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37th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival Friday July 24th, 2015 10:00 am - 7:00 pm (gates close at 6:00pm) Christmas Hill Park 7050 Miller Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020 $18-$31 Info:eventbrite.com/e/2015gilroy-garlic-festival-tickets15931782390?aff=sjcom Silicon Valley Beer Week July 24th – August 1st, 2015 Various times and locations Info:svbeerweek.com “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” Friday July 24th, 2015 7:30 pm Smithwick Theatre Foothill College 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 $12 - $32 Info:foothill.edu/theatre/current.php

Jobs For Individuals With Disabilities (NAPS) About 56.7 million people have some kind of disability, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you or someone you care about is ever among them, you may be encouraged to know that despite a U.S. Department of Labor report that says people with disabilities face an unemployment rate of more than 11 percent—double the national average—there is good news. Changes to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 have resulted in increased efforts by employers to recruit candidates with disabilities. (Read more online) A nutritionist’s sustainable healthy habits for the whole family It’s important to establish healthy eating habits for your family, but it’s not always easy to know where to start. We spoke to Rebecca Scritchfield, a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN), to find out what she recommends her clients do to form healthy routines that can be maintained through even the busiest seasons. (More online) Telemundo 48 área de la bahía y NBC Bay Area anuncian una iniciativa de adopción de mascotas’Desocupar los Albergues’ Telemundo 48 Área de la Bahía/ KSTS y NBC Bay Area/ KNTV anunciaron el miércoles que colaboraran con 38 albergues de animales del Área de la Bahía en una iniciativa de adopción de mascotas -- Desocupar los Albergues – la primera en su tipo y la cual se llevara a cabo el sábado 15 de agosto. (Mas en nuestro sitio)

Metaphors & Memories Friday July 24th, 2015 9:30 am - 7:00 pm Mohr Gallery Community School of Music and Arts 230 San Antonio Circle Mountain View, CA 94040 Free Info:arts4all.org/attend/mohrgallery. htm Richie Vitale Quartet Friday July 24th, 2015 8:30 pm Cafe Stritch 374 S 1st St San Jose, CA 95113 Free Viva Fest Saturday July 25th, 2015 Various times and locations Mexican Consulate 115 N 4th St

San Jose, CA 95112 Free Info: vivafest.org San Jose Mariachi & Folklorico Festival Saturday July 25th, 2015 7:30 am – 9:00 am San Jose City College Science Complex 2100 Moorpark Ave San Jose, CA 95128 Free Hay Fever Friday July 24th, 2015 8:00 pm Pigott Theater 551 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 $15 - $25 Free Shakespeare in the Park Saturday July 25th, - Sunday September 27th, 2015 7:30 pm Various location Info:sanjose.com/free-shakespearein-the-park-e1360172 Joyfully Making Music and Art Mon Jul 27 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Foothill Presbyterian Church $30 Info:foothillpc.org Disney’s Mulan Jr. Tuesday July 28th, 2015 11:30 am (7/29-7/30) and 7 pm (7/28-7/30) Mission City Center for Performing Arts 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA 95051 $5 - $10 Info: santaclaraca.gov/index. aspx?page=2535

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“President Barack H. Obama made history by being the first President to visit a federal prison and speak to a select group of non-violent prisoners.” reported Lawrence O’Donnell, MSNBC “The Last Word” Thursday evening, 8:00 PM, July 16, 2015. President Obama said, “The United States accounts for 5% of the world’s imprisoned population, but accounts for 25% of the world’s inmates. This represents a huge surge since 1980 resulting in severe federal prison overcrowding. I just looked at a cell having three full grown men confined to a nine by ten foot (prison) cell.” As the President began to walk away. a reporter shouted a question. That is when the President’s response got personal. “The main thing with these six individuals, and I have said this before, is that when they describe their youth and their childhood, these are young people who made mistakes that are not that much different from the mistakes I made. And which are not that much different from the mistakes you guys made. I think we have a tendency to take for granted, or think that its normal; that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. It is not normal. It is not what happens in other countries. What is normal is teenagers do stupid things. What is normal is young people made a mistake. And we got to be able to distinguish between dangerous individuals who need to be incapacitated and

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incarcerated versus young people in an environment to which they are adapting. But if given different opportunities; a different vision of life, could be thriving the way we are. That’ what is sad. There, but for the grace of God (go I), and that is something we all have to think about.” Too many young men of color are incarcerated ‘for nonviolent drug crimes’. “For nonviolent drug crimes we need to lower all mandatory drug sentences or get rid of them entirely. WE SHOULD PASS A NEW SENTENCING REQUIREMENT THROUGH CONGRESS THIS YEAR! (applause) We need to ask prosecutors to use their best discretion to seek the best punishment. The one that is going to be the most effective instead of just the longest punishment. We should invest in alternatives to prison...like drug courts and treatment and probation programs. (more enthusiastic applause). Here O’Donnell introduced a panel: David Corn, the Washington Bureau Chief of Mother Jones; MSNBC Political Analyst Jason Capehart of the Washington Post and Judge LaDoris Cordell (retired), the Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose, CA. “Judge Cordell... your reaction to what the President said in that prison?” Judge Cordell responded, “By the President going to that prison two days ago and then today delivering a major speech to the NAACP about CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM...This was a gamechanger. This is a gamechanger for the reform of the (federal) criminal justice system. No President before him (have visited a federal prison; All have been in favor of criminal justice reform, but in the opposite direction. They have all pushed for

En su más reciente afirmación, el señor Donald Trump declaró que ganará el voto latino si logra la nominación de su partido a la presidencia en las elecciones del 2016 porque –según él-- todo el mundo lo ama y creará empleos.

more prisons; tougher sentencing laws. This President has done a 180 (degree turnaround) and it is remarkable. This is a huge deal.” Summarizing the rest of this segment was a very strong statement “Congress must pass a federal prison reform bill this year.” Speaker Boehner acknowledged that “Too many are in federal prison for flimsy reasonings; I am willing to place legislation for federal prison reform on the House floor.” Capehart expressed that many Republican House members favor these justice system reforms as a means of cutting government spending. David Corn acknowledged that today the federal justice system is rigged in a manner that treats persons of color differently. An unfair justice system has existed for the past 25 years. Former President Bill Clinton admitted that the Federal Crime Bill (1994) was wrong; had too many mandated harsh sentences. LaDoris Cordell strongly recommended that if President Clinton was truly sorry for what harm that 1994 Crime bill did, then he should be the advocate who gets all the states to modify current tough crime laws. Jason Capehart expressed the hope that Speaker Boehner would have a proposed federal crime reform bill to go to the ‘floor of the House for debate and possible passage’. The consensus was that enough bipartisan support existed in both Democratic and Republican caucuses to ensure the passage of federal crime reform legislation this year. This reform of the existing federal criminal justice system is required.

José López Zamorano LAREDHISPANA.COM Si un dato puede destacarse de las secuelas por las polémicas declaraciones del multimillonario Donald Trump, es la entereza y la dignidad con las que ha respondido el creciente número de personalidades, empresas y organizaciones que han decidido romper relaciones de negocios con el aspirante presidencial republicano. Primero fue Univisión, seguido de NBC, Macy’s, Serta, PGA, NASCAR y personalidades como Roselyn Sánchez, Christian de la Fuente, así como los chefs José Andrés y Geoffrey Zakarian. Asimismo, ha sido el centro de sonoras protestas por miembros de nuestra comunidad en el sitio de su nuevo hotel en Washington DC, como también en sus apariciones en Los Ángeles y Phoenix.

Un día antes de la manifestación realizada contra Trump en el Viejo Edificio Postal de Washington, tuve la oportunidad de hablar con varios de sus trabajadores latinos. Ninguno de ellos siente que le debe su trabajo al millonario. Y entre aquellos que son ciudadanos, ninguno expresó interés en apoyarlo. George W. Bush obtuvo el 44 por ciento del voto latino en 2004. Pero el porcentaje se desplomó al 27 por ciento durante la puja presidencial de Romney. El senador republicano Lindsey Graham asegura que si el resto de los aspirantes no expresa públicamente su desacuerdo con Trump, perderán las elecciones del 2016. El remolino del debate hará que la migración continúe en un lugar central del debate, porque la reforma migratoria sigue siendo la gran asignatura pendiente, en momentos que una abrumadora mayoría del público estadounidense apoya la le-

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galización de migrantes. Todo lo cual nos lleva a la pregunta de cuál debe ser el papel que debe desempeñar la comunidad latina en este ambiente, donde el carácter de los hispanos está siendo desdibujado por personas que claramente nos desconocen o ignoran deliberadamente nuestras significativas contribuciones a lo largo de la historia de este país. Algunos hispanos han decidido externar su punto de vista a través de movilizaciones de protesta, pero la reacción de la comunidad debe de ir más allá. Es nuestra obligación cívica dar el siguiente paso decisivo para mostrar que nuestro peso demográfico no puede ser ignorado y mucho menos ofendido. De allí la importancia de que los millones de latinos residentes permanentes elegibles, se hagan ciudadanos, y los ciudadanos se registren a votar y todos acudan a las urnas, y demos en los hechos una lección más de civismo apoyando a quienes nos trate con el respeto y la dignidad que nos hemos ganado a pulso. Para más información sobre cómo obtener su ciudadanía y registrarse como votante, visite www.laredhispana.org


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NEWSUSA The past 18 months shook up state education communities preparing students to earn a high school equivalency certificate. With some states dropping the old test for new ones, states choosing to have multiple options, and the implementation of College and Career Ready (CCR) standards, the landscape drastically changed in a short period of time. Here’s what educators and those looking to achieve this educational milestone should know about the past year and a half. 1: 2014 marked the first year in U.S. history that alternative tests were used by states. Twenty states administered alternative tests after choosing to either drop the GED test within their state or offer multiple tests for students to choose from. The HiSET exam developed by Educational Testing Service and the TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion by CTB/ McGraw Hill allow those who haven’t completed high school the opportunity to earn their high school equivalencies.

Introducing numerous branded tests broke conventional terms and understanding of how people actually go about earning a high school credential. 2: People are learning you don’t “get a GED.” Employers, education administrations and institutions of higher education incorrectly ask whether an applicant has his or her “GED.” Having proof of a high school credential is essential for many careers and postsecondary education opportunities. However, the GED is a test -- not something earned. HiSET, GED and TASC scores are mobile, meaning they can be used for employment and college applications throughout the United States. Test takers now have a choice as to what test they choose to take based on various categories such as price or whether the test is available in paper-

and/or computer-delivered formats. 3: The results are the same. All three tests measure high school equivalent skills, and each has implemented CCR standards. Whether one takes the HiSET, GED or TASC test, the end result when passing these tests is the individual earning a state-issued credential. For example, in California, a student can take either test and earn the California High School Equivalency Certificate when passing each test’s subject areas. The trend toward alternative testing shows no signs of slowing as more states consider new test options and vendors in the near future. Options in how one earns a high school credential have changed, but the outcomes are the same -- increasing one’s ability to achieve a more secure future by reaching this education milestone.

NAPS A friend reaching out to Courtney Loi during high school gave her the strength to find help for her depression. Today, the University of California, San Diego student could inspire thousands of other young people to step into that same role through her short animated film, “From Me, to You.” “It’s my story. It’s about my suicide attempt in high school,” Loi said. “I really wanted to dig deep and let it all out so that people feel like, ‘OK, I don’t have to hold it all in, I don’t have to hold everything in.’” Loi was among the winners of California’s statewide Directing Change student film contest and program, recently announced at its third annual awards ceremony in Sacramento. Her story encapsulates the emerging success of the state’s mental health movement, known as Each Mind Matters, funded by the California Mental Health Services Authority, or CalMHSA. Directing Change is one of 25 CalMHSA programs to prevent suicide and reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health. Directing Change films feature individuals who have the power to stand up for themselves and their friends. They also show that those dealing with a mental illness are not defined by it and are not alone. The award-winning Directing Change films can be downloaded at www.directingchange.org. Confronting stigma matters

when it comes to young people. About one in five teens experience a mental health challenge in a given year. Yet, due to stigma, many wait an average of six to eight years from onset of symptoms before they seek help. But there are signs that more Californians of all ages are becoming aware of stigma and, by overcoming it, how they can be more accepting and supportive of people experiencing mental health challenges. According to a statewide survey conducted for CalMHSA by the RAND Corporation, nearly 1.5 million more Californians—a five percent increase year-over-year—are willing to socialize with, live next door to or work with people who have mental health challenges. The RAND findings provided evidence that Californians are becoming more accepting and supportive of those with mental health challenges. “Activities like Directing Change are truly transformational,” said Dr. Wayne Clark, executive director of CalMHSA. “By engaging young people in talking to each other, we not only educate the current generation, we take a long-term step toward changing society’s attitudes and making today’s generation of young people the first that doesn’t fear coming forward for help.” Another statewide CalMHSA program reaches out to younger students aged 9 through 13—Walk in Our Shoes. Through online outreach and a series of school performances, Walk in Our Shoes reaches students to dis-

pel myths about mental health while educating children about mental wellness. The program relies on storytelling, and recent surveys reflect positive trends with students retaining knowledge of the program’s message months after school presentations. The website itself—www. walkinourshoes.org—has attracted nearly 100,000 visits since its launch a year and a half ago. “Programs such as Walk in Our Shoes are great examples of how CalMHSA is achieving long sought after breakthroughs in reaching young people, both those experiencing mental health challenges and their peers who can effect positive differences by understanding their role in reducing stigma,” said El Monte City School District Superintendent Dr. Maribel Garcia. “Students, especially students living in poverty, suffer many stressors and traumas that go unnoticed and untreated and affects their mental health. Students may face abuse, neglect, divorce and other stressors that negatively impact their growth and development,” said Board of Education Clerk Adam Carranza with the Mountain View Elementary School District. “It is important that schools address the stigma around mental health to help students and their families receive the care they need and live healthy lives.” With funds generated by Proposition 63, which imposed a special state tax on people with incomes over $1 million, the efforts supported by CalMHSA are intended to reduce stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness, prevent suicides, and improve the mental health of students in K–12 schools and colleges across the state. For more information about Each Mind Matters, visit www.eachmindmatters.org. Children learn about mental health while watching the musical “Walk in Our Shoes.”


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BPT Cuando se trata de hacer planes para la jubilación, los trabajadores jóvenes de hoy confrontan dificultades a la hora de entender los recursos y productos que tienen a su disposición, tanto en sus centros de trabajo como en sus inversiones personales. Según una investigación realizada en el año 2013 por LIMRA (una organización de investigaciones, asesoría y desarrollo profesional) los profesionales más jóvenes pertenecientes a la “Generación X” (nacidos entre 1970 y 1980) y a la “Generación Y” (“Generación del Milenio”, nacidos entre 1980 y el 2000) no están aprovechando la ayuda de los profesionales financieros, quienes pueden brindarles información y educación para planificar una jubilación segura. Esa falta de astucia financiera es un desafío para los jóvenes adultos que enfrentan un mercado laboral complejo, pues muchas personas luchan con el pago de los préstamos estudiantiles y la creación de ahorros a corto y largo plazo, mientras tratan de equilibrar las necesidades de sus familias en crecimiento. Jeff Duncan, un agente de Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) quien se dedique en planes de jubilación, afirma que el trabajo con un profesional financiero confiable debe ser una prioridad para los miembros de las generaciones “X” y “Y”. “Es probable que, en la medida que las generaciones más jóvenes se acerquen a la edad de retiro, dejen de existir muchos de los beneficios que disfrutaron sus padres

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y abuelos, tales como pensiones y planes de jubilación patrocinados por sus compañías. Esto dará como resultado que los miembros de esas generaciones tendrán que recurrir a sus ahorros personales si quieren retirarse”, explica el señor Duncan. Sólo uno de cada cinco consumidores pertenecientes a las generaciones “X” y “Y” recurren a un profesional financiero, según la investigación de LIMRA mencionada. Además, el estudio de LIMRA descubrió que los profesionales más jóvenes que tienen acceso a un plan de jubilación patrocinado por su empleador, serían más propensos a participar en el mismo si tuvieran conocimiento de los productos financieros correspondientes. Tom Henske, financiero profesional ubicado en Nueva York y autor de la columna noticiosa semanal MoneySmart Kids, estima que los miembros de las generaciones “X” y “Y” pueden tomar medidas positivas en lo tocante a la planificación de un mejor futuro financiero con unos pasos simples: 1. Educase. Estar al tanto, con la ayuda de un profesional financiero confiable, de los diferentes productos y oportunidades financieras disponibles, tanto por vía de sus beneficios como por los ahorros para la jubilación. 2. Entienda la utilidad de todos los beneficios que ofrece su empleador. Revise las áreas de dichos beneficios que no satisfacen totalmente sus necesidades futuras. Determine qué oportunidades existen para eliminar cualquier brecha. Además, aproveche de cualquier dinero “gratuito” que le ofrezca su empleador. Por ejemplo, la

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compañía puede brindarle una aportación del 3 por ciento a su cuenta 401(k) si usted contribuye con un 6 por ciento. 3. Reduzca sus deudas pendientes y crea un plan a largo plazo. En su plan, tenga ahorros de emergencia y productos de jubilación para contar con ingresos adicionales cuando deje de recibir un pago estable; y productos de protección como seguro de ingresos por discapacidad y seguro de vida. 4. Revise y evalúe sus finanzas y planes una vez al año la forma en que su estrategia se corresponde con su estilo de vida actual y el que planifica para el futuro. 5. Difunda sus conocimientos y predique con el ejemplo. Demuéstreles a sus hijos cómo asume la responsabilidad de prepararse para su retiro. Esto lo puede demostrar de diferentes maneras. En el caso de niños más pequeños, hábleles sobre la importancia de pagar las cuentas a tiempo, e incluso puede jugar con ellos al “banco ficticio”. En el caso de los hijos que son jóvenes adultos, pregúnteles qué medidas están tomando desde ahora para planificar su futuro financiero. “Es muy probable que los integrantes de las generaciones ‘X’ y ‘Y’ tendrán que financiar sus planes de jubilación con ahorros, es extremadamente importante que conozcan los pasos que deben dar para llegar a una mejor posición financiera, aprovechando al mismo tiempo cualquier herramienta de ahorro que les proporcionen los beneficios del empleador y los ahorros para el retiro”, concluye el señor Henske.

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FAMILY FEATURES dieta alta en frutas, verduras, granos enteros, lácteos bajos en grasa, carne de poca grasa y las grasas buenas, como las no saturadas que se encuentran en los cacahuates.

NAPSM Un nuevo informe ofrece noticias positivas sobre la salud de los hispanos en EE. UU., pero también trae datos preocupantes. El informe, publicado por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC por sus siglas en inglés), afirma que aunque los hispanos tienen una mejor condición de salud que los ciudadanos blancos no hispanos en cuanto a la mayoría de los factores de salud analizados, la población latina continúa teniendo tasas de mortalidad mucho más altas por enfermedades como diabetes y cirrosis crónica del hígado, así como por homicidio y una más alta prevalencia de obesidad. Desde el punto de vista de la salud pública, estos resultados son importantes en muchas maneras. Por ejem-

plo, una de cada seis personas en EE. UU. es hispana. Esto significa que casi 57 millones de personas podrían estar más vulnerables a esas condiciones que a otras. Para el 2035, los hispanos podrían constituir casi un 25 por ciento de la población estadounidense. O sea que esta vulnerabilidad es prevalente dentro de un segmento demográfico creciente y que podría continuará aumentando por bastante tiempo. Afortunadamente, algunas de estas condiciones, como la obesidad y diabetes, se pueden prevenir cambiando la dieta y el estilo de vida, especialmente una dieta que incluya una cantidad significante de pro-teína y de grasas buenas. Por ejemplo, la Asociación Americana del Corazón, sugiere que se consuma una

Con siete gramos de proteína por porción, los cacahuates proporcionan más energía proteínica que cualquier otra nuez. Los cacahuates contienen más de 30 vitaminas y nutrientes esenciales y muchos los consideran un alimento que puede proveer bastante energía duradera y es una adición sensata a una dieta en cualquier momento del día. Un beneficio adicional es que los cacahuates son una fuente de proteína accesible además de ser convenientes; vienen en paquetitos y se pueden consumir agregando crema de cacahuate (o peanut butter, como es conoce en inglés) a un licuado o a un plato de avena preparada. Cuando se suma el costo, la nutrición, conveniencia y el sabor, los cacahuates realmente ofrecen muchísimo a muy bajo costo. Para aprender más sobre cuestiones de salud y los hispanos, visite www.cdc.gov/ vitalsigns/hispanic-health/ index.html. Agregar cacahuates a su dieta es parte de un estilo de vida saludable

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When adults reach their 40s, they often start to notice small changes in their vision, which can impact their daily lives and job performance. Whether having difficulty reading a book or working on a computer screen, such changes can be frustrating, but they can often be addressed by an eye care professional. According to the National Eye Institute, all adults aged 60 and older should have a comprehensive dilated eye exam, with the exception of African Americans, who are advised to get the exams starting at age 40 due to a higher risk of developing glaucoma at an earlier age. Even if you haven’t experienced any issues with your sight, a dilated exam can detect serious eye diseases and conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic eye disease, and glaucoma. Regular eye exams go a long way in helping you see well for a lifetime. But there is more you can do. Experts at the National Eye Institute recommend following these additional steps to protect your vision. 1. Live a healthy lifestyle. Living an overall healthy life is good for your eyes. This includes: •Maintaining a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese increases your risk of developing diabetes and other systemic conditions, which can lead to vision loss from diabetic eye disease or glaucoma. •Eating healthy foods. You’ve heard carrots are good for your eyes, but eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark leafy greens such as spinach, kale, or collard greens is important for keeping your eyes healthy, too. Research has also shown there are eye health benefits from eating fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut. •Not smoking. Smoking is as

bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. Research has linked smoking to an increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract and optic nerve damage, all of which can lead to blindness. 2. Know your family history. Talk to your family members about their eye health history. It’s important to know if anyone has been diagnosed with an eye disease or condition since many are hereditary. This will help to determine if you are at higher risk for developing an eye disease or condition. 3. Use protective eyewear. Protect your eyes when playing sports, working with hazardous materials, or doing chores like mowing the lawn. Protective eyewear includes safety glasses and goggles, safety shields and eye guards specially designed to provide the correct protection for a certain activity. Most protective eyewear lenses are made of polycarbonate, which is 10 times stronger than other plastics. Many eye care providers sell protective eyewear, as do some sporting goods stores. 4. Wear sunglasses. Sunglasses are a great fashion accessory, but their most important job is to protect your eyes from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. When purchasing sunglasses, look for ones that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. Exposure to excess sunlight can increase your risk of cataract and age-related macular de-

generation, tissue growth on the white part of eye that can cause discomfort and blurred vision. You can find more information on these preventive measures and dozens of other vision-related topics at www.nei.nih.gov. Just as the rest of your body ages, so do the eyes. The following are common diseases and conditions associated with aging that can be detected with proper monitoring from an eye care professional: •Cataract. People who experience this clouding of the lens in the eye often report increased glare and fading of colors. •Diabetic eye disease. A complication of diabetes and a leading cause of blindness, its most common form is diabetic retinopathy, which happens when the disease damages small blood vessels inside the retina. •Dry eye. Dry eye can feel like stinging or burning, and can lead to blurred vision or even vision loss if left untreated. •Glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye’s optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of the disease. •Age-related Macular Degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that blurs the sharp, central vision you need for “straightahead” activities such as reading, sewing, and driving. AMD affects the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail.


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Warmer weather, longer days and smells of sizzling meat on the grill can only mean one thing — summer has officially arrived. As you gear up for the season of backyard barbeques and spontaneous weekend getaways, don’t let the cost of summer entertaining take a toll on your wallet. Sizzle into summer with these tasty tips and techniques that will make cookouts, road trips and impromptu pool parties mouthwatering for less: •Less Flipping, More Grilling: When grilling for that backyard barbeque, don’t make the mistake of constantly lifting the lid on your grill. Every time you lift the lid, you lose smoke, which will make your meat less flavorful! •Make More Time for Fun: Keep recipes simple so you can join the party and avoid getting stuck in the kitchen. Sometimes all you need for big flavor is to infuse simple spices into your meals. Whip up a quick dry rub with common spices like cumin, chili powder, oregano and peppercorns, and use when grilling meat, fish and even veggies.

1 tablespoon Carlini Pure Olive Oil 1 zucchini, halved and sliced into 1/4-inch slices 7 mushrooms, sliced 1 onion, thinly sliced Carlini Canola Cooking Spray 6 Pueblo Lindo Flour Tortillas 3 cups Happy Farms Shredded Cheddar Cheese In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add zucchini, mushrooms and onion. Cook until soft, stirring often. Drain any liquid.

Coat six squares of foil with cooking spray, lay one tortilla on each. Place 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 vegetable mixture on one half of the tortilla; fold in half. Seal the foil around the quesadilla. Keep chilled for any camping trip! To cook each quesadilla, place foil packet on the outside of the campfire or on grill grates. Cook for 3 minutes per side. Allow to cool slightly before opening and eating.

•Put a Fresh Twist on Comfort Foods: Add a twist to your barbeque staple foods to make your dish stand out. Stuff your burgers with jalapeño slices and cheddar cheese or top them off with unique flavors like pineapple, avocado or kiwi. It’s fun to mix and match different flavor combinations. •Keep It Cool in the Sun: Have homemade freezer pops in your freezer for impromptu pool parties and neighborhood slip and slides. Mix up this traditional summer treat by combining a classic fruit flavor with an exotic one. Coconut flakes, cilantro or honey will add a unique spin on a classic snack. •Bring Adventure Home: Travel to a new city without going further than your local supermarket. Just switch up your go-to recipes with some regional flavors like Texas BBQ ribs or Chicago deep dish pizza.

3 cups watermelon, cubed and seeded 3/4 cup Baker’s Corner Granulated Sugar, divided 3/4 cup blueberries 1/2 cup lime juice, freshly squeezed Zest of 1 lime 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded 1/4 cup water 3 drops green food coloring

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In a blender, puree watermelon and 1/2 cup sugar until smooth.

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Pour into freezer pop molds leaving a 1 1/2-inch space

Hand-Held Snacks Keep your road trip simple and pack finger food snacks that can easily be taken on the go. Quesadillas are quick to make for grab and go meals, and taste great with a combination of sweet and savory flavors. •Experiment with fun flavors like ricotta cheese and strawberries; sweet potatoes and black beans; or blueberries and cream cheese. •Make batches ahead of time and have on-hand for when the kids get hungry. Just heat and serve for a simple snack. •Incorporate fresh spices and produce to keep variations fun and unique all summer long.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Kevin, ALDI Test Kitchen Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes (plus 6 hours to freeze) Servings: 8 freezer pops

at the top. Drop 3–4 blueberries and freezer pop stick into each mold; freeze for at least 3 hours. In a blender, puree remaining sugar, lime juice, lime zest, cucumber, water and food coloring until smooth. Reserve in refrigerator. When watermelon pops are thoroughly frozen, add lime mixture to the top of the mold. Return to freezer, freeze for at least 3 hours or until frozen.


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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE OAKLAND, Calif. - California is ranked 38th in the nation in overall child wellbeing, according to the Kids Count Data Book, released today by the nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation. Researchers looked at federal statistics from 2008 to 2013 and ranked states on topics including health, education and economics in terms of how they affect children. California Governor Jerry Brown and San Jose Mayor LIccardo spoke at a mayoral conference held by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Tuesday.

Social Inclusion: Affordable Housing as a Linchpin to Merge Silicon Valley’s Two Worlds I’m honored to join this distinguished panel, and I thank the Holy Father and the Vatican for the invitation, as well as the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for convening us to engage in this important dialogue. I began my mayoral term only seven months ago in the City of San Jose, California. San Jose has grown quickly to a population of more than 1 million, the largest city in Silicon Valley, and the tenth largest in the United States. San Jose has quietly emerged as a catalyst of global innovation; home to holders of more US patents than any other city, and site of many of the world’s leading technology companies. We’re also proud of our remarkable diversity. In the spirit of its namesake, St. Joseph, San Jose is a city of immigrants. Some 40% of our adults were born in foreign country, and they comprise a great source of our strength: half of the venture-funded

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startups in Silicon Valley have a foreign-born founder, and their rags-to-riches stories have inspired thousands more to come to Silicon Valley each year. Yet San Jose still falls short by any measure of social inclusion. Many of our immigrants and their progeny remain disproportionately poor, and a growing wealth gap exposes a more profound opportunity gap, marked by disparate access to quality education. I’ve launched efforts with community partners to broaden opportunity, such as by expanding after-school programs for underserved youth, and providing summer jobs for teens in struggling neighborhoods. Fundamentally, though, it is on the subject of housing where one finds the most palpable manifestation of San Jose’s troubling economic inequality. San Jose faces an affordable housing crisis. That crisis is felt most acutely by the over 4,000 residents who find themselves homeless each night The juxtaposition of Silicon Valley’s rich and poor has attracted the atten-

Jessica Mindnich from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s California affiliate, Children

Now, says the results are unacceptable in such a wealthy state.

undocumented children to enroll their kids in Medi-Cal as of next year.

“We’re the eighth-largest economy in the world and yet, we have one in four kids living in poverty,” she says. “In fact, we’re ranked 49th in economic well-being.”

“As a result of policy decisions over the last few years, having all kids with health insurance is actually a possibility in this state for the first time, and that’s really exciting,” she says.

One bright spot for California kids in the report is the Golden State is ranked 14th in the nation for children’s health, up from 26th the year before. Mindnich says the jump in healthcare is due, in part, to California’s aggressive implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The state has also opted to allow parents of

In education, the survey ranks California 38th, although Mindnich says the state has made significant progress in returning Kthrough-12 funding to 2008 levels, adding 21,000 additional pre-school slots for needy kids, and implementing Common Core education standards.

tion of international media, who gasped last year at the irony of 300 people living within the nation’s largest homeless encampment, only a thirty -minute drive from the headquarters of Google, Facebook, Oracle, and their billionaire CEOs’ homes. So, too is the plight of the many who work but struggle daily; according to one recent study, only one-quarter of Silicon Valley’s workers can afford a median-rent apartment in San Jose, with affordability defined as spending one-third of one’s income on housing. Increasingly, we live in one Valley, but two worlds. In confronting our challenges of homelessness and affordable housing, I’ve focused on five basic strategies: (1) rapid rehousing of the most vulnerable homeless; (2) work-first approaches to restoring dignity; (3) expansion of the transitional housing inventory, (4) identifying new resources to build permanent affordable housing units, and (5) implementing affordability by design.

A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks California 38th in the nation when it comes to the overall well-being of children. Photo credit: Kristine Kisky/Morguefile.


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By a 4-1 vote, the City of Richmond passed a rent control law Tuesday night, prompting celebration among the broad coalition of tenants, labor allies, homeowners, and progressive community groups that packed the hearing chambers all night. Landlords turned out in force to oppose rent control but had no support from any allies outside the landlord industry. The Richmond Coalition for Fair Rents and Just Cause included AFSCME Local 3299, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Building Blocks for Kids Richmond Collaborative, California Nurses Association, CCISCO (Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization), Centro Latino Cuzcatian, CUIDO

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(Communities United in Support of Olmstead), Eviction Defense Center, EBHO (East Bay Housing Organization), Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council, Richmond Progressive Alliance, Saffron Strand, SEIU Local 1021, Tenants Together, Urban Habitat, and Urban Tilth. Vice Mayor Jael Myrick joined Councilmembers Jovanka Beckles, Eduardo Martinez and Gayle McLaughlin in casting the votes to pass rent control. These councilmembers withstood an aggressive and well-funded lobbying effort by real estate industry representatives that tried in vain to persuade the Council that rent control was the wrong answer to rising rents and displacement. Councilmember Nathaniel Bates cast the lone vote

against the measure in the end. Mayor Thomas Butt and Councilmember Vinay Pimple were vehemently opposed but did not cast votes. In a dramatic moment just before the vote when it became clear that Vice Mayor Myrick was going to support rent control, Mayor Butt stated, “I’m leaving. I can’t deal with this,” at which point he stood up and left the meeting, followed by Councilmember Pimple. Moments later by a 4-1 vote, the Council passed rent control. The Richmond law is the first new rent control law in California in decades. The real estate industry threw everything they had at these council members but were unable to derail these basic protections against unfair rent increases and arbitrary evictions.

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“For him to say it was really important,” he says. “Some of us have been out here doing this work for 10 years trying to get a fair shake and a clean application.” California banned the box for public-sector jobs in July 2014. San Francisco has banned it for all jobs in the city, public and private. To the north, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed that state’s “ban the box” legislation last week. Nunn notes there are 70 million Americans with a criminal record who have a hard time even getting a job interview, which creates a permanent underclass disproportionately affecting people of color. He says the focus in California is now on removing the question from housing, student aid and all private-sector job applications. “The process would be a lot fairer,” he says. “I don’t think you can get to public safety through force and fear. I think it takes rehabilitation and forgiveness.” The American Civil Liberties Union is currently circulating a petition on the issue, which requires 25,000 signatures to force a government response. It has received 21,700 signatures so far.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281042 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Claudia Gadea. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Claudia Gadea has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Julien Alexander Lovelace to Julien Alexander Gadea Lovelace. 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 09/01/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the

date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 24, 31; August 7, 14 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281042 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mohammad Salmon Sebt. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mohammad Salmon Sebt has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mohammad Salmon Sebt to Solomon M. Sebt. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/13/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior

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Court July 24, 31; August 7, 14 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282529 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ivet Alejandra Zarate-Landino and Jesus Joel Nevarez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Alejandra Zarate-Landino and Jesus Joel Nevarez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alvaro Nevarez to Alvaro Nevarez Zarate. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/29/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 24, 31; August 7, 14 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606432 The following person(s) is (are) doing business New Vision Precision Solutions 701 Aldo Ave Unit # 2 Santa Clara CA

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95054, Santa Clara Co. Cristian Garcia and Marissel Payva 590 Hazel Dell way #2 San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Marissel A. Payva General Partner July 24, 31; August 7, 14 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/25/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607105 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Fineware, LLC 213 Mountain Springs Dr San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara Co. Fineware LLC 213 Mountain Springs Dr San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Elaine Holland Manager July 24, 31; August 7, 14 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/20/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607076 The following person(s) is (are) doing business

Monster Boba Tea and Desserts 10787 S. Blaney Ave Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Vesta Foods Inc. 2050 Randolph Dr. San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/06/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Shuang Liu Manager Ceo July 24, 31; August 7, 14 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/17/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282694 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Federico Pasquarelli and Caroline Espirito Santo Tiburcio. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Federico Pasquarelli and Caroline Espirito Tiburcio Santo have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sofia Grace Pasquarelli to Sophia Alexia Pasquarelli. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/06/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy

of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 6, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282940 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Martha Echeverria. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Martha Echeverria has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Fransisco Huitron Echeverria to Marcos Huitron Echeverria. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/13/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015

ORDER TO SHOWCAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV283019 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Abdolali Iravani. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Abdolali Iravani has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abdolali Iravani to Ali Iravani. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/13/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606845 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Smoke Zone Gift Shop 16375 Monterey Rd Ste. K Morgan Hill CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Issa Seoud 260 Wright Ave Morgan Hilll CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Issa Seoud July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/09/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606808 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Limon Cleaning Services 1888 Matos Ct. Santa Clara, CA 95050,

Santa Clara Co. Ricardo Velazquez Limon 1888 Matos Ct Santa Clara CA 95050. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ricardo Velazquez Limon July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/08/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606615 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Octane 521 Charcot Ave Unit #201 San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Catered Too 325 Demeter East Palo Alto, CA 94303. This business is conducted by a corpration; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Greg Casella CEO July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/01/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606614 The following person(s) is (are) doing business High Octane 521 Charcot Ave Unit #201 San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Catered Too 325 Demeter East Palo Alto, CA 94303. This business is conducted by a corpration; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Greg Casella CEO July 17, 24, 31; August 7, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/01/2015 Notice of Petition to


JULY 24-30, 2015 Administer Estate of Carlos H. Perez No.115PR176420 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Norma Bravo in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Norma Bravo be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Carlos H. Perez. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 08/13/2015 2015 at 9:30am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor.

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Norma Bravo 742 Vonna Ct. San Jose, CA 95123 408-972-7985 FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281978 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tuyen Ngoc Thai. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Tuyen Ngoc Thai has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Tuyen Ngoc Thai to Alexandra Gabriella Louis Thai b.AKA Tuyen N. Thai to Alexandra Gabriella Louis Thai. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281963 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ly P Tran. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Ly P Tran has filed a petition for Change of Name with

the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Ly P Tran to Ally Tran b.AKA Ly Pham Thien Tran to ally tran . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/22/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 10, 17, 24, 31, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606306 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Jackson Liquor & Food 150 S. Jackson Ave San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Rafique Panjwani 43947 Boston Court Fremont, Ca 94539. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/11/2010 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rafique Panjwani July 10, 19, 24, 31, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606790 The following person(s) is (are) doing business C&L Services 4548 Sonoma Dr Milpitas CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Lester Castillo 4548 Sonoma Dr Milpitas CA 95035 and Carlos Loranca 9279 Pacific Ave #45 San Leandro Ca 94577. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious 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.) Lester Castillo General Partner C&L Services July 10, 19, 24, 31, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/08/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604130 The following person(s) is (are) doing business WR Properties 6707 Elwood Rd San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara Co. Benjamin Fernandez 6707 Elwood Rd. San Jose, Ca 95120. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Benjamin Fernandez July 10, 19, 24, 31, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 604176 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zui Ze Café 3975 Senter Rd. Ste # 104 San Jose, CA 95111. Ma, Amy Tuyet 1049 Honeysuckle Dr. San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/22/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ma, Amy Tuyet July 10, 19, 24, 31, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/202015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV280592 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seungmi Suh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Seungmi Suh has filed a petition for Change of

Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Seungmi Suh to Judy Seungmi Hsu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/25/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV272639 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Baktygul Kurmantaeva. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Baktygul Kurmantaeva has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Baktygul Kurmantaeva to Bakulia Adeline Kurmant. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 08/25/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 115CV282445 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Catherine Sonia Kirk. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Catherine Sonia Kirk has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Catherine Sonia Kirk to Sonia MingJiu Chiou. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/29/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 29, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282398 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dhanashree Madhav Londhe. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Dhanashree Madhav Londhe has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dhanashree Madhav Londhe to Anushka Upendra Godse. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/29/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circula-

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS tion, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 26, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 605911 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Physicians Medical Urgent Care, Inc. 1910-A and 1910-B N. Capitol Avenue San Jose, CA 95132, Santa Clara Co. Physicians Medical Group of San Jose, Inc 75 E. Santa Clara Street Suite 950 San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this 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.) Emiro Burbano, M.D. President July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/10/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606434 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Pacific Coast Legal Services, INC. 31 N. 2nd Street, Ste. 200 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Pacific Coast Legal Services, INC. 31 N. 2nd Street San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/25/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Krista Cantu President July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/25/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606537 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Orange Moon Salon 1749 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Ruth May and Kenny May 3185 Haga Dr. San

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Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have not begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ruth May July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/30/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606362 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Premiere Spine and Sport 4982 Cherry Avenue San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Premiere Corporation Solutions 4982 Cherry Avenue San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2015 “I declare that all information in this 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.) Justin Brink President July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/24/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 606123 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ai Mel Li 2050 Concourse Dr San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Qingyang Zhang and Fazhen Meng 70 Mihalakis St. #303 Milpitas, Ca 95035. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/15/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Fazhen Meng July 3, 10, 19, 24, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/17/2015


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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Instead of partying away the summer with friends, dozens of college kids from California, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada are celebrating Latino Conservation week by preparing for a leadership summit next week in Denver. They’re all part of a nonprofit called Nuestro Rio, which means “our river” in Spanish. The event will train new leaders in the fight to save the Colorado River from mismanagement and overuse.

Hoover Dam on the Colorado River provides power to much of Southern California. Youth leaders from the group Nuestro Rio are working to save the river. Photo credit: Mike/morguefile

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Environmentalists and outdoor recreation enthusiasts in the California Hydropower Reform Coalition are banding together to oppose a bill that would make the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission the lead agency in relicensing hydropower dams. The bill before the House Energy and Commerce Committee would give FERC the power to speed up the process and overrule the concerns of the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and California State Water Resource Control Board.

Hoover Dam on the Colorado River provides power to much of Southern California. It brings water to 6 million acres of farmland and generates $1.4 trillion a year for the economy. The students are promoting a “conservation first” agenda - to make sure that every drop counts. Greg Webb, director of Nuestro Rio’s youth program, said young Latinos and Native Americans are continuing their cultural heritage by protecting the natural world. “These young people are answering the call to serve,” he said. “It’s a thread that runs richly through Native American tradition, and it’s a thread that runs deeply in the Latino and Hispanic tradition as well.” Last year, the students created the first-ever Lower Colorado Region Youth Council at the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation.

They estimate that 250 dams will need to be relicensed in the next decade. California has dozens of hydropower facilities on rivers that include the Tuolumne, Merced, Kern and Feather Rivers on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains. According to the environmental advocacy group American Rivers, the relicensing process only happens every 30 to 50 years - so it is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to force private dam operators to upgrade their facilities with clean water, recreation and fish and wildlife in mind. Shutes said the bill would add very little hydropower to the equation because most of America’s rivers suitable for dams already have been harnessed.

Chris Shutes, FERC project director for the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, said the bill promotes power generation at the expense of environment, recreation and local concerns.

“Its goal, really, is not to create more energy,” he said. “It’s to get a better deal for the energy providers who already have projects.”

“The people who are in charge of fish and land management would have to have their requirements approved by an entity whose main function is to approve energy projects,” he said.

The California Hydropower Reform Coalition would like the bill to be pulled so negotiations can resume with the National Hydropower Association on the best way to improve America’s dams while restoring river flow and wildlife habitat, improving passage for fish and maintaining recreation sites.

The bill’s authors say it is designed to speed up a relicensing process for existing hydropower dams that can take eight to 10 years.

“The Colorado River provides so many different things for civilization,” said Adrian Hernandez Lopez, a member of Nuestro Rio and a student of environmental engineering at Santa Ana College. “Wherever you look in the West, the Colorado River is somehow involved one way or another.”

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Details of the bill are online at: energy.senate.gov.

Shasta Dam is one of dozens that provide hydropower to California. The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill to change the way hydropower licensing is conducted. Photo credit: photoquest7/iStockphoto.com.


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Maryah Samarron EL OBSERVADOR When a band not only has a great sound, but also makes a statement through their music, this speaks volumes on the essence of true artistry. Grammy winners, Santa Cecilia, are a band which stands tall, as a monument for the Latino community. Pepe, the accordion player of the band, expresses how their music is a reflection of what goes in on Los Angeles. Being the children of immigrant families, the band exemplifies how hard work and dedication can get you your hearts desires. Although their music has reached a variety of listeners, Santa Cecilia’s group members consist of artists with Mexican, Nicaraguan and Venezuelan roots. Through their music they hope to display a message to the world that shows a positive reflection of immigrant

families. Not only in their music, but in their display of character, proven through their motivation to achieve their dreams, Santa Cecilia delivers their audiences great music to dance to, along with lyrics of hope for those striving to make their own dreams a reality. Since their recent Grammy win, Santa Cecilia has been on the road for weeks at a time. With the positive support of their friends and family back home, they stay diligent in making more music and bringing it to a variety of countries. From Argentina, to Alaska, to Colombia, to right here in the states, Santa Cecilia not only reaches a multitude of people, but make culturally diverse connections, better known as, friends. They are excited to kick off their next tour in Washington, then making their way here in California, performing in San Francisco and Santa Cruz. This will be Santa Cecilia’s 7th year performing

Artist Personnel Marisol Hernández vocals Marco Sandoval guitar José Carlos accordion Alex Bendaña bass Andres Torres drums Miguel Ramírez percussion Artist Website lasantacecilia.com

at the Jazz Fest and they are excited to share some new music from their freshly completed album. Santa Cecilia is a creative band who began playing at weddings and local events; yet they have reached a success obtained only by those who persevere through the struggle and stay motivated through the set-backs. Although they have received their well deserved Grammy Award, Santa Cecilia aims to be recognized not for their awards; but for their ability to make an impact of unity and change, by being an example to the community through the leadership in their music. More info on La Santa Cecilia, as well as the other musical guest at the SF Jazz Fest 2015 may be found at: sfjazz.org/events/sessions/2015/0724/ la-santa-cecilia

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Pixels is the summer tentpole action comedy in which aliens attack the Earth, using 1980s videogames as the model for their attacks, produced by Happy Madison and 1492 Pictures. Taking the helm of Pixels, Chris Columbus helped define 1980s movies as the writer of Gremlins and The Goonies, then went on to direct beloved, classic comedies like Home Alone and Mrs. Doubtfire, and help launch epic, special-effects blockbuster franchises like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and Night at the Museum, Columbus says that Pixels appealed to him in myriad ways. “Reading the Pixels script felt so original, so unique, that I just had to do it,” he says. “I loved the blend of comedy mixed with action, which gave me an opportunity to do something I hadn’t been able to do since Harry Potter. It enabled me to push the comedy as far as we could, but also create this very intense action adventure film. For me, it’s Gremlins meets Goonies meets Harry Potter – it gave me the opportunity to create something really fresh using the tools I had gathered over the years. It would be an original summer movie that took you back to the 80s in an evocative, nostalgic way.” The project stars Adam Sandler, who also serves as a producer of the film. Columbus says that being able to serve both roles benefits the project. “Adam has a great sense of comedy and is a very savvy producer,” says Columbus. “That’s a great combination, because – for example – he completely under-

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stands when something’s working and we can move on, or when something’s not working and needs a little more time to get it right.” The list of the film’s pixelated co-stars reads like an allstar team of the 1980s: PAC-MAN™, Donkey Kong™, Centipede®, Galaga™, Frogger, Q*bert™, and Space Invaders™, among many others. “These classic characters were part of the DNA of the project, so it was critical that we work together to bring them on board,” explains Allen Covert, one of the film’s producers. “Fortunately, they were all extremely receptive. We approached them with a deep love for their characters and a respect for the elements that make them unique and iconic, and we worked with the companies to incorporate those elements into the film.” Partners included Atari Interactive, Inc. (Asteroids, Breakout, Centipede, Missile Command); Konami Digital Entertainment (Frogger); Bandai Namco Entertainment (PAC-MAN, Galaga, Dig Dug); Nintendo (Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt); Sony Computer Entertainment (Q*Bert); TAITO CORPORATION (Arkanoid, Space Invaders); and Warner Bros. Interactive (Paperboy, Joust, Defender, Robotron), G-MODE (BurgerTime), and TETRIS (Tetris). Columbus adds, “There would be no way to make the movie without these legendary characters – they are as important to the film as the roles that the actors are playing.

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It was a real thrill to see everything come together exactly as we envisioned it.” Executive Producer Michael Barnathan, who also serves as president of Columbus’ company, 1492 Pictures, adds that the filmmaking team also found 1980s inspiration in other ways. “I think everyone involved with this movie has a great love for the great summer action-comedies of the 1980s,” he says. “We definitely wanted a movie for today’s audiences, but our goal was also to capture something of the feel that made those movies so special – that mix of action and comedy that the movies of that era did so well.” Columbus says that one other reason he felt attracted to the project was the chance to make a film that would truly appeal to audiences of all ages. “Of course, the parents out there are going to remember playing these games at a video arcade, and their kids will be just as amazed by the characters – there are a hundred jokes in the movie that work for parents, and a hundred that work for their kids,” he says. “But it’s more than that. I think there’s a lot of nostalgia for these games and about the 80s in particular. I certainly hear it all the time – I talk to college kids and their favorite movie is The Goonies. There’s a lot of love for that era right now.”


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ENTERTAINMENT

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“Quite the blowout… hot fun in the summertime.” — SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

San Jose CALIFORNIA In its 18th year, THE LION KING remains ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 22 global productions have been seen by more than 80 million people and, cumulatively, run a staggering 112 years. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years. Translated into seven different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Melbourne, Australia; Basel, Switzerland; Mexico City; and on tour across North America and Japan, for a total of ten productions running concurrently across the globe. Having played 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history. THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony Awards®: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best

Direction of a Musical. THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design. The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success. The first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show around the world. The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer. The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.”

The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The Lion King animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay. Other members of the creative team include: Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor) and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as associate producer. For more information worldwide, visi:

www.LionKing.com The San Jose engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING is presented by arrangement with Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, and is a subscription offering of the 2015–16 season. NORTH AMERICAN TOUR SCHEDULE THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2016: Edmonton – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium July 14 – August 9, 2015 Calgary – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium August 11 – September 6, 2015 San Jose – San Jose Center for the Performing Arts September 9 – October 4, 2015

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Mario Jiménez Castillo. EL OBSERVADOR Entre las profecías y augurios acerca de cometas y asteroides, existe un presagio asociado a “Nostradamus” quién auguró la aparición de dos cometas que pudieran acercarse peligrosamente a la tierra o hasta impactar nuestro planeta en un periodo comprendido entre el año 2016 y el año 2038. Nadie sabe lo que sucederá, ni siquiera los astrónomos de la NASA, ya que los cometas son impredecibles y pueden aparecer de un momento a otro. Si algo así llegase a suceder, ningún gobierno ni potencia mundial podría hacer algo para detener o prevenir un impacto de estos cuerpos celestes con la tierra, no sería el fin del mundo pero definitivamente la vida en nuestro planeta cambiaría radicalmente. Esto no sería algo nuevo ya que se tiene científicamente la certeza que en épocas prehistóricas un cometa impactó la superficie terrestre. Según los últimos avances científicos, se cree que fue el choque de un cometa con la tierra, el impacto que provocó la desaparición de los dinosaurios. La aparición de un cometa no se

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puede presagiar a la ligera. Aunque existe una probabilidad que un cometa choque con nuestro planeta cada 50 a 65 millones de años. Los cometas son fragmentos residuales creados durante la formación del sistema solar. Un cometa es un cuerpo pequeño que orbita el Sol viajando en órbitas gigantescas. Está formado específicamente por roca, hielo, polvo, dióxido de carbono, nitrógeno y otros gases volátiles. La cola del cometa se forma cuando éste comienza a acercarse al Sol, pues el hielo y los gases se derriten en un proceso conocido como “sublimación”. Una lluvia de meteoritos es el fenómeno que ocurre cuando las partículas de polvo y roca de un cometa chocan con la atmósfera de la tierra. Muchos cometas transitan en el cinturón de asteroides que existe entre Marte y Júpiter, y en el cinturón de Kuiper, formado más allá de la órbita de Neptuno. Plutón es mayormente un “cometa” y no un mini-planeta, siendo el mayor cuerpo celeste que órbita en el cinturón Kuiper. En la época medieval la aparición de los cometas causaba gran

revuelo y temor en la población. Existía todo tipo de leyendas y profecías en su entorno. Incluso, se cree que fue un cometa, lo que hoy conocemos como <la estrella de Belén> El pionero en el estudio de los cometas fue el astrónomo Edmund Halley, fue él quién descubrió que el cometa de 1531, 1607 y 1682, era el mismo. Y predijo además que ese mismo cometa aparecería nuevamente en 1758. Por ello el Cometa Halley, lleva su nombre en honor a él. Aunque se considera poco probable que un cometa impacte a la tierra, si existe una mínima posibilidad que este hecho ocurra, de ello existen ejemplos considerables. Los cráteres de la luna son huecos enormes creados por el impacto de varios cometas. En 1994 un enorme cometa chocó con el planeta Júpiter, causando estragos en la superficie del planeta. Los cometas suelen llegar a medir de 5 a 100 o más millas de diámetro, y viajan a una distancia de 10 millas por segundo. La cola del cometa es más larga. La cola del gran cometa de 1811 llegó a medir 1 millón de millas de largo.


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Los Angeles, CA The Golden State Warriors were honored with three ESPYs at the 2015 ESPY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles July 15th, 2015, with Stephen Curry named “Best Male Athlete” and “Best NBA Player,” while Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr won “Best Coach/Manager.” Fans determined the winners in each category by voting online beginning in late June, when the nominations were announced, until the start of the ceremony, which was broadcast on ABC. Curry, a first-time winner in both categories, helped lead the Warriors to their first championship in 40 years with a 4-2 series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. In addition, the six-year veteran joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in franchise history to be named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player. Curry led the league in three-point field goals for a third consecutive season, hitting 286 threes to break his own NBA-record for regular season three-pointers and connecting on an NBA postseason record 98 threes in the 2015 Playoffs. Also nominated for “Best Male Athlete” were LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) and J.J. Watt (Houston Texans); also nominated for “Best NBA Player” were James, Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), James Harden (Houston Rockets) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder). Kerr became the first NBA head coach to lead his team to a championship in his first year at the helm since Pat Riley in 1981-82. Golden State combined to win 83 games in the regular season and playoffs, the third highest combined win total in NBA history behind only the 199596 and 1996-97 Bulls. Kerr has been a part of all three teams in NBA history to win at least 83 games in a single season (two as a player, one as a coach). Also nominated for “Best Coach/ Manager” were Geno Auriemma (University of Connecticut), Bill Belichick (New England Patriots), Mike Krzyzewski (Duke) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State).

San Jose, CA The San Jose Earthquakes will host their fifth annual A&W Root Beer Float Day on Sunday, Aug. 2, starting at 12:00 p.m. PT in the 7UP Epicen ter prior to the club’s match with the Portland Timbers. Local celebrities, including Earthquakes television and radio broadcasters, Sharks radio voice Dan Rusanowsky and figure skating Gold Medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, have teamed up with the Earthquakes for the charity event to scoop, pour and serve root beer floats to fans with a recommended $5 donation to their choice of one of three charities - the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, or the Earthquakes Community Fund. Each fan that makes the recommended donation will also receive an A&W souvenir cup while supplies last. Last year, the Earthquakes raised $10,000 for charity as part of the fourth annual A&W Root Beer Float Night.

About the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund The San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund facilitates and supports programs that produce positive change for children and families in our community with an emphasis in health and fitness. We strive to cultivate the game of soccer within the diverse communities of the Bay Area and promote unity through sport.


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JULY 24-30, 2015

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Aug. 29-30 11am-5pm

Florencio Rodriguez vende una gran variedad de artesanías mexicanas. Fotos cortesía: Arturo Hilario.

Locación: Entre las calles 16 y Produce Row Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Hace 20 años Florencio Rodriguez llego a San Jose para intentar de poner un puesto en la pulga de Berryessa. Desde entonces sus productos de artesianos Mexicana, como jarras de barro, santos y cuadros de arte. Su dedicación a vender en la pulga viene de la necesidad de satisfacer a sus clientes. Originalmente de Sonora, Mexico, Rodriguez siempre a sido comerciante. Luego de llegar a los Estados Unidos se hizo su hogar en San Diego. Hasta ahora el viene manejando desde San Diego cada fin de semana para traer sus productos a la gente de la área de la bahía. “Cada fin de semana, sábado y domingo, (manejo) toda la noche para llegar. Aquí me hice la clientela.” Esta clientela viene por las artesanías mexicanas de todo México. Estas piezas incluyen ollas para ser mole, jarras de barro Talavera, cuadros religiosos,

molcajetes y tortilleras. Aunque si hay varias flea markets y swap meets en la área de San Diego, dice que la proximidad a la frontera le da acceso fácil y precios bajos a la gente que quiera productos artesianos directamente de Mexico. “La razón porque yo ando mas retirado de la frontera es porque (aquí) mis clientes aceptaron mi producto. Les ha gustado y ellos pagan un poquito mas de lo que puede pagar la gente allá. Entre mas retirado andes, pagan mejor tu mercancía.” Luego de iniciar sus primeras ventas Rodriguez dice, “empece a vender mi mercancía y empece a agarrar clientes de San Francisco.” Estos clientes, como los que empezaron a venir también de Eureka y Sacramento, influenciaron a que Rodriguez continuara a viajar desde San Diego, de fin de semana a fin de semana, para vender sus productos populares. “Ellos son los que me están manteniendo aquí en este lugar.” El producto mas popular ahora son las jarras, que dice Rodriguez que se usan para agua fresca, chocolate, atole. Ademas de esto, sirven para

liquido frío o caliente. Y para las que quepan, se pueden usar en microondas. Hay varias opciones y se mira que son uno de los más buscados productos en su arsenal de artesanías. Ademas de proveer los productos mas populares de Mexico, Rodriguez es una persona que sus clientes confían. Después de todo estos años en la pulga de Berryessa, sigue el apoyo de la comunidad que busca a el, y sus artículos para el hogar “Yo e observado que en estos 20 años que tengo de estar aquí me a aceptado la gente y por eso yo vengo y hago la vuelta especial para poderlos atender. Y pasan a saludarme y llevan algo del producto que yo traigo y así es como me he mantenido, y el trato que les doy les ha gustado.” Finalmente dice Rodriguez, “Estoy para servirle, y el cliente acepta mi modo de ser. Creo yo que lo han aceptado porque gracias a dios tengo un modo muy bueno para tratar a la gente. Pueden venir a visitarnos, no nomas a mi, sino vengan a ver todo lo que ay en la pulga y aparte darse una vueltecita a ver lo

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