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OPINION

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Let us all appreciate 'one's life, its style, its tranquility and peace' in this American nation...especially where we live. Whether it is in Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA, USA) or elsewhere, we all need to appreciate that in the most powerful super-power of this world, transition of leadership has proceeded peacefully. No assassinations have occurred; no armed conflict between protagonists is happening in America. But let us all thank GOD that our nation is in 'peaceful turmoil' where the value of life has not yet been the cause of reducing cities to rubble. Let us remember that the Founding Father of America were White men who had migrated to America seeking their own 'Life, Liberty, and Peaceful pursuit of Happiness.” They had experienced Royalty who had abused them and their families in a variety of ways: Taxation without representation; no freedom to make personal choices; freedom to speak freely and openly; to assemble peaceably; to publish truthful facts and question those in authority

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without fear of retaliation or retribution; and to have the right of due process under the law of the land. In fact, in Europe there was no 'Law of the Land' during the 1700's. There existed Royalty who decreed undocumented 'English Common Law' to achieve their whims of the day. Women were chattel; debtors were jailed; many were enslaved.

We, who live in America today, must realize what the Founding Fathers gave future citizens of America. Two great gifts: The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution...especially its Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments). Democracy and its ideals were documented and by July 4, 1776 America's initial 13 colonies became the initial United States of America which was still imperfect. Later on, after the Civil War, President Abe Lincoln freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation, 1864). What followed was the Suffragette Movement which resulted in women having the right to vote; followed today by the struggle to not hassle those who are gay, lesbian, or transgender. These developments must be understood as a process whereby Democracy is made more perfect. And wherein all citizens understand that it is up to each one of us to have the knowledge, discipline and courage to live ,and let live, in peace and harmony in this fortunate nation into which many still

want to enter as immigrants.

America is more than 'a nation of immigrants'. It is a community wherein as a consequence of being free is to observe nature, to understand natural phenomenon happening on this earth and this universe. Many insightful, creative and innovative individuals have exercised their freedom to understand, create and innovate. In practice, today Silicon Valley is the epicenter of creativity and innovation which is being copied and monetized. The outcome is an accumulation of wealth which has become the major challenge of its economy, community and government. Some amongst us have too much wealth. Some do not have enough wealth to be engaged in this domestic economy as basic consumers. There are gaps in the capitalistic economic system and its practices. Gaps which result in extreme disparities and inequities which have created the same climate amongst residents as existed in Britain, France and Spain during the 1700's. Do not despair because the U.S. Constitution contains the tools to rectify and adjust the direction of our efforts so as to create a future which is desirable and equitable: First, each of us must understand that we did not create the natural wealth which

presently exists on this Earth. Communities of faith believe all natural wealth was created by GOD (and since the universe is still expanding per astrological observations, GOD is still at work). But here is my major point: Humanity is the steward of all on this earth; not the 'owner' nor the creator. Therefore, as stewards, during our lifetime, each of us must share our wealth according to our means and ability. Wealth was not meant to be stored in silos (banks); monetary systems were created to facilitate distribution and transactions in an economy which is monitored by government, presided over by 'We, The People' so as to mitigate the impact of power, influence, and greed. Elected officials, after being installed in their official jurisdiction, must set aside their partisan proclivity and ideology. White Supremicism, racism, nationalism, jihadism, misogyny, etc. cannot be the basis for inaction or action. The immediate job of elected officials is to make those policy decisions which may benefit the entire national community; not just a favored few. Enhancement of the common weal; the promotion of the greater good for the many must be the goal and objective.

sion making gridlock at the U.S. Congress. Elected officials must set aside their partisanship; retain their personal values and ideal; resist being 'bought off by lobbyists in order to conduct the people's business through debates, negotiations, and then reach the compromises which become the law of this American nation. An urgent reality is that Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs may be utilized to determine a basic level of 'guaranteed annual personal income' each individual resident receives as an entitlement, to be used to sustain an accepted level of humane existence. This 'basic life style' can be monitored and adjusted by local jurisdictions. The current practice of capitalism must be modified to mitigate the extreme accumulation of wealth by very few (the top 0.01%). Let's use charity and taxation to redistribute the wealth according to need. It is the humane Christian thing to do. This 2016 Christmas each of us must appreciate the gift of freedom of choice and resolve to protect, defend, and sustain these natural cycles, So Help Us GOD. Enjoy this Christmas; prepare to face the challenges we must face together as a diverse national community.

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El Año del Cambio Por José López Zamorano La Red Hispana Las fiestas de fin de año son, por definición, un periodo de pausa y reflexión, una oportunidad inmejorable para celebrar los logros, repasar las lecciones aprendidas, incluidos los errores, pero también son un momento de renovar la esperanza y comprometer los buenos propósitos para un nuevo ciclo de la vida. El desenlace de las elecciones del 8 de noviembre representará para millones de personas un antes y un después. Para más de la mitad de los 120 millones que emitieron su voto, incluidos millones de miembros de la comunidad de inmigrantes, el resultado no es sólo una decepción, sino motivo de temor e incertidumbre. El rostro del miedo no sólo tiene la fisonomía de posibles redadas, deten-

ciones y deportaciones masivas, sino de un número infinito de humillaciones y discriminaciones cotidianas. Desde el día de las elecciones se han registrado cientos de incidentes racistas y de odio, y no parece haber un sentido de urgencia del próximo liderazgo para frenarlas. Pero para casi la mitad de quienes emitieron su voto, el desenlace es una fuente de esperanza, luego de sentirse durante décadas ignorados y desdeñados por las elites políticas liberales y conservadoras de los centros de poder político y económico en Washington DC y Wall Street. Es indudable que, más allá de las preferencias políticas personales, el próximo año será uno de cambios, no sólo en la esfera de los asuntos domésticos como la economía, la salud o la migración, sino también en asuntos foráneos que impactan el comercio y la seguridad nacional de los Estados Unidos.

El presidente electo ha prometido crear millones de empleos, deportar a millones de inmigrantes indocumentados con record criminal, abolir Obamacare y reconsiderar sus relaciones con países como China y Rusia, además de renegociar los acuerdos comerciales del país, empezando por el TLCAN con México y China. Algunas de las posiciones del presidente electo han sufrido cambios en las últimas semanas, como parte de la evolución natural del periodo de hacer campaña a la era de hacer gobierno. Tales ajustes en sus posturas han generado un lógico nivel de incertidumbre, no sólo dentro sino fuera del país. Para la comunidad de inmigrantes es vital mantenerse informado cotidianamente del curso de la etapa de transición, de las declaraciones y posicionamientos en los temas de mayor interés personal, para evitar caer

víctimas de personas inescrupulosas que buscan medrar con el temor. Por fortuna existen muchos recursos a nuestro alcance, especialmente de organizaciones comunitarias que están listas a tender la mano a aquellos más vulnerables. No cabe el nerviosismo sino la determinación de mantenernos atentos a esta ola de cambios potenciales no sólo para evitar que nos afecten sino para hacer que nos beneficien. Una de las grandes lecciones del 2016 fue que cada voto cuenta. Es un llamado de alerta para los millones de latinos que son residentes permanentes elegibles a naturalizarse y para los ciudadanos que no están registrados para votar. Llegó a la hora de dejar de ser espectadores, para ser actores en la definición de nuestro futuro colectivo. Para más información visita www. laredhispana.org.

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BUSINESS

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GUÍA DE TARJETAS DE REGALO

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Better Business Bureau La temporada de fiestas se acerca rápidamente – ¡tan son plazos para comprar regalos! Durante esta temporada atareada, la gente a menudo no tiene tiempo para encontrar y comprar el regalo perfecto para todos en su lista. ¿La solución? ¡Tarjetas de regalo! Según una encuesta por la National Retail Federation, las tarjetas de regalo son los artículos más populares para regalos – ¡61% de los encuestados quiérelos! Hay dos principales tipos de tarjetas de regalo – las tarjetas de regalo de minoristas que solo pueden ser utilizados en establecimientos específicos y las tarjetas de regalo bancarias que funcionan como dinero en efectivo y pueden ser utilizados en casi cualquier lugar. Es libre comprar los primeros, mientras los últimos usualmente son acompañados con un honorario de compra. Una tarjeta de regalo es un gran regalo debido a su facilidad y versatilidad. Para hacer la experiencia aún más fácil, la FTC creó medidas de protección al consumidor para tarjetas de regalo en 2010. Las reglas establecen que: el dinero en una tarjeta de regalo no puede expirar por lo menos cinco años; los honorarios de inactividad se pueden cargar solamente después de que una tarjeta no se haya utilizado por lo menos un año; y la fecha de expiración se debe revelar claramente en la tarjeta y cualquier honorario se debe revelar claramente en la tarjeta o su empaquetado. Aunque tarjetas de regalo son un gran regalo para cualquier persona en su lista, todavía hay algunas cosas que debe considerar antes de que usted compra uno. Su BBB

recomienda que usted: • Lea las letras pequeñas. Busque en el empaquetado de la tarjeta y en la tarjeta para cargos, fechas de expiración, y términos y condiciones. Algunas organizaciones cobran comisiones de servicio, o limitarán la tarjeta de regalo a las compras “en tienda”, eso lo hace inútil para compras en línea. Si está comprando la tarjeta por teléfono o en línea, verifique si hay gastos de envió y manejo. • Comience con confianza. Es importante comprar de fuentes que usted conoce y confía. Evite los sitios de subastas en línea – las tarjetas pueden ser falsificadas u obtenidas ilegalmente. Los minoristas pueden cancelar tarjetas de regalo robadas o un criminal puede revender una tarjeta de regalo que ya han utilizado. Si está pensando en comprar una tarjeta de un sitio de reventa de tarjetas de regalo, tenga mucho cuidado. Es imposible verificar la cantidad en la tarjeta o ver si ha expirado. Si usted va en línea, asegúrese de buscar el negocio en bbb.org para ver su calificación, su historial de quejas, y comentarios de clientes anteriores. También es importante asegurarse de que el sitio es seguro: busque el “https:”, donde el “s” significa “seguro”. • Examine la tarjeta y su empaquetado para manipulación. Es común que los ladrones graban el PIN de una tarjeta y ponerlo de nuevo en el estante. Esperan la compra de la tarjeta y luego la utilizan en línea, borrando el valor, antes de que el cliente tenga la oportunidad de usarlo. Las tarjetas de regalo más seguras son las en una carcasa de plástico grueso. Asegúrese de que el empaquetado no ha sido manipulado y reviso la parte posterior de la tarjeta para asegurarse de

que el número PIN no ha sido expuesto y adhesivos protectores no son retirados. • Considere la minorista/banco. Considere si el beneficiario será capaz de usar la tarjeta ¿viven cerca del establecimiento, y si no, se puede utilizar la tarjeta en línea? También es importante tener en cuenta la situación financiera del minorista o restaurante. Si la ubicación del minorista cerca del beneficiario se cierra, puede ser difícil para ellos utilizar la tarjeta. Si la empresa sale de los negocios o va bancarrota, la tarjeta puede ser inútil. • Evite los estafadores. Las tarjetas de regalo también son populares entre los estafadores. Una señal común de que algo es una estafa es si se le pide que pague a través de una tarjeta de regalo o tarjeta prepagada – por lo general tarjetas bancarias, de Amazon y de iTunes. De hecho, hasta ahora en 2016, alrededor de 5% de los que reportaron perder dinero

a una estafa al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB pagaron al estafador con una tarjeta prepagada o una tarjeta de regalo. Negocios de confianza nunca exigirán una tarjeta de regalo como forma de pago. Si recibe una llamada telefónica pidiéndolo, cuelgue e informe al Rastreador de Estafas de BBB. • Proteja al beneficiario. Guarde el recibo y dárselo al beneficiario. Si la tarjeta es robada, un reemplazo se puede ser emitido si tiene el recibo. Si es posible, registre la tarjeta de regalo en el sitio web del negocio. Esto puede ayudarle a averiguar sobre cualquier mal uso de la tarjeta y proteger el saldo de la tarjeta en caso de que sea robado o perdido. • No dé información personal. Ninguna negocio confiable pedirá información personal cuando compre una tarjeta de regalo. Considérelo una señal de alerta si se le piden detalles personales.

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YOUR GUIDE TO GIFT CARDS The holidays are approaching quickly – meaning deadlines for gift-buying are as well! During this busy season, people often don’t have the time to find and buy the perfect gift for everyone on their list. The solution? Gift cards! According to a holiday shopping survey by the National Retail Federation, gift cards are the most popular gift items – 61% of those surveyed want them! There are two main types of gift cards – retail gift cards that can only be used at specific establishments, and bank gift cards that function like cash and can be used almost anywhere. The former are usually free to purchase, while the latter often are accompanied by a purchase fee. Gift cards are a great gift because of their ease and versatility. To make the experience even easier, the FTC put in place consumer protection measures for gift cards in 2010. The rules state that: money on a gift card can’t expire for at least five years; inactivity fees can be charged only after a card hasn’t been used for at least one year; and the expiration date must be clearly disclosed on the card and any fees must be clearly disclosed on the card or its packaging.

Although gift cards are a great one-size-fits-all gift, there are still a few things to consider when buying them. Your Better Business Bureau (BBB) recommends that you: • Read the fine print. Search the card’s packaging and the card itself for any fees, expiration dates, and terms and condition. Some organizations charge service fees, or will limit the gift card to “in store only” purchases, making it useless for online shopping. If you’re buying the card by phone or online, verify whether there will be any shipping and handling fees. • Start with trust. It’s important to buy from sources you know and trust. Avoid online auction sites – the cards may be counterfeit or obtained illegally. Retailers can cancel stolen gift cards or a criminal might resell a gift card they have already used. If you’re considering buying a card on a gift card resale site, be very careful. It’s impossible to verify the amount on the card or see if it’s expired. If you do go online, make sure to look up the business at bbb.org to view its rating, complaint history and reviews from past customers. It’s also

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important to make sure that the site is secure – look for the “https:”, where the “s” stands for “secure”. • Examine the card and packaging for tampering. It’s common for thieves to record a card’s PIN and put it back on the shelf. They wait for the card to be bought and then use it online, wiping the value, before the customer has a chance to. The safest gift cards are those in a thick plastic casing. Make sure the packaging hasn’t been tampered with, and check the back of the card to make sure that the PIN number hasn’t been exposed and no protective stickers have been removed. • Consider the retailer/bank. Consider whether the recipient will be able to use the card – do they live close to the establishment, and if not can they use the card online? It’s also important to consider the financial condition of the retailer or restaurant. If the store location near the recipient closes, it may be difficult for them to use the card. If the company goes out of business or files for bankruptcy, the card may be useless.

among scammers. One common sign that something is a scam is if you’re asked to pay through a gift card or prepaid card - usually bank, Amazon, and iTunes cards. In fact, so far in 2016, around 5% of those that reported losing money to a scam to BBB Scam Tracker paid the scammer with a prepaid card/gift card. Most trustworthy companies will never demand a gift card as any form of payment. If you get a phone call asking for such, hang up and report it to BBB Scam Tracker at bbb.org/scamtracker. • Protect the recipient. Keep the receipt and give it to the recipient. If a card is stolen, a replacement might be issued if you have the receipt. If possible, register the gift card on the store’s website. This can help you find out about any card misuse and protect the card’s balance in case it’s stolen or lost. • Don’t give out personal information. No trustworthy company will ever ask for personal information when you purchase a gift card. Consider it a red flag if you’re asked for personal details.

• Avoid scammers. Gift cards are also popular

3 FORMAS SENCILLAS DE AHORRAR TIEMPO Y DINERO DURANTE LAS FIESTAS StatePoint La temporada de fiestas es muy agitada. Entre comprar regalos, prepararse para las visitas y decorar la casa, en ocasiones puede haber la sensación de que el día no tiene suficientes horas, ni uno tiene suficiente dinero en el banco para hacerlo todo. Éstas son algunas formas excelentes de estresarse menos y ahorrar más tiempo y dinero durante la época más maravillosa, pero más ajetreada, del año: • Replantéese la decoración: Cambie las flores y coronas más costosas por fruta fresca para crear una sensación festiva sin quebrar la banca. Coloque limas y limones en un frutero transparente para crear una pieza de centro colorida. Añada alegría a las puertas colgando una granada de un listón. Utilice cualquier cítrico adicional para decorar las bebidas. Añada calidez a la disposición de la mesa rodeando las velas con peras y arándanos.

En una época del año donde es fácil excederse en los gastos, la aplicación también es una herramienta útil para monitorear su presupuesto para las fiestas, ya que muestra la cuenta corriente mientras compra. • Elija un tema para los regalos: Personalice los regalos para la familia y amigos cercanos pero cuando sea posible, elija un tema para el resto de su lista de regalos. Recorra sitios, circulares y estanterías para encontrar el mejor precio y, luego, compre en volumen. Ya sea que elija pijamas, juegos de regalo de chocolate o gorros y guantes, esta táctica también le ayudará a reducir múltiples salidas de compras y así poder aprovechar su presupuesto de regalos al máximo. Las tareas y gastos que se acumulan durante la temporada festiva pueden parecer interminables, pero hay algunas estrategias sencillas que usted puede emplear para hacer que sus festividades de fin de año sean menos estresantes y, quizás, incluso más significativas.

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StatePoint Most Americans want to stay healthy and prevent disease and illness. For many, this means getting regular check-ups and using their health plan benefits. For others, it seems that ignorance is bliss. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Americans get their preventive services only about half the time, even though preventive care is fully covered at no cost by most health plans under the Affordable Care Act. Preventive services save lives and decrease suffering from advanced illnesses. Vaccinations prevent life-threatening diseases. Health screenings can find serious conditions early. Managing diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure can prevent heart attacks, strokes or kidney failure. Despite these facts, there are numerous reasons people avoid their doctors. “Understanding why you avoid getting your needed preventive care is the first step in taking action for your health,” says Dr. Christina Stasiuk, senior medical director for Cigna. Dr. Christina and the experts at Cigna identified six types of people based on common perceptions. Thinking about where you fit can help you see why you may put off preventive care: • Procrastinators: Procrastinators fear that a check-up will discover a condition that needs to be addressed and will impact them personally and financially. They delay or avoid getting a check-up to cope with their apprehension. • What-if Worriers: What-if Worriers spend a lot of time thinking about unpleasant hypothetical situations and things. While some worriers see a doctor for every ache

or pain, others avoid check-ups altogether because they anticipate an unfavorable diagnosis. • Solitary Sufferers: Many people don’t get help from their doctors to avoid revealing personal issues or concerns -- especially related to mental health or substance use -because they’re ashamed and worried about being judged as weak by others. This fear also keeps them from using their Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) at work. • Super Savers: Super Savers always look for a good deal and hate to pay full price for anything. They pinch every penny and may view a check-up as not worth the cost. Some don’t even realize their health benefit plan covers preventive care services with no outof-pocket costs, or how advanced diseases may cost them much more time and money. • Workaholics: People in this group value work over any other activity. They may consider a check-up to be a waste of time, and don’t realize that poor health can impact the work performance they prize. • Self-Diagnosers: Self-Diagnosers feel confident that they are engaging in healthy activities and the need for a check-up doesn’t really apply to them. They may not consider that early on, many conditions have no physical symptoms. No matter what your own motivations and concerns may be, you can get tips on taking control of your health and using your health benefits to the fullest at Cigna.com. “From vaccinations to early detection, optimal health absolutely includes preventive care. Get past the hurdles and schedule your recommended check-ups. It is crucial for your long-term health and wellness,” says Dr. Christina.

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LAS ENMOLADAS PERFECTAS Enchiladas de Mole

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organized way to get a grasp on your days.

In this digital age, you may go days without using a pen and paper, but there are many reasons to skip the devices and stick to writing things down. From staying organized to planning your week to tracking career growth, here are a few things to take note of when it comes to taking notes.

• Using a planner to track your schedule can actually help you find missing time. You will have a better grasp on what is coming up and may even see a break that leaves you time to schedule dinner with a friend, try that new recipe you’ve been craving, or time to search for that special birthday present you need for the party this weekend.

• Look professional and stay organized at your next interview or meeting. Taking notes will make you look engaged and interested in what is happening, and a professional planner and/or notebook are must-have workplace accessories.

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

tamente. Agrega la Salsa Roja para Enchiladas Las Palmas® y el caldo de pollo. Deja hervir a fuego lento durante 15 minutos más, revolviendo ocasionalmente.

Cantidad de porciones: 6

• En una sartén, calienta las tortillas ligeramente de ambos lados y deja a un lado.

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• Esparce ½ taza de la salsa en el fondo de una bandeja para hornear de 9 x 13 pulgadas. Luego, sumerge ligeramente cada tortilla en la salsa, una a la vez. • Pon la tortilla remojada en la salsa sobre un plato. Coloca el pollo desmenuzado y el queso rallado sobre cada tortilla y enróllala. Coloca la tortilla con la unión hacia abajo en la bandeja para hornear. • Repite estos pasos con el resto de las tortillas y vierte el resto de la salsa encima. Por último, espolvorea con queso cotija, cebolla y todo el pollo que te haya sobrado.

PREPARACIÓN • Hornea las enchiladas durante 10 minutos. • Hierve los tomates con agua sobre el fuego medio. Tapa y deja cocinar durante 20 minutos. Retira del fuego, pela los tomates y luego licúalos en una procesadora de alimentos. • En una cacerola profunda, vierte el puré de tomate y la pasta de mole negro. Revuelve hasta que todo se disuelva comple-

• Espolvorea con el perejil picado, y con otro poco de queso cotija y sirve. *Para esta receta puedes probar la pasta de mole negro de Guelaguetza de la Chef Bricia Lopez, que se puede comprar en store.ilovemole.com.

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• Taking notes in longhand can help you retain more information, suggests a study from Princeton and UCLA, as taking notes makes you more likely to process the information and reframe it in your own words. Not only that, your notepad is likely to contain fewer distractions than your laptop, tablet or phone.

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• Making comments in your notebook or planner helps you become the publisher of your story, capturing your life’s moments along the way. These are tools that help you look back on events in a tangible way. • Rid yourself of the ever-present stress that comes with a busy life. Seeing everything written down will give you a sense of control. You will feel confident in knowing you have it all set, and keeping a record of your tasks in one location gives you an easy,

• Increase productivity by maximizing the 24 hours that you have. Seeing everything on paper will help you plan and prioritize. Having “scheduled downtime” can help you to know when to go full steam ahead and when to take a break and unwind for a bit. • Tracking in one place can also help prevent committing to things you can’t do. Wall calendars for the house are a great tracking tool for multiple schedules, helping day-today tasks run smoothly. • Whether you’re planning a wedding or a work conference, a planner is among the most important assets you can use to aid your efforts, helping you keep track of all the details, large and small. Find a favorite pen and a favorite planner, and get back to basics. It may have been a little while since you relied on paper, but you may find that writing things down helps you keep better track of all of life’s little details and makes you the publisher of your own story.

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California accounts for 20 percent of the total U.S. homeless population; a homeless group on Haight Street, San Francisco. Photo Credit: Franco Folini

Logan Pollard California News Service LOS ANGELES - California accounts for about 20 percent of the nation's homeless population. Wednesday December 21st marked National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, when vigils across the state and country honor the memories of homeless people who died this past year. Scott Larson, executive director of HomeAid Orange County, and chairman of the county's Commission to End Homelessness, said it's also a time to reflect on giving to those who are on the margins of society. The Coalition started this event in the 1990s. Larson explained why it's on December 21. "They chose this day because what would be one of the days you would not want to be homeless would be on the longest night of the year, the winter solstice," he explained. He said the face of homelessness in Orange County is complex, the homeless death rate is rising, but Larson explained that may be attributable to better reporting. The Orange County memorial service alone

will honor 175 people. Homeless numbers also have spiked in recent years in Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Diego counties. Federal statistics say about half of the nation's homeless population is over age 50. Larson said it could be weather, or greater exposure to illegal activity, but a lack of housing particularly makes people vulnerable. He said these vigils help bring attention to the issue of homelessness, and anyone can coordinate a similar event. "So, it's really an advocacy component, raising the awareness and bringing attention to, that this is something that occurs, that shouldn't be occurring," he said. "We have people die in our community every year, or every day. But people that are homeless, there are circumstances that, as the result of them being homeless, may have accentuated or led to their death." Larson's group is co-sponsoring an interfaith service. Long Beach, Los Angeles and other cities are also sponsoring events. He encourages people to get involved in ways that are meaningful to them, and stresses that it's important year-round, not just for the holidays.

ADDRESSING HOUSING CRISIS MOVING FORWARD Congresswoman Lee Welcomes Secretary Castro to the East Bay to discuss public-private partnerships to address housing crisis Oakland, CA – This past week Congresswoman Barbara Lee welcomed the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, to the East Bay to participate in a tour of the Lion Creek Crossings housing complex and learn about the programs and resources readily available to its residents. Following the tour, Congresswoman Lee hosted a roundtable discussion with Secretary Castro, stakeholders from Uber, Google, and Facebook and housing advocates to discuss the need to preserve affordable housing

and the potential for partnerships between the public and private sector to address the housing crisis in the district. “Now more than ever, it is vital that we work together to establish permanent solutions to the housing crisis in the East Bay. I am pleased that Secretary Castro accepted my invitation to come back to the East Bay to meet with housing advocates and leaders in the technology industry to talk about the potential for public-private housing partnerships,” said Congresswoman Lee. “Federal investments are critical to addressing our housing crisis but it also imperative that the private sector supports affordable housing projects that will keep longtime residents in the neighborhoods they call home.”

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SPENDING TIME WITH CANDIES AND PIÑATAS

Local business Dulcería Mi Carnaval benefits from a festive Mexican tradition during the holidays The candy itself also plays an important role during posadas. “Mostly people buy the traditional candy which is the mazapan, duvalins, peanuts, the marshmallow,” Velazquez said. However, not all the month of December generates profit for this family-owned business. Velazquez said that only about two weeks of December people go in to buy what they need for their posadas, as one of their biggest requests are the seven cone piñatas, one of the few places in San Jose that have them. But even then, Velasquez knows that during this season, “It’s a very good last month for us.” He hopes to keep expanding his business by making more custom made piñatas, which are mostly constructed and designed by his wife and him as that has brought in more customers from all backgrounds.

“We have people from India coming, not just Mexicans buy piñatas. We have Chinese and Japanese people, everybody’s buying a piñata for their kids so it has increased our profits when we do custom orders and that’s what brings our customers to our business,” Velazquez said. From local team customizations like a hat emblazoned with the Golden State Warriors logo, to custom Kim Kardashian pinata, these orders come in all shapes and sizes, but are crucial for the business. In one room of the shop Velasquez works on a custom rocket ship order, and just beyond the work table is a finished Disney Dumbo figure, complete with the iconic large ears. They will all break eventually if used for their purpose, but they are wonderful figures to look at until then.

Photo Caption: Jose Velasquez owns and manages Dulceria Mi Carnaval on the corner of Santa Clara and 24th Street. He has been here for 30 years, selling candies and building custom piñatas. Photo Credit: Estephany Haro

Estephany Haro El Observador Dulcería Mi Carnaval is a small family business located on the street corner of Santa Clara and 24th street in San Jose. Just like any other businesses, Dulcería Mi Carnaval relies on the holiday season to generate a great deal of its overall profits. The shop, a bright pink corner building, houses candy, party supplies and of course the piñatas. Although the main seller is the colorful cast of characters that are the piñatas at the shop, it is not due to people giving them out as gifts or for holiday birthdays, but purchasing them to celebrate one of Mexico’s most popular tradition during the holidays, las posadas navideñas. This tradition not only brings joy to families but also benefits business owners like Jose Velazquez, who has been running Dulcería Mi Carnaval for over 30 years. The partysupply business was passed on to him from his sister after she opened it in 1986. “It has always been a family business, my sister started like in 1986 and I took over like three or four years after she sold it to me, and I’ve been here ever since I've been with this business,” Velazquez said. During this time of the year, Velazquez sees a rise of people that organize posadas coming

into Dulcería Mi Carnaval as he sells the key items of this tradition. Piñatas, traditional candy, candles, and song booklets which are used as part of the communal tradition in Mexico and other parts of Latin America can be found here. The Posadas started in Mexico during the Colonial era to commemorate Joseph and Mary’s pilgrimage through Belen, Jerusalem, according to Mexico desconocido. They are celebrated in houses, churches and in the streets, making a very inclusive and community driven time of the year. The elements of a posada include singing, lighting candles, and breaking special piñatas which are essentially a sphere shape with 7 cones, like a 3 dimensional star. “The holidays are good for us because we sell a lot of traditional stars with seven cones, which means the seven deadly sins… they break one for every posada and people have them like 12 days before christmas,” Velazquez said. The seven cones of the piñatas represent the seven sins of the Christian religion: arrogance, avarice, lust, rage, gluttony, envy and laziness. Each cone representing one the sins, according to Zocalo Mexico. By breaking the cones off these colorful “posada piñatas” one is awarded with the treats within.


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SELF-DRIVING CARS: GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT? As the age of autonomous vehicles approaches, expect environmental benefits as well as safety Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk You know the future is here when you see that the car beside you at a red light has nobody at the helm. That’s already happening in California where a few companies (Uber, Google, Apple, Tesla) have begun testing autonomous vehicles on the open road—albeit with human drivers at the ready in case anything goes wrong. Meanwhile, the major automakers have begun integrating autonomous driving technologies (blind spot detection, GPS mapping, assisted parking, etc.) into existing models, and will surely offer their own fully self-driving cars once lawmakers qualify them as street legal, maybe as early as 2018. Proponents say that not only will driverless cars make our roads safer (as they can sense walkers, bikers, other cars and road infrastructure to avoid collisions), but will also be a boon to the environment. Zia Wadud, who co-authored a study released earlier this year assessing the travel, energy and carbon impacts of autonomous vehicles, says the widespread adoption of the technology could reduce energy consumption significantly. “Automated vehicles can interact with each other and drive very closely as a ‘platoon’,” reports Wadud. “This can reduce the total energy consumption of road transport by 4% to 25%, because vehicles which follow closely behind each other face less air resistance.” Beyond the platoon benefit, driverless cars can also shave another 25 percent off overall automotive energy consumption through more efficient computer-assisted ride optimization. Yet another environmental benefit could be fewer cars on the road altogether. “Your car could give you a lift to work in the morning and then give a lift to someone else in your family—or, for that matter, to anyone else: After delivering you to your destination, it doesn’t sit idle in a parking lot for 20-plus hours every day,” report MIT researchers Matthew Claudel and Carlo Ratti in a recent McKinsey.com article. “By combining ride sharing with car sharing

... it would be possible to take every passenger to his or her destination at the time they need to be there, with 80 percent fewer cars.” They conclude that clearing four of five cars from the road would have “momentous consequences” for our cities regarding pollution, traffic, efficiency, and parking. But Jason Bordoff of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy argues in The Wall Street Journal that driverless cars hurt overall energy efficiency by undermining public transit: “If you can work, watch a movie or sleep while in the car, perhaps you will take a car rather than public transportation or be more likely to drive for long trips.” He adds that autonomous vehicles also “significantly expand the universe of potential drivers” bringing more people (and cars) onto the road and possibly increasing total vehicle miles travelled overall. “Even car-sharing services could increase energy demand if the ease and convenience pulls people away from mass transit, walking or biking and into cars.” Bordoff remains optimistic that autonomous vehicles can provide a net gain for society and the environment, but only if we are careful about how we implement the technology. “To ensure that autonomous vehicles deliver economic, energy security and environmental benefits, we will need supporting policies targeted at those objectives, such as increased fuel-economy standards, investments in public transportation infrastructure, and R&D in alternative vehicle technologies.” CONTACTS: “Help or hindrance? The travel, energy and carbon impacts of highly automated vehicles,” www.sciencedirect.com/science/ article/pii/S0965856415002694; Claudel and Ratti’s “Full Speed Ahead: How the Driverless Car Can Transform Cities,” www.mckinsey. com/business-functions/sustainability-andresource-productivity/our-insights/fullspeed-ahead-how-the-driverless-car-couldtransform-cities; Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy, energypolicy.columbia.edu. EarthTalk is produced by Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of the nonprofit Earth Action Network. To donate, visit www.earthtalk.org. Send questions to: question@earthtalk.org.

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Javier Sierra Sierra Club Cuando se trata de proteger nuestra Tierra, la comunidad hispana siempre aparece en primera línea. Y esto es más necesario que nunca mientras Donald Trump prepara una ofensiva sin precedentes contra el progreso mundial en la crisis climática. En ocho años, hemos pasado de ser el mayor obstáculo en el combate contra el cambio climático a líder mundial en confrontar esta emergencia planetaria. Pero Trump amenaza con renunciar a los compromisos climáticos contraídos en el Acuerdo de París y destinar la inversión de esos compromisos en resucitar la moribunda industria carbonera. Esta ciega negación del consenso mundial amenaza con convertirlo en el único líder planetario en rechazar la ciencia climática y en un paria climático internacional. Su irracional actitud también contradice los mercados energéticos internacionales, y el resto de los casi 200 países del planeta que en la reciente Conferencia de Marrakesh declararon que el Acuerdo Climático de París es un compromiso “irreversible.” Irreversible también es la actitud de los votantes hispanos en su apoyo al combate contra el cambio climático y el decidido fomento de la energía limpia y renovable. En una nueva encuesta poselectoral del Sierra Club y Green Latinos, los votantes hispanos han vuelto a demostrar que cuando se trata de apoyar la lucha climática y las protecciones ambientales, van muy por delante de la media nacional. De manera abrumadora, los hispanos reconocen que los combustibles fósiles causan esta crisis planetaria y que tenemos que atacar este reto con la urgencia que exige. Casi el 90% de los encuestados considera que el medio ambiente y la contaminación impactan su calidad de vida, y casi el 80% está preocupado por el cambio climático. De hecho,

el 71% expresa que es muy importante que Estados Unidos cumpla con sus compromisos contraídos en el Acuerdo de París. Los resultados de esta encuesta son más que consistentes con los sondeos realizados en los últimos ocho años. Y las razones tienen mucho que ver con la autodefensa y la autoprotección. Nosotros los hispanos sufrimos desproporcionadamente las consecuencias de la contaminación de combustibles fósiles y la crisis climática que causan. Además, tenemos la tendencia de permanecer en contacto con nuestros países de origen, donde el cambio climático es una realidad científica, no un cuento chino, como dice Trump. Según la encuesta, casi la mitad de los votantes informa que alguien de su familia es víctima del asma, y un asombroso 41% del cáncer. Esto no es de extrañar cuando vemos que el 40% de los votantes hispanos vive o trabaja peligrosamente cerca de un lugar tóxico —una refinería, una planta de combustión de carbón, un campo agrícola o una autopista. Pero el bombardeo tóxico no nos distrae de nuestra devoción ancestral por la Madre Tierra. La encuesta revela que el 97% de los votantes hispanos considera que tiene “una responsabilidad moral” de cuidar de la naturaleza, los bosques, los océanos, lagos y ríos. “La conservación es parte de la cultura”, dijo Mark Magaña, presidente y CEO de Green Latinos. “Nosotros creemos que somos los salvaguardas de nuestra tierra no porque seamos miembros de algún grupo, sino porque es un legado que pasa de una generación a la siguiente”. En estos tiempos turbulentos, millones de nuestros hermanos y hermanas hispanos viven en ascuas temerosos de su futuro y el de sus familias. Aún así, el país debe a mi comunidad una deuda de gratitud por nuestro irrenunciable compromiso con el futuro saludable de nuestro planeta.


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Schedule the day and time for entrance to Fantasy of Lights at your convenience! Fantasy of Lights is a holiday tradition that has captivated thousands of bay area families for 18 years. The spectacular light show in Vasona Lake County Park will continue to offer advance online ticketing in effort to alleviate long vehicle wait lines entering the park. For the 2nd year, visitors can choose the day and time of entrance which proved to be successful last year in reducing the traffic flow surrounding the event. Visitors will be dazzled by thousands of twinkling lights seen in the large animated displays. The sights and sounds of an erupting volcano in the dangerously fun dinosaur den, Santa shooting hoops, a pen of playful penguins, blazing cannons, a tunnel of moving lights, and a 90-foot twinkling lighted tree will have spectators "oohing and aahing" throughout their visit. The animated displays and themed Christmas trees offer much to see during the short 1.5 mile drive through Vasona Lake County

Park in Los Gatos. The 18th annual Fantasy of Lights Drivethru opened December 6 and runs through December 30th from 6pm to 10pm nightly. Note the event is closed on Christmas Day, December 25th. Event information and tickets at www.parkhere.org. Vasona Lake County Park is located at 333 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95037. For directions, ticketing and more information visit www.parkhere.org or call (408) 3552201. Fantasy of Lights is proudly presented by Santa Clara County Department of Parks and Recreation, 298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032. The Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department has provided recreational opportunities, beautiful parks and precious natural resources for Santa Clara County residents for more than 50 years. This golden legacy has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in the State of California. For more information call (408) 355-2201.

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The Lathrop Cafe is hiring for all positions! Set to open in the beginning of January 2017. Our new location will feature our delicious pastries as well as a bounty of standard and rotating menu of savory breakfast and lunch offerings in a cafeteria café set on the beautiful campus of Stanford University. We are seeking happy, energetic, dependable people that want to be a part of a fun, supportive team oriented, focused work environment. This is a great opportunity to grow with our company and expand or show off your skill set! Your experience and qualifications will help determine competitive compensation as well as the right attitude and work ethic. Become part of our team and help bring simple but worldly taste to fast paced, discerning appetites. ALL Candidates must be able to: - Stand for long periods of time - Lift up to 50 pounds - Communicate effectively - Work with a committed team to ensure that guests are taken care of quickly and efficiently - Show up on time ready to work There are opportunities to move up in our quickly growing company. Pay for this position is competitive and depends on experience. We are willing to train the right candidate if experience is limited. California state law requires all food handlers to have a California Food Handler Card. Full Time and Part Time Shifts are available! Experienced Kitchen Manager: Must have at last three years of high volume (hands on) kitchen management experience. We are looking for a positive individual that will provide great leadership, clear communication to our staff. This position will work directly with Exec Chef in menu creation and execution. Basic responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Oversee and make sure service runs smoothly and efficiently • Oversee kitchen production to ensure low product waste and efficient labor • Help maintain set food and labor costs • Kitchen administrative duties • Inventory and ordering of ingredients, and non-food items • Training and scheduling of staff Line Service: Experience in high volume line service is needed for this position. Previous experience with panini grill a bonus. Basic duties include but not limited to: • Set up and break down of station for breakfast, lunch service • Keeping ingredients, packaging stocked and ready for service • Accurate plating of menu items ingredients and measurements to keep portions consistent • Good knife skills for fast, safe prep of ingredients for station • Good communication, customer skills to keep line moving and fulfilling accurate orders Prep Cooks: We are seeking energetic, team oriented and reliable individuals who are willing to help with a wide variety of tasks including but not limited to: • Proper preparation and handling of food items • Reaching production pars for ingredient prep for menu items on a daily basis • Accurate assembly of to-go and packaged items • Basic food preparation (I.e. peeling/roasting vegetables, slicing meats/cheeses, etc.) • Keeping prep area clean and organized, proper rotation of stock and inventory for salad bar Dishwasher/Busser: We are seeking energetic, team oriented and reliable individuals who are willing to help with a wide variety of tasks including but not limited to: • Cleaning dishes and food prep equipment • Sweeping and mopping • Bussing and wiping down tables • Sorting and taking out trash Benefits Include: Medical insurance available after three months employment Competitive Wages !! Food Discount Please Send Your Resume! Great Work Environment Send to: cpiumarta@pastrycupboard.com

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV302899 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amelia Rios Dorado For Cruz Isaac Dorado Jr. Petitioner Amelia Rios Dorado has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cruz Isaac Dorado Jr to Isaac Rios . 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 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304303 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Yue Xu. Petitioner Yue Xu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Yue Xu to Catherina Yue Xu. 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 2/28/2017 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at

ROOM ATTENDANT Job Description: Clean 14-16 guest rooms as assigned ensuring the hotel’s established standards of cleanliness. Report any maintenance deficiencies and handling guest’s requests or complaints. Ensures the confidentiality and security of all guest rooms. Lead Bartender Job Description: Take food and beverage orders, prepare drink orders for the bar, room service, and restaurant. Maintain stock, supplies, and cleanliness of outlet and equipment. Lead Bartenders to complete daily assignments and train when needed. Laundry Attendant Job Description: To assure the proper washing and drying of laundry to keep Interstate’s high standards of quality. Process all bed linens/terry by operating all laundry/dry cleaning machinery in accordance to hotel standards. Clean and fold designated guest room fabrics and articles. Banquet Server Job Description: Execute all Banquet and Conference event orders while working in conjunction with Banquet Manager, Catering Sales Manager, and Director of Food and Beverage.

CA Faculty Association seeks Representation Specialist Should be skilled in identifying contract violations, filing grievances, representing members in arbitrations, and writing post-hearing briefs. Experience handling unfair labor practices is also useful in this position. Excellent research and writing skills required. Position requirements and application instructions visit www.calfac.org

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 22, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304141 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Lavinia JuYoung Bahng. Petitioner Lavinia JuYoung Bahng has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Lavinia JuYoung Bahng to Julia JuYoung Wong. 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 2/21/2017 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 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304259 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Mohammed Elmi, Deka Bile. Petitioners Mohammed Elmi, Deka Bile have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Ruwayda Keldek

Mohamed to Ruwayda Mohammed Ahmed b. Hibaq Keldek Mohamed to Rayaan Mohammed Ahmed. 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 2/28/2017 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 21, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV304175 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Ho Jun Oh and Chae Uk Oh. Petitioners Ho Jun Oh and Chae Uk Oh have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Yoon Seo Oh to Judy Yoonseo Oh. 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 2/21/2017 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 19, 2016 Thomas E. Kuhnle​ Judge of the Superior Court​ December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 624056 The following person(s) is (are) doing business JJ Nail Care 259 Race St San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara County. Tung Hoang Bui 481 Pocatello Drive San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 12/04/2016 “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.) Tung Bui December 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 13, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/06/2016

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623482 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Wilson Family Chiropractic Group 201 S. Mary Ave, #2 Sunnyvale, CA 94086, Santa Clara County. Wilson Family Chiropractic Group, Inc 201 S. Mary Ave, #2 Sunnyvale, CA 94086. 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.) Anthony William Wilson CEO December 16, 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/16/2016 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 623526 The following person(s) is (are) doing business Moskito 7351 Forest Street Gilroy CA 95020, Santa Clara County. Laura Amezquita 7351 Forest Street Gilroy, CA 95020. 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.) Laura Amezquita December 16, 23, 30, 2016; January 6, 2017 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/16/2016 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 16CV303573 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sylvia Luong Do Fong. Petitioner Sylvia Luong Do Fong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sylvia Luong Do

Fong to Sylvia Do Fong . 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 2/07/2017 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 5, 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. 16CV302814 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of. Eduardo Gonzalez. Petitioner Eduardo Gonzalez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court f or a decree changing names as follows: a. Eduardo Antonio Gonzalez to Eduardo Antonio Hernandez b. Makayla Ariana Camino to Makayla Ariana Hernandez . 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 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

DECEMBER 23 - 29 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 Janke-Bueno 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


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DECEMBER 23 - 29, 2016 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 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. 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. ​ 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. 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. 1. The name and address of the court is (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): Surerior Court of California, county of Santa Clara Family Division 170 Park Ave San Jose, CA 95113 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):

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

You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary Lino Rodriguez Gutierrez expenditures made after 2733 Wil mar Ave these restraining orders are San Jose, Ca 95127 effective. However, you may (669) 225-3540 use community property, quasi-community property, Date (Fecha): May 19, 2016​​​ or you own separate property Clerk, by (Secretario, por) to pay an attorney to help you David H. Yamasaki Deputy or to pay court costs. (Asistente): T. Vu ADVERTENCIA ​​​ – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo WARNING: California law a la ley de California, las adquiridas provides that, for purposes propieades of division of property upon por las partes durante su dissolution of a marriage or matrimonio o pareja de domestic partnership or upon hecho en forma conjunta legal separation, property se consideran propiedad acquired by the parties comunitaria para los fines during marriage or domestic de la división de bienes que partnership in joint form is ocurre cuando se produce presumed to be community una disolución o separación property. If either party to legal del matrimonio o pareja this action should die before de hecho. Si cualquiera the jointly held community de las partes de este caso property is divide, the llega a fallecer antes de language in the deed that que se divida la propiedad characterizes how title is held comunitaria de tenencia (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants conjunta, el destino de la in common, or community misma quedará determinado property) will be controlling, por las cláusulas de la and not the community escritura correspondiente property presumption. You que describen su tenencia should consult your attorney (por ej. tenencia conjunta, if you want the community tenencia en común o property presumption to be propiedad comunitaria) y written into the recorded title no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si to the property. quiere que la presunción STANDARD FAMILY LAW comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la RESTRAINING ORDERS propiedad, debería consultar Starting immediately, you con un abogado. and your spouse or domestic ORDENES DE partner are restrained from RESTRICCION NORMALES 1.​Removing the minor child DE DERECHO FAMILIAR or children of the parties, if any, from the state without En forma inmediata, usted the prior written consent of y su conyuge o pareja de the other party or an order of hecho tienen prohibido: the court. 1.​ Llevarse de estado de 2.​Cashing, borrowing California a los hijos menores against, canceling, de las partes, si los hubiera, transferring, disposing of, or sin el consentimiento previo changing the beneficiaries por escrito de la otra parte o of any insurance or other una orden de la corte. coverage, including life, health, automobile and 2.​ Cobrar, pedir prestado, disability, held for the benefit cancelar, transferir, of the parties and their minor deshacerse o cambiar el child or children: nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro 3.​Transferring, encumbering, tipo de cobertura, tal como hypothecating, concealing, de vida, salud, vehículo y or in any way disposing of any 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 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 ShahSayed 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 Fonseca-Espinoza 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

CLASSIFIEDS / LEGALS 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 (w w w.lawhelpcalifornia. org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (w w w.c our tinfo.c a.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.

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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, (w w w.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


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MOVIES

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STEPHEN MCKINLEY HENDERSON ON “FENCES” How is it that you began a career in the arts? What was your motivation or influence? Poetry, I love poetry because I was in a neighborhood where I was different from a lot of people, you know I'm very fair-skinned, african-american and I wanted everyone to know that I was regular. So I would choose every opportunity to belong to something, to be a part of something. And I didn't grow up with my own parents I knew my parents and my brother and my sister but I lived with a foster family so that made me feel a little different. Also because in my neighborhood they’d say I ‘carried the curse’ being as lightskinned as a I was they called it carrying the curse so I felt the odd man out. I wanted to let everyone know that I was human. And my brother, who is deaf, he would go to movies and come and get me he was my older brother so he would take me to some of the movies I wasn’t supposed to go to. So I got to go because he could read the lips when he saw the actors on the screen but parts of the story, off camera, he would ask me what was going on and later on I would act out the stories for him. I got to see “The Misfits”, this great thing that Arthur Miller wrote that had Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift. Because my brother was deaf I got a chance to go interpret it for him without signing. I acted it out for him.

Stephen McKinley Henderson played Jim Bono in both the stage and film versions of “Fences”. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

A lead in both the stage and screen productions of “Fences”, he gives insight on the process and what he enjoys about it Arturo Hilario El Observador “Fences” is a movie about family. It's a movie about what it means to support those in the family, and the pain that comes and goes in life. It's also about baseball, and Pittsburgh. Starring and directed by Denzel Washington, the popular play which had its start on Broadway in 1987 has been adapted into a film which has the edge of having its main Broadway cast, including Washington, reprise their roles on the screen. The film deals with the family of Troy Maxson (Washington) as he navigates 1950's Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania amidst a brewing crisis in his household. His wife Rose is played by Viola Davis (also coming from the Broadway play), in a superb portrayal of a wife thrust into chaos.

Troy is a sanitation worker, along with his best friend Jim Bono (Stephen McKinley Henderson, another “Fences” alumnus). The two met and befriended each other in prison. “Fences” catches Troy at a critical point in he and his family's life, with consequences that change the dynamic of all their lives. Stephen McKinley Henderson's experience in the movies and on stage is a long and storied career. His work with both the stage and screen adaptation of “Fences” gives him a lot of insight into the translation of the play into film and makes him a very great resource for the film's themes and meaning. Beginning as young as 16, the light-skinned african-american always sought spaces of acceptance, and the theater ended up being one that welcomed him to express his burgeoning talents. The following is a conversation with him about his history with theater, film, and the opportunity to be directed by Denzel Washington for the film version of “Fences”.

When he was trying to raise money, I had an aunt that was trying to raise money for him to go to a school for the deaf, because he was going to school and getting terrible grades and getting made fun of, so he learned the 23rd psalm of the lord’s prayer in sign language and I translated. I would say it , I had it memorized, he was 12 and I was 7 and I saw how inspired he was and the beauty that he was signing it with and I knew I had to do something more than just say it. 'Our father who art in heaven hallowed will be thy name to kingdom come'..I had to do it more than do it by row. And that’s the first time I started doing verse. And I love poetry so all those things together. It’s never one thing. And then somebody needed me to be in a play and I played Helen Keller’s brother in “The Miracle Worker”. After, all that stuff churned together. People needed people to be in plays, and I went and got in plays. I have to admit too there was a girl named Rita, who I followed into a rehearsal or an audition one time cuz I was just trying to follow rita to see how it was going. I always thank Rita when I see her, I'm about to go to my 50 year high school reunion in Kansas City and I'm going to remember to thank her again. Can you describe what it's like to transition from playing Jim Bono on stage to playing him for cameras and the film?

In this particular instance, to relate it to “Fences”, to have been a part of it on the stage was a joy but you know you always have the responsibility that the people in the back row understand and hear you so you have a third eye operating where you are to the lights, to the seats and your voice has to carry all the way back . You’re free from all that when you get a chance to do a film in the actual location and in relationship to the other actor you just need that life level of truth that you see from their eyes so it’s really freeing but it’s great to have had the theatrical experience. This is like the best of all possibilities in terms of rehearsals and preparation and so to have lived with it for that long and then to come and sit with the same cast members in the main, and work together under the leadership of a great actor like Denzel Washington who as a director really knows how to help you as an actor and to allow you to do your work and to be in the space with he and Viola Davis, I feel just so blessed. And to have a great writer, because that’s where it really starts. So a great writer, a world class cast, and paramount pictures sparing no expense to make sure that it’s done right, and then to do it in Pittsburgh where all this lived and was inspired it’s just perfect world, it’s a perfect storm of creative atmosphere there. Tell us a bit about your character, Bono. He starts off as a follower of Troy, he met Troy in prison and I always believed that they made a vow that they would never come back because they knew people who did some time, was out for a while and came back to prison and they were saying never never gonna do that. And Troy started playing baseball then came out and played in the negro league and from my point of view Bono was a big fan and he had just a regular job but he had that because of Troy's leadership. Then when Troy stopped playing ball they both got on the sanitation and then this wonderful opportunity comes up for Troy, to be the first colored driver of a sanitation truck, but it also causes a crisis in his life. Bono was a follower, he was a satellite of Troy and Troy was the center of the world. Then a time comes when he has an opportunity to do the same kind of guidance for Troy, to remind Troy of the principles that Bono always loved in him. When channeling the character of Bono where does the basis of that character come from? When you’re someone’s best friend you can’t be a ‘yes man’ you’re not being a best friend if all you do is allow them to do what they want to do. So it’s a joy to be anybody's best friend, it’s great to play Denzel Washington’s best friend I can tell you that. You know you can only draw from things in your own life and I've had some wonderful


DECEMBER 23 - 29, 2016 friends but as a man I can tell you I’ve had some friends that would be a great friend to a man but would be a woman’s nightmare and I’ve had some that I’ve had to say, ‘hey man, I can’t tolerate that kind of behavior’. Any man knows that there are great qualities towards other men and maybe not be as understanding to a female so I’ve had that experience in my life, so that’s part of what I use for this, which is not the same circumstance at all, but similar. Why is it that audiences should watch “Fences”?

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America has ever produced and it’s being directed and acted by one of the greatest actors America has produced. And Viola Davis is at a point in her career that is going to be one of the greatest, to the trajectory of where she goes from here is in the stratosphere, she’s one of the greatest artists you’ll ever work with and it’s a wonderful ensemble cast. It’s about family, it tells you that family can sustain you, no matter with all the warts and everything, your family, knowing your family, accepting that you belong can help you get through whatever is out there for us in the next years to come.

People should watch Fences because it’s written by one of the greatest playwrights

“No Manches Frida” llega a tu hogar

Denzel Washington and Stephen McKinley Henderson play Troy and Bono in the film “Fences”. Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Compra un producto y llevate el otro GRATIS en la linea Mirada Provence! La linea Mirada Provence es hecha en Francia y es de la mejor calidad!

Omar Chaparro y Martha Higadera, dos grandes favoritos del público, protagonizan “No Manches Frida” (aka WTH Frida?), la película en español más importante del año que desembarcará en formato Digital HD el 13 de diciembre, y en DVD y Bajo Demanda el 27 de diciembre de la mano de Lionsgate. Con la música de la banda mexicana Reik, que ha sido ganadora de un premio Grammy, esta divertida y desternillante comedia narra una historia sobre el amor, la vida y los atracos. El lanzamiento de la película en DVD y formato Digital HD incluye escenas entre bastidores que muestran cómo transcurrió el rodaje con Omar Chaparro, Martha Higadera, el resto de del reparto y del equipo. El DVD de

“No Manches Frida” (aka WTH Frida?) estará disponible para venta al público el 27 de diciembre de 2016. Después de cumplir condena por haber cometido un atraco, Zequi (Omar Chaparro) recupera la libertad y ¡descubre que su botín se encuentra enterrado debajo del gimnasio de una escuela preparatoria que ha sido construido recientemente! Para acceder al dinero en efectivo, Zequi se hace pasar por un carismático profesor sustituto de la Escuela Preparatoria Frida Kahlo. Pero antes de que Zequi pueda recuperar el dinero, el exladrón tendrá que enfrentarse a una clase repleta de niños revoltosos y a una bella maestra (Martha Higareda), quien tal vez acabe robándole el corazón en el transcurso de esta desternillante y divertida comedia.

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VIBRAS

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DECEMBER 23 - 29 2016

Horóscopo 2017 Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR

Leo

Aries

Este año será muy importante para tu mundo laboral y social. El 2017 ampliará tu sector de buenos amigos, con Plutón en tu casa 10, haz de establecer uniones buenas y especialmente duraderas. Venus hará un tránsito de varios meses por tu signo, tendrás motivos para ser feliz. todo el año contarás con buena estrella para ganar dinero. El Ángel Metatrón iluminará tu destino. Si andas en busca del amor, por fin encontrarás a la persona ideal. Moldea tu carácter y muestra al mundo tu dinamismo, cultura y buena vibra.

Muchos han de encontrar el amor en este año, con los desencantos sufridos anteriormente te mostrarás temeroso y todo se irá dando poco a poco. Entre Marzo y Agosto la felicidad llamará a tu puerta. Dos viajes se vislumbran uno probablemente en Julio y otro en Diciembre. La situación económica de muchas personas tocará fondo, pero en tu caso no será así, eres un experto nato en las finanzas y te has venido preparando. Existe un ángel que te proveerá todo lo que necesites.

Virgo

Tauro

La posición de Plutón en Capricornio te hará llegar a un puesto privilegiado, a ser merecedor de tener el mando, ya sea que trabajes para otras personas o seas tu propio jefe. En este año si te lo propones alcanzarás poder, popularidad, fama y prestigio. Deberás ser cauteloso porque alguno que otro envidioso pretenderá bloquear tu camino, pero siempre vencerás con tu buena voluntad. Venus, atraerá a ti lo que más deseas. Un sueño se convertirá en realidad durante la primavera.

Géminis

Tu salud se mantendrá estable, ya sabes que debes controlar los nervios y respetar tus horarios de comidas. Júpiter en Libra ha de tocar tu mundo espiritual, la religiosidad se convertirá en una de tus armas infalibles para combatir sentimientos y acciones negativas propias y externas. Has de trabajar mucho en el 2017, incluso más que antes, pero por ello nada ha de faltarte. Pensarás en negocios y en diversas maneras de aumentar tus ingresos. Tendrás un año muy productivo laboral y socialmente.

La espiritualidad será un factor importante en tu vida, te volverás más generoso y comprensivo. Te espera un año de trabajo arduo y grandes satisfacciones. En épocas anteriores tomaste decisiones erróneas, no escuchaste consejos y te lanzaste sin paracaídas. Con toda la experiencia que has ganado, te has convertido en una persona muy sabia. La buena noticia que trae el 2017 será referente a tu mundo financiero, ya la racha de altibajos que vienes arrastrando desde hace años llegó a su fin.

Libra

El 2017 trae nuevas expectativas y oportunidades diversas a los nativos de tu signo, pero debes mantenerte alerta porque Saturno ahora navega en tu casa de comunicaciones, negocios y transporte, por lo tanto debes ser muy cuidadoso con todo lo referente a trámites, documentos y nuevas empresas. La influencia de Saturno no ha sido maléfica, más bien de grandes enseñanzas y disciplina. Júpiter navegará por tu signo de enero a octubre, te esperan sorpresas y ganancias.

Escorpión

Cáncer

El amor verdadero y recíproco es como un regalo del cielo que cuando llega no debemos dejarlo ir. El 2016 no fue tu mejor año, viviste un torbellino de emociones, padeciste injusticias, gastaste más de lo debido, y un familiar te robó la paz en más de una ocasión. Ahora viene el tiempo de la regeneración, las aguas vuelven a su cauce y la buena estrella retorna. Venus y tu planeta regente, La Luna, se han confabulado para que en este 2017 te sientas feliz y realizado en el amor.

Es presagio que el 2017 será un año más tranquilo en el sector laboral. Quiénes busquen un nuevo empleo o quieran desarrollarse en un nuevo campo o vocación, podrán hacerlo ya que cuentan con el auspicio de Júpiter que ya anda rondando tu signo, aspecto planetario que les abrirá puertas y oportunidades que antes no existían. Tu casa de dinero y posesiones estará influenciada por la presencia de Saturno, por lo tanto es presagio que te liberarás de deudas e incrementarás tus ganancias.

Sagitario

Este 2017 ha de cambiar tu vida para siempre, las posiciones planetarias te alertan a ser sumamente cauteloso con el mundo que te rodea, principalmente con amigos, socios y nuevos conocidos. Saturno el planeta del karma navegará en tu signo durante todo el año, esto no significa mala suerte ni nada por el estilo, pero, has de cosechar lo bueno que hiciste y quizá purgar un poco por lo malo, el karma es así. Cualquier padecimiento de salud o alteración emocional deberá ser atendida a la mayor brevedad posible. Te irá bien con las finanzas

Capricornio

En los últimos tres años has pasado por mucho, la carga ha sido bastante pesada, pero todo esto te ha servido de gran experiencia para que despiertes a una nueva realidad. Comenzarás a abrirte paso con una nueva filosofía de vida, dejarás de sufrir por pesares del ayer y te mostrarás más alegre y divertido. Adonde quiera que vayas te convertirás en el centro de atracción, podrás balancear tu vida entre el trabajo, las obligaciones y el placer. El amor ha de sacudir tu vida más que en otros años.

Acuario

Plutón ha entrado en tu casa doce y allí se mantendrá hasta el año 2024, el presagio para ti es de una continua lucha por hacer prevalecer tus ideas ante los demás. Muchos de ustedes llegarán a la cima en sus respectivas profesiones, trabajo o estudio. A ti te será encomendado mandar y gobernar, en tus manos estará el futuro de muchas personas, instituciones y empresas. La gran mayoría, aquellos que han obrado y obrarán con bien serán coronados con los laureles de la victoria. Plutón refleja el fin y el inicio de una nueva etapa.

Piscis

De entre todos los signos serás tú quizá el más afortunado. Nada más y nada menos que Júpiter el planeta de la buena suerte obrará maravillas por ti desde tu casa octava. Ahora en el 2017, tu mundo vuelve a llenarse de alegría, gente nueva con mentalidad moderna se harán presentes en tu destino, haciendo que tu vida se vuelva más fácil y placentera. Júpiter obrará proezas en tu sector profesional. Deja ir pesares y sufrimientos del pasado e inicia por un nuevo sendero. Photo Credit: Pixabay

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TRUMP'S TECH SUMMIT: WHAT'S NEXT FOR SILICON VALLEY?

leader - and if a president signals that he really wants jobs, she thinks they will listen.

President-elect Donald Trump met last week with key leaders of technology companies from Silicon Valley to discuss job creation, and promised he'd help them continue to innovate. But did he convince them - or the public?

Quinn warned there are legitimate concerns that the tech industry is growing faster than it can adjust to its flaws.

"The average person's trust is just frittered away," she said, "and that's a hard thing to get back." Critics called the Tech Summit nothing more than a photo op, with Trump's children in tow. But Quinn said that looking beyond the theater, these companies respond to a political

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Facebook to Curate News: Good Effort or Flawed Proposition?

Logan Pollard California News Service

It was a "Who's Who" of major tech players - Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and more. But on the same day, California's Yahoo! admitted as many as 1 billion users' information was stolen in a massive hack. So, people may wonder if the tech industry can be trusted to tackle job creation, let alone protect personal information, said Michelle Quinn, a tech columnist for the East Bay Times and San Jose Mercury News.

TECHNOLOGY

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"You know, you get into a car, you expect the car to work. You expect the car not to leak your information all over the place," she said. "And I think that the tech industry's still struggling over the 'bugginess' of itself and also, its security holes." Another topic at the Tech Summit was staying competitive with China. Quinn said that's going to mean a serious commitment to education - from the top down. "In the Bay area, where I'm sitting right now, I am very aware that tech companies have been pouring money into retraining - and particularly high school and the community college level," she said. "But is that the same in other parts of the country? And I don't know." The Tech Summit participants have agreed to meet quarterly.

Logan Pollard California News Service MENLO PARK, Calif. - Silicon Valley giant Facebook has outlined plans to use third-party fact checkers to vet some of its news content. Facebook has come under pressure from users on both the left and right, decrying its use of data collection and charging that it's attempting to control debate on hot-button issues. The fact-checking plan appears to be an acknowledgement of sorts that new media may need a filter. Gabriel Kahn, a journalism professor at the University of Southern California, says news today is different than in the past when there were fewer sources of information "Because there were so few sources, those sources took it upon themselves, for a number of reasons, to act more responsibly and produce, essentially, fact-based journalism," he states. "Not that that system was perfect, but the expectation of the news consumers was that the news organizations were actually giving them real, fact-based journalism."

But critics of this position say injecting people into the process to curate news for the public is a poor replacement for equipping the population with a firm understanding of civics, so people can grasp the facts for themselves. Critics also warn that restricting content could curb free speech and limit access to a variety of points of view. Facebook says it will test the new system first with a small number of users. Kahn says the natural expectation is that these human fact checkers will make mistakes, that the system will be human. "Now, the ecosystem has completely changed, yet the notion of responsibility hasn't filtered down to the public," he points out. "Essentially, what's going on is that we've devolved the responsibility for fact-based news from the news organization to the consumer." Kahn is reluctant to admit that who decides what's "fake" or "real" has a political dimension. Facebook says it'll be targeting "clear hoaxes spread by spammers for their own gain."

NOTIFICACIÓN DE AUDIENCIA Y REUNIONES PARA UN ENMIENDO SUBSTANCIAL AL PLAN DE ACCIÓN ANUAL DEL AÑO FISCAL 2016-2017 LA CIUDAD DE SAN JOSÉ CONSIDERARÁ CAMBIOS, EN ENERO DEL 2017, AL PLAN DE ACCIÓN ANUAL ADOPTADO PREVIAMENTE PARA EL AÑO FISCAL (FY) 2016-2017. ESTA NOTIFICACIÓN PROVEE UN HORARIO DE AUDIENCIAS Y OPORTUNIDADES PARA COMENTARIOS PÚBLICOS DURANTE ESTE PROCESO. El plan de acción annual (AAP) delinea las necesidades del dessarrollo de viviendas y comunidades de la Ciudad, y provee un plan de acción de un año sobre cómo la Ciudad intenta usar los fondos federales para cubrir esas necesidades. La Enmienda Substancial propuesta haría los siguientes cambios al Año Fiscal 2016-17 AAP: (1) Designar fondos del Block Grant (CDBG) al Desarrollo de Comunidades para la adquisición de propiedad para el desarrollo de viviendas de apoyo permanente para las familias previamente indigentes; y (2) Designar fondos del Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), que no se usaron en el previo año fiscal, para apoyar servicios a individuos y familias indigentes. El Plan de Participación de Ciudadanos de la Ciudad requiere notificación pública y una oportunidad para comentarios públicos cuando un enmiendo incluye un cambio en financiamiento de $100,000 o 25%, un cambio significante a los beneficiarios de una actividad, o el financiamiento de una nueva actividad. Los cambios propuestos caen dentro de estos límites. Un borrador del enmiendo se encuentra disponible en el sitio de Internet de la Ciudad en http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?nid=4662. Si a usted le gustaría proveer comentarios, la Ciudad lo invita a atender las reuniones listadas en el horario de abajo. Adicionalmente, los comentarios pueden proveerse por teléfono, correo regular, o correo electrónico vía la información de contacto listada al final de esta notificación para ambos, las personas que hablan inglés y las personas que tienen límitaciones en el idioma inglés. Horario de Audiencias para Comentarios Públicos sobre el Enmiendo Substancial al Plan de Acción Anual del AF 2016-17 y al Enmiendo al Plan de Participación de Ciudadanos

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INFORMACIÓN DE CONTACTO: Para preguntas sobre el Enmiendo Substancial AAP, por favor contacte a James Stagi al 408-535-8238 o james.stagi@sanjoséca.gov. Los comentarios públicos se pueden someter en forma de declaración hecha en las audiencias listadas arriba, por escrito al Departamento de Viviendas de la Ciudad de San José, 200 E. Santa Clara Street, 12th Floor, San José, California 95113, o sometidas vía correo electrónico a la dirección electrónica listada arriba. Para pedidos de acomodación para cualquiera de las audiencias o para un formato alternativo para cualquier material impreso relativo, por favor llame al (408) 294-9337 (TTY) tan pronto le sea posible, pero por lo menos tres días hábiles antes de la audiencia. Todas las audiencias públicas son accesibles para quienes tienen dificultad de movilidad. PARA RESIDENTES QUE HABLAN ESPAÑOL: Este anuncio es tocante cambios sustancieales al Plan de Acción Anual para 2016- 2017. El Plan de Acción Anual identifica las necesidades de viviendas y del desarrollo comunitario para la ciudad, también fjia prioridades y adopta estrategias para dirigir fondos federales. Para mas información, favor de llamar a Eric Calleja (408) 975-2650.


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