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THE PRESIDENT MUST NOT 'BE ABOVE THE L AW'

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR America has to thank Donald J. Trump for exposing a serious governance flaw which needs to be immediately addressed by the U.S. Congress and all political parties. That flaw is that currently, certain legal interpretations are essentially, “whatever the President does is legal.” This interpretation of current law and the U.S. Constitution was first stated during the Nixon Administration in 1973. Former President Richard M. Nixon said, “WHEN THE PRESIDENT DOES IT, IT IS NOT ILLEGAL.” This statement is attributed to former President Nixon just after that Watergate incident. (Source: NPR, 05.14.17). The Watergate burglary ordered by President Nixon was that he ended up resigning to avoid certain impeachment by the U.S. Congress. The Founding Fathers of America's U.S. Constitution were very concerned about the concentration of 'governing power' which led to the creation of a system of checks and balances between the U.S. Congress, the Judiciary (U.S. Supreme Court), and the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, headed by the 'Office of the President'. Presently, there are no effective measures which amount to checks and balances on the President

of the United States. Up to now, all has relied on the level of conformance to morality and ethics practiced by the individual elected to the Presidency. Donald J. Trump knows that whatever the President does is not illegal, because this loophole has never been 'plugged' by appropriately enacted laws and their standards or regulations. HE KNEW HE WAS NOT VIOLATING ANY LAW WHEN HE REFUSED TO REVEAL HIS FINANCIAL AFFAIRS; WHEN HE APPOINTED FAMILY MEMBERS TO WHITE HOUSE POSITIONS (THIS IS NEPOTISM); WHEN HE RECEIVED AND ENTERTAINED FOREIGN DIGNITARIES AT HIS HOTELS OR GOLF RESORT FACILITIES. Allegedly foreign dignitaries are staying at Trump hotel and resort properties in order to curry favor. Trump has allegedly profited from all these personal practices which are not prohibited by existing law and regulatory standards. 'We, The People', will end up paying for all of these actions which end up putting money, business permits and licenses, and 'prior privileged access to information' when his family members or loyal cronies are invited by this President to be present at meetings, state dinners, and other state events where public policy decisions are being discussed. Having this advanced knowledge and information often provides an opportunity to reduce business risks and to realize profitable business sequelae. Today the Democratic Party is in the minority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

The U.S. Supreme Court currently has five justices who are proconservative and this judiciary check & balance only works when a legal case works its way through the federal court systems all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court for adjudication. Simply stated, the conservative Republican Party controls and influences all three arms of the present U.S. federal government: the White House, the U.S. Congress, and the Judiciary. Furthermore, the U.S. Congress allegedly has been gridlocked by special interest DARK MONEY. And every commercial enterprise exercises its right to be a corporate individual which speaks through its special interest lobbyists coupled with election campaign contributions. As I wrote this opinion piece, the Anderson-Cooper 360 CNN program (05.15.17) reported 'breaking news' in the form of a Washington Post report alleging that President Trump, during his meeting with Russia's Ambassador last week, revealed highly classified information which was not to be shared with anyone at any time nor any place. May I suggest that Mr. Trump be oriented regarding the meaning of EMBARGOED? This journalism term conveys information which is not to be released to the public at all unless very specific criteria are met (date, time, 'need to know'). Maybe American intelligence agencies need to use 'embargoed' rather than 'classified' when divulging sensitive information to Mr. Trump. (My brother Guadalupe Morales served as a cryptologist during the Korean Conflict...He still will not divulge anything about his experiences as a cryptologist...even 65 years later!).

Reliable information is essential to anticipation and planning of national policy and the implementation of actions or responses. Expert professionals can reverse engineer any statement to learn sources and methods used. Wall Street knows all about this and prohibits insider trading for the same reasons. WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THIS DIRE SITUATION? 'We, The People' must be willing to pay attention and be committed to having laws enacted which prevent these sorts of 'self-serving' outcomes from ever again endangering this unique democracy. Each political party (especially Democratic and Republican) must establish enforceable standards which, if not complied to, result in the disqualification of an individual of ever becoming President of the United States. These qualification criteria do not exist at this time. The approach taken today is whether or not this individual can get the votes needed to be elected. Mainstream media executives must be held responsible for providing Trump with excessive publicity. Think of all those corporate TV executives who decided to focus on Trump so as to have high viewership numbers. The other 16 Republican presidential aspirants never received equal exposure time per FCC regulations. In addition, neither party, Republican nor Democrat, set enforced standards of propriety. Trump was allowed to perform 'individualized character assassination' on each of his competitors, one at a time. Where were those responsible for enforcement of violations? Trump

used profanities, confrontational language, bullying tactics, abusive language to women, ethnic and faith groups. The conduct of this election campaign reached a new low level in terms of decency and civility. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? First: The 'Emoluments' section of the U.S. Constitution must become fully defined. The U.S. Congress has the responsibility to achieve this by enacting appropriate laws defining standards which, if not met by a presidential candidate, result in disqualification. Candidates for the Presidency and VicePresidency must become totally transparent. Their IRS submittals must be subjected to scrutiny which exposes all potential conflicts of interest. A suggestion: Have a panel of Federal Judges having life time appointments become responsible for review in confidence of each candidates 'personal estate' and report their findings to 'We, The People'. Laws which prohibit NEPOTISM in all its possible forms must apply to all elected officials, especially the President. The commission of a FELONY by a sitting President must result in impeachment. The commission of TREASON must result in IMPEACHMENT. IF AMERICA IS TO BE A NATION OF LAW AND ORDER, THEN NO ONE INDIVIDUAL CAN BE EXEMPT. THE PRESIDENT MUST BE SUBJECT TO ALL THE LAWS OF THE LAND. NO ELECTED OFFICIAL, ESPECIALLY THE PRESIDENT, CAN BE ABOVE THE LAW.

MUÉSTRAME TU HUMANIDAD Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana La promulgación de la polémica legislación de SB4 de Texas, firmada por el gobernador Gregg Abbott a través de Facebook, donde no tuvo que responder preguntas de la prensa incómoda, detonó un tsunami de críticas no sólo de grupos de defensa de migrantes, sino también de organizaciones defensoras de las libertades civilices y hasta de autoridades de su propio estado. Conocida como la ley “Muéstrame Tus Papeles” la ley que entrará en vigor el primero de septiembre faculta a los policías a actuar como agentes migratorios, prohíbe las ciudades santuario y obliga a las agencias estatales y locales del orden a acatar las órdenes federales de retención de migrantes.

“Esta es una medida draconiana, es un asalto a la Constitución de los Estados Unidos tratar de empoderar a todos los representantes no sólo de las agencias estatales sino locales… es una intrusión ilegal por parte del gobernador de Texas tratar de ser el agente migratorio”, afirma el abogado migratorio Silverio Coy. Su perspectiva parece ser compartida por la ciudad de El Cenizo que, acompañada de la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos (LULAC), presentó la primera demanda en contra de ley. “La demanda es precisamente para detener la implementación de esta ley… que es discriminatoria. Es importante reconocer que cualquier tipo de ley que ponga en riesgo la seguridad de nuestras comunidades debe de tomarse muy en serio”, declaró el alcalde de El Cenizo, Raúl Reyes.

A la primera demanda se sumará en los próximos días otra de la Fundación Mexicano Americana de Defensa Legal (MALDEF), uno de los grupos demandados preventivamente por el procurador de Texas, Ken Paxton, como antes lo intentó hacer infructuosamente hace más de 20 años Pete Wilson, con otra controversial iniciativa anti-inmigrante, la Proposición 187 de California. Las organizaciones de defensa de los migrantes confían que los tribunales harán con la SB4 de Texas lo que antes hicieron en 2010 contra la no menos polémica legislación SB1070 de Arizona, que fue bloqueada casi en su totalidad, aún, cuando la Suprema Corte de Justicia preservó una cláusula que permite a policías de Arizona checar el estatus migratorio de personas detenidas.

Apenas la semana pasada, el gobernador de California Jerry Brown aprobó un presupuesto adicional de 15 millones de dólares para expandir la defensa legal de indocumentados que enfrentan casos de deportación, en momentos de un aumento en el número de inmigrantes que enfrentan procesos de remoción pese a no tener antecedentes criminales. El contraste entre las acciones de los gobernadores de Texas y California no podría ser mayor. Para el primero, la SB 4 busca enviar el mensaje de que en su estado no son bienvenidos cierto tipo de migrantes. Para el segundo, sus acciones son un reconocimiento de que la tolerancia, la diversidad y la compasión siguen siendo valores que hacen más fuerte a este país.

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR! Sacred Waters, City Streets: The Art of Juana Alicia April 15, 2017 – May 26, 2017 Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curators/Artists: Juana Alicia Araiza and Tirso Araiza Juan R. Fuentes Gallery/Accion Latina 2958 24th Street San Francisco, CA  94110 (415) 648-1045 http://accionlatina.org/en/art-gallery/ Photo Credit: Juana Alicia Araiza

facebook.com/eonewssj twitter.com/eonews instagram.com/eonews FINDING SAN JOSE Friday May 19, 2017 / All Day Akiyama Wellness Center 110 Jackson St San Jose, CA $12 - $15

TIGER CLAW ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP Friday May 19, 2017 / 7pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA $70 - $125

AIM FOR SEVA PRESENTS “SHANKAR MAHADEVAN CONCERT” Saturday May 20, 2017 / 6:30pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $49 - $250

CLEO CONFERENCE 2017 Friday May 19, 2017 / 7:30am San Jose Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $80 - $1,170

THE BLUES SISTERS Friday May 19, 2017 / 8pm Theatre on San Pedro Square 29 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $15 - $42

PULITZER-NOMINATED “RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN” Saturday May 20, 2017 / 8pm City Lights Theater Company 529 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $21 - $37

LEGACY FOR CHILDREN AWARD 2017 Friday May 19, 2017 / 6pm McEnry Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $500 - $50,000

MARQUEZ BROTHERS ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS “SIN BANDERA” Friday May 19, 2017 / 8pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $56 - $126

SAN JOSE SIGNS PROJECT Sunday May 21, 2017 / 1pm San Jose Improv 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA Free

CMT SAN JOSE PRESENTS “EVITA” Friday May 19, 2017 / 7pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $20 - $25

SAN JOSE MUSICAL THEATRE PRESENTS “ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE” Friday May 19, 2017 / 8pm Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant 33 E San Fernando St San Jose, CA $25 - $50

THE MAKING OF AN EPIDEMIC: POLYPHARMACY IN THE TREATMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH Sunday May 21, 2017 / 3pm Café Stritch 374 S 1st St San Jose, CA Free for students and member, $10 for non membersarking for guests ages 50+


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EDUCATION

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HOW TWO LOCAL TEENS BECAME COLLEGE-READY

Three tips for choosing the right high school

to attend a school that looks and operates so differently from what one’s parents experienced. It requires a transition for the whole family, especially for parents eager to be supportive. That takes time and collaboration. Seize opportunities Putting in extra work to drive your own learning and create meaningful relationships within a small community can also come with big opportunities. Both Verdusco and Morales pursued programs that allowed them to continue learning elsewhere. Verdusco, for example, took part in a four-week community-building trip to Nicaragua. Aside from getting a taste of independence, the trip opened Verdusco up to the world outside of his city. He taught local students English—a lifechanging opportunity for Verdusco as well

MAY 19 - 25, 2017 as the students with whom he worked. At the encouragement of his Spanish teacher, Morales applied for and was accepted to the Chicano Latino Leadership Project—a three-day overnight program in the summer. Not only did it give Morales a taste of the college application process as well as college life, he learned about his culture and how to be a leader based on that rich history. In the end, it was finding the right community and support that made a difference for both students. “Summit has a strong community with a mentor who is constantly checking in. It showed me that there are people who care,” Verdusco said, reflecting on his time at Rainier. “Summit pushes us to do our best—mentally and physically, in and out of school. Summit is always there for us.”

Araiza Verdusco and Luis Morales Photo Credit: Lupe Trujillo/Summit Rainier

Special to El Observador When choosing a high school, there are many factors to consider. Among the biggest consideration for many is whether a school will help prepare each student for college. Looking at the class of 2016, about 55 percent of high school graduates in Santa Clara County met the UC requirements for college preparedness. That number slipped locally to 31.8 percent when looking at just Hispanic students—below the statewide success rate of 37.2 percent for this same group of students who make up a large percentage of those enrolled in local schools. By contrast, every single graduate at Summit Rainier, a San Jose high school which serves over 60 percent Hispanic students, meets the college readiness requirements. Among the success stories in those statistics are two students: 17-year-old Jorge Araiza Verdusco and Luis Morales, 18 who will be majoring in business when they begin college in the fall. Both were born and raised in San Jose and will be the first in their families to attend college. While preparing for success after high school is never easy, the college-bound seniors recently shared tips for the many families currently choosing a high school for the fall. Be realistic about your needs Morales looks at schools that offered smaller classroom environments as well as a focus on college preparation—support he knew he needed. Morales found that support at a school that also had a strong community that encouraged him. For example, Morales has worked closely with a Summit mentor for multiple years—a

teacher who not only supported his academics but also was a critical partner in planning for college. “The opportunities given at Summit—to start thinking about and guiding yourself to have a better future—I didn’t realize it until I had communication with those who went to other high schools. It was eye-opening,” he said. Verdusco also considered basic logistics in his decision, like access to technology. At Rainier, he was given a laptop. At the time, he didn’t have a smart phone or a laptop. Having access to the technology needed to research, write and complete any project freed Verdusco from trying to answer the simple question of access. Without the laptop, he would have spent lots of time on logistics like how to get to the library, or which family member had a computer available, rather than working on his studies. Embrace change and challenges Technology was an attractive feature in the school choice process for both Verdusco and Morales, but it also came with responsibility. Students take control of the pace of learning at Rainier, and that was a transition for both students. For Morales, the college-like structure made him realize the importance of time management. It also highlighted how he would create undue stress on himself at times. These mistakes became lessons. He began to take responsibility for the outcomes of his decisions. He also began to see the connection between the choices he made every day to accomplishing the goals he’d set for himself. Verdusco agreed, adding it can be difficult

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YOUR GUIDE TO HAPPY SUMMER CAMPING

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Summer is almost here! As a kid, I loved having three months off of school, but I know it was stressful for my parents, especially because they worked full time. Summer camps are a great way to reduce parental stress because they ensure that children are occupied and supervised while caretakers are at work. I remember having a great time crafting, singing and making s’mores at various summer camps throughout my childhood. Choosing a camp, however, can be overwhelming. There are many types of summer camps. Some last the whole summer, while others last only a few days.

There are day camps, which take place during normal working hours, as well as overnight camps. Which type of camp you choose depends on you and your child’s needs. The specific camp you choose is important as well. In 2016, Better Business Bureau (BBB) received around 100 complaints about camps nationwide. Common complaints involved issues with registration, problems receiving refunds and poor service. The following BBB tips will help you choose a camp with a proven track record for ensuring the safety, health and satisfaction of its attendees: • Do your research. Start your search at bbb. org. BBB Business Profiles include contact

information, a BBB rating, complaint history and reviews from past customers. You can also use the BBB Accredited Business Directory to find a trustworthy camp near you. If a camp is a non-profit, you’ll be able to find more information through give.org, which is run by BBB Wise Giving Alliance (WGA). Many summer camps are run by BBB Accredited Charities, which meet 20 comprehensive Standards of Charity Accountability. Look at other online reviews as well to get a better picture of others’ experiences, and ask friends and family for recommendations. • Are they licensed? The California Department of Public Health requires resident (overnight) camps to be licensed. However, day camps aren’t required to have a license. The American Camp Association (acacamps.org) accredits camps that have met up to 300 nationally recognized standards. Accreditation is voluntary. • Visit the camp if possible. It’s important to look beyond glossy brochures and potentially deceiving pictures on websites. If you can, visit the camp in person to evaluate the living, eating and recreational facilities. You’ll be able to meet the staff and ask questions. If you aren’t able to visit it’s even more important to do your research. Look for photos posted by past campers – don’t just rely on images provided by the camp. • Understand the fees and payments. A deposit is usually required to reserve your child’s spot, and it’s only sometimes refundable. Know the total cost of the

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camp and when payments are due, and see if payment plans are available. Understand the refund policy – if there’s an emergency and your child can’t attend, what percent of your money will be refunded? Know whether meals and transportation are included, and if you’ll have to pay extra for certain activities. Inquire about financial aid and available scholarships. Make sure everything is included in a written contract, and keep a copy. • Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and consider it a red flag if a camp is hesitant to answer them. What’s the daily schedule for campers? What medical facilities are on site and what are the medical care procedures? How is homesickness dealt with? Are children able to communicate with parents, and if so, how? What are children required to bring and what’s provided? How is safety prioritized? How are staffers screened? What’s the camper to staff ratio? What’s the camper and staffer return rate? What background does the camp director have? If it’s a specialty camp, what expertise do staffers possess? • Think about a backup plan. Just in case the camp is closed, the session is cancelled or your child is no longer able to attend, have a backup plan in place. This could be another form of child care or a different camp or summer program. Research these options in advance. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

CÓMO ELEGIR UN CAMPAMENTO DE VERANO Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau ¡El verano está casi aquí! Cuando yo era niña, me encantaba tener tres meses fuera de la escuela, pero sé que era estresante para mis padres, especialmente porque trabajaban a tiempo completo. Los campamentos de verano son una excelente manera de reducir el estrés de los padres porque aseguran que los niños están ocupados y supervisados mientras los cuidadores trabajan. Recuerdo haber tenido un gran tiempo haciendo artesanías, cantando y haciendo s’mores en varios campamentos de verano durante mi niñez. Eligiendo un campamento de verano, sin embargo, puede ser difícil. Hay mucho tipos – algunos duran todo el verano, mientras que otros duran sólo unos días. Hay campamentos de día así como campamentos residenciales. El tipo de campamento que elija depende de las necesidades de usted y de su hijo. El campamento específico que usted elija es importante también. En 2016, Better Business Bureau (BBB) recibió alrededor de 100 quejas sobre campamentos. Las quejas más comunes involucraron problemas con el registro, problemas con reembolsos y mal servicio.

Los siguientes consejos de su BBB le ayudarán a elegir un campamento de verano con un historial probado para garantizar la seguridad, la salud y la satisfacción de campistas:

Asociación Americana de Campamentos (acacamps.org) acredita campamentos que cumplen con 300 estándares que son reconocidos a nivel nacional. La acreditación es voluntaria.

• Haga su investigación. Inicie su búsqueda en bbb.org. Los Perfiles de Negocios de BBB incluyen información de contacto, una calificación, un historial de quejas y comentarios de clientes anteriores. También puede usar el Directorio de Negocios Acreditados por BBB para encontrar un campamento de confianza cerca de usted. Si un campamento es una organización sin fines de lucro, puede obtener más información a través de give.org, que es administrado por la Alianza de Dar Sabiamente (WGA) de BBB. Muchos campamentos de verano son dirigidos por Caridades Acreditadas por BBB que cumplen con 20 Estándares de Responsabilidad Caritativa. Echa un vistazo a otras reseñas en línea para obtener una mejor idea de las experiencias de otros, y pide a amigos y familiares para sus recomendaciones.

• Visite el campamento si es posible. Folletos y fotos en el sitio web del campamento pueden ser engañosas. Si es posible, visite el campamento en persona para evaluar las comodidades de dormir y comer y las actividades. Usted será capaz de conocer al personal y hacer preguntas. Si usted no puede visitar, es aún más importante hacer su investigación. Busque en línea fotos publicadas por campistas anteriores – no debe basar su opinión sólo en las imágenes proporcionadas por el campamento.

• ¿Están licenciados? El Departamento de Salud Pública de California requiere que los campamentos residenciales sean licenciados. Sin embargo, los campamentos de día no están obligados a tener una licencia. La

• Entienda los honorarios y costos. Un depósito es generalmente requerido, y normalmente no es reembolsable. Sepa el costo total del campamento y cuando los pagos son debidos, y vea si hay planes de pago disponibles. Entienda la política de reembolso – si hay una emergencia y su hijo no puede ir al campamento, ¿qué porcentaje de su dinero será reembolsado? Sepa si la comida y el transporte están incluidos, y si usted tendrá que pagar más por ciertas actividades. Pregunte sobre ayuda financiera y becas. Asegúrese de que todo está incluido

en un contrato escrito y tome una copia. • Haga preguntas. No debe tener miedo de hacer preguntas, y considérelo una señal de alerta si un campamento no quiere responder. ¿Qué es el horario diario para los campistas? ¿Cuáles son las facilidades médicas y cuáles son los procedimientos de atención médica? ¿Cómo se trata la nostalgia? ¿Son los niños capaces de contactar a los padres, y si es así, cómo? ¿Qué se requiere que los niños traigan y que se les proporciona? ¿Cómo se prioriza la seguridad? ¿Cómo se examinan los empleados? ¿Qué es la proporción de campistas a empleados? ¿Vuelven los campistas y los empleados con frecuencia? ¿Qué antecedentes tiene el director del campamento? Si es un campamento especializado, ¿qué experiencia tienen los empleados? • Tenga un plan de respaldo. En caso de que el campamento está cerrado, la sesión esta cancelada o su hijo ya no puede ir, debe tener un plan de respaldo. Esto pude ser un programa o campamento de verano diferente. Investigue estas opciones de antemano. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 8442000, o en goldengate.bbb.org.


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TATUADO Y ARREPENTIDO: ELIMINACIÓN DE TATUAJES FDA

Ese tatuaje de una antigua novia en el brazo —que parecía una idea maravillosa hace unos años— actualmente le causa un poco de vergüenza. Y a su esposa tampoco le gusta demasiado. Quizás usted no sepa que la FDA considera que las tintas que se utilizan en los tatuajes son cosméticos, y nuestra agencia toma medidas para proteger a los consumidores cuando surgen temas de seguridad relacionados con estas tintas. Por el otro lado del proceso de tatuar, la FDA también regula los dispositivos láser que se utilizan para eliminar tatuajes. La FDA ha autorizado para su comercialización varios tipos de láser como dispositivos a base de luz de uso bajo prescripción para el aclaramiento o la eliminación de tatuajes. Una compañía de Massachusetts recibió recientemente la autorización de la FDA para comercializar su estación de trabajo con láser para la eliminación de tatuajes y lesiones cutáneas (en la piel) benignas. De acuerdo con una encuesta realizada en enero de 2012 por el encuestador Harris Interactive, 1 de cada 8 (14%) del 21% de adultos estadounidenses que tienen tatuajes lamentan habérselo hecho. Y la Sociedad Americana de Cirugía Dermatológica (ASDS) informa que en 2011 sus médicos realizaron aproximadamente 100,000 procedimientos de eliminación de tatuajes,

La autorización de la FDA significa que este método de eliminar tatuajes cumple con los requisitos de seguridad y efectividad del organismo, según el dermatólogo de la FDA, el Dr. Markham Luke. Otros métodos incluyen la dermoabrasión—significa “lijar” la capa superior de la piel—y la escisión—el recorte del área del tatuaje con la posterior costura de la piel para volverla a unir.

superando los 86,000 realizados en el año 2010. Desafortunadamente, eliminar un tatuaje no es tan simple como cambiar de idea. Los artistas crean tatuajes utilizando una máquina eléctrica que mueve una aguja hacia arriba y hacia abajo para inyectar tinta dentro de la piel, penetrando en la epidermis, o capa exterior, y depositando una gota de tinta dentro de la dermis, la segunda capa. Las células de la dermis son más estables en comparación con las de la epidermis, por lo tanto la tinta permanecerá mayormente en su lugar durante la vida de una persona. El propósito de los tatuajes es ser permanentes.

También existen ungüentos y cremas para que usted mismo elimine los tatuajes, que se pueden adquirir online. “La FDA no los ha aprobado, y no tiene conocimiento de ninguna evidencia clínica de que funcionen”, dice Luke. Además, Luke sostiene que los ungüentos y las cremas para eliminar tatuajes pueden causar reacciones inesperadas durante el procedimiento, como erupciones, quemazón, cicatrices o cambios en la pigmentación de la piel.

Una manera efectiva y segura de eliminar tatuajes es a través de cirugía láser, realizada por un dermatólogo especializado en la eliminación de tatuajes, dice Mehmet Kosoglu de la FDA, que revisa solicitudes para autorizaciones de comercialización de dispositivos láser.

¿Cómo funciona? Con la eliminación láser, los pulsos de energía láser de alta intensidad atraviesan la epidermis y son absorbidos en forma selectiva por el pigmento del tatuaje. El láser rompe el pigmento en partículas más pequeñas, que pueden ser metabolizadas o excretadas por el organismo, o transportadas y almacenadas en los ganglios linfáticos o en otros tejidos, explica Kosoglu.  

Los láseres se han utilizados durante décadas “Láser” significa amplificación de luz por emisión estimulada de radiación. Kosoglu dice que los láseres pulsados, que emiten energía de luz concentrada en ráfagas cortas, o pulsos, se han utilizado para eliminar tatuajes durante más de 20 años. 

El tipo de láser que se utiliza para eliminar un tatuaje depende de los colores del pigmento del tatuaje, agrega. Debido a que cada color de tinta absorbe diferentes longitudes de onda de luz, los tatuajes multicolores pueden requerir el uso de

No obstante, puede ser un proceso doloroso. “La eliminación completa, sin cicatrices, a veces no es posible”, observa Kosoglu.

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Happy Hollow is not just a place for kids! Join our early morning Senior Safari Walkabout. Get some exercise while enjoying the beautiful sights and sounds of Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Seniors are invited to challenge their minds, get a little (or a lot) of exercise, and gain unique knowledge into the wonders of the natural world in an atmosphere sure to make you feel like a kid again!

Animal Meet & Greets, highlighted routes for the 10,000 Step Program, and see the Zoo wake-up. Healthy breakfasts will be available for purchase.

Senior Safari runs every 4th Thursday of the month from May to October. Senior Safari Walkabout is Presented by Health Trust For more information, contact 408-794-6400

¿Duele? “Eso depende del capacidad de dolor de una persona”, dice Kosoglu. Algunas personas comparan la sensación de la eliminación láser con ser salpicado con gotas de grasa de tocino caliente o con recibir golpes de una bandita elástica contra la piel. Un dermatólogo capacitado podrá ajustar el tratamiento al nivel de comodidad del paciente. En general, con un sólo tratamiento láser no es suficiente. De acuerdo con la Academia Americana de Dermatología, el procedimiento requiere múltiples tratamientos (normalmente de 6 a 10) dependiendo del tamaño y de los colores del tatuaje, y requiere algunas semanas de tiempo de cicatrización entre los procedimientos. Algunos efectos secundarios pueden incluir puntos sangrantes, enrojecimiento o dolor, ninguno de los cuales dura por mucho tiempo. Luke dice que estos dispositivos láser están autorizados para su uso por un profesional del cuidado de la salud, o bajo la supervisión de éste. El procedimiento de eliminación requiere utilizar el tipo de láser correcto, comprender la reacción del tejido frente al láser, y saber cómo tratar el área después del procedimiento. “Si tiene alguna duda con respecto a la eliminación de un tatuaje, es una buena idea que le consulte a su dermatólogo, que tiene conocimiento sobre tratamientos láser”, concluye Luke.

LA CIUDAD DE SAN JOSÉ ESTÁ DESARROLLANDO SU PLAN DE ACCIÓN ANUAL (AAP) 2017-18. ESTA NOTIFICACIÓN PROVEE UN HORARIO DE AUDIENCIAS PÚBLICAS Y OPORTUNIDADES PARA COMENTARIOS PÚBLICOS.

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múltiples láseres. Los colores más claros, como el verde, el rojo y el amarillo, son los más difíciles de eliminar, mientras que el azul y el negro son los más fáciles.

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El Plan de Acción Anual identifica las necesidades del desarrollo de viviendas y comunidades de la Ciudad, y provee un plan de acción de un año para demostrar cómo la Ciudad invertirá los fondos federales para resolver esas necesidades. Estos fondos, que incluyen Fondos para el Desarrollo de Comunidades (CDBG), Fondo para Refugio de Emergencia (ESG), HOME Socidades Inversionistas (HOME), y Oportunidad de Viviendas para Personas con SIDA/AIDS (HOPWA), tienen un promedio de aproximadamente $12 millones anuales dependiendo del presupuesto federal anual. El desarrollo de estos Planes se informa de manera significante por los comentarios del público. Si a usted le gustaría proveer comentarios sobre el documento, la Ciudad le da la bienvenida a cualquiera de las reuniones listadas en el horario de abajo. Además, los comentarios se pueden proveer por teléfono, correo regular (al Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, 12th Floor, San José, California 95113), o por correo electrónico vía la iformación de contacto listada abajo para ambos, personas que hablan inglés y aquellos que tienen limitaciones en el idioma inglés. Para pedir acomodaciones especiales para cualquiera de las reuniones o un formato alternativo para cualquiera del material impreso relativo, por favor llame al (408) 294-9337 (TTY) tan pronto le sea posible, pero por lo menos tres días hábiles antes de la reunión. Todas las reuniones públicas tienen accesibilidad para quienes tengan impedimentos en movilidad. Horario de Audiencia Públicas sobre el AAP del (Año Fiscal) FY 2017-18

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Visite el sitio de Internet del Departamento de Viviendas al http://www.sanjoseca. gov/housingconplan para encontrar copias electrónicas o llame al (408) 793-5542 o (408) 294-9337 (TTY) para copias en papel

Ciudad de San José Viviendas 200 E. Santa Clara St. 12th Floor (Torre)

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Las fechas de las reuniones pueden cambiar. Por favor revise http://www.sanjoseca.gov/housingconplan para ver actualizaciones. INFORMACIÓN DE CONTACTO Para preguntas y comentarios con respecto al AAP, por favor contacte a James Stagi al 408-535-8238 o james.stagi@sanjoseca.gov.


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4 FORMAS DELICIOSAS DE PREPARAR LA CARNE DE CERDO

Retira del fuego y sirve inmediatamente con arroz de coco o tu arroz estilo Pilaf favorito. Adorna con rebanadas de piña. SIRVE 4 TIEMPO DE PREPARACIÓN 25 minutes TIEMPO DE COCCIÓN 10 minutes ¡Que viva el ajo! ¡Celebremos a los amantes del ajo! Usa ajo en los frotados, aderezos, platos acompañantes y más, para lograr una receta exquisita que disfrutarán hasta los chefs más exigentes. A propósito, prueba esta receta fácil de carne de cerdo asada y verás lo bien que combinan el ajo y la mostaza en este exquisito lomo de cerdo: Cerdo Asado con Ajo y Mostaza de PorkTeInspira.com INGREDIENTES: • 3 a 4 libras de lomo de cerdo deshuesado • 2 cucharadas de ajo picado

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¿Cansado de comer siempre lo mismo para el almuerzo y la cena? A medida que va pasando la temporada, probablemente estás buscando nuevas formas de preparar sabrosas comidas para tu familia y tus amigos. Un grupo de chefs tanto caseros como profesionales están creando deliciosas recetas con carne de cerdo que te harán agua la boca. La carne de cerdo es una excelente fuente de proteínas que a la vez te ofrece muchísimo sabor. Además, es económica y versátil, lo cual te permitirá personalizar tus platos con tus propios sabores y formas de preparación. ¿Quieres enterarte de los secretos más populares para cocinar la carne de cerdo este año? Fíjate en lo que sugiere el Chef José Mendín, nominado al Premio James Beard cinco veces. Para más inspiración culinaria, visite PorkTeInspira.com. Un plato exquisito y con menos calorías Para preparar una carne de cerdo deliciosa sin calorías adicionales, elige métodos de cocción como al asador o al horno, ideales para no añadir grasas. El lomo y las costillas de cerdo son opciones excelentes para cocinar a la parrilla o al horno. Busca cortes magros como el lomo de cerdo en la sección de carnes de tu supermercado. La mayoría de esos cortes cumplen con las normativas establecidas por el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) para “carnes magras o sin grasa”, o sea, que tienen menos de 10 gramos de grasa por porción. Condimenta tu carne de cerdo para darle aún más sabor Usando una mezcla de diferentes condimentos podrás fácilmente personalizar tus sabores e incorporarlos a la carne de cerdo. Los aderezos y las especias picantes están de moda, así que no tengas miedo y atrévete a darle ese toque de sabor especial. Adopta las influencias cubanas Gran parte de las tendencias culinarias más

populares de hoy tienen influencias cubanas. Por ejemplo, puedes aderezar un lomo de cerdo con jugo de limón o naranja agria, ajo y cebollas, un proceso que también se conoce como “Mojo al Estilo Cubano”. Luego sírvelo con arroz y frijoles, o colócalo sobre pan y disfruta de un sándwich de abundantes sabores.

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• ¼ cucharadita de pimienta negra gruesa DIRECCIONES PARA COCINAR Precalienta el horno a 350o F. Mezcla el ajo, el orégano, el aceite de oliva, la mostaza, la sal y la pimienta. Combinar hasta que se mezclen los ingredientes formando una pasta. Utilizando una espátula o las manos, frota la mezcla de ajo sobre el lomo de cerdo, masajeándola sobre la carne. Coloca la carne de cerdo en una bandeja para hornear y cocina en el horno precalentado, sin cubrir. Asar durante una hora hasta que la temperatura interna alcance entre 145o F a 160o F controlando la temperatura con un termómetro digital. Retira del horno. Cubre suavemente con papel de aluminio y deja reposar por 10 minutos antes de cortar. Sirve con patatas asadas al horno cortadas en bastones. SIRVE 5 a 6 porciones TIEMPO DE PREPARACIÓN: 15 minutos TIEMPO DE COCCIÓN: 1 hora No existe un mejor momento que hoy para disfrutar de estas deliciosas y sabrosas recetas con carne de cerdo. Visita PorkTeInspira.com para obtener ideas de recetas y visita tu tienda más cercana para encontrar varios cortes de carne de cerdo a precios accesibles.

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Experimenta con lo tradicional La carne de cerdo es una fantástica opción para que puedas aprovechar al máximo los sabores que ya conoces y amas. Por ejemplo, con un teriyaki picante y un toque de especias puedes reinventar una comida especial cualquier día de la semana. Prueba la siguiente receta e inspírate: Jamón a la Brasa con Salsa Teriyaki Picante por Chef José Mendín para PorkTeInspira.com INGREDIENTES • 2 filetes de jamón de 1 pulgada de grosor • Glaseado de Teriyaki picante • 7 onzas de piña aplastada

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En una olla pequeña, coloca todos los ingredientes y mézclalos. Calienta y lleva a fuego lento para espesar. Retira del fuego y deja enfriar. Caliente la parrilla a un calor medio-alto o 450°F. Coloque los filetes de jamón sobre la parrilla y dora de ambos lados, aproximadamente 3-4 minutos de cada lado; rociándolos con la salsa teriyaki picante en ambos lados hasta lograr una corteza acaramelada.

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IMMIGRANTS' ADVOCATES RALLY AT CALIF. CAPITOL FOR "SANCTUARY STATE"

Protestors last year gathered for the 20th annual Immigration Policy Day, formed in the wake of Prop. 187 in 1996. Photo Credit: Calif. Immigrant Policy Ctr.

Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Advocates for immigrants promoted the idea of making California a "sanctuary state," with a big rally which occurred on the morning of Monday May 15th, on the steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento. Monday was the 21st annual California Immigrant Policy Day, and groups showed support for Senate Bill 54. Known as the California Values Act, it would ban immigration enforcement at public schools, libraries, courthouses and hospitals. Jon Rodney is communications director with the California Immigrant Policy Center, which coordinated the event. He said the Golden State should resist the Trump Administration's deportation policies wherever possible. "This year, all of us have a choice," Rodney said. "Will we be complicit in the federal government's cruel persecution of our neighbors and our loved ones? Or will we stand up for our values of equality, dignity and community?"

The State Senate has already passed SB 54, and it now goes to the Assembly. The bill instructs local police not to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement when they're about to release people who are undocumented, except for those convicted of serious, violent felonies. President Donald Trump has threatened to pull federal funding from cities that limit cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, but hasn't addressed this bill specifically. Rodney said those at the rally support several other state-level immigration proposals as well. "It also includes the Dignity Not Detention Act, to improve the treatment of immigrants in detention centers, and ending the practice of detaining immigrants for profit," he said. "And the Investing in Immigrant Families budget package will protect services and bolster due process for folks who are vulnerable." Dozens of immigrants' rights groups from across the state are expected to take part. The rally starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by more than 70 visits with legislators.

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NEW MICROLOAN PROGRAM TO HELP ENTREPRENEURS IN LOW-WEALTH COMMUNITIES ARRIVES IBank Launches Jump Start during California Small Business Month for entrepreneurs that may not qualify for loans at traditional lenders or other programs because they are often too new or too small.” Jump Start will expand IBank’s direct lending programs in its Small Business Finance Center to provide microloans from $500 to $10,000. Jump Start will also provide borrowers with tools beyond money by offering them technical assistance and financial literacy training to improve their chance of success. IBank contracts with Financial Development Corporations (FDCs) that have proven experience with micro lending in low-wealth communities to provide the technical Sacramento – California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) Executive Director, Teveia Barnes, announced last week a new microloan program is open for business in low-wealth communities. The Jump Start Loan Program (Jump Start) helps small businesses in lowwealth communities start, grow and thrive. Jump Start’s goal includes

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assisting underserved groups such as women, people of color, veterans, the disabled and those previously incarcerated.

assistance, credit underwriting and loan disbursement. The Jump Start FDCs are conveniently located throughout the state in Sacramento, Salinas, Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles. To qualify, borrowers must be considered low-wealth and be located in a lowwealth community.   Each Jump Start Loan is expected to create or retain 1 to 4 jobs and have a positive impact on the State’s economy as well as the lives of the people it helps. IBank’s Small Business Finance Center also has a Small Business Loan Guarantee Program and a Farm Loan Program. For more information, please visit the website.  

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“Jump Start is designed to help people in low-wealth communities by providing microloans to start or expand a small business, such as a food truck, hair salon or repair shop,” Barnes said. “IBank will truly jump-start businesses

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Should “13 Reasons Why” Be a Show to Worry About? Estephany Haro El Observador

Teenagers across the United States are watching a controversial but popular show on Netflix called “13 Reasons Why”, which is a13-episode story arc that has everybody talking due to its controversial content ranging from suicide, sexual violence, and bullying. Most of the filming of the show took place locally in Marin County, and was directed by Tom McCarthy and executive produced by actress and singer Selena Gomez. The show is about the13 reasons why a teenager, Hanna Baker, killed herself. A series of events led her to take her life, all involving her classmates in the fictional high school of Liberty High. She then leaves 13 tapes, each dedicated to every person that hurt her and led her to commit suicide. However, even though the show is supposed to create awareness and address bullying, I think that the shows effect on some teenagers is the opposite of the intended. Natalie Garcia is a 16-year-old junior at Mount Pleasant High School and she watched the whole show when it came out. “My friend told me about it, that's how I become interested in it…all my friends have watched it; it’s a must watch.” According to the Mercury News, a Bay Area counselor met with a student who was having trouble coping with school and when the counselor asked her if she had heard about the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” about a teenager named Hannah who chronicles her downward spiral before taking her own life. The student looked up at the counselor and tearfully replied, “I am Hannah.” This incident clearly shows the copy-cat effect that the show has on some teenagers that are having trouble in a vulnerable age. Due to this type of behavior amongst teenagers who watched the show, some schools in Contra Costa County are sending out letters to parents warning them about the content in the show and its effects on students who might be going

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through depression. Many parents are not aware of what their children are watching on their devices.

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The show has very strong content that event to me, a 23-year-old had trouble watching. I can only imagine what a 12-year-old felt when she watched the scenes where a rape takes place. There are two rape scenes in the show, which both are very graphic and show more than what any teenager should see.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Suicide rates in Tennessee are on the increase across all age groups, just as a new Netflix series features a story line about a teenager who takes her life in the first episode.

“I think the show really shows reality but I was not affected by it, I learned positive things from it but I do have one friend who was really sad and depresses after she watched it,” Garcia said, who also admitted that her parents were not aware of the show. The fact that anyone of any age can watch the show on Netflix should be something for parents to worry about and I think that every middle and high school should be sending out these letters to warn parents. Some parents aren’t always aware of what their children are doing at school, what they’re watching or if they’re being bullied. It’s not because they're bad parents, but because every teenager needs space and it’s natural to not include our parents in our school and social lives. Also, in Colorado “a community mourns the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves, a school district official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating a book that’s the basis for Netflix’s popular new series 13 Reasons Why,” according to the Associated Press. Every parent should know that suicide is the second leading cause of death among teenagers and young adults ages 15 to 34, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “13 Reasons Why” has already confirmed a second season is expected to come out by next year, and it’s also expected to have very graphic material that could have a negative effect as season one did. If anyone you know may be suffering from mental illness or thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255, or through https:// afsp.org.

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The show "13 Reasons Why" is prompting numerous mental-health groups to express concerns about the series. At the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, executive director Scott Ridgway says the detailed portrayal could ignite thoughts in impressionable young people. "I think that we're not planting it in their minds, that's key, but if they had not made it so graphic, and it's really more fictional," he says. "It has a buy-in that people watch the first episode and go, 'Oh, my goodness.'" According to the most recent data, more than 1,000 people a year commit suicide in Tennessee, with more than 250 of those involving people under age 24. Ridgway says the TSPN is advising

against schools screening the series for students, or leading staff or class discussions. In response to concerns, Netflix has added additional warnings to the show, including "viewer discretion advised" labels on the episodes that contain explicit material. Ridgway says teens interested in watching the series should view it with a parent or guardian - to have an open dialogue after the show. "We recommend parents to watch it with their children if their children choose to watch the series, and this way it gives an opportunity for that discussion afterward to let folks know that there are resources and support," he explains. Critics also take issue with the story line in the show that features a school counselor unable to help the lead suicidal character. Ridgway says schools and community centers are equipped with professionals who would provide appropriate help to someone in need. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-TALK or you can text TN for help to 741741.

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STATE SENATE COMMITTEE PRESSES PAUSE ON 5G WIRELESS BILL

5G wireless signals won't be hitting CA just yet

5G Wireless technology is poised to spread across California, a move that is opposed by people worried about health effects of electromagnetic fields. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Suzanne Potter Public News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday May 15th. The state Senate finance committee put Senate Bill 649 in the suspense file - in the face of vocal opposition from groups concerned that the 5G technology emits harmful millimeter-wave frequencies when compared with the 3G and 4G now commonly in use. Josh Hart, director of the group, StopSmartMeters.org, says the bill would limit local governments' ability to use zoning laws to block the proliferation of these towers near schools, hospitals and residential areas. "This bill was basically written by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, the CTIA," he says. "This is their wish list. Local governments are the biggest impediment to them putting wireless wherever they want to." Supporters of the bill say it will boost the economy by encouraging the spread of super-fast wireless connections in the Golden State. The bill already sailed through the

governance and finance committee but faced determined opposition from advocates on Monday, who organized hundreds of people to call into the hearing on a central conference line and express their concern. A recent study by the National Toxicology Program found that male rats exposed to cell phone-like signals had a higher incidence of brain and heart tumors, compared with a control group. Hart says other studies have linked 5G technology to skin and eye damage in humans. "Approximately 5 percent to 6 percent of the population has been injured in some way by electromagnetic fields," he adds. "This is an acknowledged impairment in Sweden. Often these people's lives have been turned upside down. They've had to move into remote areas, lost jobs. This is a really serious and growing issue." Hart says Santa Cruz and Marin counties and the League of California Cities have come out against the bill, which could be revived at any time before the end of the legislative session this summer. Senate Bill 649 can be viewed at h t t p s : / / l e g i n f o . l e g i s l a t u r e . c a . g o v/ f a c e s / b i l l Te x t C l i e n t . x h t m l ? b i l l _ id=201720180SB649.

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Caltrain Busca Cambios para Parking,Go Pass, 8-ride y Zone Fare A pesar del incremento en viajeros, Caltrain requiere contribuciones anuales de sus agencias miembros para nanciar operaciones. El próximo año, el costo de mantenimiento del equipo viejo de Caltrain y su infraestructura excederá las contribuciones de sus agencias miembros. Para poder mantener el servicio, Caltrain está explorando cambios a las tarifas y el estacionamiento.

Las proposiciones a considerar incluyen: Efectivo el 1 de enero, 2018: Efectivo el 1 de octubre: • Basar el precio del Monthly • Aumentar 50 centavos a Pass en 15 días por mes en las Tarifas del Go Pass, lugar de 13 días por mes de $190 por persona a (referirse a la tabla de tarifas $285, y el costo mínimo con respecto a opciones) para empleadores de • Eliminar el 8-ride Ticket con $15,960 a $23,940. precio de descuento • Implementar un programa • Basar los precios del Monthly piloto para proveer desParking en 15 días por mes cuentos a los viajeros de en lugar de 10 días por mes, n de semana y de noche de $55 a $82.50. – el valor de One Way, • Aumentar 25 centavos a Day Pass y Clipper Cash Zone Fare El borrador de la tabla de tarifas está disponible en www.caltrain.com/proposedfarechangeso en la Caltrain Administrative Ofce. Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board comentará en los propuestos cambios de tarifas el día

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Caltrain Administrative Ofce 1250 San Carlos Ave., San Carlos Los comentarios se pueden someter de varias maneras antes de la Audiencia Pública: Cuestionario en línea en www.caltrain.com/proposedfarechanges por correo electrónico – Changes@caltrain.com correo regular – Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board JPB Secretary P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306 o por teléfono – 1.800.660.4287

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Caltrain llevará a cabo una reunión pública para presentar las propuestas y recibir comentarios. La reunión tomará lugar en la fecha, hora y localidad siguientes: San Carlos Caltrain Administrative Ofce Antes de la reunión de Caltrain Citizens Advisory Committee Miércoles, 17 de mayo, 4:30 pm a 5:30 pm Administrative Ofce, 1250 San Carlos Ave.

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También habrán varias oportunidades de conocer, en persona, al personal de Caltrain para saber más sobre los cambios a las tarifas y proveer reacciones, incluyendo: San Francisco Caltrain Station 4th & King St., under the station clock Tues, May 23, 6:15 am – 8:15 am Millbrae Caltrain Station 100 California Dr. Wed, June 7, 5 pm – 7 pm San Mateo Caltrain Station 385 First Ave. Wed, June 14, 9 am – 11 am Hillsdale Caltrain Station 3333 El Camino Real Tues, June 6, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Redwood City Caltrain Station 1 James Ave. Wed, May 24, 7 am – 9 am Sat, June 10, 11 am – 1 pm Menlo Park Caltrain Station 1120 Merrill St. Fri, May 26, 4 pm – 6 pm

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MAY 19 - 25, 2017 CA 95132. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Quynh-Mai Nguyen May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/2017

Shervin Parvini Chief Executive Officer May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/15/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NO. 630077 NAME STATEMENT The following person(s) NO. 629924 is (are) doing business an individual, registrant The Original Tax Savers FICTITIOUS BUSINESS has not begun transact- The following person(s) 510 S Mathilda Av, Apt NAME STATEMENT ing business under the is (are) doing business 7 Sunnyvale, CA 94086, NO. 629827 fictitious business name Abdo Law Group 1580 CA 95135, Santa Clara The following person(s) or names listed hereon. Aldrich Way San Jose, County. Nelly F Herrera is (are) doing business “I declare that all infor- CA 95121, Santa Clara and David Herrera 510 X2 Cake 4092 Bar- mation in this statement County. Aliah Abdo 1580 S Mathilda Av, Apt 7 rymore Dr San Jose, is true and correct.” (A Aldrich Way San Jose, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, CA 95117, Santa Clara registrant who declares CA 95121. This business County. Xiaoxiao Huang as true information which is conducted by an FICTITIOUS BUSINESS CA 95135. This business NAME STATEMENT is conducted by a mar4092 Barrymore Dr San he or she knows to be individual, registrant has NO. 629506 ried couple, registrant Jose, CA 95117. This false is guilty of a crime.) begun transacting busibusiness is conducted by Veronica Beatriz Gon- ness under the fictitious The following person(s) has begun transacting business name or names is (are) doing business business under the an individual, registrant zalez has not begun transact- May 19, 26; June 2, 9, listed hereon. “I declare 1. Comesinhandy 2. fictitious business name that all information in this Comes in Handy 1941 or names listed hereon., ing business under the 2017 fictitious business name This statement was filed statement is true and Hamilton Ave San Jose, 09/17/2001. “I declare or names listed hereon. with the County of Santa correct.” (A registrant CA 95125, Santa Clara that all information in this who declares as true County. Fred Barari 1941 statement is true and “I declare that all infor- Clara on 05/04/2017 information which he or Hamilton Ave San Jose, correct.” (A registrant mation in this statement is true and correct.” (A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS she knows to be false is CA 95125. This business who declares as true is conducted by an information which he or guilty of a crime.) registrant who declares NAME STATEMENT individual, registrant has she knows to be false is Aliah Abdo as true information which NO. 630000 he or she knows to be The following person(s) May 19, 26; June 2, 9, not begun transacting guilty of a crime.) business under the ficti- David Herrera false is guilty of a crime.) is (are) doing business 1. 2017 Xiaoxiao Huang DP Capital 2. Mart 2 Go This statement was filed tious business name or May 19, 26; June 2, 9, May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 3. Cash Max 3241 Ben- with the County of Santa names listed hereon. “I 2017 declare that all informa- This statement was filed 2017 ton Street Santa Clara, Clara on 05/15/2017 tion in this statement with the County of Santa This statement was filed CA 95051, Santa Clara with the County of Santa County. Darren D Pham FICTITIOUS BUSINESS is true and correct.” (A Clara on 05/18/2017 registrant who declares NAME STATEMENT Clara on 05/10/2017 3241 Benton St. Santa as true information which NO. 629424 ORDER TO SHOW Clara, CA 95051. This FICTITIOUS BUSINESS business is conducted by The following person(s) he or she knows to be CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NAME STATEMENT an individual, registrant is (are) doing business false is guilty of a crime.) NO. 17CV306793 NO. 630006 has begun transacting College Nannies Tutors Fred Barari Court of The following person(s) business under the of Santa Clara 4332 May 19, 26; June 2, 9, Superior California, County of is (are) doing business fictitious business name Mackin Woods Ln San 2017 Wokay 10546 Manzanita or names listed hereon., Jose, CA 95135, Santa This statement was filed Santa Clara-In the Ct Cupertino, CA 95014, 05/15/2017. “I declare Clara County. Mayada with the County of Santa matter of the Petition and Ramiz Clara on 05/03/2017 of: Margaret Anderson. Santa Clara County. that all information in this Ballou Petitioner(s) Margaret Sudeep V. Yegnashan- statement is true and Ballou 4332 Mackin karan 10546 Manzanita correct.” (A registrant Woods Ln San Jose, CA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Anderson has filed a NAME STATEMENT petition for Change of Ct Cupertino, CA 95014. who declares as true 95135. This business NO. 629953 Name with the clerk of This business is con- information which he or is conducted by a marducted by an individual, she knows to be false is ried couple, registrant The following person(s) this court for a decree has begun transacting is (are) doing business changing names as folregistrant has not begun guilty of a crime.) business under the 1. Silicon Valley Chiro- lows: a. Margaret Kristy transacting business Darren D Pham under the fictitious busi- May 19, 26; June 2, 9, fictitious business name practic Center 2. Silicon Anderson to Margaret or names listed hereon., Valley Spine & Disc Kristy Ferreira. THE ness name or names 2017 listed hereon. “I declare This statement was filed 05/02/2017. “I declare 3. Work Place Health COURT ORDERS that that all information in this with the County of Santa that all information in this Solutions 4. Silicon all persons interested statement is true and Valley Integrative Mus- in this matter appear statement is true and Clara on 05/16/2017 correct.” (A registrant culoskeletal 5. Silicon before this court at the correct.” (A registrant who declares as true FICTITIOUS BUSINESS who declares as true Valley Chiropractic and hearing indicated below information which he or Acupuncture 820 E. El to show cause, if any, NAME STATEMENT information which he or she knows to be false is Camino Real Mountain why the petition for NO. 629943 she knows to be false is View, CA 94040, Santa change of name should The following person(s) guilty of a crime.) guilty of a crime.) Clara County. Shervin not be granted on Sudeep V. Yegnashan- is (are) doing business Mayada Ballou Speed Carpet Cleaning May 19, 26; June 2, 9, Parvini Doctor of Chiro- 07/11/2017 at 8:45 am, karan practic a Profesasional Probate Dept., located at May 19, 26; June 2, 9, & Services 870 Saratoga 2017 Ave F-210 San Jose, This statement was filed Corporation 820 E. El 191 N. First Street, San 2017 This statement was filed CA, 95129, Santa Clara with the County of Santa Camino Real Mountain Jose, CA 95113. A copy View, CA 94040. This of the Order to Show with the County of Santa County. Francisco Javier Clara on 05/02/2017 business is conducted by cause shall be published Corro 2350 Senter Road Clara on 05/16/2017 #30 San Jose, CA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS a corporation, registrant at least once a week for has begun transacting four successive weeks NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 95112. This business business under the prior to the date set for NO. 629015 is conducted by an NAME STATEMENT individual, registrant The following person(s) fictitious business name hearing on the petition NO. 629554 The following person(s) has begun transacting is (are) doing busi- or names listed hereon, in El Observador, a is (are) doing business business under the ness 1. Sonido Clash 04/11/2016 “I declare newspaper of general Pine Grove Cleaning fictitious business name 2. Quynhspiration 3. that all information in this circulation, printed in the 1350 State Street Alviso, or names listed hereon., Quynh-Mai Productions statement is true and county of Santa Clara. CA 95002, Santa Clara 05/15/2017. “I declare 3551 Rowley Drive correct.” (A registrant May 16, 2017 County. Veronica Beatriz that all information in this San Jose, CA 95132, who declares as true Rise Jones Pichon Gonzalez PO Box 317 statement is true and Santa Clara County. information which he or Judge of the Superior Alviso, CA 95002. This correct.” (A registrant Quynh-Mai Nguyen 3551 she knows to be false is Court May 19, 26; June 2, 9, business is conducted by who declares as true Rowley Drive San Jose, guilty of a crime.)

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MAY 19 - 25, 2017 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309968 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Chankyu Kang. Petitioner(s) Chankyu Kang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chankyu Kang to Jessica Kennedy. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 11, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309941 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Pedakapu Jami. Petitioner(s) Pedakapu Jami has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pedakapu Jami to Anil Jami. 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 08/08/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon

Judge of the Superior Court May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310035 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Guadalupe Cruz. Petitioner(s) Guadalupe Cruz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Guadalupe Cruz to Rachel Olais. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310276 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Rajdeep Singh. Petitioner(s) Rajdeep Singh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rajdeep Singh to Sundeep S Tugnait. 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 08/08/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

May 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV307164 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: David Ivanovich Bitchenov. Petitioner(s) David Ivanovich Bitchenov has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. David Ivanovich Bitchenov to David I Bisenti. 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 08/15/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310236 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Charles James Unlock. Petitioner(s) Charles James Unlock has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Charles James Unlock to Unlock. 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 08/08/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for

hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310238 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Courtney Lee Alaimo. Petitioner(s) Courtney Lee Alaimo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Courtney Lee Alaimo to Countess Courtney-Lee. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/08/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309226 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Khang Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Khang Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Khang Nguyen to John Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show

cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 19, 26; June 2, 9, 2017

2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/02/2017

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business Downtown Furniture 7542 Monterey St Gilroy CA 95020, Santa Clara FICTITIOUS BUSINESS County. San Cortez NAME STATEMENT Furniture, Inc 104 AzuNO. 629526 car Ave San Jose, CA The following person(s) 95111. This business is is (are) doing business conducted by a corporaApplied Engineering 970 tion, registrant has not Lonus Street San Jose, begun transacting busiCA 95126, Santa Clara ness under the fictitious County. Electric Interbusiness name or names face Company, Inc. 970 listed hereon. “I declare Lonus Street San Jose, that all information in this ORDER TO SHOW CA 95126. This busi- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS statement is true and CAUSE FOR CHANGE ness is conducted by a NAME STATEMENT correct.” (A registrant OF NAME NO. 629653 corporation, registrant who declares as true NO. 17CV310316 has begun transacting The following person(s) information which he or Superior Court of Cali- business under the is (are) doing business 1. she knows to be false is fornia, County of Santa fictitious business name Sherpa Sole 2. Old Sole guilty of a crime.) Clara-In the matter of the or names listed hereon, 2. Sherpa Tee 1111 W. El Maria Yanez Petition of: Jeffrey Ron- 04/14/1980 “I declare Camino Real #109113 President ald Evert. Petitioner(s) that all information in this Sunnyvale, CA 94087, May 12, 19, 26; June 2, Jeffrey Ronald Evert statement is true and Santa Clara County. 2017 has filed a petition for correct.” (A registrant Sherpa Sole LLC 1111 This statement was filed Change of Name with who declares as true W. El Camino Real with the County of Santa the clerk of this court information which he or #109113 Sunnyvale, CA Clara on 05/04/2017 for a decree changing she knows to be false is 94087. This business is names as follows: a. guilty of a crime.) conducted by a limited FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Jeffrey Ronald Evert to Katherine Nguyen liability company, regisNAME STATEMENT Jeffrey Ronald Burnside. Secretary trant has begun transactNO. 629655 THE COURT ORDERS May 12, 19, 26; June 2, ing business under the The following person(s) that all persons inter- 2017 fictitious business name is (are) doing business ested in this matter This statement was filed or names listed hereon, Splendid Spa 8620 San appear before this court with the County of Santa 05/09/2017 “I declare Ysidro Ave #108 Gilroy, at the hearing indicated Clara on 05/04/2017 that all information in this CA 95020, Santa Clara below to show cause, statement is true and County. Richard Chue if any, why the petition FICTITIOUS BUSINESS correct.” (A registrant 710 West 8th Street for change of name who declares as true Gilroy, CA 95020. This NAME STATEMENT should not be granted on information which he or business is conducted by NO. 629144 08/15/2017 at 8:45 am, The following person(s) she knows to be false is an individual, registrant Probate Dept., located at is (are) doing business guilty of a crime.) has begun transacting 191 N. First Street, San Redwood House 1405 Tashi N. Sherpa business under the Jose, CA 95113. A copy Redwood Dr Los Altos President fictitious business name of the Order to Show CA 94024, Santa Clara May 12, 19, 26; June 2, or names listed hereon, cause shall be published County. FCLSKC, LLC 2017 05/08/2017 “I declare at least once a week for 1405 Redwood Dr Los This statement was filed that all information in this four successive weeks Altos CA 94024. This with the County of Santa statement is true and prior to the date set for business is conducted Clara on 04/25/2017 correct.” (A registrant hearing on the petition by a limited liability who declares as true in El Observador, a company, registrant has FICTITIOUS BUSINESS information which he or she knows to be false is NAME STATEMENT newspaper of general not begun transacting guilty of a crime.) NO. 629395 circulation, printed in the business under the ficticounty of Santa Clara. tious business name or The following person(s) Richard Chue May 16, 2017 names listed hereon. “I is (are) doing business May 12, 19, 26; June 2, Rise Jones Pichon Tobar 2017 declare that all informa- Crisostomo Judge of the Superior tion in this statement Cleaning Services 385 This statement was filed Court is true and correct.” (A S. 4th St Apt 2 San Jose, with the County of Santa May 19, 26; June 2, 9, registrant who declares CA 95112, Santa Clara Clara on 05/09/2017 2017 as true information which County. Oscar Alberto he or she knows to be Tobar Beltran 385 S. 4th FICTITIOUS BUSINESS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS false is guilty of a crime.) St Apt 2 San Jose, CA NAME STATEMENT NAME STATEMENT NO. 629656 95112. This business Sidney Chung NO. 629433 is conducted by an The following person(s) Manager The following person(s) May 12, 19, 26; June 2, individual, registrant has is (are) doing business is (are) doing business 2017 begun transacting busi- Splendid Feet 8620 San Silly Legacy 3277 This statement was filed ness under the fictitious Ysidro Ave #108 Gilroy, Andora Drive San Jose, with the County of Santa business name or names CA 95020, Santa Clara CA 95148, Santa Clara Clara on 04/25/2017 listed hereon,05/01/2017 County. Richard Chue County. Betty Franca “I declare that all infor- 710 West 8th Street 3277 Andora Drive San FICTITIOUS BUSINESS mation in this statement Gilroy, CA 95020. This Jose, CA 95148. This is true and correct.” (A business is conducted by NAME STATEMENT business is conducted by registrant who declares an individual, registrant NO. 629555 an individual, registrant The following person(s) as true information which has begun transacting has not begun transact- is (are) doing business he or she knows to be business under the ing business under the KBC Y Asociados 1669 false is guilty of a crime.) fictitious business name fictitious business name Flanigan Dr Suite 204 Oscar Alberto Tobar or names listed hereon, or names listed hereon. San Jose, CA 95121, Beltran 05/08/2017 “I declare “I declare that all infor- Santa Clara County. May 12, 19, 26; June 2, that all information in this mation in this statement Mariem Karina Becerril 2017 statement is true and is true and correct.” (A 186 Selwyn Dr Apt 2 This statement was filed correct.” (A registrant registrant who declares Milpitas CA 95035. This with the County of Santa who declares as true as true information which business is conducted Clara on 05/01/2017 information which he or he or she knows to be by an individual, regisshe knows to be false is false is guilty of a crime.) trant has begun trans- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS guilty of a crime.) Betty Franca Richard Chue NAME STATEMENT acting business under May 12, 19, 26; June 2, the fictitious business May 12, 19, 26; June 2, NO. 629539 name or names listed hereon,05/04/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mariem Karina Becerril May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/04/2017


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that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or FICTITIOUS BUSINESS she knows to be false is NAME STATEMENT guilty of a crime.) NO. 629345 Maryam Kalami The following person(s) May 12, 19, 26; June 2, is (are) doing business 2017 Victory Jewelry 1111 This statement was filed Story Rd #1091 San with the County of Santa Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara on 05/082017 Clara County. Victor ORDER TO SHOW Wang 3059 Beckley CAUSE FOR CHANGE Drive San Jose, CA OF NAME 95135. This business NO. 17CV309564 is conducted by an Superior Court of Caliindividual, registrant fornia, County of Santa has begun transacting Clara-In the matter of the business under the Petition of: Homayoun fictitious business name Hatami. Petitioner(s) or names listed hereon, Homayoun Hatami 06/11/2012 “I declare has filed a petition for that all information in this Change of Name with statement is true and the clerk of this court correct.” (A registrant for a decree changing who declares as true names as follows: a. information which he or Homayoun Hatami aka she knows to be false is David Hatami aka David guilty of a crime.) Hami Hatami to David Victor Wang Homayoun Hatami. THE May 12, 19, 26; June 2, COURT ORDERS that 2017 all persons interested This statement was filed in this matter appear with the County of Santa before this court at Clara on 04/28/2017 the hearing indicated below to show cause, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS if any, why the petition NAME STATEMENT for change of name NO. 629344 should not be granted on The following person(s) 07/25/2017 at 8:45 am, is (are) doing business Probate Dept., located at New Vinh Thanh Jewelry 191 N. First Street, San 1111 Story Rd #1091 San Jose, CA 95113. A copy Jose, CA 95122, Santa of the Order to Show Clara County. Jian Ye cause shall be published 3059 Beckley Drive San at least once a week for Jose, CA 95135. This four successive weeks business is conducted by prior to the date set for an individual, registrant hearing on the petition has begun transacting in El Observador, a business under the newspaper of general fictitious business name circulation, printed in the or names listed hereon, county of Santa Clara. 06/01/2012 “I declare May 3, 2017 that all information in this Rise Jones Pichon statement is true and Judge of the Superior correct.” (A registrant Court who declares as true May 12, 19, 26; June 2, information which he or 2017 she knows to be false is ORDER TO SHOW guilty of a crime.) CAUSE FOR CHANGE Jian Ye OF NAME May 12, 19, 26; June 2, NO. 17CV309572 2017 Court of This statement was filed Superior with the County of Santa California, County of Santa Clara-In the Clara on 04/28/2017 matter of the Petition Mohammadreza FICTITIOUS BUSINESS of: Gholizadeh Salmasi. NAME STATEMENT Petitioner(s) MohamNO. 629639 Gholizadeh The following person(s) madreza is (are) doing business Salmasi has filed a Amethyst Family Acu- petition for Change of puncture 1307 S. Mary Name with the clerk of Ave Suite 205 Sunnyvale this court for a decree CA 94087, Santa Clara changing names as folCounty. Maryam Kalami lows: a. Mohammadreza 1451 Regaldo Ct. San Gholizadeh Salmasi aka Jose, Ca 95128. This Rey Salmasi to Ray business is conducted by Salmasi. THE COURT an individual, registrant ORDERS that all perhas begun transacting sons interested in this business under the matter appear before fictitious business name this court at the hearing or names listed hereon, indicated below to show 05/08/2017 “I declare cause, if any, why the pe-

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com tition for change of name should not be granted on 07/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306609 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Arturo Yañez. Petitioner(s) Arturo Yañez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arturo Yañez to Arturo Medina. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 4, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309706 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Hamid Hajabdolali Bazzaz. Petitioner(s) Hamid Hajabdolali Bazzaz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hamid Hajabdolali Bazzaz to Hamid Bazzaz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear

before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 5, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309803 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Lawrence Tram and Alyson Soeung. Petitioner(s) Lawrence Tram and Alyson Soeung have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maile Ave Grace Domingo to Maile Ave Grace Domingo-Tram. 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 08/08/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 8, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309828 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Ginger Alvarez. Petitioner(s) Ginger Alvarez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree

changing names as follows: a. Ginger Alvarez to Terry Ginger Alvarez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 8, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309855 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Tija Jong Lan. Petitioner(s) Tija Jong Lan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tija Jong Lan to Yanti Hidajat. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308671 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Ana Lucia Rodriguez Ardon and Esvin Jose Perez

Avalos. Petitioner(s) Ana Lucia Rodriguez Ardon and Esvin Jose Perez Avalos have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kristopher Andre Ardon to Kristopher Andre Perez Ardon. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309019 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Changkun Li. Petitioner(s) Changkun Li has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Changkun Li to Parker Changkun Li . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 24, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

MAY 19 - 25, 2017 NO. 17CV309106 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Yolanda J. Sanz. Petitioner(s) Yolanda J. Sanz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yolanda J. Sanz to Jeanette Sanz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 12, 19, 26; June 2, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309098 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Josefina Almoraz. Petitioner(s) Josefina Almoraz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Etalya Calvillo to Etalya Espinoza. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW

CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV306940 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Yana D. Gagloeva. Petitioner(s) Yana D. Gagloeva has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yana Davidovna Gagloeva to Yana Gagloeva. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 06/13/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309556 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Hua Zhong, Jie Zheng. Petitioner(s) Hua Zhong, Jie Zheng have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Myles Zhong to Myles Leyan Zhong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court


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MAY 19 - 25, 2017 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309608 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Bharath Kumar Addeapalli, Divyakala Vittaladevunt. Petitioner(s) Bharath Kumar Addeapalli, Divyakala Vittaladevunt have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sai Ashrith Addeapalli to Ashrith Sai AddeapalliTHE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/01/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309580 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Mario Ibbara Diaz and Andrea Vega Medrano. Petitioner(s) Mario Ibbara Diaz and Andrea Vega Medrano have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maximiliano Cruz Vega to Maximiliano Cruz Ibarra Vega. 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 07/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for

hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308067 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Mohammadreza Hajmohammadebrahimketabforoosh. Petitioner(s) Mohammadreza Hajmohammadebrahimketabforoosh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mohammadreza Hajmohammadebrahimketabforoosh to Mohammadreza Ketabforoosh. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 06/13/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV309243 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Liem Thanh Le and Hong Anh Thi Tran. Petitioner(s) Liem Thanh Le and Hong Anh Thi Tran have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. My Ngoc Thi Tran to Jade Le b. My Tran to Jade Le c. My Ngoc Tran to Jade Le d. Ngoc Tran to Jade Le. THE COURT 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 07/25/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628657 The following person(s) is (are) doing business J and P Entertainment 5036 Gelia Way, San Jose, CA, 95118, Santa Clara County. Jorge G Villagran 5036 Gelia Way, San Jose, CA, 95118 and Juan Pablo Espinosa 2139 Dunn Ave., Richmond, CA, 94801. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/10/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jorge Villagran May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/10/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628658 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ledon Entertainment 5036 Gelia Way, San Jose, CA, 95118, Santa Clara County. Jorge G Villagran 5036 Gelia Way, San Jose, CA, 95118. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/10/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jorge Villagran May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/10/2017

information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Pauli Wang President May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/022017

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certified check payable FICTITIOUS BUSINESS to "Bernardino Vasquez NAME STATEMENT Amaya, Special AdminNO. 629254 istrator”, and the balance The following person(s) to be paid on confirmais (are) doing business tion of sale by the court Hills Dental 1002 S De via cashier’s check. Anza Blvd, #D San Jose, 7. Taxes, rents, operatCA 95129, Santa Clara ing and maintenance exCounty. Rachana Vyas penses, and premiums DDS Inc 1002 De Anza FICTITIOUS BUSINESS on the insurance NAME STATEMENT Blvd, #D San Jose, CA acceptable to the NO. 629372 95129. This business purchaser, shall be is conducted by a The following person(s) prorated as of the date corporation, registrant is (are) doing business Superior Court of the of confirmation of sale. has begun transacting Ascent Landscape and Examination of title, State of California business under the Design Inc 1264 Curtiss County of Santa Clara recording of conveyfictitious business name Ave San Jose CA 95125, Notice of Sale of Real ance, transfer taxes, and or names listed hereon, Santa Clara County. any title insurance policy Property at Private Landscape 04/17/2017 “I declare Ascent shall be at the expense Sale that all information in this and Design Inc 1264 of the purchaser or 17PR180501 statement is true and Curtiss Ave San Jose, purchasers. correct.” (A registrant CA 95125. This busi8. The right is reserved Estate of: Matilde Josefina Vasquez who declares as true ness is conducted by a to reject any and all bids. Deceased information which he or corporation, registrant 9. Bids or offers are she knows to be false is has begun transacting invited for this property business under the 1. Notice IS HEREBY and must be in writing guilty of a crime.) fictitious business name GIVEN that, subject and can be mailed to the Rachana Vyas confirmation by office of-Javed I. Ellahie, or names listed hereon, to President May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 06/13/2013 “I declare this court, on May 23, Esq., Attorney for the This statement was filed that all information in this 2017 at 10:00 am, or Special Administrator at with the County of Santa statement is true and thereafter within the Ellahie & correct.” (A registrant time allowed by law, Ber- Farooqui, LLP, 12 S. Clara on 04/27/2017 who declares as true nardino Vasquez Amay, First Street, Suite 600, FICTITIOUS BUSINESS information which he or as Special Administrator San Jose, CA 95113 or she knows to be false is of the estate of the delivered to Javed I. NAME STATEMENT above-named decedent, Elahie personally, at any guilty of a crime.) NO. 629241 will sell at private sale to time after first publication The following person(s) James M. Crowley the highest net bidder on of this notice and before is (are) doing business President Quick Door Change 802 May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 the terms and conditions any sale is Sylvan Avenue Mountain This statement was filed stated below all right, made. View CA 94041, Santa with the County of Santa title and interest that the Date: April 28, 2017 estate has acquired in Clara County. Walter Clara on 05/01/2017 addition to that of the de- Bernardino Vasquez Harper and Haruna Harper 802 Sylvan Av- FICTITIOUS BUSINESS cedent at the time of the Amaya, death, in real property Special Administrator of NAME STATEMENT enue Mountain View CA Matillocated in Santa Clara the Estate of NO. 629470 94041. This business is de Josefina Vasquez, conducted by a married The following person(s) county, California. couple, registrant has is (are) doing business 2. This property is a du- deceased 3ntertain- plex commonly referred not begun transacting Rudebwoy business under the ficti- ment 3288 Napa Dr. San to as 1215 Flora Avenue, Date: May 1, 2017 tious business name or Jose, CA 95148, Santa San Jose, CA 95117 and Javed I. Ellahie names listed hereon. “I Clara County. Rudebwoy 1217 Flora Avenue, San Attorney for Bernardino declare that all informa- 3ntertainment LLC 3288 Jose, CA 95117, As- Vasquez Amaya, Special tion in this statement Napa Dr. San Jose, CA sessor’s parcel number Administrator is true and correct.” (A 95148. This business is 29911047, “ Property”. ORDER TO SHOW registrant who declares conducted by a limited 3. The real property will as true information which liability company, regis- be sold subject to current CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME he or she knows to be trant has begun transact- taxes, covenants, condiNO. 17CV309144 false is guilty of a crime.) ing business under the tions, restrictions, rights, Superior Court of Califictitious business name reservations, Walter Harper May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 or names listed hereon, rights of way, and ease- fornia, County of Santa This statement was filed 02/04/2011 “I declare ments of record, with any Clara-In the matter of with the County of Santa that all information in this encumbrances of record the Petition of: Angelica Huato. Petitioner(s) statement is true and to Clara on 04/26/2017 correct.” (A registrant be satisfied from the Angelica Huato has filed a petition for Change of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS who declares as true purchase price. information which he or 4. The property is to be Name with the clerk of NAME STATEMENT NO. 629445 she knows to be false is sold on an "AS IS" basis, this court for a decree The following person(s) guilty of a crime.) changing names as except for title. is (are) doing business Daniel Osi Perez 5. The personal rep- follows: a. Jennifer Dealfomo 5339 Prospect CEO resentative has listed Vanessa Huato -Carrillo Road #149 San Jose, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 the Property with Lucia to Jennifer Vanessa CarCA 95129, Santa Clara This statement was filed Montoya, with Coldwell rillo - Huato b. Alonson County. Lilikoi Ventures with the County of Santa Banker, located at 1712 Carrillo to Alonso Carrillo LLC 5339 Prospect Clara on 05/03/2017 Meridian Ave, San Jose, - Huato. THE COURT Road #149 San Jose, CA 95 125, with the ORDERS that all perCA 95129. This busisons interested in this telephone number Statement of ness is conducted by a Abandonment of Use (408) 723-3300. matter appear before limited liability company, of Fictitious Business 6. The property will be this court at the hearing registrant has not begun sold on the following indicated below to show Name transacting business terms: Cash, or part cause, if any, why the peNO. 629253 under the fictitious busi- The following person/ cash and part credit, the tition for change of name ness name or names entity has abandoned terms of such credit to should not be granted on listed hereon. “I declare the use of the fictitious be acceptable to the 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, that all information in this business name Hills undersigned and to the Probate Dept., located at statement is true and Dental 1002 S. De Anza court, 10 percent of the 191 N. First Street, San correct.” (A registrant Blvd #4 San Jose, CA amount of the bid to Jose, CA 95113. A copy who declares as true 95129, Santa Clara Co. accompany the offer by of the Order to Show Linda K Ridder 1002 S. De Anza Blvd #4 San Jose, CA 95129. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 09/13/2013 under file no. 582797 Linda K. Ridder May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/27/2017

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cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308877 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Sarwat Sultana. Petitioner(s) Sarwat Sultana has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sarwat Sultana to Sarwat Laique. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629048 The following person(s) is (are) doing business White Sand Painters 1520 N. 4th St. #4 San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Miguel Herrera 1520 N. 4th St. #4 San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/20/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Miguel Herrera


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April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629227 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zenith Precision Manufacturing 1118 Wrigley Way Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara County. Claudia V Ancheta 70 Mihalakis St. 107 Milpitas, CA 95035. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Claudia Ancheta April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/26/2017 FICTITIOUS

BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628510 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Baixingjia Hunan Fusion Restaurant 1701 Lundy Ave, Ste 100 San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara County. Baiwei Corp. 1879 Lundy Ave Suite 228 San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, 01/01/2017” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Junwen Tang Secretary April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/05/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 627962 The following person(s) is (are) doing business

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

94043. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, 01/01/2017” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Satoshi Kataoka April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 628765 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Liang’s Village 2. Liang’s Village Cupertino 19772 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County. Liang’s Village Cupertino. Inc. 19772 Stevens Creek Blvd Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business

under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ivan Liang CEO April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/13/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 629155 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name 1. Affordable Vacations International 2. AVI 530 Lawrence Express Way #513, Santa Clara, CA 95814, Santa Clara Co. The Forseti Group LLC 530 Lawrence Express Way #513, Santa Clara, CA 95814. This business was conducted by a Corporation and was filed in Santa Clara County on 02/13/2014 under file no. 588269

Norman Brown Managing Partner April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/25/2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Matilde Josefina Vaquez No.17PR180501 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Bernardino Vasquez Amaya in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Bernardino Vasquez Amaya be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Matilde Josefina Vaquez aka Matilde J. Vasquez. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give

MAY 19 - 25, 2017 notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/1/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general

personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Ellahie & Farooqui, LLP 12 S. First Street Suite 600 San Jose, CA 95113 408-579-1280 April 28; May 5, 12, 19, 2017


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NEW RESEARCH DISPUTES PREVIOUS STUDY ON HEALTH HAZARDS OF CYCLING Veronica Carter Public News Service

cycling also may be a hazard to women's sexual health. However, Awad said, this new research focused on the average weekend cyclist, rather than athletes who ride for very long distances.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Cycling is many people's choice to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors at this time of year. However, a study by Yale researchers in 2006 linked cycling to problems with sexual health and urinary dysfunction. Now, a new team of scientists disputes those results. According to new research, the Yale study was small and focused mostly on extreme athletes, not those who bike for exercise, leisure or to commute. Dr. Mohannad Awad, resident physician at the University of California-San Francisco and a member of the American Urological Association, authored the new study. "Surprisingly, the results were completely contradictory to the previous results," he said. "We found that cyclists have no worse sexual or urinary functions compared to other, non-cyclist athletes."

"When the previous studies have been done in the past, the cycling community just got worried, and a lot of people might have just stopped cycling for a long time," he said. "So, we just wanted to reach out to all the cyclists, all over the world, and let them know the results." Awad said riding a bike is one of the healthiest forms of exercise, so he advised everyone to strap on a helmet and enjoy the ride. Spring kicks off many cycling marathons, bike swaps, bike rodeos and other events. Free biking guides that cover bike trails around the state are available online for various cities. Awad said previous studies raised questions about the risks associated with prolonged perineal pressure

in men and regularly. They to numbness, dysfunction in

women who bike linked this pressure pain and erectile men, and suggested

The study is online at researchgate. net. Information on cycling events is at exploreminnesota.com and MinnesotaBikingGuide.com.

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La música es el lenguaje de las almas, por tal motivo ha sido considerada como terapia de motivación personal. Sus ritmos inspiran gozo, humor y fantasía. Es recomendable escuchar canciones y melodías con mensajes positivos que contagien entusiasmo. Los ritmos tropicales resultan óptimos para levantar el ánimo y avivar el espíritu. La música armoniza el ambiente, alimenta de energía a los sortilegios y aleja las malas vibraciones; es además propicia para la concentración, la reflexión, la filosofía, el ejercicio físico y mental, las prácticas mágicas, la relajación y el amor. Ha sido parte de la humanidad desde las primeras eras cuando los huesos de animales prehistóricos eran convertidos en instrumentos musicales por el hombre primitivo; es preciso mencionar que existen tonadas y baladas que son reconocidas como “mal programadoras” porque al escucharlas, sin darnos cuenta nos ponemos malhumorados, tristes o nostálgicos. Son fáciles de reconocer porque el mensaje que nos dejan es derrotista o demasiado dramático. Al escucharlas debemos ignorar su mensaje y decretar situaciones más positivas y propicias. Escuchar buena música es recomendable para invocar amparo espiritual, armonía, buenos deseos, dinamismo, buen humor, sensibilidad y felicidad. Se ha comprobado que en aquellos lugares en donde se escucha con frecuencia música suave con mensaje efectivo, los niños desarrollan su intelecto y capacidad de aprendizaje rápidamente y las plantaciones crecen con mayor exuberancia La música es considerada como un derroche de emociones que inicia su recorrido en el inconsciente colectivo de todos los seres

humanos. Diversos ritmos y sus beneficios Para atraer paz y bienestar es recomendable escuchar música clásica. Contágiese de alegría escuchando ballenato, banda, guaracha, guaguancó, bomba, plena, bachata, cumbia, salsa, merengue y joropo. Para inspirar el amor escuche baladas y música romántica en inglés, español o portugués.

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STOP SAYING AI CAN’T REPLACE HUMANS recommendation engines, to freight routing, to inventory management, to pricing, to web scraping, to search, to any other data-driven system you can think of, Amazon is simply better than everyone else. Simple Strategy, Complex Execution The lesson here is very clear. You must become the “Amazon” of your chosen field. How? First, invent the future. You must try to see the world as it will become. Saying that “it’s all about data” is not the same as understanding the sources and uses of data that will shape your future. Then, it’s up to you. How Photo Credit: Pixabay

Shelly Palmer To change your world, AI does not need to replace humans – it just needs to displace you. So stop saying that AI can’t replace humans, and start asking, “Can AI displace me?” You Don’t Need to Be Totally Replaced by a Sentient AI System to Lose Your Job We are not close enough to generalknowledge artificial intelligence to consider a world where such a system could completely replace a cognitive nonrepetitive (white-collar) worker. And while Hollywood and sensationalist reporting would have you believe otherwise, malevolent AI systems and sentient cyborgs should not be the subject of any serious discussion about job loss. The most probable future is far scarier. Man/Machine Partnerships As I recently wrote in Partner, or Die!, the best way to prepare yourself for the accelerating onslaught of AI and machine learning systems is to learn to partner with them. We are tool users; these systems are tools. Just as the steam engine amplified the power of our muscles, computers amplify the power of our brains. We can partner with machines to create competitive advantage for ourselves. But the devil is in the details. Partial Replacement, Complete Threat Everyone’s new, short-term goal is to form strong, competitive, awesome man/machine partnerships. But people are expensive! So the results of your man/machine partnership will have to be more productive than a partnership formed by cheaper laborers. If you’re a 50-plus-year-old auditor making over $500k annually, then a 20-somethingyear-old, newly minted CPA and his

or her trusty AI companion are going to do your job for less than 25 percent of what you’re being paid. Guess how long management is going to let that continue?

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Yes. This is exactly where experience and wisdom become exceptionally important. But remember, to change your world, AI does not need to replace humans – it just needs to replace you. If there are 15 high-level executives with equal experience and wisdom and the company has retrained or recruited scores of new, significantly more productive man/machine pairs that can do 90 percent of the work in a fraction of the time, your firm will need fewer (many fewer) experienced and wise (read, expensive) cognitive nonrepetitive workers to achieve its business objectives. If the number of senior executives is reduced from 15 to five, will you make the cut?

It’s Not Just AI at Your Company; It’s AI-Enhanced Competition Amazon is the epicenter of the seismic activity that is reshaping the retail industry. Aphorisms about Amazon’s ability to destroy more jobs than it creates abound. But one thing is certain: Amazon’s ability to inflict pain on other retailers is directly attributable to its technical superiority. From

Bonus Sci-Fi Quiz: Do you know the books, movies, and TV series these fictional sentient systems are associated with? Robot B-9 “Robby,” the copies of Dr. Roger Korby or James T. Kirk (Star Trek, obviously, but can you name the series and the episode?), C3-P0 (Star Wars, of course, but how does it greet every new life form it meets?), Mother, WOPR, Skynet, Optimus Prime, Lieutenant Commander Data, The Matrix, V.I.K.I., Sonny, and my new favorite mechanical device, Dolores Abernathy. About Shelly Palmer

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Perhaps everyone will keep their jobs and your company will organically grow. Or, more likely, senior management will see this as an exceptional cost-cutting opportunity and will choose to increase margins and quarterly earnings. Which will happen at your firm? “Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future,” as Yoda famously said.

much time are you willing to invest in yourself to protect your posterity? To be “Amazoned” is a new verb percolating up from Dante’s Fourth Circle of Hell. Don’t let it happen to you.

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San José Clean Energy, which will become largest single-city CCE in nation, will give customers a choice of electricity provider, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and generate local jobs currently receive from PG&E, while ensuring competitive rates and funding new green energy projects. The program will buy renewable energy on the open market and deliver it to customers using PGE’s transmission system.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – On Tuesday May 16th, the San José City Council voted to form a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program that will provide renewable energy choices to customers, lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, increase local control, and stimulate the economy. “While leaders in Washington continue to languish in a petroleum-fueled past, cities like San Jose will chart the path to a more sustainable future,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “Through our CCE program, we will significantly lower our greenhouse gas emissions and boost our renewable energy supply, while also providing cost-competitive electricity rates for our residents and businesses.” The San José Clean Energy (SJCE) initiative will make San José the largest city in the nation to operate its own CCE, adding momentum to the growing renewable-energy movement. It also takes a major step toward achieving the City’s ambitious GHG emission reduction goals. “San José Clean Energy will offer more renewable energy choices for our San José community as well as reduce our carbon footprint and air pollution,” said Kerrie Romanow, Environmental Services Director with the City of San José. “It will also spur local green energy production and boost the San José economy.” SJCE will give customers the choice of buying a greener blend of power than the mix they

The City Council voted to require that SJCE provide customers at least one option with 10 percent more renewable energy than PG&E’s power blend and to offer a 100 percent GHGfree power mix option as soon as feasibly possible. In addition, SJCE will provide at least one option with a rate equal to or cheaper than PG&E’s rate. The SJCE program has the potential to bring significant environmental benefits to San José. According to a SJCE business plan developed by EES Consulting, if all consumers chose an electricity option with 10 percent more renewables than PG&E, San José would see an estimated 10 to 18 percent reduction in GHG emissions from electricity generation. This is the equivalent of removing approximately 56,000 passenger vehicles from the road or the annual energy use of 28,000 homes. The program is expected to launch in 2018 and will ramp up to serve roughly 300,000 customers by 2019. The transition will be seamless for business and residential customers, who will continue to receive their electric bills from PG&E. Customers will automatically be enrolled into SJCE and can choose to opt out of the program and continue to receive their power from PG&E. Eight CCE operations have launched in California since 2010, most of which are in the Bay Area. Several more are expected to begin service by 2019 – half of the state’s power load could be provided by CCE programs within five years. For more information about SJCE, including a draft business plan, visit: www.sjenvironment. org/sjce.

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Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk For years, green car enthusiasts have been heralding the dawn of a new era of pollution-free driving powered by fuel cells, which combine readily available hydrogen with oxygen to fire up the engine. NASA created the first commercial grade fuel cells in the 1960s to power satellites and space capsules, and automakers have been talking up their potential for use in cars and trucks ever since. But the idea has never gotten beyond the prototype stage, due mostly to the lack of any refueling infrastructure. After all, drivers are used to being able to refill their tanks on almost every corner, while the new generation of electric and plugin hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) can be recharged from any electrical outlet. But FCVs (fuel cell vehicles) may still represent the holy grail of auto travel because they combine the environmental benefits of electric vehicles (no reliance on fossil fuels and no pollution) with the driving range (~300 miles between refueling) of conventional cars. While GM, Hyundai and Daimler are heavily invested in fuel cell vehicle production, Toyota and Honda are already offering fuel cell vehicles for sale or lease to drivers in California, given the Golden State’s head start in creating a hydrogen refueling network. According to the California Fuel Cell Partnership, 27 hydrogen refueling stations are already up and running around metro Los Angeles and the Bay Area, with 33 more coming online soon. Toyota’s Mirai FCV seats four and offers all the trimmings of any new car—touchscreen entertainment, dual climate control, steering wheel mounted controls, radar to prevent accidents and help with

parking, and a 312 mile range per fill-up. The MSRP on the Mirai is $57,500, but Toyota is currently offering $7,500 back. Another option is a 36-month lease on the Mirai for $349/month plus $2,499 up front. Meanwhile, Honda’s new Clarity FCV is similarly appointed but offers a roomier interior (seating for five) and a longer range (366 miles per fill-up). Californians can lease the Clarity (it’s not for sale in the U.S.) for $369/month for 36 months plus $2,868 due at signing, with Honda covering the first $15,000 worth of hydrogen fuel. Drivers behind the wheel of the Mirai or Clarity qualify for a one-time $5,000 tax rebate from California for driving a green car, not to mention access to HOV lanes statewide even with just a single occupant. Of course, fuel cell drivers won’t want to leave California just yet. Outside of the Golden State, there are exactly three publicly accessible hydrogen refueling stations (Massachusetts, Connecticut and South Carolina each have one). But later this year Toyota, in partnership with France’s Air Liquide, will start to rollout a new network of hydrogen refueling stations around the northeastern U.S. so drivers there can start to enjoy the benefits of driving the latest, greatest and greenest technology ever to grace the American road. CONTACTS: California Fuel Cell Partnership Stations Map, cafcp.org/ stationmap; Honda Clarity, automobiles. honda.com/clarity; Toyota Mirai, toyota. com/mirai. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of the nonprofit Earth Action Network. To donate, visit www.earthtalk. org. Send questions to: question@ earthtalk.org.

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