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OPINION

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OCTOBER 20 - 26, 2017

LATINO COMMUNITIES MUST FACE 2018 PRIMARY ELECTION ISSUES

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The Midterm election year 2018 w ill be here ver y soon: June 2018. Latinos have 12 months to prepare for this transformational midterm primary election. For the f irst time ever, three experienced Latinos will be campaigning to be elected as State Attorney General (Xavier Becerra); a s G over nor, State of California (A ntonio R . Villaraigosa) and as the next U.S. Senator (Kevin de León). Attorney General Becerra has taken President Trump to court regarding DACA, the withholding of federal funds for medical care ser v ices; and civ ic services (Sanctuary issues). Villaraigoza has been in public ser v ice for many years as State Assembly member and Mayor of Los Angeles. De León is current President Pro Tempore of the CA State Senate; he has decided to challenge incumbent Senator Diane Feinstein, who was f irst elected in 1992. Google their names to learn about their public service accomplishments. The campaign rhetoric then will be filled with propaganda. If these three Latino candidates are to be elected, California's Hispanic/Latino electorate will have to step up their support levels to ensure that outcome. First, Latinos will need to support these candidates with their political contributions (cash). Since Latinos make up 47% of California's population this is very possible especially if a ver y high percentage of L atinos both contribute and vote.

Modern communication technolog y makes that very possible. Recall that ‘unknown’ former President Obama who raised $107 million w ith $27 contributions. Establishment's political strategists have all presented their perspectives: None of these L atino candidates has a chance because of: a) not already having name recognition; b) not hav ing suff icient campaign funding; c) not hav ing the Democratic Pa r t y e s t abl i sh ment's backing; and white supremacist factors. Here is an opportunity to be the force which changes things at high executive levels by exerting their will. They will need to provide grass-root support. The kind politicians, especially candidates, dream about. Latino communities will have several opportunities to v isibly move public policy inf luence and power from those East Coast Yankees to Pacific Coast's California economy all by themselves. Why should the Latino community tr y to elect the next Attorney General; the next Governor and the next U.S. Senator who are all Latino? One reason is that these direct representatives have had similar p er s on a l e x p er ienc e s overcoming disadvantages during their life's journey. Things have cha nged over time: That Yankee establishment is out of touch with those who do grunt work '; those who need jobs providing living wages; housing; medical services; education; clean water & air, etc. Like other ordinary American residents, Latinos just want an oppor tunity to earn a reliable income which permits living in secure comfort. Too many elected of f icials have forgotten that it is We, The People who make this nation

great! The main reason Latinos need to see more direct r epr e s ent at ion w h ic h ref lec t s their culture, morals, ethics and core values, is that the current establishment, both Republican conservatives and Democratic liberals, have not addressed issues which impact the general community. The reality is that the Latino Community's issues are not any different than those of the general community. We all need direct representation to ensure programs and ser v ices reach those in need in all communities. Families and individuals all need the same access to civil rights, opportunity, and the pursuit of their lives, liberty and happiness. The ample natural resources of this nation must not end up being owned by that top 0.1% (the ultra-wealthy). And there are several other important issues: The current law enforcement-justice system has f laws which are being exposed by the photos and v ideos recorded by smart phones now in community hands. Recently, Supervisor Cindy Chavez has been the champion of alternatives to posting bail. It is just not right to incarcerate an individual simply because he/she is not well-off enough to post a $500 bail bond. Judge LaDoris Cordell initiated alternatives to incarceration such as community service; rehabilitation & training. The legalistic inter pretation of laws results in practices for which less costly alternatives exist. Many current pra c t ices need t o be exposed by monitoring using citizens who have no conf lict of interest. Justice under the law which is applied equitably is very important. Common sense options need to be identif ied and used

as alternatives to what happens today. Ultra-conser vatives w ill never allow or practice Good Samaritan Stewa rd ship which pla ces the Medicare/MediCa l services, Social Security Administration, Veteran's Administration and Pl a n n e d Pa r e n t h o o d prog ra ms beyond the reach of those who want these ser v ices managed by the private sector and their eligibility voucher plans. These services, in my obser vation, are not fairly distributed by a competitive, for-prof it purveyor model. Market forces do not exist which would result in greater eff iciency and lower prices. Current ACA insurance subsidies w ithheld by Trump demonstrate that reality. It is in the best interest of American nation to have a government which is responsible and accountable for the provision of ser v ices needed by those who are disadvantaged, handicapped, and impoverished. These cohorts need to be cared for through prog rams which are underwritten by a government ‘of the people, by the people, and for the people'. It is ver y important for Latinos to have elected leaders from their community off icially present at the conference table where public policy is made. It has been very helpful for the past several decades to have civil rights and voting rights, but that is not enough. Today, many negotiated deals happen w ithout the consent of those being impacted. This t y pe of decision making is simply wrong; is usually self- ser v ing; and is not democratic in any way. Voting rights cannot be allowed to be restricted by gerr y mander ing. A goal for America would

be to have election district boundar y lines draw n by commissions whose members have no conf lict of interest'. Recent events w ill have a long-term impact on America's people. Three hurricanes have wreaked se ver e d a m a ge f r om Texas to Florida; Puerto Rico's severely damaged infrastructures still do not deliver elec tr icit y nor drinking water; the Las Vegas massacre happened; and wild f ires in California have reduced thousands of homes and businesses to ashes. These events have taken a human toll...FEMA's budget needs replenishing; homes need to be rebuilt; and public health ser v ices need to be re- established. Doing what needs to be done will add to the national deficit which already exceeds $US 22 Tr illion. The Latino community needs to ask one question: Are undocumented residents being ser ved along with everyone else? Collectively, the impact of all these issues has served to distract from a basic issue: The leaders of America need to first deal w ith its people's needs here at home. American people need leadership which continues to strive to develop a hopeful future for its people, especially its youth. To accomplish that will require re-establishment of the American Dream'. If the Latino community wants the American Dream, then it must participate in a manner that makes them fully engaged, involved and committed a s A mer ic an citizens. Democratic achievements take a lot of thoughtful planning and execution of the work required. The Latino community is well advised to face all these issues. Only they can act in their own best interests.

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CALENDAR

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR! FREE ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES BY LAS CAFETERAS AND DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS COMMEMORATION AT

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ASTC ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017 Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7am San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $25

A NEW WORLD: INTIMATE MUSIC FROM “FINAL FANTASY” Saturday October 21, 2017 / 7pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA $42 - $68

WE LOVE HOUSTON – VIETNAMESE CONCERT Sunday October 22, 2017 / 4:30pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $35 - $150

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL Saturday October 21, 2017 / 11am Saint James Park N 2nd St San Jose, CA Free

‘OKLAHOMA!’ BY RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8pm San Jose City College Theater 2100 Moorpark Ave San Jose, CA $12 - $37

MIDNIGHT AT THE MASQUERADE Sunday October 22, 2017 / 5pm The Old Spaghetti Factory 51 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $60 - $79

CONNECT & COLLECT: 37TH ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION AND AUCTION Saturday October 21, 2017 / 6pm San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art 560 S 1st St San Jose, CA $100

BRAHMS & KHACHATURIAN Saturday October 21, 2017 / 8pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA $45 - $90

BAY AREA VIRTUAL REALITY EXPO Friday October 27, 2017 / All Day San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $49 - $299

2017 SAN JOSE PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS INVITATIONAL Saturday October 21, 2017 / 6:45pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $15 - $129

20TH ANNUAL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS PROCESSION & FESTIVAL Sunday October 22, 2017 / 11am Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA Free

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EDUCATION

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FINANCIAL AID SEASON FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS IS HERE: WHAT TO KNOW

OCTOBER 20 - 26, 2017

Free Museum Days at the de Young Museum. Come see the newest exhibit, Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire The de Young Museum will be hosting free admission days to the entire permanent collection, as well as its newest temporary exhibit Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire. The following dates and times are the community free days: • All Wednesdays in October 2017 – from 9:30 – 5:15 pm • Friday: November 10, 2017 – from 5pm – 8:30 pm • Saturday: November 11, 2017 – from 9:30 – 5:15 pm

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It’s not only football season. For current and incoming college students, it’s financial aid season, too, and that means completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be the first step families take in the planning-forcollege process; it’s used by schools to put together financial aid packages, states use it to determine eligibility for state aid, and some scholarships require it as part of their applications. “Regardless of whether you think you will qualify for funding, don’t fumble by simply not completing the application,” says Martha Holler, senior vice president, Sallie Mae. By just completing the FAFSA, students can gain access to more than $120 billion in grants, work-study funds, and federal student loans. Sallie Mae is offering six key points to help families move the ball down the field this FAFSA season: • Get season tickets in advance. Complete the FAFSA as a high school senior — and every year in college, even graduate school. It’s the only way to remain eligible for federal student aid, and the amount of aid can vary year-overyear. • Review the playbook before the game. Before beginning the application, both parents and students should create a username and password, a Federal Student Aid ID, and gather Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, bank statements, tax returns and W-2 forms. Having this information ready can expedite the process. • Don’t miss the opening kick-off. Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, or from programs with limited funds, so the earlier families fill out the FAFSA, the better their chances for aid.

Additionally, submitting the FAFSA earlier could mean receiving financial aid award letters earlier. Timing varies by school, so families should check with financial aid offices and school websites for specifics. • Go for the two-point conversion. Take advantage of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import and convert tax information directly into the FAFSA. After some critical changes were made to address privacy and security issues, the tool is back, and more applicants will be eligible to use it this year. • Watch out for trick plays. The only way to fill out a FAFSA is at fafsa.gov. Filing the FAFSA is always free, so watch out for sites that charge fees or make promises that sound too good to be true. Students can reduce the risk of identity theft by keeping their Federal Student Aid ID confidential and reporting any suspected fraudulent account activity immediately. • Don’t be a Monday morning quarterback. Completing the FAFSA earlier means receiving critical information like the Student Aid Report (SAR) sooner. The SAR provides basic information about student eligibility for federal student aid and answers to the FAFSA questions. The SAR also includes the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which provides a clearer picture about eligibility for financial aid as families begin applying to colleges. Families who complete the FAFSA online typically receive their SAR within three to five days. • Make your final draft picks. Families should list at least one school on the FAFSA. Some state aid is based on the order of how schools are listed, so families should consider listing state schools first. For a full online playbook of tips and resources, visit SallieMae.com. Don’t drop the ball this season. Take steps to secure financial aid for your college future.

Audio Guide, a complete digital guide to the wonders of Teotihuacan, and exhibition signage are also available in Spanish. On Saturday, November 11 the de Young Museum will have a Community Day Celebration with very exciting programming!  See below for the schedule of events. • Community City of Fire

Day

Celebration:

Saturday, November 11 | 12-4 pm Programs and museum admission are free and open to the public. Come onsite the day-of to redeem a free ticket to see Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire. Admission into the permanent collection is free with no ticket required.

• Danza Xitlalli 12-12:30 pm | Front Lawn/Wilsey Court • Candelaria: Live Music 12:30-2 pm | Wilsey Court • Bobby Ganush and Rebecca Gonzalez: DJ’ed Latin Vinyl Mix 2-4 pm | Wilsey Court • Sesenta y Ocho Voces, Sesenta y Ocho Corazones (68 voces): Short Films 12-4 pm (on a 35-min loop) | Koret Auditorium "68 voices" is a series of animated indigenous stories narrated in their native language. Note: Films will run on a loop with Spanish subtitles, then English, then repeat. • Estación de Creatividad: ArtMaking for everyone with Linda Janklow 12-4 pm | location tbd • Mexico By Hand: Featured Artisan 9:30 am – 5:15 pm | Museum Store, Upper Level (behind Grand Staircase) https://deyoung.famsf.org/calendar/ opening-day-celebration-teotihucancity-water-city-fire


OCTOBER 20 - 26, 2017

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BUSINESS

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BBB OFFERS DONATION ADVICE IN WAKE OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

Wildfires are currently raging through Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino counties. Wine country communities are suffering, and need assistance. Unfortunately, scammers and unethical organizations often use times of tragedy to prey on victims and on the public’s generosity. Although no scams related to the current wildfires have been reported so far, BBB has received reports of fraudulent charities soliciting donations and crowdfunding appeals that don’t actually benefit victims after past tragedies. Those affected by the fires should also be on the lookout for price gouging of hotels and other goods and

services. If you encounter a scam or unethical business, report it to your BBB at bbb.org/greatersan-francisco. The following BBB tips will help you donate wisely to those affected by the devastating Northern California fires:

researched the relief organizations they list. The public can go to www.give.org to research charities and relief organizations and verify that they are accredited by BBB and meet its 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.

organization has the staff and infrastructure to distribute such aid properly. Ask the charity about its transportation and distribution plans. Be wary of those who are not experienced in disaster relief assistance.

• Be wary of claims that 100 percent of donations will assist relief victims. Despite what an organization might claim, charities have fund raising and administrative costs. Even a credit card donation will involve, at a minimum, a processing fee. If a charity claims 100 percent of collected funds will be assisting fire victims, the truth is that the organization is still probably incurring fund raising and administrative expenses. It may use some of its other funds to pay these costs, but the expenses will still be incurred.

• A word on crowdfunding sites. Crowdfunding is a method of raising money from a large group of people, typically via the Internet. If you’re thinking about donating to a fire relief appeal on a crowdfunding site, make sure to ask questions. If the organizer is not responsive or not willing to offer a lot of detail, that is a red flag. BBB Wise Giving Alliance notes that crowdfunding websites call for varying degrees of information in order for appeals to be set up, and may take fund raising pages down when questions are raised that can’t be substantiated. However, those requirements alone won’t prevent all fraud.   If you decide to contribute via crowdfunding, it is probably best to give to people who you personally know that have posted requests for assistance. Crowdfunding website campaigns can do a lot of good, and raise a lot of money, but make sure you do your homework before contributing.

• Find out if the charity has an on-the-ground presence in the impacted areas. Unless the charity already has staff in the affected areas, it may be difficult to bring in new aid workers to provide assistance quickly. See if the charity’s website clearly describes what the charity can do to address immediate needs.

• Be cautious when giving online. Be cautious about online giving, especially in response to spam messages, emails, and social media pages that claim to link to a relief organization. If you want to give to a charity involved in relief efforts, go directly to the charity’s website.

• Find out if the charity is providing direct aid or raising money for other groups. Some charities may be raising money to pass along to relief organizations. If so, you may want to consider “avoiding the middleman” and giving directly to those that have a presence in the region. Or, at a minimum, check out the ultimate recipients of these donations to see whether they are equipped to provide aid effectively.

• Rely on expert opinion when it comes to evaluating a charity. Be cautious when relying on third-party recommendations such as bloggers or other websites, as they may not have fully

• Gifts of clothing, food or other in-kind donations. In-kind drives for food and clothing, while well intentioned, may not necessarily be the quickest way to help those in need – unless the

For many communities, recovery will be a longterm activity that can take many months or years to accomplish, depending on the extent of the damage. Recovery efforts may not begin until the fires have been contained, and those concerned about helping communities bounce back will have many opportunities to help. If you encounter any scams, make sure to report them to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker to help warn others. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

BBB OFRECE CONSEJOS SOBRE DONAR A LOS AFECTADOS POR LOS INCENDIOS EN EL NORTE DE CALIFORNIA también deben tener cuidado con especulación de precios de hoteles y otros artículos y servicios. Si usted encuentra una estafa o tiene un problema con un negocio, repórtelo a su BBB en bbb.org/ greater-san-francisco. Los siguientes consejos de su BBB le ayudarán a donar sabiamente a los afectados por los devastadores incendios en el norte de California:

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Incendios están quemando a los condados de Napa, Sonoma, y Mendocino. Las comunidades están sufriendo, y necesitan ayuda. Desafortunadamente, los estafadores y las organizaciones poco éticas a menudo usan momentos de tragedia para aprovechar de las víctimas y de la generosidad del público. Aunque todavía no hemos recibido informes de estafas relacionadas con los fuegos que están ocurriendo ahora, después de tragedias pasadas BBB ha recibido informes sobre organizaciones benéficas fraudulentas solicitando donaciones y apelaciones de crowdfunding que no benefician a víctimas. Aquellos afectados por los incendios

• Tenga cuidado al dar en línea. Tenga cuidado con la donación en línea, especialmente en respuesta a mensajes de spam, correos electrónicos, y páginas de medios sociales que vinculan a una organización de ayuda. Si usted desea dar a una organización involucrada en los esfuerzos de socorro, vaya directamente al sitio web de la caridad. • Confié en la opinión de expertos cuando evaluando una organización benéfica. Sea cauteloso al confiar en recomendaciones de terceros como bloggers u otros sitios web, ya que es posible que no han investigado completamente las organizaciones de ayuda que ellos recomiendan. El público puede ir a www.give.org para investigar organizaciones sin fines de lucro y verificar que están acreditadas por BBB y cumplen con 20 estándares. • Tenga cuidado con organizaciones que reclaman que 100 por ciento de las donaciones ayudaran a las víctimas. Las organizaciones benéficas tienen costos de recaudación de fondos y costos administrativos. Por ejemplo, una donación usando una tarjeta de crédito implicará, como mínimo, una tarifa de procesamiento. Si una organización de caridad dice que el 100 por ciento

de los fondos recaudados ayudará a las víctimas de incendios, la verdad es que la organización probablemente está incurriendo otros gastos. Pueden utilizar algunos de sus otros fondos para pagar estos costos, pero los gastos todavía se incurrirán. • Averigüe si la organización tiene una presencia en las áreas afectadas. A menos que la caridad ya tenga personal en las áreas afectadas, puede ser difícil traer nuevos trabajadores humanitarios para proporcionar asistencia rápidamente. Vea si el sitio web de la caridad describe claramente lo que la caridad puede hacer para atender las necesidades inmediatas. • Averigüe si la organización benéfica está proporcionando ayuda directa o recaudando fondos para otros grupos. Algunas organizaciones pueden recaudar dinero para pasar a organizaciones de socorro. Si es así, es posible que desee considerar "evitar el intermediario" y dar directamente a los que tienen una presencia en la región. O, como mínimo, echa un vistazo a los beneficiarios finales de estas donaciones para ver si están equipados para proporcionar ayuda eficazmente. • Tenga cuidado con los regalos de ropa, comida u otras donaciones en especie. Las unidades en especie para alimentos y ropa, aunque bien intencionadas, no necesariamente pueden ser la forma más rápida de ayudar a los necesitados, a menos que la organización tenga el personal y la infraestructura para distribuir dicha ayuda adecuadamente. Pregúntele a la caridad sobre sus planes de transporte y distribución. Tenga

cuidado con aquellos que no tienen experiencia en asistencia para casos de desastre. • Una palabra sobre sitios de crowdfunding. Crowdfunding es un método de recaudar dinero de un gran grupo de personas, normalmente a través del Internet. Si está pensando en donar a una apelación en un sitio de crowdfunding, asegúrese de hacer preguntas. Si el organizador no responde o no está dispuesto a ofrecer detalles, es una señal de alerta. Diferentes sitios web de crowdfunding piden información variada para establecer apelaciones, y pueden quitar las páginas de recaudación de fondos si sospechan que son fraudulentas. Sin embargo, esos requisitos por sí solos no evitarán todo el fraude. Si decide contribuir a través de crowdfunding, probablemente sea mejor dar a personas que usted conozca personalmente. Las campañas en sitios web de crowdfunding pueden hacer mucho bueno, y recogen mucho dinero, pero asegúrese de hacer su tarea antes de contribuir. Para muchas comunidades, la recuperación va a tomar muchos meses o años para lograr, dependiendo de la extensión del daño. Los esfuerzos de recuperación van a comenzar cuando los incendios hayan sido contenidos, y los que quieren ayudar a las comunidades afectados tendrán muchas oportunidades de ayudar. Si encuentra alguna estafa, asegúrese de reportarlo al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/ scamtracker para ayudar a otros. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 844-2000, o en goldengate.bbb.org.


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HEALTH

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PRODUCTOS INYECTABLES PARA ACLARAR LA PIEL: LO QUE DEBE SABER pueden incluir glutatión, vitamina C, colágeno y hasta placenta humana.

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FDA

En septiembre de 2014, alguaciles de los Estados Unidos incautaron diversos medicamentos inyectables sin aprobación, mal rotulados y posiblemente dañinos, que eran comercializados como productos para blanquear la piel, incluyendo kits de glutatión avanzado de Relumins y kits blanqueadores de colágeno y glutatión de Tatiomax que se muestran arriba.

En septiembre de 2014, alguaciles de los Estados Unidos  incautaron diversos medicamentos sin aprobación y mal rotulados que Flawless Beauty LLC vendía y distribuía, y bajo la orden de la FDA y del Procurador de los Estados Unidos del Distrito de Nueva Jersey. A principios de ese año, Flawless Beauty LLC había  retirado voluntariamente numerosos medicamentos sin aprobación. A pesar del retiro, la compañía continuó comercializando y distribuyendo medicamentos no aprobados, lo cual motivó a las autoridades federales a buscar otras medidas de cumplimiento. Los productos incautados incluyen kits de glutatión avanzado de Relumins y kits blanqueadores de colágeno y glutatión de Tatiomax. "En general, los consumidores deben tener precaución con todos los productos comercializados por internet con afirmaciones exageradas sobre su seguridad y la eficacia", dice Kim. "También deben consultar a su médico antes de decidir utilizar un producto nuevo".

Algunos consumidores que desean cambiar el color de su piel están recurriendo a productos inyectables para blanquear o aclarar su tez. Es posible que estos productos no sean seguros ni eficaces y podrían contener ingredientes o contaminantes desconocidos y dañinos.  La FDA no ha aprobado ningún medicamento inyectable para blanquear o aclarar la piel.

La FDA también ha expresado su preocupación en cuanto a la seguridad de productos aclarantes de la piel de venta sin receta médica. Los medicamentos aclarantes de la piel que contienen mercurio amoniacado son productos nuevos y, por lo tanto, deben pasar el proceso de aprobación de la FDA requerido para los medicamentos nuevos.

"Estos productos constituyen un posible e importante riesgo para los consumidores. Básicamente, usted se está inyectando una sustancia desconocida en su cuerpo —usted no sabe lo que contiene ni cómo se fabricó", dice In Kim, un farmacéutico de la FDA.

Qué deben hacer los consumidores

Aparte del daño potencial del producto, aplicar inyecciones de modo incorrecto o sin medidas de seguridad puede transmitir enfermedades, causar infecciones y provocar graves lesiones. Promesas que tienen un precio Los productos inyectables para blanquear la piel a menudo prometen aclarar la piel, corregir el tono irregular de la piel y aclarar manchas. Algunos productos incluso aseguran tratar enfermedades, tales como enfermedades del hígado y el mal de Parkinson. Estos productos se comercializan como una inyección intravenosa, intramuscular o subcutánea, y se venden por internet y en algunos comercios minoristas y spas de salud. Si bien el consumidor común y corriente puede no saberlo, estos productos son medicamentos nuevos sin aprobación. "Hemos observado diferentes compañías por internet que comercializan productos inyectables para blanquear la piel y nos preocupa que estos productos y sus componentes puedan causar graves daños a los consumidores", dice Kim. Los productos contienen ingredientes que

Si usted ha utilizado estos productos inyectables y presenta efectos secundarios, consulte a un médico lo antes posible. Usted o su médico también puede denunciar enfermedades o lesiones que crean que pueden estar relacionadas con estos productos llamando al 1-800-FDA-1088 o visitando la FDA en línea en fda.gov. Si tiene preguntas sobre problemas específicos de la piel, consulte a un proveedor de salud. Existen medicamentos para la piel aprobados por la FDA para tratar ciertas enfermedades de la piel, tales como hiperpigmentación (que causa el oscurecimiento de la piel) y melasma (que causa manchas en el rostro). A diferencia de los medicamentos no aprobados para blanquear la piel, los medicamentos aprobados por la FDA son seguros y eficaces para su fin según la determinación de la agencia. Además, los establecimientos en donde se fabrican los productos aprobados, en general, están sujetos a la inspección de la FDA y deben cumplir con las reglamentaciones de la FDA y con las buenas prácticas de fabricación. Este artículo está disponible en la página de  Artículos para el Consumidor  de la FDA, en la cual se publican las últimas novedades sobre todos los productos regulados por la FDA.

OCTOBER 20 - 26, 2017

WILL TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER UNDERMINE HEALTH-INSURANCE MARKETS? Suzanne Potter California News Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Some California groups are predicting that President Trump's new executive order on health care  could undermine health-insurance markets and lead to higher premiums for many people. The order, issued Thursday, directs federal agencies to loosen regulations, to allow small businesses to band together and offer lowcost plans across state lines that don't meet the minimum coverage standards of the Affordable Care Act.  Rachel Linn Gish, communications director for the California nonprofit group  Health Access, warned that these plans will be similar to those outlawed by the ACA as "junk insurance," that cover very little in the event of a serious injury or illness.  "There were a lot of plans out there, that sure, it would be really cheap, but your deductibles would be extremely high, your co-pays would be high; prescription drug costs, almost 100 percent out-of-pocket," she said.  The executive order would also make shortterm insurance plans more widely available.

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The president has said it will provide a low-cost alternative, but opponents have countered that it will mean fewer young, healthy people get their insurance on the state exchanges. Gish said their participation is necessary to stabilize the risk level for insurers and keep premiums down for the majority of people. Gish said the administration, frustrated by its failure to repeal the ACA, is sabotaging it instead - by cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing the budget to promote enrollment, and threatening to withhold cost-sharing payments to the states that help people afford their premiums. "He is doing everything in his power to make sure that Obamacare collapses," she said. "The President says that Obamacare is collapsing, but in fact, he is the one doing the collapsing by doing executive orders like this." On Tuesday, Covered California - the ACA exchange in the Golden State - announced it's adding a 15-percent surcharge on silverlevel health plans, to compensate for the anticipated loss of the cost-sharing reduction payments. People affected by the increase, however, are expected to be eligible for extra subsidies to offset the higher premiums.

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NECESITAMOS MÁS FRUTAS Y VERDURAS: CINCO FORMAS FÁCILES DE LOGRARLO BPT

La mayoría de los estadounidenses comprenden la importancia de incluir una amplia gama de frutas y verduras en sus dietas. Pero la búsqueda de inspiración e ideas nuevas para incorporar verduras a las comidas diarias puede resultar difícil. Según el Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC), varias investigaciones revelan que solo el 10 por ciento de los estadounidenses cumplen las recomendaciones de MyPlate de ingestión diaria de frutas y verduras. Como regla general, el 50 por ciento de los alimentos que usted ingiere en cualquier comida debe estar compuesto por frutas y verduras, preferiblemente las que incorporan una amplia gama de colores y nutrientes diferentes.

incorporar y revolver: brócoli asado, coliflor, calabacín, o calabaza de invierno.

Combina perfectamente con DiGiorno pizzeria! thin Margherita (Receta de Hungry Couple of Tasting Spoon Media) Photo Credit: BPT

Receta 4 tazas de rúcula 2 peras

El programa educativo Balance Your Plate (Lleve Equilibrio a Su Plato) de Nestlé tiene el objetivo de ayudarle a conformar comidas deliciosas y nutritivas que incorporen alimentos congelados y frescos. El sitio web www.nestleusa.com/balance ofrece información, consejos y recetas para que los consumidores puedan crear comidas fáciles y balanceadas que cumplan con las normativas dietéticas.

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2. Visita el pasillo de comidas congeladas. Los alimentos congelados, deliciosos y fáciles de preparar como DiGiorno pizzeria! Margherita pizza; o Lean Cuisine Ricotta Cheese & Spinach Ravioli le proporcionarán a su familia abundantes comidas sanas que no requieren mucho tiempo de preparación. Solo combínalos con acompañantes sabrosos hechos con frutas y vegetales y lograrás una comida balanceada. 3. Divide y vencerás. Cada domingo, mezcla sus verduras favoritas en una ensaladera grande con tapa, combinando las lechugas Romaine e iceberg con variedades de verduras de color verde oscuro, y añadiendo otros ingredientes sabrosos que le motivarán a consumir más; considera lascas de carne o camarones a la parrilla, o pequeñas cantidades de nueces, quesos, frutas secas, etc. Luego divide la mezcla en envases plásticos individuales para los almuerzos en días laborables. 4. Una pizza balanceada. En cuanto su pizza congelada favorita salga del horno, eleva el potencial nutritivo incorporando pedazos de tomate fresco, albahaca, piña, espinacas o rúcula. 5. Incorpora y revuelve. Añade verduras complementarias a su comida casera como Stouffer's Mac & Cheese. Ingredientes recomendados para

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Ensalada de rúcula y peras asadas con nueces tostadas

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1. Cortar, comer, repetir. ¿La cocina no es su fuerte? Limítate a comprar lo que tenga buena apariencia, lava, corta en rodajas y disfruta, tal vez combinando con un aderezo para ensaladas o variantes de yogurt para untar (dip).

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Balance Your Plate de Nestlé le ofrece dos deliciosas recetas de platos acompañantes, las cuales, cuando las sirvas con sus comidas congeladas preparadas favoritas, crearán una comida perfectamente balanceada que le encantará a toda la familia.

La planificación de las comidas diarias se facilitará si recurres a su refrigerador en busca de ayuda. Balancear su plato de comidas congeladas y pizzas, y añadir acompañantes frescos es una solución sencilla que puede ayudarle a sentirse más cómodo con lo que está comiendo, aunque tengas una vida muy ocupada. Escoge sus alimentos y pizzas preparadas y congeladas como la base, incorpora platos acompañantes con frutas y vegetales frescos, y tendrás a su disposición una comida balanceada deliciosa y nutritiva.

A continuación, algunos consejos rápidos y fáciles para incorporar más frutas y verduras a su dieta:

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Aderezo: 1/4 taza de aceite de oliva 2 cucharadas de zumo de limón 1 cucharada de miel 1 cucharadita de mostaza Sal y pimienta al gusto

* Precalienta el horno a 400 grados y cubre una bandeja de hornear con papel pergamino. * Corta las peras verticalmente en rodajas y sácales las semillas con una cuchara o sacabolas. Vierte las nueces picadas sobre una sección de la bandeja de hornear, y coloca las lascas de peras en la otra. Hornea durante unos 5 minutos, revuelve las nueces y voltea las peras. Sigue asando durante otros 5 minutos adicionales. * Elabora el aderezo batiendo el aceite de oliva, zumo de limón, miel y mostaza hasta que se combinen totalmente. Sazona con sal y pimienta. * Organiza la ensalada añadiendo la rúcula a un tazón o plato grande. Corona con las lascas de peras asadas, espolvorea las nueces y vierte el aderezo. Ensalada simple de col rizada Combina perfectamente con Lean Cuisine Ricotta Cheese & Spinach Ravioli (Receta de Loop88) Receta 2 racimos medianos de col rizada, sin tallos y cortados en pedazos grandes 4 cucharadas de aceite de oliva 1 cucharada de vinagre de sidra de manzana 1 cebolla roja pequeña, cortada en rebanadas finas 1/4 taza de queso feta desmenuzado Sal de mar 3/4 taza de nueces tostadas y cortadas Elaboración Adereza la col rizada con aceite de oliva, vinagre de sidra de manzana y sal de mar, luego añade la cebolla roja, el queso feta y las nueces tostadas. Para más recetas, información e ideas de comidas, visita www.nestleusa.com/balance.

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The end of summer doesn't have to mean the end of your gardening enjoyment, even if you don't have the time or climate for a full plot of food plants. Herbs are perfect fall crops; they are prolific growers, can satisfy your desire for fresh, garden-grown greens and are one of the easiest ways to elevate your recipes from so-so to so good! Plus, they're ready to harvest and growing your own will make a dent in your grocery bill. The fall gardening experts at Bonnie Plants offer some gardening guidance for planting herbs this fall: Getting started Multiple factors will influence your choice of herbs, including fall temperatures, where you live, and your taste in seasonings. If you decide to plant outdoors, it's important to know when to expect the first hard frost. You can find the estimated first frost date in your area by checking out Bonnie's online frost map. You'll want to choose herbs that like cooler weather, such as parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, mint, chives, lavender and oregano. They're all prolific producers and some, like mint and rosemary, are especially easy to grow. Availability of Bonnie's fall varieties is limited to specific regions, so check your local garden retailers. Pick a place You may envision pots full of leafy, green herbs sitting on a sunny windowsill, while colorful autumn leaves, or even snow, fall outside. However, windowsills aren't always a best bet for indoor herbs, especially if your windows are drafty or the herbs brush the cold glass. Herbs need at least four to six hours of natural light per day to grow indoors, so choose a sunny spot near a window where they'll be protected from drafts and cold. South- and southwestfacing windows will give you the most natural light throughout the day. Windows facing north won't provide enough sunlight.

still produce plenty of yield. Be sure to choose pots that have good drainage and always use a premium potting mix. Caring for container herbs Any type of plant growing in a pot needs water, and herbs are no exception. You'll need to keep a close eye on your herb plants' watering needs. Remember, dry topsoil is not an indication plants need water. A quick and easy test is to stick your finger, or a pencil, into the soil right where the stem enters the soil. If the soil is moist at 1.5 to 2 inches deep, do not water. If dry, it's time to water! Always water in the morning, at soil level and avoid watering the leaves, as bacteria can breed in cool, wet, damp and dark conditions, like night time. Fertilize your food plants. Water is an obvious must, but irrigation can wash nutrients out of the soil. Plus, some potting mixes only have a short-term supply of fertilizer while others are slow-release. Read the label on your premium potting soil mix and follow the brand's recommendations for fertilizing frequency. Timed-release granular fertilizer or a plant food you mix with water will help keep herbs nourished. Remember food plants are hungry! Best bets on basil Although basil is the most popular herb, it can sometimes struggle growing indoors. Start off growing it outdoors on a sunny deck. Be sure to continually pinch-off the prolific leaf growth, which encourages more growth and harvest, until the weather turns cool, then bring the pot indoors. Harvested leaves can be continually dried, although freezing does a better job of preserving the herb's flavor. Tip: Try using old ice-cube trays, inserting basil leaves in cells, filling with water and freezing. When weather gets cold, you can easily pop your "basil icecubes" in recipes throughout the cold weather season. Basil is also tasty in some drinks, like lemonade and tea.

Picking the right pots

While clipping sprigs when cooking is a great way to harness the freshness of any herb, you can also store them and they'll maintain their flavor. Preserving by drying and freezing aren't your only options; try adding herbs as seasoning to cooking oils.

If you really love rosemary, you may be tempted to try to plant the largest pot appropriate for your kitchen, but stick with manageablesized pots that will fit better indoors, allow you to keep your herbs more organized, and

Whether you're an expert gardener or a firsttime fall grower, autumn is the perfect time to fall in love with the freshness, flavor and ease of herb gardening. You've still got time to get growing!


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SE SOLICITAN VOLUNTARIOS PARA ENTRENARSE PARA LA TEMPORADA DE IMPUESTOS coordinadora de comunicaciones donde puedan correr la voz localmente."

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E n 2 0 17, C a l i f o r n i a t u v o 2 m i l 800 voluntarios que ayudaron a 185 mil personas con su devolucion de impuestos, por un total de 95 millones de dolares en reembolsos.

S a c r a m e n t o , C A ¬ - L a Fu n d a c i o n AARP esta reclutando voluntarios para dotar de personal su programa de Ayuda Tr i b u t a r i a ( " Ta x Aide") en primavera, el cual beneficia cada ano a mas de 180 mil californianos. La fecha para presentar la declaracion de impuestos, conocida como "tax day", esta a unos seis meses de distancia, pero e l p r o g r a m a d e l a Fu n d a c i o n d e la AARP para dar Ayuda con los I m p u e s t o s ( " A A R P Fo u n d a t i o n Ta x A i d e " ) y a e s t a a r r a n c a n d o y reclutando voluntarios para ayudar a la gente a presentar sus declaraciones en primavera. Rosa Maymi, gerente nacional d e c o n t a c t o e n e l p r o g r a m a " Ta x A i d e " d e l a Fu n d a c i o n A A R P, explica que a los voluntarios no se les pide tener experiencia en finanzas, ya que la AARP les da

Maymi dice que en todo el pais, en la primavera pasada, 35 mil voluntarios de la AARP ayudaron a 2.5 millones de americanos a transitar en el complicado codigo de impuestos y beneficiarse de todas sus deducciones.

El Programa de Ayuda con los Impuestos de la Fundación AARP representa el mayor grupo de voluntarios para la presentación de impuestos. Photo Credit: Pixabay

capacitacion certificada por el "IRS", ademas de clases de etica y del programa digital de ayuda para las declaraciones. "La gente puede ser voluntaria

como traductores al español o alguno de los idiomas asiaticos. Ta m b i e n p o d r i a n s e r t e c n i c o s , poniendo las computadoras en los sitios. La gente puede ser

"La Ayuda en Impuestos de la Fu n d a c i o n A A R P l o g r o 1 . 3 7 billones en reembolsos y mas de 220 millones en creditos por impuestos de ingresos, para causantes de impuestos de todo el pais." 2018 sera el quincuagesimo año d e e x i s t e n c i a d e " Ta x A i d e " , q u e inicio con solo 4 voluntarios en 1968.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO TRAIN FOR TAX SEASON state and local tax returns, said Rosa Maymi, national outreach manager for the Tax-Aide program, there are many other open positions. "Folks can volunteer as Spanishlanguage translators or some of the Asian languages," she said. "Folks also could be technologists, setting up computers at sites. Folks can be communications coordinators, where they can get the word out locally."

The AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program represents the nation's largest volunteer taxpreparation group. Photo Credit: Jeffery Salter/AARP Foundation Tax Aide

Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Tax day is about six months away, but the AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program already is gearing up, recruiting volunteers to help people

Last year, California Tax-Aide locations had 2,800 volunteers across the state helping 185,000 people file their returns, resulting in $95 million in refunds. People don't have to be AARP members or

senior citizens to get the Tax-Aide assistance. Across the country this past spring, Maymi said, 35,000 AARP volunteers helped 2.5 million Americans navigate the U.S. Tax Code and take advantage of all their deductions. "AARP Foundation Tax-Aide got $1.37 billion in refunds and more than $220 million in Earned Income Tax Credits for taxpayers nationwide," she said, adding that 2018 will be the 50th year the program has been in existence, having started with just four volunteers in 1968.

file their income-tax returns in the spring. Volunteers are not required to have a background in finance, since they'll receive Internal Revenue Servicecertified training as well as classes on ethics and how to use the TaxAide software. Although most of the volunteers will help people file their

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THANK YOU FOR MAKING DAY ON THE BAY 2017 A HUGE SUCCESS

A special thanks also goes to the County Parks Department for co-hosting the event for the eighth year and to my staff for the hard work in planning, setting up and managing 2017 Day on the Bay. Thanks also to the Santa Clara County Firefighters for grilling the 4,500 free hamburgers and veggie burgers. For the second year, I joined Bike to the Bay along with dozens of other bicyclists who rode the 8.5 miles to the festival along the Guadalupe River Park Trail. Thank you to San Jose Bike Party for organizing Bike to the Bay and to the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition for operating the Bike Valet service.

Photo Credit: The Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese

Before the 8th  Annual Day on the Bay slips into memory, I want to take a moment to say thank you to those who organized, produced and supported another successful event. First, I and my staff owe the deepest gratitude to our guests – the nearly 10,000 who came to Alviso Marina County Park on October 8 by car, bicycle or on foot to enjoy the multicultural festival. Our event is multicultural because we reach

out to many diverse groups and agencies to provide entertainment and to join our Resource Fair. And we’re planning to reach out to more next year.  We want to be truly representative of the vibrant cultures and communities that make up Santa Clara County. But the real measure of a multicultural event is in the diversity of those who attend.  Walking through the crowd and seeing people representing all ages and ethnic and cultural groups, backgrounds and walks of life, reminded me that we live in a very special place. That’s something to celebrate.

And we’re so thankful to have our special volunteers who served as emcees on our stages: Sam Van Zandt, Jona Denz-Hamilton and Megan Williams. And also a big thanks to Mix 106/94.5 Bay for promoting our event. Thank you to all the others who volunteered their time and talent to make our event

a success, including the performers who danced, sang and made music at our Pumpkin and Trail stages, and to the 130 nonprofit organizations, government agencies and County Departments who provided information about their services and made some important connections with festival guests. Thank you to our Public Health Department for providing the f lu shots. We’re also grateful for the generosity of our donors who provide the giveaway prizes, and again this year, Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education and Recreation provided our kayaks and supervision as our guests paddled along the Alviso waterway to the Bay.  We couldn’t put on this event every year without our generous sponsors. We are so grateful for their support. Thank you to our Gold Sponsors: Santa Clara County Firefighters, Santa Clara County Public Health, Mix 106/94.5 Bay, San Jose Bike Party, Mix 106, McDonald’s, Santa Clara Family Health Plan, El Observador, Bytes & Notes and the Health Trust. I also want to thank the Sheriff ’s Office, Park Department staff and George Mayne Elementary School for letting us use their parking lot. Believe it or not, we’re already planning 2018 Day on the Bay, so please let me know what you liked and what you think we could do better. You can contact my office at 408-299-5030 or email me at dave.cortese@bos.sccgov.org.

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Next, thank you to all the volunteers who came from local high schools, community colleges and the Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Fire Science and Law Enforcement Program. They were ready to jump in to whatever we needed. Starting from 7 a.m., they helped sign in our Resource Fair participants and unloaded their boxes, operated our water stations and pumpkin patch, distributed the hamburgers and veggie burgers, and helped set up and break down the canopies and tables, and whatever else came up throughout the day.

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Class B Driver wanted for Palo Alto Area Commercial License required. Must have a clean DMV record and strong map reading skills. Great opportunity! To apply for this position Call (800) 225-7316 x117 Send your resume to acruz@cleanstreet.com or fax: (310) 538-8015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634683 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Radioactive Toyz 1289 Morningside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara County. Glen Yamakawa, 1289 Morningside Drive Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/05/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Glen Yamakawa October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/05/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634807 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Ostri Studio 380 Northlake Drive #5 San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Martin Andres Magana Reyes 380 Northlake Drive #5 San Jose, CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting

business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/11/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Martin Andres Magana Reyes October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/11/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634429 The following person(s) is (are) doing business GGraphxs 1312 Wabash Street Alviso, CA 95002, Santa Clara County. Daniel Granados 1312 Wabash Street Alviso, CA 95002. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/27/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Daniel Granados October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa

Clara on 09/28/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634878 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Tonita’s Cleaning 2. Tonita’s Carpet Cleaning 1138 Starbird Circle Apt 1 San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara County. Maria Antonieta Rodas and Carlos Armando Perez 1138 Starbird Circle Apt 1, San Jose, CA 95117. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/31/2014. “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.) Carlos Perez October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/12/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317435 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tiffany Haberstick. Petitioner (s) Tiffany Haberstick has filed a petition for Change of

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Sharma to Kirandeep Rai. 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 1/16/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 4, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317168 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Li Zhao and Deefay Young. Petitioner (s) Liz Zhao and Deefay Young have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Li Zhao to Lily Zhao b. Binny Young to Bianca Young. 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 1/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 11, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317479 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mohammad Numan Butt and Attia Latif Khan. Petitioner (s) Mohammad Numan Butt and Attia Latif Khan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Laiba Numan Butt to Laiba Mohammad Numan b. Mohammad Arzan Butt to Arzaan Mohammad Numan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons

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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 1/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317461 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yen Ning Lew. Petitioner (s) Yen Ning Lew has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Gaius Jin Deluna to Jin Deluna Lew. 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 1/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

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NO. 17CV314570 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Isabel Murillo. Petitioner (s) Maria Isabel Murillo has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alyssa Marie Loredo to Alyssa Marie Murillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 16, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316410 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Monica Lynn Nuckols. Petitioner (s) Monica Lynn Nuckols has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Monica Lynn Nuckols to Monica Lynn Levi. 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 1/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four


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OCTOBER 20 - 26, 2017 successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634679 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Novonutrients 265 Sobrante Way, Suite T Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. Oakbio, Inc. 265 Sobrante Way, Suite T, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Brian Sefton President October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/05/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316010 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Luis Antonio Cervantes Chacon. Petitioner (s) Luis Antonio Cervantes Chacon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Luis Antonio Cervantes Chacon to Luis Anthony Padilla. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316946 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ulises Perez Cervantes. Petitioner (s) Martha Perez and Cesar Perez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ulises Perez Cervantes to Ulises Perez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/16/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 06, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316392 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Trang Que Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Trang Que Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trang Que Nguyen to Ellie Trang Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316469 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Van Hoa Vuong. Petitioner (s) Van Hoa Vuong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Van Hoa Vuong to Dylan Van Vuong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317088 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Heydi Patricia ArroyoSierra. Petitioner (s) Heydi Patricia Arroyo-Sierra has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Heydi Patricia ArroyoSierra to Heydi Patricia Arroyo Hidalgo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/16/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

October 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315154 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maryanna Gomez. Petitioner (s) Maryanna Gomez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mary Anna Gomez, Maryann O Gomez, Maryann Smith, Maryann Breslin, Maryann Millen to Bella AnnMarie. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316401 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mario Villaneda Jr. Petitioner (s) Mario Villaneda Jr. has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mario Villaneda Jr. to Mario Villaneda Jones. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general

circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316678 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ricardo Rios, Jr. Petitioner (s) Ricardo Rios, Jr has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ricardo Rios, Jr to Ricardo Defilippis. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 3, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317077 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Aminah Pauline McCree and Auberde Merilan. Petitioner (s) Aminah Pauline McCree and Auberde Merilan have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Auberde Paxton Merilan to Auberon Pax Merilan. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/16/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the

petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 10, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316945 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ying Wang. Petitioner (s) Ying Wang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ying Wang to Vera Ying Wang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/16/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 6, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634069 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Simplegreen Interior Landscaping 899 N 12th Street San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. David Navarro-Aguiniga 899 N 12th Street San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/15/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) David Navarro-Aguiniga October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/15/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634458

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS The following person(s) is (are) doing business The Armada 58 South First Street; 2nd Floor San Jose CA, 95113, Santa Clara County. Corinthian Event Center, LLC 195 N 3rd Street, 2nd Floo, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Bruce Campbell Manager October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/28/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634612 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Premier Properties and Estates 6455 Almaden Expressway #218 San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara County. Premier Properties and Financial INC. 6455 Almaden Expressway #218 San Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/03/17. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tim Woodward President October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634623 The following person(s) is (are) doing business CB Tenacious Doors 343 N. 13th Street San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Charles Borstad 343 N. 13th Street San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is

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guilty of a crime.) Charles Borstad October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/04/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 634445 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zamaak 380 Hamilton Avenue Suite 864 Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. Marisol Tiznado 380 Hamilton Avenue Suite 864 Palo Alto, CA 94301. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 03/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Marisol Tiznado October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/28/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315626 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Huynh-Nga Thi Brant - Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Huynh-Nga Thi Brant Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huynh-Nga Thi Brant - Nguyen to HuynhNga Thi Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 8, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316287 Superior Court of California,


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County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Young Bae Kong. Petitioner (s) Young Bae Kong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Young Bae Kong to Eric Kong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Judith Young No.17PR182006 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Sandra Lonz in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Sandra Lonz be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Judith Young. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court

as follows: 12/04/2017 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Paul E. Rogers 99 North First St. #203 San Jose, CA 95113 408-641-8803 October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 SHAWN R. PARR 206616 PARR Law Group 1625. The Alameda, Suite 900 San Jose, California 95126 Phone No:(408) 267-4500 Fax No: (408) 267 - 4535 Email: shawn@parrlawgroup.com Attorney for: Lizbeth Franco Garcia Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First St City and Zip Code: San Jose, CA 95113 Branch: Family Division PETITIONER: Lizbeth Franco Garcia RESPONDENT: Omar

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Albarran Velasquez DECLARATION UNDER UNIFROM CHILD CUSTODY JURISDICTION AND ENFORCEMENT ACT (UCCJEA) CASE NUMBER: 17CPOOO438 1. I am a party to this proceeding to determine custody of child. 3. There are (specify number): 1 minor children who are subject to this proceeding, as follows: a. Childs Name: Gybran Omar Albarran – Francco Place of Birth: Henderson County (NC) Date of Birth: 08/17/20005 Sex: M Period of residence: 10/1/12 to present Address: 258 S. 18th St San Jose, CA 95116 Person child lived with: Lizabeth Franco Garcia Relationship: Mother Period of Residence: 08/17/05 to 10/1/12 Childs Residence: Henderson County (NC) Person Child lived with: Lizabeth Franco Garcia Relationship: Mother I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct, Date: 05/31/2 01.7 Lizbeth Franco Garcia, SHAWN R. PARR 206616 PARR Law Group 1625. The Alameda, Suite 900 San Jose, California 95126 Phone No:(408) 267-4500 Fax No: (408) 267-4535 Email: shawn@parrlawgroup.com Attorney for: Lizbeth Franco Garcia Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First St City and Zip Code: San Jose, CA 95113 Branch: Family Division PETITIONER: Lizbeth Franco Garcia RESPONDENT: Omar Albarran Velasquez PETITION TO ESTABLISH PARENTAL RELATIONSHIP Child Custody CASE NUMBER: 17CP000438

1. Petitioner is a. the mother. 2. The children are a. Child's name Date of birth Age Sex Gybran Omar AlbarranFranco O8/7/2005 12 M 3. The court has jurisdiction over the respondent because the respondent b. had sexual intercourse in this state, which resulted in conception of the children listed in item 2. 4. The action is brought in this county because (you must check one or more to file in this county): a. the child resides or is found in the county. 5. Petitioner claims (check all that apply): b. respondent is the child's father. d. respondent who is child's parent has failed to support the child. 6. A completed Declaration under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) (form FL105) is attached. Petitioner requests the court to make the determinations indicated below. 7. PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHİP b. Petitioner 8. CHILD CUSTODY AND VISITATION a. Legal custody of children Petitioner b. Physical custody of children Petitioner d. Facts in support of the requested custody and visitation orders are(specify): Attached MC-031 Contained in the attached declaration. 12. CHILD SUPPORT The court may make orders for support of the children and issue an earnings assignment without further notice to either party. 13. have read the restraining order on the back of the Summons (FL-210) and understand it applies to me when this Petition is filed. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Date: 05/31/2 01.7 LIZBETH FRANCO GARCIA DECLARATION (This form must be attached to another form or court paper before it can be filed in court.) My Son Gybran Omar Albarran Franco was born on

August 17th, 2005 in North Carolina and since that day Gybran lived with me; his mother Lizbeth Franco. He's 12 years old and he's currently attending Burnett Middle School in San Jose. Gybran's father Omar Albarran Velasquez lived with us in and out for approximately 11 months in 2005. Omar Albarran Velasquez was not a good father ever nor a provider, he was arrested several times for different reasons, using different names and being deported more than once. In 2012, Omar's relatives mentioned to me that Omar was deported again and I was able to obtain the deportation copy from U.S Homeland Security. Lately, I heard from Omars relatives that he come back to California, but I don't know when or where, I don't know his whereabouts. Gybran's father never understood about being a regular father living with a family and having obligations and responsibilities, since the day he left; Omar never come back. Omar never provided in any way to his Son. Now; I am legally married with a man that is responsible and who is and act as a good model for my son Gybran and we have a little girl. My Son has been with me since birth and he doesn't know his father. I am asking the Court to grant me the Physical Custody and Legal Custody of my child. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct, Date: 05/31/2 01.7 Lizbeth Franco Garcia, Petitioner September 29; October 6, 13, 20 2017 SUMMONS (Parentage – Custody and Support) Citación (Paternidad - Custodia y Manutención) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Omar Albarran Velasquez AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): You have been sued. Lo han demandado. Petitioner’s name is: Lizbeth Franco Garcia

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further orders. This order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law Case Number (Número enforcement officer who de caso): has received or seen a copy of them. 17CP000438 Nombre del demandante:

You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-220 or FL 270) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your right to custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courts.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www. lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-220 o FL 270) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE; The restraining orders on page 2 remains in effect against each parent until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes

AVISO; La orden de protección que aparecen en la pagina 2 continuará en vigencia en cuanto a cada parte hasta que se emita un fallo final, se despida la petición o la corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier agencia del orden público que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTICE: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court waived for you and the other party. Exención De Cuotas: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Superior Court of California, county of Santa Clara 170 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95113 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Shawn R. Parr 1625 The Alameda, Suite 900 San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 267- 4500 Date (Fecha): June 02, 2017 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) /s/ P. Newton Deputy (Asistente) STANDARD RESTRAINING ORDERS (Parentage – Custody and Support) Starting immediately, you

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


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OCTOBER 20 - 26, 2017 INSURANCE Do you or someone in your household need affordable health insurance? If so, you should apply for Covered California. Covered California can help reduce the cost you pay toward high-quality, affordable health care. For more information, visit www.coveredca.com. Or call Covered California at 1-800-300-1506. AVISO – ACCESSO A SEGURO DE SALUD MÁS ECONOMICO ¿Necesita seguro de salud a un costo asequible, ya sea para usted o alguien en su hogar? Si es así, puede presentar una solicitud con Covered California. Covered California lo puede ayudar a reducir al costo que paga por seguro de seguridad asequible y de alta calidad. Para obtener más información, visite www.coveredca.com. O llame a Covered California al 1-800-300-0213. September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Erasmo Zazueta AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): You have been sued. Lo han demandado.

Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado.

NOTICE; The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment Case Number (Número is entered, or the court de caso): makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere 17FL002200 in California by any law You have 30 CALENDER enforcement officer who DAYS after this Summons has received or seen a copy and Petition are served on of them. you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and AVISO; Las órdenes de rehave a copy served on the stricción están en vigencia petitioner. A letter, phone en cuanto a ambos conyugcall, or court appearance es miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida will not protect you. la petición, se emita un fallo If you do not file your o la corte de otras ordenes. Response on time, the court Cualquier agencia del orden may make orders affecting publico que haya recibido your marriage or domestic o visto una copia de estas partnership, your property, ordenes puede hacerlas and custody of your chil- acatar en cualquier lugar de dren. You may be ordered California. to pay support and attorney NOTICE: If you cannot pay fees and costs. the filing fee, ask the clerk For legal advice, contact a for a fee waiver form. The lawyer immediately. You can court may order you to pay get information about find- back all or part of the fees ing lawyers at the California and cost that the court Petitioner’s name is: Graciela Serrano Nombre del demandante:

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

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

ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su conyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1. Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. 2. Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, tal como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3. Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una oarden de la corte, con excepción las operaciones realizadas en el curso normal de actividades o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4. Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte el destino de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte.

Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV311566 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Pedro Barajas. Petitioner (s) Pedro Manuel Barajas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Pedro Manuel Barajas to Peter Manuel Barajas. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/21/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316085 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Milad Falahi. Petitioner (s) Milad Falahi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Milad Falahi to Matt Salomon. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS not be granted on 01/02/18 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 19, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633381 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Botanica Chango y Yemaya 1585 Alum Rock #A, San Jose, CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. Janel Alfaro 1585 Alum Rock #A, San Jose, CA, 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Janel Alfaro September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/28/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633348 The following person(s) is (are) doing business RhythmTechs 1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085, Santa Clara County. Madhu Inguva 18660 Paseo Tierra, Saratoga, CA, 95070. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/01/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Madhu Inguva September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/25/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 633347

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business CardiacCloud 1250 Oakmead Parkway, Suite 210, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085, Santa Clara County. Sreeram Pydah 18660 Paseo Tierra, Saratoga, CA, 95070. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sreeram Pydah September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 08/25/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316291 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: John O’Connor and Marienne Bouguerba. Petitioner (s) John O’Connor and Marienne Bouguerba have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jack Thomas O’Connor to Jack Thomas O’Connor Bouguerba. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316281 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: William Robert Martin. Petitioner (s) William Robert Martin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a


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decree changing names as follows: a. William Robert Martin to William Robert Martini. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior

Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV314282 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shoshanna Mier Jimenez. Petitioner (s) Shoshanna Mier has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shoshanna Mier Jimenez to Shoshanna Jimenez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com should not be granted on 11/07/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315867 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-

In the matter of the application of: Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei. Petitioner (s) Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzei to Nazila Laqha Moemmtauzie. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/19/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the

date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017

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COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/02/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 21, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316187 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yan Chen. Petitioner (s) Yan Chen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yan Chen to Jasmine Yan Chen. THE

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316301 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Harsukh Singh, Kesar Singh, Rajinder Kaur and Chamandeep Kaur. Petitioner (s) Harsukh Singh, Kesar Singh, Rajinder Kaur and Chamandeep Kaur have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Harsukh Singh to Harsukh Singh Saini b. Kesar Singh to Kesar Singh Saini c. Rajinder Kaur to Rajinder Kaur Saini d. Chamandeep Kaur to Chamandeep Kaur Saini. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter ap-

pear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court September 29; October 6, 13, 20, 2017

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. -- The death toll has risen to 42 in the massive fires that raged through Santa Rosa, Napa and Sonoma over the past week - and a new report  says California can expect more of these megafires in the years to come.  Researchers from the National Wildlife Federation noted that in parts of California, fire season is now 50 days longer than it was in 1979, and predicted that some areas will start to see year-round fire seasons. Howard Penn, executive director at the nonprofit Conservation and Planning League, said suburban sprawl has led millions of Californians to move into areas at high risk for fire. "We're having more structures and more lives lost in these types of wildfires because we have more growth into the wildfire areas," Penn said. "We need to be more strategic and more thoughtful about how we grow and how we build in those areas - or not build in those areas."

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The report also blamed dry conditions linked to climate change and called for more funding for prescribed burns to clear out the excess dry brush that grew after last year's unusually wet winter.

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Shannon Heyck-Williams, a climate and energy policy adviser for the National Wildlife Federation, said Congress needs to designate a special disaster fund for megafires just as we do for hurricanes - because right now the Forest Service is forced to fight them by raiding funds meant for recreation, forest restoration and wildlife management. "Wildfires are demanding a huge amount of resources to try and keep under control," Heyck-Williams said. "The U.S. Forest Service is spending about $1 billion a year fighting blazes, which is over half the agency's budget, and that number is growing quickly." The report found that more than 8.5 million acres have burned in the United States so far this year, and the area burned annually in the Southwest has increased by 1,200 percent over the past 40 years.

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A LOOK INTO YOUR BODY’S WORLD

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The Tech Museum opens new permanent exhibit examining the human body, with unique and never before seen tech to amplify its effect

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Arturo Hilario El Observador The human body is a complex machine. Our windows to the world, our earthly vessel. To many, it's common belief that our bodies are inhabited by our souls. As a living, breathing machine, the human body is a testament to our evolution and survival on a physical level. The mysteries of our physical selves have for the most part been unearthed and researched by physiologists, academics, anthropologists and the like, with the solution lying in medical advancements in technology and knowledge. Now, if you’ve ever had questions about how exactly your body functions, or wanted to explore the different systems that make up your physical self, the Tech Museum in San José can help. It’s new permanent exhibit, Body Worlds Decoded, takes you into, out of, and through the human body with the help of new technology and at the center of it, the physical body itself. On Sunday October 15th, the exhibit officially opened to the public, marking a step into the Museum's plans for the future. As of now the Tech Museum has many attractions that are on the cusp of the latest technological advancements, being from Silicon Valley it’s expected right? From total body virtual reality simulators, to Adobe technology that allows one to replicate the weight, feel and shine of oil paints on a digital canvas, Body Worlds Decoded just adds to that cutting-edge direction. The Body Worlds Decoded exhibit takes

inspiration and guidance from the original Body Worlds, a traveling exposition started in 1995 by Dr. Gunther von Hagens, who also happens to be the person who invented the plastination technique to preserve specimens in a way that replaces fat, water and cells with polymers like silicone rubber, polyester or epoxy resin. Dr. von Hagens wife, Dr. Angelina Whalley, is the curator and developer for the various exhibitions that travel the world. The combined attendance to all the Body Worlds collections has been 45 million visitors across 115 countries. Through the sponsorship from Silicon Valley philanthropists Ann and John Doerr, the Tech Museum’s newest addition will be on display for the next decade, with the plan to update the augmented reality throughout. Tech Bodies The unique perspective that the Tech Museum adds is the augmented reality technology that brings another layer to the exhibit. With the help of handheld tablets that sync up with the environment, the exhibit opens up even more opportunity to explore beyond the physical elements which are behind glass. It allows you to hold the tablet in front of you and see additional 3D models and information in various locations. In one instance, you can walk around a model of an eyeball. There are information bubbles you can click, and to top it off, you can walk behind the eyeball, and into it, to see through its iris. At a special soft opening of the exhibit on Friday October 13th, Dr. Angelina Whalley was present to give her blessing of the Tech Museum’s take of the Body Worlds exhibition and all its new implementations. This being the first time she and her husband

let an external entity operate a Body Worlds exhibition, she said it was a difficult and unique situation to allow someone else to have a try at their creation. “I’m in charge for the content and the development of Body Worlds exhibits since its very beginning, and I admit it took me quite some strength and patience to just pass it on to the museum. [To] let it go and to trust in the museums competence to make something very great,” said Dr. Whalley. Her visit to the Tech proved to be positive, as her hopes were met, and even exceeded when she first toured the finished exhibit. “When I arrived I realized, yes it was worth it. It is absolutely fascinating to see what the technology can do already today, and I understand it’s just the beginning, it will be developed over the next years to come and I will feel proud and honored. My husband, who is the inventor of the technology behind it, he will feel honored to be just a minor part of that.”   Decoding As aforementioned, the Body Worlds Decoded exhibit includes many real, plasticated bodies, as well as close up views of muscles, joints, organ systems, and more. Examples of the entire body and its various irregularities are present to show us what happens when certain parts are working as they should, or if they’re unhealthy, how that affects the system. From head injuries like Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) to concussions, and diseases like cancer and cirrhosis of the liver, the exhibit shows you plain and simple, the very real harm that can happen to bodies.

A pair of lungs in one area of the exhibit shows the healthy, pink hued lungs of an adult on one side, and next to it the shrunken, blackened lungs of a smoker. This is as real and lifelike as technologically possible, and quite a sight to see. But, most of the full bodies on display are remarkably poignant. They are in poses that focus on movement, muscle use and displacement of energy. A flamenco dancer striking a pose with her arms up and her chest out, a baseball player in full swing of a bat. The main takeaway is that the body is incredible in its abilities and stripping down to the muscle or even down to the cell level brings some of that usually unseen layers and process to the forefront. After all, the mission of the Body Worlds exhibits is to be an educational tool. To show you, the visitor, what you’re made of, and to promote thoughts of healthy lifestyle and ultimately, could be seen as a suggestion to take care of your own “machine”. As Dr. Whalley finalized her thoughts she mentioned the importance of our bodies. “There’s one special wish I have, for Body Worlds Decoded. That [it] remains a reminder of who we are and what we are made of. Our body is already a fascinating and intricate machine, it is so complicated that any attempt to mimic it must fall short. We are not digital, we are analog. Our genetic makeup hasn’t changed much over the past 40,000 years, and our body has its very specific needs. It being the only true place we have to live. It is worth listening to it, to its needs, and take care of it.”

Body Worlds Decoded is open to the public with Tech Museum general admission now. Operating hours and more information can be found at thetech.org.


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EL ARTE DE LA QUIROMANCIA pr e c u r s or a s de e s t e si s t em a de a d iv i n a c ión . S e g ú n aut or id a de s en el t em a , e s t e a r t e a d iv i n at or io d at a de l a ép o c a de l a s c aver n a s , y a que s e a s o c i a s u e s t ud io c on el de s c ubr i m ient o de huel l a s de l a s m a no s en pi nt u r a s r up e s t r e s .

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Ma r io Ji méne z C a s t i l lo E l Ob s er v a dor La qu i r om a nc i a c ono c id a p opu l a r ment e c omo “ le c t u r a de l a pa l m a de l a s m a no s”, e s u n a de l a s a r t e s e s ot ér ic a s m á s a nt ig u a s . L a s t r ibu s g it a n a s h a n sido g r a nde s

A t r avé s del t iemp o, l a s m a no s h a n c on s t it u ido u n me d io de c omu n ic a c ión pr i m a r io que a ú n ut i l i z a mo s en l a er a a c t u a l. L a qu i r om a nc i a siempr e h a c ont a do c on u n aug e c on sider a ble p or que s e cr e e que en l a s l í ne a s y s í mb olo s que s e for m a n en l a s pa l m a s de l a s m a no s , s e pue den de s c ubr i r e vent o s f ut u r o s , v i r t ude s , de fe c t o s , c ond ic ione s de s a lud y u n si n nú mer o de sit u a c ione s que a fe c t a n l a v id a de c a d a p er s on a . A l a pa l m a de l a s m a no s s e le h a n a djud ic a do d iver s o s mont e s (s e c c ione s), lo s c u a le s e s t á n r e g ido s p or el si mb ol i smo a s t r ológ ic o de lo s pl a ne t a s , l a lu n a y el s ol. S í mb olo s c omu ne s en l a pa l m a de l a m a no

OCTOBER 20 - 26, 2017 r e sig n a c ión , de i n ic i at i v a i nd ic a r f a lt a y ne g o c io s .

que el i nd i v iduo pue de a c t u a r en o c a sione s c omo s u p e or enem ig o, a dem á s i nd ic a m a l c a r á c t er y pr oblem a s or ig i n a do s en l a n i ñe z .

La e s t r el l a: Es i nd ic io de for t u n a , buen a s uer t e , g r a nde s op or t u n id a de s que t end r á el i nd iv iduo, c u a l id a de s e s p e c i a le s , i nt el ig enc i a , de s t r e z a y s uer t e en el a mor.

E l c u a d r a do: Aug u r a que l a p er s on a e s a m ig a ble , s o c i a ble , c on don de l ider a zg o, c apa z de s oluc ion a r c u a lqu ier pr oblem a o v ic i sit ud que s e pr e s ent e .

E l c í r c u lo: I nd ic a e s t a nc a m ient o, f a lt a y en o c a sione s pue de de é x it o en empr e s a s

La i sl a: P ue de i nd ic a r a i sl a m ient o, s ole d a d , pr oblem a pa r a c omu n ic a r s e c on lo s dem á s , e s t a do s depr e sivo s en c ier t o s l ap s o s de l a v id a y f a lt a de c a r á c t er. E l pu nt o: G ener a l ment e sig n i f ic a u n a a fe c c ión ner v io s a o u n a en fer me d a d t emp or a l. Ta mbién pr e d ic e que l a p er s on a t iende a a c t u a r pr e c ipit a d a ment e . L a cr u z: R epr e s ent a t o do s lo s s ueño s , a n helo s y de s e o s de l a p er s on a . Si apa r e c e en el mont e de Venu s i nd ic a r á a mor e s del pa s a do. E l t r i á ng u lo: S e c on sider a u n a m a r c a muy p o sit iv a de buen a s apt it ude s , s en s at e z , p er s e ver a nc i a , i ng en io, p o der de p er s u a sión y log r o de me t a s . L a r eji l l a: E s u n s í mb olo que a duc e

E l t r ident e: S ig n i f ic a buen a mor a l , c apa c id a d de surgir f i n a nc ier a ment e , don pa r a lo s ne g o c io s , p o der i nt er ior, a si m i smo i nd ic a que el i nd i v iduo e s c apa z de g u a r d a r s e c r e t o s c onv i r t iéndo s e en el mejor c on f ident e . L a f le c h a: E s el s í mb olo de lo s p ol ít ic o s , dep or t i s t a s y lo s g r a nde s a r t i s t a s , si e s t á m a r c a d a en l a l í ne a de l a v id a , el i nd i v iduo g oz a r á de u n a l a r g a v id a . * E n l a pa l m a de l a s m a no s t a mbién s e enc uent r a n c on f r e c uenc i a le t r a s , é s t a s s e r e f ier en a l a s i n ic i a le s del nombr e o ap el l ido de p er s on a s que m a r c a r á n l a v id a del i nd i v iduo. S i l a s le t r a s s e enc uent r a n m a r c a d a s en l a l í ne a del c or a z ón , ent onc e s r e vel a r á l a s i n ic i a le s de l a p er s on a que é l o el l a a m a o a m a r á en el f ut u r o.

CYBER SECURITY: A NATION OF HAVES AND HAVE-NOTS? T i m Mor r i s se y Public News Ser v ice

Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer P r o t e c t i o n , a n d o n t h e i r Tw i t t e r a c c o u n t , @W IC o n s u m e r. A lbracht said there are a lmost daily reminders in the news of the need t o be v ig i la nt about online ac tiv it y - but there a lso are plent y of tools available online that c an help.

M A DI S O N , W i s . - E x p e r t s a r e c o n c e r n e d t h a t t h e Un i t e d S t a t e s is becoming a nat ion of c ybers e c u r i t y " h a v e s a n d h a v e - n o t s" those who ta ke steps to protec t their sensitive infor mation and those who remain v ulnerable.

" With a ll the infor mation that we're put t i ng on li ne th roug h ou r dev ices and all of our dif ferent socia l-med ia a c c ou nt s, ou r ema i l accounts, and all the dif ferent account s we have - dif ferent businesses and gover nment a g e n c i e s - i t 's i m p o r t a n t f o r ever yone to k now that there are steps that we each need to take to tr y to shore up that infor mation a s b e s t w e c a n ," s h e s a i d .

The long list of compa nies that have seen ma ssive cyber-secur it y at t a ck s in recent months includes cred it-mon it or i ng company T RW, S e a r s a n d S o n y. A r e c e n t sur vey  found that 90 percent of A mer icans are concer ned about the secur it y of their persona l infor mation and want to k now more about online safeg uards. "S o, we've got a ma rke t out there of people who are open to hea r ing the m e s s a g e s ," s a i d Ja r e d A l b r a c h t , s e n i o r c om mu n ic at ion s specialist for the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protec tion, "a n d we're t r y i ng t o ge t the word out to people that there are a ll these d if ferent things that

It's Cyber Security Awareness Month, and a good time to redouble efforts to protect sensitive online information from cyber attacks. Photo Credit: Pixabay

they can do, ways to approach their online account s, ways to approa ch get t ing on line, ma k ing sure their computers and their dev ices a re secure, ma k ing sure t h e i r p a s s w o r d s a r e s e c u r e ."

October is Nat iona l C yber S e c u r i t y Aw a r e n e s s M o n t h , a n d t h e s t a t e 's c o n s u m e r - p r o t e c t i o n agenc y is relea sing da ily t ips o n c y b e r s e c u r i t y. F i n d t h e m o n t h e a g e n c y 's Fa c e b o o k p a g e a t

A lbracht said a good place to star t your persona l cybersecurit y rev iew is online at s t opt h i n kc on ne c t .or g. Mor e i n f o r m a t i o n i s a t  s t a y s a f e o n l i n e . o r g , a n d t h e s t u d y c a n b e r e a d  a t s t op t h i n kc on ne c t .or g /r e s e a r c hs u r v e y s/r e s e a r c h - f i n d i n g s .


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WILL CONGRESS KILL FACEBOOK AND THE REST OF THE INTERNET?

online would be attached to a person or to a business entity that was 100 percent accountable for what was posted. It sounds good, and in some alternative universe it might be possible. But it’s just not going to happen. No matter what Congress tries to do. My Cynical View I’m not sure which is worse, an unregulated Internet (which is what we have now) or a half-regulated Internet (with half of those sites and profiles being faked or hacked anyway), which is what we will have if Congress attempts to regulate any of this. There is no way to regulate the Internet in a democracy. It cannot be done.

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Fake news, fake ads, fake accounts, bots, Russians interfering with our elections … suddenly, people are waking up to the idea that the Internet is a highly chaotic, ungoverned meta-world with practically no regulation. This awakening is long overdue. Facebook Under Attack Congress wants answers. It’s caveat emptor if someone boosts (pays to advertise) a Facebook post about a new fruit smoothie that prevents cancer, heart disease, and warts. Who cares if you use Facebook to advertise fruit smoothies with mystical healing powers to stupid people? But suggest to a professional politician that the same exact Facebook advertising might adversely affect that politician’s ability to get reelected, and it’s time for a congressional hearing. Fast Forward Let’s get right to where this is ultimately going. In America, we enjoy the rule of law, and to that end, there are laws that protect our freedom of speech and laws that prohibit the dissemination of child pornography and the propagation of hate speech. The laws are not as sophisticated as our technology, nor can they ever hope to adapt at the speed of technological change. But we have laws about what can and what cannot be said, and we have courts to adjudicate those laws. How Congress Could Kill the Internet Congress will not try to establish a Ministry of Truth (although there are some politicians who would welcome the opportunity to do so); Congress will attempt to establish a Ministry of Accountability. After all, if you can’t control what people say, you can establish a bureaucracy that holds people accountable for what they say. With new Internet regulations in place, there would be legal remedies available to aggrieved parties, and you’d know whom to sue!

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“The Social Media and Search Neutrality Act of 2018” The nightmare scenario goes something like this: Congress decides that it is too dangerous for the Internet to be unregulated. Congress knows it can’t control what people say, but it can make sure it knows who is saying it. So the first provisions in the hypothetical Social Media and Search Neutrality Act of 2018 will require all websites visible in the United States to register with the government, obtain a “web license,” and purchase a government-regulated Secure Sockets Layer certificate. These few provisions will radically alter the fabric of the Internet, but the government will not stop there.

If you want to understand what a 90 percent regulated Internet looks like, visit mainland China and spend some time online. The Great Firewall of China imposes an impressive set of restrictions on its digital citizenry. I don’t think anything like that would ever get traction here. But if that’s not the goal of regulation, what is? Our Choice The free and open Internet has not fulfilled its promise. The paid and closed Internet has amplified confirmation bias and tribalism beyond reason. Facts, opinions, and commentary are all conflated to a locus of incredulity. And now, we find ourselves at the event horizon of a major inflection point.

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We are just about to enter a world enriched and augmented by real-time data. We are just learning what it means to be instantly connected and connectable to 4 billion fellow humans and a few smart machines. Regulation may have a place, but we must think long and hard about what unintended consequences lay ahead. I know you have an opinion, and I want to hear it. Please take my Internet Regulation Survey, available at shellypalmer.com/ internet-regulation-survey/, and leave your comments. Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it. About Shelly Palmer Named one of  LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology,  Shelly Palmer  is CEO of  The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and datadriven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for  AdAge,and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer. com or subscribe to daily email http://ow.ly/ WsHcb.

In order to ensure that only registered websites are visible, the government will have to regulate search engines and browser software. Search engines (specifically Google) will only be allowed to surface legal websites in search results, and to make doubly sure that everyone complies with the new law, browsers such as Safari, Chrome, IE, etc. will be modified (by law) so they only display legal websites. Then, the government will regulate Facebook, Twitter, and all the other social media networks by requiring them to remove all fake, bot, and anonymous accounts. Facebook already attempts to be in the identity business. Technically, you have to be you (picture, email account) to get a Facebook profile. But the new regulations will require a passport, driver’s license, or other verification of identity to participate in a social network. As you know, Twitter is in the anonymity business. With the exception of verified users, you have no way to know who anyone is on Twitter. Accountability will require the end of anonymity. Congress will recognize this and do its best to make it so. Imagine an Internet where everyone was known to you. No more anonymous comments, posts, or content. Everything

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