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VOLUME 36 ISSUE 29 | WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM | JULY 17-23 , 2015

OFERTAS Y CUPONES DE DESCUENTO ADENTRO

Latinos: The Largest Ethnic Group Pg. 3

San Jose State University President Mohammad Qayoumi Resigns Pg. 4


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CALENDAR

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The José Valdés 8th Annual “College, Here I Come!” Walk Saturday, July 18, 2015 9:30 am- 2:00 pm Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA, 95053 Info:josevaldesmath.org/s/2015-walktocollege2.pdf

West Side Story Friday July 17th, 2015 8:00 pm City Lights Theater Company 529 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95112 $17-$32 Info:cltc.org/explore-our-20142015-season/west-side-story/

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

Beta Space Sunday July 19th, 2015 10:00 am – 8:00 pm San Jose Museum of Art 110 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113 $5 - 8 Info:sjmusart.org/event/artragesci-fi

Escape From the Mysterious Room SJ Friday July 17th, 2015 6:30 & 8:30 Real Escape Game San Jose $29 - $33 Info:http://realescapegame.com/ sj-mroom/ Art of Rap Sunday Jul 19th, 2015 3:30 pm Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 $50 Info:livenation.com/ Camp Superstuf Monday July 20th, 2015

Mayfair Community Center 2039 Kammerer Ave, San Jose, CA 95116 $120 Info:lungsrus.org/BreatheCA/ index.php/services/asthma/campsuperstuff

Under the Sun with Sugar Ray Tuesday July 21st, 2015 7:00 pm The Mountain Winery 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070 $39.50 - $79.50 Fu Manchu Wednesday July 22nd, 2015 8:00 pm The Ritz 400 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 $10 - $12 Rush Thursday July 23rd, 2015 7:30 pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St,

San Jose, CA 95113 $46 - $151 Info:sapcenter.com/events/detail/ rush Music in the Park Friday July 17th, 2015 5:00 pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113 $10 Info:sjdowntown.com/ musicinthepark/ On You: A Story of Wearable Computing Thursday July 23rd, 2015 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Computer History Museum 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043 $12 - $40 Breaking Point: Glass art works by Jaime Guerrero and Viviana Paredes June 5th – August 8th 12:00pm5:00pm MACLA 510 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 Free Millennium Sounds Orchestra Sunday July 19th, 2015 RockBar Theater 360 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129 3:00 pm Free

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Dear Donald Trump - An Open Letter from Chingo Bling Chingo Bling, artist and entrepreneur wrote an open letter thanking Donald Trump for what he says is motivation for Mexican people across the country to organize and mobilize. “Your statements have caused a deep thunder that is rippling from barrios in Norte Carolina to Liberal Kansas to the offices in Silicon Valley,” he writes, “thank you for reminding us that we alone hold the power in our hands.” (Read the rest on our site) Mountain View Approves New City Solar and EV-Charging Projects On the heels of adopting a two-year goal to enhance environmental sustainability efforts, Mountain View City Council authorized City staff to move forward with two new sustainability projects on City property at the July 7 Council meeting. The larger of the two projects will add new solar arrays to the Municipal Operations Center (MOC), Shoreline Golf Pro Shop and the Shoreline Maintenance Facility. (More on our site) Report: Fracking Risk to CA is Aquifer Contamination, Not Quakes A new report says hydraulic fracturing can contaminate groundwater when the excess water is not properly disposed of, but is not linked to earthquakes in California. In January, a study by the Seismological Society of America linked a series of earthquakes in Ohio to fracking, and there have been similar claims in other states as well. (Whole article can be found online)

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Hilbert Morlaes / EL OBSERVADOR Regarding the long expected dynamic population shift within the resident population of California, the Hispanic community now exceeds that of its Caucasian cohort. A CBS-Sacramento report received by Victor Garza, Chair, La Raza Roundtable, stated “Re: In long-predicted shift, California Latinos outnumber Whites.” Garza relayed this information to 50 individuals on his email listing, asking, “But, what does that mean?” So, my response to Garza’s query, “What does that mean?” is that it means nothing unless local Latinos change. No change means that nothing changes. “Si no nos cambiamos, nos quedamos en donde estamos.” LATINOS ARE AMERICANS FIRST AND FOREMOST. Latinos pay taxes and vote in larger numbers now. Latinos must focus on those characteristics which unify them as a community living up to core American ideals. Ninety percent (90%) of us get besmirched by the illegal status of less than 10% of us. Our new mantra must become “Juntos hacemos más con exito and ganancia’ (together we do more successfully and profitably). Latinos must now SHARE their best practices which highly value ‘la familia’ and a belief in God Almighty Who is still creating this expanding universe as reported by astronomers. It means that all Latinos have an important stewardship stakeholder’s opportunity. A lot of thoughtful analytical planning effort needs to be accomplished in a manner which displays the core cultural values of Latino communities. Let’s try to be what we are as a community which existed before Caucasians arrived here. Otherwise, being the largest ethnic cohort means nothing...NADA. Latinos need to learn to assert themselves. Especially when selecting leaders who advocate and communicate, with integrity and transparent honesty, Latino core cultural values to all Americans. Latinos are citizens who vote and pay sales taxes, income taxes, license fees, permits, property taxes, etc. Latinos contribute to and participate in the American consumer economy. Latinos, especially Mexican-Americans, need to learn their historic role in the development of our American nation. Latinos need to claim and maintain their place as a component of this nation’s population. Many of our families have been residents in America for more than 450 years. After the Mexican-American War (1845) ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Mexican border moved from the northern borders of California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma southward to the present American-Mexican international border which features the Rio Grande River and goes across the continent to the west coast (Tijuana/San Diego). This is today’s AmericanMexican international border we are all familiar with. The resident Mexican citizens north of this current AmericanMexican border became ‘Mexican-American citizens’ when that treaty was signed. What would have been the outcome had Mexico won that war?? All current residents of Califor-

nia, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Texas and Oklahoma would still be Mexican citizens! Latinos must now talk openly about the role of ideologies such as “Manifest Destiny”, “White Superiority” and other beliefs held and practiced by ‘White’ communities’ when they became the dominant community here after the 1849 California Gold Rush. Latinos from Chile introduced the chemical technology necessary to purify gold: Mercury mined here at the Almaden mines, County of Santa Clara, formed amalgams with very small gold particles enabling its successful concentration enabling the casting of gold bullion. Latinos have worked the land; harvested its crops; and today, many of its members having intellectual and professional expertise have moved out of our barrios where they could have been role models, counselors, advisors, and mentors had they remained. Latinos have been civil rights advocates. The Westminster School District, Orange County, CA (1941) when separate ‘Mexican and White schools existed, was sued by several Mexican-American families who won their case at the U.S. Supreme Court (1945) resulting in the desegregation of all California’s schools. This is some 20 years before the “M.L.King’s Civil Rights effort of the 1960’s. Our Black brothers and sisters need to understand that Mexican-Americans, including Native Americans, have been treated too long as a conquered people when in fact we were never conquered. Our history is not factually included in the K-12 curriculum whose textbooks are published in Texas, not California (WHY?). The low academic performance expectations projected upon Latinos by some (but not all) Anglos are finally being addressed openly and directly. Latinos and their leaders have a lot of work to do if we are to take our ‘stakeholders’ place in the governance of California and the profitable productivity of its commerce. Latinos must vote at a 67% levels: not at an 18.9% rate as in the recent District 5 election. Low Latino voter participation supports the biased view that Latinos do not vote (nor do they read). The recent opportunity to elect another Latino to the San Jose City Council may have not happened because of a low Latino vote (22%). Where are the Millennial Latina/os? They need to vote so as to influence public policy. Let’s start with being represented at all local governance levels: committees, commissions, school boards, city councils, Board of Supervisors, state and federal legislators. These future leaders need to be fiscally literate. WHY: Because the City of San Jose is a $4 billion enterprise; the County of Santa Clara is a $4.9 billion enterprise. Both provide employment opportunities if one is already qualified. Then let’s address the urgent need to set aright the current IRS tax code and establish a comprehensive ‘Naturalization & Citizenship Policy’ which puts an end to the current unwork-

able mess that the greedy take advantage of. Then let’s address the many needs which are used to divert our attention from the basic requirement to comprehensively reform all that is going on much to the benefit of the 1% and to the detriment of the 90%. The Latino community must support, not only with its time and talent, but also with its personally contributed money, its leadership at all conference tables where public policy is formulated and priorities are established. If Latinos are not present at these negotiations, then their concerns will be underfunded or deferred or deleted by others to their community’s detriment. Local Latinos need to remain informed by media such as El Observador which is a devoted advocate of their issues and concerns. Having civil rights and freedom requires living up to the ideals defined by the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution (1776) including its ‘Bill of Rights (first ten Amendments)’. Let’s learn to live together, respect each other and share the bounty of this land rather than allow its ownership to be concentrated in the hands of a privileged few. Let’s do the work needed to reside together in peace and prosperity. Latinos have survived because its resources were shared to enable the greatest number with necessary knowledge and support. We can all prosper and live happily together by having safety and security everywhere. That achievement takes engagement and commitment to work it all out to an acceptable effective status. We all have to do the work needed. Latinos and their leaders have work to do. Success favors those who have a vision of their future and prepare for the opportunities which will come along. That, Victor Garza, is the challenge of ‘Latinos being the largest ethnic group in California’.


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Pat Lopes Harris SJSU SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose State University President Mohammad Qayoumi will leave the university next month to assume an advisory role to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani. His last working day at SJSU will be Aug. 17. In a letter to the university community, Qayoumi, a native of Afghanistan, explained his decision. “Since 2002, I have often been asked to lend my intellectual and operational expertise to many of Afghanistan’s significant economic, educational and infrastructure challenges. President Ashraf Ghani has asked for my immediate assistance and leadership in numerous infrastructure initiatives,” Qayoumi wrote. “I have informed CSU Chancellor Timothy White of my decision to accept President Ghani’s request to serve as Chief Advisor to the President for Infrastructure and Technology.”

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Qayoumi was appointed SJSU president in March 2011 after serving in a similar role for five years at CSU East Bay. He has held numerous CSU leadership roles for more than two decades, actively contributed to U.S. cybersecurity policy and periodically advised various Afghan leaders, including its finance minister. In a statement, CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White praised Qayoumi’s commitment to STEM education, a key element of SJSU’s influence and impact in Silicon Valley. “Mo is leaving the campus with a solid fiscal foundation and proud legacy of achievements. His laser focus on innovation, coupled with his tireless work in expanding the visibility of the campus within the technology sector, have advanced the campus’s stronghold in the region as a leading provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates,” White said. Qayoumi expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve SJSU.

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“It has been a privilege to serve as SJSU’s president. My wife Najia and I will depart San Jose with many fond memories and the certainty that we are making the right choice at this time in our lives.” About San Jose State The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 134 areas of study with 110 concentrations – offered through its eight colleges. With more than 30,000 students and nearly 4,000 employees, San Jose State continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing more than 7,000 graduates to the workforce. The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 220,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.

BPT The SAT, which impacts high school students’ college admissions success, scholarship dollars and futures, will affect nearly 2 million students. In order to tackle the test with the right amount of knowledge and confidence, students (and their parents) must approach how they prepare for the exam in an entirely different way. To prepare properly for the exam and achieve the desired result, here are tips for both parents and students: 1. Understand the changes: The exam has been overhauled with changes to both format and content. Test length, timing and score components for the redesigned SAT will be different than its predecessor. For example, students will no longer be penalized for answering a question incorrectly. With regard to content, students will be expected to master concepts that address college and career readiness, and key skills such as analysis and reasoning. For instance, all reading content will be passagebased and will place strong emphasis on students’ ability to understand vocabulary in context, focusing on more commonly used words, rather than simply demonstrating reading comprehension.

2. Know the dates: The first administration of the redesigned SAT is scheduled for March 2016. The class of 2017 and 2018 are most affected by the change, but the class of 2016 still has an opportunity to take the current SAT in January 2016, which is likely the safest bet. Regardless of the format, it is never too early to start preparing for these exams, as it is the best way to ensure success and avoid last-minute, ineffective cramming. Some students begin preparing a few months in advance; for others, it’s several months or longer. 3. Be aware that tips and tricks won’t work: The redesigned SAT requires a mastery of core academic concepts and an ability to apply these concepts in real-world scenarios. For example, in the Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing section, reading questions will feature charts

and graphs similar to ones students will most likely encounter in science and social science majors as well as their careers. Math questions will also test more complex skills, and questions will build on one another. 4. Know your options: As the SAT will see significant changes, which could cause uncertainty on the part of students and parents, the ACT is another viable college-entrance exam option. The ACT, which focuses on core high school curriculum and what a student has learned, is accepted at all four-year U.S. colleges and has overtaken the SAT in popularity. For more information about the redesigned SAT, including key dates and considerations, visit www.huntingtonhelps. com/program/sat-redesigned and download a free copy of “Huntington’s Guide to the Understanding the Redesigned SAT.”


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Nathaniel Sillin It’s expected to be a hotter summer this year, but don’t confine your money-saving efforts to the thermostat.

STATEPOINT ¿Desea saber cómo ahorrar dinero? No está solo. Una abrumadora cantidad de estadounidenses desea aprender más sobre cómo administrar sus finanzas, según una reciente encuesta de Wells Fargo. “Una forma de administrar las deudas es liquidarlas más rápidamente”, dice Gary Korotzer, quien lidera el equipo de Mercadotecnia de Soluciones para el Crédito al Consumidor de Wells Fargo. “Puede ahorrar en intereses al paso del tiempo en el costo total del crédito”.

Korotzer ofrece estas sugerencias para ahorrar dinero liquidando las deudas más rápido: • Liquide las deudas antes y ahorre de modo significativo en intereses pagando más del mínimo de sus préstamos al mes. Igualmente, trate de pagar la mitad de su factura mensual cada dos semanas en vez de pagar la cantidad completa cada mes, así hará un pago extra a lo largo del año y podría liquidar su deuda más rápidamente. Pregunte si su prestador aplica estos pagos parciales al capital de su deuda. • Haga su prioridad liquidar primero los préstamos con la tasa de interés más alta.

• Manténgase al día con sus deudas acordando transferencias automáticas: simplemente elija la fecha, la cantidad y la deuda que desea pagar. • Haga sus transacciones bancarias con un prestador responsable que le dé opciones para liquidar la deuda en los mejores términos para sus finanzas. Por ejemplo, Wells Fargo ofrece a los consumidores opciones que podrían reducir la duración de los préstamos, tales como el refinanciamiento y la consolidación de deudas. Hay muchas formas distintas de consolidar las deudas, así que debe hablar con su banco para conocer sus opciones. • Reduzca sus gastos mensuales generales disminuyendo la tasa de sus préstamos actuales. Si su calificación de crédito ha mejorado o si se han reducido las tasas de interés en general desde que solicitó un préstamo en particular, quizás pueda reducir la tasa de interés de su crédito de automóvil, hipotecario, personal o estudiantil, o de sus tarjetas de crédito. Tenga en cuenta cualquier cuota que pueda estar asociada al refinanciamiento. • Infórmese acerca del crédito. Compruebe los tres burós de créditos nacionales para confirmar que no hay errores. No se preocupe, solicitar sus informes no afec-

tará su calificación de crédito. • Conozca sus límites. Estar cerca de los máximos de crédito o alcanzarlos puede afectar negativamente su calificación de crédito. Conserve bajos los saldos de las tarjetas de crédito y otras cuentas revolventes. Mantener el saldo por debajo del 30 por ciento de su crédito total disponible puede mejorar su calificación de crédito. Pague siempre a tiempo y más que el mínimo vencido, de ser posible. • Utilice recursos educativos gratuitos como el recién rediseñado Centro de Crédito Inteligente de Wells Fargo (www.wellsfargo.com/smarter_credit) para que le ayuden a tomar decisiones financieras responsables. El sitio ofrece características interactivas que explican conceptos clave sobre crédito, como el desarrollo del mismo, el control de la deuda existente y la práctica de buenos hábitos de crédito. El rediseño es más amistoso con los dispositivos móviles, permitiéndole aprender incluso cuando está en movimiento. Obtener mejores habilidades para la administración de su dinero puede ayudarle a reducir sus gastos mensuales en artículos de gran valor como la liquidación de préstamos y reducir el costo general con el tiempo.

The warm months can be the best time to focus on cutting year-round energy costs (http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/report/electricity. cfm). Free of snow, ice and wind, it’s easier to spot problems, do repairs and budget for energy-efficient appliances and fix-up projects that can save considerable money in the future. Your first step should be better tracking and analysis of the energy you buy. The most common sources of energy spending are home utilities and fuel costs for vehicles. However, if you own a vacation home, operate a business within your residential space or have different vehicles for land or water, see if you can separate those numbers so you can more clearly identify usage patterns month to month and find ways to cut back. Think about an energy audit. Whether you do it yourself or pay for the services of a certified professional summer is the best time to do a basement-to-rooftop energy audit (http://energy.gov/ energysaver/articles/professional-home-energy-audits). Some utility companies have home energy audits online so you can see where your energy is going. Prospective homeowners might make an energy audit part of their home inspection process. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, in 2014, the average American spent 60 percent of their energy dollars heating rooms and water. Another 16 percent goes to lighting, cooling and food refrigeration. The remainder – nearly a quarter of total home energy uses – covers all miscellaneous energy use in the house.

Then focus on the thermostat. In the summer, confine heavy air conditioning use to the hottest nights, and the rest of the time, try to set the thermostat a little higher than you do now. For example, the U.S. Energy Department says that setting your air conditioning to 78 degrees instead of 72 can save between 6-18 percent on your summer cooling bill. Before you spend money on a programmable thermostat or convert your real-time utility billing to a budget plan, note that some research questions their value (https://today. d u ke . e d u / 2 01 5 / 0 4 /a u topay). First, see how much you can save by shutting off vents and doors and drawing curtains in unused rooms and spaces. If you don’t have pets, you may consider setting your thermostat significantly higher than 78 before you leave for work. Lights out. We’ve all been admonished to turn off the lights when we leave a room, but there are other things we can do to capture random, or “vampire,” energy waste. Sensors, dimmers and timers can reduce lighting use, and installing power strips can keep computers, microwaves, cable boxes, DVRs and high-end TV sets from sucking energy even when they’re not turned on. Unplugging between uses works too. Also, swapping conventional incandescent bulbs for compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) can provide lighting

that lasts longer and saves money on replacements. Check for tax credits and rebates. Make a call to your tax professional, check the Internal Revenue Service’s website (http://www.irs.gov/uac/ Form-5695,-ResidentialEnergy-Credits) and EnergyStar.gov for news on residential energy credits for specific replacement appliances and energy-saving improvements to your home. Keep in mind that Congress traditionally acts late each year to renew old credits or to approve new ones. Consider energy-smart landscaping. Keep in mind that well-placed trees and shrubs can shield a home from the sun and the elements year-round and potentially save 25 percent on energy costs annually. Cars, gas, and public transportation. If you drive, consolidate errands, fill up your tank at cheaper times and consider smartphone apps to find low gas prices for commuting and vacation use. And if you don’t regularly use public transportation, start testing it during the summer. The additional walking most people do when they take public transportation has health benefits as well. Bottom line: This summer, don’t just try to keep cool. Save money by changing your year-round energy behavior.


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$10 Million in Grants for Community-Based Organizations and Clinics; Nearly 30,000 Certified Enrollment Counselors, Certified Insurance Agents and Volunteers to Deliver In-Person Help During Upcoming Third Open Enrollment SACRAMENTO / CA Covered California announced Tuesday it is expanding the gateways in California communities where consumers can get help with enrolling in and maintaining health coverage. “We continue building partnerships across the state by providing new grants and new opportunities to community groups to engage consumers directly and help them get the health coverage and care they need,” Covered California Executive Director Peter V. Lee said. For the upcoming third open enrollment, Covered California announced that it intends to award more than $10 million in grants to Navigators — community-based organizations that provide consumers in-person enrollment assistance, renewal assistance, ongoing support and education on how to get the best value from their health plan.

Enrolling in person is important to many people, and Certified Enrollment Counselors in the Navigator Program, along with insurance agents, play a critical role by providing help to consumers who need it. During the last open-enrollment period, approximately 70 percent of eligible consumers enrolled or renewed with assistance from Certified Insurance Agents, Certified Enrollment Counselors or Navigators, or with the help of Service Center representatives who delivered assistance over the phone. “Getting confidential and local one-on-one help from trusted sources is important to consumers. These partnerships are instrumental in helping Californians get the support they need when selecting and enrolling in a health insurance plan,” said Lee. Approximately 68 organizations under the 2015-2016 Navigator Program will receive grants of between $50,000

and $500,000. Additionally, nearly 12,000 Certified Insurance Agents will be available across the state, there will be 400 storefronts where consumers can walk in and enroll, and thousands more Certified Enrollment Counselors will assist with applications through nonprofit organizations committed to improving the health of Californians. A list of Navigator organizations and the amounts Covered California intends to award is available online at http://hbex. coveredca.com/navigator-program/PDFs/2015-16-Intentto-Award-List.pdf. The Navigator Program is a mandatory requirement of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and is funded from revenue generated by Covered California. Organizations were selected through a competitive grant application process.

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NAPS You can’t always predict when the opportunity will arise to be a hero. Just ask Loresa Wright. She joined the Be The Match Registry as a potential bone marrow donor in hopes of being a match for a colleague in need of a transplant. She had no way of knowing it would lead to saving a stranger’s life three years later. Joining The Registry: Wright, a 36-year-old mother of two from the Bronx, N.Y., is known for her caring and nurturing spirit. While working at the United Way of New York City, she had already contributed to an organization focused on helping others every day. Her colleague was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, one of 70 different diseases treatable by a bone marrow transplant. The organization held a bone marrow donor registry drive, not only to find a donor, but to support efforts to raise awareness for the need for diverse bone marrow donors on the registry. The need is significant. Patients are most likely to find a matching donor who shares their same race or ethnicity. African American patients looking for donors have a 66 to 76 percent chance of finding a matched, available donor on the registry, compared to 97 percent for Caucasian patients. Wright immediately knew she wanted to join. “I knew I should move forward because it could be the only chance for someone else—and knowing

that it’s harder to find a donor match for African Americans also inspired me,” she said. The Donor Experience: While Wright ultimately was not a match for her colleague, she remained committed to serving as a donor if needed. She received the call in July 2012: She was a match for a 45-year-old woman from Philadelphia with acute myelogenous leukemia. Like Wright, her match was a mother. “I felt nervous and anxious, but it was also exciting,” said Wright. “There was no hesitation—given how rare it is for African Americans to find a match, I knew that if there was an opportunity to help, that’s what I was going to do.” With the support of family, friends, co-workers and her donor center coordinator, she prepared to donate, describing her eventual donation day

as “pretty simple.” After the donation, Wright rested and recovered quickly, experiencing no side effects. She also had no regrets. “I would do it again! It wasn’t hard—it was rewarding,” said Wright. “If anyone has the opportunity to be a donor, he or she should consider doing so. It’s not a horrible experience, and the payoff is great. I am able to say that I’ve given life to two children and was able to save a life as a donor—not many people can say that!” You Can Help: One of the best ways to help is to register as a donor and stay committed. In particular, having more African American donors in the registry will help increase the chances for patients to receive a potentially lifesaving cure. Learn More: For more information, visit BeTheMatch.org or call (800) MARROW-2.


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com STATEPOINT You may not realize it, but you have the power to make a big difference in your community. There are so many ways to help a cause and you’ll be more fired up to devote your time, energy and talents when your efforts will benefit a community that matters to you, say experts.

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Abdullah Sharif knows that better than anyone. Upon returning from the United States to his home country Afghanistan for a brief visit in 2007, Sharif was horrified to see the peaceful, progressive nation he left in 1976 laid to ruins, war-torn and economically devastated after decades of conflict. The heartbreaking sight inspired him to do all he could to help restore his country.

NEWSUSA With the arrival of long, sunny days, people and pets alike are eager to spend more time enjoying the great outdoors. However, pet owners must be especially vigilant during the warmer months of the dangers fleas and ticks can pose to their four-legged friends. Flea bites can cause pets to scratch excessively, and their saliva can transfer tapeworms, while ticks can spread Lyme disease in pets and cause tick paralysis, a condition that can result in death from respiratory failure as chest muscles become paralyzed. The following tips from the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) can help protect pets from fleas and ticks this summer: 1: After walks or playtime outside, inspect your pet thoroughly. Brush their coat to remove any debris or insects, especially if your pet has been in wooded areas or high grasses. 2: Bathe dogs regularly, using a shampoo that can kill pests. 3: Be on the lookout for skin irritations on your pet, such as bite marks, red, itchy skin, or excessive scratching.

After joining the U.S. State Department in 2009, Sharif returned to Afghanistan to serve both his adoptive and native countries as a peace diplomat. In his new memoir, “Return to Kabul: An Afghan American’s Odyssey in Afghanistan,” which is the second book in a series of reminiscences, he recounts the past several years that he spent helping to rebuild his homeland working both for the State Department and the Department of Defense. You don’t have to participate in a big initiative to make a difference to your community, however. Anyone looking to make a meaningful impact need only discover where their passion lies and apply that to doing good, Sharif points out.

Here are some ideas for those looking to make a difference:

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• Make a visit: Return to the places that matter to you -your former neighborhood, schools you attended, your old hometown. If it’s been long since your last visit, you may discover that these locations and institutions now need your help. Pay attention to small details. Engage with others and learn how you can be of service. • Expand your community: Do your hobbies improve your life? Bring those benefits to a wider scope of people. For example, perhaps you’re a runner. Consider starting a youth running program in an underserved neighborhood. Or maybe you play music locally at night. Plan a daytime block party so families can enjoy the local music scene. It’s easy to get inspired when you’re working within a community based on shared interests. • Go online: In the connected world we live in today, the term “global community” is now more a reality than ever. There are many online sites that let you explore the work of different charities, so you can one-stop shop for a cause that speaks to you, and wisely donate your charitable dollars. There also are volunteerism sites that match would-be volunteers to programs and initiatives in need of help. “Every individual is born with unique opportunities to serve the world as best he or she can,” emphasizes twotime U.S. diplomat to Afghanistan, Sharif. More information about Sharif’s memoirs can be found at www.AbdullahSharif.com. To make a difference, look for those opportunities in the communities that matter to you most.

4: If your pet has long hair, consider having him/her groomed in the spring and summer to help to prevent insects from latching onto the long hair and help you to spot any that do. 5: Consult with a veterinarian to determine if a preventative medicine is recommended for your pet. 6: If you notice a change in your animal’s behavior, such as lack of appetite or decrease in energy, take your pet to the veterinarian ASAP. This could be a sign of Lyme disease or other health issue caused by pests. 7: Wash your pet’s bedding, crate, toys, food bowls and sleeping areas on a regular basis. 8: Keep your home clean and clutter-free to deter pest infestations and make it easy to spot any pests that do find their way indoors. Vacuum frequently and wash linens on a regular basis. 9: Keep your lawn cut short, and gardens well maintained, to prevent breeding grounds for pests. Fleas and ticks often hide out in tall grasses. 10: If you find a tick on your pet, remove it immediately, being careful to extract the head and mouthparts completely. If your pet has fleas, bathe them and seek the advice of a veterinarian.

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San Jose / CA On July 1, the 2016 Budget went into effect, the result of hard work by many employees, Supervisors and their staffs. The $5.6 billion pays the salaries of 17,000 employees and oversees services for 1.8 million people, including public health and safety, parks and elections. Because the economy has improved, we have begun to restore jobs that were cut during a decade of shortfalls. We were able to strengthen our health and hospital services, including the opening of a Downtown Clinic in 2016; beef up our Sheriff’s Department and boost our efforts to end human trafficking; and put 500 teens and young adults to work this summer through our Youth Works Program. And we can launch new initiatives that address such critical needs as affordable housing and a new jail.

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We also made it through some very difficult negotiations at the bargaining table, reaching an agreement in the wee hours of June 30 with our largest employees union, SEIU, and averting what would have been the first strike in 40 years.

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Here are some of the other projects and programs that I recommended that are funded in this budget:

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through an agreement withAbode Services, using the Pay for Success method. The County will invest $2 million a year for six years to help the neediest of our residents. The funding is set aside to repay upfront investors only if the project is determined to be successful by independent evaluators. I worked with Step Up Silicon Valley on this idea and brought it to the board in 2013.

SCC GOV 101 Academy on the Internet The Office of Public Affairs offers a yearly SCC GOV 101 Academy for 40 residents to learn about how County government works and how to get involved. Starting next year, we will put the information online and offer an Internet Academy. For more information about this project, call the Public Affairs office at 408-299-5151.

Fraud Protection for Immigrants The County is going to crack down on false “notarios” who pretend to be legal advisers for President Obama’s immigration reform programs. We are adding a Sergeant position in the Sheriff’s Office to coordinate officers to conduct stings and respond to complaints. If your neighborhood or group would like a fraud protection presentation, call Josue Fuentes, Deputy District Attorney Community Prosecution Unit at 408-792-2946. To report fraud, click here for information en Español.

Sweetwater Fire Station The County will help provide year-round fire and emergency services at Sweetwater Fire Station for residents and visitors, by splitting the cost with Cal Fire. The station is located in a rural area of Eastern Santa Clara County, where there has been no fire and emergency services for half the year. Beyond providing service to residents, the station will protect the thousands of visitors who travel the scenic Highway 130 in cars, on motorcycles and on bicycles. There will now be trained EMTs responding to roadside emergencies year round. Also, with no rain and no real winter for the past five years, any fire east of San Jose could be a huge risk to all of us. The area is also known by many as the route of the Amgen Tour of California, the annual bike race through the state.

Diabetes Prevention and Screening Type 2 diabetes has been rising at an alarming rate, so we are adding a Diabetes Prevention Coordinator and other funding to step up efforts to educate the public on how to avoid this preventable disease and increase public access to screenings. Supervisor Ken Yeager led this effort, which I proposed in my State of the County speech. Visit the Public Health web page for updates on prevention awareness and screening or call 408-792-5040.

For more on the budget, click here to read the County’s news release on the budget. And for any questions, please call my office at 408-299-5030.


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San Jose / CA On June 25, 2015, the Rotary Club of San Jose East/Evergreen awarded 7 deserving students, scholarships in the amount of $4,000 each. The scholarships are made possible by the Gerald and Dorothy Erich Endowment Fund which is run by the Rotary Club’s members. The students that were awarded the scholarships are from the East Side Union High School District. These are the students that received the scholarships: Dung Ngo, William Overfelt High School Anh Chau, Independence High School Tram Ngo, William Overfelt High School Anthony Zakher, Oak Grove High School

Jazlyn Villa, Yerba Buena High School Irais Baez, Independence High School Khoi Ton, Independence High School The individuals in the picture were in attendance at the dinner:

(member of Rotary), Daisy Chu, Robbie Izat (president of the Rotary club), Nick Leon (member pf the club), Van Lan Truong (aide to Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez), Charlie Wasser (member of the club), and RJ Castro (president if the Story Road Business Association) with his two daughters.

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Local Police Chiefs, Oakland Youth Discuss Community Relations at Empowerment Forum OAKLAND On Thursday Police Chiefs from the City of Oakland, the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) and the City of San Francisco engaged in a forum with students attending Oakland Leaf’s Peace Camp, a project-based arts and culture summer program rooted in themes of social justice at Bret Harte Middle School (3700 Coolidge Ave, Oakland). Oakland City Councilmember Anne CampbellWashington (District 4) also participated in the forum, which included Sean Whent (Oakland Chief of Police), Jeff Godown (OUSD Chief) and Gregory P. Suhr (San Francisco Chief). The forum took place place during Oakland Leaf’s Sum-

mer Expo, where students unveiled a school mural, presented storytelling performances related to trauma and healing, creative writing readings that explore identity, and more. At the Youth Empowerment Forum, young people presented the Chiefs with recommendations for improving their departments’ relations with youth. The students also presented a proposed policy change to support improving relationships of young people and police in Oakland to Councilmember Campbell-Washington. “After the year our country just experienced, from Ferguson to Baltimore, it is pivotal that we give students a safe and empowering outlet to voice their concerns while creating a positive dialogue with figures of authority,” said Odiaka Gonzalez, Executive

Director of Oakland Leaf. “Oakland Peace Camp provides this opportunity. The Summer Expo allows students to speak directly with Chiefs of Police to explore solutions to building more positive relationships with youth and law enforcement in our community.” The expo and forum are designed for the community to celebrate and appreciate the accomplishments of 150 middle and high school students in Oakland Leaf’s Peace Camp. For too many youth in Oakland, social inequalities, violence, crime and frustration have become a common reality. Oakland Peace Camp offers students a supportive community and platform to creatively express their voice and experience growing up in Oakland.

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Mario “Sonny” Madrid (pictured) passed away on June 22nd. His legacy is embedded in car culture and the Chicano collective memory. Photos Courtesy: Mario A. Madrid/ Facebook.

Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Mario “Sonny” Madrid, who had a legacy worldwide as one of the original founders of Lowrider magazine, one of the most popular car and lifestyle publications, passed away on June 22nd at age 70 in San José California. Beyond the recognizable magazine covers and sleek customized cars, his legacy brought the voice of ‘Chicanosim’ to the masses. Speaking to his son Mario A. Madrid (“Madrid Jr.”) brought forth images of a man who helped shape not only lowrider car culture, (his family’s own identity is

framed in the glossy reflection of these automobiles to this day), but more importantly Chicano culture, and all the highs and lows of the Chicano experience.

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It was Sonny Madrid and his sister Lydia who were the first to get involved into the political and activists movements sprouting up in the 60’s and beyond. Madrid Jr. says his father explained that he became “involved in activism because of police brutality. Similar to what’s going on now, was going on back then.”

Madrid’s interest in informing and truth was rooted in his desires to create a collective voice for his community and by association, his culture. Learning about civil rights, both his Spanish and Indigenous histories, and how he was connected to all the other members of these communities helped launch the idea for what eventually became Lowrider Magazine. It was this activist desire and instinct for sharing information about the ‘happenings’ in the community which led him to create the precursor to Lowrider, ‘Machete’.

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those days we had a part of the segment of the population from Texas, Fresno, and the Chicanos from San José, and they would have their own little communities and hand out leaflets and little newspapers with information on what was going on,” says Madrid Jr. Madrid’s Chicano current events magazine, one of the first Bay Area ‘start-ups’ if you will, was at first a mix of politics, art and editorials. It was a bit of the barrios, a bit of the sociopolitical climate of the time. History, ancestors and the car clubs all made its way into the pages of the first years of Lowrider. Madrid Jr. says “it was basically just all aspects of chicano life, he put it all in one place.“ It was almost like a “first kind of internet”, a wealth of information on a forum for Chicanos, by Chicanos. The bikini models on the covers didn’t come until the end of Madrid’s run on the magazine. After selling his stake, he continued to focus on the Chicano community. In the coming years the new owners overhauled it to focus on the cars, art and

customization. Little of the history and politics was left over. Madrid Jr. recalls “there was a couple columns in there that were dealing with social issues and forming your own identity. To see all these things it would give you a sense of identity.” He recalls how his father’s legacy is embedded in him as well, as he explored throughout his youth what it meant to be Mexican-American in the US, and what was important in life. Madrid Jr. says It allowed him to access who he was and “what his culture represented beyond the borders of other ethnicities portrayals.” One of the things that he was stressing was that he wanted San José to be recognized for its work during that time. Sonny Madrid’s legacy was not only the beautiful cars and the culture that he helped spread worldwide, but the undeniable imprint as a inspirational community activist, and purveyor of a collective community voice. Through the lockouts in the 60’s, to his support for

local artists and knowledge about his own roots and culture, Madrid was able to instill truth and heritage in his ‘gente’. Madrid Jr. adds “obviously the biggest thing is the Lowrider (magazine) but like he said he created that, and it had a life of its own. As far as the activism goes, thats what he treasured. For him, he was proud that he contributed to that.” In the end Madrid Jr. says his father was at peace with his life’s work. Being that he was very modest about his achievements prompted his son to get these stories and life lessons out of him. He notes that the car culture, and the Chicano culture understand the importance of what he did, and although he will be sorely missed, there are others that will carry on the torch of what he began in his community, including Madrid Jr. “One of his dreams was that the world would be a better place for all the people. Especially his people. He loved his people.”


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Governor Calls Special Session of Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

co-signed by a half dozen colleagues, mayors from several of California’s largest cities, including Ed Lee from San Francisco, Kevin Johnson from Sacramento, Libby Schaaf from Oakland, Robert Garcia from Long Beach, and Miguel Pulido from Santa Ana. As mayors, they are advocating that any new transportation measure commit funding in equal amounts between local streets and state highways.

SACRAMENTO / CA San José Mayor Sam Liccardo spoke this week at the Special Session of the Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Mayor Liccardo submitted a letter

The Mayors are urging the preservation of California’s roadways by enacting a program consistent with Senator Beall’s bill SBX1-1 that would allocate funding in equal amounts to rehabilitate state

highways and aid cities and counties with much needed local road repairs. “Road repairs and the unfunded maintenance of transportation infrastructure constitutes yet another ‘wall of debt,’ that threatens to engulf the finances of many local governments,” stated Liccardo. “This legislature must care about city and county streets as a funding priority, because every single trip in virtually every part of the State of California, begins and ends on a city street or county road. The State of California provides for a single, integrated roadway network in partnership with cities and counties, and our local share of that

network comprises 81 percent of the roadway miles of this state. Let me put it bluntly: five years of delay costs us $11 billion dollars. We’re all in this together” If the City continues to receive the currently available revenue for pavement maintenance, the overall condition of the system will significantly deteriorate. The “cost of doing nothing” or maintaining the status quo would result in a decline of the overall system from “fair” in 2020 to “poor” in 2025; with an accumulation of deferred maintenance estimated at $987 million in 2020 and $1.826 billion in 2025. Statewide, the picture is even direr. The local street system

Milpitas / CA Child Advocates of Silicon Valley will launch its “You Can Make A Difference” campaign July 20th to recruit more Latino and male volunteers to work one-onone with children in the foster care system. Child Advocates recruits, trains and supports Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to provide critical emotional and educational support to children in the court dependency system.Child Advocates has an ambitious fiveyear strategic plan to provide a CASA for every child in the Santa Clara County foster care system by year-end 2018. Currently, there are more than 1,600 children in the Santa Clara County dependency system, 1,000 of which could benefit from a CASA. In fiscal year 2015, Child Advocates provided 735 children with a CASA and hopes to serve 780 children in FY 2016. More than sixty percent of the children Child Advocates serves are Latino and half of them are males. Child Advocates’ goal is to recruit 200 new CASA volunteers this year and have

at least 20% of those volunteers be Latino, 15% bi-lingual Spanish speaking and 25% male. “Every foster youth deserves to have an adult who cares about them and gives them unwavering support throughout their years in the system,” says Karen Scussel, Child Advocates’ executive director. “In order to scale our program and better reflect the cultural backgrounds and gender of the children we serve, Child Advocates will broaden our efforts to recruit more Latinos and men to serve as role models and mentors.” Lorena Torres, a Child Advocates’ board member and member of the organization’s Latino Outreach Committee, says the committee has held focus groups with Latino CASA volunteers to better understand how they came to volunteer as CASAs. The group is also reaching out to various Latino community organizations to see if Child Advocates can come speak about its organization and need for more Latino volunteers. “We need to establish a stronger presence and build trust within the Latino Community as the foundation for all

future interaction,” Torres explains. Torres says this means holding meetings in locations where the people already gather and are comfortable. Child Advocates also hopes to increase general public awareness about its need for volunteers through a media outreach and advertising campaign. The recruitment advertisement campaign will show how an individual can make a difference in a foster child’s life by simply doing ordinary things with the child like reading a story or visiting a park. George Ochoa, a Child Advocates employee who has been a CASA volunteer to several young boys agrees. “We’re looking for everyday people who want to make a difference in a foster child’s life. Teenage boys, in particular, need a successful male role model they can interact with.”Griselda Ramos who has been a CASA volunteer to two children says, “Being a CASA is so rewarding. I really feel like I’m making a difference in the child’s life and the Child Advocates’ staff is always there to answer my questions and help guide me when I represent my child’s best interests in court. I high-

ly recommend people consider becoming a CASA.” Currently Child Advocates has more than 200 foster children waiting to be matched with a CASA. No legal experience is necessary — just a willingness to reach out to a child when he/she is feeling most vulnerable. The time commitment is 12-15 hours per month, and volunteers must be 21 years or older to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Individuals interested in becoming a CASA volunteer can contact Amalia Renteria at 408.573.5611 or visit Child Advocates’ website (www.bemyadvocate.org) to sign up to attend an orientation session or Volunteer Open House to learn more about the role and requirements of becoming a CASA in Santa Clara County. Child Advocates will hold three Open Houses over the next few weeks – Thursday, July 23 at 12:30 pm at the Social Service Building, 90 Highland Avenue, San Martin, and Saturday, July 25 at 12:00 pm at the Child Advocates’ Training Room, 529 Valley Way, Building 2, Milpitas, and Wednesday, August 5 at 6:15 pm at the Sobrato Center, 1400 Parkmoor Avenue, San Jose.

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is a huge part of California’s network...more than 80% of California’s roads are owned by cities and counties. And the system is experiencing a huge shortfall over the next ten years, totaling $78.3 billion – which will result in an enormous decline in the condition of our roads & highways. That fast decline will be reflected in dollars too. If we wait just five years to invest more in the system, the price tag to bring the local system up to par will be $11 billion higher than if we invest today. The cost of doing nothing far exceeds the burden of any fee or tax increase that this legislature might consider to address this crisis.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282694 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Federico Pasquarelli and Caroline Espirito Santo Tiburcio. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Federico Pasquarelli and Caroline Espirito Tiburcio Santo have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sofia Grace Pasquarelli to Sophia Alexia Pasquarelli. 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 10/06/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 6, 2015

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Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282940 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Martha Echeverria. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Martha Echeverria has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Fransisco Huitron Echeverria to Marcos Huitron Echeverria. 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 10/13/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015

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310-448-2930 ORDER TO SHOWCAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV283019 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Abdolali Iravani. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Abdolali Iravani has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abdolali Iravani to Ali Iravani. 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 10/13/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606845 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Smoke Zone Gift Shop

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16375 Monterey Rd Ste. K Morgan Hill CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Issa Seoud 260 Wright Ave Morgan Hilll CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Issa Seoud July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/09/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606808 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Limon Cleaning Services 1888 Matos Ct. Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Ricardo Velazquez Limon 1888 Matos Ct Santa Clara CA 95050. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ricardo Velazquez Limon July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/08/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606615 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Octane 521 Charcot Ave Unit #201 San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Catered Too 325 Demeter East Palo Alto, CA 94303. This business is conducted by a corpration; registrant

has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Greg Casella CEO July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/01/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606614 The following person(s) is (are) doing business High Octane 521 Charcot Ave Unit #201 San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Catered Too 325 Demeter East Palo Alto, CA 94303. This business is conducted by a corpration; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Greg Casella CEO July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/01/2015 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Carlos H. Perez No.115PR176420 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Norma Bravo in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Norma Bravo be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Carlos H. Perez. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codi-

cils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 08/13/2015 2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law.

You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Norma Bravo 742 Vonna Ct. San Jose, CA 95123 408-972-7985

FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281978 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tuyen Ngoc Thai. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Tuyen Ngoc Thai has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Tuyen Ngoc Thai to Alexandra Gabriella Louis Thai b.AKA Tuyen N. Thai to Alexandra Gabriella Louis Thai. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281963 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ly P Tran. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Ly P Tran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Ly P Tran to Ally Tran b.AKA Ly Pham Thien Tran to ally tran . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606306 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Jackson Liquor & Food 150 S. Jackson Ave San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Rafique Panjwani 43947 Boston Court Fremont, Ca 94539. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/11/2010 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rafique Panjwani July 10, 19, 24, 31, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606790 The following person(s) is (are) doing business C&L Services 4548 Sonoma Dr Milpitas CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Lester Castillo 4548 Sonoma Dr Milpitas CA 95035 and Carlos Loranca 9279 Pacific Ave #45 San Leandro Ca 94577. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious busi-


JULY 17-23, 2015 ness 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.) Lester Castillo General Partner C&L Services July 10, 19, 24, 31, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/08/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604130 The following person(s) is (are) doing business WR Properties 6707 Elwood Rd San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara Co. Benjamin Fernandez 6707 Elwood Rd. San Jose, Ca 95120. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Benjamin Fernandez July 10, 19, 24, 31, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604176 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zui Ze Café 3975 Senter Rd. Ste # 104 San Jose, CA 95111. Ma, Amy Tuyet 1049 Honeysuckle Dr. San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/22/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ma, Amy Tuyet July 10, 19, 24, 31, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/202015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280592 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Seungmi Suh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Seungmi Suh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Seungmi Suh to Judy Seungmi Hsu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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 08/25/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015

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 09/29/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 29, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV272639 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Baktygul Kurmantaeva. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Baktygul Kurmantaeva has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Baktygul Kurmantaeva to Bakulia Adeline Kurmant. 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 08/25/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282398 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dhanashree Madhav Londhe. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Dhanashree Madhav Londhe has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dhanashree Madhav Londhe to Anushka Upendra Godse. 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 09/29/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 26, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282445 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Catherine Sonia Kirk. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Catherine Sonia Kirk has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Catherine Sonia Kirk to Sonia MingJiu Chiou. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605911 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Physicians Medical Urgent Care, Inc. 1910-A and 1910-B N. Capitol Avenue San Jose, CA 95132, Santa Clara Co. Physicians Medical Group of San Jose, Inc 75 E. Santa Clara Street Suite 950 San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this state-

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ment is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Emiro Burbano, M.D. President July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2015

ment is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Justin Brink President July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/24/2015

(A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mari Wada President June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/18/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606434 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Pacific Coast Legal Services, INC. 31 N. 2nd Street, Ste. 200 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Pacific Coast Legal Services, INC. 31 N. 2nd Street San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/25/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Krista Cantu President July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/25/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606123 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ai Mel Li 2050 Concourse Dr San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Qingyang Zhang and Fazhen Meng 70 Mihalakis St. #303 Milpitas, Ca 95035. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/15/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Fazhen Meng July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/17/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606188 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Capital Estates Realty 90 S. White Rd. San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. RW Capital Estates, Inc. 90 S. White Rd. San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/18/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Cayo Gonzalez President June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/18/2015

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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV279933 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gurmit Singh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Gurmit Singh has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gurmit Singh to Gurmeet Singh Taunk. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/11/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 28, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015

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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606537 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Orange Moon Salon 1749 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Ruth May and Kenny May 3185 Haga Dr. San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ruth May July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/30/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606362 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Premiere Spine and Sport 4982 Cherry Avenue San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Premiere Corporation Solutions 4982 Cherry Avenue San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2015 “I declare that all information in this state-

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606167 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Pono Hair Salon 1356 Charmwood Square San Jose CA 95117, Santa Clara Co. Junko Okudera 1356 Charmwood Square San Jose CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Junko Okudera June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/18/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606165 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Silkdays 1745 Saratoga Ave Suite B San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. View Point International Corp. 1745 Saratoga Ave Suite B San Jose Ca 95129. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/01/2014 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.”

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NO. 115CV279843 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mark Sanchez Jr. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mark Sanchez Jr has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mark Sanchez Jr to Mark Heredia. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/04/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 21, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281274 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Chaio Fang Huang AKA Chaio-Fang Huang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Chaio Fang Huang AKA ChaioFang Huang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chaio Fang Huang to Jennifer CF Hwang b. AKA ChaioFang Huang to Jennifer CF Hwang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/08/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Room, located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court June 26; July 3, 10, 19, 2015


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Washington / DC Thanks to the high cost of fossil electricity and the low cost of solar, it’s incredibly cost-effective for homeowners to install solar on their roofs. More than 20 gigawatts of solar capacity has been installed nationwide, enough to power more than 4.3 million homes. As “Back to the Future” celebrates its 30th anniversary, fans will note that it’s also enough to send Marty McFly back and forth through time 17 times. Thanks to U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-North Hollywood, Calif.) , getting Marty home that 18th time may get easier, even without a Mr. Fusion. Cárdenas was joined today by his colleagues Keith Ellison (DMinn.) and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) in introducing legislation to help, especially if Marty ever ends up in the lower-income parts of Hill Valley. Cárdenas, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, intro-

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duced H.R. 3041, the Low Income Solar Act (LISA), to establish loans and grants for low-income homeowners, creating loans to help them place solar panels on their own home or creating grants that would allow construction of, and access to, community solar facilities. Unfortunately, low-income families frequently lack the capital to invest in solar, or do not have the infrastructure in their home to allow solar to be installed. “Low income Americans are just like the rest of our nation: They are paying way too much for fossil fuel energy,” said Cárdenas. “My legislation will give them the opportunity to keep more money in their pocket and help America stop relying on countries who don’t like us for energy, while we keep more fossil fuels in the ground, where they belong.” LISA is the House companion to S. 1713, a Senate bill introduced by U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). “I am proud to be introducing the Low-Income Solar Act of 2015 with Con-

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gressman Cárdenas. This legislation will empower low-income Americans to live more sustainably and save money by installing solar panels on their homes,” said Lee. “This important legislation is another critical step toward reducing fossil fuel consumption while ensuring economic and environmental justice for all, especially for our low-income communities and communities of color. Furthermore, this legislation is good for the East Bay’s growing solar sector and will help create and support many green jobs in our community.” LISA would provide grants to low-income residents, to help lessen the cost of installing solar on their roofs. For those who cannot install solar, loans would be provided for companies to develop community solar facilities that would be linked to low-income homes. “Solar energy is vital to reversing dangerous global warming and reducing the health impacts of air pollution, but we need to make

sure that all Americans have access to this clean energy resource,” said Ellison. “The Low Income Solar Act encourages innovative solar installation and financing models that will help bring the benefits of solar to lowincome households.”

Washington / DC On Monday he American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the American Immigration Council welcomed plans announced by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for the release of some mothers and children detained after seeking refuge at our borders with the following statement: “ICE is following through on DHS Secretary Johnson’s previous commitment by taking a long-overdue step forward,” said Victor Nieblas Pradis, AILA President. He continued, “Based on what volunteer attorneys, including myself, have seen and

Recently, the White House announced a new initiative to increase access to solar for all Americans, including low- and moderate- income communities, and expand opportunities join the solar workforce. This effort included setting a goal to

install 300 megawatts of renewable energy in federally subsidized housing and providing technical assistance to make it easier to install solar, including clarifying how to use Federal funding.

heard from clients in the detention centers and from the government’s own data, we know that the majority of families who have been incarcerated by DHS have fled to the United States to seek safety from persecution, torture, and violence and have strong asylum claims under our laws. When looking at alternatives to detention, ICE should turn first to community-based support models, which are extremely effective and far more appropriate for asylum seekers than restrictive and expensive electronic monitoring.”

ensure these families’ safety from the traumatic psychological impact of detention,” said Melissa Crow, Legal Director of the American Immigration Council. She added, “As we learn more about this policy and how it will be implemented, we will watch carefully to see if DHS will also take the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the Flores settlement, which generally prohibits the detention of children. We would welcome the opportunity to work with DHS to ensure these families are made aware of their rights and responsibilities as they seek protection in our country. Of course, DHS’s ultimate goal should be to end the practice of mass family detention begun a year ago.”

“Giving mothers and children back their freedom and their dignity makes far more sense than incarceration at taxpayer expense, and will


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Deborah Courson Smith California News Service WINTERS, Calif. - Big news today for the Berryessa Snow Mountain region. President Barack Obama designated about 330,000 acres as a national monument. The plan has been years in the making, designed with local input and seen as a way to grow the economies in the region. The monument is less than 100 miles from the Bay Area and city of Winters Mayor Cecilia Curry says the stunning mountain views will now be saved from being turned into skyscrapers.

California has a new national monument today: The Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument, as designated by President Barack Obama. Photo of Berryessa Lake courtesy of U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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“It’s really for the kids. It’s really for the future. It’s a game-changer for Winters, Clear Lake, and Williams, and the whole region.” She says Winters will soon see its first hotel, built in anticipation of additional

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tourism. The president named three monuments; the others are the Basin and Range National Monument in Nevada, and the Waco Mammoth archaeological site in West Texas. Mike Matz, director of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ U.S. public lands program, says the Berryessa region is already noted for whitewater rafting, hiking, fishing, camping, hunting and horseback riding and there’s another lesser-known treasure. “Berryessa’s renowned for its wintering population of bald eagles,” says Matz. “The only other winter habitat with more bald eagles is in Alaska. It’s quite a distinction for Californians.” Obama’s designation is done with the authority of the Antiquities Act. Support for this reporting was provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

on already-disturbed land, and opposition to mining on land within the project area.

BARSTOW, Calif. - A newly-released poll shows two-thirds of registered voters who live in and around California’s desert regions treasure their desert environments, and approve of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP).

Two polling firms conducted the research, which was commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Public Opinion Strategies is considered a Republican company, while David Metz represents FM3, a Democratic research company that also conducted the poll.

The project covers 22 million acres with the goal of planning for renewable energy development, and conservation of land and wildlife. Pollster Lori Weigel with Public Opinion Strategies says backing for the desert plan was strong in every county involved, and even stronger among those who were just learning about the plan.

“We have three out of five conservative Republicans and more than four out of five liberal Democrats telling us they’re supportive of the DRECP, and all ranges of independent and centrist voters in between,” says Metz. “This is one of those rare issues that seems to bring people together across party lines, as opposed to dividing them.”

“One of things they love there is wildlife,” she says. “These are areas where residents feel there’s enough room for things to happen simultaneously.”The survey data indicates an absence of a political party divide, with preference for wind and solar projects

The polling also found broad support for conservation based on historical and cultural values.Support for this reporting was provided by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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A new poll finds two-thirds of registered voters who live in and around California’s desert regions support the goals of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, which aims to balance renewable energy development with conservation efforts. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.


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At a time when cocaine was currency, the lines between good and evil got a little blurry.

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litical, police, military and civilian - that clash in the effort to control cocaine, one of the world’s most valuable commodities.

The official trailer to this summer’s brand new anticipated Netflix original series, Narcos has premiered on YouTube. All ten (10) episodes of Narcos will premiere on August 28 at midnight, exclusively on Netflix.

The series re-partners creator and executive producer José Padilha (Elite Squad, RoboCop) with acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura (Elite Squad, Elysium) as a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl) and Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. The series also features powerful performances by Colombia’s Juan Pablo Raba (El corazón del océano), British theater star Joanna Christie (Once), Mexican sensation Stephanie Sigman (also seen later this year in the next Bond installment, Spectre), Colombian actor Manolo Cardona (Covert Affairs), Brazil’s renowned André Mattos (Elite Squad), beloved Puerto Rican actor Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights) and the stunning Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down, Nacho Libre) from Mexico.

Narcos chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the infamous drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. Its gritty storytelling details the many, often-conflicting forces - legal, po-

Eric Newman (Children of Men), the team of Doug Miro and Carlos Bernard (Sorcerer’s Apprentice) and Chris Brancato (Hannibal) also serve as executive producers on the series. Narcos is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix .

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OPENSOURCE On July 13, 2015, Joan Sebastian died at his ranch located in Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico, due to bone cancer. He was 64 years old. Sebastian was also lovingly known as “El rey del jaripeo” or the King of the jaripeo-a Mexican bull riding and rodeo spectacle. In his early life he was an administrative assistant at a vacation resort in Oaxtepec, Morelos,where he would sing through the intercom. In 1968, Sebastian met Mexican actress Angelica Maria. She suggested to Sebastian that he record the songs and give them to music producer Eduardo Magallanes; though Sebastian never managed to contact him. He later moved to Mexico City and began asking Discos Capitals Records to listen to his music and produce it. In 1974, he recorded his first album, Pedro Parrandas, and received positive feedback from the public. In 1997, he decided to stop using his legal name, Jose Manuel Figueroa and picked up his artistic name, Joan Sebastian. The same year, he signed a record deal with the label Musart. In 2000, he released Secreto de Amor which was certified 4× platinum in the Latin field in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album and title track won the Lo Nuestro Awards for Regional Mexican Album of the Year and Regional Mexican Song of the Year; he also received the Excellence Award for his musical contributions. In 2006, Sebastian was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame for his prolific songwriting and musical arrangements. Sebastian was awarded Songwriter of the Year three times by ASCAP and received the Golden Note Award in 2007 in recognition of his songwriting career.

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Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR Ballet folklórico “Fuego Nuevo” celebra su décimo aniversario y hace una extensa invitación a sus presentaciones los días 24 y 25 de julio en el California Theatre de San José. Conversando con Luis Juárez, uno de los directores artísticos, nos comentó la evolución que ha tenido el ballet a través de los años. Comenzamos bailando en escuelas y pequeños eventos, señaló Luis, y con el paso del tiempo el ballet fue creciendo, aumentando en número de danzantes, perfeccionando las técnicas, las danzas, el vestuario, somos como una gran familia unida por amor al folklor mexicano. Nuestro décimo aniversario, queremos celebrarlo a lo grande, por ello nuestra función de gala el día sábado 25 de julio, tendrá un toque extra, una magia especial que hará vibrar de emoción a los espectadores; todos los números

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contarán con música en vivo con una lluvia de talentos, entre ellos: Lola Jiménez, Lorenzo Rafael, Mariachi Mi Tierra, Dinastía Jiménez, Grupo Son y Alma, Marimba Mi Bella Guatemala, Floreador de Reata El Cuervo y Cecalli Itzapapalotl Nahui Ollin Teochihoani. Sin lugar a dudas será un espectáculo maravilloso, lleno de fantasía, danzas espectaculares, un derroche artístico y cultural con un colorido especial y auténtico que hará de Fuego Nuevo, el espectáculo folklórico más importante del año en la ciudad de San José. Ballet Folklorico Mexicano “Fuego Nuevo” invites the audience to celebrate their 10th anniversary as a dance company. This is their largest performance yet, a visually captivating production of Mexican culture and traditions, illustrated through the art of folkloric dance and regional live music. Ven a disfrutar de un reco-

rrido por México a través de hermosas coreografías ejecutadas por más de 60 bailarines en escena, acompañados por música en vivo, jarocho, marimba, norteño, música prehispánica, y el espectacular mariachi. “Fuego Nuevo” ballet folklórico, celebra su décimo aniversario presentando un show lleno de colores, canto, música y las coloridas y hermosas tradiciones mexicanas. Las funciones se celebrarán los días viernes 24 de julio y sábado 25 de julio en el California Theatre, ubicado en el 345 de la Calle Primera en San José. La función de ambos días se celebrará de las 7 de la noche a las 9 de la noche, las puertas abrirán a las 6 de la tarde. Para mayor información pueden entrar al sitio de internet www.fuegonuevobfm.com, también llamando a los números telefónicos (408) 807-3043 y (408)561-2749


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SAN JOSE / CA The San Jose Earthquakes fell to the Houston Dynamo 2-0 at Avaya Stadium on Friday night. Forward Quincy Amarikwa made his first appearance with San Jose since being acquired in a trade with the Chicago Fire, starting and playing 84 minutes, while Designated Player Matias Perez Garcia returned from his one-game absence due to injury. Houston took a 1-0 lead in the 10th minute. Midfielder Alexander Lopez whipped in an in-swinging cross and midfielder Ricardo Clark’s diving header got past Quakes keeper David Bingham and into the back of the net. In the 21st minute, Quakes midfielder Fatai Alashe played the ball off his chest and ripped a volley from 25 yards out, forcing keeper Tyler Deric to make an uncomfortable save and knock the ball out for a corner kick. In the 32nd minute, San Jose was awarded an indirect free kick inside the penalty area. Defender Victor Bernardez received a quick pass and blasted a shot that beat the keeper, but smacked the woodwork, causing a scramble in front of net. The loose ball was eventually cleared to safety. Houston doubled their lead in the 81st minute. Dynamo midfielder Leonel Miranda intercepted a back pass to the keeper and fed forward Will Bruin across the box, who slotted his shot into the empty net. San Jose’s next match is against Club America at Avaya Stadium on Tuesday, July 14, as part of the International Champions Cup North America Presented by Guinness. The match kicks off at 7:30 p.m. The Quakes return to MLS action next Friday, July 17, when they travel to take on the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center, beginning at 8:00 p.m. The match will be broadcast live on UniMas, 1590 KLIV and 1370 KZSF.

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SHELLY PALMER A little more than 239 years ago, our forefathers used the best technology available to inspire colonial proto-Americans to revolt against King George. At that time, the “best” technology available was the printing press and the “best” social network required the use of “word of mouth” in Public Houses. Grog was the lubricant that facilitated this communication and the rest, as they say, is history. But while all this was going on, there were a bunch of entrepreneurs and a few startups that changed the world. In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society, but as you can see from the list below, all that was about to change. So here for your patriotic rreading pleasure, are the seven hottest tech trends circa 1776.

The Submarine – A ship called “The Turtle” was invented by David Bushnell to secretly attach explosives to the undersides of British ships without being noticed. George Washington wasn’t a fan of The Turtle (he thought it was “ungentlemanly”), but still okay’d its use – only to see it unsuccessful in its three attempts to destroy British ships. While “The Turtle” wasn’t a success in and of itself, it was promising enough to lead to further research and development that would one day yield effective underwater vessels.

The Chronometer – One major invention of the 18th century was the marine chronometer – a clock that was accurate enough to use as a portable time standard “to determine longitude by means of celestial navigation.” Although the chronometer was first invented in 1737 by John Harrison, who spent more than 30 years of his life on its design, a few Europeans: Pierre Le Roy, Thomas Earnshaw and John Arnold brought it to market. In 1775, Arnold was working on improvements for the device, and took out his first patent for improvements to the device on December 30, 1775.

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Scuba – Englishman Andrew Becker created a leather-covered diving suit, complete with a helmet that featured a window and a series of tubes for breathing. Becker showed off his device in the River Thames in London, where he was able to breathe underwater for an hour. Around the same time, a French inventor named Fréminet had designed a compressed air reservoir as part of a breathing machine that dragged along behind a diver or mounted on his back. Becker and Fréminet’s inventions were examples of the earliest scuba gear. At the same time, Charles Spalding (of Scotland) developed an improvement to the diving bell by adding a system of balance-weights to make raising and lowering the bell easier.

The Toilet – The modern flush toilet was first proposed in 1596 by Sir John Harrington, but it never truly caught on. However, thanks to the Industrial Revolution, the flushable toilet began to emerge in the late 18th century. Alexander Cummings of Scotland invented the S-trap in 1775, which we still use in our toilets today. The S-trap uses standing water as a seal to prevent smelly air from escaping. Inventor Joseph Bramah (of England) used Cummings’ design when he installed toilets. Bramah improved on Cummings’ design by developing a slide valve with a hinged flap as part of a greater float valve system; Bramah’s model (first patented in 1778) was the “first practical flush toilet” and was used for another 100 years or so.

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The Lightning Rod – Another one of Franklin’s inventions from the same era would forever change the world of power and energy. In 1749, Franklin invented the lightning rod. Other scientists shared his theory about a link between electricity and lightning, but Franklin’s invention allowed him to be the first to test his hypothesis. His invention saved thousands of lives and millions of dollars worth of buildings. Back then, a lightning strike usually resulted in a conflagration.

Steam Engines – While mankind has used boiling water to produce mechanical motion for thousands of years, the first steam engine wasn’t patented until 1606. Thomas Newcomen designed the first commercially successful steam engine in the early 1700s, but it was relatively inefficient and used mainly for pumping water. In 1769, James Watt developed an improved version of Newcomen’s engine by adding a separate condenser. Watt continued to work on his design over the next several years, ultimately improving it enough to turn it into a valuable device for manufacturing and helping advance the Industrial Revolution.

The Kitchen Stove – The Franklin stove, a metal-lined fireplace designed by Benjamin Franklin, was all the rage! Its original purpose was to heat a home during especially brutal New England winters. But the Franklin stove revolutionized home cooking because it allowed families to cook over an open fire without dealing with the smoke that traditionally accompanied that process. Up until Franklin’s inventions, most meat was cooked on a turnspit. Kitchens in the 18th century also saw a lot of improvements because of rolled sheet iron. Better utensils, fire grates, and the clockwork spit all became possible thanks to this “advanced” metalwork.

There are some who believe, myself included, that harnessing steam power was the single most impactful technological advancement in history – it allowed humans to multiply the power of their muscles by thousands of times. We are on the cusp of the next great transition as we teach machines to multiply the power of our brains by millions or billions of times.

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