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THREE EVENTS WORTHY OF YOUR INTEREST AND ACTION

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR ALUM ROCK ELEMENTARY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT: The local constituents, especially parents who have their kids attending AREUSD schools, need to be commended for their sustained monitoring of the existing fivemember school board which contains a three-member voting block which needs not only community oversight and monitoring, but also undertaking of plans to replace at least two members this coming Tuesday, November 6, 2018 election day. This local community is an example of what organized constituents can do to ensure that School Bond Funds are expended properly. Local AREUSD residents have been maintaining their presence at every scheduled and special board meeting to ensure adequate monitoring and oversight. Their petition to limit Del Terra's contractual involvement was one accomplishment and recent emails reveal that Del Terra has other contracts with at least two other school districts which merit close scrutiny. The AREUSD Board response to the Civil Grand Jury are available online:

<https://www.arusd.org/cms/ lib/CA01001158/Centricity/ Domain/11/9.05.Proposed.Grand. Jury.Response7.10.18.pdf>. At the minimum, established administrative and contract policy and procedure are being used because of their community's obvious interest and presence. There were those who were concerned that

public attendance would drop off during the summer recess...not so because too much is at stake; and achievement of current levels of monitoring and oversight activities are commendable and effective. LET'S TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ELECTING A LATINO SENATOR: The CA Latino community all need to know the CA State Democratic Party Executive Committee met last Friday and Saturday (07.13-14, 2018) at Oakland, CA. This establishment executive committee did the unusual by endorsement of Assembly member Kevin de Leon for being elected to the U.S. Senate this coming Tuesday, November 6, 2018. As an advocate, EO's Hilbert Morales proposed that Kevin de León’s endorsement would give the growing Latino community direct representation; would give Latino millennials a reason to vote for Kevin de León to be their next U.S. Senator; and would indicate that the CA State Democratic Party leadership was creating a link into the future development of public policy which needed crafting by a representative who came from that community. The demographics have changed during the past 25 years and today de Leon, who was born and raised in LA's barrio community; achieved college degrees, has relevant experience as a public servant (going from local city council to the State Assembly); and has a history of effective public program development and relevant legislative experience...in short the election of Kevin de Leon would provide CA's Latino community to governance by someone who identified with them and had a personal gut level empathy for the challenges faced by this marginalized cohort of

constituents. Now it’s up to all registered voters, especially the Latino's silent majority, to use their “vote-bymail ballot” or to go to the polls on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in record numbers which would ensure election of Kevin de León as the next U.S. Senator who will directly represent their perspectives and values at the U.S. Senate. For several decades two women Senators represented CA; with Kevin de León’s election and installation, for the first time in decades, CA's U.S. Senators would have the perspectives of both a man and a woman. And that is as it should become. So, plan to support Kevin de León as the next U.S. Senator representing California along with Kamala Harris, an AfricanAmerican woman who was also supported by the same CA State Democratic Party establishment. Plan to vote on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 for Kevin de León in great numbers which would ensure that Latinos have direct representation at the U.S. Senate. That would be awesome and cool. ENCOURAGE THE U.S. SENATE TO BEGIN IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS: The recent performance at the NATO meetings; EU meetings; and Summit meeting at Helsinki, Finland with Russia's President Vladimir Putin was so sub-standard in that American ideals and standards were not presented at all by our current 'elected president’, Donald Trump. His actions and words insulted our allies; He was disrespectful of U.K. royalty by not following established royalty protocols as a visitor; and did not stand up to Putin at all...An unprincipled and uncivil Mr. Trump did not act like a world leader representing the most

powerful military and economic force: America. Rather, Mr. Trump sided with our perennial adversary: Russia's autocratic leader, President Putin. Trump ignored the detailed revelation which established Russia's meddling with the U.S. 2016 presidential election by twelve Russian military internet hackers who Putin knew about. As an outcome, Republican dominated Senate (and House) members need to ask Mr. Trump to resign or face impeachment. The world and all of us in America witnessed Trump's lack of respectful civil leadership. Tell your congressional representative that ‘Mr. Trump, resign before you get fired via impeachment.’ We all have knowledge of enough circumstantial evidence which establishes his treasonous behavior. Trump has already dismantled many progressive programs and policies which impact We, the People while taking care of special corporate individuals and interests (large tax breaks; providing access to national forests and monuments; favoring privatization of federal programs & U.S. Post Office rather than retaining current public administration thereof; impeding development of singly payor national health insurance policy; and much more. Trump's cabinet has been instrumental in dismantling of education, health care, consumer protection; labor union's collective bargaining and fee collection practices; and much more. It is time to ask Mueller to provide the findings of his investigations prior to the coming Tuesday, November 6, 2018 midterm elections. Hopefully, the silent majority will vote and help 'flip the U.S. Congress from RED to BLUE. Let's get the

American Ship of State back on course. Only we American citizens may do that responsibly and effectively. Note that in all of the above three situations a requirement is the participation of citizens as registered voters. It takes engaged citizens to monitor our elected public officials and career public service professionals. It is their collective actions which have made America great. And know that already the diverse people of color exceed the whites...and will dominate the voting as soon as their great numbers get their ballots to the polls so that their values, perspectives and priorities begin to influence public programs in a manner that accomplishes 'the greater good'. That is what it is all about. Your ballot is your power, authority and influence to guide this nation towards its future destiny. Plan to communicate your priorities and values by voting on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 midterm election. And consider supporting EO's effort to keep you informed with current truthful, useful and factual information by making one annual contribution of $20 to <www.el-observador.com> or to its non- profit EO foundation at <www.elobservadorfoundation. com>. Your support will be used to support and perhaps expand EO's advocacy efforts. What EO's management and staff do requires monetary support especially in these times when social media giants are sopping up most advertisement revenues and leaving little in the community. EO merits your support as your independent local weekly newspaper promoting no propaganda while being an advocate in your interests.

PESOS Y CONTRAPESOS José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Se ha convertido en un lugar común que el presidente Donald Trump extraiga del libro de la nostalgia las elecciones presidenciales del 2016 y la manera en que se impuso a Hillary Clinton en el Colegio Electoral. Lo hizo durante su reciente reunión con Vladimir Putin en Finlandia, como una manera de esquivar las preguntas sobre la papa caliente de la injerencia rusa en los comicios presidenciales. En todos los casos el presidente omite un dato crucial de las elecciones del 2016: que perdió el voto popular ante Clinton por unos 3 millones de votos, a pesar de lo cual se ha conducido en la Casa Blanca y ha implementado políticas controvertidas como si tuviera un mandato inequívoco

de gobernar sólo a favor de aquellos que votaron por él y de atacar sistemáticamente a las minorías tradicionalmente demócratas. La Constitución de los Estados Unidos ha sido desde su promulgación objeto de un reconocimiento universal por el sistema de pesos y contrapesos que idearon los llamados Padres Fundadores para dividir al gobierno en tres ramas capaces de limitar los poderes entre sí. El poder legislativo hace las leyes; el ejecutivo las ejecuta y el judicial las interpreta.    Si como decía el escritor Oscar Wilde, la imitación es la más sincera expresión del halago, el sistema de pesos y contrapesos ha sido literalmente plagiado, con matices, en muchas de las democracias del mundo, aunque los resultados no siempre han sido

similares en cuanto a la gobernabilidad democrática. Pero el tema viene a colación a raíz del escándalo global por la indignación que ha causado la política migratoria de tolerancia cero y la separación de familias. Aunque legisladores individuales, tanto republicanos como demócratas, han cuestionado en lo personal las acciones del presidente, el Congreso como institución no ha hecho su trabajo.   No sólo fue incapaz de lograr un consenso hacia dos proyectos migratorios recientes, sino que no ha sido capaz de tramitar una iniciativa individual que subsane el daño infringido a menores inocentes y que dote de un sentido de humanismo y dignidad a la política migratoria, especialmente en cuanto al proceso de asilo.

Pero a pesar del vacío legislativo, el sistema ha funcionado hasta el momento gracias al poder judicial. Han sido los tribunales los responsables de acotar el ejercicio imprudente del poder presidencial. Lo habían hecho con sus vetos migratorios iniciales y lo han confirmado echando abajo la política de tolerancia cero y reunificado a menores con sus padres.   Las elecciones de noviembre están a la vuelta de la esquina y quien crea que deba mantenerse la actual correlación de fuerzas en el Congreso seguramente vive en alguna de las realidades alternativas que coexisten en este país desde enero del 2017.   Para más información visita LaRedHispana.Com.

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR!

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Silicon Valley Beer Week July 20 - 29, 2018 Various Locations South Bay Info: svbeerweek.com

2018 SUMMPER PERFORMING ARTS CAMP – CINDERELLA… IF THE SHOE FITS! Friday July 20, 2018 / 9am Tabard Theatre Co 29 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $515

IN THE HEIGHTS Friday July 20, 2018 / 8pm City Lights Theater Company of San Jose 529 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $22 - $38

CANNABIS BUSINESS SUMMIT & EXPO July 25 – 27, 2018 San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $145 - $895

FINALLY FRIDAYS Friday July 20, 2018 / 5pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA Free

LOS TUCANES DE TIJUANA Y SUS AMIGOS Friday July 20, 2018 / 8pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $40 - $150

SUNSET THURSDAYS Thursday July 26, 2018 / 5pm Plaza De Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA Free

DINE DOWNTOWN 2018 Friday July 20, 2018 / 5pm Various Downtown Restaurants Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA

THE FITEXPO SAN JOSE Saturday July 21, 2018 / 10am San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA

OLLA SUMMER TEQUILA SOCIALS – OLMECA ALTOS TEQUILA Thursday July 26, 2018 / 5pm Olla Cocina 17 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $30

THE WIZ – CMT RISING STARS Friday July 20, 2018 / 7pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $15 - $20

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – HAMLET Sunday July 22, 2018 / 2pm SJSU Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $14 - $21

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE – MACBETH Thursday July 26, 2018 / 7pm SJSU Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $14 - $21

SJ IMPROV – PAUL RODRIGUEZ Friday July 27, 2018 / 7:30pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $25

PFLAG – APOYO PARA PADRES, FAMILIARES, AMIGOS Y ALIADOS UNIDOS CON GENTE LGBTQ Miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2018 / 7:30pm Alum Rock United Methodist Church 30 Kirk Ave San Jose, CA Gratis / Free

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PROGRAMAS EN BIBLIOTECAS CONTRA EL ‘DESLIZ DE VERANO’ Katherine Davis-Young/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service

PHOENIX – Los alumnos pequeños, especialmente los que vienen de hogares con desventajas económicas, corren el riesgo de perder durante el verano su habilidad de lectura, y retrasarse para cuando comience de nuevo el año escolar.

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San Jose – Filled with more than 5,900 pounds of cargo and research materials, Space Mission 12 was captured by crewmembers and attached to the International Space Station (ISS) for its month-long stay. Aboard this orbiting space lab is an experiment devised, developed and submitted by a team of Discovery Charter School middle school girls. In November, students at Discovery Charter School, in grades 5-8 participated in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) competition to send an experiment to the International Space Station. This was no easy task, and yet Discovery had 74 teams enter the competition. The written proposals for the experiments were judged by a panel consisting of teachers, scientists, and engineers, and then the top three proposed experiments were submitted to the SSEP for review. One Discovery experiment was chosen to fly to the International Space Station on June 29, 2018. “Our entire school was excited and inspired by the opportunity to participate in this program. While only those in grades 5-8 were able to participate in an actual experiment, the entire school was invited to participate in designing a mission patch which flew to the ISS with our experiment. Two of those patches were chosen by the student body to fly on Mission 12 and will be returned to us with the experiment. We are proud of all of our students who participated in this amazing opportunity.” Debby Perry, Discovery Executive Director Currently aboard the international space station is an experiment to determine The Effect of Microgravity on Spider Plant Seed Germination. The experiment was developed by 5 middle school student scientists: Kimberly Wei, Amelia Lipcsei, Grace Farrell, Natessa Wright, and Morgan Lord. Astronauts aboard the ISS are following their instructions to complete the experiment in space. “These young women worked tirelessly to make sure their experiment would be successful on Earth, and they are very excited about comparing their ground truth results to those in microgravity,” said teacher facilitator Susan Leftwich.

All three of the Discovery teams were invited to present their experiments at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. Besides the Spider plant experiment, two other finalist experiments were represented. These included The Effect of Microgravity on Artemia Cysts by Maleah Frances and Shiori Kawaguchi and Lactobacillus Casei in Microgravity by Zoe Fotakis, Adela Simka, and Chien-Yu Sun. In order to simulate a professional science conference, each team was kept to a strict 6-minute audio-visual presentation with 4 minutes of time allotted for questions by other teams as well as the general public. Including the student scientists, San Jose was represented by 39 family members, friends, and teachers. The public was also given the opportunity to interact with all the teams during an hour-long session where teams shared a summarized, trifold presentation of their experiment. The Student Spaceflight Experiment Program provided keynote speakers from the fields of Astrophysics and The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. Students were given time to explore the museum before the general public arrived and were given the opportunity to experience IMAX in 3-D. The experiment/mini lab will return to earth around July 30, 2018. The Spider plant experiment will be overnighted to San Jose where the team will meet to compare and analyze the results with their ground truth experiment. The project is part of the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SEEP), offered by the U.S. National Center for Earth and Science Education and the Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers. The Discovery School (Phoenix campus) is located in west San Jose, CA.Discovery Charter Schools are dedicated to creating lifelong learners that are prepared to meet the challenges of the future by educating the whole child through family involvement, project based-learning, and respect for individual learning styles and developmental readiness.

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Las bibliotecas de todo Arizona trabajan para aportar recursos de lectura a todos los pequeños. Y es que, para muchos de ellos, las vacaciones escolares de verano son suficientemente largas como para que se les comience a olvidar lo que aprendieron durante todo el año. Los promotores de la educación en todo Arizona luchan para reducir este efecto, al que llaman ‘Summer Slide’, el Desliz de Verano. Unos 19 mil pequeños ya están participando en los programas veraniegos de lectura que ofrece la Biblioteca Pública de Phoenix (‘Phoenix Public Library Foundation’). Wendy Resnyk, coordinadora de los servicios que esta Fundación brinda a los infantes, dice que mantenerlos leyendo y aprendiendo durante los meses de verano es crucial para su éxito escolar a largo plazo. “Saldrán del segundo grado ya leyendo como alguien de segundo grado, o si no perderían como cuatro o seis meses de habilidad y entrarían a tercero leyendo como si estuvieran a la mitad de segundo. Y eso se acumula, así que para cuando vayan en quinto seguirán leyendo como alguien de tercero.” La Biblioteca Pública de Phoenix tiene programas de verano desde la infancia hasta los 17 años, y también programas de lectura para adultos. La biblioteca invita a los niños a que lean por lo menos 20 minutos cada día este verano. También ofrece la oportunidad de reducir las multas de la biblioteca durante esta época, para que puedan acceder a más recursos.

La Biblioteca Estatal de Arizona (‘Arizona State Library’) y la organización sin fines de lucro Lee sobre Arizona (‘Read On Arizona’) sostienen docenas de programas de lectura similares en todo el estado, que se ofrecen sin costo en las bibliotecas locales. La lista de recursos aparece en readonarizona.org Un análisis reciente del Centro para el Progreso Americano (‘Center for American Progress’) ubicó al estado de Arizona entre los de costos menos accesibles en actividades infantiles de verano, tomando encuenta los ingresos medios familiares y lo que cuesta el cuidado de los pequeños. Resnik dice que los programas gratuitos de biblioteca son importantes para asegurar que todos los pequeños puedan seguir aprendiendo cuando en la escuela no es temporada de cursos regulares. “Tenemos una crisis de lectura en Arizona. Y sabemos que demasiados pocos de nuestros niños de tercero son buenos lectores. Pero la mayor disparidad está en los niños de hogares económicamente desfavorecidos.” Resnik comenta que los pequeños de familias más acomodadas pueden tener más libros en casa y tal vez pasar el verano visitando museos, o participando en actividades educativas enriquecedoras. Pero los de familias más pobres tienen mayor riesgo de retrasarse durante el verano. La información (en inglés) sobre los recursos que hay en todo el estado de Arizona para la lectura veraniega, está en: www.readonarizona.org/ resources/summer-reading-program. Conozca el reporte del “Center for American Progress” sobre los costos del cuidado infantil en verano, en w w w. a m e r i c a n p r o g r e s s . o r g / i s s u e s /e a r l y childhood/news/2018/06/11/451700/familiescan-expect-pay-20-percent-income-summerchild-care.


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DON’T BE FOOLED WHEN HIRING A CA SWIMMING POOL BUSINESS Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

details, cost breakdowns, and any warranty or guarantee policies. Ask who will be doing the actual work and make sure that information is included in the contract. If the contractor is hiring a subcontractor, make sure they’re properly licensed and insured as well.

Nothing says summer quite like a dip in the pool on a scorching hot day. Whether you’re just taking the pool cover off for the first time this season or you’re due for some maintenance, hiring the right swimming pool business can make all the difference. However, with so many options of companies to hire, it can be overwhelming to find the right one for you. In 2017, over 3,000 California consumers turned to your Golden Gate Better Business Bureau with inquiries about swimming pool contractors.

• Know if you need a permit. Many cities and counties in California require a special building permit to install swimming pools over a certain depth. Know whether this applies to you and make sure your contractor obtains all necessary permits. Upon completion of the project, someone from the city or county may need to perform a final inspection.

On the other hand, last year consumers nationwide filed nearly 2,000 complaints regarding swimming pool contractors. Complaints varied from contractors refusing to do repairs that were covered by a warranty, projects not being completed in a timely manner, and contractors making a mess and destroying yards. Ensure you’re waist deep in pool water instead of bills and paperwork this summer by following these BBB tips: • Do your research. Start With Trust® when looking for a swimming pool contractor should by visiting bbb.org. A company’s BBB Business Profile includes their rating, complaint history, and reviews from past customers. You can also ask for recommendations from friends & family. When you first talk to the business, make sure to ask for references – and actually check them. Ask at least three contractors to check out the area in person to

Photo Credit: Unsplash provide estimates. Make sure the estimates are for identical scopes of work and specify the size of the pool, what labor is needed, and an itemized list of materials. Watch out for too-good-to-be-true quotes and don’t automatically accept the lowest bid. • Check licensing. The contractor performing the work will need a special C-53 license from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). The CSLB advises that “in California, any contracting job— including swimming pool construction or repair—

No se Deje Engañar al Contratar un Negocio de Piscina en California puede hacer toda la diferencia. Sin embargo, con tantas opciones de empresas para contratar, puede ser abrumador encontrar el adecuado para usted. En 2017, más de 3.000 consumidores de California se volvieron a su Buro de Mejores Negocios de Golden Gate con preguntas sobre contratistas de piscinas. Por otro lado, el año pasado los consumidores de todo el país presentaron cerca de 2.000 quejas sobre contratistas de piscinas. Las quejas variaron entre contratistas que se negaban a hacer las reparaciones que fueron cubiertas por una garantía, los proyectos que no se terminaban en una manera oportuna, y los contratistas que hacían un lío y destruyendo yardas. Photo Credit: Unsplash

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Nada dice verano como un chapuzón en la piscina en un día caliente. Si usted está destapando la cubierta de su piscina por primera vez esta temporada o si le debe mantenimiento a su piscina, la contratación de un negocio de limpiadores de piscina

Asegúrese de que está en el fondo de la cintura en el agua de la piscina en vez de facturas y papeleo este verano siguiendo estos consejos de BBB: • Haga su investigación. Empiece con confianza cuando busque un contratista de piscinas si visita bbb.org. El perfil de negocio de BBB de una empresa incluye su calificación, historial de quejas y revisiones de clientes anteriores. También puede pedir recomendaciones de amigos y familiares. Cuando hable por primera vez con el negocio, asegúrese de pedir referencias – y comprobarlos. Pida a lo menos

that costs $500 or more must be performed by a contractor who holds a current, valid contractor license, in the classification for which they are contracting”. Check that the license is current and active here. Ask for proof of liability and workers’ compensation insurance as well. • Understand the contract and keep a copy. Make sure everything is in writing, especially any promises made verbally. The contract should include dates,

• Need help with maintenance or repairs? In 2017, consumers nationwide filed over 600 complaints with BBB against swimming pool service, repair, and maintenance companies. Many complaints involved unprofessional behavior, no-show businesses, and work not being done in a timely manner. There are over 400 pool service companies in Oakland alone, so use the BBB Accredited Business Directory to find a service company you can trust. Ask questions about services and prices so you know exactly what you’ll be getting and how much you’ll be paying. Always get a written estimate and be sure you understand the terms of the warranty and costs for both labor and equipment. For more tips on hiring contractors of all kinds, visit go.bbb.org/generalcontractors. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting bbb.org.

tres contratistas que revisen el área en persona para proporcionar estimaciones. Asegúrese de que las estimaciones son para los ámbitos idénticos de trabajo y especificar el tamaño de la piscina, la mano de obra que sea necesaria, y una lista detallada de los materiales. Tenga cuidado con las citas demasiado buenas para ser verdaderas y no acepte automáticamente la oferta más baja.

• Saber si usted necesita un permiso. Muchas ciudades y condados en California requieren un permiso de construcción especial para instalar piscinas sobre una cierta profundidad. Sepa si esto se aplica a usted y asegúrese de que su contratista obtenga todos los permisos necesarios. Al terminar el proyecto, alguien de la ciudad o del Condado puede necesitar realizar una inspección final.

• Comprobar licencias. El contratista que realiza el trabajo necesitará una licencia especial C-53 de la Junta de Licencias del Estado de los Contratistas (CSLB). El CSLB aconseja que "en California, cualquier trabajo de contratación, incluyendo la construcción de piscinas o la reparación, que cuesta $500 o más debe ser realizado por un contratista que tiene una licencia de contratista vigente, válida, en la clasificación para la que se están contratando". Compruebe que la licencia este actualizada y activa aquí. Solicite la prueba de responsabilidad y el seguro de compensación al trabajador también.

• ¿Necesita ayuda con el mantenimiento o las reparaciones? En 2017, los consumidores de todo el país presentaron más de 600 quejas con BBB contra las compañías de servicio, reparación y mantenimiento de piscinas. Muchas quejas implicaban conductas poco profesionales, empresas que no se presentan, y el trabajo no se hacía de manera oportuna. Hay más de 400 compañías de servicios de piscinas en Oakland, así que use el Directorio de Negocios Acreditado de BBB para encontrar una compañía de servicios en lo que pueda confiar. Haga preguntas sobre los servicios y precios para que sepa exactamente lo que va a recibir y cuánto pagará. Siempre obtenga una estimación por escrito y asegúrese de entender los términos de la garantía y los costos tanto para la mano de obra como para el equipo.

• Entender el contrato y mantener una copia. Asegúrate de que todo este escrito, especialmente las promesas hechas verbalmente. El contrato debe incluir fechas, detalles, desgloses de costos y cualquier póliza de garantía o garantías. Pregunte quién va a hacer el trabajo real y asegúrese de que la información está incluida en el contrato. Si el contratista está contratando un subcontratista, asegúrese de que estén debidamente licenciados y asegurados también.

Para obtener más consejos sobre la contratación de contratistas de todo tipo, visite go.bbb.org/generalcontractors. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en bbb.org.


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LOS CUATRO CONSEJOS MÁS DESTACADOS PARA CELEBRAR EL MES DE LA PARRILLA

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• Para el Mojo Canario: 1. Mezcla todos los ingredientes menos el aceite y el agua en el procesador de alimentos hasta obtener una pasta homogénea. 2. Agrega lentamente el aceite para obtener una emulsión. Controla el espesor a tu gusto agregando un poco de agua (ve la nota). 3. La salsa final debe tener la consistencia de una mayonesa ligera. • Para las papas: 1. Precalienta la parrilla de 350 a 375 grados. 2. Mezcla todos los ingredientes para las papas en un bol para mezclar, asegurándote de que se cubran bien todas las papas. 3. Usa papel de aluminio resistente para hacer un paquete con las papas que quede bien cerrado. Colócalo en la

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BPT El Mes de la Parrilla llegó, el momento perfecto para disfrutar de barbacoas al aire libre con amigos y familiares; y experimentar con apetecibles nuevas recetas y nuestros platos favoritos hechos con carne de cerdo. La carne de cerdo, un tradicional deleite, es el componente necesario para lograr un menú de barbacoa perfecto dado, no solo a las jugosas posibilidades de este alimento, sino también por sus innumerables beneficios nutricionales y su aporte a mantener un estilo de vida saludable. Nuestros consejos y recetas del National Pork Board  (NPB, por sus siglas en inglés) pueden ayudarle a lograrlo. De hecho, el cerdo a la parrilla es más que una tradición para las familias hispanas o afroamericanas, es la comida de preferencia durante la época de barbacoas. De acuerdo con un estudio reciente del NPB, estos dos grupos demográficos popularmente eligen las chuletas y las costillas de cerdo como su proteína preferida en esta época del año. No ha de sorprender que muchas personas prefieran la carne de cerdo como fuente favorita de proteína dado que está cargada de vitaminas y ofrece más cortes magros que nunca antes, lo que contribuye a seguir una dieta sana. ¿No sabe cómo sintonizarse con su “modo barbacoa”? El experto en cocina Eddie Zamora, también conocido como  Yum Yum Foodie,  ofrece algunos

parrilla, volteándolo y agitándolo cada cinco minutos, de 20 a 30 minutos o hasta que las papas estén blandas al pincharlas con un cuchillo. 4. Al mismo tiempo, asa las costillas de 10 a 15 minutos o hasta que estén bien doradas, volteándolas cada varios minutos. • Para Servir: 1. Corta las costillas en mitades. 2. Cúbrelas con el mojo (no importa que la carne esté ligeramente separada). 3. sírvelas con las papas. Tomarse el tiempo para planificar los elementos clave de su barbacoa le permitirá relajarse, saborear su comida y disfrutar de la compañía de los suyos. Para lograr otros deliciosos platos y obtener información sobre otras comidas nutritivas conéctese a: Porkessabor.com.

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* Limpie y engrase la parrilla antes de usarla. * El buen sabor nunca esta demás, así que glasee generosamente la carne de cerdo con la salsa mientras se cocina sobre la parrilla.

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* Asegúrese de voltear las chuletas o las costillas para lograr un sabor suculento y para marcar las chuletas con el característico patrón de las rejillas. * Al retirar la carne de cerdo de la parrilla, déjela reposar durante 10 minutos antes de servir a los invitados. Para preparar uno de nuestros suculentos platos favoritos “Costillas de Cerdo a la Parrilla con Mojo Canario”, para cuatro personas, siga estos sencillos pasos y conozca más sobre los ingredientes de la receta a: Porkessabor.com:

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• Para Costillas  (puede preparase con un día de antelación): 1. Mezcla todos los ingredientes secos y frota el adobo uniformemente sobre las costillas, masajeándolas. 2. Cúbrelas y ponlas a enfriar de 8 a 24 horas. 3. Precalienta el horno a 225 grados. Coloca las costillas con la carne hacia arriba en la bandeja para hornear y cúbrelas con papel de aluminio. 4. Hornea de 3 ½ a 4 horas hasta que estén muy blandas sin separarse del hueso. Esto puede hacerse un día antes.

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"Taking a break is essential to recharging and bringing back a fresh approach to the business and to projects, a fresh approach to challenges that you may have going on,” she stresses. “And without taking regular vacations you do risk burnout." The U.S. is the only wealthy nation that doesn't mandate paid vacation for all workers, and according to a Center for Economic and Policy Research report, 28 million Americans don't get any paid vacation or holidays.  By comparison, European workers are guaranteed at least 20 paid vacation days per year, and in some countries it's common to get 30 days or more.

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5 FORMAS EN QUE LOS PADRES PUEDEN U.S. SHOULD NOT DISCOURAGE BREASTFEEDING AYUDAR A SUS HIJOS A CREAR EXCELENTES Mary Kuhlman the nutrition of their babies." Public News Service Co-founder of Moms Rising Kristin RoweHÁBITOS DE HIGIENE DENTAL Finkbeiner said only 13 percent of moms are FRANKFORT, Ky. — Some parents are still reeling from word of the United States' opposition to a global resolution supporting breastfeeding. According to a New York Times article, the U.S. wanted to water down a World Health Assembly resolution promoting and protecting breastfeeding around the world. Alex Turpin with the Le Leche League of Louisville said she is worried about threats to the scarce breastfeeding resources that are available. She said a lot of parents are not able to get the support they need. "So then they rely on other governmentfunded resources such as WIC, where if you're on Medicaid, you could go to the hospital you delivered at and see the lactation consultant there,” Turpin said. “And even with those resources, still a lot of parents don't meet their own breastfeeding goals." Photo Credit: Robert Kneschke/stock.Adobe.com

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Ese primer diente flojo indica una nueva etapa en la niñez: la pérdida del primer diente “de bebé”. Mientras ésta es una oportunidad para tomar fotos tiernas y recibir la visita del hada de los dientes, también debería ser una oportunidad para reforzar con los niños la importancia del buen cuidado bucal, de modo que sus nuevos dientes permanentes se mantengan sanos y duren toda la vida. La caries dental es una de las enfermedades crónicas más comunes entre los niños en los Estados Unidos, pero también es prevenible. Este hallazgo de los Centros de Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (cdc.gov/ oralhealth/basics) –destaca lo importante que es ayudar a los niños a cuidar bien de sus dientes. “Cuanto antes es mejor cuando se refiere a ayudar a los niños a entender la importancia que tiene cuidar de sus dientes permanentes (‘adultos’). A medida que los niños crecen, motívelos a hacerse más responsables de su higiene bucal, pero siga supervisándolos hasta que se sienta bien con sus rutinas”, dice el Dr. Michael Hahn, director nacional dental de Cigna. El Dr. Hahn recomienda los siguientes consejos para una boca sana. • Atacar el sarro: Haga saber a su hijo que el “sarro” conduce a la caries dental... es como si el diente “se enferma”. El sarro tiene bacterias y ácidos que pueden dañar el esmalte exterior del diente y provocar pequeños agujeros que conducen a las caries. Cepillarse durante dos minutos, dos veces al día. Ayude a su hijo a entender lo que son realmente dos minutos tocando una canción favorita durante ese tiempo, o utilizando un

reloj de alarma para cocina, una alarma de teléfono, un reloj de arena o un cronómetro. • Hilo dental: El uso diario del hilo dental también es importante. Ya que el uso de hilo dental puede ser difícil para manos pequeñas, ayúdelos hasta que tengan unos 10 años. • Aperitivos/Snacks: Los dientes sanos dependen de aperitivos/snacks saludables. Las frutas y verduras pueden ayudar a reducir la acumulación de sarro. Por otro lado, los alimentos azucarados y pegajosos pueden permanecer en los dientes durante horas, dando tiempo para que las bacterias y ácidos comiencen a hacer daño. Si sus hijos beben refresco, fomente el uso de popotes para que una cantidad menor del líquido cubra sus dientes. • Visitar al dentista: Las revisiones dentales periódicas son esenciales. Estas visitas pueden detectar problemas cuando aún son pequeños y son menos complejos de tratar. Acostumbrarse a ver al dentista desde la infancia ayudará a mantener esta importante práctica vigente como adulto. • Recompense la conducta positiva: Felicite a su hijo por hacer un buen trabajo. Usted conoce a su hijo mejor: ofrézcale “algo especial” como incentivo, sobre todo cuando el dentista le da un buen reporte. “Es más fácil enseñar buenos hábitos a un niño pequeño que romper los malos hábitos de un niño mayor. Anime a sus hijos a cuidar bien de sus dientes. Los pondrá en camino a tener dientes fuertes y saludables que durarán toda la vida”, dice el Dr. Hahn. Para más consejos dentales, visite cigna.com/ dental-resources. Para preguntas más detalladas sobre la salud bucal de los niños, es importante consultar a un dentista.

Turpin said while it's understandable that not everyone chooses or is able to breastfeed, she contends the U.S. should not be speaking out against a biologically important source of nutrition for babies. A spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services denied the U.S. is anti-breastfeeding, and argued the issue was about protecting "women's abilities to make the best choices for

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able to breastfeed at six months out, sometimes because of barriers in the workplace. She said the United States is behind other industrialized nations when it comes to supports for working mothers. "One hundred seventy-seven other countries do have a paid family medical leave program,” Rowe-Finkbeiner said. “And studies show that when you have paid family medical leave programs, there is more time to establish breastfeeding to bond and to establish a healthy start in life." Rowe-Finkbeiner noted that infant formula is a $70 billion industry, and said she believes the Trump Administration is putting corporate interests above public health. "That's not to say that infant formula isn't needed,” she said. “Women need to be able to choose whether they can breastfeed or need formula or need both. We want people to have an option; we don't want people to be railroaded." She added that breastfeeding also has economic benefits. A Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard School of Medicine study found the U.S. could save nearly $13 billion a year in pediatric health costs and premature deaths if mothers could meet current medical recommendations for breastfeeding.

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that Native Americans face is invisibility and erasure, in the fact that you don't see native peoples in the media; you don't see them on TV and film,” Echo Hawk said. “And in fact, almost 50 percent of K-12 schools in the United States don't teach about Native Americans past 1890." Nearly three-quarters of respondents said schools need to make significant curriculum changes on Native American culture and history. Echo Hawk said she hopes the report also acts as a road map to create more positive narratives for Native Americans. Michael Roberts is president and CEO of First Nations Development Institute, which led the project alongside Echo Hawk Consulting. He said in some ways, disparaging remarks about Native Americans from President Donald Trump may have led non-native respondents to this project to be more honest.

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WASHINGTON — A new report finds contradictory stereotypes about Native Americans persist in the United States. Researchers say it's the largest public-opinion research project about Native Americans ever conducted. Crystal Echo Hawk, project leader, said the goal of the report, Reclaiming Native Truth,

is to find out about the dominant narratives and perceptions of native people from a diverse group of Americans. It included focus groups spanning 11 states and involving people of every race. Echo Hawk said negative stereotypes include ideas that they're dependent on the government, but also flush with casino money.

Research for the report also happened to coincide with protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, and Roberts said that provided an opportunity to measure people's opinions of Native Americans during this monumental action. "A big one for us that came, I think, directly out of DAPL was, while they didn't understand tribal sovereignty, they had a firm belief that tribes should be able to manage their land and resources and water

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Roberts said because Native Americans make up less than 2 percent of the country's population, they can't change the narrative on their own. The report also includes a guide for people who want to work alongside indigenous people to change negative stereotypes. Dr. Stephanie Fryberg, an association professor at the University of Washington who contributed to this research, said many still hold onto a 19th century view of Native Americans, and this has a real psychological effect on youth. She said using stereotypes of Native Americans as sports mascots also damages young people’s since of self-worth. Fryberg said even people's romanticized portrayal of indigenous people can be dehumanizing. "We have to be allowed to be contemporary people and not constantly be located by America as historical figures somehow frozen in time,” Fryberg said. “We are here now, today, doing great things - building businesses, working to improve our communities, trying to provide the best lives for our children." Fryberg also noted that her research shows greater education about Native Americans makes people more willing to support native issues.

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develop CityLine Sunnyvale, a multi-phase redevelopment project over 36 acres in the heart of downtown Sunnyvale. To fund the SCS program, SRGNC reached out to its business partners working on CityLine Sunnyvale and other SRGNC projects. Community businesses are encouraged to contribute to the program, which is still in need of donations to meet its goals. “We are extremely grateful to Sares Regis for reaching out to its wide network and helping us to meet our ambitious financial goal for Head-to-Toe this year,” says Marie Bernard, Executive Director of Sunnyvale Community Services. “The rising cost of housing, food, transportation, and medical expenses in Silicon Valley is putting extreme financial distress on families, many of whom are working multiple minimumwage jobs or living on fixed incomes. With this generous donation, Sares Regis and the CityLine team have more than earned its Premier Program Sponsor title for our Head-to-Toe summer program.” The Head-to-Toe program is part of SCS’s mission to prevent homelessness and hunger in the local community. The program is closely aligned with the SRGNC Education and Community Foundation’s emphasis on education and community— SRGNC has previously partnered with schools and given grants to local

JULY 20 - 26, 2018 organizations in an effort to improve local communities throughout the Bay Area. “We’re proud to give back to our own community in this way, as it’s something that is an integral part of our Foundation and who we are,” says Rob Wagner, managing director of SRGNC. “We established this Foundation with the goal of giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and we’re grateful that we’ve been given the opportunity to make a difference for so many children living in Sunnyvale. We hope that other area businesses will step up and contribute to this important cause. Thank you to Sunnyvale Community Services for recognizing how important it is for the City and local businesses to take collective action towards helping those in need.” This year, Sunnyvale children are scheduled to receive their new backpacks, school supplies, shoe gift cards, food, and more on Friday, August 3rd. Sharkie from the San Jose Sharks, Belle and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast, and the Paw Patrol will all stop by throughout the day to bring extra smiles to children’s faces while they select their special backpack for the new school year. For more information, visit www.svcommunityservices.org.

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Sunnyvale Community Services SUNNYVALE, CA – The Sares Regis Group of Northern California (SRGNC) Education and Community Foundation, in partnership with Hunter Storm and other partners of the CityLine Sunnyvale project have raised $150,000 from the firm’s business partners to support “Head-to-Toe: Backpack Day,” Sunnyvale Community Services’ (SCS) annual back-to-school program. The funding will help provide

1,800 low-income school children in Sunnyvale with much-needed backpacks, school supplies, gift certificates for new shoes, and will also distribute over 3,000 bags of nutritious food during the summer months. With this donation, SRGNC, Hunter Storm, and their partners are the Premier Program Sponsors of Head-toToe. This commitment comes from an ongoing collaboration between Sares Regis, Hunter Storm, and the City of Sunnyvale to

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grow up not being told that it's theirs." On Saturday night Christine Tamara, San Bernardino County project coordinator with the Hispanic Access Foundation, will be bring kids to the Sky's the Limit Observatory in Joshua Tree National Park for stargazing; and next Thursday, she'll lead the Whitewater Preserve River Walk. Tamara says every time she takes kids out, they get very excited to see wildlife -

something they may not have experienced before. "To experience it live, you know," says Tamara, "not through a phone or a tablet - I feel like it's something that they need and also, they get an appreciation of being outside." Other California events will be held at the San Gabriel River, San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge, and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

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Eric Tegethoff California News Service LOS ANGELES - The fifth annual Latino Conservation Week kicks off this Saturday with events in California and across the nation. The celebration starts with a launch event hosted by the group Nature for All, cleaning up part of the Los Angeles National Forest. Jenny Brandt is deputy director of conservation programs with the Hispanic Access Foundation, the group that started the week. She says it's a chance to feature the communities' commitment to protecting the environment. "We started Latino Conservation Week because we wanted to throw a spotlight on the really strong conservation values held by the Latino community," says

Brandt. Brandt says it's also a chance for agencies like the National Park Service to showcase nearby parks that Latino families can enjoy. The observance runs through July 22nd. A full list of events is online at 'latinoconservationweek.com.' Kimberly Orbe is a graduate of Nature for All's leadership academy and she'll be bringing students to Los Angeles National Forest for the Saturday kickoff event. Orbe says learning about public lands and how to appreciate and treat them has a big impact on young people. "I think that really teaches students and youth ownership of taking care of the land, and I think it's so beneficial to get all youth across the board," says Orbe, "whether it's elementary, middle-school or high-school students - out there to really enjoy what's theirs, because they

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Pizza and Pasta Chef • Tuesday Through Sat nights about 30 hours per week • 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm • Needs to have restaurant experience. • Fast Pace! • Starting salary $15/hour plus shared store tips Tony & Alba's Pizza and Pasta 3137 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose, CA. 95117 Cross street Stevens Creek and Winchester by Santana Row by Bevmo County on 7/03/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 644069 July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 644352 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AMOS CHON, 3700 Thomas Rd Ste 207, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): AMOS CHON, 1224 Keoncrest Ave, San Jose CA, 95110. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 06/12/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Amos Chon This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/12/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 644352 July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 644381 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: BODEN LAW FIRM, A LEGAL PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, 275 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 152, Santa Clara CA, 95050, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corpora-

tion. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): DW LAW, PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION, 275 Saratoga Avenue, Suite 152, Santa Clara CA, 95050. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/12/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ James Kim DW Law, Professional Corporation Secretary Article/Registration# C4162445 Above Entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/12/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 644381 July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325592 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christina Torres-Simas. Petitioner(s) Christina Torres-Simas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christina Torres-Simas to Christyna Torres-Simas. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below

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to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV331499 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rashid Ibrahim Aar. Petitioner(s) Rashid Ibrahim Aar has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rashid Ibrahim Aar to Aden Harun Mohamed. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc-

cessive 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 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV328896 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Brett Staples Adrienne Marquette. Petitioner(s) Brett Staples Adrienne Marquette has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Thomas William-Staples Marquette to Thomas William Staples-Marquette. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/11/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 30, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV331472 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Matthew Begaye David. Petitioner(s) Matthew Begaye David has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Matthew Begaye David to Matthew David Harvill. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV331493 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Wayne Hong. Petitioner(s) Wayne Hong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chae Mook Hong Jr. to Wayne Hong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose,

CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV331530 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ajontee Dominique Watts. Petitioner(s) Ajontee Dominique Watts has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ajontee Dominique Watts to Enchantee Dominique Watts. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 17, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV331544 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yoon Min Kim. Petitioner(s) Yoon Min Kim has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yoon


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JULY 20 - 26 2018 Min Kim to Stephen Yoonmin Kim b. Eun Joo Lee to Claire Eunjoo 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 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 17, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV331157 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: San Kyzen Nicolas. Petitioner(s) San Kyzen Nicolas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. San Kyzen Nicolas to Kyzen Nicolas. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE

OF NAME NO. 18CV328095 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Liubov Abdullin. Petitioner(s) Liubov Abdullin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Liubov Abdullin to Lubov May. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 8/21/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 15, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV328903 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Fanny Tam. Petitioner(s) Fanny Tam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Fanny Tam to Alexa Aria Ngo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/04/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

May 30, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV331516 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Changheon Ryu and Doheon Ryu. Petitioner(s) Young Chul Ryu and An An Jung have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Changheon Ryu to Andrew changheon Ryu b. Doheon Ryu to Alexander doheon Ryu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 17, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; August 3, 10, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643810 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MARTINEEZ HOUSE CLEANING, 1688 Scotty St, San Jose CA, 95122, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Maria Guadalupe Chavez, 1688 Scotty St, San Jose CA, 95122. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 06/27/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement

is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Maria Chavez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/27/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 643810 July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 644345 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. INTEGRITYCHEK, INC. 2. BEST SYMBOL 3. ICSUPPORT, 4. HOTTIEDAWGS 5. INTEGRITYCHEK, 1055 E. Brokaw Rd. Suite 30 #398, San Jose CA, 95131, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): INTEGRITYCHEK, INC., 1055 East Brokaw Road. Suite 30 #398, San Jose CA, 95131. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 03/10/2015. This filing is a refile [Change(s) in facts from previous filing] of previous file #FBN641871. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Jaime Alvarez Mejia INTEGRITYCHEK, INC. President Article/Registration#: 4165339 Above entity was formed in the state of California This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/11/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 644345 July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 644276 The following person(s) is (are) doing business

as: BRIGHTER LEGACY BUILDERS, 954 Larkspur Ave, Sunnyvale CA, 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by: Copartners. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Victor Funes and Gladys Jimenez, 954 Larkspur Ave, Sunnyvale CA, 94086. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Ana Jimenez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/10/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 644276 July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 644115 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SHE-Z PRODUCTS, 954 Larkspur Ave, Sunnyvale CA, 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Ana Jimenez, 954 Larkspur Ave, Sunnyvale CA, 94086. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Ana Jimenez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/05/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 644115 July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330943 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Genevieve Marie La Cross. Petitioner(s) Genevieve Marie La Cross has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Genevieve Marie La Cross to Genevieve Marie Hismatullin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 10, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330024 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Cristina Gutierrez Rodriguez. Petitioner(s) Maria Cristina Gutierrez Rodriguez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maria Cristina Gutierrez Rodriguez to Cristina Ames. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329002 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Julie Symons. Petitioner(s) Julie Symons has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Benjamin Armstrong Deschenes to Benjamin Armstrong Symons b. Claire Elise Deschenes to Claire Elise Symons. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/04/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 01, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330668 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Asuka Yoshizu Evanson. Petitioner(s) Asuka Yoshizu Evanson has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as fol-

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lows: a. Asuka Yoshizu Evanson to Aska Yoshizu b. Asuka Yoshizu to Aska Yoshizu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/16/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 06, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV329123 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Michelle Elaine Mejia. Petitioner(s) Michelle Elaine Mejia has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christopher Morrissey Guerrero Jr to Christopher Morrissey Mejia b. Alissa Neveah Mejia to Alissa Nevaeh Mejia. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/11/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 05, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court


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July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 2018 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of  ALIA ZAKI, deceased No.18PR183220 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Hanny Zaki in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Hanny Zaki be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Alia Zaki. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority.   A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 09/10/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.  If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or

personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.   Attorney for Petitioner:  Huma J. Ellahie 12 South First Street, Suite 600 San Jose, CA 95113 (408)579-1282  July, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 644093 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CALHOME BANKER, 1999 S. BASCOM AVE STE 700, Campbell CA, 95008, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): METRO FUNDING, INC., 1999 S. BASCOM AVE STE 700, Campbell CA, 95008. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/05/2018. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN643985. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ AJ Rana Metro Funding, Inc. CEO Article/Registration #: C3272994 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/05/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath,

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Deputy File No. FBN 644093 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643963 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RLP RESEARCH CONSULTANTS, 2980 Kentridge Drive, San Jose CA, 95133, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Robin L Parker, 2980 Kentridge Drive, San Jose CA, 95133. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 07/02/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Robin L Parker This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 7/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 643963 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643696 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: M&G JANITORIAL SERVICE, 450 Lewis Rd Apt #3, San Jose CA, 95111, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Elizabeth Espinoza Venegas, 450 Lewis Rd Apt #3, San Jose CA, 95111. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 06/22/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Elizabeth Espinoza Venegas This statement was

filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/22/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 643696 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643860 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SAN JOSE FURNITURE, 1590 Beryessa Rd, San Jose CA, 95133, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): San Cortez Furniture, Inc., 104 Azucar Ave, San Jose CA, 95111. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 12/03/2010. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN549530. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Maria Yanez San Cortez Furniture, Inc. President Article/Registration #: 3344437 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/28/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 643860 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643850 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HILLS DENTAL, 5150 Graves Avenue Ste 5C, San Jose CA, 95129, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation . The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Rachana Vyas DDS Inc, 5150 Graves Avenue, Ste 5C, San Jose CA, 95129. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above

on: 06/28/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Rachana Vyas Rachana Vyas DDS Inc President (Owner) Article/Registration #: C3551136 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/28/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 643850 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643509 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. AKITA SUSHI, 2. WEST POKE, 3. MICHI RAMEN, 1757 Washington Street #2, Santa Clara CA, 95050, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Limited Liability Company. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Akita Gourmet Food Trucks, LLC, 1757 Washington Street #2, Santa Clara CA, 95050. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 04/16/2018. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Alberto Lopez Akita Gourmet Food Trucks, LLC Member Article/Registration #: 201415510489 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/18/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 643509 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643899 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MY LITTLE SUNSHINES DAYCARE, 415 Josefa St, San Jose CA, 95126, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Marisol Arteaga, 415 Josefa St, San Jose CA, 95126. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 02/12/2018. This filing is a refile of previous file #FBN575178. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Marisol Arteaga This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/29/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 643899 July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330212 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alexander Mathew Jimenez Campos. Petitioner(s) Olga Campos Hernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alexander Mathew Jimenez Campos to Matthew Alexander Campos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador,

JULY 20 - 26, 2018 a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV328924 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hieu Thao Anna Le. Petitioner(s) Hieu Thao Anna Le has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hieu Thao Anna Le to Anna Hieu Thao Le. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/04/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 31, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV327412 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shaka Howard (Shaka D. Jinks). Petitioner(s) Shaka Howard (Shaka D. Jinks) has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shaka Howard to Shaka Devon Jinks, Sr. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition

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


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JULY 20 - 26 2018 of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nancy Delgadillo Barajas to Nancy Barajas Delgadillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 02, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325111 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Philip Christiaan Schipper. Petitioner(s) Philip Christiaan Schipper has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Philip Christiaan Schipper to Gos De Vriess. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 29, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV327580 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jessica Vasquez. Petitioner(s) Jessica Vasquez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jessica Vasquez to Jessicca Vasquez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/07/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 03, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330367 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anthony Nordin. Petitioner(s) Anthony Nordin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anthony David Nordin to Anthony David Cardinale. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330518 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christine Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Christine Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Charlotte Adelyn Nguyen to Charlotte Adelyn Tran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 02, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330349 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christine Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Christine Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christine Ai Nguyen to Christine Ai Tran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name

should not be granted on 10/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 28, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 643702 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: X HUB SPACE INC., 250 W Tasman Dr, San Jose CA, 95134, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): X HUB FOR IOT INNOVATION INC., 250 W Tasman Dr, San Jose CA, 95134. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 04/25/2018. This filing is a first filing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.â&#x20AC;? (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) /s/ Chao Ma X HUB FOR IOT INNOVATION INC. Secretary Article/Registration# C4145674 Above entity was formed in the state of Delaware This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 6/22/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 643702 June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330019 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tjong Ki Ngo In Pro Per.

Petitioner(s) Tjong Ki Ngo In Pro Per has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tjong Ki Ngo to Kennedy Tjong Ki Ngo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330095 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nicholas Mendez. Petitioner(s) Nicholas Mendez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicholas George Mendez to Nicholas George Paganetti. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 22, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330105 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jesus Rodriguez Garcia. Petitioner(s) Jesus Rodriguez Garcia has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jesus Rodriguez Garcia to Jesus Rodriguez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 22, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330248 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hsiao-Mei Liu Miao. Petitioner(s) Hsiao-Mei Liu Miao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hsiao-Mei Liu Miao to Jennifer Miao Liu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325129 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Xiomara Melissa Reyna. Petitioner(s) Xiomara Melissa Reyna has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Xiomara Melissa Reyna to Melissa Xiomara Wright. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 8/14/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 25, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330003 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ronal Altun. Petitioner(s) Ronal Altun has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Reibys Mi-

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chelle Altun Ramos to Michelle Altun Ramos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/25/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV330045 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jeni Lily Ha Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Jeni Lily Ha Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ava My Nguyen to Ava Ha Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 29; July 6, 13, 20, 2018


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JULY 20 - 26, 2018

MONSTER JAM® REGRESA ESTE VERANO AL NORTE DE CALIFORNIA CON EL DEBUT EN EL ÁREA DE LA BAHÍA DE UN EVENTO LLENO DE ACCIÓN DENTRO DE UNA ARENA ¡Los boletos ya están a la venta!

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CUIDAD DE MILPITAS NOTIFICACIÓN DE ELECCIÓN MUNICIPALIDAD GENERAL – 6 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2018 POR LA PRESENTE SE COMUNICA que una Elección Municipal General se realizará en la Ciudad de Milpitas el martes 6 de noviembre de 2018, Para los siguientes cargos oficiales: Un Alcalde para la Ciudad de Milpitas – Término completo de dos años Dos Miembros del Consejo de la Ciudad de Milpitas – Término completo de cuatro años El período para presentar su aplicación para la candidatura para estas tres oficinas, se abre el lunes 16 de julio de 2018, a las 8:00 a.m. y se cierra a las 5:00 p.m. el viernes 10 de agosto de 2018. Si un titular no aplica como candidato antes del 10 de agosto a las 5:00 p.m., cualquier votante registrado que no sea el titular tendrá hasta las 5:00p.m. el miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2018 para entregar las peticiónes de nominación para el cargo electivo. No hay cobro de registro para aplicar a la candidatura electiva en Milpitas.

Photo Credit: Monster Jam (San Jose, CA) – Tras los enormemente populares eventos en estadios que atrajeron grandes multitudes en Oakland y Santa Clara, Monster Jam® se acelera rumbo a South Bay para demoler todo a su paso rumbo al SAP Center de San José, con nuevos eventos de fin de semana llenos de acción, del 31 de agosto al 2 de septiembre; presentando en el Área de la Bahía el debut de Monster Jam Triple Threat Series™ dentro de una arena, que mantendrá a los fans de los deportes motorizados al borde de sus asientos con emoción sobre cuatro llantas, cargada de adrenalina y de alto vuelo; ¡es diversión para toda la familia!

Year” 2017, Camden Murphy

A diferencia de cualquier otro evento de Monster Jam que se haya visto antes en el Norte de California, Monster Jam Triple Threat Series presenta a ocho de los atletas más intensos de Monster Jam en una feroz batalla por el campeonato que pone a prueba la versatilidad y resistencia de los atletas mientras van cabeza a cabeza en un formato basado en puntos con siete competencias diferentes conduciendo tres vehículos personalizados de alta potencia: las enormes camionetas Monster Jam de 12,000 libras, los Monster Jam Speedsters y Monster Jam ATVs. Estos atletas extremos luchan por puntos en retadores eventos de carreras y estilo libre que los llevan tanto a ellos como a sus máquinas hasta el límite – entregando a los fanáticos lo que más quieren ver… ¡más camionetas, más carreras, más estilo libre, más donas, más wheelies, más acción!

CUÁNDO:

• Alien Invasion conducida por Bernard Lyght Además, se invita a los fanáticos a llegar temprano el sábado y el domingo para que disfruten la gran fiesta previa al show Monster Jam® Pit Party, que ofrece acceso sin precedentes a las camionetas y pilotos de Monster Jam – ¡podrás ver de cerca las camionetas, conocer a los atletas, obtener autógrafos y tomar fotos! * Se requiere el pase del Pit para entrar; precio de compra: $15 para todas las edades.

Viernes, 31 de agosto de 2018 • Hora del evento – 7:00 p.m. Sábado, 1 de septiembre de 2018 • Hora del eventos – 1:00 p.m. y 7:00 p.m. • Pit Party abierto de 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

• Wonder Woman conducida por Collette Davis • Pirate’s Curse™* conducida por la “Rookie of the

Mary Lavelle Secretaria de la Ciudad Ciudad de Milpitas Publicado: 20 de Julio de 2018

• Pit Party abierto de 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ** a la 1 p.m. Se requiere un boleto del evento y el pase del Pit para entrar.

BOLETOS: Los precios son accesibles para toda la familia, con boletos desde solo $20 cada uno*

• Zombie™ conducida por Tyler Groth

Los lugares de votación se abrirán el día de las elecciones, el Martes 6 de noviembre de 2018 de las 7:00 a.m. hasta las 8:00 p.m. Para votar por correo, vaya a www.sccvote.org o llame al (408) 299-8683. Para preguntas sobre las Elecciones en la Ciudad de Milpitas, llame a la Secretaria de la Ciudad al (408) 586-3001 o envie un correo electrónico a: mlavelle@ci.milpitas.ca.gov

Domingo, 2 de septiembre de 2018

• Grave Digger® conducida por Brandon Vinson

• Megalodon conducida por Travis Groth

Si nadie o solamente una persona es nominada para un cargo electivo, la designación del cargo, se hará conforme a lo prescrito por el Código Electoral de California §10229.

• Hora del evento – 1:00 p.m.

DÓNDE: SAP Center – 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113

• El Toro Loco® conducida por Mark List

Se recomienda el 16 y 17 de julio solamente para hacer su cita y poner su applicación. Por favor llame al (408) 586-3001 para hacer su cita.

**Sábado, a la 1 p.m. Se requiere un boleto del evento y el pase del Pit para entrar.

Los atletas de clase mundial de Monster Jam Triple Threat Series que lucharán por convertirse en campeones son:

• Max-D® conducida por Jared Eichelberger

Las peticiones de nominación estan disponibles solamente en la oficina de la Secretaria de la Ciudad, localizada en la Alcaldía de la Ciudad, 455 E. Calaveras BLvd, 3rd piso, Milpitas, de las 8:00 a.m. a las 5:00 p.m. de lunes a viernes, durante el periodo de nominaciones. Los candidatos deben de estar registrados como votantes en la ciudad de Milpitas al momento que se emite la petición de nominación.

Pases para el Pit disponibles desde $15 cada uno Los boletos ya están disponibles para su compra en línea en Ticketmaster.com, con cargo por teléfono al 800-745-3000 o directamente en la taquilla de la arena. *precios sujetos a cambios; cargos adicionales por boletaje/uso de la arena, podrían aplicar

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A LOVE LETTER TO OAKLAND: BLINDSPOTTING Director Carlos López Estrada Breaks Down the Creation of the New Oakland Based Drama

also, we didn’t have a lot of time to prep the movie. Our history allowed Daveed and Rafa to feel comfortable knowing that even though we weren’t going to be able to spend a ton of time preparing, we would be moving in the same direction. Some practical reasons, some more creative ones. But I definitely think that all the projects we did leading up to this one informed the way we were going to execute it, informed style choices, informed the way we were communicating between Daveed, Rafa and myself. I’m very happy that we got a chance to do all these projects because it felt in a way that it was sort of preparing us for what was to come. The film is set in Oakland. How familiar were you with the city and how did you go about choosing shooting locations and getting a feeling for the city?

Miles (Rafael Casal) and Collin (Daveed Diggs) are two childhood friends caught in an everchanging Oakland in “Blindspotting”. Photo Credit: Lionsgate

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Race relations, Hyphy music, hipsters and “green juice” are the different beats that the new film “Blindspotting” touches upon. Some points are humorous, some are fun, some are damned serious. The film was written by its two lead actors, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal (Both are from the region). Diggs is most known for his dual portrayal of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton production. Casal is an award-winning poet and musician. Together they created what can be described as a crash course lesson in being from and living in Oakland. The film revolves around the final three days of probation of Diggs’ character Collin, and how these final three rollercoasters of days turn out. Accompanying him along the way is his best friend Miles (Casal), a hot head with a penchant for bringing out the more uninhibited side of Collin. Without giving up too much of the film’s story, this isn’t a film with a simple answer to the various questions it raises. With surreal imagery, social commentary and good old fun and drama, “Blindspotting” revels in telling this “Oakland story” dripped in Oakland style. Carlos López Estrada is the son of Carla Estrada, one of the most well-known producers of telenovelas in the world. What is more important though is his resume. Up until his debut feature with “Blindspotting”, his work was mainly in short films and music videos. Among his credits, he has directed videos for the Bay Area based Watsky, as well as Capital Cities, Father John Misty and Passion Pit. In the following interview, we intend to figure out just how López Estrada moved into his first feature film with “Blindspotting”, and what he did to help create the world of this vivid East Bay tale.

Hi Carlos, thanks for your time. To start off, how was it that you became involved with the project? What was it about it that attracted you to it? I’ve known Daveed for about six years. I did a music video for him for his rap group clipping right as I was getting out of college, and we became good friends. I think we realized we had a lot of similar interests and we ended up working on six videos for clipping. He helped me out with music for a few of my projects. We ended up moving to New York at similar times, he went there to do “Hamilton” and I went there to do music videos and commercials. He introduced me to Rafa there, and we all started working together on music projects, film projects, theater things. So, when they got a call from the producers telling them that [“Blindspotting”] was greenlit and they would be able to shoot, it really became easy for them to tell them that they wanted to work with me just because we had such a long history of collaborating on things that were similar in tone to “Blindspotting”. So, it made sense for them to bring me on board. With your history of working with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, what do you feel about this relationship ended up enriching the project or helped out in its creation? I think working with projects that really relied on our creative history together, because we had gotten to work on projects that that directly translated to many things we did on “Blindspotting”. We had gotten to work on music videos, on theater projects, spoken word, stuff that relied heavily on music, stuff that relied heavily on verse and performance. These are all skills that came in very handy when we were putting “Blindspotting” together. Our history of these projects informed many of the decisions that we made when filming. I think it also gave us all a sense of trust in the fact that we would be dealing with so many disciplines in the movie and we would be doing it in a way that felt cohesive. And

It was an interesting process for me because I’d been to Oakland a few times, I was familiar with the city, but I never really spent more than a handful of days at the time there. I was jumping into this project that was essentially meant to be a love letter to the city, so I wanted to make sure that I could do a good job in capturing what I thought Daveed and Rafa thought was special about the city and what was unique about the city. So, we spent countless hours in meetings talking about the Bay Area, hearing stories about them growing up, listening to music, watching music videos and films, meeting with families and their friends, and going on location scouts to see many of the places and the people that influenced a lot of the characters in the film. So, it was a real challenge to feel comfortable telling a story about a city that isn’t my own. But the way that we decided to handle it, I thought was the only way we could really handle it; to let Daveed and Rafa become the filter that we would run all of our creative decisions through, just to make sure that we were doing a good job in translating their story. So, they were around in preproduction, they were around in the casting and location scouting, just to make sure every choice we were making was in fact one that felt specific to the Oakland experience. Although it is explained within the film before an interesting split screen conversation, in your opinion how did you plan on visualizing the theme of the title, “Blindspotting”? And how did this theme influence the aesthetics of the rest of the movie? It was also a long-drawn conversation. Early on in the process Rafa and I had this conversation that people from Oakland talk about their city and think about their city as a larger than life place, and the speech in the Bay is very unique to Oakland and the music is very specific and the way people dress and the colors and the culture. We knew that the visual treatment for the film needed to be stylized and slightly larger than life as well, and colorful and exciting and unexpected. Trying to figure out how that would translate into images was interesting but I think it became something where we weren’t going to have a hard time finding the true colors of Oakland because the city is just so drenched in culture, history, color, music and art that if we casted locals, and if we shot on location and if we used

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the soundtrack that featured local artists, and obviously Daveed and Rafa are as Bay as it gets, all these elements would inform the look and feel of the movie. And we didn’t shy away from bolder moves that maybe in most movies would be considered “over the top”. But we felt like this sense of aestheticism of the Bay would allow us to get away with these choices. The visual representation of “Blindspotting”, the psychological term, talks about the impossibility for someone to understand an idea through someone else’s eyes. You are stuck in your biases and life experiences and even though you’re able to have a conversation about it and hear about it you never really get to understand these ideas, like the person in front of you. The split screen [scene] we decided to use started almost as a joke but then we realized it was the perfect translation to this idea of blindspotting, and the fact that you’re listening to two people talk and two people have a conversation but you’re only able to focus on one side of the screen. Even if you’re able to jump back and forth you’re going to be missing pieces of information from the side you’re not looking at, and you’re going to get to experience this conversation and these ideas based only on the decisions that you’re making and where you’re watching or what you choose to focus on. Then we reverse engineered that into the opening of the movie which shows Oakland, and a visual contrast between old Oakland and the new Oakland, showing businesses that had been there for decades next to a brand new Ross, or brand new grocery store. So, this is just a direct result in this effort for us to tell a story in the most colorful and unusual and exciting way. Then finding thematic interests that would make all of these places feel, not gratuitous, [but] feel like they were supporting the idea of the movie. Was there a specific scene or moment in the film that was your favorite to direct, or that proved a challenge to direct? I think the movie wasn’t easy to direct because there’s so many elements to it. There’s musical elements, thematic elements, comedic elements, and this sense that there’s this strong social commentary. Almost every scene that we shot had some degree of complication. It was challenging for one or another reason, and the shifting in tones and different ideas and conversations. So, there’s a lot of creative talks about the tone of the movie, about the different themes of the movie, the shifts from one thing to another, and how specific we needed to be or how dumbed down we needed it to be. The movie was just challenging and complicated and it offered us a lot of opportunities to be very thoughtful and deliberate when we were making these choices. Nothing that you see onscreen happened by chance. There was months and months of conversations and ideas and committees talking about what was the right way to tell the story, and that made it very fun, very challenging, and ultimately why I think the movie feels so personal. “Blindspotting” is now in theaters.


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• CÁNCER: Ángel Gabriel, es el Ángel de las buenas nuevas y las sorpresas. Tienes la gran virtud de ser portador de buenas noticias y haces lo que sea por ayudar y proteger a tus seres queridos y amigos. Pide la asistencia de San Gabriel, él obrará milagros en cuanto a tu destino se refiere. • LEO: Ángel Miguel, uno de los más potentes y significativos, su nombre es mencionado en muchas ocasiones en los libros sagrados. Es el eterno vencedor del

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mal, habrá celos y competencia desleal a tu alrededor pero no te podrán vencer porque San Miguel te alzará siempre victorioso. • VIRGO: Ángel Rafael, una palabra tuya basta para que le cambies la vida a una persona, él te da ese don maravilloso de ser una especie de iluminado espiritual. En tu corazón no existe la envidia ni la hipocresía. A lo largo de tu existencia, San Rafael, te hará llegar a la posición que deseas. • LIBRA: Ángel Anael, es el Ángel de la justicia divina y los sentimientos nobles, los nativos de tu signo tienden a sufrir altibajos en el sector financiero y experimentan momentos de mucha ansiedad. San Anael le dará un giro benéfico a tu mundo laboral y económico, siempre y cuando te dediques a hacer el bien. • ESCORPIÓN: Ángel Azrael, tus presentimientos y tu sexto sentido es de los más elevados en todo el zodiaco, esto sucede gracias a la luz del Ángel Azrael, por medio de sueños y premoniciones te envía señales y mensajes. Él siempre propiciará que tu vida económica resurja como el ave fénix. • SAGITARIO: Ángel Zadquiel, es el Ángel

que tiene la llave que abre las puertas del destino, es presagio que ocurrirán cambios mayores en tu vida cada año y pueda ser que te sientas desorientado, pero el Ángel Zadquiel, procurará que esos cambios se conviertan en un cúmulo de bendiciones. • CAPRICORNIO: Ángel Cassiel, el Ángel del conocimiento eterno te brinda cualidades extraordinarias, eres un ser dotado de una memoria excepcional, siempre dispuesto a aprender y mejorar tu vida. Tu misión es impulsar a los demás a alcanzar el éxito. Tu buena fortuna está garantizada. • ACUARIO: Ángel Uriel, es el Ángel del conocimiento y la sabiduría, su energía magnificente hace que te destaques como un ser dotado de muchos dones espirituales y te otorga la misión de guiar a otros hacia un plano de mayor espiritualidad. Tienes el éxito personal asegurado. • PISCIS: Ángel Asariel, un Ángel lleno de todo el amor, la bondad y la misericordia del cielo, él te ilumina cuando has de tomar grandes decisiones y calma tus impulsos cuando padeces momentos de ira. Tu misión es enseñarle a los demás el don de la compasión. Él te ayudará a conquistar tu máximo anhelo.

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5 POPULAR NON-BITCOIN CRYPTOCURRENCIES YOU MIGHT FIND INTERESTING Ripple vs. Bitcoin: The platform is composed of 100 billion coins, all of which already exist. As such, Ripple’s consensus ledger doesn’t require mining, which makes it different from Bitcoin, which also means it needs far less computing power, and minimizes network latency. Rather than being an asset, Ripple aims to be a technology that empowers global trading. With that in mind, Ripple was designed to have a stable value, but that has yet to happen.

Shelly Palmer While Bitcoin (₿) is the most famous cryptocurrency, it is only one of approximately 2,000 cryptocurrencies in circulation today. All of the heavily traded cryptocurrencies are powered by some version of a distributed ledger (blockchain), and each has at least one unique attribute that differentiates it. Here’s an overview of 5 popular cryptocurrencies and how they compare to Bitcoin. Note: One major difference between Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies is that there are a finite supply of Bitcoins: 21 million (including the roughly 1 million lost in the  Mt. Gox hack. Four of the five cryptocurrencies listed below have no cap on how many can be created. 1. Litecoin Value:  $77.39 | Market Cap:  $4.43 billion USD as of 7/15/18 Overview: Litecoin was created in 2011 by Charlie Lee, a former Google engineer, shortly after Bitcoin began. Powered by an open source payment network and a decentralized authority, Litecoin is commonly used by developers, though many online merchants  now accept it as well. Litecoin vs. Bitcoin: Like Bitcoin, Litecoin is easy to buy and sell for cash on mainstream exchanges (like Coinbase), and you can also open a Litecoin debit card for easy use. Its primary advantage over Bitcoin (and the main reason it was created) is its faster block generation rate, which means faster transaction confirmations. While Bitcoin transactions tend to take ten plus minutes to settle, Litecoin transactions are often settled in a quarter of that time. Litecoin’s Scrypt algorithm also makes mining easier for people without high-end graphics cards. 2. Ethereum Value: $445.92 | Market Cap:  $44.9 billion USD as of 7/15/18 Overview: After an overwhelmingly positive pre-sale period in 2014, Ethereumlaunched in 2015. Developers looking to build decentralized applications within Ethereum use its platform-specific token, Ether. Following the 2016 hack on the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (the DAO), Ethereum

5. Monero Value: $123.75 | Market Cap:  $2.00 billion USD as of 7/15/18

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split into Ethereum and Ethereum Classic. One of the most popular uses of Ether is to purchase shares in initial coin offerings (ICOs). Ethereum vs. Bitcoin:  Rather than simply mining Ethereum, miners must work to earn Ether. Another major difference between the two is how they use blockchain. Bitcoin uses blockchain to record immutable records of transactions, while Ethereum uses it to create decentralized computational platforms, which enable Distributed Applications (DApps) and smart contracts to be built and run without third-party interference, fraud, or downtime. Want to know more about smart contracts and decentralized platforms? Here’s a primer. 3. Dash Value: $227.73 | Market Cap: $1.88 billion USD as of 7/15/18 Overview: Originally known as Darkcoin, Dash (short for Digital Cash) launched in early 2014 as a “more secretive version of Bitcoin.” Dash’s primary use (much like Bitcoin) is as a cryptocurrency, with  more than 1,400 merchants  accepting it as a form of payment. Dash offers instant transactions (called InstantSend) and private transactions (PrivateSend). Dash powers these transactions through a two-tier network of nodes and Masternodes; as mining and transactions are powered by separate networks, transactions take only a few

seconds. Dash vs. Bitcoin: Considering its ambitions to be a primary form of currency, Dash aims to be both cheaper and faster than Bitcoin. (Patrick Gray, the founder and CEO of HashChain Technology, says Dash is “what Bitcoin should have been.”) Unlike other cryptocurrencies on this list, Dash is not a fork of Bitcoin, but rather uses its own blockchain and mining system. 4. Ripple Value: $0.44 | Market Cap: $17.48 billion USD as of 7/15/18 Overview: Ripple, which was launched in 2012, is one of the world’s largest international payment networks. Offering cross-border payments in real time (and at lower costs), Ripple effectively eliminates the need for a third party (like Western Union) and allows currency exchanges in a matter of seconds. Ripple (both the platform and the currency) is accepted by banks, which offers a level of legitimacy that many other cryptocurrencies don’t have. In a global transaction, both sides buy Ripple, then trade in Ripple to save on a currency exchange.

Overview: While Bitcoin aims to be private and secure, Monero aims to take that to the next level. After launching in 2014, Monero has set out to obscure the identities of every buyer and seller and every amount total, as well as the identities of its miners. Monero vs. Bitcoin:  While Bitcoin may be used to purchase things you might not want your name (or bank account) associated with, Monero has become a favorite cryptocurrency for criminals. This has led to  other illicit activity,including embedding Monero’s mining code into legitimate websites and apps. (North Korean hackers  have also been accused of attacking crypto exchanges to steal Monero.) Unlike Bitcoin, Monero’s design allows for an “unlimited” supply of coins, which makes it an inherently more risky investment than cryptocurrencies with limited supplies. This Is for Information Only This is not a sponsored post. The point of this writing is to compare and contrast various popular cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin. I do not in any way endorse, nor am I suggesting that you should invest in or purchase, any of these cryptocurrencies. I have no financial interest in any of the cryptocurrencies listed herein. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for this article.

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TRUMP SAYS MEETING WITH PUTIN WAS BETTER THAN NATO SUMMIT Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.

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For several months the CIA and FBI intelligence agencies have said they have proof that Russia tried to interfere in the election, though they dismiss the possibility that it could have influenced the final result, which showed Trump defeating Clinton and taking over the White House.

Washington D.C.- US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that his controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was even better than the annual NATO summit in Brussels, at which he demanded a greater contribution to defense funding by America's allies.

Despite those reports, Trump told a press conference Tuesday that he didn't see "any reason" why Russia would have wanted to meddle in the American electoral process, and said that "President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial" and had convinced him of his innocence during their summit in Helsinki.

"While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia," Trump said on his Twitter account. "Sadly, it is not being reported that way - the Fake News is going Crazy!" he added with his usual disparaging reference to media that criticize his government. The president's tweets came after receiving massive criticism in the United States, even from his own Republican

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Party, for his questionable meeting with Putin this Monday in Helsinki. In a joint press release with Putin, Trump put in doubt the conclusions

of US intelligence services that the Kremlin had interfered in the 2016 presidential election to benefit him and undermine the chances of his

Trump's support of Putin has set off an endless wave of condemnation in the US, including that of former CIA directors Michael Hayden and John Brennan, and House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan.Â

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