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Cyber criminals use spear phishing to target women Spear phishing is different from traditional spam or phising because the sender is directly targeting you. The sender may impersonate a friend and send messages about specific topics of interest based on various details that are published on social media. Read more online at: www. el-observador.com/category/national Council on Hemispheric Affairs discuss strategies to combat drug cartels The current strategy used in Mexico to combat the drug cartel’s the use of the nation’s military. The COHA is recommending various suggestions such as increasing the federal police force and slowly minimizing military involvement. The Mexican Presidental elections in July will have a great impact on the war on the cartels as well as the rest of Latin America. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/category/international

BOOGIE ON THE BAYOU • Saturday, May 19 to Sunday, May 20, 2012 • FREE! Boogie On The Bayou takes place in Historical Downtown Campbell and brings thousands of people out to enjoy a day in the sun while mixing and mingling with the local Campbell community. No Pets Allowed, Please! Except Service Animals. Boogie on the Bayou Features: Arts and Crafts Booths, Live Cajun & Zydeco music, International Cuisine featuring Cajun and New Orleans style food, Beer, Wine and Soda, Kiddie Korner, Free Admission & Free Parking. Spanish Storytime Fridays 4:00pm – 5:00pm Fremont Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538 (510) 745-1414

Spring Farm Tour May 19 10:00am-1:00pm Deer Hollow Farm 7550 Saint Joseph Avenue Los Altos, CA 94024 $5

Sustianable Vegetable Gardening Tuesdays 7:00pm-9:00pm Guadalupe River Park and Gardens Visitor and Education Center 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 298-7657

Los Altos Rotary Art Show May 19-20 10:00am-5:30pm Lincoln Park Intersection of Foothill Expressway and Main Street Los Altos, CA

Our Lady of Refuge Mass Schedule 8:00am Vietnamese 10:00am Spanish Noon English 2165 Lucretia Ave. San Jose, CA 95122 Mexicanismo through Artists Eyes March 30- Septemeber 23 Tuesday- Sunday 11:00am5:00pm San Jose Museum of Art 110 S. Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 271-6840 Silicon Valley Latino Forum Speaker Series May 18 11:30am-1:00pm Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock Ave. San Jose, CA $25 Latino Art Now: MACLA’s 14th Annual Art Auction May 19 6:30pm MACLA 510 S. 1st San Jose, CA 95113 $40 (408) 998-2783

Family Archaeology Day May 20 11:00am-4:00pm History Park 1650 Senter Road San Jose,CA 95112 Tickets: $8 Adults, $5 Seniors and Students Teatro Taller de Colombia May 25 7:00pm-9:00pm 1700 Alum Rock Ave San Jose, CA 95112 $5-$10 408-272-9924 Film Screening: Bag It May 26 7:00pm-9:00pm San Jose Peace and Justice Center 48 S. 7th Street San Jose, CA 95014 Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras Festival May 26-27 10:00am-6:00pm Morgan Hill Community and Cultural Center 17000 Monterey Road Morgan Hill, CA 95037 Community Show & Shine Car Show June 3 10:00am-5:00pm Pizza Jack’s 1600 Monterey Hwy

San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 295-6456 Silver Jubille Concert Symphony Silicon June 9 7:00pm California Theatre 345 S. 1st Street San Jose, CA 95113 $25 Dia de Portugal Festival June 9 10:00am-6:30pm Dia de Portugal Festival History Park 1650 Senter Road San Jose, CA 95112 Juneteenth in the Park June 16-17 12:00pm -7:00pm Cesar Chavez Park South Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 $5 Greek Music, Food, & Wine Festival June 17 11:00am-8:00pm History Park 1650 Senter Road San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 247-4685 $5 Concert in the Park: Legally Blues June 20 6:30pm-8:00pm Central Park 909 Kiely Blvd Santa Clara, CA Stern Grove Music Festival Sundays June 24-August 26 2:00pm Sigmund Stern Grove 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd San Francisco, CA

Los Angeles unions go on offensive against Walmart Building permits to allow a Walmart store to build in Los Angeles’ Chinatown, were issued before the Los Angeles City Council could introduce an ordinance that would block the store. Unions and community allies are planning to hold the largest anti-Walmart protest June 30th. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/category/national Got milk? Lanza una serie de videos personales sobre estrellas hispanas La campaña nacional hispana de Bigote de Leche, estará lanzando una serie de video por internet. La campaña tiene 35 videos intimos de celebridades hablando sobre una varidad de temas como, niños, recuedros de la infancia y consejos. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/national El Gobierno Mexicano presenta una conferencia para empresarios Expo 2012, presentado por el Gobierno Mexicano es una conferencia para los que quieren crear un negocio en Mexico. Los temas de taller seran: franquicias en la industria del cine, empresas verdes, financiación, y más. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/ international Publicidad en HD para audiencias hispanas es mas bajo de los porcientajes nacionales Las audiencias hispanas presentan mayores tasas de adopción de la television en alta definicion que otras audiencias pero reciben menos publicidad. En un informe de Extreme Reach, en los Estados Unidos hay 60 porciento menos de avios en HD para hispanos. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/national

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10:00am-12:00pm 6155 Almaden Expwy Suite 400 San Jose, CA 95120 Social Media Education for Parents May 21 7:00pm-9:00pm Almaden Country School 6835 Trinidad Dr. San Jose, CA 95120 Passport to Retirement May 23 & May 30 6:30pm-9:00pm Campbell Community Center 1 W. Campbell Avenue Campbell, CA 95009 (408) 879-0789 Managing Pests and Diseases in the Edible Garden May 26 10:00am-12:00pm Guadalupe River Park Gardens Vistor and Education Center 483 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA (408) 298-7657 Job Fair for Perspective Teachers May 30

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New Social Services Agency Director Bruce Wagstaff Appointed by SCC New Director Brings more than 38 Years of Social Services Experience SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA

The County of Santa Clara County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith announced the appointment of Bruce Wagstaff as the director of the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency. Wagstaff, who will step into the new role on July 5, will be responsible for oversight of the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency (SSA), one of the largest public agencies in the County. The agency employs more than 2,500 staff and has an annual operating budget of $600 million. The position reports to the County Executive. “We’re very pleased to have Mr. Wagstaff join our team,” said County Executive Jeffrey V. Smith. “His expertise in the Social Services field, including his experience with welfare reform and managing tough fiscal budgets, will be an asset to the County.” Wagstaff currently serves as Chief Deputy County Executive for the County of Sacramento, overseeing 5,000 employees, and 10 county departments, including Health and Human Services, and Human Assistance. He was the Sacramento County Department of Human Assistance Director from 2005 to 2009, where he managed programs including General Assistance, CalWORKs, Food Stamps, Medi-Cal,

Senior Nutrition, and Veterans Services programs. He administered a budget of more than $650 million, and achieved California’s highest rate of compliance for expedited service in the Food Stamps Program. As Chief Deputy County Executive, he has focused on improving the child welfare system, collaborating with the community, managing services in a difficult budget climate, and finding new approaches to doing business. He played a key role in developing and implementing Sacramento’s Ten Year Homeless Plan, resulting in a 50% reduction in chronic homelessness. Prior to working with Sacramento County, Wagstaff spent 31 years with the California Department of Social Services, including a combined 10 years as Deputy Director for the Children and Family Services Division and Deputy Director of the Welfare to Work Division. He served as the State Administration’s lead representative in the development and implementation of California’s $6.4 billion CalWORKs welfare reform initiative. Through his efforts in policy development and oversight of state wide program implementation, he played an instrumental role in achieving federal financial bonuses totaling over $150 million, attaining federal work participa-

tion standards that saved the State more than $250 million in General Fund expenditures, and achieving a statewide caseload reduction of over 40 percent. “I’m looking forward to becoming a part of County leadership and working to ensure that the Social Services Agency has the strongest possible partnerships with other agencies in the county and stakeholders in the community,” Wagstaff said. “Given the budgets at the federal, state and local levels, we have to be creative in ensuring that we have a strong safety net in the community.” Wagstaff holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from CSU Sacramento, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science/public service from UC Davis. Currently, he is the president and an executive committee member of the California Welfare Director’s Association. He is also a member of the Sacramento County First Five Commission, Sacramento County Child and Family Policy Board, National Association of County Human Services Administrators, and the American Public Human Services Association. Wagstaff is married with three daughters, 18-year-old twins, and one 15 year old. His salary $216,611.20

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Education: Is it Already Too Expensive? Parents must counsel their kids to not go to a college or university without first preparing a personal college attendance business plan. Too many recent graduates end up with a diploma, no job income, and a debt exceeding $25,000 to be paid off. College payrolls, including executive, management, and academic are not subject to ‘market forces’ which determine value and worth. Our local high school districts are known to encourage all students to prepare to attend a college or university to obtain a technical or professional degree. These days industrial leaders keep insisting that our local high schools do not prepare enough students to succeed when attending a local college or university. Democracy requires informed citizens, who elect those officials who make public policy for the creation of the ‘greater good’ benefiting all. Much of this depends upon individuals who learn a trade or profession resulting in being gainfully employed. Having a job that pays more than a minimum wage enables the individual to enjoy living a middle class life style. Recent data reveals that graduates have student loan obligations in excess of $25,000. It is already a fact that now many students are responsible for an aggregate student loan amount which exceeds the current credit card debt. This is incredible because the individual student has no assurance of being employed at a level that permits payback during a reasonable time period. This is happening at a time when the economy does not provide many employment opportunities. Is it possible that educators have not considered, at all, who gets to pay for ‘having everyone prepare to go to

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college’? The entire education system is financially strapped these days. Students attend high schools which do not prepare them for success when attending a university. Too many times the parents are not included in supportive preparation for a vocation or a professional career. Somehow, it must all begin with the parents who want ‘opportunities for their kids that they could not have’ because of their circumstances. It is time to become more realistic about the ability of any community to train its children to attend college. Reality dictates that some simply do not have the ‘smarts’ to benefit from current educational programs. Beginning with middle school, each student must be assessed, evaluated, and guided towards a vocation in which some measure of success is possible. Put another way, parents and educators need to realistically select those students who would most benefit from the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) which needs to be learned and understood by a student. Selection of those having potential to be trained in STEM needs to happen so that those resources end up being effectively and efficiently used. Those industries which require individuals well versed in STEM need to support local high school programs which select and prepare those individuals having the capability and

potential to benefit. After all, if one is to be a scientist, a technologist, an engineer, or a math professional, then there must be ways of determining the individuals’ facility with the subject matter required. There are too many advocates for charter schools, private, and parochial schools. Their pitch is to the students who are too uninformed to be realistic about their future. And quite often, while training a student to conform, the dreams, the innate creativity and imagination already in that young mind are lost. It is the responsibility of the parents to constantly be engaged in monitoring the training being provided to their child. And though there are Parent Teacher Associations, most seem to be guided by an ambitious person who already has an agenda in mind. Parents must be assertive while ensuring the best education for their child is being provided and understood. Despite any and all educational systems being proposed, despite the application of market theory, the basics end up being reading, writing, and arithmetic along with an ability to communicate and to ‘make friends’. Up until the 7th grade, the emphasis of any and all education needs to be the basics along with knowing how to compete fairly and honestly. Nonetheless, society must devise ways of identifying youth from ethnic communities who possess high potential, creativity, and understanding. No one with these special capabilities is to be overlooked, because, our government agencies and industries need their capabilities. Education is already too expensive for those who have modest incomes and social status.

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Looking ahead: The water district’s $2.3 billion five-year plan for investing in your community Richard P. Santos

Visionaries of the 20th century left us an amazingly effective water system. To ensure we are able to meet the coming demands, each year, the Santa Clara Valley Water District prepares a five-year Capital Improvement Program to improve water infrastructure and provide flood protection in Santa Clara County. This month, the water district board of directors will be considering the $2.3 billion program. The five-year program proposes funding for 72 capital projects to address various critical needs ranging from water supply, flood protection, and water resources stewardship, to improvements to buildings and grounds and information technology projects. Fifty projects are slated for construction over the next five years, which means up to $550 million will be awarded in construction contracts, generating or sustaining between 5,500 and 11,000 jobs in the private sector. A number of projects are focused on repairs and upgrades to the Rinconada Water Treatment Plant. This plant provides 80 million gallons of high quality drinking water each day to residential and commercial users in the west valley. The program includes a total investment of $243 million for improvements at Rinconada. Another major focus is the seismic retrofit project at Anderson Dam. The reservoir has been under an operating restriction since a study found that the dam does not meet current seismic standards. Fifty years of major flood protection efforts and projects has significantly reduced the intensity and fre-

quency of flooding in Santa Clara County. By 2005 the district had provided flood protection to 93,253 of the 166,526 parcels in the flood plain and another 4,204 have been protected since then. The proposed program would continue this flood protection work with projects on the Guadalupe River, Lower Silver Creek, Berryessa Creek, Coyote Creek, Sunnyvale East/West Channels and Permanente Creek. In the coming fiscal year, there are two District 3 capital flood protection projects that will be going to construction. The Berryessa Creek Flood Protection Project is projected to cost $18 million and could generate between 180 and 360 jobs. A flood protection project on Coyote Creek (from Montague Expressway to Interstate 280) is projected to cost $8 million and will likely generate between 80 and 160 jobs. Each of these projects will protect thousands of homes and businesses from flooding. One benefit of annually preparing a five-year capital improvement program is that it allows staff to iden-

tify and prepare for future challenges such as replacing or repairing aging infrastructure or meeting future water supply demands. Before bringing the list of proposed capital projects for the water district board’s approval, district managers met with representatives from local city governments and the county to seek feedback on the proposed projects and hear any concerns. Where does the funding for capital improvements come from? About 30 percent would come from state, federal and other sources that the district aggressively pursues to leverage our local investment. The remainder is funded from district revenue consisting of water charges, property taxes, special parcel tax, benefit assessment and interest earnings. As always, I am available for questions or comments as your District 3 representative for the northern areas of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara; Alviso; Milpitas; and the north San Jose and Berryessa communities. Feel free to contact me at (408) 234-7707.

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Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers presented with $1,000 Reward SAN JOSE, CA

Councilmember Rose Herrera presented a $1,000.00 grant check to Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at their Annual Crab & Paste Feed Fundraiser on Saturday, May 12th at the San Jose Police Officers Association Hall -1151 N 4th street. The money will be distributed from Crime Stoppers to the anonymous individual who provided a tip that led to the arrest of a suspect in the 2011 Thanksgiving Weekend Assault of Atul Lall in East San José. “After personally meeting with the Mr. Lall and hearing about his horrible experience, I worked with many individuals and organizations that were moved by this senseless attack and

came forward with offers of help for the victim,” states Councilmember Herrera. “An attack against one of us is an attack against all of us. I am proud of, and grateful to, the individual who had the courage to stand up for their community and provide the necessary information that led to the arrest. I commend everyone one for their efforts and support, including the police department who was actively involved with solving the crime.” The assault of Mr. Lall occurred during the 2011 Thanksgiving weekend. Mr. Lall is a resident of District 8 and was severely beaten by three men as he was in his car in front of Lucky’s grocery store on South White Road. While back-

ing out of a parking space, three men surrounded his car, opened his door and began to beat him and hit him with a tequila bottle. Mr. Lall suffered severe lacerations, a broken jaw and loss of several teeth as a result of the beating. In addition to the check from Councilmember Herrera, Zahra Billoo of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) attended the crab feed on Saturday to present the $2,000.00 reward on behalf of CAIR, the South Asian Bar Association of Northern California (SABA-NC), and the Hindu American Foundation (HAF). An additional $2,000.00 from the Alalusi Foundation was presented to Crime Stoppers by Mr. Alalusi.

California kids ask Crayola to ‘Make its Mark’ on recycling SAN RAFAEL, CA

A group of elementary school students concerned about the environmental impact of Crayola products has launched “Crayola: Make Your Mark!,” a fast-growing campaign on Change,org that has gained 42,000 signatures. 

 Their petition asks Crayola executives to give consumers a convenient way to recycle the millions of Crayola markers manufactured every year. The students say there is no current way to recycle the nearly half a billion markers made every year, so they are petitioning Crayola to create a “takeback” program that would allow consumers to easily recycle their plastic marker. 

“I’m so proud of these kids,” said Land Wilson, who volunteers at the school to staff the student group, called Kids that Care. “After learning how many plastic products end up in

There is a new petition asking Crayola, maker of markes, to make some changes that benefit the environment. landfills, incinerators, and our oceans, these students decided to take action and ask this major international company to help.” 

Comprised of children from kindergarten to fifth grade, Kids that Care is a project of Sun Valley School’s “Green Team” led by Wilson, known as Mr. Land to students. Wilson says the kids are hopeful Crayola will make their current recycling program – an internal program that

includes only markers malformed during production – available to all consumers. 

”Plastics are a resource that must be kept within industrial cycles,” said Wilson. “We want Crayola to help lead the way with a convenient take-back program for their plastic markers that kids can easily partake in. If Crayola can do it, we know other companies will follow. Crayola can be a leader for the environment.”

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Los californianos podrán hacer comentarios en línea antes de la publicación de un informe final

Concluye la primera Cumbre Económica de California de la historia… por ahora

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Más de 500 californianos concluyeron la primera California Economic Summit (Cumbre Económica de California) de la historia en Santa Clara el viernes, y se comprometieron a continuar su trabajo para promover iniciativas en cinco área de políticas que consideran que mejorarán la capacidad de California de crear empleos y competir en el mercado global. La Cumbre fue una continuación de los debates que atrajeron a miles de californianos en catorce Foros Económicos Regionales ce-

lebrados este año en todo el estado. En esos foros se definieron y discutieron ideas para recomponer la economía del estado y devolver a California a la prosperidad. Para simbolizar su trabajo, cientos de asistentes firmaron un documento denominado “Compromiso para la Prosperidad Económica de California”, en el que se comprometen a seguir trabajando juntos para implementar y promover las iniciativas. Las cinco áreas de políticas fueron: preparación de la fuerza laboral del estado, inversión en infraes-

tructura, fomento de la innovación, agilización de las regulaciones y mejora del acceso al capital. Entre los oradores asistentes a la Cumbre estuvieron Michael Rossi, asesor mayor de empleo del gobernador Brown; el vicegobernador Gavin Newsom; y Thomas Friedman, columnista del New York Times y ganador del premio Pulitzer; pero las verdaderas estrellas fueron los líderes de negocios regionales y cívicos de todo el estado que viajaron a Santa Clara para la Cumbre. Con un índice de desempleo estatal del 11%, la preparación de la fuerza de

trabajo fue uno de los temas principales de la Cumbre. El vicegobernador Newsom señaló que hay 465.000 empleos disponibles hoy en California. Los asistentes pidieron a los líderes del estado que actuaran rápidamente para alinear de inmediato las necesidades de la industria con la educación, incluso en el desarrollo de incentivos para capacitar mejor a los trabajadores para los empleos del siglo XXI. En las sesiones de las tardes se desarrollaron más de 40 iniciativas específicas en las cinco áreas de políticas. Esas áreas se seguirán definiendo en

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“Fue un día notable para California. Ver gente de todos los rincones de este estado aportando sus conocimientos, su experiencia y su pasión para hallar soluciones que puedan ayudar a revitalizar la vitalidad económica del estado fue algo inspirador”, afirmó la Dra. Laura Tyson, copresidenta del Grupo de Liderazgo de la Cumbre. “Así es como puede lograrse el progreso económico real, con un enfoque regional exhaustivo que reúna aportes de los californianos que están a la cabeza de sus comunidades y cuyas recomendaciones

pueden informar y educar a los diseñadores de políticas y los funcionarios electos”. El trabajo de la Cumbre se reanudará en línea, donde los participantes seguirán trabajando para elaborar recomendaciones de políticas. Además, a partir del 21 de mayo todos los californianos tendrán la posibilidad de hacer comentarios en línea sobre las ideas desarrolladas en la Cumbre. El período de comentarios abiertos terminará el 15 de junio. Se proyecta publicar un informe final antes de finales de junio en http:// w w w. c a e c o n o m y. o r g /.

For career success in today’s tough economy learn the G.L.O.W. method ARA

Good is just not good enough for many employers today. As companies look to do more with less, hiring managers are drawn to those job candidates who stand out from the crowd and clearly illustrate the value they bring to an organization. If current employment trends didn’t make landing your dream job tough enough, a gap between the skills hiring managers value in a candidate and how job seekers describe their own skills presents additional challenges. According to the annual Job Preparedness Indicator from CareerAdvisoryBoard.org, more than half (56 percent) of job seekers are confident they know what qualifications are required for employment. Yet, only 14 percent of hir-

W - Work it daily: Keep your goals in the forefront of your mind so that you’ll take steps every day, no matter how small, to get closer to them. Display your goal where you can view it throughout the day. You should also ask yourself at least five or six times a day, “Is what I’m doing right now helping me achieve my goals?” A truthful answer to this question can be very enlightening.

ing managers reported that “most” or “nearly all” job candidates, over the past three years, have had the skills their company looks for in a potential employee. J.T. O’Donnell, career strategist and author of “CAREEREALISM: The Smart Approach to a Satisfying Career,” suggests that job candidates need to learn how to G.L.O.W. in order to close the employer-candidate disconnect and shine brightly among an ever more competitive job market. Here’s how to G.L.O.W.: G - Gain perspective: Take a step back and assess your situation. “No two people are alike,” says O’Donnell. “You have to figure out what’s important to you in your life and career. So, evaluating your values, preferences and interests will provide you with a customized plan and increase your ability to achieve success.”

There are four steps that job candidates can learn to shine brightly among a competitive market. L - Luminate your goal: To “light up” your career goal, break down your preferred position into a list of “must haves,” “nice to haves,” and “don’t wants.” Let these criteria act as a compass to guide you toward your career destination. A vivid mental image of yourself as a success will keep you mo-

tivated and moving forward when things get tough. O - Own your actions: Be ready and willing to put forth the effort required to make change happen. “Some requirements will seem more daunting than others, like having to go back to school for the right

education and careeroriented skills set,” says O’Donnell. “However, there are excellent options like DeVry University, which provides flexible onsite and online scheduling so you can maintain current responsibilities while pursuing your dream career.”

If you are just starting your career out of college or are a mid-career professional seeking change - whether climbing higher in your current field or switching to a completely different industry - applying the G.L.O.W. method will brighten your future. For more information about flexible education options, visit DeVry.edu; and to learn more about the G.L.O.W. method, visit Careerealism.com.


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Senate passes bill to strengthen hands-free and no texting laws SACRAMENTO

The California State Senate passed Senate Bill 1310, a bill by State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) which would strengthen California’s hands-free and no texting laws for motorists. The vote was 24-9. Senate Bill 1310 increases the base fines for violating the hands-free cell phone and no texting while driving laws from $20 to $30 for a first offense, and from $50 to $60 for a subsequent offense. The increased fine revenue would be used to establish and fund a distracted driving education program in the California Office of Traffic Safety. With penalties and fees, the total cost of a first offense would rise from roughly $159 to approximately $199 (costs vary by county). The total cost of a second offense would rise from roughly $279 to approximately $371. In addition, a subsequent or second violation of the law would add a “point” on a motorist’s driving record, serving as an added deterrent.

“Research has shown that our distracted driving laws are changing behavior and saving lives,” Simitian said. “Yet we know there are still far too many drivers texting and talking on hand-held cell phones. This bill would toughen penalties, add the deterrent of a point on a driving record, and help fund a program to spread the word that no text or phone call is worth the cost of a life.” SB 1310 also extends distracted driving laws to bicyclists, but at a lower total fine level of $20 for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense, with no added fees. Bicyclists would also not receive a point on their driver’s licenses for a subsequent violation. SB 1310 is supported by the California Bicycle Coalition. In March, the California Office of Traffic Safety released a study showing that deaths due to hand-held cell phone use by drivers dropped dramatically following the 2008 enactment of SB 1613, Simitian’s handsfree legislation. The analysis examined state crash records two years before and

two years after Simitian’s hands-free legislation took effect, and found that overall traffic deaths declined by 22 percent, while deaths specifically attributed to driver hand-held cell phone use went down 47 percent. California Highway Patrol data from the first year of the hands-free law’s implementation showed a 20 percent reduction in fatalities and collisions in California compared to the annual average over the previous three to five years. Simitian is also the author of SB 33, which prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from texting, talking on a cell phone or using any “mobile service” technology while driving, even with a hands-free device; and SB 28, which makes it illegal for California drivers to send, read, or write text messages while driving. Last year, Governor Brown vetoed a bill similar to SB 1310, but with a higher fine. Simitian added, “I’ve been in discussions with the Governor’s office and hope to find common ground with the Governor this year.”

Is Your Home Ready For Summer? StatePoint

Temperatures are on the rise, but that doesn’t mean your energy bill needs to increase too. There are a number of ways you can keep your home cool and your energy bills in check this season. If you have a central air conditioning system, it’s important to get it checked by an HVAC/R professional. Do some comparison shopping . Once you know your air

conditioning system is running efficiently, there are several things you can do to keep energy bills to a minimum: • Keep air conditioner units clear of plants and debris. • Raise the thermostat. Each degree saves a percentage off your bill. • Check air filters every couple of weeks and change them at least twice during the season. • Review last year’s energy bills.

When scheduling an air conditioning check-up, be sure to request a NATEcertified technician. To find a qualified local contractor who employs certified technicians, look for the NATE logo or go to HVACRAdvice.com . By making sure your air conditioning system is operating efficiently and by adopting energy-friendly habits, you can maintain a cool home while keeping energy costs down.

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MAY 18 - MAY 24, 2012

La Emoción de la Barbacoa Family Features

La temporada de parrilladas está aquí, y esto significa el momento para entusiasmarse con los sabores ahumado de sus comidas favoritas cocinadas al aire libre sobre las brasas. Carne de Costilla (Ribeye en Ingles) ahumada con Chile y Cherry Cola Rinde 4 porciones Tiempo de preparación: 1 hora Tiempo de cocción: 15 minutos 4W  almart Premium Choice Ribete filetes 1 limón, cortado por la mitad Escabeche Coca-Cola de Cacao y Cereza 1/4 taza de Cherry Coca-Cola

Carne de Costilla ahumada con Chile y Cherry Cola.

2 c ucharadas de cacao en polvo 1 c ucharada de polvo de chipotle 1 cucharada de sal kosher 1 cucharada de ajo en polvo 1 cucharada de aceite de oliva 1 cucharadita de pimienta negra Precaliente la parrilla con Kingsford Charcoal , hasta que las briquetas estén constantemente incineradas. Mezcle todos los ingredientes de la marinada en un tazón con un batidor de varillas. Frota cada uno de las costillas con la marinada libremente y dejar reposar durante 1 hora a temperatura ambiente o en el refrigerado cubierto por hasta 4 horas. Deseche cualquier marinada sobrante. Ase las costillas durante 5 a 7 minutos a fuego medio por cada lado o hasta que alcance una temperatura interna de 140 ° F para medio raro. Ase cada medio de limón durante 5 minutos. Deje reposar las costillas cubiertas por unos minutos. Exprima el jugo de limón asado sobre cada costilla y servir. Maíz a la parrilla y ensalada de Melocotón con Queso Fresco Rinde 4 porciones Tiempo de preparación: 20 minutos Tiempo de cocción: 20 minutos 4m  azorcas de maíz dulce, sin concha

Maíz a la parrilla y Ensalada de Melocotón con Queso Fresco. 4 duraznos frescos o nectarinas, sin semilla y cortadas en mitad 1/2 c ebolla roja pequeña, cortada 1 cabeza rizada (o su lechuga favorita), picada 4 ramitas de menta fresca picada 4 ramitas de cilantro fresco picado 2 limones, jugo 2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva extra virgen 6 onzas de queso fresco 1 aguacate, pelado, sin semillas y en cuartos Sal y pimienta al gusto Precaliente la parrilla con Kingsford Charcoal , hasta que las briquetas estén constantemente incineradas. Asar el maíz de 7 a 10 minutos a fuego medio, volteando

cada dos minutos hasta que los granos empiecen a ablandarse. Retirar del fuego, dejar enfriar. Asar melocotones y las cebollas de unos 4 a 5 minutos por cada lado. Retirar del fuego, dejar enfriar. Una vez enfriado, retirar el maíz de la mazorca; corta los melocotones en rebanada y las cebollas. Coloque en un tazón grande para mezclar. Agregar la lechuga, menta, cilantro, jugo de limón y aceite de oliva extra virgen. Sazonar con sal y pimienta y mezcle. Ase el Queso Fresco a fuego medio durante 3 a 5 minutos o hasta que aparezcan marcas de la parrilla. Retire y desmorónalo. Servir la ensalada sobre las rebanadas de aguacate y adorne con el queso desmenuzado.


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HEALTH

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Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Providing Free Screening for Type 1 Diabetes as Part of National Research Study SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA

Every year the number of Type 1 diabetes cases rise about 3%. The exact cause of Type 1 diabetes is not known, but because of new genetic and antibody tests, researchers can predict who is at risk for developing the disease. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, in conjunction with Stanford Hospital and Clinics, is 1 of approximately 200 screening sites in the United States conducting these new tests, which can help identify the onset of the disease as much as 10 years before symptoms start.

Blood glucose monitoring is the main tool people have to check their diabetes control.

As many as three million Americans have Type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder that attacks the body’s ability to make insulin, the hormone that makes it possible for people to get energy from food. Type 1 diabetes is different from the more widespread Type 2 diabetes, which can

be controlled and prevented with diet, exercise and medication. Cases of Type 1 diabetes, previously called juvenile diabetes because it is often diagnosed in young people, have been growing. A rate of about 3% each year means roughly 30,000 new cases are diagnosed every year, about half of them being adults. Through the national research efforts of Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, screening tests are being offered to family members of people with Type 1 diabetes because studies have shown they have a 15 times greater risk of developing the condition than the general population. The information gathered from patients will be used to further national efforts to prevent or cure the disease. “If you have a first or second degree relative with Type 1 diabetes, getting a

free screening through TrialNet not only helps you understand your risk of developing Type 1 diabetes, but can help us learn what can be done to hopefully prevent this type of diabetes in high-risk individuals” said Dr. Tyler Aguinaldo, Director, Diabetes Center, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

under age 5.

While the exact cause of Type 1 diabetes is not known, researchers are finding that a combination of hereditary and environmental factors can be triggers. In one study in the U.S. and Europe, half a million newborns have been screened for genetic risk, and more than 8,000 children at the highest risk are being followed to determine if diet and exposure to infectious agents like viruses could be a factor in the development of diabetes. For reasons that are not clear, the disease is increasing at its fastest rate in children

• 1 to 20 years of age and have a niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, cousin, half-sibling, or grandparent with Type 1 diabetes.

To participate in the study at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, you must be: • 1 to 45 years of age and have a brother, sister, child, or parent with Type 1 diabetes; OR

The goal of this study is to learn more about how Type 1 diabetes develops in “at risk” individuals. For more information about participating in the local study, contact Jackie Phan at 408-793-6055. For more information on the diabetes trials nationwide go to www.diabetestrialnet.org http://www.diabetestrialnet.org

Protecting Benefits and Providing Raises, Agreement Promotes Health Among Kaiser Employees MANHATTAN BEACH, CA

SEIU-UHW members are celebrating a tentative national agreement reached with Kaiser Permanente early this morning that provides raises and maintains workers’ full benefits, but also contains unique new provisions to promote better health among Kaiser employees. “This contract takes labor relations to a new level by going beyond the normal bread and butter issues typically covered in a labor agreement,” said Dave Regan, president of SEIUUHW. “The agreement maintains benefits and provides good raises, and we are proud of that, but we are also proud about provisions

that will make employees healthier. The agreement also defines new roles for union members as ‘healthcare leaders’ to help their coworkers achieve that goal.” The three-year agreement, reached between Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU), provides for annual pay raises of 3 percent, maintains fully paid family health coverage, defined-benefit pensions, and retiree healthcare for the life of the agreement, and improves dental care. It covers nearly 100,000 workers in multiple unions.“This is exactly what we had in mind when our union started Let’s Get Healthy California, said Ju-

die Adams, a Kaiser medical assistant in Napa. “We said to Kaiser, ‘Instead of cutting our benefits, there’s a better way. Let’s focus on health, let’s reduce healthcare costs by working together to improve the collective health of Kaiser employees.’ And they agreed.” The agreement includes a “Total Health” provision that recognizes a shared Kaiser and union goal of “creating the healthiest workforce in the healthcare industry by improving the quality and length of employee’s lives and enhancing the effectiveness and productivity of the organization.” It includes a Total Health Leadership Committee

to create and promote a healthy work environment by addressing topics such as healthy workspaces, healthy food options, and healthy activities in the worksite. It also calls for an education campaign to promote wellness among employees. Rather than punish employees who do not achieve health goals, the agreement offers financial incentives if employees make improvements in their health. The agreement calls for benchmarks on body mass index (BMI), smoking cessation, cholesterol, blood pressure, and workplace injury rates, with a goal of reducing those indicators by 5 percent over the life of the agreement.


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MAY 18 - MAY 24, 2012

For the love of fashion: Pregnant in heels?

Juan Carlos Miranda Special to El Observador

The other day I was having lunch with a couple of my good friends and, as it turns out, our topic of conversation turned to fashion and the extent that women go to,

to look their best at all times. My friend Maria, being the fabulous diva that she is, wears high heels everywhere she goes—I’m not kidding either, she always looks amazeballs—even during her pregnancy she found it

difficult to give up her love for stilettos. It wasn’t until her husband ratted her out with her doctor that she decided to tone it down.

deem walking in heels as dangerous but do suggest proceeding with caution and for the pregnant woman to decide for herself.

Personally I believe women look stunning when they wear high heels, if I was a woman I’d wear them anywhere and everywhere, which leads me to the next question,” Is it okay for women to continue wearing high heels even when they are pregnant?”

However how do you know if you’re making the right decision for you?

Maria is an expert at walking in heels and doing it while pregnant did not bother her at all but it did seem to bother other people around her. People thought it was not safe for her or the baby and, for safety reasons; she had to give up her stilettos for a little while. Was she okay with that? She understood it was safety measures because, after all, she also had to think about the wellbeing of her baby. Experts’ opinion vary on this topic, some offer the explanation that because the weight increases as the shape and center of gravity change, making you walk differently and less steadily, that a fall during pregnancy could occur. Therefore wearing high heels is dangerous. Other

experts

don’t

We are constantly bombarded with images of pregnant celebrities sporting the latest in designer shoes. Magazines glamourize them for looking ‘sexy’ while pregnant while giving them props for being able to juggle their weight in 6-inch stilettos.

say, is an expert walking in heels and as such I did not see anything wrong with her wanting to continue doing so while pregnant. However I have seen other women who don’t know how to walk in heels and yet they do so. I would not recommend them to continue doing it when they get pregnant. Weight is also an issue.

Every woman is different and so every pregnancy is different. Some women will gain more weight than others and as a result their center of gravity will change accordingly. It will be easier and more comfortable for some women to continue wearing heels than others. At the end, it is all about safety and personal choice.

Pictures of Jessica Simpson, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé—when they were pregnant and in heels—are ingrained in our minds enough so that whenever we see a pregnant woman wearing flat shoes we think less of her. Likewise, pregnant women feel the pressure to look as glamorous as these celebrities and, as not to feel less than, they feel the need to continue wearing heels even when they find it difficult to get by. So, is it safe or not? As you can see there are a number of factors to take into consideration. It depends on each woman to decide. My friend, I could

Pregnant women like Ruby Jean Garcia, have the personal choice to wear heels throughout their pregnancy.


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ARTS & CULTURE

Q&A with Jim Estrada, Author of the Book: The ABCs & Ñ of America’s Cultural Evolution Latinos’ Impact Grows in US

Author Jim Estrada. Osvaldo Castillo El Observador

Q: What made you decide to write the book? A: The lack of comprehensive media coverage — along with a raft of stereotypic media portrayals — created problems for the non-Hispanic population in developing culturally relevant outreach and marketing materials to engage this growing segment of the nation’s marketplace. Aside from traditional academic papers and books on historical, political and socio-economic matters related to the Mexican-American, Puerto Rican, Cuban American and other Latin American sub-groups, there wasn’t a handy, comprehensive reference book available to readers who wanted a “crash course” on this segment of the population. Q: How did you come up with the title? A: The “ABCs” in English represent the “basics” of almost any subject. The addition of the Ñ is symbolic of the Spanish language and its influence on the culture and heritage associated with Hispanics, Latinos and mestizos in the USA. Q: Who is your target audience? A: The ABCs and Ñ is a ”primer” for people whose careers require them to un-

Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States and their influence on several issues greatly affect the direction of this country. Author Jim Estrada explains how Latinos have influenced the United States over the years in his new book The ABCs & Ñ of America’s Cultural Evoluti on Book. derstand the Who, What, Where, When and Why of what is already the largest ethnic segment of the U.S. population. It is designed for non-Hispanic teachers, marketers, politicians, law enforcement, journalists, etc., as well as young Hispanics, Latinos and mestizos — who were not adequately informed or educated about the history and contributions of this fast growing segment of the U.S. population. Q: What resources or references were used? A: As a former television news reporter and documentary film producer I was already accustomed to researching demographic data, news media articles and other readily available information. The text is sprinkled with anecdotal information that I personally experienced through my efforts as a journalist, corporate executive, and community and civic volunteer. Q: Why is it important to learn and understand this “Cultural Evolution”? A: The phenomenal rate of growth by this ethnic group is arguably the most significant demographic event in the history of our young nation; yet, a review of historical records, educational textbooks, and media exposure finds most nonHispanic whites — as well

as a substantial number of the 50+ million U.S. born, naturalized and undocumented immigrant Latinos — are unaware of the contributions this segment of the population has made to the growth and advancement of the Americas. Q: What do you hope people get out of this book? A: My hope is that readers gain some insights and appreciation of the mestizo experience and heritage that is in the process of adding a third layer to its cultural evolution. By filling in some of the historical voids that exists in the U.S. regarding Hispanics/Latinos/mestizos we can begin to understand how this burgeoning segment of the U.S. population came to be and how it will influence yet another world power: the USA. Q: What’s next for you? A: I will continue to provide our counsel to clients wishing to refine their approaches to the constantly changing “Hispanic Consumer Market” in the U.S. The ability to provide a positive spin to generations of negative images and media coverage will keep me busy. Jim Estrada is President and CEO of Estrada Communications Group, Inc. For more information visit www.estradaUSA.com

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MAY 18 - MAY 24, 2012

Un presupuesto estatal para el 99% Cinthia Rodríguez El Observador

Después del Día de las Madres, defensores de la salud y servicios humanos se unieron en todo el estado para un presupuesto estatal que apoye programas vitales de protección social que atienden las familias del estado. Se urgió a los legisladores y el pueblo de California a apoyar las soluciones de ingresos que ayudaran al estado a reconstruirse y recuperarse. La reunión fue parte de una acción atreves de California con los acontecimientos que tuvieron lugar en Los Ángeles, Oakland, y en el centro de San José. Para estos grupos, no tiene sentido recortar los servicios para las familias vulnerables en la economía actual. “El gobernador Brown propone algunas opciones horribles y estos cortes se reducen a algunas posiciones duras”, dijo Todd Teixeira, manifestante. Teixeira, junto con los otros hacen un llamado a California para elegir los programas para las personas en vez del fondo de $1 billón para días tormentoso, propuesto por el Gobernador. Él siente que para la mayo-

ría de las familias, está lloviendo en estos momentos. “Necesito estos programas para que pueda ser autosuficiente, ayudar a mi nieto, ayudar a mi hija, estos niños necesitan la oportunidad de mantenerse y más adelante ella pueda ir a la universidad”, dijo Sara González, quien recuerda haber votado por el gobernador Jerry Brown, cuando tenía 18 años. Ella votó por él por segunda vez y esta vez está pidiendo la oportunidad de conseguir su trabajo ideal, una vida ideal. Actualmente González es parte de un programa estatal que le ayuda con el cuidado de niños. Ella está luchando para encontrar un empleo. Ella piensa que sin esta ayuda ella no será capaz de sobrevivir. Con el lanzamiento del presupuesto revisado del gobernador Brown, los manifestantes piden soluciones de ingresos, en lugar de nuevos recortes destructivos. Se espera que incluya profundos recortes a la salud y servicios humanos. “Tengo que decir que el 70% de nuestros clientes son mujeres”, dijo Camille Llanes-Fontanilla. “Los cortes en todo el tablero, no importa si usted está hablando

Una dozena de manifestas se reunieron en el centro de San Jose para pedir soluciones que ayuden las familias vulnerables.

sobre el cuidado de la salud, ya sea que esté hablando de CalWORKs, estos cortes dañan a nuestros clientes.” Algunos de los pacientes serán puestos en una posición donde tendrán que decidir si van a pagar los medicamentos o van a pagar la renta. “Esto es sólo una posi-

ción injusta para poner a las mujeres y los niños menores”, dijo Llanes-Fontanilla. Cuando su esposo fue despedido, Poppy Elliott, ya no podía darse el lujo de quedarse en casa y cuidar de su niño con necesidades especiales. Ella rápidamente descubrió sus habilidades estaban fuera de fecha. CalWORKs ac-

tualmente está ayudándola a actualizarse y pronto estar nuevamente dentro de la fuerza de trabajo. “Si usted quita el hecho de que podemos conseguir un trabajo, ¿cómo vas a esperar que la gente salga de la ayuda”, dijo Elliott. A los manifestantes les gustaría ver que los legisla-

dores y el pueblo elijan las soluciones de los ingresos sobre los recortes de ahora y en noviembre. Después de $15 mil millones en recortes a los programas sociales, creen que es inconcebible permitir aun más recortes a la red de seguridad social. Cinthia Rodriguez es la editora del El Observador. Su correo es: spanish.editor@el-observador.com

Governor’s budget harms communities of color Data Reveals Disproportionate Impact of Budget Cuts on Communities of Color

Quint Caucus Sacramento

The “Quint Caucus” – comprising the Black, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander (API), Women’s, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LBGT) Caucuses – spoke as one voice, sounding the alarm bell over proposed cuts to programs that predominantly serve African American and Latino low-income communities. The focus of the event

was recently released data from the Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) detailing the impacts of the proposed cuts, emphasizing three areas: CalWORKS, child care, and Cal Grants. As updated in the May Revise, the proposed budget will reduce funding for CalWORKS by approximately $879.9 million. According to the LAO analysis, as of July 1 of this year, African Americans and Latinos

are projected to account for 72% of all CalWORKS cases, representing over 424,000 families across California. If the budget is adopted, approximately 76% of these families are likely to experience reduced assistance or discontinuation from the program. “Thousands of families rely on CalWORKS for cash assistance, job training and education. These Californians are struggling to make ends meet, and

without this vital assistance may be unable to care for their families,” said Assembly Member Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), chair of the Budget Sub-Committee on Human Services. “At a time when unemployment among African Americans and Latinos is 18.8% and 13.7%, respectively, we cannot afford to reduce a program that has proven so effective at reducing poverty and empowering our communities,” cau-

tioned Assembly Member V. Manuel Pérez (D-Coachella), budget and policy chair for the Latino Caucus. Pérez also serves as chair of the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. With respect to child care, the May Revise proposal reduces funding across several programs by a combined $452.5 million. The LAO estimates that 73% of the proposed reductions will directly

impact African American and Latino families. “The cuts to child care create a triple threat,” explained Mitchell. “First, parents aren’t able to work if they can’t find care for their kids. Second, eliminating child care jobs puts someone out of work. Third, quality child care prepares children to learn and be successful so they can assume the jobs of tomorrow.”


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EDUCATION

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El nuevo presidente de la Universidad Estatal de San José procede con planes para poner fin a la garantía de área local Cinthia Rodriguez

California”, dijo el presidente Qayoumi. “No voy a saber de nuestro presupuesto actual hasta noviembre que es donde está el problema.”

El Observador

Durante su primer discurso de bienvenida del otoño, Mohammad Qayoumi esbozó un ambicioso proceso de planificación estratégica que incluye reuniones comunitarias. La semana pasada, La Raza Roundtable organizó un diálogo con el presidente vigesimoctavo de la Universidad Estatal de San José para discutir más a fondo los cambios propuestos a las normas de admisión. Qayoumi es un inmigrante de Kabul, Afganistán, criado por su padre, un carpintero con una educación primaria y una madre, que no fue a la escuela. Junto con sus cinco hermanos, se le animó a continuar su educación, llegando a ser la primera generación en graduarse de la universidad. El diálogo comenzó con un poco de historia de la educación en los Estados Unidos. El Presidente reconoció como el GI Bill realmente transformo la educación al ofrecer nuevas oportunidades a otros estudiantes de primera generación como él. Él cree que también ayudó a crear una fuerte clase

Hace tres a cuatro años, SJSU inscribió entre 3,000 a 4,000 estudiantes más de lo que es ahora en curso. La Universidad Estatal de California (CSU por sus siglas en ingles) establece que inscripción de estudiantes debe limitarse a el 103 por ciento. Por cada punto porcentual más que el límite, el campus paga una multa de $ 1 millón. Mohammad Qayoumi, Presidente de la Universidad Estatal de San Jose se reunio con miembros de la comunidad como dijo. media y el Valle del Silicio es un producto de eso. “Se pronostica que para el 2048 nuestros fondos serán cero”, dijo el presidente Qayoumi. “Creo que el problema que se ve en California es bastante obvio, si usted lo mira en términos de nuestros impuestos o en la crisis económica, hemos visto una erosión constante, pero en los últimos años, una caída drástica en el financiamiento en la educación superior. “ A medida que disminuye el financiamiento, SJSU,

junto con 9 de las demás universidades de CSU que han sido afectadas deben desarrollar modelos de la mejor manera que puedan. El Presidente es consciente de que podría haber mayores recortes superiores a los previstos en enero. Él cree que la inscripción debe ser reducida para aliviar la situación actual. “El problema es que nuestros legisladores y nuestros funcionarios públicos no pueden decidir lo que debería ser el futuro de

Como se indica en el Plan Maestro para la Educación Superior en California, los estudiantes locales pueden aplicar con los requisitos mínimos de elegibilidad de CSU. Los futuros estudiantes debían tener un promedio mínimo de 2.0 de calificaciones (GPA). En un esfuerzo por reducir la inscripción, el presidente Qayoumi ha decidido seguir adelante con los planes para poner fin a la garantía de área local de la Universidad de San José efectivo en el otoño de 2013. Esto significa que SJSU ya no aceptará a todos los solicitantes que reúnen los

requisitos CSU, incluyendo a solicitantes de preparatorias y colegios comunitarios del condado de Santa Clara. “Los nuevos requisitos entrarán en vigor para el otoño del 2013, los estudiantes que están en la escuela secundaria, tienen un año más, “, dijo el presidente Qayoumi, quien tiene 26 años de experiencia en la CSU. “Espero que trabajen duro y para ser capaces de cumplir con los requisitos.” Las directrices propuestas incluyen una preferencia de área local en la forma de un umbral más bajo de admisión para los solicitantes locales que están sin declarar planes de carrera. SJSU requerirá que todos los solicitantes seleccionen carreras, con una primera y segunda opción. Candidatos locales no admitidos a sus clases serán elegibles para recibir, pero ya no está garantizada, la admisión como sin declarar. Un nuevo programa conocido como “Caminos Spartan” servirá para estudiantes CSU-elegibles que no cumplan con los criterios de admisión SJSUmínimos. Por lo menos

100 espacios de inscripción se proporcionarán a los solicitantes locales. El Presidente formuló otra propuesta, esta vez a La Raza Roundtable, una organización local que se centra en hacer un cambio positivo para La Raza. Pidió trabajar juntos para lograr que los estudiantes sin declarar su carrera a indicar su carrera. “Lo que pasa es que cuando se tiene un campus de inscripción que es de 25% o más hispanos/latinos inscritos, se clasifican como instituciones que sirven a hispanos”, dijo Presidente Qayoumi. “Así que como parte de eso, ellos serían elegibles para solicitar fondos federales por separado. “ Esa financiación se utilizaría para apoyar la graduación de retención y otros servicios estudiantiles para estudiantes hispanos/latinos. El Presidente tiene un gran interés en alcanzar el 25% de hispanos/latinos inscritos de ese modo será capaz de ofrecer más servicios. Cinthia Rodriguez es la editora del El Observador. Su correo es: spanish.editor@el-observador.com

VTA and SJSU Research Project Wins Best Practices Award Study Shows Less Parking Needed, Smarter Growth Prevails!

San Jose, Ca

On Friday, May 11, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) and San Jose State University (SJSU) were presented with the 2012 Best Practices Award from the American Planning Association, California Chapter – Northern Section, for their research effort to study parking at residential developments near public transit sites, or transit-oriented developments (TODs). The research team consisted of VTA staff, gradu-

ate students and an adjunct lecturer in SJSU’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP). The study focused on parking usage rates at 12 housing developments near VTA light rail and Caltrain stations and found that the parking supply exceeds actual demand, which suggests that residential parking requirements could be significantly reduced without the risk of “under-parking” a TOD site. Furthermore, unused parking supply consumes land, money and other resources needed to construct

and maintain parking facilities. Reduced parking could translate into potential cost savings for developers and affordable housing for residents located near rail transit service.

in public service projects designed to assist communities in addressing topical planning issues, while complementing the academic curriculum with real-world professional experiences.

As the congestion management agency for the county, VTA is responsible for multimodal countywide transportation planning that involves building relationships with city partners, universities and other stakeholders to deliver transportation solutions for our communities. DURP engages faculty and students

The timely and relevant research results will help shape future developments in Santa Clara County that are more pedestrian-friendly and encourage the use of public transit. The study also received a national best practices award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (ITE) in 2011. An example of Transit Oriented Development.


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ENTERTAINMENT

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Battleship

La batalla por la Tierra comienza en el mar

Peter Berg (Hancock,The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights) dirige y produce “Battleship”, una película de acción y aventuras de dimensiones épicas que se desarrolla a través de los mares, en los cielos y en la tierra mientras nuestro planeta lucha por sobrevivir contra una fuerza superior. El elenco de “Battleship” cuenta con Taylor Kitsch como el Teniente Alex Hop-

per, un oficial de armas de la marina asignado al USS John Paul Jones; Alexander Skarsgård como el hermano mayor de Hopper, Stone, Comandante Oficial del USS Sampson; la super estrella musical internacional Rihanna, debutando en el cine como Suboficial de Segundo Grado Cora Raikes, la compañera de tripulación de Hopper y especialista en armas en el USS

John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker como Sam Shane, la prometida de Hopper y fisioterapeuta especializada en rehabilitación de combatientes militares veteranos; Liam Neeson como el superior de Hopper y Stone (y padre de Sam), Admirante Shane, Comandante de la Flota del Pacífico. Inspirada en el clásico juego de combate de Hasbro.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting Inspired by the perennial New York Times bestseller of the same name, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” is a hilarious and heartfelt big screen comedy about five couples whose intertwined lives are turned upside down by the challenges of impending parenthood. Over the moon about starting a family, TV fitness guru Jules and dance show star Evan find that their high-octane celebrity lives don’t stand a chance against the surprise demands of pregnancy. Baby-crazy author and advocate Wendy gets a taste of her own militant mommy advice when pregnancy hormones ravage her body; while Wendy’s husband, Gary, struggles not to be outdone by his competitive alpha-Dad, who’s expecting twins with

These two lovely ladies (Elizabeth Banks and Brooklyn Decker) compare their pregnancies in What to Expect When You’re Expecting.. his much younger trophy wife, Skyler. Photographer Holly is prepared to travel the globe to adopt a child, but her husband Alex isn’t so sure, and tries to quiet his panic by attending a “dudes” support group,

where new fathers get to tell it like it really is. And rival food truck chefs Rosie and Marco’s surprise hookup results in an unexpected quandary: what to do when your first child comes before your first date?


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Profecías

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Nostradamus Michael de Notre Dame nació en Provenza, Francia (1503— 1566) Todas sus predicciones fueron escritas en centurias (3764 versos en francés escritos en cuartetas de diez silabas) porque en aquel tiempo tenía que maquillar un poco los escritos que plasmaban sus visiones y creencias ya que la tristemente celebre Santa Inquisición exterminaba a todo aquel que tuviera ideas o expresara conceptos diferentes a los razonamientos y dictámenes de la iglesia. Nostradamus era un médico afamado en Europa, dedicado de lleno a la astrología científica. Muchas veces fue perseguido, sin embargo varios nobles le protegieron y le ocultaron de los temibles inquisidores. Sus profecías han tenido miles de interpretaciones, en ellas se encuentran pasajes que señalan la Primera y Segunda Guerra Mundial, el asesinato de los hermanos Kennedy, la invención de la computadora, la aparición de un hombre con turbante azul quien se convertiría en el tercer Anticristo, incluso hace alusión a la decadencia de la religión católica, al predecir que un escándalo peor que el de la pedofilia será puesto al descubierto antes del 2018. Nostradamus habló de grandes terremotos que ocurrirán entre el 2012 y el 2014, hace referencia a inundaciones y a una lluvia de meteoritos que alcanzará a la superficie de la tierra. Sus profecías se acercan bastante a la realidad y en sus últimas visiones se dice que alcanzó a visualizar que la raza humana trascenderá la materia, logrando al mismo tiempo colonizar el espacio. Algunas de las interpretaciones de las centurias coinciden en señalar que faltan dos planetas por descubrir en el sistema solar, uno de ellos se encontrará entre Mercurio y el Sol, y el otro se

Astrologo Frances Nostradamus Michael de Notre Dame.

hallará a cientos de años luz de Plutón. Nostradamus, al contrario de lo que se cree sobre el universo, afirmó que este no es infinito y que los hoyos negros que resultan de laexplosión de una super nova (estrella en evolución) son los que conducen a los límites del mismo. Sin lugar a dudas Nostradamus ha sido el profeta visionario más reconocido después de los grandes profetas de la Biblia. Edgar Cayce Edgar Cayce (1877-1945), es reconocido como un de los grandes talentos psíquicos de la historia. Su popularidad alcanzó fama mundial gracias a las biografías que han sido escritas sobre su vida y obra. Entre estas biografías resalta una que es considerada la más importante “The Sleeping Prophet” (“El Profeta Durmien-

te”), escrita por Jess Stearn. Cayce nació el 18 de Marzo de 1877 en Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Desde niño, demostró habilidades psíquicas impresionantes. Durante su adolescencia descubrió que durmiéndose sobre sus textos podía memorizarlos completamente. Las profecías de Cayce son bastante alarmantes con respecto al siglo XXI, el habló del derretimiento de los polos, y de grandes inundaciones que ocurrirían en todos los continentes, debido al aumento de la cantidad de agua en los océanos. También predijo una devastadora tormenta que destruiría gran parte de Nueva York y un terremoto, quizá el más fuerte y destructivo que afectaría a San Francisco. Muchas de las profecías de Cayce se han cumplido y otras tienen un plazo hasta el 2020.

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Three-Division World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will make his long awaited return to the ring on July 28th to face unbeaten power puncher Selcuk “Mini Tyson” Aydin for the vacant WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship. The event will take place at the San Jose HP Pavilion and will be televised live on Showtime.

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will return to the ring on July 28.

“I’m excited to be back and I have been training very hard for this fight. The majority of his fights have been knock outs so I have to take him seriously,” Guerrero said. “A lot of people do not take the European fighters seri-

ously and that is a mistake. I am preparing for him.” Aydin, a 28-year old WBC Silver Welterweight titleholder, and a Trabzon, Turkey native, is known for his ferocious style that has made him one of the most popular fighters in his adopted home of Germany. He turned professional in 2006 and has won all 23 of his fights and knocked out 17 opponents in Mike Tyson style… three rounds or less. Aydin, who joined Guerrero via Skype on May 10, said that he has been waiting for a fight like this for some time now because it will finally give him a chance to prove himself to the boxing world. “Finally, I can come

to the home of boxing, America, and show everyone what a great fighter I am,” Aydin said. “Robert is a great fighter, but I have been fighting all of my life and against kind of fighters with different styles. I am very experienced and very talented, but I have not been given a chance to prove myself because I am Turkish.” Aydin taunted Guerrero by wearing a Ghostbusters type of T-shirt with Guerrero’s picture and the words “I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost”. “Robert will not be moving up one weight class but two weight classes to fight me,” Aydin said. “I am the strongest fighter that Robert has ever faced.” “The jump in weight class

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is not an issue for me,” Guerrero said. “ Actually, I feel as good as I felt when I first began my boxing career”. The winner of the fight will have a chance to face boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather, who vacated the title. “It would be awesome to fight Mayweather if I win this fight,” Guerrero said. “But it would be up to Mayweather if he wants to cut weight and fight me.” Guerrero vs. Aydin, a 12-round fight for the WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arena-Box Promotion and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T.

Miss CA USA 2012 Ditches the Treadmill and Hits The Weight Room PRNewswire IRVINE, CA

“I want a Victoria’s Secret model body and a little added ‘lift’ to my butt,” requested Natalie Pack. The current Miss CA USA 2012, Pack, is a Southern CA native and a student at the University of California, Irvine. Her primary focus is preparing for the upcoming Miss USA Pageant, to be aired June 3rd on NBC. “We can deliver on that request; she’s in the right place; this is the coolest little gym in America,” says Brad Davidson, Vice President of Research and Development at Stark (located in Irvine, California). Leading the team on the “Pack” project, Davidson describes the plan in detail. “Considering her goals,” said Davidson, “we found that she only needs to lose 2-3% body fat. We will help her maintain muscle mass to hit that target, while making sure that she avoids ADDING any muscle.” Davidson smiled,

Natalie Pack, Miss CA USA trains with weights, no cardio, to prep for the Miss USA Pageant in June. (PRNewsFoto/Stark) “We’ve decided to take the opposite approach to the other contestants: the lactate pathway over aerobic; a high-protein diet over calorie restriction. Choosing the lactate pathway to fat loss, will allow her to lose body fat quicker, while maintaining muscle mass — exactly what Pack needs to achieve in attaining a soft-toned, athletic, “Victoria-Secret” model look. We’ve alternated lowerbody exercises with upperbody exercises and made sure no specific muscle group was under too much

stress. This approach prevents muscular hypertrophy (big muscles) from happening. The diet we designed for Natalie follows many of the Paleo Diet principles. We also incorporated a few supplements that really help focus on sculpting lean legs and minimizing the normal anxiety that results from preparing for pageants such as these.” As we inch closer to her goals, just two weeks after embarking on her Stark transformation, she’s already dropped 2% body fat.


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Está feliz Marlene Favela con su Lanzan Serrat y Sabina disco regreso a la televisión mexicana “La orquesta del Titanic” en EU Notimex

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Después de algunos años de estar alejada de la televisión mexicana, la actriz Marlene Favela figura nuevamente en la pantalla chica de México con “Los herederos del Monte”, que se transmite por Galavisión.

Los cantautores españoles Joan Manuel Serrat y Joaquín Sabina unieron su talento en el álbum “La orquesta del Titanic”, el cual ya salió a la venta. Serrat y Sabina han colaborado en letra y música en los 11 temas que integran este disco: “La Orquesta del Titanic”, “Después de los despueses”, “Idiotas, Palizas y Calientabraguetas”, “Canción de Navidad”, “Quince o veinte copas”.

“Estoy contenta con esta telenovela que hice el año pasado en Colombia, se ha transmitido en mucho países, ahora llega a México, porque es mi país y quiero que todos la vean”, manifestó Favela, en entrevista. Señaló que deseaba trabajar en otras naciones, pues cada una tiene su forma de producir, “por ello aprendo las diferentes formas de hacer televisión, todas son muy respetables y hacen lo mejor, y que padre que haya variedad”. Marlene Favela, quien actuó en “La gata salvaje” y “Contra viento y marea”, señaló que aceptaba trabajar en el extranjero, porque le era llamativo el dinero, “me llamaba la atención el pro-

Actriz Mexicana, Marlene Favela regresa a la pantalla chica. yecto y el dinero, además por cuestiones personales estaba fuera de México”. Agregó que trabajó en proyectos importantes, pero ahora en México quiere actuar en una telenovela que la haga crecer profesionalmente, “le tengo un profundo respeto a la novela rosa porque me abrió las puertas,

creo en ese género y hay mucha gente que le gusta”, dijo. Sobre cuándo podría protagonizar una telenovela mexicana, indicó que se encuentra en platicas con Televisa, “pero estamos viendo qué historia, me encantaría que fuera este año, esperemos que se concrete”.

Conquista Lupillo Rivera a fans con su nuevo sencillo “Sólo una copa” promocionar dos baladas, ya que antes no lo había realizado. Se trató de algo diferente para mí, pero también quedó demostrado que hay personas a las que les gusta este estilo y se unieron a mi público.

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El cantante Lupillo Rivera refrenda su estilo como “El Rey” del amor, el desamor, el desprecio y la conquista con su nuevo sencillo “Sólo una copa”, con el que demuestra que para “cortarse las venas” con una canción, sólo él. Así lo dio a conocer su oficina de prensa, al exponer que después del éxito que obtuvo con las canciones “Me contagias” y “Quién fuera él”, el intérprete vuelve a explorar esa faceta de “enamorado y adolorido” con la balada sinaloense. La canción, de la autoría de Alfredo Martínez C., lo

Cantante Lupillo Rivera. regresa a las listas de popularidad, gracias a sus fans que piden el tema en estaciones de radio, en especial en el sur de Estados Unidos Mediante un comunicado, Lupillo Rivera destacó: “Fue muy bonita experiencia el hecho de grabar y

“Además, los seguidores de siempre aceptaron muy bien las baladas y las hicieron parte de sus favoritas. Los resultados fueron muy positivos. Ahora con este nuevo sencillo retomo aquellas canciones con las que mi gente, mi raza, me conoció desde los inicios de mi carrera, esas de sufrimiento y dolor por los amores ingratos.

Todas las canciones de este nuevo disco son completamente inéditas, creadas para la ocasión, una obra exquisita con estos dos autores importantes en la música. Ambos cantautores tienen previsto presentarse el 14 de noviembre en Los Ángeles.


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LEGAL/CLASSIFIEDS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564641 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Lemus Multiservices, 595 S. White Rd # A, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Gloria Lemus, 926 Copal Ct., San Jose, CA 95127, Luis R. Lemus, 926 Copal Ct., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by husband and wife registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/03/12. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Gloria Lemus May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/04/12 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 565080 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Wired Vines, 14371 Highgrove Ct., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. James Manriquez, 14371 Highgrove Ct., San Jose, CA 95127. 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.) James Manriquez May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/17/12 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564707 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Carlos for hair, 933 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara Co. Carlos Ruiz, 350 Grant Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 07/01/2004. “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.) Carlos Ruiz May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/08/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV224551 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chi-Che Ning, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Chi-Che Ning has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chi-Che Ning to Samuel Qizhe Ning. 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 08/14/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 15, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV224426 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Kathryn Gonzales Jose & Gilbert B. Jose, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Maria Kathryn Gonzales Jose y Gilbert Jose have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Adriane Gonzales to Adriane Gonzales Jose b. Ivan Flore Gonzales to Ivan Gonzales Jose. 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 08/07/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 14, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV224302 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Paul Hua Yang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Paul Hua Yang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Paul HUa Yang to Moses Chen. 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 08/07/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 11, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV224299 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Guoqi Cui & Mingtao Yang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Guoqi Cui & Mingtao Yang have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jiamay Cui to May Jiamei Cui b. Jiamin Cui to Melody Jiamin Cui. 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 08/07/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 15, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV224237 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amber Elizabeth Lobdell, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Amber Elizabeth Lobdell has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amber Elizabeth Lobdell to Amber Elizabeth Cloyd. 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 08/07/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 10, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV222174 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Godeleva Huizar & Jose Betancourt, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Godeleva Huizar & Jose Betancourt have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jose Betancourt Jr. to Jose Betancourt Jr. Huizar. 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 May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Name): (Nombre): Carlos Sanchez You are being sued. Lo están demandado. Petitioner’s name is: Nombre del demandante: Essie R. Villarreal Case Number (Número de caso): 111FL15932 You have 30 CALENDER DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL 123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com your local court or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL-123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también le puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE; The restraining orders on Page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO; Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutención, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a petición de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): Essie R. Villarreal 1090 Ruge Drive. San Jose, CA 95132 David H Yamasaki, Chief Executive Officer/Clerk Date (Fecha) Oct. 18, 2011 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) L. Castillo, Deputy (Asistente) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served a. as an individual. AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza (a usted como individuo) WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 2. Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3. Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party.

You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However you may use community property, quasi-community property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ADVERTENCIA – INFO MACION IMPORTANTE ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su cónyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1. Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. 2. Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, tal como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3.Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasi comunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte, con excepción las operaciones realizadas en el curso normal de actividades o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4. Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte el destino de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte. Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasi comunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. Published. May 18, 25; June 01, 08, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564769 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Mexican Restaurant y Taquería La Enrramada, 1635 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Mexican Restaurant y Taqueria La Enrramada, 1635 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in June 2006. “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.) Mexican Restaurant y Taqueria La Enrramanda Onofre Vizcarra/President May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/13/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564842 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Dulceria Lupita’s, 1308 Santee Dr. Apt. Q, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Juan Jose Ramirez, 1308 Santee Dr. Apt. Q, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/10/12. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Juan Jose Ramirez May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/10/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564755 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Minime Santa Clara, 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Yang Qin, 1558 Sawgrass Dr., 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.) Yang Qin May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/08/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564682 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, HOM Foods, Z2BM, 1737 N. First Street, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. HOM Foods Corp. 1737 N. First Street, Suite 110, San Jose, CA 95112. 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.) HOM Foods Corp. Carolina Castelazo Mirnada/CFO May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/07/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564681 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, KC & Associates Insurance Agency, 4320 Stevens Creek Blvd. # 206, San Jose, CA 95129, Santa Clara Co. Kyle Chuang Insurance Agency, Inc., 4320 Stevens Creek Blvd #206, San Jose, CA 95129. 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.) Kyle Chuang Insurance Agency, Inc. Kyle Chuang/President May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/07/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564444 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Spring Beauty Salon, 3745 Madeline Dr. #12, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Nguyen Luong Thi Kim, 199 Kenbrook Cir., San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 04/30/12. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Nguyen Luong Thi Kim May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/30/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564114 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, EBE Flow Diagnostics, 635 Salvatierra Street, Stanford, CA 94305, Santa Clara Co. Dina Birrell, 376 Grinnel, Santa Clara, CA 95051, John Eaton, 635 Salvatierra, Stanford, CA 94305, Chris Elkins, 210 Rutherford, Redwood City, CA 94061. This business is conducted by a general partnership 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.) Dina Birrell May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/23/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564085 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Joy & Laughter Developmental Therapy, JLD – Therapy, 1400 Coleman Ave., Suite B24 Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Jennifer Davis, 345 N. 20th St., San Jose, CA 95112, Tyler Davis, 345 N 20th St., San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by husband and wife 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.) Jennifer Davis May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563961 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Saraos Cleaning Service, 1063 Appian Ln. #C, San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Filiberta Saraos, 1063 Appian Ln. #C., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/03/12. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Filiberta Saraos May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. This statement was filed with the County

of Santa Clara on 04/18/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV224226 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kayvan Karim Panahi, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kayvan Karim Panahi has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kayvan Karim Panahi to Kevin Panahi. 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 08/07/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 10, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV224207 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Wocheng Lin & Kechen Yeh, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Wocheng Lin & Kechen Yeh have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Si Yu Lin aka Jao Jao Chou to Sunny Lin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 08/07/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 10, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV224060 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Naxielli July Santiago, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Naxielli July Santiago has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Naxielli aka Naxielli July Santiago to Nancy July Ortega. 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 07/31/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 08, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223949 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rene Castillo & Erika Santiago, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Rene Castillo & Erika Santiago have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rene Santiago to Rene Castillo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 07/31/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 07, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223717 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gang Kang & Huining Kang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Gang Kang & Huining Zhao have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Yuncong Kang to Angie Kang. 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

MAY 18 - MAY 24, 2012 should not be granted on 07/31/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 04, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223677 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Doghdoo Bahmani, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Doghdoo Bahmani has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Doghdoo Bahmani to Dona Bahmani. 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 07/31/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 03, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223655 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Donde Huang & Baozhen Lin, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Donde Huang & Baozhen Lin have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zhiqing Huang to Jane Z Huang. 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 07/31/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. May 03, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 11, 18, 25; June 01, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564512 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Mexico Lindo Rest. & Cantina, 11 Race St., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Lino Muñoz, 1116 S. 9th St. San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 10/17/2005. “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.) Lino Muñoz May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 05/01/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564096 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, FRI Energy Consulting, 21 Harrison Ave, Suite 210, Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara Co. FRI Energy Consultants, LLC., 21 Harrison Ave., Suite 210, Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by a limited liability company registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) FRI Energy Consultants LLC Stacy Bignardi May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/20/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564051 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Lang’s Hair Design, 5312 Monterey, Rd., San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Sam Lam, 18645 Devon Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070, Annie Chau, 18645, Devon Ave., Saratoga CA 95070. This business is conducted by husband and wife registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 06/92. “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.) Sam Lam May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/19/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 112CV223564 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Phuong Hoai Nguyen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Phuong Hoai Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Phuong Hoai Nguyen to Devin Phuong 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 07/24/12 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. May 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 04, 11, 18, 25, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223509 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Rosa Escortell Ferrer, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Rosa Escortell Ferrer has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rosa Escortell Ferrer to Rose Escortell Ferrer. 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 07/24/12 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. May 01, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 04, 11, 18, 25, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223410 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kashmir Kaur, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kashmir Kaur has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kashmir Kaur to Kashmir Kaur Sidhu. 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 07/24/12 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. April 30, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 04, 11, 18, 25, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223396 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bobby Vinas, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Bobby Vinas has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bobby Vinas to Bobby Eulogio Vinas. 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 07/24/12 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. April 30, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 04, 11, 18, 25, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223260 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kathryn Grace Blood, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kathryn Grace Blood has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kathryn Grace Blood to Kathryn Grace Sluman. 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 07/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four


MAY 18 - MAY 24, 2012 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 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court May 04, 11, 18, 25, 2012.

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223052 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hung Van Duong, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Hung Van Duong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hung Van Duong to Jimmy Tran Duong. 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 07/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564250 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Green Landscaping Services, 735 E. Brokaw Rd., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Evangelina Cornejo, 2118 Simon Ave., San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Evangelina Cornejo April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/25/12.

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 564142 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Pery Handyman Services, 979 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Pedro Rios, 1400 Busca Dr., Tracy, CA 95376. 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.) Pedro Rios April 27; May 4, 11, 18, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/23/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223178 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chien Ping Ou, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Chien Ping Ou has filed a petition for

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Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chien Ping Ou to Alison Ou Wang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 07/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 25, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 27; May 04, 11, 18, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV223118 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Elin Rene Watkins, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petition-

er, Elin Rene Watkins has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Elin Rene Watkins to Rene Watkins Lynn. 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 07/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 25, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 27; May 04, 11, 18, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV222915 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mu Mei Hu & Jane Hwa Chiau, TO ALL

INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Mu Mei Hu & Jane Hwa Chiau have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tien Chi Chiou to Tommy Tienchi Chiou. 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 07/17/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 27; May 04, 11, 18, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV222870 Superior Court of California, County of

LEGAL/CLASSIFIEDS Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marilyn Naranjo Flores , TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Marilyn Naranjo Flores has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marilyn Naranjo Flores to Marilyn Valencia Lopez. 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 07/10/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 20, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 27; May 04, 11, 18, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

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NO. 112CV222807 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Baltazar Soto Bernal, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Baltazar Soto Bernal has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Baltazar Soto Bernal to Balta Paola Soto Bernal. 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 07/10/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 19, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 27; May 04, 11, 18, 2012.

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FRANCIA – El 65 Festival Internacional de Cine de Cannes fue inaugurado el 16 de mayo y concluirá el próximo 27 de mayo con la entrega de premios. En la imagen el jurado durante la primera rueda de prensa de presentación.

GRECIA - El presidente griego, Karolos Papoulias (der), nombró oficialmente al juez Panayiotis Pikrammenos como primer ministro del gobierno provisional de Grecia, para conducir al país a una segunda ronda de elecciones, muy probablemente para el 17 de junio.

AFGANISTÁN - Agricultor afgano trabaja en un campo cultivado con amapolas, en la provincia de Kunar, en el este de Afganistán. De acuerdo con un informe de la ONU, el cultivo de la amapola en Afganistán ha ido en aumento durante los últimos 10 años. Se estima que el país produce alrededor del 90 por ciento del opio del mundo, materia prima para la fabricación de heroína.

MEXICO - Admiradores del fallecido escritor mexicano, Carlos Fuentes, se dieron cita en las inmediaciones del Palacio de Bellas Artes donde se llevó a cabo el homenaje de cuerpo presente del autor de “Aura”.


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