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VOLUME 36 ISSUE 21 | WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM | MAY 22 -28 , 2015

OFERTAS Y CUPONES DE DESCUENTO ADENTRO

San José City College Named one of the Nation’s Top 25 Colleges for Latinos Pg. 5


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CALENDAR

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P.O. Box 1990 San Jose, CA 95109 99 North First Street, Suite 100 San Jose, CA 95113

¿Tiene 50 años? Ya es hora que se haga las pruebas de detección para prevenir el cáncer colorrectal Cuando Víctor López tenía 60 años, se hizo su primera prueba de detección del cáncer colorrectal (cáncer de colon o del recto). Fue entonces cuando recibió la noticia que nunca pensó que iba a escuchar: tenía cáncer colorrectal Víctor, quien vive en Tolleson, Arizona, dice: “Yo desconocía completamente esta enfermedad. Nadie nunca tuvo problemas así en mi familia. Yo siempre fui una persona muy saludable. Nunca pensamos que yo me podría enfermar, especialmente porque yo hacía mucho ejercicio, siempre fui flaco, era bien activo y nunca tuve ningún problema de salud”.(visita nuestro sitio para mas informacion) USDA Offers Summer Food Safety Tips in Advance of Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, camping, road trips, and other activities that involve food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reminding families to take extra care not to let foodborne bacteria, which grows more quickly in hot weather, ruin the fun. (visit us online) Report: Too Many Foster Kids in Group Homes 4th Annual SJ Taco Festival of Innovation May 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM May 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM (PDT) History Park 1650 Senter Road San Jose, CA 95112 Info: http://tiny.cc/a8a3xx Shop with a Cop presents: 3rd Annual Fundraiser Salsa Sunday Brunch May 17, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Loft Bar & Bistro 90 South Second Street, San Jose, CA 95113 2015 Boogie on the Avenue: Jazz, Blues & Art | Campbell May 16-17, 2015 Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday: 10:00am-5:00pm Downtown Campbell East Campbell Avenue & North Central Avenue Campbell, CA 95008

Exit, Pursued by a Bear (see website for full schedule) City Lights Theater Company 529 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95112 Info:app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=clt01 Lantern Run 5K Saturday May 16, 2015 6:00pm-10:00pm Spartan Stadium 1251 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112 Info:thelanternrun.com Maestros: 20th Century Mexican Masters (Art exhibit) March 13 to June 28, 2015 6:00 PM Mexican Museum Fort Mason Center, Building D, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Too many of California’s foster children are stuck in group homes when they should be placed with a loving family. That’s according to a new report - “Every Kid Needs a Family: Giving Children in the Child Welfare System the Best Chance for Success” - released today. (visit us online)

17th Annual Latino Art Now! (exhibit) May 06, 2015 to May 31, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM MACLA 510 South First Street, San Jose CA, 95113 Son Jarocho Dance Workshop on Sundays May 10, 2015 to June 07, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 3234 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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your community’s elected officials. American democracy is still developing and moving towards its goals of equal access to opportunity, equity, justice for all coupled with accountability, responsibility and transparency. During the Cuban missile confrontation some 54 years ago, President Kennedy quoted the following verse which is etched on the walls of a sentry box: “God and the Soldier, all men adore; In time of danger and not before; when the danger is passed and all things righted; God is forgotten and the soldier slighted.”

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Sometime this coming Memorial Day Holiday weekend, take time to honor and

meditate on the sacrifice of the many who have given their lives in service and in defense of our American way of life...especially your right to vote and thereby select

manos estén bien limpias deben lavarse con jabón y restregarse juiciosamente por al menos veinte segundos. Una vez lavadas, séquese con una toalla de papel y si le es posible cierre el grifo usando la misma toalla. Luisa Fernanda Montero LA RED HISPANA Es indispensable aprender a procesar los alimentos adecuadamente. El mal manejo de los alimentos puede traer consecuencias muy negativas para nuestras vidas. Manos o utensilios sucios pueden ser el vehículo de bacterias muy dañinas para la salud; por eso debemos tener en cuenta que a la hora de cocinar y servir lo que nos vamos a comer, debemos ser muy, pero muy cuidadosos. Lo principal es tener las manos limpias, pero bien limpias, no pasadas por el agua a toda prisa. Para que nuestras

OPINION

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Todas las superficies que se usarán para la preparación de los alimentos y su almacenamiento deben estar impecablemente limpias. El refrigerador debe desocuparse y limpiarse por lo menos una vez a la semana y los alimentos que ya no están aptos para el consumo deben ser desechados. Los restos de comida deben ser desechados al cuarto día, por mucho, y las carnes preparadas no deben guardarse por más de dos días. Hay muchos lugares, particularmente en la cocina, que se llenan fácilmente de bacterias. Hay que limpiarlos. Piense en la agarradera de

Since the Declaration of Independence and the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, there have been armed struggles beginning with the war of independence (1776). Today, we are involved in an unconventional ideological struggle against ISIS. We are

la nevera, en los alrededores de la estufa y en sus botones. Los electrodomésticos como las licuadoras o las batidoras pueden ser nidos de bacterias si no se mantienen adecuadamente. Hay que prestar especial atención también a los hornos. Hay que lavar todos los alimentos antes de procesarlos; si, incluso aquellos que tienen cáscara. Muchos dirán que con la cáscara que se desechará escaparan los bichos, pero si están en la cáscara y no son lavados pueden pasar fácilmente a las superficies que estamos usando para cocinar y a nuestras manos. Los alimentos deben ser guardados con cuidado, por ejemplo, las carnes deben permanecer separadas de los demás productos. Guárdelas en una bolsa aparte y no permita que los líquidos que sueltan tengan contacto con otros alimentos.

experiencing the return of veterans who are being honored by the current Obama administration. The U.S. Congress has underfunded the Veterans Administration. Several incidents indicate the Commander-in-Chief President Obama could not allocate resources which are needed to care for our returning veterans. In addition to physical injuries, more mental & behavioral health issues are being experienced, especially post traumatic stress syndrome. There is also the need for transitions assistance: social services, counseling and job training.

erans will need our assistance and understanding as they make adjustments during their unique personal return to civilian life. That requires resources which must be adequately allocated in response to demonstrated needs. Needed assistance must not be denied by administrative bureaucratic delays.

President Kennedy said, “This country does not forget God and the soldier. We now depend upon both.” In addition to honoring our dead military warriors, let us also consider setting things aright for our returning veterans, especially the wounded warriors. All those returning vet-

On this 2015 Memorial Day celebration let us expand our meditations concerning our dead warriors to the current needs of those surviving veterans and his/her family. One thing each of us could do is to write our U.S. Congress, both Senators and members of the House of Representatives, advocating for the adequate allocation of resources to care for those veterans who are returning alive, but in need of transition assistance. These veterans have served our nation with honor and distinction. Now we must care for them with consider-

Los alimentos deben mantener su lugar mientras se preparan y se sirven. Nunca use la misma tabla de cortar para carnes y verduras. Si solo tiene una tabla, úsela y lávela una vez sea procesado cada alimento y nunca mezcle alimentos ya preparados con los crudos; por ejemplo no ponga la carne ya asada con la carne cruda jamás.

Verifique la temperatura interna de los alimentos, sobre todo de los pescados, para asegurarse de que el fuego haya matado cualquier cosa que pueda resultar dañina. Generalmente las recetas tienen recomendaciones sobre el tiempo de cocción y la temperatura que debe alcanzarse en el proceso. Siempre es me-

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ation, respect, and brotherly love. How we care for our returning veterans says a lot about our national character as Americans. We can do that best by planning to vote in the coming elections.....after all, American Democracy is what was preserved by their military service. Each of us needs to vote to ensure elected leadership changes, both local and national. The Registrar of Voters just mailed out ballots to registered voters of San Jose District 4 in which Tim Orozco and Lan Diep are this special election run-off candidates. Honor our veterans this 2015 Memorial day by casting your ‘Vote by Mail’ ballot before June 23, 2015. Democracy requires your participation. Our veterans protected and ensured your right to vote in this Special Election (Alviso & Berryessa communities, SJ District 4). Honor them by voting.

jor que las cosas estén muy bien cocinadas. Deseche los alimentos que se vean podridos o con hongos y ponga su esfuerzo en prepararlos con cuidado. Recuerde que de algún modo, somos lo que comemos.


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STATEPOINT There’s no doubt about it, affordable broadband is no longer a frill; it is essential for most Americans. Unfortunately, there are many parts of the country where it is particularly challenging for carriers to offer high-quality services while keeping costs affordable for the average family. In our increasingly interconnected society, most people who live in urban areas can choose from a variety of communication services,‚Äù says Shirley Bloomfield, chief executive officer of NTCA‚ÄìThe Rural Broadband Association, which represents nearly 900 independent, community-based telecommunications companies in rural and small-town America. ‚ÄúHowever, many rural consumers -- who deserve the same opportunity -are being denied the freedom to choose their communications options in the same way. The Issue The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ‚ Connect America Fund,

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which focuses on expanding broadband, already supports larger carriers. However, the current support that small telecommunications providers receive is linked to a consumer‚s purchase of traditional telephone service. As a result, many residents of rural areas are forced to pay for services they may no longer want, such as traditional landline telephones, to get the high-speed broadband services they need. While consumers should certainly have the right to buy traditional telephone services if they want, they shouldn’t be forced to buy them,‚ says Bloomfield, who says the answer lies in updating universal service policies to meet the needs of a broadband-oriented world, along with finding solutions that promote affordable rates for consumers, no matter where they live.

With that in mind, NTCA‚ The Rural Broadband Association is working with the FCC and legislators to give the rules a makeover. Rural telecommunications providers need a support mechanism in place to ensure that consumers in their coverage areas are able to afford and receive telecommunications services of their own choosing,‚Äù says Bloomfield. ‚ÄúAn outdated set of rules will represent an obstacle to a broadband future.‚Äù Take Action Consumers can learn more about these issues at www. NTCA.org/broadbandfacts. To take action, they may also consider getting in touch with their congressional representatives to learn more about their positions on the issue.

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FAMILY FEATURES Putting money in a savings account seems simple enough, yet it’s a struggle for many. According to federal data by Statistics Brain, the average U.S. family’s savings account held a balance of $3,800 in 2014. While there has been an upward trend in the amount being socked away each year, increasing savings account balances can help Americans meet their long-term goals, such as retirement. When building your savings account, take the task head on by defining a clear course of action and setting specific goals. Know how you’ll use the money. There are a variety of ways you can use your newly earned savings, from growing your savings balance to making a major purchase to paying down debt. Set an attainable goal, such as paying off a credit card, funding a down payment for a new house or making an extra mortgage payment. Challenge yourself to save. If you need a little extra motivation, tackle a program

that lets you gradually step up your savings game, such as the 52 Week Savings Challenge. “A savings challenge is a great way to ensure you’re not only stashing money away, but doing so on a regular basis,” said John Heath, directing attorney for Lexington Law. “Creating a habit of saving money is the ultimate takeaway, and the simplest way to ensure a solid financial future for your family.” The challenge is simple: start off saving $1 the first week, $2 the second week, and eventually $52 in the final week of the challenge. If you save each week throughout the year, you will be $1,378 richer. You may find it helpful to set a weekly reminder to stay on track. Remember, although the challenge suggests starting off with $1 for the first week, you could decide to save more if your budget allows and come out an even bigger winner. Ditch the money jar. By opening a savings account, you will be far less likely to “borrow” from yourself. Having an account also makes it easier to arrange for automatic recurring transfers

that move money from your checking account to your savings account on a regular schedule. If your paycheck is delivered via direct deposit, you can also direct a portion of each check directly to savings. Use accounts that give you a boost. Most financial institutions offer a variety of saving options to fit your needs. For example, if you meet certain criteria, you may be eligible to open a high-interest savings account to grow your savings even higher. Another route is to choose a savings account that imposes penalties for excessive withdrawals. While these accounts can feel restrictive, they provide a valuable deterrent for those who are too easily tempted to dip into their savings. Treat your savings contribution like a bill. Create a budget that outlines all your expenses, and includes a line for savings. Thinking of your savings account as a debt to be paid will help hold you accountable for making regular deposits and limit any tendencies to spend what you may have been able to save. For more tips for managing your money, or your credit, visit: www.LexingtonLaw.com.


San Jose CALFORNIA Latino Magazine, a national publication based in Austin, Texas, has named San José City College (SJCC) one of the country’s top 25 colleges for Latinos. The publication cited SJCC as a “worldclass institution” located in the heart of Silicon Valley, known around the world as the center for innovation in technology and research. SJCC, the only community college, in California, represented on the list, was accompanied by other reputable institutions such as Stanford University, UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC Davis.“Our mission is to serve our re-

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gion as a whole and prepare students to capitalize on the extraordinary career opportunities in the Silicon Valley,” said SJCC President Byron Clift Breland. “We are proud to be recognized among such prestigious institutions, especially for our service to our Latino students and community, who comprise such a large segment of the Silicon Valley’s population, yet far too small a proportion of corporate suites and Board rooms. Our faculty and staff are determined to see that change by providing career training and opportunities to those who have historically lacked such access and, in the process, pave the way for greater equity in our region’s economy.”

As one of the oldest community colleges in California, SJCC has served as an invaluable stepping stone for hundreds of thousands of South Bay residents aiming to further their educational and career goals. By offering a number of degree and certificate programs, as well as a pipeline to four-year universities, SJCC has helped fuel Silicon Valley’s economy by providing locally grown and trained workers to support each successive waive of technological innovation. To see the full list of Top 25 schools for Latinos, visit: www.latinomagazine.com/ spring2015/spring2015/top25-colleges-for-latinos.html

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Reunión pública y aviso de disponibilidad del Estudio Inicial/Declaración Negativa Mitigada Preliminares para el proyecto de Mejoras en transporte y BART Plaza de Downtown Berkeley

QUÉ ES:El Distrito de Tránsito Rápido de San Francisco Bay Area (BART, Bay Area Rapid Transit) ha preparado un Estudio Inicial/Declaración Negativa Mitigada Preliminares (IS, Initial Statement/MND, Mitigated Negative Declaration) conforme a la Ley de Calidad Medioambiental de California (CEQA, California Environmental Quality Act) para el proyecto de Mejoras en Transporte y BART Plaza de Downtown Berkeley (Proyecto Propuesto). El Proyecto Propuesto reemplazaría la rotonda de la Downtown Berkeley BART Station por una nueva estructura de entrada principal e incluye el diseño y la construcción de varias mejoras para las cinco entradas secundarias de BART. Además, el Proyecto Propuesto incluiría el reemplazo de algunos materiales superficiales de las aceras, la mejora de la iluminación orientada al peatón y el paisaje mediante tratamientos pluviales de bajo impacto, la creación de áreas de espera cubiertas para paradas de autobuses locales y Transbay AC Transit, la instalación de señalizaciones de ubicación y dirección, mejoras en el estacionamiento para bicicletas y en el acceso para personas con discapacidades, y la integración del arte público. El IS y la MND preliminares ofrecen una evaluación ambiental de los posibles impactos y medidas de mitigación. El estudio llega a la conclusión de que las medidas de mitigación del proyecto garantizarían que todos los impactos sean de un nivel insignificante. Este aviso es para advertir al público y las agencias que el IS y la MND preliminares están disponibles para su revisión y que se llevará a cabo una reunión pública. DÓNDE: City of Berkeley Central Library Community Conference Room, 3rd Floor 2090 Kittredge Street Berkeley, CA 94704 Esta reunión pública no está patrocinada por la Berkeley Public Library. CUÁNDO: Lunes 1ro de junio de 2015, de 4:30 p. m. a 6:30 p. m. COMENTARIOS:El período de revisión de 30 días comienza el miércoles 20 de mayo de 2015 y finaliza el jueves 18 de junio de 2015. Los comentarios deben recibirse antes de las 5:00 p. m. del 18 de junio de 2015. Los comentarios sobre el IS y la MND preliminares se deberán realizar en la reunión pública o enviar por escrito por correo postal o correo electrónico. Los comentarios por correo electrónico se deberán enviar a: jlayton@bart.gov. Los comentarios por escrito pueden enviarse a las siguientes direcciones: San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and Transit Improvement Project Attention: Janie Layton, Environmental Administrator P.O. Box 12688 (Mail Stop LKS – 22) Oakland, CA 94604-2688 Los comentarios verbales se aceptarán en la reunión pública ante la presencia de un taquígrafo/transcriptor judicial. Si requiere un acomodo especial por necesidad, llame al (510) 287-4824 para pedir ayuda. Si necesita servicios de asistencia con el idioma, llame al (510) 464-6752 al menos 72 horas antes de la fecha del evento. El IS y la MND están disponibles para su revisión en el sitio web de BART en http://www.bart.gov/about/projects/ dbp y en las siguientes ubicaciones: City of Berkeley West Branch 1125 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702

BART District Office 300 Lakeside Drive, 22nd Floor Oakland, CA 94612

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CONTACTO: Todas las preguntas sobre el proyecto de Mejoras en Tránsito y BART Plaza de Downtown Berkeley y sobre cómo comentar sobre el IS y la MND preliminares se podrán realizar a través de la línea telefónica para información sobre el proyecto al (510) 287-4824. No se aceptarán comentarios verbales por teléfono.


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HEALTH

FAMILY FEATURES Todos los años, dan a luz más de cuatro millones de mujeres en los Estados Unidos y nacen 2.600 bebés con defectos del tubo neural. Si bien las mujeres pueden adoptar simples medidas preventivas, en general, los estadounidenses desconocen el impacto de la alimentación, específicamente de los granos enriquecidos, sobre el embarazo y la salud infantil. Una encuesta de Grain Foods Foundation (GFF) realizada en octubre de 2014 en Internet por Harris Poll reveló que solo dos de cada cinco estadounidenses (38%) saben que el consumo de ácido fólico es una medida clave que las mujeres pueden adoptar para tener un embarazo saludable. Si todas las mujeres consumieran la cantidad recomendada de ácido fólico, se podría prevenir hasta el 70% de los defectos del tubo neural. Aún así, más de la mitad de los estadounidenses (51%) desconoce los beneficios positivos que brinda el ácido fólico para prevenir los defectos de nacimiento.

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Con el fin de aumentar la comprensión del público respecto del importante papel del ácido fólico en la prevención de defectos de nacimiento, GFF se ha asociado con la Asociación de Espina Bífida (SBA) por tercer año consecutivo para compartir herramientas educativas con los consumidores. El ácido fólico es necesario para el desarrollo de la columna vertebral durante las tres primeras semanas del embarazo, frecuentemente antes de que la mujer sepa que está embarazada. Si bien la mayoría de los estadounidenses entiende el papel del ácido fólico en un bebé saludable, solo un cuarto (27%) incluye el ácido fólico en las comidas. “Todas las mujeres en edad reproductiva deben seguir un estilo de vida saludable, independientemente de si planean o no tener un bebé”, explica el Dr. Bruce Young, M.D., líder en obstetricia y ginecología y miembro del Comité Asesor Científico de GFF. “Es importante que las mujeres, incluso en edad temprana, estén atentas e incorporen el ácido fólico en su alimentación. La mayor par-

te del ácido fólico y la vitamina B proviene de los granos enriquecidos de su dieta. Por consiguiente, los alimentos fortificados con harina enriquecida son excelentes fuentes de ácido fólico”. Dado que más de la mitad de los embarazos en los Estados Unidos no son planificados, los expertos aconsejan a las mujeres en edad reproductiva seguir un estilo de vida saludable, incluida una alimentación con abundante ácido fólico, independientemente de si piensan tener un bebé o no. La manera más sencilla de aumentar su ingesta diaria de ácido fólico es que su alimentación contenga abundantes granos enriquecidos, como pan blanco, tortillas, pastas y cereales. Otros alimentos que reducen el riesgo de tener un bebé con defectos de nacimiento son los vegetales de hojas verdes, los frijoles secos, las arvejas y las frutas. Los granos enriquecidos, como el pan blanco, son la principal fuente de ácido fólico en la alimentación de la mayoría de los estadounidenses y pueden contener el doble de ácido fólico que los granos enteros.

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“El ácido fólico es una vitamina B que ayuda al crecimiento y desarrollo de las células; es por ello que es tan importante para un embarazo saludable y para prevenir la espina bífida”, afirma Sylvia Melendez-Klinger, nutricionista registrada y miembro del Comité Asesor Científico de GFF. “Lo mejor que pueden hacer las mujeres para evitar un caso de espina bífida es consumir suficiente ácido fólico antes de quedar embarazadas”. Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) afirman que los granos enriquecidos redujeron el índice de defectos de nacimiento del tubo neural en los Estados Unidos en

aproximadamente un tercio desde que en 1998 la Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos comenzó a exigir la fortificación de granos enriquecidos con ácido fólico. De hecho, CDC recientemente nombró a la fortificación de los granos enriquecidos con ácido fólico como uno de los 10 principales logros de salud pública en la primera década del siglo XXI. Para generar conciencia sobre el papel de los alimentos con granos enriquecidos para prevenir defectos de nacimiento, la Fundación de Alimentos con Granos (Grain Foods Foundation) continúa con su anuncio de servicio público, Bread Trail

(El camino del pan), que se emitirá en estaciones locales y en YouTube: http://youtu. be/ePQQIxcfqtk. Además, la Fundación de Alimentos con Granos divulgará mensajes sociales a fin de destacar las medidas para reducir los riesgos de defectos de nacimiento mediante el hashtag #HealthyBaby. Para obtener información de expertos sobre la manera en que el ácido fólico reduce los defectos del tubo neural y sobre los consejos para incluir más alimentos con granos y pan entero en la alimentación, visite el sitio web de la Fundación de Alimentos con Granos: www.grainfoodsfoundation.org.


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ENJOY A SIMPLE DELICIOUS MEALS

Prep: 40 minutes Bake: 15 minutes • Serves: 8 1 teaspoon olive oil 2-3 fresh Anaheim chile peppers, seeded and diced 1 medium red onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1½ pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced ¼ cup fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 can (14 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained ¾ cup shredded Mexican white cheese ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves plus sprigs for garnish (optional) Nonstick cooking spray 8 (8- to 10-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas ½ cup medium salsa   1. Preheat oven to 350°. In large saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chiles, onion and bell pepper, and cook 5 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in chicken, lime juice and cumin, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Stir in beans and cook until heated through.

Remove saucepot from heat; fold in cheese and cilantro. 2. Spray rimmed baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Evenly spoon about 1¼ cups chicken mixture down center of each tortilla; fold sides over filling. Place burritos seam side down in prepared pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until tops of burritos are lightly browned. To serve, top each burrito with 1 tablespoon salsa and garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired. Approximate nutritional values per serving: 350 Calories, 8g Fat (2.5g Saturated), 75mg Cholesterol, 660mg Sodium, 34g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 36g Protein   Chef Tips Anaheim chiles are mild. If you prefer a spicy flavor, substitute serrano, poblano or jalapeño peppers.   Notes from Our Dietitian: Whole grain tortillas are made with the entire wheat grain, including the fiber. Fiber is also found in fruits and vegetables, and it helps you feel full longer, helps keep you regular and it can help keep blood sugar and cholesterol in check. FAMILY FEATURES Keeping your wardrobe and entertaining linens fresh and clean is no easy task – from fitting your laundry routine into your lifestyle to removing the toughest stains from your bright whites. To keep your favorite fabrics looking their best, use these simple tips for a better and cleaner laundry experience. 1. Don’t Forget the Prep. Invest in multiple, sleek hampers to separate everything by color and fabric. When organizing laundry, close all zippers and untangle pant legs and table cloths before starting a new wash. 2. Invest in Front Load. Upgrade to a front load washer and dryer for better cleaning and gentler handling of garments. Front loaders use gravity to tumble your clothing, so there’s no heavy agitation that can damage or wear down sensitive fabrics. 3. Save on Time. Take back time spent waiting for cycles to be completed with speedy and efficient appliances. For example, Electrolux’s Front Load Washer and Dryer can complete an entire cycle from wash to dry in just 29 minutes. They also boast maximum efficiency with less water usage per load and unparalleled energy efficiency. 4. Keep It Fresh and Clean. Use decorative baskets to keep supplies like softener, detergent and dryer sheets organized and tidy. This can also help prevent liquids from spilling onto appliances. To keep your front load washer and dryer smelling like new, leave the door slightly ajar. 5. Take Advantage of Tech. Utilize advanced features from appliances such as special steam settings which work to eliminate stains in the washer and remove wrinkles in the dryer. 6. Work with Your Space. If you’re a city dweller with minimal space, turn to solutions like the new Electrolux Front Load Compact Washer and Dryer which are only 24 inches wide each. The washer boasts the largest capacity available in the compact industry and features an innovative, eco-friendly, ventless design which allows for a perfect clean in any space. With the right tips, it’s simple to keep your attire and entertaining linens fashionable and fresh. For more ideas, visit www.electroluxappliances. com.


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NOTIFICACIÓN DE NO HABER ENCONTRADO IMPACTO SIGNIFICATIVO Y DE INTENTO DE SOLICITAR LA LIBERACIÓN DE FONDOS Mayo 22, 2015 Funcionario Certificador: Harry Freitas – Departmento para la Implementación de Planes, Construcción y Códigos Dirección: 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-3, San José, CA 95113-1905 Teléfono: 408-535-7800 (Harry Freitas) Email: harry.freitas@sanjoseca.gov Entidad Responsable: Ciudad de San José – Departamento de Viviendas Persona de Contacto: Dan Beaton, Senior Development Officer Dirección: 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-12, San José, CA 95113-1905 Teléfono: 408-975-4404 (Dan Beaton) Email: daniel.beaton@sanjoseca.gov Esta notificación satisfará dos requisitos de procedimiento separados pero relacionados para las actividades que llevará a cabo el Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José. SOLICITUD DE LIBERACIÓN DE FONDOS En la fecha 8 de junio 2015, o alrededor de ella, Harry Freitas, Director del Planning, Building and Code Enforcement para la Ciudad de San José, someterá una solicitud al U.S. Departmento de Viviendas y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD), a beneficio del Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José, para la liberación de hasta $8,200,000 (hasta $200,000 de los $8,200,000 se podrá usar para costos administrativos para la realización del proyecto) de los fondos del Programa HOME Investment Partnership bajo el Titulo II del Acta Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing de 1990, como fue corregida, para llevar a cabo el proyecto conocido como “S. 2nd Street Studios” con el propósito de construir el Proyecto de Viviendas Económicas de uso Mixto. “S. 2nd Street Studios” será un complejo de 139 unidades de viviendas económicas en un sitio de 1.61 acres localizado en el 1140 S. 2nd Street en San José. El sitio está bordeado por Keyes Street hacia el Norte y S. 2nd Street hacia el Oeste (Números de parcelas 477-01-074; 477-01-079; 477-01-082; 477-01-083. NO SE ENCONTRÓ IMPACTO SIGNIFICATIVO Harry Freitas, Director del Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department de San José, ha determinado que el proyecto no tendrá impacto significativo en el medio ambiente humano. Por consiguiente, no se requiere una Declaración de Impacto Ambiental bajo el National Environmental Policy Act de 1969 (NEPA). Información adicional sobre el proyecto estará contenida en el Environmental Review Record (ERR) que está archivado en el Departamento de Viviendas de San José, 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-12, San José, CA 95113 y puede ser examinado y copiado en días de semana de 8:00 A.M a 5:00 P.M. COMENTARIOS PÚBLICOS Cualquier individuo, grupo o agencia puede someter comentarios escritos sobre el ERR al Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José (atención Dan Beaton), 200 East Santa Clara Street, T-12, San José, CA 95113. Todos los comentarios recibidos hasta Mayo 30, 2015 serán considerados por el Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José antes de autorizar que se someta la solicitud para la liberación de fondos. Los comentarios deben especificar a cuál Notificación se refieren (ya sea el de No Impacto Significativo o la Solicitud de Liberación de Fondos).

Sacramento CALIFORNIA May is National Bike Month and the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to highlight this designation by urging drivers to share the road with bicyclists. The DMV also wants to remind motorists that the newly enacted Three Feet for Safety Act requires motorists, traveling in the same direction as bicyclists, to give them three feet of clearance when passing. After a large decline in bicycle fatalities between 2007 and 2010, the number of deaths has been steadily climbing. In 2013, more than 140 people were killed in bicycle collisions. The DMV is hoping that by raising awareness about bicycle safety, these numbers will begin to go back down. As part of National Bike Month, the DMV has also teamed up with the Roadway Safety Solutions Team, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, and the Stanford Health to promote a new campaign called RoadZen. Its aim is to get drivers to think about their behavior when interacting with different users on our roadways and ultimately change their mindset in order to achieve a much calmer and safer road environment.  The campaign also encourages bicyclists to follow the rules of the road. The DMV is promoting this message by providing the public with safety tips and videos, as well as lists of local resources for people who drive and bike.  For more information about safely sharing the road, check out these helpful DMV resources: Safety Tips for Bicyclists and Motorists, Bicycle Resources, and an Informational Video.

CERTIFICACIÓN AMBIENTAL El Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José certifica al HUD que Harry Freitas, en su capacidad como Director del Planning, Building and Code Enforcement, consiente a aceptar la jurisdicción de las Cortes Federales si se requiere una acción para implementar las responsabilidades con relación al proceso de revisión ambiental y que esas responsabilidades sean satisfechas. La aprobación de la certificación por el HUD satisface sus responsabilidades bajo NEPA y las leyes y autoridades relacionadas, y permite al Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José a usar los fondos del programa. OBJECIONES El HUD aceptará objeciones a la Solicitud de Liberación de Fondos de la Entidad Responsable (RE) y la Certificación Ambiental por un período de quince días después de la fecha de sumisión especificada arriba o el propio recibo de solicitud (el que sea más tarde) solamente si están en las siguientes bases: (a) la certificación no fue ejecutada por el Funcionario Certificante del RE; (b) el RE ha omitido un paso o no ha tomado una determinación o investigación bajo las regulaciones del HUD en el 24 CFR parte 58 o por las regulaciones del CEQ en el 40 CFR 1500-1508, como es aplicable; (c) el RE ha omitido uno o más pasos en la preparación, completación o publicación de la Asesoría Ambiental o el Estudio del Impacto Ambiental por el 24 CFR Subpartes E, F o G de la Parte 58, como es aplicable; (d) el beneficiario u otros participantes en el proceso de desarrollo han comprometido fondos para actividades no autorizadas por el 24 CFR Parte 58 antes de la liberación de fondos y el apruebo de la certificación ambiental; (e) otra agencia Federal, Estatal o local ha sometido en escrito una investigacion que el proyecto es insatisfactorio desde el punto de vista de la calidad ambiental. Las objeciones deben de estar preparadas y sometidas de acuerdo con los procedimientos requeridos (24 CFR Parte 58, Sec. 58.76) y deben de dirigirse al US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Planning Development a la dirección One Sansome Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94107-4430. Los objetores en potencia deben contactar el HUD para verificar el último día del período de objeciones. Harry Freitas Ciudad de San José, Department of Planning Building and Code Enforcement


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San Jose CALIFORNIA The City of San Jose and the San Jose Police Officers’ Association (SJPOA) finalized an agreement on a comprehensive policy to begin the deployment of body-worn cameras (BWC) on all San Jose police officers. The policy will ensure that all video and audio recordings protect the privacy rights of victims, witnesses, innocent bystanders and police officers. Field Testing of cameras will begin soon. Twelve patrol officers will test three different devices made by Taser and Vievu. The San Jose Police Department (SJPD) will then determine the best device to meet the department and community needs. Before full implementation, all stakeholders including the SJPOA will have further opportunity to meet and confer. SJPD is aggressively working on the timelines for the BWC project. We will maintain transparency and updates as we move forward.

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mitment to street safety that has resulted in a crash rate half of the national average and with injury crashes of involving children walking or biking declining by more than 50 percent in the last decade.

City’s strategy of “safe streets for all” to help eliminate traffic fatalities With the 11-member San José City Council last week unanimously adopting a comprehensive street safety strategy, Vision Zero San José, the City of San José joins New York, San Francisco and Seattle in having in place official policy and an action plan to ending all traffic fatalities. With the goal to move towards zero traffic deaths and provide safe streets for all as soon as possible, Vision

Zero San José looks at street design through the lens in which human life takes priority over mobility—with a street system safe for all users, for all modes of transportation, in all communities and for people of all ages and abilities. Originally reviewed by the San José City Council’s Transportation and Environment Committee, chaired by Councilmember Ash Kalra, and augmented by a memorandum of support authored by Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio, Vision Zero San José is the culmination of a continuous two-decade com-

“San José has made a commitment to prioritize street safety and ensure all road users—whether you walk, bike, drive or ride transit— are safe,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. “Even though our streets are some of safest for any big U.S. city, we can and will do better. Vision Zero San José is our roadmap for making that happen.” Based on a highly successful model developed in Sweden, Vision Zero San José takes a multi-disciplinary approach to street safety through data analytics, better street design, targeted enforcement, collaborative education, removing policy barriers and deploying crash avoidance technologies. “Through data analytics,

we could see that only three percent of our 2,400-mile roadway system is where 50 percent of our fatal traffic crashes happen. These are San Jose’s busy, wide suburban arterials that remain a big challenge,” said Hans Larsen, director, San José Department of Transportation. With $80 million approved funding in the pipeline for safety improvements, the growing international Vision Zero movement has given San José the opportunity to refocus programs and improve safety in a strategic and accelerated way. These include new signals, LED streetlight conversions that make our streets brighter, safer pedestrian crossings, and new and enhanced bikeways among others. In addition to implementing on-street safety improvements, another goal of Vision Zero San José is to create a community culture that prioritizes traffic safety and ensures that mistakes on our

roadways don’t result in severe injury or death. To make this happen and fuel momentum, San José is sharing its programs with the community and understands that the effectiveness of Vision Zero comes from a “safety first” collaboration among political leaders, roadway designers and managers, traffic enforcement agencies, vehicle manufacturers, transit operators, government regulators, educators, public health officials, community advocates and the public. “The city continues to be a leader in putting forth ways to make our streets safer for everyone. But, the City of San José can’t do it alone. It will take a concerted effort throughout the community for us to reach Vision Zero San José goals,” said San José Vice Mayor Rose Herrera. “That’s why we are very lucky here in San José to have a rich network of organizations that support the health and vitality of our community, and that represent advocates

for walking and bicycling, youth and seniors, neighborhoods and businesses.” Key partners in this effort include California Walks, the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, SPUR San Jose, Transform, the Greenbelt Alliance, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Prospect Silicon Valley, the Traffic Safe Community Network (County) and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority. “Beyond our borders, San José can be a national leader and serve as a model in the Vision Zero movement by supporting crash avoidance technologies in new vehicles, changes in technical policy to facilitate lowering speed limits on urban streets and increased investment in transportation to allow for building and retro-fitting of safer streets,” said Larsen. For more information about Vision Zero San José, visit http://www.sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/ View/42849.


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San Jose CALIOFRNIA Enjoy 9th Annual Festival in the Park, a fun-filled health and recreation fair, one day only, Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 11 am – 3 pm at Hellyer County Park presented by the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department. Festival in the Park will kick off the day by promoting healthy eating and access to local fresh foods by providing a free grocery bag of fresh fruits and vegetables to families who actively participate in various educational stations throughout the event. Limited supply, so get there early!    The American Heart Association will again be on-site providing free hands-only

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CPR classes to all festival goers, including workshops about nutrition and healthy living in honor of CPR awareness Day. People of all ages will enjoy the attractions at Festival in the Park! Kids can try their hand at rock wall climbing and a fun obstacle course. Or take a silly photo in the American Heart Association’s Photo Booth. Try your luck at the raffle booth for great prizes provided by many of the attending exhibitors. There’s live entertainment on two stages, music, demonstrations, dancing and lots of exhibitors to inspire you to live healthy!   Make a commitment to getting fit by signing up for Healthy Trails, a FREE fit-

ness challenge providing a fun and adventurous way to exercise and connect with nature as you explore miles and miles of spectacular Santa Clara County park trails. Various food items are available at the food court on a cash only basis. Admission and parking are FREE! Hellyer County Park is located at 985 Hellyer Avenue in San Jose. Due to limited space, parking at Hellyer is restricted for this event. Free parking will be provided at Family Life Christian Center and Hellyer Elementary School. For additional information please call (408) 3552201 or visit: www.ParkHere.org.

Maryah Samarron EL OBSERVADOR Our community is full of leaders who have helped trail blaze for the generations to come. There are special moments where these leaders come together to create an atmosphere of culture and history, for our generation. On Sunday May 17th, the Mexican Heritage Plaza, located on Alum Rock Avenue in San Jose, held an unforgettable gallery, capturing the essence of one of our communities local magazines, El Excentrico published from the years of 1949-1981. El Excentrico was a popular magazine in our local community, pioneered by a man named Berto Garcia. Garcia was from El Paso, Texas and moved to California after facing a tragic childhood with his father passing on at the young age of five, then his mother at the of eight. After graduating from Deacon Technical Institute in El Paso, Texas he set out to have his passions fulfilled and his dreams come true. While living in San Jose Garcia worked at a printing shop located on 1st Street, where he bartered time to use the shop, in efforts to develop El Excentrico Magazine. Cus-

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tomers began to come into the store asking for Garcia and the magazine, and so his boss took notice of this along with his work ethic to make his dream come true. He allowed Garcia to take home some press supplies. He started from the ground up, a real entrepreneur of his time. El Excentrico became a voice for the community in various ways. It was a magazine where social clubs and other community members could publish their local events-it was also a place where the voice of the Chicano community could be heard. It reached between 5,000 to 7,000 people and invited them to come out to get together and have a good time. From dances to sporting events, El Excentrico was the go-to magazine of it’s time. Its bulk consisted of publicizing the views and opinions of the Chicano community on political and social matters, a magazine where thoughts of the community could be voiced and opinions could be heard. It was a vehicle that could drive the heart of it’s people out into the community, to a place where tradition could be seen and expressed, in efforts to inspire. Being a young entrepreneur of such a successful maga-

zine, Garcia worked labor-intensive hours to make his vision come to pass. Although there were many competitors in the area, Berto knew what it took to keep a business running; he was not intimidated. He worked hard, reading many books to keep himself educated and became a skilled man in his craft. He brought on his son Bert Garcia at the early age of ten to begin helping him run the business. After Berto passed away in August of 1974, his son Bert took over operations at the company for the next six years. El Excentrico ran for a total of 32 years. El Excentrico is a magazine that has made it’s mark in the history of our society. It displays the color of culture and tradition that the Chicano community brings. Full of life and energy, from the social clubs and events, to the political stands taken, Bert Garcia states, “We weren’t just farm-workers, we were everything.” El Excentrico Magazine will always be known as a display of the community. It’s founder Berto Garcia paved the way for many more everyday people to become leaders and entrepreneurs and rise up as voices of the Chicano people, to continue to be heard for generations to come.


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Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Memorial Day is upon us and its fit to say that we’re all in need of a reminder. Not of the holiday and remembrance itself, but of the essence of this country and why its a must to observe and celebrate the duty and sacrifice of men and women who at times were in the beginnings of their life. Initially “Decoration Day”, it was observed to commemorate fallen soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War in the 1860’s. Of course this now means 3 days off and a commencement of sorts to the summer ahead, but all this bbq and frolicking has its purpose. I have not been in combat or seen the shock and awe that is war but I can attest to hearing those that are willing to share their experiences and although there is never anyone in my experience willing to go into detail their faces say all that needs to be said. For the most part I just listen, because it is something I cannot conceptualize except as ideas in my head and whatever we see in media. War has its reasons whether we do it to defend ourselves preemptively or as a meth-

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od of securing our borders against an attacking threat. Since our countries conception war has been a necessity. Going back to every ancient culture, war has been a need amongst art, food and the pursuit of democracy even. To say its a brutal reality to us being free is an understatement. Yet its not to say the fruits of these engagements don’t bring us as near to peace as we can be in this world. Maybe one day there will be no need for war but will humanity be part of that instance? The most important part of Memorial Day is those that lost their lives, gave and sacrificed to aid their country. In San José sits a Vietnam War memorial off of Santa Clara Street, in between the Guadalupe River and the SAP Center, dedicated to the “120 Sons of San José”. People walking to Sharks games and concerts from downtown have a chance to walk by this monument to the fallen. Simple but striking, on a regular day it’ll be empty in that park area albeit a few homeless individuals that may call that area home. The black stone has on it etched the names of all the soldiers from the area who lost their lives in Southeast Asia. From

the first name of Ronald Lee Aleshire to its last, Augusto M. Xavier, the list is a reminder of what is given up for our freedoms. Politics aside these men might of not been prone to just run off to war, it was a duty as American citizens. “Our national strength matters, but the spirit which informs and controls our strength matters just as much”, John F. Kennedy remarked on October 26, 1963 at Amherst College in Massachusetts, in honor of the poet Robert Frost who had died earlier that year. Without the support of our national defense and those we remember on memorial day we could very well not have the beauty and spirit that makes the United States a truly remarkable, flawed but unparalleled place to be. 654,949 individuals were naturalized in 2014 according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. That’s how many see this beacon of hope and opportunity still. Thanks to those that defend it and give us the chance to reflect today and any other time we have a moment and stare at the names of those fallen on foreign soil.

SANTA CLARA, CA – California’s Great America will honor two World War II veterans on Memorial Day with a 9:45 am ceremony before the park’s opening that will also include a military color guard and patriotic songs. On May 23, 24 and 25 America’s current and past service men and women will receive free park admission (with valid ID). In addition, attending military may bring up to 6 guests for just $19.99 each. A fireworks spectacular, set to patriotic music, will decorate the sky above California’s

Great America on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and military personnel and vehicles will be positioned in front of the entrance from 10am-2pm for photo opportunities all three days. “Providing free admission to those who currently or have previously served our country is just a small token of our appreciation,” said California’s Great America Vice President and General Manager Raul Rehnborg. “We hope everyone finds time to honor current, retired and deceased military service men and women this weekend.” Memorial Day will also feature an All-You-Can-Eat BBQ for just $15.99 (plus tax). Great America begins daily operations May 20, with our

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604867 The following person(s) is (are) doing business SSEF 3235 Kifer Rd. Suite #150 Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Shin Shin Educational Foundation Suite #150 Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Kristen Lyn CFO May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/13/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604912 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Smog N Run 601 University Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95032 Santa Clara Co. Akal Smog, LLC 4165 Sedge St. Fremont, CA 94555. This business is conducted by a limited liability Company; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Himanshu Parikh President May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/14/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604990 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Sue Mann Violin 4020 Fabian way Suite 201 Palo Alto, CA 94303 Santa Clara Co. Sue Mann 373 Elm St. San Carlos, CA 94070. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/18/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Susan Mann May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/18/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604806 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Diamond Cleaner 275 Lincoln Ave San Jose, CA 95126 , Santa Clara Co. Mauricio Jaime Cruz 275 Lincoln San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mauricio Jaime Cruz May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/12/2015 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 604960 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Rx Central 1375 Morrill Ave San Jose, CA 95132, Santa Clara Co. Corazon Mallani and Lennie Cruz 1375 Morrill Ave San Jose, CA 95132. This business was conducted by a general partnership and was filed in Santa Clara County on 03/16/2015 under file no. 602652 Corazon Mallari

May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/18/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280170 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Patricia Jimenez Burgueno. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Patricia Jimenez Burgueno has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Patricia Jimenez Burgueno to Patricia Munoz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/11/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 5, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280718 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dung Tien Le. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Dung Tien Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dung Tien Le to Don 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 08/25/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date

set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 15, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280635 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Thong Quoc Bui and Thu Thuyhong Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Thong Quoc Bui and Thu Thuyhong Nguyen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huy Gia Bui to Jason Huy Bui. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/25/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279952 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mozheng Guan. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mozheng Guan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mozheng Guan to Matthew Guan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/11/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 28, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280895 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Laura Patricia Vega and Ismael Eduardo Candelas. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Laura Patricia Vega and Ismael Eduardo Candelas have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cristian Mateo Candelas Vega to Cristian Mateo Vega Candelas. 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 09/1/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 20, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 22, 29; June 5, 12, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604742 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Claudia and Javier

House Cleaning 194 Brooklyn Ave #2 San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Alberto Mota and Claudia Vazquez 194 Brooklyn Ave #2 San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/05/2006 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alberto Mota May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/11/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603935 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Noyar Landscaping/ Maintenance 2878 Elliot Ct Santa Clara, CA 90051, Santa Clara Co. Francisco Rayon 2578 Elliot Ct. Santa Clara, CA 90051. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/17/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Francisco Rayon May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/17/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604608 The following person(s) is (are) doing business G. Cox & Associates, Inc. 1086 Michigan Ave. San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. G. Cox and Associates, Inc. 1086 Michigan Ave. San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Regina M. Cox President May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/07/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604811 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Crime Stopper Services 23 Bernardo Circle Salinas, CA 93905, Monterey Co. Maria M. Carrasco 23 Bernardo Circle Salinas, CA 93905. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria M. Carrasco May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/12/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604657 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Black Diamond Limousine 1514 Foxworthy San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Laura Rios 1514 Foxworthy San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Laura Rios May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/07/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604709 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Queen’s 1070 Kiely Blvd Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Aeran Kim 220 Monroe St. Apt108 Santa Clara, CA 95050. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/08/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Aeran Kim May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/08/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280592 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seungmi Suh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Seungmi Suh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Seungmi Suh to Judy Seungmi Suh. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/25/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280396 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yu Chuang Chang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Yu Chuang Chang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Fang Ling Feng to Lynn Troung Cao. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/18/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 8, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280396 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mirella Guttenbiel and Joshua Ingold Guttenbiel. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Mirella Guttenbiel and Joshua Ingold Guttenbiel have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. George Poutele Guttenbiel Ofa to George Poutele Guttenbiel. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/18/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks

MAY 22-28, 2015 prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 11, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278061 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Karina Torres. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Karina Torres has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Karina Torres to Karina Chavarin b. Robert Emmanuel Torres to Emmanuel Chavarian. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 06/30/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV276781 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Crystal Ortiz Torres. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Crystal Ortiz Torres has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Crystal Ortiz Torres to Crystal Ortiz-Torres. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 06/09/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 9, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280337 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chin Yong Hur. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Chin Yong Hur has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chin Yong Hur to Gina Chin Hur. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/18/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 7, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279351 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victoria R. Borquez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:

The court finds that petitioner Victoria R. Borquez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Desiree Natasha Davies to Desiree Natasha Borquez b. Leilani Charlene Davies to Leilani Ariel Borquez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/28/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278814 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jason Kim & Soo Mi Kim. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Jason Kim & Soo Mi Kim have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Allen Dongunn Kim to Joseph Dongunn Kim. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/21/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 1, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of George D. Roberts, Jr. also known as George D. Roberts, George Downing Roberts, Jr., and George Downing Roberts No.115PR176226 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Mark Roberts in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Mark Roberts also known as Mark Downing Roberts be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, George D. Roberts, Jr. also know as George D. Roberts, George Downing Roberts, Jr., and George Downing Roberts. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/27/2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court


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MAY 22-28, 2015 and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Jane Brindle Miller, Attorney at Law 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 111 Los Altos, CA 94022 650-336-7251 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Ricki Roberts, also known Rickie Roberts and Mary Lou Roberts No.115PR176227 A Petition for Probate has been filed by James M. Barbera, in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that James M. Barbera be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Ricki Roberts, also known as Rickie Roberts and Mary Lou Roberts. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 05/27/2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Jane Brindle Miller, Attorney at Law 5050 El Camino Real, Suite 111 Los Altos, CA 94022 650-336-7251 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Muhammad Hussain No.115PR176542 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Farhat Hussain in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa

Clara. The petition requests that Farhat Hussain be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Muhammad Hussain The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 07/6/2015 2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Javed I. Ellahie 12 South First Street, Suite 600 San Jose, CA 95113 408-294-0404 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604457 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Vital Health and Body 14375 Saratoga Ave Suite 101 Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Dr. John R. Marian 14611 Big Basin Way Apt. A Saratoga, Ca 95070 and Sogol Farzaneh 1190 W. Hillsdale Blvd. Apt PH San Mateo, CA 94403. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sogol Farzaneh May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/01/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603961 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Quynh Huong 2455 Alvin Ave San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara Co. TH & VL Inc. 2455 Alvin Ave San Jose, CA 95121. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/20/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Van Luong President May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604389 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mariachi Primo 577 Burke St. San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Rodolfo Torres 265 Staples Ave San Jose, CA 95127 and Rafael Ramos 577 Burke St. San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a joint venture; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/30/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rafael Ramos May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/30/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604511 The following person(s) is (are) doing business AJ’s Property Maintenance 125 Laumer Ave San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Aristides Garcia 125 Laumer Ave San Jose, Ca 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/21/2004 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Aristides Garcia May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/05/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603761 The following person(s) is (are) doing business AARTI Consulting 135 Rio Robles E, 161 San Jose CA 95134, Santa Clara Co. Aarti Thakur 135 Rio Robles E, 161 San Jose, CA 95134. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Aarti Thakur May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/15/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604176 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zui Ze Café 3975 Senter Rd. Ste # 104 San Jose, CA 95111. Ma, Amy Tuyet 1049 Honeysuckle Dr. San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/22/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ma, Amy Tuyet May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/202015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 602447 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1.Integrity Shek 2.live2traveldeals.com 1922 The Alemeda San Jose, CA 95126 , Santa Clara Co. Jaime Walter Alvarezmejia 24534 Sybil Ave. Hayward, CA 94542. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true infor-

mation which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jaime Walter Alvarezmejia May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/10/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604480 The following person(s) is (are) doing business WR Properties 6707 Elwood Rd San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara Co. Benjamin Fernandez 6707 Elwood Rd. San Jose, Ca 95120. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Benjamin Fernandez May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 60393 The following person(s) is (are) doing business MV SJ Cali Kustom 7158 Via Lomas San Jose, CA 95139, Santa Clara Co. Manuel Vindiola 7158 Via Lomas San Jose, CA 95139. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/05/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Manuel Vindiola May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/17/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV275377 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jose E. Faria. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Jose E. Faria has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Beverly Capito Faria to Beverly Adelaide Faria b. Beverly Capito Farias to Beverly Adelaide Faria c. Beverly Ortiz Lesiur to Beverly Adelaide Faria. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/11/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 4, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV277457 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sejeong Park. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Sejeong Park has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sejeong Park to Hayui Park. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 06/16/2015/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

March 3, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278865 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alembirhan Woldemariam. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Alembirhan Woldemariam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alembirhan Woldemariam to Alex Woldemariam. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/14/2015/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 2, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV277439 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seyun Ahn, Kang Yun Ahn. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Seyun Ahn and Kang Yun Ahn, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Seyun Ahn to Rachael Seyun Ahn b. Kang Yun Ahn to Kevin Kangyun Ahn. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 06/16/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 2, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280241 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Loan Bich Thuy Mai. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Loan Bich Thuy Mai, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Loan Bich Thuy Mai to Lyna Mai b. Bich Loan Thuy Mai to Lyna Mai c. Loan Bich Mai to Lyna Mai d. Bich L Mai to Lyna Mai. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/18/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 6, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603765 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ally Home Care and Medical Staffing 100 E Santa Clara St. Ste 107 San Jose, CA 95113,

Santa Clara Co. Almario Espiritu Corp 100 E. Santa Clara St. Ste 107 San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, June 2014 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Thaddeus Espiritu President May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/15/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604061 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1st Capitol 2180 Story Rd Ste 201 San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Felipe Uribe 2248 Jonesport Ave San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/02/2006 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Felipe Uribe May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/22/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604203 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Friends of Tsai – NC 13208 Peacock Ct. Cupertino, Santa Clara Co. Frank Hong 13208 Peacock Ct. Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Frank Hong May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/27/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603565 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cruz Avila Trucking 2033 Pacina Dr. San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Antonio Avila Cruz 2033 Pacina Dr. San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Antonio Avila Cruz May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/08/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604150 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Professional Housecleaning 525 River View Dr. San Jose, 95111, Santa Clara Co. Ana L Ortiz 525 River View Dr San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/01/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ana L Ortiz May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/24/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 603484 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Eco Clean Solar Construction 111 W. St. John Street, Suite 1200 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Eco Clean Solar, Inc 111 W. St John St., Ste. 1200 San Jose CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; reg-

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS istrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dan Dunham V.P. / Director of Projects May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/07/2015 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 603949 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: A&T Nails 15874 Monterey Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. An Trinh 3265 east Hill Dr. San Jose, CA 95127. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 01/22/2013 under file no. 573925 An Trinh May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV275026 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tej B. Gurung. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Tej B. Gurung, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jurick Gurung to Amulya Gurung. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 05/26/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 24, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV278838 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marilyn Lara. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Marilyn Lara, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marilyn Lara to Marilyn Lara Martell. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/14/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 1, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV279874 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Quyen Phuoc Thanh Bui. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Quyen Phuoc Thanh Bui., has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Quyen Phuoc Thanh Bui to Quyen Bui. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/11/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four

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successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 27, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Esteban Frausto Moreno No.115PR17634 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Christina Van Aman in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Christina Van Aman be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Esteban Frausto Moreno. . The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 06/08/2015 2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Patricio Letelier, Esq 870 N. First St. San Jose, CA 95112 408-924-0933 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279598 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gabriela Nava de Lopez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Gabriela Nava de Lopez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gabriela Nava de Lopez to Gabriela Nava Carpizo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/04/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 20, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015


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MAY 22-28, 2015

Planta de combustión de carbón/Coal-burning plant (Photo: Sierra Club)

Javier Sierra SIERRA CLUB ¿Tiene su hijo problemas de aprendizaje? ¿Le cuesta concentrarse y se distrae con facilidad? ¿No le va bien en la escuela? Las causas de estos problemas pueden ser numerosas. Pero un reciente estudio confirma que la contaminación de combustibles fósiles, como la gasolina y el carbón, tiene un efecto negativo en el desarrollo del cerebro humano, sobre todo en el feto, los bebés y los niños pequeños, y que a nosotros los hispanos esto nos afecta especialmente. IStock_000011041894 Planta de combustión de carbón (Foto: Sierra Club) El reporte —publicado recientemente por la Asociación Médica Americana y originado en Columbia University— concluye que la exposición en los primeros años de vida a los hidrocarburos aromáticos policíclicos (HAP), un residuo de la quema de combustibles fósiles, se relaciona con la reducción de la materia blanca en el cerebro. “Estos trastornos en el cre-

cimiento cerebral están a su vez asociados proporcionalmente con el descenso cognitivo y una larga lista de problemas de comportamiento”, dice el Dr. Bradley Peterson, líder del estudio y director del Instituto del Desarrollo de la Mente del Hospital Infantil de Los Angeles. Estos problemas incluyen el trastorno por déficit de atención y la hiperactividad, síntomas típicos de niños impulsivos y con problemas de aprendizaje. En el estudio participaron familias hispanas y afroamericanas, dos grupos sociales castigados desproporcionadamente por la contaminación del aire, desde 1997 a 2006. En los niños participantes, los investigadores observaron algo clave: cuanto más expuestos estuvieron en el seno de sus madres a los HAP, mayor fue la reducción de la masa blanca cerebral y peores fueron los problemas de comportamiento y aprendizaje más adelante en la vida. “Es lógico teorizar que estos trastornos contribuyen a las malas calificaciones escolares y la deserción escolar, pero esa hipótesis tiene que estudiarse específicamente en

una investigación sobre estos problemas escolares”, dice el Dr. Peterson. “Pero sí estoy de acuerdo en que algo serio tiene que hacerse para atacar este problema”. El estudio también reveló que el daño no solo ocurre durante el periodo fetal, sino que la exposición a los HAP puede agravar la reducción de materia cerebral en los primeros años de vida. El Dr. Peterson no es optimista sobre la posible cura de estos niños afectados por HAP y otros compuestos tóxicos. “Ahora desconocemos cualquier intervención que pueda prevenir o invertir los efectos cerebrales y de comportamiento” de esta exposición tóxica, dice, pero agrega que una solución clara es reducir los niveles de contaminación del aire. Esa reducción, sin embargo, para nosotros los hispanos sigue sin materializarse. En su reciente informe anual “El Estado del Aire”, la Asociación Pulmonar Americana volvió a destacar que la gran mayoría de las ciudades con la peor calidad de aire del país se encuentran en el sur y centro de California, donde

viven decenas de millones de hispanos. En lugares como Los Angeles, Long Beach, Bakersfield y el Valle de San Joaquín demasiado a menudo respirar es perjudicial para la salud. La Agencia Federal de Protección Medioambiental (EPA) está considerando mejorar el estándar federal de contaminación de smog, del actual, 75 partes por mil millones (ppb) a 65 ppb. Pero expertos médicos insisten en que para realmente proteger la salud pública, el estándar se debe reducir a 60 ppb. Preguntado si su estudio refuerza la opinión de que los estándares de calidad del aire deben ser más exigentes, el Dr. Peterson es tajante: “Sí, nuestras investigaciones refuerzan ese concepto, y lo hacen para los miembros más vulnerables de nuestra sociedad: los niños pequeños.” Claramente esta es una cuestión moral: La EPA tiene la obligación de mejorar los estándares federales de calidad de aire. Javier Sierra es columnista del Sierra Club. Sígalo en Twitter @javier_SC

A new report says California is a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to increased reliance on wind power and other forms of renewable energy. Photo credit: pedrojperez/ morguefile.com.

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO - California leads the world in cutting greenhouse gases at a rate second only to France. That’s according to a study, the “California Green Innovation Index,” released this week by Next 10, a nonprofit focused on climate change and the clean tech economy. The report says for the first time ever in a non-recession year, carbon emissions were flat worldwide from 2013 to 2014 while the global economy grew, and California followed that same trend. From 1990 to 2012, the state cut its emissions by 25 percent and the Gross Domestic Product increased by 37 percent. Next 10 founder F. Noel Perry says it disproves the argument that cutting carbon pollution costs jobs. “This decoupling shows worldwide what we’ve seen in individual countries and California,” he says. “Namely that you can grow the economy while cutting

greenhouse gas emissions.” Perry describes the world economy as at an historic tipping point away from fossil fuels and toward clean technology. He says the report is meant to increase understanding of the issue ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference later this year in Paris. Report coauthor Renae Steichen says overall, carbon emissions are still far too high in the U.S. but the nation is making progress. “We are second only to China in total greenhouse gas emissions,” says Steichen. “In the U.S., energy use per capita fell 10.4 percent between 1990 and 2012. So, we’re improving, even though we’re still relatively high.” The report says California has led the nation in “decarbonizing” the economy, chiefly by encouraging the sale of electric vehicles, mandating greater use of solar and wind power and setting energy efficiency standards for appliances.


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Nancy Pelosi and the four American Aces honored on Wednesday May 20, 2015 (Above). James Jabara standing on a F-86 Sabre in April 1953 (Right). He was the first Jet Ace in US history. Photo Courtesy US Air Force.

Washington, D.C. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks Wednesday at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring the American Fighter Aces. Below are the Leader’s remarks: “Good afternoon. It is my honor to join our Speaker, Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader of the Senate Mitch McConnell, Democratic Leader Harry Reid, and express our gratitude to Sen. Manchin and to Congressman Johnson for introducing the legislation that brings us all together here. May I say before I join them in welcoming in all of you, that in the House of Representatives, indeed in the Congress of the United States, we all consider it a special honor to call Congressman Sam Johnson our colleague. He’s a bonafide American hero. Thank you, Sam Johnson. “I want to thank Lieutenant General Charles Cleveland, better known as ‘Chick’, for being with us today. We’ll hear from him later as Presi-

dent of the American Fighter Aces Association and I also want to acknowledge Doug King who is the CEO of the Museum of Flight, home of the American Fighter Aces Association, and we thank him for bringing the Aces here today. Thank you very much, Doug King. “We all join in welcoming the Aces and their families. It’s an honor to have you in the Capitol. It is fitting that we are gathered during National Military Appreciation Month. Today, it is my privilege, again, to join in expressing the nation’s gratitude for the indomitable spirit and extraordinary legacy of the elite American Fighter Aces. Our Aces exemplify the best of tremendous courage, climbing back into the cockpit time and time again to tangle with the enemy, and ensure that our freedom and democracy endure for generations to come. “As a Representative of San Francisco in the Congress, I am especially proud that our city hosted the first very American Fighter Aces Association gathering in 1960. San Franciscans are also

proud to claim one of the Association founders the late Commander Eugene Anthony Valencia, Jr., one of the top American fighter aces of all time credited with more than 20 victories.

to the families: we owe a special debt of gratitude – not to diminish anyone’s contribution to our security, but to acknowledge the special contribution that Flyers who are no longer with us have made.

“As we celebrate our Fighter Aces so close to Memorial Day, we also salute the Aces who are no longer with us. They died to keep us free. These legends remind us of the ultimate sacrifice that so many Flyers have made to protect freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness – not just for Americans, but for people around the world.

“Every time our Aces put on their flight suits, climbed into their planes and took to the skies, that’s what they risked. That’s what many of them gave – their lives, their entire being to keep our democracy safe. Our Aces remind us that our freedom endures because people were brave enough to go into battle for our nation. So I thank you, families, and all of our aviators for that history, for that sacrifice, for that service, and for your gifts to our great country. Generations of Americans have been shaped by your leadership, humbled by your patriotism, and energized by your valor.

“On many continents, the sacrifice of American servicemembers can be seen at American cemeteries. I said, just several weeks ago when we honored the Doolittle Raiders, that it’s very interesting that when you go to these cemeteries and you look across the sweeping expanse of tombstones, it’s important to note that we usually have to go to the wall to see the names of the men and women who fly America’s fighter planes, because that is all that we have now, their memory and their names. So

“On behalf of a grateful nation, we are proud to honor the American Fighter Aces with the Congressional Gold Medal as an expression of our boundless gratitude and deep respect and to recognize that God truly blessed America with their service and their sacrifice. Thank you.”

MIAMI El cantautor urbano de origen puertorriqueño, Nicky Jam, sigue cosechando éxito con su tema, “El Perdón”, el cual aparece en la cartelera de Spotify en la posición número 35 a nivel mundial. “El Perdón” se encuentra en estos momentos en la primera posición en Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, España y Uruguay. También “El Perdón” esta destacada en las primeras 20 posiciones en países como Costa Rica, República Dominicana, El Salvador, Italia, México y Nicaragua. Después de ser el único latino ganador en los premios “YouTube Music Awards” de este año, el video de “El Perdón” se encuentra en la posición número #1 en países como Argentina, Colombia, Italia, México, Países Bajos y España. Fuera del área de Latinoamérica, el video, al igual que la canción, “El Perdón”, han alcanzado en importantes plataformas digitales como YouTube, Spotify entre otros el Top 10 en la República Checa, Francia, Hungría, Canadá, Egipto, Irlanda, Israel, Italia, Japón, Malasia, Países Bajos, Polonia, Arabia Saudita, Suecia, Taiwán, Emiratos Árabes Unidos y en los Estados Unidos, este último país continúa en la posición número #1 de Billboard en 3 diferentes carteleras “Hot Latin Songs”, “Latin Rhythm Airplay” y “ Latin Pop Songs”. Nicky Jam acaba de confirmar su participación en los “Premios SESAC Latina” que se llevaran a cabo el miércoles, 17 de junio en el Hotel Beverly Hills en Los Ángeles, al igual que su reciente contrato con CAA, para las regiones de Estados Unidos, Canadá y Puerto Rico.


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TECHNOLOGY

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Stav Dimitropoulos EARTH TALK

NAPSI More than 420,000 people are injured each year in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers—but technology can help reduce your risk by improving your awareness behind the wheel, no matter how old your vehicle may be.

tion to anything other than the road ahead. Statistically speaking, newer drivers are over-represented in fatality and injury crash statistics, and studies have found that teens are more prone to dangerous distracti ons while driving.

their awareness of other cars, pedestrians and dangerous obstructions. Additionally, voice-activated GPS navigational systems enhance situational awareness.

Innovation Can Improve Drive Safety

The primary vehicles for most American drivers are more than 11 years old. Fortunately, many technology companies are developing a broad range of aftermarket devices that can be installed seamlessly in most cars to enhance the safety.

Safe Solutions Safe driving starts with smart decisions. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) firmly believes safety is paramount in a moving vehicle, and a driver’s highest priority must be maintaining safe control at all times. That’s why CEA supports legislation that bans texting while driving and places strict limits on the use of electronics by novice drivers. CEA also developed the Innovating Safety campaign to help consumers and improve awareness and understanding of the broad spectrum of safety-enhancing technologies available today. Distraction Behind the Wheel All kinds of things can distract you when you’re driving—using your phone, daydreaming, talking to your passengers or paying atten-

For parents wondering what they can do to improve their teenagers’ driving habits, there are all kinds of products available to help. Some products limit cell phone usage and texting abilities and create incentives for good driving behavior. Other devices connect you to your car, even when you’re not in it, letting parents access information on their teens’ driving habits, set “safety zones” and monitor vehicle location. More advanced drivermonitoring solutions track the driver’s eye movements and whether the driver’s hands are on the wheel. This technology can then initiate corrective action when the driver’s behavior appears to match that of a distracted person. Other high-tech safety products include blind spot indicators, backup cameras and crash avoidance systems that help drivers increase

New-Car Tech For Your OldTech Car

For expert advice on solutions and installation for your vehicle, look for retailers whose installers carry the CEA Mobile Electronics Certified Professionals (MECP) certification. There are more than 3,500 MECP installers in the U.S. These experts have the training to ensure you pick the right solution and the skill to install it correctly. After all, smart driving starts with smart decisions. Learn More Discover more safe solutions and find out how to get involved in this issue at www. CE.org/InnovatingSafety.

That in the future plants will be able to “talk” to us, broadcasting their water state or signaling s.o.s. in the presence of “unwelcome” parasitic guests is not an extract from a futuristic science fiction novel nor does it border on the insane. The fundamental notion that plants are inherently inexpensive, sustainable sensors for monitoring environmental factors such as soil quality and air pollution has been inquired into for quite a while now by academic institutions all over the world. Blase sensorMost of these fascinating “Internet-ofVegetables” researches have made heavy use of the typical Marconi radio transmitter. A Marconi radio e.g. a Bluetooth or ZigBee transmitter, consists of a sensor that has a capacitor, which is inserted inside the soil and transmits to your cell phone how wet the soil is using a simple capacitive soil moisture sensor. This system establishes a “unique” relationship between the plant and the farmer. The latter gets to know the plant’s needs, singles out emerging problems in prompt time, discerns alarmingly high humidity or low temperatures and waters the plant at the exact right time. Consequently, irrigation requirements slacken off by 20 to 30 per cent and farmers get their hands on a much more advanced knowledge of their plant’ s state, not to mention that consumers eat greener. Structurally, a typical Marconi radio transmitter has a microcontroller or processor, and some signal conditioning animals, basically a

filter, a mixer, an oscillator and a power amplifier. “That amounts to complexity and energy and monetary costs,” says Dr. Aggelos Bletsas , Professor of School of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Technical University of Crete (TUC). “ If you want to network 10000 plants, it will cost tens to hundreds of dollars per plant, and will take about 60 milliWatts per plant for ranges of 100 meters to 1 kilometer . You can’t go lower than that.” The research team Dr. Bletsas leads has fabricated a groundbreaking way to yield Marconi-type benefits sans the energy and financial burdens attached to a conventional Marconi transmitter. “We got rid of all these little annoying animals,” says Dr. Bletsas. “Instead, we opted for one radio for each plant that has one antenna, one transistor that acts as a switch, and one low-cost microcontroller.” The next big challenge is to treat plants as sensors themselves. “Plants are very intelligent sensors,” affirms Dr. Bletsas. “Instead of monitoring external parameters why not plug electrodes at the plant stem and convert that electric potential (EP) voltage to periodic signal that has a fundamental frequency

proportional to that EP signal and transmit it with the same principle?” By monitoring the electric potential the user can decipher not only whether there is rain in the air or soil but also whether the plant itself has been watered or not. Solar irradiance and electric potential signal are fully correlated. “By monitoring electric potential signal I can find out what time of the day this signal appeared. So I can find out the clock of the plant, “says Dr. Bletsas. Clearly, the Internet of Vegetables offers a new window into decrypting plant mechanisms of communication previously unfathomed. In this optimistic context, TUC is ready to break new barriers for the way plants “network” with their kind and humans. “Our main goal was to create systems enabling a large communication range of 150 meters. We have done it”. “Then, a sensor and radio that cost less than a euro. We are at about 5 euros in quantities of ten now but the ultimate aim is not far. If we scale production up to quantities of 10000 or 100000 it may go down.” “We want completely battery less sensors. We are close“.


MAY 22-28, 2015

MOVIES

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NOW IN THEATERS From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a dangerfilled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them— forever. Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of. The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson. “Tomorrowland” is produced by Damon Lindelof, Brad Bird and Jeffrey Chernov and directed by Brad Bird, with John Walker, Bernard Bellew, Jeff Jensen and Brigham Taylor serving as executive producers. “Tomorrowland” is now playing in theaters.

OPENS ON JULY 24 2015

As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff ( Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times - at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults -- and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

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SPORTS

San Jose CALIFORNIA San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced this week that the club has signed free agent forward Joonas (YOO-nus) Donskoi to an entry-level contract. The 23-year-old Donskoi finished the 2014-15 season with 49 points (19 goals, 30 assists) and a plus-13 rating in 58 regular-season games with Karpat of the Finnish Liiga (Finland’s top professional hockey league). He ranked T-4th in the league in points and goals, leading his team in both categories, and ranked 1st on Karpat in game-winning goals (6), and 2nd in both assists and shots on goal (211). He helped his

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team win the Liiga Championship, collecting the Jari Kurri Award as the league’s playoff MVP and finishing the playoffs ranking 2nd in the league in points (22) and assists (16). His plus-15 rating led all postseason skaters while he finished the playoffs T-1st in game-winning goals (2). At the 2015 IIHF World Championships, Donskoi had eight points (five goals, three assists) and a plus-4 rating in eight games for Finland, a point-per-game pace that helped the team register a 6-2 overall record and an appearance in the quarterfinals. In addition, Donskoi led his country in goals (five) and game-winning goals (three). “Joonas plays a solid twoway game and combines a mix of offensive skill and

defensive responsibility,” said Wilson. “He has proven to be one of the more dynamic players in a strong league and we are excited to add a player with his skill set to our organization.” The six-foot, 190-pound native of Rahee, Finland, has tallied 156 points (60 goals, 96 assists) and a plus-41 rating in 271 career regularseason Liiga games. He has represented his native country of Finland in numerous international tournaments, including: the World Championships (2015), the World Junior Championships (2012, 2011) and the U-18 World Junior Championships (2010). He was originally drafted by Florida in the fourth round (99th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

Clark, Wondolowski rushed to put away the rebound, but was narrowly beaten to the ball by Crew SC defender Michael Parkhurst, who cleared the ball out of play. Columbus created a chance of their own in the 32nd minute. After playing a one-two in the Quakes 18-yard box, Crew SC midfielder Federico Higuain had a strike on net, but San Jose keeper David Bingham did well to parry the ball away, which was eventually cleared for a corner kick.

San Jose CALIFORNIA In their first game at Avaya Stadium in over a month, the Earthquakes beat the Columbus Crew, 2-0, with goals from forward Chris Wondolowski and midfielder Shea Salinas. Wondolowski’s goal on Saturday marks the 99th of his MLS career. Salinas, who tallied his first goal of the season, and defender Jordan Stewart, who notched his first assist, were both named to the MLS Team of the Week. The Quakes take the field again on Sunday to face Orlando City SC at Levi’s® Stadium. The match is presented by BMW and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, in English on 1590 KLIV, in Spanish on 1370 KZSF and in Portuguese via Radio Comunidade USA, which can be heard at www. anossaradio.com.

MAY 22-28, 2015

Earthquakes 2, Columbus Crew SC 0; May 16, 2015; Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California The Earthquakes returned to San Jose for their first home game since April 11 and defeated Columbus Crew SC, 2-0, under the bright lights of Avaya Stadium. With the win, San Jose extended their unbeat-

en streak to four games, a 2-0-2 record over that time span. In the seventh minute, Quakes defender Marvell Wynne nearly gave the home team an early lead. After receiving a pass from midfielder Fatai Alashe, Wynne proceeded to dribble nearly the length of the pitch down the right side, before cutting back onto his left foot and ripping a

shot destined for the back of the net. However, Columbus’ keeper Steve Clark was up to task and made a diving save to his right. San Jose created another chance in the 26th minute. Midfielder Matias Perez Garcia attacked Columbus’ penalty area with speed and drilled a left-footed shot on target. When the ball wasn’t played cleanly by

Columbus went down a man in the 33rd minute, after midfielder Mohammed Saeid was sent off with two yellow cards. The Quakes broke the deadlock in the 55th minute on the head of forward Chris Wondolowski. Earthquakes defender Jordan Stewart drove a cross from the left wing across the front of goal, where Wondolowski’s

lunging header redirected the ball past keeper Steve Clark. It marked his teamleading sixth goal of the season and 99th of his MLS career. San Jose doubled their advantage just five minutes later. Midfielders Shea Salinas and Perez Garcia played a give-andgo in Columbus’ penalty area and Salinas used some nifty footwork to maneuver through traffic before blasting a strike into the back of the net. It marked his first goal of the season and first since July 23, 2014 against Chicago. The Earthquakes defense worked hard for the remainder of the match to keep the clean sheet and the team has now allowed one-or-fewer goals in four consecutive matches. Scoring Summary: SJ Chris Wondolowski (Jordan Stewart, Perez Garcia) 55; SJ - Shea Salinas (Perez Garcia) 60.


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Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR Durante los días 23 y 24 de mayo será beatificado en San Salvador, Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, considerado como un mártir de la guerra civil que abatió a ese país centroamericano en la década de los años ochentas. El Papa Francisco anunció la beatificación unos meses atrás. Monseñor Romero ya había sido considerado por la iglesia como “venerable”, título que se le otorga primeramente a un candidato a la

Lori Abbott CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Las vacaciones en la Sierra Nevada, el desierto de California y otras tierras publicas podrian cambiar dramaticamente, si tiene exito la presion para ceder las tierras federales al control estatal. Jamie Williams, presidente de La Sociedad de los Desiertos (TWS, por sus siglas en ingles) emite la alerta y dice que permitir el control estatal cerraria las tierras para desarrollos privados, y otras parcelas serian vendidas por los estados para pagar por el manejo de tierras adicionales. “Es una idea terrible que esta totalmente fuera de tono con la manera como los americanos valoramos nuestros parques, bosques y refugios silvestres. La gente no quiere ver que sus tierras sean entregadas a los estados y vendidas al mejor postor.” Williams afirma que la presion para privatizar tierras publicas tiene su origen en intereses especiales y sus aliados en el Congreso, y podria

acarrear cambios enormes a las tierras del oeste. Quienes respaldan la idea argumentan que los estados serian mejores administradores de las propiedades federales, y que hay un precedente legal para el control estatal. El profesor John Leshy, de la Universidad de California Hastings, comenta que una larga historia de decisiones de la corte confirma los derechos del gobierno federal a retener la tierra, y que los casos de este tipo posiblemente serian echados de la corte a carcajadas. “No tiene nada que ver con la ley; no es una demanda legal. Todo es cosa de politica -es decir, se trata de revolver la base, aprovechar la ansiedad o la ira o como quieras llamarle, que alguna gente tiene respecto a la propiedad federal de tierras en el oeste.” Jamie Williams declara que

la jugada para incautar tierras publicas esta opacando la urgente necesidad de volver a autorizar el Land and Water Conservation Fund (Fondo para la Conservacion de la Tierra y el Agua) -un importante programa que ayuda a pagar parques, senderos, campos de beisbol y mas, practicamente en todos los condados del pais. “Durante 50 anos este programa ha jugado un papel importante al proteger lugares que la gente ama y al sacar a los estadounidenses al aire libre.” El fondo LWCF expira al final de septiembre, a menos que el Congreso actue antes. California ha recibido mas de dos billones de dolares del fondo, el cual protege lugares como la cuenca del Lake Tahoe, la Costa Nacional Point Reyes, el bosque Headwaters y los refugios nacionales San Diego y Don Edwards.

beatificación, en el caso que la Santa Sede considere que sus virtudes son heroicas. La declaración oficial de que a una persona se le considere venerable después de fallecer constituye la primera etapa en el proceso de beatificación, pero la que aún no autoriza culto público. Monseñor Romero constituye la figura religiosa contemporánea más representativa de El Salvador, en sus homilías se pronunciaba en contra de la opresión militar y la explotación de los pobres por parte de las clases más pudientes. En pleno inicio de la revolución comunista en el año 1980 fue asesinado en plena misa, días después, su entierro se convirtió en un caos tremendo, desatando un fuerte enfrentamiento entre el ejército y las guerrillas comunistas en las calles de la capital salvadoreña. La muerte de Monseñor desata las pasiones de los creyentes, hay quienes afirman que fue asesinado por el fundador del partido de derecha ARENA. Aún así, existen fuertes rumores que señalan que

VIBRAS / TRAVEL

fueron los cabecillas de las guerrillas marxistas quienes le asesinaron para crear un mártir y beneficiarse políticamente de dicho asesinato, anteriormente en los años setentas, los comunistas asesinaron al poeta revolucionario Roque Dalton, según historiadores lo hicieron para crear su primer mártir antes que estallara la revolución. Otros creen que fue la misma iglesia católica quien sacrificó a Monseñor para obtener beneficios por parte del Vaticano. A los verdaderos culpables de la muerte de Monseñor aún les cubre un velo de misterio. A pocos días de su beatificación, el sentir del pueblo no se ha hecho esperar, para muchos la noticia ha sido recibida con alegría, para otros las cosas son diferentes, pues muchos creyentes afirman que esto es un negocio que beneficiará al partido de izquierda, al comunista FMLN. Algunos opinan que Monseñor Romero no merece ser canonizado pues era un agitador social quien con sus homilías y doctrinas creó el odio de clases

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entre la sociedad salvadoreña. San Arnulfo Romero será beatificado con actos solemnes en la Plaza Salvador del Mundo de San Salvador, se espera la presencia de varios jefes de estado y figuras religiosas de varias naciones. Se especula que al acto acudirán más de doscientas mil personas. El acto de beatificación consiste en la declaración hecha por la autoridad eclesiástica competente, acerca de la santidad de un siervo de Dios. Cuando la santidad o martirio heroico de una persona han sido jurídicamente comprobados, entonces se procede a declararle beato o beata y se le puede rendir tributo y culto público limitado. La beatificación es el segundo paso en el proceso jurídico mediante el cual una persona es declarada santa o canonizada. Desde el día 24 de mayo del presente año, El Salvador contará con su primer santo a quien se le conocerá como “San Romero de las Américas”.


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