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Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR So 100 days have passed...and you have not lived up to your campaign promise to create jobs for the underemployed and unemployed. I projected that would happen because you have always had more than enough wealth to pay for what you wanted. You had no problem with having enough capital to be in business because your family provided you with the millions needed to 'go into business'. You have never earned the satisfaction of 'bootstrapping' any of your businesses from the get-go. So I have devised an economic experiment for you to consider: FORGET THAT WALL. Do not leave a TRUMP LEGACY which includes building that wall. Recall the Zeigfried military barrier (a wall) between France and German. General George Patton, who you admire, said, “The Zeigfried fortifications is a monument to military and political stupidity.” Nazi Germany's mobile Panzer Divisions just made an end run through Belgium to avoid direct confrontation with the French military manning their immobile Zeigfried Line...and very swiftly reached Paris and occupied France. DO NOT WASTE RESOURCES BUILDING AN IMMOBILE WALL between America and Mexico. Such a wall will be a mon-

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DEAR PRESIDENT TRUMP... ument to your short-sightedness. THAT WALL reveals an immense double standard in your personal view of America. AMERICA IS ALREADY A GREAT NATION. America's diverse residents would much rather see available resources allocated towards rebuilding infrastructures- especially in transportation essential to America's domestic economy. Begin with the U.S. highways, overpasses, bridges, harbors, canals, and airports. Understand that immigrants enter America through all points of entry especially international airports and places such as American Samoa. Rapid Transit is important to America's domestic economy. Begin by proposing a HIGH SPEED INTERCONTINENTAL RAIL SYSTEM WHICH CAN GO FROM THE EAST COAST TO THE WEST COAST- AND FROM MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL TO NEW ORLEANS as an alternative to air travel. Former President Abraham Lincoln, during the 1860's, proposed a similar intercontinental rail line which connected California to America's East Coast...which ended up connecting the East with the West. Incidentally, Lincoln also created the 'Land grant universities' which enhanced basic research and education. Understand that these sorts of projects will put most 'middle class' folks back to work, which means that these folks may again earn wages which will be spent to purchase all sorts of goods and services. Understand that by creating these millions of meaningful jobs, America's Consumer Economy will become very healthy and vigorous again. Understand that any and all investments in

America's infrastructures will yield 'multiple returns on investments made.' Mr. President: I am pleased that you admitted that being America's President is a job much more difficult than imagined. As the current President of all America's residents, know that 'We, The People' are the base for the full faith and credit of the U.S. Treasury. United, we are the most powerful force on this earth. Through your ability to 'make better deals', America will rise to higher levels of prosperity via innovation and creativity, especially when its education system is supported well enough to enable those who teach pre-K through grade 12 to own their own home in those communities where they practice their profession. The same consideration applies to first-responders...police, firefighters, and emergency medical service personnel. Mr. President...Using the 'profitable bottom line' paradigm, today's capitalistic decision making traditions need to include considerations of 'societal stewardship' which enable inclusion of so many social costs which are currently not considered in many strategic planning circles. Societal stewardship simply means that all costs, even those of personal pain and suffering are considered by corporate planners. Today the only two ways to redistribute wealth is through taxation and philanthropy. Corporations which do not pay their fair share of taxes end up being subsidized by those of us who do, with the result that our domestic economy's infrastructure is paid for by low income folks who do so reliably. America's residents need a living

wage standard which will enable and support the consumerism that is the basis of a vigorous American Consumer Economy. All businesses need clients who have discretionary funds to spend as consumers. Mr. President....A trained labor force which is healthy is essential to any society and its enterprises. Therefore, a national health care system must have the mission of supplying health care services. For example, this means having sufficient medical personnel who are trained knowledge workers in all 2,600 current medical career paths. This medical care effort is best created and managed by use of the 'public utility service model paradigm' applied to its basic public health and primary care medical services. Competitive profit oriented market decision making models, first applied by former President Reagan, are not appropriate. When a human being has a health crisis, the appropriate medical care service must be available immediately; there is no time to compare competitor's credentials or prices; all efforts must be directed towards having the appropriate differential diagnostic expertise, which specifically defines the disease process and then undertakes the corrective actions needed by that unique patient/client. The 2010 Affordable Care Act was a step towards having available health care for all. Rather than 'repeal and replace' the current ACA, re-allocate your considerable organizational talents towards improvements and implementations needed to sustain a very healthy well-nourished population. A national housing program would be

a good beginning to dealing with homelessness, mental health and behavioral health challenges faced by many low income individuals and their families. Mr. President....Rather than relying on Executive Orders to get things changed, make an effort to propose national programs in education, law enforcement, and judicial systems which enable all Americans to have access to the 'good life' here in America. Do not waste your time, energy and resources dismantling and destroying, but rather, use the available creativity and innovation to improve the lot of all America's residents. America is already a great super-power, but it can be made even greater and better by innovative improvements. This Democracy, which has been a work in progress since its Founding Fathers debated, negotiated, and wrote its Declaration of Independence and its Constitution is the basic law of this land. Mr. President...You are the Leader of the most significant Democracy on this planet. You still have time to craft a legacy that will endure. Begin by taking care of America's people who, through a self-selection immigrant process, are the most resilient, innovative, and creative force this world has ever experienced. Your opportunities to create World Peace and tranquility lie before you. All Americans will support your efforts to create and support peace and prosperity which benefits the entire world. May God bless you as our President and this American Democracy. Yours truly, Hilbert Morales, M.P.H., M.Sc..- Publisher Emeritus, El Observador

LOS CALORES DE MAYO Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Dos sucesos aparentemente inconexos ocurridos alrededor de los primeros 100 días del nuevo gobierno, arrojan luz sobre lo que aguarda en el horizonte político del país para los próximos cuatro años: las negociaciones del presupuesto suplementario del año fiscal 2017 y las movilizaciones del Primero de Mayo. Conscientes de las divisiones ideológicas al interior del Partido Republicano, los demócratas capitalizaron su posición como minoría, tanto en la Cámara de Representantes como en el Senado, para prácticamente imponer su voluntad de negarle al presidente los fondos para el muro fronterizo y para la llamada fuerza de deportación.  

Aunque la iniciativa de gasto incluye 1,500 millones de dólares en seguridad fronteriza, afuera quedaron los recursos para esas dos de las más importantes promesas electorales del presidente, aunque la Casa Blanca mantiene la meta de buscar los fondos en el presupuesto regular del año fiscal 2018 que inicia el primero de octubre. Los demócratas lograron además minimizar los recortes a la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA), obtuvieron recursos para apoyar el programa de Medicaid en Puerto Rico y lograron la extensión de la cobertura médica para los trabajadores mineros, entre otros.   El precedente es relevante porque la misma fórmula usada por los demócratas en las negociaciones presupuestales, podría repetirse en las próximas etapas

de otra dos de las promesas del presidente, el desmantelamiento de Obamacare y la reforma fiscal. A rio revuelto, ganancia de pescadores, dice el dicho. El segundo dato significativo fueron las movilizaciones del Primero de Mayo, las cuales mostraron una singular alianza no sólo entre trabajadores y migrantes, sino una confluencia multirracial en demanda de mejores condiciones de vida, un trato justo y fin a la persecución de familias migrantes trabajadoras que no han cometido crímenes.   Desde Los Ángeles a Nueva York, pasando por ciudades como Houston, Chicago, Richmond y el Distrito de Columbia, miles de personas pidieron apasionadamente al Congreso y a la Casa Blanca buscar una reforma migratoria integral que reconozca las contribuciones de los

migrantes y les permita una vida libre del temor a la deportación. Fue particularmente notable ser testigo, en el corazón de la plaza de la Libertad en Washington, de los llamados de un grupo de jóvenes afroamericanos a la alcaldesa Muriel Bowser, para declarar a la capital del país con un santuario para inmigrantes. La comunidad afro americana y la latina no siempre han estado hombro con hombro en sus respectivas luchas. Al final de la jornada del primero de mayo, el liderazgo demócrata de la Cámara de Representantes y del Senado se solidarizaron con los trabajadores y migrantes. No hubo celebraciones de victoria, pero sí un reconocimiento de que existe una hoja de ruta clara para el curso de acción en los próximos años.

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LATINO ART NOW! ART AUCTION Saturday, May 13, 2017 Doors open, 6pm / Live Auction, 7pm MACLA 510 South 1st Street, San Jose CA 95113 Info: maclaarte.org/programs/ visual-arts/

¡VAMOS A GOZAR! SMALL BUSINESS SUMMIT Friday May 5, 2017 / 8am City Hall Rotunda 200 E Santa Clara St San Jose, CA www.eventbrite.com

SOUTH FIRST Friday May 5, 2017 / 7pm SoFA District and beyond Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA Free

SYMPHONY SILICON VALLEY PRESENTS BACH & MAHLER Saturday May 6, 2017 / 8pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA $45 - $90

LEGACY OF THE CHINESE OPERAS – 2ND INTERNATIONAL AIMUSIC FESTIVAL Friday May 5, 2017 / 12pm San Jose Stage Company 490 S 1st St San Jose, CA Call (408).286.2600 x23 for tickets

ROCK HORROR PICTURE SHOW WITH LIVE CAST BARELY LEGAL Saturday May 6, 2017 / 12am Camera 3 288 S 2nd St San Jose, CA www.cameracinemas.com

MADE IN 1977: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF TEXTILES Sunday May 7, 2017 / 11am San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles 520 S 1st St San Jose, CA Free

CMT SAN JOSE PRESENTS “ONCE ON THIS ISLAND” Friday May 5, 2017 / 7pm San Jose State University Concert Hall 1 Washington Sq San Jose, CA www.cmtsj.org

HOLA 5K RUN Saturday May 6, 2017 / 8am Children’s Discovery Meadow 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA Prices Vary

LATINO ART NOW! AUCTION & EXHIBITION Wednesday Apr 5 – Sat May 13, 2017 / 7pm MACLA 510 S 1st St San Jose, CA $75 - $85

DISNEY BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. Friday May 5, 2017 / 7pm Historic Hoover Theatre 1635 Park Ave San Jose, CA www.playfulpeople.net

AIMUSIC SCHOOL PRESENTS FIREBIRD YOUTH CHINESE ORCHESTRA Saturday May 6, 2017 / 2:30pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA www.sanjosetheater.org

ART OF AGING SILENT AUCTION Thursday May 25, 2017 / 3pm Sourcewise 2115 The Alameda San Jose, CA Free

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EDUCATION

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THE SERVICE OF EDUCATION

Sacred Heart Nativity Middle School Strives to Help Local Children Excel be prepared for the future, she knows how successful she can be and that comes from Sacred Heart Nativity,” Aguirre said. Even though Diaz is happy to soon start a new cycle attending her dream school Notre Dame, she’s also sad to leave her classmates and teachers whom she considers her family. “Being in the school feels like everybody is related and we have retreats and with every retreat we get closer and closer and I feel like it’s hard to know that soon we will

go on our separate ways,” Diaz said. Sacred Heart Nativity’s graduates have a higher completion rate than other schools. The high school completion rate is closer to 100 percent of the students that graduate on time from high school, about 70 percent of the students are graduating from college within four years, according to Arriola. “Our students are absolutely succeeding in terms of graduating from high school on time with much higher grades and completing college at much higher rates.”

Eylenne Diaz, and 8th grader at Sacred Heart Nativity, will attend Notre Dame High School after graduation. Photo Credit: Estephany Haro

facebook.com/eonewssj twitter.com/eonews instagram.com/eonews Estephany Haro El Observador Sacred Heart Nativity Middle School held a ceremony this past Thursday April 27th to celebrate Father Mateo Sheedy’s legacy in education. Parents, students and community members were all welcomed to this celebration where the students had the opportunity to give a tour of their school as well as to share their testimonies. Father Sheedy was a long time pastor and founder of Sacred Heart Nativity Middle School and education advocate for low income students. Currently, there are 117 students enrolled in grades 6th to 8th and there are over 400 alumni that the school continues to work with, according to Sonya Arriola, president of Sacred Heart Nativity School. “He [Father Sheedy] envisioned a school that would serve this community and would put low-income first generation college bound youth towards college completion,” Arriola said. Therefore, “Father Mateo was instrumental in funding many organizations here in San Jose, like Downtown college prep and Rocket Ship Schools.” Eylenne Diaz, and 8th grader at Sacred Heart Nativity School is an example of Father Sheedy’s purpose. Diaz is the first one in her family to attend Sacred Heart and she was able to fulfill one of her many goals as a student, being accepted to her dream school, Notre Dame High School. “It prepared me educationally very well, all the teachers are really accessible, you

could reach them and we also have the homework club where teachers are still here after school and they can help us out,” Diaz said. However, the students are not the only ones that are very involved in their school activities, parents are a big part of their children’s education. “I learned that the school really involves parents in the education of our children, they give us the tools, they have many workshops,” said Jessica Aguirre, president of the Parents Volunteer program at Sacred Heart. Aguirre is a proud mother three children. Her oldest daughter attended Sacred Heart Nativity and was admitted into Presentation High School and she’s currently attending college. Her younger sons are both Sacred Heart students and are also aiming to attend college after high school. Aguirre first heard of Sacred Heart through her friends. “Many of my friends talk about it and I wanted to see for myself if it was what I was looking for, they talked about the values that they have in the school, also the academics that many of us are looking for that our children can be very successful in high school,” Aguirre said. However, Aguirre said that she believes her daughter would have still gone to college if she was a public high school student but it wouldn’t have been the same for her. “I believe she would be attending college too, but not in the way she's doing, she’s very strong academically but she also knows what her values are, she knows she has to

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TIPS FOR ESTABLISHING YOUR BUSINESS IN A SATURATED MARKET

Consejos para establecer su negocio en un mercado saturado Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

La Semana Nacional de la Pequeña Empresa es del 30 de abril al 6 de mayo. ¿Le ha inspirado a convertir su pasión en un negocio? Tal vez usted tiene una gran idea y está listo para iniciar su propio negocio, pero está preocupado porque el mercado está saturado.

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Has National Small Business Week (April 30 – May 6) inspired you to take the plunge and turn your passion into a business? Maybe you have a great idea and are ready to start your own business, but you’re worried because the market is saturated. Although you’ll have a lot of competition, you know that there’s something different about your idea that could make your business a success. But how do you first establish yourself in the market and break in to your niche? It can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. In fact, a saturated market could be looked at as a positive because it indicates that the market is active and there’s a lot of demand and opportunity. Keep these BBB tips in mind when establishing a new business in a competitive market: •Differentiate yourself. - Focus on what makes you different from your competitors. Solve a problem that others aren’t and advertise it. What sets you apart? There may be an underserved audience you could focus on or a new submarket you could establish. - You can also differentiate yourself through your price point. Cater either to those who want the lowest price or to those who are looking for an expensive, highend service or product. •Demonstrate your value. - After choosing your business model, determine how to do it better than your competition and provide more value to your customers than other businesses. Make sure your customer service is topnotch. When someone reaches out to you with a question or comment, be prompt and thorough in your response. Offer

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options and be flexible to different needs your customers may have. - A great way to demonstrate your value is through BBB Accreditation. BBB Accredited Businesses have found that consumers view them as more trustworthy and credible due to their accreditation, and it helps their business be better. You can learn more at bbb.org.

Aunque su nuevo negocio tendrá mucha competencia, usted sabe que su idea tiene algo diferente que hará que su negocio sea un éxito. Pero, ¿cómo se establece en el mercado y entra en su nicho? Puede ser difícil, pero no es imposible. De hecho, un mercado saturado es algo bueno porque indica que el mercado está activo y hay mucha demanda y oportunidad. Mantenga estos consejos de BBB en mente al establecer un nuevo negocio en un mercado competitivo: •Diferénciese.

•Keep an eye on trends and be adaptive.

- Enfoque en lo que hace su negocio diferente de sus competidores. Resuelva un problema y anúncielo. ¿Qué se diferencia? ¿Hay una audiencia mal atendida en la que puede concentrarse, o un nuevo submercado que puede establecer?

- New businesses have an edge because they can recognize gaps and capitalize on recent changes in the market. There’s always a new trend, especially in today’s rapidly-changing world.

- También puede diferenciarse a través de su punto de precio. Abastezca a aquellos que quieren el precio más bajo o a aquellas que buscan un servicio o producto costoso de alta calidad.

- Keep your finger on the pulse of your niche and act quickly on new trends in the industry. Demonstrating that you stay on the cutting edge will bring customers to you, while fading in to obsolescence will do the opposite.

•Demuestre su valor.

•Spread the word. - As a new business, you’ll need people to vouch for you. Create a small group of trusted experts who will spread the word about your product or service. It's best if these supporters are social media influencers and have large followings. Customers are more likely to trust others than the business itself.

- Después de elegir su modelo de negocio, determine cómo puede hacerlo mejor que su competencia y proporcionar más valor a sus clientes. Asegúrese de que su servicio al cliente es increíble. Cuando alguien se comunica con usted con una pregunta o comentario, sea puntual y completo en su

respuesta. Ofrezca opciones y sea flexible a las diferentes necesidades de sus clientes. - Una gran manera de demostrar su valor es a través de Acreditación por BBB. Las empresas Acreditadas por BBB han encontrado que los consumidores las ven como más confiables y creíbles debido a su acreditación, y ayuda su negocio a ser mejor. Puede obtener más información en bbb.org. • Manténgase al día sobre las modas, y sea adaptativo. - Nuevos negocios tienen una ventaja porque pueden reconocer disparidades y capitalizar en cambios recientes en el mercado. Siempre hay una nueva moda, especialmente en el mundo de hoy que cambia rápidamente. - Entienda su nicho y actué rápidamente sobre las nueva modas en la industria. Demostrar que usted se mantiene actualizado atraerá a los clientes, mientras que la obsolescencia hará lo contrario. •Corra la voz. - Como un nuevo negocio, necesita gente que va a apoyar a usted. Cree un pequeño grupo de expertos de confianza que van a correr la voz acerca de su producto o servicio. Es mejor si ellos son influenciadores en medios sociales y tienen muchos seguidores. Los clientes son más propensos a confiar en otros.

- Asegúrese de tener una presencia robusta en línea y especialmente en las redes sociales — ¡la gente necesita poder encontrarte! Concéntrese en las plataformas que son más ventajosas para su negocio. Publique frecuentemente acerca de actualizaciones de su negocio y de información sobre su industria - cosas que sus clientes quieren saber. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 8442000, o en goldengate.bbb.org

- Make sure you have a robust presence online and especially on social media – you want people to be able to find you! Focus on the platforms that make the most sense for your business rather than spreading yourself thin. Post frequently about both company updates and industry insights – things that your customers want to know. You can reach your BBB at info@ bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org

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CÓMO PRESENTAR UNA QUEJA EN CONTRA DE SU SEGURO DE SALUD O DE MEDICAMENTOS DE MEDICARE Greg Dill Después de haber ejercido en el área farmacéutica durante muchos años, a menudo platico con la gente acerca de sus medicamentos recetados de Medicare, o los planes de la Parte D de Medicare. Las personas con la Parte D por lo general comparten conmigo acerca de su farmacia o farmacéutico favorito, o cómo su plan ofrece medicamentos a precios económicos. A veces reportan problemas con un plan de la Parte D, que van desde el costo de los medicamentos hasta la dificultad de obtener un medicamento específico que su médico les recetó. El primer paso para corregir los problemas es siempre ponerse en contacto con su plan de medicamentos (la información de contacto se encuentra en la parte posterior de su tarjeta de medicamentos). Una llamada al plan normalmente resolverá su problema. Si eso no funciona, puede presentar una queja. Puede hacerlo llamando al 1-800-MEDICARE o en línea en español en www.Medicare.gov. Las quejas pueden ser contra los planes de medicamentos de la Parte D, así como los planes de salud de la Parte C, también conocidos como planes de Medicare Advantage. El Formulario de Quejas de Medicare en línea es fácil de usar. Medicare toma la información que envía y la dirige a su plan. Luego seguimos y monitoreamos qué tan bien el plan resuelve su queja. Para encontrar el formulario de queja, vaya a www.Medicare.gov y localice el cuadro azul cerca de la parte superior de la página que dice "Reclamaciones y Apelaciones". Coloque el cursor sobre ese cuadro hasta que aparezca un menú desplegable y haga clic en "Presentar una queja”. Cuando aparezca la siguiente página, haga clic en" Su plan de salud o de medicamentos." También puede presentar una queja llamando o escribiendo a su plan. Su queja podría implicar un problema con el servicio al cliente, la dificultad de obtener acceso a un especialista, el hecho de que le administraron un medicamento equivocado, o que le dieron medicamentos que interactúan de manera negativa. Si presenta una queja sobre su plan de medicamentos de la Parte D, se aplican ciertos requisitos:

•    Debe presentar su queja en un plazo de 60 días a partir de la fecha del suceso que dio lugar a la queja. •    Usted debe ser notificado de la decisión generalmente no más tarde de 30 días después de que el plan recibe la queja. •     Si su queja se relaciona con la negativa de un plan de hacer una determinación o redeterminación de cobertura rápida y usted no ha comprado o recibido el medicamento, el plan debe darle una decisión a más tardar 24 horas después de recibir la queja. Además, puede presentar una queja si tiene alguna preocupación sobre la calidad de la atención u otros servicios que recibe de un proveedor de Medicare. Esto incluye a médicos, hospitales u otros proveedores médicos; su tratamiento de diálisis o trasplante de riñón; o un proveedor certificado de Medicare de equipos médicos duraderos tales como sillas de ruedas, andadores y equipo de oxígeno. La forma en que presenta una queja depende de lo que se trate su queja. Para obtener más información, visite https://es.medicare. gov/claims-and-appeals/file-a-complaint/ complaint.html.

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BEING A CAREGIVER, DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO DO IT ALONE Family members turned caregivers undoubtedly face a host of new responsibilities when it comes time to assist an aging, sick or disabled loved one. Bay Area resident, Mauricio Rivera, takes care of his mother, Daisy Somoza, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011. Since that time, her mental capacity continued to decrease, so Mauricio and his husband moved her into their San Francisco home. With Daisy’s around-the-clock care needs presenting Mauricio – who also works full-time – with a multitude of new challenges, assistance via On Lok Lifeways has been a lifesaver. Every weekday morning, an On Lok driver picks up and transports Daisy to the 30th Street PACE Center, one of the Bay Area’s seven On Lok Lifeways PACE Centers. At the Center, Daisy has access to everything from physician-driven medical care and health specialists to healthy, cooked meals and myriad personal care opportunities. When Daisy is not at 30th Street PACE Center, an On Lok Lifeways specialist visits their home to deliver prepared meals and help with such daily activities

as dressing, bathing, toileting, etc. As a result, Mauricio has developed a special relationship with the On Lok Lifeways home care team and even considers them family. Like most caregivers, Mauricio never anticipated he’d be in his current situation. The good news is that taking on this role doesn’t require someone to be a nursing expert or a superhero in order to be a good caregiver. With the right help and support, one can be an effective and loving caregiver without having to sacrifice their own life in the process. On Saturday, May 6. The 7th Annual Caregivers Count conference is taking place at the Campbell Community Center. This conference is tailored specifically for family or informal caregivers who are caring for older adults. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from informative speakers as well as visit resource tables to learn about supportive services in Santa Clara County. To learn more, please visit: https://www.eventbrite. com/e/7th-annua l-c areg ivers-countconference-tickets-29033113825.

Como beneficiario de Medicare, también tiene ciertos derechos de apelación. ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre una queja y una apelación? Una queja es generalmente sobre la calidad de la atención que recibió o está recibiendo. Por ejemplo, puede presentar una queja si tiene algún problema para comunicarse con su plan o si no está satisfecho con la forma en que lo trató una persona del personal del plan. Sin embargo, si tiene un problema con la negativa de un plan a pagar por un servicio, suministro o prescripción, debe presentar una apelación. Para obtener más información sobre las apelaciones, eche un vistazo a su manual de "Medicare y usted", enviado cada otoño a cada hogar de Medicare en el país. O visite: https://es.medicare.gov/claimsand-appeals/file-an-appeal/appeals.html. Greg Dill es el administrador regional de Medicare para Arizona, California, Hawái, Nevada y los Territorios del Pacífico. Siempre puede obtener respuestas a sus preguntas de Medicare llamando al 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

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VIBRAS

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MUJER PEQUEÑITA, TALENTO GIGANTE LITTLE WOMAN, GIANT TALENT Mario Jiménez Castillo Translation by Martha Graniello El Observador Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Briana Renée, one of the stars of the popular reality show “Little Woman LA”, that airs Tuesday nights on Lifetime cable channel. This reality show, which is in its sixth season, has become very popular, not only in the United States, but also in other countries, Latin America for example. A show filled with drama, conflicts and reconciliation. But most importantly, it creates awareness of the great discrimination that people of short stature sometimes endure. Situations that shouldn't exist in the community of short/ small people, which are called “little people” in English, and “personas pequeñitas” in Spanish. Discriminatory words and offensive names should be avoided and eliminated from our vocabulary.

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En fechas recientes, tuve la grata oportunidad de charlar con Briana Renée, una de las estrellas del popular reality show “Little Woman LA”, que se transmite a través del canal Lifetime, los días martes por la noche. Este reality show que ya va en su sexta temporada se ha vuelto cada vez más popular, no sólo en Estados Unidos, sino también en otros países como en Latinoamérica por ejemplo. Un show lleno de drama, conflictos y reconciliaciones. Pero lo más importante, es que nos está creando conciencia de la tremenda discriminación que a veces sufren las personas de baja estatura. Situación que no debería de existir, a esta comunidad de personas bajitas, se les debe llamar en inglés “little people” y en español “personas pequeñitas”. Palabras discriminatorias y adjetivos ofensivos deben ser evitados y eliminados de nuestro vacabulario. Briana mide 3’8”, tres pies y ocho pulgadas, y según nos comentó, esto no ha sido un impedimento para lograr sus sueños, esta hermosa mujer pequeñita es todo un derroche de virtudes ¡canta, baila, modela, actúa! y para mayor sorpresa de sus fans, también habla español. Briana cuenta con miles de fans en América Latina, en Colombia, México, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Brasil, El Salvador, Costa Rica y República Dominicana, es ya toda una sensación, no solamente por los dramas del reality; se

ha robado el corazón de miles de fans, por su lucha diaria, su empeño y sus deseos de triunfar y alcanzar el éxito en su carrera. Nos comentó que está escribiendo un libro donde relatará vivencias personales y algo maravilloso, muy pronto, alrededor del mes de agosto, será lanzado “su primer video musical”, donde interpretará una canción de su propia inspiración, canción que tendrá una versión en español. “Me encantaría hacer una

Briana's height is 3’8”, three feet, eight inches, and according to her, it has not been an impediment to accomplishing her dreams This beautiful little woman is doted with so many talents, she's a singer, a dancer, a model, an actress, and to her fans surprise, she also speaks Spanish. Briana has thousands of fans in Latin America, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Brazil, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic, she is a sensation, not just because of the show's drama but she has stolen the hearts of

thousands of fans with her daily struggles, her drive and her desire to succeed and get to the top of her career. She informed us that she's writing a book where she talks about her personal life experiences, and, something really wonderful is about to happen, her first musical video will be launched sometime in August where she will be interpreting a song of her very own inspiration, a song that will also have a Spanish version. “I would love to do a tour in Latin America. I know about the love of my fans, I could feel it when we visited Mexico, where we filmed a couple of episodes from a previous season of the show, Briana told us”. Briana is the mother of two beautiful children, Leiana and Maverick, her greatest wish is for discrimination to end, not only against little people but all type of discrimination, we are all human beings with talents, feelings and dreams we want to accomplish. She stated. She sends a warm hello to all the little people community and encourages them to fight for their goals like she's doing, “nothing is impossible when you fight with love, perseverance and the desire to better yourself ”. Briana Renée is a star that illuminates the hearts of many with its own bright light. To know more about Briana, look her up on social media, Little Women: L.A. Briana Renée on Facebook and @ BrianaLittleWomanLA.

gira por Latinoamérica, sé del cariño de mis fans, lo pude sentir cuando visitamos México, país donde filmamos un par de episodios en una de las temporadas anteriores del reality, comentó Briana”. Briana es madre de dos niños hermosos, Leiana y Maverick, su mayor deseo es que acabe la discriminación no solamente hacia personas bajitas, sino todo tipo de discriminación, todos somos seres humanos con virtudes, sentimientos y sueños que alcanzar. Recalcó. “Ella envía un saludo a toda la comunidad de personas bajitas, les anima a que luchen por alcanzar sus metas como ella lo está haciendo, nada es imposible cuando se lucha con amor, constancia y deseos de superación”. Briana Renée es una estrella que ilumina con su luz a muchos corazones. Para conocer más de Briana, la pueden encontrar en las redes sociales,

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MANERAS EFECTIVAS PARA EVITAR SU DEPORTACION

Cuide su familia, y combata las nuevas políticas de deportación de Trump.

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Holden Green Especial para El Observador El abogado Holden Green le puede ayudar a parar su deportación. Las leyes que tienen que ver con deportaciones en California cambiaron. Esto permite que el abogado Green lo represente en la corte local, haga peticiones legales por usted, sin necesidad de que usted este presente en la corte. El abogado Green puede encargarse de conseguir de manera rapida y efectiva una demanda de amparo en su caso. El abogado Green en su representacion puede conseguir los documentos legales de su caso, averiguar toda la informacion en el proceso juridico. Todo esto sin necesidad que usted se presente en la corte. Le consigue un amparo sin que la policia, el departamento de inmigración o el departamento de justicia se enteren de que el proceso se esta llevando acabo. El proceso se puede iniciar simplemente con darle su numero de caso, y tener una junta breve de 30 minutos. El abogado Green puede encargarse de TODO el proceso personalmente y de forma privada. :: CODIGO PENAL 1203.43 Petición.  PROCESO 30 A 45 DIAS PARA PARAR EL PROCESO DE DEPORTACION. Las preguntas se llevan acabo en la primera entrevista. Despues del amparo, se pueden resolver otros problemas legales, incluyendo posesión de drogas. CODIGO PENAL C1437.3 Cualquier conviccion de una persona que no tiene la ciudadania. No tiene que ser

encarcelado y puede comprobar (1) Que la sentencia no tiene validez debido a que la persona recibiera un consejo legal erroneo y no saber las consecuencias de una apelacion. (2) La existecia de evidencias de la inocencia del acusado. Esto permite que la corte pueda invalidar la conviccion , anular acusaciones, el proceso de deportación deja de existir.      ::  CODIGO PENAL 236.14 Bajo de este codigo se puede conseguir un amparo de eliminación de antecedents penales. (SB 823 1/1/17). Cuando la persona ha sido acusada de cometer un delito no violento. Al demostrar que la persona acusada cometió el delito pero fue victima de trafico humano. Para las personas ciudadanas, interesadas en limpiar su record criminal permitiendole conseguir; vivienda, un mejor trabajo, licencia de conducir. El delito del que se le acusa puede rebajar de delito a ofensa menor. Permite a la persona obtener una licencia y solicitar al departamento de seguridad nacional documentos de inmigracion como el permiso de trabajo (green card). Tambien le permite viajar sin ser interogado en el aeropuerto. Codigo Penal de Eliminación de condiciones de rehabilitación Le permite a la corte hacer a un lado una conviccion de culpable al demostrar que las condiciones impuestas por el juez han sido completadas por el acusado. Para información en español 408-439-1650.

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CALIFORNIA SENATE LEADER INTRODUCES VOLUNTEERS DONATE 85,000 HOURS TO SUPPORT LIBRARY PROGRAMS 100 PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY MEASURE San José Public Library Celebrates its Volunteer during National Volunteer Week

San José, Calif., – The San José Public Library (SJPL) celebrates its volunteers’ diverse talents and expertise year round, but its during National Volunteer Week, April 23 - April 29, that library staff take it up a notch to recognize and thank library volunteers for lending their time, talent, voice and support to causes they care about in their community. Volunteerism has been increasing at all 24 library locations: last year, 2,967 volunteers donated 85,000 hours to support library programs and services; that’s 300 more volunteers and 7,700 more service hours than donated in the prior year.

California Senate Leader joined by Senators, industry leaders, and workers at the UC Davis/ Sunpower solar power plant. Photo Credit: CA Senate

SACRAMENTO – California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) on Tuesday May 2nd introduced Senate Bill 100, The California Clean Energy Act of 2017, which puts the state on the path to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2045. “California’s experience over the last decade offers hard evidence that we can dramatically expand clean energy while also growing our economy and putting people to work,” Senator de León said. “This measure will ensure that California remains the world’s clean energy superpower and that we lead the nation in addressing the threat of climate change.” BILL SUMMARY SB 100, the California Clean Energy Act of 2017 does all of the following: 1. Establishes an overall state target of 100% clean energy for California by 2045 by directing the CA Public Utilities Commission, CA Energy Commission, and Air Resources Board to adopt policies and requirements to achieve total reliance on renewable energy and zero carbon resources by that date. 2.  Accelerates SB 350’s 50% mandate for clean renewable energy from 2030 to 2026 and establishes a new RPS benchmark of 60% by 2030  to ensure more clean energy in the California grid sooner. 3. Establishes new policies for energy companies to capture uncontrolled methane emissions from dairies, landfills and waste

water treatment plants and use these clean renewable fuels to replace natural gas. 4.    Authorizes investor owned utilities to invest in cleaner transportation fuels such as hydrogen or waste methane gas from dairies for heavy duty trucks to replace dirty diesel fuels, provided there are no other cleaner options such as zero emission vehicles available. BACKGROUND California has one of the cleanest economies in the world. Since we passed AB 32 in 2006, we’ve grown our economy faster than the national average while reducing carbon intensity by nearly 40% compared to 1990. We’ve also lowered energy bills, improved air quality and created thousands of new, high wage jobs in the clean energy sector. California already has the most ambitious climate targets in the world and the most aggressive renewable energy targets of any economy of its size. We lead the nation in renewable energy generation, clean tech venture capital investment, patent creation and clean car technology. In 2015, The Legislature passed SB 350, The Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act (De Leon et al), which set a 50% clean energy standard by 2030.  That bill also set new requirements for doubling energy efficiency and for wide scale transportation electrification deployment. Senate Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2016 (Pavley), requires the state to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

When asked, 96% of volunteers said they recommend SJPL as a place to volunteer. The commitment library staff have to ensure volunteers succeed has tremendous benefits for library customers. Last year alone: • 5,800 attendees improved their English language skills at the library’s ESL Conversation Clubs

• Reading to Children volunteers provided over 6,500 critical early literacy experiences • STEAM volunteers led workshops and classes where 6,900 participants gained critical 21st century skills • 3,500 attendees met their academic goals at Library Homework Clubs Every year, each library branch and unit selects a volunteer they want to acknowledge as their Volunteer of the Year. From these nominees, one volunteer is selected for system-wide recognition. As always we recognize the great contributions and efforts of all our winners. Join us in congratulating the 2017 SJPL System Volunteer of the Year — Jaximus Park, a high school student and volunteer from the Youth Services unit at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library. For information on Volunteer Week or volunteer opportunities, visit: sjpl.org/ volunteers.


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MAY DAY MARCHES BRING VOICES OUT

Thousands gather to voice their support for immigrants, workers

those dragons give off. People took to the creation, taking selfies with it for a good while before the march began. Out in full force where the various unions, handing out shirts and signs for support of both their employees in general and specifically those that are undocumented. The focus for this May Day was channeled through the signs strewn around, which read things like, “WE STAND WITH TESLA WORKERS IN GERMANY”, “BLACK WORKER JUSTICE”, “¡DERECHOS REPRODUCTIVOS SON DERECHOS HUMANOS!” (“Reproductive rights are human rights!”), and “Immigrant Women Rising”. What can be finalized from the different groups attending was that there were more than enough reasons to march on Monday. Beginning at around 3:30pm the group, led by a flatbed truck carrying drummers who kept a rhythm going, began its journey

MAY 5 - 11, 2017 from the Alum Rock down through Santa Clara Street where they would eventually end at a rally by SAP Center, 3 miles from their starting point. By 4:30pm the march was passing San Jose City Hall, with many employees and onlookers snapping photos and those on the street cheering. A group held up a paper “Alternative Wall”, peppered with many of the noteworthy phrases and quotes from the Trump administration and their supporters, such as “Bad Hombres” and “3 million illegal voters” written across it. Soon enough, people went at it with sticks to break it down. As a movement, this May Day march proved that people can use their voices, their numbers and their local community to provide a base for protesting the current agenda and mind frame of the Trump Administration, which is becoming increasingly anti-immigrant.

May Day 2017 in San Jose, CA began at the Mexican Heritage Plaza on Monday May 1st, 2017. Photo Credit: Arturo Hilario

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“May Day” for the year 2017 was unique because it brought all of the anxieties of the first 100 days of the new Trump Administration to the forefront. Immigration, economy, and employment were all key ingredients to why and how thousands across the region and world marched.

In San Jose the HQ for the march on Monday was the Mexican Heritage Plaza off Alum Rock and King Road. The pre-march activities and gathering of people began around noon as a celebration of diversity and support as people of all ages and colors gathered to sing, rap, and speak their opinions about what the march meant to them. Some took to the stage to sing protest songs, others poetic jabs at the current White House. Some not as awash in poetry and straight to the point.

Here in the Bay Area, San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose were some of the cities which showcased the largest gatherings to support May Day, or Labor Day as it is known across the world.

One group brought a menacing looking worm with the face and arms of President Trump, carrying it above them like a traditional dragon from Chinese New Years festivities, minus the respectable imagery

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Supporters at May Day 2017 cheer on drivers showing solidarity in San Jose, CA on Monday May 1st, 2017. Photo Credit: Arturo Hilario


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MARTIAL COTTLE PARK SET FOR SPRING CELEBRATION

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA – There may be no better place to experience over 150-years of agricultural history than Santa Clara County’s Martial Cottle Park. The rich history will be on display at the Martial Cottle Park Spring Celebration Saturday, May 6th from 10am to 3pm. The event will feature a peek at the past with restored vintage farm equipment and gleaming automobiles dating back to the days of the “Valley of Heart’s Delight.” The celebration will showcase the future too. Local arts, crafts and food will be on display to enjoy. There will be gardening demonstrations, workshops and tours of Jacobs Farm who has worked tirelessly to bring Martial Cottle’s rich soil back into production. Children are our future and they will learn and enjoy agriculture through hands on activities, crafts and the opportunity to

meet farm animals up close. Adults will learn too with gardening and other Spring planting demonstrations and everyone will be able enjoy a selection of fresh organic produce for sale in the park. Admission to the Martial Cottle Spring Celebration is free. Vehicle parking is 6-dollars, however public transit or biking to the event is highly encouraged. Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will be on-site providing complimentary bike valet service for all cyclists. The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department has provided recreational opportunities, beautiful parks and precious natural resources for Santa Clara County residents for more than 50 years. This golden legacy has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in the State of California.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309098 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Josefina Almoraz. Petitioner(s) Josefina Almoraz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Etalya Calvillo to Etalya Espinoza. 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 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306940 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Yana D. Gagloeva. Petitioner(s) Yana D. Gagloeva has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yana Davidovna Gaglo-

eva to Yana Gagloeva. 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 06/13/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309556 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Hua Zhong, Jie Zheng. Petitioner(s) Hua Zhong, Jie Zheng have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Myles Zhong to Myles Leyan Zhong. 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 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be

published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309608 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Bharath Kumar Addeapalli, Divyakala Vittaladevunt. Petitioner(s) Bharath Kumar Addeapalli, Divyakala Vittaladevunt have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sai Ashrith Addeapalli to Ashrith Sai AddeapalliTHE 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 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

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DERS 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 07/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017

Mohammadreza Hajmohammadebrahimketabforoosh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mohammadreza Hajmohammadebrahimketabforoosh to Mohammadreza Ketabforoosh. 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 06/13/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628657 The following person(s) is (are) doing business J and P Entertainment 5036 Gelia Way, San Jose, CA, 95118, Santa Clara County. Jorge G Villagran 5036 Gelia Way, San Jose, CA, 95118 and Juan Pablo Espinosa 2139 Dunn Ave., Richmond, CA, 94801. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/10/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jorge Villagran May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/10/2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309243 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Liem Thanh Le and Hong Anh Thi Tran. Petitioner(s) Liem Thanh Le and Hong Anh Thi Tran have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. My Ngoc Thi Tran to Jade Le b. My Tran to Jade Le c. My Ngoc Tran to Jade Le d. Ngoc Tran to Jade Le. THE COURT OR-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628658 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ledon Entertainment 5036 Gelia Way, San Jose, CA, 95118, Santa Clara County. Jorge G Villagran 5036 Gelia Way, San Jose, CA, 95118. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/10/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true

MAY 5 - 11, 2017 and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jorge Villagran May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/10/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629254 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Hills Dental 1002 S De Anza Blvd, #D San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara County. Rachana Vyas DDS Inc 1002 De Anza Blvd, #D San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/17/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rachana Vyas President May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629241 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Quick Door Change 802 Sylvan Avenue Mountain View CA 94041, Santa Clara County. Walter Harper and Haruna Harper 802 Sylvan Avenue Mountain View CA 94041. This business is conducted by a married couple, registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Walter Harper May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/26/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629445 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Dealfomo 5339 Prospect Road #149 San Jose,

CA 95129, Santa Clara County. Lilikoi Ventures LLC 5339 Prospect Road #149 San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Pauli Wang President May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/022017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629372 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ascent Landscape and Design Inc 1264 Curtiss Ave San Jose CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Ascent Landscape and Design Inc 1264 Curtiss Ave San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/13/2013 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) James M. Crowley President May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/01/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629470 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Redbwoy 3ntertainment 3288 Napa Dr. San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara County. Redbwoy 3ntertainment LLC 3288 Napa Dr. San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/04/2011 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows


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MAY 5 - 11, 2017 to be false is guilty of a crime.) Daniel Osi Perez CEO May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/03/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 629253 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Hills Dental 1002 S. De Anza Blvd #4 San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. Linda K Ridder 1002 S. De Anza Blvd #4 San Jose, CA 95129. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 09/13/2013 under file no. 582797 Linda K. Ridder May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/27/2017 Superior Court of the State of California County of Santa Clara Notice of Sale of Real Property at Private Sale 17PR180501 Estate of: Matilde Josefina Vasquez Deceased 1. Notice IS HEREBY GIVEN that, subject to confirmation by this court, on May 23, 2017 at 10:00 am, or thereafter within the time allowed by law, Bernardino Vasquez Amay, as Special Administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent, will sell at private sale to the highest net bidder on the terms and conditions stated below all right, title and interest that the estate has acquired in addition to that of the decedent at the time of the death, in real property located in Santa Clara county, California. 2. This property is a duplex commonly referred to as 1215 Flora Avenue, San Jose, CA 95117 and 1217 Flora Avenue, San Jose, CA 95117, Assessor’s parcel number 29911047, “ Property”. 3. The real property will be sold subject to current taxes, covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights, rights of way, and easements of record, with any encumbrances of record to

be satisfied from the purchase price. 4. The property is to be sold on an "AS IS" basis, except for title. 5. The personal representative has listed the Property with Lucia Montoya, with Coldwell Banker, located at 1712 Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95 125, with the telephone number (408) 723-3300. 6. The property will be sold on the following terms: Cash, or part cash and part credit, the terms of such credit to be acceptable to the undersigned and to the court, 10 percent of the amount of the bid to accompany the offer by certified check payable to "Bernardino Vasquez Amaya, Special Administrator”, and the balance to be paid on confirmation of sale by the court via cashier’s check. 7. Taxes, rents, operating and maintenance expenses, and premiums on the insurance acceptable to the purchaser, shall be prorated as of the date of confirmation of sale. Examination of title, recording of conveyance, transfer taxes, and any title insurance policy shall be at the expense of the purchaser or purchasers. 8. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. 9. Bids or offers are invited for this property and must be in writing and can be mailed to the office of-Javed I. Ellahie, Esq., Attorney for the Special Administrator at Ellahie & Farooqui, LLP, 12 S. First Street, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113 or delivered to Javed I. Elahie personally, at any time after first publication of this notice and before any sale is made. Date: April 28, 2017 Bernardino Vasquez Amaya, Special Administrator of the Estate of Matilde Josefina Vasquez, deceased Date: May 1, 2017 Javed I. Ellahie Attorney for Bernardino Vasquez Amaya, Special Administrator ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309144 Superior Court of California, County of Santa

Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Angelica Huato. Petitioner(s) Angelica Huato has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jennifer Vanessa Huato -Carrillo to Jennifer Vanessa Carrillo - Huato b. Alonson Carrillo to Alonso Carrillo - Huato. 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 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308877 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Sarwat Sultana. Petitioner(s) Sarwat Sultana has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sarwat Sultana to Sarwat Laique. 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 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon

Judge of the Superior Court April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629048 The following person(s) is (are) doing business White Sand Painters 1520 N. 4th St. #4 San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Miguel Herrera 1520 N. 4th St. #4 San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/20/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Miguel Herrera April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629227 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zenith Precision Manufacturing 1118 Wrigley Way Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara County. Claudia V Ancheta 70 Mihalakis St. 107 Milpitas, CA 95035. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Claudia Ancheta April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/26/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628510 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Baixingjia Hunan Fusion Restaurant 1701 Lundy Ave, Ste 100 San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara County. Baiwei Corp. 1879 Lundy Ave Suite 228 San Jose,

CA 95131. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, 01/01/2017” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Junwen Tang Secretary April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/05/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627962 The following person(s) is (are) doing business SCALEARC 2901 Tasman Dr. Ste 205 Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara County. SCALEARC, Inc. 2901 Tasman Dr. Ste 205 Santa Clara, CA 95054. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, 02/09/2009” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Justin Barney President/CEO April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629060 The following person(s) is (are) doing business SYMROP 100 Whisman Rd. #514 Mountain View, CA 94043. Satoshi Kataoka 100 Whisman Rd. #514 Mountain View, CA 94043. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, 01/01/2017” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Satoshi Kataoka April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628765 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Liang’s Village 2. Liang’s Village Cupertino 19772 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County. Liang’s Village Cupertino. Inc. 19772 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ivan Liang CEO April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/13/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 629155 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name 1. Affordable Vacations International 2. AVI 530 Lawrence Express Way #513, Santa Clara, CA 95814, Santa Clara Co. The Forseti Group LLC 530 Lawrence Express Way #513, Santa Clara, CA 95814. This business was conducted by a Corporation and was filed in Santa Clara County on 02/13/2014 under file no. 588269 Norman Brown Managing Partner April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/25/2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Matilde Josefina Vaquez No.17PR180501 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Bernardino Vasquez Amaya in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS that Bernardino Vasquez Amaya be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Matilde Josefina Vaquez aka Matilde J. Vasquez. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/1/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or

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account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Ellahie & Farooqui, LLP 12 S. First Street Suite 600 San Jose, CA 95113 408-579-1280 April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627718 The following person(s) is (are) doing business THINGCAN 400 Calle Cerro Morgan Hill, CA 950375, Santa Clara County. Yatin Vikram Mhatre 400 Calle Cerro Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Yatin Vikram Mhatre March 24, 31; April 07, 14, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/17/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308533 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Hyeongjoo Moon. Petitioner(s) Hyeongjoo Moon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hyeongjoo Moon to Andrew Hyeongjoo Moon. 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 07/11/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation,


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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 ORDER TO SHOW Santa Clara. CAUSE FOR CHANGE March 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon OF NAME Judge of the Superior NO. 17CV308411 Superior Court of Cali- Court fornia, County of Santa April 21, 28; May 5, 12, Clara-In the matter of 2017 the Petition of: Jun Yup ORDER TO SHOW Lee. Petitioner(s) Jun Yup Lee has filed a CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME petition for Change of NO. 17CV308250 Name with the clerk of this court for a decree Superior Court of Calichanging names as fol- fornia, County of Santa lows: a. Jun Yup Lee to Clara-In the matter of Joon Lee. THE COURT the Petition of: ChrisORDERS that all per- tina Albertine Mwaka. sons interested in this Petitioner(s) Christina matter appear before Albertine Mwaka has this court at the hearing filed a petition for indicated below to show Change of Name with cause, if any, why the the clerk of this court petition for change of for a decree changing name should not be names as follows: a. Albertine granted on 06/27/2017 Christina at 8:45 am, Probate Mwaka to Khristina Dept., located at 191 N. Miller b. Andrea Maria First Street, San Jose, Mwaka to Andrea Isabel CA 95113. A copy of the Miller. THE COURT OROrder to Show cause DERS that all persons shall be published at interested in this matter least once a week for appear before this court four successive weeks at the hearing indicated prior to the date set for below to show cause, if hearing on the petition any, why the petition for in El Observador, a change of name should newspaper of general not be granted on circulation, printed in the 06/20/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located county of Santa Clara. at 191 N. First Street, April 11, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon San Jose, CA 95113. Judge of the Superior A copy of the Order to Court Show cause shall be April 21, 28; May 5, 12, published at least once 2017 a week for four successive weeks prior to the ORDER TO SHOW date set for hearing on CAUSE FOR CHANGE the petition in El ObOF NAME servador, a newspaper NO. 17CV307594 of general circulation, Superior Court of Cali- printed in the county of fornia, County of Santa Santa Clara. Clara-In the matter of April 6, 2017 the Petition of: Garado Rise Jones Pichon Abdulahi Mohamed. Judge of the Superior Petitioner(s) Garado Court Abdulahi Mohamed has April 21, 28; May 5, 12, filed a petition for 2017 Change of Name with ORDER TO SHOW the clerk of this court for a decree changing CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME names as follows: a. GaNO. 17CV308600 rado Abdulahi Mohamed Court of to Layla A Mussa. THE Superior COURT ORDERS that California, County of all persons interested Santa Clara-In the in this matter appear matter of the Petition before this court at the of: Ma Del Carmen hearing indicated below Torres and Leopoldo to show cause, if any, Vazquez. Petitioner(s) why the petition for Ma Del Carmen Torres change of name should and Leopoldo Vazquez not be granted on have filed a petition for 06/06/2017 at 8:45 am, Change of Name with Probate Dept., located the clerk of this court at 191 N. First Street, for a decree changing San Jose, CA 95113. names as follows: a. A copy of the Order to Emanuel Chiprez-Torres

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com to Emanuel VazquezTorres b. Eric Jonathan Chipres-Torres to Eric Jonathan VazquezTorres c. Joel ChipresTorres to Joel VazquezTorres d. Christian Chipres-Torres to Christian Vazquez-Torres e. Leopoldo Chipres to Leopoldo Vazquez Cardenas. 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 07/11/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 625121 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Bay A Cleaning Services 8339 Church St, Suite 212, Gilroy, CA, 95020, Santa Clara County. Phong Huu Nguyen and Thelma Nguyen 2390 Lucretia Ave #1705, San Jose, CA, 95122. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/09/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Phong Huu Nguyen February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/09/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628634 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Blink Creative 2175 De La Cruz Blvd #D, Santa Clara, CA, 95050,

Santa Clara County. Bill Lonero 4878 Mintwood Ct, San Jose, CA, 95129. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/01/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Bill Lonero April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/10/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628773 The following person(s) is (are) doing business National Commercial Property Management 14960 Larga Vista Drive, Los Gatos, CA, 95032, Santa Clara County. National CPM LLC 15559 Union Av. #529, Los Gatos, CA, 95032. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Paul Prouty President April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627844 The following person(s) is (are) doing business McGaughey Enterprises 3370 Saint Michael Drive, Palo Alto, CA, 94306, Santa Clara County. McGaughey Enterprises, INC. 3370 Saint Michael Drive, Palo Alto, CA, 94306. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as

true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Patrick McGaughey President April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/21/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628762 The following person(s) is (are) doing business First SI 262 Los Palmos Way, San Jose, CA, 95119, Santa Clara County. Jai Yeol Lee 262 Los Palmos Way, San Jose, CA, 95120. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jai Yeol Lee April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628305 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Fitbody Fitmind 3485 Monroe St Santa Clara CA 95051, Santa Clara County. Karley Michelle Snell 3485 Monroe St Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Karley Michelle Snell April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/30/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628170 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Hardy’s Excavating 1285 Piazza Lane Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara County. Timothy

Hardy and Vanessa Hardy 1285 Piazza Lane Gilroy, CA 9502. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/20/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Vanessa Hardy April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628323 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Must Be Thai 3143 Stevens Creek Blvd San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Kampanard Inc 137 N. Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos, CA 95030. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Thalia Swangchaeng President April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/30/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628685 The following person(s) is (are) doing business R Flores Construction and Renovation 6069 Foothill Glen Ct San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara County. Rodolfo D Flores 6069 Foothill Glen Ct San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/27/2016 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be

MAY 5 - 11, 2017 false is guilty of a crime.) Rodolfo Flores April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/11/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628846 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Misterios Jumpers 1244 Mastic St #1 San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County. Salome Ericelda Perez 1244 Mastic St #1 San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/14/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Salome Ericelda Perez Lopez April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/17/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628966 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Sarv Silk & Beyond 4948 Arundel Ct San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara County. Ranjana Pandey 4948 Arundel Ct San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ranjana Pande April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/17/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628353 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Acquisitions Consortium 2. Device Acquisitions 3. Life Science Acquisitions 1206 N. Capitol Ave, Suite 202 San

Jose, CA 95132, Santa Clara County. Allevex Inc 1206 N. Capitol Ave Suite 202 San Jose, CA 95132. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Brandon Ho Secretary April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/03/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 628632 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Flores Service C. 1247 Tallahassee Dr San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Rodolfo D. Flores and Ma Haydee Canderos A 1247 Tallahassee Dr. San Jose, CA 95122. This business was conducted by a married couple and was filed in Santa Clara County on 09/22/2004 under file no. 451008 Maria Haydee Landeros April 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/10/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308315 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Lidziya Lawless. Petitioner(s) Lidziya Lawless has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lidziya Lawless to Deborah Lawless. 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 06/27/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause


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MAY 5 - 11, 2017 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 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV307957 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Sandeep Pai and Sweta Nayak. Petitioner(s) Sandeep Pai and Sweta Nayak have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Krishna Sandeep Pai to Akarsh Sandeep Pai. 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 06/13/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308246 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Daehyoung Ko and Jieun Lee. Petitioner(s) Daehyoung Ko and Jieun Lee have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. gyeong-hyeon Ko to Daniel Ko b. seohyeon Ko to Esther Ko c. chang-hyeon Ko to Joshua Ko.THE COURT ORDERS that all per-

a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chuying Liu to Laura Chuying Liu. 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 06/27/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of ORDER TO SHOW Santa Clara. CAUSE FOR CHANGE April 07, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon OF NAME Judge of the Superior NO. 17CV308404 Superior Court of Cali- Court fornia, County of Santa April 14, 21, 28; May 5, Clara-In the matter of 2017 the Petition of: Taylor ORDER TO SHOW Leitch. Petitioner(s) Taylor Leitch has filed CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME a petition for Change of NO. 17CV308320 Name with the clerk of this court for a decree Superior Court of Calichanging names as fol- fornia, County of Santa lows: a. Damien Patrick Clara-In the matter of Padilla to Damien Pat- the Petition of: Mun Kyu rick Leitch. THE COURT Park, Soyoung Shin. ORDERS that all per- Petitioner(s) Mun Kyu sons interested in this Park, Soyoung Shin matter appear before have filed a petition for this court at the hearing Change of Name with indicated below to show the clerk of this court cause, if any, why the for a decree changing petition for change of names as follows: a. name should not be Gaeun Park to Irene granted on 06/27/2017 Gaeun Park. THE at 8:45 am, Probate COURT ORDERS that Dept., located at 191 N. all persons interested First Street, San Jose, in this matter appear CA 95113. A copy of the before this court at the Order to Show cause hearing indicated below shall be published at to show cause, if any, least once a week for why the petition for four successive weeks change of name should prior to the date set for not be granted on hearing on the petition 06/27/2017 at 8:45 am, in El Observador, a Probate Dept., located newspaper of general at 191 N. First Street, circulation, printed in the San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to county of Santa Clara. Show cause shall be April 11, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon published at least once Judge of the Superior a week for four succesCourt sive weeks prior to the April 14, 21, 28; May 5, date set for hearing on 2017 the petition in El Observador, a newspaper ORDER TO SHOW of general circulation, CAUSE FOR CHANGE printed in the county of OF NAME Santa Clara. NO. 17CV308333 April 07, 2017 Superior Court of Rise Jones Pichon California, County of Judge of the Superior Santa Clara-In the Court matter of the Petition of: April 14, 21, 28; May 5, Yijun Liu, Luozheng Liu. 2017 Petitioner(s) Yijun Liu, ORDER TO SHOW Luozheng Liu have filed sons 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 06/20/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 6, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017

CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308407 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Hannah Omar. Petitioner(s) Hannah Omar has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hannah Omar to Nijoud Bataineh. 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 06/27/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 11, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308291 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Jennifer Camones. Petitioner(s) Jennifer Camones has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dianella Allison Aguilar Camones to Dianella Allison Camones. 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 06/27/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of

Santa Clara. April 6, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627233 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Hope Dental Lab 1351 Jacklin Rd, Milpitas, CA, 95035, Santa Clara County. Taiyeb Rafiei 1056 S. Winchester Blvd. Apt 2, San Jose, CA, 95128. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/06/2016 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Taiyeb Rafiei April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/06/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627604 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Run.Spar.Fit 496 Hassinger Rd, San Jose, CA, 95111, Santa Clara County. Steven Osuna 769 Dorrie San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/15/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Steven Osuna April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/15/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628606 The following person(s) is (are) doing business R & R Professional Staffing 10131 Kenilworth Way San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Robert Bogart and Paul R Rodriguez

10131 Kenilworth Way San Jose, Ca 95127. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/01/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Paul R Roeriguez April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/072017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628430 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Gilroy Hyundai 6700 Auto Mall Parkway Gilroy CA 95020, Santa Clara County. Gilroy Hyundai Inc. 6700 Auto Mall Parkway Gilroy CA 95020. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/04/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Majid Salim President April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/04/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628521 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Bueno Construction 369 N Sunnyvale Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. Miguel Bueno 369 N Sunnyvale Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94085. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Miguel Bueno

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/05/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627622 The following person(s) is (are) doing business H& RB 3699 Cabernet Vineyard Cir San Jose Ca 95117, Santa Clara County. Hanna Oraha Hanna 3699 Cabernet Vineyrad Cir San Jose, CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Hanna Oraha Hanna April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/16/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628520 The following person(s) is (are) doing business AC-1 Quality Construction 878 San Aleso Ave #2 Sunnyvale CA 94085, Santa Clara County. Antonio Calvario 878 San Aleso Ave #2 Sunnyvale CA 94085. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Antonio Calvario April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/05/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627898 The following person(s) is (are) doing business J P Chavez Roof Services 1363 Suffolk Dr. San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Javier Palacios Chavez 1363 Suffolk Dr. San Jose, CA 95127. This business

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is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Javier Palacios Chavez April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628710 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Maigo 2. Heddle and Hook 1192 Maria Privada Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. Christine Tsai 1139 Maria Privada Mountain View CA 94040. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Christine Tsai April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/112017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 628474 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name R & R Professional Staffing 1984 The Alameda #2 San Jose, CA 951236, Santa Clara Co. Rebecca Trigos 1346 The Alemeda St 7-198 San Jose, CA 951265006. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 11/21/2016 under file no. 623697 Rebecca Trigos Owner April 14, 21, 28; May 5, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/05/2017


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CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Today is the National Day of Prayer, and LGBTQ groups are bracing for an executive order President Trump is expected to sign today that would lift some Obama-era protections for people in the LGBTQ community in the name of "religious freedom.” A previous version of the order, leaked a few months ago, contained exemptions from anti-discrimination laws for individuals and organizations that claim religious or moral opposition to things like transgender identity, same-sex marriage and premarital sex. Mark Snyder, director of communications with the Equality Federation, said the order is very broad and could lead to unintended consequences. "It's wide ranging,” Snyder said. "The religious exemption would protect and support discrimination in hiring, providing public services, in health care and beyond." The leaked version of the order said,

MAY 5 - 11, 2017 "Americans and their religious organizations will not be coerced by the federal government into participating in activities that violate their conscience.” Snyder said that could give a federal employee, for example, the right to refuse to process a marriage license for a same-sex couple. He said it's possible federally funded adoption agencies could refuse to place children with same-sex or unmarried couples, and homeless shelters that get federal dollars could turn away LGBTQ teens. Snyder said he worries it would give new political power to certain groups. "It also provides an unprecedented exemption from the IRS tax code,” he said, "It allows churches and nonprofits to use tax-free dollars to engage in previously impermissible political activities - endorsing candidates as long as those activities are focused on opposing LGBT people." Trump has already lifted Obama-era guidelines that encouraged schools to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.

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NEW DEPORTATION POLICIES PLACE KIDS AT RISK confusion throughout immigrant communities. For one, the memos expand categories of people classified as “priorities for removal.” For example, previous guidelines prioritized deporting individuals who had been convicted of serious crimes, whereas the new rules prioritize (among others) any immigrant who has been charged with a crime at all, even a minor crime, such as driving with a burned-out taillight. Experts in child well-being have since grown even more concerned after reports emerged that DHS is considering separating parents and children who are apprehended crossing the border.

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An estimated 5.1 million children in the United States live with at least one unauthorized immigrant parent, and nearly 80 percent of those children are U.S. citizens. Though recent changes to immigration policy and enforcement announced by the Trump administration more directly target adults, they threaten these children’s well-being.

Two new implementation memos released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in February outlined implementation of a pair of executive orders signed by President Trump in January, which called for ramping up immigration enforcement activities. (These policies are different than the proposed travel ban affecting majority-Muslim countries, which have been halted by federal courts.) The memos and their ensuing implementation have caused fear and

For children already in the country with an unauthorized parent, these orders mean they face, more immediately than before, the anticipation and possible reality of losing that parent’s presence in their lives. When parents are detained and/or deported, their children may experience emotional distress, economic instability, fears about their family stability, or even permanent family separation. These adverse childhood experiences can hinder a child’s healthy development. The combination of multiple adverse experiences over time can harm children’s physical and mental health and seriously impact their well-being as adults. Since 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has operated under

specific guidelines that provided some protections to parents or legal guardians of minor children, possibly mitigating the harm caused by some of these experiences. However, questions remain as to whether this guidance still applies. While there have been no large-scale studies on the long-term effects of parental detention and deportation on child wellbeing, we can draw parallels to the effects of parental incarceration. For young children (ages 6 to 11), having a parent who has been incarcerated is associated with having emotional difficulties, low school engagement, and behavioral and academic problems in school. Older youth (ages 12 to 17) also have a greater likelihood of problems in school. Children of all ages whose parents have been incarcerated are at increased risk of facing a larger number of other adverse childhood experiences. Again, these kinds of experiences, especially when they are cumulative, are associated with the kind of sustained or extreme stress that can lead to dysfunction, disease, and early mortality. Children with unauthorized immigrant parents face many challenges, and these recent changes will likely add more. As our country strives to come to a consensus on immigration reform, it is critical to keep children’s well-being as our priority.

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Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to their use?

The advent of new technologies coming out of World War II led agricultural researchers to start experimenting with new classes of chemicals they could use to boost agricultural production. As human populations swelled, these “advances” were applied around the world so farmers could grow more food to feed the hungry masses and stave off widespread famine. This transition from essentially organic farming practices to what we now consider “conventional” (that is, aided by chemicals) has been dubbed “The Green Revolution.” But “green” in the name doesn’t mean it’s been good for the environment. Chemical fertilizers are synthetic or inorganic materials added to soil to aid in plant life. Pesticides kill insects or other organisms that are harmful to crops, while herbicides kill any unwelcomed vegetation that may affect their growth. According to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American farmers use upwards of a billion pounds of pesticides every year. Meanwhile, the United Nations reports that globally we use about five times that. Indeed, the widespread adoption of these synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides has done a great job at boosting crop efficiency to feed more and more of us. For example, India was on the brink of a mass famine in the 1960s due to rapid population growth. Using the techniques of the green revolution, Indian farmers were able to grow enough produce and rice to stave off widespread starvation. Another advantage of pesticide use in India and elsewhere has been the prevention of disease, because pesticides kill insects carrying viruses that could be

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passed onto the crops. However, pesticides not only kill the pests but also the natural enemies of those pests. In nature, everything is balanced out. Indeed, there is no free lunch, as pests respond to treatment by breeding stronger offspring that are resistant to these chemicals, and with natural predators gone, these pests will quickly multiply, which is why the need for pesticides to kill these pests keeps increasing. Furthermore, persistent organic pollutants, also known as “POPs,” are highly toxic pesticides  and chemicals that do not decompose. They poison non-target organisms in the environment because they are passed through the food chain (bioaccumulate). Consumption of POPs disrupts the endocrine system and is linked to cancer and infertility in humans. Pesticides also take a toll on our environment, contaminating water and soil. Along with insects, pesticides are also toxic to fish, birds, frogs and more. Pesticide use is very controversial and should be taken seriously. While here at home, the EPA has banned many pesticides that are harmful to our environment and our health (though the battle for safer food rages on), in many other countries agricultural oversight and environmental regulations are nonexistent or unenforced. Fortunately, we can all be part of the solution by eschewing conventionally grown foods and opting for organic varieties whenever we can. While growing your own food is one sure way to know that what you’re eating is safe, you can also find an increasingly large amount of organic food in your local supermarket, let alone at a Whole Foods near you. Another great way to eat healthier and organic is to shop at local farmers’ market. Find one near you by searching the free online database maintained by the non-profit Local Harvest.

You call this a revolution? Spraying fields with synthetic chemicals to keep pests down is no way to take care of the planet and its inhabitants' health. Photo Credit: Oregon Dep't of Agriculture, FlickrCC.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Water systems in California have the nation's ninth-worst record for violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to a new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Researchers pored over Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data from 2015 and found more than 1,900 violations in 832 different water systems that together serve 2.5 million people - in the Golden State alone. Erik Olson, a report coauthor and director of the NRDC's Health Program, said many of the violations are for water conditions that can make people sick, and listed a few of the concerns: "These violations include failures to treat the water to get rid of pathogens; excessive levels of contaminants like arsenic or coliform bacteria; and failures to test the water to make sure that it is safe or to report results to ensure that it is safe," he said.

Olson warned that failures in reporting sometimes hide major health problems, as they did in Flint, Mich. The report found across the country, 77 million people get water from systems that have violations. President Donald Trump's recent budget proposal calls for a 30-percent cut to the EPA, in the name of reducing burdensome regulations. The NDRC report says the cuts would mean fewer staff to enforce the law, and a lot less money for grants to help smaller water systems afford needed improvements. According to Jamie Consuegra, legislative director for NRDC's Climate Program, eight out of 10 violations already result in no penalty at all. "Despite the need for better and more enforcement of state drinking-water laws, the Trump proposal would actually reduce EPA's enforcement by nearly a quarter," said Consuegra. The report concludes the U.S. would need to invest about $380 billion to bring its aging water system infrastructure into compliance with safety standards.

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5 MANERAS DE REAVIVAR TU RELACIÓN INSPIRADAS POR LA NUEVA PELICULA DE UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT “FIFTY SHADES DARKER” DISPONIBLE EL 9 DE MAYO, 2017. un masaje en pareja. No importa qué aventura elijas, lo importante es que experimentes algo nuevo y emocionante juntos. Y hablendo de algo emocionante y no visto antes, además de incluir la versión original que llegó a las salas de cine y una nueva y apasionada versión sin clasificar con 13 minutos de material inédito , Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition en 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD y Digital HD llega con más de 30 minutos de contenido adicional nunca visto, incluyendo entrevistas con el reparto, imágenes entre bastidores y un adelanto de que lo está por venir sobre la llegada de Fifty Shades Freed! Experimenta algo nuevo Todos sabemos que, con el tiempo, muchas relaciones caen en la monotonía y el aburrimiento dos de los mayores enemigos de las relaciones.   Ya que como sabemos al igual que la comida, las relaciones de pareja deben ser “sazonadas” con ingredientes diferentes” a continuación compartimos 5 maneras de reavivar el romance y ¡revivir tu relación! Se espontáneo ¡Irse a un viaje no planificado es una gran manera de salir de la rutina! Reserva una cabaña en las montañas para el fin de semana. Pasea en un yate, a visita un resort, y disfruta de

La manera más fácil y rápida de perder el deseo sexual es de convertirlo en una tarea, como lavar los platos después de comer. Con el tiempo, es fácil caer en esta trampa: estás cansado después de un día largo en el trabajo, y todavía tienen cosas que hacer en casa. Intenta algo nuevo en el dormitorio y mantén viva la intriga y la emoción. ¿No sabes por dónde empezar? ¡50 Shades Darker tiene una que otra idea! ;) Y no te pierdas el contenido nuevo y exclusivo del BLU-RAY™: · A Darker Direction – El director James Foley explica cómo su visión tenía que cumplir las expectativas de los seguidores.

· New Threats – Una introducción a algunos personajes nuevos, oscuros y amenazantes, incluyendo Jack Hyde, Leila y, por supuesto, Elena Lincoln – ¡conocida como Mrs. Robinson! ·  The Masquerade – Este cortometraje sobre una de las escenas más icónicas de la película —el baile de máscaras para recaudar fondos en la mansión Grey— explora el diseño de producción y el vestuario y muestra imágenes entre bastidores con los cineastas y los principales miembros del reparto. · Intimate With Darker – Una intensa mirada y análisis sobre el mundo íntimo, sensual y provocador de Fifty Shades Darker, incluyendo una visita a Red Room y, por supuesto, los nuevos “¡juguetes!” Mantente al 100% ¿Recuerdas la primera cita cuando no sabías qué ponerte? Conforme pasa el tiempo y te sientes más cómodo con tu pareja, la necesidad de lucir bien se desvanece. La mayoría de nosotros no estamos dispuestos a admitirlo, pero la atracción física es una de las bases fundamentales de una relación. Tomate tiempo para arreglarte y vestirte bien antes de tu próxima cita—será una sorpresa maravillosa.

permanecen juntas. Hay una adrenalina que se obtiene sólo cuando se está haciendo algo que no se debe hacer. Romper las reglas juntos y compartir un secreto, mantiene una relación emocionante… eso sí, sólo asegúrate de que todo sea con moderación. Di: Te Amo Parejas suelen dejar de mostrarse afecto con un: te amo. La excusa más común, suele ser, que piensan su cónyuge ya lo sabe. La verdad es que el amor no es un premio que se gana  solo una vez; es una relación que necesita cuidado para seguir desarrollandose. Estas dos palabras simples le recuerdan a su pareja una y otra vez de los sentimientos que tienen uno por el otro. Incluso cuando los tiempos se ponen difíciles, incluso cuando pelean, siempre recordarán que se aman. Al igual que en la pelicula donde   Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) trata de encandilar a una precavida Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) a que regrese a su vida.  Ambos van reconstruyendo la confianza y encontrando estabilidad, pero unas figuras sombrías procedentes del pasado comienzan a rodear a la pareja y estarán determinados a destruir la esperanza de compartir un futuro juntos.

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PARTNER, OR DIE! Worried about robots taking your job? You have a weapon and one last chance: partner, or die!

Step Three: Be “That Person” This is the hardest step. Dig deep. Become “that person” in your department who “knows this stuff.” Figure out where to use data for better decision-making and what tools to use to automate certain tasks, and become expert in them. Your current lack of knowledge is unimportant. You can learn, so learn! Step Four: Propose a Test Project After you have figured out which vendors, partners, processes, tools, consultants, and colleagues need to be combined to accomplish your test project, build a short, uncomplicated presentation (if needed) to articulate what you will try to accomplish and what benchmarks you will use to measure success. You will be surprised at how quickly management says yes. If management does not say yes, you are working in a company that is not going to exist much longer, so look for a job where you get permission to use your new knowledge. Step Five: Show Your Results

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Shelly Palmer Your Job at Risk? If your job is process oriented, for example, calculating make-goods for improperly filled orders, your whole department will be automated soon. Don’t let the pink slip surprise you. If you analyze numbers in Excel, craft a narrative about them, and move them around spreadsheets, your employable days are numbered. Any whitecollar job you can learn to do in a few days is threatened – even if it takes a lifetime to master. (Poker takes minutes to learn and a lifetime to master. So professional pokers players are at risk.) FOMO Is Driving Adoption Fear of missing out (FOMO) is motivating tech-savvy CEOs to get super serious about data and deploy machine learning systems across their enterprises as quickly as possible. No CEO wants to learn that their goods or services are losing market share because competitive offerings (built by both human and robot workers) are much cheaper. Every CEO we work with is trying to automate everything they can. Soon, machine learning systems will become “table stakes” for every company – department by department, system by system, function by function. You might not recognize it’s happening until you’re laid off. Man/Machine Partnerships Industrial-scale automation is coming, but it’s not here yet. In the interim, some work will be fully automated and some will still require human expertise, due to

limits of evolving technology, or because of cost/benefit, or simply because humans still need to be involved. No matter how this unfolds, you must personally harness the power of machine learning, robots, automation, AI, cognitive computing, data science tools, etc., by partnering with them. To survive and prosper as robots take over the business world, you will need to become the best man/machine partner of your peers. Here’s how to start.

Build another presentation that describes the problem you identified and solved with data science, data scientific research, machine learning, and the automation or the automated systems you built, conscripted, used, partnered with,

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purchased, etc. Make it super easy to understand and obvious. Step Six: Revel in Your Success and Repeat With your initial success will come a “hallway handle,” something that gets thrown around by two coworkers passing in the hall, like, “Hey, what are you working on?” “Joe’s data project.” Embrace it, own it, love it. It’s your pathway to gainful employment for the next decade and beyond. This Will Work One of the biggest problems facing whitecollar workers today is a misunderstanding of man/machine partnerships. There is very little chance that robots (as we are defining them here) will take every whitecollar job in the next few years. They don’t have to. They only have to take yours. The way to prosper in an ever-moreautomated world is to create your competitive advantage by becoming the best possible man/machine partner. If you let the machines do what they do best, combine that with what you do best, and, most importantly, demonstrate the value of you and your machine skills to management, you will not only survive the attack of the machines, you will be stronger for it.

Step One: Invent the Future Consider your job. Think about all the ways it may be done in the future. Anything is possible. Imagine AI is smarter than you are. Imagine robots can do anything. Imagine you are tasked with automating your job, every keystroke, every phone call, every in-person meeting – everything. Write down which areas will most likely be automated first. It may only be small parts of the process. List everything you do and all your responsibilities, and write down how they will be done when machines rule the world. Step Two: Start Reading Read everything you can about data, data science, machine learning, AI, and automation. Everything you need to know is available online. Find every company that is working on automating cognitive tasks associated with your business. Look for partners, vendors, consultants, wellread bloggers – anyone who can help you understand what you need to do. Immerse yourself in the subject. It is your new fulltime job.

Aclamada por la Crítica, este Fenómeno Cultural Llega en Blu-ray, DVD y Digital HD el 9 de Mayo Por Lionsgate Coincidiendo con el estreno de la quinta temporada de la serie, el lanzamiento de Orange is the New Black: Season 4 en Blu-ray, DVD y Digital HD incluye 13 episodios y material especial que los seguidores no podrán encontrar en ningún otro lado, como un cortometraje que lleva al espectador por un recorrido por la prisión de Litchfield, tomas falsas y una selección de episodios con comentarios del reparto y equipo técnico. Los tres discos en Blu-ray (más Digital HD) y los cuatro discos en DVD de Orange is the New Black: Season 4 estarán a la venta por $34.97 y $34.98, respectivamente.


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SILICON VALLEY COMIC CON 2017 DRAWS 65,000 ATTENDEES OVER THREE-DAY EVENT Steve Wozniak’s Second Annual Pop Culture, Science & Technology Expo Added New Venues and Outdoor Festival, Saw Increased Attendance “Humanity’s Future in Space,” Grant Gustin and Tom Felton talking about their popular CW TV show “The Flash,” Steve Wozniak hosting a “Wonder Women Changing the face of STEM” panel with Simone Giertz and Sabrina Pasterski, the 30th anniversary cast reunion of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” hosted by William Shatner, a “Breaking Barriers” panel featuring actress Pam Grier and Slack senior engineer Erica Baker, the original human residents of “Sesame Street” and Mr McFeely from “Mr Rogers’ Neighborhood” reunited on-stage, space exploration panels from NASA, Virgin Galactic and SETI, panels on robotics, virtual reality, cosplay, art, science, cosplay contests for humans and dogs, geek fashion show, science fair, plus Q&As with Steven Yeun, John Cusack, Tom Wilson, Gina Torres, Robert Englund, and more. Silicon Valley Comic Con also hosted a rally for the March for Science Silicon Valley that was attended by 10,000 people. SETI hosted

SAN JOSE - Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC), Steve Wozniak’s wildly successful pop culture and technology expo, took over downtown San Jose the weekend of April 2123, welcoming more than 65,000 guests over the course of the three-day show. This year’s theme of “The Future of Humanity: Where Will We Be in 2075?” featured a Space Village, NASA space exploration panels, robotics, virtual reality, a Kids S.T.E.A.M. Lab, celebrity appearances, leading comic book artists and authors, cosplay contests, a science fair, Geek Fashion Show, Rover. com dog cosplay contest, transportation provided by Acura’s NSX supercar and more. SVCC 2.0 also saw massive physical expansions and layout changes, adding a free public outdoor festival, programming at City National Civic and hosting registration

inside South Hall. Silicon Valley Comic Con will return to San Jose the weekend of April 6-8, 2018. “First and foremost, I’m an engineer, and we’re all about iterations and improvements. We made a lot of changes this year, and we’re happy to see that most worked,” said SVCC founder Steve Wozniak. “Silicon Valley Comic Con is all about having fun and being inspired. From the science fair and the NASA panels to meeting some of my heroes and favorite celebrities, I saw and learned so much. We can’t wait to build this out for next year!” Marquee stage events included William Shatner and Steve Wozniak sharing the stage to talk about Star Trek and the future of technology, Buzz Aldrin presenting about

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its first-ever Space Ball gala fundraiser, and ScreenUsed.com returned to host its 2nd Annual Movie Prop and Wardrobe Auction that beat 2016’s sales record of $707,000 including selling a Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - Original Stormtrooper (Sandtrooper) Helmet for $228,000. The sold-out show floor, outdoor festival and surrounding events featured more than 450 exhibitors and attractions, including NASA, Acura’s NSX supercar and Mood Roads virtual experience, XPRIZE, Sony PlayStation, Facebook/ Oculus VR, Pepper the Robot from SoftBank Robotics, 8i Reality, Studio C, Wordpress.com, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Hanson Robotics’ Professor Einstein, Rogue Reality, Lifeliqe, Steel Wool Studios, beer gardens from Lagunitas Brewing Company, Essentia hydration stations and more. SVCC 2018 Will Take Place April 6-8 in San Jose

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