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Now that BOS President Dave Cortese has appointed the “Commission on Protective Custody-County Jails”, it is recommended having a permanent standing “Judicial System Reform Commission.” A perceived need is to continuously review and recommend adjustments to current punitive laws enforcement by police & sheriff deputies. A system wide approach is necessary because a ‘case by case’ approach simply does not move the present practices towards the desired future. Last November 4, 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47 which established the following: “Criminal offenders who commit certain non serious and nonviolent drug and property crimes would be sentenced to reduced penalties (such as shorter terms in jail). State savings resulting from the measure would be used to support school truancy and

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Superior Court judges should not be sending mentally challenged individuals off to a jail cell to await an available psychiatric bed. Appropriate and effective alternatives need to be made available by the SCC’s Health & Hospital Systems. Whatever Superior Court, has done to implement a program establishing uniformity and equity in sentencing has not been revealed to the general public. How many youthful offenders, who tend to make ‘unfortunate destructive decisions,’ were given a second chance? Would it be possible to remove that question box in job applications which ask the applicant to reveal any prior criminal record? This impedes the offender, who has repaid society by serving his/her sentence, from full re-integration into the job market and back into full participation in socialeconomic activities. Proposition 47 changed low-level nonviolent crimes,

SENATOR BILL MONNING We live in a culture that ignores our own mortality and refuses to speak about death. Yet there is nothing more certain than one’s own passing. As a co- author of the End of Life Option Act, which was recently signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown, I was pleased that the legislation had an unanticipated side effect in our state…Californians started to talk openly about what they wanted when they are faced with their own passing. November is Hospice and Palliative Care Month and it is important that individuals are aware of and consider all of the end-of-life options in order to select the ones that best align with their own personal beliefs.

such as simple drug possession and petty theft from felonies to misdemeanors. It authorizes felonies for registered sex offenders and anyone previously convicted of rape, murder or child molestation. It potentially saves hundreds of millions of dollars every year and funds schools, crime victims, mental health and drug treatment. Criminal justice system reform is on the minds of the public today as an outcome of the Ferguson, Missouri effect. Members of the public now have smart electronic devices which record law enforcement incidents. The impact is profound in that the public now is aware that law enforcement is not uniform in its application and outcomes. Profiling, ideologies, bias, bigotry, superiority beliefs, and prejudices exist in all of us. To minimize the impact of these factors in our judicial system would require constant monitoring and full transparency which many believe does not exist today. This commission must look into the demographic makeup of inmates in jails. The fact is that 50% of all inmates (3,600) are Latinos and14% are African American. This disproportionality, especially in regards to La-

tinos, may be the outcome of profiling practices, attitudes, or of the practice of greater numbers of police patrols performing surveillance of community criminal hot spots. With limited resources on hand, it is reasonable to have these police practices, however, there are additional factors which need inclusion and assessment. These include being untrained (low skilllevels), unemployed, underemployed, and impoverished. Low incomes require families to double up in single family dwellings. When is it appropriate to include these factors in the court proceedings? This commission could obtain and reveal the facts concerning sentenced offenders who are sent to other jurisdiction’s jails to prevent jail overcrowding here. This imposes great hardships on the immediate family, especially with job schedules and travel expenses. It would be appropriate to look into ‘Re-Entry Programs’ designed to assist offenders released from jails. Recidivism can be reduced by re-entry programs and half-way homes where counseling and orientation programs are available. Released inmate need to quickly and effectively find housing, a job, and recon-

nect with his/her family and community. Another goal could be to begin to implement/utilize alternatives to incarceration. Such alternatives may involve the latest mental health; behavioral health modification knowledge integrated with supervised community service. Let’s exploit opportunities which keep the offender in contact with his/her family, school, community, job, and local supportive faith organizations. This proposed “Judicial Systems Reform Commission” may assemble factual reports which inform the general public, and which establishes that individual offenders ‘guilty’ of nonviolent, non-drug and non-sexual charges, did receive ‘reduced sentences’, or were referred/ diverted to rehabilitation and behavioral modification training and other supportive community services. Currently, the general public is totally un-informed about these matters which affect the current levels of community safety and security. In conclusion, there is much which can be addressed by this proposed ‘Judicial System Reform Commission.

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, nearly 1.6 million Americans who live with life-limiting illnesses receive care from hospice and palliative care providers each year. Additionally, more than 355,000 trained volunteers contribute roughly 16 million hours of service to support these terminally ill patients in hospice care.

States saw the program as an opportunity to alleviate the physical, emotional, and spiritual distress many patients experience during the dying process.

The term “hospice” shares the same root as “hospitality” and can be found as far back as medieval times when it referred to a place of shelter and rest for ill travelers on a long journey. It first began being used specifically for terminally ill patients in the mid-1800’s in France and was introduced in the United States in 1963.

With such a large number of people afflicted by terminal diseases, it makes sense that November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month . It is essential that people communicate with their family members and loved ones about what their wishes are during their final days and to explore all the options available to them. We have plans for almost every stage of our lives—now it is time to plan for our final stage.

Those who introduced hospice care in the United

Similar to hospice care, palliative care is another option provided for patients intended to anticipate, prevent, and treat the suffering associated with many terminal diseases.

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Honor on the Row November 11 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm Santana Row Corner of Stevens Creek and Winchester Boulevard. *After the parade, the historic military vehicle will be on display* Free DIY Stars & Stripes Wristbands Saturday November 7th, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Presidio Officers’ Club 50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA Free Free National Parks Day | Veterans Day 2015 November 11th All Day Muir Woods National Monument 1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, CA Other Participating National Parks: * Cabrillo * Death Valley * Joshua Tree * Lassen Volcanic * Lava Beds * Muir Woods * Pinnacles

* San Francisco Maritime * Sequoia-Kings Canyon * Whiskeytown * Yosemite Veteran’s Day Celebration: Speakers, Music & Food November 11th 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Little House 800 Middle Ave, Menlo Park, CA Free RSVP is required Call: (650) 326-2025 ext.238 DJ Series Concert: Egyptian Lover with Chungtech & Guillermo Saturday November 7th 2:00 pm Amoeba Music SF 1855 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA Free Exploring Human Origins: Smithsonian Exhibit Exhibit Opens November 25th – December 22nd, Milpitas Library 160 N Main St., Milpitas CA Info: 408-262-1171 Free

Talleres de Negocios para Pequeñas Empresas Cuando: Viernes 13 de Noviembre a las 8:00 am Lugar: Mexican Heritage Plaza Temas: Comercialización, Estado de Cuentas, Financiación. Registrate gratis: http://bit. ly/1RtuS5g Small Business Marketing NOVEMBER 12 10:00 am to Noon •Researching your market •Reaching your market •Retaining your market SBDC Silicon Valley CenterEntrepreneur Training Room 480 N First Street Ste. 210 San Jose, CA Registration: www.sbdcsv.org Basic Bookkeeping DECEMBER 10  10:00 am to Noon •Bookkeeping system components •Cash versus accrual accounting •Financial statements •Employee related records •Computerized accounting systems SBDC Silicon Valley CenterEntrepreneur Training Room

480 N First Street Ste. 210 San Jose, CA Registration: www.sbdcsv.org 10th Annual Dancing Feathers Youth Powwow Arts & Crafts November 7th All Day Thomas Edison Charter Academy 3531 22nd, St, San Francisco, CA Free Dia de los Muertos Workshops, Altars, Music & Car Show November 7th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Excelsior Playground Russia Ave and Madrid St, San Francisco, CA Free “Today is the Shadow of Tomorrow” 16th Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition October 9–Saturday, November 7 Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–7pm, Saturday 11am–5pm Sunday 11am–3pm SOMArts 934 Brannan St. (between

8th and 9th), San Francisco, CA Info: somarts.org/shadow/ Free All Saint’s Day & Day of the Dead November 7th Oak Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Park 300 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA Free 20th Annual Dia de Los Muertos: Oakland November 8th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Fruitvale Village 3401 E 12th St, Oakland, CA Free South First Fridays Art Walk November 6 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm SoFA District (San Jose) South First Street and William Street, San Jose, CA Free Found in Translation Exhibition November 15th MACLA

Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana 510 South 1st, Street, San Jose, CA maclaarte.org Free Bank of America Free Museum Weekend Saturday November 7th, All Day Participating Museums: San Francisco – Contemporary Jewish Museum – de Young Museum – Legion of Honor Oakland – Chabot Space & Science Center San Jose – San Jose Museum of Art – The Tech Museum of Innovation Mountain View – Computer History Museum Sacramento – Crocker Art Museum – The California Museum


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com story maps created by the U.S. Department of Education to view a district’s discipline story can move stakeholders from being unclear how they can help to action, and ensure all students’ rights are protected.

Khalilah M. Harris WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE In the context of school discipline, in my experience, students have regularly shared their pain and frustration of not being able to connect the discipline received to the infraction or explanation provided by adults who say they care about them. This is just one of the many reasons why the Department of Education is committed to rethinking school discipline. During the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference in September, I participated in a panel discussing disparities in school discipline, specifically strategies to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline. Anita Sewell shared her story of being suspended for correcting her teacher about the history of civil rights activists. Sewell was frustrated with what she deemed a flawed lesson, and knew her tone of voice likely became inappropriate, but she also thought her voice was neither valued nor heard. I frequently hear versions of this story throughout the country in my role as Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

In October, I joined a panel with Miajia Jawara, a youth advocate and member of the Dignity in Schools Campaign. Miajia began by highlighting what felt like a positive experience, noting she was given an alternative to suspension by an educator who felt she was gifted and special – only to realize all of her classmates weren’t getting that same second chance. While appreciative, Miajia and other advocates struggled with feeling some students were placed on a pathway to juvenile justice and ultimately long-term confinement. This was amplified with the release of a fact sheet during the event showing the huge gap in investments between funding for schools and funding for jails in some states. Anita Sewell passionately shares her experience. These examples, and many others like them, highlight the need for caring and concerned adults to consider how and why students face consequences in schools and communities. Rethinking school discipline should mean using data to inform us about where there may be harsh and unfair practices, as well as considering what it looks like to hold students accountable for their behavior in ways that support positive development and accelerate learning and achievement. Using tools like the

Recently the National Black Child Development Institute celebrated its 45th annual conference. I participated in a panel discussion where we were charged with analyzing connections between education and the criminal justice system. Jeremiah, an eight year-old, asked the crowded room of adults how he can be sure his teachers will keep him safe and secure at school. The fact that he felt the need to ask this question was not only heart-wrenching, but also showed that even our youngest scholars grapple with the messages we send them when we exclude them from schools. Jeremiah’s reality is also a reason why we are being proactive about taking steps

NEWSUSA Were you a math whiz growing up, or did you struggle and feel anxious at the mere mention of math? As a parent, you surely don’t want your child to experience the same thing. “It’s easy to help your child not only excel at math but also enjoy it,” says Raj Valli, the founder of Tabtor Math, a tablet-based math learning program for K-8 children personalized by a dedicated tutor. “Create a math-friendly environment, make math a playful language and participate in an ongoing dialogue about math.” Valli offers the following advice for helping your child enjoy math. Create a positive environment around math. Since children model the attitudes of those around them, speak positively about math (even hiding your true feelings). Say encouraging phrases like, “It’s really cool that you can use math every day.” Think about math as a language. Because children begin using language when they are very young, they don’t feel the same anxiety about reading and writing as they do about

NOVEMBER 06-12, 2015 to eliminate exclusion from schools for our youngest students. Jeremiah and his brother Joshua addressing the audience. (Courtesy: William Lee, NBCDI) Children, like adults, sometimes make mistakes. Students understand the power of their voice and also acknowledge they don’t always act appropriately. However, they expect adults to see them as valuable from the moment they arrive at school, and to support their path into adulthood especially when they make mistakes. Please join the Administration as we continue to Rethink Discipline, making sure every student not only has a high quality school to attend, but feel welcomed the moment they enter our doors, receiving our love at first sight. Khalilah M. Harris is Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

math. To transfer this positive attitude over to math, approach math as a language, rather than as a “problem.” Count things together, measure things together and talk about the numbers involved in any activity you are doing together. Don’t worry too much about getting answers “right” or “wrong.” Instead, help them think through the process of using math aloud, in words. Hold a math “dialogue” centered on everyday activities. Once your child is comfortable with thinking about math in language terms, ask at the supermarket how many cookies are in a package and how your child calculated this answer. She might refer to the size of the package or the size of the cookies inside. Whether right or wrong, it’s important to emphasize the process used in her head to make the guess. This gets her thinking about math as a visual subject involving shape and volume, rather than just as numbers in a line. You might ask an older child how many slices of bread are in a loaf, how thick each slice is and how long the loaf is. Open the package to see how close the estimate was. He will learn to feel comfortable with estimating and will enjoy a conversation with you using math as a focal point.


will continue to accept magnetic stripe cards for consumers who have not yet received new cards.

New Chip-Enabled Cards Protect Consumers And Business Owners NAPSI Electronic payments in the United States have become even safer and more secure with the recent adoption of EMV chip-enabled technology. This is a significant advancement in the fight against counterfeit card fraud. In recent months, a growing number of consumers have received new chip-enabled cards in the mail, and it’s important to understand the benefits of this technology and how to use it. EMV technology authenticates in-person card trans-

actions, helping to mitigate fraud. These cards use computer chips to store card information and work with payment terminals to generate a one-time-use encrypted code every time a consumer makes a purchase. As a result, counterfeiters can’t get the necessary information to create a duplicate card. In order to use a chip-enabled card, consumers have to insert—or “dip”—their card into a slot at the bottom of the payment terminal. After the card is inserted, instructions will appear on the screen informing the consumer how to complete the transaction. Once it’s complete, the terminal will direct the customer when to remove the card. Upgraded payment terminals

According to the Aite Group, by the end of the year, 1.1 billion chip-enabled cards will find their way into consumers’ wallets, helping business owners and consumers better protect themselves from individual counterfeit card fraud, as well as large-scale payment data breaches like those at Target and Michaels. As the United States continues to develop innovative solutions, consumers and business owners can educate themselves about EMV and electronic payment technologies. Master Your Card, a community empowerment program by MasterCard, has a number of resources available that explain the benefits of the latest technologies, such as EMV, and how to use them, to learn more

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In most parts of the country, the months of June, August, September and October are the most popular for weddings. Whether recently married or anxiously counting the days until you tie the knot, there are some important tax implications that you and your spouse can’t afford to overlook. “In between the flurry of wedding planning, dress shop-

ping and bridal showers, few engaged couples stop to think about how getting married will affect their income taxes,” explained TaxAct spokesperson, Shaunna Morgan. “While it’s important to understand the tax consequences, keep in mind that you can still do your own taxes. TaxAct, a leading DIY tax solution, asks simple questions about life events like marriage to guide you through the tax implications and help you get all of your deductions

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with your new name, you’ll need to provide proof of identity, such as a marriage certificate, fill out an application and either mail it or deliver it in person to your local SSA office.

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to maximize your refund.” Name changes Your name(s) and Social Security number(s) are critical elements of your tax return. Both identifiers must exactly match the information the Social Security Administration (SSA) has on file. That means if you legally change your name after you get married, the SSA needs to know about it. To get a Social Security card

You’ll want to do this long before you file your income tax return.

decision when selecting a filing status. TaxAct Deluxe, for example, gives users a Joint vs. Separate Analysis report that does all the calculations so you can see your estimated refund amounts for each filing status. For many couples, married filing jointly results in lower income tax liability.

New address / If you’re moving, remember to report your new address to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The fastest way to make the change is to complete Form 8822 available on the agency website at www.irs.gov.

Keep in mind that no matter when in the year you get married, you are considered married for the full year. Even if your big day is December 31, you will have a married status in the eyes of the IRS for the entirety of that tax year.

New filing status Once you’ve said, “I do,” you’ll have the option to claim one of two filing statuses on your tax return: married filing jointly or married filing separately. If you and your spouse each earn an income, you might consider running the numbers to determine if you have a lower combined tax by filing one way versus the other. Some tax software packages do the calculations for you so it’s easier to make an informed

Changing your tax withholding: Any time you have a life change you should revisit your Form W-4. Getting married is definitely one of those times. If both you and your spouse work, you’ll likely have a higher combined income, which may put you into a higher tax bracket. In order to ensure the right amount of tax is withheld from your paycheck, you’ll want to update your Form W-4 to ensure you aren’t having too

much or too little tax withheld. Affordable Care Act premium tax credit If you or your spouse receive health insurance through a government-sponsored marketplace and receive advance payments of the premium tax credit to help offset the cost of your premiums, you’ll want to review your coverage after the wedding, and notify the marketplace of your newly married status. Reporting this change will help you avoid having too much or too little premium assistance paid and ultimately, help you steer clear of owing additional money or getting a small refund when you file your taxes. If you elect to keep your coverage “as is,” separate from your spouse, or wish to add your spouse to your coverage, you should notify the marketplace of your special changes in coverage.  If you elect to go under your spouse’s health plan, be sure to cancel your marketplace coverage. For more information: visit

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La actriz ganadora del Emmy y del Golden Globe S. Epatha Merkerson (izquierda) y la chef de las celebridades y autora de libros de cocina Leticia Moreinos Schwartz (derecha) han formado un equipo con Merck y la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes para solicitarle a los afroamericanos e hispanos con diabetes tipo 2 que trabajen con su médico para establecer y alcanzar su objetivo A1C.

Una misión para arrojar luz sobre el impacto de la diabetes tipo 2 en la comunidad multicultural BPT ¿Sabía que los afroamericanos e hispanos adultos en los Estados Unidos tienen un riesgo mayor de desarrollar diabetes tipo 2? Solamente en los Estados Unidos, la enfermedad es la quinta causa principal de muerte en la comunidad afroamericana y casi el 13 por ciento de los hispanos adultos han sido diagnosticados con diabetes.

Es por ello que Merck y la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes han formado un equipo para Desafiando la Diabetes a fin de crear conciencia de por qué es tan importante que los hispanos y los afroamericanos con diabetes tipo 2 trabajen con su médico en el establecimiento y alcance de su objetivo A1C (glucosa sanguínea promedio durante 2 a 3 meses). A través de este programa, también pueden conocer si están en riesgo de tener un nivel bajo de glucosa sanguínea, conocido como hipoglucemia, y cómo ayudar a reducir ese riesgo. Conocida por su rol de larga duración en “Law & Order” y sus actuaciones nominadas

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al Tony, S. Epatha Merkerson es parte de la población afroamericana en riesgo y recibió un llamado de atención importante hace trece años cuando fue diagnosticada con diabetes tipo 2. A pesar de tener antecedentes familiares de diabetes, y de perder a su padre y a su abuela por complicaciones de la diabetes tipo 2, desconocía que también tenía esta enfermedad. Al igual que S. Epatha, la chef de celebridades y autora de libros de cocina Leticia Moreinos Schwartz también tiene antecedentes familiares de diabetes. Su abuelo luchó contra la diabetes tipo 2 durante muchos años antes de fallecer a causa de un accidente cerebrovascular, una de las complicaciones más graves que presenta esta enfermedad. Por lo tanto, ha visto personalmente algunos de los desafíos que puede enfrentar la gente con diabetes tipo 2. La pérdida de su abuelo llevó a toda la familia a conocer más acerca de los riesgos de desarrollar diabetes tipo 2 y a realizar cambios en su estilo de vida. Ambas mujeres son muy apasionadas en cuanto a educar a otras personas sobre la importancia de trabajar con su médico para controlar la diabetes y establecer y alcanzar un objetivo A1C individualizado. De hecho, casi un tercio de los adultos estadounidenses con diabetes no alcanza su objetivo A1C. Juntas, Merkerson y Moreinos Schwartz trabajan para cambiar las estadísticas. Merkerson y Moreinos Schwartz alientan a estos grupos afectados de manera desproporcionada a que se comprometan a establecer y alcanzar su objetivo A1C al aceptar Desafiando la Diabetes. También están alentando a los afroamericanos e hispanos a que conozcan si están en riesgo de tener un nivel bajo de glucosa sanguínea y cómo ayudar a reducir ese riesgo. Muchas personas con diabetes ya conocen la importancia de controlar el nivel alto de glucosa sanguínea mediante la alimentación, el ejercicio y los medicamentos (recetados), pero

quizá desconozcan que el nivel de glucosa sanguínea también puede descender mucho. Algunos medicamentos para la diabetes pueden provocar un nivel bajo de glucosa sanguínea, en particular si los pacientes omiten comidas, cambian su dieta o aumentan su frecuencia de ejercicios. Asegúrese de hablar con su médico si experimenta algunos problemas de nivel alto o bajo de glucosa sanguínea.

Preguntas clave para su médico Lograr un control del nivel de glucosa sanguínea puede ser un desafío, ya que es una parte fundamental del plan de control de la diabetes. Desafiando la Diabetes alienta a las personas a mantenerse motivadas y a tomar un rol activo en el control de su nivel de glucosa sanguínea, haciendo algunas preguntas clave para guiar su charla con el médico: * ¿Cuál es mi nivel A1C y cuál sería mi objetivo? * ¿Cuáles son los signos y síntomas de los niveles altos y bajos de la glucosa sanguínea? * ¿Necesito hacer algún cambio en mi plan de control de la diabetes? * ¿Cuáles son los posibles beneficios y efectos secundarios de los medicamentos que estoy tomando? * ¿Cuáles son las causas de los niveles altos y bajos de la glucosa sanguínea? Para obtener más información y unirse al compromiso de Merkerson y Moreinos Schwartz, visite www.AmericasDiabetesChallenge.com. Además, puede encontrar recursos en español en www.DesafiandoLaDiabetes.com. También puede unirse a la comunidad de Desafiando la Diabetes; en Facebook.com/AmericasDiabetesChallenge.


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2 libras cerdo para guisar, cortado en cubos de 1 pulgada (paletilla/shoulder) 2 chiles anchos, secos (sin tallo, semillas, ni venas) 1 chile guajillo, secos (sin tallo, semillas, ni venas) 3 tomates pera, cortados en mitades 1 cebolla blanca, pelada y cortada en cuartos 4 dientes ajo Jugo de 2 naranjas 2 cdas. aceite de olive 2 hojas laurel 1 cdita. orégano seco Sal y pimienta al gusto 3 nopales cocidos, cortados en tiras

INFORMACIÓN NUTRICIONAL Calorías: 405 Proteína: 29 gramos Grasa: 27 gramos Sodio: 86 miligramos Colesterol: 99 miligramos Grasa Saturada: 9 gramos Carbohidratos: 11 gramos

NAPSI What’s big in homes these days is small. That is to say, many young couples starting out, downsizing empty nesters and singles of all sorts are reveling in their tiny houses or microapartments. After all, they don’t need bookcases, record racks or a lot of other furniture that used to be thought essential. Once the futon is folded away, however, there’s still the problem of how to turn out great meals in a tiny kitchen. Here are five hints that can help. 1) Everything IN the kitchen sink. You can now get a not-too-big sink with the drainboard built in. A cutting board and grid also make the sink a functional working space.

The Precis Medium Single with Drainer offers a crisp angular design, durable surface and a unique, wave-shaped, integrated stainless grid that effectively doubles the drying area. Because it comes from Blanco, the German manufacturer of finely crafted sinks and faucets, it’s made of the company’s Silgranit, which is an extremely hygienic surface that’s both safe and tough for food prep, cleaning and more. 2) Up against the wall is where you can keep a lot of accessories. From knife and spice storage to paper towel holders, a decorative recess system keeps them all out of the way but still within easy reach at all times.

3) Let things slide in your kitchen. That is, keep pots, pans, dishes and canned goods on sliding shelves that can not only let you use “blind” space but keep bending, stretching and searching for things at a minimum. 4) Things can be simply rolling along if you have a rolling cart, particularly one with a cutting board top and shelves or drawers underneath. You simply push it to wherever you want to do your kitchen work—or just to the part of the room that’s least cluttered. 5) Rack ‘em up. A ceiling rack will let you hang up your pots and pans where they’re convenient to get to, out of your way and able to double as decorative accessories.

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En un envase profundo con 2 tazas de agua bien caliente, agrega los chiles y deja hidratar por 5 minutos. En una licuadora, mezcla bien los tomates, la cebolla, el ajo, el jugo de naranja, los chiles y 1 1/4 taza del agua en la que hidrataste los chiles. En una olla profunda, dora el cerdo en aceite de oliva, sazónalo con sal y pimienta a gusto y luego agrega la salsa, el orégano y las hojas de laurel. Mezcla bien y deja cocinar tapado por 40 minutos. Unos 10 minutos antes de servir, agrega los nopales y sazona con sal y pimenta. SUGERENCIAS PARA SERVIR Sirve con tortillas de maíz o con tu acompañante favorito. Si no encuentras los nopales, usa judías o guisantes verdes.

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com numer of children who were eligible but not yet enrolled. “People don’t think about Medicaid expansion as a kids’ issue, but we know from past research that covering parents results in what we call a strong ‘welcome-mat’ effect for kids,” she says. “That means when the parent learns about their own coverage opportunity, they may learn their child is also eligible.” Nationally, six percent of children don’t have health insurance. In California that number is 5.4 percent. Kristen Golden Testa, California health director with the Santa Monica-based

Suzanne Potter CALIFORNIA NEWS SERVICE LOS ANGELES - Since the Affordable Care Act went into full effect in 2014, California has dropped the number of uninsured children in the state by 176,000 - more than any other state.

NOVEMBER 06-12, 2015 nonprofit The Children’s Partnership, says the situation will get even better next year once a groundbreaking new state law to help undocumented children goes into effect. “All low-income children will be able to enroll in Medi-Cal regardless of their immigration status,” she says. “This will mean an additional 170,000 children will have insurance.” Because California has the biggest population in the country, Testa says gains in the Golden State will make a “big dent” in the national rate of uninsured children.

The data comes from a new report on the rate of uninsured children in the U.S. by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. According to report co-author Joan Alker, when California expanded Medicaid for adults, the state also signed up a significant

County of Santa Clara Moves Forward to Staff New Downtown Clinic Providing Primary Care and Urgent Care Services by April 2016 San Jose, CA – On Tuesday the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved funding for 158 full time positions at Valley Health Center (VHC) Downtown San Jose, which is anticipated to open on April 18, 2016. The Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) has estimated that when the clinic is fully operational, Primary Care and Urgent Care services will enable 7,700 visits monthly or 92,000 visits annually. It is anticipated that monthly specialty visits will reach 2,200 visits monthly or 26,000 visits annually.   “I am proud of the hard work that Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, the County Health and Hospital Committee, my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors, and our community partners have done to bring primary and urgent care services back to the Downtown

San Jose community,” said Supervisor Cindy Chavez. When San Jose Medical Center (SJMC) closed in 2004, the Downtown San Jose community lost access to medical and urgent care services. Many community leaders, including Bob Brownstein, Roz Dean and Al Traugott, have organized since then to advocate for direct medical services in Downtown San Jose. VHC Downtown San Jose, a three story, 60,000 square foot facility, is now being built on the site of the old SJMC. In addition to replacing the urgent care services that SJMC offered, the new medical center will provide increased primary and specialty care services based on an extensive demographic assessment of the needs of the Downtown San Jose region. These services range from Adult and Pediatric Urgent Care and Comprehensive FamilyOriented Services (ex. Family Practice, High Risk Ob/Gyn, Adult and Pediatric Psychiatry and Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Center [PHLC]) to Adult and Specialty Services (ex. Internal Medicine, Behavioral Health, Diabetes Management, Retinal Screening and Dermatology). VHC Downtown San Jose is located on East Santa Clara Street, between North 14th Street and North 17th Street.


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November 17 - November 20, 2015 Community Reception: Thursday, November 19, 6-8pm Oakland CA: Pro Arts and the Foster Youth Museum present Tribute: Stories of Foster Youth Tattoos. The exhibition will be on view at Pro Arts’ gallery in downtown Oakland from November 17 to November 20, 2015. A public reception will be held on Thursday, November 19, 6-8pm. The exhibition and reception are free to the public. The stories found within Tribute illuminate - for the first time in a public setting the hidden meanings behind the tattoos of a handful of foster youth from California. The exhibition investigates these stories and memorializes foster youth experiences. Through photography and language, the Tribute provides the public with a glimpse into the personal narratives of foster youth. Some of the tattoos in this exhibition are rebellious in nature, evoking revolutionary sentiments. Other tattoos are evidence of attempts by foster youth to belong, even if belonging jeopardized health, safety or identity. Some tattoos signify the beginning of a departure from an environment lacking nourishment. Discovered rather than proposed, these themes give viewers access to the milieu of foster care. About the Foster Youth Museum: Conceived by current and former foster youth, the Foster Youth Museum is the largest known collection of art, artifacts and video portraits about youth experiences in foster care. The museum is a project of Y.O.U.T.H. Training Project and California Youth Connection, a statewide organization that develops youth leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative and policy change.” About Pro Arts: Pro Arts is an Oakland-based regional organization that encourages change in and through the arts to invigorate our communities. Pro Arts’ work is rooted in service to community, artistic excellence and our belief that creativity generates vitality. We provide creative platforms for artists, youth and public audiences. Our programs focus on the visual arts - exhibitions, commissionings and open studios; artist services; and arts education in schools.

New Ballot Initiative Filed to Raise California Minimum Wage to $15

in the state. Alma Hernandez with the Service Employees International Union, which is sponsoring the initiative, says with the high cost of living in the Golden State, it’s impossible to support a family on 9 dollars an hour.

Opponents of the minimum wage says it burdens employers and forces them to cut jobs. But Hernandez says that hasn’t been borne out in places such as San Francisco that have already upped the minimum wage.

SACRAMENTO, CA - Supporters of workers’ rights filed a ballot initiative Tuesday to raise California’s minimum wage from $9 to $15. Comment from Alma Hernandez, political director for SEIU California, which is sponsoring the initiative.

“What you see in many homes across California is you have families living 2 to 3 families in a home, in an apartment, just to be able to make ends meet.”

“That’s actually the reason why we’re going directly to the voters is that they see through the fear tactics that the other side employs. They all see prices around them continuing to increase and their wages continuing to remain stagnant.”

The Fight for 15 movement is taking its case to the voters – filing on Tuesday to put a measure on the ballot to raise California’s minimum wage from 9 dollars an hour to 15 by the year 2020. Supporters say it would help 3 point 3 million low wage workers

The measure would require businesses with more than 26 employees to start paying 12 dollars an hour by July 2017 and gradually move up to 15 dollars by July 2020 – and they’d have to give full time workers at least six paid sick days a year. Smaller businesses would have to start paying $10.10 an hour in 2017 and move up to 15 dollars by July 20-21.

Backers say they plan to start collecting signatures in January. Meanwhile a similar ballot initiative that was filed earlier this year already has enough signatures to qualify for the ballot. That measure does not include the sick day provisions.

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NOVEMBER 06-12, 2015 of a human being. A recent television program reminded us of this aspect of war on a person. “We’re not built to kill. We don’t have claws or fangs or armor. Vets that came back with PTSD, that didn’t happen because we’re comfortable with killing. We’re not. We can’t be. We feel. We’re connected.” Simply stated, our fellow citizens come back from duty and in some way or another are affected by their time serving. Programs are in place to help with rehabilitation and reintegration into normalcy though it’s not hard to imagine someone not wanting help or being uneasy about admitting to aid, whether it be monetary, education or health wise. If this happens with people who don’t serve in the military, so it could be an even more abstract feeling to someone who is trained in some ways to be brave, keen and helpful; not weak, demoralized and in need. For all the strength and years of service of these men and women give, there is depth to their dilemmas that we should not make assumptions about. Alternatively, it’s much more helpful to offer help or guidance towards facilities, organizations and forums (both physical and online) capable of providing relatability and help to veterans. Job counseling, financial aid information, health insurance and allowances are all things that service men and women come back to,

and the aforementioned resources can allow these folks to reintegrate at a more efficient level than without any assistance at all. In the end, our shores are safer and have been since the formation of the Continental Army in 1775, which marks 240 years of people braving the unknown for our well being. So on this Veteran’s Day at 11 am, when the procession for the different branches of military takes place at Arlington Cemetery, take a moment if possible to ponder on the sacrifice and duty that millions of American citizens (and those wanting to become one) have offered us, those looking for purpose, peace, adventure and a new life through service.

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Assemblymember Catharine Baker’s Veterans Financial Aid Bill Signed By Governor Brown SACRAMENTO Assemblywoman Catharine B. Baker (R-San Ramon) announced in September that Governor Brown had signed her bill, AB 1401, providing veterans of the California National Guard, the State Military Reserve, and the Naval Militia with greater access to student financial aid services. The Office of the Adjutant General was required to provide veterans with student financial aid forms and assist them in the completion of enrollment

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fee waivers and FAFSA applications, until the law expired on January 1, 2012. Since the law’s expiration, the support has not been replaced—hindering veterans’ pursuit of post-service education and the notification of available financial aid opportunities. AB 1401 reinstates the expired law and restores a much-needed service to veterans interested in continuing their education. “Our veterans sacrifice so much in the name of service to our country and to the State of California,” said Baker. “It is the responsibility of our government to support our veterans upon their return to private life and ensure their equal access to a bright and successful future. That’s why I introduced Assembly Bill 1401, providing our

veterans with the tools to reach their potential.” Many veterans are unaware of the federal Post-9/11 bill and the California National Guard Education Assistance Award Program, and some do not have even basic contact information for veterans’ educational assistance. Assembly Bill 1401 makes certain our veterans are aware of the many resources that are available to them. Baker added, “I am very pleased by the unanimous bipartisan support for this bill and that Governor Brown signed this important measure providing veterans with greater assistance and notification of financial aid services.”

Supervisors Approve Ordinance to Deter Road Rage on County Highways and Expressways Users of Santa Clara County highways and expressways have a new tool to fight road rage, whether they are driving cars, riding bicycles or walking. Responding to complaints from bicyclists who say they have been threatened and endangered by motorists, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, October 20, approved an ordinance that would allow them to file a civil lawsuit against another person for hostile behavior and, if successful, could collect up to $1,000. Supported by the County’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, the issue was brought to the board by Supervisor Dave Cortese nearly a year ago. At his request, the proposed ordinance was broadened to include acts of road rage suffered by anyone on County roads, including motorists, cyclists, pedestrians or equestrians. “While motorists and cyclists have become more aware of each other, especially on narrow roads, bad behavior still happen all too frequently,” said Supervisor Cortese. “This ordinance will allow victims to take legal civil action and could be a deterrent to these acts of harassment.”

Examples of bad behavior witnessed on County roadways include motorists driving too closely to cyclists or pedestrians, making threats and cutting them off roadways or throwing objects. Besides the ordinance, the Board’s action on Tuesday focuses attention on other ways the County has to reduce conflicts on roadways: •Education and outreach – Provide road users with safety tips and information on best practices in sharing the road. •Road engineering – creating buffer zones between bikes and cars by redesigning roads, making bike lanes more visible and building bike-only paths parallel to the roads. •Increased enforcement -- Targeting areas that are frequented by bicyclists and motorists to deter hostile behavior. •For more information or an interview, call the Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese at 408-299- 5030.


Javier Sierra Si fuera uno de esos candidatos presidenciales (¡para nada!) y alguien me preguntara a quién admiro más, diría, cualquiera de los cientos de héroes que defienden a sus comunidades contra el bombardeo diario de la contaminación.

Where do the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination stand on environmental issues? Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer EARTHTALK In recent decades, Republicans have certainly been far less sympathetic to environmental causes than the Democrats, and this year’s batch of candidates for the party’s Presidential nomination is no exception. Donald Trump has remained skeptical of environmentalists and the issues they care about. In 2012 he tweeted that the Chinese created climate change to suppress the American economy. More recently, he called climate change “a hoax” on Fox News. He is also notoriously supportive of getting rid of any tax on oil, “the lifeblood of the economy.” While Trump may look bad on climate change, at least he has a track record of working well with environmentalists on some of his development projects. Ben Carson rejects the significance of climate change, deeming it distracting and irrelevant. He does support

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some development of alternative energy sources, but only so much as it reduces dependence on foreign oil. Likewise, he supports drilling both offshore and in Alaska to both create jobs and put economic pressure on Middle Eastern terrorists. Despite his lack of climate concern, Carson does feel strongly about conservation, saying in his 2012 book, America the Beautiful, that “mindless consumption” leads to unnecessary pollution and that we should all take care to protect the health of the planet. Marco Rubio is no fan of government intervention, and would prefer to see the free market dictate how we protect the environment. He publically stated in 2014 that human activity is unrelated to the warming climate trend, such that any laws would be ineffective and bad for our economy. His plan to keep energy prices low consists of continued exploration of domestic energy sources. He supports expansion of wind and solar energies, but also favors increasing production and consumption of coal, oil and natural gas. Jeb Bush started out his political career with negative views on environmental regulations, but after re-election as Florida’s governor in 1998 he changed his tune to say that conservation is the purview of the states (not the federal government). He’s well known for spearheading a $2 billion

program to protect and restore the Everglades, and opposes oil drilling in his own state. He favors continued oil consumption, but he would also like to see 25 percent of U.S. energy derived from renewable sources by 2025. Carly Fiorina supports clean alternatives to fossil fuels, but maintains that every potential energy source should be explored (including nuclear and “clean” coal). She believes the best strategy for cutting carbon emissions is global action. Conveniently, this position makes any federal action by the U.S. pointless. In keeping with her antipathy for big government, Fiorina would like to see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency downsized and its role in policy making diminished. For the most part, the rest of the still-crowded Republican field shares similar views about climate and environment. If any of these candidates makes it to the White House, Americans should buckle up for a rough ride that could include approval of the Keystone XL pipeline to bring Canadian tar sands oil across U.S. soil, a pull-back from any emissions reduction commitments made by the Obama administration at the upcoming Paris climate talks, and a weakening of federal powers when it comes to environmental oversight of air and water quality and conservation initiatives in general.

Este asedio ocurre en cientos de comunidades hispanas de todo el país, y uno de esos héroes es Juan Flores, un activista del Centro sobre Raza, Pobreza y el Medio Ambiente, en el Condado de Kern, California. La pelea que libra Flores es heroica. Kern genera el cerca del 80% de la producción petrolera de California, incluyendo el 95% de las explotaciones de fracking, más que cualquier otro condado de todo el país. Y el precio que pagan los residentes de Kern, abrumadoramente hispanos, es estremecedor.

“Tenemos uno de los índices de asma más altos del país, especialmente entre nuestros niños”, dice Flores. “Es triste que un niño tenga un ataque de asma cada dos días. No tienen respiro. Por eso estamos en la pelea”. Según un estudio del National Resources Defense Council, cerca de 2 millones de californianos, que ya soportan la carga de otros tipos de contaminación, viven a menos de una milla de una explotación de gas o petróleo. De ellos, un astronómico 92% son comunidades de color. El reporte también develó que solamente en Kern, de las personas que viven a menos de una milla de un pozo petrolero o gasero, el 64% es hispano. “No nos estamos organizando contra esta injusticia porque odiamos a la industria petrolera”, advierte Flores. “Lo

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LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287523 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seungryul Choi and Jiyoun Chun. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Seungryul Choi and Jiyoun Chun, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Andrew Choi to Andrew Jaehyung Choi b. Claire Choi to Claire Jaehee Choi. 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 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Pro-

bate 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 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287702 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Be Thi Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner,

Be Thi Nguyen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Be Thi Nguyen to Bekki Br Nguyen b. Alan Soundara to Alan Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 04, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285213 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Abraham Eli Gonzales. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Elydia Sanchez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abraham Eli Gonzales to Eli Sanchez. 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 12/01/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 3, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286629 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com the application of: Faiza Omar. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Faiza Omar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Faiza Omar to Faiza Farooq Omar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 07, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287456 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hassan Rasti and Nasrin Jaffari . TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Hassan Rasti and Nasrin Jaffari, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Hassan Rasti to David Rasti b. Nasrin Jaffari to Nancy Rasti. 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 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 29, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287669 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alfonso Ochoa. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Alfonso Ochoa, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Diego Smith to Diego Alfonso Ochoa. 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 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 3, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609861 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, IL Palazzo Gardens 250 Curtner Ave Palo Alto, CA 94305 Santa Clara County. Greker, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.08/01/11 “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.) Diane Feirman Managing Member November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609857 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Blue Hills Studio Apartments 7213 Rainbow Drive San Jose, CA 95129 Santa Clara County. Blue Hills Studio Apartments II, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane

Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.06/09/10 “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.) Jim Barrow Jr Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609855 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Lakeview Garden Apartments 816 N. Humboldt Street San Mateo, CA San Mateo County. Lakeview Investments, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.06/24/10 “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.) Don Dougherty Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609803 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Sycamore Park Apartments 398 Boynton Avenue Dan Jose, CA 95117 Santa Clara County. Sycamore Park-Boynton, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.07/23/10 “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.) Joyne Shapiro Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/05/15

NOVEMBER 06-12, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609798 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Lake Vasona Manor 909 University Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95032 Santa Clara County. Stephen Chen and Hsin-Hsin Chen 25901 Springhill Rd Los Altos, CA 94022. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.07/23/10 “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.) Hsin-Hsin Chen November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/05/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609797 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Warm Springs Self Storage 45585 Warm Springs Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539 Alameda County. Warm Springs Self Storage , LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.01/14/1988 “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.) Jim Barrow JR Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/05/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609854 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Rosa Crest Studio Apartments 394 Boynton Avenue San Jose, CA 95117 Santa Clara County. Rosa Crest Studio Apartments, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.06/09/2010 “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.) Jim Barrow JR Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609860 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Rosa Crest Studio Apartments 394 Boynton Avenue San Jose, CA 95117 Santa Clara County. Rosa Crest Studio Apartments, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.06/09/2010 “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.) Jim Barrow Jr Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287186 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kang-Min Lin. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kang-Min Lin, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Kang-Min Lin to Jackson Kang-Min Lin. 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 01/05/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2015


NOVEMBER 06-12, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610305 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, J&C Trucking 279 Waverly St Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Santa Clara County. Cristina Jeannette Pineda Alas 279 Waverly St Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/20/15 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Cristina J. Pineda Alas October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/20/15

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610507 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, QC Credit Agency 88 S. 3rd St #209 San Jose, CA 95112 Santa Clara County. Jonny Vu 101 S. 3rd St #162 San Jose, CA 95112 This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.1998” “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.) Jonny Vu October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/27/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607706 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Southside Financial 3136 Story Rd Suite #2 San Jose, CA 95127 Santa Clara County. Socorro Montano-Soto and Andres B. Soto 2910 Archwood Cr San Jose, CA 95148 This business is conducted by a married couple; 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.) Socorro Montano-Soto October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa

Clara on 10/23/15 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV281206 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Valarie Solis. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner,  Valarie Solis,  has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jedidiah Ian Solis to Jedidiah Ian Ramirez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/08/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.      September 14, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court September18, 25; October 2, 9, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287080 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marco Tulio De Leon and Gloria Elizabeth De Leon. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Marco Tulio De Leon and Gloria Elizabeth De Leon, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jordy Evans De Leon to Jordy Evans De Leon De Leon. 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 01/05/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the

county of Santa Clara.      October 21, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286607 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christina Mauricio Silva. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Christina Mauricio Silva, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Christina Mauricio Silva to Christina Silva Mauricio . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.      October 07, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286734 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jian Chen and Dan Ye. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Jian Chen and Dan Ye, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Ye Xuan Chen to Jessica Yexuan Chen . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four suc-

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610087 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Anthony’s Glass and Mirrors 1869 Lanai Ave San Jose, CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Jose Antonio Valencia 1869 Lanai Ave San Jose, CA 95122 . This business is conducted by an individual; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/13/15 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Jose Antonio Valencia October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609637 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Little Orchard 1859 Little Orchard St San Jose, CA 95125 Santa Clara County. American Redstone 4340 Almaden Exp. San Jose, CA 95118 . This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.09/29/15 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime.) Ernie Arreola , CEO October 23, 30; November 6, 13, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/29/15 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286411 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Santos Orellana. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Santos Orellana, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree chang-

ing names as follows: a Alexis Geovanny Hidalgo to Alexis Geovanny Hidalgo Orellana. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/22/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 2, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286770 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sarah Caprice Taylar. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sarah Caprice Taylar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Sarah Caprice Taylar to Sarah Caprice Camarillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 13, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610061 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Bludev Consulting 22348 McClellan Road Cupertino, CA 95014 Santa Clara County. Upasona Hazarika 22348 McClellan Road Cupertino, A 95014. This

business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Upasona Hazarika October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610075 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Perfect Clean Janitorial 247 McDonald Ave San Jose, CA 95116 Santa Clara County. Eduardo Borbon 247 McDonald Ave San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Eduardo Borbon October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610077 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Alexander Designs 1111 Story Rd Suite #1063 San Jose, CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Continental Precious Metal Inc. 1111 Story Rd Suite #1063 San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by A Corporation; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/13/15 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Hung Tran October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610076 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Hung Phat Diamonds & Jewelry. 1111 Story Rd Suite #1063 San Jose,

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CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Trans Fine Jewelry Inc. 1111 Story Rd Suite #1063 San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by A Corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/13/15 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Hung Tran October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610068 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, V&B Janitorial 2065 Palm Beach Way San Jose, CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Jose Villa 2065 Palm Beach Way San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/12/15 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Villa October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/13/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609992 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Second Half Under Grace 3256 South White Rd San Jose, CA 95148 Santa Clara County. Lowanda Pierson 3491 Tully Rd San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/08/15 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Lowanda Pierson October 16, 23,30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/08/15

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Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 609991 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business names: 1) C.H.E.A.P 2) Creative Health Education And Prevents 3250 South White Rd #152 San Jose, CA 95148 Santa Clara Co. Lowanda Preison 3491 Tully Rd San Jose, CA 95148. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 02/16/2011 under file no. 346014 Lowanda Preison October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/08/2015 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 609989 The following person/entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business names: Play & Learn 1341 Old Rose Pl San Jose, CA 95132 Santa Clara Co. Juan Encarnacion 1341 Old Rose Pl San Jose, CA 95132. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 11/12/2011 under file no. 558316 Juan Encarnacion October 16, 23, 30; November 6, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/08/2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609670 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Wealth Recovery Solutions 99 N. First Street suite 208 San Jose, CA 95113 Santa Clara County. Diana C. Guadalupe Chipana 5300 Terner Way #1101 San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.06/19/15 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Diana C. Guadalupe Chipana October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 09/29/15


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Anthony Papa DRUG POLICY ALLIANCE For those 6,000 who will soon be released, I want to share with you my story of being released from prison when I received executive clemency after serving 12 years. I hope it will give you some insight on what to expect. Being released from prison was not what I expected. The freedom was swift and furious. I felt as though I had been slapped on my face with it. There was no preparation, and because of this it brought on an array of emotional highs and lows. During that time I had struggled with the most mundane tasks, like using a cell phone or flushing an automatic toilet. Its cumulative effects were psychologically devastating. The way of life I once knew was now gone, along with my friends and support base. I then discovered I was alone in a new world that had drastically changed without me.

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The days leading up to my release from Sing Sing prison were full of anticipation and my mind was riddled with doubt. To be honest, I was really scared. My main concern was the same as that of everyone who had done a long stretch in prison as they approached their release date. I questioned myself and asked if I would be able to survive life on the outside. The question haunted me. I was re-entering the real world with only the clothing on my back and a few dollars in my pocket. But little did I know that I also brought along with me all the coping mechanisms I used to survive imprisonment. A simple walk in the neighborhood, or a train ride, was elevated to a state of panic because of the fear I might violate parole and return to prison. This reality came to me one day when I was riding a crowded train and a passenger bumped me from behind. I automatically went into a defensive mode. I gripped the overhead hand rail tightly, as my heart beat elevated and my adrenaline started to pump into my veins. I knew back in prison a simple bump could lead to a brutal confrontation. As I calmed myself down I then observed several other passengers being bumped twice as hard as I was. They did not react at all, making me realize that bumping passengers was a way of life in a New York City subway train.

NOVEMBER 06-12, 2015 I soon found out that reestablishing and developing relationships became awkward and painful. I searched for a solution to my problems and realized that I did not leave behind those 12 years of hard time. I had lived a decade of life in an environment where survival mechanisms and behaviors were hardwired into my daily existence. This changed me profoundly and I discovered how difficult it was to forget prison life. Being hardwired for survival inside was a good thing, but in the free world it was another matter, especially when these mechanisms would surface suddenly and without warning. The tools that were once life-saving had now become a tremendous burden to me as I tried to get my life back together. Because of this it created roadblocks at every level of my existence. Carrying the stigma of being an ex-offender is debilitating. From being denied employment and housing, to not knowing how to establish healthy relationships, life becomes exceedingly difficult. And maintaining my freedom, I soon found, was no easy task while wrestling with the haunting memories of my past imprisonment. Going back to prison was the last thing I wanted. But I realized that I could go back inside, at any time, at the whim of my parole officer. I witnessed this the first week I reported to my parole officer. The conditions of my parole dictated that I had to report to parole twice a week, with periodic drug testing, and find employment. My parole officer was friendly for the most part, but she had a case load she couldn’t handle. Because of this she took no bullshit. She was a tough cop who made it clear she had the power to put me back in prison if I ever stepped out of line. While waiting in her office I sat and watched her as she was questioned a young black parolee that had messed up. She asked him a routine question that she asked all parolees: “Have you had any police contact?” Police contact was any negative interaction with law enforcement. He replied, “Yes,” and the mild mannered parole officer suddenly went ballistic. She knew already that the guy was a suspect in a robbery and ordered him to stand. She grabbed the parolee by the collar and forcefully pushed him until he reached the wall. “Nose on the f---ing wall and spread ‘em,” she said. The parolee did not resist. She handcuffed him and yelled, “You’re going back in.” I was scared shitless at that point and pissed my pants out of fear, just thinking about returning to prison. I had learned that freedom was not what I expected. So for all those that will be coming home, you should remember that freedom is precious, and in order to maintain it, you have to work hard to keep it. It’s something I discovered during the 17 years I have been free.


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In the highly anticipated film, Pixar Animation’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR, in theaters November 25th, the question is asked: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. ​ Pixar animation has a long history of representing unusual friendships on the big screen, let’s take a look at some memorable Pixar Films featuring unlikely relationships over the years to get you ready for THE GOOD DINOSAUR!

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UP (2009) An elderly widower named Carl Fredricksen and an earnest young Wilderness Explorer named Russell (Jordan Nagai) fulfills his dream to see the wilds of South America and to complete a promise made to his late wife. TOY STORY (1995) The one that started it all focuses on the relationship between Woody, a pull​-string cowboy doll (voiced by Tom Hanks), and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure (voiced by Tim Allen). WALL-E (2008) A robot named WALL-E, who is designed to clean up an abandoned, waste-covered Earth far in the future falls in love with another robot named EVE.

Junto al cortometraje animado totalmente nuevo “Riley’s First Date?” (¿La primera cita de Riley?) Y un gran conjunto de material adicional

THE GOOD DINOSAUR (2015) Apatosaurus ‘Arlo’ befriends a cave boy names Spot in the second Pixar movie released this year.

INSIDE OUT (2015) Joy​is assisted by Bing Bong, Riley’s long forgotten imaginary friend on a quest to bring Riley happiness again.

¿Alguna vez miraste a una persona y te preguntaste qué sucedía dentro de su cabeza? La película de Disney-Pixar “Inside Out” te lleva en un viaje emocionante y divertido hacia el interior de la mente para encontrar la respuesta. Dentro del Cuartel General, el centro de mando de la mente de una niña de 11 años llamada Riley, cinco emociones trabajan sin descanso, lideradas por la alegre optimista Joy. Ella se esfuerza por garantizar que Riley siga siendo feliz mientras trabaja junto a las otras emociones: Fear, Anger, Disgust y Sadness. Richard Roeper, del Chicago SunTimes la elogió como un “clásico instantáneo”. ¡Vívela como nunca antes en Disney Blu-ray! Ahora en venta.

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NEWSUSA The iconic rock star Gene Simmons has a huge heart -- more than 140 times wide. The KISS band member -- who stars in his own reality TV show “Gene Simmons Family Jewels,” -- highlighted his relationship with ChildFund International by inviting viewers to tune in to his journey to Zambia to meet 12 of his more than140 sponsored children. Gene thought he was traveling to Africa to go on safari with his wife, Shannon; however, she had other ideas in mind. She had arranged for Gene to meet 12 of his sponsored children. Gene and Shannon brought school supplies, soccer balls, backpacks and clothing to share with the children. One of Gene’s sponsored children received a bicycle so he didn’t have to walk the long distance to school. Shannon even gave one young woman the shoes off her feet. While there, they met a young woman he sponsors named Esther. There are days when she and her family have no food. And while she loves school, it’s not easy for her to get to it. She has to walk long distances, but she doesn’t

complain. She has a dream -- she has wanted to be a nurse since losing both of her parents to illness. Gene told her that he would make a deal with her: If she makes good grades, he would pay her nursing school tuition. Shannon said, “You don’t owe us anything. You don’t have to pay us back. You owe us to be a good nurse.” Gene added, “We met an amazing 16-yearold girl with lots of charisma, who can change the cycle, but the odds are stacked against her.” Like millions of other sponsors, Gene was introduced to ChildFund through the organization’s commercials. The commercial’s message hasn’t changed much -- a small monthly donation can change the lives of children living in developing countries. And to this very day, the average sponsor is not a celebrity, just a regular person who cares. “It’s our responsibility to take care of each other,” said Gene. “You don’t need to be a star. You don’t need to be rich.”

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Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR San Martín Caballero es un santo católico cuya devoción es ampliamente popular dentro de la comunidad latina, se le conoce como el santo patrón de los trabajadores. Existen miles de testimonios de personas que han dado fe de los milagros obtenidos cuando acuden a él, especialmente cuando se le pide por abundancia de trabajo, para mejorar las condiciones laborales, para conseguir un buen empleo y especialmente para mejorar la situación económica de los creyentes. Se le ofrendan comúnmente velas color rojo y se le reza una novena para alcanzar de él un favor. Su fecha de festividad es el día 11 de noviembre. También es conocido como San Martín de Tours, nació en el año 316 en la región que ahora comprende Hungría, era hijo de una familia pagana. Su padre era un oficial del ejército Romano. Recibió su educación en Roma y a la edad de quince años se vio forzado a servir en el ejército del imperio. Después de convertirse en cristiano, vivió su vida con mucha humildad rehusando a continuar sirviendo en el ejército. A la edad de veintitrés años él afirmaba: “Soy un soldado de Cristo y no es legal para mí luchar en un ejercito cruel y sanguinario.”

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ORACIÓN Honorable San Martín Caballero, que en piedad y amor, abrigaste a pobres y desamparados que se helaban en la calle, dividiendo tu propio manto en dos. Mira hacia los que te invocan y auxilia a los que imploran tu patrocinio y bendición. Intercede por nosotros ante el trono de Jesucristo para que podamos encontrar ayuda en todas nuestras necesidades, tanto materiales como espirituales. Amén.

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Una leyenda relata que cuando era soldado, encontró en su camino a un mendigo que estaba casi desnudo. Era un día muy frío, San Martín se quitó su capa, la dividió en dos dándole al mendigo la otra mitad. Esa noche se le apareció Cristo en su sueño, vestido en esa mitad de su capa, diciendo: “Martín me ha cubierto este día.” Según cuenta la leyenda, el demonio trataba muy a menudo de tentar a San Martín en diferentes formas, a veces se le presentaba como un alto funcionario del ejército, ofreciéndole riquezas y cargos de poder. También se le aparecían mujeres hermosas y adineradas con la intención de tentarlo para que cometiera delitos y fechorías, pero los ahuyentaba con sus oraciones y su fe inquebrantable. El obispo San Hilario le cedió unas tierras en una zona apartada de Francia y allí fundó un convento, el primero en Francia. Más adelante vivió en Tours en donde fundó otro monasterio y dedicó su vida a ayudar a los más necesitados, proveía educación a los niños y le enseñaba a los creyentes el amor al prójimo, a los animales y a la naturaleza en general. En sus enseñanzas le pedía a los creyentes que no se convirtieran en fanáticos religiosos, pues los fanatismos no ayudan a nadie, lo que pedía a quiénes escuchaban era que actuaran con bondad y buena fe con el prójimo, pues de estas obras se recibirían bendiciones del Señor Jesucristo.


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Earthquakes Midfielder Fatai Alashe, Defender Marvell Wynne Selected as Finalists for MLS Awards SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Fatai Alashe has been selected as one of three finalists for the 2015 AT&T Rookie of the Year Award, while Quakes defender Marvell Wynne is a finalist for the MLS Fair Play Award. The AT&T Rookie of the Year Award recognizes the best player without previous professional experience who made his MLS debut in 2015. The MLS Fair Play Award is given annually to both an individual player and team and is selected by Major League Soccer based on objective criteria such as fouls committed, cards received, games & minutes played, as well as subjective evaluation of sportsmanlike behavior.

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The San Jose Sharks AHL affiliate hits the ice at 1:15pm vs. the San Diego Gulls at the SAP Center

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SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Barracuda presented by Barracuda Networks and the American Hockey League affiliate of the San Jose Sharks has announced that the club will host a teddy bear toss presented by Kaiser Permanente on Saturday, November 7 at 1:15pm vs. the San Diego Gulls.

“The Barracuda are excited to partner with Kaiser Permanente for our first ever teddy bear toss at the SAP Center,” said San Jose Barracuda Vice President Jon Gustafson. “We encourage all fans to participate to help out some great local charities as we approach the holiday season.”

The teddy bear toss presented by Kaiser Permanente encourages fans to bring a new stuffed animal to the game to throw onto the ice following the Barracuda’s first goal of the afternoon. The tossed stuffed animals will then be donated to the following local charities: Sunday Friends Asian Americans for

Doors open at 12:30pm as the San Jose Barracuda host the San Diego Gulls (AHL affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks) at 1:15pm. November 7 marks the first of 13 San Jose Barracuda and San Jose Sharks doubleheaders at the SAP Center this season. The San Jose Sharks host the Anaheim Ducks at 7:30pm. Fans must have a separate ticket for both games.

Alashe, 22, was the fourth overall selection in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft out of Michigan State University. He made his MLS debut in Week 1 at FC Dallas before recording his first career start in Week 2 at Seattle Sounders FC. The following week, Alashe scored just five minutes into his home debut, tallying the firstever goal at Avaya Stadium.

Forward Joel Ward Earns the Honor For the First Time SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks announced on Tuesday that forward Joel Ward has been selected as the Sharks Foundation “Sharks Player of the Month” for October. Ward led the Sharks in goals (7), points (11) and was T-4th in assists (4) during the month of October. He currently ranks T-3rd amongst all NHL players in goals and is T19th in points. More so, Ward leads the league in face-off percentage at 62.7% amongst players with at least 50 face-offs taken.

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Alashe made a total of 28 appearances, including 27 starts, for San Jose during his rookie year, notching two goals and two assists. He became the team’s first MLS SuperDraft selection to score multiple goals in his rookie season since Ike Opara in 2010. Consistently matching up against opponents’ most dangerous attacking midfielder, and often acting as the team’s primary replacement at center back, Alashe helped the Quakes defense allow just 39 total goals, tied for third fewest in Major League Soccer. Wynne, 29, joined the Earthquakes prior to this season after stints with the New York Red Bulls, Toronto FC and the Colorado Rapids. The first overall selection in the 2006 MLS SuperDraft was the Quakes most oft-used defender in 2015 and helped the club rank among the league’s best in numerous defensive categories, including allowing just 11 goals on home turf, fewest by any team in a single season since 2013. Despite the 10-year MLS veteran setting career highs in appearances (33), starts (32) and minutes (2,762), Wynne committed only 22 fouls all season and was cautioned just once. Wynne was the only player in the league this season to log more than 2,500 minutes and receive one or fewer yellow cards.

Ward recorded a hat trick on Oct. 24, 2015 versus the Carolina Hurricanes, the second hat trick of his career and first hat trick of the season by a Sharks player. The North York, Ontario, native has registered a point in seven of the 11 games he has played in this season. Established in the 1996-97 season, the Sharks Foundation “Sharks Player of the Month” program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team’s success each month. The Sharks Player of the Month and Year award program has donated more than $300,000 to the Sharks Foundation since the program’s inception. This is the first player of the month recognition for Ward.


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