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NOTE THE DIVERSIONS AND DECEPTIONS USED WHILE DISMANTLING 72 YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE FEDERAL PROGRAMS

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Biologist Margaret Mead (1901-1976) observed, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” If 'We, the People' ever become fully engaged, committed, and involved in our governance at all levels, it only takes a few citizens to 'change things' for good or bad. Today, things look bad, but we can change that lawfully with our votes. “While our attention was focused upon the Trump Administration callous and horrific treatment of migrant children whose parents approached the U.S.-Mexico border to seek asylum, House Republicans quietly revealed their proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. This proposed budget calls for $537 BILLION in reductions to MEDICARE services; $1.5 TRILLION in reductions to MEDICAID programs; and $4 BILLION in cuts to SOCIAL SECURITY ENTITLEMENTS over the next 10 years.” “Meta Starr appropriately comments, “There is no cutting Social Security Administration's programs because it is self-funded and (is a) separate and independent tax (both employee and matched by employer) all pay into our retirement fund. Therefore, there would only be more stealing, continued theft of Social Security's (encumbered designated funds). Reader BTW comments 'All that 'previously borrowed' (social security) money needs to be paid back with interest due.” (Source: Facebook, 07.10.2018). At every opportunity, Republicans are making health care more expensive for hardworking families – attacking

people with pre-existing conditions, cynically driving up insurance premiums while concurrently handing massive tax breaks to the same pharmaceutical companies raising drug prices. Republicans are proving once again that they do not care how many people they hurt in their obsession with sabotaging health care. The Trump Administration proposes suspending a program paying billions of dollars to insurers to stabilize health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). “Any action to stop disbursements under the risk adjustment program will significantly increase 2019 premiums for millions of individuals and small-business owners, and could result in far fewer health plan choices,” said Justine G. Handelman, Senior VP, Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. “It will undermine Americans’ access to affordable care, particularly for those who need medical care the most.” Health insurers warned that a move by the Trump administration to temporarily suspend a program that was set to pay out $10.4 billion to insurers for covering high-risk individuals last year could drive up premium costs and create marketplace uncertainty. “What you are effectively doing is dismantling pieces of the ACA (ObamaCare) without replacing them,” per consultant Eric Hillenbrand, AlixPartners, “It moves us back to some extent to the status quo where people with pre-existing conditions found it very difficult to get insurance.” The suspension of these payments (amounting to $10.4 Billion) is the most recent maneuver by the Trump administration to undercut the (ObamaCare

ACA 2010) health-care law that President Trump made his 2016 vowed to demolish. The Trump Administration has been using executive actions to dismantle it.

(per Mexico's Steel Industry Association), America exported $3.6 billion more to Mexico over the past two years than Mexico sold to U.S.A.!

The American people cannot afford the Republican's raw deal on health care. Democrats are fighting to give the American people A Better Deal, with lower health costs and better care for all. (Source: Office of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, July 9, 2018 3:23 PM)

In an import/export tariff trade war, the real losers are the unemployed workers here and there, who end up unable to earn wages supporting their families and ability to continue being 'consumers' who make purchases.

Once installed as President, Trump immediately addressed trade agreements made using 'collective bargaining' with America's partners. The Transpacific Trade Pact (TTP-12 nations); the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA-3 nations); and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO-with European nations) are all being subjected to demeaning commentary followed by each nation being forced into 'bilateral re-negotiations' in which America has advantages. Trump keeps saying 'He can negotiate a better deal for America' which did not happen with China and North Korea. Meanwhile he keeps insulting and abusing allies while praising autocratic leaders of Russia, North Korea, and the Philippines. Trump has already started an 'import tariff war' with China (2nd largest global economy), NAFTA (Canada and Mexico); and now the European Union. Trump does not understand the import/export relationships which allow American labor to produce goods and services involved. The loss of these export-import markets will create production slowdowns/shutdowns resulting in rising unemployment levels both here and there. Import tariffs (15 to 25%) on aluminum and steel from Canada and Mexico are being imposed when the fact is that

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION NEEDS TO BEGIN USING 'EVIDENCE BASED DECISIONMAKING PARADIGMS rather than shooting from an uninformed mouth and then letting others put things together again. The irony is that many agricultural jurisdictions which support Trump are the ones most impacted by this Import/ Export Tariff war initiated by Trump. (source: Raul Lowry-Contreras, Email: July 8, 2018: 4:32 PM). President Trump's selection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court is not in the best interests of Silicon Valley and the entire working class of America. This ultraconservative judge must not be approved by the U.S. Senate until after Tuesday, November 6, 2018 mid-term election when, hopefully, the U.S. Senate is flipped from RED to BLUE. Why? I personally cannot imagine Mr. Trump and his current Cabinet members having the knowledge and expertise to come up with a very effective dismantling of liberal progressive programs. President FDR (1936) threatened to pack the U.S. Supreme Court in order to obtain favorable rulings which enabled establishment of Social Security Administration; Works Project Agency (WPA), and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). The WPA and CCC put the unemployed of 1929's Great

Depression back to work building infrastructural systems (such as the Mississippi 10-foot-deep barge channels which go from New Orleans to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and Pittsburg, PA. I can find no major industry which is not being subsidized by Federal programs. America needs to understand that a 'free-market competitive capitalistic economy does not exist. What has been applied is Democratic Socialism ideology recently used by Alexandria Osorio-Cortez (Bronx, NY), who recently upset incumbent Joe Crowley, who had already served 10 terms and was expected to become the next Democratic Leader following Nancy Pelosi. Democratic-Socialism takes care of 'We, The People' along with those corporate individuals who want to own and control everything. The only way to “STOP TRUMP AND HIS AGENDA” IS TO PLAN TO VOTE THIS COMING TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018. TRUMP MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO IMPLEMENT THE PLANS OF THE KOCH BILLIONAIRE NETWORK NOR THOSE OF RUSSIA'S VLADIMIR PUTIN. THE ESTABLISHMENTS OF BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH 'WE, THE PEOPLE'. WE MUST REDIRECT THE AMERICAN SHIP OF STATE BY REPLACEMENT OF THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP ESTABLISHMENTS. If you chose not to vote, you and your neighbors will suffer the worst economic and governance collapse ever designed by our own American autocratic billionaire dreamers. It very essential to 'push back'. Plan to Vote now in your own best interests because you already know that the Trump Administration will not take care of 'We, The People’.

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EL RIESGO DE COLISIÓN PARA CONDUCTORES ADOLESCENTES ES MÁS ALTO DURANTE LOS PRIMEROS TRES MESES DESPUÉS DE RECIBIR SU LICENCIA DE CONDUCIR Un estudio de los NIH utiliza software y cámaras para observar a conductores adolescents En general, el estudio encontró que el índice de colisiones, y de incidentes donde el adolescente casi tiene una colisión, no se redujo durante el primer año de la conducción independiente, mientras que el índice de conducción arriesgada se redujo ligeramente. Según los investigadores, si los adolescentes aprendieran de sus experiencias, se esperaría que los riesgos de conducir se reduzcan consistentemente con el tiempo.

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PRNewswire BETHESDA, Maryland Los conductores adolescentes tienen ocho veces más de probabilidades de estar involucrados en una colisión, o un incidente donde casi hay una colisión, durante los primeros tres meses después de recibir su licencia de conducir, a diferencia de cuando todavía conducían con su permiso de aprendizaje, según un estudio dirigido por los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud. Los adolescentes también tienen cuatro veces más de probabilidades de participar en conductas de riesgo, tales como la aceleración rápida, el frenazo y giras bruscas al volante, durante este periodo. En comparación, los adolescentes todavía con el permiso de aprendizaje condujeron con seguridad y su índice de conducción arriesgada y de colisiones, o de incidentes donde casi hay una colisión, es similar a los de los adultos. El estudio se puede ver en la Journal of Adolescent Health. "Dado el repentino aumento del riesgo de un accidente y lesiones cuando el adolescente comienza a   conducir de forma independiente, nuestras conclusiones sugieren que pueden beneficiarse de una reducción más gradual de la supervisión de un adulto

durante los primeros tres meses de conducir solos", dijo Bruce SimonsMorton, Ed.D, M.P.H., investigador senior en el Instituto Nacional de Salud Infantil y Desarrollo Humano (NICHD) Eunice Kennedy Shriver de los NIH y uno de los autores del estudio. El estudio es uno de los primeros que sigue a los mismos individuos continuamente, desde el comienzo del periodo de aprendizaje hasta el primer año de la conducción independiente, mientras se recopila información de forma constante utilizando software y cámaras instaladas en los vehículos de los participantes. El estudio también evaluó la conducción de los padres en los mismos vehículos durante el mismo periodo de tiempo por carreteras similares y bajo condiciones de conducir similares a las de sus hijos. Los eventos en que casi hubo una colisión fueron los en que se necesitó una maniobra de última hora para evitar chocar, mientras que las propias colisiones incluían el contacto físico entre el vehículo del conductor y otro objeto. El estudio incluyó a 90 adolescentes y 131 padres en Virginia, y el sistema de recopilación de datos fue desarrollado por el Virginia Tech Transportation Institute en Blacksburg.

Los adolescentes también presentaron un mayor índice de conducción arriesgada bajo condiciones favorables – durante el día o por carreteras secas – en comparación con condiciones menos favorables – durante la noche o por carreteras mojadas. Este resultado indica que es posible que los adolescentes tomen más precauciones o que sean menos propensos a tomar riesgos durante las condiciones de conducción no favorables. En una comparación de adolescentes de sexo masculino y femenino, el equipo del estudio encontró que el índice de conducción arriesgada no difiere por género durante el periodo de aprendizaje. Sin embargo, cuando los adolescentes entraron en la etapa de la conducción independiente, los chicos tenían un índice de conducción

arriesgada más alto. El índice no se redujo consistentemente con el tiempo para los chicos; en cambio para las chicas, sí hubo una reducción. El índice de colisión y de incidentes en que el adolescente casi tiene una colisión fue parecido para ambos géneros y periodos de conducción. "Durante el periodo de conducir con un permiso de aprendizaje, los padres están presentes, por lo que hay ciertas habilidades que los adolescentes no pueden aprender hasta que actúen por cuenta propia", dijo Pnina Gershon, Ph.D., el autor principal del estudio. "Necesitamos una mayor comprensión de cómo ayudar a los adolescentes a aprender las habilidades de conducción seguras al no estar presentes los padres u otros adultos". Los investigadores tienen por objetivo identificar los factores que puedan mejorar la seguridad y reducir ciertos riesgos de la conducción. Planean considerar si la duración y la calidad de la práctica de conducir puedan predecir los futuros resultados durante el periodo de la conducción independiente. También explorarán cómo los pasajeros influyen en el riesgo de conducir durante los periodos de aprendizaje y de la conducción independiente.


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BUSINESS

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BEAT THE HEAT THIS SUMMER WITH A PROPERLY WORKING AC Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

the company or contractor is licensed and insured, and ask for proof of the appropriate documents. California law requires an HVAC Contractor License (C-20) through California’s Contractors State License Board (CSLB) for projects that exceed $500. You can check the status of a license here.

The summer heat is officially upon us and that means Californians are ready to put their air conditioners to good use. The total cost of any appliance, including heating and cooling systems, has three components -- the purchase price, the cost of repairs, maintenance, and the cost to operate it. With heating and cooling among the largest energy expenses in the typical home, it is crucial that you maintain your system for efficiency. Consumers nationwide submitted over 9,000 inquiries about heating and air conditioning companies in 2017. However, BBB also received over 4,000 complaints on heating and air conditioning companies. Complaints varied from being charged up front for a service that was never done, difficulties getting refunds, and misleading estimates. BBB offers the following advice for maintaining and installing an AC unit: • Choose the unit wisely. Before finding a contractor to install your AC, do your research to determine what brand and model you want to buy. Look at performance, price and energy efficiency. Read the product literature and go online to learn about others’ experiences, including the model’s repair history and how

• Know what to check for. During a typical checkup for your cooling system, it’s important to know exactly what the technicians are looking for. Make sure they inspect air filters, adjust blower components, and check pressures for proper refrigerant charge. Asking technicians to examine the condensate drain or even inspecting the air flow will demonstrate your knowledge of what they should be doing.

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well it holds up over time. • Do your research when hiring a contractor. Research companies for free at bbb.org. There you can see a business’ BBB Rating, complaint history and reviews from past customers. You can also Start With Trust® by using the BBB Accredited Business Directory to find a business. Make sure the contractor you hire to install your system is an approved and

COMBATE EL CALOR ESTE VERANO CON UN AIRE ACONDICIONADO QUE TRABAJE CORRECTAMENTE de calefacción y refrigeración, tiene tres componentes: el precio de compra, el costo de las reparaciones, el mantenimiento y el costo para operarlo. Con la calefacción y el enfriamiento entre los mayores gastos de energía en el hogar típico, es importante que usted mantenga su sistema eficiente. Los consumidores a nivel nacional presentaron más de 9.000 consultas sobre las empresas de calefacción y aire acondicionado en 2017. Sin embargo, BBB también recibió más de 4.000 quejas sobre las compañías de calefacción y aire acondicionado. Las quejas variaron entre cargos por adelantado por un servicio que nunca fue hecho, la dificultad en recibiendo reembolso, y las estimaciones engañosas. Photo Credit: Unsplash

Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau El calor del verano está oficialmente aquí y eso significa que los californianos están listos para poner sus acondicionadores de aire a buen uso. El costo total de cualquier electrodoméstico, incluyendo los sistemas

BBB ofrece los siguientes consejos para mantener e instalar una unidad de aire acondicionado: • Elija la unidad sabiamente. Antes de encontrar un contratista para instalar su acondicionador de aire, haga su investigación para determinar de qué marca y modelo quiere comprar. Mira el rendimiento, el precio y la eficiencia energética. Lea la literatura del producto y vaya en línea para aprender acerca de

authorized dealer by the manufacturer. It’s important to solicit multiple estimates, request a price breakdown, get everything in writing, and read the contract carefully. Pay with a credit card if possible and don’t feel pressured to pay upfront. Follow the general guidelines for hiring a contractor, which can be found at go.bbb.org/generalcontractors. • Verify credentials and licenses. Make sure

las experiencias de los demás, incluyendo el historial de reparación del modelo y lo bien que se mantiene con el tiempo. • Haga su investigación al contratar a un contratista. Investigue empresas por gratis en bbb.org. Allí usted puede ver la calificación de BBB, historial de quejas y revisiones de clientes anteriores. También puede comenzar con la confianza utilizando el directorio de negocios acreditado de BBB para encontrar un negocio. Asegúrese de que el contratista que usted contrata para instalar su sistema es un distribuidor autorizado y aprobado por el fabricante. Es importante solicitar varias estimaciones, solicitar un desglose de precios, obtener todo por escrito y leer el contrato cuidadosamente. Pague con una tarjeta de crédito si es posible y no se sienta presionado a pagar por adelantado. Siga las pautas generales para la contratación de un contratista, que se puede encontrar en go.bbb.org/ generalcontractors. • Verificar credenciales y licencias. Asegúrese de que la compañía o contratista tenga licencia y esté asegurado, también solicite la prueba de los documentos apropiados. La ley de California requiere una licencia de contratista de HVAC (C20) a través de la Junta de licencias del estado de los contratistas de California (CSLB) para proyectos que excedan $500. Puede comprobar el estado de una licencia

• Save money with proper maintenance. You can do some routine maintenance yourself, like replacing disposable filters or cleaning permanent ones. It’s also important to schedule yearly check-ups with a technician. If your AC isn’t working properly, you can try troubleshooting a few common problems. Learn how with these tips from Consumer Reports, a BBB Accredited Charity. For more tips on choosing an air conditioning unit, installing it, and maintaining it, check out go.bbb.org/hvac. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting bbb.org.

aquí. • Saber qué comprobar. Durante un chequeo típico de su sistema de enfriamiento, es importante saber exactamente lo que los técnicos están buscando. Asegúrese de que inspeccione los filtros de aire, ajuste los componentes del ventilador y revise las presiones para obtener una carga de refrigerante adecuada. Pedir a los técnicos que examinen el desagüe del condensado o incluso inspeccionar el flujo de aire demostrará su conocimiento de lo que deberían estar haciendo. • Ahorre dinero con un mantenimiento adecuado. Usted puede hacer un poco de mantenimiento rutinario, como reemplazar filtros desechables o limpiar los permanentes. También es importante programar revisiones anuales con un técnico. Si su aire acondicionado no funciona correctamente, puede intentar solucionar algunos problemas comunes. Aprenda cómo con estos consejos de informes de los consumidores, una caridad acreditada por BBB. Para obtener más consejos sobre cómo elegir una unidad de aire acondicionado, instalarla y mantenerla, consulte go.bbb. org/hvac. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 8442000, o en bbb.org.


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SUGERENCIAS INTELIGENTES Y SALUDABLES DE APERITIVOS PARA PERSONAS EN MOVIMIENTO

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StatePoint ¿Su horario lo mantiene en movimiento? ¡Vea estas sencillas maneras de mantener el hambre a raya de modo saludable, sin importar dónde lo lleve su ajetreada vida, como en casa! Haga mini comidas En lugar de comidas grandes y pesadas, piense en pequeños bocados. Combine sus proteínas, verduras, frutas y nueces favoritas en comidas “estilo aperitivo”, que lo dejan satisfecho, pero no bajo de energía simplemente por comer demasiado. Elija alimentos sabrosos para una satisfacción duradera. Elija lo mediterráneo La dieta mediterránea es famosa por ser al mismo tiempo deliciosa y saludable. Así que sáltese las patatas fritas y adopte una referencia culinaria de esta región del mundo para aperitivos más inteligentes. Las aceitunas sabrosas, bajas en calorías y bajas en carbohidratos, ofrecen una gran pieza central para cualquier aperitivo. Delicias del cajón del escritorio Estar sentado durante largas horas pasa factura. Haga una caminata todos los días para tener un resultado más saludable. Un pequeño aperitivo después es una recompensa bienvenida. Mantenga a mano frutas, aceitunas o un puñado de nueces para evitar esa máquina expendedora de comida chatarra que hay en el pasillo.

100 calorías o menos es lo mejor Mantenga la atención sobre las etiquetas de los alimentos envasados y esté consciente de las calorías de sus aperitivos favoritos. Por ejemplo, 10 aceitunas grandes tienen sólo unas 35 calorías y una manzana pequeña tiene aproximadamente 75 calorías. Un huevo duro rico en proteína tiene aproximadamente 80 calorías y 10 almendras tienen 70 calorías. Saber acerca de su comida le da control y evita arrepentimientos posteriores. Busque productos envasados en porciones razonables, como las aceitunas.

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debe incluir semillas, nueces, frutos secos, aceitunas en tazas de porciones y algunos aperitivos de cecina magra. Abastezca el refrigerador con aperitivos de cubos y palitos de queso en porciones controladas, agua fría burbujeante, rodajas de verduras

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frescas, huevos duros y cubos de tofu. Con estos consejos, estará listo para tomar aperitivos de gran poder y mantenerse abastecido de combustible para cualquier cosa que le depare el día.

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Pases de abordar Viajar en avión es ahora notoriamente carente de sabrosos aperitivos a bordo, excepto por unos cuantos cacahuates a menudo bañados en azúcar. Empacar algunos aperitivos satisfactorios con buenas grasas y proteínas es el truco para luchar contra los antojos en los aviones. Aceitunas, semillas tostadas y frutos secos, palitos de zanahoria crujientes y unos cubitos de queso pueden salvarle la vida. El poder a la alacena ¡Aquí es relevante lo de estar preparado! Mantener su despensa y refrigerador abastecidos con los alimentos adecuados es clave para ser un super experto en aperitivos, no un vago de los aperitivos, y esto ayudará a satisfacer los antojos y controlar el aumento de peso. ¡Ni siquiera permita que los alimentos chatarra entren por la puerta! Una

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CHULETAS DE CERDO AL PASTOR CON SALSA DE PIÑA

PARA SERVIR: 1. Precalienta la parrilla de 350 a 375 grados. 2. Deja que las chuletas reposen a temperatura ambiente durante una hora. 3. Engrasa ligeramente el enrejado de la parrilla y coloca encima las chuletas. 4. Ásalas a la parrilla de 16 a 18 minutos. 5. Dales vueltas a las chuletas, dos veces por cada lado, girando 90 grados con cada vuelta para que la parrilla le dé a la carne unas atractivas marcas cruzadas. Usa un termómetro para carne para verificar que la carne esté bien cocida. 6. Retira las chuletas de la parrilla cuando obtengas una lectura de 145 grados F. Déjalas reposar por 10 minutos para que los jugos de la carne se distribuyan bien. 7. Asa las mazorcas de maíz a fuego directo hasta

que se doren levemente y los granos comiencen a reventar en aproximadamente 6 a 8 minutos, dándoles vuelta con frecuencia. 8. Con la ayuda de una brocha de cocina, unta abundante mezcla cremosa a cada mazorca de maíz, cubriéndolas dos o tres veces. 9. Espolvoréalas con el queso y el chile en polvo que reservaste. PARA SERVIR: Sirve las costillas con el maíz y acompáñalas con la salsa. Adórnalas con la lima. Notas: Es posible encontrar salsas y adobos Al Pastor en algunos mercados mexicanos y de especialidades, pero bien vale la pena que te tomes el tiempo para hacerlo tú…. ¡Hasta se puede congelar y guardar lo que no se haya usado!

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DINE

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• ¼ de taza de mayonesa

Pork es sabor PREPARACIÓN 4h+

• ¼ de taza de queso Cotija, desmenuzado

COCCIÓN 30m

• Jugo de 1 lima

PORCIÓNES 4 personas

• 2 cucharadas de cilantro picado • 1 diente de ajo, hecho pasta fina

INGREDIENTES • 4 chuletas de cerdo con hueso (también llamadas chuletas de paleta), de 1 pulgada de grosor ADOBO AL PASTOR: • 8 chiles guajillo sin tallos ni semillas • 2 cucharadas de aceite vegetal

PARA PREPARAR ADOBO AL PASTOR: 1. Mezcla los guajillos en una sartén grande y seca y cocínalos a fuego medio hasta que estén ligeramente dorados y aromáticos. Ponlos a un lado. 2. En la misma sartén, añade el aceite, el ajo y la cebolla y sofríelos a fuego medio-bajo aproximadamente 12 minutos hasta que estén muy blandos y dorados.

• 2 cebollas picadas • 12 dientes de ajo en rodajas • 32 oz de jugo de piña

3. Agrega los ingredientes restantes y baja el fuego a la mitad. Viértelos sobre los guajillos que separaste, tápalos y deja que se ablanden por lo menos durante 4 horas.

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Lobster-hauling off Maine becoming a less popular livelihood

are simply less lobsters than there were in the past. The Gulf of Maine is in the Atlantic Ocean but the Georges Bank and Browns Bank keep the water protected like two jetties under the sea, restricting the flow of the colder water. According to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the area is one of the fastestwarming bodies of water on the planet and that temperature change could be making it harder for the lobsters. There has also been a rise in cases of Epizootic shell disease in the lobsters off the coast of Maine. This disease, usually not fatal, is caused by bacteria eating away at the shell, causing lesions that make it unmarketable. This is devastating to the fishing industry and there isn’t a known reason why this disease has become more prevalent.

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CJ Gunther EFE Cape Porpoise, USA - Chipper Zeiner has been hauling American lobsters off the East Coast of the United States since 1973, when he was just 11 years old, but in recent years he has noticed a decline in the number of people taking up the practice to earn a living. Chipper, who has about 600 pots in various sections of the waters off the coast of Maine, heads out into the Atlantic Ocean at 6 am six days a week, hauling in about 200 lobsters each day, a routine depicted in a photo essay released Tuesday by epa-efe. "You have to love it to do it. If you don't love it you won't be doing it for long. Many kids today won't do it, it costs too much to get into it," Chipper said. He hauls the pots in four-day rotations, one at a time, checking the catch, releasing the shorts, eggers and longs, before re-baiting and moving onto the next one. "Shorts" are less than 3.25 inches (8.26 centimeters), "eggers" are females that either have eggs or have been marked as an egg producer by another lobsterman with a "V-notch" on the tail, and "longs" are over 5 ins (12.7 cm). Cape Porpoise, where Chipper makes his living, is part of the town of Kennebunkport, a popular tourist destination known for its lobster rolls, locally brewed beers, cold water beaches, and the summer home of former US

President George H. W. Bush and his late wife, Barbara. It is also the home port of approximately 40 lobster boats and their captains.

The lobster fishery in Long Island Sound is plagued with the disease and the fear is it will move to the north after having already been found off the coast of Connecticut, Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts.

The American lobster has been surviving in the Atlantic Ocean for millions of years and was plentiful in the past. Native Americans used to use them as bait and fertilizer for their crops, while in colonial times, lobsters were considered to be a poor man’s food, nourishment for indentured servants and prisoners.

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They are now part of a valuable commercial fishing industry that, according to the Maine Department of Marine Resources, netted over 69.7 million pounds (31.6 million kilograms) at a price of over 244 million US dollars (208.7 million euros) in 2008 alone.

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But Chipper has noticed the number of lobstermen at Cape Porpoise has dropped significantly in the last 20 years. Children are not taking over the family business when a parent retires and others have moved on to other ventures and the costs of the boat, license, traps, bait and fuel are not providing a significant enough return on the investment, according to Chipper. In the harsh winter months, he repairs traps, builds new ones and looks after his gear, but "that's the thing about lobstering, you don't make any money unless you get out there." Besides the weather, there are other factors that make the job hard. There

JULY 13 - 19, 2018 "When I was younger, that shore was lined with little cottages, but then big money came in and all the little houses started disappearing and them big homes started," Chipper said. "Them folks have landscapers coming in and spraying the fertilizers and spraying for ticks." "That poison is flowing off them lawns and into the water here and getting at the lobsters. That's my thinking. I pretty much only see them with the shell disease near the shore," he added. Despite the hardships, Chipper loves what he does: "I'm really good at feeding lobsters. My boat is paid for so I will probably do this for another 10 years or so, then maybe just haul in the summer months. I have not had another job and don’t think I ever wanted a different job." The recent trade war that the Trump Administration has started with China, imposing tariffs on imported goods, has backfired on the Maine Lobster industry. China has imposed a 25 percent tariff on US lobsters, as well as other US goods in response. China in recent years has been a boom for the lobster fishermen, but now they are left scrambling to find other buyers.

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INTO THE OUTDOORS

Bay Area Wilderness Training Supports Young People’s Curiosity of the Outdoors

touch with the outdoors on their own. Lee says, “Our students that we work with would not be able to go outdoors. Their families can’t afford their equipment, hands down. BAWT definitely allows them and gives them access to go outdoors. For a lot of the families that I directly work with, they would not even think about going outdoors because it’s too expensive.” Although most of the programs and groups that work with the Oakland based BAWT train and get their equipment locally, there is a wide variety of desitnations for the outdoors groups. “We’ve had people take their kids to the other side of the country with our equipment. We had two different groups go to the Grand Canyon,” says Fraume. From Yosemite National Park to Kelley Park in San Jose, these groups are using BAWT’s training and services to get youth into public preserves and open spaces at no cost to the participants.

The Bay Area Wilderness Training “Gear Library”. Photo Credit: Arturo Hilario

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In this marvel of a land called the Bay Area, there is treasures in the environment surrounding our diverse natural landscape. These treasures are the outdoor experiences themselves, found by people everyday in hikes, backpacking and camping in the vast stretches of public lands. Bay Area Wilderness Training (BAWT) is a nonprofit whose goals include getting disadvantaged youth into the outdoors; a first time experience for many of them. Andrea Fraume is the Outreach Coordinator for BAWT in the South Bay. With locations in San Francisco and a headquarters in Oakland, she says that BAWT brings the outdoors closer to underserved youth in the Bay Area though trainings and a “gear library” which lends equipment at no cost. “The resources that we offer are related to running outdoor experiences for these populations. We do trainings where we take youth workers, teachers, anybody who works with young people in any capacity.” The organization trains participants in being able to lead and develop their own outdoor trips ranging from daytime hikes, local park walks, and five day backpacking trips. The training is referred to as Wilderness Leadership Training, or WLT. “Once they finish that they get access to all of the resources that we have which include gear rentals, which is our most popular program.

People can check out things like backpacks, tents, clothing, whatever they might need to have a good & safe experience with their kids,” adds Fraume. In addition to the training and equipment rentals, they offer mini grants and scholarships to their courses. Currently the leadership courses are being offered for free, but at some point at the end of the year will be available for a registration fee. Seung Lee is the Campus Director for Renaissance Academy's Citizen Schools program. Citizen Schools is a nonprofit which serves as an extended learning program for middle schools across the country. Lee went through the WLT in order to learn more about bringing camping courses to Citizen’s Schools. “I was able to go on their five-day backpacking course which gave me a variety and skills to really navigate and facilitate a backpacking trip with youth.” One of the main takeaways for Lee was the ease of going through the program and being able to get the students from the school he works with out into a campsite. “Through that partnership we were able to take twelve girls backpacking in the East Bay. For 90% of them it was the first time ever sleeping outdoors. So that was a great experience for us to give to their students.” Fraume and Lee both share similar viewpoints when it comes to the main takeaway of BAWTthe accessibility and opportunity it brings to students and young people who might not have the resources or knowledgebase to get in

Santa Clara Open Space Authority is partly to thank for BAWT’s successful expansion in the South Bay. Through the special district’s funding over the last few years BAWT has been able to allocate funds to reach further out into communities and be able to provide training scholarships. “We want nature to be accessible to everyone and funding projects in the community allows us to do that. It’s also because of the measure passing we know it’s important to our voters and our jurisdiction as well,” says Alisha Maniglia, a Communnications Specialists with Open Space Authority. Thus far Open Space Authority has awared BAWT two grants stemming from funds secured through Measure Q, an open space protection measure that was overwhelmingly passed by voters in 2014. “They are our future leaders. These grants are available for schools, nonprofits and community groups. If they want a project in their neighborhood they can sign up for our mailing list and find out how they can bring nature to their neighborhoods,” says Maniglia. A Natural History of Connectedness As for the big picture of what organizations like BAWT do to help bridge the gap of minorities and underserved communities coming into natural open spaces, it’s down to the history of these groups and their connections within nature. “I think in a time where we are so distracted by social media and although we are connected virtually we’re also disconnected in terms of in person communication. A lot of the feedback we get from the students is they really enjoy getting to know their friend a little bit more, on a different level. On a little more intimate of a level,” says Lee. Individuals on these tripss finding a common ground is something that both Fraume and Lee see in the times they’ve been out with children.

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Fraume recalls a local expedition to Almaden Lake Park with eleven students and how theyreacted to being in something as close as a city park. “Yes there was cell reception but they did not care to be on their phones. They were so excited about being outside and learning about this place they’ve never been to. Seeing them talk to each other on a very different level. I always saw them as very imaginative and creative kids but seeing them outside and hearing them talk to each other, it’s so fun. It’s so much fun.” Another variable which helps this connection to nature for some of the youth is the recall to their own families’ histories. “A lot of my kids were children of immigrants or immigrants themselves so they started talking about Mexico and a creek back where their family’s ancestral home is, that was really powerful. You have to work to get to those kinds of conversations and being outside I feel like the inspiration just kind of came naturally,” says Fraume. Originally from Colombia, Fraume recalls not feeling like she belonged until she went out on a trip with BAWT in 2016. “It wasn’t until I went on that course and our facilitators and my co participants invited and encouraged those conversations about belonging in the land that really solidified my sense of belonging, like I deserved to be here, this land is here and I love it and I appreciate it and i’m grateful for it.” She says that in a time of politcal uncertainty for people of color, especially immigrants, it is a especially healing to be part of outdoors experiences. “When I started getting into this work and learning about the social justice aspect of this, somebody introduced me to a list of people of color who are leaders of the outdoors. At the the top of that list was Harriet Tubman. We never think of her that way. Harriet Tubman was an outdoors woman. She would hike for very long distances, lead groups of people on these hikes.” Lee adds, “It’s interesting that people of color have a different perspective of the outdoors and the history says we were the laborers, we were the workers out there. We could change that mindset for minorities, to think of it as appreciating the outdoors more as opposed to reminding them of history, of where they came from." For now, Bay Area Wilderness Training is creating new campers who they hope will take their knowledge back to their communities. Fraume adds, “We need to change the way the outdoors look [and] bring awareness that people have been recreating in the outdoors for a long time and we have a deep relationship with the outdoors.” More information on Bay Area Wilderness Training can be founnd at http://www.bawt. org/.


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SEATTLE'S CAMPAIGN TO BAN PLASTIC STRAWS GOES NATIONWIDE This week, Seattle became the first major U.S. city to ban single-use plastic straws, forcing some 5,000 restaurants to offer reusable or compostable utensils, straws and cocktail picks. Organizers behind the "Strawless in Seattle" campaignwere expecting to have only the month of September designated as "strawless." Campaign co-creator Emy Kane said the strategy was to build on the success of a small win. However, after the city's self-imposed ban, they want to keep the momentum going. 

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In September alone, 2.3 million single-use plastic straws were permanently removed from Seattle according to Lonely Whale's "Strawless in Seattle" campaign. (Pixabay)SEATTLE To rid the world's oceans of plastic pollution, environmental advocates are hoping Seattle's move to ban plastic straws will send ripple effects across the nation and the world.

"So, once you address the plastic straw, what's next? Is it the plastic bags that oysters come in? Is it the single-use plastic cups? So for us, that was really our first starting point," said Kane, digital director for Lonely Whale, a nonprofit business incubator that advocates for healthier oceans. Seattle's ban is part of a 2008 ordinance that requires restaurants and other food-service businesses to find recyclable or compostable alternatives to disposable plastic products. The Seattle Restaurant Alliance, an industry trade group, said it has been preparing for the change for more than a year and its members plan to comply. Businesses that don't comply may face a fine of up to $250, but Seattle officials have said

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they'll work with businesses to help make the changes. Kane said she's excited to see the surge in interest for banning plastic straws, which is part of the larger goal of starting a global conversation. "Since we launched our campaign in September, there have been other proposed bans that have come into play, including the city of Malibu (Calif.)," she said. "There is ongoing legislation

in the city of New York, which is wonderful we recently supported that bill, that's been proposed by Councilman (Rafael) Espinal - in addition to San Francisco." According to some estimates, Americans use 500 million plastic straws every day, while some parts of the oceans contain more plastic than fish. More information on the strawless campaign is online at lonelywhale.org.

In September alone, 2.3 million single-use plastic straws were permanently removed from Seattle according to Lonely Whale's "Strawless in Seattle" campaign. Photo Credit: Unsplash

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643810 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARTINEEZ HOUSE CLEANING, 1688 Scotty St, San Jose CA, 95122, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Maria Guadalupe Chavez, 1688 Scotty St, San Jose CA, 95122. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 06/27/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Maria Chavez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/27/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 643810

July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 644345 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. INTEGRITYCHEK, INC. 2. BEST SYMBOL 3. ICSUPPORT, HOTTIEDAWGS 4. INTEGRITYCHEK, 1055 E. Brokaw Rd. Suite 30 #398, San Jose CA, 95131, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): INTEGRITYCHECK, INC., 1055 East Brokaw Rd Suite 30 #398, San Jose CA, 95131. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 03/10/2015. This filing is a refile [Change(s) in facts from previous filing] of previous file #FBN641871. “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.) /s/ Jaime Alvarez Mejia

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File No. FBN 644276 July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 644115 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SHE-Z PRODUCTS, 954 Larkspur Ave, Sunnyvale CA, 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Ana Jimenez, 954 Larkspur Ave, Sunnyvale CA, 94086. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Ana Jimenez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/05/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 644115 July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330943 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Genevieve Marie La Cross. Petitioner(s) Genevieve Marie La Cross has

filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Genevieve Marie La Cross to Genevieve Marie Hismatullin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 10, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330024 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Cristina Gutierrez Rodriguez. Petitioner(s) Maria Cristina Gutierrez Rodriguez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maria Cristina Gutierrez Rodriguez to Cristina Ames. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 18CV329002 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Julie Symons. Petitioner(s) Julie Symons has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Benjamin Armstrong Deschenes to Benjamin Armstrong Symons b. Claire Elise Deschenes to Claire Elise Symons. 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 9/04/2018 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 01, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330668 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Asuka Yoshizu Evanson. Petitioner(s) Asuka Yoshizu Evanson has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Asuka Yoshizu Evanson to Aska Yoshizu b. Asuka Yoshizu to Aska Yoshizu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/16/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 06, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon

JULY 13 - 19, 2018 Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329123 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Michelle Elaine Mejia. Petitioner(s) Michelle Elaine Mejia has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christopher Morrissey Guerrero Jr to Christopher Morrissey Mejia b. Alissa Neveah Mejia to Alissa Nevaeh Mejia. 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 9/11/2018 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 05, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of  ALIA ZAKI, deceased No.18PR183220 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Hanny Zaki in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Hanny Zaki be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Alia Zaki. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the

personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.   A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 09/10/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.  If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.   Attorney for Petitioner:  Huma J. Ellahie 12 South First Street, Suite 600 San Jose, CA 95113 (408)579-1282  July, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 644093 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CALHOME BANKER, 1999 S. BASCOM AVE STE 700, Campbell CA,


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JULY 13 - 19 2018 95008, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): METRO FUNDING, INC., 1999 S. BASCOM AVE STE 700, Campbell CA, 95008. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/05/2018. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN643985. “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.) /s/ AJ Rana Metro Funding, Inc. CEO Article/Registration #: C3272994 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/05/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 644093 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643963 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RLP RESEARCH CONSULTANTS, 2980 Kentridge Drive, San Jose CA, 95133, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Robin L Parker, 2980 Kentridge Drive, San Jose CA, 95133. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/02/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Robin L Parker This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 643963 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643696

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: M&G JANITORIAL SERVICE, 450 Lewis Rd Apt #3, San Jose CA, 95111, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Elizabeth Espinoza Venegas, 450 Lewis Rd Apt #3, San Jose CA, 95111. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 06/22/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Elizabeth Espinoza Venegas This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/22/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 643696 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643860 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SAN JOSE FURNITURE, 1590 Beryessa Rd, San Jose CA, 95133, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): San Cortez Furniture, Inc., 104 Azucar Ave, San Jose CA, 95111. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 12/03/2010. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN549530. “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.) /s/ Maria Yanez San Cortez Furniture, Inc. President Article/Registration #: 3344437 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/28/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 643860

July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643850 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HILLS DENTAL, 5150 Graves Avenue Ste 5C, San Jose CA, 95129, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation . The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Rachana Vyas DDS Inc, 5150 Graves Avenue, Ste 5C, San Jose CA, 95129. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 06/28/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Rachana Vyas Rachana Vyas DDS Inc President (Owner) Article/Registration #: C3551136 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/28/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 643850 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643509 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. AKITA SUSHI, 2. WEST POKE, 3. MICHI RAMEN, 1757 Washington Street #2, Santa Clara CA, 95050, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Akita Gourmet Food Trucks, LLC, 1757 Washington Street #2, Santa Clara CA, 95050. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 04/16/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Alberto Lopez Akita Gourmet Food Trucks, LLC Member

Article/Registration #: 201415510489 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/18/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 643509 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643899 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MY LITTLE SUNSHINES DAYCARE, 415 Josefa St, San Jose CA, 95126, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Marisol Arteaga, 415 Josefa St, San Jose CA, 95126. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 02/12/2018. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN575178. “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.) /s/ Marisol Arteaga This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/29/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 643899 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330212 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alexander Mathew Jimenez Campos. Petitioner(s) Olga Campos Hernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alexander Mathew Jimenez Campos to Matthew Alexander Campos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 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 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV328924 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hieu Thao Anna Le. Petitioner(s) Hieu Thao Anna Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hieu Thao Anna Le to Anna Hieu Thao Le. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/04/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 31, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV327412 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shaka Howard (Shaka D. Jinks). Petitioner(s) Shaka Howard (Shaka D. Jinks) has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shaka Howard to Shaka Devon Jinks, Sr. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why

the petition for change of name should not be granted on 8/07/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 01, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326936 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Araceli Tapia Fernandez. Petitioner(s) Araceli Tapia Fernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Araceli Tapia Fernandez to Araceli 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 7/31/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 23, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330514 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nancy Delgadillo Barajas. Petitioner(s) Nancy Delgadillo Barajas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nancy Delgadillo Barajas to Nancy Barajas Delgadillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 02, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325111 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Philip Christiaan Schipper. Petitioner(s) Philip Christiaan Schipper has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Philip Christiaan Schipper to Gos De Vriess. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 29, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV327580 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jessica Vasquez. Petitioner(s) Jessica Vasquez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jessica Vasquez to Jessicca Vasquez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

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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 08/07/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 03, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330367 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anthony Nordin. Petitioner(s) Anthony Nordin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anthony David Nordin to Anthony David Cardinale. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/09/2018 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 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330518 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christine Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Christine Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Charlotte Adelyn Nguyen to Charlotte


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Adelyn 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 10/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 02, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330349 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christine Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Christine Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christine Ai Nguyen to Christine Ai 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 10/09/2018 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 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643702 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: X HUB SPACE INC., 250 W Tasman Dr, San Jose CA, 95134, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): X HUB FOR IOT

INNOVATION INC., 250 W Tasman Dr, San Jose CA, 95134. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 04/25/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Chao Ma X HUB FOR IOT INNOVATION INC. Secretary Article/Registration# C4145674 Above entity was formed in the state of Delaware This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/22/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 643702 June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330019 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tjong Ki Ngo In Pro Per. Petitioner(s) Tjong Ki Ngo In Pro Per has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tjong Ki Ngo to Kennedy Tjong Ki Ngo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330095

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nicholas Mendez. Petitioner(s) Nicholas Mendez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicholas George Mendez to Nicholas George Paganetti. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 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 22, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330105 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jesus Rodriguez Garcia. Petitioner(s) Jesus Rodriguez Garcia has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jesus Rodriguez Garcia to Jesus Rodriguez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 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 22, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330248 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hsiao-Mei Liu Miao. Petitioner(s) Hsiao-Mei Liu Miao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hsiao-Mei Liu Miao to Jennifer Miao Liu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325129 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Xiomara Melissa Reyna. Petitioner(s) Xiomara Melissa Reyna has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Xiomara Melissa Reyna to Melissa Xiomara Wright. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 8/14/2018 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 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330003 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ronal Altun. Petitioner(s) Ronal Altun has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Reibys Michelle Altun Ramos to Michelle Altun 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 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330045 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jeni Lily Ha Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Jeni Lily Ha Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ava My Nguyen to Ava Ha Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the

county of Santa Clara. June 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Maria Elena Hernandez aka Maria Elena Hernandez Garcia No.18PR183592 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Francisco Hernandez Sr. in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Francisco Hernandez Sr. be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Maria Elena Hernandez aka Maria Elena Hernandez Garcia. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 08/08/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate

JULY 13 - 19, 2018 Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Patricia Uro-May, Esq. 1625 The Alameda, Ste. 800 San Jose, CA 95126 (408)277-0900 June 29; July, 6, 13, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Socorro B. Gutierrez No.18PR183623 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Emma Sepulveda in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Emma Sepulveda be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Socorro B. Gutierrez. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 08/03/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or

contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Patricia Uro-May, Esq. 1625 The Alameda, Ste. 800 San Jose, CA 95126 (408)277-0900 June 29; July, 6, 13, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 642744 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AMOS PHOTOGRAPHY, 1224 Keoncrest Ave, San Jose CA, 95110, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Amos y Chon, 1224 Keoncrest Ave, San Jose CA, 95110. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 05/23/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Amos Y Chon This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 5/24/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 642744


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643546 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: DURASCAPE, 494 Verano Court, San Jose CA, 95111, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Santos Torres Gonzalez, 494 Verano Court, San Jose CA, 95111. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Santos Torres Gonzalez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/19/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 643546

CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329926 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ngoc H. Provost. Petitioner(s) Ngoc H. Provost has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nathan N. Nguyen to Nathan N. Provost b. Emma N. Nguyen to Emma N. Provost. 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 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643547 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: EVERSCAPE, 1541 Ford Av, San Jose CA, 95110, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Ender Isai Ladino, 1541 Ford Av, San Jose CA, 95110. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Ender Isai Ladino This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/19/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 643547

AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325807 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mario Alberto Arenas. Petitioner(s) Mario Alberto Arenas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jhonathan Paul Guerrero Mejia to Jhonathan Stephen Arenas. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 8/14/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon

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Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV328223 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Annie Ralaine Cunningham and Ryan Matthew Pechulis. Petitioner(s) Annie Ralaine Cunningham and Ryan Matthew Pechulis have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Annie Ralaine Cunningham to Annie Ralaine Knight b. Ryan Matthew Pechulis to Ryan Matthew Knight. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 8/21/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329930 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Laura Juyun Dong, Jason Wei-Young Dong and Alexander Wilson Dong. Petitioner(s) Laura Juyun Dong, Jason Wei-Young Dong and Alexander Wilson Dong have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Laura Juyun Dong to Laura Juyun Don b. Jason Wei-Young Dong to Jason William Don c. Alexander Wilson Dong to Alexander Wilson Don. 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 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329608 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Fritzi Huante. Petitioner(s) Fritzi Huante has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jezebel Darwish to Isabela Darwish . 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 9/18/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 14, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV326545 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ernestina Gonzalez Vallejo. Petitioner(s) Ernestina Gonzalez Vallejo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ernestina Gonzalez Vallejo to Ernestina Gonzalez. 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 7/17/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329643 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Diana Rosenda Bernal and Armando Mata III. Petitioner(s) Diana Rosenda Bernal and Armando Mata III have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Diana Rosenda Bernal to Diana R. Manzo b. Armando Mata III to Armando F. Manzo. 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 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 14, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329899 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Adam A. Alhelew. Petitioner(s) Adam A. Alhelew has filed

a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. AdamYousef A. Alhelew to Adam A. Alhelew. 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 9/25/2018 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 18, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329640 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ricky Rondall Tu’ulaupua. Petitioner(s) Ricky Rondall Tu’ulaupua has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ricky Rondall Tu’ulaupua to Ricky Rondall Te’o . 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 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 14, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329560 Superior Court of California,

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Madonna Mae Ulanday Smith. Petitioner(s) Madonna Mae Ulanday Smith has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Madonna Mae Ulanday Smith to Madonna Mae Ulanday Lazo-Smith. 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 9/18/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 14, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329937 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yufeng Tan. Petitioner(s) Yufeng Tan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yufeng Tan to Paula Tan. 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 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW

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CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329620 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cindy Dulay. Petitioner(s) Cindy Dulay has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kingston Clark Dulay to Kenneth Kingston Dulay. 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 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 14, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329635 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sai Venkata Sriram Ellapragada Cherukupalli. Petitioner(s) Sai Venkata Sriram Ellapragada Cherukupalli has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sai Venkata Sriram Ellapragada Cherukupalli to Sriram Ellapragada Cherukupalli. 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 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 14, 2018


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Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329684 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dawn Elizabeth Heath. Petitioner(s) Dawn Elizabeth Heath has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dawn Elizabeth Heath to Dawnie Elizabeth Heath. 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 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 22, 29; July 6, 13, 2018 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE APN No. 064-225-17 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACEHD, IF REQUIRED BY THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 2923.3 OF THE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE. NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACION DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LUU Y: KEM THEO DAY LA BAN TRINH BAY TOM LUQC VE THONG TIN TRONG TAI LIEU NAY YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED SEPTEM-

BER 1, 2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAISNT YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that Jeffrey Mentzos as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by Gloria Cabral aka Gloria Cabral Robles, a widow as her sole and separate property dated September 1, 2007 and recorded November 2, 2007, as Instrument No. 19639344, in Book N/A of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SANTA CLARA County, State of California, will sell on July 18, 2018 at 9:00 AM, LOCATED AT 15585 MONTERY ROAD, MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by him under said Deed of Trust, in the property situated in said County and State and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 3474 GILA DRIVE, SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95148, ASSESSORS PARCEL NO. 652-18-021. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the notice of Sale is $309,648.26. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. TSG No. 116745763-X59 APN No. 064-225-17 Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon as provided in said note, plus fees, charges and expenses of Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on a property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office where the property is located or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more

times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-206-787-2615. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT if the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. Further, if the foreclosure sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid and shall have no further recourse or remedy against the Mortgagor, Mortgagee, or Trustee herein. If you have previously been discharged in bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this notice is intended to exercised the note holders rights against the real property only. As required by law, you are notified that a negative credit reporting may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligation. Jeffrey Mentzos 216 S. Citrus Street, Suite 166 West Covina, CA 91791 Phone/Sale Information: (206)787-2615 By: Jeffery Mentzos This is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information will be used for that purpose. June 22, 29; July, 6, 13 2018

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GOVERNMENT WATCHDOG GROUPS: PRUITT'S EPA EXIT "LONG OVERDUE"

Many of the EPA regulations that Scott Pruitt scrapped or delayed as EPA administrator had not yet taken effect before his resignation. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Trimmel Gomes California News Ser vice WASHINGTON - After allegedly overspending on ever ything from pens to lavish trips and accepting questionable deals from lobbyists, government e thics and watchdog groups say Scott Pruitt's resignation as Environmental Protec tion Agenc y administrator is long overdue. During his one-year tenure, Pruitt was seen by conser vatives as one of President Donald Trump's most effec tive Cabine t members, working relentlessly to dismantle Obama-era regulations aimed at reducing pollution. Stephen Spaulding, chief of strateg y for the group Common Cause, said Pruitt's questionable past was widely known. His group had urged Congress to delay the confirmation when Pruitt withheld doc uments revealing corporate influence in his decisions as Oklahoma attorney general. "He was clearly unfit for the position of public trust that he was in as administrator of the EPA ," said Spaulding. "I think we were extremely troubled that the majority in Congress really refused to hold him accountable and, in

our view, were complicit." Spaulding shared similar reser vations about Andrew Wheeler, a former coalcompany lobbyist and now EPA deputy administrator, who will take Pruitt's place as ac ting administrator on Monday. Pruitt expressed no regre ts in a le tter submitted to media outle ts on T hursday. Environmental groups predic t the Trump administration will continue its pattern of appointing the least likely candidate to head the agenc y. Kara Cook-Schultz, direc tor of  U.S. PIRG's  (Public Interest Research Group) toxics program, thinks the president should take time to really understand the purpose of the EPA .  "Scott Pruitt has failed in the EPA mission to protec t human health and the environment, and Americans are less safe today than they should be, due to his poor decisions and leadership," CookSchultz said. Like President Trump, Pruitt voiced skepticism about mainstream climate science. Andrew Wheeler also doubts that humans are a primar y cause of the rapid increase in climate change.


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PANTEON ROCOCO PRESENTA "TONANTZIN" UN PODEROSO NUEVO SENCILLO

La Banda Mexicana Anuncia Las Primeras Fechas de la Gira Por Canadá & EEUU otra vez; y éxito en su honestidad como grupo. El crecimiento ha sido constante y sólido en todos los territorios.

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Panteón Rococó lanzó esta semana su nuevo sencillo "Tonantzin", disponible ya en todas las plataformas digitales y hace unos días dio anuncio a través de sus redes sociales de las primeras 15 fechas de su gira por EEUU & Canadá, que comienza este 16 de Junio con el Victoria Ska Fest . Tonantzin es el nombre de la Diosa Madre o la Madre Tierra en algunas culturas prehispánicas, y es el título del nuevo sencillo de Panteón Rococó. Un poderoso track que relata una historia casi surrealista de mucho tiempo atrás contada desde los ancestros "antes que todo acabara, antes que todo muriera". Una historia que se vuelve una oración, una plegaria y ofrenda para Tonantzin

Para Panteón Rococó éste es un momento álgido en su carrera, con un primer trimestre del año en presentaciones en dos de los más grandes festivales de Latinoamérica [Vive Latino & Pa'l Norte Fest] como co-headliners a su máxima capacidad; en medio de un momento creativo de la grabación de su décimo álbum en donde no hay un líder sino una democracia artística en las que todos aportan musicalmente y como humanos inyectando una dosis de energía.

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Los requintos de guitarra que van en aumento hacia el clímax en el tema, la música que fusiona instrumentos prehispánicos y sonidos contemporáneos hacen de "Tonantzin" un tema que promete volverse otro clásico para los conciertos en vivo. Este es el primer tema del nuevo material que el grupo ira develando a lo largo de los siguientes meses.

músicos que empezaron a salir de México desde muy jóvenes, aventurándose en nuevos idiomas y culturas para llevar su música, su canciones, su ska fusión que contagia en el escenario no solo por la solidez de su sonido sino además por la fiesta a la que invitan a ser parte a cada uno de los asistentes. Y los asistentes se unen a esa fiesta volviéndose parte de esa celebración que a través de sus canciones invita además a la reflexión.

Año con año Panteón Rococó hace su recorrido en gira en países que los ha visto crecer no sólo como banda, sino además como individuos. 9

El público de los 'Panteones' es diverso como ellos y su música, han pisado todo tipo de escenarios abriendo plazas en territorios donde el rock

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Para la oportunidad de ganar pases, todo lo que tienes que hacer para recibir tus boletos es visitar www.gofobo.com y poner el código MI6OBSERVADOR para descargar tus boletos.

Hasta agotar existencias. Se distribuirán los boletos por orden de llegada. No hay obligación de compra. Cada boleto admite el ingreso de dos personas. Los empleados de todos los socios de esta promoción y sus agencias no podrán participar. Esta película no está clasificada.

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Latinoramericano está apenas fortaleciendo el mercado y han sabido ser incluyentes en todo lo que hacen musicalmente en disco y en directo. Panteón Rococó no llegó al lugar donde está por un solo éxito sino por muchos: ha llenado arenas con capacidad de más de 20,000 personas, girado en Europa en escenarios de mayor importancia como titulares de festivales; aumentado fechas a sus largas giras y convocado cada vez más personas en cada una de sus visitas. Éxito en sus canciones, éxito en sus explosivos conciertos en vivo que invitan a regresar una y

El grupo originario de México es un emblema no sólo del ska mexicano. Con ellos no hay muros [No Wall Tour 2017], tienen clara su misión [Ejército de Paz Tour 2015], y han crecido y madurado [XX Años Tour 2016] musicalmente y como grupo. Sus canciones y sus shows son realmente una representación y un sentir de más de una generación que los vio nacer en medio del movimiento Zapatista a mediados de los 90's, y que a pesar de las dificultades la esperanza y la resistencia, siguen. La primera parte de la gira por Norteamericana 2018 está llegando a 15 ciudades y más fechas están por anunciarse. Para más información de Panteón Rococó: PanteonRococo.COM


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veces la oración a San Martín Caballero. Hacerlo durante siete martes.

Para conseguir un mejor empleo Se necesita un plato de color blanco, siete velas color violeta, un papel color verde, un poco de miel de abeja y un puñito de azúcar. Escriba en el papel la dirección del sitio donde desea trabajar, luego quémelo y queme un poco de canela en polvo, reúna las cenizas y discretamente espárzalas en o cerca del sitio en el que desea laborar. Posteriormente tome una de las velas y aplíquele aceite de las siete potencias y polvos de plata, de la mitad hacia arriba y de la mitad hacia abajo. Coloque la vela en el plato y enciéndala con cerillos. Ofrenda las velas de una en una a la misma hora durante siete días consecutivos y rece la oración de San José Obrero, inicie el ritual en Luna creciente.

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Para contar con buena suerte • Encomiende su vida al Señor de la Misericordia. • Récele una novena al Santo Niño de Atocha. • Hágale un altar al Niño Jesús de Praga. • Ofrende veladoras al Divino Niño. • Porte consigo el collar de Elegguá • Haga invocaciones y incienso a Lord Ganesha

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• Coloque siete piezas de jade en su mesa de noche. • Porte consigo un poco de mirra y vetiver en el bolsillo izquierdo o en la billetera. • Hágase una limpia cada tres meses o durante la fecha de cambio de estación. • Coloque un trozo de corteza de eucalipto en los cuatro rincones de su habitación. • Porte en el maletero del auto un saquito de tela blanca relleno con hojas de damiana. • Queme incienso de sándalo todos los días. • Rocíe todos los viernes agua de ruda en la puerta de entrada de la casa. • Hágase enjuagues con agua de manzanilla los días impares de cada

mes. • Frote sus manos con hojas de mejorana en Luna nueva. • Queme incienso de copal la noche de Luna llena.

Se necesita el agua de tres cocos, un litro de agua mineral, 15 gotas de licor de caña y 15 gotas de agua florida. En día de Luna llena se mezcla el agua de los cocos con el agua florida, agua bendita, el agua mineral y una pizca de azúcar. La mezcla se utiliza como enjuague después del baño. Al final se lleva un

• Prepare un altar con tres amuletos chinos, tres elefantes, el Buda de la abundancia, siete velas doradas, una docena de rosas blancas y dos matas de bambú.

ramo de flores blancas a la iglesia y se reza la oración a Santo Domingo de Guzmán.

Para tener suerte y salir adelante Ofrende tres veladoras azules, colóquelas formando un triangulo, en el medio del triangulo coloque su fotografía junto a tres monedas de plata, siete billetes de la misma denominación, una copa con agua bendita y siete magnetos, luego rodee las velas con ramas y flores de lavanda, enebro y madre selva. Encienda las velas al menos tres horas al día a la misma hora. Rece la oración a Santa Teresita del Niño Jesús y queme incienso de almizcle. Hágalo comenzando día viernes. El enebro puede ser sustituido por unas ramitas de albahaca.

Para tener suerte con los juegos de azar Antes de jugar a los números de la lotería o si ha de jugar en un casino, primero hágase un enjuague con agua de hierba buena y siempre porte consigo dos dados en el bolsillo izquierdo, los dados deben ser expuestos toda la noche a la luz de la Luna llena y durante tres horas a la luz del Sol. Se acompaña el ritual portando consigo una estampita de San Expedito, la cuál se bendice con agua bendita de siete iglesias.

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• Porte consigo la imagen del ojo visor. • Haga sonar campanas todos los lunes.

Para la buena vibra Se pone a hervir en dos litros de agua, cinco rajas de canela, un poco de mirra, tres ramos de perejil, nueve hojas de hierbabuena, una rama de pirul, una rosa roja y otra blanca, incienso de iglesia, flores de lavanda y un poco de hierba abre camino. Al estar hervida la mezcla se deja enfriar, se cuela, se agrega media botella de agua bendita, y se utiliza como enjuague después de bañarse. Al finalizar se ofrenda una veladora blanca y se reza la oración al Santo Niño de Atocha. Hacerlo día martes, durante seis semanas consecutivas.

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Para tener éxito en el trabajo Se pone a hervir en litro y medio de agua, seis ramitas de albahaca, seis ramas de romero, seis peonías, seis tréboles, seis ramas de mejorana y seis claveles rojos. La mezcla se deja enfriar, se cuela, se le agrega unas gotas de aceite de la prosperidad y un poco de polvo vencedor y se utiliza como enjuague después de bañarse. Posteriormente se ofrenda una vela roja a San Cayetano y se reza tres

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WHICH UNLIMITED PLAN IS RIGHT FOR ME? at max 3G speeds. Pricing reflects AutoPay discount; without AutoPay, $5 more/line.”

Shelly Palmer It’s official. All four major carriers now offer “unlimited” mobile data plans. Verizon has Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, and Above Unlimited. AT&T offers Unlimited & More, and Unlimited & More Premium. T-Mobile offers Unlimited, and offers Unlimited 55+ for people over 55. And Sprint rounds out the group with its Unlimited Freedom offer. There’s only one problem. None of these plans actually offer unlimited data. They offer mostly unlimited data with specific restrictions. “Let me explain … No, there is too much. Let me sum up.”

Sprint Cost for a Single “Unlimited” Line: $60/ month (plus taxes and fees).  Carrier Details. The Best Unlimited Data Plan:  Sprint has only one option: Sprint Unlimited Freedom, which costs $60/month (plus taxes and fees). This plan includes 23GB of 4G data and 10GB of mobile hotspot. There aren’t too many frills, but it’s the cheapest unlimited plan out there. An Added Benefit:  Every Sprint account also includes one Hulu (with limited commercial interruptions) account, which normally costs $7.99/month.

• Want the most unlimited data? Verizon’s got you covered. • Is live TV important to you? AT&T Unlimited & More might be worth a look. • Traveling internationally? T-Mobile Unlimited is a safe choice. • Looking for the cheapest plan? Sprint Unlimited Freedom. Unlimited Unlimited? Inigo Montoya said it best: “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Every major wireless provider’s plans feature unlimited talk, unlimited text, and unlimited data. However, many “unlimited data” plans have a 4G/LTE data cap. Once you hit that point, you’re still able to access data, but your speed is throttled, often to 3G (or worse). Wireless carriers often refer to this as “re-prioritization.” You can refer to it as “limits for unlimited plans.” So, without further fanfare or any more Princess Bride  quotes, here’s what you need to know about “unlimited” plans from the four major carriers: Verizon Cost for a Single “Unlimited” Line: $75 – $95/month (plus taxes and fees). Carrier Details. The Best Unlimited Data Plan:  The Verizon Above Unlimited plan offers 75GB of 4G data per month, along with 20GB of hotspot allowance (which is super handy when you need the full capabilities of your laptop while stuck in crosstown traffic). At $95/month (plus taxes and fees), it’s the most expensive unlimited plan out there, but it also offers the most data. An Added Benefit: This plan also includes 500GB of Verizon Cloud storage. The International Plan:  With this plan,

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you can add international data to your plan for $10/day per device. No separate plan is needed. Over the Cap? “We may manage your network usage to ensure a quality experience for all customers, and may prioritize your data behind other Verizon customers during times/places of network congestion.” AT&T Cost for a Single “Unlimited” Line: $70+/ month (plus taxes and fees).  Carrier Details. The Best Unlimited Data Plan: The AT&T Unlimited & More Premium (at $80/ month) costs $10/month more than the AT&T Unlimited & More package but is worth the upgrade. In addition to 1080p streaming (the base plan only allows 480p streaming), this plan also includes 15GB of hotspot allowance. FYI 1080p is HD quality and 480p is standard definition television quality. Importantly, depending on the resolution of your screen, you may not be able to tell the difference. That said, if you are using the plan with a laptop or late-model video monitor, pony up for the 1080p plan. An Added Benefit:  Both AT&T plans include 30+ channels of Live TV, but the Premium package also includes one of seven “music, movie, or entertainment perks” like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime, or Amazon Music. The International Plan:  Like Verizon, AT&T will let you add international data to your plan for $10/day per device. Over the Cap? “After 22GB of data usage

on a line in a bill cycle, for the remainder of the cycle AT&T may temporarily slow data speeds on that line during times of network congestion.” T-Mobile Cost for a Single “Unlimited” Line: $70+/ month (no taxes or fees). Carrier Details. The Best Unlimited Data Plan: T-Mobile has two unlimited data offerings. Both offer 50GB of 4G data, but T-Mobile ONE Plus (which costs $80/month) offers 10GB of 4G hotspot data and full 1080p streaming. An Added Benefit:  Always in the air? T-Mobile ONE Plus includes unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi on Gogo-enabled flights. If you fly as much as I do (I often say my home is Terminal 5 at JFK), those savings add up. Also nice: unlimited HD streaming (effectively rendering the 50GB data “cap” moot). The International Plan:  While the T-Mobile ONE Plus plan includes 2x international data speed (vs. the base T-Mobile ONE plan), you can upgrade to T-Mobile ONE Plus International, which offers the same boosted international data speeds as well as unlimited international calling, unlimited 4G LTE in Mexico and Canada, and – here’s the big one – unlimited 4G LTE mobile hotspot data. This plan costs $95/month. Over the Cap?  “On all T-Mobile plans, during congestion, the small fraction of customers using >50GB/mo. may notice reduced speeds until next bill cycle due to data prioritization. Video typically streams at DVD quality (480p). Tethering

The International Plan: Sprint’s international plan is the most convoluted of the bunch. Unlimited texting and 2G data are included at no additional cost, but calls cost 20 cents/minute. If you’re going to Canada or Mexico, you can bump up to 4G data for $2/day or $10/week. “Most destinations” will cost $5/day or $25/week, while “other destinations” will run you $10/day or $50/week. Confused? So am I. You can try to figure it out for yourself. Over the Cap?  “For these customers, if they use more than 23GB of data during a billing cycle, they will be prioritized on the network below other customers for the remainder of their billing cycle, only in times and locations where the network is constrained. (These customers will still be able to use unlimited amounts of data without the worry of overage charges.)” Choosing the Right Plan Assuming you could afford any of these plans, which is best for you? The answer is unchanged from the beginning of the cellphone era. It comes down to which carrier offers the best coverage for your particular needs. You can be on the best phone on the best network and find yourself with one bar of signal and an unusable connection. You can be on the cheapest phone on the least expensive carrier and enjoy an unbuffered streaming video. Choosing the carrier that works best where you are (and where you tend to travel) is still the determining factor. After all, what good is “unlimited” data if you can’t connect? Author’s note:  This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.


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