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¡VAMOS A GOZAR!

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STARLIGHT CINEMAS STAR WARS, THE FORCE AWAKENS OUTDOOR MOVIE SATURDAY AUGUST 26, 2017 / 7PM DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Friday August 25, 2017 / 10am San Pedro Square 87 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA Free

MUSIC IN THE PARK: WAR Friday August 25, 2017 / 5:30pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $10 - $30

DR. CESAR LOZANO Friday August 25, 2017 / 8pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $35 - $100

SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN ST. JAMES PARK Friday August 25, 2017 / 12pm St James Park N 2nd St San jose, CA Free

SJ IMPROV: JOHN WITHERSPOON Friday August 25, 2017 / 7:30pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $17

FACE & BODY SPA CONFERENCE & EXPO Saturday August 26, 2017 / All Day San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $35 - $400

NA&L PRESENTS A MOST COMPLEX MACHINE: THE TRACKER ORGAN Friday August 25, 2017 / 12:45pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph 80 S Market St San Jose, CA $5 door donation suggested

COOKING WITH THE CALAMARI SISTERS Friday August 25, 2017 / 8pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $45 - $65

ULTIMATE WINE RUN Saturday August 26, 2017 / 2pm Arena Green N Autumn St San Jose, CA $25 pre-sale $45 after

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Friday August 25, 2017 / 6pm St James Park N 2nd St San Jose, CA Free

LIZZIE – ROCK MUSICAL Friday August 25, 2017 / 8pm City Lights Theater Company 529 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $23 - $39

SILICON VALLEY PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE Saturday August 26, 2017 / 6pm Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $5-$6

ST. JAMES PARK 105 NORTH 1ST STREET SAN JOSE, CA 95113 FREE STARLIGHT CINEMAS: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Saturday August 26, 2017 / 6:30pm Saint James Park N 2nd St San Jose, CA Free

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OPINION

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

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Dear Superintendent, I strongly recommend that your District’s parents, staff, and teachers receive some guidance from you regarding how adults may speak to our children (students) about the hatred, racism, white superiority which is ‘being voiced’ by members of groups such as the KKK, neo-Nazis; etc. Both parents and their children need some exposure to evidence that an education institution such as yours is concerned enough about what has happened at Charlottesville, VA, Barcelona, Spain, and elsewhere where these extremist individuals commit actions which are over-exposed on our mainstream media (especially TV) without any ‘explanatory discussion’ by leaders of our school districts. Timely ‘Push-Back’ by an educational institution is needed and essential. Adults need to address these issues by talking to their kids (your students) in an age sensitive manner; and

to relate the wrongs that have happened to the usual and accepted standards of civilized behavior. In my opinion Mr. Superintendent, these recent events, including President Trump’s actions and reactions, present an opportunity to remind everyone that the accepted standards of A merican behavior is to honor all ideals embedded in the U.S. Constitution…concepts of equality under the law of the land; access to justice; access to opportunity; and having freedom from fear, want, anxiety, and persecution.   The Founding Fathers were ‘refugees’ from Europe, especially the United Kingdom, where several groups experienced some type of persecution or exclusion. And they convened to document their ideals which resulted in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. This nation is an example that diverse groups can live together; can share the natural resources provided to American by Divine Providence…and these resources need to be shared rather than coveted as one’s own through ‘ownership documents’. The Koch Brothers had noth-

ing to do with the creation of all that crude oil which enabled them to become ultrawealthy; what they practice is ‘bottom line decision making’ into which needs to added social stewardship actions which enables them to pay their taxes which fund the many social service and welfare programs governments provide to the low-income/no income folks and those who are afflicted with disabilities. There are many ways to assist the initiation of a discussion which turns hatred and feelings of white superiority towards reaching a state of mind that forgives but does not forget, becomes committed to non-violence; learns to use respectful language which does not slander, perform character assassination; defame, etc. and which allows us all to live together amicably by adoption of an attitude to ‘live and let live’; to let go and trust in GOD; to do what it takes to live as a single community containing many diverse cohorts. It would be totally wrong to stay silent (especially as an educator and leader) concerning these public events without pointing out the wrongs and the rights all of which are embedded

in the U.S. Constitution, which incidentally, is still a work in progress. This means that as we learn about each other, we have recognized the wrongs of slavery (indenture); women’s right to vote; to receive equal pay for equal skill sets; etc. Each one of us must learn that today's freedoms were, in ages past, not commonly practiced; these freedoms are not entitlements...they were earned by continuously defeating any and all incursions on them. That is why our past historical experiences need to remain documented and preserved. If we do not know our historical development, we are doomed to repeat past experiences on all issues. Issues such as freedom of speech, the right to assemble peaceably, the implied agreement from each of us to be governed; to practice and behave honorably; issues of respect, authority, dignity, and agreement on what is right and what is wrong, etc. all become opportunities for a discussion leading to a higher level of understanding and voluntary willing compliance. These unfortunate events present an opportunity

to ‘bring the past into the present’ in a very constructive and vital manner…and that is what is exciting about all these challenges. BUT TO STAY SILENT IS TOTALLY AN ABDICATION OF EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP bordering upon complicity by parents and officials. The parents need your guidance. Plus, they need instructions concerning the 'age-sensitive' vocabulary which is most effective. Hatred, racism, white supremacy are always with us...to keep silent; to not have 'that talk' with your kids, is an abdication of adult parental responsibility. Best regards, Hilbert Morales, M.P.H., M. Sc., EO Publisher-Emeritus; 408-718-9590  P.S. Do check out El Observador (EO) est. 1980 (online at www.el-observador.com). This weekly bilingual (English & Spanish) publication is entirely posted ONLINE each and every week; local college students are assisted by paid internships which are really scholarships providing a ‘hands-up’ (not a hand-out) to aspiring and deserving local students (since 1986).

SIN BRÚJULA MORAL Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Un dato objetivo refleja el ánimo nacional después de los primeros siete meses de la presidencia de Donald Trump: Más de dos terceras partes de los votantes en tres de los estados que ganó en el 2016, Michigan, Pensilvania y Wisconsin, se sienten avergonzados por su comandante en jefe. En un revés histórico para los demócratas, Trump se convirtió en noviembre pasado en el primer republicano en ganar los tres estados desde 1980, durante las elecciones conquistadas por un ex actor y político de California llamado Ronald Reagan. Pero bastaron siete meses y los sucesos de Charlottesville, para que una mayoría de los electores de esos estados dieran la espalda a un presidente que conmocionó

a una gran parte de la nación –y del mundo— al equiparar moralmente a supremacistas blancos con manifestantes antirracistas. Ni la clarificación posterior, ni su cambio de tono en las nuevas protestas de Boston el fin de semana hicieron la diferencia: Trump provocó la desbandada de los miembros de sus consejos de asesoría empresarial, críticas de republicanos y un sentido generalizado de que carece de una brújula moral. Media docena de organizaciones de escala nacional, incluida la Cruz Roja de Estados Unidos, decidieron distanciarse también del presidente y cancelaron eventos programados en Mar-A-Lago, la casona propiedad de Trump en una exclusiva zona de Palm Beach. Ni la salida de su estratega Steve Bannon, un personaje emblemático de las posicio-

nes xenófobas y populistas abanderadas por Trump desde su campaña presidencial, calmaron el sentir de indignación que muchos estadounidenses resienten por la percepción de que su presidente está en el lado equivocado de la historia. Y es que la salida intempestiva de Bannon no fue vista como resultado de discrepancias ideológicas entre el presidente y el arquitecto de la recta final de la campaña presidencial que lo llevó a la Casa Blanca, sino como un ajuste de cuentes con alguien que lo contradijo en su política hacia Corea del Norte y que se ufanaba de ser el poder tras el trono. No fue sorpresivo que The New York Times se convirtiera en el primer medio de influencia que declarara como “fallida” la presidencia de Trump. “En lo esencial, estamos aquí: una nación encabezada por un príncipe de la discordia que parece estar divorciado

de la decencia y del sentido común”, escribió su junta editorial. Es posible sin embargo pensar en el escenario alternativo de que la presidencia de Trump se encuentra en un punto de inflexión que lo puede llevar a corregir el rumbo, a alejarse de las corrientes más radicales de la derecha y acercarse a un centro político que le permita construir consensos en los temas que importan: salud, migración y empleos. Qué mejor manera de empezar esa corrección de rumbo con un gesto simbólico en un tema donde grandes mayorías apoyan una salida humanitaria: la extensión de las protecciones a los 800,000 beneficiarios de DACA. Nunca es tarde para hacer lo correcto. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.


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EXPERTS SAY IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO TEACH COMPASSION AND EMPATHY TO CHILDREN

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BPT The news is filled with articles about the opinions and attitudes of the millennial generation and now, Generation Z. But what about the youngest generation — youths 4-9 years old? These children are growing up in a time of unprecedented access to information, when civility, kindness and compassion have taken a back seat to bullying and violence. Experts say it is more important now than ever for parents to seek learning moments in which children can experience compassion and empathy. The Jensen Project is a program designed to foster compassion, inspiration and courage in young people as a path to avoiding the bullying and sexual harassment prevalent on college campuses. The program examines the attitudes and opinions of young people with the goal of inspiring a gentler, kinder, more empathetic dimension in their lives. Janet Jensen, founder of The Jensen Project, says, “Children are at their most vulnerable when they are forming their social skills. They are a reflection of what they see and hear around them. Parents, educators and media influencers need to take extra care to teach compassion and courage at an early age.” Recent research conducted by YouthBeat and commissioned by The Jensen Project, asked youths ages 4-9 if they thought the world would be a better place when they grow up. Forty-one percent said yes, while 38 percent felt the world would be the same or worse. In an alarming statement about what stresses them the most, death and bullying each rose to the top third of concerns after family and school issues.

Experts agree bullying is becoming a critical issue at a younger age and must be addressed proactively if future generations will be able to reduce the incidents of harassment and sexual abuse in colleges and beyond. Jensen offers the following recommendations for parents to raise children with compassion:

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* Children learn by example, so let them join you in volunteer projects or encourage them to get involved in age-appropriate volunteering.

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* Actively engage them in conversation about behavior that is troubling to you, whether it be playground taunting or headlines in the news. Ask them why that behavior is hurtful.

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* Inspire children to select friends of all races, creeds and economic status — not just friends who look like them. Exposure to cross-cultural families and friends teaches tolerance and understanding. * It’s been said before, but is worth emphasizing, that monitoring a child’s exposure to video games, live streaming and television time is one way to reduce exposure to bullying and violent behavior in entertainment. Newscasts are filled with broadcasts of murders, robberies, fires, war, and political corruption. Small children are taking this in and processing it, along with their visions of superheroes. Today’s youth are the long-term future of our country, Jensen says. Watching how the world influences their thinking at a young age is truly an investment in the future of the country. “Adults must become agents for positive daily behaviors that can lead to long-term change,” Jensen says. “The Jensen Project is committed to providing the inspirational resources to help make this happen.”

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TIPS FOR BEAUTIFYING YOUR LANDSCAPE Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

the contract and keep a copy in case something should go wrong. Is there any sort of cancellation policy? Ask questions and know the details before signing.

Lately, I’ve been enjoying the long, warm nights by eating dinner outside in my apartment’s courtyard. It’s the perfect time of year to hang out in your outdoor space and appreciate the sunshine (if you’re lucky) and fresh air. A beautifully redone landscape can help you enjoy this time even more. Undergoing a landscape remodel leads to amazing results, but it’s also a lot of work, which means that you’ll probably want to hire a professional. Consumers nationwide filed more than 3,800 complaints with BBB against landscape companies in 2016. Delivery and service issues were the leading causes of complaints. Consumers complained that they were charged more than what their contract specified and that companies didn’t complete projects in a timely manner. Some complaints even involved contractors taking a deposit and disappearing! The following tips will help you avoid a headache when redoing your landscape: • Check BBB. It’s important to do your research when looking for a landscape company. Look for a business that’s both trustworthy and whose style you like. Visit bbb.org to learn more about a company and see what past customers have said. Ask friends and family for recommendations as well. You also want them to specialize in what you’re having done – experience counts. • Verify licenses. Any contracting job that costs

• How to pay. Remember the rule of thirds. If you’re getting a new patio, deck or major landscaping, consider paying a third of the contract amount to secure the contract, a third when the work is half done and the final third only after the job is completed and you are satisfied with the work. Don’t feel pressured to pay all in advance or pay in cash.

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$500 or more (for labor and materials) requires a license from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). The business you hire should have an active C-27 landscaping contractor license. You can check the status of a license at cslb.ca.gov. The business should also have liability and workers’ comp insurance, so make sure to ask for proof. • Get a few in-person inspections and estimates. Contractors that quote a price without seeing your yard cannot be sure what you need. A landscaper will need to measure the area that you want to remodel. Trustworthy companies will offer an estimate only after they see what

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they are working with. • Know what you want before they come. Lawn care and landscaping companies provide many services, so it is important to decide what services and products are appropriate for your needs and budget. What do you want the yard, patio or deck to look like when the job is complete? • Read the contract. A written contract is key! It should include a lot of details, like a breakdown of material and labor costs, a timetable for payment and work, and any agreements made verbally. Make sure you read and understand

• Pregunte a BBB. Es importante hacer su investigación cuando buscando a una paisajista. Busque un negocio que sea confiable y cuyo estilo le guste. Visite bbb.org para obtener más información sobre un negocio y ver lo que han dicho los clientes anteriores. También es importante que se especialicen en lo que está haciendo – la experiencia es imprescindible. • Verifique las licencias. Cualquier trabajo de contratación que cuesta $500 o más (para mano de obra y materiales) requiere una licencia de la Junta Estatal de Licencias del Contratista de California (CSLB). El negocio que usted contrata debe tener una licencia de contratista de paisaje C-27. Puede comprobar el estado de una licencia en cslb.ca.gov. El negocio debe tener seguro, así que asegúrese de pedir para prueba.

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Recientemente, he estado disfrutando las noches largas y calientes al cenar afuera en el patio de mi apartamento. Es el momento perfecto para pasar el rato en su espacio al aire libre y apreciar el sol (si tiene suerte) y el aire fresco. Un patio hermosamente rehecho puede ayudarle a disfrutarlo aún más. Realizar una remodelación de su patio puede ser un montón de trabajo, lo que significa que probablemente querrá contratar a un profesional.

Los consumidores presentaron más de 3.800 quejas con BBB contra empresas paisajistas en 2016. Los problemas de entrega y servicio fueron las principales causas de quejas. Los consumidores se quejaron de ser cobrado más de lo que especificaba su contrato y sobre empresas que hacen trabajo lentamente. ¡Algunas quejas involucraron contratistas que tomaban un depósito y luego desaparecían! Los siguientes consejos le ayudará a evitar un dolor de cabeza al rehacer su patio:

• Obtenga algunas inspecciones y estimaciones en persona. Los contratistas que cotizan un precio sin ver su patio no pueden estar seguros de lo que usted necesita. Un paisajista tendrá que medir el área que usted desea remodelar. Las empresas de confianza sólo ofrecerán una estimación después de ver su patio. • Sepa lo que quiere antes de que vengan. Empresas de paisaje proporcionan muchos servicios, por lo que es importante decidir qué servicios y productos son apropiados para sus necesidades y su presupuesto. ¿Cómo parece su patio ideal? • Lea el contrato. ¡Un contrato por escrito es necesario! Debe incluir muchos detalles, como un desglose de los costos materiales y laborales,

• Avoid scams. According to the BBB Risk Index, home improvements scams are the riskiest scams to consumers because of their high susceptibility (53%) and median loss ($1,400). Males between the age of 55 and 64 are most susceptible, the primary contact method is in person, and the primary payment method is a check. If someone comes to your door advertising cheap & quick landscape services, be careful. Learn how to spot and avoid home improvement scams at bbb.org/homescam. If you run in to any scam, including home improvement scams, make sure to report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker to help warn others. You can find more tips for managing landscape projects at go.bbb.org/ outdoorprojects. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate. bbb.org

un calendario para el pago y el trabajo, y cualquier acuerdo hecho verbalmente. Asegúrese de leer y entender el contrato en completo y mantener una copia en caso de que algo va mal. ¿Hay una política de cancelación o reembolso? Haga preguntas y sepa los detalles antes de firmar. • Cómo pagar. Recuerda la regla de los tercios. Considere el pago de un tercio de la cantidad del contrato para asegurar el trabajo, un tercio cuando la mitad del trabajo está completo, y el tercio final sólo después de que el trabajo está completamente terminado y está satisfecho. No debe sentir presionado a pagar todo por adelantado o pagar con dinero en efectivo. • Evite las estafas. De acuerdo con el Índice de Riesgo de BBB, las estafas de mejoras para el hogar son las estafas más riesgosas para los consumidores, debido a la alta susceptibilidad (53%) y promedia pérdida ($1.400). Hombres entre la edad de 55 y 64 son los más susceptibles, el método de contacto principal es en persona, y el método de pago principal es un cheque. Si alguien viene a su puerta anunciando servicios baratos y rápidos, tenga cuidado. Aprenda como detectar y evitar las estafas de mejoras para el hogar en bbb.org/ homescam. Si usted encuentra cualquier estafa, incluyendo las estafas de mejoras para el hogar, asegúrese de reportarlo al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/scamtracker. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en goldengate.bbb.org


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¿ESTÁ PROTEGIDO SU HIJO DE ENFERMEDADES EVITABLES EN LA ESCUELA? John Meigs, Jr., MD, presidente de la Academia de Médicos de Familia de los Est6ados Unidos. “Las vacunas son importantes no solo para los niños en edad escolar, sino también para los bebés y los más pequeños, las embarazadas, los adolescentes y preadolescentes, los adultos y los ancianos”.

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BPT El otoño es una estación que entusiasma los niños, pues verán a sus viejos amigos, conocerán a otros compañeros de clase, aprenderán nuevas destrezas y explorarán las aulas. Pero en medio de tanta diversión e interacción, es importante recordar una de las mejores maneras de lograr que su hijo se mantenga seguro y saludable es estar al día en su vacunación. Gracias

a las vacunas, muchas enfermedades infantiles que en otro tiempo eran graves son raras en la actualidad. Además, vacunarse es seguro, efectivo y salva vidas. “Es vital garantizar que tanto usted como sus hijos se vacunen según la programación recomendada por los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades”, afirma el Dr.

¿Cómo funcionan exactamente las vacunas? El sitio web de información al paciente familydoctor.org lo explica: “Las vacunas contienen versiones debilitadas de un virus o versiones que se asemejan a un virus (llamados antígenos). Esto significa que los antígenos no pueden producir los signos o síntomas de la enfermedad, pero estimulan el sistema inmunitario para crear anticuerpos. Estos anticuerpos ayudan a protegerle si usted se ve expuesto al virus en el futuro”. En gran medida igual a la forma en que se prepara un deportista para una competencia, las vacunas entrenan al sistema inmunitario para responder en caso de que el organismo esté expuesto al virus. En ese caso, sabe exactamente cómo combatirlo. Las vacunas contribuyen a que nos mantengamos sanos, y si enfermamos, los efectos serían menos graves o prolongados en comparación

con personas que no se han vacunado. Los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) recomiendan vacunas para la prevención de 17 enfermedades, como protección a los seres humanos, desde el nacimiento a la ancianidad. Todos los estados exigen que los niños deban ser vacunados contra ciertas enfermedades transmisibles como requisito para asistir a clases. Si algún miembro de su familia no está al día en sus vacunas, es fácil actualizarlas. Hable con su médico para elaborar un plan, e incluso podría coordinar visitas específicas para vacunación, o sea, que ni siquiera necesitará un examen físico en las mismas. ¿Le preocupa lo que costarían? Por lo general, como la vacunación está amparada por los seguros médicos, es probable que no tendrá que pagar. Si no tiene seguro médico, póngase en contacto con el departamento de salud pública de su localidad, ya que muchos de ellos ofrecen programas de ayuda donde se proporcionan vacunas a precio reducido. Para obtener más información de salud que puede ser útil a toda la familia, visite familydoctor.org.


OUTRAGED? MAKE A DIFFERENCE

TogetherList – A comprehensive database of advocacy groups that focus on the rights of women, POC, LGBT+, immigrants, and Muslim-Americans. You can search for an organization by name, city, interest, or action. You can also browse by category or scroll through their homepage to see all the orgs. Together at the Table – The site invites you to join them by gathering people in your communities and networks for a “Together at the Table” dinner to engage in constructive dialogue with a plurality of perspectives, to address deep, painful divides in our communities, and to consider the role we can play in strengthening civil discourse and society. Debug Politics – Debug Politics hosts events and hackathons aimed at converting the tech community’s frustration with politics into meaningful action.

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Shelly Palmer “I don’t want to be Jewish anymore.” My grandmother looked sympathetically at her seven-year-old grandson and asked why. “Everyone hates us, the Nazis killed us, and I don’t want to be killed just because I’m Jewish.” During the course of that afternoon, my grandmother told me the story of how my great-grandparents fled Eastern Europe during the Pogroms. She told me the story of America – my story. It was about how simple merchants, farmers, bakers, and milliners from shtetls across the Russian Empire and Galicia risked everything to find a better life in America. By the end of the day, she had reassured me that there were millions of Americans who would stand up for our religious freedom. It is why her parents (my great-grandparents) came to America. More than a half century later, I wonder if “millions of Americans” will be enough. As morally reprehensible as President Trump’s populist politics may be, his inability to take a firm, unambiguous stance against racism, fascism, and white nationalism is unforgivable. I categorically reject arguments from those who suggest subtle nuanced explanations for what I heard with my own ears and saw with my own eyes: President Trump tacitly endorsing white supremacists, neo-Nazis, extremists, and bigots. He is unfit to lead us and should resign. Since he is unlikely to do so, people of good character must unite to promote the fundamental principles of justice and equality that define America. Get Out of Your Echo Chamber If you are still reading this, thank you. We agree that there is no place for this kind of evil in America. But there’s a problem. We’re just talking to each other, and we already agree. So here’s what I’d like you

to do. First, contact your elected officials. Send them emails telling them to speak truth to power. Tell them that if they will not stand up against President Trump’s vile endorsements, you will elect leaders who will. Get Involved It is not that we are too political. Talking about politics inside your comfort zone in an echo chamber is not political. It just confirms your beliefs. If you want to get political, choose a cause you believe in and go organize a community as a voting bloc. As Americans, we have enjoyed the peaceful transition of power in every election cycle since the dawn of the republic. Go organize and elect leaders who truly represent you. Here are a few sites that will help you do it.

Ragtag – Organizes teams of volunteer technologists to contribute to projects for community organizations and nonprofits. Techs and Balances – A community of product managers, engineers, and designers providing pro bono work to humanitarian organizations in response to the recent wave of “inhumanitarian” policies announced by the Trump administration. Tech for Campaigns – Organizes teams

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of volunteer technologists to support the campaigns of down-ballot progressive candidates running in 2018. Y Combinator – If you’re working on a startup or nonprofit that addresses issues with news, the future of work, or improving democracy, apply for seed funding at Y Combinator. Support the ADL I am a board member and a personal supporter of the ADL. It is an organization that fights threats to our democracy, including cyberhate, bullying, bias in schools and in the criminal justice system, terrorism, hate crimes, coercion of religious minorities, and contempt for anyone who is different. Learn more at www.adl.org. Let’s Have an Intellectually Honest Debate I believe in America. I am a fierce defender of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. While I personally abhor hate speech of any kind and will do all in my power to eradicate it and its root causes, I am not suggesting that the government should prohibit anyone from thinking or saying what they think. It is my passionate belief in the idea of America that has inspired me to speak out against the president and to challenge those who support him. I hope you will do the same.

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5 Calls – Turn your passive participation into active resistance. Facebook likes and Twitter retweets can’t create the change you want to see. Calling your government on the phone can. Spend 5 minutes, make 5 calls. 5 Calls provides phone numbers and scripts so calling is quick and easy. The site uses your location to find your local representatives so your calls have more impact. Calls for Change – Calling members of Congress is one of the most effective ways to influence the political process, and Calls for Change makes it simple and fast. Each week Calls for Change will send you all the information you need — from the right phone number to a sample script — so in just ten minutes you can make sure your voice is heard.

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ON DACA'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY, CA IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS ADVOCATES PRESS ON

great heart with regards to the so-called "dreamers." But Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat, points out that his new chief of staff - former Homeland Security chief General John Kelly - wouldn't vow to protect them during his confirmation hearing. "We pressed then-Secretary Kelly, asking him to make a commitment to keep America's promise to these young people, that we would not share their information with ICE, which would lead to their deportation," she says. "And he refused to do so." Trump did sign an extension of DACA in June. But nine states' attorneys general are threatening to sue if Trump doesn't rescind the program. Attorney General Jeff Sessions - a hard-liner on immigration - has not said whether the Justice Department will fight to keep DACA.

More than 800,000 people have benefited from the DACA program since its inception in 2012. Photo Credit: avidcreative/iStockphoto

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SAN FRANCISCO - Immigrants' rights advocates are speaking out as the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA

passed on August 15th. California is home to more than 220,000 people who were brought to the U.S. as children and gained the right to work here when President Obama signed an executive order in 2012. President Trump promised on the campaign trail to show

AUGUST 25 - 31, 2017 Harris co-sponsored the DREAM Act to permanently reauthorize the program and says she supports comprehensive immigration reform. Felipe Salazar's parents brought him to the U.S. from Colombia when he was ten. He has since earned a master's in computer engineering - and says he was able to find a job at a high-tech firm in San Francisco thanks to DACA. "Since then, my life has changed in a multitude of ways," he says. "I can drive and I can work. I can support myself and my family. And I have been able to contribute to society to the fullest extent of my skills." There are 800,000 DACA recipients in the U.S. Harris estimates that removing those people from the workforce would cost California $11 billion in annual GDP and cost the country $433 billion over the next ten years.

Aviso para los dueños de propiedades no reclamadas El Contralor Estatal de California está salvaguardando millones de cuentas y herencias familiares para sus legítimos dueños. ¿Alguna de ellas le podría pertenecer?

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Por ley, las empresas y las instituciones deben entregar los objetos de valor y fondos al estado cuando no ha habido actividad en la cuenta ni contacto con el dueño durante tres años. Entre ellos se incluyen cuentas bancarias, cheques sin cobrar, beneficios de seguros, acciones, bonos de ahorro y contenido de cajas de seguridad. La Oficina del Contralor Estatal tiene propiedades no reclamadas de más de 36 millones de personas y organizaciones.

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ADVOCATES PRESS CONGRESS TO RENEW COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER FUNDING he warns. "That's access denied."

health-care plan.

President Trump's budget proposal does include $3.6 billion to fund health centers - which is the same amount they got via a continuing resolution two years ago.

"A lot of the lifeblood for community health centers comes out of Medicaid," he adds. "And if there's certain cuts to Medicaid or it gets block granted, that could be a big problem for us."

But many clinic administrators say they hope Congress will stop kicking the can down the road and include a five-year funding deal in the federal budget.

By law, community health centers are required to treat any patient who walks through the doors, regardless of ability to pay. The clinics often provide a onestop shop for primary care, dental care and behavioral health in severely underserved areas.

Guzman says he's also troubled by the fact that the GOP continues to support massive cuts to Medicaid as part of their

Suzanne Potter California News Service SAN DIEGO, Calif. - If Congress doesn't act by September 30 - the nation's nearly 1,300 community health centers will lose 70 percent of their funding. This issue will be front and center for thousands of patients, providers and advocates at the annual Community Health Institute and Expo, which started August 24th, in San Diego.

New data show that community health centers now serve 27 million mostly low-income Americans. Ricardo Guzman, board chairman of the National Association of Community Health Centers, says this system expanded significantly under the Affordable Care Act - and now that funding is about to expire. "The federal government estimates that 50,000 clinicians and other staff will lose their jobs, and most importantly, 9 million patients will lose access to care,"

The community health center model started in 1965 and now serves 27 million patients per year. Photo Credit: NACHC

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sábado, el 19 de agosto • 9 :30 AM–1:00 PM West Valley College Oficina de Admisión en “The Village” Visita este evento para obtener ayuda con: aplicar a la universidad inscribirse en las clases iniciar su plan de educación programar su orientación hacer sus pruebas de evaluación Para ver más detalles, visita: westvalley.edu/reg 14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070 West Valley College is a California Community College and fully accredited by WASC


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CALIFORNIA SENATE RESPONDS TO CHARLOTTESVILLE Senate Calls for Hearings on Rise of White Supremacist Movement

SACRAMENTO – The first order of business for Senators returning to the State Capitol on Monday August 21st was to unequivocally denounce the recent act of terror in Charlottesville, Virginia.

said Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Chair of the Senate Public Safety. “By strengthening California hate crime law, my SB 630 will ensure that racist and hateful groups can be fully prosecuted.”

Senators forcefully condemned the violent racism, anti-Semitism, and Nazism that was on display in Charlottesville, and called for a comprehensive state response and hearings to ensure California is prepared to protect public safety and free speech in the event of future white supremacist activities.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will also investigate how to ensure that neo-Nazis and white supremacy groups do not commit or engage in violence against Californians.

“The cowardly attack that claimed Heather Heyer’s life was an attack on America – on all of us – our values, and the promise we strive to achieve,” California Senate Leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said. “And the hateful ideology that fueled that attack is a cancer on our nation. These issues cut to the heart of our society; our response will show what kind of nation we want to be.” Senator

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series of public hearings by the Senate Public Safety Committee, Judiciary Committee, and Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management to review the safeguards and procedures in place to avoid violent conflict at future white supremacist demonstrations or events.

The committees will call on officials from the University of California, California State University, and California Highway Patrol to testify on their preparedness. “Racist terrorism as expressed by these groups is not welcome in California,”

“The shocking display of hate and violence from neo-Nazis and white supremacy hate groups in Charlottesville just over a week ago was appalling and distressing. This is not what our country stands for,” said Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Next month, the Senate Committee on Judiciary will conduct a hearing to examine how best to protect Californians from the threats of violence by emboldened domestic terror groups and determine whether additional laws are needed to protect members of our communities.”


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‘INTERNET ESSENTIALS’ PROGRAM TACKLES ‘CRUEL IRONY’ OF DIGITAL DIVIDE

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – California, despite its global reputation as a cradle for technological innovation, has an internet connectivity problem – and Silicon Valley is no exception. Among California residents making more than $75,000 a year, some 94 percent have access to the internet in their homes. But among those earning less than $35,000 a year, the percentage who are connected falls to less than two-thirds. That’s according to David Cohen, the senior executive vice president of Comcast, speaking at a luncheon for ethnic media in San Jose. While California is overall more connected than ever before, Cohen says it’s a “cruel irony” that “the population with the least need for equalized access [higher-income people] is getting more access, and the population with the most need for equalized access [lower-income people] is

falling further and further behind.” It’s meant that what Cohen calls “the transformative nature of the internet” – its capability to equalize access to information – has only been transformative for certain people, and hasn’t been equal at all. Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, now in its sixth year, is “an attempt to close the digital divide,” says Cohen. The national program provides a low-cost broadband internet connection (less than $10 a month) to certain low-income households. Qualifying households have the option to also purchase a desktop computer or laptop for less than $150, and have access to digital literacy training. Comcast just announced the expansion of Internet Essentials to San Jose with grants to four local nonprofits to support digital literacy, in addition to adding San Jose to a growing list of cities where there’s a pilot program in lowincome senior housing.

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For the most part, families are eligible if they have children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Over time, Comcast has been increasing eligibility for the program – it’s now open to residents who receive federal housing assistance as well. Nationally, some 4 million people now have an internet connection because of the program. A UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll in June of this year found that the individuals least likely to have an internet connection were those earning less than $20,000 a year, those who lack a high school degree, those with disabilities, immigrants, seniors, and Spanish-speaking Latinos. Cohen notes that more than half of the people now connected through Internet Essentials are

Hispanic. The need to level the playing field around internet access is becoming more urgent, says Cohen, as the opportunity to access information about jobs, education, health care, and current events has largely moved online. And it’s not just adults, he notes – it’s now common for kids to need an internet connection in order to do their homework. Indeed, the Berkeley survey found that nearly 90 percent of households with children use their internet connection to assist with a child’s homework. And more than a third of residents lacking an internet connection reported feeling disadvantaged when it comes to accessing education, health information, and the news.

Sandy Close, Executive Director of NAM with David L. Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation at a Comcast Internet Essentials luncheon Thursday August 17, 2017. Photo Credit: Makoto Takamine


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for chlorpyrifos. It's one of the most widely-used pesticides in the state, applied to golf courses and about 50 crops, including almonds, grapes, walnuts, oranges and cotton. But Cher yl Watson, assistant direc tor of communications with Cal EPA said chlorpyrifos is a dangerous neurotoxin that can float toward schools and homes in low-income farm communities. "T his pesticide has been in use for more than 50 years," Watson said. "But a review of the latest science by the Depar tment of Pesticide Regulation shows that they are finding that it has a possible risk to children's developing brains when it's airborne."

Suzanne Potter California News Ser vice SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California regulators have moved one step closer to placing big restric tions on

the use of a pesticide that President Donald Trump's Environmental Protec tion Agenc y refused to ban earlier this year. The California Depar tment of Pesticide Regulation just released an updated draft risk assessment

In March, as one of his first official ac ts, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protec tion Agenc y, Scott Pruitt, went against the advice of his agenc y's scientific advisors and decided not to ban chlorpyrifos, just weeks after mee ting with the CEO of Dow

Chemical. In 2015, California restric ted the sale of chlorpyrifos, so only people with special training and a permit from county agric ultural commissioners can buy it. Craig Cassidy, public information officer with the California Depar tment of Pesticide Regulation, said the state is considering fur ther restric tions, despite federal inac tion. "Right now, we already have a required buffer zone of 150 fee t be tween sensitive sites and applications. We could maybe triple that," Cassidy said. T he public comment period on the risk assessment is now open for 45 days. By next month, the state will share guidelines with county agric ulture commissioners to expand the distance be tween the fields and communities so as to lessen the risk of accidental exposure. A final decision from the state could come late next year.

A 2011 UC Berkeley study of mothers and children in Salinas linked chlorpyrifos exposure to lower IQ scores and developmental delays. Photo Credit: Wasan Gredpree/iStockphoto

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Entrevistas abiertas en el restaurante Sino – 377 Santana Row, #1100, San José, CA Entrevistas abiertas en curso: •El martes: 11:00-14:00; 4-18:00 •El miércoles: 11:00-14:00; 4-18:00 •El sábado: 4-18:00 También hay posiciones abiertas para los restaurantes Straits Santana Row, Sino and Roots & Rye No se necesita experiencia. Salarios competitivos. EOE Aplica en http://chrisyeogroup.com/career o por correo electronico ckonrai@straitsrestaurants.com Line Cooks, Prep, Pantry, Pastry, Wok Cooks Now Hiring! Exciting new restaurant concept coming to Bay 101 – The Province! Great opportunities are waiting for you! Hiring All Positions – Line Cooks, Prep, Pantry, Pastry, Wok Cooks, Dishwashers and All FOH positions! Open Interviews at Sino Restaurant – 377 Santana Row, #1100 – San Jose, CA Open Interviews (ongoing): •Tuesday: 11am-2pm; 4-6pm •Wednesday: 11am-2pm; 4-6 pm •Saturday: 4-6pm Also Hiring for Sino, Straits Restaurant and Roots & Rye Bring you resume & great restaurant experience. Competitive Wages. EOE Apply online at http://chrisyeogroup.com/career or by email at ckonrai@straitsrestaurants.com

CA Faculty Association seeks Representation Specialist *NEW OPEN POSITION*Should be skilled in identifying contract violations, filing grievances, representing members in arbitrations, and writing post-hearing briefs. Experience handling unfair labor practices is also useful in this position. Excellent research and writing skills required. Position requirements and application instructions visit www.calfac.org

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Se solicita TECNICO DE MANTENIMENTO para apartamentos en el área de Campbell. Entrevistas abiertas el día 8/16/17 de 10:00am a 5:30pm Se busca un Técnico de Mantenimiento de tiempo completo para apartamentos. Que lleve a cabo tareas generales, funciones de mantenimiento avanzada o especializada en función de las necesidades de apartamentos. Con experiencia en electricidad, plomería, carpintería. Interesados - Por favor llamar al numero (408) 296-7578 para mas información

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Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 632844 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Managed Care at Home 830 Hillview Ct., Suite 225 Milpitas CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Managed Care at Home 830 Hillview Ct., Suite 225 Milpitas CA 95035. This business was conducted by a corporation and was filed in Santa Clara County on 07/02/2015 under file no. 606632 Elliot McMillan

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www.exoticbirdmart.com (916)882-9486 We are hiring plumbers with 5+ years of experience. Must be familiarized with copper re-piping, water heater replacements, drain replacement/ repairs, faucet replacements And other plumbing services. We are offering $30- $35 per hour. IMPORTANT YOU MUST HAVE THE EXPERIENCE to be considered for the position. Call our office for more Information at (408)855-8348 August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/10/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633257 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Smart Guys Building Maintenance Solutions 577 Hazel Dell Way #3 San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara County. Monica Stephanie Garcia 577 Hazel Dell Way #3 San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant

has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Monica Stephanie Garcia August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632981

The following person(s) is (are) doing business Oralia’s House Cleaning 1000 Clyde Ave Apt 1, Santa Clara CA, 95054, Santa Clara County. Francisca Oralia Joj Perez and Marcelina Perez 1000 Clyde Ave Apt 1, Santa Clara CA, 95054. This business is conducted by copartners; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/14/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Francisca Oralia Joj Perez August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/15/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633053 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Hollenbeck Laurel & CO 634 Hollenbeck Ave 3 Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. Susie Han 634 Hollenbeck Ave 3 Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Susie Han August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/17/2017


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633020 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Studio RGB 7001 Avenida Rotella San Jose, CA 95139, Santa Clara County. Sanaz Jamloo 7001 Avenida Rotella San Jose, CA 95139. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sanaz Jamloo August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/16/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633260 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Julicea Royal Fitness 2275 S. Bascom Ave Apt #703 Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. Licea Juana 2275 S. Bascom Ave Apt #703 Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/23/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Juana Licea August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/23/2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314848 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Venkatachalam Hariharan. Petitioner(s) Venkatachalam Hariharan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Venkatachalam Hariharan to Venkat Hariharan. 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 11/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com on 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314846 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Byung Hoon Im. Petitioner(s) Byung Hoon Im has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Byung Hoon Im to Daniel Hoon Im. 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 11/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314827 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yi-Wen Ding. Petitioner(s) Yi-Wen Ding has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yi-Wen Ding aka Yi Wen Ding aka YiWen Ding to Carrie Yi Ding. 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 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314835 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Helena Powell. Petitioner(s) Helena Powell has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Helena Powell to Helena Ronis. 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

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313668 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Daniel Thomas Armendariz. Petitioner(s) Daniel Thomas Armendariz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daniel Thomas Armendariz to Daniel Thomas Mendias. 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 10/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

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. August 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314560 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Therese Minh Hoang. Petitioner(s) Therese Minh Hoang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Minh Hoang to Therese Minh Hoang. 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 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314917 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Katrina Christine Eden Di Giannoni. Petitioner(s) Katrina Christine Eden Di Giannoni has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Katrina Christine Eden Di Giannoni to Katrina Christine. 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 11/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314833 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zyra Maspinas Santos and Kremil Tuzon Santos. Petitioner(s) Zyra Maspinas Santos and Kremil Tuzon Santos have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alel Mata Santos to Alel Maspinas Santos. 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 11/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313302 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashley Yi. Petitioner(s) Ashley Yi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Axel Royce Estrada to Axel Royce Yi. 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 10/17/2017 at

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314884 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Michelle Ha. Petitioner(s) Michelle Ha has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Michelle Ha to Anh Ngoc Ha. 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 11/28/2017 at 8:45 am,

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314873 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ian Scott Osorio. Petitioner (s) Ian Scott Osorio has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ian Scott Osorio to Ian Scott Nuessle. 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

AUGUST 25 - 31, 2017 on 11/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 22, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314485 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lucrecia Romero. Petitioner (s) Lucrecia Romero has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lucrecia Romero to Lucy Acosta. 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 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312442 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Omar Avalos Mendoza. Petitioner (s) Omar Avalos Mendoza has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Omar (last) Avalos Mendoza to (first) Omar (middle) Avalos (last) Mendoza. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of

name should not be granted on 10/03/2017/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 30, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314688 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Xiaoqiu Jiang. Petitioner (s) Xiaoqiu Jiang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Xiaoqiu Jiang to Cathy Kumamoto. 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 11/21/2017/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 17, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632480 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Barajas Cleaners 1315 Eden Ave AP 19 San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Alejandra Barajas 1315 Eden Ave AP 19 San Jose, CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/31/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be


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AUGUST 25 - 31, 2017 false is guilty of a crime.) Alejandra Barajas August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/31/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632972 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Points of Trading 4436 Fillmore Street Santa Clara CA 95054, Santa Clara County. Jon Jovi Olaveja 4436 Fillmore Street Santa Clara CA 95054. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/09/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jon Jovi Olaveja August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/15/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632898 The following person(s) is (are) doing business SOVIDE 1289 Weathersfield Way San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara County. Oriel Belzer 1289 Weathersfield Way San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/14/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Oriel Belzer August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/14/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632861 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Los Compadres Bar and Grill Inc 4126 Monterey Hwy San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Los Compadres Bar and Grill Inc 4126 Monterey Hwy San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant

has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/11/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Larry Torres Treasurer August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/11/2017

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. August 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314347 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Susan Hallie Dolcourt. Petitioner(s) Susan Hallie Dolcourt has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Susan Hallie Dolcourt to Hallie Dolcourt. 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 11/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 11, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314433 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Thuytien Ton Do. Petitioner(s) Thuytien Do has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Thuytien Ton Do to Gina Do. 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 11/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314390 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Elvira Ofelia Satterfield. Petitioner(s) Elvira Ofelia Satterfield has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elvira Ofelia Satterfield to Ofelia Elvira Satterfield. 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 11/14/2017 at 8:45 am,

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314520 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Leslie Eileen De La Cruz Orbe. Petitioner(s) Leslie Eileen De La Cruz Orbe has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Leslie Eileen De La Cruz Orbe to Leslie Eileen De La Cruz Orbe. 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 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314556 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Federico L. Garcia & Sandra L. Garcia. Petitioner(s) Federico L. Garcia & Sandra L. Garcia have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gustavo David A. Garcia to Gustavo David Avila Garcia. 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 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314301 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: LaShauna Moore-Boots. Petitioner(s) LaShauna Moore-Boots has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicholas Xavier Alexander Swanson to Xavier Alexander Moore. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indi-

cated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314402 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victor Hong and Jennifer Liu. Petitioner(s) Victor Hong and Jennifer Liu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rainbow Shun- Xi Hong to Elia Rainbow Hong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV308417 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria C. Hernandez. Petitioner(s) Maria C. Hernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maria C. Hernandez to Maria Mandujano Hernandez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at

the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314537 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Luchuan Xu and Chan Cheng. Petitioner(s) Luchuan Xu and Chan Cheng have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jiazhuo Xu to Michael Jiazhuo Xu. 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 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 18, 25; September 1, 8, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632718 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Area Bay Security Services 3230 Heritage Point Ct San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara County. Jaspal S Rahal 3230 Heritage Point Ct San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/07/2017. “I

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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.) Jaspal Rahal August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632730 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Silicon Valley Auto Films 156 Santa Rosa Drive San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Jose Cazares Jr 156 Santa Rosa Drive San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Cazares Jr August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632012 The following person(s) is (are) doing business HQ Video 675 Saratoga Ave San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara County. High Quality Video Inc 21 W 45 St FL 2 New York NY 10036. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Imoto, Hirofumi President August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/14/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632373 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Van Dyke Properties 1141 N. 2nd St San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Financial Savings Corp. 3096

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Whitesand Dr. San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Duydat Vu CEO August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/27/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313983 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kusham Gupta, Shashi Gupta. Petitioner(s) Kusham Gupta, Shashi Gupta have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pervash Gupta to Hersh Vardhan Gupta. 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 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314114 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sara Ann Lempert. Petitioner(s) Sara Ann Lempert has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sara Ann Lempert to Sal Kass Lempert. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indi-


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cated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017

cated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314103 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Raquel Belen Magana - Cid. Petitioner(s) Raquel Belen Magana - Cid has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Raquel Belen Magana – Cid to Raquel Belen Cid – Soto. 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 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV310508 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marialy Clyde Villyena. Petitioner(s) Marialy Clyde Villyena has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marialy Clyde Villyena to Saira Marialy Tkach. 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 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 8, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314133 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lillian K Pan. Petitioner(s) Chun Cheng Pan and Yiyin Chun have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lillian K Pan to Lillian Guanen Pan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indi-

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311719 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Prince. Petitioner(s) Prince has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Prince to Prince Raj b. Manci to Manci Raj. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause,

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017

the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/14/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314117 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhon Thanh Pham. Petitioner(s) Nhon Thanh Pham has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nhon Thanh Pham to Allen Thanh Pham. 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 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 11, 18, 25; September 1, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632497 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Allgrand Company 1098 Huntingdon Drive San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara County. Meilung Chu 1098 Huntingdon Drive San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/01/1999. “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.) Meilung Chu August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/01/2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314263 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Pegah Zargarian. Petitioner(s) Pegah Zargarian has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amirhossein Talebolelm to Sam A.T. Abedi. 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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631954 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Nesiwet 337 Laguna Dr Milpitas CA 95035, Santa Clara County. Gueorgui Krastev 337 Laguna Dr Milpitas CA 95035. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gueorgui Krastev August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 631830 The following person(s) is

(are) doing business Tacos Y Birria Cupuan Del Rio 660 E. Gish Rd San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Margarita Campos Ramirez 2728 Aida Ave San Jose, CA 95122 and Luis Manuel Cabrera Lozano 463 Wooster Ave Apt C16 San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Margarita Campos Ramirez August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/10/2017

court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jeong Ah Lee to Jeong Ah Joy Lee. 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 10/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 1, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313806 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Xiaoyan Chen and Peng Stephen Zhao. Petitioner(s) Xiaoyan Chen and Peng Stephen Zhao have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Xiaoyan Chen to Xiaoyan Christine Chen b. Nicholas Zhao to Nicholas Taiwei Zhao. 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 10/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 1, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313771 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Le Xiao. Petitioner(s) Le Xiao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Le Xiao to Carly Le Xiao. 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 10/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 1, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313774 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jeong Ah Lee. Petitioner(s) Jeong Ah Lee has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313767 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashish Malik. Petitioner(s) Ashish Malik has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ashish Malik to Ek Hukum. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter

AUGUST 25 - 31, 2017 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 10/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 31, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313737 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Merit Vizcarra Cordova/ Jose Luis Garcia. Petitioner(s) Merit Vizcarra Cordova/ Jose Luis Garcia have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zulia Yaretzi Zepeda Vizcarra to Zulia Yaretzi Garcia Vizcarra. 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 10/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 31, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313287 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Adriana Elizabeth Rosas Coronado. Petitioner(s) Adriana Elizabeth Rosas Coronado has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Adriana Elizabeth Rosas Coronado to Adriana Eliza-

beth Barriga. 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 10/17/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 19, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313512 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mary Israni and Vijay Israni. Petitioner(s) Mary Israni and Vijay Israni have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Julie Israni to Kayla Julie Israni. 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 10/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017

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POETS MAY NOW APPLY FOR SANTA CLARA COUNTY POET LAUREATE POST Selected Poet to Serve from January 2018 through December 2019 SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— On August 16th the County of Santa Clara and Santa Clara County Library District, in partnership with SVCREATES, announced the opening of the application process for selecting the 2018–2019 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate is an honorary post. The selected poet’s role is to elevate poetry in the awareness of Santa Clara County residents and to help celebrate the literary arts. The application deadline is September 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m. The honorary post of Santa Clara County Poet Laureate was created by the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors on November 18, 2008. The County works in partnership with SVCREATES to identify a nominee. The nominee is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to fill the two-year post. “The Santa Clara County Poet Laureate celebrates the literary arts, engaging poetry enthusiasts and creating a deeper appreciation for poetry in our community,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, who is also chair  of the Santa Clara County Library District Joint Powers Authority (JPA) Board. “We encourage poets

from throughout the county to apply for the 2018-19 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate post.” Four Poets Laureate have served to date: Nils Peterson (2009-2011), Sally Ashton (2011-2013), David Perez (2014-2015), and presently Arlene Biala (2016-2017). During his tenure, among several projects, Peterson created a 100-line poem called “A Family Album, Santa Clara County, 2009.” Ashton led several projects as well and notably created “Poetry on the Move” that put poetry on VTA railcars and buses. Perez focused on youth arts education and outreach, teaching a poetry workshop series at elementary, middle and high schools and introducing poetry to the public via a Poetry Booth at high profile public events. In Biala’s term, she has led numerous poetry workshops and has brought a pop-up PoeTREE to many events and public spaces, encouraging people of all ages to write lines or short poems. Eligibility Criteria for the Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

• The individual’s poetic interests respond to, or represent, the diversity of arts and cultures in Santa Clara County • The individual has demonstrated a commitment to and passion for poetry and embraces the opportunity to engage in civic discourse The Poet Laureate will not be considered an employee of the County of Santa Clara and will continue to have individual pursuits. Duties of Santa Clara County Poet Laureate • Represent Santa Clara County and the art of poetry through outreach related to poetry • Participate in up to five selected Countysponsored events, dedications, or memorials per year by selecting and presenting appropriate works

• The Poet Laureate will be available to serve a two-year term

• Act as a resource for poetry and literary activities of the Santa Clara County Library District

• The individual will be a current Santa

• Lead and participate in National Poetry

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Clara County resident who has resided in the county for the past three years and has been published or recognized for poetry and literary contributions.

Month events and activities • Undertake projects throughout the Santa Clara County community that will make poetry more available and accessible to people in their everyday lives. Actively participate in social media activity to update the public on Poet Laureate events and projects • Contribute to the creation of a poetic identity for Santa Clara County The Poet Laureate will receive a modest honorarium. The selection process will be administered by SVCREATES. Applications will be peerreviewed by established poets by October 2017. Interviews with finalists will be conducted and completed in November 2017. The recommended Poet Laureate will be announced at a meeting of the Board of Supervisors in January 2018. Application guidelines are available at www.sccgov.org/poetlaureate. Applications should be submitted either by email to grant. apps@svcreates.org or by mail to: Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, SVCREATES, 38 W. Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113.


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VIBRAS

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com El paquete original de barajas del tarot contiene 78 cartas adornadas con símbolos, números y figuras. Las barajas se encuentran divididas en un grupo de 56 cartas, llamado “arcano menor”, que a su vez se divide en cuatro manjares: copas, espadas, oros y bastos. Estos manjares son equivalentes a los de las cartas españolas. Los cuatro palos del arcano menor corresponden a los cuatro elementos químicos primarios: aire, tierra, fuego y agua. Las figuras representativas del arcano menor son: los reyes, las reinas, los caballeros y las princesas.

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ORÍGENES DEL TAROT Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador

La antigüedad de las barajas del tarot nos transporta a la Europa de finales del siglo XIV, cuando el Rey de Francia contrató al pintor Jacquemin Grigoneur, para que diseñara paquetes de barajas especiales que sirvieran de distracción y entretenimiento para él y su corte. Hasta el día de hoy aún prevalecen 17 cartas de estos paquetes, las cartas se mantienen en exposición actualmente en la biblioteca nacional

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de París. Las cartas fueron exquisitamente dibujadas sobre pergamino, delicadamente pintadas con polvo de oro y aplicaciones de lapislázuli pulverizado. Muchas versiones aseguran que este pintor fue el creador original de las barajas, pero algunos historiadores creen que son una copia de barajas provenientes del lejano oriente. Teorías existentes afirman que los gitanos llevaron este arte adivinatorio de Egipto a Europa y otros creen que el significado original de las barajas proviene de las creencias del budismo.

Las 22 cartas restantes son llamadas “arcano mayor”. La simbología de cada arcano mayor está representada por circunstancias y condiciones humanas. El arcano mayor inicia con una carta sin número o carta cero que corresponde al loco o bufón. Posteriormente las cartas están numeradas del 1 al 21.En algunos paquetes de barajas la carta del bufón es la número 78 . Durante el siglo XV y parte del siglo XVI el tarot era usado en las cortes europeas para entretenemiento y para presagiar eventos futuros, con la creación de las otras 52 barajas del arcano menor, el tarot pasó a convertirse en uno de los instrumentos exclusivos de la adivinación y con ello surgieron una buena cantidad de tarotistas y agoreros que gozaron de una tremenda popularidad en las cortes europeas. En la corte inglesa de mediados del siglo XVI fue prohibido utilizar el tarot como medio adivinatorio declinando un poco su uso y el auge que había tomado el siglo anterior.

Fue hasta la época de la revolución francesa cuando el tarot resurgió como el ave fénix, siendo consultado especialmente por nobles y mercaderes. Se dice que el emperador Napoleón era aconsejado por una tarotista antes de iniciar cualquier batalla, se cree que fue advertido de su derrota en Waterloo, pero hizo caso omiso de la advertencia que le señalaron las cartas. Teorías afirman que la emperatriz Josefina, se convirtió en una experta en la lectura del tarot y que era ella quien aconsejaba al emperador acerca de sus contiendas. Adelaide Lenormand, fue una psíquica que tuvo mucha fama en Francia, se dice que fue una de las grandes precursoras de la lectura del tarot. Toda la gente quería consultarla pues sus presagios ocurrían sorprendentemente como ella lo describía leyendo las cartas. Más adelante fueron los rosacruzes quienes hicieron resurgir el renacimiento del interés por el estudio del tarot en el siglo XIX, descubriendo y dando a conocer una teoría cabalística, una aparente relación entre las 22 cartas del arcano mayor y el alfabeto hebreo. En cuanto al origen de la palabra tarot, también hay controversia. La palabra ´´tarot´´, que actualmente se usa en casi todos los idiomas, es un termino francés que denomina al vocablo ´´tarocco” como un conjunto de cartas utilizadas para juego y entretenimiento. Otros creen que proviene de la palabra tar que usan los gitanos para refirirse a las barajas. Otra teoría sostiene que el vocablo italiano tarocchi dio origen a la palabra tarot, incluso existe la teoría que el nombre del dios egipcio Thot fue el origen de Tarot. Aún así al verdadero origen de la palabra le cubre un velo enigmático.

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PASSWORDS: WHAT IF EVERYTHING YOU KNOW IS WRONG?

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Every time there’s a notable cybersecurity breach, someone (even me) writes a comprehensive primer on the proper way to create “secure” passwords. Lather, rinse, repeat. Until a few years ago, everyone (including me) based their password advice on a 2003 paper from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with the catchy title “NIST Special Publication 800-63.” The paper recommended that passwords be cryptic, contain special characters, and be as close to nonsense as possible. I was in a camp I called “How to Make a Cryptic Password You Can Easily Remember.” The short version was this: take a phrase you know, such as a favorite quote from a movie, and use

the first letter of each word. For example, Sheriff Brody’s famous line from Jaws, “I think we’re gonna need a bigger boat,” becomes 1twgn@ bb. The trick was using Leet (a technique where letters are replaced by numbers and symbols; see my post from July 2012, “Yahoo! Hacked: What You Need To Do Now”) to add the numbers and special characters. But as you can see from the example, a password made in this way is total nonsense to everyone but you – unless you forget your favorite quote. That Was Then Right after the Sony Hack became public knowledge (circa November 2014), cybersecurity paranoia set in and everyone started grasping for ways to enhance their cyberdefenses. Once again, passwords were in the spotlight,

but two strategic camps had evolved. Camp one was advocating the creation of more-cryptic passwords and changing them often (like monthly), and camp two began advocating for the longest passwords possible, made from any words you like and left alone until there was a reason to change them. All my cybersecurity friends fell squarely into the second camp, advocating for the longest passwords possible. My thinking evolved and I fell into line with camp two.

is that it is going to take quite a while for these new guidelines to become widely adopted. Many sites limit the length of your password to “8-12 characters.” If that’s the case, you can’t use a password that is long enough to be considered safe under the new guidelines. As you know, many sites (especially government sites) require a special character and a number for a password to be considered strong. In practice, it may be years before the Internet catches up. By then, we may not be using passwords at all.

Fast Forward to Today

No Passwords

According to the Wall Street Journal, Bill Burr (the man who wrote the NIST memo back in 2003 that recommended the cryptic craziness and frequent replacement guidelines) has had an epiphany. “Much of what I did I now regret,” said Mr. Burr, 72 years old, who is now retired. If the reporting is accurate, he had very little evidence upon which to base the NIST’s recommendations. (Sort of makes me think about the USDA Food Chart I grew up with. But that’s for another article.) Why were Mr. Burr’s assumptions wrong?

For consumers, passwords are just a way to validate that you are who you say you are. If you forget your password, you can request an email, a txt, or in some cases a phone call to obtain a temporary replacement. So if there’s another valid way to authenticate you, passwords really aren’t necessary. Google, Facebook, and several other sites can be easily used to verify that you are who you say you are. If proper authentication protocols are used, any site could determine you are you by checking to see if you are properly logged in to Facebook or Gmail. Lots of sites already do this, and there are a host of biometric and multifactor identification and authentication schemas fighting to be the new new thing in secure Internet living. Password science is evolving quickly, but it’s likely to be a hot mess for the foreseeable future.

The Math This very widely circulated cartoon from XKCD tells the story beautifully. The key takeaway is that the longer the password is, no matter its complexity, the harder it is for a computer to guess. Now What? The good news is that Mr. Burr’s old memo has been discarded and the NIST has published new Digital Identity Guidelines. The bad news

So What Do I Do? Do what the experts are now telling you to do. Start using the longest passwords possible. I would not use correcthorsebatterystaple, but “passwordswedontneednostinkinpasswords” will absolutely do the job.

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HUNDREDS OF FREE SPANISH EBOOKS NOW AVAILABLE AT LOCAL LIBRARIES SCCLD Adds Odilo to Growing List of Online Resources SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – Hundreds of free Spanish eBooks are now available through Santa Clara County Library District’s (SCCLD) online virtual library. Striving to continually meet the needs of a diverse community, SCCLD has added Odilo, a library eBook distribution service, to its growing list of digital resources. According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, more than half of Santa Clara County residents over age five speak a language other than English at home.  Of the 1.9 million people living in Santa Clara County, more than 19% of these residents speak Spanish within their households.   “We live in a wonderfully diverse community. While our libraries already have a varied international collection of books, DVDs and CDs, we wanted to go above and beyond in the selection, availability and quality of Spanish literature and broadcasts currently found in our libraries,” stated Nancy Howe, County Librarian for the Santa Clara County Library District.  Odilo’s

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something for all ages, including quality Spanish titles from hundreds of publishers.   Spanish eBooks include bestsellers, old favorites, romances, mysteries, biographies, cookbooks, picture books as well as elementary school and teen level literature.  All are available for downloading and can be accessed for free at www.sccl.org/odilo with a SCCLD library card. New digital content may be downloaded and viewed from any device including a Chromebook; eBook reader (Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble NOOK, Kobo eReader); Amazon Kindle Fire; an iOS or Android device or PC or Mac computer. Titles may be checked out for a three-week period and will automatically expire once the time frame has passed, thus eliminating potential late fees. “We hope this new collection will be popular with not only the Spanish speaking community but also local schools and the thousands of students learning Spanish.  As you search for quality publications and broadcasts, we encourage you to visit our online library as you seek to learn or enhance your Spanish language proficiency,” Nancy Howe concluded.

Comité Protector de la Ciudadanía (Citizens Watchdog Committee)

Informe al Público Actividades del Impuesto de Ventas de la Medida A (Measure A) de 2000 Ejercicio Fiscal 2016 (7/1/15 – 6/30/16) VTA ofrece soluciones de transporte que son cruciales para la vitalidad, prosperidad y calidad de vida de todas las personas que viven, trabajan y se divierten en el Condado de Santa Clara. En noviembre de 2000, el electorado del Condado de Santa Clara aprobó la Medida A, un impuesto de ventas de medio centavo a 30 años destinado a proyectos y operaciones específicos de mejoramiento del transporte público. La mayoría de los proyectos definidos por la votación son masivos y complejos, por lo que su planificación, diseño y construcción requieren varios años. Aunque se encuentra apenas en el décimo año de un programa a 30 años (la recaudación del impuesto comenzó a mediados de 2006), VTA ha logrado resultados significativos para cumplir con las metas de la Medida A.

2000 Measure A Program Expenditures - FY16 (in millions)

Commuter Rail Projects (Caltrain, ACE, etc.) $10.3

Light Rail Projects $26.1

Mineta SJ Airport People Mover $0

Funding Swaps $5.0 Non-Project (debt service, bond repayment, operating assistance, etc,) $84.6

Bus Projects $39.3

BART Silicon Valley $396.3

Program Total: $561.6 [Expenditures grouped by category. Individual project detail shown in CWC Comprehensive Annual Report; see below for link.]

Entre los logros clave del Ejercicio Fiscal 2016 se encuentran: • Ampliación de BART a Silicon Valley, a las ciudades de Milpitas, San José y Santa Clara, lo que ofrecerá un mayor número de opciones de transporte y reducirá la congestión. La Fase I de la extensión al área de Berryessa en San José va más adelantada que lo programado y se encuentra por debajo del presupuesto asignado. La construcción está prácticamente terminada (más del 90%), se está realizando la puesta a prueba del sistema y actualmente se pronostica que el servicio dará inicio durante la primera mitad de 2018. • Extensión y mejora del servicio de tranvías con proyectos tales como el proyecto de Vías Dobles en Mountain View terminado en diciembre de 2015, el cual permite ofrecer un servicio mejorado a Mountain View, Sunnyvale y Santa Clara. Este proyecto, combinado con otras mejoras, le permite a VTA establecer un nuevo corredor de tranvías de Mountain View a Alum Rock a fin de adaptarse al increíble aumento en el número de pasajeros en transporte público proyectado en nuestro Condado para cuando empiece el servicio de BART. • Implementación de un Servicio de Autobús de Transporte Rápido (BRT) veloz y práctico mediante la construcción del corredor de Alum Rock a Santa Clara (implementación del servicio a mediados de 2017) y el diseño en curso del Stevens Creek Rapid 523. Los electores del Condado de Santa Clara le confiaron al Comité Protector de la Ciudadanía (CWC, por sus siglas en inglés), el cual está compuesto de otros miembros de la comunidad, la supervisión de los gastos de la Medida A para garantizar que los ingresos presupuestales provenientes de sus impuestos de ventas sean gastados según se proyectó en la boleta. Después de profunda y cuidadosa consideración: Es la conclusión del CWC que, para el ciclo del Ejercicio Fiscal 2016, los ingresos recaudados de la Medida A de 2000 se gastaron en conformidad con el objetivo de la medida. Puede encontrar información adicional acerca de la Medida A en el sitio web de VTA (www.vta.org/projects-and-programs/Programs/2000-Measure-A-Citizens-Watchdog-Committee) incluyendo: • Informe del CWC sobre Beneficios y Logros Clave de la Medida A en el Ejercicio Fiscal 2016 (CWC Measure A FY 2016 Benefits & Key Achievements Report). • Informe Integral Anual del CWC sobre el Ejercicio Fiscal 2016 (CWC Comprehensive Annual Report on FY 2016), el cual proporciona la descripción detallada y el estatus de todos los proyectos de la Medida A y de las responsabilidades del CWC. Hay copias impresas de la Medida A y de los informes del CWC disponibles en las bibliotecas y otros edificios públicos a lo largo del condado, y también en las oficinas de VTA ubicadas en 3331 North First Street, San José, CA, en el vestíbulo del edificio B.

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