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REBUILDING WEALTH THROUGH HOME OWNERSHIP

porations such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., coupled with smart phones.

This conference reminded me of the ‘education system' where PTA leaders, teachers, Principals, and Superintendents’ meet and confer about education program issues, but leave out parents who are legal guardians of children. There is a need to include representatives of “Homeowners Associations” and Neighborhood Associations.

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR The “Rebuilding Wealth Through Homeownership” happened Friday, December 9, 2016 at Microsoft's Conference Center, Mountain View, CA. This event was organized by former CA Assemblymember Joe Coto. This topic is of great interest to the general public who needs to know that in Silicon Valley, it takes an annual income of $88,000 just to get by and $35,000 down payment is needed to purchase a very modest home. Rents are rising due to the lack of an adequate supply of housing. No wonder the County of Santa Clara has 6,500+ homeless individuals, some of whom are single moms with children.

Here are two anecdotes which have some influence to this conference's content: A) Corporate Human Resources Departments per policy award $15,000 per year bonus to any employee who resides within 10 miles of their corporate site (Facebook’s borders East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, & Redwood City). This enables a Facebook employee to pay $1,000 per month more than a long-term resident (who happened to be the surveyor I employed). His rental lease was terminated by the homeowner who now received $1,000 per month more in rental payments. The social costs not included are the surveyors family relocation; kids being transferred to a different school district; finding new church; new friends, new health care clinic, retail stores, etc. All are part of this gentrification

Wouldn't it be a good Christmas gift for all these homeless to have their own residence. This alone would mitigate many mental health issues such as anxiety and stress. Gentrification issues are involved which disrupt long established urban communities. GENTRIFICATION was formerly a slow process which has recently been accelerated by the extraordinary success of high-tech and internet cor-

process not borne by Facebook.

This is what GENTRIFICATION is all about. This surveyor moved his family to Sonoma County & now commutes. B) East Palo Alto City Council recently turned down two developers (300 new homes) because NO RELIABLE POTABLE WATER SUPPLY could be assured to the future homeowners. Potable water supplied in adequate reliable quantities is essential. Who has the contacts & ability to tell Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook billionaire, to make a deal with City of East Palo Alto; to front the money to build a DESALINIZATION PLANT at East Palo Alto and/ or Alviso (San Jose) using the SF Bay as the source of ocean water. Solar panels and wind turbines could generate the electric power needed. Enticing EPA residents to place solar panels on their roofs eliminates need for a ‘solar panel farm'. Then back feeds electric power generated using existing electric conduits. This approach would make EPA and San Jose independent of naturally produced potable water plus address the reality that before 2050 this approach will be needed to supply potable water for the growing CA population estimated to be 50 million by 2050. (In all instances, the technology and best practices

already exist & are being used in the Mid-East and cities such as Santa Barbara & San Diego.) As a visionary I believes that CA could make itself independent of Global Climate Change and eliminate potable water shortages by going ahead with the construction of strategically located desalinization plants along its Pacific Ocean coast from SF to San Diego. This eliminates the need to divert Sacramento River water ‘SOUTH' using those twin tunnels favored by Governor Brown. So why not ask billionaires (Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg) to make the investments needed to build that desalinization plant needed by East Palo Alto and Alviso?

Our business community and governance agencies need ethicists to develop a decision making paradigm which is not solely based on “the bottom line”; which needs to include ‘civic stewardship’ and define a reasonable profit margin. Presently a lot of profiteering goes on unabated resulting in inequitable distribution of wealth as well as gentrification which breaks up established communities where everyone knows your name...and what you do….and who you are. WHAT IS REALLY NEEDED IS A STATEWIDE HOUSING PLANNING AUTHORITY AND THE NEED TO TAKE ON A PROJECT TO UPDATE

PROPOSITION 13. Corporations have taken advantage of Prop 13 especially now that the US Supreme Court’s Citizen’s United case defined corporations as ‘individuals’. Property taxes supporting public schools has diminished since Prop 13 was adopted.

This conference offered no discrete action plan crafted to address one or two of the many challenges to having more folks own their homes which facilitates becoming 'well off '. A discrete project would be to include legal protections possible which home mortgage holders need. This would include 1) ability to pay interest only on mortgage principal due (needed to avoid default when a serious illness or loss of income suddenly happens; 2) Any home equity accumulated by the mortgagee needs to become 'legal property' of that mortgagee. During the 2007 mortgage meltdown, too many 'homeowners' lost the only 'equity wealth' accumulated. Simply stated, current mortgages protect lenders, banks and real estate agents. Let's transition to a home ownership system that meets the housing reeds of all residents. The future 'housing authority policy' must effectively monitor the future system throughout and perpetrators of wrongful acts will be prosecuted, lose licenses and are imprisoned following appropriate due process.

No hay tiempo que perder Por José López Zamorano Para La Red Hispana Más de 250 millones de estadounidenses obtienen seguro médico a través de sus empresas, uno de los principales beneficios laborales que permiten a las familias acceso a cuidado médico de primer nivel y evitar que una enfermedad catastrófica los ponga al borde de la bancarrota. Para el resto de ciudadanos, residentes permanentes e inmigrantes elegibles, es posible adquirir cobertura médica a través de la Ley de Salud Asequible (ACA), conocida como Obamacare, en la mayoría de los casos obteniendo un subsidio federal para costear el costo de las primas.

Aquellas personas que deseen utilizar ACA, no deben olvidar que el plazo de inscripción o reinscripción vence el 15 de diciembre, a fin de tener cobertura médica a partir del 1 de enero de 2017. El plazo final del cuarto periodo de enrolamiento vence el 31 de enero, para empezar cobertura el primero de marzo. Es verdad que el alza en el costo de las primas, de más 100 por ciento en algunos estados, golpea el bolsillo familiar, especialmente para aquellas familias que, por sus ingresos anuales, no califican para subsidios federales. Pero contar con cobertura médica es una prioridad. Más de 20 millones de personas que carecían de seguro médico ahora están cubiertos gracias a la ley, incluidos más de

4 millones de latinos, lo que ha permitido una reducción mayor que cualquier grupo étnico sin cobertura de salud.

Obama estima que hasta 30 millones de personas están en riesgo, incluidos 9 millones de reciben créditos tributarios.

El fin de semana el presidente Obama hizo un urgente llamado a inscribirse en ACA. Su sucesor Donald Trump ha prometido eliminarla y reemplazarla, aunque mantendrá dos pilares de Obamacare: la permanencia de los hijos menores de 26 años en las pólizas de sus padres y la prohibición a aseguradoras a rechazar a personas con enfermedades preexistentes.

La incertidumbre sobre el futuro de ACA provocó un incremento significativo de inscripciones desde las elecciones del 8 de noviembre.

Legisladores republicanos han asegurado que aún si se deroga ACA, se aprobaría un periodo de transición de dos años para evitar que las personas pierdan su cobertura, pero el propio presidente

Ciertamente lo más importante es que las personas no esperen al 20 de enero de 2017, al inicio de la nueva administración, para determinar si se inscriben. Es importante hacerlo sin dilación para evitar lapsos en la cobertura, independientemente de lo que haga el próximo gobierno federal. Para más información <www.laredhispana.org>.

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MAKE AMERICA A DEMOCRACY AGAIN Gil Villagran Special to El Observador It is clear that our nation, the world’s first democracy, has lost its way from a revolutionary democracy, once the leader among nations, ripping apart the monarchist illusion that only a hereditary inbred family can rule by divine right. Today, our democracy is hopelessly mired in a lobbyist funded, grid-locked Congress, unable to fix our ailing nation, who stood hapless as a plutocrat swept up less than a majority of voters with his circus barker bravado, who realized that in the echo chamber that passes for informed news and debate, an often

repeated lie becomes the latest “news” which can move the masses, but only when they cease to think, and are burdened by their own prejudices, and accept a 70 year-old lifelong brat who is certain that he is the wisest man in Manhattan, therefore on earth. The Democratic principle of one person—one vote--only works when all adults are able and encouraged to vote, without insidious national voter suppression, with observed counts of all the votes, without hacked computer counting. We need a national citizen-driven campaign to “Make America a Democracy Again!” Gil Villagran is a lecturer with the School of Social Work at San Jose State University.

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EDUCATION

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HOUR OF CODE: FROM NOR CAL TO SO CAL Stratford School’s 8th Graders Mentor Preschoolers In Virtual Classroom Storytelling/Coding Project On Friday, December 9th, preschoolers at Stratford School’s Melrose campus in Los Angeles used video conferencing to connect with 8th graders at the San Jose Middle School campus. These two classes came together in a virtual classroom collaboration, to w rite and animate a stor y using the computer coding skills they’re learning as part of Stratford’s unique and balanced STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). The activity was part of “Hour of Code”, a global event put together by Code.org. All 23 Stratford School campuses participated in the seven-day, world-wide event.

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This event was created to give students the opportunity to learn more about computer science, and show how this practice can increase overall problem- solving skills, logic and creativity. Organizers expect tens of millions of students to participate worldwide every year.

“As part of our balanced curriculum infused with fine arts and foreign language, we’re teaching our students programming skills starting as young as age three,” said Monisha Gupta, senior director of curriculum and instruction at Stratford School. “We believe it’s important that our students go beyond just being consumers of technolog y to becoming creators of the technology tools they use every day.” Established in 1999, Stratford School is a leading independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Stratford offers an accelerated curriculum from preschool through eighth grade with an emphasis in the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) that incorporates music, physical education, foreig n lang uage, and socia l sk ills development. Stratford’s goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel, and are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities. Visit <www. stratfordschools.com> for more information.

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SEVEN TIPS FOR BOOKING A TRIP ONLINE

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Siete consejos para reservar un viaje en línea Better Business Bureau Photo Credit Pixabay

Better Business Bureau Still need to buy holiday flights or find a room for New Year’s Eve? If you search online, it’s likely that some of the first results will be from online travel agencies and third party booking sites. They may claim that they offer the best deals, and that it’s hassle-free. Booking your flight or hotel room online through a third party, not the hotel or airline itself, may have advantages. However, there are also risks involved. Although there are many legitimate online booking sites, like those that are Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited, there are also some bad actors out there that may try to take advantage of travelers. So far in 2016, consumers nationwide have filed 2,284 complaints with BBB about online travel agencies. This is a 28% increase from last year. Nearly 1,800 complaints had been filed by this point in 2015. The leading cause for complaints are issues with guarantees, followed closely by problems with refunds/ exchanges and poor customer service. Travel and vacation scams are also a problem. So far in 2016, around 260 have been reported to BBB Scam Tracker – with a median loss of $890. Consumers have reported booking hotels through online third party sites and discovering upon arrival that the hotel simply did not exist. Scammers may also attempt to phish consumers by creating fake hotel websites imitating legitimate brands in an attempt to steal personal and financial information. Follow these seven tips from your BBB to protect yourself when booking a trip online: 1. Do your research. The first step when booking through an online site is to check bbb. org. When you visit a company’s BBB Business Profile, you can see its rating, complaint history and reviews from past customers. If you’re looking for a booking site to use, check out the BBB Accredited Business Directory for trustworthy businesses that are committed to BBB’s Standards for Trust. Reading about a business online can help you avoid issues that others have dealt with already. If you see the BBB Seal on a website, you should still

check that it links back to the company’s BBB Business Profile. Just as it’s easy to steal hotel pictures from a legitimate website, it’s also possible for scammers to steal the BBB Seal. 2. Read the fine print. When booking through a third party site, it’s vital that you read the fine print. Consumers are often surprised by unexpected fees and angry about poor policies that were actually stated in the fine print. Make sure to read the cancellation and exchange policies, and be on the lookout for “booking fees” and other charges. It’s also important to check the contact information. Consider it a red flag if you can only contact the business through email and there’s no listed phone number. 3. Double check the URL. Rogue sites may use URLs that are very similar to legitimate hotel, airline or booking site’s URLs. Double check the URL, hover your mouse over links and make sure the spelling and grammar is correct. This can help you avoid getting scammed. 4. Look for a secure connection. A secure connection is especially important when you’re entering personal and financial information. Look for the “https:”, where the “s” stands for “secure”, and other trust marks. The site should have a clear privacy policy as well. At every point in the online process, you should know who is getting your credit card information. 5. Use a credit card. In case something does go wrong, it’s best to use a credit card. A credit card may offer more protection than a debit or prepaid card. 6. Watch out for too-good-to-be-true deals. You may stumble across a third party booking site offering unbelievably low prices. Be careful – this may be a sign that something fishy is going on. Don’t click on online ads or links in unsolicited emails advertising great deals. It may be phishing. 7. Call the company directly. To be extra safe, call the hotel or airline directly to confirm your reservation. You can make sure that the third party site properly booked your accommodations, and also alert the company about any special needs or specific requests you may have.

¿Todavía necesita comprar vuelos de vacaciones o encontrar un hotel para la víspera de Año Nuevo? Si usted busca en línea, es probable que algunos de los primeros resultados sean de agencias de viajes en línea y sitios de reserva de terceros. Es posible que ellos afirman que ofrecen las mejores ofertas, y que reservar es muy fácil. Reservar su vuelo u hotel en línea a través de un tercero, no el hotel o la línea aérea en sí, puede tener ventajas. Sin embargo, también hay riesgos involucrados. Aunque hay muchos sitios de reserva en línea legítimos, como los que son Acreditados por Better Business Bureau (BBB), también hay algunos malos actores que pueden tratar de tomar ventaja de los viajeros. Hasta ahora en 2016, los consumidores han presentado 2.284 quejas con BBB sobre agencias de viajes en línea a escala nacional. Sin embargo, solo 1.800 quejas habían sido presentados por este punto en 2015 – un aumento del 28%. Las principales causas de quejas son problemas con garantías, problemas con reembolsos e intercambios, y mal servicio al cliente. Estafas de viajes y vacaciones también son un problema. Hasta ahora en 2016, alrededor de 260 han sido reportados al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB – con un pérdida promedio de $890. Los consumidores han informado reservar hoteles a través de sitios de terceros en línea y descubriendo a su llegada que el hotel simplemente no existía. Los estafadores también pueden intentar a “phish” consumidores mediante la creación de sitios web falsos imitando a las marcas legitimas en un intento de robar información personal y financiera. Siga estos siete consejos de su BBB para protegerse cuando reservando un viaje en línea:

1. Haga su investigación. El primer paso al reservar a través de un sitio tercero en línea es ir a bbb.org. Cuando usted visita el Perfil de Negocio de una compañía, puede ver su calificación, su historial de quejas, y comentarios de clientes anteriores. Si está buscando un sitio de reservas para usar, eche un vistazo al Directorio de Negocios Acreditados por BBB para encontrar negocios de confianza que comprometen con los Estándares para Confianza del BBB. Leer en línea sobre un negocio puede ayudarle a evitar problemas

comunes. Si ve el Sello BBB en un sitio web, debe verificar que se conecta con el Perfil de Negocio del negocio. Así como es fácil robar fotos de hoteles de un sitio web legítimo, también es posible que los estafadores roben el Sello BBB.

2. Lea las letras pequeñas. Cuando usted reserva a través de un sitio de terceros, es vital que lea las letras pequeñas. Los consumidores frecuentemente son sorprendidos por cargos inesperados y enojados por pólizas pobres que en realidad fueron en las letras pequeñas. Asegúrese de leer las políticas de cancelación e intercambio, y busca “gastos de reserva” y otros cargos. También es importante ver la información de contacto del negocio. Considérelo una señal de alerta si solo puede contactar el negocio a través de correo electrónico y no hay un número de teléfono listado. 3. Compruebe la URL. Los sitios picaros pueden utilizar URLs que son muy similares a las URLs de legitimas hoteles, líneas aéreas o sitios de reservas. Compruebe la URL, pase el ratón sobre los enlaces y asegúrese de que la ortografía y la gramática son correctas. Esto puede ayudarle a evitar ser estafado. 4. Busque una conexión segura. Una conexión segura es especialmente importante cuando usted ingresa información personal y financiera. Busque el “https:”, donde el “s” significa “seguro”, y otras marcas de confianza. El sitio debe tener una política de privacidad clara también. En cada punto del proceso en línea, usted debe saber quién está recibiendo su información. 5. Use una tarjeta de crédito. En caso de que algo salga mal, es mejor utilizar una tarjeta de crédito. Una tarjeta de crédito puede ofrecer más protección que una tarjeta de débito o prepago. 6. Tenga cuidado con ofertas que ven demasiado buenas para ser verdaderas. Es posible que usted va a ver un sitio de reservas de terceros que ofrece precios increíblemente bajos. Tenga cuidado – esto puede ser una señal de que algo sospechoso está pasando. No haga clic en anuncios en línea o enlaces en correos electrónicos no solicitados que anuncian grandes ofertas. Puede ser phishing. 7. Llame a la empresa directamente. Para ser más seguro, llame al hotel o línea aérea directamente para confirmar su reserva. Usted puede asegurarse de que el sitio de terceros correctamente reservó su alojamiento, y también alertar a la empresa sobre cualquier necesidad especial o solicitudes específicas que usted pueda tener.


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Receta creada por Bricia Lopez, Chef y Co-propietaria de Guelaguetza en Los Ángeles

• En una piedra de mortero coloca el orégano, el comino, los dientes de ajo y dos cucharadas de agua. Muele hasta que tenga una consistencia pastosa. Deja a un lado.

Cantidad de porciones: 15 Tamales INGREDIENTES ​ 8 onzas de Salsa para Enchiladas Las Palmas® (Picante) 2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva ½ cebolla amarilla grande, cortada en rebanadas 2 libras de tomates rojos, cortados en rodajas 1 cucharada de orégano Una pizca de comino 3 dientes de ajo 1 libra de puerco cocido y desmenuzado (También se pueden utilizar carnitas del día anterior) Sal al gusto 1 libra de masa preparada para tamales De 15-20 hojas de maíz secas

• Vierte la mitad de la mezcla de los tomates y la cebolla cocinada en una licuadora y tritura la mezcla con 8 onzas de Salsa para Enchiladas Las Palmas® (Picante). Añade sal al gusto y deja a un lado. • Luego, agrega el puerco cocido y desmenuzado (o carnitas desmenuzadas) en una sartén caliente con el resto de la mezcla de tomate y cebolla. Revuelve por 2 minutos a fuego mediano y sazona con sal. Añade la mezcla de la piedra de mortero a la sartén hasta que cubra completamente el puerco cocido y desmenuzado. • Cocina por otros 5 minutos a fuego alto, revolviendo ocasionalmente. Vierte la salsa licuada y deja que hierva a fuego lento por 10 minutos. Deja a un lado y mantén caliente para rellenar los tamales.

UTENSILIOS DE COCINA Para rellenar los tamales: • Vaporera de tamales • Esparcidor de masa (opcional) PREPARACIÓN • Pon a remojo las hojas de maíz por unos 10 minutos en agua caliente hasta que estén tiernas y se puedan moldear fácilmente. Puedes utilizar un plato o una piedra de mortero para mantenerlas sumergidas dentro del agua. Para preparar el relleno: • En una sartén calienta el aceite de oliva a fuego alto. Una vez caliente, añade las cebollas y tomates cuidadosamente. Revuelve por 2 minutos a fuego alto y luego baja el fuego a medio-bajo. Deja que se cocine por 10 minutos más, revolviendo ocasionalmente.

• Seca las hojas de maíz. Coloca cada hoja de maíz por separado, con el lado liso hacia arriba, y esparce la masa de manera vertical a lo largo de las hojas de maíz con el esparcidor de masa. • Rellena el lado derecho e izquierdo de la hoja de maíz completamente, pero recuerda dejar espacio, más o menos de una pulgada, arriba y abajo. Agarra el relleno con una cuchara y colócalo en medio de la hoja de maíz. Une los lados de las hojas de maíz y después dobla la parte de abajo por encima del tamal. • Coloca los tamales cuidadosamente boca arriba en la vaporera y mantenlos al vapor durante unos 35-40 minutos. Finalmente, retira los tamales de la vaporera y sirve.

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Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES - Come January, the Republican-led Congress will have the Affordable Care Act, often referred to as "Obamacare," in its sights. A new report by the Urban Institute suggests repealing even portions of the law will leave 4.9 million Californians without health insurance. Over a ten-year period, the state could also lose more than $160 million in federal funding for health coverage. Kelly Hardy senior managing director of health policy at the group, Children Now, said these are gains that would be sorely missed by families, including more than a half-million children who are now insured.

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"More and more kids have been getting health coverage, and so what that means for parents is that you don't have to worry that you're one playground accident away from bankruptcy, because that is really what can happen if kids are uninsured," she explained. Detractors of the ACA balk at this argument as a scare tactic, and House Speaker Paul Ryan has said that a partial repeal would allow for, as he put it, a "good transition period" for the millions of people who were able to get health coverage because of the plan. Joan Alker, executive director of the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, said there's a

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Logan Pollard California News Service Los Angeles, CA - Un nuevo reporte emitido la semana pasada, muestra que una enmienda parcial del Obamacare (“Affordable Care Act”) podría dejar a 4.9 millones de californianos sin seguro. Esto, dice el reporte del “Urban Institute”, pone en peligro a muchos de los niños del estado. Comentan Kelly Hardy, Directora Senior de Administración de Políticas de Salud, en la organización “Children Now” de California; y Joan Alker, directora ejecutiva del Centro para Niños y Familias (“Center for Children and Families”) en la Universidad Georgetown. Entrando enero, el Congreso dirigido por republicanos tendrá en la mira El Observador la Ley de Cuidado Asequible (o 10 inchAccesible, 2 columnaxPrecio Ley de Cuidado “Affordable (3.347 Care Act”), x 10) a menudo llamada “Obamacare”. Un reporte

reciente, publicado la semana pasada por el Instituto Urban, sugiere que más de medio millón de niños y jóvenes californianos menores de 18 años podrían perder su cobertura médica. Kally Hardy, de “Children Now” y con base en California, dice que se trata de avances que se perderán. "Más y más muchachos han estado obteniendo cobertura de salud, así que lo que significa eso para los padres es no tener que preocuparte porque estás a un accidente de distancia de la bancarrota, porque eso es lo que puede pasar si los jóvenes no tienen seguro." Los detractores de la A-C-A refutan este argumento como táctica de miedo, y el Vocero Paul Ryan dijo recientemente en 60 minutos que permitiría un “buen período de transición” a los 20 millones de personas que tuvieron cobertura debido al plan.

Joan Alker, del Centro para Niños y Familias (“Center for Children and Families”) de la Universidad Georgetown, comenta que hay mucha desinformación sobre el A-C-A. Un gran número de indocumentados en el estado, por ejemplo, ni siquiera están cubiertos por esta ley. Aconseja al público saber más, porque los cambios pueden venir pronto. "Los líderes del Congreso se mueven muy rápido para tratar de hacer esto en enero, en cuanto regresen de las fiestas, así que la gente no se da cuenta de que esto puede pasar tan rápido y tampoco ven las consecuencias." El informe del Urban Institute predice que esas consecuencias incluyen una interrupción importante en la industria de seguros y un número mucho mayor de estadounidenses sin seguro que antes de que Ley de Cuidado Asequible entrara en vigencia.


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REPORT: CALIFORNIA NOT SPENDING ENOUGH ON TOBACCO PREVENTION Suzanne Potter California News Service

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California gets billions each year from the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, and yet, it spends only 22 percent of what the Centers for Disease Control recommends on smoking prevention and cessation programs, for which the money was intended A new report, “Broken Promises to Our Children”, is from a coalition of health advocacy groups. It said the Golden State is spending $75 million this year to prevent tobacco use, a $10 million increase over last year. John Schachter, director of state communications for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, said that's better than many other states. "Overall this year, the states will collect over $26 billion from the state Tobacco

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state ever impose," he said. "It's probably the single most effective way to reduce tobacco use, especially among youth."

e-cigarettes like tobacco, and strengthened its smoke-free workplace laws.

Prop 56 put funds toward tobacco prevention as well. California also recently raised the age for tobacco use to 21, decided to regulate

The report can be seen at www.tobaccofreekids.org/microsites/ statereport2016/.

Settlement and tobacco taxes, but they're currently only spending $492 million, that's less than two percent, to fight tobacco use," he explained. He said state legislatures routinely raid their Tobacco Master Settlement money for other purposes. California has the nation's longest-running tobacco cessation program. A 2013 study found that, over a nine-year period, the state spent $2.4 billion to fight tobacco use, and saved $134 billion in health-care costs. Smoking-related illnesses are still the number one preventable cause of death in the U.S. Schachter said California is a longtime leader in trying to change that, and this past election, voters made history with Proposition 56. "The voters in November voted for a $2 per pack increase in the tobacco tax, which is the largest single increase we've ever seen any

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DECEMBER 2016 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The events that we commemorate at Christmas still powerfully resonate with us after more than two thousand years. • It is the story of a Birth that came about under mysterious and miraculous circumstances. • It is a tale of hopes and dreams, of promises kept, and of quiet faithfulness. • It is about journeys of discovery and escape, of pilgrimage and a young family’s flight to safety. • It is, above all a story of boundless love. Christmas is the story of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, of angels, shepherds, magi and the flight into Egypt – a tale of such great love for humanity that God would restore the original unity of Creation through the Birth of Jesus Christ. When the Word became flesh, “heaven is wedded to earth and humanity is reconciled to God” (Saint John Paul II). Today, the story of Christmas is retraced in

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the life of our world. In coming to worship the Lord, many Christians risk safety, even their very lives. In the harrowing journeys of migrants across the borders of nations – and even into our own country – the flight of the Holy Family becomes real once more. The insecurity, suffering and death that so many refugees experience cannot go without our care and our attention. Truly, Jesus, the Word made flesh, is present in all who walk their treacherous paths. This Christmas, we must renew our bond with all men and women of good will, trusting in the Lord who gave us everything in the gift of Jesus. May we in turn offer ourselves in this same love. I pledge to you and your loved ones Christmas blessings and special remembrance in my Masses. With every best wish and kind regard, I remain, Sincerely yours, Patrick J. McGrath Bishop of San Jose

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Congresswoman Lee, Senator Feinstein & Senator Boxer Release Statement on Passage of Senate Resolution Honoring Victims of Oakland Fire Washington, DC – On Saturday, December 10th, the United States Senate passed S. Res 637, a resolution honoring the individuals who lost their lives in the tragic fire in Oakland, California on December 2nd, 2016. The resolution also commended the brave first responders who worked tirelessly under difficult conditions to bring comfort to the families of the victims. Congresswoman Barbara Lee of Oakland and California Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer released the following statement: “I want to thank the Senate for passing this resolution in memory of the victims of this

tragic fire,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland). “My deepest condolences and prayers remain with the victims’ families and their loved ones during this anguishing time. As we begin the difficult healing process, it is gratifying to know that our city has the support of communities around the country.” "The American people stand with Oakland as the city mourns the victims of the horrific warehouse fire. The resolution honors their memory and recognizes the heroic efforts of our first responders to save lives and heal the community," said Senator Feinstein. “I stand with the loved ones of all the victims and the people of Oakland in the aftermath of this horrific tragedy,” Senator Boxer said. “Our grief must be followed by action to ensure that something like this never happens again.”

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MorgaN hill St. Catherine of Alexandria 17400 Peak Ave. • 408.779.3959

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (Church & Parish Center) • 6pm English (Church) • 8pm Spanish • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 8:45am English • 10:30am English • 12:15pm Spanish

M o u N ta i N v i E w St. Athanasius

160 N. Rengstorff Ave. • 650.961.8600

Christmas Eve • 4:30pm English Family Mass • 6:30pm Spanish • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am Spanish • 11:15am English • 1pm Spanish

St. Joseph

582 Hope St. • 650.967.3831

Blessed Christmas To All!

1385 Michigan Ave. • 408.263.2121

Christmas Eve • 6pm Spanish

Christmas Day • 7am English • 8:30am Spanish • 10am Spanish • 11:30am English

CaMPbEll St. Lucy

2350 Winchester Blvd. • 408.378.2464

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm English • 8pm Spanish • 11:30pm Carols • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 9am English • 11am English • 1pm Spanish • 6pm English • 7:30pm Spanish

C u P E rt i N o St. Joseph of Cupertino

10110 N. DeAnza Blvd. • 408.252.7653

Christmas Eve • 5pm English (Church & Hall) • 7:30pm English • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11am English

gilroy St. Mary

11 First St. • 408.847.5151

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Family Mass • 6:30pm English • 8pm Spanish Family Mass • 11pm bilingual Vigil Mass

Christmas Day • 7am English • 9am Spanish • 11am English • 1pm Spanish

l o S a lto S St. Nicholas

473 Lincoln Ave. • 650.948.2158

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Family Mass • 6pm English Choir • 11pm English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 10am English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 8:30am English • 10am English • 11:30am English • 1pm Spanish

Pa l o a lto Catholic Community at Stanford Stanford Memorial Church • 650.725.0080

Christmas Eve • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 12:30pm English

St. Thomas Aquinas

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Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass • 7pm tamil • 9pm Spanish • Midnight English

l o S a lto S ( C o n t. ) St. Simon

1860 Grant Ave. • 650.967.8311

Christmas Eve • 3pm English • 5pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 11:15am English

St. William

611 S. El Monte Ave. • 650.559.2080

Christmas Eve • 4pm EnglishFamily Mass • 6pm English Teen Mass • 9pm English

Christmas Day • 9am English • 10:45am English

l o S g ato S St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception 219 Bean Ave. • 408.354.3726

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (Church & Howley Hall) • 6pm English • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 7:30 am English • 9am Spanish • 11:15 am English • 1pm Span

M i l P i ta S St. Elizabeth

750 Sequoia Dr. • 408.262.8100

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass, Children Pageant • 7pm vietnamese Youth Mass • 9pm vietnamese • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11am English • 12:30pm Spanish • 3:30pm vietnamese • 6pm English

St. John the Baptist

279 S. Main St. • 408.262.2546

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Family Mass • 11:30pm Carols • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:45am English • 12:30pm English • 7pm English

751 Waverley St. • 650.494.2496

Christmas Eve • 6pm English • 11pm latin/gregorian

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 10:30am English • Noon latin/ gregorian

Our Lady of the Rosary • 3233 Cowper St.

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass • 7pm Spanish

Christmas Day • 9am Spanish • 10:30am English

St. Albert the Great • 1095 Channing Ave.

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass

Christmas Day • 9am English

SaN joSE Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph 80 S. Market St. • 408.283.8100

Christmas Eve • 4:30pm English • 7pm Spanish • 11pm Lessons and Carols • Midnight English/Spanish

Christmas Day • 9am English • 10:30am Spanish

Christ the King

5284 Monterey Rd. • 408.362.9958

Christmas Eve • 6:30pm English • 8:30pm vietnamese • 10:30pm Spanish

Christmas Day • 8:30am vietnamese • 10:30am English • 12:30pm Spanish

Church of the Transfiguration 4325 Jarvis Ave. • 408.264.3600

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 9pm English

Christmas Day • 9am English • 10:30am English

Five Wounds Portuguese National Church

1375 E. Santa Clara St. • 408.292.2123

Christmas Eve • 6pm English Family Mass with Children’s Pageant • Midnight English/ Portuguese

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:30am Portuguese

SaN jo Hol

580 E. Jackson

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 10pm English/Spanish

Holy

4848 Pearl Av

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm English • 9:30pm English • Midnight English

Holy Kor

1523 McLaughlin

Christmas Eve • 9pm Korean

Hol

1200 Redmond

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Church, G Pageant • 6:30pm English • 9pm English • Midnight English

Immaculate Hea (at Five Wounds)

Christmas Eve • 9pm latin

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2940 Nassau

Christmas Eve • 4pm vietnamese • 6pm English • 8pm Spanish • 10pm vietnamese • Midnight English/ tagalog

Our Lady o

2020 E. San Anto

Christmas Eve • 5pm Spanish Children’s Mass • 7pm English • 9pm Spanish • 10:30pm English/Span

Our Lady

389 E. Santa Cla

Chris • Flanagan Hall (in St. Pa vietnamese, 6pm vietn 10pm English/Spanish • Silver Creek High Scho vietnamese • Vietnamese Cultural C 7pm vietnamese • St. Frances Cabrini:7:30 • St. Victor: 7:30pm viet • St. John the Baptist: 9p • Holy Family: 7:30pm v Chris • Flanagan Hall (in St. Pa vietnamese, 9am vietn Noon Spanish, 4pm vie vietnamese • Silver Creek High Schoo vietnamese • Vietnamese Cultural C 9am vietnamese • St. John the Baptist: 4:4 • holy Family: 5pm viet


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n St. • 408.294.2440

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am Spanish • 11:30am English • 1pm italian • 6pm Spanish

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ve. • 408.265.4040

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11:15am English

S a N j o S E ( C o n t. ) Our Lady of Refuge

2165 Lucretia Ave. • 408.715.2278

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 7pm vietnamese • 9pm Spanish

Christmas Day • 8am vietnamese • 10am Spanish • Noon English

Queen of Apostles

4911 Moorpark Ave. • 408.253.7560

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass • 8pm English • 11pm English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 11am English

Sacred Heart of Jesus

325 Willow St. • 408.292.0146

rean Martyrs

n Ave. • 408.564.4947

Christmas Day • 9:30am English • 11am Korean • 5:30pm Korean (St. Joseph, Mtn. View)

ly Spirit

d Ave. • 408.997.5100

Gym

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11:30am English

art of Mary Oratory 1375 E. Santa Clara St. Christmas Day • 12:30pm latin

Holy Trinity

Dr. • 408.729.0101

Christmas Day •8am English • 9:30am English • 11am Spanish • 12:30pm tagalog • 3:45pm vietnamese • 7:30pm vietnamese

of Guadalupe

onio St. • 408.258.7057

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Christmas Day • 7:45am Spanish • 9:30am English • 11am Spanish • 1pm Spanish

y of La Vang

ara St. • 408.294.8120

stmas Eve atrick School): 4pm namese, 8pm vietnamese,

ool:4pm vietnamese, 6:30pm

Center:5:30pm vietnamese,

0pm vietnamese tnamese pm vietnamese vietnamese stmas Day atrick School):7:30am namese, 11am English, etnamese, 5:30pm

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Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 6:30pm Spanish • Midnight Spanish

Christmas Day • 7:30am Spanish • 9am English • 11am Spanish • 1pm Spanish • 5pm Spanish • 7pm Spanish

St. Anthony

20101 McKean Rd. • 408.997.4800 Little Church – 21800 Bertram Rd.

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (Bertram) • 6pm English (Bertram) • 11pm English (McKean)

Christmas Day • 8:30am English (McKean) • 10:30am English (McKean)

St. Brother Albert Chmielowski Polish Mission 10250 Clayton Rd. • 408.251.8490

Christmas Eve • 9pm Polish/English • Midnight Polish

Christmas Day • 9am English • 10:30am Polish

St. Christopher

1576 Curtner Ave. • 408.269.2226

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (Church & Healy Hall) • 4pm English Children’s Mass (Presentation HS, Gym) • 6pm English • 9pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11am English • 12:30pm English

S a N j o S E ( C o n t. ) St. Julie Billiart

366 St. Julie Dr. • 408.629.3030

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Family Mass • 5:30pm Spanish Family Mass • 8pm English • Midnight English

St. Leo the Great

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • Midnight English/Spanish

2980 Senter Rd. • 408.363.2300

St. Francis of Assisi

5111 San Felipe Rd. • 408.223.1562

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Children’s Mass (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • 5:30pm English (Villages) • 6pm vietnamese (Chapel) • 6pm English (Gathering Hall) • 9pm English (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • Midnight English (Chapel)

Christmas Day • 9am English (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • 10:30am English (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • 12pm English (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • 4pm vietnamese (Chapel) • 6pm English (Chapel)

St. John Vianney

4600 Hyland Ave. • 408.258.7832

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass • 7pm Spanish • 10pm Caroling • 10:30pm English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:30am English • Noon Spanish

Christmas Day • 8am vietnamese • 10am English • 12:30pm Spanish • 3pm vietnamese

St. Martin of Tours

200 O’Connor Dr. • 408.294.8953

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 9am English • 11am English

St. Mary of The Assumption Croatian Mission 901 Lincoln Ave. • 408.279.0279

Christmas Eve • 8pm English/Croatian • Midnight Croatian

Christmas Day • 9am English • 11am Croatian

St. Thomas of Canterbury 1522 McCoy Ave. • 408.378.1595

Christmas Eve Christmas Day • 5:15pm English • 9am English Children’s Choir & Pageant Men’s Choir • 10pm English

St. Victor

3108 Sierra Rd. • 408.251.7055

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 7:30pm vietnamese • Midnight English

St. Frances Cabrini

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11:30am English • 1pm assyrian/ English

Christmas Day • 9:30am English • 11am Spanish • 12:30pm English

St. Maria Goretti

Christmas Eve • 4:30pm English • 6:30pm Spanish • 8:30pm vietnamese • 11:30pm English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 8am English • 9:15am English • 10:45am English • 12:15pm English • 7pm vietnamese

Santa Teresa

794 Calero Ave. • 408.629.7777

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm English • 9pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 830am English • 100am English • 11:30am English

S a n ta C l a r a Mission Santa Clara de Asis 500 El Camino Real • 408.554.4023

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 9pm English

Christmas Day • 10am English

Our Lady of Peace

2800 Mission College Blvd. • 408.988.4585

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 6:30pm English • 11pm (Christmas Carols) • Midnight English

941 Lexington St. • 408.248.7786

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm Spanish • 10pm Portuguese

Christmas Day • 9am English

St. Justin

88 Race St. • 408.293.3503

15333 Woodard Rd. • 408.879.1120

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 7:30pm vietnamese (Our Lady of La Vang) • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 9:30am English • 11:30am Spanish

S a n ta C l a r a ( C o n t. ) St. Clare

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:30am English • Noon English • 2pm English • 5pm English • 6:30pm Spanish • 8pm English

2655 Homestead Rd. • 408.296.1193

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 6pm English • 11pm English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:30am English • 12:15pm English

St. Lawrence the Martyr

1971 St. Lawrence Dr. • 408.296.3000

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Children’s Mass • 6pm English • 8pm Spanish • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 8am English • 10am English • Noon English

San Jose Chinese Catholic Mission

(at St. Clare) 941 Lexington St. • 408.983.0211

Christmas Eve • 8pm Chinese/English

Christmas Day • 3pm Chinese/ English

S a r ato g a Church of the Ascension 12033 Miller Ave. • 408.725.3939

Christmas Eve • 6pm English Family Mass • 11:30pm Christmas Carols • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 9am English • 11am English • 5pm English

Sacred Heart

13716 Saratoga Ave. • 408.867.3634

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Children’s Liturgy • 6pm English • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 7:30am English • 10am English

S u N N y va l E Church of the Resurrection 725 Cascade Dr. • 408.245.5554

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 9pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 7am English • 8:30am English • 10am English • 11:30am English

St. Cyprian

195 Leota Ave. • 408.739.8506

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • Midnight English

Christmas Day • 8:30am English • 10am English • 11:30am Spanish

St. Martin

593 Central Ave. • 408.736.3725

Christmas Eve • 6pm Christmas Carols • 6:30pm English • 8pm Spanish • 10pm vietnamese

Christmas Day • 8am English • 10am English • Noon Spanish • 5pm vietnamese

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IVANKA TO THE RESCUE? But environmentalists shouldn’t start salivating just yet. As Chelsea Harvey and Chris Mooney run down in the Washington Post, many of the Donald’s apparent choices for key posts in the cabinet and below (at State, Interior, Energy, EPA, and Homeland Security) are populated by climate deniers, EPA-haters, drill-baby-drillers and their ilk — all of whom would be hard pressed to accept an about-face on climate by the Donald at this late date. Plans are no doubt already well underway to wiggle out of the Paris climate accord and reduce EPA to a shell of its former self.

First Daughter Arranged Al Gore / Donald Meet-Up Roddy Scheer EarthTalk Just when you thought all was lost in terms of U.S. commitment to embrace clean energy and battle global warming, Ivanka Trump is trying to help her dad do the right thing. Recently Nobel laureate and former VP Al Gore made his way to Trump Tower in New York City to meet with Ivanka about why the Trump administration should heed warnings from the scientific community about the seriousness of global warming and embrace greener sources of energy. And guess who showed up at the meeting? The Donald himself… Where has Al Gore been for the last 10 years, you may wonder? As John McReynolds reported in EarthTalk, Gore has been busy, albeit less in the public eye. After losing the Presidency to George W. Bush in 2000, Gore devoted himself to climate change activism, speaking tirelessly all over the world, producing the book and then movie versions of An Inconvenient Truth, and forming the non-profit Climate Reality Project focusing on climate campaigning. Gore was a key negotiator at last year’s landmark Paris climate accord, and remains passionate about enlisting everyday people as “global citizens” in efforts to curb carbon emissions. But perhaps more importantly, and of more interest to a guy like Donald Trump, is what Al Gore has been doing with the other 50% of his time: making money. His “green” investment firm, Generation Investment Management, only puts money into a hand-picked portfolio of socially and environmentally responsible companies — and has outperformed market indices and non-green competitors over its first ten years in business. With a 10-year average of 12.1 percent yearly increase, GIM ranked second among more than 200 firms analyzed by the consulting firm Mercer recently. No doubt this kind of dollars-and-sense talk could make Donald’a ears prick up.

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This is precisely why we need Ivanka to stick around. Conflicts of interest? Fuhgeddaboudit. The current plan is for Ivanka to step back come Inauguration Day and focus on building and selling Trump properties around the globe and marketing her jewelry line while her dad runs the country. But maybe we shouldn’t be trying to move Ivanka back into the private sector quite so fast. She may be the only voice of reason left around the Donald these days. The media first picked up on Ivanka’s conscience-bound sway over her dad when the Donald unveiled new leftish policy proposals for lowering childcare costs — including guaranteeing six weeks of paid maternity despite GOP groans — that she reportedly crafted for him. The First Daughter-elect is also passionate about “equal pay for equal work,” assuring voters that she would make sure her dad sees straight on the issue, Republican orthodoxy be damned. Likewise, Ivanka is passionate about climate change solutions. Leonardo DiCaprio recently had a private meeting with Ivanka during which he presented her with a copy of Before the Flood, a climate change documentary he produced. Anni Karni calls Ivanka on Politico.com “Trump’s avatar among the moneyed leftwing elite…now poised to be the first ‘first daughter’ in modern history to play a larger public role than the first lady.” Karni adds that “Ivanka wants to make climate change — which her father has called a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese — one of her signature issues.” Getting her father an hour with Al Gore, who won a Nobel prize for his activism on the issue, is certainly a good place to start. Only time will tell where we go from here. With a transition team hell-bent on ramping up fossil fuel development at any cost and a First Daughter fancying herself a climateczar-in-waiting, the Donald has us all in suspense once again, only this time the fate of the planet might be at stake.

Could Ivanka Trump be the White House climate czar? Photo Credit: A. Shaker/VOA

A new report says California has the nation's largest workforce in energy-efficiency services, from new construction to retrofitting older structures. Photo Credit: Jeremy Levine

Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES -- California is a powerhouse in a promising field for job creation, according to a new report that paints energy efficiency as a growing industry and an economic driver. Some of the more than 300,000 jobs in energy efficiency in California - and 1.9 million nationwide - are in new construction, while others involve bringing older buildings, lights and appliances up to code. The report, by the group Environmental Entrepreneurs, said these businesses project a 13 percent growth rate this year. But Bob Keefe, executive director for the group, warned that relaxing federal energy efficiency standards could stall the momentum. "We're in a very dangerous spot right now," Keefe warned. "Hopefully, smart lawmakers in states like California will continue moving forward with the smart energy choices that we're making in renewables and in energy efficiency and keep these jobs growing - like these 1.9 million energy efficiency jobs - in the future."

Of the companies currently operating in the energy efficiency field, 70 percent are small businesses, the report said. As a result, the sector often isn't recognized as an industry. The report indicated that policies in California are paying off - even while the state's energy consumption is only increasing by one percent a year, according to the California Energy Commission. California's Senate Bill 32, aimed at creating more ambitious targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, faced strong opposition. Republican legislators were concerned that meeting the stricter regulations would be costly for some businesses. But Keefe said the bill continues a longtime trend of environmental leadership in the state. "It's got some of the best policies of any state in America," he said, "and as a result, it's creating jobs. " According to the report, the greatest concentration of energy efficiency jobs in the state is in the metro area that includes L.A., Long Beach and Santa Ana.


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CREATING A CITY OF STARS: “LA LA LAND”

Damien Chazelle's take on his ambitious musical romance film and how it came to be Arturo Hilario El Observador

working on it, started trying to pound this out. This was back in late 2010-2011.

American film director and screenwriter Damien Chazelle is known for his breakout 2014 “drummer with a death wish” drama “Whiplash”, and now will get notice for another musical based film. Chazelle wrote and directed his new musical film “La La Land”, which has released to a lot of buzz, from critics and audiences alike.

This couldn't have happened elsewhere in the world but in “la la land”, or “tinseltown”.

Yes, a mainstream movie musical in 2016. Let me add my first hand account that it turns out the film is full of ambition, soul and grounded in reality. And of course, people singing. Unlike the musicals on Broadway that are constricted to the stage and surrounding area to tell the tale, or the studio sets the old “studio system” Hollywood musicals “La La Land” is fashioned around used, this film allows grounded emotions and uses the city of Los Angeles (and its actual congested freeway overpasses) as a character to create distinct magical moments on screen. The story of Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone), two people trying to make their deepest dreams come true in present day Los Angeles seems like a tricky thing when the reality of LA and the dreamy escape that is old Hollywood ideals intersect. Yet throughout the film the transitions from “oh god, 80's cover bands, Prius' and cell phones” to dizzying spectacle and song are almost seamless, and according to Chazelle it's because of the adventurous efforts of the cast and crew to make a musical that hits emotions in the cinema. The following is a recent conversation with him.

Damien, to start off, how did the concept of “La La Land” start off? Where did it come from. First and foremost I think that there was something about the old Hollywood musicals that I just loved and wanted to try to recapture, I was also interested in kind of modernizing the genre and trying to both reach back and push it forward at the same time and tell a contemporary, modern and hopefully realistic story about LA, but through the prism of those older movies. I started writing it about 6 years ago and I was working on it with Fred Berger and Jordan Horowitz and I had already worked with my composer Justin Hurwitz, we'd gone to school together. So the four of us just started

No I don't think so. I think that LA is one of the major characters, it has that idea that as much as the physical city is the idea, part of it (is) that it's the city that is born and built by the movie people coming from all over the world to work.

What was it like filming and preparing you and your actors for this film? This is your and many others, (including Gosling and Stone's) first musical film. It was this sort of big gamble for all of us but that was probably what was fun about it I think. Especially with them I wanted people in the movie who didn’t all associate with musicals. I wanted it to be something of a surprise when they break in song. At the same time we need actors that were good enough to ground those things and to ease an audience, especially an audience today who’s watched very strict musicals, into that world. Ryan and Emma just have those special, magical capabilities individually and together and they just apply that bridge. They just kind of jumped into rehearsals for three months. It was a very intensive prep to get ready for shooting.

What were your reference films and works when you wrote the screenplay for “La La Land”? Certainly all the great MGM musicals from the 40’s 50’s and I think I was also so smitten by the French New Wave musicals in the 60’s, movies that took the MGM style but sort of put it in the real world so to speak. I hadn’t seen anything like that in a really long time so I wanted to kind of do something in that vein. Those movies were incredibly inspiring.

Was there any intimidation or uneasiness in going from a smaller, quieter (but soundwise very loud) film like “Whiplash” to this extravagant musical film? Yeah I think there’s a certain amount of fear in all of our parts and taking a risk and jumping into the deep end a little bit but what was really kind of wonderful about the whole process was it ended up being this group of people who I was able to make the movie with. People who were up for challenge

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone pair up for "La La Land". Photo Credit: Summit Entertainment

and were excited by it. You get anxiety from that but you get this tremendous excitement from it and I just remember shooting and it's this adventure where we set these challenges and we weren’t sure if we would meet, and then just continually try to meet them. And there’s this certain kind of energy and athleticism and exhilaration to the set that I have just never felt before.

Based on how you are feeling now that it's premiering and you hear the feedback and you see it on the screen in finality, was it what you imagined in your wildest dreams your musical film could be? It’s crazy, and the short answer is yes. For a movie that was just basically a dream movie for 6 years and that it would probably never get made or never get made the way I wanted it to get made. Again, the group of people that came on board to make it just didn’t meet my hopes and expectations they exceeded them.I think in every step of the way they and pushed me to make this film

even better, and pushed me to make myself a better filmmaker and I think we all pushed each other in this wonderful collaborative endeavor so I guess I'm mainly just proud of their accomplishments of the movies, each member of the team whether it’s cast or camera or production design or costumes or sound or music. What every team, and every person brought to the movie. They all just did extraordinary work.

What do you hope that people come out with after they leave “La La Land”? I hope they come out with some amount of hope I’d say, that it takes them on an emotional ride, maybe something they’re not expecting. I think a musical can be such a profoundly emotional experience and sometimes they don’t get credit for that. So I’m hoping that that it will change people’s minds to the genre and it reminds them why these sort of movies can be so moving. "La La Land" is out December 16th.

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8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 17 ,2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 16, 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302357 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Thuy Pham Ngoc Nguyen. Petitioner Thuy Pham Ngoc Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Thuy Pham Ngoc Nguyen to Daisy Thuy 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 name should not be granted on 1/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 4, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 16, 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623808 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Hilltoppers Academy School 3391 Mount Everest Dr. San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara County. Johnnie Washington 3391 Mount Everest Dr. San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/28/2016 “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.) Johnnie Washington December 16, 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/28/2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV298734 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gena Payne. Petitioner Gena Payne has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angelo Jerrold Ayala Payne to Angelo Josiah Jerrold Ayala. 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 name should not be granted on 1/10/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 4, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 9, 16, 25, 30, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303640 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Thuy Hai Nguyen. Petitioner Thuy Hai Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Thuy Hai to Maggie Thuy 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 name should not be granted on 1/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. December 06, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 9, 16, 25, 30, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303167 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. I Chen Lu. Petitioner I Chen Lu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. I Chen Lu to Elaine I-Chen Lu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 1/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 28, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 9, 16, 25, 30, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623388 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Little Tykes Home Daycare 877 Clarkston Dr. San Jose, Ca 95136, Santa Clara County. Anais JankeBueno 877 Clarkston Dr. San Jose, Ca 95136. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/15/2006 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Anais Janke-Bueno December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/10/2016 SUMMONS (Parentage – Custody and Support) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): Victoria Alvarez Perez AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): ​​ You have been sued. Lo han demandado. Petitioner’s name is:​Lino Rodriguez Gutierrez Nombre del demandante: C ​​​ ase Number (Número de caso): ​​​​16CP023089 You have 30 CALENDER DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make

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orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs.

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For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web Site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), or by contacting your local court or county bar association.

2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney, are: (El nombre, dirección, y número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son):

​ iene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS T después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica o una audiencia de la corte NO basta para protegerlo. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar órdenes que afecten su matrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte también puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Si desea obtener asesoramiento legal, pónganse en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener información para encontrar a un abogado en el Centro de ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en el sitio Web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org) o poniéndose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE; The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. They are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO; Las órdenes de restricción están en vigencia en cuanto a ambos conyuges miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTICE: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and cost that the court waived for you and the other party.

Lino Rodriguez Gutierrez 2733 Wil mar Ave San Jose, Ca 95127 (669) 225-3540 Date (Fecha): May 19, 2016​​​ Clerk, by (Secretario, por) David H. Yamasaki Deputy (Asistente): T. Vu ​​​

WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY LAW RESTRAINING ORDERS Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1.​Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 2.​ Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3.​Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasicommunity, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and

1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son):

4.​Creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in a manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of survivorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party.

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You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five

Exencion De Cuotas: Ai no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuatas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a petición de usted o de la otra parte.

business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasicommunity property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE

ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propieades adquiridas por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su conyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1.​Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. 2.​Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, tal como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3.​Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una oarden de la corte, con excepción las operaciones realizadas en el curso normal de actividades o para satisfacer las necesidades de la vida; y 4.​Crear o modificar una transferencia no testamentaria de manera que afecte el destino de una propiedad sujeta a transferencia, sin el consentimiento por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. Antes de que se pueda eliminar la revocación de una transferencia no testamentaria, se debe presentar ante la corte un aviso del cambio y hacer una entrega legal de dicho aviso a la otra parte. Cada parte tiene que notificar a la otra sobre cualquier gasto extraordinario propuesto, por


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DECEMBER 16 - 22, 2016 lo menos cinco días laborales antes de realizarlo, y rendir cuenta a la corte de todos los gastos extraordinarios realizados después de que estas órdenes de restricción hayan entrado en vigencia. No obstante, puede usar propiedad comunitaria, cuasicomunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302906 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ly Hoang. Petitioner Ly Hoang has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ly Huong Hoang to Evelyn Huong Hoang b. Giang Phuong Hoang to Rosalme Phuong Hoang. 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 name should not be granted on 1/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 18, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 02, 09, 16, 23, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303113 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Yesenia Lozano Ramirez Petitioner Yesenia Lozano Ramirez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Anai Torrez Lozano to Anai Juarez Lozano . 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 name should not be granted on 1/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 23, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 02, 09, 16, 23, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303297 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Sayed Mobin-Roqia Ahmad Shah-Sayed Ali Sayed Mobin Petitioners Sayed Mobin-Roqia Ahmad Shah-Sayed Ali Sayed Mobin have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sayed Mobin to Sam Shah b.Roqia Ahmad Shah to Rose Shah c. Sayed Ali Sayed Mobin to Aaron Shah . 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 name should not be granted on 1/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 30, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 02, 09, 16, 23, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302830 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Mariadejesus FonsecaEspinoza. Petitioner Mariadejesus FonsecaEspinoza has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mariadejesus FonsecaEspinoza to Marichuy Fonseca. 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 name should not be granted on 1/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 17, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 02, 09, 16, 23, 2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623821 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 100 Percent Sweet 1456 Blossom Hill Rd San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara County. Maria C Galindo 1456 Blossom Hill Rd San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/21/2016 “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 C Galindo December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/28/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623697 The following person(s) is (are) doing business R&R Professional Staffing 1984 The Alameda #2 San Jose, CA, 95126, Santa Clara County. Rebecca Ann Trigos 1346 The Alameda St 7-198 San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting 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.) Rebecca Trigos December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/21/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623832 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Helados Santa Clara 5039 Las Cruces Ct San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara County. Jose Paz Soberanes 5039 Las Cruces Ct San Jose, Ca 95118. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 05/15/2005. “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.) Jose Paz Soberanes December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/29/2016 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: Raul Salgado Dominguez, Jose Adrian Sabbag, Does 1-10 (Aviso Al Demandado) YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Ali Awad Sarsak (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): NOTICEl You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ Selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www. courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on

any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court's lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. Aviso Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito fiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte. ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www. sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVSO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. Case Number: (Numero de Caso) 16CV291729 The name and address of the court is: El nombre y dirección de la corte es: Superior Court of California, County Santa Clara 191 N. First St., San Jose, CA 95110 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiffs’ attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Sidney C. Flores, 601 N. First St. Ste. 200, San Jose, CA 95112, 408-292-3400 Date: February 18, 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Clerk, David H. Yamasaki Deputy C. Page

(Fecha) (Secretario) (adjunto) December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV301369 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Babak Farhat. Petitioner Babak Farhat has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Babak Farhat to Bobby Farhat. 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 name should not be granted on 12/20/2016 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. October 20, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016​ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302790 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victor Alfonso Ortiz Jop and Sinddy Fabiola Coloma Alvarado. Petitioners Victor Alfonso Ortiz Jop and Sinddy Fabiola Coloma Alvarado has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Derek David Ortiz Coloma to Dereck David Ortiz Coloma. 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 name should not be granted on 01/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 17, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016​ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303003 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Arash Babaahmadian. Petitioner Arash Babaahmadian has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arash Babaahmadian to Arash Ahmadi. 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 name should not be granted on 01/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 22, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302230 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Valentina Kolesov. Petitioner Valentina Kolesov has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Valentina Kolesov to Valentina Kolesova. 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 name should not be granted on 01/03/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 02, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016​ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303074 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Samrudha Panse. Petitioner Samrudha Panse. has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Samrudha Panse to Rohit Koratkar. 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 name should not be granted on 01/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 23, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016​ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302561 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vera Ristic. Petitioner Vera Ristic has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vera Ristic Savich to Vera Velini b. Vera Savich to Vera Velini c. Vera Ristic to Vera Velini. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated

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below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/17/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 10, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016​ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302949 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Joseph Peter Cherhoniak, Jr. Petitioner Joseph Peter Cherhoniak, Jr has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Joseph Peter Cherhoniak, Jr to Joseph Petr Shiloh. 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 name should not be granted on 01/24/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 21, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016​

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303030 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Caixing Xie. Petitioner Caixing Xie has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Caixing Xie to David Shie. 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 name should not be granted on 01/31/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., 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. November 22, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016​ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623493 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Al Sanchez Income Tax and Bookkeeping Service 31 S. Jackson Ave San Jose, CA 95116. Alberto Sanchez 3572 Estate View Ct. San Jose, CA 95148. This

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business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/15/2016 “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.) Alberto Sanchez November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/15/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 622806 The following person(s) is (are) doing business J&M Express 283 Tradewinds Dr #6 San Jose, CA 95123. Miguel A. Barreras, Jr. 283 Tradewinds Dr #6 San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not begun transacting 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.) Alberto Sanchez November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/26/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623634 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Sun Construction & Design 2290 Harrison St. Santa Clara, CA 95050. Weilung Sun 2290 Harrison St. Santa Clara, CA 95050. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/15/2010 “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.) Weilung Sun November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/18//2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623605 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Innovative Homecare Services 2110 Huran Dr San Jose, CA 95122. Yvonne E Rili 2110 Huran Dr. San Jose, CA 95122 and Abigail S Gamboa 4629 Royal Forrest Ct San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have not begun transacting 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.) Yvonne E Rili November 25; December 2, 9, 16, 2016 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/17//2016


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"TITANFALL 2"

The Perfect Stocking Stuffer for A Gamer ​ nother reason to buy this game, is the fact that A all the future map packs and bonus weapons in multiplayer are all free of charge as to not alienate part of the fan base. This is a practice not seen too often in the gaming industry and should be praised for not going the route of a season pass, where one purchases the access to extra downloadable maps and game types down the road. There are items you can buy, but is nothing that can be considered “payto-win”. It’s more cosmetic stuff for your Pilot or your Titan, like alternate nose art.

7274 or “BT” for short, as they do their best to survive on a IMC controlled planet hundreds of mile from an kind of reinforcements, all the while, they are being hunter by a group of mercenary Pilots called The Apex Predators. The story is not long but it is as long as it needs to be to establish the relationship between Jack and BT, with a few comedic bits thrown in. The action is nonstop and the boss fights with other Titans are a great challenge on the master difficulty of the game. Many grunts and scoffs were had at this difficulty level.

​ inally, the other reason to buy this game F is that this game comes with a rather solid campaign. Unlike the predecessor which had only a multiplayer element, with little backstory. In Titanfall 2 you follow the story of Jack Cooper, A Militia rifleman thrust into the position of Acting Pilot for the Titan BT-

I​ f you’re looking for a gift for someone who is a gamer, or you’re looking for something to spoil yourself with, then give "Titanfall 2" a look. I promise that you’ll have a hell of a good time running and jumping around while big robot mechs battle it out on the ground.

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Eduardo Hilario​ El Observador ​ ith Christmas just a week away, some of W you might be wondering what the perfect gift for the gamer in your family, if you have one that is. One such gift I could recommend is "Titanfall 2", the latest game by Respawn Entertainment and the sequel to their critically acclaimed, fast paced multiplayer shooter, “Titanfall”. A lot of you might be asking, why is this perfect gift for the gamer for Christmas? Allow me to give you some example as to why this game is the perfect gift for them. ​ ne example I can give right off the bat O is the titular Titans of Titanfall, the giant mechs that are operated a Pilot, highly trained and mobile soldiers trained to use said Titans. The Titans are a huge selling point of the game. Why you might ask? Because nothing is more fun that operating 40 tons of walking and talking machinery with an arsenal of variations to choose from. There’s your lightweight Titans line Ronin, a sword and shotgun wielding Titan with the ability to phase in and out of battle, Northstar, the sniper of the Titans with a hover capability, tethers to ensnare other Titans and a railgun to dish out huge amounts of damage from a distance. You also

have you mid range Titans which are meant for more beginners guide to Titans like the Ion Titan, which comes equipped with an energy rifle that can split its projectiles into three separate beams for maximum damage, a vortex shield that absorbs all projectiles so they can be flung back to their sender, and a shoulder mounted laser cannon for a quick shot to damage enemies or to get those pesky Pilots out of the sky. The other mid range Titan is Tone, who is equipped with a 40mm tracking cannon capable of getting a lock on a target. Once locked on, you can fire a volley of tracking rockets at your target for maximum damage. And now onto the heavy Titans. The heavy armor, but low Titans include, Scorch, who is equipped with a cannon firing thermite round to set targets ablaze, gas canisters to set an entire section ablaze and a flame whip to lay down a long stream of fire. The final Titan, and my personal favorite, Is the Legion, the mini gun wielding, zone controlling badass of Titanfall. If you’re looking for a Titan that makes you feel like a souped-up version of the Terminator, look no further. Legion is equipped with a minigun, rightfully called the “Predator Cannon” which comes with two firing modes, long range for more accurate shots and close range for a more scattered wall of lead. Each firing mode also has a charged shot. It's pure fun as you strut your way across maps.

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Jag Davies DPA What a strange time to be fighting to end the war on drugs and the mentality that gave rise to it. In recent years we’ve won a wide range of once-unimaginable victories and super-majorities of public support – and yet we now face the prospect of the federal government undoing our painstaking progress and committing newfangled atrocities that were unimaginable just a month or so ago. There’s little doubt our incoming commander-in-chief is primed to launch a new war on drugs that could be worse

than anything we’ve seen before. He has not just called for doubling down on draconian drug laws – he has also called for more private prisons, rejected restoring the right to vote for millions of Americans living with a felony conviction, and supported unconstitutional “stop and frisk” policing. He’s even said he’ll deal with opioid addiction by building a magical wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. In perhaps the most chilling sign yet, the President-elect recently expressed support for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign of mass murder of poor people suspected of using or selling drugs. (And if you think what’s happening in the Philippines can’t in the U.S., it’s time for a wake-up call.)

Long before Trump unveiled his Cabinet of Horrors, his explicit appeals to the most racist, xenophobic elements of American society were foreboding given the drug war’s racist, xenophobic origins and the ongoing, disproportionate targeting, arrest, conviction and incarceration of people of color for drug law violations. Now that Trump’s Cabinet has taken shape, though, his administration has taken on even more sinister dimensions. Many people initially hoped Trump might at least make good on his campaign promise to let marijuana legalization play out at the state level – but that appears unlikely given his choice for Attorney General is Jeff Sessions, a drug war extremist with a career-long history of racist comments and actions. In recent years, Sessions played a critical role in blocking efforts to reform sentencing policy, asset forfeiture, and marijuana laws. He’s likely to escalate the war on drugs by undermining civil rights, stifling state-level marijuana reforms that have drastically reduced arrests in communities of color, and rolling back any progress in policing and criminal justice made by the Obama administration. (The Drug Policy Alliance is fighting to put the brakes on Sessions’ nomination so please ask your Senator to oppose his nomination here.) The rest of the Cabinet is looking almost as disturbing as Sessions (which is really saying something). Last week, Trump selected General John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. Kelly served as head of U.S. Southern Command, overseeing drug war efforts in Latin America. This guy is a true believer in the drug war, and it’s an ominous sign that he’s been tapped to head up Homeland Security (a role, it’s worth noting, that has not previously been occupied by someone from the military – yikes). Rep. Tom Price, Trump’s choice for

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director of health and human services, has consistently voted against key medical marijuana measures in Congress. Price’s healthcare plan would no longer require insurers to cover addiction treatment, which would be a profoundly destructive step backwards. Even Trump’s pick to head the EPA, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, is an anti-marijuana crusader who sued the state of Colorado in a futile attempt to overturn Colorado’s groundbreaking marijuana legalization law. Trump hasn’t announced his “drug czar” yet but odds are it’ll be someone with an abhorrent track record. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a staunch opponent of sensible drug policies, is currently a leading candidate to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Bondi vigorously opposed Florida’s medical marijuana ballot measures in 2014 and 2016, and took a heavy-handed, counterproductive approach to her state’s problems with prescription opioids and new psychoactive substances. This is the time when we find out what we’re really made of. This new administration is not just an attack on sensible drug polices – it’s an attack on civil and human rights, bent on unleashing vast destruction in historically oppressed communities that have long borne the brunt of the drug war. It’s more essential than ever that we venture past our growing edges, join together with other movements, and walk the walk when it comes to social integrity and racial justice. It’s going to be a long, challenging struggle – and it will define how history judges us. Jag Davies is the director of communications strategy for the Drug Policy Alliance.


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¡Alerta! Mercurio retrógrado Mario Jiménez Castillo El Observador

Mercurio estará retrógrado del día 19 de diciembre del 2016 al día 8 de enero del 2017. El término retrógrado literalmente se refiere al movimiento a la inversa de los planetas por un período específico. La retrogradación planetaria excluye al Sol y a la Luna. Este movimiento a la inversa no sucede realmente, lo que ocurre es que durante periodos determinados de tiempo, los planetas transitan en su órbita alrededor del Sol en un ciclo más lento. El planeta que entra en retrogradación con más frecuencia es Mercurio, cada cuatro meses transita retrógrado por un ciclo de duración de aproximadamente tres semanas. Durante ese lapso ocurren todo tipo de accidentes, retrasos, pérdida de tiempo, inconvenientes, olvidos, congestionamientos de tránsito, discusiones y malos entendidos; el comercio, la comunicación y el transporte se verán afectados durante la retrogradación de Mercurio. Es un periodo de reorganización, readaptación y reevaluación.

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enero. Ofrenda dos veladoras a la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre.

Leo

Guarda la calma y trata de no alterarte por cualquier cosa, algunos planes pueden sufrir demoras, por lo tanto navega con bandera de paz y espera, tus asuntos podrán solucionarse hasta después que este aspecto planetario termine. Se te aconseja ofrendar una veladora a Santa Bárbara bendita.

Virgo

Tu regente retrógrado, esto sucede cada cuatro mes, por un corto periodo afortunadamente. Tranquilo, navega con la corriente, no tomes decisiones precipitadas y dedica tiempo para ti y tu cuidado personal. Para suerte y protección ofréndale una veladora a San Miguel Arcángel.

¿Qué le depara a cada signo del zodiaco?

Aries

Tienes que tener mucha paciencia, especialmente con tu trato hacia los demás, muchas personas recurrirán a ti en busca de ayuda y orientación. Ten cuidado con golpes y accidentes domésticos. Mejora tu dieta alimenticia. Ofréndale una vela dora a San Antonio.

Tauro

Esta pueda ser una época llena de imprevistos y acontecimientos sorpresivos, manténte en tu entorno habitual y espera una etapa más propicia para llevar a cabo planes, negocios o tomar decisiones importantes. El 8 de enero terminará esta crisis. Ofrenda una veladora al Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.

Géminis

Tu planeta regente estará retrógrado, puede suceder que sientas una ausencia de energía y que muchos de tus planes sufran algún tipo de retraso. Toma este tiempo como una especie de vacaciones cósmicas, haz ejercicio y reza oraciones. Ofrendar una veladora a la Virgen del Carmen, te ayudará.

Cáncer

Este aspecto planetario puede afectarte en el sector romántico y de amistades, ten prudencia y no intervengas en malos entendidos, procura tener paz y serenidad. Un asunto inconcluso se solucionará a tu favor alrededor del día 10 de

Libra

Evita entrar en discusiones o malos entendidos, habrá un poco de discordia a tu alrededor y lo mejor será que no opines ni intervengas. No permitas que el drama y la antipatía de algunas personas entre o contamine tu espacio astral. Sonríe y cuida tu salud. Para pedir protección, ofrenda una veladora a San Expedito.

Escorpión

A ti, esta retrogradación puede afectarte en todo lo referente a trámites, pagos y todo tipo de documentos. Pueden ocurrir retrasos y todo tipo de negligencias. Actúa con serenidad, busca diversiones sanas y rodéate de personas positivas. Ofrenda una veladora a San Martín de Porres.

Sagitario

La retrogradación de Mercurio puede afectar tu bolsillo, ten cuidado de no perder dinero, negocios y desiones importantes deberán ser resueltas después del 8 de enero. Se cauteloso en todo lo que hagas, suaviza tus comentarios y modera tus sugerencias. Ofréndale una veladora a San Benito.

Capricornio

Mercurio estará retrógrado en tu signo, debes ser sumamente cauteloso con tus desplazamientos y a la hora de conducir. Ten cuidado con tus llaves, billetera y objetos de

valor. Talvez tengas que hacer reparaciones a tu auto. Ofrenda una veladora al Arcángel San Gabriel.

Acuario

Debes mantenerte con bajo perfil, no bebas mucho y no abuses de las comidas, pudieras padecer algunos malestares de salud, pero si te cuidas, nada te sucederá. Existe una situación que no se resolverá durante este mes, paciencia. Ofrendar veladoras a San Pancracio,

te iluminará espiritualmente.

Piscis

Puede ser que de pronto ocurran pequeños problemas y discrepancias con personas en tu entorno familiar y social. Actúa con diplomacia y practica el don de la compasión en todas tus acciones y decisiones. Te será de provecho y de buena suerte ofrendarle dos veladoras a la Virgen de Regla.


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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com When trying to qualify what “falling in love” means, most people pointed out, “If you need to fill an emotional void in your life, it doesn’t matter if you’re doing it with a human, a machine, a hobby or your work. If your partner cannot fulfill your emotional needs and you don’t disclose this reality to them, you’re cheating.” You may or may not agree with that consensus, but this is only armchair research. I’m sure there will be many professional ethicists and scientific researchers exploring the full range of human emotions involved. THE NEXT LEVEL

ROBOT LOVING IS ALMOST HERE Shelly Palmer

its own set of remarkable problems. (We’ll explore artificial life in a different article.)

Westworld has inspired some of the best, most engaging (mercifully apolitical) conversations I’ve had in a very long while. The series is both entertaining and thought-provoking. If you haven’t seen it, Westworld is an HBO series, based on the 1973 Michael Crichton movie, about a futuristic amusement park where people can interact with synthetic humans (robots that are indistinguishable from human beings) and do pretty much whatever they want with them.

That aside, if they are not sentient, then they are just mechanical devices. But this line of reasoning has gotten me into a bit of trouble.

IS SEX WITH A ROBOT CHEATING? YES OR NO? There are quite a few articles that explore the ethical and moral issues arising from the advent of this type of technology. This article is not one of them. This article is about the incremental technological steps between where we are now and where this is clearly going. So if you want a yes or no answer to the question, “Is sex with a robot cheating?” you have to reword the question thusly: “Is sex with a surrogate, synthetic human with a convincing amount of AI capabilities cheating?” Asked that way, mostly everyone I’ve discussed this with would quickly say, “Yes.” Which raises the question, “When is this going to become an actual problem, as opposed to a hypothetical one?” The difficulty in answering “when” is complicated by the verb “to be.” In the series, we (the audience), they (the humans who visit Westworld) and the Hosts (the synthetic humans) do not know if the Hosts are sentient. If they are sentient, then we have created artificial life. That technology will come with

INCREMENTAL STEPS TO HUMAN-ON-ROBOT RELATIONSHIPS “Real” Westworld-style Hosts are the stuff of science fiction. (We’ll discuss what it might take to build one in a minute.) The point is, you don’t need anything like a Westworld-style Host to create a real world of ethical, moral and sexual issues. In 2013, Joaquin Phoenix starred in Her, a movie about a man who falls in love with a natural language processing (NLP) system named Samantha. According to the Consumer Technology Association, in 2013 NLP systems could understand approximately 3 out of 4 spoken words. Today it’s just shy of 4 out of 4. That is an amazing amount of technological ground to cover in only three years. Why do we care about NLP? Well, at the current pace of technological change, the science fiction female NLP system that Joaquin Phoenix fell in love with in the movie is just a few years from becoming science fact. We’re just waiting for AI to improve a bit – not all the way to pseudoconsciousness (however that may be defined), but just good enough to fool you. (Do some research about the Turing test if you’re truly interested in what I mean by “fool.”) Can you fall in love with a computer? Can you have phone sex with it? La-la-la-la, I can’t hear you … don’t answer; they are rhetorical questions. But I have to ask, is a relationship with a non-sentient NLP system cheating?

The adult entertainment industry is evolving Virtual Reality (VR) much more quickly than it evolved streaming video or webcams. There are several companies working as quickly as possible to combine VR, NLP and AI to create convincing sexual experiences. Following this logical progression, would a relationship with a non-sentient system that combines VR, NLP and AI be considered cheating? SOME GUIDELINES ARE REQUIRED Are you having trouble placing the line that needs to be crossed? Do you have a private line as well as a line that you would prefer to present to the outside world? If we’re talking about a device that is not sentient or conscious – a machine – is there even a line? I’ll let others tell you how to think. I’m just going to tell you about the technologies that are here today or just over the horizon. From a technologist’s perspective, I can say with certainty that we are very close to creating systems that will cause us to rethink and redefine some of our most sacred ideas. Terms like relationship, commitment, fidelity, monogamy and many, many more are about to evolve. In practice, we don’t need anything like a real Westworld-style Host to cause all kinds of pain, anxiety or worse. Remember that talk you had with your parents when you were just starting to notice the opposite sex? It’s time to think about how that talk is going to sound when you add loving, committed relationships with an AI system to the mix. Unless the machine identifies itself as a machine, a child who is between the ages of five and eight years old today will not be able to tell if they are speaking to a person or a machine by the time they are at an age where they are seriously dating. At the rate the technology is progressing, it will take less than 10 years to get there – probably way less. MIND-BENDING ISSUES Want to think about some potentially mindbending consequences of the advance of

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machine learning and NLP systems? I wrote an article in May 2016 titled “I’ve Talked to the Future and It Talked Back.” Here’s a question you should be asking yourself today: “Should you treat your household NLP interface (Alexa, Google Personal Assistant, etc.) like a person? Should you be polite when you speak to it, or is it OK to be abrupt or even abusive? The devices won’t care. They don’t have feelings; they are computers that have been programmed to speak with us. Will we care? How will we teach our children to differentiate between machines that sound and act like people, and other disembodied voices that are actual people? Will a child (or a grown-up) know when a customer service representative is a person or an NLP interface? In the very near future, it will be almost impossible to tell.” THAT’S GREAT, BUT WHEN WILL WE GET WESTWORLD-STYLE HOSTS? There have been countless hours of chatter between my professional friends and colleagues who work in and around the technologies we believe would be required to create real Westworld-style Hosts. I say “believe” because if we were to start building one today, we could only use the component technologies we have now: current chipsets, power sources, machine learning, data science, robotics, nanotechnology, regenerative reliquary (bioprinted scaffolding seeded with stem cells or something like stem cells), some kind of chemistry to blend collagen with synthetic fiber or a fully synthetic substitute for collagen, and on and on. But that’s today. If anyone were to start this journey with any hope of making a device not only that was indistinguishable from a human but also that could fool another human into believing it was alive, they’d probably be better off waiting for a more advanced set of building blocks. Assuming there is a reason to actually build Hosts, they will probably be born in the last half of this century. Could it be sooner? Of course. On the other hand, get ready to discuss relationships with machines realistically, because the subject will not be hypothetical much longer. About Shelly Palmer Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on augmented intelligence and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit <shellypalmer.com> or subscribe to our daily email <http://ow.ly/WsHcb>.

We're not far off from people being in normal relationships with machines and artificial intelligence. Photo Credit: Pixabay


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workers within the sector.

Since 2014, our Coalition has been working to encourage the largest companies in the tech sector to build an economy that works for everyone. We believe now more than ever is the time for technology companies to take actions to improve the economic prospects for workers in their operations including adopting responsible contractor standards to raise wages, improve conditions and support workers’ voices in their supply chains.

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As Tech CEOs meet Trump, Silicon Valley Rising urges companies to stand for human rights, be a model of inclusion and opportunity

Silicon Valley Rising marches at Intel on March 27th, 2016. Photo Credit: Tri Nguyen/Working Partnerships USA

On Wednesday December 14th, executives from Silicon Valley’s largest technology companies including Apple, Alphabet, Cisco, Facebook, Intel, Oracle and Tesla met with President-Elect Trump to discuss collaboration with the Trump Administration and the role of the industry in the nation’s economy. Silicon Valley Rising, a coalition of community and faith-based organizations and labor unions representing service workers who support the tech industry across the Bay Area, is calling on tech companies to take a stand

and resist threats to the rights of workers, consumers and the communities they live in and to take proactive steps to become a model for economic inclusion and opportunity. The Coalition released the following joint statement: We believe President-Elect Trump’s campaign commitments to deport millions of people, ban Muslims from entering the country and create a registry of Muslim Americans stand in stark contrast with the values many tech companies and industry leaders purport to uphold while also directly threatening

President-Elect Trump’s policies present a dire threat to the lives and well-being of workers and contractors across the tech sector whose hard work day in and day out makes the success of these industries possible, and to millions of their customers — be they immigrants, women, workers or Muslim Americans. Now is the time for the tech industry to step up as leaders, speak truth to power and live out the values of freedom, inclusion and opportunity. In doing so, the industry has an opportunity to be a beacon of hope for millions of Americans fearful of what comes next, and a model for how companies can begin to address the greatest economic challenges facing working families. As leaders of community and faith-based organizations and labor unions who represent workers in the tech sector across Silicon Valley, we urge companies in attendance at Wednesday’s meeting to play a leadership role in resisting unjust policies if they are put forward by the Trump Administration. Specifically, we call on companies to refuse to cooperate in the development of any registry monitoring Muslim Americans, sharing user and employee information or otherwise collaborate with law enforcement agencies to investigate violations of federal immigration law.

The solutions that address economic inequality in the tech sector are not going to come from the Trump Administration delivering tax cuts or slashing regulation for the industry. Instead, tech companies can begin to address these issues by leveraging the enormous power of their companies, their platforms and their supply chains to raise wages and job standards for their workers and contractors, positioning the tech sector as an example for industries across the economy. Millions of families — undocumented workers, union members, women, Muslim Americans, low-wage workers who could lose healthcare or affordable housing — are living in fear of what comes next. At a time when racism, bigotry and economic hardship are driving our politics, it’s time for leaders in the tech sector to stand up for our communities and use their immense power and resources for good. More information can be found at http:// siliconvalleyrising.org/.

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