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UC Executive pay hike raises concerns from Senator Leland Yee The newest University of California Chancellor, UC Berkeley’s Nicholas Dirks, has been allowed a hefty compensation package which includes a salary of $486,000, $30,000 bonus, and yearly auto allowance among other things. This welcome package has prompted San Francisco’s Senator Yee to try to reinstate a bill that would freeze any salary boosts in the wake of a CSU or UC fee increase for students. Meet the voice behind Napoleon Dynamite’s Pedro Pg. 19

Casa De Las Madres rated 2012’s top rated non-profit Great

Nonprofits, a leader in information and reviews on nonprofit organizations, has rated the San Francisco non-profit Casa De Las Madres as the top rated organization based on their feedback and reviews over the last year. Their free intervention services have helped 8,000 local women, teens, men and children who were suffering from some form of domestic violence.

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Programa de seguridad Stop on Red de Florida ahora en Español Materiales nuevos se están distribuyendo por el estado de Florida que revisa las reglas de la ley Mark Wandall Safety Traffic Safety Act. Esta ley de 2010 requiere que cameras de luz roja vigilen intersecciones de tráfico para que motoristas sean mas cuidadosos manejando. Con 23% de la populación de Florida siendo Hispana, es buena idea traducir la información y estadísticas de las muertes y accidentes por cruzar luz roja.

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Rocky Horror in San Jose December 1st 11:30pm-2:30am Camera 3 288 S. Second St. San Jose, CA, 95113 (408) 294-3334 $10 Piedmont Hills H.S. Food Truck Fundraiser November 30th 5:00pm-9:00pm Piedmont Hills High School 1377 Piedmont Rd. San Jose, CA 95132 (408) 910-3802 Free Admission Maybach Music Tour November 30th 7:30pm Event Center Arena 290 S. Seventh St. San Jose, CA 95192 (408) 924-6360 General Admission $55 SJSU Student Discount $45 Not So Silent Night December 8th 6:00pm Oracle Arena 7000 Coliseum Way Oakland, CA 94601 Tickets $55

Christmas in the Park Charity Scavenger Hunt December 1st 7:00pm Christmas in the Park Market St. and San Fernando San Jose, CA 95122 (408) 926-2926 $5 donation Evening of Nerdy Comedy: Erikka Innes December 12th 8:00pm-9:30pm Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club 157 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA, 94087 (408) 736-0921 $10 Ages 21+ San Jose Youth Symphony’s Season Opener December 1st 1:30pm California Theatre 345 S. First St. San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 885-9220 $5-$15 www.symphonysiliconvalley.org Nutcracker and Candy Kingdom November 30th 7:00pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 792-4111 $20-$50 ALL AGES!

Moveable Feast: Willow Glen Every Friday night 5:00pm-8:00pm VTA Curtner Light Rail Station Canoas Garden Ave & Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 “Video Quartet” November 14th-February 10th Cantor Arts Center @Stanford University 328 Lomita Drive Stanford, CA 94305 (650) 723-4177 Free Admission Santastic! December 1st The Retro Dome 1694 Saratoga Ave. San Jose, CA 95129 (408) 404-7711 $15-$36 2 Dollar Tuesday Art Sales Every 3rd Tuesday of the month KALEID Gallery 88 S 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95113 http://www.kaleidgallery.com/ Free Admission Barry Manilow December 6th 7:30pm HP Pavilion 525 W. Santa Clara San Jose, CA 95113 Tickets from $9-$172

Bomberos lastimados en el día de acción de gracias recuperando Dos bomberos de San José que fueron lastimados cuando un techo en llamas se les callo encima. Ellos formaban parte de un equipo de 60 bomberos que estaba tratando de apagar un incendio de tres alarma en el complejo de apartamentos Kimberly Woods en la cuadra 900 de la Dra. Willowleaf 18 personas se quedaron sin hogar pero fueron assissted por la cruz roja. Afortunadamente no hubo otros heridos.

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Become a Tree Amigo: Learn how to plant a tree December 1st 9:00am-12:00pm Our City Forest Web Las site for Latina 1590 Plumas Ave, mothers 13 SanPg.Jose, CA 95133 (408) 99-TREES http://www.ourcityforest.org/ VOLUME 33 ISSUE 36 | WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM | SEPTEMBER 7 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2012

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Modelo de “reloj de clima” en exhibición en San José Un nuevo proyecto artístico titulado “Organograph” se encuentra actualmente en exhibición en la alcaldía de San José. La estructura fue creada por un equipo de ingenieros y artistas que ganaron un concurso iniciado en 2008. El concurso exigía a los constructores a crear una estructura capaz de recoger datos e información sobre el clima. La versión final del proyecto de tamaño completo estará en la estación de tránsito Diridion.

Little John Chrisley Meet the voice behind December 8th Napoleon Dynamite’s Pedro Pg. 19 5:00pm JJ’s Blues Lounge 3439 Steven’s Creek Blvd. San Jose. CA 95110 (408) 243-6441 San Jose Job Fair December 13th 11:00am-2:00pm Doubletree Hotel San Jose 2050 Gateway Pl San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 453-4000

Christmas in the Park November 23rd-January 1st Plaza de Cesar Chavez Market St., San Jose, CA http://www.christmasinthepark. com/ Free Intro Class to CreaTV December 4th 4:00pm-6:00pm CreaTV Studios 255 W Julian Street Suite 100 San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 295-8815 http://www.creatvsj.org/ Free Piedmont Avenue Art Walk 3rd Thursday of every month 6:00pm-9:00pm Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA Morrissey & The Smiths Dance Party December 15th 9:00pm Milk Bar1840 Haight Street San Francisco, CA 94117 Free with RSVP/$5 @ Door milksf.comFree Heart Screening for Children By appointment

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CAL FIRE Transports State CHP TO ACCEPT NEW Christmas Tree to the Capitol OFFICER APPLICATIONS SACRAMENTO

The law enforcement agency will accept applications for three daysonly in January

On Wednesday, November 7, the official state Christmas tree was delivered to the California State Capitol in Sacramento. The 50 foot tall White Fir, donated by CAL FIRE from Latour Demonstration State Forest, was transported down Interstate 5 to the State Capitol. 

According to the California Department of General Services, who oversees the tree’s placement, once decorated, the tree will contain 10,000 lights and 500 ornaments. In keeping with tradition, the Department of Developmental Services will provide the ornaments, handcrafted by children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive services and support from state developmental centers and 21 nonprofit regional centers.

“Officers are needed throughout California,” added Commissioner Farrow. “Through this process, we are determined to find qualified men and women from diverse backgrounds who are committed to carrying out the CHP’s mission and making a difference in their communities.”

Sacramento CALIFORNIA The California Highway Patrol (CHP) announced that it will accept applications in January from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.

Again this year, ultra-lowwattage LED lights will be used, saving 95 percent of the energy that would be consumed by incandescent bulbs. 

 The California State Christmas Tree is now on display on

the West side of the State Capitol (10th Street, between N and L Streets) in Sacramento. It will undoubtedly bring joy to everyone who visits the capitol this holiday season.

“This is an opportunity to serve alongside some of California’s finest who provide the highest level of safety, service and security throughout the state,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “A career with a law enforcement agency like the CHP offers unlimited opportunities for someone who is looking for a challenge.”

Applications will be accepted online only during a three-day period from Thursday, January 3 through Saturday, January 5. This brief application period marks the first time in three years that the CHP has accepted applications. Those interested in applying, or seeking additional information, should visit www.chpcareers.com.

To be considered, candidates must be 20-35 years old, a U.S. citizen, have no felony convictions and be a high school graduate. Each applicant will be required to complete a selection process including a written test, physical ability test, appraisal panel interview, background investigation, medical/vision evaluation and psychological evaluation. The CHP’s recruitment Facebook page is www.facebook.com/chp.recruiting.


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AN ETHNIC LEADER’S ROLE MODEL IMAGE IS TARNISHED rakawa has raised this inequity when speaking about trying to achieve funding equity in the local school districts.

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It is an interesting phenomenon initiated when a local leader’s wrongdoing is revealed. The Metro made the first report that President of the Board of Supervisors George Shirakawa had not filed his 2008 Fair Political Practices Commission report on campaign funds received and expended. Then came the revelation that he had misused the ‘procurement card’ (P-card) provided to all five Supervisors to facilitate the purchase of authorized goods and services. What these revelations reveal are defects in the administrative enforcement of established standards. Certainly George should have filed a timely FPPC report. And end abusive use of that Pcard (taxpayer’s money). Note that the fourth estate of governance, the independent press was responsible in bringing these two items into the public’s eyes. All individuals with whom this situation has been discussed are disappointed because George Shirakawa is a role model to many, especially ethic youths, who tend to not aspire to ‘making it’ in this community and its high tech micro economy. Some perceive a double standard exists. An example is the funding of their schools. Alum Rock Union School District receives $6,500 per student; Palo Alto Unified School District receives $12,500 per student. ARUSD ends up not having the resources to deliver the same level of instruction. Shi-

Mainstream print media, radio, and TV have focused on the ‘wrong-doing’. What these organizations have done and continue to do is to focus on any wrongdoing of an individual and then proceed to find even more so as to accomplish effective character assassination. The outcome here is that an ethnic leader who is accepted and respected by the communities being served, has been tarnished by his own non-performances… namely failure to be disciplined enough to submit required administrative reports. In this case, those FPPC reports and stopping to use that county credit card would help his case. The FPPC could take the step which would prohibit George from being a future candidate for any elected office. The other four Supervisors could instruct the County Executive to have that particular credit card inactivated until the required reports were submitted and accepted. The very same standards must be applied to all five supervisors. Were specific and explicit FPPC orientations provided to instruct George to submit his campaign fund reports so as to enable the FPPC to discharge its oversight and accountability responsibilities? If this agency’s communication and enforcement process had not been defined, the California State Assembly has work to do. Appropriate legislative standards must apply equally to all without any inference of a ‘double standard’ being used by a future public official. For the County of Santa Clara, whose budget exceeds

$4 billion, this issue about the use of its credit card may indicate that administrative checks and balances are not in place or not being properly administered at this time. What is being done to ‘fix it’? And let’s ensure that the same administrative standards, once established, apply to all five supervisors. A further question is: What is being done to ensure fair, reasonable, and authorized use of all county revenues? Has the county achieved a fully transparent governance operating system which its constituents can access, examine, and understand? A concern of many county residents is “When will all retirement plans be examined to ensure that what is happening to San Jose City will not happen to the County of Santa Clara. Is it possible for the Board of Supervisors, the District Attorney and the FPPC to find a way to have compassion, understand, and forgive? While, nonetheless, enforcing the spirit of the law and its regulations. An ethnic leader, such as George Shirakawa, need not be judged on one issue. This leader has done a lot of good, as had his father, George Shirakawa, Sr. before him. George, Jr., needs to make good on two things: Submit the required FPPC reports and stop mis-using the county’s credit card. Take these two personal steps to make amends. Polish once more your community ‘leadership role model image’ with your future actions. Many in the community, though disappointed, still believe and support you. Their community needs you to continue to be an advocate for equity and justice. Polish that leadership image by going after local corruption and wasteful use of local tax revenues. Resolve to do that much.

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El tiempo del estrés Luisa Fernanda Montero LA RED HISPANA Si bien es cierto que las preocupaciones de la vida cotidiana a veces nos superan, es cierto también, que tenemos la capacidad de controlar nuestras emociones y el poder de decidir que tanto nos afecta uno u otro asunto. Las exigencias de la modernidad son cada vez más altas, e ir al ritmo del congestionado mundo en el que vivimos se vuelve imperativo. La cuestión es cuál debe ser nuestra actitud. De acuerdo con la Asociación Americana de Psicología -APA- la tercera parte de la población de Estados Unidos vive en un estado de estrés extremo, mientras que el 49 por ciento – casi la mitad – cree que sus niveles de estrés han ido en aumento en los últimos cinco años.

¿Y su estrés? ¿Cómo está? Además de ser un dolor de cabeza y ser la causa principal de varias enfermedades, el estrés le daña la vida, afecta sus relaciones personales y disminuye su productividad. Así que al final del día, cuando nos estresamos, sólo estamos aumentando el problema. No me malentienda, no le pido que sea insensible o que “se haga el de la vista gorda”, lo que digo, es que nosotros y solo nosotros podemos decidir que tanto nos dejamos afectar por determinados sucesos. Para muchos de nosotros el día comienza con el estrés del tráfico vehicular. Para poner un ejemplo sencillo. Seguramente salimos tres, cuatro o diez minutos más de lo indicado y la larga fila de autos a la que llegamos a punto de gemir de desesperación, parece interminable o, de hecho, lo es.

Es claro que pudimos evitarlo, pero ya estamos allí. Le aseguro, es más, le juro que por más que se estrese, active la bocina o se enoje, nada va a cambiar. La fila de autos seguirá siendo interminable. La cuestión es simple: hay circunstancias que podemos evitar y hay decisiones que podemos tomar. Si ya nos agarró la congestión vehicular, el taco, o el trancón y no hay nada que hacer es mejor relajarse, asumir las consecuencias y aprovechar el tiempo pensando en cómo las enfrentaremos, que dedicarnos a lanzar improperios. Y aunque el ejemplo parezca muy simple la verdad es que al final, la vida misma es más simple de lo que nosotros creemos. En su recientemente publicado libro The Worry Solution, el doctor y maestro de la Universidad de California, Martin Rossman, nos invita entre otras cosas a aprender a respirar. El simple acto de detenernos y respirar conscientemente puede disminuir notablemente nuestros

niveles de ansiedad. Respire, haga ejercicio, busque técnicas de relajación que se amolden a sus necesidades y piense. Muchas veces, nos estresamos incluso por cosas que no han ocurrido. ¿Está seguro de que eso que tanto le preocupa realmente ocurrirá? Si está seguro, invierta el tiempo en la búsqueda de soluciones. Le aseguro que es más productivo, y si no, ¿entonces que le preocupa? Es muy probable que eso que tanto teme jamás ocurra. El Instituto Americano de Terapia Cognitiva ha encontrado que el 85 por ciento de los asuntos preocupantes no tienen un final tan oscuro como se temía e incluso que los preocupados resultan resolviendo el asunto mucho mejor de lo que esperaban. Así que usted decide si invierte su tiempo en angustias y dolores o prefiere darle un lugar adecuado al estrés y dedicarse un poquito más, realmente, a ser feliz.

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DIOVAN (DYE’-o-van) (valsartan) Tablets 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? DIOVAN can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your blood pressure if you plan to become pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking DIOVAN, tell your doctor right away. 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. Medicines that lower your blood pressure lower your chance of having a stroke or heart attack. 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. • have ever had a reaction called angioedema, to another blood pressure medicine. Angioedema causes swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat, and may cause difficulty breathing. 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. Your doctor may check the amount of potassium in your blood periodically • a salt substitute. Your doctor may check the amount of potassium in your blood periodically • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen or naproxen) • certain antibiotics (rifamycin group), a drug used to protect against transplant rejection (cyclosporin) or an antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV/AIDS infection (ritonavir). These drugs may increase the effect of valsartan. 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.

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• 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 if you already have kidney disease. Some patients 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 • tiredness • dizziness • stomach (abdominal) pain • flu symptoms 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 Distributed by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. East Hanover, NJ 07936 © Novartis T2012-137 July 2012


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LA IMPORTANCIA DEL CRÉDITO Luis Dominguez Vicepresidente y Gerente de Sucursal, Union Bank Tener una puntuación de crédito favorable puede ser una herramienta financiera muy útil. Cuando usted solicita una tarjeta de crédito, un préstamo o una hipoteca, el prestamista siempre verificará su calificación de crédito. A los consumidores con calificaciones de crédito favorables a menudo se les ofrece menores tasas de interés, mientras que aquellos con puntuaciones de crédito desfavorables pagan mayores tasas de interés sobre los saldos pendientes, o incluso puede ser que los créditos le sean limitados o negados. La puntuación de crédito es también consultada por prestamistas, compañías de seguros, posibles empleadores y arrendadores con el fin de obtener información y determinar si el solicitante es responsable con sus finanzas.

¿Qué es una puntuación de crédito? Cuando usted solicita una tarjeta de crédito, un préstamo, una hipoteca u otras formas de crédito, los prestamistas se asegurarán que usted pagará el préstamo oportunamente; una puntuación de crédito es un número normalmente entre 300 y 850 que representan la solvencia y la probabilidad de que el solicitante pagará su crédito. Un puntaje mayor a menudo significa que usted tiene un menor riesgo financiero y los prestamistas le pueden extender préstamos o créditos con términos favorables. La puntuación de crédito se basa en la infor-

mación obtenida por agencias, como Equifax, Experian y Transunion. Estas agencias reúnen información de diversas fuentes y proporcionan información de crédito al consumidor, a prestamistas y otros usuarios autorizados, acerca de los hábitos de pago en un informe de crédito.

¿Qué afecta a su historial de crédito? Información positiva o negativa en su historia financiera influye en su calificación de crédito. La puntuación de crédito toma en consideración el historial de sus créditos y pagos, si usted ha abierto nuevas cuentas recientemente y los tipos de crédito que utiliza. Retrasos en los pagos pueden disminuir su calificación, mientras que un historial de pagos a tiempo ayuda a aumentar su puntuación. Mantener una baja relación de deuda y crédito tendrá una influencia más favorable en su calificación. La duración de sus créditos, también se incluye en su puntuación. Estableciendo el CréditoPara comenzar a establecer un puntaje favorable, deberá comenzar a construir su historial de crédito. Una de las formas más simples, es solicitar una tarjeta de crédito con un límite bajo, por ejemplo en las tiendas departamentales. Hacer una o dos compras cada mes de artículos que ya forman parte de su presupuesto mensual y pagar el saldo completo cada mes. Si usted es menor de 21 años o desea restablecer su crédito, tendrá que solicitar una tarjeta de crédito garantizada, realizando un depósito monetario a cambio de crédito, hasta que demuestre su solvencia.

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Si usted no paga su factura, se utilizará su depósito para cubrir su deuda.Una vez que usted comience a construir un historial de crédito positivo, usted debe proponerse diversificar sus cuentas de crédito, solicitando préstamos a corto plazo, como préstamos automotrices o personales y asegurarse de hacer los pagos completos y a tiempo.

Mantener una calificación crediticia favorable Lo más importante que usted puede hacer, es pagar sus facturas y cuentas a tiempo, gradualmente reducir la cantidad de deuda y no exceder su línea de crédito. También es importante que usted verifique posibles errores en sus informes mensuales que podrían tener un efecto negativo en su puntaje de crédito. Obtener una copia de su informe de crédito por lo menos una vez al año y aclarar cualquier error. Los consumidores tienen derecho a un reporte de crédito gratis anual de cada una de las tres agencias principales de informes de crédito. Puede solicitarlo en: annualcreditreport.com Si detecta algún error en su historial de crédito comuníquelo por escrito a la agencia de crédito, entidad que iniciará las investigaciones pertinentes. El presente artículo está diseñado para proporcionar información general sobre cómo Establecer y Mantener el Crédito, no se considera una asesoría financiera por parte de Union Bank. En su caso, por favor consulte a su asesor financiero o asesor de impuestos.

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¿Busca ser propietario? No te puedes perder el evento de CityLIFTSM, patrocinado por Wells Fargo en colaboración con organizaciones locales sin fines de lucro. Solicite el programa de asistencia de anticipo de CityLIFTSM por hasta $20,000 (dólares) para un comprador de vivienda calificado, disponible por un tiempo limitado para aquellos que adquieran un hogar en algunas ciudades en el área de Oakland.1 Ir a www.wellsfargo.com/citylift para obtener más información. Fecha: 7 y 8 de diciembre de 2012 Hora: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Lugar: Oakland Marriott - West Hall, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 ¡La entrada al evento es gratuita! Obtenga más información e inscríbase hoy en: www.wellsfargo.com/citylift (sólo disponible en inglés) o llama al 866-802-0456 (sólo disponible en inglés) 1. Este programa de asistencia de pago inicial está disponible para grupos familiares que ganen 120% o menos del ingreso promedio del área, ajustado según el tamaño del grupo familiar, aunque productos de préstamo específicos pueden tener límites de ingresos más bajos. Los fondos de CityLIFT no pueden utilizarse para comprar propiedades poseídas por los bancos que sean administradas por Wells Fargo Premier Asset Services. El programa CityLIFTSM está diseñado para suministrar asistencia para pagos de adelanto y educación para los compradores de vivienda en áreas que más sufren la crisis financiera. El programa se desarrolló en respuesta al arreglo de 2012 con la División de Derechos Civiles del Departamento de Justicia de los EE. UU., y es un programa en colaboración de Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. y NeighborWorks America, una organización independiente sin fines de lucro. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que todas las demás comunicaciones, los documentos legales y las declaraciones le serán suministrados en inglés. Le recomendamos obtener los servicios de un intérprete independiente para asistirle conforme lo necesite. © 2012 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Todos los derechos reservados. NMLSR ID 399801 11/12

¿Estás embarazada? ¿Acabas de tener un bebé? ¿Tienes hijos menores de 5 años? ¿Tienes ingresos limitados? Servicios sin costo incluyen: Cheques para comprar alimentos como: Frutas y verduras frescas, leche, queso, huevos, tortillas, pan y cereal integrales y comidas para el bebé. Consejos y clases sobre como dar pecho y de nutrición.

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$10,000 There She Inspires! Miss America Scholarship Sweepstakes Inspirational entry with most votes will be awarded the $10,000 Amway Miss America Scholarship Ada Michigan HISPANIC PR WIRE The Miss America Organization (MAO) is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Amway North America is recognizing exceptional leaders who inspire others around him or her through the Amway Miss America Scholarship Sweepstakes held on the Amway U.S. Facebook page. Amway is a proud sponsor of the Miss America Organization and Amway’s beauty brand, AR-

TISTRY, is the official skincare and cosmetics provider for Miss America. “Amway and ARTISTRY applaud young leaders from all walks of life who are working hard to positively impact their peers and communities. We think one of the best ways to reward someone who inspires others is by offering them the opportunity to pursue their dreams,” says Jori Hartwig, Vice President of Marketing for Amway North America. The contest invites young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 to explain how, as a leader, they inspire others around them. The individual with the most public votes through December 31, 2012 will win $10,000 in scholarship funding. The public is encouraged

to vote for the entrant they think best inspires others. Contestants with the greatest number of votes will be awarded as followed:

McDonald’s of the Greater Bay Area partnered with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to bring local parents and students together for a free bilingual workshop designed to provide essential information on how to navigate the college application process. The HSF Steps for Success College Workshop sponsored by McDonald’s was held on November 17 at William C. Overfelt High School in San Jose. More than 800 individuals attended the workshop and following college fair. Topics of discussion included college application completion and scholarship searching and application completion.

“We understand how challenging the college application process can be and want students and parents to know we are here to help,” said local San Jose McDonald’s owner/operator Carmen Lemus. “This workshop offers the tools that families need to make college dreams a reality and is a great way for students and parents to become aware of all of the resources available to them.” This is the sixth year McDonald’s is partnering with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) to provide workshops in five major cities across the U.S. with strong bilingual Hispanic populations. This year the events took place in Albuquerque, N.M, Duluth, Ga., Las Vegas, Metairie, La., and San Jose, Calif. In ad-

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Contestants are asked to submit a photo accompanied by an essay or video explaining how, as a leader, they inspire others around them

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and why they should win a $10,000 scholarship. Each contestant is also required to submit their first and last names, email address, ZIP code, and phone number. There’s a limit of one entry per person and only individuals from the 50 U.S. states and District of Columbia will be accepted.

One Grand Prize: For the person who receives the most votes, a $10,000 scholarship and one: ARTISTRY Gift Basket including: ARTISTRY essentials skincare system ARTISTRY Light Up Lip Gloss ARTISTRY essentials replenishing eye creme                   

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dition, McDonald’s continues to support local and national RMHC/HACER scholarship programs established to reward deserving high school seniors and help them afford their college education. “Many of these students will be the first in their families to go to college,” said Frank D. Alvarez, President and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. “Our goal is that at least one person in every Latino household has a college degree so that others in the family realize they too can pursue and attain a college education.” For more information on RMHC/HACER scholarships, please visit http://rmhc.org/ what-we-do/rmhc-u-s-scholarships/.

Alum Rock Union Elementary School District California Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Program Pre-Qualification Facilities

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Notice is hereby given that for the purpose of pre-qualification, sealed Responsibility Questionnaires for District Facilities projects will be received by the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District, in the Purchasing Department, 2930 Gay Ave., San Jose, CA 95127, until 4pm on January 31, 2013. Contact Maria Martinez at maria.j.martinez@arusd.org to receive Questionnaire forms. Bid Description Multiple Maintenance Projects in the County of Santa Clara, State of California may occur at the District’s several sites. Opening of sealed bids submitted by pre-qualified bidders is scheduled for multiple projects from January through December of 2013. The District reserves the right not to perform projects at particular sites. Pre Qualification Packages Due Date and Time: 4pm on Thursday, January 31, 2013 Pre Qualification of Trade Contractors In order to bid, trade contractors must possess a current and active license to perform the work listed, submit the required Responsibility Questionnaire and be pre-qualified. The following trades are being prequalified; however, not all trades will be utilized on every project: Asbestos & Selective Demolition B or C21, with ASB license required General Contractor B license required, must self-perform carpentry Site Utilities A license required Paving & Grading A or C12 license required Concrete C8 license required Cabinet and Millwork C6 license required Roofing C39 license required Drywall C9 license required Flooring C15 license required Painting C33 license required HVAC C20 license required Plumbing C36 license required Electrical C10 license required Low Voltage Systems C7 license required Landscape C27 license required Fencing C13 license required Anticipated Bidding Requirements Opening of sealed bids submitted by pre-qualified bidders is scheduled for multiple projects from January through December of 2013. Projects would require a 100% performance bond, a 100% labor and materials bond, and bid bond in the amount of the 10% of the submitted bid. All projects are subject to the State Labor Code and the States Labor Compliance Program; Prevailing Rates of Wages. Contractors who have been pre-qualified shall 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 offer or obligation to enter into any agreements.


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Nuevos estándares de nutrición para almuerzos escolares Roddy Scheer &Doug Moss EARTH TALK En efecto, unos 31 millones de niños norteamericanos que toman parte en el Programa Nacional de

Almuerzo Escolar apoyado por el gobierno federal han estado recibiendo granos enteros, frijoles, frutas y verduras en sus dietas— quiéranlo o no. El cambio se debe a nuevos estándares

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Los nuevos estándares tienen su origen en las recomendaciones basadas en ciencia del Instituto de Medicina, y son la primera actualización de las normas nutricionales para comidas escolares desde 1995 cuando alimentos sin o con poca grasa hacían furor. La organización sin fines lucrativos Environmental Working Group (EWG) cree que los nuevos estándares representan un hito importante en los esfuerzos de mejorar los hábitos y la salud dietéticos de los niños norteamericanos cada vez más obesos. “La confianza errada de las escuelas en alimentos procesados para la producción mas rápida, y a bajo costo de mano de obra, los $1,6 mil millones de publicidad de la industria centrada en niños y una falta de fe en la curiosidad dietética de nuestros niños han creado una generación de “comedores exigentes” con paladares flojos,” reporta el grupo. “Con casi 17 por ciento de los niños de América ahora clínicamente obesos y un abismante 32 por ciento con peso excesivo, es hora ya de examinar críticamente los ambientes alimentarios poco sanos en que viven nuestros niños”. Los nuevos estándares limitan las calorías por comida a 850 para comidas de institutos secundarios, 700 para la educación media y 650 para los planteles primarios y más del doble de las porciones mínimas ordenadas de frutas y verduras, reduciendo el sodio, las grasas saturadas y las trans en las dietas de los escolares. Los alimentos de granos enteros, los frijoles y verduras verde oscuras y anaranjadas como el brécol, la espinaca, las zanahorias y los camotes han reemplazado cosas como la pizza y las papas fritas como artículos básicos en las escuelas que siguen el programa.

Verduras han reemplazado cosas como las papas fritas. Por supuesto, no todos aprueban los cambios. Huelgas de comida, protestas en Facebook, campañas por Twitter, videos de parodia en YouTube y otros medios han sido utilizados de costa a costa para expresar oposición a las comidas más sanas. Algunos restaurantes afectados culpan las nuevas porciones más pequeñas y la dieta más sana por causar una disminución de hasta 70 por ciento en la participación en programas de comida escolar desde que los nuevos estándares entraron en vigencia. Los psicólogos comprenden que los niños quizá no puedan aceptar los nuevos alimentos de inmediato pero finalmente los comerán—de modo que tanto el gobierno federal como las escuelas participantes se mantienen firme. Y la USDA dice que si una escuela “confronta dificultades grandes al em-

plear los nuevos requisitos de caloría, nosotros estamos listos para trabajar con ellos y remediar efectiva y rápidamente la situación con flexibilidades adicionales”. Los beneficios de los nuevos estándares fácilmente superan los costos. “Las comidas provistas por la escuela pueden ayudar a los niños a desarrollar hábitos de comida más sana—o los pueden preparar para una vida de salud pobre y sufrimiento innecesario,” dice EWG. EWG alaba los nuevos estándares por expandir significativamente el acceso y apreciación a los alimentos nutritivos. Está por verse si estas medidas podrán cambiar las normas de comer a través del país, pero como sea ahora millones de niños norteamericanos probablemente obtendrán sus comidas más sanas del día en una bandeja en sus restaurantes escolares.


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Y tenemos 20.000 razones para creer que lo podemos lograr; que son los 20.000 hombres y mujeres de PG&E que están completamente comprometidos en mantener su seguridad y la de su familia. Juntos estamos marcando una diferencia en el Área de la Bahía y en toda California. En lo que va de este año, hemos analizado más de 5.000 millas de tuberías, instalado 35 válvulas de seguridad automáticas nuevas e inspeccionado más de 1.7 millones de instalaciones eléctricas. Para la gente de PG&E esto es sólo el comienzo.

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Programa de albergues para Student Athlete Nominated desamparados abre sus for National Award puertas para el invierno Osvaldo Castillo EL OBSERVADOR

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Andrew Bui a senior at Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, has a passion for swimming. He excels in both individual swimming and water polo, and his talent has earned him a nomination for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award. Bui took time to answer some questions about himself for El Observador.

Olga Gonzales y sus cinco hijos no tuvieron que pasar la noche en la callé, gracias a la apertura del programa de tiempos de frio de EHC Lifebuilders  en Sunnyvale, uno de tres albergues en el sur de la bahía que proporciona refugio a más de 2,800 veteranos, desamparados y niños al año. Los tres refugios localizados en Sunnyvale, San José y Gilroy abren cada año el lunes después del día de acción de gracias y proven sus servicios hasta el fin de marzo, cuando las temperaturas son menos frías. Gonzales llegó al albergué después de que su estadía en otro refugio para personas víctimas de violencia doméstica se caducara. “Estoy un poco triste y me angustia porque no hay más programas que nos puedan ayudar,” explicó Gonzales, y agrego que su búsqueda a sido complicada, debido a que son seis en su familia, y de acuerdo a ella, muchos programas la rechazan por la cantidad de niños que tiene. Los tres refugios proporcionados por la organización EHC Lifebuilders abrieron sus puertas el lunes 26 de noviembre a las 6 p.m., preparados para servir comida y ofrecer camas a 275 personas. De acuerdo a Cindy Zbin, Directora de Relaciones Comunitarias, la mayoría de los clientes del refugio son hombres desamparados, pero a veces reciben familias como la de Gonzales. “Uno como adulto como sea se acomoda, pero los niños no se,” dijo Gonzales,

Q: What sport do you play and how long have you been playing it? Wilbert Camarillo a estado desamparado por dos años. junto a sus hijos, los seis sentados en una banca en el albergue después de su cena, “ Me incomoda, pero gracias a Dios tengo unos niños muy buenos. Pero si digo que ojala hubiera mas programas que le pudieran ayudar a uno para que nadie tuviera que estar en esta situación,” continuo la madre de cinco en lagrimas. De acuerdo a un censo y encuesta conducida el año pasado en el condado de Santa Clara, más de siete mil personas durmieron en las calles. Wilbert Camarillo a sentido lo que es no tener donde dormir. Por los últimos dos años que se quedo sin trabajo,, a vivido en las calles, a veces durmiendo en camión, circulando la ciudad toda la noche. “Mucha gente no tenemos donde vivir y pasamos frio, mucho frio en la calle. Éste es un lugar seguro. Si uno se queda en la calle, puede pasar algo, un accidente,” dijo Camarillo, quiene tiene a su familia en Yucatán, México. “Me siento triste porque

no tengo familia con quien pasar, me la paso en la calle. Mucha gente anda feliz el día de navidad, pero yo no me la puedo pasar con familia.” Por más de 20 años EHC Lifebuilders a proporcionado refugio y comida a sus clientes. Además, tienen programas de ayuda a largo plazo, para disminuir la cantidad de personas desamparadas en la área. EHC Lifebuilders ofrece entrenamiento de empleo, clases sobre como presentarse en una entrevista de trabajo y cortes de cabellos, entre otros servicios. Los servicios prestados por la organización que recibe dinero de la ciudad de San José y por donaciones privadas, son los únicos disponibles para personas con estas necesidades. Por lo pronto, Gonzales y sus hijos se mantienen en listas de espera para obtener vivienda. “Los niños no entienden, pero se acoplan. Espero en Dios que pronto podamos encontrar otro hogar.”

A: I have been swimming for the West Coast Aquatics Club for 9 years and have swam on a high school team all four years and played high school water polo for the past three years.

Q: What do you like best about your sport? A: Swimming: The competitiveness and adrenaline. There is no feeling for me that is even relatively close to the feeling of my heart pounding and my body tingling as a step up onto the blocks before a race. It is pure adrenaline. Many people have the false impression that competitive swimming is a completely individual sport. Besides for relays, racing is completely independent. However, there is a different type of respect and admiration that swimmers have for the competitors and teammates that comes from the intense practices and dedication to the sport. A: As for water polo, it fills my need for the teamwork aspect and learning how to work with others. I loved getting to know my teammates strengths and weak-

Student athlete Andrew Bui of Andrew Hill High School. nesses and grow together as a team. A win in swimming is a great and satisfying feeling. But it is an entirely different feeling when you know you have helped your team win. It is about being apart of something bigger than just yourself. Swimming & waterpolo: What other sports involve such a lack of clothing and freezing temperatures? I love it.

Q: How do you feel about being nominated for the Wendy’s High School Heisman award? A: To be nominated for this award is just amazing. It makes me feel that besides the awards and honors coming from the sport itself, this scholarship symbolizes the hard work and dedication that I have put forth.In a way, it is reassuring. It reassures me that my hard work has indeed paid off, and that there is still a long road to

come from these sports.

Q: What college do you plan on attending and what do you plan on studying? A: I hope to be a student at the University of Pennsylvania studying Neuroscience.  Created in 1994 by Wendy’s and the Heisman Memorial Trust, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes outstanding high school seniors nationwide who excel in athletics, academics and community leadership.  Students can nominate themselves for the award online, in addition to being recommended by principals, teachers, guidance counselors and coaches.  The most exceptional students are then selected to advance during extensive judging processes conducted at both state and national levels.


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Health insurance shopping?

Getting informed on reform is a good place to start (BPT)

If you don’t have health insurance benefits through an employer, you can purchase individual or family plans directly from many insurance companies. When shopping for health insurance, you need to find a plan that meets your individual needs: * Look for a plan that is offered in your state and provides a high-quality network of health care professionals, hospitals and facilities. * Seek an insurer that offers a personalized website and online tools that can help you manage your health care, including a doctor locator, treatment cost comparison charts, viewing your claims history, online bill pay, downloadable forms and the option to print temporary identification cards. * Even with good online services, sometimes you’ll want to speak to someone. Look for an insurance company that offers a 24/7 customer service call center. * For times when you’re not sure if you need to see a doctor, or when the doctor’s unavailable, a 24/7 health information line can be a great help. Look for one staffed by trained nurses. * Seek plans that offer affordable prescription drugs through either a retail pharmacy or home delivery which can save you money and provide a great convenience. * Comprehensive plans will offer discounts on health and wellness programs, such as weight management and nutrition, fitness, tobacco cessation etc.

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Asthma & allergy sufferers: Have a happy and healthy holiday season by following a few simple tips (BPT) You might think that by the time the holidays arrive, allergy season is long gone. However, for millions of allergy sufferers, the reality is that allergens still abound. From pet dander to volatile organic compounds, indoor allergens can cause discomfort and health issues as bothersome as when pollen is in season. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America offers some advice for helping minimize allergy and asthma triggers in your home this holiday season: * Thoroughly clean all stored decorations before using them in your home. If one or more of these irritants is a trigger for you, wear a mask while cleaning. When you’re done with the decorations this year, clean them again before you seal them in plastic bags and store them in airtight containers. * If you will be using a live tree, you can reduce mold problems by thoroughly wiping the trunk with a solution of lukewarm water and diluted bleach (one part bleach to 20 parts water). Before you bring the tree inside, use a leaf blower to remove pollen grains. * Limit the use of air fresheners like candles, oils and potpourri. If you really want to fill your home with a holiday aroma during a special occasion, try baking using naturally fragrant ingredients like vanilla, cinnamon or citrus. * A crackling fire can create a warm, festive mood for holiday gatherings. To minimize potential irritation, don’t use woodburning stoves or fireplaces at all. If you use a gas fireplace, check vents and use secured doors, rather than screens, to reduce smoke entering the room.


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San Jose honors famed writer Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende, San Jose Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen, and William “Willy” C. Gordon. Veronica Taylor Ramirez SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR World renowned writer Isabel Allende was honored in City of San Jose and San Jose State University with “Isabel Allende Day,” a day to celebrate her contributions to the literary world, Tuesday November 28th. “Isabel Allende Day” featured an exhibit in Martin Luther King Jr. Library where students showcased their appreciation for Allende. San Jose State’s Animation and Illustration Program created sketches based on her novel “The City of the Beasts.” Theatre Arts Program at SJSU also performed an adaptation of Allende’s story, “Tosca” The San Jose City Council also honored Allende with a commendation and certificate. That afternoon, Morris Dailey Auditorium at San Jose State University was filled to capacity with students, teachers, press, and devoted Allende fans of all ages.

“I remember being in graduate school, and all of a sudden a woman showed up in our classes who we could read for the first time and she wasn’t Santa Teresa,” said Lisa Vollendorf SJSU Dean of College of Arts and Humanities of Allende’s literary works. “That really was a formative moment in my own career, which I then devoted in all of my research of women’s literature.” Allende’s literary works have been translated into thirty-seven languages. She has sold more than 57 million books. Her works are said to have changed the academic discipline of Latin American fiction by changing the role of women. “I never thought I would be a writer because there were not very many role models, I was born in the 40s, in Chile, in a very conservative backward society,” said Allende. “The only women writers I knew of were English.”  Her husband, William “Willy” C. Gordon, is also a distinguished mystery nov-

elist on his own terms. Gordon was also recognized for his literary works as well as his earlier contributions to the Hispanic community for his work as a lawyer. What Gordon and Allende share are a connection with San Jose State University. It was through a former SJSU professor that led Allende and Gordon to meet for the first time. “It was chance to have to great authors here and to recognize that they have ties to San Jose State, so that makes San Jose State shine,” said Anita Fountain, SJSU Spanish Professor and coordinator of Isabel Allende Day. Fountain said she was not suprised to see the crowds at the day’s event. “What attracted me to her books is her activism for women and immigrants,” said Susan Duran, SJSU anthropology major. “She said language is like blood, I like that she always connects back to her heritage.”

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Horóscopo de Diciembre Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR

Aries La influencia de los astros se centrará durante todo el mes en tu círculo social, nuevos conocidos se harán presentes y por medio de ellos te llegarán nuevas oportunidades.Lucirás mejor que antes y gozarás de buena salud. Disfruta de la Navidad y

trata de hacer el bien lo más que puedas. Números de la suerte: 2-49-17-21-43

Tauro Todo lo que fue un problema para ti el mes anterior, ahora se resuelve favorablemente. Momento para echar a andar tus proyectos y obtener lo que tanto anhelas. Ami-

gos del ayer se hacen presentes y recibirás ayuda de donde menos lo imaginas. La época navideña te hará vivir momentos felices junto a tu familia. Números de la suerte: 4-611-13-27-29

Géminis El tema del amor y las relaciones es uno de tus favoritos, has pasado por muchas

experiencias en los meses anteriores pero te ha llegado el momento de disfrutar y ser feliz. Deja el pasado atrás y dedícate a ser dichoso. Lo que más deseas en este momento, sucederá gracias al espíritu de la Navidad. Números de la suerte: 3-1718-19-21-34

Cáncer El sector salud se verá ampliamente beneficiado durante esta temporada, es el momento ideal para iniciar una rutina de ejercicios, comer saludable y ponerte en forma. Llegan buenas noticias del exterior. Un sueño largamente acariciado se te cumplirá a cabalidad ¡Antes de la Noche Buena! Números de la suerte: 5-1020-25-28-40

Leo Toda la energía astral ahora se encuentra concentrada en tu sector de dinero y adquisiciones, esto augura buenas noticias y éxito en tus planes, también presagia la realización de un negocio, un mejor empleo o un aumento. Buena suerte. Esta época navideña es para disfrutarla y es augurio, que tendrás motivos para celebrar. Números de la suerte: 7-89-23-24-25

Virgo Estás iniciando un período muy afortunado, tienes a varios planetas a tu favor, por lo tanto te esperan buenas noticias y tus planes saldrán incluso mejor de lo que tú esperas. Un amigo atravesará por una situación complicada, ayúdale. El fervor de la Navidad trae consigo mucha felicidad para ti y tus seres queridos. Números de la suerte: 1-2123-32-34-50

Libra Es muy probable que tus proyectos se retrasen un poco debido a la conjunción planetaria, sin embargo, todo está sucediendo por tu propio bien, las cosas llegarán en el momento indicado. Tendrás una gran satisfacción. Con el calor de la Navidad llegarán muchas alegrías a tu vida, el universo te obsequiará lo que más deseas. Números de la suerte: 10-1519-29-43-46

Escorpión La situación actual pinta de lo mejor en cuanto a lo laboral, siempre tendrás oportunidades para sobresalir y especialmente dedicarte a lo que más te gusta.Se vislumbran viajes y la llegada de gente interesante a tu vida. En esta época festiva llena de magia y fervor religioso, se te concederá un deseo de amor. Números de la suerte: 12-1418-28-38-47

Sagitario Resolverás varios problemas y dilemas en el transcurso del mes, alguien que se alejó vuelve a tu camino con intenciones románticas. Debes pensar bien antes de expresar tus comentarios pues tu extremada franqueza no siempre es bien vista. Suaviza tus opiniones.La época navideña trae consigo un cúmulo de buena suerte para ti, te sentirás motivado y muy feliz. Números de la suerte: 3-919-29-31-42

Capricornio Tienes ante ti un dilema muy grade pues existen dos personas que te pueden hacer feliz, decide lo más conveniente y sobre todo procura no dejarte influenciar por terceras personas. En el trabajo todo vuelve a la normalidad. En esta época de paz y amor tendrás la noble misión de hacer feliz a otras personas y eso te creará una enorme recompensa del karma. Números de la suerte: 11-1213-22-23-45

Acuario Tu mundo romántico estará de lo más ocupado durante todo el mes, de pronto te sobran admiradores y personas que quieren conocerte y tener algo contigo, elige bien porque hay alguien que está dispuesto a hacerte feliz. El sector financiero augura mejoría. La Navidad es para compartir buenos deseos y procurarle el bien a los demás, cosas que tú haces a cabalidad. Números de la suerte: 7-818-19-21-32

Piscis Es probable que en estas fechas se te presente una oportunidad laboral estupenda, algo que siempre habías andado buscando, valió la pena esperar ¿No lo crees? Por otra parte se resolverá un problema de alguno de la familia. La salud de tu amigo o pariente mejorará. Las campanas navideñas te anuncian que serás el receptor de una gran bendición de Dios. Felicidades. Números de la suerte: 3-410-15-27-49


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Winter Recipes are Knocking:

Hello Onions

(NewsUSA) Cooking without onion is like trying to make a BLT without the tomato -- it’s possible to fill the void with something else, but you’ll probably feel like you’re missing something. Plus, now that it’s time to put on layers and nestle up to a fire, winter recipes are a’brewing, and they’re full of tasty onions. Yellow onions, in particular, that are harvested during cold weather months are perfect for roasts, soups, slowcooked dishes and other winter favorites. Specifically, yellow onions are ideal for these applications to help build flavor profiles because of their robust, savory taste. Whether headlining a dish, such as french onion soup, or playing a more subtle, supporting role, like meatloaf with onions, this vegetable lends itself to a variety of uses, making onions about as flexible as a yoga master. Regardless of how you use the staple vegetable, onions offer a great deal of nutritional value, and they are associated with lower risks of heart disease and cancer. Try out a new recipe from the National Onion Association --

it’s easy, affordable to make, and rich in cumin, onions and tomatoes. Pasta Italiano with Onion and Pork 1 1/4 pounds pork loin sirloin chops or pork shoulder blade steaks 2 teaspoons each ground

cumin and chili powder 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion (10 ounces), cut into narrow wedges 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) Italian recipe stewed tomatoes 1 package (9 ounce) fresh linguini pasta Grated Parmesan and fresh or dried minced herbs.

Postres sabrosos y saludables para las fiestas (NAPSM) Los recuerdos de las fiestas navideñas son frecuentemente momentos en los que se comparte con la familia las comidas y bebidas típicas, así como los postres especiales y tradicionales de nuestras abuelas. Muchas familias, sin embargo, se preocupan por las calorías adicionales que traen estos tiempos festivos. A continuación, encontrará unos consejos sencillos que le ayudarán a disfrutar de las comidas y evitar esta preocupación. Cuando prepare los postres para sus reuniones festivas, considere estas sabrosas ideas:

• Frutas, frutas y más frutas: Las frutas de por sí son un excelente postre y, a la vez, un elemento decorativo para su mesa. llene una fuente con clementinas, naranjas o manzanas, y colóquela en la mesa. Son fáciles de comer hasta para los niños. En lugar de galletas o panes dulces, regale una canasta de frutas a sus amigos y vecinos. También puede servir ensalada de frutas con la comida. • Utilice ingredientes saludables en las recetas favoritas de su familia: Si el plato festivo favorito de su familia es el pan dulce o pan de Navidad, preparélo con harina de trigo integral o agréguele plátanos, arándanos, moras, manzanas, nueces o pe-

canas. Asegúrese de utilizar las nueces con moderación porque son altas en calorías. • Reduzca las porciones: Es posible que se haya dado cuenta de que las porciones de alimentos han crecido en las últimas décadas. Afortunadamente, no hay que comer una porción de postre grande para poder disfrutarlo. Considere servir postres en tamaño de bocadillo, en lugar de porciones completas, como galletitas, pancitos dulces y pequeños pedazos de torta o turrón. Esto le ayudará a satisfacerse sin tener que ingerir grandes cantidades, pero recuerde que, por ser más pequeños, no significa que puede comer más cantidad.

Trim the fat from the cho ps or blade steaks. Trim the meat from bones, and cut into small cubes. Dust pork with cumin and oregano. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and pork and sauté until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Add tomatoes and heat. Cook linguine in boiling water about 2 minutes or as package directs. Drain and serve with pork-onion sauce on top. Sprinkle with cheese and herbs. Makes 4 servings.

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NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 6 , 2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 572019 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Angels Home HealthCare & Gen. Service, 464 Coyote Road, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Jesus A. Delgado de La Flor, 464 Coyote Rd., San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 11/26/12. “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.) Jesus Antonio Delgado de La Flor Nov. 30; Dec. 07, 14, 21, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/26/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571997 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, TFI Services, 586 Novak Dr., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. An Ho, 586 Novak Dr., San Jose, CA 95127, Alice Nguyen, 586 Novak Dr., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by husband and wife 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.) An Ho Nov. 30; Dec. 07, 14, 21, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/21/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV236681 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: JuHua Zhang & Fei Wang TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Juhua Zhang & Fei Wang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ai Wen Wang to Amy Aiwen Wang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/19/13 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. November 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 30; Dec. 07, 14, 21, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571817 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Trinh Law Firm, 99 N. First Street, Ste. 250, San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Anh Trinh, 5557 Stoney Creek Place, San Jose, CA 95138. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 11/15/12. “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.) Anh Trinh Nov. 23, 30; Dec. 07, 14, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/15/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571794 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, T’ien-Shan Pugs-Puppy Nanny, 2031 Adele Place, San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. Susan Phillips, 2031 Adele Place, San Jose, CA 95125. This business is

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jasbir S. Sindra & Vera S Sindra TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Jasbir S Sindra & Vera V Sindra have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Harjot Singh Sindra to Alex Harjot Sindra. 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 02/05/13 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. October 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 23, 30; Dec. 07, 14, 2012. FTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571628 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Cal Mobile X-Ray & EKG, 6349 Purple Hills Dr., San Jose, CA 95119, Santa Clara Co. Adham Zooby, 6349 Purple Hills Dr., San Jose, CA 95119, Fida Ameereh, 6349 Purple Hills Dr., San Jose, CA 95119. This business is conducted by husband and wife registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 09/2006. “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.) Adham Zooby Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/09/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571604 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Hyde Park Market, 1098 N. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. HNHT Enterprise Inc., 1330 N. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant 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.) HNHT Enterprise Inc. Lauren Tang/Director Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/08/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571518 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Silicon Valley Fencing, Silicon Valley Fencing Center, 4500 El Camino Real Ave Ste 1, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara Co. Silicon Valley Fencing Inc., 4500 El Camino Real Ave Ste 1, Los Altos, CA 94022. This business is conducted by a corporation registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 6/01/2011. “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.) Silicon Valley Fencing Inc. Oleksii Muruhin/President Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/07/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571439 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Accent Tile and Marble, Ascent Computer Solutions, 9600 New Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara

Co. RCS Enterprises Inc., 9600 New Avenue, Gilroy, CA 95020. This business is conducted by a corporation registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 09/22/1989. “I dezzzzclare 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.) RCS Enterprises Inc. M. Carmen B. Silva/Corporate Sec/Tres Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/06/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 570924 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Auto Clutch Transmission, 2983 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Rolando Magaña, 2301 Poplan Ave., East Palo Alto, CA 94303. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 10/22/12. “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.) Rolando Magaña Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/2/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 570732 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, My boy Men’s Clothing, 2580 Senter Rd #499, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Sergio Pacheco, 113 Dogaway, San Jose, CA 95111, Oscar Pacheco, 2580 Senter Road #499, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by a general partnership 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.) Oscar Pacheco Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/16/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV235827 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Daisy Gutierrez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Daisy Gutierrez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Victor Eligio Jr. Martinez Gutierrez to Eligio Victor Martinez Gutierrez Jr. 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 02/26/13 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. November 13, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV235701 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Phan Vuong, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Phan Vuong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dieu Thao Thi Nguyen

to Emma Thao Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/26/13 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. November 08, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV235673 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hang Thu Dang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Hang Thu Dang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hang Thu Dang to Hannah Quach. 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 02/26/13 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. November 08, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV235651 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Briauna Terry, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Briauna Terry has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jason Ryan Steart to Jason Ryan Terry b. Blake Andrew –Pate Stewart to Blake Andrew Terry. 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 02/26/13 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. November 08, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV234054 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lyzette Ruiz, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Lyzette Ruiz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sergio Esqueda Jr. to Antonio Ochoa Ruiz. 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 01/29/13 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. October 15, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV231675 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Stephanie Naylor, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Stephanie Taylor has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jeaden PerrellJon Dunbar Naylor to Jeaden Perrnell Underwood. 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 12/11/12 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. September 05, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 571698 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 ClerkRecorder’s office. Consulting Solution of California. Filed in Santa Clara County on 10/09/2009 under file no. 529843. Benjamin Fernandez, 6707 Elwood Road, San Jose, CA 95120. 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.) Benjamin Fernandez Nov. 16, 23, 30; Dec. 07, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/13/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 570638 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, TC Microsystems, 1981 Ensign Way, San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara Co. Karen Lien, 1981 Ensign Way, San Jose, CA 95133. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 10/01/12. “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.) Karen Lien Nov. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/12/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571487 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, El Paisano Produce, 575 1st Street, Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Margarita Ortiz, 2206 Renfrew Ct., San Jose, CA 95131. 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.) Margarita Ortiz

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS Nov. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/07/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571408 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Gina’s Daycare, 1549 Shumaker Way, San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Joaquina Marin, 1549 Shumaker Way, San Jose, CA 95131. 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.) Joaquina Marin Nov. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/05/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 571347 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Photopia A Photo Booth Company, 385 North 3rd Street, Suite B2, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Dietrich Whlstrand, 385 North 3rd Street Ste B2, San Jose, CA 95112. 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.) Dietrich Wahlstrand Nov. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/02/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV235532 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Blanca Cerda & Alvaro Molina, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Blanca Cerda & Alvaro Molina have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Isai Abinadad Molina Zavala to Isai Abinadad Molina Cerda. 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 12/11/12 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. November 06, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV235457 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jorge Mario Sierra Sevilla, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jorge Mario Sierra Sevilla has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jorge Mario Sierra Sevilla to Jaden Mario Sierra. 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 02/26/13 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

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general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 06, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV235227 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Harold Lee Levenson, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Harold Lee Levenson has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Harold Lee Levenson to Lee Levenson. 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 02/19/13 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. November 01, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV229760 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gricelda Cornelio & Javier Lorenzo Garcia, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Gricelda Cornelio & Javier Lorenzo Garcia have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Viridiana Lorenzo Cornelio to (first) Viridiana (last) Lorenzo-Cornelio. 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 12/18/12 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. November 01, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228091 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anne T. Olivieri, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Anne T. Olivieri has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Joaquin Murieta Ramirez Jr. to Julian Paulie Duran. 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 01/15/13 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. Sept. 26, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Nov. 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012.


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MOVIES

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KILLING THEM SOFTLY

In theaters November 30 Adapted from George V. Higgins novel and set in New Orleans, Killing Them Softly follows professional enforcer, Jackie Cogan (Pitt), who investigates a heist that occurs during a high stakes, mob-protected, poker game. The film also features Scoot McNairy (Monsters), Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom), Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), with James Gandolfini, Vincent Curatola, Max Casella and Sam Shepard among others.

Silent Night

In theaters November 30 The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve. Silen Night is a horror film directed by Steven C. Miller. It is a remake of Charles E. Sellier’s 1984 cult film Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Universal Soldier:Day of Reckoning

In theaters November 30 John (Adkins, The Expendables 2) wakes up from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible, Luc Deveraux (Van Damme). While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol (Arlovski). As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rouge army of genetically enhanced warriors led by back-from-the-dead leader Andrew Scott (Lundgren), John discovers more about himself and begins to call into question everything he believed to be true.


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Gift Ideas for Your Loved Ones Juan Carlos Miranda SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR So you survived thanksgiving, black Friday and cyber Monday madness, huh? Well, good for you but I bet your wallet wasn’t so lucky. After all with all those great deals out there who could’ve resisted the temptation. Hopefully you were able to get most of your Christmas shopping done and got everyone you needed to get a present to, including yourself. If you were not so lucky, fear not that you don’t have enough money left; here I present to you my top items that won’t break your wallet even more and will make the perfect gifts.

For Mom Moms are very particular when it comes to gifts. You either know what she really likes or you don’t and if you give them something they don’t like they will definitely make sure to let you know. One thing you can’t go wrong with is buying them some nice, comfortable pajamas. I mean, all moms like to sleep, right!

Now, if you can afford a little more why not buy them a pair of UGGs. I know I have said these are some of the fugliest shoes before but I think I’m slowly coming around the idea they are not going anywhere just because I don’t like them. They are like that cousin you can’t stand but still have to put up with because they’re family.

For Dad Dads are a lot easier when it comes to presents, they’ll pretty much be content with anything you give them. Try this. If your dad is the office type get him a skinny tie. Skinny ties are cool and will update their office look plus, who doesn’t want to look younger? If your dad is a sports fan, then get him a jersey of their favorite team, you can’t go wrong with that. If all that fails just head over to the store, grab a 12pack and wrap it up.

For the BF Easy. Think about it, this is the perfect excuse to dress him up the way you want.

Las fiestas generalmente son bastante caóticas, y lo último que necesita es aumentar el estrés con el envío de los regalos. En estas fechas, hay millones de paquetes desplazándose por el país todos los días: si sabe cómo embalar y cuándo enviar los regalos, podrá ahorrar tiempo y dinero y se podrá olvidar de las dificultades relacionadas con los envíos. Estos consejos de FedEx le ayudarán con la entrega segura y oportuna de paquetes.

Consejos inteligentes para empacar —Utilice cajas nuevas y resistentes con tapas nuevas; no vuelva a usar las cajas. Elija

una caja lo suficientemente grande para acomodar el material de protección del espesor correspondiente. —Envuelva los artículos en forma individual con material de protección y colóquelos en el centro en cartones alejados de los lados, los extremos, la parte superior e inferior de la caja. —Elija material de protección del espesor y la densidad adecuada y utilice la cantidad suficiente para llenar los espacios vacíos en su caja de envío. Coloque, al menos, dos pulgadas de plástico de burbujas, copos de espuma o cualquier otro material de empaque en todos los lados. Además utilice una cinta adhesiva resisten-

ing you every single day of the next year how cheap and dumb you were for not getting the hints she was giving you.

So I lied. I said these gifts wouldn’t break your wallet and most of them won’t,

Buy him those skinny jeans you are dying for him to wear, or perhaps that purple sweater you saw at the store the other day. No? How about that stupid game he has been dying to get? You must really enjoy sitting on the couch getting ignored if you buy him the game, but no judgment here.

For the GF This will probably the most expensive gift on the list. First if you already know what she wants, what are you waiting for? Go out and get it because she will not settle for anything less.

You should know this by now. If you don’t know what she wants then it’s time to get to work. Whenever you’re out walking with her in the mall look for long stares, what catches her eye and makes her go and try it on. One very important hint will be when she tries something on, like shoes, and she gets a huge smile on her face, but frowns and seems sad after looking at the price. When that happens my friend, well, you’re pretty much done. You’re going to have to get her that for Christmas if you don’t want her to be remind-

Envíos para unas felices fiestas Haga llegar sus paquetes de manera segura (FAMILY FEATURES)

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te para embalar. —Coloque los artículos frágiles en una caja doble con 3 pulgadas de material de protección adentro y alrededor de la caja más pequeña. —En el caso de los artículos de forma irregular o desigual, asegúrese de cubrir y encintar todos los bultos o bordes filosos. —Coloque la etiqueta de envíos a lo largo en el lado más visible del paquete y alejada de dobleces o pliegues. Coloque las direcciones completas de remitente y destinatario, incluya código postal y número de teléfono. Asegúrese de que la etiqueta esté colocada en forma correcta y segura.

FedEx recomienda colocar una etiqueta adicional, tarjeta comercial o membrete con la dirección y número de teléfono del remitente dentro del paquete antes de sellarlo. —Coloque, al menos, tres vueltas de cinta para embalar (no utilice cinta aisladora ni cinta adhesiva) en los lados superiores e inferiores del paquete con el método de encintado en forma de H. No dude en solicitar el servicio de empaque y envío. FedEx cuenta con más de 1.800 sucursales (centros de impresión y envíos) en todo el mundo que brindan diversos servicios y suministros relacionados con empaques y envíos.

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except for the last one. But, would you really be happy with yourself knowing you gifted items your loved ones didn’t really want or need? I don’t think so. All I can say for now is good luck! You’re going to need it.


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ENTERTAINMENT

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Recuerdan a “El Enmascarado” Taxco, Guerrero NOTIMEX Reviven El Hijo del Santo y la actriz Lorena Velázquez emotivos recuerdos, durante la exhibición en las Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, de la legendaria cinta “Santo contra las mujeres vampiro”, misma que sirvió para iniciar los homenajes al mítico personaje enmascarado. La película dirigida por el cineasta Alfonso Corona Blake fue protagonizada por El Santo y la actriz Lorena Velázquez, quien estuvo presente para recordar al lado del Hijo del Santo algunos pasajes sobre esta película (1962).   Tras la exhibición, El Hijo del Santo revivió inolvidables recuerdos de su infancia

PHOTO CAPTION: como el día que se entero de la verdadera identidad de El Santo, personaje que admirada. “Tendría como seis años cuando supe que El Santo

era mi padre, y como todo niño no supe guardar el secreto y lo compartía con los niños de la escuela, aunque eso me costó que muchos se burlaran de mi y propiciaran pleitos”, dijo. “Yo no era peleonero, trate de evitarlo, aunque mi padre lo que hizo fue inscribirme en deportes de contacto, pero yo siempre he sido el gran admirador de El Santo”, comentó el hijo de la leyenda de los cuadriláteros.   Mientras que la actriz Lorena Velázquez, quien trabajó desde 1961 con El Santo en cinco películas, recordó que el “Enmascarado de plata” siempre fue gentil y aunque siempre se ha existido la incógnita de sí alguna vez sostuvo un romance con él.  

Presenta Tito “El Bambino” su nuevo disco “Invicto”

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vanto y me veo todas las mañanas me siento invicto”.

El cantante puertorriqueño Tito “El Bambino” presentó su nuevo disco “Invicto”, en el que mezcla el reggaetón con la música electrónica y tropical e incluye dúos con Marc Anthony, Tito Nieves, Yandel y el dúo de música cristiana Tercer Cielo.

El cantante dijo que este disco es el mejor de su carrera, porque le llega en un momento de madurez, en el que ha evolucionado las letras que podrían “sonar vulgares” del reggaetón, a cantarle al amor y al despecho, pero “con mucho cuidado”.

“El Bambino”, cuyo nombre real es Efraín Fines Nevares, dijo en entrevista con Notimex que el título de “Invicto” busca “llevar un mensaje positivo y alegre de que todo va a salir bien con fe cuando yo me le-

En el álbum presenta una colaboración con su compatriota Marc Anthony, con su primer sencillo promocional

“¿Por qué les mientes?”.

El material discográfico “Invicto” incluye además la colaboración con Tito Nieves “El Pavarotti de la Salsa”, con el tema “Dame la ola”, otra con el dúo dominicano de música cristiana Tercer Cielo, en la canción “Alzo mi voz”. “El Bambino” dijo que en marzo iniciará la gira de “Invicto” por Estados Unidos, Latinoamérica y Europa, pues todavía le quedan conciertos de la gira de “Invencible”, que cerrará el 30 de diciembre en Guatemala.


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App Society: Thoughts on the merging of technology with our fingertips Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR

When one goes to flip on the illuminated touch screen on a cell phone, the first of several possible moves is to 1) check the time 2) check an alert 3) make a phone call. I find it ever so interesting that as of late “make a phone call” is the last on the list. If you find yourself in the same situation, you might be a human in the year 2012. The Internet is accessed through mobile devices and tablets more than on desktops every day. It’s exponentially increasing and hardly slowing down because of the economy. Cheaper forms of cell phone plans and general hardware costs have allowed almost anyone to have a bastion of information in their hands. This progress in technology has devaluated old forms of information, communication and entertainment in some way or another. MP3 players, cameras and laptop sales are lower than ever, most definitely because of the boom of the smart phone and tablet. People are still people, and they still go on about their daily lives. Now though, as much as we are

disconnected from people in terms of going outside to just conversing with a stranger we will quickly debate with one on an online forum.

without researching society and the effects of their ambitions. As with anything there are the good and bad aspects.

I watch older films and TV shows and it’s remarkable to see crowds of people and party situations where no one is staring down at a blue glow in their hands. Just people interacting with each other and their environments.

Apps and mobile devices allow people to interact, draw to each other, share their favorite meals or see their loved ones in real time across oceans and land masses. As long as people remain peaceful to each other and take a moment to realize what’s important we won’t lose track of our humanity. We live in one of the most exciting and ever-changing times in all of human history. Again though, people are alive and full of interesting information, while our phones only work if we input into them.

These screens of glass and liquid crystal are a barrier from the world to some, but at the same time they open the world up to new ideas and information. This contradiction is possible in this world because of engineers and tinkerers who dream up the next great creation, lightning-fast communication and storage

Crucial Safety Tips for Online Dating (STATEPOINT)

As more of our communications take place over the Internet, it’s no wonder that an ever-growing number of singles are meeting each other online. In fact, Online Dating Magazine estimated in 2011 that more than 280,000 marriages a year are a direct result of people meeting online.

Before taking online relationships offline. Men and women alike should take precautionary measures to help avoid dangerous dating circumstances: • Meet your date at the venue rather than have he

or she pick you up -- you don’t need a stranger to know where you live.

• Choose well-populated public places to meet. Let a friend know where you are going. It may sound overly cautious, but it doesn’t hurt to share your date’s contact information and name as well. • Avoid exchanging too much personal information right off the bat, such as your last name and place of work. Get to know someone first. • Listen to your gut. If something feels off, be polite, but end the evening early.

• Don’t believe everything you read. It is entirely legal to lie on an Internet dating site about one’s height, weight, age and financial status. If you meet someone whose description doesn’t match reality, you should wonder whether your “match” would also lie about things you can’t see on the surface. Be especially cautious if someone seems “too good to be true.” •Unfortunately not everyone on dating sites is looking for love. Financial scammers prey upon lonely hearts. Don’t become a victim. If you’re dating someone who suddenly starts hitting you up for cash, end it.

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NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 6 , 2012

FOX Deportes Transmitira la San Jose Earthquakes’ Frank FIFA Club Copa Mundial 2012 Yallop Named MLS Coach of the Year FOX

Deportes nuevamente será la emisora con derecho exclusivo a presentar la Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA 2012. La cobertura en vivo comien-

za el jueves 6 de diciembre a las 5:50 am Hora del Este, con Japón (JPN) contra Auckland City FC (NZL). El torneo continuará hasta el domingo 16 de diciembre, con el

encuentro FINAL presentado en vivo en FOX Deportes a las 5:30 am Hora del Este. Entre los encuentros destacados se incluyen el partido del CF Monterrey (MEX) el domingo 9 de diciembre, el partido del SC Corinthians Paulista el miércoles 12 de diciembre y el partido del Chelsea FC el 13 de diciembre.   La Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA 2012 será la 9ª edición de la Copa Mundial de Clubes de la FIFA. Después de que los Emiratos Árabes Unidos auspiciaron el torneo en los años 2009 y 2010, los derechos de auspicio regresaron a Japón desde el 2011.

San José CALIFORNIA San Jose Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop was named MLS Coach of the Year on Tuesday, the second time he has won the award in his 10-year career. Yallop was an overwhelming winner, picking up 65 percent of the vote, 56-percent more than second-place Peter Vermes of Sporting Kansas City. Yallop marshaled the Earthquakes through one of the biggest turnarounds in MLS history in 2012. At 19-6-9, Yallop’s squad improved by 28 points and a league-record 11 wins from their 2011 finish. San Jose’s 66 points set a club record

and ranks No. 3 in league history. “This is a great individual honor,” Yallop said. “I would like to thank my players and staff for all the hard work and dedication this season. Without them, this could not have been possible.”   During the regular season, Yallop engineered an 8-0-1 record against the three next-best teams in the Western Conference – Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders FC and the LA Galaxy. Additionally, Yallop’s Earthquakes churned out one of the top offensive outputs in league history. With 72 goals, San Jose shattered its previous single-season record of 55 in a season, set in

1997. The Earthquakes are the first team since the LA Galaxy and Miami Fusion in 2001 to average more than two goals per game. Even with three talented strikers in the fold, Yallop found a way to integrate Wondolowski, Gordon and Steven Lenhart; that trio was the first in MLS to score 10 or more goals apiece since 2002 and the first in club history since 1997.   The award was voted on by media, MLS players and MLS club management based on regular season performance. The other two finalists were D.C United’s Ben Olsen and Sporting Kansas City’s Peter Vermes.

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