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El voto latino y asiático-americano en las elecciones del 2016 y en el futuro El dramático crecimiento que registran en la actualidad las poblaciones latina y asiáticoamericana de California tendrá definitivamente un impacto en el panorama político del estado, pero la fuerza de dicho impacto la decidirá la forma en la que se movilice el voto de estos dos grupos étnicos en los próximos años. (Mas en el sitio) Three Ways To Avoid Being Visually Hacked Many people don’t really leave their work behind at the end of the day or when traveling. Connecting to work e-mail and network files away from the office is increasingly common. While this growth of connectivity brings greater productivity, it can also mean greater risks as 75 percent of employers say it is hard to keep workers off unsecure networks. (Read more online)

8th American Indian Heritage Celebration Saturday, September 12, 2015 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 344 Tully Rd, San Jose, CA 95111 Free and open to the public. The Lion King September 9th – October 4th, 2015 Various times San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113 Info: broadwaysanjose.com/lion-king Dead Man’s Cell Phone Saturday September 12th, 2015 8:00 pm Bus Barn Stage Company 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos, CA 94022 Info: losaltosstage.org/dead-mans-cell-phone/ Dave Matthews Band Friday September 11th 7:00 pm Shoreline Amphitheatre

1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043 Info:davematthewsband.com Free Live Music Series at Scott’s Seafood Saturday September 12th, 2015 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Scott’s Seafood San Jose 185 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95113 Info: scottsseafoodsj.com Sharks Fan Fest Saturday September 12th, 2015 12pm - 7:30pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 Info: sharks.nhl.com John Witherspoon Friday September 11th, 2015 / 7:30 pm San Jose Improv 62 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95113 Info:sanjose.improv.com/event.

cfm?id=404645&cart San Jose Earthquakes Home Game Saturday September 12th, 2015 7:30 pm Avaya Stadium 1123 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110 Info: sjearthquakes.com/Matchday/2015-0912-SJ-v-SEA Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure Saturday September 12th, 2015 The Mountain Winery 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070 In My Life: A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles Saturday September 12th, 2015 8:00 pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113 ‘Hippocampus Wallpaper’ Monday September 14th, 2015 Empire Seven Studios 525 N 7th St, San Jose, CA 95112

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On September 2, 2015, at the Ranch Golf Club, (4601 Hill Top View, San Jose, CA 95138), Ms. Magdalena Carrasco, District 5 City of San Jose Council Member, gave the keynote speech to the Rotary Club of San Jose, East/ Evergreen Chapter. President Izat presided. The two main club items noted were the recognition of its High School Club and its foreign student exchange program. The highlight was the presentation made by City Council member Magdalena Carrasco, who now represents East Side Community, District 5. Membership Chair, Charlie Wasser, who grew up in a New Jersey inner city ghetto community, introduced Ms. Carrasco, and briefly related his concerns with the impact of local poverty present in San Jose’s East Side community. Magdalena Carrasco informed all, that for the first time ever, an incumbent (Javier Campos) had been defeated during the primary election of June 2014. During the July to December 2014 interval as the ‘City Council District 5 representativeelect’, she conducted community meetings with concerned residents. Magdalena is a long term resident of the East Side community which she now represents. Her family resides there; she graduated from the local high school; and attended San Jose State University. For the past 25 years she has been a social services professional who specializes in child development. While assisting families and their children in

that community, she became personally acquainted with the impact of poverty on the lives of the local residents. She decided to begin dealing with poverty and the local economy by entering into the local political scene as a candidate. Her goal was to begin being directly involved and engaged where policy decisions were being made allocating resources which impacted local citizenry. Once elected and installed, Carrasco appointed an experienced Chief of Staff, Victor Gomez, who had been a former Mayor of Hollister, CA. Carrasco and her staff have surveyed the entire district and noted that it has no parks; its school yards are secured after school hours which makes their facilities unaccessible to the local children as playgrounds. The survey revealed that a high number of single family dwellings are occupied by two or three families. Gang activity, high crime rates exist; most residents have lowincome jobs. She consulted with Supervisor Dave Cortese (current President, Board of Supervisors, who was present in the audience) and Supervisor Cindy Chavez, who represents District 3 to learn what, if anything, the County of Santa Clara could do. The current plan is to engage community based organizations (clubs, such as Rotary Clubs) to learn what partnerships are possible. Magdalena and her staff had to set aside their original plans in light of what was learned by their current survey. One immediate objective is to deal with the hunger extant because many impoverished families depend on school breakfast and lunch programs to help nourish their kids, but that food service is not available during the summer vacation period. Another focus is to do what is possible to detect communicable diseases which becomes a public health issue

when families share crowded housing as a way to survive. One successful action was the funding by the San Jose City Council of the local library which now operates with extended hours including Saturdays and evenings. District 5 is simply a locale which has been neglected over the years. Roads and streets need to have their potholes repaired, etc. It was evident from her comments that much needed to be done to improve civic living standards. The first Q&A question was posed by Hilbert Morales, EO, who noted that Felix Alvarez’ survey of liquor licenses (local liquor stores) made several years ago established that this East Side Community had high number of liquor stores in impoverished communities. Would she comment? Magdalena stated that she was acquainted with Felix Alvarez’ survey. There was one location from which she could throw a stone and hit five liquor stores. Liquor licenses are issued according to census districts and several jurisdictions. That matter is being addressed. Another question had to do with getting local school districts (Alum Rock Union School District, East Side Union High School District) to keep their school campuses open to permit local children and families to have a place to go for recreation and games. Ms. Carrasco replied that the school districts had been approached, but no collaborative partnership plans had been reached. This presentation revealed that the current condition of the micro-economy and living standards of San Jose City Council District 5 now has a representative & champion who is committed to doing something about conditions which have existed for too long.

José López Zamorano LAREDHISPANA.ORG Cada sociedad define las conductas que son absolutamente inaceptables y -en consecuencia- aprueba las leyes y las regulaciones necesarias para establecer sanciones ejemplares, no sólo para desalentar este comportamiento sino para penalizar a los infractores. Bajo esa categoría se encuentra el manejar en estado de embriaguez. Estados Unidos ha fijado castigos crecientes para el llamado Manejo Bajo la Influencia (DUI por sus siglas en inglés) o el aún más grave Manejo Mientras Intoxicado (DWI por sus siglas en inglés). Más recientemente ha ligado esas conductas inapropiadas con la seguridad nacional. El abogado migratorio Luis González, quien ha representado a un sinnúmero de clientes inmigrantes acusados de DUI o DWI, conoce de primera mano el impacto dañino que una convicción de este tipo tiene no sólo sobre el infractor, sino sobre sus familias y, en muchas ocasiones, sobre su proyecto de vida. La lista de potenciales dolo-

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res de cabeza por un arresto o sentencia bajo las leyes por manejar embriagado es abundante y preocupante, en especial para las personas en una situación migratoria irregular. Por ejemplo, nos recuerda el abogado migratorio, cualquier sentencia por manejar bajo la influencia del alcohol es una prioridad para el inicio de un proceso de deportación de Estados Unidos bajo las directrices del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS). Muchos de los beneficios como el Programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (DACA), iniciado por el presidente Barack Obama en 2012, no pueden obtenerse si la persona elegible o el solicitante ha sido encontrado culpable de manejar bajo la influencia del alcohol, drogas o intoxicado. Si la versión para adultos de la Acción Diferida, el llamado programa DAPA, es finalmente aprobada por las cortes estadounidenses para beneficiar a más de 4 millones de padres con hijos residentes permanentes o ciudadanos, sus beneficios no aplicarán a la persona convicta por DUI o DWI.

Para fines migratorios, los fiscales del DHS no están dispuestos a conceder discreción para cerrar un caso ante la corte si la persona presenta el agravante de haber manejado en estado de ebriedad. El abogado Luis González nos dice asimismo que la persona convicta de DUI o DWI puede ser vista por un juez como un riesgo a la comunidad o la seguridad del público, durante un proceso migratorio. Los fiscales tampoco tienen el apetito de reabrir casos pendientes de migración si el solicitante tiene en su historial un caso de DUI o DWI, o los jueces pueden imponer fianzas más altas de libertad condicional. En pocas palabras, el manejar embriagado, tomado, borracho o intoxicado no combina ni con los tiempos, ni con la moral. Evita serios dolores de cabeza físicos y legales. Si tomas alcohol no manejes, designa a un conductor o toma un taxi. No dejes que un trago destruya tu vida. Para más información visita La Red Hispana.org

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That figure from the U.S. Agriculture Department is just one reason why prospective parents are advised to consider parallel financial planning for child-based expenses and retirement. The key is to start doing it as early as possible – in a December 2012 article in The New Republic, adults are starting families later than previous generations. In short, savings needs for childcare, college and retirement seem on a tighter collision course than ever. For prospective couples or single parents, any discussion of family should begin with the pros and cons of starting a family in terms of personal, lifestyle and career success. In short, the question “Do we want kids?” should come before “Can we afford kids?” Utilize qualified financial

and tax advice to fit specific circumstances. Consult trusted family and friends for referrals to qualified financial planning and tax experts. Also check current tax rules for how to handle and potentially deduct certain costs related to adoption or fertility treatments. Research thoroughly and bookmark resources online. The IRS website (http://www. irs.gov/Individuals/Parents) continually updates its summary of tax issues for parents which can guide overall planning. New authors and bloggers emerge daily on virtually every aspect of parenting; friends, relatives and colleagues can also provide resources. Start planning for childcare expenses as soon as possible. Full- or part-time childcare services for working parents can be surprisingly expensive and difficult to obtain depending on location. In 2015, the White House reported that the average cost of fulltime care for an infant was

about $10,000 a year, and a 2014 Boston Globe report noted state-by-state estimates that were significantly higher. For peace of mind and affordability, it is advisable to tackle the childcare issue as early as possible. Loved ones can also lend financial assistance to a new family in a variety of ways. Affordable basics include general parenting advice, as-needed babysitting services and sharing coupons and hand-medowns like clothing, toys and unneeded child-related equipment in good condition. Finally, prospective parents should become dedicated bargain hunters and savers with an equal focus on handling childcare expenses and supporting retirement goals. Both financial goals are equally important. Bottom line: It pays to plan early for a family. Evaluate your finances, reach out to friends and family for advice and get help from qualified experts if you need it.


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Distrito de Agua del Valle de Santa Clara Audiencia Pública sobre el Reporte de Ingeniero y la Declaración Negativa y Mitigada 22 de septiembre del 2015, a las 6 pm, tiempo certero Sala de reuniones del Distrito de Agua del Valle de Santa Clara 5700 Almaden Expressway, San José, CA 95118

El trabajo de mejoría propuesto está descrito en el Reporte de Ingeniero del Proyecto de Actualización Sísmica para Penitencia Delivery Main y Penitencia Force Main. El Reporte se encuentra archivado en la Secretaría de la Directiva, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San José, California, y también en el sitio de Internet del Distrito de Agua: http://www.valleywater.org/PublicReviewDocuments.aspx El objetivo de este Proyecto es ejecutar una actualización sísmica de Penitencia Delivery Main, Penitencia Force Main, South Bay Aqueduct y Finished Water Meter Vault, para acomodar ambos, el arrastre y los movimientos potencialmente extensos de la Penitencia Creek Corrimiento, por un período de vida de 50 años. En el momento y lugar asignado para la audiencia pública, la Directiva recibirá comentarios sobre el Reporte de Ingeniero del Proyecto y también considerará la adopción del Proyecto de Declaración Negativa y Mitigada que fue preparada de acuerdo al Acta de Calidad Ambiental de California. Después de considerar los comentarios sobre el Reporte de Ingeniero, la Directiva decidirá si procede o no con el Proyecto. Para más información sobre esta audiencia o este Proyecto, contacte al Gerente del Proyecto, Karl Neuman al (408) 630-3059. Se harán esfuerzos razonables para acomodar a las personas discapacitadas que deseen atender esta audiencia pública. Para información adicional sobre cómo atender esta audiencia, incluyendo los pedidos de acomodación por discapacidad o servicios de interprete, por favor contacte la Oficina de la Secretaría de la Directiva al (408) 630-2277 por lo menos tres días hábiles antes de la audiencia.

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CALFAC Board Has Opportunity to Show CSU Community That Investment in Quality of Education is More Important Than Executive Perks Long Beach, CA – Former San Jose State President Mohammad Qayoumi’s four year tenure at SJSU was marked by a series of scandals, including a hate crime against an African American freshman, a failed experiment with online vendor Udacity, and an award of a $28 million contract to upgrade technology to Cisco Systems without seeking other bids or advice from staff.

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Yet this week, the CSU Board of Trustees is rewarding him with a $261,000 payout, including employer-paid health and retirement benefits, for a “transition assignment” which he will receive while also serving as chief advisor to the President of Afghanistan. “The fact that the Board is even wasting time contemplating executive payouts when they should be focusing all efforts on improving the quality of education for students is yet another sign of the misplaced priorities plaguing CSU’s management,” said Jennifer Eagan, president of the California Faculty Association and a professor at Cal State East Bay.

“Students are the important people here, yet the CSU continues to invest taxpayer dollars in executive perks instead of investing in the students, faculty and staff of the university system.” Qayoumi’s proposed postexit salary of $261,000 is equal to 48% of San Jose State’s $538,680 equity allocation for faculty this

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year. The SJSU equity program distributed 299 equity awards to tenure-line faculty, averaging $1,802 per year. Qayoumi’s salary could have fixed equity problems for nearly 150 additional faculty, possibly extending equity to some lecturers and coaches, who were excluded from the program even though roughly 50% of instruction on the campus is conducted by lecturers and coaches. His transition package is also $11,000 more than the estimated equity program at Cal State East Bay, where he served as president from 2006 to 2011 . At East Bay, the estimated $250,000 effects 70 faculty members. CFA secured a campusbased equity program as part of its latest faculty contract, but it was up to the individual campuses discretion as to the amount, distribution and execution

of the additional funding. The equity programs were intended to help alleviate pay inequalities that have plagued faculty for years due poor hiring and pay practices by the CSU. These include hiring new faculty at higher pay than more senior faculty and providing movement for long-time faculty who were stuck at certain pay rates without progress over time. “It will be a real slap in the face to faculty if the Board votes to reward a former President who was incapable of gaining the trust of faculty and students with a payout equal to half the amount of what was allocated to making things right this year for faculty,” added Preston Rudy, a San Jose State professor and CFA Chapter President at San Jose. “The board has an opportunity to prove to the CSU

community that it is listening and making decisions based on what is in the best interest of the CSU system instead of sweetheart deals for former executives. We strongly urge them to reject this $261,000 giveaway.” President Qayoumi resigned from his post at San Jose last month. Duties during his transition assignment include being available to the interim president, new San Jose State president if appointed, and chancellor for “advice and counsel on matters pertaining to San Jose State University,” according to the Trustees’ meeting documents . Qayoumi also retains retreat rights at San Jose State in the College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, following the transition year.


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INGREDIENTES 1 asado de cerdo sin hueso (lomo) de 2 libras 1 libra jamón con miel (honey ham), en rebanadas delgadas 1 cucharadita sal 1 cucharadita pimienta 1 taza mostaza picante estilo oriental, dividida 8 panes integrales estilo submarino, panes dulces, o pan francés o italiano de 7 a 8 pulgadas ¾ taza ciruelas rojas, arándanos rojos, o mermelada o jalea de frambuesa 8 tajadas queso suizo 2 latas de 7 onzas de chiles verdes, escurridos y rebanados 4 cucharadas (1/2 barra) de mantequilla sin sal, a temperatura ambiente Equipo especial: 4 ladrillos envueltos en papel aluminio INFORMACIÓN NUTRICIONAL Calorías: 720 calorías Proteína: 48 gramos Grasa: 30 gramos Sodio: 1,870 miligramos Colesterol: 140 miligramos Grasa Saturada: 12 gramos

Carbohidratos: 67 gramos Fibra: 7 gramos Precalienta el horno a 450 grados F. En un pequeño envase, combina sal, pimienta y ¼ de taza de la mostaza. Esparce la mezcla sobre todos los lados del cerdo. Coloca el cerdo, la parte con grasa hacia arriba, en una bandeja para asar poco profunda y ásalo durante 15 minutos. Reduce la temperatura del horno a 350 grados F y continúa asándolo por 40 a 45 minutos, o hasta que la temperatura interna alcance los 145 grados F (medio jugoso) a 160 grados F (medio). Retira el cerdo del horno y déjalo reposar durante 10 minutos. Córtalo en tajadas muy delgadas y déjalo reposar. Para preparar los sándwiches, corta los panes por la mitad, y esparce mantequilla sobre el exterior cada una de las 16 mitades o tapas. Esparce la mostaza restante (1 ½ cucharadas) sobre el interior de la mitad de las tapas. Esparce 1 ½ cucharadas de la mermelada sobre el interior de la otra mitad de las tapas. Coloca el jamón, el cerdo, el queso y los chiles sobre las tapas con mostaza y lu-

ego cúbrelo con las tapas untadas con la mermelada. Prepara el asador con fuego medio . Coloca 2 capas de papel aluminio en la parrilla, lo suficientemente grande para sostener los sándwiches. Coloca los sándwiches sobre el papel de aluminio, coloca los ladrillos sobre los sándwiches (2 sándwiches por ladrillo), y presiona suavemente. Ásalos hasta que la mitad de abajo del pan se dore y el queso comience a derretirse, por 2 a 3 minutos. Dales la vuelta, vuelve a colocar los ladrillos, y ásalos durante 2 minutos más. Corta los sándwiches por la mitad y sírvelos. SUGERENCIAS PARA SERVIR También puedes preparar los sándwiches en una plancha o parrilla de estufa, presionándolos con ladrillos envueltos en papel aluminio u otro objeto pesado, como un plato con alimentos enlatados. Si quieres hacer menos de 8 sándwiches, utiliza menos cantidad de cada cosa excepto de los ingredientes para asar, luego deja el sobrante del asado para otra ocasión. Y si te gustan las cosas extra picantes, trata de sustituir los jalapeños encurtidos cortados por chiles.

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Community feedback will be solicited at a public meeting Sept. 15

ful consideration by the community and the Board of Supervisors. This initial report is a good starting point.  We still have a long way to go to create a vision for its future.”

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— The County of Santa Clara will present the “Santa Clara County Fairgrounds: Market Opportunities Draft Final Report” on the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds at a public meeting on Sept. 15, 7-9 pm, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in Fiesta Hall, 344 Tully Rd, San Jose. The report is part of the County’s robust community engagement process that provides a starting point for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisor’s dialogue on the future uses of the 150-acre site. The Board of Supervisors will hear the report at their meeting in late September.

Since October 2014, the County, through its consulting team headed by C. H. Johnson Consulting, has gathered feedback and ideas from the community and the various stakeholders, interviewed individuals and organizations who have brought forward early proposals for some portion of the Fairgrounds, completed an existing conditions report on the facilities, and evaluated the operations of the current Fairgrounds. The team also has conducted a market assessment of support for various uses at the Fairgrounds, and looked at how those uses may or may not fit together.

“The Santa Clara County Fairgrounds property is an important community asset,” said President Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors. “The future use of the site warrants extensive and care-

“We have insisted on a transparent and visible process to reinvigorate the Fairgrounds,” said Supervisor Cindy Chavez, District 2. “That’s why we have collected thousands of individual opinions from the public over the last year – and now

we want the public’s input on this report, too.”  During the past ten months, Santa Clara County community members have had multiple opportunities to share their ideas and suggestions during this phase of outreach for the Fairgrounds.  To date, the multi-lingual community outreach for the project has included a combination of community booths at regional events, a community workshop, stakeholder meetings, and a multi-lingual online survey. More than 2,700 people have participated in person and over 2,800 have taken the on-line survey. The administration is exploring commissioning additional statistically-reliable surveys. Final Drafts of the consultants’ reports are available for review by the public in advance of the Sept. 15, 2015 community meeting at www.sccgov.org/fairgrounds. Residents who want to receive e-mail notifications of community meetings or events can leave their e-mail address at the “Contact Us” link at www.sccgov. org/fairgrounds.


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The content below was published as a ‘Letter to the Editor, Daily Post, Palo Alto, CA”, Post Opinion, page 8, dated September 8, 2015. “Dear Editor: We, a forensic psychiatrist and a criminal defense attorney...who represent severely mentally ill defendants in San Jose (Superior Court), federal and state courts...were outraged that a bipolar inmate who writes poetry, was beaten to death in his cell while awaiting court-ordered transfer to an overcrowded treatment facility.

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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. Supporters of a bill to give tax credits to landlords for earthquake retrofitting are hoping for a vote in the California State Senate before the legislative session ends on Friday. Assembly Bill 428 would cover 30 percent of the cost if the retrofit work is done in the next five years. Larry Gross, who heads the nonprofit Coalition for Economic Survival, supports the tax credit. He explains it would take some of the pressure off landlords, who would then have a smaller burden to pass on to their tenants. “We need to address the

threat of earthquake,” says Gross, “but we don’t want to create an economic earthquake for a tenant who won’t be able to afford this increase, and will likely be displaced from their home.” The issue is coming to a head in part because the Los Angeles City Council is expected to unveil a plan this week or next to require earthquake retrofitting in about 1,500 of the buildings considered most vulnerable. That plan targets buildings that include what is known as “soft-story” construction - a large, open space on the bottom floor, such as a parking area or commercial businesses with big windows - that have collapsed in past quakes. The L.A. City Council may place limits on the cost

amount landlords can pass on in the form of rent increases. Without those limits, Gross estimates 166,000 families could see their rent go up by $75 month. “This poses an incredible threat to tenants who can’t afford the existing rent, because under the current law, the entire cost of that can be passed on to tenants,” he says. San Francisco passed a similar measure in 2013, which allowed landlords to pass on 100 percent of the costs but let low-income tenants apply for a hardship waiver. Many smaller cities across California face the same quake risk, but don’t have rent-control ordinances. In those cities, landlords simply are permitted to pass on all costs to renters.


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LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO.607776 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Southside Financial 3136 Story Rd. Suite#2 San Jose, CA 95127, CA 95148 , Santa Clara Co. Socorro Monatano-Soto and Andres B Soto 2910 Archwood Dr. San Jose, Ca 95148. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Socorro Montano-Soto August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/04/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285191 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Clifford Jackson Spradlin and Hyunju Cho. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Clifford Jackson Spradlin and Hyunju Cho, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Milo Caleb Spardlin to Milo Ian Spradlin. 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 11/24/15 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. September 2, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284264 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bianca Bravo. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Bianca Bravo, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bianca Bravo to Bianca Bravo Quinarez. 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 11/10/15 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 12, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608553 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Tellas Fashion Boutique 1645 Bermuda Way San Jose CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Eleuteria Valencia 1645 Bermuda Way San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/28/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Eleuteria Valencia September 11, 18,25; October 2, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608971 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, The Style Station 3136 Williams Rd San Jose CA, 95117 Santa Clara County. Amalia Gonzalez 2320 Park Grove Way Modesto CA, 95358. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 9/8/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Amalia Gonzalez September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/8/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607995 The following person(s) is (are)

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com doing business, Monterey Sheetmetal 180 Fox Hollow Circle Morgan Hill CA, 95037 Santa Clara County. Gabriel Martinez 180 Fox Hollow Circle Morgan Hill CA, 95037. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/06/2013 “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.) Gabriel Martinez September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 8/12/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284935 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jesucita Ortiz Rodriguez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jesucita Ortiz Rodriguez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elicel Rofes Ortiz to Elicel Robies Ortiz. 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 11/24/15 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 27, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284930 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jianmei Su. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jianmei Su, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jianmei Su to Rachel Su Windsor. 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 11/24/15 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 27, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV283039 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashly Jesus Delgado. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ashley Jesus Delgado, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ashley Jesus Delgado to Ashly Velasquez. THE COURT ORDERS that all per-

sons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/13/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV283033 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Efren Delgado. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Efren Delgado, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Efren Delgado to Efren Velasquez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/13/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV283530 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tenaya Catherine Mcgraw. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Tenaya Catherine Mcgraw, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tenaya Catherine McGraw to Tenaya Catherine Hill. 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 10/27/15 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 24, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285110 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Michael Lin Yang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Michael Lin Yang, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Michael Lin Yang to Michael Andres Lin. 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 11/24/15 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. September 1, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV283576 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Omardoe YaredAli Sellassie. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Omardoe YaredAli Sellassie, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Omardoe YaredAli Sellassie to Doe ZereOnoja Xitazje Selassie b. Omar Ali Parker to Doe ZereOnoja Xitazje Selassie 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 10/27/15 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, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607748 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Lupe’s Carousel Child Care 533 University Ave San Jose CA, 95110 Santa Clara County. Guadalupe Mendoza 533 University Ave San Jose CA, 95110. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/19/2001. “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.) Guadalupe Mendoza September 4,11,14, 25, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/05/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608578 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Rico Pan Bakery Inc 231 Willow St San Jose CA, 95110 Santa Clara County. Rico Pan Bakery Inc 231 Willow St San Jose CA, 95110. This business is conducted by an corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/09/2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Jesus Ortiz Secretary September 4,11,14, 25, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/28/2015

SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608680 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, ALM Custom Paintings 1577 Mt Pleasant Dr San Jose CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. Armando Mendoza Mt Pleasant Dr San Jose CA, 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Armando Mendoza September 4,11,14, 25, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/01/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284068 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Janalyn Ratuita and Joel Laxamana. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Janalyn Ratuita and Joel Laxamana, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jonathan Paolo Ratuita Laxamana to Jonathan Paolo Lomahan Ratuita. 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 11/3/15 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 6, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284476 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Xingzlii Luo and Junying Ma. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Xingzlii Luo and Junying Ma, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sophia Ma to Sophia Luo. 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 11/10/15 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, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278684 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kassaye Demessew Negash. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner,

Kassaye Demessew Negash, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kassaye Demessew Negash to Wesson Negash Asefa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284449 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Micaela Moran. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Micaela Moran, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Micaela Moran to Michelle Moran. 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 11/17/15 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, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284711 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mayela Sepulveda. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Mayela Sepulveda, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mallela Sepulveda to Mayela Sepulveda. 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 11/17/15 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 24, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607792 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Reyna’s Fresh Produce 2054 Jamaica Way San Jose CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Genoveva Rodri-


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SEPTEMBER 11-17, 2015 guez Jimenez 2054 Jamaica Way San Jose CA 95110. 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.) Genoveva Rodriguez Jimenez August 28; September 4,11,18, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608276 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, The Weed Solution 6130 Monterey Hwy #144 San Jose CA 95138, Santa Clara County. Robert J. Newmeyer 1107 Frankfurt Ave #5 San Jose CA 95126. 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.) Robert J. Newmeyer August 28; September 4,11,18,2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/20/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608076 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Buidstaff 574 Glenmoor Circle Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara County. Deepti Shrivastava 574 Glenmoor Circle 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.) Deepti Shrivastava August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/14/15 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282015 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lissette Ayala. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Lissete Ayala, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alekzander Lara Ayala to Alekzander Ayala. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 9/22/15 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 18, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282674 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chinua Earl Shaw. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Chinua Earl Shaw, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chinua Earl Shaw to Charles Earl Shaw. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/06/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 02, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608017 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Inuit-Arte 110 E. Gish Rd San Jose CA, 95112, Santa Clara County. Abel Ruiz 110 E. Gish Rd San Jose CAC 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/13/2015. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Abel Ruiz August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608188 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Nor Cal Designs 3322 Methilhaven Lane San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara County. John Grimaldo 3322 Methilhaven Lane San Jose, CA 95121. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) John Grimaldo August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/18/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608064 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Juanito’s Handyman 1621 Christopher St. San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Juan Macias 1621 Christopher St San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Juan Macias August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/14/15

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607872 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Valeria’s Mobile Grooming 1617 Tierra Buena Dr San Jose CA 95121 Santa Clara County. Juan Manuel Fragoso And Araceli Machuca 1617 Tierra Buena Dr San Jose CA 95121. An unincorporated association other than a partnership conducts this business; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/04/15. “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.) Araceli Machuca August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/10/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607966 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Gold Star Charter & Tours 575 San Pedro Ave Spc 4 Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara County. Mercedes Rodezon and Juan Carlos Gamez 575 San Pedro Ave Spc 4 Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by copartners; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 04/29/08. “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.) Mercedes Rodezno August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 this statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/12/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607646 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Butterflies 257 Castor St Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. Halperin Vered 809 Inverness Way Sunnyvale, CA 94087. 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.) Halperin Vered August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/31/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607374 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, MG Reupholstery & Custom 722 Renz Lane Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara County. Francisco Benabides and Maria Guzman 1536 Kerley Dr #403 San Jose CA 95112. 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.) Francisco Benabides August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/27/2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607972 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, VND Registration 2647 Senter road San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Nga Duong 2890 Cicero Way San Jose, CA 95148. 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.) Nga Duong August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 this statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/12/2015

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607303 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Comfort Mobile 1669 Flanigan Dr Suite 204 San Jose CA 95121, Santa Clara County. Ten five group corporation 1245 Coronado Dr #3 Sunnyvale CA 94086. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/23/15 “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 Damian Martinez President August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 this statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/23/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607728 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, 1) Montes Cleaning Services 3155 Shuiner Pl San Jose CA 95111 Santa Clara County. Laureano Herrera and Joel Herrera 3155 Shuiner Pl San Jose CA 95111. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/05/10 “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.) Joel Herrera General Partnership August 21,28;September 4,11,2015 this statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607784 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, 1) OJK Architecture and Planning 2) The Office Of Jerome King 97 E. St James St #42 San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. OJK Inc. 97 E. St James St #42 San Jose CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/03 “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.) A.Whiting Chief Operational Officer August 21, 28; September 4, 11, 2015 this statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/06/2015

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Sacramento CALIFORNIA Terminally ill Californians may soon have the right to get a prescription to end their lives. The end-of-life option act - ABX2 15 - passed the state Assembly on Wednesday, and now the state Senate has until the end of the legislative session tomorrow night to vote on it. Senators passed a similar bill in June, so supporters are optimistic. Toni Broaddus, California campaign director with Compassion and Choices, says Golden State residents should be able to avoid the pain, suffering and loss of autonomy that often comes at the end of a terminal illness. “Californians should not have to leave their homes and move to another state in order to ensure they can die peacefully when they’re suffering from a terminal illness,” she says. Opponents argue it is morally wrong to assist a suicide, and worry this would eventually lead to laws allowing the option for those who wish to die - but are not terminally ill. If the bill is signed into law, California would become the fourth state to allow physician-assisted suicide. Broaddus says no one takes this option lightly. “No one who wants this option actually wants to die,” she says. “They’re already dying. The terminal illness is killing them. So for those folks, this is not suicide. This is an option to have a peaceful death.” The bill requires a report from the state Department of Public Health every year on the implementation. The bill would sunset after 10 years, meaning it would need to be re-evaluated and re-approved at that time. The California state Senate is expected to take up a physician-assisted suicide bill today or tomorrow. Credit: Arne Trautmann/iStockphoto.com


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Santa Clara County CALIFORNIA On Tuesday the County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health (DEH) officially launched its new Mobile App, SCCDineOut for Apple iOS devices. The Android version is being developed and will be available in early 2016.  The SCCDineOut app is the latest product in the County’s effort to inform residents about the food safety compliance records of area food facilities.   Last October, the County implemented a food facility placarding and scoring program - which assigns a Green, Yellow, or Red colored placard for food facilities and posts the results of environmental health inspections online along with the compliance score - to alert diners to whether or not a facility is in compliance with food safety laws.   “The SCCDineOut app makes it more convenient for consumers,” said Supervisor Joe Simitian, County

of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors. “Now if you are out and about, you’ll be able to check your iPhone quickly and easily to check on a restaurant’s compliance status and inspection results.”      Consumers will be able to view the most recent food inspection results for a restaurant they are considering, including specific violations, if any.  They will also be able

to view a list of restaurants that have been closed for food safety violations during the last six months. The announcement today coincides with Food Safety Awareness Month in September and follows the successful launch of the new placarding program which resulted in the color-coded placards being posted in plain view at all food facilities

deliberate destruction of two Chinatowns in downtown San Jose by offering them safe homes in Heinlenville, next to Japantown; and

of internment during World War II.

that perform food preparation, following a routine inspection.   “Foodborne illness is a serious public health problem,” said County Supervisor Joe Simitian.  “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report an estimated 76 million U.S. cases of foodborne illnesses annually - including 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000

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deaths.” The most recent inspection reports are readily available online as well.  The information online and on SCCDineOut is in easy-tounderstand language.  The colored placards are issued as Environmental Health Specialists conduct inspections throughout the year.  Inspection schedules vary and depend on the historical compliance of food facilities.  The inspections are more frequent for facilities that have had violations.   “The SCCDineOut app is another example of the County providing the public with the tools they need to more easily find information to make informed decisions when they are choosing an eating establishment,” said Jim Blamey, Director, County of Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health.   Features of the new SCCDineOut app include: -Inspection results for thousands of food facilities within

Santa Clara County - Search by food facility name or those near your current location -Sort inspection results by compliance score - View contact information for food facilities - Easily view closure information for food facilities that are immediately closed due to a major  violation -More information about the placard color and compliance score - Submit feedback to the Department   Diners can now have immediate access to inspection information from the SCCDineOut mobile app on their Apple iOS devices or by scanning the QR code on any posted placard. Download SCCDineOut from the Apple iOS App Store and visit the Consumer and Environmental Protection Agency website (www.CEPASCC. org) or Facebook page (www. facebook/cepascc) for important Food Safety Tips throughout the month of September.  

Supervisor Cindy Chavez Updates San Jose CALIFORNIA On August 24, I was honored to present the Japantown Business Association with a commendation in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Japantown San Jose. Japantown San Jose is one of only three remaining historical Japantown communities in the United States. Japantown is here today in large part because of the actions of two gentlemen during critical moments of history: John Heinlen, who befriended Chinese settlers of San Jose who suffered the

J.B. Peckham, a friend in adversity to the Japanese settlers of San Jose. J.B. ignored threats and hate mail to lawfully assist the Japanese during the times of the Alien Land Law and years

Japantown is a precious resource for all of us in Silicon Valley. Without it, our history as a community would be incomplete. And Japantown is still a vibrant, active and welcoming community – even after 125 years. Congratulations, and best wishes for another 125 years!

San Jose CALIFORNIA I want to congratulate First 5 of Santa Clara County, the Law Offices of Robert E. Greeley and the Alzheimer’s Association, Northern California and Northern Nevada Chapters for becoming

Mother Friendly Designated Employers. All 3 organizations received a Certificate of Recognition on August 25th from the Breastfeeding Task Force of Santa Clara Valley. Jeanne Batacan also received a Certificate of Recognition to celebrate her 30 years of work advocating for the improvement of maternity care and

empowerment of mothers. These four organizations and individuals have gone above and beyond to provide a supportive environment for breastfeeding mothers and set an example for other employers as well as individuals in our County. Thank you for all that you do!


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San Jose CALIFORNIA If you’ve seen Running Brave (1983), you’re familiar with the story of American Indian, Billy Mills (Lakota). For those unfamiliar with Billy Mills’ story, it’s an eyeopening account of Mill’s struggle and triumph over the forces of colonization, racism, isolationism, and bigotry as Mills became the most improbable of heroes when he captured the Gold Medal in the 10,000 meter run at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

On September 12, 2015 the American Indian Heritage Celebration will be held indoors at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. This is the 8th year of the celebration and this year’s theme: “Feel the Movement” will be honored with an appearance by Billy Mills. The event will feature an Indian market, native arts and crafts, tribal booths, displays, health fair, plenty of food, frybread and Indian tacos and a special KidsFunZone with an opportunity to test your tennis skills with Four Directions Tennis. There will be a California

Indian Big Time Honoring which features the Amah Mutsun Dance Group the California Dance Group. Aztec Dancing, courtesy of the Calpulli Tonalehqheh Aztec Dance Group. A hoop dance demonstration by Eddie Madril, a hand drum contest, gourd dancing and an evening Powwow. This year there will be cash prizes for the best dancers and a special honoring for Native Warriors. All drums and dancers are welcome. The AIHC is a free event and everyone is welcome.

Mill’s story was chronicled in the film that featured actor, Robby Benson, portraying Mills as he ventured from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota to Haskell Institute on to the University of Kansas and finally to the 1964 Olympiad. As a half-breed, Mills had to battle racism from both sides while he struggled to understand the ways of the majority while maintaining his native roots. The film exposes many of these dilemmas that Mills went through, particularly during his time at college leading up to the 1964 Olympics. Not even the top runner on the American team, Mills surprised the world by shaving 2 minutes off his personal best time to become one of the most memorable sports triumphs of the 20th century.

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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO - California is third in the nation in creating green jobs in the second quarter of 2015, behind Texas and Nevada. The ranking comes in a new clean energy jobs report from a national nonpartisan business group called Environmental Entrepreneurs, or E2. E2 Executive Director Bob Keefe says the Golden State has long been a leader in smart, clean energy and environmental policy. “And it’s paying off for the state,” says Keefe. “In the second quarter alone in California, we saw about 1,200 clean energy job announcements - a lot of solar of course but also we also saw manufacturing jobs, at an electric-vehicle maker in Moreno Valley.” E2 tracks clean energy job announcements quarterly and the latest report shows the country added more than 10,000 green jobs

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from April to June, part of about 40 projects across 22 states. Keefe says California is positioning itself for an even bigger clean-energy boom by raising the state’s goals for the percentage of energy that comes from renewables, which currently stands at 33 percent.

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California added 1,200 new clean energy jobs, mostly in solar, wind and manufacturing, making it third in the nation for green job growth. Credit: adamkaz/iStockphoto.com.

“The Legislature is debating new legislation that would increase California’s renewable portfolio standard to about 50 percent, and also reduce transportation fuel emissions by about 50 percent,” says Keefe. “These things will drive economic growth.” Keefe also expects implementation of the Obama administration’s new Clean Power Plan to drive growth in the clean energy sector. The other states rounding out the top 10 are - in order of ranking in the report - Utah, North Carolina, Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado, Virginia and Nebraska.

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sión que no ha cambiado es que comunidades como la hispana sufren desproporcionadamente esta lacra social.

Carbón, quién te ha visto y quién te ve. Hasta hace sólo una década, a este mineral sucio y peligroso se le conocía como el Rey Carbón, la locomotora que tiraba del tren del desarrollo mundial.

Una reciente encuesta de Eathjustice y Green Latinos reveló que el 78% de los votantes hispanos ya ha sufrido las consecuencias del cambio climático, y que el 82% está preocupado o muy preocupado por este fenómeno.

Hoy tiene los días contados, debido a dos razones fundamentales: la revelación del verdadero coste de su mortal contaminación y el extraordinario boom de la energía limpia. Y ambas razones nos afectan a las hispanos desproporcionadamente.

El sondeo lanza una severa advertencia a cualquiera que ignore la preocupación de los votantes hispanos sobre la contaminación y la crisis climática. Mayores porcentajes de votantes consideran la calidad (90%) y conservación (86%) del agua, y la reducción de la contaminación del aire (85%) más importantes que la reforma migratoria (80%).

Según un estudio clave realizado en 2011 por varias universidades, incluyendo Harvard, el coste anual del carbón en Estados Unidos, desde su extracción y desecho pasando por su combustión, es de unos $500,000 millones (un cinco seguido de 11 ceros). Esto incluye costos médicos, medioambientales y económicos, de los cuales la industria carbonera no paga ni un centavo. Nos los deja al resto de la población, incluyendo a usted y su familia. La revista The Atlantic acaba de publicar un artículo en el que revisa el estudio entrevistando a uno de sus autores, el investigador de Harvard Jonathan Buonocore. La conclusión es que la estimación de hace cuatro años podría ser muy inferior a la realidad. Originalmente, el reporte indicó que los costes médicos anuales de la contaminación carbonera en todo el mundo ascendían a casi $200,000 millones. Pero Buonocore hoy reconocen que en 2011 tenían un limitado conocimiento del verdadero alcance del cambio climático causado por el carbón y que usaron una factor clave —el Costo Social del Carbono, calculado por el gobierno federal— el cual resulta ser penosamente bajo. De hecho, un reporte de la Universidad de Stanford mucho más reciente calcula que ese costo es seis veces mayor. La conclusión final es que el carbón cuesta hasta un triple de lo inicialmente estimado, lo cual convierte la energía limpia en una opción mucho más competitiva. No obstante, una conclu-

El provenir del carbón es realmente negro entre nuestra comunidad, ya que un asombroso 84% de los votantes encuestados apoya que el gobierno federal fomente las fuentes de energía limpia como la solar y la eólica. Y eso es precisamente lo que hace el Plan de Energía Limpia anunciado este mes por la administración Obama. La iniciativa reducirá las emisiones de carbono de las plantas carboneras en un 32% para el año 2030 con respecto a los niveles de 2005. El plan da varias opciones a cada estado para llegar a estas metas, pero en términos generales abre de par en par las puertas de la energía limpia para sustituir al sucio carbón en nuestro país. La industria carbonera y sus aliados en Washington no sorprendieron a nadie prediciendo que el plan causará todo tipo de cataclismos económicos. La verdad es que el 70% de los norteamericanos apoya el plan, el cual también evitará 3,600 muertes prematuras, 90,000 ataques de asma y 1,700 ataques cardíacos anuales. La alternativa a atacar de lleno la crisis climática es impensable. Según un reporte de Citigroup, la inacción contra esta lacra costaría unos $44 billones (“trillions”) para el 2060.Por fortuna, cada vez menos oyen los lamentos de este increíble mineral menguante. Javier Sierra es columnista del Sierra Club. Sígalo en Twitter @javier_SC


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agua de coco y se exponen al sol y a la luz de la Luna llena una vez al mes. Los talismanes deben ser maniobrados únicamente por su dueño. Estos talismanes deben usarse comenzando en día viernes, día relacionado a Venus, el planeta asociado al amor.

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Muy efectivos son aquellos relacionados con figuras celestiales como los escapularios de la Virgen del Carmen y San Antonio, las medallitas de San Cristóbal, San Miguel Arcángel, Santa Bárbara, San Alejo, San Judas Tadeo, San Benito, la medalla milagrosa y las siete potencias. Toda imagen que represente a Dios, Jesucristo, las advocaciones de la Virgen María

y los santos; los cuadros y figuras con motivos angelicales, la estrella de David, los salmos bíblicos, las estampitas de Vírgenes, Santos y Ángeles, los rosarios, los crucifijos, la cruz de Caravaca, los libros de oraciones, las novenas y las cadenas de oraciones. Comience a utilizar amuletos en día domingo, día dedicado a Dios.

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Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR Los talismanes desde épocas antiguas han sido considerados como artículos de gran valor místico que al ser utilizados de la manera correcta, pueden atraer buenas vibras, buena fortuna, buena salud, entusiasmo, alegría, serenidad, incremento de bienes materiales, suerte en el trabajo y buenas oportunidades a su usuario. Los amuletos por su parte son objetos que se pueden portar consigo para contrarrestar malas vibraciones, erradicar fuerzas negativas, protegerse de ataques psíquicos, hechizos y magia negra. También alejan a su usuario de peligros, problemas con la ley, accidentes y todo tipo de mala suerte.

Talismanes para el trabajo y el dinero

Entre los más efectivos se encuentran las pirámides, los diversos tipos de Budas, las figuras relacionadas al Sol, la Luna y las estrellas, la cruz egipcia, los objetos e imágenes relacionados a Júpiter, Zeus y Lord Ganesha; las estampas de San Martín Caballero, la figura de anubis, el ekeko y el pentagrama; los cristales de cuarzo, las piedras ágata, malaquita, ojo de tigre y ojo de gato; las figuras y artículos de jade, la herradura de caballo, las figuras de elefantes, los arbolitos de bambú, la cornucopia o cuerno de la abundancia, las matas de ruda, los espejos octagonales, las figuras decorativas del feng shui, la piedra imán, el ojo de Horus, el ojo visor, las ranitas de oro y plata, las figuras de dragones, las llaves antiguas, la figura del trébol de cuatro hojas, las campanas, las campanillas de viento, los tallos de los girasoles, los unicornios y las puntas de las flechas. Estos talismanes se utilizan de ma-

nera decorativa en el hogar, la oficina, los comercios y cualquier centro de trabajo. Para mayor efectividad deben limpiarse periódicamente, y deben comenzar a utilizarse en día jueves, día relacionado con Júpiter, el planeta del éxito y la buena fortuna.

Talismanes para el amor Lo más recomendado para contar con buena estrella en el amor son los cristales de cuarzo rosa, el rubí, el granate, la piedra rodocrosita, las velas color rosa, las figuras de corazones, las plantas y flores de lavanda, las peonías, las rosas, los claveles, los girasoles y cualquier objeto relacionado o que represente al planeta Venus, la diosa Afrodita, la diosa Isis, Oshún, Eros, Cupido y Nefertiti. Los cristales de cuarzo rosa y la rodocrosita deben colocarse en pares, se les debe limpiar con agua mineral, agua florida o

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Acompáñenos en una reunión pública comunitaria South County Power Connect Conozca más sobre el proyecto y exprese su opinión. La Compañía Pacific Gas and Electric ha organizado tres reuniones públicas acerca de South County Power Connect, un proyecto propuesto que incluye la construcción de una nueva subestación y dos nuevas líneas de transmisión en el sur del Condado de Santa Clara. El proyecto propuesto ayudará a garantizar la confiabilidad eléctrica en Morgan Hill, Gilroy y el sur del condado de Santa Clara. Miembros del equipo de South County Power Connect estarán en su comunidad para discutir los detalles del proyecto, responder preguntas y conocer su opinión.

Tres oportunidades para asistir: 22 de septiembre de 2015 4–6 p.m.

24 de septiembre de 2015 5–7:30 p.m.

28 de septiembre de 2015 4–6:30 p.m.

Casa Club del Museo Wings of History/Wings of History Museum Clubhouse 12777 Murphy Ave. San Martin, CA 95046

Edificio Recreativo del Parque de Veteranos Las Ánimas/Las Animas Veterans Park Recreation Building 400 Mantelli Dr. Gilroy, CA 95020

Centro Comunitario y Cultural Morgan Hill, Salón El Toro/Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center, El Toro Room 17000 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Encuentre más información en pge.com/southcountypc o llame al 1-888-743-0145. "PG&E" refers to Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. ©2015 Pacific Gas and Electric Company. All rights reserved.


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Spanish Translation and Interpreting Program EVERGREEN VALLEY COLLEGE

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Professor Claudia Schalesky at claudia.schalesky@evc.edu or Dr. Merryl Kravitz at merryl.kravitz@evc.edu Additional Information about the program, application forms, or financial aid, log on to: http://www.evc.edu/academics/departments/spanishtranslation-and-interpreting-program

Prepare for an exciting job translating and interpreting in the medical and legal fields. Orientation date:

Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Cedro Building, Room: C-101A

Entrance Test Days: Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 6:00 -9:00 pm Friday, November 13, 2015 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Cedro Building, Room: C-205 Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Evergreen Valley College - 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135 Language Arts Department (408) 223-6775

Warner Bros. Pictures is proud to announce that the animated action adventure “The Iron Giant” will be rereleased this fall, remastered and enhanced with two allnew scenes as “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition.” It will be released in theaters for a limited engagement through Fathom Events. “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” arrives to theaters for a special event screening on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:30PM local time, with an encore event in select markets on Sunday,

October 4 at 12:00PM local time. When “The Iron Giant” arrived in theaters, it was hailed as an “instant classic” (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal). “Imagine E.T. as a towering metal man, that’s the appeal of this enchanting animated feature” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times). And the world soon learned another “giant” had arrived as well: filmmaker Brad Bird, who made his stunning directorial debut with this film and has gone on to win two Oscars,

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as well as worldwide acclaim for his work on both animated and live-action features. Winner of nine Annie Awards, “The Iron Giant” is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious boy named Hogarth (voiced by Eli Marienthal) and a giant robot, voiced by a then little-known actor named Vin Diesel. The voice cast also included Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr. The film was produced by Allison Abbate and Des McAnuff from a screen story by Brad Bird and screenplay written by Tim Mc-

Canlies. Adapted from poet Ted Hughes’ book, The Iron Man, “The Iron Giant” was first released in the summer of 1999 by Warner Bros. Following the re-release of the film in theaters, a highdefinition version of “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” will be available to purchase from digital retailers in the fall of 2015. See the Special Event Screening on September 30 Encore to Follow on October 4

DEAR SOFIA: A ROYAL COLLECTION Llévalo a tu hogar en Disney DVD el 29 de septiembre Contiene cuatro apariciones de las princesas de Disney en “Sofia the First” –Mulan, Jasmine, Belle y Tiana– y un exclusivo conjunto de papeles de carta con diseños de Sofia para que los niños le escriban una carta a Sofia y reciban una respuesta por correo Únete a Sofia mientras recibe consejos de las princesas de Disney y emprende una audaz aventura junto a Mulan en el Reino de Wei Ling, se eleva por los cielos junto a Jasmine en un viaje en una alfombra mágica y descubre impor-

tantes lecciones sobre la amistad y los verdaderos regalos de la vida junto a Belle y Tiana. Repleto de diversión ilimitada, música y emociones –más dos episodios adicionales–, “Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection” es una celebración imperdible que resalta las cualidades que hacen a una princesa verdadera: la honestidad, la lealtad, la compasión y la gracia. “Dear Sofia: A Royal Collection” incluye 6 episodios cargados de aventuras, más un conjunto GRATUITO de papeles de carta con diseños de Sofia para que los niños le escriban una carta manuscrita a Sofia. Cada niño que envíe una carta recibirá una respuesta de Sofia por correo.


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Myriam Grajales-Hall University of California Entender las características de la población latina elegible para votar en California, será determinante para incrementar la participación electoral de este grupo, no solo en este estado, sino en el resto de la nación. Esto se aplica particularmente a los jóvenes, en edad de votar, que conforman una parte importante de este grupo de población. Lo anterior, es parte de las conclusiones de un reporte reciente (California’s Latino and Asian American Vote: Dramatic Underrepresentation in 2014 and Expected Impact in 2016) escrito por Mindy Romero, directora fundadora del Proyecto de Participación Cívica de California de la Universidad de California en Davis. “Si enfocamos nuestros esfuerzos en los jóvenes latinos y asiático-americanos que cuentan con pocas oportunidades educativas y hacemos que sus perspectivas sean parte del sistema electoral, ello tiene el potencial de tener un impacto significativo en el cambio de políticas y mejorar las tasas de participación electoral de estos grupos”, señala Romero. La experta agrega que los latinos y asiático-americanos comparten algunas de las mismas barreras a la hora de votar, como el hecho de que ambos grupos se enfrentan a una desventaja desproporcionada ante las estructuras de “nuestro sistema electoral”, que van desde los requisitos para inscribirse en el padrón electoral, hasta el acceso a información en su propio idioma.

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De acuerdo con la Encuesta Post Electoral del 2012 entre votantes asiático-americanos e isleños del Pacífico, la participación de los votantes de estos grupos con cierta dificultad en el inglés fue 9 por ciento más baja durante estos comicios. En el caso de los latinos que hablan poco inglés, se ha demostrado que el tener acceso a balotas en su idioma y asistencia en español a la hora de votar ha incrementado su participación en las urnas e influido en el resultado de las elecciones.

“Es crítico que los partidos y candidatos busquen nuevas formas de llegar a los latinos y asiático-americanos no afiliados a partidos cuya falta de conexión partidista y la ausencia de una movilización (para atraer su voto) se unen a otras barreras que les impiden votar”, señala Romero, quien hace notar que muchos de los latinos y asiático-americanos pertenecen a grupos demográficos con menor inclinación a votar, como los jóvenes, sectores de bajos ingresos y poca educación o con menor conocimiento del inglés.

“Por lo general, tanto latinos como asiático-americanos son movilizados en menor escala y reciben menos esfuerzos de alcance comunitario que los blancos no latinos, especialmente durante las elecciones de mitad de mandato, lo cual tiene un gran impacto en las tasas de participación”, escribe Romero, agregando que un ejemplo de ello fueron las elecciones del 2014.

Según una investigación del Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement de la Universidad Tufts (CIRCLE, por sus siglas en inglés), los jóvenes de color y de bajo nivel económico tienden a votar en menor número que los miembros de su mismo grupo de mayor edad e ingresos.

“Cuando se contacta a los latinos y se les alienta a votar, sus posibilidades de participar son mayores”, explica Romero. “Por ejemplo, experimentos que se han hecho en torno a campañas para sacar el voto han revelado que los esfuerzos de movilización correctamente conducidos de puerta a puerta o mediante llamadas telefónicas han tenido éxito entre los votantes latinos”. Pero la experta de la UC advierte que el creciente número de votantes latinos y asiático-americanos de California que deciden no afiliarse a ninguno de los partidos políticos podría afectar adversamente la participación de estos grupos en futuras elecciones.

Para el 2040 el estado incrementará en 7.5 millones su número de residentes elegibles para votar, de los cuales 7.2 millones pertenecerán a las minorías; por ello, Romero recomienda a las instituciones políticas que “creen estrategias nuevas y más agresivas para alcanzar al segmento de votantes no blanco”. “Estas nuevas estrategias deben tomar en cuenta las diferentes barreras que experimentan los latinos y asiáticoamericanos al votar en el estado”, dice Romero. “Si los nuevos votantes potenciales no son movilizados para que acudan a las urnas, entonces el electorado estatal será menos representativo y las tazas generales de votación se reducirán aún más”.


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