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RACIAL PROFILING IS ALIVE AND WELL Trump's installation as President. I doubt that Mr. Trump, his cabinet and administration knows about the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which was agreed to by both Mexico and America (1848). California was ceded to U.S.A. by Mexico when the Mexican-American war ended with this treaty.

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The Mexican-American community in the USA is a marginalized community who have been residents of the Southwest, which includes California, for 450 years and which merits acceptance because of its historical diversity. Most are not immigrants though many Anglos from America's Atlantic seaboard treat this Mexican-American cohort as if they should not live here.

Since that event, Mexican-Americans have been marginalized by racial profiling which was used to advantage by Anglos migrating to California. A good example is the surge of these American Immigrants motivated by the discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento (1846).

We have a lot of work to do to reconcile the discrimination composed of bias, bigotry, hatred, prejudice, racial profiling, etc. which are all involved in this xenophobia (defined as the fear of those who do not belong to your insider grouping).

Mexican-A mericans have supported and fought in every conf lict involving American national interests. Many are not aware that during WW II, Mexican-American soldiers were awarded the largest number (60) of U.S. Congressional Medals of Honor.

Racial Profiling is of special interest because it has been officially used by law enforcement agencies to facilitate the criminalization or harassment of targeted communities using national and/or genetic traits. While declared illegal by courts, that marginalization process continues to be applied to those who look like Latinos, Blacks, Asians, etc. Much of this stirred up disdain is related to the reference language used by candidate Trump during his campaign rallies which continues since being elected. White supremacists have come out of society's shadows since

Today (2017) racial profiling continues to be practiced as the following incident which my grandson recently experienced: Roberto Diego, a citizen by birthrights, a graduate of public schools including UC Santa Cruz (B.Sc., Molecular Biology & Biochemistry) is a tenured science teacher at Oceanic High School, Pacifica, CA. Recently, Roberto and 3 Anglo friends were surfing on a public beach. A San Mateo Sheriff stopped Roberto to question his legal status. Someone had

phoned the San Mateo Sheriff's Office to report a ‘Mexican youth’ was harassing 3 Anglo youths when these four friends were ‘just having fun, surfing and kidding each other’. The individual who reported Roberto Diego as a Mexican undocumented immigrant was the culprit who ruined the day for Roberto and his 3 buddies. We have a long way to go to get to a society wherein we have learned to live and let live while accepting our diversity in human genetic traits, cultures, languages used, and practices of accepted social relationship skills which convey respect, dignity and belonging here'. As the family patriarch, I had ‘the talk’ with Roberto. I advised him that next time, immediately say the following any law enforcement officer who stops him: ‘Officer, please tell me what this is about. I am a tenured science teacher, Oceanic High School, Pacifica, CA and a citizen by birthright. Now please tell me why you have stopped me to interrogate me?’ Then, maybe that officer will experience an individual who looks Mexican who is really a U.S. citizen in good standing. Needless to say, Roberto became angry; his three friends became embarrassed; nobody knows exactly how to deal with this ‘false witness’ allegation made by whoever reported to officials their personal racial profiling as a false testimony. Anger management was a topic we discussed. I blame Trump for this sort of ‘LOW ROAD’ behavior which

surfaced more often after he began using all that pejorative rhetoric during the 2016 election campaign process and since installed as President. It's no surprise to see the KKK, neoNazis, and other radical oriented hate groups go public recently. These groups presume they have a champion in the Oval Office. When is this nation going to allow all types of persons to be accepted as AMERICANS. SINCE WHEN IS THE IDEAL ANGLO SAXON IMIAGE become the only accepted AMERICAN image? When will the influential Anglo powers accept the fact that its progeny is not destined to be the White Leadership of the rest of us who are persons of color?

each cohort seeks to be in control; dominant with unquestioned authority...all of which leads to the many conflicts (wars) which humankind has been experiencing throughout recorded history.

The U.S. Constitution states our American ideals quite explicitly. One person: one vote; equal justice under the law; Due process prior to being deemed guilty as charged'; the right to a jury composed of peers; the right to access opportunity based upon ability and merit rather than who you know. Obviously, all these are platitudes which have not been internalized by those White supremacists who believe their progeny has innate superiority (MANIFEST DESTINY BELIEF). Who defines that ‘superiority’?

With developed capacities for evidence based reasoned insights which enable understanding of the laws of nature...especially the basic experience which is that if humankind is to be successful, we all must follow the golden rule: Do unto others what you would have them do unto you. That is not happening today because the focus is upon WINNING and PROFITEERING. RACIAL PROFILING is just one of the several tools used to marginalize those who we insiders do not want here'.

One thought strikes me at this time: GOD created humankind in his/her image. Until more of us begins to live comfortably with the obvious diversity of humankind, there will be no peace; no tranquility; no security. The outcome is a world wherein

In this age of enhanced communication, I would hope that it is still possible to negotiate our way towards the world peace which we all crave. War, by its very nature, is very wasteful of many resources which are used by peaceful communities to establish and maintain a sustainable economy with distribution of wealth; housing; freedom of thought; access to opportunity; ascendency based upon demonstrated merit and public service.

When will this community begin to insist that the natural resources of this world are meant to be shared...there is enough for all of us and none of us needs to be excluded because of the many pejorative fears and xenophobic attitudes...especially racial profiling.

DREAMERS: EN SUS PROPIAS PALABRAS Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Por si alguien tuviera duda de la calidad moral de los “dreamers” y sus familias, o sobre la fortaleza de su carácter y de sus convicciones personales, basta escuchar de sus propias palabras la manera en que respondieron a la decisión del presidente Trump de decretar el principio del fin de Programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) una semana antes del 16 aniversario de los ataques terroristas del 9/11. “Siento mucha de rabia de ver como una persona está truncando el futuro, la vida y les está rompiendo los sueños a 800,000 jóvenes, incluyendo mi hija. Nuestro trabajo como comunidad es presionar a nuestras gentes elegidas, congresistas, senadores, a que tomen un papel y que no estén jugando a la

política… es tiempo de que tomen esa responsabilidad… La vida de las personas no se negocia”. Jeannete Vizguerra, quien permaneció refugiada en una iglesia de Denver y madre de una “dreamer”. “El movimiento de los dreamers acaba de resucitar. Vamos a tratar de conseguir no sólo a los dreamers, a los inmigrantes, pero también ocupamos el apoyo de nuestros aliados y esos aliados han demostrado mucha compasión y mucho apoyo con nosotros. Esperamos que el momento en que nos encontramos ahorita es el momento preciso para empujar una legislación permanente. Estamos listos para luchar. Humberto, llegó a Estados Unidos a los 6 años y es dreamer desde 2012. Se graduó en negocios internacionales y es director de programas de la Arkansas United Community Coalition.

“Tenemos que seguir luchando y no quedarnos conformes, porque tenemos que pelear, no solamente por DACA sino por una solución ya permanente para nuestras familias. Me gustaría que e público aprendiera de nuestras historias y que no se deje llevar por algunos medios que nos categorizan como criminales… los dreamers y los inmigrantes somos gente luchadora. Isaac, 28 años, llegó a Estados Unidos a los 13 años y es dreamer desde 2012. Estudiante de ingeniería en computación en CUNY (Nueva York). “Vamos a dar la batalla. Estamos listos para que Donald Trump sepa que se ha metido con el pueblo equivocado que los indocumentados de este país están listos para sobrevivir, para luchar y para ver el día en que vamos a ganar. Queremos ver una ley que no traiga más agentes a nuestras comunidades y estamos listos para que Donald Trump

no de eso. No queremos nada más. Vamos a crecer y vamos a ganar un Dream Act”. Greisa Martínez Rosas, directora de abogacía de la organización nacional de “dreamers” United We Dream. Fue un honor para mí conversar con estos “dreamers” y sus familias poco después del anuncio de la terminación de DACA. Claramente están convencidos que la razón está de su lado, pero no se quedarán de brazos cruzados a esperar el desenlace optimista que denotan sus palabras. Saben que lo que viene es una lucha existencial por su futuro, el de sus familias y por la preservación de los valores históricos de este país hacia los perseguidos y los vulnerables. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR! FIESTAS PATRIAS EL GRITO FESTIVAL 2017 San Jose's premier Mexican Independence Day Celebration Saturday, September 16, 2017 / 12:30 pm - 10:00 Discovery Meadow/Guadalupe River Park, Woz Way and San Carlos Street Downtown San Jose, CA

DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Friday September 15, 2017 / 10am San Pedro Square 87 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA Free

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Friday September 15, 2017 / 8pm Tabard Theatre Co 29 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $18 - $45

BOOST YOUR BUSINESS WITH FACEBOOK Tuesday October 3, 2017 / 9:30am Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock San Jose, CA

SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN ST. JAMES PARK Friday September 15, 2017 / 12pm St James Park N 2nd St San jose, CA Free

HERSTORY Saturday September 23, 2017 / 3pm Cupertino Library Main Floor Lobby 10800 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA

STARTING A BUSINESS IN SILICON VALLEY Thursday October 12, 2017 / 10am Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock San Jose, CA

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Friday September 15, 2017 / 6pm St James Park N 2nd St San Jose, CA Free

FREE CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP Saturday September 23, 2017 / times vary San Jose Convention Center – Executive Ballroom 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA

LATIN EMPOWERMENT DAY Friday October 13, 2017 / 8:30am The Westin San Jose 302 S Market St San Jose, CA

FOUNTAIN ALLEY FRIDAYS Friday September 15, 2017 / 6pm Fountain Alley San Jose, CA Free

DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS IN 2017 Thursday September 28, 2017 / 5pm Alum Rock Library 3090 Alum Rock Ave San Jose, CA

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EDUCATION

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 1. Building a budget—A monthly budget helps allot money for fixed expenses like mortgage payments as well as how to plan for expenses that may vary from month to month, such as groceries. Also knowing how much to dedicate each month for long-term savings is helpful. Having this information can set the stage for making wise spending choices.

FIVE EVERYDAY REASONS YOU NEED TO KNOW MATH

2. Renting vs. buying a home—There is no one-size-fits-all answer on whether to purchase a home or rent. Research the real estate market in the area where you want to live. Determine the mortgage or rent payment and the impact both options have on your lifestyle and short- and longterm financial goals. Review your budget to understand the financial implications of each choice.

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Many people may shy away from the subject of math, but it is important to understand math as it plays an instrumental role in making good financial decisions. A new University of Phoenix® survey found that 28 percent of respondents reported they were not confident that their current math skills are strong enough to succeed in planning for retirement and 24 percent stated they are not confident in their skills to succeed in understanding tuition assistance and save or pay for college. Additionally, 35 percent are not confident that their math skills were solid enough to start a business. Susan Hadley, Ph.D., program dean for

general education at University of Phoenix, says that people could be taking a financial hit as a result of not understanding basic math and the role it plays in financial decision making. “Having a foundational knowledge of math helps people make informed purchases for major investments and expenses as well as everyday spending and saving decisions,” Dr. Hadley said. “Being comfortable with math is necessary and deeply relevant to our personal and professional lives. As a result, we’ve gone to great lengths to incorporate math into our undergraduate programs as it relates to everyday financial decisions.”  Dr. Hadley provides financial tips for areas where math skills are important: 

3. Buying a car—People often assume that a vehicle is an investment. However, vehicles quickly depreciate. Be mindful of how much you are able to spend, financing options and, if you decide to take a loan to make the purchase, what you will pay in interest over the life of the loan. 4. Saving for college tuition—Start planning early if you intend to send your child to college and will assume responsibility for the cost or if you’re planning on going back to school yourself. Knowing the tuition

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SEPTEMBER 15 - 21, 2017 breakdown per semester, costs for materials and living expenses will help you factor them into your monthly budget and savings goals. Searching for scholarship and grant opportunities and researching student loan options will help with making sure you don’t overleverage and can repay those loans in full and on time. 5. Planning for retirement—Review your budget regularly and determine what percentage of each paycheck you can contribute to a 401(k) or individual retirement account (IRA) to save for retirement. When determining the best strategy for building your retirement savings, consult a financial adviser.  It’s Never Too Late  Whether for business decisions or everyday life, it’s never too late to learn new things or refresh what you’ve already learned. Consider taking a course that reviews mathematical concepts, economics, accounting and finance applications for everyday life. Being comfortable with math will help you determine how you can better allocate your money to make it work for you while making better-informed decisions. The better you understand numbers, the better able you’ll be to plan for your financial future. 

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ENCUENTRE AYUDA LEGAL CONFIABLE PARA LOS CASOS DE DACA Y EVITE A LOS ESTAFADORES gubernamentales. Los formularios gubernamentales son gratuitos, aunque es posible que tenga que pagar al enviarlos.

asociaciones de abogados locales que le pueden asesorar legalmente (americanbar. org/directories/bar-associations.html)

• Sea cuidadoso con las búsquedas por internet. Algunos estafadores establecen sitios web falsos que se parecen a los sitios web gubernamentales. Verifique que la dirección de la página web termine en .gov.

°° Encuentre Ayuda Legal, que le conecta a abogados que de bajo costo o gratuitos (americanbar.org/groups/legal_services/ flh-home.html).

• No le entregue sus documentos originales a nadie (acta de nacimiento, pasaporte, etc.) Los estafadores trataran de cobrarle para recuperarlos. • Nunca firme un formulario incompleto, en blanco, o que no entienda. • Guarde copias de los formularios que envíe y las cartas que reciba de inmigración. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

A Better Business Bureau (BBB) le preocupa la posibilidad de que los estafadores aprovechen la confusión sobre las últimas noticias de DACA (Acción Diferida para los Llegados de la Infancia). Aunque BBB no ofrece asesoría legal, aconsejamos buscar asistencia legal competente en vez de responder a peticiones no solicitadas y así evitar estafas relacionadas con DACA e inmigración.

Evite las estafas de inmigración con estos consejos de BBB: • Tenga cuidado con ofertas no solicitadas de servicios legales por medio de correo electrónico, mensaje en las redes sociales, llamada telefónica, u otra táctica de venta, especialmente si usan tácticas de miedo para asustarle a que actúe inmediatamente. • No comparta su información personal por teléfono o por correo electrónico. •

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• No envíe dinero o “money order” a personas que no conoce. Una vez que se envía, el dinero no se puede recuperar. Las agencias gubernamentales suelen pedir fondos por cheque o giro postal, o mediante un sitio web gubernamental (.gov) donde se procesa la transacción de forma segura. Recursos Sugeridos (esta lista está actualizada en go.bbb.org/DACA): • La Asociación Americana de la Barra (American Bar Association), una empresa acreditada por BBB que ofrece dos servicios que pueden ser útiles:

• El Departamento de Justicia de EE.UU. mantiene una lista de proveedores que ofrecen asistencia legal gratuita, organizada por ubicación en un mapa interactivo (justice.gov/ eoir/list-pro-bono-legal-service-providers). • Probono.net, una organización benéfica acreditada por BBB que ofrece ayuda legal gratuita y recursos de inmigración (probono. net). • La Corporación de Servicios Legales (The Legal Services Corporation) es una organización sin fines de lucro independiente establecida por el Congreso para dar apoyo financiero a estadounidenses de bajos ingresos que buscan asistencia legal. Su servicio LawHelp (lawhelp.org) tiene mucha información y un servicio de referencia para los consumidores. Su sitio web también está disponible en español (espanol.lawhelp.org).

Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en goldengate.bbb.org.

°° Una base de datos donde puede buscar

FIND LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR DACA, BUT WATCH OUT FOR FRAUDSTERS • Be cautious when researching immigration information online. Some scammers set up websites that look like government websites. Look for a .gov domain. • Don’t let anyone keep your original documents (birth certificate, passport, etc.). Scammers may charge you to get them back.  • Never sign a document you don’t understand, or sign any form that has not been completely filled out.  • Keep a copy of every form you submit, as well as every letter you receive from a government agency. 

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau is concerned about fraudsters taking advantage of confusion over the latest news on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). While BBB cannot provide legal advice on any matters, we urge consumers to avoid potential DACA and other immigration scams by pro-actively seeking competent legal assistance rather than responding to unsolicited appeals.

BBB urges consumers to: • Be wary of email, social media messages, phone calls, or other unsolicited sales pitches for legal services, especially if they use scare tactics to frighten you into action. • Don’t provide confidential information over the phone or via email.  • Never pay for blank government forms. Government forms are free, although you may have to pay a fee when you submit them. 

• Don’t wire money to anyone you don’t know. Once you send it, you cannot get it back. Government agencies usually ask for funds by check or money order, or by a secure transaction on a government (.gov) website. Suggested Resources (an updated list can be found at go.bbb.org/DACA) • The American Bar Association, a BBB Accredited Business, offers two services that may be useful: °° A searchable database of local bar associations, which can be great sources

of information about competent legal advice (americanbar.org/directories/ bar-associations.html). °° Find Legal Help, which offers ways to connect with free or affordable lawyers (a m e r i c a n b a r. o r g /g r o u p s/ l e g a l _ services/f lh-home.html). • The U.S. Department of Justice maintains a list of pro bono legal aid providers, organized by geography on a clickable map (justice.gov/eoir/list-probono-legal-service-providers). • Probono.net, a BBB Accredited Charity, is a pro bono (free) legal organization, and has immigration resources available (probono.net). • The Legal Services Corporation is an independent nonprofit established by Congress to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. Its LawHelp (lawhelp.ord) service has loads of information and a consumer referral service. The entire website is also available in Spanish (espanol.lawhelp.org).

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CA HEALTH CENTERS ASSIST HURRICANE CA PATIENTS, WORKERS PUSH BILL TO REFORM DIALYSIS TREATMENT VICTIMS DESPITE THREAT TO FUNDING

Suzanne Potter California News Service BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - California community health centers are sending teams and equipment to aid hurricane victims, even though the centers are staring down a funding cliff - at risk of losing 70 percent of their federal funding unless Congress takes action by the end of the month. Clinica Sierra Vista in Bakersfield, for example, sent two 44-foot mobile RV units to Houston last week. CEO Steven Schilling says they wanted to help the centers in the Lone Star state tend to the medical and dental needs of Harvey survivors. "Many of those health centers were damaged so severely that they couldn't be used," he says. "Some were inaccessible. The Texas staff are taking our mobile units into the neighborhoods where their patients are and where their health centers are unusable."

The hurricanes are depleting resources across Texas and Florida just weeks before billions of dollars in federal funding for community health centers expires on September 30. Community health centers serve 27 million Americans every year, regardless of ability to pay. Dan Hawkins, senior vice president for public policy and research at the National Association of Community Health Centers, says if Congress fails to approve the funding on time, the system would be thrown into chaos. "They would expect to close at least 2,800 of the 10,000 healthcenter sites, more than 50,000 staff, and that includes clinicians, to be furloughed and 9 million patients to be denied care if this cliff is not fixed," he laments. Funding for the health centers is part of President Trump's proposed budget - but it is unclear whether Congress will address this issue before current funds run out.

Mobile health units from California are serving 50 to 80 hurricane survivors per day in Texas this week. Photo Credit: Clinica Sierra Vista

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Suzanne Potter California News Service LOS ANGELES - Dialysis centers up and down the state are drawing protests this week from patients and health-care workers who support a bill to require clinics to improve patient care. Senate Bill 349 would mandate higher staffing levels and annual state inspections of dialysis clinics. Sean Wherley, the spokesperson for the union that represents some dialysis workers, says the bill would also enforce a 45-minute transition period between patients, so they can wait for their blood pressure to return to normal and the staff has time to properly disinfect the equipment. "Right now, there is no set transition time between patients - so, they may have as little as 15 minutes, even though the three- to four-hour process can leave them exhausted and at risk of infection, or fainting," he explains. About 66,000 Californians rely on dialysis to stay alive, a process that cycles blood

out of the body, filters and returns it, three times a week. Davita and Fresenius, the two largest dialysis corporations, contend the regulations are unnecessary and will lead to fewer available appointments and higher costs for Medicare and Medi-Cal. Wherley notes that together, the two companies made almost $4 billion in the U.S. last year. Protesters rallied in Sacramento and L.A. on Thursday, and in Moreno Valley and Oakland on Wednesday. Wherley believes that dialysis clinics should have minimum staffing levels, just as hospitals do for registered nurses. "We've heard numerous stories from patients who have fainted; there weren't staff nearby to help them," he adds. "Needing to use the restroom during treatment and yet, no staff could come over to unhook them, and they soiled themselves. And it leaves everyone vulnerable, both workers and patients." Senate Bill 349 has already passed the State Senate and should be taken up by the State Assembly by next Friday, which is the deadline for any bills to pass before lawmakers adjourn for the session.

Workers in Moreno Valley rallied Wednesday in favor of a bill that would mandate minimum staffing levels at dialysis clinics. Photo Credit: SEIU

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Football season is back, and that means it’s time to stock up on all the tailgating essentials. Nailing the food lineup is key because few things can ruin a good game like getting “hangry” before kickoff. This year, kick your game up a notch with simple tailgating recipes that bring the perfect blend of flavor and heat. These easy recipes will get you enjoying the festivities in no time, whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or homegating on your couch. No matter which team you and your friends are rooting for, there’s one thing that all football fans can agree on: wings are the MVPs of game day. Wings have been holding the line ever since 1964, when Frank’s RedHot was the key ingredient in the firstever Buffalo wings. After all these years, there’s a reason wings keep their defending champ status: they’re

easy to make and a surefire way to deliver that classic Buffalo flavor. Just bake the wings for half an hour to get that crispy coating, toss with your two-ingredient buffalo sauce and you’re all set. Serve them up with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks and you’ll be on your way to the ultimate tailgate. In order to make sure you’ve got the win locked in, have more than one play in your back pocket. Turn to another tried-and-true, one-pot classic: chili. Don’t overthink it – all you need to do is brown some ground beef, add some onion then crushed tomatoes, beans, hot sauce and seasoning. All you need is 15 minutes to build flavor and you’re good to go. Even easier, let your slow cooker do the work. Finish it off with shredded cheese, scallions, sour cream and more hot sauce, and you’ll have the hearty chili you need to keep the tailgate going strong. Enjoy your chili on its own or spoon it on top of hot dogs, nachos and whatever else you have on your plate.

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BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS • 2 1/2 pounds chicken wing pieces • 1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce • 1/3 cup butter, melted  • blue cheese dressing • celery sticks

puree • 1 can (15-19 ounces) kidney beans, undrained • 1/4 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce • 2 packages (1 1/4 ounces) chili seasoning mix • shredded cheddar cheese (optional)

Heat oven to 450 F.

• scallions (optional)

In foil-lined pan, bake wings 30 minutes until crispy, turning once.

• sour cream (optional)

In bowl, combine sauce and butter.

In large, nonstick pot, cook beef until browned.

Toss wings in sauce to coat completely. Serve with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks. CHILI • 2 pounds ground beef • 1 large onion, chopped • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in

Add onion; cook 3 minutes. Drain. Stir in tomatoes, beans, sauce and seasoning mix. Heat to boiling. Stir often. Simmer, partially covered, 15 minutes, or until flavors are blended. Stir often. Garnish, as desired, with shredded cheddar cheese, scallions and sour cream.

6 SIMPLE STEPS TO AVOID DISTRACTED DRIVING phone use, both with handsets and hands-free, the National Safety Council reports. Considering many states and countries don't yet compile and report data on cellphone use following a crash, this number is likely much higher. Distracted driving isn't just an issue for young adults. High technology use means this is a problem across generations. For professionals in particular, the expectation to stay productive and reachable means a constant temptation to use cellphones when driving.

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Mobile phones have become an essential part of life for most people, helping them stay connected and increase productivity. However, this technology can also be a distraction when driving, which puts everyone on the road at risk. More than one-quarter of all car crashes involve

Recognizing the ethical and liability issues that arise when employees drive while distracted, employers across the country have begun implementing distracted-driving policies. Typically, these policies prohibit employees from using mobile phones while driving on company time. In January 2017, the NSC reported that Cargill was the largest privately held company to prohibit the use of mobile devices, including hands-free technology, while an employee is driving on behalf of the company. Cargill's Chairman and CEO David MacLennan just marked the one-year anniversary of following

the policy. "I had to try the policy myself first," says MacLennan. "Once I knew what it would take to go completely cellphone free in my car, I could then make it work for our entire company." Based on his experience, MacLennan offers these six simple steps for anyone looking to eliminate distracted driving yet stay productive and responsive to your job. 1. Auto response Use a free automated response app to let callers know that you’re driving and can’t take the call. You can personalize the response so incoming calls or texts receive a text message saying you're on the road. 2. DND If you’re driving a vehicle outfitted with communication technology, use its “do not disturb” feature to unplug from calls and texts while behind the wheel. 3. Block drive times Just as you schedule meetings, use shared

calendars to block times you’ll be driving. This alerts anyone else connected to your calendar when you’ll be out of touch. 4. Out of sight, out of mind A study by AT&T found that 62 percent of drivers keep their phones within reach in the car. Put yours where you can’t see or reach it, such as in the back seat. 5. Pull over If you must take a call while on the road, let it go to voicemail and pull over in a safe location to return the call. Plan pull-over "cellphone stops" along your route if needed. 6. Avoid all distractions Cellphones aren't the only cause of distracted driving. Eating, grooming and reading are activities people try to tackle while driving. Be smart and simply stay focused on the road. Driving safely should be everyone's top concern when behind the wheel. These simple steps can make it easier to resist the temptation to pick up the phone or do another activity that can wait until you've arrived, safely, at your destination.


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The cry for “Union Rights” was heard far and wide on Labor Day 2017 as union members and workers across the country declared it a National Day of Action saying “No” to a rigged economy and a resounding “Yes” to worker’s rights. For more than a century the holiday has served as a tribute to the contributions workers have made towards the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. This time workers from Bakersfield to Watsonville and from Fresno to San Jose took a stand to defend their rights to unionize and fight for a better future. In San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, nearly 500 people marched and rallied in support of the right to join together in a union, all under the common theme of “Silicon Valley Needs Unions.” The day of action began with a strike and protest at McDonalds in solidarity with the Fight For $15 movement as SEIU Local 521 Chief Elected Officer Riko Mendez proclaimed, “Silicon Valley has experienced strong economic growth for the past five years, yet workers in the service industry and child care sector who are the backbone of our tech economy have not seen any of these economic gains and have been left behind.”

Community Child Care Council of Santa Clara, Inc. (4Cs) protestors castigated the agency’s management for their lack of transparency and suspected mismanagement. “We decided to organize because of retaliation against workers,” said Mario Del Castillo, a former case manager and union negotiator who was fired last month. Child care providers joined in support. San Jose Family Child Care Provider Lorena Wright explained, “the cost of living in Silicon Valley continues to skyrocket while providers like me are barely making it by. We care for other people’s children, but struggle to afford healthcare, retirement or provide the basic necessities for our children.” Jessica Vollmer from Working Partnerships USA and Silicon Valley Rising said “unions are needed so that we can lift up all invisible workers that support this high-tech economy.” The day of protest and rallies concluded with a barbecue at SEIU 521 headquarters where the cry was heard again, Silicon Valley Needs Unions!

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COUNTY PLACES TEMPORARY BAN ON COMMERCIAL MAYOR SAM LICCARDO ANNOUNCES WINNER OF FIRST “UNLEASH YOUR GEEK” CONTEST CANNABIS-RELATED BUSINESSES AND CULTIVATION WINNING CONCEPT IS A DRONE TO CLEAN GRAFFITI Medical Marijuana Ordinance amended to allow for limited QUICKER AND AT LOWER COST nonmedical, indoor cannabis cultivation of Supervisors adopted the ordinance that regulates the cultivation of medical cannabis by patients and caregivers.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.— The County of Santa Clara is banning commercial, nonmedical cannabis-related businesses and commercial cannabis cultivation in unincorporated Santa Clara County, effective for 45 days. The prohibition may be extended for up to two years. On Tuesday, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors passed a temporary moratorium (Ordinance No. NS-300.914) on commercial cannabis businesses, and at the same time, amended the Patient and Caregiver Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance (Ordinance No. NS300.884) to permit limited indoor personal, nonmedical cannabis cultivation, pursuant to the passage of Prop. 64 “A temporary moratorium will provide more time to help address health, safety and environmental concerns surrounding cannabis businesses,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman. “But equally important is the need to increase funding for the Sheriff ’s Office to combat illegal grow operations, especially in the Santa Cruz Mountains.” The moratorium item will return to the Board of Supervisors for discussion at its Oct. 17 meeting. The administration will report back on resources needed for illegal grow eradication, suggestions for enforcement of existing laws for illegal cultivation and the County’s opportunity to comment on the State’s emergency rule making powers. “It’s clear that illegal cannabis cultivation is widespread in the rural hillsides of Santa Clara County,” said Supervisor Ken Yeager.  “As the state finishes its regulations, we need to respect the voters’ wishes and develop a regulatory framework for this industry because the status quo is just not acceptable.”  The County started implementing cannabis regulations three years ago. In 2014, the County banned cannabis dispensaries and commercial cultivation operations in the unincorporated areas. In 2015, the Board

With the passage of Proposition 64 (the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act, AUMA) which changes the legal status of nonmedical cannabis in California, the County is updating its Cultivation Ordinance that regulates medical and personal cultivation. Until the passage of AUMA, indoor and outdoor nonmedical cannabis cultivation was prohibited. The County will continue to prohibit outdoor nonmedical cannabis cultivation; however, indoor personal cultivation is now permitted, with regulations, under the Medicinal and Personal Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance (Ordinance No. NS-300.913). Effective immediately, residents in the unincorporated area will be permitted to: • Grow cannabis indoors, for nonmedical purposes: no more than six plants, subject to reasonable regulations.  The six plants must be grown within a single space no larger than 50 square feet in a single room or in a fully-enclosed and secure accessory structure. • Grow cannabis indoors, for medical purposes: a single layer of plants in a space no larger than 50 square feet, in a single room or in a fully-enclosed and secure accessory structure, subject to reasonable regulations. • Grow outdoors, for medical purposes: up to twelve plants, subject to reasonable regulations. In addition to plant and space limitations: • Cultivators must comply with existing County building safety standards; • Total wattage of grow lights or other electrical equipment must not exceed 1,200 watts per circuit; and • Grow lights should be listed and labeled for residential use only. “The temporary cannabis moratorium gives the County time to monitor the effects of the new cannabis industry in California, as well as make our position clear to State authorities who may be receiving license applications from prospective businesses in the unincorporated areas,” said Sylvia Gallegos, Deputy County Executive. “Our message to current and prospective growers is that the cannabis cultivation in the unincorporated areas continues to be illegal.”    The temporary moratorium will be effective immediately.

San José, Calif. – Mayor Sam Liccardo announced on Wednesday September 13th that Christopher Farmer and Candace Marbury of GRAD are the winners of the “Unleash Your Geek” contest – a competition launched last year that challenged Bay Area students, innovators, and organizations develop a device that could make removing graffiti on highways quicker and cheaper than the current $60,000/clean-up cost. The winning team modified a drone to create a device that sprays paint to clean graffiti from hard-to-reach places such as highway overpasses. “This contest proves that we have the most innovative community on the planet,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo. “Chris and Candace rose to the top from a field of 140 submissions because their idea was focused, clearly addressed the problem, proved that their technology works, and built a vision for an industry-deployable product.” Chris and Candace are downtown San Jose residents who have an interest in design and innovation. Chris Farmer has a degree in Business Management and over 6 years of professional experience in global sourcing.  Candace Marbury has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and over 9 years of professional experience in hardware design.  Together, they combined their talents into design and consultancy ventures over the past 3 years.  Because of his experience through the Unleash Your Geek competition, Chris has taken it a step further and become an FAA certified UAV pilot.  Mayor Liccardo launched the “Unleash Your Geek” initiative in May 2016 on the belief that by harnessing the intellectual power of the community, City Hall could create innovative ways to deliver better service to its residents. “With the Unleash Your Geek competition, the City of San Jose has found a way to create private businesses,” said Chris Farmer, co-founder of GRAD, the winning team, “As entrepreneurs, half the battle is finding someone who will use your idea. The City of San Jose has stepped up and said we will be the testing ground if you can bring the right idea.  This has empowered us to launch our own company, innovate a stagnant industry, and

improve the community we live in.” While the team’s first prototype has successfully demonstrated proof-of-concept, the team is already iterating on a second version that will allow paint to be sprayed with greater force and accuracy. “The Unleash Your Geek Challenge is a shining example of how technology and the spirit of Silicon Valley can be leveraged to build a tool that creates real public benefit,” said Bijan Sartipi, Caltrans District Director. “This new tool could potentially increase the safety of motorists and Caltrans workers by decreasing the presence of Caltrans workers in traffic to remove graffiti on the state highway system.  We look forward to working with the winner to help build on their technology to work towards a model that could potentially be deployed across the state.”   The Mayor’s Unleash Your Geek initiative was done in partnership with CalTrans, Microsoft, Prospect Silicon Valley, and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. “Unleash Your Geek is part of an incredible wave of civic innovation in San José, and it’s especially exciting to see residents of Silicon Valley using their tech skills to help the community reach its full potential. Microsoft proudly joins this crosssector group of collaborators — including Mayor Liccardo’s office, Prospect Silicon Valley, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and individual innovators — in celebrating San José and Unleash Your Geek,” said Jessica Weare, philanthropy and civic engagement manager, Microsoft. “The ‘Unleash Your Geek’ project demonstrates the best of Silicon Valley – it harnesses our creative spirit to solve our region’s challenging problems. I hope the City of San Jose’s program will become a model for other cities and partnerships. It is an honor to partner with the city in this program.” – Gina Dalma, vice president of government relations, Silicon Valley Community Foundation. “Their innovation is an impressive accomplishment and represents a great success for the first Unleash Your Geek contest. We are proud to support this kind of smart city innovation,” said Ruth Cox, CEO of Prospect SV.


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EXPERT TIPS ON PROTECTING YOUR CREDIT AFTER MASSIVE EQUIFAX BREACH Suzanne Potter Public News Service Many consumers may be wondering what to do after credit reporting agency Equifax admitted that hackers stole personal information belonging to 143 million Americans. Experts say you can take action to protect yourself. First, you can check the website EquifaxSecurity2017.com to see if your data was compromised. Second, you can get a free credit report at AnnualCreditReport.com. Chuck Harwood, regional director of the Northwest regional office of the Federal Trade Commission, said you also can put a "fraud alert" on your credit report. "Now you can do that even if you're not sure you've been the victim of identity theft, but if you're even worried about it, you can put a fraud alert on your credit report,” Harwood said. "It's good for 90 days. It tells people who may want to use that credit report they should check carefully before they

grant additional credit." The FTC advises scrutinizing your credit report to see if anything unusual pops up, and read bank and credit card statements closely. You should also file your taxes as soon as you are able, so no one can steal your tax refund. Carmel Perez Snyder, director of advocacy and outreach at AARP Oregon, said you can also direct the credit agencies to freeze your accounts. "That freezes any application for a new line of credit,” Perez Snyder said. "Keep in mind that a credit freeze won't prevent a thief from making charges to existing accounts. And that remains in effect until you request that it be lifted." AARP also has a free Fraud Watch service (www.aarp.org/money/scamsfraud/fraud-watch-network/) where you can sign up for alerts on the latest scams or report any suspicious calls or letters you may have received. You can find many other useful tips on OregonConsumer.gov and IdentityTheft.gov.

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¡ESTAMOS CONTRATANDO AHORA! Cocinero y/o Preparador de Línea - Servidor – Lavador de Platos Host - Barman – Especialista en comida para llevar ¡Aplica Hoy en el Chili's de Livermore! • Pago competitivo • Horarios flexibles • ¡Crecimiento profesional! Chili's Grill & Bar 4261 First St Livermore Aplica en ChilisJobs.com I-9 Proceso de verificación - EOE

Cocineros de línea, Preparadores, Pasteleros, Chef de Despensa y Cocinero Wok ¡Contratando Ahora! ¡Un nuevo restaurante excitante viene a la Bahía 101 – La Provincia! ¡Grandes oportunidades te están esperando!

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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

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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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633240 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Custom Fit Solutions 802 Sylvan Ave Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. Walter A. Harper and Haruna C. Harper 802 Sylvan Ave Mountain View, CA 94041. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names

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Window Cleaning, Air Duct Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning, and Pressure Washing company is looking to hire someone with good work ethics who works well in a team environment $15-$25 starting depending on experience Paid Holidays, Vacation, sick leave, and bonuses! Call: (650) 583-0420 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.) Walter Harper September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/23/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633944 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Oly Janitorial 2065 Palm Beach Way San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Olvia Villa 2065 Palm Beach 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, 09/01/2017 “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.) Olvia Villa September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/12//2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633763 The following person(s) is (are) doing business R&A. Professional House Cleaning Services 149 S. King Road San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Ruth Felix Zuniga 149 S. King Road 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, 09/08/2017 “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.) Ruth Felix Zuniga September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633698 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Toro Remolition 1359 1359 Carnelian Drive #4 San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Isaias Sanchez 1359 Carnelian Drive #4


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SEPTEMBER 15 - 21, 2017 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, 09/07/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Isaias Sanchez September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/072017 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305506 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Stanley Mbugua Muriuki. Petitioner (s) Stanley Mbugua Muriuki has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Stanley Mbugua Muriuki to Stanley Muriuki Mbugua. 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 12/12/2017 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. September 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315751 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Andrew Leanthony Albrecht. Petitioner (s) Andrew Leanthony Albrecht has

filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Andrew Leanthony Albrecht to Andrew Amir Rodriguez. 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 12/19/2017 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. September 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV307190 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nguyen, Benjamine Hong- Loan Thi. Petitioner (s) Nguyen, Benjamine Hong - Loan Thi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nguyen, Benjamine Hong - Loan Thi to Nguyen, Katerina Hong - Loan. 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 12/19/2017 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. September 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior

Court September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Michael Willis Mills No.17PR181794 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Jean Mundell in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Jean Mundell be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Michael Willis Mills, Michael Mills. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/03/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes

and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Robert P. Bergman, Attorney at Law 1777 Saratoga Ave, Ste. 208 San Jose, CA 95129 408-247-0444 September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632905 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Toshero 20011 Bella Vista Ave Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara County. Nathan Andre 20011 Bella Vista Ave Saratoga, CA 95070. 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.) Nathan Andre September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/14/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633595 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Vastra 746 Casa Bonita Ct Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County. Namrita Gupta 746 Casa Bonita Ct Los Altos, CA 94024. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/22/2009 “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.) Namrita Gupta September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/05/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315561 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yi Shen. Petitioner(s) Yi Shen and Xiang Guan have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. JungHui Guan to Alec Guan. 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 12/12/2017 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. September 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315056 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gessica Sayadi Yorgannloe Jenize. Petitioner(s) Gessica Sayadi Yorgannloe Jenize has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gessica Sayadi Yorgannloe Jenize to Jessica Sayadi Grigori. 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 12/05/2017 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 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315398 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Linh Bui Vong. Petitioner(s) Linh Bui Vong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Linh Bui Vong to Isabella Linh Vong. 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 12/12/2017 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. September 1, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315267 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Surinder Jeet. Petitioner(s) Surinder

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS Jeet has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ridhleen K Kler to Ridhleen K Jeet. 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 12/05/2017 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 30, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Anthony James Marino No.17PR181877 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Anthony Joseph Marino in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Anthony Joseph Marino be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Anthony James Marino, Anthony J. Marino, Anthony Marino The Petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and

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objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/09/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Shahram Miri 80 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 866-8382 September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633223 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Rennaissance 615 Lisa Wy Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. Denek Kotouc 615 Lisa Wy Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by


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an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/29/1997.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Denek Kotouc September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633287 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Chocobean Mix 415 South 5th St #7 San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Maria De Lourdes Cordova Diaz 415 South 5th St #7 San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/23/2017.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria De Lourdes Cordova Diaz September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633356 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cali Spartan Mexican Kitchen 515 South 10th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Felix Palacios 515 South 10th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/01/2017.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Felix Palacios September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/25/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633416 The following person(s)

is (are) doing business Summit Tree Service 2239 Mclaughlin Ave #4, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Felipe Mecina 2239 Mclaughlin Ave #4, 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, 06/06/2001.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Felipe Mecina September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/29/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633395 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Costa Rica Distributors 1767 Tampa Way, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Christian Robles Bonilla 43308 Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 and Irving Lopez 1812 Winterpkwy, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/28/2017.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Christian Robles Bonilla September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/28/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633286 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Corona Cleaning 247 McDonald Ave, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. Miguel Angel Corona Ruiz 247 McDonald Ave, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/24/2017.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com is guilty of a crime.) Miguel Angel Corona Ruiz September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/24/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314686 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Lu Ho. Petitioner(s) Lu Ho has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lu Ho to Jessica Ho. 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 17, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315069 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mayra E. Sanchez Galvan and Everardo Navarro Rodriguez. Petitioner(s) Mayra E. Sanchez Galvan and Everardo Navarro Rodriguez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ashley Ayeni Sanchez Navarrete to Ashley Ayeni Navarrete Sanchez. 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 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312801 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sidai Zheng. Petitioner(s) Sidai Zheng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sidai Zheng to Alice Sidai Zheng. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312419 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Halin Estepanse. Petitioner(s) Halin Estepanse has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.

Halin Estepanse to Haleen Stepans. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312416 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jhonson Estepanse and Ramsina Kasbari Reihanabad. Petitioner(s) Jhonson Estepanse has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jhonson Estepanse to Johnson Stepans b. Ramsina Kasbari Reihanabad to Ramsina Kasbar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW

CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313620 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ortiz – Sanchez, David Armando. Petitioner(s): Ortiz – Sanchez, David Armando has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. David Armando Ortiz-Sanchez to David Armando Sanchez. 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 September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 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 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

SEPTEMBER 15 - 21, 2017 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 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.) Susie Han August 25; September 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/17/2017 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


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SEPTEMBER 15 - 21, 2017 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 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. 17CV314835 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn 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 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. 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. 17CV313668 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn 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 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. 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 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 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. 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, 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 ClaraIn 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. 17CV314873 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn 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

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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. 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 ClaraIn 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

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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


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com the pool, but otherwise the four partner companies were free to make use of any and all shared patents.

The concept of patent sharing started in the 1850s when sewing machine manufacturers banded together to share their intellectual property, but these days companies are utilizing the same concept by sharing green patents to encourage innovation in conservation, energy efficiency and recycling. Photo Credit: Andrew Malone, FlickrCC

WHAT IS SO-CALLED GREEN PATENT SHARING AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The idea behind so-called green patent sharing is that researchers, inventors and companies can share the rights to make, use or incorporate certain patented technologies that benefit the environment, theoretically expediting the development

of energy efficiency, pollution prevention, recycling, water conservation and other advances for the common good. The concept of patent sharing isn’t new. Back in the 1850s the four major manufacturers of sewing machines in the U.S. got tired of fighting over patent infringement and joined ranks in a patent sharing pool. Outside manufacturers would have to pay licensing rights to

It took another 150 years, though, for green patent sharing to institutionalize. In 2008, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) created the Eco-Patent Commons, an online exchange of greenfriendly patents that can be downloaded and used for free. Eleven companies— Bosch, DowDuPont, Fuji, HP, IBM, Nokia, Pitney Bowes, Ricoh, Sony, Taisei and Xerox—have pledged over 100 different patents to the Commons to try to encourage new innovations in sustainability and conservation. “Companies are increasingly realizing the value of partnering and sharing expertise on sustainability issues,” says Wayne Balta, IBM’s Corporate Environmental Affairs VP. “The Eco-Patent Commons provides an opportunity for business to share intellectual property that can further sustainable development.” A few examples of patents available in the commons include; a battery recycling kiosk for consumers to swap out their used batteries for new replacements; a process that eliminates the need for antioxidant metal coatings in the assembly of microchips and circuit boards; a labdesigned organism that lights up to indicate the presence of pollutants in water treatment facilities; and environmentally

SEPTEMBER 15 - 21, 2017 superior refrigerants to replace the ozone-destroying fluorocarbons phased out by the Montreal Protocol and other international agreements. These shared patents and dozens more are accessible via WIPO GREEN, an online marketplace for sustainable technology. The concept of green patent sharing came up recently with the worldwide launch of Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. The film documents a December 2015 phone call that Gore made to try to convince SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive to be the corporate hero of the Paris climate accord by offering holdout India free use of his company’s photovoltaic patents to ease the costs of, and hasten the country’s transition away from, fossil fuels. Indian negotiators had been complaining that they could not get access to enough credit to pay for the expensive transition to solar on their own. It isn’t clear by the end of the movie whether Rive extended the offer (he did) nor whether it had any impact on India’s decision to join the rest of the world in eventually signing onto the Paris accord (Indian negotiators say the patent sharing offer wasn’t a factor). Regardless, there’s been no evidence of any intellectual property transfer to date, although SolarCity “formally invited” Indian officials to visit its headquarters in 2016, so the wheels could be in motion.

THE 'INCALCULABLE' ROLE BUGS PLAY IN OUR WORLD Eric Tegethoff Public News Service

who work on the land. MacNeal describes bugs as bioindicators for the planet. In other words, when we look at the health of insects, we can understand how the environment is doing.

PIERRE, S.D. – Insects don't get the respect they deserve, but author David MacNeal is highlighting their importance and diversity in his new book, "Bugged: The Insects Who Rule the World and the People Obsessed with Them."

"The more we look at them – which we are now, more so than ever – the better chances of future generations actually casting aside their aversion and appreciating insects as this kind of gateway to nature - really, this mediator between man and nature," he states.

MacNeal says bugs aren't living in our world – we're living in theirs. There are 1.4 billion bugs for every human on Earth. Recently, views of one insect in particular, bees, have changed and more people recognize their importance.

Bugs such as the beetle are integral to rejuvenating soil, also making them vital to people who work the land. Photo Credit: Pixabay

South Dakota beekeepers understand their value: In 2016, bee colonies produced a honey crop worth more than $34 million.

“These two entomologists calculated, 'OK, besides pollination, what other services do insects provide?'” he relates. “And they put that number around $57 billion (a year).

But MacNeal says other bugs are vital to our economy as well.

“However, the incalculable figure was decomposition – recycling nutrients.

I mean, who knows how much that would cost.” MacNeal says the work of beetles and other insects in processing dead matter and rejuvenating soil is perhaps the most crucial and overlooked role bugs play. It's especially crucial for people

MacNeal says bugs could play an even more vital role in the future, possibly becoming widespread as snacks because they're a good source of protein. Medicine, too, could benefit. MacNeal says there is research into the use of scorpion venom in the treatment of brain tumors.


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COCO: “SEIZE YOUR MOMENT” Pixar’s newest film approaches the Latinx traditions within a Mexican tale of honor, family and celebration.

This backlash fortunately settled down, Disney apologized, and eventually brought Alcaraz and others onboard to help guide the film from the beginning. Years later, their work, along with that of the talented musicians and Pixar animators have yielded some great results. The Tune of Mexico The story sets up a musical adventure where the lead character of Miguel, voiced by newcomer Anthony Gonzalez, is a boy living in a small town in Mexico (inspired by the real Mexican town of Janitzio, in the state of Michoacán) where music is very much part of life, except in his own family. Miguel’s family runs a local shoe-making business, and although the characters of the family are humorous and have a lot of great characteristics, a love for music is not one of them.

‘Coco’ creators Darla K. Anderson (Producer), Lee Unkrich (Director), Adrian Molina (Writer and Co-Director) at Pixar Studios in Emeryville, CA. Arturo Hilario El Observador

About 45 miles from the South Bay, in an industrial part of Emeryville, lies the headquarters of Pixar Animation Studios. As you enter the large open “Steve Jobs Building”, you are greeted by large Lego Woody and Buzz replicas, and a glass case showcasing some of their past awards. One new feature is the ‘papel picado’ (elaborate, colorful paper crafts seen at fiestas) that lines the common area, along with artwork featuring the animation studios newest film, the Day of the Dead centric ‘Coco’. Although its release date is November 22nd, there is already enough information and work done on the film to gauge that this It’s by far one of Pixar’s most impressive feats yet. By taking their tried and true storytelling and visual feast approach, they have sought to bring to life the world of Mexico and its traditions with inventive design and tons of research. The story of ‘Coco’ is both the story of family and music, bridging the gap between the two by cultivating a story of what it takes to follow one's dreams and where the line is drawn if it affects one's family. Lee Unkrich (Director), Adrian Molina (Writer and Co-Director), Darla K. Anderson (Producer) were the leaders in Pixar’s newest project, most known for their work in ‘Toy Story 3’ (Unkrich and Anderson) and ‘Monster’s University’ (Molina). Their vision for ‘Coco’ is rooted in tradition and capturing the look and sound of what Mexico is really like. Director Lee Unkrich states, “It’s truly been a labor of love, we were really inspired by the trips we made down to Mexico, the beauty and the celebration. Our film raises the themes of family, remembrance, and those all, at their core, set the holiday and they just infuse their way into this entire film.” The beginning of this film, back in a pitch by Unkrich to head of Pixar John Lasseter in 2011, was basic in that it would be about music, and the Day of the Dead. According to Unkrich, Lasseter loved the idea, and that began the process of

creating the world of the unnamed project at the time, from scratch. This also meant a lot of research would go into it. To create a movie about a specific culture and traditions surrounding it would mean treading some unfamiliar ground, and to that extent it needed to be respectful. “I’m not Latino, and I’ll never be Latino! I can’t change that…but I hope we got it right,” says Unkrich. So far it seems that the research and team that has worked on the film thus far has gotten it right. Footage screened to media in August showed a world that I personally did not expect to be so accurate and magnificent. I will wait for final judgement in November, but the finished footage of the film fills me, as a person of Mexican descent, with a wonder and nostalgia that not many cultural themed films get just right. The process of creating a film about Mexican tradition and music involved a lot of advisors, many of them members of the Mexican community involved in art, film, music and theater. Unkrich said that when the advisors were first brought into Pixar on this project, some were weary. This is what may have prompted Pixar to involve these consultants in nearly every step of the way, so the finished product would be real, and honest to the culture. The Consultants Adrian Molina, the Writer and Co-Director who is also of Mexican descent, had this to say: “We’ve been working on this film with a great group of cultural consultants and we’ve got Marcela Aviles, Lalo Alcaraz, and Octavio Solis. They’ve been with us for most of this journey, really lending their voices and creating an environment where you can create a story that is vibrant and passionate and really true to the culture in which it takes place in and we’re super thankful to have them here as a resource and as collaborators.” Aviles, a diversity strategist, Alcaraz, a political cartoonist, and Solis, a playwright, were the first consultants in Pixar history to be allowed to join in the very close to the vest showings of the film as it went through different stages of production. Alcaraz, a political cartoonist, was vocally against the film years ago when Disney filed a trademark request for the term “Día de los Muertos” in 2013.

Adrian Molina Co-Director and writer says, “It’s a project were we really wanted to get talking about music early on in the process and we’re all storytellers here and to be able to weave music into the story just from the very beginning has been very fun for us and creating really great chemistry between the artists and the musicians.”

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emotions through music. The problem is he grows up in a family where for historical reasons they hold a grudge against music and don’t’ allow it. We wanted to create a language for this character where music expressed what he wanted and drove him through the story,” says Molina. The Land of the Dead The film mostly takes place in the Land of the Dead, where skeletons roam and festivities never seem to end. Alebrijes, Mexican folk art represented by all kinds of fantasy creatures, are seen flying around and are the protectors and guides of those that live in the land. “We looked at everything that we could think of that has the afterlife and in most cases it shows it’s an interesting thing. We have a desire to know what’s beyond and so we try to keep it in reality rather than (having) ghosts, and have a logic to our land of the dead,” said Unkrich. Story Artist Dean Kelly adds that Miguel, “finds himself in the Land of the Dead, and he needs his family to get back. Early on we realized that there was a promise of exploring ancestors and memories in a world brought to life by animation. There were very universal themes of family and the question of what it means to be part of the family.”

Songwriter and arranger Germaine Franco, musical consultant and musician Camilo Lara, and composer Michael Giacchino led the musical team, bringing in their various strengths and connections to bring the three portions of ‘Coco’s’ music to life: the score, original songs, and the background music of the world.

The film is taking shape rather well, and has the opportunity to showcase a living (but kind of dead), breathing, cultural adventure which can hopefully find a place in the hearts of animation fans and those that are enamored by its universal themes of family and remembrance.

“Our main character Miguel, his drive in this story is to be a musician. His passion, his fuel is this desire to express his talent and express his

‘Coco’ is out in theaters November 22nd, 2017.


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CONVIÉRTASE EN UNA PERSONA FENG SHUI

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NETFLIX CELEBRA A LOS HÉROES MEXICANOS DEL ENTRETENIMIENTO EN EL DÍA DE LA INDEPENDENCIA

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Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Feng shui significa <<viento y agua>> y se puede definir como una filosofía milenaria que profesa el arte de vivir en armonía con la naturaleza y el universo. Se ha practicado durante siglos en el lejano oriente. Actualmente ha sido recibido en todo el mundo como un aporte mágico de la antigua filosofía china para la humanidad. El Feng shui y sus técnicas conforman una valiosa opción para atraer abundancia, prosperidad financiera, alegría, buena salud, paz en el hogar y bienestar a su usuario. La persona feng shui es un ser optimista, cargado de deseos de superación, entusiasmo, ideas positivas, buena voluntad y motivación. Una persona a quien la suerte le sonríe porque es amigable, respetuosa, jovial, no le teme a las situaciones novedosas ni a los nuevos contactos, tampoco se deja vencer por condiciones adversas. No se debe tener temor al cambio, cuando las situaciones varían hay que variar también, ajustarse a las circunstancias y seguir adelante en busca de nuevas y mejores oportunidades. No debemos lamentarnos por lo que ya pasó, por lo que hicimos mal o por lo que dejamos de hacer, mucho menos perder energía en la tristeza o en la temida depresión. Al incluir el feng shui en nuestra personalidad es indispensable dejar a un lado la inseguridad, la angustia, la timidez y el qué dirán. Una persona progresista

siempre está dispuesta y lista para asimilar nuevas experiencias, aprende de todo, trabaja con entusiasmo, lee libros, se supera, se informa, trata de estar al tanto de todo lo que sucede a su alrededor y saca provecho de los acontecimientos que le rodean. Y como tiene una conversación agradable e interesante, no le faltan amigos, conocidos y personas que deseen conocerle. Esencialmente la persona que disfruta del feng shui, se aleja de la apatía, evita el mal carácter, huye de la rutina y se aparta de la inconstancia. Mantiene la mente cargada de buenos propósitos, le dedica unos minutos diarios a la oración, decreta paz, abundancia, buena salud e inventa nuevos senderos para salir adelante y ser feliz. Y cuando ha de tomar una decisión importante, la toma sin vacilaciones. La familia, los amigos y los conocidos, representan una fuente de energía en el feng shui, energía que se nutre cada vez que somos generosos. La generosidad representa el máximo caudal de buena suerte que se cultiva en la mente y el corazón de los demás. Un aspecto muy importante y verdaderamente prioritario consiste en cuidar la apariencia personal. Una persona feng shui, es alguien que luce bien y que presta atención al buen mantenimiento de su salud y a su presentación, se ejercita constantemente, come sanamente, evita los vicios, toma tiempo al mantenimiento y cuidado de su piel, dentadura, cabello, uñas, etc. y con ello crea a su alrededor una aura positiva que le conduce por un sendero de fortuna y éxito.

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Los mexicanos son fanáticos del contenido nacional, pero Netflix acerca estas series y películas a los hispanos que que viven en Estados Unidos con nuevos estrenos cada mes. Ciudad de México - Netflix celebra este 16 de septiembre a los nuevos héroes nacionales del entretenimiento, quienes a través de su gran trabajo, tanto al frente como detrás de la cámara, han puesto en alto el nombre de México alrededor del mundo. Al ser una compañía de entretenimiento por Internet, Netflix está en una posición única para llevar historias y talento mexicano a los hispanos que viven en Estados Unidos. Los miembros de Netflix en Estados Unidos han reído y llorado con historias de realizadores nacionales como Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Amores perros), Guillermo del Toro (Trollhunters), Gary Alazraki (Club de Cuervos), Manolo Caro (Elvira, te daría mi vida, pero la estoy usando) y Gerardo Naranjo (Narcos), por mencionar algunos. Tanto nuevos como veteranos realizadores están cambiando la forma de contar historias en México y Netflix se enorgullece de tenerlos como parte del catálogo que ofrece a sus más de 104 millones de miembros. No solo existe una gran diversidad de actores, directores y productores de contenido dentro de la plataforma; sino que también hay algo para todos los gustos: comedias contemporáneas como Aquí

entre nos o Qué culpa tiene el niño; dramas desgarradores como Norteado; historias innovadoras sobre madurar como Güeros y thrillers oscuros como Los parecidos y México bárbaro, una antología llena de terror. También hay cabida para los que no se mueven en el mundo de la ficción: el documental Lucha México, el especial de stand up Sofía Niño de Rivera: Expuesta y México diseña son sólo algunos de los ejemplos que se pueden disfrutar en el servicio. Además del talento nacional emergente, aquellos que lograron hace ya algunos años dar el salto a Hollywood también tienen una casa en Netflix, donde sus historias más nuevas y más antiguas siguen conectando con fans nuevos en México y en el mundo; como Salma Hayek (Septembers of Shiraz), Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin), Karla Souza (How to Get Away with the Murder), Demián Bichir (Sexo, pudor y lágrimas), Alfonso Herrera (Sense8), Diego Luna (Star Wars: Rogue One) y Gael García (Desierto). Así que, en este mes patrio, Netflix te invita a celebrar con los héroes mexicanos del entretenimiento en la plataforma. Sabemos que aún hay muchas historias por contar…


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GOVERNOR SIGNS WIECKOWSKI BILL TO IMPROVE PROTECTION OF CYBER RETALIATION VICTIMS

Confidentiality protections are expanded in SB 157 to prevent revealing identifying characteristics in court cases Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to enhance privacy protections for victims of cyber retaliation (revenge porn) who are using a pseudonym in their court case was signed into law this week by Governor Jerry Brown.  SB 157 passed the Legislature with strong bipartisan support.

providing paths to justice for victims of online harassment and digital abuse,” said Christina Gagnier, a partner at Gagnier Margossian LLP. “Hopefully, California's leadership can be an example that is adopted nationally, recognizing that our judicial system needs to be conscientious in allowing victims to seek legal recourse without further damage to their persons."

The bill expands privacy protections put in place by Wieckowski’s AB 2643 authored in 2014. That bill allows victims who have intimate images distributed without their consent when there was a reasonable expectation of privacy to file a civil suit pseudonymously to maintain their privacy in court. “I am pleased the Governor recognized the importance of strengthening protection of cyber retaliation victims,” said Wieckowski, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “It takes a tremendous amount of courage for victims to step forward after suffering through these devastating offenses. In order for justice to be achieved, we need to put in place privacy protections that keep these victims anonymous in court as they take action against their offenders.”  

A Data and Society Research Institute study found that 1 in 25 Americans have been victims of cyber retaliation threats or actual posts. The images are often posted alongside names, place of employment, telephone numbers or other identifying information about the victim meant to cause ongoing reputational damage to victims, according to the study. 

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SB 157 ensures that when a pseudonym is used in court, the pseudonym shall be used in all pleadings, documents, proceedings, hearings, and in other statements and documents that are a matter of public record. Identifying characteristics such as telephone

numbers, email addresses, social media profiles, usernames, IP addresses and images of the plaintiff will be redacted or excluded.

SELF-DRIVING CARS: IT’S THE SHARING

livery car. While fees vary widely, as of this writing, ride-sharing trips in and around New York City cost approximately $2 per mile. Uber charges drivers 20 percent (other services charge as low as 5 percent and as much as 30 percent). So there’s roughly $1.60 per mile left for the Uber driver. Out of that $1.60, the driver must pay for the car, insurance, maintenance, and gas. Let’s round up the IRS standard deduction of 53.5 cents per mile to 60 cents per mile to offset the cost of the car, insurance, maintenance, and gas. That puts the average cost of the driver at approximately $1 per mile.

“California takes another important step with SB 157 in being a national leader in

Averaging most industry estimates, a $40,000 electric autonomous or hybrid ride-sharing fleet vehicle will cost approximately 20 cents per mile to operate. It doesn’t take much in the way of math skills to understand the industry’s desire to eliminate human drivers.

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Shelly Palmer

“Self-driving cars are the future of ride-sharing,” proclaimed an industry expert who shall remain nameless. The comment struck me as ridiculous. From my point of view, Uber (and all car services) already provide self-driving cars. You don’t drive the car; the driver does. Do you really care whether the car is controlled by a human/ machine partnership or it’s an autonomous mechanical device? Other than to acknowledge that you are the person the car is supposed to pick up, you don’t need to speak to the human driver any more than you would need to speak to

the natural language–understanding algorithm that would request the same confirmation if the vehicle were autonomous. Should you decide to change your destination, your driver will ask you to enter the new address via the app, so talking is completely optional. Anyway, if we already live in a world where you can press a button and request a self-driving car, what will really change when fleet cars are autonomous? IT’S THE ECONOMY Cost per mile is an obvious differentiator between a human-driven livery car and an autonomous

As I have previously written, there are many other benefits to autonomous vehicles including safety, but here I’d like to focus on the financial incentives that may accelerate the trend toward sharing. IT’S HAPPENED MANY TIMES IN MANY WAYS Music was once distributed for purchase on plastic disks that cost consumers $20. It is now distributed via sharing services that cost consumers fractions of a penny per stream. The same thing happened with DVDs and video. Some will argue that the music business has dealt with the shift in its economic model, but it has not. It is a business in transition. Clearly the video distribution business is about to similarly transform. No one knows how long it will take, but the customer journey will certainly fully

SB 157 is supported by the Peace Officers Research Association of California and the Consumer Attorneys of California. Senator Wieckowski represents the 10th District, which includes southern Alameda County and northeast Santa Clara County. transition from an ownership model (where you own your own copy of an asset with limited rights for usage) to an access model (where you pay for access to use the asset on demand under a similar limited rights grant). WHEN $40,000 CARS COST 40 CENTS AND $400,000 HOUSES COST $40 There is no reason to believe that anyone will be able to stop or even slow down either the arrival of a ubiquitous sharing economy or its close cousin, the on-demand economy. That said, the sequencing of this transition and its speed are not well understood. I’ve heard good arguments that predict fully autonomous urban areas by 2030 and others that say it won’t happen until 2050 or even later. But trying to time any market is a fool’s errand. Since we know that these paradigm shifts are within our technological reach, the question of timing should take a back seat to the opportunities presented by the known outcomes. Every business can easily identify several areas where something that was once capital and resource intensive such as providing a virtually unlimited supply of potable water, creating a private data center, or generating electricity is going to ultimately transition to a simple (possibly commoditized) line-item expense such as a monthly invoice for water, power, or cloud computing. How will you invest in this very probable future? Where will you place your bets? How will you think about which business functions and processes require internal investments, and which are so obvious and useful that outside vendors will ultimately emerge? These are questions that should be considered daily. I welcome your thoughts and opinions.


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