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CMAT'S AUDIT REPORT: ARUESD

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR In November of 2016, Superintendent Gundry received an anonymous allegation that DelTerra Real Estate Ser v ices, Inc., DBA Del Terra Group fraudulently billed the Alum Rock Union Elementary (School) District (ARUESD) for construction and program management ser vices. The allegation's focus included: 1. DelTerra double-billed the district by submitting fees totaling 4% of the total construction costs for project management and an additional 6% for construction management and subsequently assigned the same individual to both contracts; 2. DelTerra invoiced the district approximately $330,000 for construction management ser vices for projects that have not yet begun. Due to the serious nature of the allegation, (COE) Super int endent Gund r y requested that the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCM AT) conduct an Assembly Bill (A B) 139 ex traordinar y audit to determine if fraud, misappropriation of funds or other illegal activities may have occurred. FCMAT began its review in December of 2016 and examined district policies, procedures, and internal controls for purchasing and contractual commitments. FCMAT has completed its review and their report containing the study team’s findings and recommendations is posted on their website. For your reference the link is: <http://fcmat. org/w p - c ont ent/uploa d s/ sites/4/2017/06/Alum-RockUESD-final-report.pdf>.   “Education Code Section 1241.5(b) permits a county superintendent of schools to review or audit the expenditures and internal controls of any school district in the county if there is reason to believe that fraud, misappropriation of funds, or other illegal fiscal practices have occurred that

merit examination. Such an audit is commonly referred to as an AB 139 audit. Under Ed Code, it is not the county superintendent’s responsibility or the responsibility of the auditors to determine that any of these have occurred but rather to determine whether the possibility exists and warrants further investigation.” FCMAT concluded that there is sufficient evidence that fraud or misappropriation of funds may have occurred; therefore, Superintendent Gundry is required to notify the governing board of (ARUESD), the State Controller, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the local district attorney and forward the FCMAT recommendation to each of them. (COE Superintendent) Gundry has completed all of these notifications. A RUS E D 's f i n a nc i a l l y independent permits operating their own fiscal and accounting systems. This has been suspended by the State Superintendent Tom Torlakson. ARUSED is being brought back into COE's fiscal management systems. Gundr y is scheduled to present the (FCMAT) audit and his recommendations at (A RUESD) Board of Trustees July 13th meeting. (Source: Peter Daniels, Chief Public Affairs Officer, COE, 06.29.17) What follows is based upon FCMAT's independent, objective audit, conducted under contract issued by County Office of Education (Jon R. Gundr y, Superintendent, COE) and executed by FCMAT (Fiscal Crisis and Management Team, Joel D. Montero. CEO). EO's readers are advised to first read 'Appendix C' in order to become oriented about the purpose of this audit. Appendix C presents vocabular y, ter ms, and FCMAT's investigative approach. The reader may also want to google “DelTerra Real Estate Services, Inc DBA (doing business as) 'Del Terra Group'. My belief is that ARUESD's constituents need objective

comprehensive information which enables making the best decisions in their own best interest for themselves, their families and especially their kids receiving instruction at ARUESD (K-8th grades). My question is: “How are the children doing?” Are they receiving the best possible preparatory education because their future will be based upon having 'multidisciplinary knowledge'. Responsible parents do, by instruction and personal example over time, teach their kids the ethics, morals and core values which enables their culture and its communities to thrive, not just survive. We live in this very predatory, competitive American society dominated today by leaders who are 'profit-oriented capitalists'. Our local elected officials, such as ARUESD's school board members, have the opportunity and responsibility to be the public policy 'attendants' who apply their constituent's morals, ethics, and core values. That is the theory. What is the practice in our community's reality? Who includes “societ a l stewardship”? Who tends to make public policy decisions based mainly on 'the bottom line'? I encourage each interested reader of this report to 'download this audit'...all 150 pages...and read it. But read Appendix C first. “The review results are intended to provide reasonable, but not absolute assurance regarding the accuracy of the district’s financial transactions. Specif ically, the agreement states that FCMAT will perform the following: 1. Evaluate policies, procedures and internal controls for purcha sing, contra c t ua l commitments, and vendor pay ments. Sample selections will include, but not be limited to, documents related to bond (funded) programs and construction management contracts. 2. Review sample selections of vendor payments and supporting documentation (which) verify compliance with established policy, procedures and ap-

plicable laws. Specific audit objectives are outlined in the study agreement (Appendix C).” I have read the entire report for the purpose of becoming fully informed regarding its contents, f indings and disclosures. This knowledge enables identification of particular documented actions which need the attention of ARUESD's constituents. ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP: During the past decade, the district has experienced continual changes in administrative leadership at all levels: Superintendent-three times, assistant superintendent of business services and facility management staff positions. The lack of institutional memory and operational experience in key administrative leadership positions, specifically in the areas of business and facilities management, has contributed to the inconsistent financial reporting for bond and construction related projects. Former staff members, expressed concerns regarding the district’s use of the Del Terra Group to perform contracted service 'project and construction management'. The issues include Del Terra Group’s alleged practices of circumventing contractual reporting requirements and the cost of services. FINA NCI A L M A NAGEMENT SYSTEM needs to be upgraded; The district’s bond prog rams (Three bond issues totaling $444 million) are impacted by the inability of it’s financial system software (SunGuard) to track projects by specific resource, site or project coding. Staff compensates by manually reconstr ucting and reconciling individual project costs, which include the services provided by the Del Terra Group. Why has no employee been designated as the district auditor or disbursing officer to examine, allow and pay warrants ordered by the governing board? The proper internal controls

and segregation of duties regarding vendor payments has been further compromised because of the district’s inability to obtain a permanent chief business official and the lack of an internal auditor/disbursement of f icer. (THESE TWO POSITIONS HAVE BEEN VACANT FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS). Internal auditors function as an additional level of control to help improve the district’s overall control environment and are essential in a fiscally independent district. Internal auditors can play a valuable role conducting performance audits, special investigations and studies and help management maintain a comprehensive framework of internal controls. As a rule, a formal internal audit function is particularly valuable for activities involving a high degree of risk (e.g., complex accounting systems, contracts with independent contractors and a rapidly changing work environment).” “The FCMAT study team made multiple attempts to meet with Del Terra Group representatives but encountered a lack of cooperation from the contractor, which resulted in a protracted time f rame to complete the necessar y inter views and document collection. Requests for documents from Del Terra Group have also gone unanswered. This lack of cooperation regarding requests for interviews and lack of documents both violate the program services agreement approved by the board of trustees in May 2013 and the most recently-approved program management and construction management services agreement for Measure I bond funds approved in November 2016.” Our kids, who will inherit the future, deserve better. Let's begin to manage ARUESD in a manner which is totally transparent. Let's hold all elected officials, administrative & management staff, and contractors responsible and accountable. What will our kids get for $444 million in voter authorized school bond funding which they will pay off?

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SANTA CLARA UNIFIED OPENS MISSION EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL

Students Earn a High School Diploma and College Credit SANTA CLARA, CA — Santa Clara Unified School District this week announced the opening of Mission Early College High School (MECHS) for the 2017-2018 school year. MECHS, formerly known as the Mission Middle College program, is a small public school in Santa Clara Unified that blends high school and college into a coherent educational program. The high school provides a unique opportunity for students to earn a high school diploma and up to two years of college credit in three years or less. The goal of MECHS is to provide students with a viable alternative for matriculating through high school and continuing on through post-secondary education, to eventually graduate with a Bachelor’s degree. The school will accommodate up to 120 students from 10th and 11th grades in the fall of each school year. The transition of the Mission Middle College program into an independent high school is part of SCUSD’s ongoing effort to provide students and families who desire a non-traditional learning environment with alternative pathways to a quality education. This innovative model allows learning to take place in a personalized environment where rigorous work is both demanded and supported. The key to the success of MECHS lies in the collaborative relationship of teacher partners who are committed to doing what it takes to support students.  As a result, MECHS students will develop selfadvocacy skills and independence, which

will transfer to life beyond the classroom and help them to thrive as responsible citizens in a global community. In a letter to the SCUSD Board of Trustees, the parent of a recent Middle College graduate says, “Mission Middle College was a godsend for our child and when I say that it ‘saved him,’ I mean it… This program should not only continue, but should grow into something that more students can benefit from.” Student Matt N. says, “My first couple of days were definitely not the same as my first days at a private school. It felt different, but I knew this was where I belonged. I remember walking in and thinking ‘whoa’ this is going to be a wild, new adventure.” He goes on to say, “Everyone was easy to talk to, and everyone was there for each other. I met more and more people as I went on with my days at Middle College and now can say that I have made long-lasting friendships.” MECHS Principal Viola Smith says, “Thanks to the vision of our Superintendent, Dr. Stan Rose, and our partnership with such a forwardthinking institution as Mission College, we are pleased to not only offer students a top rate education, but to also support them on their journey through college and life after MECHS.”

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HOW TO OCCUPY YOUR KIDS OVER THE SUMMER

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

It’s officially summer! That means the kids are home from school for a few long months. The first week or so might have been all fun and games, but now they’re starting to get bored, and they think it’s your job to entertain them!

Summer is a great time for your kids to hone skills or learn something new. Below are some ideas that can help them get the most out of their summer break while affording you some deserved peace and quiet: • Send them to summer camp. Summer camps are a great way to ensure that children are entertained and supervised while parents are otherwise occupied. Kids can attend day camps, overnight camps, or even camps that

CÓMO ENTRETENER A SUS HIJOS DURANTE EL VERANO

¡Es oficialmente verano! Eso significa que los niños están en casa por unos largos meses. La primera semana puede ser divertido, ¡pero ahora empiezan a aburrirse y piensan que es su trabajo entretenerlos! El verano es un buen momento para que sus hijos practiquen habilidades o

• Sign up for volunteering. Foster your kids’ philanthropic spirit this summer by getting involved with an organization that needs help! There’s a volunteering job for every child – from helping out at a food bank to cleaning up local parks. Depending on your child’s age and the task at hand, they may or may not need parental supervision. Having trouble choosing a non-profit? Check out give.org, run by BBB’s Wise Giving Alliance (WGA). WGA accredits charities that meet 20 comprehensive standards. At give.org, you can look up non-profits and find out what percent of fundraising goes to projects, how effective they are, and how much money goes to overhead and salaries. • Encourage entrepreneurship. It’s never too early to become an entrepreneur! Have your kids brainstorm ideas by thinking about their passions and interests and how they could be turned in to a business. Check out books on entrepreneurship and creating a business from the library. There are also a lot of great resources online. Whatever they decide to do,

campamentos nocturnos, o campamentos que duran todo el verano. Después de decidir qué tipo de campamento es mejor para su familia, asegúrese de hacer su investigación cuando eligiendo un campamento. Las quejas frecuentemente recibidas por BBB contra campamentos son sobre problemas con el registro, problemas recibir reembolsos y servicio deficiente. Busque el campamento en línea, especialmente en bbb.org, y compruebe que tienen licencia. Entienda los honorarios y los pagos, y lea el contrato completamente antes de firmarlo.

aprendan algo nuevo. Aquí hay algunas ideas que pueden ayudar ellos a sacar el máximo provecho de sus vacaciones de verano, mientras ofreciendo a usted una merecida paz:

• Sea voluntario. ¡Involúcrese con una organización que necesita ayuda y fomente su espíritu filantrópico! Hay un trabajo de voluntario para cada niño – desde ayudar a un banco de alimentos a limpiar los parques locales. Si o no niños necesitan la supervisión de los padres depende en la edad y el trabajo. Si es difícil elegir una organización, echa un vistazo a give. org, que es dirigido por la Alianza de Dando Sabiamente (WGA) de BBB. WGA acredita a organizaciones benéficas que cumplen con 20 estándares. En give.org, puede buscar organizaciones sin fines de lucro y averiguar qué porcentaje de fondos va a los proyectos, qué tan efectivos son y cuánto dinero va a los gastos generales y los salarios.

• Envíelos a un campamento de verano. Los campamentos de verano son una excelente manera de asegurar que los niños son entretenidos y supervisados mientras los padres están ocupados. Los niños pueden asistir a campamentos diurnos,

• Fomente el espíritu empresarial. ¡Nunca es demasiado pronto para convertirse en un emprendedor! Genera ideas por pensando en sus pasiones e intereses y cómo podrían convertirse en un negocio. Saque libros prestados de la biblioteca

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last all summer. After deciding what type of camp is right for your family, make sure to do your research. Complaints BBB receives on camps range from issues with registration and problems receiving refunds to poor service. Look up the camp online, especially at bbb.org, and check that they’re licensed. Understand the fees and payments, and read the contract completely before signing it.

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make sure they’re incorporating good values. A great place to start is BBB’s Standards of Trust, which include advertising honestly, telling the truth, honoring promises, embodying integrity, and more. Print them out a copy and encourage them to keep it in mind. • Get creative or learn a new skill. Embarking on a creative project or trying to learn a new skill can take a lot of time, but it’s incredibly rewarding. Encourage your kids to get creative and think of a big project they’d like to complete. This could be a collection of drawings, a new board game, or something entirely out of the box! They can also pick something they’ve always wanted to try and learn how to do it, like learn to sew or crochet, learn a specific type of dance, or learn to cook. • Set goals. Some children respond best to goals – they love to check things off their lists! Align their summer goals with things that they’ll be working on in the upcoming school year. A good goal could be to read 100 books in three months or complete one page of math problems every day. Rewarding them along the way can keep them motivated. Create goals using the SMART framework to maximize their effectiveness. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

sobre emprendimiento y creando un negocio. También hay un montón de recursos en línea. Asegúrese de que están incorporando buenos valores. Un buen lugar para empezar son los Estándares para Establecer Confianza de BBB, que incluyen publicando honestamente, diciendo la verdad, honrando promesas, incorporando integridad, y más. • Sea creativo o aprenda una nueva habilidad. Embarcar en un proyecto creativo o tratar de aprender una nueva habilidad puede tomar mucho tiempo, pero es increíblemente gratificante. Anime a sus hijos a ser creativos y pensar en un gran proyecto que les gustaría completar. Esto podría ser una colección de dibujos, un nuevo juego, o algo totalmente fuera de la caja. También pueden elegir algo que siempre han querido probar y aprender a hacerlo, como aprender a coser, aprender un tipo específico de baile, o aprender a cocinar. • Establece metas. Algunos niños responden mejor a los objetivos - ¡les encanta completar listas! Alinee sus metas de verano con las cosas que van a hacer en el próximo año escolar. Una buena meta podría ser leer 100 libros en tres meses o completar una página de problemas de matemáticas cada día. Las recompensas lo mantienen motivados. Crea objetivos usando la estructura de SMART para maximizar la eficacia. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 8442000, o en goldengate.bbb.org.


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HOW YOUR PET MAY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH Family Features

When you’re sick and your cat curls up on your lap, you might think you feel a little better. If you take your dog to work, you may notice that the day is less stressful. Or if you travel with your fourlegged friend, maybe you think you sleep better. Turns out you don’t just think you feel better, but your pet may actually make you healthier. A growing body of scientific research supports that this “pet effect” is real. Animal health company Zoetis has launched a campaign called The Pet Effect to raise awareness about how pets make people healthier and how, by extension, the veterinary professionals who keep pets healthy are key contributors to human and public health. The company has launched this campaign with the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI). “We’ve learned that human wellbeing is enhanced because of a healthy relationship with a pet. Now we want to educate pet owners, veterinarians, doctors, employers and non-pet owners about these overall health benefits,” said Dr. J. Michael McFarland, group director, companion animal marketing at Zoetis. “We are hopeful this will help improve policies regarding pets in public places and also improve public health.” The research collected by HABRI shows a variety of potential positive effects of pets; for example, that having a dog or cat can lower your blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease. One study from the University of Minnesota even found that people who have never owned a cat have a 40 percent higher

relative risk of death from a heart attack. Other research shows that pets may help prevent allergies in children, strengthen the immune system, increase social interaction, benefit children with autism and provide relief for victims of posttraumatic stress disorder. Pets may also provide mental health benefits. Studies show that dogs and cats can reduce several symptoms of depression, including loneliness, loss of interest and feelings of worthlessness. Pets are also shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Human health professionals are starting to take notice that pets change people at more than just the emotional level. A HABRI study found that 97 percent of physicians believe there are health benefits to owning a pet and most of them had recommended a patient get a pet. Veterinarians are key to educating pet owners about the many benefits of The Pet Effect. Research from HABRI overwhelmingly illustrates that pet owners have a high level of trust in their veterinarian and more than 60 percent would be more likely to visit their veterinarian if he or she discussed the human-animal bond.

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5 STEPS TO KEEP YOUR CAR PREPARED FOR SUMMER HEAT

• Almaden Community Center 6445 Camden Ave. San Jose, CA 95120 Phone Number: (408) 268-1133 Hours of Operation: 8am - 8pm

• Bascom Community Center 1000 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128  Phone Number: (408) 794-6289  Hours of Operation: 9am - 5pm  Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher  • Berryessa Community Center  3050 Berryessa Rd. San Jose, CA 95132  Phone Number: (408) 251-6392  Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 5pm 4 

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Taking proper care of your vehicle is impor tant all year, but summer heat brings a unique se t of challenges to your car ’s air conditioning system, tires, brakes, batter y and more. To ensure your vehicle is prepared to safely handle the summer elements and to help avoid breakdowns, pre ventative maintenance is necessar y. T he G oodyear car care e xper ts offer these essential tips that can help keep your car per forming safely, comfor tably and cool – all summer long: 1. Keep tire s properly inf lated. A s

temperatures rise, so does your tire pressure. Tires with high air pressure per form inefficiently as compared to properly inflated tires. C heck your tires regularly, le veraging the inflation le vel molded into the driver door side wall or in your vehicle’s manual. 2. C heck

air conditioning. T he e xper ts at weather.com are predic ting warmer than average summer temperatures for a vast majority of the countr y. When temperatures climb, avoid losing your cool with pre ventative care.

3. Te st and replace the batter y.

Batter y failure is the No. 1 cause of car breakdowns. Of ten,

batteries give slight warning signs when the y run low. For e xample, you may notice the engine strug gling to turn over upon ignition or see white, blue or orange fuzz forming around the batter y. While a typical batter y life is 4 1/2 years, each day of e xtreme weather – both hot and cold – contributes to the shor tening of a batter y’s life. It ’s a good idea to have your batter y tested by a trained professional during peak seasons to de termine whe ther it ’s time for a replacement. 4. Don’ t

overlook tread depth. When it comes to tire maintenance, proper depth is an easy way to maximize safe ty and per formance. T here are se veral ways to check tread depth, including the “penny test.” Simply inser t a penny into your tire’s tread groove with Lincoln’s head upside down, facing you. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head, it ’s time to replace your tires.

5. Inspec t

brake s. If your car jerks or pulls to the side when you apply the brakes, or if you hear sounds like squeaking, squealing or grinding, it ’s likely time for ser vice. Always check your owner ’s manual, but a general rule of thumb is to have your brakes checked e ver y 12 months or 15,000 miles.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seven Trees Community Center 3590 Cas Drive San Jose, CA 95111  Phone Number: (408) 794-1690  Hours of Operation: 8am - 9pm Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher • 5 Southside Community Center  5585 Cottle Rd. San Jose, CA 95123  Phone Number: (408) 629-3336  Hours of Operation: 8am - 8pm  Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher  • Willows Glen Senior Center  2175 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125  Phone Number: (408) 448-6400  Hours of Operation: 8am - 7pm  Note: Open as cooling center only when temperatures reach mid 90 degrees or higher


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2017 HOMELESS CENSUS

Count Drops with Veterans and Chronic Homeless, Rises with Youth and Family Homeless crisis.”

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The federally required biennial Point-in-Time Homeless Census and Survey was conducted in Santa Clara County during the last 10days of January, 2017. The survey provides a snapshot of homelessness in the 15 cities and unincorporated areas that comprise Santa Clara County. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development designated this year as the baseline data collection year against which progress toward ending youth homelessness will be tracked. The survey revealed a 13 percent increase in homelessness across the county since 2015, with a point-in-time census of 7,394. While the report does show decreases in the number of homeless veterans and people with disabling conditions who have been chronically homeless for one year or more, the community saw increases in the number of families and unaccompanied youth ages 0-24. The number of census survey workers dedicated to counting unaccompanied homeless children and transition-age youth nearly doubled from 18 in 2015 to 34 this year. These 34 workers were deployed throughout Santa Clara County. “While the overall community saw an increase driven by runaway housing costs, I’m heartened by the decrease in areas we’ve been focusing on, such as chronic and veteran homelessness,”

The Point-in-Time count includes both unsheltered persons and those in emergency shelters and transitional housing. The vast majority of the homeless counted were unsheltered, living on the street, in abandoned buildings, in vehicles, or encampments.

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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. “The homeless count information will assist us in strategically allocating the Measure A – Affordable Housing Bond funds. Thanks to county voters, $215M will be available this fall to build housing and to complement our current county investments that provide essential services to our homeless residents.” While the overall numbers are up, a close look

at the cities reveals differences. San José’s numbers rose by 7 percent, in part as the result of the City of San José’s pilot project to provide housing and employment services to individuals living in targeted homeless encampments. “Despite the progress we’ve made in a few key areas, we still have more than 4,000 San José residents who lack stable housing,” said San José Mayor Sam Liccardo. ”We must continue working together as a community to build more affordable housing and to embrace innovative approaches to our region’s affordable housing

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 pointin-time with a goal to develop strategies to reduce homelessness. This year, 215 volunteers, service providers and County and City employees conducted the count along with dozens of currently or recently homeless paid guides. Many community and faith-based organizations also assisted with volunteer recruitment to identify census workers. Comprehensive Reports Please visit the Office of Supportive Housing for the complete countywide report

https://www.sccgov.org/homelesscount Please visit the City of San Jose’s Housing Department for the complete city report

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County of Santa Clara, Cities, and Businesses Across the Nation Urge the Federal Circuit to Support Transgender Veterans’ Access to Medical Care

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Assembly member Laura Friedman, D-Glendale, introduced Assembly Bill 1000, known as the California Desert Protection Act, to strengthen safeguards for desert groundwater so that water transfers don't negatively impact natural or cultural resources. David Lamfrom, the California deserts director for the National Parks Conservation Association, said the bill came at the right time because the Mojave Desert is facing urgent threats.

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.—On June 28th the County of Santa Clara, along with cities and businesses across the nation, submitted an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, asking the Court to compel the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to repeal its blanket ban on surgical care for transgender veterans, which denies those who have bravely served our country medically necessary care simply because they are transgender. The brief, authored by the Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office and the law firms Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP and Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and joined by a diverse group of cities and businesses, was filed in Fulcher v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The brief supports the arguments of a petition on behalf of two transgender veterans and the Transgender Americans Veterans Association seeking to repeal the VA’s regulation excluding surgery for “gender alterations” from the suite of medical benefits offered to veterans. Before the November 2016 election, the VA had announced that it was reconsidering the discriminatory regulation, but after the election it abruptly reversed course. “Transgender people all too often face discrimination and barriers to medical care,” said County of Santa Clara Supervisor Ken Yeager. “Transgenderinclusive medical benefits, including gender confirmation surgery, can be vital for transgender people.” The brief argues that the VA’s policy is out of step with the inclusive health care policies of a wide range of public and private entities and denies what can be life-saving care for veterans. Through interviews with County of Santa Clara employees, the brief highlights the County’s experiences in providing transgender-inclusive benefits

to its employees, and residents who are members of or have Medi-Cal benefits managed by the County’s Valley Health Plan. The brief also demonstrates that providing transgender-inclusive medical benefits, including gender-confirmation surgery, imposes negligible, if any, costs. “Providing transgender-inclusive medical benefits has tremendous value to the County, our employees and their families, and to our larger community,” said Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President Dave Cortese. “There’s simply no downside.” “The County’s experiences and a wealth of empirical research make clear that there can be no legitimate purpose to the VA’s ban on gender-confirmation surgery for veterans,” said Santa Clara County Counsel James R. Williams. “Santa Clara County is proud to stand with veterans in urging the court to reverse this discriminatory policy, which serves only to stigmatize a group of people who already face severe discrimination.” The entities that joined the County of Santa Clara in submitting the brief include: American Airlines, Inc.; City of Austin, Texas; CREDO Mobile, Inc.; City of Cambridge, Massachusetts; City of Dayton, Ohio; City of Detroit, Michigan; City of Gainesville, Florida; Greater Seattle Business Association; City of Long Beach, California; MassMutual; City of Miami Beach, Florida; City of New York, New York; City of Portland, Maine; City of Portland, Oregon; Replacements, Ltd.; City of Rochester, New York; City of Rockville, Maryland; City and County of San Francisco, California; City of Seattle, Washington; City of Stamford, Connecticut; Viacom Inc.; City of West Hollywood, California; and City of Yonkers, New York.

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Bill Would Protect California Desert Water Resources SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A bill introduced Wednesday in the California Legislature aims to protect water resources in the state's deserts.

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"Those include the Cadiz project, which stands to pump at least 16 billion gallons of water a year and to ship it out of the California desert," Lamfrom said. "And we're also concerned about the impact that having, really, a loophole in water policy, what that could mean for the California desert moving forward." The Trump administration recently paved the way for the Cadiz Water Project to move forward without a federal environmental review. The project to extract and export water from Mojave Desert aquifers and sell the water to Southern Californians has raised serious concerns that it

could deplete desert springs vital to wildlife there. Frazier Haney, conservation director for the Mojave Desert Land Trust, said the Cadiz project faced an uphill battle during the Obama administration but has found a clearer path to approval under the new president. He pointed to Donald Trump's nomination of David Berhardt, a lobbyist for Cadiz, for the number two position in the Department of the Interior as one example of the president's ties to the project. "There are deep financial ties to people that Donald Trump has nominated to his Cabinet and the Cadiz water pumping project," Haney said. "So, it's troubling that an administration with financial ties to a project could be pushing a project along." Lamfrom said even by Cadiz's calculations, its water extraction project isn't sustainable. He said if the federal government won't provide better oversight of this project, California should. "It's vital that the state of California step up and make sure that the science is actually good and that we understand exactly what those impacts will be," he said, "because there's a lot at stake here." The bill will be heard in the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee next Tues., July 11.

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COUNTY EXECUTIVE APPOINTS MARÍA LETICIA GÓMEZ TO SERVE AS DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— This week County of Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D., J.D., appointed María Leticia Gómez to the position of Director of the Office of Public Affairs. Gómez joins the County of Santa Clara after a journalistic career that spanned more than 20 years, 17 of them spent as news anchor, and general and special assignments reporter for the Bay Area’s Univision channel, KDTV-14. Her appointment is effective September 1, 2017. The Director leads the Office of Public Affairs for the County of Santa Clara, which facilitates the flow of accurate and timely information regarding policies, programs and services throughout Santa Clara County. The Director is responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive communication strategy for the County, directing and coordinating public and media relations and community outreach that will effectively inform and engage the community on priorities, programs and services of the County of Santa Clara government. “The fact that one of our region’s most wellknown and trusted journalists has decided to lead the County’s Public Affairs team is a testament to both her commitment to keeping our community informed, as well as the breadth and depth of the County of Santa Clara government’s programs that are of vital importance to our community,” said County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, M.D.,J.D.  “María Leticia Gómez will play a key role in communicating our objectives and progress in achieving them, particularly major priorities such as transforming our correction system, creating and implementing more affordable housing opportunities, increasing our initiatives to address homelessness, providing whole person care to residents in need, continuing to rebuild the County workforce and physical infrastructure, and protecting the County from federal and state economic threats.” Prior to coming to the Bay Area, Gómez' professional experience includes working as anchor/reporter for Univision in New York City; news correspondent for the Spanish newspaper El País; Washington, D.C., correspondent for Canal de Noticias NBC; and general assignment reporter for TV Azteca and

Univision, in Mexico City. She has covered a wide range of breaking news, political, international affairs and human-interest stories including the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City, presidential elections, and oneon-one interviews with several Latin American presidents and California governors.  She moderated debates among mayoral candidates in San Jose and San Francisco, and has received numerous journalism accolades, including eighteen Emmy Awards and seven Associated Press Mark Twain Awards. Off-camera, as a former President of the San Francisco Local of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Vice-Chair of the National Broadcast Steering Committee, Gómez worked with union leaders and colleagues to improve the wages and working conditions of AFTRA members nationwide; to protect collective bargaining agreements; and to monitor and embrace the implementation of new technologies in the newsroom, in order to build labor protections around new duties assigned to radio and television broadcasters from coast to coast. She also worked with union members and station managers to adopt strategies that guarantee the safety of journalists who face threats while reporting. Gómez was a member of the AFTRA team that negotiated the merger with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), which culminated in March 2012 with the establishment of the new union Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA).  “I have a passion for telling stories and informing the community. This job will give me the opportunity to craft and communicate messages about projects and services that have a direct impact on people,” said María Leticia Gómez, the incoming Director of the Office of Public Affairs.  “I look forward to helping each department in the County of Santa Clara communicate as effectively as possible with the communities they serve, and in so doing, making them more approachable, accountable and transparent. I'm thrilled to join a team of seasoned professionals that empower and connect residents with the services that improve the quality of so many lives.”   Gómez holds a master’s degree in Sociology from The George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French Literature and Sociology from the University of Maryland. Born in Rosario, Argentina, Gómez grew up in Mexico City and Washington, D.C. She speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian. She studied music at various conservatories and has played the violin since she was 7 years old. She resides in the Bay Area with her husband Juan Carlos Guerrero.

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HATE CRIMES IN CALIFORNIA SPIKE: JEWS, GAYS AND BLACKS ATTACKED THE MOST Estephany Haro El Observador

The number of hate crimes reported in California continue to increase. In 2016, 11.2% was the total reported number of hate crimes. Blacks, Jews, Latinos and gay men are the most targeted, according to state Justice Department officials. The report was released by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and the data includes the number of hate crime events and both, the number of victims and suspects of those crimes across the state. The data comes from a collection of local programs that submit hate crime statistics, the programs were developed by law enforcement agencies, district attorneys, and elected city attorney’s offices in California, according to the state. “It does surprise me…I thought we were the friendliest state,” said Maria Gonzalez, a resident of San Jose. According to the Department of Justice, over the last ten years, the total number of hate crime events has decreased 34.7% from 1,426 in 2007 to 931 in 2016. However, the Hate crime events increased 11.2% from 837 in 2015 to 931 in 2016. Melissa Carrasco, a senior at San Jose State University said that she has witness more hate speech after the presidential elections. “Honestly this report doesn’t surprise me, I’ve heard people refer to others in a hateful way and this all started since Trump decided to run for president.” Hate crime incidents involving a racial basis increased 21.3% from 428 in 2015

to 519 in 2016, making hate crimes with a race, ethnicity, national origin bias consistently the most common type of hate crime over the past ten years from 2007 to 2017, according to the sate. Whereas, hate crimes with an antiJewish motivation continue to be the most common within the religion bias category, accounting for 11.1% (1,158) of all hate events reported since 2007. However, even though the report does not include specific data on the hate crimes committed during the presidential elections, Mario Quintanilla, a grad student, also believes that the political climate has enabled people to commit more hate crimes. “If the president of the United States can attack immigrants, Muslims and women, then why can’t the rest of the population?... It’s sad but it’s our reality now,” Quintanilla said. Hate crime events with anti-black or African American bias motivation continue to be the most common hate crime, accounting for 31.3% (3,262) of all hate crime events since 2007. Also, hate crimes with a sexual orientation bias are the second most common type of hate crime over the last ten years, hate crimes with an anti-gay (male) bias increased 40.7% from 108 in 2015 to 152 is 2016. “When someone commits a crime motivated by hate, it is not just an attack on one innocent person, but an attack on the entire State and our communities,” said Attorney General Becerra. Becerra also said that he is committed to working with local law enforcement agencies, schools and local communities to enforce California’s anti-hate crime statutes to the fullest extent of the law to make California a safer space for everyone.

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CHIVAS AND CLUB LEON TO FACE OFF AT AVAYA STADIUM ON OCTOBER 6 Yarbrough.

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Chivas and Leon played at StubHub Center earlier this year on March 25 and set the StubHub Center attendance record for two Mexican clubs with a sellout crowd.

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that Avaya Stadium will host an international friendly match between Liga MX's Chivas de Guadalajara and Club Leon on Friday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. PT. Earthquakes Season Ticket Holders can purchase their tickets now.

Photo Credit: San Jose Sharks / nhl.com SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@ SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced Sunday July 2nd that the club has resigned center Joe Thornton to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

he ranks first in both assists and points. Amongst active NHL players, Thornton ranks second only to Jagr in career NHL points and assists. In 160 career playoff games, Thornton has posted 27 goals and 96 assists.

"Joe has become one of the faces of this franchise since his arrival in 2005 and we feel it's only fitting that he will be wearing teal going forward," said Wilson. "He is a generational playmaker and his accomplishments place him amongst the elite players to ever play the game. He has helped lead this team to new levels and continues to be one of the top two-way centers in the League. His leadership on and off the ice have been instrumental in this franchise's success, and we're excited that he has continued his commitment to this organization and the fans in San Jose."

Acquired by San Jose from Boston on Nov. 30, 2005, Thornton has 722 assists and 937 points in 914 games with the Sharks. During that span, no NHL player has more assists than Thornton and his 928 points with San Jose ranks 3rd amongst all NHL players since the trade. 

Last season, Thornton recorded 50 points (7 goals, 43 assists) and a plus-seven rating in 79 games with San Jose. He ranked 2nd on the Sharks in assists, 4th in points, 3rd in power-play points (19), 4th in faceoff percentage (50.9%), and 2nd  amongst forwards in average time on ice per game (18:03). He became just the second player in Sharks history to record 900 points with Team Teal (Patrick Marleau), recording his 900th  point on Nov. 21 vs. New Jersey, and appeared in his 1,400th NHL game on Dec. 20 vs. Calgary. Thornton added two assists in four playoff games with San Jose despite playing through significant knee injuries. On March 6, 2017 at Winnipeg, Thornton recorded his 1,000th career NHL assist (in his 900th game with San Jose), becoming only the 13th  player in NHL history to reach the milestone. With his helper, Joe joined NHL legends Wayne Gretzky (1,963), Ron Francis (1,249), Mark Messier (1,193), Ray Bourque (1,169), Jaromir Jagr (1,149), Paul Coffey (1,135), Adam Oates (1,079), Steve Yzerman (1,063), Gordie Howe (1,049), Marcel Dionne (1,040), Mario Lemieux (1,033), and Joe Sakic (1,016) in the 1,000-assist club - all of whom (with the exception of the active Jagr) are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.  Of these 13 players, Thornton reached this milestone in the sixth fewest games (1,432).   Thornton has recorded 1,391 points (384 goals, 1,007 assists) and a plus-206 rating in 1,446 career NHL games. Amongst all NHL players since Thornton entered the NHL for the 1997-98 season,

On the Sharks franchise list, Thornton ranks near the top in most statistical categories. He is first in assists, points per game (1.03) and plus-minus (plus-181). He ranks second in points (937) and games played (914), and third in goals (215).  In 2006-2007, Thornton became only the third player in NHL history to have back-to-back 90plus assist seasons (96 in 2005-06, 92 in 200607), joining only Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. Thornton led the NHL in assists in 2005-06 (96), 2006-07 (92), and 2007-08 (67).  He became just the fourth player in NHL history to lead the League in assists for three consecutive seasons, joining Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, and Stan Makita (Henrik Sedin has since joined this list in 2011-12). Thornton was named the winner of both the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Memorial Trophy in 2006, the season he was acquired by San Jose.  He been selected to six NHL All-Star Games (2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009), and was named an NHL First All-Star Team in 2006, and an NHL Second All-Star Team in 2003, 2008 and 2016. Internationally, Thornton has represented his native Canada on numerous occasions, including winning gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics (also selected in 2006), the 2004 and 2016 World Cup of Hockey, and the 1997 World Junior Championships. The six-foot-four, 220-pound native of London, Ontario was originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round (1st  overall) of the 1997 NHL Draft. He was acquired by San Jose from Boston on Nov. 30, 2005.

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Chivas are one of the most successful clubs in Mexico, winning 12 Liga MX titles, seven Campeón de Campeones and four Copa MX championships. Liga MX's current reigning champions, Chivas are known for only featuring Mexican-born players, including National Team striker Alan Pulido. Since Puma became the club's jersey provider in 2016, Chivas have sold 887,000 jerseys in the United States alone. Club Leon have experienced recent success in Liga MX, claiming the Apertura 2013 and Clausura 2014. Club Leon have won seven Liga MX titles, five Copa MX championships and five Campeón de Campeones. Leon's roster features players from the Argentina, Mexico and U.S. national teams, among others, including Mauro Boselli, Luis Montes and William

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Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above named decedent that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Count, at 191 North First Street, San José, CA 95113 and deliver a copy to Roger Raynal, as trustee of the trust dated May 20, 2017, of which the decedent was the settler, at 986 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, within the later of 4 months after July 1, 2017 or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code § 19103. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For you protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. June 25, 2017

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July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17cv311371 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jordyn Marie Gardener. Petitioner(s) Jordyn Marie Gardener has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jordyn Marie Gardener to Jordyn Marie Gardner-Roberts. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 6, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17cv312608

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shuang Li and Lu Yu. Petitioner(s) Shuang Li and Lu Yu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ethan Zhongqi Li to Ethan Xiangchen Li. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/03/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17cv310291 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Carlos Marquez. Petitioner(s) Carlos Marquez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elizabeth Marquez Vasquez to Elizabeth Marquez Vasquez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/08/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause

shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017

95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/23/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Gaspar ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 This statement was filed OF NAME with the County of Santa NO. 17cv311195 Superior Court of Clara on 06/23/2017 California, County of FICTITIOUS BUSISanta Clara-In the NESS matter of the application NAME STATEMENT of: Ashley Sandoval. NO. 631592 Petitioner(s) Ashley Sandoval has filed a The following person(s) petition for Change of is (are) doing business Name with the clerk of Imperio Janitorial & this court for a decree Building Maintenance changing names as fol- 2389 Lanham Ct San lows: a. Jayden Marquis Jose, CA 95148, Santa Sanchez-Sandoval to Clara County. Jose Luis Jayden Marquis Sando- De Santiago Hernandez val. THE COURT OR- and Alejandra Ayala De DERS that all persons Santiago 2389 Lanham interested in this matter Ct San Jose, CA appear before this court 95148. This business is at the hearing indicated conducted by a married below to show cause, if couple; registrants have any, why the petition for not begun transacting change of name should business under the fictinot be granted on tious business name or 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, names listed hereon. “I Probate Dept., located at declare that all informa191 N. First Street, San tion in this statement Jose, CA 95113. A copy is true and correct.” (A of the Order to Show registrant who declares cause shall be published as true information at least once a week for which he or she knows four successive weeks to be false is guilty of a prior to the date set for crime.) hearing on the petition Jose Luis De Santiago in El Observador, a Hernandez newspaper of general July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 circulation, printed in the This statement was filed with the County of Santa county of Santa Clara. Clara on 07/05/2017 June 1, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon FICTITIOUS BUSIJudge of the Superior NESS Court NAME STATEMENT July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 NO. 630659 The following person(s) FICTITIOUS BUSIis (are) doing busiNESS ness Chela’s Building NAME STATEMENT Maintenance 2065 NO. 631304 The following person(s) Palm Beach Way San is (are) doing business Jose, CA 95122, Santa Finance Placements Clara County. Roselia 2485 Malaga Drive San Mendoza Villa 270 Lindo Jose, CA 95125, Santa Court Apt A Morgan Hill, Clara County. Maria CA 95037. This busiGaspar 2485 Malaga ness is conducted by an Drive San Jose, CA individual; registrant has

JULY 7 - 13, 2017 not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Roselia Mendoza Villa June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/06/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631266 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Tacos El Porkys 2060 Bayhaven Dr San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Nestor Ramirez 2060 Bayhaven Dr San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/22/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nestor Ramirez June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631168 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mario’s Check Cashing 304 Willow St San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County. Mario Quezada Murillo 1194 Clayburn Ln San Jose, CA 95121. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/20/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and


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JULY 7 - 13, 2017 correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mario Quezada Murillo June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630846 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Bay Area Sleep and Breathing Solutions 2504 Samaritan Drive, Suite 20 San Jose, CA 95124, Santa Clara County. California Sleep & Snoring PC 2504 Samaritan Drive, Suite 20 San Jose, CA 95124. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Heather Jones / Matthew Mingrone President June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/12/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631390 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mirella’s Boutique 3190 Runino Drive #217 San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Monica Mejia Aguielra and Alfonso Celis Aguilera 4607 Cayman Ct Stockton, CA 95210. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and

correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alfonso Aguilera June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631358 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Jang Tu Restaurant 1012 E. El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. Jang Tu Restaurant 1012 E. El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/20/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dong Woon Kwon President June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/26/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631295 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Iglesia Misionera Del Camino 121 S. White Rd San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Iglesia Misionera Del Camino 121 S. White Rd San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/28/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is

guilty of a crime.) Jose Amparan President June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/23/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312017 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hyung Geun Cho, Youngsil Park Cho. Petitioner(s) Hyung Geun Cho, Youngsil Park Cho have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mingyu Cho to Brian Mingyu Cho. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312016 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Daniel Y Kim and Eunhee Kim. Petitioner(s) Daniel Y Kim and Eunhee Kim have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Min Woo Kim to Joshua Min-

woo Kim. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312050 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dilprit Kaur Santokh Singh. Petitioner(s) Dilprit Kaur Santokh Singh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dilprit Kaur Santokh Singh to Dilprit Kaur Kahlon. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 19, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon

Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312238 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rogelio Cabo Inciong, Jr III. Petitioner(s) Rogelio Cabo Inciong, Jr III has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rogelio Cabo Inciong, Jr III to Roger Cabo Inciong. 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 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312282 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: ChaoHsien Hsu, Yu-Shu Lin. Petitioner(s) ChaoHsien Hsu, Yu-Shu Lin have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tzu-Chi Lin to David Ziv Hsu. 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 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312364 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Francisco Javier Zamora Guerrero. Petitioner(s) Francisco Javier Zamora Guerrero has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Francisco Javier Zamora Guerrero to Javier Zamora. 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 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312013 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victor Pantoja and Guillermina Pantoja. Petitioner(s) Victor Pantoja and Guillermina Pantoja have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jesus Guzman Pantoja to Jesus Pantoja Guzman. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311832 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mankanwal Nijjar. Petitioner(s) Mankanwal Nijjar has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mankanwal Nijjar to Gunjan Nijjar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for

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change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311809 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Angelina Renee Fernandez. Petitioner(s) Angelina Renee Fernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angelina Renee Fernandez to Angelina Renee Ramos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE


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OF NAME NO. 17CV311988 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yu Rui Chen. Petitioner(s) Yu Rui Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yu Rui Chen to Souffle Olin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311744 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yin Wai Lui. Petitioner(s) Yin Wai Lui has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yin Wai Lui to Beatrix Yinwai Lui. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published

at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630492 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as La Victoria Taqueria 140 E. San Carlos St San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Barrita Corporation 140 E. San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nicandro Barrita President June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/31/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631064 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Polished Salon 4035 Evergreen Village Square Suite # 50 San Jose, CA 95135, Santa Clara County. Thanh Thi My Trinh 902 Glenfinnan Way San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com to be false is guilty of a crime.) Thanh Thi My Trinh June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/16/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631174 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as JC Auto Detail 156 Santa Rosa Dr San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Jose M Cazares 156 Santa Rosa Dr San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose M Cazares June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630389 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Home Consulting Group 111 Market St San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Home Consulting Group, LLC 111 Market St San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/26/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Iraida T Henriks President June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 This statement was filed

with the County of Santa circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Clara on 05/26/2017 June 2, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior NAME STATEMENT Court NO. 629883 The following person(s) June 16, 23, 30; July 7, is (are) doing business 2017 as Law Office of Chen ORDER TO SHOW Yang 1658 Morgan Street Mountain View, CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CA 94043, Santa Clara NO. 17CV311426 County. Chen Yang 1658 Morgan Street Superior Court of CaliMountain View, CA fornia, County of Santa 94043. This business Clara-In the matter of is conducted by an the application of: Hamid individual, registrant Reza Ghorbani Shah has begun transacting Kouchaki. Petitioner(s) business under the Hamid Reza Ghorbani fictitious business name Shah Kouchaki has filed or names listed hereon, a petition for Change of 05/12/2017 “I declare Name with the clerk of that all information in this this court for a decree statement is true and changing names as a. Hamid correct.” (A registrant follows: who declares as true Reza Ghorbani Shah information which he or Kouchaki to Hamid she knows to be false is Ghorbani. THE COURT ORDERS that all perguilty of a crime.) sons interested in this Chen Yang June 23, 30; July 7, 14 matter appear before this court at the hearing 2017 This statement was filed indicated below to show with the County of Santa cause, if any, why the petition for change of Clara on 05/12/2017 name should not be granted on 09/05/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE at 8:45 am, Probate OF NAME Dept., located at 191 N. NO. 17CV311290 First Street, San Jose, Superior Court of Cali- CA 95113. A copy of the fornia, County of Santa Order to Show cause Clara-In the matter of shall be published at the application of: Bao- least once a week for tran Ho. Petitioner(s) four successive weeks Baotran Ho has filed a prior to the date set for petition for Change of hearing on the petition Name with the clerk of in El Observador, a this court for a decree newspaper of general changing names as circulation, printed in the follows: a. Baotran Ho to county of Santa Clara. Tracie Ho. THE COURT June 7, 2017 ORDERS that all per- Rise Jones Pichon sons interested in this Judge of the Superior matter appear before Court this court at the hearing June 16, 23, 30; July 7, indicated below to show 2017 cause, if any, why the petition for change of FICTITIOUS BUSINESS name should not be NAME STATEMENT granted on 09/05/2017 NO. 630662 at 8:45 am, Probate The following person(s) Dept., located at 191 N. is (are) doing business First Street, San Jose, Trinity Management CA 95113. A copy of the Services 587 Calle Order to Show cause Florencia Morgan Hill shall be published at CA 95037, Santa Clara least once a week for County. Debra Ann four successive weeks Moreschini 587 Calle prior to the date set for Florencia Morgan Hill hearing on the petition CA 95037. This busiin El Observador, a ness is conducted by newspaper of general an individual; registrant

has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, 06/01/2009. ” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Debra Ann Moreschini June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/06/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630305 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Krazy Wireless 37 S Park Victoria Milpitas CA 95035, Santa Clara County. Aaron Navar 2035 Lugano Court Manteca CA 95337 and Anthony Tran 2035 Lugano Court Manteca CA 95337. This business is conducted by a general partnership, registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct, 05/24/2017. ” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Aaron Navar June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630884 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Digitalist 987 N 4th Street San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Maksym Lopushynskyi 987 N 4th Street San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare

JULY 7 - 13, 2017 that all information in this statement is true and correct, 06/01/2017. ” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maksym Lopushynskyi June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/12/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311122 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Thuy Ngoc Chien. Petitioner(s) Thuy Ngoc Chien has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Thuy Ngoc Chien to Aria Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 31, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310759 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Iliana Sarmiento Burque. Petitioner(s) Iliana Sarmiento Burque has filed a petition for

Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Iliana Sarmiento Burque to Iliana Sarmiento Mojica. 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 08/22/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311160 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jawan Wahied Ayoub. Petitioner(s) Jawan Wahied Ayoub has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jawan Wahied Ayoub to Joanne Ayoub. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a


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JULY 7 - 13, 2017 newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 31, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311566 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Pedro Manuel Barajas. Petitioner(s) Pedro Manuel Barajas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pedro Manuel Barajas to Pedro Barajas. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311641 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jonghyeob Lee. Petitioner(s) Jonghyeob Lee and Hyunah Lee have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jonghyeob Lee to James Jonghyeob

Lee b. Hyunah Lee to Hannah Hyunah Lee. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311645 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yiwen Ye. Petitioner(s) Yiwen Ye has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yiwen Ye to April Yiwen Ye. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

June 16, 23, 30; July 7, petition for change of 2017 name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 ORDER TO SHOW at 8:45 am, Probate CAUSE FOR CHANGE Dept., located at 191 N. OF NAME First Street, San Jose, NO. 17CV311741 CA 95113. A copy of the Superior Court of Cali- Order to Show cause fornia, County of Santa shall be published at Clara-In the matter of least once a week for the application of: Kath- four successive weeks ryn Ann Sanchez – Dias. prior to the date set for Petitioner(s) Kathryn hearing on the petition Ann Sanchez – Dias in El Observador, a has filed a petition for newspaper of general Change of Name with circulation, printed in the the clerk of this court county of Santa Clara. for a decree changing June 14, 2017 names as follows: a. Rise Jones Pichon Kathryn Ann Sanchez Judge of the Superior – Dias to Kathryn Ann Court Dias. THE COURT OR- June 16, 23, 30; July 7, DERS that all persons 2017 interested in this matter appear before this court ORDER TO SHOW at the hearing indicated CAUSE FOR CHANGE below to show cause, if OF NAME any, why the petition for NO. 17CV311517 change of name should Superior Court of Calinot be granted on fornia, County of Santa 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Clara-In the matter of Probate Dept., located at the application of: Julie Petitioner(s) 191 N. First Street, San Carrillo. Jose, CA 95113. A copy Julie Carrillo has filed a of the Order to Show petition for Change of cause shall be published Name with the clerk of at least once a week for this court for a decree four successive weeks changing names as prior to the date set for follows: a. Jared Issac hearing on the petition Reed to Jared Issac in El Observador, a Carrillo. THE COURT newspaper of general ORDERS that all percirculation, printed in the sons interested in this matter appear before county of Santa Clara. this court at the hearing June 13, 2017 indicated below to show Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior cause, if any, why the petition for change of Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, name should not be granted on 09/05/2017 2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the OF NAME Order to Show cause NO. 17CV311758 Superior Court of Cali- shall be published at fornia, County of Santa least once a week for Clara-In the matter of four successive weeks the application of: Atefeh prior to the date set for Hamidi. Petitioner(s) hearing on the petition Atefeh Hamidi has filed in El Observador, a a petition for Change of newspaper of general Name with the clerk of circulation, printed in the this court for a decree county of Santa Clara. changing names as June 08, 2017 follows: a. Benyamin Rise Jones Pichon Sawari to Benyamin Judge of the Superior Ashpari. THE COURT Court ORDERS that all per- June 16, 23, 30; July 7, sons interested in this 2017 matter appear before ORDER TO SHOW this court at the hearing indicated below to show CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME cause, if any, why the

NO. 17CV311773 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Inderdeep Singh and Jaswinder Kaur Pooni. Petitioner(s) Inderdeep Singh and Jaswinder Kaur Pooni have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sharon Kaur Bedi to Sharon Kaur b. Tarun Singh Bedi to Tarun Singh. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017

Pierre Jean Vachon June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/07/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630742 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ritmo Latino Escuela De Musica 435 Minor Ave San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara County. Mario Hernandez 435 Minor Ave San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mario Hernandez June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630729 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Deishire 948 Kingfisher Drive San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Yannick Lize 948 Kingfisher Drive San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Yannick Lize June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/08/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630719 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Life Expectancy Consulting 129 Holly Terrace Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. Pierre Jean Vachon 129 Holly Terrace Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/23/2011. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT guilty of a crime.)

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

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Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Loida C. Kirkley June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/06/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 630787 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name California Breeders Cup 1157 E. Taylor St. San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Giancarlo I Fernandez 1365 Michigan Ave Alviso, CA 95002. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 01/17/2017 under file no. 625369 Giancarlo I Fernandez Owner June 16, 23, 30; July 7, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/09/2017

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SELENIS LEYVA: SPIDER-MAN AND DIVERSITY IN FILM Orange is the New Black star talks Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Selenis Leyva can be found on Netf lix's hit show, Orange is the New Black playing the smart, mentoring cook Gloria Mendoza. In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Leyva plays the role of Ms. Warren, a teacher at Peter Parker/Spider-Man's science and technical focused high school (In the original Marvel comics, the portrayal of Warren had always been a man). The film stars Tom Holland, reprising his role of Spider-Man in his debut movie, Captain America: Civil War. Joining him are of course Selenis Leyva, Marisa Tomei (Aunt May), Robert Downey, Jr. (Tony Stark/Iron Man), and Michael Keaton (As the main antagonist, Vulture). Leyva recently spoke to me about her experiences on this new version of SpiderMan, acting alongside the kid web-slinger himself, Tom Holland, and the diversity that permeates this upcoming superhero story. Where you a fan of Spider-Man beforehand? Yeah definitely. I mean what kid isn’t a fan of Marvel, of Spider-Man. I also grew up in a household with brothers and they would always be running around the house pretending to be a superhero, and annoying me, but I grew up with it. I grew up with the thrill of the Marvel universe and so to be part now of this franchise is wonderful, it’s such a blessing. Especially at this point in time in my career. What initially attracted you to this role? I didn’t know what the film was, honestly. I got a phone call from my manager, saying that she had been called for a particular

movie, but she didn’t have a tile, she didn’t have much information, there was no script, there was nothing. And all she could tell me was that I would be playing a teacher and I thought, ‘Well, that doesn’t sound too promising’, and I don't know if had the time. And she said, ‘Okay well I’ll tell them that maybe we’re not interested,’ and she called me maybe two minutes later and she said, ‘So they can’t tell me much, but they did say that this is really big, and you should rethink it.’ And I’m really glad that I did, because this is huge. And really this is huge, it’s not big, it’s huge. So, here I am, and I didn’t really know what the role would entail or who the character was up until a couple of weeks before we started shooting and that’s when I knew the role that I was playing, and I was excited because it’s something so different than what I’ve been known for for the past 4-5 years on Orange is the New Black. I love the idea of this character, Ms. Warren, who in the comics is Mr. Warren. And here goes Marvel, with true diverse casting, and saying, ‘We’re going to make this a woman, and she’s going to be Latina.’ So it was great to join an incredible ensemble, and such a diverse cast. I think it's probably the most diverse we’ve seen in the superhero world.

you do have that. Young people are going to really relate to a lot of the characters. That’s cause for a celebration because we can continuously hear diversity spoken about and thrown out there but ‘diversity’ usually means one person, either a female or an African-American, or one Latino. This [is] truly diverse cast not only in different races but in different ages.

there was a lightning storm in Atlanta so we lost power. We had a couple hundred teen extras and we all had to go into separate rooms and wait out the electrical storm that was happening. It was interesting, we got to eat a lot of snacks, and just chat because it’s just a great set and a great cast that the couple of hours that we were stuck together we didn’t feel like we were stuck together.

Is there any part of Gloria Mendoza that is in this role. She being a type of mentor in Orange is the New Black. Did any of her come out in playing the teacher Ms. Warren in Spider-Man: Homecoming? Or was it totally different?

Why would you say audiences go check out Spider-Man: Homecoming?

It’s totally different. The only thing these two women have in common is that they’re strong, smart, and they’re Latina. Other than that, it’s a different type of smart. You have to tune in and kind of go into different worlds when it comes to Gloria Mendoza, she’s more street smart while Ms. Warren, as a physics teacher, is a brainiac. Interesting moments during filming that you would like to share? There was one particular day where we were shooting a school dance scene and

Tom Holland is brilliant in it, he’s going to go down as one of the best, if not the the best Spider-Man out there. He’s funny, he’s charming, and I love that he’s so genuine and it comes across so wonderfully, it’s a Peter Parker that’s really refreshing. Folks should definitely come out, the entire cast is so good, these young kids are coming on so strong, it’s such a diverse cast. You’ve got legends in it, and you’ve got newbies in it so it’s a really nice combination and I don’t think we’ve seen that in the world of Marvel, the two worlds coming together. Young newbies and legends of Hollywood. It’s going to be pretty extraordinary so come out July 7th and watch Spider-Man: Homecoming, you will not regret it.

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What can you comment on the diversity evident in the casting choices, and how that might ref lect reality more than past iterations of the franchise? It’s wonderful that the industry is really paying attention to the people that are showing up, that are buying tickets, that are tuning in. it’s a diverse universe, it’s a diverse world and so you are going to get more people to come into and fill those seats if they can relate to the characters that they are seeing before them. As a child I would dream about going to a movie where I would say, ‘The leading girl looks like me.’ I didn’t have that, and in this film,

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Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Un santo muy venerado dentro de la comunidad católica internacional, su fecha de celebración es el día 11 de julio. Se le adjudican muchos dones espirituales, los creyentes afirman que es un espíritu protector que cubre de gracias a los fieles devotos. Es un ángel sanador y protector contra malas energías, vibras oscuras, hechizos, brujería y malos espíritus. Es un santo sumamente piadoso. San Benito nació alrededor del año 480 en Roma, en esa época el imperio ya iniciaba la decadencia y el cristianismo ya contaba con muchos seguidores en casi toda Europa. Desde que era un niño, se distinguió por ser un infante respetuoso de la fe. A la edad de dieciséis años, se traslado a un sitio conocido como Subiaco y comenzó a vivir como ermitaño, su morada era una cueva en lo profundo de un bosque. Se cuenta que pasó estudiando la Biblia durante tres años. Pronto sus virtudes fueron conocidas en toda la región, tanto así que unos monjes le pidieron que fungiera para ellos en calidad de Abad. La rigurosa disciplina de San Benito, desanimó a los monjes quienes un día trataron de envenenarle ofreciéndole una copa de vino, antes de beber de la copa San Benito bendijo el vino y la copa estalló haciéndose pedazos. Con el pasar del tiempo, mucha gente asistía a verle para que les enseñara más sobre la palabra de Dios, esto lo motivó a

Fundar monasterios. Allá por el año 527 se fue a vivir a Monte Casino, sitio en donde fundó la “Orden Benedictina”, orden que aún prevalece. Fue en Monte Casino donde el Santo escribió su célebre “Regla de San Benito”, prontamente acogida como el reglamento de los monjes europeos. Murió a una edad muy avanzada, siempre se dedicó a sanar a los creyentes de padecimientos físicos, emocionales y espirituales. Es también comúnmente invocado para procurar alivio de enfermedades contagiosas, envenenamiento por comida o bebida, contra tentaciones e intenciones pecaminosas. Son muy solicitadas las medallitas, estampitas, cruces y reliquias de este santo. Sus fieles devotos afirman que éstas les protegen contra todo mal. Oración a San Benito Omnipotente y eterno Dios, que en este día, libre de las ataduras de la carne, llevaste al cielo a tu santísimo confesor San Benito, concédenos a todos los que celebramos esta fiesta, el perdón de nuestras faltas, para que cuantos nos congratulamos de su gloria, mediante su poderoso intercesión, logremos también asociarnos a sus méritos y bendiciones. Por Jesucristo, nuestro Señor. Amén.

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A LOOK AT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA 2017-2018 EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS

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UPCOMING Question Bridge: Black Males September 29, 2017-February 25, 2018 Hailed as one of the Bay Area's Top Exhibitions in 2012 by the San Francisco Chronicle,Question Bridge: Black Males returns to the Oakland Museum of California this fall. Immerse yourself in intimate videos--woven together and arranged to simulate face-to-face conversations between participants--among a diverse group of 150 Black men across the United States. Hear these men answer each other's questions with exceptional honesty and vulnerability, and share stories, beliefs, and values in a personal portrayal of their lives. Encompassing themes of family, love, interracial relationships, community, education, and wisdom, Question Bridge: Black Males presents nuanced portraits of past, present, and future of Black men in American society. Listen, watch, learn, and start your own conversations with this profoundly moving installation. In 2012, the Oakland Museum of California presented Question Bridge: Black Males, an innovative and widely exhibited video installation from artists Chris Johnson and Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair. Joining the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Brooklyn Museum, OMCA is proud to acquire this groundbreaking and poignant work for its collection. Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & The Unknown October 7, 2017-January 21, 2018 This fall, OMCA invites you to explore Nature's Gift: Humans, Friends & The Unknown, a dazzling immersive experience that takes you through the rainbow into another world. A one-of-a-kind and interactive environment by FriendsWithYou--the LA-based, fine art collaborative featuring Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III--this large-scale, light-filled installation sparks joy and positivity, and sets the stage for friendship, magic, and social connection. Featuring the world premiere of a new commissioned installation titled Nature's Gift, this enchanting and whimsical experience for all ages invites you into a magical, multi-sensory world where the line between imagination and reality are blurred. There is a $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission. Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead October 18, 2017-January 14, 2018 This year, OMCA's biennial Days of the Dead exhibition is inspired by the lifecycle of the Monarch Butterfly. Known for its mass migration each winter, this butterfly's journey spans several generations, all of whom follow the

same routes their ancestors took. In Mexico, the returning Monarchs also symbolize the returning souls of loved ones who have passed away. In Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead, explore ofrendas and artworks inspired by the Monarch's migration and themes of tradition and transformation. View rarely-seen butterfly specimens from OMCA's collection alongside newly commissioned artworks. Artist Hung Liu honors her mother's passing through a series of heartfelt paintings. Favianna Rodriguez ponders migration and immigration in a new way using her "Migration is Beautiful" butterfly imagery. Chris Treggiari and Peter Foucault honor colleague Alex Ghassan, who lost his life in the tragic Ghost Ship fire. And, traditional Days of the Dead altars by Bea Carrillo Hocker and Rafael Jesús González, as well as installations by Oakland International High School and Thornhill Elementary School, energize this communal space for reflection and empowerment in these turbulent times. Take Root: Oakland Grows Food December 16, 2017-January 13, 2019 Unearth Oakland's multi-layered world of food in Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, an exhibition exploring the ecological and cultural factors of how and why food is grown in Oakland. Enjoy this hands-on exhibition with the entire family to understand what factors determine where, how, why, and what is grown throughout the city. Hear personal stories from farmers and growers within the community, see compelling illustrations and maps, and meet the diverse flavors of Oakland. Learn what motivations Oaklanders have for growing food--including access to healthy and delicious ingredients, environmental and social justice values, or simply the joy of tending a garden. Visitors will be invited to share personal stories, explore interactive activities, and gain a deeper understanding of Oakland's agriculture. RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom March 24-August 12, 2018 Hip-hop is one of the widest reaching cultural and social movements of the last 50 years. Discover the unexpected story of how hip-hop changed the world, starting from its roots on the streets, before rap, DJing, street art, breakdancing, and street fashion launched into mainstream popular culture. Learn about the West Coast's and San Francisco Bay Area's influences on this global phenomenon. Hear first-person accounts from artists and experts about how, beyond big business, hip-hop continues to provide a platform for creative expression, activism, youth development, and education. There is a $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission.

northern California's landscape anew through Blunk's eyes, and get inspired to find the beauty of nature and art in your own daily life. ON VIEW Over the Top: Math Bass and the Imperial Court SF April 1-July 23, 2017 Familiar symbols, flipped and "queered" to create new shared meaning, are at the heart of this exhibition that pairs new work by a contemporary California artist with the creative practice of a local organization. In paintings, sculpture, and video, perception-bending Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass emphasizes that symbols change meaning according to context and orientation, and that the body and its costumes are meaningful symbols whether they are actually present or only suggested. For Over the Top: Math Bass and the Imperial Court SF, Bass' compelling work is presented alongside crowns, scepters, portraits, and banners bearing the insignia of the Empresses and Emperors who have served the Imperial Court of San Francisco. These monarchs, elected annually, spearhead charitable fundraising efforts for the alternative society, whose core supporters are drag queens and other members of the LGBTQ community. Over the course of their 51-year history, the Imperial Court has created its own traditions in order to form family and new possibilities for survival. The "Over the Top" symbols activated in this exhibition will highlight acts of fantastic creative invention. Visitors will draw new connections and be both delighted and inspired in learning about practices that are playful, political, and subversive at the same time. Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest April 29-August 20, 2017 Roy De Forest's vibrant works present playful visions that take us on a trip into alternative realities. In Spring 2017, the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) will present Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest, an exhibition designed to simulate an adventurous exploration of the artist's dream-like and sometimes humorous works. Large, colorful paintings and sculptures spanning De Forest's career will provide visitors the opportunity to navigate their own journeys by exploring vistas and portals into imaginative worlds. Listening stations throughout the exhibition will let visitors drift deeper into individual works, led by an array of exhibition-related character guides ranging from dog trainers to art historians

J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life April 21-August 26, 2018 Discover northern California's best kept secret in design and craft: J.B. Blunk (1926-2002), a midcentury artist whose connection to nature governed his daily life. Inspired by Japanese philosophies of nature and art's inseparability, and influenced by rural utopian communities, Blunk's muse and often his source of materials was the beautiful natural environment of Inverness, California. Blunk's home property was his ultimate work of art, filled with his handcrafted furniture, ceramics, sculptures, and other functional objects used by his family. His remarkable craftsmanship also took the form of large-scale public works of art, includingThe Planet, a redwood sculpture commissioned by the Oakland Museum of California in 1969. J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life brings together a comprehensive survey of the artist's works. See

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and ship captains. A hands-on space will provide a social experience and allow visitors to manipulate and engage with textured, tactile materials and shapes inspired by De Forest's artwork. There is a $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission. Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing May 13-August 13, 2017 Through the lens of her camera, Dorothea Lange documented 20th century life with riveting, intimate photographs that showed the major issues of the times. The emotional impact of her works continues to resonate with millions and illustrates the power of photography as a form of social activism. From documenting the plight of Dust Bowl migrants during the Great Depression to magnifying the grim conditions of incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II, Lange's photographs demonstrate how empathy and compassion, focused through art, can trigger political action. Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing presents approximately 100 photographs to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the artist's gift of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California. Drawing upon vintage prints, unedited proof sheets, personal memorabilia, and historic objects, this exhibition takes a unique approach to a beloved American photographer by examining how her artistry and advocacy swayed minds and prompted significant change in this nation's history. There is a $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission. Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact Through October 22, 2017 This exhibition in OMCA's Gallery of California Natural Sciences takes a look at the wildly diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment. Through family-friendly experiences, hands-on activities, and media, Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact touches on topics of honeybees and Bay Area beekeeping, the diversity of California native bee species, citizen science projects, and the similarities between bees and humans. Visitors will discover real bee specimens under a microscope, crawl through a human-sized beehive, and try on a beekeeper suit. In an immersive gallery environment, visitors can explore the causes of bee population decline, learn about the significance of bees to California's economy and ecosystems, and discover how simple but powerful actions by Californians can help bees to survive in a changing world.


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GETTING TO KNOW "THE BOOK OF MORMON'S" MYHA’LA HERROLD

Local actress makes Broadway debut at home an actor in some way, shape or form. How did you get involved with “Book of Mormon”? What was that process like?

San Jose native Myha’la Herrold plays Nabulungi in “The Book of Mormon”. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Broadway San Jose

Arturo Hilario El Observador It's not often that the Broadway productions have such deep roots to the multiple cities they travel to. For the upcoming Broadway San Jose run of “The Book of Mormon” (At the Center for the Performing Arts July 11-23) there lies a key figure in the production that can always call this place home. Myha’ la Herrold grew up in San Jose, attending theater classes as a child and building her repertoire of theater and acting skills at Archbishop Mitty High School. Now she currently attends Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and at the same time is starring in her first Broadway show as Nabulungi in “The Book of Mormon”. Hi Myha’ la, can you give a little background on how you ended up pursuing acting, and the arts? My first sort of formal theater experience was Children’s Musical

Theater of San Jose when I was six years old. From that point on, my senior year in high school I did almost every show with them that I was eligible for and a lot of my friends in the community also did CMT too and they knew that Archbishop Mitty had a really strong and wonderful performing arts option. They have choir, they do plays and musicals so I jumped right on that bandwagon and I applied at Archbishop Mitty and a lot of the community there is super active with CMT and they knew of each other so I went straight into it. There was no other option for me, I was always intent on being a performer.    How did those experiences form in which direction your career went? Well I have always been a musical theater baby and I wasn’t really exposed to the world of acting until I got to Carnegie Mellon. I knew that I loved to sing and I knew that I loved to dance and be on stage but I didn’t really understand how acting played a role in all of that and how it’s absolutely integral. Any performer is

I saw this tour in Pittsburgh while I was in school a little over a year ago and I saw the production that actually had a pretty large number of Carnegie Mellon graduates in it, Denée Benton played this part that I am now playing, and I saw her since she graduated from my same program and I absolutely fell in love with the show. The writing is brilliant, the music is brilliant and all the actors were doing a phenomenal job so once I saw that I knew that it was going to be a show that I wanted to be a part of somewhere in my journey. Not too long after that the “Book of Mormon” casting company was doing an audition tour and they came through Pittsburgh and I said, ‘I have to audition, I simply must!’ And so I auditioned and they said, ‘Hey we really like you, can you prepare some callback material?’ And so I learned some scenes and songs from the show and they said, ‘Great, we’ ll keep you on file.’ Right after that I got an email saying if I could audition. I went to New York, I did a work session with some of the directors and creators, and I got to learn a bit about the show and then the next day I did all the callback materials and then I got a call a week later. This is your first real Broadway show, so congrats! How did it feel when they called you back to be part of this production? This is my first Broadway contract, this will be the jumpstart to my career. So I was absolutely overwhelmed, like pretty shook.   In your words, what’s the story setup for “The Book of Mormon”? “The Book of Mormon” is about these two young missionaries, they are sent on their mission and they are sent to Uganda. These boys sort of start off with the intent to change the world and change these people that they meet and the world that they come into ends up really changing them, for the better. What is the role of your character Nabulungi? Nabulungi is one of the Ugandans,

and she is sort of the contemporary quintessential symbol of life and hope and joy in the village. Everyone really loves her, she’s really sweet and innocent. She sort of is a “light” in the community and she makes friends with these two Mormon boys. So how does it feel to come back to San Jose and being part of the Broadway production? I am so excited to come home, I could not have asked for a more perfect situation. Not only do I get to this really wonderful job, it’s a huge opportunity for me, but my family gets to see me do it, and I actually haven’t performed in front of them since I graduated high school so most of my family hasn’t seen me do anything in like four years. So it’s very exciting and I have so much pride and joy for my hometown so it feels really good that I get to come share this with my community of people. Anything in particular within “The Book of Mormon” that is your favorite so far? Every moment of this play is so special and so well crafted that I really don’t think I could even choose, the whole show is fantastic. What would be the main reasons folks should go see “The Book of Mormon” when it comes to town? Oh my gosh, there are so many reasons. I think, that everyone should come see this show because “The Book of Mormon” does a really excellent job of talking about some very pointed scenes in life that are absolutely relevant to everyone and it could actually be difficult to talk about or approach but I think the writers, Trey Parker, Matt Stone and Robert Lopez have done a really excellent job of framing these things in a satirical way so it makes it accessible. So not only are you talking about some really wonderful things, but you’re also going to pee your pants laughing, it is such an entertaining and beautiful musical. For no other reason come see this show that the theater world has been raving over for 9-10 years. “The Book of Mormon” is at the San Jose Center For The Performing Arts July 11-23, 2017. Tickets are available at broadwaysanjose.com and Ticketmaster.


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Is the federal government’s decision to take INTERIOR DEPARTMENT MULLS Yellowstone’s grizzlies off of the endangered species PRIVATIZATION IN NATIONAL PARKS list good news or bad news for the iconic bear? E r ic Tege t hof f P ubl ic New s S er v ic e HEL E NA , Mont . – Nat iona l pa rk s i n Mont a na a nd a cros s t he c ou nt r y ex pe c t big crowd s a s A mer ic a n s c elebrat e t he Fou r t h of Ju ly a nd su m mer rol l s on a f t er wa rd s. But publ ic-la nd s a dvoc at e s a re c onc er ne d about t he c ombi nat ion of pa rk ma i nt ena nc e ba ck log s t hat now t ot a l more t ha n $11 bi l l ion - a nd pla n s t o sla sh t he Nat iona l Pa rk S er v ic e budge t by ne a rly $400 m i l l ion.

Yellowstone's grizzly bear population has bounced back from dangerously low numbers since the mid-1970s, but environmentalists think the iconic predator of the American West still needs federal protections to be "out of the woods." Photo Credit: Nathan Rupert, FlickrCC

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It depends who you ask. The majority of environmental and wildlife advocates would prefer to keep endangered species protections in place for Yellowstone’s grizzlies, which they consider to be still at risk. Meanwhile, many ranchers, hunters and libertarians applaud the Trump administration’s decision to take the fearsome predator off the list. But why now? According to the National Park Service (NPS), some 690 grizzly bears now roam the greater Yellowstone ecosystem—up from only 136 or so bears in 1975. “The number of females producing cubs in the park has remained relatively stable since 1996, suggesting that the park may be at or near ecological carrying capacity for grizzly bears,” reports NPS. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke considers the delisting decision “very good news for many communities and advocates in the Yellowstone region” and “the culmination of decades of hard work and dedication on the part of state, tribal, federal and private partners.” But the non-profit Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) counters that while grizzly bear numbers in the Greater Yellowstone area may have improved since the animals were first protected in 1975, the bears continue to be isolated from other grizzly populations and are threatened by recent increases in human-caused mortality. Meanwhile, climate change and invasive species have taken a huge toll on two of the bears’ primary food sources, whitebark pine seeds and cutthroat trout, prompting the bears to prey on livestock outside national park borders, leading to increased conflict with livestock ranchers. CBD maintains that drought and climate change are likely to worsen these problems. Recent scientific data showing a decline in the

bears’ population over the past two years as a result of “managed kills” due to livestock conflict, car crashes and poaching support CBD’s claims. The group’s senior attorney, Andrea Santarsiere, says that the Trump administration’s real reason for pushing the delisting is more about appeasing trophy hunters “who want to stick grizzly bear heads on their walls” than about concern over the health of iconic American wildlife populations. “This outrageously irresponsible decision ignores the best available science,” says Santarsiere. “Grizzly conservation has made significant strides, but the work to restore these beautiful bears has a long way to go.” Overall, grizzlies now occupy less than four percent of their historic U.S. range. European settlement led to the decimation of some 50,000 grizzlies that once roamed the western half of the Lower 48. “It’s incredibly disturbing to see the Trump administration end protections for these beloved Yellowstone bears even as their numbers are falling,” says Santarsiere. “This deeply misguided decision just isn't supported by the science, so the Trump administration may be leaving itself vulnerable to a strong legal challenge.” While the Trump administration has not made any noise to date about delisting the other major population of grizzlies in the lower 48 in and around Montana’s Glacier National Park, environmentalists worry that it’s only a matter of time given the relative population stability there too. CONTACTS: NPS Grizzly Bear Ecology, w w w.nps.gov/yell/learn/nature/gbearinfo. htm; Center for Biological Diversity, www. biologicaldiversity.org. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of the nonprofit Earth Action Network. To donate, visit www.earthtalk.org. Send questions to: question@earthtalk.org.

Int er ior S e cre t a r y Rya n Z i n ke ha s sug ge s t e d pr ivat i z i ng c a mpg rou nd s t o help ma ke up t he shor t fa l l. But Ch r i s Sa eger, exe c ut ive d i re c t or of t he We s t er n Va lue s P roje c t , a n ener g ydevelopment wat chdog g roup, say s pr ivat i z i ng of gover n ment ser v ic e s u sua l ly le a d s t o h ig her c os t s. "It i s i n t he i nt ere s t of t he pr ivat e c onc e s siona i re t o ma ke a s much money a s t hey c a n," he say s. "A nd when a lot of pe ople a re v i sit i ng t he se pa rk s , t hey c ou ld probably a f ford t o

cha r ge a pre t t y pen ny." Nat iona l pa rk s, i nclud i ng Gla cier Nat iona l Pa rk , se t re c ord h ig h s for at t end a nc e la s t ye a r. Sa eger say s h i k i ng t he c os t s t o v i sit t hem w i l l close pa rk s of f t o some A mer ic a n s. The Tr u mp Ad m i n i s t rat ion ha s a l so sug ge s t e d open i ng up publ ic la nd s t o more oi l a nd ga s development , t o boos t nat iona l pa rk s' c of fer s. Sa eger d i sag re e s t hat t h i s wou ld help. "It i s i r re spon sible t o g ive f re e rei n t o oi l a nd ga s c ompa n ie s a nd spe cia l i nt ere s t s t o develop t he se la nd s for prof it , wh i le at t he sa me t i me ma k i ng it ha rder for ord i na r y A mer ic a n s t o a c c e s s a n i mpor t a nt pa r t of ou r nat iona l her it age ," he ex pla i n s. Sa eger say s pr ivat e c ompa n ie s a l re a dy ow n oi l a nd ga s le a se s on m i l l ion s of a cre s of publ ic la nd s. They si mply a ren' t a c t i ng on t hem be c au se of h i s t or ic a l ly low oi l pr ic e s. He say s t he ide a t hat la nd s i n t he We s t a re close d of f t o fos si l f uel development i s fa l se.

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