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MIDTERM GENERAL ELECTION 2018: LOCAL RESULTS OF INTEREST by 50% plus the one vote of those who participate (in this example, those who actually voted). Those citizens who did not vote reduced their public policy influence to zero by not participating. Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Since EO is a local community publication, it is appropriate to cover local election outcomes within the County of Santa Clara. Reports made here are based upon 100% of all precinct reported within the jurisdiction: My analysis and comments are made to demonstrate continued opportunity to improve registered voter participation which underlies accountability and responsibility issues and outcomes. The County of Santa Clara currently has 885,764 registered voters which would be a larger number when 100% of all citizens registered to vote. Democracy requires informed citizen participation. It is their votes, made in their own best personal interests, which determine public opinion which influences and guides public policy. It also selects representatives who conduct a jurisdiction's business on behalf of all its residents. Here is what actually happened in selected local jurisdictions: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, DISTRICT 4, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA: Susan Ellenberg received 31,404 (57.02%); competing candidate Don Rocha 23,704 (42.98%); Total votes 55,108 (100% of ballots received and counted). Take notice that the total number of votes counted reveals that many Supervisor District 4 registered voters did not vote at all. Democracy's decisions are made

Also, consider that of this county's 885,754 current total registered voters, one of five are registered voters are residents of Supervisor District 4. Only 55,108 actually voted in this general midterm election. IT IS THESE 55,108 individuals who participated. Their votes selected Susan Ellenberg to replace termed out Supervisor Ken Yeager. EO congratulates Ms. Susan Ellenberg. This analysis points out the need (and opportunity) to motivate about 110,000 non-voters to get their ballots in so that their influence counts and influences public policy formulation. When all are engaged and involved, it is impossible for a smaller cohort of self-serving voters to get full control of the legislative process of a jurisdiction. That is what happened in 2016 when many decided that the President could be elected into office without their vote as their voice. That is how President Trump, with no prior military nor public service experience, came to be our President (CEO and CIC). Democracy fails when citizens are not engaged nor involved as active stakeholders. There are current assessments and discussions regarding the full implementation of the VOTE BY MAIL process which may facilitate citizen voting participation levels. I recommend that the Board of Supervisors approve having the entire county electorate VOTE-BY-MAIL because this procedure requires a hard copy paper ballot (a permanent record) which generates the electronic database

used to determine who was elected or which measure was approved or not approved. The VOTEBY-MAIL paper ballot permits a recount and is tamperproof. SHERIFF, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA: Of great interest to the local Latino community is the re-election of Ms. Laurie Smith to her sixth term as Sheriff, County of Santa Clara. The general public does not receive sufficient information which enables monitoring and oversight responsibilities which the community desires (without violation of individual privacy issues). Ms. Laurie Smith received 147,319 (56.44%) votes; John Hirokawa 113,655 (43.56%); total votes counted: 260,974 (100%). Again, the total number of registered voter throughout this county is 885,764. Again, 29.46% of all registered voters (about one of three) actually participated countywide in this re-election of Sheriff Laurie Smith. Congratulations to Ms. Laurie Smith. However, another opportunity to do better come the 2020 Presidential election exists. I project that many of those who did not vote were Latino voters who do not know that 50% of county jail inmates (1,900) are Hispanics) are incarcerated on any given day; 12% are Blacks; 2% are Asian-Americans. In addition, 35% of all inmates have mental/ behavioral health challenges. And those who cannot afford to post a bail-bond were incarcerated. Recently Supervisor Cindy Chavez championed the public policy to have a non-profit agency post bail for those impoverished low-income individuals not posting bail. Data about these factors would inform this community that our county needs an expanded mental health/ behavioral health services. Perhaps,

the new jail facility could have been smaller (and be a smaller capital improvement cost.) had all this information been accessible to those who would be champions of changes needed. Those changes could implement new research knowledge about brain functions and rehabilitation paths. Would informed transparency help eliminate the $3,000,000 overtime budget? It takes full disclosure to generate needed economic and administrative improvements. ALUM ROCK UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT: The ARUSD election outcome is that Trustee Andress Quintero (incumbent) received 4,074 votes; Linda Chavez: 3,058 votes; Khanh Tran (incumbent): 2637; Raymond 'Ray' Mueller: 2609. The outcome is that Andres Quintero; Linda Chavez; and Khanh Tran will become Trustees of ARUSD School Board. Prior reports document Khanh Tran votes as a member of “that voting block of three trustees” who approved of several actions which allegedly did not meet required contract policy & procedures. The California Administrative Code applies to all school districts. That block vote of 3 trustees will be broken up when trustee Esau Herrera, esq., term ends this December 2018. Tran is currently subject to a restraining order which requires that he not get close to ARUSD's Superintendent. Note that if Trustee candidate Raymond 'Ray' Mueller had received just 29 more votes, Khanh Tran (incumbent) would not have been re-elected. My point is that citizens must participate by voting in order to influence public policy decisions. Every Vote Counts; and again, a significant number of registered voters (stakeholders) did not use their vote as their voice.

EO congratulates Andres Quintero, Linda Chavez and Khanh Tran for being elected as Trustees. EO readers who care to learn who was elected to any office (federal, state, local) may go to the Home Page, Registrar of Voters, County of Santa Clara to access current election reports. Keep in mind that each election is not complete until 100% of all precincts have been received and counted. The Registrar of Voters has about one month to compile and send a certified report to California's Secretary of State.

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A pet peeve of mine is the mindset many Latinos have which prevents them from discussing public policy issues. These discussions are thought to be political when they really are not. The discussion of public policy matters can be made in civic clubs or other groups without being political. It becomes political when an individual becomes an advocate or champion of a particular public policy option or proposal. As long as no one is an advocate or a champion of a particular public policy approach, the discussion may inform those involved. It is a fine line, but it needs to be understood to permit more public debate and discussions which are essential to good decision making.

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At the national level, the Democrats did elect enough new members of the House of Representatives to be responsible for setting priorities, the agenda, and bringing negotiated legislation to the floor for an up or down vote. Also, many more women were elected as members of Congress. Hopefully, by citizen commissions who have no- conflict of interest. Democracy is always a work in progress.

LAS LECCIONES DEL 6 DE NOVIEMBRE José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana   Si un dato ilustra la relevancia de las elecciones intermedias es sin duda el nivel sin precedentes de participación cívica popular para comicios no-presidenciales. Más de 113 millones de votantes acudieron a las urnas a hacer valer su voz y su voto, la mayoría para expresar su repudio a las políticas divisivas del presidente Donald Trump, y el resto para expresarle su apoyo.   Estados Unidos tendrá así, para la segunda mitad de la presidencia de Trump, un gobierno dividido: los demócratas con el control de la cámara de representantes, y con un incremento en el número de gubernaturas bajo su dominio, un factor importante para las elecciones presidenciales del 2020, mientras que los republicanos contarán con una mayoría ampliada en el Senado. 

Es verdad que el presidente Trump logró amortiguar un golpe mayor con su ofensiva de último momento, pero también es cierto que sus mensajes divisivos y xenofóbicos en torno al fenómeno migratorio tuvieron el efecto de alejar de su base a muchos votantes moderados, residentes urbanos y miembros de las minorías, incluidos latinos, más interesados en preservar su seguro de salud, que en usar a migrantes humildes en chivos expiatorios.   Las encuestas de salida de urnas confirmaron que un mayor número de votantes acudieron para externar su repudio a las políticas del presidente, que aquellos que lo hicieron en solidaridad con Trump.    Unas horas después de su triunfo electoral, la lideres de los demócratas en la Cámara de Representantes, Nancy Pelosi extendió

un ramo de olivo a la oposición. Habló de la importancia del bipartidismo y de la necesidad de que la clase política sea efectiva en resolver los problemas del país de manera conjunta. En privado, según reportes, dijo que no en no estaba en su interés buscar el juicio político del presidente. En su primera rueda de prensa, Trump aceptó el ramo y sugirió posibles acuerdos en infraestructura y comercio. Pero también amenazó que si los demócratas piensan desperdiciar el dinero de los contribuyentes investigando a la Casa Blanca, entonces él se verá forzado a considerar a investigar a los legisladores por todas las filtraciones de información clasificada “y mucho más”.   Ciertamente muchos demócratas no han ocultado su interés por reabrir las investigaciones sobre la presunta colusión de miembros del equipo de Trump con

Rusia en el escándalo de la injerencia de las elecciones presidenciales del 2016, como también arrojar una luz sobre la falta de transparencia en las declaraciones tributarias del mandatario. Pero el presidente haría bien en aceptar la oferta de bipartidismo que le ofrece pelo así, y encontrar terreno en aquellas áreas donde los objetivos son coincidentes, incluido el masivo plan de infraestructura que podría crear decenas de miles de empleos en Estados Unidos. Por lo pronto todo parece indicar que, al menos desde la perspectiva de la Casa Blanca, la confrontación será continuar haciendo el modo de hacer negocios en la capital de Estados Unidos. De ser así, será una bofetada a los millones de votantes que acudieron a las urnas a repudiar las guerras políticas interminables en Washington.

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MANAGING EDITOR Arturo Hilario arturo@el-observador.com spanish.editor@el-observador.com CONTRIBUTORS Justin Rossi Mario Jimenez Hector Curriel Estephany Haro OP-ED Hilbert Morales english.editor@el-observador.com LEGAL NOTICES Krystle Henriks frontdesk@el-observador.com ACCOUNTING Krystle Henriks frontdesk@el-observador.com GRAPHIC DESIGNER Leila Velasco leila@el-observador.com ABOUT US El Observador was founded in 1980 to serve the informational needs of the Hispanic community in the San Francisco Bay Area with special focus on San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley. All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be transmitted or reproduced by any form or by any means, this includes photo copying, recording or by any informational storage and retrevial systems, electronic or mechanical without express written consent of the publishers. Opinions expressed in El Observador by persons submitting articles are not necessarily the opinions of the publishers.


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¡VAMOS A GOZAR! CHICAGO November 15-18, 2018 San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose, CA 95113 Tickets/Info: broadwaysanjose.com AL FRONTIERS CONFERENCE November 9-11, 2018 San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $395

14TH ANNUAL COMEDY FOR KIDS FUNDRAISER November 9, 2018 / 6pm SAP Center 525 W Santa Clara St San Jose, CA $25 - $50

SJ IMPROV – DREW LYNCH November 9, 2018 / 7:30pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $20

EMPLOYEE OR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR SEMINAR November 9, 2018 / 9:30am 1887 Monterey Road Suite 215 San Jose, CA www.edd.ca.gov

AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE November 9, 2018 / 7pm SJSU Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $10 - $20

JOKER XUE – SKYSCRAPER WORLD TOUR IN SAN JOSE November 9, 2018 / 7:30pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA

NOONARTS & LECTURES – SANDRA WRIGHT SHEN November 9, 2018 / 12:45pm Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph 80 S Market St San Jose, CA Suggested $5 at door

ELF THE MUSICAL – CMT RISING STARS November 9, 2018 / 7pm Montgomery Theater 271 S Market St San Jose, CA

THE EXPLORERS CLUB November 9, 2018 / 8pm Tabard Theatre Co 29 N San Pedro St San Jose, CA $38 - $48

THE OCEAN IS CALLING – A FREE PUBLIC ART ACTIVATION PROJECT November 9, 2018 / 6pm Fountain Alley 2 Fountain Aly San Jose, CA Free

THEY MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD November 9, 2018 / 7:30pm 3Below Theaters & Lounge 288 S 2nd St San Jose, CA

LEO DAN AND PALITO ORTEGA November 9, 2018 / 8pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $50 - $95

MACLA – INTERVIEW WITH A MEXICAN November 9, 2018 / 8pm MACLA 501 S 1st St San Jose, CA $15 - $25

SJ IMPROV – DREW LYNCH November 9, 2018 / 9:45pm San Jose Improv Comedy Club 62 S 2nd St San Jose, CA $20

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THINK TOGETHER HOSTS LIGHTS ON AFTERSCHOOL RALLY IN SAN JOSE TO HELP SAVE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS Students at McCollam Elementary celebrate Mexican culture with event themed on Disney’s Coco film and Día de los Muertos

Think Together students and their parents celebrate Lights On Afterschool with a Dia de Los Muertos-themed photo booth. Photo Credit: Think Together

afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.

Think Together SAN JOSE, Calif. –  Think Together, a statewide nonprofit organization that partners with schools to provide early learning, afterschool and support programs,  hosted a  Lights On Afterschool  rally on October 25 at McCollam Elementary in San Jose with VIP guest State Assembly Ash Kalra’s Representative Erika Salazar in attendance. Launched in 2000 by the Afterschool Alliance,  Lights On Afterschool  is the only nationwide event celebrating

The McCollam Elementary event celebrated Mexican culture with a series of dance performances based on Disney’s Coco  and Día de los Muertos. Students dressed in sombreros and Día de los Muertos masks and danced to  Coco  songs “Proud Corazon” and “Un Poco Loco”. Representative Erika Salazar also presented Think Together McCollam Elementary Site Coordinator Ricardo Molina with a Certificate of Recognition from the California Legislature Assembly

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for the great work Think Together is doing at McCollam Elementary – 89% of McCollam students feel they belong at the program and 90% feel like there’s an adult who cares for them in the program. Second-grader Aaliyah Austin said, “I like coming to program because I get to finish my homework and I like the fun stuff we do.” 1.6 million kids are currently enrolled in afterschool programs in California, the majority of which are funded through the state After School Education  and Safety Program (or ASES for short). Many kids from low-income families rely on ASES programs, but ASES is currently at risk. While the costs, demands, and

expectations of California’s afterschool programs have consistently increased, state funding has not kept pace for over a decade. And 1.2 million children are still alone and unsupervised after school in California. The event called for expanded afterschool opportunities so that every child who needs a program has access to one, and discussed the benefits of afterschool programs, including inspiring children to learn, keeping them safe in the hours when juvenile crime peaks, and providing relief to working families. Think Together currently partners with four districts in the Bay Area serving over 6,000 kids annually.


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BBB TIPS FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPING Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

Postal Service offers specific deadlines to keep in mind. • Know your rights. Federal law requires that orders made by phone, mail or online be shipped by the date promised or within 30 days if no delivery time was stated. If goods aren't shipped on time, shoppers can cancel and demand a refund.

Consumers and businesses nationwide are gearing up as the holiday season is right around the corner. With orders to fill and presents to buy, it can be extremely stressful to try and checkoff everything on your list.

• Research websites and companies. Some unfamiliar shopping sites offer electronics or luxury goods at unrealistically low prices. Check out websites at  bbb.org  to find out a company's BBB rating, complaint history and much more. Remember that BBB Accredited Businesses have been found to meet  BBB Standards  and promise to respond to and resolve issues, so search for the seal.

When shopping for the holidays, follow this BBB advice: • Stick to your budget. Avoid overspending by creating a gift budget for each person on your list to buy for. Making a list and checking it twice can help you to avoid purchasing impulse gifts, overbuying and exceeding your budget. • Seek out sales. Check your newspapers for coupons and look for ads on legitimate retailer websites. Comparison shop and check prices on the same items at different stores. If an offer sounds too good to be true, think twice before buying. • Pay by credit card an d keep documentation. Credit cards offer consumer protections you can’t get when

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paying with cash or even debit card. Under federal law, you can dispute the charges if you don't receive an item or unauthorized charges appear on your account. However, it’s important to be mindful of only charging what you can pay off in full and on-time. After placing an order, print out the confirmation or save it electronically until it arrives.

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• Shop smart online and be aware of shipping deadlines. Always use secure, encrypted, "https," websites when buying online and pay with a credit card. Don't use the same password for shopping or for creation of "user accounts" that is used for your bank account. Be sure to place online orders early if you want them to arrive by Dec. 24th; the  US

Whether you head out to the stores or purchase with the click of a mouse, always take the time to shop smart. The holidays can be expensive and chaotic, so shop with trust with your BBB.

veces puede ayudarle a evitar comprar regalos de impulso, sobrecompra y exceder su presupuesto.

las órdenes en línea temprano si desea que lleguen el 24 de diciembre; el servicio postal de los Estados Unidos ofrece plazos específicos para tener en cuenta.

• Busca ventas. Revise sus periódicos para obtener cupones y busque anuncios en sitios web legítimos de minoristas. Compare la tienda y revise los precios en los mismos artículos en diferentes tiendas. Si una oferta suena demasiado buena para ser verdad, piénsalo dos veces antes de comprar.

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Evan Arnold-Gordon Golden Gate Better Business Bureau Los consumidores y las empresas de todo el país se están preparando como la temporada de vacaciones es justo a la vuelta de la esquina. Con los pedidos para llenar y regalos para comprar, puede ser

muy estresante para tratar de completar todo en su lista. Cuando compre para las fiestas, siga este aviso de BBB: • Sigue tu presupuesto. Evite gastar demasiado al crear un presupuesto de regalo para cada persona en su lista para comprar. Hacer una lista y revisarlo dos

• Pague con tarjeta de crédito y guarde la documentación. Las tarjetas de crédito ofrecen protecciones al consumidor que no puede obtener al pagar con efectivo o incluso con tarjeta de débito. Bajo la ley federal, usted puede impugnar los cargos si usted no recibe un artículo o cargos no autorizados aparecen en su cuenta. Sin embargo, es importante ser consciente de sólo cobrar lo que se puede pagar en total y a tiempo. Después de poner un pedido, imprima la confirmación o guárdela electrónicamente hasta que llegue. • Compre en línea inteligente y tenga en cuenta los plazos de envío. Utilice siempre sitios web seguros, encriptados, "https", cuando compre en línea y pague con una tarjeta de crédito. No utilice la misma contraseña para ir de compras o para crear "cuentas de usuario" que se utilizan para su cuenta bancaria. Asegúrese de poner

You can reach your BBB at info@ bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting bbb.org.

• Conozca sus derechos. La ley federal requiere que las órdenes hechas por teléfono, correo o en línea sean enviadas por la fecha prometida o en el plazo de 30 días si no se indicó ningún plazo de entrega. Si las mercancías no se envían a tiempo, los compradores pueden cancelar y exigir un reembolso. • Sitios web y empresas de investigación. Algunos sitios de compras desconocidos ofrecen productos electrónicos o de lujo a precios poco realistas. Echa un vistazo a los sitios web en bbb.org para averiguar la calificación BBB de una empresa, el historial de quejas y mucho más. Recuerde que se ha encontrado que las empresas acreditadas de BBB cumplen con los Estándares de BBB y prometen responder y resolver problemas, así que busquen el sello. Ya sea que vaya a las tiendas o comprar con el clic de un ratón, siempre tómese el tiempo para comprar inteligente. Las vacaciones pueden ser caras y caóticas, así que compre con confianza con su BBB. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 8442000, o en bbb.org.


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RECOMIENDAN PONER LAS MEDICINAS FUERA DE LA VISTA DE LOS MENORES PARA EVITAR CONFUSIÓN ENTRE GOLOSINAS Y MEDICINAS

Medi-Cal Coverage to Smile About NAPS

More than a third of Californians receive health care through Medi-Cal, and while most members know that dental coverage is included, many do not use the benefit. The Medi-Cal Dental Program is working to change that with Smile, California, a new campaign to increase dental visits among eligible members and increase the number of children receiving preventive services and molar sealants. Medi-Cal Dental covers routine, preventive and restorative care for more than 13.5 million members in California, but less than half of children and only about 20 percent of adults use these services each year. Earlier this year, Medi-Cal conducted a study of more than 2,600 parents of child members to uncover why they are not taking full advantage of their child’s dental benefit. “Parents told us they want to help their children be healthy but need more information about covered services,” says Alani Jackson, Chief of the Medi-Cal Dental Services Division within the California Department of Health Care Services.

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StatePoint La campaña Up and Away en asociación con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), lanza un recordatorio a los padres de familia para que guarden las medicinas en lugares altos y escondidos, fuera de la vista y del alcance de los menores, para evitar que las confundan con dulces. Muchas veces las medicinas pueden parecerse mucho a una golosina y por lo tanto es posible que los niños confundan una multivitamina con una gomita o una menta con una aspirina. Cada año aproximadamente 60,000 niños terminan en la sala de emergencia después de tomar erróneamente medicinas dejadas a su alcance en los EE.UU. “Puede ser fácil para los menores confundir la medicina que quedó en la mesa de la cocina con un caramelo”, mencionó Dan Budnitz, director del Programa de Seguridad con las Medicinas del CDC y administrador de la Iniciativa PROTECT. “Con esto en mente, es importante que los padres y los cuidadores recuerden almacenar la medicina en lugares seguros, manteniéndola arriba y escondida, fuera de la vista y del alcance de los niños”. La campaña Up and Away tiene como objetivo evitar la ingestión accidental y no supervisada de medicamentos

además de informar a los padres sobre el almacenamiento seguro de las medicinas. Asimismo, la campaña expone las siguientes recomendaciones y mejores prácticas para los padres de familia: • Aunque sea más fácil en su momento, jamás llamen a las medicinas “dulces” cuando las administren a sus niños.

Through Smile, California, members can learn about free and low-cost dental services and how to tap into the network of more than 10,000

Medi-Cal dental providers to find a dentist. The new campaign website and materials will deliver the facts on the Medi-Cal dental benefit and connect members to care through the provider database. Members can also call the customer service line at 1-800-322-6384. Smile, California will use social media, direct mail and community events to help members learn about oral health needs at every age and promote the importance of routine dental appointments for a healthy mouth. “Regular checkups and cleanings save time and money and reduce your risk of more serious problems,” explains Jackson. Medi-Cal includes free checkups every six months for children and every 12 months for adult members ages 21 and older. But Jackson says member education is only part of the equation for increased use of dental services. “We want to remove any mystery around dental coverage, promote the benefits of regular dental visits, and at the same time grow the provider network so members can easily find the care they need and want.” To meet the increasing demand for dental services, the campaign is working to add more dentists to the Medi-Cal Dental Program and pursuing alternatives like teledentistry to bring care to more communities in California. For more information, visit www.SmileCalifornia.org.

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• Asegúrense de que todos los medicamentos estén almacenados en lugares altos y escondidos, fuera de la vista de los niños tanto en su propia casa como en la de los abuelos y otros familiares. Resaltando que, en las casas de los abuelos uno de cada cinco ha dejado sus medicamentos al alcance de los niños. Recuérdeles a los abuelos y a las niñeras que tomen las mismas precauciones.

Para la oportunidad de ganar pases, todo lo que tienes que hacer para recibir tus boletos es visitar www.gofobo.com y poner el código INSTANTOBSERVADOR para descargar tus boletos.

• Manténganse preparados y guarden el número de ayuda de Envenenamiento en sus teléfonos –1-800-222-1222– o pueden enviar la palabra “POISON” al 797979 a través de un mensaje para guardar el número de contacto de forma automática. • Encuentren más información y consejos sobre el almacenamiento seguro de medicamentos en la página web UpandAway.org. Y sobre todo ahora que se acercan los días festivos, tengan especial cuidado al momento de guardar los medicamentos, evitando así que los niños los confundan con dulces.

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CARNITAS DE CERDO ESTILO MICHOACAN

• 1 cucharada de sal

• 1 chile Fresno, cortado en juliana (ver nota abajo) • 1 manzana verde (Granny Smith), sin pelar y cortada en juliana

Para preparar la ensalada de manzana verde: En un tazón grande, mezcla todos los ingredientes.

• 1/3 taza de cilantro fresco picado finamente

Precalienta el horno a 200 grados F. Calienta una asadera o plancha grande a fuego alto. En lotes, coloca las tortillas sobre la plancha y calienta, girando una vez, hasta que estén calientes. Apilar las tortillas en una bandeja de hornear y mantener calientes en el horno hasta que estén listas para servir.

• 1/2 taza de aceite vegetal ENSALADA DE MANZANA VERDE • 4 tazas de col rallada verde, alrededor de 14 onzas • 3 tazas de repollo rojo rallado, alrededor de 9 onzas • 2 zanahorias, cortadas en juliana

• 2 tomates pera , sin semillas y cortados en cubos de 1/4 de pulgada • 1/2 cebolla blanca mediana, cortada en medias lunas delgadas • 1/4 taza de jugo de limón fresco • 2 cucharadas de jarabe de agave oscuro PREPARACIÓN 30+ COCCIÓN 4h MARINAR Mínimo de 4 horas PORCIÓNES 8 personas

• 1/2 taza de jugo de naranja fresco

• 2 cucharaditas de sal kosher

• 3 cucharadas de jugo de limón fresco

• 1/2 cucharadita de pimienta negra recién molida

• 2 cucharadas de cebolla en polvo

PARA ADORNAR

• 2 cucharadas de polvo de chile ancho

• 1 taza de crema, preferentemente estilo centroamericana o crema agria, en un pomo exprimible

• 2 cucharadas de comino molido • 2 cucharadas de orégano seco

• 1 taza de queso fresco desmenuzado

• 5 dientes de ajo triturados bajo un cuchillo y pelados • 2 cucharadas de sal

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• 2 limas, cortadas en trozos Para preparar el adobo: Procesar todos los ingredientes en una licuadora hasta combinar. Coloca la carne de cerdo en un tazón (o una bolsa de plástico de 2 galones) y agrega el adobo. Cubrir (o cerrar) y refrigerar, girando ocasionalmente el cerdo, por lo menos 8 y hasta 16 horas. Para preparar la carne de cerdo: Dejar reposar el cerdo a temperatura ambiente durante 1 hora.

(average weight loss was 11.6 pounds for those who completed the studies), making it a great way to start an early weight loss resolution. 1: You’ll Love Your Holiday Photos. Whether work party snapshots or the chronicling of special moments spent with family and friends, the holidays are loaded with photo ops. But how often have you avoided pictures because you didn’t feel good about being in front of the camera? “A common refrain we hear from members is that they avoided having pictures taken of themselves because they weren’t happy with their weight,” says Carrie Elkins, division manager for Jenny Craig Anywhere. By making a commitment now, you can feel healthier and more confident during the holidays -- and have the photos to remember those moments.

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Chances are, if you’re contemplating a New Year’s resolution, shedding those extra pounds is at the top of your list, according to a Marist Poll. But the best time to make a weight loss

2: You’ll Be More Proactive and Procrastinate Less. commitment is sooner rather than later, according to Dr. Pamela Peeke, chair of the Jenny Craig Science Advisory Board, who is sharing four good reasons to make a pre-New Year’s resolution. Here are her insights to consider, and, if you add the help of Jenny Craig’s Rapid Results, you can lose up to 16 pounds in the first four weeks

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Precalienta el horno a 350 grados F. Coloca el cerdo y el adobo en una olla de hierro o cazuela grande. Agrega el jugo de naranja, la leche condensada, la sal y las hojas de laurel. Agrega la naranja cortada en cuatro. Vierte el aceite sobre el cerdo. Si es necesario, añade agua hasta casi cubrir el cerdo. Cubrir y llevar a ebullición a fuego alto. Cubrir bien y cocinar, girando de vez en cuando la carne de cerdo, hasta que la carne esté bien tierna, alrededor de 3 horas. Deja reposar a temperatura ambiente, descubierta, hasta que esté lo suficientemente fría como para poder trabajar con ella, aproximadamente 1 hora. Transfiere el cerdo a una tabla de cocina. Desecha el líquido de cocción. Usando los dedos o dos tenedores, desmenuzar el cerdo.

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Let’s face it: If you know you want to lose weight but are waiting until January to start, you may just be delaying the inevitable. Waiting can set you up for procrastination, and procrastination can actually be harmful, according to the Association for Psychological Science, causing people higher levels of stress and lower well-being. Resolve

Calienta una sartén grande antiadherente a fuego alto. Añadir la mitad de la carne de cerdo desmenuzado y cocina hasta que la parte inferior esté crujiente y dorada, unos 2 minutos. Dale la vuelta y cocina el otro lado por cerca de 1 minuto más. Transferir a un recipiente, cubrir con papel de aluminio, y repetir con la carne de cerdo restante. Para servir: Colocar la carne de cerdo en las tortillas y cubrir con repollo, una poco de crema, y ​​una pizca de queso fresco. Servir con cuñas de lima. NOTA: Si lo deseas, puedes sustituir el chile Fresno por 1/2 pimiento rojo, sin semillas y cortado en juliana, y 2 cucharaditas de Jalapeño picado sin semillas. Recipe Credit: Jose Mendin Pubbelly Noodle Bar, Miami FL

to start losing weight now before the holiday madness begins and while you have the drive. “Motivation is key when it comes to preparing the psyche for any important behavior change,” says Peeke. 3. Starting Now Means a Different Resolution in January. Beginning your weight loss journey now can give you the confidence to tackle a different resolution in January. So, make a new New Year’s resolution! Use the motivation gained by following through on your weight loss goal to fuel your next challenge. 4. The Time is Right. For many Americans, the holiday season starts with Halloween. That’s three months of potential overindulgence. In fact, the average American starts to gain weight around Thanksgiving, with weight gain peaking around the December holidays or the New Year and it can take up to five months to lose it, according to Cornell University’s Food & Brand Lab. If you can adopt healthy habits before the holidays, you may just counteract these effects to gain less or even maintain your weight during the holidays. So instead of waiting until 2019 to start making changes, get a head start on your resolution and your journey to better health.


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Asuncion, Paraguay - Paraguayan health authorities used the Day of the Dead to raise awareness among those who gathered Friday in the nation's cemeteries to honor their late loved ones, about how to maintain graves to prevent the proliferation of mosquitoes that spread diseases like dengue. The goal of the National Malaria Eradication Service (Senepa), the organizer of the campaign "Without breeding grounds we save lives," is to stop cemeteries from being "critical places" for spreading the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of diseases like dengue and Zika. To achieve that objective, Senepa officials stationed themselves Friday at every entrance to Asuncion's historic La Recoleta Cemetery to remind visitors about the danger of "accumulated, stagnant water, especially in flower vases," Felipe Medina, one of the Senepa technicians posted there, told EFE.

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Foodies with adventurous palates might be tempted to vacation in El Salvador just to enjoy its array of delectable local dishes. Of course, the green and lushly tropical country called "Land of Jewels" by the locals has much to offer beyond cuisine. Visitors can enjoy volcanoes, beaches, archaeological sites, artisan communities and culturally rich villages along the country's nine established tourist routes. Follow these tips for experiencing the destination's top attractions - and eating like a local along the way. The capital of San Salvador Start your trip in the capital exploring a range of stylish restaurants. Fusion-focused cuisine representing Spanish, Mediterranean and American dishes is served at trendy restaurants like Lobby, Oleos and Hacienda Real. The city is also home to historical monuments, theaters, museums and street markets where visitors can order traditional favorites such as pupusas, the national dish. Visitors to San Salvador the second Sunday of November each year can experience the country's largest National Pupusa Day festival, celebrating with the locals by feasting on the savory corn or rice pancake stuffed with pumpkin, beans, pork crackling, jalapeños, and/or cheese. Joya de Cerén A visit to El Salvador's UNESCO World Heritage archaeological park offers travelers a history lesson on Salvadoran culture and cuisine. In studying the city buried intact under lava circa 600 A.D., archaeologists learned its ancient Mayan residents consumed the same basic foods of today's Salvadorans. Tried-and-true favorites include the flavorful shellfish stew mariscada; the traditional breakfast "plato tipico" (fried egg, refried beans, corn tortillas, cheese and fried plantains); yucca fritters; empanadas and the sweet-and-salty snacks totopostes (sweet, charred corn tortilla chips).

The Flowers Route El Salvador's Flowers Route guides visitors through the Apaneca-llamatepec mountains, showcasing culturally rich artisan towns including Nahuizalco, Salcoatitan, Juayua, Apaneca, Concepcion de Ataco and Ahuachapan. Catch the weekend food festival in Juayua, where vendors from across the country serve up traditional fare such as tamales, soups and filled corn tortillas. Afterward, hike to Los Chorros de la Calera to view waterfalls and take a refreshing swim. Tour coffee plantations in Apaneca and Ahuachapan, stopping for a cup of locally grown java complemented perfectly by native sweets featuring coconut, molasses, toffee, caramel, sweet nance, tamarind or panela. Another must-try? El Salvador's take on the quesadilla, a rich dessert cake that also pairs well with coffee. The colonial city of Suchitoto The nation's cultural capital boasts well-preserved colonial architecture and cobblestone roads dating to the 15th century. Gourmands can dine at the many restaurants or cafes, sample local cuisine at weekend food festivals, and learn to prepare their own pupusas during interactive workshops at area pupuserías. Visit Santa Lucía church, learn ancient indigo dying techniques through workshops at Arte Añil, or hike to nearby waterfalls, caves and Lake Suchitlán while observing the area's 200 bird species. La Libertad Coast This internationally known surfing destination is also a favorite among seafood connoisseurs who feast on fresh fish, shrimp, octopus and ceviche at top eateries such as Beto's Restaurante and Café Sunzal. Visit La Libertad Pier for an up-close view of how the local fishing industry thrives. Another not-to-be-missed dining experience is at Acantilados, the newest luxury hotel to open along the country's Pacific coastline. On-site restaurant FAUSTO puts seafood center stage and is popular for its sushi and tropical beverages. For more information on El Salvador's attractions, including its many culinary offerings, visit www. elsalvador.travel.

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Deposits of accumulated water, he said, "are perfect environments for mosquitoes to lay their eggs" and so become breeding grounds for insects that will "transmit dengue, yellow fever, Zika and chikungunya."

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Another option used by some of the graves' owners is the use of synthetic flowers to avoid watering them and in that way prevent diseases - not a popular option among the many florists whose sales boom over these days. Some people bring not only flowers to the cemetery but also cleaning materials and a bag of moist sand to replace the water in vases, and with chairs and food to spend the day with their dearly departed. All vow respect for the advice of Senepa officials about preventing mosquitoes from breeding. Authorities warn that the recent hot, rainy weather has created the perfect breeding ground for those dengue-transmitting insects, although the last person to test positive for dengue was last July, according to the latest Paraguayan Health Ministry report published in mid-October. Nonetheless, in 2018 there have been some 3,413 cases of dengue and 15 deaths due to that virus. In the case of chikungunya, the number of cases has risen to 67 since January, while the incidence of Zika in that period was lower, with four confirmed cases, three possible cases and one case of microcephaly associated with that virus. In 2013, Paraguay had the worst dengue epidemic in its history, with 150,000 cases and 252 deaths.

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HOW TO PROTECT VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY FROM SCAMS

As Veterans Day approaches, your Better Business Bureau (BBB) urges service members to keep an eye out for scams

are actually the most likely to lose money to scams. Individuals who self-identified as being activeduty military personnel, veterans or military spouses represented 8.6% of reports to BBB Scam Tracker in 2017. These individuals may be more susceptible when exposed to a scam, with 17.5% reporting losses, compared to 15.6% of non-military individuals. More striking is the median loss of $280, nearly 27% higher than the non-military median loss of $220. The BBB Risk Index measures risk by exposure (how likely you are to be targeted), susceptibility (your odds of losing money when exposed), and monetary loss (if you do lose money, how big the losses will be). According to the BBB Risk Index, these are the top three riskiest scams for military families and veterans.

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It has long been recognized that military families and veterans are at increased risk of being targeted by scammers. The steady paychecks and relative youth of active-duty military personnel may make them particularly vulnerable. Unfortunately, aspects of a service member’s

job often make them more vulnerable to scams. Perhaps most importantly, they have a guaranteed and steady income that scammers would love to have access to. They are also frequently deployed and move around often, which makes staying on top of red flags in bills and credit reports more difficult. Additionally, new service members are often young and financially inexperienced, and these qualities may attract scammers. Despite the stereotype of the elderly scam victim, millennials

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1) Employment. Victims of employment scams are led to believe they are applying or have just been hired for a promising new career while they have, in fact, given personal information or money to scammers for “training” or “equipment.” In another variation, the victim may be “overpaid” with a fake check and asked to wire back the difference. Remember, a reputable employer will give you the equipment you need; they won’t give you a check to deposit and subsequently wire elsewhere in order to purchase your needed supplies. Don’t be embarrassed; this can happen to anyone, and it does. For more tips on avoiding employment scams, click here. 2) Home Improvement. In this con, door-todoor solicitors offer quick, low-cost repairs and then either take payments without returning, do shoddy work or “find” issues that dramatically

on American soil and will reserve it only for babies with at least one parent who is a citizen. Tom Jawetz, vice president for immigration policy with the Center for American Progress Action Fund, said birthright citizenship is spelled out in the Constitution's 14th Amendment and cannot be erased single-handedly by the president. "This test balloon from the president is a lead balloon," Jawetz said. "It's got no constitutional ground on which to stand, and courts will not uphold whatever executive order the president issues that's designed to limit the reach of the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment."

Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Civil-rights groups are dismissing President Donald Trump's plan to end

birthright citizenship, calling it an unconstitutional election-week stunt to appeal to his base. Trump said in an interview Monday October 29 that he's planning an executive order revoking the right to automatic citizenship for people born

The 14th Amendment was put in place after the Civil War to protect former slaves and their children, and has been open to different interpretations over the years. Trump said on Monday that it's ridiculous for someone to have citizenship solely because they're born in the United States, but any such executive order would provoke

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raise the price. Things to beware of are high upfront payments, cash-only deals, highpressure sales tactics, “handshake” deals without a contract, and on-site inspections. For more on home improvement scams, check out bbb.org/ homeimprovementscams. 3) Online Purchases. These cons often involve purchases and sales, often on eBay, Craigslist, Kijiji or other direct seller-to buyer sites. Scammers may pretend to purchase an item only to send a bogus check and ask for a refund of the “accidental” overpayment. In other cases, the scammer will simply never deliver the goods. An unreasonably low price should be a warning sign. Proceed with caution, even if there’s a realistic sounding story behind the price point. Pay for purchases through a secure payment method like a credit card. If a seller asks you to wire money and you’ve never met the person or seen the product, you should decline. Scammers copy links, images, and text from legitimate companies. When in doubt, go to the purchasing site separately, log into your account, and make sure the purchase information is accurate. In 2017, online purchase scams took over the top spot as the most risky scam reported. BBB Institute of Marketplace Trust runs the BBB Military Line program to help military families and veterans avoid scams and fraud. BBB Military Line is tailored to military consumers and their families and provides consumer education resources both online and through local outreach. To learn more, visit bbb.org/military. If you or someone that you know has been affected by a scam, report it to BBB Scam Tracker to warn others. You never know, your report could help save someone a lot of money and prevent a big headache.

litigation because the Constitution can only be changed by a two-thirds majority in Congress or passage by two-thirds of state legislatures. Jawetz said he sees the president's proposal, along with the militarization of the border and the stream of insulting tweets directed at immigrants, as part of a broad policy agenda. "Under this administration, we've seen a dramatic decrease in the grant of visas to people from Muslim-majority countries. We've seen a dramatic decrease in foreign students, a dramatic decrease in the admission of refugees," he said. "So, this administration has had a full-frontal assault, not just on the issue of illegal immigration but on all immigrants into this country." According to the American Immigration Council, California is home to more immigrants than any other state. More than a quarter of California residents are immigrants, while nearly one in four is a nativeborn U.S. citizen with at least one immigrant parent.

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MIDDLE AMERICA CALLS FOR AN END TO ESCALATING US-VERSUS-THEM POLARIZATION, NEW STUDY FINDS

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political views (and are not all centrists) they are united in three ways: • They dislike tribalism and are fed up with America's polarization. • They feel that today's political debates do not speak to them or their priorities. • They have a more flexible and less ideological approach to issues  than the partisans of the left and right, and feel compromise is necessary in politics, as in other areas of life. Those in the Exhausted Majority are almost twice as likely as other Americans to say that "both parties are at fault for today's division" (53% of the Exhausted Majority versus 28% of other Americans), when asked about the confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh.

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- 87% of Americans: "most divided our country has been in my lifetime" - 70% frustrated by how "both sides" handled Kavanaugh nomination -  But 77% say that "the differences between Americans are not so big that we cannot come together" -  Conventional wisdom of a nation split 50:50 is wrong: landmark study finds much more diversity of views among Americans NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswireHISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Just days after the Senate voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, nearly nine in ten  Americans feel the nation is more divided than at any point in their lifetime. Yet despite a sense of deep polarization, 77% of Americans say that our differences are not so great that we cannot come together. These dynamics of polarization are explained in a new national study by More in Common, an independent nonprofit focused on uniting divided societies. Hidden Tribes: A Study of America's Polarized Landscape  is a landmark study undertaken by a team of social scientists and researchers at YouGov in partnership with More in Common. The study launches a year-long project to examine what is driving Americans apart, and what can bring them back together. It is based on a representative survey of 8,000 Americans and in- depth conversations with everyday Americans across the country. "From every corner of the country, we have heard from Americans that politics is tearing apart their families and friendships, and affecting their jobs and daily life," said Tim Dixon, co-founder of More in Common. "We found that most Americans are fed up with this. Their views may differ on many issues, but a clear majority feel exhausted by the usversus-them conflict which has spread from far-away debates in Congress to bitter disputes among neighbors, coworkers, and even family

members at the Thanksgiving table." The study finds seven 'tribes' with distinctive beliefs, psychology and levels of engagement: • Progressive Activists (8% of the US population) • Traditional Liberals (11%)

The study sorted people into tribes on the basis of their responses to questions about their values and worldview, not questions about current political debates or demographic information. Yet once a person's tribe was determined based on their core beliefs, their views on a wide range of current issues could be predicted more accurately than by referring to their visible traits such as race, gender or income. The study concludes that distinctive beliefs do not need to lead to conflict, as is reflected in the overwhelming majority of Americans saying that despite profound polarization, our differences are not so great that we cannot come together. It identifies a set of underlying

beliefs and values on which Americans differ, as well as the values which bring Americans together across the lines of difference. The Hidden Tribes project is identifying partner organizations across the United States with whom to explore how to counter the drivers of polarization, from the algorithmic design of social media to opportunities to connect diverse groups in local communities. Survey Notes Findings on the Justice Kavanaugh vote were conducted by YouGov and collected between October 3-5, 2018 in a representative sample of 2,000 US adults through an online panel. The margin of error for this study is +/- 2% (higher for subgroups). www.hiddentribes.us gives further details of the study's findings. It will continue to be populated with new data over the next year. About More in Common More in Common  works on strengthening societies against the increasing threats of polarization and social division. We aim to build more united, inclusive and resilient societies in which people believe that what they have in common is greater than what divides them. In the past year, More in Common has published definitive studies of the drivers of polarization in Germany, France and Italy, which have featured in The Economist, the New York Times, The Atlantic, the Washington Post and other publications.

• Passive Liberals (15%) • Politically Disengaged (26%) • Moderates (15%) • Traditional Conservatives (19%) • Devoted Conservatives (6%) The views of Progressive Activists and Devoted Conservatives are starkly polarized, and on several key issues their views differ dramatically from the majority of Americans. They are more ideologically dogmatic, more hostile towards the other side, and more active in elections and on social media. Although they comprise just 14% of the population, their voices dominate public debate in the digital age. But a majority of Americans belong to one of the middle groups, who do not identify with the unequivocal views of Progressive Activists or Devoted Conservatives. For example, 82% of Americans believe that the United States still has a serious problem with racism, but 80% also believe that political correctness has become a problem. "Social media and angry pundits are distorting the national debate," said Dixon. "The public is constantly shown cartoon character versions of the other side's views. Most Americans – including both liberals and conservatives – are actually more reasonable than people on the other side are made to think." The study identifies an  'Exhausted Majority' comprising 67% of the American population  (Traditional Liberals, Passive Liberals, Politically Disengaged and Moderates). While they hold a range of

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(NRDC), “and in machinery they reduce gear friction.” NRDC adds they are found in our homes, our offices, our supermarkets— practically everywhere. But while it’s nice that we can’t stain our carpeting no matter how messy we are, are we paying for this luxury with our health? The fact that these chemicals are so hard to break down in their intended applications also means they don’t easily break down in nature when released into the environment. Not only is this bad for ecosystems and wildlife, but it’s also risky for human health.

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PFASs—short for perfluoroalkyl substances— are synthetic chemicals of various formulations (including PFCs, PFOA, PFOS and GenX, among others) that are used

widely in various products for moisture and stain resistance. Non-stick pans, rain jackets and carpeting are among thousands of different types of consumer goods that now contain one form or another of PFASs. “Sealant tape, ski wax and floor wax are waterproof thanks to them,” reports the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council

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A wide range of animal studies has linked the chemicals to kidney, prostate, rectal and testicular cancers, not to mention hormone malfunction, liver and thyroid problems, and abnormal fetal development. NRDC cites research showing that the offspring of human mothers exposed to certain PFASs had lowerthan-average birth weights. Another recent study found that women with high levels of PFASs in their bloodstreams take longer on average to get pregnant. “For years, bad-actor PFASs were used in food containers like pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, Chinese take-out containers and other food packaging to repel grease, and they could leach into the food,” reports NRDC’s Erik Olson, adding: “PFASs that enter the body through the foods we eat and products we use every day can linger there for years before they are eventually flushed out,” In 2016 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned three of the worst PFASs from food uses in response to a

Stephanie Corkran is an organizer with San Diego 350, a group that fights to end dependence on fossil fuels. She said the plaintiffs in the lawsuit are not seeking monetary compensation. "Their goal is actually for a change in policy," Corkran said. "They would like the government to facilitate transition to clean energy and away from fossil fuels so that they inherit a planet that is conducive to life and would be better for them to live in."

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Suzanne Potter California News Service SAN FRANCISCO - The trial is back on in the lawsuit brought by a group of 21 young people who are suing the federal government over global warming - after

The suit argues the federal government is speeding up climate change by allowing oil and gas drilling on public land, supporting subsidies for fossilfuel companies and pulling out of the Paris Climate Accords. The Justice Department has argued the case should be dismissed because it is costing too much money to defend, and is an attempt to circumvent the policies of a

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petition from NRDC and other non-profit partners. “But we’re worried that chemical cousins of those PFASs are being used,” says Olson. “And the trouble is, manufacturers don’t have to disclose to consumers that they’re using them.” While the battle to eliminate PFASs entirely rages on, NRDC suggests consumers can take matters into their own hands to minimize their exposure. For starters, ask manufacturers whether their products contain PFASs since such chemicals likely won’t be listed on labels. Steer clear of non-stick cookware, Gore-Tex clothing, personal care products with “PTFE” or “fluoro” ingredients, or textiles made with the original (pre-2000) formulation of Scotchgard, as these likely contain significant amounts of PFASs. Avoid carpeting and clothing hyped to be “stain-resistant”—a dead giveaway that they have been treated with PFASs. And never order or heat up food in grease-resistant paper unless you want a healthy portion of PFASs with your meal or snack. Likewise, ditch the microwave popcorn—most of which comes in a PFAS-treated bag—and make it on the stovetop instead (it’s more fun that way anyway). CONTACTS: NRDC, www.nrdc.org; EPA’s Basic Information on PFAS, www.epa.gov/ pfas/basic-information-pfas. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss for the 501(c)3 nonprofit EarthTalk. To donate, visit www.earthtalk. org. Send questions to: question@earthtalk. org.

duly elected president. President Donald Trump has justified his policies by claiming that climate regulation hurts jobs. Corkran noted this lawsuit was filed in 2015, during the Obama administration - and is not aimed specifically at Trump. "This case is really saying that for the last 40 years, through different partycontrolled administrations, this is a consistent problem," she said. "This is not a partisan issue." A new trial date will now be set. The Supreme Court justices, in their refusal to stop the trial, did indicate that the government may still seek to halt the case at a later stage in the litigation before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Updates on the trial are available at OurChildrensTrust.org.

the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against a request from the administration  to block it.  Attorneys for the youths argue that the federal government is depriving children of the constitutional right to life, liberty and property by promoting policies that cause climate change.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647516 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: ONYX CONSTRUCTION, 25 Sister City Way, Gilroy CA, 95020, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Richard Sanchez, 25 Sister City Way, Gilroy CA, 95020. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/15/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Richard Sanchez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/15/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Venessa Reed, Deputy File No. FBN 647516

November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647549 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: RAQUEL’S BEAUTY SALON, 1939 Alum Rock Ave. Unit D, San Jose CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Raquel Candelas Cortes, 3343 Sueno Drive, San Jose CA, 95148. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/02/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Raquel Candelas Cortes This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara

NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2018

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November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 648105 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: CHENG PLASTIC SURGERY, 12945 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga CA, 95070, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Cheng Medical Corporation, 12945 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Elbert Cheng Cheng Medical Corporation President Article/Registration#: C2419047 Above entity was formed in the state of CA This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 11/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 648105 November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018

AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV331832 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ma. De La Luz Fuentes Pedroza. Petitioner(s) Ma. De La Luz Fuentes Pedroza has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ytzayeary Reyes to Ytzayeary Fuentes b. Ma. De La Luz Fuentes Pedroza to Mari Fuentes. 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 12/18/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 06, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336469 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gloria Mojica Luevano. Petitioner(s) Gloria Mojica Luevano has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jaxen Daniel Mojica Alexander to Jaxon Daniel Alexander. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/19/2019 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of

the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV337053 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Diem Huyen Thi Nguyen. Petitioner(s) Huyen Thi Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Diem Huyen Thi Nguyen to Huyen Thi Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/05/2019 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 01, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV337046 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yan Teng. Petitioner(s) Yan Teng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yan Teng to Michael Yan Teng. 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 3/05/2019 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 01, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court

410 San Jose, CA 95113 Phone No: (408) 298-4000 Email: spkdalaw@aol.com Attorney for: Aida Tucakovic

November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018

-NOTICE OF MOTION AND DECLARATION FOR JOINDERNOTICE OF MOTION

AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV328063 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nyataba Joseph Gatlueng. Petitioner(s) Angelina Rambang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nyataba Joseph Gatlueng to Nyataba Gatlueng Liah. 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 12/04/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 21, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 David H. Sussman, Esq. 72869 Law Offices of David Sussman 95 S. Market Street, Suite

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Family Justice Center Courthouse Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 MARRIAGE OF Petitioner: Aida Tucakovic Respondent: Sead Tucakovic CASE NUMBER: 2007-1-FL-143873

1. TO Respondent 2. A hearing on this motion for joinder will be held as follows: a. Date: January 7, 2019 1:15 pm Dept: 71 b. The address of court is shown above c. Petitioner will apply to this court for an order joining claimant as a party to this proceeding on the grounds set forth in the Declaration below. 3. The pleading on joinder accompanies this notice of motion. Dated: 6/26/18 /s/: David H. Sussman -DECLARATION FOR JOINDER4. The name of the person to be joined is: Adis Tucakovic 5. Facts showing that each person sought or seeking to be joined possesses or controls or claims to own any property subject to disposition by this court, or that such person has or claims custody, physical control, or visitation rights with respect to any minor child of the marriage, are (specify): See Declaration of Respondent attached, filed, and served. PETITIONER: Aida Tucakovic RESPONDENT: Sead Tucakovic CASE NUMBER: 2007-1-FL-143873


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NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2018 6. Facts showing that it would be appropriate for this court to determine the particular issue in the proceedings are: The party to be joined holds a $300,000 Deed of Trust secured by the community property residence, as recorded on July 21, 2015. The underlying obligation for the Deed of Trust was unknown to Petitioner prior to being presented and directed to execute by the Respondent. 7. Facts showing that each person sought or seeking to be joined is either indispensable to a determination of the particular issue or necessary to the enforcement of any judgment rendered on the issue are: The party to be joined, Adis Tucakovic, is indispensible to a determination of the parties respective inherent interest in the residence. Petitioner disputes the validity of the Deed of Trust. It was made in violation of the Respondent’s fiduciary duty to Petitioner under Family Code 1100. I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoing is true and correct. Date: 6/26/18 /s/: David H. Sussman David H. Sussman, Esq. 72869 Law Offices of David Sussman 95 S. Market Street, Suite 410 San Jose, CA 95113 Phone No: (408) 298-4000 Email Address: spkdalaw@aol.com Attorney for: Aida Tucakovic Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Branch Name: Family Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 Plaintiff/Petitioner: Aida Tucakovic Defendant /Respondent: Sead Tucakovic

CASE NUMBER: 2007-1-FL-143873 DEPOSITION SUBPOENA FOR PERSONAL APPEARANCE AND PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS AND THINGS THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, TO (name, address, and telephone number of deponent, if known): Adis Tucakovic, 370 MacArthur Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128 1. YOU ARE ORDERED TO APPEAR IN PERSON TO TESTIFY AS A WITNESS in this action at the following date, time, and place: Date: January 3, 2019 Time: 10:00 a.m. Address: 95 S. Market Street, Suite 410, San Jose, CA 95113 b. You are ordered to produce the documents and things described in item 3. c. This deposition will be recorded stenographically and by audiotape, videotape. d. This videotape deposition is intended for possible use as trial under Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.620(d). 2. The personal attendance of the custodian or other qualified witness and the production of the original records are required by this subpoena. The procedure authorized by Evidence Code Sections 1560(b), 1561, and 1562 will not be deemed sufficient compliance with this subpoena. 3. The documents and things to be produced and any testing or sampling being sought are described as follows Any and all records regarding any loans to Sead Tucakovic. 4. If the witness is a representative of a business or other entity, the matters upon which the witness is to be examined are described as follows: 5. IF YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED WITH THIS SUBPOENA AS A CUSTODIAN OF CONSUMER OR EMPLOYEE RECORDS UNDER CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1985.3 OR 1985.6 AND A MOTION TO QUASH OR AN OBJECTION HAS

BEEN SERVED ON YOU, A COURT ORDER OR AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES, WITNESSES, AND CONSUMER OR EMPLOYEE AFFECTED MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE CONSUMER OR EMPLOYEE RECORDS. 6. At the deposition, you will be asked questions under oath. Questions and answers are recorded stenographically at the deposition; later they are transcribed for possible use at trial. You may read the written record and change any incorrect answers before you sign the deposition. You are entitled to receive witness fees and mileage actually traveled both ways. The money must be paid, at the option party giving notice of the deposition, either with the service of this subpoena or at the time of deposition. Unless the court orders or you agree otherwise, if you are being deposed as an individual, the deposition must take place within 75 miles of your residence or within 150 miles of your residence if the deposition will be taken within the county of the court where the action is pending. The location of the deposition for all deponents is governed by Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.250. DISOBEDIENCE OF THIS SUBPOENA MAY BE PUNISHED AS CONTEMPT BY THIS COURT. YOU WILL ALSO BE LIABLE FOR THE SUM OF 500 AND ALL DAMAGES RESULTTING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO OBEY. Date issued: 11-5-2018 /s/: David H. Sussman, Esq. 72869 David H. Sussman, Esq. 72869 Law Offices of David Sussman 95 S. Market Street, Suite 410 San Jose, CA 95113 Phone No: (408) 298-4000 Email Address: spkdalaw@aol.com Attorney for: Aida Tucakovic Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Branch Name: Family

Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 Plaintiff/Petitioner: Aida Tucakovic Defendant /Respondent: Sead Tucakovic CASE NUMBER: 2007-1-FL-143873 NOTICE TO CONSUMER OR EMPLOYEE AND OBJECTION (Code Civ. Proc., §§ 1985.3, 1985.6) NOTICE TO CONSUMER OR EMPLOYEE To: Adis Tucakovic 1. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT REQUESTING PARTY David H. Sussman for Aida Tucakovic SEEKS YOUR RECORDS FOR EXAMINATION by the parties to this action on January 3, 2019 The records are described in the subpoena directed to witness Adis Tucakovic 370 MacArthur Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128 A copy of the subpoena is attached 2. IF YOU OBJECT to the production of these records, YOU MUST DO ONE OF THE FOLLOWING BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED. IN ITEM a. OR b. BELOW: a. If you are a party to the above-entitled action, you must file a motion pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1987.1 to quash or modify the subpoena and give notice of that motion to the witness and deposition officer named in the subpoena at least five days before the date set for production of the records. b. If you are not a party to this action, you must serve on the requesting party and on the witness, before the date set for production of the records, a written objection that states the grounds on which production of such records should be prohibited. You may use the form below to object and state the grounds for your objection. You must complete the Proof of Service of Objection to Production of Records (Judicial Council of California SUBP-025) indicating whether you personally served or mailed the objection. The objection

should not be filed with court. WARNING: IF YOUR OBECTION IS NOT RECEIVED BEFORE THE DATE SPECIFIED IN ITEM 1, YOUR RECORDS MAY BE PRODUCED AND MAY BE AVAILABLE TO ALL PARTIES. 3. YOU OR YOUR ATTORNEY MAY CONTACT THE UNDERSIGNED to determine whether an agreement can be reached in writing to cancel or limit the scope of the subpoena. If no such agreement is reached, and if you are not otherwise represented by an attorney in this action, YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN ATTORNEY TO ADVISE YOU OF YOUR RIGHTS OF PRIVACY. Date: 11-5-2018 /s/: David H. Sussman -OBJECTION BY NON-PARTY TO PRODUCTION OF RECORDS1. I object to the production of all of my records specified in the subpoena 2. I object only to the production of the following specified records: 3. The specific grounds for my objection are as follows: Date: Type or Print Name: Signature: David H. Sussman, Esq. 72869 Law Offices of David Sussman 95 S. Market Street, Suite 410 San Jose, CA 95113 Phone No: (408) 298-4000 Email Address: spkdalaw@aol.com Attorney for: Aida Tucakovic Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara Branch Name: Family Street Address: 201 N. First Street Mailing Address: 191 N. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 Plaintiff/Petitioner: Aida Tucakovic Defendant /Respondent: Sead Tucakovic CASE NUMBER: 2007-1-FL-143873 DEPOSITION SUBPOENA FOR PRODUCTION OF BUSINESS RECORDS

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, TO: Adis Tucakovic, 370 MacArthur Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128 1. YOU ARE ORDERED TO PRODUCE THE BUSINESS RECORDS described in item 3, as follows: To (name of deposition officer): David H. Sussman On (date): January 3, 2019 At (time): 10:00 a.m. Location (address): 95 S. Market Street, Suite 410, San Jose, CA 95113 Do not release the requested records to the deposition officer prior to the date and time stated above. a. by delivering a true, legible, and durable copy of the business records described in item 3, enclosed in a sealed inner wrapper with the title and number of the action, name of witness, and date of subpoena clearly written on it. The inner wrapper shall then be enclosed in an outer envelope or wrapper, sealed, and mailed to the deposition officer at the address in item 1. 2. The records are to be produced by the date and time shown in item 1 (but not sooner than 20 days after the issuance of the deposition subpoena, or 15 days after service, whichever date is later). Reasonable costs of locating records, making them available or copying them, and postage, if any, are recoverable as set of forth in Evidence Code section 1563(b). The records shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the custodian or other qualified witness pursuant to Evidence Code section 1561. 3. The records to be produced are described as follows (if electronically stored information is demanded, the form or forms in which each type of information is to be produced may be specified): Any and all records reflecting any loans made to Sead Tucakovic for any reason for any amount. 4. IF YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED WITH THIS SUBPOENA AS A CUSTODIAN OF CONSUMER OR

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS EMPLOYEE RECORDS UNDER CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE SECTION 1985.3 OR 1985.6 AND A MOTION TO QUASH OR AN OBJECTION HAS BEEN SERVED ON YOU, A COURT ORDER OR AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES, WITNESSES, AND CONSUMER OR EMPLOYEE AFFECTED MUST BE OBTAINED BEFORE YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PRODUCE CONSUMER OR EMPLOYEE RECORDS. DISOBEDIENCE OF THIS SUBPOENA MAY BE PUNISHED AS CONTEMPT BY THIS COURT. YOU WILL ALSO BE LIABLE FOR THE SUM OF FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND ALL DAMAGES RESULTTING FROM YOUR FAILURE TO OBEY. /s/: David H. Sussman, Esq. November 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647247 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: GARCIA’S LANDSCAPING, 638 Bolton Ct #1, San Jose CA, 95129, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Sandra J Garcia, 638 Bolton Ct #1, San Jose CA, 95129. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/05/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Sandra J. Garcia This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/05/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 647247 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647412

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The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SUPREME JANITORAL, 1903 Sumatra Ave, San Jose CA, 95122, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Married Couple. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Ana Maria Gurrola Chairez and Jose Tello, 1903 Sumatra Ave, San Jose CA, 95122 The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/11/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Ana Maria Gurrola Chairez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/11/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 647412 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647411 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SUPREME REFINISHING, 1903 Sumatra Ave, San Jose CA, 95121, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Jose Tello, 1903 Sumatra Ave, San Jose CA, 95121. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/11/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Jose Tello This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/11/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 647411 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647080 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: VILLELA BROTHERS, 1694 E St James St, San Jose CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Osbaldo Villela, 1694 E St James St, San Jose CA, 95116. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Osbaldo Villela This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/02/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Venessa Reed, Deputy File No. FBN 647080 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647877 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 4RVP TRUCKING, 1228 Cortez Dr Apt 3, Sunnyvale CA, 94086, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Mario E Portillo, 1228 Cortez Dr Apt 3, Sunnyvale CA, 94086. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Mario E Portillo This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/25/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 647877

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647459 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: SEA SENORITA STUDIOS, 2177 Alum Rock Avenue #325, San Jose CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Sofia E Arredondo, 2177 Alum Rock Avenue #325, San Jose CA, 95116. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 10/12/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Sofia E Arredondo This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/12/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Nina Khamphilath, Deputy File No. FBN 647459 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336688 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sara Walid Harb. Petitioner(s) Sara Walid Harb has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sara Walid Harb to Sara Harb. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/26/2019 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,

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 24, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336880 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Trang Dinh Cadena and Vi Dinh Lam. Petitioner(s) Trang Dinh Cadena has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trang Dinh Cadena to Tracy Dinh Cadena. b. Vi Dinh Lam to Tom Dinh Lam. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/26/2019 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, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336803 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Natasha Pooja Kumar. Petitioner(s) Natasha Pooja Kumar has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Natasha Pooja Kumar to Jasmine Kumar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause,

if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/26/2019 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 26, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336910 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marcus Galvao Raymond. Petitioner(s) Marcus Galvao Raymond has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marcus Galvao Raymond to Marcos Galvao. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/26/2019 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, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336917 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tessa Sierra Day. Petitioner(s) Tessa Sierra Day has filed

a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tessa Sierra Day to Tessa Sierra Rettig. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/26/2019 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 30, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647704 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: NIKO CLEANING SERVICE, 1500 Virginia Pl SPC 141, San Jose CA, 95116, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Maria Hernandez, 1500 Virginia Pl SPC 141, San Jose CA, 95116. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 3/25/2010. This filing is a refile [Change(s) in facts from previous filing] of previous file #: FBN535945. “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.) /s/ Maria Hernandez This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/19/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Tomas Santos, Deputy File No. FBN 647704 October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647619 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: OUR LIRA, 1030 E El Camino Real #170, Sunnyvale CA, 94087, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Bret Alan Corsiglia, 1030 E El Camino Real #170, Sunnyvale CA, 94087. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 1/15/2018. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Bret Alan Corsiglia This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/18/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 647619 October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647790 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: 1. NOVA IN VITRO FERTILIZATION 2. NOVA IVF, 2500 Hospital Drive Bldg #7, Mountain View CA, 94040, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by a: Corporation. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Richard Joseph Schmidt. M.D. Inc., 2500 Hospital Drive Bldg #7, Mountain View CA, 94040. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious business name(s) listed above on: 6/01/2011. This filing is a refile [Change(s) in facts from previous filing] of previous file #: FBN553230. “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.) /s/ Richard Schmidt Richard Joseph Schmidt, M.D. Inc. President Article/Registration# 3372555

NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2018 Above entity was formed in the state of California This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/23/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Sandy Chanthasy, Deputy File No. FBN 647790 October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336327 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yasaman Haji Sayyah Moghadam. Petitioner(s) Yasaman Haji Sayyah Moghadam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yasaman Haji Sayyah Moghadam to Yasi Sayyah. 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 02/19/2019 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 17, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV333889 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Juan Antonio DeLeon. Petitioner(s) Juan Antonio DeLeon has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Juan Antonio DeLeon to John Anthony DeLeon. 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 12/18/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 04, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336276 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rolando Manuel Diaz Tzintzun. Petitioner(s) Rolando Manuel Diaz Tzintzun has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Estrella Alexis Aguilar Gomez to Estrella Alejandra Diaz Gomez. 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 02/05/2019 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336450


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NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2018 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Angelina Eilie Andrei. Petitioner(s) Angelina Eilie Andrei has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angelina Eilie Andrei to Alinah Aenaeis Antoennos. 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 02/19/2019 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336439 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Meredith Lapena Ramirez. Petitioner(s) Meredith Lapena Ramirez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Meredith Lapena Ramirez to Meredith Piata. 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 02/19/2019 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

October 19, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336385 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zoher Yoel. Petitioner(s) Zoher Yoel has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trez Y Younan to Trez Younan. 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 02/19/2019 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 18, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336379 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: William Chen Dong and Laura Juyun Don. Petitioner(s) William Chen Dong and Laura Juyun Don have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ethan Whitman Dong to Ethan Raymond Don b. Kaitlyn Sarah Dong to Kaitlyn Sarah Don. 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

02/19/2019 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 18, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF Mary Elizabeth Cummings To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both of Mary Elizabeth Cummings, who was a resident of Santa Clara County, State of California, and died on September 26, 2018, in the City of San Jose, County of Santa Clara, State of California. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim within four months from the date of first publication with the DERMER LAW FIRM, 15720 Winchester Boulevard, Suite 200, Los Gatos, California 95030 (408) 395-5111 Joseph D. Dermer, Esq. DERMER LAW FIRM 15720 Winchester Blvd., Ste 200 Los Gatos, CA 95030 Tel (408) 395-5111 Fax (408) 354-2797 October 26; November 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 647535 The following person(s) is (are) doing business as: KOREAN FUSION BBQ, 255 N. White Rd #102, San Jose CA, 95127, Santa Clara County. This business is owned by an: Individual. The name and residence address of the registrant(s) is (are): Moon Hee Lee, 255 N. White Rd #102, San Jose CA, 95127. The registrant began transacting business under the fictitious busi-

ness name(s) listed above on: N/A. This filing is a first filing. “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.) /s/ Moon Hee Lee This statement was filed with the Co. Clerk Recorder of Santa Clara County on 10/16/2018. Regina Alcomendras, County Clerk Recorder By: /s/ Mike Louie, Deputy File No. FBN 647535 October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336311 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nicole Maya Parmer. Petitioner(s) Nicole Maya Parmer has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nicole Maya Parmer to Maya Parmer Connet. 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 02/05/2019 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 17, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336186 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Steven Dick and Lynn Osband. Petitioner(s) Steven Dick and Lynn Osband has filed a petition for Change of

Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rachel Courtney OsbandDick to Rachel Courtney Osband b. Jonathan Michael Osband-Dick to Jonathan Michael Osband c. Sara Daniella OsbandDick to Sarah Daniella Osband. 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 02/05/2019 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 12, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 2018 2nd AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV325111 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Philip Christiaan Schipper. Petitioner(s) Philip Christiaan Schipper has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Philip Christiaan Schipper to Gos deVries. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 11, 2018

Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV328006 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christina Davalos. Petitioner(s) Christina Davalos has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amelia Grace Davalos to Everly Grace Herrera. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/13/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 02, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV336275 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Joana Orozco Esquivel. Petitioner(s) Joana Orozco Esquivel has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vanessa Juarez Esquivel to Vanessa Linda Esquivel b. Liliana Paola Paz to Liliana Paola Esquivel c. Jonathan David Paz to Jonathan David Esquivel. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/05/2019 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 16, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 18CV327863 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shannon Tiffin. Petitioner(s) Shannon Tiffin has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lucas Shane Valverde to Lucas Shane Tiffin b. Olivia Christina Valverde to Olivia Christina Tiffin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 11/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. August 08, 2018 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 2018 NOTICE OF DEATH OF James Edward Beidatsch To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be

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I’M GETTING READY TO JOIN THE ELECTRIC CAR REVOLUTION NOW THAT MY OLD CLUNKER IS GETTING ON IN AGE. WHAT’S THE LATEST AND GREATEST? AND IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO BUY AN EV?

Perhaps the biggest new player on the EV scene is Audi. The German company’s new e-tron Quattro SUV can drive for roughly 250 miles between charges and features a styling equivalent to Audi’s luxe gasoline cars. It will be unveiled later in the fall, and American consumers can expect to shell out some $80,000 for a new one. A smaller model, the e-tron Sportback, will ride on the same platform— and get a similar range rating—but will sport a zippier ride and a lower price tag (around $50,000). On the cuter end of the spectrum, BMW will make an all-electric version of its iconic revamp of the Mini Cooper— the “Mini E”—in 2019. The car will get upwards of 200 miles per charge, and with a price tag around $36,000 will compete directly against the Tesla 3 for customers looking to spend on the lower end for an EV. Another big emerging EV player is Volkswagen, which is hoping to clean up its reputation after the big emissions cheating scandal that cost the company $30 billion in fines and settlements. By slashing production costs, VW expects to make and sell some of the lowest cost EVs around, with four new models (two crossovers, a hatchback and a sedan) available in 2019 in the vicinity of $35,000.

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Hybrid-electric cars have become more and more common on American roads since the Prius launched here in 2001. Now fully electric vehicles (EVs) are finally coming of age thanks to innovations by Tesla, Nissan, BMW, General Motors and others.

It is not uncommon today to see a zippy little Nissan Leaf or a stately Tesla Model X silently waiting for the light to turn green next to you at an intersection. Believe it or not, some 21 different automakers now have some form of EV for sale in the U.S. And they have big plans—think SUVs—to raise the EV stakes over the next few years, beginning with a raft of new models slated for release in 2019.

Of course, Tesla is poised for a big year, having worked out some production issues on its new Model 3 line and settled its financial differences with the SEC (following separate $20 million penalties to both CEO Elon Musk and Tesla the corporate entity). Customers have had to wait upwards of six

NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2018 months to get a new Model 3 once they sign on the dotted line, but Tesla hopes to eliminate the lag time in 2019 and rocket ahead of its competitors in the electric car space. And yes, now may be the best time ever to buy an EV, given the profusion of advanced and now finally lower cost choices and the fact that there is still a federal tax credit of between $2,500 and $7,500 for doing so (depending on the size of the vehicle in question and its battery). Also, several states offer their own incentives to pile on the reasons to go electric now. That said, these incentives could expire or get cancelled depending on the political winds, so get it while you can. CONTACTS: Audi e-tron, www.audiusa.com/ technology/efficiency/e-tron; Mini E Concept, www.miniusa.com/model/special-editions/electricconcept.html; Volkswagen Electric Concepts, www.vw.com/electric-concepts; Tesla, www.tesla. com; DoE’s Electric Vehicles: Tax Credits & Other Incentives, www.energy.gov/eere/electricvehicles/ electric-vehicles-tax-credits-and-other-incentives. EarthTalk® is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss for the 501(c)3 nonprofit EarthTalk. To donate, visit www.earthtalk.org. Send questions to: question@earthtalk.org.

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PETER LOCKYER TAKES US THROUGH THE DAZZLE OF “CHICAGO” Cast member of touring production of hit musical Let’s us in on the intrigue and music of “Chicago”

Peter Lockyer stars as lawyer Billy Flynn in “Chicago”. Photo Credit: Broadway San Jose

Arturo Hilario El Observador Within the musical and film version of “Chicago”, lawyer Billy Flynn tries to get two lady murderers off scot free through his cunning skill and smart tongue. There’s a lot of good music and dancing along the way. In the touring production of the hit show, Peter Lockyer plays Flynn, and with past roles in “Miss Saigon”, “Les Misérables” and “La Bohéme”, he says this role has certainly been different for him to portray, but nonetheless a great time. With a love of teaching, and degrees to match, Lockyer initially was interested in both the arts and teaching it - but instead was pulled towards the stage. Since then he’s been on both Broadway and London’s West End, culminating in his current role as a charming lawyer in “Chicago”. In the following Q&A Lockyer describes the ins and outs of the production, as well as why he feels “Chicago” feels even more relevant in today’s social climate than when it debuted more than 40 years ago. Can you talk about how you became involved in the arts and how you ended up on Broadway? I got a master’s degree in creative writing and an undergraduate degree in Educational Theater and Music Education. I was interested in teaching, and when I thought I was

going to teach I kept getting work as a performer. So, it never happened, but it could still someday, and every chance I get I still jump in a classroom and do what I can with students either in high school or college settings, where I can. I still enjoy that quite a bit. I started performing very early on. I moved from high school to New York City when I was 17 and I just started performing. It’s pretty much what I’ve done for 27 years now, and I continue to love the theater and I love it even more with every passing year. I think that it’s such a great avenue and venue for us to, someone said once, “art and theater holds a mirror up to us and shows us as we truly are.” And I think that’s what great art can do. I’m happy to be part of the theater and will always be. I also played it in London on the West End for two years. And that is and will always be a touchstone and an incredibly big part of my life. I did Le Mis in total for ten years of my life. So that show is a part of my DNA. I love it to death and will always love it, and I never got sick of it. I never thought I’d be doing this role, playing Billy Flynn in “Chicago”. It’s not one that I ever looked at and said, “Oh that’s a role I’ll be doing.” this has been a complete and utter surprise and I’m having an absolute blast. He’s a slick rapscallion lawyer and I love playing him. Can you give us your interpretation in the world within “Chicago”? This show is about Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly they’re merry

murderesses, they both killed men and they’ve hired a lawyer, that’s the guy I play, to help them escape being in jail for the rest of their lives or getting hanged for their crimes. Billy is the kind of guy who is most interested and fascinated how he can package a criminal as a flawed human being so that the public can connect and can forgive them. And then hopefully acquit them. It’s how our justice system works to this day, it seems. We can paint a person as the same as us, as flawed, and we can get the judge and the jury to feel empathetic to them and see themselves in them, then maybe they can acquit them. Regardless of if they’re guilty of their crime. We can point to many cases in our history and our recent history where it’s been pretty darn clear that a crime has been committed and they are let free. Billy is very interested in finding ways to package all of that into a very glitzy way that the public can become fascinated with his clients and say, “Hey, they’re just like me. They shouldn’t go to jail, let them free.” How is that you go about creating your interpretation of the character of Billy Flynn for your performance? What’s great is that I kind of came into the show somewhat blind a little bit. I had seen the show at encores when it was redone 22 years ago. I hadn’t seen it again, I saw the movie, so that I’m sure that had some subconscious inkling in my mind but I didn’t particularly think of Richard Gere’s performance as great as he was. We have to use the tools we have as ourselves and I was really thankful that Walter Bobbie came back to direct this company and it hasn’t personally any company in quite some time. So, it was great having the original director there. And so, he helped me find who Billy Flynn was in me and I was surprised to find out he’s not the nicest guy. The material is written so perfectly that there’s no wasted words, it’s so tight that I kinda just have to get out of its way and let the work do the work. As soon as I try to do anything with it I think that’s when I sort of coddle the work. And I think it’s important for the work to just come through me and let the audience engage in that work themselves as opposed to me forcing it onto them. In this production, is there anything in particular that you really enjoy, whether as an audience member, on stage or behind the scenes? What’s really cool about this show

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is that when I was watching it in rehearsal I couldn’t believe how much I laughed. It’s so clever, so funny and you sort of see the sexy marketing that we think of, and that’s what the show is about, it’s a very sexy show. But when you come in, I don’t think audiences realize how much they’ll laugh. So, I enjoy that every night, and some of the laughs that come from things I say are just so enjoyable. Beyond that we have a cast that is phenomenal. We have our two leading ladies that, you’re just not going to get better than them on the stage. So, I could watch them every night and not get tired of watching how amazing they are. For me, it’s the humor and the cast that’s up there every night. So why would you recommend people check out “Chicago” when it comes to San Jose? First of all, I’m excited to get to San Jose, I love San Jose. I have a sister that lives nearby, a sister and two nieces, so I’m excited to see them. But, listen, what’s great about traveling the country is the audiences respond regardless of where we are. They may be louder in other places, but I think this hits home in a time where we have a social conversation over what news is, and how we view lying and how we view criminal activity. If you’re the type of person that likes to see social commentary on stage you’re going to get all of that in this show and you’re going to have a great conversation afterward. If you are a person that just likes to be entertained, you’ll get that as well. It’s amazing dancing. It’s amazing music, it’s sexy and it’s hilarious. I ran into a guy in the elevator who had seen the show and he said "Hey I’ve never seen a live show before and I just couldn’t believe how you guys had it all. You had these beautiful women, unbelievable dancing and the music’s so great and you were hilarious.” And so, I think people are just surprised at how relevant this show is and it’ll continue to be because, oh boy we’re having crazy conversations in our lives now. And this was written in 1975 and the fact that it’s become more relevant now is a fascinating place we find ourselves in our country. I saw come on out, enjoy yourself, have a blast, and if you feel like having a great conversation afterwards you’ll have that as well. “Chicago” runs from November 1518, 2018 at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts.


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PATRÓN DEL TRABAJO Y LAS OPORTUNIDADES invocan para recibir de él, el favor de contar con sentimientos nobles y con un corazón caritativo. Miles de fieles dan fe y testimonio de haber recibido toda clase de milagros de San Martín Caballero. Quien en vida fuese, un hombre noble, generoso, sereno y bondadoso con el prójimo.

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Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador San Martín Caballero, es un santo muy aclamado dentro del catolicismo y de algunas iglesias cristianas no católicas. Desde hace varios siglos, se le considera el Santo Patrón del trabajo y las oportunidades. Por ello se puede observar con frecuencia en la entrada de establecimientos comerciales, una imagen del Santo. Esto, con el propósito de venerarle y al mismo tiempo pedirle su patrocinio espiritual para que los negocios sean prósperos. Muchos fieles también le

San Martín Caballero, también 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 volverse cristiano, vivió su vida como un monje, 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 ejército.” Una leyenda cuenta que cuando era soldado, encontró a un mendigo que estaba casi desnudo. Hacía un día muy frío, San Martín se quitó su capa y la cortó por mitad, dándole al hombre una de ellas. Esa noche se le apareció Cristo en su sueño, vestido en esa mitad de su capa, diciendo: “Martín me ha cubierto este día” El demonio trataba muy a menudo de tentar a San Martín, en diferentes formas, a veces como espíritus que le ofrecían poder y fortuna para tentarle, pero los ahuyentaba con sus oraciones y su crucifijo. El obispo San Hilario, le cedió unas tierras en una zona apartada de Francia

y allí fundó un monasterio. Más adelante vivió en Tours, en donde fundó otro monasterio, fue en ese lugar en el cual dedicó sus últimos años a la enseñanza de las sagradas escrituras. Fue un hombre humilde, que enseñó la bondad del alma a quienes le conocieron, amaba la creación de Dios y a la naturaleza en general. Su fecha de celebración es el 11 de noviembre. Con frecuencia se le ofrendan velas y veladoras color rojo, y se rezan novenas para alcanzar de él un milagro.

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APPLE’S NEW MACBOOK AIR, MAC MINI, IPAD PRO AND APPLE PENCIL The MacBook Air can be pre-ordered today and will be available next Wednesday, November 7. Mac Mini After 1475 days of waiting (as per 9to5Mac), Apple finally unveiled a new version of the Mac Mini. Like the MacBook Air, the entry point ($799) is considerably higher than the previous model ($499). Also like the MacBook Air, though, the new Mac Mini is a massive upgrade.

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With all flash storage, 5x faster processors (both four- and six-core), and 30x faster graphics, the new Mac Mini is a powerhouse (especially compared to previous versions). The entry level model features a 3.6GHz CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD; you can go up to 64GB of RAM and 2TB of SSD storage, but those upgrades will push the price tag even higher. The Mac Mini can be pre-ordered today and will be available next Wednesday, November 7. iPad Pro

On Tuesday at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Apple held its second major hardware event of the fall to unveil a new lineup of iPads, MacBooks, and more. The big takeaway: all of Apple’s new products are the best they’ve ever been … and also the most expensive they’ve ever been. If you’re looking to drop some serious coin this holiday season, here’s what you need to know. MacBook Air with Retina Display Apple’s most popular laptop now comes with Apple’s best laptop display. The new 13.3” MacBook Air starts at $1,199 and features a screen with four times the resolution of older models (2500×1600) — and less bezel than before. (It’s also lighter, thinner, and overall smaller.) You can buy the MacBook Air with either 8GB or 16GB of memory, and up to 1.5TB of storage space. All models come with three Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports and a battery life that Apple says will last 12 hours (web browsing) or 13 hours (“iTunes movie playback”). Apple is notorious for two things: making great products and exaggerating those products’ battery life. We’ll see how long they hold up in real-world scenarios. Rumors suggested the new MacBook Air would have a fingerprint sensor, and Apple delivered. Apple added a T2 security chip for Touch ID and Siri support, which the company says is the “most secure boot process of any notebook.” The new MacBook Air also has a 100 percent recycled aluminum frame, a new “third generation keyboard” (that Apple says is 4x more stable), a Force Touch trackpad (that’s 20 percent larger than its predecessor), and a 720p FaceTime camera with a three-mic array. The TL;DR is that the new MacBook Air is, far and away, the best MacBook Air that Apple has ever made. It’s also $200 more than the previous entry level MacBook Air, which retails for $999 (but can often be purchased for even less). Good news for the budget-conscious: the last-gen MacBook Air isn’t going anywhere (for now, anyway).

Love your iPhone XS? You’re going to love the new iPad Pro. Featuring no home button (Touch ID has been replaced by Face ID) and thinner bezels on all sides, Apple’s new lineup of iPad Pros are beautiful. Even better … they have no notch! The new models all feature Apple’s new eightcore A12X Bionic processor, which is even more powerful than the processor found in the iPhone XS Max. Need storage? You can now buy an iPad with up to 1TB of space. That’s… a lot for a tablet. For some people, that may be where the good news ends. Gone is the headphone jack (we hardly knew ye). Gone, too, is the Lightning port. In its place: a USB-C port (which can now be used to charge an iPhone, which is cool). That means, though, you’ll need to buy a new Smart Keyboard or Apple Pencil (more on that below) if you’re thinking of upgrading. There’s a new form factor in town, too: an 11inch model that starts at $799. Apple also updated its 12.9-inch (which starts at $999) and 10.5-inch (from $649) models, too. Apple Pencil While the first-generation Apple Pencil won’t work with the new iPad Pro, there’s good news: Apple has added a slew of new features to make buying another Pencil (somewhat) more tolerable. Apple unveiled the first updates to the Pencil since it was introduced three years ago, and they’re fairly substantial. The new Pencil adds gesture controls so that you can tap the sides to switch tools, which vary from app to app and can be fully customized. The Pencil now pairs to your iPad automatically and magnetically attaches to the side of a new iPad Pro. Even better, when it’s docked to the side of the iPad, it charges wirelessly. Like everything else Apple unveiled today, the new Pencil costs more than the last model: $129. Important to note: the new Pencil won’t work with old iPads, and the old Pencil won’t work with the brand-new ones. The original Pencil, which costs $99, will still be for sale.

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LAS ELECCIONES DE EEUU MANTIENEN LA POLARIZACIÓN POLÍTICA Y CAMBIAN PANORAMA solo de la oficina del presidente, sino en todo el Poder Ejecutivo. Dicha supervisión afectará la moderación en varias áreas políticas y pedirá cuentas a muchos funcionarios nombrados por el Ejecutivo que participan en actividades éticamente objetables.

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Los resultados de las elecciones celebradas esta semana en Estados Unidos cambiarán drásticamente el funcionamiento del Gobierno de ese país, aunque es poco probable que reduzcan la polarización partidista o mejoren el tono del debate político. Lo más significativo para la política nacional es que los demócratas ganaron el control de la Cámara de Representantes, mientras que los republicanos mantienen el control del Senado. Los demócratas de la Cámara participarán ahora en ingentes actividades de supervisión, lo que significa que habrá investigaciones no

El grado de involucramiento directo de los demócratas en las actividades del presidente dependerá en parte de si Donald Trump toma medidas para detener la investigación de Robert Mueller sobre la supuesta injerencia rusa en las elecciones de 2016. Si lo hace, esté alerta. Incluso si se permite que la investigación de Mueller continúe sin interferencias, las citaciones y audiencias serán utilizadas para analizar muchos aspectos de los enredos comerciales del presidente y cómo la Casa Blanca interactúa con la burocracia federal. Trump impugnará muchos de los esfuerzos de investigación en los tribunales, por lo que se tendrá que recurrir a la Corte Suprema. Esos procesos mostrarán si el Tribunal se ha vuelto tan partidario como muchos lamentablemente lo creen. Al controlar el Senado, los republicanos continuarán designando jueces conservadores y aprobando los nombramientos presidenciales. Con la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado controlados por diferentes partidos, el

estancamiento legislativo aumentará. Debido a que la polarización partidaria continuará, el compromiso es poco probable y pueden sucederse cierres de gobierno y políticas arriesgadas. La única excepción podría ser que se de un compromiso con respecto a la política de salud, porque los republicanos pueden tratar de eliminar ese tema de la agenda para futuras elecciones. El otro resultado importante de la elección del martes es que los demócratas ganaron varias gobernaciones, especialmente en el Medio Oeste de los EE.UU., que habían sido controladas por los republicanos. Estos gobernadores moderarán la tendencia de manipulación de distritos electorales ("gerrymandering") que favorecen a los republicanos en la redistribución que tendrá lugar después del censo de 2020, y ayudarán a los demócratas en las presidenciales de ese año. Mirando un poco más allá, es probable que buena parte de esos gobernadores demócratas del Medio Oeste se conviertan en candidatos presidenciales con opciones. La forma en que se llevó a cabo la elección aumenta la polarización partidista. Muchos de los republicanos que perdieron en las elecciones de la Cámara de Representantes fueron los llamados "moderados", los republicanos que sobreviven y los aspirantes son ahora aún más dependientes de los votantes "de base" que se adhieren a la retórica de Donald Trump. Sin el apoyo de esos votantes, los republicanos en busca de cargos

NOVEMBER 9 - 15, 2018 no sobrevivirán a las elecciones primarias. Trump logró reunir a sus votantes para las elecciones de medio término a niveles de participación cercanos a los observados en las elecciones presidenciales de 2016. En algunos estados y otras jurisdicciones locales se vieron acciones flagrantes para evitar el voto de ciertos sectores. Las acciones de los funcionarios republicanos en Georgia y Dakota del Norte fueron especialmente notorias. No está claro si estas acciones afectaron los resultados en esos estados. Muchos exvotantes republicanos apoyaron a los candidatos demócratas porque pensaron que al menos una rama del gobierno necesita ser controlada por la otra parte para actuar como elemento supervisor del presidente. Los demócratas lograron unirse en un mensaje respecto a las políticas de salud pública, pero en general las opiniones entre los demócratas son diversas y existen tensiones dentro del partido. Los votantes republicanos descontentos en el mejor de los casos aumentan esas tensiones, pero es más probable que estén disponibles para un nuevo partido político. Si se crea una facción centrista en el Partido Demócrata o si hay un contendiente de un tercer partido para presidente en 2020, podría intentar obtener el apoyo de estos exrepublicanos. Walter R. Mebane, Jr., profesor de los Departamentos de Ciencia Política y de Estadística en la Universidad de Michigan (EEUU)

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