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VOLUME 33 ISSUE 1 | WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM | JAN 6 - JAN 12, 2012

The Future of 401k Retirement Plans Pg. 4

State Traffic Fines Reduced Pg. 2

Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre cataratas Pg. 6

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COMMUNITY

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California Supreme Court Upholds Legislature’s Decision to Abolish Redevelopment Agencies SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.

The California Supreme Court unanimously upheld the Legislature’s power to abolish redevelopment agencies (“RDAs”) statewide.  This decision adopted arguments made by the County of Santa Clara (“County”), a party to the case.  The result is that scarce public dollars will return to schools, counties, fire districts and other local agencies to perform vital public services.

  The County joined as a respondent in the case, California Redevelopment Association et al. v. Matosantos et al. (California Supreme Court Case No. S194861), shortly after it was filed.   The controversy centered on the validity of two legislative bills that were passed as part of the state’s FY 2012 budget.  The first, ABX1 26, abolished all redevelopment agencies in the state through an orderly wind-down process.  The second, ABX1 27, cre-

ated a new voluntary redevelopment program.  The Court unanimously upheld ABX1 26; and, by a 6-1 vote, it struck down ABX1 27 as a violation of Proposition 22.  The end result is that redevelopment agencies throughout the state will be required to wind-down operations and public dollars will be returned to local governments as redevelopment debts are fulfilled.

ity to provide basic public services,” said Miguel Márquez, Santa Clara County Counsel.  “Prior to yesterday’s ruling, redevelopment agencies received 12 percent of all property tax revenue in the state.  The Court affirmed that the Legislature may abolish redevelopment agencies to better serve the needs of all Californians during these difficult economic times.”   

  “Redevelopment has had a huge negative effect on local governments’ abil-

  In Santa Clara County alone, this decision will eventually mean a return of $90 million annually that can be used for critical health

and safety services and vital infrastructure provided by the County, and over $150 million annually for schools within the County.   “This decision does not mean an end to economic development or redevelopment activities, just an end to the diversion of money to redevelopment agencies,” said Jeffrey V. Smith, Santa Clara County Executive.  “In fact, the County – which does not have its own redevelopment agency – already plays a large role in job creation, public safety and economic development.  The

Court’s decision will help the County address the enormous needs in public safety, health care, and transportation infrastructure such as roads and expressways.”   “We look forward to implementing the careful wind down of redevelopment that the Legislature directed,” said Vinod Sharma, Santa Clara County Director of Finance.  “We are pleased that the County’s participation in this case has led to the correct outcome, which will benefit schools and local governments for years to come.”

50% Off Traffic Amnesty Program Begins January 2012 WHO:   For drivers with outstanding traffic tickets that was due to be paid in full before January 1, 2009. All of the following also must apply: • Those who either failed to appear in court or failed to pay in full. • The last date you made a payment was on or before January 1, 2009. • Those who don’t owe restitution to a victim on any case in the county where the traffic case was filed.  • Those who have no outstanding misdemeanor or felony warrants in the county where the traffic case was filed. • Other eligibility requirements may vary from county to county

WHAT: The California Legislature mandated (As-

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sembly Bill 1358) that all 58 counties implement a onetime amnesty period that allows a lump sum payment of 50 percent of the outstanding balance on certain violations to fully satisfy that court ordered obligation. Only traffic tickets that were due to be paid before January 1, 2009, are eligible. Parking tickets, driving under the influence (DUI), and reckless driving cases are NOT eligible.

WHEN: The program began January 1, 2012, and ends June 30, 2012. WHERE:  At your local superior court, HYPERLINK “http://www.courts.ca.gov/ f ind-my- cour t.ht m”w w w. courts.ca.gov/find-my-court. htm

HOW:  Payment may be

made in whatever form is customary in your county, which

CONTRIBUTORS Mario Jimenez, Hector Curriel, Luis Alba Felix Pagas, Technology Writer

may include credit card, cash, cashier’s checks, money orders, and personal checks.

WHY:  A one-time infraction amnesty program will do the following: • Provide relief to individuals who have found themselves in violation of a courtordered obligation because they are financially unable to pay traffic bail or fines. • Provide increased revenue at a time when revenue is scarce by encouraging payment of old fines that have remained unpaid. • Allow courts and counties to resolve older delinquent cases and focus limited resources on collecting on more recent cases. • A one-time amnesty program for fines and bail meeting the eligibility requirements.

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¡Vamos a Gozar!

Assemblymembers Join National Coalition Seeking to Overturn Citizens United The resolution, jointly authored by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and Assistant Majority Floor Leader Michael Allen (D-Santa Rosa), is part of a broad national effort led by nonpartisan, public interest organizations. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/

Tattoo Removal-

the city helps youth remove tattoo, between 14 and 25 years of age Location: 1694 Adrian Way San Jose, CA 95122 Info: (408) 794-1660 Skills to Succeed-

free supportive services to female ex-offenders (jail or prison) Info: (408) 213-0961 ext. 26

Online Headlines

MetroPCS se mete en el Octagon The Ultimate Fighting Championship® anunció que MetroPCS se ha convertido en el socio exclusivo de servicios móviles de la UFC® en los Estados Unidos y en Puerto Rico. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/ Northern California Company Receives 2 US Patents Rocklin California business owner and inventor Robert Lenney has received two more United State Patents for his gutter guard technology. Read more online at: www. el-observador.com/ El Año Bisiesto de 2012 Pide “Un Día Más de Disney” Los visitantes de Disney Parks podrán sacarle el máximo al 29 de febrero cuando Walt Disney World Resort en Florida y Disneyland Resort en California celebren el Año Bisiesto. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www. el-observador.com/ New Resources for Parents to Help Children Build Math Skills While many parents struggle with incorporating math lessons into everyday activities with children, PBS KIDS has compiled some great ideas and resources at www.PBSKIDS.org/lab to make math more approachable for parents and fun for kids. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/ Los consumidores retrazan los cuidados dentales debido al costo La principal razón para el retrazo de los cuidados dentales es el costo, según una nueva encuesta de Consumer Reports que pidió a los lectores que describan la salud dental en los últimos cinco años. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/

Need Food?

Info: 1-800-984-3663 www.shfb.org Dia de los Tres Reyes

Winter Classes at MHP

January 24, Time: depends on class Location: School of Arts & Culture Mexican Heritage Plaza (MHP) 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116 Info: (408) 794-6250 nelly@schoolofartsandculture.org

Spanish Storytime

Date: Fridays Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Location: Fremont Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538 Info: (510) 745-1414 New Children’s Books Wanted

Date: Now – January 20, 2012 Time: library hours Location: San Jose Public Libraries Info: (408) 808-2361 John Muir Exhibition

Date: Now – January 22 Location: Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St. Oakland, CA 94607 Info: admission is $12 general $9 seniors & students, $6 youth free for children 8 and under Foam & E-Waste Recycling Event

Date: January 7 Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm Location: Southside Community & Senior Center 5585 Cottle Rd. San Jose, CA 95123 Planning for Life After Retirement

Date: January 7 Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm Location: San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102 Info: Free

San Jose Unified

Transitional Kindergarten Meeting Date: January 10 Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Location: Graystone Elementary School 6982 Shearwater Dr. San Jose, CA 95120 Info: (408) 535-6204 www.sjusd.org Bay Area Military’s

Women’s Collaborative Date: January 11 Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm Location: San Jose Vet Center 278 N. 2nd St. San Jose, Ca Info: (408) 993-0729 Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award

Date: January 15 Time: 7:00pm Location: Paramount Theater 2025 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 Info: (510) 287-8880 www.mlktribute.com San Jose Unified

Transitional Kindergarten Meeting Date: January 19 Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm Location: SJUSD Central Office 855 Lenzen Ave. San Jose, CA 95126 Info: (408) 535-6204 www.sjusd.org

Dormant Fruit Tree Pruning

Date: January 21 Time: 9:30am – 11:30am Location: Historic Orchard South of Taylor St. Adjacent to the River Park Trails San Jose, CA Info: (408) 298-7657 www.grpg.org 2012 Freedom Train

Date: January 16 Time: 9:00am Location: San Jose Diridon Station 65 Cahill St. San Jose, Ca Info: in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Silicon Valley Latino Democratic Forum

Speaker Series: Catherine Sandoval Date: January 27 Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm Location: Flames Restaurant 88 S. 4th St. San Jose, CA 95112 Info: (408) 533-3480

Dia: 7 de enero Hora: 10:00am – 5:00pm Donde: Children’s Discovery Museum 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA Informes: evento es gratis con entrada pagada ¿Preparados para una emergencia?

Solicite plan informativo Llame a Graciela Alfaro (408) 849-2440 Clínica de salud gratuita

The Pacific Free clinic Para personas que no tienen seguro médico Lugar: Overfelt High School 1835 Cunningham Avenue Informes: 1-888-3219972. ¿Quieres sacarte el tatuaje?

Se inicio la inscripción para jóvenes entre 14 y 25 años Lugar: 1694 Adrian Way San José, CA 95122 Informes:(408) 794-1660 Fax (408) 923-5215 Dpto de Salud Mental

Llame al 1(800) 7040900 o (408) 885-5673 y reciba ayuda

Free Clinic

Done celulares y pagers

Location: Overfelt High School 1835 Cunningham Ave. San Jose, CA 95122 Info: 1-888-321-9972

Lugar: Happy Hollow 1300 Senter Road Hora: 10:00am - 5:00 pm San Jose, CA 95112 Informes (408) 794-6404

Free Heart Screening for Children

¿Necesita Comida?

Date & time: by appointment Location: Valley Medical Center or family’s home Info: www.infant-heart.com (408) 885-4415

Informes: 1-800-984-3663 www.shfb.org.

Registre su celular

Reciba alertas de emergencia en español visite www.alertscc.gov

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BUSINESS

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The Future of 401k Retirement Plans

Ruben Garcia LUTCF, Employee Benefit Specialist

The 401k retirement plan, which was made available to small businesses in the early 1980’s, is about to take a bigger role in the retirement planning for Americans. There are about 72 milliion people with about three trilliion dollars invested in their 401k retirement plans. With the abandonment of many traditional plans that were based on salary and years of service (for example, defined benefit plans), self directed plans like 401k plans, IRA’s and annuities are growing rapidly. Government policy has encouraged the use of 401k plans by granting ‘saver’s credits’ to participants thus paving the way to direct people to save for them-

selves and thereby mitigating the reliance on the existing social security system. A recent study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office reveals that many 401k plans have hidden fees that employer sponsors and employees have not been fully informed about. 401k plan legislation that will take effect in Apil 2012 now requires that there be Fee Transparency Disclosure moving forward. While many providers of 401k services were not disclosing fees properly, some providers do a good job of doing that. What does this mean for the consumer-client? Honesty and full disclosure should be the only policy. If the employer or the participant is paying for a service they should be informed about all features and fees (costs). Diversification

is

the

other issue. Many fund companies address diversification by providing funds by different families and different sectors. This is no longer sufficient. We are in an international and global economy so we need funds outside the U.S.A. We are now more sensitive to green industries and lifestyle funds that invest in companies that don’t violate human rights. To quote an old saying “We are not in Kansas anymore.” The 401k retirement plan of the future will provide more transparency, education, fund selection and more post-retirement planning. For further inquiry and information on 401k’s or for a review of your personal 401k retiremant plan contact Ruben Garcia, Phone: 408-903-6104 or by Email: rg4benef its@yahoo.com.

Tips For Seniors Living On A Fixed Income Budget Online

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With retirement accounts and real estate values still recovering from the recession, and living costs on the rise, many retired seniors are struggling to pay their bills. According to the National Council on Aging, 20 million Americans, 60 years of age or older, are economically insecure. But experts say that with the right tools and planning, you can avoid money woes. “The first step is to get a handle on your finances,” advises Aaron Forth, Vice President and General Manager of Intuit Personal Finance Group. “Knowing more about your current financial situation means you can more effectively stick to a budget.” Luckily, new tools are helping seniors on a fixed income to do just that. There are many things you can do to help make ends meet in an uncertain economy:

If you’re still squinting over your checkbook ledger, it’s time to try something new. “Let software do the heavy lifting for you,” advises Aaron Forth, Vice President of Intuit Personal Finance Group. Yuri Arcurs - Fotolia.com Work From Home If inflation is causing your living expenses to rise, but you’re on a fixed-income, you may want to consider taking on some part-time work to supplement your funds. Working from home is becoming an increasingly easy option for seniors who may be less mobile than during their younger days. Many companies hire part-time freelancers to complete work remotely. From tutoring to transcription services, you can earn extra dollars without getting off the couch.

Take advantage of free services on the Internet like Mint.com. For those who prefer managing money on the desktop, purchase financial software like Quicken to help you manage your finances, create a budget, and meet financial goals. Cut Expenses Trim back on unnecessary expenditures. For example, many television programs are available for free online, making your cable bill a redundant expense. Likewise, if you use a mobile phone, consider eliminating your landline. Even if you’re living on a fixed income there’s no need to go into debt.


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Somos privilegiados Luisa Fernanda Montero Para La Red Hispana

  Si usted está leyendo este periódico, sentando en el banco de un parque, en la sala de su casa, en el bus que lo lleva al trabajo o en cualquier parte ya es un privilegiado. ¿Se ha dado cuenta de todo lo que tiene que confluir para que usted pueda leer este periódico? ¡Para empezar tiene que estar vivo! Porque hasta donde la ciencia ha dado noticia los muertos no leen. Ya es, estar vivo un gran motivo de agradecimiento y un privilegio, ¿no? Tiene la capacidad de sostener el periódico en sus manos. ¿Ha pensado alguna vez en la cantidad de personas que no pueden hacerlo? ¡Puede leerlo! Son inmensos los índices de analfabetismo en el mundo, y si, en Estados Unidos también hay analfabetismo. Usted no es un analfabeta. Eso es ya una gran ventaja. Tiene el mundo de los libros y el conocimiento a su alcance. Pero como si fuera poco puede pensar y puede decidir. En este momento, por ejemplo, puede estar pensando, para dónde va esta columna y decidiendo, línea por línea, si quiere seguir-

OPINION

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la leyendo. Es decir que de una u otra forma me tiene en sus manos. Si usted quiere yo le transmito un mensaje si no quiere eso es imposible. ¡Usted decide! Pues bien, si sigue leyendo, lo mínimo que puedo hacer es darle las gracias. Aquí va mi mensaje de año nuevo: ¡Somos privilegiados! ¡Disfrutémoslo! Cada vez que tenemos la gloria de abrir los ojos por la mañana y empezar ese nuevo día, esa nueva oportunidad de ser felices, somos privilegiados. Cada día es una oportunidad más para hacer las cosas que nos gustan, para estar con la gente que queremos, para avanzar en las metas que nos hemos propuesto, ¡para ser felices! porque al fin y al cabo ese es el propósito… ¿o no? Claro, a veces nos distraemos y se complica la cosa, porque siempre es más fácil pensar en lo que no tenemos, en aquello que deseamos y olvidarnos de todo lo que si tenemos. Pues bien, empecemos por agradecer lo que tenemos. Si continuamos nuestro camino por esta vida con alegría y optimismo seguramente vamos a llegar a donde nos propongamos llegar.

OCURRIELCIAS

Somos privilegiados porque hay mucha gente que nos quiere. Esta bien, tal vez mucha de esa gente no está a nuestro lado, pero igual nos quiere. Tenemos el privilegio de ser queridos. Se lo digo por experiencia, el corazón no conoce fronteras. Esas personas que nos quieren nos quieren de verdad y el cariño es una bendición. Puedo seguir haciendo la lista de los privilegios de todos los días, pero esa se la dejo a usted. Es bueno que tenga metas para este año que comienza, claro que si. Pero empiece dando las gracias por todo lo que tiene, sea consiente de todas sus ventajas. Piense en todo lo que ha invertido para llegar hasta donde está y siéntase orgulloso de usted mismo y valore sus privilegios. Acaso disfruta aun del cariño de sus padres, o tiene el privilegio de ser usted mismo un buen padre, un buen esposo o tal vez tenga el privilegio de tener un hermano incomparable o un gran amigo. Se lo aseguro, usted es un privilegiado y en la medida en que lo sepa, será más feliz. Le deseo un 2012 lleno de privilegios y alegrías.

Hector Curriel hcurrie1777@yahoo.com

LET’S ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING THIS 2012 YEAR Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR

Let’s accomplish something this 2012 New Year. What shall that be? There is no shortage of important matters which need to be addressed at any jurisdictional level. At the global level, a stable monetary environment needs to be established in order to have the global economy become stabilized. At the national level, the domestic economy must become focused on recreation of manufacturing which provides the working class with jobs. In additon, the middle class needs to understand that their jobs will not come back. However, new technologies will present many opportunities for those who are prepared and ready. This requires an effective educational system at all levels. At the local level, the educational systems need to become more effective in their efforts to teach students the basics needed to survive in the coming global society and its technology. With respect to educating the poor minority child, the current education system needs to improve its ability to prepare a child for a future which requires an ability to adapt to new career opportunities which require the use of one’s logic, rhetoric, and mathematics with creative applications. Something to be accomplished is comprehensive income tax reform which today permits too many corporations and the wealthy to end up paying no income taxes at all. The income tax disparity must be corrected. The many forms of corporate welfare must be ended,

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especially those that exist in agribusiness. Administratively, certain crops, such as corn, should not be used to produce more alcohol which is added to gasoline. This is especially so when such diversions create a food shortage with resulting increased cost of food which the impoverished have no money to purchase.

Another accomplishment is that unions must not lose their colletive bargaining rights. In additon, the unions representatives must understand that any retirement pension proposal must be subjected to actuarial analysis to determine if the jurisdiction and its taxpayers can afford to agree thereto.

Another accomplishment to be undertaken is to establish a comprehensive immigration reform act which puts an end to the inappropriate legislative activities at the state level. At the minimum, the proposed American Dream Act needs to be enacted by the U.S. Congress.

Let’s not forget that this is an election year where we either elect a new president or re-elect the current president. An accomplishment is to reconstitute the make-up of Congress to eliminate the current ‘do-nothing for the people’ climate. The electorate will have a choice: Elect senators and representatives who will deal with the establishment of checks and balances which permit the fair distribution of wealth. The middle class and working class sectors of American society are suffering today from excessive unemployment and lack of health care insurance benefits because health care insurance is coupled with employment.

Then there is the need to accomplish something with respect to the escalation of health care costs and prescription medications. Big pharmaceutical companies need to explain why certain medicaitons cost so much in America while being sold at lower prices beyond our borders. Health care costs must be contained in the near future because, at present, any serious illness ends up costing the family its retirement fortune, especially for the underinsured or uninsured. Health care insurance and aid to our impoverished and disabled must be accomplished. There are too many more individuals who have become poor under the economic practices which enable corporations to move manufacturing and information technology jobs beyond our domestic borders. A national housing policy needs to be developed because the current real estate market does not protect the home buyer at all especially when the wage earner’s job is outsourced. Mortgage adjustments must become a priority for the Office of Consumer Affairs.

None of the above will happen if the makeup of the U.S. Congress, as well as that of many state legislatures, is not changed through the election process. The coming election of November 2012 is going to determine if any of the above gets accomplished by the next Obama administration (if President Obama is elected to a second term) and if the partisan makeup of the U.S. Congress is changed to favor the passage of legislation which fairly deals with disparities of all kinds which currently afflict our American society. One thing is certain: the voter, especially the Hispanic voter, needs to decide to accomplish something during this New Year 2012.


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HEALTH

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Todo lo que necesitas saber sobre Brown Rice and Mushrooms las cataratas y su operación Make Formidable Combo NewsUSA

Aunque las cataratas es la causa principal de la pérdida de visión en todo el mundo, los mitos aún persisten acerca de sus causas y tratamiento. Las cataratas afectan a cerca de 22 millones de americanos a partir de los 40 años. A la edad de 80 años más de la mitad de los americanos tienen cataratas según el Instituto Nacional de la Visión. “Las cataratas no pueden prevenirse pero pueden tratarse” afirma Richard P. Mills, MD, “y la mejor forma de asegurarse de que la visión sigue sana a lo largo de nuestra vida es visitando al oftalmólogo. Más del 90 por ciento de las personas que tienen operaciones de cataratas vuelven a tener visión”. Cuando la lente del ojo, ubicada debajo de la pupila, comienza a envejecer sus células mueren y se van acumulando. El resultado

es una visión e imágenes borrosas. Las cataratas las provocan algunas enfermedades oculares, ciertas medicaciones así como la diabetes. Al comienzo de esta enfermedad, se puede reducir los problemas de visión causados por las cataratas con una iluminación más potente y el uso de gafas. Pero llega un momento en que la operación de cataratas -; la operación más realizada en el país -; se hace necesaria. Hay cuatro mitos comunes acerca de las cataratas que debemos aclarar: • MITO 1: Las gotas de ojos pueden prevenir o disolver las cataratas • DATO: La Administración de alimentos y medicinas no ha aprobado ninguna gota que cure o retrase las cataratas. Debido a que las cataratas no son sustancias, no hay nada que las gotas puedan disolver. • MITO 2: Las tareas diarias de visión corta

como puede ser leer o coser pueden provocar que las cataratas empeoren. • DATO: Las cataratas no se provocan por cómo se use o esfuerce la vista. Sin embargo, las cataratas suelen notarse más cuando se hace este tipo de tareas. Un signo de la catarata es la necesidad de más luz para realizar las mismas tareas. • MITO 3: Las cataratas son reversibles. • DATO: Las lentes se van nublando mientras van envejeciendo. Este proceso es inevitable e irreversible. Pero su progreso puede ralentizarse dejando de fumar, comiendo una dieta equilibrada y llevando gafas de sol. Si tienes 65 años o más y crees que tienes cataratas, podrías acceder a un examen ocular gratuito. Los exámenes oculares se ofrecen a través de un programa denominado EyeCare America, una organización en la que trabaja cerca de 7.000 voluntarios oftalmólogos en los EEUU y Puerto Rico. Visita http://www. eyeamerica.org/ para ver si puedes acceder, o tus familiares, a este tipo de atención oftalmológica.

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Did you know a single portobello mushroom has more potassium than a banana or a glass of orange juice? Or that brown rice has four times as much fiber as white rice? Nutrition secrets like these are your golden ticket to HYPERLINK “http://www. riceselect.com/”healthy living. Here’s another -- brown rice and mushrooms form a formidable health combination. Brown rice has more magnesium, selenium and fiber than its white counterpart. Magnesium is important for bone, nerve and muscle health, while fiber boosts each meal by making you feel fuller, longer. A good dose of fiber also helps keep blood sugar steady. To maximize the health properties of brown rice, dietitians recommend pairing it with other vitamin-stacked ingredients, such as mushrooms. From studies at Penn State University to findings backed by the American Society for Nutrition, the extensive body of research agrees -- mushrooms are overflowing with essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals. White button mushrooms promote immune support by upping the production of antiviral proteins and immune system cells while crimini and shiitake mushrooms have nearly half the recommended daily intake of selenium, a vital antioxidant. Fungi of all kinds are loaded with the following other

nutrients: vitamin D, iron, potassium, B vitamins and copper. The effects of vitamin-packed mushrooms are just as plentiful -- they increase your metabolism, lower blood pressure and promote bladder health.

2 cups fresh spinach, torn

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1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

WALNUT, MUSHROOM & SPINACH RICE 1/3 cup butter 2 cups sliced mushrooms 1 (3oz.) package light cream cheese, cubed

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 cups Texmati Brown Rice 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/4 teaspoon salt

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms; cook until soft, 2 to 4 minutes. Add cream cheese; stir until melted. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add rice; stir until well blended and heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat. In large bowl, combine rice mixture, spinach, Parmesan cheese, walnuts, salt and pepper. Toss well.


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Esperando a los “Reyes Magos” Luis Alba

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En la noche del 5 de enero cada año llegan los reyes magos a dejar regalos a los pequeños que se portan bien durante todo el año que acaba de terminar. Como toda buena tradición se empieza por dejar un zapato abajo del árbol navideño y lo peor de todo es esperar a que salga el sol para descubrir que fue el regalo dejado por Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar. Ya después entrado el día la familia se junta para partir la rosca de reyes la cual lleva escondida muñequitos los cuales representan al niño dios, al afortunado de cortar el pedazo de rosca con el muñeco tiene que hacer tamales los cuales se tendrán que pagar el día 2 de febrero, día de la candelaria. Particularmente conmigo siempre fue la ansiedad lo que me dejaba sin dormir esa noche, las ganas de poder jugar con mis juguetes. Creo que ese es el mayor martirio para un niño en esta época del año. Recuerdo que en un año los reyes me trajeron una pista de carreras con una bicicleta y bota de dulces de las que no se encuentran en este país, a mi hermana, la más grande, le trajeron una muñeca y unos patines y a mi hermana la mas chica, solo unos cubos y unos muñecos de peluche cada una con sus respectivas botas de dulce. Recuerdo lo mejor era el despertarse temprano para jugar con los vecinos y ver que habían recibido ellos en sus respectivas casas y el jugar hasta tarde todo el día sin que tu mama te dijera que tenias que ir a la escuela al día siguiente ni nada por el estilo. Ya que en México el día 6 de Enero siempre suele ser festivo y nadie trabaja creo que eso lo agradecen los papas también.

Como es ya una tradición, decenas de niños acuden en la víspera del Día de Reyes a escribir y enviar sus cartas a los Reyes Magos. Tradición de los “Reyes Magos” El 6 de enero de cada año se celebra la fiesta de la “Epifanía” o de los “Santos Reyes”, conmemorando la llegada de los Reyes Magos a Belén para adora al niño Jesús. Actualmente se traen regalos a los niños y se parte la “Rosca de Reyes” Origen de le celebración Siglo I al III Fiesta del solsticio de invierno el 25 de diciembre y el 6 de enero el aumento de la luz Edad Media Los cristianos celebran la adoración a Jesús por parte de un grupo de magos quienes obsequian al niño, oro, incienso y mirra Mitad del siglo XIX Inicia la tradición de traer regalos a los niños cada 6 de enero y cobra popularidad escribir la “carta” a los Reyes La Rosca de Reyes Es un pan en forma de ovalada cubierto de azúcar y pedazos de fruta que se come el 6 de enero, en ella se esconden pequeñas figuras de un niño de plástico. La persona que saque la figura está obligada a invitar atole y tamales el día de la Candelaria (2 de febrero) Historia de los “Reyes Magos” Siglos I y III El teólogo Tertuliano les otorga el título de monarcas Siglo III Se les da nombre y número: Melchor Gaspar y Baltazar Siglos XII y XIIII Se determina su origen: Europa, Asia y África Significado Simboliza la búsqueda de Jesús por el Rey Herodes, la tradición se toma de los romanos y toma fuerza en la Edad Media

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Amuletos,Talismanes y Hierbas para la suerte ElObservador

San Alejo, la medalla milagrosa y las siete potencias.

Amuletos Muy efectivos aquellos relacionados con figuras celestiales como los escapularios de la Virgen del Carmen y San Antonio, las medallitas de San Cristóbal, San Miguel Arcángel, Santa Bárbara,

Toda imagen que represente a Dios, Jesucristo, las advocaciones de la Virgen María y los Santos; los cuadros con motivos angelicales, los salmos bíblicos, las estampitas de vírgenes y santos, los rosa-

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rios, los crucifijos, la cruz de Caravaca, los libros de oraciones,la snovenas y las cadenas de oraciones. Talismanes para el trabajo y el dinero Entre los más efectivos se encuentran las pirámides, los diversos tipos de budas, las figuras relacionadas al sol y la luna, el pentagrama, los cristales de cuarzo, las piedras ojo de tigre y ojo de gato, las figuras de jade, la estrella de David, la herradura de caballo, las figuras de elefantes, los arbolitos de bambú, las matas de ruda, los espejos octagonales, figuras decorativas del feng shui,la piedra imán, el ojo de Horus, la figura del trébol de cuatro hojas, las campanillas de viento, una estampa o cuadro de San Martín Caballero y las puntas de las flechas. Estos talismanes se utilizan de

manera decorativa en el hogar, la oficina, los comercios y cualquier centro de trabajo. Talismanes para el amor Lo más recomendado para contar con buena estrella en el amor son los cristales de cuarzo rosa, las velas color rosa, las matas y flores de lavanda y cualquier objeto relacionado con el planeta Venus y la Diosa Afrodita. Los cristales de cuarzo deben colocarse en pares, se les debe limpiar semanalmente con agua mineral y se exponen al sol una vez al mes. Los talismanes deben ser maniobrados únicamente por su dueño. Hierbas Abre camino Se porta en pequeños saquitos color verde o amarillo con el fin de abrirse camino, encontrar nuevas oportunidades y buena suerte en general, frecuentemen-

te se preparan enjuagues con esta hierba, se añade rompezaraguey, ruda y arrasa con todo para hacerse un baño lustral. Hierbabuena La hierbabuena se utiliza en rituales para la protección del hogar, antes de iniciar un ritual de magia blanca, frote sus manos con hojas frescas de hierbabuena. Se dice que donde crece con abundancia el dinero nunca faltará. Mandrake Donde exista una planta o un trozo de raíz de mandrake, los malo espíritus y la magia negra no pueden existir. Coloque un trozo del tallo de mandrake junto a dos monedas de plata para que el dinero le abunde. Ocote Es comúnmente sugerido para alejar las malas vibras y los malos

espíritus. Actualmente son muy populares las cruces de ocote, coloque una de estas cruces debajo de los colchones de su cama si siente energías extrañas a su alrededor o si padece de pesadillas constantes. Pirul Con las hojas de pirul se fabrican ramas de limpia y se pasan por el cuerpo de una persona que este enferma o deprimida, luego las hojas se entierran y santo remedio. También se quema como incienso para alejar las malas vibras. Ruda Al plantarla en el jardín atrae buena suerte y ahuyenta a los malos espíritus. Es muy utilizada para hacer limpias a personas y viviendas. Se riega agua de ruda en la puerta de entrada de la casa para que el dinero no falte.

Descarta Ludwika Paleta boda con hijo de ex presidente de México México, (Notimex).- La actriz Ludwika Paleta negó que a más de un año de noviazgo, ya planee boda con Emiliano Salinas, hijo del ex presidente de México, Carlos Salinas de Gortari. “No sé de lo que me están hablando, quizá me vieron comprando muebles porque adquirí una casa, me la regalé de cumpleaños y

estoy feliz”, respondió ante los rumores de matrimonio. Sin embargo, admitió ante la prensa que en un futuro sí contempla llegar por segunda ocasión al altar. La primera vez fue con el actor Plutarco Haza, en diciembre de 2004. “Algún día sí, la verdad no lo sé, no lo he pensado todavía, no hay planes pero, ¿por qué no?, no lo veo como una posibilidad cerrada”, sostuvo. Incluso, aseguró que también le gustaría convertirse de nuevo en mamá: “Sí, me encantaría”. Paleta, madre de Nicolás, de 11 años, producto de su relación con Haza, consideró que todos los rumores surgieron a partir de que subió una foto en su cuenta de Twitter con Emiliano Salinas poniendo el árbol de Navidad. Por lo pronto, Paleta ensaya su participación en la obra “Espejos” y recién

Emiliano Salinas y Ludwika Paleta.

concluyó la filmación de la película “Allá y entonces”, bajo la dirección de Ángel Flores Marini. Asimismo,

hizo una actuación especial de cinco capítulos en la telenovela “Abismo de pasión”.


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Joyful Noise The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-andtrue traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old. Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.’s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan). Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose’s beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer), and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more friction between G.G. and Vi Rose. If these two strong-willed women can put aside their differences for the good of the people in their town, they--and their choir--may make the most joyful noise of all. This film has been rated PG-13 for some language including a sexual reference.

Dale un mordisco al Año Nuevo con Shark Night Los Ángeles, CA - Tus miedos más profundos están a punto de salir a la superficie con esta escalofriante historia de siete turistas cuyo divertido fin de semana en la casa del lago se transforma en una pesadilla al convertirse en las víctimas de una serie de horrorosos ataques de tiburones. De David R. Ellis, director deThe Final Destination, SHARK NIGHT cuenta con un elenco muy sexy que trae a la pantalla una nueva dimensión de terror. Cuenta con emocionantes extras incluyendo “Shark Night Survival Guide” - todo lo que necesitas saber para evitar convertirte en car-

nada humana - el Blu-ray y el DVD ya esta a la venta a través de Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Cuando Sara (Sara Paxton) y sus amigos llegan a la casa del lago de sus padres

en Luisiana, la fiesta está a toda marcha. Todos la están pasando súper bien hasta que Malik (Sinqua Walls) pierde un brazo en lo que inicialmente parece ser un trágico percance haciendo esquí acuático. Decididos a llevarlo al hospital más cercano lo más rápido posible, recién se dan cuenta que el lago está plagado de tiburones hambrientos cuando ya están lejos de la orilla, y que una pequeña lancha rápida no va a impedir que consigan su próxima comida. Cuando el frenético festín comienza, Sara y sus amigos se dan cuenta de que la única esperanza de sobrevivir es nadar por sus vidas.

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The Devil Inside En 1989, los servicios de emergencias recibieron una llamada al 9-1-1 de Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) confesando que había asesinado brutalmente a tres personas. 20 años después, su hija Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) trata de entender los acontecimientos de aquella

noche.  Viaja al Hospital de Cetrino para Criminales Dementes en Italia, en el cual su madre ha estado encerrada, para determinar si esta mentalmente incapacitada o bajo una posesión demoníaca.  Trabaja junto a dos jóvenes exorcistas (Simon Quarterman yEvan

Helmuth) para curar a su madre mediante métodos poco convencionales que combinan ciencia y religión, y se encuentran cara a cara con el mal que se presenta en forma de cuatro poderosos demonios que poseen a Maria.  Muchos han sido poseídos por uno; solo uno ha sido poseído por muchos.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559737 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, DK Salon, 2229 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Clyde Vo, 5625 Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/2012. “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.) Clyde Vo Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/05/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559736 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Elegant Body Care, 4600 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Clyde Vo, 5625 Blossom Ave, San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/2012. “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.) Clyde Vo Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/05/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559268 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Necocheas’s Services, 2037 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Yessica Elizalde, 1981 Menzel Place, Santa Clara, CA 95050. 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.) Yessica Elizalde Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/21/11. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV215727 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Raúl Colin and Griselda Ceja, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Raúl Colin and Griselda Ceja filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Raúl Angel Colin to (First) Raúl (Middle) Angel (Last) Colin Ceja. 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 2/21/12 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. Dec. 28, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559675 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Paint & Go Autos, 215 Leo Ave., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Jose Cornejo, 183 Kenbrook Cir., San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 2/16/11. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose M Cornejo Matus Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/04/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559668 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Portalpeak Networks, 2810 Forbes Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Aziz Abdul, 2810 Forbes Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/05. “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.) Aziz Abdul Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559667 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Supreme Maintenance, 552 E Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara Co. Andres Martinez, 552 E Maude Ave.,

Sunnyvale, CA 94086. 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.) Andres Martinez Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559467 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, EDS Traffic School, 771 Sunset Glen Drive, San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Donald Meyer, 771 Sunset Glen Drive, San Jose, CA 95123, Donnell Jackson, 3091 Marston Way, San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by copartners, 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.) Donald M. Meyer Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/28/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 558820 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, North 13th Street Luna park Business Association, 431 N. 16th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. The North 13th Street Business Association, 431 N. 16th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/10/2002. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) The North 13th Street Business Association Stephen Gordy/President Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/07/11. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV215824 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Arturo & Teresa Flores, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Arturo & Teresa Flores filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angel Bernabe Villaneda Flores to Angel Bernabe Flores. 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 2/14/12 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. Dec. 29, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV215794 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Steven-David Kev Del Castillo, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Steven-David Kev Del Castillo filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Steven-David Kev Del Castillo to (First) Kevin Steven (Middle) David (Last) Del Castillo. 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 2/21/12 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. Dec. 29, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV213703 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Eustolia Ibarra & Andres Vallejo, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Eustolia Ibarra & Andres Vallejo filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abraham Ibarra Vallejo to Abraham Vallejo Ibarra. 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 2/14/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107:

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559246 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, A-Jack’s Carpet Magic, 404 Don Carlos Ct. San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Jack H. Olitsky, 404 Don Carlos Ct., San Jose, CA 95123. 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.) Jack Olitsky Dec. 30; Jan. 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/20/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 558717 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Studio Divo, 1135 E. Santa Clara St #B, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Gonzalo Rodriguez, 1491 N First St . Apt. H, San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/05/11. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gonzalo Rodriguez Dec. 30; Jan. 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/05/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559390 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Cline Construction, 330 B Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95126. Santa Clara Co. Jason Cline, 322 Casa Loma Rd., Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 10/28/05. “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.) Jason Cline Dec. 30; Jan. 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/23/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559159 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Joyeria Perez, 459 S. Capitol Ave. Suite 12, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. G and M & Sons Inc. 459 S. Capitol Ave. Ste. 2, San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/16/2011. “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.) G and M & Sons, Inc. Mayra L. Perez-Vice President Dec. 30; Jan. 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/16/11. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV215600 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rayquan Deon Gregory, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Rayquan Deon Gregory filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rayquan Deon Gregory to Rayquan Deon Abyah. 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 2/14/12 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. Dec. 27, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 30; Jan. 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV215506 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Loc Vu, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Loc Vu filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lane

Loc Vu to Loc Tuyet Vu. 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 2/14/12 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. Dec. 22, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 30; Jan. 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV214550 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Najmeh Sharafoldin Zadeh & Nariman Majdi Nasab, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Najmeh Sharafolin Zaeh & Nariman Majdi Nasab, filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Farbod Majdi to Farbod Majdi Nasab. 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 01/31/2012 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. Dec. 08, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 30; Jan. 06, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 558667 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Jenny’s Family Daycare, 110 Scharff Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116. Santa Clara Co. Flavia E. Cortez, 110 Scharff Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/01/11. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Flavia E. Cortez Dec. 23, 30; Jan. 06, 13, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/02/11. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV215045 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shih-Chia Lin & Hui-Hsuan Chen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, ShihChia Lin & Hui-Hsuan Chen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Victor Lin to Victor Wallace Lin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 2/07/12 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. Dec. 15, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 23, 30; Jan. 06, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV214706 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lauren Wenhua Delvaux TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Lauren Wenhua Delvaux has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lauren Wenhua Delvaux to Li-Ren Delvaux Wen. 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 2/07/12 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. Dec. 12, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 23, 30; Jan. 06, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV210139 Superior Court of California, County of

Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Monica Cerecero-Nolasco, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Monica CereceroNolasco has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Heidi Diane Rizo to Heidi Diane Rizo Cerecero. 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 01/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Nov. 23, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 23, 30; Jan. 06, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 558771 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Michelle’s Trucking, 1645 Bermuda Way, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Cristobal Mendoza Chavez, 1645 Bermuda Way, San Jose, CA 95122. 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.) Cristobal Mendoza Chavez Dec. 16, 23, 30; Jan. 06, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/06/11. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV214549 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hui Pei and Zhihong Barbara Qiu Pei, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Hui Pei and Zhihong Barbara Qiu Pei have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Antonio Roy Pei to Roy Junqiu Pei b. Yibing Pei to Dianna Yibing Pei. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 1/31/12 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. Dec. 08, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 16, 23, 30; Jan. 06, 2012. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV211180 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Melissa Esperansa Devia, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Melissa Esperansa Devia ha filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Melissa Esperansa Devia to Melissa Hope Hewitt. 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 2/07/12 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. Dec. 12, 2011. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Dec. 16, 23, 30; Jan. 06, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV214890 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christopher Bill Paget, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Christopher Bill Paget has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Christopher Bill Paget to Kristin Natalie Paget. 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 2/07/12 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,

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Encabeza Iker Casillas lista de Mejor Portero del Mundo Bonn, 4 Ene. (Notimex)

5. Petr Cech/ RepĂşblica Checa Chelsea 41

La FederaciĂłn Internacional de Historia y Estadistica (IFFHS), dio a conocer la lista de los mejores porteros del mundo de 2011, la cual es encabezada por cuarta ocasiĂłn por el espaĂąol Iker Casillas.

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El guardameta de Real Madrid se colocĂł por cuarto aĂąo como el mejor con 248 puntos, superando y por mucho al alemĂĄn Manuel Neuer del Bayern Munich quien acumulĂł 130 unidades en la votaciĂłn realizada por miembros editoriales y expertos, quienes conforman el comitĂŠ de elecciĂłn.

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El capitĂĄn de Real Madrid antes fue nombrado segundo mejor portero de la primera dĂŠcada del Siglo XXI por la IFFHS, terna en la que fue superado por el italiano Gianluigi Buffon, mientras que en la clasificaciĂłn del mejor de la historia ocupa el tercer lugar, despuĂŠs de Buffon y el danĂŠs Peter Boleslaw, retirado en 2003. Por otra parte la lista incluye al uruguayo Fernando NĂŠstor Muslera, portero del equipo turco Galatasaray, quien ocupa el sexto lugar con 34 votos, mientras que el paraguayo Justo Wilmar Villar se ubica en novena posiciĂłn con 17 unidades. Casillas y Neuer, primero y segundo del mundo recibirĂĄn un trofeo durante la Gala de Futbol del Mundo 2012 que celebra la IFFHS cada aĂąo. ClasificaciĂłn del Mejor Portero del Mundo 2011: Pos. Nombre PaĂ­s Equipo Puntos 1. Iker Casillas/ EspaĂąa Real Madrid 248 2. Manuel Neuer/ Alemania Bayern MĂşnich 130 3. VĂ­ctor ValdĂŠs/ EspaĂąa Barcelona 114 4. Gianluigi Buffon/ Italia Juventus de TurĂ­n 63

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10. Edwin van der Sar/ Holanda Manchester United 16 Iker Casillas de Real Madrid mejor portero del 2011.

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La exposición conformada por 126 imágenes que relatan la vida y la obra de Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”, la cual fue exhibida el año pasado en la Galería Abierta de las Rejas de Chapultepec, se mostrará en el extranjero durante 2012, informó Eduardo Moreno Laparade.

“Nos satisface saber que el público de esos países recuerda con cariño a ‘Cantinflas’ y celebran su legado, a 100 años de su natalicio. Estamos organizando la manera en que llevaremos esta exposición que ahora tendrá un carácter de itinerante”, apuntó en entrevista con Notimex.

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tor Manuel “Coco” Sosa.

Caracas, (Notimex).- El cantante puertorriqueño Marc Anthony ha comenzado a rehacer su vida, tras su separación en julio pasado de Jennifer López, y volvió a encontrar el amor en brazos de la modelo venezolana Shannon De Lima, informaron hoy medios locales.

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El sobrino del “Mimo de México” dijo que hay solicitudes de Caracas, Venezuela; Los Ángeles, Nueva York y Bogotá, Colombia.

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La muestra titulada “Cantinflas 100 años (19112011)” conmemora al hombre, al actor, al torero y humanista mexicano Mario Moreno Reyes. Consta de fotografías, carteles de su filmografía y caricaturas. Moreno Laparade mencionó que también planea editar un segundo libro sobre “Cantinflas” con material nuevo que le han enviado los fans del ídolo.

“Tenemos documentos y fotografías preciosas que nadie ha visto, que han sido aportadas por la gente y será interesante darlas a conocer”, indicó. Sobre el litigio que enfrenta en contra de Mario Moreno Ivanova por los derechos de las películas del “Mimo de México”, dijo que dentro de un mes podría dictarse una sentencia definitiva.

El intérprete de “Y hubo alguien” ha decidido gritar su afecto a los cuatro vientos por la exponente de la belleza latinoamericana a través de su cuenta de Twitter, en la que escribió “A mi @Shadelima mi estatua

La actriz y cantante Jennifer López, por su parte, tampoco esconde su nuevo amor y hace varios días se le vio pasear por la ciudad estadunidense de Miami de la mano del joven Casper Smart. de la libertad. Besos bebe”. Shannon De Lima, quien fue primera finalista del Sambil Model 2005, tiene un hijo de cuatro años, de nombre Daniel, producto de su relación con el ac-

Anthony, de 42 años, y López, de 41, se separaron en julio pasado de manera sorpresiva, tras siete años de matrimonio, en el que tuvieron un par de mellizos: Max y Emme, de tres años.

Gloria Estefan la primer mujer en el Top Latino Miami, (Notimex).- La cantautora Gloria Estefan se colocó con su canción “Hotel Nacional”, incluida en su más reciente disco “Miss Little Havana”, en el primer lugar del listado de temas latinos más escuchados en Estados Unidos, con-

virtiéndose en la primera mujer que ocupa dicho sitio. Así lo señala la lista Billboard, luego de que el tema se colocara en su semana de debut en el primer lugar, marcando así un nuevo logró en la carrera.

Con este tema, Estefan se ha convertido en la primer mujer que ocupa el lugar de honor de dicha lista, que en sus 25 años de historia ha tenido sólo a intérpretes masculinos, como Ricky Martin, Juanes y Enrique Iglesias, por citar algunos.


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