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Second Santa Clara County firearm buy back pays out $61,150 and collects 610 weapons On Monday morning the results of the second Santa Clara County gun buy back were revealed and this time around 610 firearms were collected. The total payout was $61,150 and was held at the Reid-Hillview Airport on March 23rd. The first buy back brought in 1,116 weapons from handguns to fully automatic assault weapons. La Cruz Roja honrara la Universidad de Phoenix La Cruz Roja Americana Capítulo de Silicon Valley anuncio esta semana que honrará a la Universidad de Phoenix con el Premio Asociación Humanitaria 2013. Se presentara el premio en un evento de La Cruz Roja el 4 de mayo en el Golf Palo Alto Hills Country Club. Líderes cívicos, ejecutivos, patrocinadores corporativos y tambien los filántropos más importantes de Silicon Valley se reunirán para las fiestas de gala, como cócteles, cenas, subastas.

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Supreme Court to review affirmative action ban in Michigan A Michigan proposal (“Proposal 2”) which is identical to California’s long standing Proposition 209 will review the Sixth Circuit’s decision to strike down a referendum to Proposal 2. If the case is overturned it means a chance at California being able to end the anti-affirmative action that is currently in place. Proposition 209 changes the way enrollment is done based on ethnicity, with many minorities being turned away from admissions into colleges because of it.

4th Annual Free Family Health Fair April 13th / 10:00am-2:00pm Andrew Hill High School 3200 Senter Road, San Jose, CA (408) 691-6153 Free Teatro Campesino: 7. 8ight, 9… April 5th-May 5th Thurs-Sat 8:00pm Sun 2:00pm El Teatro Campesino 705 Fourth Street San Juan, Bautista, CA 95045 $15.00 brownpapertickets.com Teatro Campesino: Frida May 17-18 / 2:00pm El Teatro Campesino 705 Fourth Street San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 $15.00 brownpapertickets.com The Comedic Films of Luis García Berlanga March 29th-April 17th PFA Theater 2575 Bancroft Way,

Berkeley, CA 94704 Tickets (510) 642-5249 bampfa.berkeley.edu 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee March 21st-30th Black Box Theater Lincoln High School 555 Dana Avenue San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 676-7469 $10.00-$25.00 Moveable Feast: Willow Glen Every Friday night 5:00pm-8:00pm VTA Curtner Light Rail Station Canoas Garden Ave & Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125 2 Dollar Tuesday Art Sales Every 3rd Tuesday of the month KALEID Gallery 88 S 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95113 http://www.kaleidgallery.com/ Free Admission Second Annual Jim McEntee Scholarship Benefit April 12th / 5:30-7:30pm

MACLA 510 S. First Street San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 998-2793 $20 Lumen Obscura III April 5th / 8:00pm Historic Hoover Theater 1635 Park Ave. San Jose, CA 95126 (408) 535-4747 $15 presale; $20 at door http://www.lumenobscura.com/ Community Easter Egg Hunt March 30th / 10:00am Discovery Meadow 180 Woz Way San Jose, CA 951110 (408) 320-8032 Rihanna: Diamonds World Tour April 6th / 7:30pm HP Pavilion at San Jose 525 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113 (408) 287-9200 $33.50-$147.00 ticketmaster.com

Congresista Garamendi urge a el FBI que espíese a seguimiento de crimenes de odio Más de 100 miembros del Congreso eran parte de un grupo que enviaron carta a un consejo asesor del FBI para expresar su firme apoyo a una iniciativa para comenzar el seguimiento y cuantificación de los crímenes de odio contra los sikh, hindú y árabe-americanos en este país. “Nosotros, los estadounidenses nunca olvidará las 2,977 víctimas de los ataques terroristas del 11 de septiembre. Si tengo algo que decir en la materia, tampoco se olvidará de la víctima 2,978, Balbir Singh Sodhi, un padre amoroso sikh asesinado a tiros en Mesa, Arizona, debido a su asesino ignorante odioso fue en busca de venganza y pensó que era un musulmán “, dijo el congresista John Garamendi.

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Dealing only with legislation on ‘gun control’ is not enough. In the wake of the latest atrocity which snuffed out the lives of 26 citizens, 20 of which were children ages 5 to 7, it is recommended that a change in strategy to ‘public safety and security’ be seriously considered. The major objective must be to enact national legislations which increases public safety & security levels. Recommended considerations include the following:  1) Mitigating the use of hand guns, assault weaponry and high capacity magazines of all types. Require their owners to have licenses. 2) Ban the manufacture, sale and use of high capacity ammunition magazines (exceeding 10 rounds capacity). Exceptions will be the future possession of high capacity magazines and weapons by all American military forces, their reserve units and select agencies (local police, sheriffs, FBI & CIA). 3)   Enact a program which provides parents and guardians access to mental health services for a troubled youth (ages 12 to 21). This program provides early identification, diagnosis, and therapy which mitigate mental health issues. 4) Present community violence information at local levels. This can be most effectively disseminated in local communities by local ethnic community news organizations (i.e., use the CBO/NGO’s of Hispanics. African American, Vietnamese, Philipino, Chinese local CBO/NGO’s which effectively penetrate their communities. Use all six

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ways to communicate to ethnic populations: a) graphics; b) the spoken word; c) local community print media; d) local ethnic radio broadcasting; e) local TV and f) The internet’s websites and social networks. 5) VIDEO GAMES: Standards for depiction of violence, killings, mayhem, brutal beatings, etc. need to be established by the movie/video game industry. A few youth end up not knowing the difference between their personal reality and the virtual reality through which they have become indoctrinated and desensitized. These kids end up being mentally deranged and need mental health services. 6)    Enact a component which addresses all forms of violence and bullying in the community. Especially in those ethnic and low-income communities which already are experiencing high numbers of murders related to local gang activities. Impoverished low income communities tend to experience high violence rates coupled with higher levels of local police & public safety activities. For example, half of the 46 killings San Jose, CA has experienced during calendar year 2012 are related to ‘gang activities’.  These proposed coordinated approaches deal with the multiple factors usually involved whenever a ‘multiple killing incident’ happens. These include: a) an individual, usually male; b) who has mental health issues; and who has access to high performance weapons, high capacity magazines, and is able to purchase large quantities of ammunition.   Mass public killing events have always had a perpetrator who has mental health issues, These individuals have concerned knowledgeable family members and friends who can be enabled via disseminated program information, when seeking help for a known ‘troubled individual’.

Data reveal that handguns kill more individuals than do high capacity weaponry.

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Support programs which establish early detection, registration, treatment, and prevention efforts. Said programs must be enacted at ‘grass root’ community levels by Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCA/YWCA’s, Community Centers, social and public safety workers who operate in existing ‘hoods.

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Therefore, a coordinated comprehensive and integrated approach to enhance public safety and security will have a higher probability of success by reducing the future number of these murderous events. A focus solely on ‘gun control’ has not worked in the past and ignores the several other factors detailed above.

En estos días he estado leyendo el libro “Las horas”, obra en la cual se habla sobre tres mujeres que viven en épocas diferentes, pero de alguna manera este detalle no importa, porque tienen algo en común. El libro relata la existencia de mujeres que tratan de cumplir con sus obligaciones de la mejor manera posible.

This strategic change in approach will result in increased levels of public safety and security. It is anticipated that hunting organizations and NRA membership would endorse and support efforts to increase the safe use of weapons coupled with the assurance that their Second Amendment ‘right to have and bear arms’ is not threatened.

En medio de uno de los capítulos, me di cuenta que marzo fue el mes de la mujer y ¡Oye! Yo soy una mujer, ¿Por qué no celebré? Para sentirme mejor me gustaría decir que las mujeres somos increíbles, hermosas y sobre todo “Seres inteligentes”. Para ser honesta, puedo seguir mencionando más adjetivos, pero prefiero hablar sobre lo que las mujeres somos capaces de lograr.

The consequences of not taking a comprehensive inclusive approach are: The potential achievement of a higher level of community safety and security will not be achieved. The experienced number of ‘mass killing incidents’ will continue unabated. The assault weaponry ownership and location registry will not be established. The proactive early identification of ‘troubled individuals’ will not begin to happen; the mitigation of violence, including domestic spousal abuse and bullying, will not occur. Consider that community peace, safety and security are essential to all local social activities; the delivery of civic services; operation of commercial enterprises and local education institutions.

Lo más importante es que las mujeres tienen la opción de ser independientes y seguir cualquier camino que mejor les parezca. A veces tengo la impresión de que las mujeres

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no son tomadas tan en serio como los hombres, por ende, tienen más que demostrar y eventualmente lo hacen. Esto esencialmente significa que las mujeres poco a poco van siendo reconocidas como iguales respecto a los hombres. Puede ser que haya tomado mucho tiempo para que esto sucediera, pero me alegro de haber llegado a disfrutar los muchos sacrificios que han hecho las mujeres para que estemos donde estamos ahora. Las mujeres son hermanas, hijas, madres y la media naranja de una persona especial. Como hermanas, naturalmente cuidan a sus hermanos. Esto tiene mucho sentido ya que estamos programadas para querer, cuidar y criar. Habiendo dicho esto, ser madre puede llegar a ser tarea fácil para algunas, pero siempre requiriendo mucho trabajo y esfuerzo. Aún no siendo madre, puedo imaginar lo difícil que debe resultar cuidar a otro ser que depende totalmente de ti. Y no sólo eso, sino que las mujeres tienen que enfrentar el aumento de peso, los cambios hormonales, el dolor al momento de dar a luz y todo lo demás que conlleva el ser madre. En realidad, no se habla mucho de estos temas, pero debe ser un momento de locura que puede requerir un gran sacrificio, pero de alguna manera se las arreglan. Si no hay niños en las vidas de las

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mujeres, podrían convivir con una persona especial con quien compartir su tiempo y ofrecer su apoyo. Algunos hombres no pueden vivir con ellas, pero al final creo que el viejo refrán podría tener razón, ya que también “No se puede vivir sin ellas”. Lo más importante es que las mujeres también son líderes en nuestra comunidad. Algunas han tomado sobre sí mismas la tarea de convertir este mundo en un mejor lugar para vivir, con su esfuerzo diario; ya sea para desempeñarse como médico, juez, o siendo una organizadora de la comunidad. Éstas son algunas de las mujeres que trabajan más duro. Pero recuerden como mencioné anteriormente, también tienen otras funciones que desempeñar, ¿Cómo hacen todo esto? Debe ser complicado pero posible a la vez. Las mujeres son tan vitales. Ellas continúan añorando alcanzar sus metas y luchan por ello. Espero que cuando llegue a tener una hija y ella alcance mi edad actual, reciba el mismo trato que yo he recibido. Puede ser que tengamos un poco más de camino que recorrer, pero hasta ahora las mujeres de las generaciones pasadas pueden estar orgullosas de lo que han logrado. Así que, damas, vamos a seguir adelante, progresando ¡Me siento orgullosa de ustedes!


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Veggielution Community Farm Announces 2013 Farm Box CSA Shares Low-Cost CSA Program Increases Community’s Access to Healthy Food This Spring, San Jose’s only nonprofit urban farm, Veggielution Community Farm, is providing 60 South Bay households with colorful boxes of farm-fresh vegetables, picked and packed weekly by volunteers and high school youth program participants. This weekly program, called the Farm Box, runs from June 4 to November 5. But unlike other veggie box subscription programs, half of Veggielution’s weekly boxes will be provided at a significantly reduced price to low-income residents. Shares are on sale from now until they sell out.

Veggielution, founded in 2008 and rapidly expanding since, brings people together around gardening and healthy lifestyles. Last year the nonprofit entered into a 9-year agreement with the city of San Jose to grow produce with organic practices on 6 acres of land at Emma Prusch Farm Park. Veggielution offers gardening opportunities 5 days a week at the farm, as well as a variety of educational programs for youth and adults.

pate, but it’s also an enterprise with the operating costs of any business. The farm box program helps fund our community work while providing our supporters with a great weekly service.” Community Supported Agriculture Veggielution’s Farm Box program follows a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model, providing customers with a variety of quality, freshpicked, sustainably grown produce each week. The CSA model has become popular amongst small farms as well as consumers who are focused on healthy eating and who would like to

“Our farm is like a big community garden,” said Farm Director Mark Medeiros. “It’s here for the benefit of the community and all those who partici-

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support localfarms. In addition to vegetables, members will occasionally receive flowers, herbs, eggs and other special treats. Veggielution offers two share options for their members, the Sponsor and Family share. For a one-time payment of $690, individuals can purchase a Sponsor Share. They receive 12-20 pounds of vegetables each week from June 4th to November 5th, depending on the season. The Sponsor Share helps subsidize the cost of Family Shares, which are half the price. Family Shares are made available to residents in the two zip codes closest to the farm or any San Jose resident currently receiving food stamps. “It’s very important to us that we make our food accessible to low-income residents,” said Colleen Hotchkiss, an Americorps member who manages harvest and distribution. “Those who sign up for the Sponsor share aren’t just getting a great product, they’re taking an active role in promoting Veggielution’s mission of providing those in

the most need with healthy, delicious vegetables.”Past Farm Box subscribers have enjoyed the convenience, variety and quality of the produce. Brian Spitz, a regular volunteer at the farm, and his wife, Maureen Spitz, purchased a 2012 Farm Box Sponsor Share, and are planning to again this year. Brian said, “We try to eat

as many vegetables as possible, and during the summer it’s very convenient to pick them all up in one box. Not only is the quality superb, we’re supporting a great cause.” More details about the Farm Box program are available at veggielution.org/farmboxsponsor.

PG&E Previene de estafa telefonica dirigida a negocios hispanos

Las personas que llaman falsamente dicen representar a PG&E y exigen el pago inmediato de facturas anteriores supuestamente vencidas. SAN FRANCISCO Pacific Company Gas and Electric (PG&E) pone sobre aviso a sus clientes acerca de una estafa telefónica exigiendo el pago inmediato de las facturas de electricidad supuestamente atrasadas. Esta estafa parece apuntar específicamente a los clientes hispanos dueños de negocios. Para ayudar a los clientes a protegerse de estos fraudes, PG&E ofrece los siguientes consejos: •El departamento de crédito de PG&E no le pedirá información personal o un número de tarjeta de crédito por teléfono. Cualquier persona que ha recibido una llamada telefónica en nombre de PG&E y ha

proporcionado información de su tarjeta de crédito o cuenta de cheque, debe reportarlo inmediatamente a la compañía de tarjetas de crédito y/o banco y a la policía. •Los clientes que tengan inquietudes acerca de la legitimidad de una llamada en relación a una factura vencida, solicitud de servicio o solicitud de información personal pueden llamar PG&E al 1-800- PGE -5000 / 1-800-743-5000. •Los clientes siempre deben pedir ver la identificación antes de permitir que alguien que dice ser un representante de PG&E pase al interior de su casa. Los empleados de PG&E siempre llevan su identificación y están dispuestos a mostrarla a los clientes.

•Si una persona que dice ser un empleado de PG&E tiene la identificación y usted todavía se siente incómodo, llame a la línea de servicio para verificar una cita y/o la presencia de PG&E en la comunidad. Si se siente amenazado de alguna manera, debe notificar a las autoridades locales inmediatamente. •Los clientes que tengan una cita con PG&E recibirán una llamada automatizada dentro de las 48 horas previas a la visita programada, o una llamada personal de un representante de servicios de PG&E antes de la visita. Cualquier persona que ha recibido una llamada puede reportarla inmediatamente llamando a PG&E al 1-800743-5000.


New Law Improves Breast Cancer Detection

Los cambios del gobierno a Medicare afectan la salud de los pobres y la clase media WASHINGTON

CALIFORNIA A new law taking effect April 1 will improve breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue. Senate Bill 1538, authored by former State Senator Joe Simitian, will require, that following a mammogram, women with dense breast tissue be informed of the following:

They have dense breast tissue;

That dense breast tissue can make it harder to evaluate the results of a mammogram; That it is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer; That information about breast density is given to discuss with their doctor; That a range of screening options are available.

Dense breast tissue both makes the cancer more difficult to discern on a mammogram and increases a woman’s risk of cancer. The new law requires women to be told if they have dense breast tissue and, for those who do, suggests that they discuss with their doctor whether further screenings would be advisable. Now a Santa Clara County Supervisor, Simitian said, “By requiring information on dense breast tissue, the law now ensures that women are better informed about their

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bodies and will help them make better decisions about the medical screening or care they might need.” “Early detection of cancer is the key to saving lives, which is the most important aim of this law,” said Simitian. “But it also reduces health care costs, because cancer caught early can be treated less expensively and with less hardship to the patient.” About 40 percent of women have dense breast tissue, but an overwhelming majority of women are unaware of their breast density. The risk of breast cancer for women with extremely dense tissue is five times greater than for those with low breast density. A study by the Mayo Clinic in 2011 found that 75 percent of cancers in women with dense breast tissue were missed by mammography alone. Both the cancer and the dense tissue appear white on a mammogram.   The legislation, Senate Bill 1538, was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown following the 2012 legislative session.

As it moved through the Legislature, it gained the support of the California Radiological Society, the California Nurses Association, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, the California Affiliates of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the Breast Cancer Fund. “I’m gratified that doctors are now required to share this vital information with patients,” said Simitian. “But in addition, those concerned about women’s health should continue to do all they can to make women aware of this issue, to encourage them to ask the right questions about their cancer risk and about appropriate preventative measures.”   For more about SB 1538, visit www.senatorsimitian. com and click on the “Are You Dense” icon. For more information about dense breast tissue, visit www.areyoudense. org. Simitian will hold a telephone “Town Hall” about the issue of early detection and the importance of the new law on April 7. To participate, call (866) 476-7782.

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A raíz del tercer aniversario de la promulgación de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible (ACA) y la Notificación Previa de Cambios Metodológicos emitida por el Centro para Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS), La Coalición Latina hoy formuló las siguientes declaraciones sobre la “Notificación de 45 Días” prevista para entrar en vigencia el 1 de abril de 2013. La Notificación Previa de Cambios Metodológicos emitida por el CMS podría dar lugar a una interrupción de servicios significativa para los 14 millones de beneficiarios inscritos en los planes Medicare Advantage. Esta notificación, junto con las reducciones de financiamiento de Medicare Advantage exigidas por la ley y ya puestas en marcha por la ACA, reducirá el próximo año los pagos de Medicare Advantage en más de ocho por ciento en promedio, o aproximadamente $11 mil millones en 2014. “Nuestros pobres y nuestra clase media son el sector más vulnerable de nuestra comunidad, y se verán afec-

tados negativamente por este enorme recorte del financiamiento del programa de Medicare Advantage”, dijo el Dr. Alfonso E. Pino, anestesiólogo y miembro de la junta directiva de La Coalición Latina. “Una reducción del número y de la variedad de elecciones del plan junto con una disminución sustancial de los beneficios y un aumento de los gastos del bolsillo están amenazando la atención médica. Los importantes servicios para los pacientes que padecen de enfermedades crónicas se reducirán dramáticamente, afectando de forma desproporcionada a las minorías, incluyendo a los hispanos, y a los individuos con desventajas socioeconómicas” El Dr. Pino luego explica que el nuevo ajuste con arreglo a “la Notificación de 45 Días” perjudicará muy especialmente a los pacientes con diabetes, enfermedades de los riñones y daño a los nervios, enfermedades que tienen altas incidencias entre la población hispana. “Ha llegado el momento de actuar para establecer un sistema eficaz que no reduci-

rá la calidad de los servicios ni arruinará financieramente el sistema Medicare”, dijo Pino. “Nuestro sistema de atención de la salud necesita definitivamente una reforma seria, pero las consecuencias que pronto tendrá la Ley de Cuidado de Salud Asequible para Medicare Advantage golpeará en el corazón y motor de nuestra economía — la pequeña empresa”, dijo Hector Barreto, el presidente de La Coalición Latina y antiguo administrador de la Administración de Pequeños Negocios de los Estados Unidos (2001-2006). “El sector privado será afectado de forma desproporcionada por aun mayores aumentos de los costos de cuidado de la salud para los empleados, el despedido de trabajadores, impuestos y regulaciones onerosas y el aumento previsto del déficit de nuestra nación de $6.2 billones. Tenemos que mejorar de forma eficaz el sistema y dotarle de sostenibilidad para el segmento potencialmente más poderoso de nuestra economía”. 

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California’s unemployment rate unchanged at 9.8 % Nonfarm payroll jobs increase by 1,700

SACRAMENTO California’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.8 percent in January, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 1,700 during the month for a total gain of 681,400 jobs since the recovery began in February 2010, according to data released by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two separate surveys. The federal survey of households, done with a smaller sample than the survey of employers, shows an increase in the number of employed people. It estimates the number of Californians holding jobs in January was 16,775,000, an increase of 30,000 from December 2012, and up

322,000 from the employment total in January of last year. The number of people unemployed in California was 1,816,000 – up by 3,000 over the month, but down by 212,000 compared with January of last year. EDD’s report on payroll employment (wage and salary jobs) in the nonfarm industries of California totaled 14,526,700 in January, a net gain of 1,700 jobs since the December survey. This followed a gain of 8,200 jobs (as revised) in December.   Seven categories (mining and logging; construction; financial activities; professional and business services;

educational and health services; leisure and hospitality; and other services) added jobs over the month, gaining 29,300 jobs. Leisure and hospitality posted the largest increase over the month, adding 7,800 jobs. Four categories (manufacturing; trade, transportation and utilities; information; and government) reported job declines over the month, down 27,600 jobs. Information posted the largest decrease over the month, down 18,200 jobs.   In a year-over-year comparison (January 2012 to January 2013), nonfarm payroll employment in California increased by 254,900 jobs (up 1.8 percent).

2013/2014 Cobros por Concepto de la Producción de Agua Superficial y Subterránea

POR ESTE CONDUCTO SE NOTIFICA LO SIGUIENTE: Que el día 22 de febrero del 2013 se emitió un reporte sobre las actividades y el incremento de las reservas de agua del Distrito de Aguas del Valle de Santa Clara, dicho reporte por escrito le fue entregado a Michele L. King, CMC, Secretaria del Buró, incluyendo un análisis financiero del sistema de servicios del Distrito de Aguas, información al día así como acerca de los requerimientos a futuro del Distrito, los suministros de agua disponibles para el Distrito y el capital de mejoramiento y mantenimiento y requerimientos de operación; un método de financiamiento; una recomendación en cuanto a si o no se debe imponer un cobro para agua subterránea en alguna zona o zonas del Distrito y, si algún cobro por agua subterránea es recomendado, una propuesta sobre el monto del cobro por acre-pie para el agua de agricultura y un monto del cobro por acre-pie para el agua que no sea para la agricultura por zona o zonas. Que el día 9 de abril del 2013, a las 9:00 a.m., se llevará a cabo una audiencia pública en el Salón de Juntas del Buró de Directores del Distrito del Aguas del Valle de Santa Clara en el 5700 Almaden Expressway, San José California, esta audiencia será a cerca de dicho reporte; que todos los operadores de las instalaciones dentro del Distrito y cualquier otra persona interesada en las actividades del Distrito en la protección e incrementación de los recursos de agua del Distrito son invitadas para que llamen a las oficinas del Distrito en el 5750 Almaden Expressway, San José, California para examinar dicho reporte; Que en el lugar y fecha mencionados con anterioridad, cualquier operador de las instalaciones productoras del agua dentro del Distrito o cualquier persona interesada en las actividades del Distrito sobre la protección e incremento de los suministros de agua del Distrito puede asistir en persona o por medio de un representante o presentar evidencia en referencia al asunto tratado en el reporte por escrito; y Que basados en los hallazgos y determinaciones de dicha audiencia, incluyendo los resultados de cualquier procedimiento de protesta, el Buró de Directores del Distrito determinará si procede o no una atenuante al cargo por la producción de agua subterránea y por el agua de la superficie por zona o zonas; y que si el Buró de Directores determina que si debe haber una atenuante al cargo por la producción de agua subterránea y superficial debe ser sujeta y apegada a la ley aplicable, apoyándose en todas las personas que operan las instalaciones subterráneas y distribuyendo el agua en la superficie dentro de la zona o zonas a partir del primero de julio del 2013. 02/2013

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Un seguro del cual podría prescindir Jason Alderman PRACTICAL MONEY

Creo firmemente que lo mejor es tener los seguros que son realmente necesarios, especialmente en lo que respecta a responsabilidad personal y de salud. Pero si el dinero escasea y desea aprovechar al máximo sus dólares, hay seguros de los cuales podría prescindir o coberturas que podrían estar duplicadas a través de otros seguros que ya tiene. Garantías extendidas. Cuando compra un auto, un electrodoméstico o un dispositivo electrónico, los vendedores por lo general intentan venderle una garantía extendida. Estas pólizas a menudo duplican la cobertura que ya posee en la garantía del fabricante. Además, muchas tarjetas de crédito brindan garantía para artículos comprados con la tarjeta. Seguro para smartphones. Después de desembolsar una suma importante en un smartphone, quizá se sienta tentado a reemplazar el seguro. Tenga en cuenta que quizás deba pagar un deducible considerable y quizás reciba un teléfono reacondicionado, ni siquiera el mismo modelo. Mi consejo: conserve el teléfono viejo para reactivarlo en caso de que pierda el nuevo. Seguro contra accidentes aéreos. La posibilidad de morir en un accidente aéreo es ínfima y ya está cubierto por su seguro de vida normal. Verifique también el contrato de su tarjeta de crédito, ya que muchas cubren esos accidentes cuando los boletos se compran con la tarjeta. Seguro de vida para hijos. El propósito del seguro de

vida es brindar una protección económica para las personas a cargo de alguien, por lo tanto, excepto que sus hijos sean estrellas de cine que lo mantienen, esta cobertura podría ser innecesaria. Una mejor manera de proteger el futuro de ellos es depositando esas primas mensuales en una cuenta de ahorro de emergencia o comprando un seguro de vida a término para usted. Seguro para mascotas. Hoy, los tratamientos veterinarios compiten con la medicina humana (trasplantes de órganos, quimioterapia, etc.) y quizá le cueste una pequeña fortuna mantener vivo a Fido. No obstante, antes de comprar una póliza para mascotas, compare las características de los planes cuidadosamente y evalúe los gastos que tendría durante el periodo de vida de su mascota. Por ejemplo, las primas mensuales aumentan con la edad de su mascota, los deducibles y copagos habitualmente son más altos que la cobertura para personas y generalmente hay límites anuales y por enfermedad. Además, las condiciones preexistentes y hereditarias no suelen tener cobertura. Seguro de alquiler de auto. En la mayoría de los casos, el seguro opcional que ofrecen las agencias de alquiler de automóviles duplica la cobertura que usted ya tiene. No obstante, antes de rechazar automáticamente la cobertura de la agencia, consulte a su compañía de seguro y a su tarjeta de crédito si posee cobertura total en caso de alquilar un auto. Algunas consideraciones: »La cobertura de la póliza del automóvil a menudo expira a los 30 días o antes de haber alquilado el auto.

»Los autos deportivos, los modelos de alta gama, los utilitarios deportivos y las camionetas están excluidos. »Generalmente está prohibido viajar fuera de las áreas de cobertura, especialmente a fronteras extranjeras o por caminos irregulares. »Si no posee una cobertura integral y contra choques para su propio automóvil, es posible que su seguro no cubra el coche en alquiler. Además, consulte si dicha cobertura se limita al valor de su vehículo propio, ya que la mayoría de los coches en alquiler son nuevos. »Pregunte qué pasaría si infringe los términos del contrato de alquiler (por ejemplo, si conduce imprudentemente o permite que conduzcan conductores no autorizados). Seguro por una enfermedad específica. Algunas personas adquieren un seguro de vida y médico complementario para condiciones específicas como cáncer, cardiopatías o accidentes cerebrovasculares. Antes de adquirirlo, asegúrese de contar con un buen seguro médico que cubra dichas condiciones. Además, revise atentamente las restricciones de la póliza. Por ejemplo, muchas pólizas de seguro de cáncer no pagan el tratamiento ambulatorio ni cubren el cáncer de piel, además, imponen límites para procedimientos específicos. Cuando se trata de su presupuesto, y de la seguridad de su familia, lo más conveniente es saber qué seguro es esencial y cuáles podría omitir.


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Jefe estatal de escuelas Steep Funding Cuts Lead to Sharp Decline anuncia versión en español de Common Core in Access to Community Colleges SACRAMENTO

Enrollment rates at 20-year low, with first-time students among the most affected

SAN FRANCISCO Student enrollment rates in California’s community colleges have dropped to a 20-year low in the wake of unprecedented cuts in state funding, according to a report released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). In the Great Recession and its aftermath, the community college system sustained $1.5 billion in budget cuts between 2007–08 and 2011–12, the report finds. These cuts are far larger than those made during past economic downturns in the state. These cutbacks led in turn to a decline in access for students. Had enrollment rates remained at 2008–09 levels, the community college system would today be serving an additional 600,000 students. The sharpest declines in enrollment are among returning students—those returning to school after an absence—and first-time students. Enrollment of first-time students declined by 5 percent—even as the number of California high school graduates increased by 9 percent. PPIC’s survey of administrators shows that the

colleges have prioritized their core academic and career technical missions. Enrollment declines have been lowest for these courses. Nearly all administrators say they also give priority in course enrollment to certain students, usually continuing students— those enrolled the previous semester. Recent high school graduates and basic skills students were less likely to get priority. These priorities led to a dramatic change in the age composition of the colleges’ students: Enrollment among the oldest and youngest students has declined sharply.   At the same time, students who have remained in the system are succeeding at higher rates, the PPIC report says. Success has improved by three measures: the share of students who complete a course, earn a passing grade, and successfully transfer to a four-year college or university. The success rates have increased for every ethnic and racial group.   The fiscal outlook for community colleges is brighter today because of revenue from

the passage of Proposition 30 and potential increases in the 2013–14 state budget. But the additional funding is unlikely to make up for years of big cuts. The report concludes that if community colleges are to fulfill their multiple missions, they will need to look at finding additional cost savings and developing new revenue sources. Finding new revenue will be difficult because community colleges—unlike CSU and UC—cannot raise fees, which are set by the state legislature. One source of that funding may be local parcel taxes. Another is changes to the fee waiver system. The colleges have waived fees of as many as a third of students in recent years. The income threshold to qualify for a waiver is relatively high. If the threshold were lowered, some students now getting waivers may be able to pay their fees, which are relatively low, on their own. Others are likely to qualify for federal financial aid but don’t necessarily apply for it. Requiring them to do so, as the governor has proposed, could bring in federal dollars.

A medida que California se dirige hacia la implementación plena de las normas estatales Common Core, un esfuerzo por separado para traducir los estándares del estudio del idioma inglés al español ya ha sido completado, el Superintendente Estatal de Instrucción Pública Tom Torlakson anunció.

“En esencia, Common Core consiste en garantizar que todos los niños, sin importar de dónde sean ni dónde vivan, reciban una educación de primera clase que sea consistente de escuela a escuela y se gradúen preparados para contribuir al futuro de nuestro estado y nuestro país”, dijo Torlakson.

Los Estándares Comunes Estatales, que cubren el estudio del idioma inglés y las matemáticas, proporcionarán una comprensión clara de lo que deben aprender los estudiantes, para que las escuelas y las familias sepan lo que tienen que hacer para ayudarlos. Este es un esfuerzo liderado por el estado para asegurar que todos los estudiantes se gradúen de escuelas públicas listos para el mundo profesional y la universidad. Incluso se significa que 45 estados de la Unión Americana y tres territorios que han adoptado los estándares tendrán libre acceso a la traducción al español de los estándares del estudio del idioma inglés. También anticipan la traducción de los estándares de matemáticas.

El esfuerzo es coordinado por Silvia C. Dorta-Duque de Reyes del condado de San Diego, quien recibió un reconocimiento otorgado por la Asociación de California para la Educación Bilingüe (CABE).
Un grupo de educadores a nivel de distrito y académicos del idioma tradujeron las normas, incluyendo “amplificación lingüística” para garantizar que el nuevo documento vaya más allá de una traducción literal, para comunicar conceptos de manera efectiva. Información adicional sobre los estándares estatales Common Core están disponibles en el Departmento de Educación de California visitando http://www.cde.ca.gov/ re/cc.

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Local Young Lady Competes For The Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Oakland/San Jose Title Dania   Zamudio  of  San Jose  was recently selected to participate in the 2013  Miss Jr. Pre-Teen  Oakland/San Jose  pageant competition that will take place on April 6.   Zamudio  learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local  Oakland/San Jose  area.   Zamudio submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year’s Oakland/San Jose Pageant Coordinator.   Zamudio  will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Zamudio  will be competing in the Miss Jr. Pre-Teen division, one of four divisions that will

have young ladies ages 7 to 19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, Dania will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’sOakland/San Jose judging panel.  Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.   If Zamudio were to win the title of Miss Jr. Pre-Teen Oakland/San Jose, she would represent Oakland/San Jose and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida.   Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five

nights and six days in Orlando, Florida. Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals will assist  Zamudio  in participating in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor for her.   Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support which will allow Dania to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s Oakland/San Jose Pageant.   Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor for  Zamudio  may contact the  Miss Jr. PreTeen  Oakland/San Jose  Pageant Coordinator at  1-877403-6678.

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YMCA Honored by First Lady for Work Fighting Childhood Obesity

San Jose CALIFORNIA South Valley Family YMCA recently was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama for its work to combat childhood obesity in the community. The nonprofit received an Honorable Mention in the “Let’s Move! Communities on the Move Video Challenge” at the Let’s Move Faith and Communities event hosted by The White House and the Centers for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Y’s video, “A Community on the Move,” was among nine winning submissions from faith and community leaders, showcasing what they are doing in local communities to offer opportunities to make healthier choices, provide access to healthy, affordable food, and encourage increased physical activity. Videos came in from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.   In the video, the Y uses upbeat music and footage, from its after school programs, to show how it provides creative opportunities for children and families to exercise

through sports, group games, cultural dances and ZUMBA classes. Children and families participate in nutrition education, cooking classes and tasting activities to promote eating fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods. “At the Y, we partner with schools, churches, food banks and government agencies to positively impact the lives of youth from low-income families who are at risk of academic failure,” said Liz Gonzalez, program director at the Y. “We provide kids with a safe, healthy and enriching place to be after school.”   Mrs. Obama launched the video challenge in February 2012 during the celebration of the second anniversary of Let’s Move! at an event in Longwood, Fla.   Twenty-one states accepted the challenge and submitted videos focusing on strategies for children of all ages. A panel of judges from Let’s Move!, USDA and  HHS chose one top winner, a Popular Choice winner for receiving the most votes online, and several Honorable Mentions. First prize went to Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Eatonville, Fla. The Popular Choice Award was presented to the City of San Fernando Partnership for Healthy Families

in San Fernando, Calif. “With lots of creativity and a great sense of fun, these congregations and organizations have shown us the inspiring work being done across the country to help our children lead healthier lives,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “Everyone wants to see our nation become healthier, and these contest winners have shown us, that by taking steps big or small, each of us can play a role in solving the problem of childhood obesity. I hope more people are inspired by these organizations to work together for our children’s health.”   Over the years, South Valley Family YMCA has continued to grow and expand its reach in the south San Jose community, thanks to support from donors, volunteers and staff.   “Because of their commitment and dedication to our cause—to strengthen the foundations of community— we can continue to address critical community issues like childhood hunger, obesity, family health, fitness and wellness, water safety, and opportunities for youth to be involved in safe, nurturing and inclusive environments year-round at the Y,” said Rick Valdez, executive director of South Valley Family YMCA.  


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hether you grow your own vegetables or shop the produce aisle in your grocery store, garden-fresh vegetables add beautiful color and great taste to the table. Ree Drummond, known to her fans as The Pioneer Woman, is raising four active kids on a working cattle ranch in Okla­homa and has written two best-selling cookbooks. She says she loves to find new ways to put more delicious veggies on her family’s table. “I get so excited about my garden — maybe a little too excited!” Drummond says. “Sometimes I literally have vege­tables coming out my ears. Fortunately, I’ve got four kids who love to pick just about any­thing I plant, so every­thing gets harvested on time — if not a little earlier.” If you don’t have a vegetable garden or can’t always get fresh produce, don’t despair. Flashfrozen vegetables retain much of their flavor and nutrient value. Thaw vegetables before using them in these recipes, or just heat them through and toss with high-quality butter for an easy side dish. When they taste this good, kids will be saying, “More veggies, please!”

Spring Stir-Fry

Yield: 4 servings 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound whole jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 1/2 pound asparagus, ends trimmed off, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen green peas Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1 lemon 1/4 cup finely minced fresh parsley Fresh Parmesan shavings, as desired Heat 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add minced garlic and stir to cook for 1 minute. Add shrimp and cook for 3 minutes, or until opaque. Remove shrimp and garlic to a plate. Do not clean skillet. Add rest of the butter and melt. Add carrots and asparagus in a single layer and cook, stirring occa­sionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender but still slightly crisp. Scoot carrots and asparagus to edges of pan, then add peas to middle of pan. Cook for one to two minutes, stirring gently, until peas are heated through and tender. Add shrimp back to pan, stir to toss, then add salt and pepper. Squeeze juice of one lemon all over contents of pan and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Sprinkle parsley over top. Serve stir fry immediately over cooked rice, or on its own. Top with Parmesan shavings and squeeze on extra lemon juice if needed.

Oven-Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms

Yield: 4 servings 1 pound asparagus, trimmed 1 (8-ounce) package mushrooms, quartered 1/4 cup red onion, sliced 3 large cloves garlic, sliced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 half stick (4 tablespoons) Land O Lakes Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt, melted 1 teaspoon lemon juice Heat oven to 425°F. Arrange asparagus, mushrooms and onions on aluminum foil-lined 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Drizzle melted butter and lemon juice over top. Bake 15 to 20 minutes until aspara­gus are tender and lightly browned.

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR This year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the death Cesar E. Chavez who was born March 31, 1927; died: April 23, 1993. Chavez is the best known American Hispanic who was a civil rights activist. One of his statements was: “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” We, in San Jose, CA, were fortunate in having Cesar E. Chavez, live here in the ‘Sal Si Puedes’ (get out if you can) area. Here he acquired his leadership skills at CSO, San Jose as a community organizer. Within a few years, Cesar had personally learned much about the socio-economic situtations faced by low income workers, especially the farm workers (los campesinos). Cesar Estrada Chavez was the founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), the first successful farm workers union in America. For more than 30 years Chávez, supported by Dollores Huerta, led the UFW to achieve dignity, respect, fair wages, medical coverage, pension benefits, and humane living conditions, as well as countless other rights and protections for thousands of our nation’s workers. His leadership on behalf of workers helped achieve the first

MARCH 29 - APRIL 4, 2013 industry-wide labor contracts in the history of American agriculture and brought about the passage of the groundbreaking 1975 California Agriculture Labor Relations Act. Recently, on March 22, 2013, when U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) attempted to have a U.S. Senate Resolution to honor and commemorate civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez, the U.S. Senate Republicans obstructed its approval. “I am proud to introduce legislation commemorating the life and legacy of César Estrada Chávez – something I have done every year as Chairman of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force,” said Senator Menendez. “Chávez was one of the greatest civil rights leaders of our time – a man who dedicated his life to fighting for equality, justice, and dignity not only for Hispanic farm workers, but for all workers in the United States. Chávez always said: ‘the fight is never about grapes or lettuce; it’s always about people.’ His legacy serves as a source of inspiration to me and many others who believe in fairness and safety for every American worker.
  
“Regrettably, my Republican colleagues in the Senate are yet again standing in the way of giving César Chávez the recognition he deserves, despite their renewed interest in winning over Latino voters. The contrast could not be clearer: this is the sev-

enth year in a row that I have introduced this important resolution honoring the anniversary of Chávez’ birthday – and the seventh time that Republicans objected to passage by Unanimous Consent. If Republicans think that objecting to Chávez is a good start to their Hispanic outreach efforts, they ought to rethink their strategy.”
 
“César Chávez dedicated his life to defending the rights not only of farm workers, but of all Americans who have suffered under discrimination or oppression. His life experience inspired him to defend those who toiled beside him, who were often oppressed because of their ethnicity,” said Majority Leader Reid. “With fellow civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, he fought to abolish child labor, for safe and fair working conditions and for equal pay for equal work. As Congress considers immigration reform, we need to learn from César Chavez’s example: fix what has gone wrong, and restore order and dignity to our broken immigration system.
  
“Unfortunately, Senate Republicans objected to honoring the true legacy of César Chávez. Instead of joining Democrats to honor this great American in a resolution celebrating his life, the Senate Republicans blocked the resolution. This is a disrespect for the legacy of an inspirational leader.” And so the struggle to eliminate disparities and inequities continues.

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Harvesting Unions: Cesar Chavez and the people’s fight alongside people like Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy.

Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Cesar Estrada Chavez was born into the conditions that countless others also faced when being Mexican-American or any Latino nationality in the 1920’s U.S. He was born to a farming family in 1927 in a small area around Yuma, Arizona. As a child with 5 other siblings, he worked alongside them on their ranch land and grocery store, although ultimately this land and store were lost during the Great Depression. In 1938 his family, unable to maintain a stable livelihood in Arizona, moved to California to work in the fields of Southern California, which during the 20th century was the worlds center of agriculture. As a boy, he and his sister helped sick farm workers by driving them to the hospital or giving them general rides. His selflessness was due to the morals his grandmother and parents had instilled in him throughout his life. The value of hard work, importance on caring for the less fortunate and understanding the inequalities of the world around him, created the drive for social upward mobility. His schooling only went as far as 8th grade in order to become a full time farm worker and allow his mother rest from the exhausting farm work. The injustices that Cesar Chavez saw coming from this type of work would eventually build a base for his efforts as a labor reformer. This would shape the future of farm working and civil rights

His ascent from a full time farm worker to a labor leader and Civil Rights Activist began when he joined the United States NAVY at age 17. His experiences being there for two years did not bode well, as he would one day describe it as a the “two worst years of my life”. This was due to the discrimination he encountered being a Latino in military service. After returning from service he married his high school sweetheart, Helen Favela, and moved to San Jose, California. They would eventually have 7 children. Early on in San Jose, Chavez met a priest who enlightened him on the principles of nonviolence and introduced him to the writings of Mahatma Gandhi and St. Francis. These men showed Chavez that through calm, collected tactics, change could be made in society and community. Thus the mechanisms of social organizing began to turn within Cesar Chavez. His first real introduction into organizing was from joining the Community Service Organization (CSO). This group specialized in dealing with immigration and tax problems. They had been enlisting new members in San Jose in 1953 when Chavez met an organizer of theirs named Fred Ross. This man would become a life long collaborator and friend because of his ideals and teachings.During his whole life Cesar had seen and lived through the prob-

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lems of the farm workers and the systems that controlled it. Until joining the CSO he had not been able to progress with his ideas and goals. After gaining the knowledge and inner strength to help others in vastly more positive ways, he managed to move up in the CSO ranks, ultimately becoming the president. Although in that position, he was not allowed to organize farm workers, which led to him resigning and beginning his own plans of creating a association for farm workers. He traveled throughout California creating networks with farm working commu-

nities. His new organization was the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA, later United Farm Workers, UFW) and it helped project the civil rights violations that were and had been, committed for years to immigrant laborers in the fields across the country. It helped people gain the knowledge about the respect they deserved among their community, as well as how the voting process worked. In the 1960’s his organization joined with the Filipino Agricultural Workers Union (FAWU) after the farm workers civil rights movements

were becoming increasingly tense. During these moments of boiling social momentum, Cesar Chavez shined as the leader of the movement. Nearly everyone accepted this. He had worked his whole life, first as a youth in the fields to a leader amongst the crowds of supporters. His non-violent tactics reinforced the idealism of Gandhi and St. Francis and would go on to be a signature tactic of his vision and power with the communities of the nation. Even after he helped restructure the treatment of farm workers and made their lives a lot more positive, he continued to strive for com-

munity service until his death in 1993. Fasting showed his physical commitment to the non-violent movements he led. This spiritual inclination was a way to refocus his vision and find support from followers who knew that Chavez cared deeply about the UFW and everything it wanted to accomplish. These initiatives helped made Chavez into a symbol for perseverance, justice and peaceful protest. His legacy continues to inspire the generations that came after him, in fighting for equality for immigrants and all workers in the United States. He was awarded a posthumous Medal of Freedom from then President Clinton in 1994. On March 31st his legacy and symbol of community strength, environmentalism and civil rights is celebrated as an official state holiday.

“A symbol is an important thing. That is why we chose an Aztec eagle. It gives pride . . . When people see it they know it means dignity,” -Cesar Chavez

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Lleva el “Guinness world Captura libro talento de records” 2013 a un artesanos oaxaqueños mundo increíble México NOTIMEX El “Guinness world records” es un extraordinario libro que desde hace años invita al lector a descubrir un mundo de récords, todo un universo de personas, animales, hechos y situaciones increíbles. Ahora, en su edición 2013, incluye imágenes para ser vistas con Realidad Aumentada, en 3D. En su edición en español, el “Guinness de los récords” es el libro con “copyright” más vendido de la historia. En él, el público, recomendado para lectores a partir de los 12 años de edad, encuentra también información sobre las hazañas más asombrosas, ilustradas con impactantes

fotografías en blanco y negro y en color.De acuerdo con los editores, quienes ya colocaron el libro en todas las mesas de novedades del país, “vuelve el libro de los récords con nuevas y más alucinantes hazañas. Animales espectaculares, récords deportivos, colecciones increíbles y curiosidades del espacio, todo ésto y más en el libro más famoso del mundo”. El sello editorial asegura que este año los amantes de lo asombroso descubrirán “un libro realmente explosivo”, pues a lo anterior se añade la posibilidad de poder descargar gratis la aplicación de Realidad Aumentada para ver cómo los récords emergen del libro en alucinante y verdadera Tercera Dimensión (3D).

Los autores señalan que se debe conocer por sus nuevas y alucinantes imágenes, y porque el libro “Guinness world records” fascina a todos los niños porque está repleto de hechos fascinantes que sorprenden y sobre los que pueden hablar con sus amigos. Y a los padres, porque sus hijos adquieren nuevos conocimientos.   También, añade la misma fuente al sustentar las ventajas de esta publicación, porque incluye páginas con Realidad Aumentada para ver los récords en 3D y porque representa un excelente regalo para divertirse y aprender a través de sus 296 páginas en español en formato de 22 por 29.5 centímetros, de fácil manejo.

México NOTIMEX La vida de dos artesanos, que a través de su labor se han convertido en extraordinarios artistas, es recogida en el segundo libro de Hartmut Zantke “Alebrijes, Obras maestras de Jacobo y María Ángeles”, presentado en el auditorio del Museo de Arte Popular (MAP). La publicación combina narrativa e ilustración para dar a profundizar aún más en el arte popular mexicano, que está inspirado en toda una zoología fantástica prehispánica, y donde es posible visualizar el pensamiento creativo mexicano muy arraigado en motivos religiosos, así como en el arte ancestral. Hartmut Zantke explicó que el libro surgió a raíz de una fuerte inquietud y conexión que tuvo con el arte que en conjunto han llevan a

cabo Jacobo y María durante toda su vida, a quienes había comprado en el pasado 300 de sus piezas, en su mayoría alebrijes. Desde su juventud, Zantke se ha dedicado al estudio del arte europeo y asiático, sin embargo, desde 1991, se interesó por el arte indígena mexicano, pues en ningún país halló tan fuertes raíces que conjugan el arte antiguo y moderno, algo que sólo sucede en México. Parte de la tradición que en ellos se observa proviene del trabajo que escultores y pintores mexicanos, quienes utilizaron formas, colores, ornamentos, pictografías de culturas muy antiguas y que retoman mitos y leyendas mayas, aztecas, zapotecas y mixtecas. Además, Hartmut Zantke destacó que el trabajo de Jacobo y María recuerda a las

formas primitivas de la vida, tal y como alguna vez lo representó el zoólogo Ernst Haeckel en sus retablos al describir a los organismos unicelulares que viven en el mar, mismos que introdujo al arte. De la misma manera, el autor mencionó que los reflejos en diferentes formas simétricas sobre los que trabajan estos artesanos, así como el uso de formas tridimensionales, quienes desarrollan su arte desde lo minúsculo para elaborar una estructura compleja muy bella. “María y Jacobo toman como bases diseños de sus ancestros, usan elementos muy complejos y que los posicionan como perlas o diamantes en un collar dan de manera muy intensa una fuerte muestra de lo que es el arte mexicano, que tiene como característica fundamental su humildad”, concluyó.


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Acuario Últimamente sientes que tienes más responsabilidades que las que te corresponden, sin embargo; en cierta manera, tú has ayudado a que eso suceda porque te gusta hacerle la vida más fácil a los demás. Has creado un karma benéfico con tus buenos pensamientos y acciones por lo tanto lo que más deseas, el universo te lo concederá. Números de suerte: 10-20-21-31-41-45

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 576293 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, XL Vehicle Graphics & Digital Prints, 979 W. San Carlos St. Ste C, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. O & J Inc. 979 W. San Carlos St. Suite C., San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) O & J Inc. Omar Lara March 29; April 5, 12, 19, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/20/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575900 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Eres Makeup Academy, 2229 Paragon Dr., San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Lizbeth Rivas, 421 Oakland Ave., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Lizbeth Rivas March 29; April 5, 12, 19, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/11/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575882 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, A & L Auto Connection, 288 E Virginia St., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. John Vo, 2600 Corde Terra Cir., Apt # 5407, San Jose, CA 95111, Ly La, 2066 Sierra Rd., San Jose, CA 95131. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) John Vo March 29; April 5, 12, 19, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/11/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV240926 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Laurent Joseph Dias-Sanchez, Leonce Julian Sanchez-Dias, Lucien Jason Sanchez-Dias & Kathryn Ann Sanchez TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Laurent Joseph Dias-Sanchez, Leonce Julian SanchezDias, Lucien Jason Sanchez-Dias & Kathryn Ann Sanchez filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Laurent Joseph Dias-Sanchez to Laurent Joseph Dias b. Leonce Julian Sanchez-Dias to Leonce Julian Dias c. Lucien Jason Sanchez-Dias to Lucien Jason Dias d. Kathryn Ann Sanchez to Kathryn Ann Sanchez-Dias. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/07/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 26, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 29; April 05, 12, 19, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV243474 Superior Court of California, County

of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: James Myron Merdler TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, James Myron Merdler filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. James Myron Merdler to James Wallace Nomoto . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/18/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 22, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 29; April 05, 12, 19, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV243391 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Juan Villa Aguila TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Juan Villa Aguila filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Juan Villa Aguila aka Juan Villa to Johnathan Villa . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/18/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 21, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 29; April 05, 12, 19, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV243312 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Matin Moslem TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Matin Moslem filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Matin Moslem to Matin Mosley . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/11/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 20, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 29; April 05, 12, 19, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV243132 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Cesar Gutierrez TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Cesar Gutierrez filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Cesar Gutierrez aka Cesar Sandoval to (first) Cesar (last) Gutierrez Sandoval . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/28/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks

prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 18, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 29; April 05, 12, 19, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241855 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alejandro Rodriguez Flores TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Alejandro Rodriguez Flores, has filed a petition with this court for a decree changing petitioners name to: Judy Rodriguez Flores. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95133. 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. February 26, 2013 Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 29; April 05, 12, 19, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 576244 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Black Rose Apparel, 619 University Ave., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Angel Palacios, 10396 Nancy Lane, San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/18/2013. “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.) Angel Palacios March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/18/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 576118 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Cables4Computer, Batteries4Laptop, SOHO-VOIP-PHONE, PARTS4PC, RACKS4SERVER, BUYCOOLGADGETS, RETRACTABLECABLES OGIZMOS,ASKFORATUTOR,MAILRAIL, WORLDOFAYURVEDA, Autospareparts USA, Securityproductazone, Nexhi, onrit, zillabay, 1313 N. Milpitas Blvd., Suite 285, Milpitas, CA 95035, Santa Clara Co. Namo Solutions, 1313 N. Milpitas, Blvd. #285, Milpitas, CA 95035. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/06/2004. “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.) Namo Solutions Vinod Shantilal/CEO March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/14/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 576014 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Claudia’s House Cleaning, 497 S. Willard Ave Apt. 3, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Claudia Vazquez, 497 S. Willard Ave. Apt., 3, San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Claudia Vazquez March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/12/13.

MARCH 29 - APRIL 4, 2013 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575995 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Auto Diagnostic and Suspension, 660 Coleman Ave #10., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Rossette Ghanem, 405 S. Buena Vista Ave., Apt A., San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed here on. “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.) Rossette Ghanem March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/12/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575717 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Banda La Tropicana, 3411 Story Rd., San Jose, CA 95127, Santa Clara Co. Conrado Perez Ruiz, 3411 Story Rd., San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/06/13. “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.) Conrado Perez Ruiz March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/06/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV243127 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kelly Gene Jones TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kelly Gene Jones has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kristopher Ray George Hoyland, Jr. to Kristopher Paul Jones. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/11/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 18, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 22, 29; April 05, 12, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242999 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anh Kim Pham & Khai Lam TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Anh Kim Pham & Khai Lam have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Trevor Minh Lam to Trevor Minh Pham. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/11/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 15, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 22, 29; April 05, 12, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242346

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Samantha Vu TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Samantha Vu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Darren Tran to Darren Joseph Vu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/28/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 06, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 22, 29; April 05, 12, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242175 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Merced Ortiz TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Merced Ortiz has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Itzel Cruz to Itzel Ortiz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/28/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 05, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 22, 29; April 05, 12, 2013. Forder for Publication or Posting of Summons Essie R Villarreal 1090 Ruge Drive San Jose, CA 95132 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SANTA CLARA STREET ADDRESS:170 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95113 MAILING ADDRESS: 191 North First Street CITY AND ZIP CODE: San Jose, CA 95113 Petitioner: Essie R. Villarreal Respondent: Carlos Sanchez ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OR POSTING Case No. 1-11-FL159832 Publication Granted: The Court finds that the Respondent cannot be served in any other manner specified in the California Code of Civil Procedure. The Court orders that the Summons and Petition be served by publication in the newspaper listed below. Publication must occur at least once a week for four successive weeks. EL OBSERVADOR If during the time of Publication or Posting you locate the Respondent’s address you must have someone 18 years or older mail the Summons, Petition and Order for Publication to the Respondent. The server must complete and file with the Court a Proof of Service or Mail, FL-335. Declaration: I sent a letter to Respondent’s last know residence by certified mailed on October 24, 2011. Around the same time I started to research multiple search engines like WhitePages; People Smart; and Facebook to see if anyone looked or seemed to be familiar. I only knew him for a month and never met his relatives. My results were overwhelmingly successful with over 20 pages of Carlos Sanchez


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MARCH 29 - APRIL 4, 2013 results. After reviewing and contacting a couple profiles with no success I felt it necessary to request the court to grant the Order for Publication of Summons. On November 11, 2011 the certified letter was returned as “Return to sender …. No such address. Date:Feb. 17, 2012 Published: March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. SUMMONS (Family Law) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): Carlos Sanchez You are being sued. Lo están demandado. Petitioner’s name is:Essie R. Villarreal Nombre del demandante: Case Number (Número de caso):111FL15932 You have 30 CALENDER DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL120 or FL 123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call 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. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want 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. Tiene 30 DIAS CORRIDOS después de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citación y Petición para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120 ó FL123) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefónica 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 le puede ordenar que pague manutención y honorarios y costos legales. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario un formulario de exención de cuotas.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 on Page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. AVISO; Las órdenes de restricción que figuran en la página 2 valen para ambos cónyuges o pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la petición, se emita un fallo o la corte dé otras órdenes. Cualquier autoridad de la ley que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas órdenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. AVISO: Si se emite un fallo u orden de manutención, la corte puede ordenar que usted pague parte de, o todas las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentas a petición de usted o de la otra parte. Si esto ocurre, la parte ordenada

a pagar estas cuotas debe recibir aviso y la oportunidad de solicitar una audiencia para anular la orden de pagar las cuotas exentas. 1. The name and address of the court are (el nombre y dirección de la corte son): 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): Essie R. Villarreal 1090 Ruge Drive . San Jose, CA 95132 David H Yamasaki, Chief Executive Officer/Clerk Date (Fecha) Oct. 18, 2011 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) L. Castillo, Deputy (Asistente) NOTICE TO THE PERSONSERVED: You are served AVISO A LA PERSONA QUE RECIBIÓ LA ENTREGA: Esta entrega se realiza a. as an individual. (a usted como individuo) WARNING – IMPORTANT INFORMATION WARNING: California law provides that, for purposes of division of property upon dissolution of a marriage or domestic partnership or upon legal separation, property acquired by the parties during marriage or domestic partnership in joint form is presumed to be community property. If either party to this action should die before the jointly held community property is divide, the language in the deed that characterizes how title is held (i.e. joint tenancy, tenants in common, or community property) will be controlling, and not the community property presumption. You should consult your attorney if you want the community property presumption to be written into the recorded title to the property. STANDARD FAMILY STRAINING ORDERS

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Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1.Removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court. 2.Cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, or changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or other coverage, including life, health, automobile and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children: 3.Transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, 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 expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However you may use community property, quasi-community property, or you own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. ADVERTENCIA – INFORMACION IMPORTANTE ADVERTENCIA: De acuerdo a la ley de California, las propiedades adquiridas

por las partes durante su matrimonio o pareja de hecho en forma conjunta se consideran propiedad comunitaria para los fines de la división de bienes que ocurre cuando se produce una disolución o separación legal del matrimonio o pareja de hecho. Si cualquiera de las partes de este caso llega a fallecer antes de que se divida la propiedad comunitaria de tenencia conjunta, el destino de la misma quedará determinado por las cláusulas de la escritura correspondiente que describen su tenencia (por ej. tenencia conjunta, tenencia en común o propiedad comunitaria) y no por la presunción de propiedad comunitaria. Si quiere que la presunción comunitaria que registrada en la escritura de la propiedad, debería consultar con un abogado. ORDENES DE RESTRICCION NORMALES DE DERECHO FAMILIAR En forma inmediata, usted y su cónyuge o pareja de hecho tienen prohibido: 1.Llevarse de estado de California a los hijos menores de las partes, si los hubiera, sin el consentimiento previo por escrito de la otra parte o una orden de la corte. 2.Cobrar, pedir prestado, cancelar, transferir, deshacerse o cambiar el nombre de los beneficiarios de cualquier seguro u otro tipo de cobertura, tal como de vida, salud, vehículo y discapacidad, que tenga como beneficiario(s) a las partes y su(s) hijo(s) menor(es); 3.Transferir, gravar, hipotecar, ocultar o deshacerse de cualquier manera de cualquier propiedad, inmueble o personal, ya sea comunitaria, cuasi comunitaria o separada, sin el consentimiento escrito de la otra parte o una orden 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, cuasi comunitaria o suya separada para pagar a un abogado o para ayudarle a pagar los costos de la corte. Published. March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 576021 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Party Fiesta Ballon Décor Deliveries and Party Supplies, 999 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Jose R Ibarra, 754 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 12/15/11. “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 R. Ibarra March 15, 22, 29; April 5, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/13/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575907 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Locksmith, 105 South King Road., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Paul Nguyen, 105 South King Road., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A

registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Paul Nguyen March 15, 22, 29; April 5, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/12/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242811 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sandra Gonzalez Trejo & Jose Luis Garcia Ruiz TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Sandra Gonzalez Trejo & Jose Luis Garcia Ruiz have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Juliette Gonzalez Garcia to Juliette Garcia Gonzalez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/04/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 13, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242756 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Benjamin Travis Loethen TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Benjamin Travis Loethen has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Benjamin Travis Loethen to Kai Fox. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/04/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 13, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242452 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yuping Wang & Yu Xue, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Yuping Wang & Yu Xue have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Huan Chen Xue to Jermy Huanchen Xue. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 07, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 15, 22, 29; April 05, 2013. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 574674 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, El Camino Auto Transmission, 458 Auzeris Ave., San Jose, CA 95126,

Santa Clara Co. Sergio Rene Salguero, 458 Auzerais Ave., San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Sergio Rene Salguero March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/11/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575655 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Juliana’s Jumpers, 2220 Galveston Ave Unit D, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Luis Moreno, 2220 Galveston Ave. Unit D., San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/04/11. “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.) Luis Moreno March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/05/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575640 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Bay Area Bath and Kitchen, 975 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Hormoz Barandar, 6662 Graystone Lane, San Jose, CA 95120, Christine Olszewke, 759 Marilyn Dr., Campbell, CA 95008 . This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/05/13. “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.) Hormoz Barandar March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/05/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575600 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Y Y Construction Co., 719 Josina Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306 Santa Clara Co. Y Y Construction Co., 719 Josina Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306. This business is conducted by a corporation registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Y Y Construction Co. Yao-Yu Liu/President March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/04/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 575544 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Escritorio Publico de Maria Inez Quiñonez Ortiz, Escritorio Publico Tax Services, 47 E. William Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Maria Inez Quiñonez Ortiz, 2052 Gold St.#162, Alviso, CA 95002. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/26/09. “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 Inez Quiñonez Ortiz March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/01/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242307 Superior Court of California, County of

Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Huong Thi Huynh & Thoai Ngoc Chau, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Huong Thi Huynh & Thoai Ngoc Chau have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Vincent Chau Chau to Vincent Huynh Chau. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/28/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 06, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242283 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lizbet Torres de Israde & Samuel Israde, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Lizbet Torres de Israde & Samuel Israde have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alely Israde to Alely Israde Torres. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/28/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 06, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242032 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hamid Reza Ziaei Ziaratgahi & Maryam Hosseini Asffeh Salari, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Hamid Reza Ziaei Ziaratgahi & Maryam Hosseini Asffeh Salari have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hamid Reza Ziaei Ziaratgahi t Hamid Ziaei b.Maryam Hosseini Asffeh Salari to Maryam Salari c. Sina Ziaei Ziaratgahi to Sina Ziaei d. Romina Ziaei Ziaratgahi to Romina Ziaei. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 01, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV242014 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Damian Rene Fernandez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Damian Rene Fernandez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Damian Rene Fernandez to Damian Rene Castaneda. THE COURT ORDERS that all

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 28, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241296 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhan Thanh Thi Lam & Lan Thanh Nguyen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Nhan Thanh Thi Lam & Lan Thanh Nguyen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ngoc Hoai Boa Nguyen to Jaden Hoai Bao Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/14/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb 15, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO. 575638 The following person(s) has/have aban-

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doned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County ClerkRecorder’s office. Arkay Media, 1721 Rogers Avenue Suite K-1, San Jose, CA 95112-1110. Filed in Santa Clara County on 03/30/2010 under file no. 536094. Richard P. Komorowski, 1608 Hope Drive #214, Santa Clara, CA 95054. This business was conducted by an individual. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct ( A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Richard P. Komorowski March 08, 15, 22, 29, 2013. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/05/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV241739 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Norma Leticia Perez & Mario Alejandrez TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Norma Leticia Perez & Mario Alejandrez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mario Giovanny Alejandrez Perez to Bryan Giovanny Perez Ortega. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/21/13 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. February 25, 2013. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 01, 08, 15, 22, 2013.

AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA PROPUESTA DEL PLAN DE SERVICIO SAMTRANS (REVISADO) El Distrito del Condado de San Mateo County Transit District considerará cambios en el servicio de autobús SamTrans como parte de su Plan de Servicio SamTrans en la audiencia pública que se llevará a cabo el 3 de abril, 2013 a las 2 p.m. en el District Administrative Office, 1250 San Carlos Ave. en San Carlos. El plazo de implementación aún no se ha determinado. El Plan de Servicio SamTrans es un estudio profundo del sistema de autobús, que comprende los cambios propuestos a las rutas para ayudar a que el sistema sea más eficiente y proporcione un mejor servicio a la comunidad. Las propuestas incluyen: - La eliminación de tres rutas: 123, 280 (depende de la coordinación con East Palo Alto lanzadera) y 359 - Ajustes en los horarios y frecuencias - Ajustes de ruta El proyecto final del Plan de Servicio SamTrans está disponible en línea en www.samtrans.com/ssp o visitando la SamTrans Administrative Office en días laborales de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. El público puede aportar comentarios en los cambios propuestos y en el Estudio Ambiental Inicial/Borrador de la Declaración Negativa en la Audiencia Pública del 3 de abril del 2013 o del 15 de abril del 2013 a través de: - correo electrónico ssp@samtrans.com - U.S. Postal Service: SamTrans, c/o District Secretary, P.O. Box 3006, San Carlos, CA 94070-1306 - Teléfono: 1-800-660-4287 / TTY: 650-508-6448 (dificultad de audición) Las personas con dificultad de audición o que no hablen inglés podrán disponer de lenguaje de señas o de traducción llamando al 650-508-6242 por lo menos tres días laborales antes de la audiencia. Para servicio de traducción en español, llame a SamTrans al 650-508-6242 por lo menos tres días laborales antes de las reuniones. Para ayuda en otra idioma llame al 1-800-660-4287. 3/29/13 CNS-2460156# EL OBSERVADOR


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BEAUTY & FASHION

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Real Women Are (NOT) All Skinny B#@!%$*

Dare To Go BareAnd Be Beautiful (NAPSI) The latest look to wear is one that’s nearly not there: From nude lips to nude nails to nude legs, it’s all about accentuating your best assets with a little help from the latest accessory trends. Fashion designers are showing feminine dresses and skirts, in bold colors and striped patterns, stomping up and down the runway. With an emphasis on legs, skintoned sheers work very well to complement any of these trends without taking away from the overall style.

Bare It All—Almost While bare legs were a trend in the past, now, style seekers are looking for a more ladylike finish. Ultra sheer hosiery effectively hides many imperfections by giving legs an impeccable

Juan Carlos Miranda SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR The other day, after a long day at work, I was trying to hurry with what I was doing because I wanted to go home when my friend Mari asked me a question--actually two. The first one was, “Are you still writing your column?” To what I replied, yes. The second question required a little more thinking and reflection on my part. “Why don’t you ever write about big girls?” I immediately replied, “But I do! I mean, I have written an article or two.” Afterwards on my way home, Mari’s question still resonated in my head.

The truth is, the majority of women, if not most, do not look like these people who have been genetically blessed-one in a million. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on how you view it), not everyone has been blessed with the same genes. Some us are tall or short, big or small and, if you ask me, I think there lies the beauty of it. We all have something unique, something that makes us stand out from the rest, something that makes us “me,” and that’s just great. I mean, how would it feel to look like those people we idolize for their beauty? What would it be like if everyone looked exactly the same? Just boring, wouldn’t you agree?

“An article or two?!” Could it be possible I had become just another cynic who believes all that crap that media depicts as being beautifully acceptable? That, if a woman does not look like a Victoria’s Secret model, they can’t be deemed attractive? Media has set the bar intrinsically high and realistically unattainable.

Real women come in all shapes and sizes, yet it is the same women--the majority-that get ostracized by the same channels that should be catering to them. The truth is, real women are not all skinny bitches. Come on, I know you’ve all thought the same thing when you came across a skinny, ditzy girl. Latin

women have curves! They got boobs, and hips, and ass and although they might not look like JLo or Sofia Vergara they have the confidence to strut their stuff down the street. Real Latinas got flavor that oozes through their pores when they go dancing, wearing a tiny dress that barely cover their assets because someone forgot to tell the manufacturers that real women have curves. Something’s gotta change. It is time clothing designers take a hard look and go out into the real world where the regular size is 16 instead of 2. It is time they start designing clothes for the real consumers, the ones that matter, and not a tiny fraction of the population. The fact is, real women are not all skinny bitches and it’s time for the media to start catering to these women. When will that start, it’s up to us. Just remember it begins with a phone call, an email, or a stance.

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finish. Ultra sheer hosiery with run-resist technology are now available in beautiful skin tones. They provide flawless coverage in a wide range of cosmetic skin tones such as Buff, Natural, Bisque, Gentlebrown and Cocoa. These sheers complement your natural skin tone for a look that is better than bare in a multitude of shades.For those who love to step out in peep-toe pumps and strappy sandals, ultra sheer toeless gives you a flawless finish no matter the shoes.

On Beyond Bare For fashionistas wanting a bit more couture in their repertoire, textured tights allow for old-world glamour with a modern twist. Consider the Fashion Textures by Hanes Silk Reflections hosiery. They add just the right amount of style and are versatile enough to easily go from day to night.

These modern styles are a wonderful complement to the black-and-white patterns that were seen gracing the runways this season. Styles such as Modern Mesh and Vertical Mesh add a little sexiness to your look while the Backseam gives any outfit a retro ladylike elegance.

Zapping top myths about laser hair removal (BPT) For people considering laser hair removal for the summer, there’s good news - now is the perfect time to start. Easily hidden under typical cool weather clothing like bulky sweaters and leggings, skin is shielded from the sun and thus in perfect condition for hair removal. Here are the top five laser hair removal myths busted by Dr. Paul Flashner, chief medical director for American Laser Skincare: 1. Doesn’t treat all skin types Today there are more advanced technologies that deliver a wide range of treatments for effective hair removal on all skin types. Each treatment focuses on the individual, and the system prompts a series of questions about the person’s skin tone and overall makeup to help

determine optimal settings for best results. It is important to note that if you are considering laser hair removal, you should first work closely with a skincare consultant to understand what treatment options work best for your individual skin. 2. Too painful No pain no gain? The leading edge technology in laser hair removal has enabled a more comfortable experience for those nervous about the “ouch” factor. It delivers an intense but gentle burst of energy onto targeted areas of the skin, delivering a controlled amount of therapeutic heat to the area. In addition, many of our clients report that the system’s cool pulse provides increased comfort during treatment. 3. Too expensive While laser hair removal does require a more sub-

stantial upfront investment, long-term results significantly trump traditional routines such as shaving or waxing. Studies have shown that women spend, on average, $10,000 on shaving over their lifetime. Laser hair removal can help save time and money over the course of a lifetime. 4. Requires frequent clinic visits and treatments Depending on the treatment area and the individual’s hair regrowth cycle, longterm hair removal is a much less tedious and time consuming task. In order to be ready for summer, now is the perfect time to start. 5. Need to let unsightly hair grow in between treatments Laser treatments target the root of the hair rather than the surface hair, so you are able to shave in between treatments and not worry about growing any unsightly hair.


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Recibirá Julio Iglesias el galardón Récord Mundial Guinness

México NOTIMEX Cantante Julio Iglesias recibirá el 1 de abril próximo el galardón Récord Mundial Guinness por ser el artista latino que más discos ha vendido en la historia. El artista español anunció mediante su página oficial que regresará a China dos décadas después de haber visitado por primera vez el país, para recoger dos galardones históricos de manos del artista chino Lang Lang.Con más

de 80 discos, algunos de ellos grabados en diversas lenguas, el madrileño ha conseguido vender a lo largo de su carrera más de 300 millones de copias, suficientes para merecer la distinción de Sony Music Entertaiment al Primer y Más Popular Artista Internacional de Todos los Tiempos en China. La ceremonia de entrega de los premios marca el inicio de la gira de tres conciertos que Julio Iglesias ofrecerá en diversos lugares del país, pues promocionará su disco

La Banda El Recodo de Don Cruz Lizárraga se colocó como la mejor Banda Sinaloense, esta vez por colocar en el número uno en la lista de música regional mexicana tres sencillos al mismo tiempo. La oficina de prensa AR informó que la agrupación ha logrado este lugar tanto en Estados Unidos como en México, con tres temas de la producción “La mejor de to-

das”, uno de los mejores discos en los más de 75 años de trayectoria musical. Por ello, la agrupación festeja que los temas “Te quiero a morir”, de la autoría del mismo Alfonso Lizárraga; “Sin Respiración” y el tema “La mejor de todas”, que da título al disco, ocupan este primer lugar de popularidad. La celebración es también por lograr el primer lugar de ventas desde antes y después del lanzamiento de dicha

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Hace bailar La Sonora Dinamita al público en una feria capitalina

homónimo, el cual ya es multiplatino a nivel internacional. El cantante volvió a grabar para este álbum muchos de los temas que lo han convertido en uno de los artistas más emblemáticos de nuestra época. La entrega de las distinciones marcará el inicio de la gira de Julio Iglesias, que contempla tres conciertos; el 14 de abril en el Shanghai Grand Stage; el 18 de abril en el Shenzhen Concert Hall, y el 21 de abril en el Beijing Exhibition Center Teather.

Se coloca El Recodo en el número uno de las listas de popularidad México NOTIMEX

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producción, porque se trata de un álbum producido por los hermanos Poncho y Joel Lizárraga, con 11 temas (12 canciones en total): “Sin ver atrás”, “La mejor de todas”, “Como de que no”, “Me vale” y “Regálame tu amor”. Así como “El amigo”, “Besos y copas”, “Soy borracho no perdido”, “Antes que me vuelvas Loco” , “Sin respiración” y “Antes que me digas que no”, que abarcan desde baladas románticas hasta rancheras rítmicas y bailables.

México NOTIMEX La Sonora Dinamita se presentó este martes en una feria capitalina, donde el público disfrutó de su contagioso baile con temas como “La Cumbia Barulera”, “Que nadie sepa mi sufrir” y “El negro africano”. La agrupación dio inicio la fiesta musical con los acordes

contagiosos de su ritmo que atrajeron a los espectadores, que escucharon “Carmen”, “Oye”, “Se me perdió la cadenita”, “Mil horas”, “Yo la vi”, “Maruja”, “Cumbia soleada”, “Virgen de la Candelaria”, “Golpes que da la vida”, “El cu cu” y “Capullo y sorullo”. El lugar se convirtió en forma rápida en una gran pista de baile, donde el movimien-

to de los cuerpos fue la constante y la edad no fue impedimento para disfrutar del sello musical de La Sonora Dinamita, toda vez que hombres y mujeres realizaron sus mejores pasos.La presentación de la agrupación concluyó con el beneplácito de niños, adolescentes y adultos, que por un par de horas disfrutaron de la música.


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MOVIES

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G.I. JOE RETALIATION

En esta secuela, los G.I. Joes no luchan sólo contra su enemigo mortal Cobra; son forzados a enfrentarse a amenazas provenientes del gobierno que ponen en peligro su existencia. La película esta protagonizada por D.J. Cotrona, Byung-hun Lee, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Ray Stevenson, Channing Tatum con Bruce Willis y Dwayne Johnson. Dirigida por Jon M. Chu, y producida por Lorenzo di Bonaventura y Brian Goldner, de un guión de Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick basado en los personajes de Hasbro, G.I. Joe.

T he Host What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? THE HOST is the next epic love story from the creator of the “Twilight Saga,” worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

The highly anticipated new drama from director Derek Cianfrance (“Blue Valentine”) powerfully explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke’s (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) fateful decision to commit a crime to support his child. The incident renders him targeted by policeman Avery (Golden Globe Award nominee Bradley Cooper), and the two men become locked on a tense collision course which will have a devastating impact on both of their families in the years following.

Tyler Perry´s Temptation

An explosive romance about forbidden desires, Tyler Perry’s Temptation tells the provocative story of Judith, an ambitious married woman whose temptation by a handsome billionaire leads to betrayal, recklessness and forever alters the course of her life.


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Afirma capitán Ochoa que Alonso asegura que todos está en manos del Tricolor los madridistas desean obtener la Champions revertir resultado Madrid NOTIMEX

México NOTIMEX El capitán Guillermo Ochoa expresó que está en las manos de los jugadores revertir los resultados que lleva la Selección Mexicana de futbol en el Hexagonal de la Concacaf rumbo a Brasil 2014. “Los empates generan un ambiente que no es el ideal, sin duda no es el mejor balance para la selección. Los números están ahí y estamos conscientes de ello, y está en nuestras manos revertir estos resultados, cambiar los números y ponernos en los primeros lugares”, declaró. El Tricolor sumó la noche de este martes su tercera igualada en el torneo al em-

patar 0-0 ante el equipo de Estados Unidos. Al respecto, Ochoa le dio un seis de calificación a los resultados y un nueve al funcionamiento de los seleccionados: “El equipo ha tenido actitud, entrega, ha sido solidario, tácticamente hemos seguido todas las indicaciones, nos faltan pequeños detalles que nos van a hacer ganar los juegos”. A su vez, el delantero Javier “Chicharito” Hernández afirmó: “Está clarísimo que la autocrítica siempre está ahí porque nunca vamos a estar contentos o felices por un empate, y menos por una derrota. Lo que más queremos es que nuestro país esté en otro Mundial”.Respecto al hecho de que está el Tricolor en quinto lugar en la clasifica-

ción, el volante Javier Aquino mencionó que “eso refleja lo parejo que está la competencia y lo intenso que son los partidos en este Hexagonal, y quizá en el siguiente partido con una victoria y combinación de resultados estemos primero”. Por eso, “no debemos desesperarnos, ni volvernos locos, ni perder la calma y tratar que los resultados sean con un buen futbol”, insistió. Los tres jugadores asistieron este miércoles a la presentación de productos que los patrocinan, y después viajaron a Europa para reintegrarse a sus respectivos equipos.

Earthquakes to Host Second Annual 5K/10K Challenge San jose CALIFORNIA The San Jose Earthquakes announced that the club will host its second annual Earthquakes 5K/10K Challenge, benefiting The Health Trust of Silicon Valley and the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund, on Sunday, Aug. 18. The 5K/10K Challenge begins at 8 a.m. with three options for runners of all ages. The club is offering an Early Bird Registration Special of $45 for the 10K, $30 for the 5K, and $20 for the Kids Fun Run (ages 12 and under). Prices will go up starting June 1 so fans are encouraged to sign up early. All participants receive a race t-shirt and access to a post-race celebration.The event will feature a new cour-

se this year, taking participants from the Earthquakes’ current venue at Santa Clara University, past the construction at the site of the club’s new stadium on Coleman Ave. in San Jose and back to Buck Shaw Stadium. The event is co-produced by Threshold Racing and Firstwave Events, the same companies that organize the San Jose Turkey Trot, Santa Cruz Half Marathon, and the San Jose Metro Triathlon. The Health Trust is a nonprofit foundation that provides grants, services and advocacy to support its vision of Silicon Valley as the healthiest region in America. For more than 15 years the organization has been a catalyst in Silicon Valley for community part-

nerships that identify health issues and work together to find innovative solutions. The Health Trust’s key initiatives are Healthy Living, Healthy Communities and Healthy Aging. The San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund was established in 2008 and focuses on raising awareness among local youth about the importance of healthy lifestyles and staying active. Additionally, the Community Fund has helped create a number of community programs to support the local Hispanic community. In 2012, the Earthquakes raised over $75,000 to benefit the community. A registration link is available at www.quakeschallenge. com.

El mediocampista de Real Madrid, Xabi Alonso, aseguró que todos los madridistas están deseosos de obtener la presente UEFA Champions League, aunque también advirtió que para lograrlo todavía quedan algunos obstáculos. Este día, el mediocampista estuvo firmando autógrafos dentro de las instalaciones del Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, en donde entre otras cosas, habló del objetivo “merengue” en el máximo certamen europeo a nivel de clubes. “Todos los madridistas tenemos muchas ganas de la Champions, de poder llegar hasta el final. Pero antes quedan unos cuantos pasos y el del miércoles (ante Galatasaray en cuartos de final) es el primero, jugando en casa”. “Queremos sacar un buen resultado y seguro que se va a ver un buen partido y un gran ambiente”, señaló. A su vez, el también seleccionado español destacó la convivencia con la afición y la petición que recibió de ésta. “Ha sido una tarde muy entretenida con la gente que ha

venido para que les firmara su camiseta. Lo que más me han dicho es que hay que ir a por la Décima (Champions League)”. Además, Alonso también se dio tiempo para comentar de la situación de su escuadra en la Liga Española, en donde el cuadro “merengue” se ubica en el segundo lugar a trece puntos del líder Barcelona. “La situación en Liga no es la idónea, pero tenemos que seguir del mismo modo, haciendo bien las cosas e intentando

ganar cada partido”. Por último, en torno a la firma de autógrafos, el ex de Liverpool declaró: “Hace unos años yo era uno de ellos y cuando veía a la gente que admiraba se me salía una gran sonrisa y poder provocarlo ahora es un motivo de orgullo y satisfacción”. En la presente temporada, Xabi Alonso ha disputado 37 partidos, entre UEFA Champions League, Liga Española, Copa del Rey y Supercopa.

Sharks acquire 2013 and 2014 second round draft selections San jose CALIFORNIA Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager, Doug Wilson, announced that the club has acquired second round selections in the 2013 and 2014 NHL Drafts from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Douglas Murray.“We have tremendous respect for Douglas as a

hockey player and a person,” said Wilson. “He has been a warrior for our hockey club for the past eight seasons and he has been in the Sharks family for the past 14 years. This deal places Douglas in a quality situation which he deserves.” Murray was originally selected by San Jose in the eighth round (241st overall) in the 1999 NHL Entry

Draft. He leaves ranked 13th in games played (451) on the Sharks all-time list, posting 59 points (six goals, 53 assists), 361 penalty minutes and a +32 rating. He also appeared in 57 Stanley Cup Playoff games with San Jose, 11th most in franchise history, where he notched ten points (two goals, eight goals).


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5 Free Ways to Work and Collaborate NEWS USA You don’t have to be a tech geek to work smarter in and out of the office; there are some straightforward, free software programs that will help you connect with colleagues for conversation and collaboration. Let technology simplify your work life with these free software programs. Each offers the ability to get work done on your own time and from anywhere. * Skype. Sign up for a free Skype account, then send instant messages or make calls from your computer. It helps if you have a microphone and video camera connected to your computer. * join.me. This program lets you share your desktop.

Once you sign up for the free account, you can send up to 250 colleagues to http://join. me. After they enter the ninedigit code that you provide, they can see your desktop and files. This is great for meeting, training and group editing. * Open Office. Build documents, spreadsheets and presentations without the expense or megabit-girth of Microsoft Office. Download Open Office onto your computer, and use the free suite of open-source software as if it were Office. It can save and open Office files, so no one will know the difference. More details are at http:// openoffice.org. * Google Docs. Google Docs allows you to host documents for free, so everyone can have a look. Go to http://

Tips to Stay Safe and Secure While Traveling this Spring

docs.google.com to download your file, then share it as a link or send an e-mail to collaborators. You can change the settings to allow users to edit the document (you can track changes) or limit them to viewing only. You do not need to have Gmail, though you will need to create a free Google account. * Tungle.me. Among Microsoft Outlook, Google Calendar and iCal, you might have trouble sorting through your date book. Tungle.me lets you sync these calendars and provides a place where people can schedule time with you -- without your involvement.

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PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Yanlev - Fotolia.com (STATEPOINT) Spring travel can offer a much-needed cure for cabin fever. Whether you’re planning to head to the closest national park, or sunny beach, or you’re trekking around the globe, there’s no question that technology has made traveling easier than ever before. What many travelers don’t know, however, is that the technology they use in the vacation planning stages or on the trip itself can actually put them at risk for cybercrime or even identity theft. These days, keeping yourself protected means more than just wearing sunscreen.

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“People can use mobile alerts to find flash sales on flights and resorts, and their PC to book vacations without the extra expense of a travel agent,” says Marian Merritt, Internet safety advocate for Norton by Symantec, global leaders in online security. “But, in the excitement of planning a vacation, security can often be an afterthought.” Offers for free airline tickets on social media sites, phony (“phishing”) emails

about how to earn more frequent flyer mileage, or offers for discounted excursions are all ways cybercriminals try to lure you in so they can steal your personal information. At first glance, any of these scams can look entirely legitimate, so before you click a link in an email or on a social network, take the extra step to verify the offer by visiting the company website. One of the most used digital devices on vacation is the smartphone -- you use it to take pictures, search for the best places to eat and to find your way around with GPS. But, if your phone goes missing, it can be a bigger headache than the security line at the airport. Merritt recommends installing security software like Norton 360 Multi-Device before you hit the road, so if your phone or tablet is lost or stolen, you can remotely locate it, or even temporarily lock it, to prevent anyone from accessing it until you get it back. If you’re going to be spending time in the sand or out on an excursion, leave your

phone locked up in the hotel room safe for the day. Not only is it likely to be a distraction from the fun, but bringing it everywhere increases your risk of loss or theft. And, considering all of the apps, photos and private information that live on your phone, losing it is probably worse than losing your wallet. Finally, while it may be tempting to make purchases while lounging by the pool, or to check your bank account balance while waiting at the gate for your flight, unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots can be a virtual paradise for cybercriminals. Let yourself really unwind and wait until you’re on a protected network at home before conducting potentially sensitive activities, or consider using a virtual private network (or “VPN”), like Norton Hotspot Privacy to surf securely, and without leaving a trail of your personal data. Make your spring vacation memorable for all the right reasons and don’t let digital security risks stand in your way.

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