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Rashel Díaz elegida por People en Español en el listado de los “50 Más Bellos” del 2015. La estrella de la televisión hispana en Estados Unidos Rashel Díaz hace parte del exclusivo listado de los “50 Más Bellos” que cada año publica la revista People En Español. En esta ocasión, Rashel Díaz hace parte de este especial grupo de celebridades que son destacadas por la publicación de entretenimiento más importante del país. (mas en el sitio) Workers Say a Good Cup of Coffee Can Make Entire Workday Better If you want to make your workday a bit better, just turn to coffee. That’s according to a survey where coffee was identified as key to securing some of offices’ best business deals, improving networking and giving office workers a feeling of being at their best. (visit us online for more) Soda Tax Vote in California State Assembly The price of soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages could go up in the Golden State if a new tax being considered in Sacramento is approved. The measure could mean paying an additional $1.34 for a two-liter bottle of soda. (visit us online for more) CA Activists Push for Higher Commercial Property Taxes Anti-poverty advocates are rallying in Sacramento saying California could raise $9 billion a year by fixing a loophole that froze certain commercial property tax rates back in 1978 when Prop 13 passed. Currently commercial property is taxed based on what the buyer pays for it, not at the market value. (More on our site)

CALENDAR 4th Annual SJ Taco Festival of Innovation May 23, 2015 at 1 PM May 24, 2015 at 6 PM (PDT) History Park1650 Senter Road San Jose, CA 95112 Info: http://tiny.cc/a8a3xx Shop with a Cop presents: 3rd Annual Fundraiser Salsa Sunday Brunch May 17, 2015 11 AM - 2 PM Loft Bar & Bistro 90 South Second Street, San Jose, CA 95113 2015 Boogie on the Avenue: Jazz, Blues & Art | Campbell May 16-17, 2015 Saturday: 10am-6pm Sunday: 10am-5pm Downtown Campbell East Campbell Avenue & North

Central Avenue Campbell, CA 95008 Exit, Pursued by a Bear (see website for full schedule) City Lights Theater Company 529 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95112 Info: app.arts-people.com/index. php?ticketing=clt01 Lantern Run 5K Saturday May 16, 2015 6:00pm-10:00pm Spartan Stadium 1251 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112 Info:thelanternrun.com Lana Del Rey & Courtney Love May 20, 2015 7pm Shoreline Amphitheater At Mountain View

1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 Tickets available on Ticketmaster Your Most Beautiful Self May19th 5pm San José Holistic Health Care Clinic551 East Santa Clara Street, San José, CA 95112 Info at: holistic-health.com/ self0515 Maestros: 20th Century Mexican Masters (Art exhibit) March 13 to June 28, 2015 6:00 PM Mexican Museum Fort Mason Center, Building D, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

Off the Grid Mountain View May 15, 2015 5:00pm-9:00pm Computer History Museum 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043 Info:http://offthegridsf.com/ American Battleground: Photographs of the Civil War, 1861-1865Monday May 11 (full schedule below) Wed-Mon, 11 am-5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm, Closed Tues Cantor Arts Center Stanford University 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305 Info:http://museum.stanford.edu 17th Annual Latino Art Now! (exhibit) May 06, 2015 to May 31, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM MACLA 510 South First Street, San Jose CA, 95113 Son Jarocho Dance Workshop on Sundays

May 10, 2015 to June 07, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 Arboreal Architecture: A Visual History of Trees Monday May 11 (full schedule below) Wed-Mon, 11 am-5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm, Closed Tues Cantor Arts Center Stanford University 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305 Info: http://museum.stanford.edu Bravo!: Music and Theater in Enlightenment Europe Monday May 11 (full schedule below) Wed-Mon, 11 am-5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm, Closed Tues Cantor Arts Center Stanford University 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305 Info:http://museum.stanford.edu

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All jobs today are impacted by the global economy. The propensity of today’s Top 1% is to focus upon profits (the bottom line). So it is not surprising that access to a job is not their highest priority. Andy Grove, former CEO, INTEL, pointed out that too many middle class jobs were disappearing from Silicon Valley. This was a direct impact of ‘outsourcing’. Was it ever considered that an employed individual who earned enough to have discretionary money enabling continued consumerism of goods & services was essential to any economy? ‘Offshore labor’ works at job sites not subject to being moni-

Jason Alderman MONEY MATTERS The 2015 Financial Literacy Summit 2015, (http:// www.practicalmoneyskills. com/summit2015/) held April 15 in Chicago and cohosted by Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, focused on how mobile technology might improve millennials’ learning, savings and investing behavior in the future. A recent FICO study said millennials, the demographic born between 1980 and 2000, not only represent the largest group of individuals using mobile banking applications, but also the biggest cohort partaking in Internet browsing, emailing, searching, social networking and news consumption on a smartphone or tablet, bypassing desktop machines

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Grove pointed out that while start-up firms are wonderful in the development of new technology & products, start-ups do not create jobs. It is the ramping up to large volume manufacturing which creates jobs. Today much production is performed by robotics rather than human labor. This is why Wall Street keeps reporting that production is increasing and profitable while employment levels are stagnant or declining. The challenge today is to include some high skilled labor into the cash flow systems being formed. Certainly, manufacturing today is on the increase, however, massive investments in automation and robotics are limiting the number of jobs available to local labor.

entirely. By comparison, only 5 percent of 35-54 year-olds and 3 percent of those 55 years and older are using mobile devices exclusively. The Summit audience heard particularly eye-opening insights from a panel on how early education and mobile technology applications can help build future generations’ financial literacy. While online gaming (http:// practicalmoneyskills.com/ games/) is showing particular success in training gradeand high-school age students in financial fundamentals, panelists suggested that the broader solution will depend on national educational policy and a broader understanding about young adults and their financial needs. Amando M. Tetangco, Jr., governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank

That Andy Grove article is entitled “How to Create An American Job” (Bloomberg Business Week, 2009). Grove documents that the very high cost of ‘ramping up’ in America is what hinders the development of jobs. So firms such as HP and Apple have moved manufacturing offshore to China. Only one in ten HP workers are in America. That 1:10 ratio applies to other firms which have outsourced their production and manufacturing to offshore venues. It is the scaling up process (aka ‘ramping up’) which creates jobs. Today’s capital investments in manufacturing fund robotics and automation in order to keep labor costs down while also reducing benefits human labor requires (health care, vacation, & retirement benefits). The scaling up process is not happening in America today, therefore jobs are not being created in the numbers needed.

of the Philippines, told the audience that young Filipino adults are “struggling more than their older counterpart groups with regard to budgeting” and retirement planning, but he said he is still optimistic: “I believe there are certain characteristics of millenials that provide opportunities to build [their financial capabilities]. They have a desire for change.” Such change, he said, should be driven by data and policy should be made personal and tied to technology solutions embraced by younger citizens. Panelist Jason Young, CEO and Co-Founder of MindBlown Labs, an Oakland, California-based software developer behind the Thrive ‘n’ Shine personal finance game app for teens and young adults, said mobile technology will bridge the

Consider also that mainstream media (NY Times & Wall Street Journal) do not report statistics about poverty. It is the altruistic non-profit organizations and government agencies which provide these statistics on poverty. They deal with the challenges of those who are unemployed, underemployed or impoverished. Business statistics focus upon profits generated by production, distribution and sales. Firms such as Walmart and McDonalds are not paying their labor force a living wage with the outcome that some employees often require welfare assistance. Something is very wrong when not enough wealth stays with the American labor force to enable its members to care for the usual and customary responsibilities of human existence: family, homes, food, clothing, education, health-care and some recreation. More business and government leaders need to understand Abraham Mazlow’s Hierarchy of

Human Needs (google it).

gap between financial literacy and a lifetime of successful financial decision making. “Eighty to 90 percent of U.S. teens have smart devices. That’s huge, but the important thing to understand is that these aren’t just things they use. They’re a way of life.”

eighth and twelfth place among all 18 participating countries in overall literacy skills.

Developing a stronger connection between financial literacy education and mobile technology could be beneficial for global educators and policymakers trying to improve spending, saving and investing knowledge for future generations. In January, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a first-time global financial literacy study (http://www. oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/ pisa-2012-results-volume-vi. htm) that revealed that U.S. students ranked between

When will the top 1% (the very wealthy) learn what gardeners practice as a matter of habit to keep fertility in the soil they work? A portion of the vegetation grown is plowed back into the soil to keep it productive. In this former ‘Valley of the Heart’s Delight’ that should not be too difficult to recall this practice. The top 1% must begin payment of their fair share of taxes at all levels of governance in order to provide revenues needed to underwrite local infrastructural improvements along with welfare, retraining the local labor force and to provide meaningful employment for a diverse American labor force. The allocation of land for future manufacturing is not enough without also having made arrangement for very large capital investments needed to scale up a new technology from prototype to the commercial product/service which are sold in

Bottom line: Focusing on the way under-35 consumers

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large volumes to American and global markets. The poverty that exists today is a direct outcome and index of ‘the bottom line’ (i.e., profits) focus. New concepts regarding ‘sharing the bounty’ that this universe provides must be developed, accepted and practiced. Some wealth must be ‘mulched back into the local domestic economic soil’ while at the same time preparing for the opportunities of a developing global economy and its challenges. A new equilibrium paradigm is required in which the top 1% pay fair share taxes to government or donate to altruistic community based non-profit-non-governmental organizations. The current issues of JOBS, LAND AND POVERTY are an interconnected mosaic. Ownership coupled with stewardship are essential ingredients. When understood and adjusted, a new dynamic American Dream will have been created.

use smartphones and tablets might provide a way for educators, financial services companies and policymakers to narrow the financial literacy gap.


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Veronica T. Avendaño EL OBSERVADOR   SAN JOSE, Calif. – With Common Core now in place in schools across California technology is playing an increasingly outsized role in and out of the classroom. For some Latino parents in Silicon Valley, the shift presents an added firewall to engaging in their child’s education.   Maria Martinez lives in San Jose’s Mayfair district. A parent of three,   ages 7, 10 and 13 in the Alum Rock Union School District. She volunteers with the community

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organization Somos Mayfair, which she says helps keep her informed of what’s happening in the classroom. But, she admits, even she has struggled to make sense of recent changes. “They [my sons’ school] explained to us that there will be a test, and that it will be different,” said Martinez, referring to the new computer-based standardized test that California students are now taking. But rather than explaining what the changes were, Martinez says school officials simply pointed parents to a website.

“They didn’t really explain the changes,” she says.   Those changes include the new Smarter Balanced assessment, which this year replaced the previous pencil and paper California Standardized Test. The SBAC, as the new test is known, measures student progress under the Common Core standards in English Language Arts and math. Given over several days to students in 3rd through 8th and 11th grades, the tests require students to give an answer and, in places, articulate how they got it.   The computerized test typ-

ify the larger shift happening with the Common Core, which has driven a growing number of teachers to turn to online resources in lieu of more traditional curricular materials. According to a 2013 nationwide survey by PBS Learning Media, 48 percent of K-12 teachers say technology plays a “critical role” in daily lesson plans. Teachers in low-income districts were especially optimistic about the benefits that technology brings to education, with 75 percent saying they would like to more of it. <HYPERLINK: http:// www.pbs.org/about/news/ archive/2013/teacher-techsurvey/>;   Martinez stays in touch with her children’s teachers through the school’s online portal, which is used by teachers to communicate lesson plans, grades, homework, and allows parents to send in any questions they may have. But while she finds the system efficient, she worries about other parents in the Latino community who may not have access to the technology or who don’t speak English.   “That’s the largest problem that we have, that many parents don’t speak English,” said Mayfair resident and parent Oliva Ortiz, adding, “The person who pays the most is the child because they

are not at the level they need to be at.” Martinez says for all the benefits of technology, schools still need to focus on providing more bilingual staff support and educational resources for parents. “Many parents don’t know all the help that the district has to offer,” she said.   Like Martinez, Ortiz says she was directed to the school website after asking about changes to the curriculum and testing.   “The majority of those here in our community don’t have access to the Internet or a good computer,” explains Ortiz. “If the schools are only telling us to look on the Internet for explanations, then I think that’s not going to work.”   A recent report from UC Berkeley’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center bears that out.<HYPERLINK:http:// www.joanganzcooneycenter. org/publication/learning-athome/>; The report found that only 48 percent of Spanish-only households had access to high speed Internet, compared to 86 percent in English only households, and 68 percent in bilingual households. Spanish-only households also relied more heavily on television for educational content rather than the Internet or an online app.

While the figures point to a lingering digital divide, they also suggest an equally troubling information gap when it comes to things like the Common Core. Many in the community say they have either not heard of the standards, or, if they have, do not understand them.   But Ortiz says her concerns revolve less around what the new standards are than around the increased use of technology. Her daughter is in the second grade at Cesar Chavez Elementary and uses the learning tool i-Ready for most of her classroom lessons. The i-Ready learning software is specifically designed to follow Common Core standards while helping teachers monitor the progress of individual students.   Ortiz feels the tool hamstrings teachers by taking away their ability to personalize lesson plans in the classroom. “The teacher has to follow those instructions, they have to follow the manual ... it’s a little worrying to think that the teachers aren’t teaching anymore, that the program is.” Veronica T. Avendaño wrote this article as part of the Informed Communities Education Reporting Fellowship, a partnership between New America Media and Silicon Valley Community Foundation.


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NAPS People start businesses every day. Life is full of opportunities, and pursuing the American Dream of business ownership is one of them. But ask yourself—do you personally have what it takes to run a business? “When you start a business, your head, heart and gut need to be in it,” said Diane Emo, author and former small-business owner, now with Coverall North America, Inc. “I believe a lot of people have what it takes but something holds them back.” Despite the fear factor, people are doing it. According to the May 2014 Wells Fargo/ Gallup Small Business Index, 84 percent of small-business owners said they would do it over again. Key reasons included independence, pride and flexibility. Key challenges were finding customers, managing cash flow, and financing. Do you have what it takes to start a business? Ask yourself seven serious questions. 1.Are my dreams bigger than my fears? Many people have ideas

that could be great but they fail to take action. Entrepreneurs arise when they fix the gap between a problem and a solution—even if the rest of us could not see the need…Facebook, Google and Spanx. Taking no action is safe and familiar. Taking action and starting a business is risky and unknown. Business owners make things happen. “Let your dreams be bigger than your fears, and your actions louder than your words.” 2.Am I a perfectionist? When you’re running a business, perfect rarely happens. You will have to take actions and make decisions without knowing all the facts—always moving forward and being smart. No one has a crystal ball. Overanalyzing can result in perpetual dreaming. 3.Do I expect pay for every hour worked? Employees look at money as pay for hours worked. Business owners view money as profit. They see their business as an investment, not a job. For example, if an employee makes $20 an hour and works eight hours,

4.Do I need steady cash flow? While many of us like to believe we are risk takers, be honest with yourself about your tolerance for erratic income. When cash flow is steady, you can count on revenue coming in and expenses paid out. But when your business has negative cash flow, the financial and emotional stress can shut you down. Run through “what if” scenarios and create a realistic business plan that matches your skill set, risk profile and personal life. What if your cash doesn’t cover your expenses? What if you aren’t able to find customers as quickly as you thought? What if customers don’t pay on time? Plan your safety net now. 5.Can I sell? Do you like to sell? A lot of people say no. They may have a negative perception of

1. A vacancy in the membership of the Board of Education of the Santa Clara County Office of Education has occurred by reason of the resignation of Area 3 Trustee Leon Beauchman. 2. The resignation was filed in the office of the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools on February 20, 2015 and was effective on March 31, 2015. 3. Rosemary Kamei was selected as the provisional appointee to the vacant position by the County Board of Education at its regular meeting on May 6, 2015. 4. The provisional appointment shall become effective unless a petition calling for a special election, containing a sufficient number of signatures, is filed in the office of the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools within 30 days of the date of the provisional appointment. Please contact the County Office of Education for information. 1290 Ridder Park Dr. San Jose, CA 95131-2304

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that’s $160, right? But what if you own a restaurant? Your profit depends on how many people you served, what they ordered, labor, advertising, overhead. Business owners look at eight hours as opportunity to create profit.

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people who sell for a living, or are afraid of rejection. When you’re proud of your business, you will want to tell everyone about it. Selling is about building relationships and delivering what you promise. If you don’t sell, you don’t grow. 6.Do I take criticism personally? It’s human nature to protect our ego. So when your customer calls to complain, there are things you might want to say (use your imagination), but only if you plan to lose a customer. If criticism kills you emotionally, then you’ll need to think seriously about how you will react to customers. Pointing fingers at others and

playing the blame game won’t work. You know what they say about pointing a finger at someone else? There are three fingers pointing right back at you. As a business owner, change your mind-set from “He’s wrong and I don’t need to take this from him” to “This is a business problem that I need to solve.” It’s not personal, it’s business.

tain personal relationships, a healthy lifestyle and a reasonable balance between work demands and real life. Become an expert at quick prioritization, decision making and delegation. Always focus on what’s most important.

7.Am I willing to give up my free time?

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When you’re the boss you have a lot of flexibility, but the responsibilities and financial importance of success are greater. As a business owner you will need to make sacrifices and work hard to main-

Many people have ideas that could be great but they fail to take action. Entrepreneurs arise when they fix the gap between a problem and a solution. Business owners make things happen.

Anuncio Público sobre Posición Vacante y Nombramiento Provisional (Codigo Educativo §5092) 1. Una vacante entre los miembros de la Mesa Directiva de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Clara se ha producido por causa de la dimisión del fideicomisario Leon Beauchman del área 3. 2. La dimisión fue presentada ante la oficina del Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Santa Clara el 20 de febrero de 2015 y fue efectiva el 31 de marzo de 2015. 3. Rosemary Kamei fue seleccionada para el nombramiento provisional para el puesto vacante por la Mesa Directiva de Educación en su reunión regular del día 6 de mayo de 2015. 4. El nombramiento provisional entrará en vigor a menos que una petición solicitando una elección especial y que contenga un número de suficiente firmas, sea presentada en la oficina del Superintendente de Escuelas del Condado de Santa Clara dentro de 30 días de la fecha del nombramiento provisional. Para obtener más información por favor llame a la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Clara. 1290 Ridder Park Dr. San Jose, CA 95131-2304 (408) 453-6840


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Two new ballot initiatives have been filed to raise cigarette taxes by $2 per pack in California. The money would fund an expansion of Medi-Cal, medical research and anti-smoking programs. Photo credit: trestle/morguefile.com

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The price of cigarettes could go up by $2 a pack if two new ballot initiatives are approved next year. The Save Lives California Coalition just filed papers with the state attorney general to ask voters to hike taxes on traditional tobacco products and on e-cigarettes in 2016.

and 2012. “California has not increased its tobacco tax since 1998,” she points out. “We’re currently at 87 cents per pack, which ranks 33rd in the nation for tobacco taxes.”

The coalition estimates it would raise $1.5 billion in the first year - money that would be used to expand access to Medi-Cal, fund research into smoking related diseases and improve anti-smoking efforts. Kimberly Amazeen, a vice president of the American Lung Association California, says tobacco companies spent heavily to defeat similar ballot measures in 2006

Supporters are also going the legislative route - pushing for several similar bills currently under consideration in Sacramento. The Save Lives California Coalition includes, among others, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society and the California Medical Association. Opponents say tobacco

taxes disproportionately affect low-income residents. Amazeen says raising the price encourages people to make better choices. “Increasing the cost of tobacco is widely recognized as the most effective way to reduce smoking across California, especially with our young people,” she states. “Just by raising the tax alone, it will keep kids today from trying their first cigarette.” Supporters maintain that over the past 20 years, antismoking programs have prevented 1 million deaths and saved taxpayers $134 billion in health care costs.

NAPS Here’s food for thought: Food allergies affect approximately 15 million Americans. Despite this, according to a recent survey, half of all Americans say they lack proper knowledge about the condition. The Danger

Notificación pública: borrador de Enmienda al Plan MTW para el año fiscal 2016

El Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC, Autoridad de Vivienda del condado de Santa Clara) propone incorporar enmiendas al borrador del Plan Moving to Work (MTW, Mudarse al Trabajo) para el año fiscal 2016 a fin de incluir una nueva actividad y modificar una ya vigente. Las actividades nuevas y modificadas brindarán mayor flexibilidad en términos administrativos al programa de la Sección 8 e impulsarán más opciones de vivienda para las familias de bajos ingresos del condado de Santa Clara. El borrador de Enmienda al Plan Anual MTW para 2016 estará disponible para su revisión en el siguiente establecimiento desde el 20 de mayo hasta el 18 de junio de 2015: Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara 505 W. Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110 Horario de atención: de lunes a viernes, de 7:30 a. m. a 5:00 p .m. (cerrado el 22 de mayo y el 5 de junio de 2015). Se realizará una audiencia pública el martes, 9 de junio de 2015, de 3:00 p. m. a 5:00 p. m., en este mismo establecimiento. El borrador de Enmienda al Plan Anual MTW para 2016 también estará disponible en el sitio web del HACSC en la página www.hacsc.org, a partir del 20 de mayo de 2015. Podrán enviarse comentarios del público por escrito, por correo electrónico o correo postal estadounidense, hasta el 18 de junio de 2015, a las siguientes direcciones: Correo electrónico: MTWPlan@hacsc.org Correo postal: Kinndy Lin, Housing Programs Department Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara 505 W. Julian Street San Jose, CA 95110 El borrador de Enmienda al Plan Anual MTW para 2016 se presentará ante la Board of Commissioners (Junta de Comisionados) del HACSC para su aprobación el 30 de junio de 2015 y se entregará al HUD para su aprobación final antes del 10 de julio de 2015. De acuerdo con la Rehabilitation Act (Ley de Rehabilitación) de 1973, el Housing Authority (Departamento de Vivienda) hará esfuerzos razonables para dar lugar a personas con discapacidades. Llame al (408) 993-2930 al menos tres días antes de la audiencia pública si necesita ajustes especiales. Los usuarios que necesiten servicio de teléfono de texto (TDD/TTY) deben llamar al 408-993-3041.

Many people dangerously believe there’s little or no difference between food allergies and food intolerances and that someone with a food allergy can eat small amounts of a food without having a reaction—when, often, the reaction can be life threatening. Fortunately, there are people working on a solution to this problem. An Answer The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Connection Team (FAACT) and American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI) are launching a public service campaign to raise awareness of accurate food allergy diagnosis and effective management. The campaign encourages Americans with

food allergy questions and concerns to see a boardcertified allergist and visit www.livingwithfoodallergies. org. There, they can quickly access science-based information from trusted sources and find a board-certified allergist nearby. The site also provides links to support groups, resources for developing food allergy and anaphylaxis management plans, and other ideas valuable to anyone who has or may have a food allergy. Further Findings The survey also discovered: • More than half of respondents (68 percent) think the average American would not know what to do if someone he or she is with has an allergic reaction to a food; •82 percent agree that much more education needs to be done about food allergies and keeping those with allergies safe; • 31 percent incorrectly believe the only difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance is the level of severity;

• One in four reported they would search the Internet or visit a health-related website first for more information. “Too often in my practice, I see patients who don’t have the correct information about food allergies,” explained allergist Todd Mahr, M.D., ACAAI Fellow. “Many people aren’t taking all the steps we recommend to keep themselves or their loved ones safe. Others are living a life that doesn’t have to be as difficult as it is because they have been misdiagnosed with or think they have food allergies.” About the Research Research was conducted by leading international research firm Toluna, on behalf of FAACT and ACAAI. Learn More For further information, visit: livingwithfoodallergies.org. A food allergy can be a serious and often misunderstood condition. A new campaign and website may help.


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FAMILY FEATURES Una venta de pasteles es una manera dulce de brindar apoyo a cualquier causa benéfica, ya sea para recaudar dinero para nuevos uniformes o donar a un refugio de animales local. Estas recomendaciones y recetas de los expertos de celebraciones de Wilton harán que las delicias de la venta de pasteles se destaquen entre los demás – es pan comido. Poner al horno deliciosos pasteles es apenas el comienzo de una venta de pasteles exitosa, añada algunos detalles deslumbrantes. Los acabados que atraen la atención en una Venta de Pastelitos Cupcakes Listos para Servir, espirales de glaseado colorido cubierto con confites jumbo y decoraciones de mariposas, completos con envolturas vibrantes, aseguran su venta rápida. Sirva dulces con un palito como los Kaleidoscope Cookie Pops y School Star Cereal Treat Pops. Los dulces favoritos son más divertidos y fáciles de comer cuando los clientes pueden simplemente tomarlos y disfrutarlos. Ofrezca opciones de tamaño. Venda algunos cupcakes y minipancitos en porciones “individuales” y galletas en un pop. Tenga docenas disponibles, también. Envuelva los dulces utilizando bolsitas y cintas, o empaque en cajas coloridas y fáciles de llevar, convirtiéndolos en el regalo perfecto que los clientes quieren quedarse para ellos. Visite, www.wilton.com para más ideas y recetas de venta de pasteles, y para todos sus productos para hornear y decorar.

COCONUT LIME MINI BREADS (MINIPANCITOS DE COCO Y LIMA) PANCITOS 1-1/2 tazas de harina 1cucharadita de cáscara de lima finamente rallada 1/2cucharadita de polvo de hornear 1/2taza (1 barrita) mantequilla, suavizada 1taza azúcar granulada 3huevos 1-1/2 cucharaditas extracto de coco 1/3 taza de leche de coco sin azúcar cobertura (opcional) 1/2 taza de azúcar de confitería 1a 2 cucharaditas de jugo de lima fresco 3cucharadas de coco rallado dulce y tostado Precaliente el horno a 350°F. Cubra un molde de pan petite con papelitos para hornear petite. En un tazón mediano, combine la harina, la cáscara de lima y el polvo de hornear. En un tazón grande, bata la mantequilla y el azúcar con una batidora eléctrica hasta que la mezcla esté espumosa. Añada los huevos uno por uno, mezclando bien después de cada adición. Incorpore el extracto de coco, añada la mezcla de la harina alternando con la leche de coco a la mezcla de la mantequilla; mezcle hasta que

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esté bien mezclada. Divida la mezcla uniformemente en moldes de hornear. Ponga al horno de 25 a 28 minutos o hasta que un palillo de dientes que inserte en el centro salga limpio. Deje enfriar las barras de pan en el molde por 10 minutes. Retire las barras de pan del molde; deje que se enfríen por completo. Para preparar el glaseado, combine el azúcar de confitería y el jugo de lima en un tazón pequeño hasta la consistencia deseada. Esparza el glaseado sobre las barras de pan, dejando que se deslice hacia abajo en los lados. Rocíe con el coco tostado.

RINDE CERCA DE 12 PORCIONES. KALEIDOSCOPE COOKIE POPS (POPS DE GALLETA KALEIDOSC OPE) 2-3/4 tazas de harina 1cucharadita de polvo de hornear 1cucharadita de sal 1taza (2 barras) mantequilla, suavizada 1-1/2 tazas azúcar granulada 1huevo 1-1/2 cucharaditas de esencia de vainilla 1/2 cucharadita de esencia de vainilla Cortador de galleta redondo Glaseado de galletas de varios colores Confites grandes u otras decoraciones favoritas varidas Azúcar y confites Palitos para dulces de galletas Caramelo derretido Candy Melts (opcional) Precaliente el horno a 350°F. En un tazón pequeño, mezcle la harina, el polvo de hornear y la sal. En un tazón grande, bata la mantequilla y el azúcar con una batidora eléctrica hasta que la mezcla esté espumosa. Añada el huevo y las esencias; bata bien. No deje enfriar la masa. Divida la masa en 2 bolas. En una superficie enharinada, enrolle cada bola en un círculo de aproximadamente 1/2 pulgada de diámetro x 1/8 pulgada de grosor. Inserte el cortador de galleta en la harina antes de cada uso. Ponga a hornear las galletas en un molde de galletas sin enmantequillar de 8 a 11 minutos o hasta que las galletas estén ligeramente doradas. Deje enfriar las galletas por completo. Decore y rellene la galleta con el glaseado de galleta. Añada un borde zigzag a algunas de las galletas. Si desea, trace círculos alternados de colores en la superficie de la galleta; inmediatamente hale el palito a través del glaseado desde el centro de la galleta hasta el borde exterior, sacando los colores hacia fuera. O adorne los confites y azúcar en la superficie de las galletas con glaseado. Deje que se sequen. Peque los palitos en la parte trasera de las galletas con glaseado o caramelo derretido. Deje que se sequen.

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dorado y plata Receta o mezcla de su cupcake favorito Glaseado de crema de mantequilla o crema de mantequilla de chocolate Amarillo dorado u otro color de glaseado deseado Estrellitas jumbo y confites jumbo Mariposas u otras decoraciones de glaseado favoritas Precaliente el horno a 350°F. Cubra los espacios de un molde de muffin estándar con papelitos para hornear. Ponga a hornear sus cupcakes favoritos en el molde preparado. Deje enfriar por completo. Pinte el glaseado de crema de mantequilla con colorante para glaseado. Dibuje la punta con glaseado en espiral de 1M crema de mantequilla o crema de mantequilla de chocolate sobre el cupcake; inserte la decoración del glaseado. Cada cupcake es una porción.

SCHOOL STAR CEREAL TREAT POPS 1/4taza (1/2 barra) mantequilla o margarina 4tazas mini marshmallows 6tazas cereal crisp rice Palitos para dulces de galletas Glaseado de galleta Confites variados Rocíe el molde de Star Cookie Treat Pan y la espátula de plástico o cuchara de madera con spray de horno vegetal. En un tazón grande, derrita la mantequilla. Añada los marshmallows; cocine y mezcle hasta que la mezcla esté derretida. Retire del fuego y añada el cereal; mezcle bien. Ponga la mezcla en un molde preparado; inserte los palitos de galletas. Cuando esté fría, retire del molde. Repita el proceso con la mezcla de cereal restante. (Si la mezcla se pone difícil de maniobrar, ponga en horno microonda a 50 por ciento de potencia por 30 a 60 segundos para suavizarla.) Decore el dulce con el glaseado de galleta; añada los confites. Deje secar. Rinde unas 2 docenas de pops. Candy Bark 2 paquetes (12 oz. cada uno) cocoa blanca o clara Caramelo Candy Melts Confites Rainbow Chip Crunch u otros o azúcar Cubra un molde de galleta de 10.5 x 15.5-pulgadas con papel apergaminado. Derrita el caramelo Candy Melts siguiendo las instrucciones del paquete; vierta con una cuchara sobre el molde preparado. Déle golpecitos al molde sobre la mesa de cocina para eliminar las burbujas de aire; si fuera necesario, suavice la superficie con una espátula grande. Ponga los confites sobre Rainbow Chip Crunch. Deje enfriar hasta que esté firme, unos 15 minutos. Retire el papel apergaminado del molde; rompa el caramelo en pedazos más pequeños.

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San Jose CALIFORNIA In response to concerns arising from San Jose Police Department data suggesting to racially disparate deten-

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Specifically, Liccardo advocates a four-point plan to address concerns about bias and policing. “First,” he proposes, “I will identify the funding in my June Budget Message to purchase and fully deploy body-worn cameras on every patrol officer in this coming fiscal year.” Liccardo first publicly proposed use of body-worn cameras in 2012, and has urged the SJPD to accelerate its extensive study and repeated pilot efforts. After discussions with police union leaders in recent months, a consensus has emerged of the need for cameras. Upon taking office sixteen weeks ago, Liccardo urged SJPD and staff to identify federal grant funding for cameras through his March Budget Message. “Whether that grant funding emerges or not, I will make it a priority to get it done within the fiscal year,” Liccardo added. Second, Liccardo will urge his Council colleagues to accept the recommendation of the Independent Police Auditor (IPA) to broaden the scope of inquiry of complaints of bias-based policing. Specifically, a recent IPA report criticized the Internal Affairs’ investigation of bias-based policing allegations as narrowly ignoring prior patterns of complaints by persons of color against specific officers. Liccardo noted, “[w]e all recognize that prior complaints and patterns of conduct can be relevant in understanding whether race entered an officer’s decision-making, and our IA investigation needs to embrace the same approach used by our courts: looking at the totality of circumstances surrounding a patdown frisk, arrest, search, or use of force.” In August, the Council will consider the SJPD’s response to all of the IPA’s recommendations, and Liccardo will push to implement several of those rec-

Liccardo also committed to expand civilian review of police misconduct, subjecting department-initiated investigations to review by the Independent Police Auditor. “The IPA has urged that we apply a consistent procedure to all misconduct complaints, whether they originate from the public, or from within the department,” Liccardo noted. “I look forward to working with the Police Department, Police Officers Association and IPA on a consistent and legally sound procedure to expand civilian review.”

disproportionate search and detention rates of drivers as problematic, for example, but added that “not all car stops are alike. We expect that an officer will deal differently at 3 a.m. when stopping a speeding car full of 19-year-old males, than she will when pulling a driver maneuvering rush-hour traffic to get to work at 8:30 am.” Liccardo agreed to fund the consultant’s work, which the Council approved in February, and now will seek a hearing before the Public Safety, Finance, and Strategic Support Committee in June to ensure the consultant’s hiring and timely report in the weeks ahead.

Finally, through the Rules Committee, Liccardo will urge the acceleration of longplanned independent analysis of detention and search data presented by the Mercury News. “The analysis made available to me raises significant questions that deserve further scrutiny and public discussion,” Liccardo noted, “before jumping to conclusions, we critically need to understand whether similarly-situated people are being treated differently because they’re Latino or African-American. That requires a deeper dive.” Liccardo characterized that the

Liccardo lauded efforts by SJPD Chief Larry Esquivel to expand training in biasbased policing, and to proactively collect the very data that led to the Mercury News report. “Chief Esquivel decided to require officers to report every detention and arrest, and to identify the detainee’s race, in every interaction. We commend the Department for their transparency, and for their proactive efforts to confront bias. We have more work to do, but I’m confident that working together, we’ll create practices that will become a model for the rest of the nation.”

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optimistic about the conversations between the Mexican Museum and the Center for Latin American Studies at Berkeley, which opened up an avenue to collaborate. “As a result of our conversations we formed a partnership, it was the first big one academically” he notes.

Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Andy Kluger is the Chairman of the Board of The Mexican Museum and shared with us his passion for meshing knowledge, art and the Latino culture. He is excited about the recently launched collaboration with UC Berkeley and their Center for Latin American Studies which aims to reach toward the educational sector but also promote art and culture to the communities which are rarely afforded such opportunities. “About 7 years ago I was asked by the Mexican government to be one of the cochairs of the celebrations of the bicentenario of Mexico. I was actually born in Mexico City and grew up in the states” says Kluger. As his 3rd year as the chair he has seen to the redevelopment and ascension of the museum as one of the premiere collections of Mexican/Chicano art in the world, boasting over 16,000 pieces as the single largest collection of Latino, Mexican and Chicano art. Much like previous endeavors (such as arranging a UNAM relationship in Mexico City as well as with UCSF in the Bay Area) Kluger was

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The aim is to create an environment of Mexican/Chicano art and academia that is open to the public and the world. One reason for the collaboration was the wealth of artists and education they could tap into. “They (Berkeley) have a lot of strong connections with a number of artists and academics involving Latin America and we are going to be making them part of our lecture series and exhibits, and special visiting exhibits at the museum” says Kluger. Besides the Mexican Museum’s opportunity to expand their role in the academic field and to work with great artists and people educated in their respective fields, the importance of this collaboration is to bring these features to the community. “The reason for the relationship is was a decision not only of mine but of the board to begin doing community outreach. We have such an extensive and rich collection that we felt it was important now” says Kluger. He adds that “we’ve had a number of lectures most recently was the head archeologist of Teotihuacan. The lecture was an overwhelming success we had standing room only, which was excel-

a medium-sized carnivore called a fisher, is estimated to have only 300 adults left in its Southern Sierra population. Pamela Flick, California representative for Defenders of Wildlife, said the fisher now is a candidate to be listed as an endangered species on the West Coast.

lent. We also have at the museum an exhibit called Maestros de Mexico, which also receives a good deal of visits from UC Berkeley audience. Thats the type of beginning relationships we’re starting.” Three things Kluger finds important in the Mexican Museum and its collaborations are that “1, many people are not aware of what activities or collections or exhibits we have at the Mexican Museum, 2 We have free family fun days we have a series of programs where we have open doors to families with children. Our belief is that a lot of children, second and third generation Chicano/ Latinos in the Bay Area have no knowledge of Mexico, have no knowledge of Latin American art or history, and so we’re trying to open the doors to expand and enrich their education.” Finally he adds that the third reason is “there’s a very interesting lectures for individual adults who want to come. specifically we’ve got cooking, we’ve got exhibits involving certain periods of time whether its colonial whether its pre Colombian art. Basically for a much more adult oriented audience. Those are the three areas that we are really pushing at the museum.” Currently located at Fort Mason, the Mexian Museum is opening up its brand new home in the Yerba Buena Arts District in 2018. For more info on the collaboration visit:

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“The amount of fishers being hit by cars in the Southern Yosemite area could actually be causing a decline in the species,” she said.

The fisher is a medium-sized carnivore that is on the brink of extinction partly because of vehicle collisions. Californians can help biologists protect them by reporting roadkill to wildlifecrossing.net.

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. About 1 million animals are killed on America’s roads every day, pushing some species to the brink of extinction. The problem is particularly acute in California’s national forests and parks, including Yosemite, where conservationists are building special tunnels for wildlife to cross roads safely. Humans have to know where to build the tunnels, so

Fraser Shilling, co-director of the Road Ecology Center at the University of California-Davis, is asking the public to report roadkill on the website wildlifecrossing.net. “It’s open to anybody to participate in,” he said, “and helps us to understand where there are conflicts between wildlife and vehicles and possibly what we can do about it.” The California Roadkill Observation System also helps biologists track animal movements. One species,

Sandra Jacobson, a U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist, said the roadkill isn’t just a problem for the animals. “We have usually about 200 people per year killed in animal-vehicle collisions in the U.S.,” she said, “and in addition to that, there is literally billions of dollars in other costs including human injuries and then property damage. “ Some of the most often reported animals killed on California roads include mule deer and barn owls. The California Roadkill Observation System is online at wildlifecrossing.net/ California.


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Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR It starts with an idea and 35 acres. Founder of the Berryessa Flea Market George Bumb Sr. saw while working in the landfill business, there were many items being discarded out that others would pick up and reuse. He

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saw in this an idea of creating a space where people could sell. “(He) instinctively knew a lot of people wanted the stuff that was being thrown away in the dump, so why not facilitate people bringing it to a place where they could actually buy it or barter for it and create a sense of community” says Brian Bumb, son of George Bumb Sr. and

current owner and overseer of day-to-day operations at the famed Berryessa Flea Market. Time has changed the contours of the Bay Area and this is true for the flea market, now celebrating its 55th year as a community business and world renowned open market. At its peak, it sat at the

edge of San José where 120 acres were in use, including 60 for parking alone. Now the market, a bit smaller but still alive and well, offers plenty of sights and purchases as it adapts to online markets, big-box stores and merges with the busy and evermore populated Silicon Valley. Brian Bumb was born and raised in his fathers business. Being one of the youngest of his siblings, (the 6th out of 8 children), he recalls his earliest experiences with the flea market, “Berryessa road was back then (in the 1960’s) a two-lane road. There were cherry orchards and apricots across the street. It was so rural. The flea market was the thing my dad did, but I spent all my time in a (nearby) creek. I would come out here and get a coke and some french fries, but id always end up playing in the creek all day.” Bumb was around 12 or 13 when he began working at the flea market, doing odd jobs such as sweeping and wiping down tables. He held it as a summer job during high school, then came back to work after graduation in the maintenance department in the 1970’s. After taking on more responsibilities and taking college courses in accounting and business, Bumb began transitioning into more of a management position as his father Bumb Sr. backed away from the day-to-day operations. In the early 90’s Bumb took over as the general boss and

through his direction the flea market saw growth every year, all the way into the middle 2000’s. “The business just grew exponentially through all those years and in the middle 2000’s it started to turn and then the recession hit and our customer, the blue collar immigrant folks, at that point didn’t know whether they were going to have a job next week let alone a home” he says. Although business declined with the country’s economical downturn, things eventually evened out, and it is partially to do with the dedicated and diverse customer base at the open market. Bumb recognizes the similarities the customer base shares as well as the various differences. One thing that is constant though is the experience of going into the Berryessa Flea Market on a Sunday afternoon amongst all these eclectic community members. Bumb says, “you can grab a plate of food, sit in the big mariachi area, and you’re in the midst of a large group of people. It’s so diverse that you’ll feel comfortable in it. You’ll be amazed at the relationships and synergy between people and everything thats going on here.” Although advances in consumer technology and methods of purchasing online have shifted the way places like the Berryessa Flea Market operate, Bumb has a lot in mind for the future of the San José icon. One aspect he is looking forward to is VTA and BART coming, “I look forward to that happening and seeing what kind of syn-

ergy there is from people that can come from the North Bay and come to the flea market. I hope we can get 6k7k riders a day to come here. I think that would help our business dramatically.” Among some of the accomplishments that Brian Bumb feels that the flea market has attained is its continued support to the community as a destination that offers a huge variety of products and services, at good prices and a comfortable place for people of all ethnicities and walks of life to spend a day. “55 years later here we are. We keep it clean, keep it safe, give them what they want, and give it to them fast.” And so the icon that is the Berryessa Flea Market, one of the ultimate small business incubators in the Bay Area, continues to operate. Apart from employing thousands upon thousands for over 50 years, people from around the world have come to this place to see the market and its eclectic inner-workings in person. “We gave people something to do in San José, a comfort zone. Then you take that general immigrant community and they’ve supported us and we’ve supported them, and I think thats why its an icon” says Bumb. It continues to build on that entrepreneurial spirit that started with George Bumb Sr.’s idea of an open air market amongst the orchards and fields of San José.


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College will hold information session to begin process of recruiting former Heald College students

“With Heald’s closure, we were well aware that there would be many students whose dreams came crashing down in an instant,” said San Jose City College President Byron Breland. “As the educational lifeline of the Silicon Valley, we were not going to allow these students to have their dreams come to an untimely end, nor were we going to allow this untapped source of talent to go wasted.”

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To begin the process of aggressively seeking former Heald students, San Jose City College will be holding an information session on Saturday, May 16 to begin the process of assisting students seeking to transfer and make San Jose City College their new home.

San Jose City College announced on Wednesday the creation of an advisor position whose sole responsibility will be to liaison directly with former students of Heald College, who were left without a school after Heald’s parent company, Corinthians, filed for bankruptcy.

As has been widely reported, many of Heald’s credits

may not be transferrable. However, understanding there is much misinformation in the public sphere, San Jose City College representatives are asking former Heald students to attend the informational session in order be provided an individual assessment of their former course work and provide clarity as to their individual requirements needed to complete their degree or certificate. “What happened at Heald is a tragedy for the many students whose educational careers came to a sudden halt,” said Dr. Rita Cepeda, Chancellor of the San JoseEvergreen Community College District. “This moment, however, provides us the opportunity to demonstrate to the region and our student community just how critical

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604742 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Claudia and Javier House Cleaning 194 Brooklyn Ave #2 San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Alberto Mota and Claudia Vazquez 194 Brooklyn Ave #2 San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/05/2006 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alberto Mota May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/11/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603935 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Noyar Landscaping/ Maintenance 2878 Elliot Ct Santa Clara, CA 90051, Santa Clara Co. Francisco Rayon 2578 Elliot Ct. Santa Clara, CA 90051. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/17/2015 “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.) Francisco Rayon May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/17/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604608 The following person(s) is (are) do-

ing business G. Cox & Associates, Inc. 1086 Michigan Ave. San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. G. Cox and Associates, Inc. 1086 Michigan Ave. San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2015 “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.) Regina M. Cox President May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/07/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604811 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Crime Stopper Services 23 Bernardo Circle Salinas, CA 93905, Monterey Co. Maria M. Carrasco 23 Bernardo Circle Salinas, CA 93905. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria M. Carrasco May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/12/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604657 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Black Diamond Limousine 1514 Foxworthy San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Laura Rios 1514 Foxworthy San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Laura Rios May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/07/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604709 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Queen’s 1070 Kiely Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Aeran Kim 220 Monroe St. Apt108 Santa Clara, CA 95050. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/08/2015 “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.) Aeran Kim May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/08/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280592 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seungmi Suh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Seungmi Suh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Seungmi Suh to Judy Seungmi Suh. 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 08/25/2015 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 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280396 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yu Chuang Chang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Yu Chuang Chang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Fang Ling Feng to Lynn Troung Cao. 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 08/18/2015 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 8, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280396 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mirella Guttenbiel and Joshua Ingold Guttenbiel. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Mirella Guttenbiel and Joshua Ingold Guttenbiel have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. George Poutele Guttenbiel Ofa to George Poutele Guttenbiel. 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 08/18/2015 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 11, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278061 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Karina Torres. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Karina Torres has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Karina Torres to Karina Chavarin b. Robert Emmanuel Torres to Emmanuel Chavarian. 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 06/30/2015 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, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV276781 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com application of: Crystal Ortiz Torres. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Crystal Ortiz Torres has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Crystal Ortiz Torres to Crystal Ortiz-Torres. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 06/09/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 9, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280337 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chin Yong Hur. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Chin Yong Hur has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chin Yong Hur to Gina Chin Hur. 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 08/18/2015 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 7, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279351 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victoria R. Borquez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Victoria R. Borquez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Desiree Natasha Davies to Desiree Natasha Borquez b. Leilani Charlene Davies to Leilani Ariel Borquez. 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 07/28/2015 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, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278814 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jason Kim & Soo Mi Kim. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Jason Kim & Soo Mi Kim have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Allen Dongunn Kim to Joseph Dongunn Kim. 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 07/21/2015 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 1, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of George D. Roberts, Jr. also known as George D. Roberts, George Downing Roberts, Jr., and George Downing Roberts No.115PR176226 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Mark Roberts in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Mark Roberts also known as Mark Downing Roberts be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, George D. Roberts, Jr. also know as George D. Roberts, George Downing Roberts, Jr., and George Downing Roberts. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates 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 an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/27/2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Jane Brindle Miller, Attorney at Law 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 111 Los Altos, CA 94022 650-336-7251 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Ricki Roberts, also known Rickie Roberts and Mary Lou Roberts No.115PR176227 A Petition for Probate has been filed by James M. Barbera, in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that James M. Barbera be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Ricki Roberts, also known as Rickie Roberts and Mary Lou Roberts. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of

Estates 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 an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/27/2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Jane Brindle Miller, Attorney at Law 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 111 Los Altos, CA 94022 650-336-7251 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Muhammad Hussain No.115PR176542 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Farhat Hussain in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Farhat Hussain be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Muhammad Hussain The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates 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 an 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: 07/6/2015 2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date

of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Javed I. Ellahie 12 South First Street, Suite 600 San Jose, CA 95113 408-294-0404 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604457 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Vital Health and Body 14375 Saratoga Ave Suite 101 Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Dr. John R. Marian 14611 Big Basin Way Apt. A Saratoga, Ca 95070 and Sogol Farzaneh 1190 W. Hillsdale Blvd. Apt PH San Mateo, CA 94403. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sogol Farzaneh May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/01/2015

May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/05/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603761 The following person(s) is (are) doing business AARTI Consulting 135 Rio Robles E, 161 San Jose CA 95134, Santa Clara Co. Aarti Thakur 135 Rio Robles E, 161 San Jose, CA 95134. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Aarti Thakur May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/15/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604176 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zui Ze Café 3975 Senter Rd. Ste # 104 San Jose, CA 95111. Ma, Amy Tuyet 1049 Honeysuckle Dr. San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/22/2015 “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.) Ma, Amy Tuyet May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/202015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603961 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Quynh Huong 2455 Alvin Ave San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara Co. TH & VL Inc. 2455 Alvin Ave San Jose, CA 95121. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/20/2015 “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.) Van Luong President May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 602447 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1.Integrity Shek 2.live2traveldeals.com 1922 The Alemeda San Jose, CA 95126 , Santa Clara Co. Jaime Walter Alvarezmejia 24534 Sybil Ave. Hayward, CA 94542. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jaime Walter Alvarezmejia May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/10/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604389 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mariachi Primo 577 Burke St. San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Rodolfo Torres 265 Staples Ave San Jose, CA 95127 and Rafael Ramos 577 Burke St. San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a joint venture; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/30/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rafael Ramos May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/30/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604480 The following person(s) is (are) doing business WR Properties 6707 Elwood Rd San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara Co. Benjamin Fernandez 6707 Elwood Rd. San Jose, Ca 95120. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Benjamin Fernandez May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 60393 The following person(s) is (are) doing business MV SJ Cali Kustom 7158 Via Lomas San Jose, CA 95139, Santa Clara Co. Manuel Vindiola 7158 Via Lomas San Jose, CA 95139. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/05/2015 “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.) Manuel Vindiola May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/17/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604511 The following person(s) is (are) doing business AJ’s Property Maintenance 125 Laumer Ave San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Aristides Garcia 125 Laumer Ave San Jose, Ca 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/21/2004 “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.) Aristides Garcia


MAY 15-21, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV275377 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jose E. Faria. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Jose E. Faria has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Beverly Capito Faria to Beverly Adelaide Faria b. Beverly Capito Farias to Beverly Adelaide Faria c. Beverly Ortiz Lesiur to Beverly Adelaide Faria. 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 08/11/2015 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 4, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV277457 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sejeong Park. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Sejeong Park has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sejeong Park to Hayui Park. 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 06/16/2015/2015 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 3, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278865 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alembirhan Woldemariam. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Alembirhan Woldemariam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alembirhan Woldemariam to Alex Woldemariam. 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 07/14/2015/2015 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 2, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV277439 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seyun Ahn, Kang Yun Ahn. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Seyun Ahn and Kang Yun Ahn, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows:

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com a. Seyun Ahn to Rachael Seyun Ahn b. Kang Yun Ahn to Kevin Kangyun Ahn. 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 06/16/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 2, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280241 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Loan Bich Thuy Mai. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Loan Bich Thuy Mai, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Loan Bich Thuy Mai to Lyna Mai b. Bich Loan Thuy Mai to Lyna Mai c. Loan Bich Mai to Lyna Mai d. Bich L Mai to Lyna Mai. 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 08/18/2015 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 6, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603765 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ally Home Care and Medical Staffing 100 E Santa Clara St. Ste 107 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Almario Espiritu Corp 100 E. Santa Clara St. Ste 107 San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, June 2014 “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.) Thaddeus Espiritu President May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/15/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604061 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1st Capitol 2180 Story Rd Ste 201 San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Felipe Uribe 2248 Jonesport Ave San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/02/2006 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Felipe Uribe May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/22/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604203 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Friends of Tsai – NC 13208 Peacock Ct. Cupertino, Santa Clara Co. Frank Hong 13208 Peacock Ct. Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by an

individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Frank Hong May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/27/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603565 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cruz Avila Trucking 2033 Pacina Dr. San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Antonio Avila Cruz 2033 Pacina Dr. San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Antonio Avila Cruz May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/08/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604150 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Professional Housecleaning 525 River View Dr. San Jose, 95111, Santa Clara Co. Ana L Ortiz 525 River View Dr San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/01/2015 “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.) Ana L Ortiz May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/24/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603484 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Eco Clean Solar Construction 111 W. St. John Street, Suite 1200 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Eco Clean Solar, Inc 111 W. St John St., Ste. 1200 San Jose CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dan Dunham V.P. / Director of Projects May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/07/2015 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 603949 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: A&T Nails 15874 Monterey Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. An Trinh 3265 east Hill Dr. San Jose, CA 95127. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 01/22/2013 under file no. 573925 An Trinh May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV275026 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tej B. Gurung. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Tej B. Gurung, has filed a petition for

Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jurick Gurung to Amulya Gurung. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 05/26/2015 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 24, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV278838 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marilyn Lara. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Marilyn Lara, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marilyn Lara to Marilyn Lara Martell. 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 07/14/2015 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 1, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV279874 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Quyen Phuoc Thanh Bui. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Quyen Phuoc Thanh Bui., has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Quyen Phuoc Thanh Bui to Quyen Bui. 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 08/11/2015 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, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Esteban Frausto Moreno No.115PR17634 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Christina Van Aman in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Christina Van Aman be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Esteban Frausto Moreno. . The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give

notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/08/2015 2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Patricio Letelier, Esq 870 N. First St. San Jose, CA 95112 408-924-0933 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279778 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tranquilina P. Banquicio. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Tranquilina P. Banquicio, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tranquelina Salvani to Tranquilina Piandong Banquicio. 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 08/04/2015 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 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279740 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: John Wade Pondo. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner John Wade Pondo, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. John Wade Pondo to John Wade Cole. 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 08/04/2015 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 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV276638 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Brandon Tollison. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Brandon Tollison, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Audrey marie Rodriquez to Audrey Marie Tollison. 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 06/02/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 10, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279730 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Arianne Wallis Rubinfeld. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Arianne Wallis Rubinfeld, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arianne Wallis Rubinfeld to Arianne Maelle Bexfield. 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 08/04/2015 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 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV277283 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Enedelia CuevasOrtiz. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Enedelia Cuevas-Ortiz., has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vicky Karisma CuevasOrtiz to Vicky Karisma Lopez uevas. 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 06/09/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 25, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603991 The following person(s) is (are) doing business J + S DHAtt Transport 655 Sinclair Dr. San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Sukjit

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS Sing 655 Sinclair Dr. San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sukjit Singh April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/17/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603919 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Building Maintenance & Repair 472 N. 10 St. Unit # A San Jose, CA 951112, Santa Clara Co. Juan R Bautista 472 N. 10 St. Unit #A San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Juan R Bautista April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/17/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603563 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Calsmile Dental Lubna Azeem, DDS Inc. 2. Calsmile Dental Practice of Dr. Lubna Azeem 3. Calsmile Dental 5150 Graves Ave Suite 111 San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. Lubna Azeem, DDS, Inc 1027 Corvette Dr. San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Smed Ahmed Secretary April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/08/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279596 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hong Tham Le. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Hong Tham Le, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hong Tham Le to Tham Hong Le b. Tham Hong Thi Le. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/28/2015 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 20, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279496 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jining Wang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Jining Wang, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jining Wang to Jeanine Wang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hear-

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ing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/28/2015 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 16, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279498 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashwin Devdas Baliga. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Ashwin Devdas Baliga, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ashwin Devdas Baliga to Ashwin Baliga. 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 07/28/2015 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 16, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279505 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kiley Kathleen Langtry. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Kiley Kathleen Langtry, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kiley Kathleen Langtry to Kiley Langtry Callister. 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 07/28/2015 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 16, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279595 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gabriela Nava de Lopez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Gabriela Nava de Lopez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gabriela Nava de Lopez to Gabriela Nava Carpizo. 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 08/04/2015 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 20, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court April 24; May 1, 8, 15, 2015


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LA EPA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS LLEVA A CABO CUARTA REVISIÓN DE LA LIMPIEZA DEL SITIO SUPERFUND SOUTH BAY ASBESTOS La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) lleva a cabo la cuarta Revisión de Cinco Años (FYR) de remedios para la limpieza del Sitio Superfund South Bay Asbestos (Sitio) en San Bernardino, California. Esta revisión evaluará la efectividad de las cubiertas protectoras en los antiguos vertederos Highway 237 Landfill y Santos Landfill. A la EPA se le exige revisar la limpieza de un sitio cada cinco años, si el proceso de limpieza toma más de cinco años en completarse o [si] desperdicios peligrosos permanecen en el sitio. El tercer FYR efectuado en el 2010 determinó que los remedios para la limpieza protegían la salud humana y el ambiente. El propósito de éste cuarto FYR es determinar si los remedios continúan siendo protectores. La EPA invita a la comunidad a aprender más sobre éste proceso. Si usted tiene cualquier pregunta, favor de contactar a Alejandro Díaz, Coordinador de Participación Comunitaria, al (415) 972-3242, o a diaz.alejandro@epa.gov. La EPA mantiene depósitos de información que contienen los Documentos Administrativos del Sitio y otra información relevante en la Biblioteca Filial de Alviso, en el 5050 North First Street, San José, California 95002, (408) 2633626 y en el Centro de Documentos Superfund, 95 Hawthorne Street, 4th floor, San Francisco, California 94105, (415) 820-4700. El informe final del cuarto FYR estará disponible al público después del 30 de septiembre de 2015 en los depósitos mencionados anteriormente y en el sitio web de la EPA en: www.epa.gov/region09/SouthBayAsbestos/ CNS#2745575

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Dust storms in the Gobi Desert (as seen from space) highlight the need for China’s Great Green Wall. Credit: NASA

Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer EARTHTALK Unlike the Great Wall of China, a 5,000-mile fortification dating back to the 7th century BC that separates northern China from the Mongolian steppe, the Great Green Wall of China—otherwise known as the Three-North Shelter For-

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Haga su parte para reducir su uso de agua por un 30% durante la sequía Por favor siga estas reglas que se aplican a todos los residentes y negocios en San José: 1. Esté fresco — riegue cuando está más fresco. El horario de riego en exteriores está restringido: antes de las 10 a.m. y después de las 8 p.m. y en dos días designados cuando usen un sistema de regadores automáticos.

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2. Esté de moda – use agua gris (agua usada de tinas, etc.) para lavar su auto, llévelo a un lavadero de autos o déjelo sucio. No lave autos con agua potable (bebible). 3. Sea local — vaya a piscinas comunitarias o a la playa. No rellene las piscinas residenciales o los spas más de un pie (30 cm) y no llene piscinas nuevas con agua potable (bebible), con la excepción de piscinas existentes que se vacían para reparar fugas. 4. Sea rápido — arregle las fugas de agua tan pronto como sea posible. 5. Tenga el control — no deje que el agua fluya a las alcantarillas o en las calles. 6. Sea un tirador de primera — utilice boquillas de cierre automático. Se requiere que las mangueras tengan una boquilla que se cierra cuando se suelta el mango. Para más información: www.sjenvironment.org/waterconservation Environmental Services

est Program—is the biggest tree planting project on the planet. Its goal is to create a 2,800-mile long green belt to hold back the quickly expanding Gobi Desert and sequester millions of tons of carbon dioxide in the process. If all goes according to plan, the completion of the Green Wall by 2050 will increase forest cover across China from five to 15 percent overall. The Chinese government first conceived of the Green Wall project in the late 1970s to combat desertification along the country’s vast northwest rim. Soon thereafter, China’s top legislative body passed a resolution requiring every citizen over the age of 11 to plant at least three Poplar, Eucalyptus, Larch and other saplings every year to reinforce official reforestation efforts. But despite progress—according to the United Nations’ most recent Global Forest Resources Assessment, China increased its overall forest cover by 11,500 square miles (an area the size of Massachusetts) between 2000 and 2010, with ordinary citizens alone planting upwards of 60 billion trees— the situation is only getting worse. Analysts think China loses just as many square miles of grasslands and farms to desertification every year, so reforestation has proven to be an uphill battle. The encroaching Gobi has swallowed up entire villages and

small cities and continues to cause air pollution problems in Beijing and elsewhere while racking up some $50 billion a year in economic losses. And tens of millions of environmental refugees are looking for new homes in other parts of China and beyond in what makes America’s Dust Bowl of the 1930s look trivial in comparison. “The desertification of north and western China is arguably the most under-reported environmental crisis facing China today and is little understood outside the circles of NGOs [non-governmental organizations] and groups of scientists who are desperately fighting against it,” reports Sean Gallagher, an activist with Greenpeace. While climate change is certainly a big factor, Gallagher adds that overgrazing, water mismanagement, outdated agricultural methods and the swelling of human populations are also contributing to this wholesale conversion of the region’s once arable and habitable landscapes into sand dunes. “In China, approximately 20 percent of land is now classified as desert or arid, and desertification is adversely affecting the lives of over 400 million people in China alone.” More recently, the Green Wall project has taken on additional importance for its potential as a “carbon sink” to

store greenhouse gases that would otherwise find their way into the atmosphere and exacerbate global warming. But critics point out that it’s hard to quantify just how much carbon the Green Wall can store, and that plantations of fast-growing nonnative trees going in as part of the project don’t store as much carbon as more diverse, naturally occurring native forests. Regardless, the Chinese government is already talking up the Great Green Wall as key weapon in its arsenal to fight global warming and as proof to the rest of the world that China is taking strong steps to mitigate carbon emissions. With completion of the Great Green Wall still 35 years out, only time will tell how effective it will be as a solution for some of China’s (and the world’s) most vexing environmental problems. CONTACT: UN Global Forest Resources Assessment, www.fao.org/ docrep/013/i1757e/id1757e. pdf. EarthTalk® is produced by Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer and is a registered trademark of Earth Action Network Inc. View past columns at: www.earthtalk.org. Or e-mail us your question: earthtalk@emagazine.com.


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Fallout 4 is rumoured to be one of the big announcements out of E3 2015 in Los Angeles, CA.

Hello Games is set out to create what the call a, “Procedurally Generated Open Universe” game with ‘No Man’s Sky”. Tthe game will automatically generate planets, 18 quintillion total thanks to the game engine

Both Mario and Kingdom Hearts are established and adored franchises. What new offereings will they bring in the upcoming iterations?

Eduardo Hilario SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR After a 2014 that was middling or deeply upsetting for many gamers, it isn’t a surprise that most are hoping for a strong 2015 and 2016 to ease the sting of disappointment. The first several months of 2015 offer a number of promising games, but it won’t be until E3 in June that we’ll get an idea of how many blockbuster titles are shaping up and when their release dates will take place. While the lineup for E3 hasn’t been solidified, it’s simple to boil down the anticipated list for the event into a few releases. Bethesda is holding its first ever E3 2015 press conference, putting their name into the hat with the big game publishers like EA and Ubisoft. Now, the gaming community is incredibly excited because it means they have something big to announce. Sure, we’ll get our share of Elder Scrolls Online rubbish, but it’s also extremely likely that we’ll see a  Fallout 4  announced as well. The existence of  Fallout 4 has been rumored in the past, with many clues suggesting that the game will take place somewhere in Massachusetts. Still, it hasn’t been confirmed, but a game of this caliber would fit perfectly on the gaming industry’s biggest stage.

Square Enix made a big announcement at E3 2013 that made fans of the Kingdom Hearts series, the confirmed Development of Kingdom Hearts 3. Since 2005, there has been no direct sequel to Kingdom Hearts 2, only spin offs and HD remakes of Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2. Fans have been speculating since then when the game would be officially announced. With the news of its development in 2013, it’s pretty safe to say that Kingdom Hearts 3 will have some form of announcement at E3 2015, even if it’s just a trailer or game play, fans will be excited to final hear about the next installment in the series. No Man’s Sky is a bit of a surprise this year. Hello Games is set out to create what the call a, “Procedurally Generated Open Universe” game. Meaning that the game will automatically generate planets, 18 quintillion total thanks to the game engine it runs on, as you explore the cosmos. Your character, a space explorer, begins on randomly generated planet of the outer rim of a galaxy with no ship and it is up to you, the player to collect resources and build a capable enough ship to go out and explore the center of the galaxy. Space battles and randomly generated wildlife have been confirmed for the game. A personal favorite of mine this year, No man’s land will be a game that I’ll be hoping gets

some recognition at E3 this year.We’ve seen 3D remakes of 2D Super Mario levels, first-person perspective levels, and even a high-definition remake of the opening area of Super Mario 64. It’s clear that the Super Mario fan base is passionate about their games, and Mario Maker is like a loving little wink to them, as if to say, “Okay, let’s see what you can really do.” I’m exceptionally excited to see some of the challenging, fun, and sometimes insane levels that will come out of Mario Maker by the fans. I’m also excited to see these creations not get hit by cease and desist letters from Nintendo for once. E3 2015 is looking to have a strong presence when it comes to games this year. With the market saturated by triple A first person shooters, it’s nice to some more variety when it comes to the titans of gaming this year and at the first third of 2016. Being a avid gamer myself, I am very excited for lots of games that will hopefully get some recognition this year on the big stage at E3. It’s great to also see some older IP’s in gaming getting a new game so the newer generation of gamers can see what we, as youngsters, got excited about when we went to the local game store to buy.


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NEWSUSA They’ve reached what you could call the braking point. Fueled by anger over Uber and other ride-booking services’ own warnings that their drivers may pose a “risk,” critics are calling for a “Passenger Bill of Rights” that would serve as a stopgap until lawmakers act to officially crack down on the app-based industry’s most egregious safety issues. Safety -- or the lack of it -- has been a major concern ever since news reports began piling up of ride-booking drivers across the country being arrested for allegedly raping and assaulting passengers. And with the companies fighting efforts to subject their drivers to the same rigorous background checks as taxi and limousine drivers, the last straw may have been the discovery that the

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“terms of use” posted on their own websites appear to place the burden on passengers to decide who they’re willing to entrust their lives to behind the wheel. “By using the services,” Uber states, “you acknowledge that you may be exposed to situations involving third-party providers” -- meaning, their drivers -- “that are potentially unsafe, offensive, harmful to minors, or otherwise objectionable, and that use of third-party providers arranged or scheduled using the services is at your own risk.” And from Lyft, another top industry player: “Users understand and accept that Lyft has no control over the identity or actions of the riders and drivers. . . Drivers and riders use the services at their own risk.” The Bill of Rights intentionally includes all “ground

transportation,” not just appbased services like Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Whisk. That jibes with the stance of the non-profit National Limousine Association, which suggested the guidelines as part of its “Ride Responsibly” campaign, that “everyone be held to the same standards.” “As the global voice of the private driver transportation industry,” said Gary Buffo, the NLA’s president, “we feel it is our obligation to promote a safer and more accountable system for passengers and operators.” Among the rights passengers would be entitled to: * Proof of commercial-forhire licensing and certifications. * A safe and courteous driver covered by commercial vehicle insurance (which ridebooking drivers may or may not have). * A fully vetted and trained

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driver who’s undergone official criminal background checks and pre-hire drug testing. * Air-conditioning on request. * Fully functioning seat belts. * A quoted fare and final charge that match the agreed upon amount. * Assurance that the vehicle has undergone regular inspections and is certified as being safe. With a new Harris Poll showing a whopping 91 percent of Americans believe there should be mandatory rules and regulations for ride-hailing drivers, the NLA also stepped up pressure on lawmakers by setting up a website (www.rideresponsibly.org) to provide a forum for public debate on the issue.

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OPENS FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2015 After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) and his estranged wife make their way together from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save their only daughter. But their treacherous journey north is only the beginning. And when they think the worst may be over...it’s just getting started. The action thriller “San Andreas,” from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”

CHARLIZE THERON as Imperator Furiosa in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD.” Photo Credit: Jasin Boland.

AHORA EN CINES Torturado por su turbulento pasado, Mad Max cree que la soledad es la mejor forma para sobrevivir. Sin embargo, se deja llevar por un grupo que escapa a través de Wasteland en un vehículo de guerra conducido por Furiosa, unaImperatorde élite. Ellos están escapando de una ciudadela tiranizada por Immortan Joe, alguien a quien han robadode algo irremplazable. Enfurecido, el caudillo reúne a todas sus pandillas y persigue despiadadamente a los rebeldes en una Guerra de la Carretera de alto octanaje. Tom Hardy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) es el protagonista de “Mad Max: Fury Road”—la cuarta en la historia de la franquicia. La ganadora del Oscar®, Charlize Theron (“Monster,” “Prometheus”), es la Imperator llamada Furiosa. En la película también participan Nicholas Hoult (“XMen: Days of Future Past”) como Nux; Hugh Keays-Byrne (“Mad Max,” “Sleeping Beauty”) como Immortan Joe; Josh Helman (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) como Slit; Nathan Jones (“Conan the Barbarian”) como Rictus Erectus; conocidas colectivamente comoLas Esposas, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”) es The Spendid Angharad, Riley Keough (“Magic Mike”) es Capable, Zoë Kravitz (“Divergent”) interpreta a Toast the Knowing, Abbey Lee es The Dag, y Courtney Eaton es Cheedo the Fragile. También actúan en la película John Howard, Richard Carter, el cantante y compositor iOTA, Angus Sampson, Jennifer Hagan, Megan Gale, Melissa Jaffer, Melita Jurisic, Gillian Jones y Joy Smithers.

El cineasta ganador del Oscar® George Miller (“Happy Feet”) dirigió el filme a partir de un guión que escribió con Brendan McCarthy y Nico Lathouris. Miller también produjo el filme, junto con su socio de producción de toda la vida, el nominado al Oscar®Doug Mitchell (“Babe”, “Happy Feet”), y PJ Voeten. Iain Smith, Chris deFaria, Courtenay Valenti, Graham Burke, Bruce Berman y Steven Mnuchin fueron los productores ejecutivos. El equipo creativo detrás de cámaras incluyó al director de fotografía ganador del Oscar®, John Seale (“The English Patient”), al diseñador de producción Colin Gibson (“Babe”), a la editora Margaret Sixel (“Happy Feet”), a la diseñadora de vestuario ganadora del Oscar® Jenny Beavan (“A Room with a View”), al director de segunda unidad y coordinador de escenas de riesgo Guy Norris (“Australia”), y a la diseñadora de maquillaje Lesley Vanderwalt (“Knowing”). Warner Bros. Pictures presenta, en asociación con Village Roadshow Pictures, una producción de Kennedy Miller Mitchell, una película de George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” La película es distribuida por Warner Bros. Pictures, una Compañía de Warner Bros. Entertainment, y en territorios selectos por Village Roadshow Pictures. Esta película ha sido clasificada R por secuencias intensas de violencia y por imágenes perturbadoras. madmaxmovie.com

The film also stars Carla Gugino (“Night at the Museum,” TV’s “Entourage”), Alexandra Daddario (“Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” TV’s “True Detective”), Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer”), Archie Panjabi (TV’s “The Good Wife”), Hugo JohnstoneBurt (Australian TV’s “Home and Away”), Art Parkinson (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti (“Cinderella Man”). “San Andreas” is produced by Beau Flynn (“Hercu-

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les,” “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”). Richard Brener, Samuel J. Brown, Michael Disco, Toby Emmerich, Rob Cowan, Tripp Vinson and Bruce Berman serve as executive producers. The screenplay is by Carlton Cuse, story by Andre Fabrizio & Jeremy Passmore. The creative filmmaking team includes director of photography Steve Yedlin (“Looper”), production designer Barry Chusid (“The Day After Tomorrow”), editor Bob Ducsay (“Godzilla”), VFX producer Randall Starr (“Into the Storm”), VFX supervisor Colin Strause (“The Avengers”), and costume designer Wendy Chuck (“Twilight”). The music is by Andrew Lockington. “San Andreas” was shot on location in The Gold Coast and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The film is slated to open in theatres in both 3D and 2D on Friday, May 29, 2015. New Line Cinema presents, in Association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a FlynnPictureCo. Production, a Brad Peyton Film, “San Andreas.” It will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. “San Andreas” is rated PG-13 for intense disaster action and mayhem throughout, and brief strong language.


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Mota, monte, pasto, pot, cannabis y weed, son algunos de los sobre nombres con que se conoce la “marihuana” (cannabis sativa) Actualmente existe una gran controversia sobre su uso con fines medicinales y recreativos. En algunos países europeos, la utilización de esta hierba ha tomado un gran auge por sus aplicaciones y virtudes terapéuticas, aunque en las naciones de Latinoamérica se le sigue considerando como la puerta de entrada al abismo de las drogas.

nos dijo que la marihuana es adictiva en muchos casos como el de los jóvenes estudiantes, por ejemplo, y puede convertirse lastimosamente en la antesala al uso de drogas más fuertes, sin embargo; se ha comprobado que para muchos pacientes con enfermedades terminales ha resultado como un “elixir de vida’, ya que además de promover el apetito, les ayuda a sentirse más relajados y disminuye los efectos secundarios de la quimioterapia, en el caso de los enfermos de cáncer.

El agente químico activo de la marihuana es el tetrahidrocannabinol (THC), que puede ser ingerido al fumar, masticar sus hojas, o por medio de cápsulas; todo ello con el fin de calmar dolores que sufren los pacientes de HIV y cáncer, además se le considera auxiliar en el tratamiento de la artritis, el asma, el estrés y sirve también para tratar glaucomas y aliviar dolores de las reumas y la esclerosis múltiple, también se le conoce como un tranquilizante.

Enfermos de depresión también han encontrado alivio a su padecimiento fumando o ingiriendo marihuana en pequeñas dosis o dosis controladas. Si la marihuana es fumada o ingerida en dosis sin control, la depresión puede volverse más severa, señaló el Doctor. Lucía, una residente de San José nos comentó que por mucho tiempo había padecido de insomnio y estrés excesivo debido a varios eventos dramáticos que le ocurrieron en un lapso bastante corto, ella afirma que no le ayudaba mucho el medicamento que le recetaron y sintió alivio hasta que comenzó a ingerir galletas de marihuana, según

Platicando con un Doctor general de Santa Clara Valley Medical, quién prefirió que omitiéramos su nombre por lo controversial del tema,

su propia experiencia al combinar los medicamentos y el cannabis logró estabilizarse y ahora goza de muy buena salud física y emocional. Existen diversos tipos de cannabis desde los más ligeros hasta los más fuertes. La marihuana se ha venido usando con fines medicinales desde hace más de mil años, en la India y en otros países de Asia. Actualmente Canadá es el único país de América que no penaliza el consumo recreativo y además autoriza el uso terapéutico. En los Estados Unidos, California es uno de los estados de la nación que autoriza el uso de la marihuana con fines médicos gracias a la iniciativa de Ley, Propuesta 215. Para muchos la marihuana es una droga que fastidia la vida de millares de jóvenes adolescentes, para otros es como un elixir que les ayuda a soportar con menos dolor la cruz de sus padecimientos. La recomendación general es usar todo con medida y tener mucha precaución. ¿Usted qué opina, la Marihuana es simplemente una droga o puede reconocerse también como medicina?


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Still Important 25 Years Later Former Miss Deaf America Says Act Helped Tear Down Barriers Ginny Grimsley The day the Americans With Disabilities Act passed in 1990, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin delivered a speech from the Senate floor in a way most of his colleagues didn’t understand. Harkin, the bill’s sponsor, used sign language for the benefit of his brother who was deaf and had taught Harkin this lesson: “People should be judged on the basis of their abilities and not on the basis of their disabilities.” With the country marking the Act’s 25th anniversary, Brandi Rarus, a former Miss Deaf America, remembers how important it was for people with disabilities to make it known they would no longer allow others to set limits on what they could achieve. “Those of us with disabilities face many barriers,” says Rarus, co-author with Gail Harris of the book “Finding Zoe: A Deaf Woman’s Story of Identity, Love and Adoption.” (www.brandirarus. com) “Some of those are unavoidable. I can’t listen to the radio as I drive to work in the morning. Often, because of communication barriers, I have to work twice as hard as a hearing person. Instead of taking me five minutes to make a doctor’s appointment, it takes me 10.”

But some barriers are avoidable, Rarus says. And that’s why the Americans With Disabilities Act has played such an important role in people’s lives for the last 25 years. The ADA prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities when it comes to employment issues. The Act also requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for a disability unless it causes an “undue hardship.” Harris, a professional storyteller and Rarus’ co-author, says that although Rarus is deaf, her life struggles are similar to everyone’s. “We can all relate to finding our place in the world and fitting in, about self-acceptance, about being judged and judging others, and how we must look past all that to fulfill our dreams,” says Harris. (www.gailharrisauthor. com) The U.S. Department of Labor says many concerns about the ADA never materialized. According to the department: • Complying isn’t expensive. The majority of workers with disabilities do not need accommodations, and for those who do, the cost is usually minimal. In fact, 57 percent of accommodations cost nothing, according to the Job Accommodation Network, a service from the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. •  Lawsuits have not flooded the courts. The majority of ADA employmentrelated disputes are resolved through informal negotiation or mediation. The Equal Employment Opportunity

Commission, which enforces the ADA’s employment provisions, investigates the merits of each case and offers alternatives to litigation. The number of ADA employment-related cases represents a tiny percentage of the millions of employers in the U.S. • The ADA is rarely misused. If an individual files a complaint under the ADA and does not have a condition that meets its definition of disability, the complaint is dismissed. While claims by people with false or minor conditions may get media attention, the reality is these complaints are usually dismissed. Rarus, who became deaf at age 6 when she contracted spinal meningitis, was making strides toward success even before the passage of the ADA. Winning the Miss Deaf America crown in 1988 led to numerous opportunities. She signed the National Anthem at a Chicago Cubs game. She spoke at corporate conferences and traveled the country speaking out for deaf children and building awareness of what it means to be deaf. She was understudy for Marlee Matlin in the play “Children of a Lesser God.” Her latest project is “Finding Zoe.” The book Rarus and Harris joined forces to write tells the story of Rarus’ early years as she learned to live with being deaf, but the focal point becomes her effort to adopt Zoe, a deaf infant caught in the foster care system. Harris, upon collaborating with Rarus on her story, was on a mission to help bring it

Former Miss Deaf America Brandi Rarus continues to build awareness of what it means to be deaf.

forth, as everyone is deserving of basic human rights. “People don’t realize what the deaf have gone through,” she says. Working with Rarus and the anniversary of the

ADA have reminded her of the challenges all people face, whether black or white, deaf or hearing, gay or straight. “It’s how we deal with them that counts,” Harris says.

“Brandi’s courage and tenacity can get us thinking about our own vulnerabilities and how they can make us strong.”


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San Jose CALIFORNIA San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and the San Jose Sharks announced last week that an agreement has been reached between the Sharks and the City of San José for a lease extension to allow the Sharks to remain at SAP Center at San Jose potentially through 2040. The terms of the agreement will be discussed by the Mayor and City Council in a public hearing on Tues., May 19 in the San José City Council Chambers. The Sharks have called SAP Center home since the building’s inception in 1993. The current lease agreement between the City and the Sharks, amended in 2001, runs through June 30, 2018. The newly-negotiated extension states that Sharks Sports & Entertainment will continue to manage and operate the City-owned SAP Center and that the Sharks will play their home games at the facility on a fixed-term through 2025 ten calendar years from now. Beginning in 2026, the lease will renew on an annual basis through the year 2040. “I am very pleased that we have been able to reach an agreement with the City of San José to keep the Sharks where they belong - in downtown San José,” said Sharks Sports & Entertainment Majority Owner Hasso Plattner. “I love this arena and this is the only place we want to call home. I want to thank Mayor Liccardo and the City Coun-

cil for their support throughout these discussions. Our fans are what truly make SAP Center a special place the best home-ice advantage in hockey - and we’re excited that the Sharks will remain here long term.” “Since its opening two decades ago as the home of the San Jose Sharks, the SAP Center has consistently ranked amongst the busiest indoor sports and entertainment facilities in the country,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “The Sharks are a major tenant to our downtown, generating millions in economic development for our City, and their success is paramount as we plan for the future. We thank Sharks Sports & Entertainment for their commitment to San José and for the significant investments and contributions that it makes in the community.” “We are excited to extend the wonderful partnership the City of San José and the Sharks have had for more than 20 years,” said Chief Operating Officer John Tortora. “SAP Center has generated tens of millions of dollars for the City and hosted unparalleled events for San José residents, bringing millions of visitors to the downtown area and filling local hotels and restaurants. This deal ensures that Sharks Sports & Entertainment can continue to operate a world-class facility for the citizens of San José and the region.” “The agreement between the City of San Jose and the

San Jose Sharks to extend the team’s lease is wonderful news for the National Hockey League, for the Sharks and, most importantly - for the great fans in San Jose, who make ‘The Shark Tank’ one of our loudest and most exciting arenas,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “The lease extension underscores Hasso Plattner’s commitment to the San Jose community, provides the long-term continuity that he always has prioritized, and ensures that one of our proudest and most-successful franchises will stay at SAP Center for many years to come.” SAP Center is annually ranked by Pollstar Magazine as a top-five arena in the United States and a top-ten arena in the world in terms of non-sports tickets sold each year, and hosts an average more than 150 events per year. That number is slated to increase this year with the addition of the American Hockey League’s San Jose Barracuda, who are relocating to San José beginning this October. Since SAP Center’s opening on Sept, 8, 1993, nearly 35 million people have stepped through the arena’s doors, attending a wide variety of world-class sports entertainment, including: San Jose Sharks hockey, NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, US Olympic Trials - Gymnastics, ATP Tennis, WWE wrestling events, and the AFL ArenaBowl.

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