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IMPOSE AND COLLECT TAXES FAIRLY

Hilbert Morales EL OSERVADOR The ideas presented here are those which favor the appropriate and fair taxation of all residents including business entities which the U.S. Supreme Court recently decreed were “individuals who speak with their money.” An admonition is to apply the biblical statement saying, 'Much more is expected from those who have much more than the impoverished.' Please take note and remember for use during this coming 2018 Midterm Election who voted for the changes made in the enacted version of the 2017 Comprehensive Tax Reform Act. Elected officials these days are often beholden to those who made significant contributions to their campaign. The ideal is that elected officials, especially House and Senate members, have the responsibility, as public servants to become informed in order to participate in negotiations, debates or discussions which permit evidence based or core value based decision making required to define public policy. Public policy must be reflected clearly and explicitly in legislative wordings which become the 'law of the land' when this nation's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) signs off. This process is described in this nation's U.S. Constitution. Republicans favor a very conservative approach favoring a smaller federal government. Presently the Senate (50 members) and House of Representatives (435 members) both have Republican Party (i.e., conservative) majorities. The proposed tax reforms reflect their very conservative approach and ideology. Nonetheless, governmental agencies with appropriate

staffing levels are necessary to conduct the business of 'We, The People'. Since 2011, both the House and Senate have not been effective governance bodies because of legislative gridlock supported by Conservatives who refuse to negotiate and compromise so effectively that the legislative process (decision making process) has been gridlocked by those unwilling to craft legislation needed. A major exception are concerns about national security. The “Military-IndustrialComplex” has successfully ensured that our military receive more than adequate funding. (Pentagon budget for FY2017/2018 was expanded by $54 billion while all other agencies, commissions and departments received budget cutbacks). So this IRS Tax Reform is very significant because it may be a way for 'We, The People' to ensure more adequate funding to allow for the delivery of adequate services: Education -pre-K to K12, college/university and post graduate; Health care services... especially for Veterans, Health and Human Services (Medicare for All and social welfare programs); Departments of Homeland Security; Justice; Attorney General; Transportation; Agriculture, Commerce; Food & Drug Administration; Security & Exchanges Commission; and Social Security Administration; etc. All of these departments, agencies, and commissions have been crippled by inadequate budget funding levels which determine staffing essential to implementation of approved programs. Of great interest is the budget planning which leads to a proposed addition of $1.5 Trillion to an existing national debt of $20 Trillion. All of this is made possible by the full faith and honor of “We, the People”. The following are major concerns:

IN EDUCATION: The proposal to tax funds received by graduate students, pre- and post-doctoral fellows is counter-productive in several ways: a) Professional education will become accessible only to the elite wealthy; b) students from low income families will be severely hampered by payment of taxes on fellowships and internships. While their funds may be thought of as a salary, which may be subject to taxation, this approach will severely restrict access to professional training undertaken by individuals who originate in low income communities having high levels of persons of color. Diversity issues will be exacerbated in all hi-tech professions; administration, biomedical, business, commerce, economics, legal, social, psychological, psychiatric, engineering (civil, electrical & mechanical), Agricultural & veterinary, etc. As it is, our local Silicon Valley commercial firms are always seeking skilled knowledge- workers trained elsewhere. Any and all individuals undertaking pre-professional training programs should not have their fellowships, internships, and tuition-free programs taxed as wages or salaries. This nation already has a shortage of skilled professional personnel whose origins are low income, marginalized communities. HOUSING: The mortgage loan interest paid by an individual or head of household who is attempting to own the family's home must continue to be an income tax deduction to facilitate home ownership which provides equity and collateral. In addition, those who are able to own their home make purchases of durable goods (stoves, refrigerators, furniture and other goods and services) ending up supporting many retail outlets. Those individuals who have a home are less likely to need mental and behavioral

health services plus have a greater stakeholder interest in community safety and security. The local property taxes paid support local public schools. Interest paid on home mortgage loans need to remain ‘personal income’ tax deductions. Corporations which own and operate facilities need to continue to be able to depreciate these properties as a cost of doing business. These corporate properties need not benefit inappropriately from Proposition 13 exemptions. Since the inappropriate application of CA's Proposition 13 policy. The level of local property taxes paid by 'corporate individuals' are used to support public schools, have dropped down to 25% of total property taxes collected. These reduced property tax revenues have resulted in CA's education funding (once at the top) to drop down to the national bottom. This hidden corporate subsidy must be eliminated ASAP. HEALTH CARE: Those proposals to eliminate the usual and customary expenses of health care paid by an individual or guardian, need not be implemented nor included in the final federal income tax program. It is in the best interests of this nation's society and its commerce to have a healthy and physically able work force. Logic based upon JudeoChristian core values, establish the standards of care which is applied to the handicapped, impoverished and all disabled individuals whose usual and customary care costs must remain deductible. Social Security Administration's programs escrow funding which are the accumulated employee contributions matched by employers must not be privatized. In addition, no funded program can be allowed to continue to be ‘off the table’.

Full transparency requires that all Federal funded programs be available for monitoring by the public who provided the taxes resulting in those accumulated escrow funds and therefore are 'stakeholders' who need to be kept truthfully informed. THOSE WITH VERY HIGH INCOMES AND WEALTH: This cohort must pay its fair share of federal income taxes. The principle to be applied is that this cohort must not be allowed to have any special privileges or entitlements since ‘much is expected from those who have much already’. This group must pay the same income tax percentage as the middle-class level of 25%. CORPORATE INDIVIDUALS now pay 35% tax rates on profits earned. If these corporations want lower taxes, this cohort must 'give up' subsidies, accelerated depreciation write-offs, tax credits, Land Bank payments, etc. on a QUID-PRO-QUO BASIS which reduces tax rates in 5% reduction increments (35% to 30% to 25% to 20% with 15% floor). In the future, all subsidies, tax credit programs, and other financial incentives used to promote past economic development must each have a sunset scheduled termination date or be required to be reconsidered by a commission whose members have no conflict of interest. The purpose of the above recommendations is to establish a simplified federal taxation program which is administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) fairly and equitably. The ideal to be achieved is the collection of revenues sufficient to pay for all governances on a 'pay as you go' basis and to reduce the national debt presently totaling $20 trillion. It is only fair to do that much for all of us, especially 'We, The People’.

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¡VAMOS A GOZAR!

Holiday Train Caltrain & the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Saturday December 2 – Sunday December 3 / Various Stations & Times Caltrain Throughout the Bay Area Info & Times: holiday-train.org/train-schedule Free

DOWNTOWN ICE Friday December 1, 2017 / All Day Downtown San Jose S Market St San Jose, CA www.downtownicesj.com

WINTER WONDERLAND Friday December 1, 2017 / 8am Along Park Avenue and the Paseos San Jose, CA www.winterwonderlandsj.com

HEROES & VILLAINS FAN FEST Saturday December 2, 2017 / All Day San Jose McEnery Convention Center 150 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $45 - $75

12 DAYS OF ARTS Friday December 1, 2017 / All Day Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA Free

SOUTH FIRST Friday December 1, 2017 / 7pm SoFA District and beyond Downtown San Jose San Jose, CA Free

TURNING WHEELS FOR KIDS – BIG BIKE BUILD 2017 Saturday December 2, 2017 / 8am South Hall 435 S Market St San Jose, CA $40 - $100

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK 2017 Friday December 1, 2017 / All Day Plaza de Cesar Chavez 1 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA Free

TANDY BEAL & COMPANY – JOY! Friday December 1, 2017 / 7pm Hammer Theatre Center 101 Paseo De San Antonio San Jose, CA $16 - $46

PJ MASKS LIVE! Saturday December 2, 2017 / 2pm City National Civic 135 W San Carlos St San Jose, CA $29.50 - $99.50

WORKS/SAN JOSE BENEFIT ART AUCTION Friday December 1, 2017 / All Day Works/San Jose 364 S Market St San Jose, CA Free

THE NUTCRACKER – SAN JOSE DANCE THEATRE Friday December 1, 2017 / 7:30pm San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 S Almaden Blvd San Jose, CA $38 - $68

SAN JOSE YOUTH SYMPHONY: PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S SEASON OPENER Saturday December 2, 2017 / 4pm California Theatre 345 S 1st St San Jose, CA $5 - $20

MENORAHS AND MIRACLES: A HANUKKAH CELEBRATION Sunday December 3, 2017 / 12pm – 4pm Children's Discovery Museum 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA Free

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EDUCATION

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UC STUDENT-WORKERS RALLY AGAINST GOP TAX PLAN ATTACKS ON HIGHER EDUCATION Union Members Call on UC Administration to Confront GOP Plan by Reversing Tuition Hikes and Expanding Financial Support for Graduate Students

REPORT: ADJUNCT FACULTY LIVING IN POVERTY Trimmel Gomes Public News Service TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – From skipping meals and having their utilities cut off to even delaying medical treatment, a survey of nearly 800 faculty members across Florida shows poverty is common among adjunct faculty at universities and colleges.

Sather Tower can be seen at the University of California, Berkeley campus. Photo Credit: Pixabay

On Wednesday, November 29th, students and workers at all nine teaching campuses of the University of California (UC) participated in a nationally-coordinated day of action opposing the GOP Tax Plan. From Davis to San Diego, student-workers embarked in walkouts, rallies, letter-writing, and petitionsigning actions targeted at Congress and the UC administration.

“Republicans in Congress want to stripmine higher education like it's one of Donald Trump’s business ventures,” said Kavitha Iyengar, a Graduate Student Researcher in the Law School at UC Berkeley. “Unfortunately, UC administrators have paved the way for the Trump agenda by raising tuition and fees on students while hoarding money for lavish parties and skyrocketing executive pay.”

The House tax plan targets higher education workers by taxing tuition waivers as income, drastically increasing the amount studentworkers’ pay in taxes while locking out current and future students who can't afford the increasing cost of higher education. Both House and Senate versions of the bill attempt to make student-workers and other working people pay for tax cuts for the rich and corporations, while paving the way for privatization of education and research on a wider scale.

On Tuesday, the UC administration responded to increasing pressure from the union-led coalitions by launching a public advocacy campaign against the GOP Tax Plan. As part of the actions on Wednesday, union members will call on the UC administration to take additional steps to meaningfully confront the GOP Tax Plan, including reversing tuition hikes and expanding financial support for graduate students during contract negotiations with the UC Student-Workers Union in 2018.

“Treating tuition and fee waivers as taxable income will be financially devastating for graduate students and push out many of the best and brightest,” said Emily Yen President of the UC Student-Workers Union, UAW 2865. "It will be a huge impediment to recruiting and retaining the next generation of researchers, especially the talented ones from non-wealthy backgrounds. On a societal level, it would imperil scientific and social innovations that tackle important issues ranging from curing cancer to increasing access to early childhood education.”

"The Grad Tax is an attack on higher education and academic research. Under this proposal, graduate education would become inaccessible to all but the wealthiest students,” said Lydia Majure, a Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroscience at UC Berkeley and Trustee of UAW 5810. “We need to stand together to demand that elected officials reject this disastrous plan. If the Grad Tax does become law, universities must protect students by reducing or eliminating graduate tuition for research programs. This proposal would have huge adverse effects on research in the United States, so this should concern postdocs, faculty, and research staff as well."

Union members argue that the GOP Tax Plan continues the hollowing out of higher education as a public good – a process that has accelerated in recent years. The UC administration and UC Regents have contributed to this process through repeated tuition increases and the growth of a bloated administrative class at UC.

At writing, the campus actions expected to draw thousands of students, academic workers, and their supporters, including undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty members.

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The survey by the Service Employees International Union shows more than 43 percent of respondents experience indicators of poverty, including taking out payday loans, facing eviction or utility cutoffs. Mike Ruso, an adjunct instructor at the University of South Florida, says when schools continuously fail to pay instructors a living wage, everyone suffers. "The adjunct professors suffer, students suffer, and higher education as a whole suffers,” he stresses. “The only one who is benefiting is the administrator who is trying to cut cost." A full-time adjunct instructor teaching four classes per semester makes about $24,000

per year, without benefits. Adjuncts at the University of South Florida are calling on the school's administration to allow them to form a union. Ruso uses the desk of a former adjunct instructor named Robert Ryan who taught full-time at the university for 20 years without employer-sponsored health insurance.  After finally gaining access to health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, Ryan discovered he had cancer and later died.  Ruso says Ryan's story is why he's calling for an overhaul at all of Florida's public universities and colleges. "The business model that all of them have adopted is one that depends upon cheap and disposable labor and we are standing up and saying that we will not be used and taken advantage of anymore," Ruso states. SEIU's report,  "Life on the Edge of the Blackboard,"  surveyed 773 Florida faculty, the majority of whom work as part-time professors, or adjuncts.

As the movement to transform higher education grows in Florida, a new report reveals the extent of faculty poverty. Photo Credit: Pixabay


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TREE MAINTENANCE IS KEY TO PROPERTY PROTECTION Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

Last winter, strong and windy California storms wreaked havoc on drought-stricken trees. Toppled trees and falling limbs and branches damaged homes, cars, power lines, sidewalks, streets, and even caused physical harm to people. Now is the perfect time to hire a tree maintenance service to ensure that your trees

are in good health, trimmed properly, and not a danger to yourself or your property.

• Check licensing. Make sure that any business you hire has a license from the Contractors State License Board (CSLB). Specifically, look for a D-49 “Tree Service Contractor” license. You can verify the status of a license at cslb.ca.gov. If you’re also looking to hire an arborist, they should hold a C-27 “Landscaping Contractor” license from the CSLB. Keep in mind that different cities may require permits for tree removal and trimming. A trustworthy business will know any local permit requirements or applicable ordinances. • Find a trustworthy business. Use bbb.org to find a BBB Accredited tree service company near you. Check out BBB Business Profiles to see a tree service’s BBB Rating, complaint history, reviews from past customers, and any major advertising issues. Make sure to get three estimates for the same scope of work!

However, it’s important to be fastidious when choosing a business. In 2016, consumers nationwide filed more than 2,100 complaints against tree service companies with Better Business Bureau (BBB). Common complaints involved businesses not having the correct equipment, not finishing the job, and leaving a mess after work was completed.

• Require a written contract. Be sure the business’ name, address, license number, and phone number are in the contract. It should also include a work schedule, price breakdown of labor and materials, a payment schedule, and any agreements made verbally. Ensure that the service will haul away any trimmings, and make sure that is included in the contract as well.

Be proactive and contact a tree service business now, before winter storms are in full

• Watch out for scams. According to the BBB Risk Index, home improvement scams are

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the riskiest scam to consumers. In a home improvement scam, a scammer knocks on your door claiming that they just finished trimming a tree in your neighborhood and offering a great deal. After an initial payment, they either “discover” issues that raise the price, leave a half-finished project, or take your money and never return to do the job. Watch out for contractors that: claim that they just finished work near you and have extra supplies, only accept cash, use highpressure sales tactics, demand a high upfront payment, or insist on making a deal without a written contract. Learn more at bbb.org/ homescam. • Payment. Don’t pay large amounts up front. It’s smart to stagger your payments according to work stages and not make a final payment until the job is completed to your satisfaction. Pay by credit card for added protection; using a credit card provides some recourse if the job isn’t completed as stated in the contract. If you have a problem with a business and haven’t been able to resolve it, let your BBB know! You can easily file a complaint online at bbb.org/complain. If you’ve encountered a scam, make sure to report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker to help warn others. You can reach your BBB at info@bbbemail. org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

Mantener sus árboles es esencial para la protección de su propiedad estafa de mejoras para el hogar, un estafador golpea a su puerta alegando que acabaron de recortar un árbol en su vecindario y ofreciendo una gran oferta. Después de un pago inicial, “descubren” problemas que elevan el precio, dejan un proyecto a medio terminar, o toman su dinero y nunca vuelven para hacer el trabajo. Tenga cuidado con los contratistas que: dicen que acaban de terminar trabajo cerca de usted y tienen suministros extras, solo aceptan dinero en efectivo, usan tácticas de venta de alta presión, exigen un pago inicial grande o insisten en llegar a un acuerda sin un contrato escrito.

Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

El invierno pasado, fuertes y ventosas tormentas en California dañaron a los arboles afectados por la sequía. Los árboles derribados y las ramas caídas dañaban a casas, automóviles, líneas eléctricas, calles, e incluso causaban daños físicos a personas. Ahora es el momento perfecto para contratar un servicio de mantenimiento de árboles para asegurar que sus árboles estén en buena salud, cortados, y no sean un peligro para usted o su propiedad. Sin embargo, es importante tener cuidado cuando eligiendo un negocio. En 2016, los consumidores presentaron más de 2,100 quejas contra empresas de servicios de árboles con Better Business Bureau (BBB). Quejas comunes involucraron empresas que no tenían el equipo correcto, empresas no terminando el trabajo, y empresas dejando un desastre después de que se completaban el trabajo. Sea proactivo y contacte a un negocio de servicio de árboles ahora, antes de que lleguen las tormentas de invierno. Tenga en cuenta los siguientes consejos de su BBB: • Verifique licencias. Asegúrese de que cualquier negocio que contrate tiene una licencia del Junta Estatal de Licencias de

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Contratistas (CSLB). Específicamente, busque una licencia D-49 “Contratista de Servicios de Árboles”. Puede verificar el estado de una licencia en cslb.ca.gov. Si también quiere contratar a una arbolista, ellos deben tener una licencia C-27 “Contratista de Paisajismo” del CSLB. Tenga en cuenta que las diferentes ciudades pueden requerir permisos para la eliminación y recorte de árboles. Un negocio confiable conocerá los requisitos de permisos locales o las ordenanzas aplicables. • Busque un negocio confiable. Visite bbb. org para encontrar una compañía de servicios de árbol acreditados por BBB cerca de usted. Consulte los Perfiles de Negocios de BBB para ver la calificación de un servicio de árbol, su historial de quejas, revisiones de clientes

anteriores, y más. Asegúrese de obtener tres estimaciones. • Requiera un contrato escrito. Asegúrese de que el nombre, la dirección, el número de licencia, y el número de teléfono del negocio están escrito en el contrato. También debe incluir un horario de trabajo, desglose de precios, un horario de pagos, y cualquier acuerdo hecho verbalmente. Asegúrese de que el servicio va a recoger los recortes y asegúrese de que esto está incluido en el contrato. • Tenga cuidado con las estafas. Según el Índice de Riesgo de BBB, las estafas de mejoras para el hogar son las estafas más arriesgadas para los consumidores. En una

• Cómo pagar. No debe pagar grandes cantidades por adelantado. Es inteligente hacer pagos de acuerdo con las etapas de trabajo y no hacer un pago final hasta que el trabajo está completo y está satisfecho. Pague con tarjeta de crédito para mayor protección; usar una tarjeta de crédito proporciona algún recurso si el trabajo no se completa como se establece en el contrato. Si tiene un problema con una empresa y no puede resolverlo, infórmelo a su BBB. Puede presentar una queja en línea fácilmente en bbb.org/complain. Si se ha encontrado una estafa, asegúrese de reportarla al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB en bbb.org/scamtracker para ayudar a advertir a otros. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 8442000, o en goldengate.bbb.org.


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CONDICIONES CRÓNICAS MÁS COMUNES EN LOS HISPANOS Family Features

profesional de la salud que trabajará con usted para crear un plan de atención. • Coordinación de cuidado entre su farmacia, especialistas, centros de análisis, hospitales y más.

De acuerdo a los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC, por sus siglas en inglés), las enfermedades del corazón, el cáncer, la diabetes y los derrames cerebrales son las causas más comunes de enfermedad, discapacidad y muerte en los Estados Unidos. Estas condiciones crónicas y los factores que conducen a ellas pueden ser más comunes o severas en las minorías, incluyendo a los hispanos. Por ejemplo, 4 de cada 10  hispanos mueren debido a una enfermedad del corazón o cáncer y son 50  por ciento más propensos a morir por causa de la diabetes que los caucásicos, según los CDC. Los servicios de seguimiento de enfermedades crónicas (CCM, por sus siglas en inglés) pueden ayudar a las personas que viven con enfermedades crónicas a coordinar sus servicios de

• Consultas telefónicas entre sus visitas para dar seguimiento. • Acceso de urgencia a un profesional de la salud las 24 horas del día, los siete días de la semana. • Asistencia de expertos que le ayudaran a fijar y lograr sus objetivos de salud.

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atención y obtener mejores resultados y una mayor satisfacción.

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Si usted es beneficiario de Medicare con dos o más enfermedades crónicas, pregunte a su médico sobre CCM y averigüe si es elegible para recibir

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Los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid y la Administración de Recursos y Servicios de Salud introdujeron la campaña “Connected Care” (Atención Conectada) para sensibilizar sobre los beneficios de CCM. Hable con su médico para ver si los servicios de CCM están disponibles para usted y visite es.medicare.gov para informarse sobre los beneficios del programa.

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STAYING IN CONTROL OF THE HOLIDAYS minute impulse buying. And yes, homemade gifts, or truly thoughtful gifts, are always what will be the most appreciated, and usually won't break the bank.

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American Counseling Association

Yes, you made it through Thanksgiving and only feel slightly guilty about that third helping of dessert. But hang on, the real temptations of the holiday season are still in front of you. Of course, the odds are pretty good you'll survive the holiday season (unless you drink and drive, but more on that later), but how about a goal this year of successfully being in charge of yourself during the holidays, in charge in a way that lets you enjoy the holidays without feeling tired, overweight and guilty when the second of January rolls around? One starting point to making the holiday season more manageable is simply to do some planning. If this is a season of gift buying for your family, start making lists now of what things will do the job and keep you within an affordable budget. Holiday gift giving can be fun and exciting. January credit card bills can only be depressing, especially if December spending was all last

How about not letting holiday overeating this year be another source of guilt when you step on that scale in January? Most of us will face multiple temptation opportunities from office parties to visits with friends to family gatherings. Each event will usually offer plenty of chances to consume too many high-calorie treats. Should you avoid all the parties and those food temptations? Nope. That will just leave you feeling deprived and unhappy. Instead, enjoy all your favorite things, but do so slowly and in moderation. The main thing is to make sure you're in control. One serving of holiday dessert is lovely, but two or three means the party is in control of you. And speaking of staying in control, the place it matters most is holiday drinking. One drink too many has led to countless DUI tickets, serious accidents, or even just a career disaster thanks to what was said or done at that office party. Especially if you're normally a non- or very light drinker, don't let the holiday spirits do you in. Soft drinks, a wine spritzer, or just one drink slowly enjoyed throughout the party are all good choices compared to over-indulging. Enjoying the holiday season while staying in control is a nice formula for a good time without January regrets. Counseling Corner" is provided by the American Counseling Association. Comments and questions to ACAcorner@counseling.org or visit the ACA website at www.counseling.org.

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JOBS/CAREERS

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SHORTAGE OF TRUCK DIESEL TECHNICIANS AND TRUCK DRIVERS IS COUNTRYWIDE

As the transportation industry continues to grow and baby boomers continue to retire, the need for trained diesel mechanics and truck drivers has never been greater. Job openings span the U.S., and many sit open while businesses feel the stress of a massive talent shortage. For people seeking job security in a hands-on field, this could be the opportunity they've been waiting for. Whether you prefer the beauty of the open road or the puzzle of diagnosing complex mechanical equipment, each day offers a satisfying challenge, with the income potential to match. Diesel technicians Employment of diesel service technicians and mechanics is projected to grow 12 percent by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. The experts at Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics say the growth demand is much higher in many parts of the country. Truck drivers "Nearly 70 percent of all the freight tonnage moved in the U.S. goes on trucks," notes the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) website www.trucking.org. "Without the industry and our truck

drivers, the economy would come to a standstill. To move 9.2 billion tons of freight annually requires nearly 3 million heavyduty Class 8 trucks and over 3 million truck drivers."

and problem-solve electronic malfunctions. This aligns well with the mindset of the next generation of technicians who grew up with smartphones and social networks.

The trucking industry has a massive shortage of drivers that continues to grow as qualified drivers age and retire. The ATA estimates the current shortage at roughly 25,000. Industry insiders fear that number will grow in the coming years. Trained drivers ready to hit the road are in high demand. Employers highly value drivers with clean motor vehicle records who place an emphasis on safety.

How to enter these in-demand fields

Correcting transportation employment misconceptions There are many misconceptions about being a truck driver and diesel mechanic. For example, being a truck driver doesn't necessarily mean you're on the road for weeks on end. There are many opportunities if you prefer to stay close to home. About 80 percent of Penske Logistics' 4,500 truck drivers return home every evening thanks to flexible shifts and delivery schedules. Another common misconception is that being a diesel engine technician means turning wrenches all day. In reality, due to the electronic complexity of today's diesel vehicles, mechanics must be able to troubleshoot computer systems

Post-secondary training in diesel engine repair or commercial truck driving will put you in high demand. Technical colleges from coast to coast offer quality degree programs. Remember, just because a student graduates from a particular school doesn't mean he or she needs to remain in that area. Industry opportunities abound across the U.S. What are some of the ways to become a truck driver? Community colleges and truck driver schools offer the needed training. For military veterans who operated heavy-duty vehicles in the armed forces, there is a path to convert that experience into a commercial driver's license (CDL). "We have a major need for entry-level technicians and truck drivers," says Ron Schwartz, director of staffing services at Penske's Reading, Pennsylvania, headquarters. "We can take entry-level technicians and give them the tools they need to continue advancing with Penske. The drivers that we hire need at least two years of related driving experience."

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Reaching Out SAN JOSE, CA—The Reaching Out Food Center at the Cathedral of Faith will hold their annual ‘Celebration of Love’ Friday, December 22 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Over 2,500 grocery carts full of food will be distributed that day. During the entire month of December, 5,000 grocery carts full of food will be distributed, including turkeys, fresh produce, vegetables, milk, bread, and pastries, to needy families. The retail value of the distributed food is $2,000,000.

“This year, we’ve seen a much greater demand in our services,” said Jim Gallagher, Reaching Out’s director. The mostlyvolunteer organization, which operates out of a debt-free, 16,000 square foot distribution center on the Cathedral of Faith campus, provides emergency food and basic life necessities for over 160,000 economically disadvantaged. Over 500 volunteers will be on hand at the event Dec. 22 to provide assistance to food recipients. This year Reaching Out has also partnered with 37 local public schools that see a need for food for their students’ families. Reaching Out provides food monthly to needy families at these schools. The Celebration of Love Food Distribution on Dec. 22 event takes about two hours to pull off— with the help of hundreds of volunteers from the church congregation. More than 5,000 vouchers are being distributed to recipients over the next month, and each will present their voucher to receive their food. “No one will be turned away,” Gallagher said. For more information about Reaching Out or the Cathedral of Faith, log onto www.cathedraloffaith.org, or contact Jim Gallagher, Director, at 408-979-3090 or jgallagher@cathedraloffaith.org.

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Fantasy of Lights is a spectacular 1.5-mile drive-through extravaganza of Holiday Lights and Displays for the entire family. First presented in 1999, Fantasy of Lights is now in its 19th year and has become a cherished Holiday tradition. It is bigger, better and brighter than ever before thanks to the transition to environmentally friendly LED lighting. Visitors can stay warm in your vehicle as you drive through large

The drive-through event runs Tuesday, December 5 through Saturday, December 30, 6pm to 10pm nightly. The event is closed on Christmas Day, December 25. Tickets must be purchased in advance for a specif ic day and time of entrance. Purchase your tickets in advance at w w w.parkhere.org. Fantasy of Lights is presented by the Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation Department. Information on volunteering for this event and other Park programs can be found on their website, w w w. parkhere.org.


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HAITIAN COMMUNITY VOWS TO FIGHT AS EXPERTS: SENATE TAX BILL SOCKS IT TO TRUMP MOVES TO TERMINATE LEGAL STATUS MANY CALIFORNIA TAXPAYERS

Most of the Haitians who are about to lose Temporary Protected Status came to the U.S. legally after the 2010 earthquake, and say they have little to return to. Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock/US Air Force

Suzanne Potter California News Ser vice SACR A MEN TO, Calif. - Analysts say the tax bill moving quickly through Congress benef its corporations, rich professionals and wealthy families - at the expense of the def icit and ultimately ever yone else.  Republicans have promised that the tax bill would raise wages. But they admit the bill would cost $1.5 trillion over ten years. By the time it's fully implemented, 80 percent of that would be going to pay for a big corporate tax cut, a slashing of the estate tax and a cut in taxes on passthrough income.  Howard Gleckman, a senior fellow at the Urban/Brookings Tax Policy Center, says those tax cuts for businesses and rich households are permanent, while the parts that help the middle class expire. "For high-income people, it's all about business taxes and corporate taxes, and of course the estate tax," he says. "And in fact, the w inners and losers change over time, and actually you get more losers as time goes on." Republican leaders in the Senate are pushing to rush the bill through, hoping to have it done w ithin a few weeks. It also eliminates the so-called SALT deduction - which is currently used by 28 percent of Californians to deduct $80 million of their state and local taxes off of

their federally taxable income. Pass-through income is money made by a business that the owner - often a professional such as a doctor or a law yer - declares as income rather than as prof it. Supporters of the tax bill point to this as helping small businesses. But, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, half of pass-through income goes to the top one percent.  Chuck Marr, the director of federal tax policy at the think tank, says congressional Republicans are already saying they plan to use the increased def icits to call for cuts in programs used by seniors, the middle class and working families. "As soon as the ink is dr y on this bill, we're going to see Republicans point to that debt, point to those def icits," he explains. "They' ll go after Medicaid, they' ll go after nutrition, they' ll go after education, access to college." Marr says despite the "America f irst" trade rhetoric coming out of Washing ton, the bill would also encourage multinational corporations to make their money offshore by reducing the taxes they would pay when bringing their prof its home.  Both of California's Democratic senators oppose the plan. Eleven out of 14 California Congresspeople supported the House version, which passed last week.

Even ignoring the cuts to taxes on wealthy estates, analysts say the tax bill ends up helping the rich much more than the middle class and working families. Photo Credit: Cohdra/Morguefile

Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California is home to some 16,000 Haitians who have now been given less than two years to pack up and leave - or find a way to get legal status - as the Trump administration decided on Tuesday to end Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in July 2019. Many emigrated legally to the U.S. after Haiti's massive earthquake in 2010. They've made a life here, had children, gotten jobs and formed a community.  Wister Gaetan, secretary of the Haitian Bridge Alliance, a San Diego-based refugee assistance group, says it is simply cruel to separate families, especially when they've committed no crime. "For someone to take pleasure in making people suffer, and then decide to end a policy like that, it's just like - it's unhuman," he states. "To me, this is heartbreaking." About 60,000 Haitians have Temporary Protected Status in the United States, but 400,000 people have it nationwide, from 10 countries.  The administration recently gave Nicaraguans one year to settle their affairs, and a decision is expected soon for people from Honduras and El

Salvador. The Department of Homeland Security argues that TPS was never meant to be permanent, and has determined that Haiti is sufficiently recovered from the earthquake to reintegrate its nationals. Charlie Hinton, a member of the Haiti Action Committee of the Bay Area, says the Haitian community poses no threat, and believes the president is willing to upend immigrants' lives in order to play to his base. "Well, I think it's ideological, in line with Trump's anti-immigrant policy, his racist and nationalistic, closed-borders policy," Hinton states. Armando Carmona is communications manager for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, which is part of the national TPS Alliance. He also says it's inhumane to leave so many families in limbo. "We're fighting for a permanent solution, legislation that will create a pathway to residency after a certain amount of years of being here," he says. Last week, lawmakers introduced the SECURE Act in the U.S. Senate, and the American Promise Act in the House, to allow TPS holders to stay and become legal, permanent residents.

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FCC is about to give a lot of smart marketers an opportunity to shine. About those winners and losers, though: this is where the silver lining begins to tarnish. Winners

Shelly Palmer The Federal Communications Commission announced that it will vote on December 14 to enact the exceptionally misleadingly titled “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. If passed, it will do the opposite of restoring any thing resembling freedom — it will repeal the current net neutrality rules which were enacted to ensure that Americans would have equal access to the Internet. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already interested in the topic. Still, some quick background: Renamed “Open Internet” a while back, net neutrality provided a regulatory framework that specif ically prohibited: • Blocking: Broadband providers may not block access to law ful content, applications, services or non-harmful devices. • Throttling: Broadband providers may not deliberately target some law ful Internet traff ic to be delivered to users more slowly than other traff ic. • Paid prioritization: Broadband providers may not favor some Internet traff ic in exchange for consideration of any kind. Internet service providers are also banned from prioritizing content and services of their aff iliates. In its place the FCC is proposing to “Restore Internet Freedom” as follows:

• Reinstate the “information service” classif ication of broadband Internet access service f irst established on a bipartisan basis during the Clinton Administration. • Restore the determination that mobile broadband is not a “commercial mobile service” subject to heav y-handed regulation. • Restore the authority of the nation’s most experienced cop on the privacy beat – the Federal Trade Commission – to police the privacy practices of ISPs. What it means for agencies, advertisers and marketers We’ ll get to the winners and losers below — and there will be plenty of each — but as something of a silver lining, this regulatory shift would open up a wide-range of opportunities for agencies, advertisers and marketers. This could be a perfect opportunity to pair programmatic creative with programmatic media buying. There will be hundreds of different rate plans targeted at specif ic cohorts. There will also be opportunities to create new consumer and brand experiences that include “unlimited” bandwidth or “ free” bandwidth offers. The restoration of this version of “Internet freedom” will change the media distribution landscape dramatically. It will be the perfect place for new creative ad units and offers. Think about how your brand can be positioned as a trusted, needed, content companion. It’s an unintended consequence, but the

Big Internet service providers and wireless carriers such as Comcast,  Verizon, AT&T, etc., come out on top. The bigger you are, the happier this makes you. These organizations will be able to craft any kind of data packages that the market will bear. They will be able to throttle bandwidth, lie about unlimited plans, favor big payer or aff iliate partner traff ic over competitive traff ic. (Imagine Comcast favoring Xf inity over Netf lix or throttling down your bandwidth if you were watching Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access.) Pricing will not be market driven; most ISPs are de facto monopolies in their specif ic territories. Alcatel-Lucent, Broadcom, Cisco, Corning, Ericsson, IBM, Intel,  NokiaSolutions and Networks,  Panasonic  Corporation of North America,  Qualcomm  and 50plus other tech companies who signed the original letter against Title II (which the FCC is planning to repeal as well) also come out on top. As do law yers, especially attorneys for… well, just about everybody involved. Losers Netf lix and every other content provider. The goal of net neutrality was to ensure that Comcast did not favor delivery of its own content over competitive content such as Netf lix. Or Amazon. Or  Hulu. Content providers who do not own their own distribution are now at serious risk. The list of losers is long: Dropbox, Ebay, Facebook,  Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Tumblr, Twitter, Vonage Holdings Corp., Yahoo! Inc. and about 150 other companies that  signed the original letter in favor of net neutrality  are among them. Less friction for consumers means better business for big tech. Although, it will be interesting to see whether or not big tech likes this particular recipe for restoring Internet freedom. They may. Small businesses and start-ups. If you can’t afford high-speed bandwidth,

too bad. If your start-up uses lots of data, or its new augmented reality app requires consumers to have access to enough bandwidth to use it, too bad. If f ill-in-the-blank needs equal access to the Internet, too bad. If your online service competes with an online service that the big telecoms or ISPs favor, too bad. You. If you’re a normal person and you want access to the Internet, get ready for all kinds of airline industry-style charges. You’ ll either accept a slower connection or pay extra for going over a threshold on your unlimited data plan. In practice, you’re likely to get amazing speed and service for video content you don’t care about and terrible service while trying to use the things you really want. The solution … pay more. A few closing thoughts I am not advocating for any specif ic type of government involvement with the Internet. I think government has proven that it has no business being in any business. But I believe we should govern America for the best possible GDP (as opposed to governing to enrich a big few big corporations). Al Gore may not have invented the Internet, but his metaphor about it being an information super-highway was pretty good. Imagine an America where a private company could close the left-lane of I-95 between N Y and Hartford because they didn’t have the money to maintain it, or worse, wanted to use it for themselves and their friends. How would that affect commerce on the I-95 corridor? Our world is digital – all digital. To make the most of it, my delivery truck and your delivery truck should have equal access to the same highway system and connecting roads. Just like we do in the physical world. Lastly, this is a huge topic that will impact every person in the United States. It’s worth some of your time to go a bit deeper and to decide for yourself how the “Restoring Internet Freedom” act is going to change your life – because it absolutely will. Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.


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Hai Di Lao Hot Pot es una cadena internacional de restaurantes de hot pot. Estamos buscando candidatos con pasión por la industria de los restaurantes. Posiciones de personal de cocina disponibles desde $15- $28 la hora ¡Aplique hoy para unirse a nuestro equipo! Ubicación: 19409 Stevens creek Blvd Ste 100, Cupertino, CA 95014 Teléfono: 626 510-3446 Se habla español. Correo electrónico: Haidilaohr@gmail.com FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636327 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Serrano Drywall 311 S 21st Apt B San Jose,

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which he or she knows with the County of Santa to be false is guilty of a Clara on 11/28/2017 crime.) FICTITIOUS Luis Carlos Serrano BUSINESS NAME Solorio STATEMENT December 1, 8, 15, 22, NO. 636248 2017 This statement was filed The following person(s)

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ness is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Baosheng Wang December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017

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individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/06/2017. “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.) Hai Hoang December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/22/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636333 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 1. Getamoldtest.com 2. Getmoldtest.com 3. www.Getamoldtest. com 294 Tradewinds Drive #3 San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara County. Dale Seiber 294 Tradewinds Drive #3 San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/15/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dale Seiber December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/28/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636282 The following person(s) is (are) doing business AZ Hauling 680 Pronto Dr San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara County. Noel Alvarez and Ma. DeLos Angeles Alvarez 680 Pronto Dr San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have not begun transacting business under

the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Noel Alvarez December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/27/2017 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 636341 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business name Supervision Experts Building Maintenance 3346 Denton Way San Jose, CA 95121, Santa Clara Co. Mercedes Ramirez 3346 Denton Way San Jose, CA 95121. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 03/30/2015 under file no. 603248 Mercedes Ramirez Owner December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/28/2017

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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 29, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV318837 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Beth Lais Albers. Petitioner (s) Beth Lais Albers has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Beth Lais Albers to Elizabeth Lais Albers. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 8, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017

vices 1 Almaden Blvd. Suite 950 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara County. Fiduciary Plan Management Services, INC. 1 Almaden Blvd. Suite 950 San Jose, CA 95113 and Robert Redwitz 552 Trabuco Rd. Irvine CA 92780. This business is conducted by a partnership; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/24/2013“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.) Robert Redwitz CEO November 24; December 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/14/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 635350 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Landlord 1651 Whitton Ave San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara County. Mario S Quinonez and Maria Quinonez 1651 Whitton Ave San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/24/2017 “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.) Mario S Quinonez November 24; December 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/24/2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316517 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amaris Christie Griffith. Petitioner (s) Amaris Christie Griffith has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amaris Christie Griffith to Amaris Ciara Ramirez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing FICTITIOUS FICTITIOUS indicated below to show BUSINESS NAME BUSINESS NAME cause, if any, why the STATEMENT STATEMENT petition for change of NO. 635755 NO. 635913 name should not be The following person(s) The following person(s) granted on 1/09/2018 at is (are) doing business is (are) doing business 8:45 am, Probate Dept., Trust Management Ser- Snap Staffing 310 S.

16th Street San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Snap Staffing 310 S. 16th Street San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 09/11/2017 “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.) Matt Turner CEO November 24; December 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/07/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636020 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Boom Limo 3200 Zanker Road Apt. 1115 San Jose, CA 95134, Santa Clara County. Francisco Rezende 3200 Zanker Road Apt. 1115 San Jose, CA 95134. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 01/01/2017 “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.) Francisco Rezende November 24; December 1, 8, 15, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/16/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319207 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chutima Buntorn. Petitioner (s) Chutima Buntorn has filed a

petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chutima Buntorn to Monica Chutima Donson. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 24; December 1, 8, 15, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319223 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Girish Kathalagiri Somashekariah and Shachi Hullumane Kumar. Petitioner (s) Girish Kathalagiri Somashekariah and Shachi Hullumane Kumar have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Saankhya Girish Kathalagiri to Saankhya Kathalagiri. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published

DECEMBER 1 - 7 2017 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 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 24; December 1, 8, 15, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 635666 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Economy Tires & Wheels 866 South First Street San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara County. Super Cheap Hauling & Tire Recycling, LLC 558 Windlass Lane Foster City, CA 94404. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jesus Rivera Naranjo Manager/Member November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/03/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 635857 The following person(s) is (are) doing business JC Financial 1473 Dana Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara County. Juniorchina Financial Service LLC 558 1473 Dana Ave Palo Alto, CA 94301. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 06/30/2017. “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.) Weiling Sun Secretary November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/09/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 635894 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Margaritas Taco Truck 395 N. Fair Oaks Sunnyvale, CA 94085, Santa Clara County. Jorge Bernal Gutierrez 1126 Windermere Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/01/2016. “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 Bernal Gutierrez November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/13/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 635843 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Transcender Instituto 20 N First St, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Juan Delgado 20 N First St San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/01/2017. “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.)


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DECEMBER 1 - 7, 2017 Juan Delgado November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/09/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319197 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tamara Farid Abduljabba Besher/Motouim Tarik Ahmed Abdulmajeed. Petitioner (s) Tamara Farid Abduljabba Besher/Motouim Tarik Ahmed Abdulmajeed have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tarik Motasim Tarik Ahmed to Tarik Motasim Tarik Ahmed b. Tamara Farid Abduljabbar Besher to Tamara Farid Abduljabba Besher c. Motajim Tarik Ahmed Abdulmajeed to Motajim Tarik Ahmed Abdulmajeed. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319182 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Michaela

Irene Linda Roman. Petitioner (s) Michaela Irene Linda Roman has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Michaela Irene Linda Roman to Michaela Irene Linda Reeve. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 15, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319075 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shungweun Yun. Petitioner (s) Shungweun Yun has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shungweun Yun to Eric S. Yun. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for

four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319065 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marni Sara Swedroe. Petitioner (s) Marni Sara Swedroe has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marni Sara Swedroe to Marni Sara Swedroe Ovadia. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/27/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV318887 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tasha Iris Quevedo. Petitioner (s) Tasha Iris Quevedo has filed a petition for Change of Name with

the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tasha Iris Quevedo to Natasha Iris Quevedo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/20/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 9, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV318522 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: In Pro Per Ruby Corina Villalobos. Petitioner (s) Ruby Corina Villalobos on behalf of minor child has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alexander Eduardo Regino-Villalobos to Alexander Villalobos. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/13/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition

in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 2, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 17, 24; December 1, 8, 2017

has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/30/2017. “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 ORDER TO SHOW guilty of a crime.) CAUSE FOR CHANGE Miguel Magana OF NAME November 10, 17, 24; NO. 17CV318826 December 1, 2017 Superior Court of This statement was filed California, County of with the County of Santa Santa Clara-In the mat- Clara on 10/30/2017 ter of the application of: Jun-Li Huang. Petitioner FICTITIOUS (s) Jun-Li Huang and BUSINESS NAME Ping-Jui Wu have filed STATEMENT a petition for Change of NO. 635442 Name with the clerk of The following person(s) this court for a decree is (are) doing business changing names as Gilroy Inn 611 Leavesley follows: a. Chia-En Wu Rd Gilroy, CA 95020, to Ya-Zhu (Sophia) Santa Clara County. GI Huang. THE COURT 611, LLC 2102 North ORDERS that all per- Fremont Street Monsons interested in this terey, CA 93940. This matter appear before business is conducted this court at the hearing by a limited liability indicated below to show company; registrant has transacting cause, if any, why the begun petition for change of business under the name should not be fictitious business name granted on 2/20/2018 at or names listed hereon, 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 02/01/2017. “I declare located at 191 N. First that all information in this Street, San Jose, CA statement is true and 95113. A copy of the correct.” (A registrant Order to Show cause who declares as true shall be published at information which he or least once a week for she knows to be false is four successive weeks guilty of a crime.) prior to the date set for Amit Panchal hearing on the petition Manager in El Observador, a November 10, 17, 24; newspaper of general December 1, 2017 circulation, printed in the This statement was filed with the County of Santa county of Santa Clara. Clara on 10/27/2017 November 8, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon FICTITIOUS Judge of the Superior BUSINESS NAME Court STATEMENT November 17, 24; NO. 635243 December 1, 8, 2017 The following person(s) is (are) doing business FICTITIOUS 7Zen Hair Studio 601 BUSINESS NAME San Benito St Hollister, STATEMENT CA 95023, San Benito. NO. 635470 The following person(s) Anna M Lorenzana 1413 is (are) doing business Wiren St Salinas, CA Super Estilos Hair Salon 93906. The Principal 4076 Monterey Why San place business is San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Benito County and a Clara County. Miguel current Factious BusiMagana 437 Chateau ness Name Statement is La Salle Dr San Jose, on file at the county clerk CA 95111. This busi- -recorder’s office of said ness is conducted by county. This business an individual; registrant is conducted by an

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS individual; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Anna M Lorenzana November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/20/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317302 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Colin Eliot Atkins. Petitioner (s) Colin Eliot Atkins has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Colin Eliot Atkins to Colin Michael Kennedy. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/23/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 12, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 2017

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matter of the application of: Santos Benjamin Salas Jr. Petitioner (s) Santos Benjamin Salas Jr. has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Santos Benjamin Salas Jr. to Bejamin Gholamipour. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/13/2018 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 30, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court November 10, 17, 24; December 1, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315283 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dolores Reyes. Petitioner (s) Dolores Reyes has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elijah Moses Mata to Elijah Moses Reyes. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 12/05/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, OF NAME CA 95113. A copy of the NO. 17CV318397 Superior Court of Order to Show cause California, County of shall be published at Santa Clara-In the least once a week for


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DECEMBER 1 - 7 2017

EVIDENCE GROWS OF LINK BETWEEN FRACKING, TEXAS EARTHQUAKES Mark Richardson Public News Service

lawmakers and regulators. "When Exxon was accused of triggering some of the earthquakes from one of its injection wells, the Railroad Commission ruled against the scientists and for XTO's position,” he points out. “So, the oil and gas industry has been successful in getting government regulators to ignore the science and act on their behalf."

DALLAS – A new study is adding fuel to the debate over whether recent earthquakes in Texas are caused by oil and gas operations or natural geologic events. The study by Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey points to evidence that injecting wastewater into gas wells during the process of hydraulic fracturing is likely causing an increasing number of quakes, in a region where there were almost none a decade ago.  Luke Metzger, director of the advocacy group Environment Texas, says the study bolsters the belief that fracking is the cause of the problem. "This is the latest in a series of studies, which all have found that connection between the earthquakes and human activity, and specifically wastewater injection,” he states. “And the oil and gas industry has attempted to shed doubt on some of these findings."

Metzger points out that the state recently required well operators in one earthquakeprone region to reduce injection volumes and pressure, which has resulted in fewer quakes.

Ponds near oil rigs store wastewater from the fracking process, which is disposed of by injecting it back into the well. Some scientists believe this can cause earthquakes. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Metzger says in 2008, there were only two earthquakes of magnitude 3 or higher in Texas, but there were 12 just 8 years later.

of medium tremors in north, west and south Texas have consistently occurred near oil and gas operations.

The study says while most quakes are triggered by natural causes, recent clusters

Metzger says the energy industry is fighting the evidence through heavy lobbying of state

"More could be done in terms of more tightly deregulating those injection wells and doing more to prevent the waste from being injected in the first place – for example, by requiring the recycling of that frack water to reuse in fracking, rather than injecting it in these injection wells," he states. Metzger maintains this and similar studies should convince regulators and the oil industry to take additional steps to lower earthquake risks, particularly in or near populated areas.

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IT’S OBVIOUS THAT OUR CARS ARE GETTING GREENER EVERY YEAR, BUT WHAT ABOUT 18 WHEELERS? U.S. got serious about reducing truck emissions back in 2010 when the Department of Energy launched its SuperTruck Initiative to improve heavy-duty truck freight efficiency by 50 percent. Some of the technologies that have started to trickle down out of the SuperTruck program into trucks on the road include predictive cruise control, chassis “light-weighting” and battery-assisted air conditioning systems to reduce overnight engine idling. These upgrades are saving operators tens of thousands of dollars in fuel costs annually — the average long distance American trucker spends some $70,000 a year on fuel — as well as shaving off greenhouse gas emissions. Tesla's forthcoming all-electric Semi tractor-trailer can go upwards of 300 miles between charges and is expected to offer the lowest energy cost per mile of any big rig on the road. Photo Credit: Tesla

Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk We all rely on heavy duty trucks to haul as much as 80 percent of the goods we use and consume. But those ubiquitous 18-wheelers are also a big contributor to the overall pollution footprint of the transportation sector, given they get only 4-8 miles per

gallon on average and travel large distances transporting heavy loads. Currently, some two million big rigs make up just five percent of the vehicles on American roads while accounting for upwards of 20 percent of the transportation sector’s overall greenhouse gas emissions. But like with cars, things are changing quickly for big rigs. The

Then in August of 2016 the Obama administration announced aggressive new standards requiring big rigs plying U.S. roads to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions 25 percent by 2027, which should save more than a billion metric tons of greenhouse gases from escaping into the atmosphere over the next decade—that is, if it’s not overturned (as threatened) by Trump. To get the ball rolling, DoE launched SuperTruck II, pledging to match commitments of up to $20 million by manufacturers working on even more

cutting edge technologies to boost the efficiency of big rigs. Peterbilt, Navistar and other truck makers are using these matching funds to bolster efforts to develop newer technologies including active aerodynamics, cylinder deactivation, hybridization, electrified engine components and alternative engine designs. Regardless, Tesla will be ready with its new Semi. This futuristic all-electric big rig incorporates proprietary lithium ion batteries to power four independent motors—and promises the lowest energy cost per mile in the world of trucking. The Semi also features enhanced autopilot to help avoid collisions, a centered driving position in a cockpit designed to maximize visibility and control, and a low center of gravity to prevent rollovers, among many other forwardthinking features. In the meantime, truckers with regular old big rigs can save money on fuel and reduce emissions by adopting better day-to-day practices, such as changing gears gently, avoiding sudden braking and acceleration, and slowing down — a truck can use 25 percent less fuel by driving 65 miles per hour instead of 75 mph.


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RAIDERS AGAIN EMBRACE "MY CAUSE, MY CLEATS" CAMPAIGN

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Alameda, Calif. — For the second straight year, the Oakland Raiders are joining with players across the NFL to wear custom cleats reflecting their commitment to charitable causes during this Sunday's contest vs. the New York Giants at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. The NFL recently announced that NFL players have the chance to share the causes that are important to them during all Week 13 games, as part of the NFL’s  My Cause, My Cleats  campaign. The initiative is a culmination of collaborative work between the NFL and players across the league. According to the NFL, “Approximately 1,000 players are planning to showcase their causes on-field during Week 13 games, nearly double the player participation from the inaugural year of the campaign.” The Raiders again this year are taking it one step further and involving the entire organization. In support of the My Cause, My Cleats  campaign, Owner Mark Davis will join with more than 30 players as well as Alumni, Raiders front office staff, Raiderettes, gameday and stadium staff to support the important charitable causes by wearing personalized footwear during the game on Sunday against the New York Giants. As was the case in 2016, Owner Mark Davis will wear purple shoes to help bring attention to Domestic Violence Awareness and the great work being done by Raiders Alumnus and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff through the Biletnikoff Foundation. Raiders player cleats were customized by longtime Raiders Equipment Manager Bob Romanski. The

Raiders staff will have the opportunity to participate in an on-field moment during the performance of the National Anthem just prior to kickoff this Sunday. Quarterback Derek Carr, whose son, Dallas, was born with intestinal malrotation, will wear  cleats that  raise awareness to support hospitals like Valley Children’s Healthcare that offer help to families with children in need.  Defensive end Khalil Mack’s cleats will promote awareness for Lupus, while long snapper Jon Condo and tight end Lee Smith will don cleats to bring attention to Pediatric Cancer. Linebacker Bruce Irvin and guard Kelechi Osemele will sport cleats to bring focus to the topic of Mental Health. New this year, the NFL celebrated Unboxing Day, a league-wide unveiling of NFL players’ Week 13 customized cleats, on Giving Tuesday, November 28. Beginning on Unboxing Day and continuing through Week 13 games, players are sharing images of their cleats and the stories behind them on social media, using the hashtag #MyCauseMyCleats. The NFL announced this week that players will have the opportunity to raise funds for the cause of their choosing by auctioning their cleats off at  NFL Auction; 100 percent of funds raised will be donated to charities selected by players – all designated charities must have 501c3 status. Fans may bid on game-issued player cleats at  NFL.com/Auction  and help players raise funds for their causes. To learn more about the  My Cause, My Cleats  campaign, visit  www.nfl.com/ mycausemycleats.

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HORÓSCOPO DE DICIEMBRE Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR “Mucha atención por favor, el planeta Mercurio estará retrógrado durante este mes, del día 3 al día 22”. Durante esta retrogradación suelen ocurrir todo tipo de retrasos, pérdida de tiempo, inconvenientes, olvidos, accidentes, discusiones y malos entendidos; el comercio, la comunicación y el transporte se verán afectados durante la retrogradación de Mercurio. Es un periodo de reorganización y muchas veces se tendrán que realizar las mismas tareas dos o tres veces, pues el primer intento puede fallar con relativa facilidad.

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Aries

Es probable que enfrentes algunos retrasos y contratiempos durante este mes, debido a la retrogradación de Mercurio. Navega con la corriente y no permitas que las malas energías de otras personas afecten tu estado anímico. A fin de mes recibirás una noticia que alegrará tu vida. Números de la suerte: 2-11-23-34-45-55

Tauro

Este mes de diciembre es para que lo goces al máximo, tendrás muchos motivos para sentirte feliz y correspondido en todos los sentidos. Se aconseja que vigiles tus finanzas y cuentas pendientes porque de pronto pueden surgir gastos imprevistos que pueden crearte un serio desbalance en tu presupuesto. Números de la suerte: 4-9-17-21-22-36

Géminis

Tu planeta regente estará retrógrado, debes tener mucho cuidado al conducir y con accidentes domésticos. Podrían ocurrirte algunos altibajos emocionales, conserva la calma y dedica parte de tu tiempo al ejercicio físico y a la meditación. Recibirás regalos inesperados y sorpresas. Números de la suerte: 11-18-20-25-28-60

Lamentablemente, accidentes aéreos, accidentes de tráfico, temblores y más atentados pueden ocurrir durante este periodo. Habrá que tener mucha precaución y sobre todo mucha paciencia con el tráfico.

Cáncer

Este mes es para dedicarlo a hacer un análisis de lo que ha sido tu vida durante todo el año, no te mortifiques por los errores cometidos, es de humanos errar y de sabios rectificar. Tienes mucho por que sentirte bendecido en esta vida. Si estás buscando el amor, éste llegará muy pronto a tu camino. Números de la suerte: 20-22-27-35-56-665

Libra

Vivirás una temporada tranquila y llena de nuevas ilusiones. Del mismo modo se te aconseja que tengas cuidado con accidentes domésticos y con pequeñas pérdidas, vigila tus posesiones y documentos pues pueden ocurrirte olvidos. La unión y bienestar de tu familia te hará disfrutar de esta navidad. Números de la suerte: 6-16-21-24-54-57

Escorpión

Júpiter sigue navegando en tu signo y su influencia traerá a tu vida toda clase de bendiciones. Mercurio estará retrógrado, esto puede producir que incurras en gastos innecesarios o que te cobren de más en alguna de tus compras. Vigila el monto de tus ingresos y trata de ahorrar. Números de la suerte: 5-15-20-23-32-44

Sagitario

Saturno ha marcado tu vida los últimos dos años, la buena nueva es que este planeta saldrá de tu signo el día 21 de este mes y sentirás como si te hubieras quitado un gran peso de encima. Todas las lecciones vividas te han convertido en un ser más humano, generoso y compasivo. Números de la suerte: 8-16-24-32-34-51

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THE TICKING TAX BOMB

As it stands, the Republican tax bill will do more harm to the average American through its hidden incentives and repeals If the average savings is around $600, that is not enough for a vacation, even a mortgage payment in some places (certainly not in the Bay Area). One of the problems that begins in 2018 is with those that take itemized deductions when preparing their taxes. Because this tax bill will do away with certain state and local deductions, like charity donations, it is expected to hike taxes for those that prepare their deductions in this manner.

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happen should this tax plan go through.

The Trump Administration wants a sizeable win before the end of the year, and they’ve focused on something that is the most probable candidate to deliver that win, tax reform.

This isn’t a bipartisan issue, people need tax breaks, but this most recent attempt at a tax “fix” will benefit corporations, the wealthy, but misses the most vulnerable populations, the elderly, low income, and students. In fact, the passage of this bill will ultimately hurt them.

Until recently, the dizzying distractions and derailments from Washington D.C.; be it the sexual harassment accusations hitting both parties, or the infighting from the two would-be Directors of the Obama era Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), have proved to push the tax goals to the fringes of the Republican party’s focus. As they need a legislative win, Republican lawmakers are attempting to pass their tax legislation as soon as possible, or before their own deadline, (after all, the party controls the major branches of government), which is slated for December 8th; the same day as there needs to be a budget decision to prevent a possible government shutdown. Now that the self-imposed fire is heating up under their Republican heels, the Trump Administration, mainly with Trump and his very protax plan tweets, have vowed to get this to the finish line before the year is up. As of now, Republicans far and near have little to say, or very vague statements on how this tax plan will help or hinder the common American. Beyond the party, the affected by this are Americans, and they a clear understanding

people most in the end should have of what will

According to the Center for American Progress, the tax bill will cost $1.5 trillion dollars over the next decade, and although the plan does not explicitly say that benefits or services will be cut to pay for it, there is an automatic “trigger” written in that will go off when the cost of these tax breaks reaches a certain amount, where federal programs will be cut to make up for this. $25 billion will be cut from Medicare as soon as 2018 and an additional $111 billion would be seized from other programs. Many safety net programs will be affected, programs that millions of Americans use at different points of their lives. These cuts as of now, will live beyond the lifetime of this tax bill.

Another striking piece of this bill is that although in the first years there will be tax cuts and breaks for those that aren’t in the 1% or making over $1 million, in 2027 and beyond, things get unremarkable for those not in those wealthy brackets. By 2025, in 7 years and 1 month from now, the benefits of this tax plan will expire. No more tax cuts, end of the ride. According to The New York Times, for those in the middle-income bracket, this doesn’t just mean going back to how taxes were done in 2017, but paying more on top of that. “Changing the measure of inf lation used for many tax calculations — would not expire. As a result, two-thirds of middle-class households would get a tax increase in 2027, and none — zero percent — would get a tax cut.” While this is going on, corporate and business tax cuts would not expire after 2027 under this tax bill. The idea that business owners would be generous enough to pass on these extra savings down to their employees is a nice one, but wouldn’t be enforced. In corporate structures, the Times

states, “Executives and other top earners would probably get the biggest boost. People who own stocks or have other business investments would see a direct benefit from corporate tax cuts.” Through all of this, medical insurance may rise because of the reduced funding from cutting services through the aforementioned trigger. Americans may pay less taxes but may pay up for it medical costs. Another note is that the Affordable Care Act’s non-insured fee will cease to exist, but again, it’s about the factors of individual families and persons to figure it out if this bill will ultimately be good or bad at first. In the end, it’s as simple as this: if your household makes under $75,000, your taxes will rise more than they are now in the next few years. You will get a slight bump through the immediate tax cut in 2018, but depending on how you do your taxes and your financial situation, your mileage may vary. Since American families are so diverse when it comes to their economic status, it can’t all be calculated until you're with a tax preparer or inputting data into tax software. It’s been a bumpy road so far and if the tax reform goes through Congress, there will be a whole other set of bumps for working Americans in the form of tax increases. Yet there lies hope in that this version of the bill is not finalized, and until it is approved or struck down, it will all be speculation before Americans across the country go to their taxes with these new implementations.

Cuts for All, Kind of Next year it will seem as if a lot of the population who takes a regular deduction will see at least a small tax cut, and it’s true. According to CNN’s Dean Obeidallah, “middle-income households (those earning $50,000 to $90,000 a year) would receive a tax break on average of $660, or 1.2% of their after-tax income. While they would get an initial, tiny tax cut, the numbers would get worse over time.”

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