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SHARING THE WEALTH TAKES THOUGHTFUL PLANNING EFFORTS PLUS ALTRUISM traits; both as a result of being properly alloyed with copper, cadmium, chromium, and other trace minerals. Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR This 2018 Midterm Election Year provides ordinary citizens an opportunity to express their support for those elected officials who are perceived not to have become beholden to special interests and their DARK MONEY. It does take doing some homework; being observant about intangible personal traits of temperament including honesty, integrity, morality, and what I call “GOOD SAMARITAN STEWARDSHIP”. It is possible to determine who looks out for others; who is not self-serving; who is willing to seek a foundation of facts, understanding in order to make evidence-based decisions. The creative organization of activities is necessary which not only inform, but also generate an interest in permitting a larger portion of all America's communities to earn their 'share the wealth'. More often than not, the resources used have received value added efforts. For example, iron and aluminum exist naturally in abundant amounts throughout this earth. However it takes knowledgeable smelters to apply their acquired 'know-how' to convert iron ore, limestone, and coke (a derivative of coal) placed in a blast furnace into which air is blasted to enable the burning coke to generate heat exceeding 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit - creating the smelting environment which produces 'pig iron', slag, and exhaust gases (much of which is carbon dioxide). Each heat yields molten pig iron which may be allowed to create different kinds of specialty steels. Structural steel I-beams have certain characteristics; surgical steel reflects its ‘performance

Metallurgical science has been acquired over the years of collected human experience which has been shared up to a point. Different groups of steel workers have proprietary smelting experience and know how to pass that knowledge and experience from one generation to the next. Humanity has experienced the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, then the Industrial Age, which was the manufacturing of goods useful to many, from cooking utensils to vehicles. Many in Silicon Valley's Information Technology Age seem to lose sight of the reality that their achievements take advantage of the properties of electrons which travel through conductive metals at almost the speed of light... a speed so fast that it seems instantaneous (but is not). My family (father, 5 brothers, and a sister) were steelworkers. Brother Mike was a bricklayer who was internationally known (had a high school diploma) because he had acquired a knowledge of 'refractory materials' (usually highly pure alumina) used to line the furnaces in which the necessary very high temperatures could be reached and sustained. Refractory bricks are used to line blast furnaces, open hearths, and many sophisticated heating assemblies used to extract iron and other metals from their naturally occurring ores. It is this sort of 'intangible proprietary knowledge’ which many American firms are required to share when their corporations attempt to enter a foreign market's commerce. The current 'import tariffs' being proposed by the Trump Administration

evoked a retaliatory response by Chinese leaders. Note that these 'import/export tariffs' involve iron and aluminum...the basic metals to which are attached the many sophisticated circuit boards, switching devices; and other hi-tech read-out assemblies. Another very important collection of specialty know-how deals with 'insulating materials' which ensure that electronic signals travel only correct circuit routes per design plans. Now, in light of the above, understand that recent efforts of U.S. Congressman Rho Khanna (Democrat-CA District 17) invited groups of Silicon Valley notables to travel to America's RUST BELT where many capable and flexible individuals reside and are UNDEREMPLOYED BECAUSE OF AMERICAN TRADE POLICIES WHICH PERMITTED FOREIGN IRON PRODUCTS to enter the American market. Even Mr. Trump 'saved money' by using steel I-beams to build the supporting infrastructures of high rise buildings at a lower cost. Time will provide the service record purchased. American steel which supports skyscrapers has performed its 'support assignment' for decades. Investors are needed as well as those who formulate public policy (especially U.S. Congress members), who need to understand that very high quality basic products are not produced in the corporate conference rooms nor by those who legislate. By his actions, one may project that Congress member Rho Khanna, who was raised in the current Rust Belt, has operational insights which investors and legislators need to listen to and understand... if America is to do two things: A) establish conditions of commerce which enable American steelworker (and steel industry) to continue commercial operations; and

B) Find alternative training resulting in employment for displaced steel workers resulting from automation, robotics, and cybernetics which enabled construction of high volume blast furnaces able to produce more pig iron using fewer steel workers. Too many managers, investors (venture capital), and legislators view “LABOR” simply as 'those grunts who do the work'. Many tasks contintue to exist because no 'automation short cuts' have yet been devised BY THOSE WHO DO THE WORK; WHO INVARIABLY OBSERVE AND GAIN INSIGHTS WHICH IMPROVES PRODUCT QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY. Again, this never happens in the legislative chambers of any nation nor at the conferences tables of those who govern, manage or invest. What happens there are schemes to maximize profits; minimize cost of production, distribution and sales. Lack of pertinent information has consequences: The residents of Flint, Michigan were inadvertently injured to an unknown degree when a government official decided that drinking water bought from Detroit could be replaced at lower cost by water from a nearby river. The acidity (pH) of the river water was such that it eroded lead from piping installed by plumbers when molten lead was used to join ceramic, concrete and metal piping which conveyed the water from source to treatment facility to those who consumed it. Lead joints and piping released trace quantities when acidic pH levels existed. Human physiology is not capable of 'excreting lead ingested' with the result that brain functions are damaged resulting in 'lower cognition abilities' for which the only cure is to stop using water tainted with lead. But the damage

to human nervous potentials are irreversible especially when a child consumes lead tainted water during his/her developmental years (birth to teenage years). My hope is that academicians will soon compile all those incidents wherein decisions were made by executives who did not have sufficient pertinent knowledge, but who only used the bottom line profitoriented approach without asking themselves 'is there any opportunity for unintended collateral damage?' Other examples come to mind: Here in Silicon Valley, a firm stored 'chlorinated hydrocarbon fat solvents' (used to remove all fats from certain electronic circuit boards). Corrosion leaks allowed these chemicals to taint local aquifers; that tainted water when drunk by pregnant women resulted in children with birth defects... and needless to say, that firm was declared bankrupt and is out of business. Today local gas stations now are required to store gasoline in double walled underground tanks used and continuously monitored for similar public health concerns. Another item: Transformers have toxic para-chloro-hydrocarbons (PCB's) which are very toxic, but which act as long-term heat removal insulating functions. I highly recommend that EO's readers, especially those living in U.S. Congressional District 17 read the article entitled “Bay Area Congressman Wants to Share The Wealth” (San Jose Mercury News, Sunday, 04.15.2018 (Business Section). Take that information into account when you decide who you want to return to Congress. Representative Rho Khanna merits a second two-year term (He replaced former Congressman Mike Honda) and has already displayed his 'core values'. Would hope that more members of Congress do the same.

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CENSADOS O CENSURADOS

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José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Resulta comprensible la indignación de los miembros del Grupo Legislativo Hispano de la Cámara de Representantes (CHC) por la decisión de la administración del presidente Donald Trump de incluir la pregunta sobre ciudadanía en el Censo 2020, pues consideran la acción como intimidatoria y motivadas por consideraciones políticas y/o electorales. La argumentación del Departamento

que millones de indocumentados votaron ilegalmente en estados demócratas como California, durante las elecciones presidenciales del 2016. “Es una pregunta mal intencionada que impacta no solamente a las familias indocumentadas, sino también a los residentes que tienen su residencia legal y su ciudadanía, y que tienen miembros de su familia que son indocumentados y que tendrían miedo”, sostiene el representante por Nueva York, Adriano Espaillat, el primer dominicano americano electo al Congreso de los Estados Unidos.

de Justicia, que hizo la petición al Departamento de Comercio, que tiene a su cargo la realización del Censo, fue que requiere saber dónde viven los ciudadanos estadounidenses procedentes de las minoría étnicas o raciales a fin de hacer cumplir con la Ley de Derechos del Voto. Pero la argumentación es sospechosa para los opositores de la inclusión de la pregunta, porque el propio presidente Trump se ha encargado de diseminar la versión –desmentida por expertos—de

Su punto de vista es compartido por más de una docena de estados, incluido California, han interpuesto una demanda para frenar la inclusión de la pregunta, además de ganarse la solidaridad de 6 ex directores del Censo, 19 procuradores de justicia y más de 161 alcaldes. Los legisladores demócratas que rechazan la pregunta de ciudadanía están decididos a llevar el caso hasta la Suprema Corte de Justicia, de ser necesario, aunque primero buscarán bloquearla a través del proceso legislativo de asignación de gastos, prohibiendo al Departamento de Comercio usar fondos federales si decide seguir adelante con la pregunta.

NA&L – INTERPRETING BEETHOVEN April 20, 2018 / 12:10pm Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 150 E San Fernando St San Jose, CA Free

MERCHANT OF VENICE April 20, 2018 / 8pm City Lights Theater Company 529 S 2nd St San Jose, CA

9th INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL April 21, 2018 / 10am Discovery Meadow 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA Free with Eventbrite registration

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE April 20, 2018 / 7:30pm 3 Below Theaters and Lounge 288 S 2nd St San Jose, CA

FINDING NEVERLAND – BROADWAY SAN JOSE April 20, 2018 / 8pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $48 - $153

K-12 INNOVATION EXPO April 21, 2018 / 11am Silicon Valley U.S. Patent & Trademark Office 26 S 4th St San Jose, CA Free

SJ IMPROV – DAVID SPADE April 20, 2018 / 7:30pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $45

BAD BUNNY April 20, 2018 / 8pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA

CONFERENCIA LATINA SOBRE ALZHEIMER Domingo 22 de abril Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose 8am to 2pm

ADRIFT IN MACAO April 20, 2018 / 8pm Tabard Theatre Co 29 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $18 - $47

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW WITH BARELY LEGAL April 21, 2018 / 12am 288 S 2nd St San Jose, cA $20

LA TRAVIATA – OPERA SAN JOSE April 22, 2018 / 3pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA

MARTECH – THE MARKETING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE April 23 – 25, 2018 San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $99 - $1,895

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Pero hasta el momento sus argumentaciones parecen haber caído en oídos sordos entre la mayoría republicana de la Cámara de Representantes y del Senado. De allí que, para algunos legisladores, como Norma Torres, de California, el tema está ligado al desenlace de las elecciones legislativas intermedias del próximo mes de noviembre. “Vamos a llevar este caso a la Suprema Corte, pero más importante, vamos a llevar este caso a las elecciones de noviembre porque nuestros pueblos, nuestra gente, está con mucha energía y no van a seguir aceptando estas políticas racistas de esta administración”, sostuvo Torres. Por lo pronto el Congreso celebra esta semana una audiencia legislativa con la comparecencia de funcionarios del Censo, una buena oportunidad para que los votantes latinos hagan saber a sus representantes en el Capitolio lo que piensan de una pregunta que ya se hace en la encuesta comunitaria de cada 3 años, pero nunca en el Censo obligatorio desde 1950. Para más información visita www.laredhispana.com.

PFLAG – APOYO PARA PADRES, FAMILIARES, AMIGOS Y ALIADOS UNIDOS CON GENTE LGBTQ Miércoles, 2 de mayo de 2018 / 7:30pm Alum Rock United Methodist Church 30 Kirk Ave San Jose, CA Free


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EDUCATION

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MILLENNIALS AND THE TOUGH ROAD AHEAD

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Nueva investigación: muchos milenarios, incluso aquellos individuos empleados o en educación, se ven marginados PRINCETON, Nueva Jersey, 17 de abril de 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Decenas de millones de los casi 80 millones de milenarios en los Estados Unidos, la generación diversa de estadounidenses entre aproximadamente 16 y 34 años, no están posicionados para prosperar en el mundo de hoy en términos de su nivel de capital humano. No es un ataque a los milenarios; nosotros  estamos fallando a muchos en esta generación. Como resultado, hay importantes consecuencias económicas y sociales para los marginados -- y para todos nosotros, según la investigación más reciente de ETS.

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New research: Many millennials, even those employed or in education, find themselves marginalized PRINCETON, N.J., April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Tens of millions of America's nearly 80 million millennials, the diverse generation of Americans between roughly 16 and 34, are not positioned to thrive in today's world in terms of their level of human capital. This is not an attack on millennials; we are failing many in this generation. As a result, there are significant economic and social consequences for those on the margins—and for all of us, according to the latest research from ETS. Based on analysis of data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), the authors of "Too Big to Fail: Millennials on the Margins" show that nearly half of America's millennials— around 36 million—are attempting the transition to adult roles with low literacy skills, and more than half—about 46 million—are doing so with low numeracy skills. In addition, according to the report authors, ETS researchers Anita Sands and Madeline Goodman, millennials with low skills are more likely to be unemployed, out of the labor force, working in low-skill occupations and earning low incomes, and are less likely to have health-care coverage than those with higher skills. Moreover, they are less likely than their higher-skilled peers to have trust in others, be civically engaged, and feel as though they can influence government. The America millennials inherited was one undergoing a seismic shift. During the 1980s the United States was moving away from being a manufacturing economy with a fairly successful record of supporting a broad middle-class toward one increasingly reliant on a global supply chain. This shift impacted many facets of American life, not least of which is the nature of work and the need for higher level literacy and numeracy skills. There

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opportunities available to those lacking higher-level skills. Work that is available to those with lower skills often carries risks: Many hourly jobs in the burgeoning services sector—where so many with low skills find employment—do not provide health insurance, retirement benefits, sustainable wages, or even reliable hours. Making matters worse, while educational attainment rates—for both high school and many forms of postsecondary education— have increased, many young adults who have either obtained or are pursuing degrees still lack the necessary skills to advance economically. Furthermore, many students pursuing additional education are burdened by mounting debt for the post-secondary education they have received. "These findings should shake us to our foundation," said Sands. Goodman agreed saying, "They speak to our past in that they are in large part rooted in inequitable opportunities to acquire and develop human and, increasingly, social capital. And these findings speak to our future if we do not change course. Given what is known about how advantages and disadvantages compound over generations, the fate of so many millennials jeopardizes not only this critical cohort, but future generations." About ETS At ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS serves individuals, educational institutions and government agencies by providing customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning, and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education, and by conducting education research, analysis and policy studies. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC ® tests, the GRE ® tests and The Praxis Series ® assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 10,000 locations worldwide. www.ets. org.

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Basado en un análisis de datos del Programa para la Evaluación Internacional de las Competencias de los Adultos (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, PIAAC), los autores de "Too Big to Fail: Millennials on the Margins" (Demasiado grandes para fracasar: los milenarios marginados) muestran que casi la mitad de los milenarios estadounidenses, aproximadamente 36 millones, está intentando hacer la transición a funciones propias de los adultos con bajos niveles de alfabetización, y más de la mitad, casi 46 millones, lo está haciendo con bajas habilidades numéricas. En adición, según los autores del informe, las investigadoras de ETS Anita Sands y Madeline Goodman, los milenarios con bajos niveles de competencias tienen más probabilidades de estar sin empleo, no formar parte de la fuerza laboral, trabajar en empleos de baja cualificación y ganar sueldos bajos, y tienen menos probabilidades de tener cobertura médica que los con mejores cualificaciones. Es más, tienen menos probabilidades que sus colegas con mejores cualificaciones de confiar en otros, estar involucrados cívicamente y sentir como si

pudieran tener una influencia sobre el gobierno. Los Estados Unidos que los milenarios heredaron era un país que experimentaba un cambio sísmico. Durante la década del 80, los Estados Unidos se estaba dejando de ser una economía industrial con un récord bastante exitoso de apoyar a una amplia clase media, para convertirse en una economía que dependía cada vez más de una cadena de suministro global. El cambio impactó muchas facetas de la vida estadounidense, entre las que se destacan la naturaleza del trabajo y la necesidad de niveles más altos de competencias de alfabetización y de conocimientos numéricos. Hay menos oportunidades económicas sustentables disponibles a los que carecen de niveles más altos de competencias. El trabajo disponible a las personas con niveles inferiores de cualificación frecuentemente conlleva riesgos: muchos empleos que pagan por hora en el creciente sector de servicios, donde muchos con bajos niveles de cualificación encuentran empleos, no ofrecen cobertura médica, beneficios de jubilación, salarios sustentables o aun horarios fiables. Y lo peor, mientras que las tasas de logro educativo, tanto para la secundaria como muchas formas de la educación postsecundaria, han aumentado, muchos adultos jóvenes que han recibido un título o están estudiando para obtener un título todavía no tienen las habilidades necesarias para progresar económicamente. En adición, muchos estudiantes que cursan estudios universitarios hacen frente a un endeudamiento creciente por la educación postsecundaria que han recibido. "Estos resultados deberían inquietarnos profundamente", dijo Sands. Goodman estuvo de acuerdo, y señaló, "Muestran nuestro pasado en el hecho de estar en gran medida arraigadas en las oportunidades desiguales para adquirir y desarrollar el capital humano, y, cada vez más, el capital social. Y los resultados también señalan nuestro futuro si no cambiamos de rumbo. Dado lo que se sabe


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ARE YOU READY FOR BASEBALL SEASON?

• Don’t strike out when buying tickets. Stick to trustworthy sources when buying tickets. The best way to buy is through the Major League Baseball (MLB) official website, mlb.com. If they’re sold out and you have to purchase from an online ticket exchange or broker, be cautious. Look up every business at bbb.org and check out their BBB Business Profile before making a purchase. For more tips on avoiding fraudulent tickets, visit bbb.org/tickets.

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau It’s been a long six months, but baseball season is finally back! Whether you’re a fan of the Oakland A’s, the San Francisco Giants, or another team, excitement is in the air. It’s fun to show support either from the stadium or your couch, but be careful! Fans sometimes run in to trouble when buying tickets and gear.

Risk Index (bbb.org/riskindex), online purchase scams were the riskiest scam to consumers in 2017. Furthermore, clothing purchases were one of the most common online purchase scams. More than 4,600 online purchase scams were reported to BBB Scam Tracker in 2017, up from around 2,800 reports in 2016. The majority of online purchase scams occur when a payment is made online in exchange for a good or service, but nothing is delivered.

In 2017, consumers nationwide filed nearly 3,900 complaints with BBB against ticket brokers and event ticket sales companies (up from 3,000 in 2016). The leading cause for complaints was problems with refunds and exchanges. Common complaints involve being unable to obtain refunds, poor customer service, and hidden fees. Buying jerseys, hats, and other gear can also lead to issues. According to the BBB

¿ESTÁ LISTA PARA LA TEMPORADA DE BÉISBOL?

• Only buy authentic gear. Nearly 900 counterfeit product scams were reported to BBB Scam Tracker in 2017 - an increase of around 80% from 2016 - and the median loss was $150. Counterfeit goods mimic original merchandise, right down to the trademarked logo, but are typically of inferior quality. The safest way to be sure the hats and jerseys you’re buying are authentic is by shopping at the MLB’s official store, principal causa de quejas fue problemas con reembolsos e intercambios. Las quejas comunes involucraron no poder obtener reembolsos, servicio al cliente deficiente, y tarifas sorpresivas. Comprar camisas, sombreros y otra ropa también puede generar problemas. Según el Índice de Riesgo de BBB (bbb.org/riskreport), las estafas de compras en línea fueron la estafa más arriesgada para los consumidores en 2017. Además, las compras de ropa fueron una de las estafas de compras en línea más comunes. Más de 4,600 de estas estafas fueron reportadas al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en 2017 y alrededor de 2,800 fueron reportadas en 2016. La mayoría de las estafas de compra en línea ocurren cuando un pago se realiza en línea para un artículo o servicio, pero nada es entregado.

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Han sido seis largos meses, ¡pero la temporada de béisbol finalmente ha vuelto! No importa si se encantan los Atléticos de Oakland, los Gigantes de San Francisco, u otro equipo, la

emoción está en el aire. Es divertido mostrar su apoyo desde el estadio o desde su sofá, ¡pero tenga cuidado! Los fanáticos a veces se meten en problemas al comprar boletos y ropa. En 2017, los consumidores presentaron casi 3,900 quejas con BBB ante agentes de boletos y compañías de venta de boletos para eventos (3,000 fueron presentados en 2016). La

• No equivóquese al comprar boletos. Compre boletos de vendedores confiables. La mejor forma de comprar es a través del sitio web oficial del MLB, mlb.com. Si los boletos están agotados y usted tiene que comprar de un agente o de un intercambio de boletos, tenga cuidado. Busque cada negocio en bbb.org y echa un vistazo a su Perfil de Negocio de BBB antes de realizar una compra. Para obtener más consejos sobre cómo evitar boletos fraudulentos, visite bbb.org/ tickets. • Solo compre artículos auténticos. Cerca de 900 estafas de productos falsificados fueron reportados al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en 2017 – un aumento de alrededor del 80% desde 2016 – y la pérdida mediana fue $150. Los productos falsificados imitan la mercancía original, hasta el logotipo de marca registrada,

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mlbshop.com. You can also buy MLB licensed gear from authorized resellers. Visit bbb.org to find trustworthy BBB Accredited Businesses and look up unfamiliar retailers. • Be safe shopping online. Whenever you’re making a purchase online, use good judgement. Verify that the website is secure by looking for the “https:”, where the “s” stands for “secure”, and other trust marks. Make sure your computer is running up-to-date antivirus, anti-spyware and anti-malware software. It’s best to use a credit card since they offer more protection than debit and prepaid cards. Never pay by wire transfer or gift cards – if a seller insists on an unusual form of payment, consider it a red flag! Make sure to read the terms and conditions of your purchase carefully. Understand the refund and guarantee policies before clicking the “checkout” button, and be on the lookout for hidden fees. You can check out more online shopping tips at bbb.org/shoppingonline. You can always file a complaint with BBB at bbb.org/complain, and report scams to bbb.org/scamtracker. You can reach your BBB at info@ bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting bbb.org.

pero generalmente son de calidad inferior. La forma más segura de asegurarse de que la ropa que está comprando es auténtico es comprar en la tiendo oficial del MLB, mlbshop.com. También puede comprar artículos licenciados de MLB de revendedores autorizados. Visite bbb.org para encontrar Negocios Acreditados de BBB confiables e investigar minoristas desconocidos. • Esté seguro cuando comprando en línea. Cada vez que usted realice una compra en línea, use su buen juicio. Verifique que el sitio web sea seguro por buscando el “https:”, donde la “s” significa “seguro”, y otras marcas de confianza. Asegúrese de que su computadora tenga actualizado software de antivirus, antispyware y antimalware. Es mejor usar una tarjeta de crédito porque ofrecen más protección que las tarjetas de débito y tarjetas prepagas. Nunca pague mediante trasferencia bancaria o tarjetas de regalo – si un vendedor insiste en una forma de pago inusual, ¡considérelo como una señal de advertencia! Asegúrese de leer cuidadosamente los términos y condiciones de su compra. Comprenda las políticas de reembolso y garantía antes de hacer clic en el botón de “pagar”, y esté atento a las tarifas sorpresivas. Puede leer más consejos de compras en línea en bbb.org/ shoppingonline. Siempre puede presentar una queja con BBB en bbb.org/complain, y reportar estafas en bbb. org/scamtracker. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en bbb.org.


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Manténgase activo para tener un corazón sano

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La prensa, su doctor y hasta los anuncios en los autobuses hablan a menudo de cuán importante es tener un corazón saludable y prevenir enfermedades cardíacas. Sin embargo, en Estados Unidos, muchas personas, entre ellas los hispanos, siguen en riesgo de contraerlas. Estadísticas de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades indican que alrededor del 23 por ciento de los latinos en Estados Unidos tiene presión arterial alta, lo cual, sin tratamiento, puede provocar un derrame cerebral, y casi un nueve por ciento padece alguna dolencia cardíaca. Sin embargo, usted puede disminuir su riesgo de enfermedad cardíaca de diversas maneras, y una de las más importantes es la actividad física. Se recomienda que los adultos hagan al menos dos horas y 30 minutos de actividad física de intensidad moderada cada semana. Por ejemplo, caminar a paso ligero de modo que el corazón se acelere, la sangre fluya y usted se quede un poco sin aliento. Si no dispone de mucho tiempo, trate de dividir la actividad física en tres intervalos diarios de 10 minutos cada uno y aun así beneficiará la salud de su corazón. Cuáles son los beneficios de la actividad física Cuando se hace regularmente, la actividad física le da un impulso positivo a su corazón y a todo su cuerpo. Acelerar el ritmo cardíaco y sudar un poco: • fortalece los músculos del corazón; • mejora la circulación o flujo sanguíneo; • disminuye los niveles de presión arterial y colesterol; • ayuda a controlar el peso.

Cómo ser más activo cada día Además de esforzarse para hacer al menos 150 minutos de actividad física cada semana, es importante, dentro de lo posible, evitar el sedentarismo. Para esto, cada vez que pueda opte por añadir actividad física en su vida cotidiana, por ejemplo al: • usar las escaleras; • usar la impresora más alejada de su escritorio en el trabajo; • bajar del autobús o del metro una parada antes; • aparcar en el espacio más alejado de la puerta; • caminar mientras habla o tiene reuniones por teléfono; • realizar actividades con sus hijos, como jugar al aire libre; • planear vacaciones que incluyan actividades físicas; • jugar al fútbol o tomar una clase de Zumba con amigos en lugar de reunirse para tomar una copa o comer; • poner un poco de música y bailar. Consulte con su médico Algunas actividades físicas son adecuadas para la mayoría de las personas. Sin embargo, si usted tiene una dolencia crónica, como problemas cardíacos, artritis o diabetes, hable con su médico sobre el tipo y la cantidad de actividad apropiados para su salud. Hacer de la actividad física parte de su vida cotidiana beneficiará su salud, especialmente su corazón, de muchas maneras. Infórmese sobre cómo mantener un corazón saludable y vea los consejos del Instituto Nacional del Corazón, los Pulmones y la Sangre en nhlbi. nih.gov.

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A HEART DISEASE RISK EVEN YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT

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NAPSI If you’re like most people, you’re familiar with LDL (low-density lipoprotein) and HDL (high-density lipoprotein), particles in the blood that carry what is often referred to as “bad” and “good” cholesterol. There is, however, another lipoprotein particle you should be aware of: lipoprotein(a), also known as Lp(a), which poses a high risk of early cardiovascular disease. The Danger High levels of Lp(a) travel through the bloodstream and enter into the arteries, leading to gradual narrowing of the artery that can limit blood supply to the heart or brain. This increases the risk of blood clots, heart attack, stroke and aortic stenosis. Lp(a) is the most prevalent genetic risk factor for coronary heart disease and aortic stenosis. One in five people have inherited high Lp(a)-63 million in the U.S. Anyone with a parent with elevated Lp(a) has a high risk of inheriting it. People with high levels of Lp(a) can be at risk even if they’re physically fit and have “normal” LDL and HDL cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, for many, the first sign of the disease is a heart attack or stroke. A Simple Test May Be The Answer The good news is a simple blood test measures Lp(a) concentrations, though it’s not included in most standard lipid panel tests. Current cholesterol guidelines miss 8 percent

of people who have a cardiovascular event whose only risk factor is high Lp(a). Knowing Lp(a) levels could be the first step in preventing up to 120,000 cardiovascular events in the U.S. every year. Saving Lives In Three Easy Steps 1. Recognition: Test everyone for high lipoprotein(a) once in their lifetime. 2. Prevention: If you have high Lp(a), work with your physician to develop an aggressive prevention plan. 3. Vigilance: People with high Lp(a) levels should be aware of stroke and heart attack symptoms. “Fit, healthy people can inherit genetic factors like high Lp(a) that cause early heart disease,” said Dr. Henry N. Ginsberg, the Irving Professor of Medicine at Columbia University. “Research continues to show the significance of Lp(a) as an independent, genetic risk factor for cardiovascular disease.” The Lipoprotein(a) Foundation’s mission is to empower patients to prevent cardiovascular events and support research into a specific treatment for elevated lipoprotein(a). “We are advocating that Lp(a) testing be added to the standard cholesterol test to increase the rate of early diagnosis and provide a more accurate prediction of risk,” said Sandra Revill Tremulis, founder of Lipoprotein(a) Foundation. Learn More For further facts, visit www.TESTLpa.org.


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PINTURA DE HABITACIONES INFANTILES: Consejos y trucos para hacer un buen trabajo EXPERTO EN BRILLO El brillo determina el lustre de su pintura cuando esté seca. La elección del brillo correcto agrega el toque de acabado perfecto de una habitación y puede marcar una gran diferencia a la hora de limpiar.

Semibrillante: aporta un brillo suave a la habitación sin ser demasiado intenso. Es una buena opción para las habitaciones de los niños, porque es duradero y fácil de limpiar. Puede eliminar las marcas de lápiz y crayón con limpiadores comunes no abrasivos.

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Si necesita acondicionar una habitación para su bebé recién nacido o una habitación para un niño pequeño, la pintura es una manera sencilla y económica de crear el lugar correcto. Sin embargo, puede parecer una tarea abrumadora. Estos consejos le ayudarán a elegir el mejor tipo y color de pintura y, al mismo tiempo, a pasar por este proceso con rapidez y sin tensiones.

Sea creativo. Juegue con las formas y las texturas de frutas y vegetales para hacer que sean más atractivos para los niños. Corte manzanas u otras frutas en rodajas finas y luego use un cortapastas

• Spring Bluebell (lila oscuro) • Early Morning Sun (amarillo maíz) • Sweet Baby Boy (celeste) • Sweet Baby Girl (rosa) • Walnut Bark (marrón oscuro) • Mint Shake (verde intenso) • Rich Navy (azul oscuro) Los 10 colores más populares para niños • True Turquoise (turquesa) • Blue Marina (azul marino) • Rich Navy (azul oscuro)

Opaco: hermosa cobertura mate sin brillo. Es ideal para áreas de poco tránsito y oculta mejor rayones y golpes.

• Spring Green (verde intenso)

ELECCIÓN DE COLORES Para aquellos que harán este trabajo por sí solos, la elección de colores de la pintura puede ser un proceso largo y confuso. Hay muchas opciones y muchas personas temen elegir el color incorrecto.

Inspírese: busque ideas en revistas, sitios web tales como Pinterest®, un tablero en línea, e incluso en las casas de sus amigos. Puede inspirarse en los colores de pinturas Glidden®, disponibles en su sitio web. Los 10 colores para bebé más populares • Celery Sticks (verde apio)

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Cuando se trata de refrigerios, las mejores opciones son las que combinan un gran sabor con una buena nutrición. Con algunos pequeños cambios simples, puede ser fácil para los padres ofrecer un refrigerio delicioso que también aporte los nutrientes que los niños necesitan. Estos son algunos consejos para su próxima hora de refrigerio:

• Iced Purple (lila)

Semimate/satinado: tiene un acabado suave con un brillo sutil, se puede lavar y frotar.

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• Bubblegum Pink (rosa chicle)

para dar forma de animales o flores. También trate de agregar vegetales, por ejemplo, espinaca o zanahorias, a licuados de fruta. Esto aportará muchos nutrientes sin afectar el sabor de la fruta. Sea innovador. Haga que las frutas de todos los días sean entretenidas congelándolas o mezclándolas con salsas. Las uvas son un refrigerio perfecto para el clima cálido cuando están heladas y la mantequilla de maní y el yogurt son aderezos ricos en proteínas para manzanas y bananas. Hágalo simple. Haga que comer alimentos saludables sea fácil teniendo opciones convenientes al alcance de su mano. Aliente a los niños a comer verduras en productos

• Sunbaked Orange (naranja)

• Refreshing Mimosa (salmón) • Blooming Fuchsia (fucsia) • Fresh Pink Lemonade (rosa pastel) • Lilac Bouquet (lila oscuro) • Sunbeam (amarillo)

Pruébelos: cuando haya seleccionado algunos colores, pruebe sus preferidos para ver cómo quedan en la habitación, según las condiciones de iluminación específicas. Por ejemplo, se pueden adquirir los probadores de pintura en una gran variedad de colores de Brilliance Collection® de Glidden®, disponibles únicamente en las tiendas Walmart. Los probadores tienen

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un cepillo incorporado y la suficiente cantidad de pintura para cubrir tres pies cuadrados, a fin de experimentar con varios colores antes de tomar la decisión final. CONSEJOS A LA HORA DE PINTAR • Puede utilizar una mezcla que combine pintura y base: ahorrará tiempo y dinero al eliminar la necesidad de usar dos productos para pintar. • Comience a pintar desde el techo y llegue hasta los zócalos. Pinte toda una pared o área por vez. • Utilice cinta protectora ancha para cubrir aquellas áreas que no desee pintar, por ejemplo, vidrios de ventanas o molduras. • Utilice un rodillo para pintar en bloques de aproximadamente 4 x 4 pies. Pinte las superficies adyacentes antes de que se seque la superficie anterior para que combinen los bordes. • Pinte las molduras y la madera con un pincel, según la dirección del dibujo de la madera. Dé pinceladas cortas para cubrir la superficie, y luego dé pinceladas más largas y suaves para lograr una superficie pareja y bien acabada. • Asegúrese de que la habitación esté ventilada cuando pinta. • Elija una pintura que seque rápidamente y tenga poco olor, para que su hijo pueda instalarse cuanto antes. Para obtener más consejos útiles e inspiradores sobre pintura, visite www.Glidden.com. También puede probar el pintor de habitaciones virtual o calcular la cantidad de pintura que necesitará en su próximo proyecto.

naturales, por ejemplo, Dr. Praeger's Littles. Estos panqueques vegetales en tamaños pequeños vienen en formas divertidas, no contienen gluten y están disponibles en variedades diferentes. Si está tratando de que las dietas de sus hijos tengan más proteínas, consulte los productos Fishies de Dr. Praeger's. Estos trozos de pescado en tamaños pequeños se pueden cocinar de manera rápida y fácil y servir con salsa.

• 3/4 cucharadas de sal, separadas

Deje que sus hijos elijan. Asegúrese de tener siempre una variedad de refrigerios y trate de incluir a sus hijos en el proceso de toma de decisiones. Muy probablemente los niños comerán alimentos saludables si pueden ayudar a elegirlos y prepararlos.

• 1 taza de migas de pan de salvado

Dé el ejemplo. Si su hijo ve que usted toma decisiones de alimentación saludables y opta por alimentos sanos, probablemente él hará lo mismo. Muéstreles a sus hijos que usted come los mismos alimentos que prepara para ellos. Así estarán más dispuestos a probarlos.

Mezcle la leche, la harina, el polvo de mostaza, la mitad de la pimienta cayena y la mitad de la sal en una cacerola de 4 cuartos de galón; revuelva hasta que la harina se disuelva.

Para obtener más consejos y recetas de refrigerios para niños como este macarrón relleno de vegetales y queso, visite www.drpraegers.com. MACARRÓN DE BATATAS Y QUESO Porciones: 6 (1 1/4 tazas por porción) • 1/2 libra de codos cocidos (aprox. 7 tazas); considere usar salvado para una opción más saludable • 2 1/2 tazas de leche al 2 % • 1/4 taza de harina • 2 cucharadas de polvo de mostaza, separadas • 1/2 cucharadas de pimienta cayena, separadas

• 4 Dr. Praeger’s Sweet Potato Pancakes, descongelados, sin cocer y picados • 6 onzas (1 1/2 tazas) de queso cheddar reducido en grasas rallado • 3 onzas (3/4 tazas de queso gruyère o suizo reducido en grasas, rallado

• 2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva Rocíe la fuente para horno de vidrio de 9 pulgadas con aceite en aerosol; deje a un lado. Precaliente el horno a 350 °F.

Hierva, luego baje el fuego y cocine a fuego lento. Revuelva hasta que la mezcla se vuelva espesa durante aproximadamente 5 minutos. Agregue los panqueques de batatas a la mezcla; revuelva hasta que se integre. Agregue queso, mezcle hasta que se derrita y la mezcla se vuelva espesa, aproximadamente de 1 a 2 minutos. Agregue la pasta a la mezcla de queso. Revuelva hasta integrar; vierta en la fuente de horno reservada. Mezcle las migas de pan, el aceite de oliva y el resto de sal y pimienta cayena; esparza la mezcla de manera homogénea sobre la pasta. Hornee hasta que las migas de pan se doren y la pasta comience a hacer burbujas, de 45 a 50 minutos.


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LEAD POISONING CONTINUES TO PLAGUE PARTS OF CALIFORNIA traced mostly to contact with lead paint in houses built before 1978, when it was banned. Marissa OrtegaWelch, who reported the story with colleague Angela Johnston, said the housing crunch is making the problem worse. "When you find out that your house is making your kids sick, you then have to decide between affordable housing or safe housing, right?" Ortega-Welch said. "And so in places where we're having this housing crisis, it can be really hard for families to find another place to live."

Suzanne Potter California News Service OAKLAND, Calif. - The issue of childhood lead poisoning is getting fresh attention after the recent release of an investigative series by KALW Radio in San Francisco.

of California's children have high rates of lead in their blood consistent with the national average. But parts of Oakland, San Francisco and Los Angeles are hotspots. And in one ZIP code in Fresno, more than 13 percent of blood tests on kids younger than six showed high levels of lead.

Reuters data shows about 2 percent

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COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA ANNOUNCE UPCOMING 2018 CITIZENSHIP DAY Collaborative of Community Agencies and Volunteers are Preparing to Provide Legal Assistance to Thousands of Immigrants Eligible for U.S. Citizenship

The Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative will host its 28th Citizenship Day event on Saturday, April 21, 2018, to offer permanent residents initial legal assessment and citizenship application assistance in 14 languages. All services are free. Agencies and volunteers will provide information about payment assistance programs for citizenship applications, as well as partial and full fee waivers offered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Various organizations will provide information on legal services, resources and benefits for immigrants, such as English as a Second Language (ESL), adult education, food assistance and health care. Last year, close to 1,500 people attended a total of 19 citizenship orientations where more than 180 volunteers helped them. Nearly 400 individuals were screened for eligibility and more than 260 citizenship applications were processed. Given the current political climate, the following agencies partnered to form a

Data from the California Department of Public Health shows that as of 2014, the state had almost 9,000 youths under age 21 with high lead levels in their blood, and another 1,300 had severe lead poisoning - the lion's share younger

"Every couple of years, you want to make sure that you're painting over any places where the paint is peeling," she said. "Because even if fresh, new, non-lead paint peels, it reveals the older layers of lead paint underneath, and that's what children are ingesting." All children on public assistance are tested for lead in California. Last year lawmakers in Sacramento decided against a proposal to require lead testing for all children. A few California cities do send inspectors to visually check for hazards before new tenants come in. But they do not routinely test the paint for lead.

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Over 50 representatives from these organizations will be available to provide guidance and assistance with the help of immigration attorneys and more than 200 volunteers. Other partners and supporters of this effort include San Jose City College, the City of San Jose’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

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Ortega-Welch said if your house has lead paint, you can contain it with regular home maintenance.

Peeling lead paint from homes built before 1978 is the primary source of lead poisoning in California, but lead also is found in some makeup from Afghanistan, turmeric from India and pottery from Mexico. Photo Credit: Bournedead/Morguefile

Citizenship Collaborative: the Center for Employment Training (CET), Immigration and Citizenship Program; Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN); Asian Law Alliance; Catholic Charities; and the Santa Clara County’s Office of Immigrant Relations.

The upcoming Citizenship Day event in San Jose is free. We highly recommend registering prior to attending. by calling the Citizenship Collaborative at (408) 444-9975. You will find information in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

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CITY OF SAN JOSE FILES LAWSUIT CHALLENGING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S EFFORT TO INCLUDE A CITIZENSHIP QUESTION ON THE 2020 CENSUS and simple message for President Trump: The City of San Jose stands united against your constant barrage of divisive tactics. We will ensure that every resident is accurately counted.” • “The census helps determine resources and services for communities; it shouldn’t be used as a tool by the Federal Administration to have families self-identify as non-documented,” said Councilmember Sylvia Arenas.  “If this question is included in the Census 2020, our communities may assume that this information could be used against them in the future, pushing non-documented and documented families further into the shadows and away from necessary public services.”

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San Jose, Calif. The City of San Jose announced Tuesday April 17 that it had filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking an injunction prohibiting the U.S. Census Bureau from including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s March 26 decision to include a citizenship question on the next Census will result in undercounting in San Jose, and the lawsuit notes that four former Census Bureau directors share the view that inquiring about citizenship status on the census would likely exacerbate privacy concerns and lead to inaccurate responses from non-citizens worried about a government record of their immigration status. As a result, San Jose and its residents are at risk of both lost representation and foregone federal funding for important public services. The Commerce Department’s actions also directly impede the City’s efforts to ensure that all San Jose residents are counted. In particular, the City has partnered with several community organizations to leverage new mapping and text messaging tools, and mobilize volunteers, to help ensure an accurate count of residents living in unconventional housing situations.

“In San Jose, everyone counts,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo.  “Our values – and values held dear by millions of Americans – appear threatened by the Trump Administration’s political motives. Adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census will stoke fears and depress participation in diverse cities like San Jose, threatening hundreds of millions in funding for health, education, and other critical services upon which our entire community depends.”

long-standing problem," said Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. “Moreover, while the administration says the citizenship question is necessary to help with enforcement of the Voting Rights Act, we know this is a spurious claim. Cases to protect the voting rights of minority communities brought by DOJ have come to a grinding halt. This citizenship question aims to weaponize the Census to disrupt the 2020 redistricting cycle and obstruct efforts to ensure a fair and accurate Census count as the Constitution requires." “When the opportunity to work on a case of this magnitude presents itself, the only response is action,” said  John Libby, partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips. “It is our responsibility to uphold the principles that embody the Constitution. That responsibility includes ensuring the accuracy of the United States Census so that all persons are counted and are not deterred from responding to the Census by questions about their citizenship, which have not been asked on the Census for nearly seven decades. An accurate count is crucial so that Congressional districts can be properly allocated and local governments can receive the funding necessary to keep them operating efficiently. Working hand-in-hand with our clients, the City of San Jose and the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and co-counsel from the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and Public Counsel, we hope to eliminate this particular question so all people residing in the U.S. feel safe and secure responding to the 2020 Census.”

The City of San Jose’s legal case will be handled pro-bono, at no cost to the City, by Manatt, Phelps, & Phillips, LLP, Public Counsel and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

The legal challenge was authorized by the San Jose City Council in Closed Session earlier this month, and several Councilmembers offered statements of support following the filing of the complaint:

“African Americans, Latinos and other minority communities have historically been undercounted during each decennial census. This administration's 11th hour insertion of a citizenship question will exacerbate this

• “Including a citizenship question on the 2020 census is another attempt to instill fear in our local community and short-change the residents of San Jose,” said Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco.  “We have a very clear

• "Full participation in the census is extremely important to our city, because the data collected is used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities and also determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives," stated Councilmember Dev Davis. "The fear that even legal immigrants feel in dealing with government is real; the inclusion of a citizenship question in the next census will deepen that fear and discourage participation. As a former researcher, I value the collection of good data, which leads to better outcomes for all.  We want everyone's input on what

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resources our community needs, and the census is one important way to get that information." • “We, as elected officials, are obligated to serve and represent our entire community, including those who voted for us, those who did not, and those who are ineligible to vote,” said Councilmember Lan Diep. “A full accounting of the people who live in the area is necessary for us to provide needed services and receive the proper federal funding for it. Anything that lessens participation in the 2020 Census is poor policy.” • "As a city where 40% of our residents are foreign-born, we must continue to lift up and protect our immigrant communities,” said  Councilmember Sergio Jimenez.  “Today, we fight back against an administration that continuously uses fear to intimidate our hardworking, diverse residents. We will not allow this latest decision to lessen the impact of our great State; participation in the census is at core of our democracy, and the process should not be politicized."

“We still need to keep serving the residents of our City regardless of their immigration status, and we don’t want to be short-changed of the funding we need to do so,” said Councilmember Johnny Khamis.

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CHEVROLET TEAMS UP WITH DATA SCIENTIST TO CREATE EPIC FAMILY ROAD TRIP Algorithm calculates optimal 48-state route to visit family-favorite attractions them where they’re going reliably. Chevy is now the only brand to earn J.D. Power Dependability Awards for cars, trucks and SUVs three years in a row2.”

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Chevrolet earned J.D. Power Dependability Awards for Most Dependable Compact SUV, Midsize SUV, Large Light Duty Pickup and Midsize Car.

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The national survey commissioned by Chevrolet also found that parents typically bring an average of 6.6 mobile devices in the vehicle on family road trips. Technology offered in vehicles such as the all-new Chevrolet Traverse, Equinox and Trax can help keep travelers entertained and connected with available 4G LTE Wi-Fi2, built-in navigation and Apple CarPlay3 and Android Auto4 compatibility. Other available Chevrolet technology and safety features that can help enhance a family road trip

• Surround Vision5 • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert5

• Rear Cross Traffic Alert5 • Rear Park Assist5 • Rear Seat Reminder6 Chevrolet also worked with Olson to curate shorter road trips for families looking to explore different parts of the country in-depth, including the Midwest, the Northeast, the West Coast, Texas and Florida. In the spirit of Find New Roads, Chevrolet wishes everyone a safe and happy road trip season.

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DETROIT — Chevrolet enlisted the expertise of prominent data scientist Randy Olson to help families make the most of their spring road trip plans. Olson created a map using a custom algorithm to plan an efficient route through all 48 contiguous states, with stops at 48 of some of the best-known and most beloved family vacation spots across the United States. According to a recent national survey commissioned by Chevrolet, spending time with family and exploring new and interesting locations were U.S. parents’ top two favorite aspects of family road trips. From national landmarks to thrilling theme parks and everything in between, this data-driven map provides an efficient route between destinations with the least amount of backtracking and stress —

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an important consideration for traveling families. “This map is designed so road trippers can start anywhere and drive as much or as little as they like,” said Olson. “Across the U.S., people can create their perfect route, whether staying close to home or embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime 48-state journey.” To traverse the entire 48-state route, travelers would spend more than 214.56 hours (approximately 9 days) on the road and log 13,389 miles on the odometer — not including time or mileage for overnight breaks and detours. “Road trips are about creating shared memories and quality time with family and friends,” said Steve Majoros, director of marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “And when on the road, travelers can trust Chevrolet vehicles to help get

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CHEVROLET Y CIENTÍFICO SE UNEN PARA CREAR EL MEJOR VIAJE FAMILIAR POR CARRETERA Mediante una fórmula matemática se ha calculado la ruta óptima a través de los 48 estados del país para visita las atracciones para familias más favoritas para crear recuerdos y compartir tiempo con familiares y amigos”, dijo Steve Majoros, director de marketing, Chevrolet Cars and Crossovers. “Y cuando viajan por la carretera, las familias pueden confiar en los vehículos de Chevrolet para ayudarlos a llegar a donde están yendo de manera confiable. Actualmente, Chevy es la única marca que ha ganado premios de fiabilidad de J.D. Power para automóviles, camionetas y SUVs durante tres años consecutivos[AJ(1] 2”.

seguridad de Chevrolet disponibles que pueden mejorar un viaje familiar por carretera incluyen:

Los premios de fiabilidad de J.D. Power incluyen la SUV compacta más confiable, la SUV de tamaño mediano, la pickup grande y el vehículo liviano de tamaño mediano.

• Rear Park Assist5

La tecnología ofrecida en vehículos como la nueva Chevrolet Traverse, Equinox y Trax puede ayudar a mantener a los viajeros entretenidos y conectados con WiFi de 4G LTE2, navegación incorporada y compatibilidad con Apple CarPlay3 y Android Auto4. Otras

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• Surround Vision5 • Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert5 • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning5 • Rear Cross Traffic Alert5 • Rear Seat Reminder6 Chevrolet también trabajó con Olson para diseñar viajes por carretera más cortos para las familias que prefieren explorar en detalle diferentes partes del país, incluyendo el medio oeste, el noreste, la costa este, Texas y Florida[BM(2] . Según la tema “Find New Roads”, Chevrolet desea a todos una feliz y segura temporada de viajes.

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DETROIT — Chevrolet ha contado con la ayuda del famoso científico Randy Olson para ayudar a las familias aprovechar al máximo sus planes de viaje por carretera. Olson creó un mapa utilizando una fórmula matemática para planear una ruta eficiente a través de los 48 estados de los estados unidos, con paradas en 48 de algunos de los destinos de vacaciones familiares más queridos y conocidos del país. De acuerdo con una reciente encuesta nacional patrocinada por Chevrolet, los dos aspectos favoritos de los viajes familiares para los padres estadounidenses fueron el tiempo que se comparte con la familia y conocer lugares nuevos e interesantes. Incluyendo puntos de referencia nacionales a emocionantes parques de atracciones y todo lo demás, este mapa basado en datos proporciona una ruta eficiente entre los

destinos con la menor cantidad de retrasos y estrés – una consideración importante para las familias viajeras. "Este mapa está diseñado para que los viajeros puedan comenzar en cualquier lugar y conducir tanto o tan poco como quieran", dice Olson. "Por todo el país, las personas pueden crear su ruta perfecta, ya sea que viajen cerca de sus hogares o se embarquen en un viaje único a través de los 48 estados". Para recorrer la ruta completa a través de los 48 estados, las familias pasarían más de 214.56 horas (aproximadamente 9 días) en la carretera y registrarían 13,389 millas en el odómetro, sin contar el tiempo o el kilometraje necesarios para los paseos y los descansos nocturnos. “Los viajes por carretera son importantes

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Cable Harness & Electro-Mechanical Assemblers Needed Compass Components, Inc. Experience required. Please submit resumes to HR@ccicms.com FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 641224 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SKYE COSMETIC DENTAL CENTER, 1120 Cadillac Ct., Milpitas CA, 95035, Santa Clara County. The principle place of business is in Santa Clara County and a current fictitious business name statement is on file at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office of said county. This business is owned by a: Corporation The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Skye Dental Practice, Inc, 1120 Cadillac Ct., Milpitas CA, 95035. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 6/02/2008. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN576338 with changes. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Tuuyen Do Skye Dental Practice, Inc. President Article/Registration #C3694596. Above entity formed in the State of CA. This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/13/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 641224 April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 641121 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GARCIA LANDSCAPE AND GARDENING SERVS, 3890 Yolo Dr, San Jose CA, 95136, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Porfirio Resendiz, 3890 Yolo Dr, San Jose CA, 95136. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s)

listed above on: 4/11/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Porfirio Resendiz This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/11/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 641121 April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 641261 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NOR CAL TRUCKING, 640 N 13th Street, San Jose CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Christopher Mclaughlin, 640 N 13th Street, San Jose CA, 95112. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 4/09/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Christopher Mclaughlin This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/16/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 641261 April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 641098 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: WILLY’S TRUCKING, 1460 N 4th St Apt 519, San Jose CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence

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Material Handlers & Warehouse Workers Needed Compass Components, Inc. Experience required. Please submit resumes to HR@ccicms.com address of the registrant(s) is (are): Salvador Angel De La Torre, 1460 N 4th St Apt 519, San Jose CA, 95112. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 8/13/2007. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN569097 with changes. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Salvador Angel De La Torre This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/10/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 641098 April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325638 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Liang Naw Wong. Petitioner(s) Liang Naw Wong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Liang Naw Wong to Jessica Liang Wong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018

the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326199 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Young Duk Song and Mingyeong Kim. Petitioner(s) Young Duk Song and Mingyeong Kim have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yubin Song to Hailey Yubin Song. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 10, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018

April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326403 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Stacy Burrows. Petitioner(s) Stacy Burrows has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Isaiah Solis to Isaiah Burrows. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326433 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rita Saesee. Petitioner(s) Rita Saesee has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rita Saesee to Kirsty Rita Saesee. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 10, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018

April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018

April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326407 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kim and Henry Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Kim and Henry Nguyen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cathy Nguyen to Dorothy Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326411 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Susan Vinh Yue. Petitioner(s) Susan Yue has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Susan Yue Vinh to Susan Vinh Yue. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326269 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: One W Z. Petitioner(s) One W Z has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. One W Z to One Z Wisfa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

APRIL 20 - 26, 2018 petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 11, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 20, 27; May 4, 11 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 641000 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CALIFORNIA INVESTMENT PROPERTY, 404 Huckleberry Dr, San Jose CA, 95123, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Pedro Correa, 404 Huckleberry Dr, San Jose CA, 95123. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 11/01/2017. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN471917 with changes after 40 days of expiration date. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Pedro Correa This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/06/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 641000 April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639987 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: THE LATHROP CAFE, 518 Memorial Way, Stanford CA 94305, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): The Pastry Cupboard LLC, 518 Memorial Way, Standford CA, 94305. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 9/01/2017. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Chona Esguerra

Piumarta The Pastry Cupboard LLC Manager Article/Registration # #201119610229 Above entity was formed in the state of California This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/09/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639987 April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326179 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zhou Hao. Petitioner(s) Zhou Hao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zhou Hao to David Zhou. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 10, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV321809 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Erik Flores Zambrano. Petitioner(s) Erik Flores Zambrano has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Erik Flores Zambrano to Erik Trujillo Zambrano. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause,


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APRIL 20 - 26, 2018 if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 29, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325846 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sang Hwa Jung and Su Hyun Jung. Petitioner(s) Sang Hwa Jung and Su Hyun Jung have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yoonseo Jung to David Yoonseo Jung b. Daniel Jung to Daniel Hojun Jung. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 4, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325808 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Betsabeth Muñoz. Petitioner(s) Betsabeth Muñoz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Betsabeth Muñoz to Betsabeth Muñoz Romo b. Rene Romo

Muñoz to Rene Muñoz Romo c. Gisselle Muñoz to Gisselle Muñoz Romo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 3, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325851 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Melissa K. Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Melissa K. Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Melissa Khanh Nhat Nguyen to Melissa KhanhNhat Loo b. Melissa Khanh Nhat NguyenLoo to Melissa KhanhNhat Loo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 4, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

Santiago has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Erika Santiago to Erika Loera Santiago. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 5, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325774 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Giti Karimpour. Petitioner(s) Giti Karimpour has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Giti Karimpour to Giti Ashraf. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

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April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325921 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Erika Santiago. Petitioner(s) Erika

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326020 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sasha Reza Lahijanian. Petitioner(s)

Sasha Reza Lahijanian has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sasha Reza Lahijanian to Sasha Lahijanian. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 6, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 2nd AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319598 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vruce Harry Baroro. Petitioner(s) Vruce Harry Baroro has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vruce Harry Baroro to Burel Berul Vojgue. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/05/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 14, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326124 Superior Court of California, County of Santa

Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vinayakram Badrinathan. Petitioner(s) Vinayakram Badrinathan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vinayakram Badrinathan to Vinayak Ram. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/10/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 9, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324241 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Meng Fang and Terry Hoang. Petitioner(s) Meng Fang and Terry Hoang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sheldon Hoang to Sheldon Fang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/05/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 5, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 18CV322996 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Carissa Schermeister. Petitioner(s) Carissa Schermesiter has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Naveah Reign Bell to Ciara Reign Bell. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/08/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 6, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Nicholi Gallegos To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Nicholi Gallegos, who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on March 24, 2018, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim within four months from the date of first publication with the DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, California 95030 (408) 395-5111 Joseph D. Dermer, Esq. DERMER LAW FIRM 15720 Winchester Blvd., Ste 200 Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel (408) 395-5111 Fax (408) 354-2797 April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640698 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LET’S SOCIALIZE, 1030

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E El Camino Real #170, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Bret Alan Corsiglia, 1030 El Camino Real #170, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 1/01/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Bret Alan Corsigia This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/03/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 640698

owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Juan C Juarez, 853 Calhoun St Apt 2, San Jose, CA 95116. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 4/16/2009. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN576692 with changes. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Juan C Juarez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/27/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640469

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640509 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SABOR, 1015 California Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Elaine Aviles, 1015 California Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 1/31/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Elaine Aviles This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/28/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 640509

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640560 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MEDINA’S ROOFING, 10256 Ashdale Dr, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Francisco Medina, 10256 Ashdale Dr, San Jose, CA 95127. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Francisco Medina This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/29/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 640560 April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640469 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: J & C JANITORIAL, 853 Calhoun St Apt 2, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is

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April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640575 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KINGDOM WORSHIP I NTER N ATI O N A LFELLOWSHIP OF CHURCHES, 4848 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by


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a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Godly Girls Network, 4848 San Felipe Rd, San Jose, CA 95135. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 2/28/2011. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Donna Edward Godly Girls Network CEO Article/Registration # 3362551 Above entity formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640575 April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640576 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KINGDOM WORSHIP CENTER INTERNATIONAL CHURCH, 4848 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Godly Girls Network, 4848 San Felipe Rd, San Jose, CA 95135. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 2/28/2011. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Donna Edward Godly Girls Network CEO Article/Registration # 3362551 Above entity formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640576 April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640578 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LIFE GUIDE COACHES, LLC, 5655 Silver Creek Valley #401, San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): LIFE GUIDE COACHES, LLC, 5655 Silver Creek Valley Road #401, San Jose, CA 95138. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 11/17/2017. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Donna M. Edward LIFE GUIDE COACHES, LLC CEO Article/Registration # 201731710167 Above entity formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 4/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640578 April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325594 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Oanh Ha. Petitioner(s) Oanh Ha has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Oanh Ha to Josephine Ha b. Anh That Nhat Ton to Anthony Ton. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 27, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325521 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anh Nu Hoang Ton. Petitioner(s) Anh Nu Hoang Ton has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anh Nu Hoang Ton to Angela Ton. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325658 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rudolph Castaneda. Petitioner(s) Rudy Valenzuela Castaneda has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rudolph Castaneda to Rudy Valenzuela 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 name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc-

cessive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018

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 27, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

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 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

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AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV321125 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Pei-Pei Yuan. Petitioner(s) Pei-Pei Yuan and Po-Chia Huang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. ChihChing Huang to Iris ChihChing Huang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 29, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325667 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Fu Hwang. Petitioner(s) Fu Hwang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Fu Hwang to Frank Hwang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325613 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hala Atta Siddig. Petitioner(s) Hala Atta Siddig has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hala Atta Siddig to Hala Atta Siddig Elatta. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325582 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sakineh Abousaeidan. Petitioner(s) Sakineh Abousaeidan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sakineh Abousaeidan to Mina Abousaeidan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325632 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tung Tran. Petitioner(s) Tung Tran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tung Dang Tran to Todd Tran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/03/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325329 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Virginia Valle. Petitioner(s) Virginia Valle has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Virginia Santos to Virginia Valle. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause

APRIL 20 - 26, 2018 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 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 6, 13, 20, 27 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640315 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CALIFORNIA CATERING CAFE, 477 Orto St Unit 10, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): South Bay Mobile LTD., 477 Orto St, San Jose, CA 95125. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Steven Goldstone South Bay Mobile LTD., CEO Article/Registration # C2939847. Above entity formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/22/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640315 March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640359 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: QUANTUM ELECTRIC, 2310 Rock St Apt 6, Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): David Cobos, 2310 Rock St Apt 6, Mountain View, CA 94043. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/23/2008. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A

registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ David Cobos This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/23/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 640359 March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640369 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JT TOTAL FITNESS, 585 Continental Dr, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Juan Torres, 585 Continental Dr, San Jose, CA 95111. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/23/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Juan Torres This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/23/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640369 March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 640256 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DE LUXE FLOOR SOLUTIONS, 3355 Methilhaven Lane, San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Diana Briones De Leon, 3355 Methilhaven Lane, San Jose, CA 95121. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as


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APRIL 20 - 26, 2018 true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Diana Briones De Leon This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/21/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 640256

/s/ Ruth Montoya This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 3/09/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 639866

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325562 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhan Quy Pham. Petitioner(s) Nhan Quy Pham has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nhan Quy Pham to Christopher Nhan Pham. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 639866 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PUPUSA CALLEJERA, 759 Bird Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: A General Partnership. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Ruth Griselda Montoya and Jose Israel Larreinaga, 759 Bird Ave, San Jose, CA 95125. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 03/09/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

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date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 27, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325558 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Khiem Nguyen and Ha Pham. Petitioner(s) Khiem Nguyen and Ha Pham have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Phuoc Tan Nguyen to Jimmy Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador,

a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 27, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV323539 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cesar Sanchez Martinez. Petitioner(s) Cesar Sanchez Martinez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cesar Sanchez Martinez to Cesar Martinez Sanchez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/29/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV324562 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ying Wang and Zhoujia Bao. Petitioner(s) Ying Wang and Zhoujia Bao have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sky Alex Wang to Sky Alex Bao. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/19/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

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Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317785 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: John Anthony Orta. Petitioner(s) John Anthony Orta has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. John Anthony Orta to John Anthony Cisneros. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/08/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 30, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

LEGALS/GREEN March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV322213 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ayden Cardenas Torres. Petitioner(s) Ayden Cardenas Torres has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ayden Cardenas Torres to Edgar Ismael Cardenas 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 name should not be granted on 4/24/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. January 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325185 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Erin Sause. Petitioner(s) Erin Sause has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Erin Wong Morikawa Sause to Erin Morikawa Wong Sause. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/26/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2018

WHY ON EARTH WOULD CANS AND OTHER FOOD STORAGE CONTAINERS CONTAIN TOXIC BPA THAT CAN MAKE US SICK? IS THERE ANY WAY TO AVOID IT?

A good old can of soup might not be as good for you as you would expect, given the toxic chemicals in the lining of the can itself. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Randy Scheer Doug Moss EarthTalk

If you like the occasional can of tomato soup or diced pears, chances are you’re walking around with trace amounts of bisphenol A (BPA) in your bloodstream. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 90 percent of us are walking around with trace

amounts of this toxic synthetic chemical— commonly used as a constituent component in the epoxy resins lining the inside of cans, boxes and other food storage containers to prevent corrosion and breakages—in our bloodstreams. One of a class of so-called “hormone disrupting” or “endocrine mimicking” chemicals, BPA fools the body into thinking it’s the naturally occurring hormone estrogen. The result can be negative

effects on brain development, metabolism and the reproductive system. BPA exposure has also been linked to cancer, heart disease and other serious health disorders.

syrup on fruit—as well. EWG also warns never to heat up food directly in a can: “Transfer it to a stainless-steel pot or pan for stovetop cooking, or microwave in glass – not plastic.”

“Evidence suggests the developing fetus and young child are most at risk, but adolescents also appear uniquely vulnerable,” reports the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a leading non-profit research and advocacy group. Of course, the harm isn’t limited to children and teens; adults can suffer the ill effects of a lifetime of bio-accumulated BPA coursing through their veins as well.

If you’re not sure whether your favorite foods are at risk of containing BPA, you can search EWG’s Food Scores database to find out, and also to look for safer alternatives that don’t contain hormone disruptors.

According to EWG, we can cut down on the amount of BPA we ingest by steering clear of canned and processed foods and replacing them with fresh, frozen and dried options. Get your tomato soup from the hot prepared foods section of your local natural foods market or, better yet, make it yourself from scratch from organic ingredients. And instead of buying diced pears in a can, buy a real pear and dice it up yourself. “For those who cannot avoid foods in BPA-lined cans, rinsing the food in water may help lower the level of BPA in the food,” reports EWG, adding that rinsing cuts back on other unhealthy additives—such as sodium on beans or sweet

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned BPA in baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula packaging, but the vast majority of us are still at risk. Environmental and health advocates are calling on the agency to ban BPA outright from any packaging materials that come into contact with foods, drinks or water, but so far officials don’t seem inclined to take the now ubiquitous chemical off the market completely. In 2014 and again in 2016, Democrats in Congress floated legislation that would have banned BPA and other potentially dangerous food additives in all food storage containers, but neither bill ever made it out of committee. Without any help from the government, then, it’s up to us to wean ourselves off of BPA by making smart choices about what we buy and what we eat.


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MARCHERS TO DEMAND TEXAS POLITICIANS "RESPECT SCIENCE"

Organizers expect a large crowd at the April 21 March for Science rally at the State Capitol in Austin. Photo Credit: MarchforScience

Ma r k R i c h a r d s o n Public News Service A U S T I N, Te x a s – O r g a n i z e r s o f A u s t i n ' s a n n u a l Ma r c h f o r Science  hope to send a message to state lawmakers - stop politicizing, and start respecting s c i e n c e . T h e m a r c h a n d r a l l y, s c h e d u l e d f o r S a t u r d a y, w i l l coincide with the city's annual E a r t h D a y c e l e b r a t i o n .  Planners expect a crowd of several hundred to participate t h i s y e a r.  Jo s e Medina, deputy communications director for the event organizers, says in the current political climate, people need to be reminded just how important science is to their everyday lives. "I think the vast majority of people see science as a benefit, something that has helped us i n m a n y, m a n y w a y s , " M e d i n a says. "So, they're kind of fearful of science coming under attack and maybe holding back what would other wise be some pretty important advancement." T h e g l o b a l Ma r c h f o r S c i e n c e m o v e m e n t w a s c r e a t e d i n 2 0 17 by such groups as the  American Association for the Advancement of Science,  The Nature C o n s e r v a n c y, a n d o t h e r s . Marches were planned in mid-

A p r i l i n a t l e a s t s e v e n Te x a s cities, and hundreds more across t h e U. S . a n d a r o u n d t h e w o r l d . T h e m a i n m a r c h i n Wa s h i n g t o n , D.C . , l a s t w e e k e n d d r e w a n estimated 5,000 people. Medina says Austin's march had about 600 participants last y e a r, a n d a t l e a s t t h a t m a n y a r e expected at this year's event. "Our event will begin with some pro-science activities on the State Capitol grounds," he adds. "Then we'll do a rally and following the rally we'll do the march, which will go from the Capitol to the Earth Day celebrations at H u s t o n -T i l l o t s o n Un i v e r s i t y i n East Austin." He n o t e s s o m e o f t h e s t a t e ' s conservative politicians are dismissive of science, and says the marchers - who are also voters - want policies based on factual evidence, not partisan i d e o l o g y. " We h o p e t h a t e l e c t e d o ff i c i a l s , both from the local level to the state government, take note that there are plenty of people who love and support science, and see and appreciate all its benefits," h e e x p l a i n s . The rally starts at 10 A .M., the march begins at noon. The Austin event is sponsored by  Earth Day AT X   a n d t h e   Te x a s Fr e e d o m Network.

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Historic Changes to SNAP Could Mean More Hunger in Ohio

Nearly 1.5 million Ohioans rely on SNAP assistance to purchase food. Photo Credit: USDA

Mary Kuhlman Public News Service COLUMBUS, Ohio - Historic changes to one of the nation's foremost antihunger programs will be debated today in the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. After its release just last week, the House of Representatives' version of the 2018 Farm Bill  is expected to move swiftly through the House, which is troublesome to hungerfighting groups including the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. That organization's executive director, Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, said the proposal imposes a strict work mandate for those receiving help through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). "Let me be clear," she said. "The current bill as it stands will increase hunger and contribute to escalating health-care costs instead of maintaining our country's long-term commitment to providing hunger relief and working to prevent hunger and food insecurity." Currently, SNAP recipients aged 18 to 49 without dependents are subject to work requirements. The legislation would expand the age to 59, and include parents with children ages 6 and older. Those who fall short of the 20-hour-per-week work requirement could lose benefits after one month. Supporters of the bill have maintained

that the changes will incentivize work and lift people out of poverty, while continuing support for those in need. According to Hamler-Fugitt, the majority of SNAP recipients already are employed, but often in lowpaying, part-time positions with inflexible hours that make it difficult to meet work requirements. She noted that some 375,000 Ohioans lost SNAP assistance after the state rejected a work-requirement wavier four years ago. "Many of them were not able to get employment. They could no longer stand in grocery store checkout lines in order to purchase food," she said. "Instead they've been forced into food bank, food pantry, and soup kitchen lines in order to feed themselves." The Farm Bill is renewed every five years, and Hamler-Fugitt noted that it typically has bipartisan support. "Democrats and Republicans, urban and rural interests all work together acknowledging and understanding the interconnectedness of our country's food system," she said. "This partisan farm bill undermines nutrition assistance for vulnerable Ohioans who are already living on the margins." The nearly 1.5 million Ohioans who rely on SNAP assistance receive, on average, about $120 a month to help buy groceries. Details of the legislation are online at agri-pulse.com.


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A LOOK AT THE INCREDIBLES 2 The Pixar Sequel About A Family of Superheroes is Back and Full of Surprises

with the two in the scenes shown to the media. Elastigirl takes center stage in what we’ve seen so far, and specifically in a really great action scene where she is first trying out her Elasticycle in her new job as DevTech’s hired superhero. The high-tech motorcycle can come apart and move with her as she expands and contorts, and it is put on full display in the scene we were shown. It involved Elastigirl on a city chase on the streets weaving through traffic and on rooftops as she tries to stop Metroville’s new passenger filled mag lev train from coming to a crash after it mysteriously goes haywire on its maiden voyage.

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One of the most mysterious aspects of the film is the new villain, which any good superhero film needs. The first film had the boy who grew up to be a crazed #1 fan in the form of Syndrome. Of course, since the fate of that villain was to be sucked into his plane’s engine due to the unfortunate fashion choice of having a cape, there needed to be someone else to face off against the Parr family in the sequel. Although we didn’t get to see much of the new villain, a bit has been revealed about him/her. At the end of the final Incredibles 2 trailer as a masked and goggle-wearing foe named The Screen Slaver. It is apparent from the trailer that this villain will use hypnosis, but to do what? And what is his/her motivations? That will be seen come April 27th.

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After 14 years The Incredibles 2, a sequel to one of Pixar’s most beloved films will debut in theaters worldwide, continuing the story of the Parr family and their curious case of their ongoing superhero adventures. What poised creator Brad Bird and Pixar to step back into this retro futuristic 1960’s world of sharp architecture and “Mad Men” style clothing? According to Bird, it was not the money. “Many sequels are cash grabs. Money on the table is not why I get up in the morning, having people enjoy my movies 100 years from now is what gets me up in the morning. It makes no financial sense to wait this long, we have a story to tell.” The first Incredibles film came out in 2004 to near-universal acclaim, where the story of a family of superheroes and their friends took center stage. Voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, John Ratzenberger, Sarah Vowell and as the leader of the family, Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible, the film centered on the Parr family of Bob, Helen, Violet, Dash and baby Jack-Jack. In the sequel they are back, and with minor changes like a new voice actor for Dash, and newcomers like Bob Odenkirk and Sophia Bush, the crew and story stick closely to the original. It takes place mere minutes after the original left off, where the Parr family, now all costumed up after learning to accept that a family is stronger together, (literally in their case), is ready to face off against the threat of the mole like Underminer and his giant drill-based vehicle which tunnels out of the ground into the streets of Metroville. A Second Adventure The boilerplate synopsis for the sequel reads: “Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet -- taking care of the problems of his three children.” In this simple statement, we are

introduced to the idea that Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), is going solo for most of the journey of the sequel. Although the film’s narrative has been kept mum up until now, new details have emerged from the Pixar team on what the course of the film will deal with. The first 22 minutes of footage dealt with picking up the film after the first Incredibles and the fate of the Underminer battle that closed the 2004 story and setting up the “superhero redemption” plot of the sequel.

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The animation is similar to the original film for the first few minutes and subtly changes to the higher resolution and animation dynamics that come with 14 years of tech advancements, and the experience of 13 additional films under Pixar’s belt since The Incredibles’ release.    

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Bird says that the new film will touch on the first films main themes, which he says were “The roles of men and women, fathers and mothers, how teenagers see the world, midlife crisis, the importance of father’s participating and allowing women to express themselves in work just like men do.”

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The central core to the film has always been the difficulties of parenthood, and as Bird puts it, “that parenting is a heroic act.” Sneak Peeks In footage screened for the press at Pixar Studios earlier this month, there was scenes of the introduction to two mysterious siblings who run a telecommunications company called DevTech. Voiced by Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener, the brother and sister duo Winston and Evelyn Deavor have called upon the supers to help change the public perception of them and revert the laws that have made it illegal to work or in any way be a superhero. At first the trio of Mr. and Mrs. Incredible and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) meet with the siblings in their giant company headquarters, a tower reminiscent of a stack of playing chips. Their initial pitch is for the Parr’s to do great things as superheroes to restore faith in the supers in Metroville, but that’s as far as we get

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LA INTERPRETACIÓN DE LOS SUEÑOS Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador "Los sueños son una manifestación del subconsciente. Todo lo que llega a ser realidad aparece primero en sueños” frase célebre de Edgar Cayce, el más afamado y reconocido psíquico y vidente norteamericano. En pleno inicio del siglo 20, Sigmund Freud, padre de la psicología moderna, Carl Jung, psiquiatra suizo y otras mentes brillantes de la época, hacían demostraciones de lo importante que eran los sueños en el psicoanálisis. Años más tarde Edgar Cayce, ideó uno de los métodos más prácticos para descifrar y entender el significado de los sueños. Las miles de lecturas que Edgar Cayce, realizó a lo largo de su vida referente a la interpretación de los sueños, han logrado revelar que los seres humanos por medio de las visiones oníricas podemos llegar a conocer mucho más de lo que pensamos, con respecto a nuestra personalidad, individualidad y patrones de conducta. El subconsciente archiva en la memoria todas nuestras vivencias diarias, sucesos, recuerdos, penas, experiencias y emociones.

Cuando soñamos tenemos acceso directo a toda esa información almacenada y a los ilimitados recursos de la mente inconsciente. Es así como los sueños se transforman en una especie de agentes orientadores, capaces de indicar los motivos principales de nuestros miedos, angustias, enfermedades y decepciones, que a veces no podemos explicarnos durante la vigilia. A través de los sueños podemos adquirir mayor conocimiento sobre nuestro “yo interno”. Carl Gustav Jung, comprobó en sus investigaciones que algunos sueños nos pueden ayudar a tomar decisiones importantes y mejorar nuestra conducta en el ámbito social. Muchas veces también nos exhortan a evolucionar como seres pensantes. Los sueños también han servido de gran inspiración a los grandes artistas clásicos. Otorgándole un interés real al mundo de los sueños, éstos se pueden llegar a convertir en nuestra propia fuente de conocimiento e inspiración. Existe en el subconsciente un profundo nivel de conciencia procedente de una realidad espiritual que Freud no reconoció. A este nivel de conciencia Jung lo denominó como “inconsciente colectivo”. Los seres humanos poseemos la facultad de soñar con símbolos

universales o arquetipos. Dichos arquetipos representan imágenes con el mismo significado para todas las culturas. En el campo onírico, un toro representa la energía y la vitalidad. Las flores corresponden a varios aspectos del amor. Las advocaciones de la Virgen María, representan la compasión y la esperanza. Una casa es el reflejo de nuestro cuerpo físico. Un anciano suele reflejar nuestra sabiduría interior. Esto explica por qué a través de símbolos universales, los mitos de culturas distantes suelen tener grandes semejanzas. Las más acertadas interpretaciones de sueños se logran haciendo un análisis de lo que cada símbolo o arquetipo representan para nosotros mismos. Un arma de fuego posiblemente tendrá un significado muy diferente para un herrero que para un veterano de la guerra. Todos los sueños sin excepción, contienen mensajes destinados a enfatizar situaciones de nuestra vida que no logramos percibir plenamente durante la vigilia. Al soñar con desastres naturales, el subconsciente encuentra la manera de exponer nuestras tensiones emocionales al máximo, de esa manera podemos indagar en lo que verdaderamente es importante para nuestra propia existencia.

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PUERTO RICO’S LIGHTS SLOWLY COMING BACK ON, BUT STUDY FAULTS PRIVATIZATION PLAN going to replace it with? You're just going to have private owners then owning these very expensive, oilfired plants, and have no regulatory oversight,” Kunkel said. “Why is that going to result in a better deal for ratepayers?" Supporters of the sale argue forprofit companies would run the power system more efficiently. But Kunkel pointed out the privatization plan includes getting rid of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission, founded in 2014 to reduce PREPA's deep-rooted corruption and mismanagement. It's taken seven months since Hurricane Maria to return electricity to 95 percent of Puerto Rico. Photo Credit: NOAA/Youtube

Soundbite Services WASHINGTON — Seven months after Hurricane Maria, 95 percent of Puerto Rico finally has power again. But a new report shows little is being done to make the island's electrical grid reliable and sustainable.  The study’s author Cathy Kunkel, an energy analyst with the

Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, said the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority isn't addressing its long-term problems: corruption, debt, falling demand and older power plants that burn imported fuel oil. The island's conservative governor is backing a plan to sell off PREPA. But Kunkel said that won't help. "So, you privatize it - what are you

Kunkel said the story since the hurricane hasn’t been promising. A huge rebuilding contract awarded to Whitefish Energy - a Montana company with only two employees - suggests that without better oversight, PREPA is unlikely to be more efficient. That contract was withdrawn. But Kunkel said the energy commission is one of the few bodies looking out for consumers or the environment. "The

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is terrible,” Kunkel said. “ The legislature should reject that, first of all. And if the energy commission is actually empowered to its job, that would be a big step in the right direction." The progress rebuilding the grid has been slow and fragile - Kunkel said one fallen tree last week put 900,000 residents back in the dark. She added that on a tropical island regularly hit by hurricanes, a decentralized energy system that uses cheap, renewable power would make sense. "The energy commission is trying to release regulations for microgrids,” she said. “PREPA will give lip service to renewable energy, but it's capital investment priorities are always to build more natural gas." Kunkel said she sees more gasfired power plants as a wasteful investment for an island where the population has fallen sharply since the storm. She noted there has been some growth in solar development on Puerto Rico, but that is in spite of - not because of - government policy.

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WASHINGTON - A new study  confirms what others already have concluded: Many Baby Boomers haven't saved a dime for retirement, which can't help but mean trouble as they reach retirement age.

"That might be working a little longer," she said. "It might be planning on downsizing out of a bigger house to a smaller house. It might be moving to a less costly city or area."

This is National Retirement Planning Week, an effort by consumer advocates, educators and financial-service organizations to promote comprehensive retirement planning. However, according to Cathy Weatherford, president and chief executive of the Insured Retirement Institute, 42 percent of Baby Boomers have no retirement savings at all. Still, there are things they can do to prepare for the future. "It's never too late to sit down with a financial professional, assess where you are and see what you can do to improve your financial well being," she said. Weatherford added that many people have assets they had not taken into consideration that can contribute to

Weatherford said paying down credit-card debt is a good first step, but the most important step is saving. Experts generally recommend putting aside 10 to 20 percent of your monthly income toward retirement, and Weatherford said that for many Boomers, there are still years of earnings ahead.

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a more secure retirement. Assistance is available at retireonyourterms. org. Of Boomers who have saved money,

the study said, only one in four is confident that their savings will last through their retirement years. Weatherford emphasized that planning later in life isn't all

"The youngest Boomer is just 54," she said, "so there's still some time yet to really get a plan in place and work towards a good, clear goal." About 50 million Baby Boomers will reach age 65 over the next 10 years. The study is online at myirionline.org.


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ONE TITANIC INSIGHT On the morning of April 14, the Titanic received a radio message from the Caronia warning it of ice in its path. A second message was received from the  Baltic  early that afternoon. Captain Smith shared this message with Mr. Ismay. According to several accounts, Ismay held the message and did not make any changes to the standing order, “Shortest possible time to New York.” Photo Credit: Pixabay

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Edward “Ted” Smith was the captain of the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, which struck an iceberg and sank on 15 April 1912. The story is legendary, so I won’t recount it here. But I’ve often thought that if a rookie captain were at the helm that fateful evening, the ship would be afloat to this day. This is pure speculation, of course, but I know several metaphoric Ted Smiths and they are captains of industry. Before we begin, I want to take a moment to assure you that I mean no disrespect to those who died or lost loved ones 106 years ago today. I recognize that this is a solemn anniversary of a tragic event. That said, Ted Smith has at least one more lesson to teach us. Captain Smith Having joined the White Star Line in 1880, by 1912 Ted Smith was one of the most experienced sea captains in the world. Just prior to his final command, he was captain of the  Olympic  (the world’s largest ship pre-Titanic). He had some trouble during that command: a serious and costly collision while docking in New York Harbor, and a subsequent major collision with the HMS  Hawke, a British warship. Notwithstanding these unfortunate accidents, he was chosen to command the Titanic. The Story J. Bruce Ismay was, for all intents and purposes, Ted Smith’s boss. Ismay ran the International Mercantile Marine Company, which owned White Star Line and its flagship, the  Titanic. So, even though Ted was the captain of the voyage, senior management was literally on board.

This managerial action set a chain of events in motion that should haunt every manager to this day. Ismay, the chairman, ignored a warning about a well-understood threat. An experienced captain, who had an even better understanding of the threat, allowed a dangerous condition to evolve. The story also tells us that the staff in the radio shack were so busy dealing with telegraph messages for passengers, they didn’t think additional iceberg warnings from the Mesaba or the  Californian were important enough to share with the bridge. Why? Either the staff in the radio shack had not been apprised of the threat level or their job functions were aligned to incorrect priorities, or maybe they had been at sea for years and figured the guys on the bridge already knew it was cold outside and they were sailing in the North Atlantic. Regardless of the reason, the lack of clarity and specific governance of the incoming data resulted in tragedy.

Titanic was steaming at full speed when the baneful iceberg was sighted. It takes a long time to turn a big ship – too long in this case.

the staff in the radio shack did not have orders to surface important data about changes in threat levels. What-If What if Captain Smith, knowing the risk was too great, ignored Ismay’s order, reduced speed, and altered course to a more southerly route? What if the captain were on the bridge when the iceberg was spotted? What if the radio shack had delivered the data about the threat in a timely manner? The Lesson From my perspective, experience was a root cause of the Titanic  disaster. Captain Smith didn’t want to hurt anyone; he wanted to do his job. His experience told him that even though he was in dangerous waters, they’d probably be OK. A rookie captain would have been on the bridge for the entire time, traveling at half speed with his binoculars glued to his or her eyes. Ismay, the chairman of the White Star Line, was in financial trouble because of earlier incidents and needed this voyage to be awesome. I don’t think he wished any harm on anyone. He just needed a big financial win. Ismay’s experience told him that a record-breaking North Atlantic passage in an unsinkable ship would be that win. A rookie chairman would have calculated every possible outcome and would have insisted that it was not “business as usual” on a maiden voyage under his or her rookie command. The staff in the radio shack was experienced. The staff knew that getting telegraph messages

APRIL 20 - 26, 2018 made passengers happy. Happy passengers is job one! Great for business at the unit level – at the enterprise level, not so much. Rookie radio shack operators would have run up to the bridge with incoming data that said, “Iceberg warning.” No inexperienced radio operator would ever sit on a warning message the operator had not seen before. In Conclusion The extraordinary end to the Titanic  haunts us to this day. The story teaches us about ourselves: “Which character are you that evening?” Are you the hero who helped others to the lifeboats and went down with the ship? Are you one of the Strauses, who retired to their stateroom, got into bed fully clothed, and died in each other’s arms? Are you the musicians who played on deck to the very end? Are you the able-bodied adult man who took the seat of a woman or a child in one of the lifeboats? What would you do when faced with the choices these doomed souls had to make? While there are many insights to be gained from studying the fate of the  Titanic, at least one is worthy of more exploration and discussion. I close with a blasphemous, disrespectful, and inappropriate metaphor that holds a deeper meaning for me than its usual application: Experience can serve us only if we transform it into wisdom. Otherwise, “we’re just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.” Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.

Three Fateful Issues 1. The captain respected the chain of command above him. If he suggested that the ship slow down, the chairman of the company either convinced him that maintaining full speed would be OK or gave him an unlawful order to put the ship and the passengers into harm’s way. 2. The captain not only agreed to maintain course and speed but left the bridge with the standing order “Maintain course and speed.” Most writings about the Titanic  state that the bridge crew members were aware that there were icebergs in their path and they were on the lookout for them – but the ship was still traveling at top speed. 3. Because there was no systemic alert status,

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