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HALLOWEEN AND DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS 2017

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Halloween will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 31, 2017; the next day, Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 is 'All Soul's Day' followed by Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, 'All Saint's Day'. These celebrations are rooted in humank ind 's primordial development. Consider remembering your dead antecedents; their souls; and then appreciate those who live today. Today's commercial hype has pushed aside the initial purpose which helped the living know and understand 'who they were yesterday and are today.' The connection to our past and present led to thanking GOD for having this good life. Halloween announces the end of the harvest season; the near onset of cold winter weather; the darkness of night becomes longer. It is during the 'darkness' that ma ny ind iv idua ls recall those better days of warmth, grow th, and

family members who have passed on to their spiritual eternity. Some individuals claim being able to communicate with their dead relat ive s. The Dr u id s in Europe claimed that capability. Ty p i c a l l y, neighbors assembled around a communal bonf ire which was blessed; dancing, singing, BBQ food and beverages were available and shared. Then, a por tion of that bonfire was taken to light their home's hearth whose f ire provided warmth for their family's shelter. As a youth, Halloween was an anticipated day where 'trick or treating gigs' were enjoyed. Households were prepared to reward their neighbor's kids with candies and fruit. In Mexico, families took candles, food, and beverages to their cemetery plot where their deceased had been buried. Rituals guided by prayers helped each one to remember relationships through telling of their stories and behaviors which make up their family's history. A deceased relative is never really dead as long as those

of us who are alive today are able to recall, communicate and be appreciative of their life's achievements. There is an appreciation of their life in terms of 'body, mind and spirit'. Today we know that the body has a life cycle beginning with conception, birth, learning and doing, and then declining and dy ing. The mind can be developed through training and education to learn that humankind succeeds when a 'sharing stewardship' is practiced. Finally, when that individual's spirit is forgotten by all of us, their death has been achieved. Our antecedents faced their reality as best they could be using their common sense. Observations were documented; storing those insights and information so the nex t generation would benef it from that documented knowledge. Today's technolog y and science need to take time to reconnect with its basic knowledge roots. “Halloween as it is celebrated these days is but a pale representation of its rich and multicultural history. It is not, as some would call it, a celebration of the Devil or of Hell or of the Damned, but rather a blending of the celebra-

tions marking the end of the growing season, a heralding of the coming of the winter months and folk traditions that told of the day when the veil between the living and the dead, ever a transparent, gossamer veil at that, would lift and ghosts and ghouls would walk among the liv ing. From those many traditions, coming to us from the Celts, the Roman rituals and even Catholic tradition, we get the stirrings of what would eventually become Halloween.” (Source: google Halloween) Today, consider taking time to meditate on 'body, mind, and spirit' during these three days which collectively are called 'Halloween' (“Sacred evenings”). It is a Mexican tradition to apply 'Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) to both October 31st and November 1st and Día de los Santos (All Saint's Day) to November 2nd. Take time to construct your family's genetic tree starting with your mother and father; going back to their antecedents (grandparents and their siblings who are your cousins); include your siblings and their kids (also your cousins). You will end up with an understanding of who you are today.

Hopefully, you will gain an insight to how fortunate you are to live in a society wherein governance has it s idea ls documented. A merican's pledge their allegiance to a piece of paper on which the U.S. Constitution is recorded. We are a nation whose people (We, the People) is culturally, ethnically diverse...all immigrants. It is that dynamic which has made America Great. The Found ing Fathers were men of faith, who had escaped persecution; who were refugees expelled from their ancestral homes; and who believed in GOD as a 'DIVINE PROVIDENCE'... who provided the resources which made this world the only home for humankind. We know of no other habitable planet in this universe (as yet) ... so this Halloween, pledge to resist those who would 'ow n ever y thing'; who do not practice Good Samaritan Stewardship; and especially those whose idol is money rather than 'living the good life' which can be supported by this world's existing resources if an equitable distribution system that takes care of this world's population is devised and implemented. That achievement is worthy of our support and efforts.

UN CRIMEN OCULTO A SIMPLE VISTA Por Eugenio Derbez Para La Red Hispana Una de las cosas que he aprendido en los Estados Unidos es que quienes vivimos en este país, incluidos quienes nacieron aquí o vinieron como inmigrantes para trabajar o reunirse con la familia, o como refugiados huyendo de condiciones terribles en sus países de origen, compartimos mayoritariamente un espíritu de generosidad hacia el prójimo. Por eso quiero hablarles de un problema extremadamente serio, presente en muchas de nuestras comunidades, y donde ser un buen samaritano no sólo es deseable sino vital. Me refiero a la trata sexual de personas de mi país natal, México, pero también de muchos otros. Nueve de cada 10 víctimas de trata, con alguna conexión a México o Centroamérica, son mujeres y casi la mitad, menores de edad. La trata sexual no es solo un asunto en el que las mujeres vienen a los Estados

Unidos para dedicarse al comercio sexual. ¡Nada de eso! Hay que decirlo con toda claridad, es una actividad perpetrada por redes criminales transnacionales donde primordialmente, mujeres y niñas, son atrapadas con engaños y amenazas, esclavizadas y forzadas a la prostitución. Estamos hablando de mujeres inocentes que son controladas y obligadas a través de violencia, amenazas, intimidación, deudas impagables y otras formas de abuso. Se trata de una forma moderna de esclavitud que lastima doblemente, no sólo por privar de su libertad plena a mujeres, sino porque la mayoría de las víctimas son usualmente personas en situaciones de vulnerabilidad económica o social, o que han sido objeto de algún tipo de abuso en sus hogares. Afortunadamente, desde hace una década, Polaris ha dedicado sus esfuerzos a confrontar el problema de la trata de personas originada desde México y otros países latinoamericanos, a través de la Línea

Nacional Contra la Trata de Personas. Gracias al apoyo de familiares y amigos de las víctimas, así como de buenos samaritanos, Polaris ha logrado devolver la libertad a muchas personas. Durante la última década, la organización ha conectado a más de 1,500 jóvenes de este tipo de trata para recibir atención y por lo menos 400 casos han sido remitidos a autoridades de confianza a través de la Línea que opera Polaris. Su nueva campaña se llama “Únete a la Solución”, porque al menos una de cada tres víctimas de esta forma de trata tiene acceso a sus amigos o familiares durante su cautiverio, de allí que estos sean una pieza clave como punto de contacto con la Línea Nacional. En otros casos, los vecinos o conocidos pueden ser cruciales para ayudar a rescatar a las víctimas. Es por eso que uno de los objetivos centrales de la campaña es ayudar a identificar a las personas que pueden ser víctimas de la trata de personas, por ejemplo,

alguien que muestre evidencia de abuso, como moretones o marcas en su cuerpo, que permanezca aislada de su familia o comunidad, siempre vigilada, sin control de sus documentos o de su teléfono celular o que reciba visitas de hombres desconocidos con frecuencia. Así que si sabes de una posible víctima, ¡no lo ignores y contacta a la Línea Nacional! Todos podemos ser parte de la solución para erradicar el problema de la trata de personas en nuestras comunidades, poniendo nuestro grano de arena para ayudar a las víctimas a través de la Línea Nacional Contra la Trata de Personas, un recurso gratuito, totalmente confidencial, anónimo y que ayudará a cualquier persona que llame. No lo olvides, reportar un caso de trata de personas es una responsabilidad moral de cada uno de nosotros. Y no podemos, ni debemos, hacernos de la vista gorda. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR! José Guadalupe Posada and the Mexican Penny Press October 10, 2017 - December 15, 2017 Gallery Hours Tuesdays 10am-4pm; 6-7pm Monday, Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm Location Natalie And James Thompson Art Gallery, Art Building #127 San Jose State University One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192 DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET Friday October 27, 2017 / 10am San Pedro Square 87 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA Free

POW! WOW! SAN JOSE 2017 Friday October 27, 2017 / All Day Pow Wow San Jose San Jose, CA Free

COMMUNITY DAY: EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Saturday October 28, 2017 / 11am San Jose Museum of Art 110 S Market St San Jose, CA Free

TESKE’S GERMANIA OKTOBERFEST Friday October 27, 2017 / 6:30pm Teske’s Germania 255 N 1st St San Jose, CA

EDGAR ALLAN POE FEST Friday October 27, 2017 / 7pm Spartan Memorial 299 Paseo de San Carlos San Jose, CA

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW: HALLOWEEN SHOW Saturday October 28, 2017 / 6pm Hilton San Jose 300 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $69.95

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

MOM’S GIFT Friday October 27, 2017 / 8pm Tabard Theatre Co 29 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $15 - $42

SENSORY FRIENDLY HOURS Sunday October 29, 2017 / 9am The Tech Museum of Innovation 201 S Market St San Jose, CA

FAMOUS MONSTERS HALLOWEEN BASH Friday October 27, 2017 / All Day San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $29 - $359

MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER SILICON VALLEY Saturday October 28, 2017 / 7:30am Arena Green and throughout downtown Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA

HALLOWEEN IN JAPANTOWN Tuesday October 31, 2017 / 5pm Japantown San Jose, CA Free

DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS TO RECONSTRUCT REFUGEE CAMP & EXHIBIT IN OAKLAND Tuesday October 31, 2017 / 10am Henry J Kaiser Convention Center 10 10th St Oakland, CA Free

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EDUCATION

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THE ONLINE WORLD IS THE REAL WORLD: EVASIVO DIPLOMA DE COLLEGE IMPIDE WHAT TO DO ABOUT CYBERBULLYING PODER DE GANAR DINERO A LOS LATINOS suggest that the internet is a place where bullying Kaylor Garcia & Deborah Temkin Child Trends

When AOL Instant Messenger launched in 1997, introducing the world to a new concept of digital interaction, only 18 percent of households had Internet access and access was limited by race and socioeconomic status. Within two decades,  92 percent of teens  from all demographic areas reported going online daily. Because the digital world has so rapidly expanded as an extension of the “real” world—and is increasingly a realm for bullying and other problem behaviors—it is important to instill the concept of responsible digital citizenship among youth and adolescents.

Los latinos de Nuevo México están yendo a la universidad en proporciones récord, pero sin ganar los mismos salarios que los blancos o los negros de los Estados Unidos, de acuerdo a un reporte reciente. Photo Credit: nnmc.edu

Roz Brown/Alfonso López-Collada, Public News Service ALBUQUERQUE, N. M. – Más y más latinos están yendo a college, pero no están logrando su diploma ni ganar salarios al mismo nivel que otros estadounidenses, de acuerdo a una investigación reciente. La tasa de deserción de latinos de Nuevo México en bachillerato está en un mínimo histórico, pero una vez que llegan a universidad, según dice un reporte, estos estudiantes tienden menos a alcanzar un título de cuatro años, o a ganar el mismo salario una vez graduados, que sus pares blancos o negros en los Estados Unidos. El nombre del estudio lo dice todo: “Corriendo más rápido, pero aún detrás” (Running Faster but Still Behind). Muestra que los latinos están atrapados en medio, en términos de salarios y logros educativos. Joe García, de la Comisión Interestatal del Oeste por una Educación más Elevada (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education), dice que los latinos están inscribiéndose a la universidad en la mayor proporción que se ha visto, pero frecuentemente no terminan su carrera de cuatro años. “Y eso es particularmente importante ahora, cuando son el único grupo demográfico en crecimiento en la mayoría de los estados. Son, de hecho, la fuerza laboral del futuro y es más probable que los trabajadores futuros necesiten un grado universitario que

hace 20, 30 ó 40 años.” En Nuevo México el 15 por ciento de latinos tiene un título de bachillerato o más avanzado, contra el 21 por ciento a nivel nacional. Muchos son los primeros de su familia en ir a la universidad y no tienen ese apoyo que les ayude a navegar el proceso de matrícula y de ayuda financiera. Anthony Carnevale, director del Centro Georgetown por la Educación y la Fuerza Laboral (Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce), además de autor principal del reporte, dice que a medida que los latinos avanzan en la educación post-secundaria, sus ingresos crecen y la inequidad relativa entre latinos y blancos se reduce. Pero señala que de todos modos no les pagan lo mismo. “No van a tener las mismas ganancias con los mismos niveles que los blancos; no importa en cuál carrera se involucren los latinos, en cuál universidad se inscriban, si se gradúan o no … al final, siempre ganan menos que los blancos.” El estudio indica que desde los 1990s los índices de graduación de los latinos han sido los que más han mejorado, al compararlos con los de sus pares blancos y negros, y los latinos también terminan programas de certificación en mayor proporción que otros grupos demográficos. El reporte (en inglés) puede consultarse en https://cew. g e o r g e t o w n . e d u /c e w - r e p o r t s / latinosworkforce/.

Today, it is commonplace to see teens on their phones, applying a filter to a snap or commenting on a Reddit or Tumblr post. In 2014–2015, threequarters of youth could access smartphones that allowed them to use the internet anytime, anywhere. This widespread, constant participation in online communities has resulted in a digital world that does not merely shadow our physical one but extends it. What can seem like obsession with a screen and disengagement from reality is actually youth  expressing themselves and engaging in communities  important to them. In other words, acting digitally means participating socially. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Social media  presents opportunities  for youth to build communities, engage with others, and gain exposure to new ideas regardless of geography or means. However, it also represents a new avenue for familiar problem behaviors like bullying.  Around one-third of youth ages 12– 17  (31 percent of boys and 36 percent of girls) report experience of cyberbullying at some point in their lifetimes. It can be tempting to view cyberbullying as a new issue, separate from traditional bullying, but the data does not bear this out. Only  three percent of youth report being bullied online (but not at school) in the past 30 days. Such data

happens rather than a driver of bullying itself or a standalone issue. Certainly, cyberbullying does present some challenges that are distinct from in-person bullying—for example, cyberbullying does not require youth to be in the same place at the same time and can occur more anonymously. Still, the prevention of both likely depends on the same underlying factors. Bullying (including cyberbullying) is tied to a youth’s social and emotional development. Adolescents work to establish ties beyond their families, and may form their identities to develop a sense of place in the world. Their virtual selves offer a space to develop these capacities, but they need guidance. The idea of teaching “digital citizenship” involves helping youth better understand the potential consequences of their online activities, as well as constructive use of technology. Indeed, there is  at least some evidence  that such programs are associated with declines in cyberbullying. At their core, however, the skills taught as “digital citizenship” align with broader social and emotional competencies; according to the  Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), these include selfawareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. For schools struggling to address bullying and cyberbullying, and to heed  recent calls  for better integration of social-emotional learning into their curricula, understanding this connection can strengthen their efforts. Consider: youth turning 13 this year have never lived in a world without Facebook. Just as the Great Depression affected the Silent Generation or the Vietnam War affected Baby Boomers, technology and social networks are becoming the hallmarks of Millennials and forthcoming generations. By seeing the connectedness between digital and physical spaces, we are better equipped to instill and reinforce a sense of responsible engagement, both online and inperson.


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BUSINESS

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DON’T GET SPOOKED OUT OF YOUR SAVINGS THIS HALLOWEEN Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

Profile. Search for the store on bbb.org to see business information and their BBB rating.

Halloween is the second largest shopping holiday of the year, which means unscrupulous businesses have plenty of opportunity to cash in. In the rush to purchase a costume or decorate the house, consumers can miss red flags. This Halloween, watch out for popup store confusion, online shopping scams, haunted events, and other seasonal hazards.

A popular alternative to pop-up shops is ordering Halloween costumes and decorations online. But be careful, consumers reported more than 2,700 online shopping scams to BBB Scam Tracker (bbb.org/ scamtracker) in 2016. After you pay for your costume online, you either receive something that looks nothing like what you thought you ordered, or you receive nothing at all! When shopping online:

Halloween is getting very popular with grown-ups, and there are numerous haunted theme events  you can attend with your friends. Unfortunately, you may run in to trouble if an event is cancelled last minute and you want to get your money back. Keep these tips in mind when buying tickets to pop-up events: • Do your research. Be cautious of events that advertise only online or in social media, or that don’t provide information on how to contact the event organizers. Look up the business on bbb.org to see their complaint history and reviews from past customers. • Contact the venue. When in doubt, contact the venue and see if they have a paid booking for the date and time listed, or if they have heard of the organizer. • Check the return policy. One company that came to BBB’s attention has a stated “No

• Verify security. Make sure the website is secure before entering your credit card information (look for URLs that start with “https://”). Photo Credit: Better Business Bureau

Refund” policy… which applies even when they are the ones to cancel the event! Talk about scary!

store will be open after the holiday and whether it will accept returns when the season is over.

Each fall, pop-up Halloween stores appear in empty storefronts across the United States. These shops can be a great way to purchase costumes, decorations, and other themed merchandise. But their temporary nature can leave consumers in the lurch. Here are some tips to for shopping at a seasonal Halloween store:

• Use a credit card. Save your receipts and use a credit card. If there’s a problem with your purchase, your credit card company will help handle the dispute.

• Know the return policy. Ask whether the

Halloween será menos espantoso con estos consejos entre los adultos, y hay numerosos eventos temáticos a los que puede asistir con sus amigos. Desafortunadamente, puede tener problemas si un evento se cancela a último momento y usted desea recuperar su dinero. Tenga en cuenta estos consejos al comprar boletos para eventos de Halloween:

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Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Halloween es la segunda más grande evento de compras del año, y eso significa que las empresas inescrupulosas tienen una oportunidad de aprovechar a los compradores. En un apuro por comprar un disfraz o decorar la casa, los consumidores pueden perder dinero. Este Halloween, tenga cuidado con la confusión de tiendas temporales, las estafas de compras en línea, eventos estacionales, y otros peligros espantosos. Halloween se está volviendo muy popular

• Haga su investigación. Tenga cuidado con los eventos que publicitan solo en línea o en los redes sociales, o que no brindan información sobre cómo ponerse en contacto con los organizadores. Busque el negocio en bbb.org para ver su historial de quejas y comentarios de clientes anteriores. • Póngase en contacto con el lugar. En caso de duda, comuníquese con el lugar y pregunte si tienen una reserva pagada para la fecha y la hora indicadas, o si han oído del organizador. • Verifique la política de devolución. Una empresa que llamó la atención de BBB tiene una política declarada de “No Reembolsos”… ¡y se aplica incluso cuando son ellos que cancela el evento! Cada otoño, las tiendas de “pop-up” de Halloween aparecen en todo el país. Estas

• Check for contact information. Make sure the store has a website with contact information in case you need to reach them later. •

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tiendas pueden ser un excelente lugar para comprar disfraces, decoraciones y otras cosas temáticas. Pero su naturaleza temporal puede ser un problema. Cuando usted va a compras en una tienda estacional de Halloween, recuerde: • Conozca la política de devolución. Pregunte si la tienda estará abierta después de Halloween y si aceptará devoluciones cuando termine la temporada. • Use una tarjeta de crédito. Guarde sus recibos y use una tarjeta de crédito. Si hay un problema con su compra, su compañía de tarjeta de crédito puede ayudarle a manejar la disputa. • Verifique la información de contacto. Asegúrese de que la tienda tenga un sitio web con información de contacto en caso de que necesite comunicarse con ellos más tarde. • Echa un vistazo al Perfil de Negocio de BBB. Busque la tienda en bbb.org para ver su información y su calificación de BBB. Una alternativa popular a las tiendas minoristas es ordenar disfraces y decoraciones de Halloween en línea. Pero tenga cuidado, ¡los consumidores reportaron más de 2.700 estafas de compras en línea al Rastreador de Estafas

• Read the fine print. Understand the return policy and shipping times. Will your costume or supplies arrive in time? • Look for a phone number. Ensure the shop has working contact information, so you can follow up in case of problems. If the website only has a support email, and no phone number, it may be a red flag. If you have an issue with a scary business, you can file a complaint with your BBB at bbb. org/complain. Make sure to report any scams at bbb.org/scamtracker. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

de BBB en 2016! Después de pagar para su disfraz en línea, recibe algo que no se parece a lo que pensó que había ordenado, o usted no recibe nada. Cuando hacer compras en línea: • Verifique la seguridad. Asegúrese de que el sitio web sea seguro antes de ingresar la información de su tarjeta de crédito (busque las URL que comienzan con “https://”). • Lea la letra pequeña. Comprenda la política de devolución y los tiempos de envió y entrega. ¿Llegará su disfraz o sus decoraciones a tiempo? • Busque un número de teléfono. Asegúrese de que la tienda tenga información de contacto activa, para que puede contactarlos en caso de problemas. Si el sitio web solo tiene un correo electrónico de soporte y ningún número de teléfono, puede ser una señal de advertencia. Si tiene un problema con un negocio, puede presentar una queja con su BBB en bbb.org/complain. Asegúrese de reportar cualquier estafa en bbb.org/scamtracker. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 8442000, o en goldengate.bbb.org.


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Calif. Makes Progress Against Child Poverty; Racial Disparities Persist Suzanne Potter California News Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California has improved child well-being significantly since 2014 - but still needs to shrink the severe racial disparities that persist, according to a new report. The "2017 Race for Results" report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation comes out every three years and the latest, the second in the series, shows the changing demographics. Fully 75 percent of California's kids are people of color and half have at least one immigrant parent or are immigrants themselves. Photo Credit: BPT

BPT Es importante que no olvidemos la salud de nuestro órgano más importante y complejo: nuestro cerebro. A medida que nuestro cerebro cambia a lo largo de nuestras vidas, es fundamental que tomemos medidas para ayudarnos a seguir celebrando la vida al irnos haciendo mayores. Dele un impulso a su cerebro en la dirección correcta con estos 10 hábitos saludables. Manténgase activo Los estudios demuestran que mantenerse físicamente activo podría ayudar a reducir algunos riesgos a su cerebro. No importa lo que haga, siempre y cuando mantenga su corazón activo durante 30 minutos la mayoría de los días. Aliméntese sanamente Al cuidar su alimentación, usted puede ayudar a aumentar sus probabilidades de mantenerse activo a medida que se hace mayor. Trate de comer una dieta sana, baja en grasas, con muchas frutas y verduras. Conozca su presión arterial La presión arterial alta en la mediana edad podría causarle serios problemas a la salud de su cerebro más adelante. Si su presión arterial es alta, hable con su médico sobre cómo controlarla. Beba con moderación El alcohol puede afectar a los adultos mayores de manera diferente e incluso hacerlos sentirse embriagados con pequeñas cantidades. Esto los hace más susceptibles a sentirse confundidos o tener accidentes.

Duerma Dormir muy poco, no sólo puede tener serios efectos físicos, sino que también puede afectar su memoria y su razonamiento. Dormir entre siete y ocho horas le podría ayudar a mantener un cerebro sano. Descubra un nuevo talento Cuando aprende cosas nuevas, su cerebro se mantiene activo y le puede ayudar a reducir algunos riesgos. Cree nuevos retos para su cerebro y haga algo que nunca haya hecho antes.

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Laura Speer, the associate director of policy reform and advocacy at the Foundation, says the decision to end the DACA program is clouding the future for hundreds of thousands of young people in the Golden State. "Ensuring that the Dreamers are able to stay with their families and in their communities and to continue to be able to contribute to our country," she says. "We need them in terms of the long-term success of our country, and we should allow them to be able to stay." The report also found that President Trump's immigration raids are creating toxic stress for immigrant children who fear losing a parent or being deported themselves. Mike Odeh, director of health policy at the

nonprofit Children Now, says in 2016 California lessened the burden on immigrant families by expanding Medi-Cal to cover undocumented children - leading more than 200,000 kids to sign up. And the overall rate of uninsured children fell by 70 percent since 2014, thanks to the Affordable Care Act. However, he warns that Trump's efforts to undermine the program could reverse that progress. "There's the direct threat of taking away health care and destabilizing the market, restructuring Medicaid," he says. "And those would have really dire consequences particularly because 3 out of 5 kids in California rely on Medi-Cal and the Affordable Care Act marketplaces for their coverage." Josefina Ramirez Notsinneh, also with Children Now, says the state raised the minimum wage last year, which is a boon to low-income families, but then had to restructure child care subsidies so families wouldn't lose out. "Some families were getting bumped out of their childcare because they were making more money," she notes. "The state has increased the state median income eligibility so there's going to be more families that are going to be eligible to receive child care subsidies." The state also recently expanded the unpaid parental leave policy to include people who work for businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

Manténgase en contacto Mantenerse socialmente activo podría ser favorable para su cerebro. Manténgase en contacto con su familia y amigos. Hable con su médico A medida que se va haciendo mayor los cambios en la función de su cerebro, incluyendo la pérdida de memoria a corto plazo, son normales. Si tiene dudas o preocupaciones, pregúntele a su médico en su próxima cita. Tome precauciones con sus medicamentos Un medicamento que anteriormente no tenía efectos secundarios puede con la edad ocasionarle una reacción anormal y hasta cambiar las funciones de su cerebro. Hable con su médico acerca de todos sus medicamentos. Mantenga su equilibrio Hacer ejercicios de fortalecimiento y de equilibrio le podría ayudar a reducir el riesgo de sufrir una caída y lastimarse la cabeza. Mejore su equilibrio y dígale a su médico si ha tenido alguna caída recientemente. Infórmese sobre que medidas podrían ayudar a mantener la salud de su cerebro, visite Cerebrosano.gov.

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BE ‘BOWLED’ OVER BY THESE SATISFYING, HEALTHFUL LUNCHES • 2 large cloves garlic, minced • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper Tahini Dressing Ingredients: • 1/4 cup tahini • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • water as needed • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Directions:

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• Bring quinoa and vegetable broth to boil in small heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, until broth is absorbed, 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

Strapped for time? By stocking the pantry well and setting aside some weekend prep time, you can create a whole week of great lunches in just an hour.

• Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Toss sweet potato in olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread in even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

One bowl wonders are perfect for toting to work or school or enjoying at home. Simply choose a grain, a hearty root vegetable, some good-for-you greens, a simple sauce and flavorful toppings, like olives.

• Toss chickpeas in olive oil and spices, and spread in even layer on a second parchment-lined baking sheet.

This Sweet Potato Tahini Bowl recipe conveniently yields 4-5 servings, perfect for an entire week. Ingredients: • 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed • 2 2/3 cups vegetable broth • 1/2 cup Pearls Sliced Kalamata Olives or Whole Kalamata Olives, sliced Sweet Potato Ingredients: • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper Chickpea Ingredients: • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper Kale Ingredients: • 5 cups roughly chopped kale

• Place baking sheets in oven side-byside, if possible (if not, rotate pans top to bottom, front to back halfway through). Roast chickpeas for 15 minutes. Continue roasting sweet potato for 15 minutes longer, until soft and starting to turn golden brown on edges. Remove from heat and set aside. • While sweet potatoes and chickpeas bake, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil over medium heat in large skillet. Add kale, garlic, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring, until kale begins to wilt, about 5-8 minutes. • Mix all the tahini dressing ingredients together in food processor or with whisk. If dressing is too thick, add water until it can be drizzled. • Assemble the bowls. Divide quinoa evenly. Top with chickpeas, sweet potato, kale, and slice Kalamata olives. Drizzle with tahini dressing and serve. Try making your own combinations with whole grain rice or wheat berries, spinach or any dark greens and winter squash. For a finishing kick of bold flavor, add your favorite olives, such as Pearls Garlic or Jalapeno Stuffed Queen Olives or Mixed Greek Medley. Get unstuck from your lunch rut with single bowl meals, which are versatile, healthful and convenient.

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T i c ke t s g o o n s a l e We d n e s d ay, No v e m b e r 1 . T i c ke t s m u s t b e purchased in advance and the e a r l i e r t h e b e tt e r. T h e Wa l k - t h r u i s a u n i q u e o p p o r t u n i ty w i t h t i c ke t s s e l l i n g o u t q u i c k l y s i n c e i t ’s i n c e p t i o n i n 2 01 3 . The show is a feast for the eyes b e c a u s e t h o u s a n d s o f tw i n k l i n g lights are used to form largerthan-life animated d i s p l ay s t h at v i s i t o r s c a n s e e u p c l o s e on foot. The sights and sounds of an erupting volcano in the d a n ge r o u s l y f u n d i n o s a u r d e n , Santa shooting hoops, a pen of p l ay f u l p e n g u i n s , b l a z i n g c a n n o n s , a tunnel of moving lights, and a 9 0 - f o o t tw i n k l i n g t r e e w i l l h av e spectators "oohing and aahing" throughout your walk. To r o u n d o u t t h e m a g i c a l w e e ke n d , there is international food and b e v e r a g e s b y Mo v e a b l e Fe a s t t o purchase, costumed characters, v i s i t s w i t h S a n t a a n d Mr s . C l a u s a n d a h o l i d ay p h o t o b o o t h h o s t e d b y 9 4 . 5 K BAY r a d i o s t a t i o n ( S at u r d ay o n l y ) .

V i s i t o r s s h o u l d b e a r i n m i n d t h at Fa n t a s y o f L i g h t s i s a p p r o x i m at e l y 1.5 miles long, a 3-mile roundt r i p . Ma ke s u r e y o u r h o l i d ay a tt i r e includes comfortable walking shoes and warm clothing. C o n s i d e r b r i n g i n g a fl a s h l i g h t too! T h e r e i s n o p a r k i n g at t h e e v e n t . F R E E p a r k i n g a n d s h u tt l e s e r v i c e i s av a i l a b l e at Ne t fl i x , 1 2 1 A l b r i g h t Way, L o s G at o s . R i d e s h a r i n g w i t h Ly f t o r U b e r i s h i g h l y e n c o u r a ge d . Yo u m ay p u r c h a s e t i c ke t s o n No v e m b e r 1 at w w w. p a r k h e r e . o r g . Wa l k - t h r u a d m i s s i o n t i c ke t s a r e $ 1 0 a ge s 1 3 y e a r s o l d a n d u p , $5 ages 4 thru 12 years old and F R E E – 3 y e a r s o l d o r y o u n ge r. A d d i t i o n a l p r o c e s s i n g f e e s a p p l y. V i s i t t h e w e b s i t e f o r i n f o r m at i o n on directions, maps, photos and more. T i c ke t s t o d r i v e - t h r u Fa n t a s y of Lights on December 5 – 30 ( c l o s e d C h r i s t m a s D ay ) , 6 p m t o 1 0 p m n i g h t l y, a r e a l s o av a i l a b l e t o p u r c h a s e b e g i n n i n g No v e m b e r 1 . Pr e p a i d d r i v e - t h r u t i c ke t s are required. Drivers purchase a v e h i c l e t i c ke t i n a d v a n c e f o r a s p e c i fi c d ay a n d t i m e o f e n t r a n c e . Fa n t a s y o f L i g h t s i s p r e s e n t e d b y t h e S a n t a C l a r a C o u n ty Pa r k s & R e c r e at i o n Department. In f o r m at i o n on volunteering f o r t h i s e v e n t a n d o t h e r Pa r k programs can be found on their w e b s i t e , w w w. p a r k h e r e . o r g .

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DON’T FRET IT, SHRED IT! BBB DOES THE DIRTY WORK FOR SECURITY-WISE CONSUMERS SA N JOSE – These days we’re told to g uard our identit y like our ow n children. But of ten it ’s hard to remember a ll the preventive steps you should ta ke. This pa st Saturday Oc tober 21st , the local Bet ter Business Bureau prov ided f ree document shredding and identit y safet y tips in San Jose. At tendees were able to br ing up to f ive bankers boxes or bags of document s to be shredded, and were able to ta ke home the tips and resources to help protec t themselves and if applicable, their small business’. According to Javelin R esearch, identit y f raud af fec ted 15.4 million A mer icans la st year, up 16% f rom

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LAW ENFORCEMENT LOOKING FOR SAN JOSE CONSULTANT CHARGED WITH IMMIGRATION FRAUD One local victim, who had also been both the victim of domestic violence and robbery, contacted Gutierrez to get a U-Visa – a special visa for crime victims – to stay in the United States. To do so, she paid Gutierrez $4,285. Gutierrez told her he had sent in the application and she would hear from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in three months. That was in 2015.

A San Jose film director working as an immigration consultant has been charged with grand theft, accused of defrauding clients out of more than $44,000. Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in locating the defendant. Noel Tagle Gutierrez, 52, the owner of GEO Immigration Consultants, took money from 17 victims to perform immigration services he never provided. Gutierrez has been charged with thirteen felonies and three misdemeanors. He is facing incarceration, if convicted. “Immigration consultancy is vital, important work, with families, jobs, even lives at stake,” prosecutor Garner Morris said. “It needs to be done right, legally and ethically.”

The victim never heard from USCIS. She stopped hearing from Gutierrez after repeated calls. Her unfiled application was found by investigators in the defendant’s office. Immigration consultants are required to have a $100,000 bond; provide a written contract which shall include all the services to be performed; the costs of the services to be performed; and advisement of the fact that the immigration consultant is not an attorney and may not perform legal services. Gutierrez, the director of “El Segundo Genesis,” “La Secta,” and “El Síndrome de Adán,” had done none of these things. If you are a victim of immigration service fraud or know of Gutierrez’s whereabouts, please call the Santa Clara County Sheriff 's Office Notario Fraud Unit at 408-808-4599 or email Tips@ Sheriff.sccgov.org. Noel Tagle Gutierrez. Photo Credit: Santa Clara County Office of the District Attorney

the prev ious year—the largest single year increa se since the f ir m began track ing in 2003. “People tend to think of identit y thef t a s something that happens online but it can a lso happen if a piece of paper w ith sensitive infor mation fa lls into the w rong hands,” says Steve McFarland, CEO of BBB of L os A ngeles & Silicon Va lley. “ We’re doing ever y thing we can to ma ke persona l infor mation less accessible to scammers w ith event s like Shred Day 2017.” O ver 2,000 pounds of paper produc t s, estimated to be over 475,000 document s, were shredded at Saturday's 5th annua l BBB Shred Day event.

Programa Regional de Diversidad de Negocios Aprenda acerca de proyectos de adquisiciones de agencias públicas y proveedores principales Evento de alcance de diversidad de adquisiciones y proveedores 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. VTA River Oak Campus 3331 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95134

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Horario del evento: 9:30-11:00 a.m. • Medida RR de BART 11:00-11:30 a.m. • Aprenda cómo conducir negocios con agencias del gobierno 11:30-1:30 p.m. • Exhibiciones y red de contactos 1:30-3:00 p.m. • Medida A del Condado de Santa Clara • Medida X de San Jose Evergreen Community College District • Aprenda acerca de oportunidades venideras de contratos de agencias públicas y contratistas principales

Presentaciones Destacadas:

Medida RR • Medida A • Medida X Socios participantes:

• Alameda CTC • BART • Builders Exchange of Santa Clara • CALTRANS • California High Speed Rail • California Water Services • California Public Utilities Commission • Department of General Services • East Side Union High School District • GGBHTD • Metropolitan Transportation Commission • San Jose Evergreen Community College District • SAMTRANS/Peninsula JPB • Small Business Administration • The Blue Book

Principales participantes:

• Aecom • Bothman • Graniterock • Hill International • HNTB • Kimley-Horn • Mott MacDonald • Parsons • PGH Wong Engineering • Shimmick Construction • Skanska • STV Inc. • WMH Corporation

Agencias del condado de Santa Clara

• Office of Supportive Housing • Departamento de adquisiciones • Otras

De acuerdo con al Ley de estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA) y el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles, VTA hará arreglos razonables para asegurar acceso aignficativo a sus reuniones para personas que tienen discapacidades y para personas con dominio limitado del inglés que tienen necesidad de servicios de traducción e interpretación. Los individuos que necesiten adaptaciones de ADA deberían notificar a la Oficina de Negocios Pequeños y Desventajados (OSDB) por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión. Los individuos que requieran ayuda de idioma deberían notificar a OSDB por lo menos 72 horas antes de la reunión. Se puede comunicar con OSDB al (408) 321-5962 o por correo electrónico: osdb@vta.or o (408) 321-2330 (TTY solamente) la página principal de VTA en la web en: www.vta.org o visítenos en Facebook en: www.facebook.com.scvta. 中文/Español/日本語/한국어/TiếngViệt/ Tagalog。

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(SIN COSTO) LUNES A VIERNES 8AM-8PM Y RECIBA UN REGALO AL ASISTIR La información de los beneficios es un resumen, no la descripción completa de los beneficios. Para más información, contacte Brand New Day, Limitaciones, co-pagos y restricciones pueden aplicarse. Beneficios, formularios y red de farmacias, primas y/o co-pagos/co-seguros pueden cambiar cada 1ro de enero de cada año. Brand New Day es un plan HMO con un contrato de Medicare y un contrato con el programa de Medi-cal de California. La inscripción en Brand New Day depende en la renovación del contrato. Usted debe continuar pagando la parte de B de Medicare. Esta información esta disponible sin costo en diferentes idiomas, This information is available for free in other languages. favor de llamar el numero de atencion al cliente al 1-888-838-1136. TTY users, 1-888-838-1136. Representantes de atencion al cliente estan disponbiles de 8am a 8pm, Lunes - Viernes, Febreor 15 - Septiembre 30, 7 dias a la semana, 8am a 8pm Octubre 1r oa Febrero 14. H0838_SBHIS_Flier.3a_2017-0928 SPA Accepted


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DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS GALLERY Below are examples from artists of various backgrounds and cultural histories. One thing that ties them together is the imagery of day of the dead, its traditions, and its lore. On our cover is a piece by Frank "Capone" Felix, whose background we highlighted in one of our previous issues (Volume 36, Issue 50, December 11-17, 2015).

Francisco Franco uses the cultural landscape of Día de los Muertos to communicate through his art a culture he reconnected with and ultimately helped shaped what he calls, the ‘language’ of his art style.

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"La Catrina". Photo Credit: Francisco Franco

"Marilyn Muerta". Photo Credit: Francisco Franco

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A Chicano tattoo artist that goes by the Instagram handle of enzo6510 mixes Chicano life with skulls, lady cholas and similar themes onto paper and skin. Photo Credit: Instagram User enzo6510

José Guadalupe Posadas was a political printmaker who became famous after his death as his “calavera” or “skull” drawings and prints became associated with Día de los Muertos, and conversely with Mexican folk art. Photo Credit: José Guadalupe Posadas

"La Calavera Catrina". Photo Credit: José Guadalupe Posadas

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Galileo busca asistente de selección y empaque que sea solidario y detallista para su amigable y vertiginoso equipo de depósito. Estos miembros del equipo de temporada son cruciales para el éxito de nuestra compañía, ya que preparan con mucha atención los suministros de los campamentos para enviar a más de 70 lugares de todo California y Chicago. Valoramos a aquellos que tienen opiniones divergentes y aportan experiencias y puntos de vista variados a Galileo. Alentamos a que miembros de grupos que no están representados y personas de distintos contextos se postulen. ¿Quién es usted? • Está intrigado o se siente motivado por la misión y el propósito de Galileo. La educación innovadora, el aprendizaje basado en proyectos y el trabajo en un ambiente profesional, acogedor y con una gran impronta de campamento deberían sonar como situaciones a las que está preparado para postularse o explorar. • Es un miembro del equipo muy responsable y concentrado en el rendimiento. Le enorgullece aportar sus talentos, y a menudo hace hasta lo imposible por ayudar a que su equipo logre los objetivos. • Puede hacer malabares, y lo hace bien. Puede manejar una variedad de proyectos en simultáneo. ¿Cambio en el plazo de entrega? ¿Múltiples colaboradores? Usted lo hace posible. Maneja bien su tiempo y ha desarrollado habilidades sólidas para establecer prioridades. • Es ágil y tiene deseos de crecer. Le emociona la idea de ser parte de un equipo de alto rendimiento y busca continuamente opiniones sobre su desempeño para aprender y crecer. • Es cuidadoso con las personas y las relaciones que construye con ellos. Se comunica de manera clara y efectiva, a la vez que actúa con un gran sentido de empatía. ¿Quiénes somos nosotros? Creemos que el mundo necesita innovadores. También creemos que los niños que aprenden a explorar y equivocarse sin miedo (la esencia de la innovación) son más felices, más creativos y más seguros cuando se enfrentan a los desafíos de la vida. Y creemos que es más probable que los niños con estas habilidades cambien nuestro mundo y sean dueños de los suyos. Es labor de todos organizar los mejores programas de campamentos que evolucionan constantemente para más de 30 000 excursionistas cada verano. En nuestra oficina central, creemos que nosotros somos Galileo, a través del trabajo de cada contribuyente y equipo, hacemos reales nuestros valores y constantemente mejoramos nuestra compañía y cultura. Porque aquí, los valores no son palabras vacías: apuntamos a ser cada día más visionarios, valientes, solidarios, determinados y reflexivos, y respaldamos ese esfuerzo con una estructura para asegurar el éxito. Las personas que trabajan arduamente, buscan comentarios para mejorar su trabajo y ellos mismos, se sienten muy responsables por la excelencia del producto y trabajan muy bien con otros tienden a desarrollarse en nuestra cultura. Los que se quejan, no. Estamos contentos unos con otros, trabajamos juntos arduamente, con alegría y unidos por nuestra dedicación común a nuestra misión de crear un mundo de innovadores valientes, y alentamos la innovación en cada cosa que hacemos. Estamos certificados también con el sello B Corp y mantenemos un compromiso, en todos los niveles de la compañía, con la inclusión de los excursionistas y el aumento de nuestro impacto. Conozca más sobre nuestro propósito a través de las palabras de nuestro director general y fundador, Glen Tripp. ¿Cómo es el equipo? Los miembros del equipo de depósito de Galileo son expertos en tareas múltiples y organización, coordinación exitosa de compras, administración de inventario y entrega de todos los materiales del campamento. Estará en el equipo que suministra herramientas a miles de jóvenes innovadores para que jueguen y creen. Además, lo hará en un lugar lleno de pegamentos en barra y ojos móviles, flotadores para piscinas y papel maché. Es el detrás de escena donde se crea la magia. En concreto, ¿de qué se trata el trabajo? Estamos buscando un asistente de selección y empaque al que no solo le guste brindar asistencia operativa y de empaque en el entorno del depósito, sino también que disfrute de oportunidades para tomar la iniciativa y mejorar la productividad del equipo. • Ayudará a cargar, contar, preparar y empacar miles de suministros para campamento, a la vez que demostrará un constante compromiso con las oportunidades y la exactitud. • De manera rápida e impecable, desarrollará tareas vitales y repetitivas con urgencia, entusiasmo y un buen ojo para las áreas que se pueden mejorar. • Aportará un profundo sentido de pertenencia a su trabajo y espacio laboral, y aprovechará todas las oportunidades para mantener, organizar y embellecer el depósito de producción. • Será un pilar de los estándares de Galileo. Será un ejemplo de la marca especial de Galileo de trabajo en equipo y sentirá gran placer al asegurar que cada campamento tenga los suministros necesarios para un verano mágico. ¿Qué estamos buscando? • Mínimo de 1 a 2 años de experiencia en un entorno de producción • Compromiso comprobable con el profesionalismo, la exactitud y el cuidado por los detalles • Habilidad para cumplir con las demandas administrativas y físicas del cargo. Estas incluyen, entre otras: tipear, escribir y leer; levantar y trasladar hasta 40 lb; pararse, caminar y arrodillarse con frecuencia; ver, escuchar y hablar (tanto de cerca como a la distancia) • Talento y experiencia para solicitar e implementar los comentarios para mejorar su desempeño Horarios y duración de la contratación • 40 horas por semana, desde el 8 de enero al 8 de junio de 2018 • De 6 a. m. a 2:30 p. m., de lunes a viernes, ocasionalmente los fines de semana Beneficios y remuneración • $14.00/hora • Empleado temporal (sin beneficios) • La licencia por enfermedad paga se acumula a razón de una hora por cada treinta horas trabajadas. La acumulación comienza el primer día de empleo. La licencia por enfermedad paga se puede utilizar a partir del nonagésimo día de empleo. Lugar de trabajo Galileo Learning Warehouse (depósito de Galileo Learning), 2350 Davis Ave., Hayward, CA 94545 Fecha límite de postulación: 29 de octubre de 2017

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Entrevista de Trabajo Flexible disponible-mañana, el trabajo la próxima semana! ¿Necesita un ingreso extra? BlueCrew está buscando profesionales y confiables motores, instaladores, personal del almacén, y los conductores para llenar aperturas inmediatas en su área. Los candidatos ideales tendrán: -Experiencia En puestos de trabajo, físicas exigentes -Un Fuerte ética de trabajo y un deseo de avanzar dentro de una empresa -Fuerte compromiso, seguir adelante, y la integridad Si usted está interesado en este papel y convertirse en parte del equipo de Flex Blue Crew, esperamos con interés la reunión con usted. Una vez aceptados, los trabajos de movimiento son sólo el principio. Se puede trabajar varios tipos de puestos de trabajo cada semana, ofrecemos beneficios completos y una estructura de promoción para acelerar excelentes candidatos mientras trabaja tantas horas a la semana como desee ¿Quieres unirte al equipo? Envía la palabra: JOB al (415) 212-4213 O Incríbete en: bluecrewjobs.com Más Información: http://help.bluecrewjobs.com/application-and-hiring-process/ bluecrew-en-espanol

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. 634950 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Iris Interpreting 542

Sheridan Pl, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara County. Marisa Escalera, 542 Sheridan Pl San Jose, CA 95111. 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

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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.) Marisa Escalera October 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/16/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 635186 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Hardcastle Auto Body Inc. 590 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County. Hardcastle Auto Body Inc., 590 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/21/2017. “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.) James R. Alves President October 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/19/2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 635259 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Zazueta Tree Specialist 585 Vasona Ave Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara County. Carlos Humberto Zazueta Zazueta, 585 Vasona Ave Los Gatos, CA 95032. 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.) Carlos Humberto Zazueta Zazueta October 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 635285 The following person(s) is (are) doing business HL Mobile Truck Repair 14862 Watters Dr San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Hermelindo Luna-Landero, 14862 Watters Dr San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted


OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 2, 2017 by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/25/2013. “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.) Hermelindo LunaLandero October 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/23/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317185 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Julianna Youssef. Petitioner (s) Julianna Youssef has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Julianna Nicole Neyman Youssef to Julianna Nicole Neyman. 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 27; November Milan Campos. THE COURT ORDERS that 3, 10, 17, 2017 all persons interested in this matter appear ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE before this court at the hearing indicated OF NAME below to show cause, NO. 17CV317887 Superior Court of if any, why the petition California, County of for change of name Santa Clara-In the should not be granted matter of the applica- on 1/16/2018 at 8:45 tion of: Ryu Thomas am, Probate Dept., Ohara. Petitioner (s) located at 191 N. First Ryu Thomas Ohara Street, San Jose, CA has filed a petition for 95113. A copy of the Change of Name with Order to Show cause the clerk of this court shall be published at for a decree changing least once a week for names as follows: a. four successive weeks Ryu Thomas Ohara to prior to the date set for Ryu Wakukawa. THE hearing on the petition COURT ORDERS that in El Observador, a all persons interested newspaper of general in this matter appear circulation, printed in before this court at the county of Santa the hearing indicated Clara. below to show cause, October 19, 2017 if any, why the petition Rise Jones Pichon for change of name Judge of the Superior should not be granted Court on 1/30/2018 at 8:45 October 27; November am, Probate Dept., 3, 10, 17, 2017 located at 191 N. First ORDER TO SHOW Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Order to Show cause NO. 17CV317295 shall be published at least once a week for Superior Court of Califour successive weeks fornia, County of Santa prior to the date set for Clara-In the matter of hearing on the petition the application of: Gilin El Observador, a bert Grijalva. Petitioner newspaper of general (s) Gilbert Grijalva Jr. circulation, printed in has filed a petition for the county of Santa Change of Name with the clerk of this court Clara. for a decree changing October 23, 2017 names as follows: a. Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Gilbert Grijalva Jr. to Gilbert Acosta. THE Court October 27; November COURT ORDERS that all persons interested 3, 10, 17, 2017 in this matter appear before this court at AMENDED the hearing indicated ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE below to show cause, if any, why the petition OF NAME for change of name NO. 17CV313405 Superior Court of should not be granted California, County of on 1/23/2018 at 8:45 Santa Clara-In the am, Probate Dept., matter of the applica- located at 191 N. First tion of: Givanna Milano Street, San Jose, CA Campos. Petitioner 95113. A copy of the (s) Givanna Milano Order to Show cause Campos has filed a shall be published at petition for Change of least once a week for Name with the clerk of four successive weeks this court for a decree prior to the date set for changing names as fol- hearing on the petition lows: a. Givanna Mila- in El Observador, a no Campos to Givanna newspaper of general

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317651 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amir Hossein Motamedi. Petitioner (s) Amir Hossein Motamedi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amir Hossein Motamedi to Adrian Amir Motamedi. 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 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317603 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vinod Kumar. Petitioner (s) Vinod Kumar has filed a petition for

Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vinod Kumar to Vinod Kumar Vashisht. 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 1/30/2018 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 17, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317981 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Wing Shan Leung. Petitioner (s) Wing Shan Leung has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Wing Shan Leung to Susanna Wing Shan Leung. 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 2/06/2018 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 24, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 27; November 3, 10, 17, 2017 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

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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

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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 Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tiffany Dawn Haberstick to Tiffany Dawn Duke. 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


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316730 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kirandeep Sharma. Petitioner (s) Kirandeep Sharma has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kirandeep 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 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

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

OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 2, 2017 four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 06, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316469 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Van Hoa Vuong. Petitioner (s) Van Hoa Vuong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Van Hoa Vuong to Dylan Van Vuong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 28, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316392 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of:

Trang Que Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Trang Que Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trang Que Nguyen to Ellie Trang Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 27, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 13, 20, 27; November 3, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317088 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Heydi Patricia Arroyo-Sierra. 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


OCTOBER 27 - NOVEMBER 2, 2017 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; all persons interested in this matter appear November 3, 2017 before this court at the hearing indicated ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE below to show cause, if any, why the petition OF NAME for change of name NO. 17CV316401 Superior Court of should not be granted California, County of on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 Santa Clara-In the am, Probate Dept., matter of the applica- located at 191 N. First tion of: Mario Villaneda Street, San Jose, CA Jr. Petitioner (s) Mario 95113. A copy of the Villaneda Jr. has filed a Order to Show cause petition for Change of shall be published at Name with the clerk of least once a week for this court for a decree four successive weeks changing names as prior to the date set for follows: a. Mario Vil- hearing on the petition laneda Jr. to Mario in El Observador, a Villaneda Jones. THE newspaper of general COURT ORDERS that circulation, printed in all persons interested the county of Santa in this matter appear Clara. before this court at October 3, 2017 the hearing indicated Rise Jones Pichon below to show cause, Judge of the Superior if any, why the petition Court for change of name October 13, 20, 27; should not be granted November 3, 2017 on 01/09/2018 at 8:45 ORDER TO SHOW am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Street, San Jose, CA NO. 17CV317077 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause Superior Court of Calishall be published at fornia, County of Santa least once a week for Clara-In the matter of four successive weeks the application of: Amiprior to the date set for nah Pauline McCree hearing on the petition and Auberde Merilan. in El Observador, a Petitioner (s) Aminah newspaper of general Pauline McCree and circulation, printed in Auberde Merilan have the county of Santa filed a petition for Change of Name with Clara. the clerk of this court September 27, 2017 for a decree changing Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior names as follows: a. Auberde Paxton Court October 13, 20, 27; Merilan to Auberon Pax Merilan. THE November 3, 2017 COURT ORDERS that all persons interested ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE in this matter appear before this court at OF NAME the hearing indicated NO. 17CV316678 Superior Court of below to show cause, California, County if any, why the petition of Santa Clara-In for change of name the matter of the ap- should not be granted plication of: Ricardo on 01/16/2018 at 8:45 Rios, Jr. Petitioner am, Probate Dept., (s) Ricardo Rios, Jr located at 191 N. First has filed a petition for Street, San Jose, CA Change of Name with 95113. A copy of the the clerk of this court Order to Show cause for a decree changing shall be published at names as follows: a. least once a week for Ricardo Rios, Jr to Ri- four successive weeks cardo Defilippis. THE prior to the date set for COURT ORDERS that hearing on the petition

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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 NavarroAguiniga October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/15/2017

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, FICTITIOUS 2017 BUSINESS NAME This statement was STATEMENT filed with the County NO. 634458 of Santa Clara on The following person(s) 10/03/2017 is (are) doing business The Armada 58 South FICTITIOUS First Street; 2nd Floor BUSINESS NAME San Jose CA, 95113, STATEMENT NO. 634623 Santa Clara County. Corinthian Event The following person(s) Center, LLC 195 N 3rd is (are) doing business Street, 2nd Floo, San CB Tenacious Doors Jose, CA 95112. This 343 N. 13th Street San business is conducted Jose, CA 95112, Santa by a limited liabil- Clara County. Charles ity company; registrant Borstad 343 N. 13th has not begun trans- Street San Jose, CA acting business under 95112. This business the fictitious business is conducted by an name or names listed individual; registrant hereon. “I declare that has not begun transall information in this acting business under statement is true and the fictitious business correct.” (A registrant name or names listed who declares as true hereon. “I declare that information which he or all information in this she knows to be false statement is true and correct.” (A registrant is guilty of a crime.) who declares as true Bruce Campbell information which he or Manager October 6, 13, 20, 27, she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) 2017 This statement was Charles Borstad filed with the County October 6, 13, 20, 27, of Santa Clara on 2017 This statement was 09/28/2017 filed with the County of Santa Clara on FICTITIOUS 10/04/2017 BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FICTITIOUS NO. 634612 BUSINESS NAME The following person(s) STATEMENT is (are) doing business NO. 634445 Premier Properties and

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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 Huynh-Nga Thi Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/12/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for

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hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 8, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 6, 13, 20, 27, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316287 Superior Court of California, County of Santa 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


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HOW CAN WE KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE FROM ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS ALL AROUND US IN OUR EVERYDAY LIVES? Children are affected by the same environmental hazards as adults, only they’re more vulnerable given their smaller size and the fact that their bodies are still developing. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), harmful exposures can start as early as in utero.

organicconsumers.org, as well as links to some environmentally friendly namebrand household cleaners. While there is less we can do individually about air pollution if we want our kids to spend time outdoors, at the macro level we can all help by driving our cars less and turning down our thermostats (to reduce the emissions we cause) and ordering less stuff online (to cut down on air pollution from shipping).

“Proportionate to their size, children ingest more food, drink more water and breathe more air than adults,” reports WHO. “Additionally, certain modes of behavior, such as putting hands and objects into the mouth and playing outdoors can increase children’s exposure to environmental contaminants.” Some of the most common contaminants we should be vigilant about avoiding include pesticides (in foods), lead (in old paint), asbestos (in insulation and construction materials), BPA (in plastic food/drink containers and the lining of cans), PFCs (in non-stick cookware, carpeting and mattresses) and flame retardants (in furniture and drapery). And, of course, many branded household cleaners contain potentially hazardous ingredients (bleach, ammonia, diethanolamine, triethanolamine) as well. Given how common these elements are in today’s world, keeping kids safe isn’t an easy task. For starters, choose organic food and drink whenever possible to cut down on the pesticides your kids ingest.

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While pesticides work well to keep away the bugs that can ruin harvests, they also can cause neurological and reproductive problems for humans who ingest traces of them. Apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, nectarines, grapes, bell peppers, potatoes, blueberries, lettuce and kale/collard greens are the worst offenders in the produce aisle, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), so definitely spring for organic versions of these particular fruits and veggies. Packaged and processed foods likely contain plenty of pesticide residues,

too, unless they are marked as certified organic. To avoid household cleaners, the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) recommends ditching the expensive specialized products that likely contain harmful chemical additives. “A few safe, simple ingredients like soap, water, baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice and borax, aided by a little elbow grease and a coarse sponge for scrubbing, can take care of most household cleaning needs.” Look for specific formulations on

Parents, teachers and caregivers should educate themselves about what to avoid and become expert label readers so they can make health-smart choices. Meanwhile, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) is urging pediatricians to take a greater interest in the environmental impacts on the health of their patients and discuss with parents how to keep kids safe in and around the home, the neighborhood, and at school. CONTACTS: WHO, www.who.int; EWG, www.ewg.org; OCA, www. organicconsumers.org; CDC, www.cdc. gov. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of the nonprofit Earth Action Network. To donate, visit www.earthtalk.org.  Send questions to: question@earthtalk.org.

WANT TO HELP SAVE THE WORLD? IT’S ALL ABOUT BEES AND BUTTERFLIES Suzanne Potter California News Service

like buckwheat and host plants like milkweed. Phillips says vivid red and blue f lowers with a bell shape are especially attractive to hummingbirds. Plants that have a long f lowering season, from spring to fall, are ideal.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Monarch butterf lies have declined by 90 percent over 20 years, felled by pesticides, parasites and loss of habitat. They're considered a sentinel species, whose fate mirrors that of many insects.

Kedar Narayan is a 9-year-old Pennsylvania boy that has written a cell phone app - a game called "Pollinator for a Pet" - to teach people about native-plant pollinator gardens. He says kids have a big role to play in this effort.

Now, backers of a program to greatly expand all pollinators' range say it's about two-thirds of the way to its goal of establishing a million "pollinator gardens" by the end of the year. The National Pollinator Garden Network  has registered 650,000 gardens across the U.S. designed to attract bees and butterf lies.  Mary Phillips, the senior director of the National Wildlife Federation's "Garden for Wildlife" program, says homeowners, businesses and cities are all planting f lowers to benef it the pollinators. "It really does span a terrif ic range of

"I see all the adults, they're doing their part, but I see potential in us kids to do our part too," he says. "And together we can create a new ecosystem - one that will become the United States of Pollinators!" The Monarch butterfly thrives among flowering plants like milkweed. Photo Credit: Pixabay

the types of gardens," she says. "We even have a storybook-themed kids park in California, in Oakland, that created a whole 'Pollinator Posse,'

and has woven pollinator gardens throughout their park." Examples of plants include

pollinator-friendly f lowering bushes

The National Wildlife Federation says one-third of the food Americans eat is pollinated by bees, butterf lies, moths, beetles and certain birds and bats - a cycle that accounts for $29 billion of the nation's food production.


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Art is an important aspect of the holiday of remembrance, which is celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd

something. It became a real powerful thing.”

Franco says this point in his life really had a toll on him in a dark way. Not only did he see firsthand the effects of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks, but in this time frame also lost his mother and had health issues which resulted in a somber approach to his work, and to life in general.

As Franco began to get requests for commissions for day of the dead styled portraits and murals, he began to develop his body of work, and the identity he says he uses in his art.

This push towards examining death and dealing with the darkness that affected Franco led him to work on a mural which in turn transformed him, for the better. “I was commissioned to do a big mural, at a taco restaurant. I was tired of people asking me if I was a Chicano artist or not, so I thought, ‘you know, I’m gonna do a very Mexican piece that’s gonna represent different parts of who I am.”

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The art of Día de los Muertos, much like the holiday itself, is as much about life as it is about the remembrance of those no longer on this mortal plane. It is as much a celebration of life, the joy of it, and bringing to mind those that lived and are now gone. A mixture of cultures itself, it interweaves indigenous Mesoamerican Aztec beliefs with the Spanish Conquistador’s holidays of All Saints and All Souls Day. In the US, the holiday has seen a steady rise in popularity through the years. Yet unlike Saint Patrick’s Day, or even Cinco de Mayo, the cultural and traditional purpose for Día de los Muertos’ existence is heavily protected by those that celebrate it, not letting it lose its meaning. Artists are a crucial part of the movement, and creating and building upon the iconography of Día de los Muertos. By capturing their unique perspectives, they open up a greater audience to participate and learn of the holiday. One of the first and unlikely keys to creating the art of Día de los Muertos was a political cartoonist and printmaker from the late 19th century whose work became iconic with Mexican folk art. José Guadalupe Posada used skeletons, or ‘calaveras’ as tools to show political strafe between the upper and lower classes. One of his most famous creations, arguably the most iconic imagery of a calavera is called “La Catrina” and is a skeleton woman with a large hat befitting the elite European class in Mexico at the time. It was not until after Posada’s death in

the early 1900’s that his work began to be appreciated as folk art and incorporated within the day of the dead celebrations. It was this type of imagery, of skeletons doing things in our world, whether it was dancing or even protesting, that stuck with the art style of the holiday. Fine artist and muralist Francisco Franco, who has an art studio called Francisco Franco Studios in San Francisco, is one of the artists whose style blends the world of day of the dead with his own life experiences. Franco has a fascinating backstory which helped mold his artistic signature and ultimately helped him become closer to the November holiday and its traditions. He states that although his direction into art wasn’t pushed by the environment in which he grew up in, the pieces of his MexicanAmerican identity were always there. It wasn’t really pushed [into art]. My mother passed away when I was ten years old, she put me into classes. My dad didn’t know anything about [art], he was just a mexicano working. So, I just kind of stopped doing and it wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I began to think, what am I going to do with myself? And one of the ideas was doing art. I took a class at community college, and I ended up running from there.” After getting a full sponsorship at UC Berkeley Franco then transitioned to the New York Academy of Art, where he broadened his studies “I witnessed 9/11 when I was there, about 8 blocks from me. Then we were sent to Oxford to study cadavers, so we were drawing stuff like that. So, the whole idea of death kind of

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stuck in my mind.”

“The idea of death really sunk in my head. Having friends die, having my mother pass away. Growing up in gang culture I had a lot of friends pass away but the whole idea of death, and drawing cadavers, just really sunk in and I started having an existential crisis. And it terrified me, and I wondered why we weren’t talking about it, doing anything about it.”

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As for his own history with the holiday, Franco’s Mexican-American upbringing didn’t include much to do with Día de los Muertos. “I wasn’t raised with it, but I knew of it. My dad is from Chihuahua, he’s an immigrant. My mother was like third generation and my grandfather was born in native California, so I have this immigrant side to me, this more Americanized side, but it was still Chicano point of view.” It was because of this fragmented memory of the holiday that Franco says he hit the books, doing research at the Chicano Studies Library in San Jose. There he encountered a lot of references to the day of the dead. It was during this time period, in 2000-2002, that Franco says there wasn’t too much happening in regard to day of the dead celebrations in the local community. “It wasn’t as popular as it is now so when I brought the idea up to my friend that owned the restaurant, I said, ‘just trust me on this one, it’s gonna be fun, and there’s going to be a message behind it.’ So I painted the large mural, it was an homage to José Guadalupe Posada, his work really inspired me.” The popularity of this mural and what was behind its meaning gave Franco the positive reinforcement he needed at that point in time. It also helped cement what his style would evolve into. “As I was doing this thing I came to a lot of conclusions. So in that painting they’re (calaveras) dancing, they’re having fun, they’re eating, listening to music. All the things we enjoy in life, and so I just realized, while I was doing that painting, you can’t be thinking about death, we’re already going to die anyways so let’s go ahead and ‘disfrutar’, enjoy life. Because in a way we’re already dead, we all have to face it. So that just sparked

“It was very healing, and I realized that especially with the Mexican-Americans that you know, we’re not quite Mexican of course, American either, but we assimilate and create this new culture within the culture. And it just stuck, and it became healing to other people.” The process of finding his voice in art, something that he was able to do for himself, as well as translating to being visually appealing began with that restaurant mural, and his own discoveries on Día de los Muertos. But Franco says it wasn’t until he created three specific paintings of three famous women that his style was solidified. These paintings are among his most near and dear. “The ‘Marilyn Muerta’ put me on the map. No one was doing anything similar at the time. So it’s always going to have a place in my heart. There’s one I did called ‘La Catrina’ which is a skeleton Frida and she’s just kind of staring at you, laughing kinda. She’s got that grimace, because she’s a skull. That one, just as far as beauty and the message it’s almost cheesy, it’s beautiful yet horrific at the same time.” The final one also holds a special place within him because of the connection to his father. “The Selena one, ‘Amor Prohibido’, that one has a special place in my heart because me and my father [shared] something together through music, and he introduced me to her. He had met her actually. He brought a signed picture and said, ‘hey listen to this album’. And my dad was into Mexican Rancheras and I wasn’t, so we came together on that. And she tragically died shortly after that.” Franco’s experience with finding and reclaiming that culture that is very much a part of Latinos from every walk of life goes to show how there doesn’t need to be a certain time and place to introduce Día de los Muertos, of healing through celebration and prayer. “And that is true in every sense of the celebration. Every November 1st and 2nd there is a beautiful celebration of life, loved ones, and most importantly of cultural traditions, that ancestral connection we all share in our own ways.” Each of us may find our own way to interpret death and losing the ones we love, and hopefully, it’s something we can find solace in, and find memories that reach out to those we don’t share a physical space with anymore. “That’s what painting is to me. Instead of being negative and thinking of death in a way, you take all that hardship and pain and you turn it into health, make it into something beautiful. I adopted it, and it helped me go back and heal myself. And it’s my culture, even though I wasn’t raised with it, it became that. Now I have an all-year alter at the house.”


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LAS PRINCESAS DE DISNEY CREARÁN SU PROPIO “FINAL FELIZ” EN DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS DREAM BIG

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SANTOS PROTECTORES DEL ZODIACO Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador

Cipriano, San José de Cupertino, San Mateo Evangelista, Santa Tecla. LIBRA

ARIES San Toribio de Mongrovejo, San Dimas, San Juan de Capistrano, San José de Arimatea, San Benjamín, San Isidro de Sevilla, San Vicente Ferrer, San Juan Bautista de la Salle, Santa Julia Billiart, Santa Bernardita, Santo Toribio Romo, San Expedito. TAURO San Anselmo, San Jorge, San Marcos, Santa Zita, Santa Catalina de Sena, San Atanasio, San Felipe, San Bonifacio, San Juan de Ávila, San Matías, San Isidro Labrador, San Pascual Bailón. GÉMINIS Santa Rita de Cascia, San Felipe Neri, Santa Jana de Arco, Santa Marcelina, San Marcelino Champagnat, San Norberto, San Bernabé, Santo Domingo Sabio, San Antonio de Padua, San Ismael, San Romualdo, San Luis Gonzaga. CÁNCER Santo Tomás Moro, San Juan Bautista, San Pedro, San Pablo, Santo Tomás Apóstol, Santa María Goretti, San Fermín, San Benito, San Camilo de Lelis, San Buenaventura, San Alejo, Santa María Magdalena. LEO Santiago Apóstol, San Cristóbal, Santa Ana, San Joaquín, Santa Marta, San Ignacio de Loyola, San Juan Vianney, San Cayetano, San Lorenzo, Santa Clara de Asís, San Roque, Santa Elena. VIRGO Santa Rosa de Lima, San Luis Rey, Santa Mónica, San Agustín, San Ramón Nonato, Santa Teresa de Calcuta, San Nicolás de Tolentino, San Juan Crisóstomo, San

San Cosme, San Damián, San Vicente de Paúl, San Miguel, San Gabriel, San Uriel, San Rafael, San Jerónimo, San Francisco de Asís, San Luis Beltrán, Santa Teresa de Ávila, San Gerardo Majella. ESCORPIÓN San Judas Tadeo, San Alfonso Rodríguez, San Quintín, San Martín de Porres, Santa Isabel, San Leonardo, San Martín Caballero, San Diego, San Alberto el Grande, Santa Isabel de Hungría, San Odón, San Gelasio. SAGITARIO Santa Cecilia, Santa Catalina de Alejandría, San Andrés Apóstol, San Francisco Javier, Santa Bárbara, San Nicolás, San Ambrosio, San Juan Diego, Santa Lucía, San Juan de la Cruz, San Lázaro, San Urbano. CAPRICORNIO Santa Francisca Javier Cabrini, San Esteban, San Juan Evangelista, Santa Leonor, San Gregorio Nacianceno, Santa Genoveva, San Raimundo de Peñafort, San Apolinar, San Paulino, San Hilario, San Marcelo, San Antonio Aba. ACUARIO San Sebastián, Santa Inés, San Vicente de Zaragoza, San Ildefonso, San Francisco de Sales, Santo Tomás de Aquino, San Juan Bosco, Santa Brígida de Irlanda, San Blas, Santa Apolonia, San Valentín, Santa Claudia. PISCIS San Conrado de Piacenza, San Sebastián de Aparicio, San Leandro, Santa Catalina Drexel, San Casimiro de Polonia, Santa Juana de la Cruz, San Juan de Dios, Santo Domingo Sabio, San Eulalio, Santa Matilde, San Patricio, San José.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Creer es solo el principio, cuando los soñadores del Área de la Bahía sean testigos de las motivadoras historias de las protagonistas más audaces de Disney, que serán contadas a través del patinaje artístico y acrobacias en Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. El público está invitado a unirse a ocho princesas de Disney - Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora y Snow White – quienes se embarcan en increíbles aventuras, determinadas a realizar sus sueños. Además, sentirán el amor entre hermanas que ha cautivado a millones, desde que Frozen de Disney cobró vida. Disney On Ice presents Dream Big tendrá funciones en el ORACLE Arena de Oakland del 19 al 23 de octubre, siguiendo la gira en San Jose del 25 al 29 de octubre en el SAP Center.

y la bondad van de la mano. Saltos de alto vuelo, desafiantes acrobacias, patinaje que te dejará sin aliento y los adorables amigos de Disney ¡hacen que Disney On Ice presents Dream Big sea una experiencia que tu familia nunca olvidará!

La audiencia será transportada a un mundo donde echan a volar su imaginación y cualquier cosa puede suceder. Con sus polvos de hada, Tinker Bell lleva al público en una travesía por las queridas historias de Disney. Chapotea con Ariel, la intrépida soñadora que añora explorar la vida sobre las olas del mar. Observa cómo Rapunzel, Cinderella y Belle descubren el poder de crear su propia magia. Viaja al mundo invernal de Arendelle con las hermanas Anna y Elsa, y con Olaf, el divertido muñeco de nieve de Frozen de Disney, quienes aprenden que el amor verdadero es la magia más grande de todas. Asiste y descubre un mundo ideal con la atrevida Jasmine y únete a Snow White, Aurora y Tiana, quienes te recuerdan que la fortaleza

DÓNDE: SAP Center – 525 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA, 95113

SAN JOSE CUÁNDO: Viernes, 27 de octubre – Domingo, 29 de octubre (horarios actuales) • Viernes, 27 de octubre 7:00 p.m. • Sábado, 28 de octubre 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. y 7:00 p.m. • Domingo, 29 de octubre 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. y 6:30 p.m.

BOLETOS: Boletos desde $15 cada uno.* Boletos con descuento para la noche de estreno a solo $15 en asientos selectos (oferta no válida para asientos premium, niveles VIP y Rinkside). Todos los asientos son reservados. Los boletos ya están disponibles para compra en línea en Ticketmaster.com, con cargo por teléfono llamando al 1 800-745-3000 o visitando la taquilla de la arena. *precios sujetos a cambios; adicionales podrían aplicar

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com them from being used in profiles. When Creepingbear’s Facebook profile problem was brought to Facebook’s attention, Facebook reportedly didn’t do a great job responding or fixing the problem. This isn’t hugely surprising. It’s not like you can flip a switch or change one line of code. To truly solve the problem, the AI needs to be retrained. What Should We Do? The last machine we will ever need to build is a machine that can replicate itself. Google took the first steps toward building the brains of that machine this year. There are a couple of ways to look at this issue. In his book Superintelligence, philosopher Nick Bostrom reasons, “The creation of a superintelligent being represents a possible means to the extinction of mankind.” It’s a great book, and it will get you thinking seriously about what precautions we should take as we quickly evolve thinking machines.

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WHAT METOO IS TEACHING AI Shelly Palmer AI is getting smarter every day. Google’s AutoML  project has learned to replicate itself – early steps on the path to superintelligence. Just down the hall, DeepMind’s  AlphaGoZero  trained itself to beat the human-trained AlphaGo 100 games to zip! As we move closer to a world where machines train themselves – but think for us – complicated questions about fairness and biases arise. #MeToo In response to the Harvey Weinstein allegations, the hashtag #MeToo began to surface on social media. The Twitter and Facebook posts were heart-wrenching and, in some cases, gut-wrenching. Not surprisingly, many of the personal stories included words, phrases, and concepts not usually associated with the profiles, the previous behaviors, or even the genders of the authors. The coincidental emergence of the #MeToo hashtag and self-training, selfreplicating AI systems got me thinking. How will a self-training AI system be biased when learning from the #MeToo hashtagged posts? And how would the advent of self-training AI affect the systems that control our news feeds and other curated content presented to us? Silence Is an Action Would a lack of engagement with any given post teach the algorithm that you are not interested in the subject or not empathetic to the cause? What if you were

stunned and saddened by the content of a post but didn’t know how (or preferred not) to comment? Would posting or sharing graphic details of a traumatic event re-characterize your profile and associate you with a kind of content you’re not used to seeing? There is an endless list of questions one could ask. AI Biases

Then there are some who optimistically believe that the evolution of technology will take care of itself, as it has done in the past. As the machines become smarter, we will adapt and vice versa. Move along, move along, nothing to see here. If we look exclusively through the lens of

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technological evolution, history suggests neither extreme will be the case. From stone tools to intelligent machines, we have always survived and prospered. If we think of AI as a tool (like a knife or a gun or a computer), then we are implicitly thinking that we control the tools. But I would urge caution. You can also think about AI by likening it to an alien intelligence arriving on our shores. Will humanity writ large do any better against AI than did thousands of nations conquered by strangers with superior technology, weaponry, and tactical intelligence in the past? Start asking questions. Make AI biases and fairness an action item for every AI and machine-learning meeting. It’s time to bring out your inner philosopher. The future of humanity may depend on it. I know you have an opinion, and I want to hear it. Please visit https://www. shellypalmer.com/ai-biases-fairnesssurvey/ to take my AI Fairness and Biases Survey and to 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.

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In practice, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and all other information systems that rely heavily on AI and machine learning have a problem they have been reluctant to discuss: AI bias.

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This problem is not new. There are several popular examples of algorithms getting it “wrong.” In September 2017 the Guardian  reported about an Instagram ad on Facebook that included Olivia Solon’s image and her most “engaged” post, “I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!” Later that month, Facebook’s AI blocked an ad for a march against white supremacitsts.

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While it’s easy for a human to say that the AI system “got it wrong,” that’s not what happened at all. What happened was that the action that the AI system scored the highest, and therefore surfaced as the best output for a given input, was deemed either objectively or subjectively “wrong” by the humans who were affected by it. Trained to prevent fake profiles from being created, Vice reported  that a set of machine-learning algorithms or a neural network at Facebook determined that certain Native American and Drag Queen names looked fake and prevented

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