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READ US ONLINE @ WWW.EL-OBSERVADOR.COM Maize y Más: From Mother to Monster? Now through February 15 This group exhibition explores the significance of this heritage while illustrating the role it plays in our current food system. MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, 510 S. First St San Jose, CA (408) 998-2783; www.maclaarte.org   Ohlone College Community Education:Chinese Folk Songs Saturdays January 18 - March 1 @3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Ohlone College Building 2, 1st Floor, Room 2133 43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, CA 94539 ohlone.augusoft.net    Cirque du Soleil: Amaluna January 22 – March 2 Under the Big Top Taylor Street Bridge – E Lot   We are Workers! Not Slaves! January 31 @ 7pm San Jose Peace & Justice Center 48 S. 7th St. San Jose, CA Karaoke Night Wednesdays @ 9:00pm Double D’s Sports Grille 354 N Santa Cruz Ave

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Los Gatos, CA 408-395-6882  The Fresh Beat Band February 1 @ 5pm Event Center One Washingotn Square San Jose, CA (800) 745-3000    Rocky Horror Picture Show February 1; Doors open @ 11:45pm Camera 3 288 S. 2nd Street San Jose, CA 95113 408-998-3300 Tickets: $10   Terri White February 1 @ 7pm Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St. San Francisco, CA www.ticketweb.com   Super Bowl Sunday Run February 2 @9am 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA www.grpg.org   First Friday February 2 @ 11am San Mateo County History Museum 2200 Broadway

Redwod City, CA www.historysmc.org   Los Lonely Boys February 4 @8pm The Independent 628 Divisadero San Francisco, CA   Bushtrack’s Expeditions February 4 Morrison Planetarium The California Academy of Sciences 55 Music Concourse Dr. San Francisco, CA RSVP by January 21 (800)995-8689   Christina García - Reading and Book Signing February 2 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm Cristina García is the author of six novels, including King of Cuba, The Agüero Sisters, and Dreaming in Cuban SJSU Main Campus- University Theater 408-924-4600 assistant@litart.org    Lady Rizo February 6 & 7 @8pm Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St. San Francisco, CA www.ticketweb.com

Study identifies high level of “food insecurity” among college students 59 percent of students at one Oregon university were “food insecure” at some point during 2013 according to a study by the Oregon State University, the Benton County Health Department, and Western Oregon University. Food insecurity is limited or uncertain availability of nutritional and safe foods, and the ability to acquire such food in acceptable ways. San Jose built North America’s first commercial AD facility San José’s success with a public-private partnership that brought the nation’s firstcommercial dry anaerobic digestion (AD) facility to San José. The AD facility is an integral part of the City’s commercial waste management system, which has nearly tripled therecycling rate of the old system; the new commercial waste system is acknowledged as oneof the best in the nation and a leading model. California’s water action plan releasedThe Governor’s proposed 201415 budget lays a solid fiscal foundation for implementing near-term actions for the plan, recommending $618.7 million in funding for water efficiency projects, wetland and watershed restoration, groundwater programs, conservation, flood control, and integrated water management. Diseñador colombiano obtiene un Premio Vilcek a la Promesa Creativa The Vilcek Foundation tiene el placer de nominar a Quilian Riano como uno de los tres ganadores de los Premios Vilcek 2014 a la Promesa Creativa en las Artes, que este año se enfocan en el diseño. Riano nació en Colombia y migró a Estados Unidos cuando tenía 13 años. Es el fundador y director de DSGN AGNC (Design Agency), un estudio de diseño e investigación colaborativa que explora la intersección del compromiso político y la arquitectura, el urbanismo, el arte y el activismo. Los Reportes de Calidad del Cuidado Médico 2014 permiten a los consumidores comparar la experiencia del paciente y la calidad clínica La Oficina del Defensor del Paciente (OPA) divulgó hoy Los Reportes de Calidad del Cuidado Médico. Los reportes de Calidad reflejan la atención suministrada aproximadamente a 16 millones de californianos con seguros comerciales, muchos con enfermedades crónicas que tienen consecuencias costosas, sobre todo si no se manejan eficazmente.

Virtual Lawyers in the Library February 3 @ 5:00pm Virtual Legal Advice Clinic offering free legal advice on a variety of subjects including immigration, civil law, divorce, child custody, consumer law, elder issues and small claims court. Campbell Library 77 Harrison Ave. Campbell, CA Make your appointment online at: http://www.probonoproject. org/virtual-clinics/ Listening Hour February 11 @ 12:30pm-1:15pm The Listening Hour is a series of concerts held every Tuesday and Thursday in the Music Concert Hall. SJSU Main Campus-Music Building(408) 924-4649 Home Buying Class Feb 13 @ 6pm Maggianos Italian Restaurant 3055 Olin Ave., San Jose, CA, 95128

Spanish for Activists Class Wednesdays 6:30pm San Jose th Peace & Justice Center 48 S. 7 St. San Jose, CA Zumba Classes at the Fairmont Tuesdays; 5:30pm Fairmont Hotel in collaboration with San Jose Athletic Club offer free Zumba classes to the San Jose community. For reservations email Tara.Betz@fairmont.com. 170 S. Market St. San Jose, CA Free Sunday Yoga in the park Every Sunday 11:00am Dolores Park Dolores St. & 19th St. San Francisco, CA 94114 Free Heart Screening for Children By appointment Valley Medical Center or family’s home www.infant-heart.com (408) 885-4415

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last Wednesday, January 22, 2014: Gov. edmund G. Brown Jr. delivered the annual State of the State address highlighting his committment to “pay down our state’s debts and remember the lessons of history and California’s comeback by establishing a rainy day fund to help maintain fiscal stability. His report was to all of California’s residents, not just to the Ca legislature per article 5, Ca Constitution. Main topics addressed were: 1) tHe DRoUHt: the Governor called for all Californians to conserve water, He laid out the key elements of the state’s long-term

water plan and noted the work ahead to fight climate change. FeMa and the national Drought Resilience Partnership (nDRP) will help coordinate the federal response, working closely with state, local government, agriculture and other partners. 2) ReFoRMS to SCHool FUnDinG are happening at the local School Board level because of the lCFF policy. no better example of this can be found than in your enactment last year of the local Control Funding Formula. this was a major breakthrough in the way funds are allocated to California’s schools so that our laws explicitly recognize the difficult problems faced by low-income families and those whose first language is other than english. as a result, those with less are going to receive more and that is good for all of us.

películas varían en contenido y origen, unas incluso son estrenos mundiales.

Cinthia Rodríguez el oBSeRVaDoR esta semana fue la fiesta de apertura para medios de comunicación de Cinequest. tuve la oportunidad de asistir a este evento que considero uno de mis favoritos durante el año. Para quienes no estén muy familiarizados con Cinequest, el mejor festival de cine, les voy a contar. Durante más de 20 años, directores y actores generalmente de películas independientes, y conocidos y otros de renombre, han presentado películas durante este evento. las

en este evento recibí la guía, la cual analicé con detalle, y pude darme cuenta que habrá películas que serán de interés para nuestros lectores, puesto que habrá películas tanto en inglés como en español. Recuerdo dos películas españolas, dos de Chile y dos películas mexicanas. lo grandioso de Cinequest es que podremos presenciar películas a las que no estamos acostumbrados a ver. Por lo general, estas películas cuentan historias conmovedoras, algunas son documentales y otras son comedia. Con este festival, podemos apoyar a los artistas que han dedicado su vida al cine y tienen algo que quieren compar-

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3) CaliFoRnia’s eConoMY: it created a million new jobs since 2010, a budgetary surplus in the billions and a minimum wage rising to $10 an hour! now state spending and revenues are balanced with more to come. We should thank the voters of California. in 2010, through Proposition 25, they established a majority vote for passage of the state budget. that ended the gridlock. then, in 2012, they approved the temporary tax increases of Proposition 30. these two initiatives, together with the recovering economy and tough legislative decisions made all the difference. 4) lonG teRM DeBt ManaGeMent: a list follows: a) over $100 billion for pensions owed to state workers, teachers and judges; B) tens of billions needed to cover retiree health care; C) $65 billion needed to maintain and keep our roads, buildings and other infra-

tir con nosotros. tenemos la oportunidad de sumergirnos en historias completamente ficticias o presenciar algo particularmente inspirador e impresionante. no me considero una aficionada al cine, pero me gusta una historia convincente y Cinequest hasta el momento no me ha defraudado. Cada año espero con interés este evento, para reencontrarme con caras conocidas que se dedican a traernos grandes películas. eo ha sido uno de los patrocinadores desde el inicio de este festival. tengo la intención de presenciar una película cada día y los invito a que ustedes hagan lo mismo. asegúrese de visitar su página web (cinequest.org y empezar a planificar las fechas. espero verlos en este festival entre Marzo 4 al 16.

structure in sound repair. and D) Contingency funds for future risks that could negatively affect our budgets like congressional decisions, natural disasters and the uncertain costs of the affordable Care act. We must pay down our debts. Fiscal discipline is not the enemy of our democracy but its fundamental predicate. to avoid the mistakes of the past we must spend with great prudence and we must establish a solid rainy day fund, locked into the Constitution. 5) eDUCation: local Control Funding Formula has made possible fine tuning the support of local priorities. together with new Common Core standards for math and english, will be a major challenge for teachers and local administrators. But they are the ones who can make it work. 6) tHe CRiMinal JUStiCe SYSteM: in the field

of public safety, we have changed historic practices in our prison system and transferred significant responsibilities to local authorities. the Federal courts, backed up by the United States Supreme Court, have ordered major reductions in our prison population and dramatic improvements in the medical and mental health programs that the state makes available. in response, we have transferred the supervision of tens of thousands of lower level offenders from the state to our 58 counties. this realignment is bold and far reaching, but necessary under the circumstances. and local law enforcement has risen to the occasion. our prisons are pioneering new programs and treatments as are the counties. Realignment works because of probation, the district attorney, local judges and the police who try new ways to deter crime and help offend-

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ers straighten out their lives. We must build more capacity at the state and county level and becoming more effective with mental illness or drug addiction. But we are on the right track. 7) DeMoGRaPHiC tRenDS: California is a pioneer. We have 25 percent of the nation’s foreign born and Ca is the first state in modern times to have a plurality of families of latino origin. So it’s not surprising that California is the state still having too many struggling families, too much debt, and too many unknowns. latino leadership must step up to this challenge.Dealing with and coping with these challenges will test our vision, our discipline and our ability to persevere. But overcome them we will and as we do, we will build for the future, not steal from it.


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Anonymous donor makes largest donation in the zoo’s history San José CaliFoRnia an anonymous donor has given $1 million to Happy Hollow Foundation to make needed improvements in the original zoo area of Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, which houses many of the zoo’s endangered species. the gift will also allow for planning to begin on a future multispecies exhibit.

The gift is the largest single private or corporate donation in the history of Happy Hollow. “on behalf of the residents of San Jose, i want to express our thanks to this donor for recognizing our nationally accredited zoo with such generosity,” said Mayor Chuck Reed. “a gift of this magnitude will enable our zoo to become a real force in conservation and environmental leadership, and build on the success of the improvements completed just a few years ago.” “this donation is significant for us because of its size and impact, and it’s especiallymeaningful because it came from an individual who cares deeply for Happy Hollow,”

said Heather lerner, executive Director of Happy Hollow Foundation, a nonprofit community organization that supports the zoo. “Clearly our donor is someone who wants to make a transformational contribution that will also inspire others in our community to come forward and invest in this invaluable cultural asset.” “Congratulations to Happy Hollow Foundation on this high-impact donation for our favorite zoo,” said Vice Mayor Madison nguyen who represents the area on the City Council. “this investment will enhance a key attraction for our neighborhoods and our entire community.” Val-

erie Riegel, Happy Hollow Zoo Director, said the funds would be put to use immediately, and a few projects could begin as early as this spring with a focus on upgrading animal habitats and adding new species to the zoo. “We’ll continue to concentrate on smaller dynamic species that can engage our visitors and connect them to the animal world,” said Riegel. “We also will continue to participate in national and international conservation efforts such as the Species Survival Program that supports the breeding of endangered species in zoos across the globe.”

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Beginning Jan. 26, travelers and airport employees will have a new transit option to connect them to the San Francisco international airport, courtesy of a re-alignment of Samtrans’ Route 140 that is part of the bus agency’s upcoming service improvements. the new adjustments to Route 140 are part of the Samtrans Service Plan (SSP), the most comprehensive overhaul of bus service on the Peninsula in over a decade. the culmination of more than two years of public outreach, the SSP aims to improve efficiency, reliability and ridership by “doing more of what works, less of what doesn’t, and trying new things.” Route 140 is an east-west line that serves the northern part of San Mateo County. after gathering feedback from the local community,

Recently in the Bay area, we have been hearing a lot about the uprise of crime in our neighborhoods. this is a very important time for citizens to get involved. as our local leaders battle with dwindling public safety numbers, Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers continues to spread the message to keep our streets safe and increase reward funds for anonymous tips. Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization that has a partnership with the community, local media, the Santa Clara County District attorney’s office, local law enforcement agencies in Santa Clara County including the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, San Jose Police Department and other local Police Departments.

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Samtrans adjusted the route so that it now connects to the Rental Car Center at SFo. From there, passengers can hop on the nearby automated airtran service for a free and quick trip to their terminal. For the cost of $2, Samtrans passengers can travel from points in Pacifica right to SFo’s doorstep. “SFo continues to lead environmental sustainability initiatives through our transit First policy,” said airport Director John l. Martin. “Samtrans’ new service gives SFo passengers, and airport employees, a oneseat, commuter-oriented option that reduces greenhouse gasses. We applaud Samtrans for taking this forward-looking step.” During peak times the bus will run every 30 minutes and it will also make connections to the San Bruno BaRt Station, giving pas-

the first Crime Stoppers program began in September 1976 in albuquerque, new Mexico and has since spread to include over 1,000 cities and 13 countries worldwide. the mission of Crime Stoppers is to work with law enforcement and the media to help make our communities a safer place in which to live. Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers was formed in September 1982 and is made up of a board of community volunteers. the key to a successful program begins and ends with the citizens in the community who provide anonymous tips that help solve crimes that otherwise may go unsolved. the Crime Stoppers reward fund is comprised of taxdeductible donations from service groups, businesses, and private citizens collected through annual fund-raisers and individual donations.

sengers coming from, or headed to, San Francisco a way to connect with the new route as part of their travels. the first phase of the SSP came in august, when Samtrans’ launched its new Route eCR service on el Camino Real. the eCR merged portions of Samtrans’ old 390 and 391 bus lines. Ridership on the weekday eCR has now surpassed the combined totals of the 390 and 391. along with the changes to Route 140, nearly every bus line in the Samtrans network will be modified in some manner when the changes roll out later this month. the second phase of the SSP also includes two new shuttles in San Carlos and Pacifica, which will combine elements of on-call service with fixedroute scheduling.

“Crime Stoppers works, because of you! that’s our motto, because it recognizes our reliance on the community for exposure, financial support and most importantly tips,” stated tuyen Fiack, President of the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Board. How can you help? Make a donation today by visiting svcrimestoppers.org or join us for our 3rd annual Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers Crab Feed Fundraiser on april 26, 2014 in San Jose. Visit us out online to find out more. Website: www.svcrimestoppers.org if you wish to leave information concerning criminal activity, call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line (408) 947-StoP (7867) or visit: http://www.tipsubmit. com


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Fremont CaliFoRnia Selected from over 100 nominations that were submitted, the northern California Bay area Biotechnology Center at ohlone College is among 16 finalists for the 2nd annual east Bay innovation awards. east Bay Development alliance (eDa) presents this award to the most significant contributors to the east Bay’s unique culture and legacy of innovation. “We want to celebrate their accomplishments,

raise awareness about the forward-thinking businesses and resources that are based in the east Bay, and inspire other companies to think outside the box,” said alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, Chair of the east Bay eDa. the northern California Bay area Biotechnology Center at ohlone College (nCBC) is vital to the region’s prosperity and technological innovation, providing skilled, workforce-ready employees for life sciences companies. nCBC directly addresses

the needs of such companies through partnerships with industry leaders, including Boehringer, ingelheim, life technologies, Bayer, BioChain institute, and more. these represent a few examples of over 1,700 biosciences companies in the Bay area, of which approximately 700 are located in the east Bay. thus far, the Center has provided training to over 2,000 employees from about 200 Bay area companies. one of the unique programs at the nCBC is the learning alliance for Bioscience

(laB). this program targets underrepresented students for articulated career pathways at 12 high schools, allowing completion of college credits while enrolled in high school. Students receive a head start in ohlone College’s Biotechnology program, without having to pay for tuition or books. once students graduate from high school, they have the opportunity to continue the program at ohlone College and in just one year can earn a certificate in Biotechnology. From high school students to current employees seek-

Santa ClaRa CoUntY the Santa Clara County Board of education has reached a settlement with former County Superintendent Charles Weis regarding property in downtown San Jose. Per the agreement, the deed to the property will be transferred to the Santa Clara County office of education (SCCoe) and the lawsuit between the two parties will be dismissed. Dr. Weis will pay the SCCoe $13,400. “We are glad to put this matter behind us with a settlement that is in the best interest of both parties,” said leon Beauchman, Board President. Dr. Weis served as Santa Clara County Super-

intendent from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2012. as a part of his employment, and in lieu of additional compensation, he accepted a housing loan from the Board to assist him in the relocation of his primary residence to Santa Clara County. Dr. Weis used these proceeds to purchase a property in San Jose, providing the Board with a promissory note. the note provided that all principal and accrued interest on the loan was payable after Dr. Weis left employment as County Superintendent, sold or vacated the property. after Dr. Weis’ employment ended, and with the subsequent downturn in the real estate market leaving

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the property “underwater” in terms of its loan value, the Board filed suit in order to reclaim the deed. the parties have worked diligently to resolve the matter in a mutually agreeable way, which culminated in a settlement to be ratified at the Board’s regularly scheduled public meeting on February 5. “this Board is committed to sound fiscal policy as stewards of the Santa Clara County office of education,” said Beauchman. “With the upturn in the housing market, we are fortunate to have a more favorable real estate climate that provides us with more options for this investment.”

ing career advancement, the nCBC provides authentic workplace experiences by providing students state-ofthe-art labs and opportunities for internships at local companies. the faculty is comprised of experienced professionals with handson experience in their fields. Upon completion, students are equipped for entry-level biotechnology jobs, career advancement, or transfer to university. the nCBC also serves to bridge education and industry through professional development workshops for

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teachers and community college instructors taught by subject matter experts. the Center’s force in innovation and economic development has attracted grants from the national Science Foundation, California Community Colleges, and the trade act Program’s “Design it-Build it-Ship it” grant. the east Bay innovation awards finalists will be recognized at a gala event on February 13, 2014 at the Fox theater in oakland where the winners will be announced.


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(StatePoint) For small businesses, adapting to the changing times is crucial. Periodically, it’s important to review what’s working and where there’s room to transform.

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“The new year is a blank slate for small businesses, offering the opportunity to streamline everything from connecting with customers to cash flow management,” says Tim Carroll, vice president of small business engagement at Deluxe Corporation. With this in mind, here are resolutions for small businesses to succeed in 2014.

Connect with Customers Nothing beats word-ofmouth recommendations. Thanks to new digital technologies and social media, it’s easier than ever to share these kudos. “In today’s digital world, you can reach millions of eyes simultaneously. The key is to also get customers to engage with you and share your story with others,” points out Carroll. You don’t have to be a social media maven to make the most of your digital presence. Take a look at other websites and incorporate appealing aspects of these on your website. Use the space to highlight successes. But don’t overlook more “traditional” communications. A recent survey found that 86 percent of consumers preferred receiving customer appreciation gifts – including thank you cards – through traditional rather than online methods.

Get Noticed Online A website can be a powerful marketing and sales tool. But if nobody visits, it’s a virtual ghost town.

Las hipotecas inversas se han vuelto muy populares en los últimos años, con la gran cantidad de personas mayores que buscan una forma de afrontar sus gastos, dado el gran golpe que sufrieron sus ahorros jubilatorios durante la Gran Depresión. PHOTO: (c) Monkey Business - Fotolia.com Your website needs to be indexed properly to show up high in search engine results. According to researchers, more than half of online shoppers don’t go past the first two pages of search results. This is why Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is critical. Optimize your website for keywords and phrases your customers are searching for online. To accomplish this and improve search engine rankings, small businesses increasingly turn to marketing services firms, like Deluxe.

Think Ahead Don’t get caught off guard by annual events that matter to your business. For example, it’s never too early to think about holiday marketing. Plan now to maximize sales when it matters.

Streamline Payments New payment technologies can streamline logistics and keep you in complete control of the payment process. For example, with Deluxe eChecks powered by VerifyValid, you can create a check in a few keystrokes on a computer or tablet and pay

your vendors in seconds – whenever and wherever you want.   With its proprietary technology, anyone can send or receive a Deluxe eCheck, without requiring payees to sign up for the service. The eCheck can be sent to anyone who can cash or deposit a check.

Prevent Identity Theft Identity theft and fraud are increasing, and businesses -- like individuals -- are at risk. Before giving out confidential information, confirm how it will be used or shared. Ensure password protection on your accounts, and don’t use easily available information as a password or authentication. It is crucial to have a contingency plan in place prior to ID theft or fraud. Services like EZShield Business Identity Restoration can help businesses quickly recover to pre-incident status. More tips and information about small business services can be found at Deluxe.com. This new year, make business resolutions to help set you up for success.

Pero el Departamento de Vivienda y Planificación Urbana (HUD, por sus siglas en inglés) notó que los prestatarios han estado optando, cada vez más, por retirar la mayoría o la totalidad de su capital inmobiliario al cierre, dejando muy poco o nada para sus necesidades futuras. En consecuencia, para mediados de 2012 casi el 10 por ciento de los tenedores de hipotecas inversas incurrieron en mora y corrieron el riesgo de que le ejecuten su casa por no poder pagar sus impuestos y seguros. Por eso, el Congreso autorizó al HUD a ajustar los requisitos de las hipotecas inversas FHA para: hacer que los propietarios gasten su capital más lentamente; asegurarse de que los prestatarios puedan afrontar los gastos del préstamo y demás obligaciones financieras; y fortalecer el fondo de seguro de hipoteca de donde se obtienen los préstamos.

Estos son los principales cambios: La mayoría de los que adquieren una hipoteca inversa ahora solo pueden retirar hasta el 60 por ciento del total del préstamo durante el primer año. Antes, los prestatarios podían hacer uso de

todo el dinero en un solo día, lo que auguraba un futuro financiero desastroso para las personas con recursos limitados. El límite del primer año puede no aplicarse a ciertos propietarios cuyos “pagos obligatorios” (por ejemplo, pago adelantado de primas de seguro, gastos de otorgamiento de préstamos, deuda federal atrasada, etc.) excedan el monto correspondiente al 60 por ciento; pero de todos modos tendrán que pagar una prima de seguro de hipoteca más alta –2,5 por ciento del valor de tasación de su casa en lugar del 0,5 por ciento, que es lo habitual. (Nota: Las deudas de tarjeta de crédito no se consideran un pago obligatorio; por lo tanto, las personas que tengan una deuda de tarjeta de crédito importante no podrán retirar lo suficiente para cancelarla). Generalmente, los prestatarios pueden retirar el dinero ya sea como una retiro total al cierre (con un préstamo a tasa fija), o como una línea de crédito permanente o pagos mensuales (con un préstamo a tasa ajustable). No obstante, ahora los retiros totales están sujetos a la prueba de los pagos obligatorios y el 60 por ciento, por lo que, para retirar más que esa cantidad, habrá que ir por el camino de la línea de crédito, al menos durante el primer año, para después poder retirar el saldo restante, si se quiere. Con las reglas anteriores, prácticamente cualquier persona que tuviera un capital inmobiliario considerable podía sacar una hipoteca inversa. Ahora, los interesados deben someterse a una minuciosa evaluación financiera para asegurarse de que podrán cumplir con sus futu-

ras obligaciones fiscales y de seguro. Los prestamistas deben revisar el historial crediticio del prestatario. También deben analizar todos sus ingresos, incluyendo sus ganancias, pensiones, cuentas IRA, planes 401(k) o beneficios del Seguro Social, y sopesarlos contra sus posibles gastos de vida, incluyendo otras deudas pendientes. A los que no resulten viables (es decir, los que tienen más chances de incumplir) se les podrá exigir que destinen una parte del dinero de su hipoteca inversa a cubrir futuras obligaciones, disminuyendo así el monto del capital con el que pueden contar. Las nuevas reglamentaciones reducen también el monto máximo de capital inmobiliario contra el cual se puede pedir el préstamo –en promedio, entre un 10 y un 15 por ciento menos que antes. Por lo general, cuanta más edad tenga la persona, más capital tiene y cuanto más baja sea la tasa de interés, más dinero puede pedir prestado. Nota: En este cálculo, la edad que se tiene en cuenta es la de la persona más joven listada en el préstamo. Como las hipotecas inversas son tan complicadas, los interesados deben consultar con un asesor aprobado por el HUD antes de poder solicitar una. Investigue previamente en los sitios web patrocinados por el HUD (www.hud. gov), la Oficina de Protección al Consumidor (www.cfpb. gov) y AARP (www.aarp.org). Consulte también con un contador, planificador financiero o abogado especialista en leyes para la tercera edad para asegurarse de que este tipo de hipoteca sea lo que más le convenga.


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Este año, la gripe está más fuerte que nunca. Puede provocar una hospitalización y peor aún, puede causar la muerte, incluso si eres una persona joven y saludable. De hecho, los jóvenes adultos son más vulnerables. La buena noticia es que no es tarde para protegerte a ti mismo y a tu familia, y la mejor manera de hacerlo es vacunándote. Sólo necesitas una vacuna que está cubierta por la mayoría de los seguros de salud, y todavía hay vacunas disponibles en tu comunidad. Entonces, ¿qué esperas?

Protégete. Vacúnate. ANUNCIO DE SERVICIO PÚBLICO DE KAISER PERMANENTE.

Para más información acerca de cómo puedes prevenir y tratar la gripe, por favor visítanos en www.kp.org/gripe

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(FAMILY FEATURES) “Hectic family schedules don’t have to get in the way of serving up tasty and healthy weeknight dinners,” explains leading nutrition expert, cookbook author and television star Ellie Krieger, author of “Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less.” Check the Neck for Ripeness Pears are best enjoyed at the peak of ripeness. The best way to judge whether a fresh pear is ripe, sweet and juicy is to “check the neck”: •Press the neck, or stem end, of the pear with your thumb, and if it yields to gentle pressure it is ripe and ready to eat. •To ripen your pears at home, keep them at room temperature. Display these beautiful fruits in a decorative bowl as you wait for them to ripen. •To slow ripening, simply put the pears in the refrigerator.

Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Pears, Shallots & Wilted Spinach Makes 4 servings

4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 2 shallots, thinly sliced 2 large USA Pears, peeled, cored and cut in 1/2-inch dice Juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 3/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock 4 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme (about 4 sprigs) 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 1/4 pounds fresh spinach, trimmed, washed and dried

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Place each chicken breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Using heavy skillet or mallet, pound breasts to 1/4-inch thickness. Season both sides with salt and freshly ground black pepper and lightly coat with dusting of flour. Place 1 tablespoon each of olive oil and butter in large skillet over medium high heat. When butter begins to foam, add two chicken breasts and sauté one side until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn chicken breasts over and sauté other side until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate, raise heat to medium high and repeat with another tablespoon each of olive oil and butter and other 2 chicken breasts. Add shallots and pears to pan and cook over medium-high heat until lightly translucent and golden, about 3 minutes. Add lemon juice, mustard, chicken stock and any juices on plate and deglaze pan, scraping to loosen any brown bits on bottom with wooden spoon. Simmer until sauce reduces by half, about 4 minutes. Add chopped thyme and parsley, and gradually stir in remaining butter until just melted. For spinach, add remaining olive oil and sliced garlic to large sauté pan. Warm oil over high heat. When very hot, and before garlic has color, add spinach and cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes or until spinach is bright green and slightly wilted. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. To serve, divide spinach between four plates, placing a mound on each. Top spinach with cutlet and spoon shallot and pear sauce over top.

(FAMILY FEATURES) “Los ajetreados horarios familiares no deberían interferir para servir cenas sabrosas y saludables durante la semana”, explica la experta en nutrición, estrella de televisión Ellie Krieger, autora de Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less (Maravillas para las noches de la semana: cenas deliciosas y saludables en 30 minutos o menos). Verifique la madurez en el cuello Las peras son más sabrosas cuando están en el punto máximo de madurez. La mejor forma de determinar si una pera fresca está madura, dulce y jugosa es “revisar el cuello”:

Chuletas de cerdo con peras en salsa de oporto Rinde: 4 porciones

•Presione el cuello (o extremo del tallo) de la pera con el dedo pulgar: si cede ante la suave presión, está madura y lista para comer. •Para que las peras maduren en casa, manténgalas a temperatura ambiente. Exhiba estas bellas frutas en un bol decorativo mientras espera a que maduren. •Para que maduren lentamente, guárdelas en el refrigerador. 3 peras grandes, firmes y maduras de Estados Unidos, como Bartlett o Anjouaceite en aerosol 4 chuletas de lomo de cerdo con hueso de 1/2 libra (de aproximadamente 3/4 pulgadas de grosor) 1/4 cucharadita de sal 1/2 cucharadita de pimienta negra recién molida 3/4 taza de caldo de pollo reducido en sodio 3/4 taza de vino oporto seco 1 cucharada de mostaza tipo Dijon

Pele las peras y quíteles el centro, luego córtelas en rodajas de 1/2 pulgada. Rocíe una sartén grande antiadherente con aceite en aerosol y caliéntela a fuego medio-alto. Agregue las peras y cocínelas, revolviendo una o dos veces, hasta que se calienten y estén ligeramente blandas, pero que conserven su forma (entre 5 y 8 minutos). Pase las peras a un plato. Sazone las chuletas con la sal y la pimienta. Vuelva a rociar la sartén con aceite, agregue las chuletas y cocínelas hasta que estén solo ligeramente coloradas en el centro (de 4 a 5 minutos por lado). Páselas a un segundo plato y tápelas para que se mantengan calientes. Agregue el caldo y el oporto a la sartén, suba el fuego a alto y cocine hasta que el líquido se reduzca a la mitad (de 5 a 6 minutos). Agregue la mostaza y revuelva hasta integrar. Regrese las peras a la sartén y revuelva. Distribuya la salsa sobre las chuletas y sirva. Receta adaptada y reimpresa con la autorización del editor, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, de Weeknight Wonders por Ellie Krieger. Copyright 2013. Todos los derechos reservados.


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Los Ángeles CALIFORNIA La batalla para reducir el consumo de tabaco se ha estancado en la mayoría de estados, incluyendo California. Este es el resultado del 12º reporte anual de la Asociación Americana del Pulmón titulado Estado del Control del Tabaco 2014 que se presentó. Cincuenta años después de que se publicara el primer Reporte del Director General de Salud Pública sobre el Consumo de Tabaco y la Salud el 11 de enero, 1964, el nuevo reporte de la Asociación del Pulmón indica que nuestro país debe renovar su compromiso de eliminar las muertes y enfermedades causadas por el tabaco.   El reporte sobre El Estado del Control del Tabaco 2014 hace un seguimiento anual

American Counseling Association If there’s a teenager in your house, odds are pretty good there are also communication issues. Parents want to know what their teens are doing, thinking and feeling, but often all they hear are grunts, complaints or singleword responses. Most parent-teen communication issues derive from a teen’s desire to be more independent. A ten-year-old may share all the highs and lows of the day’s events, but a fifteen-year-old knows not telling all is a way to be more independent, while avoiding parental criticism, judgment and advice.There’s no easy fix to this communication gap, but you can make it less problematic. Start by accepting that your teen will talk to and share feelings with friends more

del avance de las políticas centrales en la lucha contra el tabaco a nivel federal y estatal, y otorga calificaciones de acuerdo a si las leyes protegen adecuadamente a los ciudadanos de los grandes estragos que el consumo de tabaco causa en las vidas y en la economía. El reporte de este año destaca el 50º  aniversario del reporte histórico del Director General de Salud Pública en 1964 que conectó el consumo de tabaco con el cáncer de pulmón y otras enfermedades por primera vez.   California, que fue líder nacional en políticas de control del tabaco, se está quedando atrás a la hora de proteger a sus ciudadanos del tabaco. Si bien el estado obtuvo una calificación A por sus políticas destinadas a la obtención de un aire sin humo, recibió una D por sus bajos impues-

tos en la venta de cigarrillos, una F por no financiar suficientemente programas para la prevención y el control del tabaco y otra F por la mala cobertura de los servicios de cesación del tabaco y tratamiento para fumadores.   “A pesar de los grandes avances que se han logrado en la reducción de los índices de tabaquismo en los Estados Unidos, el consumo de tabaco sigue siendo la primera causa de muertes y enfermedades evitables en los Estados Unidos”,  afirmó Anita Lee, Directora General Interina de la Asociación Americana del Pulmón en California. 

than with you. Why? Friends are usually less critical, less judgmental and more likely to be facing similar issues. And friends don’t try to parent, but you do.

criticism. Instead, show you really understood what was said. Giving your opinion or suggestions without being asked will often just shut down communication again.

While you can’t give up your parenting role, you can tone it down a bit to encourage more communication. Start by investing time in your teen’s friends, music, video games, TV and other interests. Be open to inviting your teen’s friends to the house and actually listen to some of your teen’s favorite music. You don’t have to like any of it, or even those friends, but you want to demonstrate that you understand and respect your teen’s choices.

As parents, we want to protect our children and help them learn to evaluate situations, make decisions and face the consequences. When your teen realizes that you respect him or her as a person, and that you’re willing to allow his or her own decisions, you’re more likely to find that your advice is actively sought when he or she confronts a difficult or confusing situation.

You also want to offer communication opportunities. Yes, that means being available and actively asking questions, but it also means learning to listen. When your teen has something to say, don’t immediately offer advice or

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En combinación con el reporte nacional, la Asociación Americana del Pulmón en California presentó el Estado del Control del Tabaco 2014

The goal is for your teen to see you not just as a parent but also as someone who respects him or her and is willing to listen without giving instant advice or commands. Achieve that and teen-parent communications should begin to improve.

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– Calificaciones Locales de California, en el cual se otorgan calificaciones a todas las 482 ciudades y 58 condados de California en relación a políticas locales para el control del tabaco.  A nivel local, varios municipios han redoblado sus esfuerzos para proteger a sus comunidades de los efectos nocivos del tabaco a pesar de la falta de acción a nivel estatal.  En el año 2013, un total de 40 ciudades y condados adoptaron políticas nuevas. Sin embargo, a pesar de que muchas comunidades adoptaron medidas para mejorar sus calificaciones, un total de 330 ciudades y condados en todo el estado (más del 60% de todos los municipios) recibieron una F de calificación final en la lucha contra el tabaco.    Entre los municipios que han mejorado considerablemente en el Estado del Control del Tabaco 2014 – Calificaciones Locales de California se encuentran Berkeley, Oroville, Petaluma, Carpinteria, Duarte, Daly City, Walnut Creek y  San Diego. En los 50 años que han transcurrido desde el primer reporte del Director Gene-

ral de Salud  Pública, se han salvado 8 millones de vidas gracias a las medidas para el control del tabaco. En 1964, el índice nacional de tabaquismo era del 42%, más del doble del índice actual del 18%.    A pesar de estos avances, el tabaco sigue siendo la causa principal de muertes prevenibles en el país. En California, el consumo de tabaco causa unas 36,000 muertes al año. Más de 30,000 niños comienzan a fumar cada año en el estado, y el consumo de tabaco le cuesta $18.1 mil

millones a la economía del estado entre costos de salud y pérdida de productividad. Esto supone una carga enorme que California no puede permitirse.   Mientras tanto, la industria tabacalera continuó ejerciendo su búsqueda implacable de nuevos adictos y evitó que los consumidores actuales dejaran de fumar en el 2013.  Lo hizo con medidas a nivel federal y estatal que eximieran sus productos de protecciones significativas para la salud pública.   

NOTIFICACIÓN DE LA ELECCIÓN POR LA PRESENTE SE DA AVISO de que se habrá de llevar a cabo una Elección Municipal Primaria en la Ciudad de San José el martes, Junio de 2014 para los siguientes Funcionarios: Para Alcalde

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El periodo de nominación para estas oficinas comienza el 10 Febrero, 2014 y cierra el 7 Marzo, 2014 a las 12:00 p.m. Si no se nomina a nadie o solamente a una persona para un cargo electivo, se puede realizar el nombramiento al cargo elegido según lo prescrito por la §10229 del Código Electoral del Estado de California. Los centros electorales estarán abiertos entre las 7:00 a.m. y 8:00 p.m. Toni J. Taber Secretaria Municipal


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Alzheimers, as well as Dementia.

In the past, Maria GutierrezSan Jose resident and home care worker has worked extra hours to receive food. She would voluntarily work an additional 3 hours to receive a bag of basic groceries.

During the sit-in Supervisor Dave Cortese came out to speak with protesters.

Gutierrez came out to let her voice be heard about her wages.“I have not asked for food but my fridge is empty, right now I have two clients, my wages are not enough.” Gutierrez’s story is not unheard of for her field of work. She is just one of Santa Clara County’s 17,000 homecare workers whose average annual income was 11,564 last year, which is 65 percent below San Jose’s official living wage.

Veronica Taylor Ramirez El Observador Adelante Academy held its third annual Spanish Spelling Bee this past Friday,  Jan-

“You certainly have my individual support. Everything else in this county that deals with money, it takes 3 votes from the board of supervisors. You’re going to have to keep talking to each individual supervisor” said Cortese. Supervisor Dave Cortese publicly gave his support to home care workers. Photo courtesy of Katrina Ohstrom. Protesters and clients from the county program InHome Supportive Services (IHSS) gathered for a sit-in outside of the offices of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Monday, January 27.

In 2010, IHSS workers were among the first to make concessions during the wake of the recession. The county has since then negotiated raises for many other county employees but has yet to raise the wages of IHSS.

“We are doing work that is self-sacrificing, neglected, but full of love and compassion for our elderly. Elderly that have family with lots of disabilities,” said Gutierrez. She   provides cares for a woman with Parkinsons,

uary 24 at the academy’s school site where fourth grader Ruby Jimenez won, beating out 29 other contestants from grades 4th-8th.

school teacher. “To motivate them to study Spanish [and] to actually use it, we thought what better way than a contest with awesome prizes.”

California’s bilingual education programs had ended. The group wrote a proposal for the Alum Rock School District Board of Trustees and they accepted. The Alum Rock District school now has 540 students.

“We did the Spanish Spelling Bee because we wanted the students to value the Spanish language,” said Franklin Collazo a parent volunteer and elementary

The academy started ten years ago by a group of parents, teachers and community members who wanted a dual language program after

“When you’re learning two languages you’re using a part of your brain that people who learn one language don’t have to utilize. It really does develop your brain in a different way,” said Sandra Garcia, Principal of Adelante Academy. All 30 contestants were the top three spellers for their respective class. The

Karim Olaechea Communications Specialist for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 521 said home care workers are among the fastest growing positions.   “It’s not surprising when you think about it. The baby boomer generation is enter-

contestants are then eliminated round by round until there is only one contestant standing. The final rounds include words from semiprofessional to professional spelling levels. The academy also followed the same rules as the Spanish spelling bee at the professional level. Aside from winning a Samsung Galaxy tablet, Ruby will also participate in the national Spanish spelling bee in New Mexico. “At the end I was very nervous. And now I won, so I feel very happy,” said Ruby.   When spelling her final word Ruby switched

ing retirement, we have an aging country,” said Olaechea. “A lot of jobs are being created around the care of that generation.” There are approximately 200,000 seniors in Santa Clara County. Eventually, each senior will require longterm care. IHSS has pointed out that the county is not prepared for such a large amount of seniors. Moreover they are not prepared for the future when the number of seniors will increase. “What they are asking for is  equal treatment, and they are asking for wages that are going to keep these people and their families out of poverty,” said Olaechea.

a couple of letters. “When I saw it with a ‘j’ it did not look right so I spelled it with a ‘g’ and I won.” Ruby said she will use her Spanish language skills as a teacher when she gets older. “I’m very proud of my daughter. She worked very hard,” said Betty Jimenez, Ruby’s mother. Ruby studied for approximately 30 minutes each day. Jimenez said she will continue to practice spelling with Ruby to help prepare her for New Mexico. The academy received calls and emails from other schools interested in competing in their Spanish spelling bee. In the future, the academy may open the competition up to a county wide level or a Bay Area wide level. For now, the academy will focus its efforts on fundraising more than three thousand dollars to send Ruby, a parent, and a teacher to New Mexico.


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San Jose CALIFORNIA This week the San Jose Earthquakes unveiled a new logo and new uniforms in a special presentation as part of the club’s 40th Anniversary Party in Downtown San Jose.   During the month of January leading up to the unveiling, the Quakes official website and other digital channels provided content and information about the Quakes’ history, as well as key elements of the team’s identity.   “It’ a very exciting time for the San Jose Earthquakes,” said Earthquakes president Dave Kaval. “As we celebrate 40 years of Quakes soccer and with the new stadium scheduled for completion this year, we felt this was the perfect time to unveil a new look that embodies the true spirit of this club.” The Santa Clara Stadium Authority and the San Jose Earthquakes have partnered to present the first event at Levi’s Stadium. The Earthquakes will play host to Se-

attle Sounders FC in one of Major League Soccer’s most heated rivalries on August 2, 2014.   Kaval explained that they spent the last 18 months examining the club and their history, specifically what it means to be a San Jose Earthquakes fan. They interviewed former players, owners, executives, and fans in the community, supporters and found that people’s connection to the club was in three areas. The first area is really all about their devotion to be a Quakes fan. Second area was the connection to the history and the heritage of the club. Last area, they really felt that being a Quakes fan unified them across multiple socioeconomics.   “We’ve had unbelievable players, in the NASL (North American Soccer League) era, in the 70s, guys like George Best,” said Kaval. “The team was a really well regarded and fun team to watch and really took the city of San Jose by storm.” The San Jose Earthquakes who were once known as

the Clash, was the first professional sports team in the south bay. The first game ever played in Major League Soccer (MLS) was played at the Spartan’s stadium in San Jose between DC United and San Jose. “It was a little bit of coming of age for San Jose as a city and even beyond that, moving into the 80’s and then in the 90’s with the World Cup that was played here in the bay area,” said Kaval. There are so many moments in history connected to the club. More recently, they’ve had two championships. They’ve also signed a trio of MLS veterans, including defenders Brandon Barklage and Shaun Francis and goalkeeper Bryan Meredith. The Earthquakes will host Deportivo Toluca FC on Tuesday, March 11 in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal. Kickoff is 7 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium. Individual tickets are available by visiting www.sjearthquakes. com or calling 1-800-2252277.

In the 2014 State of the County Address, Supervisor Mike Wasserman, who this month took the helm as President of the Board of Supervisors, assured that the County organization is healthy, stable, and effective.   Standard and Poor’s AAA Bond Rating Signals County’s Fiscal Health and Strong Management Wasserman cited the recent action by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) that raised the County’s bond rating to triple A (AAA), the highest possible long term rating, as one example. S&P granted the upgrade noting the County’s strong budget flexibility and performance; and very strong

management, financial policies, and consistent ability to maintain a balanced budget. The AAA Rating will mean that when the County has to borrow money, it will be able to do so at favorable interest rates.   Wasserman discussed the need to remain vigilant given that 75 percent of the County’s budget comes with strings attached from the federal and state governments and that in its ongoing review and analysis, County Administration already has projected a preliminary $25 million General Fund deficit for next fiscal year. Wasserman said that his focus for 2014 will be to: · Keep our residents safe;

·Deliver services in an efficient and cost-effective manner; and ·Educate the public on the services the County provides. “The County is working on many fronts to meet the diverse needs of our residents. Whether it is helping kids find a safe way to school, providing shelter for those living on the streets, making sure immunizations are given, answering 9-1-1 calls, inspecting restaurants, making our neighborhoods safe, providing world class healthcare, inspecting gas pumps, operating our jails, or caring for our Seniors and children, County government is protecting our residents, in one way or another, every minute of every day,” stated Wasserman.


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PROYECTO DE CARRILES EXPRESS EN SR 85 Palo Alto Mountain View

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Aviso de Intención de Adoptar una Declaración Negativa. Aviso de la Disponibilidad del Informe Preliminar del Estudio 680 Inicial/Evaluación Ambiental (IS/EA, por sus siglas en inglés) y de la Reunión Pública.

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POR QUÉ SE PUBLICA ESTE ANUNCIO: Caltrans y VTA han estudiado los efectos que este proyecto pudiera tener en el medio ambiente. Los estudios muestran que éste no impactará significativamente la calidad del medio ambiente; el informe que explica las razones se llama Informe Preliminar del Estudio Inicial/Evaluación Ambiental con la Declaración Negativa propuesta (IS/EA). Este aviso es para informarle que el informe está disponible para su inspección, sobre el periodo para presentar comentarios, y sobre las próximas reuniones públicas a puerta abierta. QUÉ ESTÁ DISPONIBLE: El Informe Preliminar IS/EA está disponible en Internet para inspección del público en: www.dot.ca.gov/dist4/envdocs.htm y en las siguientes ubicaciones durante horas hábiles de oficina: Caltrans District 4, 111 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 VTA, 3331 N. First Street, en el lobby del Edificio B (Building B), San Jose, CA 95134 Varias bibliotecas – llame a Roy Molseed al (408) 321-5784 para obtener las ubicaciones o consulte el sitio Web mencionado previamente.

El Periodo para Presentar Comentarios Ha Sido Extendido Nueva Fecha Límite: El viernes, 28 de febrero de 2014 a las 5 p.m.

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En respuesta al interés público en este proyecto, VTA ha extendido el periodo para presentar comentarios del 31 de enero al 28 de febrero de 2014. Para más información sobre cómo funcionan los carriles express en el Condado de Santa Clara, favor de visitar:vta.org/expresslanes/faq. También puede ver información sobre el Proyecto de Carriles Express de la SR 85 en: vta.org/85expresslanes. SU PARTICIPACIÓN: ¿Tiene comentarios o inquietudes respecto al análisis ambiental del proyecto? ¿Tiene usted información que deba ser incluida? Los comentarios por escrito sobre el documento ambiental pueden ser enviados a más tardar el 28 de febrero de 2014, por email a: 85expresslanes@urs.com o por servicio postal a: Ngoc Bui, Office of Environmental Analysis, P.O. Box 23660, MS-8B, Oakland, CA 94623 CONTACTOS: Para obtener más información sobre el Informe Preliminar IS/EA, llame a Ngoc Bui, en Caltrans, al (510) 286-4736 o a Roy Molseed, en VTA, al (408) 321-5789.

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QUÉ SE ESTÁ PLANEANDO: El Departamento de Transporte de California (Caltrans), en cooperación con Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), propone convertir los Carriles existentes para Vehículos con dos o más pasajeros (HOV) en la Ruta Estatal (SR) 85 a carriles express. Los carriles express les permitirían a los HOVs que continúen usando los carriles sin costo y a los vehículos elegibles de un sólo ocupante que paguen un peaje.

the other day, while walking the streets of San Francisco, i started to notice all the cool clothes and shoes everyone was wearing. a kaleidoscope of styles coming together in our neighboring city by the bay. Suddenly it occurred to me, that even though San Jose and San Francisco are so close to one another they are so much apart when it comes to fashion and style. think about it. Walking in SF’s financial district i spotted men wearing well-fitted suits paired perfectly together with the latest style in shoes. Some even added a little pop of color with over-the-top socks. their hairstyles were perfectly kempt and all facial hair was trimmed and cleaned to just the perfect length. now, compare the same scenario, but in San Jose, and what you will see its something totally different. San Jose is a beautiful city with so much to offer. after all, it is part of the valley that has given the world some of the best inventions.

Sadly it falls short to others when it comes to fashion.

son to season without them having to look outdated.

Well, it is 2014 after all, and even though we haven’t invented flying cars yet, (i believe we actually have but they are not at a point to get mass produced, since they are too big and unpractical), we are now living in the future. i believe we should all care a little more about the way we dress and look, and put a little more effort into improving our wardrobes. trust me, when you feel good about the way you look, you feel good inside, you feel happy and happy people excel at the workplace, home and pretty much everywhere. Don’t believe me? try it and see; you’ll find it a bit difficult trying to get away from that person that’s oozing sexiness and staring back at you in the mirror.

tis the season to shop for next fall and winter! look for bargains online and compare prices. Recently i acquired two pairs of chukka boots for less than half the price they were when they first came out. aand the best part is that i chose two styles that i know can’t go out of style in the next couple years, at least.

i know not everyone has the budget to get new clothes every season. trust me i do. With all the high prices of rent that we pay in the Silicon Valley and all, i’m quite surprised we can even afford to breathe. But i’m sure, that if you are a smart shopper, you’ll be able to find clothes that can transition from sea-

the same principle applies to clothes. if you have the chance, take a trip to your favorite store and head straight over to the 50% oFF rack. Chances are you’ll find many items you’ll fall in love with. During this time of the year retailers discount most items from the previous season to the max, because they need room for the new merchandise coming out for the new season. and with the unseasonably hot weather we had this past fall and winter, there is a large amount of inventory that you can take advantage of and choose from. now you don’t have an excuse to look and feel your best, so what are you waiting for? let’s get out there and make San Jose one of the sexiest cities we know it is.


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property owners’ request to demolish the house. Various university and preservation groups filmed, photographed and preserved some of the house’s stone and wood building materials.

Plat of the Rancho La Purisima Concepcion, finally confirmed to Juana Briones: [Santa Clara Co., Calif.] / As located by the U.S. Surveyor General. Courtesy of The Bancroft Library.

Ramon J. Martinez, Ph.D. Special to El Observador The California Historical Society in San Francisco was founded in 1871. The society will host what may be their first bilingual exhibition (English / Spanish) titled, Juana Briones y su California ~ Pionera, Fundadora, Curandera (Pioneer, Founder, Healer). An opening reception was held on January 26 and the exhibit will run until June 8, 2014. Stanford Historian Albert Camarillo, who spoke at the reception, is serving as a guest curator. In Stanford News, Professor Camarillo said “The exhibition offers new perspectives on California’s history as well as an appreciation for a little known historical figure, whose stories reflect some of the best qualities we as people possess.” Doña Juana Briones de Miranda was born at Villa de Branciforte (Santa Cruz, CA) in 1802 and died in Mayfield (Palo Alto, CA) in 1889. In her early life, she was a poor and single-parent mother of 11 children (8 lived to adulthood). She went on to be a major landowner and leading citizen of Northern California.

Doña Juana’s grandfather and father came to California with Gaspar De Portola’s 1769 expedition. Her mother and future mother-in-law came with Juan Bautista de Anza’s expedition in 1776. In 1778 her grandfather moved his family to San Jose and helped assign house lots here. Spanish records of the time, indicate that the race and ethnicity of the families may have included mulato (Spanish and African) and mestizo (Spanish and Indigenous / Indio) heritage. She married soldier Apolinario Miranda in 1820 and they moved to land called Ojo de Agua de Figueroa near the Presidio, and later received a land grant for the property. In 1835, she and her family obtained the first of several lots inYerba Buena, and in 1836 they received a land grant for the lots which included the present San Francisco neighborhoods of North Beach and Washington Square. She raised cattle and vegetables which she supplied to the many ships in the bay. She was also a partera (midwife). As a curandera (healer), she nursed many sick and mistreated sailors from the ships and did not charge them for her services. In 1840, Doña Juana brought a suit against her husband after repeated

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Religious Pendant, Courtesy of the Autry National Center, Los Angeles; acquisition made possible by the Ramona chapter, Native Sons of the Golden West. incidents of domestic abuse and petitioned for ecclesiastical separation from him. That same year she purchased Rancho La Purisima Concepcion, over 4,400 acres of today’s Palo Alto. In 18421843, she built a house on the property and moved her family there, which today is at 4155 Old Adobe Road. San Jose Storyteller Olga Loya performs a dramatic and historically accurate monologue and dialogue with audiences and uses her spellbinding storytelling skills to bring Juana Briones to life. She said “ After performing Juana Briones chautaqua for thirteen years, I found it moving to see this exhibit. I especially loved meeting her great, great, great grandchildren and decedents of her brothers and sisters. I felt like I was meeting my own family”. The City of Palo Alto declared the house a historic monument in 1987, but in 1998, new owners of the property applied for a permit to demolish the historic residence. This began a decade-long battle by various preservation groups to save the house. In 2007, Friends of Juana Briones House filed their first lawsuit. In 2010, the California courts ruled in favor of the

A published source states that some of Doña Juana’s descendants live in Santa Clara County and visited the house to say their good-byes. One of them wrote, “The house is being dismantled, piece by piece, board by board. There goes much of our  California history--por qué?”  The wreckers started demolishing the house on Friday, May 2011 and soon 169 years of history was gone.

been placed at the entrance to the current exhibition. According to society, the wall fragment “ ... reflects the transition in California architecture from adobe masonry to the use of wood framing... The objects you will encounter reveal the influence of events and people on Juana as she adapted to the tumultuous challenges of nineteenth century California”. Also attending the reception was Jeanne Farr McDon-

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nell, author of Juana Briones of 19th Century California which was published in 2008. For more information on the exhibition and tickets, contact The California Historical Society at:

415.357.1848 or visit their website at: http:// www.californiahistoricalsociety.org/exhibitions/upcoming_exhibitions.html

According to Clark Akatiff who worked on the lawsuits “ ...an 8-foot-by-8-foot section of an original wall was purchased.....for $30,000”. This piece of the Mexican past has

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LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 587027 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Wilberth Promotions, 797 Delaware Ave Apt. 4, San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Wilberth Cruz, 797 Delaware Ave Apt. 4, San Jose, CA 95123. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Wilberth Cruz Jan. 31: Feb. 07, 14, 21, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/15/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586963 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Rodeo Bar & Grill, Club Rodeo Rio, San Jose Show Center, Club Carnaval, El Privado, Vixen Ultra Lounge, Club Rodeo, Club Rio, Club Viva, Rodeo Entertainmen Presents, 610 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Rodeo Enterprises, 610 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 11/06/1997 . “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.) Rodeo Enterprises Ari Avanessian/President-Sec. Treass. Jan. 31: Feb. 07, 14, 21, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586941 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Havana Boy, 4090 Barrymore Drive, San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara Co. Jose Aguilera, 4090 Barrymore Drive, San Jose, CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Aguilera Jan. 31: Feb. 07, 14, 21, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/14. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259786 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Renee Rochele Rettick, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Renee Rochele Rettick has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Renee Rochele Rettick to Renee Rochele Patron. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/22/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 29, 2014. Aaron Persky


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Park Ave #5, San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. Official Entertainment Studios, Inc., 461 Park Ave #5, San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a corporation; registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Official Entertainment Studios, Inc. Nicholas Grote/President Jan. 24, 31: Feb. 07, 14, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/22/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 587186 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, D’cache Beauty Salon, 619 Escuela Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040, Santa Clara Co. Jose Jr. Raya Gonzalez, 204 Sierra Vista Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose Jr. Raya Gonzalez Jan. 24, 31: Feb. 07,14, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/21/14. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259312 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jennifer Newcomer, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jennifer Newcomer has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lily Hong Huynh to Lily Hong Newcomer. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/15/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 21, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 07, 14, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259309 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Daniel Julio Sam Lam, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Daniel Julio Sam Lam has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Daniel Julio Sam Lam to Daniel Lam Sam. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/15/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 21, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 07, 14, 2014.

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259253 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Becka Avalon Truman, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Becka Avalon Truman has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Becka Avalon Truman to Elizabetta Petal Warthington. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/15/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 17, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 07, 14, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV254717 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Michael Mehryad Mohandessan, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Michael Mehryad Mohandessan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Michael Mehryad Mohandessan to Rych Apollo Marquis. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/15/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 17, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 24, 31; Feb. 07, 14, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586918 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Devine Electric, 39 Gladys Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043, Santa Clara Co. John Devine, 39 Gladys Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) John Devine Jan. 17, 24, 31: Feb. 07, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/13/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586852 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, RP Dorada, 2180 Story Rd. Suite #201, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Zoraida Ladino, 2180 Story Rd Ste 201, San Jose, CA 95122. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 2008. “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.) Zoraida Ladino Jan. 17, 24, 31: Feb. 07, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/10/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586838 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Intercambios Martinez, 2570 N First Street, 2nd Floor, San Jose, CA 95131, Santa Clara Co. Christian Martinez, 512 Toyon Ave. Apt. 161, San Jose, CA 95127. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Christian Martinez Jan. 17, 24, 31: Feb. 07, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/10/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586689 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Diamond Auto Detail, 74 S Autumn St., San Jose, CA 95110, Santa Clara Co. DRDA Corporation, 74 S. Autumn St., San Jose, CA 95110. This business is conducted by a corporation, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 1986. “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.) DRDA Corporation Rocio M. Salcedo/President Jan. 17, 24, 31: Feb. 07, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/08/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586656 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Silvia’s Jewelry & Gift Shop , 1822 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95128, Santa Clara Co. Jose E Aguilar, 5545 Clover Crest Dr. Apt 2., San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by an individual; registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose E. Aguilar Jan. 17, 24, 31: Feb. 07, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/07/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586590 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Chikilin Jumpers, 456 N. 6th Apt. #1, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Edgar A Nunez, 456 N. 6th St #1., San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/20/13. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Edgar A. Nunez Jan. 17, 24, 31: Feb. 07, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/06/14. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV258968 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vishnu Priyhaa Balabhaskaran TO ALL INTERESTED

PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Vishnu Priyhaa Balabhaskaran has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Naren Karthik to Naren Nair. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/01/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 13, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 07, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV258953 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Susan M Hyland & Daniel P. Hyland TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Susan M. Hyland & Daniel Hyland have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Wyatt Robert Hyland to Oliver Robert Hyland. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/01/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 13, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 17, 24, 31; Feb. 07, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586536 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, AT Auto Consultant Services, 480 Boynton Ave # 15, San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara Co. Toghrul Akbarzada, 480 Boynton Ave # 15, San Jose, CA 95117. This business is conducted by an individual, registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/03/13. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Toghrul Akbarzada Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586492 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Princess Party Supply, 896 Commercial St., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Blanca E. Aguilar, 1555 E Saint James St., San Jose, CA 95116, Eliud M. Angeles, 1555 E. Saint James St., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by a married couple, registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 10/01/2011. “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.) Blanca E. Aguilar Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/03/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS

NAME STATEMENT NO. 586456 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, CYVSA Mechanical Contractors, 600 N. 3rd St., Ste 201, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Saul Victor Villanueva, 677 Tarrytown Ct., San Jose, CA 95136. This business is conducted by an individual, registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 05/20/2005. “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.) Saul Victor Villanueva Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/02/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586065 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Realty World Elite Properties, 1211 Park Ave., Suite 114, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Wanda Klor, 1177 Branham Lane #424, San Jose, CA 95118. This business is conducted by an individual, registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Wanda Klor Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/18/13. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 585927 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Primitive Vantage, 3550 Stevens Creek Blvd. # 310, San Jose, CA 95117, Santa Clara Co. Ashenafi G. Kifle, 1601 Tenaka Place., # 147, San Jose, CA 94087. This business is conducted by an individual, registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ashenafi G. Kifle Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 12/12/13. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV258622 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tony Ngoc Thach Voong. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Tony Ngoc Thah The Voong has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Tony Ngoc Thach The Voong to Tony The Voong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/01/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 06, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV254798 Superior Court of California, County

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ana Jimenez & Juan Hernandez. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Ana Jimenez & Juan Hernandez have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Juan Jose Cobos to Juan Jose Hernandez Rodriguez THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/18/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan. 03, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV258379 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amparo Aguirre. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Amparo Aguirre has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amparo Aguirre to Amparo Jimenez. 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 3/25/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 30, 2013. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV258291 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Vishwanath Sen & Sriparna Sen. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Vishwanath Sen & Sriparna Sen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ramit Sen to Ritam Sen 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 3/25/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 27, 2013. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV258288 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Ann Ky. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Ann Ky has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. William Hak to William Jai Wei Tai THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated

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below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 3/25/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 27, 2013. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV158015 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Jesus Robles Velazco. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Jesus Robles Velazco has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Jesus Robles Velazco to Jesse Robles 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 3/18/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 23, 2013. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV256917 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Arthur Eugene Wilson. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Arthur Eugene Wilson has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Arthur Eugene Wilson to Arthur Tembu Ejiofor 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 3/25/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Dec. 02, 2013. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV256079 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Christina Pizarro. TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Cristina Pizarro has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rudyjanae Pizarro to Rudyjanae Hutchinson THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 2/11/14 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Nov. 14, 2013. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 2014.


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La Santa Cecilia gano su primer Grammy. Photo: Jason Kempin/WireImage.com Arturo Hilario El Observador El Domingo pasado el mundo de la música y entretenimiento salió para darle agradecimiento a los artistas y grupos más aclamados de este año en el 56 año de los Grammy’s. Desde los JayZ’s a los Beatles, las leyendas como los que empiezan a crear sus propias leyendas se unieron en el Staples Center de Los Ángeles para convivir con lo más impactantes artistas de la música ahora. Uno de esos grupos, de cual hable el año pasado, fue La Santa Cecilia.

De la categoría de mejor álbum de rock alternativo o urbano, La Santa Cecilia estaba en contra de una gran cantidad de talentosos músicos que incluían los legendarios Café Tacvba, Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas, Los Amigos Invisibles, y El Tri. De los cinco nominados, La Santa Cecilia es la banda más joven, empezando su propia leyenda en 2009 con el EP La Santa Cecilia. (Los otros nominados todos iniciaron en el año 1991 o antes).

Los Ángeles, como México y Latino América. Era fundamentalmente un álbum que reflejaba la sociedad de los estados unidos con los sonidos de música tradicional y ondas de soul, blues, y rock Angélico. Nuestra Señora La Reina De Los Ángeles empieza el álbum que críticos de NPR, y Los Ángeles Times consideran una fusión de “los cruces musicales de la frontera, fusionando rock, funk, punk, ska, cumbia, son jarocho, norteño y más”.

En la crítica de su álbum Treinta Años, que salió a fines de abril del 2013, dije que el álbum tenia traces de

Su canción mas conocida es la ultima de su álbum Treinta Días, la balada de “Ice el hielo”, que, aunque se oye

tierna y musicalmente alegre, es en realidad una historia sobre unos inmigrantes a este país que se embarcan en una vida difícil intentando sobrevivir en los estados unidos, una realidad para muchos de los que escuchaban su música. La música poderosa y intima de La Santa Cecilia también tiene el sabor “cross-over” en cual su estilo de música también se puede a relatar a músicos como Amy Winehouse. El domingo de Grammy’s incluyo una dedicación de los miembros de La Santa Cecilia a no solo los familiares, miembros de su comunidad pero, profundamente más impactante, dedicando el premio a “los más de 11 millones de indocumentados que viven y trabajan incansablemente en los Estados Unidos en busca de una mejor vida para sus familiares”. Es esta banda que ha logrado tanto en solo una fracción de tiempo en la escena de la música Latina. Esperemos que crezcan y que logren el oído de muchos más indocumentados, como los que hacen las leyes, en el futuro cerca. Entonces, felicidades a Treinta Días, y a todos a los que se les dedico el disco y el Grammy. Su álbum está ahora a la venta en tiendas, y por opción digital.

México (Notimex) El cantautor Enrique Bunbury, quien se presentará este miércoles en el Auditorio Nacional, recibió en este país Disco de Platino por 60 mil copias vendidas de su álbum “Palosanto”. Con “Palosanto”, el cantante realiza una extensa gira a nivel mundial, misma que dio inicio el pasado 14 de enero en las instalaciones del Plaza Condesa de México, con localidades agotadas. De esta nueva producción se desprenden los sencillos “Despierta” y “Más alto que

nosotros sólo el cielo”. El video de este tema fue dirigido por Alexis Morante y filmado en una plantación en Lancaster, en el norte de Los Ángeles, California. Esta nueva placa incluye 15 temas entre los que destacan “Salvavidas”, “Los inmortales”, “Prisioneros”, “El cambio y la celebración” y “Mar de dudas”, entre otros. Recientemente, Bunbury comentó que participará en la banda sonora de la película que tratará la vida de Mario Moreno “Cantinflas”, que está muy próxima a estrenarse.


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Jason (Zac Efron) and Daniel (Miles Teller) are living a carefree single life in New York City when their best friend Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) learns his wife wants a divorce. In a show of support, the three longtime buddies promise each other that they will avoid commitment at all costs and stay single together, but their plans are derailed when Mikey starts to surreptitiously date his ex, and Jason and Daniel unexpectedly fall in love. Soon each man finds himself at the most crucial point in a relationship, a moment when “so…” becomes the most terrifying word in the English language.

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“Labor Day” centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.


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VIBRAS

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ras y te sentirás revitalizado. en cuestión laboral tendrás mejor suerte que en meses anteriores. tu salud será bendecida por el Ángel Rafael. el amor te dará un motivo para ser feliz. Números de la suerte: 9-10-23-34-39-40 Mario Jiménez Castillo el oBSeRVaDoR

Aries

Mes cargado de buenas noticias aunque tendrás que enfrentar un poco de crítica, muchos ojos están puestos en tu persona. tu economía mejorará pero tienes que ir saldando deudas pendientes, ahorra lo más que puedas. ofréndale una vela roja a San expedito. Números de la suerte: 2-18-21-34-33-46

Tauro

tu regente Venus, por fin está directo, en estos días recibirás noticias alentado-

Géminis

Posterga esas decisiones que tienes que tomar para el mes entrante, por ahora no es el momento más oportuno para cambios radicales. tendrás ante ti la oportunidad de hacer mejor tu trabajo y ayudar a los demás. San antonio de Padua te concederá un milagro. Números de la suerte: 1-5-9-11-22-44

Cáncer

Júpiter esta retrógrado en tu signo y lo estará hasta el día 6 de marzo, puedes observar retraso en muchas cosas, especialmente en cuanto a trabajo se refiere, pero no

desmayes porque una hada madrina hará mucho por ti. la Virgen del Carmen iluminará tu camino. Números de la suerte: 7-13-17-31-34-56

Leo

Problemas de pareja e infelicidad en el amor, esas circunstancias de un momento a otro quedarán en el olvido porque es augurio que serás el receptor de una gran bendición en el sector romántico. negocios y empresas comenzarán a dar sus frutos. San Cayetano bendice tu camino Números de la suerte: 2829-31-36-46-52

Virgo

es probable que experimentes algunos malestares durante las dos primeras semanas de este mes, especialmente nerviosos o digestivos. no te tomes la vida con tanto drama, debes aceptar los designios universales y tener

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más fe. Dios no te abandonará. ofréndale velas a San lázaro. Números de la suerte: 10-15-20-28-38-59

muy especial. Números de la suerte: 5-8-9-18-20-53

Libra

es probable que no te sientas feliz con tu situación actual pero debes ver el vaso medio lleno y no medio vacío, si te das cuenta, tienes muchas cosas por las cuales sentirte dichoso y bendecido por Dios. Pídele a San alejo que aleje de tu vida pesares y peligros. Números de la suerte: 20-25-33-35-44-55

Febrero es el mes ideal para poner en orden tus prioridades y hacer un examen de conciencia referente a tus acciones en fechas recientes. Recuerda que eres como el paladín de la justicia y siempre debes ser justo y ecuánime. Pídele eso que tanto necesitas a San Miguel arcángel. Números de la suerte: 2-11-21-31-39-45

Escorpión

es probable que te cancelen una deuda que viene de meses anteriores, sentirás como una energía renovadora circula por todo tu ser, tendrás una buena noticia a mediados de la semana. Relájate y no discutas por tonterías. San Judas tadeo te unirá a un ser

Sagitario

Capricornio

Venus por fin navega directo en tu signo, es momento para que te llenes de paz y serenidad, evita discusiones y evita entrar en conflicto con gente del trabajo. Que el mantenimiento de tu buena salud sea tu prioridad durante este mes y los que vienen. San Martín de Porres te concederá un milagro. Números de la suerte: 9-28-29-30-32-59

Acuario

tu regente sigue agitando el fuego de aries, y en ciertos momentos tendrás que apaciguar tu falta de paciencia e impulsividad, no es momento para decisiones a largo plazo ni cambios drásticos, después de tu cumpleaños las aguas volverán a su cauce. San Valentín te concederá un deseo de amor. Números de la suerte: 12-2-24-36-44-60

Piscis

tu planeta regente continúa navegando en su propio reino, descubrirás talentos y aptitudes que desconocías y si eres bueno de corazón y si tienes fe, un problema que tanto te aflige, desaparecerá, se acabará. el Santo niño de atocha, te concederá tu deseo más preciado. Números de la suerte: 17-1-32-33-4951

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Surprise your baseball sweetheart with a ticket package delivered by Gigante San Jose CALIFORNIA The San Jose Giants will spread the love throughout the Bay Area this February 14 with Valentine’s Day Gigante Grams, available for that special person in your life.  Fans that purchase any regularly priced 2014 ticket package by Tuesday, February 11 may have their tickets delivered by Gigante.  The delivery fee is only $25 and includes a special Valentine’s Day gift to be presented to your sweetheart at their residence or workplace.   “The San Jose Giants 2014 season is just around the corner and we have the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your baseball sweetheart,” said Juliana Paoli, San Jose Giants Chief

Marketing Officer.  “A ticket package delivered by Gigante will get your valentine excited for what is sure to be another memorable year of baseball at Municipal Stadium.”  Gigante Grams will be delivered between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM on Friday, February 14. Fans can reserve their package by calling (408) 297-1435.  All orders must be placed by Tuesday, February 11 and Gigante Grams can only be delivered within 30 miles of Municipal Stadium.   Additionally, fans that purchase a Gigante’s Kids Club

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Membership will receive a personalized autographed Valentine from Gigante.  A Gigante’s Kids Club membership includes a Family Fun Zone season pass, a Gigante’s Kids Club Gift, an autograph session with Gigante and a membership certificate. The San Jose Giants will also have special Valentine’s 14% off deals on merchandise today through Friday, February 14.  Be sure to visit sjgiantsdugout.com to find your favorite on-sale items. First pitch for the San Jose Giants home opener will take place at 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 10 against the Bakersfield Blaze. For information on the 2014 season and ticket packages please visit sjgiants.com, call (408) 2971435.  

México (Notimex) Chivas de Guadalajara será rival bastante difícil para Cruz Azul por la forma de jugar que ha mostrado en el Torneo Clausura 2014, por lo que este choque de invictos puede considerarse gran parámetro para los celestes, opinó el técnico Luis Fernando Tena. “Tanto Cruz Azul como otros equipos arrancamos bien, tenemos una buena base de jugadores y solidez, en cuatro partidos sólo hemos recibido un gol, pero estamos conscientes también de que Guadalajara arrancó bien, también Toluca, América y algunos otros”. “Chivas es un equipo dinámico, muy bien armado, con gente de mucho peso en el

ataque y creo que nos espera un partido muy complicado, muy parejo. Además, en su estadio y con su gente, siento que se han parado muy bien y tiene un ataque muy fuerte, los cuatro que juegan arriba es gente de mucha calidad”, señaló. Para el entrenador cementero, el grupo está mentalmente preparado para afrontar el momento de la primera derrota en la campaña, al tiempo de aceptar que es inesperado el arranque tan positivo del club, con 10 puntos cosechados de 12 disputados. Del tema del mediocampista Marco Fabián, quien enfrentará a su ex equipo y cómo debe afrontar el partido y el ambiente, reveló que ha charlado del tema con el refuerzo celeste, quien recién ante Veracruz el sábado

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anterior se estrenó como goleador. “Sí, un poquito, pero él sabe, está muy consciente de lo que le espera, (tiene) la duda de cómo lo tratará la gente, que al principio supongo que le silbarán como pasa con la mayoría, pero Marco (Fabián) es un jugador de mucha calidad y mucha personalidad, que conoce bien a sus ex compañeros, como ellos lo conocen a él”. Tena rememoró su etapa como jugador del Guadalajara, cuando fue dirigido por Alberto Guerra desde 1983 a 1986, al tiempo de señalar que sin duda es un club con una cantidad enorme de aficionados, que lo convierte en un auténtico “fenómeno social”.

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Your car can be connected so you can communicate efficiently and more safely. (naPS)

(BPt) if you spring clean your home every year, you might want to consider an often forgotten and usually cluttered space your email. Your digital world can get just as messy as any other area of the home with all the photos, emails and documents you’re creating and storing. Your inbox is a great place to tackle first, considering the average person will receive more than 10,000 emails this year, according to the Radicati Group, inc. according to outlook.com, 80 percent of the average inbox is commercial mail, such as newsletter and daily deals. all those emails could take hours to sort; however, with a few email tools, you can easily, and quickly, unclutter and organize your inbox. try the following tools to make your email spring cleaning easier: * Mass delete unwanted emails. the first step most users take when cleaning their inbox is to get rid of emails that they don’t want.

For these emails, features like Sweep in outlook.com allow users to easily delete (and, if you want, block) emails in bulk by deleting a large number of emails from certain senders, keeping only the latest and most relevant messages. You can even schedule a cleanup, saving you time in the future. this comes in handy when you want to clean up all of those newsletters or daily deals. in fact, the sweep feature helps outlook.com users move or delete 7.5 million emails every week. * Categorize emails, making it easier to access when needed. By creating categories based on topics that commonly appear in your inbox such as coupons, calendar related activities or personal conversations, you can then archive email to keep yourself organized and find emails quickly. * Create folders so you can automatically file away emails and easily find in the future. You can take this a step further and let your email service do the work

for you by creating rules that move email to folders as soon as they hit your inbox. * Set up actions to help you review all your emails quickly. once you’ve uncluttered your inbox, tools like outlook.com’s instant actions allow users to focus on important emails by quickly accomplishing the most common inbox tasks such as delete, flag and mark emails as unread - without having to actually open an email and read it. * Leverage your email to stay connected in other ways. Connect your email to Skype, Facebook, twitter and other social chat tools. in addition, when you connect other services, some email services automatically update contact information for your people so they’re always up-to-date. once you have your inbox spring cleaning accomplished you can get back to using email as a personal and productive tool rather than viewing it as a chore.

to help you stay in the know while on the go, today’s cars are equipped with all kinds of clever ways to keep you, the driver, informed and connected—and, more important, doing so in a much safer way. if your car isn’t already equipped to keep you connected, it’s actually easy to add a device that will transform your car into a “connected car.” For example, one of the most smartphone-friendly options for the car today is the latest smartphone-powered indash receiver, appRadio 3, which replaces your current car stereo, and through the free appRadio app (available in the apple itunes app Store and Google Play Store) control dozens of compatible apps ranging from entertainment to navigation. Using similar touch and motion gestures that you’re already accustomed to with your smartphone, you can more safely access these features on a high-resolution, 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. For additional safety and convenience, the receiver offers a variety of other important invehicle technologies: • iPhone and android oS connectivity—the receiver offers connectivity with the most popular smartphones, on both ioS and android

operating systems. Most iPhones, including iPhone 5, and dozens of android devices are compatible, enabling drivers to simply plug in and go. • Bluetooth—With builtin Bluetooth technology, you have the freedom to leave your phone in your pocket or purse and have the ability to make hands-free calls and stream music wirelessly without having to plug in your phone. You’ll have the added convenience of controlling music coming from the device directly on the large touchscreen display of the in-dash receiver. • Mirrorlink—Formed by the Car Connectivity Consortium, Mirrorlink lets users connect compatible smartphones to an in-dash receiver like appRadio 3 via an optional Mirrorlink cable, to access the three essentials needed in the car—contacts, music and navigation apps. • Voice Control—the convenience of voice control helps to keep attention and eyes on the road, where they need to be, and not on a phone. the receiver offers two voice technology options to do that: • Siri eyes Free—For consumers who use an iPhone 4S or the latest iPhone 5.

When activated, the Siri voice prompt plays through the vehicle’s speakers, and questions and commands are received and transmitted using the included microphone. this gives you access to perform many iPhone functions, including music selection, listening to and composing text messages, maps, calendar information, reminders and more. • Voice Recognition for android—Consumers with compatible voice-enabled android smartphones can use Google Voice for handsfree calling and finding and playing stored music on the device. appRadio 3 (SPHDa210) also includes playback of conventional media with a CD/DVD slot and an aM/FM tuner. it was developed by the experts of in-vehicle entertainment, Pioneer electronics, and provides rich and powerful sound quality for an enhanced driving experience. For more information, visit www.pioneerelectronics.com, or to see a video of how appRadio 3 works, visit www.appradioknows. com. You can also keep in touch with Pioneer by visiting Facebook.com/P i o n e e r n o r t h a m e r i c a , Youtube. com/Pioneerelectronics and twitter.com/PioneerUSa.


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