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THE PRESIDENT AS CEO by the U.S. Treasury Department and its monetary instrument, the U.S. Dollar, has been and is the most stable, reliable currency in this world. Finally, it is 'We, The People' who back up the U.S. Treasury with our 'full faith and credit'.

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What is a Chief Executive Officer? A CEO is the highest-ranking executive in this American nation; and he/she is elected by 'We, the People”. The President, as CEO, even outranks any and all military generals or admirals. It is a very important feature in the U.S. Constitution that an elected official is responsible for execution of public policy, both civilian and military. As former President Harry Truman stated, “The Buck stops here.”

This Presidential Election scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016, has not been very informative about the role the U.S. President as its CEO (Chief Executive Officer). Mainstream media has focused upon the future President's role as CIC (Commander-in-Chief). The reason for this may be that the Military-Industrial Complex, which former President Eisenhower warned this nation about, is now in control of too much. Of all the agencies the Pentagon has the largest budget and, on occasion, the U.S. Congress allocates funding for weaponry development not needed nor desired by the Pentagon.

As CEO, the President's primary responsibilities includes implementation of the laws of the land, which the U.S. Congress in its responsibility to craft, through negotiation and compromise, the many public policies needed to accomplish the 'Public Interest' (while doing the greatest good for the greatest number). The President also implements the public policies which have been already established .

Think of America as a very large corporation whose cash flow amounts to more than $3 trillion per year. It is a special corporation because its funds are all handled

As America's CEO, President Obama made major decisions and managed this nation's overall operations and resources. The White House, especially its Oval Office which represents this nation's executive branch, becomes the main point of communication between the U.S. Congress (Senate and House which make up the Legislative branch) and the Supreme Court (the Judicial Branch). As prescribed by the U.S. Constitution, these three arms of our national democratic government exist and exercise all the 'check and balances' extant. The upcoming November 8th election is when registered voters in each state elect the new President along with many Senators and Members of the House of Representatives. The President, Vice-President, Senate (100 elected officials) and the House of Representatives (435 elected officials) are all supposed to work together in the constitutionally established processes which govern this nation and its resources. That's 537 elected officials which govern this nation and its 335 million residents. President Obama's

term will end this coming January 2017. His successor will be elected by the registered voters of these United States on November 8. America, as this worlds super-power, has been able to transfer the power and authority of its CEO peacefully since its sovereignty was established 240 years ago during 1776. Consider what a newly elected CEO will face when assuming the Office of the President of the United States of America. I am certain that Hillary Clinton already has a TRANSITION TEAM assembled and working diligently out of sight of mainstream media. I am not confident that Donald Trump's team or the National Republican Committee have their Transition Team working at all. The American Public does not know that about 5,000 appointed officials exist. (These are put up by the President and approved or endorsed by the U.S. Senate). A notable example is the recent Supreme Court nomination of Judge Merrick Garland (at least six months ago) by President Obama on which the U.S. Senate has not taken its 'up or down' vote. Therefore, the Senate leadership

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has not done its job per the U.S. Constitution. To enable a smooth transition, some 500 individuals need to be already vetted and ready to assume their administrative positions when their predecessors are relieved. The most important selections are those which staff the White House and the top advisory councils which assist the President as CEO on all matters, both domestic and military. Now, both Transition Teams will need qualified applicants from which to choose appointees. It would be a good move for local associations, (especially CPA's, Budget & Management Analysts, Lawyers) to inform its membership of this opportunity. The Silicon Valley Latino Community needs to have some direct representation in the White House. Their presence would enable local Latinos to be able to provide direct public policy input on many matters. In my estimation, being CEO is more important than being the CIC. After all, the CEO takes care of 'We, the People.' YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE.

Un asunto de dignidad Por José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana A dos semanas de las elecciones, todo pareciera indicar que los latinos nos enfilamos a una participación record en las elecciones presidenciales del 8 de noviembre, así como a incrementar nuestro peso político, no sólo en la Cámara de Representantes sino también en el Senado, y a lo largo del país. Más de 27 millones de adultos de origen hispano son elegibles para votar en el actual ciclo electoral, de los cuales más de 16 millones están registrados y unos 13 millones se prevé acudan a las urnas a depositar su voto, de acuerdo con estimaciones de la Asociación Nacional de Funcionarios Latinos Electos (NALEO). En la Cámara de Representantes nuestro número podría aumentar de 29 legisladores a 36, mientras que en el Senado existe el potencial de pasar de 3 senadores a 5, lo que sería un hito en la historia legislativa

de Estados Unidos. Además, se espera un incremento neto de latinos en legislaturas estatales y como funcionarios en gubernaturas. Si se cumplen las expectativas, seremos testigos el próximo mes de un nuevo capítulo del progreso político de la comunidad latina en los Estados Unidos. Es discutible si el ritmo de avance es suficientemente rápido, pero es innegable que se trata de una trayectoria en la dirección correcta. Pero las cifras muestran también una realidad preocupante. Más de 11 millones de adultos latinos aún no están registrados para votar, y millones de hispanos Residentes Legales Permanentes (LPR) no han dado el paso crucial hacia la naturalización, que les permitiría gozar de los beneficios plenos que otorgan las leyes a los ciudadanos estadounidenses. Además, los latinos votamos en menores niveles que afro americanos y blancos no hispanos en elecciones presidenciales. Y aún si se materializa

la cifra record de más de 13 millones de votos en noviembre, podría tratarse de un descenso proporcional, comparado con nuestra participación en los comicios de 2012 y 2008. Es verdad que podemos enumerar una larga lista de causas que explican la situación: Seis de cada 10 votantes latinos han sido ignorados por las campañas políticas este año; los maratones de registro de votantes se han centrado en sólo media docena de estados “campos de batalla” y las fundaciones redujeron sus aportaciones para iniciativas de voto. La confluencia de esos y otros problemas significó según expertos que se perdiera una oportunidad histórica para galvanizar a la comunidad latina en torno a la bandera de la participación electoral, como respuesta a las ofensas y humillaciones de uno de los candidatos presidenciales. Pero aún es tiempo que nuestra comunidad latina nos sorprenda

con una asistencia extraordinaria a las urnas el 8 de noviembre, que lo haga en cifras que rebasen todas las expectativas y que deje atrás el eterno debate si el “gigante” de la política sigue dormido. Y es que la responsabilidad final de votar es nuestra, no tenemos que esperar que alguien nos despierte, nos convenza y nos lleve de la mano a votar. Queda en nosotros ejercer nuestro derecho al voto, hacer valer nuestro peso demográfico, y hacer que paguen un costo político los candidatos que esgrimen mentiras, prejuicios e ignorancia y que nos usan como chivos expiatorios de los problemas del país. Es un asunto de dignidad. Nada más y nada menos. Para más información sobre tu sitio de votación visita <http://www. laredhispana.org/recursos>.

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ROCKY HORROR SHOW TO BENEFIT ST. BALDRICK’S Friday October 28, 2016 / 12am and 8pm San Jose Stage Theater 490 S 1st St San Jose, CA $35 - $50

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OUR OF THE BOX LUNCH Friday October 28, 2016  The New Ballet School  40 N 1st St  San Jose, CA  Free 

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VACUNA UNIVERSAL CONTRA LA GRIPE Sandhya Kalavacherla Especial Para El Observador

La temporada de gripe de 2016-17 está por llegar y todos estamos obligados a considerar el la obligation anual de enrollar nuestras mangas para vacunarse. Tendemos a subestimar la gripe y descartarlo como si fuera tan inofensivo como el resfriado común; la gripe siempre se ha hecho de menos en comparación con otras enfermedades como Ébola y el SIDA. Sin embargo, a nivel mundial, la gripe causa aproximadamente 250.000 a 500.000 muertes cada año, según la Organización Mundial de la salud (OMS). De hecho, la gripe mata a más personas cada año que Ébola y se considera ser más contagiosa que el SIDA. La última pandemia de influenza, la "gripe porcina" o H1N1 pandémica, mató entre 8.870 y 18.300 personas durante la temporada 2009-2010. Tal es el poder de la gripe que debemos considerarla como una enfermedad seria. Para combatir este ataque viral recurrente, Jonas Salk y Thomas Francis desarrollaron la primera vacuna en 1938. Una vacuna consiste en una sustancia utilizada para estimular la producción de anticuerpos, que luchan contra cuerpos extraños en la sangre. A pesar de que las vacunas no portan el virus activo, el cuerpo reconoce la vacuna como un agente extranjero y produce anticuerpos. La presencia de anticuerpos en la sangre crea un sistema de defensa que resulta útil en el caso de un ataque viral. La temporada de gripe varía en su cepa viral, duración, severidad y tiempo cada año. Según el CDC, en años cuando el virus de la influenza A (H3N2) es prominente, las tasas de mortalidad son más del doble lo que son en temporadas cuando los viruses de la influenza A (H1N1) o influenza B son dominantes. Como resultado, es importante para los científicos intentar predecir cuál cepas del virus serán más frecuentes para crear vacunas para administrar al público. Científicos en Estados Unidos vigilan durante todo el año y usan los informes de campo de las comunidades en el hemisferio sur para predecir la cepa viral y su severidad. Sin embargo, esto no es fácil. Predecir el cepa viral puede compararse a predecir el rendimiento de la bolsa de valores; mientras que podemos obtener una estimación mirando las tendencias actuales y el entorno actual, el éxito está determinado por la suerte. Es casi imposible predecir con precisión la cepa viral y considerar sus mutaciones que ocurren durante la temporada. Las vacunas se enfocan en porciones del virus de la gripe que mutan frecuentemente a lo largo de la temporada, lo cual invalida su eficacia y nos deja esencialmente sin protección contra el virus de la gripe.

La vacuna contra la gripe de 2014-15 se considera uno de los peores fracasos del CDC. Como resultado, la temporada de gripe de 2014-2015 fue una de las peores en la última década. Debido a la incapacidad del CDC para predecir con precisión y dar cuenta de las mutaciones, las vacunas tuvieron poco efecto en la reducción de las muertes relacionadas con la gripe. Al final de esta temporada, la vacuna administrada se consideró sólo 19 por ciento efectivo. Pero, la ciencia está empezando a mostrar la posibilidad de una vacuna universal, aplicable a todas las cepas virales y resistente a las mutaciones, lo cual eliminaría las adivinanzas que han estado debilitando la fuerza de las vacunas durante las últimas décadas. Recientemente, dos estudios han demostrado promesa en la creación de una vacuna universal. En un estudio reciente publicado en Science, los investigadores divulgan una nueva vacuna que se enfoca en la parte del virus que no muta frecuentemente. Mientras que la cabeza de una proteína viral llamada la hemaglutinina muta con frecuencia, el tallo viral no cambia. Dr. William Schaffner, MD, Presidente de medicina preventiva en el Centro Médico de la Universidad Vanderbilt en Nashville, Tennessee, describe el virus de la gripe como una esfera con "un manojo de paletas con tallos que sobresalen" en una entrevista con ABC. La parte dulce de la paleta cambia cada año, pero el tallo no cambia, dice Dr. Schaffner. En teoría, porque todas las cepas de gripe viral compartan el tallo, la vacuna universal sería aplicable a todas las cepas virales y a través de todas las temporadas de gripe. De hecho, el estudio informa cómo el uso del tallo es importante para lograr una respuesta inmune y crear la vacuna universal. Los investigadores en este estudio podrían crear una vacuna que genera anticuerpos del tallo. Las vacunas mostraron éxito entre una gran variedad de modelos y protegieron contra las cepas de la gripe de H5N1 (gripe aviar) y H1N1 (gripe porcina). Mientras que investigadores anteriores han luchado para anclar el tallo sin cabeza, estos investigadores podrían introducir mutaciones para estabilizar el núcleo de la hemaglutinina y lograr la respuesta deseada. Como dice el Dr. Schaffner, "una vacuna universal es el Santo Remedio” y sus consecuencias podrían cambiar la medicina moderna y la salud pública para siempre. Por ahora, para salvaguardar a nosotros mismos durante la próxima temporada de la gripe de 2016-17, debemos confiar en las vacunas que administra el CDC. Sin embargo, puede ser sólo cuestión de pocos años hasta que la gripe se convierte en una memoria débil de los años pasados.

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COMO PREPARAR SU CASA PARA MÁS LLUVIA EN CINCO PASOS Better Business Bureau Cuando el primer aguacero del Bay Area ocurrió el fin de semana pasado, yo no estaba preparado. Dejé abierta la ventana en mi cuarto, y parte de mi cama y mis posesiones en el alféizar de mi ventana fueron empapadas. Por suerte, mi falta de preparación podría haber sido mucho peor. Algunas personas aman la lluvia – es relajante, refrescante, y pide por mantas, incendios, y tiempo en el sofá. Sin embargo, si usted no está preparado para la lluvia, puede causar estragos en su casa. Un techo con goteras, canalones obstruidos, una rama de árbol peligroso, un calentador defectuoso y ventanas con corrientes de aire son un dolo de cabeza mucho más grande una vez que la lluvia comience. Entonces, es importante asegurarse de que está preparado antes de la próxima tormenta. Si usted quiere sentir calma en lugar de pánico al oír el sonido de las gotas de agua, siga estos cinco

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••CANALONES: Es importante limpiar sus

consejos de Better Business Bureau (BBB) para asegurarse de que su casa está lista para la lluvia:

canalones en el inicio del otoño y de nuevo después del primer aguacero. Si usted necesita ayuda profesional con sus canalones, busque un contratista acreditado para comprobar que están en buen estado y son apretado contra el techo. Visita bbb.org para encontrar un contratista de confianza cerca de usted.

••TECHO: El clima caliente y seco puede hacer su

••PATIO: Su jardín a menudo sufre el mayor daño

techo más vulnerable a las fugas. Para atraparlos antes de que sea demasiado tarde, llame a un techador para inspeccionar su techo para problemas y arreglar fugas existentes. En 2015 BBB, a nivel nacional, recibió más de 8.000 quejas sobre compañías de techos. Muchas de estas quejas estaban sobre trabajo de mala calidad, problemas con contratos, y pobres políticas de reembolso y servicio al cliente, así que asegúrese de encontrar un techador en que se puede confiar. Un gran lugar para comenzar su búsqueda es el Directorio de Empresas Acreditadas por BBB en línea en bbb.org. Aquí puede encontrar las Reseñas de Negocios de empresas que cumplen con los altos estándares de BBB. Incluyen detalles sobre la ubicación del negocio, servicios que ofrecen, y comentarios de clientes anteriores.

de una tormenta. Asegúrese de que su patio drena correctamente para evitar inundaciones y lodo exceso. Contrata un profesional para inspeccionar sus árboles para asegurarse de que están sanos y no un peligro para la seguridad, y asegure su cerca y muebles de exterior. Parte de este trabajo requiere un experto, pero tenga cuidado si alguien se presenta en su puerta alegando que acaban de terminar un trabajo de cerca y se puede dar usted un descuento. Consumidores han reportado más de 350 similares estafas de “mejoramiento del hogar” al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB (bbb. org/scamtracker) a partir de octubre de 2016 y los resultados pueden ser catastróficos. Encuentre un profesional por su cuenta, y asegúrese de hacerlo antes de que llegue la lluvia. El Directorio de Empresas Acreditadas por BBB en línea en bbb.

org puede ayudar usted a encontrar un paisajista o un especialista en árboles. También puede utilizar Solicita un Cotización para recibir estimaciones de empresas de confianza en unos clics.

••CALENTADOR: Si su casa se enfrié durante los meses de invierno, ahora es un buen momento para asegurarse de que su calentador está funcionando correctamente. BBB recibió más de 11.200 quejas acerca de compañías de calefacción, ventilación y aire acondicionado en 2015. Fueron sobre cargos incorrectos, estimaciones engañosas, y dificultades recibir reembolsos.

••VENTANAS & Puertas: Asegúrese de que sus puertas y ventanas son sellados y debidamente calafateados. Usted debe ser capaz de hacer mucho de este trabajo usted mismo. Sin embargo, si usted cree que necesita ventanas nuevas, ahora es el momento de mirar en él. Hay muchas compañías de ventanas compitiendo por su negocio, entonces comience en bbb.org. Además, echa un vistazo a energy.gov para obtener más información sobre como tener ventanas y puertas de eficiencia energética puede ahorrar energía y reducir costos.

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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR MORE RAIN IN FIVE STEPS Better Business Bureau When the Bay Area’s first downpour hit last weekend, I wasn’t prepared. I accidentally left my bedroom window open, and sure enough part of my bed and the possessions on my windowsill got soaked. Luckily, my lack of preparation could have turned out much worse. Some people love the rain – its relaxing, refreshing, and begs for blankets, fires and time on the couch. However, if you aren’t prepared for rain, it can wreak havoc on your home. A leaky roof, clogged gutters, dangerous tree branches, a faulty heater and drafty windows are a much bigger headache once the rain starts, so it’s important to make sure you’re prepared before the next storm hits. If you want to feel calm rather than panicked at the sound of raindrops, follow these five Better Business Bureau (BBB) tips to make sure your home is ready for rain:

••ROOF: Hot and dry weather can make your roof more vulnerable to leaks. To catch them before it’s too late, call a roofer to inspect your roof for trouble spots and fix existing leaks. In 2015, BBB received over 8,000 complaints about roofing companies nationwide. Many of these complaints were about shoddy work, issues with contracts, and poor customer service and refund policies, so make sure you find a roofer that you can trust. A great place to start is the BBB Accredited Business Directory at bbb.org. Here you can find Business Reviews of businesses that hold themselves to BBB’s high standards. They include details about the business’s location, services and reviews from past customers.

••GUTTERS: It’s important to clean out your gutters in the beginning of fall and again after the first downpour. If you

need professional help with your gutters, find an accredited contractor to check that they’re in good condition and tight against the roof. Visit bbb.org to find a contractor near you.

••YARD: Your yard often suffers the most damage from a storm. Make sure that your yard drains correctly to avoid flooding and excess mud. Have your trees inspected to make sure they’re healthy and not a safety hazard and secure any fences or outdoor furniture. Some of this work requires an expert, but be careful if someone shows up at your door claiming that they just finished a job down the road and can give you a discount. Consumers have reported over 350 similar “home improvement” scams to BBB Scam Tracker (bbb.org/scamtracker) as of October 2016 and the results can be catastrophic. Reach out to a professional yourself, and make sure to do it before the rain hits. The BBB Accredited Business Directory at bbb.org can help you find a landscaper or arborist, and you can even use BBB Request a Quote to receive estimates from trustworthy businesses in just a few clicks.

••HEATER: If your house gets cold during the winter months, now is a great time to make sure your heater is working properly. BBB received over 11,200 complaints about heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) companies in 2015. These were mostly about incorrect charges, misleading estimates, and difficulties receiving refunds.

••WINDOWS & DOORS: Make sure that your doors and windows are leak-proof, sealed and properly caulked. You should be able to handle a lot of this yourself. But, if you think you need new windows, now’s the time to look into it. There are a lot of window companies vying for your business, so start at bbb.org. Additionally, check out energy.gov for more information on how energy efficient windows and doors can save energy and reduce costs.

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La misión del DTSC es proteger a las personas y el medio ambiente de California contra los efectos nocivos de las sustancias tóxicas a través de la restauración de los recursos contaminados, la regulación y la aplicación de prevención de la contaminación

DTSC Inicia la Segunda Revisión de Cinco Años del Remedio de la escuela primaria -- Ramblewood, San José CA 95121 El Departamento de Control de Sustancias Tóxicas (DTSC) iniciará la segunda Revisión Quinquenal de la eficacia del Plan de Limpieza de remedio en noviembre de 2016, del sitio de la Escuela Primaria Ramblewood (Sitio) situado en 1351 Lightland Road, San José, California. El propósito de la Revisión quinquenal es de evaluar el remedio de limpieza para asegurarse de que continúa protegiendo la salud humana y el medio ambiente. Esta revisión es para ver si el remedio funciona tal como fue diseñado, y si el Distrito Escolar de Primaria Franklin-McKinley (Distrito) ha mantenido el remedio adecuadamente. El remedio fue de cubrir el sitio con una tapa creando una barrera para evitar la exposición al asbesto de origen natural (asbestos) que se encuentra en el suelo y la roca nativa en el sitio. La tapa se compone de aproximadamente tres pies de material de relleno limpio importado colocado en todo el sitio en la parte superior de la barrera de advertencia. La barrera de advertencia actúa como un marcador entre el asbesto y el suelo limpio y roca. La barrera de advertencia consta de vallas de nieve de plástico de color naranja. La construcción de la escuela se completó en 2006. DTSC y el Distrito inspeccionarán la tapa. Examinaremos la tapa para ver si se mantiene estable y funciona según sea necesario para que continúe como una barrera. DTSC también revisará los jardines para ver si se mantienen en buenas condiciones. Además, vamos a examinar el Plan de Operaciones y Mantenimiento del Distrito para ver si este plan necesita ser actualizado desde la revisión pasada: Usted puede revisar los documentos del proyecto en el cuarto de archivos en 8800 Cal Center Drive, Sacramento, California. También puede revisar la información en nuestro sitio web, www.envirostors.dtsc.ca.gov/public. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o desea discutir el proyecto, por favor, póngase en contacto con Bud Duke. Gerente de Proyecto DTSC, al (916) 255-3695 o al Bud.Duke@dtsc.ca.gov: También puede comunicarse con Nathan Schumacher, DTSC Especialista de Participación Pública, al (916) 255-3650, al número gratuito (866) 495 -5651, o al Nathan.Schumacher@dtsc.ca.gov. Los miembros de los medios de comunicación, por favor, póngase en contacto con Russ Edmondson, Oficial de Información Pública del DTSC al (916) 3233372 o al Russ.Edmondson@dtsc.ca.gov. AVISO A PERSONAS CON PROBLEMAS AUDITIVOS: Los usuarios de TDD pueden obtener información adicional llamando al 711 o llamar al Servicio de Retransmisión de California (1-800-735-2929). Por favor, pida llamar a Nathan Schumacher al (916) 255-3650 acerca del sitio Escuela Primaria Ramblewood. Cal/EPA

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PAN DE MUERTO DE DULCE DE LECHE Ingredientes

•• 1 paquete (7 gramos) de levadura en polvo •• 1/2 taza de agua tibia (100-110° F) •• 1/2 taza de Dulce de Leche LA LECHERA de NESTLÉ

•• 1/2 taza (1 barra) de mantequilla sin sal •• 1 cucharadita de semillas de anís •• 1/2 cucharadita de sal •• 4 huevos grandes, a temperatura del ambiente

•• 4 1/2 tazas de harina para todo uso, uso dividido

•• 1 yema de huevo, disuelto en •• 2 cucharaditas de agua •• 2 cucharadas de azúcar granulado, uso dividido

AÑADIR los huevos y 1 taza de harina y mezclar bien con una cuchara de madera. Continua agregando la harina restante taza por taza mezclando bien hasta que la masa se junte. Amasar por 5 minutos o hasta que la masa esté suave y elástica y ya no pegajosa. Poner en un tazón grande engrasado. Cubrir con plástico engrasado. Dejar reposar en un lugar tibio durante 1 hora o hasta que duplique el tamaño. FORRA una bandeja grande para hornear con papel pergamino. GOLPEAR la masa con el puño y divídela en mitad. De cada mitad corta 3 bolitas pequeñas (de aproximadamente 1 cucharada). Trabaja 4 de las bolitas para formar los “huesos”. De cada una de las grandes mitades de masa formar una bola de pan redondo. Suavemente presiona los huesos en cada pan formando una “X”. Trabaja las 2 bolitas restantes para crear la calavera. Coloca la calavera en el centro de cada “X” y presiona suavemente. Poner los panes en la bandeja preparada y dejar que crezcan en un lugar tibio durante 30 minutos. PRECALIENTA el horno a 350º F. Pintar la superficie de cada pan con la mezcla de yema de huevo.

Direcciones MEZCLA la levadura y el agua tibia en un tazón grande. Dejar crecer por 10 minutos. Calienta el dulce de leche y la mantequilla en una cacerola pequeña sobre fuego bajo hasta que la mantequilla esté derretida. Añadir el anís, la sal y la mezcla de dulce de leche a la mezcla de levadura y mover bien para combinar.

HORNEAR por 20 minutos. Sacar los panes del horno y pintar nuevamente la superficie de cada pan con la mezcla de yema de huevo y espolvorear con las 2 cucharadas de azúcar granulada. Regresar al horno por otros 20 minutos o hasta que los panes estén dorados y suenan huecos cuando los tocas. Sirve caliente o deja enfriar completamente. Los panes son más ricos cuando se comen el mismo día.

MINI PIES DE CALABAZA PARA HALLOWEEN Ingredientes

Direcciones:

•• 1 huevo grande

PRECALIENTA el horno a 350° F.

•• 1 taza calabaza pura LIBBY'S® 100% Pure

BATIR el huevo, la calabaza, la leche condensada azucarada y la especia de pie de calabaza en un tazón grande.

Pumpkin

•• 2/3 taza de Leche Condensada Azucarada LA LECHERA de NESTLÉ

•• 1/2 cucharadita de especial de pie de

DESENROLLA las cortezas de pie sobre una superficie enharinada. Corta 24 calabazas de la corteza.

calabaza (pumpkin pie spice)

•• 1 1/2 a 2 lámina de masa refrigerada preparada, a tiempo del ambiente

•• Molde de cortar galletas de 3 pulgadas en forma de calabaza o molde redonda de cortar galletas de 3 pulgadas

•• Molde para mini muffins •• 1/4 taza de trocitos de chocolate semidulce NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels o Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels

PRESIONA las calabazas en los moldes. AGREGA 1 cucharada del relleno en cada molde. HORNEAR durante 16 a 18 minutos o hasta que el relleno esta cuajado. Enfriar completamente en los moldes sobre una rejilla.

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Subir el sueldo mínimo mejora nuestra economía. Produce más recursos financieros para familias y empresas locales. ¿Saben quién no apoyó aumentar el sueldo mínimo? Debi Davis. Es la única concejala que votó en contra de aumentar el sueldo mínimo en la Ciudad de Santa Clara. Luego votó por aumentar su propio sueldo en un 100%. Llamen a Debi Davis al (408) 615-2250 y díganle que se equivocó al oponer el aumento del salario mínimo.


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MEASURE A A Cindy Chavez Op-ed

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streets and under overpasses. More than 2200 of them are chronically homeless, with more women than men experiencing that. Our county spends $520 million—half a billion dollars—each year to provide services to our homeless population, the fourth highest in the USA. Your taxes pay for that. End homelessness, and we will save millions.

By Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to present a $950 million affordable housing bond on the November 8 ballot, Measure A.

El futuro de un niño depende de la calidad de su educación. Nosotros creemos que cada estudiante se merece la oportunidad del éxito. Invertir en la educación paga dividendos no sólo a los estudiantes sino también a las comunidades donde ellos viven.

de los estudiantes • Reponiendo techos en deterioro y arreglando tuberías que gotean

Las escuelas secundarias del Este de San Jose son entre nuestros más valiosos recursos de la comunidad. Sin embargo, muchas de las escuelas tienen más de 30 años y están en necesidad de reparaciones y modernización. Por eso es que apoyamos un Sí a la Medida Z para afianzar bonos para el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Segunda Enseñanza East Side.

sean elegibles para fondos emparejados del Estado • Requiriendo vigilancia y auditoría de ciudadanos independientes • Prohibiendo que los fondos se vayan a los salarios, pensiones o beneficios de los administradores • Imponiendo fuertes restricciones legales que requieren el gasto local del dinero

En la última década, los votantes han apoyado muchísimo los bonos escolares. Las mejorías se han completado dentro, o debajo, del presupuesto, con auditorías limpias, y han dado como resultado un tremendo progreso en la reparación de nuestras escuelas y aulas. Su voto de Sí a la Medida Z continuará el trabajo de mejorías a las escuelas públicas secundarias del Este de San Jose. Y al usar bonos de corto plazo, el costo del interés será reducido por más del 90%, ahorrándole millones de dólares a los contribuyentes. La Medida Z mejora nuestras escuelas:

• Mejorando

y construyendo aulas para tecnología, ciencias e ingeniería • Retirando material peligroso de las aulas y escuelas • Actualizando los sistemas de seguridad y contra incendios para aumentar la seguridad

La Medida Z protege a los contribuyentes:

• Haciendo que los proyectos de nuestras escuelas

Un voto de Sí a la Medida Z ayudará a atraer y retener maestros de calidad para educar a los líderes del mañana y proveer a los estudiantes la educación de calidad que necesitan para competir en el mundo moderno.

Recent polling shows that county voters believe housing is the most pressing problem today, higher even than crime and transportation. Also, 83 percent agree that it is difficult to find housing in Santa Clara County. More specifically, 76 percent believe that children deserve the opportunity to succeed in school and life, and that Measure A will provide affordable homes for the hundreds of homeless children and their families living in shelters, cars or on the streets. With a very low vacancy rate for apartments and rents climbing higher and higher, we have a major imbalance between the number of jobs the Valley produces and the number of housing units being built. One study found that Santa Clara County has the fewest housing units compared to jobs of the nine Bay Area counties. The lack of affordable housing also means that our homeless population is growing. Last year we had 6,500 people without housing, including 4,500 who were unsheltered, or living on the

Un voto de Sí provee la clase de escuelas que ayudan a mantener el valor de sus casas y propiedades. Para edificar escuelas más seguras y mejores, mejorar los logros de los estudiantes, ahorrar dólares a los contribuyentes y proteger el valor de su propiedad, por favor únase a los líderes de negocio, maestros, padres de familia, abuelos y a sus vecinos en votar Sí a la Medida Z.

Compra un producto y llevate el otro GRATIS en la linea Mirada Provence!

La Medida Z del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Segunda Enseñanza East Side es una inversión para nuestros hijos.

La linea Mirada Provence es hecha en Francia y es de la mejor calidad!

Measure A is a $950 million affordable housing bond that will build thousands of dwellings for homeless families, low-income seniors, veterans and victims of abuse. Apartment buildings will also house government and nonprofit agencies to provide supportive services such as health clinics, job training and substance abuse counseling. Too many of our neighbors—immigrants and low-income working families—often have to work two or three jobs just to pay the rent, or they have to live with several families in one apartment or even in a garage. More than half of Latino renters and homeowners struggle to pay their rent and mortgages. Because of the great gulf between income and housing costs, many Latino families face foreclosures, evictions and homelessness. That’s why passing Measure A is so important. In the struggle against the disease of homelessness, housing is the cure. With your help and votes, we can get people and families out of their cars and RVs, out from under the overpasses, freed from having to surf couches, and into safe, clean houses, their houses. When Measure A passes, with your votes, our neighbors’ children can grow and thrive in safe surroundings and have healthier childhoods, free from the insecurity and illnesses unhoused kids suffer. That’s government in action, helping people, protecting them from disease, destitution and despair. Think of a time when there is housing for all our homeless neighbors. Think of life in Santa Clara County after Measure A passes. It will make your heart sing.


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High-Ranking Clergy Across Five Faith Traditions Endorse Measure E, Opportunity to Work

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La Medida E ayudará a los trabajadores de medio tiempo obtener suficientes horas para poder pagar la renta.

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Pagado por Yes on Measure E, the Opportunity to Work Initiaive, patrocinado por South Bay Labor Council, una coalición de una organización de democracia popular no lucrativa y sindicatos con financiación principal de Center for Popular Democracy y Tom Steyer, 2102 Almaden Rd., Suite 112 San Jose CA 95125. FPPPC # 1382518. SAN JOSE, CA – This week high-ranking clergy across five faith traditions endorsed San Jose’s Measure E, the Opportunity to Work Initiative. The local religious community’s support of the measure is rooted in the value that offering full time work to employees would give those workers the opportunity to spend more time with their families, creating stronger, more stable family units. "Pope Francis teaches that the home '… is a crucial place in life where life grows and can be fulfilled, because it is a place in which every person learns to receive love and to give love.' Due to the high cost of housing, parents must work two or three part time jobs rather than one stable job which would give them more time to spend with their family.  Measure E isn’t just an opportunity to work, it is an opportunity to be a family,” said Bishop Patrick McGrath. Fouad Khatib, Muslim Community Association President stated, "Our community has been blessed in many ways and we believe that blessings should be enjoyed by everyone. Measure E gives parttime workers an opportunity to share in the blessing of stable, full time employment.”   Rabbi Dana Magat of Temple Emanu-El said, “We have an obligation to the most vulnerable in our community. Measure E will help lift the living standard of thousands of low-wage workers. By lifting up another, we are all lifting the standards of our community.”

“One of the most valuable ways to spend our time is with our families. However, parttime workers who have to work multiple jobs because an employer will not give them the hours they need to make ends meet, do not get the opportunity to share time with their loved ones. Offering full time work to employees would give them the chance to eat a meal with their children, play with their grandchildren or spend time with their spouse. Measure E would give San Jose’s hourly workforce, which is struggling to survive, the chance to spend invaluable time with their family rather than spending that time shuttling from one job to the other,” stated Pastor Oscar Dace of Bible Way Christian Center. Reverend Peg Bryan of St. Andrews Episcopal Church said, "While serving as pastor at an east San Jose church, I witnessed beleaguered families painstakingly trying to make ends meet by both parents patching together multiple part-time jobs. The relative stability gained by breaking into the middle class was one full-time job away but those elusive extra hours were routinely given to another hard worker and another and another, consequently stranding everyone as the working poor."   Measure E, the first of its kind aimed at providing hourly employees across all industries access to enough work hours so they can pay the bills and feed their families, will impact approximately 64,000 part-time employees in the City of San Jose. 

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GREEN HALLOWEEN: TIPS ON HOW TO GREEN UP HALLOWEEN THIS YEAR she took her two-year-old trick-or-treating anyway and was delighted to find a few of the houses in her neighborhood handing out non-candy treats like bubbles and stickers. “I was so thrilled that someone thought outside the candy-box that, while shouting, ‘Thank You!’ at the top of my lungs, I made a note to myself to remember to trick-or-treat at these homes the following year,” she recalls. “But after winding through several streets in the dark, I had already forgotten which homes were candy-free.” “Wouldn’t it be great if there were a sign you could place on your door or window that notified trick-or-treaters that their upcoming treat would be healthy?’” Colwell-Lipson wondered. “This way, parents could seek out those homes and turn trick-ortreating into a scavenger hunt—a hunt for treasures rather than treats.” Thus the idea for Green Halloween was born.

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These days, some 10 years later, Halloween is greener across the country thanks to Colwell-Lipson’s pioneering efforts. In 2012, Green America, the non-profit membership organization with the mission of harnessing economic power to create a socially just and environmentally sustainable society, put its muscle behind Green Halloween and expanded the program nationwide.

Halloween may be fun, but...this most ghoulish of holidays is also cause for lots of waste, given the preponderance of one-time use costumes that end up in a box or in the trash come November 1. And sustainability proponents also decry Halloween for promoting unhealthy eating habits, as obesity and diabetes rates among American kids continue to skyrocket. So what’s a green Halloween reveler to do?

With Halloween right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to get started. Host a costume swap in your neighborhood or at your kid’s school, or both. This way everyone can the save money and reduce the waste associated with buying new costumes off-the-shelf at the store. Spread the word far and wide so others can join the costume swap and spread the good green Halloween cheer.

Back in 2006, a Bellevue, Washington mom named Corey Colwell-Lipson wondered the same thing. Fearing the worst,

Another easy way to green Halloween is by swapping out the KitKats and Tootsie Rolls with healthier alternatives. LaraBars,

Stretch Island Fruit Strips, Glee Gum, Bitsy’s Brainfood, Cascadian Farm Bars and Surf Sweets are a few of the many healthier alternatives to look for at your local Whole Foods that still will keep you in the good graces of neighborhood trick-ortreaters. Green America has also teamed up with dozens of zoos and aquariums as well as different community partners across the country to host sustainability-oriented community-wide Green Halloween celebrations. Activities will vary at these events, but participants can look forward to responsible trick-or-treating, face painting and other ways to make it a memorable yet sustainable All Hallow’s Eve. But you don’t have to rely on anyone else to make your Halloween green. Green America’s free online “Volunteer Coordinator’s Guide” lays the groundwork for doing it yourself. Happy Halloween! CONTACTS: Green America, <www.greenamerica.org>; Green Halloween, <www.greenhalloween.org>; Surf Sweets, <www.surfsweets.com>; Stretch Island Fruit Co., <www. stretchislandfruit.com>; Larabar, <www.larabar.com>; Glee Gum, <www.gleegum.com>; Bitsy’s Brainfood, <www. bitsysbrainfood.com>; Cascadian Farm, <www.cascadianfarm. com>. 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.

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Truck Driver Needed Commercial truck driver with minimum 1 year experience. Must speak English. Call: 408-982-8420. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301626 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Brian Kevin Oregel Lomeli and on behalf of Katherine Alohalani Hernandez, Roman Lono Oregel, and DeMarco Io’ela Oregel. Petitioners Brian Kevin Oregel Lomeli and Katherine Alohalani Hernandez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for

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a decree changing names as follows: a. Brian Kevin Oregel Lomeli to Brian Kevin Vega b. Katherine Alohalani Hernandez to Katherine Alohalani Vega c. Roman Lono Oregel to Roman Lono Vega d. DeMarco Io’ela Oregel to DeMarco Io’ela Vega. 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 01/03/2017 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. October 25, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV296919 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dong Van Nguyen and Lingyun Huang. Petitioners Dong Nguyen and Lingyun Huang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ethan YiJia Nguyen to Ethan Yi-Weyn b. Dong Van Nguyen to Doug Van Weyn. 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 12/13/2016 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 14, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301469

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ye Yuan. Petitioner Ye Yuan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ye Yuan to One W Z. 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 12/20/2016 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 21, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301248 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Quang Chau. Petitioner Quang Chau has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Quang Chau to Ian Quang Chau. 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 12/20/2016 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV300240 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amy Jen-Wei Wang. Petitioner Amy Jen -Wei Wang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amy Jen -Wei Wang to Jen -Wei 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 11/29/2016 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 22, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301621 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Thaya Klinkhajorn Kareeson. Petitioner Thaya Klinkhajorn Kareeson has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Thaya Klinkhajorn Kareeson to Tyler Kareeson. 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 01/3/2017 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. October 25, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301592 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria G. Tamayo and Francisco Silvia. Petitioners Maria G. Tamayo and Francisco Silvia have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Santiago Daniel Bedolla Tamayo to Santiago Daniel Silva Tamayo. 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 01/3/2017 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. October 24, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301174 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sonah Hwang. Petitioner Sonah Hwang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Seo Eun Kim to Ashley SeoEun Kim b. Hyun Seo Kim to Moses HyunSeo Kim. 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 12/20/2016 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301581 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Leticia Almaraz. Petitioner Maria Leticia Almaraz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maria Leticia Almaraz to Leticia Fierro. 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 01/03/2017 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. October 24, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 622780 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Taqueria Parrilladas 2980 Aborn Square Rd. San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara Co. Roberto Baez Castro 2099 Huran Dr. San Jose, Ca 95123. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/25/2010 “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.) Robert Baez Castro October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/25/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 622835 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Eaven Liquor Store 5945 E. Almaden Expwy STE 140 San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara Co. Semere Natnael 5945 E. Almaden Expwy STE 140 San Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/26/2016 “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.) Semere Natnael October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/26/2016 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 622733 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Las Tortas Ahogadas 1520 Alum Rock Ave San Jose, Ca 95116, Santa Clara Co. Yanet Miramontes 330 Emerick Ave San Jose, CA 95127. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 01/25/2016 under file no. 613299 Yanet Miramontes October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/24/2016 SUMMONS 1st amended (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: N.C.W.C, INC. STEVE GRANT, an individual, JOE COHEN, an individual, DOES 1 through 2 (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Marcus K. Walker (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): NOTICEl You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information

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below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/Selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. Aviso Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito fiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVSO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de

derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso.

Case Number: (Numero de Caso) PC056648 The name and address of the court is: El nombre y dirección de la corte es: Chatsworth Courthouse 945 Penfield Ave. Chatsworth, CA 91311 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiffs’ attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Law Office of Sara Eliot 6305 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91401 Date: December 10, 2015 Clerk, by Sherri R. Carter. Deputy N. Elaine Everette (Fecha) (Secretario) (adjunto) October 28; November 4, 11, 18, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301115 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yiping Wu. Petitioner Yiping Wu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yiping Wu to Eric Yiping Wu. 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 12/20/2016 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 21, 28; November 4, 11,2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301030 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cari Myers. Petitioner Cari Meyers has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alfredo James Arkebauer to Austin James Myers. 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 12/13/2016 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 14, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301112 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application


OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 3, 2016 of: Charles James Wilson II. Petitioner Charles James Wilson II has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Charles James Wilson II to Charles James Unlock. 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 12/20/2016 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 21, 28; November 4,11, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301055 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hong Yan, Licheng Niu. Petitioner Hong Yan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huiru Niu to Annie Huiru Niu. 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 12/13/2016 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 14, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 21, 28; November 4,11, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301288 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Monica Dhandapani Mallon. Petitioner Monica Dhandapani Mallon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Monica Dandapani Mallon to Monica Mallon. 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 12/20/2016 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 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 21, 28; November 4,11, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301088 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Luyao Kang. Petitioner Luyao Kang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Luyao Kang to Lucy King. 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 12/20/2016 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 14, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301318 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Svetlana Vitalyevna Bychuk. Petitioner Svetlana Vitalyevna Bychuk has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Svetlana Vitalyevna Bychuk to Svetlana Hodges. 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 12/20/2016 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 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301323 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Saray Ana Quintero & Marco Antonio Morataya Espinoza. Petitioners Saray Ana Quintero & Marco Antonio Morataya Espinoza have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mateo David Morataya to David Mateo Morataya b. Saray Ana Quinter to Anna Sarai Quintero. 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 12/20/2016 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 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 622440 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Studio Sullivan 698 N. Santa Cruz Ave #9 Los Gatos, CA 95030. Julia Sullivan 698 N. Santa Cruz Ave #9 Los Gatos, CA 95030. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/13/2016 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Julia A. Sullivan October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 622406 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Jauregui’s Handyman 1516 Foley Avenue San Jose, CA 95122. Daniel Jauregui 1516 Foley Avenue San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “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 Jauregui October 21, 28; November 4, 11, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/2016 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Roger Blair Lewis No.116PR179618 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Steven L. Lewis in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Steven L. Lewis be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Roger Blair Lewis, Roger Lewis, Roger B. Lewis. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 11/23//2016 at 9:00am, Dept. 10, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Robert P. Bergman, Attorney at Law

1777 Saratoga Avenue, Ste. 208 San Jose, CA 95129 October 21, 28; November 4, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV300298 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Valeria Nicanor. Petitioner Valeria Nicanor has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Eliza Gonzalez Nicanor to Eliza Fernandez Nicanor. 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 11/29/2016 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 23, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV300797 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Patricia Marie Rositano. Petitioner Patricia Marie Rositano has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Patricia Marie Rositano to Patricia Marie Schill. 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 12/13/2016 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 07, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 622264 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as Alvrenga Construction 220 N. White Rd #42 San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Alvaro Enrique Alvarenga Galdamez 220 N. White Rd. San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alvaro Enrique Alvarenga Galdamez October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 622385 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EZ Loan Realty 4746 Lafayette Street #

205 Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara County. Join RE Group Inc. 4746 Lafayette Street #205 Santa Clara, CA 95054. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/15/2016. “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.) Yang Cao CEO October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/12/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 622384 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as EZ Loan Realty 408 8th Street #A Oakland, CA 94607, Alameda County. Join RE Group Inc. 4746 Lafayette Street #205 Santa Clara, CA 95054. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 8/10/2016. “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.) Yang Cao CEO October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/12/2016 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 621802 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Reinterpret 3376 Beavmont Square Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara Co. Tracy Winn 3376 Beavmont Square Mountain View, CA 94040. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 09/15/2016 under file no. 621802 Tracy Winn October 14, 21, 28; November 4, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/26/2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV300230 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Iva Galesic. Petitioner Iva Galesic has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Iva Galesic to Iva Farrell. 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 11/29/2016 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 30, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV300515 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Minh Phat Vu Mai Petitioners Chieu Mai & Lan Vu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the

clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Minh Phat Vu Mai to Eric Mai b. Gia Hue Vu Mai to Cecilia Mai. 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 12/06/2016 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 29, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV300575 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shaik Mahammad, Khasim Shaheed and Shaik Aaesha. Petitioners Shaik Mahammad, Khasim Shaheed and Shaik Aaesha have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shaik, Samad Mohammad to Shaik Mohammad, Khaleel. 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 12/06/2016 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 30, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV300365 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chun–Wei Lee. Petitioner Chun–Wei Lee has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chun–Wei Lee to David Lee. 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 11/29/2016 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, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV300610 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of Li Yang and Ning Li. Petitioners Li Yang and Ning Li have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Li Yang to Noah Li b. Ziyang Li to Joey Li c. Yunlu Li to Ashley Li. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS

indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/06/2016 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 3, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 621763 The following person(s) is (are) doing business The Counter Top Gallery 2942 South Bascom San Jose, CA 95124. Javier Carrillo 855 N. Bayshore San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Javier Carrillo October 7, 14, 21, 28 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/23/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 622088 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mexi-America Multi Services 1160 E William St. San Jose, Ca 95116. Reynaldo Bonilla 879 Redbird Dr San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has 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.) Reinaldo Bonilla October 7, 14, 21, 28 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/30/2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV299663 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of Tamekia Chinn. Petitioner Tamekia Chinn has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alysha Antwanette Marvicaliz-gaio to Alysha Antwanette – Marvicaliz Gaio. 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 11/08/2016 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 13, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2016

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CALIFORNIA MAKING STRIDES IN YOUTH PRISON REPORT Mary Kuhlman California News Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California stands out for its work in turning young lives around, according to a new report on youth prisons. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research pulls together evidence of the ineffectiveness of youth correctional facilities, showing they are expensive and prone to abuse, and concluding they fail at reform.

youth corrections facilities. According to the report, systemic maltreatment has been documented in youth prison facilities in nearly half the states since 2000, including California. McCarthy says it's the result of a model focused on security and control.

It recommends closing all youth prisons and reinvesting in other types of programs.

"They are staffed by corrections officers and, in some facilities, things like Mace have been used, long extended isolation, shackles, handcuffs - very brutal methods of controlling a young population," he states.

Foundation president and CEO Patrick McCarthy says California is a good example, as a number of juvenile justice reforms reduced the number of youths in state custody from 10,000 in 1996.

Instead of what he calls the outmoded assumption that locking up young people improves safety, McCarthy says the corrections culture should focus on rehabilitating them.

"The last figures that I saw is that they had 700 in those facilities today because they provided incentives for the counties and the communities to take responsibility for their own children," he relates.

"We've got to build a juvenile justice system that's based on the very simple principle of developing young people's capacity, giving them opportunity," he stresses. "Holding them accountable, of course, is also very important, but doing it in a way that provides them a path to get back on track."

The report notes that California also passed legislation to only admit youths to state facilities that have committed serious offenses, enacted programs to increase prevention and closed eight of its 11 large

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According to the report, youth incarceration rates in the United States far exceed those of other countries.

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Aviso de Arrendamiento – Valor Crossing Valor Crossing es una propiedad nueva con 66 apartamentos módicos. Está localizada en 7500 Saint Patrick Way, Dublin, CA. El sitio está cerca de almacenes y transportación pública. La construcción está programada para completarse en Febrero del 2017. Comenzaremos a aceptar aplicaciones para la lotería desde las 10am, el lunes 7 de noviembre del 2016 hasta el sabado 12 de noviembre del 2016 y el lunes 14 de noviembre del 2016 hasta las 4pm del viernes 18 de noviembre del 2016. Para más información por favor visite www.edenhousing.org el día 7 de noviembre del 2016 y abra el enlace donde dice “Now Leasing”. También puede contactarse con el Agente de Arrendamiento al (510) 499-2491 o TDD/TTY 1-800-735-2929. Aplican Límites de Entradas, Preferencias, y Normas de Ocupación

Lease-Up Announcement – Valor Crossing Valor Crossing is a new property of 66 affordable apartment homes. It is located at 7500 Saint Patrick Way, Dublin, CA. Located near shopping and public transportation. Construction is scheduled to be completed in February 2017. We will begin accepting applications for the lottery starting at 10am, Monday, November 7, 2016 to Saturday, November 12, 2016 and Monday, November 14, 2016 to 4pm Friday, November 18, 2016. For more information please go to www.edenhousing.org on November 7, 2016 and click on “Now Leasing”. You may also contact the Leasing Agent, Lease-Up Agent at (510) 499-2491 or TDD/TTY 1-800-735-2929. Preferences, Income and Rent Limits, and Occupancy Standards Apply.

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SANTOS PATRONOS PARA LA SALUD, EL AMOR Y LA SUERTE

Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador En estos tiempos que estamos viviendo, muchas personas andan en busca de ayuda espiritual para encontrar solución a sus problemas. Siempre la recomendación es rezar, hacer oración, meditar y encomendarse al poder benéfico de los Santos.

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Cada Santo tienen una potestad, dependiendo de los favores recibidos y la tradición popular. Para resolver situaciones económicas y problemas con las finanzas, se recomienda ofrendar una docena de velas blancas y amarillas, y acudir al Santo Niño de Atocha, al Divino Niño y al Niño Jesús de Praga. Para la buena suerte en empresas y

ESTÁS INVITADO AL PREESTRENO DE

negocios, se pide el patrocinio de San Martín Caballero y se coloca una imagen o estampa del Santo, sobre la puerta de entrada del establecimiento y se ofrendan siete veladoras rojas en su honor. Para tener trabajo en abundancia, se ofrendan 7 velas azules durante siete días y se invocan a San Pedro, a San Isidro Labrador, San Fermín, San Vicente Ferrer, San Marcos, San Ildefonso y San Patricio. Para tener buena suerte con el dinero se le reza a Santa Rosa de Lima. Para recuperar bienes materiales que se han perdido pídale a San Gerardo Majella. Para abrirse camino en lo económico ore con fe a San Cayetano. Para atraer oportunidades y lograr ascensos pídale a San Mateo. San Valentín trae el amor verdadero. San Antonio de Padua le consigue pareja a las jóvenes y a los solteros. Santa Ana trae amor a las mujeres mayores y a las viudas; las mujeres solteras acuden a Santa Catalina de Alejandría. Santa María Magdalena calma las penas de amor y trae resignación y paz en caso de una ruptura. San Nicolás es el patrón de los viudos y hombres maduros. Para la fidelidad en el amor se le pide a Santa Martha. Para procurar una reconciliación o si la pareja se ha ido, récele con fe a la Virgen Desatanudos. Para tener suerte en el amor se ofrendan velas amarillas, doradas o color naranja a la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre. Para

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resolver problemas matrimoniales se reza la oración a Santa Eduviges. Si se necesita ser perdonado por la pareja, récele una novena a San Francisco de Sales. Para situaciones que involucran violencia doméstica, pídale con fe a Santa Cristina. Los divorciados que desean encontrar pareja, deben llevarle flores a la iglesia a Santa Elena. Si sufre por asuntos amorosos, ruéguele con fe a Santa Ursula. Para procurar ayuda en casos de enfermedad, se recomienda ofrendar velas blancas y pedirle a los médicos celestiales, San Rafael Arcángel, San Lázaro, San Roque, San Juan de Dios, la Virgen de la Merced, Virgen del Rosario y Virgen de Lourdes. Para sanar prontamente de una enfermedad o de una cirugía se reza una novena a la Beata Madre Teresa de Calcuta. Para contar con buena salud rece diariamente la oración a Jesús sacramentado. Para sanar de enfermedades incurables, pídale con fe a la Virgen de Regla. En caso de enfermedades desconocidas y padecimientos difíciles de sanar, se aconseja hacerle una novena a San Camilo de Lelis y otra al Santo Doctor José Gregorio Hernández. Para pacientes graves se ofrendan velas blancas a la Virgen de Lourdes, a la Virgen de los Ángeles, a la Virgen del Perpetuo Socorro, a la Virgen de Covadonga y a María Auxiliadora. Para gozar de buena salud rece con fe a la Virgen de Fátima.

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Únase a Los

Pequeños negocios de su coMunidad. Vote no a La

ProP. V

“San Francisco ya es muy caro. Lo último que necesitamos es un impuesto a nuestros alimentos y a mis clientes.”

Roberto Ocaña

Lucky Pork Market, La MiSión

“Si Prop. V pasa, me veré forzada a poner impuestos en mis bebidas y otros productos en mi tienda.”

Mary Nguyen T&T Café Chinatown

¡no se oLVide de Votar eL dia de Las eLecciones

Martes, 8 de noVieMBre!

“Prop. V es un impuesto a los alimentos que hará más difícil mantener nuestras puertas abiertas y proveer alimentos a buen precio para mis clientes.”

Alejandro Del Río el ahorro markeT La MiSión

“Este no es sólo un impuesto a las sodas — cualquier cosa en nuestro restaurante puede volverse más caro para recuperar el costo.”

Soledad “Sally” Marquez Grandma’s deli and Café SoUth oF MaRKEt

ya Fue suFiciente: No impongan impuestos a nuestros alimentos.

Vote no a la ProP. V

Investíguelo usted mismo en:

SFGroceryTaxFacts.org

Pagado por No on V, Enough is Enough: Don’t Tax Our Groceries, con gran financiamiento por parte de American Beverage Association California PAC. Pueden encontrar divulgaciones financieras en sfethics.org.

Los dueños de negocios y sus cLientes dicen que La ProP. V es un iMPuesto a Los aLiMentos.


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THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:

Does Hacked Equal Rigged?

similar vintage electronic voting machines. If you’re interested in these machines and want to see a good list of security concerns for each, you should visit <www.verifiedvoting.org>. Between now and Election Day, you are sure to hear all manner of pundits and experts talk about the possibility of hacking voting machines. While it is not “child’s play,” for someone schooled in the art, the work can be done in a matter of minutes. Your smartphone is significantly harder to hack than any of these “digital” voting machines.

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benign example of the catastrophic risks intrinsic to how our networks are currently designed. Consolidation increases efficiency but decreases resilience, which is clearly demonstrated every time there is an attack on a provider.” Says Maura Sullivan, PhD, Managing Director, Eidos Group and former Chief of Strategy and Innovation for the Department of the Navy, “Physical security models do not work for networked systems and a new mental model is required to make intelligent trade-offs between efficiency and resilience.” Sullivan’s words are not comforting.

RIGGING AN ELECTION There’s a compelling and reassuring post by Chris Ashby, a Republican campaign finance and election lawyer, that clearly explains what would be necessary to “rig” an election. It’s a good read. In it, Chris opines: “To rig an election, you would need 1) technological capabilities that exist only in Mission Impossible movies, plus 2) the cooperation of the Republicans and Democrats who are serving as the polling place’s election officials, plus 3) the blind eyes of the partisan poll watchers who are standing over their shoulders, plus 4) the cooperation of another set of Republicans and Democrats — the officials at the post-elections canvass, plus 5) the blind eyes of the canvass watchers, too.” What Chris means by “technological capabilities that exist only in Mission Impossible movies” is that even though hacking an individual machine is relatively easy, hacking the right machines in the right places to successfully and undetectably “rig” a national election would take an almost impossible-to-imagine coordinated effort by an army of technicians and wizened election volunteers from both political parties. OTHER ELECTORAL HACKS Shelly Palmer Anything that can be hacked will be hacked. Electronic voting machines are no exception. Which raises the question, “Could you hack enough electronic voting machines to influence (rig) the outcome of the upcoming presidential election?” To answer this question, you need to have high confidence in the answers to three additional questions: 1. Are there a sufficient number of electronic voting machines in swing states? 2.Can you identify and tamper with (hack) the right machines in the right locations? 3.Can you infiltrate the required number of the more than 8,000 distributed, local, mostly offline, public polling places, and defraud a sufficient number of ordinary citizen volunteer election monitors, trained and credentialed partisan poll watchers, and the local and state officials who have a system in place to forestall both human error and any type of suspected tampering?

HACKING AN ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINE According to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s website, “The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 was passed by the United States Congress to make sweeping reforms to the nation’s voting process.” Its goal was to address “improvements to voting systems and voter access that were identified following the 2000 election.” While HAVA guidelines are voluntary, the act was accompanied by about $4 billion in federal funding to help states update antiquated voting methods. The result was a windfall for companies selling voting machines that utilized turn-of-the-century touch screen technology such as the Premier/ Diebold (Dominion) AccuVote TS & TSx, the Advanced Voting Solutions WINvote and the Sequoia (Dominion) AVC Advantage. Importantly, the vast majority of these machines were sold before 2006 (when the HAVA cut off federal funding). The Internet is replete with articles, reports and blog posts about the security issues with these and other

On Friday (October 21, 2016) a remarkably large number of well-known websites such as Netflix, Twitter, Spotify GitHub and some sites hosted on Amazon Web Services, were effectively taken offline by one of the largest, smartest, scariest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks ever reported. What made this particular DDoS attack scary? This attack, which involved tens of millions of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, utilized tactics that have not been seen at this scale before. Flashpoint has confirmed that some of the infrastructure responsible for the DDoS attacks against Dyn DNS (the primary strategic target) were botnets compromised by Mirai malware. This is malware that conscripts Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as DVRs, IP video cameras, baby monitors and other commonly used low tech consumer electronics equipment. This particular attack lasted less than a day, but it cost the collective targets tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars of down time, and many more millions to defend against. “DDOS

attacks

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comparatively

Was this just a test? Is there a bigger, more disruptive DDoS attack planned for Election Day? How would that impact our ability to vote or count votes? A direct technical attack is not the only type of hack. What about social engineering? It is usually the lowest-tech, highest-efficacy type of attack. Could there be a massive social engineering hack on, or near, Election Day? The answer to all of the above is maybe. But – and this is important – everyone who can do anything about any of this is fully aware that it might happen, and they are ready for it as anyone can be. It’s the things we haven’t thought of and that we don’t see coming that are the most dangerous – and we’re on the lookout for them, too! HACKED DOES NOT EQUAL RIGGED Between all of the hacked documents being released by WikiLeaks, the massive Yahoo email hack and the recent super-sized DDoS attack, it’s natural to wonder if a technical hack could impact or rig the upcoming election. While conspiracy theorists, fear-mongers and attention seekers may want you to believe it’s probable, and while it is true that the chances that hackers might influence the outcome of the upcoming election are non-zero, in practice, it’s just not possible. The thousands of very well-distributed, mostly old-fashioned, partisan-monitored, local election polling places that make up our national election system are on full alert, and it is more than capable of defending our democracy on November 8th. So please, go out and vote with confidence. America needs you. About Shelly Palmer Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit <shellypalmer.com> or subscribe to our daily email <http://ow.ly/WsHcb>.


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