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AMERICA'S MAYORS ARE THE RENEWABLE ENERGY CHAMPIONS AMERICA NEEDS RIGHT NOW

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Source: Matt Hickman, Louisiana Business Journal, Volume 4, Edition 9, July 2017 It makes sense then that Miami Beach served as host city for the 85th Annual Meeting of United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). While topics like education, community development and immigration were all discussed, the headlining news was the adoption of several resolutions centered on resiliency and countering the impacts of climate change — sea level rise included. Most notably, one specific resolution saw the mayors of America’s largest cities pledge to use 100 percent renewable energy, by 2035. The USCM’s push toward 100 percent clean energy along with other climate change-related adopted resolutions isn’t surprising. Over the past several weeks, numerous cities and several states including New York, California, Washington, Connecticut and Colorado have vowed to march forward into a cleaner, healthier and more efficient future as the federal government, under the fossil fuel-friendly Trump administration, assumes a regressive stance. Among other things, the Trump administration aims to lift emissions regulations on power producers, open up protected lands for drilling, make “nuclear cool again” and also somehow revive the ebbing coal mining industry. Mean-

while, America’s mayors aren’t having any of it. Led by current conference president and mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu, the bipartisan USCM is open to the mayors of American cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Based on this criterion, there are 1,408 qualifying cities across the country. Joining Landrieu in Miami Beach were the mayors of over 250 of these cities, representing burgs ranging from Beverly Hills to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The mayors of 10 Puerto Rican cities also registered while the Sunshine State, naturally, enjoyed a large contingent in addition to Tomas Regalado of Miami and Philip Levine of Miami Beach. Per the BBC, Floridians are more at risk to the ill effects of climate change than the residents of any other state according to recent studies. United in opposition to the Trump administration’s exit from the Paris climate agreement, these city leaders have pledged to do everything and anything within their power to stop climate change in its tracks. And unlike the White House’s intentions to place renewables in the backseat on the road to “energy dominance,” mayors, in the spirit of the Paris agreement, are insisting that WIND, SOLAR AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY ride up front. (Although recently championed by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry during the White House’s so- called “Energy Week,” NUCLEAR POWER IS EXCLUDED from the USCM’s definition of “renewable energy” along with waste incineration, large-scale hydroelectric dam projects and everything and anything fossil fuel-related.)

And then there’s wind power. Not so long ago, Trump, as a real estate developer, waged war against the Scottish government over an offshore wind farm that he believed marred views from his newly opened luxury golf course development. Wind turbines, it would seem, are still a foe of Trump, now CIC. In a recent speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, (Trump) stated: “I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories ... as the birds fall to the ground.” These comments elicited widespread groans across Iowa, a state where roughly a third of homes and businesses are powered by wind energy and where the very industry that Trump dismissed as being unreliable has been heralded as a “bipartisan success story,” according to the Associated Press. Ron Corbett, Cedar Rapid’s mayor, was not in attendance at the annual meeting of the USCM. However, the mayors of Des Moines, Dubuque and Waterloo were. Mayors with Paris on their minds; Their commitment to pursue 100 percent renewable energy over the next two decades as well as other climate-related resolutions adopted by the United States Conference of Mayors can be viewed as a sort of unofficial, city centric rejoining of the Paris climate agreement. (Although the symbolic damage has been done, the U.S. will re- main part of the accord until November 2020, which is the earliest withdrawal date.) While cities cannot formally join the agreement although they can certainly pledge to move forward in tandem...according to one resolution, “commit to doing their part on climate action via

aggressive policies and programs that reduce our environmental footprint while promoting a 21st century economy.” Separate from the USCM resolutions, 338 American mayors (and counting) representing 65 million Americans have vowed to honor and adhere to the Paris Accord in the aftermath of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the historic agreement. Aside from the U.S., the world’s second largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China, only wartorn Syria and Nicaragua...are sitting out. Banded together as the Climate Mayors, the battle cry of this impressive alliance that includes the mayors of America’s most populous and influential towns — New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, and beyond is simple: “The world can’t wait — and neither can we.” What’s more, Michael Bloomberg, former New York City mayor has co-chaired a coalition called the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy that includes leaders from over 7,400 global cities recently joined forces in an effort to assist American cities in honoring the commitments made by President Barack Obama in 2015. “Right now you have a level of collaboration and focus and sharing of best practices that I haven’t seen (before). I came from Brussels from a meeting of the US conference of mayors ... and more than 300 mayors signed a letter reflecting our will to deliver the Paris accord commitments,” Atlanta Mayor Kassim Reed, who was also one of four Georgia mayors in attendance at the USCM annual meeting, explained. “My firm belief is that President Trump’s disappointing

decision to withdraw from the agreement will actually have the opposite effect in terms of execution.” And Reed is right. Cities are now poised to lead the way. Although difficult to call it a blessing in disguise, the Trump administration’s choice of inaction over ascendancy in the climate change and renewable energy fields has served as a catalyst — a somewhat impolite wake-up call — for cities, particularly Democrat-led cities in states with Republican governors, to start ramping up their efforts in a big way. ‘It’s up to us ...’ As the United States Conference of Mayors notes, 36-some cities are already leading the way — some of them for some time now — by adopting 100 percent clean energy goals. Six other cities including Greensburg, Kansas; Burlington, Vermont; and Aspen, Colorado, haven’t just established 100 percent clean energy targets ... they’ve already hit them. Columbia, South Carolina, is one city striving to meet a 100 percent renewable energy goal. The city’s mayor, Stephen Benjamin, is vice-president of the USCM as well as one of the co-chairs of Sierra Club-backed Mayors for 100% Clean Energy initiative alongside Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and host city mayor, Philip Levine of Miami Beach.” Today, when it comes to dealing with Global Climate Change issues which involve Renewable Energy, it is the Mayors who are dealing well with this important matter; NOT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION.

LOS NIÑOS PRIMERO Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana

anunciada por el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional desde febrero pasado.

La decisión de la administración del presidente Donald Trump de ir contra los padres, familiares o tutores legales indocumentados que traigan a sus hijos o parientes a Estados Unidos desde el extranjero, a través de los llamados “coyotes” o contrabandistas de personas, ha generado un alto nivel de preocupación entre defensores de los niños, de los inmigrantes y de los refugiados.

Sólo en los últimos tres años han sido aprehendidos más de 155,000 niños no acompañados en la frontera sur de Estados Unidos, la mayoría procedentes de Honduras, Salvador y Guatemala. La lógica de la nueva política es frenar ese número atemorizando a los padres o familiares que mandan traer a los menores ilegalmente al país.

Aunque hasta el momento se sabe de un número reducido de casos, las autoridades migratorias decidieron desde ahora perseguir legalmente a padres, familiares o tutores, lo cual puede derivar en su detención y deportación de los Estados Unidos, una continuación de la política

Si bien es entendible que las autoridades busquen todo tipo de medidas para persuadir a los padres a que no pongan a sus hijos en riesgo por el peligroso viaje terrestre hacia Estados Unidos, principalmente desde América Central, activistas temen que esta nueva política resulte en una separación de largo plazo

entre los padres y sus hijos. Durante años, los menores que son separados de sus padres o que no disponen de otros familiares en los Estados Unidos para hacer entregados, son llevados a la Oficina de Reubicación de Refugiados. Algunas organizaciones de defensoría de menores de edad, refugiados y de migrantes pidieron por ello al secretario de seguridad John Kelly reconsiderar el foco del nuevo programa. Entre los grupos que plantean la necesidad de reconsiderar la política figuran la Comisión de Mujeres Refugiadas (WRC), el Centro para Inmigrantes Juveniles (YCI), Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), los Servicios Luteranos para inmigrantes y Refugiados (LIRS) y el Centro para el Progreso Americano (CAP).

“Esta es una decisión cruel y moralmente escandalosa que va en contra de los valores de nuestro país”, indicaron los grupos, algunos de los cuales consideraron que la nueva política equivale a usar a los hijos como “señuelo” para la detención de sus padres, además de acusar a estos de trata de personas de sus propios hijos. Aun cuando el gobierno federal tiene entre sus responsabilidades centrales la protección de la integridad territorial de Estados Unidos, también debe serlo el velar por los mejores intereses de niños, especialmente cuando quedad desprotegidos y vulnerables. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.

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SUMMIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS LAUNCHES NATION’S FIRST PERSONALIZED LEARNING TEACHER RESIDENCY Launching in fall 2017, collaborative program will train a diverse cohort of aspiring educators to lead today’s classroom while supporting the personal needs of students

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Building on Summit Public Schools’ success as a national leader in student-centered education, its Summit Learning Residency Program will prepare a diverse cohort of teachers for the multiple roles they’ll assume in a 21st century classroom: mentor, leader and teacher.

classrooms,” said Diane Tavenner, founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools. “If we want to prepare our students with the knowledge, skills and habits of success that will allow them to pursue the lives they want, we must change the approach of how we prepare teachers for our public schools.”

“Personalized learning asks teachers to take a different approach in the classroom. From how to use data to make in-the-moment decisions to tailoring lessons for each student to creating lesson plans that are flexible enough to lead whole class, small group and individual instruction, this is an adjustment for even the most veteran of teachers,” said Pamela Lamcke, Director of Summit Teacher Learning Residency. “Summit residents will get to experience personalized learning first-hand as students while acquiring the skills to lead a personalized learning classroom before becoming a teacher of record.”

Starting this fall, residents will be placed in each of Summit’s California schools. Summit’s first cohort will include 24 residents – 58 percent of the residents identify as a person of color. Residents come from a wide variety of backgrounds; two are Summit Preparatory Charter High School alumni.

The yearlong residency program is designed to mirror the Summit student experience, which is personalized, self-directed, skills-focused and project-based. As such, all residents will work toward the same program requirements but, at any point in the year, they might be working on completely different projects because of the selfdirected nature of the work. Residents will engage in learning in a variety of ways: whole cohort experiences, Socratic seminars, peer collaboration and small group workshops, as well as through individual coaching and feedback. Residents will spend the year co-teaching with an experienced teacher who models personalized learning instruction while residents also experience personalized learning through their own coursework. “We must give teachers the training, tools and professional development needed to set them up for success in our current and future

Residents will earn credentials in English, history, math, biology, physics and Spanish. Most members of the inaugural cohort previously participated in the Summit Tutor Corps, a oneyear fellowship at a Summit campus. Aspiring teachers will spend four days a week immersed in a Summit school site working alongside a cooperating teacher and one day a week on their own coursework. After completing the yearlong program, each resident will earn a California Preliminary Teacher Credential from Summit Public Schools. At that time, Summit may extend a formal offer of a full-time position for the following school year.   In the first year, residents will participate at no cost and will be eligible for a fellowship to support living costs. Looking beyond the pilot year, Summit is working on a model that will allow the program to be sustainable and available to teachers in other school systems that are embracing the personalized learning model. The program will serve as a new approach for equipping more teachers across the nation, no matter the type of school, to be able to customize education to meet the unique needs of every student.

Dina Le, a resident in the first cohort of the Summit Learning Residency Program, participated as an AmeriCorps Tutor at Summit during the 2016-17 school year. She will be earning an English credential at Summit Denali in Sunnyvale this fall. Photo Credit: Summit Public Schools

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CÓMO ENCONTRAR UNA CASA DE VACACIONES Business Bureau (BBB) sobre los negocios de alquileres de vacaciones. El problema más común fue dificultades obtener un reembolso, pero los consumidores también se quejaron del mal servicio y de las ventas engañosas. Los siguientes consejos de su BBB pueden ayudarle a evitar problemas y encontrar un lugar relajante para quedarse durante su próximo viaje:

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No hay nada como el confort de regresar a su casa después de estar lejos en unas vacaciones. Vivir en un hotel y comer en los restaurantes para cada comida puede dejarle sintiendo malo. Una solución para este problema es alquilar una casa o apartamento. Aunque alquilar una casa para sus próximas vacaciones es una gran manera de obtener su propio espacio y sentirse más cómodo, viene con riesgo adicional. En 2016, los consumidores presentaron más de 1.100 quejas con el Better

• Pregunte a BBB. Cuando usted interactúa con un nuevo negocio, es importante ir a bbb.org. Allí se puede ver la calificación de un negocio, su historial de quejas y los comentarios de clientes anteriores. Asegúrese de hacer su investigación y estar atento a señales de alerta, como no responder a quejas o problemas de publicidad. • Evite estafas de alquiler. Cerca de 350 estafas de alquiler fueron reportados al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en 2016. ¡Alrededor del 40% de los reportes involucraron una pérdida monetaria, y la pérdida promedio fue $350! En una estafa de alquiler, usted encontrará un propiedad para alquilar mientras navegando la web, por lo general en un sitio de clasificados. Usted prepaga para su alquiler de vacaciones, pero cuando llegue, descubría que la propiedad no está disponible o simplemente no existe. Sólo debe alquilar de empresas y sitios confiables (búsquelos en bbb.org), y evite las propiedades

HOW TO FIND YOUR VACATION HOME-AWAY-FROM-HOME companies. The most common issue was an inability to get a refund, but consumers also complained about poor service and deceptive sales.

Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau There’s nothing like the comfort of returning to your home after being away on vacation. Living in a hotel and eating out for every meal can leave you feeling out of whack. One solution for this problem is renting a house or apartment. Although renting a home for your next vacation is a great way to get your own space and feel more comfortable, it comes with additional risk. In 2016, consumers nationwide filed more than 1,100 complaints with Better Business Bureau (BBB) about vacation rental

• Tenga cuidado reservando a través de un sitio de terceros. Por lo general, es más seguro reservar su alquiler directamente a través de una empresa de alquiler, pero es posible que usted quiere utilizar un sitio de reserva de terceros que reclama tener las mejores gangas. Es importante hacer su investigación – de las 7.000 quejas sobre agencias de viajes que BBB recibió en 2016, más de 2.300 fueron sobre las agencias de viajes en línea. Evite sitios que no son profesionales, considere usar un Negocio Acreditado de BBB de confianza, y lea siempre el contrato y la política de reembolso cuidadosamente. • ¿Considerando una multipropiedad? En una multipropiedad, una empresa subdivide las unidades individuales en multipropiedades (de intervalos de tiempo), que luego puede comprar. Puede sentir bien “ser dueño de” su propia casa de vacaciones, pero tenga cuidado. En 2016, cerca de 2.400 quejas fueron presentados con BBB acerca de empresas de multipropiedades de vacaciones. La mayoría de las quejas (el 54%) fueron sobre ventas. Muchas quejas involucran anuncios falsos y tácticas de ventas excesivamente agresivas. Los consumidores quejan frecuentemente de asistir a una presentación de multipropiedad para horas a cambio de recibir una vacación “gratis”, pero

properties advertised by individuals on classifieds sites. It’s also best to use a credit card because they offer more protections than debit and prepaid cards. For more tips on avoiding rental scams, visit bbb.org/rentalscam.

• Check BBB. Whenever you’re interacting with a new business, it’s smart to check bbb.org. There you can see a business’ rating, complaint history, and reviews from past customers. Make sure to do your research and keep an eye out for red f lags, like unanswered complaints or major advertising issues.

• Be careful booking through a thirdparty site. It’s usually safer to book your rental directly through a rental company, but you may be tempted to use a third-party booking site that’s advertising the best deals. It’s important to do your research – of the 7,000 complaints about travel agents and bureaus that BBB received in 2016, more than 2,300 were against online travel agencies. Steer clear of unprofessional-looking sites, consider using a trustworthy BBB Accredited Business, and always read the contract and refund/exchange policies carefully.

• Steer clear of rental scams. Nearly 350 rental scams were reported to BBB Scam Tracker by consumers nationwide in 2016. Around 40% of reports involved a monetary loss, and the median loss was $350! In a rental scam, you find a great place to rent while browsing the web, usually on a classifieds site. Everything is handled online, and you prepay for your vacation rental. When you arrive, you find out that the property either isn’t available or doesn’t even exist! Only rent from trustworthy companies and reputable home sharing websites (look them up on bbb.org), and steer clear of

• Considering a timeshare? In a timeshare, a business subdivides individual units in to time interval ownership plans, which you can then buy. It may feel good to “own” your own vacation home, but be careful. In 2016, nearly 2,400 complaints were filed on vacation timeshare companies. The majority of complaints (54%) were about sales. Many complaints involve false advertisements and overlyaggressive sales tactics. Consumers frequently complain about attending an hours-long timeshare presentation in exchange for a “free” vacation, but in the end are charged a lot of money

The following tips from your BBB can help you avoid problems and find a relaxing place to call home during your next trip:

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anunciadas por los individuos en los sitos de clasificados. También es mejor usar una tarjeta de crédito porque ofrecen más protecciones que las tarjetas prepagos y las tarjetas de débito. Para obtener más consejos sobre cómo evitar estafas de alquiler, visite bbb.org/rentalscam.

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al final se cobran mucho dinero por el viaje. Echa un vistazo a la empresa en bbb.org, lea el contrato, y no siente presionado cuando se habla con una persona de ventas. • ¡Sí parece demasiado bueno para ser verdad, probablemente lo sea! Las estafas de lotería/ premio fueron la cuarta estafa más reportada al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en 2016. De acuerdo con el Índice de Riesgo de BBB, también son la décima estafa más riesgosa y la segunda más riesgosa para los consumidores mayores de 65 años. Si usted recibe un correo electrónica, carta o llamado telefónica no solicitada alegando que ganó unas vacaciones gratis, ¡no lo crea! Nunca tendrá que pagar por adelantado para recibir un premio gratis, y nunca debe enviar dinero a alguien que no conoce. Más de 300 estafas de viajes y vacaciones también fueron reportados al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en 2016, y fueron la segunda estafa más riesgosa para soldados y veteranos. Muchos reportes incluyen viajes “gratuitos” y alquileres falsos. Obtenga más información en bbb.org/prizescam y bbb.org/travelscam. Si usted encuentra una estafa de viaje, alquiler o premio, asegúrese de reportarlo al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/scamtracker para ayudar a otros. Después de su viaje, escriba una Comentario de Cliente sobre su experiencia en bbb.org.

Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en goldengate.bbb.org

for the trip. Check out the company on bbb.org, read the contract thoroughly, and don’t feel pressured when talking to a sales person. • If it seems too good to be true, it probably is! Sweepstakes/lottery/ prize scams were the fourth most reported scam to BBB Scam Tracker in 2016. According to the BBB Risk Index, they’re also the tenth riskiest scam overall and second most risky for consumers 65 and older. If you receive an unsolicited email, letter, or phone call claiming that you won a free vacation, don’t believe it! You’ ll never have to pay upfront to receive a free prize, and never wire money to someone you don’t know. More than 300 travel and vacation scams were also reported to BBB Scam Tracker in 2016, and they were the second most risky scam for service members and veterans. Many reports involve “free” trips and phony rentals. Learn more at bbb.org/prizescam and bbb.org/ travelscam. If you encounter a travel, rental or prize scam make sure to report it BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker to help warn others! After your trip, let BBB know about your rental experience by writing a Customer Review on bbb.org.

You can reach your BBB at info@ bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org


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Los expertos dicen que los niños frecuentemente no se dan cuenta cuando tienen un problema de vista, por lo que los exámenes son esenciales. Photo Credit: Pixabay

SE INVITA A LOS PADRES A QUE HAGAN EXAMINAR LA VISTA DE SUS HIJOS ESTE VERANO Suzanne Potter/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service PHOENIX – Los expertos en la materia dicen que el verano es una temporada excelente para que le revisen la vista a tus hijos, como par te de su examen f ísico general para el regreso a clases. En las esc uelas se exige el examen de la vista, así que toca a los padres tomar la iniciativa. Sólo uno de cada c uatro niños de Arizona menores de seis años recibe exámenes regulares de la vista, de ac uerdo con la Enc uesta Nacional de la Salud Infantil (“Children’s National Health Sur vey”). Pero los padres podrían cambiar eso si toman la iniciativa este verano. Una revisión de la vista puede ser par te del examen anual de salud, y su importancia crece porque las estadísticas muestran que el 80 por ciento del aprendizaje es visual. Karen Woodhouse, directora de la iniciativa “Eyes On Learning”, fundada por la Organización Benéfica Virginia G. Piper ("Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust"), dice que los pequeños pudieran no darse c uenta de que su visión sufre algún daño, o no tener las palabras adec uadas para explicarlo. Y menciona algunos de los síntomas

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que se deben vigilar. "Ya sabes: ¿se ven diferentes los ojos de un niño? ¿Están bizcos, se van hacia un lado o al otro? ¿El niño tiene los ojos rojos? ¿Se queja de dolores de cabeza, o se frota constantemente los ojos? ¿Se sienta cerca de las cosas?"

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Woodhouse destaca que muchos problemas de visión son silenciosos y sólo pueden ser desc ubiertos en un examen que haga un médico, o un examen de la vista con un optometrista o un oftalmólogo. Se dice motivada para que la visión del 75 por ciento de los niños de Arizona sea examinada, ya que muchas esc uelas los ofrecen junto con exámenes del oído, que son exigidos por ley. “ Y muchas esc uelas hacen exámenes de la vista voluntariamente, especialmente para los primeros grados y luego tal vez algunos de los grados a medida que los niños crecen. Pero no hay obligación de que las esc uelas lo hagan, así que realmente no es algo con lo que podamos contar.” Una ley para exigir exámenes de la vista, la “House Bill 2065”, patrocinada por el Representante estatal Jay L awrence, R-Scottsdale, fracasó en la L egislatura 2016 de Arizona. L a iniciativa HB 2065 (en inglés), está en: trackbill.com.

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T hro win g t he p er f e c t p ar ty o u t do o rs req u ires a bit of p rec is io n . Here a re s ix g r e at w ays t o keep g u es t s ha p p y, c om f or t ab l e a n d en t er t a in ed. 1. Keep b u g s away. Yo u c an ke e p b u g s at b ay n at u ra lly w i t h a b i t of s t rat eg ic g a rden in g . P l ant s t h at wa rd o ff b u g s in clu d e l av e nd e r, m a rigo lds , a n d ro s em ar y. P l ant t hes e va rie t ies in a n d a r ou nd ar e as where y o u en t er t a in g u e s t s .

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The warm summer months call for some fun traveling with loved ones, however, trips can be less fun if fourlegged family members aren’t able to come along. Pet parents already know not to leave pets in the car on a hot day, but there are other factors to consider when your pets are tagging along for the ride. “Your pet’s safety and comfort while traveling are extremely important to help reduce stress for both the pet and owner,” said Jam Stewart, director of corporate communications at Mars Petcare. “Creating a safe space for your pet to travel not only shows responsible pet ownership, but also allows additional quality time for you and your furry best friend.” Keep these tips in mind when taking your pet on vacation this summer: • Be sure your furry friend can join you in all areas. Unfortunately, not all accommodations love pets as much as pet owners do. Don’t forget to call ahead to the places you plan to visit to be sure your furry loved ones are welcome. It’s also imperative for owners to understand any rules for their pets at their destination, like keeping their pets on a leash. Making sure your pet is well socialized and comfortable visiting unfamiliar places also helps make the new experience fun and positive for your pet and for you.

• Don’t forget your pet’s ID. Microchipping your pet is one of the most effective ways to ensure he or she can be reunited with you if lost. Combine it with on-collar identification tags and a GPS pet tracker, which lets owners track their pets wherever their travels take them. • Make sure your pet is comfy on road trips. It’s important to introduce your pet to your car slowly before embarking on a long adventure. You can also bring your pet’s favorite toys, blankets or bed to help him or her feel more at ease. If your pet is still uneasy in the car, your veterinarian can provide options like essential oils, over-the-counter supplements or, if needed, prescriptions. • Don’t forget the treats. While traveling, make sure your pet has healthy treats for the long ride. Treats such as Greenies and Pedigree Dentastix promote fresh breath and clean teeth for dogs. “Pets make our lives healthier, safer and happier, and owners should take the time to plan properly before heading out on the road with their pets to ensure a fun, safe and comfortable trip for all,” Stewart said. “Pets are part of the family and we want them to enjoy the trip as much as we do in order to have more opportunities to introduce them to new experiences and places.” For additional pet care tips, visit bettercitiesforpets.tumblr.com.

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NEW FISCAL YEAR BRINGS A HEALTHY COUNTY BUDGET, BUT UNCERTAINTY LOOMS by the Board on June 16 after three days of workshops and three days of hearings (all public meetings), with hours of public testimony, which Board members listen to intently. We care about your concerns and opinions about how the County is spending your tax dollars. Financially, the County is in a good place. For the fourth year in a row, we won’t have to trim our $6.5 billion budget, thanks to a strong local economy and action we took four years ago to cut our costs and increase our cash f low. Over a decade, we had to make $1.8 billion in cuts. So, the County is still rebuilding its workforce of about 20,000. Photo Credit: sccgov.org

Supervisor Dave Cortese Happy New Year! Although there were no countdowns, noisemakers or confetti, July 1st was the beginning of our new fiscal year, the date that our new spending plan goes into effect through June 30, 2018. The 2017-2018 Budget was approved

But we also live under a cloud of uncertainty about funding we receive from the federal government. The Trump Administration has threatened to withhold funding from communities that believe undocumented workers are entitled to legal representation and due process before deportation decisions are made. The federal budget, which is still working its way through Congress, also could have dramatic cuts to Medicaid, food assistance and welfare

programs. We also are watching carefully the changes in healthcare brought about by a repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Depending on what happens in Washington, we may have to revise our budget, and we are prepared to do that by bolstering our reserves to $66 million. But if we lose significant health care funding, we would have to make cuts elsewhere so that we can protect the health of our residents. On the brighter side, thanks to voters in Santa Clara County, our Housing Bond will generate $950 million in funding for affordable housing in the next decade, with $215 million available this fall for us to start the building process. The budget includes an additional $14 million to provide expanded services to homeless, supplement housing programs and boost our supportive housing services reserve fund. In the Budget, we also have provided funds for projects that are proposed by Supervisors at the request of community members and organizations. Moving forward will be a new Office of Labor

Standards and Enforcement, one of my proposals. Over the past few years, the County and our cities have enacted new labor standards and policies, including minimum wage, wage theft, living wage and pay equity to fight illegal practices and discrimination. You’ll be hearing more about this proposal when the item comes back to the Board in August. Other proposals, which Inventory Items, include:

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• A Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Collaborative with Alameda County proposed by Supervisor Cindy Chavez. • Sugar Savvy health workshops for child care providers proposed by Supervisor Ken Yeager. • Job Training for Homeless proposed by Supervisor Joe Simitian • A multi-jurisdiction South County Youth Task Force proposed by Supervisor Mike Wasserman. For more information about the Budget, visit www.sccgov.org and click on Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget Information under Hot Topics.


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CITY OF OAKLAND MOVES TO TERMINATE ICE AGREEMENT WITH POLICE DEPARTMENT Public Safety Committee Votes This Week on ICE Resolution and Civil Rights Ordinance

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Oakland, CA- This week the Public Safety committee of the Oakland City Council will consider a resolution from at-large representative Rebecca Kaplan to terminate agreements between the Oakland Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), following a unanimous recommendation from the City's Privacy Advisory Commission (OPAC). The Privacy Commission concluded that the presence of ICE was causing trauma to the community, that ICE's revised policies under the Trump Administration clearly conflict with Oakland's status as a Sanctuary City and that existing ICE-OPD agreements provided no demonstrated successes or benefits. Saied Karamooz, an OPAC commissioner and former Oakland mayoral candidate commented “The consensus among law enforcement experts is that if local police departments assist ICE with their mass deportation actions, immigrant communities will lose their trust in their local police departments. Consequently, they will be reluctant to report crime or assist with investigations, negatively impacting public safety for all." OPAC began investigating the status of the City of Oakland agreements with federal law enforcement in March of 2017. But the City's 2016 ICE agreement, which allowed for the deputization of Oakland police officers as ICE agents, did not emerge until June of 2017 when OPD analyst Tim Birch told the commission that he and many other OPD staff, including the new police chief, were unaware of the 2016 ICE agreement. “I just sit here and apologize all night,” Birch said, during the June 1 OPAC meeting. The committee will also consider a civil rights ordinance brought by District 3 representative Lynette Gibson-McElhaney that would require all other law enforcement agreements including those with the FBI and U.S Marshals to abide by all City of Oakland policies, including Sanctuary City legislation. The civil rights ordinance ensures that all other federal law enforcement agreements, including the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), must comply with the California Constitution and all Oakland municipal policy, including

Oakland’s status as a Sanctuary City, that all new agreements or amendments to existing agreements must be brought to the Privacy Commission for a public hearing, and a report must be issued annually on all activities and made accessible to the public. The ordinance is modeled on a similar one executed in 2012 in the City and County of San Francisco. San Francisco suspended its participation in the Joint Terrorism Task Force in February of 2017. OPAC chair Brian Hofer commented: “Statements made by Trump and his cabinet members, and his executive orders targeting sanctuary cities and immigrants, make it more critical than ever that we ensure the safety of our community from unlawful and inhumane targeting. Hate and fear of others are not Oakland values. By adopting Councilmembers Kaplan and McElhaney’s respective proposals, Oakland can make clear its position: Oakland is truly a place of refuge, and all are welcome here." Alameda County will consider forming a working group to draft an ordinance to curb secret surveillance throughout the country by requiring use policies and surveillance impact reports prior to equipment acquisition and use and annual audit reports. The transparency ordinance is modeled on the Santa Clara County surveillance transparency ordinance enacted in June of 2016 and the City of Oakland ordinance unanimously recommended by the Public Safety committee on May 9, 2017. A statewide surveillance transparency ordinance (SB-21) is currently being considered by the California State Assembly in Sacramento. District 2 Supervisor Richard Valle is sponsoring the Alameda County ordinance. Local organizer Reem Suleiman, a campaign manager at SumOfUs and OPA commissioner commented on the proposal to develop a transparency ordinance for the County: "These are common-sense protections that are long-overdue. In this day and age, our lives are becoming less and less private. Civil liberties/ privacy protections should never be an afterthought when the government acquires new surveillance technology.  I hope to see this ordinance become a model for cities and counties across the country." 

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100% RENEWABLE ENERGY MEASURE PASSES CRITICAL HURDLE IN ASSEMBLY SB 100 Now Heads to the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on

JULY 14 - 20, 2017

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to higher asthma rates and lung cancer cases, hospitalizations, and even early death. Reducing carbon pollution will improve local air quality and save lives.”

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy on Wednesday July 12, 2017, approved Senate Bill 100, by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), which will set California on a path to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The measure passed on a 10-4 vote. “Twenty-eight years ago, the world was just discovering the internet.  We had no idea just how rapidly and completely the internet would change our lives,” de León said. “That’s the type of opportunity we have today in California, with clean energy. SB 100 will drive technological  innovation, create new jobs, and clean up our precious air.” California already has one of the most aggressive renewable energy goals in the nation, under SB 350’s requirement of 50 percent by the year 2030. But technology is advancing rapidly.  SB 100 accelerates the existing target to 60 percent RPS by 2030, and requires retail energy sellers to plan, model, and invest over the next 28 years to reach the 100% clean, zero carbon, and renewable energy target. Jobs in California’s clean energy sector already outnumber coal jobs nationwide by ten-toone.  SB 100 will create thousands of highquality jobs while also reducing the pollution that warms the planet and harms California’s children and families. Tom Steyer, President of NextGen Climate said, “California is once again pioneering the path forward, taking bold steps to protect our clean air and water and create a more prosperous future for all Californians.  By committing to 100 percent clean energy, California would show once again why it leads the nation and the world in advancing climate solutions and clean energy.  SB 100 is a bold and ambitious step into the low-carbon future, and we must continue to act decisively to safeguard Californians’ air and water, address the threat of climate change, and create good-paying clean energy jobs.” Bonnie Holmes-Gen, Senior Director of Air Quality and Climate Change with the American Lung Association in California said, “Emissions from fossil fuel energy production contribute to ozone and particle pollution, which leads

“SB 100 builds off of California’s great progress in lowering carbon emissions. We are confident that the renewable requirements in SB 100 can be met with a well balanced portfolio of renewable energy resources. We look forward to working with Senator de León to ensure California’s energy needs are met with reliable, affordable and clean resources,” said Jan Smutny-Jones, CEO of Independent Energy Producers. Shannon Eddy, Executive Director of the Largescale Solar Association said, “LSA is pleased to see SB 100 move forward. The passage of this critical legislation moves California one step closer to strengthening its role as a global climate and clean energy policy leader. With it will come unprecedented economic growth and much needed jobs for California.” Peter Miller, Western Energy Project Director at the Natural Resources Defense Council said, “The 100 percent clean energy target in SB 100 will accelerate progress toward cleaner air, a prosperous economy, and a healthy planet for future generations.  Once again, California can show the world what can be done with a clear vision and an unwavering commitment to progress.” “The California Environmental Justice Alliance is excited about the expansion of renewable energy with SB 100, hat will transition our state away from fossil fuels that have disproportionately impacted the most disadvantaged communities and communities of color.  SB 100 charts a pathway for the public health and economic benefits of local renewable energy to reach communities that need it the most.  In a time where our nation is moving backwards on renewable energy, SB 100 offers an opportunity to put equity at the center of energy policy,” said Strela Cervas, Co-Director of the California Environmental Justice Alliance. “Powering the most populous and prosperous state in the country on 100 percent carbon-free electricity is bold, aspirational and achievable.  Technology is already available to help the grid run on very large quantities of renewables, and the cost of investments needed to make this happen are coming down.  We applaud Senate Leader de León for his vision and leadership.  This bill will jump-start the research effort to securely ease us off fossil fuels.  Showing the world how to run a grid on 100 percent carbonfree generation would provide a blueprint for significant cuts in global warming emissions,” said Laura Wisland, Senior Energy Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles). Photo Credit: senate.ca.gov

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SACRAMENTO- El Presidente pro Tempore del Senado, Kevin de León (DLos Ángeles), dio a conocer la siguiente declaración sobre la firma del Gobernador Brown al Proyecto de Ley SB 110, el cual designa $75 millones de la Proposición 39 para que las escuelas puedan renovar la flotilla más antigua de camiones escolares de California: "Quiero agradecer al Gobernador Brown por firmar el Proyecto de Ley SB 110, que establece el Programa de Creación de Empleos de Energías Limpias, cumpliendo una promesa que hicimos a los votantes cuando aprobaron la Ley de Empleos de Energías Limpias en 2012.

Las escuelas podrán renovar o comprar autobuses escolares de energías limpias, lo que reducirá los humos tóxicos que amenazan nuestro medio ambiente y la salud de nuestras comunidades. Este dinero también será aprovechado para crear empleos en el ámbito de las energías limpias y para proveer a nuestros niños - el futuro de California - escuelas eficientes en energía donde puedan aprender y crecer”. Cualquier fondo de la Proposición 39, además de la asignación inicial de $ 75 millones, continuará siendo usado para renovar o mejorar los programas de eficiencia energética en escuelas de todo el estado.

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THE POPULAR “WELCOME TO SAN JOSE” MURAL COULD DISAPPEAR

Local Arts Future Unknown as Google Development Materializes

text that says “Welcome to San Jose” and the year that it was established, 1777. It also has San Jose Sharks' Center Joe Thornton (#19), behind Thornton is the HP Pavilion Arena, home of the San Jose Sharks, which is now the SAP Center. The the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church is also portrayed in the mural. “I hope they don’t, it’s a beautiful piece of art that represents our town, represents all of us,” said Julissa Roberts, a San Jose resident. According to the Mercury News, on June 20th, 2017, the City Council voted 10-1 to negotiate exclusively with Google to sell 16 city-purchased parcels on Montgomery and Autumn streets near the Diridon transit station to the search giant.

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One of the most iconic murals of San Jose could disappear in the near future. The “Welcome to San Jose” mural by South Bay native artist J. Corbeaux is one of the most popular art pieces in San Jose, as it attracts people from all over town and tourists who

utilize the blue color mural to take photos. The Mountain View based tech company Google is planning to build a village transit center in the area that could affect this mural. The mural has been in the Intersection of West San Fernando St and Delmas Avenue since 2013 and it’s located on the side wall of Delma’s Market, which has been operating for at least 19 years. The mural includes a

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of blocks from the Diridon Station, they said that they were not aware of any plans to sell the property to Google. One of the employees said that he was not aware of the Google project near the market at all. “I don’t think it’s fair, they’re only looking out for the rich people. What about us? We’ve been here longer and now they want to take our art too? Not fair,” Roberts said. However, not all San Jose residents think the same. Jorge Dominguez was born and raised in San Jose and he believes that these changes are good for the community. “There are so many places that need a mural, painting to beatify the city so I think that maybe if this mural (Welcome to San Jose) could be placed somewhere else… A Google campus here could generate more employment for the community, I think that’s more important.” The creation of new jobs that will give back to the community is one of the reasons why San Jose’s Mayor Sam Liccardo supports the development plans. “We share a collective vision for the future of this space, a vision of urban design that will invite the public into the station,” the mayor said on June 20th when the development plans were announced. Meanwhile, the future of the “Welcome to San Jose” mural faces uncertainty.

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COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312794 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dung Quoc Ngo. Petitioner(s) Dung Quoc Ngo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dung Quoc Ngo to Steven Martin 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 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312018 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Durán. Petitioner(s) Maria Durán has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Edward Alexander Alvarez Durán to Edward Durán. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated

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Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312897 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Liang Wang and Hao Wang. Petitioner(s) Liang Wang and Hao Wang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yifei Wang to Yilia Wang. 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 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312902 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amber Henderson. Petitioner(s) Amber Henderson has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amber Henderson to

JULY 14 - 20, 2017 Starleena Alley. 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 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017

hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311464 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hamid Shojaei and Masoumeh Sayyaran. Petitioner(s) Hamid Shojaei and Masoumeh Sayyaran have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pooria Shojaei to Nick Shojaei. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312920 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sandra Ivette Ramos Meza. Petitioner(s) Sandra Ivette Ramos Meza has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jennifer Galvan Ramos to Jennifer Alvirde 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 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First ORDER TO SHOW Street, San Jose, CA CAUSE FOR 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312721 shall be published at least once a week for Superior Court of Califour successive weeks fornia, County of Santa prior to the date set for Clara-In the matter of


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JULY 14 - 20, 2017 the application of: Abhishek Arunachalam. Petitioner(s) Abhishek Arunachalam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abhishek Arunachalam to Abhi Arun. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/03/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017

Weilin Sun Secretary July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/06/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631829 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Classic Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic 820 East El Camino Real Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara County. Classic Acupuncture INC 1905 San Ramon Ave, Apt 2 Mountain View, CA 94043. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Xin Xia President July 14, 21, 28; August FICTITIOUS 4, 2017 BUSINESS NAME This statement was STATEMENT filed with the County NO. 631604 of Santa Clara on The following 07/10/2017 person(s) is (are) doing business JC Securities FICTITIOUS (US) 1473 Dana Ave BUSINESS NAME Palo Alto CA 94301, STATEMENT Santa Clara County. NO. 631849 Junior China Financial The following person(s) Services, LLC 1473 is (are) doing business Dana Ave Palo Alto, CA Ascend to Action 325 94301. This business Florence Street Apt. B is conducted by a lim- Sunnyvale CA 94086, ited liability company; Santa Clara County. registrant has begun Stephen Chang 325 transacting business Florence Street Apt. Sunnyvale CA under the fictitious B business name or 94086. This business names listed hereon, is conducted by an 06/30/2017 “I declare individual; registrant that all information in has not begun transthis statement is true acting business under and correct.” (A regis- the fictitious business trant who declares as name or names listed true information which hereon. “I declare that he or she knows to all information in this be false is guilty of a statement is true and correct.” (A registrant crime.)

who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Stephen Chang July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/11/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631387 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mario’s Boots & Store 302 Willow St San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County. Maria Elena Murrillo and Mario Quezadas Torres 302 Willow St San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/01/2010 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Elena Murrillo July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630410 The following person(s) is (are) doing business H&C Studio Salon 917 E Arques Suite 10 Sunnyvale CA 94085, Santa Clara County. Heather Costa 1271 Elm Lake Court San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/30/2017 “I declare that all information in

this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Heather Costa June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/30/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 630322 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Strut 917 E Arques Suite 10 Sunnyvale CA 94085, Santa Clara Co. Heather Costa 1271 Elm Lake Court San Jose, CA 95131. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 03/07/2017 under file no. 627260 Heather Costa June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/25/2017

Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 631305 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Ruby’s Beauty Salon 345 Leavesley Rd Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Ruby Arroyo 345 Leavesley Rd Gilroy, CA 95020. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 8/15/2012 under file no. 568474 Ruby Arroyo July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/15/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631668 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Tintguy 114 Sierra Mesa Dr, San Jose, CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. Hung Van Huynh 3011 Archwood Cir, San Jose, CA, 95148. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/07/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Hung Van Huynh June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/07/2017

Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 631304 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Ruby’s Beauty Salon 13881 Story Road San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Ruby Arroyo 13881 Story Road San Jose, CA 95127. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 11/29/2017 under file no. 572172 Ruby Arroyo 17PR181419 July 14, 21, 28; August Santa Clara – 4, 2017 Probate and Mental This statement was Health filed with the County of Santa Clara on In re the William Elmer 06/15/2017 Raynal 2017 Revo-

cable Living Trust Created: May 20, 2017 by William Elmer Raynal, Decedent NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate Code § 19040 Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above named decedent that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Count, at 191 North First Street, San José, CA 95113 and deliver a copy to Roger Raynal, as trustee of the trust dated May 20, 2017, of which the decedent was the settler, at 986 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, within the later of 4 months after July 1, 2017 or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code § 19103. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For you protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. June 25, 2017 Philip J. Crawford Attorney for Roger Raynal, Trustee of the William Elmer Raynal 2017 Revocable Living Trust created May 20, 2017 July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311371 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jordyn Marie Gardener. Petitioner(s) Jordyn Marie Gardener has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing

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names as follows: a. Jordyn Marie Gardener to Jordyn Marie Gardner-Roberts. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 6, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312608 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shuang Li and Lu Yu. Petitioner(s) Shuang Li and Lu Yu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ethan Zhongqi Li to Ethan Xiangchen Li. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/03/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310291 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Carlos Marquez. Petitioner(s) Carlos Marquez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elizabeth Marquez Vasquez to Elizabeth Marquez Vasquez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/08/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311195 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashley Sandoval. Petitioner(s) Ashley


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Sandoval has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jayden Marquis Sanchez-Sandoval to Jayden Marquis Sandoval. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 1, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631304 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Finance Placements 2485 Malaga Drive San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Maria Gaspar 2485 Malaga Drive San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/23/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Gaspar July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 This statement was

filed with the County Roselia Mendoza Villa of Santa Clara on June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 06/23/2017 This statement was filed with the County FICTITIOUS of Santa Clara on BUSINESS NAME 06/06/2017 STATEMENT NO. 631592 FICTITIOUS The following BUSINESS NAME person(s) is (are) doSTATEMENT ing business Imperio NO. 631266 Janitorial & Building Maintenance 2389 The following person(s) Lanham Ct San Jose, is (are) doing busiCA 95148, Santa Clara ness Tacos El Porkys County. Jose Luis De 2060 Bayhaven Dr Santiago Hernandez San Jose, CA 95122, and Alejandra Ayala Santa Clara County. De Santiago 2389 Lan- Nestor Ramirez 2060 ham Ct San Jose, CA Bayhaven Dr San 95148. This business Jose, CA 95122. This is conducted by a mar- business is conducted an individual; ried couple; registrants by have not begun trans- registrant has begun acting business under transacting business the fictitious business under the fictitious name or names listed business name or hereon. “I declare that names listed hereon, all information in this 06/22/2017 “I declare statement is true and that all information in correct.” (A registrant this statement is true who declares as true and correct.” (A regisinformation which he or trant who declares as she knows to be false true information which he or she knows to is guilty of a crime.) Jose Luis De Santiago be false is guilty of a crime.) Hernandez July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 Nestor Ramirez This statement was June 30; July 7, 14, 21, filed with the County 2017 of Santa Clara on This statement was filed with the County 07/05/2017 of Santa Clara on 06/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FICTITIOUS STATEMENT BUSINESS NAME NO. 630659 STATEMENT The following NO. 631168 person(s) is (are) doing business Chela’s The following person(s) Building Maintenance is (are) doing business 2065 Palm Beach Way Mario’s Check CashSan Jose, CA 95122, ing 304 Willow St Santa Clara County. San Jose, CA 95110, Roselia Mendoza Santa Clara County. Villa 270 Lindo Court Mario Quezada Murillo Apt A Morgan Hill, CA 1194 Clayburn Ln San 95037. This business Jose, CA 95121. This is conducted by an business is conducted individual; registrant by an individual; has not begun trans- registrant has begun acting business under transacting business the fictitious business under the fictitious name or names listed business name or hereon. “I declare that names listed hereon, all information in this 06/20/2017 “I declare statement is true and that all information in correct.” (A registrant this statement is true who declares as true and correct.” (A regisinformation which he or trant who declares as she knows to be false true information which is guilty of a crime.) he or she knows to

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 01/01/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alfonso Aguilera June 30; July 7, 14, 21, FICTITIOUS 2017 BUSINESS NAME This statement was STATEMENT filed with the County NO. 630846 The following person(s) of Santa Clara on is (are) doing business 06/27/2017 Bay Area Sleep and FICTITIOUS Breathing Solutions BUSINESS NAME 2504 Samaritan Drive, STATEMENT Suite 20 San Jose, CA NO. 631358 95124, Santa Clara following County. California The Sleep & Snoring PC person(s) is (are) do2504 Samaritan Drive, ing business Jang Tu Suite 20 San Jose, CA Restaurant 1012 E. El 95124. This business Camino Real Sunnyis conducted by a vale, CA 94087, Santa corporation; registrant Clara County. Jang Tu has not begun trans- Restaurant 1012 E. El acting business under Camino Real Sunnythe fictitious business vale, CA 94087. This name or names listed business is conducted hereon. “I declare that by a corporation; all information in this registrant have begun statement is true and transacting business correct.” (A registrant under the fictitious who declares as true business name or information which he or names listed hereon, she knows to be false 06/20/2017 “I declare that all information in is guilty of a crime.) Heather Jones / Mat- this statement is true and correct.” (A registhew Mingrone President trant who declares as June 30; July 7, 14, 21, true information which 2017 he or she knows to This statement was be false is guilty of a filed with the County crime.) of Santa Clara on Dong Woon Kwon 06/12/2017 President June 30; July 7, 14, 21, FICTITIOUS 2017 BUSINESS NAME This statement was STATEMENT filed with the County NO. 631390 of Santa Clara on The following 06/26/2017 person(s) is (are) doing business Mirella’s FICTITIOUS Boutique 3190 Runino BUSINESS NAME Drive #217 San Jose, STATEMENT CA 95125, Santa Clara NO. 631295 County. Monica Mejia The following Aguielra and Alfonso person(s) is (are) Celis Aguilera 4607 doing business Iglesia Cayman Ct Stockton, Misionera Del Camino CA 95210. This busi- 121 S. White Rd San ness is conducted Jose, CA 95127, Santa by a married couple; Clara County. Iglesia registrants have begun Misionera Del Camino transacting business 121 S. White Rd San under the fictitious Jose, CA 95127. This business name or business is conducted names listed hereon, by a corporation; be false is guilty of a crime.) Mario Quezada Murillo June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/20/2017

registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/28/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Amparan President June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/23/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312017 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hyung Geun Cho, Youngsil Park Cho. Petitioner(s) Hyung Geun Cho, Youngsil Park Cho have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mingyu Cho to Brian Mingyu Cho. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

JULY 14 - 20, 2017 June 30; July 7, 14, 21, prit Kaur Kahlon. THE 2017 COURT ORDERS that all persons interested ORDER TO SHOW in this matter appear CAUSE FOR before this court at CHANGE OF NAME the hearing indicated NO. 17CV312016 below to show cause, Superior Court of if any, why the petition California, County of for change of name Santa Clara-In the should not be granted matter of the applica- on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 tion of: Daniel Y Kim am, Probate Dept., and Eunhee Kim. located at 191 N. First Petitioner(s) Daniel Y Street, San Jose, CA Kim and Eunhee Kim 95113. A copy of the have filed a petition for Order to Show cause Change of Name with shall be published at the clerk of this court least once a week for for a decree changing four successive weeks names as follows: a. prior to the date set for Min Woo Kim to Josh- hearing on the petition ua Minwoo Kim. THE in El Observador, a COURT ORDERS that newspaper of general all persons interested circulation, printed in in this matter appear the county of Santa before this court at Clara. the hearing indicated June 19, 2017 below to show cause, Rise Jones Pichon if any, why the petition Judge of the Superior for change of name Court should not be granted June 30; July 7, 14, 21, on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 2017 am, Probate Dept., ORDER TO SHOW located at 191 N. First CAUSE FOR Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312238 Order to Show cause shall be published at Superior Court of Calileast once a week for fornia, County of Santa four successive weeks Clara-In the matter of prior to the date set for the application of: Rohearing on the petition gelio Cabo Inciong, Jr in El Observador, a III. Petitioner(s) Rognewspaper of general elio Cabo Inciong, Jr III circulation, printed in has filed a petition for the county of Santa Change of Name with Clara. the clerk of this court June 20, 2017 for a decree changing Rise Jones Pichon names as follows: a. Judge of the Superior Rogelio Cabo Inciong, Court Jr III to Roger Cabo June 30; July 7, 14, 21, Inciong. THE COURT 2017 ORDERS that all persons interested ORDER TO SHOW in this matter appear CAUSE FOR before this court at CHANGE OF NAME the hearing indicated NO. 17CV312050 below to show cause, Superior Court of Cali- if any, why the petition fornia, County of Santa for change of name Clara-In the matter should not be granted of the application of: on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 Dilprit Kaur Santokh am, Probate Dept., Singh. Petitioner(s) located at 191 N. First Dilprit Kaur Santokh Street, San Jose, CA Singh has filed a 95113. A copy of the petition for Change of Order to Show cause Name with the clerk of shall be published at this court for a decree least once a week for changing names as four successive weeks follows: a. Dilprit Kaur prior to the date set for Santokh Singh to Dil- hearing on the petition


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JULY 14 - 20, 2017 in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312282 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chao-Hsien Hsu, YuShu Lin. Petitioner(s) Chao-Hsien Hsu, Yu-Shu Lin have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tzu-Chi Lin to David Ziv Hsu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312364 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Francisco Javier Zamora Guerrero.

Petitioner(s) Francisco Javier Zamora Guerrero has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Francisco Javier Zamora Guerrero to Javier Zamora. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312013 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victor Pantoja and Guillermina Pantoja. Petitioner(s) Victor Pantoja and Guillermina Pantoja have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jesus Guzman Pantoja to Jesus Pantoja Guzman. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45

am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311832 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mankanwal Nijjar. Petitioner(s) Mankanwal Nijjar has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mankanwal Nijjar to Gunjan Nijjar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311809 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Angelina Renee Fernandez. Petitioner(s) Angelina Renee Fernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angelina Renee Fernandez to Angelina Renee Ramos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311988 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yu Rui Chen. Petitioner(s) Yu Rui Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yu Rui Chen to Souffle Olin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at

the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311744 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yin Wai Lui. Petitioner(s) Yin Wai Lui has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yin Wai Lui to Beatrix Yinwai Lui. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon

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

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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 629883 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Law Office of Chen Yang 1658 Morgan Street Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara County. Chen Yang 1658 Morgan Street Mountain View, CA 94043. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/12/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Chen Yang June 23, 30; July 7, 14 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/12/2017

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DOES VOLVO’S EMBRACE OF ELECTRIC CARS SIGNAL THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE GAS-POWERED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE? there will be one in every hybrid Volvo coming out of the carmaker’s factories before and surely long after 2019 (given that hybrids by definition include both petroleum-fueled and electric drivetrains). The key factor that will keep the internal combustion engine alive and kicking for some time yet is our massive petroleum-based refueling infrastructure; indeed, we have come to expect a gas station around every corner and off ever highway exit. Meanwhile, electric charging stations are few and far between, and charging up an EV using a regular power outlet can take several hours as compared to filling up a gas-powered car in a few minutes.

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Volvo has announced that it will only sell hybrid and electric cars beginning in 2019, signaling a shift in the auto industry as a whole toward more fuel-efficient cars that can help reduce drivers’ carbon footprints and fuel costs.

“In the next five to 10 years, every car on sale will offer a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or full EV [electric vehicle] variant,” says Nicholas Roche of Tesla Motors, the innovative California-based electric car company, “and the adoption rate of these technologies will increase dramatically.” But while Volvo’s announcement may indicate a sea change coming, the internal combustion engine isn't going anywhere soon. For one,

And most electric cars still can’t make it as far on a charge as their gasoline-fired equivalents can on a tank of gas (this is where hybrids come in handy, giving the driver essentially the best of both worlds). Only recently has Tesla and other EV makers started to crack the code on range with vehicles stocked with new high-performance batteries that can meet or exceed the distances a gas fillup would normally yield. Only time will tell if such improvements ripple out throughout the EV industry and can start to displace internal combustion engines. That said, Volvo’s recent announcement is

still significant, with company CEO Håkan Samuelsson declaring “the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car.” If and when other traditional automakers follow suit and stop making cars solely powered by gas or diesel remains to be seen, but RenaultNissan (whose Leaf is the top selling EV in the world), BMW, Volkswagen, General Motors and Toyota are also vying for big slices of the electric car pie. Tesla continues to be the leading EV pure play out there, but a few wellheeled EV start-ups including Faraday Future, Lucid Motors, Fisker Automotive and Nio are no doubt keeping Tesla’s Elon Musk up at night. It’s anybody’s guess when the internal combustion engine car will become a historical relic, but the rapid advance in electric vehicle and battery technologies means that a future free of automotive gasoline and diesel emissions is an achievable dream. CONTACTS: Volvo, volvocars.com; Tesla, tesla.com; Renault Nissan, alliance-renaultnissan.com. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of the nonprofit Earth Action Network. To donate, visit www.earthtalk.org.  Send questions to: question@earthtalk.org.

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Eric Tegethof f Public News Ser v ice PORTL A ND, Ore. - Internet users are asking the Federal Communications Commission not to hit "undo" on net neutralit y this week, w ith a day of action to save the Internet, which took place Wednesday July 12, 2017. Even companies such as Facebook, A mazon and Google are getting in on the action, bring ing awareness to the issue of a free and open Internet. Steven Renderos, organizing director for the Center for Media Justice, said the main concern of net-neutralit y proponents is that w ithout it, Internet ser v ice prov iders (ISPs) such as Comcast and AT&T could create " fast lanes" for cer tain websites. " The Internet that they would love to be able to create is an Internet that ref lects more like cable T V," he said. "Right now, when you pay your Internet ser v ice prov ider, you're pay ing for access to the entire Internet - it's not to just a subset of the Internet." In May, the FCC proposed rolling back an Obama-era rule that reg ulates ISPs like utilities, meaning prov iders can't block or

throttle access to cer tain websites. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said reg ulation of ISPs as utilities hampers innovation and investment. The public comment period on Pai 's proposal is open until Monday. Renderos said net neutralit y has been impor tant to social movements such as Black Lives Matter and the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, both of which have gone online to organize dissent - and the current system g uarantees that all voices are equal online. He also pushed back on Pai 's claim that net neutralit y would stif le innovation, say ing the opposite is tr ue for new and competing websites. "Not only is this good for political speech, but this is the main economic eng ine behind the Internet," he said. " This is the reason why hundreds of tech star tups are say ing, ' We need this to sur v ive.' Other w ise, the bigger companies - the Facebooks of the world, the Googles of the world can easily box them out." The public can comment on the proposal at fcc.gov. The FCC already has received nearly 6 million comments on the topic. The number could soar today as companies direct users to the public comment page.

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SUEÑOS SANADORES

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Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Existen sueños hermosos que nos hacen sentir los seres más felices del mundo, a tal punto que los estudiosos contemporáneos de los sueños los han catalogado como “sueños sanadores” porque al despertar nos sentimos revitalizados e inmersos en la alegría de vivir. Los sueños sanadoress son provocados por las emociones del durmiente quien reciente temor, remordimientos, problemas de salud o angustia durante la vigilia. En este caso, este tipo de sueños se convierte en una especie de solución o recompensa del inconsciente ante las vicisitudes que enfrenta la mente consciente. Se han hecho experimentos por medio de los cuales varios pacientes con padecimientos menores han logrado sanar con mayor rapidez simplemente recordando con frecuencia alguno de sus sueños maravillosos. Cuando experimente un sueño que le hizo sentir dichoso, escríbalo y recuérdelo constantemente; esto le servirá de apoyo para mantener una actitud más optimista ante los retos de la vida diaria. Según antiguos mitos, el célebre mago Merlín era todo un experto en la interpretación de sueños sanadores ya que él mismo los experimentó. Cuenta la leyenda que un día Merlín se encontraba enfermo y desolado, nadie se encontraba a su alrededor y sus fuerzas comenzaban a menguar rápidamente. Sabía que su situación era difícil y aún con la tenue energía que poseía fue capaz

de preparar una pócima que le hiciera descansar para renovar su fuerza. Al comenzar a beberla se quedó dormido casi de inmediato y comenzó a soñar. En uno de sus sueños, él observó su pecho adornado por un pendiente cristalino del que sobresalía un hermoso talismán de color azul claro. A la mañana siguiente recordó lo que había soñado y esto le causó una gran emoción que le hizo levantarse de su lecho y salir a la puerta de su casa. Tal fue su sorpresa que de momento pensó que todavía estaba soñando porque todos sus síntomas y achaques habían desaparecido casi por completo.

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De pronto encontró junto a la puerta un obsequio envuelto en un paquete. Al abrirlo, se trataba del mismo talismán que adornaba su pecho durante el sueño. Al tocarle supo que no se trataba de otro sueño porque el brillo de aquella aguamarina era tan real como el mismo resplandor del sol. Dentro del paquete también había un papiro donde venían impresas palabras de agradecimiento de una Varonesa a quien él había salvado de un peligro mortal. En esta historia podemos observar como un buen karma se puede convertir en el productor de sueños curativos. He conocido personas con diversos padecimientos físicos quienes después de experimentar este tipo de sueños han observado una gran mejoría y muchos de ellos hasta han sanado totalmente. Está comprobado por la ciencia que las enfermedades comienzan a desarrollarse en la mente antes de manifestarse en el cuerpo. Por el mismo motivo la cura puede encontrarse también en la mente humana.

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NOMBRES EN PELIGRO DE DESAPARECER EN 2017

Hasta nombres favoritos de celebridades como Gwen, Bradley y Alec están perdiendo popularidad

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SAN FRANCISCO - Como los dinosaurios, las tiendas de alquiler de películas y los teléfonos de tapa, varios nombres para bebés podrían desaparecer para siempre. BabyCenter, el recurso digital número 1 para asuntos de embarazo y crianza, ha identificado 14 nombres que ni un solo miembro de BabyCenter ha escogido para un recién nacido en lo que va de 2017, una señal segura de que los nombres están en peligro de desaparecer. Aunque todos esos nombres estuvieron entre los más populares en los Estados Unidos en

el siglo pasado, ahora están al borde de la extinción. "A diferencia de un animal en peligro de extinción, es fácil salvar un nombre de bebé de la extinción. Todo lo que hace falta es que un matrimonio escoja uno de esos nombres para su bebé", dice Linda Murray, directora editorial internacional de BabyCenter. "Muchos futuros padres nos dicen que están buscando un nombre único para su bebé. Pues bien, solo tienen que buscar en nuestra

THE MAIN STREET ELECTRICAL PARADE EXTENDED THROUGH AUG. 20 t h roug h Aug. 20, 2017, g ue s t s w i l l have a l i m it ed t i me t o enjoy t he pa ra de’s enc ore per for ma nc e. The da z z l i ng a nd c olor f u l a f t erda rk pa ra de prem iered in D i sneyla nd i n 1 972 a nd ha s be en se en at D isney Pa rk s a rou nd t he world. A lt houg h it s la s t D isneyla nd Pa rk per for ma nc e wa s i n November 1 996, a nd at D isney C a l i for n ia Advent u re Pa rk i n 2010, it ha s c ont i nued t o sh i ne br ig ht ly i n t he memor ie s of t hou sa nd s of g ue st s.

A NA HEI M, C a li f. –The Ma i n S t re e t E lec t r ic a l Pa ra de, one of t he mos t popu la r of a l l D isney pa ra de s, ha s re t u r ned t o D i sneyla nd Pa rk w it h a l l t he lig ht s, sou nd s, mu sic a nd f u n t hat have ma de it a beloved ic on. W it h n ig htly per for ma nc e s

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Ac c ompa n ied by t re a su red D i sney t u ne s i nt er woven w it h t he d ist i nc t ive “Ba roque Hoedow n” s y nt he si zer sou ndt ra ck , t he Ma i n St re e t E le c t r ic a l Pa ra de br i ng s a va r ie t y of beloved D isney s t or ie s t o l i fe i n pa ra de f loat s c overed i n approx i mat ely ha l f a m i l l ion t w i n k l i ng l ig ht s. Mickey Mou se , Mi n n ie Mou se a nd G oof y le a d t he

lista de nombres en peligro de extinción. Estos nombres se han hecho únicos pero aún suenan familiares". NOMBRES EN PELIGRO DE EXTINCIÓN EN 2017 NIÑAS

NIÑOS

Bette / Bettie

Carroll

Blanche

Dick

Erma / Irma

Homer

Krista Myrtle

los nombres de celebridades y estrellas del deporte, así como con nombres de películas o programas de televisión de gran éxito. Un ejemplo reciente es la película Frozen.  El nombre Elsa ha bajado el 57 por ciento este año, porque los padres han dejado de usarlo". Nombres en la lista de los amenazados de este año: NIÑAS

June

Adrianna

Kate

Amelie

Liv

Lowell

Brynn

Penny

Roosevelt

Cadence

Savanna

Elliana

Vera

Olga

Rudolph

Rhonda

Willard

Elsa Giselle

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NOMBRES AMENAZADOS EN 2017

Gwen

Alec

Como ciertos animales en el Amazonas, estos nombres amenazados corren el riesgo de estar en peligro de extinción en el futuro cercano.

Gwendolyn

Bradley

Cade

Juan

Camden

Martin

Sorprendentemente, algunos nombres pertenecen a estrellas célebres. Lo sentimos, Gwen Stefani, Peyton Manning, Kate Middleton y Bradley Cooper: Ustedes están entre los nombres que han descendido más en nuestra lista de popularidad desde el año pasado. Gwen bajó el 71 por ciento, Peyton el 55 por ciento, Kate el 52 por ciento y Bradley el 48 por ciento. "Hay un momento clave en el que un nombre se hace tan común o se asocia tanto con una persona específica que los padres dejan de usarlo", señala Murray. "BabyCenter ha visto a lo largo de los años que eso pasa con

way a nd C i nderel la , Pe t er Pa n, Snow W h it e , P i noc ch io a nd A lic e i n Wonderla nd a re a mong t he cha ra c t er s whose s t or ie s u n fold a long t he pa ra de rout e. Ti n ker Bel l now appe a r s w it h ot her fa i r ie s on t he Pe t er Pa n f loat . The pa ra de’s re t u r n t o D i sneyla nd for t he f i r s t t i me si nc e 1 996 a lso ma rk s t he re t u r n of t he or ig i na l Ma i n S t re e t E le c t r ic a l Pa ra de open i ng f loat . The wh i m sic a l t ra i n pu l ls a g ia nt d r u m u n it t hat procla i m s “D isneyla nd Pre sent s … Ma i n S t re e t E le c t r ic a l Pa ra de” i n br ig ht lig ht s. S ome of t he pa ra de’s most i mpre s sive sc ene s a re t he 23 -foott a l l Clock Tower loom i ng over C i nderel la’s Ba l l, at t ended by elega nt ba l l room da nc er s in c os t u me s c overed w it h lig ht s; a nd t he 118-foot-long f i na le u n it , a redwh it e-a nd-blue t r ibut e t o A mer ic a . E l l iot , t he smoke-bre at h i ng, t a i lwag g i ng “Pe t e’s Dragon,” weig h s

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Colin

Peyton

Cristian

Phillip

Dillon

Shane

Dominick Joe Jonah Para más información sobre nombres para bebés, incluyendo las listas de popularidad, nuestro Buscador de Nombres para Bebés, detección de tendencias, y consejos para escoger nombres, visite https://www. babycenter.com/baby-names.

more t ha n 5,600 pou nd s a nd i s 16 fee t t a l l, more t ha n 10 fee t w ide a nd 38 fee t long. Gue st s w i l l need t o keep a n eye out for E l liot , who d i sappe a r s f rom t i me t o t i me a long t he rout e. The Ma i n St ree t E lec t r ic a l Pa ra de wa s per for med more t ha n 3,600 t i me s for more t ha n 75 m i l lion g ue st s du r i ng it s or ig i na l r u n i n D i sneyla nd Pa rk . The endu r i ng popu la r it y of t he pa ra de led t o t he cre at ion of E lec t r ic a l Pa ra de s at Tok yo D i sneyla nd , D i sneyla nd Pa r i s a nd Wa lt D i sney World R e sor t i n Flor ida . The pa ra de re t u r ned t o t he D i sneyla nd R e sor t w it h a n engagement i n D i sney C a li for n ia Advent u re Pa rk f rom 2001 t o 2010. Ma i n St ree t E lec t r ic a l Pa ra de D i n i ng Pa ck age s, i nclud i ng re ser ved v iew i ng of t he pa ra de, a re ava i lable. For i n for mat ion, v i sit w w w.d i sneyla nd.c om.

The Elliot dragon float from the classic 1977 Disney film Pete's Dragon travels down the parade route of the Main Street Electrical Parade. The Main Street Electrical Parade will run for a limitedtime, through Aug. 20, 2017, at Disneyland park. Photo Credit: Scott Brinegar/Disneyland


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LOSING WEIGHT JUST GOT EASY AGAIN

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Shelly Palmer Jawbone just went belly up. Fitbit is on life support. The Quantified Self movement is busy measuring the last days of the fitness tracker fad; its 10,000 steps of fame are up. I was sad to learn of Jawbone’s death, but not surprised. I took off my UP4 for the last time about three weeks ago. The clasp was annoying, and I left the charging cable in some hotel room and didn’t have the time to order one before my next business trip. Once you break your habit of logging, checking, charging, and integrating the information with your other apps, it’s over. The motivation you need to go back after a week off is beyond that of mere mortals. After two weeks – well, after two weeks, you’re starting from scratch. Why Consumer Fitness Trackers Are Nonsense No one can argue with the idea that 10,000 steps per day is good for you. Just moving that many steps each day will offer some health benefits to all but the most physically fit. But the devil is in the details. There is a huge difference between casually walking 10,000 steps and purposefully walking 10,000 steps. If you want to get measurable health, lifestyle, and fitness benefits out of walking, you need to purposefully walk, not saunter. Purposeful walking means walking about as fast as you can (without race

walking or running). To do this, you need only one measuring device: your watch. Time spent is the key metric. To paraphrase (and butcher) Einstein, “Everything else fitness trackers count doesn’t need to be counted.” Time Is Your Friend If you want to lose weight and feel great, set aside some time each day (30 minutes is good, 45 minutes is better, and an hour will absolutely show you results) and walk as fast as you can. If you’re a believer in interval training, or if you’re already in good shape and need more from your workout, run (don’t jog) as fast as you can for 60 or 90 seconds at staggered intervals during your purposeful walk. You don’t need to count steps; you just need to spend the time. Depending on your metabolism and about a zillion other factors, “time spent purposefully walking” is the only counting that counts. BTW, depending on your gait, four miles is about 8,500 steps and takes about an hour. You’ll get the other 1,500 steps walking around your house to and from the refrigerator. I Got in Early and Got Out I began quantifying my life with the very first Fitbit, then Jawbone, then the Misfit Shine, the Basis B1, and so on. I evaluated every fitness tracker I could get my hands on. Each had its pros and cons, but the core features were practically identical: steps, sleep, and ultimately pulse. I was religious about it, entering absolutely everything that could be measured into a spreadsheet. I crafted various models that predicted

how much weight I was likely to lose (or gain) based on calorie intake, activities tracked, resting burn, etc. It was an obsession. Yes, I Was Crazy I got so into the Quantified Self movement that I even started a blog called smartphonediet.info and did a TEDx Talk about how I lost 50 pounds tracking my steps and logging my calories. But in the end, the insanity was not sustainable. The End of My Quantified Self One day about two years ago, the Jawbone I was using died (Jawbones did that a lot; I think I’ve owned eight of them), and I didn’t replace it. I did keep walking for an hour each morning with a little running mixed in. All was fine. Or so I thought. I was thinner than I had been in years, so even though my results were stagnant, I didn’t think much about it. A few months later, I purchased another fitness tracker to replace my dead Jawbone, but something was clearly wrong. Any deviation from my 1,500 calories per day and four miles of walking (as fast as I could with a little running thrown in) virtually guaranteed some marginal weight gain. My fitness tracker added no numeric insights and no measurements that would help me confirm or refute my hypothesis that my metabolism had reset to a new level. Within four months, there was nothing I could do to not gain weight. My body had fully adjusted to the workout and

the calorie count – I was literally in a living hell, hungry all the time, forced to exercise even when I was too tired to do so. It was not sustainable in any way. Quantifying everything proved one undeniable fact: Once your body adjusts your metabolic rate to your daily routine, you are in for an impossibly difficult struggle with your own DNA. We are hard-wired to store energy under a wide variety of conditions. One doctor told me, “It’s like fighting gravity.” I’m there now. And I can tell you from firsthand experience, fitness trackers have no place in this battle. You’ll Get There Differently, but You’ll Get There You don’t now, nor did you ever, need a fitness tracker to lose weight. You need to increase your activity and reduce your caloric intake in a way that your body can adapt to. This needs to be done far more carefully than the 10,000-stepsper-day fitness tracker paradigm would have you believe. RIP Fitness Trackers Welcome to the ancient art of consuming appropriate quantities of nutrient-dense, fiber-rich, low-sugar foods. Without all of the quantified, gadgetized distractions, losing weight just got easy again. Author’s Note: This article is about consumer-grade fitness trackers. Purpose-built sports trackers and specialized training tools are clearly useful and yield extraordinary results.

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