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HONORING HISPANIC WOMEN some 75% perished.

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Too often Hispanic women are not recognized nor honored. Especially those who made signif icant contributions to society, public policy, and economic evolutionary developments in several efforts to mitigate the impact of being a member of a marginalized community. Many of these women were overshadowed by the men in leadership roles which they fully supported. With their nurturing concepts they supported the leaders along with the entire membership of those movements. Dolores Huerta is one such Latina whose advocacy efforts in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. resulted in enacted legislation which established retirement pension plans, health benef its, credit unions, and standards which def ined safe work ing conditions in the fields wherei n C a mp e si no s toiled. A recent Dolores Huer t a docu ment a r y reveals her continued focus upon organizing Latino communities in the San Fernando Valley. Historic records reveal that Hernan Cortez, Spanish Conquistador, was assisted by an Aztec maid known as 'La Malinche'. She was not given credit merited as she interpreted and explained communications between A ztec leaders (Moctezuma) and their Spanish adversaries. An insight is that Spanish conquistadores destroyed two indigenous societies (Aztec and Inca) with the assistance of small pox virus they introduced which ravaged the indigenous peoples to the extent that

Who are the local women who made such contributions? I can recall only those I personally interacted with during my activism in Santa Clara County (and San Francisco Bay Area) which began during 1959. During the 1970's, I attended meetings of Mexican-American Unity Council, Redwood City, CA whose leader was Esther Talavera now residing in San Jose, CA with her son, Raymundo. Esther led the effort to establish 'Our Lady of Guadalupe Community Health Center' in the vacant Daly City Hall. Once she learned that I was a biochemist, she enlisted me in planning its clinical laboratory where blood chemistry and urinalysis tests were performed to enabled databased diagnostics. Her strategy, which worked, was to deliver community health care services to a neglected Latino community which the local Sisters of Charity's Seton Hospital were not addressing. That OLGCHC began to do that and eventually was absorbed by that local hospital. Esther was the first Latina activist I knew who attended CA's State Democratic Conventions and was an advocate there who was focused on the need for jobs having living wages, affordable homes, and education/ training for the Latino low income community. These very same public policy issues exist today. A nother L atina wa s Ernestina Garcia, leader of La Confederacion de la Raza Unida. At first, Ernestina distrusted me, as evidenced by her sharply worded question: “Why do you work over there when we need you here?” (Porque trabajas alli y no aqui?) Over time we

became trusting friends. I became her 'advisor' regarding communit y health care services delivered at SCVMC whose mission was defined by public policy endorsed by the Board of Supervisors (BOS), County of Santa Clara. Ernestina asked the BOS to have SCVMC's Emergency Room (ER) be governed by an ‘open-door policy’ (which is to first stabilize a patient; then inquire about insurances and ability to pay). Today, SC V MC's ER and its Trauma Center are the only San Francisco Bay Area's emergency services which continue to operate under this open-door policy. When the City of San Jose gave up, during the 1980's, its at large City Council elections and established its 10 districts, Blanca Alvarado competed with Anita Duarte to become the f irst Latina who represented SJ Council District 5. Blanca received the full support of EO whose publisher walked precincts. Some 30 years later, Blanca retired as a Supervisor representing SCCO District Two. Once in office, Blanca emphasis was advocacy for a fair share of civic ser vices for San Jose's East Side community by supporting the development of local youth centers, libraries, social and mental health services. R e c ent ly, L a R a z a Historical Society recognized Blanca for her civic leadership. Blanca was the 'tip of the spear' which passed through traditional barriers enabling those who followed (such as Nora Campos). Today, Supervisor Cindy Chavez represents SCCO District 2 and Magdalena Carrasco is San Jose's Vice Mayor and represents SJ's District 5. In addition, the San Jose City Council has five elected Latino(a)

off icials seated on its 10-member City Council. In like manner, Guadalupe Arellano served on Gilroy's City Council; Carmen Montano, Milpitas City Council, and Mt. View's City Council has had Latina members. For several terms, Dolores Marquez has served on the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District and has been this school district's board president. Jessie Serna, Esq., a lawyer, represented a family whose child died (pneumonia) while in protective custody in Juvenile Hall during the 1980's. In my professional role as Director of Planning, SCVMC, I became aware of this particulars case which 'Abogada Serna' guided through the court justice system all the way to the CA Supreme Court which ruled in favor of the family. Jessie Serna, Esq., another 'tip of the spear', deserves recognition as a Latina leader in this Santa Clara County Community. During 1985-86 when President , Me x i c a n A merican Chamber of Commerce (precursor of today's HCCSV), I met Sofia Mendoza who conveyed the idea that MACC assist Mexican American families whose homes were being subjected to eminent domain seizure by the SJ Redevelopment Agency. That idea led to a $125,000 performance based contract for MACC. Prev iously Sof ia had single-handedly advocated for prohibition of paddles which teachers used to discipline students at Roosevelt Elementary School (and many schools). SJSU's Dr. Consuelo Rodriguez and Dr. Jose Carrasco were teachers when Sofia personally raided this school and emerged with all teachers’ paddles. Soon thereafter the district's school board adapted its public policy prohibiting

physical punishment as a disciplinary action. Elena R obles taught many traditional culture & dances for more than 25 years (Los Lupenos Folklorico). Many Latinas such as Cecelia Burciaga (Stanford University Provost officer, later at CSU, Monterey Bay); Esther Medina , President, MACSA; Hermalinda Sapiens, CEO, CET; Rose Amador, CEO, CTC; and Cecelia Arroyo, a SCCO employee...all acted upon civic issues. Car men Ca stellano supported many Latino efforts while employed at San Jose City College and later contributed the funds for an 'Arts & Culture Center' which is named in her honor. Recently, Dr. Consuelo Rodriguez, SJSU; Marce Mora, SCCO Social Services Agency and Prof. Nannette Regua, Mexican American Studies, Evergreen Community College, were the Latinas contributing to the formation of 'La Raza Historical Society of Santa Clara Valley' (convened by Dr. Ramon J. Martinez; Fernando Zazueta, Esq., President). Today, let's encourage millennial Latinas to express interest in public policy which impacts all of us. A woman's perspective is quite different from those of competitive male leaders. Women tend to be concerned about family, relationships, communication skills, and doing those things which enable extended family well-being and community safety and involvement. Which Latina leaders do you remember? Help document their achievements in this community. Please send their name and contact information to <hmora les@ el-observador.com>.

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EL SISMO EN MÉXICO: ENTRE LA TRAGEDIA Y EL HEROÍSMO Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Exactamente 32 años después del macro sismo de 1985, un dia de septiembre, que había dejado entonces decenas de miles de muertes en la Ciudad de México, un nuevo sacudimiento de la capa tectónica de Cocos detonó uno de los más temibles terremotos en la historia recientes. Su epicentro fue en los subsuelos del estado de Puebla. Su magnitud oficial fue de 7.1 grados en la escala de Richter, pero su fuerza destructora fue infinitamente más devastadora para quienes sintieron sus embates en horas de la tarde, mientras se encontraban en casas u oficinas   A las 13:14, apenas dos horas después que cientos de miles de capitalinos habían ejecutado un magno simulacro de sismo, una de las secuelas de la cultura sísmica que legó el sacudimiento del 85, otro golpe de la naturaleza estremecía a la nación Las redes sociales se encargaron de hacer la tragedia Tangible.  Por Facebook y Twitter, no por la televisión, aparecieron las primeras imágenes. Desde una de las torres más altas, la ciudad daba la impresión de haber sido blanco de un bombardeo quirúrgico, con columnas de

polvo emanando del sitio de los edificios derruidos y, al menos en un caso, una explosión estridente con un hongo de llamas y humo. Enseguida llegaron los primeros testimonios al ras de la calle. A partir de las imágenes pixeladas de los teléfonos celulares sentimos la gravedad de la situación Un pequeño edificio de apartamentos se desplomaba ante nuestros ojos, la fallada de concreto de un edificio de apartamento se resquebrajaba hacia una avenida, un inmueble de varios pisos quedó colapsado en un solo nivel. La angustia se apoderó de la ciudad. Las líneas telefónicas quedaron interrumpidas o saturadas, lo que multiplicaba la ansiedad para localizar a seres queridos. Algunos pudieron comunicarse por WhatsApp o mensajes de texto, hasta que gradualmente pudo restablecerse el servicio telefónico y constatarse la situación de familiares y amigos. La célebre Alerta Sísmica, que debía prevenir a la población sobre la inminencia de un sacudimiento de la Tierra, fue ineficaz por la cercanía del epicentro. Pero la educación sísmica de los capitalinos hizo que miles iniciaran de inmediato la evacuación de oficinas, escuelas, residencias y restaurantes. No

todos tuvieron suerte En Coapa, la escuela primaria Enrique Rébsamen se convirtió en el icono de la destrucción, Más de 20 niños y dos maestros fueron aplastados por las losas de concreto. Al menos otros 30 alumnos seguían atrapados. La angustia de los padres era infinita, tratando de saber el paradero de sus hijos, averiguar quiénes eras los sobrevivientes, los hospitalizados, los que seguían bajo los escombros. Aunque un total de 44 estructuras se habían colapsado, de acuerdo con los conteos oficiales, la escuela Rébsamen era el foco de atención de una nación conmocionada y sacudida por el efecto mortal de la destrucción. Uno de los niños, llamado Victor, pudo ser contactado por la policía mientras seguía atrapado entre los escombros y ante la mirada expectante de la nación. Se le abasteció oxígeno, hasta poder encontrarle una ruta de salvación.   No había tiempo que perder. Los primeros rescatistas fueron los vecinos y transeúntes que se volcaron en cientos para empezar la labor hormiga de despejar las piedras en busca de los sobrevivientes. Hombro con hombro, largas columnas humanas utilizaban cubetas ordinarias para desplazar los escombros e intentar llegar a los sobrevivientes.

DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Friday September 29, 2017 / 10am San Pedro Square 87 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA Free

ADVANCED IMAGING CONFERENCE 2017 Friday September 29, 2017 / 8am San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $125

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID – BROADWAY SAN JOSE Saturday September 30, 2017 / 8pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $48 - $203

SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN ST. JAMES PARK Friday September 29, 2017 / 12pm St James Park N 2nd St San jose, CA Free

TESKE’S GERMANIA OKTOBERFEST Friday September 29, 2017 / 6:30pm Teske’s Germania 255 N 1st St San Jose, CA

DRONE WORLD EXPO 2017 Tuesday October 3, 2017 / All Day San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $0 - $895

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES Friday September 29, 2017 / 6pm St James Park N 2nd St San Jose, CA Free

SJ IMPROV: ILIZA SHLESINGER FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 / 7:30PM San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $30 - $60

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

FOUNTAIN ALLEY FRIDAYS Friday September 29, 2017 / 6pm Fountain Alley San Jose, CA Free

2017 SHARKS FOUNDATION FITNESS FACEOFF Saturday September 30, 2017 / 7:30am SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $20 - $60

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

UN PUÑO EN ALTO Las expresiones de heroísmo y solidaridad desinteresada se multiplicaron en todos los sitios de edificios colapsados. Miles de jóvenes ignoraron la falta de equipo y experiencia, y se abocaron a crear grandes cadenas de brazos para ayudar en el rescate, amas de casa sacaron mesas para prepararles comida, se materializaron miles de garrafones y botellas de agua potable. Los autos particulares se convirtieron en ambulancias y las motocicletas en transporte de medicamentos, guantes y primeros auxilios. Un puño en alto se convirtió en el símbolo de la esperanza. La seña universal para guardar silencio era la primera indicación visual del encuentro de un sobreviviente. Y aquella gritería de voces y esfuerzos, esos miles de héroes anónimos, de voluntarios improvisados, la mayoría sin tapa bocas, creaba un silencio imponente, solidario, en los sitios de la destrucción. Tal como lo habían hecho durante el sismo de 1985, brigadas espontáneas de ciudadanos, capitalinos, chilangos, todos, se transformaron en un ejército caótico de manos y voluntades con el objetivo común de salvar vidas, encontrar seres queridos, darle una oportunidad a la esperanza. Y en el centro de esa gesta heroica, de la

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Nada, frente a un edificio derruido, una voz gritó Viva México, Viva México, y un coro humano se formó al instante. Y la multitud, hombres y mujeres que nunca habían cruzado miradas o palabras o sonrisas, correspondió con un himno elocuente de Viva México. El primer conteo arrojó apenas un indicio de la destrucción: 217 muertos, 700 heridos y cientos de desaparecidos, incluidos los alumnos de la escuela Rébsamen. El mayor número de decesos tuvo lugar en la Ciudad de México, pero la muerte llegó también a los estados de Morelos, Puebla, Estado de México y Guerrero. Han transcurrido menos de 24 horas del sacudimiento y la emergencia sigue viva, no solo para rescatar a sobrevivientes o recuperar cuerpos, sino para atender a damnificados en albergues e inspeccionar la habitabilidad de viviendas, escuelas y centros de trabajo. La solidaridad y apoyo internacional empezó a hacerse presente  Miles de mexicanos siguen sin servicio eléctrico o vivienda, o centro de trabajo o escuela, pero no sin luz… ni fe… ni esperanza.  Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.


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ANNUAL CAASPP RESULTS SHOW STEADY PERFORMANCE FOR SANTA CLARA COUNTY STUDENTS

SCCOE working toward closing the achievement gap

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WGU's competency-based learning model makes it possible for students to fit studying into their busy lives. Students complete courses as soon as they demonstrate that they have mastered the subject matter, enabling them to move quickly through material they already know and spend more time focusing on what they still need to learn.

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SAN JOSE, CA – Results from the third year of  the student assessment system known as CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) show that Santa Clara County students continue to outperform their state counterparts. The CAASPP assessments measure student progress from grades three to eight and 11 in English Language Arts and Mathematics and demonstrates each student’s ability write clearly, think critically, and solve problems, skills to help prepare students for college and careers in the 21st century. “Because test scores, are quantifiable illustrations of performance, it is easy to judge school and student performance based solely on numbers; but CAASPP results will show their greater value with time. The numbers will eventually allow us to track student progress and development over time, and the more data received, the greater understanding we will have,” said Jon R. Gundry, County Superintendent of Schools. Staff from the Department of Assessment and Accountability of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) did an in-depth analysis of the results and noted the following highlights: • For the ELA assessments, 62 percent of Santa Clara County students reached the Standard Met or Standard Exceeded achievement levels compared to 49 percent of students statewide. • For the mathematics assessments, 55 percent of Santa Clara County students reached the Standard Met or Standard Exceeded achievement levels compared to 38 percent of students statewide. • Santa Clara County students met or exceeded standards at higher rates than their statewide counterparts at all grade levels (grades three to eight and 11) on the ELA and mathematics assessments. • Overall and in eight of nine student, Santa Clara County students equaled or bettered their statewide counterparts in terms of the Standard Met or Standard Exceeded achievement levels on both the ELA and mathematics assessments. The results also show that some challenges remain: • A substantial achievement gap exists between Hispanic/Latino students and white and Asian

students in the county. ᵒᵒ For ELA, there is a 46 percentage point difference between the percent of Hispanic/ Latino and Asian students that reached the Standard Met or Standard Exceeded achievement levels. Math results show a 56 percentage point difference. • Within Santa Clara County there is a substantial achievement gap between Economically Disadvantaged and Not Economically Disadvantaged students. ᵒᵒ For ELA, there is a 39 percentage point difference. The gap is even larger in math, where there is a 43 percentage point difference. “While there are some incremental increases from the previous year, much of the performance remains the same  and demonstrate that our challenges still exist, particularly for the economically disadvantaged, and Hispanic student groups,” said Gundry. The SCCOE offers many programs to close those achievement gaps for current student populations, for example the Curriculum & Instruction department offers  training and professional development  to help teachers find new and exciting ways to engage every student in their classroom. “We are also working toward closing the achievement gap for future students, the research from the  Early Learning Master Plan and Strong Start Coalition  prove that providing equitable access to high quality early care and education is the most effective means of preventing the racial-ethnic and economic opportunity gaps in our communities,” said Gundry. “But it is important for families to note that while assessments like CAASPP provide valuable data, this is not a full picture of their child’s academic performance or potential. Families will receive a better understanding of their child’s academic performance and help their child better succeed by monitoring their daily assignments, having regular contact with their child’s teacher throughout the school year, and taking an active role in their child’s education,” adds Gundry. The entire analysis and other information relating to CAASPP can be found at www.sccoe. org/caaspp.

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A career in teaching is one of the most demanding and challenging jobs that exist today. For those considering this path, the decision may be fraught with questions, and some not easily answered. That said, if becoming a teacher is the direction you want to take, there are some things you need to know, especially if you are considering online schools: • It's doable. It may seem overwhelming, but online schooling has become better with each passing year. You can keep your job while taking classes online. And if you already work in the field or have taken classes before, take placement tests and move on to new classes and information. • It's affordable. Cost is a big setback for many students today. Online schools help people take part in higher education without many of the costs associated with a traditional college experience. For example, Western Governors University (WGU) is a nonprofit school that has a record of high placement with more graduates employed five years after they earn their degrees compared to the national average, according to wgu.edu.

• It's gratifying. As everyone knows, teachers make a difference. Every time you feel stressed about classes, focus on why you want to become a teacher -- to see the smiles on students' faces, to be a role model for students, and to do what you love. • It's financially beneficial with a master's. A benefit of online schooling is that you can continue your education while educating others. In addition to furthering your abilities in the teaching field, a master's degree will help you earn more money. Teachers from elementary to high school make about $7,000 more per year with a master's degree, according to teacher.org. “By earning a master's degree, you also have the option to take on more advanced roles in the field of education, and these positions typically come attached with higher salaries,” Masters in Teaching says. • It's possible to achieve balance. Another advantage of online classes is that you can balance your life at work, home and school. Of course, adding to your schedule will keep you busy, but you can attend classes while sitting at home or on your lunch break. With a few tweaks to your schedule, you can manage your time to fit it all in. “Choosing to become a teacher may be one of the more noble decisions one can make in life,” teacher.org says. “Teachers have the ability to shape the lives of children and young adults of varying ages and in a variety of learning stages.”


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COLLEGE STUDENTS NEED TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM IDENTITY THEFT their parents to help mitigate their risk: • Securely store personal documents. Keep only what you need in your wallet or purse and keep everything else in a safe, including your laptop and any other devices that contain sensitive information. This includes credit cards, your driver’s license, and anything that includes your Social Security Number (SSN) or other sensitive information. Make sure to shred any documents that contain personal information before throwing them away.

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College students prepare themselves for a variety of new experiences when they first move away from home. Identity theft, however, is one factor that they may not consider when thinking about the challenges that come with their newfound independence. Unfortunately, identity theft should be at the top of their mind. The Federal Trade Commission

(FTC) received nearly 400,000 identity theft complaints in 2016, and 15% of those came from consumers aged 20-29. Consumer Reports, a BBB Accredited Charity, notes that households headed by individuals aged 18-24 may be even more likely than average to experience identity theft. Not only are college students put in unique situations that may put them at higher risk of identity theft, they also may not be taking the necessary precautions to avoid it. BBB offers the following tips to students and

• Protect yourself with strong passwords and PINs. Secure all online accounts with strong passwords. Passwords should be long and unique, and don’t use the same password for multiple accounts. Turn on multi-factor authentication if possible. Write passwords down on a piece of paper and store it in your safe, don’t keep them on any device. You can also use a password manager, just make sure to check out the business on bbb.org first. Make sure all your devices are protected by a password. Be careful using public Wi-Fi, you may be exposing yourself to scammers. Learn more about password safety at bbb.org/passwords. • Watch out for scams. In 2016, students nationwide reported more than 2,300 scams to BBB Scam Tracker (bbb.org/scamtracker). Many scams aim to glean personal information in the hopes of stealing your identity. Learn how to protect yourself from a variety of scams at bbb.org/scamtips. It’s also important to not over-share on social media. Consumer Reports notes that “fraudsters can mine social media

posts for information that could help them get past account security questions on various sites.” • Don’t give away your SSN unless it’s absolutely necessary. Your SSN, financial information, and other personal information should only be given out on a need-to-know basis. If you’re prompted to share your SSN, first ask if there’s another way to identity yourself. If you don’t have a choice and can’t avoid using the service (e.g., to see your class or grade information), make sure that you trust the institution or person who needs it. The fewer people that know your personal information, the better. Be wary sending personal information through the mail, as it could be stolen. Online, look for the “https” in the URL, where the “s” stands for “secure”. • Stay on top of your credit. Checking your credit report is one of the best ways to catch instances of identity theft. In the U.S., you have the right to check your credit report with each of the three credit bureaus once per year at www. annualcreditreport.com. Space these checks out across the year, and you will know fairly quickly if something is awry. The best line of defense against identity theft is to guard your personal information. For more tips on avoiding identity theft, visit bbb.org/ identitytheft. If you’ve had your identity stolen, visit identitytheft.gov to learn next steps, and then report it 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.

LOS ESTUDIANTES UNIVERSITARIOS NECESITAN TENER CUIDADO CON EL ROBO DE IDENTIDAD • Almacene los documentos personales de forma segura. Lleve sólo lo que necesita en su cartera o monedero y almacene todo lo demás en una caja fuerte, incluyendo su computadora portátil y cualquier otro dispositivo que contenga información confidencial. Esto incluye tarjetas de crédito, su licencia de conducir y cualquier cosa que tiene su Número de Seguro Social (SSN) u otra información confidencial. Asegúrese de destruir cualquier documento que contenga información personal antes de tirarlo.

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Los estudiantes universitarios se preparan para una variedad de nuevas experiencias cuando se alejan de casa. El robo de identidad, sin embargo, es una cosa que usualmente ellos no consideran cuando piensan en las dificultades que vienen con su nueva independencia. Desafortunadamente, el robo de identidad es más común de lo que piensan. La Comisión Federal de Comercio (FTC) recibió cerca de

400.000 quejas de roo de identidad en 2016, y el 15% de ellas vinieron de consumidores de 20 a 29 años. Consumer Reports, una Caridad Acreditado por BBB, dice que los individuos entre 18 y 24 años pueden ser aún más propensos al robo de identidad. Los estudiantes universitarios se encuentren en una situación única que puede ponerlos en riesgo de robo de identidad, y también frecuentemente no toman las precauciones necesarias para evitarlo. BBB ofrece los siguientes consejos a los estudiantes y sus padres para mitigar su riesgo:

• Protéjase con contraseñas y PINs fuertes. Asegure todas sus cuentas en línea con contraseñas seguras. Las contraseñas deben ser largas y únicas, y no debe utilizar la misma contraseña para varias cuentas. Active la autenticación multifactorial si es posible. Escriba sus contraseñas en un pedazo de papel y guárdelo en su caja fuerte – no debe escribirlos en ningún dispositivo. También puede utilizar un administrador de contraseñas, pero asegúrese hacer su investigación sobre el negocio en bbb.org primero. Asegúrese de que todos sus dispositivos están protegidos con una contraseña o PIN. Tenga cuidado al usar Wi-Fi pública, porque puede exponer usted a estafadores. • Evite estafas. En 2016, los estudiantes reportaron más de 2.300 estafas al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB (bbb.org/scamtracker). Estafadores quieren recoger su información personal con el objetivo de robar su identidad. También es importante que no comparta demasiado en las redes sociales. Consumer Reports dice que “los estafadores pueden usar sus mensajes en los medios sociales para obtener

información que les ayude a responder a sus preguntas de seguridad en varios cuentas.” • No comparta su SSN a menos que sea absolutamente necesario. Su SSN, información financiera y otra información personal sólo debe ser compartido en base de necesidad de saber. Si alguien se le pide que comparta su SSN, primero pregunte si hay otra forma de identificación que puede usar. Si no tiene otra opción y no puede evitar usar el servicio (por ejemplo, para ver su información de clase o grado), asegúrese de que puede confiar en la institución o persona que lo necesita. Tenga cuidado enviando información personal a través del correo, porque podría ser robado. En línea, busque el “https” en la URL, donde la “s” significa “seguro”. • Echa un vistazo a su crédito. Comprobando su informe de crédito es una de las mejores maneras de detectar casos de robo de identidad. En los Estados Unidos, tiene el derecho de revisar su informe de crédito con cada una de las tres agencias de crédito una vez al año en www.annualcreditreport.com. Espacie estos cheques a través del año, y usted sabrá bastante rápidamente si algo está mal. La mejor manera de defenderse contra el robo de identidad es proteger su información personal. Si su identidad ha sido robada, visite robodeidentidad.gov para aprender los próximos pasos, y luego repórtelo al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/scamtracker. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en goldengate.bbb.org.


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Siempre se está recordando a la gente a que se alimenten bien y que hagan ejercicio para que se mantengan sanos. ¿Pero qué hacer en cuanto a la salud de los ojos? Docenas de enfermedades y condiciones oculares tales como la diabetes, presión arterial alta y algunos tipos de cáncer se pueden diagnosticar y detectar gracias a un sencillo examen ocular. Esto se debe a que el ojo es en realidad parte del sistema nervioso. Un médico especialista de los ojos puede detectar anormalidades en los vasos sanguíneos finos en la parte posterior del ojo antes de que se noten en otras partes del cuerpo. Un problema que se detecta en los ojos puede ser una señal de cambios relacionados a la salud, que de otra manera no se podrían haber detectado.    La verdad sobre la salud ocular A continuación señalamos los hechos en cuanto a ciertos mitos comunes sobre los exámenes oculares: • Mito: Los exámenes oculares se realizan solamente para recetas de anteojos.  • Hecho: Hay dos tipos diferentes de exámenes oculares: 1. Típicamente, un examen ocular completo es realizado por un oftalmólogo, el médico que se especializa en la salud y cirugía ocular. Su oftalmólogo le dilatará las pupilas con unas gotas. Esto le permitirá examinar la retina y el nervio óptico, localizado en la parte posterior del ojo, para ver si hay daños causados por alguna enfermedad.   2. Un examen ocular de rutina determina si usted necesita anteojos o lentes de contacto para ver claramente. Le pedirán que lea letras al azar que se vuelven más pequeñas para determinar como lee a diferentes distancias. Este examen es normalmente realizado por un optometrista.  • Mito: Usted no necesita un examen ocular a menos que tenga problemas de la visión. • Hecho: No espere hasta notar que tiene un problema de la visión para hacerse un examen de los ojos. Algunas enfermedades y condiciones oculares no tienen señales tempranas que anuncian la pérdida de la visión; uno pierde

La Academia Americana de Oftalmología (American Academy of Ophthalmology) recomienda hacerse un examen ocular de base a los 40 años, el momento en el que los síntomas tempranos de una enfermedad o de cambios en la visión pueden ocurrir. Esto es importante y parecido a un examen de base para detectar diabetes o cáncer. Si usted tiene 65 años de edad o más, asegúrese de revisar sus ojos cada uno o dos años para detectar señales de enfermedades oculares relacionadas con la edad, como cataratas, degeneración macular y glaucoma. Cuidado ocular para salvar la vista Si usted es mayor de 65 años y está preocupado por el costo de un examen, el programa EyeCare America® de la Academia Americana de Oftalmología puede ayudar. EyeCare America ofrece exámenes oculares normalmente sin costo alguno para personas elegibles gracias a una red de aproximadamente 6,000 oftalmólogos voluntarios. Dos programas de EyeCare America han ayudado a casi 2 millones de personas. El programa Seniors conecta a personas mayores elegibles con un oftalmólogo voluntario para que se realicen un examen ocular sin costo alguno por hasta un año, mientras que el programa Glaucoma, ofrece exámenes de glaucoma a individuos elegibles que están en riesgo incrementado de desarrollar glaucoma, determinado por su edad, raza e historial familiar.  Elegibilidad para los programas: Programa Seniors: • Ser ciudadano estadounidense o residente legal • Ser mayor de 65 años  • No pertenecer a un HMO o tener cobertura ocular mediante la VA • No haber visitado a un oftalmólogo en tres años o más.  Programa Glaucoma:  • Ser ciudadano estadounidense o residente legal • No pertenecer a un HMO o tener cobertura ocular mediante la VA • No haber tenido un examen ocular en 12 meses o más • Estar en riesgo incrementado de desarrollar glaucoma, determinado por su edad, raza e historial familiar. Aprenda más Para mayor información sobre el programa y para ver si usted, un miembro de su familia u otra persona que conoce podría ser elegible, visite www.aao.org/eyecareamerica.   Es aconsejable que un profesional chequeé sus ojos con regularidad.

A nd re a S e a r s P ubl ic New s S er v ic e WA SHI NGTON Pro - choic e a dvoc at e s c elebrat ed Tue sday when t he R epubl ic a n le a der sh ip i n t he U. S. S enat e c a nc eled a schedu led vot e on t he lat e s t ef for t t o repe a l t he A f fordable C a re Ac t . S enat e Major it y L e a der Mit ch Mc C on nel l, R -Ky., c onc eded defe at when it be c a me cle a r t hat t h ree fel low R epubl ic a n s wou ld oppose t he bi l l. S ome e s t i mat e s have sa id a s ma ny a s 32 m i l l ion A mer ic a n s wou ld have los t t hei r he a lt h i n su ra nc e u nder t he bi l l. Ac c ord i ng t o K aylie Ha n son L ong, nat iona l c om mu n ic at ion s d i re c t or for NA R A L Pro - Choic e A mer ic a , it wou ld have i mposed severe re s t r ic t ion s on reproduc t ive r ig ht s. "A l low i ng s t at e s t o wa ive bi r t hc ont rol c overage , re a l ly re st r ic t abor t ion c overage ," she sa id. " W hat's re a l ly of fen sive t oo i s, t he whole t i me , t hey have been t a l k i ng about pa s si ng a bi l l t hat re a l ly sla she s mat er n it y c a re." R epubl ic a n s have c a l led t he A f fordable C a re Ac t a d i sa st er w it h i ncre a si ng ly u na f fordable prem iu m s, dw i nd l i ng choic e s for c on su mer s a nd exorbit a nt c ost s.

Fa i lu re of t he lat e st repe a l ef for t i s li kely t o re st a r t a bipa r t i sa n ef for t t o i mprove t he ACA , a nd L ong sa id t here i s a not her opt ion on t he t able: S en. Ber n ie Sa nder s' Med ic a re for A l l bi l l, wh ich wou ld c over abor t ion ser v ic e s. " That wou ld have t he i mpa c t of repe a l i ng t he Hyde A mend ment ," she sa id , "wh ich doe s not h i ng but prevent low-i nc ome women f rom rec eiv i ng t he sa me k i nd of he a lt h c a re t hat t hei r we a lt h ier peer s c a n a c c e s s." The bi l l t out ed by Sa nder s, I-Vt ., wou ld cre at e a nat iona l, si ng lepayer he a lt h- c a re s y s t em, repla ci ng most pr ivat e he a lt h i n su ra nc e. Pre sident Tr u mp, who ma de repe a l of t he ACA a c ent ra l t heme of h i s elec t ion c a mpa ig n, ex pre s sed h i s d i sappoi nt ment t hat t he ef for t ha s fa i led aga i n. L ong st re s sed t hat t he f ig ht i s fa r f rom over. " Th i s won' t be t hei r la st at t empt . They're goi ng t o c ont i nue t o t r y t o ch ip away at t he law i n what ever way t hey c a n," she sa id. "But t hat's why we a l l need t o st ay on ou r t oe s a nd keep up t he se re si st a nc e ef for t s." R epublic a n s have sa id t hey w i l l renew t hei r repe a l ef for t s a f t er t hey have re solved t he i s sue of t a x refor m.

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StatePoint The way we communicate and relate to one another is rapidly evolv ing, and new platforms and applications are constantly feeding that change. At the center of it all is the ability for indiv iduals to create their ow n v ideo, photo and w ritten content that allows them to express opinions and thoughts in real-time. It is estimated that while average millennials w ill take 25,000 self ies in a lifetime, they are replacing the static self ie w ith self-produced v ideos to express themselves more fully. Users are taking to multiple platforms -- including Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Live -to share richer details of their ever yday lives through streaming v ideo content as a way of cultivating their ow n personal brand to their followers. “Millennials are attracted to self ies and mobile v ideos as a way of sharing their opinions and voices,” says Jarret Streiner, CEO and President of Selfeo, an immersive, interactive v ideo distribution platform that encourages users to engage w ith one another. “Self-produced v ideo and picture content brings about a whole new form of expression to users.” Users are of fering real-time reactions on a variety of topics from the must-watch series f inale to the

big game. In this election year, new trends -- and controversies -- have also emerged. For example, the socalled “self ie-ballot” has become a popular way to celebrate civ ic engagement -- whereby voters post Election Day pictures and v ideos to their social media accounts; however some states are banning the practice due to general restrictions on photography in the voting booth. “Video-distribution platforms are taking on a grow ing relevance in the lives of indiv iduals, because they prov ide an alternative platform to mainstream media. Society is dealing w ith the resulting changes,” says Streiner.

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Brands too are getting in on the trend, using social media platforms to connect w ith consumers v ia mobile v ideo. While only 24 percent of national brands are now using online v ideo to market to consumers, according to Kantar Media, that percentage w ill likely grow. “Brands’ mobile v ideo is taking a central role in inf luencing our purchasing decisions,” says Streiner. With these ty pes of social media capabilities so readily available to consumers, and a grow ing number of people looking for active engagement w ith one another on the hot topics of the day, exper ts say that mobile v ideo and self ies are here to stay.

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Mayor Schaaf Calls for Moving People from Encampments into Secured, Safe, Navigation Centers

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PARK SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA – Santa Clara County Parks is pleased to announce the opening of a newly constructed, innovative playground at Hellyer County Park. Although the winter floods delayed construction and pushed backed the opening of the new playground from earlier this summer, the playground literally opened with a splash on Tuesday September 19, 2017. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Oakland, CA –  Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is requesting the Council approve an innovative proposal to open the city’s first outdoor navigation center that will move people from encampments into temporary shelter as they await permanent housing.

Robinson facility last year now reside in permanent housing.

The site – the first of possibly three in Oakland – will provide up to 40 people with portable “ Tuff Shed” living structures and access to wrap-around social ser vices in one secured location. The action is designed to immediately, “Move people off sidewalks and into safety and services,” Schaaf said.

Provide portable toilets, showers, and sanitar y living conditions

The first proposed navigation center would:

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The new playground will feature a 30-ft. high structure for slides and bridges, swings, climbing structures, and a water play area to keep children cool on warm summer days. The play area water feature is a first for Santa Clara County Parks. The water play area includes an extensive collection of jets, waterfalls, and sprinklers that keep outdoor play cool and refreshing. The system

- Provide up to 40 people a temporar y “ Tuff Shed” living structure for up to six months

- Provide on-site social ser vices to help clients transition into housing and employment

The outdoor navigation centers would mark a temporar y solution until the city opens a new rapidhousing facility, also proposed by Schaaf, and modeled after the Bay Area Community Ser vices’-staffed Henr y Robinson Center. Eightyseven percent of nearly 300 clients who lived at Oakland’s Henr y

“Attacking this problem calls for an all-hands-on-deck solution,” Schaaf said. “For the health, safety, and livability of all Oakland residents, we need to attack the cost of living crisis both in the long term and in the right now – and this proposal addresses the immediate encampment crisis.”

The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department has provided recreational opportunities, beautiful parks and precious natural resources for Santa Clara County residents for over 60 years. This golden legacy has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in the State of California.

La Junta Directiva de Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) lo invita a asistir a las siguientes reuniones públicas de la Junta Directiva de VTA:

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Cámaras de la Junta de Supervisores (Board of Supervisors Chambers) County Government Center 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose Se puede llegar a este lugar usando las Líneas 61, 62, 66 y 181 de autobuses y tranvías de VTA. Por favor, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Oficina de la Junta llamando al (408) 321-5680 o envíe un correo electrónico a board.secretary@vta.org para confirmar la fecha y el lugar de las reuniones.

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Mayor Schaaf is also exploring innovative partnerships with nonprofit and volunteer groups to support the outdoor navigation centers. Private partners have expressed interest in financing the cost of the “ Tuff Sheds” and support ser vices.

The new playground is nearly twice the size as the original and can accommodate 100 in the water play area and 200 children total. Shady picnic areas surround the new playground and Cottonwood Lake is only steps away. Hellyer County Park is located at 935 Hellyer Avenue in San Jose.

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- Provide a secured environment 24-7, with access to authorized personnel only

“Homeless encampments are not healthy for anyone, least of all the people living in them,” Schaaf said. “Getting people into housing is hard and complicated work, but an outdoor navigation center will allow us to take the first step with an Oakland approach: At the speed of compassion and capacity.”

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REBUILDING SAN JOSE'S POLICE DEPARTMENT IS GOING GREAT, BUT WE'RE NOT DONE YET "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -Will Rogers

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He's launched popular "Coffee with a Cop" gatherings, inspiring constructive dialogue in otherwise police-wary neighborhoods. We've boosted pay for multilingual officers to improve communication within our diverse community, attracting recruits fluent in eight languages to a recent academy.

By Mayor Sam Liccardo

Dear Friends,

When I became mayor two and a half years ago, our police department faced a crisis. While San Jose has long had the most thinly-staffed department of any major U.S. city, the Great Recession, layoffs, pay cuts and battles over pension reform all exacerbated our shortfalls. As a result, San Jose had lost about 600 officers in less than half a decade, and the losses would persist for another year. Today, we see a different future. With the voters' approval of Measure F's pension reform settlement last November, we've halted the flight of officers from SJPD while saving more than $42 million this year on retirement costs. A new police contract and new recruiting approaches appear to be bearing fruit: Our most recent academy boasted 54 new recruits, the most in a decade, and by the end of this year, we will have added more than 100 officers to the force. In addition, we're seeing substantial reductions this year in homicides and other violent crime. This resurgence, combined with San Jose's maintenance of the lowest violent crime rate of any major U.S. city during our leanest years, says much

Even with these recent gains, police staffing will remain too thin for several years more. We must continue to think smarter about how we can do more with less. This requires a focus on crime prevention, such as by expanding our SJ Works program, which provided employment and job skills to more than 1,000 teens living in gang-impacted neighborhoods this year.

Photo Credit: Pixabay about the character and commitment of hundreds of our officers who stayed on through the back-toback overtime shifts, canceled family vacations, declining pay and plummeting morale.

for returning SJPD officers -without compromising the department's high standards.

It also speaks to the leadership of Chief Eddie Garcia to right the ship, and of his recruiting team, led by Lt. Heather Randol, to revive SJPD's ability to attract the best and brightest.

Those standards are critical: In other cities that have too-eagerly boosted their ranks, communities have suffered the transgressions of rookies lacking the judgment of veteran officers. For that reason, we will sharpen our focus on accountability and on building community trust.

While the early results appear promising, we still have a long way to go. Increased media attention on policing nationally has created new challenges to recruiting, so we must continue SJPD's efforts to broaden its recruiting strategy - such as we've seen for young military veterans, LGBT candidates, and

When we deployed body-worn cameras on every patrol officer last year, complaints of officers' use of force plummeted. Chief Garcia also expanded mandatory training in violence de-escalation, implicit racial bias recognition, and street-level mental health crisis management.

We must double down on force-multiplying partnerships, such as District Attorney Jeff Rosen's community prosecutor initiative that has deterred prostitution in the Washington neighborhood. We've doubled the size of our Community Service Officer ranks to improve response and investigation of burglaries and property crime. We also must continue to invest in better technology, as we've enhanced officer access to data in the field, added tools like license-plate readers, deployed money-saving fleet telematics, and timesaving predictive analytics. We're on the right track, but there's no time for sitting. Working together, we can rebuild America's finest police department.

LOS VOLUNTARIOS SE OFRECEN CON VALOR PARA PROTEGER A SU COMUNIDAD No obstante, muchas estaciones de bomberos no tienen el personal suf iciente y las llamadas de emergencia sig uen en incremento. Estos ser v icios de emergencia están buscando a integrantes de la comunidad que se unan a su personal. "Cualquier persona puede ser bombero. Somos personas de todas las edades, sexos, razas, etnicidades y profesiones", declaró el jefe de bomberos Juan Bonilla , integrante de la junta directiva del National Volunteer Fire Council. "La estación

de bomberos proporciona la capacitación: todo lo que necesitas es el deseo y el compromiso de ser v ir a los demás". Ser bombero voluntario es una forma única de apoyar a la comunidad, aprender nuevas habilidades y trabajar con un equipo de personas de todo tipo, que quieren hacer la diferencia. Casi un millón de personas protegen a sus comunidades como bomberos voluntarios. Para saber más y buscar opor tunidades en su localidad: w w w. MakeMeA Firef ighter.org.

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Cuando ocurre una emergencia , las comunidades en todo Estados Unidos dependen de la estación de bomberos de su localidad para atender la situación. Lo que muchas personas no saben es que hay gran posibilidad de que las personas que responden a su llamada sean voluntarios. Los voluntarios forman alrededor

de 70 por ciento de los ser v icios de bomberos del país y dedican su tiempo y esf uerzo para ay udar a sus comunidades de una forma ex traordinaria y llena de satisfacciones para ellos. Los voluntarios atienden toda clase de emergencias, como incendios, emergencias médicas, labores de búsqueda y rescate, desastres naturales y más.

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S a n t a C l ara C ounty w ou l d b en e fi t f r o m AB 93 2, a bil l t h at , i f en a c t ed i n t o law, wo ul d all ow t h e Cou n ty t o e x p ed i te the c on s t r u c t i on of h o u s i ng f or homel e s s f a m i l i e s a n d i n d i v id ual s i f an em e r gen c y i s de c lared . T h e Bi l l was intro d u c ed b y s t at e A s s e mbl y Member Phi l Ti n g , w h o r e p r e s ents areas of S a n Fra n c i s c o, Br o ad moo r, C ol ma a n d Da l y Ci ty, a n d co-autho red b y S en at or Ji m Be a ll , who rep rese n t s S a n t a C l a ra C o u n ty. It was ap p r ov ed b y t h e S t at e L eg isl ature a n d i s aw a i t i n g G o v e rno r Jerr y B row n’s s i g n at u r e.

c ou l d p a s s a n o r di n a n c e de c l a r i n g a s h e l t e r c r i s i s th at w o u l d s u s p e n d p l a n n i n g a n d zo n i n g p r o c e du r e s a n d , i n s te a d, p r o p o s e mi n i mu m hea l t h and s a f e ty s ta n da r ds f or s t r u c tu r e s u s e d to s h e l te r hom e l e s s r e s i de n ts . T h e dra f t or d i n a n c e a n d a s h e l te r c r i s i s p l a n w ou l d n e e d a p p r o va l f r o m th e s t at e De p a r tme n t o f Ho u s i n g a n d Com m u n i ty D e v e l o p me n t, a n d t h e Co u n ty w o u l d a l s o n e e d t o s u b mi t a n n u a l r e p o r ts to L eg i s l at i v e c o mmi tte e s .

“ I e ncourage G o v er n or Br ow n t o s i g n B il l 93 2 ,” s a i d Boa r d Pr e s i dent D ave Cor t es e . “ T hi s e m e r genc y m easure w i l l g i v e u s t h e fle x i bil ity to create em e r gen c y a n d p e r m a nent housi ng on l a n d ow n e d o r l e a s ed by the C ou n ty b ec a u s e w e a r e e xp eriencing a hou s i n g c r i s i s . I t h ank S enato r B e a l l f or hi s w or k i n h aving the Coun ty i n c l u d ed i n t h i s l eg isl ati on.” Be s i d e s the C ounty, t h e l eg i s l at i on w o u ld appl y to C i t i es of Ber ke l e y, E m e r y vil l e, L o s An g l e s , O a kl a n d S a n Di ego and the C i ty a n d Cou n ty o f S a n Francisco . It w ou l d b e i n e ff e c t unti l Januar y 1 , 2 0 2 1 . If s i gned into l aw, t he Cou n ty

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CNET EN ESPAÑOL CELEBRA A LOS 20 LATINOS MÁS INFLUYENTES EN LA INDUSTRIA DE LA TECNOLOGÍA

Serafín Díaz, Vicepresidente de ingeniería de Qualcomm. Photo Credit: Qualcomm Nuestra quinta lista anual reconoce el trabajo de los latinos en la industria de la tecnología e incluye a figuras importantes en las áreas de la inteligencia artificial y el aprendizaje de máquinas. SAN FRANCISCO, CA - En el marco del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, CNET en Español celebra las contribuciones de los latinos a la tecnología con nuestra lista anual de los 20 latinos más influyentes de la industria. En reconocimiento del importante papel que juega la diversidad en el desarrollo de los campos de la inteligencia artificial y el aprendizaje de máquinas, la lista de este año destaca a seis individuos cuyo trabajo ha contribuido al avance en estas áreas desde sus puestos en Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Pandora, Mozilla, Qualcomm, Nvidia y Nuance. "Nuestra lista saca a relucir la visión y la creatividad de los latinos que juegan un papel importante en la industria de la tecnología", dijo Gabriel Sama, director editorial de CNET en Español. "Este año, expertos en el área de inteligencia artificial tienen una presencia prominente. A medida que la tecnología de la inteligencia artificial mejora, requerimos de una cantidad significativa de datos provenientes de fuentes diversas como, por ejemplo, voces en una variedad de lenguajes y acentos. De esta manera, nuestras máquinas pueden aprender a servir una sección más amplia de la población mundial". Esta lista, elaborada por el equipo editorial de CNET en Español, está compuesta de profesionales en las áreas de ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas así como también en campos creativos que cumplen con las siguientes características: han nacido en España o Latinoamérica, o son estadounidenses de ascendencia hispana; están trabajando en Estados Unidos o en una empresa con operaciones en este país; están en posiciones de liderazgo, están a cargo de tomar decisiones o juegan papeles clave en el proceso creativo en la industria de la tecnología. "Formar parte de la lista de CNET en Español de latinos más influyentes por segunda vez es para mí un honor y una sorpresa", dijo Pilar Manchón, directora de interfaces cognitivas en Amazon. "La diversidad es un aspecto muy importante a todos los niveles, pero en la inteligencia artificial yo diría que incluso mucho más. Mi experiencia me dice que las soluciones y oportunidades más innovadoras con frecuencia emergen de la confluencia de distintas perspectivas, disciplinas y experiencias. La diversidad de pensamiento, género, educación y puntos de vista enriquece el ecosistema, nos permite ampliar nuestras perspectivas y nos ayuda a avanzar más, y en la

dirección correcta". La lista de los 20 latinos más influyentes de la tecnología de 2017 incluye a (en orden alfabético): • Manuel Bronstein - Vicepresidente de gestión de producto, YouTube • Òscar Celma - Jefe de investigación, director, Pandora • Alberto Cerriteño - Director principal de arte del programa 3D for Everyone, Microsoft • Nonny de la Peña - Fundadora, presidenta ejecutiva, Emblematic Group • Serafín Díaz - Vicepresidente de ingeniería, Qualcomm • Luis Domínguez - Ingeniero en sistemas de aviación, Laboratorio de Propulsión a Chorro, NASA • Carlos Guestrin - Director de aprendizaje de máquinas, Apple • César Hidalgo - Director del Collective Learning Group, MIT Media Lab • Daniel Loreto - Gerente de ingeniería, Airbnb • Diana Macias - Gerente de ingeniería de software, móvil y programación, Twitter • Pilar Manchón - Directora de interfaces cognitivas, Amazon • Jessica J. Márquez - Ingeniera de investigación de la División de Integración de Sistemas Humanos del Centro de Investigación Ames, NASA • André Natal - Ingeniero de comprensión de voz, Mozilla • Charlie Ortiz - Director del laboratorio de inteligencia artificial y procesamiento de lenguaje natural, Nuance • Carolina Parada - Ingeniera principal de aprendizaje profundo, Nvidia • Santiago Pina Ros - Ingeniero de software, WhatsApp • Joaquin Quiñonero Candela - Director de aprendizaje aplicado de máquinas, Facebook • Enrique Rodríguez - Vicepresidente ejecutivo y director general técnico, AT&T Entertainment Group • Katia Vega - Profesora de diseño interactivo, Universidad de California en Davis • Alberto Villarreal - Director creativo de hardware para el consumidor, Google

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SHAWN R. PARR 206616 PARR Law Group 1625. The Alameda, Suite 900 San Jose, California 95126 Phone No:(408) 267-4500 Fax No: (408) 267 - 4535 Email: shawn@parrlawgroup.com Attorney for: Lizbeth Franco Garcia Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First St City and Zip Code: San Jose, CA 95113 Branch: Family Division PETITIONER: Lizbeth Franco Garcia RESPONDENT: Omar Albarran Velasquez DECLARATION UNDER UNIFROM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT (UCCJEA) CASE NUMBER: 17CPOOO438 1. I am a party to this proceeding to determine custody of child. 3. There are (specify number): 1 minor children who are subject to this proceeding, as follows: a. Childs Name: Gybran Omar Albarran – Francco Place of Birth: Henderson County (NC) Date of Birth: 08/17/20005 Sex: M Period of residence: 10/1/12 to present Address: 258 S. 18th St San Jose, CA 95116 Person child lived with: Lizabeth Franco Garcia Relationship: Mother Period of Residence: 08/17/05 to 10/1/12 Childs Residence: Henderson County (NC) Person Child lived with: Lizabeth Franco Garcia Relationship: Mother I declare under penalty of

perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct, Date: 05/31/2 01.7 Lizbeth Franco Garcia, SHAWN R. PARR 206616 PARR Law Group 1625. The Alameda, Suite 900 San Jose, California 95126 Phone No:(408) 267-4500 Fax No: (408) 267-4535 Email: shawn@parrlawgroup.com Attorney for: Lizbeth Franco Garcia Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First St City and Zip Code: San Jose, CA 95113 Branch: Family Division PETITIONER: Lizbeth Franco Garcia RESPONDENT: Omar Albarran Velasquez PETITION TO ESTABLISH PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP Child Custody CASE NUMBER: 17CP000438 1. Petitioner is a. the mother. 2. The children are a. Child's name Date of birth Age Sex Gybran Omar AlbarranFranco O8/7/2005 12 M 3. The court has jurisdiction over the respondent because the respondent b. had sexual intercourse in this state, which resulted in conception of the children listed in item 2. 4. The action is brought in this county because (you must check one or more to file in this county): a. the child resides or is found in the county. 5. Petitioner claims (check all that apply): b. respondent is the child's father. d. respondent who is child's

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Cometió infidelidad. No estas sola. Hemos pasado por esta situación. Sabemos lo que está pasando. Habla con una compañera de consejeria. http://www.infidelitycounselingnet work.org/talk-to-a-peer-counselor/ parent has failed to support the child. 6. A completed Declaration under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) (form FL105) is attached. Petitioner requests the court to make the determinations indicated below. 7. PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHİP b. Petitioner 8. CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION a. Legal custody of children Petitioner b. Physical custody of children Petitioner d. Facts in support of the requested custody and visitation orders are(specify): Attached MC-031 Contained in the attached declaration. 12. CHILD SUPPORT The court may make orders for support of the children and issue an earnings assignment without further notice to either party. 13. have read the restraining order on the back of the Summons (FL-210) and understand it applies to me when this Petition is filed. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Date: 05/31/2 01.7 LIZBETH FRANCO GARCIA

Velasquez was not a good father ever nor a provider, he was arrested several times for different reasons, using different names and being deported more than once. In 2012, Omar's relatives mentioned to me that Omar was deported again and I was able to obtain the deportation copy from U.S Homeland Security. Lately, I heard from Omars relatives that he come back to California, but I don't know when or where, I don't know his whereabouts. Gybran's father never understood about being a regular father living with a family and having obligations and responsibilities, since the day he left; Omar never come back. Omar never provided in any way to his Son. Now; I am legally married with a man that is responsible and who is and act as a good model for my son Gybran and we have a little girl. My Son has been with me since birth and he doesn't know his father. I am asking the Court to grant me the Physical Custody and Legal Custody of my child. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct, Date: 05/31/2 01.7 Lizbeth Franco Garcia, Petitioner

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(This form must be attached to another form or court paper before it can be filed in court.) My Son Gybran Omar Albarran Franco was born on August 17th, 2005 in North Carolina and since that day Gybran lived with me; his mother Lizbeth Franco. He's 12 years old and he's currently attending Burnett Middle School in San Jose. Gybran's father Omar Albarran Velasquez lived with us in and out for approximately 11 months in 2005. Omar Albarran

SUMMONS (Parentage – Custody and Support) Citación (Paternidad - Custodia y Manutención) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Omar Albarran Velasquez AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): You have been sued. Lo han demandado.

Petitioner’s name is: Lizbeth Franco Garcia Nombre del demandante:

entered, or the court makes further orders. This order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law Case Number (Número enforcement officer who de caso): has received or seen a copy of them. 17CP000438 AVISO; La orden de proYou have 30 CALENDER tección que aparecen en DAYS after this Summons la pagina 2 continuará en and Petition are served vigencia en cuanto a cada on you to file a Response parte hasta que se emita (form FL-220 or FL 270) at un fallo final, se despida la the court and have a copy petición o la corte dé otras served on the petitioner. A órdenes. Cualquier agencia letter, phone call, or court del orden público que haya appearance will not protect recibido o visto una copia you. de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualIf you do not file your Re- quier lugar de California. sponse on time, the court may make orders affecting NOTICE: If you cannot pay your right to custody of the filing fee, ask the clerk your children. You may be for a fee waiver form. The ordered to pay support and court may order you to attorney fees and costs. pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court For legal advice, contact waived for you and the a lawyer immediately. Get other party. help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Exención De Cuotas: Si Self-Help Center (www. no puede pagar la cuota courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), de presentación, pida al at the California Legal secretario un formulario Services Web Site (www. de exención de cuotas. lawhelpca.org), or by La corte puede ordenar contacting your local court que usted pague, ya sea or county bar association. en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS corte previamente exentos después de haber recibido a petición de usted o de la la entrega legal de esta otra parte. Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta 1. The name and address (formulario FL-220 o FL of the court is (el nombre y 270) ante la corte y efec- dirección de la corte son): tuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una Superior Court of California, carta o llamada telefónica o county of Santa Clara una audiencia de la corte 170 Park Ave NO basta para protegerlo. San Jose, CA 95113 Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE; The restraining orders on page 2 remains in effect against each parent until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is

2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Shawn R. Parr 1625 The Alameda, Suite 900 San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 267- 4500 Date (Fecha): June 02, 2017 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) /s/ P. Newton Deputy (Asistente) STANDARD RESTRAINING ORDERS (Parentage – Custody and Support) Starting immediately, you

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 5, 2017 and every other party are restrained from removing from the state, or applying for a passport for, the minor child or children for whom this action seeks to establish a parent-child relationship or a custody order without the prior written consent of every other party or an order of the court. 1. This restraining order takes effect against the petitioner when he or she files the petition and against the respondent when he or she is personally served with the Summons and Petition OR when he or she waives and accepts service. 2. This restraining order remains in effect until the judgment is entered, the petition is dismissed, or the court makes other orders. 3. This order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement office who has received or seen a copy of it. ORDENES DE RESTRICCIÓN ESTÁNDAR (Paternidad – Custodia y Manutención) En forma inmediata, usted y cada otra parte tienen prohibido llevarse del estado a los hijos menores para quienes esta acción judicial procura establecer una relación entre hijos y padres o una orden de custodia, ni pueden solicitar un pasaporte para los mismos, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de cada otra parte o sin una orden de la corte. 1. Esta orden de restricción entrará en vigencia para el demandante una vez presentada la petición, y para el demandado una vez que éste reciba la notificación personal de la Citación y Petición, o una vez que renuncie su derecho a recibir dicha notificación y se dé por notificado. 2. Esta orden de restricción continuará en vigencia hasta que se emita un fallo final, se despida la petición o la corte dé otras órdenes. 3. Cualquier agencia del orden público que haya recibido o visto una copia de esta orden puede hacerla acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTICE – ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH

INSURANCE Do you or someone in your household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay toward highquality, affordable health care. For more information, visit www.coveredca.com. Or call Covered California at 1-800-300-1506. AVISO – ACCESSO A SEGURO DE SALUD MÁS ECONOMICO ¿Necesita seguro de salud a un costo asequible, ya sea para usted o alguien en su hogar? Si es así, puede presentar una solicitud con Covered California. Covered California lo puede ayudar a reducir al costo que paga por seguro de seguridad asequible y de alta calidad. Para obtener más información, visite www.coveredca.com. O llame a Covered California al 1-800-300-0213. September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Erasmo Zazueta AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): You have been sued. Lo han demandado. Petitioner’s name is: Graciela Serrano Nombre del demandante: Case Number (Número de caso): 17FL002200 You have 30 CALENDER DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online


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SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 5, 2017 Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE; The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO; Las órdenes de restricción están en vigencia en cuanto a ambos conyuges miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTICE: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court

waived for you and the other party. Exencion De Cuotas: Ai no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuatas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Superior Court of California, county of Santa Clara 201 N. First St. San Jose, CA 95113 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Shawn R. Parr 1625 The Alameda, Suite 900 San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 267- 4500 Date (Fecha): August 23, 2017 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) David H. Yamasaki Deputy (Asistente): L. Castillo WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS

Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasicommunity, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasicommunity property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propieades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes

que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado.

corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633381 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Botanica Chango y Yemaya 1585 Alum Rock #A San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. Janel Alfaro 1585 Alum Rock #A San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Janel Alfaro September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/28/2017

En forma inmediata, usted y su conyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1. Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. 2. Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, tal como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3. Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una oarden de la corte, con excepción las operaciones realizadas en el curso normal de actividades o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4. Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte el destino de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la

Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633348 The following person(s) is (are) doing business RhythmTechs 1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210 Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. Madhu Inguva 18660 Paseo Tierra Saratoga, CA 95070. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/01/2017. “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.) Madhu Inguva September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa

Clara on 08/25/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633347 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CardiacCloud 1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210 Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. Sreeram Pydah 18660 Paseo Tierra, Saratoga, CA 95070. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sreeram Pydah September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/25/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316291 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: John O’Connor and Marieme Bouguerba. Petitioner (s) John O’Connor and Marieme Bouguerba have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jack Thomas O’Connor to Jack Thomas O’Connor Bouguerba. 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 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316281 Superior Court of California,

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: William Robert Martin. Petitioner (s) William Robert Martin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. William Robert Martin to William Robert Martini. 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 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314282 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shoshanna Mier Jimenez. Petitioner (s) Shoshanna Mier has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shoshanna Mier Jimenez to Shoshanna Jimenez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE

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OF NAME NO. 17CV315867 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei. Petitioner (s) Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei to Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzie. 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 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316187 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yan Chen. Petitioner (s) Yan Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yan Chen to Jasmine Yan Chen. 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 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316301 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Harsukh Singh, Kesar Singh, Rajinder Kaur and Chamandeep Kaur. Petitioner (s) Harsukh Singh, Kesar Singh, Rajinder Kaur and Chamandeep Kaur have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Harsukh Singh to Harsukh Singh Saini b. Kesar Singh to Kesar Singh Saini c. Rajinder Kaur to Rajinder Kaur Saini d. Chamandeep Kaur to Chamandeep Kaur Saini. 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 01/09/2018 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 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017

AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311566 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Pedro Barajas. Petitioner (s) Pedro Manuel Barajas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pedro Manuel Barajas to Peter Manuel Barajas. 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 suc-

cessive 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 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316085 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Milad Falahi. Petitioner (s) Milad Falahi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Milad Falahi to Matt Salomon. 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 01/02/18 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 19, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633381 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Botanica Chango y Yemaya 1585 Alum Rock #A, San Jose, CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. Janel Alfaro 1585 Alum Rock #A, San Jose, CA, 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Janel Alfaro September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/28/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com NAME STATEMENT NO. 633348 The following person(s) is (are) doing business RhythmTechs 1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085, Santa Clara County. Madhu Inguva 18660 Paseo Tierra, Saratoga, CA, 95070. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/01/2017. “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.) Madhu Inguva September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/25/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633347 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CardiacCloud 1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085, Santa Clara County. Sreeram Pydah 18660 Paseo Tierra, Saratoga, CA, 95070. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sreeram Pydah September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/25/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316291 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: John O’Connor and Marienne Bouguerba. Petitioner (s) John O’Connor and Marienne Bouguerba have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jack Thomas O’Connor to Jack Thomas O’Connor Bouguerba. 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 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316281 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: William Robert Martin. Petitioner (s) William Robert Martin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. William Robert Martin to William Robert Martini. 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 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314282 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shoshanna Mier Jimenez. Petitioner (s) Shoshanna Mier has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shoshanna Mier Jimenez to Shoshanna Jimenez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in

this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315867 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei. Petitioner (s) Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei to Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzie. 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 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316187 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yan Chen. Petitioner (s) Yan Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows:

a. Yan Chen to Jasmine Yan Chen. 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 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316301 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Harsukh Singh, Kesar Singh, Rajinder Kaur and Chamandeep Kaur. Petitioner (s) Harsukh Singh, Kesar Singh, Rajinder Kaur and Chamandeep Kaur have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Harsukh Singh to Harsukh Singh Saini b. Kesar Singh to Kesar Singh Saini c. Rajinder Kaur to Rajinder Kaur Saini d. Chamandeep Kaur to Chamandeep Kaur Saini. 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 01/09/2018 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 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 5, 2017 OF NAME NO. 17CV311566 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Pedro Barajas. Petitioner (s) Pedro Manuel Barajas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pedro Manuel Barajas to Peter Manuel Barajas. 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. September 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633467 The following person(s) is (are) doing business El Aguachile 35 S. Jackson Avenue San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. Adrian Galindo 244 Alvin Avenue San Jose, CA 95121 and 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 information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Anallely Barrera September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/18/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633825 The following person(s) is (are) doing business As If Productions 22530 Echo Drive Los Gatos, CA 95033, Santa Clara County. Melinda Marielynn Torgersen 22530 Echo Drive Los Gatos, CA 95033. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/12/2017 “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.) Melinda Marielynn Torgersen September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/12/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633580 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Synyujin 635 Mercado Ct Milpitas CA 95035, Santa Clara County. Erin Woo 635 Mercado Ct Milpitas CA 95035, Jason Valdez 1674 Sierra Road San Jose, CA 95131, John Doan 864 Heflin St Milpitas, CA 95035, Nielsen Ramos, 298 Russo Commons San Jose, CA 95127, and Truc Lam Nguyen 730 Webster St San Jose, CA 95133. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/17/2017 “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.)


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SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 5, 2017 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 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. 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 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. 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. 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 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV305506 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Stanley Mbugua Muriuki. Petitioner (s) Stanley Mbugua Muriuki has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Stanley Mbugua Muriuki to Stanley Muriuki Mbugua. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 7, 2017

Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315751 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Andrew Leanthony Albrecht. Petitioner (s) Andrew Leanthony Albrecht has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Andrew Leanthony Albrecht to Andrew Amir Rodriguez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV307190 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nguyen, Benjamine Hong- Loan Thi. Petitioner (s) Nguyen, Benjamine Hong - Loan Thi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nguyen, Benjamine Hong - Loan Thi to Nguyen, Katerina Hong - Loan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the

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

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statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Robert P. Bergman, Attorney at Law 1777 Saratoga Ave, Ste. 208 San Jose, CA 95129 408-247-0444 September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 632905 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Toshero 20011 Bella Vista Ave Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara County. Nathan Andre 20011 Bella Vista Ave Saratoga, CA 95070. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nathan Andre September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/14/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633595 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Vastra 746 Casa Bonita Ct Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara County. Namrita Gupta 746 Casa Bonita Ct Los Altos, CA 94024. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/22/2009 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Namrita Gupta September 8, 15, 22, 29


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2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/05/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315561 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yi Shen. Petitioner(s) Yi Shen and Xiang Guan have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. JungHui Guan to Alec Guan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the

date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 8, 15, 22, 29 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315056 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gessica Sayadi Yorgannloe Jenize. Petitioner(s) Gessica Sayadi Yorgannloe Jenize has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gessica Sayadi Yorgannloe Jenize to Jessica Sayadi Grigori. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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, 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 in-

SEPTEMBER 29 - OCTOBER 5, 2017 dependent 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

READY TO JOIN THE 21ST CENTURY AND COMMIT TO PUTTING SOLAR PANELS ON THE ROOF? HERE’S WHERE TO START Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Good things may in fact come to those who wait. There’s never been a better time to go solar, given how much prices for panels have come down while efficiency in converting sunlight to electricity— even in less-than-sunny locales—has risen dramatically. Of course, you can’t just snap your fingers and get panels on your roof. First you have to navigate a confusing maze of regulations, incentives and installers before anyone even looks your roof over for feasibility. The first place to start is to find out which federal, state and local incentives may be available in your neck of the woods for going solar. Check out the free online Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE), a comprehensive information resource that’s updated by North Carolina State researchers working off a U.S. Department of Energy grant. How does solar work? Is my home suitable for solar panels? Will I save money by going solar? Can I get financing? How will solar impact my home’s resale value? If you’re looking for answers to questions

in a recent article on the topic. When you’re finally ready to find an installer, check out the “Find a Certified Professional” page on the website of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), a trade group that offers the “gold standard” in professional certification and company accreditation programs to renewable energy professionals.

There’s never been a better time to go solar, given how much prices for panels have come down while efficiency in converting sunlight to electricity—even in less-than-sunny locales— has risen dramatically. Photo Credit: Chris Kantos, FlickrCC

like these, the Department of Energy’s Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar has you covered.

into an agreement with an installer—in its recently updated Residential Consumer Guide to Solar Power.

Trying to figure out if it's better to lease or buy your solar panels? You’re not alone, and it's hard to do the math given the apples/oranges scenario. Luckily, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) spells it all out clearly—not just whether to lease or buy but also how to get multiple bids to save money and which questions to ask before entering

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If you’re a quote-comparing type, you'll also want to check out Energy Sage, a website that lets you compare quotes from solar installers in your area. This free service is maintained by the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) SunShot Initiative, a national effort to support solar energy adoption by making solar energy affordable for all Americans. While you can’t go wrong with a highly touted local installer, there are also benefits to choosing one of a handful of companies leasing or selling solar panels on a larger scale across the country and beyond. SolarCity/Tesla, Vivint, Sunrun, Sunnova and SunPower are a few of the leaders, each offering solar installs in California and several other states including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Arizona and Hawaii.


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REACHING INTO THE PAST OF TEOTIHUACAN

The Ancient City of Teotihuacan Arrives to the Bay Area by way of the de Young Museum's newest collection, “City of Water, City of Fire"

doing more research, it’s still not known what the original name for the city was. The current name came from the Aztecs, who were located South in the bed of the lake that most recently and unfortunately shook Mexico City.

Actually walking through the city, you get a sense of cultural and “historical weight” that I hadn’t experienced before. My attempts to describe it are, an ancient feeling, if anything. My eyes were telling my brain, ‘this is really as old as it is cataloged as’, and then right after, jumped into imagining the colors and the activity that could have taken place hundreds of years ago. Again, having experts with us helped a lot in picturing the past there so it wasn’t just my wild imagination taking the wheel.

The city of Teotihuacan is ripe for interpretation, and I believe that hosting such wonderful treasures of our continents past is great for local communities and those visiting to discover, or rediscover. There lies in Teotihuacan’s history a lot to learn and admire.

The structures of the city are in different states of preservation and it’s very impressive to see splashes of color and artwork still present on walls. As we toured the complex we came across various smaller buildings that line the Avenue of the Dead.

Arturo Hilario El Observador

The moon, the sun, death, and rebirth. The Teotihuacan people of ancient Mesoamerica sought a life that reflected the nature and process of nature around them, applying their beliefs into their art, politics and their literal sacrifices for a better world, one in consensus with their gods. Not since 1993 has there been a major exhibit in the United States that focuses on the central Mexico society that was the pinnacle of American civilization in the era of 400 CE, or about 1,600 years ago. The people of Teotihuacan left behind art, tombs, jewelry, and most obvious, their grand pyramids and structures. They also left behind a lot of questions, such as what language did they speak? How did the city collapse? For all that is known and what has been uncovered of the pre-Hispanic metropolis, researchers have worked hard to fill in the gaps of what day to day life was for the Teotihuacan people. Since 1993 there have been findings that better highlight what is known and help frame the world of Teotihuacan in relation to our understanding. Now, The de Young Museum of San Francisco will host “Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire”, beginning September 30th, 2017 and run until February 11th, 2018. There, around 250 objects from the findings of the last 24 years, along with existing pieces ended from museums across the Americas will come to the Bay Area to captivate new audiences. This collection not only gathers pieces from other museums, but also taps into the diverse catalog housed by the Mexican Government

and their Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) in Mexico City, and the artifacts in storage around the Teotihuacan site. Discovering Teotihuacan My experience with Teotihuacan and the de Young’s new exhibit began at the site itself, located about an hour’s bus ride away from the current urban pinnacle of Mexico City. The plane ride in in early August of this year brought back a lot of memories from my childhood trips from California to the region, as my family live nearby in Cuernavaca. The purpose of our trip was to experience first-hand what it took and what it still takes, to cultivate the knowledge of what the “Teotihuacanos” left behind. We were lucky enough to be accompanied from staff from the de Young, including Matthew H. Robb, who worked at de Young and on this collaboration for years, and now works at the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles as chief curator. Of course, it took many countries, scholars, historians and archaeologist, many hands, to create this, but Matthew ‘sailed the ship’ from Teotihuacan to San Francisco in my eyes. It being my first time at the site meant my brain had to go through some loops at first sight of the immense pyramids. The two enormous pyramids, The Sun Pyramid, the Moon Pyramid, and the smaller but equally as fascinating Feathered Serpent Pyramid, tower amongst the sightlines of the hills and nearby towns which dip down into valleys. Connecting the Sun and Moon Pyramids is the “Avenue of the Dead”, which was the main street in the city. The area was once a home to 100,000 people, immigrants and varied ethnic makeup, looking

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for prosperity in the big city of what is referred to as the “Golden Age” of Mesoamerica. Teotihuacan was, as modern cities around the world are today, a center of religion, politics and commerce.

The World of Teotihuacan

Facade of the Feathered Serpent Pyramid. Photo Credit: Jorge Pérez de Lara Elías, © INAH Images courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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The layout of the city center represented the cosmic worldview of the people there. There was the Sun Pyramid, the Moon pyramid, as well as an underworld. They essentially believed the Sun would rise through the Feathered Serpent Pyramid, float across the world during the day, and plummet into the depths of the underworld at night. According to Julie Gazzola, one of the researchers at INAH, “their spatial components were linked to complex symbolism expressed in the totality of the urban context, forming a cosmogram, a material reproduction of their conception of the universe.”

Finally, one last interesting note: only 8% of the 20km (12.4 square mile) Teotihuacan site has been unearthed and cataloged. Now all this is a lot to consume all at once, so it’s great to know that I can return and reflect on that trip at de Young in the coming months. Although the pyramids and the breeze atop the Sun Pyramid won’t be there, at least the cultural artifacts will be. The opening day celebration of de Young’s exhibit will take place on Saturday September 30th, featuring Ballet Folklorico de San Francisco, clay pyramid building, guest lectures (including one with Gazzola), and family artmaking. More information can be found at deyoung.famsf.org and facebook.com/pg/ deYoungMuseum/events/.

I thought about how we layout our urban centers today, and it’s similar in the sense that there’s the town squares, or downtowns, and although religion isn’t the main focus (at least in the Bay Area) there are dedicated places for gatherings and rituals. Although they are more focused on music or museums now, they exist to some degree as communal sites. Histories Mysteries But like much of the archeologists and people who know Teotihuacan back to front will say, there are still many questions, and much work to do. Even when the trip was over, and now after

Photo Credit: Jorge Pérez de Lara Elías, © INAH. Images courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco


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VIBRAS

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¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS LIBRA! Queridos lectores: “Es un gusto saludarles, en esta edición de El Observador, les hago una humilde petición, abran sus corazones y hagan donaciones para los dagnificados de México y Puerto Rico. La necesidad es enorme y nuestros hermanos nos necesitan. Son cientos de miles de personas quienes lo han perdido todo. Que se haga notar la grandeza de ser hispanos. Unidos somos fuertes y capaces de vencer la adversidad. Bendiciones para México y para Puerto Rico”.

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Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR

Aries

Demasiadas ocupaciones te mantendrán muy tenso, necesitas relajarte, delegar responsabilidades y buscar un poco de esparcimiento. La relaciones de amistad y románticas tenderán a mejorar. Necesitas tomar vacaciones. Una pena del pasado por fin dejará de afectarte. Números de la suerte: 3-12-22-43-54-67

Tauro

Los secretos y las verdades a medias suelen ser fuertes detonantes que pueden echar a perder una relación por muy sólida que ésta parezca. Tienes que sincerarte y aceptar si has cometido algún error. Te liberarás de pesares y lograrás ser más feliz que antes. Números de la suerte: 9-24-29-34-49-52

Géminis

Una amigo que se encontraba ausente vuelve a tu presente para apoyarte en ese proyecto que tienes en mente. Es probable que resientas la envidia que te mostrará alguien del trabajo. Sé flexible con tu pareja. El problema que te preocupa se resolverá con prontitud. Números de la suerte: 4-10-21-23-43-45

Cáncer

Es muy probable que una nueva ilusión romántica comience a darse en este mes, situación que te hará sentir dichoso. Aunque te muestren hostilidad en el trabajo, rechaza la mala vibra con tu mejor sonrisa. Venus directo en tu sector de amigos y comunicaciones, te hará vivir co mayor felicidad. Números de la suerte: 1-9-18-31-25-54

Libra

¡Feliz cumpleaños! Tienes buen camino que recorrer y te llegó la hora de recuperar lo que pensaste habías perdido. Venus transitará durante todo un mes por tu signo, del día 15 de octubre al día 8 de noviembre, te esperan días muy felices. Te llegan buenas noticias respecto a dinero y finanzas. Números de la suerte: 6-11-14-18-24-39

Escorpión

En este mes trabajo y buenas oportunidades no te faltaran, Júpiter el planeta más benéfico, comenzará a navegar por tu signo, a partir del día 11 de octubre, trayéndote excelentes oportunidades. Es probable que vuelvas a enamorarte. Una gran sorpresa viene en camino. Números de la suerte: 11-13-27-46-47-50

Sagitario

Tu signo rige entre otros tópicos, la religión y la filosofía, por ello has comenzado a ver el mundo de otra manera, te sientes mejor, has cambiado de ambiente. Tu vida seguirá un nuevo sendero más espiritual. Tu romántico se verá favorecido por la estrella del amor. Números de la suerte: 7-14-34-54-62-69

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Capricornio

Después de la tempestad viene la calma, pasaste por momentos apremiantes, talvez disgustos o problemas de liquidez económica. Ahora que Venus está directo en tu sector de oportunidades y reconocimientos, comenzarán a llegar las buenas noticias. La nube gris finalmente se aleja. Números de la suerte: 20-22-32-34-56-67

Acuario

Es probable que hayas pasado por una mala racha, especialmente en cuanto a las finanzas y al trabajo. A partir de este mes tu suerte dará un giro de buena suerte. Tocaste fondo, ahora te toca subir. El proyecto que tienes en mente se logrará y te hará sentir orgulloso. Números de la suerte: 12-15-27-29-32-37

Piscis

Amigos se harán presentes cuando más los necesites, y uno de ellos te dará un valioso consejo, escúchale y aunque de primer momento te sientas agredido, si lo analizas, te darás cuenta que esa persona solamente desea tu bien. Alguien del signo Leo te hará feliz. Números de la suerte: 17-20-30-44-46-52

Leo

Tienes en tus manos la posibilidad de recibir bendiciones futuras si en el presente actúas con generosidad. Problemas y soluciones con documentos se resolverán favorablemente. Tu nueva filosofía de vida te hará ganar aliados importantes. Tendrás abundancia de trabajo. Números de la suerte: 8-11-22-33-34-45

Virgo

Te has enterado de algunas verdades que no querías ver pero que siempre estuvieron allí. Trata de sobrellevar las situación amorosa con cautela, no tomes decisiones a la ligera. Un corto viaje te hará recuperar energía. Es presagio que algo muy hermoso te sucederá. Números de la suerte: 5-9-15-25-56-61

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BREAKING NEWS: FACEBOOK ADS WORK Shelly Palmer

naive for anyone to think that Facebook will be 100 percent successful ferreting out objectionable content.

Facebook is under scrutiny for (among other things) allegedly selling political ads to the Russians, allowing people to set up fake accounts, and not properly monitoring the content posted by “fake” profiles. Wait. What?

Facebook and Google make a living by selling messaging opportunities through relatively unregulated, machine monitored private auctions. Legitimate advertisers (however you define them) set targeting parameters using software and, unless the budget is huge or the account is flagged, a machine accepts the media purchase and charges a credit card.

The Meta-Country of Facebook With a population of over 2 billion registered users, the meta-country of Facebook is the largest assemblage of digital citizens on earth. But make no mistake, Facebook is not a democracy; it is a for-profit corporation with a fiduciary duty to its shareholders. To that end, the proletariat is lorded over by an all-powerful algorithm that is continuously tuned to keep Facebook users inside their comfort zones. The aphorism “The greatest minds of our time are busy figuring out the best way to get us to click on an ad” is objectively true. You will find some of the world’s smartest people working at Facebook. In practice, there are far too many things happening on Facebook for humans to deal with, so the company has designed sophisticated machine learning and AI systems to keep you engaged, scrolling, and clicking. If you like or click on something, Facebook’s algorithms learn to feed you more of the same. It is Facebook’s singular mission. The more you engage with content on Facebook, the more likely you are to do something that will earn the company money. The 21st-Century Cold War

Photo Caption: Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo Credit: shellypalmer.com / ABC News

Department store and advertising pioneer John Wanamaker famously said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” This was absolutely true when he said it back in the late 1870s. It is not true today. Today, MarTech (Marketing Technology) has all but replaced traditional advertising as the best way to get your message to a targeted audience (I’m going to take some heat for saying this – it’s heresy, but the numbers don’t lie). In most cases, campaign results can be accurately measured. And you guessed it: Google and Facebook are the two premier providers of paid targeted messaging. Socially Engineered Social Media Weapons

The Russian Federation and the United States have been engaged in a Cold War since the end of World War II. Information warfare (propaganda) is not new, but weaponized social media is (relatively speaking), and the general public is just starting to understand its potential.

Everything you need to influence an election is available online. Here’s how you do it:

There is an apocryphal story  that tells of NASA engineers spending millions of dollars to develop a pen that would work in zero gravity. Faced with the same problem, Russian engineers gave their cosmonauts pencils. This tale is not true, but it is oracular. Technically hacking Facebook would be exceptionally hard to accomplish, but social engineering a targeted propaganda campaign using Facebook and other social media platforms is as simple as using a pencil. This kind of social engineering has another name: Advertising.

3. Design targeted messaging (IAB standard digital ad units, Google keyphrase-based copy, etc.) Test, fail and learn until you get your messaging right.

Either Advertising Works or It Doesn’t

6. Design and purchase a geo-targeted messaging campaign.

1. Understand the demographic makeup of your target audience. 2. Design targeted content and post it on blogs and websites.

4. Create a significant number of social media accounts to use to propagate your propaganda. 5. Program some bots to post your propaganda from the hundreds or thousands of “fake” social media accounts you set up or purchased (yes, there are companies that make a living doing this).

7. Evaluate the results of your efforts with the analytics provided by the digital platforms you have purchased your media from. 8. Test, fail and learn. Revise your messaging and adjust your digital media budget accordingly. 9. Go back to step 2 and repeat until the desired results have been achieved. This is about as straight forward as a digital media buy gets. If you do a good job, the only way anyone will know if you or your content are real or fake is if they spend significant resources analyzing what’s going on. You can easily tell if you agree or disagree with the content, but once real people start sharing, commenting on, and reposting content, it is exceptionally hard to tell where it came from or whether it is real or fake. Critically, this type of campaign is paid for. No one can get this type of content to reach its target audience organically (free) in 2017. Facebook and Google charge for their services. For this to work, you need a significant budget. Google? Yes, Google’s in this too. Properly search engine optimized (SEO) content, real or fake, can be easily searched for and found. Give it a try. Do an advanced search on a controversial keyphrase about your candidate and limit your dates to pre-election. (After you enter your search term click Settings  >  Advanced Searchand set your search parameters.) Most of the objectionable stuff has already been removed, but you’ll still get an up close, personal view of the issue. Facebook Has Offered to Help I’m not suggesting that Facebook can’t create tools to help surface problematic content or bad actors, but it would be

Assuming you could get agreement on what exactly objectionable content looks like (which is harder than you think), most paid advertising will just flow unnoticed through the automated processes. From a cynical point of view, the companies involved will do what they can to avoid government regulation, but it is not in their best interest to do more. The court of public opinion doesn’t matter here. There are no alternatives to Google and Facebook. Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it. Next Steps Determining what is real and what is fake is nowhere near as easy as it sounds. My assumption is that Congress will now do the thinkable and try to regulate political advertising on digital platforms as stringently as they have regulated traditional media. I will also assume that political strategists and campaign managers will become better versed in weaponized social media and start using it even more. What really needs to happen is that we (you and I) need to become critical readers and critical viewers of content. We need to get out of our comfort zones, start listening to opposing points of view, and, most importantly, start questioning sources. We have the power to expose “fake news.” We have the power to use social media to propagate the messages we want propagated. So here’s the Breaking News: Social media messaging is the new Cold War weapon of choice because advertising works. Author’s note:  This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.


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