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Pelosi Statement on 52nd Anniversary of Equal Pay Act Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the 52nd anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed into law by President Kennedy in 1963: “Ensuring equal pay for equal work is in the best interest of American families and America’s future. (More online) California Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Fracking California environmental groups filed suit Wednesday to block a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan to allow fracking and oil drilling on more than one million acres of public land. According to Patrick Sullivan with the Center for Biological Diversity, the BLM environmental assessment was inadequate. (More online) San José Youth Commission to Host 8th Annual Youth Conference The goal for this year’s conference is to empower the youth to proactively make positive changes to themselves and the communities around them. With the theme of “Be the Change”, the conference aims to inform, inspire and empower youth in overcoming obstacles and barriers in order to become the agents of change in their community. (More online)

(re)Connecting with CubaTime June 12, 20159am-7pm, Mon-Fri; 9am-3pm Sat Community School of Music and Arts 230 San Antonio Cir Mountain View, CA 94040 TheFitExpo San Jose Jun 13 / 10am San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA 95113 Silicon Valley Pride Family Picnic Jun 13 / 11am-5pm Lake Cunningham Regional Skate Park 2305 S White Rd San Jose, CA 95148 Record Swap with performance by Callow

Jun 13 / 11am Streetlight Records 980 S Bascom Ave San Jose, CA 95128 Dia de Portugal Sat Jun 13 10:00am - 5:00pm History Park 635 Phelan Ave San Jose, CA 95112 Wine Tasting at Big Dog Vineyards Jun 13 / 12p-5p Big Dog VIneyards 4545 Felter Rd Milpitas, CA 95035 The Illusionists Jun 9 / 7:30pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA 95113

Jose Clemente Orozco: Figure Studies Jun 9 - Sun Sep 13 San Jose Museum of Art 110 South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113

Jazz Jam at the Heldey Led by Drummer Stephen Marley June 17th, 2015 7:30 pm Hedley Club in the Hotel De Anza 233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

”Silicon Valley’s 15th Annual Diversity High Tech Employment Day Career Fair Thursday, June 25, 2015 11:00 am to 3:00 pm DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose 2050 Gateway Place San Jose, CA 95110

American Battleground: Photographs of the Civil War, 1861-1865 (full schedule below) Wed-Mon, 11 am-5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm, Closed Tues Cantor Arts Center Stanford University 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare(abridged) Jun 18 / 7:30pm Sunnyvale Community Center Theatre 550 E Remington Dr Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Breaking Point: Glass art works by Jaime Guerrero and Viviana Paredes June 5th – August 8th 12:00pm-5:00pm MACLA 510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

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Recently my granddaughter Laura Rose and two girl friends (all age 17) had a supper conversation with me about becoming well-off in their future. Laura reported that she had opened her first personal checking account. Our discussion focused on the theme that young adults (ages 16-25) needed to develop their own ‘becoming well-off ’ plans if they are to be truly independent individuals when reaching retirement age 60+ This senior citizen relished making the following suggestions based upon my personal experience, observations and insights: At all phases of life, each of us needs to have some money to use to our personal advantage. The best time to begin this ‘life cycle planning’ is when you just graduated from high school. Keep in mind that your money is a resource which may be earned during different future life phases. Elements of wealth are a personal savings account, paid up ‘whole life’ insurance policies, property owned (vehicles, homes, condominiums) and other tangible items (jewelry, collectible items & art). Intangible assets are your skill set (training certificates, college degrees), experience, and professional licenses. These days the well off are usually ‘knowledge workers’ having an innovative & creative history. An assumption is that a reasonable amount of information (comparative shopping) is acquired prior to making significant expenditure decisions. Consider the moderation which avoids ‘conspicuous consumption” and ‘Keeping up with

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“Transitional Age Youth (TAY = ages 16-25) need to establish their plan to acquire and have wealth by beginning to ‘save for their future’....using a job to earn the money which pays for ‘whole life insurance plans’, bank savings accounts’, purchasing a home, and having ‘a simple will’. “Middle Age individuals (ages 26-55) need to seriously evaluate where they are in terms of ‘paid up insurances’, home equity, health insurance, evaluate formal retirement plans and review your will;. “Senior Citizens (ages 56+) need to plan for their final years especially the disposition of their personal properties, downsizing their disposable stuff while alive and well, and issues pertaining to their ‘end of life’ issues: Evaluate your will; your estate planning and ‘death and dying process’; and having an ‘Advanced Healthcare Directive’ on file. All of these three life phases benefit from advanced planning; the earlier, the less expensive. One way TAY’s may establish some wealth immediately after high school graduation is to purchase a ‘whole life’ insurance policy (face value: $10,000). Such a policy has a minimal cost when youthful and healthy. Such a policy over time accumulates ‘cash value’ which may be used to secure low interest loans used for your first major item (a laptop computer; a personal vehicle, or help assemble the down payment on your condominium). Avoid ‘cashing out’ your whole life insurance policy because when you next purchase insurance the premiums will be based on your current age and be much higher.

Young adults do not realize that it is best to begin retirement planning when your youth and in good health permitting lowest insurance premium rates and provide lengthy time for investments to grow in value (mature). The current practice is to keep putting off beginning this process. Data reveal that many Senior Citizens could have done a much better job accumulating wealth to support their retirement lifestyle. By not preparing for your own retirement needs, you default your living standards to those defined by others and administered by welfare staff. Consider using a whole life insurance policy’s cash value as your ‘savings account’ which does a lot more for you than a bank savings account. Once that policy is paid up in full, it is better to use it as collateral or let it accumulate dividend payment which increases its value and still be used as security. So, a recommended strategy to ‘save and have money available’ is the early purchase of whole life insurance because this approach creates an immediate ‘intangible asset’..... your “whole life insurance policy whose face value is $10,000. Also, keep any such policy which becomes fully paid up; let the annual dividend payments accumulate. That policy provides you with insurance coverage at the lowest premium when purchased early in your life. Do not cash it out because that eliminates low cost insurance coverage. So being insured is a first step to becoming well-off. The above was limited to initial financial planning needs of the ‘transitional age youth (TAY’s). Future discussions will deal with the financial planning considerations of the Middle Aged cohort and the Senior Citizen cohort. Readers may send their comments to <hmorales@ el-observador.com>.

José López Zamorano LA RED HISPANA Un “dreamer”, el joven inmigrante mexicano de 31 años César Vargas se convirtió esta semana en el primer indocumentado en ser autorizado a practicar leyes en el estado de Nueva York, luego de un proceso legal de tres años que concluyó cuando un panel de Apelaciones de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de Nueva York le dio la razón. Más allá del reconocimiento personal que merece César, y muchos “soñadores” y “soñadoras” que como él son un ejemplo viviente de talento, el fallo del tribunal es una reivindicación del carácter y de las aportaciones de millones de inmigrantes indocumentados que residen en este país, pese al asedio que sufren de los opositores a su legalización plena. “Encontramos que el estatus indocumentado de un solicitante individual por sí sólo no sugiere que el solicitante no posea las cualidades que permiten a los abogados defender vigorosamente los intereses de sus clientes dentro del ámbito de la ley”, concluyo la corte de apelaciones. César fue traído por sus padres desde Puebla, México a los 5 años de edad, se graduó con honores del St. Francis College. Estudio derecho en la City University of New York, y forjó junto con otros soñadores la Dream Action Coalition, para luchar en defensa de la justicia para los inmigrantes sin documentos.

Su caso no es único, las cortes de Florida y California han llegado a conclusiones similares en los casos de otros dos abogados que llegaron a Estados Unidos de manera indocumentada. Es pues un nuevo itinerario de una hoja de rutas para  otros soñadores y soñadoras que decidan volcar sus aspiraciones al ejercicio de la abogacía. Pocos días antes la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la nación asestó un golpe letal a la iniciativa del polémico alguacil Joe Arpaio de Maricopa County, Arizona, toda vez que el máximo tribunal del país decidió no escuchar la apelación de una controvertida ordenanza anti-migrante del 2006 que había sido declarada inconstitucional por una Corte inferior. En paralelo, un nuevo sondeo del centro de investig-

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ación Pew encontró esta semana que un 72 por ciento de la población estadounidense apoya una legalización plena de los inmigrantes indocumentados y un 46 por ciento respalda la opción de una ruta a la ciudadanía. Las filas de los opositores a una legalización se achican día a día. El caso de César Vargas, un beneficiario de DACA, nos deja varias lecciones: La importancia de la educación, el valor de la perseverancia y el convencimiento de que el principio de la igualdad ante la ley será la norma en un país que aprecia de manera creciente la calidad moral de millones de personas que viven en las sombras pero son una pieza insustituible para el engrandecimiento de la nación. Para más información sobre DACA visita www.laredhispana.com

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La Presidenta del Sistema Universitario de California pidió fondos a la Legislatura para aumentar el número de estudiantes en 10.000 en los próximos cuatro años. “La universidad pública debe ser diversa”, dijo.

Jenny Manrique ESPECIAL PARA EL OBSERVADOR Aunque después de la larga disputa que enfrentó al gobernador de California Jerry Brown con la presidenta del sistema universitario de California, Janet Napolitano, ambos llegaron a un acuerdo para no aumentar la matrícu-

la de los estudiantes en los próximos dos años, la crisis financiera por la que atraviesa la Universidad, aún no para. En un encuentro con periodistas de medios étnicos, facilitado por New America Media, Napolitano reveló un Plan de financiación para 2015-2016 que entregará a la Asamblea Legislativa, en el que solicita una inversión de $100 millones adicionales a los Fondos Generales del Estado que el gobernador Brown aceptó destinar a la universidad. “Nuestra prioridad es el crecimiento del número de ma-

triculados en 10.000 plazas y la expansión de los servicios de apoyo en los campus, para que los estudiantes culminen con éxito sus estudios”, expresó Napolitano al detallar que el Estado ha disminuido el presupuesto universitario “en más de un tercio en solo un par de años”. La UC ha tenido que recortar puestos de trabajo y restringir el número de cursos que se ofrecen en algunos campus. Aún así, los programas de ayuda financiera para aquellos estudiantes cuyas familias no ganan más de $80.000 al año, se man-

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¡Traiga una manta y un picnic y disfrute de caminatas guiadas, actividades para niños, animales vivos, oradores y mucho más!

Celebre la Gran Apertura del Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve con Familia y Amigos

La Autoridad de Espacio Abierto del Valle de Santa Clara le invita cordialmente a asistir a la gran apertura de la última reserva de espacio abierto del Sur de la Bahía. Esta reserva de 348 acres ofrece una experiencia rural y de naturaleza a un paseo corto de 20 minutos por carro del centro de San José (aproximadamente una milla al sur de la salida Bailey en la autopista 101). La reserva cuenta con senderos con excelentes vistas del valle, estacionamiento fácil y baños limpios - todo gratuito para el público, los 365 días del año. Valentin López, presidente del Amah Mutsun Land Trust ofrecerá una bendición nativa americana para la tierra. Habrá juegos y actividades para los niños, y aves y animales vivos del Centro de Rehabilitación y Educación de la Vida Silvestre de Morgan Hill. La celebración contará con caminatas dirigidas por guías en el nuevo Arrowhead Trail, un sendero de cuatro millas para excursionistas, ciclistas y jinetes. Los oradores invitados para la celebración de in-

auguración incluirán a Sam Liccardo, alcalde de San José; José González, fundador de Latino Outdoors, Andrea Mackenzie, directora general de la Autoridad de Espacio Abierto, y más.

Además de las oportunidades de recreación excepcionales, el Coyote Valley ofrece recursos hídricos, tierra de cultivo y ganadería, hábitat de la fauna y recursos culturales. El suelo del Valle contiene la última restante área de recarga de aguas subterráneas sin desarrollar del Valle del Silicio y la tierra que rodea a Coyote Creek es fundamental para la captura de las precipitaciones.

El suelo del valle une las montañas de Santa Cruz a la cordillera Diablo y permite el paso seguro de la vida silvestre, como venados, linces, tejones americanos y pumas. Además, el Coyote Valley alberga aves rapaces como águilas reales y halcones y la vida silvestre con estatus especial incluyendo la salamandra tigre de California, la mariposa bay checkerspot, y la rana patas rojas de California. Toda la Región del Coyote Valley es verdaderamente una joya en la corona del Valle del Silicio - y la Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve permitirá al público explorar y descubrir sus muchas maravillas y sorpresas naturales.

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tienen, así como una mayor oferta en cursos virtuales. “Lo que se acordó con el gobernador (Jerry) Brown fue congelar la matrícula por dos años más, es decir que en 2017 igual se cobrará una tasa de inscripción con base en la inflación. No obstante no se resolvió qué hacer para aumentar los inscriptos, así que vamos a dejar al poder legislativo que decida eso”. La Asamblea tiene hasta el 15 de junio para finalizar el presupuesto del Estado, e incluir el acuerdo actual con la UC, que supone un aumento del 4% anual en sus finanzas por cuatro años, contando a partir del próximo año fiscal. Adicionalmente Brown y Napolitano acordaron la inyección de $436 millones durante tres años para cumplir con la obligación pensional de los regentes y otros trabajadores universitarios. “Nuestra propuesta es una inversión de $50 millones entre 2015-2016 y $50 millones entre 2016-2017. Queremos abrir 6.830 nuevos cupos para estudiantes residentes y 2.700 para estudiantes de posgrado. Esto nos permitirá mantener nuestros brazos abiertos a la siguiente generación de californianos”. Universidad diversa Napolitano hizo énfasis en la importancia de la diversidad para la academia. “California es el Estado más diverso en el país, por eso su universidad pública debe ser diversa”. Ampliando las plazas, “la posibilidad de que más comunidades como la latina tengan acceso al sistema universitario, es mayor. Queremos más estudiantes latinos, chinos, filipinos...” Así como el número de estudiantes que se gradúan de la escuela secundaria y califican para aplicar al sistema UC ha aumentado, así mismo los estudiantes latinos están cumpliendo en mayor número con los requisitos y cursos necesarios para el exámen de admisión.

“Es cierto que muchos latinos inmigrantes de primera generación prefieren ir a los Colegios comunitarios, quizá porque se sienten intimidados por el sistema de la UC. Pero aún allí, si tienen buenas calificaciones pueden ser transferidos a la Universidad al comienzo de su tercer año de estudio. Por eso en los recursos, también contemplamos fondos para realizar con éxito esa transferencia”, añadió Napolitano. Los soñadores, quienes han participado en varias protestas desde que Napolitano asumió la dirección de la Universidad, están en el grupo de graduados que se toman hasta cinco o seis años para terminar la carrera, cuando el promedio esperado es cuatro. La razón principal es la falta de recursos que los obliga muchas veces a trabajar y posponer materias. Se calcula que son 2.500 los estudiantes indocumentados en las 10 universidades que pertenecen al sistema UCI, buena parte de ellos cobijados bajo la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, siglas en inglés). “No puedo nombrar un soñador que esté pagando matrícula. California es uno de los pocos Estados donde los estudiantes indocumentados tienen derecho a obtener ayuda financiera para la Universidad. Hemos destinado dinero extra para apoyarlos en temas como consejerías, tutorías, servicios legales. Pero cada campus es autónomo en decidir cómo emplear esos recursos”. Las escuelas con el número más alto de latinos se encuentran en la parte sur de California, en campus como La Merced y Riverside. Algunos estudiantes, cuya situación migratoria es aún irregular, han manifestado su preocupación porque la presencia policial en los campus amenace su estadía. Sobre el tema, Napolitano respondió que “la policía está allí principalmente para

proteger la seguridad de los estudiantes y el personal docente, para proteger el acceso a los campus, pero no están allí para ser funcionarios de inmigración ni hablar con el ICE. Nuestros estudiantes están bajo el DACA, tienen derecho a estar aquí, tienen autorización para trabajar”. “Mantener la preeminencia en la Educación Superior” En su encuentro con la prensa, Napolitano compartió su preocupación porque comunidades como la afroamericana no están teniendo acceso a la universidad, básicamente porque “las tasas de graduación de secundaria entre esa comunidad han bajado”. Para ser elegible en el sistema de la UC, los estudiantes deben completar 15 cursos preparatorios y ubicarse entre el 12.5% de los mejores promedios de estudiantes graduados a nivel estatal o entre el 4% de los mejores de su clase. En cuanto a los estudiantes internacionales, aunque no hay límite para su admisión, no existen para ellos ayudas financieras y se espera que su matrícula, a diferencia de la de los estudiantes estatales, aumente en los próximos dos años. Finalmente Napolitano advirtió que California está corriendo el riesgo de “fallar como Estado en el campo de la educación”, tras los recortes que vienen sucediendo desde 2008. “Queremos asegurarnos de que California mantenga su preeminencia en la Educación Superior. Nuestros estudiantes se gradúan y lo hacen muy bien, muchos de ellos van a la escuela de Leyes o Medicina, muchos de ellos comienzan sus propias empresas, o se convierten en empleados de valor en lugares como Silicon Valley. La universidad debe ser capaz de proporcionar la misma calidad de la educación por la que se le conoce históricamente”, puntualizó.


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NEWSUSA Impeccably green mountains overlook a picturesque New England landscape as families gaze upon capped and gowned graduates sitting along mahogany benches. One cannot help but think of this scene as suited only for institutions of the academic elite. However, a different educational success occurs in

this part of New Hampshire, where students wear jumpsuits and study in cells.

get inmates an education,” said correctional educator Kenn Stransky.

Grafton County Department of Corrections in North Haverhill, 35 miles north of Dartmouth College, prides itself on the number of inmates it’s able to graduate from the state’s new high school equivalency test called HiSET.

A teacher for the last 15 years, eight at the facility, Stransky has led numerous initiatives borrowed from more conventional education environments. For Stransky, to have a real impact on these students, it’s about creating an education-focused culture.

“We’re the HiSET jail -; we

NAPSI Don’t look now, but invasive species are invading classrooms. That’s the word from experts who say such pests have been popping up across America for decades. In an effort to prevent further devastation, these pests can be found in a more unlikely place—school. The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS) has introduced a new curriculum for 6th through 8th graders called “Hungry Pests Invade Middle School.” This instruction is critically important, because invasive pests—which are introduced to the United States from other countries—attack our plants, trees and agriculture. Since they have no natural enemies here, they can spread unchecked and are capable of wiping out entire native species, from ash trees—used to make furniture, flooring and baseball bats—to orange groves. As a result, invasive species cost the U.S. an estimated $120 billion a year. Unfortunately, these pests aren’t going away anytime soon and future generations need to know how to protect the country’s farmlands, forests

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Students not only learn what invasive species are, but how they got here and the damage they cause. Most importantly, they learn how to prevent these “Hungry Pests” from spreading by taking preventive steps such as these: • Don’t move firewood; instead, buy firewood where you plan to burn it. • Buy plants, including ones online, from reputable sources. • Don’t bring or mail fresh produce or plants out of one state or into another. • Declare plants and produce to customs officials when returning from international travel. • Don’t move plants or produce outside of quarantined areas. • Wash dirt from outdoor gear and tires before going to/leaving from fishing, hunting or camping trips. • Clean lawn furniture and

other outdoor items before moving them to a new location. • Report signs of invasive pests at www.HungryPests. com. “The USDA’s list of 18 Hungry Pests are different from other types of invasive species, because they are mostly spread by humans in the things they move and pack,” said Abbey Powell, USDA-APHIS. “Through this curriculum, students can learn some of those ways and, hopefully, share that message with family and friends.” Teachers may access the curriculum, which meets National Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards, free of charge at www.hungrypests.com/resources/educators.php. To learn more, go to HungryPests.com, or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter.

“A student is a student,” says Stransky on how he views this unique student population.

everyone shares the responsibility to motivate inmates to enroll voluntarily and earn their high school equivalency.

One such initiative is an alumni tutoring program, in which inmates who’ve earned their high school equivalency certificate help current inmates who are preparing to take the tests.

“We want them to be a more prepared and better person when they leave the facility,” program officer Sgt. Mark Deem said. “Confidence that they could achieve something really makes a difference on whether we’ll see them again.”

“I’m here only once a week, so that’s a limited opportunity, but their inmate peers are here all the time and can provide continuous support,” Stransky said. Support for education success goes beyond those directly involved with the education program. Down to each correctional officer,

Inmates tend to gain a sense of purpose by graduating from the program, which has been shown to reduce recidivism. Inmates who participated in education programs have a 43 percent lower chance of recidivating than those who

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did not, according to a 2013 RAND Corporation study funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice. The facility’s honor graduate during this recent graduation is 45-year-old Mary Howard. Howard said that coming from a broken home, hanging around with the wrong crowd and illegal substance use led her to drop out of school early. However, the support and encouragement she received from fellow inmates and the facility’s staff kept her focused and driven. “I have a completely different outlook on my future because there are more opportunities for me when I get out,” Howard said.


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Jason Alderman MONEY MATTERS This years Financial Literacy Summit 2015, held in Chicago and co-hosted by Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, focused on how mobile technology might improve millennials’ learning, savings and investing behavior in the future. A recent FICO study said millennials, the demographic born between 1980 and 2000, not only represent the largest group of individuals using mobile banking applications, but also the biggest cohort partaking in Internet browsing, emailing, searching, social networking and news consumption on a smartphone or tablet, bypassing desktop machines entirely. By comparison, only 5 percent of 35-54 year-olds and 3 percent of those 55 years and older are using mobile devices exclusively. The Summit audience heard particularly eye-opening insights from a panel on how early education and mobile technology applications can help build future generations’ financial literacy. While online gaming (http:// practicalmoneyskills.com/ games/) is showing particular success in training gradeand high-school age students

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in financial fundamentals, panelists suggested that the broader solution will depend on national educational policy and a broader understanding about young adults and their financial needs. Amando M. Tetangco, Jr., governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the central bank of the Philippines, told the audience that young Filipino adults are “struggling more than their older counterpart groups with regard to budgeting” and retirement planning, but he said he is still optimistic: “I believe there are certain characteristics of millenials that provide opportunities to build [their financial capabilities]. They have a desire for change.” Such change, he said, should be driven by data and policy should be made personal and tied to technology solutions embraced by younger citizens. Panelist Jason Young, CEO and Co-Founder of MindBlown Labs, an Oakland, California-based software developer behind the Thrive ‘n’ Shine personal finance game app for teens and young adults, said mobile technology will bridge the gap between financial literacy and a lifetime of successful financial decision making. “Eighty to 90 percent of U.S. teens have smart devices.

That’s huge, but the important thing to understand is that these aren’t just things they use. They’re a way of life.” Developing a stronger connection between financial literacy education and mobile technology could be beneficial for global educators and policymakers trying to improve spending, saving and investing knowledge for future generations. In January, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a first-time global financial literacy study (http://www. oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/ pisa-2012-results-volume-vi. htm) that revealed that U.S. students ranked between eighth and twelfth place among all 18 participating countries in overall literacy skills. Bottom line: Focusing on the way under-35 consumers use smartphones and tablets might provide a way for educators, financial services companies and policymakers to narrow the financial literacy gap. Jason Alderman directs Visa’s financial education programs. To follow Practical Money Skills on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ PracticalMoney

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NAPSI Whether you are considering education to revamp your career or pursuing your own path to success, a few facts and tips can help you on the way. 1. Success is personal. A Strayer University study found that 90 percent of Americans believe success is more about happiness than power or possessions. A rewarding job or strong family network both mean more to Americans today than fame and fortune. Success Coach Tip #1: Success requires positive thinking. Strayer University Success Coach Yuriko Almonte suggests using positive affirmations: “It is important to internalize self-confident thoughts to combat self-doubting ones. Focus on positive experiences you’ve had in the past, rather than unsuccessful ones.” 2. Success is achieved with help from others. A support system is key to reaching goals. According to the study, more than half of Americans who consider themselves successful say they have a strong family network.

Success Coach Tip #2: Support networks should be more than just family and friends. Success Coach Kathy Rollins notes that she also sought guidance from professors and administrators when pursuing her degree. If going back to school, join or form a study group with likeminded peers. 3. Discipline and work ethic are at least as important as intelligence. Seven in 10 Americans surveyed rank success qualities of discipline and work ethic over ambition or intelligence. Success Coach Tip #3: Time management is an important life skill, which you can refine. Almonte suggests monitoring activities to understand schedule patterns and tweak as needed. “Track everything, including time spent at work, school and socializing.” 4. Higher education plays a key role in success. Americans value higher education. Of adults surveyed, those with a college degree were significantly more likely than those without one to consider themselves a successful person and report accomplishing most of their goals.

Success Coach Tip #4: It’s never too late to return to school; the key is focusing on long-term benefits. Rollins says, “Focus on the bigger picture—when returning to school, putting in hard work early on will pay off in the long run.” 5. Success is a journey. Whether you’re working toward a degree or a big job promotion, there’s no set social standard for achieving your goal. The Strayer University’s study found that less than half of Americans consider being thought a success by others important. Success Coach Tip #5: No matter where you are in your success journey, motivating incentives can help. “An important principle about an incentive is that you don’t get what is promised until you perform the behavior,” Almonte explains. Whether you’re studying for a test or working on a major project, a motivator is always necessary. Learn More For further facts on The Success Project study, go to www.strayer.edu.


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La protección solar nunca pasa de moda. La llegada del verano significa que es hora de picnics, excursiones a la piscina y la playa, y un aumento en las quemaduras solares. No obstante, los esquiadores y caminantes en el otoño también deben preocuparse por los rayos solares tanto como los nadadores. Las personas que trabajan al aire libre también deben tomar precauciones.

El daño que le causa el sol al cuerpo lo ocasiona la radiación ultravioleta invisible (UV). Las personas reconocen que las quemaduras solares son un tipo de daño a la piel causado por el sol. El broncearse también es un signo de la piel reaccionando a la radiación ultravioleta potencialmente dañina al producir pigmentación adicional que le da algo, pero casi siempre no suficiente, protección contra las quemaduras solares. Sin importar el color de su piel, todos estamos propensos a las quemaduras solares y a otros efectos dañinos de la exposición a la radiación ultravioleta. Aunque todos tenemos que tomar precauciones para proteger nuestra piel, los que deben tener aun más cuidado al exponerse al sol son los que tienen: * piel pálida * cabello rubio, café claro o son pelirrojos * tratamiento previo contra el cáncer de la piel * un familiar que ha tenido cáncer de la piel Si usted toma medicamentos, pregúntele a su médico sobre las precauciones para la protección solar pues algunos medicamentos pueden aumentar la sensibilidad al sol

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contraer problemas de los ojos. Los consejos para la protección solar de los ojos incluyen:

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Durante los últimos 30 años se ha hecho más evidente la necesidad de protección solar. Los estudios muestran que la exposición al sol puede causar cáncer de la piel. Los dañinos rayos del sol, y de las lámparas solares y camas de bronceado, también pueden causar problemas, debilitar su sistema inmunológico y causarle manchas en la piel, arrugas o piel que parece de «cuero».

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REDUZCA EL TIEMPO QUE PASAS BAJO EL SOL Es importante que limite la exposición al sol entre las 10 a.m. y las 2 p.m cuando los rayos solares son más fuertes. Aun en días nublados hasta el 80 por ciento de los rayos UV del sol pueden traspasar las nubes. Permanezca en la sombra el mayor tiempo posible durante el día. VÍSTASE CON CUIDADO Vista ropa que proteja su cuerpo. Si usted tiene planeado estar al aire libre en un día soleado, cúbrase la mayor parte del cuerpo que pueda. Póngase un sombrero de ala ancha, mangas largas y pantalones. Existe ropa que protege contra el sol. Sin embargo, la FDA sólo regula esos productos si el fabricante quiere hacer una afirmación médica. Considere usar una sombrilla que le brinde sombra. TOME LA PROTECCIÓN SOLAR EN SERIO Lea las etiquetas de los productos para asegurarse que obtenga: * un «factor de protección solar» (SPF) de 15 o más. El SPF representa el grado de protección que ofrece para evitar que se queme la piel. * protector solar de “amplio espectro” (broad spectrum) le protege contra todo tipo de daño a la piel causado por la luz solar. * protector solar resistente al agua se queda en la piel más tiempo, aunque se moje. Aplique nuevamente protectores solares resistentes al agua según lo indica la etiqueta. CONSEJOS PARA APLICAR EL PROTECTOR SOLAR * Aplique la cantidad recomendada de manera uniforme a toda

la piel expuesta, especialmente en los labios, la nariz, las orejas, el cuello, las manos y los pies. * Aplique el protector solar 15 minutos antes de salir al sol. * Si usted no tiene mucho pelo, aplíquese el protector solar en la cabeza o lleve un sombrero. * Aplique nuevamente cada dos horas. * Proteja aun más a los bebés y niños en el sol. Pregúntele a un profesional de la salud antes de aplicar protector solar a un niño menor de 6 meses. * Aplíqueles protector solar a los niños mayores de 6 meses cada vez que salgan.

* Cuando compre anteojos solares busque una etiqueta que ofrezca específicamente de 99 a 100 por ciento de protección UV. * Los artículos para proteger los ojos deben tener la etiqueta de «sunglasses» (anteojos solares). De lo contrario, no tendrá la seguridad de que tendrá suficiente protección. * El que los anteojos solares sean más costosos no significa que brindan mayor protección UV. * Pregúntele a un oculista que le haga una prueba a sus gafas o anteojos solares para saber qué nivel de protección UV ofrecen. * Las personas que usan lentes de contacto que ofrecen protección UV deben usar anteojos solares de todas maneras. * Los anteojos solares que cubren los lados de la cara ofrecen la mayor protección. * Los niños deben usar anteojos solares reales (¡no anteojos solares de juguete!) que indiquen el nivel de protección UV.

PROTEJA LOS OJOS La luz solar se refleja en la nieve, la arena y el agua, lo que aumenta aun más la exposición a la radiación UV y aumenta su riesgo de

Para más información sobre los recursos disponibles para el Día de no Quemarse y la seguridad de la piel, visite www.skincancerprevention.org .

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San Jose CALIFORNIA A celebration of the life and contributions of SAL ALVAREZ, a strategist, mentor, dedicated mind, body and soul to la causa. A man of faith and commitment. We have a new star in the sky guiding our road to social justice.  The picture of Sal advocating for the creation of the Office of Immigrant Relations and the county investment in Administrative Relief. Funeral Details: Vigil will be held at 7 pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 4600 Hyland Ave., San Jose CA 95127 The Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated by Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of the Diocese of San Jose and Bishop Richard Garcia of the Diocese of Monterey at 11 am on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ St. John Vianney Catholic Church

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While working at his first job at IBM as a systems engineer, Morgan was called back just a few days into his honeymoon due to an urgent office matter, marking the beginning of an all-consuming career. Despite ups and downs in both the professional and personal arenas, he eventually hammered out a successful career and a peaceful family life. In time for Father’s Day, Morgan is sharing some insights into the eternal challenge of striking the balance between competing interests. •While you may feel compelled to be involved in every aspect of

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the business, delegating tasks to the people who can do a better job than you can will benefit both you and the company. So know your strengths and weaknesses for better time management. •Find systems that simplify operations and make things happen faster, even if it means rocking the boat. For example, when titles were eliminated at Acxiom, the cultural shift didn’t make everyone happy, but in the end, the company became more efficient and flexible, giving everyone more time at the end of the day.

• No matter what you are wrestling with at work, be available for your children during the day. Make sure your kids know that they are important to you. Attend their recitals and ball games and find hobbies that you can share with them. Be reachable as much as possible. More information about the book can be found at www. mattersoflifeanddata.com.Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity for those struggling with the worklife balance to think about how to streamline work to make more time for family.

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STATEPOINT Professional obligations and family commitments can be at odds -- particularly for those who hold leadership positions or possess jobs with long hours. And many people learn that the hard way.

“At one point, I became quite onedimensional. It was all work and I had little time for family or other activities,” says Charles D. Morgan, CEO of PrivacyStar, who served as CEO of Acxiom Corporation from 1972 to 2008, overseeing the pioneering database marketing

services and technology provider’s growth from 25 employees to 7,000.Morgan, a serial entrepreneur, reveals his work-life balance struggles in his new memoir, “Matters of Life and Data: The Remarkable Journey of a Big Data Visionary Whose Work Impacted Millions (Including You).”

This fresh take on a classic BBQ recipe is simple and delicious: Cider Can Chicken Serves 3-4 1 roasting chicken, approx. 4-5 pounds 2 cans Apple cider 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh herbs 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 ounces olive oil pepper, to taste NAPSI You can step up your grilling game this summer with some insider tips and tricks from Chef Kevin Gillespie, BBQ expert, restaurant owner, cookbook author, and fan favorite from Bravo’s “Top Chef.” From temperature tips to unexpected ingredients such as hard cider, Kevin has some great tricks to make your grilling easier and even more delicious: • Make sure your grill marks are brown, not black. Dark char can give food a burnt taste. • Have all your ingredients and tools readily available. The grill cooks foods faster than most traditional cooking techniques, so be sure to watch carefully and have what you need close by. • Be generous when seasoning. With a grill, there’s less surface area than when cooking on a stove—all those gaps in the grates on the grill—so salt, pepper and other seasonings may fall through. • Temperature is key when grilling. A general rule of thumb is to cook on medium or medium-high heat. The hand trick is good to go by. Carefully hold your hand 6 inches over the surface of the grill. If you can count past 3, the grill is too cold. If you can’t count to 3, it’s too hot. • Using cider for your marinade, as an ingredient or on its own produces juicy, tender meats while infusing a refreshing, fruit-forward taste into every bite. It also helps

to create that golden-brown grill mark color you’re looking for as the sugar helps to caramelize the outside of your meats. Hard Cider is also a refreshing alternative to beer and wine when grilling or for any occasion. The day before, brine the chicken: Dissolve 1 Tablespoon Kosher salt and 1 Tablespoon sugar in one can of Apple cider. Mix in 1 Tablespoon chopped herbs and 1 clove chopped garlic. Submerge chicken in brine overnight, adding water (or cider) if necessary. Preheat oven to 300 degrees, or light a grill and set to low heat. Remove chicken from brine, rinse thoroughly and pat dry. In a small bowl, whisk together 4 ounces of Apple cider, remaining herbs (whatever you can get your hands on—thyme, sage, rosemary, etc.), remaining garlic, and olive oil. Rub dressing all over chicken, and season liberally with remaining salt and pepper. Stand chicken straight up and nestle firmly on top of can; the chicken should remain vertical. Place chicken in a wide roasting pan or directly on the grill, and cook until the juices run clear and chicken is cooked through, approx. 30-40 minutes. Cooking times will vary based on heat and method. Remove chicken from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the can of cider, and serve.For more recipes, visit www.AngryOrchard.com.


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WASHINGTON, DC Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calif ) issued the following statement this week after the Department of Education announced that it will forgive student loans for people impacted by Corinthian Colleges’ closing campuses: “I commend Secretary Arne Duncan for stepping up and using his legal authority to ensure that students scammed by Corinthian Colleges are not further damaged by having to repay their student loans. “The Secretary’s actions are an important first step, and I am committed to working with the Obama Administration to ensure that students who were impacted are both aware of the Department of Education’s program and have all the tools they need to take advantage of it. “When Corinthian College announced this year that it was shutting down its 28 campuses, it displaced about 16,000 students, disrupting lives and aspirations. Although the federal government cannot correct Corinthian’s mistakes, it can work to help these students not be haunted by the company’s shenanigans.”

Suzanne Potter California News Service BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A judge has refused to close down a controversial oil terminal near Bakersfield in Kern County, denying a preliminary injunction sought by environmental groups challenging permits for the facility. The terminal went on-line in December. Earthjustice attorney Elizabeth Forsyth says the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District shouldn’t have approved the Bakersfield Crude Terminal without first doing an environmental review, as required by California law. “This terminal has major public health impacts from the air pollution that it’ll emit,” she says. “Carrying large amounts of crude oil

The Bakersfield Crude Terminal is the subject of a lawsuit by environmental groups, and was recently cited by the EPA. It is owned by the same company which owns a pipeline that recently failed near Santa Barbara, spilling 100,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific. Photo credit: Elizabeth Forsyth/Earthjustice.

can carry significant risks. We’ve seen this in recent, catastrophic derailments, like the horrible disaster in Canada which killed 47 people.” The terminal is slated to bring in 168,000 gallons of crude oil a day - nine percent of California’s oil imports. The oil would then be moved by pipeline to multiple California refineries. Forsyth says that part is risky, too.

“Plains All American Pipeline, which owns the facility we’re challenging, is the same company whose pipeline recently released over 100,000 gallons of oil into the California coast,” she says. The lawsuit is still moving forward, and will be heard in six months. Meanwhile, the EPA has cited the Bakersfield-area terminal, saying it should have been designated a major polluter.


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Mayor Sam Liccardo’s June Budget (briefed on below) was passed on Tuesday and is set for final hearing on the 23rd of June. The City Council will adopt the final budget on the 23rd of June. 3.8, along with a host of other fee actions, and the direction from the Mayor’s June Budget Message will be incorporated into the final City Budget and recommended for Adoption by City Council on June 23rd.  “This budget reflects our community’s top priorities, in improving public safety, and making carefully targeted investments in our future. In addition to safety, those investments focus on our children-for after- school programs, libraries, and summer jobs for teens--to our street infrastructure and jobs-creation,” Mayor Liccardo said. “We’ll continue to tighten the belt on other spending to live within our means.” The Mayor’s June Budget Message focuses scarce City dollars on two overarching priorities: a safer, smarter San José, and investing in San José’s future. I. A Safer, Smarter San Jose Hiring Police and Firefighters: committing more than $6.5 million for recruiting and hiring police officers, and another $1.95 million to add 14 firefighters with the expected approval of a federal SAFER grant in August.

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tifies funding for body-worn cameras, facial-recognition software, a pawn-slip database, license plate readers, and other tools that can make officers more effective in their daily work. Expanding Civilian Roles to Enable More Effective Policing: doubling the number of Community Service Officers, and adding crime data analysts, fingerprint analysts, and crime prevention staff will improve our crime response, and will make our officers more efficient to focus on their most urgent priorities. Crime Prevention: launching San José Works, which will enable hundreds of teenagers living in gang- impacted neighborhoods to obtain summer jobs, due to partnerships between the City and the County and with communityminded employers such as Lowes, Target, Pacific Gas & Electric, Bank of America, Microsoft, and Home Depot. The June message increases programs funded through the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force to an all-time peak of $5.6 million, because San José has already benefited from the results of these programs, through lower rates of gang-involved crime. Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety: pursuing our Vision Zero campaign, San José seeks to eliminate pedestrian and cyclist deaths. In addition to the March Budget Message’s commitment of $500,000 for neighborhood traffic calming improvements and citywide deployment of LED street lights, the June message funds a “road diet” on Branham Lane, improved lighting on Foss Avenue, and supplemental traffic calming efforts in West San José. II. Investing In Our Future Our Children: The Mayor’s March and June budget messages emphasize investment

in the most critical resource, our children, by: •reviving City investment in after-school programs for youth, through the San José Learns initiative, in partnership with foundations, universities, tech companies, school districts, and charters. •opening the City’s 23 public libraries six days a week beginning on July 1st. •launching the San José Works. It is an innovative youth jobs initiative with a goal on fincreasing youth employment and expanding access to job training through partnerships with foundations, universities, local academies, school districts and charter schools. They began conducting interviews at San José City College on June 11. •expanding internet access through wi-fi investments in community centers serving low- income neighborhoods, and through East Side schools in partnership with the East Side Union High School District •boosting resources at youth centers on the East Side, at Berryessa and Alum Rock •activating several gang-impacted East Side parks with summer programming, and launching a major park master planning process in Alviso. • providing seed capital for the Family College Success Center, to facilitate college readiness and attendance in our low-income communities Streets and Roads: The Mayor proposes an unpreceded 50% increase ($8 million) in the level of funding for street paving and repair, from the $16 million proposed by the City Manager. PrioritizSTORY CONTINUES PG.11


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ing road repair today will save much more costly road replacement later, which can cost six to 10 times as much. Other funds anticipated in this fiscal year, such as ending fund balance, and the state’s “Triple Flip” payment, will also be prioritized for street pavement, supplementing the $24 million expenditure this year. Jobs: In this budget, the Mayor proposes several modest, targeted job-creation strategies, focusing on those opportunities for less-educated or lower-income residents to improve incomes and career prospects. Read the entire June Budget Message: http://www. s a n j o s e c a . g o v/A r c h i v e . aspx?ADID=2710

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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, CA Californians could be paying much less for prescription drugs if a bill just passed by the state Assembly makes it past the Senate and the governor. AB 339 would put a monthly cap of about $275 on the cost of a 30-day prescription, and prevent insurance companies from putting all the drugs for any one condition on the highest tier of cost sharing. Anthony Wright, executive director of the nonprofit Health Access, which sponsored the bill, says people with insurance shouldn’t be bankrupted by high co-pays.

The California State Assembly recently voted to limit co-pays on prescription drugs. AB 339 would put a monthly cap of about $275 on the cost of a 30-day prescription. Photo credit: Emily Roesly/Morguefile.

“People with certain conditions, whether it be MS or HIV or Hepatitis C, find that the drugs are literally costing hundreds if not thousands of dollars a month in cost sharing,” he says. Opponents say insurance companies will simply raise premiums to make up the lost revenue. Wright says the reforms are necessary and reasonable.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605446 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Leavesley Mini-Storage 195 Leavesley Road Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Leavesley Mini-storage, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane, Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; 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.) David S. Barrow Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605445 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Fayette Arms Apartment 2680 Fayette Avenue Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara Co. Tim Odell 3341 NW Starview Drive Bend, OR 97701 and Maria Ferrari Mapps 87087 Kellmore Street Eugene, OR 97402. This business is conducted by a limited 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.) Tim Odell, General Partner Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605444 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Glenwood Garden Apartments 210 Calderon Avenue Mountain View CA 94041, Santa Clara Co. Tim Odell 3341 NW Starview Drive Bend, OR 97701 and Maria Ferrari Mapps 87087 Kellmore Street Eugene, OR 97402. This business is conducted by a limited 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

NOTICE TO GENERAL CONTRACTORS Franklin-McKinley School District is receiving sealed bids until 3 PM, July 2, 2015, at 645 Wool Creek Ave., San Jose Ca 95112, for the Santee Community Center Project including grading, paving, landscaping & irrigation, site lighting, site concrete and minor interior renovations at 1399 Santee Dr, San Jose. Project will be funded with Community Development Block Grant and subject to Federal Davis-Bacon requirements. General Contractor shall comply with Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (12U.S.C.17IOU) which requires preference be given to hiring low and very low income residents of San Jose. Women and Minority Owned Businesses are strongly encouraged to apply. INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS: Contact documents, drawings, and specs may be viewed/obtained from Sugimura Finney Architects 2155 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell, (408)879-0600, attn. Don Barry, after June 15. Please call to schedule viewing or pick-up of drawings. Drawings may be provided for a $200 refundable deposit if returned in good condition. Mandatory Pre-Bid Mtg/Walk-Thru: June 15 @ 4:00pm at Santee Community Center, 1399 Santee Dr., San Jose, CA. Meet at the temporary fencing construction gate. All potential bidders must bring their own hard hat, safety vest and safety glasses. Bid Opening: July 2, 2014 @ 3 PM Franklin-McKinley District Service Center, Business Services Conference Room, 645 Wool Creek Ave., San Jose, CA. Inquiries: Don Barry, Sugimura Finney Architects, (408)879-0600. EO©2015

she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tim Odell, General Partner Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605443 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Shasta Shopping Center 1753 W. San Carlos Street San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Midtown Enterprises, LLC. 2901 Moorpark Ave, Suite 296 San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; 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.) Patrick Curci Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605442 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 40 Glen Eyrie Apartments, 40 Glen Eyrie Apartments San Jose Ca 95125, Santa Clara Co. Tranente One, LLC. 429 Llewellyn Avenue CA 95008. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrants have 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.) Sherman Tran Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605665 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1712 Noranda Apartments, 1712 Noranda Apartments Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara Co. Wah-Mei Lei, Trustee 2244 Silver Blossom Court San Jose, CA 95138. This business is conducted by a trust; 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.) Wah-Mei Lei, Trustee June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/03/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605437 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Arcadia Square 1011 Leigh Avenue San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Tranente One, LLC. 429 Llewellyn Avenue Campbell CA 95008. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has 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.) Sherman Tran Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605447 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 776 Deland Avenue Apartments, 776 Deland Avenue San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Darryl Paton And Pa-

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com mela Payton 10156 Bon Vista Court 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, 04/07/2009 “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.) Darryl Payton June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605449 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Alum Rock Center 1530 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Tranente One, LLC 429 Llewellyn Avenue CA 95008. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; 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.) Sherman Tran Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605721 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Chocoyos Trucking 1195 Blazingwood Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089, Santa Clara Co. Blanca Y. Landaverde 1195 Blazingwood Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089. 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.) Blanca Yanira landaverde June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605886 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Q.C.S. Quality Cleaning Services 125 S. Capitol Ave San Jose CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Adrian Herrera 127 S. Capitol 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, 06/25/2010 “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.) Adrian Herrera June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605701 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CandyLand Motorsports 16570 Church Street Ste # 125 Morgan Hill CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Rudolph Conrad Ruehl 471 Sieber Ct., San Jose, CA 95111 and Yasir Shlimon Abrahams 4676 La Crescent Loop San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/28/2015 “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.) Rudolph Conrad Ruehl June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605897 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Detail Pro 1473 Hermocilla Way San Jose CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Jillian Crespo and Mario Arturo Crespo Hernandez 1473 Hermocilla Way San Jose Ca 95116. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/01/2015 “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.) Jillian Crespo June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605897 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Almaden Road Center 1601 Almaden Avenue San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. 1601 Almaden, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane, Suite 200 Cupertino Ca 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; 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.) Leslie J. Smith Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/03/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281939 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Callista Reynaga. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Callista Reynaga, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names

as follows: a. Callista Paek Reynaga to Calli P. Reynaga. 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 09/08/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, 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. June 3, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281563 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Brenda Franco and Arturo Salinas. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Brenda Franco and Arturo Salinas have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daniel Badillo Franco to Daniel Salinas Franco. 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 09/15/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, 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. June 8, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281626 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nan Shi. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Nan Shi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nan Shi to Norman Nan Shi. 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 09/15/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, 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. June 10, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279609 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rodolfo Nunes Sanchez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Rodolfo Nunes Sanchez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rodolfo Nunes Sanchez to Rodolfo Sanchez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/04/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, 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 June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV274795 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Axel Klein Rodriguez Tenorio. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Axel Klein Rodriguez Tenorio has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Axel Klein Rodriguez Tenorio to Axel Klein Camero Tenorio. 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 Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 27, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281434 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Robert Yousef and Natasha Yakoo. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Robert Yousef and Natasha Yakoo have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Robert Yousef to Robert Yoseph b. Natasha Yakoo to Natasha Yoseph. 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 09/08/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, 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. June 4, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605471 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Soully Human 3466 Julio Ave San Jose, CA 95124, Santa Clara Co. Kristina Marie Lutz Baker and Amber Shay Mountford 3466 Julio Ave San Jose, Ca 95124. This business is conducted by a state or local registered domestic 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.) Amber Shay Mountford June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/29/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605599 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cater This! 4973 Parrish Ct. San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Juan Antonio Fernandez Jr 4973 Parrish Ct. San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by a state or local registered domestic 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.) Amber Shay Mountford June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/02/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281272 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: An V Do Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner An V Do Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. An V Do Nguyen to Anne Van Do b. AKA An Van Do Nguyen to Anne Van Do c. AKA An Van Donguyen to Anne Van Do. 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 09/08/2015 at 8:45 am,


JUNE 12-18 2015 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. June 1, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 5, 12, 19, 26 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281272 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chaio Fang Huang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner An V Do Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chaio Fang Huang to Jennifer Cf Hwang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/08/2015 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. June 1, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 5, 12, 19, 26 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278607 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Samantha Hola. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Samantha Hola has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rima Leslie Taylor Hola to Vila-Marie Rima Hola. 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 07/07/2015 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 25, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 5, 12, 19, 26 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604499 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Los Gatos Office Center 15951 Los Gatos Blvd. Los Gatos,

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com CA 95033, Santa Clara Co. LGOC, LLC. 2590 Springhill Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. 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.) Hsin Hsin Chen Manager May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604500 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Civic Center Apartments 1800 Civic Center Drive Santa Clara 95050, Santa Clara Co. Sean Nolan Management, LLC 429 Llewellyn Ave Campbell, CA 95008. 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.) Sherman Tran Manager May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604501 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 742 S. 9th Street 742 S. 9th Street San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Mark Parelius, trustee 2051 Junction Ave. Suite 205 San Jose, Ca 95131. This business is conducted by a trust; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/05/2010 “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.) Mark Parelius, Trustee May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604497 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Bentley Townhomes 3501 Lafayette Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara Co. Sean Nolan Management, LLC 429 Llewellyn Ave Campbell, CA 95008. 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.) Sherman Tran Manager

May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604498 The following person(s) is (are) doing business First Street Manor 530 N. First Street San Jose, CA, Santa Clara Co. Sean Nolan Management, LLC 429 Llewellyn Ave Campbell, CA 95008. 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.) Sherman Tran Manager May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605136 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Divinus Cosmetics 639 N. 18th St San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Lorena Lopez 639 N. 18th St San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/21/2015 “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.) Lorena Lopez De La Torre May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/21/2015

Jose Luis Velez Gonzalez May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/21/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279256 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kevin Orellana-Rodriquez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Kevin OrellanaRodriquez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kevin Orellana-Rodriquez to Kevin Armani OrellanaRodriquez. 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. April 10, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605052 The following person(s) is (are) doing Stat-Tech/Applied Statistics 6005 Assisi Ct. San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara Co. David C. Trindade 6005 Assisi Ct. San Jose, CA 95138 . This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/02/1991 “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.) David C. Trindade May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/20/2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281036 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shiwangi Agrawal. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Shiwangi Agrawal has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shiwangi Agrawal to Shivani Malika Agrawal. 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 09/01/2015 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 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 2015

Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 605095 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Velez Limousine 1663 Hopkins Dr San Jose CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Jose Luis Velez Gonzalez 1663 Hopkins Dr. San Jose, CA 95122. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 04/01/2011 under file no. 549838

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. 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 22, 29; June 5, 12, 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 22, 29; June 5, 12,2015 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

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS 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 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280432 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

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matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/18/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 11, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court May 15, 22, 29; June 5, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278838 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. 115CV279874 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Quyen Phuoc Thanh Bui. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Quyen Phuoc Thanh Bui., has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Quyen Phuoc Thanh Bui to Quyen Bui. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/11/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 27, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015


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Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Location: Produce Row Knowledgeable and dedicated, Craig Heitkam enjoys the pursuit of learning from and teaching his customers about organic honey and its merits. “My family’s been in the bee business since the 70’s and I started selling honey out here at the Flea Market about 20 years ago.” Heitkam’s family beekeeping business has flourished here in the Bay Area as well as in Chico, where most of the pollinating takes place. “We grew up as beekeepers who were pollinating orchards and selling honey on the side of the road,” says Heitkam. The success of his honey stand has to do with the the traffic into the famed Produce Row at Berryessa Flea Market, as well as the different uses of honey that customers have. “When we first started selling out here it was the sheer numbers of people coming that made good business-sense to expose your business to that many people, but now that we’ve been out here as long as we have its a relationship that we have with our customers,” says Heitkam. This synchronicity between Heitkam’s customers and their honey needs comes down to the multicultural make-up of the Flea Market patrons and their different uses for the organic honey. “A lot of our customers are using it for home remedies and for colds/coughs. A lot of people buy our local

honey for allergies.” He adds that the different uses became apparent when he encountered the variety of consumers. “There’s people from all over the world that shop at the Flea Market, thats when I discovered how many uses people around the world use honey for.” This accumulated knowledge, as well as his own experience in the honey/beekeeping industry makes for a good relationship between the buyer and himself. “I’m always learning from my customers and I hope they’re learning from me too, that’s part of what I enjoy about my job, its educating people about honey and a lot of times people ask well how do I know its real? What do I do if it crystallizes,? So I feel like a big part of my job is education and also learning from my customers, what they use honey for, so its fun.” “There’s people that have been coming out here since they were little kids, shopping and buying from us, and now they’re adults who have kids, so people expect us to be here, and we enjoy the flexibility of the Flea Market. It seems to work for us,” says Heitkam. These generations have had the organic honey products and shared experiences of the honey stand, now passing down this sweet experience to their children. The most popular product is in fact a child’s favorite, accord-

ing to Heitkam. He says it’s the honey sticks (written out as “honey stix”) that are the most popular item. “(It’s) another thing that I think has kept us here and is special to us and special to our customer. It’s that the kids have something they can come and get. Then the parents are buying the honey for cooking and medicine at home.”

Heitkam loves what he does, and in part this is because of the experiences he’s had and continues to have every week at the Flea Market. “I think the Flea Market is a really unique space and you have a lot of people making their living out here, small businesses, myself included. There’s hundreds of us out here and then there’s thousands of families coming out here every weekend and I feel that their dollar get stretched a little further by shopping at the Flea Market. It’s fun, and i think it’s a cultural gem for San José, you won’t find this in other cities. I think it’s a special place and that’s what keeps us here and what keeps people coming back.” Affordability, knowledge and personal touch is what drives people to Heitkam’s honey stand, located in Produce Row at the Berryessa Flea Market. It’s also interesting to note that he sells vinyl records now, so If chance permits, go by and try some honey and dive into the LP’s at the honey stand.


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Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer EARTHTALK Non-human rights is a term coined by animal welfare activist and lawyer Steven Wise, who has campaigned for three decades to achieve actual legal rights for members of species other than our own. His organization, the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), is working “to change the common law status of at least some nonhuman animals from mere ‘things’ which lack the capacity to possess any legal right, to ‘persons’ who possess such fundamental rights as bodily integrity and bodily liberty, and those other legal rights to which evolving standards of morality, scientific discovery, and human experience entitle them.” According to NhRP, nonhuman animals are still considered property in the eyes of the law. Even those animals that we know possess feelings, emotions and higher forms of intelligence—great apes, elephants, dolphins, whales—have no more legal standing than a shoe, a table or a car. “These are complex animals who have deep emotions, understand each other’s minds, live in complicated societies, transmit culture, use sophisticated communication, solve difficult problems, and even mourn the loss of their loved ones,” reports the group. “Just like humans.” “But they are still considered property, poached and taken from their natural habitat, separated and held against their will, subjected to cruel experimentation, exploited for entertainment, sold on the black market, used, abused and treated like objects for our amusement and financial gain,” says NhRP, adding that such experiences can scar animals for life. “Yet the law affords them no rights, allowing humans to do with them whatever we want.”

Wise and company would like to see animals who are confined for use in research or entertainment have the opportunity to live out their days in a wildlife sanctuary with a hospitable climate where they can enjoy “bodily liberty” to pursue their free will. NhRP is working to first establish a legal precedent that nonhumans can have legal rights in the U.S. judicial system. The organization filed its first cases in New York State in December 2013 representing four individual chimpanzees being used in research labs and for entertainment purposes, and hopes to expand its caseload to other nonhuman species in the near future. In the meantime, NhRP is looking for the help of volunteer lawyers, scientists, mathematicians and predictive analysis professionals interested in lending their expertise to the fight for recognizing the legal rights of nonhumans. “Over the coming years, we will be filing as many cases as we can afford, so contributions are very important, too,” reports the group. “We

also need funds to help establish sanctuaries for the animals we’re working to free from captivity.” Why should we care that animals have legal rights too? Steven Wise is fond of quoting Abraham Lincoln, who said: “In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free.” If we don’t want to live in a world where humans are enslaved, why should we tolerate similar treatment of our closest animal relatives and other sentient beings great and small? Whether or not the chimps he is fighting for ever get to a sanctuary, Steven Wise will forever go down in history as the Abraham Lincoln of the non-human rights movement. CONTACT: Nonhuman Rights Project, www.nonhumanrightsproject.org. EarthTalk® is produced by Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer and is a registered trademark of Earth Action Network Inc. View past columns at: www.earthtalk.org. Or e-mail us your question: earthtalk@emagazine.com.

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Can you imagine what a dinosaur looks like, moves like or sounds like without thinking of Jurassic Park? It isn’t just a movie. It’s a memory shared by all of us. It defined the colossal summer blockbuster, a moviegoing event of a lifetime that provided us some of the most lasting, iconic sights and sounds of cinema. It gave you the feeling that the first day of summer had arrived. It pioneered advancements

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in visual effects that made you believe dinosaurs roamed the Earth again. Mixing plausible science with breathtaking imagination, it told a cautionary tale about what could result from messing with the natural order. It left your eyes wide, your jaw open and your heart racing. Jurassic Park answered the question of how much story, how much fun and how much spectacle could fit into one perfect summer motion picture.

Now, the story of STEVEN SPIELBERG’s original comes full circle as the park that was only a promise comes to life. Welcome to Jurassic World.

of guests explore the wonder and brilliance of Earth’s most magnificent living prehistoric marvels and interact up close with them every day.

Twenty-two years ago, Dr. John Hammond had a dream: a theme park where visitors from all over the world could experience the thrill and awe of witnessing actual dinosaurs.

Situated on an island off the coast of Costa Rica and constructed around a bustling Main Street, Jurassic World is a state-of-the-art wonder full of astonishing attractions. Kids ride gentle mini Triceratops in the petting zoo, crowds cheer as the aquatic Mosasaurus leaps from a performance pool to snatch a great white shark dangled as a snack, and families gaze with fascination as dinosaurs of every shape and size roam again, all displayed and safely contained for the guests’ amusement.

Now, his dream has finally become a reality. Welcome to Jurassic World, a fully operational luxury resort where tens of thousands

Overseeing every corner of Jurassic World is driven careerist Claire (BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD of The Help), who finds herself unexpectedly saddled with the arrival of her nephews, Zach, 16 (NICK ROBINSON of TV’s Melissa & Joey), and Gray, 11 (TY SIMPKINS of Insidious series). Although they’ve been shipped off by their mom, Karen (JUDY GREER of Ant-Man), to spend a few days at Jurassic World, Claire has no time for the distraction of two visiting kids and loads them down with passes, sending them off to explore the park. The park’s miraculous animals are created by Dr. Henry Wu (BD WONG of Jurassic Park), a geneticist who once worked for InGen, the company behind Hammond’s first park, and now for the larger-than- life billionaire benefactor of Jurassic World, Simon Masrani

(IRRFAN KHAN of Life of Pi). Because the commercial prosperity of the park demands new innovations every year to keep guests returning, Dr. Wu is pushed beyond the bounds of ethical science, manipulating genetics to engineer a genetically modified dinosaur that has never walked the Earth before, and whose abilities remain undiscovered. The most secretive new breed developed by Dr. Wu and yet to be debuted in the park is the massive and mysterious Indominus rex. Raised in isolation after devouring its only sibling, the Indominus rex, whose genetic makeup has been classified, is reaching maturity. To help assess the creature and the security of its containment, Claire visits Owen (CHRIS PRATT of Guardians of the Galaxy), an ex-military expert in animal behavior working at a secluded research base on the periphery of the main park. Owen is years into a training study with a pack of aggressive Velociraptors, over whom he’s established an alpha relationship that balances the animals precariously between reluctant obedience and predatory revolt. When the Indominus rex— whose capacities for savagery and intelligence are unknown—stages an escape and disappears within the depths of the jungle, every creature in Jurassic World, both dinosaur and human, is threatened. For Claire, the lives that matter most are those of her nephews, who have ventured off course in a gyrosphere vehicle that allows 360-degree visibility of the world all around them. Now, Owen and Claire join

the hunt for the boys as order inside the park turns to mayhem and guests turn into prey. Dinosaurs escape into the open, the skies and the water to engage in an all-out war for survival, and no corner within the world’s greatest theme park is safe anymore. Joining Jurassic World’s director, COLIN TREVORROW (Safety Not Guaranteed)—who was handpicked by Spielberg to take the Jurassic mantle—in this vast undertaking is a phenomenal behind-the-scenes team. The crew is led by director of photography JOHN SCHWARTZMAN (Seabiscuit, The Amazing SpiderMan), production designer EDWARD VERREAUX (XMen: The Last Stand, Monster House), editor KEVIN STITT (X-Men, Cloverfield), costume designer DANIEL ORLANDI (The Da Vinci Code, Saving Mr. Banks) and Academy Award®-winning composer MICHAEL GIACCHINO (Star Trek Into Darkness, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes). The epic action-adventure is produced by five-time Oscar® nominee FRANK MARSHALL (the Back to the Future trilogy, the Indiana Jones and Bourne franchises), PATRICK CROWLEY (the Bourne series, Eight Below), and it is based on characters created by MICHAEL CRICHTON (Jurassic Park series, television’s ER). Jurassic World’s story is by RICK JAFFA & AMANDA SILVER (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and its screenplay is by Jaffa & Silver and DEREK CONNOLLY (Safety Not Guaranteed) & Trevorrow.


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BPT Smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, GPS device – are you drowning in digital clutter? If so, you’re not alone. Americans spend more than 43 hours per week on a variety of devices, and nearly half (47 percent) have one or more devices they no longer use at all, a survey by Intel discovered. Spring is a great time to add “cutting digital clutter” to your list of seasonal tasks. Decluttering your digital life doesn’t mean you have to give up your technology, throw devices away or spend a bundle on replacements. Here are three easy ways to spring clean your digital life this year: 1. Choose more flexible devices.

Technology keeps getting more impressive every year and keeping pace is essential in both the personal and professional realms. Beyond only going for this year’s hottest new tech, look for devices that do more. Tablets, 2 in 1 devices and portable all-inones pack versatility and power into a single compact device. 2. Donate old devices. You can spring clean your digital devices and give back at the same time when you donate older devices. From smartphones to desktop PCs, numerous organizations facilitate getting older, no-longer used devices from donors and putting them in the hands of people who need technology but can’t afford to buy the latest tech items. Check with your local elec-

NAPSI For parents and teachers tired of answering the question “Why do I have to learn this?” comes an exciting new activity series called “STEM Behind Health.” Developed by top medical experts and researchers, it provides teachers and students with an interactive, hands-on way to explore the math and science concepts behind diseases still in need of a cure. Aimed at getting more students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects and careers, the program puts students on the front lines of the medical field, helping real patients manage very real diseases. The free online activities let students explore the math and science behind managing diseases such as breast cancer

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tronics retailer, school district, church or other community organizations to see if they accept device donations. 3. Recycle old devices. Every 1 million laptops Americans recycle saves enough energy to power more than 3,500 homes per year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Recycling cellphones and other devices also allows for the recovery of a number of valuable metals, including copper, silver and gold. Recycling devices keeps them out of landfills. The EPA offers a searchable database of device recycling programs on its website. Retailers, device manufacturers and even mobile service providers offer recycling programs. Many cellphone

Weber. “By bringing awareness of type 1 diabetes to students and teachers around the country, I hope to inspire a student to go on to one day develop a cure.” Weber is studying to become a pediatric nurse so that she can help other kids diagnosed with the disease. and diabetes. For example, students learn how to keep blood sugar in a safe range, why small changes in DNA can cause big problems and how cancer cells replicate. The first activity in the series, “Managing a Critical Ratio,” engages students in the math and science behind insulin replacement therapy by sharing the daily struggle of nursing student and diabetic Chelcie Weber. “For me, life is a neverending math problem,” said

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The program was created by Sanford Health and Texas Instruments Education Technology, which provides a wide range of tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications, helping students and teachers to explore mathematics and science interactively. Teachers and students can download “STEM Behind Health” to the TI-Nspire CX graphing calculator, Student Software or TI-Nspire Apps for iPad or visit www.STEMbehindHealth.com.

companies offer trade-in programs that allow you to hand in your old device and get a discount on a new one. Before you donate or recycle, be sure to remove personal information from the de-

vice in addition to the battery, which may need to be recycled separately. If you don’t relish the idea of letting go of the device altogether, consider recycling it within your own home. Your old smartphone may no longer

meet your needs but it could be a great starter phone for your pre-teen, and that laptop you find too heavy to lug from meeting to meeting may work just fine as a dorm-room device for your college-age child.


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Abre camino

Se porta en pequeños saquitos color verde o amarillo con el fin de abrirse camino, encontrar nuevas oportunidades y buena suerte en general, frecuentemente se preparan enjuagues con esta hierba, se añade rompezaraguey, ruda y arrasa con todo para hacerse un baño lustral.

Arrasa con todo

Se mezcla esta hierba con un poco de rompezaraguey y hierba abre camino, y se hacen enjuagues durante tres días consecutivos para deshacer hechizos y vencer la brujería.

Cáscara sagrada

Se recomiendan los enjuagues de agua de cáscara sagrada para salir airoso de cualquier situación que tenga que ver con asuntos legales y corte. Se ingiere por medio de cápsulas para promover la buena salud y la juventud.

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negra no pueden existir. Coloque un trozo del tallo de mandrake junto a dos monedas de plata para que el dinero le abunde.

Ocote

Es comúnmente sugerido para alejar las malas vibras y los malos espíritus. Actualmente son muy populares las cruces de ocote, coloque una de estas cruces debajo de los colchones de su cama si siente energías extrañas a su alrededor o si padece de pesadillas constantes.

Pirul

Con las hojas de pirul se fabrican ramas de limpia y se pasan por el cuerpo de una persona que este enferma o deprimida, luego las hojas se entierran y santo remedio. También se quema como incienso para alejar las malas vibras.

Rompezaraguey

Enebro

Con esta hierba se preparan pócimas y enjuagues sumamente efectivos para erradicar la mala voluntad, la mala suerte, la envidia y la escasez de dinero. Se mezcla frecuentemente con la hierba abre camino y arrasa con todo.

Ginkgo

Al plantarla en el jardín atrae buena suerte y ahuyenta a los malos espíritus. Es muy utilizada para hacer limpias a personas y viviendas. Se riega agua de ruda en la puerta de entrada de la casa para que el dinero no falte.

Se siembra en la casa con el propósito de protegerse de los amigos de lo ajeno. Tres de sus flores se colocan en el maletero del auto con el fin de prevenir accidentes. Los enjuagues con agua de enebro atraen la buena suerte en el amor. Es reconocido como un agente que mejora y reestablece las funciones mentales. Si quiere rejuvenecer, ponga a remojar 21 hojas de ginkgo en agua mineral la noche de luna nueva, al día siguiente enjuague su cara con la mezcla, hágalo una vez al mes. Le sorprenderá el resultado.

Hierbabuena

La hierbabuena se utiliza en rituales para la protección del hogar, antes de iniciar un ritual de magia blanca, frote sus manos con hojas frescas de hierbabuena. Se dice que donde crece con abundancia el dinero nunca faltará.

Mandrake

Donde exista una planta o un trozo de raíz de mandrake, los malos espíritus y la magia

Ruda

Toronjil

Las infusiones son recetadas como enjuague para curar afecciones del cuero cabelludo y promover el crecimiento del cabello. Porte en la billetera dos hojas frescas de toronjil si siente que tiene mala suerte en el amor o si desea encontrar una pareja.

Vetiver

Es utilizado en rituales espirituales, para atraer buena suerte y fortuna a un negocio, deposite un poco de polvo de vetivert en la caja registradora y así sus ganancias se duplicarán.


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Cornell William Brooks NAACP

monplace in communities of color all across the country.

Freddie Gray wasn’t the only person to die at the hands of the police in April. Before Mr. Gray suffered three broken vertebrae during the course of his arrest by Baltimore police, 17-year-old Justus Howell was fatally shot by an unidentified officer in Zion, Ill. Like the death of Mr. Gray, Mr. Howell’s death was ruled a homicide.

How many more lives of unarmed Black men and women, tragically and senselessly killed by police, will our nation have to mourn before our country moves to fix its unjust and ineffective criminal justice system?

On the day that Mr. Gray was laid to rest and protests and demonstrations against police brutality rung out in Baltimore, a group of local and federal law enforcement officers arrived at the home of 20-year-old Terrance Kellom, who was a suspect in a robbery case. Less than 10 minutes after police entered Terrance Kellom’s home, he was dead, shot several times by an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer who was part of an inter-agency fugitive task force for reasons that remain unclear. Then there was 37-yearold Natasha Mckenna. This 130-pound woman died after she was taser shocked four times by the Fairfax, Va. police Feb. 3, with her hands cuffed behind her back, shackled around her legs, with a hobble strap connecting both of the restraints. Police say they are still investigating. More than 400 people have died while in police custody this year and the list keeps growing, according to an online database that compiles news reports of instances of use of deadly force. While there is no comprehensive national database compiled by law enforcement agencies of police’s use of excessive or deadly force in the United States, the number of people both severely and fatally injured while in police custody underscores a distressing symptom of the untested and overaggressive policing culture that has become com-

The NAACP says no more. The fight for better policing and greater accountability has been at the forefront of the NAACP’s work since its inception, and it’s a fight that we know how to win. One of our most recent achievements: the NAACP alongside its valiant coalition partners helping to dismantle the practice of stop and frisk in New York and leveraging a successful collaborative campaign to pass anti-racial profiling and police accountability measures. And we have no intention of slowing down. Now the NAACP is doubling down on advocating for body worn cameras, car cameras and gun and taser cameras. The availability of video evidence of police interactions with civilians can lead to significant improvements in police accountability and trust among a community. Additionally, we must deploy the use of independent investigation bodies and the use of civilian review boards. But we cannot do it alone. Join us in our fight. Here are three simple ways that you can help.

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re-introduced in both the U.S. Senate the U.S. House of Representatives. The End Racial Profiling Act comprehensively addresses the insidious practice of biased treatment by law enforcement because of who you are, or who you are perceived to be, by law enforcement. Call your U.S. senators and representative in Washington and tell them to pass the End Racial Profiling Act. The switchboard phone number is (202) 224-3121. Support America’s Journey for Justice: Last year, our “Journey for Justice” campaign began with a 134-mile, 7-day march from Ferguson to Jefferson City, Mo., to join members of the Ferguson community in protesting the death of Michael Brown at the hands of the police, and to provide leadership to the predominantly young activists, participants in democracy. This year, we are continuing our work with America’s Journey for Justice - a trek along the 850-mile route from Selma, Ala., to Washington, DC - through Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia - to highlight the need for criminal justice and voting reforms because our lives matter and our children deserve to live.

Join the NAACP: Become a part of the largest civil rights organization in the nation. When you become a member of the NAACP, you are doing more than joining an organization; you are becoming a part of a community. Our membership community is the reason we’ve been able to protect, defend, and fight for our civil rights and human rights for over a century.

Every American deserves the opportunity to grow and thrive and reach their full potential. And every American child has the potential to become our nation’s leading scientists, entrepreneurs, scholars, lawmakers and law enforcement officials. It is us who must protect them. The NAACP remains committed to this promise - fighting to ensure that communities of color, our children especially, are judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin in the eyes of the law. For 106 years, this is what we have stood for and we will not waver.

Help us pass the End Racial Profiling Act: The End Racial Profiling Act has been

Cornell William Brooks is president/CEO of the Baltimore-based NAACP.

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