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San Jose Swim Coach Molestation Case Triggers AB 1628

Proposed Bill To Stop Secret Settlements From Hidding Molesters Legislation that would ban confidential lawsuit settlements involving allegations of child sexual abuse and lengthen the statute of limitations for victims to file civil actions has been introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall.

“Assembly Bill 1628 addresses gaps in the law that enable pedophiles to shield their activities,’’ Beall said. “The best way to stop hidden predators from hurting more children is by identifying them. The law must be changed to protect children, not child molesters.’’

The bill, which strengthens reporting standards, was triggered by the arrest and conviction of San Jose swim coach Andrew King who pleaded no contest in 2009 to 20 felony counts of child mo-

lestation. He is serving a 40-year sentence in state prison.

A teen-age girl who had been abused by King, and San Jose attorney B. Robert Allard, who represented her and her family in a lawsuit against the convicted coach, came to Beall and asked him to change the law to stop pedophiles like King from freely roaming from swim club to swim club without having his past activities uncovered. Allard helped to draft language for the bill.

“I have seen firsthand the horrific damage that is inflicted on victims of childhood sex abuse.’’ Allard said. “Most, if not, all of this abuse would have been prevented had these proposed laws been in place and followed at the time. I applaud Mr. Beall and his

staff for taking the initiative on these measures. I have every confidence that the children residents of California will be safer if AB 1628 takes effect.”

If passed, AB 1628 would outlaw confidential settlements, effective Jan. 1, 2013, that are based on child sexual abuse. Violation of this provision would be a misdemeanor. Any attorney who demands such a secret settlement would be subject to discipline by the State Bar.


Any of these private entities that use public property – such as a soccer field or swimming pool – would be required to conduct enhanced background checks It also raises the statute of on employees or any replimitations for victims to file resentative that include, lawsuits against their abus- at minimum: Three past er. Currently, the victims employment checks; three must file by age 26. Under reference checks; a crimithe bill, it would rise to 35.
 nal background check; a public records search to deThe bill also directs any termine if the person was private entity whose work- a respondent in a lawsuit ers, agents, licensees, and involving physical or sexual

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The organizations would also be required to indemnify public entities up to $1 million to insulate them against claims of child abuse or neglect that might arise when the private organizations use the public property.


Today, the San José City Council approved the acceptance of Building Equity and Growth in Neighborhoods (BEGIN) funds from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) in the amount of $5.5 million. The funds will be used to provide low-interest mortgage loans to approximately 65 low- and moderate-income families in two targeted San José housing communities – Pepper Lane (Phase I) townhome development and Westmount Square single family/townhome development. With these funds, the City will be able to provide first-time homebuyers assistance of up to 20% of the purchase price of a home. Income eligibility for homebuyers purchas-

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Violations of these provisions would be a misdemeanor that carries a $1,000 fine or a six-month jail sentence.

The bill is scheduled to be heard April 17 in the Public Safety Committee.



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In a related action, Beall has also introduced ACR 125, a resolution designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Seventythree legislators joined as co-authors to Beall’s resolution , which was approved April 9 by the Assembly.

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Latina student fights for her college acceptance Berkeley High School senior Aillen Zazueta-Bella, along with community activist organization BAMN are fighting for her right to attend University of California Berkeley. BAMN activists are demanding that UC Berkeley double the number of underreprested minority students. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/category/local

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Colombia welcomes 33 heads of government for conference The sixth summit of the Americas will be held in Cartagena, Colombia. Thirty three heads of government from Organization of American States (OAS) will be present. The theme of this year’s conference is “Connecting the Americas: Partners for Prosperity.” Read more online at: www. el-observador.com/category/international Report on nail polish toxins renews calls for safer salons The Department of Toxic Substance Control released a study that revealed nail products to contain chemicals that are dangerous. Some nail products that were tested claimed to be free of harmful chemicals. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/category/national Amazon.com presenta eBooks Kindle en Español Amazon.com ha anunciado una nueva serie de eBooks en Español para la tienda Kindle de Amazon.com. La tienda ofrece mas de 30,000 libros en Español y tambien tienen famosos libros en inglés traducidos al español. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/ category/national Veteranos recorreran 350 millas en bicicleta desde San Antonio hasta Arlington Mas de 200 ciclistas van a participar en el “Ride to Recovery Texas Challenge” el lunes 16 de abril. Es un recorrido de 350 millas y siete días desde San Antonio hasta Arlington. Mucho de los partipantes son veteranos heridos en combate. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www. el-observador.com/category/national Tribu de la India protestan contra la apelacíon de una mina Cientos de indígenas dongria kondhs protestan contra la apelacíon de la mina de Vendata. Ellos dicen que la montaña es sagrada. Los Dongria Kondhs son reconicido como “el avatar del mundo real” porque estan luchando para su tierra ancestral. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/international

FREE BOX Free Spay/Neuter for Chihuahuas By Appointment Must reside in the following zip codes: 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122, 95127 Call (408) 262-2133 x380 (English) (408) 262-2133 x381 (Para espanol) YMCA Healthy Kids Day April 14 • 10:00am-12:00pm El Camino YMCA 2400 Grant Road Mountain View, CA The Papahugs band will also perform at 11:00am. 7th Annual Veteran and Their Familes Resource Fair April 14 • 9:00am-3:00pm Santa Clara Country Fairgrounds 344 Tully Road, San Jose (408) 993-0729 Save a life Saturday April 14 • 9:00am, 11:00am, 2:00pm • Centennial Recreation Center, 171 W Edmunson Ave. Morgan Hill • Free training sessions in basic first aid and CPR. How to Prevent Forclosure Workshop April 14 Cupertino Chamber of Commerce, 20230 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino

4th Annual Free Prom Dress Shopping Days April 14 • 10:00am-4:00pm Teen Center 301 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA Companies for Conservation Earth Day Mixer April 18 • 6:00pm-8:00pm Sheraton San Jose Hotel 1801 Barber Lane Milpitas • Meet and greet local business owners. RSVP (408) 351-3610 Cal Fresh: Free Food for people in need April 19 • 6:00pm-8:00pm Campbell Library 77 Harrison Ave., Campbell, 408-866-1991 • Must bring: proof of income, social security number, proof of income, proof of housing expenses Senior Scam Stopper Seminar April 20 1:00pm-3:00pm First Congregational Church 1980 Hamilton Ave. San Jose, CA Info: (408) 282-8920

April 13-15 • Friday and Saturday nights at 8pm with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30pm. Tickets are $30 - $100 with discounts for students, seniors and groups. The Saturday afternoon program is a Discount Matinee priced at $20 - $70 • San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose 408.288.2800. Ballet San Jose’s PROGRAM TWO includes four Company Premieres (two of which are also Bay Area Premieres), Jessica Lang’s pas de deux, Splendid Isolation III, and Stanton Welch’s Clear will be making their first appearances on the Bay Area stage. Joining them as Ballet San Jose Company Premieres is George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante and Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1. Spanish Storytime Fridays • 4:00pm – 5:00pm Fremont Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont (510) 745-1414 Sustianable Vegetable Gardening Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm Guadalupe River Park and Gardens Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose • 408-298-7657 Our Lady of Refuge Mass Schedule 8:00am Vietnamese 10:00am Spanish Noon English Beginning February 26 2165 Lucretia Ave., San Jose Mexicanismo through Artists Eyes March 30- Septemeber 23 Tues - Sun 11:00am - 5:00pm San Jose Museum of Art 110 S. Market Street, San Jose 408-271-6840 Program of Premieres Ballet San Jose April 13-15, Showtimes vary per day • San Jose Center for Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose Purchase tickets: (408)-288-2800 or online at www. balletsj.org Cambodian New Year Festival 2012 April 14 • 3pm-12:00am Unify Event Center 765 Story Road, San Jose (408) 667-4015 • Free admission from 3pm-7pm • $20 admission after 7pm.

Nature Photography 101 April 14th • 9:00am-12:00pm The Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Vistor & Education Center 438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose $10 members, $15 non-members Register at www.grpg.org San Jose Taco Festival of Innovation April 14 • 11:00am-5:00pm 1650 Senter Road, San Jose Tickets: $5-$10 • (408) 800-6825 San Jose Fantasy Faire April 14-15 • 10:00am-6:00pm Guadalupe River Park 494 West Santa Clara Street Santa Clara • Ticket prices depend on age • (415) 354-1773 The Greening of Cuba Film April 16 • 7:00pm-9:00pm San Jose Peace and Justice Center 48 South 7th Street, San Jose Film profiles Cuban farmers and scientists working to reinvent a sustainable agriculture. Code Pink Film Showing: Bahrain, Shouting in the Dark April 17 • 7:00pm-9:00pm San Jose Peace and Justice Center 48 South 7th Street, San Jose The film is an award winning documentary that tells the story of the uprising in Bahrain. Spring Farm Tour April 19 • 10:00am- 1:00pm • $5 (Last Entrance 12:30pm) Deer Hollow Farm, 7550 Saint Joseph Avenue, Los Altos (650) 903-6430

Scholarship Fundraiser and Celebration April 20 • 5:30pm-7:30pm MACLA 510 S. First St. San Jose Guided Night Hike April 20 • 7:30pm-9:00pm Hidden Villa 26870 Moody Road Los Altos Hills (650) 949-8650 • Tickets: $7 Purchase tickets: www.hiddenvilla. org/event-signup?eventid=1477 San Jose Children’s Faire April 21 • 10:30am-3:30pm Children’s Discovery Museum San Jose, 108 Woz Way, San Jose Santa Clara Schools Foundation Professional Wrestling Fundraiser April 21 • 4:30pm 1380 Rosalia Avenue Sunnyvale • WWE wrestlers will perform along with other arts groups • Peterson Middle School Purchase tickets at wrestlingforsantaclaraschools.eventbrite.com Earth Day Fair April 22 • 11:00am-2:30pm Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Street Palo Alto Film Screening: Ubicate April 27 • Time: 5:00pm Escuela Popular Cafeteria 149 N. White Road • San Jose The film was created by and for Latino youth to explore themes such as abusive relationships, gender roles, and teen pregnancy.

Electronics Recycling Event April 28 • 9:00am-1:00pm Christa McAuliffe School 12211 Titus Avenue Saratoga Family Spring Parade April 28 • 12pm-3pm Downtown Mountain View Castro Street and Villa Street Mountain View (650) 903-6331 35th Annual NikkeiMatsuri April 29 • 9:30am-4:00pm San Jose Japantown Jackson Street, between 4th and 5th Streets, San Jose Silent Art Auction May 12 • 1:00pm-4:00pm Pomegranate Café 221 E. San Fernando St. San Jose This fundraiser will raise Money for the legal defense of Carlos Montes, a cofounder of the Brown Berets and activist. ArtHouse May 12 • 10am-4pm Downtown San Jose South 1st and Market Street Free admission. Day long festival of art-making, demos and performances. The Tech Museum After Hours 1st Wednesday of the month 6:00pm-10:00pm The Tech Museum 201 S. Market Street San Jose • (408) 294-8324

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Understand “Going Green”

There are too many who do not understand “Going Green” is essential to sustaining our lifestyle. Many advocate ‘going green’ without understanding the need to do all it takes to sustain the cycles of nature which are related and integrated to maintain, sustain and support life. Let’s begin with water which is a small molecule composed of two atoms of the element hydrogen and one of oxygen. There is an abundant amount of water in the oceans of the earth which are all connected to each other. Only a small portion of it is potable water which sustains life, both plant and animal. Without potable water humans die of thirst. Every day is the result of the earth’s 24 hour revolution which allows sunshine to impact all of its surface. Consider the eternity the sun’s rays were used by plant’s chlorophyll to combine water with carbon dioxide to produce carbohydrate such as cellulose while at the same time releasing oxygen and water. Cellulose is the macromolecule which makes up wood harvested from the earths forests. Other plants such as sugar cane produce sugars which humans enjoy. Today, too many consume food which provide sugars. Needed nutrients are extracted from our digestive tract which enable our bodies to maintain life in equilibrium with our environment. Many do not appreciate what happens every spring when all plants begin to form leaves which contain the chlorophyll systems which produce cellulose, sugars, fibers, etc.. that are essential to our body being able to maintain its life. The human body requires many special organic molecules which we call vitamins and proteins. Years ago sailors acquired scurvy when deprived of a simple vitamin which citrus fruits (lemons, oranges, and grapefruits) produce and provide. Certain plants such as beans and legumes

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As a society we must realize that all that we enjoy while alive has been recycled over eons of time have chlorophyll systems which ‘fix’ nitrogen into a biochemical form which our digestive system can assimilate for use in the many anabolic and catabolic reactions which continuously happen in our body. Why present all this wondrous detail? Because today we have so many human beings who take for granted these related cycles which produce potable water, edible and digestible carbohydrates along with sources of nitrogen, vitamins, and trace minerals (zinc, magnesium, iron, chromium, calcium, phosphorus, etc.) which are all integrated into the natural human physiological phenomenon which sustains life in equilibrium within the earth’s environment wherein we live, thrive and survive. Today, there is an emphasis on ‘going green” which is a good thing to do. As a society we must realize that all that we enjoy while alive has been recycled over eons of time in a thin atmospheric envelop composed of the gasses nitrogen, oxygen, helium, and water vapor. As a society engaged in an economy which exploits these natural materials this earth provides, we are becoming aware that we must recycle everything. It is possible to achieve 100% recycling if

we begin the effort to recover and reuse of iron, aluminum, silicon (glass), and all materials including tires, concrete, etc. Until recently much of our community’s refuse was dumped into landfills. We must engage in the effort to recycle and reuse essential materials which are needed to support life and its economy. We must understand that corporations did not produce the coal, crude oil, iron, lithium, magnesium, sulfur, nitrogen oxides, etc. which all are essential to life. And we must realize that the main source of energy on his earth is provided by the sun around which our earth rotates. It is for our own survival that our government must encourage, authorize and support the development of all those fermentation processes which convert carbonaceous materials into diesel oil, fuels and useful products. There exist many algae, molds, bacteria, and viruses which are involved in the transformation of carbonaceous materials, such as those processed by our sewage plants, back into methane (marsh gas) and propane…. which can be captured and piped to our homes for heating our homes and cooking our foods. Our society and its government must develop and refine the many biological processes which transform into useful products the waste currently discarded by our materialistic lifestyle. It is destructive to continue to be unaware of all that goes on about us which pollutes, contaminates and destroys the many ecosystems which are integrated into the one life-sustaining environment. Once we all become aware of what is going on that pollutes, contaminates and destroys essential ecosystems, we will do the right thing if we want to survive and thrive. That is want ‘gong green’ entails. Hilbert Morales is the Publisher of El Observador. Email him at: english.editor@el-observador.com

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EPA toma un paso clave hacia un futuro más limpio más saludable Adrianna Quintero Directora de La Onda Verde de NRDC y Voces Verdes

El anuncio de la administración de Obama y EPA que establecerá los primeros límites nacionales a la contaminación por carbono procedente de nuevas plantas de energía es una gran noticia para todo aquel que se preocupa por el aire limpio. También es una buena noticia para los Latinos. La contaminación de carbono provoca olas de calor más severas y empeora el calentamiento global contaminación que causa más ataques de asma y otras enfermedades respiratorias graves. También contribuye a los cambios de clima extremos incluyendo tormentas e inundaciones devastadoras y aumentos en el nivel del mar, otras graves amenazas a la vida humana y a la propiedad. Para los Latinos, que a menudo experimentan estos impactos de primera mano, esta norma es un paso definitivo en la dirección correcta.

El año pasado, publicamos el informe, Latinos y la contaminación del aire: Un llamado a la acción, que examinó el impacto de la contaminación del aire sobre la salud de los Latinos en Estados Unidos. Nuestro informe encontró que uno de cada dos latinos viven en condados que frecuentemente violan las normas de contaminación del aire para el componente principal del esmog, ozono. La contaminación de carbón contribuye al aumento de las temperaturas que empeoran el esmog causando más ataques de asma y permanentemente daña y reduce la función de los pulmones en los niños. Estos graves impactos a la salud se suman a los impactos que afectan a muchas comunidades latinas como las sequias, incendios arrasadores y las olas de calor como resultado del cambio climático y pronto se revelan una imagen más clara de por qué esta regla es tan importante para la comunidad hispana. Por eso varias organizaciones Latinas están demostrando su apoyo por

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las nuevas normas de carbono reconociendo que la EPA está llevando a cabo su cargo bajo la ley de aire limpio—y exigiendo que las centrales eléctricas utilicen la más moderna tecnología para reducir la contaminación por carbono. Y mientras esta regla sólo se aplica a las nuevas centrales eléctricas, la ley de aire limpio requiere que el gobierno fije límites para las centrales existentes y la actual propuesta de la EPA reconoce esta responsabilidad. Lo que necesitamos ahora es mostrar nuestro firme apoyo a esta propuesta e instar a la EPA a actuar con rapidez para reducir la contaminación de carbono peligroso procedente de nuestras centrales existentes. Muchos poderosos intereses serían felices de ver fallar esta propuesta. Así que es crítico que nosotros los latinos sumemos nuestra voz a este llamado para plantas de energía más limpias. Nuestras comunidades necesitan los nuevos empleos y mejores oportunidades.

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County Pest Management Model for the Nation Program Receives Shining Star Award from United States Environmental Protection Agency SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA

The County of Santa Clara Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program has recently received the 2012 PestWise Shining Star Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The award was presented at the 7th International IPM Symposium, Memphis, TN. “The County of Santa Clara is honored to receive this award,” said Supervisor Liz Kniss, who, along with community members, championed development of a County IPM program. “Since our IPM program began, pesticide use has been significantly reduced in all County facilities, landscapes and parks. This is one of the commitments the Board of Supervisors has made for a safer environment and a healthier community.” In 2002, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors adopted an IPM ordinance to provide sustainable solutions for pest control on County properties. In the same year, a pilot project was launched at Ed Levin County Park, one of the 27 County parks, to eliminate use of conventional pesticides. As of 2010, 20 County parks, a total of 28,000 acres of land, were using non-chemical methods for maintenance such as chips, disk, flail, hand hoe, slope and turf mow and weed barriers. In the remaining seven parks, pesticides use also has been reduced to 0.07%. Other achievements by the County IPM program

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include the following: • Since 2008, pesticides have been eliminated from urban landscapes around County complexes. • Since 2002, pesticides have been eliminated from use in County owned ponds, lakes, creeks as a method for controlling aquatic weeds. • The three County-operated airports have not used any pesticides since 2007. • Significant reduction in the use of pesticides in the County’s right-of-way weed control. As of 2010, 83% of County roads right-of-way weed control is managed non-chemically. “Some sustainable trends take time to establish themselves while others set down roots in the marketplace and grow quickly. In both long and short term results, the County IPM program has made a paradigm shift in how we look at pests and a pesticide free environment,” said Naresh Duggal, County IPM Manager. “During the past ten years, the County IPM program has gained wide publicity, for its uniqueness and innovations, across the world and we are very pleased that US EPA has recognized our efforts.” In 2009, the County received International IPM Recognition Award at the 6th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium in Portland, OR. The County was also recipient of Green California Leadership Award 2009 and California IPM Innovator for Year 2005.

March rains gave water supply outlook a boost

Richard P. Santos Santa Clara Valley Water District

Do we have enough water? As a board member for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, I can tell you the answer is complicated. The bad news is that this year is shaping up to be San José’s driest ever with only 4.65 inches of rainfall measured to date, beating out the 1877 low which was just 4.82 inches. The good news is that thanks to last year’s heavy rains, our groundwater storage levels are normal. So, it is unlikely that the board will need to call for any mandatory water use reductions. Groundwater and local surface water are the region’s original sources of water supply. Groundwater is water found in aquifers, below the ground surface. Water seeps through the surface of the earth and, in much the same way that water saturates a sponge, fills the cracks and pores of sand and gravel layers beneath our feet. We use the same system of percolation ponds that were developed in the early 1900s. These minilakes are seen along creeks throughout the county and are vital to “recharging” the groundwater basin. Currently, groundwater accounts for about 40 percent of our water supply. To meet the needs of our region, we also rely heavily on imported water for 55 percent of our water supply. When the Sierra Nevada snow pack begins to melt, it travels through waterways into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (Delta) and is then imported through

an intricate network of pipelines and canals into Santa Clara County for storage in one of our 10 local reservoirs and treatment at one of our three water treatment plants. While we rely heavily on imported water, our supply is not guaranteed. Regulations to protect the ecosystem and fish species have resulted in restrictions on pumping water. Our imported supply is also affected by the weather. A low snowpack level can cause the Department of Water Resources to place restrictions on the amount of imported water we receive, and this year’s snowpack is only 55 percent of normal. When those restrictions are combined with pumping restrictions on the Delta they can have a major effect on

our imported water supply. That’s why we must all do our part to use water wisely. Today, we use 15 percent less water than we did in 1990, though our population has grown by 300,000 people. To help our customers save 20 gallons a day, we offer more than 20 programs and services to help residents and businesses use water more efficiently. We actively maintain and protect our groundwater basin, storing water underground during wet years for use during dry years. Last year alone, we were also able to “bank” 70,000 acre-feet of water outside of our county. That’s nearly as much as we have stored in all of our 10 reservoirs combined. In addition, we are teaming with the city of San José

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to construct a state-of-theart advanced water purification facility to expand our use of locally sourced recycled water, which currently provides 5 percent of our local water supply. By using recycled water for industrial, landscaping and agricultural irrigation, we are able to save our drinking water supplies. I firmly believe that with extensive planning and preparation, along with the smart water use by the residents and businesses of Santa Clara County, we will be able to continue to meet the water supply demands of our ever-growing region. For more information on our conservation programs and services or for a detailed report on our water supply, please visit www.valleywater.org


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Centenario del hundimiento del Titanic: un triste recordario de que nadie esta exento de percances al viajar NEW YORK, — Este 14 de abril se cumplirán cien años del hundimiento del trasatlántico Titanic, cuando en la madrugada del 14 de abril de 1912, mostró no ser infalible como se creía. Ese, como otros desastres marítimos, de aviación y terrestres, es el permanente peligro para los varios tipos de viajeros. Afortunadamente, existen seguros para viajeros que ofrecen una valiosa protección contra los imponderables, asistencia durante las emergencias en el trayecto y reintegro de las pérdidas financieras que pudieran surgir, indica el Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). La mayoría de los seguros de viajes incluye tres coberturas básicas: 1. Cancelación, interrupción o retraso del viaje. Le provee de protección en caso que necesite cancelar su viaje debido a enfermedad o muerte en la familia, mal tiempo, equipaje que resulte retrasado o cualquier otra circunstancia que esté especificada en el cuerpo de la póliza. Del mismo modo, si usted como viajero, o alguien más que esté

Desastres como el del Titatic, nos recuerda que afortunadamente existen seguros para viajeros. viajando con usted, resulta lesionado o se enferma durante el viaje, el seguro de viaje puede reembolsarle la porción del trayecto que no utilice. Es posible que existan exclusiones, como por ejemplo, enfermedades que se consideran una condición preexistente, así que lea con cuidado su póliza. Además, algunas pólizas de seguro también incluyen una indemnización del costo del viaje contratado si el operador del tour o del crucero que usted adquiera

se declara en bancarrota y usted no recibe reintegro de lo que pagó por adelantado. Siempre lea su póliza para determinar exactamente qué está adquiriendo y cuánta protección financiera obtendrá para cada cosa.

ciones de incertidumbre en el lugar de destino, como serían desastres naturales, epidemias, tumultos civiles o levantamientos militares y situaciones similares que pudieran presentarse en el lugar de destino.

Algunas empresas, por un costo adicional, pudieran incluir una cláusula conocida como de “cancelación por cualquier razón”, que inclusive le da protección o entra en efecto si los viajeros deciden cancelar el viaje por temor a situa-

2. Seguro médico de viajeros y de evacuación médica. Esta cobertura se utiliza en caso que el viajero se enferme o lesione mientras viaja y necesita ser rescatado o trasladado por servicio aéreo, por ejemplo, en caso de resultar lesionado mien-

tras esquía o hace montañismo, o si necesita permanecer por un tiempo largo o indefinido en un hospital fuera de los Estados Unidos. Así mismo, incluye cobertura de traslados si el asegurado resulta seriamente lesionado que requiera ser trasladado de urgencia a su ciudad de residencia para recibir los servicios médicos necesarios. Considere que algunas aerolíneas exigen que los pacientes severamente enfermos o lesionados viajen en una camilla acompañados de un médico o enfermera, lo que significa que deberá pagar por varios asientos en el avión y resultar sumamente costoso. Con un seguro de viajeros que incluya esta cobertura, los costos de estos gastos inesperados a menudo suelen ser reembolsados. 3. Asistencia las 24 horas diarias para el viajero. Este servicio suele incluir el apoyo logístico par encontrar médicos o tratamiento médico de emergencia en ciudades o países fuera de su residencia regular, coordinar la estadía de los acompañantes del enfermo, contactar a los familiares o cualquier

otra asistencia de emergencia que pudieran requerirse debido a una lesión o enfermedad durante el viaje. Existen otras coberturas útiles para los viajeros, como la de efectos personales que indemniza las pérdidas económicas por el extravío, daño, destrucción o retraso del equipaje; y la cobertura por Fallecimiento o Muerte Accidental, sea para el viajero o para quienes estén viajando con éste. El costo del seguro de viajes está basado en la edad del viajero, las coberturas que seleccione y el costo del viaje. En promedio, una póliza estándar de seguros de viajeros suele costar entre un 5% y un 7% del costo del viaje. Antes de salir de viaje revise su cobertura de su seguro de salud personal y conozca si ofrece cobertura en otro país o ciudad. Muchas personas se encuentran ante la desagradable sorpresa que sus seguros de salud no proveen cobertura una vez ellos se encuentren en aguas internacionales y pudieran no cubrirle en caso de una evacuación médica.

Knowing Which Financial Records to Save, Toss Jason Alderman Visa Financial Education

Many people hold onto mounds of receipts and account statements because they’re not sure when to toss them. (By toss, I mean shred – don’t give identity thieves any ammunition.) Here’s when you wouldn’t want to lack proper documentation: • If audited by the IRS you must be able to justify deductions, charitable contributions, income, etc. • Track stock and fund transactions so when you sell you’ll only be taxed on profits above the purchase amount.

• To claim tax credits/ deductions for home improvements, such as energyefficiency upgrades or for medical reasons. • If you make nondeductible (after-tax) contributions to an IRA or 401(k), to prove you’ve already paid taxes on the amount. • Your heirs will need your financial documents to settle your estate. The IRS has several periods of limitations during which you can be asked to produce records proving income, deductions or credits you claimed:

• Normally, they have up to three years after your tax return to request documentation.

to be safe. These records include: • W-2 and 1099 income forms.

• Investment statements (stocks, bonds, mutual funds retirement accounts, etc.)

• Year-end bank and brokerage statements showing interest earned.

IRS Form 552 contains detailed instructions on what to save and for how long (www.irs.gov).

• If you file a claim for losses from worthless securities, it’s seven years.

• Receipts, cancelled checks or other proof of payment for deducted expenses.

Hold onto certain documents for even longer than IRS audit requirements. For example:

• If you don’t file a return or file a fraudulent return, there is no statute of limitations.

• Home purchase or closing statements, insurance records and receipts for improvements.

• Keep records for investments and major assets at least as long as you own them.

So, you should probably hold onto back-up documentation for seven years,

• Homeowners, car and medical insurance claim payouts.

• Save records and tax forms relating to retirement accounts, at least until

• However, if you failed to report income that is more than 25 percent of the gross income on your return, they have six years.

you’ve drained their balances. • Toss monthly and quarterly loan statements after receiving year-end summaries, but always retain final payoff notices in case the loan erroneously goes into collection and you need proof. • Save all tax returns and attachments (Schedules, W-2 form, etc.) indefinitely. The same goes for hard-toreplace personal documents such as birth, marriage and death certificates, divorce, adoption and military discharge papers, will, power of attorney, etc.


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Recetas al estilo sureño, apetitosas y con productos cultivados en Georgia Ambrosía estival de Georgia

Un importante estudio realizado por científicos afiliados con el Instituto MIND de UC Davis ha encontrado fuertes vínculos entre la obesidad y la diabetes maternal y la posibilidad de tener un hijo con trastorno del espectro autista (TEA) u otro trastorno del desarrollo.

Ingredientes para 8 personas 2 melocotones maduros de Georgia, pelados, sin hueso, cortados en rodajas de 1/2 pulgada 3 tazas de cubitos de sandía 1 1/4 t azas de arándanos frescos, limpios 2 mangos maduros, pelados, sin hueso, cortados en dados

El estudio, que investigó la relación entre enfermedades metabólicas maternales y el riesgo de trastornos del desarrollo neurológico, mostró que las madres obesas eran 67 por ciento más propensas a tener un hijo con TEA que las madres de peso normal sin diabetes ni hipertensión, y más del doble de probabilidades de tener un hijo con otro trastorno del desarrollo.

1 taza de coco endulzado (tostado, opcionalmente) 1/3 taza de jugo de limón recién exprimido 1 1/2 c ucharada de Grand Marnier o Triple Sec 4 cucharaditas de miel Una pizca de sal gruesa 1 taza de nueces pecán, troceadas En un bol grande, mezcla la fruta. En un bol pequeño, bate el jugo de limón, el Grand Marnier, la miel y la sal. Vierte la mezcla de lima sobre la fruta y mezcla para cubrirla. Tapa la fruta y refrigérala durante 30 minutos como máximo.

Tilapia rebozada en panko con salsa de sandía de Georgia, nueces pecán y cebolla Vidalia Ingredientes para 4 personas Salsa: 1 taza de melocotones frescos troceados, cortados en dados de 1/4 pulgadas 3/4 t aza de sandía troceada, cortada en dados de 1/4 pulgadas 1/3 taza de cebolla Vidalia picada, cortada en dados de 1/8 pulgadas 1/2 t aza de pepino inglés, sin semillas, cortado en dados de 1/4 pulgadas 1 pimiento jalapeño mediano, en rodajas longitudinales, sin semillas, bien picado 3 cucharadas de jugo de limón recién exprimido 1 1/2 c ucharada de aceite de oliva virgen extra, 1 cucharada de cilantro picado

Sal gruesa y pimienta recién molida, al gusto Tilapia: 4 filetes de tilapia de 6 onzas 1/2 t aza de harina para todo uso 1 cucharadita de pimentón dulce 1/4 cucharadita de cayena 2 huevos, ligeramente batidos 1 1/4 t azas de panko (pan rallado japonés) Sal gruesa y pimienta negra recién molida Aceite vegetal o de colza para freír Prepara la salsa unas horas antes mezclando todos los ingredientes en un bol. Salpimienta al gusto y a continuación tápala y refrigérala hasta su uso. Para preparar el pescado, dispón tres cuencos poco profundos como bandejas para tarta. En el primero, coloca la harina, el pimentón dulce y la cayena mezclándolo todo

bien. En el segundo, coloca los huevos batidos. En el tercero, coloca el panko. Vierte casi 1/4 pulgada de aceite en una sartén grande. Ponla a fuego medio hasta que esté bien caliente. Salpimienta los filetes abundantemente por un lado. Pasa cada filete, uno a uno, primero por la harina condimentada, después por el huevo y finalmente por el panko, retirando con cuidado el exceso después de cada paso. Coloca cuidadosamente uno o dos filetes en la sartén sin agolparlos. El aceite debería cubrir hasta casi la mitad del grosor del pescado. Fríe los filetes hasta que estén dorados, dándoles la vuelta una vez, aproximadamente 2 minutos por cada lado. Coloca el pescado en un plato con papel absorbente. Repite el mismo proceso con los demás filetes. Coloca el pescado en unas fuentes y cúbrelo con la cantidad de salsa deseada.

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La obesidad, la diabetes asociada con el autismo, otros trastornos de desarrollo SACRAMENTO, Ca

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Se reveló que las madres con diabetes eran 67 por ciento más propensas a tener un hijo con demoras de desarrollo que las madres sanas. Sin embargo, la proporción de madres con diabetes que tuvieron un hijo con TEA fue más alta que en madres sanas pero sin alcanzar relevancia estadística. El estudio también reveló que los niños con madres diabéticas que tenían TEA eran más discapacitados -tenían mayores deficiencias en la comprensión y producción del lenguaje y la comunicación adaptativa--que los niñosconTEAdemadressanas. Sin embargo, aun los niños sin TEA de madres diabéticas mostraron impedimentos de socialización además de impedimentos de comprensión y producción del lenguaje, cuando comparados con los niños sin TEA de mujeres sanas. Los niños sin TEA de madres con cualquiera de las enfermedades metabólicas mostraron deficiencias moderadas en la solución de problemas, comprensión y

producción del lenguaje, y en aptitudes motoras y sociales. Más de un 60 por ciento de mujeres en EE.UU. en edad de tener hijos tiene sobrepeso; 34 por ciento son obesas; y 16 por ciento tiene síndrome metabólico. Cerca de un 9 por ciento de mujeres en EE.UU. en edad de tener hijos son diabéticas, y más de un 1 por ciento de los embarazos en EE.UU. sufrieron complicaciones por hipertensión crónica. En California, donde se realizó el estudio, 1.3 por ciento de las mujeres tenía diabetes tipo 2, y 7.4 por ciento diabetes gestacional. El trastorno del espectro autista se caracteriza por impedimentos en interacción social, deficiencias comunicacionales y conductas repetitivas y generalmente viene acompañado de discapacidad intelectual. Se estima que 1 en 88 niños en EE.UU. tienen otro trastorno del desarrollo, que incluye otros trastornos que provocan discapacidad intelectual. El estudio incluyó 1,004 pares de madre/hijo de distinta procedencia registrados en el Estudio de Riesgos Genéticos y Ambientales de Autismo en los Niños (CHARGE), la mayoría de ellos viviendo en el norte de California, con un pequeño grupo en Los Ángeles. Los niños eran de entre 24 y 60 meses de edad, nacidos en California y vivían con por lo menos un padre biológico que hablaba inglés o español. Había 517 niños que tenían TEA; 172 que tenían otros trastornos de desarrollo pero no TEA; y 315 que estaban desarrollándose normalmente. Los participantes fueron inscriptos entre enero del 2003 y junio del 2010. Los científicos obtuvieron información médica y demográfica de las madres y sus hijos usando el estudio CHARGE, una encuesta te-

lefónica, los archivos de nacimiento de los participantes del estudio y las historias clínicas. Las enfermedades metabólicas principales de interés eran diabetes gestacional y diabetes tipo 2. Las mujeres fueron consideradas diabéticas si la enfermedad estaba indicada en las historias clínicas o si la respuesta durante las encuestas telefónicas había sido “sí” a las preguntas “¿Le dijo alguna vez un médico o enfermero durante su embarazo que tenía diabetes gestacional?” o “¿Le dijo su médico en algún momento antes de quedarse embarazada que usted tenía diabetes [tipo2]?”. El mismo lenguaje se usó para obtener información sobre la hipertensión. El IMC se calculó usando la altura y el peso antes del embarazo de las historias clínicas o encuestas telefónicas. El estudio también examinó el vínculo entre la hipertensión y el TEA o trastornos del desarrollo. La preponderancia de la presión arterial alta fue baja en todos los grupos, pero más del doble de altas entre las madres de niños con TEA o demoras del desarrollo que entre madres de niños con desarrollo normal, aunque la revelación no alcanzó relevancia estadística. Los análisis de las capacidades cognitivas de los niños revelaron que, entre los niños con TEA, los niños de madres con diabetes mostraron menor desempeño en las pruebas de lenguaje expresivo y receptivo y aptitudes de comunicación de la vida diaria comparados con los niños de madres sanas. Y la presencia de toda enfermedad metabólica fue asociada con resultados más bajos en todas las pruebas entre los niños sin TEA. Para mayor información, visite www.ucdmc. ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute.


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Un camino hacia el éxito para los estudiantes latinos NAPSM

Hay buenas noticias para los estudiantes hispanos de secundaria que quieren cursar estudios universitarios. Hay un recurso que podría ayudar al desarrollo académico de los latinos y a mejorar sus posibilidades de éxito en los estudios superiores y más allá de la universidad. De hecho, muchos creen que los cursos avanzados del programa Advanced Placement (AP) pueden lograr eso y mucho más.

tarios y profesionales exitosos”, remarca Steve Colón, director ejecutivo del programa AP.

On April 11, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that 117 California public schools have been selected for the 2011-12 Title I Academic Achievement Awards.

Una estrategia para el éxito Un reciente informe del College Board indica que los estudiantes que pasaron un examen de AP en la escuela secundaria tienen mayor éxito académico en la universidad y tienen una mayor posibilidad de obtener un título universitario.

“Además de los beneficios académicos y económicos, los cursos AP pueden motivar a los estudiantes a que tengan mayor confianza en sí mismos y a que se vean como estudiantes universi-

Investigaciones también indican que los estudiantes minoritarios y de bajos recursos que obtienen un puntaje de 3 ó más en un examen AP tienen mayores posibilidades de obtener no-

Academic Achievement Awards For Schools SACRAMENTO

Se ofrecen clases de 34 materias y cada curso termina con un examen riguroso. Tomar estos cursos es frecuentemente una manera de demostrar a los oficiales de admisión a las universidades que los estudiantes han tomado las clases más difíciles.

Los cursos AP están diseñados para que los estudiantes aprendan a pensar críticamente, a que construyan razonamientos sólidos y vean múltiples facetas de un problema; son aptitudes que preparan para tener éxito en la universidad y en la vida.

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Estudiantes que toman exámenes AP de ciencias tienen mucha mayor posibilidad de obtener titulos en ciencias fisicas. tas más altas en la universidad y un título universitario en cinco años. El College Board cree que estas noticias son muy significativas para los estu-

diantes latinos, dado que sólo el 19.2 por ciento de los latinos entre 25 y 34 años de edad han obtenido un título de asociado o un título universitario más alto. Una manera de reducir gastos Los cursos de Advanced Placement se ofrecen en más de 14,000 escuelas secundarias por toda la nación. Los estudiantes que obtienen un puntaje de 3 ó más en un examen AP pueden ser elegibles para obtener créditos universitarios o recibir una colocación avanzada. Esto tiene el potencial de acelerar el proceso de graduación y por lo tanto reducir el costo de la matrícula. Los cursos AP también aumentan la posibilidad de obtener becas. Un paso adelante en la ciencia También hay evidencia de que los estudiantes se pueden beneficiar de los cursos AP en las disciplinas de ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería y matemáticas.

“The progress being made at these schools, which serve our neediest students, should serve as a beacon of hope for California. At a time of fiscal crisis and economic uncertainty, they continue to improve, building a brighter future for their students,” Torlakson said. “Their accomplishments prove the value of investing in our schools, and I thank the hardworking parents, teachers, administrators and school employees at these campuses for their efforts.” The Title I Academic Achievement Award is given only to schools receiving federal Title I funds as authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Title I is the single largest federal educational program for K-12 public education. Title I funds assist schools in meeting the educational needs of students living at or below the poverty line. Of the more than 9,000 schools in California, more than 6,000 of them participate in the Title I program. The criteria to qualify for the Title I award have become more rigorous in recent years. To meet the criteria for this distinction, the school must demonstrate that all students are making significant progress

toward proficiency on California’s academic content standards. Additionally, the school’s socioeconomically disadvantaged students must have doubled the achievement targets set for them for two consecutive years. The Title I Achieving Schools will join the newly named 2012 California Distinguished Schools and the 2010-11 National Blue Ribbon Schools at award ceremonies held during the month of May in six different regions throughout the state. Additionally, each year the National Title I Association presents two National Title I Distinguished School Awards per state. The awards are given to one Academic Achievement Award winning school that has demonstrated exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years and to one Academic Achievement Award winning school that made the most progress in closing the achievement gap between student groups. Some of the schools recognized include: Santa Clara Alum Rock Union Elementary Donald J. Meyer Elementary Santa Clara Berryessa Union Elementary Laneview Elementary Santa Clara East Side Union High KIPP San Jose Collegiate Santa Clara FranklinMcKinley Elementary Franklin Elementary.


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Reemplace las bombillas viejas este Dia de la Tierra La manera en que se use la luz en su casa puede traer un esfuerzo a su billetera y al planeta. La agencia de proteccion del medio ambiente dice que si cada casa reemplaza una bombilla de luz con una de EnergyStar, podemos ahorrar suficiente energía para iluminar tres millones de casas por un año, reducir 600 millones en costos anuales de energía, y evitar nueve billones de las emisiones gaseosas de efecto invernadero. Piense en lo que puede evitar si cambia su foco por uno que es de energia eficiente.

Todos tenemos opciones para iluminacion eficiente.

Si usted ha oído de los terminos CFL, halogen y LED, entonces sabe que usted tiene opciones para iluminacion eficiente. Si no sabe cual es la corecta para usted, pase esta Dia de la Tierra aprendíendo de los diferentes tipos de bombillas y donde trabajan mejor en su casa. CFLs CLFs tienen una pequeña candidad de gas de mercurio que produce la luz ultravioleta. CFLs usan 75 por ciento menos energia que las bombillas incandescen-

tes y duran 10 veces mas. La única cosa es que las bombillas CFLs toman tres minutos para alumbrar más fuerte. Halógenos Las bombillas halógenos usan 28 por ciento menos energía que las bombillas incandescentes. Se usan las bombillas halógenos normalmente para las lámparas de lectura. Híbridos Híbridos evitan energía como las CFLs, pero brillan inmediatmente como las

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bombillas incandescentes. LEDs LEDs son pequeñas Fuentes de luz iluminadas por el Movimiento de electrones a traves del material semiconductor. LEDs son caras, pero duran más de dos decádas. Para más informacíon sobre la energía de iluminacíon eficiente y tambien una calculadora de ahorro de energía visita el sitio www. gelighting.com/lighttransforms.

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responsible energy choice in your home now by using natural gas, the cleanest burning fossil fuel.

It may be your dream to make a big impression on the world, but as far as the environment is concerned you’ll do everyone a favor by reducing your impact. In addition to recycling and composting, you can do your part for the planet by learning your carbon footprint and taking steps to improve it. A carbon footprint measures your contribution to global climate change, taking into consideration factors like the size of your house, the type of transportation you use, and the source of energy you use at home and work. You can calculate your carbon footprint online by visiting www.comfortableresponsible.org and clicking on “Carbon Calculator.” If you’re surprised by what you learn, don’t worry. You can make minor changes to your lifestyle that will reduce your carbon footprint (and save you money!). Here are some ideas to green your daily life: Turn It Off

caption There’s no reason to keep your electronics and appliances running when you’re not using them. You may find you prefer living in a house without the din of a constantly droning television set. Better yet, unplug your electronics. Some products consume energy even if they are just plugged into the wall, including chargers for your phone and camera. According to ENERGY STAR, the average U.S. household spends $100 per year to power devices that are off or in standby mode. Commute Green Walk or bike to your job

or school if you live close enough. You’ll do the planet a favor, as well as your health. If that’s not possible, consider taking public transportation or starting a carpool. You may find it convenient to share rides with neighbors who work close to you. At the very least, consider cars with greater fuel efficiency and avoid commute times that keep you idling in traffic. Choose Clean Energy Building the infrastructure to make renewable energy sources like wind and solar a reality will take years. But you can make a

When it comes to water heating, home heating, cooking, generators, and laundry, consider opting for natural gas. According to the Department of Energy, 90 percent of the natural gas delivered to your home is useful, as opposed to electricity, which loses more than two-thirds of its usable energy in its generation and transmission from the producer to your home. And the carbon footprint for a home using natural gas appliances, instead of electric appliances, is up to 46 percent smaller. Go Veg A United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization report found that the meat in our diets produces more greenhouse gases than transportation or industry. If you can’t forgo burgers for life, consider a day without meat here or there. Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t need to be painful. Little changes can go a long way.


COMMUNITY Earth Week: April 16-22

April 22, 2012, marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day ― a day intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The day came from reaction to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969. Collecting Waste $1.6 billion Estimated revenue for “hazardous waste treatment – radioactive waste” in 2010 for U.S. employer firms was up 36.0 percent from 2009. $715 million Estimated revenue for “residential nonhazardous recyclable collection services” in 2010 for U.S. employer firms was up 26.5 percent from 2009. $2.5 billion Estimated revenue for “building remediation services ― asbestos contamination” in 2010 for U.S. employer firms was up 22.8 percent from 2009. Heating and Cooling 2.2 million Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by wood in 2010, which is less than 2 percent of all homes. 38,010 Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by solar energy in 2010. 57.0 million Estimated number of occupied housing units across the country heated by utility gas in 2010, which is about half of all homes. 88%

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Earth Day: Urban Garden Expands

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Whether one knows it or not, the fruits and vegetables that we eat contain several chemicals that damage our natural resources and cause major health problems. Former San Jose State Students ,Amie Frisch and Mark Anthony Medeiros, wanted to find a way to produce food organically and also at an affordable price. “Both Mark and I loved to garden, but it was difficult for us to do so because we both lived in apartments,” Frisch said. “We began gardening in small little areas around San Jose with other college students. As time passed, we wanted to add more of the community including young people and families.” The two created Veggielution in 2008 and began looking for a space for everyone to garden in. They looked at churches, schools and other areas. “A friend of ours was working at Emma Prusch Farm Park and asked us if we wanted to take a look at the space that was available,” Frisch said. “We both knew this was exactly what we were looking for.”

Estimated percent of newly built single-family homes across the country with air-conditioning in 2010. In 1974, it was 48 percent.

The land that they were given for Veggielution was just less than two acres and there were many people who volunteered at once to help with the garden.

Commuting to Work 25.3 minutes

“Anyone in the community is welcome to help and volunteer,” Frisch said. “They don’t even need any gardening experience.”

Estimated average time for workers 16 years and older across the country spent getting to work in 2010, up from 25.1 minutes in 2009.

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Veggielution recently received approval from the City of San Jose to ex-

pand the farm to six acres. “This is an extremely exciting time for Veggielution,” Frisch said. “We could not have reached this point without help from the strong and growing network in this community that cares about our local food system.” The plan includes fruit orchards, an outdoor kitchen for cooking and nutrition classes, a permanent farm stand, a packing and cooling shed, an expanded greenhouse and shade house complex, and a mobile office. Veggielution will work with City staff on every step of the implementation. In 2010 and 2011 alone, Veggielution grew more than 35,000 pounds of vegetables, following sustainable farming principles and without the use of synthetic fertilizers or chemicals. The produce is given to volunteers for free after their labor during the farm’s near-daily workdays. It is also sold at low prices at the Saturday farm stand at Emma Prusch Park, donated to soup kitchens, and sold at local farmers markets and restaurants to support farm operations.

Volunteers are able to visit the farm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Veggielution has grown more than 35,000 pounds of vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes.

Veggielution empowers youth and adults from diverse backgrounds to create a sustainable food system in San Jose. The urban farm engages the community by providing access to healthy and local food, creating youth leadership opportunities, and developing creative solutions to social and environmental justice issues. For more information visit www.veggielution.org

Osvaldo Castillo is a contributor for El Observador. Email him at: elozzie2000@yahoo.com

Mark Anthony Medeiros (right) is Co-Founder and Farm Manager of Veggielution.


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y: A p r i l 41,502 Number of workers employed in nuclear electric power generation across the U.S. in 2009. 53,003 Number of workers employed in forestry and logging across the U.S. in 2009. Building a House 2,392 square feet The average size of a single-family house built in 2010, down from 2,438 square feet in 2009. $272,900 The average sales price of a new single-family home in 2010, up from $270,900 in 2009 but down from $313,600 in 2007. 9,000 The number of multifamily buildings built across the U.S. in 2010. Of these, 62 percent had at least five units. Watching Nature’s Fury 36.8 million The 2010 Census population (as of April 1, 2010) of the coastal portion of states stretching from North Carolina to Texas ― the area most threatened by Atlantic hurricanes. Approximately 12 percent of the nation’s population live in these areas. 15 The number of hurricanes to hit Florida’s Monroe County from 1960 to 2008, the most in the country. The 2010 population of 73,090 was down 8.2 percent from 2000. Lafourche Parish in Louisiana and Carteret County in North Carolina have each seen 14 hurricanes from 1960 to 2008. Lafourche’s population has risen 7.1 percent over the past decade while Carteret’s population has risen 11.9 percent.

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22, 2012

Veggielution: arrancando malas hierbas y sembrando para un futuro verde Cinthia Rodriguez El Observador

En el espíritu de la Semana de la Tierra, El Observador está emocionado en compartir una noticia realmente genial. La ciudad de San José ha aprobado la propuesta de Veggielution con un contrato a largo plazo para cultivar seis acres en Emma Prusch Farm Park. Para aquellos que no han oído hablar de Veggielution, se trata de una granja educativa de la comunidad que permite el acceso a productos sanos y cambia la forma de pensar sobre la comida. Veggielution fue fundada en 2008 por Amie Frisch y Mark Anthony Madeiros, un par de estudiantes interesados en jardinería. Ahora es un sistema sostenible de alimentos en San José. La granja sin fines de lucro se ha ampliado año con año gracias a la energía de miles de voluntarios, un amplio apoyo de la Ciudad de San José, y el generoso financiamiento de cientos de donantes y fundaciones. “Es una gran oportunidad para Veggielution de poder expandirse y también para poner la tierra cruda en buen uso para crear una cosecha para los ciudadanos de San José”, dijo Michael Burt, miembro de la mesa directiva de Veggielution. La ampliación a seis acres, permitirá a que Veggielution aumente sustancialmente su producción de verduras y frutas frescas para todos los residentes de Santa Clara. En los próximos años, Veggielution necesitará tres veces más voluntarios y de financiamiento considerablemente para desarrollar las operaciones de la granja y

de muchos programas de la comunidad educativa. “Yo hago una gran cantidad del deshierbe, siembro, y ahora mismo con instalación de irrigación”, dijo Linda Poon, voluntaria que empezó ayudar y a la misma vez cumpliendo con los requisitos de una clase. “Tengo la oportunidad de hablar con la gente que le gusta estar al aire libre y ensuciarse las manos, es lo que más me gusta.” En el 2010 y el 2011, Veggielution produjo más de 35,000 libras de vegetales, siguiendo los principios de agricultura sostenible y sin el uso de fertilizantes sintéticos o químicos. Los productos se entregan gratuitamente a los voluntarios después de su trabajo durante días laborables en la granja. La cosecha también se vende a precios bajos los sábados, se donan a los soup kitchens, y se venden en los mercados de agricultores y restaurantes locales.

El diseño propuesto para la amplificación de la granja, fue preparado por el arquitecto paisajista local Bruce Hill en consulta con los miembros de Veggielution, incorpora elementos del Plan Maestro de Emma Prusch Farm Park de 1972 además de las sugerencias de la comunidad. El plan incluye plantaciones de árboles frutales, una cocina al aire libre para clases de cocina y nutrición, un puesto permanente, un estacionamiento, una cubierta con sombra, un invernadero ampliado, y una oficina móvil. Veggielution trabajará con empleados de la Ciudad en cada paso de la implementación. “Estás afuera, no estás de pie sirviéndole comida a la gente, estamos ayudando al medio ambiente”, dijo Jordan Green, estudiante de San Jose State University.

Cinthia Rodriguez is the Editor of El Observador. Email her at: spanish.editor@el-observador.com

Photo credit: Reynaldo Barrioz

Working in the Nuclear and Forestry Fields

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Angela Chen, a pre-veterinarian student at SJSU gains valuable experience as a volunteer working with the livestock.


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ARTS & CULTURE

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APR 6 - APR 12, 2012

YOUNG ARTISTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA

Twenty-one young artists in grades 1-8 recently received scholarships for summer study at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA). Recipients come from the 21 schools throughout Silicon Valley where CSMA provides Art4Schools, a weekly, hands-on, skill-building program that reaches thousands of children annually at public and private schools. Art teachers nominated students based on talent, dedication and focus in their weekly art classes. “These scholarships allow children to continue their arts education by choosing a class or art camp to attend at CSMA during the summer or next school year,” said CSMA Art School Director, Linda Covello. “Children build on what they have been learning throughout the year in

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) visual arts scholarship winners - 2011-12. Photo Courtesy: CSMA.

their art class at their local school and continue to develop skills and express their creativity while having a wonderful summer

art camp experience.” With these scholarships, Covello said, we are able to acknowledge and encourage the cre-

ative expression and artistic interests of these students. The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) at Finn Center is a regional center for arts education committed to providing Arts for All, regardless of age, level, background or economic means. Since its founding in 1968, the

school has grown to become the largest non-profit provider of arts education programs in Silicon Valley and is among the 10 largest schools of its kind in the nation. In keeping with its commitment to accessibility, the school provides financial aid. Annually, CSMA reaches

more than 40,000 people of all ages. The school provides: classes, lessons and camps; concerts, lectures and exhibitions; and free community events. CSMA’s in-school programs (Art4Schools and Music4Schools) serve over 7,500 children at more than 30 schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, including schools in Mountain View, Los Altos/Los Altos Hills, Sunnyvale, San Jose, E. Palo Alto, Cupertino, and San Mateo. CSMA is located at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View. For information, see www.arts4all. org or call 650-917-6800.

The San Jose Learning Center Book Sale and Free Classes San Jose, Ca

The San Jose Learning Center will be hosting a huge $1 book sale for the public on April 22nd from 9:00am – 3:00pm. Come with the whole family for a beautiful day of fun at the Oaks Shopping Center - 21267 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino. There will also be a Farmer’s Market during the same day and time. All books, new and used, will be only $1! All are welcome to enroll for SJLC classes at the book sale. In addition to foreign language, fitness, and special interest classes, the school also offers 7 free classes. SJLC feels it is im-

portant to offer the community a free way to improve their professional skills during this stressful economy, as well as provide an outlet for people to relieve stress and explore new talents. The free classes are listed below and further details may be found online at www.SanJoseLearningCenter.com. To enroll, simply email Alicia @ Aforbrich@aol.com your name and contact info. “ESL for Chinese Speakers” – Starting May 5th, Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Length: 7 weeks. “Nutrition 101” – Date: May 12th, Time: 10:00am

– 2:00pm, Length: 1 Day. “Stress Management” Date: May 19th, Time: 10:00am – 11:30am, Length: 1 Day. “Financial Management” - Date: June 2nd, Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Length: 1 Day. “The Business of Intuition” - Date: June 9th, Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Length: 1 Day. “Into to Microsoft Office” – Fridays, May and June, Please see Website for Details Learn how to use MS software programs such as Microsoft Word, One Note, Excel, Powerpoint, Movie Maker.


APR 13 - APR 19, 2012

FASHION

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Out with the new, in with the old Juan Carlos Miranda Special to El Observador

Today we live in a world that treasures the new and is out with the old. Fashion styles and trends change so rapidly that sometimes it’s hard to keep up, not only to stay in style but to have the means to buy what’s trending so you won’t feel left out. Though we’d like to strive for individuality, we are all sheep who jump at the first opportunity to head to the mall to buy the latest dress Kim Kardashian wore to a movie night with her latest boyfriend—some sort of athlete I assume—but yet we say that we’re not followers. Not only that but, most of the time, we fail to see the damage we’re causing to our planet by consuming, because that is exactly what we all are, consumers. We buy the latest trend and discard of what we consider to be “old”. By doing so, we fill landfills and deplete our natural resources. How? Think about it, most fabrics are made out of fibers that come from different sources such as plants, animal hair, insects and even crude oil. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know it takes energy to create something and that something can’t be broken down by Mother Nature unless it’s biodegradable. Now, why am I talking about these issues? Well, it is important that we are all aware of our social responsibility to ourselves and our planet. However, you don’t have to give up your love for fashion in doing so. If you thought I was going to say to stop shopping then you’re cray-cray my friend, all I’m saying is there are a number of ways we can fill our fashion crave, help our planet and even our wallet. I don’t know if you remember but in a previous article I said that fashion recycles and I wasn’t wrong. Most of the styles we are seeing today were inspired

You don’t have to splurge a lot of money to buy the latest by previous trends. For example boat shoes, I remember my dad having a pair of those back when I was a kid. How about those Ray Ban aviator glasses? I recently got my pair. All these items were in style back in the day and they came back, and so in the spirit of Vintage fashion here are a few things we can do to do our part. First, raid grandma’s closet, if you’re anything like your grandma then you have a great sense of style and chances are you’ll find a few items you can use. You could find jewelry, clothes and even shoes. I was going through my adoptive grandma’s shoes the other day and came across a pair

of Chanel flats—too bad they weren’t men’s shoes or my size—so you never know what you’ll find. If your grandma was not that stylish to begin with then go to vintage clothing stores. If you have the time and patience you could find some really good stuff. I also think these stores are underrated because most of the stuff they sell, even though it has been previously worn, is really good quality and more durable. There is no shame in buying vintage, remember one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure, and I’m not talking about men. You could also take a drive down your neighborhood on the weekend and take

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a look at some of the yard sales people have. Sometimes people just want to get rid of some of their stuff that, for whatever reason, they no longer want. Who knows, maybe you’ll find really good items like my friend’s sister did. The other day she went to a few yard sales and was able to snag a real Louis Vuitton bag for a few bucks, and yes, it was real, with minor scratches and some wear but real. So take the time to really look and visit these places. You don’t have to splurge a lot of money to buy the latest when you can easily get it somewhere else, most of the time you’ll get a better quality product at a really good price. For more style tips, questions or comments, please contact Juan Carlos at dncngkng@yahoo.com


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VIBRAS

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APR 13 - APR 19, 2012

Time to grow for it: Homegrown on your own ARA

without the help of a fertilizer. Always follow label directions.

Who would have thought getting dirt under your fingernails would ever be considered one of the hottest trends going? According to Doug Jimerson, garden core director for Better Homes and Gardens, “growing your own fruits, veggies and herbs is something Americans are doing in record numbers this season.”

Growing for it Now that you’ve got an idea of the basics, it’s time to pick your plants. Start with transplants seedlings are way easier to get growing than seeds, so you’ll save loads of time and enjoy improved success. Be sure to pay close attention to plant tags, they’re packed with facts and details to help you successfully grow your plants.

“It’s cheaper to grow your own produce than buy it one $3 tomato plant will yield pounds of produce all season long,” Jimerson says. Eating foods grown in your own backyard means you won’t be contributing to the carbon footprint left behind by the “food miles” it takes to bring imported produce to your local grocers - so you’re helping the environment, too. Growing vegetables is easier than you think. Plan it properly, and you can enjoy a healthy, homegrown harvest from the fruits of your labor - without having to spend hours tending it. Gardening 101 Sunshine is sustenance Vegetables need at least six hours of full sun per day.

Here are some favorites to consider for your garden:

Tomatoes are the most popular, most-grown vegetable, and always a best bet. The easiest thing to do is to place your garden in full sunlight. Make sure it’s easily accessible for watering; if the garden is too far from your house it could get neglected. Check the last frost date in your region and wait until threat of frost is past before you begin planting.

No yard necessary - Gardening doesn’t require a lot of room - although if you have the space and time to go large, go for it!. For smaller yards, raised beds are an easy, low-maintenance option. Water relief - Water regularly, but avoid doing so

during the heat of the day when evaporation will diminish the effectiveness of irrigation. Water to wet the soil about 8 inches deep, but don’t over-water. Feed your food - All edible plants draw nutrients from the ground, and can quickly exhaust the soil

• Tomatoes - The most popular, most-grown vegetable, tomatoes are always a best bet. Disease-resistant Bonnie Original is a hardy, flavorful addition to any backyard garden. For containers or small spots, try Sweet n’ Neat, a prolific plant that sets fruit in grape-like clusters. • Basil - The perfect complement to tomatoes, basil works well in gardens and containers. New Greek Columnar Basil is particularly bountiful, as it grows high, leafs out densely and rarely flowers. The flavor blends

traditional basil with spicy overtones of cinnamon, allspice and cloves. • Bell peppers - Versatile, flavorful and nutritious, bell peppers are great raw snacks and make an awesome ingredient for a variety of cuisines. Harvest peppers when they’re green or red when the vitamin levels are higher. • Eggplant - Black Beauty is the quintessential eggplant with a deep purple, glossy skin and meaty texture, and thrives in hot weather. White-skinned varieties like Cloud Nine offer a sweeter, bitter-free flesh. • Mints - Easy-to-grow mints are available in traditional spearmint and peppermint and in more exotic flavors like Bonnie Plant’s new apple mint, orange mint and even chocolate mint, which has a flavor that echoes the classic Girl Scout cookie. Hefty harvest - The general rule: If it looks good enough to eat, it probably is. With many vegetables, the more you pick, the more the plant will produce. For more gardening tips, ideas and advice, visit www.bonnieplants.com.

Origines del Viernes 13 Mario Jiménez El Observador

Durante más de 7 siglos el Viernes 13 es considerado como un día de augurios misteriosos. Desde principios de la era cristiana, los obispos de Roma temian que algún día claudicaran sus dictámenes, tomaron la decisión de aniquilar a todo aquel que tuviera ideas contrarias a lo establecido por la religion que ellos profesaban. Siglos más tarde, hombres de ciencia, letrados y filósofos, formaron (La Orden de los Templarios), organización que supuestamente aún no revela del

todo secretos sobre la parte humana de Jesucristo. En la época medieval el Vaticano se vio en aprietos porque los caballeros del temple habían propagado creencias por toda Europa. En el siglo XIV, monarquías del viejo continente habían caído presas del infortunio, la austeridad comenzó a ahondar en sus arcas, entonces los templarios comenzaron a facilitarle préstamos, obteniendo dividendos y de paso inventando el mundo de los banqueros y economistas. Al observar el Papa Clemente V como avanzaban las obras de los templarios,

con la ayuda del rey Felipe IV, decidieron formular su extincion e hicieron planes para ello. El 11 de septiembre de 1307, Clemente V, comenzó a enviar misivas a toda Europa, llamaba a todos los guardianes de la iglesia a estar preparados para realizar una gran obra en nombre de Dios, se les pedía que abrieran los sobres el día viernes 13 de octubre. Al amanecer de ese día las cartas fueron abiertas en ellas, se proclamaba “un sueño revelador”, una visión en la cual el mismísimo Creador le pedía que extirpara a los templarios de la

tierra porque eran hechiceros, ensalmistas y sodomitas de juicio apóstata, que denigraban su creación, por ello debían ser quemados en la hoguera. Aquel día se inició la cacería y miles de personas fueron calcinadas, mutiladas y salvajemente asesinadas. Lo más triste del caso es que aquella abominable matanza fue ejecutada por motivaciones económicas y políticas. Por esa gran masacre del día viernes 13 de octubre de 1307, debido a la agonía de los miles de hombres que fueron asesinados en esa fecha, por ello se considera de muchos agüeros y augurios el día viernes 13.


APR 13 - APR 19, 2012

Lockout

Estrena en cines 13 de abril Una prisión de máxima seguridad en órbita alrededor de la tierra es el escenario para el mayor motín de todos los tiempos. 500 criminales – tan despiadados que lo más seguro es expulsarlos del planeta y mantenerlos congelados alli – tomarán el control de la prisión es-

pacial durante la visita de la hija del presidente de los Estados Unidos, y sólo un hombre posee la valentía y la habilidad para rescatarla en una misión casi suicida. El ex agente del gobierno Snow (Guy Pearce), acusado falsamente de cometer un crimen, tendrá la oportuni-

dad de ser perdonado, pero deberá aceptar una última misión: viajar al espacio, infiltrarse en la cárcel y regresar a salvo con Emilie (Maggie Grace), la hija del presidente que llega alli como periodista, decidida a demostrar las oscuras intenciones de la corporación que administra la cárcel.

Los Tres Chiflados Estrena en cines 13 de abril

Abandonados en el portal de una monja, Larry, Curly y Moe crecen clavandose los dedos, diciendo ñuk ñuk y guau guau guau hasta llegar a niveles inalcanzables de desventuras para cualquier cabeza de chorlito.

ENTERTAINMENT

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Decididos a salvar la casa de su infancia, solo Los Tres Chiflados pueden terminar enredados en una extraña conspiración de asesinato… y a la vez dar con una oportunidad para protagonizar un extremandamente exitoso reality show en la televisión.

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The Cabin in the Woods In theaters April 13

Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen. If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.

Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film stars are Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford. Lionsgate presents a Mutant Enemy production.


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LEGAL/CLASSIFIEDS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563429 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Tacos the king David’s, El Super Taco, 637 Jasper St., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Gerardo Gutierrez, 637 Jasper St., 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.) Gerardo Gutierrez April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/05/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563129 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, A & G Export, 954 Larkspur Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara Co. Gladys Jimenez, 954 Larkspur Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gladys Jimenez April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/28/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563049 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Jimenez Sound System, 4300 The Woods Dr., #2303, San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara Co. Fernando Jimenez, 4300 The Woods Dr., #2303, 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.) Fernando Jimenez April 13, 20, 27; May 4, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/27/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221973 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Khanh – Nha T. Nguyen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Khanh – Nha T. Nguyen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Khanh – Nha T. Nguyen aka Nha Khanh Thi Nguyen to Cindy Nha-Khanh Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/19/12 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. April 05, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 04, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV222332 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sarah Rae Hess, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sarah Rae Hess, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sarah Rae Hess to Scarlet Athena Rose. 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 07/03/12 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. April 11, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 04, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV222308 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Carrie Jean Esler, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Carrie Jean Esler, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Carrie Jean Esler to Carrie Jean Rollison. 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

07/03/12 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. April 11, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 04, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 111CV214559 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Julia Solis Garcia, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Julia Solis Garcia, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Julia Solis Garcia. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 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. April 04, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 04, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV222106 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Miguel U Morfin & Kristan L. Ramos, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Miguel U. Morfin & Kristan L. Ramos, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alexander Arthur Chandler-Morfin to Alexander Arthur Morfin b. Haydee Marie Chandler-Morfin to Haydee Marie Morfin. 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 06/26/12 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. April 09, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 04, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV222193 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Siu King lau & Pui Lin Lam, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Siu King Lau & Pui Lin Lam, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Man Ho Lam to (first) Kelvin (middle Man (last) Lam b. Man Hei Lam to (first) Jason (middle) Man (last) Lam. 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 06/26/12 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. April 10, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 04, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV222075 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yue Zhai, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Yue Zhai, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yue Zhai to Erica Zhai. 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 06/26/12 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. April 06, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 04, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com NO. 112CV222076 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chang Liu, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Chang Liu, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chang Liu to Cherry Liu. 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 06/26/12 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. April 06, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 04, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV222215 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Aisha Alaine Quaintance, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Aisha Alaine Quaintance has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Aisha Alaine Quaintance aka Aisha Alaine Guler to (first) Aisha (middle) Guler (last) Quaintance. 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 06/26/12 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. April 10, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 13, 20, 27; May 04, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562383 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, United Food Sales, 201 Los Gatos Blvd. #213, Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara Co. John Pengelly, 201 Los Gatos Blvd. #213, Los Gatos, CA 95032. 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.) John Pengelly April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/12/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563284 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Norcal Rent a Fence, Rentco Rent a Fence, Legacy Rent a Fence, 645 Horning St. Lot V, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Art Brotherton, 3140 Rubino Dr. #311, San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Art Brotherton April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/03/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563141 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, T.D. Towing and Transport, 1625 South 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Michael Doan, 481 N. 7th Street, Apt. #4, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/28/2012. “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.) Michael Doan April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/28/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563081 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Silver Star Properties, 2455Muirfield Way, Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. William Lara, 1455 Muirfield Way, Gilroy, CA 95020. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.)

William E. Lara April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/28/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221891 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Matteo Jin, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Matteo Jin, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Matteo (last) Jin to (first) Matteo (Last) Hernandez Jin. 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 06/19/12 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. April 04, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221814 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yuehui Wang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Yuehui Wang, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Catherine Xinyu Lu to Catherine Xinyu Li b. Leilani Xingue Lu to Leilani Xinyue Li. 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 06/19/12 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. April 03, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221690 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sang Woo Lee & Chungeun Kim, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Sang Woo Lee & Chungeun Kim, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hye Yeoun Lee to Grace Hyeyeoun Lee b. Ji Sub Lee to Noah Jisub Lee. 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 06/19/12 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. April 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221677 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Adriana Cisneros & Alfredo Amaya, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Adriana Cisneros & Alfredo Amaya, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Domenik (middle) Iztali (last) Amaya to (first) Domenik Iztali (last) Amaya Cisneros. 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 06/19/12 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. April 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221634 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victor Lim, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Victor Lim, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a

decree changing names as follows: a. Victor Lam Lim to Victor Lam Lao b. Maureen Chang Lim to Maureen Chang Lao c. Alex Jonathan Lim to Alex Jonathan Lao d. Justin Luis Lim to Justin Luis Lao. 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 06/12/12 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. April 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221630 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Stephen Doerr & Xena Doerr, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Stephen Doerr & Xena Doerr have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Ayden (middle) Senna (last) Costa Doerr to (first) Ayden Senna (middle) Costa (last) Doerr . 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 06/19/12 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. April 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221275 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Heather J. Natale Willis, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Heather J. Natale Willis, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Matthew Francis Willis to Matthew Francis Natale b. Jason Nicholas Willis to Jason Nicholas Natale. 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 06/05/12 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 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221161 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sarah Caitlin Cabaniss & Kathryn Cabaniss, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Sarah Caitlin Cabaniss & Kathryn Ann Cabaniss have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sarah Caitlin Cabaniss to Sarah Caitlin DeHaro b. Kathryn Ann Cabaniss to Kathryn Ann DeHaro. 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 06/05/12 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 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221036 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Deborah Salazar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Deborah Salazar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Xavier Noell Zamudio to Xavier Noell Zamudio Salazar. 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 06/12/12 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 21, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563105 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Tiny Red wagon Studio, 650 Castro St. Suite 120-358, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara Co. Anita Yuen, 938 Valencia Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040, Winnie Wong, 5616 Greenridge Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/05/2011. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Anita Yuen March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/28/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563026 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Friends of DPP, 13208 Peacock Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Frank Hong, 13208 Peacock Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/27/2012. “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.) Frank Hong March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/27/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562923 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Ruway, Ruway Crafts, 10218 Mira Vista Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Patricia Matienzo Leon, 10218 Mira Vista Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014, Markus Mock, 10218 Mira Vista Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by husband and wife registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/2011. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Patricia Matienzo Leon March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/23/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562797 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Mexican Fusion Bistro, 201 Gramercy #3, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Orlando Marquez, 201 Gramercy #3, San Jose, CA 95116, Jose G. Rodriguez, 201 Gramercy #3, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Orlando Marquez March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/21/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562732 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Imagine It Bakery, 1614 Pomeroy Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Cosmic Coffee Co. LLC., 1608 W. Campbell Ave., #201, Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by a limited liability company registrant began 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.) Cosmic Coffee Co. LLC. Jolunn Spinelli/Managing Member March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/20/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562667 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Universal Custom Kitchen and Glass Company, 580 Madera Ave, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Jose F. R. Moreno, 7217 Via Maria, San Jose, CA 95139. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/16/2012. “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.) Jose F. R. Moreno March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012.

APR 13 - APR 19, 2012 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/16/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562542 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, U-Tech Manufacturing, 472 Nelo Street, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara Co. Dung H.Le, 2855 Senter Rd., Space #3, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/14/2012. “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.) Dung H. Le March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/14/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562050 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Connect America, 4112 Monterey Hwy E-1, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Pedro Guzman Leyva, 3919 Seven Trees Blvd., San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/02/2012. “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.) Pedro Guzman Leyva March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/02/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221555 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hyun Jin Kim, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Hyun Jin Kim, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hyun Jin Kim to Angela Hyunjin 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 06/12/12 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 28, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221387 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Akash Deshpande & Lisa Deshpande, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Akash Deshpande & Lisa Deshpande, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Deep Patrick Deshpande to Patrick David Deshpande. 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 06/12/12 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 26, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221345 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tuoi Tan Pham & Nhung Thi Ho, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Tuoi Tan Pham & Nhung Thi Ho have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ngocdiep Thi Pham to Sophia Diep Pham b. Hongdiep Thi Pham to Emily Diep Pham. 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 06/12/12 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 26, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221249

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Andrea Nadales Martinez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Maria Andrea Nadales Martinez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Alexander (middle) Nadales (last) Martinez to (first) Alexander (last) Nadales Martinez. 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 06/05/12 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 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221273 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Frank Joe Martinez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Frank Joe Martinez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Frank Joe Martinez to Frank Joe Medina. 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 06/05/12 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 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221234 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zhen Sun & Heng Zhang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Zhen Sun & Heng Zhang, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Robin Sun to Hank Sun. 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 06/05/12 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 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221155 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anjelica Maria Villanueva Figueroa, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Anjelica Maria Villanueva Figueroa, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Anjelica maria (middle) Villanueva (last) Figueroa to (first) Anjelica (middle) Maria (last) Villanueva Figueroa. 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 06/05/12 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 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219877 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Wai Man Wong, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Wai Man Wong, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Wai Man Wong to Jasica Mavis Wong. 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.


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LEGAL/CLASSIFIEDS 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 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219844 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sara Caris, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sara Caris has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sara Caris to Sara Alix. 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 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219392 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gilda E. Medina, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Gilda E. Medina, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Martin Giovani Lara Jr. to Giovani Medina. 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 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219142 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yerania Vianey Valencia Rebollar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Yerania Vianey Valencia Rebollar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kaily Vianey Rodriguez Valencia to Kaily Vianey Valencia Rebollar. 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 March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561918 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Mobile City, 1143 Story Road Unit #199, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Parts Pro. Inc., 222 Burning Tree Dr., San Jose, CA 95119. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Parts Pro. Inc. Fardeen Mehboobi/President March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/28/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562640 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Rico’s Painting and Janitorial, 725 N 21st., Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Ricardo S. Huitron, 725 N 21st Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual

registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ricardo S. Huitron March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/16/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221005 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhulinh Thi Huynh, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Nhulinh Thi Huynh, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nhulinh Thi Huynh to Madison Lin Huynh. 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 06/05/12 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 20, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220753 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Manuel Pacheco, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Manuel Pacheco, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Manuel Pacheco to Ernest Pacheco Jr. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 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 16, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220534 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lanh Thi Tran, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Lanh Thi Tran, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lanh Thi Tran to Helen Lanh Tran. 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 13, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220413 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Teodora Mejia, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Teodora Mejia, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kamora Maya Campbell to Viviana Maya Campbell. 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 09, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012.

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WrestleMania Establece Records MIAMI, FLORIDA

La WWE anunció que WrestleMania XXVIII estableció tres récords. Con localidades agotadas y un público de 78.363 fans en 50 estados y 36 países, el gran espectáculo anual de la cultura pop se convirtió en el evento del estadio Sun Life con mayor cantidad de asistentes y con la mayor recaudación de la historia para un evento de entretenimiento. Con un ingreso de 8,9 millones de dólares, también fue el evento en vivo de mayor recaudación en la historia de la WWE. El evento se transmitió en todo el mundo a través de pay-per-view en más de 105 países y en 20 idiomas.

 El récord anterior de público en el estadio Sun Life fue de 77.912 para el Campeonato Nacional de la BCS en 2005. El evento de entretenimiento con mayor recaudación fue el recital de U2 del 29 de junio de 2011, que recaudó más

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Real Madrid toma ventaja, pero Barsa debe pensar en ganar: Villa

WrestleMania se esta convirtiendo en un exito. de 7,5 millones de dólares. WrestleMania XXVIII superó al evento del 25 aniversario de WrestleMania en Houston, que recaudó 7,2 millones de dólares. Este es el tercer año consecutivo en que WrestleMania rompe el récord de recaudación para eventos de entretenimiento del lugar donde se celebra.

 “WrestleMania XXVIII en el condado de MiamiDade fue un evento increíble para la WWE. La WWE quiere agradecer a sus fieles

fanáticos, así como también a los socios de los sectores público y privado por sus incansables esfuerzos para ayudar a que la Semana WrestleMania se convierta en un éxito de tal magnitud”, señaló John P. Saboor, vicepresidente senior de eventos especiales de la WWE. “Ahora esperamos con ansias poder acrecentar estos logros a medida que nos preparamos para Cristiano Ronaldo ayuda a Real Madrid dar un paso hacia la victoria. ir al estadio MetLife, donde se celebrará WrestleMania Notimex ganar nuestros partidos y lo llegar a la gente. Podría XXIX el año que viene”.
 esperar. El equipo está bien, decir muchas cosas, pero Barcelona se ve, no hace falta decirlo”. sólo diré, gracias”, comentó. El jugador de Barcelona, El jugador “culé” dijo Sobre su recuperación, David Villa, quien se recupera de una lesión, expresó lo anterior durante la pre- tras romperse la tibia izsu solidaridad a sus compa- sentación del libro “Re- quierda en diciembre pañeros blaugranas, quienes lats solidaris de l’Esport” sado durante el Mundial solidarios). de Clubes, dijo estar en un vuelven a estar cuatro pun- (Relatos tos abajo de Real Madrid en Villa, quien apadrinó el buen momento, muy feliz, la tabla de la Liga BBVA, tras libro en su octava edición, pues los avances han sido feature some green, sus- el triunfo de los “merengues” y que es una iniciativa de buenos, tanto que este juetainable businesses, along 4-1 ante Atlético de Madrid. 42 periodistas deportivos, ves pudo subir a la cima with a presentation from El delantero español ani- expresó el orgullo y honor de la montaña La Mola, the Solar Decathlon Team que significó haber sido ele- junto su compañero blaufrom Santa Clara University mó a su equipo, que el pasagido, después de que hace grana Sergio Busquets. in the Epicenter. The Solar do martes consiguió dismiun año lo fuera su comnuir a un punto la diferencia “Estoy muy bien y aleDecathlon is a competition patriota Andrés Iniesta. gre de cómo me está yendo con los madridistas tras su among universities that determines the best designer triunfo 4-0 ante Getafe, a ir “Es un honor para cual- todo. Hemos llegado hasta and builder of a net-zero por el gane en cada partido. quier persona, deportista arriba de La Mola. Contenenergy house. Santa Clara Villa indicó que para y para mí también. Es un to porque todos los plazos finished third in 2007 and Barsa lo que queda es ga- privilegio estar aquí. El li- que nos marcamos de ini2009 in the competition nar: “Desde hace tiempo bro es muy bonito, pero cio están respondiendo a la and was recently selected estamos por detrás y lo úni- sin vosotros (los medios) perfección, la pierna está for the 2013 competition. co que podemos hacer es siempre es difícil hacer- cada vez mejor”, finalizó. In addition to the game day activities, the Earthquakes will celebrate Earth Day in the week leading up to the match with a tree Saturday, April 14, 2012 • 5:00PM planting day with Our City Forest. A Quakes player San Jose Municipal Stadium and staff, along with the San Jose, CA USA 95112 Shakers Squad, will participate in a tree plant408-297-1435 ing on Wednesday, April 18 at McCollam Elementary School at 9 a.m. PT.

Earthquakes to Host Earth Day Celebration SAN JOSE, CA

The San Jose Earthquakes will host an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21 when they take on Real Salt Lake in a clash of Western Conference leaders at Buck Shaw Stadium at 7:30 p.m. PT. The night will feature a number giveaway items as the Quakes partner with MLS W.O.R.K.S., the charitable arm of Major League Soccer. The first 5,000 fans will receive an eco-tip guide courtesy of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and flower seed packets will be distributed to the first 1,000 fans, courtesy of the America the Beautiful Fund. Also, select fans will receive a Chinook Book, a book featuring discount offers at local, sustainable and healthy businesses.

Additionally, the Earthquakes have teamed up with MLS W.O.R.K.S. to offset the carbon footprint for energy used at the stadium that night. The Renewable Energy Certificates— from 100 percent wind resources—purchased from Portland, Ore.-based Bonneville Environmental Foundation, will counterbalance 100 percent of the electricity used at Buck Shaw Stadium during the day of the game. The carbon dioxide reduction value is the equivalent of more than 6,989 pounds. Fans who drive a Hybrid car to the game will receive $5 off parking, while patrons who take VTA or Caltrain to the match will receive a $5 discount for a game ticket by showing their VTA or Caltrain receipt. The Epicenter will also

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CAL FIRE Using Latest Technologies to Keep Public Informed Incident Updates on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube Sacramento

In an era of technologydriven communication, CAL FIRE is using the latest tools and social media sites to help keep the public informed during major emergencies. Californians looking for incident information can receive updates through sites like Facebook and Twitter, videos through YouTube, and even text messages sent right to their cell phones. “When CAL FIRE is at the scene of a wildfire, keeping the public and media updated is a top priority for

us,” said Janet Upton, CAL FIRE’s Deputy Director of Communications. “Using the latest technologies allows us to keep the public up to date on what’s happening and give us more ways to provide valuable information on how to prepare their homes and families well in advance of a fire.”

Twitter – Official Account - @CAL_FIRE

While the internet has led to an increase in available information, it’s important to ensure the sites distributing information are official. There are numerous social media accounts that use the CAL FIRE name or who present themselves as official sources, but they are often run by individuals not associated with CAL FIRE or a fire department. Below are CAL FIRE’s official social media accounts.

The alerts are free, but standard text messaging rates do apply.

Facebook – Search for CAL FIRE Youtube – www.YouTube. com/CALFIRETV SMS Text Messages – To subscribe text: “follow @ CAL_FIRE” to 40404.

While the number of users on social media sites has increased, the public can still receive information from the CAL FIRE website, www.fire.ca.gov. In February the department launched a mobile webpage version allowing easy access to incident information on smartphones.

No deje que ladrones de alta tecnología roben su cuenta bancaria NAPSM

La próxima vez que use su tarjeta de crédito o débito en un cajero automático ATM o máquina procesadora de tarjetas, tenga cuidado. Los ladrones de información de tarjetas de crédito usan dispositivos ocultos para detectar, captar y robar los números de cuenta y los números de identificación personal PIN de las tarjetas de crédito y débito. Una vez que obtienen su información, los estafadores pueden vaciar rápidamente su cuenta bancaria o realizar compras no autorizadas. Este tipo de robo puede ocurrir casi en cualquier lugar donde usted usa una tarjeta, ya sea un cajero automático, estación de gasolina o cualquier máquina que procesa compras con tarjeta.

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Los expertos de la Oficina del Contralor de la Moneda sugieren qué hacer para evitar ser víctima del robo de información de tarjetas: • No use una máquina procesadora de tarjetas si nota algo sospechoso. Reporte el problema inmediatamente. • Esté consciente de ciertas señales, por ejemplo, si le piden que deslice su tarjeta por una máquina antes de insertarla en el cajero ATM. • Inspeccione los objetos cerca de los cajeros ATM que quizás no deberían estar allí. • Mantenga su número PIN seguro en todo momento e ingréselo discretamente, cubriendo el teclado con la mano cuando lo in-

gresa. • Tenga cuidado de los extraños que le ofrecen ayuda con un ATM que no funciona adecuadamente. • Revise las transacciones de su cuenta regularmente y verifique actividades sospechosas. • Reporte cualquier actividad irregular, pérdidas sospechosas y la pérdida o robo de su tarjeta inmediatamente. Reportarlo de inmediato hará que usted no sea legalmente responsable por alguna pérdida. La Comisión Federal de Comercio proporciona información sobre qué hacer si pierde su tarjeta o se la roban en www.ftc.gov/bcp/ edu/pubs/consumer/credit/ cre04.shtm.

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Same Bullying, New Tools NewsUSA

When Denise Edwards (not her real name) saw a text on her 11-year-old son’s phone that said, “Im gonna kill you 2mrw” from an unrecognized number, her heart stopped. She asked her son about it and was shocked to hear an older boy on his bus had been sending these types of texts for about two months. Experts estimate that teens are at least four times more likely to say something demeaning to another child on a phone. Tim Woda, a digital safety expert, explains: “Cyberbullies are often not the biggest kids on the playground or the meanest girls at school. If you want to protect against cyberbullying, parents need to be aware of what their kids are doing online and be willing to act quickly when they see a red flag.” Here are a few tips for parents to prevent cyberbullying: • Talk about it: The best defense is a good offense. Ask your child how they would respond if someone were mean to them online. What should they do? Is it okay to forward a text message making fun of someone? • Spot it: Cyberbullying can cause kids to avoid using their phone or computer, or appear stressed when receiving an e-mail or text. They may act reluctant to attend social or school events or avoid conversations about school or friends. In extreme cases, the child will have declining grades, stop eating or have difficulty sleeping. • Deal with it: Teach them to never respond, save the evidence and report the incident to an adult they trust. Next, engage school administrators to discuss their cyberbullying policy and develop a plan of action. Finally, talk about the situation with the bully and the parents. Sometimes a

Teens are at least four times more likely to say something hurtful behind the veil of a computer. school guidance counselor can act as a mediator for this type of meeting. • Prevent it: Stealing your child’s phone or their passwords to social networking accounts is not an ideal way

to understand what’s going on in their digital world. The best time to install parental monitoring software is the moment a child gets a social media account or mobile phone so kids accept it for the long run.


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Explorará Belanova más ritmos y géneros musicales Notimex Los Ángeles,

A pesar de las acusaciones de plagio, lo que se ha desestimado, el grupo Belanova advirtió que seguirá explorando nuevos ritmos y géneros en su exitosa carrera. “Lo que sí está claro y estamos más que definidos es que nunca vamos a incursionar ni en tribal ni en música duranguense”, aclaró su integrante Richie Arreola.

Belanova estara en San Francisco el 17 de abril.

Prepara Inspector lanzamiento de su álbum “Ska a la carta 2” Notimex México

El grupo Inspector alista la salida de su álbum “Ska a la carta 2”, el cual mantendrá la misma línea de la primera entrega, ya que contendrá “covers” de temas clásicos, pero con el sello de la agrupación. En 2011 Inspector lanzó al mercado el EP “Ska a la carta Vol. 1”, que contiene los temas “Me estoy ena-

morando”, de La Mafia; “Te he prometido”, de Leo Dan; “Nunca digas que no”, de El Tri, y “Lambada do ska”, un “cover” de “Llorando se fue”.

to que tuvo el tema, lo bueno es que tenemos la fórmula para hacerlo”, indicó Big Javi, vocalista de la banda, en entrevista con Notimex.

“‘Ska a la carta’ es el sexto disco de Inspector y fue todo un reto, porque contiene ‘covers’ de grandes artistas y es la primera etapa; cada canción no suena a la versión original, suena a Inspector. No queríamos hacer una versión que deshiciera el éxi-

El estilo de Inspector es una mezcla entre ska, reggae, la nostalgia rocanrolera de los 60 y los grandes grupos románticos de los 70, además de un estilo romántico propio. Forma parte del movimiento musical llamado la Avanzada Regia.

Cierra la policía investigación de la muerte de Whitney Houston Notimex Los Ángeles

La policía de Beverly Hills informó que la investigación sobre la muerte de la cantante Whitney Houston, ocurrida hace dos meses en el baño de la habitación de un hotel, fue cerrada, debido a que no hubo ningún crimen y el motivo de su muerte fue una caída accidental. En un comunicado indicó lo anterior a partir de los hallazgos y la revisión del informe forense, “determinamos que no es un caso criminal. La

investigación ha sido oficialmente cerrada”, acotó. Asimismo, se agregó que los detectives no encontraron pruebas de delito, pero no trataron el tema del abuso de drogas, a pesar de que Houston, de 48 años, tenía una larga historia de abuso de diversas sustancias. Previamente, en un informe del departamento forense del condado de Los Ángeles, se afirmó que había muerto ahogada accidentalmente debido a los efectos del consumo de cocaína y por un fallo cardíaco.

El informe final, publicado la semana pasada, manifestó que se halló polvo blanco, junto con una cuchara, un espejo y papel enrollado, en el baño del hotel Beverly Hilton, donde murió la cantante. Whitney Houston fue una de las cantantes más famosas del mundo en los años 80 y 90 con sus éxitos “I will always love you” y “Saving all my love for you”.

Hace unos días Mariano Rivera, hijo de la compositora Consuelo Velázquez, denunció que la canción de Belanova “Hasta el final” tiene similitudes en los compases del tema de su mamá: “Amar y vivir”. “Días después nos hemos enterado que esta persona confirmó que no presentará ninguna demanda, lo que demuestra que no hubo dolo ni mucho menos una intención de plagiar”, señaló Arreola. “Desde el principio fue hacer algo, un atrevimiento con ‘Hasta el final’ y a pesar de este incidente ni nos intimidamos ni dejaremos de seguir explorando nuevos terrenos”, advirtió. “Sólo hemos querido hacer música y experimentar, dejar que las ideas vayan fluyendo y saliendo”, compartió quien dijo a pesar de dicho incidente que “todos estamos tranquilos”. Expresó que en su deseo de explorar más terrenos para su próxima producción musical que empezarán a grabar a mediados de año, ya planean un nuevo y peculiar arreglo. “La esencia de la nueva producción musical en el siguiente CD será que seguiremos explotando el electropop y que el álbum tendrá mayormente música bailable”, agregó. Belanova estará el 17 de abril en San Francisco en el Fillmore.


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