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COMMUNITY

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PG&E to Issue Bills in Spanish, Chinese Public Utilities Commission Approves Agreement Believed to Be First Ever San Francisco

The California Public Utilities Commission approved a settlement under which Pacific Gas and Electric (PG & E) will for the first time make bills available in Spanish or Chinese to customers who request them. The agreement between PG&E and The Utility Reform Network, the Division of Ratepayer Advocates, the Center for Accessible Technology and The Greenlining Institute includes several other provisions aimed at making utility bills clearer and more understandable. This is believed to be the first of its kind involving any U.S. investor-owned utility.

“This will help hundreds of thousands of PG&E customers better understand their bills and their gas and electricity usage, finally putting them on an equal footing with Englishspeaking customers,” said Greenlining Senior Legal Counsel Stephanie Chen. “According to U.S. Census data, one in five Californians speaks English less than well, and many have trouble understanding their utility bills as a result,” added Greenlining Legal Counsel Enrique Gallardo. “For many, that‘s finally going to change, and that is very good news.” Spanish and Chinese are

the top two non-English languages spoken in California. The revised bills are expected to start appearing in the second half of the year. PG&E has pledged to conduct targeted outreach into Spanish- and Chinese-speaking communities to let their consumer customers know this new option is coming, and how they can sign up. The full CPUC decision is: ht tp://docs.cpuc.ca .gov/ PUBLISHED/AGENDA_ DECISION/160458.htm. This decision is the outcome of advocacy efforts by The Greenlining Institute, a multi-ethnic public policy, research and advocacy institute.

MAR 16 - MAR 22, 2012

Girl Scouts Honored on their 100th Anniversary Sacramento

The California State Assembly passed a resolution by Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski (DFremont) to honor the Girl Scouts of the USA on its 100th anniversary. Wieckowski’s five sisters were all Girl Scouts while growing up in Fremont. His sister Joyce Steakley attended today’s ceremony, representing Service Unit 630 of Cupertino. Another sister, Carol Dreyer also attended today’s session. Pam Saltenberger, CEO of Girl Scouts, Heart of Central California and Deborah Holden, senior director, Girl Scouts of Northern California, appeared in the Assembly Gallery as Assembly Concurrent Resolution 108 was approved by voice vote. A group of Girl Scouts from around the state enjoyed cookies and refreshments in the Willie Brown Room of the Assembly following the vote. On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Lowe convened the first troop

meeting of Girl Scouts in the United States. “Since its founding, 50 million girls have participated in the Girl Scout movement during their childhood,” Wieckowski said. “As the brother of five Girl Scouts, I grew up with firsthand knowledge of how membership helps girls develop the courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.” There are currently 3.2 million Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts is the largest, longest running and most effective leadership program for girls in not only the United States, but the world. Sixtynine percent of the current women in the United States Senate and 65 percent of the women in the United States House of Representatives were Girl Scouts. The resolution says fifty-five percent of all women astronauts are former Girl Scouts and former Girl Scouts have flown in over one-third of all space shuttle missions.

Opportunity to Volunteer with the 
2012-2013 Civil Grand Jury The Santa Clara County Superior Court is seeking volunteers for a one-year term with the 2012-2013 Civil Grand Jury and the filing deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The Civil Grand Jury serves as the county’s investigatory body and may examine the operations of city and county government, special districts and school districts. The Grand Jury also has the authority to inspect adult and juvenile detention facilities in the county. During the one-year

term grand jurors will be expected to commit to 20-25 hours per week and frequently more contributing towards the efficiency and integrity of local government, affording citizens a unique volunteer opportunity and a great learning experience. Please contact Gloria Alicia Chacón, Court Manager, at (408) 882-2722, for further information or visit the Court website at www.scscourt.org (click on Civil Grand Jury) to learn more about the history and process of the Grand Jury.

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READ IT ONLINE @ WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM Santa Clara County still on top 10 list of unaffordable rent Once again, Santa Clara County was on the list of the Top 10 least unaffordable rent in the nation, according to Out of Reach. 53 percent of the renting population is unable to afford a typical two-bedroom apartment. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/category/local

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MAR 16 - MAR 22, 2012

¡Vamos a Gozar!

Date: March 24 Time: 7:00pm Location: Camera 3 Cinema 288 S. Second Street San Jose, CA 95113 Unity Day II Date: March 24 Time: 11:00am Location: Most Holy Trinity Church 2040 Nassau Drive. San Jose, CA 95122 Info: (408) 600-8412 Enrique_essj@hotmail.com

UC Berkeley chancellor resigns University of California Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau’s resignation marks a major victory for the student movement on public education. Advocates for the movement, who pressed for his resignation, are also asking that he drop charges filed against students for the November protest. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/ category/education Smart pet food choices The ingredient L-carnitine , can make a world of difference as ingredient in pet food. L-carnitine can help optimize blood flow and helps pet create more antioxidants.Read more online at: www.el-observador. com/category/health US Hispanic Media Inc. se convierte en el accionista mayoritario de impreMedia impreMedia es la impresa en primer lugar para noticias y información de los hispanos. Con este acuerdo, impreMedia puede acelerar su transformación a una robusta empresa multimedios. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/business Marzo es el mes nacional de la nutricion Las dietas de muchos americanos no son saludable. El sitio, HealthNet creo un programa llamada, “Decision Power” para ayudar la gente que se quiere cambiar su dieta. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www. el-observador.com/category/health Satélites Mexicanos anuncio construcción de un nuevo satélite Satélites Mexicanos con Boeing Satéllite Systems International y SpaceX van a construir un satélite de comunicaciones para servir clientes en América Latina. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/business

FREE BOX Annual Citizenship Day March 17 • 8:00am-3:00pm Location: Center for Employment Training 701 Vine St. San Jose, CA 95110 (408) 534-5451

Free Heart Screening for Children Date & time: by appointment Valley Medical Center or family’s home www.infant-heart.com (408) 885-4415

The Health Care Movie March 23 • 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: San Jose Peace and Justice Center 48 S. 7th Street San Jose, CA 95112 Documentary showing of the health care systems in the United States and Canada.

Tattoo Removal the city helps youth remove tattoo, between 14 and 25 years of age 1694 Adrian Way San Jose, CA 95122 (408) 794-1660

Day of Free Legal Advice for Citizenship and Immigration March 25 • 2:00pm-6:00pm Location: Our Lady of Assumption Church, Pajaro 100 Salinas Rd. Watsonville, CA Free Health Fair April 28 • 10:00am-2:00pm Location: Andrew Hill High School, 3200 Senter Road San Jose, CA (408) 977-1275 Free Tax Services Mondays • 1:30pm-5:30pm Seven Trees Community Center, 3590 Cas Dr. San Jose,CA 95111

Skills to Succeed free supportive services to female ex-offenders (jail or prison) 408-213-0961 ext. 26 Need Food? 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.

Wednesday, Mar 21 8:00 pm• Tickets: $12• 408-280-7475 Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre • 62 S. Second St. Big Al’s Big Ass Comedy Show originated in The Bay Area, is produced by the likeably funny Big Al Gonzales, and features the best in Latino/Alternative comedy.

Photo Exhibition by Tony Grant Date: February 17 – April 1 Location: Mohr Gallery Community School of Music & Arts 230 San Antonio Circle Mountain View, CA Info: free (650) 917-6800 ex.t 306 www.arts4all.org Sustianable Vegetable Gardening Date: Tuesdays starting Feb. 28 Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: Guadalupe River Park and Gardens Visitor and Education Center 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA 95112 Info: 408-298-7657 Our Lady of Refuge Mass Schedule Time: 8:00am Vietnamese 10:00am Spanish Noon English Date: Beginning February 26 Location: 2165 Lucretia Ave. San Jose, CA 95122 Caregivers Count Conference Date:March 17 Time: 9:00am-3:30pm Location: Sunnyvale Senior Center 550 E. Remington Sunnyvale, CA Info: www.agingservicescollaborative.com 408-559-5589 Voces del Desierto Date: March 16-18 Time: March 16 and 17 8:00pm March 18 2:00pm

Location: MACLA 510 South First Street San Jose, 95113 Info: 408-998-ARTE Purchase Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com Great American Litter Pickup Date:March 17 Time: 8:30am-11:30am Location Various locations in San Jose Info: Call for a location near you 408-227-3208 Copacabana: A Gala Benefit Date: March 17 Time: 5:30pm-Midnight Location: Crowne Plaze Hotel 4290 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA Price: $275 per person Info: Proceeds support art education. www.artsforall.org 650-917-6866 Traditional Irish Dinner Party Date:March 17 Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm Location: St. Julie’s Drive 366 St. Julie Drive South San Jose, CA Tickets: Adults-$15 Kids-$5 Senior-$10 RSVPhttp://stanandholly.us/StPaddyJFI/Party.html Emily Wagner Book Reading and Signing Date: March 18 Time: 11:30am Location: Story Time Kepler’s Books 1010 El Camino Real #100 Menlo Park, CA 94025

San Jose Silicon Valley Genuine Networking Association Women’s Mastery Meetup Date:March 20 Time: 11:00am-1:00pm Location: Mexico Lindo Restaurant 1415 Foxworthy Avenue San Jose CA, 95118 Info: The GNA helps empower Northern California women on all lifestyle aspects. Westfield Family Fun Days Date: March 21 Time: 10:00am Location: Westfield Oakridge Sears Court 925 Blossom Hill Road San Jose, CA 95123 Info: 408-578-2912 State of Women & Girls in Santa Clara County Date: March 23 Time: 9:00am Location: Board Chambers County Government Center 70 W. Hedding Street San Jose Info: Event is free but RSVP is required. www.owp2012.eventbrite.com The Spirtual Peace Walk Date: March 24 Time: 8:00am-3:00pm Location: Walk begins at Mi Pueblo Parking Lot White and Story Road 12:00pm gathering at Biebrac Park Virginia Street Info: 209-509-7824 The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Trauma and the Body Workshop Date: March 25 Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm Location: Yoga Loft 321 Divisadero St. San Francisco, CA 94117 Info: larsonacupuncture@ gmail.com Autumn Gem Film Screening Date: March 28 Time: 6:30pm Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Library 150 E. San Fernando Street San Jose, CA 95112 Mexicanismo through Artists Eyes Date: Mar. 30- Sept. 23 Time: Tuesday- Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm Location: San Jose Museum of Art 110 S. Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 408-271-6840 Cesar Chavez Day of Service Date: March 31 Time: 9:00am - 2:30pm Location: Veggielution 647 S. King Rd. San Jose, CA 95116 Info: www.veggielution.org International Children’s Film Festival Date: April 21 Time: 11:00am-4:30pm Location: Children’s Discovery Museum San Jose 108 Woz Way San Jose, CA 95110 The Tech Museum After Hours Date: 1st Wednesday of the month Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm Location: The Tech Museum 201 S. Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 Info: Purchase tickets 408-294-8324

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LET’S TALK ABOUT JOBS:

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR

The Associated Press report of March 9, 2012 was “Obama: Jobs Report a Sign Economy on Rebound.” The new monthly jobs report — a barometer of the economy, an important factor in the coming presidential race, showed employers created 227,000 jobs in February. The unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent. President Obama cautioned that too many Americans are still long for work.

ly I was interviewed by Damian Trujuillo, NBC 11 TV producer of “Comunidad del Valle”. This NBC studio in the past had three cameramen and three ‘cable pullers’ working while an interview was being recorded. During this last interview, no cameramen nor cable pullers were evident. These six employees had been replaced by robotic camera pillars. What is the new paradigm? It is simply that America needs to redefine the objectives and purposes of corporations as business organizations. Capitalism is very effective in creating wealth and very large personal fortunes. It is not very effective in redistributing that wealth to those who need enough to be able to puchase the essentials of life.

The current focus on ‘JOBS’ is inadequate and will lead to an inability to provide for many now in need It could be that because of automation, robotics, and information technology, many of us will never have a job in the future. A new paradigm needs to be considered, analyzed and added to the public policy agenda. That paradigm will reveal it is possible for a few of us to produce what the rest of us need. As a consequence, the unemployment rate will remain high. This is already true for the food industry where it takes only two or three workers to produce the food products consumed by 100 persons. The U.S. Steel Corporation, Gary Works, which operated 14 blastfurnaces during World War II (1940’s), today operates two automated blast furnaces which produce more pigiron than did the 14 original units. It took 360,000 steel workers to operate those 14 blast furnaces. Today only 60,000 steel workers are needed to tend the two automated blast furnaces. One more example: Recent-

In addition to tax reform, the 1% vs 99% income disparity (the have’s and want more’s vs ‘have not’s and need something’), a public discussion is needed which addresses this challenge: “How do we create a socio-economic system which distributes the created wealth to unemployed consumers?” America became the world power it is today because of American consumers. Money became the license to perform, produce, and consume. Traditionally an individual became educated, informed and skilled in order to be able to earn a living ‘on the job’. Today those who are not employed have no way of earning the money enabling essential consumerism. Over time society developed Social Security, MedicCare/MediCal, food stamps, welfare programs, and altruistic tax credits to assist those who are unable to make a living. What do we have today? Unemployment benefits

are assigned to the unemployed for 99 weeks. Millions of former workers exist who have not had a job beyond 99 weeks. Many of these unemployed have lost their health care insurance formerly provided by employers. Having access to health care insurance at reasonable costs needs to be separated from ‘being employed’. The social safety net which exists today is a patchwork of many programs which are not fully coordinated and integrated. One needs to be very knowledgeable to access programs which meets specific current unemployment outcomes. The current focus on ‘JOBS’ is inadequate and will lead to an inability to provide for many now in need. Money, when defined as the license to perform, produce and consume, requires money ‘to circulate’. The current focus on ‘profits’ by corporate executives who stockpile profits (i.e.., money) offshore to avoid taxes, take that money out of economic circulation. A current challenge facing nations and their multi-national corporations is the creation of an international middle class of global residents who are provided the means and opportunity to be consumers. Simply addressed, “How is money redistributed according to need to all those who require some for their basic human needs?” Today’s society needs to find a way to put money into the hands of people. Today, the only wealth redistribution system is taxation which Republicans want to keep lowering to the benefit of those individuals who are ‘extremely influential and wealthy’. That approach has resulted in 13 million unemployed and 50 million without health care insurance. Therefore, we need to begin a discussion of a socioeconomic paradigm which provides for all of us. Let’s have elected officials and ‘wannabees’ discuss more than ‘JOBS’.

MAR 16 - MAR 22, 2012

Comprar o no comprar… Luisa Fernanda Montero La Red Hispana

Comprar o no comprar, ese es el dilema. Para muchos la idea de poseer una vivienda encarna el establecimiento de un estatus y cierta estabilidad económica. Sin embargo, muchas veces lo que podría ser un sueño hecho realidad, se convierte en una pesadilla sin salida. He visto como muchos emprenden una lucha sin cuartel por hacerse con la casa de sus sueños y a la postre terminan acorralados por cuotas impagables o pierden los ahorros de toda la vida acosados por los vaivenes del mercado. Incluso, muchos de los que han logrado mantenerse al día con los pagos, viven un vía crucis del que no pueden escapar porque su casa, vale mucho menos de lo que adeudan y así, no hay quien la compre. Así las cosas, y teniendo en cuenta que el mercado sigue vivo, y que la adquisición de vivienda sigue siendo la meta de muchos, es indispensable recordar que a la hora de comprar hay que pensarlo muy bien. No hace mucho le pregunté a un asesor de vi-

vienda que trabaja para el gobierno, cuando era el momento de comprar casa. Su respuesta fue sencilla: cuando esté segura de que puede con las cuotas. Cuando sepa que puede mantener sus ingresos mensuales por el tiempo que dure la hipoteca. Yo me pregunto cuantos de nosotros podemos responder afirmativamente a esa pregunta. Pero, también es cierto que no podemos vivir sin fe. Así que si está pensando en convertirse en propietario, lo mínimo que puede hacer es revisar concienzudamente su situación financiera y sus posibilidades a largo plazo. El Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano – HUD – por sus siglas en inglés recomienda para empezar, que se busque la asesoría de un experto avalado por el gobierno. Usted debe hacer un estudio concienzudo de sus ingresos mensuales, de su capacidad de crédito y de sus gastos mensuales. A la hora de tomar decisiones debe tener muy claro cuál será el pago inicial que es capaz de aportar y claro, cual será la taza de interés. Recuerde que una taza de

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interés que no sea fija puede incrementarse hasta exasperar sus bolsillos. Consulte. Piense. Para muchos es más beneficioso rentar que comprar. No olvide que al ser propietario todos los gastos de la casa serán su responsabilidad. ¿Cuánto tiempo desea vivir en la propiedad? Si sus planes no son al largo plazo o no está muy seguro, considérelo una vez más. Es muy posible que cuando decida vender, las condiciones del mercado no estén a su favor. Desconfíe de los tratos fáciles e inmediatos. Haga revisar la casa por un experto. Hay muchas viviendas que lucen perfectas pero que guardan en sus estructuras defectos irreparables que pueden dar al traste con sus ilusiones. Acuda a prestamistas acreditados, aprobados por el gobierno. No se deje estafar y estudie todas sus opciones a conciencia. Recuerde: ¡no todo lo que brilla es oro! Si después de seguir estos pasos rigurosamente y pensarlo con cabeza fría concluye que lo suyo es la compra y que quiere hacerse con su casa propia, adelante y buena suerte. Si no, tal vez este no sea su momento.

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MAR 16 - MAR 22, 2012

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HUD y la alianza nacional de justicia en la vivienda lanzan campaña para luchar contra discriminación en la vivienda

WASHINGTON

El Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los EE.UU. (HUD) y la Alianza Nacional de Equidad de Vivienda (NFHA) anunciaron hoy el lanzamiento de una nueva serie de anuncios de servicio público (PSA) para radio y medios impresos. Los anuncios están diseñados para educar a las personas y las familias sobre como reconocer y denunciar la discriminación en la vivienda por motivos de raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, estado familiar o discapacidad, incluida la discriminación en los préstamos hipotecarios debido a problemas relacionados con el embarazo y/o permiso del trabajo por maternidad o paternidad.
 La campaña incluye anuncios impresos en inglés, español y chino. Uno de los anuncios impresos

Los anuncios educa como reconocer y denunciar la discriminación en la vivienda por motivos de raza, color, sexo, religión, origen nacional, estado familiar o discapacidad, incluida la discriminación en los préstamos hipotecarios debido a problemas relacionados con el embarazo y/o permiso del trabajo por maternidad o paternidad.
 cuenta con un veterano que luchó para defender nuestra libertad, pero quien fue objeto de discriminación porque las unidades de vivienda no eran accesibles a las personas que utilizan sillas de ruedas. Un segundo anuncio muestra un tapete de entrada con la frase No Bienvenido, que está diseñado para captar la atención de los consumidores para que puedan identificar y denunciar posibles actos de discriminación en la vivienda. Otro anuncio presenta a una mujer embarazada quien calificó para una hipoteca, pero luego fue rechazada ilegalmente

para un préstamo porque do a informar a la gente por estaba bajo permiso del todo el país acerca de sus trabajo por maternidad.
 derechos y responsabilidades bajo la Ley de Vivienda Ya sea un veterano que Justa. Ahora es el momenes rechazado para un aparto de poner fin a la discritamento porque él está en minación en la vivienda.”
 una silla de ruedas o una madre que se le niega un “La Alianza Nacional préstamo porque está bajo de Equidad de Vivienda se permiso del trabajo por ma- enorgullece de trabajar con ternidad, la discriminación HUD para combatir la disen la vivienda no es acep- criminación en la vivienda a table en cualquiera forma, través de un conjunto creadijo John Trasviña, Secre- tivo de anuncios de servicio tario Adjunto de HUD, de público diseñados para eduVivienda Justa e Igualdad car a millones de personas de Oportunidades. “Estoy sobre sus derechos”, dijo encantado de que la Alian- Shanna L. Smith, presidenza Nacional de Equidad de te y directora ejecutiva de la Vivienda, en colaboración con HUD, nos está ayudan-

February Jobs Report 227,000

8.3%

Jobs added in February

Unemployment Rate

Richard Trumka AFL-CIO President

Our wounded economy continues to show positive signs of growth, but it will take some time before the benefits reach many middle-class and working poor families. In the face of so many headwinds, we need a far stronger commitment to robust policy action to create enough jobs to truly improve the lives of working people. We must reinforce the President’s efforts to revive an economy that works for the 99 percent, and we must block the destructive agenda of the 1 percent and their Republican political allies. Last month the economy added 227,000 jobs, continuing the positive trend of the past seventeen months. Continued job growth and a stabilized unemployment rate, now at 8.3 percent, pay tribute to the leadership of President Obama – especially in the face of the Republican leaders who stubbornly refuse to support job creation. Our

economy remains afflicted by long termunemployment, stagnant wages and a record high wealth gap. Our task of repairing the economy is only made more difficult by Republican misguided demands for austerity and further tax cuts for the one percent. Given the magnitude of the job losses experienced during this Great Recession coupled withg ongoing global economic weakness, we need bold solutions that are as big as the challenges being faced. President Obama has rightly warned that we cannot go back to a bubble and bust economy built on a pile of sand. We must instead build a sustainable and reliable economy built to last. By contrast, Congressional Republicans and GOP candidates running for President would have us repeat the mistakes that caused the financial crash of 2008 resulting in this Great Recession. Their austerity agenda concentrates wealth in the hands of a few and promises to further deepen the wealth divide along with smothering the economic recovery.

Alianza Nacional de Equidad de Vivienda. “El lugar donde vivimos determina tanto en la vida, incluyendo el acceso a una buena educación, salud y oportunidades de empleo. Es crítico que la gente de todo el país sepa sus derechos bajo la Ley de Vivienda Justa. “
 La campaña incluye dos series de anuncios de servicio público de radio, tanto en inglés como español. Los PSA representan a personas que han experimentado discriminación en la vivienda y alienta a quienes sospechan de discriminación

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a que informen a HUD, y promueven el objetivo de la Ley de Vivienda Justa de que todos los vecindarios incluyan a personas diversas. Los anuncios están disponibles en HUD. gov/fairhousing y www. nationalfairhousing.org. La Ley de Equidad de Vivienda prohíbe la discriminación en la vivienda por motivos de raza, color, religión, origen nacional, sexo, estado familiar o discapacidad.
 Los anuncios a alientan a los consumidores a llamar a 1-800-669-9777 o visitar www.HUD.gov/ fairhousing. Los anuncios serán distribuidos a los medios de comunicación a nivel nacional y estarán al aire en tiempo y espacio publicitario donado por los medios de comunicación.


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MAR 16 - MAR 22, 2012

Immigrant Janitors and VTA and FTA Seal the Deal for Community Leaders March BART Silicon Valley Against Alabama’s HB 56 San Jose, Calif.

On Anniversary of Historic Selma Marchers Call on the 1% to Demand End to Hate Laws

Union janitors marched through Walnut Creek against Alabama’s HB 65. Photo courtesy SEIU Union Service Workers West. Walnut Creek, CA

Over 500 union janitors marched through Walnut Creek with community and faith leaders to draw attention to the adverse economic impact of divisive anti-immigrant laws like Alabama’s HB 56. SEIU United Service Workers West marched in coordination with activists across California and the United States. The largely Latino immigrant janitors union’s rally, was one in a series of actions leading up to their contract expiring in April. “The haters are at it again in Alabama with HB 56,” noted Yesenia Sanchez. “But we as nation rejected hate before and prospered. We will reject hate again.” Yesenia is employed as a janitor by Able Building Maintenance, cleaning buildings owned by Sunset Development. In an unprecedented five day march this week, Latino and African-American civil rights and labor activists joined forces to call for the repeal of HB 56. Similar marches were held across California. In 2011, Alabama passed HB

56 limiting undocumented immigrants employment opportunities and their civil liberties. Several of the laws provisions have been temporarily blocked. Legal experts including the Southern Poverty Law Center worry that the laws allows too broad powers to detain people. Because of the fear this legal uncertainty creates, the University of Alabama concluded that the illconceived law would lessen the state’s economic output by as much as $11 billion. “Over the last generation the 1% has profited from fear felt by hard working immigrants. But that fear is holding us all back from a better life. Generations ago when the South finally turned its back on hate, the region’s debilitating mass poverty finally gave way to enduring prosperity.” noted SEIU Union Service Workers West President Mike Garcia. In 2012, 30,000 of USWW’s 40,000 members’ collective bargaining contracts are expiring, including office and tech janitors; security officers who help protect downtown high rises’ Hollywood Studio jani-

tors; San Francisco apartment workers; and LAX and SFO airport workers. On April 30th the contracts for janitors expire in Silicon Valley, the East Bay and the Sacramento region, in addition to those contracts covering janitors in Los Angeles and Orange County. The janitors and security officers work for contractors who clean the offices of real estate landlords and their corporate tenants. Over the last decade, the janitors and security officers who make up USWW have lifted their wages above poverty and gained health care benefits. Through the year, these workers will be marching with Occupy and the 99% Movement to continue to take on The 1%. Nationwide 250,000 property service workers united through SEIU will be renegotiating their contracts with the janitorial and security companies that employ them. Collective bargaining contracts for janitors are expiring in April in Chicago, in May in San Diego, in June in Seattle, Portland and Denver, and in July in San Francisco.

On March 12, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) received a $900 million grant commitment from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project. Over 300 people were in attendance to witness FTA Deputy Administrator Therese W. McMillan present the $900 million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) to VTA General Manager Michael T. Burns for signature. “I am thrilled to be here to announce the agreement for the $900 million to bring the BART system into Santa Clara County. This project will keep the region on track to grow smartly and sustainably. President Obama understands that even in austere times, building transportation for our nation is not a luxury but a necessity. Together, in the partnership that we are demonstrating today, we can put people back to work making an America built to last with a transportation system that is the envy of the world.” This represents the last and final step in sealing the funding “deal” and specifying the annual allocations ranging from $59-150 million over the next seven years. VTA also received its first $100 million allocation from the New Starts Funding Program. The FFGA is a multi-year contractual agreement that formally defines the project scope, cost and schedule, and establishes the terms of the federal financial assistance. Execution of the FFGA is the final step before construction on the 10-mile, two station BART extension can begin. The project will break ground on April 12, 2012. “We are here celebrating this milestone today not just because of the current elected officials but because

Elected officials were present during the “signing” ceremony. of generations of people who have worked so hard to get us to this moment,” said Congresswoman Lofgren. Since 2002, the FTA has worked closely with VTA to design a project that would meet the stringent criteria of the FTA New Starts funding program. In 2011, the Berryessa Extension Project achieved several significant milestones which included advancing into the Final Design phase of New Starts, receiving a funding recommendation in the FY2012 President’s Budget, and submitting final documentation for the $900 million federal funding grant. “A decade ago, I promised my constituents that I would not rest until this important project receives the federal funds that it deserves, and this grant agreement is a testament to the fortitude of our Silicon Valley communities and our local leaders,” said Congressman Honda. In November 2000, a package of transit improvements known as Measure A was overwhelmingly approved by a 70.3% majority vote, authorizing a 30-year, 1/2 cent sales tax to construct the largest infrastructure project in Silicon Valley. “In 2008, voters support was tested yet again with Measure B that would provide a source of revenue for operations and main-

tenance costs of the BART Extension. Although polling showed less than what was needed to pass the 1/8cent sales tax, we rolled up our sleeves and worked day and night to get the votes we needed,” said Silicon Valley Leadership Group President and CEO Carl Guardino. “This extraordinary effort resulted in two dedicated local revenue streams which were critical in garnering the state and federal financial assistance to complete the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension Project funding package. The unprecedented public works project provides a critical transit alternative to help relieve congested freeway corridors and will prepare Santa Clara County for future job and population growth expected in the next 25 years. “This kind of infrastructure investment is one that is required to ensure that Silicon Valley remain the innovation center of the world. The kind of investment makes it possible to build our economy, and makes it possible for companies to stay here and grow here,” said Mayor Chuck Reed. The cost of the project is approximately $2.3 billion, which includes $900 million in federal assistance, $251 million in state funding and $1.179 billion from Measure A sales tax.


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Participants celebrate court decision to block parts of HB 56 Washington, D.C

As civil rights leaders and advocates marched into Montgomery, Ala., last Friday, participants were overjoyed to learn that a federal appeals court had blocked two extreme provisions in Alabama’s anti-immigrant law, HB 56, which prevented individuals from entering into contracts with undocumented immigrants and banned state and local agencies from doing business with undocumented immigrants. National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is pleased that the courts took action against these egregious and downright dangerous provisions, heeding the calls of the thousands of people who marched last week and demanded an end to these discriminatory policies. “As news of the court decision trickled down the line of marchers, you could almost feel a jolt of energy reinvigorate the crowd as we entered Montgomery,” said Isabel Rubio, Executive Director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!), an NCLR Affiliate that is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the law. “These are among the harshest provisions in HB 56, designed to make it impossible for immigrants to go about their day-to-day lives, whether that means accessing essential utilities like power and water or accessing justice through the enforcement of contracts in court. Blocking these provisions is a huge win and sends a message to the rest of the country that the rights that we are marching for should not and cannot be denied to our communities.” Rubio, along with NCLR Board Chair Daniel Ortega, participated in a rally at the Montgomery Capitol last Friday to close out the week-long reenactment of the 1965 march. Channel-

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ing the original marchers whose struggles ultimately led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the participating civil rights groups are pushing back against the unjust voter ID laws and immigration laws, such as Alabama’s HB 56, that attempt to disenfranchise and discriminate against communities of color across the nation. “Voter suppression laws and profiling laws like HB 56 are not solutions, they are attempts to turn back the clock on civil rights,” said Ortega. “We can’t let that happen. Thanks to a lot of hard work and goodwill, we have been able to fight back against bigotry in Arizona. We intend to do the same in Alabama.” NCLR offers tremendous praise and gratitude to the thousands of civil rights organizations, leaders, and advocates who walked side by side throughout the week to demand an end to Alabama’s discriminatory laws. “In an extraordinary show of support from the African American community, immigration is one of the key focal points of this year’s commemoration of the historic Selma to Montgomery march,” said Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO, who helped open the march last Sunday. Murguía marched with Congressman John Lewis (D–Ga.), Ethel Kennedy and her daughter Kerry, Rev. Al Sharpton, Martin Luther King III, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and a host of other civil rights leaders on Sunday—commemorating the 47th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery march and Bloody Sunday. “The Black community knows as we do that anti-immigrant laws and voter ID laws are really an all-out assault on civil rights,” Murguía added.

Housekeepers Expose Hyatt’s Dirty Laundry

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March is Women’s History Month, which celebrates several milestones that women have accomplished in their quest for equality. But despite the many contributions that women have made to society, some are still treated like secondclass citizens in certain sectors of the workforce. In October of last year, sisters Martha and Lorena Reyes were fired from the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara after they’re objection to the posting of demeaning pictures of housekeepers in bikinis on a company bulletin board. “For me, the photo is very disrespectful and humiliating. First of all, they didn’t ask for our consent. Secondly, they never stopped to think how this photo would impact women,” Lorena said. “I was raised in a very humble household where I learned not to expose myself in the manner that Hyatt did.” On March 8, The Reyes sisters, who have a combine 30 years of work experience at the Hyatt, were joined by several supporters from across the Bay Area to speak out against Hyatt’s disrespect to women and their bodies in protests at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara and Grand Hyatt San Francisco. The highlight of the protest was the “Clothesline Project,” which is a collection of messages and stories of the struggles women face at work. “For me, the purpose is for all those who participated in the Women International Day to see and read all the injustice that goes on in Hyatt,” Lorena said “I hope that the ‘Clothesline Project’ touches people’s hearts and they can

Women picket and chant alongside clothesline at Hyatt Santa Clara. join us in our struggle, to end the injustice at Hyatt.” “The Clothesline Project is powerful because it gives visibility to the injuries, pain, and stress women go through,” Martha added. “We hope that the clothesline reminds all of Hyatt’s customers that there is a lot of injustice at Hyatt and we hope these customers honor the Boycott of all Hyatts across this country, until we win.” The Hyatt denied the Reyes sisters unemployment but they say they will continue fighting to get their jobs back. They are also seeking a public apology, and to make sure Hyatt learns not to disrespect women the way they were disrespected. They also hope the ‘Clothesline Project’ continues to grow and expose the injustices women experience. “We also want other women who experience injustice to know that they should not be afraid. We want women to come out

Martha Reyes speaks at IWD action at Hyatt Santa Clara. of the shadows and into the light to share their stories,” Martha said. “We want women to know that there are a lot of amazing people in our communities who will

stand with us until we win. We hope the clothing line travels across this country.” For more information visit www.hyatthurts.org.


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Nueva escuela intermedia inscribiendo para el próximo otoño Marilyn Pimentel

Una nueva escuela media chárter que se enfoca en clases pequeñas, aprendizaje activo, viajes al aire libre y meditación diaria, se está acercando al final de su primer año de operaciones y esta inscribiendo estudiantes para su segundo año. La Escuela Media Sunrise, la cual está en frente de la Escuela Preparatoria San José, sobre las calles Julián y 24, esta inscribiendo estudiantes que estarán entrando al sexto, séptimo y octavo grado. La escuela tiene entre 20 y 24 estudiantes en cada clase, y tiene alrededor de 80 estudiantes este año. El próximo año intenta tener 115 estudiantes y el tercer año, 140 estudiantes. La escuela no tiene la intención de crecer más. “Los años de la escuela intermedia son un tiempo particularmente vulnerable

en la vida de los niños,” dice Teresa Robinson, la directora fundadora. “Este es el tiempo cuando muchos estudiantes que asisten a una escuela intermedia grande empiezan a descarrilarse. Nosotros queremos asegurarnos de que nuestros estudiantes se desempeñen bien, académicamente y emocionalmente, y que ellos estén bien preparados para el camino hacia el colegio en la preparatoria.” “Es una escuela divertida,” dice Luis Martínez, un estudiante de sexto grado. “No hay tantos niños, así es que no es difícil hacer amigos, y los maestros son muy amigables. Las clases son pequeñas, así es que si no entiendes algo trabajaran contigo, de uno a uno.”

Viajes al aire libre, para que los estudiantes tengan una oportunidad de conectarse más con el mundo natural. Meditación diaria, para la relajación, enfoque mejorado, y reducir el estrés. “Ellos te enseñan mucho aquí,” dice Coraima Bolaños, otra estudiante del sexto grado, “y ellos te tratan de manera más flexible, ellos te dan advertencias. Es pequeña, y para mi yo pienso que es lo mejor. Otras escuelas tienen mucho drama.”

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La escuela recientemente comenzó un equipo de futbol soccer, y Robinson dijo que el próximo año ellos también tendrán un programa de después de escuela, con ayuda para la tarea, mas deportes, hip hop, arte, etc.

Aprendizaje Activo, porque los estudiantes aprenden mas haciendo las cosas que escuchando.

Para mas información, por favor llame al 408.659.4785, o visite w w w.sunrisemiddle.org.

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Bay Area students design projects using clean technology Veronica Taylor-Ramirez El Observador

Applied Materials, along with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) held the first ever Clean Tech Competition, announcing the winners last Saturday, March 10 at Santa Clara University. The Clean Tech Competition is a student design contest created to inspire a new generation of clean technology leaders. This year’s theme was, “Solar Solutions to the Rescue.” Teams of students were asked to present a solution that would solve a basic human need during the aftermath of a natural disaster. Winning teams received 6,000 in cash prizes that would go towards their education. The competition took place in the Bay Area, as well as Xi’ang, China. 26 students made up ten Bay Area finalist teams.

Willow Glen High School student Jonathan Russo with his project L.A.T.S. (Location Awareness & Tracking System), a technology used to locate victims swept away as a result of tsunamis and floods by deploying GPS-based communication devices to the affected area. of global community affairs for Applied Materials.

Students submitted project proposals beforehand. The students, whose proposals were chosen, then had to create a prototype and present it to a panel of judges.

“We wanted something that we could implement in our 20 different regions, that recognized team work and real work problems,” said Walker, of the origins of the competition. “We didn’t see anything that focused exclusively on clean tech.”

“It was really inspiring to see the level of creativity, innovation and professionalism,” said Antioinette Schlobohm, a Fremont teacher who served as a judge for the competition.

The winners of the competition, Jun Chung 15, Melody Hsu 14, and John Zhao, 15, won with their project, “H2Oasis.” H2Oasis is a solar-powered reverse osmosis water supplier system.

“One of the beauties of this competition is the international nature,” said Mark Walker, managing director

The team based their project off of the disaster with the Huang River in China. The river is quite

large and often has lethal floods, leaving swampland and many people without clean water. “This project could potentially save lives,” said Hsu. Her team member Chung agrees, “the competition makes us aware that there is clean tech out there.” Zhao, another team member, found the competition to be a different experience. “Most competitions are multiple choice or theoretical, here you actually build something.” The competition’s creators hope to continue the competition in the Bay Area and China but also expand to other locations in the United States and globally.


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ACA and California’s Underserved and Uninsured

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Increasing Access to Medi-Cal

For the first time, Americans who earn less than 133% of the federal poverty level (approximately $14,000 for an individual and $29,000 for a family of four), as well as childless adults, will be eligible to enroll in Medi-Cal in 2014. The majority of California counties are expanding coverage now to a portion of those persons into new Low Income Health Programs.

California will receive 100% federal funding for the first three years to support expanded Medi-Cal coverage, phasing to 90% federal funding in subsequent years. How many will benefit: Currently 7 million Californians are enrolled in MediCal, but that number is expected to grow between 9 and 10 million in 2014. Increasing

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California will pay primary care doctors who serve Medi-Cal patients no less than 100% of Medicare payment rates in 2013 and 2014 for those services. The increase is fully funded by the federal government. Rollout date: Jan. 1, 2013 Establishing Affordable Insurance Exchanges

Many Women Fail to Get Immediate Treatment for Heart Attacks


People who don’t get health insurance from their employers, in 2014 will be able to buy it directly from the Health Benefits Exchange that offers a choice of affordable health care plans. People whose income falls between 100 and 400 percent of the federal poverty line (in 2010, that was about $43,000 for an individual, or $88,000 for a family of four), and who

are not eligible for other affordable coverage, can get a tax credit for the cost of their insurance. Rollout date: Jan. 1, 2014 How many will benefit: Approximately 3 million. E l i m i n a t i n g Health Disparities All ongoing and new federal health programs are required to collect and report

racial, ethnic and language data to help identify and close gaps in health care. Rollout date: March 2012 How many will benefit: Everyone benefits from more data about public health. To learn more about the Affordable Care Act, go to www.healthcare.gov. Paid for by The California Endowment.

Students learn CPR Osvaldo Castillo

Lack of chest pain delays treatment, increases mortality


Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person who may or may Distributed By middle aged women hav- heart attack both before not have been diagnosed Healthy Living News
 ing heart attacks without and after entering the hos- with heart disease. The time experiencing chest pain was pital. If there are no obvi- and mode of death are unMany younger and mid- significantly higher than it ous symptoms, both the expected. It occurs instantly dle aged women are less like- was for men. Just over four patient and those provid- or shortly after symptoms ly than men to get immedi- out of ten women admitted ing treatment may not im- appear. According to the ate treatment when having a to hospitals for heart at- mediately recognize it as American Heart Associaheart attack, a new study re- tack never had chest pain. being a heart attack. The tion, nearly 300,000 outveals. The study also shows By comparison, 3 out of resulting delay in treat- of-hospital sudden cardiac these women have a higher ten men had no chest pain.

 ment may then account for arrests occur annually, and rate than men of in-hospital some of the higher mortality 80 percent of cardiac arrests “Women were more likely death from a heart attack.

 among women in the study.

 occur at home. than men to present with aBoth the delay in treat- typical symptoms following Students at James Lick Dr. Canto speculated ment and poorer survival a heart attack, that is the that there may also be bio- High School in San Jose are outcomes are, in-part, absence of chest discomfort logical differences between currently being taught CPR because fewer women but it was most pronounced the sexes that effect heart procedures which can result experience the telltale in the younger age group attack mortality such as in saving lives. The students symptoms of chest pains less than 55.” said John the effects of hormones on are part of the James Lick during a heart attack, G. Canto, M.D., M.S.P.H., blood vessels and how, for Fire Service Pathway proaccording to the study.

 author of the study.

 women, the arteries in the gram that prepares students heart are altered by plaque.

 for college and for entry level The study, which was One takeaway from positions in the Fire Protecpublished in The Journal of the study is that it is comAlso, because women on the American Medical As- mon to have a heart at- average develop heart dis- tive Industry: fire fighter, sociation, was conducted tack without the classic ease about ten years later emergency medical techniby the Watson Clinic of the symptoms of chest pain.

 than men, a heart attack cian, paramedic, and other related careers. Lakeland Florida Regional for these women may be the The study revealed othMedical Center. It exam“There are a total of 30 result of a long simmering ined data of over a mil- er alarming results about cardiovascular condition.

 students who are participatlion people from a national women who had no chest ing in a weekly CPR class Dr. Canto cautioned, that began February 27,” registry. The study sought pain with a heart attack to determine whether a however. Among younger however, that chest pain is said Monica Gomez, public man or woman’s age is as- and middle aged women, still the hallmark symptom relations manager, Rural/ sociated with symptoms the risk of dying appears of a heart attack. Although Metro Ambulance. “They of a heart attack as well as to be two to three times patients can experience will receive their CPR certithe risk of dying from one.

 higher than for men of their other symptoms including, fication after they complete age who experienced chest jaw, back, shoulder and even The results show that pain with a heart attack.

 stomach discomfort, or they the course.” chest pain is in-fact the The class is being taught may have no pain at all.

 The researchers think most common heart atby lead paramedic and cliniRecognition and timely cal education coordinator, tack symptom for men that one reason for this is and women. However, the that a lack of chest pain treatment for a heart at- Christine Gonzales. As the proportion of younger and can delay recognition of a tack is, of course, critical.
 training gets more intense

Students at James Lick High School practice CPR procedures. in the weeks to come, additional Rural/Metro paramedics will also be volunteering their time. “The students are hungry to learn and excited to get their certification,” Gomez said. “They will get handson training and will use manikins.” Rural/Metro offers several different classes and could offer free hands-only CPR training to any group or neighborhood association. For more information visit their website at www. ruralmetrosantaclara.com Sudden cardiac arrest may be caused by almost any heart condition. Most occur when the diseased heart’s electrical system malfunctions, producing an abnormal rhythm such as ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. Extreme slow-

ing of the heart’s rhythm causes some cardiac arrests. Signs of Cardiac Arrest: • Sudden loss of responsiveness (no response to tapping on shoulders). If these signs of cardiac arrest are present: • Yell for help. Tell someone to call 9-1-1 or your emergency response number and get an AED (if one is available). • Check breathing: If the person isn’t breathing or is only gasping, give CPR. 
 • Push hard and Push Fast. Use an AED as soon as it arrives by turning it on and following the prompt. 
 • Keep pushing until the person starts to breathe or move or someone with more advanced training takes over.


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San Jose Peace and Justice Center tion focuses on immigration reform, outreach to high school students to promote higher education, and promoting the DREAM Act.

Veronica Taylor-Ramirez El Observador

Congressmen, San Jose City Council members, parents and students gathered at San Jose State University to honor the student run organization, Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE) with the Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice award for their work in immigration reform on, March 12. The San Jose Peace and Justice Center created the Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice award to honor groups that have made contributions to social justice and peace. Founded in 1957, the center is the oldest functioning peace center in the country. The award is named in memory of Gertrude Welch, an activist and community organizer in the area. Welch

Student Advocates for Higher Education of San Jose State University received this year’s Gertrude Welch Peace & Justice Award. worked on affordable housing, human relations commission, worked on resolutions to end the Vietnam war, and established a Peace Vigil after the United States attack on Afghanistan. Welch worked in the community until she

was well into her 80s. “Gertrude personified what the Peace and Justice Center was all about, the long term struggle,” said Barby Ulmer, co-founder of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center. “It’s just wonderful to acknowledge

these students because of all that they’ve done, knowing that they know that it’s not about instant gratification, they know they’re in it for the long haul.” Shartat G. Lin, president of the San Jose Peace and Justice center commended

the students for the work. “The leading edge of immigration reform really is these students,” said Lin. Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE) is a student based organization at San Jose State university. The organiza-

From the San Jose Peace and Justice Center’s perspective, another reason why SAHE received the Gertrude Welch Peace and Justice Award includes the students being among the first undocumented students in the nation to come out openly to advocate for political change. They did this through public protests, press conferences, and a hunger strike beginning in the summer of 2007. Their pioneering actions paved the way for undocumented immigrants across the country to shed their fears about political activism. The group consists of both documented and undocumented students. A few undocumented stu-


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r honors local student organization SAHE is committed in promoting higher education among immigrant students, regardless of legal status. They have created a scholarship in search of rewarding students who are highly motivated to reach their goals through education and hard work. If you’re interested in making donations: Please send a check payable to: Tower Foundation of SJSU. Please indicate SAHE’s Account Number: 034-1615-0468. The address to send your donation: Tower Foundation of SJSU Division of University Advancement One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0183

dents from the organization publicly declare their status at press conferences and rallies, drawing attention to the immigration system. In view of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and legislative efforts to criminalize undocumented immigrants, SAHE students coming out openly, place themselves at great risk of facing deportation. “The youth have been in the forefront of nearly every progressive change in the recent history, so San Jose Peace and Justice Center recognized that youth activism is key to positive change,” said Lin. In the past, members of the organization have also gone on hunger strikes to draw public awareness to the issues that undocumented students face. The most common issue is that they will be unable to find work once they obtain their degree. “All your effort that you work for, in the end is really not paid off,” said Max

SAHE member Max Rubio holds one of their awards. Rubio, a current SAHE member. “I really wanted to do something so that in the future, it won’t be a problem, so students that come to school can have all the opportunities as everyone else that graduates.” Congressman Mike Honda and Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren also spoke at the ceremony. “If you are born here, it was not a choice, if you were brought here it wasn’t a choice,” said Honda. “It takes a little bit of effort, a bit of conscious to be able to step out and support.” Lofgren, a former immigration lawyer added, “Every year we make the law a bigger mess, we need reform from top to bottom. Many of these young people have their lives on the line.” San Jose City Councilmember, Ash Kalra, reminded the crowd of the origins of Santa Clara County. “We are truly, not just a county of immigrants, but this valley was built

by them,” said Kalra. “Our country’s survival has always depended on the talents of those around the world.” Kimberly Martinez, President of SAHE was overwhelmed to be in the presence of various political figures. “It was an honor to know that they see our work and they support us, because we always see opposing views,” said Martinez. “There is just a lot of bad that comes from exposing yourself. It feels nice to get rewarded. SAHE plans on advocating more to the San Jose State University campus, to the student voting population to raise awareness on immigration issues. As for the future of the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, it remains entirely up to the community. “We plan on staying as long as we can,” said Shelby Minister, coordinator for San Jose Peace and Justice Center. “ We’re only run by donations, so we’re totally based on the support of the community.”


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Los 10 datos que usted necesita saber sobre las mujeres inmigrantes

Angela Kelley & Philip E. Wolgin Centro de progreso americano

Por lo general, la imagen cotidiana de los inmigrantes de hoy muestra a un hispano soltero. En realidad, las mujeres inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos (documentadas e indocumentadas en su conjunto) comprenden más de la mitad de todos los inmigrantes y desempeñan una importante función económica e integradora en nuestra sociedad y economía.

rejas e hijos. El porcentaje de inmigrantes ilegales que conviven en familias es del 34 por ciento, pero es solo el 21 por ciento en los estadounidenses de nacimiento. 4. Las mujeres inmigrantes adoptan la ciudadanía y alientan la integración. Según la encuesta de

ban la mayor importancia a hacerse ciudadanas estadounidenses. En general, el 84 por ciento de las mujeres encuestadas quieren hacerse ciudadanas como lo demuestra el enorme índice del 90 por ciento de las mujeres inmigrantes de naciones latinoamericanas

Unidos, aun cuando el 32 por ciento de ellas trabajaban en tal condición en sus países de origen. En el estudio se llega a la conclusión de que “es muy posible que las mujeres estén poniendo la devoción al bienestar de su familia por encima del orgullo personal cuando

20 por ciento de las mujeres propietarias de negocios en general. Actualmente, estas mujeres tienen mayor probabilidad de ser propietarias de su propio negocio que las estadounidenses nacidas en los EE.UU (9 por ciento frente al 6,5 por ciento, respectivamente).

8. Las trabajadoras inmigrantes son vulnerables al abuso en el trabajo. Las mujeres inmigrantes conforman casi toda la población de trabajadoras domésticas de las grandes ciudades como Nueva York, como lo demuestra un estudio de la organización Trabajadoras Domésticas Unidas donde se revela que el 33 por ciento de las trabajadoras domésticas de la ciudad de Nueva York han sufrido alguna forma de abuso físico o verbal, debido a su condición racial o inmigratoria.

Nosotros como nación debemos entender lo que enfrentan todos los días las mujeres inmigrantes que viven en nuestra nación. Por ello, con motivo del Mes de la Mujer, presentamos una lista de los 10 hechos más importantes sobre la mujer inmigrante que usted debe conocer. 1. La cara de la inmigración actual es más femenina que masculina. En 2010, el 55 porciento de todas las personas que obtienen una tarjeta verde son mujeres. De estas mujeres el 60 por ciento ya eran casadas, en tanto que el otro 40 por ciento eran solteras, viudas o divorciadas. 2. Esta tendencia se ha estado conformando por décadas. Hasta la década de 1960 los hombres inmigrantes superaban en número a las mujeres inmigrantes. Pero con la aprobación de la Ley de Inmigración y Naturalización de 1965, que transformó a los EE.UU. en un sistema en gran medida orientado al ingreso de familias, comenzaron a llegar más mujeres. Para la década de 1970 el número de mujeres inmigrantes alcanzó y superó el de sus pares masculinos. En el 2010 estaban llegando 96 hombres inmigrantes por cada 100 mujeres inmigrantes. 3. Los inmigrantes conviven en familias a un índice mayor que los estadounidenses de nacimiento. Entre los inmigrantes indocumentados que viven en los EE.UU. hoy día, el 45 por ciento conviven en familias que se componen de pa-

presentado en el 2011 por el Centro de Investigación Aplicada se reveló que más de 5,000 menores que viven en casas de acogida temporales tenían padres que habían sido detenidos o deportados de los Estados Unidos. En el informe se calcula que otros 15,000 menores terminarán en el sistema de atención de acogida temporal en los próximos 5 años debido a la aplicación de las leyes migratorias.

9. También son vulnerables al abuso en el hogar. El abuso doméstico afecta a las mujeres inmigrantes y a las estadounidenses de nacimiento por igual, pero las mujeres inmigrantes padecen vulnerabilidades particulares, sobre todo por parte de compañeros abusivos que utilizan la condición inmigratoria de la mujer para impedirles que abandonen un matrimonio o una relación abusiva.

opinión pública realizada en el 2009 por New America Media, las mujeres inmigrantes de una amplia gama de países son de manera abrumadora las impulsoras de la naturalización en sus familias donde un 58 por ciento de las encuestadas plantearon que ellas eran en su familia las que le da-

y árabes que manifestaron su deseo de naturalizarse. 5. Las mujeres inmigrantes (como la mayoría) hacen enormes sacrificios por sus familias. New America Media descubrió que solo el 13 por ciento de las mujeres inmigrantes trabajan como profesionales en los Estados

elijen viajar a los EE.UU.” 6. Las mujeres inmigrantes propietarias de negocios superan a sus contrapartes estadounidenses nacidas en los EE.UU. En el 2010, las mujeres inmigrantes comprendían el 40 por ciento de todos los inmigrantes propietarios de negocios y el

Pero no todas las noticias presentan un panorama optimista 7. La aplicación de las leyes migratorias está afectando a las familias de inmigrantes. El aumento de las deportaciones de inmigrantes indocumentados está separando a los hijos de sus padres. En un informe

10. El tráfico humano es otra forma de abuso que soportan las mujeres y menores inmigrantes. El Departamento de Justicia de los EE.UU. calcula que cada año se trafican 50,000 personas hacia nuestra nación. Los funcionarios estadounidenses pueden conceder hasta 5,000 de las llamadas Visas ¨T¨ para ayudar a liberar a las mujeres inmigrantes forzadas, entre otras cosas, a el trafico sexual, pero los estudios revelan que apenas se está concediendo visa alguna. Por ejemplo, en el 2010, solo se aprobaron 447 Visas T.


MAR 16 - MAR 22, 2012

Grandes consejos para las novias de primavera

FASHION HEALTH

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No hay mejor momento para casarse que la primavera... las flores se están abriendo, las aves trinan y el amor está en el aire. El momento es perfecto, así que asegúrese de que el resto de los detalles se corresponda. “Las bodas en primavera son elegantes y hermosas”, dice Mariam Naficy, Presidenta y Directora General de Minted.com, una tienda en línea de artículos de papelería que se especializa en invitaciones y accesorios de boda. “Pero la elegancia no viene sin una cantidad de preparación adecuada”. Aquí hay algunas formas de asegurarse de que su boda de primavera cumpla todos sus sueños. • Lista de invitados - Es importante que usted y su prometido lleguen a un acuerdo sobre la lista de invitados, ya que empantanarse en los detalles más pequeños puede frenar otros planes críticos para la boda. Manténgala organizada y envíe el “Señale la fecha” tan pronto como finalice la lista. • Invitaciones: Deje que sus invitados sepan que pueden esperar que la ceremonia los impresione. Las invitaciones de boda correctas mostrarán personalidad, se adaptarán al tema y expresarán emoción acerca de la vida futura de la pareja unida. En especial,

los sitios Web especializados como Minted.com son un lugar ideal para conseguir justo la invitación correcta para el gran día. • Colores: Los tonos más oscuros son para los meses más fríos. Utilice colores claros como el lila, el verde, el azul claro y el rosa en tonos pastel para alegrar la ceremonia y la recepción con esa clásica sensación de primavera. • Ceremonia al aire libre: Imagínese diciendo “Sí, quiero” al aire libre en un hermoso día mientras unos periquillos australianos revolotean y trinan a su alrededor. Nadie podrá contener las lágrimas. Con la comodidad de sus invitados en mente y para conseguir un toque decorativo, asegúrese de proporcionar algo de sombra. • Flores: El olor a exuberantes flores frescas recién cortadas realzará cualquier boda y acentuará esa actitud gozosa de primavera. Las flores recién cortadas son una necesidad en todas las bodas. ¡Asegúrese de que los colores hagan juego con el resto de su decoración! • Música en vivo: Tener una banda en vivo que toque en la recepción mantendrá la emoción del festejo mucho después de que compartan su primer beso de casados. Encontró a la pareja de sus sueños. Eligió la fecha de sus sueños. Ahora le espera la boda de sus sueños.

Nelly wears a flower print dress with a blue jacket and brown. White lace dress which is beautiful by itself; however adding a belt, just below the chest, can accentuate a slimmer waist and longer legs. JC dncngkng@yahoo.com

Spring is just around the corner and as such, little by little, all stores are slowly starting to change their products to match those of the latest trends in fashion. This season we will get to see a lot of flower prints in all different shades and sizes, all the more to fit and satisfy everyone’s fashion crave. But even though there will be plenty to chose from, it is important that you also know how to dress your body with something that will look good on you. Have you ever tried on a dress that you found beautiful on a mannequin and by the time you try it on, it doesn’t look the same? Well, if that has been the case don’t worry about it; the same thing has happened to most “real” women out there. The truth is that no real woman ever looks like these dolls on the store fronts. These mannequins

are designed to create an illusion of the “what could be” instead of the “what it is,” therefore there is no need for you to beat yourself up for it. Instead, embrace your assets. Here are some tips that will help you look your best without having to sacrifice your taste for fashion: 1. Get to know yourself. Stand naked, yes I said naked, in-front of a mirror and take a good look at yourself. Remember what Christina Aguilera said “you are beautiful in every single way,” so don’t judge yourself, instead learn to appreciate everything you got, once you do that you’ll know what will look good on you. 2. Identify your shape. All women are not created equal so identify what your body shape is to know what will look good on you. Are you a triangle? This means that your shoulders are slightly wider than your hips and have a smaller

waist. Or do you have an hour glass figure, where your curves are only accentuated by your small waist. Perhaps you have a pear shape—most Latinas do— which if you do, your behind is round and voluptuous and causes a commotion everywhere you go. As soon as you figure out your shape you’ll know what clothes to wear or not-to wear. For example, if you have a triangle shape you can’t wear a dress that has big shoulder pads, that will only make you look like Darth Vader’s daughter. Get it? 3. Pick your best asset. We all have a body part(s) that we know looks better than anything in the whole world. Some girls have amazing legs, others have killer abs, or perhaps you are just proud of how your cha-chas are so round and perky. Whichever the part is, make sure that whatever you buy will accentuate that part without going overboard or else you’ll run the risk of looking like a… well; you get what I’m thinking. 4. Pick the right clothes.

Once you have identified your shape and best asset(s) accentuate your qualities by buying clothes that will do just that. For example, if you have short-stubby legs and want to buy a skirt, make sure the skirt you choose will fit you above the knees so it’ll give the illusion your legs are longer than they are. 5. Edit yourself! Yes, edit, don’t go overboard with the flowery dress and matching belt, shoes and jacket, unless you are Lady Gaga and we both know you are not. So don’t go print-crazy, instead pick a nice pattern, something you want to accentuate and wear it with some neutral colors, that way you’ll showcase that particular item and you’ll look great. Now that you know what looks good on you, get out there and have fun shopping. Enjoy what this spring season has to offer but above all please always remember to love and embrace yourself or else how is everyone else supposed to do it.


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VIBRAS

Mario Jiménez El Observador

El día 17 de marzo se celebra en el mundo católico, el día de San Patricio, fiesta de origen irlandés que honra al Santo, quien fuera el

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Feliz Semana de San Patricio misionero que evangelizó y llevó el Cristianismo a la Isla en el siglo 400 DC. Durante la semana que se conmemora a San Patricio, los creyentes suelen vestir prendas de color verde, ya que él ha sido por decreto popular, declarado como el Santo patrono de la prosperidad.Fieles de muchas partes del mundo, aseguran haber sido receptores de grandes milagros, cuando han acudido con fe al patrocinio de San Patricio. La primera vez que se celebró en el continente Americano la conmemoración en honor a San Patri-

cio, fue en 1773 en Boston, Massachussets. San Patricio cuyo nombre real era Maewyn Succat, fue secuestrado a la edad de 16 años por unos corsarios, quienes lo vendieron como esclavo. Durante sus seis años de cautiverio, él encontró su fortaleza para seguir adelante en la fe religiosa. Después que escapó, San Patricio estudió religión en Europa occidental y viajo a Irlanda para llevar la palabra de Cristo a laisla. Él se acostumbró a usar el trébol de tres hojas, como una me-

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2 Hrs 35 Min Ingredients 3 pounds corned beef brisket with spice packet 10 small red potatoes 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges Directions 1. Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender. 2. Add whole potatoes and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes. 3. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain. 5 Servings Drink it with: Zinfandel Bloody Mary

táfora para explicar el concepto de la Trinidad (padre, hijo y espíritu santo.) En tiempos modernos, el trébol también se usa como símbolo de prosperidad y anuncio de tiempos mejores.Una antigua leyenda, relata que San Patricio, condujo a todas las serpientes fuera de Irlanda, llevándolas hasta el mar en donde perecieron ahogadas. La serpiente era un símbolo pagano venerado en Irlanda, hasta que el cristianismo surgió en el año 444 de nuestra era. Ritual para pedir pros-

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peridad a San Patricio

Oración a San Patricio

El sábado 17, inicie el día dándose un enjuague con agua de hierba buena, utilice al vestir una prenda color verde oscuro, encienda tres velas verdes en honor al Santo y si le es posible, ofréndele incienso de sándalo. Trate de hacer una obra de caridad en este día. Y durante la noche, antes de irse a dormir, récele con fe la oración en honor a San Patricio y hágale tres peticiones. Si lo hace con fe, los favores le serán otorgados antes del 15 de abril

Nobilísimo San Patricio, santo fuerte y valiente, patrón excelso de la prosperidad. Tú que eres el sabio por excelencia, te ruego que ilumines nuestro camino hacia la sabiduría, justicia y abundancia. También te pido que protejas mis afectos y valores, así como guardaste fielmente los mandamientos dictados por Dios a Moisés. Sea tu divina protección, nuestro sagrado refugio, hoy, mañana y siempre.

Tips to Breeze Through Spring Cleaning NewsUSA

Spring heralds a season of fresh starts and growth -and what better way to start anew than with a Little spring cleaning? Taking the time to get organized can make all the difference -- and it can make the most cluttered closets and dirtiest corners a breeze to clean. With the right tools in hand, organizing any messy space becomes a manageable task. You can save time and money by getting cleaning supplies, like dusters, sponges and automated air fresheners, at places like Dollar General. Still don’t know where to start? Try these springcleaning tips: • Cover the basics. Take inventory of your cleaning supplies. Some must-haves are mops, brooms, sponges, paper towels, trash bags, disinfectant wipes and bathroom-specific supplies. Make a list of what you need so you can get it all in one shopping trip. Many basic and specialty cleaning products are now available online. For the ultimate in convenience, shop online at www.dollargeneral.com.

Don’t let a messy space stop you from enjoying Spring. • Tackle the clutter in steps. Spring-cleaning can be daunting, so take small steps and approach spaces one at a time. Strive to find everything a permanent home. Create “donate” and “trash” piles for items you no longer use or need. • Use organizing tools. Over-the-door mesh shoe racks are great for storing all kinds of winter accessories -- hats, gloves, scarves and coats. Get some sturdy hooks for purses, backpacks and other accessories, and relish the feeling of a clean closet. • Revitalize your laun-

dry room. Put a stop to the mountain of dirty clothes that grows every week by getting each family member a laundry basket. If clothing doesn’t make it into their bin, it’s not getting washed. Keep your laundry room stocked with detergent, bleach and stain remover. • Store items in plastic storage containers. Some winter items will be used until the early days of summer; others won’t make an appearance until next year. A variety of belongings can be stored in plastic containers to keep them organized and out of the way.


MAR 16 - MAR 22, 2012

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Cinequest Film Festival 22’s never-ending passion pays off For over 13 days, Cinequest Film Festival 22 (CQFF22) delivered never-ending passion and provided an unforgettable experience for more than 90,000 attendees.

CQFF22 has been recognized for years as the meeting place where artists and innovators can connect and transform lives, their own as well as others. Filmmaker and Actor Dan Richardson

of The Harsh Light of Day had one such transformative experience. “Cinequest ignited a spark of extra enthusiasm in me which I know will drive me forward with extra passion for a long

CASA DE MI PADRE

time to come. Above all, and perhaps most unexpectedly, I left Cinequest a far richer man, and by rich I mean the way in which your life is enriched only when you make new friends. In that sense, I just won the lot-

tery. I’m thinking I might make Cinequest a major factor in my career from now on....I’ll only take on film roles if the production team promises to submit it to Cinequest, at least giving me a chance to go back and

21 Jump Street

llega a los cines este Viernes 16 de marzo

se parece a la que dejaron unos pocos años atrás, y se sorprenderán al tener que confrontar el terror y la an-

Armando Alvarez (Will Ferrell) ha vivido y trabajado en el rancho de su padre en México durante toda su vida. Cuando el rancho enfrenta dificultades financieras, el hermano menor de Armando, Raúl (Diego Luna) aparece con su nueva novia, Sonia (Génesis Rodriguez) y promete saldar las deudas de su padre. Pareciera que el éxito de Raúl como hombre internacional de negocios significa que los problemas del rancho están superados pero cuando Armando se enamora de Sonia y los negocios de Raul resultan no ser legítimos, la familia Alvarez se encuentra en medio de una guerra sin cuartel contra el más temido de los narcotraficantes, el poderoso Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal).

My Tehran for Sale

An ailing actress fighting for political asylum, and waiting to clear Australian immigration, recounts her attempts to live, work, and love in Tehran’s thriving yet turbulent arts subculture. Official Selection of

the Toronto International Film Festival (Discovery Programme); Independent Spirit IF Award, Adelaide Film Festival. For purchasing information, please visit: w w w. g l o b a l f i l m . o r g .

see my new friends. Thank you, Cinequest, and all of you who make it possible, for creating and providing such a wonderful experience. Your festival ranks right up there with the very best times of my life.”

En la comedia de acción 21 Jump Street, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) y Jenko (Channing Tatum) estan mas que listos para dejar sus problemas adolescentes detrás. Tras sumarse a las fuerzas policiales y a la unidad secreta Jump Street, ellos usarán sus apariencias

juveniles para una misión encubierta en la escuela secundaria local. Al cambiar sus armas e insignias por mochilas, Schmidt y Jenko arriesgarán sus vidas para investigar una violenta y peligrosa red de narcotráfico. Aún asi descubrirán que la escuela secundaria ya no

siedad de volver a ser adolescente, sumado a un montón de conflictos que pensaban que habían dejado atrás.


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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562126 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Beas Sweeping Services, 768 Macredes Ave., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Santiago Martinez L. , 768 Macredes Ave., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 1/08/2007. “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.) Santiago Martinez L. March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/05/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562427 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Focal Point Planning, Alaka’i Studio, 754 The Alameda #2318, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Robert O. Robledo, 754 The Alameda #2318, San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/11/11. “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.) Robert O. Robledo March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/12/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561557 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Abiss Building Maintenance Company, 1314 Deb Ct., San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara Co. Agustin Barrientos, 1314 Deb Ct., San Jose, CA 95120, Silvia Barrientos, 1314 Deb Ct., San Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by husband and wife registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 1/01/2001. “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.) Agustin Barrientos March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/21/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220545 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Diana Nguayne, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Diana Nguayne, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Diana Nguayne to Diana Bokova. 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 05/29/12 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. March 13, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220388 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Whitney Ortiz, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Whitney Ortiz, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Male Ortiz to Whitney Ortiz to . 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 05/22/12 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. March 09, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220296 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chen Sheng Wang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Chen Sheng Wang, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chen Sheng Wang aka James C. Wang aka Jason Chen Sheng Wang to James Chen Sheng Wang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to

show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/22/12 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. March 08, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219921 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dantae Romel Hurst, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Dantae Romel Hurst has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dantae Romel Hurst to Omari Dantae Hernandez. 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 05/08/12 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. March 2, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219429 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Araceli Huerta, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Araceli Huerta has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alejandro Javier Mondragon Huerta to Javier Alejandro Mondragon. 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 05/01/12 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. Feb. 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562171 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Shimmering Rydez Auto Detailing, 4800 The Woods Dr. 431, San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara Co. Oscar Rodriguez, 4500 the Woods Dr., 431, San Jose, CA 95136. 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.) Oscar Rodriguez March 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/06/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561963 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Graphics Embroidery and More, 74 Race St., San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Francisco Cervantes, 74 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126, Elena Cervantes, 74 Race St., San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by husband and wife registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/14/07. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Francisco Cervantes March 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/29/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561694 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Castañedas Autobody, 701 Kings Row Unit #41D, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Cindy C Arreola, 3258 Arthur Ave, San Jose, CA 95127, 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.) Castañedas Autobody March 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/23/12.

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220179 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Myloan Cindy King, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Myloan Cindy King, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dustin Dang to Dustin Peter King. 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 05/15/12 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. March 07, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220223 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Guadalupe Arreola, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Maria Guadalupe Arreola, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maria Guadalupe Arreola to Maria Guadalupe Pinal del Rio. 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 05/15/12 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. March 07, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219988 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Frank Renteria & Stacy Renteria, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Frank Renteria & Stacy Renteria, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Frank Daniel Renteria to Daniel Renteria. 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 05/08/12 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. March 05, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219932 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bianca Michelle Aguilar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Bianca Michelle Aguilar , has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Brianna Jiselle Aguilar to Jiselle Brianna Santana b. Javier Santana Esparza to Javier Santana. 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 05/08/12 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. March 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUS FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219845 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Michael Kealoha Young, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Michael Kealoha Young, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Michael Kealoha Young to Michael Kealoha Cabarloc. 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

05/08/12 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. March 01, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219688 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vanessa Gonzalez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Vanessa Gonzalez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vanessa Gonzalez to Vanessa Sofia Manca. 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 05/01/12 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. Feb. 29, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 09, 16, 23, 30, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562007 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, One Day Bathtub Refinishing, 276 Tradewinds Dr. #2, San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Greg Moretti, 276 Tradewinds #2, San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Greg Moretti March 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/01/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561755 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, School of Divine Magic, 135 N 15th Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Rozilene Frye, 135 N 15th Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/24/2012. “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.) Rozilene Frye March 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/24/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561954 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, KC & Associates Insurance Agency, 4320 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 206, San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. KC & Associates, INC., 420 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 206, San Jose, CA 95129. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) KC & ASSOCIATES, INC. KYLE CHUANG/PRESIDENT March 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/29/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 560717 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, INN Magazine, 1064 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. Juan Jose Tello, 1034 Spencer Ave., San Jose, CA 95125. 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.) Juan Jose Tello March 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 01/31/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219435 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Eunice Hsinru Lu, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Eunice Hsinru Lu, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Eunice Hsrinru Lu to Ivy Eunice Hsinru Lu. 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 05/01/12 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. Feb 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219416 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shuang Zhang (Yuan Shuan), TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Shuang Zhang (Yuan Shuan) have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shuang Zhang to Stella Shuang Zhang b. Yi-Lin Shuan to Ellen Shuan. 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 05/01/12 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. Feb 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219328 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Travis Almuti, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Travis Almuti, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tarek Amin Almuti to Travis Amin Almuti. 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 05/01/12 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. Feb 24, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219310 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Meenakshi Subramanium Iyer, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Meenakshi Subramanium Iyer, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Meenakshi Subramanium Iyer to Meenakshi Subramanium Thathachari . 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 04/24/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb 24, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 02, 09, 16, 23, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561548 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Corps. Innovations, 971 California Ave., San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara Co. Sustainability for All LLC., 971 California Ave., San Jose, CA 95125. 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.) Sustainability for All LLC. A. Dorsey Moore Feb. 24; March 02, 09, 16, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/21/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561509 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Valencia Brothers Upholstery, 83 N. 27th Street, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Antonio Valencia, 83 N.

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27th Street, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Antonio Valencia Feb. 24; March 02, 09, 16, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/17/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219135 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nga Yun Nadja TSE, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Nga Yun Nadja TSE, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nga Yun Nadja TSE aka Nga Yun TSE aka Nadja TSE aka Nga Yun Tse TOGASAKI to Nadja Tse Togasaki. 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 04/24/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 24; March 02, 09, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219104 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ji Hoon Kim, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Ji Hoon Kim, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ji Hoon Kim to Steve Ji Hoon Kim. 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 04/24/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 24; March 02, 09, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219083 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Evanjelina Marie Guzman, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Evanjelina Marie Guzman, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Evanjelina Marie Guzman to Evanjelina Orosco Romo. 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 04/24/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb 21, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 24; March 02, 09, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV218952 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hong Xia Jiang & Chloe Jiangruiqi Chen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Hong Xia Jiang & Chloe Jiangruiqi Chen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hong Xia Jiang to Mikayla Jianghongxia Krawczyk b. Chloe Jiangruiqi Chen to Chloe Jiangruiqi Krawczyk c. Max Jiangruida Chen to Max Jiangruida Krawczyk. 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 04/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb 17, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 24; March 02, 09, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE

FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV218517 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Michelle May Baca, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Michelle May Baca, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Michelle May Baca to Michelle May Baca Reinke. 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 04/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb 14, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 24; March 02, 09, 16, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV218312 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Narunn Phy, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Narunn Phy, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Narunn Phy to Aimee Lynn Phy. 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 04/10/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb 08, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 24; March 02, 09, 16, 2012. SUMMONS (Citation Judicial) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: (Name): AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): Paul Draga and T & D Construction and Does 1-5 You are being sued by Plaintiff: (Lo está demandando el demandante): Tony Thomas Case Number (Número de Caso): 111CV203673 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information. You have 30 CALENDER DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp). Your county laws library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you can not afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted puede usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov). En la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo,

dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org). en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California,(www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 o más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is: (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Superior Court Santa Clara County 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113l The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or the plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección, y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Thomas G. Thomatos, Esq. 12 S. First Street, Suite 720, San Jose, CA 95113 (408 627-9248 David H Yamasaki, Chief Executive Officer/Clerk Date (Fecha) June 22, 2011 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) L. Quach Marcellana, Deputy (Adjunto) Published. Feb. 24; March 02, 09, 16, 2012.

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Lionel Messi ha leído solo un libro en su vida: Yo soy el Diego, la autobiografía de su legendario compatriota Diego Maradona. Apodado La Pulga, al ir creciendo en su natal Rosario, Argentina, siempre fue—y continua siendo—un chico tímido y reservado. El libro Messi, escrito por Leonardo Faccio, empieza con La Pulga en las instalaciones de la Ciudad Deportiva del FC Barcelona, donde se encuentra con Faccio para una entrevista de quince minutos. Estamos a finales del 2009, y Messi se prepara para el Mundial de Sudáfrica 2010. Para Messi, el más grande carnaval del fútbol será su primero como jugador titular de la selección absoluta de Argentina. La vida de Messi es revelada a través de una serie de entrevistas y diálogos con

gente del entorno íntimo del jugador: su familia, amigos cercanos, ex entrenadores y maneadores y profesores. Raramente aparece Messi en sus propias palabras. Cuando lo hace, es para hablar de sus temas preferidos: fútbol, el Barça, su natal Rosario y su pequeño sobrino. También aprendemos, entre otras cosas, del amor hacia su abuela materna, a quien le dedica sus goles, y de los primeros tiempos en La Masía, el centro de formación académica y atlética del FC Barcelona, a donde llegan cientos de jóvenes jugadores a probarse. “Solía llorar mucho, extrañaba su casa”, recuerda uno de sus managers. Con apenas 1m 68cms, Messi es un gigante en la cancha y, sin duda, el mejor jugador del mundo adorado por millones. Empezó a pegarle al balón a los 8 años en su amado equipo Newell’s Old Boys, de Rosario. Más

pequeño en tamaño que la mayoría de los chicos con quienes jugaba, fue diagnosticado con una insuficiencia hormonal que retrasaba su crecimiento. Nos adelantamos a enero de 2012, y el conocido comentarista de GolTV, Ray Hudson describe al diminuto argentino como “un coloso dando zancadas por la tierra”. En Messi, publicado por Vintage Español, el personaje principal está pintado en tonos claros. No hay repertorio estilo “kung-fu” para describirlo, a diferencia de otras estrellas del fútbol con personalidades más llamativas (Rooney, Cantona, Maradona, Ibrahimovic) y escándalos fuera del campo de juego. Lo que me asombra de Messi es como Faccio se las arregló para alargar una entrevista de quince minutos y, como resultado, extraer de ella un libro. Sin embargo, hay momentos en

que la narrativa carece de coherencia, ya que el autor tiende a deambular de un tema a otro. A pesar de sus falencias, Messi es un libro que se disfruta. Faccio atrapa al lector con su buen ojo para narrar muchos detalles futboleros sobre La Pulga. Sobre el autor Leonardo Faccio nació en 1971 en Buenos Aires, Argentina. Desde hace diez años reside en Barcelona, España. Recibió una mención de honor de la Fundación de Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano, fundada por el Premio Nobel Gabriel García Márquez, y fue incluido en la antología Lo mejor del nuevo periodismo de America Latina II. Colabora con varios medios de prensa en Europa y América, como El Periódico, La Vanguardia y Etiqueta Negra. No era fan del fútbol hasta que empezó a seguir a Lionel Messi.

ESPN Deportes anuncia la integración de Jacobo Zabludovsky La cobertura de los Juegos Olímpicos Londres 2012 contará con el análisis y experiencia del reconocido periodista ESPN Deportes anuncia la integración de Jacobo Zabludovsky, el máximo referente histórico del periodismo mexicano, al equipo que realizará la cobertura de noticias e información alrededor de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012. El legendario Jacobo Zabludovsky, junto con el equipo de expertos de ESPN Deportes, realizará desde Londres una extensa cobertura de los Juegos Olímpicos. Zabludovsky, con su amplia experiencia, estará ofreciendo una perspectiva diferente sobre cómo se vive el evento

Jocobo Zabludovsky. desde Londres. A través de sus comentarios, se podrán descubrir los secretos de la historia, la cultura, la música, la literatura y el estilo de vida de la capital inglesa, anfitriona del gran evento. Respecto a la incorporación de Jacobo Zabludovsky, Armando Benítez, Director de Producción de ESPN en México, comentó: “Es un honor para ESPN Deportes el poder anunciar que una

figura como Jacobo Zabludovsky se integra a nuestro equipo; el contar con un ícono como lo es él, nos permitirá ofrecer a nuestra audiencia contenido con amplio valor agregado. En ESPN buscamos siempre contar con los mejores expertos y quién mejor que Jacobo para acompañarnos en esta cobertura especial que realizaremos desde Londres”. Por su parte Jacobo Zabludovsky explicó: “El decir hoy que formo parte de este proyecto de ESPN es muy emocionante; durante esta cobertura voy a tener la oportunidad de compartir con el público de ESPN Deportes lo que se vive en una ciudad cosmopolita como Londres”. Jacobo Zabludovsky, re-

conocido periodista mexicano, ha destacado por su aportación a la televisión mexicana y ha tenido notables participaciones en otro medios como radio y cine. También ha incursionado de forma brillante en la publicación de libros. En sus más de 65 años de carrera, Zabludovsky realizó inolvidables coberturas y entrevistas a personajes del mundo político, deportivo, del arte y el entretenimiento. También se ha hecho acreedor a múltiples reconocimientos y premios internacionales. ESPN Deportes ofrecerá a su audiencia una cobertura de los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 de la más alta calidad.

Portada del libro “Messi”, por Leonardo Faccio.

Celebra De la Garza boleto olímpico de Fernanda González en natación Notimex México

El director general de la Comisión Nacional de Cultura Física y Deporte (Conade), Bernardo de la Garza, celebró el boleto obtenido por la nadadora Fernanda González para ir a Londres 2012 y señaló que con esto se está cerca de lograr el primer objetivo de clasificar a más de 100 atletas a la justa olímpica. Sobre Fernanda González, añadió que además de los logros que ha tenido, es importante la figura en la que se ha convertido para ser una gran motivación para el equipo que pueda representar a México en el Campeonato Mundial de 2017, cuya sede será en Guadalajara.

“Nos tiene satisfechos y contentos, es algo positivo para lo que tenemos enfrente que es la sede del Mundial de Natación, el tener a alguien como ella va a ayudar a fortalecer al equipo nacional que enfrente ese campeonato, se vuelve una figura aspiracional”, apuntó. “Si llegamos a esos tres dígitos es una buena señal”. Finalmente, dijo que el ciclista español Sergei Escobar se integrará como entrenador del equipo mexicano de pista tras su participación en la Vuelta México 2012, por ahora se hará cargo del equipo juvenil que participará en el panamericano de Mar de Plata, Argentina, aunque la idea es que tenga a las categorías mayores también.


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TECHNOLOGY

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‘My Vote, Our Future’ Voter Outreach Effort Launched SAN JOSE, CA

Diverse groups in Santa Clara County collaborate to launch “My Vote Our Future” with one message for the June 2012 elections: Your Vote Matters!

Luis Alba El Observador

Lamento comunicarles que la Enciclopedia Británica deja de imprimirse. A partir de hoy 15 de Marzo del 2012 se unirá a la tecnología actual y la podrás encontrar en línea. Para los amantes de obtener información a la antigua podrás aun gozar en las bibliotecas de la última edición de esta Enciclopedia que por 244 años se imprimió. La última edición impresa cuenta con 32 volúmenes y es la edición 2010. Hablando de otro tema el nuevo iPad esta a pocas unidades de ser vendida en su totalidad y su entrega empieza el día de hoy. La venta al público de este electrónico comienza este 16 de Marzo. Esta nueva versión del iPad

cuenta con nuevos detalles que ya les contare pronto sobre todo lo que contiene este producto de Apple. Esta semana también el señor Carlos Slim, el millonario número uno a nivel mundial acaba de anunciar su nuevo canal de tv ora.tv que será transmitido por internet y on-demand. Por el momento cuenta con la participación del conductor Larry King pero

solo es el primero de muchos nombres que veremos en este canal de internet. En video juegos esta semana salió Mass Effect 3 si has jugado las versiones anteriores, puedes agregar tu personaje a esta nueva versión. Si ustedes tienen alguna pregunta no duden en mandarme un email a Luis@ el-observador.com y con mucho gusto les contestare.

Research confirms effectiveness of California’s distracted driving law Sacramento

A study released by the California Office of Traffic Safety shows that deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers dropped dramatically following the enactment of the hands-free legislation authored by State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto). The analysis, conducted by the Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) at the University of California, Berkeley, examined state crash records two years before and two years after Simitian’s hands-free legislation took effect, and found that overall traffic deaths declined by 22 percent, while hand-held cell phone driver deaths went down 47 percent. Simitian’s

Senate Bill 1613, which was signed into law in 2006 but took effect in July 2008, made it illegal for California drivers to talk on a cell phone while driving without a hands-free device. Today’s study confirms California High Patrol data from the first year of the hands-free law’s implementation, which showed a 20 percent reduction in fatalities and collisions in California compared to the annual average over the previous three to five years. “That’s 700 fewer fatalities and 75,000 to 100,000 fewer collisions each year,” said Simitian, noting that the year-toyear drop in collisions was the largest in State history. “It’s clear that most California drivers ‘get it.’ They

understand just how dangerous distracted driving is, and most are doing their part to make the highway safer,” said Simitian. “But we also know that there are still too many drivers texting and talking on handheld cell phones. For drivers who still haven’t gotten the message, studies like this help underscore the fact that no phone call or text is worth the cost of a life.” Simitian is also the author of SB 33, which prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from texting, talking on a cell phone or using any “mobile service” technology while driving, even with a hands-free device; and SB 28, which makes it illegal for California drivers to send, read, or write text messages while driving.

With two elections scheduled for 2012 and a host of issues ranging from state parks, social services and education slated for cuts, a ground-breaking coalition of community-based organizations team with the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters to awaken and inform underrepresented groups as to their stake in the state’s upcoming June 5 primary election. A social media-optimized website, http:// myvoteourfuture.org reinforces and helps spread the message with videos and multilingual materials and bolstered by numerous on-the-ground voter registration and education efforts. A viral video marks the launch and several more are planned to follow. Leading the effort are the parent education activist group Parents for Great Education, regional community college De Anza College and the County Registrar. The coalition hopes to boost voter participation among traditionally low-turnout groups, such as new citizens, lowincome communities, 18 to 24 year-olds and parents. “It is a pleasure to partner with all groups as they register and educate voters about the electoral process, because voting is the cornerstone of democracy,” says Barry Garner, Registrar of Voters, Santa Clara County. Additional partners include, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN), Asian Law Alliance, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara and Working Partnership. Media partners such as KTSF, Univision and AOL/ Patch are working together in an unprecedented way.

Photo courtesy My Vote Our Future. “We must also do all we can to ensure the election process is as accessible as possible,” says Santa Clara Supervisor Ken Yeager, who spearheaded the creation of the program. “Since traditional outreach programs are not effective for all residents, this program is trying new tactics to motivate potential voters.” Says Cynthia Kaufman, Director of the De Anza College Institute for Community and Civic Engagement, “It’s so exciting to be part of a project that is helping people from communities that have had little voice in our society step up and vote, and let them know their voices will make a difference for our country, state and local communities.” The Santa Clara County Board of Education on March 7 adopted a resolution endorsing the My Vote Our Future project. The resolution encourages local school districts to develop their own outreach activities, such as holding voter registration drives and special events to deliver the message of how

voting could impact local schools; encourages high school students to coordinate activities to register eligible students and parents; and encourages teachers to conduct appropriate lessons related to voting, so that elementary and middle school students can encourage their parents to engage in the upcoming elections. Parents for Great Education and De Anza College Institute of Community and Engagement will empower nine student leaders who will use social media tools, direct outreach and other strategies to reach to voters ages 18-25 and the parent communities. “We want to ensure that the people California will have their voices heard,” said Hoi Yung Poon, Campaign Director for De Anza College My Vote Our Future and the Executive Director of Parents for Great Education. “This year, we have two golden opportunities to exercise our rights and responsibilities, speak up for our children, and elect candidates who share our values.”


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ENTERTAINMENT

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Grabará Edith González dos telenovelas con Azteca para cerrar ciclo Notimex México

La actriz Edith González informó que grabará dos melodramas más con Azteca para cerrar su ciclo

con la televisora, a la que también propuso un programa en el que se resalte el gusto por ser mexicano.

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Llevará 3BallMTY propuesta de género tribal al Festival SXSW 2012

“Por eso, quiero repetir ese nivel de calidad, texturas, actuaciones, producción y belleza. Aunque he tenido productos bonitos y pegadores, ‘Corazón salvaje’ fue bellísimo y especial, al igual que ‘Doña Bárbara´ (2008)”, comentó.

“Quiero hacer un gran proyecto de telenovela, me

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restan dos con Azteca y si todo va bien, ya sé con quién quiero cerrar mi ciclo. Recién estuve en el lugar donde hicimos ‘Corazón salvaje’ (1993) y son imágenes que me emocionan, son

González se siente contenta de laborar en la llamada televisora del Ajusco, incluso, le dan la libertad de proponer cosas para entretener al público, como un nuevo programa, del cual hace dos semanas grabó el piloto.

3BallMTY se presentara en San Jose el 14 de abril. Notimex México

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Los jóvenes del colectivo de música electrónica 3BallMTY, famosos con su propuesta de género tribal, se presentarán en el Festival SXSW 2012 en Austin, Texas, donde cuentan con gran número de seguidores. La agrupación conformada por Erick Rincón, DJ Otto y Sheeqo Beat se hará presente para demostrar su talento en las mezclas musicales en la edición 2012 de este encuentro internacional. 3BallMTY cerrará esta fiesta en el Maggi Mae’s de la ciudad de Austin,

donde además compartirá cartel con Lila Downs, Ximena Sariñana, Natalia Lafourcade y JotDog, así como artistas de talla internacional como Juanes, Keane y Timbaland. SXSW (South by Southwest Music and Media Conference) es considerado uno de los festivales más importantes a nivel mundial, sobre música, cine y contenidos interactivos. El grupo regio aprovechará la invitación de los organizadores para llevar el fenómeno de su tribal guarachero y poner a bailar a todos en este festejo; actualmente liderea la escena musical con el tema “Inténtalo”.

Demandará Kim Kardashian a cirujano de México Notimex San Diego

Kim Kardashian anunció que demandará a una clínica de cirugía plástica en México por utilizar su fotografía para promover sus servicios. La modelo y actriz dijo al portal de espectáculos TMZ que denunciará al especialista Víctor Ramírez, de Mexicali, por usar la imagen en la que aparece en bikini color lila para anunciar servicios de “cirugía plástica segura” con un “ci-

rujano plástico certificado”. El portal habló con el doctor Ramírez en Mexicali, quien respondió: “¿Qué? Obviamente no hablé con Kim para pedirle permiso; yo no tengo su teléfono”. A continuación el portal explicó al cirujano que en Estados Unidos no se puede usar la fotografía de una persona sin su consentimiento para hacer un anuncio, pero, según TMZ, el especialista amenazó con llamar a la policía en Mexicali y colgó.


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