VOLUME 37 ISSUE 28 | WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM | JULY 08-14, 2016
Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR A lot of happenings occur worldwide each day which impact our lives. In this electronic era information is distributed at viral speeds, it is easy to overlook that facts and passion are not enough. A sense of what’s right; what’s wrong; what is possible which includes accepted morals, ethics and values are essential. These days nothing is simple. Consider the recent vote by United Kingdom’s citizens to get out of the European Union (EU). The outcome was unexpected (their constituents favored leaving EU). The people were passionately concerned about protecting their jobs from immigrants; enhancing British national sovereignty and terrorist cells. The public voted to ‘leave the EU’ … and the very next day regretted their decision. WHY? Reality: Beneficial connections to all EU mem-
Dra. Aliza Lifshitz LA RED HISPANA Parece increíble que han pasado cerca de 30 años desde que vi a mi primer paciente con SIDA. En aquel entonces no había mucha esperanza. Fue una epidemia que cambió al mundo. Sin duda ha habido muchos avances, entre ellos la prueba del VIH que es el primer paso para salvar vidas. Desde que se inició la epidemia de VIH/SIDA hasta el 2014, alrededor de 71 millones de personas se habían infectado con el virus. De ellos 34 millones habían fallecido de VIH. Alrededor de 36.9 millones de personas estaban viviendo con el VIH a fines
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
bers. The EU was a major step towards the future establishment of the ‘United States of Europe! EU, since its conceptions, had lowered travel barriers, import-export taxes; facilitated commerce; student exchanges; and personal travel only required ‘one visa’. All this changed with that one polling by citizens who voted to protect their personal interests while neglecting all the beneficial cultural, civic, educational, and commercial activity which improved their lives. The very next day, the world financial institutions trembled with the loss of value caused by projections of doing business with 21 nations rather than one EU. Import-Export business was impacted. Reduced exportation of U.S. goods and services caused the NY Stock Exchange to lose value. The reason the American voter needs to take note is that our current Presidential Election campaign is, in my opinion, a mirror image happening here within our 50 states wherein one may travel and do commerce in all 50 states under one federal standard of governance having monitoring, regulatory and licensing authority. Would the ‘smaller government’ proposed by Re-
publican conservatives permit that? Today, the U.S. Constitution, adapted progressively after the U.S. Declaration of Independence (adapted July 4, 1776... only some 240 years ago) contains the the Christian ideals held by the Founding Fathers. Of great importance are the first ten amendments, known as the “Bill of Rights”...similar to the Decalogue (10 Commandments)...where the basic rules of human interaction, ownership of property, and the setting of limits to government at all levels is stated. It is these ideals which are being undermined and weakened by the endless erosion by those who want to update ‘American ideals’. DARK MONEY currently has the visible upper hand because with a few bucks here or there, the votes of legislators at all levels of governance are influenced. Conservative forces advocate smaller government, the privatization of social security, health care, and having almost no civic oversight and monitoring of any and all commerce. Two political forces are in a contest in America today. The Conservatives (i.e., Republi-
En Estados Unidos, los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades (CDC) estiman que, a fines del 2012, 1.2 millones de personas de 13 años y mayores, vivían con el VIH, incluyendo a 156,300 personas (12.8%) que estaban infectadas y que no lo sabían porque no se habían diagnosticado.
Además, deberías hacerte la prueba si has tenido una enfermedad de transmisión sexual, relaciones sexuales con hombres que han tenido relaciones con hombres sin protección, con alguien que ha usado drogas o con alguien que no conocías, si has tenido varias parejas sexuales, compartido agujas o jeringas o si estás embarazada (ya que si sabes que estás infectada podrías tomar medicinas que protejan a tu bebé).
La prueba del VIH debería ser parte de un examen médico regular entre los 15 y los 65 años. Aunque los adolescentes más jóvenes y los adultos mayores de los 65 también deberían hacerse la prueba del VIH.
La prueba también se recomienda en el recién nacido de una mujer embarazada en quien se desconoce si es VIH positivo o no y en los casos de violación. En Estados Unidos siempre se hace en los casos de donación de órganos y sangre.
del 2014 en todo el mundo, aunque variaba mucho por país, según la Organización Mundial de la Salud.
cans, especially their presumptive Presidential Candidate, Donald J. Trump) want to ‘cut new deals’; “Make America Great Again” (at a time when America is the only WORLD POWER capable of doing so many things currently ‘stonewalled’ in the U.S. Congress under Republican’s conservative ideology. The other political organization, the Democratic Party, also has its share of ‘special interests’. It’s presumptive Presidential Candidate, Hillary Clinton, is being faulted for acceptance of large fees for short speeches; for the use of a personal email system which handled 110 items of ‘classified’ information (out of a total of 30,000 emails); and for the development of that non-profit Foundation which accepted funds from ‘foreign interests’. An ‘outsider’, Senator Bernie Sanders, is the only presidential candidate, who has consistently presented issues which impact the 95% of Americans who have experienced their living standard drop since 1975 as an outcome of stagnant wages, union-busting, voter suppression via gerrymandering, etc. This coming Tuesday, November 8, 2016 all the bicker-
¿Qué pasa después de la prueba? Si estás infectado(a), puedes iniciar un tratamiento que te ayude a extender tu longevidad y a disminuir las posibilidades de infectar a otros. Si la prueba es negativa, puedes aprender cómo mantenerte sano. Te puedes hacer la prueba con tu médico, en una clínica o en uno de los departamentos de salud de tu área. Lo importante es que te la hagas. El hecho de que haya estado negativa en el pasado o de que te sientas bien no significa que no te puedas haber infectado, especialmente si estás en un grupo de riesgo.
ing, charge & countercharges will end when the American people cast their ballots. Before then, I would hope that the candidates discuss their concepts of American Ideals because in the final analysis, facts and opinions are not enough. What is needed is the expression of a plan wherein more of us have opportunities to earn a better living; earn a living wage; not be stigmatized by race, color, religious beliefs or national origin. It is these ideals which attract immigrants to enjoy freedom and security. It’s called meritocracy. Both Republican and Democratic candidates need to address their commitment to protect, foster, and develop the basic American ideals which are already enumerated the the current U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. If, WE, THE PEOPLE, demand and support with our votes those elected officials who will continue to refine the ideals and values which enable us to live together in peace, do commerce, and enjoy life, then we will have achieved several good things: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The current political discourse must get beyond ‘facts’ and ‘passions’.
Lo más importante es que la prueba no sólo te proporciona mayor posibilidad de que tengas una esperanza de vida normal, también reduce tu riesgo de enfermedad a más de la mitad. El VIH/SIDA dejó de ser una condena de muerte. Por ti, tu familia y tu comunidad ¡vale la pena que te hagas la prueba del VIH! Para más información de la prueba del VIH visita http://www.laredhispana. org/detengamosvih. Para escuchar los podcasts de la Dra Aliza visita: http:// www.laredhispana.org/vidaysalud y visita su página en www.VidaySalud.com.
P.O. Box 1990 San Jose, CA 95109 99 North First Street, Suite 100 San Jose, CA 95113 PUBLISHER Angelica Rossi email@example.com PUBLISHER EMERITUS Hilbert Morales firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISING & SALES DIRECTOR Angelica Rossi email@example.com SALES Jusitn Rossi firstname.lastname@example.org MANAGING EDITOR Arturo Hilario email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org CONTRIBUTORS Jusitn Rossi Mario Jimenez Hector Curriel OP-ED Hilbert Morales email@example.com LEGAL NOTICES Erica Marie Najar firstname.lastname@example.org ACCOUNTING Erica Marie Najar email@example.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER & ILLUSTRATOR
ABOUT US El Observador was founded in 1980 to serve the informational needs of the Hispanic community in the San Francisco Bay Area with special focus on San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be transmitted or reproduced by any form or by any means, this includes photo copying, recording or by any informational storage and retrevial systems, electronic or mechanical without express written consent of the publishers. Opinions expressed in El Observador by persons submitting articles are not necessarily the opinions of the publishers.
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
education entitlements. This individual was reported by me to his District Agency’s Director. He had ‘discouraged’ several veterans of color to not go to college...for which they had met all admissions requirements.
Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR RACISM, as such, will never be eliminated. The best we can hope for is to create a social environment in which it is minimized and rendered harmless. But, racism, by its very nature is harmful, based upon ignorance, fear and a need to ‘feel superior’ or be in control. Racism is immoral, unethical, and violates several Christian dogmas. THE SELF APPOINTED GATEKEEPER: This is the racist individual who was a V.A. administrator (1949) who asked me, when I applied for my GI Bill Education entitlements, “Are you college material?” My response was to ask him for the meaning of this query. While he was expressing his desire ‘to save the government money’, I asked him if he was an appointed university admissions officer. When he replied ‘No’, I asked him to do his job, process my GI Bill education papers which I would need at the university as evidence that I was qualified to receive GI Bill
U.S. GYMNASTICS TRIALS: OPENING CEREMONIES Fri July 8, 2016 / 2:30pm Downtown San Jose Autumn Street San Jose, CA
GREATER TUNA Fri July 8, 2016 / 8pm Northside Theatre Company 848 E William St San Jose, CA $17 - $22
U.S. GYMNASTICS WATCH PARTY Fri July 8, 2016 / 6pm Arena Green East N Autumn St San Jose, CA
VALY CONCERT Sun July 10, 2016 / 6pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $50 - $150
SOULSTICE Fri July 8, 2016 / 7pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $35 - $60
2ND MONDAYS AT CREATV Mon July 11, 2016 / 6:30pm CreaTV San Jose 255 W Julian St San Jose, CA Free Lunch in the Park Tue July 12, 2016 / 11am St James Park St James Park, San Jose CA Free`
CHINMAYA NAADA BINDU FESTIVAL Fri July 8, 2016 / 7pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA $30 - $100 Wild Party Fri July 8, 2016 / 8pm The Stage Theater Company 490 S 1st St San Jose, CA Prices vary
DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET PRESENTED BY KAISER Every Friday, May 6 – November 18, 2016 / 10am – 2pm San Pedro Street Downtown San Jose, CA
Gatekeepers are everywhere. When I reported to my appointment as a staff chemist, a department head approached me to ask “Are you a Mexican?”...Yes, was my reply. “Well then, you should know that it is our firm’s policy not to hire Mexicans.” Fortunately, the person who had hired me came up the corridor where this brief conversation was occurring. So, I introduced my “gate-keeper” questioner to the individual who was my appointment authority while briefly relating what had transpired. My boss asked me to leave...and then proceeded to reprimand this ‘gatekeeper’. Again, that gatekeeper was discharged shortly thereafter for being incompetent. In his fear, he had tried to limit his job competition to caucasian competitors. Racism, bias, prejudice and nationalism will always exist. However, in our American society, where our founding governance documents proclaims that ‘men are all equal’ (under the law) and each of us has the right to pursue ‘live and liberty’, it is essential that our society identify ‘racial gatekeepers’. They do exist in professional organizations (unions, schools, companies). They can be and must be identified and neutralized. That may only happen if the recipient of ‘racist remarks’ has some degree of personal emotional knee-jerk reaction control, and in his/her mind, accurately records what transpired and reports the incident to the appropriate authority...today that could be the corporate official in charge of achievement of ‘labor force diversity’.
COMMUNITY / CALENDAR
If the gatekeeper is not identified through submittal of credible comments (specify date, time, place, and content accurately), then that ‘gatekeeper’ stays in place where he/ she holds back the development of an accepting and receptive society. It is not enough to experience and report racism incidents. One has to look inward into oneself to remove the tendency to use racist terms which do exist and today are very subtle. I never confront a suspected racist…rather I have learned to ask “Is it possible for us to have a fair & honest relationship?” Racists will invariably deny being racists. Racism need not be confused with ‘not liking’ a person...or not wanting to socialize or associate with an individual. Each of us has our own ‘likes and dislikes’...mine is ignorance; an unwillingness to share essential information already in the public domaine. Racism is abrasive and requires a level of alertness and awareness to locate or identify. In this Silicon Valley community, certain firms and organizations find ways to keep professional persons of color from full achievements in their profession...and that is very wrong or even destructive. If you are a racist, learn to be tolerant; to keep your racists thoughts to yourself; and to allow others to rise to professional achievement levels based on their knowledge, experience, and merit. It is the least a racist may do. Learn to be considerate, kind, and ‘let us live and let live’...I am not asking anyone to ‘like me’...just do not feel that you (the racist) has a right to control, define, and assign me my role in this meritorious society.
SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST 2016 Aug 12-14, 2016 / various times Downtown San Jose Downtown area, 12 stages San Jose, CA Prices Vary 2016 SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS Ongoing Theatre on San Pedro Two week long camps $255 - $495 http://www.tabardtheatre.org/youth/ index.html TODRICK HALL PRESENTS STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Wed July 13, 2016 / 8pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA $25 - $100 KID NUNEZ:FAMILIA FUND RAISER ART AUCTION/SHOW AND SHINE Saturday July 16th 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm 4th Street Bowl 1441 N 1st Street San Jose CA 95112
ON THE GO? Read us online!
visit electronic edition and dowload our editions.
Santa Clara County Office of Education
SCCOE San Jose CALIFORNIA Nineteen high school students from the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) Migrant Education Program visited our nation’s capital from June 12 to 18 as part of the Close Up “Program for New Americans.” The program consists of a week-long trip to Washington D.C., including a visit to the Lincoln Memorial and a viewing of the nation’s three founding documents: the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. According to Carlos Acosta, the SCCOE’s Migrant Education Program (MEP) Manager, the program is designed to “promote democracy and give students an opportunity
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
to learn about government.” Acosta said the trip’s highlights “included a visit to Representative Mike Honda’s office, meeting Senator Elizabeth Warren, and running into the Prince of Saudi Arabia in the hallway on the way to the House of Representatives gallery.” Participants engage in government through Mock Presidential Elections and Congress debates, in addition to learning about immigration, civil rights, and the citizen’s role in shaping policy. Other events include visiting major historic sites, universities, and witnessing the Senate and House of Representatives in action. The SCCOE’s MEP serves nearly 2,000 students aged 3-21. The goal of this program is to “provide supplemental services to support Migrant students meet the academic standards of local school districts.”
Assemblyman Hadley honors the Torrance Education Foundation with the 2016 66th Assembly District Nonprofit of the Year Award
Foundation honored at a celebration for California Nonprofits Day
SACRAMENTO – Last week Assemblyman David Hadley, R-Torrance, honored the Torrance Education Foundation as the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year for the 66th Assembly District at a celebration of California Nonprofits Day at the State Capitol. “I’m proud to recognize the Torrance Education Foundation as the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year,” said Hadley. “Their work has helped Torrance students receive a 21st century education. They work tirelessly to provide our students with the extra support they need to go to college and prepare for great careers. “Not only does the Torrance Education Foundation do a terrific job in its own right,” added Hadley, “but I chose them to show my support for all of our education foundations in the South Bay. The South Bay is the South Bay because of our high-quality public
schools, and our education foundations are essential to making our schools among the best in the state. Thank you to TEF Executive Director Susan Swinburne for coming to the Capitol to be recognized!” The Torrance Education Foundation has helped support the education of Torrance Unified School District students since 1992. In that time, the foundation has contributed more than $4 million to support the Torrance Unified School District and its students. The foundation raises funds for college scholarships and teacher grants, and buys necessary classroom equipment. In addition, the foundation operates the South Bay Enrichment Academy, a summer school program that helps more than 2,000 children in the Torrance area to improve their classroom performance and prepare for college. California Nonprofits Day was formally proclaimed by the State Legislature through the passage of Assembly Concurrent Resolution 192. Assemblyman David Hadley represents the 66th Assembly District, which includes the South Bay communities of Torrance, Gardena, Lomita, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, and portions of Los Angeles.
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
Bill allows Santa Clara to go forward with innovative affordable housing project
BPT As temperatures rise, so do the number of Americans planning to get away. In fact, three-fourths of consumers plan to pack their bags this summer and head out on vacation, according to recent surveys.
Van Cleve explains that several banks, such as USAA Bank, allow you to skip the phone call and alert them of your travel plans through their mobile app or online account. Myth No. 2: Foreign transaction fees are unavoidable
If you are like most, you plan to fund at least a portion of your summer travel on a credit card. According to Experian, credits cards are used more often than cash or debit cards across all types of vacation purchases.
Most credit cards charge a fee for foreign transactions when traveling abroad, but Van Cleve says that you do not have to settle for this added expense. Banks, like USAA, and some credit card companies have eliminated foreign transaction fees for some of their cardholders.
“When used responsibly, a credit card can be a great way to help keep your wallet secure, reduce fees and make the most out of rewards while traveling,” says Mikel Van Cleve, director of personal financial planning with USAA Bank. “However, there are some common myths about credit cards and travel that may keep some consumers from maximizing their card’s benefits.” Van Cleve sets the record straight about three common travel-related credit card myths: Myth No. 1: Don’t notify your credit card company When it comes to whether you should tell your credit card company you’re embarking on a trip, some banks say yes, others say no. Van Cleve recommends always taking the extra precaution to let your bank know where you will be traveling if it’s for more than just a quick trip, especially if you’re traveling somewhere new or overseas. Adding travel notifications can help minimize the chances of your account being blocked or flagged for unusual activity. It will also allow your bank to better monitor your account and notify you if there is any suspicious activity while you are away.
Van Cleve recommends checking with your card provider to see if your credit cards offer no foreign transaction fees. While it may seem like a small cost to pay, he notes that these fees - which range from 1-3 percent of your purchase - can quickly add-up during a week-long trip away. Myth No. 3: Last minute travel changes will always cost you Nervous that your trip may get canceled last minute? In addition to zero-liability protection in the event your card is lost or stolen, Van Cleve explains that booking travel with a credit card is a smart way to protect yourself from other unpredictable events. Some credit cards offer trip insurance and will refund you for the cancellation. For example, USAA’s VISA Signature card offers cardholders trip cancellation and interruption insurance that will reimburse you up to $1,500 for purchases made on the card. Before booking your trip, Van Cleve recommends familiarizing yourself with your credit card’s full range of perks. You might even be eligible for hotel upgrades, delayed baggage insurance, price protection, priority boarding, rental car discounts and more.
Sacramento – The Assembly Accountability and Administrative Review Committee Thursday June 30th approved with bipartisan support an urgency bill by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to modify the terms of a sale between the Department of General Services and the Santa Clara Housing Authority to allow an affordable housing project to move forward in the city of Santa Clara. “This is a critical site that will provide affordable senior housing, veteran housing, low and moderate rentals, with an urban farm component and additional market rate units,” said Wieckowski, a member of the Senate’s Transportation and Housing Committee. “By revising the terms of the agreement, this development can go forward and the community will have an innovative ‘agrihood’ that matches well with the history of this location as the previous site of an agricultural research extension center.”
In 2005, the Santa Clara Redevelopment Agency agreed to purchase the property, which was the former site of the University of California’s Bay Area Research and Extension Center (BAREC). The Core Companies was selected by the city council last fall to develop the site. Neighborhood activists spearheaded the push for the agrihood component, an urban farm within the development, to bring together the multi-generational residents who will reside at the site. “The people of Santa Clara have been working to see affordable housing built on the former BAREC site for over 10 years,” Santa Clara Vice-Mayor Teresa O’Neill said. “We greatly appreciate the leadership of Senator Bob Wieckowski in authoring SB 680, which will allow our residents, city staff, and our development partner, The Core Companies, sufficient time to design a project that includes affordable housing for all ages and veterans, along with an innovative urban agriculture component. We look forward to Senator Wieckowski celebrating with Santa Clara at the groundbreaking of this project.” Senator Wieckowski represents the 10th Senate District, which includes northeast Santa Clara County and southern Alameda County.
Acompáñenos en una reunión pública comunitaria South County Power Connect Conozca más sobre el proyecto y exprese su opinión. Pacific Gas and Electric Company está organizando tres reuniones públicas sobre South County Power Connect, un proyecto propuesto que incluye la construcción de una nueva subestación y dos líneas de transmisión nuevas para ayudar a garantizar la confiabilidad eléctrica en Morgan Hill, Gilroy y el sur del Condado de Santa Clara. Haciendo seguimiento a los comentarios recibidos de comunicaciones anteriores con la comunidad y junto con los resultados ambientales, PG&E está regresando a la comunidad para presentar opciones de sitios para la subestación y corredores refinados para las líneas de transmisión. Los miembros del equipo del proyecto estarán en su comunidad para hablar de los detalles del proyecto, responder preguntas y recolectar sus comentarios.
Tres oportunidades para asistir: 18 de julio de 2016 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
18 de julio de 2016 4:30–7 p.m.
19 de julio de 2016 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, Hiram Room
Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, Hiram Room
Gilroy Senior Center 7371 Hanna St., Gilroy, CA 95020
17000 Monterey Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037
17000 Monterey Rd., Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Acompáñenos en cualquier momento dentro de los tiempos mencionados anteriormente. Encuentre más información en pge.com/southcountypc o llame al 1-888-743-0145. “PG&E” se refiere a Pacific Gas and Electric Company, una subsidiaria de PG&E Corporation. ©2016 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Todos los derechos reservados.
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
NAPS Greg (not his real name) was worried when he noticed Heather (not her real name) did not show up to teach her Sunday school class at their church. Skipping a commitment was out of character for his normally reliable and responsible friend. Knowing that Heather had been struggling with depression, Greg texted her to see how she was doing. Heather replied, indicating that she was really struggling—she was having a mental health crisis. Greg had recently completed a Mental Health First Aid course and knew there were specific actions he could take to help Heather. Mental Health First Aid is a mental health literacy program in which everyday people can learn the signs and symptoms of behavioral health problems and crises, as well as ways to support those who are facing crises, and where to refer them for appropriate professional care. A growing trend, more than half a million people have already been taught to be “first responders” in mental health. These training programs, offered nationwide in schools, community centers, churches and other organizations, are supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
KNTV/KSTS-SAN JOSE, SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND
Comunidad Del Valle Con: Damian Trujillo
Equipped with the lessons he had learned, Greg decided to visit Heather. When he arrived at her apartment, it was clear that Heather wasn’t doing well. She was unusually reserved and quiet, and though she said she wanted to tell her friend how she was feeling, she couldn’t find the right words. To further assess the situation and how he could help, Greg asked Heather to sit down and encouraged her to talk with him. Seeing his friend in distress was not easy, but Greg drew on some of the skills he learned in Mental Health First Aid training. He went through the recommended steps of helping someone experiencing a crisis with Heather. During their talk, Greg actively listened as she tried to express her feelings, made sure she wasn’t at risk of hurting herself, and suggested self-care practices such as breathing techniques and exercising. After talking for a while, she seemed to feel better. Greg also helped Heather come up with a plan to get professional support from her counseling center on her campus. Heather is one of the more than 20 percent of young adults, aged 18 to 25, who have had a mental health condition in the past year, according to the National Survey
on Drug Use and Health report, published annually by SAMHSA. Even celebrities who seemingly have it all can be affected. For instance, actress Brittany Snow and singer and actress Demi Lovato have both spoken openly about their own mental health challenges in an effort to improve public awareness and lessen obstacles to obtaining help. Snow was awarded a SAMHSA Voice Award for developing the Love is Louder movement with The Jed Foundation, a program that has helped individuals, campuses and communities address behavioral health challenges nationwide. Similarly, Lovato received special recognition at SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event for speaking openly of her mental health challenges and her need for support, and raising awareness of mental health issues affecting young adults. For people of all ages who are experiencing a mental health problem or crisis, Mental Health First Aid can provide valuable, initial support. It is a critical starting point to supporting someone in crisis and referring to treatment, if needed. Community members who want to be prepared to help friends, family members and neighbors who may experience mental health concerns can sign up for a Mental Health First Aid course at http://mentalhealthfirstaid.org.
Five Steps in Mental Health First Aid Mental Health First Aid teaches critical steps for helping a person in crisis. These five steps will help you assess the situation and determine the best way to help: •Assess risk of self-harm or suicide •Listen without judgment •Reassure and provide helpful information •Encourage professional support •Suggest self-care techniques.
To learn more about Mental Health First Aid, visit http://in tegration.samhsa.gov/mentalhealth-first-aid. Additional information on mental health and wellness can be found at http://samhsa.gov. More than half a million Americans have learned to be “first responders” for friends and relatives having mental health problems—you can, too.
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
FAMILY FEATURES Los sabores livianos y refrescantes son la solución perfecta para una comida de verano. A medida que la temperatura sube, lleve al próximo nivel su rol como anfitrión este verano con un ingrediente secreto que es tan bonito como sabroso. Solas o en una receta, las uvas de California son una forma deliciosa y saludable de aportar un sabor refrescante a la mesa veraniega. Deliciosas como un fresco aperitivo, las uvas también son una gran opción si prepara un menú para sus invitados, ya que combinan bien con muchos otros ingredientes. Puede sorprenderse de todas las combinaciones de sabores y texturas que puede lograr, desde platos principales a guarniciones e incluso postres. Impresione a sus invitados con esta sabrosa gama que ofrecen las uvas, que incluyen un filete de entraña a la parrilla, una clásica ensalada extra fresca y un sorbete dulce y a la vez salado y sabroso.
PORCIONES: 1 3 hojas de albahaca, partidas, y más adicionales para adornar 5 uvas verdes de California, cortadas a la mitad, más adicionales para adornar 2 onzas de ginebra 1/4 onza de Essencia 1 onza de jugo de limón 1 onza de jarabe simple hielo En una coctelera, mezclar sin romper la albahaca y las uvas con la ginebra. Agregar la Essencia, el jugo de limón y el jarabe simple y sacudir suavemente. Colóquelo en un vaso de trago corto lleno de hielo. Decorar con hojas de albahaca y hacer flotar dos uvas en la parte superior. Sirva. Información nutricional por porción: 229 calorías, 0 g de proteína, 24 g de carbohidratos, 0 g de grasa, 0 mg de colesterol, 1 mg de sodio, 0.3 g de fibra. Ideas fáciles para una fiesta de verano Planifique la fiesta de verano perfecta con estos consejos fáciles y divertidos: • Cree una disposición acogedora de los asientos, con cojines y una amplia sombra para que los invitados puedan reír y charlar con comodidad hasta que baje el sol. • Asegúrese de crear toques de color con su vajilla y alimentos. Disponibles en tres colores vibrantes rojo, verde y negro - las uvas pueden ser un hermoso centro de mesa y agregar color a cualquier menú que ofrezca.
• Cuando necesita un aperitivo sencillo, las uvas son lo mejor que puede haber. Maduras y listas cuando las trae a casa, enjuáguelas, colóquelas en un bello cuenco y tiene un centro de mesa comestible en cuestión de segundos. •A medida que el día da paso a la noche, mantenga alto el estado de ánimo festivo añadiendo un poco de luz ambiental. Las juguetonas linternas de papel o las guirnaldas de luces de navidad blancas o de color dan un toque lúdico a las fiestas después del anochecer.
1 filete de entraña (2 libras) sal kosher pimienta negra recién molida 1 1/2 cucharada de vinagre de vino tinto 1 cucharada de chalotes picados 1/4 cucharada de mostaza tipo Dijon 1/4 taza de aceite de oliva extra virgen 2 manojos (8 tazas) de berro, cortado 1/2 taza de Stilton u otro queso azul desmenuzado 2 tazas de uvas rojas de California, cortadas a la mitad Caliente la parrilla al máximo y coloque aceite en la parrilla. Espolvoree el filete con sal y pimienta. En una licuadora pequeña o procesador de alimentos, combine el vinagre, los chalotes, la mostaza y el aceite de oliva para preparar el aderezo. Sazone con sal y pimienta y triture hasta que quede una preparación suave. Ase el filete hasta que alcance los 130 F para que quede jugoso, cerca de 6-7 minutos por lado. Colóquelo en la tabla de cortar y déjelo reposar 5 minutos. En un tazón grande, combine el berro, la sal, la pimienta y suficiente aderezo para cubrirlo. Rebane finamente el filete de manera que el cuchillo haga un ángulo de 45 grados con el mismo y colóquelo en el plato. Cubra con los berros, el Stilton y las uvas, y sírvalo con el aderezo adicional. Información nutricional por porción: 376 calorías, 29 g de proteína, 10 g de carbohidratos, 24 g de grasa (57 % de las calorías de la grasa), 8.5 g de grasas saturadas (20 % de las calorías de las grasas saturadas), 73 mg de colesterol, 299 mg de sodio y 8 g de fibra.
Carros móviles de metal para vendedores, tamaños pequeño y grande Para venta: carros de metal móvil, tamaño 2 x 3 x 3 pies o 4x3.5x3 pies. Se pueden usar para ventas ambulantes o exhibición del alimentos. Estamos pidiendo $1,480 (para el carro de tamaño pequeño); $1,697 ( para el carro de tamaño mediano) o mejor oferta. Por favor llame a Katherine al (408) 471-9251.
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
Mientras California Anticipa Otra Temporada de Incendios Forestales muy Activa San Fransisco CALIFORNIA Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) inició patrullajes aéreos diarios contra incendios a lo largo de cientos de millas en su área de servicio, con el fin de apoyar a las agencias estatales y locales en la detección temprana y respuesta a incendios durante este verano. Los patrullajes, que continuarán hasta octubre, ocurrirán sobre muchas zonas propensas a incendios en el área de servicio de PG&E, que incluye las Montañas de Sierra Nevada al norte y centro de California, el Condado Mendocino y a lo largo de las Costas Centrales y de Redwood. Durante el 2015, el segundo año de patrullaje, los aviones de PG&E detectaron 146 incendios y en 25 ocasiones fue PG&E la primera en reportar estos incendios al CAL FIRE (por sus siglas en inglés) o el Servicio Forestal de los Estados Unidos. La detección temprana de humo o fuego le permitió a esas agencias responder de una manera más rápida y precisa, y apagar los incendios antes de que se propagaran. PG&E financia los patrullajes diarios contra incendios, como parte de su plan integral de respuesta a emergencias por sequía. Mediante el uso de aeronaves de ala fija, los rastreadores de incendios operan a lo largo de cinco rutas •De Redding a Auburn en la Sierra Norte •De Auburn a Auberry en la Sierra Central
•De Vacaville a Santa Maria cerca de la costa del •Condado Mendocino •Condados Shasta, Humboldt, Glenn, Colusa y Lake, al oeste del Río Sacramento (adherido en 2016)
Las patrullas sobrevolarán siete días a la semana, desde mediados de la tarde hasta el anochecer, durante horas diurnas, cuando los incendios forestales son más propensos a iniciarse, producto del clima cálido y seco en su punto más alto. En los días, cuando el potencial de incendios forestales se intensifique y se emitan las advertencias de bandera roja, PG&E realizará patrullajes terrestres especiales de manejo de vegetación y añadirá patrullajes aéreos en las áreas designadas con bandera roja.
Los patrullajes serán coordinados por operaciones aéreas de PG&E. Los equipos de rastreo reportarán cualquier indicio de humo o fuego que detecten a PG&E, CAL FIRE y el Departamento de Servicios Forestales de Estados Unidos. (US Forest Service, por sus siglas en inglés), si se encuentran en terreno federal. “PG&E está comprometida a continuar con este exitoso programa de patrullaje aéreo al trabajar en conjunto con agencias federales estatales y locales para mitigar la creciente amenaza de incendios forestales, ya que vemos un alto índice de mortalidad de árboles, causado por una de las sequías más severas en la historia del estado. Exhortamos a todos nuestros clientes a estar preparados y a tener un plan en caso de emer-
gencias”, dijo Barry Anderson, vicepresidente de Distribución Eléctrica de PG&E. “Los impactos de la sequía a largo plazo, en combinación con los importantes daños provocados por el escarabajo de corteza, son una gran preocupación al entrar una vez más al pico de la temporada de incendios forestales de California. CAL FIRE tiene un programa aéreo de lucha contra incendios muy fuerte, que apoya nuestros equipos terrestres en su esfuerzo por mantener el 95 por ciento de los incendios en 10 acres o menos. El patrullaje proactivo de PG&E intensifica nuestros esfuerzos. Reportar los incendios forestales es responsabilidad de todos, y nadie debe asumir que alguien más, ya lo hizo. Agradecemos el trabajo de investigación y evaluación que PG&E hace desde el aire, en busca del origen de potenciales incendios, especialmente en aquellas zonas más afectadas por una mortalidad de árboles sin precedentes “, dijo Dave Teter, subdirector de Protección Contra Incendios de CAL FIRE. Adicionalmente a sus patrullajes aéreos diarios para detección de incendios, PG&E lleva a cabo patrullajes terrestres intensivos en circuitos eléctricos específicos para inspeccionar y eliminar árboles muertos o deteriorados, que podrían caer en los cables del tendido eléctrico y originar un incendio. PG&E también apoya la campaña de concientización pública de CAL FIRE “Prepare for Bark Beetle” (“Prepárese para el Escarabajo
de Corteza’). Este mes PG&E llevará el mensaje a 4 millones de clientes en sus sobres de facturación impresa. Adicionalmente, 1.7 millones de consumidores que reciben facturas electrónicas recibirán un documento adjunto a su factura. Los árboles muertos son un peligro extremo para los incendio, ya que permiten que los incendios forestales se propaguen rápidamente. Informes recientes indican que California es hogar de unos 29 millones de árboles muertos o a punto de morir. Si tiene árboles muertos o moribundos en su propiedad deben ser removidos. Póngase en contacto con PG&E antes de remover árboles muertos que estén ubicados cerca de cables eléctricos. Usted puede conocer más acerca del escarabajo de corteza, y sobre cómo eliminar los árboles muertos en su propiedad, a través de la iniciativa de educación pública de CAL FIRE Ready for Wildfire
Acerca de PG&E Pacific Gas and Electric Company filial de PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), es una de las compañías más grandes de servicios públicos combinados de gas y electricidad en los Estados Unidos. Con sede en San Francisco, y más de 20,000 empleados, la compañía suministra una de las energías más limpias de la nación a cerca de 16 millones de personas en el norte y el centro de California. Para más información, visite www.pge.com/epanol y www. pge.com/en/about/newsroom/index.page
Santa Clara County Joins Data-Driven Justice Initiative to Enhance Local Efforts to Address Pretrial Detention Rates of the Mentally Ill and the Chronically Homeless Santa Clara County CALIFORNIA The County of Santa Clara has joined the White House-led Data-Driven Justice Initiative that will focus on how local governments leverage data to develop solutions to better serve high utilizers of health and criminal justice systems, and to reduce the population of pretrial detainees in local jails, especially the mentally ill and homeless. The initiative complements local efforts already underway to better serve some of Santa Clara County’s most vulnerable populations. “We are honored to be selected as one of 67 jurisdictions across the nation to lead the President’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative in local communities,” said Board President Dave Cortese. “The initiative will complement the innovative work already happening in Santa Clara County to find solutions to reduce chronic homelessness and high pretrial detention rates for those who cannot afford bond.” President Obama’s Data-Driven Justice Initiative (DDJ) is a coalition of city, county, and state governments who have committed to using data-driven strategies to divert lowrisk defendants with mental illness out of the criminal-justice system and to changing approaches to pretrial detention. In Santa Clara County, approximately 74% of the 3,500 average daily jail population are individuals held in pretrial detention. And of that pretrial detention group, 620 are for misdemeanor offenses. The daily cost to house an inmate is $204 per day compared to $15 to $25 a day with pretrial supervision outside of jail. “The inability to pay money should not be the reason why a low-risk defendant spends time in jail,” said Deputy County Executive Garry Herceg, who attended the Data Driven Justice Initiative Community Workshop in Washington D.C. on June 13. “Data-driven strategies will help us divert low-level defendants with mental illness out of the criminal justice system and effectively transform our approach to housing defendants before going to trial.” The Data-Driven Justice Initiative will be leveraged to build upon current local efforts to serve the same population in the Santa Clara County criminal justice System. The
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
County’s Jail Diversion and Behavioral Health Subcommittee of the Re-Entry Network was formed in March to identify ways that Santa Clara County can divert low-level, nonviolent offenders with mental illness and/or substance use away from jails toward more appropriate community-based treatment. “Low-risk defendants and chronically homeless experience a revolving door of reoffending and returning to jail,” said Supervisor Cindy Chavez, who co-chairs the Jail Diversion and Behavioral Health Subcommittee of the ReEntry Network. “This collaboration with the White House and other partners will help us apply best practices to help high utilizers get the treatment they need and break the cycle of re-incarceration.” The County is already utilizing data analytics as part of its 2015 Pay-for-Success initiative “Project Welcome Home,” which will provide community-based clinical services and permanent supportive housing to 150200 chronically homeless individuals who are currently frequent users of the County’s emergency rooms, acute mental health facilities and jail. The County partnered with Palo Alto-based software and services company Palantir, to build an analytics platform that will help Project Welcome Home partners – the County, Abode Services, and UC San Francisco - identify those most costly and needy clients in the County’s health and criminal justice systems. High utilizers of the County’s safety-net facilities are identified, with their consent, by analyzing data from the local criminal justice system, health and hospital systems (mental health, substance abuse treatment, inpatient and emergency hospitals), Homelessness Management Information System (HMIS) and Abode’s ongoing case management and lease tracking system. As a White House Initiative partner, the County has committed to applying the following data-driven strategies locally: *combining data from across criminal justice and health systems to identify the individuals with the highest number of contacts with police, ambulance, emergency departments, and other services, and, leverage existing resources to link them to health, behavioral health, and social services in the community; *equipping law enforcement and first responders to enable more rapid deployment of tools, approaches, and other innovations they need to safely and more effectively respond to people in mental health crisis, and divert people with high needs to identified service providers instead of arrest; and *working towards using objective, data-driv-
en, validated risk assessment tools to inform the safe release of low-risk defendants from jails in order to reduce the jail population held pretrial.
Santa Clara County Facts:
Average daily jail population (2016): 3,500 (3,589 – 6/29/16) Approximate cost of housing an inmate in jail: $204 per day *Approximate cost of pretrial supervision outside of the jail: between $15 and $25 per
Compra un producto y llevate el otro GRATIS en la linea Mirada Provence! La linea Mirada Provence es hecha en Francia y es de la mejor calidad!
day. *Individuals held in pretrial detention – 74% of jail population (6/29/16) *Pre-sentence misdemeanor defendants: 369 (285 men, 84 women) *Pre-sentence felony defendants: 2,264 (2,061 men, 203 women) *Sentenced misdemeanor defendants: 250 (218 men, 32 women) *Sentenced felony defendants: 684 (580 men, 109 women)
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE A new law requires California doctors to have access to the state’s database that tracks prescriptions for opioid painkillers.(dodgerton skillhause/morguefile)
Almaden Kitchen & Granite Inc. 2143 S.10th St., San Jose, CA 95112
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - All doctors in California must be registered for access to the state’s prescription database. It’s part of an effort to stop drug-addicted patients from “doctor shopping” to get pain pills. The law went into effect on Friday July 1st. The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System, also known as CURES, lets doctors track any prescriptions for controlled substances a patient has filled in California within the past year. At Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Anna Lembke, chief of addiction medicine, said there were more opioid-related deaths in the U.S. in 2014 than ever before so it’s important for doctors to check for multiple prescriptions.
• Gabinetes para Cocina y Baño 50% de descuento •Pisos de Madera, Laminados, y Azulejos desde .59¢ per sq. ft. •Juego de bañera de 3 Paneles de Piedra Cultivada $299/set • Granito y Quarzo $99 • Fregaderos y Campanas de Cocina from desde $72
Material de Construcción de Venta al por Mayor y al por Menor
“We need to know that’s happening, so that we can identify if those patients are at risk to accidentally overdose, or if those patients may be developing an addiction,” she explained. “And then, we can try to get them the proper help.”
The database will tell the doctor whether a patient has prescriptions for painkillers (such as Vicodin or Oxycontin) alongside benzodiazepenes (such as Valium or Xanax), a combination that can be fatal when mixed. However, the database is useless if doctors don’t consult it. Another proposal still in committee, Senate Bill 482, would force doctors to check the database before issuing a prescription for a controlled substance. Lembke said doctors have slowed the pace of pain-pill prescriptions in recent years, but noted the numbers still are very high. “In 2014, there were more than 240 million prescriptions written for opioid painkillers,” she said. “So, we’re still using these medications quite often, and we need to really move toward a non-opioid alternative for pain.” Doctors’ groups have objected to SB 482, saying it would take away from patient care if physicians have to spend the five minutes it takes each time to research a prescription.
Sin Auto – Sin Problemas
iMire lo que puede hacer si toma VTA! 1606-0773
www.vta.org/TryVTA • (408) 321-2300 • TTY: (408) 321-2330
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
Proyecto de ley para transparentar precios de medicamentos restringidos, pasó en Comité Clave Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- En lo que representa un gran triunfo para los consumidores, un proyecto de ley paso el Comite de Salud de la Asamblea Estatal (State Assembly Health Committee) ya entrada la tarde del martes 28 de junio. La iniciativa senatorial SB 1010 obliga a las empresas farmaceuticas a justificar sus precios en medicamentos restringidos, y a revelar con anticipacion sus fuertes incrementos de precios. Este proyecto de ley enfrento una oposicion masiva de la industria farmaceutica, pero Blanca Castro, de la AARP California, dice que muchas personas en edad avanzada simplemente no pueden pagar los aumentos de precio de las medicinas, y opina que esta mayor transparencia podria ayudar. “Los precios de las medicinas estan totalmente fuera de control. Si se obliga a las empresas farmaceuticas a informar sobre sus precios, creo que veremos algo de control en el costo de esas medicinas.” El mismo comite aprobo tambien la SB 908, que exige a las companias de seguros medicos alertar a sus clientes si un au-
mento de primas es considerado injustificado por las normas estatales. Ambos proyectos seran sometidos a votacion ante el Comite de Asignaciones, y luego ante el pleno de la Asamblea. Otro proyecto de ley que beneficiara a los consumidores sera presentado hoy ante el Comite de Salud del Senado. Betsy Imholz, de la Union de Consumidores (Consumers Union), dice que la Ley de la Asamblea AB 72 protegeria a los pacientes contra las enormes cuentas sorpresivas que presentan los medicos que no pertenecen a la red. “Si se aprueba los consumidores pagaran solo la cantidad proporcional del costo en la red, por cualquier servicio que reciban en un hospital de la red, y cualquier pago que hagan contara para el deducible y el maximo desembolso, de una forma que no se hace hoy. Es un gran ahorro para los consumidores.” Un proyecto similar fue rechazado en el comite el ano pasado. La version de este ano incluye tarifas mas altas de reembolso para los medicos, un anzuelo para lograr mas apoyo. La iniciativa SB 1010 esta en: http://pnsne.ws/293mVF2 - la SB 908, en: http://pnsne.ws/297uz4R - la AB 72, en: http:// pnsne.ws/2930Y9y
Dos proyectos de ley para proteger a los consumidores de cuidados de la salud, pasaron un comité clave en Sacramento el martes, y otra enfrenta la votación hoy. (Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile)
SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY Make a
DIFFERENCE In Your School and
Earn your Master of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credential Now two campus locations: East San Jose Santa Clara
Scholarships available! For more information, contact
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
ON THE GO? Read us online!
visit electronic edition and dowload our editions.
Caption: Coal is still big business in the U.S. and beyond, and it isn’t going away overnight. But how long it can stick around as a viable contender for Americans’ energy dollars as natural gas and renewables ascend is anybody’s guess. Credit: Rennett Stowe, FlickrCC.
Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EARTHTALK Far from just an environmental pipedream, the coal industry in the U.S. and around the world is in the midst of a major downswing. In 2011, coal dropped below 40 percent of total U.S. energy generation for the first time since the late 1970s, while in 2015 coal accounted for only 33 percent. And given the influx of cheap natural gas and the ascendance of renewable energy sources—not to mention recent coal mine safety lapses with tragic consequences—coal might not be able to mount a comeback. “Technological advances have made natural gas, wind and solar—and efficiency—increasingly competitive,” reports John Brinkley in Sierra Magazine. “The once-robust overseas demand for coal is disappearing.”
FRIDAYS 10-2 SAN PEDRO SQUARE MAY 6-NOV 18
July 29 - Cookin’ at the Market. Watch seasonal recipes come to life and sample the results. Ride VTA to the Market. Receive $1 in Carrot Cash when you show your valid VTA Light Rail or Bus Pass at the info table.
A SAN JOSE DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION PRODUCTION | SJDOWNTOWN.COM | 408.279.1775
Brinkley adds that a decade of sustained public advocacy for clean air and clean energy has left coal out in the dark. The Obama administration’s landmark Clean Power Plan that forces big coal fired power plants to clean up their acts dramatically or shut down has been one major factor in coal’s slide, while the Paris climate accord has sped up the process even more by taking a huge bite out of potential U.S. coal exports. Over just the last five years, fully one-third of U.S. coal plants, some 232 different facilities, have been closed or scheduled for imminent retirement. Plans for another 184 new coal-fired plants have been shuttered—activists claim credit but the development of new technologies that make harvesting natural gas that much cheaper may have more to do with coal’s death knell. For the first time in 200 years, no new coal plants are on the drawing board in the U.S.
According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which collects data and reports on energy statistics for the federal government, some 13,000 megawatts of coal power went offline in 2015 as a result of coal plant retirements, while wind energy added 8,600 megawatts and solar tacked on another 7,300 megawatts. The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign reports that coal’s downswing is just beginning, with another 50,000 megawatts of coal power predicted to go offline by 2030. And the trend isn’t stopping at the border. “Many countries that used to be reliable customers for U.S. coal just aren’t into it anymore, partly because of last year’s successful UN climate change conference in Paris,” reports Brinkley. Even before the Paris agreement, China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, had been scaling back production and imports drastically in efforts to clean up urban air pollution and reduce its carbon footprint. In 2015, China cut imports of U.S. coal some 86.5 percent from 1.7 million tons to only 229,000. Of course, coal is still big business in the U.S. and beyond, and it isn’t going away overnight. But how long it can stick around as a viable contender for Americans’ energy dollars is anybody’s guess. “The trajectory for the coal industry is clear, but the timeline is not,” sums up Brinkley. CONTACTS: Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal, www.content.sierraclub.org/coal; Energy Information Administration, www.eia.gov. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
EL OBSERVADOR As Summer gets into full swing this 2016 a flurry of outdoor events arise in order to take advantage of the warm days and cool nights. The heat is here, the AC is blasting, and there’s a need to get out of the house and enjoy the longer days, maybe with ice cream, music or just the classic beach scenario. In honor of summer season we have personally picked some of the best events in the Bay to mark on your calendar, whether it be an app, in your head, or just an good old fashioned 12-month kitty themed wall calendar. There’s a lot going on, and a diverse amount of things to experience. Previously covered artists are having shows, great festivals and block parties are strewn around the peninsula. Mariachi, Hip-Hop and Jazz will sooth your soul. Food, lots of food will be had, and there’s more to it than the staple of BBQ. Some events are free, some are not, but they are all guaranteed to incite those feelings of summer, hopefully minus the sunburn nostalgia. Whatever gets you dancing, singing, or just makes you smile this Summer be sure to check out all that is great in our guide.
Stay safe, and drink more water! Highlights
National Night Out National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event that is sponsored nationally by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the San Jose Police Department. 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuesday August 2, 2016 Emma Prusch Farm Park 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116 SV Pride night festival 2016 Parade and Festival This year is the 41st anniversary of the SV Pride organization and festival, and with re-
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
cent solidarity from the world for the tragic shootings in Orlando LGBT nightclub, it should be one for the ages. “Kick-off the festival celebration on Saturday night, August 27th starting at 5:00 pm and running into the darkness of night.” Night-Fest 2016 — Saturday night, August 27th 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm Parade — Sunday morning, August 28th Market Street – starts at 10:00 am Festival Headliners – Sunday afternoon, August 28th 12 Noon – 6:00 pm Festival located at Park Ave. & San Fernando Street Kid Nuñez Photo Exhibit Savvy young San Jose photographer Kid Nuñez will be hosting a gallery where you can come view his exhibit highlighting the best of his photography of great custom cars and the culture behind it. August 12th 2016 Cukui 229 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112 Music in the Park A San Jose Tradition, Music in the Park has had many iterations in its history. It’s back with several weekends at Plaza de Cesar Chavez in Downtown San Jose. AC/DShe & The Killer Queens will kick it off July 14th while Ozomatli follows up the August 4th date. Finally August 25th brings Tower of Power as a energetic and funky ending to the summer season of Music in the Park. July 14, August 4th, August 25th, 2016 @ 5:30 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, 194 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113 SV Beer Week Now sporting it’s own “Beer Week Brew”, Silicon Valley Beer Week will up the ante in terms of the diversity of beers available to taste, as well as the events it will be hosting all in the name of celebrating great beers in the heart of Silicon Valley. Venues will include Original Gravity Public House, 4Th Sreet Pizza and more. Info on venues at <svbeerweek.com/venues>. Friday July 22 – July 30th, 2016
The Mexican Museum Dedication Ceremony and cornerstone Presentation The Mexican Museum is holding a familyfriendly Dedication & Cornerstone Presentation at the site of its new facility in Yerba Buena Arts District. This history-making celebration marks the culmination of decades of work by hundreds of community and local government stakeholders to fulfill the reality of a new facility for the museum. Local dignitaries, special guests including legendary Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez will make an appearance. RSVP at <https:// www.eventbrite.com/e/the-mexican-museum-dedication-ceremony-cornerstone-presentation-tickets-25914846002>. Tuesday July 19th 10:30 - 11:30 am Jessie Square 223 Stevenson St San Fransico CA 94103 PokeCon Love poke? So do we! That’s why SoMa StrEat Food Park is celebrating the favorite Hawaiian speciality in style with their first Poke-festival. They’ll be celebrating all things Poke with some of the best Poke vendors from all over the Bay Area. In addition, PokeCon will have Lau Lau, Dole Whips, Hawaiian drink specials, live music, and more. July 23rd – 24th, 2016 SoMa StrEat Food Park 428 11th St San Fransico, CA 94103
Other Bay Happenings Mexrrissey: Mexico Goes Morrissey Sunday July 10 8:00 pm Jewish Community Center of San Francisco 3200 California Street San Francisco, CA 94118 Tickets at jccsf.org Happy Hollow Half Price Admission Day Tuesday July 19th, 2016 Happy Hollow Park & Zoo 1300 Senter Rd San Jose, CA 95112
ARTS & CULTURE
Patron Latin Rhythms July 22nd 9:00 pm Smoking Pig Fremont 3340 Mowry ave Fremont, CA 94538 Black Light Slide Saturday July 23rd, 2016 6:00 pm Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 344 Tully Road San Jose, CA 95111 Wekfest San Jose Sunday July 24th, 2016 1:00 -6:00 pm San Jose Convention Center 150 W. San Carlos St San Jose, CA 95113 Shiny Side Up Bike Show Sunday July 24th, 2016 10:00 am – 3:00 pm San Jose History Park 1650 Senter Rd San Jose, CA 95112 Tierra & El Chicano Live Sunday August 7th, 2016 11:00 am -7:00 pm San Jose History Park 1650 Senter Rd San Jose, CA 95112 LITTLE JOE Y LA FAMILIA (Tex Mex Living Legend) Friday August 5th, 2016 8:00 pm Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95116 Strawberry Festival Watsonville Aug 6th -7th, 2016 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Historic Downtown Watsonville 250 Main St Watsonville, CA 95076 Tacos Margaritas and Tequila Tasting Saturday August 20th, 2016 6:00 pm 1151 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112
JULY 08-14,2016 be granted on 08/02/2016 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296704 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ana B San Juan. Petitioner Ana B San Juan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ana B San Juan to Ana Belen Maldonado-Salas. 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 08/16/2016 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 21, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296466 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Amarjit Sngh and Amandip Kavr. Petitioners Amarjit Sngh and Amandip Kavr have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yuvraj Ralmil Singh to Yuvraj Kevin Singh b. Virat Ralmil Singh to Virat Justin 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 08/09/2016 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, 2016
Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296523 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yu-Wei Kuo aka Chris Yuwei Kuo and Tungchieh Tsao. Petitioners Yu-Wei Kuo aka Chris Yuwei Kuo and Tungchieh Tsao have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. YuWei Kuo Aka Chris Yuwei Kohl b. Nolan Everett Kuo to Nolan Everett Kohl c. Emery James Kuo to Emery James Kohl. 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 08/09/2016 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 16, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618575 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. 5/6 Company 2. California Cash Company 3. Candyland Cars 471 Sieber Ct San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Rudolph Ruehl 471 Sieber Ct. 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.) Rudolph Ruehl June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/17/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618392 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Forge 54, LLC 235 E Edmundson Ave, #B Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara County. Forge 54, LLC 235 E Edmundson Ave, #B Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by a limited liability company;
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
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.) Salvador Murillo Manager June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/22/2016
if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/26/2016 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 8, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618661 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Matancitas Precision 235 Tennant Ave Suite 3 Morgan Hill Ca 95037, Santa Clara County. Joel Geraldo 200 Burneet Ave Sp 78 Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/17/16 “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.) Joel Geraldo June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/20/2016
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296251 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Brandi Lyn Vargas. Petitioner Brandi Lyn Vargas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Brandi Lyn Vargas to Brandi Barbosa Brown. 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 8/02/2016 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 10, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2016
FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618576 The following person(s) is (are) doing business FIDELITY AUTO SALES 16570 Church St. Suite #150 Morgan Hill CA 95037, Santa Clara County. Luis Flores 16 Beulah Dr. Santa Cruz CA 95060. 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.) Luis Flores June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/17/2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296104 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of:Natasha Torrecillas Pasion. Petitioner Natasha Torrecillas Pasion has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Natasha Torrecillas Pasion to Natasha Sacha Torrecillas Rogers. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause,
ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV295937 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kathryn Panzica. Petitioner Kathryn Panzica has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lukas DeVito Price to Lukas DeVito Panzica. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 07/26/2016 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 3, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296151 Superior Court of California,
County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chad Le. Petitioner Chad Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chad Le to Giap Hoang Le. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/02/2016 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 09, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296062 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tu-Tran Ngoc Nguyen. Petitioner Tu-Tran Ngoc Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tu-Tran Ngoc Nguyen to Tran Ngoc 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 07/26/2016 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 07, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV294049 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Georgiy V Sysuyen. Petitioner Georgiy V Sysuyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Georgiy Vladimirovich Sysuyen to Georgiy Vladimirovich Alexander. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not
be granted on 07/26/2016 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 08, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296246 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chi Hung Hank Lau. Petitioner Chi Hung Hank Lau has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chi Hung Hank Lau to Hank ChiHung Lau. 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 08/02/2016 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 10, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618416 The following person(s) is (are) doing business B & R Cleaning Service 3150 Loma Verde Dr. # 28 San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Daniel Castaneira 3150 Loma Verde Dr. # 28 San Jose, CA 95117. 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.) Daniel Castaneira June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618294 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Moreno’s Carpet Cleaning 1573 Cross way, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Iber Moreno 1573 Cross way, 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, 06/10/2016 “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.) Iber Moreno June 17, 24; July 1, 8, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2016 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: Luis Gonzalez, an individual, Eddy Aguilar, an individual DOES 1-10 Inclusive (AVISO AL DEMANDADO)
YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Sabrina Aguilar, an individual (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/Selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requ irements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVIso Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación
y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito fiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVSO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. Case Number: (Numero de Caso) 115CV284040 The name and address of the court is: El nombre y dirección de la corte es: Santa Clara Superior Court 191 North Street San Jose, CA 95113 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiffs attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, In 95 S. Market St, third floor San Jose, CA 95113 Date: August 3, 2015 Chief Executive, office clerk, David H. Yamaski
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com ABBY YATES is passionate about the paranormal and science in general. She’s always been a believer – she’s given up a lot for that belief, and she won’t let the non-believers grind her down. The role is played by Melissa McCarthy, who re-teams with Feig for the fourth time. “Abby has always been the believer,” says McCarthy. “It doesn’t matter if people are making fun of her, which they always have. It doesn’t matter if nobody else believes. It doesn’t matter that people think she’s crazy. She’s just always believed in the paranormal. I just love that she’s stayed the course, no matter what.” ERIN GILBERT believed in ghosts as a child, but as her physics career grew, she realized that her fascination with the paranormal was holding her back and hurting her credibility. She determines to put that old life behind her and forge a new career as a legitimate scientist… until her past comes back to haunt her. The role is played by Kristen Wiig. “Erin grew up believing in ghosts – she actually saw a ghost when she was a child, and no one believed her except Abby. That really scarred her. She wanted to live a life where she wasn’t the weird one, so she left the paranormal world behind and went into academia, becoming a professor at Columbia University. Of course, she finds Abby again and meets Holtzmann and Patty. As it turns out, they’re these four misfits that find each other. I love that kind of story.” JILLIAN HOLTZMANN has always been an oddball. She thinks outside the box, doesn’t follow social norms, and she likes putting things together, inventing things. She doesn’t judge others but she gets a thrill out of pushing the buttons of uptight people, especially Erin.
JULY 08-14,2016 tist,” she says. “I like playing a woman character that doesn’t revolve around a romance, which is rare in a movie. I’m so glad to have been given that opportunity.” “Holtzmann is a genius,” McKinnon says, describing her character. “Holtzmann is the tech geek in all of this, which is usually the geekiest geek. She is in charge of perfecting the machinery that allows them to accomplish this mission. She is an essential creature. She’s bizarre. She is freakish. She’s full of joy. She is me. Yes, this is the closest character to my actual self that I’ve ever played, if that tells you anything. “ PATTY TOLAN was born and raised in NYC. She has always loved reading, especially nonfiction and New York City history – and discovering new things, including the paranormal – so really, she’s an amateur NYC historian with as much knowledge as any of the other three. After she sees a ghost while on the job, not only does she know who to call, but she joins the team to lend her expertise. Leslie Jones, another “SNL” star who has broken through in the past two seasons, takes the role. “It still seems like a dream. I keep thinking that I’m going to wake up in my apartment in Santa Clarita, where I was before everything happened, and I’m going to wake up and go, ‘Seriously, that was a great dream.’” About her character, Jones says, “I’m bringing the audience into this situation as a regular person, and we’re observing it together. They’re going to be talking about ectoplasm, currents, ghosts, and portals, and somebody has to be the one who’s going to ask, ‘What’s a portal? Where does it go? Why?’ Patty brings the normalcy – she reads a lot of books, she knows everything about New York, she’s a sponge for facts and keeps her mind open. It was important to me and to Paul that Patty is the one who says what the people are going to say in the audience.”
“SNL” standout Kate McKinnon plays the engineer. “I loved the idea of playing a scien-
Ghostbusters is in theaters July 15.
Jazmine Turner Photography Specializing in Weddings, Couples, Maternity and Senior Portraiture.
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
40@40 Celebration Recognizes Individuals Who Have ChangedThe Face of Bay Area Theatre San Jose CA LIFORNIA On Monday June 20th, Randall King, San Jose Stage Company’s Artistic Director and Co-founder, was honored by Theatre Bay Area at their Faces of Theatre Bay Area 40@40 Celebration held at the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. King was feted, along with 39 of his peers, for his tremendous contributions and commitment to the Bay Area theatre community for the past 35 years. Over 150 artists, arts leaders, advocates and sponsors enjoyed an evening of musical performances, backstage tours of A.C.T.’s new Strand Theater and the historic SHN Orpheum Theater, and a silent auction benefiting Theatre Bay Area. “I am truly blessed to have lived the life of a Thespian, appreciated and supported by Bay Area theater patrons who’ve been supremely supportive of this effort as were the artists regionally, starving for expression of their craft and the development of their skills,” said Randall King, Artistic Director, San Jose Stage Company. “The patrons in our metropolitan region have remarkably fed that hunger for what is coming to be known as the New American Theater movement -- small and mid-sized production teams with strong political perspectives unflinchingly presenting new works by our regional writers.” King co-founded San Jose Stage Company in 1980 where he’s cultivated a distinguished leadership role in advancing the development and production of new work by local playwrights, while contributing to the body of new American plays through The Stage’s presentation of 47 new works and 14 world premieres in 33 seasons. Under King’s artistic direction, The Stage continues to experience incredible growth, fostering
Photo: L. Peter Callender, Artistic Director of African-American Shakespeare Company; Luis Valdez, Founder and Artistic Director of El Teatro Campesino; Randall King, Co-founder and Artistic Director of San Jose Stage Company at 40@40 Celebration.
new creative partnerships including a 3-year partnership with El Teatro Campesino, and an international co-commission/co-production collaboration with Dublin, Ireland’s City Arts Office. King has elevated The Stage’s artistic excellence through his choice of programming and collaborations, garnering numerous awards and recognition for edgy and innovative productions, and as a director drawing high quality performances from his actors. In addition to his artistic leadership and directing credits, King has an award-winning acting career in theatre, film and television. King also serves on the board of directors for San José’s College of Adaptive Arts. Theatre Bay Area is the largest arts service organization of its kind, is celebrating its 40th anniversary by honoring 40 theatre artists, supporters and champions that have changed the face of Bay Area theatre. Theatre Bay Area supports the radical creativity of its members with unparalleled access to educational, financial and professional resources.
Tickets are available at LiveNation.com and select Walmart locations. Limit 8 tickets per person. All dates, acts and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All tickets are subject to applicable service charges.
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com San Jose CALIFORNIA
a san jose downtown association production
Thursday July 14
Thursday August 25
and the killer queens and Super Soul Bros. Thursday August 4 musicintheparksj.com ALL SHOWs 5:30-9pm $10 ADVANCE $15 DAY OF 12&under free w/adult
and sonido clash
Supported in part by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose
San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) have signed unrestricted free agent forward Mikkel Boedker (MIH-kehl BAWD-kuhr, @ Mikkelboedker) to a four-year contract. “Mikkel’s tremendous speed is his best attribute and he has the ability to back off defenders with his combination of quickness and soft hands,” said Wilson. “His creativity and puck-handling abilities make him a threat in the transition game and he is a positive contributor in all three zones. We think he will thrive with our group and look forward to him joining our team.” “I’m very familiar with Mikkel having coached him in juniors with Kitchener,” said Sharks Head Coach Peter DeBoer. “He has world class speed but is also a world class person and teammate.” Boedker, 26, tied a career-high with 51 points (17 goals, 34 assists) last season with both Arizona and Colorado. His 34 assists marked a career high while he posted his second-highest goal total of his career in 2015-16. Despite being traded to Colorado on Feb. 29, Boedker still finished ranked 6th amongst Coyotes skaters in points and shots on goal (144 w/Arizona, 166 total) and his four game-winning goals were good enough
JULY 08-14,2016 for second on Arizona (he recorded five total game-winners between both teams). In 463 career NHL games with Arizona and Colorado, Boedker has recorded 225 points (84 goals, 141 assists) and 88 penalty minutes. Among his 2008 draft class, the forward ranks 7th in games played and 9th in goals, assists and points. He has added nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) and two gamewinning goals in 20 career playoff games. Boedker has represented Denmark in several international tournaments, including the World Championships (2014, 2013, 2011, 2009), the World Jr. Championships (2008), and the World Jr. Championships D1 (2007, 2006). He has been selected to represent Team Europe in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, set to take place this September. In addition, Boedker played his junior hockey at Kitchener during the 2007-08 season under current Sharks Head Coach Peter DeBoer and Assistant Coach Steve Spott. He helped the Rangers win the OHL Championship and was named to the CHL Top Prospects Game that season. The six-foot, 210-pound native of Brondby, Denmark, was originally selected by Arizona in the 2008 NHL Draft (1st round, 8th overall).
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR
Aries Tu planeta regente es Marte, astro que te brinda mucha fuerza, energía, carisma, sensualidad, atractivo y mucho valor, tus recursos físicos suelen ser ilimitados y tiendes a ser una persona bondadosa y transparente a quien le es muy difícil callar lo que siente; se recomienda que aprendas a controlar tus arrebatos emocionales y arranques de ira que ocasionalmente te suelen provocar dificultades y malos entendidos.
Tauro Venus te rige de principio a fin, tiendes a tener un gusto muy refinado, tienes muy buen ojo a la hora de examinar a las personas, tus corazonadas nunca fallan. Lo económico y las relaciones íntimas son tus temas favoritos. Trabajas como nadie y tiendes a alcanzar una buena posición económica. En ocasiones te vuelves terco y muy obstinado, también debes aprender a distinguir entre el diamante y el cristal, especialmente en el amor.
El Sol ilumina tu camino en tu andar por el mundo, tienes la facultad enorme de ser el benefactor de otras personas, de tu comunidad y medio ambiente. Tienes un corazón que vale oro y eres quizá el más generoso de los seres humanos. Tienes dones artísticos y mucha habilidad para los negocios. Lo único es que debes controlar tus corajes y mal humor repentino, y aprender que no siempre tienes la razón.
Júpiter es tu planeta regente, tu vida suele ser un cúmulo de gratas experiencias, y aunque atravieses por malas rachas, eso no importa porque siempre eres bendecido y las oportunidades para sobresalir llegan a ti por sí mismas, tienes todo para triunfar; pero tienes que suavizar un poco tus opiniones y críticas pues tu extremada franqueza no siempre será bien recibida y puede crearte enemistades sin que te des cuenta.
Virgo Mercurio es tu regente, esta influencia provoca que seas un ser ordenado, pulcro, sincero, metódico, sociable, amante de las tradiciones y la vida familiar. Toda idea y proyecto que tengas siempre tiene un final feliz pues actúas siempre pensando en hacer el bien a los demás. Naciste con una inteligencia superior. Debes tratar de ser menos crítico incluso contigo mismo y darte cuenta que muchas veces las apariencias engañan.
Géminis Mercurio el amo de las comunicaciones es tu planeta regente, por lo tanto tienes la facultad de llevarte bien con todo el mundo y tu misión en la vida es comunicar y transmitir información valiosa y oportuna para otras personas. Debes controlar tu carácter pues en ocasiones te enciendes por cosas insignificantes. El amor te dará muchas alegrías y muchas lecciones a lo largo de tu vida.
Cáncer Luna, ese astro maravilloso es tu planeta regente, su influencia te hace ser una persona equilibrada, justa, benefactora de tu familia y sumamente detallista. Sabes administrar el dinero y siempre alcanzas una posición elevada en el trabajo o profesión que desempeñas. Necesitas aprender a decir “no” porque tienden a sacar provecho de tu generosidad. Debes vigilar tus emociones porque puedes tornarte rencoroso y poco tolerante.
Venus el planeta del amor y el romance rige las riendas de tu vida, eres un ser de buena apariencia, buenos modales y muy trabajador. En tu camino siempre surgirán oportunidades para que alcances todas tus metas y sueños. En el amor debes ser cuidadoso pues en ocasiones puedes enamorarte de la persona menos indicada o de alguien que a la larga no será compatible contigo. A veces puedes tornarte indeciso.
Capricornio Saturno es el planeta que rige tu destino, su influencia es muy positiva en tu vida, sin importar la edad que tengas eres una persona muy sabia y sabes tomar las decisiones más acertadas. Tu sueles provocar cambios benéficos a tu alrededor, pero debes tener cuidado con el “ego”, pues en ocasiones eres poco receptivo y crees que siempre tienes la razón. Es necesario que aprendas a escuchar consejos y sugerencias.
Acuario Urano el planeta de la transformación te rige en esta encarnación, te distingues por ser amable, fino, correcto, puntual y muy dedicado en todo lo que haces. Tienes el don de la organización. Tu atractivo físico te hace sobresalir y eres buen amante. Con lo que debes tener cuidado es con las obsesiones románticas y especialmente, debes aceptar a las personas tal cual son pues no todos tienen la dicha de tener la inteligencia que tú posees.
Eres el único signo que es regido por dos planetas, Plutón y Marte. El planeta Plutón te da ese toque profundo y espiritual que te distingue de todo el mundo y Marte te aporta la energía, el poder de recuperación inmediata y un gran atractivo sexual. Tu talón de Aquiles puede ser tu carácter a veces explosivo, lo bueno es que siempre recapacitas cuando sabes que has fallado. Se pronostica más de un matrimonio en tu camino. Contigo es todo o nada.
Tu regente es Neptuno, el amo de las profundidades y misterios. Tiendes a ser sociable, profesional, atractivo, carismático y seguro de ti mismo. Siempre en busca de la verdad y de la información correcta, te disgustan las cosas a medias. La religión suele ser importante en tu destino y puedes ser atraído por temas espirituales. Debido a tu sensibilidad puedes padecer de depresión y altibajos emocionales provocados mayormente por el amor.
EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com
learners. From infancy to kindergarten, the WCC diagnoses, educates and offers the best support services for children with cognitive development issues. The partnership started last year has been beneficial for both WCC and Berryessa Flea Market, and through the fun of the cookoff is a feeling of wholesomeness, knowing that the event helps fund such a progressive school for children and their families. At the end of the day, it's about fun.
Radio personality Tony Sandoval enjoying the great tastes at last year's First Annual Cook off. Photo Credit: Ben Lobenstein
Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Last October the Berryessa Flea Market hosted its first annual Chili Cookoff to great fanfare. Rich Alvari, Marketing Manager at the Flea Market, acknowledges that the idea paid off, and any challenges that were had for a start-up cookoff were small compared to the success of it. The ICS is the non-profit which sanctions chili cookoff’s around the world. They set the rules for making all the different types of chilis. For this year’s event, the competitors will battle it out in making red chili, chili verde, salsa and the people’s choice chili, which guests will have the option of voting for. Top prizes include $500 prizes for 1st place in the red chili and people’s choice “It’s a contest with a lot of prize money and it would be a lot of fun if community members would join in, not just the ICS (International Chili Society) cooks,” says Alvari. His hope is to see community members curious about what judges and people think of their chilis to sign up and find out. This year’s location will be in the Berryessa Flea Market's Pavilion, a shady area where the only heat people will focus on is in the actual chili. Just as last year’s cookoff, proceeds of cookoff will benefit Weingarten Children’s Center (WCC) in Redwood City. The school has provided services to deaf or hard of hearing children for 41 years in an effort to help them achieve their goals and become independent
Alvari adds, “and of course the goal is to run out of chili at some point. 10 pounds of meat in the red chili, they are not allowed to put beans. It’s real true, Texas roadhouse chili, it’s meat.” One interesting fact is that because it is a charitable event, somebody has to donate the meat that’s going to be used in the People’s Choice category. Alvari says that this year Smart & Final stepped up to provide the meat, a critical help to the cook off this year. “They called me out of the blue saying, ‘we heard about your chili cookoff and wanted to be involved this year’.” That means ten pounds of meat multiplied by however many cooks participate. That is a lot of meat, but this ends up helping everyone in the end, including the cooks, and most of all those that will enjoy the fruits of the labor while tasting the chili. Pricing this year for the tasting kits is $15 for one and two kits for $25. Part of what’s going to happen is that the money included in the tasting kit fee is going towards a nice addition to last year’s prizes. WCC is putting up a 7-day accommodation trip for two to a resort & spa in Antigua. “It adds to the fun and the suspense to it too. There’s something else at the end of the day,” says Jessica Greenman, an Alumni Parent and current Development Coordinator at WCC who was the one to work on this event last year. The trip, as well as a $2000 travel credit, will be up for grabs at the cookoff on July 23rd. A great cause, some great chilis, and the chance to get a massage in paradise await. “They’re incredible chilis, last years world champion was one of the cooks at this event’s first annual. Alvari adds, “this is going to be really tasty stuff.”
Think you can cook?
Those interested in showing off your chili cooking skills may contact Rich Alvari at