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El consumo de tabaco en los menores de edad: Algunos hallazgos inesperados Aunque la cantidad de menores de edad que fuma cigarrillos ha disminuido, la cantidad que consume otros productos de tabaco ha aumentado considerablemente. Eso es lo que arroja la Encuesta Nacional para Jóvenes sobre el Consumo de Tabaco (NYTS, por sus siglas en inglés) de 2014. (Mas en el sitio) County of Santa Clara Board Approves Balanced Fiscal Year 2016 Budget This past Friday the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors approved a balanced Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, as required by County Charter. The $5.6 billion budget includes all services, operations, capital improvements and reserves.  The General Fund budget is $2.9 billion, and covers all discretionary and many mandated services for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2015. (Read more online)    Ignorancia Infinita Ofelia Aguilar es una valiente y trabajadora inmigrante indocumentada mexicana que como muchos millones más, de casi todas las nacionalidades, vinieron a Estados Unidos en busca de oportunidades y de una mejor vida para sí mismos y sus familias.  “Fue una experiencia muy desagradable, muy triste, estuve al borde de la muerte”, nos dice Ofelia. (Mas en el sitio)

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Enanitos Verdes July 09, 2015 7:00 pm The Fillmore 1805 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94115 $45.00 Tickets on LiveNation.com Jazz in Concert June 26th, 2015 6:00 pm-8:30 pm Savannah-Chanelle Winery 23600 Congress Springs Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070 $10 Info:savannahchanelle.com/ Silicon Valley Barbeque Championships June 26th, 2015 4:00 pm Santa Clara Central Park 909 Kiely Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95051 Free Info:svbbq.com Escape From the Mysterious Room SJ Various dates and times Real Escape Game San Jose

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America’s Largest Speed Dating Convention June 27th, 2015 4:00 pm-11:30 pm Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054 $25 - $30 Info:eventbrite.com/ e/speed-dating-conventionfor-single-professionalstickets-17099208192

The Book of Mormon June 30th, 2015 7:30 pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113 $43 - $178 Info:ticketmaster.com/venueartis t/229426/1732682?Brand=broa dwaysj

CineFEST Film Festival June 28th, 2015 Santa Clara City Library Northside Branch 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara, CA 95054 Free Info: library.santaclaraca.gov/index. aspx?page=2968

Q- Sides Exhbition: Queerness within lowrider culture June 24, 2015 to July 05, 2015 Wednesday-Saturday, 12:00 pm6:00 pm Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 2857 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110, Free Info: https://www.facebook.com/ theqsides?fref=ts

The Comedy of Errors June 25th, 2015 7:00 pm

How To Maximize The Risk-Reward Relationship In Corporate Settings Innovation is the quality desired by business leaders, who tend to believe that if you’re not innovating, you’re dying a slow death. While volumes have been written about the path to reliable innovation, corporate coach Maxine Attong has found none with the key ingredient that she has found so compelling in her work, safety. (Read more online)

2015 San Jose Sharks Draft Party Friday June 26th, 2015 3:00 pm- 8:00 pm Stanley’s Sports Bar 1500 S 10th St, San Jose, CA 95112 Free Pizza at Tomatina Saturday June 27th, 2015 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Tomatina 5245 Prospect Rd, San Jose, CA 95129 Leap for the Stars The Joy of Dancing Saturday June 27th, 2015 11:00 am, 5:00 pm California Theatre

345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 Imagining the Oceans Wed-Mon, 11 am-5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm, Closed Tues Cantor Arts Center 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305 Breaking Point: Glass art works by Jaime Guerrero and Viviana Paredes June 5th – August 8th 12:00pm-5:00pm MACLA 510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

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man Needs). Exposure caused Maximart and McDonald’s to begin to pay a higher wage.

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Wall Street Business data reports need to include a poverty index because currently only commercial business activities (presumably profit oriented) are reported. The domestic economy’s current status is incomplete without government and business knowing the level of existing poverty. We must begin to think comprehensively in this global economic universe about equity, parity, what’s right, and what’s ethical and moral. The impact of information technology which disseminates information very quickly permits those who have the facts to have great advantages over those who are left out of the ‘information distribution loops’ and therefore remain uninformed. This is especially true for our elected officials who are under great pressure these days to make the right decisions which establish public policy that does the greatest good for the greatest number. Special interests have modified this democratic decision-making process with their ‘dark money’ that paid for all those favorable perks in public policy since about 1975. Concerns of the disadvantaged are the same survival challenges. Each individual is asked ‘to make a living’ when the majority of decisions being made are oriented on profits, ‘return on investments’ and a concept of ‘ownership’ which excludes ‘stewardship’, especially a concern for the plight of the disadvantaged in all communities. The working poor’s minimum wage issues needs to become public policy debates about “Living Wages”. (google Maslow’s Hierarchy of Hu-

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform will not happen until those who exploit undocumented workers are identified. A goal is to get those undocumented residents a legal status which permits having an ability to be legally employed, have a SSN, pay income taxes, etc. Assimilation is happening anyway via intermarriages. Comprehensive Federal Income Tax reform is required to correct the inequities currently resulting in ‘Corporate Welfare’. Federal Tax Reform needs to consider a flat tax applicable to all persons which now includes all corporations. Education is not ‘free’; society foots the bill because an educated people is essential to having democracy function well. Let’s revise those student bank loans which were fully insured by FDIC. Check out what economist Joseph Stiglitz, who projected the negative economic impact of that $1.3 trillion student loan debt. Those students do not contribute to the U.S. Consumer Economy; and ‘loan payments’ are not productive nor do they create true wealth….the money earned & loan payments made by students just trickles up towards the top 1%. Education systems need to focus upon teaching communication skills; teach a system of logic that permits each individual to make decisions in their own best interests and values. The fads like STEM divert efforts from having the individual student acquire job skills, communication skills, historical and fiscal literacy. Right now, the ultra-influential continue to conduct their business using infrastructures paid for by those middle class and low income people who pay federal gasoline taxes without fail; without having access to tax avoidance measures.

Marijuana commerce needs to be legalized by the Federal Government whose current rules prevent purveyors of marijuana from depositing their business earnings in any bank insured by the FDIC. The national infrastructures essential to commerce; the War On Poverty, a national system of health care, and the War on Drugs all need attention. When will the U.S. Congress (both House and Senate) begin to do its job which is formulation of laws which accomplish the most for the greatest number? If any candidate or elected official wants the support of voters, let them become prepared to deal with the needs of the people. Begin to ask each candidate or elected official what he/she is going to do to begin moving forward again this American economy and its society in a liberal progressive manner? The current ‘divide and conqer’ methods only serve to simplify management by those who spread their mis-information or lack of making decisions in an effort to serve those with special interests. All these commentary include the ‘posturing’, the ‘spin-meistering’ and the provision of partial information. All this is presented as opinions, interpretations, and analysis which obscure the matters with a smoke-screen of partial information and consequently, providing excuses for making no needed decisions which is the projected intent of the Founding Fathers. Elected officials are elected to make decisions which favor the common good for the greatest numbers. Since about 1975, slowly, but certainly, the special interests took over. ‘Profits’ became central rather than addressing the common good. A poverty index is required to keep decision-makers informed about their moral and ethical stewardship responsibilities.

Editor’s Note: Originally appeared on Chicago musician Lupe Fiasco’s (real name Wasalu Jaco) Instagram as a response to Charleston Massacre killer Dylann Roof’s manifesto. Lupe Fiasco First of all you are not really that supreme. While throughout history White Supremacy it must be admitted you have achieved some very dominant positions. These positions have been gained mostly through force or some biological agent such as disease that did a lot of the dirty work for you in advance. I mean anybody can use force on an unarmed populous and anybody can have smallpox. Not judging, just wanted to point out that having a disease that native folks aren’t immune to because they’ve never seen it doesn’t make you strategically smart or tactically superior, just kind of sick. And these dominant positions don’t really stand up to the test of time that long either. There is nothing about you biologically or physically that denotes an innate mode of supremacy. For that matter there is also nothing about you psychologically, philosophically, cognitively, academically, socially, architecturally, culturally or even financially that signifies a higher position above any other group. And to be diplomatic there is nothing about you that denotes innate inferiority as well. So what you really are is something in the middle. You are regular. White Regularity is congruent to all other forms of regularity i.e. Black, Brown, Etc etc. But in regularity there is room for differences and this is where White Regularity shines! Each group gets the same essential universals. Dance, food, music, etc. and it must be admitted that the White Regularity take on these universal institutions has been unbelievably impressive and a great addition to the total world culture. I mean spaghetti and meatballs, Romeo & Juliet, Coldplay, the Tuxedo, lighter that air travel are all world class additions to the collective bucket but they are no less or more impressive

than every other regular groups take on the universals either. And if we really wanted to get analytical every invention is built on inspiration from a previously existing invention so the claim of “The Supreme 1st” to do something is highly debatable and except for a few exceptions, impossible! All things human aren’t born from a supreme overlord solely working in isolation. Things are created in collaboration and in tandem with other cultures, knowledge structures and movements and more important, People. I mean if those Muslims didn’t catalog all that Greek philosophy for research we might not even know who Plato was. Now whether this collaboration is forced, which is seen so much but not exclusively throughout human history, does not take away the fact that it is done with the help of somebody else. We are supreme as a spectrum of colors in collaboration. One color does not dominate the other nor can it. Sure Steve Jobs was white. But the guy who built the computer was probably Chinese. And the girl who wrote the programs for the computer is probably from Mumbai. And the raw materials that were used to make it where probably first pulled out of the ground by somebody in South Africa. And if you take this highly collaborated upon piece of high technology to an indigenous tribe in the jungles of Brazil they’d probably use it as a boat paddle. And we can go on and on down or up the rabbit hole all day long and you’ll always find a regular somebody relying on the abilities of a just as regular somebody else that another regular somebody doesn’t even care about. White Supremacy is a lie white “regularists” tell to themselves in hopes that they can get a one way ticket to the top and hope we other colors overhear it. Here’s the bad news, ain’t no top. Here’s the good news though, ain’t no bottom neither! It’s just the regular ole middle where nobody is safe from being influenced by

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somebody else’s extreme “regularness”. Is your swastika flag printed in Mexico? Did you know the swastika is originally from Asia and the subcontinent? Did you know black people had slaves in Africa too? Did you know in the world your considered a minority too? I mean you call us niggers and beaners but you gotta ship all your formerly Native American land, backwood sourced ginseng to China to get money to support your meth habit. Meth that’s made with chemicals produced in India. I mean Hitler hated everything about the Jews except every possession they had. It’s funny how the things you hate so much you have to rely on the most for your survival. And if you wanted to get really ironic and meta about it, white supremacy has to validate it’s own identity based solely on its relationship to other races! I mean now that’s what I would call joined at the hip. Without us there is no white supremacy because there would be nothing to be supreme over! That sounds so stupid but sometimes the truth is stupid. Stupid like a fox. And no not stupid like a Fox News I mean the real fox. The animal. In closing white regularity (the race formerly know as white supremacy) I myself on behalf of my own black regularity salute you. Good luck with the northwest front I hear it’s beautiful in the spring and probably a strategic death trap if and when Yellowstone finally decides to blow up! Yours Truly, Wasalu “Lupe” Jaco


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San Jose CALIFORNIA Listening to Donald Trump expound on his views about Mexicans serves to reinforce my belief that the worst racists are the ones who are too ignorant or perhaps even too stupid to know that they are racists. Trump, in trying to set the tone for his presidential campaign, presented himself as a candidate who in the words of Mexico’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Antonia Meade, “showed a profound ignorance of the migrant contribution to society.” In the best tradition of late 19th century “yellow journalism” that railed against Chinese immigrants, Trump decided that “Mexico is sending people that have lots of problems. They are bringing drugs,and bringing crime, and their rapists.” The use of the word “problem” in describing Mexican immigrants is well-documented in Carey McWilliams’s book “North from Mexico”. Written in 1948, the book cites multiple newspaper and magazine references to the “problem” that describes Mexicans as delinquent,illiterate,disease –ridden, lacking in discipline and retarded.” Hearing Trump’s comments reminded me of George Orwell, the English writer of 1984, the futuristic novel of a totalitarian society. Orwell, who explored the language of politics, stated that “political language is designed to make lies sound truthful.”

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In seeking to become president, how can Trump fail to recognize that Mexican immigrants comprise 8% of America’s gross domestic production according to Meade and the trillions of dollars that America’s Latino population spends in the American economy, to say nothing of the pivotal role that Latinos played in the election of Barack Obama? In his comments Trump bragged that if elected president that he would build a wall to separate America from Mexico. I would like to suggest that instead he build a wall that will enclose him and the people who share and support his views on Mexicans. NOTE: I find it quite humorous that the estimated 300 people who attended the rally in which he made his neighborly comments were paid movie extras! In conclusion, I can only hope that Trump remembers the words of Mark Twain: “it is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” Karl Soltero San Jose, CA PUBLISHER’S COMMENT: Hispanic-Latinos need to not only register to vote, but in addition, follow-up by actually voting. In the County of Santa Clara, Vote By Mail is possible; reregistering to vote on-line is possible using link to Local Registrar of Voter’s or CA Secretary of State, located at sccgov.org/sites/rov/Pages/Registrar-of-Voters. aspx.

David Gonzales SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR Why are national elections held on Tuesdays? If you think about it, it’s a strange day to have an election, as most people are busy at work or school, and must make a special effort to get to the polling booths. Why not have elections on the weekend, or better yet, why not make Election Day a national holiday? If Election Day was a national holiday, this most likely would spur enthusiasm for voting and increase the number of people who vote. According to the Washington Post, only 36% of the voting-age population cast a ballot in the 2014 midterm national elections. The right to vote is one of our democracy’s most cherished privileges, and it should be celebrated as such, and not something that is squeezed in between work and dinner. Besides, any reason for holding national elections on Tuesdays is long gone. Surprisingly enough, Election Day is held on a Tuesday due to an 1845 law enacted because of “market day.” Back then, America was largely an agrarian society, and Tuesday was selected so that voters could travel on Monday to the polling centers in the county seat, vote on Tuesday and return home in time for market day on Wednesday. Nowadays, Americans do not worry about market day and instead worry about getting to work on time, picking up the kids at school, and getting home at a reasonable hour. Holding national elections on Tuesday interferes with that schedule—and voting shouldn’t be a headache, but something that people are eager and proud to participate in.

It should be noted that there are laws on the books designed to help working people find time to vote, but it still doesn’t seem to be enough. In California, employers are mandated by law to give their employees two-paid hours in order to vote, with fines for employers that violate this law. In addition, California law dictates that employees should let their employers know at least two days in advance that they plan to vote. Employees are then entitled to two-paid hours at the beginning or towards the end of a shift to vote. The polls open in California at 8 am and close at 7 pm. Laws controlling time-off to vote vary in different states. While In theory this sounds good, there are some drawbacks. Suppose an employee gets caught up in a major project and is too busy to vote, or wants to be seen as dedicated to his or her job and stays at work instead of voting. Also, a lot of people don’t take advantage of this benefit and may even consider it a hassle. Others may not know about it. These things wouldn’t be an issue if Election Day was a national holiday. A number of countries already make Election Day a holiday, including Australia, which also has a law making it mandatory to vote. Australians who don’t vote must pay a financial penalty. Surveys show that an overwhelming 70% of Australians favor mandatory voting.

Making Election Day a national holiday in the United States would most likely increase the Hispanic vote, too. Hispanics regularly trail whites and African-Americans in the number of people who vote. According to the PEW Research Center – Hispanic Trends, only 48% of eligible Hispanics voted in the 2012 presidential elections, compared to 66.6% of blacks and 64.1% of whites. While there are other ways to vote besides going to the polls--a number of states, including California, allow absentee and early voting--most voters cast their ballots at the voting booth. Making Election Day a national holiday would give people more time to vote, as well as highlight the importance of voting. In a November 12, 2014 poll taken by the PEW Research Center, when registered voters were asked why they didn’t vote in the 2014 mid-term elections, two-thirds of them said they didn’t have enough time to vote. Half of this group said that it interfered with their work and school schedules, and the other half said they were too busy, out of town, sick or forgot. Making Election Day a national holiday would increase the likelihood that the will of the people is heard. Remember, though, national holiday or not, it’s everyone’s duty to vote. Still, making Election Day a national holiday would make it a lot easier, and put more democracy into our democracy.


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How to know if you’re paying the best price

BPT Do you take your car’s “health” for granted? Only when the check engine light comes on do you realize how important a fully functional vehicle is to your daily life. Feelings of fear, regret and anxiety often rush in: “Will my car break down?” “Should I have gotten my oil changed sooner?” Can I trust that I’m receiving a fair price for repairs?” These are all reasonable concerns, according to Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com executive editor. “According to Mintel, on average, drivers spend nearly $1,000 per year maintaining their cars, and that number will likely only increase as the average age of vehicles continues to get older,” says Wiesenfelder. “Even more important, a recent survey by Cars.com and Toluna found that one in three drivers don’t trust that the prices mechanics quote to them are fair. ‘Expensive’ and ‘stressful’ are the top words that come to mind for many consumers when they’re thinking about car maintenance and repairs.”

Knowledge is power, but for many consumers, car maintenance can be shrouded in mystery. Many don’t know which mechanic to go to, how much to pay or if the price they’re being quoted is accurate. Thankfully, tools and resources are available to help drivers confidently navigate the automotive service and repair process. Here are a few expert tips, resources and busted myths to arm you with the information you need to make informed, confident decisions about car service: 1. You probably don’t need to change your oil every 3,000 miles. Due to technology advancements, many auto manufacturers recommend changing oil at intervals of 7,500 miles or more for new cars. 2. Does a dirty air filter really hurt performance? A clogged air filter won’t significantly affect fuel economy, but it can reduce acceleration from 6 to 11 percent, according to a U.S. Department of Energy Study. For that reason, it’s a good idea to periodically visually check the engine air filter. 3. Cars.com has launched a new ”Service & Repair” feature that provides a fair price

estimate for different types of service, helping ensure drivers never overpay. The online tool also helps drivers find local service providers and offers reviews from actual customers to help them find a quality mechanic. 4. Drivers expect the tires that come with their new vehicle to last a long time, but tire life depends on many factors, including: the quality of the tire, its treadwear rating, whether it is an all-season, summer performance or winter tire, the type of vehicle and where and how it is driven. 5. Service engine? If the check engine light comes on and has a steady illumination, that indicates a possibly serious issue, and it should be dealt with quickly by a mechanic. If the check engine light is flashing, find a place to park the vehicle and turn the engine off as quickly as you safely can. Ignoring your check engine light increases the likelihood of additional problems. For more information, tips and to learn more about Cars.com’s Service & Repair tool, visit : www.cars.com/auto-repair.

seling (Fundación Nacional para el Asesoramiento Crediticio), solo uno de cada tres consumidores han revisado su informe de crédito en los últimos 12 meses.

NAPSM La escuela ya se terminó y el verano está por llegar. Antes de planear sus vacaciones de verano, los expertos recomiendan que revise sus finanzas obteniendo una copia GRATUITA de su informe de crédito anual de Equifax, Experian o TransUnion en www.annualcreditreport.com. “Cada año, hay más de 25

millones de informes de crédito provistos gratuitamente a los consumidores”, remarcó Stuart K. Pratt, presidente y CEO de la Consumer Data Industry Association (Asociación de la Industria de Bases Datos del Consumidor). “Y aunque es una cifra considerable, muchos consumidores no ejercitan el derecho de revisar su informe de crédito”. De acuerdo a una encuesta conducida por la National Foundation for Credit Coun-

El conocimiento de informes de crédito es una prioridad para la industria. “Al revisar anualmente su informe de crédito, usted podrá chequear su salud financiera y evitará problemas en el futuro, dificultades que pueden resultar en que le nieguen crédito”, agregó Pratt. Obtenga una copia GRATUITA de su informe de crédito anual de Equifax, Experian o TransUnion en www.annualcreditreport. com. Le deseamos un verano feliz disfrutando de un crédito saludable.


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The government is taking what may be the biggest step in half a century toward helping people with mental health and addiction issues.

Una ley sometida a consideración en California daría a los profesionales de la enfermería facultades completas de ejercicio. Crédito de la foto: Brandon Flint/AARP.

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Una investigacion de la AARP revela que el 75% de los californianos apoyan la iniciativa de ley SB 323 que daria a los profesionales de la enfermeria autoridad profesional para brindar cuidados primarios a los pacientes, -en vez de tener que hacerlo bajo la supervision de un medico. La directora de defensoria en la AARP, Blanca Castro, afirma que los 18 mil enfermeros y enfermeras de California tienen el entrenamiento suficiente para

manejar la atencion medica de rutina. Los profesionales de la enfermeria podran hacer examenes fisicos, revisar analisis, referir pacientes a especialistas y ayudar en el manejo de males cronicos. El cambio remediaria la escasez de proveedores de cuidados primarios en California. Otros 19 estados tienen leyes similares. Quienes se oponen a la idea, como la Sociedad de Cirujanos Plasticos de California (CSPS, por sus siglas en ingles), alegan que es peligroso tener a profesionales de la enfermeria haciendo el trabajo de un medico.

Pero Castro afirma que la seguridad de los pacientes no esta en riesgo. “Tienes profesionales que han pasado por una formacion exhaustiva, tambien tienen titulo, y de todos modos trabajan en equipo con los medicos especialistas.” La iniciativa SB323 fue aprobada en el senado por amplio margen hace algunas semanas y sera dictaminada en un comite conjunto a finales de junio. Otros 19 estados tienen leyes similares.La iniciativa SB 323 puede ser consultada en leginfo.legislature. ca.gov.

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NAPSI According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one in every four American adults has a mental illness of some kind. Now there could be good news for them and the people who care for them. What’s Being Done Two federal agencies are implementing the Excellence in Mental Health Act—a demonstration project and the single largest federal investment in mental health and addiction services in more than 50 years. “For too long, we have failed to provide the federal infrastructure and support needed to sustain a strong behavioral health safety net,” said Linda Rosenberg, president and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health—the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addiction treatment organizations. “With the Excellence Act, that all changes.” How It Works To improve the quality of care nationwide, the Act establishes federal status and criteria for Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHCs) that provide comprehensive mental health and addiction outpatient services. These CCBHCs are responsible for basic primary care

screenings and services to address the chronic conditions that drive high costs and poor health outcomes among people with behavioral health disorders. Crisis services play a critical role in de-escalating mental health crises and diverting individuals into care. The criteria also emphasize the special requirements of populations such as veterans, whose health needs, Rosenberg says, the United States has failed to meet. Additionally, the CCBHCs will break through barriers to work with a variety of health system partners, including primary care, hospitals, VA centers and more. Because many state systems can’t support the kind of comprehensive, coordinated care necessitated by the CCBHC criteria, the Excellence Act requires the states to establish a payment system based on actual costs. That is expected to bring about increased funding for historically underfunded community mental health and addiction services. Also, a system of bundled payments will either require or incentivize value-based payments so providers can share in the cost savings their clinical care produces. “The bottom line is that when people walk through a CCBHC’s door, they know they will be linked to the services they need in the broader health care system,”

said Rosenberg. “They know they will receive better care coordination from a trained, competent team of providers.” The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will award planning grants of up to $2 million to help states create their certification processes and develop their payment methods. “It is so important for organizations to make the case to their state about why it should apply to participate,” said Rosenberg. Planning grant applications are due by August 5; grants will be awarded in October 2015. What You Can Do Meanwhile, if you or someone you care about is in crisis, seek help immediately. The CDC recommends three steps: • Call 911. • Visit a nearby emergency department or your health care provider’s office. • Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-TALK ( (800) 273-8255); TTY: (800) 7994TTY (4889) to talk to a trained counselor. Learn More For further facts, visit www. TheNationalCouncil.org.


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Four Steps To A Neater House And More Free Time NAPSI New research by UCLA-affiliated anthropologists found that most American families are overwhelmed by clutter and can’t even find room to park their cars in the garage because of all the stuff they’ve stuffed in there. Fortunately, whether it’s springcleaning time or any time, you may not have to spend as much time, effort or money as you may think to get your home clean and uncluttered, if you follow these four simple steps from home organization experts:

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1. Get The Kids Involved: Make housecleaning more like a fun challenge. List all the chores that need to be done. Pick the ones that are age appropriate—organizing a bookshelf, hanging things in the closet, fluffing sofa pillows and so on—and write them down on slips of paper or post them on a wall. Roll a pair of dice to see who gets to pick first, and have everyone (parents included) choose a chore. This will give the kids some autonomy and they may be more willing to pitch in. 2. Tackle One Room At A Time: If you haven’t a lot of time to straighten up and clean the whole house, just focus on one room, even one part of a room, per day or per weekend. Keep a list or a chart and check it off as you go. At least something will

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be clean and you won’t feel overwhelmed. 3. Make Your Appliances Work For You—Not The Other Way Around: A well-organized kitchen and laundry room are easier to keep neat and less daunting to keep clean. 4. Little By Little, You Can Do A Lot: Break large chores down into smaller ones that are more manageable. Instead of thinking “I have to clean the family room,” think “The books have to be shelved; the floor swept; the table dusted.” Write it all down and cross off each job as it’s done so you can see how much you’ve accomplished.

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC NAPSI Get your summer off to a healthy and delicious start with the ultimate summer snack—Mango Salsa! Mango’s bright flavor and natural sweetness make it the perfect foundation for a versatile fruit salsa that can be paired with other summertime favorites or enjoyed solo as a refreshing snack. Evolution Of Salsa Originating from the Spanish word for “sauce,” salsa first exploded on the American food scene in the 1980s. Available raw or cooked, mild or hot, and in a rainbow of colors, there is something for every palate. With trends and seasonality in mind, chefs and home cooks began experimenting with creative ingredients. In recent years, exotic chili peppers and smoky flavors like chipotle found their way into the mix as Americans’ love for spicy foods continues to heat up. Today, salsa is one of America’s favorite condiments. Salsa frequently tops musthave lists for picnics and game-watching parties. The best thing about salsa is that the possibilities are endless! Enjoy thousands of flavor combinations using fruits, vegetables, chili peppers, citrus, beans and herbs. They’re also supereasy to throw together. Just toss all the ingredients in a bowl to create a sensory explosion. The Sweet Taste Of Summer

Add sunshine to every day by introducing notes of sweet and tangy mango to your family’s favorite meals. Mango Salsa is a great summer staple because it’s a nutritious, creative way to bring more flavor to your life and an added serving of fruits and vegetables.

Nutritional analysis per serving (½ cup salsa): Calories: 31; Protein: 1 g; Carbohydrates: 7 g; Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 121 mg; Potassium: 191 mg; Fiber: 1 g Five Fabulous Mango Salsa Ideas

Mango Nutrition At 100 calories per cup, mangos pack a nutritional punch, making them a perfect snack anytime of day. This superfruit contains over 20 essential vitamins and nutrients, and each serving of mango is also fat free, sodium free and cholesterol free. Tomato, Chive And Mango Salsa Mango and tomato may sound like an unlikely combination, but you will not believe how well these fruits complement each other. This quick and easy recipe combines fresh chives and spicy oregano with the brightness of mango and lemon to create a scrumptious and colorful salsa. Pile it high on burgers, tacos, chicken sausage or grilled fish, too—each ½-cup serving has only 31 calories! Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 cup fresh mango, diced 1½ cups ripe tomatoes, diced 2 tablespoons fresh chives, minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon lemon zest ½ teaspoon fresh oregano leaves, minced ¼ teaspoon sea salt ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Serve or cover and refrigerate until needed.

Can’t get enough? Try these other quick and easy mango salsa recipes. Serve up your favorite flavor combo with chips, whole grain crackers, burgers, chicken, seafood, grilled vegetables or pulled pork. 1. Combine finely chopped mango and cucumber with freshly squeezed lemon juice and lots of chopped fresh cilantro. 2. Roast diced mango, serrano chili and white onion in a 400-degree oven until tender. Cool, then pulse in a food processor until well combined but still chunky. 3. Toss diced mango with gently mashed avocado, freshly squeezed lime juice and a dash of hot sauce. 4. Cook down chopped mango with cider vinegar, jalapeño pepper, water and a pinch of salt for a tangy and naturally sweetened condiment. 5. Mix thinly cut strips of mango and jicama with chopped scallion, a splash of rice vinegar and a sprinkle of sea salt. Discover more tips and recipes at www. mango.org.


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2015 Point-inTime Count Homeless Census and Survey Results Santa Clara County CALIFORNIA The Santa Clara County 2015 Homeless Census and Survey results released on Monday revealed a 14 percent decrease in homelessness since 2013 to a new low of 6,556. This was the lowest homeless count over the past 10 years. The biennial Point-in-Time count took place on January 27 and 28 and provides a snapshot of homelessness in the 15 cities and unincorporated areas. In addition to the count, 952 homeless persons took part in a qualitative survey that provides greater insight into the nature of homelessness in Santa Clara County. “The good news is that the overall numbers are headed in the right direction,” said President Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, who identified addressing homelessness a top priority in his State of the County address and appointed a Housing Task Force to find solutions. “The County and its partners have made addressing chronic homelessness a top priority, and while we still have a large unmet need, those efforts are beginning to pay off.” While the overall numbers are down, a close look at the cities reveals differences. San José’s numbers dropped 15 percent, in part the result of the City of San José’s pilot project to provide housing and employment services to individuals living in a targeted homeless encampment, resulting in over 175 people housed to date. “We have more than 6,000 people living outside in this county and a lot of work to do

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with our partners to provide housing solutions,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. ”The San José City Council prioritized homeless response programs, recently committing $3.5 million on an ongoing basis to our innovative Homeless Response Program and Rapid Re-Housing Team and while we’ve started to see modest gains to getting people out of unsafe living conditions, we’ve still got a long way to go.” Increases and decreases in the numbers of homeless individuals were reported throughout the county. While the total number of homeless counted in the unincorporated areas went down to 500, a decrease of 336, South County experienced an increase of 259. “The overall decrease of 1,075 homeless is encouraging, but the data underscores the need for a regional approach to solving homelessness,” said Supervisor Mike Wasserman. “Permanent housing is so important: it breaks the cycle of homeless moving from one encampment or city to another. This is why the County is investing so heavily in housing for the homeless.” The Point-in-Time count includes both unsheltered persons and those in emergency shelters and transitional housing. The vast majority of the homeless counted 4,627 (71 percent) were unsheltered, living on the street, in abandoned buildings, in vehicles, or encampment areas. The Point-in-Time Homeless Count is considered a conservative estimate and uses a different methodology than the recently released Cost of Homelessness report, which looked at specific cases and examined the cost of providing public services, such as emergency room and law enforcement, to the chronically homeless.

The biennial Homeless Census and Survey uses a consistent federally-approved methodology to estimate the number of people who are homeless in Santa Clara County at a point-in-time with a goal to develop strategies to reduce homelessness. This year, 335 volunteers, service providers and County and City employees registered as volunteers. Many community and faith-based organizations also helped with volunteer recruitment to assist census survey workers. Two-person teams ideally made up of a volunteer and a recruited/ trained homeless person conducted the count. A mobile app was used to record data at encampments and youth whereabouts.

KEY FINDINGS The key findings of the 2015 collaborative County/City collaborative Homeless Census and Survey include the following: ·GENDER: The majority of survey respondents are male (63%), 36% female and 1% transgender. ·ETHNICITY/RACE:39% Hispanic/Latino, 32% White, 16% Black or African American, 8% multi-racial, 3% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 3% Asian ·LGBTQ: 10% identified as Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans-

gender Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ), a higher percentage of youth under age 25 identified as LGBTQ (16%) ·LENGTH OF TIME BEING HOMELESS: 63% reported to be homeless for a year or more (an increase from 56% in 2013) ·UNEMPLOYED:81% were unemployed (compared to 74% in 2013) ·HEALTH CONDITIONS: 65% of respondents reported one or more health conditions, including chronic physical illness, chronic substance abuse, and severe mental health conditions. 39% reported a psychiatric or emotional condition, 38% reported drug or alcohol abuse, 30% reported a physical disability, 25% reported having Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and 12% reported a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). ·DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: 27% of respondents reported experiencing domestic violence in their lifetime, including 44% of female respondents. Among respondents who reported any experience of domestic violence, 17% reported it was the primary cause of their homelessness. ·INCARCERATION:30% of respondents had spent at least one night in jail or prison in the 12 months prior to the survey.

A comparison of the 2013 and 2015 Point-in-Time Counts shows a significant decline in the number of people homeless. However, the need for housing and services remains high: 4,627 homeless men, women, and children were living on the streets or in other places not meant for human habitation in January, 2015. Taking into account vacancies in existing facilities and projects under development, over 4,000 temporary and permanent housing units are needed just to meet the immediate need to move unsheltered individuals and families off the streets. Between 2011 and 2014, through the Countywide Housing 1000 campaign led by Destination: Home, in collaboration with the County of Santa Clara, San José and several community partners and funding organizations, 865 chronically homeless participants were housed. “While our work is far from over, the decrease in homelessness indicates our collective progress,” said Jennifer Loving, Executive Director, Destination: Home. “The recently released Home Not Found cost study shows the financial benefit of housing and the new Point-in-Time count tells us that our strategy is working. Our efforts are making a difference and the City and County should be applauded for their commitment and investment in ending homelessness.” This past May, the Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara announced that it will begin the process of releasing up to 1,000 additional federal Section 8 project-based rental housing vouchers to selected housing developers and property owners through a competitive request for proposals process. Because despite having these vouchers,

low income individuals and families still have difficulty finding landlords willing to accept them. “About 600 of our families with housing vouchers in hand are searching for units to rent, but the low vacancy rates and high rents are keeping them locked out of the market,” said Alex Sanchez, Executive Director of HACSC. “While we know the availability of up to 1,000 project-based vouchers will not instantly produce more affordable homes, the development of new housing that stays affordable over time is clearly the best solution to our valley’s housing crisis.” Significantly more permanent affordable housing, including supportive housing for those with disabilities, is needed to end homelessness in Santa Clara County. Locally, a diverse group of public and private partners have come together to address this need through implementation of the Community Plan to End Homelessness in Santa Clara County 2015-2020. This plan creates a communitywide road map toward ending homelessness by disrupting systems, building housing, and serving people through client-centered strategies targeting resources to the specific individual or household. During the current Fiscal Year (2015), the County of Santa Clara is spending $91.5 million on housing and homeless services across all departments. An additional $6.7 million will be added for permanent supportive housing in Fiscal Year 2016, which begins on July 1. “The homeless Census and Survey shows that our collective efforts are beginning to gain traction,” said Ky Le, Director of Homeless Systems, County of Santa Clara. “Our partners understand the urgency and the need. We are committed to building on the momentum.”


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El primer conjunto de las Placas de Época de los 60 fueron enviadas Contractor’s treatment of Parkmerced workers to impact mission development battle San Francisco CALIFORNIA SEIU USWW and San Francisco Jobs with Justice are joining the Plaza 16 Coalition of mission residents opposing a proposed luxury housing development at 16th and Mission. Workers and mission residents will rally together to confront developer Robert Rosania. Rosania is an owner of Parkmerced apartment leasing management — one of the largest privately owned residential complexes in the country in what is one of the most profitable industries in the world. Rosania is also the owner of Maximus -- the development company that intends to

build the infamous “Monster in the Mission,” a ten-story luxury towers project at 16th and Mission. The Mission community has voiced strong concerns over the crisis of a lack of affordable housing, made worse by projects like those led by Maximus. Earlier this week, in a reversal of their long standing policy approach to development, building trades unions came out in opposition to other Mission development projects. SEIU USWW is now the latest union to come out in opposition of Maximus. A track record of displacement Over two months ago, Parkmerced leasing management allowed good janitorial and maintenance staff that have worked at the location for years, in some cases decades, to be dismissed. The staff was replaced by Preferred Building Services — a contractor that doesn’t provide workers with good jobs.

“I need my job back. I’m the sole bread winner in my family and my daughter is 13 years old,” said Abel Esquivel. “My job at Parkmerced was my family’s livelihood.”

“Uniting our fights we are stronger, that is the only way we will be able to defend our communities’ rights to affordable and just housing and good jobs.”

Preferred Building Services was hired by Pakmerced under murky conditions, which resulted in the dismissal of long-term janitors and handymen workers that benefited from stable wages, benefits, and a union. Existing local and state law dictate that maintenance employees must be offered work and retained for a certain period when a maintenance contractor changes. Preferred Building Services failed to comply with this process and is thus in defiance of the law.

Ties to a right-wing agenda in conflict with values in the community Robert Rosania is also known to have made considerable donations to conservative politicians that espouse views opposite of the majority of those in San Francisco, a further indicator of being on the wrong side of where the local community stands. “Robert Rosania is a right-wing developer who has made large contributions to politicians that oppose same sex marriage, immigration reform, and support denial of climate change,” said SEIU USWW Vice President Denise Solis. “San Francisco can not allow someone like Rosania who stands against everything our city believes to dictate where or how hard working families should live.”

“Companies like this are putting profits over people from Parkmerced to the Mission and we have had enough!” said Candelario Melendez, CJJC member and Mission tenant.

SACRAMENTO Los conductores de California pueden revivir esos recuerdos nostálgicos de los años 60 con las nuevas Placas de Época. Las réplicas de color oro y negro ya están disponibles y pueden ordenarse para su auto, motocicleta, vehículo comercial o remolque. El Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de California (DMV) ya envió las primeras Placas de Época y muy pronto usted comenzará a verlas en las calles y carreteras de California. Actualmente, el DMV distribuye las versiones secuenciales de las placas que fueron ordenadas con anterioridad, y que están siendo enviadas directamente a los clientes. Los clientes que ordenaron placas personalizadas recibirán una tarjeta postal que les informará cuando y en donde podrán recibir sus placas. Las placas personalizadas tardan más en producirse y comenzarán a verse hasta el mes de agosto. A los clientes que vayan a recoger sus Placas de Época personalizadas, se les recuerda traer sus placas anteriores y su matrícula. Tanto las Placas de Época de California con una configuración secuencial (no personalizada) como también las personalizadas, cuestan $50 y pueden ordenarse por Internet, por correo, mediante cheque personal, en cualquier oficina local del DMV y en las oficinas de los clubes automovilísticos. Imagen de la Placa de Época de los años 60 (color negro y letras doradas) Visite la página de Placas de Época de California: http://dmv. ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/legacyplates/index?lang=es


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WiFi radiation that is pulsing in schools above safety limits recommended by independent scientists is just one of the health risks experts will tackle today at the Commonwealth Club, with a particular focus on health risks to children from cell phones and wireless technologies. Camilla Rees, founder of ElectromagneticHealth.org, says experts will present new evidence on health risks to kids from wireless radiation, and the forum will focus on two key issues. She lists the questions they are posing: “Are the exposure guidelines adequate to protect children? And should it be upgraded to a probable carcinogen, a 2A, or a 1 - actually, simply a carcinogen - based on the evidence that has been building?” Rees, who also is senior policy advisor for the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy, says another forum topic is the growing use of mobile devices in the classroom, and what she calls the littleunderstood connection to both learning difficulties and mental health issues. Dr. Martin Pall, researcher and professor emeritus of

biochemistry and basic medical science at Washington State University, will discuss his latest research that identified the specific way in which radiation targets cells. According to Pall, even lowlevel radiation can release very high levels of calcium in the cell - and that, he says, can trigger major health problems. “So, we’re now in a new world where we can look at these biological effects, and they include all kinds of neuro-psychiatric effects,” Pall explains. “Cardiac effects, which are life-threatening; infertility in males and females.” Rees adds it isn’t only in the classroom, and it’s not just kids who should take precautions. “Radiation depletes the melatonin,” she says. “We have 65 million Americans with a sleep disorder who need to know that they may want to turn off their router at night - or completely get rid of it.” The forum also will examine actions other countries are taking, contrasting those with what Rees calls the lack of actions to protect children in the United States.

The Our Tomorrow Campaign will survey LGBTQ Americans at Pride events and online. Photo courtesy Equality Federation.

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES San Francisco-based Equality Federation wants to ask all LGBTQ Americans, “Where do you think the movement should go from here?” It’s part of the Our Tomorrow Campaign - and Equality Federation is working with more than 100 partner organizations to pass out surveys at events during LGBTQ Pride month, including Transgender Pride in Los Angeles this past weekend. Mark Snyder, the federation’s communications director, says the organization wants to hear about people’s hopes and fears. “In addition to marriage equality, what are all of the issues that people care about?” he asks. “Is it homeless LGBT youth, is it the fact that in 31 states we need updates to statewide laws to ensure that LGBT are protected from discrimination?” The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule on marriage equality by the end of the month. Snyder says he is optimistic, and he stresses LGBTQ leaders need to seize the day. “When we win the freedom to marry we will have an opening to leverage the momentum into securing nondiscrimination protections and starting to reduce the violence against transgender people for example,” he states. The campaign also has a major social media component. People can take the survey online at shareourtomorrow.org and weigh in on Twitter at #OurTomorrow.


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Maryah Samarron EL OBSERVADOR Today’s society is on the rise of entrepreneurship and Silicon Valley is one of the highest rising places, being that it is known as the “technology hub”. As we see this growth of diverse businesses, our community is helping contribute to the education of all the equally diverse ethnic groups in the Bay Area, including the Hispanic Community. On Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 the Microsoft Store at Westfield Valley Fair Mall held a promotion ceremony for an entrepreneurship program sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose,and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley (HCCSV), and hosted by Microsoft Valley Fair.

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The Hispanic Entrepreneur Workshop consisted of a free ten week course open to the general public. In this ten week course participants attended weekly lectures (given in Spanish), completed homework assignments, and studied for exams, leading each down a road that would equip them in their endeavors to create a successful business of their own. These students took their courses seriously, as they were only able to miss one out of the ten classes. Throughout these workshops, the students also developed business relationships with one another, developing collaboration and co-innovation skills. They shared and compared ideas, helped one another stay motivated and inspired, working symbiotically to develop and enhance

their entrepreneurial skills. Each of the students were able to apply their individual ideas to the knowledge received from the workshops in order to turn their dreams into a tangible form by the execution of their business plan. These workshops have helped its participants to become knowledgeable in not only the skills on how to start a business, but also how to remain in compliance with the law, assuring quality and professionalism in their work. As the students have now received their promotion certificates, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be providing them with one on one advisors in efforts to keep the entrepreneurs on a road towards the success of creating new resources and wealth for themselves and our region.

The completion of these workshops displays the determination, perseverance and the passion of these up and coming business successors. They showed their true character in their motivation to lead our society out of poverty by the learning and application of skills such as marketing, networking, and acquiring capitol experience. As entrepreneurship arises in the Silicon Valley and in the Bay Area, community members continue to contribute to the success of our overall society by aiming to reach every group in the diversity of our local community. If we continue to strive in the collaboration of our ideas, time and other resources, we can bring our society to its utmost success by each taking a hand in the work of our community which is held before us.

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Dennis King, executive director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) congratulates a graduate of the Hispanic Entrepreneur Workshop on Tuesday June 16th, 2015. Photo courtesy: Maryah Samarron.

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LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278061 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Karina Torres. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Karina Torres has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Karina Torres to Karina Chavarin b. Robert Emmanuel Torres to Emmanuel Chavarin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 06/30/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606167 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Pono Hair Salon 1356 Charmwood Square San Jose CA 95117, Santa Clara Co. Junko Okudera 1356 Charmwood Square San Jose CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Junko Okudera June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/18/2015

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606165 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Silkdays 1745 Saratoga Ave Suite B San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. View Point International Corp. 1745 Saratoga Ave Suite B San Jose Ca 95129. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/01/2014 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mari Wada President June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/18/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606188 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Capital Estates Realty 90 S. White Rd. San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. RW Capital Estates, Inc. 90 S. White Rd. San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/18/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Cayo Gonzalez President June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/18/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279933 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gurmit Singh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Gurmit Singh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gurmit Singh to Gurmeet Singh Taunk. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for

change of name should not be granted on 08/11/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 28, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282046 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mendel Howard Yang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mendel Howard Yang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mendel Howard Yang to Wesley Howard Yang. 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 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 18, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281996 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sooah Shin. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Sooah Shin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kelly Suh Yeon Kim to Claire Nayeon Kim. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 18, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279843 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mark Sanchez Jr. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mark Sanchez Jr has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mark Sanchez Jr to Mark Heredia. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/04/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 21, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281274 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chaio Fang Huang AKA Chaio-Fang Huang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Chaio Fang Huang AKA Chaio-Fang Huang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chaio Fang Huang to Jennifer CF Hwang b. AKA ChaioFang Huang to Jennifer CF Hwang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/08/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc-

cessive 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 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605919 The following person(s) is (are) doing business D.S Clean Up and Hauling 122 N. 18th st San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. David Sandoval 122 N 18th St San Jose, Ca 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) David Sandoval June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605107 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ready Preschool 430 S. Abel Street Milpitas CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Ready Preschool, Inc 1172 Murphy Ave #170, San Jose CA 95131. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dong Chen CEO June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/21/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281572 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Joshua Adrian Masser. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Joshua Adrian Masser, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Joshua Adrian Masser to Joshua Adrian 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 09/15/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc-

cessive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 8, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281806 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chaohong Hu and Yi Lu. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Chaohong Hu and Yi Lu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yiyuan Hu to Sunnie Yiyuan Hu. 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 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281808 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Feng Jiao and Meilian Li. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Feng Jiao and Meilian Li have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Liming Jiao to Leo Jiao. 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 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015

JUNE 26- JULY 2 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281873 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jennifer Metzler. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Jennifer Metzler, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jennifer Leslie Metzler to Ember Dulcet Kalon. 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 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281923 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Virginia Riegos Rangel. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Virginia Riegos Rangel, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Eduardo Antonio Riegos Rangel to Christopher Jared Riegos Rangel. 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 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 16, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV277405 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: J Raul Gutierrez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner J Raul Gutierrez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing

names as follows: a. J Raul Gutierrez to Julian Raul Gutierrez. 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 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281782 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bisrat Kifleyohannes. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner J Raul Gutierrez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bisrat Kifleyohannes to Betiel Yemanearb b. Aminadab Gebrdingl to Aminadab Tesfay c.AKA Aminadab Gebredingl to Aminadab Tesfay d. AKA Aminadab Tesfay Gebrdingl to Aminadab Tesfay. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/15/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 12, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605446 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Leavesley Mini-Storage 195 Leavesley Road Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Leavesley Mini-storage, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane, Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)


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JUNE 26- JULY 2 2015 David S. Barrow Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605445 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Fayette Arms Apartment 2680 Fayette Avenue Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara Co. Tim Odell 3341 NW Starview Drive Bend, OR 97701 and Maria Ferrari Mapps 87087 Kellmore Street Eugene, OR 97402. This business is conducted by a limited partnership; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tim Odell, General Partner Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605444 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Glenwood Garden Apartments 210 Calderon Avenue Mountain View CA 94041, Santa Clara Co. Tim Odell 3341 NW Starview Drive Bend, OR 97701 and Maria Ferrari Mapps 87087 Kellmore Street Eugene, OR 97402. This business is conducted by a limited partnership; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tim Odell, General Partner Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605443 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Shasta Shopping Center 1753 W. San Carlos Street San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Midtown Enterprises, LLC. 2901 Moorpark Ave, Suite 296 San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Patrick Curci Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa

Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605442 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 40 Glen Eyrie Apartments, 40 Glen Eyrie Apartments San Jose Ca 95125, Santa Clara Co. Tranente One, LLC. 429 Llewellyn Avenue CA 95008. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sherman Tran Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605665 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1712 Noranda Apartments, 1712 Noranda Apartments Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara Co. Wah-Mei Lei, Trustee 2244 Silver Blossom Court San Jose, CA 95138. This business is conducted by a trust; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Wah-Mei Lei, Trustee June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/03/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605437 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Arcadia Square 1011 Leigh Avenue San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Tranente One, LLC. 429 Llewellyn Avenue Campbell CA 95008. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/20/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sherman Tran Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605447 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 776 Deland Avenue Apartments, 776 Deland Avenue San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Darryl Paton And Pamela Payton 10156 Bon

Vista Court San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/07/2009 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Darryl Payton June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605449 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Alum Rock Center 1530 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Tranente One, LLC 429 Llewellyn Avenue CA 95008. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/20/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sherman Tran Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605721 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Chocoyos Trucking 1195 Blazingwood Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089, Santa Clara Co. Blanca Y. Landaverde 1195 Blazingwood Dr Sunnyvale CA 94089. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Blanca Yanira landaverde June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605886 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Q.C.S. Quality Cleaning Services 125 S. Capitol Ave San Jose CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Adrian Herrera 127 S. Capitol Ave San Jose CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/25/2010 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is

guilty of a crime.) Adrian Herrera June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605701 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CandyLand Motorsports 16570 Church Street Ste # 125 Morgan Hill CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Rudolph Conrad Ruehl 471 Sieber Ct., San Jose, CA 95111 and Yasir Shlimon Abrahams 4676 La Crescent Loop San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/28/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rudolph Conrad Ruehl June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605897 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Detail Pro 1473 Hermocilla Way San Jose CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Jillian Crespo and Mario Arturo Crespo Hernandez 1473 Hermocilla Way San Jose Ca 95116. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/01/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jillian Crespo June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605897 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Almaden Road Center 1601 Almaden Avenue San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. 1601 Almaden, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane, Suite 200 Cupertino Ca 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Leslie J. Smith Manager June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/03/2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281939 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Callista Reynaga. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Callista Reynaga, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Callista Paek Reynaga to Calli P. Reynaga. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/08/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 3, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281563 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Brenda Franco and Arturo Salinas. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Brenda Franco and Arturo Salinas have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daniel Badillo Franco to Daniel Salinas Franco. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/15/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 8, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281656 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nan Shi. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Nan Shi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as

follows: a. Nan Shi to Norman Nan Shi. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/15/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 10, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279609 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rodolfo Nunes Sanchez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Rodolfo Nunes Sanchez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rodolfo Nunes Sanchez to Rodolfo Sanchez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/04/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 20, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV274795 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Axel Klein Rodriguez Tenorio. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Axel Klein Rodriguez Tenorio has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Axel Klein Rodriguez Tenorio to Axel Klein Camero Tenorio. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/11/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 27, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281434 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Robert Yousef and Natasha Yakoo. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Robert Yousef and Natasha Yakoo have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Robert Yousef to Robert Yoseph b. Natasha Yakoo to Natasha Yoseph. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/08/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 4, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 12, 19, 29; July 3, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605471 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Soully Human 3466 Julio Ave San Jose, CA 95124, Santa Clara Co. Kristina Marie Lutz Baker and Amber Shay Mountford 3466 Julio Ave San Jose, Ca 95124. This business is conducted by a state or local registered domestic partnership; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Amber Shay Mountford June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/29/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605599 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cater This! 4973 Parrish Ct. San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Juan Antonio Fernandez Jr 4973 Parrish Ct. San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by a state or local registered domestic partnership; registrants have not begun

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business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Amber Shay Mountford June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/02/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281272 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: An V Do Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner An V Do Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. An V Do Nguyen to Anne Van Do b. AKA An Van Do Nguyen to Anne Van Do c. AKA An Van Donguyen to Anne Van Do. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/08/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 1, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 5, 12, 19, 26 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278607 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Samantha Hola. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Samantha Hola has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rima Leslie Taylor Hola to Vila-Marie Rima Hola. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/07/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 25, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 5, 12, 19, 26 2015


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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE An environmental group is suing the California Coastal Commission and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department to protect frogs and snakes on the city-owned Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica. The course was built on the Laguna Salada wetlands 83 years ago, and it floods every winter - so the city wants to pour a concrete pad for the pump that drains rainwater to the sea. Brent Plater, who heads the nonprofit Wild Equity Institute that filed the suit, said the drainage process harms the California red-legged frog. “The waters recede, the egg masses for a frog called the California red-legged frog - it’s the California state frog, a threat-

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ened species under federal law - are exposed to the air, and you can lose an entire generation of frogs,” he said. The city already has begun renovations and has proposed the creation of a new lagoon area to help protect the frogs. Plater said lawnmowers on the property also kill the San Francisco garter snake, which is believed to be on the brink of extinction. His group wants the city to scrap the golf course altogether. “What we propose instead,” he said, “is that the city partner with the National Park Service and create a new kind of public park out there that everybody can enjoy, including the endangered species on the property.” The lawsuit, which is online at wildequity.org/entries/3367, was filed last week in San Mateo Superior Court.

The California red-legged frog is at the center of a controversy at Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica, which now is the subject of a lawsuit. Photo courtesy of Wild Equity Institute.

NAPSI If you’re like most Americans, chances are, you generate between four and five pounds of waste per day. What’s more, this country is behind the curve when it comes to recycling—but that can be remedied. There are many factors that contribute to a lax attitude toward recycling and they can be challenging to overcome. Sometimes it’s not clear what can and cannot be placed in a curbside recycling bin. Other times, it can be difficult to find where to recycle items not accepted by a recycling program. That’s why many consider education the most important step toward increasing recycling rates. Teaching children in school about the importance of recycling can help them grow into informed, sustainably minded stewards of the environment. If schools across the country adopt this trend, children will be better equipped with the knowledge required to limit their envi-

ronmental impacts at home and in their communities. Many adults also need a recycling intervention, considering only 34.5 percent of the waste generated in the United States is recycled. The good news is that there are a variety of ways to help increase recycling rates, even for typically nonrecyclable waste. Here are four things you can do: • Call a recycler: For many, simply knowing what items are and are not accepted can be a difficult barrier to overcome. One of the easiest ways around this roadblock is to contact the recycling center and ask for a list of all accepted materials. • Recycle at a nearby store: Many home improvement retailers have started recycling fluorescent lightbulbs and many electronics retailers will accept your e-waste for recycling or resale. Paint retailers may even recycle old latex paint cans and the grocery store may have a container for old plastic bags. • Use a recycling database: There are a variety of smart-

phone apps and online tools that let you search for businesses, facilities and storefronts that accept traditionally difficult-to-recycle materials. Users simply put in a zip code and the material to be recycled to find the nearest location. • Find public drop-off locations: There are even recycling options for traditionally nonrecyclable packaging waste. For example, by partnering with recycling company TerraCycle, cereal producer MOM Brands recently became the first company to open nationwide public dropoff locations for cereal bag waste. Any individual, business or school that collects for the MOM Brands Cereal Bag Brigade can become a public drop-off location. Go to www. terracycle.com to find dropoff locations. Recycling options for previously hard-to-recycle waste are becoming commonplace across the country, and they can be great ways to keep the neighborhood clean and increase recycling rates.


only presidential candidate to be invited to speak at a lavish junket organized by Big Coal, including Arch Coal. A lobbyist from that company also joined the chorus of rejection by tweeting that the Pope should promote fossil fuels if “he really cared about social justice.” Francis, however, agrees with the science and believes that fossil fuel pollution, especially coal, is the main cause of the climate crisis and of the disproportionate toxic

Javier Sierra THE PLANET/ SIERRA CLUB Panic mode has been declared among the world’s climate change deniers. Papal Encyclical “Laudato Si” (Praised Be to You) about climate change has just caused the collapse of the house of cards sustaining the arguments of the Flat Earth Society. The historic document —addressed to 1.2 billion Catholics and “all people of good will”— not only acknowledges climate change is a clear threat for the future of humanity but also considers it an issue of great moral urgency. “For human beings to destroy the biological diversity of God’s creation; for human beings to degrade the integrity of the earth by causing changes in its climate, by stripping the earth of its natural forests or destroying its wetlands; for human beings to contaminate the earth’s waters, its land, its air, and its life – these are sins,” writes

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the most popular Pope in decades. The document recognizes also that climate change does exist and that human activity is the main culprit. “A number of scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxides and others) released mainly as a result of human activity,” says the Pope. “The problem is aggravated by a model of development based on the intensive use of fossil fuels, which is at the heart of the worldwide energy system.” But perhaps the toughest language in the encyclical is dedicated to climate change deniers and polluters, stating that they support a “structurally perverse” economic system where the rich exploit the poor and turn the earth into an “immense pile of filth.” “Obstructionist attitudes, even on the part of believers, can range from denial of the

problem to indifference, nonchalant resignation or blind confidence in technical solutions,” it adds. Predictably, the deniers’ rejection of the papal document in the US, even weeks before its promulgation, has been unanimously vociferous. Republican presidential candidate and devout Catholic Rick Santorum urged the Pope to “leave science to the scientists” and to limit himself to talk about “theology and morality,” neglecting the fact that Francis holds a master’s degree in chemistry. Later Santorum stated that he, as a politician, holds more authority to talk about these matters than the Pope himself. Jeb Bush, another Catholic Republican presidential candidate, rejected the papal authority by saying that, “I don’t get economic policy from my bishops or my cardinal or my pope,” adding that Francis needs to steer clear of world affairs. Days before, Bush was the

bombardment suffered by the most vulnerable members of our society. The US Latino community, for instance, is much more likely to be on the receiving end of the effects of climate change than the average American, because of several factors, including living in areas with very poor air quality, working outdoors and their dangerous proximity to toxic sites, such as coal-burning plants and refineries.

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For the Pope, the solution is clear. “There is an urgent need to develop policies so that, in the next few years, the emission of carbon dioxide and other highly polluting gases can be drastically reduced, for example, substituting for fossil fuels and developing sources of renewable energy,” he writes. To which we answer: Praise be this divine intervention.

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com BING BONG es el amigo imaginario de Riley. Desafortunadamente, ha estado desempleado desde que cumplió 4 y está desesperado por no quedar abandonado a medida que Riley crece. FUN FACTS: Richard Kind fue elegido para ser la voz de Bing Bong. “Antes de que sus mentes se desarrollen del todo, muchos niños inventan amigos con los que pueden hablar cuando se sienten solos o tienen miedo”, comenta Kind. “Y se sienten muy reales, son amigos de verdad. ¿Tienen alguna lógica? No, en absoluto. Pero un amigo imaginario puede ser reconfortante y siempre está allí cuando lo necesitas”.

“Bing Bong está hecho de algodón de azúcar”, explica Docter. “Tiene un centro de turrón, que nunca vemos en realidad y, en cuanto a su forma, es parte gato, parte elefante y, según él, parte delfín, lo que es un poco sospechoso. Básicamente, es una amalgama de todas las cosas que adorábamos de pequeños”. Los artistas se inspiraron en principio en el amigo imaginario de la infancia del propio director, que era al menos parte elefante, señala Sasaki. “Cuando era niño, me encantaban las galletas de animales. Podías tomar la cabeza de uno y combinarla con el cuerpo de otro. Hay algo muy lindo en eso. Luego se convirtió en ‘¿por qué no puede

tener los bigotes de un gato?’ y ‘vamos a ponerle orejas de perro y la cola de un mapache’”. El equipo de animación usó como referencia a Oliver Hardy, Jackie Gleason y John Candy para ayudar a definir al personaje. “Lo más difícil con Bing Bong a nivel técnico fue resolver la boca”, señala Navone. “Su boca debe volverse muy grande y los labios la rodean como un pedazo de caramelo de regaliz; es un poco como Art en ‘Monsters University’. Fue todo un desafío en cuanto a su procesamiento para que siguiera siendo simple. Luego, agregamos la trompa de Bing Bong y fue todavía más difícil”.

MAX quien sale en Warner Bros. Pictures y Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ pelicula de familia “MAX,”. Photo Por: Kent Smith.

De Warner Bros. Pictures y Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures llega “Max,” una aventura familiar llena de acción del escritor/director Boaz Yakin (“Remember the Titans,” “Fresh”). Max, un perro militar altamente adiestrado, sirve en el frente en Afganistán al lado de su entrenador, el Infante de Marina de los Estados Unidos, Kyle Wincott. Pero cuando algo terrible sucede durante las maniobras, Kyle es herido mortalmente y Max queda traumatizado por la pérdida de su mejor amigo e incapaz de continuar con su servicio. A su regreso a Estados Unidos, el único humano con el que Max parece llevarse es el hermano adolescente de Kyle, Justin. Así, Max se salva al ser adoptado por la familia de Kyle. Pero Justin tiene sus propios problemas, incluyendo el tratar de estar a la altura de las expectativas de su padre, y él no está interesado en tomar responsabilidad del perro problemático de su hermano. Sin embargo,

Max podría ser la única oportunidad de Justin para descubrir lo que realmente ocurrió con su hermano aquel día fallido en el frente. Con la ayuda de Carmen, una joven de palabras rudas que tiene una relación especial con los perros, Justin empieza a apreciar a su nueva compañía canina. La creciente confianza de Justin en Max ayuda al veterano de cuatro patas a retomar su ego heroico, y cuando comienzan a desenredar el misterio, ambos se encuentran con más emociones y peligro de los que habrían esperado. Y quizás cada uno también se encontrará, inesperadamente, con un nuevo mejor amigo.

Rosenfelt (“Marley & Me,” la franquicia de “Twilight”) y Ken Blancato (“The Book Thief ”) la produjeron, con Ben Ormand y Yakin fungiendo como productores ejecutivos.

“Max” es protagonizada por Josh Wiggins (“Hellion”), como Justin Wincott; Lauren Graham (la serie “Parenthood”) como su mamá, Pamela; y el nominado al Oscar® Thomas Haden Church (“Sideways”), como su padre, Ray.

Warner Bros. Pictures y Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures presentan una producción de Sunswept Entertainment, una película de Boaz Yakin, “Max”. La película será distribuida por Warner Bros. Pictures, una compañía de Warner Bros. Entertainment, y MGM. Ha sido calificada PG por violencia de acción, peligro, lenguaje vulgar y algunos elementos temáticos.

Yakin dirigió la película basada en el guión que él escribió junto con Sheldon Lettich (“Rambo III,” “Double Impact”). Karen

El equipo creativo detrás de cámaras de Yakin incluyó al director de fotografía Stefan Czapsky (“Safe”), a la diseñadora de producción Kalina Ivanov (“The Vow,” “Little Miss Sunshine”), al editor Bill Pankow (“The Untouchables,” “Let’s Be Cops”) y a la diseñadora de vestuario Ellen Lutter (“Grown Ups,” “50 First Dates”). La música es de Trevor Rabin (“Grudge Match,” “Remember the Titans”).


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“Cup Head” won best Independent Game Award at E3 and was on the top lists for many publications. Photo Courtesy: Studio MDHR

Los Angeles Convention Center during E3 2015. Photo Courtesy: Arturo Hilario

Eduardo Hilario SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2015 had a massive attendance this year. Hosting 52,200 video game professionals, analysts, journalists and enthusiast, representing 109 countries. Fans from across the globe flock to LA’s convention center to see all the new technologies in gaming and gaming hardware. Some well known, some new to us all. Companies, giant or indie, came to show off their new games in an already huge franchise, or revealing a brand new IP. Millions of fans across the world sat at their monitors listening to all the livestreamed announcements from their favorite developers. Seeing all these amazing things first hand made me feel overwhelmed with joy when it comes to being a gamer. One of the big Indie games this year, winner of Xbox One’s best game at E3 and a personal favorite of mine was “Cup Head”, a 2d platformer with an art style reminiscent of a 1930’s style cartoon (think “Steamboat Willie”). In this game, you play as cup head, a cup with a face and body, whose “made a deal with the devil and lost”, as the game trailers say. I had a hands-on experience with the game and it’s one of the more difficult platformers to

come out of this new generation of games. The boss fights are amazing with their theme music in a Ragtime style. The sounds are done to mimic what you would hear in an old cartoon and they got it down almost perfectly. It’s a delight to see something new with a feel of something from yesteryear. Another big announcement at E3 2015 was the first playable first person shooter Call of Duty at E3 ever, “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”. This game took the movement of games like “Advanced Warfare” and “Titanfall”, the abilities from “Destiny” and mashed them into one fastpaced, explosive experience. The movement in this game is very fluid, taking the wallrunning from “Titanfall” and the slide and air dash from “Advanced Warfare” to make sure every moment of this game is intense and fun. The multiplayer is, as is expected with Call of Duty games, simple to pick up and do well. Treyarch, in my opinion, has always had better quality control when it comes to the Call of Duty franchise. I’m not really a fan of the series, but this game has got me excited for what’s in store in the future of war shooters and online multiplayers. With a new year comes new technology and the gaming industry is no exception. This year’s big technological leap in gaming is virtual reality

(“VR”). One of the big companies leading the charge into virtual reality is Oculus. Oculus is best known for its flagship item, the Oculus Rift. It is a headset that has two screens, one for each eye, that makes the wearer feel like they are part of what they’re playing or watching. This is touted as “4D”. This year they announced their partnership with Microsoft and the first game they fitted for the Oculus, the extremely popular “Minecraft”. You can generate your personal Minecraft world on any flat surface available and interact with it via voice commands. Another pillar in the virtual reality area and more so than Oculus, is Omni. The Omni is not only a VR headset but a platform with a massive sensor for you to stand and walk on. In a sense, you are definitely the controller. It also comes with a sort of weapon peripheral for first person shooters. 30 years ago this was just a dream, now its reality. With E3 2015 past us, we now are left to wonder what next year’s E3 2016 will bring. Developers have left us wide eyed with all the amazing games and features coming to consoles and PC. This year and early next year is definitely going to be a good one for gaming. Now gamers, like myself, are left to wait for Autumn to try out the previewed games in their complete glory.

The Omni is one of Virtual Reality’s first big steps. It was playable during E3 2015. Photo Courtesy: Omni

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Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR My opinion regarding Trump’s racist comments against our Mexican brothers and sisters: Not only Mexicans but also many Central and South Americans are angry at the racist and derogatory comments of Donald Trump against immigrants of Mexican origin. Mr. Trump, those Mexicans you’re talking about are the ones that make this a great nation, many of them work very long labor shifts making a measly income while their work enrich the big corporations of this country. Why not better talk about the semislavery conditions that thousands of these immigrants are exposed to in the plantation fields, working from dawn to dusk for a measly salary without any benefits, but no, that wouldn’t sound good of the United States.

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Instead of offending the Mexican community why not work on proposals to increase their salary to fair wages and a dignified life, that’s what a great man would do. On the other hand, I don’t believe that the people of the United States would want a character whom, almost since the beginning of his campaign, is creating animosity and discord with its nearest neighbor and trade partner, as their President, since the US already has enough enemies around the world as it is. I have been living in the United States for 20 years during which I’ve

had the good fortune to interact with Mexican people and what I’ve found in them is: Culture, kindness, solidarity and a good heart. Mexican people are noble and generous, hard workers, and above all “they are very nice people”. Mr. Trump, you should apologize to Mexicans for your dumb and tasteless comments, that’s what an educated man who is fair and intelligent would do, but maybe you’re just not such a man. I am not Mexican but I Love Mexico!

Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR Mi opinión con respecto a los comentarios racistas de Trump en contra de nuestros hermanos mexicanos: No solamente los mexicanos sino muchos centro y sudamericanos estamos enfadados con los comentarios racistas y despectivos de Donald Trump en contra de los inmigrantes de origen mexicano.

Sr. Trump, esos mexicanos de los que usted habla son los que engrandecen a esta nación, muchos de ellos son los que trabajan largas jornadas laborales ganando una miseria que sólo enriquece a las grandes corporaciones de este país. Por qué mejor no habla de las condiciones de semi esclavitud a la que están expuestos miles de ellos en los campos agrícolas, trabajan de sol a sol por un sueldo miserable,

sin prestaciones ni beneficios, eso no habla bien de los Estados Unidos. En vez de ofender a la comunidad mexicana, mejor trabaje creando propuestas para que esos trabajadores tengan un sueldo justo y una vida más digna, eso haría un hombre de bien. Por otro lado, no creo que el pueblo estadounidense quiera tener de presidente a un personaje que desde el inicio de su campaña anda creando enemistad y discordia con su vecino y socio comercial más cercano, suficientes enemistades tiene ya USA en el mundo. Tengo 20 años viviendo en Estados Unidos durante los cuales he tenido la suerte de convivir con gente mexicana y lo que he encontrado en ellos es: Cultura, bondad, solidaridad y buen corazón. La gente mexicana es noble y generosa, son muy trabajadores y sobre todo “son muy buenas personas”. Mr. Trump, usted debería pedir disculpas a los mexicanos por sus comentarios torpes y de mal gusto, eso haría un hombre educado, justo e inteligente, pero quizá usted no lo es. I am not mexican but I Love Mexico!


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Jeff Gordon: SONOMA, CA - JUNE 20: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 20, 2014 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

NASCAR Jeff Gordon - nacido en la cercana ciudad de Vallejo, California - cuenta con más del doble de victorias en el Sonoma Raceway que cualquier otro piloto de la NASCAR. Gordon ha visitado el Victory Lane de este circuito mixto ubicado en la Costa Oeste de Estados Unidos hasta en cinco ocasiones. ¿El segundo mejor registro? Dos victorias. Además de contar con el récord de victorias en Sonoma, Gordon es también líder absoluto en Coors Light Poles (5), promedio de llegada (7.9), finales en el Top 5 (14), finales en el Top 10 (18) y vueltas lideradas (457). Gordon intentará dar todo un espectáculo para terminar en el Victory Lane ante su hinchada local en la que será su última carrera en el Sonoma Raceway, la Toyota/ Save Mart 350 de este domingo (3 PM, Este por FOX Sports 1). “El fin de semana de competencia en Sonoma es siempre especial para mí por mi familia y amigos y lo buena que ha sido la pista conmigo, pero este fin de semana puede que sea aún más especial porque será mi última car-

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rera allí”, dijo Gordon. “Extrañaré competir allí”. Aunque no ha ganado en Sonoma desde el año 2006, el piloto de Hendrick Motorsports se ha mantenido constante logrando sólidos resultados. Gordon terminó 2do. en sus dos últimas visitas a la pista y también cuenta con una racha de nueve carreras llegando entre los diez primeros lugares, la cual se remonta a su bandera a cuadros en 2006. Tener éxito prolongado en Sonoma es casi imposible. De ahí que diez pilotos diferentes han ganado en las últimas 10 carreras de este circuito mixto. Solo un piloto ha sido capaz de lograr la bandera a cuadros en dos carreras consecutivas: Gordon. Carl Edwards, ganador del evento pasado, tratará de convertirse en el segundo piloto en defender exitosamente su victoria. Además de Gordon y Edwards, otros pilotos favoritos son: Kurt Busch, quien ganó la carrera de Sonoma en 2011 y tiene el mejor rating de piloto (106.5); y AJ Allmendinger, quien el año pasado ganó la carrera de la NASCAR en el circuito mixto del Watkins Glen. Edwards comentó sobre por qué es tan difícil ganar en Sonoma.

Toyota Save Mart 350 Jeff Gordon: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Panasonic Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway on June 22, 2014 in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/NASCAR via Getty Images)\

“Es conducción pura, izquierda, derecha, utilizando todos los engranajes, la gestión de los neumáticos, la estrategia en los pits”, dijo Edwards. “Esta es una carrera dura y también es una de las carreras más exigentes físicamente”. Guía para seguir las acciones de la NASCAR NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Carrera: Toyota/Save Mart 350 Pista: Sonoma Raceway Fecha y hora: Domingo, 28 de junio a las 3 PM (ET) TV-Radio: FOX Sports 1, PRN, SiriusXM Ch. 90 Distancia: 218.9 millas (110 vueltas) Atención: Diez pilotos diferentes han ganado en las últimas 10 carreras de Sonoma… Jeff Gordon - líder absoluto en victorias sobre circuitos mixtos (9) y dueño del actual récord de victorias en Sonoma (5) - regresará a su pista local por una última vez… Jamie McMurray buscará su 3er. Coors Light Pole consecutiva en Sonoma… Arnold Schwarzenneger se desempeñará como conductor del Pace Car para la Toyota/ Save Mart 350… Kyle Larson y AJ Allmendinger, ambos originarios de California, intentarán lograr el pase al Chase por la NASCAR Sprint Cup a través de la victoria.

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Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Location: 16th street, at section 301 and K street, at section 312 Judy Hoang sells a lot of housewares and toys to the customers at San Jose’s Berryessa Flea Market, but her favorite, by far, are the items for the kids. At both of Hoang’s shops, on 16th street (space 301) and K street (space 312) the family business has, and continues to revolve around bringing comforts and fun times to children and parents alike. Started at the Flea Market in 2004, Hoang’s family business came two short years after she and her family emigrated from Vietnam. Hoang’s uncle first started selling toys in the 1980’s and this is what led the family to follow suit in terms of products to sell. At 16, Hoang began to learn the business of toys amongst the eclectic selections of the Berryessa Flea Market. The atmosphere of the market is one thing that keeps Hoang and her family comfortably situated here after 10 years. “This is a good place, a variety of people, a variety of

things that they can choose from. They have a live band here and it’s a wonderful place that people can enjoy after a long week of working. Just come out here, walk around and have fun.”

in mind and based on their interests I do change the selection and keep new stuff coming,” she says.

Hoang’s products range from the ever popular doll stroller, to guitars, ray guns, bubble blowers, action figures and tea sets. “We have many options that they can choose from. Prices range. People do bargain and that’s the greatest thing that they can do. (Plus) they don’t have to pay taxes,” she says with a smile. And the most popular item in Hoang’s shop “are stuffed animal backpacks. We sell more of the Sonic and the Super Mario character backpacks.” These brightly colored animated film, TV and video game character bags line the front and sides of one of the corner locations, children walking by immediately dart glances at the critters with straps.

One of the most surprising things that Hoang notes as a vendor is this dynamic within the Flea Market. Not only are there endless items you can purchase, but there’s a community, there’s music and things to experience once one has stepped into Berryessa. “I’ve met some great people and neighbors. The employees are very helpful. When I need it I just call to the office and they come right away to help so its very supportive.” And this highlights why people keep coming to Berryessa, and why it remains a popular destination for the Bay Area. Hoang says, “this Flea Market has been running over 50 years now and it’s a great market. I’ve been to many before and nothing compares to this. They have so many options here to choose from.”

The relationships she builds with the customer base, whether it be for housewares or children’s toys, allows for a ebb and flow of what customers want or like, and what she ends up having within her selection. “People come and ask me ‘do you have this’ or ‘do I have that’, so I keep that

Finally, Hoang mentions that working here amongst new friends and family every weekend is a comfort. “Its very fun and I feel very happy. When you’re working you want to feel that energy.” It’s a toy shop full of familiar faces, and not just the cartoon ones on the backpacks.

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