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Correction:

In last weeks edition, (Issue 37 ), the article entitled “Billy Mills at the 8th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration, September 12, 2015” on “Community” Page 15 was incorrectly attributed. The correct author of the article is Craig Pasqua.

A Message From Sam Liccardo

Dear Friends, At last count, nine hundred and forty-one women and men continued to “protect and serve” our residents as police officers, down from a peak of nearly 1,400 officers a decade ago. This perilously thin level of staffing has left our officers wearied by excessive overtime, and our residents frustrated by slower response times. Nonetheless, their hard work and the Chief’s emphasis on bolstering patrol has reduced aggregate crime rates since 2012, despite the reduced number of officers. ( READ more ONLINE.)

The Lion King September 9th – October 4th Various times San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA 95113 Info: broadwaysanjose.com/ lion-king Reginald L. Walker, PHD. Certified Nutritional Consulting Saturday September 26th 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Vitamin Shoppe 5529 Santa Teresa Blvd. (408) 629-3278 Silicon Valley SBDC: Small Business Assistance September 25th 8:30 am- 10:30 am Silicon Valley SBDC 480 N First Street Ste. 210, Second Floor “Entrepreneur Training Room”

San Jose, CA 95112 Información/info: (408) 385-9151 Registration: http:// nc.ecenterdirect.com/ ConferenceDetail. action?ID=25189 Duran Duran Duran Tribute Band Friday September 18th / 7pm RockBar Theater 360 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129 HempCon 2015 Friday September 18th, 2015 11:00 am – 10:00 pm San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Friday September 18th 8:00pm City Lights Theater Company

529 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112 Barco Escape Three-Screen Movie Watching Experience Friday September 18th, 2015 Various times Camera 12 201 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95113 9th Annual Bark in the Park Saturday September 19th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm William Street Park E William St. and S 16th St., 95113 San Jose, CA Closer by the Minute Friday September 18th, 2015 8:30 am - 5:30 pm de Saisset Museum 500 El Camino Real, 95050 Santa Clara, CA Dead Man’s Cell Phone September 20th / 8:00 pm

Bus Barn Stage Company 97 Hillview Ave, 94022 Los Altos, CA Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival September 19th / 10:00 am Santa Clara Central Park 909 Kiley Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051 Found/Made Sunday September 20th, 12:00 pm San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles 520 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113 Atomic Number 92 | God’s Garden Monday September 21st, 2015 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm KALEID Gallery 88 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112

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The Behavioral Health Board, which is advisory to the Director (Ms. Toni Tullys), Behavioral Health Services Department and advisory to the Board of Supervisors, had its monthly meeting at noon, Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Downtown Mental Health Center, Second Floor, Meeting Room 3, 1075 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95116. Its agenda is posted online at its SCC Behavioral Health Board webpage: <https://www.sccgov.org/ sites/mhd/MentalHealthBoard/Pages/default.aspx> All meetings are open to the public. An objective of the BHB is to review and monitor pro-

Raoul Lowery Contreras In a conference call with Alabama Republicans Donald Trump made another loony-tune declaration that with his “really good management” he could round-up and deport the estimated 12 million illegally present people in “13-24” months. These millions are the foundation of his quixotic race for President. “We have to get them out,” Trump said on the conference call. “If we have wonderful cases, they can come back in but they have to come back in legally.” This statement and his “13-24” month’s timeline for complete deportation of 12

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grams, their staffing levels, and budgets with the goal of elimination of duplication and ‘waste’ plus the prudent use of ‘providers’ under contracts issued/awarded via an approved competitive bidding process. The current ethnic make-up of the BHB today fairly represents the existing make-up of the county. All ethnic groups and many cultures are represented. It is this diverse group which devoted much time to the unfortunate beating death of a jail inmate (Mr. Michael Tyree) who was waiting for transfer to a psychiatric facility once ‘a bed was available’. The three correctional deputies, one of which was Latino, another Anglo, and the third African American, have all been arraigned by the District Attorney Jeff Rosen, for murder. This unfortunate incident brings up other issues which need to be resolved: The Health & Hospital System, County of Santa Clara, needs

million people are legally and constitutionally illegitimate, wrong and specious in every regard. The statement proves beyond doubt that Trump has no idea of what he speaks. All his vaunted “smart” lawyers have either failed to inform him of the real legal world or they simply have stolen fat legal fees from him by simply lying to him. Or, he is just lying to himself and his “achichinqles (gofers, asskissing acolytes). News for Trump and his “smart” lawyers: The United States Supreme Court ruled in 1886 (Yick Wo, 1886) that the 14th Amendment’s “Equal protection” equal justice clause applied to all persons thus aliens were

to undergo a complete review of its ‘continuity of care’ capability. One gap is evident here (the lack of sufficient ‘inpatient’ psychiatric care facilities. Recently, Supervisor Joe Simitian advocated for the establishment of a 7-bed Juvenile psychiatric bed capability. To this request must be added the need to expand psychiatric inpatient capability at all levels, child...juvenile...adult... and elderly seniors. A larger concern has to be the inclusion of a psychiatric/ psychological screening protocol which is applied to any and all potential county jail inmates. That assessment is essential to determining if the convicted individual is to go to a ‘rehabilitation process’ or an ‘incarceration program’. Today’s ‘Law EnforcementJudicial system is punitive as a consequence of the “Three Strikes You’re in for life’ approach. In addition, today we know much more about the human brain’ we have more psycho-tropic drugs; and a much more sophisticated be-

entitled to due process. In a deportation case in 1903 (Yamataya v. Fisher, 1903) the Court ruled that before an illegally present person could be deported that proper notice must be given and a hearing held in which the alien could present evidence that deportation was not warranted as required by the 14th Amendment’s “due process of law” clause. In 1896, the Court ruled (in Wong Wing, 1896) that the 5th and 6th amendments (grand jury and trial by jury) applied to aliens and that could not be “deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” Simply put, Donald Trump’s

havioral health service capability. These new advances in knowledge need to augment the punitive approach extant today. All those who deal with law enforcement and justice....police, sheriff deputies, Public Defender and District Attorney staff, judges, correctional officers.....all need “Mental Health Crisis Intervention Training as a required portion of their professional orientation prior to being assigned any pubic service position. The latest body-worn video-cameras and surveillance devices are not enough. Inmates, family members and the general public need to understand that any unprofessional act must be documented and reported to enable the administrators to identify those few rogue professionals who act out their ‘racist, bigoted, and prejudicial ideologies’. The homeless have mental health/behavioral health issues. San Jose and Santa Clara County now collaboratively magnificent and “really good management” would have to hunt down the potential deportees, arrest them, hold them in camps and prisons, and officially notify them of pending deportation then conduct hearings with immigration judges and prove that there are legal reasons for deportation. Then the suspected illegally present person can appeal to the federal courts. Does Trump know that he has to jump through all these hoops to deport a single person? Does he know that all U.S. citizen children of the potential deportees also have legal paths through the federal courts to prevent their illegal deportation and the deportation of their parents? With those questions and the 129-year history of the Supreme Court requiring constitutional procedures to deport a single person and demanding constitutional protection for even those

address needs to deal with the homeless whose numbers have decreased 14% from 7,631 (2013) down to 6,556 (2015). Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Joe Simitian (Buena Vista Mobile Park, Palo Alto) have been the champions of strategies and actions taken. Mayor Sam Liccardo and Vice Mayor Roe Herrera have taken leadership roles on behalf of the City of San Jose. All must understand that having the security of a home is basic to eliminate many mental health issues (anxiety, stress, paranoia, etc.). Now corporate entities have used Proposition 13 to escape property taxes. Local internet businesses pay no sales taxes for any ‘online’ sales; Stock and bond sales by Wall Street pay no taxes. These avoided tax payments amount to resources which could be used by government to fund the homeless, provide mental and behavioral health services. “unlawfully” in the United States (Zadvydas v. Davis, 2001), one has to ask if Trump has any idea or basis of what he says. Declaring that with his “really good management” that he can locate, arrest, hold, notify and conduct

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This must be addressed as a source of funding to care for he homeless and provide mental & behavioral health services. The BHB, after much contentious debate, decided to ‘agendize’ this item to permit further data accumulation; ‘due diligence’ factfinding, and analysis. This unfortunate murder of Mr. Michael Tyree, an individual afflicted with a mental health challenge, must be used to define future policies needed to mitigate current practices and install practices which create the desired future level of care accessible by all. In that process, it would do well for all to study and understand that anyone may, during their lifetime, have a mental health crisis requiring behavioral health services. An understanding of behavioral health and mental health issues is where we all must start our journey into our shared future. hearings then court appeals for an estimated 12 million potential deportees and perhaps millions more American citizen children all in “13-24 months” makes one wonder if Trump is just uninformed or just plain ignorant; or, is he just an uninformed ignorant man.

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BPT The role of teachers in today’s society cannot be understated. Outside of a child’s parents, teachers are often the primary adult influencers in a young person’s life. Yet this essential role is getting harder and harder to fill as school districts across the nation face significant teacher shortages according to the U.S. Department of Education. To counteract this critical problem, recruiting new talent to the profession has become a national priority. What shouldn’t be lost in the quest for teachers, however is the intrinsic rewards of influencing and educating young people. The educators of tomorrow must view teaching as a path toward improving lives, not simply as a means to meet the demand. Morale remains high The modern teacher shortage can be tied to many things - including a wave of retiring educators and national education funding challenges - but teacher morale does not appear to be an issue. Research shows that 88 percent of teachers are satisfied with their choice to become a teacher, according to

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a recent University of Phoenix College of Education survey of more than 1,000 K-12 teachers. Additionally, 68 percent of teachers, who entered the field in the past 10 years, say they would recommend the profession to others. Recent federal data supports these findings as well. Eighty-three percent of teachers who entered the field in 2008-2009 were still working in education five years later, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Teacher preparation programs that offer flexibility and relevance to the dynamics of today’s classrooms are a must for student success. In addition, the curriculum offered by higher education institutions should also provide today’s teacher candidates with real-world scenarios that encourage critical thinking and decision-making skills. These lessons will be vital when managing their own classrooms in the years ahead.

Higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of teachers Efforts to grow the teaching ranks must focus on teacher recruitment, particularly in STEM subjects. Research also shows that expanding access to teacher preparation programs and providing prospective teachers with experience that will help them navigate the critical first few years in the classroom is essential. Higher education institutions play a vital role in ensuring potential candidates understand the opportunities that exist in education. Today’s teacher preparation programs must be able to accommodate modern student schedules and meet unique education needs.

Inspiring tomorrow’s teachers As most teachers will attest, they did not join the profession to get rich, but rather to inspire children and young adults to learn, set ambitious goals and achieve them. The aforementioned survey found that past generations of teachers were quite successful at this. Nearly half of respondents were inspired to join the profession by a teacher they had when they were young. Recruiting, retaining and supporting the individuals who are so critical to the future of today’s children, takes a team effort. But the efforts are worth it as the successes of today’s teachers will ultimately translate into the victories of tomorrow’s leaders.


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San Francisco CALIFORNIA Por quinta vez, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) ha sido reconocida como una de las mejores compañías en brindar oportunidades laborales a la mujer latina en Estados Unidos, según la revista LATINA Style en su décimo octavo informe, LATINA Style 50. Se trata de la evaluación más respetada que mide las políticas corporativas y oportunidades de trabajo para las latinas en Estados Unidos. Las empresas reconocidas en el informe fueron evaluadas por los lectores de LATINA Style y han sido elegidas como las más importantes para ellos en sus lugares de trabajo. Las principales áreas de estudio incluyó el número de ejecutivas latinas, los años de servicio, la orientación, las oportunidades educativas, políticas alternativas de trabajo, beneficios para los empleados, temas relacionadas con la mujer, entrenamiento laboral continuo, grupos afines y relaciones con los Hispanos. “La creación de una nómina diversa e incluyente, comienza por dar a las generaciones futuras las oportunidades adecuadas para aprender y tener éxito. PG&E se centra en el sistema de educación STEM - Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas - es una de las cosas más importantes que hacemos para formar a nuestros hijos a distinguirse en el campo laboral del futuro, y personalmente es importante para mí, como ingeniera latina”, afirmó Geisha Williams, presidenta de Operaciones Eléctricas de PG&E. “Una cultura inclusiva y mano de obra diversa ayudan a proporcionar un ambiente que anima a todos a hacer mejor su trabajo. Nuestros empleados, quienes reflejan la diversidad de nuestros clientes, son impulsados a satisfacer las necesidades de las comunidades que atendemos y donde vivimos. Estamos orgullosos de tener a las latinas en

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puestos clave para ayudarnos a trabajar juntos con el fin de construir una California mejor”, aseguró Laura Butler, Vicepresidenta de Gestión de Talento y directora de Diversidad de PG&E. Para el 31 de diciembre de 2014, las latinas comprendían un 5,1 por ciento (1,128) de los empleados totales de PG&E. La cantidad de trabajadoras latinas en PG&E ha aumentado de forma constante durante los últimos cinco años. A partir del 31 de diciembre de 2014, representan el 18,2 por ciento de la fuerza laboral de PG&E. Esto supone un aumento de casi el 2 por ciento desde 2010 (16,7%, 932). Las latinas desempeñan un papel importante en el desarrollo de operaciones diarias. Además de Williams, destacan otras hispanas en PG&E, como es el caso de Laurie Giammona, quien es vicepresidenta senior y encargada de la oficina de Atención al Cliente desde 2014. El Grupo de Recursos para Empleados Latino de PG&E, (ERG) fue fundado en 1983 con el nombre de Asociación de Empleados Hispanos. Tras comenzar con un pequeño grupo de empleados, la nomina ha crecido a casi 700, con siete agrupaciones en toda el área de servicio de la compañía de servicios públicos. Este año, los grupo de ERG latinos otorgaron a estudiantes un total de 60,000 dólares en becas universitarias. El reconocimiento en el informe LATINA Style 50 de este año marca el quinto año consecutivo, y el noveno en el que PG&E ha figurado en esta publicación. También destacó entre las mejores empresas de 2002, 2003, 2004 y 2011, y recibió mención de honor en los informes de 2010, 2012, 2013 y 2014. Las 50 empresas elegidas por LATINA Style serán reconocidas el próximo mes de febrero durante la Entrega de Premios de Líderes de la Diversidad de LATINA Style en Washington, DC.

Geisha Williams, president, Electric Operations. Courtesy:PG&E Corporate Relations

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

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

24 de septiembre de 2015 5–7:30 p.m.

28 de septiembre de 2015 4–6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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NAPS While the cold and flu season often coincides with holiday celebrations and family gettogethers, there are preventative measures that families can take to stay healthy and not miss out. To help you get to the next “can’t miss” life event, consider these top preventative tips: •Get an annual flu shot. It’s the most effective way to help prevent the spread of influenza. As a preventive service under the Affordable Care Act, it’s fully covered and available at no cost through most insurance plans, including Medicare Part B. The pharmacy can also be a one-stop shop for flu prevention resources, including over-thecounter cold and flu remedies, multivitamins and anti-bacterial cleaning products. •Seniors, take extra precaution. There’s a high-dose flu shot designed for those 65 and older, who have a greater risk of severe illness from the flu. •Plan ahead: the earlier, the better. It takes up to two weeks for your immunity to build up

after getting a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone who is at least 6 months old get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine is available. •Stay home if you’re ill. While it may seem like a no-brainer, two-thirds of employed Americans would still go to work even if they were feeling ill with flu-like symptoms. It’s important to understand the preliminary symptoms of the flu and, if you experience them, to stay home. This will help bolster your immune system and prevent the germs spreading. •Practice healthy habits. Door handles, desks and other everyday items are ridden with germs. Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching your mouth and eyes. Additionally, eat nutritious foods, drink plenty of water, and get sufficient sleep to keep your immune system in top shape. Lead by example to educate children about these habits. A recent survey found that nearly two in five U.S. adults have missed a life event because they were ill with flu-like symptoms—but you don’t have to.

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STATEPOINT You already know to protect your eyes from harmful UV-light when you are outdoors. But did you know that another dangerous light emission is all around us -- in our homes, our workplaces and in the palms of our hands? New research is illuminating the dangers of blue light, a high-energy wavelength of light emitted by smartphones, tablets, laptops, LCD flat panel monitors and energy efficient light sources. The majority of the public spends more than half their waking hours exposed to this light, which can contribute to eye strain and fatigue, macular degeneration and sleep disruption. “Ten years is a blink of an eye in terms of human history, but will the last 10 years come to be known as the period that changed our vision and health?” wonders Dr. Gary Morgan a VSP Vision Care optometrist. A whopping 83 percent of VSP eye care professionals reported seeing an increase

in symptoms attributable to blue light exposure in their patients, according to a recent survey by VSP.

very close proximity to their eyes and are amongst the most active users of blue light sources.

One of those symptoms is eye strain: blue light is myopically defocused in front of the retina, which results in light scatter that we perceive as glare. Working in a highglare environment causes the eyes to work overtime, leading to visual fatigue and strain.

“In today’s world, children are looking at screens at home and increasingly also in the classroom,” says Morgan. “There is a growing concern among eye doctors that we’re going to start seeing long-term damage much earlier in life than ever before.”

But the impact of blue light doesn’t stop there: major university studies have shown that the light can disrupt sleep, interfering with circadian rhythms by suppressing the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates waking and sleeping. Chronically shifted circadian rhythms have been linked to breast cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

While it would be virtually impossible to escape blue light, as most people rely on it to live, work and play (and it is even emitted from the sun), there are steps you can take to protect yourself. Try to decrease blue light exposure throughout the day, and especially in the evenings. Before bedtime, curl up with a good book instead of your smartphone. Wear protective eyewear at the office or at home when using your digital devices.

Children are especially vulnerable to macular damage. Just as most ultraviolet exposure occurs before 18 years of age, the effects of blue light exposure are also more intense in children, since they hold devices in

Blue light illuminates our world today. But along with the advantages of blue light come serious concerns. Protect your family’s health now.


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NAPS The humble cauliflower, often served swimming in cheese sauce, has been elevated to super vegetable in restaurants and homes across the country. There are many reasons it deserves a regular rotation in your diet. For one, it’s packed with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps your body’s defenses. In addition, it contains an impressive array of other nutrients including folate, potassium, iron and dietary fiber, making it a nutritional powerhouse. Secondly, just one cup of cauliflower contains only 29 calories with little fat and carbohydrates. In fact, it has become a “go-to,” gluten-free substitute for mashed potatoes and even pizza crust.

BPT Kids are back in school, and parents have gone through their checklists to ensure their children are prepared to put their best foot forward this coming year. Children have the right school supplies, healthy snacks and are enrolled in afterschool activities to unleash energy after a day in the classroom. However, there’s one item that may not have made it onto the list that could have a significant impact on kids’ performance in school — setting rules about mobile device use. Forty-four percent of parents report their child’s mobile screen time interferes with completing schoolwork or going to bed on time, according to a recent Intego survey conducted by Ipsos. There’s no question that not devoting enough time to homework or lack of sleep can negatively impact a child’s performance in school. That’s why parents need to learn how to manage their child’s mobile phone and tablet use. Here are a few easy steps parents can take to

help ensure their kids’ use of mobile devices is measured and harmless: Set rules. It’s important for parents to be proactive and have a serious discussion with each of their children about how to use their mobile devices safely and communicate rules for their responsible use, such as: * Always use a password to lock/unlock the device. * Get permission from a parent before downloading an app or making an in-app purchase. * Don’t share photos that could end up embarrassing others or themselves. * Don’t be afraid to talk to mom, dad or another trusted adult if they run into anything that makes them uncomfortable online or on their mobile device. Check ratings. Prior to downloading apps, parents should check its age rating to determine if it’s appropriate for their child. The familiar ESRB ratings������������� are now featured on mobile apps and games in the Google Play

store. “In addition to knowing if a game or app is age appropriate and what type of content triggered its rating, parents also need to know about its interactive elements,” says Patricia Vance, president of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). “These elements describe certain features that can be found in digitally delivered games and apps, which may include if the game or app enables purchases, if users can interact, and/or if unrestricted Internet access is provided, among other useful information.” Activate parental controls on the device. In the mobile device’s settings, parents can activate various controls that are password-protected to prevent certain types of apps from being downloaded based on age ratings. These settings can also block in-app purchases, Internet access and other features parents may be concerned about. However, they only work if parents don’t share their password with their child! Manage screen time. It’s im-

portant for parents to limit when and where their child can use their mobile device. While parents can encourage their kids to proactively shut off their device during homework time, meals and bed time, they can also enforce the rules by downloading a third party parental control tools which allows parents to set time-based limits on Web, app and camera use. With these tools parents can manage their child’s iOS device remotely through the Web or through an iOS or Android app in some cases. Mobile phones and tablets have many benefits — from providing children with a way to play or communicate with friends and family to accessing educational apps that teach as well as entertain. Notwithstanding all of the positive aspects of providing your children with mobile devices, parents can add these simple tips to their back-in-school checklist to help ensure their children are not only safely and appropriately connected, but that this school year is a successful one.

Adding to cauliflower’s appeal is its extreme versatility. It’s equally delicious raw with dips and in salads; added to stews and soups; or mashed, stir-fried, grilled or roasted. Roasting cauliflower and other vegetables creates a sweet, caramelized flavor. Use canola oil when roasting because it is able to withstand the intense heat of the oven or grill with its high smoke point. Canola oil is low in saturated fat, high in omega-3 fats and has no trans fats, making it an excellent partner for all kinds of cooking and baking. Try this delicious, intensely flavored recipe from Suvir Saran, N.Y. chef and author: Cardamom-Roasted Cauliflower Makes 8 servings

¹⁄3cup plus 2 tsp canola oil, divided 1tsp whole cardamom seeds 3dried red chilies 1Tbsp coriander seeds 1tsp cumin seeds ½tsp whole black peppercorns 2½-to 3-lb. head cauliflower, cored and cut into florets 1medium red onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced ½tsp kosher salt 1lemon, sliced

Preheat oven to 425° F. Oil a 9”x13” baking dish with 2 tsp canola oil; set aside. Finely grind cardamom, chilies, coriander, cumin and peppercorns in coffee grinder or small food processor. In large bowl, mix the spices with ¹⁄3 cup canola oil. Add the cauliflower and onion; toss until thoroughly coated with the spice-oil mixture. Transfer to the oiled dish and roast until tender, about 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. To serve, sprinkle with salt and a squeeze of lemon. More Recipes For more facts and tasty recipes from the Northern Canola Growers Association, visit www.northerncanola.com.


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Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Renee La Londe, Founder & CEO of iTalent answered some questions about her history, her passions, and what led her to come from Texas into the Silicon Valley to pursue her goals in the tech industry, eventually creating the consulting company, iTalent. Recently iTalent relocated to downtown San Jose, and La Londe is enthusiastic about her and her companies new surroundings. The following are her experiences and thoughts. • Can you please tell me about your upbringing and influences/role models? I grew up in Texas with horses. Horses taught me to be straight forward because you cannot hide anything from a horse! I also learned the concept of sacrificing “I” for the greater good of “We” growing up with stories from the sacrifice made at the Alamo. I know it sounds cliche but that is a very important concept taught to all elementary children in Texas. • What was your educational experience like? What were you interests and if applicable were they always in the tech industry? It hit me in my second year at UT Austin that I should study topics that appeal to me and that I would prob-

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ably not have a chance to study again so I decided to change from a Business degree major ( I was already running a small SW consultancy firm and I felt I knew business) to Japanese and Philosophy. • What led you into the path of working within Business and IT? Do you have an inspiration that led you in that direction, or where you always focused on making a career in your current field? When I was 13 my mom let me go to a computer camp for teens at UT Austin - I knew from that moment on I wanted to be working in the computer space. • How has your experience within your role iTalent been these past 10 years? It has been the best 10 years of my career life! The first 5 years were the hardest but when you believe in what you are doing you find a way to break through to the next level. Each year is more exciting than the last. • What strategies did you adapt from your previous career experience when you envisioned iTalent as a consulting services company? What traits allowed it to become self-sustaining in this competitive market? I knew that many consulting firms where missing the boat. I experienced a lot of frustrations with the top consulting firms so I want

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iTalent to be different. We employ the best talent to provide extraordinary consulting services and SW development services. We truly care about partnering with our customers and we do that without “over-thetop” bill rates. • How does/has your market knowledge approach to iTalent help guide the company in the right direction? In what ways has your leadership been beneficial to the company? I look at what is happening in the market place and make adjustments quickly to add services or change our approach when needed. Once you have decided to make a change at some point very early on you need to stop analyzing and make a move. • What has your experience being a Latina CEO in the Bay Area been like? Are there any ‘speed bumps’ or setbacks that you have had to overcome? I think that being a woman and a Latina definitely presents me with challenges that others do not face but we (iTalent) succeed by focusing on good outcomes to all of our endeavors first. That is what is top of mind for us. We just obtained our Minority Business Enterprise and Woman Owned Business certifications. We are very excited about that and the new opportunities in front of us.

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• How was your experience winning the 2014 Stevie Award for Female Entrepreneur of the Year? Amazing and humbling. There were so many amazing women at that event. • What are your goals with iTalent going forward? We plan to expand our client development services while continue to grow our consulting revenues world. We also looking to invest more $ in helping to revitalize downtown San Jose and also in encouraging women and minorities in STEM and STEAM.

• For students of business, what would you say is a potential advice if they are trying to pursue a career in business leadership such as yourself ? A successful business must have a passionate leader. You must have passion around your vision and the piano point your company is going to solve. Every good business solves a problem. Don’t over analyze -direct experience (small failures make you stronger so be adaptable) is the best teacher. • What’s the most crucial advice someone has ever given you?

As a leader never stand for politics or finger pointing. And you cannot do it alone so surround yourself with people that amaze you and think differently in good ways.

Bonus:

What are your hobbies? Watching baseball Any fun facts we may not know about you? I am fluent in Japanese. What do you like most about San Jose/Bay Area? The fact that it is melting pot of diverse cultures and view points.


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Santa Clara County CALIFORNIA Last Thursday, County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith, County of Santa Clara announced the appointment of Maria E. Love to the position of Manager of the County Executive’s Office of Immigrant Relations, a new office authorized by the Board of Supervisors during the budget hearings last June. “The establishment of the Office of Immigrant Relations comes at a critical time,” said Smith.  “Santa Clara County has a diverse immigrant population facing unique challenges.  These are challenges that Maria Love understands from firsthand experience. That sensitivity and her public policy background will be

assets in her new role.” Love grew up in El Salvador and immigrated to the United States at the age of 14.  She lived in the Santa Cruz and Watsonville areas for the last 24 years.   For the past 13 years, Love has worked for both the County of Santa Cruz Human Services Department and the Health Services Agency.  At the Human Services Department, Love provided guidance to county staff as to changes in agency work operations related to Medi-Cal, Foster Care, and CalFRESH programs based on changes to state and federal policies.   At the Health Services Agency, Love managed the Santa Cruz County Healthcare Outreach Coalition, where she coordinated the work of county staff and staff from community-based

organizations to maximize outreach and insurance enrollment strategies. Love was instrumental in the Newborn Enrollment Project, Healthy Kids Steering Committee, Statewide Covering Kids and Families Coalition, and Santa Cruz County Safety Net Coalition, among other efforts.  She also served as the County’s lead for the planning and implementation of the County’s Low Income Health Program.    “Immigration issues are dear to my heart since I came to this country as an immigrant,” said Love.  “I am honored and excited to work with the County’s team at the Office of Immigrant Relations to fulfill the mission of the office,” she continued. “My goal will be to promote and apply best practices for effective immigrant integration and to work with com-

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munity partners as we plan and implement programs in response to various developments in immigration reform.” Love earned her Masters of Public Policy degree at the Leon Panetta Institute for Public Policy at California State University Monterey Bay in 2012.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from University of California Santa Cruz in 1999. During the fall 2013, Love also taught about health policy and public health insurance programs for a semester at the California State University Monterey Bay.   She is married to Matthew Love and they have a daughter name Gwenyth who is a fifth grader.  Her appointment is effective on September 14, 2015. 


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First Step Towards Raising Minimum Wage Across Region Cleared in San Jose San Jose CALIFORNIA

Mayor Sam Liccardo and the City Council unanimously approved a regional minimum wage study, the first steps towards potentially raising the minimum wage across Santa Clara County.      “In this period of affluence, Santa Clara County leads the

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nation in job growth, yet ample evidence demonstrates a growing gap between rich and poor,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “We have to do more to help those dependent on a minimum wage, but we need to proceed in a thoughtful manner that lifts the tide for all residents.” The City of San José will now begin the Request for Proposal process to hire a consultant to conduct the study. To ensure that the diverse opinions and expertise of Santa Clara County are represented, members of the South Bay Labor Council and the San Jose/Silicon Val-

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Rod Sink of Cupertino was selected to represent the Cities Association in the selection of a qualified consultant.     On September 3, 2015 eight South Bay Mayors gave their support to the regional study:   “Cities along the West Coast are passing a higher minimum wage to give their residents a chance to keep up with their rent. It’s time we consider the impacts doing the same here in Santa Clara County,” said Mayor Jeffrey Christina of Campbell. “Perhaps nowhere more than this, where we all live in such close proximity to each other and where we share a

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regional approach,” said Cupertino Mayor Rod Sinks. “Too many times we’ve seen localities raise the minimum wage without carefully considering how it’s increase effects all aspects of our economy,” said Morgan Hill Mayor Steve Tate. “This is the first time a group of mayors have joined together and said that we need to do this collectively.”   “A regional approach to raising the minimum wage is essential to providing equity when it comes to business growth throughout Santa Clara County. Different rules for different cities creates an uneven playing field that can be damaging to local economics. Today we’ve taken the first step towards ensuring all residents feel a positive impact from any minimum wage increase,” said Mayor Walter Huff of Monte Sereno.   “Mountain View has been leading the effort for a regional approach and look forward to hearing where all our neighbors are on the issue,” said Mayor John McAlister of Mountain View.   “Many cities throughout the County, including Santa Clara, have recognized the need for local government to step forward to increase the minimum wage. The next logical step is to work to create regional consistency for future increases to amplify our efforts and wage predictability for individuals and business,” said Santa Clara Mayor Jamie Matthews.


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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO - An agricultural pesticide that has been linked to the collapse of bee colonies soon may be off the market. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency was wrong to approve sulfoxaflor because the agency’s studies couldn’t prove the pesticide is safe for bees. “Even the EPA acknowledged that it is highly toxic to bees,” said Michele Colopy, program director of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, one of the groups that filed the suit. “They just hoped that they could mitigate the risk by label guidelines and things, which never really works terribly well.” Agro-chemical companies blame bee deaths on a combination of

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“We are hoping this will encourage EPA to tighten up their Tier 2 testing,” she said, “and to start looking at some of these other products where maybe they had some flawed data that they collected.”

A panel of federal judges overruled the EPA’s approval of a pesticide linked to bee deaths. Credit: PANNA factors, including disease and predators. Experts say that if the bees die off, they’d take a third of this country’s crops with them. California’s $3 billion almond crop, for example, is entirely dependent on bees for pollination. Colopy also lauded the decision because it stated that sulfoxaflor is part of a subclass of neonicotinoids

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation granted temporary permission to use sulfoxaflor on a limited basis this summer, but has not signed off on widespread use. Regardless, sulfoxaflor will become illegal nationwide in 45 days, unless pesticide manufacturers request a new hearing or appeal to the Supreme Court. The National Honeybee Advisory Board, American Honey Producers Association, American Beekeeping Federation and several individual beekeepers filed the suit, represented by Earthjustice. The full court opinion is online at earthjustice.org.

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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SAN DIEGO - The feds put California swordfishermen on notice Monday, warning they’ll be banned if they continue to inadvertently catch endangered species, whales, dolphins and sea turtles, in their nets. The Pacific Fishery Management Council set caps on the number of marine mammals that can be killed as bycatch when fishing boats use the mile-long, 200-foot-tall nets. Ben Enticknap, campaign manager and senior scientist with the nonprofit group Oceana, notes the council also committed to putting inspectors or cameras on all gillnet boats by 2018.“This is a really big deal,” says Enticknap. “They’re finally stepping up to say that’s not going to be allowed anymore and, if the fishery does catch these species, they’re going to shut them down.” Oceana estimates 885 marine mammals have died in gillnets over

Gray whales can drown when caught in a drift gillnet. Monday, the feds put swordfishermen who use the nets on notice. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

the past 10 years, trapped with the nets cutting into them, and drowned when they can’t surface for air. The recommendations must still be approved by the National Marine Fisheries Service, which is expected to implement new regulations before next summer’s fishing season. Conservationists would like to see the 20 or so California swordfishing crews operating from San Diego to Monterey switch to less-damaging methods to nearby sea life. Enticknap says those include harpoons

and deep-set buoy gear. “It’s more work to selectively target these swordfish, rather than just setting out a mile-long net and then just throwing everything over and keeping the swordfish,” says Enticknap. “But it has to happen to protect our ocean wildlife and have a local, clean, sustainable fishery.” Swordfishing drift gillnets are already illegal in Oregon, Washington, parts of the Atlantic, the Mediterranean and even Russia.


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285527 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nghia Huu Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Nghia Huu Nguyen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nghia Huu Nguyen to Kenji Neil Isoyama. 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 12/1/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 11, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285507 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Harmony Ya-Shing Chi. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Harmony Ya-Shing Chi, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Harmony Ya-Shing Chi to Harmony Ya-Shing Shyr. 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 12/1/2015 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 11, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV282313 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Khuong Huu Thuc Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Khuong Huu Thuc Nguyen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Khuong Huu Thuc Nguyen to Kara Thuc-Khuong Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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 12/08/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281206 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Valarie Solis. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Valarie Solis, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jedidian Ian Solis to Jedidian Ian Ramirez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/08/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284686 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Beatrice Magdaleno and Oscar Ramirez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Beatrice Magdaleno and Oscar Ramirez, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Oscar Julian Ramirez to Julian Ramirez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/17/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 21, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609095 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Royal Prestige Of The Bay Area Inc. 1615 Alum Rock Ave San

Jose, CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. Royal Prestige Of The Bay Area Inc. 1615 Alum Rock Ave San Jose CA, 95116. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/24/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jaime Rodriguez CEO September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/11/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608909 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Express Copy & More 2261 The Alameda Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara County. Jandark F. Sharfi 2261 The Alameda Santa Clara CA, 95050. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/1/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jandark F. Sharfi September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609027 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Adc Painting and Janitorial Service 3035 Pearl Ave Apt 4 San Jose CA, 95136, Santa Clara County. Carmen Zaragoza 3035 Pearl Ave Apt 4 San Jose, CA 95136. 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.) Carmen Zaragoza September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/09/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608904 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Fronteras Service 1118 E. William St San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. Leticia Corro 870 Saratoga Ave F 210 San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/04/15 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Leticia Corro September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/04/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609057 The following person(s) is

(are) doing business, Javiers Jumpers 661 Eden Ave San Jose CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Francisco Javier Estrada Lara 661 Eden Ave San Jose CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Francisco Javier Estrada Lara September18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/10/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609116 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Taqueria Parrilladas 2980 Aborn Square Rd San Jose CA, 95121 Santa Clara County. Luciana Baez 274 Parmer Ave #A San Jose CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Luciana Baez September18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/11/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO.607776 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Southside Financial 3136 Story Rd. Suite#2 San Jose, CA 95127, CA 95148 , Santa Clara Co. Socorro Monatano-Soto and Andres B Soto 2910 Archwood Dr. San Jose, Ca 95148. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Socorro Montano-Soto August 7, 14, 21, 28, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/04/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285191 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Clifford Jackson Spradlin and Hyunju Cho. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Clifford Jackson Spradlin and Hyunju Cho, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Milo Caleb Spardlin to Milo Ian Spradlin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/24/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2015 petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 2, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284264 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bianca Bravo. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Bianca Bravo, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bianca Bravo to Bianca Bravo Quinarez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/10/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 12, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608553 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Tellas Fashion Boutique 1645 Bermuda Way San Jose CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Eleuteria Valencia 1645 Bermuda Way San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/28/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Eleuteria Valencia September 11, 18,25; October 2, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608971 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, The Style Station 3136 Williams Rd San Jose CA, 95117 Santa Clara County. Amalia Gonzalez 2320 Park Grove Way Modesto CA, 95358. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 9/8/2015 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Amalia Gonzalez September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/8/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607995 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Mon-

terey Sheetmetal 180 Fox Hollow Circle Morgan Hill CA, 95037 Santa Clara County. Gabriel Martinez 180 Fox Hollow Circle Morgan Hill CA, 95037. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/06/2013 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gabriel Martinez September 11, 18, 25; October 2, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 8/12/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284935 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jesucita Ortiz Rodriguez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jesucita Ortiz Rodriguez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elicel Rofes Ortiz to Elicel Robies Ortiz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/24/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 27, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284930 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jianmei Su. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jianmei Su, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jianmei Su to Rachel Su Windsor. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/24/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 27, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV283039 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ashly Jesus Delgado. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ashley Jesus Delgado, has filed a petition for Change of


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SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2015 Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ashley Jesus Delgado to Ashly Velasquez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/13/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV283033 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Efren Delgado. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Efren Delgado, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Efren Delgado to Efren Velasquez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/13/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV283530 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tenaya Catherine Mcgraw. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Tenaya Catherine Mcgraw, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tenaya Catherine McGraw to Tenaya Catherine Hill. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/27/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 24, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 4,11,18, 25, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285110 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the

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

St San Jose CA, 95110. This business is conducted by an corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 02/09/2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Jesus Ortiz Secretary September 4,11,14, 25, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/28/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608680 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, ALM Custom Paintings 1577 Mt Pleasant Dr San Jose CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. Armando Mendoza Mt Pleasant Dr San Jose CA, 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 2010. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Armando Mendoza September 4,11,14, 25, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/01/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284068 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Janalyn Ratuita and Joel Laxamana. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Janalyn Ratuita and Joel Laxamana, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jonathan Paolo Ratuita Laxamana to Jonathan Paolo Lomahan Ratuita. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/3/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 6, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284476 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Xingzlii Luo and Junying Ma. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Xingzlii Luo and Junying Ma, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sophia Ma to Sophia Luo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/10/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N.

First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV278684 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kassaye Demessew Negash. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kassaye Demessew Negash, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kassaye Demessew Negash to Wesson Negash Asefa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. June 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284449 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Micaela Moran. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Micaela Moran, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Micaela Moran to Michelle Moran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/17/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284711 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mayela Sepulveda. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Mayela Sepulveda, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mallela Sepulveda to Mayela Sepulveda. THE COURT ORDERS that all

persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/17/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 24, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607792 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Reyna’s Fresh Produce 2054 Jamaica Way San Jose CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Genoveva Rodriguez Jimenez 2054 Jamaica Way San Jose CA 95110. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Genoveva Rodriguez Jimenez August 28; September 4,11,18, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608276 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, The Weed Solution 6130 Monterey Hwy #144 San Jose CA 95138, Santa Clara County. Robert J. Newmeyer 1107 Frankfurt Ave #5 San Jose CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Robert J. Newmeyer August 28; September 4,11,18,2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/20/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 608076 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Buidstaff 574 Glenmoor Circle Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara County. Deepti Shrivastava 574 Glenmoor Circle Milpitas, CA 95035. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Deepti Shrivastava August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/14/15

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The Navy has agreed to limit sonar use to protect marine mammals from disorientation and harm. These whales beached themselves in the Canary Islands. Credit: Vidal Martin, Sociedad para el Estudio de los Cetáceos en el Archipelago Canarias

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE The U.S. Navy has agreed to stop using sonar and explosives in sensitive areas off the coasts of California and Hawaii to protect marine mammals. This week, a federal court ratified a legal settlement, ending two cases brought against the Navy by conservation groups. They argued that sonar can cause whales and dolphins to go deaf and even die, and that constant marine-training exercises harass the animals, who then alter their patterns of feeding and breeding. Attorney David Henkin with the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice said this resolution was a long time coming. “For many years, we have been urging the Navy to take some reasonable steps,” he said, “and the response consistently has been that, ‘It’s not possible to do that.’ “ The Navy now has agreed to take the animals’ needs into account when scheduling its war games and other training exercises. Ships will avoid corridors important to reproduction, feeding and migration, especially near San Diego Bay, Catalina Island and the Channel Islands. Attorney Zak Smith with the Natural Resources Defense Council said his organization has been working on this issue for 15 years. He applauded the Navy for agreeing to slow its ships down in certain areas, in order to reduce ship strikes of whales. “This is a great result to settle those disagreements,” he said, “by showing that we can achieve all our national security needs while at the same time maximizing protections for marine mammals.” Parts of the agreement take effect immediately and others within 60 days. The settlement expires in 2018. The settlement agreement is online at earthjustice.org.


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sonas en nuestra sociedad”, dijo Parras, hijo de un méxico-americano héroe de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. “La lucha por la justicia social parece no terminar nunca. Pero nunca debemos renunciar a la esperanza.”

El Sierra Club ha distinguido al héroe de la justicia medioambiental Juan Parras, de Houston, TX, con su Premio Robert Bullard como reconocimiento a su incansable y valiente lucha por el bienestar y la dignidad de comunidades que sufren algunas de las injusticias medioambientales más egregias del país.

El premio se nombró en honor al Dr. Robert Bullard, considerado “el padre del movimiento de justicia medioambiental”. El mismo Dr. Bullard dedicó estas palabras sobre la excepcional carrera de Parras luchando por el bien común.

Parras fue reconocido por el Club junto con una larga lista de individuos que se han distinguido trabajando para explorar, disfrutar y proteger el medio ambiente, incluyendo el líder de la minoría del Senado Federal, Harry Reid, a quien se le galardonó con el Premio Edgar Wayburn al servicio sobresaliente del medio ambiente por un funcionario gubernamental. La mayoría de los galardones serán presentados durante una ceremonia en San Francisco, el sábado, 12 de septiembre. Parras, fundador y director ejecutivo del t.e.j.a.s. (Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services) en Houston, ha dedicado su vida a denunciar y luchar contra las injusticias medioambientales perpetradas por industrias contaminadoras que se instalan junto a comunidades de color y bajos ingresos. “Es preocupante, en estos tiempos, ver el racismo, la discriminación y el odio en el trato a las minorías y otras per-

“El premio se le otorgó a Juan para reconocer sus dos décadas de dedicación y tenacidad en su lucha por la justicia medioambiental y económica en Louisiana, Texas y el Golfo de México”, dijo el Dr. Bullard. “Durante estos muchos años ha sido una voz consistente para las muchas ‘comunidades invisibles’ en una región conocida por sus muchos retos medioambientales. Sus palabras y hechos demuestran que el verdadero principio de la justicia medioambiental es que los más afectados por la contaminación deben hablar por sí mismos”. Parras actualmente trabaja en Manchester, el barrio de Houston que es un 95% hispano y contiene una de las mayores concentraciones de instalaciones petroquímicas del país. Una serie investigativa del Houston Chronicle develó que los niveles de sustancias tóxicas son tan altos en Manchester que vivir allí equivale a estar atascado en tráfico 24 horas al día, siete día a la semana. La contaminación potencialmente letal es tan intensa, de hecho, que Manchester es el mayor emisor de sustancias cancerígenas del país. “Para personas que saben poco o nada de la justicia medioam-

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biental,” dice Parras. “se les hace fácil impresionarse cuando les llevas a barrios afectados por los peligros y la degradación medioambiental y la contaminación. En muchas ocasiones es un caso de ‘ver para creer’ cómo las comunidades de bajos ingresos quedan expuestas a los peores peligros medioambientales imaginables”. Una encuesta del Sierra Club en 2012 develó que el 43% de los votantes hispanos vive peligrosamente cerca de un lugar tóxico, ya sea una refinería, una planta de combustión de carbón, una gran autopista o un campo agrícola. Más del 70% respondió que apoya sólidas protecciones medioambientales y de salud pública. “La justicia medioambiental se trata realmente de confrontar prácticas discriminatorias intencionales de un sistema conocedor de las consecuencias de sus actos que busca justificarse diciendo solo que es ‘una sabia decisión comercial’ construir sus instalaciones tóxicas en comunidades de color y bajos ingresos. Yo no veo la injusticia medioambiental como un movimiento. La veo como una práctica discriminatoria que debe abolirse de una vez por todas”, dice Parras. Tras décadas de incesante dedicación a proteger a su comunidad, Parras no está realmente interesado en recompensas personales. El busco algo mucho más substancial. “Es un honor y estoy muy orgulloso de este galardón”, dice. “Pero ni yo ni cualquier persona que yo conozco personalmente buscamos premios por nuestro trabajo. Buscamos justicia medioambiental para los lugares donde vivimos, donde jugamos y donde trabajamos. ¿Es eso demasiado pedir?”


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Presented by the Cashion Cultural Legacy and featuring Los Lupeños Juvenil and the music of Mexican Singer Gabriela Bojórquez September 26 | 27 Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater San Jose CALIFONRIA August 15, 2015 – The Cashion Cultural Legacy presents renowned Mexican folk dance company Los Lupeños de San José in Antaño, a full concert production that will transport audiences to the unforgettable México of long ago in a series of dance choreographies different in their form, spirit, and character. Los Lupeños is directed by award winning choreographer Samuel Cortez and also features Los Lupeños Juvenil and the music of celebrated Mexican singer Gabriela Bojórquez. Antaño will take place at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, corner of Alum Rock and King in San José, on Saturday September 26th at 8pm and Sunday September 27th

at 2pm. Tickets available online at: loslupenos.brownpapertickets.com About Los Lupeños de San José (loslupenos.org) Los Lupeños de San José is a Mexican folk dance company founded in 1969 by Susan Cashion, PhD and Ramón Morones whose dream was to create a folklórico group in California with a strong dance foundation and an emphasis on tradition that would rival companies in México. Los Lupeños quickly became an institution in San José and elsewhere as opportunities to share their celebrated dance suites arose all over the United States as well as in México, England, and Ireland. Los Lupeños and Los Lupeños Juvenil, our new youth ensemble, are both led by Artistic Director Samuel Cortez, originally from Celaya, Guanajuato, México. Cortez is an awardwinning choreographer who studied under master instructors and researchers in Mexico. About Cashion Cultural Legacy (cashionculturallegacy.org) The Cashion Cultural Legacy is a 501(3)(c) non-profit arts organization whose mis-

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sion is to sustain the preservation, presentation, and education of Mexican folk culture through dance. Founded in 1995 by the late Dr. Susan V. Cashion, the Cashion Cultural Legacy accomplishes its mission by operating Los Lupeños de San José (a professional Mexican folk dance company), offering accessible classes to the community via Los Lupeños Academy in collaboration with the School of Arts and Culture @MHP, operating an annual artist exchange of dancers, directors, and choreographers between California and Mexico, and researching and documenting the art form. About Gabriela Bojórquez Originally from Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, México Gabriela Bojórquez currently resides in Tijuana, Baja California where she performs in large theaters, small intimate venues, and community festivals. A multi-faceted singer, musician, and actress, Bojórquez promotes cultural events at the prestigious venue El Lugar del Nopal in Tijuana. She has collaborated on 4 CDs and has also performed at many events in the United States, including in Los Angeles, San Diego, and New York.

Festival Returns to Shoreline Amphitheater

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The fan favorite event will bring top dance music acts back to Shoreline Amphitheater & Grounds in Mountain View, Calif. for two days of celebration, Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27. Dozens of artists will perform across multiple creatively designed stages surrounded by a sea of beautiful décor, interactive art installations, and playful performers. “There’s something about the Bay Area that makes Beyond Wonderland truly come alive,” said Pasquale Rotella, Founder and CEO of Insomniac. “The entire Insomniac family is excited to take our annual Northern California road trip, and we’re going to bring some of the world’s best dance music artists along for the ride.”

Since 2013, Beyond Bay Area has hosted a sold-out crowd of 50,000 smiling fans. Last year, more than 50 top and emerging dance music acts from around the globe performed across four uniquely designed stages including the breath-taking “Queen’s Domain” stage. Spanning over 200 feet, the massive structure featured a 40-foot animated caterpillar perched atop a glowing mushroom amongst a scene of flowers and foliage. Scattered throughout the festival grounds were beautiful interactive art installations and booming Art Cars, specially created for Insomniac. Roaming theatrical performers and mesmerizing décor transported festivalgoers into another world. This year’s festival will bring even more surprises for fans, letting them journey even farther into the whimsical world of Wonderland. Two-day general admission and VIP passes to Beyond Wonderland, Bay Area are now on sale. A payment plan option is also available.

For updates and announcements on Beyond Wonderland, Bay Area, please visit BayArea.BeyondWonderland.com and follow Beyond Wonderland on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information and to stay up to date with the latest Insomniac news, visit www. insomniac.com.  Take a look at the first round of eclectic artists shaping the 2015 lineup below: Arty Audien Billon Bingo Players Brillz Calvin Harris Carnage D.O.D DeafMind Dj Snake Dyloot Firebeatz Flux Pavilion Friction G JONES

John Beaver Jordan Suckley Kidnap Kid Kill The Noise Knife Party Laidback Luke Loadstar Markus Schulz Motez MUST DIE! Protohype

Quintino Sean Tyas Shelco Garcia & Teenwolf Showtek Simon Patterson SNR The Magician Tiësto Tujamo Ummet Ozcan Yellow Claw


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en cine, pues falleció apenas en mayo pasado a los 74 años.

Sinopsis En una aventura por rescatar a México de la destrucción, La India María debe encontrar a toda costa El mágico espejo negro de Tezcatlipoca antes de que lo hagan una ambiciosa gobernadora y un arqueólogo, que quieren usarlo para beneficio personal. Este viaje se convertirá en una frenética persecución para apoderarse del cristal mágico y preservar el tesoro de Moctezuma. Acerca de la película Después de 15 años regresa La India María, aquel personaje taquillero que interpretó durante varios años la actriz poblana María Elena Velasco. Desde Las delicias del poder (1999) no había aparecido en pantalla grande. La hija de Moctezuma fue su último trabajo

SICARIO Presenta ALEJANDRO: ¿ALIADO O ASESINO?

“Nada tendrá sentido para tus oídos norteamericanos, y dudarás de todo lo que hagamos. Pero al final dirás: ‘Esos tipos tenían razón’”.–

Alejandro El personaje más inquietante de la película es el complejo corazón de Sicario: Alejandro es al mismo tiempo un valiente ex fiscal que sufre por su familia asesinada, un compasivo protector para Kate y un sicario en su propio camino, dispuesto a hacer cualquier cosa con tal de hundir a los carteles de drogas que destruyeron su vida. El guionista Sheridan imaginó a Benicio Del Toro en el

papel incluso mientras trabajaba en el guión. Apropiadamente, el carismático actor nacido en Puerto Rico ha ganado antes de eso un Oscar® por su inolvidable retrato de un astuto policía de Tijuana en un costado diferente de la guerra contra las drogas que muestra la película de Steven Soderbergh, Traffic. También fue nominado por su interpretación de un ex convicto converso en 21 Grams, de Alejandro González Inárritu, y ha ofrecido una amplia variedad

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La India María la catapultó a la fama, y apareció en las pantallas de cine a finales de la década de 1960, en cintas como El bastardo, y continuó en los años 70 con Pobre pero honrada, El miedo no anda en burro y Tonta pero no tanto, entre otras. La India María forma parte de la historia fílmica mexicana y es parte innegable de la cultura popular, personaje que se distinguió por vestir enaguas coloridas, huaraches y blusas brillosas. María Elena Velasco comenzó su carrera en la década de los 60 como bailarina y cantante. Su vida se desarrolló en los escenarios teatrales durante muchos años hasta que un día recibió la orden para que saliera al escenario con un sketch de 15 minutos que pudiera entretener a los presentes.

Preparó su atuendo con enaguas y blusa colorida, tal como lo usan muchas indígenas en México, y escribió un breve discurso con crítica social que dejaba ver la discriminación y las diferencias raciales y económicas, elementos que también salen a relucir en La hija de Moctezuma. Esta película rescata el cine popular que se consumía durante las décadas de los 70, los 80 y parte de los 90. El cineasta Iván Lipkies, hijo de María Elena Saldaña, dirigió por tercera vez a su madre (¡Ay María qué puntería! y Las delicias del poder) Destaca el trabajo actoral de la misma Velasco, así como del experimentado actor de comedia Eduardo Manzano y el reconocido Rafael Inclán. Además participan la primera actriz Irma Dorantes y Raquel Garza. Para el director La hija de Moctezuma no tiene ninguna pretensión más que hacer reír al público: “Mi película es palomera y no tengo problema en decirlo”.

de actuaciones memorables, desde su participación en el universo de novela negra de Sin City hasta encarnar al Che Guevara y su reciente interpretación de un abogado de la década del 60 en la película de Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice. Del Toro afirma que la complejidad del personaje lo atrajo al proyecto. La pregunta que más hondo caló en él fue si Alejandro puede vivir realmente con las cosas que ha hecho o si ya ha aceptado que el precio que va a pagar es ser para siempre un maginado de la sociedad. “Alejandro solía ser un fiscal, y luego su familia fue asesinada en medio de la guerra contra el narcotráfico, así que desde ese momento él se ha convertido en una especie de asesino de los capos de la droga. ¿Pero es una mala persona? No lo sé”, reflexiona el actor. “No diría que tomó malas decisiones para llegar a donde está; ciertas circunstancias controladas por otras personas lo obligaron a ser quien es. Le han dado este rol de asesino a sueldo para el gobierno de Estados Unidos, por lo que vive en este mundo oscuro y sangriento. Está dispuesto a hacerlo por sus propias razones, pero ¿puede volver alguna vez a formar

parte de la sociedad después de que se ha convertido en eso?”. Iwanyk agrega: “Benicio es uno de esos actores clásicos que te dice: `Dame menos líneas de diálogo. Quiero interpretarlo con los ojos. Quiero interpretarlo con el modo en que asiento con la cabeza o cómo desvío la mirada’.

En ciertos momentos, su interpretación de Alejandro es muy tranquila e interna, pero de repente se vuelve poderosa y magnética. Realmente es el corazón y el alma de esta película”.


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SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2015

Eduardo Hilario SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR Destiny is the latest game from Bungie Studios. Released in 2014, This MMO first person shooter had mixed reviews. Many people praised it for its solid game play and interesting premise, Humanity is thrusted into a golden age by an extraterrestrial being known only as The Traveler. Human life span tripled and technological wonders were discovered. Eventually this would all come to an end when it is discovered that the traveler was being chased by an evil force known as the darkness. With it came The Collapse, a cataclysmic event that left most of the earth shrouded in Darkness. The only haven left is The Last City, the only place the Traveler can protect. With year 2 of Destiny comes the third expansion of the game, The Taken King. The excitement for this expansion was increased by the developers constantly live streaming footage for the expansion every Wednesday up until its release. The expansion begins with you, a guardian, a customizable character who was revived by

the Traveler, getting a distress signal from one of the races of the darkness, the Cabal. Curious as to why the Cabal are sending a distress signal, your commander, Commander Zaval sends you to investigate the origin of the signal, which is their base in Phobos, Mar’s moon. Upon arriving, you discover that the entire base has been destroyed. You enter the base only to encounter Orxy, The Taken King, and he bring his army of Taken, soulless enemies that have been ripped out of the dimension and stripped of their own will. Orxy arrives in our solar system to avenge his son, Crota, main boss of the Raid that came with the expansion, The Dark Below, whom you, your guardian, killed in order to save the last city on earth from destruction. With his arrival comes a whole new area to explore, The Dreadnaught, Oryx’s massive war ship, residing on the rings of Saturn. All the legendary gear from year 1 is immediately outclassed by lower rarity year 2 armor and weapons. The leveling system is more streamlined than before, and a bunch of new Strikes, Crucuble, Person versus Person multiplayer, maps, new game modes, like Rift, a game where the main objec-

tive is the take a relic from the center of the map and move it the enemy rift to ignite it, and, more notably, the new subclasses for the three classes of guardian, Warlock, Titan, and Hunter. The Warlock gets arc like abilities, including a super in which you glide around the battlefield, able to shoot lightning from your hands. The Hunter gets a void bow that, when fired, releases a ball which releases tethers to ensnare nearby enemies. Finally, the Titan gets a solar hammer that he can throw and cause massive explosions. At the time of writing this, one of the big activities of the expansion, the King’s Fall Raid, has not been released but, with what we’ve seen so far in terms of content, the anticipation for it is at an all time high. It will be released on September 18, three days after the release of this expansion. The developers have promised a more meaty challenge than previous raids and multiple bosses leading up to the climatic battle with Oryx, The Taken King. We’ll have to wait and see if Bungie will deliver in their promise. I have high hopes for it The Taken King is definitely a massive expansion. It could have almost been a whole

new game. I have put at least 10 hours into it and I haven’t even scratched the surface all that this expansion. This not only met my expectations, but far exceeded them. This expansion adds so much more story to the vanilla game, which it was lacking in prior to its release. The ex-

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ploring of the Dreadnaught is fun and exciting. Who knows what adventures or enemies you’ll run into. I highly recommend getting this expansion. For all the people who haven’t bought the game, Bungie released the collector edition, which comes with the base game and the

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three expansions, The Dark Below, The House of Wolves, and The Taken King. What awaits us in year 2 of destiny? We can only sit and wait, but I’m sure it will be a great year for all guardians.


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About National Hispanic Heritage Month Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, San Francisco cultures and contributions CALIFORNIA of American citizens whose Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following ancestors came from Spain, statement Monday in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Month, which began on Tuesday: The observation started “Each Hispanic Heritage Month, America celebrates the in 1968 as Hispanic Heririch and lasting contributions of generations of Latinos to tage Week under President our country’s cultural, artistic, athletic and scientific achieve- Lyndon Johnson and was ments. From winning Olympic gold medals and pioneering expanded by President Ronnew fields of medicine, to serving in the Armed Forces, in Con- ald Reagan in 1988 to cover gress and on the U.S. Supreme Court – the Latino community a 30-day period starting on continues to strengthen our great nation with its creativity, di- September 15 and ending on October 15. It was enacted versity and extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit. into law on August 17, 1988, “Today, young DREAMers seek to continue that legacy by on the approval of Public building a future in the only land they’ve ever known as home.  Law 100-402. In the United States, where we honor the motto ‘E Pluribus The day of September 15 is Unum’, out of many we are one, DREAMers represent a tradition of immigrants and newcomers who bring their hopes and significant because it is the aspirations to our shores, who strengthen our society and our anniversary of independence economy, and who, in every generation, make America even for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvamore American. dor, Guatemala, Honduras “The strength of our nation lies in the beauty of our diver- and Nicaragua. In addition, sity.  The beauty is in the mix and, this month, we are espe- Mexico and Chile celebrate cially proud to celebrate the beautiful diversity of the Latino their independence days on community.   In keeping with that tradition, Congress must September 16 and Septempass comprehensive immigration reform and ensure that ber18, respectively. Also, every generation has an opportunity to strengthen our great Columbus Day or Día de la democracy.  During this Hispanic Heritage Month, we must Raza, which is October 12, make the American Dream a reality for every immigrant and falls within this 30 day period. for every family.”

Overview National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture and to honor five of our Central American neighbors who celebrate their independence in September. National Hispanic Heritage Month had its origins in 1968 when Congress passed Pub. L. 90-498 <http:// www.loc.gov/law/help/commemorative-observations/ pdf/Pub.%20L.%2090-498. pdf>   (PDF, 153KB),   which authorized and requested the President to issue an annual proclamation designating the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week.  By directing that this week should include September 15 and 16, this law celebrated Hispanic Americans and the anniversaries of independence for the Latin American countries of Costa Rico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as well as Mexico’s independence on September 16.   In 2010 Mexico is celebrating the bicentennial of its independence. President Lyndon Johnson issued the first such proclamation, Presidential Proclamation 3869, which stated in part: Wishing to pay special trib-

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ute to the Hispanic tradition, and having in mind the fact that our five Central American neighbors celebrate their Independence Day on the fifteenth of September and the Republic of Mexico on the sixteenth, the Congress by House Joint Resolution 1299, has requested the President to issue annually a proclamation designating the week including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week. Between 1969 and 1988 Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan issued a series of annual proclamations that designated a week in September including September 15 and 16 as National Hispanic Heritage Week. These proclamations celebrated the contributions to America of men and women of Hispanic origin as well as recalling the work of the early Spanish explorers and settlers. In 1988 Congress passed Pub. L. 100-402 <http:// w w w.lo c .gov/ law/ help/ commemorative-observations/pdf/Pub.%20L.%20 100-402.pdf>  (PDF, 58KB) which amended Pub. L. 90498 <http://www.loc.gov/ law/help/commemorativeobservations/pdf/Pub.%20 L.%2090-498.pdf>   (PDF, 153 KB) and established National Hispanic Heritage

Month. The President was again authorized and requested to issue an annual proclamation designating the “31-day period beginning September 15 and ending on October 15” as National Hispanic Heritage Month.   President George H.W. Bush issued the first proclamation, Presidential Proclamation 6021 <http:// www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ ws/index.php?pid=1740> , for National Hispanic Heritage Month on September 14, 1989.  Between 1990 and 2009 Presidents George H.W. Bush, Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have issued annual proclamations for National Hispanic Heritage Month.   On September 14, 1994, President Clinton issued Presidential Proclamation 6719 <http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index. php?pid=49081> , which recognized the extraordinary contributions and culture of Hispanic Americans.  Most recently on September 18, 2009, President Obama issued Presidential Proclamation 8417 <http:// w w w.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/ FR-2009-09-18/pdf/E922744.pdf>   (PDF) proclaiming National Hispanic Heritage Month for 2009 to celebrate and honor the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans.


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SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2015

Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR La compasión no significa lástima, según el Diccionario Larousse, la compasión es un sentimiento de piedad. Pero el significado verdadero de esta acción conlleva mucho más que piedad, también implica agradecimiento, bondad, generosidad y solidaridad. Se imaginan que hermosa fuera nuestra existencia si todos decidiéramos actuar de manera compasiva no sólo con el prójimo, también con nuestro planeta y con todo ser viviente. Estamos viviendo en un mundo lleno de apatía dónde lo más importante es quizá el dinero y lo que éste puede comprar. No existe la solidaridad con el planeta y la ecología. Hace unas semanas observé unas fotografías en facebook de unos cazadores, posando ante la cámara junto a sus presas, una jirafa y un oso muerto a los pies de estos personajes. Qué adrenalina tan viciada corre por las venas de estas personas. Les produce euforia el hacer lo que hacen, matar un ser viviente por deporte. Qué mentes más crueles. Pero esto solamente refleja un ejemplo extremo de crueldad

donde existe una ausencia de compasión inmensa, casi infinita. Actualmente sufrimos en California de una sequía prolongada, he sentido una gran tristeza el observar algunos arroyos sin agua, ya no parecen arroyos, parecen caminos contaminados con basura. Ante tantas profecías que auguran catástrofes, y guerras nucleares que pudieran provocar el tan mencionado fin del mundo; en realidad al paso que vamos, seremos nosotros mismos quiénes provocaremos un desastre natural global. La tierra está sobre poblada y nos hemos convertido en verdugos de nuestro propio hogar. Debemos alimentar el espíritu de compasión por nuestro planeta. Que se acabe esa costumbre de tirar basura en las calles, que las personas que visitan las playas, los ríos y los lagos no dejen sus desperdicios de comida y bebida tirados en la arena. Que exista respeto por el ambiente natural de las especies animales. Es terrible el hecho que toda esa basura tirada en la calle vaya a parar a los ríos y manantiales. Comencemos a conservar el agua, suena dramático pero según algunos investigadores se ha creado la hipótesis que en el año 2050 sólo existirá

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la cuarta parte del agua dulce que ahora tenemos. Las sequías están ocurriendo en todos los continentes. Si nos llenamos de compasión podremos salvar a nuestro planeta, procurando así un futuro bienestar a las nuevas generaciones. Debemos ayudar a conservar los recursos naturales, el agua, los bosques, los animales, convertirnos en protectores del ecosistema, aún estamos a tiempo y todos podemos y debemos hacerlo. Sintamos compasión por el dolor o el sufrimiento del prójimo, seamos solidarios, la tierra está padeciendo y ocurrirán catástrofes de las cuáles seremos las víctimas principales si no actuamos ahora. Debemos procurar cuidados y ser compasivos con nuestro planeta. Tener compasión es sentir bondad hacia los demás, y hacia todo ser viviente, un saludo de buenos días, una sonrisa, dar gracias, ser cortés con todo el mundo, y por supuesto, procurar bienestar a nuestro planeta, eso es ser compasivo. Al ser compasivos estamos creando una aura de bondad a nuestro alrededor, bondad que nos será retribuida con creces. La compasión, es la clave para un mundo mejor.

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SHARKS UNVEIL “HERITAGE JERSEY” Team Will Wear the Special Jersey Only Three Times During the 2015-16 Season Terry Smith-Created Design Adds Modern Touches To Original Sharks Sweater San Jose CALIFORNIA

Over the weekend the San Jose Sharks officially unveiled their highly-anticipated “Heritage Jersey,” which will be worn on three occasions during the 201516 season in celebration of the team’s 25th anniversary. The scheduled Heritage Jersey nights are Nov. 3 vs. Columbus, Dec. 1 vs. Pitts-

burgh and Jan. 18 vs. Ottawa. The Heritage Jersey was designed by Terry Smith, who created the original Sharks logo and uniforms, and many of the other iconic designs associated with the team. According to Smith, the idea was to create a sweater that honored the tradition of the original Sharks jersey, worn from 1991 through 1998, and update it with a touch of the current uniform design, blending the Sharks 25 years of history.

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“After a lot of thought, we determined that we would combine elements from the past with elements of the present,” said Smith. “We decided to go back to the original stripping patterns used on the original sweaters as a way to honor the past. We opted to use the darker teal and other adjusted colors used on the uniforms today to connect with the present. We made some slight adjustments on the original crest and shoulder patches to update them slightly to make them cleaner, but the changes are subtle. You will have to look pretty hard to see the differences. We wanted to preserve the integrity of the original designs and patterns.   “Sometimes the best way to honor the past is simply to remember it as it was. The look was pretty cool back then, and for those who didn’t get to experience the first time around we hope they find it just as cool today. We hope we our choices will allow the fans to enjoy the best of the past and present as we honor 25 years of Sharks hockey and all of the men who have taken ice as proud members of the men in teal.”   The Heritage Jersey was officially unveiled in person at the 2015 Sharks Fan Fest on September 12th, 2015 and launched online with a special video featuring several prominent Sharks alumni.   The Heritage Jersey and a wide variety of Sharksthemed 25th anniversary merchandise is available now at the Sharks Store at SAP Center at San Jose.

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