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25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee March 21st-30th Black Box Theater Lincoln High School 555 Dana Avenue San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 676-7469 $10.00-$25.00 Moveable Feast: Willow Glen Every Friday night 5:00pm-8:00pm VTA Curtner Light Rail Station Canoas Garden Ave & Curtner Ave. San Jose, CA 95125 2 Dollar Tuesday Art Sales Every 3rd Tuesday of the month KALEID Gallery 88 S 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95113 http://www.kaleidgallery.com/ Free Admission Second Annual Jim McEntee Scholarship Benefit April 12th / 5:30-7:30pm

MACLA 510 S. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 998-2793 $20

Gun Buy Back March 23rd / 8:00am-12:00pm Reid-Hillview Airport 2500 Cunningham Ave., San Jose, CA 95148 (408) 808-4401 http://www.sccgunbuyback.com Unity Day III: Walk and Resource Fair March 23rd 11:00am-2:00pm Most Holy Trinity Church 2040 Nassau Dr. San Jose, CA 95122 (408) 600-8412 Lumen Obscura III April 5th / 8:00pm Historic Hoover Theater 1635 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 535-4747 $15 presale; $20 at door http://www.lumenobscura.com/ NCAA 2nd-3rd Round Tournament March 23rd / 12:00pm HP Pavilion at San Jose 525 W Santa Clara St

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Departamento de Bomberos anuncia nuevo Oficial de Información Publica El Departamento de Bomberos de San José anunció el nombramiento de Capitán Cleo Doss como Oficial de Información Pública del Departamento. el capitán Doss se encargará de supervisar los esfuerzos del Departamento de Bomberos de comunicación, incluyendo relaciones con los medios, la educación pública, el acceso de la comunidad y también las responsabilidades correspondientes. “Start Up San José” launches to revitalize empty storefronts The public-private partnership Start Up San José was recently launched in order to help communities in San José inject new life into their Business and neighborhoods. According to councilmember Sam Liccardo the basic idea is, “Where landlords of long-vacant, street-facing parcels are willing to reduce their asking lease rates, City Hall should waive permit fees for new businesses seeking to get up and running, and expedite the process.” This should give local entrepreneurs the opportunity to start a business with a reduced cost.

Friday, March 29th 8 AM

Ballet San Jose Neoclassical March 22nd-24th Ballet SJ 40 N First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 288-2800 Starting at $27.00

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Community Easter Egg Hunt March 30th / 10:00am Discovery Meadow 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA 951110 (408) 320-8032 Rihanna: Diamonds World Tour April 6th / 7:30pm HP Pavilion at San Jose 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 287-9200 $33.50-$147.00 ticketmaster.com Come TogetherThe Beatles Tribute Concert March 23rd / 7:30pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 792-4119 $32-$47 Pulse: Dance Concert March 23rd / 5:00pm-7:00pm Historic Hoover Theater 1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 621-2790 $15-$18

Los padres líderes de Santa Catalina PACT celebraron su primera acción comunitaria para asegurar una educación excelente para sus hijos Más de 200 padres de familia y miembros de la comunidad se reunieron en Morgan Hill para compartir sus historias y sacar a la luz la crisis educativa que el distrito escolar de Morgan Hill (MHUSD) está enfrentando. La representante de la oficina de educación del condado de Santa Clara (SCCOE) Julia Hover-Smoot aceptó utilizar su liderazgo para abogar que los distritos escolares en su área implementen la Iniciativa Silicon Valley 2020, que busca cerrar la brecha educativa. Committee approves Senator Leland Yee’s Bill to expand online voter registration With a 3-1 vote the Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments approved the legislation which would entail having a link to California’s online voter registration system on every state government website. Mr. Yee’s SB 44 bill stems from a law that Yee authored which garnered 800,000 Californians registering to vote online last November. This bill was created in hopes of reaching some of the 5 ½ million eligible voters in the state who are unregistered.

FREE BOX “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” Day Celebration March 23rd / 10:00am-12:00pm Chronicle Books Metreon 165 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Free but RSVP required at vhc@chroniclebooks.com Electronics recycling collection 200 E. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95109 (916) 617-2664 Disposable Film Festival Geek: Gadget & App Expo March 23rd / 1:00pm-3:00pm The Bold Italic 34 Page Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 http://www.eventbrite.com/ event/5136635816 Happiness Is-Exhibition January 25th-April 14th Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montalvo Road Saratoga, CA 95070 (408) 961-5800

http://www.montalvoarts.org/ Doldrums Concert March 23rd / 2:00pm Amoeba Music (SF) 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Sunday Yoga in the park Every Sunday / 11:00am Dolores Park Dolores St. & 19th St. San Francisco, CA 94114 Piedmont Avenue Art Walk 3rd Thursday of every month 6:00pm-9:00pm Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA Heart Screening for Children By appointment Valley Medical Center or family’s home www.infant-heart.com (408) 885-4415

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POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS Services Agency and others, such as the Sacred Heart Community Center, as being a place where these homeless poverty impacted persons could go. Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR

Poverty and homelessness are impacting more people than we care to know about. This past weekend, a teacher related to me that she keeps two things at her desk. One is a bowl of apples and oranges for those students who come to class hungry. She was surprised that one was an AsianAmerican whose family is struggling to make ends meet. The other is a small amount of change in her upper desk drawer. Once she was apologetically asked by a student, who qualified for the subsidized lunches, if she could give him 30 cents to purchase lunch. “I was amazed that this kid did not even have 30 cents for his subsidized luncheon meal. There are three, sometimes four, of these kids in my class of 30 students. They are all in the lower performance levels of my general science class. Kids cannot learn when they are hungry. The hunger distracts. It really shortens their attention span.”   Our conversation continued to the recent event in San Jose where some 100 homeless persons were moved from an encampment site which was under the flight approach path to San Jose Mineta International Airport. This encampment was also visible from the high-rise windows of those tall buildings off The Alameda and Santa Clara Avenues. One homeless individual, a middle aged woman who had lost her job, asked “Where do I go?”  Indeed, where do the poor and homeless go? One could imagine the County Social

In addition, a  Hispanic graduate student phoned me to solicit a donation for the Women’s Shelter at Stanford which a group of students had formed. Their proposed budget was $20,000. One thing I was told was that some homeless women with children are driving to Palo Alto/Stanford area for overnight sleeping in their car because they felt the streets and community were much safer. A few years ago, the Opportunity Center was built in Palo Alto to accommodate homeless women with kids, but it is always full and has a waiting list.   These are the indications that this society and its economy is not working correctly. Silicon Valley has some of the wealthiest individuals in the nation. In fact, President Obama will be coming here, to raise funds for the 2014 Democratic Party Congressional campaign effort to regain control of House of Representatives and retain a majority in the Senate. It is easy to blame Congress for the current socio-economic challenges which the poor, homeless, and unemployed face daily. Organizations such as InnVision, Sacred Heart Community Center (Alma/Market Street, San Jose), and Second Harvest Food Bank are all being challenged by the increased need for food and services by the poor which come to them for help. A recent radio news program revealed that Second Harvest Food Bank was distributing enough food for 600,000 meals each month. That means that about 200,000 individuals are being assisted

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(one of nine persons in this county). What can be done quickly? Contribute funds to these non-profits. The ultrawealthy can contribute a sizeable tax-deductible contribution right now. The rest of us can contribute what is possible. But there are other concerns. The homeless and poor can be helped most by American voters getting very angry about the decision-making stalemates in the U.S. Congress, where all programs are first written up as legislation. A bipartisan coalition of Democrats and Republicans must begin to make decisions which support putting workers back to work. Enact programs to rebuild the infrastructure. Reform the tax code to ensure that all pay a fair share of taxes. And, if America is to remain an international superpower, then education reform and a comprehensive immigration reform must be enacted as soon as possible.   The data available reveals that if the American consumer economy can be re-invigorated, then all will benefit from tax revenues which currently are too low to help the poor and homeless.  Representative Paul Ryan (R, Wisconsin) recently presented a budget plan which would repeal the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), cut back on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security programs. All these impact the elderly, the uninsured, homeless and poor. No plan was presented to cut back on the many tax loopholes which, when eliminated, would be a step towards balancing the national budget.   If poverty and homelessness are to be reduced, the American consumer economy must be re-established.

Corriendo detrás del azúcar de calorías. La actividad de correr fue seleccionada debido a que muchas personas no les gusta hacerlo.

Cinthia Rodríguez EL OBSERVADOR Hace unos días, yo y Arturo, el interno editorial estábamos en medio de unas nuestras conversaciones donde compartimos información a veces rara y en esta ocasión uno de sus comentarios fue un poco sorprendente. El me decía que en Nueva York están pensando en agregar información sobre como quemar las calorías de un refresco. Como quise saber más, me entere de que hace un año habían hecho algunas investigaciones realizadas al respecto. Los que hicieron esta investigación, que aparece en la revista Americana de salud pública, observaron a los adolescentes en las tiendas en el oeste de Baltimore, donde los letreros muestran tanto la cantidad de calorías, la cantidad de calorías como porcentaje de la ingesta diaria de calorías recomendada, o el tiempo dedicado a correr que se necesitaría para quemar esas calorías. Mientras que todos los ádolescentes llevaron a comprar menos bebidas azucaradas, la conversión a minutos de ejercicio fue la más eficaz. Hábitos del estudiante cambiaron, más empezaron a comprar agua mientras que las ventas de refrescos se redujo ligeramente. El letrero muestra el tiempo que había necesidad de correr para quemar las calorías de una bebida azucarada, en lugar de mostrar un conteo

Los investigadores calcularon el tiempo de ejercicio basado en el peso. Una persona de 150 libras tendría que correr durante 40 minutos para quemar una botella de 20 onzas de soda. Entiendo que quieren hacer a la gente mas consciente de la forma en que consumidor pero incluir cuanto tienes que correr se me hace un poco gracioso. No creo que ténemos que ir a extremos así. No me gusta la idea de impedir a la gente tomarse un refresco con ejercicio. Creo que grupos de defensa de la salud y la nutrición deberían de exigir más clases de recreo y comida en todo el sistema de educación. Yo recuerdo salir de clase y todos corríamos, jugábamos futbol o baloncesto pero parece que los niños de hoy no salen a respirar al aire libre, si lo hicieran no reaccionarían negativamente a la idea de correr. También seria una buena idea de alimentar

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a los niños comidas mas saludables. Me imagino que les siguen dando pizza y hamburguesas durante almuerzo y ahí es donde pueden empezar. Escuelas pueden tener un jardín con verduras donde los estudiantes aprenden sobre donde viene la comida y preguntar por ella en sus casas. Algunas de las cosas que enserio no entiendo es como comidas frescas y saludables a veces cuestan mas que las cajitas felices. Si en realidad el país quisiera que la gente este más enterada de lo que consumen porque les permite a restaurantes de comida rápida servir comida con animales que posiblemente fueron creados solo para convertirse en “nuggets”. Es lo mismo con comida genéticamente modificada. Ahí es cuando me gustaría mirar el gobierno metiendo las manos. Eso de incluir datos sobre cuanto tienes que correr para quemar unas calorías debido al azúcar de una soda es la menor de mis preocupaciones. Pongamos más atención a nuestro sistema de alimentación y empezar por ahí.

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Bay Area CHP Officer awarded “Trooper of the Year” SACRAMENTO

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) today announced that the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has recognized CHP Officer Tyler Carlton as the nation’s top trooper for exhibiting tremendous heroism after his partner, Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, was shot on Sept. 4, 2012, along Interstate 680 in Alamo. Officer Carlton responded immediately, stopping the threat and preventing further shootings by the armed assailant. Officer Youngstrom would later succumb to his injuries, but Officer Carlton’s lifesaving efforts enabled his fallen partner’s organs to be donated in accordance with his wishes. “Officer Carlton displayed extreme courage in the face of overwhelming adversity in an attempt to save Officer Youngstrom. His selfless actions that

day eventually helped save the lives of others,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “The California Highway Patrol is extremely proud of Officer Carlton and we are all truly grateful for his devotion to duty, and his love for his family and community.” As a result of his courageous and heroic actions that day, Officer Carlton was presented with the “IACP Trooper of the Year Award” at the IACP’s mid-year meeting Friday in New Orleans, La. Officer Carlton, age 26, lives in the Bay Area and was first assigned to the Westminister Area office after graduating from the CHP Academy in August 2009. Two years later, Officer Carlton transferred to the Contra Costa Area office where he continues to serve as a patrol officer. Officer Carlton said he was honored and humbled to re-

ceive the award he described as “bittersweet.” “I’m honored to share the story of how my dear friend, Officer Kenyon Youngstrom, selflessly paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the community that he loved. He is a true hero, and I wish I could give this award to him,” Carlton said. “I am accepting this award on behalf of Kenyon, and all of my other brother and sister CHP officers, as well as the other three troopers who were nominated and every other trooper in this country. I’m proud to call them all my brother and sister.” The IACP is a professional organization for law enforcement leaders worldwide. The IACP addresses cutting edge issues confronting law enforcement though advocacy, programs and research, as well as training and other professional services.

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The 2013 Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award Winners Maintaining an adequate water supply while protecting natural ecosystems will become even more challenging in the era of climate change and population growth.   That’s why a coalition of 19 water agencies, environmental organizations and business networks hosts the annual Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards. Now in its fifth year, the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards Coalition is pleased to announce the 2013 winners: Business: Life Scan (Milpitas), Government Agency:  County of Santa Clara, Organization:  First Community Housing  (San Jose), Greenscape Management: East Side Union High School District  (San Jose), Education:  Linda Gass & Shaped by Water (Los Altos), and Water Champion:  Arvind Kumar (San Jose). Over the last decade, Life Scan has successfully completed water  conservation and recycled water projects, that have resulted in a reduction of more than 90% of  potable water use on its campus.   In 2009, LifeScan completed the first industrial recycled water project in Milpitas by  partnering with the City and South Bay Water Recycling.   The recycled water is used to feed three 700-ton cooling towers that are part of the HVAC chilled water  plant.   In 2012, recycled water made  up 93% of Life Scan’s total water usage. Through water efficient technology and landscaping, as well as education of building occupants and staff, the County of Santa Clara has achieved over 50 million gallons of water savings

and uses almost 10 million gallons of recycled water per year. Their Green Building Policy encourages retrofits, remodels, renovations, and new buildings to be designed as energy and water efficient as possible.  The County also encourages others to strive for water use efficiency through its Green Business Program.   As a local nonprofit affordable  housing developer, First Community Housing has implemented a comprehensive water  management and conservation program at its new Fourth Street  Family Apartments in downtown San Jose.   Through the use of water-efficient plumbing fixtures, drought tolerant landscaping, and a waterefficient irrigation system, Fourth  Street uses 35% less potable water indoors and 58% less potable  water for irrigation compared to a conventional building.   An early adopter of reclaimed water for landscape irrigation, the  East Side Union High School District has reduced its use of potable water for irrigation by 30%, conserving 67 million gallons of potable water per year.  District groundskeepers also chip tree trimmings and use the mulch to reduce surface evaporation.  The District has converted 11 football fields to synthetic turf, conserving  75 million gallons of water per year.  In 2012, the District replaced 61 toilets with water efficient models and retrofitted 216 urinals with low flow flush valves, conserving over 31,000 gallons of potable water annually. Spearheaded by Linda Gass and a team of volunteers, “Shaped by Water:

Past, Present and Future” is a traveling exhibition that examines the role of water and water  conservation in shaping the history of Santa Clara Valley – and its  future.   This free interactive exhibit utilizes indoor  and outdoor displays incorporating photographs, maps, videos, activities, sound and artwork to inspire a deepened connection to the water that sustains us.   It asks the question: “Can history teach us to become better stewards of our water?”   An interactive map of California allows visitors to press a button to identify the source of their water  and locate local reservoirs, percolation  ponds and other water supply infrastructure.  A 72-foot long display  features 153 one-gallon water bottles (the average daily per-capita  water use in Santa Clara Valley) color-coded to show typical average use for landscape irrigation, toilet flushing, showers, etc.   Arvind Kumar has worked tirelessly to promote droughttolerant California native plants throughout the Bay Area and the State.   Arvind was instrumental in the development and on-going success of the Going Native Garden Tour, which will celebrate its 11th  anniversary in May.   As part of the Tour, thousands of people visit showcase gardens featuring native plants.  These gardens are exemplary models of how landscaping with natives can reduce water, chemical and pesticide use, improve wildlife habitat, and provide a unique aesthetic appeal.   Attendees learn that water use can decrease by nearly 90% when traditional, high water use landscapes are replaced with native gardens.  


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How to make a business plan Opening a new business can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have any experience in the world of business. There are so many things to consider, from identifying the perfect product or service to sell to finding the right financing. With so many moving parts, getting started can seem rather challenging. A business plan is always a first good step. It will help you lay out your plans, anticipate how you will manage your business and help you get the right financing. In other words, it can really help your company succeed.

A business plan includes: »Executive summary: Every business plan begins with an executive summary which features basic information about the business, the types of products and services it sells, the state of the industry and future plans. If you are just opening a business, this summary should include your professional experience and the reasons why you think your company will succeed.

»Company description: This section describes your business goal and details the different parts of your company, including the types of product or services it sells, consumer demand and potential new clients. It also describes its competitive advantages in the marketplace, such as its location and type of operation. It can be as long as a few paragraphs, but the shorter the better. The goal is for the reader to have a good idea of what the business is about and understand its competitive advantages. »Market analysis: Who are the customers? How big is the market? Who is the competition? A market analysis answers many of these questions in detail. You can describe, for example, the type of customers you anticipate having (office workers and area residents) and describe the area where the business is located (there are five commercial buildings and 200 residential apartments within a mile radius, etc.) »Company organization: Here you explain how your company is organized and who is involved. In other words, describe who is doing what. This information

SACRAMENTO A $19 million State training grant will help 2,497 Californians in thirteen counties move quickly off the unemployment rolls and into new careers in high-wage jobs in growing industries. The $19,049,512 grant will provide job training and job search assistance to laid-off workers in Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Sacramento, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo,

“California is steadily adding jobs as we work our way out of the deepest economic downturn in more than seven decades,” said Director Pam Harris, California Employment Development Department (EDD). “While we have taken great strides, we still have far to go. Many workers remain unemployed

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Proyecto de mejoramiento de la carretera US 101 entre Monterey Street y la carretera State Route 129 Aviso de la disponibilidad del Informe Preliminar sobre el Impacto Ambiental (DEIR) AVISO DE REUNIÓN PÚBLICA

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) está proponiendo la construcción de mejoras a lo largo de un segmento de 7.6 millas de la carretera US 101 entre Monterey Street en Gilroy y la carretera State Route (SR) 129 en San Benito County. El proyecto mejoraría la seguridad vial y operativa.

is useful particularly if you’re looking for financing. Bankers need to know how your company is structured and who they are dealing with. »Description of products and services: Use this section to explain in more detail the products or services you plan to sell. How will your product be consumed? How often? How will consumers benefit from your products? »Marketing plan: This is your chance to explain in

detail how you will market your products and services to potential clients. This can include plans for a website, advertising in local newspapers, promotions or other ads. »Finances and projections: The purpose of this section is to provide financial information about your company, including short and long-term sales projections. You can also include fixed and variable costs and when the company anticipates profits.

State grant will help unemployed California workers find jobs Sutter and Yuba counties. This assistance will be provided by the California MultiSector Workforce Partnership, which is a statewide collaborative of 14 Workforce Investment Boards.

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because they lack the skills needed in the economy of the 21st century. This grant will provide them with the tools to find jobs in three primary high-growth industries: health care, professional and business services, and transportation and warehousing.” The California Multi-Sector Workforce Partnership has partnered with the California Workforce Association and EDD to provide comprehensive training and employment services for workers across California who have been displaced from their

jobs through no fault of their own. The Partnership will use the funding to provide advanced education, basic skills training, job search assistance, work experience and supportive services. Funding for the program is drawn from the Governor’s 25 percent portion of Dislocated Worker Funds from Title I of the federal Workforce Investment Act and is under the administrative authority of the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency’s EDD.

VTA ha preparado un Informe Preliminar sobre el Impacto Ambiental (DEIR) para el proyecto propuesto, de conformidad con las actuales leyes y directrices ambientales del estado. El DEIR Preliminar describe el proyecto y da a conocer los posibles impactos ambientales y las medidas de mitigación propuestas para el proyecto. Para obtener más información sobre el proyecto y el DEIR Preliminar, asista a la siguiente reunión comunitaria:

Jueves 28 de marzo de 2013, 5 p.m. a 7:30 p.m. Presentación y comentarios públicos de 6 a 7 p.m. Gilroy Library, salón comunitario del primer piso 350 West 6th Street, Gilroy, 95020

A este lugar se puede llegar utilizando las líneas de autobuses 17, 19 y 68 de VTA. Si usted no puede asistir a esta reunión, es posible acceder por Internet a la información del proyecto en http://www.vta.org/projects/101monterey. En los siguientes lugares se puede obtener una copia de este documento: • Valley Transportation Authority Building B-Lobby 3331 North First Street, San Jose, 95134 • Gilroy Library, 350 West 6th Street, Gilroy, 95020 • Morgan Hill Public Library, 17575 Peak Ave, Morgan Hill, 95037 • San Benito County Library, 470 5th Street, Hollister, 95023 • San Juan Bautista Library, 801 2nd St., San Juan Bautista, 95045 Se recibirán comentarios sobre el DEIR Preliminar hasta las 5 p.m. el lunes 29 de abril del 2013. Se aceptarán comentarios durante la reunión o por correo postal, fax o correo electrónico en la siguiente dirección: VTA Environmental Programs/Resources Management Dept. Attention: Ann Calnan 3331 North First Street, Building B-2, San Jose, CA 95134-1927 Fax: (408) 321-5787; correo electrónico:101_Widening@vta.org Las personas que requieran servicio de interpretación, lenguaje por señas de los Estados Unidos o documentos en formatos accesibles, deberán comunicarse con el Programa de Extensión de VTA en la Comunidad al (408) 321-7575/(408) 321-2330 (TTY) al menos cinco días hábiles antes de la reunión. Todas las instalaciones de la reunión son accesibles para personas que tienen discapacidades. Para obtener detalles adicionales sobre la reunión y solicitar una copia impresa o en CD del Informe Preliminar sobre el Impacto Ambiental (DEIR), llame al Programa de Extensión de VTA en la Comunidad al (408) 321-7575 o envíe un correo electrónico a community.outreach@vta.org.

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The National Hispanic University La Escuela de la Comunidad Partners With StraighterLine to Expand Access to Higher Education Authors Name EL OBSERVADOR

San Jose CALIFORNIA The National Hispanic University (NHU) and StraighterLine announced an articulation agreement that will enable students to transfer StraighterLine’s American Council on Education (ACE)–recommended courses for credit at NHU. The agreement will increase access to quality higher education for students who are looking to successfully complete their degree program in a multicultural learning environment. Students taking undergraduate courses through

StraighterLine will have access to the advantages of an NHU education including online and campus-based degree programs in a variety of disciplines such as business, child development, and mathematics and science. Students will also benefit from a highly engaged and dedicated faculty as well as a personalized and supportive educational experience that fosters respect for diversity and inclusion. “Through our alliance with StraighterLine, we are offering students a path to continue their education and providing them with an opportunity to achieve their personal and professional

goals,” said Dr. David P. Lopez, president of NHU. “Our programs provide students who are teaching, working in and interacting with diverse communities the knowledge, real-world skills and the competitive advantage they will need to become leaders.” In addition to its articulation agreement with StraighterLine, NHU has transfer agreements and credit opportunities with other universities, community colleges and organizations to support its mission of greater access to higher education and ensuring academic success. Transfer of credit varies by degree program.

Latino College Preparatory Academy (LCPA) es una escuela diferente con un sentir muy familiar. Año tras año, los maestros y administradores se enorgullecen al mirar el crecimiento académico, social y emocional de nuestros estudiantes. Ellos se sienten en casa al saber que la mayoría de sus maestros hablan su lengua materna valorando su cultura y sus raíces. Los estudiantes saben que la mayoría de nuestro personal los conocen por nombre y muchas veces conocen a sus familias por haber sido parte de nuestra escuela anteriormente. Nuestro enfoque en LCPA, es ayudar a que nuestros estudiantes sean exitosos en la preparatoria y sean aceptados en las universidades UC, CSU y privadas. Hemos visto bastante éxito en esto, puesto que el 50% de nuestros estudiantes son aceptados

anualmente en dichas universidades. Otro enfoque, es el de asegurarnos que todos los estudiantes crezcan en su nivel de inglés para que sean exitosos en este país. Varios de nuestros estudiantes empezaron en LCPA hablando poco inglés y terminaron sus estudios listos para ingresar a la universidad. Aunque nuestro enfoque es la adquisición del idioma, creemos que es importante seguir mejorando su español y lo logramos a través de las 4 clases avanzadas para hispano-hablantes, las cuales son requisitos a partir del décimo grado. LCPA también ofrece diversos programas deportivos

(fútbol, baloncesto, softball, lacrosse, cross-country y volleyball). EUP (clases a nivel universitario para estudiantes de preparatoria). Baile folklórico y música. Queremos que nuestros estudiantes puedan ser expuestos a muchas experiencias educativas, aún fuera de los salones de clase. Trabajamos con una comunidad que tiene un gran potencial y LCPA esta aquí para asegurarse que nuestra comunidad alcance los niveles educativos que traigan éxito y esperanza, no sólo a los estudiantes, sino también a sus familias.

2013 HPRA Scholarship Program LOS ANGELES The Hispanic Public Relations Association, Los Angeles Chapter (HPRA), announced the call for entries for the HPRA Scholarship Program which to date, has awarded more than $250,000 to assist Hispanic students pursuing careers in public relations and related communications field.     “We encourage students with outstanding undergraduate academic achievement and community service to apply for the scholarship,” said Delia L. López, HPRALA president. “The scholarship helps offset student college expenses.”   The 2013 HPRA Scholarship Program will award five scholarships, each in the amount of $2,000, plus

a $1,000 Esther Renteria Community Service Scholarship based on community service. Recipients also get the opportunity to interview for a public relations internship at leading agencies and corporate organizations, which are part of HPRA as well as receive a complimentary membership to HPRAL.A.

To be eligible, students must: Be accepted to attend a four-year accredited California college or university by Fall 2013 semester Be an incoming junior or senior student of at least 25 percent Hispanic decent Have a minimum 2.7 cumulative GPA and 3.0 GPA

in their major subject Be California natives/ residents attending school in California Major in public relations, communications, journalism, advertising and/or marketing A desire to work in the public relations industry with a major in other disciplines Be available to attend the HPRA PRemio Awards dinner in October 2013 in Los Angeles Interested students must complete the online application at http://www.hpra-usa. org/la/scolarship-program/ by no later than Friday, April 26, 2013. Students will be notified by August if they are selected.  


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New Alzheimer’s Association Obesidad infantil: una report reveals 1 in 3 seniors crisis que hay que resolver dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia Myriam Grajes-Hall UC AGRICULTURAY RECURSOS NATURALES

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke, continue to experience significant declines, Alzheimer’s deaths continue to rise – increasing 68 percent from 2000-2010. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and is the only leading cause of death without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. Based on 2010 data, Alzheimer’s was reported as the underlying cause of death for 83,494 individuals – individuals who died from Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Facts and Figures reveals that in 2013 an estimated 450,000 people in the United States will die with Alzheimer’s. The true number of deaths caused by Alzheimer’s is likely to be somewhere between the officially reported number of those dying from, and those dying with, Alzheimer’s.  According to Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Facts and Figures, a recent study evaluated the contribution of individual common diseases to death using a nationally representative sample of older adults, and found that dementia was the second largest contributor to death behind heart failure. Among 70-years-olds with Alzheimer’s disease, 61% are expected to die within a decade. Among 70-year-olds without Alzheimer’s, only 30% will die within a decade.

Human and Financial Toll of Alzheimer’s More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Without the development of medical breakthroughs that prevent, slow or stop the disease, by 2050 the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease could reach 13.8 million. Previous estimates suggest that number could be high as 16 million. Alzheimer’s and dementia place an enormous burden on individuals and families. In 2012, there were more than 15 million caregivers who provided more than 17 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $216 billion. Individuals with dementia often require increasing levels of supervision and personal care as the disease progresses. As symptoms exacerbate as the disease progresses, the care required of family members and friends can often result in increased emotional stress and health challenges for caregivers. Due to the physical and emotional toll of caregiving, Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers had $9.1 billion in additional health care costs of their own in 2012. The burden on the nation’s health care system and government programs is also enormous. According to Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Facts and Figures, the total payments for health and long-term care services for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will total $203 billion in 2013, the lion’s share of which will be borne by Medicare and Medicaid with combined costs of

$142 billion. Despite these staggering figures today, by 2050 total costs will increase 500 % to $1.2 trillion. Special Focus on the Long-Distance Caregiving Experience Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Facts & Figures also explores the challenges faced by long-distance caregivers for people living with Alzheimer’s. The report finds that nearly 15% of caregivers for people with Alzheimer’s, or another dementia, are “long-distance caregivers” – caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease who live at least 1 hour away. These long-distance caregivers had annual out-of-pocket expenses nearly twice as high as local caregivers – $9,654 compared to $5,055.  “The difficulties of Alzheimer’s and dementia are significant for all caregivers, but individuals who live a substantial distance from their loved ones face unique hardships,” said Beth Kallmyer, MSW, Vice President of Constituent Services for the Alzheimer’s Association. “Long-distance caregivers have nearly double the out-of-pocket expenses of local caregivers, experience greater challenges assessing the care recipient’s conditions and needs, report more difficulty communicating with health care providers and often have higher levels of psychological distress and family discord in their caregiving experience.” The full text of the Alzheimer’s Association  2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures can be viewed at www.alz.org.

Aproximadamente 25 millones de niños y adolescentes estadounidenses sufren o se encuentran en riesgo de sufrir de obesidad, algo que ha sido calificado por expertos en la materia como una “severa crisis de salud”, que de no resolverse pronto, podría traer graves consecuencias médicas y económicas a toda la nación. Según estudios previos citados en un articulo publicado recientemente por un grupo de especialistas de Extensión Cooperativa de la Universidad de California, una sexta parte de todos los niños en edad escolar del país que sufren de obesidad han experimentado ya factores de riesgo de enfermedades cardiacas, incluyendo hipertensión y problemas de colesterol. “Por lo tanto, para poder revertir la actual crisis de obesidad, debemos crear ambientes que apoyen la salud. En otras palabras, para permitirles a los niños que hagan elecciones saludables, debemos enfocarnos en cambiar las comunidades en las que viven y asisten a las escuelas, para así poder proveerles un ambiente en donde es posible hacer elecciones saludables”,

señala Patricia Crawford, nutricionista y directora del Centro Atkins para el Estudio del Peso y la Salud de la UC. “La causa primordial de obesidad es un desequilibrio energético, o sea, un alto consumo de calorías a la par que se queman muy pocas”, agrega. “Mientras que el enfoque médico para combatir la obesidad infantil está orientado a tratarla de manera individual, un enfoque que incluya la prevención a nivel de toda la población, podría ser más efectivo y económico”.

Estudios previos revelan que la prevalencia de obesidad entre niños y adolescentes de los Estados Unidos se triplicó entre 1980 y 2010, de 6.5 a 18 por ciento entre niños de 6 a 11 años y de 5 a 18.4 por ciento, entre adolescentes de 12 a 19 años. “El costo anual por la atención médica directa por condiciones de salud relacionadas a la obesidad en Estados Unidos es de 147 mil millones de dólares, y se proyecta que esta cifra se duplique cada década si no se reducen las tasas de obesidad”, exponen las expertas. Paneles de expertos de organismos como los Centros para la Prevención y Control de Enfermedades han reconocido que el rápido incremento en los casos de obesidad podría deberse más

a factores causados por el medio ambiente, que a factores genéticos. Estos factores del medio ambiente son identificados por las expertas como el fácil acceso de la población a comida chatarra, un incremento en el tamaño de la porciones, la disponibilidad de bebidas gaseosas y botanas poco nutritivas en las instalaciones escolares, la reducción de programas de actividad física y a la vez un incremento en las actividades sedentarias, parques e instalaciones recreativas insuficientes. “El programa UC CalFresh de Santa Clara enseñó a más de 500 familias hispanas de recursos limitados cómo sacarle el mayor provecho a la compra de su despensa de manera nutritiva a la vez que ahorraban dinero”, indicó Susan Algert, especialista en nutrición de la UC. Un nuevo programa de prevención contra la obesidad de la UC estará dirigido a niños y sus familias en dos comunidades de California. El programa “Niños sanos, familias sanas” fomentará cambios en la actitud, conocimiento y comportamiento de estudiantes, cambios que sean favorables para establecer hábitos alimenticios y patrones de actividad física saludables.


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MARCH 22 - MARCH 28, 2013 Jamón a la parrilla con especias y glaseado cítrico Tiempo de preparación: 15 minutos Tiempo de cocción: 1 1/2 a 2 horas Rinde: 12 a 14 porciones (4 onzas) 6 a 7 libras de jamón cocido con hueso, sin grasa 1 cucharada de coriandro molido 1 cucharada de pimentón dulce molido 1 cucharadita de comino molido 1/2 cucharadita de canela molida 1/4 cucharadita de clavo de olor molido 1/4 taza de mermelada de limón (u otra mermelada cítrica) 2 cucharadas de jugo de naranja 2 cucharadas de azúcar morena compactada Precaliente el gas o la parrilla al carbón a temperatura media (de 375 °F a 425 °F). Prepare la parrilla para cocción indirecta: en el caso de la parrilla a gas, apague el mechero del centro; en el caso de la parrilla al carbón, coloque carbón a los costados y una cubeta de goteo debajo de las fuentes de calor. Realice muescas en forma de diamante al jamón (de aproximadamente 1/8 pulgada de profundidad en la grasa). En un recipiente pequeño, mezcle coriandro, pimentón dulce, comino, canela y clavo de olor. Unte la mezcla de especias sobre los lados del jamón. Coloque el jamón, con la parte plana hacia abajo, en el centro de la parrilla sobre la cubeta de goteo. Cubra y cocine. Si es necesario, agregue briquetas de carbón para mantener el calor hasta que la temperatura interna del jamón alcance los 140 °F, entre 1 1/2 y 2 horas o de 15 a 18 minutos por libra.

Anime el banquete de Pascuas (FAMILY FEATURES) ¿Busca darle un giro delicioso a su comida de Pascuas? Pruebe cocinar jamón a la parrilla. Es muy fácil animar el banquete con esta receta de jamón a la parrilla con especias y glaseado cítrico. El jamón, fuente de sabor, se puede preparar de muchas maneras que permiten complementar diversos platos y sabores que se adaptan a cualquier celebración de Pascuas y a cualquier otro evento. Y no apague la parrilla, porque ningún banquete de Pascuas estaría completo sin un postre dulce y humeante también de la parrilla. Aquí encontrará la receta para preparar una tarta de helado de yogur y caramelo con duraznos asados.

Mientras tanto, en un recipiente pequeño, mezcle la mermelada, el jugo de naranja y el azúcar.Unte la mezcla de mermelada sobre el jamón. Cubra y cocine (5 minutos) hasta que el glaseado esté levemente caramelizado. Retire el jamón de la parrilla, páselo a una tabla para cortar y deje reposar de 15 a 30 minutos.

A Simple Spring Meal Made Easy

(FAMILY FEATURES) This spring, whether you’re hosting guests for brunch, lunch or dinner, a quiche dish is the perfect addition to your menu. Replacing pastry dough with easy-to-prepare pierogies is not only a delicious twist on the classic dish, but it will save you time in the kitchen so you can spend more time enjoying the beautiful spring weather with family and friends. Crust-less Spring Quiche Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Serves: 6 1 1 1 1 3 2 1 1/2 3 3/4 1/4 1

16-ounce box Mrs. T’s Potato and Cheddar Pierogies tablespoon butter or margarine small red bell pepper, thinly sliced cup mushrooms, sliced cups baby spinach scallions, sliced cups milk large eggs teaspoon salt teaspoon ground black pepper cup shredded Asiago cheese Preheat oven to 350°F. Boil pierogies as box directs.

Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat; add red pepper slices and mushrooms. Cook, stirring frequently about 5 minutes or until just tender. Remove to bowl with slotted spoon. Add spinach and scallions to drippings remaining in skillet; cook about 3 minutes or until just wilted. Remove to bowl with vegetables. Grease 3-quart casserole dish. Beat milk, eggs, salt and pepper in large bowl, until well mixed. Add vegetables, cheese and cooked pierogies. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish. Bake 40 minutes, or until mixture is puffed and golden.


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Starting March 4, 2013, certain relatives of American citizens who are in the country illegally, and need a waiver of unlawful presence before being eligible for a green card, can get a decision on their case before leaving the United States. For those who can take advantage of the new rule, this means peace of mind, knowing that their loved one is likely to successfully complete the immigration process and not be stranded in a foreign country for an unknown length of time.

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I-601 Waiver s

1. What is the new rule and how can it help my family?

Under current law, many immigrants who enter the country illegally, or overstay their visas, cannot apply for permanent residence (a “green card”) in the U.S., and instead must finish the immigration process abroad. Unfortunately, just leaving the country—even to pick up a visa sponsored by a family member—automatically makes the intending immigrant subject to a penalty for their “unlawful presence,”

potentially separating them from their family for up to ten years. For some, but not all, the penalty can be waived. The new rule means that many immigrants will leave the United States, knowing in advance that their case will probably be approved, and they could be back with their families—as a legal resident—in a matter of days.

2. Who can apply under the new rule? Only applicants who are an immediate relative of a

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untary departure, may not qualify unless they get special permission from the government and a court order resolving their case.

The applicant must be physically present in the United States, and not already have a scheduled interview at a U.S. consulate abroad. Also, the provisional waiver is only available if the sole issue holding up a case is unlawful presence. Applicants who have criminal issues or other immigration violations cannot use the provisional procedure. Individuals, who are in immigration court or who have an order of removal or vol-

3. Do I need to work with an attorney? The immigration process can take months, even years, and government filing fees and other expenses are significant—it’s best to know your options before investing time and money. A thorough legal consultation should look at all aspects of your immigration history to find the best solution for your family, not just evaluate eligibil-

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ity for a provisional waiver. Always work with a licensed immigration attorney. Consider consulting with an experienced immigration lawyer before starting the process to make sure that you qualify, and that stateside waiver processing is the best solution for your immigration case.

Please contact Law Office of Jessica Y. Meng for further questions, (408) 628-2290, jm@immigrationmeng. com or http://immigrationmeng. com.

Most Fire Deaths Result in Homes with No Smoke Alarms CAL FIRE Reminds Californians to Check Their Smoke Alarms

Robinson Oil Corporation donated $1,172, representing the proceeds from the sale of paper bags in its San Jose stores during the first year of San Jose’s new single-use plastic bag ban, to Guadalupe River Park Conservancy. Robinson Oil Corporation CEO Tom Robinson explained his decision, saying, “Donating the fees from the San Jose bag ordinance was a way to help Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, and also a way to let our customers know it was not a fee Rotten Robbie was attempting to benefit from.” Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, which has adopted the river from Coleman Avenue to Hwy 880 under Santa Clara Valley Water District’s Adopt-aCreek program, applied the donation to its volunteer efforts. Executive Director Leslee Hamilton noted, “We really appreciate the Rotten Robbie funds. We do monthly river clean ups and

US citizen (spouses, parents and certain children) can apply at this time, though the rule may later be expanded to other relatives.

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have seen a huge reduction in the number of plastic bags since the ban went into effect. The river looks better and is a healthier habitat for birds, fish, and other wildlife.” San Jose Ordinance 28877 was adopted by the San Jose City Council on December 14, 2010, and bans retail stores, that sell perishable and non-perishable goods, from offering single-use plastic bags. Stores may still provide paper bags made of 40% post-consumer recycled material and charge a minimum of 10 cents for each bag.

Robinson Oil Corporation is a locally owned, fourth generation company operating Rotten Robbie gas stations and convenience stores throughout Northern California. Guadalupe River Park Conservancy is a non-profit organization that provides community leadership for the development and active use of San Jose’s central park through education, advocacy and stewardship. www.guadalupeconservancy.org

While a 2010 study by the National Fire Protection Association found that 96 percent of all homes have at least one smoke alarm, nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. To help reduce the number of home fire fatalities, CAL FIRE is reminding all Californians to make sure they have working smoke alarms in their homes. “Smoke alarms give you and your family an early warning when there is a fire so you can quickly get outside,” said State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover, CAL FIRE-Office of the State Fire Marshal. “Smoke alarms save lives, but they must be in good working order and must be tested.” Smoke alarms should be installed inside every bedroom, out-

side each sleeping area and on every level of the home. While most smoke alarms come with 10-year batteries, CAL FIRE recommends that you test your smoke alarm monthly to ensure it’s in good working order. Replace all smoke alarms after 10 years. Families should also practice with their children what to do when there is a fire. Every family should set down and create an escape plan with an outside meeting place. If the alarm goes off, crawl low to the ground

under the smoke and exit the home quickly. A neighbor’s yard or a sidewalk mailbox are common meeting places to ensure that everyone gets out safely. Families should practice home fire drills regularly.Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent. A smoke alarm is a small price to help keep you and your family safe. For more information on smoke alarms, please visit the CAL FIRE’s website at www. fire.ca.gov.


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ARTS & CULTURE

Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR San Jose has had an historically vibrant music scene that has a couple of legendary musicians and acts in its history. The constant interactions of different cultures in the vibrantly eclectic heart of Silicon Valley brings a new wave of musicians who are incorporating their environments into their sound. Raul Y Mexia are sons of legendary Mexican Norteño band Los Tigres Del Norte front man, Hernan Hernandez, yet the sound they create is unique to their own efforts and experiences. The two Hernandez brothers, Raul and Hernan, describe their musical output as a “campechana” mix of everything fun and feel good. Campechana is a Mexican seafood cocktail that is served in a glass with ingredients such as clams, shrimp, diced onions, cucumbers, avocados, and tomatoes. Living in San Jose meant growing up with their own family’s musical background as well as the sounds around them. Mexia explained some of their influences while growing up, “Uur father and Los

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Tigres del Norte, were one of the biggest influences in just teaching us what it is to work hard with dedication, and the blueprint for how we want to live out our careers.” Their American born mother would play Marvin Gaye while their father would put on Los Humildes. Both Raul and Mexia describe their home life as full of different musical types, that had a profound effect on how they produce their own style of music. Both brothers have formal education; Raul is attending university while Mexia holds an engineering license. This implies they weren’t always headed down the road of recording artists. Their own father was reluctant for them to live the life of a musician because of the toll it takes on family and life in general. “At first our dad did not want us to become musicians. He wanted us to shy away from it. We would be missing birthday parties and family events. He didn’t want us to experience that type of stuff,” explained Raul on the initial restraints of getting into the music industry. It didn’t take long before the two brothers, along with

that Japanese and European music retailers began to carry their album in their stores. Things like this influence the positivity that their music drives to the listener.

their younger brother (who currently plays drums with them) began to experiment with hip-hop, cumbia and other genres that they were exposed to growing up. As time passed, and the Raul y Mexia worked hard at garnering underground praise, their father saw their efforts and changed his thoughts on the matter, encouraging them to do this professionally. They added, “It didn’t happen overnight, ‘hey we’re the sons of somebody famous let’s just do this.’ There’s always that hard work and sacrifice.”

Mexia had a mutual love of music with the acclaimed DJ and Producer Toy Selectah who is based out of Monterey, Mexico. 3 years ago he did a show in San Francisco where Mexia approached him to ask if they could meet and possibly work together. They remarked that indeed Toy Selectah liked their musical direction. The brothers and he “vibed on music, culture and ideas.” He was described as an easy person to get along with, which made it easy in the studio. Mexia recalls how they didn’t want to hone in on one particular

sound, which goes back to the aforementioned campechana. Metaphorically it refers to the various influences and cultures, that are shared in the bay area, that in turn influenced the musical inclinations that Mexia and Raul create. “The youth of today are really into all types of music. There’s not really one sound we’re into from Dr. Dre to Los Tucanes.” Thus the brothers Hernandez flew out to Mexico to discuss what their direction was and get to know Toy Slectah’s environment in Mexico. After going to Monterey for a couple weeks and interacting with his people and environment they recorded some tracks which led to their first single, “Las Escondidas”, which became a hit from their debut, Arriba Y Lejos. This collaboration also led them to their Los Angeles based music label Nacional Records. According to Raul the founder of Nacional, Tomas Cookman, “really understood what we were trying to do, as being versatile and representing the bay area.” At this point they told me how ecstatic and humbling it is that people give good feedback to their music. They are thankful to have this opportunity, and anytime a big moment occurs in their career it only makes them work harder to share their music with different people around the world. One of these big moments is when they learned

Raul explained that their album is fun, a fusion of everything. Some of its content has Cumbia, Norteña music, hip hop, with some Mariachi. He describes that the fun and positive melodies were a step in the opposite direction from some of their earlier work, which had some political meanings. With this album their intentions were to try something new, and see things in a different light. They describe the classification as a Latino Pop album, which they feel they made so even their younger cousins, uncles, and grandparents could listen to it and enjoy. Mexia explains that this album is simply one “you could listen to while you’re riding in your car, walking down your street with your iPod.” Asked about their goals, the two brothers responded with certainty that they were going to work for their success. “If we’re able to gain a little piece of the public’s heart, win a little spot in their hearts we’re okay with that. We’re not here to conquer the world. We have a long way to go, we’re definitely in this for the long haul and want to represent our hometown San Jose and the bay area.” Along the way their legendary musician father constantly shared his advice for his two sons about the musicians life. Their father’s advice was, “Mijos, this isn’t a sprint. You’re not running the 100 yard dash. It’s a marathon. You have to keep going. Pace yourself and keep working hard.” Follow Raul Y Mexia at their official website http:// raulymexia.com/ which contains access to their facebook and twitter pages.

They will be performing at San Jose’s Fairmount in their Pagoda venue on March 30th.


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Arriba y Lejos: una mezcla de estilos y géneros

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Cinthia Rodríguez EL OBSERVADOR Se puede decir que Raúl y Mexia nacieron para hacer música. Los hermanos ofrecen música muy distinta a la de su papá, vocalista y bajo de Los Tigres del Norte. “Arriba y Lejos”, el primer disco del dúo nativo de San José esta lleno de canciones bailables con lírica familiar a la música del idioma inglés justo al estilo pop. El DJ y productor mexicano Toy Selectah, quien produjo el álbum de 3BallMTY Inténtalo, produjo la mayoría del disco. La relación entre parejas es el tema principal del disco que por supuesto incluye la pasión, el desamor, y la atracción que hay entre parejas. Este disco contiene canciones dedicadas al género femenino con acompañamiento de sonidos electrónicos y cumbias. Tiene canciones pegajosas, como “Yo Tambien”, esta fácilmente estará tocándose en la radio. Es música divertida que se puede disfrutar en un antro con amigos que quieren pasar un buen rato.

Y por supuesto no podía faltar la música que los ha influenciado, estos hermanos no se les olvido incluir canciones norteñas, pero con estilo propio. El disco nos lleva al dulce sentir de amor cuando se es amado pero también a la amargura del desamor.

para animarte a intentarlo de nuevo.

El disco tiene buen equilibrio, porque son diferentes, Raúl, el más joven de los dos es más pop y lo notaras en su canción “Ay Amor” por el otro lado esta Mexia antes conocido como Milbocas, el es urbano solo escúchalo en “Suéltalo”. Ningún estilo es más dominante, dando así a más personas la oportunidad de gozar.

Para todos aquellos originarios de San José, les tengo buenas noticias, Mexia menciona la ciudad en “Tienes Algo”.

Prueba de esta gran fusión la disfruta en la canción “Soul Mexa” que habla sobre la separación con un ritmo genial, bueno para levantar el ánimo después de tener un corazón roto, se puede sentir como los hermanos se complementan perfectamente. “Arriba y Lejos” es ideal para escuchar ahora que el clima se esta calentando. Lo puedes escuchar cuando estés en las primeras semanas de conocer a alguien especial, en caso de que no funcione, y

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También escucharas sonidos de un saxofón, unas cuantas palabras en ingles, ritmos rápidos y lentos. En un punto del disco vas a querer bailar sin parar.

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Raul y Mexia los invitan a escucharlos este 30 de marzo en El Pagoda de Fairmont en San Jose. Vengan y disfruten de la música de su primer disco que fue lanzado el mes pasado.

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Semana Santa, Semana del Santo Rosario los nuevos cinco misterios acerca de la vida pública de Jesús. La fecha de publicación data del 16 de octubre del 2002.

Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR Los misterios del Rosario se basan en la vida, obra, pasión, crucifixión y resurrección del Maestro Jesús y en parte de la vida de la Virgen María, desde la anunciación del nacimiento de Cristo, hasta la coronación de la Virgen en el cielo.Los misterios se dividen en: misterios gozosos, dolorosos, gloriosos y luminosos. Los misterios gozosos se rezan: lunes y sábado. Los misterios dolorosos se rezan: martes y viernes. Los misterios gloriosos se rezan: miércoles y domingo. Y los novedosos misterios de la luz o misterios luminosos: se rezan los jueves.Juan Pablo II, proclamó el año del Santo Rosario y publicó una carta apostólica en la que añadió

Modo práctico para rezar el Rosario En esta época de semana santa muchos fieles suelen rezar el santo rosario y hacen sus peticiones. Para rezar el Rosario completamente, se deben recitar una gran cantidad de oraciones, en las que no pueden faltar las solemnes letanías. En estos tiempos en que la vida es tan agitada y con tantos compromisos laborales, familiares, etc. Se hace la verdad, un poco difícil rezar un Rosario completamente, no obstante, existe un modo práctico y sencillo de rezarlo.

Por ejemplo si se trata de un día domingo, entonces se rezan los misterios gloriosos. Se inicia el rezo diciendo: Este día se rezan los misterios gloriosos.Primer misterio: La Resurrección. Se reza un Padre Nuestro, seguido por diez Ave Marías y posteriormente,la oración de Gloria al Padre.

A continuación se inicia con el segundo misterio: La Ascensión de Jesús al cielo, se reza un Padre Nuestro, diez Ave Marías y la oración de Gloria al Padre y así sucesivamente hasta que se finalice con el quinto misterio.

Misterios Gozosos

Se reúne Papa Francisco con cristianos, ortodoxos y judíos

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Misterios Dolorosos La oración de Jesús en el huerto de los olivos. (San Lucas 22: 39-46) La flagelación. (San Marcos 15: 6-15) La coronación de espinas. ( San Juan 19: 1-8) Jesús con la cruz a cuestas. (San Juan 19: 16-22) La crucifixión y muerte de Jesús. (San Juan 19: 25-30)

∫ Es la primera vez que un sacerdote jesuita se convierte en pontífice ∫ Nace el 17 de diciembre de 1936 ∫ Hijo de Italianos Mario Bergoglio y Regina

Misterios Gloriosos

Misterios Luminosos El Bautismo de Jesús. (San Mateo 3: 13-17) El milagro en las bodas de Caná. (San Juan 2: 1-11) El anuncio del reino de Dios. (San Marcos 1: 14-15) La Transfiguración. (San Mateo 17: 1-8) La Institución de la Eucaristía. (Mateo 26: 26-28)

El arzobispo de Buenos Aires Jorge Mario Bergoglio, es elegido como el nuevo Pontífice de la Iglesia católica, tras cinco votaciones en el conclave. El nuevo Papa de 76 años eligió el nombre de Francisco.

“Empezamos este camino entre obispo y pueblo. Un camino de fraternidad y confianza. Rezamos para todo el mundo para que haya una gran fraternidad”, dijo Papa Francisco. “Les pido antes de darles la bendición que ustedes recen por mi, su obispo”.

La anunciación del ángel San Gabriel a la Virgen María. (San Lucas 1: 26-33, 38) La Visita de la Virgen maría, a su prima Santa Isabel. (San Lucas 1: 39-45) El nacimiento de Jesús. (San Lucas 2: 6-12) La presentación de Jesús en el templo ante los sacerdotes. ( San Lucas 2: 25-32) Jesús es perdido y hallado en el templo. (San Lucas 2: 41-50)

La resurrección de Jesucristo. (San Marcos 16: 1-7) La ascensión de Jesús al cielo. (San Lucas 24: 45-53)La venida del Espíritu Santo, sobre los apóstoles y la Virgen María. (Hechos 2: 1-7, 11)La asunción de la Virgen María al cielo. (San Lucas 1: 46-55) La coronación de la Virgen María como Reina del cielo y de la tierra. (Apocalipsis 12: 1, y Judit 13: 18-20)

Datos de El Nuevo Papa Francisco

Ciudad del Vaticano NOTIMEX El Papa Francisco se reunió hoy en El Vaticano con los principales exponentes de las iglesias ortodoxas, con líderes de diversas confesiones cristianas y también con delegados de la comunidad judía. Según informó la sala de prensa de la Santa Sede la mañana de este miércoles el líder católico sostuvo audiencias privadas, por separado, con Su Santidad Bartolomeo I, patriarca ecuménico de Constantinopla y con el metropolitano Hilarion, representante del Patriarcado de Moscú. Los encuentros tuvieron lugar en la biblioteca perso-

nal del pontífice en el Palacio Apostólico del Vaticano. Con Bartolomeo duró unos 20 minutos y con Hilarion unos 15. Este último le entregó una carta de parte del Patriarca Kiril, líder de la Iglesia ortodoxa rusa. Por la tarde de este día está prevista, también, una audiencia con Claudio Epelman, del Congreso Judío de Latinoamérica. En las últimas horas el Papa Francisco ha sido muy flexible con su agenda, integrando al último momento audiencias no previstas con anterioridad como, por ejemplo, la reunión que sostuvo también la mañana de este miércoles con la presidente de Brasil, Dilma Rousseff.

∫ Perdió un pulmón por una enfermedad respiratoria en 1960 ∫ Habla Español, Italiano, y Alemán ∫ Escritos destacados: Meditaciones para religiosos (1982), Reflexiones sobra la vida apostólica (1986), Reflexiones de esperanza (1992) Ideología y forma de vida Conservador moderado Hombre austero, de marcada espiritualidad y apegado a las tradiciones seculares de catolicismo Se mostró en contra del matrimonio y la adopción entre personas del mismo sexo las cuales ha clasificado como una discriminación en contra de los propios niños.


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(STATEPOINT) Everyone has heard about a cosmetic procedure that left a patient unsatisfied or worse. But don’t let those anecdotes scare you. There are plenty of qualified, talented doctors available for every procedure. Whether you’re investigating a tummy tuck or laser fat removal, don’t rush to the first doctor in the phone book. For better results, do your research: • Ask your friends for referrals, particularly if you like their results. • While cost may be a factor, remember, less is not always more. This is your body, so opt with the best choice. Many doctors offer their patients financing choices that can help make procedures more affordable. • Read reviews online. What kind of reputation does the doctor have?

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Three beautiful new date-night looks

(BPT) Getting ready for a date night can be fun, but finding the perfect look can be overwhelming. Going out today can mean so many things it’s not just dinner and movie anymore, there is a style for everything. Whether it’s a cozy evening at home with your sweetie, a big date night or a night out on the town with your girlfriends, you want a look that will wow everyone you meet, especially that special someone. A recent survey found that 55 percent of women feel most confident when wearing cosmetics. So, for your next date, put your best face forward and try one of these three go-to makeup routines. If you are not a pro, there is no need to worry - these beautiful looks can be accomplished easily and quickly with the right tools, so you’ll be ready in a snap. Romantic night in: This natural look is all about flawless skin, a fresh glow and lots of lashes; the goal is to look like yourself, but extra irresistible. First, prep your skin

with a primer and sweep on foundation and concealer using the right tools in the set. Then set with a loose powder (applied with a full powder brush) for an airbrushed finish. Next, contour and shape cheekbones using a fan brush dipped in bronzer. For a little glow, use the flat side of the brush to apply an illuminating powder. Top with a light pink blush on the apples of the cheeks. To make eyes pop, apply a neutral-colored shadow on the eyelid and just under the brow bone, a darker brown shadow to define the crease of the eye and a taupe shadow just above the crease. Define brows with a brow pencil to tame fly-aways. Line the upper lash line and outer lash line with a soft black pencil, smudging away any harsh edges, and apply lengthening mascara for a flirty fringe. Finish off the look with a sweep of coral lipstick, using a detailed lip brush for extra staying power. Add a dab of clear gloss just in the middle for the illusion of added volume. Big night out: Whether you are headed to a black tie affair,

BEAUTY & FASHION Begin your research process at a site which offers patients an easy way to directly connect to multiple doctors in a matter of minutes, and offers valuable resources on various procedures. For example, www.LocateaDoc.com, a top online physician directory of 150,000 doctors, connects patients with cosmetic and plastic surgeons, hair restoration specialists, and ear nose and throat doctors. Prospective patients can search by body part to find a specialist, by procedure or treatment name, location or doctor’s last name. • Schedule a consultation with several doctors so you can get a sense for how knowledgeable they seem and how comfortable you feel with them, their staffs and offices. Develop a list of questions in advance and take notes so you can remember the specifics about

have a big date or are hitting a hot party, a night out demands your most stunning self. Play up your peepers with this eyeopening technique that is sure to deliver come-hither appeal wherever the night takes you. Prep skin with a primer and use a foam applicator to apply a full coverage foundation over your entire face, using the flat edge for larger surfaces, and the pointed edge for precision application around the eyes and nose. Next, create a blank canvas with eye primer to prevent creasing and to make color last. Apply black liner along entire top lash line and outer lower lash line, making the line thicker toward the outer edges. Take a small brush to smudge the liner, blending upwards on the top lid and inward on the lower. Apply shimmery burgundy cream shadow to entire lid, and a taupe shadow to define the crease. Highlight inner corners of eye and just under brow bone with a shimmery bone shadow. Finish with two to three layers of volumizing mascara. Using a detailed lip liner brush, apply a nude lip

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each doctor and experience. • A picture is worth a thousand words, so compare doctors’ work visually. For instance, you can review over 60,000 before and after cosmetic surgery pictures at LocateaDoc.com. The searchable gallery includes botox pictures and images of other procedures done by doctors listed in the system. Filter results by procedure, gender, age, height and weight to see the results of patients similar to you. • Investigate multiple procedures that deliver similar results to determine which is right for you.

By doing appropriate leg work in advance, you can walk into your procedure with confidence that you’ve made a good decision. color and create drama with a highlighting pencil to outline just under the middle of your lower lip and curvature of your top lip. Girls night: Girls night out is the perfect time to play with color and trends. Have some fun with this look and incorporate emerald, the 2013 color of the year, into an updated twist on the cat eye. Apply a primer and then full coverage foundation, setting with powder. Use a matte bronzer on areas you want to minimize, and also apply on lower cheekbones for contouring. Use a blush with some shimmer on top of your cheekbones for a flirty effect. Bring bronzer down onto your neck and decolletage with a sculpting brush. Apply a wash of gold eye shadow over the entire eyelid and line with a black gel liner and extend into a wing slightly past the outer corner of the eye. Use an emerald green pencil to line entire lower lash line for a saturated burst of color. Finish the look with a wash of berry lipstick to really make the green eye accent pop.


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107: 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 05, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 22, 29; April 05, 12, 2013. Forder for Publication or Posting of Summons Essie R Villarreal 1090 Ruge Drive San Jose, CA 95132 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA STREET ADDRESS:170 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95113 MAILING ADDRESS: 191 North First Street CITY AND ZIP CODE: San Jose, CA 95113 Petitioner: Essie R. Villarreal Respondent: Carlos Sanchez ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OR POSTING Case No. 1-11-FL159832 Publication Granted: The Court finds that the Respondent cannot be served in any other manner specified in the California Code of Civil Procedure. The Court orders that the Summons and Petition be served by publication in the newspaper listed below. Publication must occur at least once a week for four successive weeks. EL OBSERVADOR If during the time of Publication or Posting you locate the Respondent’s address you must have someone 18 years or older mail the Summons, Petition and Order for Publication to the Respondent. The server must complete and file with the Court a Proof of Service or Mail, FL-335. Declaration: I sent a letter to Respondent’s last know residence by certified mailed on October 24, 2011. Around the same time I started to research multiple search engines like WhitePages; People Smart; and Facebook to see if anyone looked or seemed to be familiar. I only knew him for a month and never met his relatives. My results were overwhelmingly successful with over 20 pages of Carlos Sanchez results. After reviewing and contacting a couple profiles with no success I felt it necessary to request the court to grant the Order for Publication of Summons. On November 11, 2011 the certified letter was returned as “Return to sender …. No such address. Date:Feb. 17, 2012 Published: March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): Carlos Sanchez You are being sued. Lo están demandado. Petitioner’s name is:Essie R. Villarreal Nombre del demandante: Case Number (Número de caso):111FL15932 You have 30 CALENDER DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL 123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call 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. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association.

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Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1.Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state 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, quasi-community property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su cónyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1.Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o 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, tal 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, cuasi comunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte, con excepción las operaciones realizadas en el curso normal de actividades o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4.Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte el destino 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, cuasi comunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. Published. March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 576021 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Party Fiesta Ballon Décor Deliveries and Party Supplies, 999 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Jose R Ibarra, 754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/15/11. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose R. Ibarra March 15, 22, 29; April 5, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/13/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575907 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Locksmith, 105 South King Road., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Paul Nguyen, 105 South King Road., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Paul Nguyen March 15, 22, 29; April 5, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/12/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242811 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sandra Gonzalez Trejo & Jose Luis Garcia Ruiz TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Sandra Gonzalez Trejo & Jose Luis Garcia Ruiz have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Juliette Gonzalez Garcia to Juliette Garcia Gonzalez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/04/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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 13, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242756 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Benjamin Travis Loethen TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Benjamin Travis Loethen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Benjamin Travis Loethen to Kai Fox. 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 names should not be granted on 06/04/13 at 8:45 am, Room


MARCH 22 - MARCH 28, 2013 107: 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 13, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242452 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yuping Wang & Yu Xue, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Yuping Wang & Yu Xue have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huan Chen Xue to Jermy Huanchen Xue. 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 names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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 07, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 574674 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, El Camino Auto Transmission, 458 Auzeris Ave., San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Sergio Rene Salguero, 458 Auzerais Ave., San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sergio Rene Salguero March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/11/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575655 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Juliana’s Jumpers, 2220 Galveston Ave Unit D, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Luis Moreno, 2220 Galveston Ave. Unit D., San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/04/11. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Luis Moreno March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/05/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575640 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Bay Area Bath and Kitchen, 975 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Hormoz Barandar, 6662 Graystone Lane, San Jose, CA 95120, Christine Olszewke, 759 Marilyn Dr., Campbell, CA 95008 . This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/05/11. “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.) Hormoz Barandar March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/05/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

NO. 575600 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Y Y Construction Co., 719 Josina Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306 Santa Clara Co. Y Y Construction Co., 719 Josina Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306. This business is conducted by a corporation registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Y Y Construction Co. Yao-Yu Liu/President March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/04/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575544 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Escritorio Publico de Maria Inez Quiñonez Ortiz, Escritorio Publico Tax Services, 47 E. William Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Maria Inez Quiñonez Ortiz, 2052 Gold St.#162, Alviso, CA 95002. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/26/09. “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.) Maria Inez Quiñonez Ortiz March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/01/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242307 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Huong Thi Huynh & Thoai Ngoc Chau, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Huong Thi Huynh & Thoai Ngoc Chau have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vincent Chau Chau to Vincent Huynh Chau. 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 names should not be granted on 05/28/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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 06, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242283 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lizbet Torres de Israde & Samuel Israde, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Lizbet Torres de Israde & Samuel Israde have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alely Israde to Alely Israde Torres. 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 names should not be granted on 05/28/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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 06, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242032 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the appli-

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com cation of: Hamid Reza Ziaei Ziaratgahi & Maryam Hosseini Asffeh Salari, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Hamid Reza Ziaei Ziaratgahi & Maryam Hosseini Asffeh Salari have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hamid Reza Ziaei Ziaratgahi t Hamid Ziaei b.Maryam Hosseini Asffeh Salari to Maryam Salari c. Sina Ziaei Ziaratgahi to Sina Ziaei d. Romina Ziaei Ziaratgahi to Romina Ziaei. 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 names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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 01, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242032 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Damian Rene Fernandez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Damian Rene Fernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Damian Rene Fernandez to Damian Rene Castaneda. 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 names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241296 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhan Thanh Thi Lam & Lan Thanh Nguyen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Nhan Thanh Thi Lam & Lan Thanh Nguyen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ngoc Hoai Boa Nguyen to Jaden Hoai Bao Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/14/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Feb 15, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 575638 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office. Arkay Media, 1721 Rogers Avenue Suite K-1, San Jose, CA 95112-1110. Filed in Santa Clara County on 03/30/2010 under file no. 536094. Richard P. Komorowski, 1608 Hope Drive #214, Santa Clara, CA 95054. This business was conducted by an individual. 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.) Richard P. Komorowski March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/05/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575396 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Mobil Green Clean Auto Detailing, 560 N 6th Street Apt 211, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Maria Lemus, 560 N 6th Street Apt. 211, San Jose, CA 95112, Miguel A. Lemus, 560 N 6th Street, Apt. 211, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a married couple registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Lemus March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/26/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575323 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Saratoga Performance Chiropractic, 14375 Saratoga Ave Suite 101, Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Dr. John R Marian D.C., 14611 Big Basin Way Apt. A, Saratoga, CA 95070. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/03/2013. “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.) Dr. John R Marian D.C. March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/25/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575201 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, The Pottypal, 6524 Old Meadow Ct., San Jose, CA 95135, Santa Clara Co. Dr. Rafael G. San Luis Jr., 6524 Old Meadow Ct., San Jose, CA 95135, Deborah M San Luis, 6524 Old Meadow Ct., San Jose, CA 95135. This business is conducted by a married couple registrant have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rafael G. San Luis March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/22/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560949 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Law Office of Rajat P. Kuyer P.C., 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Dr. Advanced Immigration Solutions Inc., 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Advanced Immigration Solutions Inc. Rajat P Kuver March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/06/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241814 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Muoi Thi Chau ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Muoi Thi Chau has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Muoi Thi Chau to Mandy Thai

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 names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241871 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ramon Barron Gomez TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ramon Barron Gomez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ramon Barron Gomez to Raymond Barron Gomez. 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 names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 27, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241871 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Norma Leticia Perez & Mario Alejandrez TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Norma Leticia Perez & Mario Alejandrez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mario Giovanny Alejandrez Perez to Bryan Giovanny Perez Ortega. 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 names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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 25, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241608 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Francisca Gabriela Banegas Martinez TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Francisca Gabriela Banegas Martinez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Francisca Gabriela Banegas Martinez to Francis Gabriela Banegas 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 names should not be granted on 05/14/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court

March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241555 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: I-Hsiang Lin & Kinkin Shin-Shin Pan TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners I-Hsiang Lin & Kinkin Shin-Shin Pan, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. I-Hsiang Lin to Sean Joel Lyn b. Kinkin Shin-Shin Pan to Kristen Pan Lyn c. Naomi Pan Lin to Naomi Poon Lyn d. Hannah Pan Lin to Hannah Pan Lyn. 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 names should not be granted on 05/14/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241491 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Di Yao & Jincheng Gu, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Di Yao & Jicheng Gu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angela Qiachen Yao to Angela Qinyan Yao. 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 names should not be granted on 05/14/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV240342 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shirley Stephaney Paiva Delgado TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Shirley Stephaney Paiva Delgado has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shirley Stephaney Paiva Delgado to Shirley Reichi. 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 names should not be granted on 04/30/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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 28, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV239823 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Aiko Shirakawa TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Aiko Shirakawa has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Emiko Zionaniobe to Emiko Shirakawa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons inter-

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS ested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/23/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 22, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV239791 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Svetlana Jovanovic, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Svetlana Jovanovic has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Svetlana Jovanovic to Svetlana Kocic 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 names should not be granted on 04/23/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 18, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV238914 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Michele O’Hanlon, TO ALL

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INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Michele O’Hanlon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Natasha Itzel Victoria to Natasha Itzel O’Hanlon b. Kayla Danae Victoria to Kayla Danae O’Hanlon 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 names should not be granted on 04/09/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 4, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV238873 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hussein H Akl, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Hussein H Akl has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hussein Hassan Akl to Marx H Akl 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 names should not be granted on 04/16/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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 03, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013.

AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA PROPUESTA DEL PLAN DE SERVICIO SAMTRANS San Mateo County Transit District considerará cambios en el servicio de autobús SamTrans como parte de su Plan de Servicio SamTrans en la audiencia pública que se llevará a cabo el 3 de abril, 2013 a las 2 p.m.en el District Administrative Office, 1250 San Carlos Ave. en San Carlos. El plazo de implementación aún no se ha determinado. El Plan de Servicio SamTrans es un estudio profundo del sistema de autobús, que comprende los cambios propuestos a las rutas para ayudar a que el sistema sea más eficiente y proporcione un mejor servicio a la comunidad. Las propuestas incluyen: - La eliminación de tres rutas: 123, 132 y 359 - Ajustes en los horarios y frecuencias - Ajustes de ruta El proyecto final del Plan de Servicio SamTrans está disponible en línea en www.samtrans.com/ssp o visitando la SamTrans Administrative Office en días laborales de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. El público puede aportar comentarios en los cambios propuestos y en el Estudio Ambiental Inicial/Borrador de la Declaración Negativa en la Audiencia Pública del 3 de abril del 2013 o del 15 de abril del 2013 a través de: - correo electrónico ssp@samtrans.com - U.S. Postal Service: SamTrans, c/o District Secretary, P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 940701306 - Teléfono: 1-800-660-4287 / TTY: 650-508-6448 (dificultad de audición) Las personas con dificultad de audición o que no hablen inglés podrán disponer de lenguaje de señas o de traducción llamando al 650-508-6242 por lo menos tres días laborales antes de la audiencia. Para servicio de traducción en español, llame a SamTrans al 650-508-6242 por lo menos tres días laborales antes de las reuniones. Para ayuda en otra idioma llame al 1-800-660-4287. 3/22/13 CNS-2456661# EL OBSERVADOR


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ENTERTAINMENT

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Nuevo video de Los Tucanes México NOTIMEX

El grupo Tucanes de Tijuana estrenó el videoclip de su tercer sencillo “Rehabilitado”, que se desprende del disco “365 Días”, producción ganadora del Grammy Latino. La agrupación encabezada por el cantautor, Mario Quintero, informó que el rodaje de este trabajo fílmico, se realizó en la comunidad de Tequila, Jalisco, con una invitada especial como la modelo y conductora de televisión Ximena Córdoba. La propuesta visual fue estrenada este martes en los principales canales de televisión dedicados a difundir música regional mexicana y en Vevo/YouTube, de manera simultánea. El tema autoría

Rechaza Lucero estelarizar la versión en inglés de “Mujeres asesinas” México NOTIMEX

del mismo Mario Quintero, aborda la faceta del hombre romántico, amoroso y entregado, que a pesar de sus errores como ser humano aprende a pedir perdón con el fin de no estar lejos de la mujer amada. Bajo la dirección del videoasta, Eduardo Aguinaga, quien supo traducir con imágenes el mensaje de la canción, tanto Mario Quintero

como el resto de los músicos no sólo disfrutaron del rodaje sino también de los imponentes parajes de la zona tequilera. El líder y fundador de Los Tucanes de Tijuana confía en que el video será del agrado no sólo de sus fieles seguidores, sino también de los que no lo son y en especial de los que gustan del género musical norteño.

MARCH 22 - MARCH 28, 2013

La cantante y actriz mexicana Lucero rechazó incursionar en la televisión estadunidense en la serie que se prepara de la versión en inglés de “Mujeres asesinas”. A través de un comunicado se dio a conocer que la intérprete de “Ya no” y “Electricidad” fue llamada en febrero pasado por la cadena ABC para estelarizar “Killer woman”.

La cantante conocida como la “Novia de América”, fue llamada para filmar el programa piloto de la serie, con un contrato por siete años y todas las comodidades, requiriendo que trasladara su residencia a Los Angeles, California. No obstante, ante un contrato tan largo que le impediría estar lejos de México por muchos años, Lucero declinó la oferta de ABC, porque

además se informó, que la ex esposa de Mijares no desea comprometer su tiempo de madre, ya que como en repetidas ocasiones lo ha mencionado, la vida familiar para ella es todo. No obstante, actualmente la actriz prepara su regreso a la música de la mano de una gran compañía internacional, para la segunda parte de este 2013.

Llega Novel Foro Mexicano para el Cine Nuevo a Cinemateca Luis Buñuel Puebla NOTIMEX La oferta fílmica de Novel, Foro Mexicano para el Cine Nuevo, integrada por una veintena de filmes mexicanos, muchos de ellos premiados en festivales internacionales, se exhibirá a partir de hoy y hasta el 24 de marzo a la Cinemateca Luis Buñuel, de esta ciudad.

México NOTIMEX

el estudio, en escenarios, en camerinos y en los backstages.

A unos días de ser lanzada al mercado su nueva placa discográfica titulada “Comedown machine”, la agrupación estadunidense The Strokes sacó “All the time”, segundo sencillo que actualmente se encuentra en los principales canales de música.

Asimismo, el álbum completo ya se encuentra disponible para pre ordenarlo en iTunes y se puede escuchar de manera completa y gratuita en el sitio oficial del grupo liderado por Julian Casablancas.

El tema cuenta con un videoclip en el que la agrupación neoyorkina documenta su gira a través de imágenes en

A través de un comunicado Sony Music México informó que la edición limitada de este álbum, que incluía una

playera y un vinyl color claro, se encuentra agotada, pero aún se puede adquirir el vinil negro a través de las páginas oficiales del grupo.

Como parte de las actividades de Novel, foro que inició el pasado 23 de febrero, un total de 20 películas de los géneros de ficción y documental se proyectarán en cuatro funciones diarias, a fin de que el público pueda disfrutar de lo más reciente de la cinematografía nacional.

“Comedown machine”, que saldrá a la venta el próximo 26 de marzo, es el quinto álbum de estudio de la agrupación, luego de su exitoso disco debut de 2001 “Is This It”, al cual le siguieron “Room On Fire” en 2003, “First Impressions of Earth” de 2006 y “Angles” de 2011.

La programación de la Cinemateca está integrada por “Ciclo”, de Andrea Martínez Crowther; “Diario a tres voces”, de Otilia Portillo; “Diente por diente”, de Miguel Bonilla; “El alcalde”, de Diego Enrique Osorno, Carlos F. Rossini y Emiliano Altuna; “El cuarto desnudo”, de Nuria

Ibañez y “Espacio interior”, de Kai Parlange. Así como “El hombre que vivió en un zapato”, de Gabriella Gómez-Mont; “Fecha de caducidad”, de Kenya Márquez; “Halley, de Sebastian Hofmann; “La demora”, de Rodrigo Plá; “La rosa y el diablo”, de Sandra Castillo; “Las lágrimas”, de Pablo Delgado, y “Mai Morire”, de Enrique Rivero. La lista se complementa con “Matar extraños”, de Nicolás Pereda; “No quiero

dormir sola”, de Natalia Beristain; “Quebranto”, de Roberto Fiesco; “Rezeta”, de Luis Fernando Frías de la Parra; “Sobre ella”, de Mauricio T. Valle, y “Ventanas al mar”, de Jesús Mario Lozano. Además, el próximo 23 de marzo, al término de la función de “Espacio interior”, protagonizada por Kuno Becker y Ana Serradilla, se contará con la presencia de Kai Parlange, director de la película, quien conversará con el público.


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Admission

Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) lives by the book, both at work and at home. But Portia is caught off guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted – but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.

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OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN

Un pequeño grupo de extremistas meticulosamente entrenados y armados hasta los dientes organiza una emboscada temeraria a plena luz del día en la Casa Blanca (nombre en clave “Olympus”) para tomar el edificio y capturar al presidente Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) y su equipo dentro de un búnker presidencial subterráneo impenetrable. Mientras se desata una batalla campal en los jardines de la Casa Blanca, el ex-oficial de seguridad presidencial Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) se une a la refriega y encuentra una forma de entrar al edificio sitiado para cumplir con la tarea para la que se entrenó toda la vida: proteger al presidente... cueste lo que cueste.

MOVIES

The Croods

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The Croods es una comedia de aventuras en 3D que sigue a la primera familia moderna del mundo a partir de que se embarca en un viaje inolvidable cuando la cueva que siempre ha sido su hogar es destruida. Viajando a través de un paisaje espectacular, los Croods se ven sacudidos por enfrentamientos generacionales y cambios sísmicos a la vez que descubren un increíble nuevo mundo lleno de increíbles criaturas que cambiarán para siempre su forma de ver las cosas.


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GREEN LIVING

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MARCH 22 - MARCH 28, 2013

Encouraging bees and Entiendo el movimiento butterflies to your garden “de justicia ambiental”

Roddy Scheer y Doug Moss DIÁLOGOECOLÓGICO

Roddy Scherry y Doug Moss EARTHT TALK Attracting bees and butterflies to a garden is a noble pursuit indeed, given that we all depend on these species and others (beetles, wasps, flies, hummingbirds, etc.) to pollinate the plants that provide us with so much of our food, shelter and other necessities of life. In fact, increased awareness of the essential role pollinators play in ecosystem maintenance—along with news about rapid declines in bee populations—have led to a proliferation of backyard “pollinator gardens” across the U.S. and beyond. “Pollinators require two essential components in their habitat: somewhere to nest and flowers from which to gather nectar and pollen,” reports the Xerces Society, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. “Native plants are undoubtedly the best source of food for pollinators, because plants and their pollinators have coevolved.” But, Xerces adds, many varieties of garden plants can also attract pollinators. Plant lists

customized for different regions of the U.S. can be found on the group’s website.

getting as much floral diversity of any kind going is a sure way to maximize pollination.

Any garden, whether a window box on a balcony or a multi-acre backyard, can be made friendlier to pollinators. Xerces recommends providing a range of native flowering plants that bloom throughout the growing season to provide food and nesting for bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Xerces also says that clustering flowering plants together in patches is preferable to spacing individual plants apart. “Creating foraging habitat not only helps the bees, butterflies and flies that pollinate these plants, but also results in beautiful, appealing landscapes.”

Another way to attract pollinators is to provide nest sites for bees—see how on the xerces.org website. The group also suggests cutting out pesticides, as these harsh chemicals reduce the available nectar and pollen sources in gardens while poisoning the very insects that make growing plants possible. Those looking to go whole hog into pollinator gardening might consider investing $30 in Xerces Society’s recently published book, Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies, which provides a good deal of detailed information about pollinators and the plants they love.

Along these lines, gardeners should plant a variety of colors in a pollinator garden, as color is one of the plant kingdom’s chief clues that pollen or nectar is available. Master gardener Marie Iannotti, an About.com gardening guide, reports that blue, purple, violet, white and yellow flowers are particularly attractive to bees. She adds that different shapes also attract different types of pollinators, and that

Gardeners who have already encouraged pollinators can join upwards of 1,000 others who have signed onto Xerces’ Pollinator Protection Pledge. And the icing on the cake is a “Pollinator Habitat” sign from Xerces stuck firmly in the ground between two flowering native plants so passersby can learn about the importance of pollinators and making them feel welcome.

El movimiento de justicia ambiental nació en septiembre 1982 cuando un grupo de residentes pobres del condado rural de Warren, Carolina del Norte, se plantaron frente a camiones que transportaban desechos con sustancias tóxicas PCB (“bifenilos policlorados”) a un vertedero cercano. Esos activistas norteamericanos, principalmente afronorteamericanos, perdieron finalmente su batalla para mantener los desechos tóxicos fuera del área, pero sus acciones llevaron finalmente a una orden ejecutiva del Presidente Clinton en 1996 que institucionalizó el deber del gobierno de EEUU de identificar y encarar los “efectos adversos desproporcionadamente altos de ambiente y salud causados por sus políticas o programas en personas de ingresos bajos y de color”. También ordenó que el gobierno federal buscase maneras de prevenir discriminación por raza, color u origen nacional en cualquier programa federalmente financiado que trate con la salud o el ambiente. Desde entonces, muchos otros grupos de bajos de ingresos o minorías—latinoamericanos, asiáticos, Isleños del Pacífico, Norteamericanos nativos y otros—han aprendido a elevar sus voces y luchar contra la discriminación en la ubicación de vertederos de

desechos peligrosos y estaciones de transferencia, fábricas contaminantes y compañías de servicios públicos, y otros disparadores de mala calidad de aire y vías navegables y tierras comprometidas a través de EEUU y más allá. Algunos de los mejor conocidos grupos de justicia ambiental emergieron de luchas específicas en sus propios vecindarios locales. Ciudadanos Concernidos de LA Sur Central (Los Ángeles) nació para luchar contra el notorio quemador de basura LANCER a fines de la década del ochenta, y hoy proporciona liderazgo en asuntos ambientales y de justicia social a través de California del sur. Igualmente, Mothers of East LA [Madres de LA Oriental], formado originalmente para parar la localización de una prisión en una comunidad Oriental de Los Ángeles, ha llegado a ser una voz fuerte contra quemadores de basura y otras instalaciones de procesamiento de desechos y vertederos interesados en mudarse a esa área. En otra parte, West Harlem Environmental Action se formó en 1998 para luchar (sin éxito) contra la construcción de la Planta de Tratamiento de Agua Residual de North River en Harlem Occidental en la Ciudad de Nueva York. A pesar de esa derrota, el grupo es ahora un líder en asuntos de justicia ambiental alrededor del estado de Nueva

York. Y el grupo Deep South Center for Environmental Justice nació con raíces humildes de activismo pero está ahora en alta demanda ayudando a comunidades rurales en el “Callejón del Cáncer” de Luisiana a protegerse de más degradación y daños de parte de las refinerías de petróleo y otras industrias pesadas situadas en la zona. Varias organizaciones nacionales dedican ahora recursos significativos a estos asuntos. El Center for Health, Environment and Justice [Centro para la Salud, Ambiente y Justicia (CHEJ)], que surgió de la controversia de Love Canal en los años setenta cuando el gobierno de EEUU mudó 800 familias de sus vecindarios contaminados en Niagara Falls, Nueva York, hoy funciona como un Banco de Información para asuntos relacionados. El Consejo de Defensa de Recursos Naturales (NRDC) ha dedicado recursos significativos a esfuerzos de justicia ambiental, inclusive ayudando a identificar “racimos” de cáncer en comunidades pobres cerca de industria pesada. Muchos clubs locales del Sierra Club combaten discriminación ambiental en sus vecindarios. Y el gobierno federal proporciona hoy millones de dólares a proyectos de justicia ambiental por la Agencia de Protección del Medio Ambiente (EPA) y otras agencias.


MARCH 22 - MARCH 28, 2013

SPORTS

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Anuncian torneo nacional Quedan definidos cuartos de amateur de boxeo del PRI final de la Champions League México NOTIMEX El torneo nacional de boxeo amateur se realizará del 13 de abril al 12 de julio en diferentes estados de la República Mexicana, anunciaron la secretaria ejecutiva del Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), Ivonne Ortega y el titular del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB), José Sulaimán. En conferencia en un restaurante de esta capital y con la presencia de excampeones mundiales, se dio a conocer el certamen que abrió este

miércoles sus inscripciones y que tendrá dos semanas de registro para los boxeadores en el terreno aficionado.

que sólo ha ganado dos medallas olímpicas en los últimos 28 años.

“El boxeo es el deporte que más satisfacciones ha dado al deporte mexicano, que ha dado grandes glorias a nuestro país y con reconocimiento a nivel mundial y se espera que surjan las nuevas figuras del boxeo”, dijo Ortega.

Agregó que este campeonato nacional amateur será el primer paso para que después el CMB organice el torneo Puños de Diamante, que reunirá a las organizaciones deportivas nacionales para que el país recupere el protagonismo a nivel mundial en este deporte.

El presidente del CMB, José Sulaimán, consideró que el pugilismo mundial amateur “vive el peor momento de su historia” y ejemplificó con el caso de México,

Las divisiones participantes son mosca, gallo, pluma, ligero, welter, medio y completo.

Nyon NOTIMEX

Quedaron definidos los cuartos de final de la Champions y Real Madrid junto al Borussia Dortmund tuvieron los rivales más sencillos, mientras que el Barcelona se medirá al París Saint-Germain y la serie más cerrada será la que protagonicen Bayern Múnich y Juventus. En la sede de la Unión Europea de Asociaciones de Futbol (UEFA), el embajador de la Liga de Campeones, el ex futbolista inglés Steve McManaman fue el encargado de sacar las “bolitas” del sorteo, donde los partidos de “ida”

se jugarán el 2 y 3 de abril, en tanto que la “vuelta” está programada para el 9 y 10 del mismo mes. La “Cenicienta” Málaga fue el primer club en salir elegido y se tendrá que medir al Borussia Dortmund, que es uno de los favoritos para quedarse con la “orejona”. El bicampeón alemán tendrá la ventaja de cerrar la serie en casa. Por otra parte, el Real Madrid recibirá primero en el Santiago Bernabéu al Galatasaray, que tiene al experimentado delantero Didier Drogba, y la revancha será en el infierno turco, donde Cristiano Ronaldo y compañía bien

podrían sufrir si tienen excesos de confianzas. Borussia Dortmund y Real Madrid tuvieron “suerte” al medirse en cuartos de final contra los dos clubes considerados como los más débiles de dicha instancia, aunque en el máximo torneo continental todo puede suceder. El Barcelona, que viene de gran remontada frente al AC Milan, deberá visitar primero el Parque de los Príncipes y después recibir en el Camp Nou al Paris Saint Germain, club de grande inversión en busca de sobresalir en la Champions. El PSG tendrá una baja sensible para el primer episodio en París una vez que su figura, el delantero sueco Zlatan Ibrahimovic, estará fuera por sanción. Se verá si los Blaugranas de nuevo no sufren tal y como lo hicieron en la ronda anterior. Finalmente, la serie que luce muy atractiva será la que protagonicen el Bayern Munich y la Juventus, que tendrá la ligera ventaja de cerrar la eliminatoria en suelo italiano. Choque de “titanes” y de pronóstico reservado, donde el último subcampeón de la Champions, el equipo bávaro enfrentará a la “Vecchia Signora”, que vuelve al mejor torneo de clubes en el mundo en busca de recuperar prestigio en el viejo continente.

A continuación los emparejamientos de los cuartos de final de la Liga de Campeones de Europa 20122013: Málaga -- Borussia Dortmund Real Madrid -- Galatasaray Paris Saint Germain Barcelona Bayern Munich -- Juventus


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TECHNOLOGY

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MARCH 22 - MARCH 28, 2013

Top technology trends for 2013 that make your life easier (BPT) Whether you are a college student, working parent or empty-nester, modern life has never been busier. Luckily, a variety of technology innovations are dramatically affecting the way we live, helping us streamline our routines, reduce stress and maximize each minute of the day. Which new technologies are proving to be indispensable? Here are the current top technology trends that can help you manage your hectic life and enjoy it a little bit more: Trend 1: Home security in the palm of your hand. Keeping your home and loved ones safe is a top priority, and now new technologies make it easy to stay informed and protect your property and family even when you’re not there. How would you like alerts sent instantly to your phone or computer if a window breaks, a door opens or a pipe bursts? If you have a Honeywell home security system, you can get all this and more when you stay connected through Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services. Remote services, like this, use advanced software technology to keep you informed about your property through alerts to your computer, smartphone or tablet. Kids come home early? You can see who is at your door via online video and unlock the door remotely. Keep children and elderly relatives safe by setting up alerts for restrict-

ed areas - you’ll know when the liquor cabinet has been opened or a family member leaves the property. Trend 2: Energy efficiency goes on auto pilot. What was once only imagined in fictional TV shows like the Jetsons is now reality. Homes are quickly becoming more automatic, allowing homeowners to use energy and resources efficiently, which reduces their carbon footprint as well as their utility bill. Lighting, heating, cooling, water use - just about everything your home does, can be regulated automatically. Heating and cooling can easily be automated with a programmable thermostat. Tie it to your Honeywell alarm system so, when you set the alarm, the system recognizes you’ve left the house and makes the necessary temperature adjustments. Controlling lighting is simple now too, thanks to remote technology. Forget to turn off the basement light and shut the garage door when you left this morning? Now you can verify through Honeywell Total Connect Remote Services on your smartphone and fix in a few clicks. Trend 3: Entertainment and learning made easy. The way we watch TV is changing thanks to DVR technology that allows viewers to record shows and watch them when it’s convenient. Plus you can fast-forward through commercials. A DVR can be set to record multiple shows at once and you can even watch your

recordings in different locations, whether that’s a TV in another room or on your smartphone while traveling to another state. How families read and learn is changing too. Today, people of all ages are opting to read ebooks. Rather than trekking to the library, you can now “borrow” books by downloading them online from the comfort of your home. In addition to ebooks, there are literally millions of apps that entertain and educate - today your toddler may learn colors or ABCs on your smartphone or tablet. Trend 4: Cooking is fun in a futuristic kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of a home, and now technology is making this space more efficient than ever. Smart refrigerators now include LED screens with Wi-Fi capabilities. Make grocery lists, access recipes, listen to music and more, all directly from your refrigerator. Ovens are smarter too this year you can get an oven with a preprogrammed guide that takes the guesswork out of cooking popular dishes simply select the recipe from the menu, place the dish inside and the oven does the rest, intuitively cooking the food to perfection and then switching to warming mode until you’re ready to eat. These technology trends are booming in popularity for good reason - they make modern life easier, enabling us to run our households and day in the most efficient manner possible. Plus, new technology can be a lot of fun.

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