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A call for affordable mortgages Cinthia Rodriguez El Observador

In solidarity with the Occupy Movement, members of the community group Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) and concerned residents occupied a Wells Fargo Bank branch and demanded that Rhina Alfaro receive a loan modification. ACCE members and their allies have taken action to win a loan modification for their members Gloria Takla and Rhina Alfaro. Unfortunately Chase and Wells refuse to give Takla and Alfaro loan modifications. “I am a Wells Fargo borrower and I am facing eviction as a result of the foreclosure of my home,” said Rhina Alfaro, member of ACCE's Home Defenders League.

Rhina Alfaro, 50, is a Wells Fargo borrower facing foreclosure. Alfaro is 50 years old and originally from El Salvador. She had been making payments on her mortgage until one of her payments was returned. The bank refused to take her payment. She explained that the bank thought she was spending more than she was earning. It’s been a year since that happened. She is a victim of two scam artists that promised her home back but instead they just took her money.

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The bank advised her to stop making payments. She took on a different loan and has paid the interests on that loan. She demands a permanent affordable loan modification.

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“I don’t deserve to lose my home. I work hard, I have income and I’m willing to make payments to the bank if they are affordable,” said Alfaro. “I'm joining with members of ACCE to fight back, save my home from foreclosure and demand that the Banks change the way they operate." A weekly newspaper serving Latinos in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Alfaro knows she needs help, she doesn’t believe she had done anything wrong and only wants to help her family. ACCE wants to keep the pressure on the banks, which is why they are asking all of you to make a call to Wells Fargo Senior Managers and tell them to give Alfaro an affordable loan modification. Call Regional President of Wells Fargo Tracy Curtis at (415) 623-7712 or email her at curtist@wellsfargo.com to let her know that Alfaro received a predatory loan, she was ripped off by foreclosure scam companies, she was given a temporary loan modification but not approved for a permanent affordable loan modification and that it is time for Wells Fargo to do the right thing and give Alfaro a permanent affordable loan modification today. Cinthia Rodriguez is the Editor of El Observador. Email her at: english.editor@el-observador.com

CONTRIBUTORS Mario Jimenez, Hector Curriel, Luis Alba Felix Pagas, Technology Writer ACCOUNTING Maria Espinoza-Duran maria@ el-observador.com

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Dog Goggle, Boots and Treats to K9s in Afghanistan Pro-Military group ships care packs to military working dogs. The care packages being sent include coffee, cookies, beef jerky, gatorade, deodorant and other helpful items for the troops, along with one pair of dog goggles, one set of boots and 2 bags of treats for the dogs. Nuevo DVD “Medicare Explicado” de UnitedHealthcare La galardonada personalidad de televisión María Antonieta Collins narra el DVD informativo para ayudar a superar las deficiencias en la disponibilidad de recursos de Medicare en español. El DVD apunta a reducir las desigualdades en el acceso a la atención preventiva por parte de los adultos mayores hispanos. Memorandum of Understanding The Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco, Carlos Felix and Susana Rincon, Director of the U.S. Department of Labor-Wage and Hour Division, San Francisco District Office signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Through this agreement, they institutionalize a collaborative relationship to provide all Mexican workers -regardless of their immigration status- in the Bay Area information, guidance, and access to education and training resources to help them exercise their workplace rights. Discovery En Español despide el año con una mega producción El canal estrena “Apocalipsis Maya”, una serie original de proporciones épicas que explora como nunca antes el fenómeno del 2012 y la fascinante civilización que lo originó. La serie de tres episodios, comienza el domingo 4 de diciembre a las 9 PM E/P en Discovery en Español. Kia Optima Hybrid Takes Top Honors he 2012 Kia Optima Hybrid recently was named to the Hispanic Motor Press Association’s (HMPA) “Top 10 Cars of the Year” list as the top Alternative Powerplant vehicle.  The award reflects the unique and distinctive preferences and needs of the influential Hispanic population in the U.S.

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm Location: National Hispanic University 14271 Story Rd. San Jose, CA Info: free event

Carol of Lights Date: December 3 Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm Location: Downtown Campbell | Info: htt p://caroloflights.com

Spanish Storytime Date: Fridays Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Location: Fremont Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538 Info: (510) 745-1414 Photo Exhibit: This Camera Fights Fascism Date: Now – December 4 Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm Tuesday – Sunday Location: de Saisset Museum Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA Fantasy of Lights Date: Nov. 25 – Dec. 31 Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm Location: Vasona Lake County Park 333 Blossom Hill Rd. Los Gatos, CA Info: (408) 355-2201 www.parkhere.org The Nutcracker Date: November 26 & 27 Time: 2:00pm Location: Bayside Performing Arts Center 2025 Kehoe Ave. San Mateo, CA Info: (800) 595-4849 www.pyb.org Children’s Health Initiatives 10th Anniversary Date: November 30 Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm Location: First Unitarian Church 160 N. 3rd St. San Jose, CA Zorro By Night Fiesta, Flamenco, Fire Date: December 1 Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Peralta Hacienda Historical Park 2465 34th Ave. Oakland, CA 94601

Info: (510) 532-9142 info@peraltahacienda.org Grace Christmas Faire Date: December 3 Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Location: Grace Church 2650 Aborn Rd. San Jose, CA 95121 Info: (408) 274-1200 www.gracechurchofevergreen. org Holiday Bazaar Date: December 3 Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm Location: St. Phillip’s Episcopal Church 5038 Hyland Ave. San Jose, CA 95127 Info: (408) 259-5327 Fall Color Tree Tour Date: December 3 Time: 11:00am Location: Out City Forest Office 151 W. Mission St. San Jose, CA Info: (408) 998-7337 ext. 108 treetours@ourcityforest.org Hunger Banquet Date: December 3 Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm Location: First Unitarian Church 160 N. 3rd St. San Jose, CA Info: (408) 460-2999 humanagenda@gmail.com John Saxtos Sextet, Grupo Raiz Date: December 3 Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm Location: Brava Theater 2781 24th St. San Francisco, CA Tickets: $18/$15 students & seniors www.brava.org Las Posadas: celebration for the holiday season Date: December 4

Enchanting Afternoon of Classical Chinese Art Date: December 4 Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Location: San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway Redwood City, CA 94063 Info: (650) 299-0104 www.historysmc.org Working Partnerships Holiday Fundraiser Date: December 7 Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm Location: IBEW Hall 2125 Canoas Garden Rd. San Jose, CA Info: minimum donation of $25 or new, unwrapped child’s toy Kwanzaa Festival Date: December 9 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Date: December 10 Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm Location: Evergreen Valley College 3095 Yerba Buena Rd. San Jose, CA Info: family festival Flamenco Society present: Juerga Date: December 11 Time: 3:30pm Location: Historic Hover Theatre 1635 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126 Info: flamencos@earthlink.net (510) 729-8355 American Red Cross Mobile Blood Drive Date: December 16 Time: 9:30am – 2:30pm Location: Rooms 309 – 311 National Hispanic University 14271 Story Rd. San Jose, CA Info: 1-800-733-2767 redcrossblood.org Free Clinic Location: Overfelt High School 1835 Cunningham Ave. San Jose, CA 95122 Info: 1-888-321-9972 Free Heart Screening for Children Date & time: by appointment Location: Valley Medical Center or family’s home Info: www.infant-heart.com (408) 885-4415

Tattoo Removalthe city helps youth remove tattoo, between 14 and 25 years of age Location: 1694 Adrian Way San Jose, CA 95122 Info: (408) 794-1660 Need Food? Info: 1-800-984-3663 www.shfb.org Las Posadas Día: 4 de diciembre Hora: 10:00am – 5:00pm Lugar: Universidad Nacional Hispana 14271 Story Rd. San Jose, CA Informes: gratis Celebración: Virgen de Guadalupe Dia: 11 de diciembre Hora: 12:00pm – 12:00am Dia: 12 de diciembre Hora: 12am – 12pm Lugar: Servicios de Familia Grail 2003 E. San Antonio St. San Jose, CA 95116 Informes: (408) 347-7892 ¿Preparados para una emergencia? Solicite plan informativo Llame a Graciela Alfaro (408) 849-2440 Clínica de salud gratuita The Pacific Free clinic Para personas que no tienen seguro médico Lugar: Overfelt High School 1835 Cunningham Avenue Informes: 1-888-321-9972. ¿Quieres sacarte el tatuaje? Se inicio la inscripción para jóvenes entre 14 y 25 años Lugar: 1694 Adrian Way San José, CA 95122 Informes:(408) 794-1660 Fax (408) 923-5215 Dpto de Salud Mental Llame al 1(800) 704-0900 o (408) 885-5673 y reciba ayudaDone celulares y pagers Lugar: Happy Hollow 1300 Senter Road Hora: 10:00am - 5:00 pm San Jose, CA 95112 Informes (408) 794-6404 ¿Necesita Comida? Informes: 1-800-984-3663 www.shfb.org. Registre su celular Reciba alertas de emergencia en español visite www. alertscc.gov

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Goya Foods dona 37,000 libras de alimentos Goya Foods, Inc., la empresa de alimentos de capital hispano más grande de los Estados Unidos, anunció una donación de 37,000 libras de alimentos destinados a los damnificados por las inundaciones en El Salvador.  La donación consiste de leche evaporada, frijoles, agua de coco y otros productos de la marca Goya.  

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Fighting Crime With a Booklet

Atención clientes de boletos de descuento de BART Jóvenes, mayores, y otros Los boletos de descuento de BART pronto sólo estarán disponibles en lugares limitados. Clipper será la mejor manera de obtener su descuento Los boletos de papel Rojos y Verdes van a desaparecer y estos descuentos sólo estarán disponibles con una tarjeta de Clipper. Aprenda más en línea en clippercard.com, u obtenga una tarjeta en las oficinas de la agencia de boletos de tránsito o en uno de estos eventos cerca de usted: • Viernes, 4 de noviembre, Walgreens Balfour, 10am - 4pm, 2271 Balfour Road. Brentwood • Lunes, 7 de noviembre, Fruitvale BART, 6:30am - 6:30pm, Oakland • Lunes, 7 de noviembre, Walgreens Daly City, 1pm - 5pm, 216 Westlake Ctr, Daly City • Martes, 8 de noviembre, St. Mary’s Gardens Senior Center, 2pm - 4pm, 201 10th St. Oakland • Miércoles, 9 de noviembre, Bayfair BART, 6:30 am - 10am, 4pm - 7pm, San Leandro • Jueves, 10 de noviembre, Walnut Creek Senior Center, 9am - 3pm, 1375 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek • Jueves, 10 de noviembre, Pittsburg Senior Center, 11am - 1pm, 300 Presidio Lane, Pittsburg • Viernes, 11 de noviembre, Hayward BART, 6:30am - 6:30pm • Viernes, 11 de noviembre, School for the Deaf, 8:30am - 3:15pm, evento estudiantil sólo, Fremont • Lunes, 14 de noviembre, South Hayward BART, 6:30am - 6:30pm • Lunes, 14 de noviembre, Antioch Senior Center, 9am - 11am, 415 West 2nd St., Antioch • Lunes, 14 de noviembre, Walgreens Milbrae, 1pm - 5pm, 615 Broadway, Milbrae • Martes, 15 de noviembre, Richmond Senior Center, 9:30am - 11:30am, 2525 Macdonald St., Richmond • Martes, 15 de noviembre, Rossmoor, 8am - 2pm, residentes solamente, Walnut Creek • Miércoles, 16 de noviembre, Fremont BART, 6:30am - 6:30pm

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Local Group Works to Reduce Crime in Eastside San Jose with Distribution of a Common-Sense Moral Code San Jose, CA

It may seem ambitious to try to fight crime with a booklet, but that is precisely what a group of South Bay residents is doing: distributing thousands of copies of a booklet called “The Way to Happiness” in Eastside San Jose. “The Way to Happiness” contains values found in nearly all cultures, ethnic groups and religions: honor and help your parents, be trustworthy, do not steal, treat people the way you want to be treated, and seventeen more. The distribution was started on July 23 by Elaine Manley, the volunteer coordinator for the San Jose Area. Volunteers started passing out booklets in the neighborhoods east of King and Story, and have spread out from there. To date, more than 7,000 copies have been distributed. Ms. Manley says, “The Way to Happiness” has helped to reduce crime in

Natasha Tavora Baker

• Viernes, 18 de noviembre, Downtown Berkeley, 13:00-20:00

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• Martes, 22 de noviembre, Colma Station, 3pm - 7pm • Miércoles, 23 de noviembre, El Cerrito Senior Center, 11am - 1pm, 6510 Stockton Ave, Richmond. • Martes, 29 de noviembre, Walgreens Milbrae, 1pm - 5pm, 45 S El Camino Real, Milbrae • Miércoles, 30 de noviembre, Walgreens San Mateo, 1pm - 5pm, 191 E. 3rd St., San Mateo Habrá más eventos muy pronto, revise en www. bart.gov o llame al Centro de Información de Tránsito de BART al (510) 465-2278.

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ness” was written by L. Ron Hubbard in 1981 as a moral code based on common sense. It was specifically written so that it could be followed by anyone, of any race, color or creed. More information and an online version of “The Way to Happiness” are available at www.thewaytohappiness.org or by calling 866-544-8984.

1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds

• Viernes, 18 de noviembre, Walgreens Daly City, 10am - 2pm, 6100 Mission Blvd., Daly City. • Lunes, 21 de noviembre, Daly City Station, 3pm - 7pm

in many parts of the world. Gregory Smith of the American Red Cross reported tangible and significant results in the Philippines. Alfred Tsetsane, South Africa’s Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Services, reports that not one of his prisoners who have done “The Way to Happiness” program has returned to prison.

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Launched by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, along with the City of San Jose, and endorsed by the Cities Association of Santa Clara County, 1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds endeavors to narrow the achievement gap in Silicon Valley by leveraging the creative energy of our workforce and residents – the world’s most innovative workforce and residents – to

support local students who are struggling most in the core areas of literacy, math and science. The objective is to find 1000 caring adult volunteers to serve as tutors and mentors to 1000 K-8 public school students. 1000 Hearts for 1000

Minds makes it easy to turn a small amount of time into a big impact. Volunteers are asked to commit as little as one hour a week for as little as 8-12 weeks. Through our 11 non-profit partner programs, opportunities are available at times and locations convenient for everyone. For only one hour a week, you can change the life of a child. TO VOLUNTEER: Call Natasha Tavora Baker, SLVG, 408-501-7874 or Email: mnbaker@svleadershipgroup.org


Mis gracias a los lectores y muchos mas Cinthia Rodriguez El Observador

La semana pasada me di cuenta de que tengo un montón de cosas de que estar agradecida. Todo empezó con una platica que tuve con mi mamá. Mi mama vive en Fresno, una ciudad muy pequeña en la que trabajas en los campos o en empacadoras. Yo vivo en San José, donde la tecnología te rodea, pero soy feliz siendo una periodista que trabaja para esta publicación que lees. Esto va a sonar muy cursi, pero estoy dispuesto a arriesgar mi reputación de hardcore y admitir que estoy muy agradecida de tener la madre que tengo. Ella es mi héroe. Pero ahora a volver a lo que me hizo darme cuenta que tenía mucho de que es-

tar agradecida. Mi madre me llamó y hablamos por teléfono dos o tres veces a la semana así que cuando me llamo no pensé mucho en él porque. Mi madre es una señora muy franca así que no tardó en pedirme algo de dinero para su coche. Por supuesto le dije que le daría el dinero en cuanto me pagaran. No me gustaría que perdiera su coche. Después de colgar me di cuenta de que soy muy afortunada de tener un trabajo y que trabajo con personas que creen en mí y me empujan a hacer lo mejor posible. Estoy muy consciente de que Acción de Gracias es una fiesta extraña, pero me gusta pensar en ella como una oportunidad para contar mis bendiciones. Así que si usted tiene un trabajo y lo disfruta un poco o

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mucho espero que este agradecido por eso. También entiendo que hay una gran cantidad de personas que ocupan las ciudades debido a la falta de puestos de trabajo. No me gusta insistir en lo malo, así que lo reconozco y sigo adelante. Este año le doy gracias a mi madre Rosario por todo su apoyo, el de su bolsillo (antes de graduarme de la universidad) y mas importante el apoyo emocional que siempre brinda. También le doy gracias a mi “pareja en crimen” Luii, por aguantar todos mis berrinches. Me siento muy afortunada de tener la familia que tengo. Por ultimo, quisiera dar las gracias a esta publicación por tomarse un riesgo conmigo y a todos que nos dan una oportunidad de informarlos semana tras semana.

Hector Curriel hcurrie1777@yahoo.com

HONESTY, INTEGRITY, AND MORALITY Hilbert Morales, EL OBSERVADOR Hmorales@el-observador.com

This 2011 Thanksgiving Day let us all be very thankful that, in America, it is still possible to disagree while assembling peaceably without being fearful of retribution. One of the successes of the Occupy Wall Street (OSW) movement is that the income and tax rate disparities are now being discussed along with other policy issues. However, nothing will change unless certain powerful and influential entities become very uncomfortable. The leaders of the OSW movement have too many issues which require changes in public policy and corporate business practices. Today there are too many very wealthy influential persons and multinational corporations which reap profits where they did not sow nor toil simply because elected officials can be influenced with large amounts of money by lobbyists. What is needed most is the return of business practices which are honest, have full integrity, and are moral in every respect. Mohatma Ghandi stated, “In any community and its economy, capitalism without morality is sinful.” What the very wealthy and influential need to realize is that a return to those balanced practices of the post World War II era would essentially re-establish the American consumer economy which is still the most powerful economic engine on earth. It was the freedoms enjoyed by residents of America to assemble peaceably as long as the standards of morality, integrity and honesty, essentially law and order, were practiced in a manner that created ‘a greater

good’ enjoyed by the many. Today, the 99% are finally objecting to the erosion of job opportunity for the middle class skilled laborer. A current economic study at Stanford University reveals that in 1975, 65% had middle class income levels which permitted discretionary spending and 17% were the working poor. Today, only 45% have middle class incomes and the working poor level is 35%. While the middle class income remained static, the income of the very wealthy increased 270%. This has been the result of public policy establishing corporate welfare which is complex (tax credits, subsidies, and accelerated depreciation) along with lower or avoided taxes. It is simply immoral for very profitable corporations to pay no taxes simply because of existing tax loopholes while using the nation’s infrastructure paid for by others. It is not right for the Congressional Bipartisan Super Committee to not agree to propose an increased tax rate for those whose earnings exceed one million dollars. It was not forthright and honest public policy for the former Bush Administration to enter into two wars that were funded by money borrowed from China. The burden of those wars fell upon a small professional volunteer military force and the middle class. The outcome is that Americans were not engaged in a ‘we are at war’ consciousness. Today the cost of those public policies has produced a situation wherein the American middle class has had enough. These are the 99.9% who are now voiceing their extreme disappointment. The former economy was fair to all though

it had its defects. The American Dream was possible. What is required today is to ponder Albert Einstein’s statement, “You cannot solve a problem from the mindset that created it.” Continued investment in several major economic areas is required, never mind the national deficit. Education and training must be funded while being transformed by the prudent application of information technology which permits an individual to proceed at a self-determined personal pace. Also required is support of the nation’s infrastructure along with the provision of the essentials of living: Access to housing, food, medical care, and social services even if socialistic programs are implemented. The OSW movement must demand that government monitor all business activity with no exception in order to be able to reveal where ‘sinful immoral capitalism’ is being practiced. It is time for the universal practice of honesty, integrity and morality in all transactions. Capitalism has succeeded in creating and amassing wealth, however it is now time to figure out how to distribute that wealth to the many so our form of democracy can survive to fulfill its future destiny. Let’s get back to the basics of conducting business with full honesty, integrity and morality. The OSW movement is being transformed into the 99% MOVEMENT because people have had it ! Let’s be thankful that happened in a peaceful manner.

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Atención clientes de boletos de descuento de BART Jóvenes, mayores, y otros Los boletos de descuento de BART pronto sólo estarán disponibles en lugares limitados. Clipper será la mejor manera de obtener su descuento Los boletos de papel Rojos y Verdes van a desaparecer y estos descuentos sólo estarán disponibles con una tarjeta de Clipper. Aprenda más en línea en clippercard.com, u obtenga una tarjeta en las oficinas de la agencia de boletos de tránsito o en uno de estos eventos cerca de usted: • Viernes, 4 de noviembre, Walgreens Balfour, 10am - 4pm, 2271 Balfour Road. Brentwood • Lunes, 7 de noviembre, Fruitvale BART, 6:30am - 6:30pm, Oakland • Lunes, 7 de noviembre, Walgreens Daly City, 1pm - 5pm, 216 Westlake Ctr, Daly City • Martes, 8 de noviembre, St. Mary’s Gardens Senior Center, 2pm - 4pm, 201 10th St. Oakland • Miércoles, 9 de noviembre, Bayfair BART, 6:30 am - 10am, 4pm - 7pm, San Leandro • Jueves, 10 de noviembre, Walnut Creek Senior Center, 9am - 3pm, 1375 Civic Dr. Walnut Creek • Jueves, 10 de noviembre, Pittsburg Senior Center, 11am - 1pm, 300 Presidio Lane, Pittsburg • Viernes, 11 de noviembre, Hayward BART, 6:30am - 6:30pm • Viernes, 11 de noviembre, School for the Deaf, 8:30am - 3:15pm, evento estudiantil sólo, Fremont • Lunes, 14 de noviembre, South Hayward BART, 6:30am - 6:30pm • Lunes, 14 de noviembre, Antioch Senior Center, 9am - 11am, 415 West 2nd St., Antioch • Lunes, 14 de noviembre, Walgreens Milbrae, 1pm - 5pm, 615 Broadway, Milbrae • Martes, 15 de noviembre, Richmond Senior Center, 9:30am - 11:30am, 2525 Macdonald St., Richmond • Martes, 15 de noviembre, Rossmoor, 8am - 2pm, residentes solamente, Walnut Creek • Miércoles, 16 de noviembre, Fremont BART, 6:30am - 6:30pm • Jueves, 17 de noviembre, El Cerrito Del Norte, 4pm - 7pm, El Cerrito • Viernes, 18 de noviembre, Walgreens Daly City, 10am - 2pm, 6100 Mission Blvd., Daly City.

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• Viernes, 18 de noviembre, Downtown Berkeley, 13:00-20:00 • Lunes, 21 de noviembre, Daly City Station, 3pm - 7pm • Martes, 22 de noviembre, Colma Station, 3pm - 7pm • Miércoles, 23 de noviembre, El Cerrito Senior Center, 11am - 1pm, 6510 Stockton Ave, Richmond. • Martes, 29 de noviembre, Walgreens Milbrae, 1pm - 5pm, 45 S El Camino Real, Milbrae • Miércoles, 30 de noviembre, Walgreens San Mateo, 1pm - 5pm, 191 E. 3rd St., San Mateo Habrá más eventos muy pronto, revise en www. bart.gov o llame al Centro de Información de Tránsito de BART al (510) 465-2278.

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Black Friday: Invest in the Community by Shopping Small This Weekend Sacramento, CA, — John Kabateck, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business, California’s leading small-business association, is encouraging holiday shoppers to invest in their communities by shopping at small businesses the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. “Black Friday is when a lot of people get up early and line up outside the giant department stores, but if you’re looking for something unique and want to support your community, then you need to shop at small businesses, too,”

Kabateck said. NFIB has a list of small businesses offering special deals this weekend at w w w.NFIB.com/shopsmall. The busy holiday shopping season is especially critical to California’s small businesses, which are still struggling to rebound from the weak economy. Statespecific data isn’t available, but according to NFIB’s most recent Small Business Optimism Index, the No. 1 problem facing small business last month remained “poor sales,” followed by government regulations and taxes. (Download the full report at http://

w w w.nfib.com/sbetindex.) “Small businesses are what drives California’s economy, and if we’re going to create jobs in this state, we need a healthy small-business community,” he said. “Small and independent business owners are among the most generous supporters of civic groups, local charities, youth sports, school activities and virtually every other form of community activity,” Kabateck said. “Shopping locally is a way for people to help their friends and neighbors and create jobs and opportunities in our communities.

Un futuro financiero más brillante implica desarrollar (y reconstruir) el crédito (ARA)

La mayoría de las personas ya tienen las claves para su futuro financiero en el bolsillo. Para desarrollar un futuro financiero positivo a través del crédito, considere dar los siguientes pasos: • Utilizar una tarjeta de crédito con depósito de garantía. Si su historial de crédito no es tan bueno como usted desearía, o si nunca ha tenido una tarjeta de crédito, obtenerla puede ser difícil, si no imposible. Sin embargo, opciones como la Tarjeta con Depósito de Garantía de Wells Fargo no sólo actúan como una opción de pago, sino como una manera de desarrollar y recomponer el crédito. Con una tarjeta con depósito de garantía, usted deposita fondos en una cuenta, que se mantiene como depósito de garantía. Si usted utiliza la tarjeta de manera responsable, efectuando los pagos según sea necesario, estará estableciendo un patrón de uso positivo que será enviado a agencias de informes de crédito, y podría mejorar

El factor más importante para el desarrollo y la reconstrucción del crédito es la perseverancia. su calificación de crédito. • Realizar pagos puntualmente, para todas sus cuentas. Ya sea que se trate de su tarjeta de crédito, el teléfono, la electricidad, el alquiler u otros servicios públicos, es fundamental no postergar los pagos. Los pagos atrasados u omitidos ponen en duda su solvencia para las agencias dedicadas a establecer su calificación de crédito. Es recomendable establecer pagos automáticos o recurrentes para que se mantenga

bien encaminado; de ese modo, nunca se le pasará por alto una fecha de vencimiento si extravía una cuenta. • Elaborar un presupuesto y respetarlo. Para asegurarse de que pueda pagar todas sus cuentas (y de que lo haga puntualmente) es importante establecer un presupuesto. Examine todos sus gastos mensuales, súmelos y compárelos con sus ingresos. Si sus fondos son muy limitados, busque aquellos gastos en los que podría hacer recortes.


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6.1 millones de niños pobres en 2010

Más niños que nunca viven en la pobreza Center for American Progress

Un número alarmante de niños en Estados Unidos son pobres. Los últimos datos del Censo revelan que en 2010, más de uno de cada cinco niños estadounidenses vivía en condiciones de pobreza. Los niños de color tienen las tasas más altas, con casi 40 por ciento de los niños afroamericanos y 35 por ciento de los niños hispanos por debajo del umbral de la pobreza. Los niños latinos constituyen el mayor grupo étnico de niños en pobreza, con 6.1 millones de niños pobres en 2010. Estos niños sufren en la escuela: los jóvenes pobres tienen tasas más altas de fracaso escolar y una mayor probabilidad de retención de grado. Los niños de las familias pobres son dos veces más propensos a repetir un año, y aproximadamente diez veces más propensos a abandonar la escuela secundaria. Aún queda mucho por hacer para mejorar el acceso a los programas preescolares a pesar de que se han ampliado a un ritmo prometedor en la última década. Por ejemplo, sólo 40 por ciento de los niños de cuatro años están inscritos en los programas de educación preescolar financiados por el gobierno. Esta cifra es aún peor para los niños de tres años. De hecho, todavía hay 10 estados que no tienen ningún tipo de programa preescolar público. No es sorprendente, entonces, que en las comunidades de bajos ingresos, los niños entran en la escuela con un promedio de 12 a 14 meses detrás de sus compañeros de familias de mayores ingresos. Estas estadísticas son especialmente preocupantes porque el éxito académico es un indicador im-

portante de los ingresos y los índices de criminalidad. Cómo la Educación Preescolar Puede Ayudar Los programas preescolares de alta calidad han demostrado que mejoran el rendimiento académico y les dan a los niños las habilidades y herramientas para tener éxi-

to y contribuir a la sociedad. El financiar los programas de educación preescolar es también una de las inversiones más sensatas que podemos hacer. Diversos informes determinan que, en promedio, la sociedad ve un retorno de $7 por cada $1 invertido en programas de educación preescolar.

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Los costos para nuestro ya sobrecargado sistema de escuelas públicas se reducen significativamente ya que los participantes en los programas de educación preescolar tienen menos probabilidades de repetir el grado y no requieren de costosos programas de educación especial.

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¡La leche sabe que el desayuno estimula tu éxito diario y ahora queremos ayudar a prepararte para una vida entera de éxito! La Campaña Nacional del Bigote de Leche “got milk?”, en asociación con USA TODAY, anuncia que está llamando a inscribirse para participar en el programa del 15to. Premio (SAMMY) al atleta escolar del Bigote de Leche del año. El Premio SAMMY reconoce a 25 atletas escolares sobresalientes graduados de la secundaria que representan la excelencia en el ámbito académico, atlético, del servicio comunitario y del liderazgo, y que dan lo mejor de sí cada día tomando un nutritivo vaso de leche con el desayuno. La Beca SAMMY recompensa a esos excepcionales graduados de secundaria

Got milk? está llamando a inscribirse para los 15to. Premio Anual de Becas SAMMY ayudándolos a compensar algunos de los costos asociados con la matricula para ir a la universidad. La beca ayuda a educar a los jóvenes y sus familias sobre el valor que tiene tomar decisiones importantes – como beber leche baja en grasa, comenzar su día con un desayuno rico en nutrientes y maximizar su potencial para alcanzar grandes cosas dentro y fuera del campo deportivo. Veinticinco jóvenes con logros recibirán una beca para la universidad de $7,500, y asistirán a una ceremonia de premiación con celebridades que se llevará a cabo en Disney World y será inmortalizado en un anuncio especial del Bigote de Leche que

aparecerá en USA TODAY. Inscríbete ahora: Alcanza tu potencial con SAMMY Los graduados de secundaria que estén interesados en inscribirse para el programa de Premios SAMMY 2012 deberían visitar www.facebook.com/ MilkMustache. A todos los inscritos se les exige que describan en 250 palabras o menos cómo el desayuno con leche les ayuda a alcanzar todo su potencial académico, atlético, en el servicio a su comunidad y liderazgo. Las inscripciones deberán ser enviadas no más tarde del 9 de marzo de 2012. Para tener acceso a las reglas del concurso, los formularios de inscripción, consejos y videos exclusivos de celebridades del Bigote de Leche, entren en www.facebook.com/MilkMustache.

La disminución de los índices de criminalidad se traducen en un menor gasto para nuestro sistema judicial. Las mayores tasas de ingresos de los participantes de programas de educación preescolar resultan en mayores contribuciones al sistema tributario. Los participantes de programas de educación preescolar tienden a consumir menos servicios sociales del gobierno.

Pero este número puede ser aún mayor. En un estudio longitudinal de los niños en situación de riesgo, los participantes en un programa preescolar de alta calidad tuvieron más éxito académico a los 19 años de edad que el grupo de control, y también desarrollaron fuertes habilidades sociales y tuvieron mejores perspectivas económicas. Para los 27 años de edad, los participantes tenían menores tasas de arrestos, mayores niveles de ingresos, y mayores tasas de graduación de la escuela secundaria. Los beneficios sólo crecieron a medida que los participantes cumplían años, y se multiplicaron para los 40 años.

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Los que comienzan su día con leche pueden rebibir becas

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Línea de Ayuda Bilingüe y Gratis Para los Padres de Adolescentes Que Abusan Drogas o Alcohol NEW YORK PRNewswireHispanic PR Wire

The Partnership at Drugfree.org ha lanzado una línea de ayuda, gratis y bilingüe (inglés/español), dedicada a los padres y a las familias que no tienen acceso a los recursos en drugfree.org, y que desean hablar con un trabajador social calificado sobre el uso de drogas o alcohol de sus adolescentes. Muchos padres se frustran cuando tratan de localizar información efectiva sobre intervención y tratamiento para sus hijos, y muchas veces sus esfuerzos resultan en búsquedas ineficaces en el internet. Esta nueva línea de ayuda trata de llenar ese vacío y proveerá información útil a través de conversaciones con expertos en este tema – cuando la familia del adolescente sufriendo de una adicción más lo necesita. La línea de ayuda para los padres – 1-855-DRUGFREE

– (1-855-378-4373) está dirigida por trabajadores sociales con experiencia práctica en intervención y tratamiento para el abuso de las drogas y del alcohol. Estos especialistas ofrecen asesoramiento y recursos que pueden ayudar a los padres a tomar un plan de acción para los adolescentes que sufren del abuso de substancias, y si es apropiado, les ofrecerán una lista de facilidades de trata-

para ayudarlos a entender las necesidades de sus hijos, obtener información sobre opciones de tratamiento apropiados y dar apoyo a la familia entera durante el proceso de recuperación. “Cuando recibimos llamadas de padres que buscan ayuda y escuchamos sus historias – nos damos cuenta de los problemas y trastornos emocionales que acompañan

La línea de ayuda para los padres – 1-855-DRUGFREE – 1-855-378-4373 miento en su comunidad. La línea de ayuda, la cual se ha comprobado ser efectiva en un periodo de estudio desde abril, no es una línea telefónica de crisis de 24 horas y funcionará de lunes a viernes desde las 10:00 am hasta las 6:00 pm EST. Los profesionales de la línea telefónica trabajaran directamente con los padres

la adicción de un hijo,” dijo Rachel Lauria, MSW, especialista bilingüe para la línea de ayuda. “Nosotros podremos ayudar a los padres hacer un plan de acción efectivo de prevención o intervención. También podemos ayudarlos a buscar tratamiento e información a través de nuestros recursos, con bases científicas, que hemos construido en la página drugfree.org.”

Santa Clara County Infants are Dying from Unsafe Sleeping Practices

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Tragically, unsafe sleeping practices have been responsible for the deaths of 41 infants in Santa Clara County within the last six years. To date, in 2011, 3 confirmed infant deaths have been caused by unsafe sleeping practices. In an effort to prevent any more of these tragic deaths, parents and caregivers are being cautioned to be aware of unsafe sleeping practices. It is extremely unsafe to put an infant to sleep on an adult bed, couch, sofa bed, or other soft surface, such as a pillow. Infants can die when they become trapped between cushions, or have their

faces pressed into soft bedding or pillows, ultimately suffocating. Bed sharing with an infant is also an extremely dangerous practice. When adults, older children or large pets share a bed or other sleeping surface with a baby, they can easily roll over on top of or up against the baby without even being aware of it during deep sleep, thus causing the baby to suffocate. Infants under one year of age should be put to sleep on their backs, alone, and in their cribs or bassinets. Babies should never sleep with adults, older children or large pets, and their cribs or bassinets should not contain

any toys, stuffed animals, or soft bedding. Babies should never sleep on adult beds, chairs, sofas, waterbeds, cushions, or nursing pillows. In Santa Clara County, the average age of the babies who died since 2005 due to unsafe sleep was three months old, and almost all of them died before they turned seven months old. Most were born full term and were healthy babies. To determine that unsafe sleeping is what caused the deaths of infants in these cases, the Medical Examiner in Santa Clara County has conducted thorough scene and medical investigations that include baby-doll reenactments.


No ignore las señales de aviso de la presión arterial alta. Pregúntele a su médico cómo Diovan puede ayudarle a que su nivel de presión arterial sea más saludable.

La presión arterial normal para la mayoría de adultos sanos es inferior a 120/80. Cada día que sus cifras están en 140/90 o más, usted está dañando sus vasos sanguíneos y haciendo que su corazón trabaje más. DIOVAN relaja y ensancha los vasos sanguíneos permitiendo que la sangre fluya más fácilmente. DIOVAN es el medicamento de venta con receta número 1 de su tipo.* DIOVAN empieza a hacer efecto desde el primer día que lo toma. Pregúntele a su médico hoy mismo por DIOVAN. Para obtener más información, visite www.Diovan.com.

* DIOVAN es un bloqueador de los receptores de angiotensina (ARB). DIOVAN es un medicamento de venta con receta que se utiliza para tratar la presión arterial alta en adultos. INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE SOBRE SEGURIDAD: ¿Cuál es la información más importante que debo saber sobre DIOVAN? Si queda embarazada, deje de tomar DIOVAN y llame de inmediato a su médico. DIOVAN puede dañar al feto causando lesiones o incluso la muerte. Si tiene planeado quedar embarazada, hable con su médico sobre otras opciones de tratamiento para bajar la presión arterial alta antes de tomar DIOVAN. DIOVAN puede producir efectos secundarios graves como presión arterial baja (hipotensión), especialmente si toma diuréticos, consume una dieta con bajo contenido de sal, recibe tratamiento con diálisis, tiene problemas cardíacos, o tiene un cuadro de vómitos o diarrea. Acuéstese si se siente mareado o percibe que puede desmayarse y llame de inmediato a su médico. Otros efectos secundarios graves que se pueden presentar con DIOVAN son problemas renales. Llame a su médico si se le hinchan los pies, los tobillos o las manos, o sube de peso de forma inexplicable.

Informe a su médico sobre todos los medicamentos que utilice, en especial otros medicamentos para la presión arterial alta o un problema cardíaco, diuréticos, suplementos de potasio y sustitutos de la sal que contienen potasio o medicamentos antiinflamatorios no esteroideos (NSAID, por sus siglas en inglés, como ibuprofeno o naproxeno). Los efectos secundarios más comunes observados con DIOVAN en el tratamiento de la presión arterial alta son dolor de cabeza, mareos, síntomas de gripe, cansancio y dolor estomacal (abdominal). Le animamos a que avise a la FDA sobre cualquier efecto negativo a un medicamento de venta con receta. Visite www.FDA.gov/medwatch o llame al 1-800-FDA-1088. Si no cuenta con cobertura de medicamentos de venta con receta y no tiene cómo pagarlos, llame al 1-800-245-5356 o visite pap.novartis.com. Consulte en la siguiente página INFORMACIÓN DEL PRODUCTO IMPORTANTE PARA EL PACIENTE.

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Informe a su médico sobre todas sus afecciones médicas, incluido si está embarazada o planea quedar embarazada, está lactando, tiene alergias, enfermedad cardíaca o problemas hepáticos o renales.

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Patient Information

DIOVAN® (DYE´-o-van)

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Read the Patient Information that comes with DIOVAN before you take it and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This leaflet does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your medical condition or treatment. If you have any questions about DIOVAN, ask your doctor or pharmacist. What is the most important information I should know about DIOVAN? Taking DIOVAN during pregnancy can cause injury and even death to your unborn baby. If you get pregnant, stop taking DIOVAN and call your doctor right away. Talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your blood pressure if you plan to become pregnant. What is DIOVAN? DIOVAN is a prescription medicine called an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It is used in adults to: • lower high blood pressure (hypertension) in adults and children, 6 to 16 years of age. • treat heart failure in adults. In these patients, DIOVAN may lower the need for hospitalization that happens from heart failure. • improve the chance of living longer after a heart attack (myocardial infarction) in adults. DIOVAN is not for children under 6 years of age or children with certain kidney problems. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension). Blood pressure is the force in your blood vessels when your heart beats and when your heart rests. You have high blood pressure when the force is too much. DIOVAN can help your blood vessels relax so your blood pressure is lower. High blood pressure makes the heart work harder to pump blood throughout the body and causes damage to the blood vessels. If high blood pressure is not treated, it can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and vision problems. Heart Failure occurs when the heart is weak and cannot pump enough blood to your lungs and the rest of your body. Just walking or moving can make you short of breath, so you may have to rest a lot. Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction): A heart attack is caused by a blocked artery that results in damage to the heart muscle. What should I tell my doctor before taking DIOVAN? Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions including whether you: • have any allergies. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in DIOVAN. • have a heart condition • have liver problems • have kidney problems • are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. See “What is the most important information I should know about DIOVAN?” • are breast-feeding. It is not known if DIOVAN passes into your breast milk. You and your doctor should decide if you will take DIOVAN or breast-feed, but not both. Talk with your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you take DIOVAN. Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take: • other medicines for high blood pressure or a heart problem • water pills (also called “diuretics”) • potassium supplements • a salt substitute • nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen or naproxen) Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines with you to show to your doctor and pharmacist when a new medicine is prescribed. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking any new medicine. Your doctor or pharmacist will know what medicines are safe to take together. How should I take DIOVAN? • Take DIOVAN exactly as prescribed by your doctor. • For treatment of high blood pressure, take DIOVAN one time each day, at the same time each day. • If your child cannot swallow tablets, or if tablets are not available in the prescribed strength, your pharmacist will mix DIOVAN as a liquid suspension for your child. If your child switches between taking the tablet and the suspension, your doctor will adjust the dose as needed. Shake the bottle of suspension well for at least 10 seconds before pouring the dose of medicine to give to your child. • For adult patients with heart failure or who have had a heart attack, take DIOVAN two times each day, at the same time each day. Your doctor may start you on a low dose of DIOVAN and may increase the dose during your treatment. • DIOVAN can be taken with or without food.

• If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to your next dose, do not take the missed dose. Take the next dose at your regular time. • If you take too much DIOVAN, call your doctor or Poison Control Center, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. What are the possible side effects of DIOVAN? DIOVAN may cause the following serious side effects: Injury or death to an unborn baby. See “What is the most important information I should know about DIOVAN?” Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension). Low blood pressure is most likely to happen if you also take water pills, are on a low-salt diet, get dialysis treatments, have heart problems, or get sick with vomiting or diarrhea. Lie down, if you feel faint or dizzy. Call your doctor right away. Kidney problems. Kidney problems may get worse in people that already have kidney disease. Some people will have changes on blood tests for kidney function and may need a lower dose of DIOVAN. Call your doctor if you get swelling in your feet, ankles, or hands, or unexplained weight gain. If you have heart failure, your doctor should check your kidney function before prescribing DIOVAN. The most common side effects of DIOVAN used to treat people with high blood pressure include: • headache • flu symptoms • stomach (abdominal pain) • dizziness • tiredness Side effects were generally mild and brief. They generally have not caused patients to stop taking DIOVAN. The most common side effects of DIOVAN used to treat people with heart failure include: • dizziness • joint and back pain • low blood pressure • tiredness • diarrhea • high blood potassium Common side effects of DIOVAN used to treat people after a heart attack which caused them to stop taking the drug include: • low blood pressure • cough • high blood creatinine (decreased kidney function) • rash Tell your doctor if you get any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of DIOVAN. For a complete list, ask your doctor or pharmacist. How do I store DIOVAN? • Store DIOVAN tablets at room temperature between 59° to 86°F (15°C-30°C). • Keep DIOVAN tablets in a closed container in a dry place. • Store bottles of DIOVAN suspension at room temperature less than 86°F (30°C) for up to 30 days, or refrigerate between 35°F-46°F (2°C-8°C) for up to 75 days. • Keep DIOVAN and all medicines out of the reach of children. General information about DIOVAN Medicines are sometimes prescribed for conditions that are not mentioned in patient information leaflets. Do not use DIOVAN for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give DIOVAN to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them. This leaflet summarizes the most important information about DIOVAN. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about DIOVAN that is written for health professionals. For more information about DIOVAN, ask your pharmacist or doctor, visit www.DIOVAN.com on the Internet, or call 1-866-404-6361. What are the ingredients in DIOVAN? Active ingredient: valsartan Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, crospovidone, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, iron oxides (yellow, black and/or red), magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol 8000, and titanium dioxide

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TECHNOLOGY

What’s The Best Gadget Gift For Someone in One of These Groups? Retrevo.com

most popular gift for men.

Tablets are at the top of just about everyone’s list but there are other gadgets that would surely make that special someone happy. Here are some suggestions:

Best Gift for Under 25 Year Olds:

Best Gadget Gift for a Woman: Actually an iPad would make either a man or woman happy but if you’re thinking of buying a Kindle Fire instead, the iPad just barely beats out the Fire with most woman. However, don’t bother with a 3DTV set for the woman in your life. Meanwhile, a new digital camera on the other hand, should be well received. Best Gadget Gift for a Man: The Kindle Fire edged out the iPad among the men in the group. After a tablet a new HDTV set including 3DTV is the

A laptop would be even more appreciated than a tablet for this age group, especially a MacBook Air. An iPhone 4S would also be a popular gift along with a digital camera. Best Gadget Gift for Middle Aged Adults 45 – 55 : Believe it or not, this age group is very interested in 3DTV as well as HDTV, but 3D or not, we imagine it’s the middle age lifestyle, sports and reality TV shows that make HDTV so appealing to this age group. Along with the TV why not throw in a Bluray player while you’re at it? Best Gadget Gift for iPhone 4 Owners: We’ll give you one guess what iPhone

4 owners want the most this holiday season. Ready? It’s an iPad, who would have thought? Yes iPad topped the list but that’s not to say iPhone 4 owners aren’t interested in a Kindle Fire as that followed closely on the list. A lot of iPhone 4 owners said they wouldn’t mind an iPhone 4S while a digital camera also came up high on the list. to

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When we looked at the gadget wish list by income iPads were on top for both lower and upper income, brackets while the Kindle Fire was more popular among the very high income group. Laptops were high on the list for low incomes while a digital camera was up there in high income households.

Averigua por qué. Habla con tu vecino.

Vale la pena proteger a su familia.

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Si usted o uno de los miembros de su familia se enferma, lo que menos necesita es tener la preocupación de cómo pagar por la atención médica. Proteja su familia y su bolsillo por medio de Kaiser Permanente. Desde el cuidado preventivo hasta el tratamiento de enfermedades graves como la diabetes y la obesidad, usted recibe una amplia variedad de servicios de atención médica a precios razonables. Y gracias a nuestro personal hispanohablante, encontrará que es fácil obtener la atención que necesita. Si desea información adicional, llame a David Romero (Licencia de California #0D79778) de Romero Financial and Insurance Services al 415-606-5102.

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¡No espere ni un minuto más!

A cry for better living conditions

Su período anual de inscripción termina pronto.

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para cambiar su plan actual de Medicare Advantage ¡y está por llegar! Actúe ahora para obtener la atención completa y económica de CareMore (HMO y HMO SNP), o correrá el riesgo de quedarse bloqueado en su plan actual por un año más. Llámenos hoy mismo, o asista a uno de nuestros últimos eventos informativos de este año, para obtener la atención personalizada por la cual CareMore es reconocida. Miérc. 11/30 • 10:00 AM Mama Mia’s 200 E. Hamilton Ave. Campbell

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Código de referencia: NOV1_SC De 8:00 a.m. a 8:00 p.m., los siete días de la semana. Se habla Español. Encuéntrenos en Internet en: CareMore.com • Facebook • YouTube CareMore (HMO y HMO SNP) es un plan de atención coordinada que tiene un contrato de Medicare Advantage en California, Nevada y Arizona. CareMore ofrece planes de Medicare Advantage (HMO), incluyendo Planes para Necesidades Especiales (HMO SNP). Un representante de ventas estará disponible para brindarle información y formularios de inscripción. Para accesibilidad de personas con necesidades especiales a las reuniones de ventas, comuníquese al 1-877-827-3938, usuarios de TTY/TDD al 1-800-577-5586, de 8 a.m. a 8 p.m., los siete días de la semana.*Gratis sin obligación. H0544_111134B CHP Alternate Format (11212011)

Western Trailer Park resident Eva Torres in her bedrom that flooded last Christmas Eve. Cinthia Rodriguez El Observador

Imagine having spent several hours on cooking a special dinner for your loved ones and they cannot even enjoy it. That’s what happened to one of the residents at Western Trailer Park. Eva Torres lives in trailer 48A in the controversial Western Trailer Park, where other residents have encountered problems of their own. The humble mother of one was very excited to be hosting her family for Christmas, but that never happened. Almost a year ago, Torres trailer was flooded on Christmas Eve. There was a strong smell that filled the air, so strong that it gave Torres a headache. She couldn’t take it any longer. She checked her room when she realized it was flooding with sewage. She immediately ran out to the manager’s office and dialed all the numbers listed on the window of the office. Nobody answered and she ran back home where she yelled for help. She called her family and called off the dinner. “I thought the odor was coming from outside and when I realized that my home was flooding I was alone,” said Eva Torres. “It ruined my holiday and this

year I’m worried that it might happen to another family.” The pipe that was causing the bedroom to flood was separated in two. The neighbors heard Torres asking for help and they suggested they cut the pipe because there was nothing else to do. That stopped the flood but the sewage occupied the back of her home. Torres has a separate plumbing system from the rest of the residents of the park. She cannot afford to move out so she is asking for better treatment. Over 70 other homes are asking for a safer, healthier, and happier trailer park. Western Trailer Park residents do not want to suffer another rainy season like the last one. They are fighting for a healthy holiday season as well. To some residents, the rainy season means raw sewage, nausea, and unanswered calls for services needed. The trailer residents have organized a committee to better address and resolve their problems. Last October they learned of common concerns like problems with the treatment from property management and the lack of a safe place for their children to play, among other concerns. Early this

year, the owner of the park met with the committee and made some changes. The residents claim that some gravel was distributed to a few residents, a complaint report form was instituted, a few lights were added to the park, office hours were posted, and a new company to read utility meters was engaged. They also claim that management hasn’t kept their word on building a playground area for children; the manager’s performance has not been evaluated; and a workable emergency response system has not been established. Another resident witnessed the manager hit her son while driving. No major physical harm was done, but that can’t be said for his mental health. The boy has developed a fear about playing outside. In response to her complaint, the management team put up a sign that reads “drive slowly, we love our children.” Other signs were also posted, warning children not to play in open spaces. The residents at Western Trailer Park have no common space to meet, but they have common concerns. They believe in being treated fairly with respect and having a place to call a safe and healthy home.


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Growing Up Poor In Silicon Valley

Hilbert Morales El Observador

A forum was conducted by New America Media (Sandy Close, Exec. Dir.) and Silicon Valley De-Bug (Raj Jayadev, Director) this past November 3rd at the Martin Luther King Library. A major sponsor was Lucile Packard Foundation for Childre’s Health, which funded the comprehensive statistical studies presented by Andy Krackov, Assistant to the President, Programs & Partnerships, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, kidsdatat.org. About 125 interested individuals attended. Krackov presented information and graphics which supporte finding that one in four children in California lived in poverty these ‘Great Recession’ days. U.S. Census data indicates that in California more than six million people, two million of them children, lived in poverty last year. One of three African American kids and one in four Hispanic kids live in poverty compared to one in ten White kids. This data may be viewed at Kidsdata, a website that tracks the health and well being of children in California. The information raises awareness of several children’s issues. The grim statistical information reveal that nearly

half of all kids in California qualify for free or reduced school lunches. In certain communities of the Silicon Falley as much as 2 of three kids qualify for free lunches (Franklin McKinley Schools). “Foverty can affect children in many ways, impacting their weight, academic performace, and health.” Said Krackov. Sandy Close observed Y, “When perople are invisible and do not have a platform, their stories need to be told.” The statistical data already presented was transformed by the Youth Media Presentations which followed. Seven videos were displayed. Their titles included “Fighting Obesity With No Money”, “When a Parent is Sentenced”, “Trying to Make in in SJ Streets” (a profile of a dropin center), “Poverty as the Perpetuator” (economy and domestic violence), “When Community Achchors are Removed”, “Someone Got Shot Today”, and “A Letter to Young Kollmar”. All these were based in San Jose and prepared by the Youth Media. “A lot of people do not know what young people out there are going through,” said Sean Shavers. Other videographers included Valerie Klinker, Josue Rojas, Jean Melasaine, Justin Li, Ann Bassatte, Nancy

During the Q & A period several ‘followup’ activities were highlighted. One was to schedule presentations to the San Jose City Council and Mayor to encourage these decision makers to allocate the maximum funding possible to community centers and after school dropin centers. Inform all decision makers who authorize programs and allocate supporitive funding. These include the Board of Supervisors, the local State Assembly representatives, and local members of the U.S. Congress, both Senators and Representatives. When videographic presentations are used to present the human condition being measured, the combination makes a profound impression which really gets beyond objecitve logic while enhancing compassionate awareness. A recommendation is that you visit w w w.newa mer ic a med ia . org. Use the tag “children/ economy/poverty/San Francisco Bay Area/youth”. Tell others about the information you surveyed because rising poverty will limit the future of affected children. Lower educaitonal attainments result which are coupled with future lower skill and income levels which ensure a life of poverty. This serious social issue can be mitigated by becoming an active engaged advocate for corrective measures.

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Notice is hereby given that for the purpose of pre-qualification, sealed Responsibility Questionnaires for Facilities Projects will be received by the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District, in the Purchasing Department Office, 2930 Gay Ave., San Jose, CA 95127, until 2:00 pm on Friday, January 6th, 2012. Contact Efrain Robles at efrain.robles@arusd.org to receive Questionnaire forms. Bid Description Various School Projects in the County of Santa Clara, State of California may occur at the District’s several sites, as well as some Facilities work. Solicitation of bids from prequalified contractors may be scheduled for multiple projects from January through December of 2012. The District reserves the right not to perform projects at particular sites. Pre Qualification Packages Due Date and Time: 2:00 pm on Friday, January 6th, 2012 Pre Qualification of Contractors In order to bid, contractors must possess a current and active license to perform the work listed for their specific trade, submit the required Responsibility Questionnaire and subsequently be pre-qualified. The following trades are being pre-qualified; however, not all trades will be utilized on every project: Asbestos & Selective Demolition - B or C21, with ASB license required Cabinet and Millwork - C6 license required Carpet & Resilient Flooring - C15 license required Concrete - C8 license required Doors and Hardware - C28 license required Drywall - C9 license required Electrical - C10 license required Elevator - C11 license required Fencing - C13 license required Final Cleaning - D63 license required Fire Protection - C16 license required Food Service Equipment - B license required (for installation) General Trades - B license required (must self-perform carpentry) Glass & Glazing - C17 license required HVAC - C20 license required Insulation & Acoustical - C2 license required Landscape - C27 license required

Lath & Plaster - C35 license required Low Voltage System - C7 license required Masonry - C29 license required Ornamental Metals - C23 license required Overhead Door - D28 license required Painting - C33 license required Paving & Grading - A or C12 license required Plumbing - C36 license required Reinforcing Steel - C51 license required Roofing - C39 license required Sheetmetal - C43 license required Signage - C45 & D42 license required Site Utilities - A license required Solar - C46 license required Structural Steel - C51 license required Tile - C54 license required Window Treatments - D52 license required Wood Framing - C5 license required Misc. Specialties (stage curtains, athletic equipment, etc.)

Anticipated Project Requirements Contracts would require a 100% performance bond, a 100% labor and materials bond, and bidder may be required to furnish a bid bond in the amount of 10% of the submitted bid. All projects are subject to the State Labor Code and the District’s Labor Compliance Program. For questions regarding the State Labor Code refer to Sections 1735, Discrimination of Employment and 1770, 1773, 1773.11 Prevailing Rates of Wages. Contractors who have been pre-qualified may be required to submit certifications of compliance with the procedures for implementation of the Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Contracting Goals. Contractors are allowed according to PCC sec. 22300 to submit “securities of lieu of retention”. Note that the prequalification process does not constitute an agreement, nor is it an obligation to enter any agreements. 11/09/2011

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Ybarra, Karina Guadalupe, and Donny Lumpkins. Several a ck nowledged that they recorded their own family experiences. All these v ideog raphers responded to questions from the audience.

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KRISTI YAMAGUCHI Esta temporada de fiestas The Hershey Company invita a las reposteras y las aficionadas a los postres a probar algo nuevo en esta alegre ĂŠpoca del aĂąo. Pase tiempo con familiares y amistades celebrando un “horneando juntasâ€?, un divertido y delicioso intercambio de galletas para dar la bienvenida a las navidades y conocer las recetas familiares de los paĂ­ses de origen de sus amistades, y presentarles otras nuevas. Los intercambios de galletas son una vieja tradiciĂłn en los Estados Unidos. Es una gran manera de empezar la temporada de fiestas. Las participantes hornean docenas de sus galletitas favoritas y luego, ya en la fiesta, intercambiarĂĄn las galletas con las demĂĄs invitadas terminando con un buen surtido.

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“Nos entusiasma introducir el concepto festivo de un intercambio de galletas a las latinas en este paĂ­sâ€?, dijo Linda Stahl, experta en reposterĂ­a de La Cocina de HERSHEY’SÂŽ. “Las fiestas giran en torno a las tradiciones y la celebraciĂłn con sus seres queridos. Un horneando

juntas es una magnĂ­fica manera de compartir cultura, recetas y costumbres familiaresâ€?. Los expertos en La Cocina de HERSHEY’SÂŽ han dado recomendaciones para celebrar un exitoso intercambio de galletas durante las fiestas. “Cuando organice o asista a un intercambio de galletas, sea creativa con las recetas tradicionales de galletitas y aĂąada sus sabores favoritos, como poner coco rallado encima de una galleta con trocitos de chocolate. Lleve esos sabores familiares de su paĂ­s a su horneando juntas para que sea aĂşn mĂĄs especialâ€?, continuĂł Linda Stahl. Ingredientes 42 a 45 HERSHEY’SÂŽ KISSESÂŽ Brand Milk Chocolates, sin envoltura 1 bolsa (17.5 oz) de mezcla para galletas Bett y CrockerÂŽ Sugar Cookie Mix 1/4 taza de HERSHEY’SÂŽ Cocoa o HERSHEY’SÂŽ SPECIAL DARKÂŽ Cocoa 1/2 taza (1 barra) de mantequilla o margarina, suavizada

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3. Haz bolitas de 1 pulgada con la masa. RuĂŠdalas por azĂşcar granulada y colĂłcalas en una lĂĄmina para hornear sin engrasar.

Instrucciones 1. Calienta el horno a 375 °F. 2. Mezcla bien la manteca y la crema de cacahuate. Agrega 1/3 taza de azúcar granulada y el azúcar morena; bate hasta que esponje. Bate bien el huevo, leche y vainilla. Mezcla la harina, el bicarbonato de sodio y la sal, incorporando gradualmente a la mezcla de la crema de

Red Velvet Triple-Stacked Cupcakes Cupcakes 1 box Bett y CrockerÂŽ SuperMoistÂŽ German chocolate cake mix

Step 4 In large bowl, beat marshmallow creme, butter and 3 teaspoons of the milk with electric mixer on high speed until fluff y. Beat in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk until smooth and spreadable.

1 cup water ½ cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa 1 bottle (1 oz) red food color (about 2 tablespoons)

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Frosting 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme

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4. Hornea de 8 a 10 minutos o hasta dorar ligeramente. Inmediatamente presiona los chocolates HERSHEYŽ’S KISSESŽ en el centro de cada galleta; la galleta se agrietarå en las orillas. Påsalas de la låmina para hornear a una rejilla de alambre. DÊjalas enfriar bien. Rinde aprox. 4 docenas.

1 cup butter, softened 3 to 5 teaspoons milk or water 4 cups powdered sugar Downtown Ice 2011/12 EL OB Step 1 3.3 inches x 10 inches Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds Step 2. In large bowl, beat full). cupcake ingredients on low speed 30 seconds, then on Step 3 medium speed 2 minutes, Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until scraping bowl occasionally. toothpick inserted in center

comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate uncovered 1 hour.

Step 5 To assemble, remove paper baking cups, and cut cupcakes in half horizontally. Set aside 16 cupcake tops. Pipe about 1 tablespoon frosting onto cut side of 16 cupcake bottoms; top each with another cupcake top or bottom. Pipe about 1 tablespoon frosting on each cupcake. Top with reserved cupcake tops. Pipe frosting on cupcake tops. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Store in refrigerator until serving. You can use devil’s food cake mix in place of the German chocolate cake mix. When making the cupcake batter, omit the 2 tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa.


Mario Jiménez El Observador.

Aries Tendrás que lidiar con gente difícil, almitas desubicadas y poco evolucionadas, no permitas que te afecten con sus bochornos. El sector más beneficiado en tu vida durante diciembre, será el trabajo. ¡Espera una sorpresa! Tauro Lo más importante del mes será que tu salud será tocada por el espíritu de la sanación y verás ante tus ojos como se desvanecen problemas tuyos y también problemas de la familia. Tendrás mucha alegría en el seno familiar. Géminis Te espera mucho trabajo y esfuerzo, cosa que es una gran bendición en esos tiempos de crisis. Económicamente contarás con buenos ingresos y lograrás deshacerte de varias deudas. En el amor ve con cuidado. Cáncer Dejarás atrás el ayer, ahora vivirás el presente y en ese presente irán apareciendo Ángeles en tu camino que no permitirán que nada malo te ocurra. Realizarás trámites y mucho papeleo en este mes. Es posible que te inviten a hacer un viaje. Leo En el trabajo todo se mantendrá estable, se aconseja que seas muy prudente porque aparecerán un par de propuestas muy tentadoras, pero a la larga pueden convertirse en una pesadilla. Tus ingresos se mantendrán estables tendiendo a la alza. Virgo Diciembre trae independencia, buena salud y bienestar para ti, no obstante tendrás que mantener alto el positivismo que te caracteriza porque ocurrirán situaciones caóticas a tu alrededor, pero al final siempre le encontrarás la solución a todo

“THE MUPPETS” On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, his brother Gary (Jason Segel) and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage a telethon and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and

Libra Lo mejor es que durante este mes, no tomes decisiones que involucren cambios radicales. Aunque el cambio significa progreso para muchos, en tu caso no será así. Viajes, reun iones sociales y visitas a sitios que desconoces estarán en tu agenda. Escorpión La buena energía que proyectes le servirá de inspiración a los demás. Por medio de sueños tendrás revelaciones que te alertarán acerca de grandes decisiones que habrás de tomar y sobre sacudidas que han de ocurrir en el planeta. Sagitario El amor es el sector que más será tocado en este mes. Finalmente te entregarás a otra persona y le encontrarás el sentido que quieres y que siempre has querido para tu vida. Piensa antes de dar tus opiniones porque tu extremada franqueza puede ponerte en aprietos. Capricornio Deberás solucionar una situación que envuelve documentos, esto se resolverá con la cooperación de un amigo con el que siempre puedes contar. Es muy probable que decidas aislarte un poco. El sector romántico te dará sorpresas

The Muppets is in theaters everywhere.

Se somete Justin Bieber a examen de paternidad

Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino tribute band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate. With signature celebrity cameos, Disney’s “The Muppets” is rated PG.

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“ .“ ”A GREAT, BIG JOY.” Olly Richards, EMPIRE

Los Ángeles, (Notimex).Con el propósito de demostrar que las acusaciones de paternidad en su contra son falsas, Justin Bieber se sometió de manera voluntaria a un examen de ADN, a pesar de que la demanda que interpuso una mujer fue desestimada, reportaron sitios de Internet. De acuerdo con TMZ, Bieber se practicó la prueba, aun cuando el viernes pasado Mariah Yeater, de 20 años, retiró la querella en contra del artista de 17 años y con quien aseguraba había tenido relaciones sexuales.

Acuario Al fin acaba la racha de malos ratos y sufrimientos. La economía se mantendrá con altibajos, pero para ti siempre habrá cosecha. Este será un mes que siempre mantendrás en tu banco de memorias, porque algo verdaderamente maravilloso te sucederá.

Bieber explicó que decidió efectuarse el examen a fin de ratificar su inocencia. Se indicó que el cantante se sometió a la prueba en un laboratorio de New Jersey, a unas horas de viajar a Los Ángeles, California, para asistir a la pasada entrega de los American Music Awards.

Bieber, quien ha dicho que nunca la conoció, ha amenazado con contrademandar a la joven una vez que se haya demostrado que no es el padre.

Piscis Como has batallado en los últimos meses, y que vueltas ha dado la vida, y seguirán las vueltas de la rueda de la fortuna, pero esta vez te toca ganar. Habrás de recuperar la confianza en el ser amado. El trabajo te dará satisfacciones.

Yeater había asegurado que el artista es el padre de su hijo de cuatro meses de edad, quien es producto de la relación que ella tuvo con Justin en octubre de 2010, motivo por el cual le solicitaba pensión alimenticia y que asumiera sus responsabilidades económicas.

Pese a esta situación, su noviazgo con la actriz de 19 años, Selena Gómez, se ha mantenido firme y se les vio juntos en la entrega de los American Music Awards, con lo que se vinieron abajo los rumores de que habían terminado a consecuencia de esa aventura.

Justin Beaver en los American Music Awards.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV213646 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Felicita Wai Yi Cheung Wong, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Felicity Wai Yi Cheung Wong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.Felicity Wai Yi Cheung Wong aka Felicity Wai-Yi Wong aka Wai Yi Felicity Wong aka Wai Yi Wong to Felicity Wai-Yi Cheung. 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 names should not be granted on 1/24/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Nov. 22, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 25; Dec. 02, 09, 16, 2011.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 558071 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Aqui Es Vida, 160 S. Jackson Ave., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Ruben Sanchez, 160 S. Jackson Ave., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Aaron R. Resendez Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 02, 09, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/14/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557666 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Dishes, 3561 El Camino Real #15, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Y & HW Enterprise Inc., 3561 El Camino Real #15, Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or

names listed here in 11/01/2011. “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.) Y &HW Enterprise Inc. Seung W Yoo/President Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 02, 09, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/01/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 558046 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, April Instrument, 1401 Fallen Leaf Lane, Los Altos, CA 94024, Santa Clara Co. Bill Chan, 1401 Fallen Leaf Lane, Los Altos, CA 94024. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 1994. “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.) Bill S. Chan Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 02, 09, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/10/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557804 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Angry World, RC World, 760 Saratoga Ave #Z201, San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. Ramak Moteizadeh, 760 Saratoga Ave, #Z201, San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ramak Moteizdeh Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 02, 09, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/03/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557595 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, JRM Compressor Service, 3242 Stimson Way, San Jose, CA 95135, Santa Clara Co. Michaek Wilkins, 3242 Stimson Way, San Jose, CA 95135. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Michael Wilkins Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 02, 09, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/31/11. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV213326 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Elisabet Flores, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Elisabet Flores filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angela Denise Palomeque Flores to Angela (First) Denise (Middle) Flores Fonseca (Last) 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 names should not be granted on 1/10/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Nov. 17, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 02, 09, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV213273 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jean Mohamed Sayeed N A Mohamed Cassim, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jean Mohamed Sayeed N A Mohamed Cassim has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jean Mohamed Sayeed N A Mohamed Cassim to Jean Cassim. 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 names should not be granted on 1/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Nov. 16, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 02, 09, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV213200 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Toan Bao Tran, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Toan Bao Tran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names

as follows: a. Toan Bao Tran to Kyan Tran. 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 names should not be granted on 1/10/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Nov. 16, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 02, 09, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV212758 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: ChieuHoang Cat Phan, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, ChieyHoang Phan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. ChieuHoang Cat Phan to ChieuHoang Phan Cronin. 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 names should not be granted on 1/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Nov. 08, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 18, 25; Dec. 02, 09, 2011. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557111 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Fancy Tile. 5440 Century Parkway, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Thong Tran, 5440 Century Way, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 1993. “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.) Trong Tran Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/14/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 556954 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Moon Sleep Lab, 994 Pondorosa Ave Apt. 4, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara Co. Hongli Corporation, 994 Pondorosa Ave., Apt. 4, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 . This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Hongli Corporation Zinzheng Xi/CEO Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/11/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557947 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, The Raytones, 1111 Reed Ave., Unit C., Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara Co. Alex De Luca, 1111 Reed Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is c onducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/08/2008. “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.) Alex De Luca Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/08/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557917 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Colima Concrete Busters, 66 Calle de Guadalupe, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Victor Silva, 66 Calle de Guadalupe, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 09/13/2006. “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.) Victor Silva Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/08/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557912 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Zazueta Landscaping, 585 Vasona Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara Co. J. Mariano Zazueta, 585 Vasona Ave., Los Gatos, CA 95032. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 04/28/11. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant

who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) J. Mariano Zazueta Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/07/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557812 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Computerized Tinting, 1721 Rogers Ave. Suite N, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Tony Tran, 647 Tully Rd #4, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Tony Tran Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/03/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557792 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Super VAC Sweeping Services, 502 S. Sunset Ave., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Jose Damaso Rojas, 502 S. Sunset Ave., San Jose, CA 95116, Silvano Rojas-Ponce, 502 S. Sunset Ave. San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by a general partnership, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 11/01/2011. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Damaso Rojas. – Silvano Rojas-Ponce Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/03/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557686 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, BODYBYDALE, (BBD), BBD Fitness, 521 Hope Terr #2, Sunnyvale, CA 95085, Santa Clara Co. Dale Smith, 521 Hope Ter. #2, Sunnyvale, CA 95085. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dale A. Smith Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/01/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557649 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Schein & Cai Bankrupcy Law Group, 111 N. Market St. Suite 1020, San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Jingming Cai, 21770 Heber Way, Saratoga, CA 95070, Gang Yuan, 1920 Byron St., Palo Alto, CA 94301. This business is conducted by a limited liability partnership, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Schein & Cai LLP Jingming Cai/Partner Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/01/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557608 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, WiserSoft, 20269 Sea Gull Way, Saratoga, CA 95070, Santa Clara Co. Eric Pang, 20269 Sea Gull Way, Saratoga, CA 95070. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Eric Pang Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/31/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557290 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, AA Novelty, 806 Bamboo Palm Court, San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara Co. Sarabjit Singh, 806 Bamboo Palm Court, San Jose, CA 95133. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sarabjit Singh Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/20/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 556967 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, M & G General Maintenance dba Steambay Construction, 12965 Sycamore Ave., San Martin, CA 95046, Santa Clara Co. Aurora Muñoz, 12965 Sycamore Ave., San Martin, CA 95046, Edwin Pauneto Jr., 305 Vineyard Town Center #73, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This

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business is conducted by a general partnership, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Aurora Muñoz Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/12/11.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV212909 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Fredrick Ernest Corbi, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Frederick Ernest Corvi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Frederick Ernest Corvi aka Fred Corvi to Lucas Frederick Corvi. 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 names should not be granted on 1/10/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Nov. 10, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV212414 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Krishna Jayanthi Palaniswamy & Nabil Aref, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Krishna Hayanthi Palamiswamy & Nabil Aref have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tarek Abdelrahman Aref to Rarek Nabil Aref, b. Krishna Jayanthi Palaniswamy to Jayanthi Palaniswamy. 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 names should not be granted on 1/03/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Nov. 02, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV212256 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zhanna Anatoliy Skots & Shahin Bubupour, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Zhanna Anatoliy Skots & Shahin Bubupour have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zhanna Anatoliy Skots to Zhanna Ana Ohanesyan b.Shahin Bubupour to Shahen Ohanesyan c. Patrick Skots Bubupour to Patrick Ohanesyan d. Alik Skots Bubupour to Alik Ohanesyan. 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 names should not be granted on 1/03/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Oct. 31, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV211180 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Melissa Esperansa Devia, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Melissa Esperansa Devia has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Melissa Esperansa Devia to Miel Jolie Noire. 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 names should not be granted on 12/27/11 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Nov. 03, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 557365 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The

information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office. Liz Nails, 1375 Blossom Hill Rd. #29, San Jose, CA 95118. Filed in Santa Clara County on 10/29/2008 under file no. 516116. Tracy Duong, 85 Birch Lane, San Jose, CA 95127. This business was conducted by an individual. 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.) Tracy Duong Nov. 11, 18, 25; Dec. 02, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/21/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557668 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, HOM Foods, Z2BM, 1737 N. First Street, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Spire BD. Co., 1737 N. First Street, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon . “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Spire BD Co. Antonio Tajonar/CEO Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/01/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557633 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Silicon Valley Lofts & Condos, 46 W. Julian St. Ste. #229, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Silicon Valley Residential Realty, Inc., 46 W. Julian St. Ste #229, San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/20/2006. “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.) Silicon Valley Residential Realty, Inc. Tony Sum/President Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/31/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557632 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Silicon Valley Residential Realty, 46 W. Julian St. Suite #229, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Silicon Valley Residential Realty, Inc., 46 W. Julian St. Ste #229, San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/2006. “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.) Silicon Valley Residential Realty, Inc. Tony Sum/President Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/31/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557609 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Center for Better Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Benefit Plan, 5406 Thornwood Dr. #145, San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Judith C Pick, 6581 Pemba Dr., San Jose, CA 95119. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/01/1989. “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.) Judith C. Pick Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/31/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557600 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Atlas Glass, 1713 Junction Ave #A, San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Khashayar Daneshvar, 5890 Garces Ave., San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/2006. “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.) Khashayar Daneshvar Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/31/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557521 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Sapphyre Solutions, 1183 Amarillo Ave Apt. 3, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Santa Clara Co. Roberta Felice Saphyra, 1183 Amarillo Ave Apt. 3, Palo Alto, CA 94303, Karl Plares, 3326 Joanne Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127, Gianncarlo Tuccio, 202 Bellflower Drive, San Ramon, CA 94582. This business is conducted by a general partnership, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

Karl D Plares Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/27/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557485 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Violet Online Boutique, Noble Menswear, 707 Continental Circle #1426, Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara Co. Terry Kim, 707 Continental Circle, Apt. #1426, Mountain View, CA 94040. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 11/09/09. “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.) Terry Kim Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/26/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557369 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Elizabeth SAT, 450 Harvard Ave #1N, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Yakov I. Lemberg, 450 Harvard Ave. #1N, Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Yakov I. Lemberg Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/24/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557239 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Feng Shui Style, 436 Lakehouse Ave., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Jennifer A. Emmer, 436 Lakehouse Ave., San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/17/2002. “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.) Jennifer A. Emmer Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/19/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557108 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Soy OSO Promotions, 1822 Angela St., San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. Fernando Ortiz, 2580 Senter Rd., 533 San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Fernando Ortiz Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/14/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 557107 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, OSO Embroidery, 1822 Angela St., San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. Rosaura Ortiz, 2580 Senter Rd. #533, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Rosaura Ortiz Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/14/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 556973 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, OSORTIZ Trucking Hauling, 2580 Senter Rd. Spc. 533, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Fernando Ortiz Silva, 2580 Senter Rd., Spc. 533, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 10/12/11. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Fernando Ortiz Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/12/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 556918 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, So Gong Dong Tofu House San Jose, 832 Blossom Hill, San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. SooHoon Hwang, 3859 Gleason Ave, San Jose, CA 95130. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is

guilty of a crime.) SooHoon Hwang Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/10/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 556846 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Webster&Filbert TIC, 171 Sunkist Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara Co. John Lukrich, 171 Sunkist Lane, Los Altos, CA 94022, David A. Lukrich, 7 Casa Way, Suite 5, San Francisco, CA 94123. This business is conducted by a joint venture, registrants has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) John C. Lukrich Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/07/11. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV212437 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ronald Lee Landry, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ronald Lee Landry has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ronald Lee Landry to Ronald Lee Relyea. 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 names should not be granted on 1/03/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Nov. 02, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV212157 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sally Chia-Chien Chang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sally Chia-Chien Chang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sally Chia-Chien Chang to Sally Lin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 1/03/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Oct. 28, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV210439 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Parvin Saalabi, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Parvin Saalabi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Parvin Saalabi to Yasmin Parvin Saalabi. 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 names should not be granted on 12/06/11 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Oct. 05, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV212055 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Aldo C. Caballero Padilla, Maria Guadalupe Caballero, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Aldo C. Caballero Padilla and Maria Guadalupe Caballero filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sebastian Matthew Caballero Lopez to Mateo Sebastian Caballero Lopez. 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 names should not be granted on 12/27/11 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Oct. 27, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain


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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV211916 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cui Tran, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Cui Tran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cui Tran to Vatthana Tran. 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 names should not be granted on 12/27/11 at 8:45 am, Room 107: 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. Oct. 25, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 04, 11, 18, 25, 2011.

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Llega Fanny Lu a México llena de “Felicidad” México Notimex

Llena de “Felicidad y perpetua” lleg ó al país la cantante Fanny Lu para presentar su nuevo material discográfico, por lo que declaró estar contenta de encontrarse aquí, ya que México siempre le ha regalado su corazón. El disco hace referencia a mujeres fuertes, pues explicó, “entre más tomes las riendas de tu vida, más te aproximas a esa felicidad, yo invito a través de mis canciones a la mujer fuerte y valiente”. La artista colombiana aseguró que a pesar de tener mucho trabajo, siempre prepara cada uno de sus discos, “cada álbum es la bienvenida a una nueva historia y yo siempre me preparo para cada una de ellas, no importa qué tanto trabajo tenga, siempre para mí es una ilusión viajar a diferentes países”. Asimismo, explicó que se divirtió durante el proceso de elaboración, ya que fue una constante búsqueda de

superación y crecimiento. “Para mí cada disco es esa oportunidad de reinventarte, de arriesgarte y proponer”. En este nuevo material la cantante contó con la colaboración de reconocidos exponentes de reggaetón, género que dijo le agradó. “Soy una artista pop, pero me gusta mucho fusionar, el reggaetón me imprime mucha energía y fusionado a mi

sonido me parece que suena muy bien y me gustó incorporarlo con Chino & Nacho”. Aseguró que se involucra en toda la creación del material, “me gusta componer e imprimirle mi energía a todo, soy muy autocrítica y yo creo que todas las mujeres somos así y por eso soy muy meticulosa a la hora de escoger las fotos”.

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Afirma Jenni Rivera que no descarta un retiro de la música

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Los Ángeles, (Notimex).- La cantante Jenni Rivera afirmó que ha logrado más de lo que había soñado en su carrera, “por lo que no descarto un retiro de la música más adelante, porque no me veo cantando a los 50, 60 o 70 años”. Rivera presentó este lunes en los estudios Universal de Hollywood su nuevo álbum doble “Joyas prestadas”, en el que interpreta éxitos de cantantes de los años 70 y 80 y lo hace en versiones pop y banda. La llamada “Diva de la Banda” enfrenta un inobjetable veto de medios de comunicación, lo que se reflejó en dicho acto en el que realizó una firma de autógrafos y sólo se vio a un centenar de personas en fila, luego de que el evento paso des-

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Jenni tiene como meta el convertirse en la Oprah Winfrey hispana, como conductora y propietaria de su propio programa de entrevistas, pero ante el conflicto con televisoras señaló que tienen otras ofertas que está analizando. “Me veo dueña de mi propio ´talk show´ y sé que lo voy a conquistar”, señaló quien dijo sentirse orgullosa de ser la cantante de regional mexicana que más alto ha llegado en la época actual.

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Asegura “Chicharito” que el ManU está para ganar en Champions Londres Notimex

El delantero mexicano Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, del conjunto Manchester United aseguró que los Red Devils no se rinden y saldrán en busca del triunfo en Suiza cuando se enfrenten al FC Basilea, en su próximo partido de Liga de Campeones. Tras el empate con Benfica 2-2, el ManU descendió a la segunda posición del Grupo C, mientras que la igualada dio ventaja a los de Portugal que se colocaron como líderes, aunque según el mexicano no por mucho tiempo. “Todavía estamos en la lucha, contamos con nueve puntos y vamos a ir a Suiza por otros tres. Somos Manchester United y nunca nos rendimos, trabajamos muy duro para cada partido”, citó Hernández en declaraciones publicadas por la página

Delantero mexicano Javier “Chicharito” Hernández. en internet del club inglés. Chincharito reconoce el buen juego del rival “hemos perdido dos puntos en casa contra el Benfica, pero esto es futbol. Benfica es un equipo fuerte, invicto esta temporada y jugó muy bien contra nosotros”.

Para el joven seleccionado mexicano su escuadra está para ganar, por lo cual confía en que el próximo 7 de diciembre en el St Jakob-Park los dirigidos por Sir Alex Ferguson consigan los tres puntos que les devuelvan la cima del grupo.

Finalmente Hernández no quiso adelantar nada con respecto a los equipos que enfrentaría el club inglés en la siguiente etapa de la Champions, por lo que solo comentó que “primero debemos calificar y luego ver ante qué equipos vamos a jugar”.

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Asegura dueño de Querétaro que Real Madrid vendrá el año próximo

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Querétaro, (Notimex).La visita de Real Madrid a México es todo un hecho para el verano 2012, luego que el conjunto de Querétaro confirmó que sostendrán un partido amistoso contra el conjunto español. Zlatko Petricevic, accionista mayoritario del cuadro de Gallos Blancos, explicó que todo está listo para que el estadio La Corregidora sea sede de este encuentro en junio próximo. “¡Es oficial, Real Madrid! Jugará contra Gallos (de Querétaro) en el (estadio) Corregidora. Mayo 2012”, asevera el sitio de Internet de los “emplumados”.

El Real Madrid visitara Mexico en el 2012. Asimismo, Petricevic explicó que están buscando un partido ante otro grande del balompié ibérico, como

lo es Barcelona, sólo que este encuentro sería durante la gira que planea realizar el equipo por Europa.


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