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EN LOS ÁNGELES? RACISM

José López Zamorano La Red Hispana

Elracismo es una de las más in dignantes formas de discrimi nación porque presupone la superioridad de una raza o etnia so bre otra y asigna un absurdo esque ma de valores personales basados en el color de la piel.

Por supuesto, todos sabemos que los hispanos venimos en todos los colores y podemos ser de cualquier raza, por eso ser latino alude en re alidad a nuestra etnicidad. Pero más allá de cualquier definición académi ca, casi todos hemos sido víctimas de racismo o discriminación. Las estadísticas anuales del FBI sobre crímenes de odio son una evidencia inobjetable.

Pero cuando ese racismo se practica entre los propios latinos, o más aún, entre funcionarios latinos electos, es una conducta aberrante y reproch able.

Un estudio del Centro Pew encontró que cuatro de cada diez adultos la tinos confesaron haber experimen tado personalmente discriminación o trato injusto por parte de otros la tinos, y que tener el color de la piel más oscuro o haber nacido fuera de los Estados Unidos, están asociados con una probabilidad creciente de experimentar este tipo de discrimi nación. Sólo el 25% de latinos con color de piel más claro dice lo mismo.

Y los latinos nacidos en Puerto Rico, centro américa y sur américa, son más propensos a decir que sufrier on discriminación o trato injusto por parte de alguien de descendencia latina pero nacido en alguno de los 50 estados de EE. UU. o el Distrito de Columbia, de acuerdo con Pew.

Esto viene al caso por el escándalo de que cuatro latinos, incluida la presidenta del Concejo de Los Ánge les Nury Martínez, los concejeros Gil Cedillo y Kevin de León y el líder sin dical Ron Herrera, fueron grabados en 2021 durante una conversación donde llovió el uso de palabras hiri entes y racistas contra negros e indí genas oaxaqueños.

Martínez comparó al hijo negro de un concejero blanco como “changuito” y a los Indígenas oaxaqueños que residen en Koreatown como “chap arros oscuros”, según reportaron los periódicos Los Angeles Times y The New York Times. Martínez ofreció disculpas y renunció a su liderazgo, pero algunos piden su dimisión to tal. Herrera renunció como líder y De León se mostró apenado. Allá su conciencia.

Pero como lo demostró el estudio de Pew, el racismo está en todas partes y circula impunemente, no sólo en las calles, sino en nuestros vecindarios y dentro de nuestras familias y hog ares, cuando estigmatizamos a nuestros amigos o familiares con pa

labras despectivas e hirientes por su etnicidad o color de la piel.

Quienes viven en Los Ángeles es tán en todo su derecho de exigir la renuncia de cualquier representante racista.

Pero TODOS estamos en la oblig ación de asumir y erradicar --em pezando por el lenguaje-- nuestros propios prejuicios racistas, clasis tas y xenófobos. O no tendremos autoridad moral cuando seamos víctimas de las mismas actitudes discriminatorias que cometemos contra nuestras propias hermanas y hermanos.

José López Zamorano La Red Hispana

discrimination. The FBI's annual sta tistics on hate crimes are irrefutable evidence.

But when that racism is practiced among Latinos themselves, or even more so, among Latino elected of ficials, it is abhorrent and reprehen sible conduct.

Racism

is one of the most out rageous forms of discrimina tion because it presupposes the superiority of one race or ethnic group over another and assigns an absurd scheme of personal values based on skin color.

Of course, we all know that Hispan ics come in all colors and can be of any race, so being Latino really refers to our ethnicity. But beyond any academic definition, almost all of us have been victims of racism or

A Pew Center study found that four in ten Latino adults confessed to personally experiencing discrimina tion or unfair treatment from other Latinos, and that having darker skin color or being born outside the United States is associated with an increased probability of experienc ing this type of discrimination. Only 25% of Latinos with lighter skin color say the same.

And Latinos born in Puerto Rico, Central America, and South Amer ica are more likely to say they ex perienced discrimination or unfair treatment from someone of Latino descent but born in one of the 50 US states or the District of Colum bia, according to Pew.

This has been highlighted because of the recent scandal that four La tinos, including the president of the Los Angeles Council Nury Martínez, council members Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León and the union leader Ron Herrera, were recorded in 2021 during a conversation where there was use of hurtful and racist words against Black people and Indig enous Oaxacans.

Martínez compared the Black son of a white council member as “chan guito” (monkey) and the Oaxacan Indians who reside in Koreatown as “dark chaparros,”(shorty) according to the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Martínez apolo gized and resigned from her leader ship, but some call for her resigna tion altogether. Herrera resigned as leader and De León seemed em barrassed. There was his conscious.

But as the Pew study showed, rac ism is everywhere and circulates with impunity, not just on the streets, but in our neighborhoods and within our families and homes, when we stigmatize our friends or relatives with derogatory and hurtful words for your ethnicity or skin color.

Those who live in Los Angeles have every right to demand the resigna tion of any racist representative.

But we are ALL obliged to accept and eradicate --starting with lan guage-- our own racist, classist and xenophobic prejudices. Or we will not have moral authority when we are victims of the same discrimi natory attitudes that we commit against our own sisters and broth ers.

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DMV ENCOURAGES CALIFORNIANS TO CHANGE TO A REAL ID WITH CHANGING OF SEASONS

More than 14.3 million Californians now have a REAL ID as the federal enforcement date of May 3, 2023, approaches, according to Department of Motor Vehicles data.

EL DMV ANIMA A CALIFORNIANOS QUE CAMBIEN A UN REAL ID CON EL CAMBIO DE LA TEMPORADA

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Sacramento – More than 14.3 million Califor nians now have a REAL ID as the federal en forcement date of May 3, 2023, approach es, according to Department of Motor Vehicles data. This is a 234,116 increase from the previous month.

“Fall is in the air and Halloween is just around the corner. Not all changes are brisk or scary – getting a REAL ID for example,” said DMV Director Steve Gordon. “All you have to do is fill out an online ap plication, upload your documents and make a quick trip to the DMV. Come on down, no need to wait.”

Beginning next May, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require a valid passport or other federally approved document, like a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, to board flights within the United States and access secure federal facilities.

To apply for a REAL ID, Californians should visit REALID.dmv.ca.gov, fill out the online application and upload their documents. Customers must visit a DMV office and bring their uploaded docu ments to complete the application. Customers need to provide:

Proof of identity* – One original or certified docu ment (example: valid passport, birth certificate)

*Legal name change document(s) is required

if name on proof of identity is different from the name on the other documents (example: mar riage certificate, adoption papers)

Proofs of California residency – Two documents, paper copies (example: utility bill, bank statement)

Social Security number (exceptions may apply)

Visit REALID.dmv.ca.gov for a complete list of ac ceptable documents and a link to the online ap plication.

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ejemplo, obtener una REAL ID,” dijo el director del DMV, Steve Gordon. “Todo lo que tiene que hacer es completar una aplicación, subir sus documentos en línea y hacer un viaje rápido al DMV. No hay necesidad de esperar, venga hoy.”

A partir del próximo mes de mayo, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional de EE. UU. requerirá un pasa porte válido u otro documento aprobado por el gobi erno federal, como una licencia de conducir o tarjeta de identificación REAL ID, para abordar vuelos den tro de los Estados Unidos y acceder a instalaciones federales.

Para solicitar una REAL ID, los californianos deben visitar REALID.dmv.ca.gov, completar la solicitud en línea y subir sus documentos. Los clientes deben visi tar una oficina del DMV y traer sus documentos que subieron para completar la solicitud. Los clientes de ben proporcionar:

Prueba de identidad*: un documento original o cer tificado (ejemplo: pasaporte válido, certificado de nacimiento)

*Documento(s) de cambio de nombre legal si el nom bre en la prueba de identidad es diferente del nombre en los otros documentos (ejemplo: certificado de ma trimonio, adopción documentos)

Sacramento

– Más de 14.3 millones de california nos ahora tienen una REAL ID a medida que se acerca la fecha de aplicación federal del 3 de mayo de 2023, según datos del Departamento de Ve hículos Motorizados. Este es un aumento de 234,116 con respecto al mes anterior.

“El otoño está en el aire y Halloween está cerca. No todos los cambios son rápidos o espantosos, por

Comprobantes de residencia en California: dos docu mentos, copias en papel (ejemplo: factura de servi cios públicos, extracto bancario)

Número de Seguro Social (pueden aplicarse excep ciones)

Visite REALID.dmv.ca.gov para obtener una lista com pleta de los documentos aceptables y un enlace a la solicitud en línea.

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Q&A: PATRICIA CHICA AND THE FIRST MOVIE IN HISTORY MADE WITH THE “CHI ENERGY METHOD”

Director and screenwriter Patricia Chica has had a busy past couple of months. Her independent debut film, Montréal Girls has been picked up for distribution in Spring 2023, and has been gaining aware ness through various film festivals like the locally based Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival, and will be the closing night film at the Los Angeles International Film Festival in November.

According to Chica, it’s been a very personal journey bringing the film to life, with the claim to fame that it was the first production to be wholly created with Chica’s Chi Energy method. Beyond being involved with movies, she also wears the hat of acting coach, Chi Energy instructor, among other skillsets.

Growing up in Montreal, Chica’s family came to Canada as refugees from El Salvador, es caping the horrors of war and settling more than 3600 miles north in Canada's Québec province, where Chica and her family assimi lated to their new home, and its French and English languages.

She spent around 15 years involved in the Montreal underground circuit, as a rock pho tographer and documentary filmmaker in

the subcultures of the region. The story be hind Montréal Girls comes as a reflection of her own time in Montreal, and that of her col laborator and cowriter Kamal John Iskander.

Back in August the Salvadoran-Canadian filmmaker talked to EO about the journey of creating Montréal Girls, and how she used

her Chi Energy method with the entire cast and crew to achieve a positive collaboration with the utmost clarity and vision.

Montréal Girls tells a dynamic story of love within the nightlife scene of Montreal. Ramy (Hakim Brahimi), a young medical student ar rives to Montréal and upon meeting up with

his extroverted cousin, he is introduced to the exciting and diverse underground of the city’s nightlife. What follows is Ramy’s journey of change, discovery and destiny.

To start off, could you tell me a little bit about what your inspirations were to cre ate Montréal Girls and how the project came about?

Absolutely. So, Montréal Girls, it's a collabo ration, a very deep collaboration with my beloved cowriter and friend Kamal John Is kander. Kamal and I started working on this project many years ago, especially when I moved to LA in 2014.

I was missing my hometown, and Kamal happened to be my neighbor on the same street on North Beachwood Drive. And we started just talking about Montreal, and he had already a title, Montréal Girls in mind. And he said, "what about Montréal Girls? I want to make this movie about Montréal girls." But we didn't really know what the story was about. It was just the title.

And we started collaborating, talking about my life as a Montreal girl navigating the sub cultures, I used to be 15 years ago, a rock and roll photographer, videographer documen tarian and insider of the subcultures in Mon treal. So that was the world and the lifestyle that I was part of. And Kamal is also a

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Montréal Girls director Patricia Chica with lead actors Hakim Brahimi and Jasmina Parent. Photo Credit: Sophia Benalouane

lover of subcultures and punk rock music. And together we just started collaborating and writing the script. And it took many years before we could find the perfect cast because it was so authentic and so new. I didn't want to hire well-known ac tors if they didn't fit the part, and they didn't come from those backgrounds.

And Kamal. He's from the Middle East. Egyp tian of origin. I'm a Montreal Latina. So that's why there's so much diversity in the film. But it's so authentic. The lead character Ramy is from the Middle East, like Kamal, so he was able to write that character from his own perspective and culture and the Mon tréal girls [portion] is what I knew, so I wrote them from that background and perspective. That's how the project evolved.

But when we first started talking about it, it was nothing like what the finished film is about. It was a curve of evolution based on many years of collaboration, research, and putting a little bit of our own self into the film.

So now that the film has had a release at a film festival, and despite the pandemic slowing down access to these types of avenues for meeting people and seeing their reactions, how do you feel now that it's out there in the world and people have gotten a chance to really sit there and ex perience it?

The work is just starting. Cinequest was a great launch for the film. We have to contin ue to show up at festivals and to promote on social media and to meet audiences in differ ent places. It takes a lot of leverage. It takes work and showing up at different locations because the word of mouth has to become organic, heartfelt, authentic, and also some thing that helps us continue reaching out to audiences.

Post pandemic has been a challenge for everyone in every sphere of the filmmaking community. People are a little afraid to go out now, or they have changed their habits com pletely. They are more streaming films online or on their phones. There's always that ele ment of mobile access, instant access to a film or to content.

And I have discovered that the attention span has been reduced significantly since the pandemic. Long formats are challenging for especially the younger generation. I see people at screening looking at their phones during the cinema projection. And it's sad, I have to admit. I'm a cinephile and I grew up watching movies and theaters, going to cin ematheques and attending all the art house cinema houses that I could afford when I was a teenager.

Even as an adult, I love going to watch mov ies and I observe, especially in the last five years, a shift in how people consume cin ema.

There's always that secondary screen in their hands as part of the experience. It's not just about consuming, like looking at a film, a story, but also feeling like you're participat ing and interacting with that story by sharing on your social media, "hey, I'm watching this film!" or as you're watching the film, you're googling aspects of the film that you're cu rious to know more about, like "who is this actor?" Or they mentioned something in the film and you go Google it to find out more.

So there's always this accompanying activity on the side of consuming cinema and that's

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my observation. So it's interesting on how, as filmmakers now, we have to think further and see that as an opportunity. What do you hold in your hand that device, that tablet or phone or small screen? How can you leverage from that aspect as an opportunity to expand your storytelling rather than as a limitation that is diminishing the cinema experience?

I was wondering what your experience was like becoming a filmmaker, coming from your background in Canada, being Latina, and if you can kind of expand on that a little?

I believe I'm the only Latina Salvadorian film maker in Canada. We aren’t many Latinos making films in Canada. So it's a privilege, and I feel that it's my duty and my responsi bility to serve the purpose of Latinx through my films. Because I come from a FrenchCanadian background. I grew up studying French and speaking French as a young war child refugee in the 1980's when my family escaped the Salvadorian War, we arrived in Canada as illegal aliens and refugees.

So immediately the government gave us the opportunity to learn French and to educate ourselves with permanent residency, citizen ship, et cetera. So you grew up at the same

having room for that representation with those people being the representatives of their own culture and telling their own sto ries.

That's why Ramy the character, it took me al most five years to find him because I wanted the authentic voice of a young Arab man and I couldn't find him in Canada. So I had to cast a non-actor and train him to become an ac tor because I wanted that authentic voice to be truthful and not have to guess that from somebody from another culture who wouldn't fit.

So what are your next plans with Montréal Girls? And where can people keep tabs on its progress and where to watch and stuff like that?

So Montréal Girls is being distributed by Film Option International. It's a distribution com pany in Canada. We will have a theatrical release in the spring of 2023, right after we have done a whole fall and winter of festival touring. That was important in our strategy, that the film collects a few laurels and is be ing shown in different festivals just to bring the awareness of the filmmaking process and the cast and the crew. And then we have the theatrical release, and it will be available

So before we even start producing the film, or directing or acting in the film, or writing the script, we have to have clarity at a higher level of consciousness. And I use meditation and visualization techniques to get people into that heightened state of flow. And together, we know what the script is about because everybody has already read the script, and even every chief of department and every actor could really tap into their highest po tential.

And once that clarity and vision is precise and at the higher realm of consciousness, you bring it back into the physical world and you put it into your body. So as actors, you embody that energy and you allow your body to express it.

Your voice, your look, your eyes will express that energy of the character. But for a cin ematographer, it's channeling the color pal ette. And the color palette was very precise for each character, each scene, each loca tion, and it evolved as a curve during the progress of the story. The cinematographer, the production design or the costume de sign or the makeup artist, everybody uses the same references of color palette based on the chakra system.

If you're familiar with meditation or yoga, the chakras, they're the seven energy centers. But if chakra has a vibration and frequency with properties attached to it that we could play with. So I created a GPS, like a map, a chakra map for each character, each scene, each intention, and we all work from the same frequency, so there was no room for error because energy is universal.

level as other Quebecois kids or FrenchCanadian kids, so I have to remind myself of the privilege that I have because as a Latina filmmaker, I have access to funding and the support of the Canadian government and I'm trilingual.

So my perspective of life is slightly different than most Latina filmmakers, I would say from Hollywood or the United States or even Latin America. But it's important to honor my roots. And now my next film that I'm writing is about a Salvadorian character and a full on, fleshed out Salvadorian Latinx character.

And that is something for me that I want to carry as a legacy, especially coming from El Salvador. It's a small country with a small cin ema community, but very strong community. And I am part of it from afar, but I do consider myself a Salvadorian-Canadian filmmaker.

I’m sure being of a minority in Canada adds to the importance of authentic rep resentation in your work.

The [Canadian] representation is very small. And even if I wanted to cast in Canada, my Salvadorian actress for my next film, I don't know if I would find her in Canada. We've looked, and there aren't that many Latinas. And I don't want a Salvadorian character to be played by a non-Salvadorian Latinx, because authentic representation for me is super important. So, we have to keep grow ing the community so more talents are being discovered and given opportunities to ex press themselves through storytelling.

Yes, and I really appreciate that approach,

on platforms in the spring, I believe, so peo ple can see it.

Could you talk about what the process was for implementing the Chi Energy method and where that inspiration to cre ate with this sort of system came from?

It's the first feature film in history ever made with the Chi Energy method. That means that cast and crew were trained by me, as a Chi Energy educator, to learn how to utilize their energy centers, their chakra properties, to expand the storytelling of the film.

It has always been my intention to make a film with Chi Energy, and I tried the process with my previous short Morning After where cast and crew were trained, and I was ex perimenting with it full on with that short. And the results were so wonderful and so empowering, so positive for cast and crew and myself as the director that I decided for my debut feature, I really wanted to make it the first feature film where everyone under stands energy work and can use it as a tool during the production.

So I brought in the cast, the producers, and the head of departments, into a yoga stu dio. That was my director's meeting. Instead of being in a meeting room or at an office, I brought people into a yoga studio and I taught them the basic techniques and the practices they could use to elevate their sto rytelling skills, and also to understand that everything we do has to be intentional with vision and precision, and it has to be built at a higher level of consciousness.

The end result is not only that the actors felt fully in flow during the performances, but the crew was working in a more collaborative and conscious way. And I give those work shops at festivals or on Zoom or in yoga studios, and also on stage32.com, which is an educational platform with over 800,000 members. So my Chi Energy method is now available to almost a million subscribers on Stage 32.

And my intention as a filmmaker and educa tor is to bring this method as a standard into the industry so everybody can learn those techniques, those tools, that mindset, that psychology and philosophy of collaborating together and creating together, so we can have more conscious sets and work envi ronments. There are some coordinators and intimacy coordinators as a full-on unionized position on set, I would love to have Chi Ener gy Educators as a unionized and mandatory position on set. It will create a more harmoni ous workspace.

Any final thing you’d like to add?

Yes, I would like to leave you with my motto, "Your energy is your highest currency. Make sure it's always high. Make sure you always bring value. Your energy can open doors. It could be the passport for life and the access to your next opportunity and success."

Follow on Instagram and Facebook at @ montrealgirlsmovie. Website and more be hind the scenes content can be found at Montrealgirlsmovie.com.

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We aren’t many Latinos making films in Canada. So it's a privilege, and I feel that it's my duty and my responsibility to serve the purpose of Latinx through my films.

Q&A: PATRICIA CHICA Y LA PRIMERA PELÍCULA DE LA HISTORIA REALIZADA CON EL “MÉTODO CHI ENERGY”

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directora y guionista Patricia Chica ha tenido un par de meses muy ocu pados. Su película debut indepen diente, Montréal Girls, fue seleccionada para su distribución en la primavera de 2023, y ha ganado notoriedad a través de varios festivales de cine como el Cine quest Film & Creativity Festival local y será la película de la noche de clausura en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Los Ángeles en noviembre.

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Según Chica, ha sido un viaje muy per sonal dar vida a la película, con el reclamo a la fama de que fue la primera produc ción creada completamente con el méto do Chi Energy de Chica. Más allá de estar involucrada en películas, también lleva el sombrero de entrenadora de actuación, instructora de Chi Energy, entre otras ha bilidades.

Creciendo en Montreal, la familia de Chi ca llegó a Canadá como refugiados de El Salvador, escapando de los horrores de la guerra y estableciéndose más de 3600 millas al norte en la provincia ca nadiense de Québec, donde Chica y su familia se asimilaron a su nuevo hogar, y sus idiomas francés e inglés.

Pasó alrededor de 15 años involucrada en el circuito subterráneo de Montreal, como fotógrafa de rock y documental ista sobre las subculturas de la región. La historia detrás de Montréal Girls surge como un reflejo de su propio tiempo en Montreal y el de su colaborador y cogui onista Kamal John Iskander.

En agosto, la cineasta salvadoreñocanadiense habló con EO sobre el viaje de crear Montréal Girls y cómo utilizó su método Chi Energy con todo el elenco y el equipo para lograr una colaboración positiva con la máxima claridad y visión.

Montréal Girls cuenta una dinámica his toria de amor dentro de la vida nocturna de Montreal. Ramy (Hakim Brahimi), un joven estudiante de medicina llega a Montreal y, al encontrarse con su primo extrovertido, se le presenta la excitante y diversa vida nocturna clandestina de la ciudad. Lo que sigue es el viaje de cam bio, descubrimiento y destino de Ramy.

Para empezar, ¿Podrías contarme un poco sobre cuáles fueron tus inspiraciones para crear Montréal Girls y cómo surgió el proyecto?

Absolutamente. Entonces, Montréal Girls, es una colaboración muy profunda con mi amado coguionista y amigo Kamal John Iskander. Kamal y yo comenzamos a trabajar en este proyecto hace muchos años, especialmente cuando me mudé a Los Ángeles en 2014.

Extrañaba mi ciudad natal, y Kamal era mi

vecino en la misma calle en North Beach wood Drive. Y empezamos a hablar de Montreal, y él ya tenía un título, Montréal Girls en mente. Y él dijo: "¿Qué te pa rece Montreal Girls? Quiero hacer esta película sobre las chicas de Montreal". Pero realmente no sabíamos de qué se trataba la historia. Era solo el título.

Y comenzamos a colaborar, hablando de mi vida como una chica de Montreal que navegaba por las subculturas, solía ser hace 15 años, una fotógrafa de rock and roll, videógrafa documentalista y conoce dora de las subculturas en Montreal. Así que ese era el mundo y el estilo de vida del que formaba parte. Y Kamal tam

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bién es un amante de las subculturas y la música punk rock. Y juntos comenzamos a colaborar y escribir el guión. Y pasaron muchos años antes de que pudiéramos encontrar el elenco perfecto porque era tan auténtico y tan nuevo. No quería contratar a actores conocidos si no en cajaban en el papel y no venían de esos entornos.

Y Kamal. Él es del Medio Oriente. Egip cio de origen. Soy una latina de Montreal. Por eso es que hay tanta diversidad en la película. Pero es tan auténtica. El person aje principal, Ramy, es de Medio Oriente, como Kamal, por lo que pudo escribir ese personaje desde su propia perspectiva y cultura, y las chicas de Montreal [porción] es lo que yo conocía, así que las escribí desde ese trasfondo y perspectiva. Así fue como evolucionó el proyecto.

Pero cuando empezamos a hablar de eso, no se parecía en nada a lo que trata la película terminada. Fue una curva de evolución basada en muchos años de colaboración, investigación y poner un poco de nosotros mismos en la película.

Entonces, ahora que la película se es trenó en un festival de cine, y a pesar de que la pandemia ralentizó el ac ceso a este tipo de vías para conocer gente y ver sus reacciones, ¿Cómo te sientes ahora que está en el mundo y la gente ha tenido una oportunidad de realmente sentarse ahí y experimen tarlo?

El trabajo apenas comienza. Cinequest fue un gran lanzamiento para la película. Tenemos que seguir apareciendo en festivales y promoviendo en las redes sociales y conociendo audiencias en diferentes lugares. Se necesita mucha palanca. Se necesita trabajo y presen tarse en diferentes lugares porque el boca a boca tiene que volverse orgánico, sincero, auténtico y también algo que nos ayude a seguir llegando a las audiencias.

La pospandemia ha sido un desafío para todos en todas las esferas de la comu nidad cinematográfica. La gente tiene un poco de miedo de salir ahora, o ha cam biado sus hábitos por completo. Prefi eren transmitir películas en línea o en sus teléfonos. Siempre existe ese elemento de acceso móvil, acceso instantáneo a una película o al contenido.

Y he descubierto que la capacidad de at ención se ha reducido significativamente desde la pandemia. Los formatos largos son un desafío especialmente para la generación más joven. Veo gente en la proyección viendo sus teléfonos durante la proyección del cine. Y es triste, tengo que admitirlo. Soy cinéfilo y crecí viendo películas y teatros, yendo a cinetecas y asistiendo a todas las casas de cine de ate que podía pagar cuando era ad olescente.

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Incluso como adulto, me encanta ir a ver películas y observo, espe cialmente en los últimos cinco años, un cambio en la forma en que las personas consumen el cine.

Siempre tienen esa pantalla secundaria en sus manos como parte de la expe riencia. No se trata solo de consumir, como mirar una película, una historia, sino también de sentir que estás participando e interactuando con esa historia al com partir en tus redes sociales, "¡oye, estoy viendo esta película!" o mientras ves la película, buscas en Google aspectos de la película sobre los que tienes curiosidad por saber más, como "¿quién es este ac tor?" O mencionaron algo en la película y lo buscas en Google para obtener más información.

Entonces siempre hay esta actividad de acompañamiento del lado de consumir cine y esa es mi observación. Entonces, es interesante cómo, como cineastas ahora, tenemos que pensar más y ver eso como una oportunidad. ¿Qué tienes en la mano ese dispositivo, esa tableta o teléfono o pantalla pequeña? ¿Cómo puedes aprovechar ese aspecto como una oportunidad para expandir tu nar ración en lugar de como una limitación que está disminuyendo la experiencia cinematográfica?

Me preguntaba cómo fue tu experien cia al convertirte en cineasta, viniendo de tu origen en Canadá, siendo latina, y si puedes ampliar eso un poco.

Creo que soy la única cineasta salvador eña latina en Canadá.

“No somos muchos latinos haciendo películas en Canadá. Así que es un privi legio y siento que es mi deber y mi re sponsabilidad cumplir el propósito de Latinx a través de mis películas”. Porque vengo de un entorno franco-canadiense. Crecí estudiando francés y hablando francés como una niña refugiada de guerra en la década de 1980 cuando mi familia escapó de la Guerra de El Salva dor, llegamos a Canadá como inmigran tes ilegales y refugiados.

Así que inmediatamente el gobierno nos dio la oportunidad de aprender francés y educarnos con la residencia perman ente, ciudadanía, etcétera. Así que creci al mismo nivel que otros niños quebe quenses o niños francocanadienses, así que tengo que recordarme el privilegio que tengo porque, como cineasta latina, tengo acceso a la financiación y el apoyo del gobierno canadiense y soy trilingüe.

Así que mi perspectiva de la vida es lig eramente diferente a la de la mayoría de las cineastas latinas, diría que de Holly wood o de los Estados Unidos o incluso de América Latina. Pero es importante honrar mis raíces. Y ahora, mi próxima película que estoy escribiendo es sobre un personaje salvadoreño y un personaje latinx salvadoreño completo y desarrol lado.

Y eso es algo para mí que quiero llevar

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como legado, sobre todo viniendo de El Salvador. Es un país pequeño con una co munidad cinematográfica pequeña, pero una comunidad muy fuerte. Y soy parte de ella desde lejos, pero sí me considero un cineasta salvadoreño-canadiense.

Estoy seguro de que pertenecer a una minoría en Canadá aumenta la importancia de una representación autén tica en tu trabajo.

La representación [canadiense] es muy pequeña. E incluso si quisiera elegir a mi actriz salvadoreña para mi próxima película en Canadá, no sé si la encon traría en Canadá. Hemos buscado y no hay muchas latinas. Y no quiero que un personaje salvadoreño sea interpretado por un Latinx no salvadoreño, porque la representación auténtica para mí es súper importante. Por lo tanto, tenemos que seguir haciendo crecer la comuni dad para que se descubran más talentos y se les brinde la oportunidad de expre sarse a través de la narración de historias.

ceso de filmación y el elenco y el equipo. Y luego tenemos el estreno en cines, y creo que estará disponible en las plata formas en la primavera, para que la gente pueda verla.

¿Podría hablarnos sobre cuál fue el proceso para implementar el método Chi Energy y de dónde vino esa in spiración para crear con este tipo de sistema?

Es el primer largometraje de la historia realizado con el método Chi Energy. Eso significa que el elenco y el equipo fueron capacitados por mí, como educador de Chi Energy, para aprender cómo utilizar sus centros de energía, sus propiedades de chakra, para expandir la narración de la película.

Siempre ha sido mi intención hacer una película con Chi Energy, y probé el pro ceso con mi corto anterior Morning After, donde se entrenó al elenco y al equipo, y estaba experimentando con eso al 100

Antes incluso de comenzar a producir la película, dirigir o actuar en la película, o escribir el guión, debemos tener claridad en un nivel superior de conciencia. Y uso técnicas de meditación y visualización para llevar a las personas a ese estado elevado de flujo.

Sí, y realmente aprecio ese enfoque, ten er espacio para esa representación con esas personas siendo los representantes de su propia cultura y contando sus pro pias historias.

Es por eso que Ramy, el personaje, me tomó casi cinco años encontrarlo porque quería la voz auténtica de un joven árabe y no pude encontrarlo en Canadá. Así que tuve que elegir a un no actor y en trenarlo para que se convirtiera en ac tor porque quería que esa voz auténtica fuera sincera y no tener que adivinar que era de alguien de otra cultura que no en cajaría.

Entonces, ¿Cuáles son tus próximos planes con Montréal Girls? ¿Y dónde puede la gente estar al tanto de su progreso y dónde verla y cosas por el estilo?

Así que Montréal Girls está siendo dis tribuida por Film Option International. Es una empresa de distribución en Canadá. Tendremos un estreno en cines en la pri mavera de 2023, justo después de haber realizado una gira de festivales de otoño e invierno. Eso fue importante en nuestra estrategia, que la película coleccione al gunos laureles y se muestre en diferentes festivales solo para dar a conocer el pro

en ese corto. Y los resultados fueron tan maravillosos y tan empoderadores, tan positivos para el elenco y el equipo y para mí como directora que decidí hacer mi primer largometraje. Realmente quería que fuera el primer largometraje en el que todos entendieran el trabajo de la energía y pudieran usarlo como una her ramienta durante la producción.

Así que traje al elenco, a los productores y al jefe de departamento a un estudio de yoga. Esa fue la reunión de mi director. En lugar de estar en una sala de reuniones o en una oficina, llevé a las personas a un estudio de yoga y les enseñé las técnicas básicas y las prácticas que podrían usar para mejorar sus habilidades para con tar historias y también para comprender que todo lo que hacemos debe ser inten cional con visión y precisión, y tiene que ser construido en un nivel superior de conciencia.

Antes incluso de comenzar a producir la película, dirigir o actuar en la película, o escribir el guión, debemos tener claridad en un nivel superior de conciencia. Y uso técnicas de meditación y visualización para llevar a las personas a ese estado elevado de flujo. Y juntos, sabemos de qué se trata el guión porque todos ya lo leyeron, e incluso cada jefe de departa

mento y cada actor realmente podrían aprovechar su máximo potencial.

Y una vez que la claridad y la visión son precisas y están en el reino superior de la conciencia, las traes de vuelta al mundo físico y las pones en tu cuerpo. Entonces, como actores, encarnas esa energía y permites que tu cuerpo la exprese.

Tu voz, tu mirada, tus ojos expresarán esa energía del personaje. Pero para un di rector de fotografía, es canalizar la paleta de colores. Y la paleta de colores era muy precisa para cada personaje, cada es cena, cada ubicación, y evolucionó como una curva durante el progreso de la his toria. El director de fotografía, el diseño de producción o el diseño de vestuario o el maquillador, todos usan las mismas referencias de paleta de colores basadas en el sistema de chakras.

Si está familiarizado con la meditación o el yoga, los chakras son los siete centros de energía. Pero si el chakra tiene una vibración y una frecuencia con propie dades adjuntas con las que podríamos jugar. Entonces creé un GPS, como un mapa, un mapa de chakras para cada personaje, cada escena, cada intención, y todos trabajamos desde la misma fre cuencia, así que no había lugar para er rores porque la energía es universal.

El resultado final no es solo que los acto res sintieron completamente en flow du rante las actuaciones, sino que el equipo trabajó de una manera más colaborativa y consciente. Y doy esos talleres en festi vales o en Zoom o en estudios de yoga, y también en stage32.com, que es una plataforma educativa con más de 800 000 miembros. Entonces, mi método de Energía Chi ahora está disponible para casi un millón de suscriptores en Stage 32.

Y mi intención como cineasta y educador es traer este método como un estándar en la industria para que todos puedan aprender esas técnicas, esas herramien tas, esa mentalidad, esa psicología y filosofía de colaborar juntos y crear jun tos, para que podamos tener escenarios más conscientes y ambientes de trabajo. Hay algunos coordinadores y coordina dores de intimidad como un puesto sin dicalizado completo en el set, me encan taría tener Chi Energy Educators como un puesto sindicalizado y obligatorio en el set. Creará un espacio de trabajo más armonioso.

¿Algo final que quieras agregar?

Sí, me gustaría dejarte con mi lema: "Tu energía es tu moneda más alta. Asegúrate de que siempre esté alta. Asegúrate de aportar siempre valor. Tu energía puede abrir puertas. Podría ser el pasaporte de por vida y el acceso a tu próxima oportunidad y éxito".

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“CONSIDERAMOS ESTO UN DISCURSO DE ODIO”: LOS MEDIOS ÉTNICOS DE LOS ANGELES RESPONDEN AL AUDIO FILTRADO

Leaked

audio of a conversation among lead ing Latino political figures in Los Angeles has rocked the city and made national head lines, stirring racial grievances many hoped had been left behind.

The scandal has already led to the resignation of Nury Martinez from her post as president of LA’s City Council, though she has refused calls to quit the council entirely, announcing a “leave of ab sence.” On the recording Martinez is heard mak ing disparaging remarks about the city’s African Americans and Indigenous Oaxacans.

LA Labor Federation President Ron Herrera was also part of that conversation, which was focused on the city’s contentious redistricting process. Herrera announced his resignation yes terday.

Mireya Olivera is editor of Impulso newspaper, which covers the Oaxacan community in Los An geles. “We Oaxacans have suffered this kind of discrimination here and in Mexico, and we have tried to combat it by making ourselves known through our culture, gastronomy, civic participa tion, festivals, etc.,” said Olivera. “Plus, we are rec ognized as very good workers.”

Olivera described the reaction from the com munity over the leaked audio as “angry” and at the same time painful because of the history of discrimination that her fellow countrymen have historically suffered.

There is a long history of discrimination toward Indigenous communities from Oaxaca and other parts of Mexico both in Mexico and in the Latinx community in the US.

“As a Zapotec Professor, born and raised in Ko reatown, I am appalled to hear LA City Council members blatant racial attacks. Many of us In digenous Oaxacans, however, are not surprised to hear this racial violence from non-Indigenous Latinx and Mexicans! It happens EVERYDAY!”

Brenda Nicolas, an associate professor of Global Studies at UC Irvine, posted to Twitter shortly af ter news of the leaked audio broke.

Much of the Oaxacan community in Los Ange les is concentrated in Koreatown, and according to Olivera, both Councilman Gil Cedillo, whose district represents the area, and Kevin de León, representing surrounding areas to the east and northwest, “have had good relations with the community, attending events and festivals.”

Both Cedillo and de León were involved in the discussion with Martinez.

Martinez also used a Spanish term meaning “monkey” to describe Council-member Mike Bonin’s 2-year-old African American son, who Bonin adopted with his husband. Bonin gave a tearful speech before a raucous council meeting Tuesday where protestors demanded Martinez and the others’ resignation.

“How can they campaign against hate and rac ism? They have no moral standing,” Olivera said.

Lisa Fitch is editor-in-chief of Our Weekly, which covers the African American community in Los Angeles. She says this week’s print edition will feature news and analysis of the events now shaking the city.

“We consider this conversation hate speech, and unfortunately it is coming from the failed leader ship of the city of Los Angeles,” said Fitch, whose paper is part of a statewide Stop the Hate cam paign sponsored by the State of California and the State Library.

Fitch joined the growing chorus of calls, including from President Joe Biden, for the leaders to re sign their posts. “No one trusts them any longer.”

Twenty percent of LA’s council seats are held by African Americans, even as the city’s Black pop ulation continues to dwindle, accounting for just over 8% of the population.

“I know that a lot of African Americans have moved out of the city because it has become so cost prohibitive to live here,” Fitch said. “But I am still around, like my parents and my sons. We were born and raised in the city, and I do believe that with the other representatives we have and — knock on wood — with an incoming mayor, we can move things forward.”

Whites in Los Angeles account for about 28% and continue to wield significant political and economic clout. Asians represent another fastgrowing demographic. Latinos are by far the largest ethnic group, though their representation continues to lag other communities.

La Opinión is the nearly century-old dean of Spanish-language journalism in Los Angeles.

It’s Monday edition featured the word SHAME FUL in bold, dark lettering across the front page, one day following the leak of the audio. The pa per then followed up on the same day with an editorial demanding the three council members resign.

“Their words do not represent the values of our community,” the editorial noted, “but just at a time when hate crimes and racism are on the rise, the fact shows that there is much to be done in terms of tolerance within our community.”

The editorial also raised concern over the po tential damage done to relations between LA’s diverse communities.

“We fear that the words of Martinez and her col leagues will undermine decades of collaboration between African Americans and Latinos, com munities united by a history of discrimination and the hardships they have faced,” the editorial stated.

La Opinión Editor Armando Varela stressed that racism “not only as a political issue but in the daily life of the community, be confronted and attacked and denounced,” noting such attitudes “are not born of a vacuum but are part of a cul tural manifestation.

Varela’s sees it as part of his paper’s mission to “denounce these situations as a way to remedy them.”

He added that what happened is “a sadly defini tive event for Latinos and the entire Los Angeles community and as such, we are giving it all the coverage it deserves.”

EMS editors Pilar Marrero and Peter Schurmann contributed reporting for this story.

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cano de 2 años del concejal Mike Bonin, a quien Bonin adoptó con su esposo. Bonin pronunció un discurso entre lágrimas antes de una estridente reunión del consejo el martes donde los mani festantes exigieron la renuncia de Martínez y los demás.

“¿Cómo pueden hacer campaña contra el odio y el racismo? No tienen posición moral”, dijo Olivera.

Lisa Fitch es editora en jefe de Our Weekly, que cubre la comunidad afroamericana en Los Ánge les. Ella dice que la edición impresa de esta se mana incluirá noticias y análisis de los eventos que ahora sacuden la ciudad.

“Consideramos que esta conversación es un dis curso de odio, y desafortunadamente proviene del liderazgo fallido de la ciudad de Los Ángeles”, dijo Fitch, cuyo artículo es parte de una campaña estatal Stop the Hate patrocinada por el Estado de California y la Biblioteca Estatal.

Fitch se unió al creciente coro de llamadas, incluso del presidente Joe Biden, para que los líderes re nuncien a sus cargos. “Ya nadie confía en ellos”.

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audio filtrado de una conversación entre importantes figuras políticas latinas en Los Ángeles ha sacudido a la ciudad y ha sido noticia nacional, provocando agravios raciales que muchos esperaban que se hubieran dejado atrás.

El escándalo ya ha llevado a la renuncia de Nury Martínez de su cargo como presidenta del Con cejo Municipal de Los Ángeles, aunque ella se ha negado a renunciar por completo al concejo, anunciando un "permiso de ausencia". En la gra bación, se escucha a Martínez hacer comentarios despectivos sobre los afroamericanos y los indí genas oaxaqueños de la ciudad.

El presidente de la Federación Laboral de Los Ángeles, Ron Herrera, también formó parte de esa conversación, que se centró en el polémico proceso de redistribución de distritos de la ciudad. Herrera anunció su renuncia ayer.

Mireya Olivera es editora del periódico Impulso, que da cobertura a la comunidad oaxaqueña en Los Ángeles. “Nosotros los oaxaqueños hemos sufrido este tipo de discriminación aquí y en Méxi co, y hemos tratado de combatirla dándonos a conocer a través de nuestra cultura, gastronomía, participación ciudadana, festivales, etc.”, dijo Oli vera. “Además, somos reconocidos como muy buenos trabajadores".

Olivera describió la reacción de la comunidad ante el audio filtrado como “enojada” y a la vez dolorosa por el historial de discriminación que histórica mente han sufrido sus compatriotas. Existe una larga historia de discriminación hacia las comu nidades indígenas de Oaxaca y otras partes de México, tanto en México como en la comunidad Latinx en los EE. UU.

“Como profesora de zapoteca, nacida y criada en Koreatown, me parece horrible escuchar los flagrantes ataques raciales de los miembros del Concejo Municipal de Los Ángeles. ¡Sin embargo, a muchos de nosotros, indígenas oaxaqueños, no nos sorprende escuchar esta violencia racial de latinos y mexicanos no indígenas, sucede TODOS LOS DÍAS!” Brenda Nicolas, profesora asociada de Estudios Globales en UC Irvine, publicó en Twitter poco después de que se conociera la noticia del audio filtrado.

Gran parte de la comunidad oaxaqueña en Los Ángeles se concentra en Koreatown, y según Olivera, tanto el concejal Gil Cedillo, cuyo distrito representa el área, como Kevin de León, que rep resenta las áreas aledañas al este y noroeste, “Han tenido buenas relaciones con los comunidad, asistiendo a eventos y festivales”.

Tanto Cedillo como de León estuvieron involucra dos en la discusión con Martínez.

Martínez también usó un término en español que significa “mono” para describir al hijo afroameri

El veinte por ciento de los escaños del consejo de Los Ángeles están ocupados por afroamericanos, incluso cuando la población negra de la ciudad continúa disminuyendo, representando poco más del 8% de la población.

“Sé que muchos afroamericanos se han mudado fuera de la ciudad porque se ha vuelto muy caro vivir aquí”, dijo Fitch. “Pero todavía estoy aquí, como mis padres y mis hijos. Nacimos y crecimos en la ciudad, y creo que con los otros represent antes que tenemos y, toco madera, con un alcalde entrante, podemos hacer que las cosas avancen”.

Los blancos en Los Ángeles representan alred edor del 28% y continúan ejerciendo una influen cia política y económica significativa. Los asiáticos representan otro grupo demográfico de rápido crecimiento. Los latinos son, con mucho, el grupo étnico más grande, aunque su representación está por detrás de otras comunidades.

La Opinión es el decano casi centenario del peri odismo en español en Los Ángeles. La edición del lunes presentaba la palabra VERGONZOSO en letras oscuras y en negrita en la primera página, un día después de la filtración del audio. Luego, el periódico siguió el mismo día con un editorial exigiendo la renuncia de los tres miembros del consejo.

“Sus palabras no representan los valores de nues tra comunidad”, señaló el editorial, “pero justo en un momento en que los crímenes de odio y el racismo van en aumento, el hecho demuestra que hay mucho por hacer en términos de tolerancia dentro de nuestra comunidad. .”

El editorial también expresó su preocupación por el daño potencial causado a las relaciones entre las diversas comunidades de Los Ángeles.

“Tememos que las palabras de Martínez y sus co legas socaven décadas de colaboración entre af roamericanos y latinos, comunidades unidas por una historia de discriminación y las dificultades que han enfrentado”, afirmó el editorial.

Armando Varela, editor de La Opinión, resaltó que el racismo “no solo como un tema político sino en la vida cotidiana de la comunidad, debe ser enfrentado, atacado y denunciado”, y señaló que tales actitudes “no nacen del vacío sino que son parte de una manifestación cultural.

Varela lo ve como parte de la misión de su periódi co de “denunciar estas situaciones como una for ma de remediarlas”.

Agregó que lo sucedido es “un evento tristemente definitivo para los latinos y toda la comunidad de Los Ángeles y como tal, le estamos dando toda la cobertura que se merece”.

Los editores de EMS Pilar Marrero y Peter Schur mann contribuyeron con este artículo.

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NEWSOM CALLS SPECIAL SESSION ON GAS REBATE NEWSOM CONVOCA UNA SESIÓN ESPECIAL PARA DISCUTIR REEMBOLSO DE GASOLINA

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stria está lista en este momento para trabajar en soluciones reales para los costos y la confiabilidad de la energía si eso es lo que realmente le interesa al Gobernador”.

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Gavin Newsom plans to call a special legislative session in December to push for a tax on oil industry profits, the latest escalation in a feud over soaring gasoline prices that Newsom calls greedy and manipulative.

Newsom said on October 7th that he would con vene the special session on Dec. 5, the same day that a new class of lawmakers is sworn in. The work will take place on a separate track from the regular session to focus attention on what New som said has become one of the most urgent priorities for Californians: an “inexplicable” gap between gas prices in California and the national average that has grown to a record $2.50 a gal lon.

“This is just rank price-gouging,” Newsom told reporters following a speech in Sacramento, adding, “There’s nothing to justify it. Nothing. Not one thing.”

Gas prices in California have soared in recent weeks to an average of $6.39 per gallon, as of Friday, according to AAA, near the highest they’ve ever been. That compares to a national average of $3.89 per gallon.

Analysts have blamed maintenance-related shutdowns at several refineries in California, con stricting the supply of a special blend of gasoline mandated by the state to reduce pollution.

But Newsom said that the stoppages had knocked less than 6% of production offline, not nearly enough to justify the surge in costs at the pump. He said oil companies were clearly taking advantage of the situation to manipulate prices and pad their profits.

“This is one of the greatest fleecings for consum ers in world history,” he said.

In a statement, a representative for the oil indus try said the Legislature could better use its time reconsidering decades of energy policy that have driven up costs for Californians, rather than passing another tax that would only raise prices further.

“If this was anything other than a political stunt, the governor wouldn’t wait two months and would call the special session now, before the election,” said Kevin Slagle, a spokesperson for the Western States Petroleum Association. “This industry is ready right now to work on real solu tions to energy costs and reliability if that is what the Governor is truly interested in.”

Newsom, who originally unveiled his plans for a “windfall profits tax” on oil companies a week ago, had few additional details to share this week. He said he had been studying examples from other countries, including Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, and exchanging ideas with legislative leaders over the past few days. The plan could take the form of an excise tax, he said, with revenue being returned to taxpayers as re bates.

Despite his urgency, he said convening the spe cial session in two months would give his team time to “get our ducks in a row” — developing a strategy that can get through the Legislature, where a two-thirds vote by both houses is re quired for any tax measure, and stand up to ex pected legal challenges by the oil industry.

“It’s about doing it right, not fast,” he said. “We want to be deliberative.”

While Newsom’s proposal was cheered by en

vironmental groups, it remains to be seen what level of enthusiasm there will be in the Legisla ture, where the governor twisted arms to pass a sweeping package of climate measures over the summer. (The oil industry has already filed a referendum to overturn one of those, a setback requirement around oil and gas wells.) Dozens of new lawmakers will be taking office in Decem ber and the first issue they will now be asked to consider is a tax.

Senate President Pro Tem Toni Atkins, a San Di ego Democrat, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Lakewood Democrat, noted in a joint statement that California began on October 7th sending out $9.5 billion worth of tax rebates to help residents cover the rising cost of living.

“We will continue to examine all other options to help consumers,” Atkins and Rendon said. “A solution that takes excessive profits out of the hands of oil corporations and puts money back into the hands of consumers deserves strong consideration by the Legislature. We look for ward to examining the Governor’s detailed pro posal when we receive it.”

Republicans, who comprise a superminority of the Legislature, criticized the tax plan as insult ing and said that it would drive up prices further because oil companies would pass on the cost.

“The only reason to call a special legislative ses sion would be to suspend the gas tax, reduce the fees and regulations that make California gas so expensive, and allow permits to increase pro duction to lower gas prices,” Assemblymember Vince Fong, a Bakersfield Republican who is vice chairperson of the Assembly budget committee, said in a statement.

Last week, Newsom once again rejected calls to suspend the state’s 54-cent-per-gallon gas tax, because he said oil companies would sim ply pocket the savings. He said a windfall profits tax was the bold approach needed after years of “too timid” studies and investigations into exces sive gas prices in California.

“That just offsets their greed and avarice,” he said of suspending the gas tax, “when in fact we should be going after that greed and addressing the anxiety of people at the same time.”

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Elgobernador Gavin Newsom planea convo car una sesión legislativa especial en diciem bre para impulsar un impuesto sobre las ga nancias de la industria petrolera, la última escalada en una disputa por el aumento de los precios de la gasolina que Newsom llama codicioso y manipu lador.

Newsom dijo que convocaría la sesión especial el 5 de diciembre, el mismo día en que toma jura mento una nueva clase de legisladores. una de las prioridades más urgentes para los californianos: una brecha “inexplicable” entre los precios de la gasolina en California y el promedio nacional que ha crecido a un récord de $2.50 por galón.

“Esto es solo un aumento de precios”, dijo New som a los periodistas después de un discurso en Sacramento, y agregó: “No hay nada que lo justi fique. Nada. Ni una cosa”.’

Los precios de la gasolina en California se han disparado en las últimas semanas a un promedio de $6,39 por galón, a partir del viernes, según la AAA, cerca del nivel más alto que jamás haya ha bido. Eso se compara con un promedio nacional de $3.89 por galón.

Los analistas han culpado a los cierres relaciona dos con el mantenimiento en varias refinerías en California, lo que restringe el suministro de una mezcla especial de gasolina ordenada por el es tado para reducir la contaminación.

Pero Newsom ha dicho que estos cierres habían desconectado menos del 6% de la producción, lo que no es suficiente para justificar el aumento de los costos en las estaciones de servicio. Dijo que las compañías petroleras claramente se estaban aprovechando de la situación para manipular los precios y aumentar sus ganancias.

“Este es uno de los mayores despojos para los consumidores en la historia mundial”, dijo.

En un comunicado, un representante de la industria petrolera dijo que la Legislatura podría aprovechar mejor su tiempo reconsiderando décadas de políti ca energética que han aumentado los costos para los californianos, en lugar de aprobar otro impuesto que solo aumentaría aún más los precios.

“Si esto fuera algo más que un truco político, el gobernador no esperaría dos meses y convocaría la sesión especial ahora, antes de las eleccio nes”, dijo Kevin Slagle, vocero de la Asociación de Petróleo de los Estados Occidentales. “Esta indu

Newsom, quien originalmente reveló sus planes para un “impuesto a las ganancias inesperadas” en las compañías petroleras hace una semana, tenía pocos detalles adicionales para compartir la semana pasada. Dijo que había estado estudi ando ejemplos de otros países, incluidos Italia, Es paña y el Reino Unido, e intercambiando ideas con líderes legislativos en los últimos días. El plan po dría tomar la forma de un impuesto especial, dijo, y los ingresos se devolverían a los contribuyentes como reembolsos.

A pesar de su urgencia, dijo que convocar la ses ión especial en dos meses le daría tiempo a su equipo para “poder alinear nuestros patos” y de sarrollar una estrategia que pueda aprobar la Leg islatura, donde se requiere un voto de dos tercios de ambas cámaras para cualquier medida fiscal y hacer frente a los desafíos legales esperados por parte de la industria petrolera.

“Se trata de hacerlo bien, no rápido”, dijo. “Quere mos ser deliberativos”.

Si bien la propuesta de Newsom fue aplaudida por los grupos ambientalistas, queda por ver qué nivel de entusiasmo habrá en la Legislatura, donde el gobernador se esforzó por aprobar un amplio paquete de medidas climáticas durante el verano. (La industria petrolera ya presentó un referéndum para anular uno de esos, un requisito de revés en torno a los pozos de petróleo y gas ). Docenas de nuevos legisladores asumirán el cargo en diciem bre y el primer tema que ahora se les pedirá que consideren es un impuesto.

El presidente interino del Senado, Toni Atkins , demócrata de San Diego, y el presidente de la Asamblea, Anthony Rendon, demócrata de Lake wood, señalaron en una declaración conjunta que California comenzó a enviar $9.5 mil millones en reembolsos de impuestos para ayudar a los resi dentes a cubrir el aumento del costo de vida.

“Continuaremos examinando todas las demás opciones para ayudar a los consumidores”, dijeron Atkins y Rendon. “Una solución que saque las ga nancias excesivas de las manos de las corpora ciones petroleras y devuelva el dinero a las manos de los consumidores merece una fuerte consid eración por parte de la Legislatura. Esperamos examinar la propuesta detallada del gobernador cuando la recibamos”.

Los republicanos, que constituyen una super minoría de la Legislatura, criticaron el plan fiscal como un insulto y dijeron que aumentaría aún más los precios porque las compañías petroleras repercutirían el costo.

“La única razón para convocar una sesión legis lativa especial sería suspender el impuesto a la gasolina, reducir las tarifas y regulaciones que ha cen que la gasolina de California sea tan costosa y permitir los permisos para aumentar la produc ción para reducir los precios de la gasolina”, dijo en un comunicado el asambleísta Vince Fong, un republicano de Bakersfield que es vicepresidente del comité de presupuesto de la Asamblea.

El 7 de octubre Newsom rechazó una vez más los llamados a suspender el impuesto estatal a la gas olina de 54 centavos por galón, porque dijo que las compañías petroleras simplemente se em bolsarían los ahorros. Dijo que un impuesto a las ganancias extraordinarias era el enfoque audaz que se necesitaba después de años de estudios e investigaciones “demasiado tímidos” sobre los precios excesivos de la gasolina en California.

“Eso simplemente compensa su codicia y ava ricia”, dijo sobre la suspensión del impuesto a la gasolina, “cuando de hecho deberíamos perse guir esa codicia y abordar la ansiedad de las per sonas al mismo tiempo”.

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El gobernador Newsom convocó una sesión legislativa especial sobre reembolsos para compensar los altos precios de la gasolina. La sesión será el 5 de diciembre, coincidiendo con la juramentación de la nueva Legislatura Gov. Gavin Newsom tells reporters he's calling a special legislative session on an oil windfall profits tax to fund rebates in Sacramento on Oct. 7, 2022. Photo Credit: Rahul Lal / CalMatters
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GERRYMANDERED MAPS DRIVING ELECTORAL PROCESS OVER THE CLIFF

Supreme Court Hears Alabama and Louisiana Lawsuits

New York Times colum nist David Leonhardt says gerrymandering is not the biggest threat facing American democracy. Activ ists who are fighting against a new Jim Crow and one-party politics in nine Southern states would beg to differ.

Unfair election maps are bound to produce unfair re sults in the upcoming midterm elections with long-lasting negative impacts throughout the South.

Evan Milligan is Executive Di rector of Alabama Forward, a coalition of 30+ organizations working to engage more vot ers, especially young people of color. He is the lead plaintiff in a Supreme Court case, Mer rill v. Milligan, which heard oral arguments on Oct. 4.

In Alabama, Blacks make up 27% of the state’s residents

but are now packed into one congressional district with Whites concentrated into six other districts. That’s one rea son why Milligan sued but not the only one.

“If you make it out of your pri mary because your district is drawn in a way that disadvan tages competition, then the most extreme candidate be comes the person who gets on the ballot. That is what is driving our political discourse today and it’s going to drive us off a cliff,” Milligan said during an EMS Sept. 30 press confer ence on threats to the elec toral process.

Civil Rights plaintiffs filed law suits challenging newly ad opted redistricting plans in 12 Southern states. Gerryman dering is at the heart of them all.

In Alabama, a three-judge panel found the maps ap proved by the legislature to be discriminatory and ordered the state to redraw congres

sional districts so Blacks would have a second opportunity district. They didn’t do it.

Activists are beginning to use the phrase “one demand, two options,” Milligan noted, mean ing permanent voting rights protection for all Americans either by a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution or the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Act.

“That’s something we can place our hope in,” Milligan said.

Heading into the Midterms

Alabama has lots of ways to keep people disengaged from politics. Registering voters is difficult; getting them to the polls is tough, too.

The minimum wage of $7.25/ hr. is still the norm in Alabama. The state’s income tax starts below the poverty level, ear lier than any other state in the country. Food and medicine are taxed in Alabama. Alabama did not expand Medicaid for its

low-income residents. Milligan said that families are under enormous pressure just to make ends meet.

So, when organizers urge people to get out and vote to make things change, they are likely to respond, “How? I have a shift job and only get a half hour for lunch.”

In Florida, Black Voters Matter and Common Cause chal lenged unfair election maps because Black and Latino election districts were cut in half. One lawsuit contends the maps obliterated Florida’s 5th Congressional District by split ting its Black population into four congressional districts. Plaintiffs contend that it elimi nates three Democratic seats and transforms two previously competitive districts into Re publican-leaning seats.

In another Florida case, Com mon Cause v. Lee, plaintiffs claim the new election maps reduce the number of Black opportunity districts from four to two.

“Those cases are still being fought in state and federal courts,” said Kira RomeroCraft, director of legal strategy for Demos. She said civil rights groups won a lawsuit against an anti-voter law, SB 90. The law was an attempt to keep minorities away from the polls in 2022 because they came out to vote in unprecedented numbers in 2020.

SB 90 outlawed ballot drop boxes and made it a misde meanor to offer people water or food while waiting to vote. Civil rights groups sued in March 2021. It took a year, but in a recent 288-page decision the federal court in the north ern district of Florida found for the plaintiffs on most of their

claims.

“It was really remarkable given that in this state the legislature and the Governor have been activist, meaning they are go ing after anyone who is chal lenging the system or the leg islature,” Romero-Craft said.

Closing down polling stations

Afraid their candidates couldn’t win a fair election, in the 13 states once covered by the preclearance provision of the Voting Rights Act, Re publicans closed down 1,688 polling stations between 2012 and 2018.

Election officials say fewer centralized polls save money. But it makes casting a vote harder for people with disabili ties, for working people, and for people who don’t drive. Ac tivists say election officials like things that way.

Earlier this year Lincoln Coun ty, Georgia, tried to shut down all but one of its polling loca tions. Only one third of voters in that county own a car and fewer polling places mean longer travel times and longer lines waiting to vote.

“There has been an increase in unnecessary closures of poll ing places and blaming it on the Americans with Disabili ties Act (ADA),” said Michele Bishop, an organizer with the National Disability Rights Net work in Washington.

In 2018, election officials in Randolph County, Geor gia, closed 80% of all polling places, Bishop noted. They claimed it was because they were inaccessible under ADA regulations.

Randolph County election of ficials could have made ac commodations to comply with

the ADA like relocating polling places, but they didn’t bother.

“Taking away a polling place entirely in no way makes vot ing more accessible for people with disabilities or any voter,” Bishop said. Another problem is that precinct workers some times bar them from having assistance if they’re blind or can’t walk, even though hav ing help is a legal right. Overall, some 6% of disabled voters –as many as 4-5 million people – find voting barriers impos sible to surmount, Bishop says.

The Brennan Center has been tracking anti-voter legislation in every state. One out of three restrictive voter laws passed in the last decade were passed in 2021 and election deniers introduced many of them.

“We’re seeing election deniers running for office as election officials and we’re seeing elec tion deniers being recruited to be poll workers and to be poll watchers,” said Sean MoralesDoyle, director of Brennan’s Democracy Program.

In response the Brennan Cen ter put out an election guide that shows the safeguards in place to prevent rogue poll workers from causing major disruption to elections. “Every state has these in place,” he said.

Election denial, racial discrimi nation, voter suppression –these are the hallmarks of an authoritarian cloud Trump has cast over the American land scape that threatens our col lective future.

On November 3, 2022 the Democrats will likely lose five seats in the House, according to FiveThirtyEight political ana lyst Nate Cohn. But he’s been wrong before.

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LOS MAPAS EN LOS QUE LA CIRCUNSCRIPCIÓN ELECTORAL HA SIDO MANIPULADA LANZAN AL PRECIPICIO EL PROCESO ELECTORAL

David Leonhardt, periodista de The New York Times, dice que la manipu lación de la circunscripción electoral no es la mayor amenaza a la que se enfren ta la democracia americana. Los activistas que luchan contra una nueva política unipartidista a lo Jim Crow en nueve estados del sur no estarán de acuerdo.

Los injustos mapas electorales producirán resultados injustos en las próximas eleccio nes de medio término con efectos negati vos de larga duración en todo el Sur.

Evan Milligan es director ejecutivo de Ala bama Forward, una coalición de más de 30 organizaciones que trabajan para involu crar a más votantes, sobre todo a jóvenes de color. Es el demandante principal en Merrill v. Milligan, un caso de la Corte Su prema que escuchó argumentos orales el 4 de octubre.

En Alabama, el 27% de los residentes del estado son negros, pero están ahora apelotonados en un distrito congresal y los blancos se concentran en otros seis dis tritos. Esa es una razón por la que Milligan demandó, pero no es la única.

“Si ganas la primaria porque tu distrito está diseñado de una manera que pone en desventaja a la competencia, entonces el candidato más extremo será la persona que salga en la boleta electoral. Eso es lo que está dirigiendo el discurso político hoy y nos va a lanzar al precipicio”, dijo Milligan durante la rueda de prensa de EMS sobre las amenazas al proceso electoral el 30 de septiembre.

Los demandantes de derechos civiles presentaron demandas que impugnan los planes de una redistribución de los distritos electorales recién adoptados en 12 estados del Sur. La manipulación de la circunscrip ción electoral está en el centro de todos.

En Alabama, un panel de tres jueces con sideró que los mapas aprobados por la legislatura eran discriminatorios y ordenó al estado volver a trazar los distritos congre sales para que los negros tuvieran un distri to de segunda oportunidad. No lo hicieron.

Los activistas están empezando a usar la frase “una petición, dos opciones”, observó Milligan, lo que significa protecciones per manentes de derecho al voto para todos los americanos ya sea por la Enmienda 28 de la Constitución de EUA o por la apro bación de la Ley de derecho al voto John Lewis.

“Eso es algo en lo que podemos tener es peranzas”, dijo Milligan.

Se acercan las elecciones de medio té rmino

tener a la gente indiferente a la política. Registrar a los votantes es difícil; conseguir que lleguen a las urnas es difícil también.

El salario mínimo de $7.25 es aún lo normal en Alabama. El impuesto estatal sobre la renta empieza por debajo del umbral de la pobreza, antes de cualquier otro estado del país. Hay impuestos sobre los alimentos y los medicamentos en Alabama. Alabama no amplió Medicaid para sus residentes de bajos ingresos. Milligan dijo que las familias están bajo una enorme presión para llegar a fin de mes.

Así que, cuando los organizadores animan a las personas a ir a votar para mejorar las cosas, probablemente digan “¿Cómo?” Tengo un trabajo a turnos y solo me toca media hora para almorzar”.

En Florida, Black Voters Matter y Common Cause se opusieron a los injustos mapas electorales porque se habían dividido por la mitad a los distritos electorales de negros y latinos. Una demanda sostiene que los mapas aniquilaron al 5o Distrito congresal de Florida al dividir su población negra en cuatro distritos congresales. Los deman dantes sostienen que elimina tres asientos democráticos y transforma dos distritos previamente competitivos en asientos incli nados hacia el lado Republicano.

En otro caso de Florida, Common Cause v. Lee, los demandantes declaran que los nuevos mapas electorales reducen el número de distritos de oportunidad negra de cuatro a dos.

“Estos casos aún se están defendiendo en las cortes estatales y federales”, dijo Kira Romero-Craft, directora de estrategias le gales en Demos.org. Dijo que grupos de derechos civiles ganaron una demanda contra una ley anti-votante, la SB 90. La ley era un intento de mantener a las minorías alejadas de las urnas en 2022 porque habían salido a votar en números sin prec

edentes en 2020.

La SB 90 prohibió por ley los buzones para boletas electorales y decretaba que ofrecerles agua y alimento a las personas que esperaban para votar constituía un delito menor. Los grupos de derechos ci viles presentaron una demanda en marzo 2021. Tardó un año, pero en una decisión reciente de 288 páginas la corte federal en el distrito del norte de Florida dio la razón a los demandantes en la mayoría de sus de mandas.

“Es realmente notable dado que en este es tado la legislatura y el Gobernador han sido activistas, lo que significa que van a por cu alquier persona que se oponga al sistema o a la legislatura”, dijo Romero-Craft.

Cerrar las estaciones de votación

Al temer que sus candidatos no podrían ganar una elección justa, los Republica nos cerraron 1,688 estaciones de votación entre 2012 y 2018, en los 13 estados que habían estado cubiertos por la disposición de autorización previa de la Ley de derecho al voto.

Los funcionarios de elecciones dicen que al tener menos urnas centralizadas se ahorra dinero. Pero dificulta la votación para perso nas con discapacidades, para la gente que trabaja, y para las personas que no mane jan. Los activistas dicen que a los funciona rios de elecciones les gusta así.

A principios de este año el Condado de Lin coln en Georgia trató de cerrar todos me nos uno de sus lugares de votación. Solo una tercera parte de los votantes en ese condado tiene un coche y menos lugares para votar significa más tiempo de viaje y filas más largas para esperar a votar.

“Se han aumentado los cierres innecesa rios de lugares de votación, echándole la culpa a la Ley de Americanos con discapa cidades (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés)”, dijo Michele Bishop, organizadora con la Na tional Disability Rights Network en Wash ington.

En 2018, los funcionarios de elecciones del Condado de Randolph en Georgia cer raron el 80% de todos los lugares de vo tación, observó Bishop. Declararon que fue porque no eran accesibles según las nor mas de la ADA.

Los funcionarios de elecciones del Con dado de Randolph podían haber hecho arreglos para cumplir con la ADA, como reubicar los lugares de votación, pero no se molestaron.

“Quitar un lugar de votación por completo no hace de ninguna manera más accesible la votación para personas con discapacid ades o para cualquier votante”, dijo Bishop. Otro problema es que los trabajadores de distritos electorales a veces impiden que algunas personas que son ciegas o no pueden caminar tengan ayuda, aun cu ando tener ayuda es un derecho legal. En general, alrededor del 6% de los votantes discapacitados – casi 4 a 5 millones de personas – encuentran las barreras al voto imposibles de superar, dice Bishop.

El Centro Brennan ha estado siguiendo la legislación anti-votante en cada estado. Una de cada tres leyes restrictivas del voto que se aprobaron en la última década se aprobaron en 2021 y los negacionistas electorales presentaron muchas de ellas.

“Vemos que los negacionistas electorales se están presentando como candidatos para el puesto de funcionario de elecciones y vemos que se está reclutando a nega cionistas electorales para ser trabajadores en las urnas y vigilantes de las urnas”, dijo Sean Morales-Doyle, director del Democ racy Program de Brennan.

En respuesta, el Centro Brennan sacó una guía electoral que muestra las garantías que hay para evitar que trabajadores de las urnas deshonestos causen interrupciones mayores en las elecciones. “Todos los esta dos las tienen”, dijo.

El negacionismo electoral, la discriminación racial, la supresión de votantes – señas de identidad de una nube autoritaria que Trump ha arrojado sobre el panorama es tadounidense y que amenaza nuestro fu turo colectivo.

El 3 de noviembre, 2022, los Demócratas probablemente perderán cinco asientos en la Cámara, según Nate Cohn, analista político de FiveThirtyEight. Pero ya se ha equivocado alguna vez.

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Es tiempo de recibir la vacuna contra la gripe y la dosis de refuerzo ómicron

Protéjase de complicaciones graves de salud.

Hay un refuerzo de COVID actualizado. Es especialmente importante que los adultos mayores lo obtengan.

Todas las personas mayores de 6 meses deben vacunarse contra la gripe este otoño.

Póngase las dos vacunas en una sola visita. Hable con su médico para programar una cita o acuda a la farmacia más cercana.

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TEATRO’S VISION’S MACARIO RETURNS THIS OCTOBER

Teatro Visión

Returning to the Teatro Visión stage for the first time in three years, Macario is the classic story adapted by Evelina Fernández and Teatro Visión from B. Traven’s novel and film, of a poor woodcutter who dreams of living a day without hunger. When his wife makes his dream come true, he is given a healing power that could change his family and his community’s lives forever.

Since early August, five days a week, a group of artists of all ages has gathered at the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza to rehearse Macario, a Día de los Muertos musical produced by San José’s own Chicano theater company, Teatro Visión. Macario stars Teatro Visión veterans and new community members alike, and is presented in Spanish with supertitles in both English and Spanish.

Teatro Visión Artistic Director Rodrigo García explains the significance of Macario’s return this year: “In the sixth year of this captivating theatre production, we have returning artists as well as new, and we have our community coming back to enjoy the show, assured that they will enjoy a fresh, re-imagined produc tion.

“Macario is more than just a play, it is a cel ebration of a cultural tradition that reminds us that Death is not about absence or lacking; on the contrary it is about presence. La Muerte

se aparece, walks around and observes the altar, perceives, smells, tastes, listens. Death is not a stranger but a live presence that at times can be our more faithful friend.”

You can see Macario live and in-person Oc tober 13-23 at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater and on demand November 1-30.

Tickets are $10 to $40, on sale now at www. teatrovision.org/macario or (408) 294-6621.

Macario is directed by Rodrigo García and features music by Russell Rodríguez and original choreography by Samuel Cortez.

MACARIO DE TEATRO VISIÓN REGRESA ESTE OCTUBRE

semana, un grupo de artistas de diferentes edades se ha congregado para ensayar Ma cario, una producción musical producida por la compañía de teatro Chicano en San José, Teatro Visión.

El director artístico de Teatro Visión, Rodrigo García, explica la importancia del regreso de Macario este año: “En el sexto año de esta fascinante obra tenemos artistas veteranos así como artistas nuevos y tenemos a nues tra comunidad que regresa para ver la obra, seguros de que van a disfrutar una produc ción fresca y reimaginada.

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es la historia clásica adap tada por Evelina Fernández y Teatro Visión de la novela y película de B. Traven. Se trata de un pobre leñador que sueña con un día sin hambre. Cuando su esposa hace de su sueño una realidad, él recibe el poder de curar que puede cambiar las vidas de su familia y su comunidad para siempre.

Desde principios de agosto, cinco días a la

“Macario es más que solo una obra, es una celebración de una tradición cultural que nos recuerda que la Muerte no se trata de la ausencia ni la falta de; por lo contrario se trata de la presencia. La Muerte se aparece, le da la vuelta al altar, percibe, huele, saborea, escucha. La Muerte no es una desconocida sino una presencia viva que a veces puede ser nuestra más fiel amiga.”

Pueden venir a ver Macario en vivo del 13 al 23 de octubre en el teatro de la Plaza de la Herencia Mexicana y por pedido del 1 al 30 de noviembre. Boletos de $10 a $40 ya están a la venta por medio de www.teatrovision. org/macario o llamando al (408) 294-6621. Macario es dirigida por Rodrigo García y contiene música de Russell Rodríguez y co reografía original de Samuel Cortez.

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Creando puentes de oportunidad.

East West Bank fue fruto de la necesidad de diversidad, equidad e inclusión. Nos establecimos hace casi 50 años para brindar servicio a nuestra comunidad desfavorecida. Hoy en día, somos un banco comercial líder de servicio integral, pero nuestras raíces no las hemos olvidado. Y seguiremos atendiendo sus necesidades financieras.

TRÍADA DE ARCÁNGELES MILAGROSOS

apariciones en la Biblia.

Se le apareció en forma de hombre al pro feta Daniel (Daniel 8:16; 9:21), se pareció a San Zacarías para anunciar que su esposa Santa Isabel daría a luz a San Juan Bautista (Lucas 1:11,19), y también se le apareció a la Santísi ma Virgen María para anunciarle que sería la madre de Jesucristo, El Salvador del Mundo (Lucas 1:26)

Oración a San Gabriel

Dios bendito y misericordioso, que entre to dos los ángeles que moran en el cielo, elegiste al Arcángel Gabriel para anunciar a María

Santísima los misterios de tu encarnación; concédenos

benignamente a los que celebramos su an gelical santidad y

Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador

San Miguel Arcángel

Es considerado como el Capitán de las legio nes celestiales. San Miguel Arcángel ha sido coronado como el eterno vencedor en contra de todas las fuerzas del mal. Y se ha escrito que estará presente el día del juicio final. Pro tege contra envidias, malos espíritus, hechiz os, y en contra de toda maldad.

San Miguel es uno de los Arcángeles men cionados en las Santas Escrituras. Él. es el de más alto rango de los siete Arcángeles y tiene cuatro obligaciones principales: pelear por siempre contra el poder maligno de Satanás, rescatar almas de las garras de la oscuridad, defender a todas las personas que creen en el poder de Dios, y llamar a todos los que parten de la Tierra para llevar a esas almas ante el juicio del Creador.

Oración a San Miguel

San Miguel Arcángel, tú que eres el encar gado

de todos los trabajos en el mundo entero, acudo

a tu sagrada presencia y enciendo una vela roja en tu honor.

Te ruego que cuides y ampares a todos mis seres queridos.

Consuélame cuando me encuentre en el me dio de la

angustia y desvanece toda maldad que en cuentre en el camino.

Ilumina mis pasos y encamíname al bien por medio de la

Purificación espiritual. Todo esto te lo pido en el nombre de Jesús de Nazaret. Amén.

San Gabriel Arcángel San Gabriel es el Ángel que trae buenas noti cias, y anuncia las bendiciones que el Creador obrará en la vida de los creyentes, es el ángel mensajero de Dios, su nombre significa” Pod er de Dios” De él existen varios relatos de sus

festividad en la Tierra, que gocemos de su pa trocinio en el cielo.

Y así seamos merecedores de tu reino. Así sea.

Amén.

San Rafael Arcángel

Su nombre significa “Dios Sana”. Asiste los creyentes cuando están enfermos, sana todo tipo de padecimientos y devuelve la alegría de vivir.

San Rafael es uno de los siete Ángeles que están apostados constantemente ante el trono del Altísimo (Tobías 12:15) Bajo la apa riencia humana, siguió al joven Tobías hacia Rages, para así cobrar un préstamo hecho por el viejo Tobías a Gabelo. Durante el cami no se detuvo para arrojar a un demonio fuera de Sara, hija de Ragüel, a la que obtuvo en matrimonio para Tobías. Luego fue a Recibir el dinero de Gabelo, y recondujo al joven Tobías sano y salvo devuelta a su casa. Inmediata mente entró a la morada, curó de la ceguera al viejo Tobías (Tobías 5:11) y lleno aquella casa de grandes bendiciones enviadas por Dios.

Oración a San Rafael

Gloriosísimo Arcángel San Rafael, por aquella caridad con la que acompañaste al joven Tobías, guardándole de muchos peligros, librándolo a él y a su es posa Sara, de grandes dificultades. También devolvién dole la vista a su padre, y colmando su morada de toda clase de bendiciones.

Os ruego piadoso Príncipe, que me asistas en la tribulación, me defiendas contra el mal que se esconde en la tiniebla y me apartes de la impureza y la envidia. Final mente asísteme en el medio del quebranto y acompáñame en la jornada que me conducirá a la eternidad.

Amén.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 22CV402815

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shani Ziva Baron TO ALL IN TERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Shani Ziva Baron, Omri Attou has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shani Ziva Baron to Shani Eitan b. Omri Attoun to Omri Eitan c. Guy Attoun to Guy Eitan d. Alma Attoun to Alma Eitan e. Ella Attoun to Ella Eitan 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all per sons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR

ING: Date: 01/17/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Sep 07, 2022

October 14, 21, 28 and November 4, 2022

Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Jean Bates Case No. 22PR192579

1.To all heirs, ben eficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Jean Bates. 2. A Peti tion for Probate has been filed by Jennifer Christina Lang in the Superior Court of Cali

fornia, County of Santa Clara. 3.The Petition for Probate requests that Jennifer Christina Lang be appointed as per sonal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. 5. The pe tition 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 ob taining 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 adminis tration authority will be granted unless an inter ested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the author ity. 6. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: November 14, 2022, at 9:01am, Dept. 5, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 7 If you object to the grant ing 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. 8. 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 representative appoint ed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal rep resentative 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 at torney knowledgeable in California law. 9. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account

as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

10. Attorney for Peti tioner: Gerald W. Cummings 1030 E. El Camino Real #426 Sunnyvale, CA 94087 (408)615-8930

October 14, 21 and 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689015

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: MIAMI BEACH CLUB, 417 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a limited liability com pany. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): GIANT III ENTERTAIN MENT LLC, 417 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 12/02/2010. This filing is a refile [Change(s) in facts form previous filing] of previous file #: FBN608875. “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.)

/s/ Pierre Kouchekey GIANT III ENTERTAIN MENT LLC LLC MEMBER

Article/Reg#: 200529010252

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/26/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 689015

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689146

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ANTOJOS DE FALLA 3535 Pitcair Way, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): YUNIS STHEVENS FALLA, 3534 Pitcair Way, San Jose, CA 95111. The registrant began transacting business

under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

/s/ Yunis Sthevens Falla This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/30/2022. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 689146

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689093

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LITTLE GIANTS MONTESSORI DAYCARE INC., 443 Woodcock Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a corpora tion. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): LITTLE GIANTS MON TESSORI DAYCARE INC., 443 Woodcock Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 09/29/2022. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

/s/ Silvia Ortega LITTLE GIANTS MON TESSORI DAYCARE INC

President Article/Reg#: C4846427

Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/29/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Ronald Nguyen, Deputy File No. FBN 689093

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689303

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Rodriguez Auto Body Repair Inc,

Rodriguez Auto Body Repair 3435 Mount Saint Helena Dr, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Rodriguez Auto Body Repair Inc, 3435 Mount Saint Helena Dr, San Jose, CA 95127. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Jose Flavio Rodri guez Rodriguez Auto Body Repair Inc President

Article/Reg#: 5174631 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 10/06/2022. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 689303

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689248

The following person(s) is (are) doing busi ness as: GOLIATH POLYGRAPH, 25 E. Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an Indi vidual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Mignon Burrell, 479 Elm Avenue, Milpitas, CA 95035. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Mignon Burrell This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 10/05/2022. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Ronald Nguyen, Deputy File No. FBN 689248

Distrito de Tránsito del Condado de San Mateo (SamTrans) busca un miembro para la Junta

La Junta Directiva del Distrito de Tránsito del Condado de San Mateo (San Mateo County Transit District) busca postulantes para ocupar un puesto de miembro público. El candidato exitoso será uno de nueve directores responsables de establecer la política del Distrito de Tránsito que opera el servicio de autobuses de SamTrans. Los postulantes deben ser residentes de la región costera del Condado de San Mateo y no deben haber ocupado un cargo electivo dentro del último año. Las solicitudes se encuentran disponibles en línea en: https://samtrans.com/about-samtrans/boarddirectors o llamando al 650-508-6242. La fecha límite para recibir solicitudes es el 4 de noviembre de 2022

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688980

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: HARJINDER & ASSOCIATES, 3104 Florence Ct, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. This busi ness is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Harjinder Singh, 3104 Florence Ct, San Jose, CA 95127. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 01/01/2022. This filing is a refile [Change(s) in facts from previous filing] of previous file#: FBN682950. “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.)

/s/ Harjinder Singh This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/23/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 688980

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689188

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ESSENCE AUTO DETAILING 5725 Winfield Blvd #1, San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name

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.

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. Si usted cree que su niño pueda tener una de estas necesidades especiales, por favor contacte a su distrito escolar local o la oficina de SELPA al (650) 802-5464.

and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Jose Mejia, 2283 Ralmar Ave, East Palo Alto, CA 94303. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 10/03/2022. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

/s/ Jose Mejia This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 10/03/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 689188

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689057

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ATTIC ELITE, 3185 De La Cruz Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are):

ATTICELITE INSULA TION SOLUTIONS, 3185 De La Cruz Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 08/01/2019. This filing is a first filing. “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

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guilty of a crime.)

/s/ Milosz Makarewicz

ATTICELITE INSULA

TION SOLUTIONS

Owner Article/Reg#: 4319853

Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/27/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 689057

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403525

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kailin Hu TO ALL INTER ESTED PERSONS: 1.

Petitioner(s) Kailin Hu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kailin Hu to Kailin Law 2. THE COURT OR DERS 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.

Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/24/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Sep 28, 2022

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403090

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: NAVEEN NAVEEN TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) NAVEEN NAVEEN has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. NAVEEN NAVEEN to NAVEEN PHOUR 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/17/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Sep 14, 2022

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV394584

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Haleen Stepans TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Haleen Stepans has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as fol lows: a. Haleen Stepans to Halin Stepans 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 11/08/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Jul 22, 2022

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV401252

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Suzana Vargas TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Suzana Vargas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as fol lows: a. Suzana Vargas to Suzanne P. Laschin ske 2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed,

the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 11/15/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Jul 27, 2022

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV404020

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: CO MAI TO ALL INTER ESTED PERSONS: 1.

Petitioner(s) CO MAI has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. CO MAI to MICHAEL KHOA NGUYEN 2.

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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 2/07/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Oct 06, 2022

Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior

Court

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403923

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jose Juan Cortes TO ALL IN TERESTED PERSONS:

1. Petitioner(s) Jose Juan Cortes has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jose Juan Cortes to Joan Cortez 2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 2/07/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Oct 04, 2022

Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403174

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Linda Hle Yang TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Linda Hle Yang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as fol

lows: a. Linda Hle Yang to Charley Hle Yang

2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/24/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Sep 16, 2022 Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403435

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Morgie Mercado TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Morgie Mercado has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Morgie Mercado to Meliany Isbel Mercado

2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must

appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/31/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Sep 26, 2022

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403328

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ricky Darnell Massie TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s)

Ricky Darnell Massie has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ricky Darnell Massie to Rickey Darnell Massie

Webster 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all per sons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/24/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Sep 21, 2023

October 14, 21, 28; November 04, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689133

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: AGRUPACION DE COMERCIANTES DEL NORTE DE

CALIFORNIA 459 S.

Capitol Ave Suite 12, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Mayra L Perez, 459 S. Capitol Ave Suite 12, San Jose, CA 95127. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/30/2022. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Mayra L Perez This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/30/2022. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy

File No. FBN 689133

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689001

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LOBO’S TACOS, 1620 Crucero Dr Apt 1, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Karen Anahi Villalobos

Huerta, 1620 Crucero Dr Apt 1, San Jose, CA 95122. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/16/2022. This filing is a refile [Change(s) in facts from previous] of previous file #: FBN685311. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true

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information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

/s/ Karen Anahi Villalo

bos Huerta

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/26/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 689001

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689138

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GOLDEN GATE

REALTY COMPANY, 1264 E Fremont Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County

This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence ad dress of the registrant(s) is (are): Jennifer J Chen, 1264 E Fremont Terrace, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.

The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 7/01/1997. This filing is a refile [Change(s) in facts from previous filing] of previous file #: FBN635200. “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.)

/s/ Jennifer J. Chen

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/30/2022. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

File No. FBN 689138

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689231

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: JOSPER ELECTRIC, 6882 Aintree Drive, San Jose, CA 95119, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Jose Arredondo Perez, 6882 Aintree Drive, San Jose, CA 95119. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 10/04/2022. This filing

is a first filing. “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.)

/s/ Jose Perez Arre dondo

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 10/04/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

File No. FBN 689231

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688862

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CARNITAS MICHO ACAN, 5526 Monterey Road, San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a limited liability company. The name and residence ad dress of the registrant(s) is (are): CARNITAS MI CHOACAN LLC, 9523 Navajo Ct, Gilroy, CA 95020. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 10/01/2022.

This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all informa tion 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.)

/s/ Itzel Lazcano CARNITAS MICHO ACAN LLC President Article/Reg#: 202024610269

Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/20/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 688862

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688870

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Birrio Taros y An tojitos al Estilo Jalisco, 1684 S 7th St, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by

an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Alma Gonzalez, 151 N King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/20/2022.

This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all informa tion 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.)

/s/ Alma Gonzalez

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/20/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 688870

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

NO. 688918

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Las 3 Maria’s Bakery, 3481 McKee Rd, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence ad dress of the registrant(s) is (are): Ma. Concepcion Vallejo, 254 Southside Dr, San Jose, CA 95111.

The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/22/2022.

This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all informa tion 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.)

/s/ Ma. Concepcion Vallejo

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/22/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Elaine Fader, Deputy File No. FBN 688918

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688832

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: J&M Solutions, 1235 Locost St, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa

Clara County This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Johan Michael Serrano Luna, 1235 Locost St, San Jose, CA 95110. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

/s/ Johan Michael Ser rano Luna

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/19/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 688832

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688869

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Monitos 1590 Ber ryessa Rd, San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a married couple. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Alma Gonzalez, 151 N King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/20/2022.

This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all informa tion 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.)

/s/ Alma Gonzalez

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/20/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 688869

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688632

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Great Builder, 1021 E. Empire St, San

Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Cesar Alejandro Chavez Contreras, 1021 E. Empire St, San Jose, CA 95112. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/12/2022. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all informa tion 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.)

/s/ Cesar A. Chavez Contreras

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/12/2022. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 688632

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689105

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LAW OFFICES OF PHUC DINH DO, PC, 181 South King Road, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): LAW OFFICES OF PHUC DINH DO, PC, 181 South King Road, San Jose, CA 95116. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/29/2022. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

/s/ PHUC DINH DO Law Offices of Phuc Dinh Do, PC Director

Article/Reg#: 3633327

Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/29/2022. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Patty Camarena, Deputy File No. FBN 689105

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403854

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Dorian Golan TO ALL INTERESTED PER

SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Dorian Golan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as fol lows: a. Dorian Frances Golan to Dorian Frances Smith 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all per sons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR

ING: Date: 12/27/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Oct 03, 2022

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403046

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: MAHN HONG TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) MAHN HONG has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. MAHN HONG to BOBBY BUNSEKI

2. THE COURT OR

DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/31/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

3. 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.

Oct 03, 2022

NOTICE OF HEAR

ING: Date: 12/27/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Sep 13, 2022

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403858

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Chloe Kilbane TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s)

Chloe Kilbane has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chloe Marie Kilbane to Chloe Marie Herbert 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all per sons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403866

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of Raina Martinez and Irving Martinez TO ALL IN TERESTED PERSONS:

1. Petitioner(s) Raine Martinez and Irving Martinez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Iveth Analiza Martinez Gonzalez to Ingrid Analee Martinez Gonzalez 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 2/07/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

3. 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

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circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

Oct 03, 2022

Jacqueline Arroyo

Judge of the Superior Court

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403223

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sergio Adolfo Gutierrez TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s)

Sergio Adolfo Gutierrez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sergio Adolfo Gutierrez to Adolfo Ruiz Gutierrez

2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/24/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Sep 19, 2022

Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV401321

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Megan Fowler & Darryl Fowler II TO

ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s)

Megan Fowler & Darryl Fowler II has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ethan Carter Guruwaiya-Fowler to Ethan Carter Fowler

2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 11/15/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Jul 28, 2022

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403436

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Giyil Janice Chang TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Giyil Janice Chang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Giyil Janice Chang to Janice Bae 2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting

to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/31/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Sep 26, 2022 Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV401209

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Jacqueline Rocha Hernandez TO ALL INTERESTED PER

ING: Date: 11/15/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Jul 26, 2022

Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403613

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403652

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Truong Huu Pham TO ALL IN TERESTED PERSONS:

1. Petitioner(s) Truong

Huu Pham has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Truong Huu Pham to James Huu Pham 2. THE COURT

95138. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/26/2022. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all informa tion 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.)

/s/ Marco Valencia This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/26/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

(are): 11 CONCRETE AND PAVING INC, 443 Woodcock Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/29/2022. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

/s/ Silvia Ortega

By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 689000

September 30; Octo ber 7, 14, 21, 2022

11 CONCRETE AND PAVING INC President Article/Reg#: C4847060

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alex Alijah Hartzler TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Alex Alijah Hartzler has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alex Alijah Hartzler to Alex Alijah Terreau 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/31/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Sep 29, 2022 Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

ORDERS that all per sons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689058

Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/29/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Jazmin Clean ing Company, 1254 Coronado Dr. Apt #7, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence ad dress of the registrant(s) is (are): YARELI JAZMIN MARTINEZ VARGAS, 1254 Coronado Dr. Apt #7, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

/s/ Yareli Jazmin Marti nez Vargas

By: /s/ Ronald Nguyen, Deputy File No. FBN 689092

September 30; Octo ber 7, 14, 21, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689043

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/21/2022. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy

File No. FBN 688903

September 30; Octo ber 7, 14, 21, 2022

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 1/31/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Sep 30, 2022 Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

NO. 689000

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ROSIE’S GREEN CLEANING, 1311 Danube Way, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an indi vidual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): ROSA I GUARDADO, 1311 Danube Way, San Jose, CA 95116. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/27/2022. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NA BODY SCULPT ING & BEAUTY ACADEMY, 3566

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV402238

SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Jacqueline Rocha Hernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jacqueline Rocha-Hernandez AKA Jacqueline Rocha Her nandez to Jacqueline Lopez Rocha 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

/s/ Rosa I Guardado This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/27/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 689058

September 30; Octo ber 7, 14, 21, 2022

Pleasant Crest Drive, San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence ad dress of the registrant(s) is (are): Norma Alvarez, 3566 Pleasant Cret Drive, San Jose, CA 95148. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: TAM THI THANH NGUYEN TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s)

TAM THI THANH NGUYEN has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. TAM THI THANH NGUYEN aka TAM T NGUYEN aka TAM THANH THI NGUYEN aka TAM THI NGUYEN to QUEENIE

NOTICE OF HEAR

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: Lock Outs and Jump Starts, 6130 Monterey Hwy #238, San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara County This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence ad dress of the registrant(s) is (are): Marco Valencia, 6130 Monterey Hwy #238, San Jose, CA

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 689092

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 11 CONCRETE AND PAVING INC, 443 Woodcock Ct, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a corpora tion. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is

/s/ Norma Alvarez This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/27/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Ronald Nguyen, Deputy File No. FBN 689043

September 30; Octo ber 7, 14, 21, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688903

TAM NGUYEN 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be

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granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 01/03/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Aug 23, 2022

Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

September 30; Octo ber 7, 14, 21, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 22CV401578

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Alessio Mateus Al manza TO ALL INTER ESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Alessio Ma teus Almanza has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alessio Ma teus Almanza to Gabriel Alessio Almanza 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 11/22/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Aug 01, 2022

Judge of the Superior Court

September 30; Octo ber 7, 14, 21, 2022 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403539

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nasir Abbas Fakhraldin TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Nasir Abbas Fakhraldin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nasir Abbas Fakhraldin to Nasir Abbas Deen 2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 01/31/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Sep 29, 2022 Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

September 30; Octo ber 7, 14, 21, 2022

Sam Nguyen v. Chun AE Greeley and Salisa Greeley

Statement of Dam ages (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death)

Case No. 21CV390999

Plaintiff: Sam Nguyen, seeks damages in the above-entitled action, as follows:

1. General Damages

a. Pain, suffering and inconvenience $ 250,000.00

b. Emotional Distress $ 250,000.00

2. Special Damages

a. Medical Expenses (to date) $ 100,000.00

b. Future medical ex penses (present value) $ 100,000.00

3. Punitive Damages: Plaintiff reserves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of $500,000 when pursuing a judgment in the suit filed against you.

Date: July 15, 2022 /s/ David A. Trinh Run Dates: September 30, October 7, 14 and 21, 2022

Sam Nguyen v. Chun AE Greeley and Salisa Greeley Statement of Dam ages (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death)

Case No. 21CV390999

Statement of Dam ages (Personal Injury or Wrongful Death) Case No. 21CV390999

To: CHUN AE GREELEY

Plaintiff: Sam Nguyen, seeks damages in the above-entitled action, as follows:

4. General Damages

c. Pain, suffering and inconvenience $ 250,000.00

d. Emotional Distress $ 250,000.00

5. Special Damages c. Medical Expenses (to date) $ 100,000.00

d. Future medical ex penses (present value) $ 100,000.00

6. Punitive Damages: Plaintiff reserves the right to seek punitive damages in the amount of $500,000 when pursuing a judgment in the suit filed against you.

Date: July 15, 2022 /s/ David A. Trinh Run Dates: September 30, October 7, 14 and 21, 2022

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688063

The following person(s) is (are) doing busi ness as: TWO ZONE CHICKEN, 1092 E. El Camino Real, Sunny vale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): TYE-TAZY LIN, 1460 Halford Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 7/01/2022. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ TYE-TAZY LIN This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 08/23/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corrine Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 688063

September 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022

AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV397716

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: SEYE DEH MASOOMEH MARDANI TO ALL IN TERESTED PERSONS:

1. Petitioner(s) SEYE DEH MASOOMEH MARDANI has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. SEYEDEH MASOOMEH MAR DANI to AZADEH MARDANI. 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that

includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 10/11/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Sept 7, 2022 Jacqueline M. Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

September 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688836

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LUMINATION DESIGN SIGNS, 2340 Samoa Way, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): LUMINATION DESIGN SIGNS INC, 2340 Samoa Way, San Jose, CA 95122. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 4/05/2022. This filing is a refile [Change(s) in facts from previous filing] of previous file #: FBN627402. “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.)

/s/ Benito Ciriaco LUMINATION DESIGN SIGNS INC Owner Article/Reg#: 4720172

Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/20/2022. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Elaine Fader, Deputy File No. FBN 688836

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688724

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LLAMAS CLEANING, 1461 Chabot Way, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Roxana Cruz Llamas, 1461 Chabot Way, San Jose, CA 95122. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/14/2022. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Roxana Cruz Llamas This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/14/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corrine Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 688724

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688711

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: FLOURISH MO TION, 4405 Pinon Pl, San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence ad dress of the registrant(s) is (are): HONG MINH BUI, 4405 Pinon Pl, San Jose, CA 95136. The registrant began trans acting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/14/2022. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Hong Minh Bui This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/14/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 688711

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688678

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: LIGHTS ENTER PRISES, 318 Checkers Drive Apt 208, San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): LUCAS LOC THAI, 318 Checkers Drive Apt 208, San Jose, CA 95133. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Lucas Loc Thai This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/13/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

By: /s/ Corinne Vasquez, Deputy File No. FBN 688678

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSI NESS NAME STATE MENT NO. 688375

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: PLASTIC TECHNICAL SUPPORT, 533 Gregory St, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Jesus Alberto Gonzalez Orozco, 533 Gregory St, San Jose, CA 95125. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.)

/s/ Jesus Alberto Gon zalez

Owner

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/01/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688682

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: TAQUERIA Y MAR ISCOS EL PONY, 768 Deland Avenue Apt #1, San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Bernardo Garcia, 768 Deland Avenue Apt #1, San Jose, CA 95128. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Bernardo Garcia This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/13/2022.

Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 688733

The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CDMX INTERPRE TATION SERVICE, 917 North 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Fernando Corteś, 917 N 7th St, San Jose, CA 95112. The registrant began transacting busi ness under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on 9/14/2022. This filing is a first filing. “I declare that all informa tion 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.)

/s/ Fernando Corteś Owner

This statement was filed with the Co. ClerkRecorder of Santa Clara County on 09/14/2022.

Regina Alcomendras,

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To: SALISA
File No. FBN 688375

County Clerk Recorder

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403154

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Margaret Emma Ross TO ALL IN

TERESTED PERSONS:

1. Petitioner(s) Margaret Emma Ross has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as fol lows: a. Margaret Emma Ross to Emma Ross Reuther 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all per sons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 01/24/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Sep 15, 2022

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV402512

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: HOANG DIEM LIEN NGUYEN TO ALL IN TERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner(s) HOANG DIEM LIEN NGUYEN

has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. HOANG DIEM LIEN NGUYEN to BETTY NGUYEN 2. 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 pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 01/03/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Aug 29, 2022

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV397094

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: THU THAO HO AND JOHNNY LE TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) THU THAO HO AND JOHNNY LE have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. KHANG LE to KHANG ANDY LE 2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that

includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 07/26/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Apr 20, 2022

Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV400919

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Stella Shinyi Chen TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s)

Stella Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Stella Shinyi Chen AKA Stella Chen to Stella Lu 2. 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 pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 11/08/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

3. 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.

Jul 20, 2022

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403165

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Mariya Korshunova TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Mariya Korshunova has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mariya Korshunova to Maria Korshunova 2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 01/24/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Sep 15, 2022 Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403098

Superior Court of

California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Anthony Wolf TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Anthony Wolf has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as fol lows: a. Anthony David Wolf to Jacob Hunter 2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing.

NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 01/17/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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. Sep 14, 2022 Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV403261

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Thi Minh Huong TrinhHong Dinh Nguyen TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Thi Minh Huong Trinh – Hong Dinh Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trinh Hong Tien Nguyen to Karre Trinh Nguyen b. Thi Minh Huong Trinh to Edna Huong Trinh 2. THE COURT OR DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 01/24/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Sep 20, 2022

Jacqueline Arroyo Judge of the Superior Court

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV402666

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Victoria Leon TO ALL INTERESTED PER SONS: 1. Petitioner(s) Victoria Leon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Roberto Leon Jr to Roberto Jr Leon Galvan 2. THE COURT ORDERS that all per sons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the

petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 01/03/2023 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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.

Sep 01, 2022

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 22CV402961

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the mat ter of the application of: Yating Chang, Chifeng Hung TO ALL INTER ESTED PERSONS:

1. Petitioner(s) Yating Chang, Chifeng Hung has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chen-En Hung to Adam Chenen Hung b. Chen-Ning Hung to Ariel Chenning Hung 2. 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 pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 12/27/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. 3. 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 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 22CV402090

Superior Court of Cali fornia, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: PHUC THANH NGUYEN and THI THANH THUY NGUYEN TO ALL IN TERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner(s) PHUC THANH NGUYEN and THI THANH THUY NGU has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. PHUC AN NHIEN NGUYEN to JULIAN NGUYEN 2. 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 pe tition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hear ing. NOTICE OF HEAR ING: Date: 12/13/2022 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

3. 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. Jul 26, 2022

September 23, 30; October 7, 14, 2022

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Sep 12, 2022

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH RELEASES NEW MASKING GUIDELINES

EMS Staff Reporter

Effective mask wearing is still an essential tool in California's fight against COVID-19. The California Department of Public Health re cently released new guidelines on mask wearing, urging Californians to consider wearing a mask based on their location and situation.

The state released a new masking guidance on Sept. 20 to outline for Californians what to con sider when deciding when to wear a mask, using federal community COVID-19 levels as a guide.

In communities where COVID-19 levels remain high, the CDPH recommends everyone wear a mask in crowded indoor settings. Californians can find their county’s COVID levels using this CDPH database.

Californians can also sign up for CA Notify to re ceive alerts on their phone when they have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.

Those who have been exposed should wear a mask for 10 days and should take a COVID-19 test. Masks that offer the best fit and filtration — including N95s, KN95s, and KF94s — are highly recommended, and remain a critical component for protection against COVID-19 infection.

To streamline its guidance, the state provided in formation for each of three levels of community case rates:

• When community levels are low, state public health officials advise those at lower risk for se vere illness to wear a mask based on their per sonal preference and individual level of risk. Those at higher risk for severe illness should consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor public places.

• When community levels are medium, state health officials advise those at lower risk for se vere illness to consider wearing a mask in crowd ed indoor public places. Wearing a mask is rec ommended in crowded indoor public places for those at higher risk for severe illness.

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• Mask requirements remain in place for certain high-risk settings, such as in health care and longterm care settings. The state’s updated guidance allows certain congregate settings, including correctional facilities, homeless and emergency shelters, and cooling centers to make masks op tional when community COVID-19 levels are low.

Local health jurisdictions may have additional re quirements beyond the state guidance so stay informed on case rates in your area by checking local community levels.

Californians at higher risk for severe illness in clude people who are unvaccinated, immuno compromised, have certain disabilities or under lying health conditions. They should take extra COVID-19 precautions to avoid severe illness.

At all COVID-19 community levels, state public health officials continue to strongly recommend that all people:

• Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, including all primary series doses and boosters which have been updated to strengthen protec tion against the original coronavirus strain while also targeting the dominant Omicron subvariants.

• Wear a mask for 10 days after exposure to CO VID-19.

• Stay home when sick and know what to do if you have been infected with COVID-19, including seeking treatment early.

• Test if you are sick or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

• Improve ventilation and air quality when possible.

• Wash hands regularly.

As scientists learn more about the devastating effects COVID-19 has had on individuals and so ciety, taking critical steps like vaccinating, boost ing, testing and masking in high-risk situations can help protect your immediate and long-term health. All Californians, regardless of vaccination status, can follow these key safety basics to pro tect ourselves and each other from the worst out comes of COVID-19.

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HOW CAN CALIFORNIA WORKERS TRANSITION TO GREEN ENERGY JOBS?

Grace Gedye & Nadia Lopez CalMatters

¿CÓMO PUEDEN LOS TRABAJADORES DE CALIFORNIA HACER LA TRANSICIÓN A TRABAJOS DE ENERGÍA RENOVABLE?

California

likes to see itself as a leader in cli mate policy. But transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy also will mean a major reshuffling for workers.

What happens to workers in the oil and gas in dustry whose jobs may disappear? Will California have people with the right skills to fill new jobs in the growing green energy sector?

Recently enacted California climate laws are pro jected to create 4 million new jobs over the next two decades. And money coming from the federal government, thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act, could boost that number even higher. Meanwhile, California also plans to reduce consumption of fossil fuels by 91% and cut air pollution by 60% by 2045.

CalMatters environment reporter Nadia Lopez moderated a panel on Tuesday hosted by the Milken Institute and CalMatters about what will happen to California’s workforce as the state strives to meet its climate goals.

Joining the panel was Tim Rainey, executive direc tor of California’s Workforce Development Board; Erik Antokal, head of workforce development at Orsted, a renewable energy company; Sam Appel, California state manager for BlueGreen Alliance, a nonprofit partnership between labor unions and environmental organizations; and Rajinder Sahota, deputy executive officer of climate change and re search at the California Air Resources Board

Here are three takeaways:

Many of these career paths already exist

Some roles are relatively new, like wind turbine technician jobs. But in most cases, renewable energy companies are creating jobs in longstand ing careers, like construction, manufacturing and logistics, said Antokal. “We, in most cases, are not inventing new careers.”

As workers are trained for the trades, the goal shouldn’t be to train them for a hyper-specific job, like bolting down solar panels, said Rainey. Instead, the goal is to train skilled electricians, who can shift roles as the work evolves. “Our end game is to get people in the trades because our real end game is to move people out of poverty,” he said.

But training alone isn’t enough, especially for employers and policymakers who want to bring underserved groups into renewable energy jobs, said Antokal. “Without the basic supports to … succeed at work, like childcare, fair housing con ditions, substance use counseling and all sorts of other social factors, it’s going to be very difficult for the most vulnerable among us to actually hold on to these roles,” he said.

About 152,000 Californians work in the oil and gas industry and another 366,000 have careers that depend on the industry. Helping these work ers out of their current jobs and into high-paying jobs in the clean energy sector is often described as a “just transition” — a strategy some experts and policymakers say is a crucial tool to counter job losses as California makes progress on decar bonizing the economy. But creating those oppor tunities in parts of the state, such as Kern County, where local economies heavily depend on the fossil fuel industry comes with its challenges since many workers still worry about losing their goodpaying jobs.

Sahota, of the state’s Air Resources Board, said one way to ease the transition is to build out car bon removal infrastructure, such as carbon cap ture and storage on oil fields, refineries and other polluting plants, where workers could use some of their existing skills and training to launch these projects.

But the practice of carbon capture and storage

– where carbon emitted by smokestacks is cap tured and injected deep underground so that it does not warm the planet – has long been op posed by environmental justice groups, who say it could prolong the life of the fossil fuel industry. Still, Sahota said it could ease the strain on fossil fuel workers while also helping meet the state’s goal of carbon neutrality.

“We can’t get to zero without carbon manage ment, without (carbon capture and storage), and without carbon dioxide removal,” she said.

There’s a chicken and egg problem

It’s difficult for companies to invest in renewable energy projects if there aren’t workers available with the skills to do the work. But it’s also difficult to attract workers to fields that require training if it’s not clear that there will actually be jobs for them on the other side. So timing is key.

“We want to be really careful that we’re not training people to then just sit on the bench,” said Rainey. Project labor agreements — collective bargaining agreements that set the terms and conditions of a construction project — are one way to signal to trade unions and apprenticeship programs how much work is going to be available, he said.

Getting major energy projects permitted — with some kind of schedule or date penciled in — is crucial for attracting investors and workers, said Sahota with the Air Resources Board. “That pinch point keeps coming up over and over again, across all sectors of the economy,” she said.

The quality, not just the quantity, of jobs is im portant

California, like much of the country, has a low unemployment rate, at 3.9% in July. But working poverty in the Golden State is high, said Rainey. If workers get displaced from their job because of the energy transition, and they find a new job but can’t afford the basics, “that’s not the kind of transi tion we want people to make.”

It’s not just about the state trying to partner with companies that invest in their employees, said Appel, with BlueGreen Alliance. “It’s about not investing in the bad companies, because when you invest in the bad companies as a state, you’re subsidizing the degradation of working conditions across the whole industry.”

Pero la capacitación por sí sola no es suficiente, especialmente para los empleadores y los formu ladores de políticas que desean atraer a grupos desatendidos a trabajos de energía renovable, dijo Antokal. “Sin los apoyos básicos para… tener éxito en el trabajo, como el cuidado de los niños, las condi ciones de vivienda justas, el asesoramiento sobre el uso de sustancias y todo tipo de otros factores so ciales, será muy difícil para los más vulnerables entre nosotros mantener estos roles”. él dijo.

Aproximadamente 152,000 californianos trabajan en la industria del petróleo y el gas y otros 366,000 tienen carreras que dependen de la industria. Ayudar a estos trabajadores a salir de sus trabajos actuales y conseguir trabajos bien remunerados en el sector de la energía limpia a menudo se describe como una “transición justa”, una estrategia que, según al gunos expertos y legisladores, es una herramienta crucial para contrarrestar la pérdida de empleos a medida que California avanza en ‘descarbonizar’ la economía. Pero crear esas oportunidades en par tes del estado, como el condado de Kern, donde las economías locales dependen en gran medida de la industria de los combustibles fósiles, presenta sus desafíos, ya que muchos trabajadores aún se preo cupan por perder sus empleos bien remunerados.

ACalifornia

le gusta verse a sí misma como líder en política climática. Pero la transición de los combustibles fósiles a las energías renovables también significará una importante reorganización de los trabajadores.

¿Qué sucede con los trabajadores de la industria del petróleo y el gas cuyos trabajos pueden desapa recer?

¿California tendrá personas con las habilidades ad ecuadas para ocupar nuevos puestos de trabajo en el creciente sector conocido como ‘la energía verde’?

Se prevé que las leyes climáticas de California pro mulgadas recientemente den paso a 4 millones de nuevos puestos de trabajo en las próximas dos déca das. Y el dinero proveniente del gobierno federal, gracias a la Ley de Reducción de la Inflación, podría aumentar aún más esa cifra. Mientras tanto, Califor nia también planea reducir el consumo de combus tibles fósiles en un 91 % y reducir la contaminación del aire en un 60 % para 2045.

La reportera ambiental de CalMatters, Nadia López, moderó un panel el pasado martes 4 de Octubre organizado por el Instituto Milken y CalMatters sobre lo que sucederá con la fuerza laboral de California a medida que el estado se esfuerza por cumplir sus objetivos climáticos.

Se unieron al panel Tim Rainey, director ejecutivo de la Junta de Desarrollo de la Fuerza Laboral de California; Erik Antokal, jefe de desarrollo de la fuerza laboral de Orsted , una empresa de energía renov able; Sam Appel, gerente estatal de California de BlueGreen Alliance una asociación sin fines de lucro entre sindicatos y organizaciones ambientales; y Ra jinder Sahota, director ejecutivo adjunto de cambio climático e investigación de la Junta de Recursos del Aire de California.

Aquí hay tres conclusiones:

Muchas de estas carreras ya existen.

Algunos roles son relativamente nuevos, como los trabajos de técnico de turbinas eólicas. Pero en la mayoría de los casos, las empresas de energía renovable están creando empleos en carreras de larga duración, como construcción, manufactura y logística, dijo Antokal. “Nosotros, en la mayoría de los casos, no estamos inventando nuevas carreras”.

A medida que los trabajadores están capacitados para los oficios, el objetivo no debería ser capacita rlos para un trabajo hiperespecífico, como instalar paneles solares, dijo Rainey. En cambio, el objetivo es capacitar a electricistas calificados, que pueden cambiar de función a medida que evoluciona el tra bajo. “Nuestro objetivo final es lograr que la gente participe en los oficios porque nuestro verdadero objetivo final es sacar a la gente de la pobreza”, dijo.

Sahota, de la Junta de Recursos del Aire del estado, dijo que una forma de facilitar la transición es con struir una infraestructura de eliminación de carbono, como captura y almacenamiento de carbono en campos petroleros, refinerías y otras plantas con taminantes, donde los trabajadores podrían usar al gunas de sus habilidades existentes y capacitación para poner en marcha estos proyectos.

Pero la práctica de captura y almacenamiento de carbono, donde el carbono emitido por las chime neas se captura e inyecta bajo tierra para que no caliente el planeta, ha sido rechazada durante mucho tiempo por grupos de justicia ambiental, quienes di cen que podría prolongar la vida de la industria de los combustibles fósiles. Aun así, Sahota dijo que podría aliviar la presión sobre los trabajadores de combus tibles fósiles y al mismo tiempo ayudar a cumplir el objetivo estatal de neutralidad de carbono.

“No podemos llegar a cero sin la gestión del carbono, sin (la captura y el almacenamiento de carbono) y sin la eliminación del dióxido de carbono”, dijo.

El problema del huevo y la gallina.

Es difícil para las empresas invertir en proyectos de energía renovable si no hay trabajadores disponibles con las habilidades para hacer el trabajo. Pero tam bién es difícil atraer trabajadores a campos que re quieren capacitación si no está claro que realmente habrá trabajo para ellos en el otro lado. Así que el tiempo es clave.

“Queremos tener mucho cuidado de no capacitar a la gente para que luego se siente [a esperar] en el banquillo”, dijo Rainey. Los acuerdos laborales del proyecto, acuerdos de negociación colectiva que es tablecen los términos y condiciones de un proyecto de construcción, son una forma de señalar a los sin dicatos y programas de aprendizaje cuánto trabajo habrá disponible, dijo.

Lograr que se autoricen los principales proyectos de energía, con algún tipo de cronograma o fecha anotada, es crucial para atraer inversionistas y traba jadores, dijo Sahota, de la Junta de Recursos del Aire. “Ese punto crítico sigue apareciendo una y otra vez, en todos los sectores de la economía”, dijo.

La calidad, no solo la cantidad, de los puestos de trabajo es importante

California, como gran parte del país, tiene una tasa de desempleo baja, del 3,9 % en julio . Pero la pobre za laboral en el Estado Dorado es alta, dijo Rainey. Si los trabajadores son desplazados de su trabajo de bido a la transición energética y encuentran un nuevo trabajo pero no pueden pagar lo básico, “ese no es el tipo de transición que queremos que haga la gente”.

No se trata solo de que el estado intente asociarse con empresas que invierten en sus empleados, dijo Appel, de BlueGreen Alliance. “Se trata de no invertir en las malas empresas, porque cuando inviertes en las malas empresas como estado, estás subsidiando la degradación de las condiciones laborales en toda la industria”.

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