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Falcon Naming Contest UnderwayHelp name the baby peregrine falcons living on San Jose City Hall! Clara and Fernando El Cohete’s eggs have hatched, and San Jose’s young falcon fans have an opportunity to help name the new chicks. The naming contest is open to children 5-18 who live or attend school in San Jose. Artwork, essay, video, or song required for each entry. Enter online <http://www.sanjoseca.gov/falconnamingcontest> by midnight on April 25, 2014. San Jose City Council Approves Lease Agreement for Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office San Jose, the Capital of Silicon Valley and the nation’s leader in annual patents filings, has taken the next significant step towards bringing the permanent location of the Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to City Hall. Today, the San Jose City Council unanimously approved terms and conditions for the federal government to lease 35,194 square feet of space in the City Hall Wing. The USPTO aims to staff the permanent office with 80 patent examiners, 20 administrative judges, and management, administrative and IT staff, totaling approximately 110 positions. Supervisors OK Cortese’s Proposal to Help Out San Jose Police Department The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted today to support Supervisor Dave Cortese’s proposal to offer temporary law enforcement services from the Sheriff’s Department to San Jose while the City works to fill a large number of vacancies in the police department. Cortese proposed the action because San Jose is facing a critical need to increase the number of officers in its police force, which has dropped from 1,400 officers to about 900 active duty officers in six years. San Jose has also been unable to fill its police academies with enough qualified applicants.   La CPSC aprueba nueva norma federal de seguridad para mochilas portabebés blandas para bebés y niños pequeñosPara prevenir muertes y lesiones a bebés y niños, la U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Comisión para la Seguridad de los Productos del Consumidor de EE.UU., CPSC) ha aprobado una nueva norma federal obligatoria para mejorar la seguridad de las mochilas portabebés blandas para llevar bebés y niños pequeños.. Las mochilas portabebés blandas se hacen normalmente con una estructura de tela cosida y están diseñadas para sostener en posición vertical a bebés nacidos a término desde 7 libras hasta niños pequeños de hasta 45 libras. Las mochilas portabebés permiten llevar al niño muy cerca de la persona que se ocupa de su cuidado, en el frente, la espalda o la cadera. Los cargadores de tela y las mochilas portabebés con marco quedan excluidas de esta norma, y están cubiertas por normas voluntarias separadas.

34th Annual Eggstravaganza April 19th 9:00am 1 West Campbell Ave. Campbell, CA For ages 1-12 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 Earth Day San Jose April 22nd 10:30am-9:00pm

San Jose State University 1 Washington Sq San Jose, CA 95112 Farnham Pirate Parade Kids Carnival and Moveable Feast April 25th 2:00pm-7:00pm 15711 Woodard Road Cambrian Park San Jose, CA 95124

408.998.2783 Downtown Willow Glen Spring Wine Walk April 26th 2:00pm-6:00pm Downtown Willow Glen San Jose, CA 95126 http://www.willowglen.org/ Wine-Walks Tickets: $36

Final Friday Art Party April 25th 6:00pm-8:30pm Montalvo Arts Center 15400 Montavlo Rd. Saratoga, CA 95071

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

Latino Art Now! Art Auction and Exhibition Exhibition now though April 26th/Auction April 26th MACLA501 S. 1st St. San Jose, CA

Reading Adventures at Happy Hollow Park May 17th 10:00am-4:00pm Happy Hollow Park and Zoo Event featuring Kristi Yamaguchi and Disney Jr’s Choo Choo Soul

Silicon Valley’s Hire Event April 23th 12:00pm4:00pm Double Tree by Hilton Hotel San Jose 2050 Gateway Pl San Jose, CA 95110 http://www.hirevents. com/2014-calendar/ silicon-valley-san-jose-caapril-23-2014 Free Dental and Vision Screening for Children April 26th 10:00am12:00pm Mayfair Community Center 2039 Kammerer Avenue San Jose, CA 95116

San Jose Project Day 2014 April 26th 9:00am Goss Community Center 800 Peter Pan Ave. San Jose, CA 95116 Spring Meditation Series: Meditation & Sleep April 26th 3:30pm-5:00pm Art of Living Center 2368 Walsh Ave. Santa Clara, CA 95051 Dancin’ Downtown Festival April 27th 10:00am Santana Row 3055 Olin Ave. San Jose, CA 95128

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moda siendo cortés, amable, y todos esos otros sinónimos para sentirse bien.

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The level of community safety and security in San Jose is the lowest in many years. The current situation is a direct outcome of the current recession and an awareness of unfunded pension obligations. Recall those past budgets which resulted in service and staffing cutbacks. In addition, Mayor Chuck Reed became the champion of resolving San Jose’s unfunded pension obligations which impacted both police and firefighter staffing levels.   At the March La Raza Roundtable meeting, Captain Pat Tapia, SJFD, informed the audience present that San Jose had 0.56 Firefighters per 10,000 residents when similar sized cities elsewhere in the nation had 2.58. The outcome of being so short staffed was longer response times which had increased to more than 8 minutes for both fires and medical incidents. The San Francisco Fire Department has a response standard of 6 minutes. The SJFD staffing must be increased to permit the response time to become six minutes or less. Closed Fire Stations must be staffed and re-opened. In addition, the 911 emergency staff no longer has needed bilingual staff, especially in Spanish and Vietnamese languages. Communication with understanding is essential for short response times.   Captain Tapia asked those present to inform their elected representatives and ask for responsible reaction. A similar performance level is being delivered by the San Jose Police Department. In good economic times, its staffing level was 1,400 officers. To-

day, as an outcome of budget cutbacks, its current staffing level is 900 officers. This during a time when state prisons are transferring inmates back to the local county jails. Since this ‘realignment’ began, the local crime rate (car thefts, burglaries, assalts, etc.) has increased.   Supervisor Cortese’s Proposal to assist San Jose Police Department was approved by the Board of Supervisors (5-0 vote). An effort will be made to develop an agreement between the County Sheriff and San Jose to have Sheriff Deputies do neighborhood patrols. Many unincorporated community pockets already are the responsibility of the Office of the Sheriff. One concern of the Board of Supervisors was to negotiate an agreement which did not subsidize the City for the cost of providing the protective services needed to increase the level of community safety and security desired to make San Jose the safest city in this nation.   This transition agreement is needed while the City works to fill a large number of vacancies in their police department.   An analysis by the Sheriff’s Office of how this agreeent could work will be considered by the Board of Supervisors at its April 29, 2014 meeting. This analysis will include:     A)  The number of sheriff’s officers that could be made available to the City of San Jose while still maintaining protective services to Cupertino, Saratoga and Los Altos Hills, as well as to Valley Transportation Authority, County Parks, Superior Court and Stanford University. 

D) Other resources from the Sheriff’s Office that might be needed to provide temporary help, such as vehicles, fuel, weapons and other equipment or perhaps help with investigations and  evidence storage.

B) An estimate of costs to the County that could result from this transition agreement. C) The schedules of upcoming Sheriff’s Academies and the number of students enrolled.

  Publisher’s Note: Both the City and County may have to prepare a ballot measure to provide for the revenues needed and designated solely for public safety and security.

E) A timeline of when Sheriff’s officers could be available under a temporary agreement.   Cortese proposed the action because San Jose is facing a critical need to increase the number of officers in its police force, which has dropped from 1,400 officers to about 900 active duty officers in six years. San Jose has also been unable to fill its police academies with enough qualified applicants.   A smaller San Jose police force has increased emergency response times from 11 minutes to 20 minutes for the most urgent calls, and has been forced to eliminate some units, such as the burglary unit.   “I believe our Sheriff’s officers could increase neighborhood patrols to help prevent home burglaries and assist in catching and locking up neighborhood criminals,” Cortese said. 

Because San Jose makes up 60 percent of the County’s population, crimes that take place in San Jose threaten the safety of residents in unincorporated County pockets as well as residents in the cities adjacent to San Jose.  

For input and/or more information, contact the Office of Supervisor Dave Cortese at 408299-5030; Email: Lara. McCabe@bos.sccgov. org.

Cinthia Rodríguez EL OBSERVADOR Me di cuenta de que quiero hablar de varias cosas, pero no puedo desarrollar una columna a mis estándares. Como la Pascua se acerca, me gustaría hablar de un dicho que no me cae tan bien: ‘hacer lo cristiano’, lo que significa que se espera que se haga lo correcto. Me parece un poco ridículo tener ese tipo de referencias. La gente puede ser buena en varias formas diferentes sin tener que referir ese dicho. De hecho, decidí participar en la Cuaresma de este año y ya casi termino. Me siento tan bien conmigo misma. Tuve que explicarle a mis amigos lo que estaba haciendo y la mayoría de ellos expresaron un rostro inquisitivo seguido de una sonrisa. De todos modos, para mí, ‘hacer lo cristiano’ se puede interpretar de diversas maneras. He aprendido que la caballerosidad no ha muerto y me hace muy feliz poder decirlo y creer en ello. La gente tiene que sentirse có-

Si se ponen a pensar en lo bueno que sería si las personas fueran en realidad más amable con los demás, todo el mundo sería más alegre. No quiero que esto se convierta en alguna columna súper cursi, pero he estado de muy buen humor últimamente y creo que tiene que ver con estar rodeada de gente increíble. Todos necesitamos eso. Conocí a una chica, y de acuerdo a ella, es de la vieja escuela. Fui sorprendida por su comportamiento que en realidad dice mucho acerca de nuestra sociedad. Nos hemos olvidado que antes la gente se enorgullecía de ser un ser humano respetable. No estoy diciendo que no existen porque es evidente que sí, estoy diciendo que necesitamos que la gente se comporte así de nuevo. Estamos tan atrapados en el hecho de mantener las fac-

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turas pagadas, lo que puede significar tener varios trabajos, pero esto no significa que no podamos comportarnos y actuar con cortesía los unos a los otros. Es realmente genial tener pequeñas conversaciones con la persona en la línea de la tienda del supermercado. Siento que aunque algunas personas son amables y se muestran agradables, pero puedo notar que todavía estamos desconectados. Nadie se toma el tiempo para averiguar quién está sentado al lado en el autobús o la persona que vez al menos una vez a la semana en tu restaurante favorito. No estoy diciendo que vaya a hablar con gente extraña, pero tenga pequeñas charlas con gente que no conozco. Estoy segura de que con ello va mejorar el día de esa persona. Soy optimista y creo que esto tendrá un efecto dominó. Todos hablando un poco más, podemos llegar a conocernos unos a otros y de esa manera tratarnos mejor, con amabilidad y cortesía.


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SACRAMENTO Los investigadores del Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de California (DMV) se movilizaron por todo el estado el sábado, 12 de abril para multar a revendedores clandestinos, los cuales se aprovechan de compradores en desventaja posando como vendedores privados con el intento de revender clandestinamente vehículos usados, reparados per que no son seguros. Los oficiales encubiertos emitieron 93 multas, 68 advertencias y 109 vehículos fueron incautados.   Concesionarios de automóviles sin licencia, llamados “curbstoners” suelen comprar vehículos “baratos” de dueños particulares y de locales de venta de vehículos de pérdida total recuperados (salvage yards) y por lo general hacen poco, si es que lo hacen, reacondicionamiento mecánico o de seguridad. Los revendedores clandestinos de

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vehículo o automóviles reparados (curbstoners) pueden enfrentar varios miles de dólares en multas por cada vehículo confiscado.         Términos, Datos y Consejos: ·         “Curbstoning” es la venta clandestina repetida de autos usados con fines de lucro. • “Curbstoners” son individuos que regularmente y activamente compran y venden vehículos sin autorización, sin licencia, permisos apropiados o un lugar legalmente establecido para hacer negocio y que, muchas veces, representan a sí mismos como vendedores particulares con el fin de atraer a los compradores.            Nuisance (molestia): Los revendedores de autos clandestinos a menudo convierten áreas de alto tráfico en lotes o estacionamientos instantáneos, poniendo carros en gasolineras, supermercados, tiendas pequeñas, en propiedad privada, o hasta en el lado de la carretera. Les quitan a

los clientes lugares para estacionarse y causan molestias y resulta en poca clientela de los negocios.   Fraude: Los consumidores pueden convertirse fácilmente en victimas de fraude que involucran asuntos como alteración de odómetro, daños escondidos en la carrocería o vehículos de pérdida total recuperados (salvage), dispositivo de seguridad defectuosa, embargo por trabajos mecánicos y otros problemas que no pueden ser honestamente divulgados cuando se hace la venta.   Criminal: El crimen más común cometido por los revendedores clandestinos de autos reparados (curbstoners) es el de evasión de impuestos. Cuando un comprador desprevenido compra un carro, el revendedor clandestino de autos reparados (curbstoner) dejará el título en blanco o “abierto”. Sin el nombre de este último en el documento

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.

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se puede ganar dinero generalmente en efectivo y evitar pagar el impuesto de venta estatal, el impuesto de ingreso federal y cualquier otra declaración que sea exigida legalmente.   ¡PROTÉJASE! • Sospeche de carros y vehículos que estén súbitamente estacionados en áreas no designadas. • Monitoree lugares de anuncios gratis tales como Craigslist, donde aparece el

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mismo número de teléfono como contacto en diversos anuncios de personas particulares. • Compare la información de contacto en los anuncios de “Se vende” (For Sale) para ver si es la misma persona. • Verifique que el nombre en título concuerde con el nombre del vendedor. • Aléjese de vendedores que sólo acepten dinero en efectivo y que no acepten cheques o giros postales. • El revendedor clandestino

de autos reparados (curbstoner) no le permitirá que el vehículo sea inspeccionado independientemente ni le proporcionará expedientes de mantenimiento que concuerden con el carro. El revendedor clandestino de autos reparados (curbstoner) no le permitirá que usted solicite un reporte de CarFax porque mostrará si el vehículo fue vendido en una subasta.              

“Fight for $15 Billion” Launched Outside Apple Store on Tax Day With Mock “Mail-in Rebate” Spoof San Francisco CALIFORNIA As millions of Americans pay their taxes, Bay Area security officers and community supporters called on Apple Inc. to pay taxes on some of an estimated $102 billion the company is holding overseas. Activists gathered outside the Apple store and encouraged customers to participate in a $15 billion “mail-in rebate” spoof to highlight how the company’s unpaid tax revenues could build a stronger Bay Area community.     “The Bay Area is our home,” says security officer Mike Mally, a member of Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West (SEIU-USWW). “It’s Apple’s home too. At the end of the day we all live together. We all have a responsibility to keep the place up.”   Over the years American and Bay Area taxpayers have built a world-class infrastructure that Apple relies on every day to generate profits. It includes not only highways, bridges, and public transit but also schools, universities, satellite systems,

courts, banks, stock markets, telecommunications, patent protection, and scientific, computer, and internet research. Thanks to these public resources, between 2000 and 2012, Apple profits have risen by a whopping 5,209 percent to more than $41 billion a year.   Meanwhile, between 2000 and 2012, median worker income in Silicon Valley has fallen by 12 percent. The middle class is shrinking. The public resources our communities depend on—police and fire protection, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps, unemployment insurance, disease control, and public housing—have all been depleted.   “The truth is that when it comes to public infrastructure, tech companies are more than just our neighbors,” says Gordon Mar from Jobs with Justice. “For better or for worse, tech companies are our roommates. And we all want people to have good jobs and schools and be healthy and safe. We want the system to run smoothly. We’re all living under one Bay Area roof.”

 Recently fast food workers across the country have made headlines through their call for “$15 and a union.” As the “Fight for $15” has ramped up, more than 5,000 Silicon Valley security officers have also been coming together to form a union. Bay Area security officers have repeatedly called on Apple to use a responsible security contractor that will support good, full-time jobs and allows its workers the freedom to form a union in order to win a contract that will allow families to thrive and succeed.   At the national level several organizations have called on Apple and other profitable corporations to repatriate earnings held overseas and contribute to America’s upkeep. But Washington has failed to act. Bay Area security officers and community supporters are calling on Apple to pay taxes on $15 billion, a small portion—the Bay area’s portion—of Apple’s $102 billion overseas cash. Bringing $15 billion home would result in $5 billion in tax revenue to bolster our sagging public infrastructure.


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sumption — without sacrificing comfort.

Saving money on your energy and water bills while making your home more comfortable just got easier for residents in San José and throughout Santa Clara County. Through public libraries, Silicon Valley Energy Watch is providing DoIt-Yourself (DIY) Home Energy Saving Toolkits stocked with supplies and measuring devices. Just like a book, the toolkits can be checked out. Users may install the supplies and then return the toolkit and devices.

Anyone with a valid library card can borrow a toolkit for up to two weeks from the San José Public Library (all branches) and Sunnyvale Public Library, and for up to three weeks from the Santa Clara County Library District community libraries in Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, and Saratoga.

“Santa Clara County Library District is delighted to partner with Silicon Valley Energy Watch to provide the DIY Toolkits as a no-cost service that creates a positive impact on our community,” said County Librarian Nancy Howe. “The library actually has many free resources that help people save money and lead greener lives.”  The toolkits include an illustrated user guide that provides step-by-step instructions on how to measure the energy use and water flow rates of appliances and equipment. It also includes instructions on how to install equipment that reduces energy and water con-

Santa Clara County CALIFORNIA The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted the Santa Clara Valley Wine Trail Route, and approved the directional wayfinding signage program that clears the way for the installation of directional signs to wineries in unincor-

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“It’s always satisfying to take steps that both save money and conserve resources,” said Kerrie Romanow, director of San José’s Environmental Services Department, which administers the Silicon Valley Energy Watch program. “Since about a third of our state’s energy use happens in homes, conserving energy and water means we each can help reduce greenhouse gases, extend water resources, improve our air quality and lower our dependence on greenhouse gasemitting fuels.”   Originally piloted at the Cupertino Library, the new DIY Toolkits are made available to the public with the support of the San José Public Library system, the Santa Clara County Library District and the City

porated Santa Clara County. Combined with the signage in the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, visitors, tourists and motorists will soon have a clearer sense of where to go in the more rural areas of the South Valley region of the wine trail. Signage installation in unincorporated Santa Clara County will be completed this summer.

of Sunnyvale Public Library. Toolkit users get to keep four compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), three faucet aerators, a low-flow showerhead, outlet gaskets, weather stripping and water leak detection tablets. Devices that enable the measurement of energy and water use are to be returned to the library in the toolkit box, and include:   •A Kill-A-Watt Meter for measuring the energy use of appliances and equipment. •A thermal detector that checks for heat loss through windows, vents and doors. •A special thermometer that helps set refrigerators and freezers to appropriate temperatures. •A water flow rate bag that measures the true rate of flow from faucets and showerheads. To find a nearby Santa Clara County District Library location, visit www.sccl.org. Residents of San José can locate their nearest library at www. sjpl.org. Information for the Sunnyvale public library can be found at www.sunnyvalelibrary.org.

  “By sitting down with the wine community and our Roads Department, we were able to overcome past obstacles and create a directional signs program that is both aesthetically pleasing and promotes the viticulture industry,” said Supervisor Mike Wasserman, President of the Board of Supervisors. “The soon to be installed signs,

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will enable both locals and visitors from all areas to easily find our award winning wineries -- a real win win for our County.”   This has been a cooperative effort among the County of Santa Clara, the cities of Morgan Hill and Gilroy, the Association of Wineries of the Santa Clara Valley, and the local business community. The wine trail idea was first discussed among community members, then brought to the economic summits held at the County.   “When we held a three-part economic summit in 2012, we examined job growth potential, trends and challenges, and how the County government could help improve economic activity. We encouraged the community to bring ideas to the discussion,” said Supervisor Dave Cortese, who brought the summit concept to the Board. “Signage for wineries was proposed at the summit, and

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I’m pleased to make this idea a reality.”   With the Board’s action today, the coordinated effort will move forward. The Santa Clara County Roads and Airports Department will install signage on identified roadways in unincorporated areas, including signage leading into the city of Gilroy. At the same time, the City of Gilroy plans to install Wine Trail signage at additional locations along the route within the incorporated areas of Gilroy. The City of Morgan Hill will install and maintain signs for the Wine Trail located in Morgan Hill. The Association of Wineries of Santa Clara Valley has agreed to support the replacement and addition of wine trail signs when needed. Also, in order to promote safety, “Don’t Drink and Drive” signs will be placed at key locations along the route. Once complete, the wine trail signage will guide motor-

ists in a circle through South Santa Clara County, along Watsonville Road, Hecker Pass Highway and the east sides of Gilroy, San Martin and Gilroy using New and Foothill avenues. The wine trail signs will provide roadway direction in more rural areas where GPS may not be as reliable. There are more than 20 Santa Clara Valley wineries located along this route, with other more remote wineries off the main trail.   With the signage installation for the South Valley portion of the regional wine trail approved, the County is now looking at agri-tourism in the northern area of the county, and contacting the Town of Los Gatos, cities of Cupertino and Saratoga, and the Santa Cruz Mountains Wine Growers Association to discuss wayfinding signage for the northern region of the wine trail.  


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Veronica T. Avendaño EL OBSERVADOR Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 to approve funding through Measure A’s $9.6 million reserve fund for 17 community based groups and organizations, this past Tuesday, April 15, at the Board of Supervisors weekly meeting. In 2012, county voters approved a one-eighth cent increase in sales tax for the next 10 years, which would raise money to fund county programs. Officials said the measure is estimated to raise $498.6 million over the decade. The county received 92 proposals totaling $45.3 million in funds requested. “As you can imagine, when you look at the diversity of the proposals, this was a very challenging task for us to really attempt to create a ranked list,” said Chief Operating Officer Gary Graves at Tuesday’s meeting. “The goal was really to identify proposals that really would demonstrate a significant impact on residents throughout the county. We definitely prioritized direct services.” Graves said the staff

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balanced factors such as age benefactors, geographic location, and types of services provided. After receiving written proposals, and listening to a brief verbal proposal, earlier in the month, staff created a ranked listing of the 92 proposals, giving funding to only the top 17 listed. Graves said, in a county media advisory ,the committee was looking for four main factors in each proposal- 1) Projects that would have a significant impact on residents throughout Santa Clara County; 2) Priority given to direct services over capital projects; 3) a balance of projects that addressed the children, seniors, the homeless and those re-entering the community from institutions in the areas of public safety, health, social services and housing; and 4) whether programs and services had been previously funded by Measure A resources. After more than 40 public comments from the community, most asking for reconsidering in staff rankings, Supervisor Cindy Chavez motioned to accept recommendation from the staff.

“The reason why I’m not recommending any changes is that to unwind this now at the board level I think would be very challenging,” said Chavez. “It isn’t to say that  we wouldn’t look in the future at some of the opportunities to fund different proposals. But I don’t think that today, and through this money is the right way, which is why I support the staff recommendation.” The board voted unanimously 4-0 to uphold the staff recommendation, with Supervisor Dave Cortese abstaining from voting. Cortese was unable to vote on the item due to a conflict of interest, as his wife previously worked for one of the organizations who submitted a proposal for funding. “Although that ended last year in 2013, it’s still within the 12 month window that requires me, under state law, to recluse myself to avoid financial conflict of interest,” said Cortese. The county projects it will receive $45 million from Measure A sales tax revenue in 2014. A portion of that revenue will be allocated to maintain the current level of county services.

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Cómo controlar los gastos de la fiesta de graduación Jason Alderman PRACTICAL MONEY Si tiene hijos adolescentes sabe lo costosa que puede ser la escuela secundaria. Además de la comida, la ropa y los útiles escolares, una horda de actividades extracurriculares compiten por quedarse con una parte de su billetera –aun intentando ahorrar para la universidad y para su propio retiro. Uno de los gastos más grandes que tendrá es la fiesta de graduación. Lejos quedaron los días en que los hijos se ponían el traje del papá y el gimnasio de la escuela se decoraba con adornos de papel. Hoy, las fiestas de graduación se parecen más a un estreno de Hollywood, con limusinas, ropa de diseño y ostentosas fiestas después de la fiesta de graduación. Y lo digo en serio. Según una encuesta recientemente realizada por Visa Inc. en todo el país, una familia con un hijo que asistirá a una fiesta de graduación espera gastar este año un promedio de U$S978. Sorprendentemente, es un 14 por ciento menos del promedio arrojado por la encuesta del año pasado, que fue de $1.139 por familia.

Algunas otras estadísticas interesantes develadas por la encuesta: • En

promedio, los padres planean pagar casi el 56 por ciento del costo de la fiesta, y los hijos el 44 por ciento restante. • Los padres con menores ingresos (menos de $50.000 al año) planean gastar un promedio de $733 –una parte considerable del presupuesto familiar. Afortuna-

damente, es una suma significativamente menor a la del año pasado, que fue $1.245. • Los que ganan más de $50.000 gastarán un promedio de $1.151. Este es un detalle de los típicos gastos de las fiestas de graduación: • Los vestidos de fiesta nuevos suelen costar entre $100 y $500 o más. • Otro par de cientos de dólares en zapatos, accesorios, flores, peluquería, manicuría y maquillaje. • Un esmoquin nuevo cuesta varios cientos de dólares, sin mencionar la camisa, corbata, gemelos y zapatos. Aun alquilándolos, seguramente gastará más de $150. • Para alquilar una limusina, calcule, por lo menos, $80 la hora más propina por cuatro a seis horas. • Los tickets para la fiesta de graduación suelen costar entre $50 y $150 por persona, dependiendo del lugar, el entretenimiento, las comidas, etc. Y no olvidemos las fotos conmemorativas. • Una pareja probablemente necesitará, como mínimo, $50 para una comida previa a la fiesta. • Las fiestas post-fiesta de graduación pueden costar desde unos pocos dólares en una pista de bolos, hasta cientos de dólares en una suite de hotel grupal. Como sucede con las bodas y las vacaciones, los gastos de la fiesta de graduación pueden descontrolarse, especialmente si su hijo adolescente no está acostumbrado a ajustarse a un presupuesto. Utilícelo como experiencia de aprendizaje haciendo que su hijo se involucre y tome decisiones difíciles, ayudándole a que le dé prioridad a los gastos vitales y no a los superfluos. Para ayudarlo en el proceso de presupuestar la fiesta de graduación, el año pasado

Visa lanzó una aplicación gratuita para smartphones llamada Plan´it Prom. Simplemente ingrese los montos presupuestados para cada ítem y luego haga un seguimiento de lo que va gastando a medida que realiza las compras. La aplicación incluye también consejos para hacer presupuestos, una galería de fotos y un cronograma para el seguimiento de los plazos previos a la graduación. Plan’it Prom puede descargarse de la tienda de iTunes, la tienda de Google Play y la página www.practicalmoneyskills.com/prom.

Estas son algunas ideas para ahorrar en la fiesta de graduación: • Compre la vestimenta en

tiendas de consignación o por Internet. Al igual que con los esmóquines, hay muchas tiendas que alquilan vestidos de fiesta y accesorios por una noche. • Hágase maquillar en el departamento de cosméticos de una tienda departamental o pídale a alguna amiga talentosa que la ayude. • Comparta el costo de la limusina con otras parejas, o vaya con su auto. • Júntese con otros padres para ofrecer una cena previa o una fiesta post-fiesta de graduación. • Tome las fotos previas usted mismo y que su hijo use su celular o una cámara digital para tomar fotos espontáneas en los diferentes eventos. En resumen: Asegúrese de que su hijo tenga una experiencia escolar memorable, pero no a costa de su presupuesto familiar.


EDUCATION

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tido y que lo disfruten “Yo lo que hice fue ponerles películas en español, cantar y bailar al ritmo de la música latina”, asegura Roxana. También sugiere dejarlos usar aplicaciones en español en las tabletas. “Mientras juegan aprenden a ver el español como parte de su vida”. Cocinar con ellos, es otra actividad con la que puedes enriquecer su vocabulario.

2014 design-challenge competition rewards young innovators; theme for next year’s challenge revealed

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San Jose CALIFORNIA Earning top marks looked like a breeze for The Aqua Ducks who took first place for “Best Overall Solution” at the 27th Annual The Tech Challenge presented by Cisco. This year, over the course of two days at The Tech Museum of Innovation, an estimated 1,600 participants competed in the fierce design-challenge program filled with moments of gasps, laughs, and resounding cheers.   “When going through the design process, we needed to break it down step-by-step,” said Kevin, 13, of The Aqua Ducks from St. John Vianney Catholic School. Teammate John, 13, added, “The biggest challenge we faced were issues with our device and time constraints, but in the end we were able to pull through.”   The all-girls team, Jr. Imagineers, also from St. John Vianney Catholic School took home second place and shared how crucial trialand-error was to their learning process, “Mistakes were helpful and crucial for us,” said Jayel, 12. The Tech Challenge, a signature program of The Tech, provides months

of team learning in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and reinforces 21st-century skills of creativity, problem solving, design, teamwork, leadership, presentation, risk-taking, perseverance, and learning from failure.   Next year’s The Tech Challenge 2015 – Seismic Engineering in Action! – was unveiled in which students will undertake the task of carefully building a structure to withstand an earthquake.   “The creativity at The Tech Challenge is stunning. Just when you think you’ve seen all the solutions to a problem, you’re presented with another way to solve it,” Museum President Tim Ritchie told the crowd of students Sunday. “If our participants can take from this program an awareness that they have the power to solve problems and that there is always a better way, we have succeeded.”   Each year, the annual team design-challenge presents participants with a handson project geared to solving a real-world problem. This year’s challenge saw students harness the power of wind to move water in three minutes or less to the people who need it most. Ingenious

devices ranged from cardboard and water bottles to PVC pipe and wood. In addition to showing off their inventions, participants also presented their journals to a panel of judges, which for the first time, included some Silicon Valley CEOs.   Students’ drive and ingenuity are recognized with numerous awards including “Best Costume,” “Best Engineering Journal,” “Most Sustainable,” and Judges Choice Awards such as “Best Use of Cardboard and Duct Tape.” Each participant also received a medal, T-shirt, water bottle, and team photo. 
For 27 years, The Tech Challenge has inspired creativity and equipped students with hands-on experiences in engineering design and realworld problem solving.   As the largest team-design competition in the Bay Area, thousands of students have put their imaginations to the test. Previous challenges have seen young innovators build devices to explore Mars craters, fight wildfires, rescue earthquake victims, collect samples in the rainforest, and deploy instruments to an asteroid.

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En muchas de nuestras casas los pequeños pasan del “yes” al “sí”, sin darse cuenta. Con un poquito de paciencia y constancia, los podemos ayudar a crecer bilingües y que tengan mejores oportunidades. Conversamos con Roxana Soto, madre peruana, cofundadora de SpanglishBaby.

com y co-autora de Bilingual is Better. Ella nos da sus consejos.

Júntate con otras mamás y crea grupos de juego “Con los grupos de juego o playgroups tus hijos van a estar expuestos al español junto con otros niños bilingües”, comenta Roxana. También recomienda organizar paseos, ver obras de teatro en español, y festivales en donde se celebre la cultura latina. “Lograr que tus hijos hablen dos idiomas es un regalo que te agradecerán de por vida”.

Alimenta su amor por el idioma mientras crecen La mejor manera de hacer que se enamoren del español y de las tradiciones latinas, según la autora, es dándoles el ejemplo. “Háblales en español todo el tiempo para que vean cuán importante es para ti, y cuánto lo valoras”, explica.Haz que aprenderlo sea algo diver-

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AMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION It’s inevitable. Change happens. Often it’s something minor, but it can also be a major change that leaves you feeling frightened, stressed and unsure of what’s coming next. But change doesn’t have to be upsetting or a negative situation. It’s your choice whether you want to see a transition as an opportunity for growth and improvement, or whether you want to desperately hang on to the status quo and stay in your comfort zone. There are things you can do to emphasize the good in change: - Decide on a positive attitude - When you look at a transition as an opportunity to grow and add to your world, you can approach change as something to enjoy and look forward to. Make this your mantra: “Happiness is a decision.” - Use your support network - If a change has you feeling sad, confused or overwhelmed, look for support from others. It may be family or friends who are willing to listen in a nonjudgmental way. Or you may be more comfortable speaking with a member of the clergy or a therapist. It may surprise you to receive help and support from unexpected places. - List the stable things in your life - When things are changing it’s easy to feel totally off balance, but the reality in most cases is that there are many things in your life, from friends and family who love you to familiar daily routines that will still be there for you. Simply listing them can remind you of the stability still in your life. - Give yourself time - Life changes can happen in an instant, but orienting yourself to what has ended and what is coming can take time. Losing a job... experiencing the death of someone close... being widowed or divorced... they’re all changes in which you need to allow yourself time to adjust to your new life situation.

Gabriella Rustia SPECIAL TO EL OBSERVADOR If you didn’t complete an application for health insurance on Covered California in time for the March 31st deadline, don’t worry! There are a lot more opportunities to get the health insurance you want and may need throughout the year.

- Explore the opportunities in the transition - It’s often said that for every door that closes, another door opens. When a change happens, take the time to explore what new chances and options it may be bringing. Think in different directions and about the new things that might be possible.

First, if you began an online application at www.coveredca.gov, but did not complete it, then you have until April 15th to select and enroll in a plan without facing a penalty. Join the late wave of over 252,000 Latino enrollees just in this last month of open enrollment.

For most of us, change is never easy but it often provides opportunities that might otherwise have been missed. Approach change as a positive experience and you just may find it is.

The website remains active year round for applications beyond open enrollment,

most notably for Medi-Cal and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) which are year round. There are an estimated 43,000 residents of Santa Clara County who are eligible for Medi-Cal. You could be one of them! The eligibility requirements were expanded to include more of the population beginning January 1st, so even if you applied before and were denied you could qualify now. Medi-Cal is open to all residents of California, regardless of citizen or immigration status. Any information used to apply for insurance is protected by federal law and cannot be used to verify immigration status. Don’t be afraid to sign up for the coverage you deserve! Under the new ObamaCare/ACA rules, children

are eligible for Medi-Cal or CHIP if their family makes up to 299% of the Federal Poverty Line (FPL). In California this means a monthly income of up to $5,870 for a family of four. Eligibility depends on the number of family members and average monthly income. Childless adults qualify for Medi-Cal up to 138% of the FPL, or $1,322 per month. If your child, yourself, or someone you know falls under these categories, but is still uninsured, they could be missing out on the opportunity for free or reduced health insurance. They are not alone! Approximately one third of the uninsured population nationwide at the end of 2013 were eligible for Medicaid/CHIP, but simply had not applied. This includes 5 million children

nationwide.Without regular access to health care, children are more susceptible to illnesses that can distract them while at school or keep them away from the classroom entirely. And, of course, the open enrollment period will recur annually every year. So if someone skips, or misses out entirely on signing up for some type of health insurance for 2014, they can re-enter the market on November 15th 2014 and avoid further tax penalties. The best part about the changes to MediCal and CHIP enrollment is they are continuous, which means that if your circumstances change (get laid off, move states, get married, get pregnant, etc) you can simply reapply.


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(FAMILY FEATURES) Para muchos, los mejores momentos incluyen reuniones inolvidables con los seres queridos. Cuando estos lazos familiares especiales se crean en la cocina, es fácil generar recuerdos para toda la vida. Cuando esté de ánimo para probar nuevas recetas, busque las que reúnan a toda la familia. Agregue dulzura y una textura crujiente a la clásica cazuela o cree un sundae exquisito con una sorpresa especial, como los bocadillos de chocolate Cracker Jack y las palomitas de maíz acarameladas. Dibujará sonrisas y nuevos recuerdos familiares mientras prepara este exquisito bocadillo preferido recubierto de caramelo. Cazuela de batatas con cobertura de streusel de tocino, malvaviscos y Cracker Jack de caramelo Batatas: 1/2 taza de leche 1/4 taza de azúcar 4 cucharadas de mantequilla, derretida 2 huevos 2 cucharaditas de extracto de vainilla 1 cucharadita de sal 5 tazas de puré de batatas cocidas (unas 6 batatas grandes o una lata de 40 onzas de batatas escurridas, más una lata de 29 onzas) 1 taza de piña fresca, en cubos Streusel: 1/2 taza de harina multipropósito 1/3 taza de azúcar 1/2 cucharadita de sal 1/4 cucharadita de canela molida 4 cucharadas de mantequilla fría, en cubos 4 tiras de tocino cocido, desmenuzado 2 tazas de palomitas de maíz acarameladas Cracker Jack Original Caramel Coated Popcorn y bocadillos de maní 1 taza de malvaviscos pequeños

Para las batatas, precaliente el horno a 375 °F. Cubra con aceite antiadherente una cazuela para horno de 3 cuartos de galón. En un tazón grande, mezcle la leche, el azúcar, la mantequilla derretida, los huevos, la vainilla y la sal. Agregue el puré de batatas y piña, y mezcle hasta integrar. Pase la mezcla de batatas a la cazuela preparada. Para el streusel, mezcle la harina, el azúcar, la sal y la canela en un tazón mediano. Corte la mantequilla con una licuadora para masa o dos cuchillos hasta que se formen grumos grandes. Agregue el tocino desmenuzado, y distribuya la mezcla de streusel sobre las batatas. Lleve al horno hasta que las batatas estén calientes y el streusel, crujiente y dorado (entre 45 y 55 minutos). Recubra las batatas con bocadillos Cracker Jack y malvaviscos. Vuelva a introducir en el horno durante unos 3 minutos hasta que los malvaviscos estén ligeramente dorados.

(FAMILY FEATURES) Weekends and brunch just seem to go together, but who says they have to come together at a restaurant? Hosting family and friends in the comfort of your home for this ultimate weekend meal can be a breeze. Brunch doesn’t need to be fancy or fussy. All you need is a couple of easy-to-prepare dishes and drinks to serve outdoors on the deck, around the dining room table or in the kitchen – it’s your call. Serve up a stylish spread Whatever your style, it’s a good bet that eggs will be part of the menu. Impress guests with a clever twist – combine two morning favorites, strata and baked eggs. The strata layer – bread, cheese and herbs – is nestled underneath two gently-baked eggs in ramekins lined with prosciutto or ham. It’s easy to assemble and the result is impressive, both in looks and flavor. Simple, flavorful additions Serving is no-fuss. Each guest gets an individual ramekin, so there’s no dishing up at the last minute. Accompaniments can be as simple as a mixed greens salad, a platter of seasonal fruits and favorite brunch cocktails. Of course, there must be plenty of great coffee, too. Enjoy these tasty stratas worry free since: pasteurized = peace of mind.

Individual Cheese & Herb Stratas Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Makes: 4 servings 8 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham 2 cups French or Italian bread pieces (1-inch pieces) 2 tablespoons melted butter 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese (see note) 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (see note) 8 eggs Salt Coarse ground black pepper Minced bell pepper (optional) Chopped fresh herbs (optional) Preheat oven to 400°F. Butter bottom and sides of four 10 to 12 ounce ramekins or spray with nonstick cooking spray Line each ramekin with 2 slices prosciutto or ham with some extending over sides. In large bowl, toss bread pieces and melted butter together. Stir in cheese and herbs. Divide mixture evenly among ramekins pressing down lightly. Break 2 eggs into each ramekin. Add salt and pepper, as desired. Sprinkle bell pepper around eggs, if desired. Place ramekins on rimmed baking sheet. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, until whites are set and yolks begin to firm, or to desired doneness. Garnish with additional herbs, if desired.

NOTES:

* Other cheeses, such as cubed mozzarella or Cheddar, may be substituted for goat cheese. * One or a combination of herbs such as basil, rosemary, thyme, chives or parsley may be used.

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COMMUNITY

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Non-profit community events San Jose

Earth Day 2014: Southside Community Center Great American Litter Pickup April 26th 8:00am-1:00pm Spring Fest: Oak Grove High School CALIFORNIA

April 19th 10:00am-2:00pm Southside Community & Senior Center - 5585 Cottle Road, San José, 95123 Ages: 2 - 12 COST: $5.00 Pre-registration; $7.00 Day of

Happy Hollow’s Senior Safari Walkabout April 24th 9:00am 1300 Senter Rd. San Jose, CA 95112

285 Blossom Hill Road, San José 95123 Santa Teresa High School 6150 Snell Avenue, San José 95123

San Jose Peace and Justice Center: Film Night

April 22nd 7:00pm Art of Carnation Revolution: 40th Anniversary of Portuguese Revolution 48 S. 7th St. San Jose, CA 95112

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As April brings about warm seasons and change, an important social issue comes to light during the 4th month of the year. April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and to show support the County of Santa Clara brought experts of the field to host a public forum on Monday the 14th at the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 70 West Hedding. The aim was to highlight what is happening in our community in regards to sexual exploitation, and the strides to combat this troubling trend. The purpose of the forum included talking about the data that revolves around commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking and the perspectives of the guest speakers, whose experiences help shape the context of commercialized sexual exploitation of children. Indications from findings by the Institute of Medicine show that the range of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking victims is 1,400 to 2.4 million nationwide. Within Santa Clara County nearly all of the victims have been girls, thus the importance of the Commission on the Status of Women’s active support and participation in the forum. Their expert testimonies,

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among many others in the field, helped those in the audience understand and begin to process this issue. This open forum allowed people with different roots and life experiences to try and aid in deciphering the causes, psychology and theories behind the victims and their victimizers. Those victimizers can include authority figures, which routinely arrest or send youth to homes for being runaways under current laws and regulations. Guadalupe Rodriguez, the chair of the Commission of the Status of Women, began the discussion by addressing that the purpose of the forum and open discussion format was to better understand “crisis intervention and long term stability for sex victims.” She added that the findings of this forum “will also lead to a greater understanding of the realities of commercial sexually exploited children in Santa Clara County.” These findings will be available to the community at large. Expert testimony included Captain John Tepoorten of the San José Police Departments Bureau of Investigation. His background includes over 28 years of duty with the SJPD, where he worked a variety of assignments including Patrol, as well as K-9, Homicide, Sexual Assault, and Gang Investigation Units. His current position within the Bu-

reau of Investigation includes working on cases involving children who have been sexually exploited. One of his poignant stories recounted a 13-year old runaway girl who was involved with prostitution, and suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder from her years working for a pimp who routinely abused her. The part of the story which was the hardest for her to tell was that this grown woman, with all the distancing from that part of her life, could not change the haunting of that life to the present day. “20 years after, it all came back”. The changes and measures that are necessary to combat and help the victims of commercialized sexual exploitation are reachable, if the community is informed and able to help in any way. This forum certainly will be used to continue methods of approach, and most importantly to help those who have already gone through the torment. If you would like to include comments or your own experiences, the final record of the forum will be closed after April 30th at 5pm. Until then you can send in your written testimonies to the county to be added to the finalized record. Contact the Santa Clara Office of Public affairs for more information at (408) 299-5151.

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Cinthia Rodriguez EL OBSERVADOR In the mid 80’s solar power grew in popularity, primarily because of the different rebate programs available to the masses. Countless companies opened shop during that time, including POCO Solar Energy Inc. Many of them closed their doors but it really helped expose people to different energy sources available other than traditional electricity. “I’m extremely happy working at a place like this because solar, I think, is truly important to offsetting our energy needs here in the states,” said Jonathan Gonzalez, POCO employee. “Granted when you look at residential, which is what we do, it’s a small part of it, but I think it’s an important part.” POCO Solar Energy Inc. founded by Paul Podesta and Greg Cordero (the PO and CO of POCO), has been around since 1984. They have installed over 12,000 solar energy systems, saving countless barrels of oil and preventing tons of pollutants from entering the atmosphere. Solar power also helps the country achieve energy independence.

San Jose’s Mayor Chuck Reed presented the city with a green vision, similar to that of the state’s, with many goals involving renewable energy and overall care for the environment. Once again, companies are making people aware of the different benefits of considering different energy sources. “We have a really high demand of energy needs, so instead of always having to turn to the traditional methods that plants use for burning coal, we can start doing more on our own,” said Gonzalez. “The more we all do our little part to utilize solar in our energy needs here at home, making our own energy, the less we have to depend on foreign sources.” POCO offers a range of solar panels including SunPower panels, who are headquartered in San Jose. A growing number of consumers are choosing American-made solar panels for their homes. Meanwhile, they are also combating high energy bills. “They’re getting the financial end of it. We tell them you’re going to save money and they are more interested,” said Gonzalez. “People get discouraged when they hear

the price, but they don’t realize that it’s like paying PG&E.” Homeowners who use more energy will benefit greatly from getting solar panels installed. Families who are used to paying more than $150 monthly on their energy bill can be using that money to pay towards their panels.

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When compared, the cost of installing a system with what homeowners will save on their bills over the next two or three decades, solar gives a return on investment. A roof with solar technology can also add value to a home and not just by being green. “I think it’s awesome for the area that we live in, we’re backed by not only the state that we live in which promotes this kind of energy, but we’re also backed by our community and City of San Sose,” said Gonzalez. “I think as people look to California to lead this movement, I think all of California also starts looking into our area for how we’re going to lead.” POCO works with spanishspeaking-only customers. They have noticed growth in the Alum Rock area of San Jose, Milpitas, and the overall popularity of solar energy in the Silicon Valley.

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On May 2–22, 2014, 17 graduating Masters Candidates will host a group show featuring their final thesis projects at the __ Art Ark Gallery,  __1035 South 6th Street, in SanJose. The opening reception will be held on May 2 from 6-9 p.m. The gallery hours for the exhibit are 12-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

KQED 9 -- Apr 29, 2014 -- 9:00 pm “Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle” provides insights and answers to one of the most bizarre, disturbing and controversial fatal shootings of the mid-20th century. Part political expose, part narrative deconstruction, part poetic meditation, the film is an independent and thorough investigation of the life and death of Ruben Salazar, a prominent Civil Rights era journalist.

The San Jose State Art department encourages their students to explore multipledisciplines and this exhibit will highlight the traditional disciplines of painting,photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and digital media arts, as well as the work of those artists who crossed disciplines.

As it sheds light on Salazar’s slaying by a Sheriff ’s deputy in 1970, it extricates him from the myths that were constructed to suit political agendas. It also offers a compelling look at an historical period that still resonates today -- an era of repressive law enforcement and of a people’s turbulent search for recognition as full-fledged Americans.

DeWitt Cheng, Bay Area curator, writer and art critic, curated this show and had this to say about the work of the 17 emerging artists: “The art world has come under fire, lately and justifiably, from disenchanted critics like Jerry Saltz of The Village Voice (and occasionally yours truly), for

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the reach of green messages. Throughout April, the City is promoting “Do Green – Go Green – Dispose Green – Share Green” activities. These include:

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On Earth Day, April 22, San José residents join people around the world by taking green actions that care for Mother Earth. This year, the City of San José is helping residents inspire each other to share their green actions by posting them on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with #keepSJclean. In partnership with the San José Environmental Services Department, San José Earthquakes soccer players are also participating by using #keepSJclean and #Quakes74 to extend

• Bring your bag to shop: now bring your own cup when buying coffee or other beverages • Ride a bus, train, or bike to your destination instead of driving •Use non-toxic pest control for a safe, healthy yard and garden:  learn more at http:// www.ourwaterourworld.org •Visit your library and check out the DIY Home Energy Toolkit that provides you with no-cost low-energy light bulbs, weather-stripping,

tools that measure and help you save on energy and water bills, and more! •Go Green – Enjoy an Earth Day event! California Waste Solutions Recycling Facility Tour Thursday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m Take a fascinating 30-minute tour Register:tours@calwaste. com or 408-292-0830 Space is limited •Great American Litter Pick Up Saturday, April 26, 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. followed by free lunch for participants Help clean your neighborhood Register at http://www. sanjoseca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/28557  or 408975-7233 •San Jose Earthquakes Game & Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 26,  game starts 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets:www.sjearthquakes.

com or 408-556-7700 Dispose Green – Prevent pollution with proper disposal! •After spring cleaning, drop off household hazardous waste or unwanted medicines by scheduling an appointment at www.hhw.org •When you see litter, pick it up, and properly toss it in a garbage can or recycling bin Share Green – Inspire others by sharing your actions! •Share your green activities on social media with #keepSJclean •Download the free “San José Clean” litter and graffiti reporting app for your SmartPhone •Get green ideas on ESD’s Facebook (BrightGreenSanJose), Instagram (@SJenvironment), Twitter (@KerrieRomanow) and website at  www.sjenvironment.org/ earthday.

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marketing narcissistic silliness and spectacle under the guise of avant-garde innovation. Here instead were artists who employed a range of approaches (befitting today’s pluralistic esthetic smorgasbord of options) to makepersonal work with social implications; who believe in art as practice, vocation, and craft, and not as facile, calculated merchandise. Perhaps art with smarts and conviction is not endangered, after all.” The Lift Off show has become an annual event for San Jose State Master’sGraduates, and every year it is considered one of the highlights of the vibrant SiliconValley Art calendar. Make plans to attend the opening reception on May 2, 2014 from 6-9, or stop by any time during the Art Ark Gallery hours, 12-4 Tuesday –Saturday, May 2-May 22. The Art Ark Gallery will also be a host site for Silicon Valley Open Studioswhere the MFA graduates will showcase their

talents with items for the public to purchase on May 18-19.

For further information about the Exhibit contact Lift Off Public Relations coordinator, Mark Pinto, at 714-747-1985 or email: markpintoart@gmail.com.


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Three Ways to Get Healthier, From the Inside Out Heart health should be a yearround consideration for anybody looking to lead a healthy life. While that may sound like a daunting task, better heart health can be possible with a few steps in the right direction. Iconic television, stage and screen actor, Tony Danza,

makes his health a top priority, even when facing a busy schedule. Danza, who knows the importance of diet, exercise and “doing good to feel good,” offers his go-to tips for fitting health and wellness into your daily lifestyle: • Turn Your Daily Habits Into Exercise. Most people know that exercise, in addition to a

healthy diet, also plays a key role in bettering your overall health. However, many people have trouble fitting exercise into their busy schedule or think they have to look to costly private training options to see results. What most don’t realize is fitting in exercise can be as easy and cost-efficient as taking the stairs instead of the elevator or going for a walk

Tips On Organizing Your Closets Like A Pro A well-organized closet space offers several benefits. Being able to find the items you’re looking for can mean less stress and more time to enjoy with family and friends.

(NAPS) Any time of year can be the right time to give your closets the once-over. A wellorganized closet space offers several benefits. For starters, you can save time when you can find the items you are looking for. That can also mean less stress and more time to enjoy with family and friends. To help, here are some tips from EasyClosets—an online provider of do-it-yourself custom organization systems for all areas of the home. • Closets can be easily overrun with clothes, shoes and jackets that you no longer wear or are out of season and are taking up valuable space. Rotating your wardrobe with the season and purging items keeps everything organized and gives your closet some space to breathe. • When it comes to the closet space itself, create dedicated areas for specific types of items so you will know

where to find them—and where to put them away—every time. • Position shelves, hanging rods and drawers in a convenient location that makes it simple to get to items that are used frequently. • Then use your closet’s top shelves to store off-season or seldom-used items, including hats, luggage and extra bedding. • In the master bedroom closet, organize your belts, ties or scarves with pull-out racks that keep items separated and accessible. • In your kids’ closets, you can make it easier to keep things orderly with baskets and shelves placed within their reach. Wire baskets will let your little ones see what’s inside. Double up on hanging rods to maximize space and make clothing items more visible. As they grow, you can move or remove the adjustable rods.

• To organize your entryway closet, create zones by dedicating baskets, hooks and shelves to each family member. Use them to store jackets, shoes, hats, bags, the dog’s leash and seasonal items. • If you want to get your closets organized right away, EasyClosets offers products that are custom made in one business day and shipped to your home. The company even has an intuitive online design tool to make space planning quick and easy for homeowners. Complimentary design service is also available, allowing customers to have an expert review their plan or create it for them. Upgrading to a custom closet can increase the quality and value of your home. Plus, you can save up to 50 percent by designing and installing the organizers yourself.

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on your lunch break. Encourage others, like your friends or family, to join you on these mini exercise sessions. Having a support system of people who are looking for ways to be healthier can help provide motivation to keep going on your journey to better health. • Get Your Fiber Up. Fiber is a crucial component to our diet, but most Americans are not getting the recommended daily amount of 25 to 38 grams of fiber, according to the American Dietetic Association. Many people know that fiber can help promote digestive health, but few know that it can also promote heart health. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include seven grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol.  One adult dose of Metamucil has at least 2.1 grams of this soluble fiber.

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“Metamucil has been an important part of my health regimen for over 20 years. It’s a simple way to get multiple health benefits and an extra fiber boost since it can be hard to get all the fiber you need from food alone,” says Danza.  • Do Good; Feel Good. Overall health and wellness also comes from how you feel about yourself as an individual. Danza makes giving back to the community a regular practice and lists it among his healthy habits.

“Giving back is good for the soul and really warms the heart. You will be amazed to see how much you do for yourself as a person, when you are helping and giving back to others,” says Danza. More tips and information on healthy living is available at Metamucil’s Facebook Fan page at www.Facebook.com/ Metamucil. There are many ways to work healthy routines into your daily life.

Invites You to the 10th Annual Mother’s Day Walk Against Cancer Sunday May 11th, 2014 San Jose, California

Turning the Spotlight on Our Children Join us and enter the chance to win copies of Benito You Can Do It!, a new children’s book about a Latino child facing a cancer diagnosis.* * Meet the Author & Illustrator of Benito You Can Do It!

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LatinasContraCancer/ Follow us on twitter: @LatContraCancer Discuss the WALK: #lcc_mdw #benitobooks

Registration Cost

Why walk

$25 - Ages 18-62 $15 - Ages 6-17, Seniors 63 and over $10 - Brunch only FREE - Ages 5 and under $5 - T-Shirt Only $10 - Brunch Only

Latino children experience a disproportionate cancer rate. At least 32% of the blood cancer cases among children in California are Latino. The diets of Latino children put them at a particularly high risk for obesity. Compared to other ethnic groups the diets of Latino children are higher in dietary fat, sweetened beverages, and lower in fruits and vegetables driving driving epidemic rates of obesity, a risk factor for cancer.

Schedule

7:30 am - Registration 8:15 am - Zumba Warm-Up 9:00 am - Walk 10:30 am - Program

Join Us

By participating in, or donating to our annual WALK, you will help us raise the dollars needed to educate our community on the importance of healthy eating, exercise and early detection, provide patient navigation and psychosocial services to cancer patients and their families.

Brunch - Music - Raffle 10:30 am - 12:30pm

WALK Route

Start at City Hall Plaza, Fourth and Santa Clara Streets to the Mexican Heritage Plaza, King Road and Alum Rock Avenue

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With your paid registration you receive one free ticket to win raffle prizes for children and adults. Increase your chances, buy additional tickets at $1 and $5 each! Watch our website for the list of prizes.

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Earth Day Network hopes to galvanize the support of more than a billion people across 192 countries this Earth Day for increasing the sustainability and reducing the carbon footprints of urban areas everywhere. Matthew Rutledge/Flickr Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EARTHTALK This coming April 22 will mark the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, and the focus this year will be green cities. “As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly clear, the need to create sustainable communities is more important than ever,” reports Earth Day Network, the Seattle-based non-profit that helps coordinate Earth Day celebrations and serves as a clearinghouse for related information and resources. The group hopes to galvanize the support of more than a billion people across 192 countries this Earth Day for increasing the sustainability and reducing the carbon footprints of urban areas everywhere. By focusing on buildings, energy and transportation issues in cities this year, Earth Day Network hopes to raise awareness about the importance of making improvements in efficiency, investments in renewable technology and regulation reform in the urban areas where half the world’s population lives today. By 2050, three quarters of us will live in cities,

making it more important than ever to adapt and adopt policies that take into account how to support larger numbers of people with less environmental impact. Earth Day Network has already mobilized a network of partners on the ground in strategically placed cities and towns around the world to organize grassroots efforts to improve local codes, ordinances and policies that will help cities become models for sustainability, but participation of the wider public is crucial to making the Green Cities campaign a success. The Green Cities section of Earth Day Network’s website features a series of in-depth tool kits designed to educate the public about key elements of the campaign and serves as the locus of organizing around Earth Day 2014. By making such resources freely available, Earth Day Network hopes to spur individuals to take civic action by signing petitions, sending letters to policymakers and organizing more events. Some of the ways to get involved and raise awareness in your local community about Earth Day itself and the need to green our cities include: hosting a talk for co-workers

or community members on the topic of local sustainability initiatives; starting a farmers’ market; organizing a day of tree planting, park or beach clean-up, or an eco-fair; and leading a recycling drive to collect as much metal, plastic and glass as possible. Schools can register with Earth Day Network and get access to many studentfriendly resources, including an interactive Ecological Footprint Quiz and environmentally-themed lesson plans tailored to the needs of different grade levels from kindergarten through high school. College students can work with dining services to start a composting program or switch over to reusable plates and flatware or start a competition between classes or residence halls to reduce waste and electricity use. Those looking to initiate just participate in an Earth Day event need look no further than Earth Day Network’s website, where a comprehensive database of Earth Day events around the world is updated daily. Even better, keep in mind that every day is Earth Day and the planet—and generations to come—will benefit from every positive action you take.

ORDER FOR PUBLICATION OF SUMMONS No. 1-12FL163401 Petitioner: Gilbert B. Dalit, 2395 Ridgeglen Way, San Jose, CA 95133. Respondent: Xenia E. Belmonte-Dalit. Petitioner was granted permission to serve by publication as the Respondent, Xenia E. Belmonte-Dalit, failed to appear at the Status Conference on 3/13/14 with the Honorable Philip H. Pennypacker. The next Court date for the Status Conference in regards to Dissolution of Marriage is: 9/4/14 at 1:31pm, Dept.76 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. Street address: 170 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95113. Mailing address: 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. Both Petitioner and Respondent or their attorneys must attend this Status Conference. This Orders After Status Conference was endorsed on March 13, 2014 April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME NO. 590056 The following person(s) has/ have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name. The information below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County ClerkRecorder’s office, which was filed on 5/6/2009 under file no.523939. AllStar Insulation, 260 Miller Road, Hollister, CA, 95023, Santa Clara Co. This business was conducted by a corporation: Nor-Cal Insulation, Inc. 260 Miller Road, Hollister, CA 95023. “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.) Nor-Cal Insulation, Inc. Luis Bemica April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 3/27/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 590714 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Realty World Elite Properties, 1177 Branham Lane #424, San Jose, CA 95118, Santa Clara Co. Wanda Klor, 1177 Branham Lane #424, San Jose, CA 95118 . This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 4/14/14. “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.) Wanda Klor April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on

4/14/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 590658 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Prototypes Plus I, 1245 Birchwood Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 . A+J Product Solutions, Inc., 1245 Birchwood Dr. Sunnyvale, CA 94089. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 7/25/2001. “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.) A+J Product Solutions, Inc. Arthur Villa, Jr., President April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/11/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 590544 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Accesoria Roselin, 403 Keyes St., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara County. Edwin Martinez, 760 Nov.23 Road, Apt.12, 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.) Edwin Martinez April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/9/14 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 590740 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Balop Cleaning Services, 3120 Silbury Ct., San Jose, CA 95148, Santa Clara County. Gonzalo Balcaceres Lopez, 3120 Silbury St, San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 4/11/14. “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.) Gonzalo Balcaceres Lopez April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/15/14 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV263747 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sartaj Singh Kang. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sartaj Singh Kang, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Mehtab Singh to Mehtab Singh Kang. 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 7/15/14 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

APRIL 18-24, 2014 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 14, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CU263758 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Biju Mathew Mammen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Biju Mathew Mammen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Biju Mathew Mammen to Biju Mathews Mammen. 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 7/15/14 at 8:45 am, 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 14, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV263567 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maximillian Michael Mullen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Maximillian Michael Mullen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Maximillian Michael Mullen to Corey Nathaniel Hunter. 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 7/15/14 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 10, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV263619 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Wesley Koo. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Wesley Koo, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Wesley Koo to Kyou Koo. 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 7/15/14 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 10, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 590423 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, 1) Next Limousine and 2) Next Transportation, 655 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Apt. #G106, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Santa Clara Co. Anil Haridas, 655 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Apt. #G-106, Sunnyvale, CA 94086 . These businesses are conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, as of 4/4/14. “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.) Anil Haridas April 11, 18, 25; May 2, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 4/7/14 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 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 590201 The following person(s) is(are) doing 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. Ash-


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APRIL 18-24, 2014 enafi 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, Yih-Tzu 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. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE 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. Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Alice Vargas No.114PR174056 A Petition for Probate has

been filed by Felipa Guzman in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Felipa Guzman 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#10230, 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 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.) 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

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of 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 Negrete-Baez. 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

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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.


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MOVIES

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APRIL 18-24, 2014

Crossing new lines and breaking old barriers, A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is the sequel to the hilarious box-office hit starring Marlon Wayans as Malcolm who, after exorcising the demons of his ex, is starting fresh with his new girlfriend and her two children. After moving into their dream home, Malcolm is once again plagued by bizarre paranormal events. With spine-tingling tension and hilarious punch-lines A HAUNTED HOUSE 2 is inspired by the latest supernatural horror movie franchises and shows that this time… it’s not just the house that’s haunted!

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l Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp), el más importante investigador en el campo de la inteligencia artificial, trabaja para crear una máquina consciente que combine la inteligencia colectiva del conocimiento universal con la gama completa de las emociones humanas. Sus controvertidos experimentos lo han hecho famoso, pero también lo han colocado en el punto de mira de los extremistas antitecnológicos, que harán lo que sea para detenerlo. Sin embargo, en su intento por destruir a Will, se transformarán involuntariamente en el catalizador del éxito del científico: le permitirán participar en su propia transcendencia.


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La actriz aguarda también el debut de “Biodegradable”, que rodó en República Dominicana

Después de suspender funciones en el norte del país, el primer actor Gonzalo Vega se encuentra listo para presentar en la capital mexicana la puesta en escena “La señora presidenta”, con funciones de miércoles a domingo. En entrevista con Notimex, Vega detalló: “Me puse mal, hice una gira que ya estaba arreglada desde hace tiempo, pero se me bajaron todos mis conteos de sangre”.

(NOTIMEX) Liz Gallardo afirmó que luego de más de un año de haber concluido la filmación de la versión cinematográfica de “Las Aparicio”, aún no tiene noticias del estreno, lo que no es complicación para la joven que sigue su trabajo no sólo como actriz, sino también como productora. “Estamos sin información, desde noviembre del año pasado están estrenándola y no la terminan de estrenar, quedaron de avisarnos para un ‘screening’ privado con nosotros y ni sus luces, brillan por su ausencia. Sólo sé que sigue la película en proceso de postproducción, que sigue en la edición, que siguen acomodando y hasta ahí”, declaró. La joven reveló que la película concluyó su rodaje en diciembre de 2012 y que el

estreno se ha atrasado, lo que tampoco le llamó la atención. “Ya pasó más de un año y no me sorprende, el cine mexicano de pronto se complica así, yo he tenido películas que he estrenado cuatro años después de filmar, así que un año no es nada”, dijo tranquila, aunque también espera el debut de otro proyecto que realizó fuera de México. «Se llama ‘Biodegradable’, la hice en República Dominicana, no sé si se va a estrenar, es de un director dominicano que se llama Juan Basanta que es muy conocido en República Dominicana y es muy respetada y creo que su tirada es venderla en Estados Unidos y creo que anda en esas», agregó. Por el momento, la intérprete se concentra en concluir las grabaciones de la teleserie «Camelia la Texana», la cual concluye en mayo mientras

debuta como productora de la obra «Fando y Lis», de reciente estreno en el Círculo Teatral. «Estoy debutando porque no había producido nada, mucho menos teatro y todo esto ha sido como una escuela y me encanta hacer proyectos con amigos y levantar sus propios proyectos siempre es más satisfactorio que trabajar para los de otros», explicó la artista, quien señaló que sólo desea seguir produciendo proyectos pequeños. La joven espera cumplir con sus compromisos y probablemente regresar al teatro este año, además de vislumbrar nuevas posibilidades de trabajo tanto en cine como en televisión, aunque reveló que este año buscará permanecer en México para estar al pendiente de sus dos hijos.

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salud, “es muy oportuno estas fechas de Semana Santa, porque los teatros se llenan, hay mucha demanda cultural, el tráfico disminuye, y el Teatro Tepeyac está muy bien ubicado, el año pasado estuvo lleno”. Acotó que aún no tiene fechas para reponer las funciones que suspendió en Sonora, “saldré del país, me voy a España a ver lo de una película, en junio y julio sólo será futbol, agosto y septiembre son meses muy malos”.

Agregó que tuvo que cancelar con mucha pena, las fechas en Guaymas, Hermosillo y Obregón, “pero me estoy recuperando muy bien. Este miércoles se abre el telón a las 20:30 horas, en el Teatro Tepeyac.

Comentó que lo han llamado para actuar en series de televisión, “pero me ofrecen cosas que no me interesan, y no creo que lo haga, no es lo mismo estar nueve meses, que dura una novela, a tres que se ocupa para un filme, que es mi caso”.

Indicó que no puede hacer temporadas largas por su

Añadió que le ofrecen papeles que no van con su forma

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de pensar, “por ejemplo me invitaron a ‘Testosterona’, siempre invitan al teatro en obras nuevas, pero lo que quiero es depender de mis tiempos por mi salud, no quiero quedar mal con nadie, sí elijo muy bien”. “Tengo una enfermadad incurable, dicen los médicos que lo más díficil es decirle esto a los enfermos, me ayudan a sobrevivir mientras no se descubra una nueva droga, entonces me ayudan a tener una mejor calidad de vida con tratamientos, y eso me baja mucho. “Ya tenía la gira pactada, porque la agenda de trabajo ya está planeada hasta febrero de 2015. Entonces requiero tomar descanso después de cada tratamiento, pero como fue inesperado, no tuve el tiempo suficiente”, manifestó.


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VIBRAS

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Mario Jiménez Castillo EL OBSERVADOR En fechas recientes tuve el agrado de conversar con una de las mujeres más representativas de El Salvador, Lillian Díaz Sol, prima del Ex Presidente salvadoreño Armando Calderón Sol. Una mujer polifacética quién a lo largo de su vida ha sido reina de belleza, política, cónsul en varias ciudades de Estados Unidos, autoridad en etiqueta y protocolo, presentadora de televisión, diputada y escritora. Ella nos comentó que aboga por una legalización justa para los inmigrantes en Estados Unidos. “La comunidad hispana de Estados Unidos es muy valiosa para este país”. Recalcó. Lillian siempre ha abogado por las causas justas, en El Salvador fundó en 1975, Pigmalión, la primera escuela de etiqueta para la mujer, ella nos confiesa que en la década de los años sesentas y setentas, la mujer en su país no podía aspirar a cargos importantes y por ese motivo se dio a la tarea de educar a mujeres sobresalientes para que pudieran incursionar en el campo de la política, la economía y las artes. Actualmente ha publicado el libro de su autoría “Gracias a la Vida”, donde narra sus experiencias como mujer en una época difícil, especialmente hace referencia al conflicto armado que ocurrió en El Salvador de 1978 a 1992. Un tema escabroso del que la mayoría de la población prefiere guardar silencio por temor a represalias. Por estar muy envuelta en la política, nos confesó datos confidenciales como la verdad que hay detrás del asesinato de Monseñor Oscar Arnulfo Romero, quién actualmente se encuentra en proceso de beatificación debido a su martirio y asesinato en marzo de 1980.

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Lillian se muestra preocupada por la política actual de su país, se considera una diputada neutral, “no soy de izquierda ni de derecha”, afirmó; soy diputada independiente, creo que ambas fuerzas políticas tienen grandes ideas y sería maravilloso que existiese una conciliación entre ambas partes por el bien del país. Se mostró preocupada por los problemas ambientales que existen en El Salvador, por la sobre población y especialmente por la falta de atención a la ecología. Debido a sus innumerables viajes al exterior, ha podido estrechar lazos de amistad con gobiernos de otros países y cree que sería muy benéfico para El Salvador que le permitieran a ella entablar lazos diplomáticos con la República Popular de China. Lillian radicó muchos años en Estados Unidos, especialmente en Nueva Orleáns y San Francisco donde se desempeñó

como cónsul general de El Salvador. Conozco muy de cerca la comunidad latina de Estados Unidos, sé por lo que han tenido que pasar, los admiro por su valentía al dejar atrás su tierra y buscar un nuevo camino en este país. “Considero y le pido humildemente al Gobierno Estadounidense que otorgue una legalización justa a tantos hispanos valiosos, trabajadores, valientes y emprendedores que viven en Estados Unidos.” Lillian le envía un saludo afectuoso y un mensaje a la comunidad salvadoreña en Estados Unidos: “Edúquense, trabajen duro, actúen conforme dictan las leyes y luchen por poner en alto el nombre nuestro país, El Salvador”. El libro “Gracias a la Vida” de Lillian Díaz Sol, puede ser adquirido en Amazon.com o a través de la página en internet lilliandiazsol.com, libro disponible en tapa blanda, tapa dura y formato digital.

Every time you buy a bottle of wine sealed with a natural cork stopper, you’re helping to sustain one of the world’s most biodiverse forests and protect an extraordinary ecosystem. While it might seem counterintuitive, the best way to ensure that there is no shortage of cork is to use more cork. That is because the greater the demand for cork, the greater the economic incentive to protect the cork oak forests for future generations. The 6.6 million acres of cork oak forests in the Mediterranean Basin not only serve as a refuge for endangered species, they also help reduce greenhouse emissions. It seems like a small thing, but every cork stopper represents a carbon offset of 113.5 grams. Looked at differently, the 6.6 million acres of Mediterranean cork oaks capture approximately 14.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

Not only do cork oak forests provide a significant carbon offset, but cork stoppers are 100 percent natural and recyclable; they are truly the gift that keeps on giving. “We have recycled more than 47 million cork stoppers and have planted more than 8,000 cork oaks,” says Matt Hughes, brand manager at ReCORK, North America’s largest cork recycling initiative. “Our recycled corks are used to replace petroleumbased materials in consumer products and to extend the useful life of wine corks.” Contrary to popular opinion, cork oaks are never harmed or cut down during the harvesting process. Highly skilled professionals use axes to safely and carefully strip the bark. On average, 90 to 130 pounds of bark are harvested from each cork oak. Each tree can produce enough cork for 4,000 to 6,000 stoppers. Cork’s unique attributes make it a highly versatile material. Because cork is composed of a honeycomb of mi-

croscopic cells, it is very light, easy to compress yet strong, impermeable to liquids and gases, adaptable to temperature and pressure, an insulator against moisture and noise, and resistant to fire. When it comes to preserving wine, cork allows just the right amount of oxygen to interact with the liquid, making it the perfect material to allow wine to age properly. And when it comes to the wine experience, no artificial stopper can come close to reproducing the iconic “pop” when the cork is removed. In recent years, fashion designers and shoe manufacturers such as Stella McCartney and SOLE have started to use cork to create their signature footwear. Says Mike Baker, Founder and CEO of SOLE: “The transformation of used wine corks into durable and attractive footwear is an elegant way to extend the lifecycle of this remarkable material while providing consumers with a terrific new product that literally lightens their carbon footprint.”


(NOTIMEX) Real Madrid ganó este miércoles por décima novena ocasión en su historia el Trofeo de la Copa del Rey, al adjudicarse, en partido efectuado en el estadio Mestalla de Valencia, España, la gran final de la temporada 20132014 a Barcelona, por marcador de 2-1. Real Madrid se puso en ventaja en el minuto 10 gracias a un tanto del argentino Ángel DiMaría y fue el galés Gareth Bale quien le dio el título al conjunto “merengue”, al marcar el gol del triunfo al minuto 86. Barcelona logró empatar el marcador al minuto 69 por conducto de Marc Bartra. Dos chispazos le bastaron al equipo madridista para ganar por décima novena vez en su historia el torneo de copa del balompié espa-

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ñol, pues fue en dos veloces y letales contragolpes que agarró mal parada a la zaga catalana, para conseguir los goles que le dieron el trofeo en juego.

Bartra y con un cabezazo a segundo poste venciera la estirada de Casillas. Los minutos siguientes fueron de ida y vuelta para que en el 86 Real Madrid diera el golpe que sentenció el partido, cuando Bale hizo ver como una tortuga a Bartra, al que dejó atrás a base de velocidad para plantarse frente al portero Pinto y vencerlo con un tiro raso que pasó entre las piernas del arquero de Barcelona.

Luego que en los minutos iniciales Real Madrid empezara presionando a Barcelona, el cuadro “blaugrana” empezó a nivelar el juego, pero un error del zaguero brasileño Dani Alves, al perder el balón cerca del área del Madrid, permitió a los blancos agarrar mal parada a la defensiva “blaugrana”. En tres toques, el cuadro blanco llegó al área catalana para que fuera el argentino DiMaría quien abriera el marcador, al batir al portero José María Pinto con tiro cruzado de izquierda. A partir de ahí, Barcelona empezó a tener la posesión de la pelota, pero ésta resultaba infructuosa, ya que no logra-

ba crear ocasiones claras de gol, algunos tiros desviados de media y larga distancia, pero nada que preocupara al arquero Iker Casillas. Fue hasta la segunda mitad, y de la manera más inusual, que Barcelona pudo empa-

tar el marcador. La igualada llegó al minuto 69 cuando, en un tiro de esquina cobrado por el lado izquierdo del ataque del equipo azulgrana, Xavi Hernández puso un centro un poco más largo de lo habitual para que apareciera el canterano Marc

En el 89, el conjunto “blaugrana” tuvo la oportunidad de empatar el partido, cuando el brasileño Neymar Da Silva estrelló en el poste un tiro de pierna derecha y cuyo rebote fue a parar a manos de Casillas, en la última oportunidad que tuvo el cuadro catalán de forzar los tiempos extra. El árbitro del partido fue Mateu Lahoz, quien amo-

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nestó a Isco y Pepe, por parte de Real Madrid, en tanto por Barcelona vieron tarjeta amarilla Neymar y Javier Mascherano.

Alineaciones: Real Madrid.- Iker Casillas, Dani Carvajal, Pepe, Sergio Ramos, Fabio Coentrao, Luka Modric, Xabi Alonso, Isco (Casemiro, 88), Ángel DiMaría (Asier Illarramendi, 85), Karim Benzema (Rafael Varane, 89) y Gareth Bale. DT Carlo Ancelotti (ITA). FC Barcelona. José María Pinto, Dani Alves, Marc Bartra (Alexis Sánchez, 86), Javier Mascherano, Jordi Alba (Adriano Correia, 46), Xavi Hernández, Sergi Busquets, Andrés Iniesta, Cesc Fábregas (Pedro Rodríguez, 59) Lionel Messi y Neymar. DT Gerardo Martino (ARG).

Arts • Crafts • Games • Entertainment • Community Resources for Families

Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Discovery Meadow Park

(in front of the Children’s Discovery Museum)

Over 30 booths with

FREE Family Fun! Featuring Family Music Artists:

Kids Zumba Brenda Lopez Folklorico Dance

Hula Halao 'O Pi'ilani

For more information call (408) 808-2617


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(BPT) For every new computer, gadget or service there are several different stages of ownership. Unfortunately, the first and happiest phase the honeymoon - doesn’t last forever. Eventually, devices can slow, services get outdated, and in the end, the ailing technology begins to work against you. Stay ahead of the curve and prevent reduced productivity by maintaining your machines, upgrading your services and adopting new technologies. Here are five ways to make technology work better for you. 1. Go paperless Reduce the desk and office clutter by cutting down on the paper scattered about. Tablets and other devices are making it easier than ever to go paperless. For example, a digital scanner can turn

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paper into PDF files, allowing you to take on clients, no matter where they are. “I have clients nationwide and internationally, and now I’m able to prepare their taxes and do their accounting without having to meet face to face,” says accountant Andrew Poulos. 2. Embrace cloud storage At least 77 percent of cloudfamiliar consumers aren’t backing up their most important items, according to a recent Harris Poll online study, which means they’re missing out on an opportunity to have their files with them, anywhere they are. Using a service like OneDrive allows you to save photos, videos and documents organized all in one place, accessible on any of your devices, anywhere. 3. Upgrade as needed A simple upgrade can add years of life to your existing

devices. For example, adding memory or storage to desktop computers will make them perform better and last longer. Or, instead of upgrading your hard drive, try a network-attached storage device, which will let multiple computers on your network easily connect to shared storage. 4. Pack more power The more you use a mobile device, like a tablet or smartphone, the faster the battery will drain. So make sure you have plenty of power to keep your electronics working. That’s what San Francisco-based DataSong does, equipping everyone at the marketing analytics agency with portable USB-powered batteries. “Having power banks to charge our phones in an emergency has been incredibly productive,” says Traci Lee Chu, the company’s vice president of marketing. Frequently on the road or

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working on site with clients, DataSong staffers use the backup power to keep their smartphones and tablets connected to the company’s big data apps. 5. Leverage the right email tools to keep you organized Email is one of the most used technology services. In fact, the average person will receive more than 10,000 emails this year, according to The Radicati Group, Inc. Fortunately, you can take control of your inbox and increase your productivity with a number of tools and features so you can easily manage and get to the mail that matters to you most. The first step most users take when cleaning their Inbox is to get rid of emails that they don’t want. For these emails, features like Sweep in Outlook.com allow you to easily delete (and, if you want, block) emails in bulk

by deleting a large number of emails from certain senders, keeping only the latest and most relevant messages. This is especially helpful for daily deal mails, or if you want to easily unsubscribe from unwanted mail altogether, try using the simple one-click unsubscribe feature. 6. There’s always a solution Technology, like any tool,

should make your job easier. In general, if you find your devices and services are slowing you down instead of speeding your productivity along, stop and assess the problem. From simple workflow tweaks to total system overhauls, there’s always a solution to get you back on task and make you more efficient than ever.

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