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CONTINUING TO IMPROVE LATINO SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INFLUENCE America.

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR No one is against the improvements within the low-income communities, especially the Latino community. One exception is those who currently profit by exploiting disadvantaged communities. During this 2017 Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) it is appropriate to examine the determinants which permit continual development going forward. These determinants include: a) Education levels attained, practiced and shared; b) social status; c) civic involvement (especially in local government) and economic issues, especially access to capital. Education levels attained by Latinos professionals enabled them to move into middle class neighborhoods where they often continued to experience a feeling of not belonging there'. These experiences were often the result of trying to assimilate and acculturate in neighborhoods which did not include them because of white supremacy values being subtlety practiced by local residents. The inclusion of all of us into the American Dream has not yet happened. Today, several groups which practiced their racist attitudes have become public because they have sensed they have a champion in the White House in President Trump who used pejorative terms and bullying tactics during his campaign and even after his installation as President of the United States of

The education of Hispanics, especially Mexican-Americans, Chicanos, and Latinos lacks historical content presenting the Hispanic perspective. The lack of this factual historical information makes the Latino unable to justify and defend their being American'. A recent factual summary of Hispanic involvement was published by Raoul LoweryContreras entitled “Hispanic Heritage Month---WHY?” (This item is posted on EO's website: <www.el-obsevador.com>). The Hispanic historical role in the establishment of the United States of America as a sovereign nation is not taught in public schools. This, along with certain nationalistic practices, is what results in my stating that the Latino community in America is a marginalized community'. Just what is a marginalized community'? It is a cohort whose expectations and goals are defined and influenced by others who promote white is right supremacist values. I experience this many times today when certain Anglo individuals reveal I never expected you to have a B.Sc. Degree in Chemistry'. This statement reveals their bias that Mexican-Americans are not able to learn to be chemists. The same sort of low expectations is projected upon women (especially with regards to math and technology) as well as other ethnic groups. If one assumes that American capitalism provides all the opportunity to play on the same level field of competition, that is simply not the case at all. Several Silicon Valley firm's employee demographics do not reflect the demographic composition of

the community in which their corporation is located. Some of this is due to the simple human tendency to associate with others who you already know. Until recently, many elite universities were “lily-white” and historically Stanford initially had its own quota for admission of women as students. Affirmative Action and Title 9 changed all of that. Access to higher education was dramatically improved for all by the post-World War II GI Benefits Act. Even so, Dr. Hector Garcia of Texas founded the American GI Forum to counteract the refusal of the local White community to allow the burial of a Congressional Medal of Honoree who was of Mexican-American heritage, in its local National Cemetery. That Latino GI ended up being interred at Arlington National Cemetery per actions of Congressman L.B. Johnson. Red-lining was used by mortgage lenders to ensure that certain high value communities were not available to ethnic communities, both Latino and African Americans. The use of “covenants” is now illegal per federal law enacted by the U.S. Congress. Recently the Stanford Latino Business Action Network conducted a study which established that Latino small businesses had little or no access to capital. EO experienced over its 36-year history receiving no SBA insured bank loan. EO's business plans were funded using equity loans and personal credit card loans. This still is happening as established by this recent study. The lack of capital to underwrite small business ventures impairs

the development of the American domestic economy. Understand that creativity and innovation do not happen in corporate boardrooms where the focus is on capturing market share and profits which are distributed to shareholders as dividends. Hispanic entrepreneurs are well advised to become very fiscally literate. It would be good if the Latino community knew more about becoming business stakeholders and owners by investments in stocks and bonds. Too many rely upon their employee pension plans to provide for their retirement. Social networks are another determinant of inclusion favoring success. Today's Artificial Information (AI) and Information Technology (IT) are making it easier for individuals to communicate using smart electronic devices'. Do take note of the reality that these devices have enabled the public to photograph and/or assemble videos of events. Too many police involved shootings have been video-taped by the public who now realize that many incidents police reports do not reflect what was photographed. The development of body worn cameras by law enforcement officers has resulted in a dramatic decrease in incidents reported as complaints by the public. Changes are happening in law enforcement, the justice system, business practices; access to housing; education; job re-training; and many more. The most important determinant to change is that of local government. Voting rights must not be impaired in any manner. Likewise, for social services, behavioral health services, and rehabilitation services.

The ultra-conservatives must not be allowed to restrict access to health care; to privatize Social Security Administration; and to neglect the Veteran's Administration Hospitals and related veteran services. Latino citizens must register to vote in numbers equivalent to their demographics: Low voter turnout is what favored Trump's election as President; being stoic and silent only encourages those special interests which invariably work to burden the people with taxes while increasing the subsidies and tax credits provided to business. Do take time to assess your own situation as a Hispanic. If there is anything you can do to improve your social, education, and personal wage-earning capability, formulate a plan to do that using resources already available to you. Communicate your values, morals and ethics which have always been coupled with Good Samaritan Stewardship'. Why does this nation have a National Hispanic Heritage Month'? It is because Hispanics have been involved, contribute to and supportive of this American nation since before the 13 original states agreed to become the United States of America. The U.S. Constitution contains the ideals which are being violated and redefined by the current administration. If you want to experience American ideals then you must participate as a voter to elect those who reflect your values, morals, and ethics. That is what is required to continue to improve Latino social and economic influence.

DOMINGO NEGRO Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana

Dos días después de festejar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en la Casa Blanca y de decirle a un grupo de jóvenes que “no hay ningún sueño más allá de su alcance”, el presidente Donald Trump convirtió a 690,000 dreamers en peones de una negociación política para buscar aprobar una lista de propuestas draconianas contra la inmigración ilegal y legal, empezando por el polémico muro en la frontera con México. La lista de “prioridades legislativas” del presidente Donald Trump, divulgada por la Casa Blanca el domingo previo al Columbus Day, refleja una visión de la migración como una amenaza a la seguridad, a la prosperidad y a la identidad de Estados Unidos, y busca echar por la borda un sistema migratorio fundado en un equilibrio entre la reunifi-

cación familiar y los méritos de los migrantes. Nadie objeta la necesidad de una reforma profunda del sistema migratorio de los Estados Unidos. Para los ciudadanos estadounidenses de origen mexicano, por ejemplo, el tiempo de espera para regularizar legalmente a un hermano demora más de 20 años. Y es claro que Estados Unidos necesita mano de obra no calificada en sectores como la agricultura, sin que exista un sistema para crear un flujo ordenado, suficiente y predecible de trabajadores foráneos. Sin embargo, la lista de prioridades legislativas de la Casa Blanca no resuelve de fondo ninguno de esos problemas. La lista incluye el pago total por el muro en la frontera con México, estimado por el Congreso entre 20,000 millones y 70,000

millones de dólares; más recursos federales para agentes, detenciones y deportaciones; facilitación de la repatriación de menores; combate a las ciudades santuario y un programa nacional obligatorio de verificación laboral. Pero gastar miles de millones de dólares en una muralla en la frontera con México ha sido calificado por expertos como ineficiente y dispendioso, en especial en momentos de una reducción significativa de los cruces y las aprehensiones en la frontera. Es una idea que no sólo rechazan los demócratas, sino que es vista con escepticismo por varios senadores republicanos como John Cornyn, John McCain y Jeff Flake. Apenas el mes pasado parecía haberse abierto la ventana para una ruta bipartidista en materia migratoria, luego de que el presidente y los líderes demócratas perfilaron un entendimiento para aprobar

las protecciones a los dreamers, a cambio de dinero en seguridad fronteriza, sin incluir los fondos para el muro. Pero la lista de prioridades legislativas y la admisión de la Casa Blanca de que no está interesada en dar ciudadanía a los dreamers regresa las discusiones al punto cero. Un nuevo ejemplo de las razones por las cuales la agenda legislativa de la administración sigue estancada en el Capitolio. Nadie puede estar en contra de que las leyes migratorias del país se cumplan a cabalidad y que se acabe con casos de abuso en el sistema. Pero para ello se requieren propuestas de sentido común, enraizadas en la realidad del fenómeno migratorio y acompañadas con los valores de la hospitalidad, generosidad, tolerancia y diversidad. Para más información visita www.laredhispana.org.

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR! OCTOBER 15, 2017 12PM – 4PM PARQUE DE LOS POBLADORES 501 S 1ST ST SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95113 FREE Photo Credit: sofasundaysanjose/facebook

SJDA ANNUAL MEETING Friday October 13, 2017 / 8am San Jose First United Methodist Church 24 N 5th St San Jose, CA

2017 CORNERSTONE OF THE ARTS Friday October 13, 2017 / 5:30pm Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA Free

PUMPKINS IN THE PARK Saturday October 14, 2017 / 10am Discovery meadow 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA Free

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

SJ IMPROV: BRYAN CALLEN Friday October 13, 2017 / 7:30pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $25

SAN JOSE’S 240TH BIRTHDAY! Saturday October 14, 2017 / 11am Peralta Adobe-Fallon House Historic Site 175 W St John St San Jose, CA Free

DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Friday October 13, 2017 / 10am San Pedro Square 87 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA Free

HAND TO GOD Friday October 13, 2017 / 8pm San Jose Stage Co 490 S 1st St San Jose, CA $20 - $42

BODY WORLDS DECODED Sunday October 15, 2017 / 10am The Tech Museum of Innovation 201 S Market St San Jose, CA Exhibition included in general admission

TESKE’S GERMANIA OKTOBERFEST Friday October 13, 2017 / 6:30pm Teske’s Germania 255 N 1st St San Jose, CA

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Saturday October 14, 2017 / 8am Sidewalks throughout downtown Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA Free

OFFICE WALK Monday October 16, 2017 / 12pm Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA www.officewalk.fit

MOSAIC SILICON VALLEY Thursday October 19, 2017 / 5pm San Jose Museum of Art 110 S Market St San Jose, CA $5 after 5pm, free for members

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COLGATE-PALMOLIVE HONRA EL MES DE LA HERENCIA HISPANA CON EL PROGRAMA ANUAL DE BECAS EDUCATIVAS HAZ LA U™ PARA ESTUDIANTES LATINOS

County of Santa Clara and Its Employees Jointly Sue the Trump Administration to Block DACA Repeal SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.   – On Tuesday October 10th, the County of Santa Clara and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Trump Administration to overturn its unlawful rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program. The lawsuit is the first in the nation to be brought jointly by an employer and affected workers in response to the Trump Administration’s cancellation of the DACA program.  The County lawfully employs DACA recipients in important roles, and many of these employees provide critical services to County residents. 

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Para celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, Colgate-Palmolive en asociación con Hispanic Heritage Foundation entregará US$100,000 en becas a 31 estudiantes hispanos del último año del bachillerato en Estados Unidos para el año escolar 2018-19 NUEVA YORK - En sociedad con la Fundación de la Herencia Hispana (Hispanic Heritage Foundation, HHF), Colgate-Palmolive celebra el Mes de la Herencia Hispana con su programa anual de becas educativas Haz la U™ (Make the U ). La iniciativa, ahora en su noveno año, promueve la importancia de la educación superior entre los latinos. A través de su categoría de servicio a la comunidad, Colgate apoyará el Programa de Premios a la Juventud de la HHF premiando a 31 estudiantes del último año del bachillerato que tengan vocación por la comunidad y que hayan demostrado excelencia en el voluntariado y liderazgo en 10 regiones por toda la nación. Los estudiantes elegibles pueden aplicar para las becas a través de Colgate.com/ HazLaU hasta el 15 de octubre de 2017. Los ganadores serán elegidos por la Fundación de la Herencia Hispana sobre la base de la excelencia académica, además de la dedicación y un comprobado liderazgo dentro de su comunidad. Si bien la inscripción en colegios hispanos sigue creciendo –más del triple en los últimos 20 años— los latinos continúan rezagados en comparación con otros

grupos étnicos en la obtención del título universitario, según el Centro de Investigaciones Pew (Pew Research Center). Los hispanos, quienes a menudo informan falta de recursos económicos, son menos propensos a inscribirse en las carreras de cuatro años. Optan, en lugar de ello, por colegios comunitarios de dos años o por ser estudiantes a tiempo parcial para mantener un trabajo remunerado. Para alentar e inspirar a más estudiantes hispanos a realizar estudios superiores con apoyo económico, Colgate presenta a Henry Rosas, quien fuera beneficiario de la beca nacional Haz la U™, en un nuevo video documental disponible en inglés y español, en el canal YouTube de Colgate, Youtube.com/ColgateOralCare. "Ir a la Universidad siempre ha sido mi sueño", dijo Rosas, estudiante de primer año de Yale University. "La beca Haz la U™ será una gran ayuda que me dará más tiempo para focalizarme en mis estudios y no en los pagos de la matrícula." Henry es el primero en su familia en asistir a la Universidad. Henry, hijo de padres inmigrantes de México y criado en el oeste de Phoenix, Arizona, ha luchado por expresar su cultura. Encarnando la cultura de Colgate en cuanto a cuidado, trabajo en equipo y mejora continua, Henry espera crear un cambio en el mundo y ser la voz para quienes sienten que no pueden hablar por sí mismos. En este enlace, encontrará más información sobre Haz la U™ e indicaciones para aplicar www.colgate.com/hazlau.

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“Yet again, the Trump Administration has overstepped the constitutional bounds of its authority. The County and its residents are harmed by stripping law-abiding young people of their ability to participate in the workforce and access critical safety net services,” said Dave Cortese, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors.  “The County of Santa Clara is prepared to fight vigorously to defend the rights of its employees and residents.” In its complaint, the County and SEIU Local 521, which represents more than 10,000 County employees including many DACA recipients, seek to invalidate the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the DACA program and to prohibit the Administration from using information provided in DACA applications for deportation purposes.    “The Trump Administration’s ill-considered decision to end DACA is illegal and wrong,” said Santa Clara County Counsel James R.

Williams. “Stopping DREAMers—brought to this country as children—from working, studying, and productively contributing to our communities is foolish and violates fundamental principles of law.” In addition to the more than 10,000 County of Santa Clara employees it represents, SEIU Local 521 also represents an additional 30,000 workers throughout the central Bay Area and California’s Central Valley. “It is our responsibility to protect the rights of our members,” said Riko Mendez, Chief Elected Officer of SEIU Local 521.  “We are partnering with Santa Clara County to preserve the ability of DACA recipients to serve our community.” A 2016 Migration Policy Institute report estimated that Santa Clara County is home to 23,000 DACA-eligible individuals.  To be eligible for DACA, a person must have been brought to the United States as a child; have graduated from high school, received an equivalent degree, or be an honorably discharged veteran; and not have convictions for any felony, any significant misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors, or otherwise pose a security threat.  In the lawsuit, the County and its employees argue the decision to rescind DACA violates the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses and the Administrative Procedure Act.  The lawsuit also seeks to hold the federal government to the promises it made to these youth, a legal principle known as equitable estoppel.  Altshuler Berzon LLP represents Local 521 in the lawsuit and is co-counsel for the County.   The County’s complaint can be found at sccgov.org/sites/ cco/overview/impact/Pages/impact.aspx.


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2,000 complaints with BBB against painting contractors, including paint removal services. Some complaints involved businesses demanding more money than specified in a contract in order to finish a job, and many were about painters doing a shoddy job. The following tips from your BBB will help you avoid a paint headache: • Watch out for scams. According to the BBB Risk Index, home improvement scams are the riskiest scam to consumers. In a home improvement scam, a scammer approaches you at your doorstep, claiming that they just finished a job down the street and offering a low price or short time-frame. Once started, they either “find” issues that raise the price, leave a half-finished project, or take your payment and never return to do the job. Watch out for contractors that: claim that they’re working in your neighborhood and have extra supplies, only accept cash, use high-pressure sales tactics, demand a high upfront payment, or insist on making a deal without a written contract. Learn more at bbb.org/homescam.

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I used to repaint my childhood bedroom every few years, changing the paint every time I found a new favorite color. When it came to repainting my kitchen, however,

I turned to professional help. While some paint jobs are easy to do yourself, others (like whole-house, exterior work, or anything that involves ladders or scaffolding), should probably be left to a pro. Whenever you hire a contractor, it’s important to do your research. In 2016, consumers nationwide filed more than

• Do your research. Ask your friends and family for recommendations, and then check the painters out on bbb.org to see their complaint history and reviews from past customers. • Get three estimates. Invite at least three contractors to check out the space that needs to be painted and provide estimates. Make sure all of the estimates are for the same scope of work – including the amount

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of preparation that will be required, the number of coats, and any other details. Ask all contenders for references, and check them out. Ask references about their experiences and try to actually see the work in person if possible. • Ask and verify. Your painter should have an active C-33 Painting and Decorating Contractor license from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). You can verify the status of a license at cslb.ca.gov. Make sure to also ask for proof of general liability and workers’ comp insurance. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Who will be supplying the paint? A business should be transparent and willing to answer any queries. • Document details. Every detail you discuss with your contractor should be included in a written contract. This should include a start and completion date, work hours, the area being painted, personnel that will be present, a list of itemized costs, how clean the area should be when the work is done, and more. Make sure to reserve a part of the total payment for when you are fully satisfied with the work – don’t feel pressured to pay a majority of the cost before the work starts. Whatever your experience, BBB wants to hear about it! Report scams to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker to help warn others. If you have an issue with a business, you can file a complaint with your BBB at bbb.org/complain. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

CONSEJOS PARA CONTRATAR UN PINTOR DE CONFIANZA pintores haciendo un trabajo de mala calidad. Los siguientes consejos de su BBB le ayudará a evitar un dolor de cabeza: • Tenga cuidado con las estafas. Según el Índice de Riesgo de BBB, las estafas de mejoras para el hogar son la estafa más riesgosa para los consumidores. En una estafa de mejoras para el hogar, un estafador se acerca a usted en su casa, ofreciendo un precio bajo o un plazo corto. Luego, “encuentran” problemas que aumentan el precio, desaparecen a mitad del proyecto, o toman su pago y nunca vuelven a hacer el trabajo. Tenga cuidado con los contratistas que: dicen que están trabajando en su vecindario y tienen suministros extras, sólo aceptan dinero en efectivo, utilizan tácticas de ventas de alta presión, exigen un alto pago inicial, o insisten en hacer un transacción sin un contrato por escrito.

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Repinté mi dormitorio de niñez cada pocos años, cambiando la pintura cada vez que encontré un nuevo color favorito. Sin embargo, cuando fue tiempo para pintar mi cocina, contraté ayuda profesional. Aunque algunos trabajos de pintura son fáciles de hacer usted mismo, otros (como pintar toda la casa, trabajo exterior, o

cualquier cosa que necesita escaleras o andamios), probablemente debería dejarse a un profesional. Cada vez que un contratista está contratado, es importante hacer una investigación. En 2016, los consumidores presentaron más de 2.000 quejas con BBB contra contratistas de pintura, incluyendo servicios de eliminación de pintura. Algunas quejas involucraron empresas exigiendo más dinero que fue especificado en el contrato para terminar un trabajo, y muchas eran sobre

• Haga su investigación. Pregunte a sus amigos y familiares para recomendaciones, y luego echa un vistazo a los pintores en bbb.org para ver su historial de quejas y comentarios de clientes anteriores. • Obtenga tres estimaciones. Invite a por lo menos tres contratistas para ver el espacio que usted necesita ser pintado y proporcionar estimaciones. Asegúrese de que todas las estimaciones son para el mismo trabajo – incluyendo la cantidad de preparación que se requerirá, el número de capas, y cualquier otro detalle. Pregunte a todos los contratistas por referencias, y echa un vistazo a ellos. Pregunte a las referencias sobre sus

experiencias y trate de ver el trabajo en persona, si es posible. • Pregunte y verifique. Su pintor debe tener una licencia actualizada de Contratista de Pintura y Decoración C-33 de la Junta de Licencia Estatal de Contratistas (CSLB). Puede verificar el estado de una licencia en cslb.ca.gov. Asegúrese también de pedir una prueba de seguro. No debe tener miedo de hacer preguntas. ¿Quién suministrará la pintura? Un negocio debe ser transparente y dispuesto a responder a cualquier pregunta. • Documente los detalles. Cada detalle que usted discute con su contratista debe ser incluido en un contrato escrito. Esto debe incluir una fecha de inicio y terminación, horas de trabajo, el área que va a ser pintado, los personas que estarán presentes, una lista de los costos, cómo limpio el área debe ser cunado el trabajo está terminado, y más. Asegúrese de reservar una parte del pago total para cuando usted está completamente satisfecho con el trabajo – no se siente presionado a pagar más de un tercio del costo antes de que empiece el trabajo. Cualquiera que sea su experiencia, BBB quiere saberlo. Reporte estafas al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/scamtracker para ayudar a otros. Si tiene un problema con un negocio, usted puede presentar una queja con su BBB en bbb.org/ complain. 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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HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH DRAWS ATTENTION TO HEALTH DISPARITIES, RISKS Kassi Wessing, communications director for the American Heart Association Iowa chapter, says the data is clear. "Hispanic populations are at a disproportionate high risk for cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” she states. “That includes risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol." Wessing notes that more than half of Hispanic women are unaware that heart disease is their greatest risk. The roots of Hispanic Heritage Month date back to 1968. Photo Credit: Quinn Kampschroer/Pixabay Kevin Patrick Allen Public News Service

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BPT You can find them on the side of most every product at your local grocery store. They are plain and kind of boring but nutrition labels were designed to contain vitally important information for good health and wise food choices. These labels tell you the number of servings in a container, how many calories per serving, and what amounts of vitamins and essential nutrients (like sodium) they contain. However, they don't just give you the raw data, they also tell you what percentage of your daily allowance of needed nutrients you are getting. When it comes to sodium, however, that may be a problem. The daily allowances are based on the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, with guidance from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), now known as the Health and Medicine Division (HMD) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). The current FDA Dietary Guidelines call for a maximum daily sodium allowance of 2,300 mg, well below what the average American eats, which is about 3,400 mg per day of sodium. But, when the IOM studied this issue and released their report in 2013, "Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence," they found no evidence to lower the daily allowance below 2,300 mg per day and some indication that doing so would be harmful. The level set by the FDA not only represents a significant populationwide sodium reduction effort, it also ignores the latest evidence. An

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is contradicting the FDA's sodium guidelines. A 2014 study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that the healthy range for sodium consumption was between 3,000 and 6,000 mg per day and eating less than 3,000 mg per day may increase the risk of death or cardiovascular incidents. And a 2011 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that low-sodium diets were more likely to result in death from cardiovascular disease. Low-salt diets can lead to insulin resistance, congestive heart failure, cardiovascular events, iodine deficiency, loss of cognition, low birth weights, and higher rates of death. Dr. Michael Alderman, editor of the American Journal of Hypertension and former president of the American Society of Hypertension, has repeatedly cited his concern that a population-wide sodium reduction campaign could have unintended consequences. Very few countries in the world meet the government recommendations. A study of almost 20,000 people in 33 countries shows the normal range of consumption around the world is 2,800 to 4,800 mg/ day. This is consistent regardless of where people get their food, either from homecooked meals, prepackaged meals or restaurants. The new nutrition labels were supposed to go into place this year, but now the FDA has indefinitely delayed their implementation. Hopefully this will allow them time to adjust the sodium limits to more accurately reflect the evidence as well as how real people eat and the safe range of sodium consumption.

DES MOINES, Iowa – In Iowa and across the nation, Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated with events commemorating the contributions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. But there's also a health crisis in Hispanic communities.  Of the more than 182,000 Hispanic Americans who live in Iowa, about 4 percent suffer from cardiovascular disease. 

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With Iowa's overall adult obesity rate of 32 percent, she says spreading the word is the first step toward healthier lifestyles, including getting adequate amounts of exercise and working to reduce cholesterol intake.  Among Hispanics age 20 and older, the Heart Association says 80 percent of men and 76 percent of women are considered to be overweight or obese.  In Iowa, the obesity rate for the Latino population is just under 30 percent.  Wessing says it's a public health issue, and communities need a greater focus on healthy living options. "Whether you have access to healthy foods or access to walking and biking, or outdoor recreation," she states. Since 2000, Hispanics in the United States have grown from 13 percent of the overall population to 17 percent.

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CREPAS DE JAMÓN, MANZANA Y QUESO CHEDDAR • 2 cucharadas de cebollino fresco, finamente picado INFORMACIÓN NUTRICIONAL • Calorías: 550 calorías • Proteína: 36 gramos • Grasas: 25 gramos • Sodio: 580 miligramos • Colesterol: 240 miligramos • Grasas Saturadas: 14 gramos • Carbohidratos: 37 gramos • Fibra: 2 gramos Photo Credit: porkteinspira.com PREPARACIÓN 20 mins COCCIÓN 30 mins PORCIÓNES 6

• 1 1/2 tazas de harina • 1 manzana Granny Smith, cortada a la mitad, sin semillas y cortada en rodajas finas SALSA DE QUESO • 1 cucharada de mantequilla sin sal • 1 cucharada de harina

INGREDIENTES • 3 tazas de jamón desmenuzado, caliente • 1 3/4 taza de leche 2% descremada • 1/4 taza de mantequilla sin sal, derretida

• 1 taza de leche 2% descremada • 2 cucharaditas de mostaza estilo Dijon • 1/4 cucharadita de sal • 1/4 cucharadita de pimienta

• 4 huevos grandes • 1/2 cucharadita de sal

• 1 taza de queso cheddar blanco, rallado

MORE THAN FUN: 5 TIPS FOR PLANNING A HEALTHY VACATION BPT

Taking a vacation is more than a fun getaway from the daily drudges of life. Turns out, travel has a multitude of benefits that can impact your health and wellness, too. Beyond stress reduction, vacations can improve heart health, mental health and personal relationships. In fact, men who take annual vacations are 32 percent less likely to die from heart disease, according to The Journal of the American Medical Association. Women benefit too: Those who take vacations twice or more per year are "less likely to become tense, depressed or tired, and are more satisfied with their marriages," according to the Wisconsin Medical Journal. Wellness travel is growing 50 percent faster than travel as a whole, according to a survey from the Global Wellness Summit. This includes spas, adventure and fitness-themed trips. But that doesn't necessarily mean you need to go on a yoga retreat to get the healthy benefits of travel. Consider these five tips for adding a healthy dose of wellness to your next vacation. Intentionally disconnect: A whopping 42 percent of employees feel obligated to check email during vacation and 26 percent feel guilty even using all of their vacation time at all, according to Randstad. Make it a point to focus on the present and ignore your phone or limit

checking it to once per day. If email or social media is hard to resist, sign out of those apps for the length of your vacation. Relax by the water: Water is a natural element that inspires relaxation, but also provides lots of opportunity to play. For example, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers visitors an incredible 60 miles of ocean to explore, including the famous Intracoastal Waterway. Try a new activity: Trying something new can have positive mental and physical benefits. Never tried kayaking or paddle boarding before? Give it a whirl. Want to take a yoga class? Sign up for an introductory lesson on the beach. Feeling brave? Go skydiving, zip-lining or parasailing. Whether you end up discovering a new hobby or just have a one-time adventure, you're sure to fully enjoy the experience. Get into nature: Many health studies show the benefits of being outside, so make sure to plan plenty of time to explore Mother Nature on your trip. In addition to fresh air, take a hike at a local park and explore new scenery. Eat well by eating right: Going out to eat is a fundamental part of vacationing for most people, but that doesn't mean you need overindulge so much that you feel sluggish throughout your trip. To eat well, plan sensible meals that feature fresh local ingredients, such as fruit, vegetables and the daily catch of fish. You'll enjoy regional flavors that tantalize the palate without the heavy foods that drag you down.

Coloca la leche, la mantequilla, los huevos y la sal en una licuadora. Mezcla bien. Agrega la harina. Mezcla durante 15 a 20 segundos o hasta lograr una consistencia suave. Deja reposar durante 10 minutos. Calienta una sartén de 8 pulgadas para crepas o una sartén antiadherente a fuego medio. Recubre bien con spray para cocinar antiadherente. Vierte 1/4 taza de la mezcla en la sartén, cubriendo completamente la parte inferior de la sartén. Cocina durante 1 minuto o hasta que la crepa empiece a levantarse alrededor de los bordes. Cuidadosamente voltea la crepa y cocina durante 30 segundos adicionales o hasta que esté lista. Coloca en un plato. Repite el proceso usando spray antiadherente adicional y la masa restante. Coloca las crepas una sobre otra separándolas con trozos de papel de cera para evitar que se peguen.

Coloca un crepa sobre una superficie de trabajo limpia. Coloca unas cuantas rodajas de manzana cubriendo un cuarto de la crepa; cubre con jamón desmenuzado. Dobla la crepa por la mitad para cubrir el relleno y dobla por la mitad de nuevo para crear una forma triangular. Repite con las crepas restantes, la manzana y el jamón. Coloca en una bandeja para hornear forrada con papel pergamino y mantén en el horno caliente hasta que estén listas para servir o durante 30 minutos. Para preparar la salsa de queso, derrite la mantequilla en una olla a fuego medio. Agrégale la harina revolviendo bien. Cocina, revolviendo constantemente, durante 2 minutos o hasta lograr una consistencia suave de color pálido. Agrega la leche, batiendo un poco a la vez, hasta que se logre una consistencia suave; agrega la mostaza, sal y pimienta. Cocina, revolviendo constantemente, durante 5 minutos o hasta que se logre una consistencia suficientemente espesa como para cubrir la parte posterior de la cuchara. Retira del calor. Agrega el queso, batiendo un puñado pequeño a la vez, hasta que se derrita y se logre una consistencia suave. Coloca las crepas rellenas en platos individuales. Cubre cada porción con salsa de queso caliente y espolvorea con cebollino picado. SUGERENCIAS PARA SERVIR Todos los elementos de este plato se pueden preparar con un día de anticipación y luego se pueden calentar levemente antes comenzar a preparar las crepas.


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COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA OFFERS NEW PARTIAL PAYMENT PROGRAM FOR PROPERTY TAX INSTALLMENTS, STARTING NOVEMBER 1

Taxpayers invited to learn more at informational workshops in November

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in a timely manner.

Nov. 3, 2017, 11 a.m.-12 noon

• Free eCheck payment option that reduces online processing costs.

County Government Center, Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium (INS)

• New lower credit card payment processing fees negotiated by the County this year.

70 W. Hedding St., San Jose, first floor

WORKSHOP DATES: Nov. 1, 2017, 6-7 p.m.

Daytime Parking: One-hour parking (lot at the corner of San Pedro and Hedding streets) or metered street parking

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Parking after 5 p.m.: One-hour parking (lot at the corner of San Pedro and Hedding streets) or Employee “C” lot across from County Government Center

For more information, visit the Department of Tax and Collections website at https://www.sccgov.org/ sites/dtac/Pages/default.aspx or call the Property Tax Information telephone line at (408) 808-7900.

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The County of Santa Clara is offering a new Partial Payment Program for property taxpayers, along with other new features including email notifications and announcements related to their tax bills. The Santa Clara County Department of Tax and Collections is holding two Partial Payment Program informational workshops, Nov. 1 and Nov. 3, for taxpayers to learn more about the program and other related services. "This seemed like a relatively straightforward way to make our County government work better for our residents," said County Supervisor Joe Simitian, who proposed the Partial Payment Program. "It seems to me that we ought to be encouraging taxpayers who are trying to do the right thing, even as they’re struggling financially. Bottom line, it’s about treating the public right.” Until now, taxpayers have been required to make property tax payment installments in full, and were charged a 10% penalty if the full installment amount wasn’t made by the payment deadline. The new program allows taxpayers to make multiple partial payments on each installment, with penalties placed on the unpaid portion only, after the payment deadline.

“The new Partial Payment Program can provide significant relief to taxpayers who need the flexibility of making multiple payments,” said Emily Harrison, County Finance Agency Director. “We encourage residents to attend the informational workshops to learn more about the program and other new services.”  The County is mailing approximately 488,000 annual secured property tax bills during the next few days. The first payment installment is due between Nov. 1 and Dec. 11. Residents are invited to learn more about the new program and other supportive services at the Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 workshops. Topics, will include: • Overview of the new Partial Payment Program. • Roll out of new user-friendly tax bills this year, beginning with secured and supplemental tax bills.

October 27 Free Pumpkins and on site painting for kids (while supplies last)

Guess the Weight of the Giant Pumpkin for a chance to win a free bag of produce. Pumpkins and entry forms are at the SJDA info table. One pumpkin per person.

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• New taxpayer balance due statements to help residents track their payments. • Email notifications: sign up to receive notifications and announcements related to tax bills. For those who opt in, they can receive notifications of their payment due date via email and then go online to make their payments

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SENATE LEADER DE LEÓN SAYS CALIFORNIA’S PROTECTIONS AGAINST CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT WILL NOT BE DERAILED BY TRUMP ADMINISTRATION de León Calls Out U.S. Education Secretary DeVos for Repeal of Obama-Era Protections

college presidents in April 2011 on campus sexual violence. The guidelines, designed to force colleges to take sexual violence more seriously, used the “preponderance of evidence” standard of proof to determine whether a student committed sexual assault. DeVos has told colleges they are free to abandon the preponderance standard and employ a higher standard of proof known as “clear and convincing evidence.” “The withdrawal of this key guideline undermines the progress that has been made in combatting sexual misconduct and assault on college campuses nationwide,” Senator de León wrote, “and will make it more difficult to punish sexual predators…”   California has been on the forefront of combating sexual violence on college campuses. In 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 967 (de León, Jackson), making California the first state in the nation to implement a universal affirmative consent standard to evaluate complaints of sexual assault on college campuses.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore / flickr.com

Senator de León (D-Los Angeles) also

condemned DeVos’ decision to rescind years-old Obama-era protections, a move that will make it more difficult to punish sexual predators while pushing their victims “back into the shadows.” Last month, DeVos announced she was rescinding guidelines outlined in a “Dear Colleague” letter from President Obama to

Under SB 967, colleges must adopt a policy with specified provisions to deal with sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence, including an affirmative consent provision to determine if both parties agreed to sexual activities. Colleges that fail to do so face the loss of state funds for student financial assistance.

In his letter, Senator de León wrote DeVos’ decision to rescind the Dear Colleague guidance was based on a “false and gross misunderstanding” of the protections afforded to all students involved in a sexual assault proceeding. “Under the guise of making sexual assault policies ‘fair for all,’ the Department of Education’s recent actions strikes at the core of what has made California so successful in the battle against sexual assault on its campuses – the utilization of the preponderance of evidence standard,” Senator de León wrote. “The role of Title IX is to prevent and respond to sexual discrimination in education, not recreate a criminal justice response,” Senator de León wrote. “Our colleges and universities should not be required to replicate a criminal proceeding to enforce administrative and disciplinary rules.” California recognizes the serious problem posed nationwide by sexual violence and has taken preventative steps by teaching public middle school and high school students about healthy dating relationships. “California will continue to implement and develop policies that respect the rights of all parties,” Senator de León wrote. “We will not accept policies from the federal government that intentionally tip the scales of justice against the rights of victims.”

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AVISO PARA ENCONTRAR NIÑOS SELPA del Condado de San Mateo está buscando niños y jóvenes de 0 a 21 años de edad quienes puedan necesitar servicios de educación especial, incluyendo altamente móviles (como niños migrantes o desamparados) con discapacidades y niños que se sospeche tengan una discapacidad y tienen necesidad de servicios de educación especial, por favor contacte a su distrito escolar local o la Oficina de SELPA al (650) 802-5464.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634679 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Novonutrients 265 Sobrante Way, Suite TSunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. Oakbio, Inc. 265 Sobrante Way, Suite T, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/01/2017. “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.) Brian Sefton President October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/05/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316010 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Luis Antonio Cervantes Chacon. Petitioner (s) Luis Antonio Cervantes Chacon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Luis Antonio Cervantes Chacon to Luis Anthony Padilla. 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

CHILD FIND NOTICE The San Mateo County SELPA is seeking children and young adults from birth to age 21 who may need special education services, including highly mobile (such as migrant or homeless) children with disabilities and children who are suspected of having a disability and are in need of special education. If you believe your child may have any of these special needs, please contact your local school district or the SELPA Office at (650) 802-5464.

circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316946 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ulises Perez Cervantes. Petitioner (s) Martha Perez and Cesar Perez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ulises Perez Cervantes to Ulises Perez. 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 01/16/2018 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. October 06, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316469 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Van Hoa Vuong. Petitioner (s) Van Hoa Vuong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Van Hoa Vuong to Dylan Van Vuong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316392 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Trang Que Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Trang Que Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trang Que Nguyen to Ellie Trang 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 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 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317088 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Heydi Patricia ArroyoSierra. Petitioner (s) Heydi Patricia Arroyo-Sierra has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Heydi

Patricia Arroyo-Sierra to Heydi Patricia Arroyo Hidalgo. 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 01/16/2018 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. October 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315154 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maryanna Gomez. Petitioner (s) Maryanna Gomez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mary Anna Gomez, Maryann O Gomez, Maryann Smith, Maryann Breslin, Maryann Millen to Bella AnnMarie. 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 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316401 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application

of: Mario Villaneda Jr. Petitioner (s) Mario Villaneda Jr. has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mario Villaneda Jr. to Mario Villaneda Jones. 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 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316678 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ricardo Rios, Jr. Petitioner (s) Ricardo Rios, Jr has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ricardo Rios, Jr to Ricardo Defilippis. 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. October 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317077

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Aminah Pauline McCree and Auberde Merilan. Petitioner (s) Aminah Pauline McCree and Auberde Merilan have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Auberde Paxton Merilan to Auberon Pax Merilan. 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 01/16/2018 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. October 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316945 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ying Wang. Petitioner (s) Ying Wang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ying Wang to Vera Ying Wang. 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 01/16/2018 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. October 6, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017

OCTOBER 13 - 19, 2017 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, 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 Clara-In the matter of the application of: Huynh-Nga Thi Brant - Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Huynh-Nga Thi Brant Nguyen has filed a petition


ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316287 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In 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

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OCTOBER 13 - 19, 2017 for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huynh-Nga Thi Brant - Nguyen to Huynh-Nga 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

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 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. 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.

presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-220 o FL 270) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado.

NOTICE; The restraining orders on page 2 remains in effect against each parent until the petition is Petitioner’s name is: dismissed, a judgment is Lizbeth Franco Garcia entered, or the court makes Nombre del demandante: further orders. This order is enforceable anywhere Case Number (Número in California by any law de caso): enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy 17CP000438 of them. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-220 or FL 270) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your right to custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www. lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para

AVISO; La orden de protección que aparecen en la pagina 2 continuará en vigencia en cuanto a cada parte hasta que se emita un fallo final, se despida la petición o la corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier agencia del orden público que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTICE: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court waived for you and the other party. Exención De Cuotas: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte.

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1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Superior Court of California, county of Santa Clara 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


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prohibido llevarse del estado a los hijos menores para quienes esta acción judicial procura establecer una relación entre hijos y padres o una orden de custodia, ni pueden solicitar un pasaporte para los mismos, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de cada otra parte o sin una orden de la corte. 1. Esta orden de restricción entrará en vigencia para el demandante una vez presentada la petición, y para el demandado una vez que éste reciba la notificación personal de la Citación y Petición, o una vez que renuncie su derecho a recibir dicha notificación y se dé por notificado. 2. Esta orden de restricción continuará en vigencia hasta que se emita un fallo final, se despida la petición o la corte dé otras órdenes. 3. Cualquier agencia del orden público que haya recibido o visto una copia de esta orden puede hacerla acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTICE – ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE Do you or someone in your household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay toward 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 (Nombre): You have been sued. Lo han demandado. Petitioner’s name is: Graciela Serrano Nombre del demandante:

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NOTICE; The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic Case Number (Número partners until the petition de caso): is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court 17FL002200 makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere You have 30 CALENDER in California by any law DAYS after this Summons enforcement officer who and Petition are served on has received or seen a copy you to file a Response (form of them. FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the AVISO; Las órdenes petitioner. A letter, phone de restricción están en call, or court appearance vigencia en cuanto a ambos will not protect you. conyuges miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que If you do not file your se despida la petición, se Response on time, the emita un fallo o la corte de court may make orders otras ordenes. Cualquier affecting your marriage or agencia del orden publico domestic partnership, your que haya recibido o visto property, and custody of una copia de estas ordenes your children. You may be puede hacerlas acatar en ordered to pay support and cualquier lugar de Califorattorney fees and costs. nia. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California

NOTICE: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court waived for you and the other party. Exencion De Cuotas: Ai no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuatas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Superior Court of California, county of Santa Clara 201 N. First St. San Jose, CA 95113 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Shawn R. Parr 1625 The Alameda, Suite 900

San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 267- 4500 Date (Fecha): August 23, 2017 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) David H. Yamasaki Deputy (Asistente): L. Castillo WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasicommunity, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a

nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party.

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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.

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

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 menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden

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);

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 Barajas. Petitioner (s) Pedro Manuel Barajas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pedro Manuel

OCTOBER 13 - 19, 2017 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 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,


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OCTOBER 13 - 19, 2017 County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: John O’Connor and Marienne Bouguerba. Petitioner (s) John O’Connor and Marienne Bouguerba have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jack Thomas O’Connor to Jack Thomas O’Connor Bouguerba. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316281 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: William Robert Martin. Petitioner (s) William Robert Martin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. William Robert Martin to William Robert Martini. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314282 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shoshanna Mier Jimenez. Petitioner (s) Shoshanna Mier has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shoshanna Mier Jimenez to Shoshanna Jimenez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315867 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei. Petitioner (s) Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei to Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzie. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 14, 2017

Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316187 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yan Chen. Petitioner (s) Yan Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yan Chen to Jasmine Yan Chen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316301 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Harsukh Singh, Kesar Singh, Rajinder Kaur and Chamandeep Kaur. Petitioner (s) Harsukh Singh, Kesar Singh, Rajinder Kaur and Chamandeep Kaur have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Harsukh Singh to Harsukh Singh Saini b. Kesar Singh to Kesar Singh Saini c. Rajinder Kaur to Rajinder Kaur Saini d. Chamandeep Kaur to Chamandeep Kaur Saini. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San

Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633467 The following person(s) is (are) doing business El Aguachile 35 S. Jackson Avenue San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. Adrian Galindo 244 Alvin Avenue San Jose, CA 95121 and Raul Galindo 1064 Palm Street San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Adrian Galindo September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/30/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634077 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Sol Photography and Design 230 Rose Ct Apt 7 Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. Anallely Barrera 230 230 Rose Ct Apt 7 Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Anallely Barrera September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/18/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633825

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

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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

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indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315568 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lara Joy Dalag. Petitioner (s) Lara Joy Dalag has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elianna Nicole Dalag Holbrook to Elianna Nicole Nelmida Dalag b. Amir Violet Dalag Holbrook to Amira Violet Nelmida Dalag. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 7, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 2017


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IS GRASS-FED GOOD ENOUGH? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk

Yes and no, depending on how much imperfection you’re willing to tolerate. Calorie-for-calorie, an acre of land can feed more mouths growing vegetables and grains for direct human consumption that it can growing feedstock for farm animals that end up on our plates.

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Michael Brune Sierra Club

En Puerto Rico, 3,4 millones de estadounidenses están sin electricidad debido al Huracán María, el cual, como un tornado de 50 millas de diámetro, virtualmente obliteró la infraestructura de la isla. Artículos esenciales, como alimentos y agua, son virtualmente imposibles de distribuir, especialmente en las partes de la isla que sufrieron el peor embate. Los funcionarios locales temen que no vayan a alcanzar a todos a tiempo. Aún así Donald Trump guardó silencio durante todo el fin de semana en medio de la peor crisis humanitaria desde que el Huracán Katrina devastara Nueva Orleáns. En su lugar, Trump se obsesionó si los jugadores de football se arrodillaban o no durante el himno nacional. Mientras vemos las primeras imágenes de las secuelas de María, la devastación es extrema. Aunque tropas y algunos suministros han llegado a la isla, la respuesta ha sido vergonzosamente inadecuada. Cuando Irma y Harvey embistieron el continente, todos admiramos cómo gentes de otros estados y comunidades acudieron a ayudar a los necesitados. De hecho, en Puerto Rico los amigos y vecinos de los afectados han trabajado sin cesar para reducir las inundaciones de hogares, retirar desechos de las calles y asistir a los más vulnerables de cada comunidad. Pero hay un límite en lo que estas personas pueden hacer. En las próximas semanas y meses, va a depender más que nada del gobierno federal determinar cuántos de nuestros compatriotas van a sobrevivir y cuándo la isla va a empezar a recuperarse. Muchos puertorriqueños están aislados del resto del mundo. Las redes sociales y la radio están inundadas de mensajes desesperados de familiares que no han podido contactar con sus seres queridos. Lo único bueno que se puede decir de esto es que ellos no saben que al presidente de Estados Unidos —su presidente— parece no importarle lo que les ocurra. Mi familia y yo tuvimos el privilegio de visitar

Puerto Rico hace anos años. Fuimos para asistir a un festival organizado por el Capítulo de Puerto Rico del Sierra Club para celebrar los tinglares, una especie en peligro de extinción. Nunca olvidaremos la cálida bienvenida que recibimos. Los puertorriqueños mostraron el orgullo de su hermosa isla, incluyendo la campaña de años para proteger una de las partes prístinas de la isla, el Corredor Ecológico del Noreste. Gracias a ellos, las playas de esa región siguen albergando los nidos de los tinglares y no más hoteles, apartamentos y campos de golf.

But for years beef industry defenders have pointed to the “carbon sequestration” benefits of grazing cattle on grasslands as an environmental justification for continuing to raise and sell livestock. According to the theory, grasslands around the world hold the potential to store (sequester) enough atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) to reverse global warming if they are used to graze livestock “bunched and moving, as a proxy for former herds and predators”— in the words of “holistic management” guru Allan Savory—to mimic what were once naturallyoccurring processes in nature. Since grasses, like all plants, consume (and then store) atmospheric CO2—a key component of photosynthesis—to grow to full maturity, using grassland to graze cattle helps sequester untold amounts of greenhouse gases as new grasses shoot up after the livestock has passed through. But a recent analysis by Tara Garnett and researchers at Oxford’s Food Climate Research Network found that the carbon sequestration benefits of even “holistic management”-based livestock grazing are limited at best. They concluded that, even under “very generous assumptions,” livestock grazing

Solo puedo esperar que al tiempo que recibimos más detalles de los horrorosos daños en la isla y la desesperación de su gente, Donald Trump —o quien sea que esté tratando de gestionar estos días terribles— tendrá la vergüenza de actuar. Esta emergencia exige un esfuerzo absoluto, no promesas ni apoyos vagos.

Michael Brune es director ejecutivo del Sierra Club

Livestock agriculture—grass-fed or otherwise—is already a big contributor to global warming purely as a result of methane gas “emissions” from cattle. (Methane is an even more potent greenhouse gas than CO2.) All of this cattle belching and flatulence, combined with millions of tons of off-gassing manure generated on farms around the world, combine to make animal agriculture responsible for 35-40 percent of annual “anthropogenic” (humancaused) methane emissions worldwide. And it turns out that grass-fed cattle actually generate significantly more methane than their feedlot-held counterparts due to how difficult it is to digest wild grasses versus the corn- and soybased feed offered back in the barn. Meanwhile, agricultural researchers are working on ways to reduce methane emissions even further for feedlot cattle  by adding chemical and biological agents into feed that cancel out the “methanogenic” microorganisms that lead to intestinal production of so much methane in the first place. That said, environmentalists warn that we shouldn’t rely on such “interventions” when we can solve our problems the old-fashioned way: Reducing your overall intake of meat, if not going vegetarian or vegan altogether, is the only way to guarantee that our meat addiction doesn’t kill us in the end.

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Incluso si el gobierno federal hace todo lo que debe y puede ahora mismo, Puerto Rico se enfrenta a años, si no décadas, de una dura recuperación. La meta a largo plazo no debe ser simples arreglos aquí y allá. Tenemos la oportunidad de construir un Puerto Rico más fuerte y resistente. Por ejemplo, reemplazar el viejo y obsoleto tendido eléctrico de la isla con energía limpia y renovable sería más saludable para la economía y los habitantes. Una montaña de cinco pisos de tóxicas cenizas de carbón fue una de nuestras mayores preocupaciones mientras se aproximaba el huracán. Increíblemente, esta maravillosa isla recibe la mayoría de su energía del carbón y el diésel. Debemos y podemos hacerlo mucho mejor en Puerto Rico. Pero por ahora, centrémonos en abastecer a Puerto Rico (al igual que a las Islas Vírgenes y otros vecinos caribeños) de la asistencia humanitaria que necesitan tan desesperadamente. En los últimos días, los miembros y seguidores del Sierra Club han donado $300.000 para ayudar a los esfuerzos de socorro y recuperación en las comunidades que han sido devastadas por María. Si no lo ha hecho ya, por favor, contribuya.

could only offset 20-60 percent of the average annual greenhouse gas emissions of grass-fed beef—and only between 0.6 and 1.6 percent of total annual greenhouse gas emissions. This last figure is the real clincher, given that livestock account for some 18 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions all told.

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BASED ON A TRUE STORY, “PATRIOTS FROM THE BARRIO” HEADS TO THE SCREEN

Author Dave Gutierrez, San Jose Resident, reaches adaptation deal for his book which chronicles Chicano Soldiers in World War II

group of Mexican soldiers. However, Gutierrez discovered through his research how necessary it became for him to cover not only Ramon’s amazing story, but that of the group that he went in with, a group that was as crucial to the Allied war efforts as any other. The elder Gutierrez served in Company E beginning in 1943 when they deployed to North Africa. Later in the fall they “spearheaded the Allied landing at Salerno Italy,” according to Gutierrez. Ramon was wounded on three different occasions, captured and tortured by German forces, but lived through the war, and for his efforts was awarded the Silver Star, three Purple Hearts, and the Soviet Union’s Order of the Patriotic War decoration, becoming one of few American soldiers to receive such a distinction. After the war Gutierrez and his family moved to San Jose, where many family members still reside. Now that the book and the story of the unit has been picked up for a potential screen adaptation, Gutierrez says he will remain a guiding part of the project.

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board as a key consultant on the film. I expect to be sitting down with the screenplay writers as they construct the storyline. Wilmer's production team is leaning on a TV series with 6 to 8 episodes to tell the story.” Although both options, film and television, are now potentially part of Valderrama’s production queue, Gutierrez says, “They feel that a two-hour film is not long enough to get into the details of the story and as the writer I can appreciate that.” If the future of the “Patriots from the Barrio” adaptation turns out anything like other critically acclaimed WWII dramas like “Band of Brothers” and “The Pacific”, fans of war films as well as Chicano focused projects will have something to really look forward to and add on to the artistic interpretations of a very intense and globally affecting period of history. Gutierrez ends by saying,  “I'm ecstatic about being a part of this really ground-breaking project. We have the opportunity to inform the world on a huge media platform on the positive Mexican-American contributions to WWII.” The author has a web page, accessible at authordavegutierrez.com.

“As the writer of the story I will be brought on

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Ramon G. Gutierrez. Photo Credit: Gloria Cadena

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The Second World War (1939-1945) was a global war, felt by every country in every continent on this world. The alliances, the Allies and Axis powers, were made up most notably by the British, American, and Russian forces within the Allies, and the German, Italian and Japanese forces within the Axis powers. These groups fought for ideologies and power, revenge and life, all while leaving in their tracks destruction and despair. One aspect of the American forces that is well documented are the efforts of ethnic Americans in the war, such as the Navajo Talkers, the Tuskegee Airmen, and the Japanese-American 442nd Infantry Regiment. Another one of these segregated groups, one that is lesser-known, was the all Mexican-American Company E, of the 141st Regiment of the 36th Division of the Army, which fought in the European theater of World War II, mostly in the Italian region of San Pietro, in the Liri Valley. Much like the other ethnic groups of the US forces, not only was this company of young Latino men ostracized and segregated, but they were also the first boots on the ground in Europe, facing insurmountable odds and horrors. Author Dave Gutierrez of San José chronicled the history of these men in his 2014 selfpublished nonfiction book, “Patriots from the Barrio.” Now that story has been optioned for

film and TV by Wilmer Valderrama, known for his roles in the sitcom “That '70s Show” and most recently “NCIS”. He was able to obtain the filming rights to the book in September, to be produced through his own production company, WV Enterprises. Gutierrez says he is, “very pleased to see this story on film”. A Deadline.com article about the news had this comment from Valderrama, “During Hispanic Heritage Month, this story is especially timely, and I’m honored as a proud Latin American to amplify the courage and contributions of these incredible men.” The road from book to screen was as simple as a phone call, says Gutierrez. “Wilmer Valderrama read an article I wrote that was published on War History Online. After reading the article he had his people contact me and asked about the film rights availability. Because I self-published the book I still held all rights to the book.” Since its publication, “Patriots from the Barrio” has been read, reviewed and consumed amongst Latinos and those interested in the fascinating story of Mexican youths from the barrios, (Spanish for “hood”, or a low-income neighborhood), of El Paso, Texas and their journey. From their beginning as a National Guard unit to becoming part of history in Europe, the story was one Gutierrez felt he had the responsibility to tell. Originally the book was a biography of Gutierrez’s relative, Ramon G. Gutierrez, who was part of this unique and rarely talked about

para sus seres queridos.

La planificación de bienes frecuentemente es considerada un privilegio para la gente adinerada y los que no los son, creen que no la necesitan. Al contrario, como la vida es impredecible, todos necesitamos planificar para el futuro. Por ejemplo, ¿quien tomaría decisiones por su salud o se encargará de sus asuntos financieros en caso que se queda incapacitado? Además, ¿quien recibirá sus bienes después de su muerte? Comprensiblemente, estas preguntas y decisiones pueden ser incomodas, pero sin planificación anticipada, el proceso de administración será más oneroso y difícil

En California, la sucesión testamentaria o "Probate" en ingles, es el proceso judicial en el cual los bienes de un difunto se distribuyen a sus beneficiarios o herederos. Generalmente, Probate es necesario cuando el difunto fallece sin un fideicomiso o “trust” en ingles y puede demorar desde 9 meses a un año y medio o más. Los honorarios de Probate son fijados por la ley de California y se basan en el valor bruto del patrimonio en la siguiente forma: cuatro por ciento (4%) en los primeros cien mil dólares ($100,000); tres por ciento (3%) en los próximos cien mil dólares ($100,000); dos por ciento (2%) en los próximos ocho-cientos mil dólares ($800,000); uno por ciento (1%) en los próximos nueve millones de dólares ($9,000,000). Por ejemplo, un patrimonio compuesto de una casa valuada en $1,000,000 resultará en honorarios para cada uno de los abogados y administradores de $23,000 para un total de $46,000. Y en el Área de la Bahía, valores de propiedad siguen aumentando. Por medio de un trust y otros documentos anticipados, una persona pueda facilitar la gestión de sus bienes sobre la incapacidad y después de la muerte sin supervisión judicialahorrando tiempo y dinero y más importante, disminuyendo la carga a los seres queridos. Para más información sobre la planificación de bienes y programar su primera consulta gratis, contacta a la oficina de Jennifer E. Ramirez. Law Offices of Jennifer E. Ramirez 1972 The Alameda San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 713-5444 info@lawofficejer.com


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LA VERDADERA HISTORIA DEL VIERNES 13 realizar una gran obra en nombre de Dios, al mismo tiempo se les pedía que abrieran los sobres el día viernes 13 de octubre.

Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador Durante más de setecientos años el día Viernes 13, se ha considerado como un día de augurios perniciosos, misteriosos y hasta funestos. Desde los primeros albores de la era cristiana, los obispos de Roma temerosos que algún día claudicaran sus juicios y dictámenes, tomaron la decisión de aniquilar a todo aquel que tuviera ideas contrarias a lo establecido por los valores religiosos que ellos profesaban. Siglos más tarde, hombres de ciencia, grandes letrados y filósofos, formaron <<La Orden de los Templarios>>, organización que aún no revela del todo grandes secretos sobre la parte humana del Mesías. En la época medieval el Vaticano, se vio en aprietos porque los caballeros del temple habían propagado su poder y creencias por toda Europa. En el siglo XIV, varias monarquías del viejo continente habían caído presas del infortunio, la austeridad comenzó a ahondar en sus arcas, entonces los templarios comenzaron a facilitarle préstamos a los reyes, al clero y a los nobles, obteniendo dividendos y de paso

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inventando el mundo de los banqueros y economistas. Al observar Clemente V (Papa de 1305 a 1314) como avanzaban las obras de los templarios, como esparcían sus dominios y como ganaban aliados, entonces, con la ayuda del Rey Felipe IV de Francia, decidieron formular una maquiavélica

idea para exterminarlos a todos y para ello fraguaron un plan que les serviría de cuartada a la hora de llevar a cabo tan despiadada faena. El 11 de septiembre de 1307, Clemente V, comenzó a enviar misivas a toda Europa, en ella se llamaba a todos los guardianes de la iglesia a que estuvieran preparados para

Al amanecer de ese día las cartas fueron abiertas y en ellas Clemente V, proclamaba que “había tenido un sueño revelador”, una visión en la cual el mismísimo Creador, le pedía que extirpara a los templarios de la tierra porque eran hechiceros malignos, ensalmistas y sodomitas de juicio apóstata, que denigraban su creación, por ello debían ser quemados en la hoguera. Aquel día se inició la cacería de brujas y miles de personas fueron calcinadas, mutiladas y salvajemente asesinadas. Lo más triste del caso es que aquella abominable matanza fue ejecutada por motivaciones económicas y políticas del Papa y sus socios económicos de quel entonces. Cuanta sangre, cuanta miseria y cuanto sufrimiento ha sido provocado en nombre de la religión, es algo horrible y verdaderamente reprochable. Por aquella gran masacre ocurrida el día viernes 13 de octubre de 1307, siempre ha sido considerado el día viernes 13 como un día de augurios y presagios espiritistas. Fue así como comenzó esta leyenda que ha permanecido latente a través de los siglos.


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CALIF. LATINOS SURGE INTO COLLEGE, BUT GRADUATION RATES LAG transfer students have a hard time nav igating the system, and of ten drop out or require u p t o s i x y e a r s t o f i n i s h .

Su z a n ne Pot t er California News Ser v ice SACR A ME N TO, Ca lif. - The number of L at inos in college in California is surg ing, but their graduation rates are still far behind other g roups, according t o a n e w r e p o r t .

A nthony Carnevale, a repor t co-author and director of the G eorgetow n Un i ver s it y Center for Education and the Wo r k f o r c e , s a y s L a t i n o s w h o make it through college still a r e n' t r e a pi ng a l l t h e b e n e f i t s .

Researchers at G eorgetow n U n i v e r s i t y  f o u n d t h a t 1 2 p e r c e n t of L at inos have a ba chelor's de g r e e or h ig he r, c omp a r e d t o 43 percent of whites and 24 p e r c e n t o f A f r i c a n - A m e r i c a n s .  Audrey D o w, senior v ice president at the Campaig n f o r C o l l e g e O p p o r t u n i t y, a California nonprof it group, says Latinos are now f ully represented at communit y col lege s, but not at four-yea r schools.

s h e s t a t e s . "A n d a l o t o f that dif f iculty is because of institutional barriers that s t u d e n t s w i l l f a c e ."

are placed in remedial classes when they're qualif ied to do college level work, which puts t h e m b e h i n d .

"Once our students get to college, they are f inding it v e r y d i f f i c u l t t o c o m p l e t e ,"

Dow says, for example, that f laws in many college assessment tests mean students

She also points out that fouryear schools have such var ied graduation requirements that

A new report finds that lower college graduation rates lead to lower pay in the workforce, as Latinos have the lowest median earnings of all groups in California. Photo Caption: Pixabay

" They're not get ting the same earnings for the same deg rees a s w h i t e s d o ," h e s t a t e s . " T h a t is irrespective of what major Latinos enroll in, what college they enroll in, whether they graduate in the end, they a l w a y s m a k e l e s s t h a n w h i t e s ." The repor t also found that more than a third of Latinos in California have less than a high school education, and 62 percent have a high school deg ree or less, compared to 21 percent of whites and 32 perc ent of A f r ic a n-A mer ic a n s.

LLEGAN OLAS DE LATINOS DE CA A COLLEGE PERO LAS TASAS DE GRADUACIÓN SE RETRASAN for C ol le g e O pp or t u n it y), d ic e que lo s l at i no s a hor a e s t a n c omple t a ment e r epr e s ent a do s en lo s c ole g io s c omu n it a r io s - p er o no en l a s e s c uel a s de c u at r o a no s . " Un a ve z que nue s t r o s e s t ud i a nt e s l le g a n a u n iver sid a d t ienen d i f ic u lt a de s pa r a t er m i n a r. Y muc h a de e s a d i f ic u lt a d e s p or l a s ba r r er a s i n s t it uc ion a le s que en f r ent a r a n lo s e s t ud i a nt e s ." D ow n d ic e , p or ejemplo, que l a m ayor i a de l a s pr ueba s de e v a lu a c ion s on de fe c t uo s a s y c olo c a n a e s t ud i a nt e s en c l a s e s r eme d i a le s , c u a ndo estan c a l i f ic a do s pa r a t r a baja r a n ivel u n iver sit a r io, lo que le s p one r e t r a s a do s .

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Su z a n ne Pot t er C a l i for n i a Ne w s S er v ic e S AC R A M E N T O, C a l i f. La c a nt id a d de l at i no s en u n iver sid a de s de C a l i for n i a e s t a f lor e c iendo - p er o s u s i nd ic e s de g r a du a c ion sig uen lejo s de ot r o s g r up o s , de a c uer do a u n r ep or t e r e c ient e .

I nve s t ig a dor e s de l a Un iver sid a d G e or g e t ow n enc ont r a r on que el 12 p or c ient o de l at i no s t iene u n t it u lo de ba c h i l ler o m a s av a n z a do, c ompa r a do c on el 4 3 p or c ient o de lo s bl a nc o s y 24 p or c ient o de lo s ne g r o s . Aud r e y D ow n , v ic e pr e sident a S en ior de l a C a mpa n a p or l a O por t u n ida d de C ol lege (C a mpa ig n

Ta mbien c oment a que las e s c uel a s de c u at r o a no s t ienen t a l v a r ie d a d de r e quer i m ient o s pa r a g r a du a r s e , que lo s e s t ud i a nt e s que s on t r a n s fer ido s t ienen enor me s d i f ic u lt a de s pa r a n ave g a r el si s t em a , y f r e c uent ement e s e s a len o s e t a r d a n h a s t a s ei s a no s en t er m i n a r. A nt hony C a r ne v a le , c oaut or del

r ep or t e que l a b or a en el C ent r o G e or g e t ow n p or l a E duc a c ion y l a Fuer z a L a b or a l (G e or g e t ow n Un iver sit y C ent er for E duc at ion a nd t he Work for c e), d ic e que lo s l at i no s que log r a n t er m i n a r l a u n iver sid a d no e s t a n c o s e c h a ndo t o do s lo s b ene f ic io s . " No e s t a n r e c ibiendo l a s m i sm a s g a n a nc i a s que lo s bl a nc o s p or lo s m i smo s g r a do s . E s o e s i ndep end ient e de a c u a l c a r r er a ent r en lo s l at i no s , en c u a l u n iver sid a d s e i n s cr iba n , o si s e g r a du a n , a l f i n a l siempr e g a n a n meno s que lo s bl a nc o s ." E l r ep or t e enc ont r o t a mbien que m a s de u n t er c io de lo s l at i no s de C a l i for n i a t ienen u n a e duc a c ion e s c ol a r p or debajo del n ivel s e c u nd a r io - y 62 p or c ient o t ienen u n n ivel s e c u nd a r io o meno s , c ompa r a do c on el 21 p or c ient o de lo s bl a nc o s y 32 p or c ient o de lo s ne g r o s . E l r ep or t e (en i ng le s) pue de c on s u lt a r s e en ht t p s://c e w. g e o r g e t o w n . e d u /c e w - r e p o r t s/ l at i no s work for c e/.


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