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LET'S SEND EACH MEMBER OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION A LUMP OF COAL

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behavior next year and into the future, something less desirable, than the usual gift or money, is left such as a lump of coal (or charcoal, bundles of twigs, bags of salt, garlic, and onions).

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“Ebenezer Scrooge is a coldhearted miser who despises Christmas.” Charles Dickens describes him thus: "The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheeks, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. Scrooge's catchphrase, "BAH! HUMBUG!" is often used to express disgust with many of the modern Christmas traditions." SCROOGE has become a byword for miserliness and misanthropy (no altruism, no empathy, no sympathy, never!). The tale of his redemption by the three Ghosts of Christmas (Ghost of Christmas Past; Ghost of Christmas Present; and Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come) has become a defining tale of the Christmas holiday (with its spirit of PEACE ON EARTH TO MEN OF GOOD WILL) in the English-speaking world.” (Source: Google-Ebenezer Scrooge). Getting a lump of coal as your Christmas gift in your stocking traditionally means that Santa Claus thinks you’ve been misbehaving. Why Does Santa Claus give coal for 'bad behavior'? Because holiday gift givers sometimes run into individuals who do not deserve a present. So, to send the right message or encourage better

This Trump Administration, since the inaugural of Donald J. Trump as President, has finally got around to crafting legislation: Comprehensive IRS Tax Reform which has not been updated since the Reagan Administration (1975). In spite having 'majority' votes in both the Senate and House of Representatives, this tax reform legislation will be the only legislative effort which is being prepared for the President's signature sometime before Christmas. BAH, HUMBUG! Because 99% receive TEMPORARY tax reductions. The tax reductions for big business and the already wealthy are PERMANENT! 'We, the People' who do the work are not being treated with respect and appreciation. Rather, the exploitation, especially of 11.5 million undocumented will continue! BAH, HUMBUG! The GOP has set the stage to DEFUNDING critical safety nets such as Obamacare (23 Million uninsured individuals); Medicare (cut by $25 BILLION during 2018); Medicaid; and Social Security. Their self-serving schemes are to give permanent massive tax cuts to their wealthy donors and corporations. Our elected members of the U.S. Congress should not be prioritizing billionaires and corporations over our working-class citizens whose work creates the wealth of this nation using natural resources

already present and our collective scientific knowledge which allows for creative and innovative insights...ALL made available and provided by Divine Providence. What their ultra-conservative strategists have neglected is that 'We, the People' are the 'grunts' whose work and consumerism makes this American Consumer Economy function. Consumers make purchasing choices with the money earned on the job; if our labor has not been replaced by a robot which never will be a 'consumer'. My point is that employed workers who are paid a living wage; who are worth their salt, are consumers with their discretionary money. The profits on those sales 'trickles up' to those fortunate investors who do not work productively, but do receive dividend incomes. THE TRICK LE DOW N ECONOMIC THEORY BEING UNCONSCIOUSLY APPLLIED HERE SIMPLY DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. Its continued application is indicative of the hypocrisy & self-serving myopia of GOP's strategists and leaders. Joseph Stiglitz and other economists have already published many experiences of its failure. It is time to apply a modern economic strategy which enables a functional, inclusive, and effective distribution of wealth. What is often forgotten is that the working class being paid minimum wages end up having the propensity to spend 100% of their available funds because of having to live paycheck to paycheck. Any diverse society benefits when all residents have sufficient funds to purchase essentials and have a slight amount of discretionary money left over; used to pursue

“life, liberty and happiness”. Some economists have already proposed having the government consider a guaranteed annual income for each resident. The impoverished who receive such funds will spend it all on essentials, so their living allowances will immediately enter the local micro-economy. The outrageous handouts to the rich robs our most vulnerable populations of critical lifesaving services -- from job training to improve skills, to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP...think of school lunch programs), helping low- income families, to Medicaid, and the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program -- all these things and more are on the chopping block. SALT (sales and local taxes) need to be deductible; Home mortgage's interest payments must be fully deductible; Do not tax funds earned by students working their way through college; do not tax the endowment funds of institutions of higher learning...There are so many loopholes favoring those who are already very wealthy; it is their money which needs to be taxed at a higher rate to enable the avoidance of any increase to the national debt (didn't the very wealthy pay 91% income taxes during World War II?...and they still remained wealthy). This nation's wealth must be re-distributed in a manner that keeps the 'American Dream' within reach. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan and the entire GOP-led Congress are well advised to do the right things. A good beginning would be to TAKE CARE OF “WE, THE PEOPLE” whose credit and full faith support the

U.S. Treasury which provided the emergency bail-out funding when recession occurred. SO, 'WE, THE PEOPLE' demand being provided our fair share of the wealth of this nation. If not, you will experience our displeasure when our votes are counted during the coming 2018 Midterm Elections. Republicans' tax overhaul bill is set for final passage with no Democratic votes in the Senate or House; possibly giving the Democrats the opportunity to review, revise and improve this legislation if and when they return to power. The American people will hold Republicans accountable for their disastrous vote to raise taxes on middle class families. This bill means seniors would not see their doctors for annual health checkups and lose access to critical health care. This is not the best way to reduce health care costs (which accounts for 19% of the GDP. There was no time to have public hearings; Special interest lobbyists wrote this tax legislation; the public was not consulted nor engaged. Their tax plan is an immorality; A betrayal of the American people. It indebts future generations. It will further impair America as a world power which has been practicing ‘Good Samaritan Stewardship’. America's elected leaders must first take care of 'We, the People' who are the workers and consumers who make this American consumer economy function. So... LET'S SEND EACH MEMBER OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION A LUMP OF COAL. Feliz Navidad!

UN REGALO PARA L A COMUNIDAD L ATINA José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Las recientes elecciones para el Senado en Alabama, donde el demócrata Doug Jones se impuso al Republicano Roy Moore, deben de ser vistas como un modelo de estrategia, movilización y activismo para todas las minorías, especialmente para la comunidad latina: el desenlace confirmó que una minoría energizada, movilizada y galvanizada en torno a un objetivo común, tiene el potencial de ser un factor electoral decisorio. Aunque la proporción del voto latino fue de apenas el 3% del total, de acuerdo con las encuestas a boca de urnas, la participación de la comunidad afro americana alcanzó niveles sin precedentes y su voto disciplinado fue clave para enterrar las ambiciones políticas de Moore de entrar a la Cámara

Alta por la puerta grande, para llenar el escaño vacante por el ahora procurador Jeff Sessions. Noventa y seis por ciento de la comunidad afro americana de Alabama votó por Jones, una proporción incluso más alta que el voto a favor del primer presidente afro americano, Barack Obama, en 2012. Es verdad que la comunidad negra representó el 29 por ciento de los votantes, pero fue su decisión de salir a las urnas y de hacer activismo político fue lo que hizo la diferencia. De acuerdo con la campaña de Jones, los voluntarios latinos, afro americanos y anglos tocaron a más de 300,000 puertas e hicieron más de 1.2 millones de llamada telefónicas personalizadas a favor del entrante senador demócrata. Ciertamente ayudó el hecho de que Jones, durante su época de fiscal adjunto en Alabama,

encabezara el proceso legal contra dos miembros del Ku-Klux-Klan acusados del bombazo contra una iglesia bautista en 1963, que dejó un saldo de 4 niñas afro americanas muertas. También es verdad que Moore no era un candidato convencional. Gozaba de muchos defectos, tanto por su historial de comentarios insensibles, racistas y homófobos, como por las acusaciones de acoso sexual por parte de 8 mujeres, algunas de las cuales eran menores de edad y por debajo de la edad de consentimiento cuando ocurrieron los hechos. Pero Moore contaba con el espaldarazo del presidente Donald Trump. A pesar de todo, perdió la elección. Ciertamente hay quienes argumentan que la debacle de Moore no necesariamente es un precedente que puede repetirse a nivel nacional. Pero otros aprecian las evidencias de una “ola azul”, es decir del Partido

Demócrata, que ya barrió en las elecciones para gobernador de Virginia y de Nueva Jersey, y que podría poner en aprietos a los republicanos en las elecciones intermedias del 2018. Los republicanos están perdiendo el voto de los millenials y de los suburbios, lo cual no es un asunto menor. Pero tal escenario depende que el “gigante dormido” de la política: la comunidad hispana, despierte de una vez por todas del letargo que hizo que 12 millones de hispanos no salieran a votar en 2016 y que dejaron que un aspirante que humilló a la comunidad de inmigrantes no pagara un costo político. La hoja de ruta es clara y empieza en las calles de Alabama. La interrogante es si terminará en el Capitolio de los Estados Unidos. Para más información visita www.laredhispana.com.


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PORTLAND, Ore. – La época de fiestas decembrinas puede ser difícil para la gente que ha pasado por una tragedia o un trauma. Pero quienes se sienten deprimidos tienen a su alcance varias opciones para combatir la tristeza de los días festivos.

Los días de fiesta son momentos que típicamente pasamos con la familia y en un estado positivo. Pero para quienes han experimentado una pérdida o un trauma, esta época del año puede representar un reto. Diane Bocking-Byrd, gerente de integración conductual y de integración en CareOregon. org, comenta que una tragedia no sólo por

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alguna pérdida, sino por un evento como el divorcio, puede contribuir a sentir tristeza en días de fiesta. Para frenar la depresión antes de que ataque, Bocking-Byrd sugiere que la gente limite su consumo de alcohol y otras substancias durante la temporada decembrina. Y dice que la gente debiera escuchar a los miembros de su familia y también a sus amistades, porque ellos pueden haber notado que hay algo diferente.

Afirma que nuestra sociedad no es muy buena para enfrentar las expresiones de tristeza, y muchas veces la gente elige esconder tales sentimientos. Pero el hecho es que eso puede llevar a problemas de salud, incluso a la depresión. Añade que es importante tener presente que, si alguien experimenta depresión, no es su culpa. Es un problema de salud y necesita ser atendido como cualquier otro problema de salud.

“Muchas veces los demás lo notan antes que nosotros, así que tal vez ese sea el momento de hacernos al menos una evaluación en el consultorio de nuestro médico de primer contacto.”

“Nadie es culpable. Nadie falló. Sucede por razones genéticas, sucede por tristezas prolongadas o la vivencia de un trauma y puede también ser un efecto colateral de la diabetes, alta presión y condiciones cardiacas.”

Bocking-Byrd explica que la gente que experimenta falta de emoción o apatía durante una semana o dos debería buscar ayuda. Agrega que CareOregon estableció un procedimiento en el que todos los proveedores de atención primaria en su red tienen la capacidad suficiente para evaluar síntomas de depresión y remitir pacientes al especialista adecuado.

Bocking-Byrd dice que CareOregon tiene coordinadores que pueden ayudar a la gente a contactar los servicios adecuados por teléfono. O también pueden llamar a la Línea Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio, al 1-800-273-TALK para prevención y para conseguir recursos contra la crisis. BockingByrd recomienda que si alguien necesita atención urgente, llame de inmediato al 911.

El Centro Médico Uncompahgre de Norwood transporta más de 100 pacientes al año en un helicóptero médico, un servicio que es crítico durante los meses de invierno. Photo Credit: Pexels

HOW ABOUT NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS THAT WORK? avoid. Resolutions usually mean positive changes. Well-planned resolutions can help improve parts of your life and provide a positive sense of accomplishment. The key to successful resolutions is to set realistic goals. Usually that means breaking big tasks in to smaller, more manageable units. Take losing weight. Forget the total number of pounds you want to lose, and instead make your goal small changes to a healthier diet that will naturally lead to weight loss. Instead of radical dieting, have a mini-goal of cutting out one high calorie food each week and replacing it with a healthier fruit or vegetable. Photo Credit: Pixabay American Counseling Association

New Year's resolutions might not seem like a great idea since few of us manage to keep them. But making a smart resolution can do a number of good things for you. Making New Year's resolutions that you're sure to break is a bad idea. Broken resolutions can make you feel like a failure, someone who has fallen short of his or her goals. It can seem an example of weakness and can erode self-confidence and self-esteem. Bad resolutions are resolving to do things that are going to be close to impossible to achieve. You won’t lose 30 pounds in one month, or won't suddenly look like an Olympic athlete just because you resolve to start visiting the gym again. While such resolutions aren't really helpful, and possibly harmful when you fail at them, it doesn't mean that sensible resolutions are something to

If getting back in shape is your goal, start slowly with things you can certainly accomplish and then build on that as time goes by. Maybe it's just getting in a daily 15-minute walk, an easy goal and one that can be increased as your fitness improves. Similarly, while stopping smoking is a common resolution, trying to do it "cold turkey" is a difficult task. Instead, try an initial mini-goal of cutting by 10% the number of cigarettes you smoke each day. Or maybe your goal is to simply start the process by contacting your doctor or local hospital about smoking cessation programs or stop-smoking aids. Creating realistic resolutions with attainable mini-goals is a means for developing a plan to reach your final goal. As you accomplish those mini-goals, it provides reinforcement to help motivate you to move on to that next step. And that is what makes for a smart and successful New Year's resolution.

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• Traveling by plane. You have two options when you take your pet on an airplane with you. If your pet is small enough, you can keep it under the seat in front of you. If your pet is too large, it will go in cargo. No matter what, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), a BBB Accredited Charity, recommends making an appointment with your veterinarian for a checkup to make sure they’re fit to fly the friendly skies. In 2016, consumers nationwide filed more than 6,400 complaints against airlines with BBB, so do your research! Look up airlines at bbb.org to see their BBB Rating and if there are complaints or reviews from past customers on file about flying with pets. Regulations and fees for bringing your pet on a plane vary by the airline, so make sure to double check!

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TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH FURRY FRIENDS Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau For some people, leaving a beloved pet behind can ruin a holiday. I have friends that haven’t taken a vacation in years because they’re too attached to their dog

or cat! However, having a furry friend doesn’t mean you can’t leave home. It may be possible for you to bring your pet along for the trip! If not, boarding your pet or hiring a pet sitter may be an option. Keep the following BBB tips in mind when planning a trip with your pets:

• Road trips. Before bringing Fluffy or Fido on a long car trip, make sure your pet responds well to car rides. The ASPCA recommends keeping them safe and secure in a well-ventilated crate or carrier with plenty of food or water. Put together a pet travel kit, and prepare for the worst. If you’re renting a car, make sure that the company allows animals and ask if you’ll be charged extra. Consumers nationwide filed more than 12,000 complaints with BBB against auto renting and leasing

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companies in 2016, so make sure to find a trustworthy business at bbb.org. • Make sure accommodations and destinations are pet-friendly. Wherever you’re staying, whether it be a hotel, vacation rental, or with friends or family, ensure that pets are welcome. Ask if there are extra costs or regulations. Research pet-friendly activities ahead of time – do the local beaches or natural areas allow pets? • If necessary, leave them behind. Traveling with pets can be stressful for both you and the animal, and sometimes it’s just not feasible. Thankfully, you have options. You can hire a pet sitter to visit your animals in your own home, letting them stay in their natural environment where they’re most comfortable. You can also opt for a traditional boarding facility, like a kennel or pet hotel. In 2016, BBB received hundreds of complaints from consumers nationwide against pet boarding, sitting, and kennel companies. Complaints allege injuries to pets and poor customer service. It’s important to leave your pet in the care of someone you can trust, so look for BBB Accredited Businesses at bbb.org! You can reach your BBB at info@ bbbemail.org or (510) 844-2000, or by visiting goldengate.bbb.org.

CONSEJOS PARA VIAJAR CON SUS MASCOTAS Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau

• Asegúrese de que las acomodaciones y los destinos sean aptos para mascotas. Donde quiera que se aloje, ya sea un hotel, un alquiler de vacaciones, o con amigos o familiares, asegúrese de que las mascotas sean bienvenidas. Pregunte si hay costos o regulaciones adicionales. Investigue si hay actividades para su mascota. ¿Las playas locales o las área naturales permiten mascotas?

Para algunas personas, tener que despedirse de una mascota querida puede arruinar unas vacaciones. ¡Tengo amigos que no han tomado vacaciones en muchos años porque están demasiado apegados a su perro o a su gato! Sin embargo, tener una mascota no significa que no pueda salir de casa. ¡Es posible que puede traer a su mascota consigo! Si no es posible, poner su mascota en una residencia de mascotas o contratar a un cuidador de mascotas es una opción. Tenga en cuenta los siguientes consejos de BBB al planificar un viaje con sus mascotas: • Viajar en avión. Tiene dos opciones cuando lleva a su mascota en un avión consigo. Si su mascota es suficientemente pequeña, puede mantenerla debajo del asiento frente a usted. Si su mascota es demasiado grande, irá en carga. La Sociedad Americana para la Prevención de la Crueldad a los Animales (ASPCA), una Caridad Acreditada por BBB, recomienda hacer una cita con su veterinario para un chequeo para asegurarse de que su mascota está en buena salud y lista para volar. En 2016, los consumidores presentaron más de 6.400 quejas contra aerolíneas

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con BBB, ¡así que haga su investigación! Busque las aerolíneas en bbb.org para ver su calificación de BBB y si hay quejas o comentarios de clientes anteriores sobre volar con mascotas. Los reglamentos y las tarifas varían según la aerolínea, así que asegúrese de verificarlos. • Viajar en coche. Antes de llevar su mascota en un largo viaje en su automóvil, asegúrese de que responda bien a los viajes en coche. La ASPCA recomienda mantenerlos

seguros y felices en una caja bien ventilada con abundante comida y agua. Prepare un kit de viaje y prepárese para lo peor. Si está alquilando un automóvil, asegúrese de que la compañía permita animales y pregunte si se le cobrará un cargo adicional. Los consumidores presentaron más de 12.000 quejas con BBB contra compañías de alquiler y arrendamiento de coches en 2016, así que asegúrese de encontrar un negocio confiable en bbb.org.

• Si es necesario, déjelos en casa. Viajar con mascotas puede ser estresante tanto para usted como para el animal, y algunas veces simplemente no es posible. Afortunadamente, tiene opciones. Puede contratar a un cuidador de mascotas que va a visitar a sus animales en su propio hogar, dejándolos en su entorno natural donde se sientan mas cómodos. También puede optar para una residencia de mascotas o un hotel para mascotas. En 2016, BBB recibió cientos de quejas contra empresas de residencias de mascotas y cuidadores de mascotas. Las quejas a menudo involucran daño a las mascotas y mal servicio al cliente. Es importante dejar a su mascota bajo el cuidado de alguien en quien puede confiar, así que busque Negocios Acreditados por BBB en bbb.org. Puede ponerse en contacto con su BBB a través de info@bbbemail.org o (510) 8442000, o en goldengate.bbb.org.


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TOYS TO AVOID THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers top tips to keep your child's eyes safe slingshots, and water balloon launchers. Closely supervise any child playing with such toys. A clinical study published this year reports that three patients were injured by seemingly soft Nerf gun darts. All three patients experienced pain and blurred vision that took days or weeks to go away. • Avoid drones with spinning rotors.  A SpiderMan-themed drone offered this holiday to children age 12 and up has spinning rotor blades that move at high speed, posing a danger to eyes, fingers, and hair. Photo Credit: PRNewswire Eric Tegethoff/Alfonso López-Collada Public News Service

SAN FRANCISCO -- Some of the hottest toys this year may not be the best gift for your child. About a quarter of a million children are seen in hospital emergency departments in the U.S. each year due to toy-related injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.1 Nearly half of those injuries were to the head and face, including the eyes. And about 35 percent of toy-related injuries are sustained by children under age 5. That's why the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants

to remind parents and grandparents to take care when choosing gifts for children. Common toy-related eye injuries range from a minor scratch to the front surface of the eye (corneal abrasion) to serious, sight-threatening injuries such as traumatic cataract, bleeding inside the eye,  retinal detachment, and even permanent vision loss. Ophthalmologists – physicians who specialize in medical and surgical eye care – urge people to follow these tips when purchasing toys this holiday. • Avoid toys that shoot objects.  This includes slingshots, dart guns, pellet guns, arrows,

• High-powered laser pointers can cause permanent vision loss. Though technically not a toy, some children use them to play "laser tag" or "flashlight tag." Recent reports show that high-powered lasers (between 1500 and 6000 milliwatts) can cause permanent eye damage in children. One  study  documented 150 cases of young people in the United Kingdom who suffered eye damage. • Avoid toy swords, sabers or wands. Enough said, right? • Read labels for age recommendations before you buy. To select appropriate gifts suited for a child's age, look for and follow the age recommendations and instructions about proper assembly, use, and

supervision. "It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt," said Jane C. Edmond, a clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology." These recommendations ensure our loved ones avoid preventable eye damage and have healthy vision for years to come." If someone you know experiences an eye injury, seek immediate medical attention from an ophthalmologist. For more information on toy safety or other eye conditions and diseases, visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart® website. About the American Academy of Ophthalmology The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit aao.org.

JUGUETES QUE SE DEBEN EVITAR EN ESTA TEMPORADA DE FIESTAS

La Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología le ofrece importantes consejos para proteger la vista de su hijo SAN FRANCISCO-- Algunos de los juguetes más populares de este año pudieran no ser el mejor regalo para su hijo. Cada año los departamentos de emergencia de los hospitales de Estados Unidos tratan a cerca de un cuarto de millón de niños como resultado de lesiones relacionadas con juguetes, según la Comisión para la Seguridad de los Productos de Consumo (Consumer Product Safety Commission).1 Casi la mitad de tales lesiones ocurrieron en la cabeza y la cara, inclusive los ojos. Y los niños menores de 5 años sufren aproximadamente el 35 % de las lesiones relacionadas con juguetes. Por ello, la Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología (American Academy of Ophthalmology) desea recordarles a los padres y los abuelos que tengan cuidado al escoger regalos para los hijos. Las lesiones oculares comunes relacionadas con juguetes van desde un pequeño arañazo a la superficie frontal del ojo (abrasión de la córnea) hasta lesiones graves que amenazan la vista tales como  la catarata traumática,  el sangramiento interno del ojo,  el desprendimiento de la retina  y hasta la pérdida permanente de la visión. Los oftalmólogos, médicos que se especializan en la atención ocular quirúrgica y médica, urgen a las personas a seguir estos consejos al comprar juguetes en esta temporada de fiestas. • Evite los juguetes que disparen objetos.  Ello abarca  las resorteras, las pistolas de dardos, las pistolas de perdigones, las flechas y los lanzadores de globos de agua. Vigile de cerca a todo niño que juegue con tales juguetes. Un  estudio  clínico publicado este año indica que tres pacientes resultaron lesionados por los aparentemente suaves dardos de las pistolas Nerf. Los tres

pacientes experimentaron dolor y visión borrosa, que se demoraron días o semanas en irse. • Evite los drones con rotores giratorios.  Un dron con el tema del Hombre Araña que se ofrece esta temporada de fiestas a los niños de 12 años y mayores tiene hélices de rotor giratorias que se mueven a alta velocidad, lo cual representa un peligro para los ojos, los dedos y el cabello.  • Los punteros láser de alta potencia pueden provocar la pérdida permanente de la visión.  Aunque técnicamente no se tratan de juguetes, algunos niños los utilizan para juegos de persecución con láser o con linterna. Recientes informes muestran que los láseres de alta potencia (entre 1500 y 6000 milivatios) pueden provocar daños oculares permanentes en los niños. Un  estudio  documentó 150 casos de menores del Reino Unido que sufrieron daños oculares.  • Evitar las espadas, los sables o las varitas de juguete. Ya se dijo lo suficiente, ¿no?  • Antes de comprar un juguete, lea en las etiquetas las recomendaciones en cuanto a la edad.  Para escoger regalos apropiados que se adecuen a la edad de un niño, busque las recomendaciones en cuanto a la edad y las instrucciones para el ensamblaje, el uso y la supervisión correctos, y sígalas. "Todo es muy divertido hasta que alguien se lastima", declaró Jane C. Edmond, vocera clínica de la Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología. "Estas recomendaciones aseguran que nuestros seres queridos eviten daños oculares prevenibles y que tengan una vista sana por muchos años". Si algún conocido suyo sufre una lesión ocular, busque atención médica inmediatamente ante un oftalmólogo.

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JAMÓN GLASEADO CON BALSÁMICO Y MIEL, COL RIZADA AL AJO Y PURÉ DE PAPAS • 8 onzas de piña triturada (2/3 de taza de piña, 1/3 de taza de jugo) • 1/2 taza de miel • 1/2 taza de vinagre balsámico • 2 cucharadas de mantequilla sin sal • 2 cucharadas de salsa de soya

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PREPARACIÓN

• 1/2 cucharadita de tomillo fresco finamente picado o 1/4 de cucharadita de tomillo seco • 1/2 cucharadita de pimienta negra recién molida

15 minutos

Puré de Papas

COCCIÓN

• 3 libras de papas rojas pequeñas, lavadas pero sin pelar

1 hora y 20 minutos PORCIÓNES 8 personas

• 3 cucharadas de mantequilla sin sal • 1 1/2 cucharaditas de sal kosher • 1/4 de cucharadita de pimienta negra recién molida

INGREDIENTES • 1 jamón deshuesado de 3 libras, con la red extraída y la carcasa recortada • 1/2 taza de agua  Glaseado de Balsámico y Miel

• 2 cucharadas de perejil fresco o 1 1/2 cucharaditas de perejil seco Col Rizada al Ajo • 2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva extra virgen • 2 dientes de ajo en rodajas

• Bolsa de 2 libras de col rizada picada o espinaca bebé • 1/2 cucharadita de sal kosher • 1/4 de cucharadita de pimienta negra recién molida 1. Para preparar el Glaseado de Balsámico y Miel: En una cacerola pequeña y pesada, pon los ingredientes a hervir a fuego alto, revolviendo a menudo. Reduce el fuego a bajo y cocina a fuego lento, revolviendo con frecuencia, hasta que el líquido se reduzca a la mitad, de 7 a 10 minutos. Transfiere a un recipiente pequeño y deja enfriar a temperatura ambiente. 2. Precalienta el horno a 350 grados F. Con un cuchillo afilado, corta el jamón en un patrón de líneas cruzadas. Coloca el jamón en la sartén y agrega 1/2 taza de agua. Cubre bien con papel de aluminio. Hornea durante 30 minutos. Destapa y unta la mitad del glaseado sobre el jamón, especialmente en los cortes marcados. Hornea durante 15 minutos. Repite con el glaseado restante y hornea hasta que un termómetro de carne insertado en el centro del jamón marque 140 grados F., unos 15 minutos más. Si es necesario, para evitar que se queme el glaseado, cubre el jamón con papel de aluminio. Deja reposar a temperatura ambiente durante 10 minutos antes de cortar. 3. Para preparar el Puré de Papas:  Después de unos 30 minutos de hornear el jamón, coloca las papas en una cacerola grande

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y agrega suficiente agua salada fría para cubrirlas por 2 pulgadas. Cubre la cacerola y lleva a hervir a fuego alto. Descubre y reduce el calor a fuego medio. Cocina hasta que estén tiernas, por unos 20 minutos. Escurre bien y coloca nuevamente las patatas en la cacerola. Agrega la mantequilla, el aceite, la sal y la pimienta y tritura con un tenedor grande, luego agrega el perejil. Cubre parcialmente con la tapa para mantener el calor. 4. Para preparar la Col Rizada al Ajo: Enjuaga la col rizada, sacude el exceso de agua y coloca en un recipiente grande. En una cacerola grande, calienta el aceite y el ajo a fuego medio hasta que el ajo se ablande, aproximadamente 1 minuto. En lotes, agrega la col rizada y cocina hasta que el primer lote se ablande antes de agregar más. Cocina, sin tapar, revolviendo a menudo, hasta que esté tierno, unos 5 minutos. Condimentar con sal y pimienta. 5. Corta el jamón en sentido transversal y sirve acompañando con el puré de papas y la col rizada. Receta de: Jose Mendin Pubbelly Noodle Bar, Miami, FL Sugerencias para servir: Esta es ya una comida completa con puré de papas y col rizada como guarniciones, pero puedes acompañar con panecillos, si lo deseas. Una ensalada de tomates, pepinos y cebollas rojas completaría la cena y serviría como primer plato.

ALCATRAZ CRUISES OFFERS BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE PROMOTION • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 • Tuesday, February 6, 2018 • Wednesday, February 7, 2018 *Only residents of the following counties are eligible: Alamada; Contra Costa; Marin; Napa; San Francisco; San Mateo; Santa Clara; Solano; and Sonoma. To book this special offer, Bay Area residents can visit alcatrazcruises.com, call 415-981-7625 or purchase at the Ticket Booth at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. Terms and Conditions: Photo Credit: Bob Eckert

For the first time in its history, Alcatraz Cruises is launching a “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket promotion. Although Alcatraz Cruises’ tours often sell out during the year, it is a priority to educate the community about the robust history of the Island. As a result, Alcatraz Cruises wants to encourage local residents to experience the assets that make Alcatraz Island one of the country’s most popular attractions. Offered only to local Bay Area

residents*, this special “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket promotion is available only on the following dates: • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 • Wednesday, December 6, 2017 • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 • Tuesday, January 30, 2018

• Buy one get one free tickets can be purchased through all regular outlets online, through the call center and at the ticket booth. • Zip code verification from any one of the nine Bay Area counties will be required. • Guests need to pick up tickets directly from the ticket booth on the day of their tour by presenting photo ID and confirmation number (no e-tickets available). • The complimentary ticket is for the purchase of an equal or lesser value ticket.

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CATHOLIC LEADERS STAND WITH DACA RECIPIENTS

Reuniones Públicas de la Junta Directiva de VTA para 2018

At Event in San Jose, County’s Clergy Urge Congress to Pass Legislation to Protect “Dreamers”

La Junta Directiva de Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) lo invita a asistir a las siguientes reuniones públicas de la Junta Directiva de VTA:

Jueves, 4 de enero ..................... 5:30 p.m. Jueves, 1 de febrero................... 5:30 p.m. Jueves, 1 de marzo..................... 5:30 p.m. Cámaras de la Junta de Supervisores (Board of Supervisors Chambers) County Government Center 70 West Hedding Street, San Jose Se puede llegar a este lugar usando las Líneas 61, 62, 66 y 181 de autobuses y tranvías de VTA. Por favor, comuníquese con la Secretaria de la Oficina de la Junta llamando al (408) 321-5680 o envíe un correo electrónico a board.secretary@vta.org para confirmar la fecha y el lugar de las reuniones. *Si desea obtener información adicional, agendas de reuniones y calendarios de otras reuniones de los Comités de VTA, por favor visite vta.org.

Catholic Charities of San Jose/ El Observador SAN JOSE, CA – On Thursday December 14th Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County and the Diocese of San Jose, along with Santa Clara University, community leaders and faith leaders, held a press conference informing DACA recipients, their families, and the undocumented community that they must not give up hope that they can have a path to citizenship. The announcement was made at Most Holy Trinity Church in East Side San Jose, where the Bishop of the Diocese of San Jose, Patrick J. McGrath, along with other clergy leaders in Santa Clara County declared their support for DACA and the Dreamers. This included their support for protections from deportation and a path to citizenship. The DREAM Act has been an attempt at facilitating these undocumented students by providing the nearly 800,000 participants under the DACA program a process for becoming legal citizens while they live, study and work in the US. “We must urge Congress to protect Dreamers and pass the DREAM Act to protect them from deportation,” said Gregory R. Kepferle, CEO of Catholic Charities of Santa

Clara County. “These youths were brought to the U.S. as children through no fault of their own, they did not decide to break a law. They are now productive members of our congregations and communities, students in our schools, and workers in our businesses. We cannot turn them away.” Speakers at the event talked about the importance of legislative solution and how their organizations are helping DACA recipients lead productive lives despite an uncertain future. Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services was also present, discussing how there may be other paths to citizenship for Dreamers and the undocumented community. “Our undocumented friends and neighbors need to know that there are other paths to citizenship that they should explore,” said Robert Yabes, Program Director, Immigration Legal Services, Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County. “Catholic Charities provides free Citizenship Workshops where attendees can be screened for eligibility for these options to attain citizenship.” While most DACA recipients are from the Latin American community, the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community is especially affected by the rescinding of DACA. Young adults from the API community make up about

10% of DACA recipients. Since the administration’s announcement on September 5 to wind down the DACA program by March 5, 2018, approximately 77% of eligible DACA recipients applied by the one-month deadline of October 5 to renew their status, which provides legal work authorization and protection from deportation. Unfortunately, on March 6, 2018 approximately 1,400 Dreamers will lose their legal work authorization and will become subject to deportation daily.

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“The mass migrations caused by persecution, civil war, the collapse of social safety nets in many countries and terrorism challenge us to be the Lord’s ‘light and salvation’ to those who have lost hope,” said Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, head of the Diocese of San Jose. According to Catholic Charities, “It is important to pass legislative solution to protect Dreamers because they are American youth, woven into the fabric of our society. They should be allowed to go to college, find legal work, and help support their families.” The support from Catholic Charities and the leadership of the Catholic community in Santa Clara County offers a pillar of unity for the community, now very much including the Dreamers.

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DECEMBER 22 - 28 2017 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

580 E. Jackson St

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • 10pm Spanish

Holy F

M O U N TA I N V I E W St. Athanasius

160 N. Rengstorff Ave. • 650.961.8600

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

SAN JOS Holy C

Christmas Day • 8am English • 9:30am Spanish • 11:15am English • 1pm Spanish • No 5:30pm on Christmas Day

4848 Pearl Ave.

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

Holy Korea

1523 McLaughlin A

Christmas Eve • 9pm Korean

St. Joseph

582 Hope St. • 650.967.3831

Blessed Christmas To All!

Find a Christmas Mass near you. Visit www.dsj.org/christmas A LV I S O Our Lady Star Of The Sea

1385 Michigan Ave. • 408.263.2121

Christmas Eve • 7pm English/Spanish

Christmas Day • 10am English • 12pm Spanish

CAMPBELL St. Lucy

2350 Winchester Blvd. • 408.378.2464

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

ChristmasDay • 7am English • 9am English • 11am English • 1pm Spanish

C U P E RT I N O St. Joseph of Cupertino

10110 N. DeAnza Blvd. • 408.252.7653

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

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

GILROY St. Mary

11 First St. • 408.847.5151

Christmas Eve • 7am Simbang Gabi novena of Mass • 5pm English Family Mass • 7:30pm Spanish Family 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

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L O S A LTO S ( C O N T. ) St. Simon

1860 Grant Ave. • 650.967.8311

Christmas Eve • 3pm English Children Mass • 5pm English Children Mass • 11:30pm Carols • Midnight English

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

St. William

611 S. El Monte Ave. • 650.559.2080

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

Christmas Day • 9am English • 11am 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 • 10am English

750 Sequoia Dr. • 408.262.8100

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

St. John the Baptist

279 S. Main St. • 408.262.2546

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 7pm English • Midnight 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 Christmas Day • Midnight English (Stanford • 12pm English Memorial Church) (Stanford Memorial Church)

St. Thomas Aquinas

751 Waverley St. • 650.494.2496

Christmas Eve • 6pm English • 11pm Latin

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

Our Lady of the Rosary • 3233 Cowper St.

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

Christmas Day • 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 • 7:30pm Spanish • 11pm - midnight English/ Spanish Lessons and Carols

Christmas Day • 12am Mass • 9am English • 10:30am Spanish

Christ the King

5284 Monterey Rd. • 408.362.9958

M I L P I TA S St. Elizabeth

Christmas Eve • 3:30pm Vietnamese Family Mass • 5:30pm English Family Mass • 7:30pm Vietnames • 11:30pm Christmas Carol • Midnight English

Christmas Eve • 5pm English Family Mass • 7pm Tamil • 10:30pm - Midnight English/ Spanish

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

Christmas Eve • 6pm English • 8pm Vietnamese • 10pm Spanish

Christmas Day • 8am Vietnamese • 10am English • 12pm Spanish

Church of the Transfiguration 4325 Jarvis Ave. • 408.264.3600

Christmas Eve • 6pm English

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

Five Wounds Portuguese National Church

1375 E. Santa Clara St. • 408.292.2123

Christmas Eve • 7:30am English • 9am English • 10:30am Portuguese • 5:30pm Family Mass with Children’s Pageant • Midnight English Portuguese

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

Holy S

1200 Redmond Av

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Church, Gym Pageant • 6:30pm English • 9pm English • 11:55pm English

Immaculate Heart

(at Five Wounds) 137

Christmas Eve • 9:30am IES Chapel • 12:30pm • 9:30pm

Most Hol

2940 Nassau Dr

Christmas Eve • 4pm Vietnamese • 6pm English • 8pm Spanish • 10pm Vietnamese • Midnight English/ Tagalog

Our Lady of

2020 E. San Antonio

Christmas Eve • 5pm Spanish • 6:30pm English • 10:30pm Spanish

Our Lady o

389 E. Santa Clara

Christm • Flanagan Hall (former gy School): 4pm Vietnames 7pm Vietnamese, 8:30pm 10:30pm English/Spanish • Silver Creek High School: 6pm Vietnamese • Vietnamese Cultural Cen 5:30pm Vietnamese, 7pm • St. Frances Cabrini: 7:30p • St. Victor: 7:30pm Vietna • St. John the Baptist: 9pm Christm • Flanagan Hall (former gy School): 7:30am Vietnam 10:30am English, Noon S 4pm Vietnamese, 5:30pm • Silver Creek High School: 10am Vietnamese • Vietnamese Cultural Cen 9am Vietnamese • St. John the Baptist: 4:45p • Holy Family: 5pm Vietna • St. Victor Church: 7pm V


E ( C O N T. ) Cross

t. • 408.294.2440

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

Family

. • 408.265.4040

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

an Martyrs

Ave. • 408.564.4947

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

Spirit

ve. • 408.997.5100

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

t of Mary Oratory

75 E. Santa Clara St.

Christmas Day • 9:30am IES Chapel • 12:30pm

ly Trinity

r. • 408.729.0101

Christmas Day • 9:30am English • 12:30pm Tagalog • 3:45pm Vietnamese

f Guadalupe

o St. • 408.258.7057

Christmas Day • 7:45am Spanish • 9am English • 11am Spanish

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a St. • 408.294.8120

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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 Spanish • 9pm Vietnamese

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

Christmas Eve • 5pm English/Spanish • 7pm Spanish • Midnight Spanish

Christmas Day • 10am English • Noon Spanish

St. Anthony

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

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (McKean) • 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 • 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 • 6:30am English • 8am English • 9:30am English • 11am English • 12:30pm English

St. Frances Cabrini

15333 Woodard Rd. • 408.879.1120

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

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

St. Francis of Assisi

5111 San Felipe Rd. • 408.223.1562

Christmas Eve • 4pm English (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • 5:00pm English (Villages) • 6pm Vietnamese (Chapel) • 6pm English (Gathering Hall) • 9pm English (Chapel & Gathering Hall) • Midnight English (Chapel)

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Christmas Day • 7:30am English (Chapel) • 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 • 10:30pm English

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

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

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

St. Leo the Great

88 Race St. • 408.293.3503

Christmas Eve • 5pm English • Midnight English/Spanish

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

St. Maria Goretti

2980 Senter Rd. • 408.363.2300

Christmas Eve • 5:30pm English • 7:30pm Spanish • 9:30pm Vietnamese • 11:30pm English

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 • 11:30pm Christmas Carols • Midnight Mass English

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

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

Christmas Eve • information unavailable

Christmas Day • information unavailable

St. Thomas of Canterbury 1522 McCoy Ave. • 408.378.1595

Christmas Eve • 5:15pm English • 10pm English

Christmas Day • 9am English

St. Victor

3108 Sierra Rd. • 408.251.7055

Christmas Eve • 4pm English • 5:30pm English • 7:30pm Vietnamese • Midnight 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 Christmas Day • 4pm English Children Mass • 9am English • 6pm English • 11am English • 9pm English • Midnight 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 Spanish • 11pm (Christmas Carols) • Midnight English

S A N TA C L A R A ( C O N T. ) St. Clare

941 Lexington St. • 408.248.7786

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

Christmas Day • 9am English

St. Justin

2655 Homestead Rd. • 408.296.1193

Christmas Eve • 4pm English Family Mass • 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

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Hai Di Lao Hot Pot es una cadena internacional de restaurantes de hot pot. Estamos buscando candidatos con pasión por la industria de los restaurantes. Posiciones de personal de cocina disponibles desde $15- $28 la hora ¡Aplique hoy para unirse a nuestro equipo! Ubicación: 19409 Stevens creek Blvd Ste 100, Cupertino, CA 95014 Teléfono: 626 510-3446 Se habla español. Correo electrónico: Haidilaohr@gmail.com ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320101 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In

the matter of the application of: Arturo Buenrostro. Petitioner (s) Arturo Buenrostro has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this

court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arturo A. Buenrostro to Alejandro Cyrus. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested

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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 3/13/2018 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

Drivers: Local San Mateo, Home Daily! $2,000.00 Sign-On Bonus! $85k+/yr, Monday-Saturday Flatbed Openings Full Benefits, Many Bonuses & More!! 1yr Class-A or Class-B Exp. Req. (Moffett Exp. a plus) Hub Group Dedicated: 855-902-6394 general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. December 6, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV315935 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Okokon Matthew Ibanga. Petitioner (s) Okokon Matthew Ibanga has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Okokon Matthew Ibanga to Matthew Ibanga. 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 3/20/2018 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 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV318362 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Bobby Nguyen. Petitioner (s) Bobby Nguyen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Bada Zimniski to Neylan Bada Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing


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indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/06/2018 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 30, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317759 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tonek Alkhspor Ordshahi, Lorance Malkham Khanghah and Sainet Alkaspor Ordshahi. Petitioner (s) Tonek Alkhspor ordshahi, Lorance malkham Khanghah and Sainet Alkaspor Ordshahi have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tonek Alkhspor Ordshahi to Tonek Alkhas b. Lorance Malkham Khanghah to Lorance Malkham Alkhas c. Sainet Alkhaspor Ordashi to Sainet Alkhas. 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 1/30/2018 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 18, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320496 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Samantha K Carpenter. Petitioner (s) Samantha K Carpenter has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Samantha K Carpenter to Samantha Carpenter Totoni. 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

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/20/2018 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 14, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320529 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Veronica Marina Hernandez. Petitioner (s) Veronica Marina Hernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Veronica Marina Hernandez to Veronica Marina Madriz. 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 3/27/2018 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 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317786 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marta Hailu Abay. Petitioner (s) Marta Hailu Abay has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Marta Hailu Abay to Marta Abay Woldeyohannes. 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 01/30/2018 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 hear-

ing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 20, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636652 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Bay Events 872 N. 4th St San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Tracie Ho 872 N. 4th St San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/01/2017 “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.) Tracie Ho December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/08/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636872 The following person(s) is (are) doing business 5 Star Janitorial Services 1400 E Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara County. Victor Ramos 1400 E Campbell, CA

95008. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 07/15/2017 “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.) Victor Ramos December 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 12, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/15/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636115 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Car West 521 Charcot Ave Suite 157 San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara County. MCG Investment INC 521 Charcot Ave Suite 157 San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by a corporation; 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.) Tayfun B Tufekcioglu President December 15, 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 2018

DECEMBER 22 - 28 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/20/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636513 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Mo Land 3500 Granada Ave Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara County. Mohsen Asefi 3500 Granada Ave Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/04/2017. “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.) Mohsen Asefi December 15, 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/04/2017 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 636653 The following person(s) is (are) doing business JJ Gardening Services 1681 Scotty St San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara County. Juan Jose Arciniega Lopez 1681 Scotty St San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names

listed hereon, 10/10/2017. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Juan Jose Arciniega Lopez December 15, 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 2018 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/08/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317349 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Josefina Serrano. Petitioner (s) Kaylee Gricell Justiniano Serrano has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kaylee Gricell Justiniano Serrano to Kaylee Gricell Serrano. 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 1/23/2018 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 hear-


DECEMBER 22 - 28, 2017 ing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 13, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 15, 22, 29, 2017; January 5, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV320057 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Angela Kerstin Pariseau. Petitioner (s) Angela Kerstin Pariseau has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angela Kerstin Pariseau to Angie Kaiyah Love. 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 3/13/2018 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 5, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon

Judge of the SupeFICTITIOUS rior Court BUSINESS NAME December 15, 22, STATEMENT 29, 2017; January NO. 636505 5, 2018 The following person(s) is (are) ORDER TO SHOW doing business AsCAUSE FOR sets Development CHANGE OF INC 1158 Turtlerock NAME Dr San Jose, CA NO. 17CV320023 95122, Santa Clara Superior Court of County. Assets California, County Development INC of Santa Clara-In 1158 Turtlerock the matter of the Dr San Jose, CA application of: 95122. This busiMorteza Monemiza- ness is conducted deh and Samira by a corporation; Hozeifi. Petitioner registrant has (s) Morteza Mo- begun transacting nemizadeti and business under the Samira Hozeifi has fictitious business filed a petition for name or names Change of Name listed hereon, with the clerk of this 11/16/2017. “I court for a decree declare that all changing names as information in this follows: a. Diana statement is true Monemizadeh to and correct.” (A Lillian Monemiza- registrant who deh. THE COURT declares as true ORDERS that all information which persons interested he or she knows to in this matter ap- be false is guilty of pear before this a crime.) court at the hearing Brandon Mai indicated below CEO to show cause, December 8, 15, if any, why the 22, 29, 2017 petition for change This statement was of name should filed with the Counnot be granted on ty of Santa Clara on 3/13/2018 at 8:45 12/04/2017 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. FICTITIOUS First Street, San BUSINESS NAME Jose, CA 95113. A STATEMENT copy of the Order NO. 636414 to Show cause shall The following be published at person(s) is (are) least once a week doing business for four successive Fandely Towing weeks prior to the 1801 Camargo date set for hear- Dr San Jose, CA ing on the petition 95132, Santa Clara Guevara in El Observador, County. 1901 a newspaper of Eduardo general circula- Camargo Dr San tion, printed in the Jose, CA 95132. county of Santa This business is conducted by an inClara. dividual; registrant December 5, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon has begun transbusiness Judge of the Supe- acting under the fictitious rior Court December 15, 22, business name or 29, 2017; January names listed hereon, 06/24/2017. 5, 2018 “I declare that

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com 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.) Eduardo Guevara December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/30/2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319805 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Saeid Samimi Sereshki. Petitioner (s) Saeid Samimi Sereshki has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Saeid Samimi Sereshki to Saeid Samimi. 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 3/13/2018 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, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017

NAME NO. 17CV319708 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Guermo Adrian Bernal Reyes. Petitioner (s) Guermo Adrian Bernal Reyes has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Guermo Adrian Bernal Reyes to Guillermo Adrian Bernal Reyes. 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 3/06/2018 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, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV319924 Superior Court of California, County of Santa ClaraIn the matter of the application of: Zheng Cheng Coyle. Petitioner (s) Zheng Cheng Coyle has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Zheng Cheng Coyle to Claire Zheng Cheng Coyle. 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 3/13/2018 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 1, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW Rise Jones Pichon CAUSE FOR Judge of the SupeCHANGE OF rior Court NAME December 8, 15, NO. 17CV318217 22, 29, 2017 Superior Court of California, County ORDER TO SHOW of Santa Clara-In CAUSE FOR the matter of the CHANGE OF application of:

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS Chelsey Kapiolani Plyer. Petitioner (s) Chelsey Kapiolani Plyer has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chelsey Kapiolani Plyer to Chelsey Kapiolani Cabacungan. 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 2/06/2018 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 26, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV316280 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Carlos Corona, Elisabeth Corona. Petitioner (s) Carlos Corona, Elisabeth Corona has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree

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changing names as follows: a. Xavier Felix Moreno to Xavier Felix Corona. 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 1/02/2018 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. September 25, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon Judge of the Superior Court December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 17CV317945 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nancy Anh Thu Pham. Petitioner (s) Nancy Anh Thu Pham has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Nancy Anh Thu Pham to Kaia Pham. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court


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at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 02/06/2018 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 23, 2017 Rise Jones Pichon

Judge of the Superior Court December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Arthur C. Gomez No.17PR182390 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Reuben Gomez and Albert A. Gomez in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The Petition for Probate requests that Sidney C. Flores be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Arthur C. Gomez. The petition requests

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administer of Estate Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person Files and objection

to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 2/16/2018 at 9:00am, Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor

of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal repres5entative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may af-

fect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Peti-

DECEMBER 22 - 28 2017 tioner: Reuben Gomez and Albert A. Gomez 781 Elm Street San Jose, CA 95126 408-726-7275 December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 NOTICE OF SERVICE OF PROCESS BY PUBLICATION STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA NEW HANOVER COUNTY In the District Court 17CVD3337 Yumary Axaela Garcia Gregoria v. Elmer Chas Carrillo. To: ELMER CHAS CARRILLO: Take notice that a pleading seeking

relief against you has been filed, in the above-entitled action. The nature of the relief being sought is as follows: CUSTODY. You are required to make defense to such pleading not later than January 17, 2017 and upon your failure to do so the party seeking service against you will apply to the court for the relief sought. This, the 8th day of December 2017 Margaret Jennings, Attorney for Plaintiff 1501 S. 3rd St., Wilmington, NC 28401. (910)7620850

POST NET NEUTRALITY, CAN MUNICIPAL ISPS FREE THE INTERNET? now freely discriminate based on content. And the FCC has just made it harder for states to pass their own version of net neutrality. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the rules an unnecessary burden and predicts lifting them will stimulate companies to invest more in infrastructure and offer more service options. Consultant Craig Settles, who works with cities on broadband issues, foresees a major backlash and a trend toward democratic ISPs that are set up to offer low-cost, highquality internet access, with leaders that must answer to voters. "There will be activity for municipal broadband because that's going to be the only way to really fight back," he says.  Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. - After the Federal Communications Commission voted to kill net neutrality on Thursday, some California cities are looking to create or expand municipal internet service to preserve open, fair and affordable online access. Manhattan Beach is exploring the possibility, and Santa Monica, Burbank, Beverly Hills and Long Beach already have small, publicly-owned broadband networks.  Christopher Mitchell, director of the

Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local SelfReliance, says the FCC's move could be the catalyst for a consumer revolution. "In areas that are stuck with just Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and Charter, we expect to see more people trying to build an alternative network," he predicts. The FCC voted to lift Obama-era rules that prevented internet service providers from establishing fast lanes that give big companies' websites a huge advantage over those run by small businesses, nonprofits, individuals and public agencies.  Internet service providers (ISPs) can also

Sonic is an independent, local ISP in California that has pledged to maintain net neutrality. The company's Chief Marketing Officer Tara Sharp promises, "We will never slow down or buffer any site. We will also

never accept payment from any company to speed up their site." Sharp speculates that the large internet providers might start offering to make your favorite sites run faster for an extra monthly fee or offer packages of sites with tiered fee levels. Matthew Rantanen runs a small broadband network for Native American tribes that are part of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association. He says his network depends on bandwidth purchased from large providers - and is therefore at their mercy. "Even though our network would be net neutral, it could be doing that control at the 'head end' that provides the fiber to us," explains Rantanen. "We could be censored and controlled from 'upstream.'" The FCC decision is certain to be challenged in court, and a judge will have to decide whether to issue an injunction to preserve net neutrality while the litigation proceeds.

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The Death of the Internet: What Happens Now? Internet?” No. Stop saying that! I can imagine a future where ISPs use their newfound freedom to turn the data they collect into action. They can now monetize your data just like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and other big tech companies. Some may try to sell ads, but the smart ones will create universal IDs that work across devices and across wired and wireless networks (a little corp dev will be needed here). This will give them a huge competitive advantage over their single walled garden or single ecosystem competitors.

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Net Neutrality rules were originally enacted to ensure that all Americans would have equal access to a free and open Internet. We can argue about what Net Neutrality rules did and did not accomplish in a moment, but now I want to explore the most sensational of all the post–Net Neutrality fears: the death of the Internet. If you’re still reading, you know that the FCC voted to repeal Net Neutrality rules (aka the Open Internet) and replace it with the “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. The outcry from the Open Internet camp has been loud, hyperbolic, hypothetical, and mostly based on the fundamental principles of “what if.” “If Net Neutrality Is Repealed, the Internet Will Die!” I’m paraphrasing, of course, but this is what many proponents of Net Neutrality believe. My issue with this line of thinking is that the idea presupposes the Internet was previously alive and well. It was not. Since the beginning of this decade, the Internet has become dominated by a handful of exceptionally big and powerful ISPs (Comcast, Charter, AT&T, Verizon, etc.) and another handful of exceptionally big and powerful walled gardens and ecosystems (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Microsoft, and Alphabet). The free and open Internet became the paid and closed Internet long ago, and Net Neutrality was not doing much to change that. In a post–Net Neutrality world, there is a fear that start-ups and small companies will not be able to compete with big companies. There’s a fear that ISPs will be able to censor competitive content or degrade your ability to consume it if you don’t pay more. There’s a fear that ISPs could package the Internet into bundles like cable TV (movie sites, social media sites, blogs, etc.). There’s a fear that privacy is over forever. I’m not done listing all the things people fear about the repeal of Net Neutrality, but let’s just stop here. No one knows exactly how all of this is going to unfold. But remember, consumers always vote with their wallets.

“If Net Neutrality Is Repealed, the Internet Will Live!” I’m not paraphrasing here. Very few people understand the underlying technology of the Internet well enough to describe what it is, or how it works. Therefore, very few people can argue about the life or death of the Internet in the context of Net Neutrality. What proponents of the Restoring Internet Freedom order are mostly in favor of is minimal (or no) government regulation. That, in case you are wondering, is not a technical argument. The overarching theory behind the FCC’s repeal is that the free market will take care of the Internet – just like it did before 2015 (the year Net Neutrality rules were enacted). The Fine Print If you believe that the Internet was free and open before December 14, 2017, you are not alone. You are also not correct. Under Net Neutrality there were fast lanes and slow lanes, and a loophole called zero-rating which allowed services like T-Mobile’s “Binge On” to exempt certain streaming services from its data counts. There were other loopholes written into the rules where specific clauses included phrases such as, “Subject to reasonable network management,” which basically meant ISPs could throttle traffic if they thought they had to. Wait. What? Yes, under the recently repealed rules, if a network operator had to choose between throttling your service to allow other users on its network to enjoy reasonable connectivity, and not throttling your service, you got throttled. Thinking About the Future What will change now? Nothing much. The big ISPs are all standing outside in the bright sunshine, and none of them are going to mess around with your connectivity while this is a hot-button issue. In the meantime, a bunch of very high-priced lawyers and expert witnesses are about to get busy (and rich). That’s pretty much guaranteed. We could see some bad actors do bad things. Especially where consumers have limited ISP choices. Won’t that be like the “death of the

In a strange twist, an ISP-based universal ID schema would help small companies and start-ups and every advertiser compete with big tech in ways that are not possible today. To understand how this might come to exist, you need to understand the way information travels over networks. If you’re already an Internet Jedi, let’s have a Socratic discussion about this. If you’re not, go deep (you can use the Internet to do your research — as of this morning, there was still an Internet) so you can join the conversation. There’s a big opportunity here. In practice, it could change the balance of power in content delivery, advertising, digital assistance, and messaging. Which is why, generally speaking, ISPs love the FCC decision and why, generally speaking, content providers hate it. Innovation and Continuous Improvement The velocity of data is increasing and will always increase. Prior to 1986, all of the information

ever created by humans was estimated to be equal to 227 Exabytes (EB). Today, IBM estimates that we are creating 1.86 EB of data per hour, that’s over 16 Zetabytes (ZB) per year. And just in case that stat doesn’t blow your mind, IBM also believes that humans have created 90 percent of the data ever created in the last 24 months. There are several sources that predict we will increase our data creation 10x (to roughly 163 ZB per year) by 2025. Much of this data will be moved around the world over the Internet. We are going to need some rules. In fact, we’re going to need a law. From my perspective, that law would prohibit blocking lawful content, prohibit throttling traffic, and prohibit paid prioritization. This should not be done under Title II of the almost 100-year-old Communications Act of 1934. We need a new federal law that reflects the will of the majority of the American people. Of course, I can also imagine a future where Washington, DC, is too gridlocked to pass any kind of meaningful laws to govern the Internet. Which means every time a different political party gets the opportunity to appoint an FCC, the rules will change. Which is why, I believe, reports of the “death of the Internet” have been greatly exaggerated. Author’s note: This is not a sponsored post. I am the author of this article and it expresses my own opinions. I am not, nor is my company, receiving compensation for it.


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Velan por que se cumplan las leyes astrales del espacio y las leyes naturales de la tierra. Potestades: Protegen los cielos en contra del mal y guían a las almas al momento de la muerte. Son los ángeles encargados de luchar contra los ángeles caídos, y ayudar a la humanidad a rechazar toda tentación maligna, acercándola al amor y a la bondad de Dios. Principados: Su principal función es proteger a los creyentes, además de cuidar las naciones del mundo, a los gobernantes, dirigentes, instituciones y a todos aquellos cuya voluntad y decisión afecta de manera directa a millones de personas.

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En las últimas décadas se ha popularizado el tema de los Ángeles guardianes, según la teología, todos tenemos un Ángel guardián que nos guía, orienta y protege del peligro. Los Ángeles son seres de luz maravillosos creados por Dios, con muchos poderes espirituales y milagrosos. Se cree que los Ángeles se originaron el segundo día de la creación y sus milagrosas apariciones y anécdotas se ven trazadas en un sinfín de pasajes de la historia, asimismo en los relatos bíblicos y de otros libros sagrados. Existen infinidad de Ángeles que teológicamente han sido ordenados en una gran jerarquía. La palabra Ángel proviene del griego “angelos” que significa mensajero. Una de las historias de la Biblia más memorable referente a la aparición de ángeles ocurrió durante la anunciación del Ángel Gabriel a la Virgen María, Lucas 1:26-56.

Arcángeles: Son los mensajeros de Dios e interceden ante su trono por los pecados y debilidades del ser humano. Batallan continuamente en contra de las fuerzas oscuras, los demonios y los espíritus malignos. Se les considera como los ángeles más elevados.Ángeles: Son los seres celestiales más cercanos a la humanidad, seres de luz que son conocidos como los intermediarios entre la humanidad y los designios y poder de Dios. Los más conocidos son los ángeles guardianes que siempre procuran su ayuda y protección a todo ser viviente. Existen cuatro Arcángeles que gobiernan las fuerzas cósmicas de los cuatro puntos cardinales: Norte: Arcángel San Uriel Sur: Arcángel San Miguel Este: Arcángel San Rafael Oeste: Arcángel San Gabriel Un Ángel para cada día Lunes: Arcángel Gabriel, es el mensajero de Dios y el encargado de traer grandes noticias. Sus máximas virtudes son la verdad, el amor y la gratitud.

“Grande es la dignidad de las almas cuando cada una de ellas desde el momento de nacer tienen un Ángel destinado para su custodia”. San Jerónimo.

Martes: Arcángel Chamuel, es quien infunde el amor y la devoción a Dios. Sus virtudes principales son la lealtad, la fidelidad y la sensibilidad.

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Miércoles: Arcángel Rafael, su nombre significa medicina de Dios. Es el ángel que cura todos los males.. Entre sus virtudes están el poder curativo, la fuerza divina y la protección. Es llamado el ángel de la ciencia y el conocimiento.

Serafines: Son los que están más cerca del trono celestial, su función es cantar y alabar a Dios. Se les describe como luz y pensamientos puros, espíritus sanadores tan magnánimos y brillantes como el resplandor del sol. Querubines: Se encargan de proteger el árbol de la vida eterna, guardianes del jardín del edén y el paraíso terrenal, protectores de todo el conocimiento universal. Poseen la sabiduría y la bondad que emanan del poder de Dios. Tronos: También conocidos como “ophaim o ruedas”y son el medio de transporte de Dios. Inspirados en la eterna misión de alabar y santificar el poder y la gracia perpetua del Creador. Su ubicación angelical es frente al trono de Dios. Dominaciones: Son los encargados de llevar la cuenta de los seres celestiales y mantener el orden y el equilibrio en el universo. Son ampliamente descritos como seres misericordiosos que ayudan en su misión a otros ángeles de menor jerarquía. Virtudes: Se encargan de hacer milagros, bendecir a Dios

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Jueves: Arcángel Zadquiel, es el ángel de la invocación y la libertad. Las virtudes que le acompañan son la esperanza, la conversión de las almas y la caridad. Viernes: Arcángel Miguel, es el guardián de la fe y el eterno vencedor del mal. Estará presente en la tierra el día del juicio final. Entre sus nobles virtudes se encuentran, el poder de Dios, la fuerza de voluntad, la fe infinita y la justicia divina. Sábado: Arcángel Anael, es el que brinda paz y tranquilidad. Entre sus virtudes encontramos la iluminación, la calma y la misericordia. Domingo: Arcángel Uriel, es el ángel de la profecía, el arrepentimiento y la música armónica. Sus virtudes son la gracia, el buen karma, la unión y la armonía. Su nombre significa fuego de Dios.

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TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Business supporters of California's national monuments say they're worried they may be next after President Donald Trump downsized two national monuments this week in Utah. The business community near Mojave Trails, Sand to Snow and Castle Mountains National Monuments is  declaring support  for these protected areas with three billboards and a series of banners across the Inland Empire.  Breanne Dusastre, director of marketing for the 29 Palms Inn, says Trump's moves to cut the size of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments show he's unconcerned with the effect on local communities.  "While Sand to Snow has been mentioned as being off the review list," she says, "until the same happens for Mojave Trails and Castle Mountains, given the actions that the administration has taken, there's

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