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OPINION

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RECOGNIZING PROFESSIONAL HISPANICS 2017

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Just prior to this 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month EO's Managing Editor, Arturo Hilario, assigned me the challenge of writing four opinion editorials (Op-Ed) which dealt with issues experienced by Hispanics, defined as Chicanos, Latinos, and Mexican-Americans as communities or individuals. I have already written two Op-Eds. The first was entitled, “HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (SEPTEMBER 15 TO OCTOBER 15TH); the second was “Honoring Latino Women”. A recent Op-Ed was entitled: “Racial Profiling is Alive and Well.” The focus this week is the technical and scientific professionalism of Latinos. Dr. George Castro, Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), Dean of Sciences, San Jose State is an example. As a native of East Los Angeles, he attended public schools, earned a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry (UC Riverside) following his B. Sc. (UCLA) degree. Castro was a research scientist employed by IBM where his insights resulted in the technical development of those many memory devices which enabled IBM to become the foremost memory device manufacturer (very profitable for IBM's shareholders). As a very humble and modest scientist, Professor Castro will not divulge how many IBM patents are based upon his developmental insights (now IBM's intangible

property). Dr. Castro's pride, joy and a source of frustration is the SACNAS organization he founded (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Sciences). A few years ago, SACNAS had its national conference at the San Jose Convention Center which EO covered and which attracted over 4,000 Latino and Native American students who were interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year's SACNAS annual conference is being held during October 19-21, 2017 at Salt Lake City, Utah (go to <www. SACNAS.org>). Over 4,000 students attended the 2016 SACNAS conference; 1,045 made research presentations. SACNAS national offices are located in Santa Cruz, CA; circa 700 travel scholarship awards are made to financially needy students. Unlike many conferences which promote what sponsors needs now, the SACNAS conferences are designed to give the individual attendee an experience by doing; by being involved; by being exposed to many opportunities in STEM careers. If local corporations are really committed to having diverse employee demographics, then SVLG's members would be well advised to deal with SACNAC as a partner which is effective in the development of ethnic students as high-tech professionals...which is always a long-term work in progress. Several local Latino professionals became trained as physicians at Stanford Medical School. Dr. Yvonne “Bonnie” Maldonado, M.D. and Dr. Fernando Mendoza, M.D. are both faculty members

in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Eddie Alderete, M.D., helped develop the Flying Ambulance Service in Alaska and has been Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Services, Good Samaritan Hospital; Dr. Alfonso Banuelos, M.D. served as Medical Director, SCVMC. Today, two Latinas are practicing physicians in this area: Dr. Sylvia Corral, M.D. (San Mateo); Carmen Meza (East San Jose Clinic). Dr. Albert Gomez, M.D. is the head of a chain of medical clinics whose clients are low income Spanish speaking Latinos; Dr. Peter Arellano, M.D. (with family ties in Gilroy) is an ER specialist for Kaiser Permanente. A few years ago, Peter and his sister, Guadalupe Arellano were the brother & sister elected officials on the Gilroy City Council. What local Latino youth need to know is that there are an estimated 2,600 different professional career paths in the health & medical care arena. While everyone thinks of doctors (and nursing), these days there is a need for dentists, psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, clinical chemists, radiologists, (electronic) medical records; pharmacists; geneticists, geriatrics, hormone experts, etc. In addition, there are careers in Public Health specialties. Next time you visit a medical center such as Stanford University Medical Center or SCVMC, just walk around to view the many specialties listed on directories. These k nowledge-worker positions cannot be relocated off-shore by profit oriented executives. If you need to know about law-

yers, contact the local La Raza Lawyers Association in addition to the local Bar Association. The same goes for civil, electrical and structural engineers. I am always amazed that Latinos do not give their community credit for many food and medicinal plants which were domesticated in the Americas. These include corn (maize), potatoes (papas); tomato, yams and more. Without curare modern surgery would not exist because this drug totally relaxes muscles enabling surgeons to temporarily move them to one side without cutting them in order to expose the surgical target. Tobacco plants yield nicotine (a simulant); marijuana; cocaine; peyote; herbs and mushrooms all have medicinal applications. Curanderos were the trained pharmacists having local cultural traditions. During the 1970's Mexican botanists assisted Iowa University faculty to develop several rice strains which produced higher yields and was not prone to bending over to permit the rice seed pod to dip into the water, thus eliminating seed rot. These strains were also genetically modified to have a stronger stem which could hold up the heavier rice seed pod. The Mexican botanists knew and used six micro-climate locations within Mexico which enabled having six growing seasons during one calendar year. This collaborative effort developed several rust resistant very high yield rice strains which replaced the native rice plants and is credited with elimination of severe famines in China. This effort was recognized

by a Nobel Prize award to the Iowa University botanist. I do not know if those Mexican botanists ever shared the Nobel award. Many Mexican-Americans were farm-workers (Campesinos) who knew much about the food plants they tended and harvested. Today's factory-farmers do not view them as knowledge-workers who have botanical knowledge which is used productively. In the field of metallurgy, my brother Michael, a high school graduate and bricklayer, over time became a self-taught expert on refractory bricks used to line specialty steel production. His expertise as a consultant who traveled world-wide to deal with metallurgical issues which had stumped college trained professionals (and was paid $45 per hour plus expenses). He loved his work; was respected for his accumulated smelting knowledge. His expertise solved a production issue at a Monterrey, Mexico steel plant. He never could understand why U.S. foreign trade policy allowed foreign steel into the American domestic marketplace. In closing, let me acknowledge the excellent cultural arts & entertainment accomplishments of ‘Los Lobos', Santana, and many Latinos who the community at large do not connect to their common Mexican heritage. During this 2017 Mexican Heritage Month try to identify those you personally enjoy and appreciate their accomplishments. These are Americans professionals of Mexican heritage who made contributions and thereby made America Great!

UN MÍNIMO DE CONGRUENCIA Por José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana Es imposible no hacer notar la paradójica coincidencia que la Casa Blanca festejará el Mes de la Herencia Hispana el 6 de octubre, un día después de que expire el plazo de reinscripción para 154,000 de los beneficiarios del Programa de Acción Diferida para Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) y unos días después del viaje presidencial a Puerto Rico. Ocho días después de formalizar el principio del fin de DACA el mes pasado, el presidente Donald Trump emitió su primera proclama oficial del Mes de la Herencia Hispana, en la cual exaltó el “papel prominente e importante” de los hispanoamericanos en la herencia nacional de Estados Unidos y exaltó el hecho de que encarnan el espíritu pionero

de los Estados Unidos. “Los hispanoamericanos empoderan a nuestras comunidades y a nuestra economía, gobierno y deportes… Este mes reconocemos las innumerables contribuciones de los hispanoamericanos que ayudan a hacer de nuestra nación una tierra de oportunidades, próspera y segura”, escribió. Desde la emisión de la proclama, su administración ignoró sin embargo los llamados de legisladores para ampliar el plazo de inscripción de DACA, la mayoría de cuyos beneficiarios son hispanos-- no sólo por las complicaciones derivadas de los desastres naturales en estados como Texas, sino por el reto que representa para sus familias conjuntar los 495 dólares de reinscripción.

Treinta y ocho senadores hicieron la petición de una extensión del plazo de reinscripción a DACA, argumentaron que ese tipo de extensiones se han hecho en otros casos y que en el caso de los dreamers les daría tiempo para completar el proceso. La petición cayó en oídos sordos.

la primera semana tras “Harvey” o su viaje a Florida a unos días de “Irma”. Más aún, prefirió una confrontación pública con la alcaldesa de San Juan, ante que reconocer las insuficiencias y corregir el rumbo.

Durante el mismo lapso, el gobierno federal fue criticado por legisladores de aplicar un doble estándar en los esfuerzos de rescate, asistencia humanitaria y reconstrucción de los 3.5 millones de ciudadanos estadounidenses que residen en Puerto Rico, comparado con los que mostró para los residentes de Texas y Florida.

Por supuesto que hay muchas razones para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana. A lo largo de la historia de Estados Unidos, los hispanos han refrendado su espíritu patriótico en todas las guerras, han revalidado su lealtad a los valores del sacrificio, el trabajo y la familia y hoy son el motor de millones de negocios generadores de prosperidad. Un trato digno, respetuoso e igualitario es la mejor celebración de la herencia hispana.

El presidente esperó casi dos semanas para viajar a la isla después de la devastación causada por “María”, un claro contraste con sus dos viajes a Texas en

Para más información visita www.laredhispana.org.

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CALENDAR

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR!

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DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Friday October 6, 2017 / 10am San Pedro Square 87 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA Free

MARC ANTHONY – CONCERT Friday October 6, 2017 / 8pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $61 - $304

MESOPOTAMIAN NIGHT GALA 2017 Saturday October 7, 2017 / 5pm California Theatre 435 S 1st St San Jose, CA $75 - $250

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

HAND TO GOD Friday October 6, 2017 / 8pm San Jose Stage CO 490 S 1st St San Jose, CA $20 - $42

JOHNNY MATHIS – THE VOICE OF ROMANCE TOUR 2017 Saturday October 7, 2017 / 8pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $69 - $125

SOUTH FIRST Friday October 6, 2017 / 7pm SoFA District and beyond San Jose, CA Free

LEE BRICE Friday October 6, 2017 / 8pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $35 - $75

DEPECHE MODE Sunday October 8, 2017 / 7:30pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $46 - $642

SJ IMPROV: ANTHONY JESELNIK Friday October 6, 2017 / 7:30pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $25

DIWALI: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Saturday October 7, 2017 / 12pm Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA $14 - $15

THERESA CAPUTO Tuesday October 10, 2017 / 7:30pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $37.75 - $89


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EDUCATION

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5 QUESTIONS FAMILIES SHOULD ASK ABOUT SCHOOL DISCIPLINE 3 - How and when does my school involve police? While interest in school police has risen following the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, high-profile arrests for minor behaviors and incidents where students of color were injured by officers have led many to debate the role of school police. Ask if police officers are stationed on school grounds. If so, ask about the types of behaviors they address, whether they carry weapons, whether and how they are trained to work with children or youth, and whether they are authorized to search or arrest students. Ensure that you and your child are familiar with your constitutional rights during interactions with school police. If officers are not stationed in the school, ask about the circumstances under which teachers or administrators may call officers to the school. Be sure to note the school's policy on when and how to notify families about any incidents regarding law enforcement.

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Kristen Harper and Michael McCoy Child Trends

School discipline practices have shifted dramatically in recent years, following changes in school district and state policy. Data and research have illustrated the high rates of suspension and expulsion, the consequences of such discipline for students, and the disparities in discipline practice by race and disability. In response, many communities have worked to promote school safety and attendance by replacing exclusionary discipline methods with approaches that effectively prevent and address student misbehavior. Now that the new school year has begun, parents should review their school's code of student conduct (or student handbook) to learn their school's plan to safeguard student safety and learning, keep students in school, and ensure that discipline is administered fairly and equitably.

included in the code of student conduct, ask the school directly. Parents should also have access to information about which school staff members are available to support students' needs, including school counselors, psychologists, nurses, and social workers. For parents of children with disabilities, note that federal law requires that individualized development programs(or IEPs) include behavioral supports if the child needs them to make progress in school. 2 - What behaviors place my child at risk of removal from class or school? In-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, and expulsion are traditional forms of school discipline. Nearly 3 million children receive an out-of-school suspension each year. However, these approaches come at great cost: children suspended or expelled are more likely to drop out, be held back a grade, and be involved in the juvenile justice system than their peers.

1 - What does my school do to prevent misbehavior?

Parents, take into account which behaviors trigger a suspension or expulsion; this will help you determine whether, in your view, discipline policies are fair, nondiscriminatory, age appropriate, and necessary to keep schools safe. Take note of processes for appealing a suspension or expulsion. Given the risks to children when they are suspended or expelled, and the potential cost to their learning, states and school districts have begun discouraging or disallowing these forms of discipline for children in preschool and the early grades, or for offenses that are more subjectively determined, such as insubordination.

The best disciplinary strategy aims to prevent unsafe and disorderly behaviors before they happen. Take note of any strategies your school uses to clarify its expectations for student behavior, support students' social and emotional skills, and promote mental health. Such approaches may include social and emotional learning, positive behavioral interventions and supports, restorative practices, and other methods. If these or similar strategies are not

There are other instances when a child might be removed from class or school. The rare time out or trip to the office might provide students a chance to calm down, or signal the need for more parent-teacher collaboration. However, be wary of informal requests to pick children up early or keep them home in place of an official, documented suspension; these place a burden on parents while hiding potential problems with school discipline practices.

Below are five questions for which parents should know answers. If you can't find the answers, ask your school or, if needed, your school district. You can also look up your school and school district's past use of school discipline, by student race, gender, and disability, using a tool available at https://ocrdata.ed.gov/DistrictSchoolSearch, from the U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Data Collection.

4 - Does my school use corporal punishment or seclusion and restraint? Corporal punishment is the use of physical pain-generally with a paddle-to address student behavior. While prohibited in 28 states, more than 110,000 children were subjected to corporal punishment during the 2013-2014 school year. The Society for Adolescent Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics, among other child health institutions, strongly oppose corporal punishment in schools. Parents and families in states allowing corporal punishment should verify whether the school permits corporal punishment, whether families must "opt in" or may "opt out" of any corporal punishment, the tools used for corporal punishment (e.g., paddles), who administers the punishment, and whether a witness is required.

During the 2013-2014 school year, more than 100,000 children--mostly children with disabilities--were subjected to restraint or seclusion. Restraint refers to physical restrictions, including medication and mechanical restraints, that inhibit movement. Seclusion refers to an involuntary isolation and confinement in which a child cannot leave on their own. Concerned for student safety, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidelines in 2014 urging schools to limit the use of restraint and seclusion to situations where there is an immediate safety risk. The guidelines urge schools to end all use of restraint or seclusion for disciplinary purposes, and to prohibit the use of mechanical restraints and medications except as directed by health professionals. 5 -What is restorative justice and is it used in my school? Several school districts are working to implement restorative justice-an alternative to traditional types of school discipline-to improve peer and student-staff relationships, keep children safe and in school, and hold young people accountable for their behavior. Schools using restorative justice treat misbehavior as an injury to the school community and its relationships, rather than an infraction, and use various techniques (e.g., circle conferencing) to help the student and community repair damaged relationships. While many schools have succeeded in reducing disciplinary removals using restorative justice, rigorous evaluations are underway to further test this approach. Parents, if your child's school uses restorative justice or other restorative practices, ask about the roles you and your child will play in the disciplinary process, the types of behavior for which restorative practices are used, and how students are ultimately held accountable for their behavior.


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BUSINESS

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PET SCAMS USE PHONY ADS, WEBSITES TO VICTIMIZE THOUSANDS OF U.S. CONSUMERS The report recommends having a coordinated and aggressive law enforcement approach, and increased consumer education to combat the problem. “These situations can be heartbreaking for families who believe they’ve found the perfect pet,” said Jarrod Wise, Vice President of Marketing and Communications with BBB serving the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern Coastal California. “These are not just a few isolated cases of naïve consumers being taken, but a highly organized, international scheme focused on one thing – stealing your money.”      Photo Credit: Better Business Bureau

Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

A West African-based scheme to sell non-existent puppies and other pets to unsuspecting U.S. consumers may be significantly more organized and widespread than generally believed, according to a just-released report by Better Business Bureau (BBB). BBB warns that the scams are so widespread that anyone searching for a pet online is likely to encounter this fraud. The study-- “Puppy Scams: How Fake Online Pet Sellers Steal from Unsuspecting Pet Buyers” -- estimates that tens of thousands of consumers in the U.S. and around the world may have fallen victim to the scam, with prospective buyers losing anywhere from $100 to thousands of dollars each to the thieves.

The report says that while most victims are hooked into the scam by photos of cuddly terriers, miniature bulldogs or other puppies, other consumers believed they were paying for kittens, parrots or other animals to be delivered to their homes. The study says that thieves impersonating pet sellers instructed potential buyers to make upfront payments for shipping, insurance and other fees associated with transporting the animals. In most cases, buyers never receive the pets, and in turn lose their money. A consumer from Oakland said she lost nearly $1,000 – and could have lost much more – after agreeing to pay to have a teacup Yorkie shipped from Baltimore to her home for her daughter. She contacted FBI and BBB once she realized she had been scammed. Similar stories have come from Chicago, Dallas, Omaha, and across the nation.

ESTAFAS DE MASCOTAS UTILIZAN ANUNCIOS Y SITIOS WEB FALSOS PARA VICTIMIZAR A MILES DE CONSUMIDORES EN LOS EE.UU. Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Según un estudio recientemente publicado por Better Business Bureau (BBB), un esquema basado en África Occidental para vender inexistentes cachorros y otras mascotas a consumidores estadounidenses puede ser significativamente más organizado y extenso de lo que generalmente se cree. BBB advierte que las estafas están tan extendidas que cualquier persona que busque una mascota en línea probablemente va a encontrar este fraude. El estudio, “Estafas de cachorros: cómo falsos vendedores de mascotas en línea roban a los compradores de mascotas inocentes”, estima que decenas de miles de consumidores en los EE.UU. y en todo el mundo pueden haber sido víctimas de la estafas, con cada comprador probable perdiendo de $100 a miles de dólares a los ladrones. El estudio recomienda un enfoque coordinado y agresivo de la aplicación de la ley, y el aumento de la educación del consumidor para combatir el problema. “Estas situaciones pueden ser desgarradoras para las familias que creen que han encontrado la mascota perfecta”, dijo Jarrod Wise, Vicepresidente de Marketing y Comunicaciones

del BBB sirviendo al San Francisco Bay Area y Northern Coastal California. "Estos no sólo son algunos casos aislados de consumidores ingenuos, sino un esquema internacional altamente organizado enfocado en una cosa: robar su dinero”. El informe dice que mientras que la mayoría de las víctimas son enganchadas en la estafa con las fotos de los terriers, los bulldogs miniaturas o de otros perritos, otros consumidores creyeron que estaban pagando para la entrega a sus hogares de los gatitos, los loros u otros animales. El estudio dice que ladrones hacen pasar por los vendedores de mascotas e instruyan a los compradores potenciales a hacer pagos por adelantado para el transporte, seguros, y otros honorarios asociados con el transporte de los animales. En la mayoría de los casos, los compradores nunca reciben las mascotas, y pierden su dinero. Un consumidor de Oakland dijo que perdió casi 1.000 dólares después de pagar para un Yorkie enviada desde Baltimore a su casa para su hija. Se puso en contacto con el FBI y BBB una vez que se dio cuenta de que había sido estafado. Historias similares han venido de Chicago, Dallas, Omaha, y toda la nación. Los principales resultados del informe incluyen:

Among the report’s key findings:

looking to purchase a pet:

• Most of the scams appear to originate in the West African country of Cameroon and use workers in the U.S. to pick up wire payments sent through Western Union or MoneyGram.

• Research any business and its owners carefully before paying any money. Check the company’s BBB Business Profile at bbb.org.

• At least 80 percent of the sponsored advertising links in an internet search for pets may be fraudulent. In all, there may be hundreds or even thousands of fake websites offering pets for sale, with many of the active sites registered in just the past few months. Virtually all of the photos and much of the language used on the sites are copied from legitimate breeder sites, or simply fabricated. • The thieves require that correspondence be done by email, text messages or by phone. Any request to meet the seller or see the animal before payment is rebuffed. • The thieves will continue asking for additional payments until the prospective buyer refuses further requests. • While victims can be of any age, reports show that those most susceptible to the scheme are in their late teens or early 20s, with a majority of complaints coming from those in their 20s and early 30s.

• If possible, try to pick up the puppy in person. Puppy scams depend on buyers trusting that the animals will be delivered to them. • Be careful about buying a puppy from anyone you don’t know, and be especially skeptical if the price is much lower than normal. • Avoid wiring money or using prepaid cards or gift cards to pay for transporting animals. Instead, pay by credit card in case you need to challenge the purchase later. • Research pet adoption requirements in your area. Get a good grasp on what fees, permits and licenses are required by your local government, and know whether they should be collected by the seller or government. • Consider getting a rescue dog if having a purebred dog is not a priority. Generally, rescues are less expensive than purebred pets and often have fewer health problems. • Victims of this fraud can report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker.

• Better coordination by law enforcement and regulatory agencies, as well as increased consumer education are key to reducing losses.

To read the BBB study in full, please visit bbb. org/puppyscamstudy. An overview of the study can be found at bbb.org/puppyscam.

• Doing an internet search of the advertised picture may help identify fraudulent offers.

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

BBB offers the following tips for consumers • La mayoría de las estafas parecen originarse en el país de Camerún y utilizan trabajadores en los EE.UU. para recoger los pagos de cable enviados a través de Western Union o MoneyGram. • Al menos el 80 por ciento de los enlaces patrocinados en una búsqueda en Internet para mascotas pueden ser fraudulentos. En total, puede haber cientos o miles de sitios web falsos que ofrecen mascotas para la venta, con muchos de los sitio activos registrados en los últimos meses. Prácticamente todas las fotos y la mayor parte del lenguaje utilizado en los sitios esta copiado de sitios de criadores legítimos o es simplemente fabricado.

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• Investigue cuidadosamente cualquier negocio y sus propietarios antes de pagar dinero. Consulte el Perfil de Negocio de BBB de la compañía en bbb.org. • Si es posible, trate de recoger al cachorro en persona. Las estafas del perrito dependen en compradores confiando en que los animales serán entregados a ellos. • Tenga cuidado al comprar un cachorro de alguien que no conoce y sea especialmente escéptico si el precio es mucho más bajo de lo normal.

• Los ladrones requieren que la correspondencia se haga por correo electrónico, mensajes de texto o por teléfono. Cualquier solicitud para conocer al vendedor o ver al animal antes del pago es rechazada.

• Evite cableando dinero o usando tarjetas prepagadas o tarjetas de regalo para pagar por el transporte de animales. En su lugar, pague con tarjeta de crédito en caso de que tenga que desafiar la compra.

• Los ladrones seguirán pidiendo pagos adicionales hasta que el comprador rechace nuevas solicitudes.

• Investigue los requisitos de adopción de mascotas en su área. Comprende los honorarios, permisos y licencias que son requeridos por su gobierno local, y sepa si deben ser recogidos por el vendedor o el gobierno.

• Las víctimas pueden ser de cualquier edad, pero los informes muestran que las personas más susceptibles a la estafa son a finales de su adolescencia o principios de los 20s, y la mayoría de las quejas son de personas entre 20 y 30 años. • Una mejor coordinación por parte de los agencias de aplicación de la ley y agencias reguladores, así como una mayor educación de los consumidores, son fundamentales para reducir las pérdidas. • Hacer una búsqueda en Internet de la imagen anunciada puede ayudar a identificar ofertas fraudulentas. BBB ofrece los siguientes consejos para los

• Considere la posibilidad de obtener un perro de rescate si tener un perro de raza pura no es una prioridad. Generalmente, los rescates son menos costosos que las mascotas de raza pura y, a menudo, tienen menos problemas de salud. • Las víctimas de este fraude pueden reportarlo 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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HEALTH

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LOS CASOS DE CÁNCER ASOCIADOS CON EL SOBREPESO Y LA OBESIDAD CONFORMAN EL 40 % DE LOS CÁNCERES DIAGNOSTICADOS EN LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS Más de 630 000 afectados en los Estados Unidos

GET BACK ON YOUR FEET—TIPS FOR RUNNING AT ANY AGE NAPSI

Running can seem like a daunting workout no matter your age. It takes an impressive amount of dedication to run long distances. However, 66-year-old Barbara McGirr did not let that deter her. Starting at the age of 62, McGirr set her sights on completing her first half marathon. After only six months of training and a lot of hard work, she achieved that goal. Taking advantage of the free fitness membership she received through the SilverSneakers program offered by her Medicare plan, McGirrstarted her training by walking to build up endurance. From there she started running small increments and gradually increased over time to reach her ultimate goal. Now, even after retirement, McGirr continues to compete in 4K and 5K races.

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El sobrepeso y la obesidad se asocian con mayor riesgo de tener 13 tipos de cáncer. Estos tipos de cáncer representaron aproximadamente el 40 % de todos los casos de cáncer que se diagnosticaron en los Estados Unidos en el 2014, según el informe Signos Vitales más reciente de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC). En general, las tasas de casos nuevos de cáncer han disminuido desde la década de 1990, pero es probable que el aumento en la cantidad de cánceres relacionados con la obesidad estén reduciendo ese progreso. Aproximadamente 630  000 personas en los Estados Unidos recibieron un diagnóstico de cáncer asociado con el sobrepeso y la obesidad en el 2014. Cerca de 2 de cada 3 fueron en adultos de entre 50 y 74 años. Las tasas de casos de cáncer relacionados con la obesidad (no incluido el cáncer colorrectal) aumentaron el 7  % entre el 2005 y el 2014. Las tasas de casos de cáncer no relacionados con la obesidad descendieron durante ese tiempo. “La mayoría de los adultos en los Estados Unidos pesan más de lo recomendado —y tener sobrepeso o ser obeso pone a las personas en mayor riesgo de tener ciertos cánceres—, de modo que estos hallazgos son causa de preocupación”, dijo la directora de los CDC, Brenda Fitzgerald, MD. “Al alcanzar y mantener un peso saludable, todos podemos tener un papel en la prevención del cáncer”, agregó. En el 2013-2014, aproximadamente 2 de cada 3 adultos en los Estados Unidos tenían sobrepeso (lo cual se define como tener un índice de masa corporal de entre 25 y 29.9 kg/m2) o eran obesos (índice de masa corporal de 30 kg/m2 o más). El índice de masa corporal (IMC)  es el peso de la persona (en kilos) dividido por la raíz cuadrada de su estatura (en metros). Muchas personas no saben que tener sobrepeso ser obeso se asocia con algunos cánceres. La  Agencia Internacional para la Investigación del Cáncer (IARC)  identificó 13 tipos de cáncer asociados con el sobrepeso y la obesidad: meningioma, mieloma múltiple, adenocarcinoma de esófago y los cánceres de tiroides, mama (posmenopáusico), vesícula, estómago, hígado, páncreas, riñón, ovario, útero colon y recto (colorrectal). Las pruebas de detección del cáncer colorrectal previenen casos nuevos al encontrar los crecimientos anómalos

en el colon y el recto antes de que se conviertan en cáncer. En el informe Signos Vitales, elaborado por los CDC e investigadores del Instituto Nacional del Cáncer (NCI, por sus siglas en inglés), se analizaron los datos del informe Estadísticas del Cáncer en los Estados Unidos con respecto a la incidencia del cáncer en el 2014 y se revisaron los datos del 2005 al 2014, a fin de determinar las tendencias en los casos de cáncer asociados con el sobrepeso y la obesidad. Hallazgos principales con relación a los tipos de cáncer asociados con el sobrepeso y la obesidad:

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Her inspiring fitness journey was recently recognized by SilverSneakersas she was named the national winner of the SilverSneakers Richard L. Swanson Inspiration Award, which honors older adults who improve their health through fitness. Running has greatly improved McGirr’squality of life, and she shares that it helps keep her body and mind in shape. If you are interested in running and improving your health, SilverSneakers offers the following tips:

running, but it’s always good to check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise routine. • Get the proper gear: Invest in a good pair of shoes. Consider getting fitted at an athletic store to keep your feet comfortable. • Start slow: Start with brisk walks and then slowly transition to running. Running for one minute, then walking for one minute is a great way to build stamina. • Set manageable goals: Take it easy at first and listen to your body. If running a longer distance is your goal, work up to it gradually—walking for a few weeks, then intervals of jogging and walking. Before you know it, you’ll be running with ease. • Don’t skip the cooldown: Always cool down with a slow walk and lots of stretching to reduce recovery time. SilverSneakers partners with more than 13,000 participating fitness locations and wellness centers, giving members access to the site’s basic amenities, including weights, treadmills, pools, etc., as well as specialized SilverSneakers exercise classes led by certified SilverSneakers instructors. The program is offered at no additional charge through the nation’s leading Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans. For more information, to check eligibility or enroll, visit www.silversneakers.com.

• Talk with your doctor: You’re never too old to start

• El 55 % de todos los casos de cáncer diagnosticados en las mujeres y el 24  % de los diagnosticados en los hombres se asocian con el sobrepeso y la obesidad. • Las personas no hispanas de raza negra y de raza blanca tuvieron las tasas de incidencia más altas en comparación con las de otros grupos raciales y étnicos. Los hombres de raza negra y los indoamericanos o nativos de Alaska presentaron tasas de incidencia más altas que los hombres de raza blanca. • La cantidad de casos de cáncer asociados con el sobrepeso y la obesidad (excluido el cáncer colorrectal) aumentó el 7  % entre el 2005 y el 2014. La cantidad de casos de cáncer colorrectal disminuyó el 23  % debido en gran parte a las pruebas de detección. La cantidad de casos de cáncer no asociados con el sobrepeso y la obesidad disminuyó el 13 %. • La cantidad de casos de cáncer asociados con el sobrepeso y la obesidad (excluido el cáncer colorrectal) aumentó entre los adultos de menos de 75 años. “Como oncóloga, cuando la gente me pregunta si hay una cura para el cáncer yo digo: ‘Sí, tener buena salud es la mejor receta para prevenir las enfermedades crónicas, incluido el cáncer’”, dijo la directora de la División de Prevención y Control del Cáncer de los CDC, Lisa C. Richardson, M.D., M.P.H. “Lo que eso significa para los proveedores de atención médica como yo es: ayudar a las personas a tener la información que necesitan para poder tomar decisiones saludables en el lugar donde viven, trabajan, aprenden y realizan actividades recreativas”.

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A re you noticing a golden hue to the sunlight, the ear thy aroma of bonf ires and a slight chill in the evening air? A s autumn of f icially kicked in Sept. 22, we're turning our thoughts to all the good things that come w ith the season, including football, coz y sweaters, apple orchards, Halloween, Thanksg iv ing and the warm comfor t food that pairs well w ith crisp fall days. A long time cool-weather favorite is the classic grilled cheese sandw ich in all its crisp, meltingly gooey varieties. These days, restaurants and athome chefs are ser v ing up the deeply satisf y ing A merican concoction w ith a number of scr umptious toppings designed to pair in per fect gourmet harmony w ith the f lavors of the bread and cheese. The sky is really the limit when it comes to dev ising new takes on the classic dish. In the autumn that may mean pairing traditional favorites w ith seasonal choices such as sliced apples, pumpkin or even Thanksg iv ing dinner lef tovers. * Apple Picker's Har vest: Thinly sliced freshly picked apples, brie and some smoked ham onto your bread, slathering on a bit of honey and thy me butter before your creation hits the grill or pan. The results are per fect for a fall picnic or family lunch before hitting up the corn maze. * Nine-Layer Dip: If you're a fan of

the classic seven-layer dip (chopped layers of pepper jack cheese, refried beans, avocado, corn and pick led red onions), you' ll love this savor y concoction sprink led w ith cilantro and grilled bet ween buttered bread slices. Cook up a warm, gooey batch for the gang gathering around the T V for the nex t big game, or bring it to your nex t game-side tailgate. * Pumpkin Mac: Whip up your favorite mac and cheese recipe, season it w ith pureed pumpkin, top it w ith gouda and bacon, add slices of Golden Wheat bread and get busy grilling. The sweetness of the pumpkin balances the bacon's saltiness for a gourmet treat that may well become your family's new favorite. * Halloween Grilled Cheese: Concoct a boo-tif ul sweet-and-salt y combo of brie, creamy mascarpone and chopped chocolate and peanut butter candy bars (lef tover from trick-ortreating), then top the mix ture w ith a thin layer of raspberr y jam. You' ll be amazed how the f lavors complement each other when melted and bookended w ith warm, crisp-yet-f luf f y wheat bread. * Gooey Gobbler: Optimize that mouthwatering lef tover turkey by spreading it w ith cranberr y jam, sage butter and gouda slices, per fecting your dream sandw ich on the griddle and enjoy ing ever y balanced, blended bite. The taste w ill have you w ishing ever y day was Black Friday.

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4. Be very cautious about entering data into a pop-up window. 5. Review your privacy settings on all social media tools.

6. Shred your bills, medical records and the like before discarding them. You can also have them shredded at a trusted retailer such as Staples, which, in October, will shred up to two pounds for you at no charge. 7. Get your electronic devices professionally reviewed and updated. Making this easier is a free offer from Staples during the month of October. You simply drop off your PC or bring it in and while you wait the tech-savvy associates there will review the device for security issues or update your PC/Desktop Network Security plan, make any necessary recommendations and offer 10 percent off the service recommendations you decide to get. The security assessment service includes: • Either an in-store or remote connection service • A review of MSConfig and a list of current start-up apps • A check to ensure that the following are installed, enabled and up to date: Windows or personal firewall, anti-virus software, all operating and applications security patches • A scan for adware, spyware and malware • Based on a network and/or device security assessment, Staples will provide you with the necessary steps to improve and protect the machine.


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THE COYOTE VALLEY LINKAGE TO THE LATINO COMMUNITY Fr o m the acquisition of C a l i f o r n i a f r o m Me x i c o i n 1 8 4 8 , to the agricultural ties of the Va l l e y o f H e a r t ’s D e l i g h t , t o t h e t r a n s i t i o n o f S i l i c o n Va l l e y, Latinos have strong cultural connections to Santa Clara Va l l e y. H i s t o r i c a l l y, w e m e r g e t h e i s s u e s o f e c o n o m i c e q u a l i t y, c i v i l rights, and local environmental concerns t o g e t h e r. Latinos have consistently shown they care about our culture, nature, future generations, and a strong connection to the land. There is a place right here in Santa Clara Va l l e y t h a t d e s e r v e s s u c h c a r e , t h o u g h m a n y d o n’ t e v e n k n o w a b o u t i t . I t ’s k n o w n a s t h e C o y o t e Va l l e y. A n a r e a o f a p p r o x i m a t e l y 7, 5 0 0 acres located along Highway 1 0 1 , b e t w e e n S a n Jo s e a n d Morgan Hill. The North Coyote Va l l e y i n c l u d e s L a g u n a S e c a , a w e t m e a d o w, F i s h e r C r e e k , undeveloped agricultural lands with grasslands, and small areas o f o a k s a v a n n a . T h e Va l l e y i s an irreplaceable connection between the Santa Cruz and Diablo Mountain Ranges. A recent scientifically-based report published by the Santa Clara Va l l e y O p e n S p a c e A u t h o r i t y, “Coyote Va l l e y Landscape L i n k a g e ”, d e s c r i b e s t h e m u l t i p l e

Landscape is essential to ensure our quality of life by providing climate change r e s i l i e n c y, natural flood protection, water resources, habitat for wildlife d i v e r s i t y, a n d o t h e r p u b l i c h e a l t h benefits. T h e C i t y o f S a n Jo s e i s v e r y fortunate to have natural lands easily accessible. The Open S p a c e A u t h o r i t y ’s C o y o t e Va l l e y O p e n S p a c e P r e s e r v e o ff e r s 4 miles of trails and vistas of the Va l l e y, s u r r o u n d i n g m o u n t a i n s , f a r m l a n d s a n d o a k w o o d l a n d s .  There is no charge to visit any o f t h e O p e n S p a c e A u t h o r i t y ’s p r e s e r v e s .  We encourage residents to explore these unique and rare open lands.  Bring your family and friends for a picnic and enjoy the trails.

Coyote Valley. Photo Credit: Derek Neumann

benefits derived from protecting a n d r e s t o r i n g l a n d s i n t h e Va l l e y. T h e C o y o t e Va l l e y Wa t e r s h e d i s the largest in Santa Clara County with underground aquifers supplying more than half of t h e C o u n t y ’s w a t e r s u p p l y.   I n addition, the rainwater that s p r e a d s i n t h i s Va l l e y h e l p s prevent flooding in downstream San Jo s e n e i g h b o r h o o d s .  Wildlife, including d e e r, mountain lion, foxes, bobcats,

and coyote, travel between the two mountain ranges, through C o y o t e Va l l e y, i n s e a r c h o f food and mates. These wildlife corridors help ensure animals have a chance at sur vival.

Yo u c a n f i n d o u t m o r e a b o u t C o y o t e Va l l e y a n d t h e O p e n S p a c e Preserve managed by the Open S p a c e A u t h o r i t y a t t h e i r w e b s i t e : o p e n s p a c e a u t h o r i t y. o r g .

C o y o t e Va l l e y d e s e r v e s t o b e protected from inappropriate or misplaced development, with its i n c r e a s e d t r a ff i c , a i r p o l l u t i o n , and loss of the most important natural areas for wildlife. The c o n s e r v a t i o n o f t h e C o y o t e Va l l e y

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Jeanne d’Arc Manor Apartments is a Federally Subsidized HUD property for low income seniors 62 years of age or over or disabled. The property consists of 28 One Bedroom units and 58 Studio units. Applications for the wait lists for the studio units and one bedrooms of Jeanne d’Arc Manor will be accepted starting Tuesday, October 17th 2017 at 9:00am and will close Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 5:00pm. All applications will then be placed into a lottery system for placement on the Wait List.

Jeanne d'Arc Manor Apartments es una propiedad de HUD subvencionada federalmente para personas mayores de bajos ingresos de 62 años de edad o más o discapacitados. La propiedad consta de 28 unidades de un dormitorio y 58 unidades de estudio. Las solicitudes para las listas de espera para las unidades de estudio y un dormitorio de Jeanne d'Arc Manor serán aceptadas a partir del martes 17 de octubre de 2017 a las 9:00 am y se cerrará el jueves 19 de octubre de 2017 a las 5:00 pm. Todas las aplicaciones se colocarán en un sistema de lotería para su colocación en la lista de espera.

Applications for Studio unit or One Bedroom unit wait lists can be picked up in person starting now at the office located at 85 South Fifth Street, San Jose CA 95112. One application may be submitted for each waitlist, you must bring a valid ID with your birth date.

Las solicitudes para las unidades de estudio o las listas de espera de unidades de un dormitorio se pueden recoger en persona a partir de ahora en la oficina ubicada en 85 South Fifth Street, San José CA 95112. Se puede presentar una solicitud para cada lista de espera. Fecha de nacimiento.


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COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA DECLARES OCTOBER DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH Community Education and Involvement Encouraged to Prevent Violence and Abuse

SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. - The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors have proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to call on the community to help prevent domestic violence and abuse. The County is encouraging participation in local educational and awareness events, and to wear purple or a purple ribbon, as part of a nationwide observance to help end this crime. “We recognize that domestic violence is a serious issue and addressing it involves partnerships and collaboration throughout the community,” said Board President Dave Cortese. “That’s why we established the Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Blue Ribbon Task Force and will be implementing its recommendations to prevent and address IPV in our county.” Nearly one in four women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life. In Santa Clara County, there were 178 domestic violence-related deaths between 20002016, and already this year 12 individuals have lost their lives to domestic violence. “Domestic violence affects women, men, and children of all racial, ethnic, cultural, social, religious, sexual orientation and economic groups,” said Carla Collins, Interim Director of the County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy. “It is not a private matter and we all have

to do our part to stop the violence.”

emergency, call 911.

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Supervisor Mike Wasserman stated, “Every voice who speaks out against violence and abuse, and every person who wears purple or a purple ribbon throughout October is joining us in solidarity and taking a stand against domestic violence.”

• AACI Asian Women’s Home 24-Hour Hotline (408) 975-2739 www. dv.aaci.org and www.facebook.com/AACIorg

Santa Clara County domestic violence programs provide essential, lifesaving services for victims of abuse and their children. The domestic violence crisis hotlines answered approximately 22,000 calls during fiscal year 2016, averaging 60 calls per day. Over 6,000 domestic violence victims were provided with in-person services, including 737 adults and children that were sheltered, providing them a safe place to stay and resources to escape violence and abuse. Over 23,000 bed nights were provided, but more were needed: over 2,200 requests for shelter went unmet.

The County of Santa Clara Office of Women’s Policy is encouraging residents to get involved by participating in one of the many Domestic Violence Awareness Month events happening this month. Visit owp.sccgov.org  for a calendar of events. The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department is also participating in activities this month, including national Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day (#HCADV) on Oct. 11. This awareness event highlights the role of the health care community in identifying domestic violence and linking patients to intervention and resources. Doctors and nurses should ask their patients about domestic violence just as they routinely check for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Review  fact sheet on Santa Clara County Intimate Partner Violence. Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used to maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Santa Clara County residents directly experiencing or aware of someone experiencing abuse can get confidential support by calling one of the 24-hour crisis lines below. In an

• Community Solutions 24-Hour Hotline 1-877-363-7238 or 1-877-END-SADV www.communitysolutions.org and www. facebook.com/CommunitySolutions • Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence 24-Hour Hotline (408) 279-2962 www.nextdoor.org and www.facebook.com/ NextDoorSolutions • YWCA Silicon Valley 24-Hour Hotline 1-800-572-2782 www.ywca-sv.org and www.facebook.com/ supportnetworkforbatteredwomen • Maitri Helpline 1-888-8MAITRI or 1-888-862-4874 www.maitri.org and www.facebook.com/ maitribayarea • SafeChat Silicon Valley – Confidential Live Chat with an Advocate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. www.safechatsv.org

There was a slight increase in 911 calls for assistance with 5,110 domestic violence-related calls to local law enforcement in 2015 compared to 2014 (5,052 calls), and a significant increase over 2013 (3,992 calls). In 2016, there were 5,101 domestic violence cases referred to the District Attorney’s Office for criminal prosecution, resulting in 981 felony and 1,333 misdemeanor charges. Santa Clara County had seven domestic violencerelated deaths in 2016: five victims and two perpetrators who committed suicide or blue suicide. This was a decrease from 2015 when 13 deaths occurred. Between 2000-2016, the county had 178 domestic violence-related deaths. As of August 2017, 12 individuals have lost their lives to domestic violence in the county.


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PG&E FUE RECONOCIDA POR LA REVISTA LATINA STYLE COMO UNO DE LOS 50 MEJORES LUGARES PARA TRABAJAR POR LAS MUJERES LATINAS EN ESTADOS UNIDOS SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— Por séptimo año consecutivo, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) fue reconocida por la revista LATINA  Style  como una de las compañías que ofrecen las mejores oportunidades de carrera para las mujeres latinas en Estados Unidos. Se trata del vigésimo aniversario del Informe Anual de LATINA Style 50, considerado como una de las evaluaciones más respetadas con relación a las oportunidades de desarrollo profesional para las latinas en el mundo corporativo de Estados Unidos. Las compañías reconocidas en esta lista fueron evaluadas en base a lo que los lectores de la revista LATINA Style sienten es los más importantes para ellos en el lugar de trabajo:  • Número de Ejecutivas Latinas • Retención • Programas de Tutorías • Oportunidades de estudios • Políticas de alternativas para trabajar • Beneficios para los empleados • Desarrollo de carrera • Grupos de afinidad • Intercambio con comunidades/organizaciones hispanas. “Nos sentimos honrados de ser reconocidos por LATINA Style Magazine como uno de los mejores lugares del país para que las Latinas trabajen. Al brindar oportunidades significativas en el sector de la energía para latinas y otras personas con antecedentes de diversidad, podemos generar maneras más innovadoras de servir a nuestros clientes y comunidades en el futuro", dijo Geisha

Williams, CEO y presidente de PG&E, una empresa Fortune 500. "PG&E tiene una de las bases de clientes más diversas entre las compañías del sector de la energía en los Estados Unidos. Para que sirvamos a nuestros clientes y ofrezcamos los mejores productos y servicios posibles, nuestra fuerza laboral debe ser un reflejo de las comunidades a las que servimos", dijo Laurie Giammona, una latina que ha sido vicepresidenta sénior y directora de servicio al cliente de PG&E desde 2014. "En PG&E valoramos una fuerza de trabajo inclusiva y diversa, ya que permite a nuestros empleados traer todo su ser al trabajo y liberar su potencial creativo todos los días", dijo Dinyar Mistry, vicepresidente sénior de Recursos Humanos de PG&E. Una de las maneras en que PG&E apoya a los empleados latinos es a través de su Grupo de Recursos para Empleados Latinos (ERG, por sus siglas en inglés). Fundado en 1983 como la Asociación de Empleados Hispanos, el ERG comenzó con un pequeño grupo de empleados. Hoy en día, la membresía ha crecido a más de 770 empleados con siete divisiones en toda el área de servicio de la compañía. Este año, los capítulos o divisiones de ERG Latinos otorgaron 60,000 dólares en becas universitarias a los estudiantes. Las compañías reconocidas por LATINA  Style  50 recibirán un homenaje el próximo mes de febrero, durante el 20º aniversario en la Ceremonia de Premios y Conferencia de Líderes en Diversidad de LATINA Style 50, a celebrarse en Washington, D.C.

ANZA EXPEDITION HIKE Join us for a history walk along the Arrowhead Trail, where you will learn about the Juan Bautista de Anza expedition and the experiences of the families. This hike will include a Spanish speaking docent.

Saturday, October 14 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve 550 Palm Avenue, Morgan Hill anzaexpeditionhike.eventbrite.com

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HURRICANE HARVEY DECIMATES WILDLIFE HABITATS ON TEXAS COAST that about 60 endangered prairie chickens were in the refuge before the storm but as few as 10 are believed to have sur vived.

Mark Richardson Public News Ser vice E AGLE L AK E, Texas - Hurricane Har vey disrupted the lives of millions of people along the Texas Gulf Coast, but also may have damaged or destroyed as many as a dozen critical w ildlife habitats.

Increases in both the size and intensity of recent storms have scientists factoring climate change into their approach to managing w ildlife sanctuaries, Fikes said.

The massive storm, w ith 120-mph w inds and rainfall measured in feet, is believed to have damaged nesting sites and eroded marshes and coastlines that are home to dozens of species of birds and marine life, including some listed as threatened or endangered. Ryan Fikes, a staff scientist for the National Wildlife Federation's Gulf of Mexico Restoration Program, said agencies such as Texas Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Ser vice are just beginning to sur vey the damage. "Right now, we're doing initial assessments," he said. "Both the

Conservationists are worried that many of the endangered Attwater prairie chickens at a wildlife refuge near Houston may have perished in Hurricane Harvey. Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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near Matagorda Island sustained damage to the salt marshes where endangered whooping cranes feed when they return in October, Fikes said. Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, south of Houston, absorbed about 50 inches of rain from Har vey, he said, adding

"Storms like Har vey and Irma and Superstorm Sandy are much larger than what have historically taken place," he said, "and National Wildlife Federation believes that a lot of the intensity increase in these storms is due to global climate change and increases in sea-level temperatures." He said some marine species on the Texas coast, such as shrimp and crabs, appear to have sur vived, while many oyster beds sustained losses. Marine mammals, such as bottlenose dolphins, may have been injured due to fresh-water inf lows to bays and estuaries, since many coastal species can't sur vive outside a saltwater environment.


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

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634069 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Simplegreen Interior Landscaping 899 N 12th Street San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. David Navarro-Aguiniga 899 N 12th Street San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/15/2017. “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.) David Navarro-Aguiniga October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/15/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634458 The following person(s) is (are) doing business The Armada 58 South First Street; 2nd Floor San Jose CA, 95113, Santa Clara County. Corinthian Event Center, LLC 195 N 3rd Street, 2nd Floo, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; 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.) Bruce Campbell Manager October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/28/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634612 The following person(s)

is (are) doing business Premier Properties and Estates 6455 Almaden Expressway #218 San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara County. Premier Properties and Financial INC. 6455 Almaden Expressway #218 San Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/03/17. “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.) Tim Woodward President October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634623 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CB Tenacious Doors 343 N. 13th Street San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Charles Borstad 343 N. 13th Street San Jose, CA 95112. 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.) Charles Borstad October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/04/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634445 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zamaak 380 Hamilton Avenue Suite 864 Palo Alto,

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Cometió infidelidad. No está solo. 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/ CA 94301, Santa Clara County. Marisol Tiznado 380 Hamilton Avenue Suite 864 Palo Alto, CA 94301. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/01/2017. “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.) Marisol Tiznado October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/28/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315626 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Huynh-Nga Thi Brant - Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Huynh-Nga Thi Brant Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huynh-Nga Thi Brant - Nguyen to HuynhNga Thi Nguyen. 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 8, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316287 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Young Bae Kong. Petitioner (s) Young Bae Kong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Young Bae Kong to Eric Kong. 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 October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Judith Young No.17PR182006 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Sandra Lonz in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Sandra Lonz be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Judith Young. 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 the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the

Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 12/04/2017 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: Paul E. Rogers 99 North First St. #203 San Jose, CA 95113 408-641-8803 October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017

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

OCTOBER 6 - 12, 2017 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 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 DECLARATION (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 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.


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OCTOBER 6 - 12, 2017 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 September 29; October 6, 13, 20 2017 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.

basta para protegerlo. 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 Petitioner’s name is: is dismissed, a judgment Lizbeth Franco Garcia is entered, or the court Nombre del demandante: makes further orders. This order is enforceable Case Number (Número anywhere in California de caso): by any law enforcement officer who has received or 17CP000438 seen a copy of them. You have 30 CALENDER DAYS after this Summons AVISO; La orden de proand Petition are served tección que aparecen en on you to file a Response la pagina 2 continuará en (form FL-220 or FL 270) at vigencia en cuanto a cada the court and have a copy parte hasta que se emita served on the petitioner. A un fallo final, se despida letter, phone call, or court la petición o la corte dé appearance will not protect otras órdenes. Cualquier agencia del orden púyou. blico que haya recibido o If you do not file your Re- visto una copia de estas sponse on time, the court ordenes puede hacerlas may make orders affecting acatar en cualquier lugar your right to custody of de California. your children. You may be ordered to pay support and NOTICE: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the attorney fees and costs. clerk for a fee waiver form. For legal advice, contact The court may order you to a lawyer immediately. Get pay back all or part of the help finding a lawyer at the fees and cost that the court California Courts Online waived for you and the Self-Help Center (www. other party. courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Exención De Cuotas: Si Services Web Site (www. no puede pagar la cuota lawhelpca.org), or by de presentación, pida al contacting your local court secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. or county bar association. La corte puede ordenar Tiene 30 DIAS COR- que usted pague, ya sea RIDOS después de en parte o por completo, haber recibido la entrega las cuotas y costos de la legal de esta Citación y corte previamente exentos Petición para presentar a petición de usted o de la una Respuesta (formulario otra parte. FL-220 o FL 270) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega 1. The name and address legal de una copia al de- of the court is (el nombre y mandante. Una carta o dirección de la corte son): llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO Superior Court of Califor-

nia, county of Santa Clara 170 Park Ave 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): June 02, 2017 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) /s/ P. Newton Deputy (Asistente) STANDARD RESTRAINING ORDERS (Parentage – Custody and Support) Starting immediately, you 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.

(Nombre): You have been sued. Lo han demandado.

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.

NOTICE; The restraining orders are effective Case Number (Número against both spouses or de caso): domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a 17FL002200 judgment is entered, or the You have 30 CALENDER court makes further orders. DAYS after this Summons They are enforceable anyand Petition are served where in California by any on you to file a Response law enforcement officer (form FL-120) at the court who has received or seen and have a copy served a copy of them. on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court ap- AVISO; Las órdenes de pearance will not protect restricción están en vigencia en cuanto a ambos you. conyuges miembros de la If you do not file your pareja de hecho hasta que Response on time, the se despida la petición, se court may make orders emita un fallo o la corte affecting your marriage or de otras ordenes. Cualdomestic partnership, your quier agencia del orden property, and custody of publico que haya recibido your children. You may be o visto una copia de estas ordered to pay support and ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar attorney fees and costs. de California. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You NOTICE: If you cannot pay can get information about the filing fee, ask the clerk finding lawyers at the for a fee waiver form. The California Courts Online court may order you to Self-Help Center (www. pay back all or part of the courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), fees and cost that the court at the California Legal waived for you and the Services Web Site (www. other party. lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local Exencion De Cuotas: Ai court or county bar as- no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al sociation. secretario un formulario Tiene 30 DIAS COR- de exencion de cuotas. RIDOS después de haber La corte puede ordenar recibido la entrega legal que usted pague, ya sea de esta Citación y Petición en parte o por completo, para presentar una Respu- las cuatas y costos de la esta (formulario FL-120) corte previamente exentos ante la corte y efectuar la a petición de usted o de la entrega legal de una copia otra parte. al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una 1. The name and address audiencia de la corte NO of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): basta para protegerlo.

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 high-quality, 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

Petitioner’s name is: Graciela Serrano Nombre del demandante:

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.

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

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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, quasi-community, 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

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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. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su conyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1. Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos


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

jas. 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 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

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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 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 ClaraIn 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

OCTOBER 6 - 12, 2017 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 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


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OCTOBER 6 - 12, 2017 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.) 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. 17CV315070 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Megan Vo Bui. Petitioner (s) Megan Vo Bui has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Megan Vo Bui to Megan Vo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for

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

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS Judge of the Superior Court September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV307190 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nguyen, Benjamine Hong- Loan Thi. Petitioner (s) Nguyen, Benjamine Hong - Loan Thi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nguyen, Benjamine Hong - Loan Thi to Nguyen, Katerina Hong - Loan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Michael Willis Mills No.17PR181794 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Jean Mundell in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Jean Mundell be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Michael Willis Mills, Michael Mills. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to

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interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/03/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Robert P. Bergman, Attorney at Law 1777 Saratoga Ave, Ste. 208 San Jose, CA 95129 408-247-0444 September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 2017


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LA MUERTE BAILA

Muerte Baila, escrita por Rebecca Martínez en colaboración con Teatro Milagro de Portland, dirigida por Rodrigo García y musicalizada por Russell Rodríguez al frente de un trio de músicos de Son Jarocho, Lolis García y El Güero. El elenco está formado por un grupo talentoso de adultos y jóvenes que le de dan a esta divertida comedia un toque singular. En la sala de teatro, mientras el público se dispone a tomar su lugar, las luces del interior disminuyen y un personaje solitario iluminado por un seguidor de luz aparece en el centro del oscuro y vacío escenario. Con singular reverencia se presenta ante los presentes –Yo soy La Muerte, I am Death.

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Rodrigo García Especial para El Observador El Día de los Muertos es una tradición indígena que se celebra en México desde antes de la Colonia. Es una ocasión en que los vivos le rinden tributo a sus muertos –a los que se

adelantaron en el camino. Es un evento que celebra el vínculo entre la vida y la muerte a través de honrar las relaciones que establecemos en vida y que perdurarán aún después de abandonar el cuerpo físico. En el marco de esta tradición, Teatro Visión trae la puesta en escena de La

Al final de su protocolario monologo, La Muerte es sorprendida por un un joven difunto al que su corazón dejo de latir. De repente, en un cambio de iluminación, el colorido escenario se revela y los demás muertitos hacen su aparición, jubilosos porque es el Día de Muertos, el día en que podrán cruzar el umbral hacia la tierra de los vivos para compartir con sus seres queridos. Mientras los difuntos se preparan para partir, La Muerte se prepara para disfrutar de su tan merecido día de descanso. Pero hay algo importante, todos tienen que cruzar al mismo tiempo.

OCTOBER 6 - 12, 2017 Poco se imaginan que su suerte estará por cambiar por la presencia del nuevo difunto que dejó asuntos sin terminar en la tierra. La Muerte está ansiosa por que se vayan, los difuntitos están desesperados por el miedo de no poder visitar a sus seres queridos, pero al final, de manera colectiva, unen sus esfuerzos para lograr su meta. La Muerte Baila es una comedia chusca, pero con un mensaje profundo. Es una historia de deseos, de amor, de perdón, de unidad y esfuerzo conjunto. En ella, los actores rompen la cuarta pared que separa al público del escenario en una interacción muy emotiva que dejará a los asistentes con ganas de volver. La Muerte Baila está llena de música, risas, ternura y es apta para toda la familia. Se presenta en español con supertítulos en inglés. La Muerte Baila en el teatro de la Plaza de la Herencia Mexicana (1700 Alum Rock Ave, San José, CA 95112) del 12 al 22 de octubre, de jueves a sábado a las 8:00 PM y domingos a las 2:00 PM. Boletos de $10 a $40 disponibles en teatrovision.org, llamando al 1-800838-3006 24 horas del día, 7 días a la semana, o en la taquilla del teatro una hora antes de cada función.

OIL TRAIN PROJECT STOPPED IN ITS TRACKS AS COMPANY DROPS FIGHT S u z a n n e Po tt e r C a l i f o r n i a Ne w s S e r v i c e

r e c o r d f o r t h a t , " s h e e x p l a i n s . In 2 0 1 3 , a n o i l t r a i n d e r a i l m e n t c a u s e d a m a s s i v e fi r e i n Q u e b e c t h a t k i l l e d 47 p e o p l e . P h i l l i p s 6 6 has said the line would diversify oil supply in the state.

N I P O M O, C a l i f . - A p r o j e c t to send hundreds of oil trains rumbling up and down the central California Coast appears to be dead. The oil company announced Mo n d ay i t i s g i v i n g u p t h e fi g h t t o s e c u r e c o u n t y a p p r o v a l .

Roessler notes that this project w o u l d h av e a l l o w e d m o r e t h a n 2 million gallons of oil to pass through dozens of communities every week.

Oil giant Phillips 66 has agreed t o d i s m i s s i t s l aw s u i t a g a i n s t San Luis Obispo County - that challenged the denial of permits to build a rail spur starting i n N i p o m o t h a t w o u l d h av e facilitated transport of millions of gallons of flammable oil each y e a r. A tt o r n e y A l i c i a R o e s s l e r w i t h t h e E n v i r o n m e n t a l D e f e n s e C e n t e r, who worked on the case, says residents from multiple cities opposed the oil train project for safety reasons.

"If the project was approved it w o u l d h av e a l l o w e d u p t o fi v e 80-car trains each carrying more than 26,000 gallons of crude oil t h r o u g h Ve n t u r a , S a n t a B a r b a r a and San Luis Obispo counties e a c h w e e k , " s h e s ay s . Oil-train projects have run into local opposition in Benicia, in the Bay Area, and in central and southern California. Photo Credit: Vladyslav Danilin

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Mu l t i p l e community groups opposed the project, including t h e S u r f r i d e r Fo u n d a t i o n , t h e Sierra Club, the Center for B i o l o g i c a l D i v e r s i t y, S t a n d . E a r t h a n d C o m m u n i t i e s f o r a B e tt e r Environment.


BEHIND THE “CUCO”

Indie Chicano Artist Cuco brings dreamy, electronic tinged love songs to LA and Beyond

just kind of like, occurs.” Although he grew up with Mexican parents and Mexican music around, he says that the “Machismo” aspect that permeates the culture is not present in his music because of the way he grew up seeing the world. “I’m just me. Like I saw it you know (machismo), Mexican family members, that was just something you would always see growing up. Honestly it was just my mom that got me out of that mindset and the way I grew up, I was just very open to everything that was in my environment so I wasn’t like, ‘you’ve gotta be a man’, I’m just me, and I’m gonna approach everything way differently.” His music comes from a place of love, and fragility, two aspects that the Latino culture over the course of history has placed into gendered boxes. These boxes are those which men shouldn’t be opening too much, save for when you’re drinking tequila. “It’s kinda hard because sometimes people will be like, ‘that’s kinda weird,’ but then you just give it some time and… It lets people be like, ‘alright cool, I’m going to do the same thing,’” says Banos. Your Name in Bright Lights

Cuco, aka Omar Banos. Photo Credit: Jerry Rangel Arturo Hilario El Observador

Omar Banos constructs electric ballads and romantic productions that take cues from Mexican music and anything else the 19-year old may be feeling as an inspiration at the moment. He also helps push the word out on immigrant rights and saving DACA. The Hawthorne, CA native began his pursuits of music at the age of 8, and through his own self teaching and production, and with the help of social media, has drifted into a fame he did not expect while crafting moody music in his bedroom. When asked about his artist name, Banos says, “My mom, she would always say I was ‘cuckoo’. But my family speaks Spanish so they would call me, ‘a cuco’. Like if I was crazy.” What Makes an Artist Banos has only been officially making music for three years, and in that time, mainly in the last 12 months, the artists’ time in the spotlight has been accelerated. The music that most influenced him to get into learning to play an instrument were rock bands like Guns N’ Roses, Queen, what many young people listen to when they first sprout their musical tastes. Yet Banos went beyond just liking the music when he took up the guitar at age 8, with help from his mother. “I learned how to play Spanish music, like Spanish Flamenco guitar. That’s how I got my start. After that I taught myself for the next eleven years. In middle school, I learned how to play drums, bass, keyboards and in high school I learned how to play trumpet and the French horn. I started producing like three years ago, (and) started making my own music.” His knowledge of instruments helps his producer side to come up with arrangements that shift genre conventions as if genres were kids in a bounce house. Now though, it’s less specifically Axl Rose and

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Freddie Mercury that influence his music. “It’s a lot to be honest. A lot of it is old Mexican music, like Los Andy’s, Los Panchos, Juan Gabriel, Vicente, Pedro Infante, but then I guess it goes all over the place. All that, and psychedelic music, hip-hop, pop, trap.” With his first production efforts, he unknowingly began to corral a certain type of sound that would be a sort of signature of his career thus far. In his music, the Mexican ballad and crooning is there, as well as oldies, and electronica with tinges of a lot more modern sounds too. For example, 2016’s “Amor de Siempre”, which is entirely in Spanish, is a lyrically romantic song that sits atop a relaxed hip-hop beat with some slightly distorted French Horn accompaniment. Banos is a bit hard pressed at giving you a straight answer as to what his music is in conventional terms. “Just like nostalgic and dreamy, I guess. I don’t know. That’s how I want to make people feel, some type of nostalgia, regardless if they’ve heard my music for the first time or not. Just to have that sort of feeling there.” With two mixtapes out, “Wannabewithu” and “Songs4u”, he has accumulated enough material to have a “Cuco style”, as abstract as that seems to him. Banos adds, “even now it’s not fully solidified, it still fluctuates back and forth. I don’t think I’ll ever have one specific sound.” Growing en LA Living within 15 miles of the center of Los Angeles has given Banos a certain diverse cultural perspective that many Chicanos, and by that measure many artists from LA, can attest to. Being Latino and from a Spanish speaking household also means that Banos traverses two worlds of language and heritage simultaneously. “It’s given me a very unique approach, coming from my own perspective. It kinda happens subconsciously, what I do. It just kinda happens, whether it’s the Spanglish stuff or the way I produce or what I play in the chords it all comes naturally because that’s what I grew up around. It

Banos is very hesitant to call himself famous, or even an artist in terms of his actual popularity. Due to his social media presence, mainly Twitter and his interaction with supporters, he has cultivated a steadily growing fan base. Everything has come fast for the teenager, with his first live act only a handful of months behind him. “Like last year, literally. It was my first show at this rap show, I did a little DJ set. All my homies showed up and the DJ had my music playing. Then after that I did backyard shows and then venues this year. Like March.” His first show, at a live music venue in Northeast Los Angeles called The Hi Hat, was put on by his management, Mija Management, and was called “Solidarity for Sanctuary”, which as the name suggests, garnered support and donations for immigrant advocacy. This show featured 4 other acts on the bill, and Cuco was not yet the sole player in the bright lights of the stage. “I’m a very shy person and plus I’m not a spotlight person. I’m for sure a background person which, this whole thing about being the artist, is very weird to me. It’s like a love/hate thing for me because I’m raw talent every time I have a crowd in front of me, like I don’t know what to do.” Since March though, a whopping 7 months have honed him into a more comfortable stage presence. “I got used to performing though, I actually really like it, I guess just being the artist is kind of weird. I thought I’d be some background figure, which I’m used to.” Banos says that the support from fans, both online and in person, is simply put, ‘crazy’. His main channel of communication is Twitter, with his handle, @icryduringsex, having a follower count of 49.2 thousand as of writing. His feed is a mixture of music he is listening to, correspondence between fans and himself, as well as more intimate moments of self-reflection. Tweets like, “The fuck does one do at 19 tho I'm literally 18 but like... plus” are reminders of youth, and cement the duality of being famous in the digital age. On one hand your stage presence, your skills as a musician are one thing, but being a teenager on the edges of fame make Banos approachable by fans, and what could be put as “the real deal”. In the past musicians have relied on PR and magazines to get

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in touch with fans, only within the last decade have they grabbed control to show their respective lives to fans and connect with them. With newer artists like Cuco, they are built and followed along on their baby steps and leaps into fame through their Instagram or Twitter accounts. “Absolutely, social media was like the reason I’m famous in any way. I don’t really promote (my music). I just kind of let it happen. I let my supporters share it if they want to. I really just put music out, and if they like it they like it,” says Banos. The band that plays within Banos’ Cuco project, all friends from school and the town, have been living what feels like a dream and slowly but surely want to bring their music to those that will listen. Banos adds, “We don’t do it for fame, we just like playing shows so it’s cool to live out the dream and just play shows. It’s crazy that there’s people going out there to watch us play.” #DefendDACA Currently Banos’ twitter profile name, (Twitter has a handle, the ‘@’, and a profile name you can change) is #DefendDACA, which prompts a question about his political beliefs. “With the whole situation that’s happening with DACA, that kind of hit a soft spot for me because I personally have a cousin that received DACA. It’s actually really hard to watch undocumented families go through this panic because it’s like they come here and they’re getting help to go to school to live and work here and it breaks my heart that we have this political climate that we have somebody that really doesn’t care. To Trump, we’re all just illegal and that’s all we do and we’re just bad people and it’s that whole stigma that’s terrible.” As a recent convert to the world of social justice and being angry about our government, Banos says he is doing his part to amplify the voices of people in his own community. His fan base is largely Latino, which leads to a lot of convergence between those issues that plague immigrants in this country and the fans that want to listen to his love songs. “I just did my best to share as many links and everything I can because I’m not the most socially aware person ever, but I now have a platform and I can use it, and I can give a platform to the people. Another big part of it is that I know that I have a very limited knowledge of stuff because nobody really ever told me about all this stuff growing up. A lot of resources weren’t there. The least I could do is just really be a voice and use that voice to give other people voices, you know?” By disseminating this information to his followers and fans alike, he in a way is bolstering the political movements that a large swath of Latinos align with (such as rights for immigrants and their families), creating new generations of politically informed individuals. Banos has routinely participated in socially conscious concerts like the aforementioned first venue performance in March. “My manager, (Doris Muñoz), has her company, Mija Management, they do solidarity for sanctuary events. It was essentially raising money for undocumented families risking deportation. There was another one that was a Selena night thing but I didn’t perform, I just DJ'ed and raised money for that. I did another one in July at The Union, which is also a solidarity for sanctuary.” With this in mind, Banos says that he will definitely be up for doing more of these shows which mix his bouncy, R&B/Mexican ballad crooning with social justice and awareness. “We gotta do our part and really be there for our own people.”


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THE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNET work by g iv ing a few ver y simple instr uctions to completely autonomous entities and letting them act on their ow n. The strateg y requires four cohor ts: ideators, propagators, suppor ters, and executors. Ideators w ill come up w ith the instr uctions and post them. Propagators w ill share, retweet, or other w ise propagate the instructions. Suppor ters w ill not propagate but w ill tacitly suppor t the propagators. Executors w ill carr y out the instr uctions. You can f ind good examples of self-organizing systems by analyzing self-organizing ant colonies  or  self-organizing robot swarms or even algorithmic ar t.

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Shelly Palmer What, exactly, did Facebook, Tw itter, Google, and other tech giants do to empower or enable bad actors (foreign governments, radical organizations, Russians) to inf luence the outcome of the 2016 elections? How did it happen? Who is to blame? How can we prevent it from happening again? Congress has an idea. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. A my K lobuchar (D-MN) have urged their colleag ues and constituents to suppor t a bill that w ill reg ulate campaign ads running on dig ital platforms. That sounds like a plan, but it really won’t produce the desired outcome. In fact, the ver y concept of this bill makes assumptions about the nature of communications, command and control that are no longer valid. There Is No Central Authorit y The Internet is not telev ision or radio (highly reg ulated, governmentgranted monopolies propagated over air waves controlled by the government). The Internet is not a newspaper w ith an editor-in-chief, a publisher, a physical address, and a license to conduct business. The Internet is not Facebook, Tw itter, Google, or any group of tech companies. The Internet is not Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, or any carrier or network. The Internet is not “ in the cloud,” at your Internet Ser v ice Prov ider (ISP), or located any where.

The Internet is ever y where. It is a vast computer network (made up of millions of smaller net works) using a specif ic set of communications protocols. It cannot be shut dow n, it cannot be disabled, and it cannot be destroyed. Most impor tantly, it cannot be reg ulated because there is no central authorit y to reg ulate. Can’t We Reg ulate Something? Just for the sake of arg ument, let’s pretend a law was passed that required Facebook, Tw itter, Google, and other online outlets to apply the Bipar tisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002  (aka the McCainFeingold Act) to paid political adver tising. You would star t seeing and hearing the tagline you’ve come to know and ignore: “I’m so-andso candidate and I approve this message.” Great! Now we’ve reg ulated political ads online. Except it won’t change a thing. Leg itimate political adver tising, even superwell-targeted attack ads f illed w ith misinformation, is not what’s at play here. We are dealing w ith something much, much harder to identif y and impossible to stop: people communicating w ith each other. Here’s What We’re Up Against I w rote about this back in  June 2017  and in  October 2015. The methodolog y used by bad actors to exer t pressure and social inf luence on the unsuspecting public is selforganizing. Most

self-organizing

systems

Social Media Meme Mutations In his book The Self ish Gene, Richard Dawkins coins the term “meme” as a concept for discussion of evolutionar y principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Memes possess many of the attributes we assign to liv ing things. They are born, they procreate, they mutate, and at some point, they die. Once an ar ticle, blog post, meme, or other unit of communication works its way into someone’s echo chamber or comfor t zone, it w ill be propagated across that person’s social network. Unless you are w illing to impose dictatorial censorship, there’s nothing you can do to reg ulate it – there never has been and there never w ill be. Even on the “paid and closed ” Internet, there’s no way to prohibit selfexpression. A s Victor Hugo once said,  “On résiste à l ’ invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l ’ invasion des idées”  (One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas). A Social Eng ineering A rms Race The names “social terrorism” and “social media war fare” are not quite right. This is a new kind of war against an enemy w ith ver y new weapons. Discussing the militar y impact of social media , my good friend Col. John Fenzel (Ret.) said, “We are now in a state of enduring social conf lict enabled and empowered by social media.” At the time, we were talking about terrorists killing civ ilians on the street. These attacks were not ordered by a militar y commander,

not carried out by troops, not perpetrated by terror cells or operatives. They were socially eng ineered. The key per formance indicator of that well-executed, hy per-targeted, social media marketing campaign was dead people. It’s sickening to think of it this way, but you have to call it what it was: a highly successf ul social eng ineering hack. The political “ads” being discussed use 100 percent of the same tactics: websites, fake news, bot accounts, people w ith an agenda , and people looking for leadership who are w illing to do what they are told. The outcomes are equally as predictable. K now n Unk now ns There is no president of the Internet. Could there be? You might think Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook) is a candidate (Congress clearly thinks he is). He r ules a meta-countr y of over 2 billion people. Except he really doesn’t. Mark doesn’t decide what you are going to see in your Facebook feed; an algorithm that is programmed to show you content you are most likely to engage w ith decides. No humans are involved. Should they be? Larr y Page (CEO of A lphabet) is also a candidate. He r ules a metacountr y more than three times the size of Facebook. He doesn’t decide what links should show up on the results page of your Google search; an algorithm programmed to feed you results (ads you are likely to click on) makes that decision. No humans are involved. Should they be? Like most of us in the United States, I live in a tow n (that has a government) in a count y (that has a government) in a state (that has a government) in a countr y (that has a government). There are four levels of government overseeing my hometow n. So it makes sense that professional politicians who don’t understand what the Internet is want to put themselves in charge of it. It’s just not possible. If there were a president of the Internet or if it could be reg ulated, that president or governing body of reg ulators would actually r ule the world. No one should ever have that much power. A nd, luckily, no one ever w ill.


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