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OFERTAS Y CUPONES DE DESCUENTO ADENTRO

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Berryessa Flea Market Vendor Spotlight Pg. 20


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California Experiences Another Significant Drop in Adolescent Births California’s adolescent birth rate has continued to decline to a record-low of 23.2 births per 1,000 females aged 15-19, announced California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Karen Smith. The 2013 rate reflects an 11 percent decline from the 2012 rate of 26.2 and a 50 percent decline from the 2000 rate of 46.7. (More on el-observador.com) Republicanos Californianos denuncian los comentarios intolerables de TV personalidad "Como los estadounidenses acaban de celebrar el cumpleaños 239o de nuestra nación, se nos recuerda que lo que hace nuestro país tan excepcional son las contribuciones de las personas que vienen de todas partes del mundo a vivir aquí, desde los primeros pobladores y hasta las miles de personas que fueron a jurar un juramento de ciudadanía en el Día de la Independencia. (Mas en el sitio) SHARKS SIGN FORWARD TIMO MEIER TO ENTRY LEVEL CONTRACT San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Timo Meier to a standard, entry-level contract. “Timo is a dynamic forward who has outstanding finishing skills,” said Wilson. “His big, pro frame allows him to be successful in all three zones, and his high hockey IQ has already become evident at our Prospects Development Camp. We look forward to watching his continued development.” (More online)

Mary Poppins Friday July 10, 2015 8:00 pm Woodminster Amphitheater 3300 Joaquin Miller Road Oakland, CA 94602 $28-$59 Info:woodminster.com/ Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival Saturday, July 11th, 2015. 12:00 pm Potrero del Sol Park Potrero Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110 $15-$60 Info:phonodelsol.com/

6:00 pm SF Camerawork 1011 Market Street, San Francisco, California 94103 Info: facebook.com/ events/393585657500772

7:30 pm San Jose Center For The Performing Arts 255 Almaden Boulevard San Jose, CA 95110 $57-$92

2015 Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival Saturday July 11th, 2015 10:00 am-5:00 pm Palo Alto Art Center 1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303 FREE Info: acga.net

Jon Lovitz Saturday July 11th, 2015 9:45 pm Cobb’s Comedy Club 915 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133 $30

J.Cole: Forest Hills Drive Tour Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. 6:30 pm Shoreline Amphitheater 1 Amphitheater Parkway, CA Tickets/Info: livenation.com

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT July 10th, 2015 Friday 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Loma Redwood Amphitheatre 23845 Summit Rd Los Gatos, CA 95033 $30

Artist Talk w/ Anja Matthes Tuesday, July 14th, 2015.

The Book of Mormon Friday July 11th, 2015

On You: A Story of Wearable Computing Wednesday July 1-Sunday September 20th, 2015 10:00 am Computer History Museum 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043 $12 - $40 Info:computerhistory.org/

Marin Outdoor Antique Market (Show) Sunday July 12th, 2015 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Marin Center 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903 Los Altos Arts and Wine Festival Saturday July 11th 10:00 am Downtown Los Altos Main St & State St, Los Altos, CA 94022 Info:downtownlosaltos.org/ events/aw_main.html Cassandra Straubing: A Fragile Narrative Wed Jul 1- Sat Sep 12 San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 560 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 Info: sjica.org/detail. html?eid=1105

Imagining the Oceans Wed-Mon, 11 am-5 pm, Thurs until 8 pm, Closed Tues Cantor Arts Center 328 Lomita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305 Breaking Point: Glass art works by Jaime Guerrero and Viviana Paredes June 5th – August 8th 12:00pm5:00pm MACLA 510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 Tortilla Soup Wednesday July 15th, 2015 5:30 pm Downtown Sunnyvale Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA Reggae Vybez Sunday July 12th, 2015 9:00 pm Agenda Restaurant & Lounge 399 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

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There are many indications which indicate the capitalistic free market economy is really not very good about taking care of people’s essential needs, ESPECIALLY HOUSING. Gross income disparities exist which enable those with high incomes to pay more for essential housing than those with modest incomes. Since 1975, the income level of the working class remains static; the access to ‘middle class wages’ has not kept up with the cost of living. Systems analysis, robotics, and automation have reduced available jobs. An example may be seen at the local supermarket which has ‘self-check-outs’ which eliminates the employment of a cashier and bagger. Silicon Valley’s improved economy has happened so quickly that insufficient time to construct adequate housing happened. Data reveal that San Jose issued only half of the building permits available. The result is a housing shortage where those with high incomes can out-bid those whose incomes are static. This came to light when Juan (a pseudonym), a retired former employee was ‘legally evicted’ when his rental unit cost was increased by $1,000 per month ($12,000 per year). Juan moved out after finding a lower cost rental only to experience another rental increase. So Juan asked Facebook friends to help him find a new home. Juan was housed by a friend briefly while he found a suitably priced rental unit in

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Hollister, CA. So this ‘economics forced’ relocation has removed Juan from his friends, Catholic parish and neighborhood where he resided for some 35 years. As a retired fixed income senior citizen who worked training others to upgrade their vocational skills and therefore their income levels, Juan will not spend his golden years in his familiar neighborhood. WHY? Simply because his rental costs increased beyond what he could afford. Would Rent Control have helped him? Not likely. An impact review of rent control reveals that such a civic policy is counter-productive over the long run because investors, looking for reasonable return-oninvestment know that cities with rent control policies limit the probability of making a profit by owning and leasing apartments. There are investment alternatives for their money which could have paid for constructing additional rental units. So the ‘invisible hand’ of economic forces has impacted Juan causing him to move out of his former neighborhood. To maintain those relationships now requires a commute. Would a civic policy of providing Juan assistance using a “rental unit subsidy” have helped? Such an approach may not have impeded the continuing required investment for new housing units. The desired increase in housing units would have kept the ‘rental unit lease costs’ levels down simply because these rental units existed and were available. The shortage of housing causes their market price to go up much faster than individuals can make budget or income adjustments, especially those with families to support. And families have school aged kids who are displaced/relocated from a

familiar school to a new one requiring familiarization, acculturation, and assimilation processes. All these changes have social costs. The most extreme social cost is that of becoming ‘homeless’. It may be that the City of San Jose and the County of Santa Clara as separate jurisdictions, both need to study and assess the possibility that a policy of ‘rental unit subsidy’ is more effective in sustaining stable neighborhoods through stable rental costs. It would be wise to do an ‘outcomes comparison’ of ‘rent control’ policy vs. those of ‘rental unit subsidy’. The latter would favor the continued private investments required for constructing additional new housing units. Right now the inventory of available housing units is low so therefore their prices have become elevated as recently determined by the reports of the County Assessor. In fact, that valuation is the highest ever (over $4 billion) and will result in higher property tax revenues which may be overspent by our elected officials. That is a real ripple effect which is historically not sustainable. The above examples start with one person and then go to one family. There is Palo Alto’s Buena Vista Mobile Home proposed sale which would displace 400 low income individuals (85% Hispanic). And in Mt. View, CA., a developer just offered $10,000 to each of 104 families to encourage them to move out of a 208 rental unit apartment complex which is to be replaced with 563 newly constructed apartments units located upon that same site. How many of those 104 families will end up homeless? Just think of all the social costs incurred while property owners make profits!

José López Zamorano LA RED HISPANA En medio de las celebraciones por el Día de la Independencia y luego de sendas decisiones de la Corte Suprema sobre los derechos civiles, un grupo de americanos promueve la campaña inédita “Coming Out” o “Sal del Armario”, en la que invita a la comunidad de inmigrantes indocumentados de todos los colores a salir de las sombras. La campaña es impulsada por inmigrantes que han adquirido una meritoria notoriedad por su trabajo profesional y por su activismo: el popular entrenador canino César Millán, el galardonado periodista José Antonio Vargas, y la “soñadora” Gaby Pacheco, entre otros.   Se trata de que millones de inmigrantes indocumentados que aún viven en el temor y el secreto, compartan públicamente su historia

personal y su estatus migratorio, no sólo ante sus amigos o vecinos, sino ante el mundo, a través de la divulgación de su experiencia en Internet. “Conozco personalmente los retos que enfrentan los indocumentados… Espero que compartir mi historia y brindar mi apoyo a esta campaña brinde a los indocumentados un sentido de solidaridad con los millones de otros que están en la misma situación”, comentó César Millán.   La historia de César es sin duda un ejemplo de superación personal. Llegó a los Estados Unidos procedente de México a los 21 años, sin hablar el idioma. Dos décadas después es uno de los latinos más reconocidos, sus libros han vendido más de 2 millones de copias y es una celebridad de la televisión. En 2009 se hizo ciudadano estadounidense.   Aquellos dispuestos a integrarse al creciente número de inmigrantes indocumentados que han salido de las sombras podrán hacerlo en una página especial del grupo “Define American” ( d e fi n e a m e r i c a n . c o m ) , grabar su historia y compartirla abiertamente. La organización es liderada por el indocumentado filipino José

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Antonio Vargas, ganador del Premio Pulitzer. Salir de las sombras tiene más sentido ahora que nunca, en momentos en que el millonario Donald Trump ha dado prueba cabal de que la riqueza no es antídoto contra la ignorancia y que los prejuicios que aún existen hacia la comunidad de inmigrantes   “Muchas personas tienen concepciones erróneas de quiénes somos (los inmigrantes). Y, como lo oímos de Donald Trump, las utilizan para infundir temor”, señaló Gaby Pacheco, uno de los primeros rostros visibles del movimiento de soñadores que fue instrumental en la creación de DACA.   Si la campaña tiene éxito, la comunidad de inmigrantes habrá despojado a sus detractores del arma del miedo y dejado en claro que ser indocumentado no es motivo ni de vergüenza ni de sospecha, sino todo lo contrario: una expresión del carácter y del valor de un grupo de americanos que reclama la dignidad y justicia que se merece.   Para más información sobre inmigración visite www.lare��������� dhispana.com/bienvenidos


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College seniors owed $4,100 in credit card debt by graduation, according to recent research from Debt.org. Don’t let credit cards be an excuse to spend beyond your means. Start with a line of credit you can handle. If you manage that well, later on you’ll be able to borrow more.

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To maintain good credit, pay your statement on time and more than the minimum due each month, keep balances low, keep long-standing accounts open, and avoid applying for too many credit cards. Remember to check credit history often. Look for a credit card that offers perks like cash back rewards and a low APR.

STATEPOINT College is when many young people first get a taste of independence. Unfortunately, this newfound freedom can lead to decisions that may impact life well beyond graduation. How can you avoid the pitfalls plaguing fellow scholars?

Here are strategies for dodging common mistakes made by college students: Hurting Your Credit You may be presented with credit card offers for the first time; and building good credit can help lay the groundwork for future financial options -- but proceed wisely.

Overdoing It College is about earning a degree. However, it’s also about making lifelong friends and exploring interests. Keep this in mind when choosing courses for the semester. For example, it may not be the best idea to stack five of the most challenging courses offered by the school into one semester. Not only will it be hard to devote the attention needed for each class, you may leave yourself little time to take on other projects and

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internships that could also benefit your future.

money to last if you don’t have another stream of revenue.”

Bad Money Management College is expensive, and beyond the expenses you already know about -- tuition, books, and housing -- you will incur many other expenses along the way, from lab fees to gas to cell phone bills.

Don’t form bad financial habits now, as do so many college students. Take advantage of free resources, such as Wells Fargo’s Get College Ready site, to learn more about banking, building good credit and paying for college. The site features tips, and tools such as My Money Map, which offers a way to track spending, set budgeting goals and monitor savings. It also offers advice on topics like renters insurance and student loans. Visit mrm. wellsfargobank.com/getcol-

“Setting up a budget is crucial, particularly if your spending money is drawn from a loan or grant,” says John Rasmussen, head of Education Financial Services at Wells Fargo. “You’ll need that

San Jose CALIFORNIA The Santa Clara County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) newly-ratified budget for the 2015-16 academic year includes more than $2 million for new and growing programs geared toward narrowing the achievement gap and ensuring that traditionally under-served students have access to world-class educational opportunities. “I am tremendously excited about our plans for the coming year,” said County Superintendent of Schools Jon R. Gundry. “With the help of our valuable community partners, the SCCOE is looking forward to providing more services for students from all walks of life, from preschool to high school and beyond.” One particularly exciting new venture is The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley’s “Family College Success Center,” in which the SCCOE has invested $100,000 for its first year of operation at James Lick High School. While 29 percent of the Silicon Valley’s population is Latino, only 3 percent of the community’s high tech workforce identifies as such; the Family College

County Superintendent of Schools Jon R. Gundry, Darcie Green, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Education and Ron Gonzales, President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation at James Lick High School on Tuesday June 30th, 2015.

Success Center is designed to change this dynamic through academic support, mentoring and workshops for students and families. “The Family College Success Center will be a ‘one-startshop’ for college-aspiring students and their parents to obtain college information and guidance to attend and graduate from college,” said Ron Gonzales, President and CEO of the Hispanic Foundation. “We are thrilled that the County Board of Education has decided to join this new and creative partnership.” Officials from the SCCOE and Hispanic Foundation celebrated the partnership with a check presentation ceremony last Tuesday. “Every child deserves a chance to succeed, and it is our obligation as leaders to ensure that those

legeready/ to learn more. Not Sleeping Between cramming and socializing, shuteye may be in short supply. However, quality sleep is fundamental to quality learning. If you’re a night owl, avoid early morning classes. Also, avoid procrastination, which can lead to all-nighters. College lasts just a few years but what you do there can affect your life for years to come. Use your independence to make smart decisions that are good for your future.

opportunities are nurtured and supported,” said Darcie Green, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Education. “The Family College Success Center opens the door to a brighter future for Latino students and their families.” Two more of the SCCOE’s biggest initiatives include Educare of California at Silicon Valley, a state-of-the- art early learning center that will serve 160 low-income students and families when it opens its doors in August, and Opportunity Youth Academy, a school opening this fall for young men and women seeking to finish their high school education and create a customized path to college or the workforce. Other SCCOE programs take on the achievement gap from a wide range of tactics and perspective, including professional development opportunities for teachers in high-need classrooms; academic programs to encourage young black and Latino students to pursue science, tech and math careers; a host of events through President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative; and an $89,000 investment in technology for migrant students in six counties.


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NAPS If you’re like many of America’s 21 million college students, you count your money down to the pennies. Unfortunately, that’s not always enough. From tuition and fees to books and living expenses, the cost of an education can really add up, and finding the best opportunities for financial assistance is essential. The search for a little extra cash can be tricky, however, and some students have fallen prey to what is known as predatory lending. What Predatory Lending Is According to the experts on finance at debt.org, predatory lending imposes unfair or abusive loan terms on a borrower. It’s any practice that convinces a borrower to accept unfair terms through deceptive, coercive, exploitative or unscrupulous actions for a loan that a borrower doesn’t need, doesn’t want or can’t afford. For example, an educational institution may give you options for financial assistance knowing that with its high interest rates, you’ll never be able to pay them back. Alternatively, inflated fees and charges are purposefully hidden in the fine print that make affording their loan ultimately impossible. Then, when you try to take legal action, you realize the contract you’ve signed contains specific language that makes

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it impossible for you to sue. Some schools have also been known to tell students to borrow much more than is necessary, and before long, the student owes $60,000 and has no way to repay. Sadly, this is a very real threat for students and is not uncommon. What You Can Do Fortunately, you do have some options to help you sidestep the crooks, secure your financial future and find financial relief during your college career: • Start by creating a budget. You’ll know exactly how much you need so you don’t borrow an unnecessary amount, making repayment that much easier. • Familiarize yourself with FAFSA and apply for government aid and for education awards—free money—such as scholarships, grants and fellowships. • Read the fine print. You can most certainly apply for financial aid through your college or bank but you’ll have some comparing and contrasting to do. Take a moment to read over each option carefully and in detail. Learn More To learn more about how to make your college experience financially safe and affordable, you can speak with a financial aid counselor at Bellevue University or visit www.bellevue.edu. Be smart about financing your education—watch out for predatory lenders.

Dicen los expertos que no hay que ser ni viejo ni famoso para tener un plan de sucesiones; o sea, hay que dejar bien claro cómo quiere que se distribuyan sus bienes cuando haya fallecido, porque la planificación patrimonial no es solamente cuestión de dinero. Es natural que la mayoría de la gente no quiere pensar en su muerte, pero al tener un plan, aliviamos y reducimos el impacto financiero y el peso que dejamos a nuestros seres queridos—a nuestros herederos. No importa si van a heredar una casa, el anillo de matrimonio de abuelita o una notable colección de fotos. “Muchos creen en el mito de que la planificación patrimonial es solamente cosa de ricos”, dice Robert Nuño, representante financiero de Northwestern Mutual. “El objetivo de la planificación patrimonial es dar a conocer los deseos de una persona y que se respeten en caso de quedar incapacitado o de morir. Si usted tiene un plan de sucesión testamentaria, sus hijos y demás familiares no tendrán que tomar decisiones difíciles en su nombre, especialmente sí están pasando un mal rato, ya sea porque usted está enfermo o ha fallecido”. A continuación le presentamos lo que aconseja Nuño a los adultos mayores de 18 años, no importa lo que van a heredar: • Prepare un testamento o abra un fideicomiso: Esto asegurará de que sus bienes serán transmitidos a quien quiera y cuando quiera. (Los testamentos son escrituras públicas. Los fideicomisos se

manejan con instituciones privadas). • Ejecute una directiva de salud o testamento vital: Especifique hasta qué punto quiere que los profesionales de la salud le den tratamiento si se enferma o queda incapacitado. • Nombre un apoderado legal para cuestiones médicas y financieras: Indique quienes son las personas de su confianza—la gente que tiene la autoridad jurídica para actuar en su nombre en caso de un accidente o muerte repentina. Una carta poder para cuestiones médicas permite que una persona tome decisiones en su nombre si usted no puede tomarlas; con un poder permanente para asuntos financieros, esa persona puede manejar sus bienes; por ejemplo, firmar cheques o presentar su declaración de impuestos. • Nombre un tutor para sus hijos menores de 18 años: Determine quien quiere que se encargue de sus hijos en caso de que usted no pueda hacerlo. • Revise estos documentos periódicamente: Es posible que tenga que rehacerlos cada vez que cambien sus circunstancias. • Comunique a su familia sus deseos: Indique cuándo y cómo debe recibir cuidado de salud, el estado de su herencia e incluso en qué lugar quiere que lo entierren. “Regale a su familia un plan de sucesiones”, dice Nuño. “Es tan importante como regalarles dinero”. Si desea más información, comuníquese con un asesor financiero o visite https://www.northwest ernmutual.com/financialguidance/ planning-priorities/estate-planning. (Este sitio está escrito en inglés).

Comité de vigilancia ciudadana

Reporte al público Actividades del impuesto sobre ventas de la Iniciativa de Ley A 2000 Año Fiscal 2014 (1/7/13 – 30/6/14) La Iniciativa de Ley A, aprobada por los electores del Condado de Santa Clara en el 2000, es un impuesto de medio centavo a las ventas durante 30 años que genera ingresos para mejorar el sistema de transporte público del condado. Aún cuando la recaudación de ingresosinició en el 2006, se han obtenido numerosos logros del Programa de la Iniciativa de Ley A durante los primeros ocho años, y todos ellos generan un beneficio significativo para los residentes del condado y los pasajeros habituales. Algunos logros clave del Año Fiscal 2014 fueron: • La extensión de BART hacia Silicon Valley por parte de VTA, la cual brinda más opciones de transporte y reduce la congestión vial, ha tenido un avance más rápido de lo programado, y por debajo del presupuesto. Se proyecta que el servicio inicie a fines del 2017. • El transporte rápido en autobús (BRT) Santa Clara/Alum Rock brindará un servicio más rápido y frecuente con mayor comodidad y amenidades para los clientes. La construcción se inició durante el período. • La renovación del Centro de Trasbordos Eastridge Transit Center se inició para brindar mayor capacidad, información en tiempo real, y mayor comodidad, seguridad y accesibilidad para los pasajeros. Los electores del Condado de Santa Clara confiaron en que el Comité de vigilancia ciudadana (Citizens Watchdog Committee, CWC), compuesto de otros miembros de la comunidad, supervisara los gastos de la Iniciativa de Ley A para asegurar que sus dólares del impuesto sobre ventas se gasten como era la intención de la boleta electoral. Después de una exhaustiva y cuidadosa consideración: Es la conclusión del CWC que, para el período del Año Fiscal 2014 (1/7/13 – 30/6/14), los dólares de impuestos de la Iniciativa de Ley A 2000 fueron gastados de acuerdo con la intención de la Iniciativa de Ley. Hay información adicional sobre la Iniciativa de Ley A en el sitio Web de VTA, incluyendo: • Reporte de CWC sobre los beneficios y logros clave de la Iniciativa de Ley A del Año Fiscal 2014 en www.vta.org/cwc-reports. • Reporte anual completo de CWC del Año Fiscal 2014, que brinda una descripción detallada y el estado de todos los proyectos de la Iniciativa de Ley A y las responsabilidades de CWC, en www.vta.org/cwc-reports. Las copias impresas de reportes selectos de CWC y la Iniciativa de Ley A están disponibles en bibliotecas y otros edificios públicos en todo el condado, y en las oficinas de VTA en 3331 North First Street, San Jose, CA, en el vestíbulo o Lobby del Edificio B. 1506-0191

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HEALTH

FDA La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA por sus sigla en inglés) aprobó hoy las pastillas Entresto (sacubitril/valsartán) para el tratamiento de insuficiencia cardiaca. El medicamento ha demostrado reducir la tasa muertes cardiovasculares y hospitalizaciones relacionadas con la insuficiencia cardiaca. La insuficiencia cardiaca es una condición común que afecta alrededor de 5.1 millones de personas en los Estados Unidos. Es una condición en donde el corazón no puede bombear la suficiente cantidad de sangre para suplir las necesidades del cuerpo. La insuficiencia cardiaca generalmente empeora con el tiempo a medida que la acción de bombeo se torna más débil con la edad. Las principales causas de insuficiencia cardiaca son daños al corazón tales como ataques al corazón y presión sanguínea elevada. ldquo;La insuficiencia cardiaca es la principal causa de muerte e incapacidad en los adultos. El tratamiento puede ayudar a las personas con insuficiencia cardiaca a vivir más tiempo y llevar vidas más activas”, dijo el doctor Norman Stockbridge, M.D.,

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Ph.D., Director de la División de Productos Cardiovasculares del Centro de Evaluación e Investigación de Medicamentos de la FDA. Entresto fue revisado bajo el programa de revisión prioritaria de la FDA el cual proporciona una revisión expedita de medicamentos que tienen el propósito de tratar una enfermedad o condición seria y que puedan proporcionar una mejoría significativa en comparación con terapias actualmente disponibles. También le fue concedida una designación acelerada, el cual apoya los esfuerzos de la FDA de facilitar el desarrollo y agilizar la revisión de medicamentos para el tratamiento de condiciones serias o que ponen en riesgo la vida y subsanan una necesidad médica insatisfecha. Entresto fue estudiado en un ensayo clínico con más de 8,000 adultos y demostró reducir la tasa de muerte cardiovascular y las hospitalizaciones relacionadas con la insuficiencia cardiaca en comparación con Enalapril. La mayoría de los pacientes también estaban recibiendo tratamientos contra la insuficiencia cardiaca actualmente aprobados, incluyendo bloqueadores beta, diuréticos y antagonistas mineralocorticoides.

Los efectos secundarios más comunes presentes en los participantes del ensayo clínico tratados con Entresto fueron baja presión arterial (hipotensión), altos niveles de potasio en sangre (hipercalcemia) y mal funcionamiento de los riñones (insuficiencia renal). También se reportaron casos de angioedema (una reacción alérgica usualmente representada como hinchazón de labios y cara) con el tratamiento con Entresto; los pacientes afroamericanos y pacientes con historia previa de angioedema presentan mayor riesgo. Los pacientes en tratamiento con Entresto deben ser advertidos de obtener asistencia médica de inmediato si presenten síntomas de angioedema o problemas de respiración. Los profesionales de la salud deben advertir a sus pacientes no usar Entresto a la par con otros medicamentos de la clase de inhibidores de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina (ACE, por sus siglas en inglés) porque el riesgo de angioedema se incrementa. Al intercambiar medicamentos entre Entresto y un inhibidor ACE, el uso de los dos medicamentos debe estar separado por al menos 36 horas.

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Findings suggest higher infant mortality risk in immigrant neighborhoods than previously thought

bies of foreign-born mothers, compared with babies of American-born mothers of Mexican descent — 3.8 deaths per 1,000 births, compared with 4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births. However, when investigators factored all variables that can contribute to infant death risk, key differences emerged. Babies of foreign-born mothers living in neighborhoods with the highest immigrant population had 50 percent higher mortality rate than babies of foreign-born mothers living in areas with the fewest immigrants.

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The results are described in the June issue of the Maternal Child Health Journal.

Los profesionales de la salud deben aconsejar a sus paci-

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entes sobre el riesgo de daño a niños en gestación. Si se detecta embarazo, se debe descontinuar el uso de Entresto lo más pronto posibEntresto es fabricado por Novar-

Babies born to immigrant Latino mothers in the United States have been long known to have low mortality rates and be generally healthy despite the socioeconomic disadvantages their mothers face. But a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins reveals unexpectedly high mortality risk among Latino newborns, and challenging the so called Latino paradox.

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The researchers tracked nearly 290,000 births among foreign-born and American-born Mexican mothers in Los Angeles County over four years. As expected, they found lower infant mortality among ba-

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Although foreign-born Latina mothers usually struggle with harsh socioeconomic realities, they are less likely to smoke, drink and engage in other risky behaviors during pregnancy. Public health experts have long attributed low infant mortality rates among Latino babies to these healthy behaviors and to living in Latino neighborhoods where family relationships are prioritized. But the new findings suggest that densely populated immigrant neighborhoods may minimize these protective effects.

dos Unidos, protege la salud pública asegurando la protección, eficacia y seguridad de los medicamentos tanto veterinarios como para los seres humanos, las vacunas y otros productos biológicos destinados al uso en seres humanos, así como de los dispositivos médicos. La dependencia también es responsable de la protección y seguridad de nuestro suministro nacional de alimentos, los cosméticos, los suplementos dietéticos, los productos que emiten radiación electrónica, así como de la regulación de los productos de tabaco.

“Poverty, crime and scarcity of resources can make highdensity immigrant neighborhoods unhealthy places to live, which can impact maternal and newborn health,” says Lisa Ross DeCamp, M.D., an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. “The findings of our study highlight that very notion.” Beyond the sheer tragedy of preventable infant deaths, the findings underscore an urgent public health need, the researchers say. Given the growing number of Latinos in the United States and the fact that one-fourth of all childbearing women in the country are Latina, infant deaths in this population can make a significant impact on overall infant mortality. “There is an urgent need to promote healthy immigrant neighborhoods,” DeCamp says. “We hope that findings like ours will be a catalyst to create policies that protect babies’ lives across racial and ethnic groups.”


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NEWSUSA Movies have always fascinated Americans. They are a way to escape reality (if only for a couple of hours), a place to stay cool on hot summer days, a typically pure, unadulterated enjoyment. Cinemas are now capitalizing on this from of entertainment by boasting reserved seating, fancier food than your standard popcorn and soda, and best of all, adult beverages -- all for a high-end price. The rise of “dine-in” theaters aims to put the traditional dinner-and-a-movie all in the same place, instead of making people rush from one venue to another.

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hree square meals a day are a thing of the past. Busy schedules, diverse dietary preferences and the flow of modern life necessitate more flexible and convenient meals. Luckily, snacking is in the midst of a revolution. Traditional snacks like chips and pretzels have given way to bigger, better and healthier options that deliver both convenience and nutrition in one tasty package. Whether clean-label, organic, vegan or nutrient-added, it’s up to ingredient suppliers and manufacturers to develop products that meet all of these demands. That’s certainly a tall order. While there are no standard requirements for clean label snacks, naturally derived gums, hydrocolloids and colors are generally accepted in such applications and have become increasingly popular. You might see these ingredients listed as carrageenan, a soluble fiber from red seaweed, or cellulose gel, which is a refined plant fiber. In many foods and beverages, these ingredients improve shelf life and nutritional value without diminishing taste -- like giving drinkable low-fat yogurt that distinctive creamy consistency with every sip. They also prove quite functional in products that meet strict dietary requirements, like gluten-free and vegetarian options. Hydrocolloids and gums like carrageenan, alginates and cellulose gel can be sustainably sourced from nature and are perfectly suited for vegetarian and vegan foods. Either by improving the flavor and fullness of meatless sausage or producing non-dairy ice cream with that definitive indulgence and delectability, these ingredients are making new snacking options both possible and palatable.

“It’s a way for theater owners to capture that revenue and keep it there instead of seeing it go down the mall,” Patrick Corcoran, vice president and chief communications officer for the National Association of Theatre Owners, told USA Today in an interview. However, even with all the bells and whistles that are part and parcel of many movie theaters, there are still things you may want to bring to make your experience that much more pleasurable, as well as do’s and don’ts to attending your favorite flick.

Do Bring an Extra Sweater Movie theaters tend to get cold (which is why they’re a great place to go in the summer), so bringing a long-sleeve shirt, or light sweater or jacket, is never a bad idea. You can also forego it if the theater temperature suits you.

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Reducing the number of ingredients in a recipe is one challenge and, more recently, adding ingredients has become another. We want foods and beverages with added value, but it’s important to understand that introducing vitamins or nutrients to any product can significantly affect flavor and texture. Enriched, shelf-stable snacks that boast added protein need a stabilizer to maintain the quality of the product. Without the added ingredients like carrageenan, similar products might separate, taste chalky or be less effective than their claims imply.

Out of respect to those around you, don’t forget to turn your phone to vibrate, or better yet, turn it off completely. This way, you won’t be tempted to see if anyone has texted you.

Food companies are adapting their product formulations and rolling out new products to meet demand for healthy snacking solutions. Naturally derived ingredients that help reduce fat and sugar content but maintain product integrity are changing the way we snack. They deliver that indulgent experience we all appreciate. For more information on ingredients that give us a variety of snacks for a wide range of diets, please visit www.FoodScienceMatters.com.

While people have their thoughts on any given movie or scene, or want to opine with their date about whodunit, keep the chit-chat to a minimum. Even over the superior sound systems used in movie theaters today, voices still carry.

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Suzanne Potter California News Service MARTINEZ, Calif. - Two activists protesting oil trains were detained by the California Highway Patrol on Monday while attempting to unfurl a banner on the Benicia-Martinez railroad bridge, one of several bridges which crosses the Carquinez Strait east of Vallejo.

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The large banner, with the message “Stop Oil Trains Now,” was part of a publicity campaign sponsored by ForestEthics, Communities for a Better Environment and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). Richmond resident Megan Zapanta, an APEN community organizer, estimates 5.5 million Californians live within one mile of an oil train

route, which she says is considered the potential blast zone of a catastrophic explosion. “Oil trains are carrying extremely volatile, flammable crude oil,” she says. “Many different derailments have happened across the country, so we’re very concerned about seeing an explosion or some sort of spill or damage here.”

Oil companies have indicated they take all necessary precautions to safely transport crude oil, and note few oil trains are currently running because lower gas prices have affected the crude oil market. But Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the massive oil train explosion that killed 47 people in LacMegantic, Quebec, and activists say they’re planning more than 80 anti-oil train demonstrations across the U.S. this week, including one in Richmond on Saturday. Zapanta wants California to revoke oil companies’ permits to transport crude oil by rail.

process didn’t include the community at all.”

“We really want to fight the permit,” she says. “We want to make sure it gets revoked or doesn’t get renewed. This

In April, Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) co-authored and introduced the Crude-By-Rail Safety

Activist Emily Heffling of the group ForestEthics is detained Monday for trying to hang an anti-oil train banner on the Benicia-Martinez railroad bridge near Vallejo. Photo credit: Jay Carmona/ForestEthics.

Act (H.R. 1804), a bill that would require additional safety measures. This fall, the state of California will finalize its own set of regulations.

Es ahora más fácil hacer una cita con más opciones en su búsqueda certar citas ahorra tiempo y les ofrece a los clientes la oportunidad de hacer una cita en la oficina del DMV que desean. También, este nuevo método ofrece opciones fáciles para ubicar más citas en las oficinas cercanas del DMV con solo una mirada en la pantalla.

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“Entendemos que su tiempo es valioso y con ofrecer este sistema, esperamos que satisfaga mejor las necesidades de su apretada agenda”, dijo la Directora del DMV Jean Shiomoto. “Nuestro objetivo es que usted pueda encontrar la cita más conveniente y lo más rápido posible”.

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Los clientes que necesitan hacer una cita por Internet con el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de California (DMV) ahora pueden ver las fechas y los tiempos disponibles en varias oficinas cercanas a la misma vez. El nuevo sistema para con-

Anteriormente, los clientes tenían que buscar cada oficina del DMV individualmente para localizar citas disponibles, pero ahora ¡ya no! Para hacer una cita visitar para visitar una oficina del DMV, ingrese a nuestro sitio de Internet www.dmv.ca.gov


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Don MorrisseyDeputy Sheriffs’ Association of Santa Clara County Deputy sheriffs absolutely hate having to respond to a car crash that has injured anybody; it’s particularly hard when it’s a child who is sobbing and bleeding in the street. It wrings us out. In our professional function, we patrol the streets in the unincorporated area of Santa Clara County and in the cities of Cupertino, Los Altos Hills and Saratoga. The Deputy Sheriffs’ Association represents 500 deputies in this county. We are big on traffic safety and equally big on writing tickets and arresting people who make the streets more dangerous by speeding, ignoring other traffic laws or driving while they’re drunk, high or distracted.

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All crashes are preventable because they all have causes. If it’s predictable, it’s preventable. Slow down, drive sober and pay attention.

Do what the deputies do, never walk between parked cars. A driver could get in and back up or start up, causing serious injury.

Moms, dads, aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends have a major responsibility to kids around traffic safety. Grownups need to teach the children the rules of walking and bicycling. Here’s what adults should teach children about safety when they’re walking around town.

Don’t run into the street. Walk on the sidewalk or on the path.

Walk, not run, when they cross the street. That’s because they could trip and fall in the street. Cross with an adult until they’re 10. Make it a habit to look to the left, the right and left again when crossing. Always cross in the crosswalk, not mid-block. Play away from streets and vehicles.

Wear a helmet every time they ride a bike, use a skateboard or roller skates. Adults who have kids in the car need to get rid of any distractions. They should put the smartphone and the tablet away, turn the radio off and declare quiet time. It’s best for adults to keep their car keys with them and lock the trunk and the car doors. Summer should be fun and free, not dangerous and heartbreaking.

San Jose, CA Starting July 11, San Jose branch libraries will open six-days a week. The new hours will be as follows: Monday 1-7 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday noon-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The San José City Council approved Mayor Sam Liccardo’s proposal for restoring the six-day schedule in April after the City was forced to reduce branch library operating hours in 2011 during the Great Recession. Due to the overwhelming support by voters in 2014 to renew the Library’s Parcel Tax, City and Library officials were able to develop a highly efficient plan to increase Library services. Events to highlight: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cultural performances, Balloon art, and Summer Meal Distribution Tully Community Branch 880 Tully Rd. San Jose, CA 95111 11:00 a.m. Performance by Warm the World Evergreen Branch, 2636 Aborn Rd. San Jose, CA 95121 12:00 p.m. Performance by Mexican Folkloric Group Yolotly Guerrerense Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch, 921 S. First St. San Jose, CA 95110 Note: City Librarian Jill Bourne is scheduled to attend events at: 12 p.m. Santa Teresa Branch, 290 International Circle, San Jose, CA 95119 1:30 p.m. Seven Trees Branch, 3590 Cas Dr. San Jose, CA 95111 More info at www.sjpl.org/blog/new-expanded-hours-start-july-11

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281978 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tuyen Ngoc Thai. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Tuyen Ngoc Thai has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Tuyen Ngoc Thai to Alexandra Gabriella Louis Thai b.AKA Tuyen N. Thai to Alexandra Gabriella Louis Thai. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated

below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate 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 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281963 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ly P Tran. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Ly P Tran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows:

a Ly P Tran to Ally Tran b.AKA Ly Pham Thien Tran to ally tran . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate 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 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606306 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Jackson Liquor & Food 150 S. Jackson Ave San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Rafique Panjwani 43947 Boston Court Fremont, Ca 94539. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/11/2010 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com guilty of a crime.) 2015 Show cause shall Rafique Panjwani This statement was be published at least July 10, 19, 24, 31, filed with the County once a week for four 2015 of Santa Clara on successive weeks This statement was 04/23/2015 prior to the date set filed with the County for hearing on the of Santa Clara on FICTITIOUS BUSI- petition in El Obser06/23/2015 NESS vador, a newspaper NAME STATEMENT of general circulation, FICTITIOUS BUSINO. 604176 printed in the county NESS The following of Santa Clara. NAME STATEMENT person(s) is (are) do- March 13, 2015 NO. 606790 ing business Zui Ze Thomas E. Kuhnle The following Café 3975 Senter Judge of the Superior person(s) is (are) Rd. Ste # 104 San Court doing business C&L Jose, CA 95111. Ma, June 5, 12, 19, 26, Services 4548 So- Amy Tuyet 1049 2015 noma Dr Milpitas CA Honeysuckle Dr. San 95035, Santa Clara Jose, CA 95122. This FICTITIOUS BUSICo. Lester Castillo business is conductNESS 4548 Sonoma Dr Mil- ed by an individual; NAME STATEMENT pitas CA 95035 and registrant has begun NO. 606167 Carlos Loranca 9279 business under the The following Pacific Ave #45 San fictitious business person(s) is (are) doLeandro Ca 94577. name or names listed ing business Pono This business is con- hereon, 04/22/2015 Hair Salon 1356 ducted by a general “I declare that all Charmwood Square partnership; regis- information in this San Jose CA 95117, trants have not be- statement is true and Santa Clara Co. gun business under correct.” (A registrant Junko Okudera 1356 the fictitious business who declares as true Charmwood Square name or names listed information which San Jose CA 95117. hereon. “I declare that he or she knows to This business is conall information in this be false is guilty of a ducted by an indistatement is true and crime.) vidual; registrant has correct.” (A registrant Ma, Amy Tuyet not begun business who declares as true July 10, 19, 24, 31, under the fictitious information which 2015 business name or he or she knows to This statement was names listed hereon. be false is guilty of a filed with the County “I declare that all crime.) of Santa Clara on information in this Lester Castillo 04/202015 statement is true and General Partner C&L correct.” (A registrant Services ORDER TO SHOW who declares as true July 10, 19, 24, 31, CAUSE information which 2015 FOR CHANGE OF he or she knows to This statement was NAME be false is guilty of a filed with the County NO. 115CV278061 crime.) of Santa Clara on Superior Court of Junko Okudera 07/08/2015 California, County of June 26; July 3, 10, Santa Clara-In the 19, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSI- matter of the applica- This statement was NESS tion of: Karina Torres. filed with the County NAME STATEMENT TO ALL INTEREST- of Santa Clara on NO. 604130 ED PERSONS: The 06/18/2015 The following court finds that peti- FICTITIOUS BUSIperson(s) is (are) tioner Karina Torres NESS doing business WR has filed a petition for NAME STATEMENT Properties 6707 El- Change of Name with NO. 606165 wood Rd San Jose, the clerk of this court The following CA 95120, Santa for a decree changing person(s) is (are) doClara Co. Benjamin names as follows: a. ing business Silkdays Fernandez 6707 El- Karina Torres to Kar- 1745 Saratoga Ave wood Rd. San Jose, ina Chavarin b. Rob- Suite B San Jose, CA Ca 95120. This busi- ert Emmanuel Torres 95129, Santa Clara ness is conducted by to Emmanuel Cha- Co. View Point Interan individual; regis- varin. THE COURT national Corp. 1745 trant has not begun ORDERS that all Saratoga Ave Suite B business under the persons interested San Jose Ca 95129. fictitious business in this matter appear This business is name or names listed before this court at conducted by a corhereon. “I declare that the hearing indicated poration; registrant all information in this below to show cause, has begun business statement is true and if any, why the petition under the fictitious correct.” (A registrant for change of name business name or who declares as true should not be grant- names listed hereon, information which ed on 06/30/2015 08/01/2014 “I declare he or she knows to at 8:45 am, Probate that all information in be false is guilty of a Dept., located at 191 this statement is true crime.) N. First Street, San and correct.” (A regBenjamin Fernandez Jose, CA 95113. A istrant who declares July 10, 19, 24, 31, copy of the Order to as true information

which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mari Wada President June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/18/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606188 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Capital Estates Realty 90 S. White Rd. San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. RW Capital Estates, Inc. 90 S. White Rd. San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/18/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Cayo Gonzalez President June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/18/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279933 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gurmit Singh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Gurmit Singh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gurmit Singh to Gurmeet Singh Taunk. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted

JULY 10-16, 2015 on 08/11/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 28, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282046 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mendel Howard Yang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mendel Howard Yang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mendel Howard Yang to Wesley Howard Yang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 18, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE


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JULY 10-16, 2015 FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281996 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sooah Shin. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Sooah Shin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kelly Suh Yeon Kim to Claire Nayeon Kim. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 18, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279843 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mark Sanchez Jr. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mark Sanchez Jr has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mark Sanchez Jr to Mark Heredia. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to

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

of Santa Clara. June 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605919 The following person(s) is (are) doing business D.S Clean Up and Hauling 122 N. 18th st San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. David Sandoval 122 N 18th St San Jose, Ca 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) David Sandoval June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605107 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ready Preschool 430 S. Abel Street Milpitas CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Ready Preschool, Inc 1172 Murphy Ave #170, San Jose CA 95131. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dong Chen CEO June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on

05/21/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281572 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Joshua Adrian Masser. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Joshua Adrian Masser, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Joshua Adrian Masser to Joshua Adrian Ramos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/15/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 8, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281806 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chaohong Hu and Yi Lu. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Chaohong Hu and Yi Lu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yiyuan Hu to Sunnie Yiyuan

Hu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281808 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Feng Jiao and Meilian Li. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Feng Jiao and Meilian Li have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Liming Jiao to Leo Jiao. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation,

printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281873 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jennifer Metzler. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Jennifer Metzler, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jennifer Leslie Metzler to Ember Dulcet Kalon. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281923 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Virginia Riegos Rangel. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Virginia Riegos Rangel, has filed a

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Eduardo Antonio Riegos Rangel to Christopher Jared Riegos Rangel. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 16, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV277405 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: J Raul Gutierrez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner J Raul Gutierrez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. J Raul Gutierrez to Julian Raul Gutierrez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall

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be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281782 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bisrat Kifleyohannes. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner J Raul Gutierrez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bisrat Kifleyohannes to Betiel Yemanearb b. Aminadab Gebrdingl to Aminadab Tesfay c.AKA Aminadab Gebredingl to Aminadab Tesfay d. AKA Aminadab Tesfay Gebrdingl to Aminadab Tesfay. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/15/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 12, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 19, 29; July 3, 10, 2015


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tras una decisión reciente por parte de la corte de apelaciones donde exigía a la agencia que respondiera a una petición emitida en el 2007 donde se le pedía la prohibición del químico.

Tras casi 15 años de que la Agencia de Protección Ambiental (EPA por sus siglas en inglés) prohibiera que el químico clorpirifos se use en los hogares, la agencia anunció el lunes que está cerca de prohibir este pesticida neurotóxico para uso en campos agrícolas también. El anuncio se hizo

Los defensores del medio ambiente y de los trabajadores agrícolas que iniciaron la acción legal califican el anuncio como un paso importante en la dirección adecuada, y potencialmente con un mayor alcance si la agencia se compromete a prohibirlo totalmente el próximo año. La EPA explica en su reporte a la corte:

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“La EPA tiene la intención de otorgar la Petición para ser publicada en el Registro Federal a más tardar el 15 de abril del 2016, la cual es una norma propuesta de acuerdo a 21 U.S.C. sección 346a(d)(4)(A) (ii) para revocar todas las tolerancias de clorpirifos que respondan a las preocupaciones que se tienen sobre la calidad del agua en cuencas pequeñas de todo el país.” “Al retirar todas las tolerancias de clorpirifos, la EPA estaría prohibiendo todos los usos de clorpirifos en los alimentos. Esto es precisamente lo que hemos estado buscando por años. Según las investigaciones de la misma EPA, se ha descubierto que el clorpirifos causa daño cerebral en los niños e

Suzanne Potter California News Service FRESNO, Calif. - Environmental and farm workers’ groups are cheering this week’s announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it plans to ban agricultural use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos. The EPA banned the use of chlorpyrifos in homes 15 years ago. The agency now acknowledges the chemical’s risk to drinking water from runoff, as well as to agricultural workers and residents exposed to pesticide drift. Patti Goldman, a managing attorney with the lawfirm Earthjustice, says the decision is a “long time coming.”

intoxica a los trabajadores y las personas que se encuentren cerca,” dijo Patti Goldman, la abogada de Earthjustice que está llevando el caso. “Por fin la EPA está tomando pasos para proteger a los niños, los trabajadores y sus familias al vetar este pesticida tan dañino.” En diciembre del 2014, la EPA finalmente aceptó los datos científicos que demostraban una correlación entre la exposición al clorpirifos y el daño cerebral en los menores, incluyendo un menor cociente intelectual, retrasos de desarrollo y pérdida de memoria. Por 15 años, la EPA ha estado permitiendo niveles de exposición mucho mayores que los niveles considerados dañinos para los niños. Como resultado, los grupos de defensores han seguido presionando para lograr mayores protecciones para los niños a nivel estatal y federal, hasta que la agencia fortalezca su compromiso con el veto. El reporte que la EPA presentó a la corte menciona el daño a los trabajadores como una razón más para establecer la prohibición. “Cada año, los trabajadores agrícolas y sus familias en comunidades rurales están siendo expuestos a clorpirifos, y la EPA está reconociendo finalmente el daño que esta ex-

“It is the right thing to do,” says Goldman. “Chlorpyrifos is such a dangerous pesticide it should be banned across the board. We hope EPA will hang tough and see this through to the end.” The EPA said it may allow some use in the future, but only if pesticide manufacturers offer meaningful mitigation plans. Dow Agrosciences, the primary manufacturer of chlorpyrifos, says the pesticide has been extensively studied, is approved for use in 88 countries and degrades quickly enough to have what the company terms a “negligible” effect on runoff. California also announced restrictions on the chemical’s

posición puede llegar a causar. Ya era hora que la EPA hiciera caso a los descubrimientos científicos y tomara acción,” dijo la Dra. Margaret Reeves, Científica Jefe de la Red de Acción contra los Pesticidas (Pesticide Action Network). “Un veto garantiza que tanto trabajadores como familias en comunidades rurales se sientan protegidos contra este peligroso pesticida que se dispersa tan fácilmente.” “Los tipos de daño cerebral que el clorpirifos causa son una pesadilla para cualquier padre de familia: reducciones en cociente intelectual menor, desórdenes de atención, retrasos en el desarrollo,” dijo Jennifer Sass, científica jefe del Consejo para la Defensa de los Recursos Naturales (Natural Resources Defense Council). “La EPA debe actuar para detener la exposición a este pesticida y proteger los cerebros de los niños de este tipo de daño tan atroz.” “Si la EPA llega a vetar el clorpirifos, es un paso hacia la justicia ambiental,” dijo Virginia Ruiz del grupo Justicia Campesina (Farmworker Justice). “Los trabajadores del campo y sus familias, que son predominantemente pobres y en su mayoría latinos, cargan con el peso de las intoxicaciones y el rocío tóxico.”

use on Wednesday. Margaret Reeves, senior scientist with the Pesticide Action Network, says a complete ban is necessary to protect rural communities.“California’s Department of Pesticide Regulation is finally stepping up to the plate. But those restrictions are very small, voluntary, and not enough,” says Reeves. Chlorpyrifos is widely used in California, particularly on almond, walnut, orange and alfalfa crops in the Central Valley. Studies have linked the chemical to health conditions, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, reduced IQ and poor cognitive development.


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100 SHOWS ON 12 STAGES JAZZ BLUES LATIN Martin Luther King Junior Community Hospital reopened in South Los Angeles on Tuesday. The facility is updated and under new management. Photo courtesy of MLK Jr. Community Hospital.

Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES - One of the poorest areas of South Los Angeles got a gleaming new 131bed hospital Tuesday. Martin Luther King Junior Community Hospital opened its doors, seven years after its troubled predecessor, nicknamed “Killer King,” was forced to shut down when the federal government pulled all funding for the facility amid criticism about conditions and staff errors. Anthony Wright, executive director of the consumer advocacy group Health Access, says he’s glad the place is getting a fresh start. “Folks are feeling good that the institution is now reopening under new management,” says Wright. “With new safeguards, rebuilt with the new, state-of-the-art technology and facilities.” He says the hospital also has been reorganized to focus on preventive care, instead of its former focus on triage and emergency-room care. The new hospital includes an urgent-care center for psychiatric cases, an outpatient clinic and a public health clinic that will offer services like immunizations and testing for sexually-transmitted diseases. Wright also praises the facility’s new forward-thinking philosophy. “Having a local facility in south central Los Angeles focused on not just when people show up at the hospital but before they show up, that helps provide a focus for improved health in that community,” says Wright. The old hospital, which opened in 1972, was run by Los Angeles County. The new facility is managed by a special board dedicated solely to MLK Junior Community Hospital.

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El anticipado thriller sobre narcotráfico, SICARIO, ha lanzado cinco “Tarjetas de Lotería”, rindiendo homenaje a las tarjetas tradicionales de Lotería - el juego que se originó en México. Las tarjetas cuentan con miembros del talentoso elenco que incluye al ganador del Premio de la Academia® Benicio del Toro, la ganadora del Globo de Oro® Emily Blunt, el nominado al Premio de la Academia® Josh Brolin, junto con otras imágenes que capturan los temas de SICARIO .

Josh Gad is Ludlow Lamonsoff in the anticipated film, Dirigida por el aclamado Denis Villeneuve , no te pierdas esta poderosa película que se estrena en cines selectos el 18 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2015 y PIXELS in theaters en todo Estados Unidos el 25 DE SEPTIEMBRE DE 2015. July 24th. Check some of Josh Gad’s moments in Film! PIXELS (2015) As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In PIXELS, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults -- and nowU.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.

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THE WEDDING RINGER (2015) Two weeks shy of this weeding, a socially awkward guy enters into a charade by hiring the owner of a company that provides best men for grooms in need. WISH I WAS HERE (2014) Aidan Bloom (Zach Braff), a struggling actor, lives in Los Angeles with his wife (Kate Hudson) and two children, Grace and Tucker. Up until now, Aida’s father Gabe (Mandy Patinkin), has been paying for the children’s schooling, bu he is now gravely ill. JOBS (2013) College dropout Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher), together with his friend, technical whiz-kid Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad), sparks a revolution in home computers with the invention of the Apple 1 in 1976. THE INTERNSHIP (2013) After old-school salesmen Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) find themselves downsized, Billy decides that, despite their

complete lack of technological savvy, they should work for Google. FROZEN (2013) When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (2012) Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. MARMADUKE (2010) A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly and Starr Hill Presents are excited to announce the lineups for the Outside Lands 2015 Night Shows and Barbary Tent. For fans who still want more after an incredible day in Golden Gate Park, the festival has taken over several San Francisco performance spaces and clubs -- The Independent, Rickshaw Stop, Brick & Mortar Music Hall and the California Academy of Sciences -- to host rare, intimate performances by: The Notorious Wilco Brothers, Leon Bridges, Langhorne Slim & The Law, The Drums, METZ, Speedy Ortiz, Alvvays, GRMLN, Twin Peaks, DMA’s, Day Wave, Strand of Oaks, DJ Windows 98 (aka Win Butler of Arcade Fire) and DJ Aaron Axelsen. The complete Outside Lands Night Shows schedule is below.

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Hari Kondabolu Joe Klocek DJ Real The complete Night Shows Schedule is below: The Notorious Wilco Brothers The Independent Thursday, August 6th 8pm / $75 /21+

Together with SF Sketchfest (the popular San Francisco Comedy Festival), Outside Lands organizers have also programmed an eclectic lineup for The Barbary comedy and improv tent. Named in honor of San Francisco’s infamous Barbary Coast district, The Barbary provides the perfect setting for a true postmodern vaudevillian mix of stand-up, sketch comedy, music and more.

The complete list of Barbary talent is below: Tig Notaro Pete Holmes Andy Kindler Jen Kirkman Members of The Daily Show News Team: Al Madrigal, Hasan Minhaj and Jordan Klepper

Leon Bridges Langhorne Slim & The Law The Independent Friday, August 7th 10pm / $25 / 21+ Upright Citizens Brigade: Asssscat with Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, Matt Walsh, Horatio Sanz & Danielle Schneider Comedy Bang Bang! With Scott Aukerman and Special Guests Uptown Showdown Debate - Teen Pop Stars vs. Grizzled Old Rockers: Which Are Better?

The Groundlings: The Black Version with Jordan Black, Danielle Gaither, Phil Lamarr, Karen Murayama, Gary Anthony Williams & Nyima Funk Rory Scovel Ron Funches Joe Derosa Nate Bargatze James Adomian Cameron Esposito

The Drums Brick & Mortar Music Hall Friday, August 7th 10pm / $20 / 18+ METZ Speedy Ortiz Rickshaw Stop Friday, August 7th 10pm/$20/All Ages Alvvays GRMLN California Academy of Sci-

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ences Thursday, August 6th 6:00pm /$12 /21+ Twin Peaks DMA’s Day Wave Brick & Mortar Music Hall Saturday, August 8th 10pm /$15 /$18 18+ Strand Of Oaks Brick & Mortar Music Hall Thursday, August 6th 7:30 doors/ 8:00 show $15-$7/18+ Popscene and Flood Magazine present DJ Windows 98 (aka Win Butler of Arcade Fire) DJ Aaron Axelsen Rickshaw Stop Thursday, August 6th 9:00pm /$20 /All Ages Tickets go on sale Friday July 10th, 2015.

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Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR Desde hace más de una década los artistas y los medios de comunicación han formado una interesante mancuerna que nos mantienen al tanto de todo lo que sucede en el mundo de la farándula. Los programas de televisión, la radio, los periódicos y las revistas, nos mantienen informados de los últimos chismes y escándalos de los artistas de moda. Igualmente todos tenemos un artista favorito, una estrella a la cual admiramos y a quien le

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dedicamos tiempo a escuchar su música, ver sus películas o simplemente al sintonizar un programa o al adquirir una publicación en la que aparece su foto al lado de su última y más controversial hazaña. Con tanto bombardeo de los medios de comunicación acerca de la gente famosa, se ha comenzado a dar un fenómeno que sucede con mayor frecuencia. Este fenómeno es el soñar constante o repetidamente con las personalidades del mundo del entretenimiento y los artistas de moda. Hace un par de semanas me asombré cuando en un show

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de televisión observé como decenas de jóvenes eran entrevistados y señalaban con pasión que soñaban con frecuencia con su artista favorito. Intrigado por este fenómeno me dediqué a la tarea de investigar el significado onírico y los mensajes que el subconsciente nos comunica cuando soñamos con la gente famosa. Después de analizar y estudiar las características de varios artistas del momento, he recopilado algunos significados oníricos de sueños donde intervienen las siguientes personalidades:

Al Pacino: Gracias a su forma de ser se ha ganado el respeto de la gente. Angelina Jolie: Si evita vicios y tentaciones su vida será más placentera. Ben Affleck: No se deje imponer la voluntad de otros en su vida. Brad Pitt: La belleza exterior es importante pero lo es aun más la belleza interior. Britney Spears: No trate de vivir una vida demasiado apresurada. Celia Cruz: Alcanzará fama y fortuna en su profesión. Chayanne: La oportunidad de su vida vendrá en un par de años. Cristian Castro: Cree estar enamorado pero en realidad no lo está. Acepte su naturaleza. Denzel Washington: Su profesionalismo le será admirado y recompensado. Don Francisco: No oculte su verdadera personalidad. Sea más humilde. George Clooney: Un nuevo amor está por aparecer en su camino. Johnny Depp: Conocerá gente misteriosa y enigmática. Tendrá una experiencia sobrenatural. Jennifer López: Sufrirá decepciones románticas pero su ambición le llevará muy lejos. Juanes: Un sufrimiento le perturba. Julia Roberts: Existen personas que desean entorpecer su camino, pero usted les vencerá. Lady Gaga: Tiene por delante una enorme responsabilidad. Luis Miguel: Abundarán los amoríos y las pasiones ocultas en su vida. Madonna: Aléjese de sustancias tóxicas, sea menos materialista y más espiritual. Marc Anthony: Se descubrirá una faceta oculta de su vida íntima. Mariah Carey: No permita que un amor mal correspondido trunque su destino. Mel Gibson: Se librará de una vieja culpa cuando se acerque más a Dios. Michael Jackson: Una experiencia de su niñez no le deja vivir en paz. Precisará ayuda psicológica. Nicole Kidman: No crea que el lujo y la vanidad lo es todo en esta vida. Niurka Marcos: Aléjese de gente vulgar, excesos, drogas y escándalos. Olga Tañón: Una dura experiencia le hará comprender que el amor de la familia es lo primero. Paulina Rubio: Su tenacidad y constancia le harán conseguir el triunfo. Pitbull: Su futuro luce prometedor pero cuidado porque le rodea la envidia. Ricky Martín: No crea que todo lo que brilla es oro. Descubrirá la falsedad de un supuesto amigo. Salma Hayek: Sea cortés con todo el mundo, que no exista la arrogancia en su corazón. Shakira: Su creatividad le puede llevar a tener un éxito insospechado. Thalía: Sea realista y sobretodo original. Tom Cruise: No intente ocultar verdades que a la larga serán descubiertas.


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San Jose CALIFORNIA San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced last Friday that the club has signed unrestricted free agent forward Joel Ward to a three-year contract.

Midfielder Tommy Thompson (#22).

PORTLAND, OR. The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Portland Timbers 1-0 on Sunday night at Providence Park, with the deciding goal coming in the 91st minute. Due to two injuries and a call up to the U.S. National Team, San Jose was forced to play without all three of its Designated Players for the first time this season, including leading scorer and U.S. international forward Chris Wondolowski and midfielder Matias Perez Garcia, who leads the team in assists. The Quakes were also without midfielders Sanna Nyassi and Cordell Cato, who were absent due to yellow card accumulation and a call up to the Trinidad and Tobago National Team, respectively. In the 19th minute, Quakes keeper David Bingham made a clutch save to keep the score level. Sprinting up the left side of the pitch, Portland defend-

er Jorge Villafana pulled the trigger on a left-footed shot near the edge of the penalty area that was seemingly destined for the far post. Bingham lunged to his left and got enough on it to put the ball out of play for a corner kick. Five minutes later, San Jose nearly took a 1-0 lead. Midfielder Shea Salinas looped in a lofting corner kick and forward Mark Sherrod was the first man to it. He headed the ball to the far post, beating the keeper, but was denied by a defender positioned on the goal line. Appeals for a handball were dismissed. In the 57th minute, midfielder Tommy Thompson created a chance for himself. Dribbling in the right side of the penalty area with several Timbers defenders around him, Thompson snuck a quick shot across his body that slipped past the keeper. However, the ball rolled just wide left of the far post and out for a goal kick.

The Timbers broke the deadlock in the 91st minute. Following a free kick, the ball was batted around in front of goal before Quakes midfielder Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi went to clear it. Portland midfielder Jack Jewsbury jumped in front of the clearance attempt and deflected the ball over Bingham and into the net. San Jose continues to have one of the best defensive units in MLS. They have only allowed more than one goal once over their last 10 contests, while keeping four clean sheets during that span. Bingham, who has played every minute of the season so far, made six saves, just one shy of his career high. He now has 60 saves this season, fourth most in MLS. The club also received tremendous play from its backline of Marvell Wynne, Victor Bernardez, Clarence Goodson and Jordan Stewart, who have become one of the most consistent and hard-to-break-down units in the league. The Earthquakes return home to take on the Houston Dynamo on Friday, July 10 at Avaya Stadium, presented by Meriwest. San Jose’s second consecutive nationally televised match kicks off at 8:00 p.m. PT and will air live on UniMas, 1590 KLIV and 1370 KZSF.

Ward, 34, recorded 34 points (19 goals, 15 assists) and 30 penalty minutes in 82 games last season with Washington. He ranked 3rd on the Capitals in power-play goals (6), T-2nd in game-winning goals (4), and 4th amongst forwards in average ice time per game (16:51). Last season marked the second-consecutive season in which Ward skated in all 82 regular-season games. In addition, he posted nine points (3 goals, 6 assists) and 39 shots on goal in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He was tied for the team lead in playoff points, T-3rd in goals, 4th in shots on goal and 3rd amongst Capi-

tals forwards in average time on ice (19:02). “Joel is a quality veteran player who can score but also plays an extremely hardnosed brand of hockey,” said Wilson. “He meshes well with our core group of forwards and has a strong track record of playing his best hockey at crucial times of the season.” “Joel is an identity player in that he plays exactly the way I want our team to play,” said Sharks Head Coach Peter DeBoer. “He’s big, strong, fast and hard to play against. That’s exactly what we are looking for.” In 517 career NHL games with Minnesota, Nashville and Washington, Ward has compiled 220 points (97 goals, 123 assists) and a plus-17 rating. He set a career-high for points (49), goals (24) and assists (25) during the 2013-14 campaign. In 53 career playoff games, Ward has tallied 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists)

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and a plus-8 rating. Internationally, Ward represented Team Canada at the 2014 World Championships, recording nine points (6 goals, 3 assists) and a plus-4 rating in eight tournament games, leading Canada in both points and goals scored (tied). His six goals ranked T-2nd in the tournament as he was named one of Canada’s Top-Three Players on the Team. Prior to his time in the NHL, Ward played in 209 American Hockey League (AHL) games for Houston, compiling 86 points (38 goals, 48 assists). Before turning pro, he spent four seasons with the University of Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) men’s ice hockey league. The six-foot-one, 225-pound native of North York, Ontario, was originally signed as a free agent by Minnesota on Sept. 27, 2006.

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Ricardo Esquivel amongst his eclectic array of rug designs. Photo Courtesy: Arturo Hilario.

Location: 1st Street & D Street Arturo Hilario El Observador Ricardo Esquivel owns and runs an area rug business at the San Jose Berryessa Flea Market, which has been around for over 30 years. The fact that this establishment has stood the test of time shows the loyalty of Esquivel’s customer base, as well as his endearing love for what he does. “Thirty-something years back I came to California for a little while, and I got stuck in here,” he says in a humorous tone. Originally from Texas, he had been an owner of restaurants, but desired a different path in life. “I like this better than the restaurants, because those are like a jail.” The time allocated to managing a restaurant was something he did not miss as he transitioned into the rug business. “I had the opportunity to start dealing with Turkish people and they opened my doors,” says Esquivel. Esquivel deals directly with the rug manufacturers in Turkey, having himself traveled there to see first hand what goes into making one of these intricate rugs, and in some ways give it his stamp of approval. “Gaziantep, a city in southeast Turkey, was the first place that I went to when I went to Turkey,” he

says. It was here, 7,000 miles away from the Bay Area, where he created the networks to design and fabricate the rugs for customers of his shop at the Flea Market. This direct involvement comes down to Esquivel getting feedback from his customers, then turning around and changing his products and styles to the popular tastes. “We do the designing and we request the specifications to the factory, we provide the designs to the factory and they create the designs. (Then) we do the color colorations. We are dealing directly with the customer so we know more or less what the customer wants to see.” Currently Esquivel says the most popular type of rug style is “contempo”. “Some of these rug patterns have been on the market for hundreds of years and some people still want to see those patterns with the right color coloration.” So they continue to come to him for that quality and customization, generation after generation. “We’ve had customers that have been loyal to us for the past 20 to 30 years. And they keep coming back.” By far the biggest reason why Esquivel continues to run his business within Berryessa Flea Market is the different types of people that he interacts with. “I like to have fun with the customers and have different conversations. I have been involved with

business pretty much my entire life. Working here in the Flea Market you have the pleasure to meet a lot of different people, and you have the opportunity, if you’re smart enough, to survive and continue with a business for many years.” He adds, “thats the beauty of dealing here in the Flea Market, if you run a good business, do a good job, of course they’re gonna come and follow you, and they’re going to look for you. That’s why its hard for me to quit the Flea Market. I’m happy.” Esquivel’s comfort at the Flea Market may also be due to his business being family run. Among the new ‘employees’ working with him are his grandkids, who get to pick up on the tradition of working within the family business. Like many vendors and management alike that have grown up within the environment, “you grow up here and work here.” In fact, the family ties run very deep. As Esquivel happily notes, “I met my wife in here. That happened about 26 years ago. She was selling shoes in the back, I passed by and I saw her, and that was it.” Ricardo Esquivel’s area rug shop is located on 1st Street within the Berryessa Flea Market, just past the Main Entrance gates.

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