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John A. Pérez Elected President of the National Speaker’s Conference California Latino Legislative Caucus Chairman, Assembly Member Ricardo Lara, applauds the National Speakers Conference (NSC) in their election of California Speaker John Pérez as President of the organization. Speaker Pérez will serve the customary one year term as President. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/category/national Pronto Californianos Podrán Registrase a Votar Por Internet En las oficinas de elecciones del condado recibirán software para empezar a implementare el sistema para registrar a los votantes de California por el internet. El sistema estará listo y disponible al público las primeras semanas de Septiembre donde podrán registrase las personas antes de la fecha limita, el 22 de octubre. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www. el-observador.com/category/technology

COLOR ME RAD | Saturday, Sept. 1 | 9:00 AM | Santa Clara Fairgrounds San Jose runners will be hit with a tsunami of color on September 1, 2012 at the Color Me Rad 5K. Runners wear all-white clothing through the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, while being hit with color throughout the course until their face, shirt and body cross the finish line, covered in colored dust. Resgistration cost: $40-$45. Santa Clara Fairgrounds 344 Tully Rd, San Jose, (408) 494-3247. Ana Tijoux & Los Rakas August 31 The Pagoda 170 S. Market St., San Jose, CA $13 – 20 (subject to demand) www.liveatthepagoda.com Film screening: Gasland August 31 • 7:00pm SJ Peace & Justice Center 48 S. 7th St. San Jose, CA Donation $5 – 10 The Rocky Horror Picture Show
 Interactive Movie Musical SingAlong

 August 31 • 8:30 pm Smith Center Amphitheatre Ohlone College
 43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA
 $5 General Admission Oakland Pride Festival September 2 11:am – 7:00pm Uptown District 19th St. & Franklin St. Oakland, CA www.oaklandpreide.org Lunchtime lecture September 5 12:00pm – 1:00pm Charlotte Wendel Education Center San Jose Museum of Art 110 S. Market St. San Jose, CA Free with museum admission www.sanjosemuseumofart.org Grand Opening Ceremony September 6 2:00pm - 4:00pm Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Center San Jose City College 2100 Moorpark Ave. San Jose, CA Ballet Flamenco September 7 • 8:00pm Armando’s 707 Marina Vista Martinez, CA 1-800-838-3006

Tracy Bean Run September 8 • 8:00am Tracy Public Library 20 E. Eaton Ave.
 Tracy, CA Pre-registration $20 (209) 835-2131

Second Annual Silicon Valley Veterans Ball Sept. 15 • 6:30pm – 12:00am San Jose Airport Garden Hotel 1740 N. First St. San Jose, CA www.vssainc.org

Fall Walking Series Saturdays, Sept. 8th - Oct. 27th 8:30 - 9:30am Guadalupe Visitor & Education Center 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA Pre-registration required Ages 18 and Up $40/members, $50/non-members (408) 298-7657

Talleres de Poesia September 15 Workshops 9am – 7pm Brava Theater Center 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Tickets: $15 advanced, $20 door www.brava.org

Blvd Bombs 4th Annual Fundraiser & Car Show September 8 11:00am – 5:00pm San Jose Flea Market 1590 Berryessa Rd. blvdbomb@gmail.com Big Easy Music Festival September 8 • 11:00am – 7:00pm Arena Green East Autumn and Santa Clara Streets San Jose, CA www.bigeasymusicfestival.com Indian Health Center Comedy Jam September 8 • 5:00pm – 9:00pm San Jose State University Student Union 1 Washington Sq. San Jose, CA 18 years + Potluck, film: Heist, & sing-along September 8 • 6:00pm – 9:00pm Teamsters Hall 1452 N. 4th St. San Jose, CA Donation $5 -10 SF Latino Film Festival Party September 13 • 8:00pm The Blue Macaw 2565 Mission St. San Francisco, CA Tickets: $12 adv/$15 door

Como Agua Para Chocolate Dinner Special guest Lila Downs September 15 • 6:00pm Adobe Lodge Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara, CA $250 www.casaqevents.com Viva Fest presents “Domingo Gigante” September 16 • 7:00pm HP Pavilion 525 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA www.vivafest.org Yuri en concierto 23 de septiembre Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA www.ticketon.com Melissa Ivey in Concert October 4 • 8:30pm La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA $10 adv. $12 dr. Memphis October 23 – 28 San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd. San Jose, CA Tickets on sale September 9 www.broadwaysanjose.com

Californians Term Limits Officially Launches This organization, which is being founded to support and encourage citizen activism, supports term limits for politicians at every level of government. Jon Fleischman has been named President of California Term Limits. Read more online at: www.el-observador.com/category/regional Alarmante la falta de conocimiento de los factores que afectan la salud visual Dos de cada tres estadounidenses no saben que su origen étnico es un factor de riesgo para desarrollar problemas de salud visual. Lo que es más alarmante es que solo el 34 porciento de los padres de familias hispanas han llevado a sus hijos a hacerse un examen completo de la vista. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/health

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Maestro Cares raises over $100,000 in support of orphaned children in Latin America Maestro Cares Foundation, in partnership with Blackberry, Goya, and the Dominican Republic Department of Tourism, hosted 200 and raised over $100,000 for the development of a new residence hall for orphaned children in the Dominican Republic. Read more online at: www.elobservador.com/category/international

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Adolescentes aún envián mensajes de texto mientras conducen Al ir como pasajeros en un automóvil, casi cuatro de cada cinco adolescentes (el 78 por ciento) dijeron haber defendido la causa y señalado la conducta de un conductor distraído. Una vez surgido el tema, el 84 por ciento dijo que el conductor escuchó y dejó de conducir distraído. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/ national

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FREE BOX Free Heart Screening for Children By appointment Valley Medical Center or family’s home www.infant-heart.com (408) 885-4415

¿Quieres sacarte el tatuaje? Se inicio la inscripción para jóvenes entre 14 y 25 años Lugar: 1694 Adrian Way San José, CA 95122 Informes:(408) 794-1660 Fax (408) 923-5215

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

Dpto de Salud Mental Llame al 1(800) 704-0900 o (408) 885-5673 y reciba ayuda

Skills to Succeedfree supportive services to female ex-offenders (jail or prison) (408) 213-0961 ext. 26 ¿Preparados para una emergencia? Solicite plan informativo Llame a Graciela Alfaro (408) 849-2440 Clínica de salud gratuita The Pacific Free clinic Para personas que no tienen seguro médico Overfelt High School 1835 Cunningham Avenue 1-888-321-9972.

Done celulares y pagers Lugar: Happy Hollow 1300 Senter Road Hora: 10:00am - 5:00 pm San Jose, CA 95112 Informes (408) 794-6404

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San Jose and South Bay to Dial Differently Beginning October 20, 2012

Change enables two area codes to function in the 408 area code’s geography Beginning October 20th, 2012, residents and businesses with 408 phone numbers must dial 1+ the area code + phone number when making all direct dial calls. This change paves the way for an additional area code (669) for new telephone lines and services in the same geography. The 408 Public Education Program (408 PEP) participants, a consortium of landline and wireless telecommunications providers in cooperation with

the California Public Utilities Commission, offer the following tips to residents and businesses alike: • Deadline. Beginning October 20, 2012 direct dialed calls from 408 phone numbers will not go through unless dialed as 1 + the area code + phone number. • Phone numbers and pricing unchanged. The new dialing procedure will not change existing 408 phone numbers nor the cost of the call. Calls that are in a consumer’s local calling area remain local calls. • Dialing 9-1-1 unaffected. Consumers can still dial three digits to reach 911, 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711 and 811. • Reprogram automatic

dialers. Automatic dialing equipment must be reprogrammed to use the new dialing procedure, including: life safety systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, and similar functions. Phone numbers with the new 669 area code may be issued beginning November 20, 2012. These numbers will share the same local calling area as 408 numbers have today. Over the past ten years, California and other states have implemented more than 50 area code “overlays” throughout the U.S. to make additional telephone numbers available to meet growing demand.

VTA Urging Youth to Get on Board Clipper for School $45 Monthly Pass is a bargain and frees parents from carpool duty! New school supplies? Check! Sneakers and jeans? Check! VTA Youth Monthly Pass loaded to Clipper Card? Double check! The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is urging students to ride public transit as the cool, green way to get to school, and that means you need a Clipper card. In July, VTA went “paperless”, replacing the old, disposable paper transit passes with the regional Clipper card. Now, VTA customers, including students, pay for rides on VTA bus and light rail using the reloadable, all-in-one “smart card” which allows riders to load a monthly pass, or carry an electronic cash balance that can be deducted from one trip at a time.

“Clipper has been a real hit with our customers. Students like the convenience of not having to carry exact change; parents appreciate being able to register the card so they can get a refund or replacement from Clipper if their child loses the card,” said VTA Chief External Affairs Officer Greta Helm. Parents must come into VTA offices to submit a one-time application and show proof of age to get their child’s first Clipper card. Youth can apply for a Clipper card at VTA’s Downtown Customer Service Center located at 2 N. First St. in downtown San Jose and at the VTA River Oaks Administrative Offices located at 3331 N.

First St. in north San Jose. To download an application for a Clipper Youth card and see a list of acceptable forms of identification, visit www. clippercard.com The application must be submitted in person to be processed. Parents can call VTA’s customer service center at 408-321-2300, if they have questions about how to obtain a card. In addition to being able to load cash value and monthly passes over the phone and online at clippercard.com, parents can also add value at retail locations throughout the county, including most Bay Area Walgreens stores. For more information, please call 408-321-2300, TTY (408) 321-2330.

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San Jose Responds to Recent Homicide Spike All perpetrators of violence and homicides would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law The San Jose Police Department (SJPD) held a press conference at the San Jose City Hall Rotunda, 200 East Santa Clara Street, in San Jose, on Friday, August 24, 2012 following the monthly meeting of the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force. The purpose was to provide updated information to our community about the recent violence, and to stand in solidarity against crime as a law enforcementcommunity collaborative effort. The Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, which consists of city and county law enforcement personnel, plus representatives of agencies and faith based community organizations, discussed the recent increase in homicides and violence. Information, both statistics and action programs, were presented and discussed. The action plans being taken by the police department to address this increase in criminal activity included the following: • Swiftly identify and apprehend identified perpetrators to stop additional retaliations; • Conduct police sweeps and other actions to disrupt gang activity and prevent further violence; and • Activate our Crisis Response Protocol that engages police and other City departments, community service organizations, social service agencies, and school ad,omostratopms to restore peace in affected neighborhoods.

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Presentations were made by Mayor Chuck Reed; SJPD Chief Chris Moore; Angel Rios, Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services. Present were ViceMayor Madison Nguyen, Council members Rose Herrera and Xavier Campos, and many members of the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force (which had some 30 attending members). Also present were Board of Supervisor President George Shirakawa, and Dr. John Porter, Jr., Superintendent, FranklinMcKinley School District. District Attorney Jeff Rosen stated that all perpetrators of violence and homicides would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in order to remove these violent scoff-laws from the community. During the prior meeting of the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, Assembly member Nora Campos proposed having the CA State Police be asked to assist. Chief Moore responded that their assistance was not needed at this time because SJPD has a protocol which was effective in prior years. Subcommittee reports were made by SJ Councilmember Rose Herrera on community engage-

ments; Supervisor George Shirakawa presented the Interagency Collaborative activities; Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Director Angel Rios gave his activity & preparation report; The School/City Collaborative report was presented by FMSD Superinendent John Porter, Jr. and the Technical Team provided reports. Of the 33 homicides which happened since January 1, 2012, some 15 are gang related. SJPD statistical data clearly revealed that the incidents were being committed by youth who were 14 to 19 years of age. This cohort was responsible for 50% of the incidents on record thus far. Resources provided included $250,000 Cal Grip Grant used to engage, under contract, the services of Catholic Charities, CA Youth Outreach and Probation Office/CBO linkages over the next 18 months. In addition, City Manager Debra Figone’s report regarding the law enforcement and related activities in respoonse to recent 7 homicdes, resulted in the allocation of $800,000 from general funds to support the police overtime service duties required. The above is a summary of actions taken and future actions to be undertaken to deal with the recent spike in gang violence in the City of San Jose, which is still regarded as a ‘very safe city.” Hilbert Morales is the Publisher of El Observador. Email him at: english.editor@el-observador.com

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San Jose’s 2nd Gang War has Begun Enrique Flores Founder of Eastside Heroes & Director of the Corozon Project in East San Jose

In just ten days this August, seven of our San Jose residents were killed, and five more are recovering from gun shot wounds. Some call this a “spike” in violence, I call it “The start of the 2nd War”. This is not an anomaly. Those community members older than 30 years old, who lived in Gang Abatement Zones during the 1980’s and early 1990’s, know. You see, there is a huge difference between “a spike in gang violence” and “war”. Once a war begins, it is almost impossible to stop. The 1st War, during the 1980’s and early 1990’s, lasted 10 years, and was marked by every day violence. “War” in any context is violence that occurs “on sight”. There is no “taking turns, waiting for retaliation”. Our city leaders should not act surprised at this new level of violence. In fact, I voiced the “Mayday” alarm early. Others have done so as well. For the past seven years, we have been warning city and community leaders during 1:1 meetings and during collaborative meetings. Two years ago I wrote in a Mercury News Op Ed piece that we were on the cusp of this 2nd War. Sadly, these warnings fell on deaf ears and were disregarded by many as alarmism. This 2nd war may perplex some, but we (those who were traumatized by the 1st war) saw this 2nd “Tsunami” wave coming years in advance. Many moved away in order to spare their children from such hell on earth. Others became numb, and stood by looking at the waters receding slowly. Now we are here. At the start of the 2nd War. Sadly, it is too late for prevention

talk. Now is the time for relentless intervention efforts. However, I predict this 2nd War will be worse than the 1st War for three reasons. #1 our younger generation has been desensitized to violence by the 2nd grade. #2 guns are now utilized more often as weapons of choice, thanks in part to the sale of toy guns which teach children how to load 10 “bullets” into a magazine clip and chamber each round by pulling the slide. And #3: our society’s failure to create sufficient job opportunities and livable waged have created the conditions for self-destructive despair. Our unwillingness to fund effective prevention and intervention programs is now evident. Defunding mentoring programs, community centers and reducing police response time has created the perfect storm. Now the storm is here. We must all unite to save as many as we can. The truth is, gang members are NOT monsters. Gang members are part of our community. They are a mirror (our sons, daughters, cousins, neighbors) reflect-

ing back their pain caused by our society’s gross negligence. The truth is: Behavior is language. And since 2003, our teens and young adults have been “talking” to us via these “spikes” of gang violence. But too many of our leaders failed to listen. If we care to listen, we must ask: “What are the teens and young adults saying to us when they get multiple tattoos on their faces? What are our teens and young adults saying when they physically assault, stab, and kill in broad daylight?” The answer is heartbreaking: They are telling us about the death of their dreams. They are telling us they no longer believe that home-ownership, a quality education, and their ultimate career aspiration are realistic goals. Now, more than ever, is the time to restore hope. Now is the time to fight for more funding. Now is the time to declare war on poverty and despair. Now is the time to embrace all in kinship and realize that those who we believe deserve love the least, are actually the ones that need it the most.

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Savers reopens larger store in San Jose preview night for VIP and club card members last Tuesday, August 21, in order to give their customers a sneak peak of the new store

Fernanda Lopez Special to El Observador

The popular San Jose thrift store, Savers, was welcomed to their new location late last week, moving only about two miles away from it’s former residence where they had been for decades.

“They were wowed,” exclaimed Lang. According to her, over its almost 60 year run, Savers has partnered with local non –profit organizations as part of its business model.

Previously located on Business Circle, the new Savers store now operates from 1545 Parkmoor Avenue in San Jose.

“It’s really a great business model…it’s a ‘win win’ for everybody. It’s spreading the message,” she said.

“I would say, that the way our business was growing, it was the next step in a natural progression,” said Amish Patel, Savers Store Manager, “It’s an awesome step forward.” Officially inaugurating the new store with a ribbon cutting ceremony early Thursday morning, , Savers executives and their non-profit partners joined Patel as he spliced a bright red ribbon before the line of eager customers flooded the brand new store. “Very exciting. The team is excited. The customers are excited,” said Tina Lang, Savers District Manager, “It’s a rejuvenation of a building with a really loyal customer base.”

(Left to right) Tina Lang, District Manager, with Amish Patel, Store Manager, during the ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo: Fernanda Lopez. Hector Navarro, a regular Savers customer at the old location, said he shops at Savers weekly for things for his nephew. “It’s a really cool place. I like it way better than the other place. There’s a lot of room here and it’s a lot cleaner,” he explained, as he

walked out of the new store. Loud upbeat music, and energetic employees greeting new customers, filled the entrance way before electronic sliding doors once again closed behind him. To add to the reopening celebrations, Savers held a

One of these non-profits is HOPE Services, who has had an alliance with Savers for 40 years. HOPE Services aims to help people of all ages with developmental disabilities live a functional lifestyle. Through their partnership, HOPE Services collects clothes from the community, which they donate to Savers, in exchange for funding. ” We rely on other funding sources and this is one of our sources. Through Savers we have been able to figure out ways to not cut any programs,” said John Koncoli, Director of Employment Development According to Koncoli,

Santa Clara County to Prepare Ordinance to Change Winery Regulations to Better Promote Agri-tourism SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF. – The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to accept the Planning Department’s policy recommendations regarding winery regulation changes and directed staff to prepare and bring back, in November, an ordinance and environmental documentations as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). These actions are intended to enhance the viability of wineries and promote agri-tourism in

the County. Under current regulations, a Use Permit is required for wineries to hold events of any size. The permit application fee is a minimum of $14,732 regardless of the number of event attendees or the size of property. Certain other activities require permits, and private events are not expressly addressed. “The proposed revisions are the product of 15 public meetings held over a 12 month period to lessen

the cost and complexity of the permitting process with the goal of promoting agri-tourism,” said Supervisor Mike Wasserman, the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors. The Board considered recommendations of the Planning Department and the Planning Commission that were very similar except for aspects of special events and outdoor amplified music. The Ordinance would specify that private non-

commercial and fundraising events benefiting nonprofit organizations of any size could be held at wineries in the unincorporated areas. The ordinance also would address onsite and way-finding signage. “By relaxing some of the burdensome regulations on area wineries, we can help those growers to capture agri-tourism dollars,” said President George Shirakawa, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors.

this is of great importance to the organization. “Our mission is to get our folks to be part of the community and to develop friendships and to be just like anyone else,” he said. “It’s huge, absolutely huge… it’s a really big, huge, part of our survival,” he concluded. They’re going to have a greater need for more clothes…so we will be collecting more and more, which translates to more and more money, which translates to keeping our programs alive,” said Koncoli about HOPE Services. Additionally, Savers partners with PARCA, another non-profit designed toward helping people with developmental disabilities. Patel also explained that Saver’s has donated more

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than 1.5 billion dollars to their local non-profit partners over the past 10 years. On top of the grand reopening and preview events, Savers held gift certificate drawings to celebrate the store’s reopening. In its new location, measuring almost 23,000 square feet, Savers holds more than 100,000 items throughout its store and places more than 10,000 back on its racks daily. “With the bigger space drawing in more customers, we are able to reach a bigger market. It’s going to go back and directly impact our non-profit partners. As we start receiving more donations, we will be able to fund more of their projects,” concluded Patel.


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Boomers benefit from hearing aids as they stay in the workforce longer ARA

Let’s face it. The Great Recession put a kink in many Americans’ retirement plans. Combine that financial blow with the general uncertainty regarding Medicare and the future cost of private health insurance. As a result, more boomers are staying in the workforce longer. In fact, between 2006 and 2016, the number of older people in the workforce is expected to soar, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Workers between the ages of 55 and 64 are expected to increase by 36.5 percent; the number of workers between 65 and 74 is expected to climb by 83.4 percent, and even the number of workers who are 75 and older is expected to grow by 84.3 percent. By 2016, the BLS says, workers age 65 and over are expect-

ed to make up 6.1 percent of the total labor force - a steep jump from their 3.6 percent share in 2006. So what does this mean for individuals? It means people need to do what they can to age productively. It means they need to take charge of their health - including their hearing health - so they can maximize their chances for success on the job. Along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, it’s important that boomers routinely get their hearing checked - and that they address any hearing loss so it doesn’t undermine their efforts on the job or their quality of life. Gone are the days of ignoring hearing difficulties. There are no more excuses. And given the technological advances of modern hearing aids, and the compelling data that illustrate the downside of leaving

hearing loss unaddressed, there’s only one reasonable course of action. Maturing workers should be getting their hearing checked. And if there is hearing loss, they should discuss with their hearing healthcare provider whether or not hearing aids could help. Consider this: More than 34 million Americans suffer from hearing loss - about 11 percent of the U.S. population - and 60 percent of them are below retirement age, according to the Better Hearing Institute (www. betterhearing.org). Research shows that the use of hearing aids reduces the risk of income loss by 90 to 100 percent for those with milder hearing loss, and from 65 to 77 percent for those with severe to moderate hearing loss. Those with moderate-to-severe hearing loss who use hearing aids are twice as likely to be employed as their peers who do

Workers between the ages of 55 and 64 are expdcted to increase by 36.5 percent. not use hearing aids. And three out of four hearing aid users report improvements in their quality of life due to wearing hearing aids. The vast majority of people with hearing loss, in fact, could benefit from hearing aids. More good news: Today’s employers recognize the changing demographics of the modern aging workforce and increasingly are making efforts to hold onto their older workers. Employers value the experience that mature employees bring to the job - along with the strong work ethic and other positive attributes that older workers tend to

possess. More and more companies, in fact, engage in workplace wellness programs to help keep their employees in good health. And hearing health - including hearing checks - is increasingly included in these programs. “Never before has good hearing been so important - or so attainable,” says Dr. Sergei Kochkin, Executive Director of the Better Hearing Institute. “When people with even mild hearing loss use hearing aids, they improve their job performance, increase their earning potential, enhance their

communication skills, improve their professional and interpersonal relationships, and stave off depression. “I urge anyone planning to stay in the workforce longer to take that first, most critical step to optimizing your hearing health and enhancing your chances for career success by taking a confidential, online hearing check at www.hearingcheck.org. It will help you determine if you may need a more thorough hearing test by a hearing health professional,” Kochkin continues. “Your hearing health and continued job success are within your control.”

Se Necesitan Funcionarios Electorales Bilingües Se necesitan Funcionar ios Electorales Bilingües para trabajar en los lugares de votación en el Condado de Alameda para la Elección General del 6 de noviembre del 2012. Los funcionarios electorales ganan entre $110 y $180 por su servicio. Los Funcionarios Electorales Bilingües deben ser fluentes en Ingles y Chino,

Ingles y Español, Ingles y Filipino/ Tagalo o Ingles y Vietnamita. También debe ser un votante registrado y asistir a un entrenamiento obligatorio antes del Día de la Elección. Además de obtener la experiencia gratificante de ser parte del proceso electoral, se les pagara una cantidad extra a los funcionarios electorales bilingües por su

servicio del Día de la Elección, incluyendo un entrenamiento adicional para funcionarios electorales bilingües y la evaluación de fluidez. Visite nuestro sitio web en http://www.acgov.org/ rov/workers.htm para más información y para llenar una solicitud o comuníquese con la oficina del Registro de Votantes al (510) 2726971.


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Consejos para ayudar a los hijos con la tarea

Los niños que hacen la tarea constantemente suelen tener mejores calificaciones. Y aunque a veces no es fácil hacerlos cambiar el televisor o la computadora por el cuaderno de tarea, especialmente después de un día largo de actividades, estos consejos pueden ayudar: • Hablar con los hijos sobre la tarea. Es importante que los niños entiendan la importancia de hacer la tarea y el impacto positivo que puede tener en sus calificaciones. Además de repasar y practicar lo que aprendieron en clase, la tarea los ayuda a prepararse para las lecciones del día siguiente y desarrollar la disciplina que necesitan para su éxito académico. • Reunirse con los maestros. Cuando se trata de la tarea, los maestros pueden

The Santa Clara County Board of Education plans to make a provisional appointment to fill a vacancy from Board Trustee Area 6, which became vacant on Aug. 20 with the resignation of Craig Mann. The provisional appointee will serve until the term of office of the vacant seat expires in November 2014.

tener exigencias distintas. Por lo tanto es importante hablar con ellos para conocer sus expectativas. Por ejemplo, algunos maestros quieren que los padres revisen cuidadosamente la tarea de sus hijos, mientras que otros prefieren que sólo controlen que la hicieron. Además, el maestro puede contestar preguntas como cuánto tiempo debe pasar el estudiante haciendo la tarea y qué hacer si tiene dificultades o si le resulta demasiado fácil.

• Escoger un lugar cómodo y eliminar las distracciones. Para fomentar la concentración es importante encontrar un lugar en la casa que tenga buena iluminación donde el niño pueda sentarse y hacer la tarea sin distracciones. Puede ser la mesa de la cocina, un escritorio o su propia habitación, siempre y cuando no haya distracciones como televisores prendidos o aparatos electrónicos a mano, a menos de que sean esenciales para hacer la tarea.

• Fijar un horario para hacer la tarea. El mejor momento para hacer la tarea es el que mejor funciona con las actividades del estudiante y la disponibilidad de sus papás. Puede ser antes o después de jugar, ver televisión, cenar o de hacer alguna actividad extracurricular. Lo importante es que la hora sea constante y que no sea la última actividad del día, cuando el niño esté cansado y con sueño.

Proveer los recursos necesarios. Los padres no tienen que ser expertos en todas las materias para ayudar a sus hijos con la tarea. Sin embargo, pueden proveerles los recursos que necesitan, incluyendo lápices, plumas, borradores y papel para escribir. También pueden llevar a sus hijos a la biblioteca o navegar el Internet con ellos para encontrar recursos que ayuden con la tarea.

Preventing Head Lice In The New School Year NAPSI

With a new school year approaching, parents should take the time to learn the “facts of lice” and the natural measures that they can take to keep children lice free. To help, here are some tips:

• Teach children to never share hats, combs, pillows or helmets; doing so can transmit live lice. Remember, lice can survive off the human head for 24-36 hours. • Keep long hair up in a braid or ponytail. • Do not wash hair every

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Los padres no tienen que ser expertos en todo pero sí deben estar dispuestos a ayudar Hay muchas cosas que los padres pueden hacer para ayudar a sus hijos en su regreso a la escuela, como reemplazar la mochila vieja o comprarles los útiles que necesitan. Pero hay algo que pueden hacer que es más importante y no siempre cuesta dinero: ayudarlos con la tarea.

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day—lice attach themselves more easily to squeaky clean hair. • Do weekly head checks to ensure early detection. • Use hair care products designed to repel lice, such as Fairy Tales Hair Care’s Rosemary Repel collection. The all-natural formulas.

To apply for the position, applicants must be registered voters residing within Board Trustee Area 6, which includes the Alum Rock School District, Mt. Pleasant School District, Franklin-McKinley School District, and the corresponding portion of East Side Union High School District as well as a small portion of San Jose Unified. Applicants

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in the vacant seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education can determine their residency eligibility by checking with the county Registrar of Voters at 408299-8683 or 866-4308683. The candidate selected cannot be employed by the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) or any school district while serving on the Board. The County Board of Education sets the policies that guide the SCCOE and establishes its operating budget. In addition, it serves as an appeals board for such actions as interdistrict attendance requests and student expulsions. The Board meets in public session on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at SCCOE, 1290 Ridder

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Park Drive, San Jose. Interested individuals should submit a letter that includes interests and qualifications for the position. Include a minimum of three references and a resume. All materials must be received by 5 p.m., September 29, 2012. Submit applications to Dr. Xavier De La Torre, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 951312304 or fax to (408) 4536601. Selected candidates will be asked written questions and interviewed at a public meeting of the Board. It is anticipated that the Board will take action on the appointment in October. For further information, contact Dr. Xavier De La Torre at (408) 453-6540.


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ver the last few years, there’s been a growing awareness that it really matters how food gets from the farm to the table. But not everyone knows much about the process. Farmers like Shana Beattie and Marie Bolt want to change that by volunteering to partic­ipate in the CommonGround program. The Beattie family raises soybeans, corn, alfalfa, beef and pork in Nebraska and say it’s an honor to share their knowledge and experiences raising food. Here, Shana and Marie share some of the recipes they make for their families. Garlicky Beef Kabobs By Shana Beattie Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus marinade time Cook Time: 10 minutes Yields: 6 servings 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons honey 2 t easpoons snipped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 t easpoon ground black pepper Dash cayenne pepper 2 pounds beef sirloin In small bowl, whisk together mustard, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, rosemary, paprika, garlic, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Cover and let stand at room temperature for at least 1 hour to blend flavors. Trim meat if needed and cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Transfer to large bowl. Spoon half of mustard mixture over beef; toss gently to coat. Place in zipper plastic bag and marinate for least an hour in the refrigerator. On 10-inch skewers, thread meat, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces. Preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium (on a gas grill). Place meat skewers on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill 8 to 10 min­utes or until meat reaches desired done­ ness, turning once and brushing with remaining mustard mixture halfway through grilling.

Mama Jeanne’s Stuffed Peppers By Marie Bolt Yields: 4 servings 1 pound hamburger 1 can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup cooked rice 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 cups cheese, divided 4 or 5 large bell peppers (boil

Orange Grilled Pork with Honey-Mustard Dip By Shana Beattie Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Yields: 6 servings 6 pork chops, bone-in or boneless 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 t easpoon ground black pepper 2 medium lemons 3/4 cup orange marmalade 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard 3 tablespoons mayonnaise Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Set aside. Finely shred enough zest from the lemons to make 1 tablespoon. Squeeze enough juice from the lemons to make 1/4 cup. For marinade: In medium non­metallic bowl, combine

peppers for 10 minutes and clean out) Preheat oven to 350°F. In large pan, brown hamburger meat, then drain. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, rice, Worcestershire sauce and 1 cup cheese to meat. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Stuff peppers with meat mixture and top with cheese. Place in baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.

orange marmalade, broth, lemon zest and lemon juice. Add pork; toss gently to coat. Place in zipper bag and mari­nate in the refrigerator for 1 to 4 hours, turning occasionally. For dipping sauce: In small bowl, combine honey, mustard and mayo. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Drain pork and discard marinade. Preheat gas grill. Reduce to medium heat and place chops on grill rack. Cover and cook about 7 to 9 minutes or until chops are slightly pink and the juice runs clear (145°F). Variation: Orange Pork Kabobs — Cube boneless pork chops into 1 1/2 inch pieces. Marinate per directions. Place on skewers and follow grilling directions.


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Diabéticos: Ponga su mejor pie adelante

Strategies to Stay Mentally Sharp With Age: • Control cholesterol problems and high blood pressure - Cholesterol problems and high blood pressure can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, which researchers say may contribute to the development of certain types of dementia. • Don’t smoke - Studies reveal that heavy smoking during middle age can double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia two decades later. • Don’t drink excessively – Heavy drinking (more than three to five drinks per day) is associated with a higher risk of dementia and cognitive impairment. Moderate drinkers are 23 percent less likely to develop dementia (moderate means two drinks/day for men, 1 drink/day for women). • Exercise regularly - Regular physical activity is believed to help maintain blood flow to the brain and reduce your risk of high blood pressure, often associated with the development of dementia. • Eat a healthy diet – Those who eat plenty of vegetables and fatty fish and keep away from saturated fats are thought to have a lower risk of cognitive decline.

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La mayoría de los estadounidenses no saben asociar la diabetes con los pies, pero los diabéticos pueden padecer toda una serie de problemas en los pies. La diabetes puede ocasionar daños en los nervios del pie, así que los pacientes no pueden sentir cosas que mandarían a una persona sana a cojear, como pequeños cortes u objetos extraños en los zapatos. Esto, combinado con una mala circulación, y disminución de la inmunidad, lo que hace que sea más fácil que la infección se asiente, puede causar que lesiones pequeñas se conviertan en problemas de salud reales. Los diabéticos también son propensos a desarrollar problemas en la piel, como resequedad, piel con escamas en sus pies. Aunque por lo general no amenazan la

VIVIENDA ASEQUIBLE ACEPTANDO APLICACIONES ALMA VILLAGE APARTMENTS PALO ALTO Los paquetes de aplicaciones se pueden obtener desde el 4 de septiembre, 2012 hasta el 26 de septiembre, 2012 entre las 9:00 AM y 4:00 PM de Lunes a Viernes en 725 Alma Place, Palo Alto, CA y los Sábados en Alma Place Apartments, 753 Alma Street, Palo Alto. Las aplicaciones completas deben de ser entregadas en 725 Alma Street, Palo Alto CA 94301 antes de las 4:00 PM el 27 de septiembre, 2012 Precios de Alquiler Una Recamara $753 - $851 Dos Recamaras $1,019 - $1137 # de Personas en la Familia

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vida, estos problemas estéticos pueden dañar el autoestima - nadie quiere esconder sus pies por el resto de la vida.

metro cuadrado de la piel. Si usted nota un problema, vaya a ver a su médico.

Entonces, ¿Qué debe hacer una persona? Crear una rutina regular en el cuidado de los pies puede ayudar a los diabéticos a prevenir algunos de los problemas de salud causados por su condición. Aquí hay algunos consejos para diabeticos buscando poner su mejor pie adelante:

- Organizar baños de pies todos los días. Estos tienen la ventaja adicional de proporcionar los tan necesarios mimos. Lávese los pies en agua tibia, seque cuidadosamente con una toalla suave y aplique una loción hidratante, aunque no entre los dedos, donde las condiciones de humedad pueden causar el crecimiento de hongos.

- Inspeccione sus pies diariamente. Quítese los calcetines y zapatos y mire sus pies cuidadosamente, buscando pequeños cortes, abrasiones, enrojecimiento, hinchazón o problemas en las uñas. Use un espejo de mano para asegurarse de que puede ver cada centí-

- El baño de los pies también es ideal para embellecer sus pies. Si usted tiene áreas ásperas, piel seca, intente un producto cosmético para diabéticos amigable, como Pomada exfoliante CalleX para pies secos agrietados, que utiliza todas las enzimas naturales

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para exfoliar suavemente los talones secos y plantas de los pies mientras hidrata la piel. Para las uñas de color amarillo o negro, trate la gel de uñas NonyX, que gradualmente suaviza y exfolia la acumulación de restos de queratina debajo de la uña. Ambos productos se pueden encontrar en la sección de cuidado de los pies de farmacias, supermercados y tiendas minoristas, o visite www.xenna.com - Use el calzado adecuado. Nunca camine descalzo, ni siquiera en su casa - puede rayar o causar daño a sus pies sin darse cuenta. Use calcetines limpios y secos, sin bandas elásticas, que pueden comprometer la circulación. Revise que sus zapatos no tengan piedras u otros objetos extraños antes de ponérselos.


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La comunidad denunciar l “Quiero ser capaz de disfrutar de mi vecindario y sus alrededores” —Connie Ortiz

Los residentes de San José mostraron su preocupación con carteles diferentes. Fotos: Cinthia Rodríguez. Cinthia Rodríguez El Observador

En las ultimas semanas, San José ha visto demasiada violencia dándole fin a las vidas de hijos y padres. La comunidad no se da por vencida. Se reunieron con el alcalde, jefe de la policía, y funcionarios electos para una vigilia donde pusieron muy claro su puesto –no van a dejar que pandillas u otros grupos violentos los intimiden. “Es increíble que hay tanto apoyo”, dijo Mónica Mendoza, residente de San José quien perdió a su hermano en un tiroteo. Mendoza estuvo presente en la vigilia recordando a su hermano, Víctor Mendoza de 21 años de edad. El joven vivía con su novia y estaba tratando de conseguir trabajo. En el área residencial del este de San José, el hermano menor de tres sufrió un disparo en la cara. Al tercer día fue pronunciado muerto.

que se ha registrado en los últimos 15 años. El año pasado, San José, unas de las ciudades más seguras, a estas fechas ya sumaba con 28 homicidios. “Estamos aquí para recordar a todos aquellos que hemos perdido, todos nosotros concejales de la ciudad nos importa profundamente”, dijo Ash Kalra, consejero de San José. “Esta multitud me dice que no hemos perdido la esperanza”. Los otros concejales presentes incluyendo a Xavier Campos quien dijo que la situación con la violencia era inaceptable y la comunidad no debe ser complaciente. Su compañero Sam Liccardo le dijo a la comunidad que iban a salir de este problema porque el pueblo es fuerte. Las personas presen-

tes tomaron la promesa de cuidar de la ciudad. Miembros de la iglesia también se comprometieron a cuidar de su ciudad, rezando por mantener la ciudad segura con la esperanza de ver la transformación de una ciudad mejor. El jefe de policía Chris Moore entiende la frustración de los residentes. Pidió a la comunidad que participara en la denuncia de actos de violencia, que llamaran al departamento de policía con cualquier información posible para combatir estos actos. Porque al final del día cualquier información puede ayudar. El departamento de policía está proporcionando $800,000.00 adicionales para aumentar la dotación de personal de patrulla. También está redistribuyendo más de dos docenas

de oficiales de otras unidades para aumentar las patrullas. La financiación adicional está disponible debido a retiros y salidas recientes. Para la fecha del 13 de agosto en solo 11 días, la ciudad reporto 8 asesinatos, aumentando a 33 el número de víctimas. Armondo Miguel Heredia es el mas reciente. “Quiero ser capaz de disfrutar de mi vecindario y sus alrededores”, dijo Connie Ortiz, abuela del recién fallecido Armondo Miguel Heredia. “Yo no lo entiendo. No sé qué pensar si se trata de una pandilla o un loco. Es como un rompecabezas”. Heredia de 18 años de edad fue asesinado saliendo de Quick Stop, en las calles de King y Tully. Tres coches pasaron, fue herido

“Era amable, cariñoso, y no estaba afiliado con pandillas”, dijo Mónica. La hermana del fallecido no entiende como la gente dice haber visto el coche pasar pero no puedo describir el conductor. Ella espera que la comunidad se mantenga activa ya que en su experiencia la gente no quiere hablar. En el 2011, San José conto con 39 homicidios en total, el doble de la cifra hasta hoy en el 2012 y el máximo

Pastor Sonny Lara de Ministerios Estrella de David dio la bendición a la comunidad presente en la vigila afuera de City Hall en San José.


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d se une para la violencia y transportado a Regional Medical Center donde fue pronunciado muerto. Había recibido su licencia de conducir 2 semanas antes de su muerte. El padre estaba presente con la abuela Ortiz pero el no pudo dar entrevista ya que estaba de luto. El solo llevaba puesta una camiseta con una foto de su hijo ahora con alas y un verso corintio de la Biblia. “Este tipo de reuniones ayuda a la gente a motivarse”, dijo el alcalde Chuck Reed. Agrego que la ciudad sabe que hacer y lo están haciendo. Aseguro que seguirán siendo unas de las ciu-

dades mas seguras y que los diferentes departamentos como el de la policía están colaboran con la oficina del abogado del distrito. Entienden que la prevención y intervención son clave. La comunidad no culpo a nadie, entienden que pandillas saben que la comunidad tiene miedo pero ya no lo tendrán. La comunidad se une con otras agencias para revolucionar estos problemas. “Quiere que el consejo y el líder elegido tome decisiones desde el fondo de su corazón y considere cómo esas decisiones afectan a la comunidad, cosas como el uso de drogas, la venta de alcohol”, dijo Aarón Resendez, presidente de la

Asociación de Comercios de la Calle Story. “Somos una ciudad segura y tenemos que seguir siendo una ciudad segura”. Las familias de los difuntos están pidiendo a la gente que ayuda en traer justicia.

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Mónica Mendoza hablo sobre la muerte de su hermano Víctor Mendoza, joven de 21 años.

Cualquier persona con información sobre el tiroteo que llame a la Unidad de Homicidios al (408) 2775283. Las personas que deseen permanecer en el anonimato puede llamar a Crime Stoppers de Silicon Valley al (408) 947-7867. Svcrimestoppers.org Cinthia Rodriguez is the Editor of El Observador. Email her at: spanish.editor@el-observador.com

El alcalde y varios líderes de la comunidad estuvieron presentes en la vigilia de oración afuera de City Hall en San José.


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Affordable Men’s Fall Fashion Juan Carlos Miranda

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My favorite season of the year is fast approaching (that would be Fall). Why would Fall be my favorite season you might ask? Well, because I get to wear all sorts of cool sweaters and jackets, not to mention coats, scarves and boots. Also all designers present their new collections around this time of the year, so we all get to see the marvelous new styles and designs they have created. And you don’t have to be a

style expert to know about new trends. Now, I know not all of us can afford to buy new clothes for every season of the year or even every year. I know I can’t. But we can all get some inspiration in seeing the new collections, to adapt what we already have and put our own spin on the new looks. Start by doing an inventory on your entire closet. If you’re anything like me, your closet must be packed with summer clothes like tshirts, shorts, light jackets, tanks and jeans—yes, jeans

are an all -year-round must have. As such you should have plenty of transitional garments to work with. Once you know what you have at hand, you’ll know what you will need to make this upcoming Fall season a stylish success. For example, one of the things that you’ll definitely need is a tweed jacket. If you don’t have one already, what are you waiting for? Go on and get one. You can pair this fabulous jacket with some of the new colored jeans you bought earlier in the year, and yes, you

CAN wear color in the Fall, just do it tastefully. Now is also the perfect time to bring back into your closet the sweaters and jackets you had previously stored somewhere else. Although designers are coming out with new items, the styles from previous years are similar, so you can reuse a lot of your old—and I use this term loosely—stuff. A good way of reusing a lot of the items from your summer wardrobe is layering. You could definitely layer one of your old sweaters with a dress shirt and your tweed jacket, or pair your favorite jeans with a shirt, cardigan and a jacket. Let’s talk about shoes now. If you are one of those people that bough a pair or two of summer shoes, like boat shoes, and don’t really know how to, or even if you can transition them into fall, then my friend you are in luck. We are all definitely lucky we live in such a beautiful place as California, where the weather lends itself for just about everything without it being too harsh. For a casual day outside you could pair your summer shoes with a nice pair of dark jeans, one of your favorite tees, last year’s sweater and your favorite sports jacket. For a day at the office, trade the T-shirt for a dress shirt, a skinny tie and you’re ready to work. So, have you gotten a few ideas on how to update your closet? Whatever you decide to do, be it that you decide to buy a new wardrobe or bring back some of last year’s items; the key is to always economize. Be smart and do the right thing but doing the right thing doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your style. Doing the right thing is spending the least amount of money while still staying fashionable.

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Marco Antonio Solís concluyo el concierto.

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Marc Anthony presento sus canciones clásicas.

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Chayanne tomo el. escenario después de Marc Anthony.

LOS TRES GIGANTES Rudy Duran Especial para El Observador

Una noche emotiva como pocas se han vivido en el HP Pavilion, tuvo lugar el pasado domingo 26 de Agosto cuando Marc Anthony, Chayanne y Marco Antonio Solís que en ese orden se presentaron e hicieron de la noche una velada que todos y todas quienes asistieron al HP Pavilion disfrutaron al máximo. Ante un lleno total los tres gigantes hicieron gala de todas sus aptitudes ar-

tísticas, desde el baile y el canto hasta el dominio completo del escenario, era evidente que las mujeres sobre todo disfrutaron todas y cada una de sus melodías coreando y bailando sus canciones y gritando entusiasmadas ante la presencia de tan importantes interpretes de la música, con ritmos que van desde la salsa y merengue interpretadas por Marc Anthony pasando por las baladas románticas y pop interpretadas por Chayanne quien resulto ser el mas aclamado por sus bailes y movimientos ca-

denciosos y fuerte personalidad. Marco Antonio Solís no fue la excepción ya que el también hizo gala de su presencia y las chicas que asistieron al concierto corearon sus canciones románticas y los caballeros se mostraron muy complacidos disfrutando de las coreografías presentadas por el grupo de bailarinas que Marco Antonio Solís presento en su show. Tres horas de música, baile coreografías y buena vibra fue lo que quienes

Marc Anthony, Marco Antonio Solís, y Chayanne compartieron el escenario para despedirse. Fotos: Rudy Duran.

asistieron al evento disfrutaron mostrando que en el área de la bahía estos tres interpretes tienen ganado un lugar en la preferencia de quienes en algún momento

de sus vida lloraron y cantaron sintiendo cada una de las interpretaciones. Fue en punto de las siete y media de la tarde que comenzó la velada y hasta las

diez y media de la noche fue que terminó la presentación de los tres gigantes cuando al final cerraron su presentación cantando los tres la canción “ fiesta en América”.


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Da Gaby Moreno gran salto gracias a colaboración con Ricardo Arjona

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Después de cantar en bodas y XV años en fiestas del sur de California, Gaby Moreno ha dado el gran salto musical gracias al dueto que realiza con su compatriota Ricardo Arjona en “Fuiste tu”. Radicada desde hace 12 años en Los Ángeles, la también guatemalteca como Arjona, compartió cómo ha sido su carrera desde esa colaboración a la que califica como “algo increíble y que nunca esperé que llegara a mi vida. Todo el crédito se lo debo a él”. “Arjona me buscó hace un año, después de que su familia escuchó algo de mi música y me invitó a hacer

el dueto que por supuesto acepté. Se grabó en México y se hizo el video en Guatemala y ya me ha invitado a cantarlo en sus conciertos¨, dijo. “Con él empecé a acompañarlo en sus conciertos. Empecé en febrero de este año en Querétaro, pero de ahí he estado en Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Nueva York, Los Ángeles, Miami, Puerto Rico y Guatemala, por supuesto¨, destacó. “La idea es que pueda seguir acompañándolo y posiblemente pueda empezar a cantar un par de los temas míos pero vamos a ver”, señaló la cantautora que ha realizado giras en Europa, Canadá y Estados Unidos con su música en inglés.

Moreno ha grabado tres álbumes y el más reciente que será lanzado en septiembre próximo, se titula “Postales” y será el primero completamente en español, ya que sus anteriores discos fueron en inglés. “Esta nueva producción es lo más íntimo y más apegado a mis raíces, incluso hay un tema que fue un poema ´Luz y sombra´, que le escribió mi abuelo en 1942 a mi abuela para cuando se casaron”, destacó. “Le puse música porque es muy romántico lo que le escribió en un romanticismo del que ya no existe”, anotó, quien sueña en algún día tener colaboraciones con Caetano Veloso y Café Tacuba. Comentó que desde pe-

“Postales”, el primer álbum de Gaby Moreno saldrá el 4 de septiembre. queña el gusto por la música se le dio. “Y desde que empecé me ha gustado cantar en inglés, así que me fascina el blues, el jazz y por casi 12 años que radico en Los Ángeles me he sumergido en el mundo anglosajón”. Compartió que su llega-

da a Los Ángeles fue por una invitación de una disquera a grabar en inglés. Con el tiempo se acabó y no se logró gran cosa, pero en esos tiempos tenía que trabajar y por tres años fui la voz de una orquesta que tocaba en fiestas.

Manifestó que entre sus sueños está el poner muy en alto el nombre de Guatemala, ya que no hay muchos artistas de este país que se reconozcan en el mundo. “Pero también no sueño en ser una estrella numero uno”, atajo.

Difunden canción de Will.I.Am, de The Black Eyed Peas, desde Marte Notimex Los Ángeles

La nave Curiosity difundió su primer mensaje musical desde Marte, al dar a conocer la nueva canción de Will.I.Am, líder del grupo The Black Eyed Peas, aseguraron voceros del Laboratorio de Propulsión de Pasadena (JPL, por sus siglas en inglés). El corte fue lanzado en formato MP3 y pudo ser escuchado también entre los que asistieron a las instalaciones del JPL. En la letra del tema “Alcanzar las estrellas”, Will.i.Am pregunta “¿por

La nave Curiosity no cuenta con bocinas y la cancion podría haber sido distorsionada por aire marciano. qué ellos que dicen que el cielo es el límite cuando he visto huellas en la Luna?”. De esta forma se da un singular estreno de una nueva producción y ocurre después de un viaje de más

de 600 millones de kilómetros de la Tierra a Marte. El artista ha estado lanzando producciones musicales para impulsar la enseñanza de las matemáticas y las ciencias.


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BATTLESHIP

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The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure In theaters A simple story of a loving friendship, a surprise birthday party and a BIG adventure...It’s a beautiful day in Lovelyloveville. It’s Schluufy’s birthday and the Oogieloves (Goobie, Zoozie, and Toofie) along with their friends J. Edgar, Windy Window and Ruffy, are organizing a

party (Ssshh! It’s a secret). Everything is going along just perfectly until J.Edgar trips and loses the last five magical balloons in all of Lovelyloveville - OH NO!!! The Oogieloves immediately take action and set out to find the magical balloons in time to save their friend’s party. Along the way they meet some very interesting characters indeed, including Dotty Rounder (Cloris

Leachman); Bobby Wobbly (Carey Elwes); Milky Marvin(Chazz Palminteri), Rosalie Rosebud (Toni Braxton) and Lola and Lero Sombero (Christopher Lloyd and Jaime Pressly). Can these new friends help them recover the magical balloons and get back to the cottage in time to celebrate Schluufy’s surprise birthday?

The Possession En cines el 31 de agosto Basada en una historia real, THE POSSESSION es la aterradora historia de cómo una familia debe unirse para sobrevivir la ira de un ser indescriptiblemente maléfico. Clyde (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) y Stephanie Brenek (Kyra Sedgwick) no tienen ningún motivo por el que tener miedo cuando su hija me-

nor, Em, se obsesiona extrañamente con una antigua caja de madera que compró en una venta de garaje. Pero conforme el comportamiento de Em se vuelve más y más errático, el matrimonio teme que exista una fuerza maléfica en medio de ellos, hasta que descubren que la caja fue construida para contener a un Dibbuk, un espíritu dislocado que habita y eventualmente devora a su huésped humano.

An exhilarating campaign to save mankind unfolds on the high seas, in the skies and on land when Battleship – the entertaining, actionadventure made with unprecedented support of the US Navy – now on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Also available through Digital Download. Against all odds, a daring young naval officer and his heroic crew launch an all-out military showdown against a superior alien force in this enthralling, thrill-ride that will have viewers holding their breath through the final gripping face-off. Blu-ray ’s high-definition

picture and perfect hidef 5.1 surround sound provide the ultimate showcase to experience the film’s awe-inspiring special effects, non-stop action and ingenious weaponry. Almost two hours of exclusive bonus features including allnew featurettes, behindthe-scenes footage, filmmaker commentary and an exciting pre-visualization of an alternate ending make this a must-own disc for every movie fan. Hasbro – makers of the Transformers and G.I. Joe franchises – joins with powerhouse filmmaker Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, Friday Night Lights) to create this thrilling film inspired by Hasbro’s popular naval combat game, Battleship.


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Horóscopo de Septiembre Por Mario Jiménez El Observador

Aries Disfrutarás de un mes tranquilo, sereno y apacible, tu regente el planeta Marte se encuentra directo en tu casa ocho, por ello contarás con la suficiente imaginación, inteligencia y energía para lograr negocios, acuerdos y ascenso en el trabajo. Este mes te sobrarán admiradores. Tauro Septiembre te devuelve el deseo de sobresalir, la buena energía y sobre todo las ganas de seguir adelante para que alcances todas tus metas. Contarás con trabajo estable y es augurio que te rendirá más el dinero. Puedes sentirte plenamente seguro del amor que tu pareja siente por ti. Géminis El planeta Júpiter sigue transitando por tu signo, eso significa que contarás con una dosis extra de suerte que te ayudará a resolver todos tus problemas. En el amor ve despacio porque si corres puedes tropezar. Te convendría hacerte una limpia para aclarar tu aura y anular las malas vibras. Cáncer La energía planetaria en este momento se concentra en tu casa tercera, sector de comunicaciones, viajes y vida social. Mucha gente te buscará para pedirte consejos y orientación porque es sabido que eres un ser lúcido, transparente y muy sabio. Disfrutarás mucho lo que el amor tiene para darte. Leo El Sol navega tu casa dos,

casa que rige el dinero y las posesiones materiales, por lo tanto el augurio es muy prometedor para tu bolsillo. Es probable que un negocio que has venido desarrollando finalmente se logre durante este mes. Te alegrará mucho la buena noticia que recibirás de un ser querido.

de problemas que vienes cargando desde meses anteriores, un asunto referente a documentos o trámites se resuelve con prontitud. El amor seguirá siendo tu tema favorito durante todo el mes. Te conviene cuidar tu salud, hacer ejercicio, mejorar tu alimentación y tomar mucho agua.

Virgo ¡Feliz cumpleaños! Virgo, tu nuevo ciclo solar inicia con el pie derecho, tal vez hayas venido enfrentado algunos altibajos de salud o de dinero, pero esto ya es cosa del ayer, este mes y los meses que restan del 2012 serán de mucho provecho para tu salud, tu bolsillo y el amor especialmente.

Capricornio El sector laboral te brindará muchas satisfacciones, tus ideas serán escuchadas y tus proyectos marcharán por buen camino. Te espera un mes lleno de logros y satisfacciones económicas y románticas. Tienes mucho para dar a los demás, con tus consejos y palabras de aliento serás capaz de mejorarle la vida a los demás.

Libra Saturno ha estado transitando por tu signo durante los últimos dos años, tu vida ha pasado por muchos cambios y han habido tropiezos y circunstancias que no has podido superar. La buena noticia es que Saturno ha comenzado a abandonar tu signo, por lo cual tu vida dará un giro hacia la prosperidad. Escorpión Este mes te será benéfico en dos sectores importantes, la salud y el trabajo. Te sentirás más vital y motivado y al mismo tiempo aparecerán oportunidades para que ganes más dinero. En las próximas semanas Saturno entrará en tu signo y es presagio que tu vida cambiará por completo. Recibirás la recompensa del karma. Sagitario En este periodo podrás liberarte de un par

Acuario Septiembre te trae nuevas ilusiones y conquistas, es probable que recientas algunos problemas de salud, pero estos serán pasajeros. Tu planeta regente se mantiene directo en tu casa 11, trayendo a tu vida gente de buena vibra, buenas noticias y ángeles que irán apareciendo en tu camino haciendo tu vida más feliz. Piscis Este mes será para ti el tiempo en el que se han cumplido los plazos que te has propuesto. Sabrás tomar las decisiones más acertadas en cuanto a las finanzas y el amor. En el trabajo sé un poco más paciente, la oportunidad que esperas pronto llegará, lo que será para ti nadie te lo quita. Para eso que tanto necesitas pídele con fe a San Antonio.


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SPORTS

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Third Baseman Adam Duvall Named to 2012 California League Postseason All-Star Team

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Third baseman Adam Duvall was selected in the 2010 draft by San Jose Giants SAN JOSE, Ca

San Jose Giants third baseman Adam Duvall. Photo courtesy of Tony Medina

San Jose Giants third baseman Adam Duvall has been named to the 2012 California League Postseason All-Star Team. He is the fourth San Jose Giants player to earn Postseason honors in the past two years as outfielder Gary Brown, catcher Tommy Joseph and pitcher Craig Westcott garnered awards in 2011.

ESPN y MLB acuerdan una extensión de derechos multiplataforma de ocho años

Adrian Gonzalez en Baseball Tonight con el anfitrión Karl Ravech. Foto por Joe Faraoni / ESPN ESPN y el Béisbol de las Grandes Ligas (Major League Baseball, MLB) llegaron a un acuerdo para extender los derechos de transmisión por los próximos ocho años. El acuerdo multiplataforma realzará significativamente los derechos de la MLB en ESPN en televisión, digital, radio y a nivel internacional. El acuerdo, cuya validez es de 2014 a 2021, fue anunciado por Allan H. Selig, Comisionado de la MLB y John Skipper, Presidente de ESPN. El nuevo contrato incluye: • Paquete ampliado incluye un juego anual de comodín de los playoffs como parte del contenido nuevo y realzado de televisión; derechos extensos digitales, radiales e internacionales • Cobertura en español por televisión vía

ESPN Deportes de casi todos los juegos los domingos, lunes y miércoles • Derechos digitales ampliados, incluyendo la transmisión simultánea en español por ESPN3 El acuerdo está resaltado por la adición de un juego anual de comodín de los playoffs, los derechos a centenares de horas adicionales de programación de estudio MLB, 10 juegos adicionales durante la temporada regular, incrementos en los derechos de imágenes y destacados a lo largo de las plataformas, aumento en la capacidad de coexistencia en los mercados de equipos locales y expansión de contenido a lo largo de plataformas digitales y WatchESPN. Además, derechos a lo largo de ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio y ESPN International.

Selected in the 11th round of the 2010 draft by the San Francisco Giants, Duvall has enjoyed great success at the plate in his first full season in San Jose. On August 17, he broke the San Jose Giants single-season home run record with his 27th long ball of the year and is currently tied for the league lead among all active California League players

with 28 home runs. Hitting in the middle of the Giants order, Duvall is also fourth in the league in RBI (95) and runs scored (95), while owning a .488 slugging percentage. “This is a tremendous honor for Adam to be recognized as the best third baseman in the Cal League”, said Andy Skeels, Manager of the San Jose Giants. “He

has been our anchor all year offensively and this award is recognition that talent, a tireless work ethic and being a good teammate is what an All-Star player should be.” Tickets are available for the entire Labor Day Weekend and can be purchased at sjgiants.com, by calling (408) 297-1435 or at the Municipal Stadium box office.


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Santa Clara County Library Offers Online Tool To Help Job Hunters SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA

The Santa Clara County Library District is now offering, to its patrons, JobScout, an online social media platform that teaches people Internet skills and helps them find jobs online. The program is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the library’s website at www.sccl.org “We are pleased library patrons can enhance their list of digital resources with our library services,” said Lana Malloy, Library District Joint Powers Authority Chair. “Santa Clara County Library District is providing a much needed digital tool for the unemployed to improve their job seeking efforts.”

As California’s unemployment numbers teeter around 11 percent of the state’s population, and Santa Clara County’s unemployment rate remains at almost 9 percent, facilitating digital literacy and Internet proficiency is increasingly critical for jobseekers hoping to gain employment. JobScout users can apply their newly acquired skills to meet basic requirements and demands of today’s technological market. “Looking for a job can be overwhelming in such a competitive and challenging climate,” said County of Santa Clara Supervisor Mike Wasserman. “We want to provide our residents support to develop invaluable computer and

internet skills through services and tools within their reach, so they can apply what they learn to enhance their job search experience and results.” Through its use of social gaming and web standards, JobScout is a safe and accessible entry point for users to educate themselves with digital literacy skills, making it easy to compile lists of jobs. An interactive journey through the essential skills and processes of the job search includes a custom résumè builder and built-in job search function. Users earn badges for completing lessons, from Internet browsers to creating social network profiles which they can use effectively while job hunting.

Three Ways New Technology Can Make Your Home Life Easier StatePoint

New technology in your home can sometimes leave you feeling overwhelmed. But if you choose your technology wisely, you can simplify your domestic life rather than clutter your living space with products you don’t use. Here are three simple ways technology can help you streamline your home: Control Atmosphere

your home phone easier and more convenient to use. Consider swapping out your older telephone in favor of a modern device with high functionality. Synching a mobile phone with your landline allows you to place your cell anywhere in the house that provides the best reception and still roam freely on your landline’s cordless handset. You’ll also have far better sound quality and peace of mind knowing you won’t miss an important call.

The ability to control your environment is vital to Outsource Chores one’s comfort level. You may already have a programmaGetting your family to ble thermostat, but did you help out around the house know that the latest models isn’t much fun when it come with Wi-Fi, allowing (c) Auremar - Fotolia.com means verbal nagging. But you to control your home’s online chore charts can climate from your mobile device? help parents motivate their kids to take reNot only that, modern thermostat mod- sponsibility. Completed chores are tracked els are so smart, they learn your living pat- digitally, and you can connect tasks to alterns and set a schedule for you accordingly. lowance and rewards -- providing clear incentives through a familiar, palatable meImprove Communication dium. Find the one that works best for you Everyone is quick to jump at the latest and your family. mobile devices when they become available, but when was the last time you updated your landline telephone? New developments in landline technology are making

For a streamlined, comfortable household, incorporate new technologies into your home life strategically and watch your life get easier.


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