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Rock the Library

Enter San José Public Library’s “Battle of the Bands” San Jose, Calif.

Are you a teen (age 12 – 18) that performs with your own band? Ready to move out of the garage and onto a wider stage? Enter San

José Public Library’s online “Battle of the Bands,” in celebration of Teen Tech Week 2012 (March 4-10). “Wait,” you say. “Online? How do I do that?”

Baby Boomer Senior Expo Saturday February 11, 2012 11am-4pm Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Parkway

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It’s simple. Have your parents or a friend grab that camcorder and record your best performance. Post the video online (e.g., Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, Pure Volume, etc.). Submit your entry by sending an email to sjplbattleofthebands@ gmail.com that contains a link to your music online. Be sure to include the following information:

Products, services, and resources for Baby Boomers and Seniors.

• The name of the band/ performer, and names and ages of all members

FREE Admission and FREE Parking For complete details visit: BoomerSeniorShow.com

• A brief description of the band, to be used on the contest webpage • A name, phone number, and email where the contestants can be reached

PROPUESTA DE REQUISICION APOYO DE CREDITO BANCARIO DE UN PROGRAMA DE PAPEL COMERCIAL O COMPRA DIRECTA PARA EL DISTRITO DE AGUA DEL VALLE DE SANTA CLARA quien: El Distrito de Aguas del Valle de Santa Clara (“Distrito de Aguas”)

es un distrito especialmente autorizado para el suministro de agua y para proveer servicios de protección contra inundaciones en el condado de Santa Clara, California. El Distrito de Aguas abarca el condado completamente con una población estimada en 1.8 millones de habitantes aproximadamente.

que: El Distrito de Aguas busca restablecer su programa de papel comercial (CP Program), consistente de ambos asuntos, gravables y no gravables, en un monto de $100 millones de dólares. Está solicitando propuestas para apoyo de crédito bancario para el programa CP en forma de préstamo de liquidez, carta de pago directo o crédito. Alternativamente, el Distrito de Aguas también considerara una “ compra directa” de $ 100 millones que funcione en forma similar a un programa comercial (CP Program) dándole al Distrito de Aguas la habilidad de retirar fondos periódicamente y repagar dichos fondos. El Distrito de Aguas intenta reconocer un contrato a un banco por un término inicial de cinco años con opción a renovar.

Usted está invitado para presentar su propuesta basado en sus calificaciones. La solicitud de propuestas en forma completa (RFP) puede ser revisada en http://cas.valleywater.org. Favor de presentar sus propuestas electrónicamente al Sistema de Administración de Contratos (CAS) del Distrito de Aguas en la fecha y hora especificada en el horario del RFP. Previa a la presentación de propuestas, todas las firmas deberán ser registradas en CAS. Esto se puede hacer yendo a la dirección de internet anotada anteriormente y siguiendo las instrucciones para crear una cuenta. Cuando esté en proceso la realización de la cuenta seleccione el código “FS10” e incluya la información del contrato según sea necesario. contacto: Si necesita ayuda en la creación de una cuenta CAS, por favor llame al (408) 265-2607, ext. 2992, o envie vsus preguntas por correo electrónico a ContractAdministration@valleywater.org.

Además de suministrar las propuestas electrónicamente mediante la redportal del Distrito de Aguas, 5 copias deberán ser recibidas para la fecha y hora especificadas por el horario del RFP. Por favor diríjase al RFP para las instrucciones detalladas de la entrega de las copias. Preguntas en general referentes a esta solicitud serán aceptadas por correo electrónico por Joseph Atmore en jatmore@valleywater.org. Las preguntas deberán ser remitidas para la fecha y la hora especificadas en el horario del RFP. 1/2012_LPC

P.O. Box 1990 San Jose, CA 95109 99 North First Stree, Suite 100 San Jose, CA 95113

Submit entry by February 12. Please note: No personal information will be posted online. This contest is open to all musical genres, but no obscene or offensive lyrics are allowed. Inappropriate lyrics or behavior will result in disqualification. Participants may enter together as a group, or as a solo per-

who receive the most online votes will be announced March 7.

This year’s “Battle of the Bands” will ask contestants to record their performace rather than playing live. former. Solo performers must play an accompanying instrument. No karaoke permitted. Contestants who do not yet have music online may participate in one of the two recording sessions taking place in January/February. Performers may bring their gear and perform a song, which will be recorded by library staff and then uploaded, online, as a video. Recording sessions are scheduled at the following San José locations: • Wed. Jan. 25, 6 p.m. –

Edenvale Branch Library, 101 Branham Lane East. (408) 808-3036 • Sat. Feb. 12, 4 p.m. – West Valley Branch Library, 1243 San Thomas Aquino Rd. (408) 244-4766 What’s next? Your entry will be posted on the official “SJPL Battle of the Bands” site www.sjpl.org/battleofthebands. Music lovers will be invited to visit the page between February 18 and March 3 to listen in and cast their votes for their favorites. The top five finalists

The top five finalists from the online voting contest must be available to play the live final concert on Saturday, March 24 at the Almaden Branch Library (6445 Camden Ave, San Jose). Each band will have up to 20 minutes to perform their set. A panel of judges will evaluate the performers on their musical ability and stage presence. The decision of the judges will be final. First, second and third place winners will receive the following prizes: • First Place: $250 • Second Place: $150 • Third Place: $50 For more information, including full contest rules, stop by your neighborhood branch of the San José Public Library, or go online to www.sjpl.org/battleofthebands. For additional Teen Tech Week activities, such as video game days, contests, and crafts, go online to www.sjpl.org/teens.

Applications Now Available for SCC GOV 101 ACADEMY
 Santa Clara County, Calif.

Applications are now available for the newly established SCC GOV 101 Academy, a 10-week program to provide a comprehensive overview of County government, its role and responsibilities, and services offered by the County. “Counties play a critical role in the lives of residents, yet it is the least known and understood level of govern-

ment,” said Supervisor Liz Kniss, who called for the creation of the Academy. “The SCC GOV 101 Academy will make it possible for those who want to know more to do so.”

The Academy will hold its first session on February 28. Applications will be accepted until February 10. The 35 seats will be distributed across the county. Seven will be available in each of the five Supervisorial Districts. Most sessions will occur

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on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. One halfday session will take place on a Saturday. The goals of the program are to: Raise public awareness of County roles and services; promote engagement and understanding of the County; encourage participation in advisory commissions and volunteer opportunities; and contribute to creating a more informed public.

“We are planning an interactive curriculum that engages

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participants,” said County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith. “They will have a chance to visit several facilities and see first-hand how their tax dollars are spent.”

Applications are available on the County’s website: www.sccgov.org/sccgov101 under hot items. There is a $30 materials fee, which can be waived in cases of financial hardship. For more information, email SCCPubl ic A f f a i r s@c e o. s c c g ov. org or call 408-299-5151.

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ONLINE HEADLINES WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM California Truckers Unite to Stop Human Trafficking The California Trucking Association (CTA) have joined forces with a nationally-recognized anti-human trafficking organization, Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT). Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/national

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¡Vamos a Gozar!

2360 McLaughlin Ave. San Jose, CA 95122 Info: free 90-minute session Free Clinic Location: Overfelt High School 1835 Cunningham Ave. San Jose, CA 95122 Info: 1-888-321-9972 Free Heart Screening for Children Date & time: by appointment Location: Valley Medical Center or family’s home Info: www.infant-heart.com (408) 885-4415

March of Dimes lanza una red virtual La March of Dimes, está brindando a los expertos en el campo de la prevención de los nacimientos prematuros, una oportunidad para compartir conocimientos y trabajar en forma conjunta con el propósito de llevar la tasa nacional de nacimientos prematuros por debajo del 10%. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/health Chevron apela fallo ilegitimo en Ecuador Chevron Corporation anunció que ha presentado un recurso de casación buscando que la Corte Nacional de Justicia del Ecuador revise la sentencia de segunda instancia emitida contra la compañía a principios del 2012. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/international California strip-mall being converted to Hindu temple A 10,000 square feet stripmall is reportedly being converted to a Hindu temple in Tracy. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/community Nueva programación para 2012 Tr3s: MTV, Música y Más, continúa aumentando su grilla de programación original en el 2012. El nuevo contenido en desarrollo incluye la serie aspiracional Amigas, Inc. Tr3s también adquirió la novela innovadora producida en México Bienvenida Realidad y producirá más episodios de sus originales exitosos Quiero mis quinces, Quiero mi boda, Rock Dinner y La Escalera para su grilla de programación. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/entertainment Give Kids a Smile Day On February 3 and February 4, dentists in San Mateo County will provide free dental services to lowincome children ages 1 to 18. Read more online at: www.el-observador. com/health

SOLITUDE Presented by TEATRO VISIÓN Set on the day of the historic Los Angeles’ million immigrants rights march on March 25th, 2006, Solitude weaves together an emotionally-charged story of secrets, laughter and explosive mambo. ONE WEEK ONLY • February 9-12, 2012 • Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater • 1700 Alum Rock, San José, CA 95116

Spanish Storytime Date: Fridays Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Location: Fremont Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538 Info: (510) 745-1414 American Red Cross T-shirt Promotion Date: Now – January 31 Time: depending on blood drive location Location: Northern CA blood centers Info: free t-shirt after blood donation www.redcrossblood.org 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 So I Married Abraham Lincoln Date: January 27-28 Tme: 8:00pm Location: Dance Mission Theater 3316 24th St. San Francisco, CA 94110 Info: www.paufvedance.org High School Options Fair Date: January 28 Time: 2:00pm -3:30pm Location: National Hispanic University 14271 Story Rd. San Jose, CA 95127 Info: (408) 771-1008 Diavolo Dance Theater Date: January 28 Time: 3:00pm & 8:00pm

Location: Memorial Auditorium Stanford University 551 Serra Mall Stanford, CA Info: (650) 725-2787 www.livelyartstickets.com Operation New Dawn Date: February 1 Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm Location: American Legion Post 419 958 Homestead Rd. Santa Clara, CA 95050 Info: welcome to newly returning veterans RSVP at bluevetbear@gmail.com Crime & Gang Prevention Summit Date: February 4 Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm Location: Overfelt High School 1835 Cunningham Ave. San Jose, CA San Jose Museum of Art Community Day Date: February 4 Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm Location: San Jose Musuem of Art 110 S. Market St. San Jose, CA Info: (408) 271-6840 www.sanjosemuseumofart.org Mobile Blood Drive Date: February 6 Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm Location: Vocera Communication, Inc. 525 Race St. San Jose, CA Info: 1-800-733-2767 www.redcrossblood.org Healthy Communities Forum Date: February 6 Time: 5:00pm

Location: San Jose City Hall Wing Room 118-120 200 E. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113 Mobile Blood Drive Date: February 7 Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm Location: Heritage Bank of Commerce 150 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA Info: 1-800-733-2767 www.redcrossblood.org Assembly District 24 Open House Date: February 9 Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm Location: 100 Paseo de San Antonio San Jose, CA 95113 Info: RSVP at (408) 282-8920 2012 State of the City Address Date: February 9 Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm Location: San Jose Civic Auditorium 135 W. San Carlos St. San Jose, CA Photo Exhibition by Tony Grant Date: February 10 – April 1 Location: Mohr Gallery Community School of Music and Arts 230 San Antonio Circle Mountain View, CA Info: free (650) 917-6800 ex.t 306 www.arts4all.org Naturalization Information Session Date: February 15 Time: 10:30am Location: Christian Alliance Church Senior Center

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 Need Food? Info: 1-800-984-3663 www.shfb.org ¿Preparados para una emergencia? Solicite plan informativo Llame a Graciela Alfaro (408) 849-2440 Clínica de salud gratuita The Pacific Free clinic Para personas que no tienen seguro médico Lugar: Overfelt High School 1835 Cunningham Avenue Informes: 1-888-321-9972. ¿Quieres sacarte el tatuaje? Se inicio la inscripción para jóvenes entre 14 y 25 años Lugar: 1694 Adrian Way San José, CA 95122 Informes:(408) 794-1660 Fax (408) 923-5215 Dpto de Salud Mental Llame al 1(800) 704-0900 o (408) 885-5673 y reciba ayuda Done celulares y pagers Lugar: Happy Hollow 1300 Senter Road Hora: 10:00am - 5:00 pm San Jose, CA 95112 Informes (408) 794-6404 ¿Necesita Comida? Informes: 1-800-984-3663 www.shfb.org. Registre su celular Reciba alertas de emergencia en español visite www. alertscc.gov

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Sacramento

State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) announced the availability of applications for the 2012-2013 California Senate Fellows program. The program provides college graduates an opportunity to become fulltime Senate staff at the state Capitol in Sacramento for 11 months beginning in October 2012. Fellows are assigned to the personal or committee staff of a Senator and also participate in academic seminars with Senators, senior staff, journalists, lobbyists, and state government officials. The fellowship program is jointly operated by the California Senate and the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University. Fellows are paid a stipend of $1,972 per month plus health, vision, and dental benefits. They earn 6 units of graduate credit from Sacramento

State for the academic portion of the program.

ment, the legislative process, and major policy issues.

“If you want to gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process, there’s no better way than through the Fellows program,” said Simitian. “In the years I’ve been in the Legislature, fellows have been indispensable members of my team.”

Applicants must be at least 20 years of age and a graduate of a four-year college or university by September 1, 2012. There is no preferred major. Individuals with advanced degrees and those in mid-career are encouraged to apply.

Former Senate Fellows include current members of Congress and the California Legislature, judges, and numerous other elected officials and community leaders.

Applications may be requested by calling the program office at (916) 278-6906. Applications and brochures are also available on the Senate’s Web site (http://sfela.senate.ca.gov/) and the program Web site (www. c s u s .e du/c a l s t/s e n a t e).

Fellows participate in a broad range of activities, including researching policy issues, developing legislative proposals, analyzing and staffing legislation, assisting with constituent inquiries and casework, participating in meetings as the Senator’s representative, and writing press releases and speeches. A five-week orientation provides background on state govern-

The deadline for submitting applications is February 22, 2012. Eighteen Fellows will be selected in May after an initial screening of applications and a subsequent panel interview of finalists. The California State Assembly and the Executive Branch also offer Fellows programs.

Obispos Católicos de California aprueban Campaña por una California Segura SAN FRANCISCO

La campaña por una California Segura, SAFE California por su sigla en inglés, aplaudió los Obispos Católicos de California por su respaldo a la campaña para reemplazar la costosa y disfuncional pena de muerte en California con la sentencia de la cadena perpetua.

 “No hay mejor momento para unirnos para promover el ahorro, la responsabilidad y la plena vigencia de la ley”, dijo Jeanne Woodford, ex alcaide de San Quintín y partidaria de SAFE California.
 El apoyo de los obispos católicos de California al esfuerzo de recolección de firmas para calificar la iniciativa para las elecciones en noviembre de este año

se informó el miércoles. En su declaración los obispos dicen:
 
“Como católicos, consideramos la vida humana como algo sagrado. Al ejercer la justicia, este principio debe prevalecer en el trato mutuo que nos damos, incluso para con aquellas personas que hayan cometido un daño grave. La justicia requiere que se utilicen medios proporcionales y efectivos para proteger a la sociedad. Como ciudadanos, encontramos que la pena de muerte es innecesaria, poco práctica y costosa”. 
La hermana Helen Prejean, famosa por su libro y la película “Dead Man Walking”, agregó: “He dedicado mi vida a la promoción de

un diálogo nacional sobre la pena de muerte dentro y fuera de la Iglesia Católica. La declaración de los obispos de California de un fuerte y temprano apoyo para la Campaña por una California Segura es alentadora”. La Hermana Prejean señaló que para los católicos “no se puede pedir un mandato más claro para la acción”, dado que el Papa Benedicto XVI instó a los católicos el noviembre pasado a persuadir a los políticos y legisladores para eliminar la pena de muerte y de continuar “los avances sustantivos logrados en conforme la legislación penal, tanto a la dignidad humana de los prisioneros”.

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MACLA’s 4th Chicana/o Biennial

Exhibition Dates: January 18, 2012 through March 10, 2012 JaimeGuerrero, “Charros y sus Caballos - A Budget of Para Doxes” glass, leather, and crepe paper, 2011

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 Opening reception with artists talk for MACLA donors from 6pm -8pm. San Jose, CA

Movimiento de Arte Y Cultura Latino Americana (MACLA) is pleased to present its fourth Chicana/o Biennial – an exhibition and public forum conceived to take inventory of, and invite reflection every two years on, the continuously emergent energy, critical edge, and aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art. MACLA is looking to challenge the questions and concerns that are currently being brought forth in the contemporary art world. This year’s biennial takes a thematic approach by asking such questions as: What are the pressing concerns at this moment in time? (politics) What does Chicana/o art look like today? (aesthetics) How do artists engage community? (activism & organizing) The first question, what are the pressing concerns of this moment in time, seeks to take inventory of the current politics evident by artistic explorations. Here we see examples of political commentary, such as xenophobia, migrant rights, human trafficking and the occupy Wall Street movement. The second question, what does Chicana/o art looks like today, deals with aesthetics both in terms of form and in subject matter. Here the concept of

transformation is evident, be it personal/spiritual, the natural world or of material culture. It is apropos that much of the work whose subject matter deals with issues of transformation is created with new media genres digital media, photography, video, etc. The last question, how do artist engage the community, was not answered as we originally thought when developing the call for entry concept. Rather this question is woven throughout the exhibition in an esoteric manner…for example, after viewing this exhibition, one might conclude that the artists engage in activism by bringing important issues to light and through creating new forms. The biennial’s twentythree featured artists convey their responses to these important and challenging questions using media such as painting, installation, sculpture, graphic novel, and photography. This juried exhibition features work by: Cande Aguilar, Eric Almanza, Efren Álvarez, Natalia Anciso, Jesus Barraza, Carlos Bautista, Melanie Cervantes, Betty A. Davis, Caleb Duarte, Eric García, Robert García, Paul J. González, Jaime Guerrero, Rogelio Gutierrez, Geri Montano, Nicholas Munoz, Tony Ortega, Viva Paredes, Daniella Rascón, Sandy Rodriguez, Paul Valadéz, Linda Vallejo, Cristina Velázquez.

Gallery opens to the public at 8pm Friday, March 2, 2012 Artists Talk: Join the artists for a gallery walk through and engaging conversation about their work at 7pm. Gallery Hours: Wednesday & Thursday, 12pm to 7pm Friday & Saturday, 12pm to 5pm And by special appointment Free Admission MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana 510 South First Street (in between William & Reed Streets) San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 998-ARTE info@maclaarte.org www.maclaarte.org


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Un hombre difícil de vencer; President Barack Obama: vamos Obama State of the Union 2012

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Todavía no he perdido la esperanza en el presidente Barack Obama o tal vez si, pero no estoy dispuesta a aceptarlo. Aunque no me considero una persona políticamente activa, procuro mantenerme informada acerca de los políticos sólo porque lo encuentro muy entretenido. En las últimas semanas he visto los debates entre los candidatos presidenciales republicanos y hasta ahora no me han impresionado. A mi hermano y a mi nos gusta verlos sobre todo porque queremos conocer a los que quieren correr en contra de Obama. Aunque en la actualidad hay cuatro candidatos, parece que sólo dos van a la cabeza. No creo que Rick Santorum reciba la nominación, porque me parece que no tiene la suficiente expe-

riencia, también ha tenido situaciones extrañas, como cuando no corrigió a la señora que dijo que Obama era musulmán. Ron Paul, aunque mi favorito, posiblemente no consiga la nominación, porque es alguien a quien nadie va a escuchar. Mitt Romney tiene carisma y es atractivo pero eso es todo, me gusta su pelo, pero debido a que es rico, esta desconectado con los ciudadanos comunes y sus problemas. Newt Gingrich es un tipo divertido lleno de drama, tiene que responder preguntas sobre su vida personal que me parecen irrelevantes, pero me divierte este tipo de preguntas en medio de los debates, no estoy segura de que obtenga la nominación. En mi opinión creo que ninguno se merece la nominación, en todo caso, el presidente Obama por fin hablo como todo un tipo rudo. Durante su Discurso a la Nación observé que finalmente se atrevió a ser preciso e hizo comentarios notables. Uno de sus comentarios que me parece sobresalieron fue el siguiente.

nos y se apresuró a decir que firmaría una ley que les de la oportunidad de ganar su ciudadanía. No quiero ser pesimista así que esperare a ver que sucede. Me gustaría ver pasar el DREAM ACT.

Reconoció que algunos estudiantes trabajadores están aún por ser ciudada-

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También agradeció a todos los que sirven en el ejército, ya sea heterosexual o gay, latinos o asiáticos. Me alegro que el presidente entienda que debemos construir una nación donde todos tengamos una oportunidad justa de alcanzar nuestro máximo potencial. No lo lograremos sin las inversiones adecuadas en la educación, una reforma migratoria, y el fin de los rescates financieros. También me gustó la forma en que concluyó su discurso: “Cada vez que veo esa bandera, me recuerda que nuestro destino está forjado como las cincuenta estrellas y las trece barras. Nadie construyo este país por su propia cuenta. Esta nación es grande porque la construimos juntos. “

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President Obama’s State of the Union presentation revealed that he had been both the CEO as well as Commander-in-Chief. “The defining issue of our time is how to keep that (American Dream) promise alive. No challenge is more urgent. No debate is more important. We can either settle for a country where a shrinking number of people do really well, while a growing number of Americans barely get by. Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. What’s at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them. Let’s remember how we got here. Long before the recession, jobs and manufacturing began leaving our shores. Technology made businesses more efficient, but also made some jobs obsolete. Folks at the top saw their incomes rise like never before, but most hardworking Americans struggled with costs that were growing, paychecks that weren’t, and personal debt that kept piling up. In 2008, the house of cards collapsed. We learned that mortgages had been sold to people who couldn’t afford or understand them. Banks had made huge bets and bonuses with other people’s money. Regulators had looked the other way, or didn’t have the authority to stop the bad behavior. It was wrong. It was irresponsible. And it plunged our economy into a crisis that put millions out of

work, saddled us with more debt, and left innocent, hard-working Americans holding the bag. In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly four million jobs. And we lost another four million before our policies were in full effect.

income exceeding one million dollars. A progressive tax code is favored wherein millionaires do not benefit from mortgage interest being deductible. In addition, all corporations will end up paying income taxes. Current loopholes will be closed.

The state of our Union is getting stronger. And we’ve come too far to turn back now. As long as I’m President, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum. But I intend to fight obstruction with action, and I will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place.

The President concluded his State of the Union presentation by reminding Congress how the Special Forces unit which killed Osama Bin Laden operates with full trust. “Each soldier must trust that the one behind him will protect his back….in battle, these soldiers are not Democrats or Republicans….they are Americans. Congress will do well ‘to lower the temperature’ that exists in Washington.” He also proposed the Senate acting with an up or down vote on proposed appointees within 90 days. There was no doubt that President Obama would do all that is possible using his executive office’s authority when the U.S. Congress did not formulate needed legislation. The President stated he sill use his executive authority to do all that is possible when Congress is gridlocked and ineffective.

No, we will not go back to an economy weakened by outsourcing, bad debt, and phony financial profits. Tonight, I want to speak about how we move forward, and lay out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values. This blueprint begins with American manufacturing.” The American auto industry is now healthy again with GM being the largest vehicle manufacturer in the world once more…employing more than one million workers. The development of alternative and sustainable alternative energy funded by reallocation of current Big Oil corporate welfare funds was proposed to make America independent of foreign oil. Comprehensive immigration reform was requested or at the minimum the legislation which enables the DREAM ACT was requested. The President also proposed that a new comprehensive tax code be initiated by the House (as required by the U.S. Constitution) which applies the Warren Buffet rule (33% tax rate) to

The good news is that jobs are being created again. The domestic economy is still fragile, but the private sector is creating jobs. He will veto any legislation proposing the same policies, which caused the European Union to have its economic problems. President Obama presented this State of the Union in a firm assertive manner that provides evidence that he is the CEO and Commander-in-Chief. If he keeps this up and the domestic economy keeps improving, he will be reelected to a second term. The president’s entire State of the Union 2012 presentation will be posted online at www.el-observador.com. Hilbert Morales is the Publisher of El Observador. Email him at: english.editor@el-observador.com


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Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Creating Jobs and Strengthening the U.S. Economy WASHINGTON, D.C

Immigrant entrepreneurs create jobs and strengthen the economy, and the U.S. should tailor immigration laws and policies to encourage the best and the brightest to create businesses on U.S. soil, according to a new joint report issued by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Immigration Policy Center (IPC). The report, Immigrant Entrepreneurs: Creating Jobs and Strengthening the U.S. Economy examines immigrant entrepreneurship in many different sectors, including neighborhood, growth, transnational, and science and technology firms, and demonstrates how these immigrant businesses create jobs for U.S. workers and contribute to America’s economic growth.

“Immigrant-owned growth businesses are hugely importatnt to strengthening local economies, as well as providing jobs essential to economic recovery,” said report author Marcia Drew Hohn, director of the Public Education Institute at The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc. “The U.S. Small Business Association estimates that small businesses have generated 64% of the net new jobs over the past 15 years and credits immigrant businesses with a significant contribution to this job growth.” The report features profiles of immigrant entrepreneurs and shines a light on some of the difficulties they face. Current immigration laws make it difficult for many immigrant entrepreneurs to contribute to the nation’s

growth. “Regardless of one’s school of thought, there is very little disagreement among researchers and experts that immigrant entrepreneurship is a powerful and valuable asset to America’s economic future,” said Benjamin Johnson, executive director of the American Immigration Council. “There has been a lot of attention paid to the high tech, highly educated immigrant entrepreneur, this report reinforces that it is less about your degree or the product you produce, and far more about recognizing a need in your community and having the skills and commitment to bring a dream to life.” The report contains administrative and legislative proposals that taken to-

gether could create an atmosphere that fosters growth: • Create an entrepreneurfriendly culture • Cut red tape • Create or modify existing visa categories specifically targeted for immigrant entrepreneurs •R  emove hurdles for foreign students with desirable skills •R  ecognize that immigrant entrepreneurship occurs across the spectrum of businesses The report can be viewed in its entirety at: http:// w w w.immig rat ionp olic y. org/sites/default/files/docs/ Hohn_-_ Immigrant_ Ent repreneurs _ 012512 .pdf

Strong Support for Brown Tax Plan, Opposition to School ‘Trigger Cuts’ The tax initiative and trigger cuts are part of the governor’s 2012-13 budget proposal designed to close a multibillion-dollar deficit. His plan also includes spending cuts in welfare, child care, Medi-Cal, and other social service programs.

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Strong majorities of Californians favor Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed tax initiative and oppose the automatic cuts that public schools will face if voters fail to approve the measure in November. These are among the key findings of a statewide survey released today by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC), with funding from The James Irvine Foundation. The initiative would temporarily increase the state sales tax and the personal income taxes of wealthy Californians, with the new revenue going to K–12 education. When read a summary, 72 percent of adults and 68 percent of likely voters favor the proposal. (The survey was taken before the attorney general released the measure’s official title and summary language.) Eighty-

five percent of Democrats and 65 percent of independents favor the tax increase. Republicans are slightly more likely to favor (53%) than oppose it (46%). If the initiative fails, Brown says there will be automatic cuts to public schools. Seventy-nine percent of adults and 75 percent of likely voters oppose these trigger cuts, as do strong majorities of Democrats (83%), Republicans (67%), and independents (67%).

When read a brief summary of Brown’s budget proposal that includes these elements, half of adults (50%) are in favor and 43 percent are opposed. Likely voters are split (48% favor, 46% oppose). Californians hold these views at a time when most (62% adults, 60% likely voters) say their local government services have been affected a lot by recent state budget cuts. Most (55% adults, 59% likely voters) say that K–12 public education is the area of state spending they most want to pro-

tect from budget cuts. Far fewer adults choose one of the three other main areas of state spending: higher education (19%), health and human services (17%), and prisons and corrections (6%). But while 40 percent of adults and likely voters prefer closing the state’s budget gap with a mix of spending cuts and tax increases—the approach Brown has proposed—similar proportions (35% adults, 41% likely voters) prefer closing it mainly through spending cuts. Indeed, Californians are far from happy with the way the state spends their money. Most (59% adults, 55% likely voters) believe state government could cut spending and still provide the same level of services. Most (59% adults, 62% likely voters) also favor strictly limiting the amount of money that state spending could increase each year.


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BUSINESS

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Estrategias tributarias en una economía complicada gravable, por lo tanto, si no le retuvieron impuestos por estos pagos, prepárese para una factura de impuestos posiblemente desagradable.

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Para la mayoría de nosotros, los cálculos del impuesto sobre la renta no cambian mucho de un año al otro. Pero a causa de la inestabilidad económica de los últimos años, muchas personas han sufrido importantes cambios de vida con un impacto significativo – bueno o malo – sobre sus ingresos gravables y la manera de declarar impuestos. A pesar de que todavía falta mucho para el 17 de abril (el plazo para presentar la declaración de impuestos de este año), nunca es demasiado temprano para comenzar a planificar una estrategia, particularmente si tuvo dificultades económicas en 2011 que podrían afectar sus impuestos. El IRS posee una guía práctica llamada “The What Ifs of an Economic Downturn” (búsquela en www.irs.gov) la cual analiza los impactos tributarios que causan diferentes situaciones como la pérdida de empleo, la con-

donación de deudas o el uso de los fondos de jubilación. A continuación un resumen de los desafíos económicos comunes que posiblemente esté enfrentando y sus posibles consecuencias tributarias: Perdió su empleo. Recuerde que los beneficios por desempleo, la indemnización por despido y el pago de vacaciones acumuladas o de licencia por enfermedad se consideran ingreso

Si retiró dinero de su cuenta IRA o 401(k) regular para cubrir gastos, adeudará impuestos sobre la renta por dichos montos, más un 10 por ciento adicional en concepto de multa a no ser que tenga más de 59 años y medio o cumpla con requisitos especiales. Además, los préstamos pendientes de la cuenta 401(k) se deben pagar (generalmente entre 60 y 90 días de la finalización de la relación laboral) o se computarán como ingreso gravable – y también están sujetos a una multa del 10 por ciento. Las buenas noticias son que muchos beneficios de asistencia pública como ser bienestar social, cupones para alimentos y pagos en casos de desastres no se cuentan como ingreso gravable. Lea la publicación “Tax Impact

When starting a business, remember that time is money This challenging economy and stagnant job market have left plenty of qualified and capable Americans without work. And when qualified and capable people suddenly have time on their hands, many of them will think about starting their own business. Almost everyone knows that you need a business plan, but one of the most difficult questions to answer when developing that business plan is how much start-up costs will be. There are so many factors to consider, that it is almost impossible to accurately calculate business start-up costs. So is it useless to plan? Not exactly, says Theodore Bolema, a professor at South University’s Novi, Mich. campus and director of the business program. Bolema, who holds a Ph.D. in business as well

as a law degree, says planning is important - but so is being realistic about the accuracy of your forecast. “A decent rule of thumb is to figure out what you think your costs will be. Then double it,” Bolema says. There is a good reason that it is nearly impossible to accurately predict these costs, according to Bolema. “Determining fees, equipment purchases, inventory and the like is relatively easy for most businesses. What’s much more difficult is knowing what your cost of time will be.” The “cost of time” is an important concept for all businesses, but especially for start-ups. If a business is obligated to pay an office lease or employee salaries while it is not yet able to do business - or a regulatory agency is holding up

its ability to do business. And don’t expect government agencies to operate with your costs in mind. Even the best-run agency will not move with the same urgency you would like, Bolema says. After all, it may be your lifelong dream and your life’s savings at risk, but to them, you are just another file folder stacked on the desk. So while you are waiting for an agency to act, or a supplier to supply, or an advertising firm to get that mailer in your customers’ mailboxes, you’ll be paying building leases, business loan payments, utility bills, payroll and all the rest - all without any revenue to offset those expenses. “It’s better to tie up capital in a cash reserve than to have an inadequately funded business plan,” says Bolema.

of Job Loss” del IRS para obtener más detalles (www.irs. gov/pub/irs-pdf/p4128.pdf). Reducción de ingresos. Si tuvo un recorte salarial importante o perdió su empleo en 2011, eso podría reducir

Condonación de deuda. Muchas personas no saben que cuando se toma dinero prestado de un banco u otro prestamista comercial y el prestamista “condona” la deuda, la

Las buenas noticias son que muchos beneficios de asistencia pública no se cuentan como ingreso gravable

su ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI) lov suficiente como para calificar para un Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo (EITC). El EITC es un crédito tributario “reembolsable”, esto significa que si el impuesto sobre la renta que adeuda es menor que el crédito para el cual es elegible, no solo no pagará el impuesto sino que además recibirá un reembolso por la diferencia. Para conocer más al respecto, busque EITC en www.irs.gov.

deuda condonada se cuenta como ingreso gravable. No obstante, hay diferentes excepciones a esta regla: Por ejemplo, la Ley de Condonación de Deudas Hipotecarias de 2007 en general les permite a los contribuyentes excluir hasta $2 millones en condonación de deuda hipotecaria ($1 millón para las personas casadas que presenten sus declaraciones por separado) sobre su residencia principal en caso de haber realizado una

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reestructuración hipotecaria, ejecución hipotecaria o venta al descubierto. La fecha de expiración de la exclusión hipotecaria está programada para fines de 2012 a no ser que el Congreso intervenga. Otras excepciones son: Deudas condonadas por bancarrota; o, en caso de que usted sea insolvente al momento de cancelarse la deuda, toda o parte de ella no sería gravable. (Insolvencia significa que el total de sus deudas es mayor que el valor justo de mercado de todos sus bienes). Para más información, busque Mortgage Debt Forgiveness (condonación de deuda hipotecaria) en www.irs.gov. Los impuestos deben ser su última preocupación cuando afronta dificultades económicas. Asegúrese de estar preparado para posibles consecuencias impositivas si sus ingresos o estado de deuda cambiaron en el último año.


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EDUCATION

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Programa gratuito bilingüe de matemáticas tiene como objetivo multiplicar la población de geeks latinos clave para la competitividad global a largo plazo”.

Horarios: Los sábados de las 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. o 2:00–3:30 p.m. La duración de cada curso de MathWorks es de 6 semanas con clases cada sábado. Fechas de los cursos: 7 de enero – 11 de febrero de 2012 18 de febrero – 24 de marzo de 2012 14 de abril – 19 de mayo de 2012 Costo: Gratis. Refrigerios para los participantes. Inscripción para un curso completo es obligatoria. Participantes de MathWorks en accion en el Tech Museum. SAN JOSE, CA

Un método único para combatir la escasez de latinos en las ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas está dando éxito en el Tech Museum, donde el programa gratuito bilingüe está logrando cada vez más la participación de cientos de familias. MathWorks, diseñado para ayudar a los niños a desarrollar el pensamiento matemático y habilidades para resolver problemas usando juegos y desafíos de la ingeniería, pretende derribar las barreras que contribuyen a la es-

casa representación de los latinos en las ciencias, a la vez familiarizando a esta población con posibles carreras en el campo. “Una falta de diversidad en la fuerza laboral de la ciencia y tecnología es perjudicial para la innovación y limita nuestra capacidad como sociedad para sacar provecho de toda la gama de talentos y mentes”, dijo Tim Ritchie, presidente del museo. “Es imperativo que nos comprometamos a inspirar, preparar y capacitar a la próxima generación para su propio éxito personal, pero también porque son

Los latinos son el grupo demográfico de mayor crecimiento en el país, y para 2030, se calcula que los latinos constituirán más del 20 por ciento de la población y más del 22 por ciento de la fuerza laboral. Pero mientras que algunos de los empleos de mayor crecimiento en el país se encuentran en las ciencias, los latinos están muy subrepresentados en este sector. En 2008, por ejemplo, los latinos representaban sólo el 4 por ciento de la fuerza laboral en las ciencias e ingeniería, niveles muy por debajo del de los latinos en la población general. MathWorks pretende revertir esta situación. Iniciado en 2009 en colaboración con el Lawrence Hall of Science, MathWorks combina un currículo exigente con la enseñanza bilingüe por dos estudiantes de ingeniería que son modelos a seguir llenos de entusiasmo para introducir la ciencia y las matemáticas, con el último fin de inspirar el aprendizaje y un interés en el campo. El

programa, dirigido a niños de los grados K a 5, se basa en una fundación familiar: Se requiere que al menos un padre o tutor asista con los niños. También se les anima a los padres a ser más apoyadores, informados e involucrados en la educación general de su hijo. Patrocinado por Microsoft, el Tech Museum ofrece clases de Mathworks la mayoría de los sábados durante el año escolar. El programa tiene cursos de seis semanas que se ofrecen a las 10:30 a.m. y a las 2:00 p.m., con más de 540 horas de instrucción en cada curso. Un nuevo curso comenzó el 7 de enero. El programa puede servir a hasta 2.400 familias en cada curso; el año pasado alcanzamos casi 1.800—un número que ha seguido en aumento desde que se iniciara el programa. Una clase interactiva de 90 minutos también incluye entrada gratis al museo, permitiéndoles a las familias explorar una ciencia en un contexto interactivo y participativo. Las familias pueden inscribirse en cualquier momento.

Support For Arizona Students Affected By School Board Decisions San Francisco, CA

Over 20,000 people across America have joined toOver 20,000 Across the Nation Join Last week, the Tucson gether in signing a petition school board outraged Together In Demanding Board Reverse its demanding that Tucson America when they canSuperintendent John PediDecision celled its high schools’ cone & the Tucson School Mexican American StudBoard reverse their deciies program and forcibly sion banning those books banned a series of books Latino families, creating a history and other students dealing with race. The rea- hateful environment where were offered an insight to & reinstate the Mexican son? Apparently teaching it’s acceptable to attack La- a community that is a huge American Studies program. respect for other cultures tino youth in a place where part of the local culture but Students in Arizona are fighting to keep these proamounts to “racial hatred” they need affirmation - their all too often demonized.”

 grams in spite of the wave and is in violation of Arizo- classrooms,” said Arturo na’s statewide ban against Carmona, executive director Continued Carmona: of anti-immigrant hysteria ethnic studies - passed in of Presente.org. “Tucson’s “Latino students in Tucson in the state. They need our conjunction with SB1070.
 Mexican American Stud- making up more than half help in keeping up the fight.”

 The petition can be seen “Arizona has been ies program gave Latino of the student population here: http://act.presente. educators, parents, and ground zero for attacks students a sense of dignity against immigrant and and connection to their own students are fighting back. or g /s ig n/e t h n ic s t ud ie s



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Civil Rights Organizations to President Obama: Investment in Education Reform Is Critical to U.S. Economic Stability WASHINGTON

The Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE), a coalition of leading civil rights and education advocacy organizations, is calling on President Obama to fully commit to investing in education reforms that are critical to the success of the country’s future workforce. Sustainable U.S. economic growth will require meaningful support of policies that ensure all of America’s students graduate high school prepared to drive innovation in critical sectors like manufacturing, health care, educational services, and alternative energy. “We cannot afford to tolerate a climate in which students of color, the very ones who will make up the bulk of the nation’s future workforce, have the least access to high-quality public edu-

cation,” said Michael Wotorson, executive director of CHSE. “American companies cannot be expected to bring jobs back home, if our workforce is not prepared to claim them. President Obama’s recognition of the need to prioritize high school graduation rates is very encouraging. Still his administration must do more than the president revealed in the State of the Union address to lead essential education reforms that provide the strategic investment of the resources necessary to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed.” CHSE’s Plan for Success is a blueprint for the administration and Congress that’s designed to ensure that America leads the world in educating its people. The Plan for Success provides a comprehensive

• Provide students with expanded learning opportunities.

The Plan for Success wants to ensure that America leads the world in educating its people. set of recommendations designed to strengthen public schools, support effective teaching and offer every student a pathway to graduation and beyond. Specifically, the Plan for Success calls for policies that:

• Hold schools accountable for student success;

• Make all students proficient and prepared for college and career;

• Provide equitable learning conditions for all students; and

• Provide students with the excellent leaders and teachers they need to succeed; • Invest communities in student success;

CHSE is also calling for the meaningful engagement of communities of color to ensure that all studentsincluding English language learners, and students with diverse learning needs, have access to high-quality educational content and teachers who have been trained to effectively teach students from under-resourced communities by using methods that research demonstrates are essential to success in college and career. “The current level of investment in public education is completely inadequate to meet the demands of a knowledge-based economy. If America is truly committed to building a strong and sustainable economy, then we must recognize that all of our

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students are the building blocks,” said Wotorson. CHSE is a coalition of leading civil rights organizations representing communities of color that are- focused on high school education reform. Members include the National Urban League, National Council of La Raza, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, League of United Latin American Citizens, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, Alliance for Excellent Education, National Indian Education Association, and Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.

Groundbreaking School Linked Services Plan Adopted Santa Clara County, CA

On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 the Children, Seniors, Family Committee approved the redirection of $850,000 in general fund contracts towards the new school link services program. The Board of Supervisors approved the plan to provide early intervention through preventative and supportive service. The Board of Supervisors launched a comprehensive, multi-million dollar community schools initiative called School-Linked Services (SLS), a program which more effectively will address the needs of children and youth to allow them to achieve success in school and in life through the coordinated delivery of health and social services on school campuses and in neighboring communities. Not to be compared with

built by integrating State Mental Health Services Act Prevention and Early Intervention funding, with local resources and nationwide best practices. A task force met for several months, co-chaired by Supervisor Dave Cortese and Supervisor George School Linked Services will address the needs of children. a similar program from the mid-90’s, this effort is one of the first comprehensive community schools models in the country. “I witnessed firsthand the impact of directing county services to our schools as a Trustee of the East Side Union High School District,” said Supervisor Dave Cortese, Chair of the Children, Seniors, and Family Committee. “This

plan will help the county’s children succeed in school and life. It works. “ Cortese announced the SLS initiative during his state of the county speech one year ago. With 10 million dollars in Mental Health grants, realigned county funds and in-kind services, the Santa Clara County school link services strategy will roll out to 53 schools during 2012. The strategy was

Shirakawa and East Side Union High School District Dan Moser. Additional task force members involved in the designing of the initiative include the Santa Clara County Mental Health Department, Santa Clara County Probation Department and the Santa Clara County Social Services.

To access the SchoolLinked Services Strategic Plan for 2012, please go tot www.sccgov.org/SLS. For more information, contact Michelle PelayoOsorio at 408-299-5030. Or Sherri Terao from Santa Clara County Mental Health Department 408-885-5776.


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Shirakawa’s State of the County 2012 Message

Building Our Future Together Santa Clara County, Calif.

President George Shirakawa, elected to the post by his colleagues on the County of Santa Clara

Board of Supervisors earlier this month, addressed a standing-room-only crowd in the Board of Supervisors Chambers as he delivered the 2012 State of Santa

Clara County address. Shirakawa’s theme “Building Our Future Together,” reflects the values that he learned growing up in a family that knew economic hardship. It also underscores the priorities he will champion during his year of leadership.

nating unnecessary administrative expenses and expanding community-based prevention services. • Partnering with the Veteran’s Administration to offer services at the Downtown Medical Clinic, when it opens.

Healthy Communities

• Pursuing a funding mechanism to create a water fluoridation system. The county is the largest community in the nation that does not have fluoridation. Last year, at one clinic alone in the Tropicana neighborhood of east San Jose, over 10,000 patients were served. More than 9,300 of those were baby root canals.

Shirakawa said that “we have to make sure that all of our communities are healthy.” To that end, he will propose to the Board of Supervisors that the County conduct a Latino Health Assessment in 2012.

• Setting even higher standards for the Public Health Department, by seeking accreditation for quality service by the nationally-renowned Public Health Accreditation Board.

As a part of his healthy community priorities, Shirakawa also will call for:

Commitment to Public Safety

Shirakawa said that Santa Clara County is the most diverse county in California and that’s what makes us strong. We should use our diversity to strengthen our resolve to build a safe and healthy community, starting with multi-lingual signage in County buildings.

• Development of an integrated system of care for current and new Medi-Cal beneficiaries, which would function as an Accountable Care Organization, elimi-

Shirakawa discussed the dwindling resources for gang prevention in the cities and proposes to establish the Santa Clara County Anti-Gang Alliance. This will allow a broad group of stakeholders, in collaboration with cities, to share information and provide resources to all communities impacted by gang activity. The County has the knowhow and resources to lead this effort. Last year, on the heels of a court-order to reform the corrections system, the State legislature thrust the responsibility of housing and serving low-level offenders to Counties. In 2011, the County also was widely recognized for the creation of the County ReEntry Network, a network of agencies and communitybased organizations that provide services to those recently released from custody. The network provides an array of drug and alcohol, mental health, housing,

and job-training services. To strengthen the network’s efforts, Shirakawa is forming a Blue Ribbon Committee on Re-Entry Jobs Initiative. Renewed Commitment to Seniors’ Agenda Shirakawa is calling for a study of the Senior Nutrition Program, with a focus on meeting community needs with integrated services, followed by a new RFP to distribute resources more effectively. Seniors are financially vulnerable now more than ever. He also will propose that staff develop a new plan to maximize Public Guardian services to ensure that the assets of needy seniors are protected from elder abuse predators. Opportunities for AtRisk Youth Shirakawa sounded the alarm on a growing problem of child pornography and its damaging affects on vulnerable children. He said the sheer volume of people sharing child pornography in just Santa Clara County alone at any given time is alarmingly high. He is calling on the Board to exercise leadership on eradicating this problem and allocate the resources needed to get the job done. Shirakawa will ask for a review of “wrap-around” juvenile services and the current RFP for these services to ensure that there is equity in the system and every community is served well. As chair of the Public Safety and Justice Committee, he will ask the Blue Ribbon Committee on Re-Entry Jobs Initiative to develop a strategy for our juvenile population. Educational priorities: • Call for the board of Supervisors to support the Silicon Valley Education Foundation’s initiative to make A-G (which makes college entrance requirements the curriculum) the

default curriculum at every school district in the County, as was approved by the East Side Union High School District in 2010. • Implementation of the School-Linked Services program at 53 schools by integrating State Mental Health Services Act and Early Intervention funding. Resources for Vital Community Services Shirakawa will call for the County to continue our commitment to creating jobs for the local economy in this new environment caused by the state legislature’s actions. He will ask the Board to have the administration to develop, in cooperation with community and business interests, a comprehensive Economic Development Plan as redevelopment funding decreases, in order to fill the voids where appropriate. Shirakawa also has asked Vice President Yeager to chair a Special Ad Hoc Committee on Economic Development to identify the best and most beneficial use for the County’s newly acquired former City Hall building located next to the County Government Center, at 801 North First Street, San Jose, CA. State of the County Shirakawa ended his remarks by acknowledging the challenges ahead, as well as the opportunities. ”There will be much to do in 2012 as we work our way toward prosperity and better days. There is still a tough road ahead, but the economy is showing signs of a slow but steady recovery,” he remarked. “We can achieve success by focusing on the sun beginning to peak over the horizon.” Full Text of Speech available at www.sccgov.org


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HISPANIC COMMUNITY ACTION SUMMIT gional meetings held at nine other cities during 2011.

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The White House Obama Administration officials held a Hispanic community action summit at Evergreen Community College, San Jose on Saturday, January 21, 2012. About 500 Bay Area and Silicon Valley’s Hispanic community leaders , representing small business owners and state and local elected officials ,attended. Chancellor Rita Cepeda is to be commended for her advocacy efforts which brought this event to EVCC. This summit was designed to address important issues facing the Hispanic community in a unique format where participants defined the agenda and outlined the next action steps. Jose A. Rico assured all present that “the expertise needed to deal with complex public policy issues existed in your groups.” The event followed similar re-

This event had a very high level of security because of the 11 White House Administrative officials present to participate: • Felicia Escobar, Senior Policy Advisor, Domestic Policy Council, • José Rico, Director and • Gabriel Sandoval, Senior Advisor, Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics • Betsy Markey, Assistant Secretary for Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Homeland Security • Julie Chávez Rodriguez, Associate Director, Office of Public Engagement. • Teresa Niño, Director, Office of Public Engagement for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department

of Health and Human Services White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics • January Contreras, Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, U.S. Department of Homeland Security • Alicia Villarreal, Regional Representative for Secretary Hilda Solis, U.S. Department of Labor • Herb Schultz, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, PH: 415-260-4175 • Elizabeth Echols, Regional Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration • Chuck Hauptman, Regional Director, Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, PH: 415-489-6536. The meeting began with

a 9:00 AM plenary session during which all eleven federal officials present were introduced. A set of ‘open group’ dialogues followed in which participants set the agenda and identified action steps with officials throughout the afternoon. Policy topics and conversations dealt with a) Job creation and economic development; b) Educational access; c) The affordable Care Act and Healthy Families; and d) Fixing America’s broken immigration system. Then White House Administration officials and summit participants formulated plans of action. PACT advocate Ms. Gina Gates proposed that the Obama Administration have the Department of Justice investigate all those Wall Street officials involved in the promotion of derivatives using mortgages whose value later were very

$1,000 Reward Offered

Information is sought on vandalism of Project Corazon murals. San Jose, CA

Supervisor Dave Cortese is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for vandalizing the mural on the corner of Huran Drive and Santiago Ave (by Welch Park), between the evening of Monday, January 23rd and the morning of Tuesday, January 24th. The mural was painted by children and volunteers from the community to promote peace. To report suspicious information, please email reward1000@hotmail.com or call (408) 600-8412. To confess, ask for pardon, and help restore the damage, please email mural_forgiveness@hotmail.com or call (408) 600-8412. For more information, contact Steven Blomquist at (408) 299-5030.

suspect. Those who misrepresented value need to be identified with appropriate justice metted out. “If they let them get away with all they have done which has deprived many of their life savings and home equity, it will happen again, “ said Gina Gates. Another commentator, Joel M. Murillo, Esq., of Fowler, CA., had the insight that this summit would provide the Obama presidential campaign with talking points which would be used to swing the Latino vote

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towards re-elecion of President Obama. The entire series of public policy matters discussed were to be posted at www. LaPlaza.com. Therefore go there for the specific concerns raised by our local Hispanic leaders. For information contact Toby Chaudhuri at toby.chaudhuri@ed,gov A recent report on the President’s agenda and the Hispanic community is available at http://www. whitehouse.gov/hispanic.

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California Medical Association Foundation Urges Women To Take Charge of Their Health

Sacramento

California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation joins forces with other health advocates across the nation to promote “Cervical Health Awareness Month.” The CMA Foundation is part of the national Cervical Cancer-Free Campaign, engaged in efforts to increase screening and vaccination and reduce the occurrence of this preventable disease. Cervical cancer is the second most common form of cancer worldwide and causes 4,000 deaths in the United States yearly. According to the American Cancer Society’s California Cancer Facts & Figures

In California, Latinas have the highest risk of developing cervical cancer – about one and half times higher than non-Latina white women, African American and Asian/Pacific Islander women – due in large part to a lack of screenings and vaccinations.

and provided them with additional funding to expand on their work. The four awardees include: Altamed Health Services, Latinas Contra Cancer, UMMA Community Clinic and Worksite Wellness LA. During the month of January, these award winners, in partnership with the CMA Foundation, are hosting events and clinics for early cervical cancer detection and vaccines

Because of this prevalence, the CMA Foundation recognized four organizations for their outstanding work to reduce cervical cancer disparities within California’s Latina community

Cervical cancer is one of the few preventable cancers that can easily be detected through an inexpensive screening and prevented through vaccination. Studies show the vaccine has

2012 report, it is expected that California will have 1,455 new cases of cervical cancer in 2012, and 435 deaths from the disease.

the potential to prevent up to 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and deaths in California annually. “Cervical Health Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to remind women that screenings and vaccines are widely available often at no or low-cost. Early detection can save lives,” states Carol Lee, Esq., president and CEO of the CMA Foundation. Most cases of cervical cancer are caused by the Human Papillomavirus, or HPV. Millions of American women are infected with HPV, but due to its often symptomless nature, a woman can be

unaware of her risk of developing cervical cancer. Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the USC Keck School of Medicine and CMA Foundation Board Member, Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, states, “Cervical cancer is one of a few preventable diseases, so it is imperative that women schedule their recommended appointment for a pap test and also schedule appointments for their adolescents to receive the series of HPV vaccine shots. No woman should ever die from this easily preventable disease.” To see if you qualify for free breast and cervi-

cal cancer screening, call “Every Woman Counts” at 1-800-511-2300 Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM. Operators speak English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, and Vietnamese. If you qualify, you will be referred to participating doctors in your neighborhood. To see if your child qualifies for a free HPV Vaccine, ask their doctor if they offer “Vaccines for Children” (VFC) shots. Children eligible for California’s Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program may also be eligible for free or low-cost shots.

Reporte sobre el estado del control del tabaco muestra a California atrasado en áreas de mayor prioridad Los Ángeles

La Asociación Americana del Pulmón ha publicado el Estado del Control del Tabaco 2012, un reporte anual que otorga calificaciones al gobierno federal y a todos los 50 estados y el Distrito de Columbia en 4 áreas principales en el control del tabaco. Además de este re-

bre de humo; y la reducción de venta de productos derivados del tabaco. Para leer el reporte completo, visite w w w.lung.org/california. Los esfuerzos de California, anteriormente el líder en políticas de control de tabaco, ahora están quedándose atrás. El estado recibió una F por no

El reporte claramente demuestra la importancia de aprobar la próxima propuesta de ley de California para la Investigación del Cáncer porte de cobertura nacional, la Asociación Americana del Pulmón en California publicó el Estado del Control del Tabaco 2012: Calificaciones Locales de California, el cual otorga calificaciones a todas las ciudades y condados en California sobre las políticas locales de control de tabaco, incluyendo aquellas para ambientes al aire libre, libres de humo, vivienda li-

financiar adecuadamente programas de control y prevención de uso de tabaco; y una D por su bajo impuesto a los cigarrillos. Actualmente, California clasifica 33 entre los 50 estados y el Distrito de Columbia por su impuesto de $0.87 por cajetilla, mucho más bajo que el promedio nacional de $1.46. Aunque California obtuvo una A por sus polí-

ticas ambientales libres de humo, el estado recibió otra F por la falta de cobertura adecuada para servicios de tratamiento de fumadores y para dejar de fumar. En el aspecto local, algunas comunidades están mejorando sus calificaciones de control del tabaco. En el año 2011, un total de 45 ciudades y condados adoptaron nuevas políticas de control del tabaco para proteger a sus ciudadanos de los efectos perjudiciales del tabaco. Aunque muchas jurisdicciones tomaron medidas para adoptar políticas más estrictas y mejorar sus calificaciones, un total de 355 ciudades y condados – 66 por ciento de todas las jurisdicciones del estado – recibieron una F como su calificación general. Tanto las calificaciones estatales como locales demuestran la necesidad de que los votantes de California aprueben la propuesta de ley de California

para la Investigación del Cáncer en las elecciones de Junio, 2012. La propuesta de ley de California está totalmente apoyada por la Asociación Americana del Pulmón en California, la Sociedad Americana del Cáncer y la Asociación Americana del Corazón. La propuesta de ley de California para la Investigación del Cáncer aumentaría el impuesto estatal al tabaco en $1.00 por cajetilla y dedicaría las rentas públicas al tratamiento, prevención y, en última instancia, la cura de enfermedades pulmonares, cardíacas y derrames cerebrales, cáncer y otras enfermedades relacionadas con el tabaco. La medida de ley también triplicaría el financiamiento estatal para iniciativas de prevención y cese del uso de tabaco. Las municipalidades que hicieron las mayores mejoras en el Estado del Control de Tabaco 2012:

Calificaciones Locales de California, son las ciudades de Compton, Baldwin Park y Pasadena. Estas ciudades aumentaron su calificación general a una A. El Condado de Santa Clara continúa siendo el poder político líder para implantar estrictas políticas de control del tabaco, “Estoy sumamente orgulloso del Condado de Santa Clara y de los pasos que hemos tomado para aumentar nuestra calificación,” dijo

Ken Yeager, Supervisor del Condado de Santa Clara. “Este año, quiero animar a los residentes y funcionarios públicos en toda California, ya sea que tengan una F o una A, a refrendar y ayudar a aprobar la propuesta de ley de California para la Investigación del Cáncer. Es lo más importante que podemos hacer para mejorar la calificación de California y proteger a nuestros hijos de los impactos devastadores del tabaco”.


JAN 27 - FEB 2, 2012

Major international study points to biological basis

Men at Higher Risk for 32 out of 35 Cancers Fremont, CA

While it is well established that men get cancer more than women, and sometimes at considerably higher rates, few scientists have examined why. In this week’s issue of the European Journal of Epidemiology, a group of American and Swedish researchers, including the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), present the results of a worldwide study that found that for 32 out of 35 cancers, men are at higher risk. For 14 cancers the risk among men is double that of women. And for five cancers — cancers of the larynx, hypopharynx (the part of the throat that connects to the esophagus), lip, urinary bladder and Kaposi sarcoma — men have more than four times the risk of women. “Differences this large are unusual,” says senior author and CPIC Research Scientist Dr. Ellen Chang of the

CPIC. “To give you a sense of how strong male gender is as a risk factor for many of these fourteen cancers, it’s about equivalent to having a first-degree family history of cancer. By quadrupling the risk of five cancers, being male is an exceptionally strong risk factor— it’s like having multiple first-degree relatives with cancer.” In the largest study to date of the gender gap in cancer, scientists from CPIC, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, analyzed almost 15 million cases (in no fewer than 60 countries) of 35 different types of cancer to understand how men and women differ with respect to cancer risk. The source of this information was the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The authors suggest that gender differences in cancer risk for some sites could be explained in part by different exposures to

environmental and behavioral factors such as smoking, occupation, and alcohol consumption, but that the majority of the gender gap probably results from key biological factors that differ between all males and females. After considering the consistency of the excess cancer risks across different countries and over time, and in view of known risk factors for each cancer type, the authors conclude that for many cancers, the gender gap is “entirely unexplained.” Therefore, the authors urge further research to understand the biological basis of these remarkable differences. “If we could find out what causes the male excess of cancer and somehow eliminate it, we could prevent roughly one-third of all cancer,” Chang said. “Simply being male is responsible for a huge percentage of our worldwide cancer burden.”

Chile Relleno Pie Recipe INGREDIENTS ¼ cup pancake mix 3 large eggs ½ teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup fat-free evaporated milk 1 cup Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend, shredded ½ cup canned fire-roasted whole Anaheim chiles, sliced length-wise PREPARATION Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine pancake mix, eggs, baking powder, butter and milk with a hand mixer or blender. Spray pie pan with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with ½ cup cheese. Pour egg mixture over cheese. Layer chiles over egg mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until firm in center.

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SERVINGS Serves 6

Carbohydrates, 7.3G
 Dietary Fiber, 2.7G

Nutritional Facts Calories, 179

Cholesterol, 136Mg

Fat, 12.6G 
 Saturated, 7G

*Per Serving

Protein, 8.7G

Sodium, 295Mg

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Healthy Ingredients May Be Key to Latino Paradox NewsUSA

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Latinos in the U.S. have a longer life expectancy than the nonLatino white population. Given lower average income and access to health care among Latinos, epidemiologists have proposed various theories to explain this puzzling statistic, dubbed the “Latino Paradox.” One popular theory points to healthy aspects of Latino culture, including the Latin Diet. A 2011 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology found the low mortality rates were partially attributable to fewer deaths from cigarette smoking -- Latinos are less likely to smoke, and if they do, they tend to smoke less. Another popular theory points to healthy aspects of Latino culture, including the Latin Diet. In “The Hot Latin Diet,” author Dr. Manny Alvarez says Latin cooking typically includes healthy “power” foods like tomatillos, cilantro and chili peppers. The capsaicin in chili peppers reduces inflammation. Inflammation aggravates common ailments like headaches and arthritis and has been associated with the development of deadly cancers and heart disease. “For fabulous flavors and good health, we recommend using the Latin American Diet Pyramid. Let traditional foods -- the old ways of your grandmother -- be your guide to well being,” said Sara Baer-Sinnott, president of Oldways, a nonprofit organization promoting healthy eating habits and creator of the Latin American Diet Pyramid. There are many new products that make cooking healthy Latin food easier. Chef LaLa, a cookbook author and certified nutrition-

ist, has just launched her new line of all-natural Mexican sauces and marinades. “Chef LaLa Homemade products are all about easy meal solutions with the healthy natural flavors and ingredients of the traditional Latin Diet,” says Chef LaLa. Get a taste of the nutritional power of Latin cuisine — with this recipe from www.cheflala.com:

Sopa Seca de Conchitas Ingredients • 3 cups Mini-shell pasta (eg. Barilla brand) 1.5 cups water 1 bottle Chef LaLa Homemade

Tomato–Serrano Red Sauce 1 tbsp minced cilantro ½ cup Crumbled cotija cheese (or more to taste) Equipment Electric rice cooker, 10 cup Preparation 1. Place pasta, water and Chef LaLa Homemade Tomato– Serrano Red Sauce into the bowl of an electric rice cooker, and stir to mix well. 2. Close cover and cook on the setting for white rice (should be cooked in about 45 minutes). Serve garnished with cilantro and cotija cheese (if you prefer a more melty cheese, try queso fresco or your cheese of choice).


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VIBRAS

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Horóscopo de Febrero Mario Jiménez El Observador

Aries Cómo has batallado en los últimos meses, y que vueltas ha dado la vida, y seguirán las vueltas de la rueda de la fortuna, pero esta vez te toca ganar. Habrás de recuperar posesiones que perdiste. El dinero comienza a fluir con facilidad. Tauro Lo más importante del mes será que tu salud será tocada por el espíritu de la sanación y verás ante tus ojos como se desvanecen problemas tuyos y también problemas de la familia. Júpiter en tu signo te trae una gran oportunidad de trabajo. Géminis Te espera mucho trabajo y esfuerzo, cosa que es una gran bendición en esos tiempos de crisis. Económicamente contarás con buenos ingresos y lograrás deshacerte de varias deudas. En el amor ve con cuidado. Cáncer Dejarás atrás el ayer, ahora vivirás el presente y en ese presente irán apareciendo Ángeles en tu camino, que no permitirán que nada malo te ocurra. Realizarás trámites y mucho papeleo en este mes. Te llegan buenas noticias.

Leo En el trabajo todo se mantendrá estable, se aconseja que seas muy prudente porque aparecerá un par de propuestas muy tentadoras, pero a la larga se pueden convertirse en un problema. Cree en tus corazonadas. Virgo Lo mejor es que durante este mes, no tomes decisiones que involucren cambios radicales. Aunque el cambio significa progreso para muchos, en tu caso no será así. Viajes y visitas a sitios que desconoces estarán en tu agenda. Libra Febrero trae independencia, buena salud y bienestar para ti, no obstante tendrás que mantener alto el positivismo que te caracteriza porque ocurrirán situaciones caóticas a tu alrededor, pero al final siempre le encontrarás la solución a todo. Escorpio La buena energía que proyectes le servirá de inspiración a los demás. Por medio de sueños tendrás revelaciones que te alertarán acerca de grandes decisiones que habrás de tomar, la oportunidad que esperas pronto llegará.

Sagitario El amor es el sector que más será tocado en este mes. Finalmente te entregarás a otra persona y le encontrarás el sentido que quieres y que siempre has querido para tu vida. Piensa y medita antes de dar tus opiniones. Capricornio Deberás solucionar una situación que envuelve documentos, esto se resolverá con la cooperación de un amigo con el que siempre puedes contar. Es muy probable que decidas aislarte un poco. La relación de pareja mejora. Acuario Al fin acaba la racha de malos ratos y sufrimientos. La economía se mantendrá con altibajos, pero para ti siempre habrá cosecha. Este será un mes que siempre mantendrás en tu banco de memorias, porque algo realmente bueno te sucederá. Piscis Tendrás que lidiar con gente difícil, almitas desubicadas y poco evolucionadas, no permitas que te afecten con sus bochornos. El sector más beneficiado en tu vida durante Febrero, será el trabajo. ¡Espera una sorpresa!


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Chronicle

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Andrew, Matt, and Steve are recognizable teens, each with a distinctive personality and each facing relatable challenges that come with being in high school, forming new friendships, and exploring new facets of their ever-changing lives. They’re imperfect, awkward, and a little reckless. Like so many of us, they’re obsessed with chronicling their lives, however mundane – or in their case, however extraordinary. For Andrew, Matt and Steve have stumbled upon something beyond their – or anyone’s – understanding. Their discovery leads them to acquire powerful telekinetic abilities; in graphic novel parlance, they have superpowers. They’re now capable of, well, almost anything. They can move objects just by thinking about them, crush cars through force of will. They learn to fly…the

Andrew (Dane DeHaan) succumbs to his darker nature as his telekinetic powers become stronger. Photo: Alan Markfield. ultimate wish fulfillment. It’s a superhero movie that’s not really a superhero movie. It’s thrilling, yet relatable; rich with creatively conceived and executed camera work and visual effects, but grounded in reality. So, what would you do if you suddenly obtained abilities beyond compre-

hension? Would you don a special suit, fly off, and battle evildoers? If you were a teenager, the likely response would be: hell, no. You’d have a blast with them, pull elaborate pranks, and maybe exact revenge on those who’ve wronged you. Maybe those powers would amplify your less noble qualities. Or worse.

Man On A Ledge When former NYPD officer-turned-prison escapee Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington, Avatar) enters the famed Roosevelt Hotel on 45th & Madison in New York City, heads to one of the highest floor and steps out onto the ledge, he threatens more than just his own well-being. A whole city is about to seize up, including some very nervous people with some very big secrets. Ex-cop Cassidy ‘s heartstopping decision to stand on the ledge of a high-rise building creates not only a media firestorm, but a delicate situation for hardliving New York Police Department negotiator Lydia Spencer, who tries to talk him down while dealing with a departmental rival who believes she has a conflict of interest. But the longer Lydia spends trying to get to the root of Cassidy’s predicament, the

Now playing in theaters everwhere. more she realizes he could have an ulterior objective. As more pieces of the puzzle are revealed over the course of Cassidy’s bold

stunt, suddenly the story of one disgraced cop trying to prove his innocence becomes something decidedly more eye-opening.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560503 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, 2 EN, 4102 Hamilton Park Dr. San Jose, CA 95130, Santa Clara Co. James Vuong, 4102 Hamilton Park Dr., San Jose, CA 95130, Ly G. Do., 1817 Poust Road, Modesto, CA 95358. This business is conducted by husband and wife, registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) James Vuong Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/24/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560484 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Liberty Tax Service #6341, 711 E. El Camino Real, Mt. View, CA 94040, Santa Clara Co. Ana Gonzales, 307 E. El Camino Real, Mt. View, CA 94040. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/24/2012. “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.) Ana Gonzales Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/24/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560378 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Orange Tree, 3300 Cherry Ave, San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Joontack Lee, 3300 Cherry Ave., San Jose, CA 95118. 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.) Joontack Lee Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/23/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560368 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Quick Delivery Networks, 1018 Pacific Ave, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Victor Napan, 1018 Pacific Ave., San Jose, CA 95126. 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.) Victor Napan Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/20/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560281 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, J and L Auto Center, 1415 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara Co. Sapientia Corp., 1415 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/01/2011. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sapientia Corp. Edgar Lujano/President Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/19/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560176 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Janitorial Board of Certification, 671 Aldo Ave #16, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara Co. Corey Gabrielson, 580 N First St. #102, San Jose, CA 95110, Robert Chung, 671 Aldo Ave #16, Santa Clara, CA 95054. This business is conducted by a limited partnership, registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon . “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Robert Chung Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/17/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV217349 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Librado Hernandez Garcia, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Librado Hernandez Garcia, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Librado

Hernandez Garcia to Gabriela Hernandez Garcia. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/20/12 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. Jan. 24, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV217482 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kathleen Rita Doyle, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kathleen Rita Doyle, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kathleen Rita Doyle to Kate Erin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/20/12 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. Jan. 26, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV217231 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Stefanie Berrelez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Stefanie Berrelez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Stefanie Berrelez to Stefanie Kyle Marshall. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/13/12 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. Jan. 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV217127 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rashid Shirmohammadi and Arezou Ravazi, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Rashid Shirmohammadi and Arezou Razavi, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rashid Shimohammadi aka Ray Shin to Ray Shir b. Samira Shirmohammadi to Samira Shir c. Sourena Shimohammadi to Sourena Shir. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/13/12 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. Jan. 20, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV217034 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alice Betkolia, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Alice Betkolia, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alice Betkolia to Alice Vartanian. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/06/12 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. Jan. 19, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV216888 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Liza Safdari, & Samim R. Safdari,, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Liza Safdai and Samim R. Safdari have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Liza Safdari to Safa Muhammad Al-Jailani b. Samim Romero Safdari and Abdallah Muhammad Haddad c. Mikail Tamim Safdari to Muhammad Shuaib Al-Jailani. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/06/12 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. Jan. 18, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV216739 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nickolas Paul Soto, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Nickolas Paul Soto, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nickolas Paul Soto to Nickolas Sato. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 02/28/12 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. Jan. 13, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): Rene Isidoro Villalobos You are being sued. Lo están demandado. Petitioner’s name is: Nombre del demandante: Margarita Bustamante Case Number (Número de caso): 611FL 005756 You have 30 CALENDER DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL120 or FL 123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE; The restraining orders on Page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO; Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la

corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutención, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a petición de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Sunnyvale Superior Court, 605 West El Camino Real Sunnyvale, CA 94087 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Margarita Bustamante 342 Los Padres Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95050 David H Yamasaki, Chief Executive Officer/Clerk Date (Fecha) March 11,, 2011 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) C. Sprugasci, Deputy (Asistente) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza a. as an individual. (a usted como individuo) WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However you may use community property, quasi-community property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su cónyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1. Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte.

2. Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, tal como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3. Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasi comunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte, con excepción las operaciones realizadas en el curso normal de actividades o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4. Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte el destino de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte. Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasi comunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. Published. Jan. 27; Feb. 03, 10, 17, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560132 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Prospero Leadership, 698 N Santa Cruz Ave #9, Los Gatos, CA 95030, Santa Clara Co. Julia Sullivan, 698 N Santa Clara Ave., #9, Los Gatos, CA 95030,. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/17/11. “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.) Julia A. Sullivan Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560129 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Latino Action Forum, Latina Vida, 698 N. Santa Cruz Ave. # 9, Los Gatos, CA 95030, Santa Clara Co. Julia Sullivan, 698 N Santa Clara Ave., #9, Los Gatos, CA 95030,. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/13/12. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Julia A. Sullivan Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560069 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Asian Auto Clinic, 422 Robert Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Godofredo Lingaolingao, 2981 Glen Alden Ct., San Jose, CA 95148. 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.) Godofredo Lingaolingao Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/12/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560008 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, life:simplified, 2300 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara Co. Lisa C. Young Hallenbeck, 2300 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301. 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.) Lisa C. Young Hallenbeck Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/11/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559342 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Lang’s Piano Studio, 1014 S. De Anza Blvd. apt. 106, San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. Lang Shanshan, 378 Van Buren Ave. Apt 109, Oakland, CA 94610. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 07/22/2011. “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.)

Shanshan Lang Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/22/11. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV216919 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Cristina Zaldivar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Maria Cristina Saldivar, filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maria Cristina Zaldivar to Maria Cristina Pucci. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 03/06/12 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. Jan. 18, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV216897 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maritza Guizar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Maritza Guizar, filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Corine Marie Mendoza to Corine Marie Guizar. 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 3/06/12 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. Jan. 18, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV216806 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Trisha Leigh Powers, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Trisha Leigh Powers, filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trisha Leigh Powers to Trisha Leigh Keiser. 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 2/28/12 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. Jan. 17, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV216608 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sonu Iqbal, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sonu Iqbal, filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sonu Iqbal to Sonu Pillai. 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 2/28/12 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. Jan. 12, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV216590 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Fabian Gonzalez-ERA, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Fabian Gonzalez-ERA, filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Moises Adrian Gonzalez Corona to Moises Adrian Gonzalez. 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 2/28/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

JAN 27 - FEB 2, 2012 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. Jan. 12, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 20, 27; Feb. 03, 10, 2012. STATEMENT OF ABA DONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 559477 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office. Granergy, 6599 Boulder Mountain Way, San Jose, CA 95120. Filed in Santa Clara County on 09/26/2007 under file no. 500106. Paul Fu, 6599 Boulder Mountain Way, San Jose, CA 95120, Grant Yang, 10281 Torre Ave Unit 803, Cupertino, CA 95014. This business was conducted by a general partnership. 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.) Grant Yang Jan. 20, 27; Feb., 03, 2012 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 012/28/11. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560042 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Skillet Creek Weapon Systems, 2600 Bridle Path Drive, Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. Louie John Pereira, 2600 Bridle Path Drive, Gilroy, CA 95020. 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.) Louie John Pereira Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/11/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559247 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Envios America ll, Inc., 2162 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Envios America ll, Inc., 2162 Story Road, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Envios America II, Inc. Yeni Salazar-Martinez Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/20/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV216516 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Adham Zooby & Fida Ameereh, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Adham Zooby & Fida Ameereh, filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kareem Adham Zubi to Zachary KareemAdham Zooby. 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 2/28/12 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. Jan. 11, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV216542 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Imelda Quezada, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Imelda Quezada, filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Imelda Quezada to Imelda Plancarte Cuevas. 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 2/28/12 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. Jan. 12, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court

Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560009 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Commutication, Commuticate, 14520 Miranda Road, Los Altos, CA 94022, Santa Clara Co. SG Labs LLC., 14520 Miranda Road, Los Altos, CA 94022. This business is conducted by a limited liability company, 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.) SG Labs LLC. Andrew Grewal Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/11/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559925 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Estilo Único Beauty Salon, 1167 S. White Rd., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Gabriela T. Gomez, 3055 Edenbank Dr., San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 04/16/1996. “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.) Gabriela T. Gomez Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/10/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559918 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, JK Satellite, 252 Martinvale Lane, San Jose, CA 95119, Santa Clara Co. Jose Kou, 252 Martinvale Lane, San Jose, CA 95119. 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.) Jose Kou Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/10/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT| NO. 559886 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Carlos Auto Body, 701 Kings Row #69E, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Juan Carlos Velazquez Ortiz, 553 Balance Drive, San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 8/01/11. “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.) Juan Carlos Velasquez Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/09/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559781 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Roman Enterprises, 2151 Oakland Road #319, San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Andres Roman, 2151 Oakland Road # 319, San Jose, CA 95131, Maria Ana Hernandez, 2131 Oakland Road #319, San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by husband and wife, registrant have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Andres Roman Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/06/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559723 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, U-Health Acupuncture, 2375 Zanker Road, Ste 200, San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Ching Hua Cheng, 111 Montebello Ave. #B112, Mountain View, CA 94043. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/04/2012. “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.) Ching Hua Cheng Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/04/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 559628 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Chef Ma, 1600 S. De Anza Blvd., Suite 30, San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. Jing Yang, 1359 Kingfisher Way #1, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious


JAN 27 - FEB 2, 2012 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.) Jing Yang Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/12. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV215175 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cuong V. Quang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Cuong V. Quang, filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cuong V. Quang aka Cuong Vi Quang to Kenny Quang. 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 2/28/12 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. Jan. 11, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 03, 2012. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV213451 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Joanna Demetriou, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds

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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.

LEGAL/CLASSIFIEDS 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

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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: 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.


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SPORTS

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Se juntan anécdotas e historia de 50 años con jugadores UNAM

México, (Notimex).- El tiempo se detuvo en el Estadio Olímpico Universitario. Once jugadores integrantes del equipo Universidad que logró el ascenso a la Primera División del futbol mexicano en 1962 se reunieron en el histórico inmueble al sur de esta capital.

rá Pumas este domingo 29 contra Chivas de Guadalajara en el Estadio Olímpico Universitario, en duelo por la fecha cuatro el Campeonato Clausura 2012.

El goleador Lorenzo García, Guillermo Vázquez Mejía, Alfredo Zenteno, José Antonio “Espátula” Rodríguez, Alfredo Echávarri, José Carlos Gutiérrez, Manuel Rodríguez, Antonio Sámano, Jorge Gaitán, Edmundo Pérez, Homero Villar y Miguel Angel Rodríguez se volvieron a juntar para recordar su histórico ascenso.

El delantero Lorenzo García González recordó que llegó a probarse al equipo, pero sin uniforme, el director técnico Octavio Vial le dijo que pidiera prestado uno, mostró su capacidad futbolística en la prueba y se quedó en el club universitario.

Sus cabezas pintan canas, sus rostros arrugados no ocultan el paso del tiempo, al cumplirse medio siglo que un grupo de estudiantes de la máxima casa de estudios integraron el equipo Universidad en la Segunda División y que en 1962 subieron al máximo circuito. Los hoy profesionistas egresados de las aulas de la UNAM vistieron otra vez el jersey que utilizaron hace cinco décadas, en una edición especial que vesti-

La playera retro es color oro con vivos azules en cuello y mangas y en el lado izquierdo del pecho la letra “U”.

“Mi primer gol fue al Zamora y el ascenso lo conseguimos al golear 5-1 al Cataluña y fui paseado en hombros en este hermoso Estadio Universitario”, recordó Lorenzo mientras señalaba el campo y las tribunas del inmueble. Acerca del juego de este domingo contra Chivas, el mediocampista Alfredo Echávarri recordó una anécdota ante el “Rebaño Sagrado”: “Jugamos en el Estadio Jalisco contra el Guadalajara, que era un equipazo con el `Tubo´ Gómez, Héctor Hernán-

dez, Ponce, Sepúlveda, `Chava´ Reyes y Valdivia”. Recordó que “en el primer tiempo nos pusimos en ventaja 2-0, yo anoté el primer gol, pero en el segundo tiempo la presión del público influyó y perdimos 3-2, el estadio era una como una olla express y ahí sentí la presión de los aficonados”. El mediocampista José Antonio “Espátula” Rodríguez mencionó que en el primer año en la Primera División estuvieron cerca de regresar a la Segunda, pero la directiva realizó un gran cambio con la contratación del entrenador Renato Cesarini en lugar de Vial. “Cesarini es, para mí, el mejor técnico del mundo, que llegó sin conocer el futbol mexicano y logramos permanecer en Primera División al terminar en penúltimo lugar. Los cuatro refuerzos brasileños que contrataron no funcionaron, pero salvamos el descenso”. El “Espátula” dio mérito a la formación de fuerzas básicas en la UNAM, que permitió que surgieran jugadores como Enrique Borja, Luis Regueiro, José Luis González, Aarón Padilla y en la historia ha

dado el mayor número de jugadores a la selección mexicana y otros clubes. El delantero Guillermo Vázquez Mejía, padre del actual director técnico de Pumas, del mismo nombre, señaló, en este sentido, que de los torneos Interfacultades surgieron grandes futbolistas, que después fueron contratados por América y otros clubes. El atacante Jorge Gaitán consideró, por su parte, que los jugadores requieren de mayor tiempo para madurar antes de ser contratados en Europa, “la directiva debe esperar para vender a los futbolistas”. Recordó que “cuando Hugo Sánchez quería emigrar a España, el ingeniero Aguilar le dijo que se esperara un año para que fuera campeón en México y así fue, para después firmar con Atlético de Madrid”. Los recuerdos, como películas, pasaron por la mente de los ex jugadores universitarios que lograron la hazaña de ascender a la UNAM al máximo circuito del futbol mexicano y cincuenta años después, el equipo de la Universidad está con-

Nuevo jersey conmemorativo de Pumas. Foto de: www.comonotevoyaquerer.com.mx. siderado entre los cuatro principales de México.

con las letras “Universidad” en una placa dorada.

El presidente del patronato, Víctor Mahbub, se tomó la fotografía con los históricos ex jugadores y con los actuales elementos del club auriazul sobre el césped del Estadio Olímpico Unversitario, casa del equipo del Pedregal, con el trofeo en forma de copa sobre una base de madera

Los jugadores que lograron el ascenso y que ya fallecieron son José Luis Ledesma, Gustavo Cuenca, José Ruiz y Manuel Garza. Gooooyaaaaaa, Goooooyaaaaa !Universidad! Felicidades por su 50 aniversario en la Primera División del balompié “azteca”.

Nadal elimina a Federer y disputará su segunda final en Australia Melbourne, (Notimex).El tenista español Rafael Nadal clasificó a su segunda final del Abierto de Australia tras imponerse al suizo Roger Federer, quien pese a tomar ventaja fue superado y vio frustrado su sueño de alcanzar su quinto título aquí.

Rafael Nadal califica a su seganda final del Abierto de Australia.

Nadal, segundo favorito en Melbourne Park, tuvo un inicio complicado, pero a partir de la segunda manga mejoró para imponerse por parciales de 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 7-6 (7/5) y 6-4, quedarse con el boleto a la final y ampliar a 18-9 su ré-

cord personal ante el suizo. Federer arrancó con una ventaja 3-0, misma que le permitió jugar con tranquilidad los primeros minutos, pero el mallorquín reaccionó y tras igualar 4-4 obligó a la “muerte súbita”, donde el primero estuvo más fino y se apuntó la primera manga en 56 minutos. El número dos del mundo, quien arrancó el torneo entre dudas debido a una molestia en la rodilla, respondió a un “break” de Federer en el inicio del segundo parcial y en el sexto “game”

logró otro para el 4-2 que lo encaminó al triunfo, minutos después del parón para apreciar los fuegos artificiales por el “Día de Australia”. El “Expreso suizo” volvió a desaprovechar una rotura de servicio y llegaron nuevamente a la “muerte súbita” en el tercer set, donde el español tomó una ventaja 6-1, y aunque Federer se acercó luego de cuatro puntos en fila, el ibérico sentenció con su saque para el 7-5. Para la cuarta manga Nadal desaprovechó algunas opciones de quiebre y

sólo concretó una de cinco, suficiente para adelantarse y dejar en el camino a Federer, quien tendrá que esperar para conseguir su grande número 17. Por su parte, Nadal, de 25 años de edad y que terminó emocionado tras su importante victoria, luchará en busca del undécimo Grand Slam de su carrera cuando enfrente al vencedor del choque entre el serbio Novak Djokovic (1) y el británico Andy Murray (4).


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TECHNOLOGY

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Tips to simplify your tech life dresses and passwords just once - when you enter them into the tool. After that, you’ll be able to easily check all your email accounts from.

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Technology is wonderful - when it is simple and works. Anyone who’s ever had to run both a PC and a Mac in order to be able to use the applications they need understands that the technology we depend upon to make our lives easier can sometimes complicate things. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways - some lowtech, others leading-edge - to simplify your tech life. • More than half of us use both a Mac and PC, either at home or work, according to a recent survey by Lab42. If given their choice, 53 percent of us would prefer to use a Mac that also runs Windows PC applications without rebooting for work, the survey revealed. Getting Windows applications to work on a Mac used to be a complicated, technically arduous process. Many users got around the issue by running a PC and Mac side by side. Today products like Parallels Desktop 7 for Mac simplify the task. The software enables users to run Windows and Mac applications side-byside on their Macs without rebooting, thereby eliminating the need for two computers. Parallels will even move your entire PC onto your Mac so you can keep your software investments and enjoy everything you need on one computer. A free trial of Parallels Desktop for Mac

• Speaking of passwords, how often have you tried to access an online account only to realize you couldn’t

Managing multiple email accounts can be easy if you use a desktop email client like Microsoft Outlook. is available for download at www.parallels.com/desktop. • For many of us, functioning without our smartphones and mobile apps would be impossible. Apps that stream up-to-date news and weather information can be handy, but the rock stars of today’s apps are ones that make our communications, shopping and financial transactions even easier. You can download apps that let you block unwanted calls, connect to Facebook and Twitter, shop at Amazon, and access your bank or brokerage to view balances, deposit checks or trade stocks. • Sure you wouldn’t dream of traveling without your laptop, but isn’t it great to know if you don’t want to carry a computer that you actually don’t have to in order to use it? It’s no longer necessary to tote around a Mac or PC

to capture all your communications and any changes you need to make to files that normally live on your desktop at home or work. Remote access software allows you to connect to and work off of your Mac or PC at home or work as if you were actually there using it. For example, Parallels Mobile for iPad and iPhone lets you remotely access and run all of your Mac and Windows files and applications on your Macs when you’re on the go. • Most of us have multiple email accounts, from ones we use only for work to personal accounts associated with the various social media we use. Managing multiple email accounts can be easy if you use a desktop email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird which can do the task for you. You’ll need to remember your email ad-

Paper or Plastic — How About Neither? NewsUSA

Increasingly, both by personal choice and by law, consumers use reusable grocery bags. California Innovations has leveraged their knowledge of insulated technology to develop a quality line of durable, reusable grocery totes. Their 45 Can Freezer Tote features high-density thermal insulation plus Therma-Flect Radiant Barrier, so groceries stay cold for hours. The interior is easy

to wipe clean and has Microban, which helps protect the lining from bacteria that cause odors and stains. All of these grocery totes carry the Ultra Safe designation, which means that the interior of the bags is PVC free and lead and phthalate safe. California Innovations’ innovative grocery totes help protect the environment because they can be used over and over -- unlike both paper and plastic bags, which

are often used once and discarded. Aside from the environmental benefits, reusable tote bags are far more durable, carry more groceries. Practical, environmentally friendly and insulated to keep food cold -- seems like an easy choice for consumers. To see more reusable grocery bags, coolers and lunch bags, go to www. californiainnovations.com.

remember the password? Yet you’ve also heard that it’s not a great idea to keep passwords written down anywhere. Password managers can solve the problem. The software stores your passwords and automatically places them in the appro-

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priate field when you need them. The manager is protected by a single, powerful password and many tools can now be used from your smartphone. Even better some very good ones such as LastPass 1.72 are completely free to download and use.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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Alejandra Guzmán y Moderatto Celebra Edith Márquez con serie formaran parte de “Pepsi Musica de conciertos 39 años de vida Super Bowl Fan Jam” México,

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Indianapolis, IN

La actriz y cantante mexicana Edith Márquez, quien promociona su más reciente álbum “Amar no es suficiente”, celebrará este viernes su cumpleaños 39, en el marco de una serie de conciertos, tras recibir diversos reconocimientos por su álbum.

La cantautora ganadora del Latin GRAMMY Alejandra Guzmán, también conocida como La Reina del Rock, traerá su vibra rocanrolera a Indianápolis junto a la banda de rock mexicana Moderatto, para presentarse en el “Pepsi Música Super Bowl Fan Jam” que tendrá lugar en esa ciudad el próximo 1 de Febrero en el Centro de Convenciones de Indiana, hogar del “NFL Experience”. El concierto, en el cual también participarán los artistas latinos Don Omar y Larry Hernández, arrancará la serie de presentaciones del Super Bowl seguido por el “Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam” el Jueves 2 de febrero y el especial de sábado a la noche “CMT Crossroads Super Bowl Saturday Night Special”, programado para el sábado 4 de febrero. Ambos conciertos tendrán lugar en el Pepsi Coliseum del Indiana State Fair Grounds. Alejandra Guzmán continúa cosechando éxitos tras la celebración de sus dos décadas de carrera artística el pasado año con el

Luego de que a finales de octubre pasado lanzó dicha producción, de la que tan sólo un mes después recibió Disco de Oro por 50 mil copias vendidas, Márquez presentó su CD en enero de este año en Estados Unidos, donde se dio a conocer que será nombrada ‘Reina de la Comunidad Gay’ en el sur de California.

Alejandra Guzman y Moderatto. lanzamiento de la exitosa producción en vivo Alejandra Guzmán: 20 Años de Éxitos en Vivo con Moderatto. En el 2011 “La Reina del Rock” encabezó las listas de éxitos de Billboard en Estados Unidos con dos sencillos al mismo tiempo: “Día de Suerte” y “Tan solo tú” (Franco de Vita a dúo con Alejandra Guzmán), que obtuvo dos nominaciones al Latin GRAMMY el pasado año. El próximo mes de Fe-

brero, Alejandra Guzmán regresa a Estados Unidos junto a Moderatto con la segunda parte de su tour en este territorio que comenzó a finales del pasado año. Las fechas y ciudades serán anunciadas próximamente. El concierto “Pepsi Música Super Bowl Fan Jam” con la participación especial de Alejandra Guzmán y Moderatto se trasmitirá en Estados Unidos a través de la cadena Univision el Sábado, 4 de Febrero a las 7 p.m. EST.

Es vídeo “Stupid hoe”, de Nicky Minaj, de los más vistos en Internet Los Ángeles, Notimex

Tras cinco días de haber publicado el vídeo del tema “Stupid hoe”, la rapera Nicki Minaj posicionó su material como uno de los más vistos en un reconocido portal de Internet. Actualmente, “Stupid hoe”, perteneciente al material “Pink Friday: Romanr”, álbum que saldrá a la venta el próximo 3 de abril, registra más de 10 millones de visitas en YouTube, aproximadamente dos millones de visitas por día.

Nicky Minaj en su reciente video musical. El vídeo es dirigido por Hype Williams, quien recientemente trabajó con la cantante Lady Gaga y el grupo Coldplay. En el material, se puede ver a la cantante con exuberantes atuendos como

leotardos y minifaldas, además porta pelucas de color rosa, negro y rubio. Por otro lado, la cantante participará el próximo 5 de febrero en el medio tiempo del Superbowl.

La actriz será coronada por la Organización Bienestar, y además recibirá una distinción especial por parte de la oficina del alcalde de Los Ángeles, en fecha próxima. La cantante se presentará en diversas ciudades estadunidenses con “Amar

Edith Márquez cumple 39 años esta semana. no es suficiente”, el cual ya es Disco de Oro en México y se encuentra en los primeros lugares de popularidad. El 21 de julio de 2009, salió a la venta el octavo disco de estudio titulado “Duele”, se grabó en la Ciudad de México, contiene temas inéditos escritos por Natalia Jiménez de La Quinta Estación, Gloria Trevi, David Bisbal, Alejandro Fernández, Aleks Syntec, Fato,

Bruno Danza que trabajo con Edith en los dos primeros discos dándole los temas de “Mi error mi fantasía”, “Mírame” y “Mala Sangre”. En este 2012, la incansable artista mantiene su éxito en la música con la promoción de su reciente producción mediante diversas presentaciones, que la ubican el los primeros lugares de popularidad.

Tour de Zoé se une a los mas exitosos del 2011 Miami, FL

La banda de rock mexicana Zoé, continúa celebrando los éxitos frutos del lanzamiento de su producción discográfica del 2011 MTV Unplugged: Música de Fondo. La pasada semana la reconocida publicación Pollstar anunció el listado de las mayores giras del 2011, donde incluye a Zoé, en una lista encabezada por grandes súper estrellas como U2, Taylor Swift y Lady Gaga. Tras el lanzamiento de su álbum, Zoé embarcó en una de las giras más exitosas de su carrera con shows sold-out a lo largo de todo México, España, Latinoamérica y Estados Unidos; donde realizaron un tour de casi 30 ciudades durante el

Este año, Zoé se presentara en el Vive Latino. verano y una segunda gira en el otoño del 2011, esta vez acompañados del cantautor español Enrique Bunbury. Los shows de Zoé se han convertido en uno de eventos latinos más aclamados por la crítica en los últimos años. El lanzamiento de MTV Unplugged: Música de Fondo, ha llevado a Zoé a alcanzar un lugar distinguido en la industria de

la música, ganando dos premios Latin Grammy el pasado mes de noviembre como Mejor Álbum Alternativo y Mejor Canción Rock (“Labios Rotos”). Recientemente, Zoé lanzó en edición especial para sus fans el video en vivo de su sencillo “Bésame Mucho,” adaptación del gran clásico de la música hispana.


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