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Phase out 20-gallon garbage cart Effective April 1, 2014, customers will no longer be offered 20-gallon garbage service, thereby avoiding subsequent transition to 32-gallon service a few months later. In July 2014, 20-gallon customers will receive a notification advising them of their upcoming transition to 32-gallon service. From August to December 2014, the Recycle Plus haulers will exchange 20-gallon carts for 32-gallon carts. California Department of Motor Vehicles to open a new field office in San José As a result of the passage of Assembly Bill 60, the California DMV has selected a site for a new office at 2222 Senter Road in San José. AB 60 will allow an estimated 1.4 million undocumented immigrants statewide to become eligible to obtain a driver’s license. The City supported AB 60 to increase community safety and meet the needs of local undocumented immigrant residents. The new office, the only one of the four located in Northern California, also will add approximately 200 state jobs in San José. Roll Out of Healthier Choice Vending Machines Starts April 7 The Finance Department working with Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department and Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, recently completed a Request for Proposal process to select a new vending machine vendor to supply machines that offer healthier food and snack alternatives. 85 new machines will be installed at multiple City locations. La inmigración será el enfoque del maratón de medios en vivo el 9 y 10 de abril en Capitol Hill Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2014, un ‘radio row’ anual organizado por la Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), puede ser uno de los mejores indicadores en este año del futuro de la reforma migratoria. El evento tiene lugar del 9 al 10 de abril en el Phoenix Park Hotel en Capitol Hill y presenta la mayor asamblea hasta la fecha de presentadores de programas de debate en radio reunida para abordar un solo tema. Decenas de presentadores de todo el país pasarán dos días discutiendo la política migratoria con oyentes, políticos, autoridades policiales, expertos en inmigración, activistas y miembros de los medios de comunicación en vivo de radio row mientras transmiten sus programas a sus propios mercados.

CALENDAR Downtown Campbell 2nd Saturday  April 12th 2:00pm-6:00pm  E. Campbell Ave and Central  Campbell, CA 

34th Annual Eggstravaganza April 19th 9:00am  1 West Campbell Ave,  Campbell, CA  For ages 1-12 

Third Annual Fantasy Faire April 12th-13th 10am- 6pm  Guadalupe River Park  494 West Santa Clara Street  San Jose, CA 95110 

Earth Day Festival and Plant Sale April 19th 9:00am-3:00pm Charles St. Gardens 433 Charles St. Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Alum Rock Jazz April 19th 5:30pm-9:00pm Mexican Heritage Plaza 1700 Alum Rock Avenue San Jose, CA 95127 www.alumrockjazz.com

10th Annual Pinot Paradise April 13th 12:00pm  The Mountain Winery  14831 Piece Road  Saratoga, CA 95070  Indie Night Live April 16th 7:00pm South First Billiards 420 S. 1st St. San Jose, CA 95113

Latino Art Now! Art Auction and Exhibition

Sustainability Fair April 12th 1:00pm-5:00pm Washington Neighborhood Brenda Lopez Plaza 1st and Oak St. San Jose, CA

San Jose City College Technology Bldg.  600 S. Bascom Ave.  San Jose, CA 95128  -Receive guidance in filling out citizenship applications 

Festival of Silk Road April 27th 1:00pm-8:30pm  Mexican Heritage Plaza  1700 Alum Rock Ave.  San Jose, CA 95116  Activities free until 6:00pm 

Happiness Session: yoga, breathing, and meditation April 12th 3:30pm-5:00pm  South San Jose Art of Living Center  495 Blossom Hill Rd  San Jose, CA 95123 

Promise Walk for Preeclampsia May 3rd 9:00am  Santana Row Park  Tisch Way and S. Monroe St.  San Jose, CA 95128 

5th Annual Free Family Health Fair  April 12th 10:00am  Andrew Hill High School  3022 Senter Road  San Jose, CA 95111 

Advance Health Care Planning Workshop  April 17th 10:00am  Belmont Senior Living  1039 East El Camino Real  Sunnyvale, CA 94087  Registration Required:  http://www.bayareaolderadults. org/2014-bao-educationallecture-series 

Exhibition now though April 26th/Auction April 26th MACLA  501 S. 1st St.  San Jose, CA  408.998.2783 

Citizenship Day 2014 April 12th 9:00am-3:00pm 

Car Seat 101: Ask the experts April 19th 9:00am-10:00am Tiny Tots Baby Boutique 138 Railway Avenue Campbell, CA

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Perhaps the reason why many do not speak up about the many ‘dumb things’ which happen all the time at the local, county, state and national levels of governance is because we have all become used to seeing our elected officials being diverted by special interests. Many of us do not think that the ideals of democracy exist anymore. “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” attitudes have been supplanted by the continuing pursuit of self-interest as measured by profits which end up in well protected private silos. Begin with the U.S. Supreme Court and their recent decision which gave corporations ‘personhood’, followed by the next decision to give them the right of free speech through the expenditure of their money. were both astounding. Today many multinational corporations protect their profits by leaving them offshore to avoid paying taxes. Where is the corporate sense of fair and evenhanded stewardship? The U.S. Supreme Court has also ruled that certain provisions of the original voting rights law are now ‘unconstitutional’. The outcome is that many states , governed by elected Republican governors, are now enacting state laws which make it more difficult for low income registered voters to vote in any election. This is a not so subtle effort to ensure that the next election results in having a Republican majority in both the House and the Senate. We must understand that special interest lobbyists have

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created the most inactive, ineffective U.S. Congress that money can influence. That money was aggregated as ‘profits’ by corporations who in turn created those billionaires who are influencing much with their money. After the U.S. Supreme Court ‘Citizens United’ ruling, Charles and David Koch (Republican; crude oil moguls) created and funded (guesstimated at $140 million) their Americans for Prosperity ‘Super- PAC’; Joe Ricketts and son Todd (Republican; Chicago Cubs co-owners) funded “Ending Spending” with $25 million. Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, (Republican with $37.9 billion) hosted several potential presidential candidates, one of whom was Jeb Bush (former Republican Governor, Florida). The Democrats have their own billionaires: Tom Steyer (a hedge fund manager) and Michael Bloomberg (publisher & former NYC Mayor). Both have funded their own PACs. Check it out by googling ‘The Center for Responsible Politics’. All of these “private PACs” are outspending both Democratic and Republican Parties by a margin of at least 2:1 especially in the U.S. Senate re-election races. Robert Reich writes, “America is not yet an oligarchy. American democracy used to depend on political parties that more or less represented most of us” (S.F. Chronicle, April 6, 2014). Let’s now go to the State of California whose Governor Jerry Brown favors the High Speed Rail Project (HSR) and the continued diversion of Sacramento River water to Southern California’s population centers. These two projects need modification: HSR needs to go to the Shasta Lake area first to encourage a higher population density

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in Northern California. The Delta Pipeline Project needs to be augmented or replaced by creating more capacity to recycle water and to produce potable water from seawater, using solar and wind energy sources. It is very important to begin development of potable water production from seawater since this adds needed reliable capacity through the applicable technology already extant (outcome: many jobs). Also, California and many of its county and local jurisdictions need to deal with unfunded pension programs which were created back in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The City of San Jose, with Mayor Chuck Reed as champion, is trying to address its pension issues. The most important one deals with public safety and security. Somehow police and firefighters need to negotiate a feasible resolution to current staffing issues. The SJFD is providing the best possible medical and fire emergency response time with a very low staffing rate. The same applies to the SJPD trying to deal with crime and public safety with its current low staffing level. Local school districts need to focus upon the graduation of more students earning high school diplomas. This requires teaching the Common Core Curriculum and the Local Community Funding Formula which require informing and engaging student’s parents. What can an individual do? Begin to apply a ‘checks and balance systems’ in full transparency. Plan to vote on Tuesday, June 3rd. All 165 million voters can and will ensure democracy with their vote this coming Tuesday, June 3, 2014. We can deal with all these various challenges at all levels of our nation’s governance by voting.

Luisa Fernanda Montero LA RED HISPANA “El que no habla Dios no lo oye” dijo el activista Eliseo Medina en los micrófonos de “Bienvenidos a América”, días antes de que se llevara a cabo otra serie de eventos y marchas en pro de la aprobación de una reforma migratoria integral que legitime la presencia de millones de indocumentados en el país.   Lo malo es que a los inmigrantes al parecer nadie los oye. Las marchas, cada vez menos concurridas,  ocurren sin mayor estridencia en las grandes capitales ante los ojos impávidos y los oídos sordos de quienes tienen el poder en sus manos.   Mientras tanto, continúan las deportaciones que, como es sabido, han alcanzado cifras record bajo la égida del presidente Barack Obama, quien al parecer tampoco tiene oídos para los pedidos de los millones de inmigrantes que, en vano,  han esperado de él una mirada compasiva y una acción firme a su favor.   “Yes he can” – “Si, él puede”, ha dicho en una editorial el New York Times, señalando que si el presidente Obama

realmente está comprometido con lo que ha dicho sobre desear un país cuyo sistema de inmigración refleje los valores americanos, ayude a la economía y beneficie a los millones de individuos en lista de espera, tendrá que hacer algo al respecto, pronto. El prestigioso diario neoyorquino dice –como lo hemos hecho en estas líneas- que es frustrante ver como sus promesas de llegar a una reforma migratoria se han convertido en manifestaciones de impotencia y acusaciones.   “Todo lo que el señor Obama ha estado diciendo últimamente es: No, de hecho, no podemos porque los republicanos y el congreso no lo permiten”, dice el New York Times, y es verdad.   Sí, es cierto que el ejecutivo se ha venido dando golpes contra una muralla de hierro en lo que al congreso se refiere, pero, su extrema estrategia de deportaciones y opresión sobre la gente que prometió defender, no es coherente.   La administración Obama ha sacado de Estados Unidos en los últimos cinco años cerca de dos millones de personas a un ritmo inusitado y sin

colorearse; con la intención, se ha dicho, de ganar el apoyo republicano en la causa final de alcanzar la reforma; pero eso, no ha funcionado. La represión solo ha logrado expandir el miedo y la desconfianza en las comunidades inmigrantes que siguen esperando lo que cada vez parece ser más difícil que un milagro. Y es que hasta ahora, por ejemplo,  la política Obama ha logrado que más de 5,000 niños terminen bajo la protección del gobierno, en programas de “Foster care”,  tras la deportación de sus padres. ¿La acción ejecutiva que beneficio a los llamados “dreamers” podría ser emulada en favor de otros grandes grupos de inmigrantes que cumplen con los requisitos de honestidad y carácter moral? La respuesta la tiene  el presidente Obama. Mientras tanto las deportaciones continúan, los reclusorios para inmigrantes siguen llenos -¡que buen negocio!-, las familias siguen separándose, el miedo sigue dominando las vidas de seres humanos honestos y sus pedidos, al parecer, no los oye ni Dios, ni nadie.


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enforcement a critical tool to quickly identify perpetrators and prevent these dangerous individuals from victimizing more people. On behalf of all Californians, I thank our RADS team for their innovation and dedication.”

duce processing time, allowing for a threefold increase in casework capacity. This process includes the upload of DNA profiles into the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System to search for unknown suspects.

The California Attorney General’s Rapid DNA Service Team (RADS) will receive the award during the Department of Justice’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony on April 9th in Washington, D.C.

The RADS Team, part of the Attorney General’s Bureau of Forensic Services, developed a program in 2011 that improves the traditional process by which rape kits are tested and reduces the processing time to within 15 days. This program currently operates in eight counties across the state including Butte, Lake, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

In her first year in office, Attorney General Harris eliminated a long standing backlog of untested rape kits in state-run labs, which included 1,300 DNA cases. Along with committing additional resources to the labs, Attorney General Harris introduced new technology that dramatically increased the speed with which cases are analyzed.

“Victims of sexual assault deserve swift justice,” Attorney General Harris said. “The Rapid DNA Service Team’s technology gives law

The program allows for the processing of evidence from sexual assault cases within 15 days from the start of analysis and uses automation to re-

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, SamTrans and Caltrain are inviting people to participate in an environmental scavenger hunt. The virtual scavenger hunt asks people to submit photos, either digital or old school, of “earth-friendly” items between April 7 and April 21. Entries will be posted on the District’s social media sites. To kick off hunt, Transit District employees will pass out scavenger hunt lists at key transit hubs on Monday, April 7. During the morning commute Transit Dis-

trict staff will be at the San Francisco Caltrain Station. In the midday look for information at the Redwood City Transit Center. During the afternoon commute, staff will visit the Daly City BART Station. Information also will be available on SamTrans buses and on Caltrain. On Earth Day, April 22, all the photos will be entered into a random drawing. Prizes include reusable coffee cups and tote bags.   Riding public transportation is one way that an individual can make a significant im-

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that the California Attorney General’s office will receive the United States Department of Justice’s Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services for its successful efforts to improve the DNA analysis of rape kits by law enforcement agencies.

In January 2012, Attorney General Harris announced that, for the first time ever, the backlog of untested DNA evidence in state labs had been eliminated.

pact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the American Public Transportation Association, public transportation use saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emission every year. Additionally, public transit riders save 4.7 billion gallons of gasoline annually. People can calculate their carbon savings using a carbon calculator provided by the American Public Transportation Association: www.publictransportation. org <http://www.publictransportation.org/>


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Un servicio gratuito que ayuda a mantener a las comunidades seguras San Francisco CALIFORNIA Cada seis minutos en los Estados Unidos, una línea de servicio público es dañada porque alguien decidió excavar sin primero hacer la llamada gratis al 8-1-1. Antes de la temporada de construcción 2014, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) recuerda a los propietarios y contratistas de California a llamar gratis al 8-1-1 al menos dos días hábiles antes de cualquier proyecto de excavación. Este servicio gratuito ayuda a que todas las líneas subterráneas de servicios públicos sean debidamente marcadas para proyectos grandes y pequeños. Abril es el mes Nacional de Excavación Segura y sirve como un recordatorio que excavar de una forma segura evita lesiones graves, los costos de reparación y apagones inconvenientes. En casi todos los casos, estos accidentes pueden evitarse con una simple llamada. Aun cuando sólo son unas pocas pulgadas de excavación, todavía existe el riesgo de golpear una línea de servicio público. Estos accidentes pueden prevenirse con una fácil llamada al 811, un servicio gratuito que proporciona información importante de la ubicación subterránea de los servicios públicos bajo las áreas de excavación. No importa si el proyecto de construcción es con maquinaria de excavación comer-

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cial, una instalación de cerca residencial o incluso un proyecto de siembra primaveral en su patio trasero, al llamar al 8-1-1 dos días hábiles antes de la excavación mejora la seguridad pública. Cuando llame será conectado a un centro de llamadas locales, que notifica a las empresas de servicios públicos adecuados — como PG&E — de la intención de excavar. Localizadores profesionales son enviados al sitio de excavación para marcar la ubicación de las líneas de servicio público. Una vez que las líneas se han marcado con precisión, excavación de mano puede comenzar alrededor de las líneas marcadas. PG&E ofrece estos consejos para una excavación segura: • Llame al 811 por lo menos dos días hábiles antes y hasta 14 días antes de la excavación. • Los clientes recibirán una lista de las empresas notificadas que pueden tener líneas subterráneas en la zona. Si usted cree que una empresa de servicios públicos no ha marcado sus líneas, llame al 811 otra vez para notificar a USA. • En superficies pavimentadas, los propietarios pueden marcar el área de excavación propuesta con algún producto o sustancia blanca; como azúcar, harina o pintura a base de tiza. • En superficies no pavimentadas, use banderas blancas o estacas para marcar el área de excavación propuesta.

• Utilice las herramientas manuales para excavar cuidadosamente alrededor de las líneas de servicios públicos demarcadas, guarde al menos 24 pulgadas de distancia de cada lado. • Tenga cuidado de no borrar las marcas de servicios públicos durante el trabajo. Si no puede ver las marcas, llame al 811 y solicite un remarcado. • Al llamar al 811 sus peticiones están activas durante 28 días. Notifique a la línea de Servicio de Alerta Subterránea (USA) si el trabajo continúa más allá de esa fecha.

Somos Mayfair announced that a $50,000 grant from the Texas Instruments Foundation will help fund model replication of the successful “En Nuestras Manos/In Our Hands” parent engagement and leadership programs in other neighborhoods across the Alum Rock Union School District. Somos Mayfair developed a model for parent engagement that builds on the early organizing principles of Cesar Chavez. He began his organizing efforts in San Jose,walking from the elementary school that bears his name that today is the center of Somos’ work. Chavez’s method, in his own words, was “… to set up a meet-

ing and get each person attending to call his own house meeting, inviting new people, a sort of chain letter effect.” In much the same way, Somos prepares members of the community to work with families in their own homes, encouraging them to engage in their child’s education by reading with their children and participating fully in the life of CesarChavez School. Through this grant, the TI Foundation will support the goals of “En Nuestras Manos/

• Our children will enter Kindergarten fully ready for school; • Our children will be proficient readers by the end of third grade; • Our families will foster daily

practices of good nutrition, exercise and emotional self-care. “The TI Foundation has a long history of support for early reading and understands the importance of literacy to future success,” said Dave Heacock, a TI Foundation board member as well as Senior Vice President and Manager of Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Analog site. The TI Foundation grant will also provide for the program evaluation and researchnecessary to replicate the process by which neighborhoods and schools train and empower community members to serve as “promotoras” and mentors to their communities, fostering even greater school involvement and academic success.

• Notifique inmediatamente a las compañías de servicios públicos sobre cualquier tipo de contacto o daño a sus cables o tuberías. • Si los cables eléctricos o tuberías de gas de PG&E sufren algún daño, o existe alguna posibilidad de fuga de gas, siga los siguientes pasos:

»Muévase a un lugar seguro »Llame al 911 »Llame a PG&E al 1-800-743-5000 Para más información sobre USA, visite www.call811. com. Para consejos sobre excavaciones seguras durante el mes de abril, visite la página de Facebook de PG&E en www.facebook.com/pacificgasandelectric o la conversación de Twitter de PG&E en www.twitter.com/pge4me.

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Vote por Madison para la Alcaldía Si yo soy elegida trabajaré con diligencia para lograr estas metas: Mejorar la seguridad de nuestras escuelas y vecindarios. Aumentar el desarrollo económico y crear trabajos de altos ingresos. Arreglar baches en la calle, reparar las calles y banquetas. Unirnos con negocios y fundaciones privadas para ofrecer mejores oportunidades educativas para nuestros hijos. Mejorar y aumentar servicios centrales de la ciudad tal y como bibliotecas abiertas y accesibles, programas para personas mayores de edad, programas juveniles e invertir en servicios recreativos.

Sería un honor contar en su apoyo y voto en la elección el 3 de junio, 2014.

Por favor, visite su sitio electronico en www.madisonformayor.com. Paid for by Madison Nguyen for Mayor 2014 - FPPC # 1359805 2850 Quimby Road, Suite 150 San Jose, CA 95148


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(BPT) Tax season is a headache for most people, and small business owners are no exception. In fact, nearly six out of 10 small business owners in America say taxes are one of the top factors affecting their success, according to the Bank of America Small Business Owner Report.Yet the potential of a tax refund can be the light at the end of the tunnel. If you do expect a refund, tax season is a good time to reflect on your business. Receiving a lump sum of money can provide you with the incentive you need to take note of the ways you might invest in your business to make it better, and can spur you to ask some new questions about your growth strategy. There are a number of sources you can turn to if you aren’t sure of the best course of action for your business. “A first step you should take is to speak with your banker,” says Robb Hilson, small business executive for Bank of America. ”A dedicated small-business banker who knows you and your market can help you make the best decisions for your business - not just during tax season, but all year round.”

For those expecting a tax refund, here are six tips for small-business owners to consider in order to get the most bang for their buck:

* Invest in technology. Purchase new technology that will make your business run more smoothly. For example, replace traditional cash registers with tablets that allow you to check out customers from anywhere in the store, or switch to electronic invoicing so you get paid faster. Technology that makes your life easier will allow you to focus on doing what you love instead of taking care of the books, filing paperwork or trying to fix old equipment. * Upgrade your environment. Is your office space getting a little run-down? Consider sprucing it up a bit. According to The American Society of Interior Designs, employee satisfaction and productivity rise in aesthetically appealing workplaces. You don’t have to spend much - even the color of the walls can make employees feel more inspired or more compelled to collaborate. * Get the word out. Help get the local community buzzing about your business by reinvesting your tax return into a strategic marketing campaign. There is a lot you can do to reach new customers‚ from traditional advertising in the newspaper and on your local TV channel to marketing yourself in innovative ways online. Consider purchasing a software tool such as ExactTarget, which allows you to develop a targeted email marketing campaign, or hire a local videographer to create some interesting

* Invest in your staff. Put the money towards one of your most important assets‚ your people. Pay for training courses to help them better their existing skills or to learn new skills. Or reward them for their hard work with a small bonus or gift. By fostering an environment of employee value and appreciation, you’ll likely get back what you put in. * Start thinking about growth. Have you been looking for some seed money to purchase more property or hire additional staff? Think about how this money could jump start a bigger investment you’ve been waiting to make. A little extra capital can go a long way when making a larger investment that you would have otherwise needed more financing for. This money could be just what you need to get your loan started. * Put it away for next year. What if you don’t receive a tax return next year? Store your return away and save it for your 2014 taxes, just in case. “Getting a lump sum of money from a tax return is really a unique opportunity to reinvest in your business,” says Steve Strauss, a small-business specialist and columnist. ”The best small-business owners have a few things in common, and a main one is this: they know that business opportunities don’t come along every day, and so when they see one, they work hard to take advantage of it. This tax season, getting a refund is one of those opportunities. Don’t let it go to waste. Be smart with your money and use it strategically to grow your business.” This article is for informational purposes only. Please consult your tax advisor because neither Bank of America, its affiliates, nor their employees provide tax advice.

Jason Alderman PRACTICAL MONEY Una de las pocas consecuencias positivas de la crisis financiera de 2008 fue que ayudó a resaltar la importancia de comprender y mantener un buen perfil crediticio. Pero, junto con esa destacada visibilidad, también hubo mucha confusión y falta de entendimiento, particularmente en torno a la tan importante calificación crediticia. “Las consecuencias de no tener una buena calificación crediticia pueden ser muy costosas”, dice Anthony Sprauve, especialista senior en crédito al consumidor de FICO. “Una baja calificación puede impedirle obtener un préstamo, condenarlo a pagar mayores tasas de interés e incluso impedirle conseguir un trabajo o departamento”. Para determinar su calificación crediticia se utilizan cinco factores: historial de pagos (por lo general, cerca del 35 por ciento de su calificación), montos adeudados (30 por ciento), antigüedad de su historial crediticio (15 por ciento), cuentas de crédito abiertas recientemente (10 por ciento) y tipos de créditos utilizados (10 por ciento). Si su calificación crediticia ha sufrido un revés, afortunadamente hay varias cosas que puede hacer para comenzar a mejorarla casi de inmediato. Pero sepa que recuperarse de una quiebra o una ejecución hipotecaria puede llevar varios años. En primer lugar, sepa dónde está parado revisando sus informes crediticios emitidos por las principales agencias de crédito (Equifax, Experian y TransUnion). Observe las acciones negativas que sus

acreedores pudieron haber reportado, así como errores y actividades fraudulentas, las que puede apelar por medio del proceso de resolución de litigios de la agencia. Puede solicitar un informe gratuito por año a cada agencia a través del sito autorizado por el gobierno, www.AnnualCreditReport.com; de lo contrario, tendrá que pagar un pequeño cargo. También puede solicitar su calificación crediticia. Los prestamistas utilizan la calificación crediticia para complementar sus propios criterios de selección al determinar si otorgarle un crédito o no. Hay varios tipos, como la Calificación de FICO®, VantageScore (un modelo creado conjuntamente por Equifax, Experian y TransUnion) y calificaciones crediticias propias de cada una de las tres agencias, entre otros. Las calificaciones suelen costar entre $15 y $20 cada una. Nota: Le podrán ofrecer calificaciones crediticias gratuitas, pero por lo general suelen estar vinculadas a costosos servicios de monitoreo crediticio permanente que, tal vez, no desee adquirir. Lea detenidamente el contrato.

Estos son algunos consejos para mejorar su historial crediticio: • Pague

siempre sus cuentas en término y póngase al día con los pagos atrasados. • Si se le suelen pasar los vencimientos, pague sus cuentas recurrentes y el monto mínimo de su tarjeta

de crédito con débito automático. • Regístrese para recibir alertas por mensajes de texto o correo electrónico cuando disminuya su saldo o venza alguna cuenta. • Jamás exceda los límites de sus tarjetas de crédito. • Controle su índice de utilización de crédito (el porcentaje de crédito disponible que utiliza). Trate de mantener su índice de utilización acumulado –y los índices de cada una de las tarjetas o líneas de crédito –por debajo del 30 por ciento. • Transferir saldos a una nueva tarjeta que tenga una tasa de interés más baja puede afectar levemente su calificación crediticia, aunque no tardará mucho en recuperarse. Pero asegúrese de que la transferencia no aumente su índice de utilización de la nueva tarjeta. • Asegúrese de que los límites de las tarjetas de crédito reportados a las agencias crediticias sean correctos. • No cierre automáticamente cuentas viejas que no utiliza; el 15 por ciento de su calificación se basa en su historial de crédito. • La apertura de una cuenta nueva afecta levemente su calificación. Por eso, evite hacerlo en los meses previos a una compra importante. • Pague las cuentas médicas, así como las multas de estacionamiento, tránsito e incluso de la biblioteca. Las multas viejas e impagas pasan a cobranzas y aparecen en el informe crediticio. “En resumen, no pierda las esperanzas”, dice Sprauve. “El impacto negativo de los problemas crediticios pasados se irán desvaneciendo a medida que sus informes crediticios comiencen a reflejar su buena conducta de pago”.


GOBIERNOUSA.GOV Desde pequeños sus hijos sueñan con ser doctores, artistas, maestros, veterinarios, etc. Para que puedan cumplir sus sueños y formarse como profesionales, es importante que completen sus estudios universitarios.

(STATEPOINT) When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the first few years are critical for healthy brain development.

Una buena educación universitaria puede asegurar el futuro de sus niños y aunque es una inversión mayor, existen algunos planes que le pueden ayudar a pagar estos estudios con mayor flexibilidad.

“Parents play a daily role in promoting lifelong health by focusing on positive ways to nurture brain development, starting in infancy and extending through the toddler years,” says Dr. James M. Perrin, 2014 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). According to Perrin, this means creating a safe, consistent environment to ensure children know they’re physically and emotionally protected. He offers these tips for fostering a happy, healthy home: • Talk to your baby in a responsive way, starting at birth. Watch how he/she responds to your face, focuses, and moves in time to your voice. As he/she grows, talk about everyday things, waiting for the coos and ahhs, and then respond with an encouraging word. One study showed that the more words parents used when speaking to an eightmonth-old infant, the more words that child used at age three. • Respond to distress with comfort. Even in infancy, it’s an important way to build a child’s confidence that the caregiver is there. • Make eye contact with your child from day one. That could be during play, tummy time or even during necessary activities like diaper changes.

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PHOTO: (c) MichaelJung - Fotolia.com • When your baby starts to smile, smile back! If young children learn healthy, positive ways to get your attention, they’ll be less likely to resort to fussing, crying or whining. • Follow your infant’s gaze to get a sense of what is capturing his or her attention. When it’s appropriate, let your child explore that object. • Be aware of what your face is “saying.” Temper negative feelings because your baby is “feeling” them as well. • Infants let us know when they’ve had enough and it’s time for a nap by avoiding eye contact, becoming sleepy or fussy, coughing or rubbing his or her eyes. • Reading to your child from infancy stimulates language and cognitive skills, builds motivation, curiosity and memory and stimulates language development. • Babies learn best from people, not screens, and unstructured play time is more

valuable for the developing brain than electronic media. Through unstructured, unplugged play, children learn to think creatively, problem solve, and develop reasoning and motor skills. Instead of screens, try to encourage supervised but independent play like exploring a set of nesting cups or pounding on a pot with a spoon while you are preparing dinner. • Healthy brain, healthy body. Keep a regular schedule of visits to the pediatrician to ensure your child`s physical, mental, and developmental and behavioral health is on track. Your child`s pediatrician can be a great resource. For more tips and free parenting resources, visit www. HealthyChildren.org. Raising healthy children means daily care, attention, comfort and love. Fostering such an environment early can help put your child on a permanent path of emotional well-being.

Planes 529 Conocidos como “planes de matrícula clasificados”, los planes 529 le permiten comenzar a ahorrar con anticipación para que pueda pagar en un futuro los estudios universitarios de sus hijos. Estos planes (en inglés) están generalmente patrocinados

por estados, agencias estatales o instituciones educativas.

Los tipos de planes 529 disponibles son: 1. Planes de matrícula prepagados. También llamados en algunos estados “Planes de ahorro garantizado”, mantienen los costos actuales de educación en universidades públicas para que su hijo pueda estudiar en un futuro sin tener que pagar dinero adicional. 2. Planes de ahorro para la universidad. Es similar a una cuenta 401k de jubilación con la diferencia de que el dinero que invierta será utilizado únicamente para pagar la educación de sus hijos. Usted puede elegir la cantidad (libre de impuestos) que le será descontada de cada cheque de pago. El monto ahorrado será destinado para pagar la universidad

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cuando llegue el momento o para invertirlo en cualquier gasto relacionado con los estudios. Según su elección, los planes 529 le ofrecen la oportunidad de: • Seleccionar cualquier plan sin importar sus ingresos y la edad de sus hijos. • Transferir su plan de un estado a otro según su conveniencia. Utilice la herramienta para comparar planes por estado (en inglés). • Tener control sobre su dinero y administrarlo de la manera que desee. • Permitir que cualquier persona contribuya a su plan de ahorro, ya sea un familiar o un amigo. • Colocar su plan a nombre de otra persona para pagar sus estudios.


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COACHELLA (UC) AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION Say the phrase “messy room” to the parents of any teenager, boy or girl, and you’ll almost always get a nod of understanding and a roll of the eyes in frustration. It’s one of the most common causes of teen-parent disagreements. So, looking for a magic way to make a teen’s messy room problem disappear? Lots of luck! But there are ways to reduce “messy room” stress and frustration. First, identify the source of your frustration. After all, your child lives in the mess, not you. As parents, our frustration comes from what the mess says about our authority over our offspring and our effectiveness as a parent. If our child ignores the mess and our requests to clean, are we bad parents?

For your teen, however, the issue isn’t the mess, but privacy and autonomy. Although we want our children to develop independence, it’s disappointing to see it expressed as a messy room. However, to your teen that room is his or her domain, and keeping it as desired is a way of being independent. So, instead of feeling frustrated, accept that this is part of the developmental process. But try setting sensible family rules that make it easier to live with that messy bedroom. Rule one is that while messy is okay, life threatening is not. Bug attractors, like old food wrappers and dirty dishes, aren’t acceptable. You can close the door on untidy, but unhealthy is a real problem. Also set simple, acceptable rules for family use areas. Cleaning up after oneself in the kitchen, or getting that backpack out of the hallway,

are rules teens can understand as reasonable, even when they see a clean bedroom as unfair. It also doesn’t help to clean up for your teen. That just breeds anger and the lesson that once it’s messy enough, you’ll do the job for them. But do offer help. Many teens literally don’t know where to start once the mess gets too big. Suggest ways to break that big task into smaller ones. Offer storage and sorting tips. There are lots of causes worth pushing hard for with your teen. A messy room is seldom one. Someday that room will get cleaned. A new friend or the frustration of wrinkled clothes or missing treasures might be the motivation. Or not. Then that clean room will just have to wait until he or she moves out.

El ritmo acelerado de la vida moderna conlleva a que muchas personas recurran a las comidas rápidas puesto que son prácticas y aparentemente baratas. Pero Marisela Gamboa cambió esa costumbre después de asistir a una clase de nutrición donde aprendió que el tipo de alimentos que se eligen influyen en la salud.

Planear En las clases, los participantes aprendieron que para conservar la salud es necesario alimentarse bien para obtener los nutrientes que el cuerpo necesita. Antes de iniciar la clase se les pidió que respondieran a una serie de preguntas. La mayoría de los participantes respondieron que casi nunca planeaban sus comidas. “Planear es esencial para comer saludablemente y también para ahorrar porque podemos poder atención al precio por unidad y leer las etiquetas de los alimentos”, dijo Liz Armijo, educadora de nutrición. “Muchas veces se va a la tienda y no se piensa qué se va a comprar. Ahí mismo se hacen compras impulsivas y eso no es bueno para la salud porque la mayoría de las veces se compran alimentos altos en grasa y azúcar”.

Armijo recalcó la importancia de planear las comidas: • Se ahorra tiempo y dinero • No se acaba la comida a

tes de tiempo • Se tiene en casa comidas y bocadillos saludables

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mijo distribuyó periódicos con las ofertas de los supermercados; los participantes buscaron cuáles eran los alimentos de temporada ya que son más baratos y luego planearon qué platillos podían preparar.

A la vez, elaboraron un plan de acción que incluyó: 1. Hacer un inventario de la

despensa y refrigerador y tirar comidas caducadas 2. Crear un plan de alimentos para toda la semana 3. Comprar comida suficiente para una semana entera usando una lista de compras 4. Preparar una nueva receta Ahorrar

La educadora dijo que cuando se planea bien la compra de alimentos se pasa menos tiempo en la tienda y, por lo tanto, las posibilidades de gastar más dinero disminuyen. Además, no se desperdician los alimentos porque se compra solo lo necesario. Recomendó no ir al mercado con hambre porque todo apetece. “Si a mí se me antoja hasta lo que no me gusta”, dijo uno de los participantes tras soltar la carcajada. “Debemos buscar los alimentos que son nutritivos porque no se trata de comer solo por matar el hambre sino para cuidar la salud”, agregó Armijo. Otras recomendaciones para ahorrar dinero son: comprar alimentos de temporada o alimentos congelados que también son más baratos, y utilizar los alimentos que sobren en otras comidas. Cocinar Armijo habló de los cinco grupos de alimentos que el cuerpo necesita para la buena nutrición: frutas y verduras, granos enteros, lácteos y pro-

teína bajos en grasa, como carne, huevos, cacahuate, nueces, semillas, frijoles, lentejas, etc. Durante la clase, preparó un platillo con carne de pavo molida, baja en grasa, calabacitas, salsa de tomate y condimentos. Una de las participantes sugirió añadirle un poco de chile chipotle para hacer el guisado más sabroso. Tras saborear el platillo, los participantes compartieron algunos de los cambios que han hecho gracias a lo aprendido en las clases. “Ahora me fijo cuidadosamente en las etiquetas de los productos que compró, planeo las compras y reviso precios antes de ir a la tienda”, dijo Esperanza Sotelo. “En cuanto a las grasas y azúcares, ya he puesto atención porque soy una mujer diabética y necesito reducirlas para bajar también mi porcentaje de medicamentos; principalmente cuido no comer mucha harina, grasa y azúcar”. “Ahora llevo mi lista, tomo mi tiempo, checo precios, y me fijo en que es saludable y que no tiene tanta grasa porque me hace daño. He aprendido bastante sobre nutrición, cómo ahorrar dinero y cuidar de mi familia; y otra cosa importante es hacer ejercicio a la hora que sea”, dijo Ciro Togón. “Me ha ayudado mucho está clase porque aprendes a eliminar azúcares, aprendes a eliminar las grasas, a tener una dieta más balanceada, poniendo en tus comidas vegetales, granos, carne, frutas de todo un poquito en el día”, dijo Yesenia García Ayala. “Como ama de casa yo soy la que está cocinando, dirijo mi cocina y si doy un plato saludable estoy cuidando la salud de mi familia”, concluyó Ayala.


Pegamento resistente, espumoso, se adhiere a cualquier cosa

Sweet Southern SlowCooker Ham Yield: 12 servings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 4 to 8 hours (FAMILY FEATURES) This year, make your Easter ham effortless by ditching the oven and using your slow cooker instead. While most people think about slow cooking for staples like chili and stew, it’s also perfect for center-of-the-plate feasts — like an Easter ham. Using the slow cooker, you can minimize both prep time and cleanup time, leaving plenty of room in the day for church, hunting eggs and enjoying time with your loved ones.

1 bone-in fully cooked ham, about 5 1/2 pounds 1 cup apple cider 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/3 cup Kentucky bourbon 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 4 fresh thyme sprigs

Ham is a tradition for many families this time of year, and because it pairs well with a multitude of ingredients, you can create a unique dish every time.

Place ham in large slow cooker. Whisk cider with brown sugar, bourbon, honey and mustard. Slowly pour over ham. Scatter thyme sprigs into slow cooker.

For a fresh spin on the classic ham, try this Sweet Southern SlowCooker Ham recipe from the National Pork Board. Apple cider and bourbon (or vanilla extract, if you prefer) combine to create a rich flavor complemented by the sweetness of brown sugar.

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Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours, or until very tender. Remove ham to rest on cutting board. Pass remaining cooking liquid through fine mesh sieve into saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly reduced. Carve ham into serving pieces. Brush ham pieces with cooking liquid before arranging on platter. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cuando ninguna otra cosa funciona, el pegamento Gorilla Glue es la respuesta. El poder increíble en espuma de Gorilla Glue se expande de 3 a 4 veces para penetrar la superficie y crear una unión fuerte y duradera. Resistencia de Gorilla, siempre.

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Note: For a non-alcoholic alternative, replace the bourbon with 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract.

DELICIOUS INGREDIENTS

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Rinde: 6 porciones Tiempo de preparación: 20 minutos Tiempo de cocción: 30 minutos

3 tazas de jamón, picado y tibio 1 3/4 tazas de leche descremada 1/4 taza de mantequilla sin sal, fundida 4 huevos grandes 1/2 cucharadita de sal 1 1/2tazas de harina común 1 manzana Granny Smith partida a la mitad, sin el centro y luego partida en rebanadas finasSalsa de queso 1 cucharada de mantequilla sin sal 1 cucharada de harina común 1 taza de leche descremada 2 cucharaditas de mostaza tipo Dijon 1/4 cucharadita de sal 1/4 cucharadita de pimienta 1 tazas de queso cheddar blanco, rallado 2 cucharadas de cebollino fresco, picado finamente

Vierta la leche, la mantequilla, los huevos y la sal en una licuadora. Mezcle hasta unir bien. Agregue la harina. Mezcle durante 15 a 20 segundos o hasta que la mezcla esté homogénea. Deje reposar 10 minutos. Caliente una panquequera o una sartén antiadherente de 8 pulgadas a fuego medio. Rocíe bien con aceite antiadherente. Vierta 1/4 taza de la preparación en la sartén y mueva hasta cubrir todo el fondo de la sartén. Cocine durante 1 minuto o hasta que el panqueque comience a curvarse en los bordes. Dé vuelta con cuidado y cocine otros 30 segundos o hasta que esté listo. Coloque en un plato. Repita agregando aceite en aerosol y el resto de la preparación. Coloque papel manteca entre los panqueques para evitar que se adhieran. Coloque un panqueque sobre una superficie limpia de trabajo. Coloque algunas rodajas de manzana sobre un cuarto de panqueque y cubra con jamón picado. Doble el panqueque al medio para cubrir el relleno y vuelva a plegar para dar forma triangular. Repita con el resto de los panqueques, la manzana y el jamón. Coloque sobre una placa para horno cubierta con papel manteca y conserve en horno caliente hasta el momento de servir o hasta 30 minutos. Para preparar la salsa de queso, funda la mantequilla en una cacerola a fuego medio. Agregue harina hasta cubrir bien. Cocine, revolviendo constantemente, durante 2 minutos o hasta que la preparación esté clara y homogénea. Agregue leche batiendo, de a un chorro por vez, hasta que la preparación esté homogénea. Agregue mostaza, sal y pimienta. Cocine, revolviendo constantemente, durante 5 minutos o hasta que la preparación esté lo suficientemente densa como para cubrir una cuchara. Retire del fuego. Agregue queso, de a un puñado por vez, hasta fundir. Coloque los panqueques rellenos sobre cada plato. Vierta salsa de queso con una cuchara sobre cada panqueque y espolvoree con cebollinos. Sugerencia para servir: Todos los elementos de la receta pueden prepararse un día antes y calentar antes de preparar el plato.

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Doug Moss Roddy Scheer and EARTHTALK The convergence of environmental awareness and consumer culture has created a whole new movement today whereby sharing is cool. Indeed, some environmentalists view sharing as key to maintaining our quality of life and our sanity in an increasingly cluttered world. “Sharing is a relatively simple concept and a basic part of human life,” reports Janelle Orsi on Shareable, an online magazine that tells the story of sharing. “What’s new is that people are applying sharing in innovative and far-reaching ways, many of which require complex planning, new ways of thinking and organizing, and new technologies. In short, people are taking sharing to new levels, ranging from relatively simple applications of sharing to community-wide sharing initiatives—and beyond.” “In a shareable world, things like car sharing, clothing swaps,

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 590157 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Santa Clara Smog Center, 298 #B Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95050, Santa Clara Co. Tri Star Auto 99 Inc., 34963 Roberts St. Union City, CA 94587 . This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 4/1/14. “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.) Tri Star Auto 99 Inc. Tri D. Nguyen, President April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/1/14

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business, El Gato Carpet Cleaner, 1040 S.12th St., Apt #15, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Antonio Gomez, 1040 S.12th St., Apt #15, San Jose, CA 95112 . This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Antonio Gomez April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/2/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 590030 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Pamco Ethiopia, 3550 Stevens Creek Blvd., Ste 310, San Jose, CA 94087, Santa Clara Co. Ashenafi G. Kifle, 1601 Tenaka Pl #147, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 3/20/14. “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.) Ashenafi G. Kifle April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/27/14 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV263198 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hoa Ngoc Huynh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Hoa Ngoc Huynh, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hoa Ngoc Huynh to Jacqueline Huynh. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/8/14 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. April 3, 2014 Aaron Persky

Judge of the Superior Court April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV261479 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Thanh Thu Thi Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Thanh Thu Thi Nguyen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Thanh Thu Thi Nguyen to Emily Thanh Nguyen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/27/14 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. 28, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV263363 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Suen Ho, Yih Tzu. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Suen Ho, Yih Tzu, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Suen Ho, Yih Tza aka Suenho, YihTzu aka Suen, Yih-Tza aka Suen, YihTza aka Suen, Wendy to Ho, Wendy Suen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/8/14 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. April 7, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2014.

FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV263288 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Linda Hormiz Haol. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Linda Hormiz Haol, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Linda Hormiz Haol to Linda Hormiz Hawil. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/8/14 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept.: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 4, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV263290 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Linda Hormiz Haol. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Linda Hormiz Haol, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Devd Rafat Aesa to David Rafat Aesa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/8/14 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept.: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 4, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2014.

childcare coops, potlucks, and cohousing make life more fun, green, and affordable,” reports Shareable. “When we share, not only is a better life possible, but so is a better world.”

and thrive as never before. They show that a new world is emerging where the more you share the more respect you get, and where life works because everyone helps each other.”

The non-profit Freecycle Network, which runs a Craigslist-style website where people can list items they want to give away, pioneered using the Internet to facilitate diverting reusable goods from landfills when it launched back in 2003. To date, more than nine million individuals across 5,000 different regions have used the group’s freecycle.org website to find new homes for old items.

Shareable and the Center for a New American Dream, a non-profit that highlights the connections between consumption, quality of life and the environment, have collaborated on the production of the new “Guide to Sharing,” a free downloadable booklet loaded with practical ideas about exchanging stuff, time, skills and space. Some of the ideas in the guide include: organizing a community swap; starting a local toy, seed or tool library; launching a skills exchange where community members can swap professional skills like carpentry or grant-writing; or setting up a food, transportation or gardening co-op.

PHOTO: In a shareable world, things like car sharing, clothing swaps, childcare coops, potlucks and cohousing make life more fun, green and affordable. Clapstar, courtesy Flickr.

Some other sharing tips include car-sharing, gift circles, sharing backyard chickens with neighbors and launching

a “free market” where people meet to trade skills and stuff. For her part, Janelle Orsi envisions a future where public land is dedicated to commu-

According to Shareable, other examples such as Zipcar, Wikipedia, Kiva and Creative Commons show how successful sharing can be. “They show what’s possible when we share. They show that we don’t act merely for our own good, but go out of our way to contribute to the common good. They show that we can solve the crises we face,

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nity gardening, public libraries also lend tools, equipment and other goods, and citywide bike sharing, carpooling and wifi programs are all the rage.

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Orsi and others warn we had better get used to sharing, as it is here to stay.


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APRIL 11-17, 2014 be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Alice Vargas. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: May 14, 2014, 9:30am , Dept. 12, located at 191 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112 If you object to the granting of this petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either: 1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or 2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Domenico Scire, ESQ 276910 Law Offices of Thomas Salciccia 870 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 295-5555 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589960 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Motor Group, 2943 Daylight Way #B, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Yasir Abrahams, 171 Branham LN#10-230, San Jose, Ca 95136. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 3/26/14. “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.) Yasir Abrahams April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/26/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589748 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Dream House Press, 2714 Ophelia Court, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Flora M. Rodriguez, 2714 Ophelia Court, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 02/05/1999. “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.) Flora M. Rodriguez April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/20/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 590081 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, NA Sweeping Services, 1787 Rigolleto Drive, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Jorge Gonzalez, 1787 Rigolleto Drive, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all infor-

mation 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.) Jorge Gonzalez April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/28/14 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV262961 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kishore Pallapothu. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kishore Pallapothu, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kishore Pallapothu to James Martin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/24/14 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. Mar.27, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV263045 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Angelique Estrada and Andres Rodriguez, Jr. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Angelique Estrada and Andres Rodriguez, Jr., has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. David Daniel Villareal, Jr. to Anthony Angel Rodriguez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/24/14 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. Mar.28, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV262982 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ivan Anatolyevich Mazurov. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Ivan Anatolyevich Mazurov has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ivan Anatolyevich Mazurov to Ivan Igorevich Kondrashov. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 7/1/14 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. Mar.28, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 4, 11, 18, 25, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589250 The following person(s) is(are) doing

business, Zazueta Landscape, 1435 Kim Court, Apt.4, Campbell, CA 95032, Santa Clara Co. Jesus M. Zazueta, 1435 Kim Court, Apt.4, Campbell, CA 95032. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 3/10/14. “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.) Jesus M. Zazueta Mar.28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/10/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589491 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Reiki Magnetic Healing, 4785 Littles Uvas Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Miguel Azelaya, 4785 Littles Uvas Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Miguel Azelaya Mar.28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/17/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589793 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, C.A.R.E. Outreach Program, 207 Wastson Dr.#2, Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara Co. Angie Niemann and David Sosa, 207 Wastson Dr.#2, Campbell, CA 95008 . This business is conducted by copartners; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 3/1/2014. “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.) Angie Niemann David Sosa Mar.28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/21/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589532 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Hands of Light Massage Therapy, 17295 Monterey St, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Maria L. Ortega, 5805 Gleneagles Drive, San Jose, CA 95138; Aimee Elam, 2110 Darnis Court, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Maria L. Ortega Aimee Elam Mar.28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/18/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 527820 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, The High Street Group, 2126 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301, Santa Clara Co. William N Neidig and Christy E Neidig, 2126 Webster Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 6/1/1980. “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.) William N Neidig Christy E Neidig Mar. 28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014.

This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 8/17/09 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV261056 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victoria Le June Torbert. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Victoria Le June Torbert, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Victoria Le June Torbert to Victoria Amore Lejune. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/20/14 at 8:45 am, Dept.12, Probate Room: 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.21, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV262675 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sara Negrete Baes. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sara Negrete Baes, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sara Negrete Baes to Sara NegreteBaez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/17/14 at 8:45 am, Dept.12, Probate Room: 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. Mar.25, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar.28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV262029 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Thinh Gia Ducng. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Thinh Gia Ducng, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Thinh Gia Ducng to Henry Thinh Duong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/10/14 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. Mar.12, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV262595 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Oscar Diaz and Elena Diaz. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Oscar Diaz and Elena Diaz, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the

clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. David Diaz to David Oscar Diaz. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/17/14 at 8:45 am, Probate Room: 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. Mar.24, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV262098 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Wen Chuan Tsai. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Wen Chuan Tsai, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Wen Chuan Tsai to Michelle Tsai Seto. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/10/14 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. Mar.13, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV262034 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Shuyue Xu. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Shuyue Xu, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Shuyue Xu to Sherry Shuyue Young. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/10/14 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. Mar.13, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 28; April 4, 11, 18, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589485 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, EMZR Cleaning Services, 2020 Southwest Expy, apt. 50 San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Ernesto M. Zuniga-Ramos, 2020 Southwest Expy, apt. 50 San Jose, CA 95126 . This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon as of 3/17/14. “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.) Ernesto M. Zuniga-Ramos Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/17/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 588584 The following person(s) is(are) doing

business, Platinum Realtors Silicon Valley, 916 Goodwin Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Saul Juarez, 916 Goodwin Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Saul Juarez Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/24/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589416 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Manos Foundation, 189 W.Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Community Revitalization and Education Agency, W.Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Community Revitalization and Education Agency Edward Avila, President/Board Member Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/14/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589080 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Fun Tours and Charters, 2155 Lanai Avenue, Apt.#86, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Fun Tours and Charters, 2155 Lanai Avenue, Apt.#86, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 5/4/11. “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.) Fun Tours and Charters, Inc. Jimmy Vasquez, President Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/06/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589461 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Cluejee, 88 S.3rd St. #309, San Jose, CA 95133, Santa Clara Co. Plastic Spoon, Inc., 88 S.3rd St. #309, San Jose, CA 95133 . This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants have not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Plastic Spoon, Inc. Gurpreet Saran, CEO Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/14/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589487 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Trio Spa, 2160 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Edward Cefalu, 98 Burton, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 06/09. “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.) Edward Cefalu Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014.

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/17/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 589600 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Vera Kugel, 1262 Rembrandt Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087, Santa Clara Co. Vera Kugel and Valery Kugel, 1262 Rembrandt Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. This business is conducted by a general partnership; registrants began transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon on: 1/2/13. “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.) Vera and Valery Kugel Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/18/14 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV261234 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Angela G. Beltran. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Angela G. Beltran, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Angela G. Beltran to Marcelina Guzman. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/20/14 at 8:45 am, Dept.12, Probate Room: 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.25, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV260024 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vanesa Aragon and Luciano Martinez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Vanesa Aragon and Luciano Martinez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daniel Jayden Martinez to Daniel Jayden Aragon. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/29/14 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.4, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV260562 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Diana Fangonilo. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Diana Fangonilo, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Destiny Taylor DeGroat to Destiny Taylor Fangonilo. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 5/6/14 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

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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.13, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV262201 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Candace Rose Oluwasanmi. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Candace Rose Oluwasanmi, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Candace Rose Oluwasanmi to Victoriána Candace Rose Oluwasanmi. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/10/14 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. Mar.17, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV262110 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Abdelrahman M. Owda and Ovana Jihad Shehadeh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Abdelrahman M. Owda and Ovana Jihad Shehadeh, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abdelrahman Y. Owda to Abdelrahman Yousef Alhelew and b. Ovana Jihad Shehadeh to Ovana Jihad Alhelew. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/10/14 at 8:45 am, Dept. 12, Probate Room: 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. Mar.13, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV261870 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jesus Mendez Macias. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jesus Mendez Macias, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jesus Mendez Macias to Zayra Mendez Macias. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 6/3/14 at 8:45 am, Dept. 12, Probate Room: 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. Mar.10, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Mar. 21, 28; April 4, 11, 2014.


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ARTS & CULTURE

Veronica T. Avendaño EL OBSERVADOR Movimento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana’s (MACLA) annual Latino art auction and exhibition turns sweet 16 this year. MACLA’s doors are open for the annual art exhibition ‘Latino Art Now!, while the auction portion takes place later this month, April 26th.

The past couple years, the annual event has been reworked to become ‘Latino Art Now!’, which features artists in various ranges of their career from fresh university graduates to world renowned and locally established artists. The exhibit will showcase a variety of paintings, mixed media, sculptures, photography, as well as a light installation.

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“The idea is really to help people understand what it is to collect ‘Latino Art’ and to find buyers for these artists’ work, and get them excited by the variety and the range of work that we see with contemporary artists” said MACLA’s Executive Director Anjee Helstrup-Alvarez. The silent auction is the nonprofit’s only fundraising event for the year. Last year, through art sales and corporate sponsorships, the organization raised almost $50 thousand which they hope to match at this year’s auction. “The art auction serves a couple of different purposes,” said Alvarez. “It serves from a financial point of view. Being a non-profit it’s our annual fundraising event

to provide proceeds for the organization. The idea is to bring together collectors as well as have a great exhibition for the artists.” To participate in the auction and exhibition each artist must be invited by the curatorial department. The almost 25 year old organization has developed relationships with many artists, some of whom had previous MACLA exhibits, who were invited to participate. Others sent in packages of their work and artists statements in hopes of receiving an invitation to participate. East Bay based artist  Melanie Cervantes of the art collaborative, Dignidad Rebelde, is one the artists who returned to participate this year. “MACLA has a really strong multi-racial, intergenerational base of supporters. That is something that is important to me because

my work gets to be seen across a lot of different identities,” said Cervantes. “I’m surprised at how little infrastructure there is in all of the state of California, given that we’re [Latinos] increasingly becoming one of the majority populations in the state. That’s why it makes it even more critical to have spaces like MACLA.” Cervantes’ piece this year, “Tejiendo el amor y la justicia” is an artist proof from a print in the theme of corazon, created to support a friend and colleague, the late Chicano painter and screen printer Sam Coronado of Coronado Studio in Austin, Texas. The event also features what Alvarez called a “triple threat”, local San Jose artist Sam Rodriguez. Rodriguez paints, works with public art projects mostly recently the Edenvale Public Library, and is a clothing designer and

co-founder for clothing line, Cukui, located in Japantown. “He’s an interesting artist to watch, not only for the San Jose connection but because he is working in three different mediums,” said Alvarez. Photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma also has his work up for auction. Alvarez said Palma is one of the most recognized and well known photographers working for Latin America today. Proceeds from the auction will help MACLA continue to serve 30 thousand people annually through visual arts, performance and literary arts, youth arts education and community development through the arts. Gallery hours: Wednesday and Thursday 12:00pm7:00pm/Friday and Saturday 12pm-5:00pm 501 South First St. San Jose, CA 95113


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VIVEMEJOR Cuando sientes felicidad, además de irradiarla también la atraes Con el tiempo aprendemos que nuestra felicidad la construimos a diario, en lugar de ser un objetivo más. Un estudio de la Universidad de Denver sobre la felicidad de las mujeres reveló que es mejor enfocarse en hacer lo que produce alegría, que en alcanzar un ideal de felicidad. Estas son las reglas de oro de las mujeres felices.

vidar aquello que te molesta también son una forma de garantizar tu felicidad. Disfrutar y vivir el presente A veces nos enfocamos más en el futuro o en el pasado y olvidamos el presente, lo más precioso que tenemos. Tu felicidad está aquí y ahora. Las mujeres felices viven conectadas con el presente y lo disfrutan creando momentos motivados por la alegría.

Tener un estilo de vida saludable Cuando comes sano, realizas una actividad física regularmente y descansas bien, estás demostrándote a ti misma que tienes control sobre tu vida, lo que es un sinónimo de felicidad. Caminar o meditar mientras escuchas el sonido de los pájaros o tu música favorita te va a generar una sensación de alegría, que vas a querer repetir. Valorar lo que tienes a tu alrededor Apreciar lo que tienes y has alcanzado, ya sea material, emocional o espiritual, te permitirá valorarlo y cuidarlo como tu gran tesoro. Ver la vida desde este punto de vista te ayuda a mantener una actitud positiva. Si las cosas se complican en algún momento, mira a tu alrededor y expresa gratitud por lo que tienes. Mantener las relaciones con quienes son importantes para ti Las mujeres felices crean a su alrededor una red de relaciones personales de gran valor y que enriquecen con frecuencia. Aún en la distancia, decirle a una amiga o a un familiar que es importante para ti, es fuente de alegría para ambos. Perdonar y ol-

NEWSUSA If you’re reading this story, you’re probably one of the approximately 825,000 couples who’ve just gotten engaged since Thanksgiving and are now planning your wedding. So here’s perhaps the single most important reminder -- and grooms do seem to need more reminding than brides -- anyone will offer: Tradition holds that you both exchange wedding presents. (Yes, grooms, even though you just bought her an engagement ring.) But what to get? “Gifts should come from the heart,” says WeddingChannel.com. Well, yeah. But that still leaves a lot of room for error. So here’s some tips to keep in mind whether you two opt for some type of jewelry -- the traditional and most popular choice -or something else. * Practicality can wait. Etiquette dictates that gifts be exchanged at one of three times: the night before the wedding, the morning of the ceremony, or right before you leave on your honeymoon. So you could see where this has the potential for becoming a bigger disaster than Chernobyl if the groom’s idea of “practical” is, say, a toaster. * Being uniquely personal is appreciated. One of the best examples we’ve heard of is a guy who had a photographer secretly capture the moment he proposed in New York’s Cen-

tral Park, and then presented the results to his bride on the day of their wedding. “So cute!” read a typical blog post. The downside, of course, is that pulling it off requires imagination and -- in this instance -- a lot of advance planning. * Jewelry can be “traditional” without being boring. Case in point: the very hot Argyle diamonds trend, which fulfills the quest of even the most eco-minded couples for diamond fashion jewelry since the stones are produced in a socially and environmentally responsible way from the Argyle mine in Australia. And the diamonds, themselves, come in gorgeous neutral shades like champagne, cognac, silver and gray. “If your bride likes something different from what all her friends have,” says jewelry and style expert Michael O’Connor, “then the Argyle diamond bracelets, necklaces and earrings are perfect and available at many retailers across the country -- I’ve even spotted women at gyms wearing the diamond pendants. And the cufflinks for men are truly elegant.” Perhaps because prices start at as little as a few hundred dollars for some pieces, O’Connor calls them “the ideal gateway gift.” Meaning, you can use other occasions -- think birthdays and anniversaries -- to add to your collection through the years. Yes, brides and grooms, you’ll soon have to start planning your next milestone together.

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(STATEPOINT) Approximately 250 million Christians in America will be observing Lent this spring, according to the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Lent, which runs from March through much of April, takes place during the 40 days before Easter. If you’ve heard coworkers, neighbors and friends allude to “what they’re giving up for Lent,” you may have wondered what this annual observance is all about. To help make things more clear, the NCEA is offering some background information on why Christians celebrate Lent:

should pray daily, Lent serves as a time to focus our prayer or extend our time in prayer,” says Brother Robert Bimonte at NCEA. “Reflecting on how well we are living our lives is essential.” • Fasting: Lent is a time to simplify our lives by giving up what we do not really need. By fasting, Christians also repent for mistakes. • Charity: Helping others by sharing our “time, talent and treasure,” is part of living the Christian message. Many people renew that commitment during Lent by volunteering and donating to charitable causes. “Above all, Lent is used as a time to reflect, renew and reach out,” says Bimonte.

• Prayer: “While Christians

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En esta encarnación estás aprendiendo a superar sufrimientos y obstáculos y, a ser el pionero, el que inicia los grandes proyectos, el que tiene las grandes ideas, por tal motivo; en tu próxima vida serás jefe, director, administrador, ocuparás los más altos cargos y serás quién deba tomar las grandes decisiones que afectarán positivamente a las masas.

Tauro

El trabajo es prioritario en tu destino, siempre andas en busca de mejorar tu vida aunque a veces ésta se ve truncada por amores poco afortunados. En tu siguiente encarnación vivirás una existencia pacífica llena de comodidades y del cielo te llegará una gran bendición que será la felicidad absoluta en el sector romántico.

Géminis

En esta vida eres el comunicador, el que tiene la información precisa y detallada que la gente necesita, eres

volátil pero sabes aceptar y enmendar tus errores. En tu siguiente encarnación, serás el maestro, el filósofo, el más inteligente, la persona en la que todo mundo confiará pues tus palabras y acciones serán siempre provechosas.

Cáncer

En esta vida te la has pasado tratando de ayudar a tu familia, siempre vigilante y protector de tus seres queridos, por lo tanto; en tu próxima encarnación serás un médico, un curandero o un sanador espiritual, una sola palabra tuya bastará para sanar física y espiritualmente a las personas que acudan a ti.

Leo

Durante varias encarnaciones has sido cabeza de familia, el organizador, el procurador, el que vence todos los obstáculos. En tu vida futura serás una persona con mucho poder, te será encomendado dirigir a las masas, puedes ser un presidente, un primer ministro, un delegado de tu patria. Tu nobleza de corazón será una bendición para todo el mundo.

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Virgo

Sueles ser perfeccionista y muy organizado cuando eres evolucionado y todo lo contrario sino lo eres. En tu vida después de ésta, serás un ser privilegiado en el aspecto económico, y sabrás al mismo tiempo crear y conceder oportunidades para que mucha gente alcance tu nivel en ese sentido. Tu sabiduría no tendrá comparación.

Libra

En tu siguiente encarnación serás muy afortunado pues tu misión será el compartir con el prójimo todos tus conocimientos adquiridos en tus vidas pasadas; serás guía, maestro e iluminador de toda la gente. Serás reconocido y admirado por tus innumerables virtudes y vivirás una larga, armoniosa y saludable existencia..

Escorpión

Nadie te puede conocer a fondo pues existen características de tu personalidad que incluso para ti resultan desconocidas y sorprendentes. En esta vida has aprendido a valorar el amor incondicional, por tal motivo, en tu futura encarnación serás

reconocido y admirado como el mejor amigo, el mejor profesional, el mejor en todo lo que hagas.

Sagitario

Tu signo rige la política, la religión y la filosofía, y en esta vida te ha tocado derribar barreras y te has atrevido a alcanzar metas que para otros parecen imposibles. En tu siguiente encarnación te será encomendada la misión de impartir justicia a tus semejantes, serás juez, abogado o un agente de gobierno con mucho poder.

Capricornio

Seguir adelante, mejorar y alcanzar grandes metas son tus propósitos en esta existencia, siempre logras lo que te propones. En tu próxima encarnación es probable que estés listo para alcanzar el nirvana no sin antes guiar a otros seres humanos para que también alcancen el máximo grado de purificación espiritual.

Acuario

Tu existencia actual está orientada hacia el futuro, eres un ser adelantado en el tiempo, por ese motivo en tu siguiente encarnación serás un inventor, un científico que descubrirá nuevas ciencias, procurarás adelantos médicos y tecnológicos. Lo más sorprendente de todo es que tus conocimientos sobre el futuro estarán basados en tus más antiguas encarnaciones.

Piscis

Durante la presente encarnación tu vida será un cúmulo de experiencias espirituales que te convertirán en un sabio espiritualista en la edad madura. En la próxima encarnación serás un ser orientado a la teología, un ministro, un párroco o una persona dedicada a servir a los demás por medio de las escrituras de los libros sagrados.


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On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver (Costner) has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he’s willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.

It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they’re joined by Oscar nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy winner Bruno Mars, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy/Tony winner Rita Moreno.

Ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents.  Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether:  a malevolent supernatural force­­unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home.   Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century.  With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again...


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(NOTIMEX) La cantautora mexicana Ana Gabriel fue invitada por el productor Gerardo Quiroz a participar en el musical “Cats” con el personaje de “Grizabella”. “Ojalá acepte, sería un honor que ella nos engalane con una función”, declaró Quiroz, quien también desea que Ana Cirré regrese con el mismo personaje. Por lo pronto, Natalia Sosa, recién premiada como la Mejor Actriz de Musical por las dos agrupaciones de periodistas teatrales en esta

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ciudad, es quien tiene de base el afamado papel interpretando el tema “Memory”. Filippa Giordano, Lila Deneken, Myriam Montemayor y Olivia Bucio son otras de las cantantes que han dado vida a “Grizabella”, una felina que en el pasado fue bella, glamorosa y soberbia. Al regresar a la comunidad de gatos es rechazada por todos, pues en su época de juventud decidió abandonarlos para explorar el mundo exterior. Sin embargo, la experiencia fue dura y vuelve con el corazón roto y en harapos tras haber perdido la belleza y el glamour que la caracterizaban.

* Walter Navas será quien produzca la historia sobre “La Doña” (NOTIMEX) El productor de cine Walter Navas (Efectos secundarios) y Fausto Alatorre, autor de la novela “Diabla frente al espejo”, trabajan en conjunto para llevar a la pantalla grande la primera película biográfica de la diva del cine mexicano María Félix (19142002), de quien hoy se conmemora el centenario de su nacimiento. En entrevista con Notimex, Navas explicó que Fausto se acercó a él con su libro “Diabla frente al espejo” y con una adaptación de la novela a guión cinematográfico, “a mí me pareció muy interesante y todo un reto hacer una película biográfica sobre una de las figuras más importantes del cine mexicano”. El productor destacó que más allá de los datos históricos, la cinta que dirigirá Alatorre, mostrará el lado humano de María Félix, “se

aleja de la simple biografía para mezclar un poco de ficción y fantasía”. Indicó que en estos momentos se encuentran trabajando en los detalles del guión y una vez terminado se darán a la tarea de buscar financiamiento, “sabemos que será un proyecto que puede interesar a muchos, incluso buscaremos coproducciones con otros países”. Navas adelantó que la película mostrará diversas etapas en la vida de “La Doña”, desde sus primeros años en Sonora hasta su llegada a la Ciudad de México y su estancia en Europa, “serán muchas épocas y lugares los que se muestren en la cinta, lo cual implica un reto aún mayor, pero confiamos en que en los próximos meses se concrete el financiamiento”. Otro de los retos que implica realizar esta película es encontrar a la actriz o actri-

ces que den vida a la diva, en este sentido, Navas señaló que se realizará un “casting” en el que no sólo se buscará que las aspirantes se parezcan físicamente a “La Doña”, sino que tenga la capacidad histriónica necesaria para encarnar a una figura como María Félix. “Ya estamos pensando en las actrices que podrían dar vida a María en sus distintas etapas, de niña, de joven y ya siendo mayor, así que no será una sola actriz, y estamos abiertos no solo a figuras reconocidas, sino también contemplaremos a nuevos talentos”, abundó. Finalmente, Walter Navas dijo que están en una etapa inicial del proyecto y conforme vayan avanzando se irán dando a conocer más detalles del filme, “queremos dedicarle el tiempo que sea necesario para hacer una película digna y de calidad”.


(NOTIMEX) El apoyo que brindan el Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) y los gladiadores experimentados es fundamental para el surgimiento de nuevas figuras, sobre todo en una época donde este deporte ha cobrado auge. Atlantis y Delta, integrantes de los “Reyes de la Atlántida”, son parte del CMLL, el primero ya una figura consagrada dentro del arte del pancracio y el otro un joven que poco a poco despunta y que sueña con emular a su compañero. De visita en Notimex, los gladiadores platicaron de lo difícil que es sobresalir en una actividad como la lucha libre, donde el apoyo que reciben de parte de la empresa es fundamental para lograr el éxito. “A la gente le gusta ver nuevos valores, muchachos que tienen ganas como Delta. La empresa tiene un semillero, maestros sensacionales, por eso el CMLL es la mejor empresa del mundo, tiene su escuela propia, cada año saca 15 o 20 nuevos talentos, hay muchas etapas, épocas, es una producción que nunca se acaba”, dijo Atlantis. El “Ídolo de los niños”, quien debutó a principios de la década de los 80 del siglo pasado, cuenta con más de 30 años

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como profesional y se mantiene en el gusto de la afición, mientras que el joven tiene poco más de 10 años en esta actividad y lucha por convertirse en un ídolo. El respaldo de la empresa y de los experimentados es necesario, estar cobijado “por alguien a quien tu mirabas hacia arriba es importante, ahora lo ves palpable; es importante en tu seguridad, qué bueno que la empresa dé ese apoyo, y se ve en el producto que mostramos, es indispensable ese apoyo”, aseguró Delta. Satisfecho por las innumerables ocasiones que se ha presentado en la Arena México, la cual califica como un “templo mágico”, el oriundo de Los Altos, Jalisco, dejó en claro que mientras siga dentro del mundo de la lucha libre seguirá apoyando a los nuevos talentos. Por otra parte, el joven regiomontano, agradecido por la oportunidad que recibió del CMLL, dejó en claro que el “arte del gotch” en la actualidad es más espectacular debido a pequeñas variantes que utilizan los gladiadores. “Me está tocando en una etapa donde la lucha no es evolucionar, sino una variante a la lucha a ras de lona, le pusimos un pequeño toque de estar jugando con las cuerdas, hacerlo

un poquito más aéreo, pero creo que cualquier luchador que pertenece al CMLL está capacitado para luchar a ras de lona”. Admirador de Atlantis y del Negro Casas, “para mí los estandartes” de técnicos y rudos, Delta tiene como objetivo personal en la lucha libre llegar al mismo nivel que sus ídolos, e incluso superarlos. “Quiero ser un ídolo, admirado como ellos, como dijo Atlantis, no es fácil, esta carrera tiene muchos baches, muchas grietas y hacer lo que hacemos tiene mucho mérito, quiero sobrepasarlos y llegar a lo máximo”. Con los “Reyes de la Atlántida”, tercia que completa Guerrero Maya, coincidieron que a mediano plazo tienen la meta de obtener el campeonato mundial de tríos y dejar en claro que “en esta tercia hay experiencia, juventud, hay hambre, hay coraje. Podemos ser una de las grandes tercias y nos fijamos metas a grandes cosas”. Finalmente, pidieron a la afición que no deje de seguirles la pista “porque habrá grandes cosas”, y que acudan a las funciones que se realizan en la Arena México y la Coliseo, “vengan a apoyar la lucha libre, la mejor del mundo, la del CMLL”, concluyó Atlantis.

Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR The San Jose Sharks became one of the first teams to clinch a playoff spot, (the 10th year in a row), for the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs during a March 24th Calgary Flames game. Although the Flames were able to win against the Sharks, (1-0), the playoff spot was the victory for San Jose that night. As the current 2nd place in the Pacific Division with 107 points (as of writing), they are only behind the leader, the Anaheim Ducks, by 2 points. As for a comparison of the entire league, they are in the top 5 teams in the entire NHL. Not too bad, which puts the Sharks in a position where they can come out on top, if they put in the combined effort. Earlier last week San Jose upset their SoCal rival the Los Angeles Kings by winning 2-1. This boost in morale definitely helped the Sharks. On Saturday the Sharks played the Nashville Predators at the SAP Center for the third and final time this season. Previous games in December 2013, and earlier

this January, had the Predators win over the Sharks by a mere game point. With the recent steady performance of the Sharks, there was an imminent push to win by the team. After similar efforts the first period it seemed the second period, would be the game changer if either team wanted a definite advantage. Even after some good plays from San Jose, Nashville’s Patric Hornqvist scored 2 goals within the second period. This 2-0 lead became 3-0 by the end of the 2nd, as Roman Josi scored with less than 6 minutes on the clock. Predators Goaltender, a former Sharks prospect who played with the AHL affiliate Worcester Sharks, got a shutout, stopping all 32 shots from San Jose. This game was more critical for the Predators, whose slim chance of getting into the playoffs rested on this game. Even though the Sharks team has their eyes set on the post season, Jason Demers put the disappointment surrounding the loss bluntly, “Huge. After the game we put together against LA, to give a showing like that is unacceptable. We didn’t come out to

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work. We just sat back on our heels and let them take the game to us. So, it’s disappointing and something we have to obviously correct as soon as possible.” The playoffs are set to commence at the end of April, so the tactics and motivations that got the Sharks this far should shine in full force in order to retain the position of power they still have, regardless of these recent losses. All in all, the San Jose Sharks have a short amount of time to be as strong as they can be to take a lead against the potential rivals in the upcoming playoffs. The Pacific title is another goal that is within reasonable reach. As excitement builds for the Stanley Cup, so does the energy and momentum of the fans and team. Every loss right now feels more difficult than, let’s say, December of last year. Looking at the near future though, the Sharks are poised to have a great run in the playoffs. A great management, coach, and cohesive team, with both new and old players can get the job done, if the team can get their groove in place. Best of luck Tiburones!


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Jennifer L. Jacobson JACOBSON COMMUNICATION With an estimated 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States alone, nonprofits help with everything from ending local hunger, advocating literacy, and even saving dogs from inhumane conditions in dog mills. Yet for all their diversity, nonprofits share many of the same needs. Here are eight useful tech tools that nonprofits can use to stay organized, funded, and in the public eye. 1. NonProfitEasy - Database ManagementWebsite:: http:// www.nonprofiteasy.com NonProfitEasy is an all-inone data management software solution that helps small to mid-sized nonprofits manage their operational logistics. From CRM and database management, to events, donor engagement, and even fundraising, NonProfitEasy offers a one-stop, affordable, integrated software solution to help nonprofits focus on their passion— not their paperwork.

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- Fully integrated core modules - Specialized add-on modules - Custom reporting - Use only the features you need, when you need them - Comprehensive technical and online support -Training webinars - Optional and affordable phone support 2. Google for Nonprofits - Donation Payment, Docs, Website Building, and Monitoring Website: http://www.google. com/nonprofits/onlinebasics/

Features Include:

• Donation Payment - Google Wallet streamlines the online donation process by allowing donors to use a single login and enjoy enhanced security for their personal data. • Shared Online Docs - Shared online documents, like Google Spreadsheets, can help everyone contribute effectively to a grant proposal or budget report. Google Forms let you easily get data from team members, volunteers and clients.

a close eye on your website traffic. You can get a clear picture of your website’s effectiveness through charts and reports which you can easily share with the rest of your team. AdWords - Get Your Business Online gives you hundreds of fresh website templates to choose from. Google Sites can also help you establish your web presence quickly and effectively. Google Adwords can help you improve the likelihood that someone finds your organization online, because your ads are eligible to show up next to Google search results. • Video & Map Sharing - Set up a channel on YouTube to show your nonprofit in action. Using Google Earth, you can map your nonprofit’s efforts across the globe, helping people understand how and where your organization works. 3. PayPal Giving Fund (formerly MissionFish) - Nonprofit fundraisingWebsite: https:// www.paypalgivingfund.org/ index.html

Includes:

• Website Building & Tracking - Use Google Analytics to keep

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la eficiencia de combustible superior a cualquier cosa que se ha hecho hasta ahora.

trazado para permitir que el piloto viva allí durante una semana, explicó Piccard.

“Fueron 12 años de cálculos, de simulaciones, de construcción y de pruebas, también de sueños, para hacer realidad este avión, el más revolucionario de hoy”, afirmó Piccard, iniciador y presidente del proyecto Solar Impulse.

Los pilotos podrán acostarse y hacer sus necesidades fisiológicas en un asiento de inodoro convertible, y además de ofrecer mayor comodidad, el Si2 tienen características para mejorar el ahorro de energía.

Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), el segundo prototipo de avión solar, fue presentado hoy en Suiza, con miras a dar la vuelta al mundo a partir de marzo del 2015, gracias a su autonomía que le permitirá volar hasta cinco días con sus noches inninterrumpidos. Ante una audiencia de 500 personas y cientos de periodistas, los pilotos suizos Bertrand Piccard y André Borschberg presentaron el Si2 en la base aérea militar de Payerne, cinco años y ocho récords mundiales después de revelar el primer prototipo. El nuevo vehículo aéreo es más grande que su predecesor, mide 72 metros de largo y pesa sólo 2 mil 300 toneladas, lo que le permite tener el rendimiento aerodinámico y

El Si2 está equipado con tecnologías diversas e innovadoras para ahorrar peso, por ejemplo el ala fue completamente construida con fibra de carbono, y viajar más rápido, a un máximo de 90 kilómetros por hora (km/h), contra los 65 km/h del Solar Impulse I. El diseño de este avión también cambió, ahora cuenta con una cabina más grande de 3.8 metros cúbicos, en cuyo interior cada detalle fue

El avión será capaz de recoger y almacenar la energía suficiente aún volando a través de las nubes, gracias a sus 17 mil 248 células solares, que alimentarán de energía a las cuatro hélices de la aeronave. También recolectará y almacenará energía adicional en sus baterías de polímero de litio, refirió Borschberg y afirmó que los vuelos de prueba comenzarán el próximo mes sobre Suiza. El vuelo alrededor del mundo está programado para co-

organization that provides businesses with a safe and easy way for their customers to support their favorite causes. The PayPal Giving Fund gives nonprofits access to innovative fundraising opportunities that provide new sources of support for their work. PayPal Giving Fund makes giving safe, easy, and reliable by: • Ensuring that 100% of every donation reaches the donor’s chosen nonprofit. • Certifying that nonprofit participants are tax-deductible and meet international standards restricting hate, violence and intolerance. • Managing the tax benefits of giving. 4. Basecamp - Internal Task Management SystemWebsite: https://basecamp.com

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Basecamp works on multiple platforms, including Safari (Mac, iPhone/iPad), Chrome (Mac, PC, iPhone/iPad, Android), Firefox (Mac, PC), and IE 9+ (PC, Surface). Basecamp also integrates effortlessly with email. Official apps are available for the iPhone in the App Store and Android on Google Play.

Pages from one secure, webbased dashboard. Advanced functionality includes tools for audience engagement, team collaboration, account security and comprehensive analytics for end-to-end measurement and reporting. 7. Scribd - PDF Sharing Tool Website: http://www.scribd. com/

5. WeVideo - Cloud-based video editor (web and mobile) Website: http://www.wevideo. com/

Scribd is an easy-to-use PDF sharing tool. Just upload your high-quality PDFs to Scribd and share them with the world. From one-pagers to full eBooks, Scribd helps you share it all.

WeVideo is a cloud-based, social, video-editing platform that helps everyone from beginners to experts make great- looking videos complete with custom themes, pre-made titles, and a library of professional music and stock-video.

Primarily through word-ofmouth alone, Basecamp has become the world’s #1 project management tool, helping teams stay organized and ontask. It’s easy-to-use and reliable, with a 15 year history. As a company, Basecamp is profitable, debt-free, and privately owned so they answer to their customers and no one else.

6. Hootsuite - Social publishing/monitoring platform Website: http://hootsuite.com/

menzar en marzo de 2015, y los pilotos se turnarán para conducir cinco días, turnos sin parar, comenzando en un país aún sin definir del Golfo Pérsico, a fin de aprovechar el fuerte sol en esa región.

de Estados Unidos, atravesar ese país, pasar el Atlántico y regresar al punto de partida, ya sea por el sur de Europa o por el norte de África.

El plan es volar sobre el Mar Arábigo para Asia, cruzar el continente hacia el Océano Pacífico, llegar a la costa oeste

HootSuite is a social media relationship management platform for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute campaigns across social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+

“Con ocho récords mundiales, el Solar Impulse 1, el primer avión solar capaz de volar por la noche, conectar dos continentes y atravesar Estados Unidos, hemos demos-

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trado que las tecnologías limpias y las energías renovables permiten lograr lo imposible”, sostuvo Piccard. “Esto ahora va aún más lejos. El Solar Impulse 2 tiene una autonomía casi perpetua, por esto es que la vuelta alrededor del mundo va a ser una aventura humana y tecnológica”, añadió Borschberg.

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