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OPINION

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JULY 22-28, 2016

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR San Jose's residents need to understand that “Officerinvolved shooting” will not include the SJ Independent Police Auditor when no complaint is filed. As a result, during 2015 when 12 shooting incidents occurred, and only three residents filed a complaint, only those three OIS incidents included the SJ-IPA. SJ Residents must understand that no complaint filed with IPA results in IPA not being included as an objective reviewer. To file a complaint, simply phone San Jose Independent Police Auditor, 408-794-6226 (leave a message which includes your contact information). Given the current national “Officer-involved Shootings (OIS)” focus', it seemed prudent to inform the City of San Jose community about those OIS incidents which involve only the San Jose Police Department and occurred within the jurisdiction of the

City of San Jose, CA. Information used in this brief summary is fully presented in Chapter 4 entitled “OfficerInvolved Shootings, 2015 IPA Year End Report, pp 44-48, Office of the Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose, issued April 2016 by Walter Katz, Independent Police Auditor and Staff <www.sanjoseca. gov/ipa>; <Facebook.com/ SanJoseIPA>; <twitter.com/ SanJoseIPA>. Interested parties are encouraged to read this information (copies are available at the MLK Library). If improvements and updates in the current local civic ordinances, policies, and procedures are needed, it behooves an informed, interested public to become knowledgeable advocates who communicate their concerns directly to the SJ-IPA, Phone 408-794-6226. Simply stated, lawenforcement officials need to be subject to the same 'checks/ balances' which are embedded in the U.S. Constitution. And as agencies supported by the public via tax revenues, all law enforcement agencies need to become more transparent about their operations, policies, and procedures. Some 'checks and balance' processes do exist, however, these are not

administered openly and full disclosure to the public is a goal yet to be achieved. The average citizen needs to learn to become more specific. For example, several years ago, 'a cop shot an innocent Mexican-American man in the back in downtown San Jose'. That statement is false because it was a CA Drug Enforcement Agency who mis-identified an innocent man of color as the suspect he was seeking; asked the 'misidentified suspect' to stop; the challenged individual did not stop for questioning, but rather 'took off'; was chased; jumped an 8 foot link chain fence; which the DEA agent did not 'jump', but in his frustration, pulled his weapon and fired several deadly rounds. The facts are that it was not a SJPD 'cop' who was responsible for this OIS incident; it was a DEA agent. Citizens need to be specific because if 'the law and its applications' are to be improved, then specific, factual and truthful communication is required to make improvements in existing law and its enforcement. Especially when the community wants to hold a law enforcement official accountable and responsible. As a member of the SJ-IPA Citizen's Advisory Council, I have learned first-hand

about the current operations and practices of the SJPD. All of this information is documented each year in the Annual Reports of the SJ-IPA, the latest edition of which is cited above. Again, interested parties are encouraged to become directly informed by reading these reports. Direct information is superior to 'hearsay' which often contains mis-information and engenders confusion resulting in 'no-action'. What is of great interest is the following summarized data presented in Chapter 4, 2015 IPA Annual Report:: During Calendar Year 2011, there were 11 Officer-involved Shootings; in year 2012, only 2 OIS; in year 2013 six (6) OIS; in year 2014 four (4) OIS; and in year 2015 twelve (12) OIS's occurred. All this during a period when the SJPD sworn-officer staff had fallen from 1,500+ down to about 750+. So OIS incidents do not seem to be related to police department staffing levels. At the national levels, 920 OIS incidents result in the death of the alleged suspect. In the City of San Jose during 2015, of the 12 OIS incidents, six (6) were fatal shootings. In accord with existing policy and procedure, each OIS incident was subjected to reviews (using the SJPD's “deadly

force policy, the shooting review process, and the IPA's mandated responsibilities”). The legal authority for the police use of force is found in California's Penal Code, Section 835a: “Any peace officer who has reasonable doubt that the person to be arrested has committed a public offense may use reasonable force to effect the arrest, to prevent escape or to overcome resistance.” This is the statutory basis for the SJPD's Duty Manual, Section L-2602: “Objectively reasonable force is that level of force which is appropriate when analyzed from the perspective of reasonable officer possessing the same information and faced with the same circumstances as the officer who has actually used force.” Finally, (SJPD) policy prescribes the circumstances when an officer may use lethal force, namely a firearm. Each incident is unique and is reviewed from several perspectives. REMEMBER THAT THE IPA IS NOT INVOLVED WHEN NO COMPLAINT IS FILED, SO PHONE 408794-6226.

Por un ejercicio responsable de la libertad José López Zamorano LA RED HISPANA En sus orígenes, las convenciones del Partido Republicano y del Partido Demócrata fueron un foro de un intenso y apasionado debate político de las ideas, iniciativas o problemas de la nación, como también del examen público de los méritos de quienes aspiraban a dirigir los destinos del país. Aunque algunas de las Convenciones políticas han estado marcadas por manifestaciones violentas como las registradas en 1968, después del asesinato del líder afro americano Martin Luther King, la mayor parte de las expresiones han sido pacíficas, como corresponde al ejercicio responsable de la libertad de expresión. Sin embargo, llama la atención que las autoridades del estado de Ohio, donde se celebra esta semana la Convención Republicana que nominará a Donald

Trump como candidato presidencial, mantuvieran la política estatal que permite por portar armas en público y a la vista, una legislación conocida como “Open Carry”. Sólo en la Quicken Loans Arena, el sitio donde será nominado oficialmente Trump, no se permitirá la portación de armas porque el Servicio Secreto lo etiquetó como un Evento Especial de Seguridad Nacional. Durante el fin de semana previo a la Convención fui testigo en primera fila de una manifestación contra las políticas migratorias de Trump. Más de un centenar de jóvenes protestó contra sus planes de muros fronterizos. Lo hizo con intensidad, con pasión y, lo más importante, de manera totalmente pacífica sin confrontar a la policía. Las manifestaciones pacíficas confirman y validan a los sistemas democráticos, porque son el mejor ejemplo de que el

ejercicio de uno de los derechos más fundamentales, no debilita sino fortalece a la nación, cuando se ejerce de manera respetuosa y responsable. Es por eso que resulta totalmente inaceptable que desde la tribuna de las campañas presidenciales alguno de los candidatos enaltezca la violencia y las agresiones contra aquellos que discrepan de nuestros propios puntos de vista. De la misma forma, aquellas organizaciones que ejercen su derecho a la libertad de expresión, deben hacerlo no sólo de manera pacífica sino respetando a aquellos que se reúnen libremente para respaldar a cualquier aspirante presidencial. Uno de las tareas más complejas de las democracias modernas es lograr ese perfecto balance, en el cual el ejercicio de los derechos de un grupo de personas no afecte el ejercicio de los derechos de otros. Las sociedades que alcanzan ese

equilibrio son recompensadas con el privilegio de la estabilidad política. Hace casi 150 años, en 1867, un presidente mexicano, Benito Juárez, pronunció una frase que debería convertirse en una filosofía universal de las sociedades del mundo: “El respeto al derecho ajeno, es la paz”.

P.O. Box 1990 San Jose, CA 95109 99 North First Street, Suite 100 San Jose, CA 95113 PUBLISHER Angelica Rossi angelica@el-observador.com PUBLISHER EMERITUS Hilbert Morales hmorales@el-observador.com ADVERTISING & SALES DIRECTOR Angelica Rossi angelica@el-observador.com SALES Jusitn Rossi justin@el-observador.com MANAGING EDITOR Arturo Hilario arturo@el-observador.com spanish.editor@el-observador.com CONTRIBUTORS Jusitn Rossi Mario Jimenez Hector Curriel OP-ED Hilbert Morales english.editor@el-observador.com LEGAL NOTICES Erica Marie Najar eolegalnotices@gmail.com ACCOUNTING Erica Marie Najar eofrontdesk@gmail.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Leila Velasco leila@el-observador.com ABOUT US El Observador was founded in 1980 to serve the informational needs of the Hispanic community in the San Francisco Bay Area with special focus on San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be transmitted or reproduced by any form or by any means, this includes photo copying, recording or by any informational storage and retrevial systems, electronic or mechanical without express written consent of the publishers. Opinions expressed in El Observador by persons submitting articles are not necessarily the opinions of the publishers.

Estados Unidos atraviesa un periodo de convulsión social por el reciente asesinato de policías y de afro americanos, en la recta final hacia las elecciones presidenciales del 8 de noviembre. Nada mejor que celebrar y honrar a la democracia más longeva del planeta, que ejerciendo de manera responsable y respetuoso los derechos fundamentales que han costado muchas vidas y sacrificios a lo largo de su historia. Para más información visita <www. laredhispana.org>.

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR!

JULY 22-28, 2016

JULY 22-30, 2016 VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN SAN JOSÉ

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SV BEER WEEK Friday July 22, 2016 / 12pm Downtown San Jose Craft beer tastings and food pairing events Various Prices

GRPC NATURE PRINTS ART WORKSHOP Saturday July 23, 2016 / 10am Guadalupe River Park 438 Coleman Ave San Jose, CA $15 - $20

FLO RIDA AND BELANOVA CONCERT Monday July 25, 2016 / 5pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park 194 S Market St San Jose, CA Free

MLS ALL-STAR WEEK EVENTS Friday July 22, 2016 / 12pm Downtown San Jose Multiple events Plaza de Cesar Chavez; Circle of Palms; San Pedro Square Market & Avaya Stadium Various Prices

GURDAS MAAN Saturday July 23, 2016 / 8pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $49 - $500

DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET PRESENTED BY KAISER Every Friday, May 6 – November 18, 2016 / 10am – 2pm San Pedro Street Downtown San Jose, CA Free

TOXIC SUMMER 2016 Friday July 22, 2016 / 6:30pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $55 - $75

JOHNSON AND JOHNSON CARE RUN Sunday July 24, 2016 / 8am Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park 194 S Market St San Jose, CA Various Prices

OLD SCHOOL LEGENDS LIVE! Friday July 22, 2016 / 7:30pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA Various Prices

NICKY JAM Sunday July 24, 2016 / 7pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $60 - $160

GREEN DAY’S AMERICAN IDIOT Friday July 22, 2016 / 8pm City Lights Theatre 529 2nd St San Jose, CA $19 - $35

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC Sunday July 24, 2016 / 8pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $55 - $75

SAN JOSE JAZZ SUMMER FEST 2016 Aug 12-14, 2016 / various times Downtown San Jose Downtown area, 12 stages San Jose, CA Prices VaRY

2016 SUMMER PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS Ongoing Theatre on San Pedro Two week long camps $255 - $495 http://www.tabardtheatre.org/ youth/index.html

FREMONT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Thursday July 7 to Thursday August 4, 2016 / various times Central Park Performance Pavilion Fremont, CA Free

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EDUCATION /BUSINESS

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Qué Hacer Cuando el “IRS” Llama Better Business Bureau

Usted está en la tienda, y escucha timbrar su teléfono. Cuando contesta, escucha una voz amenazadora, diciendo que es un oficial del IRS – completa con un número de credencial – le indica que usted debe dinero al IRS, y si no paga una cierta cantidad de dinero en este momento para suprimir una orden de detención, la policía estará en su casa cuando regrese. Suena aterrador, ¿verdad? Estafadores utilizan tácticas de miedo como este todos los días para engañar a consumidores responsables, que respetan la ley, fuera de su dinero.

De hecho, al cierre de junio, más de 8.000 estafas de presentación de impuestos fueron reportadas al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB, incluyendo 50 en el área de servicio del Golden Gate BBB (sirviendo los condados de Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino, Lake, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Francisco, y San Mateo). La estafa de impuestos fue la #1 de BBB en el 2015 y este año también es la estafa más reportada tanto a nivel nacional como a nivel local.

Estafas telefónicas del IRS son un problema a nivel nacional alrededor de la temporada de presentación de impuestos – tanto es así que las llamadas telefónicas agresivas y amenazantes por criminales imitando agentes del IRS es el principio de la lista de estafas fiscales para la temporada de presentación del 2016 IRS. Estas llamadas son peligrosas y son un riesgo real para contribuyentes – amenazas de detención, deportación, y revocación de la licencia son posibilidades asustadizas que pueden convencer a alguien a actuar con rapidez y pagar sin pensando. Tácticas de alta presión están diseñadas para provocar esta respuesta, pero recuerda: el IRS solo iniciará el contacto a través de correo tradicional. El Comisionado del IRS John Koskinene le puso

simplemente: “si usted es sorprendido al oír de nosotros, no está oyendo de nosotros.” Esto puede ser de conocimiento común a adultos, pero los estafadores ahora están recurriendo a un grupo más vulnerable: los estudiantes. Estas estafas amenazan arresto por evasión de impuestos debido a la falta de pagar un “impuesto federal para estudiantes”. Es importante que toda la familia se eduque sobre estafas: siempre tenga cuidado si alguien pide que actúe inmediatamente, y póngase en contacto con el IRS directamente si no está seguro. Además, reporte sospecha comunicación relacionado al IRS a phishing@ irs.gov y al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB (junto con cualquier otra estafa) para llamar atención al problema y ayudar a proteger otros consumidores. Estos son algunos consejos para protegerse contra estas y otras estafas de impuesto:

Para comprobar si la persona que llama es realmente parte del IRS o si usted realmente debe impuestos, llame al IRS directamente al 800-829-1040. Recuerde que el IRS no va a iniciar contacto con usted por teléfono, mensaje de texto, o medios sociales. Sea cauteloso si alguien pide que usted actúe inmediatamente o page a través de una tarjeta de débito, tarjeta de regalo, o transferencia de dinero. Estafadores utilizan tácticas de miedo amenazantes para forzarte a actuar con rapidez antes de que usted pueda darse cuenta de que está siendo engañado. Los estafadores también quieren que usted use métodos de pago que no sean trazables o reembolsables. Usando una tarjeta de crédito ofrece más protección contra transacciones fraudulentas. Si recibe un correo electrónico o llamada telefónica del “IRS” que parece una estafa, no dé ninguna información personal ni haga clic en enlaces o adjuntos. Repórtelo al IRS, el FTC, y el Rastreador de Estafas de BBB.

Cuando llame el IRS, hágase seguro que realmente son ellos, y no un estafador.

JULY 22-28, 2016

Families are Tapping More Scholarships and Grants to Pay for College StatePoint

the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Families spent less out-of-pocket for college in academic year 2015-16 compared to last year, as they took advantage of more scholarships and grants to foot the bill, according to a new national study.

• Borrowing not a forgone conclusion: Fewer than half of families borrowed last year. In fact, the proportions of funding from family savings and income and scholarships and grants were twice as high as the proportion of funds borrowed. Student borrowing paid 13 percent of all college costs, down from 16 percent last year.

Scholarships and grants covered 34 percent of college costs, according to the report, the largest percentage of any resource over the last five years. Approximately, half of families used a scholarship or grant to help pay for college. • Bachelor’s: the new norm: Families are firmly in agreement on the value of college: 98 percent believe it’s an investment in their student’s future and 90 percent expect their student to earn a bachelor’s degree. What’s more, 54 percent of families expect their student to earn a graduate degree. Families are putting their money where their mouth is -- the vast majority are willing to stretch financially to make college happen. • Making college more affordable: Nearly all families took at least one cost-saving measure, while most took five or more. These measures include cutting personal spending, working while in school, living at home, and taking accelerated coursework to graduate faster. Additionally, four in five students attended college in their home state, and one in three started at community college. Eighty-five percent of families completed

• Cost important, but not top factor: Sixtyseven percent of families narrow college choices based on cost, but when it comes to making the final decision, this takes a back seat. Primary reasons in choosing a college are split evenly between academic program and personal choice, which includes campus culture, extracurricular activities and student population. Cost ranked third at 27 percent. • Planning still pays off: Only 40 percent of families have a plan to pay for college — but in families with plans, students are more likely to pursue bachelor’s degrees, there is more willingness and ability to spend on college, and students borrow 40 percent less than those from families without plans. “The results of this important annual study shed light on critical financial decisions families are making for and with their collegebound students,” said Julia Clark, senior vice president at Ipsos Public Affairs. “The changing roles that college cost, borrowing, and savings play in this process are essential to understand as key factors in the broader higher education landscape.”


JULY 22-28, 2016

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Motivating The Remote Workforce NAPS According to Global WorkplaceAnalytics. com, 80 to 90 percent of the U.S. workforce would like to telework at least part-time. With the number of telecommuters expected to reach 5 million this year, virtual workplaces aren’t the wave of the future, they are already here. The benefits to virtual employees are numerous, including providing a better worklife balance and increased flexibility, and organizations can take advantage by hiring workers for the best fit, regardless of physical location. Industrial and organizational (I O) psychologist Dr. Lori LaCivita, Walden University’s Program Director for the M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, says that while this trend is on the rise, there are critical steps employers and employees need to take to create a cohesive and productive team of virtual and on-site colleagues. Expert Advice For Virtual Workers Research suggests that virtual workers are often more productive than their in-office counterparts, due to fewer distractions in their homes. While working remotely isn’t for everyone, Dr. LaCivita shares some expert advice to overcome the challenges for virtual workers: • Virtual workers need to be able to work independently and prioritize effectively, as well as create structure for their day. • Working remotely requires a higher level of communication since you can’t pick up on nonverbal cues and don’t have the inperson social interactions office workers have, so virtual workers need to find ways to communicate more frequently with managers and in-office employees.

Reminds Californians to Search for their Lost or Forgotten Funds

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee recently cautioned Californians to be aware of common consumer scams related to the unclaimed property program that she administers. The Controller’s Office has received recent complaints from the public about suspicious postcards, mail, and emails related to unclaimed property.

• Virtual workers should have a good understanding of the technology needed to work from home, and a backup plan, should that technology ever fail.

Mailed postcard solicitations may instruct recipients to phone a number and enter personal information. The state will never ask people to provide personal information to a callin number or charge a fee to return unclaimed property. Anyone can go to <claimit.ca.gov> to search for property in their name, and they may claim it directly from the Controller’s Office without going through a third party.

Employers and managers need to have an understanding of how an employee does the job, both virtually and on-site, and an appreciation for what each person brings to the table. It’s a manager’s job to create an inclusive, collaborative environment. • Close supervision is not the key to success. Managers need to look at virtual workers’ responsiveness, consistency and successes to determine performance. • Fostering face-to-face interactions on accomplishing tasks and projects through videoconferencing and encouraging colleagues to connect through social media are important to create increased collaboration at work and decreased feelings of isolation. • Managers need to recognize and reward both on-site and remote workers to garner trust and appreciation among team members. Where have all the workers gone? At many companies, a great deal of employees work from home, and properly managed, experts say, they can do a better job.

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Controller Yee Warns of Unclaimed Property Scams

• It’s critical for remote workers to prove to their employers they’re effective and self-driven when not in the office. One way is to create a portfolio of successes and experience working virtually. Performance is based on how successfully projects are completed and how virtual workers can pull the team together, despite the challenge of not being together in the same location.

Tips For Employers And Managers

BUSINESS

Some emailed solicitations are from individuals who claim to work for the government, instructing the recipient to contact a private attorney for assistance in recovering their lost property. The State Controller does not send out unsolicited emails about unclaimed property, nor would she refer people to attorneys simply to file an unclaimed property claim. Controller Yee strongly recommends that recipients not respond to these false solicitations, as the senders are seeking personal information they can misuse, or will charge exorbitant fees for recovering property that consumers can claim for free by searching the online database. “Every day we are reuniting thousands of dollars’ worth of lost money and other property with rightful owners,” said Controller Yee, the state’s chief fiscal officer. “Unfortunately, as with anything involving money, there are fraudsters who hope to get a slice of it. If you are unsure of any correspondence or phone calls regarding unclaimed property, contact my

office for verification. My team is available to help consumers avoid being victimized.” Investigators (also known as heir finders) are individuals or companies that offer to file property claims in exchange for a fee. California law allows this, as long as the fee is no greater than 10 percent of the value of the property that is returned. However, consumers can claim their property free of charge directly from the State Controller's Office by going to the online database or calling (800) 992-4647. Established in 1959, California’s unclaimed property law requires banks, corporations, and other entities to report and transfer property to the State Controller’s Office when there has been no activity for a certain period of time, generally three years. Common types of unclaimed property are bank accounts, life insurance benefits, uncashed checks, wages, stocks, bonds, and safe deposit box contents. The Controller protects this lost property in perpetuity and works to reunite it with the rightful owners. As the chief fiscal officer of California, Controller Yee is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s financial resources. The Controller also safeguards many types of property until claimed by the rightful owners, and has independent auditing authority over government agencies that spend state funds. She is a member of numerous financing authorities, and fiscal and financial oversight entities including the Franchise Tax Board. She also serves on the boards for the nation's two largest public pension funds. Elected in 2014, Controller Yee is the tenth woman elected to a statewide office in California’s history. Follow the Controller on Twitter at @ CAController and on Facebook at California State Controller’s Office.


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HEALTH

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JULY 22-28, 2016

BAD MEDICINE: If You're Hurt By Generic Drugs – Good Luck Trying to Sue Suzanne Potter California News Service

SAN DIEGO - Under current law, generic drug companies can rarely be sued when their products cause serious harm. Patient advocates are slamming the FDA for dragging its feet on a new rule to fix the so-called generic safety loophole. The FDA recently announced it won't finalize the rule, which was proposed in 2013, until at least April of 2017. 17-year-old Taylor Smoot from San Diego said four years ago she took Zarah, a generic form of the birth control pill Yaz, to regulate her cycle. She developed dozens of blood clots and has since suffered through 24 surgeries. "I have almost died many times," Smoot said. "I've gone through a

coma. All because of this generic drug. On the labels, they did not have a warning. I would have been warned if I had taken the brand name. That is why I'm going to be living with this for the rest of my life." The risk of blood clots was known. Bayer, the maker of brand name Yaz, paid out more than a billion dollars to settle lawsuits. But Smoot and others like her can't sue for a dime. That's because in 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that since federal regulations don't require generic companies to update their labels, makers of generic drugs have very limited liability in drug injury lawsuits. Smoot's former attorney, Tom Lamb, said insurance companies often insist that patients take the cheaper generics - and millions of Americans have no

idea they're giving up their legal rights when they fill the prescription. "80 percent of the drugs that are dispensed at pharmacies are generic," Lamb said. "And people are unaware of this rule that if they've got a prescription filled with a generic as opposed to the brand name drug that they have no legal recourse against a manufacturer if they suffer a drug injury." According to Lamb, generic drug companies claim it would be confusing to doctors if the labels were different on ten versions of the same drug. But the new federal rule would give the FDA the power to evaluate reported risks and require all brand name and generic versions to carry the same warnings. To learn more about the 2011 Supreme Court ruling, visit supremecourt.gov.

Taylor Smoot, when she was in a medically-induced coma after surgery for blood clots caused by a generic drug. (Taylor Smoot)

CA YA NO IRÁ CONTRA PROPIEDADES DE MUCHOS USUARIOS DE MEDI-CAL Suzanne Potter California News Service

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Los Defensores de los ciudadanos Senior elogian al Gobernador Jerry Brown por firmar la Ley Medi-Cal de Recuperacion de Propiedades (Medi-Cal Estate Recovery Act) - y animan a quienes son elegibles a que la soliciten, porque luego del primero de enero ya no tendran que temer que el estado les quite su casa. Comentan Pam Cortina, paciente y defensora de la reforma de Medi-Cal; y Linda Nguy (WAY), asociada en politicas en el Centro sobre Ley y Pobreza del Oeste (Western Center on Law and Poverty). Los defensores de los adultos mayores levantan la voz para llamar la atencion sobre la Ley MediCal de Recuperacion de Propiedades (MCERA, por sus siglas en ingles), recientemente firmada por el gobernador Jerry Brown. La ley revierte una vieja politica por la que el estado podia gravar cualquier propiedad que dejaban ciertos pacientes de Medi-Cal al morir. Pam Cortina, derechohabiente de Medi-Cal que lucha contra dos formas de cancer, dice que este cambio a la ley es un gran alivio. "Ya sabes, aqui estoy, ya estaba con dos enfermedades severas, y no podia trabajar. Ademas la carga que era estar sentada aqui nada mas pensando, bueno, es todo por lo que he trabajado, y mis herederos no lo tendran." La politica anterior apuntaba a los bienes de la gente muy pobre y trae unos 30 millones de

dolares anuales a las arcas del estado. Cortina dice que es injusto porque solo se aplica a la gente de muy bajos ingresos mayor de 54 anos, y no a la gente joven que esta con Medi-Cal, a quien tiene subsidios estatales para poder pagar un plan Covered California, ni a la gente mayor de Medi-Cal. Linda Nguy, del Centro sobre Ley y Pobreza del Oeste (Western Center on Law and Poverty), dice que el estado ya tampoco podra enviar una factura a los herederos por la cuota medica que Medi-Cal pago cada mes del plan de salud -unos 600 dolares- aunque el paciente nunca haya usado los servicios medicos. Siendo asi, dice ella, la gente no tiene por que apenarse ante MediCal. "Ha sido una barrera que la gente haya elegido no inscribirse en Medi-Cal. Para simplemente renunciar a tener un seguro medico, a pesar de que son elegibles." El estado aun recuperara costos con las propiedades de los pacientes de Medi-Cal que necesitaron cuidados en casa, como lo ordena la ley federal. La nueva ley entra en vigor el primero de enero. Defensores de los adultos mayores estan levantando la voz para llamar la atencion hacia la Ley de Recuperacion de Activos de Medi-Cal (Medi-Cal Estate Recovery Act), recientemente firmada por el Gobernador Jerry Brown, la cual protege los activos de los derechohabientes de Medi-Cal despues de su muerte.


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For many, summer is about freedom on the open road. It's a carefree time, focused on fun, family and adventures. What it's usually not is a time to realize that more time on the road can mean a higher risk of an accident. In the U.S. alone, there are 10 million car accidents every year. This doesn't mean that your vacation can't be all fun and games -- it just takes some planning ahead. When preparing for a road trip, many people make sure their vehicle is up to date on its maintenance check-up and they may know how to change a tire -- but being prepared for a road trip is much more than that. Today's drivers must follow a few new tips for successful summer travel and consumer safety, according to Gold Class, which provides industry-recognized training to collision repair shop technicians. New Road Trip •Preparation Tips Solid preparation can mean more successful road trips. Here are a few tips travelers should keep in mind, since the top contributors to vehicle collisions are distracted driving, speeding and drunk driving, and these risks only increase in summer due to more road traffic, construction and new teenage drivers. Remember that distractions go beyond your phone. While much of today's invehicle technology is designed to help mitigate vehicle collisions, you have to know its limitations. Don't forget that the very technology helping keep you safe in your

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vehicle can also be a distraction: At any given moment, approximately 660,000 people are manipulating electronic devices or using cell phones while driving. Test technology features you don't typically use before you go, and learn how to best apply new vehicle technology at MyCarDoesWhat.org. Don't just rely on technology. Be aware of dramatic speed shifts that might alert you to changing driving conditions ahead (such as a small town, school zone or dangerous curves). This is even more important when driving in unfamiliar terrain. While navigation systems, adaptive headlights that can "see" around curves and the latest curve speed warning technology can all help, reviewing a map in advance and paying attention to road signage and conditions along the way can be a big help. If you're drinking, know ridesharing options. A drunk driving-related accident occurs every two minutes. Besides friends, consider ridesharing options like Uber and Lyft, which are available throughout the U.S. and even in places where public transportation isn't as popular. Simply download the apps and schedule your ride beforehand. Make an educated decision: Getting into a car accident while traveling can introduce another layer of complexity. Having to make a rushed decision about where to repair your car only adds to a stressful situation. Do your research ahead of time to find shops that have technicians who have received updated, model- and automaker-specific training and the knowledge to properly fix your vehicle. Don't play around with your safety: Add these tips to your summer travel preparation checklist to be an educated consumer for your peace of mind.

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Energizing Breakfasts for Weekday Mornings

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Greens for breakfast might sound unconventional, but starting the day with vegetables is a fantastic way to check off some of the daily requirements for vitamins and minerals, plus get the energy needed to stay full and focused all morning.

Smoothies are a great grab-and-go breakfast item that can be customized to each family member’s tastes. A handful of fresh greens can increase the nutritional value of nearly any smoothie recipe.

If your family isn’t exactly keen on greens, these simple breakfast items can ease everyone into a healthier morning routine. SATISFYING SMOOTHIE BOWLS Smoothie bowls are sweet and satisfying -- and meant to be eaten with a spoon. Thicker than a typical smoothie, these delicious bowls are a mix of fresh and frozen produce, blended with your choice of superfoods and toppings. Include leafy greens such as kale or spinach and seeds like chia or hemp for a powerpacked breakfast. Add avocado for a silky texture, then top with fresh berries, nuts or seeds. PUMPED-UP PANCAKES Whip up pancakes with a secret ingredient -- zucchini. Mix chopped zucchini right into the batter and your family won’t even notice that their favorite breakfast treat has an extra boost of antioxidants and Vitamin C. For a less intense green color, peel the zucchini before blending into the batter.

Use the natural sweetness of fruit as a camouflage for vegetables. Pineapples, oranges and grapes are particularly good ingredients to marry with vegetables. Apples can offset greens with a slight bite. Experiment to figure out your favorite combinations, increasing the amount of greens as your family becomes more accustomed to them. To get started, try this recipe for a Basic Green Smoothie: Ingredients: • 1/2 banana, peeled • 1 1/2 cups green grapes • 1 medium orange, about 5 1/2 ounces, whole, peeled but with pith intact • 1-inch thick slice pineapple with core, peeled • 1 1/2 cups packed fresh spinach • 1/8 teaspoon grated lime zest or thin slice of lime with peel, about 1-inch diameter • 2 Tablespoons agave nectar • 1 cup ice cubes Directions:

MAKE-AHEAD SAVORY MUFFINS Muffins can be sweet or savory and are easy to take on the go. Create tasty, satiating breakfast muffins with a crust made of blended cauliflower, spinach, eggs and spices. Mold the crust into the bottom of muffin tins, top with an egg and bits of cooked bacon or ham, and bake for a make-ahead breakfast item.

• Place ingredients into blender in the order listed and secure lid. • Blend for 30 seconds, or until desired consistency is reached. Subtly incorporating vegetables into your family’s diet can help expand palates and get the day off to a strong start.


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Check Food Safety Compliance of Local Restaurants on New SCCDineOut App for Android Devices, Updated Apple iOS App Available New feature allows users to subscribe to receive food safety update notifications on specific restaurants

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – Eating at local restaurants with family and friends this summer? Be sure to use the new SCCDineOut App for Android devices to check on a restaurant’s food safety compliance status, inspection results and closures, from your smart phone. The SCCDineOut App is now available for both Android and Apple iOS devices, and offers a new feature that allows users to subscribe for notifications on food safety inspections and compliance activity for their favorite restaurants. “The SCCDineOut app makes it simple and easy to check for a restaurant’s compliance status and inspection results on mobile phones before you visit an establishment,” said Jim Blamey, Director, County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health. “We now have the added feature that allows users to stay up to date on routine food inspection activities at their favorite restaurants.” On SCCDineOut, consumers can view the most recent food inspection results for a restaurant they are considering, including specific violations, if any. They can also view a list of restaurants that have been closed for food safety violations during the last six months. Features of the SCCDineOut app include: •Inspection results for thousands of food facilities within Santa Clara County • Subscribe to receive notifications when new activity occurs for specific restaurants • Search by food facility name or those near your current location • Sort inspection results by compliance scores • View contact information for food facilities • Easily view closure information for food facilities that are immediately closed due to a major violation

• More information about the placard color and compliance score • Submit feedback to the Department The County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health (DEH) launched the SCCDineOut Mobile App for both Android and Apple iOS devices to help the public make informed decisions when eating at local restaurants. “The SCCDineOut App for Android devices is our newest product to support the County’s effort to inform residents about the food safety compliance records of area food facilities,” said Michael Balliet, Director of Consumer Protection Division. “Diners now have access to inspection results on their mobile devices, online, and at restaurant locations.” The SCCDineOut App complements the County’s food facility placarding and scoring program - which assigns a Green, Yellow, or Red colored placard for food facilities and posts the results of environmental health inspections online along with the compliance score - to alert diners to whether or not a facility is in compliance with food safety laws. The color-coded placards are posted in plain view at all food facilities that perform food preparation, and now grocery stores following a routine inspection. The colored placards are issued as Environmental Health Specialists conduct inspections throughout the year. Inspection schedules vary and depend on the historical compliance of food facilities. Download SCCDineOut from the Apple iOS App Store or Google Play or review inspection reports online at www.sccgov.org/sccdineout. For more information, please visit the Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency website (cepascc.org) or Facebook page (facebook.com/cepascc).

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Santa Clara County Crack Down on Immigration Fraud Arrests made of Immigration Consultants operating illegally Off ice of the Sheriff

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – In partnership with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, Sheriff Deputies arrested two individuals on Friday July 15, who were illegally providing immigration services in San Jose.

have a $100,000 bond, satisfactorily pass a background check from DOJ and apply with the California Secretary of State as an Immigration Consultant. Compliance with the Immigration Consulting laws provides the first step in safeguarding the community from fraudulent immigration services and incompetent services resulting in lost cases or deportation.

Acting on a tip, the Sheriff ’s Notario Fraud Investigations Unit determined that Al Sanchez Bookkeeping and Tax business located at 31 S. Jackson Avenue in San Jose, California was providing immigration services without the required Immigration Consultant clearance from the California Secretary of State and having the required $100,000 bond. Both business owner Al Sanchez, and employee, Patricia Garcia Abonce were arrested for misdemeanor charges. “Immigrants can be very vulnerable targets for abuse and fraud,” said Sheriff Laurie Smith. “Cracking down on unlawful immigration service providers ensures immigrants get the services they are promised and the services they paid for.” Santa Clara County has a very diverse population comprised of immigrant families from various different nationalities. It is critical that those in need of immigration services know that the providers they hire are both competent and are providing services that comply with legal standards. Often times, those who cannot provide immigration assistance legally, will attempt to gain the trust of an individual unlawfully perform immigration services, causing the loss of money or even worse, resulting in deportation. Although there is no training or formal certification requirement, all individuals and businesses providing immigration services are required to follow the regulations listed under California Business and Professions Codes 2244022449. Specifically, prior to engaging in the business or acting in the capacity of an immigration consultant, a person must

On Friday July 15, 2016 business owner Al Sanchez, and employee Patricia Garcia Abonce were arrested for misdemeanor charges for illegally providing immigration services in San Jose. Photo Courtesy: Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office


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Anti-Poverty March Calls for Economic Justice at RNC

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As Many as 1 in 4 Californians are Living in Poverty Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - 341 California Republicans, delegates and alternates, are in Cleveland for the start of the Republican National Convention. On their hour-long commute from their hotel, they undoubtedly saw some protesters. One of those protests involved thousands of people for an anti-poverty rally and march on Monday July 18, 2016. The "End Poverty Now: March for Economic Justice" was organized by a large coalition of groups, including Organize Ohio, the American Friends Service Committee, Cleveland Peace Action, and Jobs with Justice. Imam Paul Hasan is the national spokesperson for the End Poverty Now Coalition. "We want to deal with the injustice in terms of the insane disparity with the haves and have-nots. Also of the police departments," Hasan said. "Not all police, but those police that are not acting appropriately in terms of the way police officers should act."

Hasan called for a peaceful protest that encouraged Republican delegates to focus on issues affecting low-income families, like the minimum wage, Medicaid expansion, affordable housing and childcare. The events started at 1 p.m. on Monday at 45th and Superior in downtown Cleveland. According to Hasan, racial justice, as it intersects with public policy, has been ignored for too long by politicians of all stripes. "We want to make a statement," Hasan said. "We are against injustice in mass incarceration and Islamophobia in all kinds of ways. This is the message we want to send to both parties, the Republican party as well as the Democratic party." California's official poverty rate is slightly higher than the average, but it becomes the highest when using a methodology devised by the Census Bureau that takes into account the state's high cost of living. Under that method, 1 in 4 California residents is living in poverty. For details on Monday's march, visit endpovertynow2016.org.

The End Poverty Now: March for Economic Justice took place Monday July 18, 2016 outside the RNC in Cleveland.(End Poverty Coalition)

Drug Bust Nets $33 Million Worth of Marijuana SANTA CLARA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE MARIJUANA ERADICATION TEAM ERADICATED $33 MILLION DOLLARS OF MARIJUANA IN 5 OPERATIONS Office of the Sheriff On July 15, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication Team (MET) eradicated a marijuana grow on UCSC property at Mt. Hamilton and Kincaid Road in unincorporated Santa Clara County. During this operation, one suspect was arrested and a stolen assault rifle was seized. The assault rifle was stolen from a location in Sacramento and was loaded with steel penetrator tip rounds. So far, in the 5 operations conducted in 2016, the Sheriff’s Office Marijuana Eradication

Team has seized over 28,350 marijuana plants, arrested 2 people and seized 1 loaded assault rifle. The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is valued at $33 Million Dollars. Each of the MET investigations were conducted into illegal marijuana operations that are not in compliance with the State of California laws regarding the use and possession of medicinal marijuana. If anyone has any information about any illegal marijuana operations, please contact our Marijuana Eradication Team at 408-8084420.

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Juma Ventures offers job opportunities for youth in Santa Clara SANTA CLARA COUNTY Low-income youth between 18-21 years old will get a chance to jump-start their careers at Levi's Stadium and Avaya Stadium this year. Juma is an award-winning non-profit organization that provides at-risk youth, who are disconnected from school and work (Opportunity Youth), with workforce training and job placement at 15 major sports facilities across the country. Since 1993, Juma has employed over 5,500 low-income students who have generated $26 million in revenue and earned $6.5 million in wages.

capability for hundreds of Opportunity Youth annually. Juma is currently recruiting 75 young adults in the South Bay to run concessions at Levi's Stadium and Avaya Stadium in 2016. Job opportunities include food preps, in-seat runners, cashiers and stand managers. Applications will be accepted through July 31. For more information or to apply please contact Rafael Platas (rafaelp@juma.org) or call (415) 318-0105. Juma strives to break the cycle of poverty by paving the way to work, education and financial capability for youth across America. To learn more, visit www. juma.org

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Sierra & Tierra: Cuatro Hombres sin Piedad Javier Sierra SIERRA CLUB

fósiles son los inmigrantes indocumentados de habla hispana.

Como el clásico de Hollywood “12 Hombres sin Piedad”, los cuatro magistrados de la Corte Suprema que votaron en contra de las órdenes ejecutivas del Presidente Obama sobre inmigración, se mostraron despiadados ante una tragedia nacional que afecta a millones de seres humanos.

Al vivir en las sombras de nuestra sociedad en constante miedo a ser deportados, estos trabajadores y sus familias permanecen herméticos y desinformados sobre los peligros de la degradación medioambiental a los que están expuestos. Tienen solo dos preocupaciones fundamentales: no ser atrapados por las autoridades migratorias y trabajar en lo que sea para proveer para sus familias aquí o en sus países de origen.

En el film, uno solo de esos 12 convence al resto de tomar la decisión correcta. En la versión de la vida real, no hay final feliz. Los magistrados John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Anthony Kennedy y Samuel Alito confirmaron la decisión de una corte inferior que impidió que las iniciativas presidenciales hubieran protegido legalmente a los padres indocumentados de ciudadanos o residentes legales. Los restantes cuatro magistrados rechazaron la decisión y el consecuente empate automáticamente preservó el dictamen original. Hoy millones de inmigrantes indocumentados permanecen en un angustioso limbo legal y a merced de los contaminadores por todo el país. Porque tenemos que recordar que el grupo poblacional más indefenso a los efectos de la contaminación de combustibles

Es por ello que hace tres años, el Sierra Club apoyó la reforma migratoria con una vía a la ciudadanía para estos 11 millones de personas. Nuestro sistema migratorio está roto. Sobre los indocumentados no solo cae un diario bombardeo tóxico, también les llueve la ira y el desprecio de un creciente movimiento antiinmigrante que los demoniza y los denigra. Esos cuatro magistrados de la Corte Suprema, y en general todo el gobierno federal de nuestro país, bien podrían añadir una buena dosis de piedad y generosidad a la fórmula que acabe con esta crisis humanitaria.

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Pokémon Go: Tiny Monsters Among Us

Approximately 1,300 Pokémon Go fans gathered to play at Lake Cunningham in San José, California on July 16, 2016. Photos Courtesy: Arturo Hilario

Michael Anthony Sosa, one of the main people involved in bringing together the group for Saturday's event.

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have a big event, with a week and a half until the event starts.” After a day or two 1.5 thousand people had interest in coming to the event. “We pushed to have a really big event.”

It hit like a thief in the night. “Gotta Catch Them All” Not since the late 1990's has the Pokémon fever been as pervasive as in the last 2 weeks as Pokémon Go, Niantic's collaboration with Nintendo and The Pokémon Company, released for free on Apple's iTunes Store and Google's Play Store on July 6. The gist of the game is this. You are a Pokémon (Name derived from the term “Pocket Monsters”) trainer and your goal is, much like the lyrics to the song of the Pokémon anime: “be the very best, like no one ever was, to catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause.” Thanks to your smartphone, Google Maps, GPS and camera you are able to see these monsters pop up within the game and in your real world locations. Be it your living room, on your office desk, and hey, even at a bar. At that point you can choose to capture the Pokémon by swiping a Pokéball at it until the ball successfully opens and captures it. With al this tech Pokémon Go is truly the first popular Augmented Reality game in history. There are social aspects, as the best chance of collecting all of the current 151 available on the app is by being outside or close to municipal monuments, libraries, community buildings and parks. These places are “Poké Stops”, where players can obtain various items like extra Pokéballs to catch their virtual pets. This influx of activity has led to “Poké legs”, an accidental soreness caused from all the walking. With this influx of people participating in this shared experience across the world it wasn't hard to imagine organized congregations of players gathering to play Pokémon Go. Part social, part oddly surreal, a couple of these organized gatherings have taken place across the Bay Area in the last few days. Michael Anthony Sosa, a local Ballroom Dance teacher by trade, helped bring 1,300 of these Pokémon trainers together this past weekend at the 50-acre Lake Cunningham Park in San José. While out catching Pokémon he and a few others met and began to collaborate on this event by posting a Facebook open invite titled “1st Pokémon Meet & Pizza Day”. “Within the next 6 to 8 hours we had 400 people committed to coming. Once we saw that happen we figured we were going to

Like many who jumped onboard the initial hype, it was partly due to nostalgia of seeing the cast of characters that debuted as a card game in 1996. “Ive been a lover of Pokémon since it first came out. The video game came out and I just really really loved it. We used to go to conventions, my brother and my mom, and we would just play these Pokémon tournaments. I would be just all about it. I had two different binders, had every single card at one point,” says Sosa. The 50-acre lake and surrounding park area provided many places for the Pokémon Go players to walk and set up “lures”, which are Pokémon hotspots that attract them every couple of minutes. Anyone around one of these lures gets the same benefits, thus explaining the various clusters of 50+ people that were at the event on Saturday. According to Sosa, although one of the collaborators, Ismael Martinez, paid $700 for the reservation and permit at the park, rangers the day of had conflicting rules. “We needed to have a spot reserved 2 months in advance and we didn't pay the full amount. We should have paid 2 grand for this amount of people. We only paid 700 dollars for that event. We got in under the radar for that event and they still let us throw it but we kinda had to cheat the system to get our own spot. It was a bummer at the beginning but it ended up turning into the greatest event we’ve thrown.” The event had an influx of people coming and going from 3-7pm with many staying past the events hours to continue their hunt. Sosa says the volunteers and security helped the event run smoothly. “We had 4 security guards. We also had about 10-15 volunteers that were working different sides at the event. There was certain rules we needed to follow like we couldn’t block the walkways so we had someone keeping it clear. A couple people were in the parking lot letting people know where to go. That helped a lot.” Afterwards Sosa and the rest of the “Team Rocket” (In Pokémon lore, Team Rocket is a group of rebels trying to disrupt the ebb and flow of Pokémon catching) group that planned the event

grabbed pizza with volunteers and discussed the planning of other gatherings, both big and small. “Clearly we are still “noobs” at planning events but we feel we’ve really got something here so we’re trying to push for a big, bad event.” One of these events is a halloween event in Las Vegas on October 30 of this year, which will be called the “Pokémon Players Ball”. “I want to have a live band, have the DJ’s come back. We might go til 2am in the morning, maybe even have an after party.” Sosa says the Las Vegas event will push to gather at least 10 thousand people to dance, eat, and of course play Pokémon Go together. A Shared Experience, A “Pokémmunity” Sosa has extensive enthusiasm for how this simple smartphone app has brought together generations of fans who otherwise may not have had the opportunities to be in the same social settings. “It brings us all together. I met someone that was part of a biker club, and he (had) one of those jackets with the club name on the back, this big burly guy. I walked by them and he was with his buddies but the only one on his phone, and I was like 'you’re on the go?' And he says, 'yup'.” The game's massive crossover appeal has allowed people to meet and even date because of their proximity and shared interests. With new updates in the coming months which will allow strangers to become friends and possibly send messages on the app, as well as trade Pokémon and meet up for large simultaneous “world events”, the community will only grow and people walking around with portable batteries in their pockets attached to their phones will be normal. “That’s really what I’m trying to stress, that it’s not just about us as Pokémon players but it’s about the world and changing the way we live our lives. Because to some of us this is the first time we’re going out. I’m meeting people that never really talk to people, they’re going out there to make friends. And we’re just playing Pokémon.” And as these meet ups continue, communities like the one Sosa and his new friends are helping cultivate will bring many new fans of Pokémon and its various incarnations out into the real world looking for that big catch of the day. For updates on any Pokémon Go activities locally visit Team Rocket SJ at <https://www.facebook.com/ groups/919648148146227/>.


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Sierra & Tierra: América Es Tu Casa, Disfrútala Javier Sierra SIERRA CLUB La devoción que profesa Melissa Guevara por los parajes naturales es un magnífico ejemplo del amor de los hispanos por el terruño, de nuestro respeto por la creación divina y compromiso para legarla a futuras generaciones. “La primera vez que quise que la naturaleza fuera parte de mi vida fue en un parque estatal”, recuerda Melissa, estudiante de temas ambientales y urbanos en el Bard College, Nueva York. “La vista era imponente. Me senté en una roca y creí estar en mi casa”. Durante los dos últimos veranos, trabajando para el Servicio Nacional de Pesca y Vida Silvestre, Melissa compartió su pasión por la naturaleza con niños de barrios hispanos, enseñándoles las maravillas naturales de un cercano refugio nacional. “Cuando los niños desconocen la naturaleza, con frecuencia solo ven jungla y tinieblas, y se asustan porque no están acostumbrados”, dice. “Pero una vez que la conocen, muchos, como yo, quieren dedicar su vida a preservarla”. Este año el mayor exponente de estas maravillas naturales en nuestro país celebra su primer centenario. El 25 de agosto de 1916, el Congreso Federal estableció el Servicio Nacional de Parques (NPS), lo que para muchos significa “la mejor idea” que jamás tuvo este país. En la actualidad, el servicio incluye más de 450 áreas naturales, históricas, recreacionales y culturales. De estas, 172 tienen especial significado para nosotros los hispanos. Desde el Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, en Nuevo México, hasta el Cabildo de Luisiana, pasando por Monumento Nacional de César Chávez, en California, todos manifiestan el profundo impacto de la cultura hispana en la historia de Estados Unidos. Sin embargo, cuando se trata de visitar las joyas de esta corona —los 59 parques nacionales— nuestra asistencia es desconsoladora. Según un estudio del NPS, solo uno de cada diez visitantes es hispano. Si consideramos que California, uno de los estados con mayor número de parques

nacionales, es 40% hispana, nos damos cuenta de la gravedad de este déficit de asistencia. Y los números resaltan esta aparente contradicción. Encuesta tras encuesta nos indica que hasta el 90% de los votantes hispanos defiende la protección y conservación de áreas naturales para futuras generaciones. En porcentajes parecidos declaran que las actividades al aire libre, como los picnics, acampadas y pesca, son importantes para ellos. Además, un reciente estudio indica que los hispanos son el segmento poblacional que más gasta en equipo de actividades al aire libre —casi $600 anuales por persona, comparados con los $465 del consumidor promedio. Las razones de este déficit son variadas. “Yo he trabajado en parques nacionales, pero mis padres nunca han estado en uno porque están tan lejos”, dice Melissa, residente de Yonkers, Nueva York. “Las familias hispanas normalmente no tienen los medios de transporte para llegar allá”. “Tenemos que integrar a los hispanos en el personal de los parques nacionales. Esa debe ser la prioridad número uno”, el Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), un apasionado defensor de la naturaleza, me dijo en una reciente entrevista. “Debemos empezar a ofrecer recursos al Servicio de Parques para que trabajen con escuelas, grupos comunitarios y organizaciones cívicas en las comunidades hispanas para empezar a promocionar el uso de los parques nacionales”. Grijalva también defiende que los parques y otros lugares especiales sean culturalmente relevantes y lingüísticamente apropiados para que nuestra gente se sienta en ellos como Melissa en ese primer parque que visitó, “como en casa”. “Ha sido asombroso”, dice. “Las cosas que veo son realmente magníficas. Hace que quieras volver a estos lugares. Por eso es que quiero dedicar mi vida a este trabajo”.

La tortuga marina parece muy chill, pero debajo de esa shell hay pura adrenalina. Ya sea que estén dando vueltas o haciendo piruetas, estos tiernos giants son voladores expertos. Pueden nadar hasta 15mph y andan por todos lados, navegando corrientes por el mar abierto. Haz como las tortugas marinas y deja que te lleve la corriente a pasar un día súper cool. Además, no te pierdas nuestra nueva exhibición, ¡Viva Baja! Life on the Edge

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The Cleaning Authority-SJ needs House Cleaners! •Starting Rate $12.50/hour •Paid travel and mileage •Hours M-F, 8am to 5pm •We provide all equipment •We use eco-friendly cleaning products •SSN, drivers license and vehicle required •Contact Kevin at 650-814-3487 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297609 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ahmad Saeed Amiri. Petitioner Ahmad Saeed Amiri has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ahamd Saeed Amir to Saeed Amiri. 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 09/13/2016 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 14, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297577 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Arisa Roesler. Petitioner Arisa Roesler has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arisa Roesler to Alisa Kumiko Roesler. 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 09/13/2016 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county

of Santa Clara. July 14, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296950 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kaylah LeDon. Petitioner Kaylah LeDon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Camile Amore Sandoval to Camile Amour LeDon. 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 08/23/2016 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297720 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anh Ngoc Le Quach. Petitioner Anh Ngoc Le Quach has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anh Ngoc Le Quach to Robin Ngoc Le Quach. 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 09/20/2016 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

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297668 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Emmanuel Ortiz Vargas. Petitioner Emmanuel Ortiz Vargas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Emmanuel Ortiz Vargas to Flor Ortiz Vargas. 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 09/20/2016 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 15, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297124 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tra Troung. Petitioner Tra Troung has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tra Troung to Alyssa Tra Troung. 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 08/23/2016 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 23, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297861 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yashar Pakdelijam. Petitioner Yashar Pakdelijam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the

clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yashar Pakdelijam to Joshua Pakdeljam. 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 09/20/2016 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 20, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297612 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Andy Prado Ramirez. Petitioner Andy Prado Ramirez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Andy Prado Ramirez to Andy Prado. 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 09/13/2016 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept. located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 14, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 22, 29; August 5, 12, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 619659 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Royal Shaving Parlor 227 N. Santa Cruz Los Gatos, CA 95030, Santa Clara County. Cole D. Masouris 4196 Palalin Dr. San Jose, CA 95124. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/20/2016 “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.) Cole Masouris July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/20/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 619408 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Lion

Credit Card 88 S. 3rd St #209 San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Jonny Vu 101 E. San Fernando St #162 San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/1/2016 “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.) Jonny Vu July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/14/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 619520 The following person(s) is (are) doing business High Flyer Photography 5837 Calpine Dr San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara County. John Bronner 5837 Calpine Dr San Jose, CA 95123. 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.) John Bronner July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/15/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 619626 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. All Stars Movers 2. All Pro Movers 515 Boynton Av #2 San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Andre Silva 515 Boynton Av #2 San Jose, CA 95117. 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.) Andre Silva July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/19/2016 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME NO. 619414 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name First Black Card 88. S. 3rd St #209 San Jose, CA, 95113, Santa Clara Co. Jonny Vu 101 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, CA 95112. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 04/25/2016 under file no. 616710 Jonny Vu July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 This statement was filed

with the County of Santa Clara on 07/14/2015 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME NO. 619660 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Royal Shaving Parlor 227 N. Santa Cruz Ave Los Gatos, CA 95030, Santa Clara Co. Dino Masouris 227 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos, CA 95030. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 11/23/2015 under file no. 611417 Dino Masouris July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/20/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296469 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alexis Taylor Maiwald. Alexis Taylor Maiwald has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alexis Taylor Maiwald to Calliope Taylor Maiwald. 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 08/9/2016 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. Jun 15, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297429 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mahanaim Galeana. Petitioner Mahanaim Galeana has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Allan Jair Salas to Allan Jair Caleana. 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 09/06/2016 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 22-28, 2016 July 8, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297389 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Geena Hidalgo. Petitioner Geena Hidalgo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Geena Marie Hidalgo to Gina Marie Hidalgo. 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 09/06/2016 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 8, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297366 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dennis Vartan. Petitioner Dennis Vartan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dennis Vartan to David Vartan. 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 08/30/2016 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297470 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dina Gabriela Saenz Ramirez. Petitioner Diana Gabriela Saenz Ramirez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dina Gabriela Saenz Ramirez to Dina Gabriela Avila Ramirez. 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 09-13-16 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 11, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297448 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nicholas Dane Hlodan. Petitioner Nicholas Dane Hlodan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicholas Dane Hlodan to Nicole Dane Hlodan. 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 09-6-16 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 11, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296065 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Natalia Torres. Petitioner Natalia Torres has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Natalia Torres to Natalia Torres Sobocz. 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 09/06/2016 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 8, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5,


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JULY 22-28, 2016 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297390 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Demetrius Demariyae Berry. Petitioner Demetrius Demariyae Berry has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Demetrius Demariyae Berry to Demetrius Demariyae Lockhart. 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 09/06/2016 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 8, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297413 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Steven Wayne Martinez, Ian Micheal Martinez. Petitioners Steven Wayne Martinez, Ian Micheal Martinez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Steven Wayne Martinez, aka Steven W. Martinez, aka Steven Wen-Cheng Chou, aka Wencheng Chou to Steven W Joe b. Ian Michael Martinez to Ian Michael Joe. 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 09/06/2016 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 8, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296939 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lucia Elizarraraz Duarte, Eduardo Alejandro Cuevas. Petitioners Lucia Elizarraraz Duarte, Eduardo Alejandro Cuevas have filed a petition for Change of Name with

the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angel Eduardo Alejandres to Angel Eduardo Alejandres Elizarraraz b. Alonso Romeo Alejandres to Alonso Romeo Alejandres Elizarraraz. 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 08/16/2016 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297386 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chi Ming, Li Wai Sez Rebecca, Yzung. Petitioners Chi Ming, Li Wai Sez Rebecca, Yzung have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ching Ming, Li to Derek Li b. Wai Sez Rebecca, Yzung to Waisez Rebecca, Yeung. 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 09/6/2016 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 8, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 619383 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ashley Homestore Select 8777 San Ysidro Ave Gilroy CA, 95020, Santa Clara County. Del Monte Furniture Rental, Inc. 1688 N. Main Street Salinas, CA 93906. 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.) Clarke E. Herbert Corporate Secretary July 15, 22, 29; August 5,

2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/13/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 619293 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Posada’s Heating and Air Conditioning 13810 Highwood Dr. San Jose, Ca 95127, Santa Clara County. Luis Atilano Posadas Trevino 13810 Highwood Dr San Jose, CA 95127. 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.) Luis Atilano Posadas Trevino July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/11/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 619208 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Hermanos Contreras 240 Nancy Ln San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Raul Contreras Cruz 240 Nancy Lane San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon., 1995. “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.) Raul Contreras Cruz July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/07/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 619386 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cedavivienda Realty 2020 S. Bascom Ave Ste C Campbell CA, 95008, Santa Clara County. Jorge E. Sanchez 1620 Campbell Ave 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., 07/13/2011. “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.) Jorge E. Sanchez July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/13/2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297233 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yaxin Yang, Chang

Zhang. Petitioners Yaxin Yang, Chang Zhang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Weila Zhang to Willa Zhang. 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 08/30/2016 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 5, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297149 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ryan Behnam Araghi. Petitioner Ryan Behnam Araghi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ryan Behnam Araghi to Ryan Behnam Araghi Ferdowsian. 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 08/23/2016 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 1, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297126 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Colter Francis Kelly. Petitioner Colter Francis Kelly has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Colter Francis Kelly to Colter Francis Bocksnick. 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 08/23/2016 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 30, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297235 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Aurahm Jo. Petitioner Aurahm Jo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aurahm Jo to Audrey Jo. 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 08/30/2016 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 5, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV297166 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amanda Diane Amburgey. Petitioner Amanda Diane Amburgey has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amanda Diane Amburgey to Amanda Amburgey Saintil. 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 08/30/2016 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 1, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618973 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Matchach 4546 El Camino Real, Suite A6 Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara County. Yanyan Chan 15931 Rochin Terrace Los Gatos, CA 95032. 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.) Yanyan Chan July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/30/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618740 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Latinos Wireless 459 S. Capitol Ave #5 San Jose, CA 95127 Santa Clara County. Desyi Torres Martinez 1813 Dracena Way San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Desyi Torres Martinez July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/22/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618915 The following person(s) is (are) doing business South Bay Dustless Blasting and Restoration 6332 McaBee Rd. San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara County. Cassandra Goguen 6332 McaBee Rd. San Jose, CA 95120. 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.) Cassandra Goguen July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/29/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 616813 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Trance Zen Dental 125 N. Jackson Ave #108 San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. Nam H. Nguyen 1522 Hallbrook Dr. San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/20/2016 “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.) Nam H. Nguyen June 24; July 1, 8, 15, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/26/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 618878 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Hispanic Company 797 Dela-

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296012 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Evan Grant Pleger and Celeste Ellen Wyochopen. Petitioner Evan Grant Pleger and Celeste Ellen Wyochopen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Evan Grant Pleger to Evan Grant Pleger Kinswood b. Celeste Ellen Wyochopen to Celeste Ellen Wyochopen Kinswood. 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 08/16/2016 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 28, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296039 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: David Seeley Gilmer Jr, Stephanie Renee Del Carmen. Petitioner David Seeley Gilmer Jr, Stephanie Renee Del Carmen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Niccolo Fox Del Carmen to Niccolo Fox Del Carmen Gilmer. 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 08/23/2016 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

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296914 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dong Nguyen and Lingyun Huang. Petitioner Dong Nguyen and Lingyun Huang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ethan Nguyen to Ethan Weyn b. Dong Nguyen to Doug Weyn. 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 08/16/2016 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 24, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 1, 8, 15, 22, 2016


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Legal Status for Crime Victims and their Family Members

Raul Ray, Esq U nonimmigrant status for victims of crimes If you are or were the victim of a certain crime in the USA, you as well as certain family members may be eligible to receive what is called U nonimmigrant status or U visa. The U nonimmigrant status /visa was created by the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000. The law is designed to provide lawful status to noncitizen victim of crimes who assisted, are currently assisting or are willing to assist law enforcement in investigating crimes. The cap on the number of U visas that may be granted to principal applicants per year is 10,000. On the other hand, there is no cap limit for family members deriving status from the principal applicant, such as spouses, children, or other eligible family members. If the annual U visa cap is reached prior to the adjudication of all pending U nonimmigrant applications, eligible principal or derivative applicants who are awaiting a final decision on their U nonimmigrant application will be placed on a waiting list by USCIS. Those on the waiting list will be granted deferred action or parole and will be eligible to apply for an employment authorization card. What are the requirements nonimmigrant status or U visa?

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The victim suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of a certain crime. The victim has useful information concerning the crime which occurred. The victim has helped, or is likely to help, in the investigation or prosecution of the crime. The crime that was committed violated the laws of the United States or occurred in the United States. Need Certification from Law enforcement Before you can actually start the application process for U nonimmigrant status, an immigrant who is the victim of one of the crimes listed below must obtain a law enforcement certification from a federal, state, or local law enforcement agency. Demonstrate that you are admissible U visa applicants must also show that they are "admissible" or that they qualify for a waiver of inadmissibility if they are not admissible because of a criminal conviction, fraud or misrepresentation or unlawful presence in the USA. U visa versus U Status Depending on where the applicant is living, they may be granted a U visa or U nonimmigrant Status. If a crime victim or family member resides outside the USA and their U application is approved, they will receive a U visa stamp in their foreign passport which will permit them to enter the USA. If an applicant is already living in the USA, they will receive U nonimmigrant status. Which family members can apply for U visa or U nonimmigrant Status? Certain family members of the crime victim may also be eligible to receive U nonimmigrant status as well. A crime victim who is under 21 years of age, may submit an application on behalf of their spouse, children, parents and unmarried siblings under age 18. A crime victim who is 21 years of age or older, may only

submit an application on behalf of their spouse and children. So which crimes are covered? The law covers a broad range of serious crimes. To qualify for a U visa or nonimmigrant status, you must be a victim or the victim of an attempt of one of the following felonies or any similar criminal activity: (1) Abduction (2) Abusive sexual contact (3) Blackmail (4) Domestic violence (5) Extortion (6) False imprisonment (7) Felonious assault (8) Female genital mutilation (9) Hostage situations (10) Incest (11) Involuntary servitude (12) Kidnapping (13) Torture (14) Obstruction of justice (15) Peonage (16) Perjury (17) Prostitution (18) Rape (19) Sexual assault (20) Sexual exploitation (21) Slave trade (22) Torture (23) Trafficking (24) Unlawful criminal restraint (25) Witness tampering (26) Attempt, conspiracy or solicitation to commit any of these crimes Can crime victims and family members apply for a Green Card? Once crime victims and their family members have held U visa or nonimmigrant status for three years, they can apply to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, (USCIS) for a green card or what is commonly referred to as lawful permanent resident status. What are the requirements to apply for a Green Card? In order to qualify for a green card after three years in U status , eligible crime victims and

family members must prove that they: (1)Have been continuously physically present in the U.S. for 3 years or longer; (2) Have not unreasonably refused to assist law enforcement in investigating and prosecuting the crime against you; (3) Are not inadmissible to the U.S. due to participation in Nazi persecution, genocide, or extrajudicial killings; and (4) Can demonstrate to USCIS that allowing you to become a permanent resident is justified on humanitarian, public interest, or family unity grounds. Can a family member who never held U status or received a U visa still apply for a green card as well? A qualifying family member who never held U status or obtained a U visa at a U.S. consulate or embassy, can still apply for a green card if they are living in the USA and meet the following requirements: (1) Have an approved Form I-929, Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant (2) Can show that the U-1 principal would suffer extreme hardship if he or she were forced to leave the USA, and (3) Is not inadmissible to the United States due to participation in Nazi persecution, genocide, or extrajudicial killings. Finally, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to remember that even if the crime occurred several years ago, the crime victim can still apply for U visa or nonimmigrant status if they meet all eligibility requirements. There is no time limit as to when the crime must have occurred. Remember contact ONLY a qualified immigration lawyer or an accredited representative for legal advice or immigration relief concerning your case. We will continue to keep you apprised on the very latest immigration news around the country. For more information please feel free to contact Raul Ray, Attorney at Law, at Law Offices of Raul Ray, (408)279-5793, 1671 The Alameda, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95126. Email: raylawfirm@aol.com.


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Aries

Un Santo que ilumina tu vida es San Expedito, un oficial romano del siglo IV que se convirtió al cristianismo y fue sacrificado un 19 de Abril. Pídele con fe por tu futuro económico y para el amor. Se le conoce como el santo de las necesidades urgentes, una especie de 911 celestial. Ofréndale velas rojas. ‘Majestuoso San Expedito, noble y fiel servidor de Cristo, ilumina mi camino con la bienaventurada luz de tu presencia”.

Tauro

San Isidro Labrador llenará de prosperidad tu existencia, ofréndale velas color verde y haz tus peticiones. Nació en Madrid en el año 1082, labrador y carpintero humilde, poseedor de una riqueza espiritual excepcional. Quién busque trabajo debe acudir a él con toda confianza, es muy milagroso. “ Bendito San Isidro, intercede por nosotros ante el trono celestial para que seamos merecedores de la bondad infinita de Dios”.

Géminis

San Antonio de Padua obrará milagros en tu vida, especialmente en tu salud y en el amor, pídele con entera devoción. Su vida entera fue entregada al servicio de Dios, nació en Lisboa alrededor del año 1195. Fue canonizado un año después de su fallecimiento, pues se le consideraba un santo viviente que siempre ayudó a los más humildes. “San Antonio confesor y doctor de la iglesia, que tu intercesión al igual que la fragancia dulce de las rosas ascienda hasta el trono de Cristo”.

Cáncer

El bendito San Alejo, es tu Santo benefactor. Él alejará de ti todo lo malo y no permitirá que ninguna mala vibra ni gente mal intencionada le ponga trabas a tu vida. Vivió alrededor del siglo V, fue hijo de un senador romano, en plena juventud abandonó lujos y comodidades para dedicarse a Dios y a servir a los necesitados. “San Alejo, tú, que tienes el poder de alejar todo lo malo del camino de los hijos de Cristo, ilumina mi camino con tu luz de bondad celestial”

Leo

“Santa Marta, tu fuerza y tu fe son la luz de esperanza que guía a tus fieles devotos en el camino de la providencia, la paz y la justicia divina”. Leo, ella te acompañará en todas tus jornadas concediéndote plenamente lo que tú más deseas. Fue amiga y discípula de Cristo, se cree que en Francia se enfrentó a un dragón que causaba terror entre la población, ella le roció agua bendita y junto a unos rezos, logró doblegar a la bestia.

Virgo

Para todo aquello que necesitas en salud, trabajo, dinero y amor, pídele con mucha fe a San Agustín, él obrará en tu favor y te llenará de bendiciones. Vivió durante el siglo IV, era hijo de Santa Mónica, cuando se convirtió al cristianismo dedicó su vida a escribir obras de contenido teológico. “Piadoso San Agustín, ayúdanos a encontrar el verdadero camino de la fe y el patrocinio divino que todos merecemos”.

Libra

San Vicente de Paúl hará que tu vida sea el remanso de paz que tanto necesitas, él traerá calma, bienestar y buena suerte a tu vida. Nació en Francia en 1580, se preparó académicamente, se hizo sacerdote y dedicó su vida entera a procurar techo a niños desamparados y alimentar a los pobres. Es el santo patrón de las asociaciones benéficas y de caridad. “Bienaventurado San Vicente de Paúl, ayúdanos a alcanzar todas las bondades celestiales y la justicia divina hoy y siempre”.

Escorpión

“San Judas Tadeo, amigo y fiel compañero de Jesús, acompáñame en todos los caminos y haz que la justicia y benevolencia de Dios se haga presente todos los días de mi vida”. Fue uno de los doce apóstoles, llevó la palabra de Dios a tierras distantes como Persia e India. Se le conoce como el patrón de las causas desesperadas. Invoca su presencia para que su santa luz procure en tu vida buena salud, buen trabajo, paz y un buen amor.

Sagitario

Santa Bárbara bendita, será quién ilumine tu andar por el mundo, pídele por todo aquello que deseas alcanzar, por tu trabajo, por tu familia y por la felicidad en el amor. Fue una mártir de la época medieval quién fue apresada por su propio padre al descubrir que era cristiana, su fe nunca desmayó y se cree que todos los que la torturaron fueron calcinados por un rayo. Santa Bárbara bendita, que tu manto angelical sea refugio de los que buscan el perdón y la bondad de Dios”.

Capricornio

San Antonio Abad, obrará milagros de paz, justicia y prosperidad en tu destino. Pídele por tu familia, por tu hogar, tu trabajo y para que lleguen pronto a tu vida las buenas noticias y la bondad del cielo. Fue un santo egipcio de alrededor del siglo III, fundador de muchos monasterios y precursor de la vida filantrópica en beneficio de sus semejantes. “San Antonio Abad que tu santa presencia sea nuestro ejemplo de amor, humildad y misericordia”.

Acuario

San Valentín santo del amor, siempre está y estará a tu lado trayendo personas y situaciones benéficas, pídele con total devoción que él te escuchará. Se cree que fue un sacerdote del siglo III quién ayudó a muchos cristianos que eran perseguidos, casaba en secreto a las parejas cristianas y procuraba el bien a pobres y enfermos. “Bendito San Valentín, acudimos a tu noble presencia para pedir que conduzcas nuestra vida por el camino del bien y la gloria de Dios”.

Piscis

San Patricio, el Santo de la prosperidad y la suerte en las finanzas será tu benefactor a lo largo de tu vida. Él te ayudará a alcanzar los milagros que necesitas. Fue quién evangelizó a su tierra Irlanda, de pequeño fue secuestrado y vendido como esclavo pero Dios, lo liberó de sus captores, iluminando su vida en el camino del bien. Usaba un trébol de cuatro hojas como amuleto de suerte. “Nobilísimo San Patricio, ilumina nuestro camino hacia la justicia divina y la prosperidad de Dios”.


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POKÉMON GO FOR PEOPLE WHO COULDN’T CARE LESS Shelly Palmer

Augmented Reality (AR) is not new, but thanks to Pokémon Go it is newly relevant. The game has broken every record for adoption, users, and time spent, and it has given Nintendo a much-needed boost in both buzz and market cap – oh, and it’s super-fun to play. Even if you never download the game or even look at a screenshot, here are a few things about Pokémon Go’s epic launch that may move you from “I couldn’t care less” to “Hmm … that’s interesting.” Pokémon Go Is Not Technically AR You won’t get in trouble for calling Pokémon Go “AR,” but be prepared for some pushback from tech-savvy drinking buddies. Pokémon Go is as much like AR as Facebook 360 videos are like VR (virtual reality). At best it is pseudo-AR, but this distinction will matter only when you ask your developers to build “Fill-inyour-brand-name-here Go” and you find out how Pokémon Go actually works. Unlike Magic Leap or Google’s Tango or Microsoft’s HoloLens, the characters in Pokémon Go do not react to their environments or have a sense of space. This is because it uses your smartphone’s location features to determine where you are, and then simply superimposes animated characters over the image from your rearfacing camera. Pokémon Go has more in common with locationbased apps than it does with the true AR experiences that are just over the horizon. That said, Pokémon Go is a precursor to fullfeatured AR, and it has brought the promise of the technology to everyone’s attention. AR, VR and MR AR superimposes computer-generated images (text, graphics, other images, etc.) over your field of vision to “augment” your experience. So far, the most common ways to experience AR are by using smartphones or by wearing purpose-built goggles or glasses that mimic a heads-up display. Because it combines your actual location with data and images that enhance your experience, AR has thousands of practical uses. VR immerses you in a simulated or virtual environment. It is excellent for game play, vocational training and several other kinds of entertainment. At present, the technology requires the user to wear a headset and headphones that isolate the user from the outside world. Most VR experiences require the user to be seated in a safe space or to wear a safety harness on a 360 treadmill or to be in the equivalent of a padded room. Some people believe that this limitation will prevent VR from going mainstream. I think it’s too early for that kind of declarative statement because pure VR experiences are magical and will ultimately provide human experiences that are like being in the “Matrix.” MR (mixed reality) is a term that Magic Leap and others have been using to describe a technology that mixes VR with the real world. If Magic Leap or HoloLens or Tango did Pokémon Go, gamers would lose their minds! The characters would have a sense of space, react to their environments, hide behind things, and much more. MR allows photorealistic enhancements that will alter your perceptions in significant, visceral ways. You might see an ancient ruin as a thriving city or a see a room with different furniture in it or with different colored walls and draperies – the

creative possibilities for MR are infinite. Importantly, MR is not here yet. It requires sensors that can map your environment, powerful local processing, copious amounts of wireless bandwidth, furiously fast computation in the cloud and practically instant access to vast amounts of data. 1st-Party Data Is Key One of the most important things about Pokémon Go is its backstory. The game was not purpose built; it was a modification and re-skinning of Ingress, an existing data-driven massive multiplayer game. Niantic, the company that built Pokémon Go, was founded by John Hanke, who also founded Keyhole (the start-up that Google acquired to accelerate the creation of Google Earth). The database of Pokéstops and Gym coordinates was substantially taken from a database created by Ingress gamers. Pokémon Go could not exist without this extensive, 1st-party map data. So if you’re thinking of knocking off the game, think again. Unless Niantic is willing to sell or grant access to its database of landmarks, your version of “Fill-in-your-brandname-here Go” is going to be almost impossible to create. What’s Next? Pokémon Go is a good start. It has everyone talking about AR, which immediately leads to a discussion about VR, which ultimately concludes with a renewed sense of purpose to achieve MR. While you might not be able to create “Fill-in-your-brandname-here Go,” you can start thinking about great uses of AR from your supply chain all the way through to your consumer touchpoints (products, marketing, advertising, branded entertainment, customer service, etc.).

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One Last Thing Everyone has a theory about why Pokémon Go has been so successful, so quickly. There is no one reason. But consider these elements before making your decision to jump into AR: (1) Niantic had over five years of experience with Ingress, a game that is almost identical to Pokémon Go. (2) There was a massive 1st-party database that enabled the user experience. (3) They leveraged Pokémon, one of the most popular game brands in the world. (4) Everyone in the target market has and knows how to use a network-connected smartphone capable of providing an emotionally satisfying user experience. I could go on listing elements of this “perfect storm,” but there is no need. The overarching reason that Pokémon Go is on your radar is that it is super-fun to play. Which raises the question, is the popularity of Pokémon Go really about AR, or is it just a decade of pent-up Pokémon demand among millennials unleashed by wireless networks and a great app? Your guess is as good as mine. About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is President & CEO of Palmer Advanced Media, a strategic advisory and business development practice focused at the nexus of technology, media and marketing with a special emphasis on data science and data-driven decision making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com or subscribe to our daily email http://ow.ly/ WsHcb


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SHARKS RE-SIGN FORWARD MATT NIETO San Jose Sharks

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SAN JOSE- San Jose Sharks (@ SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced July 18, 2016 that the club had re-signed forward Matt Nieto to a oneyear contract.

Nieto, 23, recorded 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 67 games with San Jose last season. His two shorthanded goals led San Jose while he skated 1:12 on the penalty kill per game, which ranked fifth amongst Sharks forwards. Nieto added one goal and two assists in 16 playoff games with San Jose last season, while skating 1:02 per game on the penalty kill, which ranked fifth amongst Sharks forwards.

"Matt brings tremendous speed to our lineup and is someone that opposing teams must be aware of when he is on the ice," said Wilson. "His quickness plays exactly into our team mentality and we feel that he played some of

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