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VOLUME 36 ISSUE 42 | WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM | OCTOBER 16-22, 2015

OFERTAS Y CUPONES DE DESCUENTO ADENTRO

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CALENDAR

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Five Tips For A Happier Holiday Season In the midst of the holiday bustle, it’s easy to fall short on good eating habits. Heeding five hints, however, can help you celebrate a happy holiday season with family, friends and feeling good about yourself. (Read more online) Mayor and Councilmember Release Recommendations to Assist Small Businesses During BRT Construction Mayor Sam Liccardo and Councilmember Magdalena Carrasco released a set of recommendations to the Valley Transportation Authority’s (VTA) Administration and Finance Committee that would double the cap on VTA recommended assistance to small businesses impacted by Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) construction delays, allocating up to $50,000 per small business. (Read more online)

American Diabetes Association: 7th Annual Diabetes Health Fair Sunday November 1st, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Seven Trees Community Center 3590 Cas Drive San Jose, CA 95111 (408) 241-1922 Found in Translation September 2nd - November 15th, 2015 MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana) 510 South 1st Street, San José, CA Free 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos 2015 Friday October 16th, 2015 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

150 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA Free Info: sjmag.org/events/18thannual-dia-de-losmuertos-2015

Winchester Mystery House 525 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose, CA Info:winchestermysteryhouse. com/specialevents.cfm

Giselle Friday October 16th, 2015 8:00 pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA

The Great Pumpkin Taste-Off Saturday October 17th, 2015 11:00 am – 2:00 pm New Seasons Market 5667 Silver Creek Valley Rd, San Jose, CA Free

How The West Was Won feat. Snoop Dogg Saturday October 17th, 2015 6:00 pm Shoreline Amphitheatre 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA

California’s Great America Halloween Haunt Friday October 16th, 2015 7:00 pm – 12:00 am California’s Great America 2401 Agnew Rd, Santa Clara, CA

Winchester Mystery House Flashlight Tours Friday October 16th, 2015 Various Times

The Great Gatsby Friday October 16th, 2015 7:00 pm University Theatre,

San Jose State University Corner of Fifth Street and San Fernando, San Jose, CA Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Saturday October 17th, 2015 8:00 pm City Lights Theater Company 529 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA Super Soul Bros. Sunday October 18th, 2015 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Poor House Bistro 91 S. Autumn Street, San Jose, CA 95110 Free Madonna Monday October 19th, 2015 8:00 pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA

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Let’s put together several trends so as to permit this community to deal with the current comprehensive nature of guns, violence and domestic terrorism. It is futile to deal with ‘mass killings’ of which over 200 events have happened since Columbine without also giving some consideration to the mental health and behavioral status of the perpetrator. Too many youth become oriented to the use of violence and weaponry in video games and TV programs. Do the following simple exercise: Devote four hours (say, 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM) to watching mainstream TV. Record incidents when someone is

physically abused; shot at; or killed regardless whether the weapon was a fist, a knife, or a gun. Consider the times that a ‘problem’ is resolved by a murder. My point is that too many of us are already acclimated to the use of violence and murder to resolve a problem. Too many individuals believe they need to seek revenge for some insult, real or imagined. Consider readily available internet information to build a bomb. Those two ‘pressure cooker bombs’ detonated at the Boston Marathon are an example of the lack of common sense safety & security. Consider the fanatic Jihadist indoctrination of individuals willing to become human bombs to be exploded in densely crowed locations. Such information is protected under the First Amendment civil rights: ‘Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion’ and ‘the right to as-

Muchas veces las exigencias laborales y la falta de tiempo nos impiden acercarnos a nuestros hijos o a los jóvenes de nuestro entorno para descubrir que algo está fallando. Es importante que identifiquemos señales que indiquen que algo está mal.

Luisa Fernanda Montero LA RED HISPANA Mirar para otro lado o aparentar que no existen ciertos tipos de violencia sólo empeora el problema. A la hora de proteger a los menores que son victimizados todos debemos responder : padres, educadores y nosotros adultos en general.

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El Bullying es un acto de agresión intencional repetitivo que se presenta cuando hay un desequilibrio de poder entre los implicados. Causa dolor y angustia y afecta el desempeño físico, social y psicológico de la víctima, que puede incluso llegar al suicidio. Hasta el mismo, Cyber– Bullying, es decir, el asedio a través del Internet o las redes sociales, es un problema que no se detiene. 20 por ciento de los estudiantes de secundaria en Estados Unidos habían sido

semble peaceably’. These are tied into extremist efforts to dominate people and hold their communities and economies hostage. Since 9-11-2001, America has reorganized its former agencies into a behemoth called the ‘Homeland Security Agency’ whose purpose is to keep us all safe. But no coordinated public effort has been initiated to address the many practices and ideologies used by a few extremist seeking to inflict much pain and suffering upon many. The insult, damage, and recovery costs are borne by the community in general. This American nation and its diverse communities need its elected officials at local, state, and federal levels to propose and establish ‘legal monitoring’ of all weaponry commerce and ‘indoctrinating mind-set standards’ which reflect the ideals and standards enabling all of us to have the safety & security

víctimas de Bullying, de acuerdo con datos de los Centros de Control de Enfermedades una encuesta realizada en el 2013 . La cifra es preocupante si se piensa en las secuelas que la violencia puede dejar y los vínculos del fenómeno con el suicidio. Por ejemplo, un estudio de la Universidad de Yale dice que los jóvenes víctimas de este tipo de violencia son entre 2 y 9 veces más propensos a considerar el suicidio. Debemos como padres y amigos, estar atentos a señales que pueden incluirpero no limitarse, a signos de depresión, tristeza continua, aislamiento, pérdida de interés en actividades que solían ser importantes o a problemas de sueño o apetito. Las personas que consideran el suicidio como una opción pueden hablar

wherever, in all communities. Where there is safety & security coupled with human dignity and respect practiced by an informed community, economic development happens because business risks are mitigated. The reality issue is ‘gun safety’ because more individuals are accidentally injured or killed with an ‘unlocked gun’. Residents must be taught to ‘REPORT WHAT YOU SEE AND WHAT YOU KNOW’ when appropriate. In Santa Clara County, a few years ago, a mentally challenged youth took several rolls of film to a 1-hour film development service. The clerk reported to police that the photos were of bombs, guns and rifles. An urgent response prevented the incident that youth was planning. Thereby prevented the incident from being implemented at a local community college. ‘REPORT WHAT YOU KNOW’ in order to resolve

de ello, llegar a despedirse o involucrarse en actividades potencialmente dañinas.. Por eso, un hogar funcional y amoroso en el que la comunicación sea constante es el mejor antídoto contra el Bullying. Adolescentes o niños con valores, que creen en sí mismos y confían en sus seres más cercanos, son menos vulnerables a ser victimizados y si lo son podrán acceder más fácilmente a las fuentes de apoyo. Es evidente que las escuelas juegan un papel crítico, pero la tarea es de todos; padres y adultos debemos ser veedores del trabajo de las escuelas y acompañarlas en su labor contra el Bullying. Los comportamientos violentos no son normales ni ha-

those drive-by killings, gang related killings, or other crimes which have happened in this community. “This sort of violence can be stopped.” said my brother Mike, “If you break your silence, you become part of the solution to this ongoing situation.” Certain localities are avoided because of the domestic terrorism that happens there.

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bience within a community. Drug and human trafficking occasionally lead to violent conflict sponsored by those whose territory is being violated.

The ‘illegal drug and prostitution industry’ also contribute to the criminal am-

Community safety & security is very possible especially when its residents practice ‘being their brother/sister’s keeper’. It’s all ineffective without having respect for others and their property. Sometimes one is required to deal with personal issues involving envy, greed, and jealousy which may lead to a violent act. Gun licenses, control, and safety locks do not deal with these many other issues which in turn create too many communities not addressing domestic terrorism. Community & security begins with each resident. Guns, violence and domestic terrorism requires a polynomial program approach enabling an updated community understanding in which all practice what is right, moral, and ethical.

cen parte del desarrollo natural del ser humano, como algunos creen. El bienestar de nuestros jóvenes y niños debe ser responsabilidad de todos.

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Economic business practices causes severe income disparities causing many desperate impoverished individuals to commit misdemeanors (purse snatching, burglary, thefts) in order to have a valued item to acquire the money to buy food or other essential items. During these acts the perpetrator may use a weapon (gun or knife). These folks, including the 6,700 homeless need information about ‘Where to get assistance”.

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EDUCATION

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com College Day For the past three years, a group of community volunteers have organized “College Day: Family and Community Conference”  at San José State University (SJSU), where  families  from the area receive FREE information about  college  preparation, financial aid, scholarships, careers, and 12th graders are invited to attend a “College  Success Lab” where CSU, UC and private university representatives guide them through the application process. This is a multilingual conference where workshops are presented in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. Approximately 600800 individuals including students from 5th to 12th grade (and a number of community  college  transfers) and their families will be attending so, join us for a half day of learning on the

OCTOBER 16-22, 2015 importance of preparing, attending and graduating from college. Every year we come up with a motto that describes our goal. In 2012, it was  “Every  day  is  College Day” in an effort to start the conversation about  college  among parent/guardians and their children. In 2013, we focused on the affordability factor:  “College: There’s always a way to pay”, where financial aid, scholarship funds, saving plans, and the DREAM Act workshops were the focus of the conference. Last year’s theme was: “Reach Higher. Own your Future” aligning our theme with First Lady Michelle Obama’s  collegegoing culture national initiative of promoting higher education. This year, we continue to use  “Reach Higher. Own your Future”  and added  “Who Do You Want to Be?”  since we also want our youth to project themselves into the future and think about how

their interests and talents align with a career. This year, we are adding workshops presented by SJSU faculty that address diversity, college  success, support networks, persistence, and resilience from an ethnic studies perspective and a hands-on presentation on the California  Colleges  Guidance Initiative (CCGI) where students will be able to start their academic plan and work on their career inventory. As in past years, we’ll be offering a  College Success Lab for seniors from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in BBC 301 and BBC 305. The conference is on Saturday, October 24th from 7:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. in the Student Union at San José State University. Everyone is welcomed. To register for FREE go to http://www.collegeday. org/registration-familyconference


BPT Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The following is an excerpt of this investigative reporting item of great interest to those citizens who may need to know. According to the authors, using data sources such as the IRS records, Federal Election Commission filings and other data sources, only 158 very wealthy families have made presidential campaign contributions which amount to $178 million, which was provided to mostly Republican candidates. Source: New York Times, Sunday edition, October 11, 2015; authors: Nicolas Confessore, Sarah Cohen and Karen Yourish, (front page + page 24) “They are overwhelmingly WHITE, older, and male, in a nation that is being remade by the young, by the women, and by the black and brown voters.” “And in an economy that has minted billionaires in a dizzy array of industries, most made their fortunes in just two (industries): Finance and Energy.” “Now they are deploying their vast wealth in the political arena, providing almost half of all the seed money raised to support Democratic and Repub-

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lican presidential candidates.” “But, regardless of industry, the families investing the most in presidential politics overwhelmingly lean right (i.e., are very conservative), contributing tens of millions of dollars to support Republican who have pledged to pare regulations, cut taxes on income, capital gains, and inheritances; and shrink entitlements. While such measures would help to protect their own wealth, the donors describe their embrace of them more broadly, as the surest means of promoting economic growth and preserving a system that would allow others to prosper, too.” In marshaling their financial resources chiefly behind Republican candidates, the donors are also serving as kind of a check on demo-

graphic forces that have been nudging the electorate towards the Democratic party and its economic policies. Two-thirds of Americans support higher taxes on those earning more than $1 million per year…while six in ten favor more government intervention to reduce the gap between rich and poor.” The ‘Citizens United’ Supreme Court ruling now permits the ultra-wealthy and their owners to contribute any amount of funding to ‘Polictical Advocacy Committees (PAC’s). This is the legal basis allowing all that ‘dark money’ to thwart the democratic process. USA may become an oligarchy wherein a few use their money to rule this nation. Those who are interested may want to read this very well written and informative article.

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La temporada festiva se conoce a menudo como “la época más maravillosa del año.” Sin embargo, para muchos estadounidenses, puede ser un período increíblemente estresante en materia financiera. La Federación Nacional Minorista (National Retail Federation) pronostica este año un incremento del 4.1 por cieno en las ventas, y un gasto promedio personal estimado de $786 en las siguientes categorías: * $459.87 en regalos para la familia * $80.00 en regalos para las amistades * $26.03 en regalos para los colegas * $30.43 en regalos para otras personas conocidas

siempre sentimos la tentación de gastar excesivamente en regalos, lo cual da por resultado un caso de remordimiento del comprador cuando llega el mes de enero.

ciar la compra de regalos y hacerle contribuciones frecuentes de fondos de su cuenta de cheques semanalmente, cada dos semanas, o mensualmente.

Regions Bank, una de las principales instituciones bancarias de los Estados Unidos, con 1,630 sucursales en 16 estados, ofrece los siguientes consejos a los consumidores sobre cómo prepararse desde el punto de vista financiero para las compras de temporada festiva.

3. Comprar solamente lo que pueda costear. Para evitar los gastos excesivos, no salga de casa sin una lista de los regalos que se propone comprar, y asegúrese de tener el dinero necesario para pagar sus compras cuando llegue a la tienda.

1. Comenzar con “la regla de oro.” Los gastos en regalos no deben superar el 1.5 por ciento de sus ingresos anuales. Use esta regla como guía para determinar cuánto deberá reservar para gastar en regalos para familiares y amigos, y cúmplala a cabalidad.

Independientemente de que 2. Separar y delegar. Conhagamos nuestras compras sidere la creación de una El x 5.75”)cuenta separada para finanen Obserbador Internet o en (5.1” una tienda,

4. Usar a su favor el momento oportuno. Si bien los boletos de avión se deben reservar con bastante anticipación, a menudo otros renglones— los juguetes en particular — se venden a menos precio en las dos primeras semanas de diciembre. Como unas veces vale la pena esperar, pero otras no, esté al tanto de las rebajas antes de salir de compras.

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Considerar la Reconciliación de la Cantidad Compensatoria de la Directiva del Distrito de Agua del Valle de Santa Clara para el Año 2016

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La Directiva del Distrito de Agua del Valle de Santa Clara

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Audiencia Pública de la Directiva para considerar la reconciliación de la cantidad compensatoria de la Directiva para el año 2016

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Cámara de la Directiva del Distrito de Agua del Valle de Santa Clara, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San José CA 95118

La Directiva del Distrito de Agua del Valle de Santa Clara tendrá una audiencia pública para considerar la reconciliación de la cantidad compensatoria de la Directiva para el año 2016, y la adopción de la Ordenanza que está proviendo para la reconciliación de dicha cantidad compensatoria. En el lugar y la hora indicada para la audiencia pública, la Directiva recibirá comentarios referentes a la compensación de la Directiva. Después de considerar toda la información presentada, la Directiva considerará una de las siguientes opciones: 1. Mantener la compensación de la Directiva en la cantidad actual de $260.03 por día, hasta 10 días por mes;

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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE Childhood obesity rates have dropped in the past five years in Southern California, according to a recent report. The study from Kaiser Permanente found that obesity rates fell by 1.6 percent and the number of overweight children decreased by 2.2 percent. Part of the credit goes to programs such as Activate Whittier, which promotes exercise and healthy eating. Cristina Obregon, director of food services for the Whittier City School District, said school cafeterias now offer healthier food. “They have choices on the salad bar that include the dark, green leafy salad mix and cherry tomatoes or sliced cucumber,” she said.

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“The kids have the option to pick and choose.” Activate Whittier chair Lori Tiffany said the whole idea was born in 2008 after a report showed that the child obesity rate had reached 25 percent. So her group now helps schools and workplaces make changes. For example, Tiffany advised schools to stop selling sugary foods as fundraisers and sponsor events to promote exercise. “So anybody passionate about a healthier community, they have to forge partnerships, they have to build relationships,” she said, “and then you’ve got to find the places where there’s political will to make a change.” One such partnership is with Kaiser Permanente, which supports Activate Whittier with a grant.

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Loel Solomon, vice president of Community Health for Kaiser Permanente, said better health for all means spreading the word. “People coming together and realizing that to secure the blessings of health requires more than doctors and hospitals and medical care,” he said. “It means that we have to work outside of our medical office buildings and our hospitals with partners to address those big conditions that really drive health.” The study, which looked at medical records for 173,000 children in Orange County, showed that the rate of childhood obesity went from 19.1 percent in 2008 down to 17.5 percent in 2013. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17 percent of children nationally are obese.

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San Jose CALIFORNIA For Elias, family comes first. He doesn’t miss school field trips and enjoys helping his children with homework every night after work. This is particularly impressive because he has five children, aged 3 to 14. His days and nights didn’t used to look this way. That’s because Arciniega, 39, has been living with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) for nearly half his life. His life depends on regular dialysis treatments. “At first, I got treatments at a dialysis center three days a week for 2-3 hours a day. The treatments left me exhausted and left me little time to spend with my wife and children,” said Arciniega. “With the help of Satellite Healthcare, I learned how to preform dialysis treatments myself and at home. Now, I have more energy, feel better about myself, have stopped blood pressure medication, and am better able to provide for my family.” CKD affects one in nine

Elias Arciniega cherishes his time spent with family. Home hemodialysis with Satellite WellBound in San Jose gives him that time.

Americans, or 26 million people. Yet only about 10 percent in need of dialysis undergo home dialysis because they are in a dialysis center multiple times a week receiving dialysis. Many patients are thrilled with the flexibility and lifestyle balance that home hemodialysis provides. “It’s been all around better for my whole family,” Arciniega said. Making the transition from in-center hemodialysis to home hemodialysis is an easy and convenient option thanks to the support of Satellite WellBound, a

division of Satellite Healthcare. Satellite Healthcare has been providing dialysis in Bay Area neighborhood centers to kidney patients for more than 40 years. Patients are trained oneon-one by a Satellite WellBound dialysis nurse. Once they are comfortable doing their own dialysis treatment, the patient can do it at home with a partner and on their own schedule. “Now that I’m doing this treatment at home I rarely get sick and, most importantly, I get to see my family,” Arciniega said of his home hemodialysis. “It’s a game-changer.”


FAMILY FEATURES Halloween is a fun time of year meant to be celebrated with friends and family. While the holiday originated more than 2,000 years ago with Celtic tribes, the traditions of dressing in disguises and celebrating with food and drink endure to this day. According to a survey conducted by the National Confectioners Association, more than three quarters of Americans will hand out candy to trick-or-treaters this year and many others will participate in community sponsored Halloween events, display a seasonal candy bowl or attend a Halloween party. No matter what age group, Halloween is a time to let loose and have some fun. Here are some tips to help you and your family make

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the most of this sweet and spooky holiday: Make new traditions together. While trick-or-treating is a perennial favorite Halloween activity, don’t be afraid to expand your options. Many families already enjoy things like carving a jack-o-lantern or attending a family oriented Halloween party. For some new ideas, try transforming your home into a haunted house with spooky displays, decorating customized trick-or-treat bags or even going on a hayride at a local farm. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you can spend time with loved ones. Amp up the spook-factor with creepy treats. Candy is a special part of Halloween, and one of life’s little pleasures that is meant to be enjoyed as a treat during the holiday. On Halloween,

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candy shaped like eyeballs, brains or spiders can be a fun way to create a memorable celebration. Parents are 24 percent more likely than non-parents to pick creepy candy over other Halloween themes. Enjoy candy in moderation. With lots of treats being handed out on Halloween, it’s a good time to keep moderation in mind. Nearly 80 percent of parents surveyed report that they have a plan in place to help their children make smart decisions when it comes to the enjoyment of treats. NCA’s moderation guides are a handy way to make sure you treat right on Halloween or any day of the year. Let your children enjoy some candy on Halloween and then portion out two or three treats into small bags for enjoyment later. For school-age children, consider slipping a small piece of

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candy into their lunch boxes as a fun surprise. Remember that safety comes first. There are a number of easy ways to make the evening a safe and enjoyable one. Wear light-colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping and add

reflective tape to the sides, front and back of costumes. Trick-or-treat before the sun is completely set and carry a flashlight in case of delay. Finally, try to stay within your neighborhood and only visit homes you know. Learn more about Hallow-

een traditions and how to enjoy sweets in moderation at CandyUSA.com/HalloweenCentral. There you can also find great recipes, moderation tips and guides, craft ideas and safety reminders to make sure you enjoy a spooktacular holiday.


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COMMUNITY

Santa CLara County CALIFORNIA Last week the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors passed the Patient and Caregiver Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance (NO. NS-300.884) to regulate the cultivation and storage of medicinal marijuana for patients and caregivers in unincorporated areas, including prohibiting any distribution. The ordinance will become effective 30 days after the second reading, on Oct. 20, 2015.   The County will regulate cultivation by three or fewer qualified patients and primary caregivers.  The County already banned cultivation involving four or more qualified patients or primary caregivers who constitute a dispensary or collective.   This new ordinance includes limits on cultivation location and size; general grow regulations; water, electrical, and fuel regulations; storage and processing regulations; and violations, fines and criminal penalties.    “We have to maintain a delicate balance that addresses public health and environmental safety issues related to medicinal marijuana grows, without infringing on caregiver and patient access to marijuana for compassionate use,” said Deputy County Executive Sylvia Gallegos. “I’m confident we are moving in the right direction.”    

UNDER THE NEW ORDINANCE:

·Cultivation must take place at the patient’s or primary caregiver’s residence. ·Cultivation is limited to either one location indoors or one location outdoors. o    Indoor cultivation is limited to a single space no larger than 50 square feet and must be contained within a single room. o    Outdoor cultivation is limited to a total of 12 plants. ·Patients and caregivers are limited to storing no more than 8 ounces of dried and processed medical marijuana at a given

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time, or an amount reasonably related to the patient’s current medical needs.

BOTH INDOOR AND OUTDOOR GROWS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

·There may be only one cultivation plot per residence, regardless of the number of patients or caregivers residing there. ·If the cultivator rents the property where marijuana is cultivated, he or she must obtain the landlord’s written permission. ·The cultivation may not be visible or detectable from any property or any public right of way. ·The cultivator must obtain all necessary permits and follow all applicable laws regarding electrical components and water use. ·The total wattage of all grow lights used may not exceed 1,200 watts (to prevent circuit overload and risk of fire). Because outdoor cultivation is more likely to be visible to passers-by, potentially disturb neighbors with odors and other nuisances, and may attract people seeking to obtain marijuana for recreational use, the ordinance includes the following additional regulations for outdoor cultivation operations: ·The outdoor cultivation must be surrounded by a locking fence that complies with existing fence codes. ·The marijuana plants may not exceed the height of the fence. ·Outdoor cultivation is prohibited in any front yard, as well as within specified setbacks for: parks, schools and school bus stops (within 1,000 feet), and property lines.   Recently, the California Legislature passed three bills – Assembly Bill 243, Assembly Bill 266, and Senate Bill 643 – that together create the State’s first comprehensive regulatory scheme for medical marijuana, and will be implemented by several State agencies. Although the Governor is expected to sign these bills into law this month, the bills preserve the authority of local governments to regulate or prohibit com-

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mercial medical marijuana operations through ordinances, zoning, and licensing or permitting processes. The bills also ensure that local governments may continue to regulate personal cultivation of medical marijuana by qualified patients and primary caregivers.   Regulating the cultivation of marijuana is expected to reduce the risks of criminal activity, degradation of the natural environment, offensive odor, and fire hazards that may result from unregulated medicinal marijuana cultivation. During enforcement actions against illegal grow sites, the County discovered illegally diverted water from public watercourses, which is especially detrimental to the community and natural resources during drought conditions.  These illegal cultivators have also deposited hazardous materials into the ground, including pesticides and other chemicals, which will run into the county’s water supply.

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During the past year, the County has taken multiple actions to address marijuana dispensaries, cultivation, and health and safety issues, including: ·In August 2014, banning medicinal marijuana dispensaries and cultivation collectives in the unincorporated areas; ·Stepping in to fill State and City regulatory gaps, relating to medical marijuana dispensaries by addressing food and marijuana edible safety, ensuring worker safety in the application of pesticides, and verifying the accuracy of weights and measure devices; and ·Implementing multi-department (Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney, Code Enforcement, County Executive’s Office, Department of Environmental Health, Hazardous Materials, Animal Control, and County Counsel) and multi-agency (State Fish and Wildlife and CalFire) enforcement actions against illegal marijuana grow sites, particularly in the unincorporated hillsides.


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Sacramento CALIFORNIA AB 768, legislation to prohibit the use or possession of smokeless tobacco products in California’s five professional baseball stadiums, has been signed by Governor Brown this week. “AB 768 is all about the kids. Specifically, what professional baseball players do in view of kids when they are out on the field. The use of smokeless tobacco in baseball, at any level and in any location, sets a terrible example for the millions of young people who watch the game and far too often see their favorite players using snuff or chew,” said Assemblymember Thurmond.   While it might be true that many of our professional baseball players did not ask to be role models, it does not change the fact that they are role models to our state’s youth. The “Role Model” effect of smokeless tobacco in baseball has been confirmed by research

from Harvard School of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the University of California, San Francisco. Despite a decline in cigarette use among youth, their use of smokeless tobacco products has remained largely unchanged.  The CDC reports that more than 500,000 kids, ages 12-17, use smokeless tobacco for the first time each year, and 14.7 percent of high school boys reported current use of smokeless tobacco products in 2013. In a 2015 report from the University of California, San Francisco entitled Smokeless Tobacco in Sport and Use among Adolescents, researchers found that “competitive organized baseball, including professional leagues, exhibits exceptionally high levels of smokeless tobacco use among its players.”  Those findings are substantiated by a recent MLB survey which revealed that approximately 33 percent

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of MLB players currently use smokeless tobacco. The early loss of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer in 2014 and Curt Schillings’ ongoing battle against oral cancer, serve as stark reminders that smokeless tobacco use is an embedded component of the MLB. Both the minor leagues and the National Collegiate Athletic Association have banned its use—since 1993 and 1994, respectively. Furthermore, in the spirit of protecting our children, the bill sets the floor for smokeless tobacco restrictions by allowing local jurisdictions to enact more stringent restrictions on the use of smokeless tobacco. The City and County of San Francisco recently banned the use of smokeless tobacco at AT&T Park and the City of Los Angeles has proposed a ban that extends to all professional sporting events— including baseball. This bill continues the movement to curtail the use of smokeless tobacco.

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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE SACRAMENTO, Calif. About 180,000 California families with severely ill children are breathing a sigh of relief this week after Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 187, which reauthorized the California Children’s Services program. Children in CCS get treatment for cystic fibrosis, pediatric cancer and other very rare severe illnesses. Kelly Hardy, senior managing

director of the health team for the children’s advocacy group Children Now, said patients are highly dependent on the program. “For these vulnerable kids and families, it’s very complicated to navigate the health-care system,” she said, “and losing access to care or losing access to a certain specialist, even for a day or two, could be life-threatening.” CCS, which has been around since 1927, is being considered as a model for a similar federal program. Kelly said CCS is

being redesigned this year to make it easier on families. “Right now, CCS only covers the CCS-related condition,” she said. “For other primary care, a child would go through regular Medi-Cal. We’re very hopeful that an improved CCS system would provide whole-child care.”The final redesign will be approved in 2016 and should be implemented by January 2017. More information on CCS is online at dhcs.ca.gov.

San Jose CALIFORNIA On Tuesday Supervisors Cindy Chavez, Joe Simitian and Mike Wasserman celebrated the launch of an effort to install AEDs at highrisk locations throughout the Town of Los Gatos. “The availability and use of AEDs may make the difference between a person being transported to a trauma center or emergency room for treatment rather than being transported for the determination of death,” said Supervisor Chavez.   The event, which took place at Blossom Hill Elementary School, was a joint effort between the three Supervisors’ offices, El Camino Hospital,

Racing Hearts, the Santa Clara County Fire Department, the Los Gatos Fire Department, Blossom Hill Elementary and the American Heart Association. In June, Supervisor Chavez proposed and the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the establishment of a $500,000 AED Matching Funds Reserve to broaden the scope of the AED program to other cities, school districts and organizations who want to make this lifesaving technology available. “Sudden cardiac arrest is a killer, but it doesn’t have to be,” said Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian. “These 21st-century AED’s are as close to foolproof as anything can be, and blan-

keting the community with them really can save lives.” “The installation of AEDs throughout Los Gatos is the most recent way that the County is providing real life help to our residents on a daily basis,” said Supervisor Mike Wasserman, who represents Los Gatos on the County Board of Supervisors. “I have no doubt that these devices will help save lives.” The funding from the county, combined with the passage of Senate Bill No. 658 in the state legislature and the local surge of advocacy from many in the community means Santa Clara County is once again poised to lead the way towards health and safety for everyone.

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Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE PALM SPRINGS, Calif. Senator Dianne Feinstein is drummed up support for three proposed national monuments in the southern California desert by holding a public listening session at the Whitewater Preserve near Palm Springs on Tuesday. She introduced a bill earlier this year, the California Desert Conservation and Recreation Act of 2015, that would, among other things, create the Sand to Snow and Mojave Trails National Monuments in areas that are home to the endangered desert bighorn sheep and the threatened desert tortoise. Stephanie Dashiell, a California representative with the

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nonprofit “Defenders of Wildlife,” says Mojave Trails in particular is crucial to the survival of the desert tortoise, which has lost 90 percent of its population in some areas.

create national monuments at Sand to Snow, Mojave Trails, and a third area called Castle Mountain. Dashiell hopes the President will take matters into his own hands.

“Mojave Trails National Monument would connect Mojave National Preserve all the way down to Joshua Tree National Park and provide corridors that would connect habitat for species in a changing climate,” says Dashiell.

“The President can choose to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to sign an executive order protecting existing federal public lands,” says Dashiell.

Mojave Trails also contains the longest open stretch of historic Route 66. Existing mining operations and off-road vehicle areas would remain. The Senate bill is stalled, waiting for a hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. So Feinstein has written to President Obama asking him to

Last week Representative Paul Cook introduced a rival bill in the House called the California Minerals, Off-Road Recreation and Conservation Act that would create a special management area in Mojave Trails. It would allow additional mining exploration and actually prevent the President from declaring a national monument in that area.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286411 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Santos Orellana. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Santos Orellana, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Alexis Geovanny Hidalgo to Alexis Geovanny Hidalgo Orellana. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/22/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 2, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286770 Superior Court of California, County of Santa

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Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sarah Caprice Taylar. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sarah Caprice Taylar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Sarah Caprice Taylar to Sarah Caprice Camarillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610061 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Bludev Consulting 22348 McClellan Road Cupertino, CA 95014 Santa Clara County. Upasona Hazarika 22348 McClellan Road Cupertino, A 95014. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Upasona Hazarika

October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610075 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Perfect Clean Janitorial 247 McDonald Ave San Jose, CA 95116 Santa Clara County. Eduardo Borbon 247 McDonald Ave San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Eduardo Borbon October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610077 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Alexander Designs 1111 Story Rd Suite #1063 San Jose, CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Continental Precious Metal Inc. 1111 Story Rd Suite #1063 San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by A Corporation; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/13/15 “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.) Hung Tran October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610076 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Hung Phat Diamonds & Jewelry. 1111 Story Rd Suite #1063 San Jose, CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Trans Fine Jewelry Inc. 1111 Story Rd Suite #1063 San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by A Corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/13/15 “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.) Hung Tran October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610068 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, V&B Janitorial 2065 Palm Beach Way San Jose, CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Jose Villa 2065 Palm Beach Way San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/12/15 “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.) Jose Villa October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609992 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Second Half Under Grace 3256 South White Rd San Jose, CA 95148 Santa Clara County. Lowanda Pierson 3491 Tully Rd San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individ-

OCTOBER 16-22, 2015 ual; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/08/15 “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.) Lowanda Pierson October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/08/15 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 609991 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business names: 1) C.H.E.A.P 2) Creative Health Education And Prevents 3250 South White Rd #152 San Jose, CA 95148 Santa Clara Co. Lowanda Preison 3491 Tully Rd San Jose, CA 95148. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 02/16/2011 under file no. 346014 Lowanda Preison October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/08/2015 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 609989 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business names: Play & Learn 1341 Old Rose Pl San Jose, CA 95132 Santa Clara Co. Juan Encarnacion 1341 Old Rose Pl San Jose, CA 95132. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 11/12/2011 under file no. 558316 Juan Encarnacion October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/08/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINES NAME STATEMENT NO. 609100 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Khai Hoan Health Care 2443 Alvin Ave San Jose, CA 95121 Santa Clara County. Andy Tuan Quang Bui and Nha

Truc Quang Bui 2506 Chant Ct San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/11/15. “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.) Andy Bui General Partner October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/11/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV284256 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nicholas Medlin. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Nicholas Medlin, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicholas Medlin to Nick Bentlen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/10/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 10, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286358 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Quyen Anh Huynh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds


OCTOBER 16-22, 2015 that petitioner, Quyen Anh Huynh, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Quyen Anh Huynh to Mandy Quyen Anh Huynh. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/22/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 1, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609764 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Trips Dreams 5583 Playa Del Rey San Jose, CA 95123 Santa Clara County. Oscar Rios 5583 Playa Del Rey San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/2/2015 “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.) Oscar E. Rios October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/2/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609754 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Pasteleria Martinez 962 S. 1st St. San Jose, Ca 95110 Santa Clara County. Juan Martinez and Leyva Vasquez D. Alejandra 789 S. 11th St. San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a Married cou-

ple; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/1/2015 “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.) Juan Martinez October 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/1/15 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 608915 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name: Bengie & Bomber Services 757 Lakewood Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089, Santa Clara Co. Marleny Ortiz 757 Lakewood Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94089. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 09/09/2010 under file no. 542294 Marleny Ortiz October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/04/2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286183 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hossein Yektai. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Hossein Yektai, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hossein Yektai to Henry Yektai. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/15/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a news-

paper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 28, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286177 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: OK Kyong Joung. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, OK Kyong Joung, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. OK Kyong Joung to OK Kyong Han. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/15/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 28, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286175 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Austin James Willis. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Austin James Willis, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Austin James Willis to Austin Allan James. 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-

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tition for change of name should not be granted on 12/15/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 28, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286155 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nguyen, Suzanne Hoangdung. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Nguyen Suzanne Hoangdung, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nguyen, Hoang dung Suzanne to Nguyen Suzanne Hoangdung b. AKA Nguyen, Hoangdung Suzanne to Nguyen Suzanne Hoangdung c. AKA Nguyen, Thi Hoang Dung to Nguyen, Suzanne Hoangdung. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/15/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 25, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286149 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sue Cong Truong. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sue Cong Truong, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sue Cong Truong to Chris Cong Truong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/15/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 25, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286144 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: J. Guadalupe Anaya-Espinoza. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, J. Guadalupe AnayaEspinoza, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. J. Guadalupe Anaya-Espinoza to Jose Guadalupe Anaya. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/15/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published

at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 25, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286117 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hung Phi Nguyen and Thanh Mai Thi Dinh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Hung Phi Nguyen and Thanh Mai Thi Dinh, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mary Ngoc Ah Hoang Nguyen to Mary Ngoc Ah Nguyen b. Joseph Minh Quang Nguyen to Joseph Quang Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/15/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 24, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285909 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Arlene Michelle Lopez (aka: Levaditis-Artiga). TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Arlene Michelle Lopez (aka: Levaditis-Artiga), has filed a

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petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arlene Michelle Levaditis-Artiga to Arlene Michelle Lopez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/15/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 21, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286291 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nagaraj. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Arlene Nagaraj, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nagaraj to Nagaraj Annaiah. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/22/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285810 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cody William Harper. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Cody William Harper, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cody William Harper to William Hunter. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/08/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 18, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September 25; October 2, 9, 16, 2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609198 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Shop N Save Mart 2463 Brannan PL Santa Clara. CA 95050, Santa Clara County. Eportal LLC 2463 Brannan PL Santa Clara. CA 95050 This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/01/2009 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sudeihna Biswas Manager September 25; October 2, 9, 16, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/15/2015


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GREEN LIVING

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE BERKELEY, Calif. - Encouraging Californians to use the state’s light-rail systems instead of driving is being promoted as one way to combat climate change. A report out this week from UC Berkeley and the nonprofit Next 10 rates transit systems like the Metro in Los Angeles and BART in San Francisco, and finds that stations in downtown areas give California the most “bang for the buck” in terms of increasing ridership and fostering vibrant neighborhoods. Ethan Elkind, associate director of the Climate Change and Business Research Initiative at UC Berkeley, is the

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report’s lead author. He says proximity to transit stations in urban areas is a factor that needs to be considered. “We have to think about walkability, proximity to amenities, affordability, number of jobs and households located there,” he says. “Also the percentage of people in those areas, either employees or residents who actually use the transit system.” The report gave Muni and BART in the Bay Area a letter grade of B, which were the highest scores issued in the study. Los Angeles Metro Rail and Sacramento Regional Transit both got Cs, while San Diego Metropolitan Transit and Santa Clara VTA both scored a C-minus. Elkind says the lowestscoring transit hubs tend to

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be isolated park-and-ride type stations that draw suburban commuters, but are too far from jobs and housing to attract local riders. “You probably don’t need to provide rail service to those areas,” he says. “What you could provide instead might be shuttle buses, or bus-only lanes. There’s much cheaper ways of serving areas that don’t have high demand and high walkability.” The report says communities with low-scoring transit hubs can take advantage of the existing infrastructure investment by making sure local zoning laws and other regulations encourage companies and real estate developers to locate projects in and around rail stations.

DIA SAN JOSE, MODELO ESPECIAL, M I L A G R O M A R K E T I N G , C H A C H O S A N D M E X I C A N H E R I TA G E C O R P O R AT I O N P R E S E N T

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CALAVERA CAMP-CHILDRENS FUN ACTIVITIES LOS LUPEÑOS ALMAS FRONTERIZAS CALPULLI YAOCUAUHTLI OPENING PROCESSION ARTIST COLONY PRO WRESTLING REVOLUTION MARIACHI AZTECA SONIDO CLASH MARIACHI JUVENIL ALMA DE MEXICO CONJUNTO AVE NORTEÑA WORLD HOOD LA PLEBE THEE COMMONS

MUSIC THAT WILL ROCK THE DEAD, RATTLE THE BONES AND SHAKE YOUR SOUL. DIA SAN JOSÉ. A MOVER LA CALACA. Raul Peralez

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Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Babes is their name, and this 5-piece family band made up of siblings Sarah Rayne Leigh, Aaron Billy Leigh and Zack Leigh and their two cousins Jeff John Baird and Bryan Jeffrey Harris, create moody, melodic pop that can be described as a mix of country ballads, synthesizers, and sweeping 80’s vibes-all set to lyrics about love and heartbreak. Los Angeles is a double edged sword, bringing forth imagery of glitzy stardom, class and opportunity but heartbreak and emotional collapse as well. Growing up in LA and playing music since their youth, it wasn’t unexpected for the members of Babes to be in anything else but a rock band. “It just kind of naturally became something we all love so much. I couldn’t see us doing anything else. We get so much joy from it so we just thought, let’s keep going and going,” says Sarah, the band’s lead singer and synth player who shares songwriting duties with her brother Aaron, who is also the bands producer and guitarist. Other sibling Zack plays the guitar. Jeff and Bryan are the drummer and bassist, respectively. Everyone gets in on the group harmonies though. Sarah adds “We came together here in LA and me and my brother just started writing songs and worked at a weird studio in hollywood writing for other people, and then started writing for this. And its been Babes. And its fun.” Sarah describes Babes as sad pop music, or love songs on the coast. Personally, she grew up on The Kinks, Electric Light Orchestra, Disney movies and music, and Morrissey. It’s safe to say these influences show up in Babes’ music.

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On what seems to be Babes statement of purpose, it is written that “we play love songs cuz we feel bad, and it makes us feel good”. Sarah explains that “life is hard, things can be painful but that also makes other things very beautiful. and we’re trying to have a good time and have others have a good time by hearing our music.” It’s a win-win situation for Babes and their fans, making each other happy. They even sport a hotline, “call here if you feel bad,” (470) BABES-77. Babes’ new album “Untitled (Five Tears)” captures similar pop vibes that popularized them but with more diversity in its breadth. “I’d say there were some more upbeat kind of poppy songs on this one, but its pretty similar,” says Sarah. So far the singles released show this range of sonic energy, with “I’ve Got a Reason to Keep on Living”, a spacey synth-y version of an ELO song, “Life Come Into Me,” a ballad (like a lot of their work) that burns like a Velvet Underground song, and “Lonely Forever”, with a great percussion and catchy sweeping chorus that will make you want to sing about needing to be lonely forever, even if its not true. The release of their debut album is followed with a tour, their first. “We’ve only gone up to Seattle but this is gonna be our first around the US. We’re so excited, touring is so fun, it’s like a road trip but then we also get to play music every night, so we can’t wait,” says Sarah. The initial Babes EP signaled to the masses, ‘we’re Babes, we make groovy music because it makes us happy, come laugh and cry with us’. The 3 singles off their debut signify a slight departure, evoking the same message, but also adding ‘come dance and sing along with us now too’. As for any changes to their lives and their thought process

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through this journey of music, Sarah says, “well, getting people liking it, that’s a new feeling. People singing our lyrics at shows and asking for our music, and liking us, feels really funny, it feels great though. That feeling makes it all worthwhile, someone acknowledging what you do and saying how it makes them feel, and it feels really special. It’s a nice time.” To those out there wanting to venture in their own musical journey Sarah advises “I would say keep going, for a while, it takes a while to really master what you do, longer than you think and you cant give up after just some small tries, and there will be failures. Over and over. Nothing easy is worthwhile, just keep going.” The embers of Babes burn bright, and it’s definitely suggested catching some of the flare while its burning white hot with emotion and put out with tears. Alos, Sarah wants Babes’ future to go something like this, “just playing with them (the band/family), people digging our music, and that’s it really, playing, forever and ever. Til’ we die.” (She says with a chuckle). Babes will be performing at Slim’s in SF on Wednesday October 21st along with Rubblebucket. “Untitled (Five Tears)” is due out October 30 via Barsuk Records.

Babes’ social media:

babesband.com facebook.com/BabesBand youtube.com/user/BabesVEVO instagram.com/babesband Babes Hotline: “Call here if you feel bad” (470) BABES-77


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MOVIES

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Yvette Licea SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR As Halloween approaches, children across the country are asking, demanding and pleading for their families to let them dress up as they please. There are requests of Transformers, ‘Ghostface’, Witches and Spiderman. But when it comes to the little girls, a good portion are asking to be princesses from the classic Disney animated films in the early 90s, also known as the “Disney renaissance era”. One of those of Disney royalty is Princess Jasmine of the animated film, Aladdin. Aladdin’s story was brought to life in 1992, with its Broadway inspired music (which many still sing along with to this day), vivacious humor, and state of the art animation that captivated audiences of all ages. Aladdin, a poor boy who dreams of one day living in the palace and all its riches, is tricked by the Grand Vizir, Jafar, to acquire a lamp which contains the miraculous Genie (voiced by the late Robin Williams). Through the trials and triumphs of his adventure, Aladdin learns to be true to himself and ultimately defeats Jafar, releases the Genie from his curse of forever being a prisoner in the lamp, and wins the hand of the beautiful yet tenacious Princess Jasmine. In a recent interview with Linda Larkin, the speaking voice of Princess Jasmine, she shared her experiences while creating the film. Linda was the first speaking voice in Disney history to split the role of a character with a singing voice. Originally, Jasmine did not have a song and later when the creators added it, they quickly decided to find another actress to match her voice. And “from that point onward, they do it all the time now. Now they can get a celebrity to do the speaking

Linda Larkin shared voicing duties with the singing voice of Princess Jasmine for Disney’s 1992 instant classic, Aladdin. Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

voice of the character because they find a singer to match the voice. So it just opened up a whole world for celebrities to do animation,” she mentions. She also shares that she felt “really lucky that they felt very attached to me in that role and that they were willing to split that speaking and singing voice”. When asked about her interactions with Robin Williams as the Genie, Linda’s voice grew warm in remembrance of her time working with him, saying “(I) did know how special it was to work with Robin Williams because Robin Williams was someone that I have grown up watching and he was just already one of my favorite actors…. to be able to work with him was a dream come true. I just never, I can’t even say it was dream come true. I never even thought that was a possibility.” She described her first walk-in, saying that “immediately, his

warmth and his gentleness and his generosity as an actor, completely disarms you, completely puts you at ease and it was one of the most incredible days I’ve ever had. So I felt really blessed to have that experience.” In 2011, Linda was awarded the Disney Legends Award, which is their hall of fame award, in recognition for her work on Aladdin. When asked about how she felt about, she states it as “a top highlight of my life. It was something that was completely unexpected. I got a call out of the blue tell-

ing me that I was getting this award and it really, for me to part of Disney history in that way and to be given the honor of joining Disney’s Hall of Fame and joining all of the people who made an indelible contribution to the Disney legacy, it was overwhelming and very exciting, and definitely nerve-wracking. I had a lot o fun at that ceremony.” In celebration, Disney has re-released the animated film, now available as part of Disney’s Blu-Ray Diamond Collection.

Sinopsis: Bienvenidos a “Nice and Friendly Corners”, donde la adorable Sheriff Callie (con la voz de Mandy Moore) es un gato calicó que junto a su asistente, el pájaro carpintero Peck, y su compañero Toby, un adorable y divertido cactus, vigilan el pequeño y agradable pueblo de la frontera, asegurándose de que todos sigan el “Código Cowpoke” de justicia, honestidad, hospitalidad, cooperación y trabajo duro. Utilizando el foklore del Viejo Oeste para dar lecciones sobre los buenos valores, modales y principios éticos para niños de 2 a 7 años, “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West” es la combinación perfecta de gran amistad y risas para tu pequeño.            Cargado con 5 episodios repletos de acción y un exclusivo set de juegos desplegable GRATUITO. Lleva a tu hogar el primer western para niños pequeños con “Sheriff Callie’s Wild West: Howdy Partner” ¡que se estrena en DVD el martes 13 de octubre!   Reparto de voces incluye:  Mandy Moore (“Tangled”) como la Sheriff Callie; Lucas Grabeel (“High School Musical”) como Peck; Jessica DiCicco (“Gravity Falls”) como Toby; Mo Collins (“Parks and Recreation”) como Ella Cowbelle, Frida Fox y la editora del periódico Abigail Crane; Cree Summer (“Inspector Gadget”) como Priscilla Skunk; Kevin Michael Richardson (“Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”) como Farmer Stinky y Uncle Bun; Jeff Bennett (“Jake and the Never Land Pirates”) como Mr. Dillo, Doc Quakers y Cody el Pony Express Rider; Gary Anthony Williams (“Doc McStuffins”) como Dirty Dan y Dusty; Carlos Alazraqui (“Planes”) como Tio Tortuga; y Flea (“Inside Out”) como Milk Bandit. Creado por:  Denis Morella y George Evelyn -Incluye 5 episodios de la exitosa serie de Disney Junior protagonizada por Mandy Moore como la voz de Callie, el gato calicó Sheriff que refuerza los buenos valores, los modales y los principios éticos, ¡más un set de juego desplegable GRATUITO!-


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to get there.” (Twitter stock rose amid news of the layoffs)

336 Twitter employees, or 8% of Twitter’s workforce were laid off. This included some who were notified about their lay offs through a ‘locked out’ status on a login work-page. On Tuesday October 13th a ‘all employee’ email surfaced online, the same one that every employee at Twitter received.

Dorsey was initially fired from Twitter in 2008, and came back as interim CEO this June. He will be sharing double duties while running Square Inc. (founded by Dorsey in 2009) which has recently filed its IPO (Initial public offering) paperwork.

The newly appointed CEO and Twitter co-founder of Jack Dorsey was behind the writing of this letter. He says that this is part of a ‘streamlining’ process that will keep the company focused and building on its future, a stronger Twitter. He ends the letter, “thank you all for your trust and understanding here. This isn’t easy. But it is right. The world needs a strong Twitter, and this is another step

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Below is the letter in its entirety: From: Jack Dorsey To: All Employees Date: October 13, 2015 Subject: A more focused Twitter Team, We are moving forward with a restructuring of our workforce so we can put our company on a stronger path to grow. Emails like this are

with Moments, a great beginning, and a bold peek into the future of how people will see what’s going on in the world.

usually riddled with corporate speak so I’m going to give it to you straight. The team has been working around the clock to produce streamlined roadmap for

Twitter, Vine, and Periscope and they are shaping up to be strong. The roadmap is focused on the experiences which will have the greatest impact. We launched the first of these experiences last week

The roadmap is also a plan to change how we work, and what we need to do that work. Product and Engineering are going to make the most significant structural changes to reflect our plan ahead. We feel strongly that Engineering will move much faster with a smaller and nimbler team, while remaining the biggest percentage of our workforce. And the rest of the organization will be streamlined in parallel. So we have made an extremely tough decision: we plan to part ways with up to 336 people from across the company. We are doing this with the utmost respect for each and every

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person. Twitter will go to great lengths to take care of each individual by providing generous exit packages and help finding a new job. Let’s take this time to express our gratitude to all of those who are leaving us. We will honor them by doing our best to serve all the people that use Twitter. We do so with a more purpose-built team, which we’ll continue to build strength into over time, as we are now enabled to reinvest in our most impactful priorities. Thank you all for your trust and understanding here. This isn’t easy. But it is right. The world needs a strong Twitter, and this is another step to get there. As always, please reach out to me directly with any ideas or questions. Jack


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VIBRAS

OCTOBER 16-22, 2015

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Aries (21 de marzo-19 de abril)

Carlo Magno, Leonardo Da Vinci, Vincent Van Gogh, Thomas Jefferson, Benito Juárez, Charlie Chaplin, Alecc Guinness, María Félix, Mario Vargas Llosa, Luis Miguel, Lady Gaga, Doctora Ana María Polo.

Tauro (20 de abril-20 de mayo)

William Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud, Rodolfo Valentino, Eva Perón,San Juan Pablo II, Anthony Quinn, Al Pacino, Salvador Dalí, Tito Puente,Cher, Enrique Iglesias, David Beckham.

Géminis (21 de mayo-21 de junio)

Victoria de Inglaterra, Federico García Lorca, John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe,Paul McCartney, Rainiero de Mónaco, Clint Eastwood, Jean Paul Sartre, Nicole Kidman, Paula Abdul, Johnny Depp, Paulina Rubio.

Cáncer (22 de junio-22 de julio)

Julio Cesar, Ernest Hemingway, Pierre Cardin, Giorgio Armani,Nelson Mandela, Lady Diana, Frida Kalho, Pablo Neruda, Carlos Santana, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Chayane.

Leo (23 de julio-22 de agosto)

Ricardo Corazón de León, Napoleón Bonaparte, Jackie Kennedy Onassis Matahari, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton Madonna, Jennifer López, Robert De Niro, Antonio Banderas, Juanes.

Virgo (23 de agosto-22 de septiembre)

Agatha Christie, Beata Madre Teresa de Calcuta, Sofia Loren, Greta Garbo, Richard Gere, Freddie ������������������������������ Mercury, Michael Jackson, Stephen King, Gloria Estefanm Keanu Reeves, Salma Hayek, Thalía.

Libra (23 de septiembre-23 de octubre)

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Pancho Villa, Margaret Thatcher, Luciano Pavarotti,Brigitte Bardot, Lech Walesa, Celia Cruz, Almodóvar, Ralph Lauren,John Lenon, Catherine Zeta Jones, Zac Efron.

Escorpión (24 de octubre-21 de noviembre)

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Cristóbal Colón, Pablo Picasso, Francosis Mitterand, Grace Kelly, Marie Curie, Indira Gandhi, Bill Gates, Hillary Clinton, Diego Armando Maradona, Enzo Arantes Do Nascimento Pelé, Julia Roberts, Leonardo Di Caprio.

Sagitario (22 de noviembre-21 de diciembre)

Nostradamus, Beethoven, Walt Disney, Jane Fonda, Frank Sinatra, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Lope de Vega, Tina Turner, Rita Moreno, Diego Rivera, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears.

Capricornio (22 de diciembre-19 de enero)

Isaac Newton, Santa Juana de Arco, Edgar Alan Poe, Muhammad Alí, Martin Luther King Jr., Rubén Darío, Anthony Hopkins, Elvis Presley, Carolina Herrera, Ricky Martín, Jim Carrey, Don Francisco.

Acuario (20 de enero-18 de febrero)

Galileo Galilei, Charles Dickens, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Alba Edison, Franco Zefirelli, Julio Verne, Ronald Reagan, Oprah Winfrey, Shakira, John Travolta, Plácido Domingo, Alejandra Guzmán.

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Miguel Ángel Buonaroti, Nicolás Copernico, Galileo Galilei, Federico Chopin,George Washington, Alexander Graham Bell, Edgar Cayce, Albert Einstein,Elizabeth Taylor, Gabriel García Márquez, Eva Longoria, Walter Mercado.


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Cinta fuerte, reforzada, para rasgar, adherir y listo

1991-92 Original Sweater Leads Magazine’s List of Top 100

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La resistencia de la cinta Gorilla supera a la de las cintas comunes y su lista de usos posibles es prácticamente interminable. Se adhiere a superficies rugosas e irregulares donde no se pueden utilizar cintas comunes.

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San Jose CALIFORNIA The Hockey News recently unveiled its list of the top 100 hockey jerseys of all time and the San Jose Sharks original sweater has been selected as No. 1. The original sweater, worn from 1991 through 1998, took the sports and fashion worlds by storm becoming a global sensation, along with the team’s fierce shark-biting-hockey-stick logo. The Oct. 16 issue of The Hockey News notes: “Though the logo has been altered in recent years, the original shark crest was perfect. San Jose may not have popularized the use of a triangle as background, but the way the shark is springing out is fantastic. The teal blue is definitely bold, and San Jose owns that color (red, on

the other hand, could make you think of Chicago, Montreal or Detroit). The secondary logo, a cutting fin on the shoulder, is also an amazing mark. This jersey could have been used for decades and no one would call it out for being dated. Simply put, it’s flawless. The stripes aren’t busy and, in an era where garishness took over, the Sharks kept it classy.” Designed by local artist Terry Smith, the jersey and logo have become among the most recognizable images in sports marketing. “It’s a tremendous honor when people like and acknowledge your work,” said Smith. The 2015-16 season marks the Sharks 25th anniversary and in Sept., the team unveiled the Smith-designed “Heritage Jersey,” which the team will wear on selected dates this season.

The Heritage Jersey is modeled after the Sharks original sweater with slight modernization’s to the team’s logo and utilizing the team’s current teal. “As we celebrate 25 years of Sharks hockey, it is extremely gratifying to see a prominent publication like The Hockey News recognize the tradition and pride that our franchise and fans feel for our team,” said Sharks Chief Operating Officer John Tortora. “This honor also speaks volumes about the organization’s rich history and the players who have donned the Sharks jersey.” The jersey is prominently featured on the cover of the Oct. 16 issue: Special thanks to The Hockey News for allowing us to share this information.

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Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR The popularity of freestyle soccer and street soccer have taken off over the last few years, with its dynamic footwork and ball control, its something that is unlike the professional scene most are familiar with. Louie Mata, owner of Soccer in Slow Motion, is an avid supporter of the sport and all its merits. This year he hosts the 2nd annual Panna Anna Soccer Tournament at the San Jose Flea Market, bringing along teams, individuals and world renowned legends of the technique-laden street sport. Mata says “our company is Soccer in Slow Motion, and we started about 5 years ago. About 3 years ago we got further into the street soccer scene. Now we’re hosting our 2nd annual Panna street soccer tournament.” Mata describes the differences of classical soccer versus street and freestyle as “street soccer involves a lot more advanced ball control, which makes it great for players to improve their skills. They’re focused on an individual’s ball control skills and it’s not a larger soccer type of experience. It’s a player’s chance to exhibit or show their very best skills so basically there’s nowhere to hide, its your skills versus someone else’s.” This individualism is a large part of the tournaments, yet Mata says the community is huge, and is supportive of each individual. “One of the things thats different about street soccer and the freestyle scene is that the competitors are, theres a lot more camaraderie. So it’s a different feel than teams coming to compete against each other. When you have a freestyle competition everyones coming together with their own

skills so you see friends. its a chance for people to come and meet as a big community and compete against to each other as opposed to teams showing up and playing your game.”

sport out of Thailand played with a wicker-type volleyball will astonish crowds. “They play over a 5 foot net and they do almost a bicycle kick to put the ball over the net and land back on their feet,” says Mata.

Working with American Panna and the Flea Market has allowed exposure and expansion according to Mata. “We’ve done several events with the San Jose Flea Market over the last 4 years, so when we decided to host our tournament we spoke to (them) about doing it over there and its a great location for us because of the crowd and atmosphere, we love the place.”

Skill challenges with some of the freestyle officials will also draw a big crowd, the Player Officials being made up of international legends of the freestyle and street soccer community. These include:

Soccer In Slow Motion has different workshops and outreach events that they hold in California, including the Panna Anna tournament. “Through our program over the last couple of years we’ve done exhibitions and entertainment for companies around the united states such as Powerade, Tabasco and Money Gram. So we’ve had the chance to go across the US and do the Street soccer entertainment and (a) variety of things.” This exposure allowed the amount of talent to come to the tournament at the Flea Market, including players from Panama, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada and the US. People coming to the tournament this weekend can expect to find something for every soccer fan. Players from the US ‘Takraw’ an Asian

Yassine Coyote - Belgium Soufiane Bencok – Belgium Tawel Skora - Poland Kristoffer Liicht - Denmark Jeremy Park -USA Louie “El Matador” Mata USA. Mata adds, “people that come are going to see some legends of the sport, players they’re not going to get to see outside of an event like this.” Soccer in Slow Motion hosts the 2nd Annual American Panna and Freestyle tournament for players ages nine and up. Compete in 1v1, 2v2, or freestyle tournaments your division to win the prize. Saturday and Sunday October 17th – 18th, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. San Jose Flea Market. Visit soccerinslowmotion.com for more info, and watch highlights of street soccer and freestyle at youtube. com/user/SoccerInSlowMotion.

El Observador _42  

We are a bilingual weekly newspaper focused on serving the Hispanic Latino community in San Jose and local bay area since 1980.

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