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VTA to Receive $3.75 Million in Federal Funding The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is the recipient of a $3.75 million grant which will boost the ongoing effort to replace aging buses with more fuel-efficient vehicles. Read more online at: www.elobservador.com/category/local NASA da Acceso de Primer Plano a la Plataforma de Lanzamiento a los Visitantes Por primera vez en la historia de los 50 años del Centro Espacial Kennedy, a partir del viernes la NASA dará acceso para que los visitantes recorran una de las plataformas de lanzamiento desde las cuales fueron lanzados los transbordadores espaciales y los cohetes lunares Saturno Apolo V. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/ national

A Little Classical Night Music | free! Saturday 7:00pm July 28, 2012 | Concert takes place on the Green at San Jose State University: 4th and San Carlos Streets A lively collection of light classics: highlights from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, Borodin’s seductive Polovtsian Dances, the hypnotic Ritual Fire Dance, Mozart’s A Little Night Music, Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony and much more. Join the orchestra for an evening of tuneful favorites that will send you home humming. Bay Area Playwrights Festival July 27 – 29 The Thick House 1695 18th St. San Francisco, CA www.playwrightsfoundation.org Firme – one night only July 27 9:00pm The Blank Club 44 S. Almaden San Jose, CA $10 Zumba Party July 27 6:00pm – 8:30pm The Health Trust 46 Race St. Sam Jose, CA $15 at door valsdance@gmail.com Stanford Jazz Festival July 27 – August 4 Dinkelspiel Auditorium 471 Lagunita Dr. Stanford, CA www.stanfordjazz.org Cavalia: A Show featuring horses July 27 – August 12 Intersection of Hwy 101 and 87 East San Jose, CA Tickets available at: www.cavalia.net Stern Grove Music Festival Sundays July 27 – August 26 2:00pm Sigmund Stern Grove 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd San Francisco, CA Summer Concert Series: Evenings by the Bay Saturdays & Sundays

July 27 – September 2 6:00pm – 8:00pm Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Gallery 886 Cannery Row
 Monterey, CA Concerts included with admission to Aquarium Fundraiser for Food Allergies Car & Bike Show July 28 12:00pm – 5:00pm Evergreen Valley High School 3300 Quimby Rd. San Jose, CA Spaghetti Feed Benefit July 28 4:00pm – 7:00pm Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center 938 The Alameda San Jose, CA $10 suggested donation Carolina Lugo’s & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco July 29 6:15pm Peña Pachamama 1630 Powell St. San Francisco, CA $24 show www.carolinalugo.com Silicon Valley STEM Summit July 30 9:00am – 12:00pm Microsoft 1065 La Avenida St. Mountain View, CA $20 Spirit of ‘45 August 4 11:00am – 5:00pm History Park 635 Phelan Ave. San Jose, CA

$5 general admission Seniors & children under 10 free Tears for Fears August 5 7:30pm San Jose Civic 135 W. San Carlos San Jose, CA $39.50 / $55 / $65 Picklewater Clown Cabaret August 6 7:00pm & 9:00pm Stage Werx Theater 446 Valeria St. San Francisco, CA $15 at the door Ladies to the Rescue August 8 & 9 7:00pm CounterPULSE 1310 Mission St. San Francisco, CA $7-10 sliding scale 1-877-297-6805 www.counterpulse.org Collecting & Planting with Seeds August 11 10:00am – 11:30am Guadalupe Visitor & Education Center 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA $10 members / $15 non-members www.grpg.org Gigantes tour: Marc Anthony, Chayanne & Marco Antonio Solis August 26 7:00pm HP Pavilion 299 N. Montgomery St. San Jose, CA www.ticketmaster.com

Jews-Hindus-Buddhists want Santa Clara City Council shift to multifaith prayer Rabbi ElizaBeth W. Beyer, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed and Buddhist leader Reverend Jikai’ Phil Bryan, in a joint statement, said that since Santa Clara City Council represented all residents irrespective of religion/denomination, it was quite befitting in this increasingly diverse city to do a rotation of prayers representing major religions and Native American spirituality. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/category/local Se Anuncia un Boycott Global de los Hoteles Hyatt
 En una conferencia nacional de prensa en Washington DC la Asociación de Jugadores de NFL, UNITE HERE, NOW, AFL-CIO, grupos LGBT, trabajadores y conocidos músicos se han unido para apoyar un boicot global de hoteles Hyatt debido a el extensor abuso por parte de la compañía a sus recamareras y a salarios bajos. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www. el-observador.com/category/international Youth Environmental Coalition Launches “Stand with Lisa” The Stand with Lisa campaign is supporting Lisa Jackson’s efforts to fight for public health in the face of polluting villains. Web ads will run through October to raise awareness about Jackson’s heroic efforts resulting in victories like a massive increase in the fuel efficiency standards for cars by 2020. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/category/local Oportunidad de ganar un viaje todo pagado a la isla Gran Caimán “Arranca Con Energía,” el programa de la campaña hispana del Bigote de Leche de ‘got milk?’ exhorta a las familias hispanas a comenzar sus mañanas este verano con un desayuno nutritivo que incluya leche y cereal, y les da la oportunidad de ganar premios este verano, visitando ProyectoDesayuno.com

FREE BOX San Francisco International Poetry Festival July 27 – 29 • 7:00pm – 9:00pm Kerouac Alley 257 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA www.sfipl.org Mexicanismo through Artists Eyes July 27 - September 23 Tuesday- Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm San Jose Museum of Art 110 S. Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 271-6840 C. Toni Graham Book Signing July 28 • 1:00pm BookSmart Kids Oakridge Mall 925 Blossom Hill Rd. San Jose, CA Native American Celebration July 28 • 1:00pm – 3:00pm Gardens of the Oakland Museum of CA 1000 Oak St. Oakland, CA www.musuemca.org Public action against Hyatt July 28 4:30pm – 6:00pm Hyatt Regency

5101 Great America Parkway Santa Clara, CA Family Fandango July 28 • 5:00pm – 8:00pm Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch Santa Teresa County Park 372 Manila Dr. San Jose, CA (408) 846-5632 www.parkhere.org Toyoakimoto CD release & concert July 29 • 12:30pm – 2:30pm Tateuchi Auditorium 1830 Sutter St. San Francisco, CA www.asianimprov.org

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One Million California Tenants Directly Impacted by Home Foreclosures

Tenants Together, California’s statewide organization for renters’ rights, released its fourth annual report on California renters in the foreclosure crisis. The report reveals a shocking statistic: over one million California renters have been directly impacted by their landlord’s foreclosure since the mortgage meltdown began. According to Leah Simon-Weisberg, Legal Director at Tenants Together and principal author of the report, “We are five years and a million tenants into this crisis in California. Anti-eviction laws and aggressive enforcement efforts are needed to protect tenants from further abuse.” Tenants are innocent victims in a foreclosure crisis they did nothing to create. Tenants and their communities have continued to suffer from banks’ and investors’ poor maintenance of foreclosure properties and their inhumane and irrational eviction policies. The report quantifies the impact of home foreclosures on tenants by analyzing 2011 data, describes recent foreclosure-related developments affecting tenants and makes recommendations to strengthen protections for tenants in foreclosure situations. Key research findings highlighted in the report include: • Approximately 175,000 renters were directly affected by residential foreclosures last year • Over one million California renters have been directly impacted by foreclosure since the mortgage meltdown began in 2007 • Renters occupy an increasing percentage of the homes in foreclosure in California as apartment build-

Over 1 million California renters have been impacted by their landlord’s foreclosure. ing foreclosures have stayed stubbornly high, even as single-family homes foreclosure have declined Key developments highlighted in the report include: • Los Angeles City Attorney, Carmen Trutanich, commenced the first major government enforcement action against a bank (Deutsche Bank) for its violation of tenant rights after foreclosure • The Merced City Council passed the Central Valley’s first anti-eviction law to stop the arbitrary eviction of tenants after foreclosure • Fresno County Assessor-Recorder, Paul Dictos, CPA, announced a proactive initiative to conduct outreach to tenants and homeowners in pre-foreclosure properties Tenants Together is in a unique position to report

on the human impact of the foreclosure crisis on renters. The organization operates California’s only hotline for tenants in foreclosure situations and has counseled over 6,000 tenants from across the state. California tenants can reach the Tenant Foreclosure Hotline toll-free at 1-888-495-8020 or submit an online intake form at www.tenantstogether.org/ hotlineintake to get a call back from a counselor. Once again, Tenants Together concludes its annual report with checklist of recommended action to mitigate the impact of the foreclosure crisis on tenants. Among the various proposals, the report notes that ‘just cause for eviction’ laws are a particularly effective and cost-free way to stop the unfair displacement of innocent renters after foreclosure and provide stability to the community at large.

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Thoughts about that Aurora Killing Spree

Another deranged individual went on a killing spree. He had assembled the firearms, ammunitions, and knowledge to booby trap his apartment. A total of 12 individuals were murdered, 26 hospitalized and many individuals wounded in this brief rampage. The mainstream media reported in great detail the acts of heroism and bravery along with the impact on parents, siblings, friends, the community and the nation. It was prudent and correct for both President Barack Obama and contender Mitt Romney to suspend their election campaigns. Two major public policy issues are involved: 1) the right of the people to keep and bear arms. And 2) the mental health status of the alleged suspect. Gun control laws are opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), the most effective gun lobbyist. At issue is the interpretation of the Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” At the time of its adoption, both the militia and people had access to the same level of firearms technology. Many citizens had blunderbusses, muskets, single shot rifles and hand guns which required reloading whenever fired. Today, automatic weaponry having magazines capable of holding 100 bullets are available. It is reasonable for residents to “own and bear” shotguns, handguns and rifles (with magazines limited to 10 bullet capacity as in CA.). The NRA dogmatically insists that the Second

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Amendment gives residents the right to ‘keep and bear” arms of any type and firepower. It is time to establish the maximum firepower needed by an individual to ‘protect’ himself/herself at home or to perform hunting activities. It is recommended that personal firearms be limited to a capability of firing 10 rounds. Any firepower beyond this becomes the domain of the military and law enforcement agencies. All should note that the automatic rifle having a 100 bullet clip jammed forced the assailant to go to other weapons. This malfunction very likely lowered the murder rate. Isolated events such as this one will continue to happen in our free open society. The one method available to limit the extent of killings possible is to limit legal purchases to handguns, shotguns and rifles capable of being loaded with a 10 bullet magazine. An excessive purchase of bullets needs to become a ‘red flag’ reportable to local public safety authorities. Timely personal background checks must be required. Readers are encouraged to communicate with their congressional representative about the need to pass appropriate legislation. The objective is to limit domestic firepower while permitting residents to own and bear personal firearms. Firepower capability in excess of a 10 bullet clip belongs in the U.S. military, law and security enforcement agencies. We

all know that the scofflaws in our midst will illegally acquire high firepower automatic weaponry. These scofflaws need to be identified and prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows. The second public policy issue involves the mental health status of the alleged suspect. In this case, the suspect’s mother was not surprised when informed that her son was the assailant. Some behavioral traits were evident. Being ‘a loner’, a quiet remote individual; having experienced a succession of failures, etc. All these can be the cause of severe stress and depression resulting in a deranged mind. The National Institute of Health needs to be authorized and funded to analyze and identify the mosaic of traits which may result in an individual capable of planning, acquiring the resources needed, and implementing his/her destructive actions. Meanwhile, any individual who observes another experiencing extreme stress or being ‘anti-social’ needs to engage that stressed out individual in a manner that communicates concern and establishes a friendly relationship. Individuals who have friends are very unlikely to act out destructive plans. Also, suspicious activities must be reported to the local police. In our community, a 1-hour photo clerk reported photos of pipe bombs and weaponry to the local police, thereby thwarting a plan to be executed at a local community school. That perpetrator was arrested, convicted, and is now serving his prison sentence. While it is not possible to prevent all shooting sprees, it is possible to mitigate the numbers of killings, injuries, and property damage.

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Learn how to have a beautiful yard that saves you water and money Richard Santos Santa Clara Valley Water District

It’s summer barbeque season, which means it is your landscape’s time to shine. But did you know that landscaping accounts for about half of a typical household’s water use? That’s why, across Santa Clara Valley (SCVWD), new water-efficient landscapes are sprouting up all over. With a cash rebate from the SCVWD, switching to an attractive, low water-use yard means saving money as well as water. Many people have the misconception that a waterwise yard means a sparse, desert landscape. The truth is that water-efficient gardens can be colorful, aromatic, fruit-bearing and easy to maintain. By incorporating water-efficient gardening techniques, you can create a beautiful garden while reducing irrigation water usage from 20 to 80 percent. And, the water district may be able to help foot the bill for landscape improvements. Its Landscape Rebate Program is designed to assist homeowners and commercial, industrial and institutional property owners increase efficiency of outdoor water use by converting qualifying high water-use landscape or upgrading to qualifying high-efficiency irrigation equipment. Simple changes in plant type and irrigation methods can greatly reduce the water required for an attractive landscape. There are many plants that use surprisingly little water. There are also several irrigation equipment upgrades that can increase your irrigation system’s efficiency. A recent Landscape Rebate Program customer told us, “We get amazing com-

pliments from people who walk past. People are surprised that it’s water-wise. They don’t realize that being water-wise can be beautiful and have a lot of green.” There are a number of requirements to qualify for the rebate. For instance, a minimum of 100 square feet of qualifying high water using landscape must be converted, and 50 percent of plant coverage in the converted area must be listed on the water district’s Qualifying Plant List. These plants are considered low and very low water using plants adaptable to our local climate. Also, the converted area must include a sufficient number of qualifying water efficient plants to ensure at least 50 percent of the area is covered with living plants when the plants are fully grown. A full list of the requirements is available on our website,

www.valleywater.org. Please note, you should not begin your landscape conversion or irrigation hardware upgrade projects until a district representative has conducted a preinspection survey and you have received a written notice to proceed from the water district. All of these programs are part of the water district’s effort to ensure a clean, reliable supply of water into the future. As population increases, all of us must use the water we have more efficiently. In fact, in 2009, all cities in California were mandated to reduce per capita water use by 20 percent by 2020. For more information on our water-saving programs and workshops, call the Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630- 2554 or visit www.save20gallons.org.

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Tenth anniversary of California’s Paid Family Leave Law

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Veronica Taylor Ramirez Special to El Observador

Ten years ago, in 2002, California passed the Paid Family Leave Law (PFL) and became the first state in the nation to offer a family leave insurance program. Employees who contribute to the State Disability Insurance fund are entitled to six weeks of partial pay while taking a leave from work. Employees fund the program with deductions from their paycheck through the State Disability Insurance. They may take paid leave under the following circumstances, 1) to bond with a newborn child, 2) to care for an ill parent, child, spouse or registered domestic partner. During paid leave, employees may receive up to 55 percent of their salary, capping at $1,000 per week. The program is available to all employees regardless of citizenship status. As long as the employee has been working in the state for at least a year, they qualify for

the insurance program. Though many California employees have enjoyed the success of the program, many communities such as the Latino and immigrant communities, as well as renters and low wage workers, are least likely to know that the program is available to them. Janet Zamudio, a childcare advocate, took family leave to bond with her newborn daughter. “For low income families, having paid family leave allowed me to stay home with my infant and not have to pay for early child-care”, said Zamudio. Zamudio said that the average California family should expect to pay $9,000-$13,000 annually for childcare. Paid family leave helps alleviate some of the cost for families. “Knowing the full scope of the law early on, I was able to plan my finances ahead of time”, said Zamudio. Advocates for PFL are increasing their outreach to underserved low income and Latino communities.

Latinos were less aware of PFL compared to any other ethnic racial group. Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Los Angeles County of Labor, said that when workers take unpaid leave it drastically hurts their income. “Unpaid leave hurts families income and their economic security. Many families already live below the margin”, said Durazo. In the past, opponents of the law claimed that it would be easy to commit fraud and, more importantly, would affect employee productivity. Ruth Milkman, Sociology Professor at the City University of New York, said that the opposite is true. “90 percent of employers said it had a positive or no effect on productivity, and a positive effect on morale”, said Milkman. “The program is working quite well.” Attempts have been made to extend the law to include in-laws, but thus far it has not passed.

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Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor, Visits CET

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Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis highlighted federal investments in job training initiatives and expanded services for Veterans during her July 23 visit to San Jose’s Center for Employment Training (Hermelinda Sapien, Executive Director) and Goodwill, Silicon Valley (Mike Fox, CEO). This past Monday, July 23rd, Solis toured four training programs: Medical Assistant, Electrical, Construction, and Culinary Arts at CET in San Jose. She saw how Labor Department investments in job training are helping community members – including many farmworkers and their families – learn the skills, and earn the necessary credentials to compete for jobs in high-growth industries. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis personally had a

about how the information collected at CET would be used, Labor Secretary Solis responded that she would share it with other members of the Cabinet and President Obama. “However, at the end of the day, it is the U.S. Congress that must assemble and pass the legislation which deals with these labor training programs and the funds authorized to support their expansion.”

conversation with several Job training participants. One student, Javier, related how he learned about, and enrolled, in the Medical Assistant training program. Javier had been laid off and was unable to find work in his prior career. Today he was excited and told Secretary Solis that he was looking forward to employment in a job that will allow him to remain in his community. Another student stated, “I love this job.” Some 90 individuals are undergoing Medical Assistants training. Similar conversations occurred with trainees at the electrical and construction training programs. Secretary Solis stated, “There are about three million job vacancies today that require skilled trained employees. These programs are about preparing individuals with the skills needed by employers in this very fragile economy.”

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, tours the Culinary class room at Center for Employment Training in San Jose. Photo Credit: Department of Labor During her visit to the Culinary Training Program, Secretary Solis spoke to Raphael Alvarez, a trainee who commutes each day from Salinas, CA. He had graduated from high school, attended Hartnell College,

and after not being able to find employment, decided to become a chef. “I am enjoying all this. I learn well by doing. How food is presented is an important skill. I know that I shall make a good living as a chef…the

Master Chef here is one of the best teachers.” This class of culinary arts has 35 trainees. A brief question and answer period with the press followed. In response to a question which asked

Secretary of Labor Solis next went to a similar Tour and Conversation with Veterans at Goodwill of Silicon Valley, 1080 North 7th Street, San Jose. Here essential services needed by returning veterans were expanded. Here, an effort funded by a series of grants from the Labor Department, are being made to reach homeless veterans in order to help them succeed in civilian careers.


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El Centro latino Smithsonian les ofrece una enriquecedora experiencia a los estudiantes de último año de escuela secundaria

El Centro latino Smithsonian ha completado un proceso competitivo a lo largo del país y de Puerto Rico al seleccionar a 22 estudiantes que se graduarán este año de escuela secundaria para que participen en el Programa de Jóvenes Embajadores del 24 de junio al 3 de agosto. Se trata de un programa nacional e interdisciplinario dedicado al desarrollo del liderazgo, con miras a impulsar la próxima generación de líderes latinos en las artes, las ciencias y las humanidades. Los estudiantes participarán por una semana en un seminario de adiestramiento personal y enriquecimiento cultural que tendrá lugar en Washington, D.C. El seminario incluye cursillos y visitas a varias unidades y museos de la Institución Smithsonian y otras organizaciones culturales. Una vez concluida la semana en Washington, los estudiantes regresarán a sus comunidades para completar una pasantía de cua-

tro semanas en un museo o institución cultural en su propia comunidad. Este programa de verano alienta a la juventud a explorar y entender su identidad latina y a acoger su patrimonio cultural mediante visitas a las colecciones latinas de la Institución Smithsonian y a través de la interacción con expertos de la Institución, así como con artistas, periodistas, científicos y otros profesionales que laboran en los museos. Entre los invitados especiales a presentar en el seminario se encuentra la artista, Christina Fernandez, el cineasta, Alberto Ferreras, la experta en medios sociales, Elianne Ramos, Joseph De Pascuale, experto en la ciencia de las imágenes del Chandra X-ray Observatory y líderes hispanos, tal como José Zayas, del Departamento de Energía, Roel Campos, de Locke Lorde LLP y The New America Alliance, así como Rocky Egusquiza, de AARP, entre

otros. La pasantía les ofrece una oportunidad práctica de adquirir las destrezas en promover el patrimonio cultural latino en las comunidades a nivel local. Los participantes representan a nueve estados de los Estados Unidos, Washington, D.C. y Puerto Rico. Entre ellos, hay estudiantes que aspiran a ser antropólogos, artistas, científicos, líderes en la salud y la medicina, líderes cívicos y comunitarios, diplomáticos, diseñadores e ingenieros. Los Jóvenes Embajadores no solo han alcanzado el éxito académico, sino que han dado pruebas de su sentido de responsabilidad cívica y su dedicación al servicio a la comunidad. Este programa se lleva a cabo gracias al generoso patrocinio de Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, el brazo filantrópico de Ford Motor Company. “Uno de nuestros objetivos ha sido siempre la de ofrecerles oportunidades

Odyssey Community School selected for ASCD “Whole Child Network” SAN JOSE, Ca

Odyssey Community School, a school in the Alternative Education Department of the Santa Clara County Office of Education, has been selected as one of only 10 schools nationwide to participate in the ASCD “Whole Child Network” of schools. As part of its selection, Odyssey will receive a $10,000 grant for the 2012–13 school year. The school will also participate in a school improvement process using the tenets of ASCD’s “Whole Child” initiative. Leaders from Odyssey kicked off their participa-

tion last week with a 2½-day Whole Child Network Summer Institute at ASCD’s Alexandria, Va., headquarters. Administrators and teachers formulated strategies and learned tactics for implementing the wholechild approach to education in their schools. Elements of those plans include needs assessments; customized face-to-face trainings; and the deployment of tools, products, and services that address the various needs identified by the assessment. Odyssey also will be the site of a one-day professional development training session, designed to introduce the whole-child ap-

proach to the school’s community. “Our work with Odyssey Community School and the other members of the network supports key leaders and team members as they create and implement longrange plans that ensure each child in each classroom at their school is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged,” said Molly McCloskey, managing director of Whole Child Programs at ASCD. ASCD is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. For more information, visit www.ascd.org.

22 jovenes que se graduaron este año de escuela secundaria fueron seleccionaron como Jovenes Embajadores para el Centro latino Smithsonian. de aprendizaje a los estudiantes hispanos para que puedan contribuir al avance de sus comunidades”, dijo Joedis Avila, gerente de alcance comunitario de Ford Motor Co. Fund and Community Services. “Estamos orgullosos de apoyar a estos Jóvenes Embajadores por quinto año consecutivo y tenemos la confianza de que

su semana en Washington y sus respectivas pasantías llegarán a ser fructíferas para sus carreras académicas y profesionales, y aún más”. “Descubrir los misterios del universo, comprender y mantener la biodiversidad de un planeta, valorar las culturas del mundo y

comprender la experiencia de América son los cuatro grandes retos del Smithsonian”, dijo Eduardo Díaz, director del Centro Latino del Smithsonian. “Nuestro Programa de Jóvenes Embajadores persigue cumplir con estos objetivos al proporcionarles una experiencia rica y culturalmente relevante”.


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1/2 cup chopped green onions

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2 teaspoons fresh grated peeled ginger 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar 1/4 c up fresh raspberries, optional garnish To toast almonds, place in a small skillet over medium heat, shaking often until golden all over, approximately 4 minutes. Preheat broiler. Bring water to a boil in medium sauce­pan and remove from heat. Stir in couscous and green onion. Rinse and pat dry salmon fillets, then sprinkle seasoning blend on each side. Place fillets on a

Over medium heat, bring orange juice and shallots to a slight boil in a small saucepan. Lower heat and whisk in raspberry preserves, ginger and vinegar; keep warm while salmon is cooking. Fluff couscous with fork and place equal amounts on 4 dinner plates. Lay a piece of salmon on top. Drizzle citrus sauce over salmon and sprinkle almonds on top. Garnish top with raspberries, if desired.

3 t ablespoons Mrs. Dash® Caribbean Citrus Seasoning Blend, divided 1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into small cubes 1 sweet onion, cut into cubes 1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes

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1/2 f resh pineapple, peeled, cut into cubes

1/2 cup pineapple juice

Mix pineapple juice and 2 tablespoons seasoning blend in a small bowl. Pour 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) of the pineapple juice mix­ture over the pork in a separate bowl and the remaining over the vegetables. Stir to coat evenly.

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Thread pork pieces onto 9 skewers, alternating with onion,

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Chipotle Burgers with Spicy Onions Serves: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 large red onion, peeled and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Seasoning Blend, divided ®

1p  ound extra lean ground beef 1/4 c up fresh cilantro, chopped 2 e gg whites, or egg substitute equivalent to 1 egg 4 toasted hamburger buns Sliced tomatoes, optional

Lettuce, optional Heat oil in large non-stick skillet, add onion and cook until golden and tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon seasoning blend, mix thoroughly and remove from heat. Gently mix ground beef, 1 tablespoon seasoning blend, cilantro, and egg whites or egg substitute. Mix well, and shape into 4 burgers. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and grill burgers for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once. Toast buns and top with burger and spicy onions. Garnish with tomato and lettuce, if desired.


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Actor Juan Soler y Honey Nut Cheerios aúnan fuerzas

Campaña Educativa, “Cuídate, Corazón,” Tambien Celebra la Unión de Salud y Sabor de Honey Nut Cheerios

210,503,000 libras de cereal Honey Nut Cheerios se produjeron en el 2011. Este peso es equivalente al de más de 13,000 elefantes.

American Liver Foundation Joins World Hepatitis Day July 28, 2012 Join with the American Liver Foundation (ALF) to mark World Hepatitis Day on July 30, 2012 San Francisco, CA

Orlando Chavez, 61, was diagnosed with Hepatitis C in 1999 and spent nearly a year in treatment to help cure the disease. Despite successfully clearing hepatitis from his system, Chavez, co-coordinator of the hepatitis division of the Berkeley Free Clinic and a resident of West Oakland, later learned he had advanced decompensated cirrhosis — an irreversible scarring of the liver that precedes liver failure. Chavez needs a liver transplant. “So far I have had an ABO blood type test and a pre-transplant blood cross match but I am not on the national waiting list, I don’t have a MELD Score [Model for End-Stage Liver Disease, a scoring system useful in determining prognosis and prioritizing receipt of a liver transplant]

or even a transplant doctor. I’m intimidated by this process but determined to navigate the maze and come out alive,” says Chavez. Chavez had not actively sought a donor but a friend he had not seen in over 30 years recently learned of his need for a new liver when she returned to the Bay Area to visit her grandchildren. “I was floored when she made the offer [to help] in the moment. I said, NO! I cannot ask you to take the risk. But she would not take no for an answer and I began to dare to hope that this was meant to happen. So far, we’re a match! Even if it does not work out, it has pushed me along and made me believe it can happen.” Nearly 17,000 Americans are waiting for a liver transplant. A tireless advocate of those living with, and at risk

for viral hepatitis, Chavez and the Berkley Free Clinic will join with the American Liver Foundation (ALF) to mark World Hepatitis Day on July 30, 2012, from 10:00AM – Noon, with an event that kicks off the Liver Life Walk campaign and will feature free hepatitis education, testing and counseling at the H.A.A.R.T. Clinic, 10850 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland. The Liver Life Walk is the largest awareness and fundraising liver health event in the country. Volunteers will be on hand to provide information, answer questions and register supporters. Two Bay Area Liver Life Walk events are planned: Saturday, September 15th beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Crissy Field in San Francisco and on Sunday, September 23rd beginning at 8:00 a.m. at California’s Great American in Santa Clara.

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El galán de novelas Juan Soler y Honey Nut Cheerios comenzaron una iniciativa nacional educativa dirigida a persuadir a los hispanos a tomar pasos para cuidar de su corazón. Entre sus sugerencias: reducir el consumo de grasas saturadas y colesterol que se encuentran en muchos platillos latinos. Titulada, “Cuídate, Corazón,” la iniciativa busca reducir la incidencia de enfermedades cardiacas, la causa principal de mortalidad entre los hispanos. La iniciativa comenzó con una gira mediática satelital desde el Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center, donde el Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR) llevo a cabo su Conferencia Anual y su Exposición Nacional de la Familia Hispana. Se espera que el mensaje de la gira llegue a millones de hogares hispanos a lo largo y ancho del país. Soler también visitará varias comunidades

hispanas en las próximas semanas. “Me siento muy orgulloso de colaborar con Honey Nut Cheerios en la realización de esta iniciativa de tanta importancia para nuestra comunidad,” comentó Soler. “Los hispanos tenemos que tomar conciencia de los altos riesgos de ingerir dietas con alto contenido de grasa saturada y colesterol para poder modificarlas. También necesitamos acostumbrarnos a ingerir más fibra soluble para ayudar al cuerpo a eliminar el colesterol malo.” El protagonista de “Cuando Me Enamoro,” entre muchas otras novelas famosas, explicó que la mayoría de los hispanos cree erróneamente que comer más sano implica sacrificar sabor – y muchos no están dispuestos a hacerlo. “Nuestra cultura es muy sensual y ese hecho se refleja en nuestra música y en la forma en que comemos,” dijo. “Sin embargo, hace falta des-

echar la noción falsa de que los alimentos saludables necesitan ser insípidos y faltos de sabor. Tome el caso de Honey Nut Cheerios, por ejemplo: El grano integral de avenas del cereal favorito de los Estados Unidos contiene fibra soluble. Tres gramos diarios de fibra soluble provenientes de alimentos con avena integral, como el cereal Honey Nut Cheerios, puede reducir el riesgo de contraer una enfermedad coronaria. Consumir cuatro porciones diarias es una forma deliciosa de comer sanamente sin sacrificio.” Soler asegura que es también su cereal favorito y el de su familia. Soler añadió que otra forma de protegernos de las enfermedades cardiacas es preparar nuestros platillos tradicionales con menos grasa y utilizando aceite vegetal en vez de manteca animal; eso e ingerir comidas balanceadas, controlar nuestro peso y hacer bastante ejercicio.


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Las grandes figuras del Tri en aventura olímpica Notimex Newcastle, GB

El goleador Marco Fabián encabezará la aventura olímpica de la Selección Mexicana Sub 23, en su afán por ganar medalla en los Juegos Londres 2012. En diveras épocas el Tri ha contado con gente importante como Hugo Sánchez, Juan Carreño, Antonio Carbajal, Vicente Pereda, Rafael Márquez y Claudio Suárez, sin que se lograra trascender. La primera de lo que será en Londres la décima participación olímpica del futbol mexicano varonil se registró en Amsterdam 1928 con las ilusiones depositadas en un equipo encabezado por “El Trompo” Carreño, un goleador pícaro, disipado y adorador del pulque. Su grandeza fue convertirse en el autor del primer gol de México en Juegos Olímpicos, pero qué consuelo, porque en ese juego España ganó 7-1. El arquero Oscar Bonfiglio brilló por parar un penal. Em Londres 2012 será el segundo intento de un Tricolor por ganar medalla olímpica, el primero fue en 1948, cuando el equipo fue encabezado por el arquero Antonio Carbajal, quien posteriormente pasó a la historia por haber estado en igual número de Mundiales. Aquella participación se redujo a una derrota, 3-5 ante República de Corea y entre los que también regresaron rápido a casa estaba Raúl Cárdenas, quien se convertiría en exitoso entrenador. El arquero Ignacio “Cuate” Calderón y el delantero Javier Fragoso fueron los líderes de un equipo dirigido por Ignacio Trelles, para Tokio 1964. Jugar en casa, en México 1968, significó la gran oportunidad de llegar al pódium con un equipo entre los que destacaba Vicente Pereda, después convertido en el

“Diablo Mayor” por sus goles con Toluca, Héctor Sanabria, Mario Pérez, Luis Regueiro, Héctor Pulido, Fernando Bustos y Cesáreo Victorino. Hubo esperanzas con marcadores de 1-0 Colombia, 1-4 Francia y 4-0 Guinea en la fase de Grupos, 2-0 España en cuartos de final, pero llegó el 2-3 en semifinales y en juego por la medalla de bronce cayó 0-2 frente a Japón. Para Múnich 1972 se formó otro gran equipo, donde destacaba José Luis Trejo, Manuel Manzo y Leonardo Cuéllar, y de regreso a casa tras la segunda ronda. El mejor equipo en la historia para unos Juegos Olímpicos se presentó en Montreal 1976, encabezado por Hugo Sánchez, acompañado de Víctor Rangel, Héctor Tapia, Eduardo Rergis, Rafael Toribio, pero así de grande fue el fracaso, con dos empates y una derrota. El delantero Pedro Pineda, quien estaba destinado a ser un grande del futbol mundial, tanto que fue reclutado para las fuerzas básicas del equipo italiano Milan, encabezó el Tricolor para Barcelona 1992, donde igualó sus tres juegos. En la lista también estaban Manuel Vidrio, Alberto Macías, David Rangel, Francisco Rotllan, Camilo Romero, lo que refleja la calidad del plantel. Para Londres 2012 Marco Fabián, quien anda fino con el gol, tiene la encomienda de conducir al Tricolor al pódium, misión que para muchos parece imposible después de la actuación en tres de los últimos cuatro encuentros de preparación. Para el arquero José de Jesús Corona se presenta la revancha después de haber sido titular en Atenas, mientras que Hiram Mier, Carlos Salcido y Oribe Peralta deberán también plasmar su grandeza en la cancha.


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Local National Spanish Spelling Bee contestant places in top ten

Jonathan Cortes (right) with his aunt Rocio Longoria and his new certificate in hand. Jonathan Cortes, an 8th grade student at Adelante Dual Language Academy, participated in the National Spanish Spelling Bee where he placed in the top ten, finishing 8th overall. Cortes had won the local Spanish Spelling Bee contest last April 5th. This was the very first Spanish Language Bee in Santa Clara County in which 230 students competed. Cortes was an impressive winner in the

finals against 27 competitors in 16 rounds.

with Maestra Rivera on the national word list provided.

Cortes was then invited to compete at the National Spanish Spelling Bee Competition in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 1921. With donations from the community and with funds from a car wash, he was able to travel to New Mexico. Rocio Longoria, his aunt and Adelante Maestra Isabel Rivera accompanied him. Cortes had studied

He is the first representative from Adelante Academy, Alum Rock School District, from San Jose and Santa Clara County at a national spelling bee. This year, he was also the sole representative for the State of California. He was also announced as the best dressed contestant! Congratulations to Jonanthan Cortes!

The Fair Showcases A World of Music A World of Music, a music museum is returning for the 2012 Santa Clara County Fair. The display was introduced at last year’s Fair and proved to be a great addition for the expansion of the Fair. A World of Music is an interactive ‘hands-on’ museum with over 300 different ethnically diverse and historical instruments. It invites fairgoers to touch, play with, bang on, strum, and ‘fiddle’ around with the instruments in order to experience the exciting language of music and discover

the unique sounds of each instrument. From kids to adults, the exhibit allows people to have fun and learn the principles of rhythms by interacting with drum circles. Musicians working in the museum will help fair guests learn basic percussion and drum rhythms and encourage them to invent their own creative patterns. Visitors can also explore the large collection of instruments from around the world and from different

time periods. A World of Music display proves that music is a universal language that everyone can hear. A World of Music is just one more reason why The Fair is more fun than a family can have in a single day for a price any family can afford. The Santa Clara County Fair will run August 2-5, 2012 generally from Noon to 9 PM each day. Complete fair details, including daily hours, is available online at www. thefair.org

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One Man Lord of the Rings Review Terra Wood-Taylor Special to El Observador

I have a tee shirt that simply states “Not all who wander are lost”. Any J.R.R. Tolkien fan would recognize this quote from “Lord of The Rings”. Any LoTRian, Ringer, or Tolkienist will also recognize, in just over one hour, the genius that is Charles Ross’ ‘One-Man Lord of The Rings’ production at The San Jose Repertory Theater showing through July 29. Charles Ross has returned to The Rep with another unique and energetic show, after delighting audiences with his’ One-Man Star Wars’ last year. Simply dressed in black coveralls and black five-fingered shoes, Ross leapt across the first movie, “Fellowship of the Ring”, with the speed of

all night, and our attention was all his. His sound effects were so brilliant that I had to remind myself that he was making them, and had no soundtrack. Mike Schaldemose’s lighting was his only stage companion in his non-stop portrayal of 42 characters.

a racehorse. His gestures, voices, and sound effects immediately drew my attention and I forgot I was watching just one actor. While stopping to take gulps of water and catch his breath (singing that his throat felt like sawdust), he polled the nearly full house on the actual knowledge of LOTR. Our audience answered enthusiastically with applause and cheers that we had seen all three movies, including the extended versions (some all in one day), read the books, and yes, some of us had seen none of the above. More laughter ensued as he asked why we’d even be there, but he appreciated the support of his theatrics. He quipped it was like “trying to teach a cat checkers”. Anyone in that unwatched and unread category wasn’t made to

feel stupid, but instead was thanked and appreciated for supporting live theater. Immediately, he continued into the next films,

“The Two Towers” and “The Return of the King”. He did a sing-song “change the DVD” just as one would do at home in-between chapters. The stage was all his,

Ross moved across the stage so fast that at one point he ripped the knee of his pants. He paused to comment about it, and threw a tack backstage that he happened to notice when sitting onstage. I didn’t go a minute without laughing. I missed some jokes ,possibly because they went over my head, or because I was still laughing with everyone else. His energy is contagious and, whatever coffee he drinks, the company should contact him immediately for sponsorship.

Ross knows his way around Middle-Earth so much that even Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellan, has seen the show, and spoke with him afterwards, giving his upmost support to it. Don’t be late to this show, as it starts and ends right on time. If you happen to sit in the first row of the Orchestra seating however, be aware that you may be a recipient of Ross’ saliva. The Canadian is so enthusiastically passionate about his acting that he even joked about his butt sweat from sitting on stage. The beginning of Tolkien’s poem is “All that is gold does not glitter”. It should be followed with an asterisk with Charles Ross’ name, for he does a 24 karat gold performance in his show that cannot be missed by any Lord of the Rings fan.

Dan Guerrero, Acclaimed Director, Returns to VivaFest! Helms Domingo Gigante Headline Event San José, Ca

¡VivaFest! -- The 21st Annual San José Mexican Heritage and Mariachi Festival announced the return for the third time in as many years of acclaimed theatrical director Dan Guerrero to the festival concert stage. Guerrero will lead creative direction for the festival’s headline event, Domingo Gigante, a concert spectacular presenting four super-star Latin acts: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Lila Downs, Ozomatli, and Mexico’s iconic living legend, Paquita la del Barrio, Sunday September 16, 2012 at San Jose’s HP Pavilion Arena. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the HP Pavilion box office.

“We’re delighted to welcome Dan back to lead us to the promised land of entertainment bliss,” stated Marcela Davison Aviles, VivaFest Executive Producer. “Dan’s creativity and sense of humor makes everything magical, on time, and under budget. He’s adored by artists and producers alike, a real Mexican mensch.” “It is an honor once again to produce an amazing show for VivaFest!,” said Dan Guerrero, Creative Director of the San Jose Mariachi and Mexican Heritage Festival. “This year’s ‘Domingo Gigante--A Night of Stars’ will continue our commitment to create an exciting and innovative music event to celebrate the best of Mexican music and

culture.” The 2012 ¡VivaFest! season continues in September with a full schedule of cultural events and activities, including a showcase of Latino independent films, concerts, music and dance workshops, themed dinners and visual arts activities. The popular and award winning festival is one of the largest in the state, drawing thousands to the Silicon Valley to celebrate and be inspired by California’s Mexican heritage. “We can’t miss with this year’s top artists Ozomatli, Lila Downs, Paquita la del Barrio and the Mariachi Vargas and Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles. Viva ‘VivaFest!,’ ” added Guerrero.


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What’s your flavor?

Juan Carlos Miranda Special to El Observador

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of spending the day in the great and beautiful San Francisco with some equally great friends. I have always thought of SF as the fashion hub of the West Coast and just walking around in the city I felt as trendy as ever, and I’ll tell you why. Spending the entire day in the city meant I could dress as trendy as I wanted, and so I allowed myself to have fun. That day I decided to wear a pair of red jeans, a white V-neck, charcoal hoodie, navy blazer, and white sneakers with green shoelaces. If that didn’t say trendy I didn’t know what would. To my surprise I did not stick out like a sore thumb. I actually fit in with the rest of SF’s trendy residents—not to toot my own horn. Long gone are the days when blue jeans were the only way to go. Remember when I told you about this in a previous article? Color

was splashed all over SF, like a skittles bag ripped open and scattered all over the city.

part of an old film. Life was meant to be enjoyed, so how are you supposed to enjoy it if you are not taking risks?

If I had to choose one of the things that stood out to me the most, I’d pick how comfortable are San Franciscans about wearing color. Colored jeans were paired in every which way possible, and everyone just looked so freaking good wearing them. Stores were well stocked with a wide variety of colored jeans that were selling like hot tamales.

Therefore, think of color as a compliment you make yourself, a little touch of energy that will project throughout yourself. So dare to explore. Take the blues, the blacks, and the grays and change them for the reds, the greens, and the purples and have fun.

The color I saw the most—while enjoying a nice cold beer at Union Square— was green, all shades of it. Dressed up or down, green was all the rage that day. I must say, I really liked it. As the matter of fact, my friend was also wearing a pair of green chinos, which are not jeans but they did the trick. I guess what I’m trying to say here is that we should not be afraid of color. Life is not black and white, neither is the rainbow. So why should we subject ourselves to wearing the same muted colors every time, like we’re

Now, not all the colors of the rainbow will go with your complexion. So whenever you’re trying decide what color jeans to buy, make sure one of your really good friends is there to help you and give you his or her honest opinion. Just remember this, real friends will tell you the truth even if it’s not exactly what you want to hear. Also, don’t go overboard with color. Always make sure there is a central focus to your outfit, in this case the colored jeans. So keep the rest muted. Remember, you don’t want to look like Bosso the clown just threw up on you.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 567706 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Martinez Stone, 17 Barnard Ave, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Juan Manuel Martinez, 470 N 3rd St Apt. 6, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Juan Manuel Martinez July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/25/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 567677 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Balrosa International, 4255 Rosenbaum Ave., San Jose, CA 95136, Santa Clara Co. Alicia Sainz Soin, 4255 Rosenbaum Ave., San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Alicia Sainz July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/24/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 567630 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Old Pine Garden, 1051 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Marcos Lugo Martinez, 1051 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Marcos Lugo Martinez July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/23/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 567628 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Robot Shark, 1333 Issex Way, San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara Co. Marco Escobar, 1333 Issex Way, San Jose, CA 95117, Marcos Alencar, 1333 Issex Way, San Jose, CA 95117. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed 07/23/12. “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.) Marco Escobar July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/23/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 567616 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, History Pest Elimination, 55 Pickford Ave., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Edward Rice, 55 Pickford Ave., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/24/2005. “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.) Edward Rice July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/23/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 567036 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Bon Adora, 100 Buckingham Dr. #214, Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Kathryn Brady, 100 Buckingham Dr #214, Santa Clara, CA 95051. 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.) Katharyn Brady July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/09/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 566809

The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Famous Lao Papaya, 6986 Gregorich Dr., E, San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara Co. Sammie Ngar, 6986 Gregorich Dr. #E, San Jose, CA 95138. 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.) Sammie Ngar July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/29/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV229137 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kyle Joseph Lopez-Elwell, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kyle Joseph LopezElwell has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. kyle Joseph Lopez-Elwell to Kyle Joseph 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 10/30/12 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. June 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV229007 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Elizabeth Cruz-Castro, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Elizabeth Cruz-Castro has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Erik Roman Ocampo to Erik Orlando Castro. 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 10/30/12 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. July 24, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228627 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ana Khutsishvili, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ana Khutsishvili has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ana Khutsishvili to Ana Lavan. 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 10/16/12 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. July 17, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228825 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Stephanie Flores Toral & Eduardo Flores Toral, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Stephanie Flores Toral & Eduardo Flores Toral have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Stephanie Flores Toral to Stephanie Flores b. Eduardo Flores Toral to Eduardo Flores. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com on 10/23/12 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. July 20, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV227400 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Ramos, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Maria Ramos has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jason Emmanuel Bosques Ramos to Jason Emmanuel Maldonado Ramos 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 10/02/12 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. June 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 27; Aug. 03, 10, 17, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 567265 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Kamilah’s Check Cashing, 459 S. Capitol Ave Suite # 2, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Isamar Y. Camberos Gonzalez, 321 S. 20th Street, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Isamar Y. Camberos Gonzalez July 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/13/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 566966 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Bravo! House of enchiladas, 1075 Tully Road Unit H, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. David Orozco, 1222 Hopeton Ct., San Jose, CA 95122, Pedro G. Orozco, 1222 Hopeton Ct., San Jose, CA 95122 This business is conducted by copartners registrants 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.) David Orozco July 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/05/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228691 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amira Abdallah Salah, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Amir Abdallah Salah has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amir Mohamud Abdullahi to Amir Mohamud Mohamed. 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 10/16/12 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. July 18, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; Aug. 03, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228527 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Liem Thanh Nguyen & Son Thanh Nguyen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Liem Thanh Nguyen & Thanh Nguyen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing

names as follows: a. Dan Truc Nguyen to Trucdan 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 10/23/12 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. July 17, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; Aug. 03, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228490 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ramiro Damian and Janes Herrera, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Ramiro Damian and James Herrra have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Leslie Herrera to Leslie Damian-Herrera. 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 10/16/12 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. July 16, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; Aug. 03, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228482 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zheng Liu and Lina Qiu, 440 Maureen Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Zheng Liu and Lina Qiu have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Isabelle Yu-Tong Liu to Yu-Tong Liu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 10/16/12 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. July 16, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; Aug. 03, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228402 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Andrew McClure, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Andrew McClure has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Andrew Mead McClure to Andi Mead McClure. 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 10/16/12 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. July 13, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; Aug. 03, 10, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228384 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hong Cheng, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Hong Cheng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Melody Cheng to Sarah Cheng 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 10/16/12 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. July 13, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 20, 27; Aug. 03, 10, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 567224 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Kamilah’s Check Cashing, 459 S. Capitol Ave Suite # 2, San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Isamar Y. Camberos Gonzalez, 4249 Santa Susana Way, San Jose, CA 95111. 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.) Isamar Y. Camberos Gonzalez July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/12/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 567066 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Chivero de Zicuran, 1199 S. King Road Unit 20, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Cindy C. Arreola, 3258 Arthur Ave, 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.) Cindy Arreola July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 07/09/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 566464 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Silicon Valley Compucycle, SVC, 1096 Pecten Ct., Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. SVC Asset Management Inc., 1096 PectenCt., Milpitas, CA 95035. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/01/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SVC Asset Management Inc. Rodney Wang/CFO July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/21/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV227941 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dung Hiep Luc, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Dung Hiep Luc has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dung Hiep Luc to Justin Hiep Luc. 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 10/09/12 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. July 06, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV227914 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jojo B. Santa MIna, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jojo B. Santa Mina has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jojo Borromeo Santa Mina to Reynaldo Borromero Santa Mina Jr.. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 10/09/12 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. July 06, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV227888 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anh Tuan Tran, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Anh Tuan Tran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anh Tuan Tran to Damien Isaac Tran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 10/02/12 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. July 06, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV227718 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dan Cary Chao & Stephanie Chao, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Dan Cary Chao & Stephanie Chao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Frank Chao to Matthew David Chao. 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 09/25/12 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. July 03, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV227564 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mudiyappa Madikeshwar & Madhavi Madikeshwar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Mudiyappa Madikeshwar & Madhavi Madikeshwar have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shreyas Mudiyappa Madikeshwar to Shreyas Madikeshwar. 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 10/02/12 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. June 29, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV217209 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chev Chan, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Chev Chan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chev Chan to Jun Chev Chan. 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 09/04/12 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.

JULY 27 - AUGUST 2, 2012 June 06, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV224526 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Miguel Angel Castro Martinez & Carmen Olmedo Aguirre, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Miguel Angel Castro & Carmen Olmedo Aguirre have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Miguel (middle) Angel (last) Castro to (first) Miguel (middle) Angel (last) Castro-Olmedo. 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 8/14/12 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 July 13, 20, 27; Aug. 03, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 565776 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Mario’s Jewelry, 302 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Mario Quezada, 1194 Clayburn Lane, San Jose, CA 95121. 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.) Mario Quezada July 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/06/12. STATEMENT OF ABA DONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 565775 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County Clerk-Recorder’s office. Mario’s Jewelry, 302 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95110. Filed in Santa Clara County on 12/01/10 under file no. 545277. Maria Elena Murillo, 302 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95110. This business was conducted by an individual. 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.) Maria Elena Murillo July 06, 13, 20, 27 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/06/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 566756 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Anns Building Maintenance Service, 313 Brokaw Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Jay Ann 313 Brokaw Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95050. 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.) Jay Ann July 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/28/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 566729 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, F & N Consulting c/o David Hofmann, 60 S. Market St. Suite 1400 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Frank Fiscalini, 1135 S. Genevieve Lane, San Jose, CA 95128, Timothy R. Nieuwsma, 21400 Tiara Grande Ct., San Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by a joint venture registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Timothy R. Nieuwsma July 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 06/28/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME

NO. 112CV227742 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Phyu Phyu Win Shwe, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Phyu Phyu Win Shwe has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jennifer Myat Thiwi Maung to Lu Ann Visaka Shwe. 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 10/03/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. July 03, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV227675 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zhaobin Cheng, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Zhaobin Cheng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zhaobin Cheng to (first) Robin (middle) Zhaobin (last) Cheng. 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 10/02/12 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. July 03, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV227578 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mary Elizabeth Demianova, Sergey Alexandrovich Demianov & Marina Adolfovna Demianova, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Mary Elizabeth Demianova, Marina Adolfovna Demianova & Sergey Alexandrovich Demianov have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mary Elizabeth Demianova to May Elizabeth Demiani b. Marina Adolfovna Demianova to Marina Demiani c. Serguei Alexandrovich Demianov aka Sergey Demianov aka Sergio Demiani to Nino Demiani 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 10/02/12 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. July 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV227492 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sidronio Arcenio Gomez Gabriel, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sidronio Arcenio Gomez Gabriel has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sidronio Arcenio Gomez Gabriel to Gabriel Gomez Gabriel 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 09/25/12 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. June 29, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court July 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012.


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Step Up Revolution Now in theaters Step Up Revolution, the fourth installment in Summit Entertainment’s sizzling dance andromance franchise, ups the ante with unparalleled 3D action in sultry, sexy Miami where a group of hot young performers takes to the streets to what they do best— DANCE! Childhood friends Sean (Ryan Guzman) and Eddy (Misha Gabriel) work as waiters at Miami Beach’s ultra‐posh Dimont Hotel, owned by ruthless developer Bill Anderson (Peter Gallagher). In their off‐duty hours, they lead a renegade crew known only as “The Mob,” a group of cutting‐edge dancers, musicians

and artists that captures the collective imagination of the city with dazzling, high‐tech, hit‐and‐run flash mobs that appear out of nowhere—and vanish in an instant. The Mob’s outlaw performances attract the attention of Anderson’s daughter Emily (Kathryn McCormick), a gifted dancer in her own right. Under pressure from her dad to leave her lifelong dream behind and get a “real” job, Emily has reluctantly agreed to go to work for him unless she earns a coveted spot in the prestigious Wynwood Dance Company. But after witnessing a flash mob, she is determined to join in.

After Emily and Sean connect at a dance club, he introduces her to the group, leaving out the fact that she’s the boss’s daughter. Emily’s impressive dance skills win her a place in The Mob, but her presence drives a wedge between Sean and Eddy. When Anderson and his young protégé Tripp (Tommy Dewey) announce plans to raze The Mob’s neighborhood to build a huge commercial development, the group begins planning their most daring flash mob ever to try to save the waterfront, forcing Emily and Sean to choose between family ties and their love for each other.

The Watch Now in theaters

Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood -- and the world -from total extermination.

Now in theaters Calvin (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing -- as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

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Recetas Herbales diariamente en cantidades menores. Unas ramitas de ginseng se colocan discretamente en el automóvil y con ello se previenen los accidentes y las infracciones. Manzanilla Matricaria recutita

Mario Jiménez El Observador

Árnica Arnica montana La tintura del árnica bien diluida con agua mineral se usa como enjuague final después de bañarse para prevenir la calvicie y la alopecia cuando se comienzan a advertir ambos padecimientos. La crema de árnica se utiliza para aminorar y desaparecer moretones. Si anda buscando trabajo, hágase dos enjuagues con agua de árnica en día martes y en día viernes, si lo hace con buen ánimo, conseguirá el puesto que necesita. Eucalipto Eucalyptus globulus Se hace un preparado con miel, gotas de limón y jugo de hojas de eucalipto para curar la tos crónica y las infecciones bronquiales, también resulta efectivo para tratar la sinusitis.

El té de manzanilla entre sus múltiples aplicaciones médicas se receta para inducir el buen apetito y combatir los sentimientos de tristeza provocados por los malos recuerdos. Además ayuda a promover el sueño previniendo el insomnio. El té de manzanilla es recomendado diariamente como uno de los remedios naturales más eficaces para combatir la depresión. Se recomienda portar un par de flores de manzanilla en la cartera para atraer el dinero y el amor con mayor rapidez. Romero Rosemarinus officinalis Tomar un té ligero de romero dos veces al día para aliviar la gripe cuando recién se advierten los primeros síntomas. Los dolores musculares también pueden ser aliviados por medio de una infusión tomada en ayunas. Un enjuague con agua de Romero después del baño diario, ayuda a prevenir la caída del cabello y le

hace crecer más saludable y con mayor cuerpo. El romero se quema como incienso para alejar la mala suerte y los constantes padecimientos de salud. Ruda Ruta graveolens Su fuerte olor debe ser absorbido por personas que sufren de presión baja y para clamar sentimientos de ansiedad y curar el susto. Un enjuague semanal con agua de ruda, sirve como estimulante del aura, aleja las malas vibras y atrae buena suerte. Una planta de ruda en la casa ayuda a mantener unida a la familia y aleja a las personas mal intencionadas. Salvia Salvia officinalis La salvia también es comúnmente conocida como salvia silvestre y “sage”. Los enjuagues matutinos con agua de salvia promueven el rejuvenecimiento y estimulan el crecimiento del cabello. El te de salvia es considerado por muchos como un eficaz antidepresivo. Cuando la salvia es quemada como incienso, su poderoso aroma limpia el hogar de influencias negativas y atrae la prosperidad financiera.

El preparado se puede tomar como remedio preventivo contra la gripe y los resfriados. Se portan tres hojas secas de eucalipto para prevenir ser víctima de hechizos y brujería. Ginseng Panax quinquefolius Es reconocido como uno de los principales auxiliares en la lucha contra la diabetes, sin embargo; su uso requiere supervisión médica. Muchos de sus usuarios dan fe y testimonio que el ginseng es una hierba que puede curar cualquier enfermedad, cuando se ingiere

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Ayuda de diseños para organizaciones sin fines de lucro

Cinthia Rodríguez El Observador

99 diseños, unas de las compañías en línea mas grandes del mercado en el mundo según a Jeff Titterton, director de marketing, esta ofreciendo una gran oportunidad a organizaciones sin fines de lucro. La misión de 99 diseños es conectar a las personas que necesitan trabajo de diseño gráfico con los diseñadores y la comunidad de mas de 170,000 diseñadores ubicados en todo el mundo. Ellos ofrecen modelos de concursos donde cualquier organización puede solicitar ayuda para diseños. “La gente que quiere trabajo de diseño gráfico, las pequeñas empresas, agencias, individuos, visitan nuestro sitio web y entran en el concurso público que es realmente un diseño relativamente simple. Describiendo lo que necesitan, ya sea un logotipo o un sitio web, diseño de camiseta, la ilustración de cualquier tipo de diseño gráfico que pueda imaginar”, dijo Titterton. Los diseñadores presentan los diseños dependiendo de lo que fue escrito en el resumen del proyecto. El dise-

ño favorito es el elegido y el diseñador recibe un premio por el diseño. La compañía gráfica con experiencia de mas de cuatro años ha creado más de 150,000 proyectos de diseño diferentes en su sitio hasta la fecha. La mayoría de ellos han sido para organizaciones sin fines de lucro. Incluso tienen un proceso informal de no cobrarles por el trabajo. “Tenía sentido para la formalización de dicho programa, donde organizaciones podrán solicitar y elegir a los que vamos a dar nuestros diseños de forma gratuita”, explico Titterton. Básicamente, las organizaciones interesadas en trabajar con 99 diseños pueden ir a la página web y llenar un formulario específico. Tienen que ser una organización legitima según la legislación de su país en particular, y si pueden, presentar un sitio web. Por ultimo, tienen que explicar que es lo que quieren diseñado. El equipo de 99 diseños revisa todo la información y eligen varios a la semana. El diseñador aparece en su blog y se aseguran de que el trabajo necesario sea logrado.

99 diseños ha trabajado con organizaciones de San José en dos ocasiones. Crearon el logo tipo para San Jose Football Club y San Jose Skate. Además han colaborado en varias ocasiones, con organizaciones latinas donde reciben el archivo de diseño gráfico. En cinco días, 40 diferente grupos han llenado la petición que en realidad vienen de todas partes del mundo, incluyendo de Egipto y Perú. Este concurso esta en marcha, y continuaran revisando las propuestas y anunciando ganadores. “Estamos realmente entusiasmados con este programa, muy emocionados de apoyar una amplia gama de comunidades y diversas organizaciones sin fines de lucro”, dijo Titterton. “Es emocionante formalizar este programa y realmente dar a la comunidadque nos ha servido durante los últimos años que hemos crecido”.

Cinthia Rodriguez es la editora del El Observador. Su correo es: spanish.editor@el-observador.com


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Asegura Phelps que aún tiene metas por cumplir en Juegos Olímpicos Notimex Londres

El nadador estadunidense Michael Phelps, figura en Beijing 2008, aseguró este miércoles que llega a los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 más relajado y con metas por cumplir. “Todavía hay cosas que quiero hacer y por eso estoy aquí”, expresó el poseedor de 14 oros olímpicos (seis en Atenas 2004 y ocho en Beijing 2008), al asegurar que “estoy más relajado esta vez y vengo con ganas de ganar”. Londres 2012 serán los últimos Juegos Olímpicos de Phelps, quien adelantó que a sus 27 años se retirará. Sin embargo, antes de eso desea registrar algunos récords y acumular más medallas. “Tengo mi idea sobre lo que creo que tendré qué hacer para ganar todas las competiciones”, señaló el “Tiburón de Baltimore”, quien no podrá repetir la hazaña olímpica de hace cuatro años ya que está inscrito solamente en siete pruebas. “Elegimos las pruebas en las que pensamos que tendría más posibilidades de ganar”, explicó, al tiempo de manifestar que se siente “más confiado, de hecho tengo buenas sensaciones cuando braceo en el agua”, agregó. Finalmente, sobre los cambios que hizo en sus entrenamientos para estar nuevamente al ciento por ciento, comentó que “sólo hemos pretendido relajarnos y disfrutar de las carreras, y hemos sido capaces de lograrlo”.

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Q&A with Daddy Yankee Jessica Moctezuma Special to El Observador

Reggaeton Artist Daddy Yankee made an appearance at the Verizon Wireless store in San Francisco on Sunday to meet with fans at the Quince Expo. Verizon is promoting a contest in which the winner will have Daddy Yankee perform at their Quinceanera. A Quince is not a Quince without music and the appearance of Daddy Yankee will make it a memorable celebration. Daddy Yankee took the time to answer a few questions from El Observador. Q: Who inspired you to pursue a singing career? A: A lot of artists in the 80’s. A lot of rap artists like, Daddy Kane, plus the Latin artists. Q: Was reggaeton your first choice of music when pursuing your singing career? A: Actually the first genre that we started out with was the rap movement and I began as a rapper. In the early 90’s the danzo’n movement appeared on the musical scene in Puerto Rico. Then we mixed both genres and we created our own movement; which is Reggaeton. Q: Your new song, “Pasarela,” can you tie that into the Quince Expo? A: Definitely, 100% of it appeals to the Quinceaneras. That’s actually the phases of all the beauties of the women that are there. That’s what the songs about. Q: Where did you find

Daddy Yankee at the Verizon Wireless store in San Francisco. your inspiration for that song? A: Walking in the streets watching all the beautiful girls. They are not famous. They are not anything like that, but they just look beautiful. Q: One of the questions in the contest talks about how would quinceaneras use technology to make their quince come true. How important is technology for you? A: Technology is my spinal cord to my music. I handle all my music through my social networks on Facebook and Twitter and I have the ability to have direct communication with the fans. That is the basis of our business- to be in contact with the fans directly with no intermediary. Q: As a musician, actor, producer, and the administrator of 3 different organizations what inspires you to continue with all your professions? A: Passion. I gotta tell you, I’m honest. Once I

lose the passion I won’t do it anymore. I’m passionate with what I’m doing with my job and my music. I think you have to be passionate with everything you do in life. Once the passion is not there you have to quit. Q: What are your goals for 2012? A: Goal- my Prestige album. My album is coming out September 11th. The 11th is the day we are releasing the album so wait for that. That’s my new baby right there. Q: What message can you give to the quinceaneras? A: The message, that I have been sending out since the first day that I started singing, is educate yourself, stay in school, stay positive, and be yourself. Q: Do you have a part in selecting the winner of the quinceanera contest? A: No, but what I can guarantee you, is that the quinceanera winner will have a lot of fun at their quinceanera.

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