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VOLUME 38 ISSUE 38 | WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM | SEPTEMBER 22 - 28, 2017


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OPINION

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SEPTEMBER 22 - 28, 2017

IT’S HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (SEPTEMBER 15TH - OCTOBER 15TH)

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR “Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.” “The observation started as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson (1968); was expanded by President Ronald Reagan (1988) to cover a 30-day period starting September 15 and ending October 15. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402.” “The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for 5 Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. Also, Columbus Day or Día de la Raza, which is October 12, falls within this 30-day period.” (Source: google Hispanic Heritage Month) It was entirely fitting that this 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month began with the traditional Mexican Flag raising ceremony at San Jose City Hall to celebrate 'el Grito' (the war cry) which began the revolt against Spain with the

outcome that Mexico became an independent sovereign nation (September 16, 182X). Mayor Sam Liccardo and Vice-Mayor Magdalena Carrasco are able to trace their family histories back to Spain (Liccardo) and Mexico (Carrasco). And today, five of ten San Jose City Council Districts have Latino elected officials representing their communities: Sergio Jimenez (D2); Raul Peralez (D3); Vice Mayor Magdalena Carrasco (D5); Sylvia Arenas (D7) and Donald Rocha (D9). Also, it was very fitting that La Raza Historical Society of Santa Clara Valley sponsored its 'first time ever' fund-raiser event which began at the 'Ernesto Galarza Memorial Table' located on 'El Paseo' pedestrian walkway by the Fairmont Hotel on Market Street. It was Galarza's research and use of the written word as weapons which established the exploitive labor practices of Campesinos (farm workers) by agri-businesses. “Ernesto Galarza (August 15, 1905–June 22, 1984) was a Mexican-American labor activist, professor, poet, writer, and key figure in the history of immigrant farm worker organization in California.” “Born in Jalcocotan, near Tepic in the Mexican state of Nayarit, Galarza immigrated with his mother and two uncles to Sacramento, California. As recalled in his autobiography, Barrio Boy, the young Galarza successfully navigated the cultural differences in the public-school system, received a scholarship to Occidental College, LA, and then went on to earn a master's degree in history at Stanford University (1929).”

“Galarza worked with the Pan-American Union (now the Organization of American States) in Washington D.C. (1936-1947) publishing analyses on educational, labor and infrastructure issues in Latin America. In 1947, he completed his doctoral dissertation on the electricity industry in Mexico and earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University.” “Galarza worked as a labor organizer and a key leader in laying the groundwork for the emergence in California of the farm labor movement. National Farm Labor Union. Galarza began organizing farm workers in California in 1948 as research and education director of the American Federation of Labor's short-lived National Farm Labor Union.” “Galarza organized a 1947 strike against the DiGiorgio Corporation in Arvin, California that lasted 30 months, and entangled the company and the union in suits and counter-suits for the following 15 years. Altogether between 1948 and 1959, Galarza and the union initiated some twenty strikes and labor actions.” “Although primarily an intellectual and scholar whose weapons were words (and concepts), Galarza initially played an activist's role with the AFL as the leader of several strikes. But he was completely thwarted by the bracero program and so abandoned the union leader's weapon of direct economic action for the intellectual's weapon of words in hopes of killing the program.” “A prolific writer, Galarza's best-known work is Merchants of Labor (1964), an exposé of the

abuses within the Bracero Program. The book was instrumental in the ending of the program, which in turn opened the door for Cesar Chavez to begin unionizing immigrant farmworkers in 1965.” “In 1956 Galarza was awarded the Bolivian Order of the Condor of the Andes.”. The Ernesto Galarza Applied Research Center at the University of California Riverside and other California elementary and secondary schools bear his name. His many books include: -Barrio Boy, 1971 -Merchants of Labor: The Mexican Bracero Story, 1964 -Spiders in the House and Workers in the Field, 1970 (source: google Ernesto Galarza) Plan to read one of these Galarza books to experience a feeling for that era. So, it was here in San Jose, CA that Cesar E. Chavez learned much about organizing while employed at CSO (Community Services Organization), San Jose, CA. Cesar successfully accomplished the first farmworker's union organization with the collaborative support of Philippine farm workers. The outcome is today's United Farm Workers of America, Delano, CA. La Raza Historical Society's event attracted 100+ individuals who listened to SJSU's Professor MoraTorres and Fernando Zazueta, Esq., President of this historical society, eloquently interpret the historical significance of the several locations. The 'Coiled Aztec Serpent' site (Quetzalcoatl) was the second site visited. However, the third site was a stone marker located in Cesar Chavez Plaza opposite the Bank of America branch (Park & Market Street).

This marker is located on the line which separated, in years past, the White Anglo community whose events were conducted on First Street. The Mexican Community's businesses, theaters, dance halls and events were conducted along Market Street prior to the 1950's. To the south and west from this marker all the way to the Guadalupe River were located the original Barrio homes where the Mexican community resided. That community was 'relocated' using eminent domain during 1980's by the Redevelopment Agency, City of San Jose, CA. That area is now occupied by Adobe, the Center for Performing Arts, banks and other high rise professional buildings along Almaden Blvd. The Latino community may now contribute their family histories, volunteer time and donate supportive treasure to La Raza Historical Society of Santa Clara Valley, convened by Ramon J. Martinez, Ph.D., whose founding members include several SJSU academics who, as founders, were recognized during the reception at the Mezcal Restaurant, 25 West San Fernando Street following the last site visited which was the San Jose Cathedral (Catholic). Its mission is to preserve (document) the Mexican historical involvements which were part of several social and economic transitions...agricultural (the Valley of the Heart's Delight); industrial (packing houses such as Del Monte); to today's Silicon Valley. Understand that without these documented records, Latino developmental involvement in this Santa Clara valley will not exist when future historians do their searches.

TODOS SOMOS HISPANOS Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Cada año se conmemora el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con eventos que exaltan a nuestros talentos, como expresión de los avances que hemos alcanzado los latinos en los Estados Unidos, a pesar de la hostilidad y las adversidades, y gracias a un espíritu de sacrificio que nos define como una comunidad trabajadora, luchadora y esforzada. El filósofo José Vasconcelos hablaba el siglo pasado de los latinoamericanos como una “raza cósmica”, un grandioso experimento compuesto por individuos de todos los orígenes raciales y étnicos, y fusionados física y espiritualmente hacia un destino común como modelos de universalidad.

Una encuesta realizada por el centro de investigación Pew en 2013 arrojó luz a la manera en que nos vemos en el espejo y lo que primero que salta a la vista es que una mayoría de nosotros no se siente ni hispano ni latino sino mexicano o salvadoreño o argentino o cubano. Un 54 por ciento de las personas de origen hispano prefieren ser descritas por el gentilicio de su ligar de nacimiento, un 23 por ciento favorecen el uso del término “americano” y sólo el 20 por ciento emplea indistintamente las palabras “hispano” o “latino”. Pero ante el clima de desprecio que experimenta la comunidad latina en Estados Unidos, es oportuno preguntarse qué significa ser hispano en este momento histórico, cómo identificamos aquello que nos une, a fin de forjar líneas

de acción en la consecución de objetivos comunes. Los hispanos venimos al mundo en todos los colores, sabores y tamaños. Sea nuestra piel color café con leche, oscura o blanca. Somos hispanos por origen y lenguaje, pero somos más mucho más que eso: Nos hermana un lazo profundo de conexión con el valor de la familia, con la convicción de que el trabajo dignifica y el optimismo de que la educación y el esfuerzo personal serán premiados con un futuro mejor. Por eso a los hispanos no nos define ni la ignorancia ni la xenofobia que se trasmina en la retórica propagandística de los políticos irresponsables, o en las expresiones de odio racista de los supremacistas y de los pseudo nativistas. Hace casi un cuarto de siglo, la revista

Time realizó un singular experimento computacional donde mezcló los rasgos de personas de todas las razas que habitan en los Estados Unidos para explicar la manera en la que los inmigrantes sestan moldeando lo que llamó la primera sociedad multicultural del mundo. El resultado fue el rostro de una joven mujer inconfundiblemente latina. Por eso no es descabellado sugerir que todos somos hispanos, al menos todos aquellos que compartimos los valores de la tolerancia, de la igualdad, de la honestidad, del sacrificio y del esfuerzo personal en aras del bien de los nuestros, de nuestras comunidades y de la nación. Viva la Herencia Hispana. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.

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CALENDAR

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SEPTEMBER 22 - 28, 2017

HOW TO HELP OUR NEIGHBORS IN MEXICO, PUERTO RICO, AND OUR OWN FLOOD VICTIMS Mexico City and its surrounding states (Morelos, Puebla, and Estado de México) were severely hit by an earthquake. This is the second quake in less than two weeks; the first was on September 7th (8.2-magnitude) and the second on the 19th (7.1-magnitude) There are hundreds of dead and missing people. For this reason, the organization of Mexican international students in Berkeley is making a fundraising campaign (https://www. gofundme.com/MEXASBMexicoEarthquake-help). The students' association will donate the funds to Los Topos (“The Moles”, as the rodents), an NGO of rescuers that look for survivors and corps to pull them from the wreckage of collapsed buildings. They were founded 32 years ago to assist in the recovery efforts during the 1985 Mexico City Earthquake that caused massive destruction and

loss of life. Please, if it's possible for you, consider to donate and spread the word. Any type of contribution counts. -CÓMO DONAR DESDE EL EXTRANJEROEl Gobierno de México agradece las muestras de apoyo y solidaridad que hemos recibidos desde el exterior. En respuesta a las múltiples consultas que hemos recibido, y por considerarlo de interés para toda la comunidad mexicana que reside en el exterior, informamos que la forma en que pueden ayudar para la reconstrucción de las zonas afectadas por el sismo del 19 de septiembre de 2017, son: 1.- A través de la Cruz Roja Mexicana: ¿Cómo donar desde el exterior? Las donaciones se canalizarán mediante el sitio web de la Cruz

Roja Mexicana https:// cruzrojadonaciones.org/. 1. Entra a la página y captura los datos para crear una cuenta. 2. Captura los datos de tu tarjeta de crédito o de una cuenta PAYPAL (la cantidad es en pesos mexicanos MXN) y selecciona la causa "SISMO 19/09/17" 3. La página confirma que la transacción fue exitosa y permite la expedición de un recibo. ¿Cómo donar a la Cruz Roja desde una cuenta bancaria nacional? A través de la cuenta de la Cruz Roja en Bancomer Cuenta: 0404040406 Nombre: Cruz Roja Mexicana I.A.P. Clabe: 012180004040404062 2.- También se puede contribuir al Fideicomiso privado "Fuerza México", el cual ha sido constituido por el Gobierno Federal en coordinación con el sector

privado, para canalizar las aportaciones de personas, organismos, organizaciones y empresas para las pesonas afectadas por los sismos ocurridos en el mes de septiembre de 2017 ¿Cómo donar en pesos mexicanos (MXN)? Cuenta BBVA Bancomer Cuentahabiente Nacional Financiera SNC (Fideicomiso Fuerza México) Número de cuenta 0110975907 CLABE Interbancaria 012180001109759075 ¿Cómo donar en Dólares Americanos (USD)? Cuenta BBVA Bancomer Cuentahabiente Nacional Financiera SNC (Fideicomiso Fuerza México) Número de cuenta 0110975915 CLABE Interbancaria 012180001109759156 Swift Code BCMRMXMM

-Don Francisco de Telemundo y celebridades unen fuerzas en un especial de 4 horas en horario central para las víctimas de México y Puerto Rico, el domingo 24 de septiembre a las 7pm/6cPresentado por Mario Kreutzberger ("Don Francisco"), ícono internacional de los medios, el especial de cuatro horas transmitido en vivo desde Miami, México, Puerto Rico, Houston y Los Ángeles, incluirá a celebridades para ayudar a despertar conciencia y recaudar fondos para la recuperación de las víctimas de México y Puerto Rico con la Cruz Roja a través de www. elpoderenti.com/cruzroja y 1-800-596-6567 QUÉ: Telemundo ofrece un especial en vivo de cuatro horas presentado por Mario Kreutzberger, Don Francisco, para reunir a las celebridades hispanas con la Cruz Roja en apoyo

a las víctimas del Huracán María en Puerto Rico y del terremoto de México. QUIÉN: Producido desde Miami, México, Puerto Rico, Houston y Los Ángeles, y transmitido en vivo con socios, Telemundo presentará a estrellas y celebridades como Rafael Amaya, Carlos Ponce, María Celeste Arrarás, José DíazBalart, Carlos Hermosillo, Gaby Espino, Miguel Varoni, Dana Paola y Mariana Seoane, entre muchos otros que se anunciarán pronto. CÓMO: Para ayudar a recaudar fondos para las víctimas de estos desastres naturales, los donantes pueden contribuir a través de www. elpoderenti.com/cruzroja y llamando al 1-800-5966567. CUÁNDO: Este domingo 24 de septiembre de 7-11pm/610pm CT.

DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Friday September 22, 2017 / 10am San Pedro Square 87 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA Free

FOUNTAIN ALLEY FRIDAYS Friday September 22, 2017 / 6pm Fountain Alley San Jose, CA Free

NAC COLLABORATIVE CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP Saturday September 23, 2017 / 8:30am/4:30pm San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA

SHARKS FAN FEST 2017 Sunday September 24, 2017 / 1pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $10 - $20

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

SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN ST. JAMES PARK Friday September 22, 2017 / 12pm St James Park N 2nd St San jose, CA Free

READING OF “ASK A MEXICAN” Friday September 22, 2017 / 7pm MACLA 510 S 1st St San Jose, CA $5 - $10

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

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

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

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Friday September 22, 2017 / 6pm St James Park N 2nd St San Jose, CA Free

API WORLDS 2017 Saturday September 23, 2017 / All Day San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $35 - $1899

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

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

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EDUCATION

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SEPTEMBER 22 - 28, 2017

NATIONAL POLL FINDS PARENTS OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Parents Reject DeVos Agenda to Defund Public Education and Divert Money from Public Schools to Charters and Vouchers regardless of background, have the opportunity to succeed (62 percent, and the top goal for African-American parents and low-income parents); and developing students’ criticalthinking and reasoning abilities (62 percent). • By a clear margin, parents identify two central challenges facing public schools today: inadequate funding (36 percent selected this as one of the top two problems), and too much standardized testing (35 percent). Parents also register concern over large class sizes (28 percent, and the highest concern for Latino and majorcity parents) and lack of support for teachers (22 percent).

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WASHINGTON—Three in four public school parents say the public schools their children attend provide them with an excellent or good education, and 79 percent of parents are satisfied with their children’s public schools when it comes to helping their children achieve their full potential, according to a nationwide poll of parents released this week by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). Parents’ highest priorities for their schools are providing a safe and secure environment, developing their children’s knowledge and skills, and ensuring equal opportunity for all kids, and they are deeply concerned by efforts to cut education funding. And parents favor a highquality neighborhood public school over having more choices of schools for their children by 71 to 29 percent, with majorities of major-city parents, low-income parents, African-American parents and Latino parents favoring a neighborhood public school over more choice. “These results match what I hear from parents and communities across the country,” said AFT President Randi Weingarten. “There is zero ambiguity when it comes to what parents want for their children’s education: safe and welcoming, well-funded neighborhood public schools that help children develop their knowledge and skills and ensure equal opportunity for all kids. Parents deeply support the public schools their children attend and are happy with the job public schools are doing. And while we will never be satisfied until every public school is a place parents want to send their children, educators want to work, and kids are engaged and happy, these results confirm the sentiment we’ve seen in other recent polls that show support for public education continuing to rise. Weingarten continued, “It’s striking that the agenda being pushed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to defund public education and divert resources to vouchers and other privatization schemes—even when they are cloaked as ‘choice’— is completely at odds with parents’ educational priorities. This is true across every race, political persuasion and area of the country. These results should serve as a clarion call to policymakers to stop defunding our schools and instead deliver on the priorities parents want, to reclaim the promise of public education for all children.” The survey, conducted by Hart Research Associates for the AFT, consisted of interviews with 1,200 public school parents and included subsamples of 233 African-American parents,

371 Latino parents, and 196 parents in major U.S. cities including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego and San Francisco. The interviews were conducted online from July 24 to Aug. 3, 2017. The results are the latest in a series of polls released this summer and fall on people’s priorities for public education. Gallup released a survey last week showing support for public schools was up by 7 points compared with 2012. PDK’s annual poll showed deep support for public schools and investments in wraparound services, such as mental health services and after-school programs, and resources to prepare students for successful lives and careers; it also showed strong opposition to funding vouchers for religious schools. And an Education Next poll showed public support for charter schools fell by 12 percentage points over the past year. Key Findings of the AFT’s Parent Poll: • Three in four parents (73 percent) say that the public schools their children attend provide them with an excellent or good quality education. Parents across the demographic spectrum give high marks to public schools, including AfricanAmericans (70 percent excellent or good), Latinos (74 percent), parents in major cities (73 percent), and low-income parents (71 percent). • Seventy-nine percent of parents are satisfied with their children’s public schools when it comes to helping their child or children achieve their full potential. This includes 82 percent of parents in major cities, 77 percent of African-American parents, 80 percent of Latino parents, 79 percent of low-income parents and 82 percent of parents who have a child with a disability. • Parents favor “a good quality neighborhood public school” (71 percent) over “more choices of which schools I can send my children to” (29 percent), with major-city parents (64 percent) and low-income parents (68 percent) supporting neighborhood public schools as well as majorities of both African-American (60 percent) and Latino (66 percent) parents. • When asked about the priorities for the schools their children attend, parents’ top responses were providing a safe and secure environment for children (68 percent said extremely important); making sure students graduate with the knowledge and academic skills to succeed in college (63 percent); ensuring that all children,

• When asked about trends in education they had concerns about, parents voice especially deep concern about education budget cuts at both the local (87 percent) and federal (85 percent) levels. Eight in 10 (78 percent) also register concern about shifts in funding away from traditional public schools to vouchers and charter schools. Other significant concerns among the nation’s parents include increased class sizes (80 percent); layoffs of teachers (75 percent) and staff (74 percent); high teacher turnover rates (78 percent); and cutbacks in art, music, libraries and physical education to focus more on reading and math (78 percent). • Only 23 percent approve of the job DeVos is doing, with African-American parents disapproving of DeVos’ performance by 60 percent to 16 percent, and Latino parents disapproving by a 2-1 ratio (46 percent to 23 percent). • When parents are asked about the competing ways to address schooling, the results are equally decisive. Given the choice of the following approaches, just 20 percent endorse the DeVos agenda of vouchers and charter schools (choice A below), while fully 80 percent of parents prefer a focus on good neighborhood public schools (choice B below). This includes AfricanAmerican parents (76 percent), lower-income

parents (80 percent), parents who live in big cities (72 percent) and Republican parents (76 percent). °° A) We should open more public charter schools and provide more vouchers that allow parents to send their children to private schools if they make that choice. Children will receive the best education if we give families the freedom to attend the schools that best meet their needs. (20 percent agree, 13 percent strongly) °° B) We should focus on ensuring that every child has access to a good public school in their community. We need to make the investments needed to ensure all schools provide safe conditions, focus on children’s well-being, create powerful learning environments, build teacher capacity, and foster cultures of collaboration. (80 percent agree, 60 percent strongly) • Parents were equally clear when it came to their children’s educators: Parents express the greatest confidence in educators—both teachers (79 percent said they have a great deal or a fair amount of confidence) and principals (71 percent)—and parent organizations (71 percent) to have the best ideas for public schools. • When it comes to investments to strengthen public schools, parents favor expanding access to career and technical education and other vocational programs that prepare students for jobs (94 percent approve), reducing class sizes (93 percent), providing extra resources and support to turn around struggling neighborhood schools (93 percent), making sure school curriculums include art and music (91 percent), and providing health and nutrition services to low-income children through their public school (90 percent). Parents also voice strong support for improving mentoring for new or struggling teachers (89 percent), increasing the number of community schools (87 percent), and providing high- quality preschool to all 3- and 4-year-olds (86 percent).


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GARAGE SALE TIPS FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS

Visit the CPSC website, www.cpsc.gov, for more information, an up-to-date list of used products to avoid, and to check if an item has been recalled. If you’re looking for a particular item, do your research online to see how much it costs in stores. If you want more security when buying an item, find a trustworthy business at bbb.org. • Test, if necessary. If you’re buying used electronics, ask to plug them in and verify that they turn on and work properly. Make sure to sit on any furniture to test how comfortable it is. But remember, whenever you buy a big-ticket item at a yard sale there’s a risk that it may be low-quality, faulty, or that it might stop working and need repairs sooner rather than later. Talk to the seller and ask questions about any expensive items that you’re considering.

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

Warm weather and long days create the perfect conditions for a neighborhood garage sale. For sellers, a garage sale can be a great way to declutter your home and make some extra money. Buyers can often find items for a steep discount. Although garage sales are a fun way to spend a weekend and find great deals, there are

risks involved for both buyers and sellers. The following tips from your Better Business Bureau (BBB) will help you steer clear of unsafe items and fraudulent payments.

For buyers: • Know what you shouldn’t buy. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends skipping the purchase of used bike helmets, infant cribs, car seats and other safety items because there’s no way to tell if they have been involved in an accident or if they have been incorrectly assembled.

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• Ask for documentation. Even though it is a friendly neighborhood garage sale, you can still ask for a written receipt for bigticket items. Because you’re dealing with an individual and not a company, keep in mind that you won’t be able to file a complaint with BBB - so shop cautiously.

For sellers: • Watch out for fake checks. According to the BBB Risk Index, fake check scams are the second most risky scam to consumers. Fake check scams can be perpetrated though many types of checks: personal, business, and even cashier’s checks. Oftentimes, the target will deposit the fake check in their bank and o si han sido ensamblados incorrectamente. Visite el sitio web de la CPSC, www.cpsc.gov, para más información, una lista actualizada de productos para evitar, y para comprobar si un artículo ha sido retirado. Si está buscando un artículo en particular, haga su investigación en línea para ver cuánto cuesta en las tiendas. Si desea más seguridad al comprar algo, busque un negocio en que puede confiar en bbb.org. • Si es necesario, pruebe. Si está comprando aparatos electrónicos usados, conéctelos y verifique que enciendan y funcionen correctamente. Asegure de sentarse en cualquier mueble para probar lo cómodo que es. Pero recuerde, cuando usted compra un artículo costoso en una venta de garaje existe es riesgo de que sea de mal calidad, defectuoso, o que podría dejar de funcionar y necesitar reparaciones. Hable con el vendedor y haga preguntas.

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

El clima cálido y los días largos crean las condiciones perfectas para una venta de garaje. Para los vendedores, una venta de garaje puede ser una gran manera de limpiar su casa y hacer dinero extra. Los compradores pueden encontrar artículos para un gran descuento. Aunque las ventas de garaje son una forma divertida de pasar un fin de semana y encontrar grandes gangas, existen riesgos para los

compradores y vendedores. Los siguientes consejos de su Better Business Bureau (BBB) le ayudarán a evitar los artículos peligrosos y los pagos fraudulentos.

Para los compradores: • Sepa lo que no debe comprar. La Comisión de Seguridad de los Productos para Consumidores (CPSC) recomienda evitar la compra de cascos de bicicleta, cunas para bebes, asientos infantiles para automóviles y otros artículos de seguridad porque no hay manera de saber si han estado involucrados en un accidente

• Pida documentación. A pesar de que es una venta de garaje, todavía se puede pedir un recibo por escrito. Debido a que usted está tratando con un individuo y no una empresa, tenga en cuenta que no será capaz de presentar una queja con BBB – ¡tenga cuidado!

Para los vendedores: • Tenga cuidado con cheques falsos. De acuerdo con el Índice de Riesgo de BBB, las estafas de cheques falsos son la segunda estafa más arriesgada para los consumidores. Las estafas de cheques falsos pueden ser perpetradas a través de muchos tipos de cheques: personales, comerciales e incluso cheques de caja. Funciona como esto: depositará el cheque falso en su

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it will clear, but it can actually take weeks for a financial institution to realize a check is fake and withdraw the already-deposited funds. If you accept checks at your yard sale, ask for a photo ID and make sure the names match. You can also call the issuing bank to verify the authenticity of a check. Someone may also try to pay you with counterfeit bills. To avoid this, you may want to consider not accepting bills larger than $20. • Secure your home. Unfortunately, thieves may try to use a garage sale to gain access to a home. Make sure you’re paying attention to all visitors and your surroundings. Keep all home and car doors locked. If possible, keep your garage door closed as well. Don’t allow anyone you don’t know in to your home. If you witness suspicious activity, you can alert the local authorities. • Be prepared. It’s important that you have enough people on hand to provide good customer service and keep an eye on your property. Consider designating one pointperson that will deal with all monetary transactions. Plan ahead for the possibility of poor weather – you may want to have a plastic canopy on hand just in case it rains. Make sure to stay hydrated, and protect yourself from the sun!

You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

banco y será un éxito, pero en realidad puede tomar semanas para que una institución financiera darse cuenta de que un cheque es falso y retira los fondos ya depositados. Si acepta cheques en su venta de garaje, pida una identificación con foto y asegúrese de que los nombres son los mismos. También puede llamar al banco emisor para verificar la autenticidad de un cheque. Alguien también puede tratar de pagarle con billetes falsificado. Para evitar esto, no acepta billetes mayores de $20. • Asegure su hogar. Desafortunadamente, los ladrones pueden usar una venta de garaje para ganar acceso a una casa. Asegúrese de estar prestando atención a todos los visitantes y a sus alrededores. Mantenga todas las puertas de su casa cerradas con llave. Si es posible, mantenga la puerta de su garaje cerrada también. No permita que alguien que usted no conozca entre en su casa. Si usted es testigo de una actividad sospechosa, puede alertar a las autoridades locales. • Esté preparado. Es importante que tenga suficiente gente a la mano para proporcionar un buen servicio al cliente y mantener un ojo en su propiedad. Considere designar a una persona que se ocupará de todas las transacciones monetarias. Planee por adelantado para la posibilidad de lluvia - tenga un pabellón plástico en caso de que llueva. Asegúrese de mantenerse hidratado, y protegerse del sol.

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DON’T DROP THE BALL WHEN BUYING FOOTBALL Marque un touchdown cuando comprando entradas y ropa de futbol americano TICKETS AND APPAREL

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Football season is f inally here! Were you wishing you could be witnessing the touchdowns in person while you watched Sunday’s games on T V? Or maybe you’re feeling so excited about your team’s potential this year that you want to buy some apparel and show off your spirit. Luckily, you have the whole season in front of you to attend games and buy gear! Unfortunately, however, scammers or unethical businesses may try to take advantage of your excitement. In 2016, Better Business Bureau (BBB) received nearly 3,000 complaints about ticket brokers and ticket sales companies. The most common complaint was issues with refunds and exchanges, followed by poor customer service. Buying authentic gear to support your favorite team can also be tricky. Consumers reported around 500 counterfeit product scams to BBB Scam Tracker in 2016. If you’re hoping to score a touchdown when buying football tickets and merchandise, follow these tips from your BBB: • Be careful buying tickets. The best way to buy tickets to professional football games is through the National Football League’s (NFL) website, nf l.com/tickets, and the off icial websites of NFL teams. If tickets are sold out and you need to go through a reseller, make sure to look the business up on bbb.org to see their BBB rating, complaint history and reviews from past customers. Before buying, read the refund and guarantee policies carefully to see if there are any buyer protections. Any time you purchase a ticket through the secondary ticket resale market, ticket fraud can occur. Visit bbb.org/tickets for more tips. • Don’t fall for a prize scam. If you receive an email out of the blue claiming that you won free tickets or a trip to an NFL game, don’t get too excited. In 2016, consumers reported more than 2,300 sweepstakes/lottery/prize

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scams to BBB Scam Tracker. If you get an unsolicited phone call, email or letter saying that you’ve won a big prize, but f irst have to send a small sum of money to pay for processing fees or taxes, it’s probably a scam. Learn more at bbb.org/prizescam. • Only buy authentic apparel. It’s best to make purchases through the off icial NFL shop, nf lshop.com, an off icial team shop, or an authorized reseller – that’s where you’ ll f ind authentic licensed merchandise. If you’re unfamiliar with the business or website, look it up at bbb.org. Even if a website shows the BBB Accredited Business Seal, click on it to verif y that it’s legitimate or search for the business independently on bbb. org. Just as it’s easy for scammers to create a fake website, they can also fake the BBB Seal. Authentic apparel will always have the correct fonts, colors and spelling, attached tags will usually have hologram stickers, and there won’t be any loose threads or other signs of poor quality. More information on avoiding counterfeit products can be found at bbb.org/counterfeitscam. • Watch out for clickbait and stay safe online. Whenever you’re doing business online, be careful. Consumers reported more than 2,700 online purchase scams to BBB Scam Tracker in 2016, and around 75% involved a monetary loss! Research all businesses on bbb.org before placing an order. Make sure every website you visit has a privacy policy and glance it over. Look for the “ https:” – the “s” stands for “secure” - and other trust marks. You may see ads touting cheap tickets and merchandise while surf ing the web. Avoid the urge to click on them! They may lead you to fraudulent websites that’ ll try to steal your personal or f inancial information, or download a virus to your computer. If you encounter a scam this football season, make sure to report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker.

You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau ¡La temporada de futbol americano está aquí! ¿Deseaba que estuviera en el estadio cuando miraba los partidos del domingo en la televisión? O tal vez se sienta tan emocionado con el potencial de su equipo favorito este año que quiere comprar ropa y mostrar su espíritu. Por suerte, usted tiene toda la temporada para asistir a los juegos y comprar ropa. Desafortunadamente, sin embargo, los estafadores o las empresas poco éticas pueden tratar de aprovechar su entusiasmo. En 2016, Better Business Bureau (BBB) recibió cerca de 3.000 quejas contra corredores de entradas y compañías de venta de entradas. La queja más común fue problemas con reembolsos e intercambios, seguidos de pobre servicio al cliente. Comprar ropa autentico para apoyar a su equipo favorito también puede ser difícil. Los consumidores reportaron alrededor de 500 estafas de productos falsif icados al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en 2016. Si quiere marcar un touchdown al comprar entradas y mercancía de futbol americano, siga estos consejos de su BBB: • Tenga cuidado al comprar entradas. La mejor manera de comprar entradas para los partidos de futbol americano profesional es a través del sitio web de la Liga Nacional de Futbol (NFL), nf l.com/tickets, y los sitios web of iciales de los equipos de la NFL. Si las entradas están agostadas y usted necesita comprar de un revendedor, asegúrese de buscar el negocio en bbb.org para ver su calif icación de BBB, su historial de quejas y comentarios de clientes anteriores. Antes de comprar, lea las políticas de reembolso y garantía cuidadosamente para ver si hay alguna protección para el comprador. Cada vez que compra una entrada a través del mercado secundario, puede ocurrir fraude. • No caiga por una estafa de premios. Si recibe un correo electrónico no solicitado alegando que usted ganó entradas o un viaje gratis a un juego de la NFL, no se emocione demasiado. En 2016, los consumidores reportaron más

de 2.300 estafas de sorteos/loterías/premios al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB. Si recibe un contacto no solicitado diciendo que ha ganado un gran premio, pero primero tiene que enviar una pequeña suma de dinero para pagar para tasas o impuestos, es probablemente una estafa. • Sólo compre ropa autentica. Es mejor hacer compras a través de la tienda of icial de la NFL (nf lshop.com), una tienda of icial de un equipo, o de un distribuidor autorizado – ahí es donde va a encontrar mercancía autentica con licencia. Si no está familiarizado con el negocio o sitio web, búsquelo en bbb.org. Si un sitio web muestra el Sello de BBB, haga clic en el para verif icar que es legítimo, o busque el negocio independientemente en bbb.org. Así como es fácil para los estafadores crear un sitio web falso, también pueden falsif icar el Sello de BBB. La ropa autentica siempre tendrá las fuentes, colores y ortografía correctas, las etiquetas adjuntas suelen tener pegatinas de holograma, y no habrá hilos sueltos u otros signos de mala calidad. • Tenga cuidado con “clickbait” y mantenga su seguridad en línea. Cuando está haciendo compras en línea, siempre tenga cuidado. Los consumidores reportaron más de 2.700 estafas de compra en línea al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en 2016, y alrededor del 75% implicó una pérdida monetaria. Investigue todas empresas y sitios en bbb.org antes de comprar. Asegúrese de que cada sitio web que visite tenga una política de privacidad y eche un vistazo. Busque el “ https:” – el “s” signif ica “seguro”. Es posible que va a ver anuncios promocionando entradas y ropa barata mientras navega por la web. ¡No debe hacer clic en ellos! Pueden llevarte a sitios web fraudulentos que intentarán robar su información o dar a su computadora un virus. Si usted vea una estafa esta temporada de futbol americano, asegúrese de reportarlo al Rastreador de Estafas en bbb.org/ scamtracker.

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c en s u s , t he nu mb er of w h it e a nd bl a c k bi r a c i a l A mer ic a n s mor e t h a n double d . W hen it c ome s t o f i l l i ng out gover nment for m s a nd applic at ions, G r a h a m s ay s it's i mp or t a nt t h at a l l p e ople , i nc lud i ng t ho s e w ho a r e mu lt i r a c i a l , a r e a ble t o s el fident i f y.

TA L L A H A S SE E , Fl a . – At a t i me of c u lt u r a l a nd r a c i a l d i v ide , mu lt i r a c i a l Flor id i a n s f i nd t hem s elve s c aug ht i n t he m idd le – e ven a s t he y of fer a g l i mp s e i nt o t he f ut u r e of s o c i a l a nd demog r aph ic c h a ng e s i n t he U. S .

" We'r e not out t her e s c r e a m i ng a nd yel l i ng a nd s ay i ng , you k now, you h ave t o do t h i s , t h at or t he ot her t h i ng ,” she s t r e s s e s . “It's ju s t over t he pa s t 30 ye a r s , I me a n , I h ave p e ople w ho s ay, ' We' ve ne ver e ven he a r d of t h i s movement .' A nd it i s a mu lt i r a c i a l movement , but we' ve done it ver y qu ie t ly. I t h i n k we' ve done it ver y w i s ely."

The onc e -p er- de c a de c en s u s show s A mer ic a b e c om i ng mor e r a c i a l ly d iver s e , a nd t he Pe w R e s e a r c h C ent er e s t i m at e s t h at mu lt i r a c i a l p e ople c ompr i s e 14 p er c ent of t he c ou nt r y t o d ay. "A mu lt i r a c i a l p er s on has t he b ene f it of h av i ng a lot of her it a g e s , a nd t he y c a n c ele br at e a l l of t hei r her it a g e , a nd t h at's e x t r emely i mp or t a nt ,” s ay s Su s a n G r a h a m , c o -fou nder a nd pr e sident of t he mu lt i r a c i a l a dvo c a c y g r oup P r oje c t R AC E . “ S o, I t h i n k t h at t he y 'r e k i nd of a s p ot l ig ht for w her e we shou ld b e , w her e ou r c ou nt r y shou ld b e ." G r a h a m s ay s it t o ok 10 ye a r s for

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d i f fer ent r a c e s . I n t he 2010 c en s u s , 2 . 5 p er c ent of Flor id i a n s l i s t e d t hem s elve s a s mu lt i r a c i a l. B e t we en

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2018 SANTA CLARA COUNTY SPELLING BEE English L ang uage A r t s/ D e v e l o p m e n t a n d Hu m a n i t i e s C o o r d i n a t o r. The Spelling Bee is open to Sant a Clara C ount y student s in four ththrough si x th-g rade. One student w inner will advance to the Califor nia St ate Element ar y Spelling Bee Competition held in Stockton, C a l i f o r n i a M a y 1 2 , 2 01 8 .

A ll public, pr ivate, and char ter schools w ithin the Santa Clara C ount y may pa r t icipate, to sig n up for the distr ic t infor mation session v isit: h t t p:// b i t . l y/ B e e I n f o . To r e g i s t e r y o u r s c h o o l f o r t h e 2 01 8 S p e l l i n g B e e v isit: h t t p:// b i t . l y/S C C O E B e e . Fo r r e g i s t r a t i o n i n f o r m a t i o n , contac t Giulia Seminatore at (4 0 8) 4 5 3 - 6 6 9 0 ​​ o r e m a i l G i u l i a _ S em i nat ore@sc c oe.org.

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SA N JOSE – R eg i s t r at ion i s open for schools to par ticipate i n t h e 2 01 8 S a n t a C l a r a C o u n t y Spelling Bee. The event w ill t a ke p l a c e o n S a t u r d a y, Fe b r u a r y 3 , 2 01 8 , a t S a n t a C l a r a C o u n t y O f f i c e o f E d u c a t i o n (S C C O E) . “Spelling

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PREVENTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE STARTS WITH WHAT WE TEACH OUR BOYS SUNDAY- 9:30AM

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Most girls and women in the United States are given advice about rape prevention: never let your drink out of your sight, don’t walk alone at night, don’t wear revealing outfits or high heels, and so on. We live in a society where violence against women—both in action and in speech—is prevalent, and for that reason, it’s reasonable for those who care about women and girls to worry about their safety. But what are men and boys being taught, as girls are given this advice? Research confirms that parents talk more frequently with daughters than sons about these issues, and tend to frame conversations around reducing the risk of assault. Survey data have even revealed widespread confusion (more pronounced among men than women) over the mere concepts of consent and sexual assault. Few people receive formal education on either topic, in school or from parents; to whatever extent conversations about risk reduction might help individual girls think about their safety, they are ultimately ineffective when it comes to prevention. The extent of the problem National estimates indicate that 1 in 5 women in the United States have experienced rape at some point in their lives. Ten million women report that they experienced rape or attempted rape before turning 18, and 1 in 3 girls have reported experiencing dating violence (physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner). Empirical evidence demonstrates that “sexist, patriarchal, and/or sexually hostile attitudes” are predictors of violence against women. Societal tolerance—and even embrace—of these attitudes is known as rape culture. The election of Donald Trump, who dismissed his derogatory comments about women as “locker-room talk,” is a prime example of our culture’s widespread acquiescence to these attitudes. That attitude is also reflected in the fact that assaulters and rapists often face minimal consequences—according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, out of every 1,000 rapes, as many as 994 perpetrators walk free. A prominent example is the case of Brock Turner,

a college freshman who raped an unconscious woman behind a dumpster after a fraternity party. Turner faced up to 14 years in prison for this offense, yet prosecutors asked only for a sentence of 6 years. Despite indisputable evidence, including eyewitnesses and testimony from the victim, Turner was sentenced to just 6 months in jail and served only 3.

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What’s to be done? Though little research has evaluated the effectiveness of educational approaches to reducing violence against women, there are some promising theory-based primary prevention strategies currently in practice that focus on the role of conventional gender norms in sexual violence perpetration.

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For instance, Coaching Boys into Men, a program delivered by high school coaches to male athletes, was designed based on evidence that dating violence is typically perpetrated by young men who demonstrate negative attitudes toward women and promote abuse. Compared to athletes who did not participate in the program, those assigned to this intervention were better at recognizing abusive behaviors and more likely to intervene when they did. Another example is Promundo’s Manhood 2.0 program, designed to engage young men in questioning and challenging harmful gender norms with the goal of reducing sexual violence and dating/relationship abuse. Manhood 2.0 is currently being evaluated in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC (the latter by Child Trends). The program is an adaptation of Program H, an intervention previously evaluated in India, Brazil, Namibia, and the Balkans that resulted (in all areas) in increased support for more equitable gender norms and in reduced health risks, such as risk for HIV or sexual violence perpetration. Education alone is by no means a panacea, but it is undoubtedly a solid start. This education, like all good prevention, should start early and occur often. It should go beyond what girls can do to prevent being victims, to the attitudes that boys have about women and about masculinity, and the actions that men can take to promote mutual respect and egalitarianism.

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CALIFORNIA STILL STRUGGLING WITH NATION'S WORST POVERTY RATE h a s t he h ig he s t me d i a n i nc ome i n t he n a t ion , a t mor e t h a n $9 7, 0 0 0, bu t t he s t a t e a l s o h a s a v e r y l a r g e g a p b e t w e e n r i c h a nd p o or.

S u z a n ne Po t t e r C a l i f or n i a Ne w s S e r v i c e S AC R A M E N T O, Calif. S t u b b or n p o v e r t y c ont i nue s t o pl a g ue t he G old e n S t a t e , w h i c h m a i nt a i n s t he w or s t p o v e r t y r a t e i n t he n a t ion , w i t h 14 . 3 p e r c e nt o f r e s id e nt s , a nd a l mo s t 2 0 p e r c e nt o f c h i ld r e n , l i v i ng b e low t he f e d e r a l p o v e r t y l i ne . How e v e r, t he ne w Census nu m b e r s on p o v e r t y do s h ow t h a t t he s t a t e i s a bi t b e t t e r o f f t h a n l a s t y e a r. T he s t a t e's me d i a n a n nu a l hou s e hold i nc ome o f $67,0 0 0 dol l a r s i s a b ou t $10,0 0 0 h ig he r t h a n t he n a t ion a l av e r a g e , bu t t h a t mone y do e s n' t g o v e r y f a r b e c a u s e t he me d i a n pr i c e w e p ay f or a home i s mor e t h a n t w i c e t he n a t ion a l av e r a g e . Je s s i c a B a r t holow, a l e g i s l a t i v e a d v o c a t e w i t h t he We s t e r n C e nt e r on L aw a nd Po v e r t y, s ay s t he c o s t o f l i v i ng he r e i s a hug e pr o bl e m . " W i t h h ig h r e nt pr i c e s , a low v a c a nc y r e nt on r e nt a l h ou s i ng ,

T he s t a t e le g i s l a t i v e s e s s ion e nd s t on ig ht a t m id n ig ht , a nd l aw m a ke r s s t i l l a r e w or k i ng on a p a c k a g e o f hou s i ng bi l l s t h a t w ou ld c r e a t e mor e a f f or d a ble u n i t s a nd pr e v e nt r e nt s f r om s pi k i ng. B a r t holow s ay s a lo t a l s o d e p e nd s on t he f e d e r a l bud g e t a nd t he G OP pu s h t o r e p e a l O b a m a c a r e a nd s l a s h Me d i- C a l .

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y ou'r e s t a r t i ng t o s e e t h a t r e a l l y h i t ou r s uppl e me nt a l p o v e r t y r a t e ," s he e x pl a i n s . "A nd w e k n ow t h a t t he l a c k o f a f f or d a bl e hou s i ng i s t he nu m b e r one r e a s on w hy w e a r e i n t h i s s p o t t h a t w e'r e

i n n ow." C a l i f or n i a's s uppl e me nt a l p o v e r t y r a t e , w h i c h t a ke s t he c o s t o f l i v i ng i nt o a c c ou nt , i s a b o v e t he n a t ion a l av e r a g e . S a n F r a nc i s c o

" We'r e ho pi ng t h a t t he f e d e r a l g o v e r n me nt t a ke s he e d o f t he s e g o o d nu m b e r s a nd do e s n' t m a ke d r a s t i c c h a ng e s t o e i t he r t he e c on omy i mp a c t i ng low-i nc ome w or ke r s or t he s a f e t y ne t ," s he s ay s . A nt i-p o v e r t y g r oup s a l s o s upp or t bi l l s t h a t r e duc e f i ne s a nd f e e s i n t he c r i m i n a l-j u s t i c e s y s t e m a nd one t h a t w ou ld pr e v e nt d e b t c ol le c t or s f r om u s i ng b a n k le v i e s t o w ip e ou t p e o ple's l a s t dol l a r.

HEALTH ADVOCATES URGE GOVERNOR TO VETO 5G CELL TOWER BILL every few hundred feet without getting a permit from the local jurisdiction, cutting off public input. Ellen Marks, director of the California Brain Tumor Association and chair of the California Alliance for Safer Technology, says there haven't been any studies to prove 5G is safe - but studies have shown that older, less powerful cell technology can have serious health effects. "There's a U.S. National Toxicology Program that was released last year found that 2G was causing brain tumors and tumors near the heart in laboratory animals," she says. "So employing 5G without any knowledge of health effects is not a good idea." Senate Bill 649 would lead to a proliferation of cellular equipment such as this across the state. Photo Credit: Kevin Mottus/California Brain Tumor Association

Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A bill that would lead to the proliferation of refrigerator-sized 5G cell tower boxes

across the state is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk - and health advocates are pressing for a veto. SB 649 would allow telecom companies to install 5G and other wireless cell equipment on poles and on the ground

The bill requires cities to allow large equipment boxes in the public right of way, so Marks says they could end

up in front of homes, schools, libraries and parks, but not fire stations because firefighters have been given an exemption due to health concerns. The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association says the boxes are safe and will introduce super-fast wireless internet across the state. Dozens of cities protested after the state Assembly passed the bill last week. Marks notes that Brown is now the only hope of stopping it. "Our legislators took about $2.5 million from telecom in their last election," she notes. "I don't think the governor is concerned about campaign contributions any longer, so hopefully he does what is right for the state." Brown has until next week to sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without his signature.

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DEFENSORES DEL ADULTO MAYOR PRESIONAN AL GOBERNADOR PARA QUE FIRME LA “LEY DE VIVIENDA”

SENIOR ADVOCATES PRESS GOVERNOR TO SIGN HOUSING BILL Suzanne Potter California News Service

compared to other parts of the country," McPherson said.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -Senior advocates are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to do something about the housing crisis and are pushing him to start by signing Senate Bill 2.

AARP recently conducted a survey called "California Dreaming, or Struggling." It polled working adults ages 30-70, and found more than half say they're paying so much for housing they can't save for retirement. And 61 percent have considered moving out of state because of the high housing costs.

The bill would increase the fee for recording certain types of real estate documents, excluding the sale of commercial and residential property. It would raise about $250 million a year - money that would then be put toward affordable housing.

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S u z a n n e Po tt e r California News Service S A C R A M E N T O, C a l i f. - Ma s d e l a mitad de californianos entre 30 y 70 anos de edad pagan tanto por su vivienda que no pueden ahorrar para el retiro, indica una nueva i n v e s t i g a c i o n d e l a A A R P. E l g r u p o h a b l a e n a p o y o d e l a In i c i a t i v a Senatorial 2 ("Senate Bill 2"), la c u a l g r av a l a s t r a n s a c c i o n e s d e bienes raices para pagar viviendas mas asequibles. D e f e n s o r e s d e l a d u l t o m ay o r p i d e n a l G o b e r n a d o r Je r r y B r o w n que haga algo sobre la crisis de vivienda - y lo presionan para que e m p i e c e p o r fi r m a r l a In i c i a t i v a Senatorial 2 ("Senate Bill 2"). La ley aumentaria la cuota por registrar ciertos tipos de documentos inmobiliarios, excepto la venta de propiedades comerciales y residenciales. Aumentaria unos 250 millones de dolares por ano, dinero que se destinaria a la vivienda asequible. La Directora estatal de AARP C a l i f o r n i a , Na n c y Mc P h e r s o n , dice que el precio medio de una casa anda por los 450 mil dolares -mas del doble del promedio n a c i o n a l . Pe r o e n l a s p r i n c i p a l e s areas metropolitanas, los precios s o n t o d av i a m a s a l t o s . "Si vives en el area de la Bahia, S i l i c o n Va l l e y, d o n d e e l p r e c i o medio por una casa es de $1.1 millon, y si ves el Condado de

Los Angeles, donde el precio medio llega a los 700 mil dolares, asombra lo que cuestsa vivir aqui en comparacion con otras partes del pais." La AARP recientemente hizo una investigacion llamada "El Sueno de California,... o su Lucha". Entrevisto a adultos trabajadores entre los 30 y 70 anos, y encontro que mas de la mitad dicen que estan pagando tanto por su casa que no pueden ahorrar para el retiro. Y el 61 por ciento ha considerado salirse del estado debido a los elevados costos de la vivienda. Mc P h e r s o n a g r e g a q u e l a A A R P esta tratando de combatir el sindrome de "En mi patio no", que es cuando la gente apoya la vivienda barata pero se opone a que se construya en su area. " C o m o p o d e m o s ay u d a r a l o s r e s i d e n t e s a e n t e n d e r e l b e n e fi c i o de tener variedad de casas, que acepte gente de todo nivel, que les de los servicios que necesitan, en su comunidad? ¿Como pueden pagar lo que cuesta vivir en sus barrios?" La SB-2 es parte de una serie de iniciativas que tratan de resolver varios aspectos del problema de la vivienda. El Gobernador tiene hasta la proxima semana para fi r m a r l a l e y, v e t a r l a o d e j a r q u e s e c o n v i e r t a e n l e y s i n fi r m a r l a . La iniciativa SB-2 esta (en ingles) e n : h tt p : / /p n s n e .w s / 2 y p M Z W N

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AARP California state director Nancy McPherson said the median price of a home is now north of $450,000 - more than twice the national average. But in major metropolitan areas, the prices are even higher. "If you look at the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, where the median price of a home is $1.1 million, and in Los Angeles County, where the median price is pushing $700,000, it's astounding what it costs to live here

McPherson said AARP is also trying to combat the not-in-my-backyard syndrome - where people support affordable housing in theory, but balk when it's about to be built in their area. "How can we help residents understand the benefit of having varied housing stock that supports people at all levels who provide services that they need and want in their community?" She said. "How can they afford to live in their neighborhoods?" SB 2 is part of a series of bills aimed at addressing various aspects of the housing crunch. The governor has until next week to sign the bill, veto it or let it become law without a signature.


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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH KICKS OFF IN THE COMMUNITY

S a n Jo s e , C A - - D u r i n g a m e e t i n g o n Tu e s d a y S e p t e m b e r 1 9 t h , t h e E a s t S i d e Un i o n H i g h S c h o o l District's (ESUHSD) Board of Tr u s t e e s u n a n i m o u s l y a d o p t e d Resolution # 2 0 17 / 2 0 1 8 - 0 5 in Support of Deferred Action for C h i l d h o o d A r r i v a l s ( DA C A ) .  

30 t h St ree t S en ior C ent er, c om memorat ed t he st a r t of Hi spa n ic Her it age Mont h on Fr id ay, S ept ember 15t h, w it h a c elebrat ion t hat i ncluded t ra d it iona l déc or, food a nd mu sic . A mong t he a c t iv it ie s, wa s a pa ra de of L at i n A mer ic a n nat ion s i n wh ich sen ior s d re s sed a nd pa ra ded i n t hei r c ou nt r y ’s t ra d it iona l ga rb. Tra d it iona l da nc e a nd mu sic per for ma nc e s rou nded of f t he c elebrat ion. The day of S ept ember 15t h i s a l so sig n i f ic a nt bec au se it i s t he a n n iver sa r y of i ndependenc e for L at i n A mer ic a n c ou nt r ie s C ost a R ic a , E l Sa lva dor, Guat ema la , Hondu ra s a nd Nic a rag ua . In a dd it ion, Mex ic o a nd Ch i le c elebrat e t hei r i ndependenc e day s

on S ept ember 16t h a nd S ept ember 18t h, re spec t ively. 30 t h St ree t S en ior C ent er (a lso c a l led “L a Trei nt a” by it s Spa n i shspe a k i ng pa r t icipa nt s) i s t he le a der for ser v ic e s t o a c t ive sen ior s a nd t he la r ge st sen ior c ent er i n Sa n Fra nci sc o. Approx i mat ely, 67% of a l l pa r t icipa nt s a re L at i no(a). The c ent er i s open 6 day s a week a nd ser ve s more t ha n 5,000 sen ior s a n nua l ly, prov id i ng a w ide a r ray of f ree prog ra m s i nclud i ng he a lt h a nd wel l ne s s prog ra m s, socia l i nt era c t ion, nut r it iou s me a ls, educ at iona l oppor t u n it ie s, a c om mu n it y ga rden a nd mu lt il i ng ua l c a se ma nagement ser v ic e s. For more i n for mat ion, v i sit w w w. 30 t h st ree t sen iorc ent er.or g.

T h e B o a r d r e a ffi r m e d t h a t i t s t a n d s by immigrant youth, including t h o s e p r o t e c t e d b y DA C A , a n d supports the continuation of t h e DA C A P r o g r a m . T h e B o a r d requested that the administration e x t e n d t h e d a t e s o n t h e Te m p o r a r y Protection Status countries. The Resolution supports strong privacy protections limiting the sharing of personal information relating to immigration status with federal agencies and vigorously opposes any government registry based on religion or national origin, noting that diversity must be protected and supported in order that our entire community may thrive. " We v a l u e o u r linguistic and

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d i v e r s i t y, " s a i d Fr a n k B i e h l , ESUHSD Board of Tr u s t e e s President. " We want our community to know that we stand by them and will do anything in o u r p o w e r t o p r o t e c t t h e m . "   P r e s i d e n t Tr u m p ' s d e c i s i o n t o rescind DA C A put 800,000 Dreamers at risk of immediate deportation. Through DA C A , many youth h av e advanced their education, started small businesses, and more fully established themselves as integral and productive members of our E a s t S a n Jo s e c o m m u n i t y. T h e B o a r d i s c o m m i tt e d t o e n s u r i n g that all of our students and their families live and pursue their education and their livelihoods in p e a c e a n d p r o s p e r i t y.  "I applaud our Board for passing t h i s r e s o l u t i o n i n s u p p o r t o f DAC A . Our students and families know they are safe on our campuses and we support them working towards higher education, supporting their families, and contributing a s m e m b e r s o f o u r s o c i e t y, " said  Chris Fu n k , ESUHSD Superintendent.

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Affordable Housing STUDIO Apartment Waitlist is Opening Monte Vista Terrace is opening a waitlist for a Project-Based Section 8 STUDIO Apartment. Waitlist will be open from Monday, October 2nd through Thursday, October 12th. The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 12th, 2017 For a full list of qualifications and other criteria, please refer to the application packet and Resident Selection Criteria. Monte Vista Terrace: 1101 Grant Rd. Mountain View, CA 94040; Tel.: 650-965-1060

Raul Galindo 1064 Palm Street San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a general partnership; 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.) Adrian Galindo September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/30/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634077 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Sol Photography and Design 230 Rose Ct Apt 7 Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. Anallely Barrera 230 230 Rose Ct Apt 7 Campbell, CA 95008. 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

who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Melinda Marielynn Torgersen September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County information which he of Santa Clara on or she knows to be 09/12/2017 false is guilty of a FICTITIOUS crime.) BUSINESS NAME Anallely Barrera STATEMENT September 22, 29; NO. 633580 October 6, 13, 2017 following This statement was The filed with the County person(s) is (are) doof Santa Clara on ing business Synyujin 635 Mercado Ct 09/18/2017 Milpitas CA 95035, Santa Clara County. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME Erin Woo 635 Mercado Ct Milpitas CA STATEMENT 95035, Jason Valdez NO. 633825 The following 1674 Sierra Road person(s) is (are) San Jose, CA 95131, doing business As If John Doan 864 Productions 22530 Heflin St Milpitas, Echo Drive Los CA 95035, Nielsen Gatos, CA 95033, Ramos, 298 Russo Santa Clara County. Commons San Jose, Melinda Marielynn CA 95127, and Truc Torgersen 22530 Lam Nguyen 730 Echo Drive Los Webster St San Jose, Gatos, CA 95033. CA 95133. This busiThis business is ness is conducted by conducted by an indi- a general partnervidual; registrant has ship; registrants has transacting begun transacting begun business under the business under the fictitious business fictitious business name or names listed name or names listed hereon, 09/12/2017 hereon, 08/17/2017 “I declare that all “I declare that all information in this information in this statement is true and statement is true and correct.” (A registrant correct.” (A registrant

who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jason Valdez September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/01/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633810 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Fashion by Fanny Diaz 2346 Sutter Ave Apt 14 Santa Clara, CA 95050 Santa Clara County. Fanny Diaz and Cesar Mejia 2346 Sutter Ave Apt 14 Santa Clara, CA 95050. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/11/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Cesar Mejia September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County

of Santa Clara on 09/11/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316130 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gemma Francisco and Jonathan Ebrahimoon. Petitioner (s) Gemma Francisco and Jonathan Ebrahimoon have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Milana Francisco to Milana Arezoo Ebrahimoon. 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 01/02/2018 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 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316165 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Pouneh


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SEPTEMBER 22 - 28, 2017 Katiraei. Petitioner (s) Pouneh Katiraei has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pouneh Katiraei to Pouya P. Katiraei. 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 01/02/2018 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 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315070 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Megan Vo Bui. Petitioner (s) Megan Vo Bui has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Megan Vo Bui to Megan Vo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause,

if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315066 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sydnie Bright Bui. Petitioner (s) Sydnie Bright Bui has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sydnie Bright Bui to Sydnie Bright Vo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the pe-

tition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315568 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lara Joy Dalag. Petitioner (s) Lara Joy Dalag has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elianna Nicole Dalag Holbrook to Elianna Nicole Nelmida Dalag b. Amir Violet Dalag Holbrook to Amira Violet Nelmida Dalag. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633240 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Custom Fit Solutions 802 Sylvan Ave Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara County. Walter A. Harper and Haruna C. Harper 802 Sylvan Ave Mountain View, CA 94041. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Walter Harper September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633944 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Oly Janitorial 2065 Palm Beach Way San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Olvia Villa 2065 Palm Beach Way San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/01/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is

guilty of a crime.) Olvia Villa September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/12//2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633763 The following person(s) is (are) doing business R&A. Professional House Cleaning Services 149 S. King Road San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Ruth Felix Zuniga 149 S. King Road San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/08/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ruth Felix Zuniga September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633698 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Toro Remolition 1359 1359 Carnelian Drive #4 San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Isaias Sanchez 1359 Carnelian Drive #4 San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious

business name or names listed hereon, 09/07/2017 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Isaias Sanchez September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/072017

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315751 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Andrew Leanthony Albrecht. Petitioner (s) Andrew Leanthony Albrecht has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Andrew Leanthony Albrecht to Andrew Amir Rodriguez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017

AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305506 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Stanley Mbugua Muriuki. Petitioner (s) Stanley Mbugua Muriuki has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Stanley Mbugua Muriuki to Stanley Muriuki Mbugua. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks AMENDED prior to the date set for hearing on the pe- ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR tition in El Observador, a newspaper of CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV307190 general circulation, printed in the county Superior Court of California, County of of Santa Clara. Santa Clara-In the September 7, 2017

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matter of the application of: Nguyen, Benjamine Hong- Loan Thi. Petitioner (s) Nguyen, Benjamine Hong - Loan Thi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nguyen, Benjamine Hong - Loan Thi to Nguyen, Katerina Hong - Loan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Michael Willis Mills No.17PR181794 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Jean Mundell in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Jean Mundell be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Michael Willis Mills, Michael Mills. The


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petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/03/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60

days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Robert P. Bergman, Attorney at Law 1777 Saratoga Ave, Ste. 208 San Jose, CA 95129 408-247-0444 September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nathan Andre September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/14/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633595 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Vastra 746 Casa Bonita Ct Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County. Namrita Gupta 746 Casa Bonita Ct Los Altos, CA 94024. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/22/2009 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Namrita Gupta FICTITIOUS September 8, 15, 22, BUSINESS NAME 29 2017 STATEMENT This statement was NO. 632905 filed with the County The following of Santa Clara on person(s) is (are) do- 09/05/2017 ing business Toshero 20011 Bella Vista ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR Ave Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315561 County. Nathan Andre 20011 Bella Vista Superior Court of County Ave Saratoga, CA California, 95070. This business of Santa Clara-In is conducted by an the matter of the apindividual; registrant plication of: Yi Shen. has not begun Petitioner(s) Yi Shen transacting business and Xiang Guan under the fictitious have filed a petition business name or for Change of Name names listed hereon. with the clerk of this “I declare that all court for a decree names information in this changing statement is true and as follows: a. Juncorrect.” (A registrant gHui Guan to Alec

Guan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315056 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gessica Sayadi Yorgannloe Jenize. Petitioner(s) Gessica Sayadi Yorgannloe Jenize has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gessica Sayadi Yorgannloe Jenize to Jessica Sayadi Grigori. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate

Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315398 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Linh Bui Vong. Petitioner(s) Linh Bui Vong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Linh Bui Vong to Isabella Linh Vong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 1, 2017

Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315267 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Surinder Jeet. Petitioner(s) Surinder Jeet has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ridhleen K Kler to Ridhleen K Jeet. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 30, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Anthony James Marino No.17PR181877 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Anthony Joseph Marino in the Superior Court of California,

SEPTEMBER 22 - 28, 2017 County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Anthony Joseph Marino be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Anthony James Marino, Anthony J. Marino, Anthony Marino The Petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/09/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your

appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Shahram Miri 80 Gilman Ave, Suite 27 Campbell, CA 95008 (408) 866-8382 September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633223 The following person(s) is (are)


SEPTEMBER 22 - 28, 2017 doing business Rennaissance 615 Lisa Wy Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. Denek Kotouc 615 Lisa Wy Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/29/1997.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Denek Kotouc September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/23/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633287 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Chocobean Mix 415 South 5th St #7 San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Maria De Lourdes Cordova Diaz 415 South 5th St #7 San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/23/2017.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria De Lourdes Cordova Diaz September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/24/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

NO. 633356 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Cali Spartan Mexican Kitchen 515 South 10th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Felix Palacios 515 South 10th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/01/2017.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Felix Palacios September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/25/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633395 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Costa Rica Distributors 1767 Tampa Way, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Christian Robles Bonilla 43308 Grimmer Blvd, Fremont, CA 94538 and Irving Lopez 1812 Winterpkwy, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/28/2017.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Christian Robles FICTITIOUS Bonilla BUSINESS NAME September 1, 8, 15, STATEMENT 22, 2017 NO. 633416 This statement was The following filed with the County person(s) is (are) do- of Santa Clara on ing business Summit 08/28/2017 Tree Service 2239 Mclaughlin Ave #4, FICTITIOUS San Jose, CA 95122, BUSINESS NAME Santa Clara County. STATEMENT Felipe Mecina 2239 NO. 633286 Mclaughlin Ave #4, The following San Jose, CA 95122. person(s) is (are) This business is doing business conducted by an indi- Corona Cleaning vidual; registrant has 247 McDonald Ave, begun transacting San Jose, CA 95116, business under the Santa Clara County. fictitious business Miguel Angel Corona name or names listed Ruiz 247 McDonald hereon, 06/06/2001.” Ave, San Jose, CA (A registrant who 95116. This busideclares as true ness is conducted information which he by an individual; or she knows to be registrant has begun false is guilty of a transacting business under the fictitious crime.) business name or Felipe Mecina September 1, 8, 15, names listed hereon, 08/24/2017.” (A reg22, 2017 This statement was istrant who declares filed with the County as true information of Santa Clara on which he or she knows to be false is 08/29/2017

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com guilty of a crime.) Miguel Angel Corona Ruiz September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/24/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314686 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lu Ho. Petitioner(s) Lu Ho has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lu Ho to Jessica Ho. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 17, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315069 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the

application of: Mayra E. Sanchez Galvan and Everardo Navarro Rodriguez. Petitioner(s) Mayra E. Sanchez Galvan and Everardo Navarro Rodriguez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ashley Ayeni Sanchez Navarrete to Ashley Ayeni Navarrete Sanchez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312801 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sidai Zheng. Petitioner(s) Sidai Zheng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sidai Zheng to Alice

Sidai Zheng. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV312419 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Halin Estepanse. Petitioner(s) Halin Estepanse has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Halin Estepanse to Haleen Stepans. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 09/26/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A

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

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of Santa Clara. June 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV313620 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ortiz – Sanchez, David Armando. Petitioner(s): Ortiz – Sanchez, David Armando has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. David Armando Ortiz-Sanchez to David Armando Sanchez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 10/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017


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SEPTEMBER 22 - 28, 2017

ARE THERE ANY REALISTIC GEOENGINEERING SOLUTIONS TO OUR CLIMATE WOES? could ref lect an estimated one percent of solar radiation back into space.

Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk

Yet another geo-engineering climate hack involves constructing a supersized space mirror (or ref lective mesh) that could be launched into the Earth’s orbit to protect the planet by ref lecting some of the sun’s rays skyward.

Geoengineering our way out of the climate crisis is something so drastic that no one really wants to admit it might be our only hope. But while cutting down on our air miles and switching over to a Prius can’t hurt, at least a few green leaders are starting to get on board with the concept of geoengineering as one weapon in an arsenal including improved energy efficiency and transitioning to renewable energy sources. In his 2016 book A Farewell to Ice, Peter Wadhams of the University of Cambridge’s Polar Ocean Physics Group lays out several different scenarios where humanity could utilize different geo-engineering techniques to stave off cataclysmic climate change. First and foremost on Wadham’s list is direct air capture of CO2—”something the whole world should be putting its research money into”—where we literally vacuum the offending pollution out of the air. Wadhams thinks this is the most logical approach, and one we can get started on right away if there is enough political will to get it funded. Another potential geo-engineering save involves unleashing a f leet of salt spraying ships around the world’s coastlines that

And no discussion of climate geoengineering would be complete without mentioning carbon sinks. For instance, we could “fertilize” barren sections of open ocean with iron to stimulate the production of CO2-sucking algal blooms and other photosynthesizing marine life. “When the algae die, they sink to the bottom of the sea, taking carbon with them,” writes Jennifer Santisi in E – The Environmental Magazine. Peter Wadhams of the University of Cambridge’s Polar Ocean Physics Group is one of an increasing number of climate experts who thinks we may need to employ geoengineering techniques if we are to stave off the worst effects of global climate change. Photo Credit: Takver, FlickrCC.

would pipe ocean water hundreds of feet skyward, spraying clouds with salt crystals to ref lect more sunlight upwards and away from the Earth’s surface. University of Edinburgh engineers have already designed a prototype f leet of ships to serve as a model for larger efforts. So-called sparkle blasting balloons represent another tack in the armed battle

against global warming. Researchers are proposing sending hot air balloons (or airplanes or even artillery shells) into the sky to shoot or spray sulfuric acid or sulfur dioxide into the upper atmosphere where it would combine with pre-existing water vapor to form sparkly aerosols. When dispersed by the wind, these aerosols would surround the globe with haze that

Of course, each of these techniques has potential side effects and unintended consequences, not to mention extreme costs. Researchers are proceeding cautiously to try to work some of the kinks out before we actually need to implement them on a widespread scale. Meanwhile, environmentalists worry that geoengineering remains a distraction and that we have to “keep our eye on the ball” regarding trimming our carbon footprints. That said, it’s nice to know that scientists have a few Hail Mary plays up their sleeves if we ever do end up needing them.

SIERRA & TIERRA: MATONES TÓXICOS fue elegido sheriff del Condado de Maricopa, AZ, en 1993 y derrotado en 2016, Arpaio ha demostrado un profundo desprecio por mi gente y una crueldad medieval para reprimirla.

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El lamentable espectáculo que hemos presenciado desde la llegada de Donald Trump a la presidencia ha dejado claro que los matones están de enhorabuena. Y la muestra más reciente es el perdón presidencial que Trump ha otorgado al sheriff racista más infame del mundo, Joe Arpaio. Estos dos tienen mucho en común, especialmente cuando se trata de mortificar a mis compadres, los hispanos. Desde que

En 2013, una corte federal lo declaró culpable de usar sistemáticamente el perfil racial hispano de sus víctimas para acosarlas y arrestarlas. Sus prisioneros, hacinados en cárceles a la intemperie en lo que él mismo llamaba su “campo de concentración”, sufrían temperaturas infernales en verano y gélidas en invierno. El “cuidado” médico que les proporcionaba lo calificó esa corte federal de “inconstitucional”. Según el Phoenix New Times, durante su despótico mandato, unos 160 prisioneros murieron en su campo de concentración, el índice de suicidios entre sus prisioneros alcanzó un escandaloso 23% y las denuncias legales por este trato se elevaron a más de 13.000, a un costo legal para los contribuyentes de $140 millones. En julio otra corte lo declaró culpable de desacato, tras continuar con sus arrestos a mansalva de personas con apariencia hispana. La sentencia se hubiera dictado en octubre. Pero el 25 de agosto, su compadre Trump, en un acto sin precedentes de desprecio por el estado de derecho y

aprovechandose de la atención de los medios que estaba atrayendo el Huracán Harvey, decidió perdonarlo, elogiando su labor contra “el flagelo del crimen y la inmigración ilegal”. Este desdén por los más vulnerables, los más fáciles de reprimir y abusar, es una copia del bombardeo tóxico que sufren cientos de comunidades hispanas de todo el país. Si es hispano y pobre es muy probable que la contaminación sea su vecina, algo que se conoce como injusticia ambiental. Un estudio de la Universidad de Minnesota confirmó en 2014 que la raza es el factor determinante de quién respira el peor aire. Los investigadores concluyeron que en comunidades de todo el país, las personas no blancas respiran un 46% más de dióxido de nitrógeno —un compuesto tóxico procedente de la quema del carbón y petróleo— que los blancos no hispanos. Según un reporte de la Universidad Estatal de Washington, los barrios de inmigrantes hispanos en desventaja económica y que no hablan inglés tienen más probabilidades de estar expuestos a tóxicos cancerígenos aéreos que cualquier otra comunidad de Estados Unidos. “Los peligrosos contaminantes del aire pueden causar cáncer y otros defectos congénitos graves”, agrega. “La mayoría

procede de automóviles y fuentes industriales como factorías, refinerías y plantas de combustión de carbón”. Una encuesta del Sierra Club y Green Latinos reveló que el 40% de los votantes hispanos vive o trabaja peligrosamente cerca de un lugar tóxico, como una refinería, una planta de carbón o una autopista. Además, el 41% dijo que alguien de su familia inmediata sufre de cáncer y el 45% tiene a alguien con asma. Y en Houston, debido a las devastadoras inundaciones provocadas por el Huracán Harvey, las comunidades que viven a la sombra de las instalaciones petroquímicas —abrumadoramente hispanos y afroamericanos— han reportado dolores de cabeza y garganta, y escozor de ojos debido a las emanaciones de gases venenosos. Al serles imposible evacuar, están atrapados bajo esta nube tóxica. La defensa más efectiva contra estos atropellos es su voto. Recuerde qué candidatos luchan por la limpieza del aire y la decencia humana, y quiénes apoyan a los matones tóxicos que nos mortifican. Javier Sierra es un columnista del Sierra Club. Sígalo en Twitter @javier_SC


SEPTEMBER 22 - 28, 2017

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Q&A: UNDER THE SEA WITH BETY LE As “The Little Mermaid” opens Broadway San Jose's 2017-2018 season, Bay Area native Bety Le gives us the rundown of what it’s like working on the adaptation of the famed Disney classic

was a different producing theater house. In May, the tour went on again however it was two different producing theaters that took it over so a handful of the cast members chose to not continue on with the tour. So, the girl that played the Ariel double before me chose not to go on with the tour and when that happened “The Little Mermaid” got a hold of me and asked if I was available. I had worked with Glenn before, I knew the Stage Manager and I knew the Company Manager, so the only people that hadn’t seen me work before were the Musical Director and the Choreographer. So they just asked me to send in a clip of myself singing and a quick dance clip of me. Then, they offered me the part. I only know The Little Mermaid from the cartoon, from childhood, I’d never seen the musical, I’d never heard any of the new music, didn’t even know what the Ariel Double meant. So the girl that played her before me, we connected via Facebook and got on the phone and she was phenomenal. She went through my entire track, let me know exactly what I was doing, and it was really exciting. It all happened so quickly.

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Arturo Hilario El Observador Stage performer Bety Le grew up in San Jose, as a child she was part of the Children’s Musical Theater and eventually attended Westmont High School. Although her pursuits of theater took a backseat to synchronized swimming, (as part of the Santa Clara Aquamaids), the theater bug eventually came back in high school, and from there set her on the course to the stage. As she returns to the Bay Area with the production of “The Little Mermaid”, she shares with us a bit of her history in the arts, and what exactly her role, as the “Ariel double”, entails. Thanks for the interview Bety. Could you first tell us a bit about yourself and how you became involved in the arts? So, when I was young, my mom let me audition for Saturday Children’s Musical Theater and I did a few shows with them, the last show I did I was 8, still pretty young, it was a production of Aladdin and I played Jasmin and then I stopped and I dove, no pun intended, into synchronized swimming. That was my main focus for most of my time living in San Jose, from my childhood into my teen years. Then after, halfway into high school I became really interested in performing again and acting so I joined the drama club and took the drama classes and when

I graduated from high school (I went to school in Westmont, in Campbell) I wanted to go to just an art school. So I only applied to 5 conservatories. It was really a big leap of faith to just apply to conservatories. Juilliard, CalArts, Boston Conservatory (among others). CalArts was my number one choice, and I got it! It’s an experimental theater school, not a musical theater school at all, very Avant- garde. But, after graduating from CalArts I found that musical theater was what I kept booking. I think my background in swimming and synchronized swimming helped out with choreography and fluidity and movement and so that's how I got into musical theater. My first show was The King and I, which I did at Sunnyvale Community Center when I was little so that was a really nice little full circle moment. Tell me a bit about how you became involved in the Little Mermaid. Did it help coming from a swimming background? For this one I had to make it look like I was swimming, but I’m flying, and I know what it feels like to swim in the water and the tension and the pressure and all the nuances of being underwater so to mimic that in the air came really easily for me. How I got the role was that in Cathy Rigby’s “Peter Pan” the director was Glenn Casale, who is also the director of “The Little Mermaid”. This company has been on the tour since last November. It

They reached me in mid-April, and I left to shoot a quick episode of “Claws” and during my time there in New Orleans I found out I officially booked it and they sent me the contract. By the end of May, I flew up to Kansas City to learn the show, in less than a week before we opened. Tell me about the role? What is an “Ariel double”? So the Ariel double, I do a lot of the flying for Ariel. Diana Huey, who plays Ariel, does all the acting and the singing, there are moments when she is unable to fly only because she very quickly after has to be on stage and be standing on land or whatever the case may be. So as her double I take over. In the very opening of the show and you see Ariel swimming and exploring, that’s me. So, on top of being the Ariel double I am in the ensemble so I dance in “Under the Sea”, sing and am also one of the maids. What’s interesting is that as the Ariel double you don’t really see my face, there’s a scrim (lightweight and translucent material used to diffuse light and mask actors). But, I’m proud of the work I get to do in the show. I feel like the little girl that’s always wanted to be a mermaid, because I did synchronized swimming, so I get to be Ariel without the pressure of being Ariel. Do you have a favorite scene or moment in the show? My favorite scene or moment in the show that I am a part of is definitely “Under the Sea”, and I wish that I could see it, but I hear it, it’s fantastic, but doing it is fun.

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All the flights that are in the show have names. My favorite flight is called “Fin’s Defeat” and that’s when Ariel turns into a mermaid. I just think the choreography works so well, Paul Rubin created the flight pattern for it. His work as a flight choreographer is beautiful. What would you say are the differences or aspects that make the Broadway version unique? You get to know Ursula, her backstory, more and why it is she has a vendetta against Ariel and Triton. And she has a couple numbers, her big number is “Poor, Unfortunate Soul” but there’s another song called “Daddy’s Little Angels” and that really explains to the audience and tells why Ursula is the way she is. I think it’s really interesting. Like I said I didn’t hear the song until we had our first sing through when the rest of the cast showed up after the newcomers like myself learned the show with the Dance Captain. What everyone loves about the Disney is the music. Sebastian is definitely an audience favorite and eh just definitely brings “Under the Sea” alive. In the movie, you see how much Sebastian cares about Ariel, and her well-being. What would be some reasons, besides the great ones you’ve mentioned, for folks to go catch this production of The Little Mermaid? I think now for people that are my age we grew up with “The Little Mermaid”, we watched it as a movie and we’ll always have that and people who have kids can come and share that story with their kids, it’s such a fun and beautiful story about love and independence, and about finding your home. There’s a line in the show that Ariel says, “what if home isn’t the place you were born but a place that you need to seek and find for yourself?” And I love that. It’s really beautiful, and I think the story is a beautiful story. It’s magical, and it’s under the sea, and people fly! And before we end the interview, Le drops a Broadway bombshell. A funny fact is that I’m afraid of heights. In the show, I fly just under 30 feet on the highest. So the first time they ever flew me, my palms were sweating, profusely. When they got me all the way to the top they’re like, “alright just so you feel it out.” and no one knew this about me, I was just going to be professional. When I got to the top, I think my face looked so calm but my head I was like, “I’m not going to be able to do this!”, but I got over it pretty quickly, now it’s just fun.    See Bety Le and the rest of the under the sea cast at “The Little Mermaid”, running from September 26 – October 1, 2017 at Broadway San Jose. Tickets available at ticketmaster.com and broadwaysanjose. com.


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HURACANES, TERREMOTOS, VIENTOS DE GUERRA ¿QUÉ PREDICEN LOS ASTROS?

Durante un mes hemos observado noticias alarmantes y hemos sido testigos de varios desastres naturales, terremonos y huracanes no dan tregua en el continente americano. Afectando naciones y regiones como México, Puerto Rico, Isla Barbuda, Islas Vírgenes, Cuba, Cayos de la Florida, etc. Además, la política internacional es causa de alarma ante las amenazas del mandatario de Corea del Norte, quien advierte, que convertirá a los Estados Unidos en cenizas. Por su parte el Presidente Trump, reacciona proclamando que Estados Unidos destruirá completamente a Corea del Norte. Vientos de guerra se avecinan. Desde el día del eclipse del mes anterior, parece que la vida se ha vuelto más difícil para muchos, señales en el cielo causan caos en la tierra. Es presagio que las predicciones bíblicas se están cumpliendo, podemos entonces observar como el libro del “Apocalipsis” está narrando nuestra historia presente y futura. El día 23 y 24 de septiembre ocurrirá una alineación de planetas, Mercurio Venus, Marte, la Estrella Regulus (la estrella más brillante de la constelación de Leo), el Sol, la Luna, Júpiter y Saturno estarán alineados, este fenómeno astronómico bastante peculiar, podría traer consigo más caos y más problemas. Es bastante probable que más hechos sorprendentes impacten nuestro planeta. Hay que andar muy alertas pues en diversas partes del mundo ocurrirán situaciones de violencia, pueden ocurrir nuevos atentados terroristas y más terremontos, erupciones volcánicas, inundaciones y aparición de asteroides cerca de la Tierra.

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humana. Estas profecías coinciden en el hecho que el mundo no llegará a su fin, pero si llegará el fin del sistema en el que vivimos actualmente. En la Biblia, en el libro de “San Lucas, capítulo 21, versículo 25”, encontramos esta interesante predicción” Habrá señales en el sol, la luna y las estrellas, y sobre la tierra angustia de naciones, por no conocer la salida a causa del bramido del mar y de su agitación”. Desde épocas remotas los eclipses y las alineaciones planetarias han traído presagios a la tierra, sería muy interesante prestarle la debida atención a estos fenómenos astronómicos, no estamos solos o aislados en el universo, todas las estrellas y planetas existen a nuestro alrededor por motivos que quizá aún desconocemos. Debemos orar, hacer plegarias y actuar de manera generosa para apaciguar la furia de la madre naturaleza. Dios bendiga a México y a Puerto Rico, países que laten fuerte en nuestros corazones. Es hora de unirnos hispanos, colaboremos, brindemos nuestra ayuda a los miles y miles de damnificados de ambos países. Quienes deseen colaborar pueden hacerlo a través de la Cruz Roja Internacional y otras instituciones sin fines de lucro que ya están haciendo llegar la ayuda a las personas más afectadas. Oremos por la paz del mundo.

Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. – September 21, 2017 marked the 36th annual International Peace Day, established by the United Nations back in 1981. Groups across the state are celebrating with vigils, rallies, and workshops centered on this year's theme, "together for peace, respect, safety and dignity for all," with a special focus on aiding migrants and refugees. Angela Parker with Campaign Nonviolence in Marin County said people need to get out and agitate for policies that favor community over greed. "The formula to heal people and planet is human rights, dignity, economic ethics and ecological integrity above corporate entitlement," Parker said. "And that's how we save all of us." Events are planned this week in more than two dozen towns, from Eureka all the way down to

San Diego, and in thousands of towns across the country - as a way to stand up to violence, racism and environmental destruction. Catholic group Pace e bene is coordinating the campaign here in the United States. John Bilorusky, president and faculty member at the Western Institute for Social Research in Berkeley, is planning a weekend-long conference on making affirmative choices. "It is a time for people to think about not only what they can do personally, but bigger picture issues that bear on racism as compared to multiculturalism (and) destructiveness and oppression as compared to social justice," Bilorusky said. He says he is heartened by the resistance movement that has sprung back to life in the past year since the election to oppose policies that restrict access to health care, harm efforts to slow down climate change and cause great suffering in the immigrant community.

¡Que Jesucristo ilumine nuestro camino!

La madre naturaleza está cansada, golpeada y maltratada por nosotros, los seres humanos, somos implacables con nuestro propio planeta. Existe mucha maldad, avaricia, odio racial, envidia, discriminación, arrogancia y todo tipo de sentimientos negativos, todo esto crea una aura de violencia y caos en el mundo. Muchas de las profecías, tanto bíblicas, como de otros profetas como Nostradamus, San Malaquías, y Edgar Cayce, coinciden en que estamos viviendo el tiempo de las revelaciones. Los astros indican que vendrá una era de paz. pero antes ocurriran eventos catastróficos que serán la antesala de un gran cambio, una evolución necesaria para la especie

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IPHONE X: IMITATION IS NOT INNOVATION Shelly Pa lmer

Apple got up on st age a nd c a lled old t echnolog y new. The compa ny cla imed ow nership of idea s that a re not it s ow n a nd, worst of a ll, it sounded li ke ever yone ha d rea d (a nd believed) t oo ma ny Apple press relea ses. This level of a r roga nce is not sur pr ising. Apple is one of the most va luable compa nies in the world. Maybe they c a n a f ford t o believe their ow n press. W hat sur pr ised me wa s Apple’s la ck of innovat ion. At some point , it ’s going t o c at ch up w ith them.

My month ly “new iPhone ever y yea r ” pay ment just joined my c able bi ll, my wat er bi ll, a nd my elec tr ic bi ll a s g r udge ex penses. I hat e pay ing them bec ause the compa nies cha rge more a nd more for the sa me st uf f, a nd there’s nothing I c a n do about it . Apple promised me a new iPhone ever y yea r a nd I fell for it . I d id n’t rea d the f ine pr int . Sure, I c a n get a new iPhone ea ch yea r, but there’s nothing in the ag reement say ing that Apple promises t o innovat e or lea d the industr y or ma ke something g reat . To f u lf i ll it s side of the contra c t , a ll Apple must do is ma ke a new iPhone a nd of fer it t o me. A nd that ’s a ll it ha s done. Im it at ion is not innovat ion. The iPhone X (pronounced iPhone t en) is ba sic a lly a Sa msung Ga la x y Note 8 (which is ba sic a lly a Sa msung Ga la x y S8 w ith a pen a nd a n a dd it iona l c a mera) which is ba sic a lly a Sa msung Ga la x y Not e 7 (which is it s ow n st or y). A nd the Not e 7 c a me out a yea r ago. Not on ly is Apple unapologet ic about it s blat a nt imit at ion of Sa msung. The compa ny t ook the a r t ist ic liber t y of cla iming that the iPhone X’s feat ures were “a ma z ing,” “ incred ible,” a nd “new.” I’m a Fa nboy, but Th i s T i me They ’ve G one Too Fa r Tr uth be t old, I a m a n Apple Fa nboy. I have a lways been. I ow n mu lt iple versions of pra c t ic a lly ever y produc t the compa ny ha s ever ma de. That sa id, Apple st a r t ed to ser iously piss me of f w ith the introduc t ion of the iPhone 7 Plus. My a r t icle “Apple iPhone 7: A re You F#$k ing K idd ing Me? ” is not exa c tly a love let t er t o Tim C ook. Then, a s if the desig n f laws were not enough, the f r uit compa ny doubled dow n w ith the introduc t ion of the Ma cBook Pro 2016. A nother demonstrat ion of the a r roga nce a nd ava r ice brew ing in C uper t ino. My unbox ing of my persona l Ma cBook Pro 2016 inspired a nother a r t icle, “Apple Ma cBook Pro 2016: W T F? ” We a lways hur t the ones we love. The Emperor’s New Clothe s “ Tha n k you,” sa id Tim C ook a s

Si nce You’re Buy i ng One A ny way, W h ich Shou ld You Buy?

he opened Apple’s inaug ura l present at ion at the St eve Jobs Theat er. That wa s the f irst a nd la st objec t ively tr ue thing sa id by a nyone f rom Apple. Ca lling ret a i l st ores “ Tow n Squa res” is pret ent ious a nd egot ist ic a l, not cr im ina l. But t a k ing cred it for 4K HDR a nd c a lling yea rsold t echnolog y “new ” is simply a lie. Say, “ We’re lat e t o the ga me a nd a re proud t o introduce a n a ma z ing, new, Applesque approa ch t o cont ent creat ed in 4K HDR ,” a nd I’ ll r un out t o get one. But t o infer that 4K is somehow a n Apple thing: W hy, Tim? W hy? Fa st for wa rd t o the iPhone 8 a nd 8 Plus a nnouncement s. W hy not c a ll them what they a re? A 7s a nd a 7s Plus. The dev ices a re it erat ive, not innovat ive, a nd there’s just no rea son t o purcha se them if you have a n iPhone 6 or lat er model. One more thing: the iPhone X – the “ f ut ure of sma r t phones.” Ser iously? The iPhone X is the f ut ure? A side f rom a n it erat ion of por tra it mode, the on ly thing consumers may see a s “new ” in the iPhone X is Fa ceID. (BT W: This feat ure ha s some people f rea k ing out about hav ing inva r ia nt models of their

fa ces st ored in the dev ice, but it shou ld n’t . From a pr iva c y point of v iew, Fa ceID is no bet t er or worse tha n TouchID, the f inger pr int sc a nner used in prev ious iPhones. Apple’s secure enclave is about a s close t o ha ckproof a s moder n t echnolog y w i ll a llow. If you choose not t o purcha se a n iPhone X , don’t use Fa ceID a s a rea son. It ’s a wellexecuted qua lit y concept , even if it is “ inspired ” by the fa ce recog nit ion pioneered by the Sa msung Ga la x y Not e 8.) A ma z i ng! “ You keep using that word. I do not thin k it mea ns what you thin k it mea ns.” (Inigo Mont oya , The Pr incess Br ide). The on ly thing a ma z ing about Apple’s epic event wa s how d isappoint ing it wa s. Not f rom a produc t specif ic at ion point of v iew. There’s not much more you c a n do w ith a ha nd set in 2017. A ll you c a n hope for is a lit tle bet t er screen, a slightly fa st er processor, a slightly bet t er c a mera , bet t er st orage, a nd slightly bet t er bat t er y life. W hat bothers me more is the self-hy pnosis at Apple a nd the compa ny ’s delusiona l not ion that if they say something, I w i ll a ccept it a s tr ue.

If you have a n iPhone older tha n a 6s, then get t ing the 8 or 8 Plus is a log ic a l st ep. Both the 8 a nd 8 Plus a re rea sonably pr iced a nd feat ured. If you have a 6s or lat er, the X is the on ly dev ice t o consider. It ’s not $999, it ’s $1,149 for the 256GB model. Un less you never t a ke pic t ures or v ideos, 64GB simply is not enough int er na l st orage. I w i ll be buy ing m ine d irec tly f rom Apple on the “new iPhone ever y yea r pla n.” It w ill cost me $49.01 per month includ ing Apple Ca re. That ’s g r udg ingly up approx imat ely $6 per month f rom my iPhone 7 Plus pay ment . The a lt er nat ive is a m ind-blow ing, f u llfeat ured Sa msung Ga la x y Not e 8, which is the phone of choice for A nd roid people a nd a lso happens t o be the “ inspirat ion” for the iPhone X . Sor r y, Apple, Sa msung d id a ll of this la st yea r a nd I c a n use my reg u la r ea rbud s. A nd, since you’re going t o buy one a ny way, here’s a br ief about ever y thing Apple a nnounced at their iPhone X event . It ’s more opt im ist ic tha n this a r t icle, but I wa s c aught up in the moment . One More Th i ng Hey, Tim, where’s the USB Ty pe C connec t or? W hat possible just if ic at ion c a n you have for not repla cing the nonst a nda rd L ightning connec t or w ith a Ma cBook a nd out world– compat ible USB Ty pe C connec t or? L a st yea r, Apple t old me that USB Ty pe C wa s the f ut ure. This yea r. you sa id the iPhone X is the f ut ure. W hy does iPhone X connec t me t o the pa st? A met aphor? Perhaps. Photo Credit: shellypalmer.com / Apple


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NATIONAL LATINO MEDIA COUNCIL ON 2017 EMMY AWARDS FAILING TO RECOGNIZE LATINO TALENT

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T h i s p a s t S u n d ay, t h e E m m y Aw a r d s acknowledged and celebrated outstanding television performances. Of the top one hundred acting nominations, only two Latinos were nominated a n d o n l y o n e t o o k h o m e a n aw a r d . The numbers below tell the story of the top 100 acting nominations and wins: W h i t e : 74 n o m i n e e s / 1 1 w i n s African American: 20 nominees/ 3 wins Asian: 4 nominees/ 1 win L a t i n o : 2 n o m i n e e s / 1 w i n  S a i d   A l e x No g a l e s , C E O a n d President of the Na t i o n a l H i s p a n i c Me d i a C o a l i t i o n :  “Latinos were once again absent from the Emmys despite being 18 p e r c e n t o f t h e U. S . p o p u l a t i o n a n d an extremely loyal entertainment audience with a purchasing power of 1.5 trillion dollars a y e a r. L e t u s b e c l e a r, t h e E m m y s a r e p r e s t i g i o u s aw a r d s a n d - - b y being denied roles and left out of aw a r d s c o n t e n t i o n - - L a t i n o s a r e denied even more opportunities throughout their career because of this lack of inclusion and recognition. “ T V n e t w o r k s h av e b a r e l y m o v e d the needle on Latino acting numbers, if at all, in the last d e c a d e . We , a l o n g w i t h A m e r i c a n In d i a n s a n d A s i a n A m e r i c a n s , a r e

consistently underrepresented on the screen and this has a harmful e ff e c t o n o u r c o m m u n i t i e s . T V networks and streaming services must commit to increasing diversity and inclusion of people of color in casting, writing, producing and directing by exploring new strategies and creating impactful pipeline programs. “ T h e Na t i o n a l L a t i n o Me d i a Council, of which NHMC is S e c r e t a r i a t , s i g n e d Me m o r a n d u m s o f Un d e r s t a n d i n g w i t h A B C , N B C , C B S , a n d F OX o n d i v e r s i t y n e a r l y two decades ago and we demand to see progress on that promise. Greater inclusion of people of color in front of and back of camera, particularly Latinos, hasn't caught up to reflect the character of the country and NLMC will continue to meet with executives and aggressively hold them accountable. Where they fall short, we will raise our voices in solidarity to ensure that their brands are connected to their shameless exclusion of our voices a n d t h a t t h e y f a c e t h e fi n a n c i a l c o n s e q u e n c e s o f t h o s e d e c i s i o n s .” T h e Na t i o n a l H i s p a n i c Me d i a Coalition (NHMC) is the media watchdog for the Latino c o m m u n i t y, e n s u r i n g t h a t w e a r e fairly and consistently represented in news and entertainment and that our voices are heard over the a i r w av e s a n d o n t h e i n t e r n e t . 

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