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OPINION

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CIT Y, COUNT Y, STATE & FEDER AL BUDGETS ARE BEING PROPOSED

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Residents, especially citizens who registered to vote, who are concerned, who learn about the issues, and actually voted for their elected representative at local, state and federal levels of governance, must understand that they are stakeholders (similar to investors who purchase shares of a corporation). The periodic election process is analogous to the annual meeting of corporate shareholders. We, The People pay income taxes, sales taxes, and various fees for licenses (driver's; fishing/hunting, etc.). It is these payments which, in their aggregate, become revenues which are allocated and encumbered during budget projections at the end of each jurisdiction's fiscal year in preparation for the coming year. The elected official from your jurisdiction is your representative... which is when this nation seems to be more like a republic rather than a democracy. My main concern these days is that too many corporate special interests are having their way because ordinary citizens are not adequately informed nor involved. Into this void, those who want to use government for their special interests...usually profiteering will always get their way.

The profiteering schemers can be forced to be fair and equitable if and when We, The People take an interest, become engaged and involved. One thing is certain... the Anglos in power today are expressing their plans which are self-serving and myopically short sighted. This nation has enough resources to enable all to enjoy a life style which is humane and reasonable. Today's emphasis on bottom line decision-making coupled with the trickle down economic theory is not working for the 99%; It is working very well for the top 1% who already control too many resources which they did not create but do control today. What is lacking is a sense of societal stewardship wherein our elected officials not only look out for themselves, but also for all the rest of us. The best way to understand what is going on is to become familiar with the jurisdictional budgeting process at the local level. The City of San Jose is a public business which provides many services for its residents by management of resources (tax revenues) amounting to $5.6 billion per year. All of its one million residents are stakeholders when they pay sales taxes, income taxes, license fees, etc. Mayor Sam Liccardo recently delivered his annual city budget priorities message which will be explained at all ten district's and needs to receive constructive commentary. Fully transparent governance results when the public knows what it is

receiving for its tax dollar. The same applies to the County of Santa Clara. Recently BOS President Dave Cortese presented his priorities which are reflected in the county's budget of $6 billion. That is the aggregated tax revenues which are used to underwrite the many civic services which are the responsibility of the County Santa Clara...services such as medical care; mental health; behavioral health services; social services; public safety (fire and law enforcement); Superior Courts (justice system; public defender; district attorney, coroner-medical examiner; public health, and dealing with the indigent needs of the homeless, disabled, orphans, foster kids, and more. Residents are encouraged to attend a local budget presentation in their district. It is one way to communicate your priorities and to keep local elected officials responsible and accountable. It is a way to get the biggest bang for your bucks (tax dollars)...and to ensure that public monies are used to serve the public and not become subsidies for corporations. As an example, I have chosen to present the fiscal 2017-18 budget for the Behavioral Health Services department, Ms. Toni Tullys, Director. This department is part of the Health and Hospitals Systems, County of Santa Clara. (if one tries to deal with the entire County's $6 billion budget...it is simply too big to deal with...but most folks can deal with and understand what

one department does with its $500 million budget). At the Behavioral Health Board meeting of Monday, June 12, 2016, Ms. Martha Paine, Director, General Fund; SCVHHS Financial Services, presented two pie charts: One pie chart displayed all sources of funds received (i.e., income); the other all service programs these funds supported. What most citizens do not know is that of $500 million dollars; $172 million comes from the county's general fund. These are your tax dollars performing several works in progress ranging from dealing with the homeless to provision of emergency psychiatric services (EPS). The Board of Supervisors may approve the encumbrance of $172 million (34,4%) of BHSD's budget using local tax dollars (your money). The entire BHSD budget is an 'open book' available online for you to review. This public corporation practices full transparency. Private business and corporations do not disclose their budgets in this open manner because of competition and secrecy. The Trump Real Estate business is an excellent example. The FY 2017/18 budget for Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is even larger and more complex...but its fiscal data is also available online for review. By reviewing you will invariably learn a bit about how these public corporations spend your tax dollars. And remember that the county employs about 18,000 individuals...it is a big business and you are a stakeholder (shareholder).

These local public jurisdictions are taking care of local needs with your tax dollars. By becoming involved and aware, you may learn to manage your own personal monies much better while you learn about human services which are available for you when you need them. Now, understand that your local governance is not perfect. There is much work to be done. For example, in the Corrections Department (county jails custody services) as well as improvements in the Office of the Sheriff which operates with your tax dollars without desirable levels of transparency and monitoring by those commissions which have no conflict of interest. Also, understand that when you, as an individual, become involved as a member of a commission or an advisory board, you will help infuse these budgets with your values and priorities. My hope is that more Hispanics get involved because since we are already 30% of the local population, we are certainly not yet involved at equity levels. As an informed, engaged and involved person, you will infuse your values and priorities while learning much about how local government operates and is financed by your taxes. Local government provides many services...one of which may interest you. It is here that you could begin to become engaged, involved and committed while you learn how a public corporation operates. As a people, together we can do more successfully.

A SAFER BART FOR ALL Editor’s Note: This Op-Ed first appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle on June 19, 2017 Lateefah Simon & Nick Josefowitz Special to El Observador BART plays an essential role in hundreds of thousands of people’s daily commutes. As BART riders elected to the agency’s board of directors, we firmly believe that BART should invest in transporting our riders and keeping them safe, not furthering a national anti-immigrant agenda. That’s why we and BART Directors Rebecca Saltzman and Bevan Dufty support a proposed BART Safe Transit Policy, so that all riders can reach their destinations without fear. The risks to our undocumented riders are real. On May 14, after being questioned about his immigration status, a rider on the Metro Transit system in Minneapolis was tased and arrested. Within days, he was transferred to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and a federal immigration judge ordered him deported. The right to use public transit should never

come with exposure to such danger. Implementing the Safe Transit Policy is essential for preventing similar incidents on BART. We understand how critical our system is for residents to get where they need to go. With more than 500,000 people living in the Bay Area without legal permission, we must ensure that all riders are protected when using BART in their professional and personal lives. Immigrants, including those who are undocumented, are an indispensable part of our community and economy, and their contributions to our cities are an important reality in the Bay Area. The Safe Transit Policy ensures that regardless of ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, race, religion, sexual orientation or immigration status, riders can count on a safe and secure environment on BART. Specifically, the policy would forbid BART from spending its resources to enforce federal immigration law and prohibit BART police officers and employees from questioning riders about their immigration status.

This isn’t just about protecting our immigrant communities; it is also about facilitating an environment where riders feel comfortable and protect one another. Maintaining rider safety is a collective effort. BART is safer for everyone when every rider can trust and work with law enforcement. A Safe Transit Policy will ensure that victims and witnesses of crimes do not fear to speak up and report incidents to BART police. Under Safe Transit, we will not waste BART’s resources on anti-immigration policies that undermine the trust between riders and BART police. Instead, we will center our law enforcement efforts on patrolling trains, stations and parking lots, and preventing crime throughout our system. Our BART police are most effective when they can focus on their primary duties rather than becoming entangled in federal immigration enforcement efforts. San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Hayward and other cities and counties served by BART have voted for their own sanctuary policies, which BART’s Safe Transit would bolster and expand. This policy has broad support from Bay Area elected officials, including Oakland Mayor

Libby Schaaf, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, state Sens. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, and Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, Assemblymen David Chiu, D-San Francisco, and Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, and former San Francisco Supervisor David Campos. The Bay Area’s success rests on the contributions of hard-working immigrants and refugees. They enrich our communities as neighbors, students, working professionals, religious leaders, community advocates, parents, artists and business owners. It is imperative that these riders, who shape and sustain our region, can get around safely on BART. We plan to vote in favor of the Safe Transit Policy at the June 22 BART Board of Directors meeting, and we hope you can join us in support. Lateefah Simon and Nick Josefowitz are BART directors representing Districts Seven and Eight, respectively. They are joined in this view by BART Directors Rebecca Saltzman (District Three), and Bevan Dufty (District Nine).

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¿UN VASO MEDIO VACIO O MEDIO LLENO? mismo t iempo rescind ió su posible ampliación y su variante para adultos DA PA . S on buena s not icia s si n duda que cientos de miles de jóvenes, la mayor ía mex ic a nos, pueda n seg u i r no sólo contando con los benef icios de DACA –como los per misos laborales y la protección contra la depor tación en la mayor ía de los ca sos-- sino que tengan la posibilidad de renovar su ex tensión por dos a ños a d iciona les cuando lleg ue el momento. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Por José L ópez Zamorano L a R ed Hispana Sig i lo s a ment e , la a d m i n i s t r a c ión Tr ump decidió mantener, a l menos p or el moment o, el P r og r a m a de Ac ción D i fer id a pa ra L lega dos en la Infancia (DACA) que benef icia a más de 790,000 inmigrantes indocumentados que llegaron a los Estados Unidos siendo menores de edad. A l

Y es entendible que no haya habido ni bombo ni platillo en el anuncio de esas decisiones de polít ic a m ig rat or ia s. D e spué s de t odo, el señor Tr u mp había i nd ic a do cla r a ment e en su campa ña presidencia l que planeaba dep or t a r a t o do s lo s i n m ig ra nt e s indocument a dos, sin d ist inción de edad. Dice el dicho que es de sabios cambiar de opinión. El Depar tamento de Seg ur idad In-

ter na (DHS) aclaró que el hecho de que la versión or ig ina l de DACA del 2012 no haya sido rescindida, no debe ser interpretada como relevante para el f ut uro del prog ra ma: “El f ut uro del prog ra ma DACA cont inúa bajo rev isión por esta administración”. Independientemente que no se trate la decisión f ina l sobre el f ut uro de DACA , el hecho de que se mantenga el blindaje contra la s depor taciones de cientos de miles de jóvenes es una buena noticia. Además, el presidente Tr ump ha insistido que buscará una s oluc ión hu m a n it a r i a pa r a e s t o s “ dreamers” que han mostrado ser tan amer icanos como cua lquier persona nacida aquí, sa lvo por los papeles. He prestado atención a la s múltiples ex presiones de decepción por la rescisión de DA PA y de la ampliación de DACA . Y la s ent iendo. De spués de t o do, se cier r a la puer t a a la lega li za ción de má s de 4 m i l lone s de p er s on a s que t ienen h ijo que s on c iud a d a no s e s t a dou n iden s e s

NOONARTS & LECTURES PRESENTS VIVACE YOUTH CHORUS’ TOUR CONCERT SAMPLER Friday June 23, 2017 / 12:45am Cathedral Basilica 80 S Market St San Jose, CA Free

LYRIC THEATRE OF SAN JOSE PRESENTS: ‘TRIAL BY JURY’ Friday June 23, 2017 / 8pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $11 - $37

FOUNTAIN BLUES FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY METRO Friday June 23, 2017 / 8pm Poor House Bistro 91 S Autumn St San Jose, CA Free

VIVACE YOUTH CHORUS’ TOUR CONCERT SAMPLER Friday June 23, 2017 / 12:45pm Cathedral Basilica 80 S Market St San Jose, CA Free

THE TOXIC AVENGER Friday June 23, 2017 / 8pm San Jose Stage Co 490 S 1st St San Jose, CA $21 - $55

LITTLE ITALY SAN JOSE’S BOSS OF THE SAUCE Sunday June 25, 2017 / 11am Little Italy San Jose 323 W St John St San Jose, CA $20

LYRIC THEATRE OF SAN JOSE PRESENTS: ‘TRIAL BY JURY’ Friday June 23, 2017 / 2pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $11 - $37

36TH ANNUAL FOUNTAIN BLUES FESTIVAL Saturday June 24, 2017 / 12pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $20 - $75

MACLA: NEW PLAY READING Sunday June 25, 2017 / 1pm MACLA 510 S 1st St San Jose, CA $10 - $30

MUSIC IN THE PARK – KATCHAFIRE Friday June 23, 2017 / 5:15pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $10 - $30

FOUNTAIN BLUES FESTIVAL AFTER PARTY Saturday June 24, 2017 / 9pm Poor House Bistro 91 S Autumn St San Jose, CA Free for Blues Festival attendees or $20 donation at door

FREE KIDNEY HEALTH SCREENING August 12, 2017 Allen Temple Baptist Church 8501 International Boulevard Oakland, CA Free

o re sident e s lega le s per ma nent e s, entre otros. Ambos programas puestos en marcha en 2014 por el entonces presidente Barack Obama enf rentaban sin emba r go u n de s t i no i nc ier t o en lo s t r ibu n a le s e s t a dou n iden s e s y no había n pod ido ser i mplement a da s debido a la oposición de 26 estados del país. Y aunque comprendo la desilusión no debemos menospreciar la importancia de que se preser ve DACA. Después de todo fueron los soñadores los que con su esf uerzo y dedicación cambiaron la mente y el corazón de los políticos. Y ellos seg uirán aquí para mostrar a través de su ejemplo de tenacidad y va lor que la refor ma mig rator ia es la solución dig na y humanitar ia que requiere el país. Pa ra má s infor ma ción v isit e w w w. lared hispana .org.

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EDUCATION

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SAN JOSE SUMMIT SCHOOLS CELEBRATE 98 PERCENT OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO COLLEGE A decade since its first graduating class, Summit celebrates college-bound rates above 90 percent at all of its schools

empowered to become self-directed learners, helping them to develop the habits and skills that lead to academic and personal success, including college acceptance.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- Summit Public Schools recently announced that an average of 98 percent of seniors at both of its San Jose schools, Summit Rainier and Summit Tahoma, have received acceptances to at least one four-year college or university. Ten years since Summit’s first graduating class, 99 percent of seniors graduating across its five schools were accepted to college. Summit students have been accepted to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the country, including Duke University, Carnegie Mellon, The Juilliard School, Rice University, New York University, UCLA and UC Berkeley. “Our commitment to our students is that we will empower them to live purposeful lives,” said Summit Chief of Schools Andrew Goldin. “We’re so proud to see a record number of our students heading to college, where they will enrich the skills and values they’ve developed at Summit as they continue down the path of creating those lives.” Since 2007, more than 1,400 students have graduated from Summit Public Schools. Once enrolled in college, Summit alumni are twice as likely to complete college than their peers. Ninety percent of graduates across all Summit schools plan to attend a twoor four-year college this fall. Three of those schools -- Rainier, Tahoma and Summit Prep -- were recently named among “America’s most challenging high schools” by The Washington Post.

Many Summit students overcame major obstacles to reach this point. 35 percent of Summit’s graduating seniors will be the first in their family to attend college. The majority of Summit students who were accepted into a four-year college also began ninth grade at a Summit school. Willy Teav, a soon-to-be first generation college student who will graduate from Summit Rainier this week, plans to major in aerospace engineering at UCLA. Teav says Summit helped him develop the confidence to take “calculated risks.”

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Across its five Bay Area high schools, Summit students in the class of 2017 received over 1,200 acceptances to 194 unique colleges/ universities across the country, include 23 of the top 50 colleges, according to US News and World Report. Among those students are those graduating from Summit Rainier and Tahoma in San Jose—a majority of these students, over 50 percent, are Hispanic. At both schools, 98 percent of students were accepted to college. Part of East Side Union High School District, where only 29 percent of Hispanic high school graduates met the A-G requirements for college (the way of measuring if students are prepared for college), 100 percent

of Summit students are graduating meeting these requirements. The San Jose schools were the first to embrace Summit’s innovative personalized learning model that has now been adopted Summit-wide. Through this model, students engage in deeper learning projects and are

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“Summit has really given me the space to grow as a person and as a scholar,” said Teav. “The project-based curriculum helped me become more of an analytical thinker who can wiggle through challenging questions rather than somebody who relies solely on memorizing facts or formulas.”

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BUSINESS

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CONSEJOS SOBRE MEJORAS PARA EL HOGAR TIPS FOR HAPPY HOME IMPROVEMENT

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

El verano está casi aquí, y los largos días pueden hacer usted sentir que tiene tiempo extra en sus manos. Quizás el invierno lluvioso dañó a su hogar, o usted está notando las partes envejecidas de su morada que usted quisiera renovar. De cualquier manera, ¡usted está considerando mejoras para el hogar! Verano puede ser un buen momento para iniciar proyectos de mejoras para el hogar, pero es importante saber lo que está haciendo y hacer su investigación antes de empezar. En 2016, los consumidores presentaron más de 4.500 quejas contra negocios de mejoras para el hogar con BBB. La principal causa de quejas fue ventas, seguido por servicio al cliente. Los consumidores frecuentemente se quejan de empresas y contratistas que realizan trabajos de mala calidad y no poder contactar al servicio al cliente ni obtener un reembolso. Siga estos consejos para asegurarse de que su proyecto de mejoras para el hogar es un sueño, no una pesadilla: • Encuentre un contratista en quien pueda confiar. Consumidores presentaron cerca de 5.500 quejas con BBB contra contratistas generales en 2016. Al igual que los negocios de mejoras para el hogar, la principal causa de quejas fue ventas, seguido por el servicio al cliente. Comience con confianza y busque un contratista en bbb.org. Allí usted puede ver su calificación, historial de quejas, comentarios de clientes pasados, y si son un Negocio Acreditado por BBB confiable. Pida referencias de amigos y familiares también. • Tenga cuidado con las estafas y reconozca señales de alerta. Según el Índice de Riesgo de BBB, las estafas de mejoras para el hogar son en realidad la estafa más riesgosa para los consumidores. El Índice de Riesgo de BBB toma en cuenta la exposición (la probabilidad de que se exponga a una estafa), la susceptibilidad (si está expuesto, la probabilidad de perder dinero a una estafa) y la pérdida media (si pierde dinero, cuanto es probable que sea). Aunque la exposición (1%) a las estafas de mejoras para el hogar es baja, la susceptibilidad (53%) y la pérdida media ($1,400) son altas, así que es la estafa más riesgosa. En una estafa de mejoras para el hogar, un estafador se acerca a usted en su casa o a través de un anuncio, ofreciendo un precio bajo o un plazo corto. Luego, “encuentran” problemas que aumentan el precio, desaparecen a mitad del proyecto, o toman su pago y nunca vuelven a hacer el trabajo. • Tenga cuidado con los contratistas que: dicen que están trabajando en su vecindario y

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tienen suministros extras, sólo aceptan dinero en efectivo, utilizan tácticas de ventas de alta presión, exigen un alto pago inicial, o insisten en hacer un transacción sin un contrato por escrito. Obtenga más información en bbb. org/homescam. • Siempre verifique la licencia y el seguro. En California, cualquier contratista que trabaje en un proyecto que tiene un valor de $500 o más por mano de obra y materiales necesita tener una licencia de la Junta de Licencia Estatal del Contratista (CSLB). CSLB licencia a contratistas en 43 clasificaciones diferentes, así que verifique que el contratista tiene una licencia para el trabajo que está haciendo. Puede verificar el estado de una licencia en el sitio web de CSLB, clsb.ca.gov. También es importante verificar que están asegurados – pida ver una copia de su Certificado de Seguro, o pida el nombre de la compañía y agencia de seguros para verificar de forma independiente. • Obtenga tres estimaciones. Asegúrese de obtener por lo menos tres estimaciones escritas para cada proyecto antes de firmar cualquier contrato. Asegúrese de que las estimaciones se refieran a planes y alcances de trabajo idénticos. No siempre es mejor aceptar la oferta más baja, y debe ser cauteloso si una estimación es significativamente menos de los demás. • Lea cuidadosamente cualquier contrato. Asegúrese de que el contrato especifica el precio, el trabajo y quien lo hará, el desglose de los costos de materiales y mano de obra y un plazo. Cualquier promesa hecha oralmente debe ser escrita en el contrato, incluyendo garantías sobre materiales o mano de obra. Asegúrese de que el nombre, dirección, número de licencia y número de teléfono están incluido en el contrato. Lea y entienda el contrato en su totalidad. No debe firmar un contrato en blanco y asegúrese de recibir una copia del contrato firmado en el momento de la firma. Asegúrese de que el contrato especifique el horario para pagar al contratista. No se sienta presionado a pagar con dinero en efectivo o pagar por adelantado. Si usted está expuesto a una estafa de mejoras para el hogar, repórtelo al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/scamtracker para ayudar a otros. Si usted trabaja con un negocio magnifico para su proyecto, déjalo un Comentario del Cliente. Y si no está satisfecho con un resultado, usted puede presentar una queja con BBB a través de bbb.org.

Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en goldengate.bbb.org

Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

Summer’s almost here, and the long days can make you feel like you have extra time on your hands. Maybe the rainy winter damaged your home, or you’re noticing aging parts of your abode that you’d like to renovate. Either way, you’re considering home improvement! Summer can be a great time to start home improvement projects, but it’s important to know what you’re getting in to and do your research before you begin! In 2016, consumers nationwide filed more than 4,500 complaints on home improvement businesses with BBB. The leading cause for complaints was sales, followed by customer service. Consumers frequently complain about companies and contractors performing shoddy work and being unable to reach customer service or get a refund. Follow these tips to ensure your home improvement project is a dream come true, not a nightmare: • Find a contractor you can trust. Consumers nationwide filed nearly 5,500 complaints against general contractors in 2016. Similar to home improvement businesses, the leading cause for complaints was sales, followed by customer service. Start with trust and find a contractor on bbb.org. There you can see their rating, complaint history, reviews from past customers, and whether they’re a trustworthy BBB Accredited Business. Ask for references from friends and family as well. • Watch out for scams and recognize red flags. According to the BBB Risk Index, home improvement scams are actually the riskiest scam to consumers. The BBB Risk Index takes in to account exposure (how likely you are to be exposed to a scam), susceptibility (if you’re exposed, how likely you are to lose money to a scam), and median loss (if you do lose money, how much it is likely to be). Although exposure (1%) to home improvement scams is low, susceptibility (53%) and median loss ($1,400) are both high, making it the #1 most risky scam! In a home improvement scam, a scammer approaches you at your home or through an ad, offering a low price or short time frame. Once started, they either “find” issues that raise the price, leave a half-finished project, or take your payment and never return to do the job.

• Watch out for contractors that: claim that they’re working in your neighborhood and have extra supplies, only accept cash, use high-pressure sales tactics, demand a high upfront payment, or insist on making a deal without a written contract. Learn more at bbb.org/homescam. • Always double check licensing and insurance. In California, any contractor working on a project that is valued at $500 or more for labor and materials must hold a license from the Contractor’s State License Board (CSLB). CSLB licenses contractors in 43 different classifications, so verify that the contractor holds a license for the work you are having done. You can check the status of a license on CSLB’s website, cslb.ca.gov. It’s also important to verify that they’re insured – ask to see a copy of their Certificate of Insurance, or ask for the name of the insurance carrier and agency to verify independently. • Get three estimates. Make sure to get at least three written estimates for every project before signing any contracts. Make sure the estimates are for identical plans and scope of work. It’s not always best to accept the lowest bid, and be wary if one estimate is significantly lower than the others. • Read any contract carefully. Make sure the contract specifies the price, the work to be done and who will do it, a breakdown of material and labor costs, and a time frame. Any promises made orally should be written into the contract, including warranties on materials or labor. Be sure the name, address, license number and phone number is included in contract. Read and understand the contract in its entirety. Don’t sign a blank contract, and make sure you receive a copy of the signed contract at time of signature. Be sure the contract specifies the schedule for releasing payments to the contractor. Don’t feel pressured to pay with cash or pay in advance. If you’re exposed to a home improvement scam, report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb. org/scamtracker to help warn others. If you work with a great company on your home improvement project, leave them a Customer Review. And if you’re not satisfied with an outcome, you can file a complaint with BBB – all through bbb.org.

You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org


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HEALTH

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Inversión en salud mental y programas contra la drogadicción: las promesas de Prop 47 para ex convictos

Jenny Manrique Especial para El Observador A sus 3 años, George Galvis fue testigo de cómo su padre intentó matar a su madre. A los 7 comenzó a experimentar bullying en la escuela por ser en un estudiante de color. A los 17, fue encarcelado, acusado de múltiples delitos graves por su participación en un tiroteo. Nacido y criado en el Área de la bahía pero de familia peruana, hoy Galvis, 43, dedica sus días a defender infatigablemente a jóvenes en riesgo, prisioneros y ex-convictos que fueron encarcelados desde niños. “Los adolescentes que vivieron como yo, entienden el concepto de que herir a la gente, hiere a más gente, mientras sanar a la gente, sana a más gente”, dice Galvis, quien con base en esta premisa fundó la ong Comunidades Unidas por la Justicia Juvenil Restaurativa (CURYJ en inglés). En un panel organizado por New America Media, con ocasión de los 3 años de la puesta en marcha de la Proposición 47 de California que reclasificó ciertos delitos graves no violentos (posesión de drogas y hurto simple) como delitos menores, Galvis clamó de nuevo como lo viene haciendo hace 2 décadas, por una justicia restaurativa para los jóvenes. Sobre todo las minorías de color. “El sistema está impactando muy fuerte a las familias latinas en Oakland”, agregó Galvis. “Si alguien tiene una condena por un DUI (manejar bajo influencia del alcohol), eso puede complicar su caso migratorio. Es vital ayudar a la gente indocumentada a que limpie sus récords criminales bajo la proposición 47. Hace toda la diferencia en un caso de deportación”. La proposición aprobada masivamente en las urnas por los californianos en noviembre de 2014, es retroactiva, por lo que las personas pueden solicitar que se reduzcan sus sentencias o se modifiquen sus registros sin importar cuándo se cometió el delito o se impartió la condena. “El sistema se ha enfocado más en el castigo que en la rehabilitación. Apenas en 2005 se incluyó esa palabra en el departamento de correcciones de California”, dijo Hillary Blout, abogada de la Proposición 47 en la organización Californians for Safety and Justice “Antes de ello no estábamos preocupados por tratar las

adicciones a las drogas o la salud mental de nuestra gente. La legislación ahora exige que se hagan inversiones más inteligentes que construir prisiones”. California tiene una de las tasas más altas de encarcelamiento en el país y la población afroamericana es la más afectada: 1 de cada 3 hombres negros tienen condenas por algún delito. Cada persona enviada a prisión le cuesta al estado $70,000 al año y desde 1980 se han construido 22 prisiones y solo 1 universidad. El costo de operar el sistema carcelario en California es de $50 mil millones, mientras en 49 de los 58 condados en el estado no existe un programa residencial de tratamiento contra la adicción a las drogas. “Lo que hemos logrado con Prop 47 es que cada año 3,300 personas menos vayan a prisión, mientras más de 1 millón se han beneficiado con el cambio en sus récords criminales”, explicó Blout, para quien el sistema de justicia criminal ha fallado en abordar los ciclos y los impulsores de la delincuencia. ”Podemos garantizar la seguridad pública sin negarle sus derechos a la gente que ha cometido delitos menores”, añadio. Segundas oportunidades Y es que casi 5,000 restricciones enfrentan las personas que han tenido una convicción criminal. No solo no pueden votar, sino que no tienen derecho a asistencia pública, vivienda, educación, empleos y hasta los derechos parentales les son terminados. Por eso la campaña fue bautizada Segundas Oportunidades, nombre que también adoptó el mes de Junio según una resolución aprobada por la junta de Supervisores del Condado de Alameda y el Concejo Municipal de Oakland. En este mes se harán varias clínicas legales gratuitas con Live Scans (toma de huellas dactilares) para que quienes hayan estado presos por delitos menores puedan borrar sus récords y conectarse con otros recursos legales y humanitarios. “Esta decisión demuestra que tenemos un enfoque más inteligente para tratar el crimen, nos enfocamos en programas de rehabilitación, en darle a la gente trabajos y oportunidades para que encuentren su camino. Nuestros clientes son seres humanos”, dijo Brendan Woods, Defensor Público del Condado de

Alameda. El contraste de la política en California con el nivel federal es notorio. Recientemente el fiscal general Jeff Sessions instruyó a los fiscales federales a impartir los cargos más altos posibles a quien cometa crímenes menores, al tiempo que duplicó las penas en las leyes de sentencias mínimas obligatorias que los jueces no pueden reducir, ni siquiera en circunstancias atenuantes. “Es un paso atrás en la justicia criminal. (Los fiscales federales) quieren llevar al país a los 80´s creando un modelo que aumenta la encarcelación masiva en vez de disminuirla”, agregó el Woods. Aunque las clínicas legales son exitosas a la hora de conectar a antiguos presos con recursos de todo tipo, todavía tienen el gran reto de atraer a inmigrantes indocumentados. Aunque ellos tienen derecho a borrar sus récords, tienen miedo de aparecer en lugares públicos y ser detenidos por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de los Estados Unidos (ICE en inglés) que desde el comienzo de la administración de Donald Trump ha aumentado las redadas con fines de deportación. Cuando se trata de atraer a esta comunidades, “lo más efectivo es el voz a voz”, cuenta Marisa Arrona, directora de Proyectos en Californians for Safety and Justice. “Lo más importante es que sepan que si un inmigrante tiene una convicción por delito menor, aunque sea vieja, por ejemplo posesión de drogas, puede borrarla del historial criminal y ser retirado de la lista prioritaria de deportación”, explicó Arrona. “Entendemos los miedos y por eso nos apoyamos en las organizaciones latinas de base. Los inmigrantes ya están demasiado invisibles para que un programa como Segundas Oportunidades no los beneficie”, agregó.

JUNE 23 - 29, 2017 un espacio donde la rehabilitación y el camino a la resocialización quedan en entredicho. Amica Sergejev, directora de reinserción de la prisión del Centro de Libertad para Mujeres Jóvenes contó que durante los 7 años que duró en prisión pasó la mayoría del tiempo en listas de espera: dos años para encontrar un trabajo que le daba $8 centavos la hora y otros tres para poder inscribirse en un programa del colegio comunitario tras las rejas. “Recursos sí hay, pero son muy mal manejados dentro del sistema carcelario”, dijo Sergejev quien pasó dos años en libertad condicional y fue obligada a atender un programa de tratamiento de abuso de sustancias donde ella era la única mujer en un grupo de 15 hombres que trataba el manejo de la ira. "A pesar de ser una mujer que había sufrido todo tipo de trauma en mi vida temprana, me obligaron a sentar en una sala llena de hombres que necesitaban trabajar sus problemas de ira”, agregó la activista al señalar la necesidad de tener servicios de reinserción que se adapten a las necesidades de género. Aunque le tomó seis meses encontrar trabajo, ella se considera “muy afortunada” y dice que su caso es especial y no es el reflejo de lo que experimentan las personas en el camino de la reinserción. “Las luchas son continuas, por la falta de vivienda, la pobreza y la adicción a las drogas. Por eso la importancia de que el dinero de Prop 47 se reinvierta en programas comunitarios para que la reinserción no parezca tan imposible”. De los $103 millones en ahorros de la proposición que se distribuirán en el estado, el condado de Alameda recibirá unos $6 millones, que la Agencia de Servicios de Salud usará en un programa de reingreso enfocado en personas con trastornos de salud mental y abuso de sustancias.

Reinserción con enfoque de género Las prisiones, no solo en Estados Unidos sino en varios países del mundo, se han convertido en De izquierda a derecha Marcella White, beneficiaria de la Proposición 47, Donald Frazier, director ejecutivo de Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency, George Galvis; director y fundador de la ong Comunidades Unidas por la Justicia Juvenil Restaurativa; Brendan Woods, Defensor Público del Condado de Alameda, Amica Sergejev, directora de reinserción de la prisión del Centro de Libertad para Mujeres Jóvenes, y Hillary Blout, abogada de la organización Californians for Safety and Justice. Photo Credit: Jenny Manrique

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SEIS MANERAS DE MANTENERSE FRESCO DURANTE LAS REUNIONES ESTE VERANO las piezas y colóquelas sobre una tabla de cortar. Deje reposar durante 5 minutos. Añada el zumo de limón, vinagre y miel al aceite de ajo, revolviendo la mezcla. Sazone con 1/4 cucharadita de sal kosher, de pimienta negra recién molida y la de Cayena. Combine la lechuga romana, la achicoria, col, uvas, apio y menta en un tazón grande. Corte el pollo y añádalo al tazón conjuntamente con el aderezo. Revuelva para mezclar todo y sirva espolvoreado con el ajo crujiente.

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Aunque el termómetro marque temperaturas altas, los anfitriones se mantienen más frescos que nunca. ¿El secreto? Planificar con anticipación para proporcionar un ambiente relajado, comida para complacer a todos y mucha diversión. Comience son alimentos versátiles como las uvas frescas de California, que se pueden consumir solas, o servir como receta para complementar otros ingredientes y eliminar el estrés en la organización de comidas veraniegas. 1. Recurra al mejor amigo del anfitrión veraniego: una ensalada como plato principal que sea fresca, crujiente y refrescante, como la ensalada crujiente de ajo y pollo picado (vea la receta a continuación) que deleitará el paladar con un delicioso contraste de dulces uvas californianas y un sabroso ajo tostado. 2. ¿Una tarde en la piscina? Tenga a mano varios flotadores y tubos inflables para que los invitados puedan relajarse o jugar en el agua. Mantenga un mini refrigerador con refrescos y bebidas frías, y coloque bolsas pequeñas de uvas en el congelador para una merienda refrescante. Pista: ¡las uvas también pueden convertirse en cubos de hielo eficientes que no diluyen la bebida!

poco de aceite y cocine a la parrilla hasta que las frutas comiencen a acaramelarse, lo cual profundiza y perfecciona el sabor. Sirva con varias opciones de sorbetes.

Ingredientes

• 12 hojas de menta

• 2 cucharaditas de azúcar

• 3/4 cucharadita de pimienta negra molida, en dos partes • 1/4 taza de zumo de limón • 1 cucharada de vinagre de arroz • 2 cucharaditas de miel • Pizca de pimienta de Cayena • 3 tazas de lechuga romana cortada en pedazos • 2 tazas de achicoria roja cortada en pedazos • 2 tazas de col verde cortada en pedazos • 2 tazas de uvas de California cortadas en mitades

4. Anime cualquier picnic con una nevera llena de uvas rojas, verdes y negras de California, separadas en pequeños racimos con anticipación. Añada varios quesos, galletas, verduras frescas y mezclas mediterráneas para untar, y deje que comience la fiesta.

Elaboración

6. Prepare un buffet de frutas a la parrilla, otra divertida merienda o postre. Coloque uvas frescas, pedazos de piña y cuadritos de melocotón en brochetas o pinchos, únteles un

• 3 cuñas de limón

• 6 dientes de ajo grandes, cortados en pedazos bien delgados

3. Prepare un antipasto de inspiración italiana en minutos, con racimos de uvas frescas y aceitunas, corazones de alcachofas adobadas, cuadritos de queso provolone y pimientos rojos asados en una bandeja. Sirva con pan italiano crujiente.

5. Dígale “olé” a las bebidas frías veraniegas en sus celebraciones. Comience la fiesta con una receta inesperada y original como el Mojito de uvas congelado que le mostramos a continuación. Las uvas rojas incorporan dulzura natural y un toque de color.

Ingredientes

• 6 uvas rojas grandes de California, cortadas en mitades, y más para adornar

• 3/4 cucharadita de sal kosher, en dos partes

• 1 taza de apio cortado en pedazos bien delgados • 1/4 taza de menta picada

Caliente el aceite en una sartén grande a fuego mediano-alto. Añada el ajo y cocine hasta que el mismo esté dorado y crujiente, sacando los dientes en la medida que se doran con una espumadera, durante 2 minutos en total. Vierta el aceite en una taza resistente al calor. Espolvoree el pollo con 1/2 cucharadita de sal y de pimienta. Transfiera 2 cucharadas del aceite de ajo a la sartén. Caliente a fuego medio-alto hasta que esté casi humeante, y añada el pollo. Cocínelo hasta que se dore en el fondo, durante unos 7 a 9 minutos. Voltee y cocine la otra parte durante 7 a 9 minutos o hasta que esté dorado y bien cocinado. Saque

Análisis de nutrición por porción: Calorías, 200; Proteínas, 0 g; Carbohidratos, 18 g; Grasa, 0 g; Grasa saturada, 0 g; Colesterol, 0 mg; Sodio, 0 mg; Fibra 1 g.

MOJITO DE UVAS

• 1/3 taza de aceite de semillas de uva

• 2 pechugas grandes de pollo sin hueso ni piel

En un vaso de coctel mezcle dos de las cuñas de limón, hojas de menta, uvas, azúcar y ron hasta que el azúcar se disuelva. Llene el vaso con hielo y añádale club soda. Adorne con la cuña de limón reservada y más uvas.

Análisis de nutrición por porción: Calorías, 360; Proteínas, 22 g; Carbohidratos, 25 g; Grasa, 21 g (50 por ciento de calorías procedentes de la grasa); Grasa saturada, 2.5 g (6 ciento de calorías procedentes de la grasa saturada); Colesterol, 60 mg; Sodio, 290 mg; Fibra 4 g.

ENSALADA CRUJIENTE DE AJO Y POLLO PICADO Da para 4 porciones

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• 2 oz. de ron blanco • Hielo • Club soda

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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY SHERIFF JIM HART ENDORSES SB 54 Former U.S. Attorney General Holder Sends Legal Opinion to A.G. Sessions Regarding Policing Bill

JUNE 23 - 29, 2017

5 maneras de cómo los inmigrantes pueden proteger sus derechos

Senate, also implored Sessions not force the “dedicated men and women” at the Department of Justice to “defend the indefensible – the President’s inhumane and unjust Executive Orders.” “They serve the citizens of the United States and pursue justice above all else,” Holder wrote. “They swear an oath to uphold the Constitution; they do not pledge loyalty to any one man, nor any one President.” Photo Credit: CA Senate

LOS ANGELES – The California Values Act, SB 54, by California Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) picked up important law enforcement endorsements this week from Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck and Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart. Senate Leader de León also released a legal opinion by the former Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder outlining how the measure fully complies with federal laws and the U.S. Constitution. SB 54 will prohibit state and local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal immigration law. In a letter sent Monday June 19th to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder explains how California has the constitutional power to “prioritize its limited resources in areas of state concern. Senate Bill 54 represents California’s constitutional exercise of that sovereign authority.” “SB 54 will protect local police against a federal overreach that would have forced them to enforce immigration laws instead of carrying out the everyday duties that keep our communities safe,” said Senate Leader de León. “It will ensure that local law enforcement dollars, personnel and other resources will not be squandered to tear families apart and deport otherwise law-abiding mothers, fathers, and their children.” Chief Beck said the Los Angeles Police Department is “committed to fair constitutional policing with an emphasis on relationship building.” “Our officers enforce criminal violations of state and local law and we are not responsible for the enforcement of immigration status violations,” the Chief added. “This Act allows the LAPD to fulfill its mission to keep the community safe, while still maintaining the Department’s ability to continue cultivating the trust of our residents." Holder, who served under President Obama and whose legal services have been retained by the California State

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Jim Hart who has also endorsed SB 54 said “public safety is not enhanced when local law enforcement officers enforce immigration laws or act in a manner that causes suspicion within the diverse communities we service. SB 54 provides a clear delineation between local law enforcement and the federal government and will strengthen trust with all of the communities we are sworn to protect and serve.” "People who have built their lives here should not have to live in constant fear of being separated from their families and communities,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “SB 54 will protect Californians and send a strong message that we stand with the immigrant community. We’re grateful for Senate Leader de León’s outstanding leadership on this legislation.” Also joining the press conference on Monday was Sacramento Police Captain James Beezley. Since 1987, Sacramento has prohibited its police officers from asking about immigration status. “Sacramento is no different from many cities in California,” Captain Beezley said. “We face budget challenges to provide the services that our residents expect and to ensure fiscal stability for the city in future years. We do not have the resources to spare when it comes to enforcing immigration laws.” During the press conference, Senator de León also harshly criticized recent comments by Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Robert Homan as “heartless and bigoted.” Homan threatened all undocumented residents, saying: “If you are in this country illegally, and you committed a crime by entering this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should look over your shoulder and you need to be worried.” “Director Homan’s comments underscore the need to pass SB 54,” Senator de León said. “We will protect those who have helped make California the sixth largest economy in the world.”

A través del estado de California, las familias inmigrantes están tomando medidas para proteger sus derechos. Se mantienen informados, buscan ayuda de proveedores de servicios legales de confianza, aprenden cuales otras opciones de alivios migratorios existen para ellos. A pesar de los recientes cambios en la política de inmigración, las comunidades inmigrantes en California no ceden ante el temor. Aquí están cinco maneras de asegurarse de que sus derechos y los de su familia están protegidos: • 1. Conozca sus derechos. Todos los que están en los Estados Unidos tienen ciertos derechos según la Constitución de EE.UU., independientemente de su estatus migratorio. Estos incluyen; el derecho a permanecer en silencio, el derecho a no abrir la puerta a agentes si no tienen una orden de cateo firmada por un Juez de Inmigración, el derecho a hablar con un abogado y hacer una llamada telefónica, y a no firmar nada antes de hablar con un abogado. • 2. Haga un plan. Todas las familias deben tener un plan en caso de una emergencia. Haga un plan de quién cuidaría de sus hijos o de sus familiares ancianos en el caso de que usted no pueda hacerlo, y quién se haría cargo de sus finanzas. Hable con sus hijos acerca de este plan. El plan debe incluir números de emergencia, una lista de información de contactos importantes, y un archivo con documentos importantes. Contacte con su consulado acerca de registrar el nacimiento de sus hijos si nacieron en los Estados Unidos. Informe a la escuela de quién tiene permiso de recoger a sus hijos, y mantenga registrada la información médica y de contacto en caso de emergencias para que su familia pueda tener acceso a ella. Tenga consigo y a la mano el número de un abogado de inmigración calificado. • 3. Averigüe sobre sus opciones. Obtenga una consulta de inmigración con un abogado especializado en inmigración. Esto le ayudará a entender sus opciones legales y ver si puede ser elegible para recibir un beneficio de inmigración más permanente. Para evitar proveedores de servicios fraudulentos, acuda a una organización comunitaria

de confianza, asegúrese de confirmar las credenciales del abogado y pida un contrato por escrito y un recibo por cualquier pago que haga. (¡Recuerde que los notarios no son abogados y no están certificados para darle consejos legales!) • 4. Tome medidas. No importa cuál sea su estatus migratorio, es probable que haya algo que pueda hacer. Los inmigrantes indocumentados pueden averiguar si califican para ciertos alivios migratorios. (Algunas personas ya cumplen los requisitos para una visa y no lo saben.) Las personas elegibles que tienen la tarjeta de residencia permanente (la tarjeta verde) pueden solicitar la ciudadanía. Aquellos que tengan una convicción criminal pueden averiguar si hay manera de borrar esta convicción de su record. Cualquier cosa que esté considerando en solicitar, simplemente cerciórese de hablar con un proveedor de servicios legales de confianza. • 5. Manténgase en contacto. Conéctese con su comunidad, involúcrese y manténgase informado. Hay organizaciones sin fines de lucro comunitarias locales que trabajan para asegurarse que usted tenga la información y ayuda legal que necesita. Vaya visítelos, o llámeles por teléfono para averiguar de lo que usted podría calificar. Para saber cuáles son sus opciones de inmigración y obtener más información sobre sus derechos, visite:

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EL PRESIDIO —EL PARQUE NACIONAL DE SAN FRANCISCO— OFRECE DIVERSIÓN EN EL VERANO

¡Disfrute de los senderos, la naturaleza, los sitios para picnic y celebre nuestros Pasados del Presidio!

El Presidio de San Francisco – El Presidio, parque nacional del Golden Gate de San Francisco, se complace en anunciar actividades públicas gratuitas este verano, entre ellas una colorida celebración cultural, Pasados del Presidio. Este evento marca el aniversario de San Francisco al honrar el patrimonio de las culturas prehispanas en el Presidio —Ohlone, española y mexicana— y la fundación de El Presidio de San Francisco en 1776. Además, el verano es la temporada perfecta para descubrir los sitios de picnic gratuitos, los senderos de hiking, la naturaleza, las vistas icónicas y otras actividades divertidas que el Presidio tiene para ofrecer. Los visitantes y las familias pueden planificar sus propias aventuras con la ayuda de la nueva Guía de Visitantes del Presidio para la diversión familiar en el Presidio. Puede conocer los detalles en www.presidio.gov/espanol. Celebremos Pasados del Presidio Conmemoración del patrimonio cultural del Presidio Los días 23 y 24 de junio, el Presidio invita al público a celebrar a las comunidades latinas e indígenas del Área de la Bahía en Pasados del Presidio. Hay eventos gratuitos como la Tarde divertida para niños (viernes, 23 de junio, de mediodía a 3 p.m.), donde disfrutarán de actividades prácticas como la elaboración de tortillas, de velas y de adobes, los cuentacuentos, una visita de Juanito el Burro, historia viva, arqueología y mucho más. Por la tarde se ofrecen presentaciones de danza de Rumsen Ohlone y el Ballet Folklórico Mexicano.  El restaurante mexicano Arguello tendrá a la venta sus platillos representativos. El sábado, 24 de junio (de 10:30 a.m. a mediodía), Los Californianos, descendientes de las familias fundadoras originales de la Expedición de Juan Bautista de Anza, regresan al Presidio montando en una colorida cabalgata para honrar el viaje de sus antepasados desde México para fundar El Presidio de San Francisco. Este evento se conoce con el nombre de Aniversario de San Francisco.

Más tarde ese día (de 2 p.m. a 4 p.m.), los favoritos del Área de la Bahía Los Cenzontles presentarán música en vivo de una variedad de regiones de México: son jarocho de Veracruz, pirekuas de los indígenas de Michoacán, boleros, corridos y rancheras. Para conocer los detalles completos sobre los eventos de Pasados del Presidio, visite: www.presidio.gov/espanol. Otras maneras de disfrutar del Presidio este verano

verano, las excavaciones arqueológicas en vivo que revelan la fundación del primer fuerte —El Presidio de San Francisco— tienen lugar los viernes y sábados del 30 de junio al 21 de octubre (de 10 a.m. a 2 p.m.).

Otros eventos para la familia Visite el sitio web del Presidio para conocer los detalles de más eventos gratuitos durante el verano, como el Festival de cometas del Presidio (17 de junio), la Noche familiar de películas (21 de julio), los Paseos en bicicleta aptos para la familia (dos

sábados al mes), la Diversión creativa para la familia en la que los niños aprenden a hacer artesanías (todos los fines de semana en el Club de Oficiales del Presidio), las Fiestas de observación de estrellas del Presidio y mucho más.

La Guía para visitantes del Presidio y la Guía de diversión familiar en el Presidio están a su disposición en www.presidio. gov/espanol. Photo Credit: Charity Vargas Photography

Sitios para picnic y eventos de picnic en la comunidad El Presidio ofrece una media docena de sitios de picnic gratuitos donde grupos de diversos tamaños pueden traer su propia comida (en los sitios hay parrillas). Hay sitios disponibles desde Crissy Field hasta Baker Beach. Conozca los detalles en www. presidio.gov/espanol. Además, el Presidio Trust y Off the Grid Markets organizan dos picnics comunitarios semanales con camiones de comida que ofrecen una gran variedad culinaria de todo el mundo, actividades para la familia, música en vivo y juegos: Picnic en el Presidio, los domingos, de 11 a.m. a 4 p.m.; y Atardecer en el Presidio, los jueves, de 5 p.m. a 9 p.m.

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El nuevo Centro de Visitantes del Presidio Un sitio excelente para comenzar el día en el parque nacional es el Centro de Visitantes del Presidio. Recién inaugurado en febrero, el centro de visitantes ofrece videos y exposiciones, herramientas digitales interactivas y personal multilingüe que puede ayudar a todos a planificar un estupendo día en el parque, ya sea una visita al puente Golden Gate o un paseo al aire libre.

Club de Oficiales del Presidio – museo y centro cultural El Club de Oficiales del Presidio, construido al mismo tiempo que la Misión Dolores, es el edificio más antiguo del Presidio y es un lugar maravilloso para conocer la historia y la gente de los inicios del Presidio. Este

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ORIGINS OF PRIDE MONTH A look at the history that makes Pride Month a time of support, strength and hope

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The month of June is known as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month). It commemorates the LGBT community who is still fighting for equality across the United States. However, Pride Month came specifically after the 1969 “Stonewall riots” in Manhattan. It all started when in June 28, 1969 the police raided a Gay club called Stonewall Inn in New York City, in that time the Gay community had become tired of the police who had been targeting gay clubs. The majority of the Gay clubs were closed down due to discrimination and raids. However, this riot became a tipping point as the streets turned violent, sympathizers began rioting against the New York Police Department, unleashing riots across the country. According to History, the crowd on the street watched quietly as Stonewall’s employees were arrested, but when three drag queens and a lesbian were forced into the paddy wagon, the crowd began throwing bottles at the police. The officers were forced to take shelter inside the establishment, and two policemen were slightly injured before reinforcements arrived to disperse the mob. This incident was the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement across the U.S. and until this day, Equality Marches are being organized

JUNE 23 - 29, 2017 across the United States in support of the LGBT community and the struggles that they go through every day. As the new administration didn't help the community when it dropped the previously incorporated LGBT rights page from the White House website, and removed LGBT questions from the 2020 U.S. Census. Across the country people came out to support the LGBT community on The Equality March on June 11, the streets of Washington D.C. and New York were full with people rallying for equality. In San Jose, The Equality March for Unity and Pride took place at Cesar Chavez Plaza where colorful picket signs had a clear message for politicians. San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo, Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco and U.S. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose) were some of the politicians that showed up to the rally to support the demonstrators and the cause. However, LGBT History Month is celebrated in October according to The Library of Congress. In 1994, a coalition of education organizations in the U.S. designated October as LGBT History Month. In 1995, a resolution passed by the General Assembly of the National Education Association included LGBT History Month within a list of commemorative months. LGBT History Month is also celebrated with annual month-long observances of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, along with the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements, such as, National Coming Out Day celebrated on October 11.

Pride Month celebrates the diversity of the LGBT communities of the world and has its roots in social movements in the 1960's. Photo Credit: Gabe Nuanez


JUNE 23 - 29, 2017

BEYOND “BOYS” & “GIRLS”

How a Local High School's Restroom Signage Came to Be Empowering for Gender Neutrality

district keep an open mind and investigate the truth behind that claim the same way we did. It had been the culmination of months of work, and it seemed like it wasn’t going to happen. A few weeks went by when I was pulled out of class after completing a chemistry quiz midmorning. The group of students spearheading this project were sat in the main office. We were called into the principal’s office. We all sat down anxiously to hear if he had reached a final verdict. He said he valued our words and contributions a lot, that our video was effective, and that there is no district code preventing this change from happening. In fact, he wanted two restrooms on the floor of the main building to be converted instead.

Sibyl O'Malley, the Senior Director of Advocacy and Communications for the California Alliance for Arts Education at Santa Clara Unified School District Office with Teague Shattuck, Deena Umeda and Todd Miller at an event where they spoke to arts educators from around California. Photo Credit: Todd Miller

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When it comes to Pride month, myself and others in the LGBTQ community come to cherish the weeks we can publicly take pride in our identities. It is also a time to be proud of our accomplishments in the communities as students, teachers, mentors, family members, and advocates for our causes as well. Just a few months ago was the first year anniversary of San Jose’s Lincoln High School’s all-gender restroom installation, on first floor of the main building. It had began as an idea that seemed unattainable to us. In January of 2016, during a casual lunch meeting of our club, the Queer Student Union (QSU), myself and other trans members were discussing the discomfort of public restroom use. There were single gender neutral restrooms available to students, but they were incredibly far from any main classrooms, lockers, or lunch tables. We often would talk about this situation lightheartedly, suggesting some sort of outdoor bucket option for students who didn’t fit the gender binary. Still, it occurred to us that many public facilities in California had adopted gender neutral restrooms with good results. Why not try to advocate for this change? And Lincoln High did make efforts to allow students to make suggestions to improve the community. Unlike student initiatives in the past to install more water fountains or daily activities, we knew the discussion of an all gender restroom was controversial, uncomfortable, and to some- downright offensive. How could we go about approaching this respectfully to a wide audience? Our fellow member Deena Umeda was conveniently assigned to do a PSA in her film class that very week. Deena is not trans, but many of her closest friends and classmates were, and she wanted to use this project as an opportunity to advocate for our idea- in addition to getting a good grade on the project.

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The short film depicts the discomfort of a non-binary student who feels uncomfortable choosing between the boy or girl restrooms. Then, a diverse array of students speak to the camera candidly about the merits of a gender neutral restroom. The speech was written by our non-binary member, Teague Shattuck. I was responsible for lighting and cinematography. Students from our the QSU spoke to the camera. Deena painstakingly edited it all.

By April 25th, the boy and girl restroom signs were removed, and “All Gender” restroom plaques took their place. In an effort to spread our story, we submitted the original PSA to multiple film festivals. The video won third place in California Alliance for Arts Education’s Student Voices Campaign of 2016, out of over 300 submissions, and was screened at San Jose Digital Arts’ annual San Jose International Film Festival in Santana Row. Deena, Teague, and I have gone to tell this story from conferences of teachers to the next round of student advocates at the Student Voices Campaign of 2017. One of the most affirming reactions to the bathrooms is how little reaction there was

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at all. Not only do the bathrooms create a safe environment for a significant number of our peers, but they are used comfortably and conveniently by all students. Besides concerns from parents and a religiously affiliated student club, I’ve spent this entire school year seeing students from all backgrounds and gender using the restroom; being polite, discussing schoolwork. The bathrooms are unremarkable the way any other school restroom is supposed to be. Such a quick acceptance from Lincoln’s large student body is revolutionary itself. My friends, our club members, our school staff and administrators, and I take an enormous about of pride in this project. Those of us who spent the many months advocating for this change can go on knowing that these restrooms will remain all-gender, long after our 2018 graduation. In this current political climate, it’s important for LGBTQ citizens, especially trans people who see themselves intensely criticized in the media, to practicing being proud. Pride is not just the stereotype we see in the media of rainbows and glitter and dancing in the street. Pride is taking one’s own personal time to recognize the contributions that LGBTQ people make to the community and society. Pride is empowering queer people to imagine a radically open minded world is available to them from their influence- regardless of what is happening nationally. I like to think these bathrooms at Lincoln High School are just the first of many local accomplishments to be proud of.

When it was finished, it was published on Vimeo under our teacher’s account and distributed to all of Lincoln’s staff, as well as to the San Jose Unified School District. We scheduled a meeting with our principal, Matthew Hewitson, to begin the discussion. For a few weeks, things were frustrating. We had encouraging meetings with Mr. Hewitson, where he showed a sustained interest in our project. We were excited to see that teachers had shown the videos to their classes as a demonstration of student advocacy, but it led a few students to approach us in the hallway and ask us why we’d want to do this. “Nobody cares,” some would say. “Why do you want to create so many problems?” There were four restrooms in the main building, two on the first floor and two on the second. The upstairs restrooms were often less crowded, but still very accessible. We wanted to convert the upstairs men’s restroom, which was almost always deserted, to an all gender option. After communicating this to the district, they responded to Mr. Hewitson that it couldn’t be done. He met with us after school to let us know a district official stated that any restroom with a urinal in it cannot be made accessible to female students by official district code. Could that really be true? We hadn’t heard such a thing before, but the statement coming from such a high up place made us discouraged. I pored over San Jose Unified School District official policy towards restroom use. We could not find anything that supported that statement. We insisted Mr. Hewitson and the

Principal Hewitson in front of the gender neutral restroom signage. Photo Credit: Todd Miller

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312013 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victor

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lows: a. Jesus Guzman Pantoja to Jesus Pantoja Guzman. 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 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311832 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mankanwal Nijjar. Petitioner(s) Mankanwal Nijjar has

filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mankanwal Nijjar to Gunjan Nijjar. 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 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311809 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of

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the application of: Angelina Renee Fernandez. Petitioner(s) Angelina Renee Fernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angelina Renee Fernandez to Angelina Renee Ramos. 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 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311988 Superior Court of Cali-

fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yu Rui Chen. Petitioner(s) Yu Rui Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yu Rui Chen to Souffle Olin. 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 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311744 Superior Court of California, County of Santa

Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yin Wai Lui. Petitioner(s) Yin Wai Lui has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yin Wai Lui to Beatrix Yinwai Lui. 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 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630492 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as La Victoria Taqueria 140 E. San Carlos St San

Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Barrita Corporation 140 E. San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nicandro Barrita President June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/31/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631064 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Polished Salon 4035 Evergreen Village Square Suite # 50 San Jose, CA 95135, Santa Clara County. Thanh Thi My Trinh 902 Glenfinnan Way San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Thanh Thi My Trinh June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/16/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631174 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JC Auto Detail 156 Santa Rosa Dr San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Jose M Cazares 156 Santa Rosa Dr San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be


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application of: Baotran Ho. Petitioner(s) Baotran Ho has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Baotran Ho to Tracie Ho. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS COURT ORDERS that NAME STATEMENT all persons interested in NO. 630389 this matter appear before The following person(s) is this court at the hearing (are) doing business as indicated below to show Home Consulting Group cause, if any, why the pe111 Market St San Jose, tition for change of name CA 95112, Santa Clara should not be granted on County. Home Consulting 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Group, LLC 111 Market St Probate Dept., located at San Jose, CA 95112. This 191 N. First Street, San business is conducted Jose, CA 95113. A copy of by a limited liability the Order to Show cause company, registrant has shall be published at least begun transacting busi- once a week for four sucness under the fictitious cessive weeks prior to the business name or names date set for hearing on the listed hereon, 05/26/2017 petition in El Observador, “I declare that all informa- a newspaper of general tion in this statement circulation, printed in the is true and correct.” (A county of Santa Clara. registrant who declares June 2, 2017 as true information which Rise Jones Pichon he or she knows to be Judge of the Superior false is guilty of a crime.) Court Iraida T Henriks June 16, 23, 30; July 7, President 2017 June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW This statement was filed CAUSE FOR CHANGE with the County of Santa OF NAME Clara on 05/26/2017 NO. 17CV311426 Superior Court of CaliFICTITIOUS BUSINESS fornia, County of Santa NAME STATEMENT Clara-In the matter of NO. 629883 the application of: Hamid The following person(s) Reza Ghorbani Shah is (are) doing business Kouchaki. Petitioner(s) as Law Office of Chen Hamid Reza Ghorbani Yang 1658 Morgan Shah Kouchaki has filed Street Mountain View, a petition for Change of CA 94043, Santa Clara Name with the clerk of County. Chen Yang 1658 this court for a decree Morgan Street Mountain changing names as View, CA 94043. This follows: a. Hamid Reza business is conducted by Ghorbani Shah Kouchaki an individual, registrant to Hamid Ghorbani. THE has begun transacting COURT ORDERS that business under the all persons interested in fictitious business name this matter appear before or names listed hereon, this court at the hearing 05/12/2017 “I declare indicated below to show that all information in cause, if any, why the pethis statement is true and tition for change of name correct.” (A registrant should not be granted on who declares as true 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, information which he or Probate Dept., located at she knows to be false is 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of guilty of a crime.) the Order to Show cause Chen Yang June 23, 30; July 7, 14 shall be published at least once a week for four suc2017 This statement was filed cessive weeks prior to the with the County of Santa date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, Clara on 05/12/2017 a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE county of Santa Clara. June 7, 2017 OF NAME Rise Jones Pichon NO. 17CV311290 Superior Court of Cali- Judge of the Superior fornia, County of Santa Court Clara-In the matter of the June 16, 23, 30; July 7,

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individual, registrant has begun transacting busiFICTITIOUS BUSINESS ness under the fictitious NAME STATEMENT business name or names NO. 630662 listed hereon. “I declare The following person(s) is that all information in (are) doing business Trin- this statement is true and ity Management Services correct, 06/01/2017. ” (A 587 Calle Florencia Mor- registrant who declares gan Hill CA 95037, Santa as true information which Clara County. Debra Ann he or she knows to be Moreschini 587 Calle false is guilty of a crime.) Florencia Morgan Hill Maksym Lopushynskyi CA 95037. This busi- June 16, 23, 30; July 7, ness is conducted by an 2017 individual; registrant has This statement was filed begun transacting busi- with the County of Santa ness under the fictitious Clara on 06/12/2017 ORDER TO SHOW business name or names listed hereon. “I declare CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME that all information in NO. 17CV311122 this statement is true and correct, 06/01/2009. ” (A Superior Court of Caliregistrant who declares fornia, County of Santa as true information which Clara-In the matter of the he or she knows to be application of: Thuy Ngoc false is guilty of a crime.) Chien. Petitioner(s) Thuy Ngoc Chien has filed a Debra Ann Moreschini June 16, 23, 30; July 7, petition for Change of Name with the clerk of 2017 This statement was filed this court for a decree with the County of Santa changing names as follows: a. Thuy Ngoc Chien Clara on 06/06/2017 to Aria Nguyen. THE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in NAME STATEMENT this matter appear before NO. 630305 The following person(s) this court at the hearing is (are) doing business indicated below to show Krazy Wireless 37 S cause, if any, why the pePark Victoria Milpitas tition for change of name CA 95035, Santa Clara should not be granted on County. Aaron Navar 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, 2035 Lugano Court Probate Dept., located at Manteca CA 95337 191 N. First Street, San and Anthony Tran 2035 Jose, CA 95113. A copy of Lugano Court Manteca the Order to Show cause CA 95337. This business shall be published at least is conducted by a general once a week for four sucpartnership, registrants cessive weeks prior to the have begun transact- date set for hearing on the ing business under petition in El Observador, the fictitious business a newspaper of general name or names listed circulation, printed in the hereon. “I declare that county of Santa Clara. all information in this May 31, 2017 statement is true and Rise Jones Pichon correct, 05/24/2017. ” (A Judge of the Superior registrant who declares Court as true information which June 16, 23, 30; July 7, he or she knows to be 2017 false is guilty of a crime.) ORDER TO SHOW Aaron Navar June 16, 23, 30; July 7, CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME 2017 NO. 17CV310759 This statement was filed Court of with the County of Santa Superior California, County of Clara on 05/24/2017 Santa Clara-In the matFICTITIOUS BUSINESS ter of the application of: Iliana Sarmiento Burque. NAME STATEMENT Petitioner(s) Iliana NO. 630884 The following person(s) is Sarmiento Burque has (are) doing business Digi- filed a petition for Change talist 987 N 4th Street San of Name with the clerk Jose, CA 95112, Santa of this court for a decree Clara County. Maksym changing names as folLopushynskyi 987 N lows: a. Iliana Sarmiento to Iliana 4th Street San Jose, CA Burque 95112. This business Sarmiento Mojica. THE is conducted by an 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 08/22/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311160 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jawan Wahied Ayoub. Petitioner(s) Jawan Wahied Ayoub has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jawan Wahied Ayoub to Joanne Ayoub. 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 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 31, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311566 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Pedro Manuel Barajas.

Petitioner(s) Pedro Manuel Barajas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pedro Manuel Barajas to Pedro Barajas. 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 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311641 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jonghyeob Lee. Petitioner(s) Jonghyeob Lee and Hyunah Lee have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jonghyeob Lee to James Jonghyeob Lee b. Hyunah Lee to Hannah Hyunah Lee. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7,

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311645 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yiwen Ye. Petitioner(s) Yiwen Ye has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yiwen Ye to April Yiwen Ye. 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 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311741 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kathryn Ann Sanchez – Dias. Petitioner(s) Kathryn Ann Sanchez – Dias has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kathryn Ann Sanchez – Dias to Kathryn Ann Dias. 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 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador,

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a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311758 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Atefeh Hamidi. Petitioner(s) Atefeh Hamidi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Benyamin Sawari to Benyamin Ashpari. 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 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311517 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Julie Carrillo. Petitioner(s) Julie Carrillo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jared Issac Reed to Jared Issac Carrillo. 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 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San


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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 08, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017

fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/23/2011. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Pierre Jean Vachon June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/07/2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311773 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Inderdeep Singh and Jaswinder Kaur Pooni. Petitioner(s) Inderdeep Singh and Jaswinder Kaur Pooni have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sharon Kaur Bedi to Sharon Kaur b. Tarun Singh Bedi to Tarun Singh. 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 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630742 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ritmo Latino Escuela De Musica 435 Minor Ave San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara County. Mario Hernandez 435 Minor Ave San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mario Hernandez June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/08/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630719 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Life Expectancy Consulting 129 Holly Terrace Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. Pierre Jean Vachon 129 Holly Terrace Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630729 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Deishire 948 Kingfisher Drive San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Yannick Lize 948 Kingfisher Drive San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Yannick Lize June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/08/2017

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630922 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Jose Janitorial Service 877 Willow St. Apt 114 San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Jose Avila 877 Willow St. Apt 114 San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/13/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Avila June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630921 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Gold Banquet Services 9413 Benbow Dr. Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara County. John S Goldstein 9413 Benbow Dr. Gilroy, CA 95020. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) John S Goldstein June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630633 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Roygbiv Real Estate Development 1176 Culligan Blvd. San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara County. Loida C. Kirkley 1176 Culligan Blvd. San Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name

or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Loida C. Kirkley June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/06/2017

June 2, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310526 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Charles Albert Good Jr III. Petitioner(s) Charles Statement of Abandonment Albert Good Jr III has of Use of Fictitious filed a petition for Change Business Name of Name with the clerk NO. 630787 of this court for a decree The following person/ changing names as entity has abandoned follows: a. Charles Albert the use of the fictitious Good Jr III to Charles business name California Albert Good III. THE Breeders Cup 1157 E. COURT ORDERS that Taylor St. San Jose, CA all persons interested in 95112, Santa Clara Co. this matter appear before Giancarlo I Fernandez this court at the hearing 1365 Michigan Ave indicated below to show Alviso, CA 95002. This cause, if any, why the pebusiness was conducted tition for change of name by an individual and should not be granted on was filed in Santa Clara 08/15/2017 at 8:45 am, County on 01/17/2017 Probate Dept., located at under file no. 625369 191 N. First Street, San Giancarlo I Fernandez Jose, CA 95113. A copy of Owner the Order to Show cause June 16, 23, 30; July 7, shall be published at least 2017 once a week for four sucThis statement was filed cessive weeks prior to the with the County of Santa date set for hearing on the Clara on 06/09/2017 petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general ORDER TO SHOW circulation, printed in the CAUSE FOR CHANGE county of Santa Clara. OF NAME May 18, 2017 NO. 17CV311276 Rise Jones Pichon Superior Court of Judge of the Superior California, County of Court Santa Clara-In the June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 matter of the application of: Chenglong Wei and ORDER TO SHOW Tao Yang. Petitioner(s) CAUSE FOR CHANGE Chenglong Wei and Tao OF NAME Yang have filed a petition NO. 17CV310509 for Change of Name with Superior Court of Calithe clerk of this court for fornia, County of Santa a decree changing names Clara-In the matter of the as follows: a. Dong Wei to application of: Julina PoLucas Wei. THE COURT hyar. Petitioner(s) Julina ORDERS that all persons Pohyar has filed a petition interested in this matter for Change of Name with appear before this court the clerk of this court at the hearing indicated for a decree changing below to show cause, names as follows: a. if any, why the petition Julina Pohyar to Julina for change of name Lily Shaw. THE COURT should not be granted on ORDERS that all persons 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, interested in this matter Probate Dept., located at appear before this court 191 N. First Street, San at the hearing indicated Jose, CA 95113. A copy of below to show cause, if the Order to Show cause any, why the petition for shall be published at least change of name should once a week for four suc- not be granted on cessive weeks prior to the 08/15/2017 at 8:45 am, date set for hearing on the Probate Dept., located at petition in El Observador, 191 N. First Street, San a newspaper of general Jose, CA 95113. A copy of circulation, printed in the the Order to Show cause shall be published at least county of Santa Clara.

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 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308778 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alicia Arellano Gonzalez. Petitioner(s) Alicia Arellano Gonzalez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alicia Arellano Gonzalez to Alicia Arellano. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/18/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 19, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311158 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shahrooz and Farnaz M. Rabbani. Petitioner(s) Shahrooz and Farnaz M. Rabbani have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kasra Rabbani to Lucas Kasra Rabbani. 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

JUNE 23 - 29, 2017 for change of name should not be granted on 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 31, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311282 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Euekwang Diana Wang. Petitioner(s) Euekwang Diana Wang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Euekwang Diana Wang aka Elizabeth Wang aka Diana Wang to Elizabeth Diana Wang. 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 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 2, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630301 The following person(s) is (are) doing business R & O Entertainment 3242 Percivale Drive San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Silvia Olivera 3242 Percivale Drive San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting

business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/24/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Silvia Olivera June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630301 The following person(s) is (are) doing business R & O Entertainment 3242 Percivale Drive San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Silvia Olivera 3242 Percivale Drive San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/24/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Silvia Olivera June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629585 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Highway Safety Stewards 105 Oak Rim Court #5 Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara County. Kathryn Harrold 105 Oak Rim Ct #5 Los Gatos, CA 95032. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/05/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Kathryn Harrold June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/05/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS


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JUNE 23 - 29, 2017 NAME STATEMENT NO. 630605 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 10,000 Tacos 711 Cannery Place San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Isdro Salas 711 Cannery Place San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/05/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Isidro Salas June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/05/2017

this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310763 Superior Court of California, County of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Santa Clara-In the matNAME STATEMENT ter of the application of: NO. 630599 Olivia Elaine Ramirez. The following person(s) Petitioner Olivia Elaine is (are) doing business Ramirez has filed a petiFlat Rate Realty Silicon tion for Change of Name Valley 1710 Old Piedmont with the clerk of this court Rd San Jose, CA 95132, for a decree changing Santa Clara County. names as follows: a. Madison Avenue Inc Olivia Elaine Ramirez to 1710 Old Piedmont Rd Olivia Elaine Molina. THE San Jose, CA 95132. This COURT ORDERS that business is conducted by all persons interested in a corporation; registrant this matter appear before has not begun transact- this court at the hearing ing business under the indicated below to show fictitious business name cause, if any, why the peor names listed hereon. tition for change of name “I declare that all informa- should not be granted on tion in this statement 08/22/2017 at 8:45 am, is true and correct.” (A Probate Dept., located at registrant who declares 191 N. First Street, San as true information which Jose, CA 95113. A copy of he or she knows to be the Order to Show cause false is guilty of a crime.) shall be published at least once a week for four sucDeryk Hadle cessive weeks prior to the CEO June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017 date set for hearing on the This statement was filed petition in El Observador, with the County of Santa a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the Clara on 06/05/2017 county of Santa Clara. May 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior OF NAME Court NO. 17CV310948 Superior Court of Cali- June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 fornia, County of Santa ORDER TO SHOW Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lori Beth CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME McMahon. Petitioner Lori NO. 17CV310951 Beth McMahon has filed a petition for Change of Superior Court of CaliName with the clerk of this fornia, County of Santa court for a decree chang- Clara-In the matter of the ing names as follows: a. application of: Brandy A. Lori Beth McMahon to Satchell ( FKA Brandy Lori McMahon Heil. THE A. Powell). Petitioner COURT ORDERS that Brandy A. Satchell ( FKA all persons interested in Brandy A. Powell) has this matter appear before filed a petition for Change

of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amari Nevaeh Stephens-Randolph to Amari Nevaeh Satchell. 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 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310959 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gina Watson. Petitioner Gina Watson has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Isabell June Martinez to Isabell June Martinez-Watson. 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 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308502

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Griselda Muñoz. Petitioner Griselda Muñoz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. D'angelo Martin Munoz Torres to D'angelo Martin Muñoz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/11/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311071 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hiep Trong Nguyen. Petitioner Hiep Trong Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hiep Trong Nguyen to Kevin Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 30, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310565 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gerald Robert Pelayo. Petitioner Gerald Robert Pelayo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gerald Robert Hipsley aka Gerald Robert Pelayo aka Jerry Robert Pelayo to Jennings Randolph. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/15/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 19, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017

NAME STATEMENT NO. 630409 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Allaccess Law Group 19 N. 22nd Street, Suite 205 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara County. Irene Karbelashvili 5919 Taormino Avenue San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.“I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Irene Karbelashvili June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/30/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629913 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mount Peak Group 3235 Kifer Road, Suite 200 Santa Clara CA 95051, Santa Clara County. Chenmin Hu 18918 Cabernet Dr. Saratoga, CA 95070, David D. Tsang 758 Loyola Dr. Los Altos, CA 94024, Changge Qiao 1001 Woodborough Ct San Jose, CA 95116, Allen Chen 25545 Okeefe Ln. Los Altos Hills, CA FICTITIOUS BUSINESS 94022, The Chen Family Trust 7622 Ridgeline NAME STATEMENT NO. 630224 Dr. Dublin, CA 94568, The following person(s) Shuxian Wu 12316 is (are) doing busi- Kosich Pl. Saratoga, CA ness Nano and Micro 95070, Wenge Wu 13089 Technology Consultants Montrose St. Saratoga, 228 Hamilton Ave. #303 CA 95070, Gongyuan Palo Alto CA 94301, Qu 1267 Mayberry Ln Santa Clara County. Kris San Jose, CA 95131, Vossough 2602 Caolina Abel S. Lo and Christian Ave Redwood City, CA Lo 20963 Bowhill Ct 94061. This business Saratoga, CA 95070, is conducted by an and Abraham Lo 20963 individual; registrant has Bowhill Ct Saratoga, CA begun transacting busi- 95070. This business is ness under the fictitious conducted by a general business name or names partnership; registrants listed hereon, 12/20/2002 have not begun transact“I declare that all informa- ing business under the tion in this statement fictitious business name is true and correct.” (A or names listed hereon.“I registrant who declares declare that all informaas true information which tion in this statement he or she knows to be is true and correct.” (A false is guilty of a crime.) registrant who declares Kris Vossough as true information which June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 he or she knows to be This statement was filed false is guilty of a crime.) with the County of Santa Allen Chen Clara on 05/23/2017 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 This statement was filed FICTITIOUS BUSINESS with the County of Santa

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS Clara on 05/12/2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Raja Gopal Kuntipuram No.17PR181207 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Parath Kunthipuram in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Parath Kunthipuram be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Raja Gopal Kuntipuram, Raja Kunpipuram, Raja Kuntipuram. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 08/10/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal author-

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ity may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Shahram Miri 802 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, Ca 95008 (408)866-8382 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310530 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the Petition of: Hau Thi Le. Petitioner(s) Hau Thi Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hau Thi Le to Hoa Hoang 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 08/15/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court May 26; June 2, 9, 16, 2017


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HILLTOPPERS ACADEMY BRINGS FUN TO BASKETBALL AND GROWING UP

Steve Shaw, or Coach Shaw as he likes to be called, ties this group together. Through bonds formed within the confines of basketball practice, trips across the state for competitions and the yearly World Games competition in San Jose, the Hilltoppers Academy and Coach Shaw by extension, strives to endow the players the necessary teachings that merge the sport and its rules and life coaching that follows them long after they leave the team. One of the players, Adrian Stephen, notes, “He helps us learn responsibilities and other ways than just basketball.”

Arturo Hilario El Observador In South San Jose lies a basketball team made up of young men of multiple ages and backgrounds, and their aim is not just to learn about the techniques of the sport. Basketball is just one focus of this squad, as they learn just as much about life, and themselves. The team belongs to the Hilltoppers Academy School, founded in 1977, which has had over 8,000 students come into the program and learn the basics of teamwork, determination and camaraderie through the lens of basketball.

The Hilltoppers Academy takes at risk youth and those within the County under benefits programs, probation and foster systems and bolsters their education with the aforementioned life coaching, college preparedness and beneficial trips to four major colleges: University of Oregon, University of Washington, Saint Mary's College, and Wichita State University, a public state university in Kansas. Coach Shaw began his journey as the leader of the group after working as a coach at a local San Jose YMCA. “I played college ball and also played high school ball as well and actually what was happening was I had the YMCA East Valley contract, they asked if I would come down and coach one of their little league games. It was just playing and having fun. I said ‘sure I’d be happy to’. As I did that they asked me to continue coaching.”

It was during this time that this coaching gig began to develop into something more, eventually giving rise to the program functions that make up the Hilltoppers Academy that exists today. Shaw adds, “In that same timeframe, there were some kids that were coming to the Y, and at this time the Y was very small, it was not the way it is now. It had no gym, no swimming pool, with a little basketball court in the back. I noticed that they were a little down and asked them why they were down. One of the kids was saying ‘I’m not playing basketball anymore’.” The group of youths had not gotten the grades necessary to continue their pursuits of team basketball at school and so Shaw took it upon himself to create the space and structure that might have allowed these children to continue their extracurricular activities. “And so I said ‘Oh, I might be putting a league together, maybe you could play’. I said that’s a shame that you guys might not be able to finish your league. I know when I played ball, that was a big motivator for me in school.” In 2017, the same thinking goes into the youth that start up into the program. Meeting them in person, in a basketball court in South San Jose, it's easy to see which group out on the courts is part of the Hilltoppers. Teamwork Ivan Orzco Cardenas who has one year into the academy, sees the program working for him

JUNE 23 - 29, 2017 through the various areas of his life. “One thing I like is that it’s for us, and Coach does it for us, I like the environment we have with teams from other cities and it’s a good experience. [Coach Shaw] just makes you think about what you’re doing offsite, family, health. You're gonna fix it. That’s how he teaches you, with responsibility and the things he asks you to do on the court, it betters you as a person.” Almost every student of Coach Shaw's says similar things about the team and how it has helped advanced them in different ways. Each one has their own strengths and hurdles, but the main thing to take from it is that the team has grown and works together on and off of the court. All talk about the power of teamwork. This weekend of June 24-26 marks the 13th annual World Games tournament at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, hosted and put on by Coach Shaw and the Hilltoppers Academy. Here they will play as part of the many teams that will compete amongst a slew of activities like video game tournament area and community outreach events and participating organizations. Nima adds, “One thing I learned that’s different that other teams is that Coach Shaw teaches you to play for one another, and not by yourself. To pass the ball more, not be selfish, and think about other players on your team before you think about yourself.” In the end, that's what is stressed at the academy. To grow together, with the support system of the staff and each other, and do things for the greater good of the group.

Coach Shaw with some of the Hilltoppers in South San Jose, CA. Photo Credit: Estephany Haro


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ISABELA MONER & “TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT” A look at the newest robot-vehicle adventure with star Isabela Moner

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Actress and singer Isabela Moner stars as Izabella in the new film, “Transformers: The Last Knight” and the 15-year old says that the opportunities it has afforded and the experience of making a film of this caliber has had a lasting impact on her. Most known for her time as lead character CJ Martin in Nickelodeon's “100 Things to Do Before High School”, and has had stints in Broadway and sings as well. According to her, the transition to a Michael Bay movie has been swift but fun. Tell me about your experience diving into a film like “Transformers: The Last Knight”. I've never really done anything at this level, this is kind of new for me. This is all new from me. Initially I was intimidated, for sure, I mean this is Mark Wahlberg that I was going to be acting alongside and Michael Bay is going to be directing me. I really honestly thought I had to be something that I wasn't. Obviously I was a little intimidated I gotta say, but my mom the first day kind of gave me a little pep talk and reassured me that it was all going to be okay. 'You were cast for a reason’, that’s what she said. And you know, this is how I got ready. I walked on set and Michael Bay was like, ‘Okay, can you use a fire extinguisher?’ I was like, ‘Um, yeah my dad’s a firefighter.’ So he was like, ‘Well you’re going to be putting out a fire.’ So then I was expecting some like small fire maybe, I don't know why, I really thought because of child labor laws. Then he lights this curtain on fire inside of the trailer and it’s just a huge fire. I wasn’t standing close enough apparently, because he kept telling me to inch closer to the fire. I was so close to it, I thought my hands were gonna burn off. That kind of got me prepared for the tone of the rest of the shoot. Just a bunch of explosions, running, crying, laughing. For six months! What was your most memorable moment through the course of this shoot? I think celebrating my birthday on set for sure. Everyone got together, including the big wigs, and Michael himself and everyone in the crew who I had gotten to know, they were basically family at that point. And they all sang happy birthday to me and brought out a table decorated with a bunch of stuff [like]

my favorite kind of cake, ice cream cake. And that’s hard to handle especially in summer heat. Then they put Transformers on it, obviously. And they got me an Apple watch too. I lost it thought! It’s somewhere in my house, I didn’t lose it like forever-forever, it’s just at my house but I don't’ know where it is. But it was a great present, I used it for about a month. Hopefully you find that watch sooner than later. Moving on to your role in the film, can you tell me a bit about your role as Izabella in “The Last Knight”. So she is an orphan due to the fact that her parents died in the ‘battle of Chicago’ and my character [has] spent the last few years in a post war zone with the Transformers including my little blue guy, ‘Sqweeks’. He’s this little blue Vespa and we call him a ‘lame transformer puppy’ because he can’t transform but he’s really cute though. And they actually built him for set, he’s not remote controlled. There’s a guy named Jeff operating him, Jeff is great by the way, great ventriloquist. [Sqweeks] eyes light up, it’s like you’re looking into this real living thing, it’s like he has a soul. She’s kinda like tomboyish I guess, kind of [a] “Transformer doctor”. There’s a lot to be said about her, including the fact that she’s not your typical Transformers female character. I kind of intimidate Mark Wahlberg's character a little bit because i’m so in his face, I'm so sure of myself and I almost challenge him in a way, we’re constantly making fun of each other. He’s like ‘you’re an annoying kid’ and I say, ‘well you’re this old grumpy man’, so I mean, touche. Finally, why should folks check out this new installment of the Transformers franchise? I think they should watch this movie because it’s all about uniting everybody together and it’s all about making everyone aware that not everyone’s a bad guy, there’s people with good intentions. And there’s this great inner conflict between Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, they fight! The 80’s fans of the TV show will really like that aspect because it really touches on the Transformers, it’s not just the humans stories. It’s like the real Transformers stories about Cybertron and their origins.

See Isabela in action in “Transformers: The Last Knight” which rolls into theaters June 23rd.

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LA HISTORIA DE LA PENICILINA

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SAN JOSE COOLING CENTERS • Almaden Community Center 6445 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA 95120 Phone Number: (408) 268-1133 Hours of Operation: 8am - 8pm Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher  • Bascom Community Center  1000 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128  Phone Number: (408) 794-6289  Hours of Operation: 9am - 5pm  Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher 

Alexander Fleming en su laboratorio. Photo Credit: Official photographer [Public domain], Wikipedia.org

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Sir Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) médico bacteriólogo y genio británico, se encontraba en el invierno de 1928 realizando una serie de experimentos científicos que demandaban veinte o más horas al día, en una ocasión que se encontraba exhausto, se quedó profundamente dormido en su laboratorio. Entre tantos sueños enigmáticos se presentó uno que jamás olvidaría por el resto de su vida, en aquella visión observó un enorme bacilo de inmensas proporciones, un mounstro que amenazaba con borrar de la faz de la tierra a millones de seres humanos, marchaba avasallante y nadie podía detenerlo, súbitamente apareció una fuerte brisa que se introducía en un conducto y al atravesarlo se convertía en un líquido blanquecino que al ser derramado en el cuerpo del mounstro, lo calcinaba. Cuando Fleming despertó de su sueño, una sensación de bienestar recorrió todo su ser, se sintió inspirado, de pronto advirtió que tenía en su mano un tubo de ensayo, se sorprendió al advertir que había permanecido dormido tomando fuertemente con su mano aquel tubo, era la clave del sueño que traía consigo un pronóstico esperanzador para su obra y carrera. Meses después debido a un menudo accidente en el laboratorio, unos estafilococos se habían contaminado con una sustancia llamada Penicillium Notatum, cuando todo aquello ocurrió Fleming se percató de la formación de un moho y en donde se había esparcido la sustancia no se percibía la presencia de bacteria. Posteriormente aisló la sustancia

del moho percibiendo que ésta tenía un potente efecto anti-bacterial y de paso le bautizó con el nombre de penicilina. Doce años después, el horror y destrucción de la segunda guerra mundial prometía acabar con millones de soldados de ambos bandos. Los aliados que se encontraban alarmados ante el catastrófico número de bajas que sufrían, pusieron a trabajar a mil por hora a sus hombres de ciencia para que desarrollaran un fármaco potente que salvará la vida de las tropas que caían moribundas. En esa época los científicos H. W. Florey y E. B. Chain, siguiendo los procedimientos de Fleming, lograron aislar cantidades industriales de penicilina que fue aplicada a los heridos en combate, logrando así salvar la vida de miles de soldados y dando el primer paso en la revolución médica del siglo XX.

• Berryessa Community Center 3050 Berryessa Rd. San Jose, CA 95132  Phone Number: (408) 251-6392  Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 5pm 4  Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher  • Camden Community Center  3369 Union Ave. San Jose, CA 95124  Phone Number: (408) 559-8553  Hours of Operation: 8am - 8pm 

Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher

Jose, CA 95116 Phone Number: (408) 794-7555  Hours of Operation: 6am - 8pm 

• Cypress Community and Senior Center 403 Cypress Ave. San Jose, CA 95117  Phone Number: (408) 244-1353  Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 4pm 

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Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher • Evergreen Community Center  4860 San Felipe Rd. San Jose, CA 95135  Phone Number: (408) 270-2220  Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 8pm  Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher  • Mayfair Community Center  2039 Kammerer Ave. San Jose, CA 95116  Phone Number: (408) 794-1060  Hours of Operation: 8am - 6pm Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher  • Roosevelt Community Center  901 East Santa Clara St. San

Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher • 5 Southside Community Center 5585 Cottle Rd. San Jose, CA 95123  Phone Number: (408) 629-3336  Hours of Operation: 8am - 8pm  Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher  • Willows Glen Senior Center  2175 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125  Phone Number: (408) 448-6400  Hours of Operation: 8am - 7pm  Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher

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Duchesne fue el primero en observar el poder antibacterial del penicilium notatum en 1896, no obstante fue Fleming quien logró aislar a la penicilina de aquella sustancia y por ello junto a H. W. Florey y E. B. Chain, recibió el premio Nóbel de fisiología y medicina en 1945. Actualmente la penicilina es el remedio eficaz para varias enfermedades e infecciones leves o crónicas y gracias a ella millones de personas han encontrado alivio a sus padecimientos, ojalá otro genio como lo fue Fleming, pueda llegar a descubrir un remedio contra el cáncer, enfermedad que se ha ido propagando desde hace tres décadas y para la que aún no se encuentra el remedio que logre acabar con este mal que af lige a millones de personas alrededor del mundo. Sin embargo, la ciencia sigue avanzando y esperamos que muy pronto se encuentre un atidoto contra este terrible mal. Hay vida y hay esperanza.

Seven Trees Community Center 3590 Cas Drive San Jose, CA 95111  Phone Number: (408) 794-1690  Hours of Operation: 8am - 9pm

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MY BANNED WORDS FOR 2017 5,000 years ago. While we’re on the subject, stop drawing the curve in the air with your hands when you say it – it drives me crazy! Out of the Box – Just say, “We have escaped our Luddite boundaries and evolved our thinking beyond the rectangular indications on the org chart.” What? You think that sounds stupid? It does sound stupid, but it’s 50 times more interesting than “out of the box.”

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Just for fun, here is a list of buzzwords, biz speak, and hipster droppings that should be banned from every business meeting forevermore. In my last banned word rant, I opined about a proleptic conversation that began, Client: “Our Big Data Rock Star ideated a cloud-based, scalable, native programmatic tool set that produced excellent learnings.” [Consultant]: “Well, it sounds like he took it to the next level … efforting 110% to craft a best practices, robust solution you can leverage, and it’s clearly out of the box thinking … but maybe you shouldn’t try to boil the ocean … it’s got a lot of moving parts and I’m not sure it’s something you want to take ownership of. … You might be accused of punching the puppy, so the optics are all wrong. We should probably put this in the parking lot.” Sounds pretty stupid, right? If you don’t like these phrases strung together, why use them individually? So, without further ado: Banned Words (in No Particular Order) We Hacked It – Just say, “Figured it out.” Unless you are under investigation by the FBI, NSA, or any of the other 15 national security agencies, you’re not a hacker. Not even close. Paradigm Shift – Do you mean there is a new archetype or an outstandingly clear example of a shift from the original pattern or model of “All things of the same type are representations or copies?” If not, it’s just “something new.” Game Changer – is “a person or thing that dramatically changes the course, strategy, character, etc., of something.” Did that person or thing dramatically change the business? If not, try “significant,” “nontrivial,” “interesting,” “impactful,” “meaningful,” or anything else. Let’s not “gamify” business. Disrupt Ourselves – or other people will disrupt us first. I get it! Try “innovation,” “transformation,” or just simply “change.” All are great words to describe another overused but more accurate phrase, “Adapt, or die!” Hockey Stick – Really? A hockey stick? We are living in the Age of Exponentialism. Everything is changing exponentially every day. We’re somewhere on the blade of the hockey stick; we passed the “stick ” part about

Monetize – I want a $5 premium on my usual $20 fine for using banned words the next time you say “monetize.” “How we make money!” “Make bank.” “Bring home the bacon.” “Cake up.” “Chase paper.” “Hustle.” “Rake it in.” “Stack papers.” “Bilk the masses out of their hard-earned cash.” Anything but “monetize!” Back by Popular Demand (See What I Did Here?) Learnings – Just stop! I learned, we learned, he/she/it learned – it’s the easiest verb to conjugate in the English language. Ugh! BTW, you should stop using “efforting.” See the aforementioned “ learnings.” Ideate  – Really? People who use “ideate” clearly have no idea about the process of ideation. It should cost you $20 every time you get the idea to say it. Rock Star  – Let me be very, very clear: there are no rock stars in any profession other than rock music. Rap stars don’t call themselves rock stars. Neither do EDM, country, soul, R&B, jazz, or even folk stars. Why on earth would anyone who doesn’t play rock for a living think it’s OK to call someone in business a rock star? When you can jump across the stage and land on your knees while playing a Bb7#9 chord, screaming the lyrics (on key) with pyrotechnics exploding all around you in front of 20,000 adoring fans, you’re a rock star. If you’re great at media buying or human resources … well, you get my point. Scalable  – As opposed to what? We’ve built a new app that can only run on three devices simultaneously, but we’re hopeful. Who says that? Even if it’s true, you’re going to lie and say it’s carrier-grade and bulletproof. Has anyone ever been in a meeting where someone said, “Our technology doesn’t scale”? Body shops don’t scale; people don’t scale; boutiques don’t scale; custom donut shops don’t scale. Technology scales!

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MUESTRE RESPETO POR SU COMUNIDAD Y VECINOS: ¡NO USE FUEGOS ARTIFICIALES! Todos los fuegos artificiales son explosivos peligrosos y son ilegales en San José. Cada año los fuegos artificiales causan incendios, lesiones graves y la pérdida de mascotas. Cuando miles de personas usan fuegos artificiales esto crea una crisis de seguridad y un gran disturbio. Por favor, ¡cuide de su comunidad y no use fuegos artificiales!

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