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on ISIS, and began a systematic search of all known cells while searching for that eighth terrorist suspect whose brother was one of the seven killed by responding police actions. Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR

What happened in Paris on Friday, November 13, 2015 was the outcome of an implemented plan which took months, if not years, to plan. American residents must become very aware of the development of ‘extreme radical jihadist terrorists’ who must not be confused with the good neighbor Muslim faith individuals next door in our communities. The total focus of mainstream American media upon this incident was noticeable. The commentary by many moderators and reporters was not based upon facts, but rather on projected activities to be done, or in the process of being accomplished. That sort of news reporting went on for two days and is still the topic addressed by forums of news analysts. Ordinary folks must understand that what was broadcast initially was not based upon facts, but upon projections and expectations of the news expert involved. Basically this is mis-information which, if accepted as fact, leads to decisions and actions which are not warranted. It is this sort of confusion which is most dangerous and is an outcome desired by the ISIS leadership and their planners. The counter-action taken presently is to locate these terrorist leaders and planners in order to neutralize them. Think now of the response by the French Government to the actions taken by the eight terrorists (one is still at large; having abandoned his vehicle which carried ammunition and three more AK-47 automatic rifles). A whole nation shut down its borders; declared war

Then there is an issue of communications. This terrorist organization used smart phones which had apps whose function was to scramble the message to prevent authorized surveillance organizations (such as NSA; National Security Agency) from understanding the terrorists messages when intercepted. The receiving smart device also had an app which decoded the message as it was received. Here in America, there is a discussion about ‘personal privacy’ which is being protected by our own domestic enterprises who profit from the use of these apps. Somehow our federal surveillance agencies need to acquire the capacity and ability to intercept and decode these scrambled communications. If this is not accomplished, America can expect to experience a similar terrorist incident. Now, which is more important to our American community: personal privacy or national security? Terrorist organizations have become very sophisticated when executing their planned incidents. They have learned to take their time so as to leisurely and logically accumulate needed supplies and assemble their personnel (cells). These activities may be detected early on only if the American residents take note and report to local police what they have seen and factually know. For example, If one notices that a neighbor has purchased an AK-47 automatic rifle, that fact needs to be reported to local police. That bit of information may help identify and locate a cell which is leisurely getting its supplies assembled. Useful and timely intelligence requires a network of observers who in-

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form the correct authorities. Recall that in this San Jose community, a 1-Hour photo development employee was the individual who informed local police about development of photos which were of pipe bombs, rifles, and ammunition. The perpetrator was thwarted when police, with a search warrant, investigated, arrested, and the local D.A. prosecuted. My point is that ultimately our community safety and even national security requires that local residents must report what they observe that is out of the ordinary. The same process is what is required to detect human trafficking which will escalate in preparation for the coming Superbowl 50 event this coming February 7, 2016. What the local residents need to understand is that EXTREMIST RADICAL JIHADIST TERRORISTS are already amongst us planning to become martyrs. Their ideology is that of a fanatic. All of the perpetrators of the incident were French or Belgium citizens, millennials, that were radicalized. This leads me to believe that there could be radicalized American citizens here on our shores as well. It will take a vigilant community to thwart their plans, expose their leaders, and neutralize their organizations. In addition to becoming vigilant, learn to make it a habit, whenever entering a theater or sports arena, to look around with the purpose of determining your emergency exit route and to determine a location where you and those with you may ‘take cover’. This prior assessment will help you take the correct survival action, should that ever be required. Learn to be prepared and more especially, to be vigilant. It will take all of us to achieve our community and national safety and security.

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Luisa Fernanda Montero LA RED HISPANA Pocos días atrás, el líder demócrata del Senado Harry Reid hizo algunas declaraciones a propósito del Día de Igualdad Salarial para la Mujer Latina. Reid afirmó, en el pleno del Senado, que la realidad de las mujeres trabajadoras en Estados Unidos es inmoral e injusta. Tiene razón. El Día de la Igualdad Salarial para la Mujer Latina que se celebró el pasado 30 de octubre, es como lo dijo el demócrata, un día para recordar cuántos días más tienen que trabajar las mujeres latinas para ganar el mismo sueldo que sus colegas ganan por hacer el mismo trabajo. El hecho de que las mujeres latinas tengan que trabajar casi un año y 10 meses más para ganar lo que sus colegas varones ganan en un año es inaceptable. Hay algunos estados en los que la situación empeora, pero a nivel nacional la mujer latina promedio gana 55 centavos por cada dólar que ganan sus colegas hombres. La brecha salarial a la que se enfrentan las mujeres les causa una pérdida de más de 25.000 dólares al año. El hecho es que estas persistentes diferencias, afectan a las familias hispanas desproporcionadamente. Más aún si tenemos en cuenta que muchas mujeres latinas son jefas del hogar: el 30 por ciento de las familias hispanas en Estados Unidos son encabezadas por una madre soltera.

Ni en Estados Unidos, ni en ninguna parte, deberían ser aceptadas las brechas salariales. El que persistan en un país desarrollado como este es vergonzoso; pero también es un llamado de atención. Debemos persistir en aumentar los niveles educativos de nuestras mujeres, de nuestras jóvenes y de nuestras niñas. Está en nuestras manos romper las cadenas que siguen sometiendo a millones de mujeres. La educación es la respuesta. La que reciben en escuelas y universidades, pero también la que se recibe en casa con el ejemplo. Esa es la más importante. Y es mucho lo que queda por hacer. De acuerdo con los más recientes datos del Centro de Investigaciones Pew las mujeres hispanas tienen niveles educativos inferiores que sus pares no hispanas. El 36 por ciento de ellas no terminó la educación secundaria y cerca de la mitad -49 por ciento – de todas las inmigrantes tampoco. El mismo informe revela que las hispanas que trabajan tiempo completo ganan mucho menos que sus congéneres americanas y que en general están más expuestas a vivir en la pobreza. Todas estas cifras son motivo de reflexión. La educación es el arma con la que podemos evitar que las siguientes generaciones sigan viviendo realidades injustas. Tenemos que educar y elegir líderes que prioricen la educación, así tal vez, pronto tendremos la oportunidad de conmemorar nuestros logros y no nuestras debilidades.

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OZOMATLI Saturday 21 November 2015

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SEVENTH ANNUAL DISTRICT 2 HOLIDAY APPRECIATION EVENT Saturday, December 12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Southside Community & Senior Center Multi-Purpose Room 5585 Cottle Road San Jose CA 95123 11TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT Thanksgiving Day November 26th / 6:30AM Downtown San Jose South Market Street San Jose CA 95113 $12-$1000 http://svturkeytrot.com/ Display of 60 Mexican American Congressional Medal of honor Awardees County Government Center, East Wing Breezeway 70 West Hedding, San Jose, CA 95110 Friday, November 13th Sunday, November 20 Free

Jingle Fest Sat Nov 21 / 10am-4pm Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara CA Free Flash Fiction Pub Crawl Sun Nov 22 / 4:30pm Caffe Frascati 315 S 1st St. San Jose CA Free City of Santa Clara Photography Exhibit Wed Nov 25 / 7am-5pm City of Santa Clara Senior Citizens Center 1303 Fremont St. Santa Clara CA Free

Santa Clara County FairGrounds 344 Tully Rd San Jose CA $75 - $95 Closer by the Minute Tue Nov 24 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m de Saisset Museum 500 El Camino Real Santa Clara CA Free Riverdance Tue Nov 24 / 7:30 San Jose Center for the Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd San Jose CA $43 - $198

Missing Persons Wed Nov 25 / 11am-5pm Cantor Arts Center 328 Lomita Dr Palo Alto CA Free

Orbital - Cut Up and Rewired Sat Nov 21 / 12pm-5pm Anno Domini 366 S. First Street San Jose CA Free

Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Fun Mud Run Mon Nov 23 8:30-3pm

Wax Wednesday Wed Nov 25 / 9pm Cafe Stritch

374 S 1st St San Jose CA Downtown Ice Fri Nov 20-Sun Feb 7 12pm-12am Plaza de Cesar Chavez Market Street San Jose CA $13 - $15 Downtown San Jose Farmers’ Market Fri Nov 20 / 10am - 2pm San Pedro Square Between Santa Clara and St. John St. San Jose CA Free Man of La Mancha Sun Nov 22 / 8 pm Bus Barn Stage Company 97 Hillview Ave Los Altos CA $18 - $36 Nadja Martens Thu Nov 26 / 6pm KALEID Gallery 88 S 4th St San Jose CA Free

The Misfits Sat Nov 21 / 7pm RockBar Theater 360 Saratoga Ave San Jose CA $25 - $95

Archetype$ Mon Nov 23 / 7pm-10pm Empire Seven Studios 525 N 7th Street San Jose CA Free

On Top of the Game Wed Nov 25 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. de Saisset Museum Free

Missing Persons Thu Nov 26 / 11am-8pm Cantor Arts Center 328 Lomita Dr Palo Alto CA Free

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PG&E tiene Listo su Plan de Contingencia ante los Pronósticos del Fenómeno El Niño San Francisco CALIFORNIA Con las predicciones meteorológicas indicando que las tormentas, impulsadas por el fenómeno de El Niño, tendrán una fuerte intensidad este invierno en California, PG&E se ha venido preparando, – durante los últimos 18 años.

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La última temporada importante del fenómeno El Niño en 1997-1998 trajo el doble de las precipitaciones regulares en San Francisco, provocó inundaciones generalizadas y causó cortes de energía eléctrica, afectando a más de un millón de clientes. PG&E ha estado preparándose para tormentas como estas a través de la práctica

o entrenamiento para situaciones climáticas extremas y desastres naturales, utilizando herramientas de meteorología avanzada, a fin de pronosticar dónde serán más significativos los efectos de las tormentas, mientras incorpora una tecnología innovadora a su red eléctrica. La nueva tecnología in-

cluye el uso de modelos de predicción de interrupción de energía por causa de tormentas, la instalación de equipos automatizados que “reparan automáticamente” la red eléctrica, así como datos oportunos y precisos de cortes en su sistema eléctrico de más de 5 millones de SmartMeters™(medidores eléctricos inteligentes). Además, significa que la red cada vez más inteligente, puede detectar más cortes de forma casi instantánea y la restauración, en muchos casos, se puede hacer automáticamente. “Planificar y practicar junto a la tecnología es la combinación que le ofrece a PG&E la preparación para responder a las tormentas de invierno. Ponemos nuestro enfoque en la seguridad pública y en responder a los cortes de energía de los clientes de manera eficiente”, dijo Barry Anderson, Vicepresidente de Preparación para Emergencias y Operaciones de PG&E. “Con estas herramientas de previsión y predicción de interrupciones eléctricas de avanzada, podemos trabajar con nuestras cuadrillas de servicio eléctrico para asegurarnos de que tenemos la cantidad de personas necesarias, vehículos y equipos en el lugar, en el momento adecuado cuando la tormenta golpeé”, dijo Mike Voss, Principal Meteorólogo de PG&E.

Las mejoras incluyen: * Preparación para Situaciones de Emergencia: PG&E ahora tiene un departamento completo, dirigido por Anderson, dedicado a la preparación y respuestas ante emergencias y desastres naturales. A través de ejercicios repetidos y minuciosas autoevaluaciones que buscan la mejora continua, el equipo de Preparación para Situaciones de Emergencia y Operaciones de la compañía ayuda a coordinar las respuestas de todas las oficinas involucradas en acontecimientos como; el terremoto de Napa de 2014 y los incendios forestales de septiembre de 2015, incluyendo el trabajo en estrecha colaboración con los organismos

de respuesta inmediata ante emergencias. * Meteorología Avanzada: Las nuevas tecnologías y los modelos de predicción de cortes eléctricos durante la tormenta están ayudando a PG&E a identificar dónde pueden producirse problemas cuando lleguen las tormentas y el desarrollo de las mismas, a través del área de servicio de PG&E. * SmartMeters : Los SmartMeters o medidores eléctricos inteligentes juegan un papel importante en la respuesta de PG&E ante los cortes de energía. La compañía recibe los datos del SmartMeter, a pocos segundos de un corte eléctrico, para ayudar a los operadores del sistema a determinar rápidamente el alcance y el nivel de respuesta requerido. También permiten identificar la ubicación de un corte del suministro eléctrico con el objetivo de reducir la cantidad de tiempo necesario para que los equipos de restauración lleguen al lugar de los hechos. * Smart Grid: PG&E ha instalado una tecnología automatizada de avanzada en las líneas eléctricas a lo largo de su área de servicio. Esta tecnología puede “reparar automáticamente” la red, redireccionando el flujo de electricidad en torno a una línea eléctrica dañada y restaurando efectivamente la energía a la mayoría de los clientes afectados, en cuestión de minutos. Estos sistemas se han instalado en casi el 20 por ciento de los circuitos de distribución eléctrica de PG&E, y han ayudado a la compañía a evitar, alrededor de 89 millones de minutos de apagones a clientes, desde que comenzó el programa en 2012. * Nuevos Centros de Control de Distribución: Dos nuevos centros vanguardistas de control de distribución eléctrica ayudan a PG&E a gestionar más de 140,000 millas de circuitos de líneas de distribución en todo el Norte y Centro de California. Estas instalaciones son los centros neurálgicos de la red que suministra energía a los hogares y empresas. Están equi-

padas con sistemas que soportan, no sólo la tecnología actual de red inteligente, sino que también prestará apoyo a futuras actualizaciones. Los centros en Fresno y Concord estarán unidos a una tercera planta en Rocklin, a principios de 2016. Los preparativos de PG&E para las tormentas de invierno no se limitan a sus operaciones eléctricas. Antes de la temporada de tormentas de invierno, los clientes de PG&E pueden llamar para solicitar un Representante de la compañía del Servicio de Gas (GSRs – por sus siglas en Inglés) para hacer el reencendido automático y revisar los controles de seguridad de los electrodomésticos que funcionan con gas. Llame al 1-800-660-6789.para hacer una cita. Las operaciones de gas de PG&E también han estado planificándose con antelación y se están tomando medidas para prevenir el posible impacto de las inundaciones, erosiones y deslizamientos exacerbados de tierra, causados por las tormentas impulsadas por El Niño. Y en las instalaciones de la planta de energía nuclear Cañón del Diablo (Diablo Canyon), en el Condado de San Luis Obispo, se toman medida de prevención ante las condiciones meteorológicas adversas, que incluyen preparativos para inundaciones, deslizamientos de lodo y para casos en los que las carreteras se vuelvan intransitables. Y así como la compañía se prepara para emergencias, PG&E también insta a sus clientes a estar listos para los desastres naturales. Esto incluye la creación de un plan de emergencia familiar y la previsión de tener un equipo o kit de emergencias o sobrevivencia en sus hogares, oficinas y vehículos. PG&E también ofrece consejos de preparación ante este tipo de situaciones en su sitio web <pge. com/es/myhome/edusafety/ naturaldisaster/index.page?>. Por otro lado, la página web ready.gov brinda recomendaciones adicionales para prepararse ante emergencias.


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BPT The holiday season is often dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for many Americans, it can be an incredibly stressful time financially. The National Retail Federation predicts a 4.1 percent increase in sales this year, with the average American set to spend an estimated $786 in the following categories: * $459.87 on gifts for family * $80.00 on gifts for friends * $26.03 on colleagues * $30.43 on the other people in their lives Whether shopping online or in-store, there’s

BPT Remember free time? You used to have so much of it. But these days, work and family obligations have you running around constantly and you don’t know what to do first. You don’t even have time to do everything you have to do, let alone what you want to do. So how do you take back your day? How do you find the time to get things done and bring back some semblance of order? It is possible if you focus on making yourself more efficient. To help you accomplish all of your goals and find some free time as well, here are four ways you can improve your efficiency every single day. * Make a plan. When you’re running through your list of daily obligations the morning of, it’s easy to forget a thing or two, especially if you have children running around, phones ringing or dogs barking to distract you. Instead, plan out the upcoming day the night before. Make a list of everything you have to do and check these items against one another. Can two trips be combined? Are you prioritizing the most important things first? The better you can plan out your schedule, the more organized you’ll be the next day. * Get the news and information you need ASAP. You are bombarded by digital content every day and some of it is really important — but who has time to sift through it all? To help

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often a temptation to spend too much on gifts, leading to a case of buyer’s remorse come January. Regions Bank, one of the largest U.S. banks with 1,630 branches across 16 states, has advice for consumers on how to prepare financially for the holiday shopping season. 1. Begin with the golden rule. Spending on gifts shouldn’t exceed more than 1.5 percent of your annual income. Use this rule as a guide to determine how much you should set aside to spend on gifts for your friends and family — and stick to it. 2. Separate and delegate. Consider creating a separate account to fund gift purchases and make regular contributions from your pri-

mary checking account in a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. 3. Only buy what you can truly afford. To prevent overspending, never leave home without a list of what you intend to buy, and be sure you have the money needed to cover your purchases once you arrive in-store.

* Set priorities. You don’t have time to do it all and maybe you don’t have to. Sit down and make a list of every social or professional group and obligation you belong to. Once you’ve made the list, look at it and ask yourself honestly how important this obligation is to you or your family. If you find the obligation is not essential, you’re better off to abandon it and save your time for the responsibilities that are more important to you.

mapping out your shopping strategy. Establish a benchmark based on your income; create a holiday savings account, and fund it regularly; be sure you’re purchasing within the parameters of what you can truly afford; and know when to buy and when to wait. And remember, the holidays are meant to warm the heart — not burn the wallet!

4. Use timing to your advantage. While things like airline tickets should be booked far in advance, other items — toys in particular — often drop in price during the first two weeks in December. Sometimes it pays to wait, other times it does not, so be sure to check for deals before you head out shopping. As December nears, now is the time to start

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* Limit multitasking. Many people look to multitasking as an efficiency solution, but doing several things at once means it takes longer to accomplish any one task. And when the first task is completed, the result is often poorer because of it. Instead of trying to do several things at once, focus on the most important thing, accomplish it and move on. With today’s hectic schedules, finding the opportunity to do everything you’re supposed to do may seem impossible. However, if you apply the four tips listed above, you’ll improve your efficiency, stay up on the latest news and maybe even discover that elusive free time you sorely deserve.

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“I thought, ‘I’m not going on dialysis,’” Sofia recalled. And she didn’t, at first.

A well known community organizer in the Bay Area, Sofia Mendoza was used to speaking her mind and persuading others. But when she learned she had chronic kidney disease, it was Sofia who needed to be persuaded.

“My kidney doctor said, ‘I’m told you’re a very good mother. I can’t force you to go on dialysis. So, don’t you think you should tell your children?’”

Sofia was 80 when she passed away in March 2015. Although she’s gone, her life and response to facing kidney failure made a difference to her family and everyone she touched. Sofia’s first response to her kidney diagnosis was anger. Like many others in the Latino community, Sofia had diabetes. Her heritage also put her at much greater risk for kidney failure. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure.

Eventually, Sofia decided to follow doctor’s orders for the sake of her family, including four children, eight grandchildren and three great-children. Her doctor referred her to Satellite Healthcare for dialysis. Satellite Healthcare has provided dialysis in Bay Area neighborhood centers for more than 40 years. The treatment Sofia dreaded became a source of hope. “I love being there,” she said about coming to Satellite’s East San Jose center, which became a social event as much as a medical visit. “I

get up. I get dressed up. I put my makeup on. It’s because of everybody there. They have kept me alive, and I’m grateful to all of them.”

Diabetes Association and go to [health] fairs to test people. It’s all about education and how you educate people about diabetes,” she said.

Taking care of Sofia was a family affair, which included helping her eat a kidneyfriendly diet.

Sofia’s wish and legacy is for her family and community to take steps to manage diabetes and address the serious complications of the condition, like kidney failure.

“My son would stand in front of me with my dietitian, telling her what I was doing and what I wasn’t doing. My son built a cabinet and said, ‘You can only eat out of this cabinet. You can only eat food off this shelf in the fridge. Even the grandkids have become part of this.’” With time Sofia got her energy back – energy she used to cook for her family, volunteer in the community and continue her activism. She also became a passionate advocate for taking care of your health. “I make sure to get involved. I work with the American

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You’re at risk for developing kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure or family history of kidney failure, especially if you’re 60 or older. If you have diabetes, get tested for kidney disease annually, control your blood sugar and blood pressure, and eat a kidney-friendly diet. To learn more about keeping your kidneys healthy, including delicious kidney-friendly recipes, visit KidneysDoThat. org.

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BPT America is a nation of snackers, consuming an ever-increasing array of larger-sized food. You’ve probably heard of the trend “supersizing.” The challenge is that as our snacks have increased in size, so too have the number of empty calories we consume. Instead of supersizing our snacks, dietician Ashley Koff says now is the time to superfood our snacks instead. What does that mean? Supersizing is simply increasing the amount of food we are eating, while superfooding is packing those snacks with as many nutrients and health benefits as possible. “Snacking — what I call nutrition ‘pit stops’ — is a great way to keep your energy up and your appetite at bay,” says Koff. “Instead of reaching for a bag of highly processed chips or cookies, grab superfoods that fill you up with the right balance of quality nutrients (carbs, proteins, fats) as well as delivering the antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are critical for good health.” What exactly are superfoods? They are a group of foods that are rich in nutrients the body needs to function optimally. And while superfoods have powerful nutritional benefits, as with all foods, Koff says to be mindful of portion size, even when choosing better-for-you snacks. She recommends including these amazing ingredients in smoothies, salads, trail mixes or on-the-go bars to pack not only fun into your summer snacking, but a lot of key nutrients as well.

Ch-chi-chia

Chia seeds pack 10 grams of fiber in every ounce (just under three tablespoons) along with an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Plus, they can absorb up to 10 times their weight in water, which keeps you feeling fuller longer.

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Hemp: not just for hippies

Hemp is definitely having its moment and for good reason. These powerfully healthy seeds are packed with omega-3 and 6 fatty acids (including the elusive but potent GLA, a fatty acid that supports healthy hair, skin and nails as well as hormones).

Go coconuts

Coconuts are high in fiber, rich in vitamins and loaded with minerals and amino acids. They have tons of calcium, potassium and magnesium. Whether you eat coconut meat, shredded coconut, coconut flour or coconut oil, you’ll be getting lots of healthy fats.

Acai for me

Acai palm trees in South America produce a berry that is widely touted for its many health benefits. Loaded with antioxidants, fiber and healthy fats, the berry is also known for containing key vitamins like vitamin A, iron, and calcium.

Take a baobab

Impress your friends by sharing knowledge of an up and coming superfood: Baobab. The fruit is dried and made into a fruit-flavored powder and features many health benefits. It is rich in vitamin C, calcium, potassium, fiber and antioxidants, and many consider it to be one of the most supercharged of the superfoods.

Cacao

We’ve always hoped there was a reason to eat more chocolate. If you are eating true cacao, then that wish has come true. Rich in antioxidants, cacao nibs are the “seeds” of the cacao fruit. They deliver a stimulant and emotional boost as well as being a rich source of magnesium.

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So how do you enhance your summer snacking

with these tasty, nutrient-packed superfoods? Koff suggests the following easy-to-make recipes and one superfood snack bar to make this summer a healthy and delicious one. Smoothies 2.0: Superfoods take smoothies to new heights of healthiness and are a great way to make a nutrient-dense meal or snack on the run. For a tropical escape, try combining hemp, mango or pineapple and coconut water. A super banana: This summer take the frozen banana on a stick to a new level by dipping bananas into melted dark chocolate and then rolling them in coconut shavings and Nature’s Path Qi’a Superfood, a mix of chia, buckwheat and hemp. Wrap and freeze. Trail mixing: Make your own trail mix this summer and superfood it by adding nuts, dried fruit like coconut and blueberries and cacao nibs for great fuel and taste.

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Poem for Nohemi Below is a poem written by United States Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera in honor of Nohemi Gonzalez, a design student at CSULB who was killed during the Paris attacks. The poem was delivered aloud by CSU Chancellor Timothy P. White at a vigil held in honor of Gonzalez on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Nohemi — a Song for Paris Mimi — can I call you that this is a song for you —with candles we stand & we kneel this is how it is now we well all of us we send you these flowers across time this time here which we cannot explain all love goes to you & your friends the other night so many with you gone we stand we play Lennon’s piano Imagine — we say a world without violence —we want to imagine that in your name Nohemi Gonzalez from El Monte from Whittier California from Cal State Long Beach — then we run out of words the words so many words your mamá Beatríz your cousin Jacqueline

CSU Long Beach November 15, 2015 -- It was an emotional and moving sight on Sunday as more than 2,000 students and community members gathered at the University Student Union to mourn and honor Nohemi Gonzalez, the 23-year-old design student killed during the Paris attacks on November 13. As grieving faculty, students and loved ones took to the podium to remember Gonzalez, known fondly as ‘Mimi’, a similar picture emerged – one of a sunny, positive and driven young woman who had an enormous impact on the Design Department, the university and the community. Standing in testament to her influence, were the thousands of tearful and somber figures wearing black and yellow ribbons that filled the student union ballrooms, spilled out into the lobbies and overflowed onto the lawn outside. It was a symbol of solidarity and love for Gonzalez, the campus and the global community.

The vigil began with messages of support from CSULB President Jane Conoley, California State University Chancellor Timothy White, French Consul General Christophe Lemoine, Design Department Chair Martin Herman and friends and family of Gonzalez. “[Nohemi] emanated a light and a special energy that seemed to come out of every pore, from her eyes, from her unforgettable smile that communicated love, acceptance, happiness and sweetness mixed in with a little bit of zaniness,” said Department Chair Herman. “She was beloved by all of our design students.” Jose Hernandez, step-father to Gonzalez, spoke on behalf of Gonzalez’s mother Beatriz, thanking attendees for being there and sharing stories that echoed the playful and fiery spirit that Gonzalez showed to her friends and peers. “We are here because Mimi is in our hearts. Mimi is not dead, Mimi is right here,” Hernandez said. “Mimi is on Beatriz’s heart today, to-

morrow and forever, and I want to thank all of you for this special vigil you did for Mimi.” After the messages, attendees were ushered outside where they lit candles in remembrance. Classmate Ryan Seper shed tears as he walked with his mother Christine, who flew in from their home in Chicago, Illinois to support her son and his peers. “[Nohemi] was actually the first friend that I made in the design department here because I came from out of state,” Seper said. “She was a great person...She was just studying abroad in Paris. I assumed I would see her again. It’s difficult right now.” Seper’s mother said she met Gonzalez when the family flew out to attend student exhibits. “I know that Ryan valued [Nohemi’s] friendship. She was always trying to help him with his designs and help him along to get internships at the Design Department,” she said. “I know he’ll miss her. They

all will. They wanted her to graduate with them.” Design student Sara Davis said she remembers her friend as spunky and energetic. When working on difficult projects, Gonzalez would never show that she was stressed and would cheer her classmates on. Davis said she’d miss seeing Gonzalez walk down the hallway in the Design Department, where she was a familiar face having been entrusted with the highest responsibilities as a student

assistant in the shops, teaching students how to operate the machinery even on her off hours. “She really just owned the hallway when she walked down it,” an emotional Davis said. “That was her place, you know? She was very passionate about design and passionate about the people who are in our program. That’s what I’m going to miss the most.” Three other CSULB students were studying at the Strate College of Design in

we know them now — for you we write them a poem too I do not know how we will do that we are doing that — that is all like the designs you made — for a high-spirited world you said you were high-spirited & self-driven -— yes like the dreams you had & the words First Generation the ones you used to describe your life we continue with you — somehow it is not important to know how it is important to continue that is all I must — say it again we are all writing a poem for you for your cousin Jacqueline for your mamá Beatríz — she loved you their love will make it alrightall of our love will make it alrightyes here is your song Mimi —We light Nohemi a candle the candle waves across the stars close they are so close because Nohemi & Paris are in our hearts Because Nohemi & Paris are in our hearts Juan Felipe Herrera Poet Laureate of the United States

Paris with Gonzalez. They are currently deciding with their parents whether to return home early or finish the semester. Herman said faculty and staff of the department are having an emergency meeting to determine how to “most honorably remember Nohemi and how to deal with our own mourning and grief.” The Strate College of Design will be holding a vigil for Gonzalez on Monday. - See more at: <http://www. csulb.edu/article/thousandsattend-vigil#sthash.x33EPkit.dpuf>

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Supervisor Cindy Chavez Comments on Arrest of Three Traffickers, Rescue of Six Victims Santa Clara County CALIFORNIA

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This week Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez released the following statement: “I would like to applaud Sheriff Laurie Smith and District Attorney Jeff Rosen for their leadership and commitment to combating human trafficking. Last night, the Law Enforcement to Investigate Human Trafficking (LEIHT) Task Force, which includes staff from

Es más que cuidado médico. Es contar con alguien que se preocupa por tu bienestar. 4 de cada 5 personas que se inscribieron a través de Covered California obtuvieron ayuda económica para pagar su seguro médico. Averigua si puedes ser uno de ellos. Obtén ayuda gratis, confidencialy en persona. Inscríbete antes del 15 de diciembre para estar cubierto a partir del 1 de enero. CoveredCA.com/espanol | 800.995.5087

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NOVEMBER 20-26,2015 both the Office of the Sheriff and the Office of the District Attorney, executed an action that resulted in the arrest of 3 human traffickers and the rescue of 6 victims – 3 human trafficking victims and 3 wage theft victims. In addition, in the last year the LEIHT Task Force filed 12 human trafficking cases, recovered 10 minor and 6 adult victims and reached over 2400 people through their training and outreach efforts. They work in close partnership with the South Bay Coalition to End Human Trafficking to ensure victims have access to counseling, housing and immigration assistance. The scourge of human trafficking is still prevalent throughout our County. That is why last year Supervisor Dave Cortese, President of the Board of Supervisors, secured $1 million to fund the convening of the LEIHT Task Force.

We need your help in identifying, reporting and raising awareness about human trafficking in our County. The County of Santa Clara has developed training materials with our community partners to help raise awareness and decrease the number of people enslaved in our community. Please learn how to spot human trafficking, which often hides in plain sight.”

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In its 20th year, the acclaimed Irish show Riverdance returns to the Bay Area for a mix of music, traditions and all around fun. Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, presented by Broadway San Jose, runs November 24 – 29, 2015 for only 8 performances.

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Nuestra misión es de proteger a Californianos y el medio ambiente de efectos dañosos de sustancias tóxicas, restaurando recursos contaminados, imponer leyes de residuos peligrosos, reducir la generación de residuos peligrosos, y fomentar la fabricación de productos químicos más seguros.

BORRADOR DE RENOVACION DEL PERMISO E INTENTO DE OTORGAR UNA DECLARACION NEGATIVA BAJO LA LEY DECALIDAD AMBIENTAL DE CALIFORNIA WIT SALES AND REFINING SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA 95112 El Departamento de Control de Sustancias Tóxicas (DTSC) invita a los comentarios del público sobre el proyecto de Estandarizado para Desechos Peligrosos Permiso, Pequeña Cantidad C (Permiso) para WIT Sales and Refining Inc. (WIT), 538 Phelan Avenue en San José, California 95112. WIT es una instalación existente que ha estado funcionado desde 1981. WIT ha aplicado a renovar su permiso expirado. Si se aprueba, el Permiso permitiría que WIT continúe operando su instalación de almacenamiento y tratamiento de residuos peligrosos para salvar metales preciosos de chapado gastado y de solución de extraccion y los desechos sólidos generados por los fabricantes de placas de circuitos electronicos. El permiso también permitiría a WIT operar una unidad de tratamiento adicional para recuperar los metales preciosos. El periodo de comentarios publicos tomara lugar desde el 18 de Noviembre, del 2015 hasta el 15 de Enero del 2016. Una audiencia pública no se ha fijado pero, será considerada si se solicita.

As an innovative and exciting blend of dance and music drawing on Irish traditions, it is described as, “the combined talents of performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures.” Beginning as an interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, which was produced by Moya Doherty, Riverdance has amassed a large following for its slick blend of Irish lore and music. James Greenan is a performer that has been with

DTSC emitió un aviso público a principios de 2012 para solicitar comentarios. Tras el final del período de comentarios públicos, DTSC hizo revisiones al borrador del Permiso que iniciaron cambios para permitir la aplicación. Debido al tiempo que ha pasado, DTSC emite este segundo aviso público para solicitar nuevamente comentarios sobre el borrador del Permiso y el proyecto de Declaración Negativa. DTSC regula la generación, almacenamiento, tratamiento y eliminación de residuos peligrosos en California. Un permiso permite al DTSC regular efectivamente las actividades de residuos peligrosos en las instalaciones. Los permisos se desarrollan después de una revisión técnica detallada del DTSC, y están orientadas a garantizar que la instalación opera de una manera que proteja la salud humana y el medio ambiente.

Alfred Wong, Gerente de Proyecto, 700 Heinz Avenue, Berkeley, California, 94710 o a Alfred.Wong@dtsc.ca.gov, Repositorios de información para revisar el borrador del Permiso, y documentos CEQA: Biblioteca Publica de San Jose, 880 Tully Rd. San José, California 95111 (408) 808-3030; Llame durante horas de oficina. Oficina Regional del DTSC, 700 Heinz Avenue Berkeley, California 94710, (510) 540-3800. Página web EnviroStor: www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov. Si usted tiene alguna pregunta o desea discutir el proyecto, póngase en contacto con Alfred Wong, Gerente de proyecto, al (510) 540 a 3946 o Alfred.Wong@ dtsc.ca.gov. Para las actividades de participación pública, póngase en contacto con Jesus Cruz, Especialista en Participación Pública, (916) 255-3315 o al (866) 495-5651 o Jesus.Cruz@dtsc.ca.gov. Miembros de la prensa, favor de ponerse en contacto con, Sandy Nax, Oficial del Información Pública del DTSC, al (916) 327-6114 o Sandy.Nax@dtsc.ca.gov. DTSC

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the Riverdance troupe for the last 5 years, traveling the globe and bringing his skills, enjoying every moment of it. A soccer player in his youth, Greenan didn’t begin seriously dancing until he was 10. “I started relatively late, compared to other dancers in the troupe. I grew up with three sisters, I grew up playing soccer, and my sisters all danced . I kind of got dragged to class. My mother made me go and I fell in love in there, and now I’m the only one left (out of them, that dances).” Shortly after his start in dancing Greenan’s passion grew and he pursued professional training into his adulthood. “I studied and trained in Ireland, in a town called Dundalk. I was just very determined, I knew this is what i exactly wanted to do and I understood it, I was passionate about it. I was lucky enough that everything fell into place. I just really wanted it.” One of Greenan’s memorable moments while performing was last year, “when

work Inc., (CMN) recorrerá las ciudades mas importantes de EE.UU. Este tour comenzó el 14 de noviembre y boletos ahora están disponibles.

LEY DE CALIDAD AMBIENTAL DE CALIFORNIA (CEQA) DTSC preparó un Estudio Inicial y el proyecto de Declaración Negativa de conformidad con las disposiciones de CEQA. DTSC preparó un proyecto de Declaración Negativa al haber determinado que el proyecto no tendría un impacto significativo en el medio ambiente. Ambos documentos están disponibles para revisión pública. Mande sus comentarios antes del 15 de Enero del 2016 a:

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CHICAGO, IL Después de sus exitosas presentaciones con ventas totalmente agotadas por Sudamérica al comienzo del 2015, “El Potrillo”, Alejandro Fernández, completara la segunda parte de su gira “Confidencias World Tour,”. La gira es presentada por Cárdenas Marketing Net-

“Confidencias World Tour” es un serie de espectáculo imperdible con una producción sin precedentes y una de las voces más icónicas de la música mexicana. En el deslumbrante espectáculo que brinda en cada uno de sus conciertos, “El Potrillo” rinde un homenaje a México deleitado a la audiencia con su privilegiada voz, convirtiendo cada concierto en una noche memorable para cada uno de los asistentes. Con llenos totales de principio a fin, los

we performed in America last we got to do the Wolf Trap in Vienna (Virginia). That was pretty incredible, it’s kind of a half-open air, it’s just a fantastic venue. A brilliant place to perform.” Although popular in the world, there are still those that may not be familiarized with the show, and in that case Greenan explains why its a captivating event. “It’s basically a reflection of the Irish culture on many levels. Irish culture is very strong in storytelling, music and dance so its kind of a combination of all those. The first half is myth and adventure so it shows you the grassroots of Irish dance. As the show progresses it fuses with certain other elements of flamenco, tap and Russian folk dancing. It’s kind of the growth of Ireland through dance and music.” As an Irishman himself, the show takes on a personal meaning. “Riverdance is the pinnacle for Irish dancers, it’s the original. It’s what everyone strives to be, it has a certain prestige. It’s a huge honor to be part of this show and I’ve made great friends,

críticos han elogiado tanto sus cualidades histriónicas como la producción de primera. Acompañado de sus músicos y su mariachi, Alejandro presenta una colección de sus más grandes éxitos, incluyendo las rancheras tradicionales, sus éxitos pop, y canciones de su última producción discográfica “Confidencias”. En esta gira, el público se deleita con renovados arreglos musicales y una extraordinaria producción que cuenta con una innovadora tecnología de estructuras móviles en donde más de 250 luces robóticas acompañadas por alucinantes imágenes reflejadas en una pantalla gigante que, inclu-

traveled (to) great places. I’ve enjoyed the experience.” Greenan says that this crew of Riverdance has been finely tuned, and along with the musicians have a very strong grasp on the performances and entertaining the audience, with just enough personality and wit to create a truly organic look into Irish culture while maintain a feeling of worldwide music. “Theres’ a great vibe at the show at the moment. I think people should be aware of the power, the skill, the culture of it.” FACTS ABOUT 20 YEARS OF Riverdance: - Played 11,000 performances - Seen live by over 25 million people in over 465 venues worldwide - Played in 46 countries across 6 continents - Travelled 700,000 miles (or to the moon and back and back again!) - Played to a global television audience of 3 billion people - Sold over 3 million copies of the Grammy Award-winning CD - Sold 10 million Riverdance videos & DVDs

so, ha recibido galardonada mundialmente. El pasado 27 de diciembre, Alejandro lanzó su nueva producción: “Confidencias Reales”, un concierto histórico grabado en el magistral Teatro Real de Madrid. Acompañado de su mariachi – símbolo que siempre lo ha caracterizado – y de la Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid, Alejandro Fernández llevó a cabo uno de los recitales más inolvidables que el Teatro Real haya vivido. “Confidencias Reales” se convirtió número uno en ventas en 17 países a tan solo una semana de salir a la venta.


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LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287757 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mayu Ishii. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Mayu Ishii has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Kaito Luke Harata to Luke Kaito Ishii. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 5, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287891 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zhiwen Zhao. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Zhiwen Zhao has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Zhiwen Zhao to Gabriel Zhiwen Zhao Chiu. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 10, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288146 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lam Anh T Huynh and An Anh Huynh. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Lam Anh T Huynh and An Anh Huynh have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Lam Anh T Huynh to Ann Lam b. An Anh Huynh to Andre 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 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 16, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV288192 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ngoc Hanh T Vu A.k.a Ngoc Hanh Thi Vu . TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner Ngoc Hanh T Vu A.k.a Ngoc Hanh Thi Vu has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Ngoc Hanh T Vu A.k.a Ngoc Hanh Thi Vu to Hanh ngoc-Vu 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 01/19/15 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 circula-

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com tion, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 17, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286689 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Susan Thoum and Nyan Nelson . TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Susan Thoum and Nyan Nelson have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Nyan Isaac NelsonThoum Jr to Nyan Methuselah Nelson Jr. 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 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 9, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610420 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, MY CHE 5663 Snell Ave San Jose, CA 95123 Santa Clara County. Bich Thuy Tran Dinh 510 Saddle Brook Dr Spc 22 San Jose, CA 95136 This business is conducted by an individual; registrants has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Bich Thuy Tran Dinh November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/23/15

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611016 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, La Mejor Taqueria 2003 Story Rd # 975 San Jose, CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Juvenal Lombera Pulido 2255 Euclid ave East Palo Alto, CA 94303 This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/10/15 “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.) Juvenal Lombera Pulido November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/12/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 611118 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Sepanta 5544 Muir Dr. San Jose, CA 95124 Santa Clara County. Seyedbenhnam Koohzod 5544 Muir Dr. San Jose, CA 95124 This business is conducted by an individual; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/13/15 “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.) Seyedbenhnam Koohzod November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/13/1 Statement of Abandonment of Use of Fictitious Business Name NO. 610809 The following person/ entity has abandoned the use of the fictitious business names: Ayni Law Group 28 N. First St., Suite 301 San Jose, CA 95113, Santa Clara Co. Mei F. Chen 669 N. Capitol Ave San Jose, CA 95133. This business was conducted by an individual and was filed in Santa Clara County on 07/08/2014 under file no. 594007 Juan Encarnacion November 20, 27; December 4, 11, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/05/2015

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287795 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Marcelion Perez Rojo and Claudia Hernandez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Marcelion Perez Rojo and Claudia Hernandez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Miria Hernandez Perez to Miria Perez Hernandez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/19/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 6, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287861 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kuan Wei Chen and Yan Lin. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners Kuan Wei Chen and Yan Lin, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Erwin Lin Chen to Erwin Chen. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/19/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara.

November 6, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2015 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610889 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Mextamale Foods 2003 Story Rd # 100 San Jose, CA 95122 Santa Clara County. Alejandro Arreola 637 N. 2nd St San Jose, CA 95112 and Celia Madriz 2312 Mt. Pleasant Rd San Jose, CA 95148. This business is conducted by general partnership; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 11/09/12 “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.) Celia Madriz General Partner November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/09/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610820 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Taco El Molcajete 374 Jerome St San Jose, CA 95125, Santa Clara County. Jesus Jacuinde 374 Jerome St. San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 08/15/2015 “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 Jacuinde November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/05/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610912 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, The Fernandez Group 5655 Silver Creek Valley Rd #800 San Jose, CA 95138, Santa Clara County. Perry Fernandez 2863 Buena Crest Ct. San Jose, CA 95121. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon, 10/26/2005 “I declare that

all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Perry Fernandez November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/09/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610980 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Fit 36 Silicon Valley 1019 Pennington Ln. Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara County. Lynergy Company 1019 Pennington Ln Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Perry Fernandez November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 11/10/15 Notice of Petition to Administer Estate of Robert J. Zipse, JR. No. 115PR177491 A Petition for Probate has been filed by Robert Castaneda in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. The petition requests that Robert Castaneda be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent, Robert J. Zipse, JR. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any 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. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take any actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consent to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be


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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: Jennifer E. Ramirez 1299 Del Mar Avenue San Jose, CA 95128 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287523 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Seungryul Choi and Jiyoun Chun. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Seungryul Choi and Jiyoun Chun, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Andrew Choi to Andrew Jaehyung Choi b. Claire Choi to Claire Jaehee Choi. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Pro-

bate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 30, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287702 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Be Thi Nguyen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Be Thi Nguyen, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Be Thi Nguyen to Bekki Br Nguyen b. Alan Soundara to Alan 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 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 04, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV285213 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Abraham Eli Gonzales. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Elydia Sanchez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Abraham Eli Gonzales to Eli Sanchez. 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 12/01/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. September 3, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV286629 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Faiza Omar. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Faiza Omar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Faiza Omar to Faiza Farooq Omar. 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 12/29/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 07, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287456 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hassan Rasti and Nasrin Jaffari . TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Hassan Rasti and Nasrin Jaffari, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Hassan Rasti to David Rasti b. Nasrin Jaffari to Nancy Rasti. THE COURT ORDERS that

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all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 29, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287669 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Alfonso Ochoa. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Alfonso Ochoa, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Diego Smith to Diego Alfonso Ochoa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/12/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. November 3, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court November 6, 13, 20,27, 2015

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609861 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, IL Palazzo Gardens 250 Curtner Ave Palo Alto, CA 94305 Santa Clara County. Greker, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names

listed hereon.08/01/11 “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Diane Feirman Managing Member November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609857 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Blue Hills Studio Apartments 7213 Rainbow Drive San Jose, CA 95129 Santa Clara County. Blue Hills Studio Apartments II, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.06/09/10 “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.) Jim Barrow Jr Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609855 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Lakeview Garden Apartments 816 N. Humboldt Street San Mateo, CA San Mateo County. Lakeview Investments, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.06/24/10 “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.) Don Dougherty Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609803 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Sycamore Park Apartments 398 Boynton Avenue Dan Jose, CA 95117 Santa Clara County. Sycamore Park-Boynton, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted

by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.07/23/10 “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.) Joyne Shapiro Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/05/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609798 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Lake Vasona Manor 909 University Avenue Los Gatos, CA 95032 Santa Clara County. Stephen Chen and Hsin-Hsin Chen 25901 Springhill Rd Los Altos, CA 94022. This business is conducted by a married couple; registrants have begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.07/23/10 “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.) Hsin-Hsin Chen November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/05/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609797 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Warm Springs Self Storage 45585 Warm Springs Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539 Alameda County. Warm Springs Self Storage , LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.01/14/1988 “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.) Jim Barrow JR Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/05/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609854 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Rosa Crest Studio Apartments 394 Boynton Avenue San Jose, CA 95117 Santa Clara County. Rosa Crest Studio Apartments, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane

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Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.06/09/2010 “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.) Jim Barrow JR Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 609860 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Rosa Crest Studio Apartments 394 Boynton Avenue San Jose, CA 95117 Santa Clara County. Rosa Crest Studio Apartments, LLC. 20410 Town Center Lane Suite 200 Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by a limited liability company; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.06/09/2010 “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.) Jim Barrow Jr Manager November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/06/15 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 115CV287186 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Kang-Min Lin. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Kang-Min Lin, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a Kang-Min Lin to Jackson Kang-Min Lin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 01/05/15 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept., located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. October 22, 2015 Thomas E. Kuhnle Judge of the Superior Court October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2015

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610305 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, J&C Trucking 279 Waverly St Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Santa Clara County. Cristina Jeannette Pineda Alas 279 Waverly St Sunnyvale, CA 94086. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.10/20/15 “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.) Cristina J. Pineda Alas October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/20/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 610507 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, QC Credit Agency 88 S. 3rd St #209 San Jose, CA 95112 Santa Clara County. Jonny Vu 101 S. 3rd St #162 San Jose, CA 95112 This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has begun transacting business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon.1998” “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.) Jonny Vu October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/27/15 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 607706 The following person(s) is (are) doing business, Southside Financial 3136 Story Rd Suite #2 San Jose, CA 95127 Santa Clara County. Socorro Montano-Soto and Andres B. Soto 2910 Archwood Cr San Jose, CA 95148 This business is conducted by a married couple; 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.) Socorro Montano-Soto October 30; November 6, 13, 20, 2015 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 10/23/15


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Hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer is pouring tens of millions of dollars of his own money into influencing voters to use the democratic process to oust public officials blind to the real causes and effects of climate change.

Are green groups using the campaign finance system like other “special interests” through Political Action Committees (PACs) or otherwise?

Doug Moss & Roddy Scheer EARTHTALK As a matter of fact, green Political Action Committees (PACs) emerged as major funders last fall in the run-up to the 2014 Congressional elections, and look to play an even larger role in next year’s Presidential and other races. According to the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP),

PACs are political committees, typically representing specific business, labor or ideological interests, organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates. They must register with the Federal Election Commission and are limited to donations of $5,000 to any given candidate per election— but can also contribute $5,000 annually to any other PAC and

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up to $15,000 annually to any national political party. PACs can receive as much as $5,000 from any one individual, PAC or political party per calendar year.

with much more likely to come over the next several months in an effort to “disqualify” presidential candidates who deny that climate change is real or caused by human activity.

Meanwhile, so-called Super PACs aren’t beholden to fundraising or spending limits, but can’t make contributions directly to candidates or political parties like regular PACs. “They do, however make independent expenditures in federal races—running ads or sending mail or communicating in other ways with messages that specifically advocate the election or defeat of a specific candidate,” reports CRP, which produces the OpenSecrets.org website scrutinizing what PACs are spending and on what.

“The effort will be called Hot Seat, and NextGen Climate says it will involve media and on-the-ground campaigns in key electoral states aimed at linking Republican deniers to the Koch brothers and other interests that seek to undermine climate science,” reports Kate Sheppard in The Huffington Post. “The idea...is to force candidates skeptical of climate change to defend their views right out of the gate.”

The biggest among the new breed of green PACs is billionaire hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer’s NextGen Climate Action super PAC, which poured some $50 million toward battling climate “deniers” in races across seven key states in 2014. NextGen has already committed upwards of $5 million into the 2016 election cycle,

Another big player is the League of Conservation Voters’ super PAC, which pledged $25 million alongside NextGen in 2014. The next two biggest green super PACs to date are the Sierra Club’s Independent Action and the Environment America Action Fund, both which spent roughly $1 million to influence 2014 elections. The Defenders of Wildlife Action Committee spent $350,000 on 2014 elections. As for regular PACs, those

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in September challenging the current exercises, which run for the next three years.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The U.S. Navy is analyzing the harm its sonar exercises do to whales, dolphins and sea turtles and may modify its training exercises accordingly. Late last week, the Navy announced it’s ordering a new environmental impact statement for training from late 2018 to 2023. The public comment period on this runs through Jan. 12, 2016.

“The hallmark of that settlement being the Navy’s concession that it can protect biologically important areas that marine mammals need for feeding and nursing, and resting, and communicating with their young,” says Henkin. The naval exercises in question take place off the coast of Southern California and near Hawaii. The Navy has now agreed to stop using mid-level sonar and powerful explosives in certain highly sensitive areas of the ocean.

already amassing their funding war chests for 2016 include the League of Conservation Voters, the Center for Coastal Conservation, Ocean Champions, Environment America, The NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) Action Fund, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund, Environmental Defense Action Fund, and the Sierra Club. Other green PACs are expected to join the fray. While not a PAC per se, Crowdpac gives everyday people the ability to research candidates based on their own values and priorities and provides an easy online mechanism for making direct campaign donations. The website’s founders view Crowdpac as a tool for democratizing the U.S. election and campaign finance processes. Maybe you don’t have to be a billionaire to influence politics in America? CONTACTS: CRP’s OpenSecrets.org, www.opensecrets.org; NextGen Climate Action, www. nextgenclimate.org; Crowdpac, www.crowdpac.com.

La Oficina de Asuntos Culturales de la Ciudad de San José (OCA) aceptará solicitudes para concesiones de tres programas culturales competitivos: Las Concesiones Para Festivales, Desfiles, y Celebraciones (Festival, Parade and Celebration Grants [FPC]) proveen apoyo para festivales comunitarios, desfiles y celebraciones por parte de organizaciones no-lucrativas en San José. Eventos de recaudación de fondos no califican. La fecha límite es el 26 DE ENERO, 2016 a las 5pm. Las Concesiones Operativas (Operating Grants [OpG]) proveen apoyo general operativo a organizaciones de arte profesionales o semi-profesionales en San José con un presupuesto consistente arriba de los $50,000, y una temporada completa de programación de las artes. La fecha límite es el 1 DE FEBRERO, 2016 a las 5pm. Las Concesiones take pART proveen apoyo para actividades de arte abiertas al público por parte de organizaciones en San José. Eventos de recaudación de fondos y projectos de escuelas que benefician una escuela/distrito específico no califican. La fecha límite es el 8 DE FEBRERO, 2016 a las 5pm. Las reglas y solicitudes para los programas estarán disponible en la linea www.sanjoseculture.org. A las organizaciones interesadas se les anima asistir a una serie de TALLERES PRE-SOLICITUD que tendrán lugar de esta manera: FPC: 2 Dic. a las 12pm, ó el 10 Dic. a las 5:30pm. OpG: 4 Dic. a la 1pm, ó el 11 Dic. a las 10am take pART: 1 Dic. a las 5:30pm, ó el 7 Dic. a las 12pm Los talleres se llevarán a cabo en San José City Hall Sala T - 1446 (con la excepción del 02 de diciembre de taller en la Sala 550). Para más información ó para reservar su lugar, llamar al 408-793-4334.

Attorney David Henkin, staff attorney with the midPacific office of environmental law firm Earthjustice, says the move comes after the Navy settled a lawsuit

However, in late October, two dolphins washed ashore near San Diego after Navy ships

were using sonar in the area. The National Marine Fisheries Service is investigating. Henkin says historically, the Navy hasn’t wanted to modify its activities to protect marine mammals. So, he welcomes this change of heart. “The optimist in me hopes that they’ll get it right this time,” says Henkin. “And the realist in me knows that that’s only going to happen if the public applies pressure, and makes it clear that we’re going to hold the Navy to account that we’re going to be scrutinizing what they do and we expect them, this time, to get it right.” A public meeting on the issue is scheduled for Dec. 1 in San Diego.


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Eduardo Hilario El Observador The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 brings the global motion picture phenomenon to its thrilling and emotionally powerful last chapter as the stakes for Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) escalate from surviving the most deadly games ever devised to setting the course of the future in her world. The first film, The Hunger Games, introduces the audience to Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Katniss, a 16 year old girl living in the poverty stricken District 12, one of Panem’s oppressed districts, with the Capital, being in District 1, overseeing all the other Districts with an iron fist. The story begins with Katniss volunteering in her younger sister’s place for the 74th annual Hunger Games, a telivised, gladiatorial competition of sheer survival between 24 adolescent

warriors known as ‘Tributes’, to celebrate the anniversary of the great war against the Capitol and the resistance that was annihilated. Katniss, with the help of a few of these Tributes, manages to win the Games and break the rules by surviving with the male tribute of her district, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson), by threatening to commit suicide by eating poisonous berries, leaving no winners of the Games (which would not satisfy the audience watching). The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, rejoins Katniss as a victor of the Hunger Games, but one who is given zero chance to enjoy her promised rewards or to recover from the physical and mental toll of the arena. Instead, haunted by memories and craving her independence, she is compelled into a deceptive “Victor’s Tour” and a public engagement to Peeta. Then she’s told

she must do the unthinkable: reenter the Hunger Games arena in the lauded Quarter Quell games, which President Snow declares will be the ultimate battle between former victors – a move aimed directly at Katniss. The stakes grow higher as Katniss now fights as much for the lives of her friends and family as her own survival. In the junglethemed arena, Katniss makes vital new alliances, even as she becomes the unwitting idol of a rapidly spreading rebellion against the Capitol. The Hunger Games: MockingJay: Part 1 starts as Katniss is extracted from the Quarter Quell while unconscious to the never-before-seen District 13, the district that was destroyed during the Great War. The plot to over throw the Capitol stirring in an underground realm, Katniss’ trust in people being shaken when she is used to

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make recruitment videos for the resistance. While this is happening, District 12 is leveled by the Capitol. Katniss, being thrusted into the role of the Mockingjay, a symbol of hope, leads a team of rebels on a raid of the Capitol to rescue Peeta from the President Snow’s (Donald Sutherland) clutches, only to find Peeta malnourished and in a hate-filled trance. Fans have long awaited the final chapter of this thrilling and captivating story of revolution and hope. With the cliffhanger ending of Mockingjay: Part 1, filmgoers were left with lots of questions and brimming with anticipation for the conclusion of the series. Will Peeta be culled out of his hate-filled trance for Katniss? Will the Capitol fall to the rebellion? Or will history repeat himself as it did so many years ago? We’ll have to run for the theaters and find out.

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com cos, Estados Unidos es el objetivo principal de los yihadistas, y quedó comprobado el 11 de septiembre del 2001 que este país y ningún otro está realmente preparado para prevenir un atentado terrorista. Los próximos dos años serán en realidad cruciales para el mundo, un ataque terrorista puede ocurrir en cualquier momento.

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desde Marruecos, Argelia, Sudán, Chad, Irán, Irak, Afganistán, Siria, Palestina, Líbano, hasta Indonesia.

Los atentados ocurridos en París el viernes 13 de noviembre han dejado una esquela de dolor alrededor del mundo, quizá nadie lo esperaba pero ocurrió y lamentablemente estos atentados seguirán ocurriendo. Ya se encontraron hace unos días explosivos en una ambulancia en Alemania, creo todo el mundo está en alerta ante estos acontecimientos. Observando la posición de los astros, el panorama no es alentador pues Saturno el planeta del karma se encuentra transitando por el signo Sagitario, signo que rige la política y la religión, aspectos determinantes en esta escalada de violencia que sacude al mundo.

Estos personajes nos llaman infieles a todos aquellos que no profesamos el Islam como religión y están determinados a provocar una guerra santa en contra de Estados Unidos y sus aliados. Lo peor del caso es el uso de armas bacteriológicas y nucleares que ha venido desarrollando Irán, uno de los mayores enemigos de Estados Unidos, sin mencionar las oscuras intenciones de Korea del Norte. Y seamos realistas, los extremistas islámicos se han infiltrado en todo el mundo. Da pena decirlo pero no estamos seguros ni protegidos totalmente.

Este aspecto planetario que durará por los próximos dos años, simplemente le viene a echar más leña al fuego. Revisando profecías hechas por diversos profetas, casi todas coinciden en una tercera guerra mundial, pero esta vez será más cruenta y despiadada que las guerras anteriores, los extremistas musulmanes están esparcidos en diversas naciones,

Por otro lado gente incoherente como el señor Trump, insiste en denigrar a la comunidad latina de Estados Unidos, quizá no se ha dado cuenta que el verdadero enemigo de este país es el Islam, el denominado “Yihad” o guerra santa y los extremistas que son capaces de suicidarse en nombre de Alá y de la religión musulmana. Siendo totalmente fran-

CLOSED: NOV 26th, 27th, Dec. 25, 26, 27 & SUNDAYS

Los objetivos principales son las ciudades más importantes de Estados Unidos, Francia, Rusia, Inglaterra, Alemania y Turquía. Los recientes ataques de la fuerza aérea francesa en Siria, simplemente están aumentando la ira de los extremistas que son capaces de suicidarse con tal de lograr sus objetivos destruc-

NOVEMBER 20-26,2015 tivos. San Francisco, Los Ángeles, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Washington, Atlanta y Las Vegas serán quizá los objetivos principales de los yihadistas. San Francisco debe estar en alerta pues en diversas ocasiones los extremistas musulmanes la han denominado como la ciudad del pecado, especialmente después que se aprobaran los matrimonios del mismo sexo. Tenemos que mantenernos alertas y quizá no acudir a eventos masivos en las festividades de fin de año pues el peligro es latente. Oremos al Creador para que nada ocurra y que Él en su infinita misericordia nos proteja del peligro latente al que estamos expuestos. Que Dios nos libre de todo mal.


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San Jose CALIFORNIA The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League announced this past Friday that San Jose Sharks Head Coach Peter DeBoer has been named as an assistant coach for Team North America’s squad for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

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Along with DeBoer, Jon Cooper (Tampa Bay Lightning), Dave Tippett (Arizona Coyotes) and Jay Woodcroft (Edmonton Oilers) will work with Head Coach Todd McLellan (Edmonton Oilers). The four assistant coaches will report to Team North America General Manager Peter Chiarelli (Edmonton Oilers) and Associate General Manager Stan Bowman (Chicago Blackhawks)

“We are pleased to announce these great additions to the Team North America staff for the World Cup of Hockey 2016,” said Chiarelli. “Jon, Peter, Dave and Jay will serve important roles in helping our efforts to make next year’s tournament a successful one for our team.” DeBoer is in his first season as Head Coach of the San Jose Sharks and spent the last three and a half seasons behind the

bench of the New Jersey Devils. DeBoer led the Devils to the 2012 Stanley Cup Final and the second-winningest coach in Devils history. Prior to coaching the Devils, he spent three seasons as head coach of the Florida Panthers and 13 seasons coaching in the Ontario Hockey League with Detroit, Plymouth and Kitchener, where he earned a Memorial Cup Championship in 2003 and the OHL

Championship in 2003 and 2008. Internationally, DeBoer has served as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the 2015, 2014 and 2010 World Championships. In addition, he was a member of the coaching staff for Canada’s World Junior Championship team in 2005 and 1998. DeBoer was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 12th round of the 1988 NHL Entry Draft. The World Cup of Hockey returns in September 2016 in Toronto, where eight teams, comprised of the world’s best hockey players, will compete for a best-onbest international hockey championship. In addition to Team Europe, the teams participating will include Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Team North America, Russia, Sweden and the United States. The World Cup of Hockey is a joint effort of the NHLPA and the NHL, in cooperation with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It is expected that more than 150 of the best players in the NHL

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will participate in this tournament. The eight teams are split into two Groups, Group A and Group B, for the Preliminary Round (Sept. 17-22), when each team will play its three Group opponents in a round-robin format. Placed in Group A are Team Canada, Team Czech Republic, Team Europe and Team USA. The four teams in Group B are Team Finland, Team North America, Team Russia and Team Sweden.   The top two finishers in Group A and Group B will advance to the Semifinals (Sept. 24-25), where the firstplace team from each Group will face an elimination game against the second-place team from the other Group. The two Semifinal winners will meet in the Final, a bestof-three series on Sept. 27, Sept. 29 and, if necessary, Oct. 1.   

For more info:

visit www.wch2016.com.


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