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OPINION

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRYING TO POLITICIZE NONPROFITS

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR LET'S PROTECT NONPARTISAN NONPROFITS: LET'S RETAIN THE JOHNSON AMENDMENT (enacted 1954). “For more than 60 years, an important provision in the federal tax code has successfully protected charitable nonprofits, religious congregations, and foundations from being hounded by politicians, political operatives, and paid political consultants seeking political endorsements, financial contributions, and more.” The Johnson Amendment provision is being threatened by President Trump, who recently vowed to “get rid of and totally destroy” the protection, and legislation in Congress seeking to completely repeal or substantially weaken it. Although couched as attempts to promote religious freedom and free speech, the legislative proposals (being proposed) would have the effect of politicizing and thereby erasing the public’s high trust in charities, houses of worship, and foundations to benefit politicians and paid political consultants. A Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship, signed by a coalition of 501(c)(3) organizations, (nearly 4,500), from every state and every segment of the charitable and foundation communities, made a strong statement in support of nonpartisanship and urges those who have vowed to repeal or weaken this vital protection to leave existing law in place for nonprofit organizations and the people they serve.

Individuals may take action (i.e., support nonpartisanship) to help defeat efforts in Congress to repeal or weaken current protections in the law (known as the “Johnson Amendment”) by communicating directly to their U.S. Senators and Representatives. Individuals and organizations are invited to spread the word on social media as well. (Sample Tweet: #Nonprofits are effective because they focus on #CommunityNotCandidates. Maintain #JohnsonAmendment http://bit.ly/2nV6SQI ). President Trump and some Congress members are seeking to remove the protection in federal law that keeps charitable nonprofits, including religious institutions and foundations, away from engaging in partisan, election-related activities, such as using charitable assets for political contributions and endorsing candidates for elective office (H.R. 172). Two others (S.264 and H.R. 781) would substantially weaken the law by allowing leaders of individual 501(c)(3) entities to endorse candidates for public office and engage in some partisan electioneering activities. Any revision of the original Johnson Amendment must not be included nor allowed using riders (at Section 116) that would hinder enforcement of the Johnson Amendment. The tax-law provision now being challenged by politicians is the final clause of Section 501(c)(3), which provides that in exchange for tax-exempt status, a charitable nonprofit, foundation, or religious organization may “not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”

Regarding the proposed repeal of the Johnson Amendment (enacted 1954), information can be found at <givevoice.org>.

donating public. It helps to ensure that organizations dedicated to the public good in communities remain above the political fray.

This is what you, as a concerned individual, may do:

Our society is better today, because 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations operate as safe havens from the caustic partisanship that currently is bedeviling our country, as places where people can come together to actually solve community problems rather than just posture and remain torn apart. Repeal or revision of the law would damage the integrity and effectiveness of all charitable nonprofits and foundations.

* Visit <givevoice.org> and sign up your nonprofit (or foundation) to protect the Johnson Amendment. The logos collected become an important graphic when CalNonprofits meets with legislators and staff. * To really get engaged, call your Congressional reps. The number one action that gets politician's attention are calls from their district's constituents. Simply say: “I'm against Section 116 of the Finance Appropriations Bill and FOR THE JOHNSON AMENDMENT.” * Meet with your Congressional representative when they are home on their August vacations. Highlight your organization and mission to them so they see who the Johnson Amendment impacts. * Write a 'letter to the editor' for your home district's newspaper. We know that all members of Congress keep an eye on what is being said about them in their home district. If you need inspiration there is a list of Op-eds on <givevoice.org>. * Share this information with your colleagues and networks TO PROTECT NONPARTISAN NONPROFIT COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATIONS which are also non-governmental agencies. This is one issue upon which 'the silent majority' must not remain silent. Since 1954, that language has served to protect charitable nonprofits and foundations – and the

BACKGROUND: Congress first exempted from taxation organizations operating “solely for charitable, religious, or educational purposes” in 1894. Since then, Congress has added amendments expanding the list to include several other entities that can qualify for tax exemption. Congress also has added three major conditions: to receive the benefits of tax exemptions, those organizations cannot pay out profits (no private inurement), spend a substantial part of their activities lobbying, or engage in partisan politics (the provision at issue now). Organizations can do any of those, of course, but then they lose their tax exempt status. Congress adopted the main part of the provision being challenged now in 1954 when Senate Minority Leader Johnson offered it as an amendment – which is why it is sometimes called “the Johnson Amendment.” Additional language was added to that provision in 1978 (the “or in opposition to” parenthetical): “does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”

Everything the Trump Administration does or proposes must be monitored because Trump himself is not capable of coming up with these destructive ideas. I wonder if it is probable that the Koch Brothers and their colleagues lurk somewhere close by. After all, Trump is delivering what they have allegedly planned and proposed since their first secretive assembly of billionaires in 1975. Given the legislative gridlock at the U.S. Congress, any PUSHBACK MUST ORIGINATE WITH 'WE, THE PEOPLE'. [Source of information used: National Council of Nonprofits, June, 2017]. NOTE TO LOW INCOME FOLKS AND PERSONS OF COLOR: Imagine Sacred Heart Community Services, LULAC, AGIF, CET, CTC, MALDEF, USHCC, Red Cross, United Way, March of Dimes, Kiwanis, Rotary, Elks Clubs, American Cancer Society; Loaves & Fishes; Catholic Charity…all and even more, are involved dealing with issues in your community and will be impacted by these Trump Administration proposals. As STAKEHOLDER members of ‘We, The People’…tell your U.S. Congress person what this means to you…and if you do not know…make the effort to learn about it now! Finally, consider making a $20 annual contribution to El Observador Foundation (est. 1983) which spends every penny informing this Silicon Valley Chicano-LatinoMexican-American-Hispanic community. Information research and validation thereof takes time, talent, and MONEY! Just a little of yours would underwrite EO and EO Foundation to do much more as an independent Latino owned and operated enterprise… not beholden to anyone but you local Latinos.

ELEMENTAL JUSTICIA Por José López Zamorano Red Hispana Exactamente un día después de las celebraciones del Día de la Independencia, un panel de tres magistrados de la Corte de Apelaciones del Noveno Circuito, con sede en Francisco, respaldó de manera unánime el derecho de los inmigrantes menores de edad no acompañados que llegan a las fronteras de Estados Unidos, a tener acceso a una audiencia migratoria. Se trata de un fallo que impactará el futuro no sólo de los más de 155,000 menores edad, la mayoría procedentes del llamado Triángulo del Norte (Honduras, Guatemala y El Salvador), que han llegado a Estados Unidos en los últimos años, sino también de muchos otros que lleguen a este país en condiciones similares.

Aunque tales audiencias migratorias eran la norma desde 1997, a raíz del denominado “Arreglo Flores”, que estableció la necesidad de audiencias de fianzas para los menores, el Departamento de Justicia argumentó que dos leyes, una de 2002 y otra de 2008, cobraban preeminencia sobre el arreglo original y por lo tanto se eliminaba la obligación de otorgar las audiencias a los niños. “Ni una sola palabra de esos estatutos (de 2002 o 2008) indica que el Congreso planeaba suplantar, terminar o arrebatar ninguno de los derechos disfrutados por los menores no acompañados al momento de la aprobación de la ley. Por lo tanto, resolvemos que esos estatutos no han terminado el requerimiento de audiencia de fianza del Arreglo Flores para menores no acompañados”, señalaron los jueces Stephen Reinhardt, Marsha Berzon y Wal-

lace Tashima.

mejores intereses del niño o niña.

Aunque es claro que la administración del presidente Donald Trump --como antes lo hizo la anterior administración de Barack Obama— no ha ocultado su interés en reducir la oleada de menores no acompañados que ha llegado al país en años recientes, en medio de un deterioro de la situación de seguridad en algunos de los países centroamericanos, también lo es que cualquier persona que llega al país adquiere derechos básicos.

El espíritu del arreglo judicial “Flores” de 1997 era la liberación de los menores extranjeros que llegaban a los Estados Unidos. Las condiciones han sin duda cambiado en los últimos 20 años, en especial la manera en la que el nuevo gobierno aprecia a los inmigrantes indocumentados.

Por ello los jueces coincidieron que la audiencia es el foro apropiado para que el menor de edad pueda ser representado por un abogado y que sea un juez migratorio independiente quien evalúe los méritos de su detención, así como el destino de su custodia, tomando en consideración los

Pero la importancia de contar con un proceso transparente que facilite que los menores puedan ejercer todas las opciones a las que tienen derecho, sigue más vigente que nunca. Alguien escribió que una sociedad se mide por la manera en la que trata a los más vulnerables entre nosotros. Nunca más cierto que en el caso de niños o niñas desamparados y anhelosos de un futuro mejor.

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CALENDAR

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PEDALFEST AT JACK LONDON SQUARE SATURDAY, JULY 22 / 11 AM – 6 PM JACK LONDON SQUARE OAKLAND, CA FREE INFO: PEDALFESTJACKLONDON.COM/ACTIVITIES DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Friday July 21, 2017 / 10am San Pedro Square 87 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA Free

SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN ST. JAMES PARK Friday July 21, 2017 / 12pm St. James Park N 2nd St San Jose, CA

CMT RISING STARS’ 13 Friday July 21, 2017 / 7pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $15 - $20

SV BEER WEEK: BEER WEEK TAP TAKEOVER Friday July 21, 2017 / 11am 4th St Pizza Co 150 E Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $1 off all craft beers

FREE FRIDAY FUN AT ICA Friday July 21, 2017 / 5pm San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 560 S 1st St San Jose, CA Free

IMPROV COMEDY: MICHAEL YO Friday July 21, 2017 / 7:30pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $20

SV BEER WEEK: REVISION BREWING CO. FEATURE Friday July 21, 2017 / 11am Sammy G’s Pizzeria 330 S 10th St #100 San Jose, CA Flight of 3 for $8

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Friday July 21, 2017 / 6pm Saint James Park N 2nd St San Jose, CA Free

LIZZIE – ROCK MUSICAL Friday July 21, 2017 / 8pm City Lights Theater Company of San Jose 529 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $21 - $37

SV BEER WEEK: BAREBOTTLE BREWING COMPANY FLIGHT NIGHT Friday July 21, 2017 / 5pm The Farmers Union 151 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $18

THE ARISTOCATS – KIDS Friday July 21, 2017 / 7pm Historic Hoover Theatre 1635 Park Ave San Jose, CA $6 - $15

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EDUCATION

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Senator Wieckowski names Latinas in STEM Nonprofit of the Year Inspiring students and professionals to pursue and excel in a career in STEM fields is the organization’s primary goal

Latinas in STEM’s director of K-12 outreach. “We have participated in conjunction with Alpha Public Schools in San Jose to host our K-12 STEM 101 conference with support from Santa Clara University. We also look forward to hosting another K-12 STEM 101 conference with Winton Middle School in Hayward in the near future. Our next event involves hosting our annual meeting where our board of directors and national members can come together and plan the future efforts of our organization.” Vergara attended the Nonprofit of the Year event with Latinas in STEM co-founder Jazlyn Carvajal. Although female and male high school students enroll in advanced science and high level mathematics at near comparable rates, gender disparities begin to emerge at the undergraduate level. Women outnumber men in bachelor’s degrees in all fields

JULY 21 - 27, 2017 and some science and engineering fields. However, when it comes to specific studies, such as computer science and engineering, women receive only 17.9 percent of the computer science degrees and 19.3 percent of engineering diplomas, according to the National Girls Collaborative Project. The numbers are more striking for women of color. Minority women received barely 11 percent of science and engineering degrees and only 4.8 percent of computer science degrees. In the job market, women are half of the United States’ college-educated workforce, but only 29 percent of the science and engineering workforce. Latinas, blacks and American Indians in the STEM workforce represent less than half of their proportion in the American population. Senator Wieckowski represents the 10th District, which includes southern Alameda County and parts of Santa Clara County.

Rosemary Vergara and Jazlyn Carvajal of Latinas in STEM join Senator Bob Wieckowski on the Senate floor. Photo Credit: California Senate

Sacramento – Latinas in STEM, an organization seeking to inspire and empower Latinas in K-12, college and professional careers to pursue and thrive in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities was named Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont). The organization was recognized at the 2nd Annual California Nonprofits Day at the state Capitol on June 28th. “I am honored to recognize Latinas in STEM for working to inspire young Latinas, especially those from underserved

communities, to pursue careers in STEM fields,” said Wieckowski, whose 10th District takes in much of Silicon Valley. “The group has provided after-school programs for over 500 students in Alameda and Santa Clara counties and these activities can open up new horizons for many female students. When they meet a role model face to face, who overcame many of the same obstacles they may be encountering, it is a great experience. All of the Latinas in STEM founders were the first in their families to attend college.” “We are honored to work within District 10 in California,” said Rosemary Vergara,

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WATCH OUT FOR "FREE” WI-FI OPTIONS TENGA CUIDADO CON LAS OPCIONES DE WI-FI “GRATIS”

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau A few weeks ago, I was flying home to San Diego from Oakland. While waiting at my gate, I noticed a free Wi-Fi option next to the paid option that I had used on previous trips. As someone who loves a good deal, I paused and considered clicking on the unfamiliar free Wi-Fi – before deciding the risk wasn’t worth it. If you are traveling this summer and hoping to take advantage of free Wi-Fi hotspots, make sure to be careful before connecting your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Scammers use fake or unsecured Wi-Fi hotspots to steal personal and financial information, and they can even use it to gain access to your device. It works like this: you’re at a coffee shop, airport, hotel lobby, or other public place, and you want to connect to Wi-Fi. You search for connections and find one nearby. It may be labeled something generic like "Free Public Wi-Fi" or include the name of the establishment. It may look harmless, but be careful when connecting. You might be taking a risk! Some fake Wi-Fi hotspots prompt you to pay a small fee in order to use the connection. After a user clicks on the Wi-Fi, they’re prompted to enter credit card information. Of course, this info is shared with the scammer and then they can use your card too! In another version, a hacker is able to insert themselves between your computer and a Wi-Fi connection. This happens when the Wi-Fi is unsecured. Once you’re connected, everything you do online – such as make a purchase or log into an account – is now transmitted through the scammer's computer. They can now access any passwords, credit card information,

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and other data you've entered online. This is why BBB warns that you should never online bank or enter personal or financial information while on public Wi-Fi – better safe than sorry! Here are some suggestions that’ll help you safely use public Wi-Fi connections: • Be sure you are using the correct Wi-Fi connection. If you are in a place that offers free Wi-Fi, verify the name of the connection before joining. Scammers often set up fake, lookalike hotspots next to real ones. • Be careful how you use public Wi-Fi. When using a hotspot to log into an account or make a purchase, be sure the site is fully encrypted. Look for the "https" in the URL, where the “s” stands for “secure”. • Consider using a VPN. If you regularly access public Wi-Fi, consider using a virtual private network (VPN). VPNs encrypt traffic between your computer and the Internet, even on unsecured networks. Research VPN providers online, especially at bbb.org. • Always use antivirus software and a firewall.  Protect your computer (and some cell phones) by using antivirus software and a firewall from a trustworthy company. • Use good password sense. Protect yourself from hacking by using strong passwords and creating a different password for each account. Learn tips for password safety at bbb.org/passwords. To learn more about scams, check out BBB’s scam tips at bbb.org/scamtips. To report a scam and see scams happening across North America, go to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb. org/scamtracker. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

Hace unas semanas, volé a San Diego desde Oakland. Mientras esperaba para mi avión, me di cuenta de una opción de Wi-Fi gratis al lado de la opción pagada que había utilizado en viajes anteriores. Porque me encanta ahorrar dinero, consideré hacer clic en el desconocido Wi-Fi gratuito – antes de decidir que era demasiado arriesgado. Si está viajando este verano y quiere aprovechar los puntos de acceso de Wi-Fi gratuitos, asegúrese de tener cuidado antes de conectar su computadora, tableta o teléfono. Los estafadores usan puntos de acceso de Wi-Fi falsos o no seguros para robar información personal y financiero, e incluso pueden usarlos para ganar acceso a su dispositivo. Funciona como así: usted está en una cafetería, aeropuerto, hotel u otro lugar público, y quiere conectar al Wi-Fi. Busque conexiones y encuentra una que es cerca y fuerte. Puede ser etiquetado algo genérico como “Wi-Fi Público Gratis” o incluir el nombre del establecimiento. Puede parecer inofensivo, pero tenga cuidado al conectar. ¡Usted puede estar tomando un riesgo! Algunos puntos de acceso de Wi-Fi falsos cobran una pequeña tarifa para usar la conexión. Después de que un usuario haga clic en el WiFi, se le pedirá para su información de tarjeta de crédito. Por supuesto, esta información esta compartido con el estafador, ¡y luego ellos pueden utilizar su tarjeta también! En otra versión, un estafador es capaz de insertarse en medio de su computadora y la conexión de Wi-Fi. Esto ocurre cuando el Wi-Fi no está asegurado. Una vez que usted conecta, todo lo que hace en línea, como hacer una compra o acceder a una cuenta, esta transmitido al ordenador del estafador. Ahora ellos pueden acceder a cualquier contraseña, información de tarjeta de crédito y otra información que

fue ingresado en línea. Esta es la razón que BBB advierte que usted nunca debe bancar en línea o entrar información personal o financiera mientras está conectado a Wi-Fi pública. Aquí son algunos consejos para usar las conexiones Wi-Fi públicas de forma segura: • Asegúrese de conectar a la conexión de WiFi correcta. Si está en un lugar que ofrece WiFi, verifique el nombre de la conexión antes de conectar. Los estafadores frecuentemente crean puntos de accesos falsos que parecen como los reales. • Tenga cuidado con cómo utiliza Wi-Fi pública. Cuando usando a un punto de acceso para iniciar sesión en una cuenta o realizar una compra, asegúrese de que el sitio está completamente cifrado. Busque el “https”, donde el “s” significa “seguro”. • Considere usando una VPN. Si accede regularmente a una conexión de Wi-Fi publica, considere usando una red privada virtual (VPN). Las VPN cifran el tráfico entre su computadora y el Internet, incluso en conexiones de Wi-Fi no seguras. Investigue los proveedores de VPN en línea, especialmente en bbb.org. • Utilice siempre software antivirus y un cortafuego. Proteja su computadora (y algunos teléfonos) mediante el uso de software antivirus y un cortafuego de una empresa confiable. • Utilice buenas contraseñas. Protéjase de los criminales por usando contraseñas fuertes y creando una contraseña diferente para cada cuenta. Aprenda más consejos para contraseñas seguras en bbb.org/passwords. Para obtener más información acerca de las estafas, consulte los consejos de BBB en bbb. org/scamtips. Para reportar una estafa y ver estafas sucediendo en Norteamérica, vaya al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/ scamtracker. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en goldengate.bbb.org.


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American Diabetes Association Awarded Funds for Diabetes Prevention Youth Camps in Santa Clara County San Jose, CA - The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has been awarded $475,000 from Santa Clara County to expand type 2 prevention youth programs in Santa Clara County. The grant will fund a one-week, evidencebased camp to educate medically underser ved children about the dangers of diabe tes, for three consec utive years. The camps will provide much-needed education to approximately 500 children ages 8-15. “Diabetes is one of the most pressing health challenges in Santa Clara County,” said Super visor Ken Yeager. “It is rewarding to partner with the American Diabetes Association of Silicon Valley for work that is my passion. I, along with Dave Cortese am grateful for the opportunity to make a positive impact in the communities we ser ve to stop the upsurge of diabetes in children.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that by 2050, one-third of our children born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime. This number surges dramatically to one-half for minority children. Recent findings show that youth with diabetes have greater diffic ulty managing the disease than adults and experience complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and amputation at earlier ages. The PowerUp camps will ser ve youth who have been identified to be at risk of developing diabetes

or have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre diabetes. From screenings and education to better healthy choices and tips to a more ac tive lifestyle—the daily c urric ulum will include outdoor play, arts and crafts, cooking techniques, and field trips. “Our end goal is to teach campers how to make lasting lifestyle changes in order to live longer and healthier lives free from the burdens of diabetes,” said Richard Alejandro, American Diabetes Association Exec utive Direc tor. “ T hanks to the relentless support from the County Board of Super visors and this generous grant, our unique program and steadfast dedication to the community, will help prevent type 2 diabetes among our youth— and beyond.”

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TRY CALIFORNIA AVOCADOS ON THE GRILL AT YOUR NEXT BARBECUE

4. Smoke the chicken and avocado at 260° F for 45 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165° F is reached. 5. Remove the avocado and chicken from the smoker and sear the chicken on a hot grill or in a hot pan over high heat to finish. Set chicken aside to cool. 6. Once the chicken has cooled, pull the meat from the bones, discard skin and bones and roughly chop chicken. 7. Peel avocados and cut into chunks. Place in a bowl with the kale, onion, mint, pistachios, grapefruit, olive oil and lemon. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Toss thoroughly and divide evenly into bowls. Top each with chopped chicken, then spoon dressing over entire dish. Toss, if desired. SMOKED CALIFORNIA AVOCADO DRESSING: Ingredients • 1 ripe, fresh California Avocado, smoked and peeled

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• 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro • 2 Tbsp. lime juice

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: 1 hour

Summer is here and it’s time for backyard barbecues! From smoky brisket to flamecooked hamburgers, there’s nothing quite like pairing meats straight from the grill with cool California avocados— which are at the peak of their season. Though California avocados make great sidekicks to all styles of American BBQ, they are also worthy candidates for the centerpiece of your grill. Plus, they are a healthy treat! Brush California avocado halves with olive oil and cook over a hot grill for two to three minutes for a delicious addition to your next summer spread. For a unique twist, Chef Anthony Chin of Horse Thief BBQ in Los Angeles also recommends smoking California avocados. “We really enjoy working our smoker at Horse Thief BBQ and we found that smoked California avocados have a nice, hearty flavor,” says Chin. Inspired by the premium avocados that are grown in California, Chin developed a Smoked Chicken and Baby Kale Salad with Creamy California Avocado Dressing that’s perfect for warm summer days.

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Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes Ingredients • 1 ripe, fresh California Avocado • 1 whole chicken, roughly 21/2 to 3 lbs. (can substitute with rotisserie chicken)* • 10 oz. baby kale • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced thinly • 1/2 cup mint leaves • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios • 1 cup ruby red grapefruit segments • 1/3 cup olive oil • 1 lemon, juiced • 1/8 tsp. salt, or to taste • 1/8 tsp. pepper, or to taste • 1 batch Smoked California Avocado Dressing (see make-ahead recipe below) *If you don’t have a smoker, you can smoke chicken on a gas or charcoal grill. See below for instructions.

SMOKED CHICKEN AND BABY KALE SALAD WITH CREAMY CALIFORNIA AVOCADO DRESSING

Instructions:

Recipe created by Chef Anthony Chin of Horse Thief BBQ for the California Avocado Commission

2. Place chicken and avocado in smoker.

1. Cut avocado in half, remove seed and rub the inside of the avocado with oil. 3. Add wood chips to the smoker and set it to 260° F.

• 2 Tbsp. diced white onion • 1/2 cup whole milk • 1/8 tsp. salt, or salt to taste

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• Pepper to taste Instructions: Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use. Smoking Chicken—Gas Grill: Set burner on one side of the grill to medium high and one side on low so you have a hot and cool side.  Place a smoker box, full of desired wood chips, on hot side and chicken on cool side. Close grill and let cook at 300° F until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° F.  Smoking Chicken—Charcoal Grill: Place coal on one side so you have a hot and cool side. When coals are ready, add soaked wood chips on top of coals and set chicken on cool side. Cover and cook at 300° F until chicken  reaches 165° F internal temp.  Smoking Avocado—Gas or Charcoal Grill: Use the same technique to smoke the avocado. Cut avocado in half, remove seed, rub the inside with oil and place in smoker box for 45 minutes. When ready, scoop out avocado and give a rough chop.  For more unique ways to enjoy California avocados, visit www.CaliforniaAvocado. com.


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LABOR ADVOCATES LAMENT LACK OF PROTECTIONS IN NEW FOREIGN-WORKER VISAS Daniel C osta , direc tor of Immig ration L aw and Policy R esearch at the Economic Policy Institute, a nonprof it think tank, says the prog ram ought to be refor med to protec t workers f rom abuse, not ex panded. " The way the prog ram is set up, it ties workers to one employer," he says. "So if they leave that job or if they get f ired, they ba sica lly lose that v isa status and become depor table. A nd so it g ives employers a lot of power over workers."

Suzanne Pot ter Ca lifor nia News Ser v ice SACR A ME N TO, Ca lif. - Cr iticism is coming in f rom worker'sr ight s g roups on the Tr ump administration's announcement Monday July 17th that it w ill a llow an additiona l 15,000 foreig n

workers to get v isa s. The Depar tment of Homeland Secur it y w ill g rant the ex tra H-2B v isa s for g uest workers in the tour ism, landscaping, constr uc tion, seafood and other sea sona l industr ies - but not in ag r iculture, which uses a dif ferent v isa prog ram.

The Tr ump administration says it simply is tr y ing to accommodate request s f rom employers who are desperate for laborers. The cur rent limit for H-2B v isa s is 66,000 - so this w ill br ing that number up to 81,000. In a recent repor t , C osta found there is no nationw ide shor tage of workers in those f ields. In fac t ,

unemploy ment ha s been high and wages have been f lat in these t y pes of jobs for more than a decade. He arg ues that ex panding the cap on v isa s w ill hur t conditions for g uest workers and A mer ican citizens a like. "U. S. workers have to compete w ith workers who are ex ploitable and can be lega lly under paid under the ter ms of the H-2B prog ram," he adds. "A nd so that put s dow nward pressure on the wages and the work ing conditions of the U. S. workers who are in those same jobs." The repor t suggest s that companies ex per iencing a loca l labor shor tage do more to recr uit f rom out of state and raise wages and benef it s to at trac t more applicant s. The ex pansion wa s approved a few months ago a s a r ider to a mustpa ss omnibus spending bill.

President Trump's announcement of an extra 15,000 visas for foreign workers in fields such as hotel maintenance comes during the administration's self-described "Made In America" week. Photo Credit: Pixabay


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SANTA CLARA COUNTY COUNSEL’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH PFIZER Sets Strict Standards for Its Marketing of Opioids

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Cunningham Flood Detention Facility Certification Project What: The proposed Cunningham Flood Detention Facility Certification Project (Project) would construct improvements within Lake Cunningham Park (LCP) to ensure the flood detention capability of LCP, reduce flow hazards to urbanized areas along Lower Silver Creek downstream of LCP, and meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) safety requirements for flood protection levees and floodwalls. The proposed Project would consist of increasing the crest elevation of an existing earthen levee along the banks of Lower Silver Creek, constructing a new concrete floodwall along Lower Silver and Flint Creeks, constructing a new pedestrian pathway, relocating an existing trash compactor and green waste collection area, regrading a 70-foot portion of trails along the Lake Cunningham shoreline, and in-kind replacement of the existing chain-link fencing.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – On Thursday July 20th the Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office announced a breakthrough agreement that requires Pfizer Inc. to adhere to strict standards in its marketing of opioids, a class of highly addictive prescription painkillers often used to treat common, chronic conditions like back pain and arthritis. Among other things, Pfizer has committed to fairly and accurately describe the benefits and risks of opioids, including the serious risk of addiction, abuse, and misuse, in its promotional activities and communications. “This agreement is an important step in ensuring that doctors and patients in California receive accurate information about the risks and benefits of these highly addictive painkillers,” explained Santa Clara County Counsel James R. Williams.  “Such information is essential to curbing—and ultimately ending—the opioid epidemic plaguing Santa Clara County, the State of California, and many parts of the country.” In addition, Pfizer has agreed not to make any claims that conflict with the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in March 2016.  Pfizer has also agreed not to support organizations and individuals that make misleading statements about the risks and benefits of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.  The Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office did not pursue any legal action

against Pfizer and has made no finding of any wrongdoing by the company. “We applaud Pfizer’s willingness to work with us to combat the dramatic rise in opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction in California and the corresponding rise in overdose deaths, hospitalizations, and crime,” said Danny Chou, an Assistant County Counsel for the County of Santa Clara.  “Pfizer has set a stringent standard that we expect all other opioid manufacturers to meet.” In May 2014, the Santa Clara County Counsel’s Office filed a lawsuit against five of the largest manufacturers of prescription opioid painkillers, alleging that those manufacturers falsely downplayed the risks, and grossly exaggerated the benefits, of opioids for the treatment of chronic pain.  The lawsuit further alleges that these manufacturers reaped billions of dollars in profit from their deceptive marketing schemes at the expense of millions of Americans who have misused, abused, or become addicted to prescription painkillers.  A significant settlement was recently announced with Teva Pharmaceuticals, leaving four major defendants in the lawsuit.  An amended complaint, making additional allegations particularly regarding several defendants’ deceptive marketing of abuse-deterrent formulations of their opioids, was filed July 7, 2017.  The lawsuit is: People of the State of California v. Purdue Pharma, et al., Orange County Superior Court, Case No. CGC-13-534108. 

Why: Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, as the lead agency for the Project, has prepared a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) to evaluate environmental impacts of the proposed Project. The Draft MND identified potentially significant environmental impacts to biological resources and tribal cultural resources, but those impacts would be reduced to a less than significant level through application of feasible mitigation measures. Impacts were determined to be less than significant after the implementation of mitigation measures proposed for the Project.

Public Review: The Draft MND will be available for public review from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Santa Clara Valley Water District Headquarters Building (5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118) for 30-days starting July 20, 2017. A copy of the Draft MND will also be available at the Hillview Branch Library reference desk at 1600 Hopkins Drive in San Jose, CA 95122 and the Evergreen Branch Library reference desk at 2635 Aborn Road, San Jose, CA 95121. The Draft MND can also be accessed online at: http://www.valleywater.org/PublicReviewDocuments.aspx. The public comment period on the Draft MND closes at 5 p.m. on August 21, 2017.

Contact: Comments on the Draft MND should be submitted via mail or electronically, by 5 p.m. on August 21, 2017, to: Santa Clara Valley Water District Attention: Tim Tidwell 5750 Almaden Expressway San Jose, CA 95118 For further information please contact Tim Tidwell at (408) 630-3003, or by email at ttidwell@valleywater.org. 07/2017 BA

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A LOOK AT THE “DE ANZA MURAL” Nearly a year after completion, a look at how the mural has transformed the visual landscape of downtown San Jose

The large purple mural that is painted on the wall of the Hotel De Anza, which says, “Vida Abundante”, or “abundant life”, as seen from the corner of Almaden Blvd. and W. Santa Clara Street in San Jose, CA. Photo Credit: Estephany Haro

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The mural located at the Hotel De Anza's side wall is one of the most recent murals in the heart of Downtown San Jose. It's not hard to spot going down Santa Clara Street as it takes up the whole of the the hotel's western wall. The work of art features the image of a woman painted with vibrant colors that attract Downtown commuters, art fanatics and social media lovers. Its bright colors are the perfect combination for a photo that would most likely gain a lot of thumbs up. The mural, “Life Abundant in Face of Death Imminent” by Bay Area tattoo artist Jim Miner in collaboration with the Exhibition District was inaugurated on August 26th of last year and it took a period of 4 weeks, about a dozens of volunteers and 30 gallons of paint, according to the Exhibition District. According to the Exhibition District, “the mural is inspired by the Egyptian Art Deco interior of the Hotel De Anza. The cornucopia is a nod to San Jose's roots in agriculture, "the valley of heart's delight.’” However, to some people, the real meaning might seem surprising, as the mural has certain elements that might trick spectators. “If I have to guess, I’d say that it represents a Latin America Goddess, a harvest Goddess who cares for its townspeople,” said Leonard Hill, a San Jose resident who was taking a photo of the mural. The woman portrayed in the mural is holding a basket full of fruit and vegetables and it says “Vida Abundante,” the definition of “Life Abundant” in Spanish, as well as colors such as yellow and orange that

make the mural stand up from the area. However, there’s also a painting of a diving lady on the top right corner of the building where the mural is. “The diving lady on the side is original when they first put the building on and they don’t have a pool now, so it’s kind of a thing,” said Brad who was working for a window cleaning company more than 20 years ago and was part of the construction cleanup when the De Anza hotel was remodeled. “When they reopened it, they got the names of the original people who spent their honeymoon in the honeymoon suite, the guy has passed away but they got the lady to come and spend the first night after they had remodeled and reopened it.” The mural also attracts teenagers like Elizabeth Cornejo, a high school student from San Jose, was photographed in front of the mural for her Instagram page says that the “Vida Abundante” mural is her favorite one. “It’s so pretty…and purple is my favorite color. I’m a big fan of murals and so far all the ones I’ve seen have nothing on this one.” The collaborators that made this mural possible are the Exhibition District is a group of artists dedicated to colorizing and curating thousands of square feet outdoor public mural space in Downtown San Jose. Their potential line-up includes acclaimed local and international artists as well as collectives working within the city. They work closely with the Knight Foundation and San Jose Downtown Association, and they are planning for two murals and two coordinating events as part of a larger vision, according to their facebook. “It is very important that our hotels, especially our historic properties, to reflect a deep appreciation for and connection with our community and history,” said Hotel De Anza General Manager Isabelle Matter to the Mercury News.

JULY 21 - 27, 2017

Verano junto al mar El horario extendido de verano se traduce en más tiempo para vivir la diversión en el Monterey Bay Aquarium. Atardeceres en la Bahía Inicia tus fines de semana desde temprano. Disfruta del horario extendido, música en vivo y de increíbles manjares los días viernes (sólo en julio) y sábados (de julio a septiembre).

Recorridos diarios Aparta tiempo para hacer divertidos recorridos que te permitirán aprender cómo cuidamos y alimentamos a animales como l as nutrias marinas y los tiburones. Descubre qué se necesita para

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Exploradores bajo el Agua Los niños entre las edades de 8 a 13 años podrán encontrarse cara a cara con la vida marina buceando en la superficie de nuestra Gran Alberca Intermareal, guiados por el experimentado personal del Acuario. No se necesita experiencia, ¡sólo sentido de aventura!

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ROBERT “THE GHOST” GUERRERO ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM BOXING

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GILROY, CA - After giving fans some of the most thrilling fights in boxing, which spanned over sixteen hard fought years, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero  is announcing his retirement.  Guerrero's full statement follows: "First, I want to thank God for allowing me to have a wonderful career.  I'm a kid from a small town in Gilroy, California, who made it to the mountain top of the boxing world. When I was a young kid growing up, I always believed in myself, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a small-town kid like myself, would be fighting in front of millions of fans." "I was blessed to win multiple world titles in four-divisions.  A boxer's career is a long and tough road. Many tears were shed, lots of blood, and tons of sweat.   Many miles were traveled, thousands of rounds sparred, none were easy and nothing was ever given to me. I earned everything I got the old fashion way.  I never ducked anyone and fought the best fighters in the world.  I fought my way through every obstacle to make sure my fans enjoyed every second, of every round, of my fights." "I competed at super-bantamweight (122 lbs.) and won world titles across multiple weight classes, closing my career at welterweight (147 lbs.), fighting the big guys 25 pounds heavier.  A good friend always told me I was God's warrior, born to fight.  I enjoyed every minute of every war.  I represented my  Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the bible verse Acts 2:38 on my trunks. If I reached one person and brought that person closer to Christ, then it was all worth it." "I want to thank some very important people in my career starting with the most important person, my wife Casey, who has been with me every step of the way, my soul mate, my sweetheart, the one and only

love of my life. My father/trainer  Ruben Guerrero Sr.   He's the one who started it all and made me the man I am today, and the champion I was in the ring.  He's one of the best trainers in the world and I hope to be working side by side with him in the future.  My mother  Marcy Guerrero  for being a great mother and supporter.  My comanager Bob Santos for all the sacrifices he made to get me to the top...I will always remember the early days when we made the most with very liitle.  He always had my back and looked out for me like I was his brother.  His wife  Diane Santos  who did a lot of secretarial work for me during my whole career. Both my grandparents on Martinez and Guerrero sides for believing in me.  My brother's  Sammy,  Ruben Jr.,  Victor,  Randy  and especially  Eric, who has been with me my whole career, my shadow every step of the way, my right-hand man.   My mother and father in-law,  Shelly  and  Cary O'neal.   My cutman  Ruben Gomez.   My good friends, Pastor  Mark Wilson,  Dave Castro, Pastor  Chris Avila,  John Mersho, and  Albert Guarado.  My uncle  Russel Sr., Russel Jr., Uncle Ricky, Hector Catano and Greg Amundson.  I want to thank my co-manager  Luis Decubas Jr.  for taking my career to the next level.  Santos and Decubas Jr. are more than managers, they are family to me.  My publicist Mario Serrano, who has also been with me the whole ride, he is also family to me. All the fans and the community who stuck by my side when my wife was battling cancer...I will never forget the love you showed.  There are so many people who have helped me, if I leave anyone off, thank you for everything." "In closing, I want to thank the most special man I've ever met in my boxing career, and possibly lifetime, a man who always does what's best for the fighter, a man who has changed the sport of boxing, a man who has helped bless me and my family with a great life, and that person is my advisor  Al Haymon.   Not only is Al Haymon a spectacular advisor, he is a wonderful human being as well, a great man, and someone who cares.  In a sport where most managers, promoters, and trainers turn their back on a fighter, when they no longer can perform, or are no longer beneficial to their interest, Haymon stands tall. Love and loyalty is tough to find in the boxing game, but for any boxer looking for it, you don't have to look far, reach out to Al Haymon.  I want to thank everyone, the fans included.  I hope you guys appreciated the guts and glory I left in the ring.  God bless you all." ~ Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631663 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mojey 120 W Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030, Santa Clara County. Mojey Ghafouri 18461 Hillview Drive Los Gatos, CA 95030. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/07/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mojey Ghafouri July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/07/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631455 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Flowers House Cleaning 100 Branham Lane East San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Ariadna Flores Bobadilla 100 Branham Lane East San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/20/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ariadna Flores Boba-

dilla July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/28/2017

correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Serafin Urias Velasquez FICTITIOUS July 21, 28; August 4, BUSINESS NAME 11, 2017 STATEMENT This statement was NO. 631912 filed with the County The following of Santa Clara on person(s) is (are) doing 07/17/2017 business 2 G’s Cleaning 3179 Percivale Dr. FICTITIOUS San Jose, CA 95127, BUSINESS NAME Santa Clara County. STATEMENT Jose J Galindo, Jr. NO. 631995 3179 Percivale Dr. The following San Jose, CA 95127. person(s) is (are) doThis business is ing business 1. Amor conducted by an indi- Plumbing 2. Amor vidual; registrant has Plumbing & Water not begun transacting Heating 1766 Houret business under the Court Milpitas, CA fictitious business 95035, Santa Clara name or names listed County. Theodore hereon. “I declare that Amor 132 Pala all information in this Avenue San Jose, CA statement is true and 95127. This business correct.” (A registrant is conducted by an who declares as true individual; registrant information which has begun transacting he or she knows to business under the be false is guilty of a fictitious business crime.) name or names listed Jose J Galindo Jr. hereon. 05/14/2012 July 21, 28; August 4, “I declare that all 11, 2017 information in this This statement was statement is true and filed with the County correct.” (A registrant of Santa Clara on who declares as true 07/12/2017 information which he or she knows to FICTITIOUS be false is guilty of a BUSINESS NAME crime.) STATEMENT Theodore Amor NO. 632066 July 21, 28; August 4, The following 11, 2017 person(s) is (are) This statement was doing business Urias filed with the County Trucking 1668 Whitton of Santa Clara on Ave Apt A San Jose, 07/14/2017 CA 95116, Santa Clara County. Serafin FICTITIOUS Urias Velasquez BUSINESS NAME 1668 Whitton Ave STATEMENT Apt A San Jose, CA NO. 631894 95116. This business The following is conducted by an person(s) is (are) individual; registrant doing business Echo has not begun trans- Wong’s Music Studio acting business under 1041 Corvette Dr San the fictitious business Jose, CA 95129, Santa name or names listed Clara County. Wing hereon. “I declare that Wong 1041 Corvette all information in this Dr San Jose CA statement is true and 95129. This business

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is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Wing Wong July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/12/2017

San Jose, CA, Santa Clara County. Yang Li 1520 Southwest Expy Unit 141 San Jose CA, 95126. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. 07/17/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Yang Li July 21, 28; August 4, FICTITIOUS 11, 2017 BUSINESS NAME This statement was STATEMENT filed with the County NO. 631845 of Santa Clara on The following 07/17/2017 person(s) is (are) doing business Atomik ORDER TO SHOW 848 Jordan Ave # A CAUSE FOR Los Altos, CA 94022, CHANGE OF NAME Santa Clara County. NO. 17CV313227 Pablo Echavarria 848 Superior Court of Jordan Ave # A Los California, County of Altos, CA 94022. This Santa Clara-In the business is conducted matter of the applicaby an individual; tion of: Wai Kit Leong registrant has begun and Shu Wen Tseng. transacting business Petitioner(s) Wai Kit under the fictitious Leong and Shu Wen business name or Tseng have filed a names listed hereon. petition for Change of 07/11/2017 “I declare Name with the clerk of that all information in this court for a decree this statement is true changing names as and correct.” (A regis- follows: a. Tina Teng trant who declares as Teng Leong to Tina true information which Tenray Leong. THE he or she knows to COURT ORDERS that be false is guilty of a all persons interested crime.) in this matter appear Pablo Echavarria before this court at July 21, 28; August 4, the hearing indicated below to show cause, 11, 2017 This statement was if any, why the petition filed with the County for change of name of Santa Clara on should not be granted on 10/10/2017 at 8:45 07/11/2017 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First FICTITIOUS Street, San Jose, CA BUSINESS NAME 95113. A copy of the STATEMENT Order to Show cause NO. 632030 The following shall be published at person(s) is (are) doing least once a week for business Yang Health- four successive weeks care Medical Group prior to the date set for 175 Bernal Rd. #106 hearing on the petition

in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 19, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313215 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jacqueline Kitling Duncan. Petitioner(s) Jacqueline Kitling Duncan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jacqueline Kitling Duncan to Jacqueline Ng Duncan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 2017

California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anani Marcel Abbel. Petitioner(s) Anani Marcel Abbel has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anani Marcel Abbel to Anani. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312976 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jason Lance Phillips. Petitioner(s) Jason Lance Phillips has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jason Lance Phillips to Jason Phillips. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested ORDER TO SHOW in this matter appear CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME before this court at the hearing indicated NO. 17CV312804 Superior Court of below to show cause,

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if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312286 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: On Yi Li. Petitioner(s) On Yi Li has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. On Yi Li to Olivia On Yi Chu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon


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

follows: a. Edward Alexander Alvarez Durán to Edward Durán. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308593 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sergio Avila Grajales. Petitioner(s) Sergio Avila Grajales has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sergio Avila Grajales to Sergio Najar Grajales. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at

least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312897 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Liang Wang and Hao Wang. Petitioner(s) Liang Wang and Hao Wang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yifei Wang to Yilia Wang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 17CV312902 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amber Henderson. Petitioner(s) Amber Henderson has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amber Henderson to Starleena Alley. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312920 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sandra Ivette Ramos Meza. Petitioner(s) Sandra Ivette Ramos Meza has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jennifer Galvan Ramos to Jennifer Alvirde Ramos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested

in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017

hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312721 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Abhishek Arunachalam. Petitioner(s) Abhishek Arunachalam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abhishek Arunachalam to Abhi Arun. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/03/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311464 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hamid Shojaei and Masoumeh Sayyaran. Petitioner(s) Hamid Shojaei and Masoumeh Sayyaran have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pooria Shojaei to Nick Shojaei. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the FICTITIOUS Order to Show cause BUSINESS NAME shall be published at STATEMENT least once a week for NO. 631604 four successive weeks The following prior to the date set for person(s) is (are)

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

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631849 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ascend to Action 325 Florence Street Apt. B Sunnyvale CA 94086, Santa Clara County. Stephen Chang 325 Florence Street Apt. B Sunnyvale CA 94086. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Stephen Chang July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/11/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631387 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mario’s Boots & Store 302 Willow St San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County. Maria Elena Murrillo and Mario Quezadas Torres 302 Willow St San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/01/2010 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A regis-


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trant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Elena Murrillo July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630410 The following person(s) is (are) doing business H&C Studio Salon 917 E Arques Suite 10 Sunnyvale CA 94085, Santa Clara County. Heather Costa 1271 Elm Lake Court San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/30/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Heather Costa June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/30/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 630322 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Strut 917 E Arques Suite 10 Sunnyvale CA 94085, Santa Clara Co. Heather Costa 1271 Elm Lake Court San Jose, CA 95131. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in

Santa Clara County on 03/07/2017 under file no. 627260 Heather Costa June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/25/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 631304 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Ruby’s Beauty Salon 13881 Story Road San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Ruby Arroyo 13881 Story Road San Jose, CA 95127. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 11/29/2017 under file no. 572172 Ruby Arroyo July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/15/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 631305 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Ruby’s Beauty Salon 345 Leavesley Rd Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Ruby Arroyo 345 Leavesley Rd Gilroy, CA 95020. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 8/15/2012 under file no. 568474 Ruby Arroyo July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/15/2017 FICTITIOUS

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631668 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Tintguy 114 Sierra Mesa Dr, San Jose, CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. Hung Van Huynh 3011 Archwood Cir, San Jose, CA, 95148. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/07/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Hung Van Huynh June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/07/2017 17PR181419 Santa Clara – Probate and Mental Health In re the William Elmer Raynal 2017 Revocable Living Trust Created: May 20, 2017 by William Elmer Raynal, Decedent NOTICE TO CREDITORS Probate Code § 19040 Notice is hereby given to the creditors and contingent creditors of the above named decedent that all persons having claims against the decedent are required to file them with the Superior Count, at 191 North First Street, San José, CA 95113 and deliver a copy to Roger Raynal, as trustee of the trust dated May 20, 2017, of which the decedent

was the settler, at 986 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, within the later of 4 months after July 1, 2017 or, if notice is mailed or personally delivered to you, or you must petition to file a late claim as provided in Probate Code § 19103. A claim form may be obtained from the court clerk. For you protection, you are encouraged to file your claim by certified mail, with return receipt requested. June 25, 2017 Philip J. Crawford Attorney for Roger Raynal, Trustee of the William Elmer Raynal 2017 Revocable Living Trust created May 20, 2017 July 7, 14, 21, 2017

hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 6, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312608 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shuang Li and Lu Yu. Petitioner(s) Shuang Li and Lu Yu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ethan Zhongqi Li to Ethan Xiangchen Li. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/03/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311371 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jordyn Marie Gardener. Petitioner(s) Jordyn Marie Gardener has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jordyn Marie Gardener to Jordyn Marie Gardner-Roberts. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA ORDER TO SHOW 95113. A copy of the CAUSE FOR Order to Show cause shall be published at CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310291 least once a week for four successive weeks Superior Court of Caliprior to the date set for fornia, County of Santa

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

JULY 21 - 27, 2017 the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/29/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 1, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631304 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Finance Placements 2485 Malaga Drive San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Maria Gaspar 2485 Malaga Drive San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/23/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria Gaspar July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

NO. 631592 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Imperio Janitorial & Building Maintenance 2389 Lanham Ct San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara County. Jose Luis De Santiago Hernandez and Alejandra Ayala De Santiago 2389 Lanham Ct San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Luis De Santiago Hernandez July 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/05/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 630659 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Chela’s Building Maintenance 2065 Palm Beach Way San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Roselia Mendoza Villa 270 Lindo Court Apt A Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)


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JULY 21- 27, 2017 and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mario Quezada Murillo June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 FICTITIOUS This statement was BUSINESS NAME filed with the County STATEMENT of Santa Clara on NO. 631266 The following 06/20/2017 person(s) is (are) doing FICTITIOUS business Tacos El PorBUSINESS NAME kys 2060 Bayhaven Dr STATEMENT San Jose, CA 95122, NO. 630846 Santa Clara County. following Nestor Ramirez 2060 The Bayhaven Dr San person(s) is (are) Jose, CA 95122. This doing business Bay Sleep and business is conducted Area by an individual; Breathing Solutions registrant has begun 2504 Samaritan Drive, transacting business Suite 20 San Jose, CA under the fictitious 95124, Santa Clara California business name or County. names listed hereon, Sleep & Snoring PC 06/22/2017 “I declare 2504 Samaritan Drive, that all information in Suite 20 San Jose, CA this statement is true 95124. This business and correct.” (A regis- is conducted by a trant who declares as corporation; registrant true information which has not begun transhe or she knows to acting business under be false is guilty of a the fictitious business name or names listed crime.) hereon. “I declare that Nestor Ramirez June 30; July 7, 14, all information in this statement is true and 21, 2017 This statement was correct.” (A registrant filed with the County who declares as true which of Santa Clara on information he or she knows to 06/22/2017 be false is guilty of a crime.) FICTITIOUS Heather Jones / MatBUSINESS NAME thew Mingrone STATEMENT President NO. 631168 The following June 30; July 7, 14, person(s) is (are) do- 21, 2017 ing business Mario’s This statement was Check Cashing 304 filed with the County Willow St San Jose, of Santa Clara on CA 95110, Santa 06/12/2017 Clara County. Mario FICTITIOUS Quezada Murillo 1194 BUSINESS NAME Clayburn Ln San STATEMENT Jose, CA 95121. This NO. 631390 business is conducted following by an individual; The registrant has begun person(s) is (are) dotransacting business ing business Mirella’s under the fictitious Boutique 3190 Runino business name or Drive #217 San Jose, names listed hereon, CA 95125, Santa Clara 06/20/2017 “I declare County. Monica Mejia that all information in Aguielra and Alfonso this statement is true Celis Aguilera 4607 Roselia Mendoza Villa June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/06/2017

Cayman Ct Stockton, CA 95210. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alfonso Aguilera June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/27/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631358 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Jang Tu Restaurant 1012 E. El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. Jang Tu Restaurant 1012 E. El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/20/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dong Woon Kwon President June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/26/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631295

The following person(s) is (are) doing business Iglesia Misionera Del Camino 121 S. White Rd San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Iglesia Misionera Del Camino 121 S. White Rd San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/28/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Amparan President June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/23/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312017 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hyung Geun Cho, Youngsil Park Cho. Petitioner(s) Hyung Geun Cho, Youngsil Park Cho have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mingyu Cho to Brian Mingyu Cho. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the

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

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

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

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312364 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Francisco Javier Zamora Guerrero. Petitioner(s) Francisco Javier Zamora Guerrero has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Francisco Javier Zamora Guerrero to Javier Zamora. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court June 30; July 7, 14, 21, 2017


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WHAT ARE SOME WAYS COMPANIES ARE USING PLASTIC WASTE FROM THE OCEAN IN THEIR PRODUCTS TO TAKE A STAND FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?

Chris Jordan’s “Gyre” depicts 2.4 million pieces of plastic, equal to the estimated number of pounds of plastic pollution that enter the world‘s oceans every hour. Photo Credit: Chris Jordan, FlickrCC

Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk

A recent study published in the journal Science estimates that there are some 86 million metric tons of plastic in the world’s oceans today—and that every year we add another eight million more. The pieces of plastic we discard break down into smaller and smaller bits during their

travels through the ocean, but never break down completely, becoming part of our food chain when consumed by marine life. According to the non-profit Plastic Oceans, plastic particles outnumber plankton (the feedstock of the marine food chain) by a factor of 26 to one in some parts of the ocean. Meanwhile, the BBC reports that anyone consuming an “average amount” of seafood in a given year ingests some 11,000 plastic particles

annually. The good news is that some companies are trying to do their part by collecting and incorporating ocean plastic debris into their products lines and packaging. Most recently, Canada’s Lush Cosmetics announced it would start using in its packaging ocean plastic collected by volunteers in and around Vancouver, BC, where the company is based. Meanwhile, Method Home has been working with its recycling partner Envision Plastics to take plastic waste collected from beaches around Hawaii to go into its new line of Home Dish+Hand Soap bottles, now available coast-to-coast. Furthermore, Method’s soaps are mostly biodegradable and the company powers its factory with renewable wind energy. Perhaps a more surprising user of ocean waste plastic is Dell Computers, which recently started processing plastics collected from beaches, waterways and coastal areas and using them as part of the packaging system for its leading “2in-1” laptop line, the XPS 13. Likewise, German activewear maker Adidas has partnered with the non-profit Parley for the Oceans in launching three lines of its popular UltraBoost shoes all made from plastic debris from oceans and beaches. Each pair reuses 11 bottles worth of plastic and features laces, heel linings and sock liners also made from recycled materials.

Groups Make Economic Case for Protecting CA National Monuments Suzanne Potter California News Service

monuments hurt ranching, timber, energy, and ATV and mining interests.

JOSHUA TREE, Calif. - The National Park system in California each year draws 42 million visitors who spend more than $2 billion and support almost 30,000 jobs.

They recommended completely withdrawing monument designations for the Berryessa Snow Mountain and Cascade-Siskiyou national monuments, as well as shrinking boundaries at Giant Sequoia, San Gabriel Mountains, Mojave Trails and Carrizo Plain national monuments.

Public lands advocates hope these figures just released by Democratic Party members of the Joint Economic Committee in Congress - will convince the U.S. interior secretary to leave the state's national monuments intact. The agency is reviewing 27 national monuments, including six in California with an eye to protecting the smallest, key areas, which could open up the rest to development. Paul Smith, co-owner of the 29 Palms Inn, near Mojave Trails National Monument, supports the monuments.

In a recent letter to the Interior Secretary, a dozen Western Republican members of Congress complained that the various

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's final report is due on Aug. 24. Conservation groups have already vowed to sue if the administration tries to rescind any monument designations.

And then there’s Pharrell Williams’s newly released clothing line, G-Star RAW, which uses plastics salvaged from shorelines around the world and turns them into a clothing fiber called Bionic Yarn. Jeans, graphic tees and kimonos are the company’s first products using the nouveau earth-friendly fiber, but fashion forward consumers should stay tuned for different products and styles coming soon. Yet another twist on keeping plastic waste out of the ocean comes from Floridabased Saltwater Brewery. By now, we all know about how those plastic six-pack can holders can get wrapped around unsuspecting marine wildlife and choke them or cause internal distress if ingested—so the small beer maker has started manufacturing so-called Edible Six Pack Rings made from barley and other natural materials that break down easily once in the ocean water column and are easy for animals to digest, just in case one or two gets loose during your next picnic or outing on the water.

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"Open space and quality public lands are beneficial to families, visitors and businesses alike," Spurr stresses. "I think it brings economic windfall to an area to be adjacent to any of these protected lands. The visitor economy is so much more robust than the mining industry." Millions of people submitted public comments about the monuments, and the comment period ended on Monday. The vast majority supports keeping the monuments intact.

Meanwhile, Norton Point sunglasses teamed up with the non-profit Plastic Bank in launching three styles of ecofriendly sunglasses made out of plastic collected around Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts where the company is based.

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Pete Spurr with Joshua Tree Realty, also near Mojave Trails, says he's disappointed that his congressman, Paul Cook, signed the letter.

"What people value in the deserts out here are, number one: scenic vistas uninterrupted by manmade objects," he states. "And without this status, this land is very subjected to windmills, solar fields and the mining industry."

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BLU-RAY LOOK: GHOST IN THE SHELL

Scarlett Johansson leads this live-action remake of the beloved 1996 anime which looks great on the smaller screen

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Scarlett Johansson is the main protagonist, Major, in the visually stunning “Ghost in the Shell”. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Arturo Hilario El Observador “Ghost in the Shell” arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, and Video on demand on July 25th, bringing home the eye candy fest that audiences were able to experience in cinemas. Out of the gate, the film gets compared to the original anime and it's difficult to compare the two without going into a longer film history and film theory discussion so I'll leave it at this: This “Ghost in the Shell” is a slick, functional sci-fi action film filled with discussions on humanity, advanced technology's role in life, and identity. The film on its own is luscious in its visuals and takes a lot of cues from our actual reality now. Prosthetics and artificial intelligence are imagined in this not so distant era. Set in a world where people are enhanced with technology, “Ghost in the Shell” follows Major (Scarlett Johansson), who is the first of her kind, a human mind inside an artificial body designed to fight the war against cybercrime for a company called Hanka Robotics. While investigating a dangerous cyberterrorist hacker, (hacking in this world can be done to humans, machines and the hybrid in-betweens as well), Major makes a shocking discovery – the corporation that created her lied about her past life in order to control her. Now putting trust only in her tight-knit military unit, “Section 9”, she begins to unravel what exactly her humanity was, is, and where her loyalties lie in this futuristic world.

As I mentioned before, the film is slick looking, and the attention to detail is remarkable. The visual language of the film is neon, metal and rain and although this may sound kind of gloomy, there is a lot of color and it certainly pops in the Blu-ray edition. The sound is crisp and dialogue doesn't get muff led even when there's the high intensity score rising in the background of when there's shootouts. It features a Dolby Atmos audio track as a default, and it goes a long way to make even a sound bar show the complexities of this world and its sound. Special features I noted were access to a Digital HD copy of the film as well as the following: •  Hard-Wired Humanity: Making Ghost in the Shell • Section 9: Cyber Defenders • Man & Machine: The Ghost Philosophy The highlight of the bonus content is the featurette called “Hard-Wired Humanity: Making Ghost in the Shell” which has a lot of background on how the creators and actors tackled the lore of “Ghost in the Shell”. It was my favorite and learned additional tidbits of information that I'll probably bring up if anyone brings it up at a party or something. In the end “Ghost in the Shell” is a really cool spectacle to watch on your screen and I recommend checking it out to see just how inventive this world is, and how the visual and narrative aspects of it was translated from the original anime. If you're into cyberpunk, “Matrix” style worlds, or Scarlett Johansson, this one should be right up your alley.

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PODERES MÍSTICOS DEL PÉNDULO Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Comenzaremos por describir el péndulo como un peso suspendido de un punto fijo al que se le deja oscilar libremente de un punto a otro bajo la acción de la gravedad y que comúnmente es usado para regular el movimiento de relojes y otras maquinarias. Esta sería su definición de acuerdo al diccionario Webster, pero tal vez para algunos sea simplemente uno de los instrumentos utilizados en construcción para verificar la rectitud de paredes, puertas, vigas, etc. El péndulo,  es un instrumento muy simple y a la vez muy sensible y poderoso; capaz de leer e interpretar la energía que emana de nuestro subconsciente, capaz de discernir las respuestas y verdades que se encuentran en lo más profundo de cada uno de nosotros, a las cuales todos tenemos acceso, pero debido a los problemas y al bullicio de la vida cotidiana nos eluden la mayor parte del tiempo, por ello no logramos hacer ese contacto con el  yo- interno  que es el poseedor de todas las revelaciones, al estar conectado directamente con el consciente colectivo humano y universal.   En esta categoría se puede decir que el péndulo es una "herramienta adivinatoria", que nos asiste a la hora de brindar respuestas y soluciones que ya existen en nuestro subconsciente, poniéndolas en uso en la superficie consciente, logrando así que tomemos las decisiones correctas en nuestras vidas. El péndulo como tal,  puede ser de gran utilidad para su propietario siempre y cuando tome un interés especial en conocerlo, familiarizándose con él, experimentando y aprendiendo a usarlo debidamente, incluyendo por supuesto las normas básicas para un buen mantenimiento. A través de la historia el péndulo también se ha utilizado extensamente en el campo de la medicina, partiendo de investigaciones científicas que han llegado a la conclusión que el cuerpo humano irradia energía positiva y negativa. El péndulo ha jugado un papel preventivo fundamental a la hora de localizar, detectar   y tratar áreas específicas donde se pueden concentrar una gran cantidad de energías perjudiciales para la salud, las cuales, al no ser diagnosticadas a tiempo, pueden llegar a convertirse en serias condiciones patológicas. Al uso del péndulo en

general se le llama Radiestesia; fue un sacerdote francés, el padre Bouly, quien a principios del siglo XX impusiera este término, el cual es una combinación de dos palabras: radius del latín que significa  "irradiar" y aisthesis del griego que significa "sensibilidad". Francia sigue siendo el país que va a la vanguardia en el uso del péndulo, la mayoría de galenos franceses aplican la Radiestesia en sus tratamientos médicos y un gran porcentaje de los mejores libros sobre el tema han sido escritos por ciudadanos de aquel país. París es considerada la capital del pendulismo, en cuyo seno se llevan a cabo anualmente convenciones a las que asisten  miles de Radio estetas de todo el mundo, y es allí entre cafés al aire libre, boutiques, museos y  bistros donde se pueden encontrar las más coloridas y espectaculares  tiendas que se especializan en péndulos de toda clase, desde los más sencillos hasta los más elaborados y costosos, incluyendo también una muy buena selección de libros y todo lo relacionado con el tema. Existe un sinfín de beneficios que podemos obtener del  péndulo y sus aplicaciones en la vida moderna, ya sea como una herramienta para el desarrollo psíquico y espiritual, en nuestra vida personal y profesional, o en el campo de la  ciencia. Es preciso que su poder se tome con mayor interés, estimulando la realización de nuevas investigaciones y estudios aun más profundos,  de ese modo aprovechar de manera considerable las innumerables aplicaciones e invaluable ayuda que el uso del péndulo nos ofrece. Con el péndulo se pueden realizar diversos rituales de curación y adivinación, por ejemplo se cree que asiste en la sanación de las chacras, además se le considera una herramienta de apoyo cuando se dan tratamientos con Reiki. También se utiliza frecuentemente para aclarar interrogantes; por ejemplo, para hacer preguntas de sí o no al péndulo, tómelo con la mano derecha, suspéndalo en el aire, medite y haga su pregunta mientras transmite su poder visual sobre él, si el péndulo gira de norte a sur la respuesta es positiva y si gira de izquierda a derecha la respuesta es negativa. Si gira circularmente en dirección de las manecillas del reloj la respuesta es sí, y si gira circularmente en dirección opuesta a las manecillas del reloj la respuesta es no. Si en dado caso el péndulo se mantiene inerte, deberá modificar su pregunta o formularla de una manera más explícita.

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SING WHAT YOU MEAN

in q u es t io n , a n d s t a r t e d s i ng i ng e xa c t ly what I m ea n t , l ou d and p ro u d. I wa s s u re I s ou nd e d l i ke a c o m p le t e idio t . B u t t h e r e w as no o t her way. To my g reat s u rp ris e , t h e l e ad t ru m p e t p lay er p ic ke d u p h i s ho rn a n d s a id, “ L ike t h i s ? ” and p lay ed e xa c t ly what I h ad s u ng t o t he g ro u p . No t c lo s e t o, not an in t erp re t at io n ; he p laye d e x ac t l y what I ha d s u n g . He t h e n s ai d t o t he f u ll g ro u p , “ S helly r e al l y w ant s a C ha rles t o n here at t h e e nd of b ar 3. L e t ’s s win g it a litt l e h ar d e r.” T he n e xt t a ke wa s p er f e c t .

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S h elly Pal me r Yo u w r ote a n e x pl anato r y e mai l , y o u se n t a Pow er Po in t de ck , yo u c ra f t e d a w h i te p a p e r, yo u cr e ate d a n inf og ra p h i c , y o u made a v i de o , a n d w i th a ll th at, pe o p l e in th e m ee t in g s ti ll h a d que s ti o n s. It ’s b e c a u se y ou d i d n’ t sin g w hat yo u m ea n t. My fi r s t j ob out o f co l l e ge was c om p osi n g music fo r a d v e r ti si n g ( j i n gl e s) fo r Do n E llio tt Pr od u c ti on s. Do n w as a lege n d a r y ja z z m u s i ci an an d a v e r y s ucce ssfu l c om m e r ci al co mp o se r a n d pr od u c e r. W h ile I w a s e x tr e me l y yo ung and in e x per i en c ed , I was n o t e nti r e l y w it ho u t sk i lls. O ne o f the th in gs I w a s p a r ti c u la r ly go o d at w as p utt in g my m u si c al th o ugh ts o n p a p er. I lea r n e d to w r i te music a b o ut th e ti m e I le ar ne d to w r i te E n g lish , a n d by 7 th grade , I w as w rit in g fu ll or c h es tratio n s fo r the junio r h i g h sc h oo l jazz ban d. So I w a s a bi t su r p r i se d whe n, at my firs t r e c or d i n g sessi o n fo r Do n , a b unch of th e w or l d ’s be s t s tudio m us ic i a n s w e r e n ot p l ayin g what I t ho ug h t I h a d p u t o n pap e r. C ommu ni c at i o n Is Co m pli c at ed Mus ic a l n otati on i s o n e o f the m o s t c om p le x for ms o f h uman c o mm u n i c ati on . T he r e ar e t ho usa n d s of c o mbin ati o n s o f s y mb ols. B u t e ve n with th at m uc h fle x i bi li ty, yo u s til l can’ t c o mm u n i c ate e ve r ythin g. If yo u lo o ke d at th e sh ee t musi c fo r a

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r o ck son g , a ja z z s o n g , a n d a f o lk so ng th at s ha red a co m m o n cho rd pr o gr e s s io n , y o u p ro b a b ly c o u ld no t te l l what “ f eel” t he co m p o s er i n te n de d u n les s t he wo rds “ ro c k ,” “jazz gr o o ve,” o r “ 6 0 ’s f o lk ” were w r i tte n o n t he p a ge. S o m e time s It ’s E a s ie r t o Sin g It It to o k D o n a b o u t a n a n o s eco n d t o unde r s t a n d what wa s ha p p en in g . He l e t m e s t ru g g le ( a n d s u ff er mi gh ti ly ) f o r a b o u t five m in u t es be fo r e c a llin g m e in t o t he co n t ro l r o o m, where he s a id, “ Ho w do yo u he ar t his ? ” I wa s m o re t ha n a bit e m b a rra s s ed a s I s heep is hly mutte r e d a f e w s y lla b les o f “ L a , la , l a” to des crib e my t ho u g ht s . D o n l o o ke d at m e like I ha d two hea ds an d sai d, “ T hat ’s n o t what y o u me an at a ll. S in g what y o u m ea n ! ” And w it h t hat he s t a r t ed t o s in g the mus ica l lin e we were re f errin g to i n f u ll vo ic e wit h n o n s en s e syl l abl es . It wa s s o m e k in d o f supe r - a cc u rat e s cat s in g in g wit h co mp l e t ely m a de u p wo rds a n d so unds, b u t it wa s s o m u s ica lly pr e cise , t here wa s n o do u b t a b o u t w hat he wa s t hin k in g o r what h e w as a s k in g f o r. W it h t hat he said, “G o o u t t here a n d s in g what yo u mea n . T he y will u n ders t a n d yo u. Si n g it b ig a n d lo u d a n d do n’ t w o rr y a b o u t t he n o n s en s e syl l abl es – t hat ’s n o t what t he y ’ ll be l i s te n in g t o . Tru s t m e; it will w o r k .” A s in s tr u c t ed, I hea ded b a c k in t o the s tu dio , lo o ked s t ra ig ht in t o the e yes o f t he p lay ers , c a lled the i r att en t io n t o t he m ea s u res

I wo u ld n o t have t h ou g h t t o des crib e t he m u s ical p h ras e I wa s a s k in g f o r wit h a mi x e d m e t a p ho r. Mu s ica lly s p e aki ng , we were p lay in g a k in d of a d i s c o t hin g ( it wa s t he lat e ’ 7 0 s ) . T h e wo rd “ C ha rles t o n” w h i c h t h e lea d t ru m p e t p lay er u s e d t o ge t e ver y o n e’s m u s ic a l t hin ki ng i n l i ne wa s f ro m a n o t her t im e and p l ac e . B u t e ver y o n e k n e w wh at h e m e ant ( reg a rdles s o f t he r e f e r e nc e ) b eca u s e I s a n g what I m e ant . L e s s o n s L ea r n e d I lea rn ed two im p o r t ant l e s s ons t hat day. Firs t , “ S in g w h at you m ea n” is a p er f ec t me t ap h or f or

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LÍDER DEL SENADO, DE LEÓN, SOBRE LA APROBACIÓN DE CAP-AND-TRADE (LÍMITES Y COMERCIO) S AC R A M E N T O - E l P r e s i d e n t e p r o Te m p o r e d e l S e n a d o d e Ca lifor nia , Kevin de L eón ( D -L o s Á n g e l e s), d i o a c o n o c e r la sig uient e decla ra ción e st a semana después de que el Sena do del Est a do de Ca lifor nia aprobara un pa quete de proyec tos de ley pa ra ex t ender el hist ór ico prog rama est at a l de L ímites y C omercio, conocido como “Capa n d -Tr a d e ”, h a s t a 2 0 3 0 . "Los c a lifor nianos apoyan abr uma doramente nu e s t r o s esf uerzos para hacer f rente al c a m b i o c l i m á t i c o; s a b e n q u e e s una amenaza urgente y quieren que siga mos lidera ndo. E so e s exac tamente lo que estamos ha ciendo a l ex tender el prog rama d e L í m i t e s y C o m e r c i o (C a p - a n d Tr a d e). " He m o s f i j a d o l o s o b j e t i v o s d e reducción de ga se s de efec t o inver na dero má s ambiciosos en la na ción, y el prog ra ma de L ím it e s

y Comercio (C a p - a n d -Tr a d e) e s nu e s t r a p ó l i z a d e s e g u r o para ay udar nos a a lc anzar esos objet ivos de ma nera ef icient e y a sequible. Este paquete de med ida s leg islativa s reduce los costos de energ ía , for t a lece la ca lidad del aire loca l y estabiliza los e sencia le s f lujos de ing re sos que nos per miten inver tir en energ ía s limpia s y mejora r la calidad de v ida de toda s la s c o mu n i d a d e s d e C a l i f o r n i a . "L os c a lifor nianos entienden que realmente no podemos tener una econom ía sana que est é c o n s t r u i d a p a r a p e r d u r a r, s i n t oma r med ida s sig nif ic at iva s pa ra proteger la sa lud públic a y preser var un med ioambiente habitable. Este acuerdo hace hincapié en ese equilibr io y mu e s t r a u n a v e z m á s q u e Ca lifor nia est á má s que list a para a celerar y liderar donde Wa s h i n g t o n n o l o h a c e".

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