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Bill Introduced to Restrict Use of Solitary Confinement on Children Senator Leland Yee will introduce a bill to restrict the use of solitary confinement on children in the juvenile system. Nationally, more than half of youth who committed suicide while in a correctional facility were placed in solitary confinement. One Billion RisingOne in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, this number amounts to one billion women. The movement “One Billion Rising” seeks to promote justice for women everywhere this Valentine’s Day by calling to end violence against women and girls. At 6:00pm at San Francisco square, the group will speak out, dance, and share their stories. Councilmember’s, advocates, and celebrities will also be present to promote justice.

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Assembly member Frazier introduces bill to increase traffic safety Assembly member Jim Frazier introduced legislation to prevent road accidents and deaths as a result of  distracted driving. Assembly Bill 1646 will ensure that drivers understand the danger of cell phone use before they receive their license, increase fines for illegal cell phone use to closely align with penalties from across the nation, and assign a point to drivers who continue to violate the law.

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Ocho de cada 10 latinos sin seguro podrían calificar para Medicaid y mas Según un nuevo informe publicado hoy por el HHS, aproximadamente 8 de cada 10 latinos sin seguro podrían calificar para Medicaid, el Programa de Seguro Médico para Niños (CHIP) o una reducción del costo de sus primas mensuales a través del Mercado de Seguros de Salud. Los latinos se pueden inscribir en español a través de CuidadodeSalud.gov, donde los consumidores pueden crear cuentas, llenar una solicitud en línea y adquirir planes de salud que se ajusten a sus presupuestos y sus necesidades. La ley AB 60 El Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de California (DMV) llevará a cabo el segundo taller público para ayudar en el desarrollo de los reglamentos que regirán la implementación de la ley AB 60 (Capitulo 524: Estatutos de 2013), la cual fue firmada en 2013 por el Gobernador Brown. La ley AB 60 proporciona a las personas que tienen la edad requerida y cumplen con todos los requisitos para una licencia de manejar pero que no pueden someter prueba de presencia legal en los Estados Unidos y no son elegibles para un número de Seguro Social, el privilegio de solicitar y obtener una licencia de manejar.Para ver una transmisión visite la página http://cadmv.swagit.com/ 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 Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball Until March 16th San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St. San Francisco, CA 94102 415-557-4400 Karaoke Night Wednesdays @ 9:00pm Double D’s Sports Grille 354 N Santa Cruz Ave

Los Gatos, CA 408-395-6882 Baniff Mountain Film Festival World Tour February 23 @ 7:00pm Rio Theatre 1205 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Lula Washington Dance Theatre Performance February 28 @8:00pm Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater 1700 Alum Rock San Jose, CA 408-272-9924 Purchase tickets at: http:// www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/549689

Gabriel Iglesias March 1st @ 8:00pm SAP Center 525 West Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95113 Mardi Gras Celebration March 1st @ 6:00pm

14107-O Winchester Blvd. Los Gatos, CA 95032 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ mardi-gras-celebrationtickets-10315603247

Milpitas Chamber of Commerce: 21st Annual Auction & Crab Feed March 7th @ 6:00pm Napredak Hall Montague Expressway San Jose, CA 95131 Reservations required http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ milpitas-chamber-of-commerce21st-annual-auction-crab-feedfriday-march-7-2014-600pmtickets-9343856727 $50 Saratoga Symphony Concert March 9th @2:30pm St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 13601 Saratoga Ave Saratoga, CA

P.O. Box 1990 San Jose, CA 95109 99 North First Street, Suite 100 San Jose, CA 95113

Affordable Care Act 101 February 24th 6:00pm-8:00pm Campbell Library 77 Harrison Ave Campbell, CA The Self Love Diet: The Only Diet that Works February 25th @ 4:00pm 7 paths to healing and recovery Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library 150 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, CA 95112 408-808-2000 Retirement Workshop March 13th @ 1:00pm Joyce Ellington Branch Library 491 E. Empire St. San Jose, CA 95112 Register at 408-774-0593 Spanish for Activists Class Wednesdays 6:30pm San Jose Peace & Justice Center

48 S. 7th 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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Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR   Read “Educating Latino Students is a Team Effort” in “East Side Eddie” by Eddie Garcia, whose wife, Sandra, is the principal of ARUSD’s Adelante Dual Language Academy. ADLA was the recipient of ARCE tablets funded by LINC (Leveraging Influence in Neighboring Communities). A LINC member, Reynaldo Gil, a gifted Latino entrepreneur with innovative insight and who has several patents used in ‘cloud computing’, consulted with ADLA teachers before selecting the ARCE tablet which LINC funded. LINC organized orientation sessions which enabled students to learn at their individual pace. The outcome some two years later: ADLA had API scores which placed it in the top ten.   The LINC group, in collaboration with ALDA teaching staff, organized a ‘parents evening’ where each child demonstrated to his/her parent their newly acquired skills in using their own ARCE tablet to ‘pull up information’ available electronically. ‘I personally heard a father say, “We must get a computer in our home somehow.” Teachers involved were Anne and Franklin Collazo, members of LINC.   Why am I telling you all this background information? It is because Eddie Garcia is correct in communicating that ‘EDUCATING LATINO STUDENTS IS A TEAM EFFORT’. Appropriate rec-

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ognition must be given to the parents of each student. After all, they begat that child. They are the ones who nurtured that child by providing intensive focused care, devotion and love since conception and birth. They teach that child the beginnings of relationship and language skills. The parents, as a couple, do the initial teaching of each child. So the ‘team effort’ begins with each child’s parents, both father and mother. If society is to raise the educational ability of a child, it seems logical that parents need to have access to the latest parenting knowledge. Both parents need to be taught parenting skills they do not have. This is why some local organizations such as ‘First Five’ exist…. their staff informs parents regarding how to best deal with developmental issues that each child goes through while ‘growing up’.   It is essential to have fun while teaching each child communication skills, the alphabet, and numerals, because all human knowledge is available through the precise and appropriate use of symbols. Graphic Arts is an important conveyor of much information. The human voice develops over time as one’s brain develops when stimulated and used. Each of us learns through the use of our senses: touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Many children need to be assessed because of a deficiency in these faculties, especially sight and hearing. A child also needs to learn early on to manage frustration and anger, which may lead to violent behavior. It certainly takes a whole village to teach a child, but it begins with the couple who parented that child whose brain keeps developing until about age 26, according to recent ‘brain research’.

 Let’s now examine local elementary and high schools. A child needs to learn many things such as, how to make conversation, ask questions, behave socially, be a team member and develop intimate friendships. A very important concept is ‘learning for life from one’s life from now on’. All must learn to manage personal ‘business affairs’ by learning, at the minimum, how to use money (which is ‘one’s license to perform, produce, and consume’ because this definition emphasizes “What I do with my money” rather than what money does for me). Knowledge of the use of money is essential if one is to be self sufficient in society, commerce, and governance. One needs to learn a system of logical values, ethics and morals with which information is assessed and used. One must constantly evaluate information received: “Will I use it; if so I must remember it; If not, then let me ignore it.” One must continuously learn as one goes through all the developmental stages of life from conception to death.   Therefore, the proper mission of local k-12 school districts is to focus upon having as many students as possible earn their high school diploma, and develop the skills to continuously learn. That high school degree tells a future employer that that individual has already learned the basics of communication (verbal and written), logic, and has accepted the norms of honesty and integrity. Today, too many educators are diverted from these basics by fads such as STEM. Let’s have our school districts focus on teaching the basics . And know that it will take all of us to accomplish that consistently.

Cinthia Rodríguez EL OBSERVADOR Esta semana una escritora y yo, decidimos que queríamos saber lo que la gente estaba planeando para el Día de San Valentín. Resultó ser un interesante intento el hacer que la gente de diversos grupos respondiera una pregunta tan simple. Tuvimos la suerte de entrevistar algunas personas que realmente celebran a plenitud el tal dichoso día. También nos encontramos con gente que ve ese día como un día cualquiera. Algunos nunca habían celebrado y había incluso una señora que nos recordó que algunas religiones no permiten ningún tipo de reconocimiento de días festivos. Tuvimos una mezcla de respues-

tas. No me esperaba eso, pero estoy feliz con los resultados. Una respuesta de un hombre, me hizo pensar acerca de las parejas casadas. Él admitió haber tenido un gran día de San Valentín pero cuando sólo estaba saliendo con su esposa. Ahora realmente no celebra. Agregó que lo intentan celebrar pero no es como antes. Eso me decepciona. Aunque personalmente no soy un gran fan del día del amor y la amistad me gusta que sirve como recordatorio a la gente que está bien darle a su pareja flores, chocolate, e invitarles a una cena especial. Puede parecer cursi, pero siento que a todos les gusta que se reconozca qué tan importante son en la vida de otra persona, aunque estén casados y con chamacos. Yo nunca he estado casada pero estaba en una relación que yo consideraba seria. Habíamos llegado a estar muy acostumbrados el uno al otro. Sinceramente nosotros no éramos así, súper cursi y nunca me molestó eso, porque yo creo que hay muchas maneras de ser romántico y demostrar cuánto quieres a tu pareja.

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Yo soy fan de las flores. Me encanta el chocolate pero prefiero mil veces ir a la playa, salir a caminar, andar en bici o algo simple, como que me preparen una cena en casa. Las parejas que ya están casados pueden hacer cosas que recuerden haber hecho cuando apenas se estaban conociendo. Porque la rutina es muy aburrida. Nada puede ser comparado a que le recuerdes como fue antes y que sigues sintiendo lo mismo todos eso años que llevan juntos. Unas de mis memorias favoritas del día de san Valentín fue cuando le regalé un cuadro a mi pareja. Me tomó varias horas pintarlo. Cosas así no tienen precio material y no pueden ser comparadas a una tarjeta que puedes comprar en cualquier lugar. No se te olvide que los detalles pequeños son los mejores. Toma el tiempo de recordarle a todos tus amigos, hijos, y padres lo mucho que los quieres. Ese día no tiene que ser triste. Todos tenemos a una persona que nos ama. También cuenta el amor a sí mismo. Con ese se empieza. Y por sí no lo sabían ¡amo a todos nuestros lectores!


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(SPM WIRE) If Washington’s Birthday, often known as Presidents Day, is a vacation for your family, consider making it more than just a regular day away from work and school. Celebrated the third Monday in February, many stores offer sales on special deals on this day. But you can celebrate the holiday more the-

matically than by spending an afternoon at the mall. Consider visiting a museum focused on American History. And it’s a great day to take a trip to a National Park, as the National Park Service is commemorating the holiday by waiving entrance fees for the entire three-day weekend. Or take a trip to the library in advance and stock up on

presidential-themed books and movies. If the weather outside is frightful, curl up on the couch and watch a biopic or documentary about your favorite president. You can learn a lot from the comfort of home. This President’s Day, make your three-day weekend meaningful with some president-focused, educational fun.

Over 100 hundred San Jose residents gathered at the sixth annual Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force on Saturday. The summit, held at Mt. Pleasant High School, provided workshops and a resource fair opened to the public in hopes of creating a safer San Jose. Mayor Chuck Reed along with other council members opened the ceremony emphasizing the need to continue the strong relationship amongst city leaders and community members in the battle against youth violence.“I’m in this fight for all these young people,” stat-

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ed District 8 council member, Rose Herrera. “The word “gang” is associated with the word “problem” but I also want to say there is an opportunity…there’s an opportunity because we have young people that have potential,” said Herrera. 

to work so they see gangs as another family member.” Villareal-Munoz stated although this was her first time attending the summit, she learned valuable information. “I’m going to continue to be involved because you need to put your family first.”

According to the Gang Prevention Task Force, 58% offenders of gang-related crimes are 19 years old or under.

With Norteños and Sureños making up the vast majority of gang activity in San Jose, the Gang Task Prevention Force says its committed to improving the quality of life for its underage community members and providing programs to give young adults hope. Participants also received a goody bag filled with pamphlets of local resources for families and youth who seek any gang-related help or assistance.

San Jose resident, Diana Villareal-Munoz said she cancelled her Saturday breakfast plans for her children’s safe future. “I’m a single mother and a lot of these children, besides my own, are not being attended to because their parents need

 

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SANTA CLARA COUNTY CALIFORNIA More than 46,000 free ebooks are currently available to Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) cardholders.  To enhance the ebook experience, SCCLD has joined ReadersFirst, an international coalition of libraries committed to improving  ebook access  and services for  public library patrons.  Organized by librarians representing 292 library systems and 199 million readers, the international coalition developed the ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors.   “Library users enjoy the convenience of reading a great novel or learning from re-

search materials anytime, anywhere,” said President Mike Wasserman, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors, and Delegate for the County Library District Joint Powers Authority.   “I am pleased that everyone with a computer, smartphone or tablet can now remotely access and manage their own library accounts.”   ReadersFirst is committed to enhancing the role libraries play as valued and trusted information providers and advocating for more open and user-friendly e-lending services. Consequently, the ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors will help SCCLD assess the functionality of e-book distributors’ platforms based on a

patron’s ability to: • Search one comprehensive catalog to access all library offerings; • Place holds, check out and renew items, view availability, manage fines, and receive communications within the  single source; • Seamlessly enjoy a variety of e-content; and •Download e-books that are compatible with all reading devices. According to a 2013 Pew Research Institute report, 43 percent of Americans ages 16 and older own a tablet or an e-book reader and the percentage of adults who read

an e-book in the past year rose from 23 percent to 28 percent. “Improved technology combined with an influx of available e-books was the perfect fit for our staff to begin using the ReadersFirst Guide,” said Megan Wong, SCCLD Virtual Library Manager and Library District’s representative to the ReadersFirst coalition.  “We look forward to providing an improved ebook experience for our readers.”  Santa Clara County Library District started offering ebooks in 2007.  Since then, the number of e-books available at the Santa Clara County Library District continues to rise annually. 


SACRAMENTO Annual Advanced Placement (AP) results show that the number of California public high school graduates taking and passing AP courses continues to climb, with the number of graduates from low-income backgrounds taking at least one AP exam tripling.

Deadline for Applications is February 28, 2014 OAKLAND CALIFORNIA

deadline for submissions is Friday, February 28, 2014.

Feb. 10, 2014 . . . Interested in a paid summer internship? High school sophomores, juniors and graduating seniors in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to apply for paid summer internships in the transportation field. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) annual High School Internship Program seeks student applicants for summer internship positions in local transportation agencies throughout the region (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties). “The program’s purpose is to introduce students to career opportunities in transportation,” said Steve Heminger, executive director.

The program’s flexible schedule allows students to be employed either full-time or part-time for up to ten weeks between June 16 and August 29. Students will work with local public agencies in a department related to transportation planning or engineering, public works or public transit. Hourly pay is $10.75. Some 35 paid internships are available. A list of internship opportunities and the online application are available at: http://jobs. mtc.ca.gov/InternshipOpportunities/jobinternship. html. Program requirements can be found at: http:// www.mtc.ca.gov/jobs/high_ school/. MTC’s high school internship coordinator, Yulee Kim, can be contacted at 510.817.5807 for further information.

Students must be at least 16 years old by the start of the program this June and have completed the 10th  grade. Additionally, students must live and go to school in the county where the position is offered. Students graduating in 2014 are eligible to apply for the internships. The

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Students applying with a minimum unweighted grade-point average of 2.8 or above must submit one letter of recommendation. Applications from students with grade-point averages below an unweighted 2.8 will be considered if accompanied

by two letters of recommendation. “This is an opportunity for students throughout the entire region,” commented Ann Macaulay, program manager. “We especially need student applications for positions in the northern Bay Area counties.” Applications will only be accepted online. To apply, submit the completed application, along with a one-page response that describes, in the applicant’s own words, a transportation problem in their community and what the applicant thinks could be done to resolve it. A letter (or letters) of recommendation from a teacher, principal, counselor, religious leader or employer must also be included. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, February 28, 2014. In some counties, the deadline may be extended until the internship positions are filled. MTC is the regional transportation planning, financing and coordinating agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

The 10-year anniversary (2003-13) “AP Report to the Nation” by The College Board shows that 40.6 percent of California’s public high school graduates in the Class of 2013 took an AP exam, compared to 25.3 percent of graduates in the Class of 2003. The number of Class of 2013 students in California taking an AP exam grew from 86,303 in 2003 to 152,647, an increase of 66,344. The number of low-income students taking an AP exam during the same period increased from 18,677 to 64,539, an increase of 45,862. California placed sixth in the nation in the percentage (26.9) of students who scored at least a 3 out of 5 on an AP exam during high school. California moved up from eighth on the list over last

year and is one of 17 states to score above the national average of 20.1 percent. About 17.3 percent of graduates in the Class of 2003 achieved the same score. “It’s important to recognize that not only are more and more students feeling equipped to tackle these college-level courses, but that more and more of them are succeeding,” Torlakson said. “Along with their schools and families, they are working hard to be ready for college, and I’m glad to see the numbers continue to climb.” The report also shows growing AP participation among diverse student groups in California. The percentage of Hispanic/Latino AP exam takers in the 2013 graduating class was 38.3 percent, compared to 28.6 percent in 2003. The percentage of AP exam takers in the 2013 graduating class who were African American was 3.7 percent, compared to 3.2 percent in 2003. Each year, The College Board honors three districts with a special reward recognizing success at expanding access to AP courses while also increasing the percent-

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age of students scoring a 3 or higher on the exams. El Monte Union High School Districts in El Monte, California, was named the 2014 AP Equity and Excellence District of the Year for being the nation’s leader among medium-sized districts. The following 28 other school districts from California were also named to The College Board’s most recent honor roll for expanding access to AP and increasing the percentages of students scoring a 3 or higher on AP exams: Alameda Unified, Carlsbad Unified, Central Unified, Chico Unified, Diocese of Sacramento, Diocese of San Jose, El Monte Union High School, Fillmore Unified, Fremont Unified, Huntington Beach Union High School, Irvine Unified, Kings Canyon Unified, Las Virgenes Unified, Los Alamitos Unified, Milpitas Unified, Oak Park Unified, Pajaro Valley Unified, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified, Reef-Sunset Unified, Saddleback Valley Unified, San Lorenzo Valley Unified, San Luis Coastal Unified, San Ramon Valley Unified, Santa Ana Unified, Temecula Valley Unified, Tracy Unified, Tustin Unified, and Walnut Valley Unified.


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(SACRAMENTO) The statewide median income for all 2012 individual tax returns was $35,910, an increase of 3.5 percent over 2011’s median income amount. For joint returns, the statewide median income was $70,938, an increase of 4.1 percent over 2011, according to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB).
 
 Median income is the point where one half of the tax returns are above and one half is below the midpoint of the range of values.  Median income represents the income reported by a typical California individual or couple.
  
 California taxpayers filed nearly 16 million 2012 state income tax returns, reporting almost $1.5 trillion of adjusted gross income. This is an increase of 27.7 per-

Jason Alderman PRACTICAL MONEY

y la mejor respuesta que obtuve es: depende.

Uno de los temas que aprendí a evitar hasta no conocer bien a una persona (además de la política y la religión) es cuál es su postura con respecto al tratamiento de las mascotas. Algunas personas, cuando su perro se enferma o se lastima, dicen “Es solo un animal, es solo parte del ciclo de vida”. Otras consideran a Rover un integrante más de la familia y sacarían una segunda hipoteca para salvarle la vida.

En primer lugar, pregúntese: ¿Considera al seguro para mascotas como una inversión financiera, en la que espera obtener más en beneficios que lo que pagará de primas a lo largo de la vida de su mascota? ¿O más bien como el seguro del auto o del propietario, donde espera que nunca le pase nada malo pero quiere estar cubierto en caso de que ocurra una catástrofe?

Ambos tipos de dueños de mascotas probablemente ven los miles de avisos de seguros para mascotas y se preguntan si vale la pena hacer el gasto, que podría ser de varios miles de dólares a lo largo de la vida de una mascota. Hice algunas averiguaciones

De cualquiera de las dos formas, estos son algunos hechos básicos sobre los seguros para mascotas que podrían ayudarlo a decidir si le conviene o no: Los seguros para mascotas comparten varias características con los seguros de salud

de los humanos: Las pólizas suelen tener deducibles anuales, copagos y exclusiones, y algunas limitan los veterinarios, clínicas y hospitales que puede utilizar. Pero también tienen varias diferencias. Por ejemplo, las aseguradoras de mascotas pueden rechazar coberturas por enfermedades o condiciones preexistentes y establecer límites de pago anuales y de por vida. Algunas de las muchas restricciones a las que debe estar atento al comparar los planes son: Las primas varían ampliamente dependiendo de su lugar de residencia y pueden ser más caras dependiendo de la edad y raza de su mascota, la inflación de los costos veterinarios y otros factores. •Por lo general, usted debe

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cent from tax year 2011 figure of $1.1 trillion. Adjusted gross income is a tax term that means the total income increased or reduced by specific adjustments, before taking the standard or itemized deduction. 
  
 Over the past 40 years, the Bay Area counties of Marin, San Mateo, and Santa Clara have consistently reported the highest median incomes. Marin County still has the highest median income for joint returns, reporting $127,471, an increase of 6.1 percent over 2011.  

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pagar la factura del veterinario u hospital y luego solicitar el reintegro.

•A las mascotas que superan cierto límite de edad se les suele denegar la cobertura.

•Muchos planes deniegan o restringen la cobertura si el animal tiene problemas congénitos o hereditarios (como displasia de cadera en los perros o problemas renales en los gatos) y problemas prevenibles, como enfermedad periodontal.

•Algunas razas suelen estar excluidas o solo se las acepta con una cobertura restringida.

•Además de los montos máximos anuales o de por vida de los beneficios cubiertos, puede haber un límite en el pago del tratamiento de una enfermedad o accidente. •Si su mascota padece algún trastorno en particular un año, no se sorprenda si, al renovar la póliza, ese trastorno queda excluido –o si le piden que pague una tarifa adicional para la cobertura futura.

•Algunas aseguradoras le permiten aumentar la cobertura de su póliza de accidente o enfermedad con una cobertura opcional de “tratamientos de bienestar” para cosas como esterilización y castración, exámenes físicos anuales, vacunas y chequeos de rutina. Asegúrese de que la prima adicional valga el costo extra. Tal vez el mayor desafío al elegir el seguro para su mascota sea el de comparar los planes que ofrecen. Hay cerca de una docena de aseguradoras en EE.UU. y cada

1. Marin $127,471   
 2. San Mateo $109,827
 3. Santa Clara $109,309
 4.Alameda $93,557
 5. Contra Costa $93,367
 6. San Francisco $87,446
 7. Placer $83,869
 8.El Dorado $82,706
 9. Orange $78,108
 10. Ventura $77,340 Los Angeles County taxpayers filed more than a quarter (26.6 percent) of all 2012 income tax returns in California. Los Angeles County reported median incomes of $31,144 for all individual returns, and $60,939 for joint returns, ranking 36th and 25th respectively. The largest percentage gain in median income for all counties was 6.0 percent, reported in Contra Costa County. For joint filed returns the largest increase was in San Francisco County, with a 7.7 percent increase

una ofrece una variedad de planes con diferentes deducibles, copagos y montos de cobertura máximos, así como diferentes beneficios cubiertos y exclusiones. Puede ir directamente a sus sitios web para ver los detalles de los planes y solicitar una cotización, o usar un sitio de comparación independiente para ver cotizaciones de diferentes aseguradoras. Le recomiendo hacer una hoja de cálculo para comparar los beneficios y costos uno al lado del otro, al igual que cuando compara precios de seguros de auto. En resumen: Si decide que el seguro para mascotas no es para usted, al menos asegúrese de reservar algún dinero para cubrir los gastos previstos –y los imprevistos.


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Councilmember Xavier Campos will be a stem cell donor through the BE The Match program - a National Marrow Donor Program in Northern California

very much needed it. Fast forward fourteen years later; Campos receives a call from the Stanford Cancer Center letting him know that he is now a match for a 5 year old Latino. He underwent the transplantation procedure at Stanford Medical Center.

In the wake of rumors about Councilmember Campos undergoing a medical procedure tomorrow, this release is intended to set the record straight. Fourteen years ago, Councilmember Campos offered to be a stem cell donor through the Be The Match Program hoping he would be a fit for someone who

The difficulties of finding a match are not unusual in the Latino community. Unfortunately Latino patients have a

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Recently retired Santa Clara County Sheriff ’s Office (SCCSO) Captain Kevin Jensen was able to raise more campaign contributions than 16-year incumbent Sheriff Laurie Smith as reported in the mandated filing for the final period of 2013. Jensen did this with what he calls a no-pressure fundraising effort where he makes his case for being elected Sheriff and allows potential supporters to make up their own minds. With 28 years of service to the SCCSO, Jensen decided to seek the Sheriff position based on his commitment to serve the County of Santa Clara, lead the organization he loves, and support the men and women dedicated to serve the community. Having only recently launched his campaign, Jensen has attracted the support of many local, neighboring county and State law enforcement agencies as well as the community. Both the Deputy Sheriffs’ Association and the

“Since I’m not a politician, I’m dependent on a grassroots organization,” says Jensen. “It’s very encouraging to have the support of law enforcement, both active and retired, officers and rank and file and the community. This is an important election and I’m finding that many in the County believe, as I do, that it’s time for a change in leadership.” The Santa Clara County Sheriff oversees one of the largest sheriff’s offices in the State with approximately 1,800 sworn and non-sworn personnel. The Sheriff’s Office provides direct policing to approximately 200,000 residents and provides support, back-up and management of resources to the remaining 1.9 million in emergencies, civil disorders and disasters. The Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for

“With almost three decades of service to the County, I’ve made a proven commitment to the highest standards of policing in preventing and fighting crime, in responding to emergencies and in working with everyone in the community to improve public safety,” adds Jensen. “I’m running for sheriff because I think there’s a better way, that new direction will make the Sheriff’s Office more responsive and accountable to its residents, more proactive in deterring crime and better adept at collaborative leadership.” For more information about Kevin Jensen and his campaign for sheriff, visit www. KevinJensenforSheriff2014. com or call 408-412-0942.

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the protection of the County’s courts and running of the Santa Clara County Jail, which is currently dealing with the impact of AB 109, the legislation transferring many state-housed inmates back to local facilities.

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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Correctional Peace Officers’ Association have overwhelmingly voted to campaign for Jensen. This is a first for both organizations to support a non-incumbent candidate.

harder time finding donors. Although initially Councilmember Xavier Campos was not seeking recognition for doing this, he has decided to go public to send a message not only the Latino community who is challenged with finding donors who match, but to everyone who finds it in them to do something that is bigger than themselves in order to help save a life.

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Los Gatos 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. El proyecto añadiría un segundo carril express para vehículos con dos o más pasajeros (HOV) entre SR 87 e I-280. 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. 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. 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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HEALTH

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Como parte de la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio, todos los estadounidenses deberán contar con seguro médico. Además de proteger tus finanzas en caso de accidente o enfermedad, quienes adquieran esta cobertura a tiempo evitarán las nuevas multas para personas sin seguro médico. Una fecha importante es el 31 de marzo de 2014. Esta es la fecha cuando el período actual de inscripción al Mercado de seguros se cierra. Después de esta fecha no podrás comprar un plan a través del Mercado de seguros hasta el próximo período de inscripción abierta, a menos que tengas una circunstancia especial. Recuerda: quienes no estén asegurados durante el 2014 pagarán una multa del 1% de su ingreso anual o $95 anuales por persona, lo que sea más. Inscribirse es más sencillo que nunca Para que todos cuenten con un seguro méAMERICAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION

viduals with whom we share enough things to establish a close relationship.

Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of cute greeting cards and heart-shaped boxes of candy, but it’s also a good time to think about long-term relationships. While our Valentine’s relationships are usually romantic in nature, they share many of the same basics as any close relationship. Longterm relationships, whether a marriage, a friendship or even a business relationship, are based on some common foundations and make a number of common demands of us. It’s worth examining what makes a longterm relationship work.

Such differences also explain why building and sustaining a long-term relationship really does take work – work by both parties. Marriages and friendships survive because the people involved are willing to work through differences and disagreements – because they value the relationship more than things over which they disagree.

On some level, it is amazing that any two people can build and sustain a long-term relationship at all. Each of us is the product of so many different influences and personal choices, that it’s a wonder we’re able to find other indi-

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One way to look at how this works could be called the ABC method of sustaining a relationship. The “A” is to “Affirm” the value of the relationship. In other words, agreeing that the relationship itself is more important than either of your views on a particular subject. “B” stands for “Behaving” in ways that, when discussing points of disagreement, reaffirm the value of the relation-

ship. This means letting the other person know that while you may disagree on this subject, it won’t affect the basics of the relationship. You need to show respect for the other person’s point of view. It means not setting ultimatums or trying to force the other person to your point of view. The “C” means “Clarifying” issues when there are disagreements. Each person must monitor and control his or her own tendency to want to “interpret” the words and actions of the other, as opposed to being open and talking with the other person to clarify his or her intent and meaning. Long-term relationships are important in our lives. But there is no denying that it takes work to make them last and grow. The key is often finding room in the relationship for the differences that are going to exist between any two people.

dico adecuado a sus necesidades y presupuesto, el Gobierno ha creado el Mercado de Seguros Médicos, una herramienta por Internet que te ayudará a comparar opciones y adquirir una póliza según tus necesidades.

Sigue estos pasos para inscribirte en el Mercado de seguros y adquirir un plan: •Crea una cuenta en la página del Mercado de seguros. Después de proporcionar algunos datos básicos, se te pedirá que elijas un nombre de usuario y contraseña para proteger tu información. Guarda tu nombre de usuario y contraseña en un lugar seguro, los vas a necesitar en el futuro. •Completa una solicitud por Internet. El sistema utilizará la información que proporciones para identificar las

mejores opciones de seguro médico de acuerdo a tu situación. •Compara tus alternativas. Consulta la información detallada sobre beneficios y precios de los seguros para los cuales cumples los requisitos, tanto aquellos de cobertura privada, como los seguros gratuitos o a bajo costo de Medicaid y el Seguro para Niños (CHIP, por sus siglas en inglés). •Inscríbete a través de Internet y selecciona tu plan de pagos. Si has seleccionado Medicaid o CHIP, un representante te llamará para ayudarte con tu inscripción. También puedes inscribirte por teléfono, llamando al 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325) o acudir con un representante en tu estado. Si deseas conocer más sobre estas y otras opciones de cobertura para proteger a tu familia y tu patrimonio, comunícate con un agente de seguros hoy mismo.


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Place milk and cardamom pods in a small saucepan over mediumlow heat. Cook, stirring often, until small bubbles form around the circumference of the saucepan. Turn off heat, cover and steep for 20 minutes. Beat egg yolks and sugar together in a stand mixer at medium-high speed until pale yellow and very thick, about 5 minutes. Turn the speed down to low, then add the cornstarch. Meanwhile, strain milk into a measuring cup. Stir in orange blossom water and grapefruit zest, along with a pinch of salt. Keeping the mixer on low, slowly pour in the milk mixture, beating until just combined. Transfer the milk mixture to a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until it comes to a boil, 5 to 10 minutes. Switch to a whisk; whisk constantly until it has thickened to the texture of pudding. Turn heat off. Stir in heavy cream and then strain into a large bowl. Place plastic wrap on the actual surface of the pastry cream, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Once pastry cream is chilled, pre-heat oven to 425° F. Place pie crust in 9 1/2-inch tart pan. Prick dough evenly with fork to keep it from puffing up in the oven. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the pie crust is just golden brown. Remove from oven and cool.

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Makes: 4 to 6 servings

(FAMILY FEATURES) El café aumenta el sabor amargo del chocolate para obtener un sabor más rico e intenso El toffee aporta ricas notas a mantequilla y el sabor del azúcar caramelizado

Cupcakes1 taza de agua

2 cucharadas de café instantáneo 1 paquetes (16,2 onzas) de mezcla para pastel Devil’s Food 3 huevos 1/3 taza de aceite vegetal

Ganache1/2 taza de crema espesa para

batir 2 cucharadas de café instantáneo 1 taza de chispas de chocolate semiamargo 1 paquete (8 onzas) trocitos de toffee

Precaliente el horno a 350 °F. Cubra una bandeja para panecillos con moldes para cupcakes. En un recipiente pequeño, combine el agua y el café instantáneo y revuelva para disolver. En un recipiente grande, combine la mezcla para pastel, el café, los huevos y el aceite. Bata con batidora eléctrica a baja velocidad durante 30 segundos, quitando los restos del recipiente frecuentemente. Luego bata a velocidad media durante 2 minutos. Llene los moldes 2/3 con la preparación. Hornee durante 16 a 18 minutos o hasta que al insertar un palillo en el centro, salga limpio. Enfríe los cupcakes durante 5 minutos. Retírelos de la bandeja y colóquelos sobre una rejilla para que enfríen por completo. Para el ganache, combine la crema y el café instantáneo en una olla pequeña; revuelva para disolver. Caliente a fuego medio hasta que la crema comience a emanar vapor; no la hierva. Retire del fuego y agregue las chispas de chocolate, revuelva hasta obtener una mezcla homogénea. Deje enfriar un rato. Coloque 1/2 taza de ganache en una manga decorativa desechable. Utilice el mango de una cuchara de madera para realizar un pequeño orificio en el centro de cada cupcake; agregue ganache con la manga. Decore la parte superior de los cupcakes con el ganache restante, quite con cuidado el exceso. Cubra de inmediato los cupcakes con los trocitos de toffee.

Just before serving, pour the pastry cream into the tart crust and even out. Decorate with concentric circles of grapefruit segments. Sprinkle with smoked salt and serve immediately. For individual tartlets: Divide pie crust among four 4 3/4-inch tart pans. Bake at 425°F. for about 10 minutes or just until golden brown.

1 1/2 cups whole milk 5 cardamom pods, crushed 5 extra-large egg yolks, room temperature 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water 1 tablespoon Florida grapefruit zest Pinch Kosher salt 1 tablespoon heavy cream 1 refrigerated pie crust 3 ruby red Florida grapefruit, peeled, white pith removed, cut into segments Maldon smoked salt, for sprinkling


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THE REALEST, MOST MAGICAL KIND OF LOV E

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“Go to a concert with friends, it’s an oldies concert” “I don’t really care, I’m not really too big on it, if I’m in a relationship yeah but if I’m not then, no”

“I feel like it’s just any other day, I don’t really care for it”

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What is LOVE? LOVE is so many different things to so many different people... But if you ask me, TRUE LOVE- the realest, most magical kind of love- is like a RAINBOW: COLORFUL layers intertwined with each other, mixing, melting, making the world brighter together LOVE- that MAGICAL kind of love- gives you those butterflies in not only your stomach, but in your mind, heart and SOUL too!

It may come fast or it may come slow, but true love will always KEEP GROWING, compromising, forgiving, understanding, encouraging, motivating…

Real love will EVOLVE as the people involved evolve… and that is why sometimes… love just implodes… Human beings will be human beings Poverty, abuse, trauma are viciously difficult cycles to break, and to truly heal from, an on-going STRUGGLE it truly takes…

like sunlight breaking through the gloom, like sunlight GLIMMERRING off the waves, the heat rays warming your face, like catching that ULTIMATE wave after being out at the beach all day The realest, most magical kind of love- is that connection, that bond, that SPARK that never extinguishes… there may be ups and down, curveballs, and disagreements But the realest, most magical kind of love PERSEVERES like the never-ending EBB & FLOW of the sea

…but sometimes LOVE can push you out of your broken cocoon, causing a beautiful butterfly to bloom,

That is what the realest, most MAGICAL kind of love is to me.

aspectos de la sabiduría Tolteca: conciencia, transformación y amor.

extraño para tratar a nuestra pareja en la misma forma que nuestras mascotas, pero Ruiz tiene un punto. Un perro es un perro y hace lo que hace. No hay manera de que podamos cambiar a un perro en otro animal, ya que es lo que es. Lo mismo se aplica con las personas. No es posible cambiar a la gente. Tenemos que amarlos y aceptarlos tal y como son.

“I might go to San Diego to see my son because he is in the Marines”

“Vamos a ir a cenar para celebrar … Me regala flores todos los años, es una bonita tradición”

“Salir con la familia” “It’s my son’s birthday too”

“Sin embargo, si para mi esposa un ramo de rosas y un regalo”

“Nosotros vamos a ir a Monterey, vamos a pasar todo el día en la playa” “el siempre se acuerda del día de san Valentín”

Veronica T. Avendaño EL OBSERVADOR Este día de San Valentín mientras que tu estas tratando de crear la mejor experiencia para tu pareja, no te olvides de ti mismo. En el libro de Don Miguel Ruiz, “La Maestria del Amor: una guia practica para el arte de las relaciones, se enfoca en la importancia del amor propio. No dejes que el título del libro te engañe, este libro no es sobre como tu puedes encontrar a alguien en algún bar por la noche, realmente es una pieza profundo sobre cómo podemos mejorar nuestras relaciones con los demás y lo más importante con nosotros mismos. Para los que no están familiarizados con el trabajo de Ruiz, todos sus libros se basan en la sabiduría Tolteca. Este libro se enfoca en en tres

Cada relación empieza con el amor propio. Ruiz escribe que antes de que podamos tener una relación exitosa tenemos que enfocarnos en nosotros mismos. Tenemos que aceptarnos tal y como somos y aprender a tener amor propio. Cuando tenemos amor propio somos capaces de experimentar una relación satisfactoria y plena. Sin amor propio estamos poniendo nuestra felicidad en manos de otros. Casi cada capítulo tiene una historia con una lección. La historia que me impresionó es el capítulo sobre la relación perfecta. La manera que debemos interactuar con nuestra pareja es la misma forma en la que interactuamos con nuestro perro (o mascota). Esto puede sonar un poco

Con sólo un poco más de 200 páginas este libro es fácil de leer. Se podía acabar en una tarde. El lenguaje es sencillo y directo. Hay casos en los que el idioma puede ser un poco “nueva era”, pero en general el material es fácil de identificarse. La belleza de este libro es la sabiduría que hay dentro. Aunque el lenguaje es sencillo, hay muchas lecciones en el interior que no puede ser visto con sólo leerlo una vez.


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( BPT ) Los estadounidenses gastaron más de 13 millones de dólares en regalos de San Valentín el año pasado. Sesenta y cuatro por ciento de los hombres les dieron a su pareja flores y una tarjeta, y les llevaron a cenar, según la Asociación de Publicidad Comercial y Marketing. El Día de San Valentín está lleno de expectativas, así que ¿cómo muestras tu apreciación única y amor haciendo lo mismo que hace todo el mundo en ese mismo día?

La respuesta: No lo haces. La gente asocia el Día de San Valentín con el amor y el romance, pero usted, no tiene que limitar la experiencia a eso sólo un día. Con un poco de imaginación, usted puede demostrar que a usted le importa durante todo el año. Aquí están algunas ideas.

Un poeta y no lo sabías Arturo Hilario EL OBSERVADOR Wild is the trails we dare to roam, A journey seldom steady in its pace, rushed and slowed, Mitigated by emotions and thumps of blood and bone, While the past is behind, our view its close enough, It’s sufficient just to dream about those days though, To dream is to call upon our uncompromised feeling, Flowing and bringing me back to your face, my visions then, Is it not real to reminisce? Reality is the state of now, and even then these words will be, Memories of then, products of emotional weight, Bombardment of sound bites and walks along the horizon, Squeezing at my soul for the slightest inclinations of your voice, But it’s all past, Trained myself not to care, till life steadied, faired and well, When those trails cross my path, is only when the hours move back, I know now why time slides by at its pace, Lessons learnt, drizzled moments of clarity, Visions of you and the things we’d do, Often I’d feel I’m dreaming, but reality is here now. I have a chance to breathe and bow down.

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preocupe. Considere la posibilidad de imprimir las letras de “su” canción o tal vez unas pocas líneas de su película romántica favorita que transmiten su amor.

- flores se marchitan. ¿Cómo es que un chavo que no puede recordar lo de la tapa del baño, recuerda enviar flores “sólo porque “ es del Día de San Valentín?

Encuadre el poema o letras impresas para su mesita de lado o escritorio para que pueda ser recuerdo del amor que comparten. Y, por supuesto, para evitar que esas palabras especiales de ser metidas en un cajón o grabado en un libro de recuerdos, como los 151 millones de tarjetas de felicitación que se intercambian para el Día de San Valentín cada año.

La respuesta es tan simple como su florista local. La mayoría de floristerías recibirá el pago por adelantado para las entregas de ramos planificadas, para que puedan configurar regalos de flores frescas cada mes durante todo el año mientras que sólo el hecho de pensar en ello una sola vez.

Amor en la floración Más del 51 por ciento de la gente va a comprar rosas rojas para el Día de San Valentín, pero seamos sinceros

Una cosa es ser romántico un único día del año, pero el amor verdadero resiste el paso del tiempo. Mantener viva la pasión y darle una chispa a su relación pasará de largo, después de los chocolates del Día de San Valentín se ha ido.


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ARTS & CULTURE

 San Francisco CALIFORNIA   SOMArts Cultural Center presents Hidden Cities, a group exhibition February 22 to March 22, 2014, curated by Pireeni Sundaralingam and featuring 26 moving and still images and interactive, site-specific installations that rethink urban space in San Francisco. In Hidden Cities, the second of three SOMArts Commons Curatorial Residency exhibitions in 2014, exhibiting urban activistartists, including architects and social interventionists, reveal the overlooked within the city, make visible the invisible, give voice to the unheard and encourage the gallery visitor to physically explore urban social and spatial structures in new ways.   “Hidden Cities is a chance for us to see our city in a completely new light. Whether investigating covert religions, hidden wildlife, or the way the human body navigates urban space, exhibiting artists challenge us to rethink the way we touch and listen, smell and taste, and really look at the city we call home. Hidden Cities provides a timely reminder that numer-

ous alternative voices and visions continue to be neglected, and makes an urgent claim for the importance of seeking out the hidden and the unseen in San Francisco,” says Sundaralingam.   An installation by Christian Cerrito and Jennifer Fisher involves kites inspired by the “Rokkaku dako,” a traditional six-sided Japanese fighter kite design. Handconstructed kites suspended by weather balloons point in unexpected directions as they hover over the urban landscape to remind viewers to rediscover their surroundings, explore new paths and embrace the unknown. A second installation Cerrito involves 4 anthropomorphized, animatronic belching metal trash cans, that, when installed among everyday surroundings, appear to be ordinary waste bins, but actually react to passersby.   Two photo series depict overlooked aspects of San Francisco’s architecture: Seng Chen captures architectural anomalies— places in our city where physical structures continue a cryptic existence outside function, while Matilde Cassani’s lenticular prints explore hidden reli-

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gions, superimposing color images of shop fronts and the places of worship secreted away behind them.   Yulia Pinkusevich exhibits an artwork LED lights and salvaged materials from Recology SF, San Francisco’s dump, where she was an artist in residence from October, 2013 through January, 2014. “Maximum Capacity” depicts population density of Silicon Valley by correlated volume of capacitors.                Two interactive sound sculptures by Anja Ulfeldt destabilize daily routines and call attention to auditory experiences apartment residents have learned to ignore. “Obstacles” is a platform of articulated concrete tiles that tilt in two directions, creating a mutable surface on which any participant may become an impromptu performer. Each tilt, creak and thud is amplified. When gallery visitors interact with floor-based levers in “Pipes,” they trigger sound amplified water movement and recreate the background noise of flushing.   “The Sludge Economy”, a large-scale map of San Francisco by Lize Mogel, straddles

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Alternative ways of experiencing San Francisco collide in group exhibition Hidden Cities, Saturday, February 22–Saturday, March 22, 2014 the fields of art and cultural geography, reveals the infrastructure of human waste, specifically sewage treatment plants, and the social, environmental, and racial justice issues that are sometimes equally as invisible as the physical infrastructure.   A chocolate cake designed by Mogel and printed with locations of sewage plants as

a visual aid and dessert will be served at the opening reception, Saturday, February 22, 2014, 6–9pm. Additionally, the opening showcases a range of performative practices that engage both the artist and gallery visitor in co-production. Several of the artists will give 3-minute introductions to their pieces. A parkour team demonstrates new ways to investigate San

Francisco’s architecture by interacting with its physical spaces. Urban-activist groups, including Lemonopoly and Kearny Street Workshop, will move about the gallery during the reception and provide roving, interactive explorations of their perspectives on hidden aspects of the city.  

Julius Fucik

(Praga, 23 de febrero de 1903- Berlín, 8 de septiembre de 1943) fue un periodista y escritor checoslovaco, miembro del Partido Comunista de Checoslovaquia. Fue detenido por la Gestapo y posteriormente ejecutado. Nació en el seno de una familia obrera. Estudió filosofía en la Universidad de Pilsen. En 1921 ingresó en el Partido Comunista y por esas mismas fechas se inició como crítico literario y teatral. Luego fue redactor de las publicaciones comunistas Rude Pravo y Tvorba, en las que insertó reportajes sobre temas sociales y culturales. A comienzos de los años treinta realizó varios viajes a la Unión Soviética. Fruto de esos viajes es su obra documental En la tierra donde el mañana ya es ayer. Cuando el ejército hitleriano ocupó Checoslovaquia continuó publicando con seudónimo, recuperando las figuras clave de la cultura progresista checoslovaca. En febrero de 1941 pasó a ser miembro del Comitè Central del Partido Comunista en la clandestinidad, encargándose de las publicaciones ilegales. En abril de 1942 fue detenido por la Gestapo, trasladado a Berlín en el verano del año siguiente y ejecutado poco después. Su Reportaje al pie de la horca fue sacado hoja por hoja de la cárcel y publicado en 1945, adquiriendo resonancia internacional. Ha sido traducido a ochenta idiomas.


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(NEWSUSA) Cooler weather and winter winds, paired with indoor heat and dryer weather, can wreak havoc on your hair and skin. A social media sharing website, InTheNews.TV, recently looked at some of the hot winter trends, beauty products and fashion tips and tricks to keep women looking their best to survive the winter season. Better yet, they can be found at your local drug or mass retailer chain -- without breaking the bank.

Five trendy beauty products for this winter season include: 1.) Big breakthrough in athome hair color. The new Revlon Luxurious ColorSilk Buttercream combines nature and science. The luxurious cream formula is enriched with high levels of mango, shea and coconut butters. This Triple Butter Complex, along with vitamins and antioxidants, enhances delivery of color, with 13 shades to

Juan Carlos Miranda EL OBSERVADOR Tick, tock, tick, tock,.. the clock seems to impatiently count the minutes I’m taking trying to figure out what shoes to wear. Yet again, I find myself searching aimlessly for that perfect pair that will complete the fabulous outfit. I chose to wear for that rare occasion in which my boyfriend will take me out on a date. Seriously, I don’t think you can call yourself gay if your word of choice when expressing how superb your accouterments are is not fabulous; don’t judge) It’s not that he chooses not to take me out, but after ten years of been together we hardly ever have the time to take a breath and enjoy

choose from and conditioning and shine in both the coloring process and post-conditioning treatment step. 2.) Keeping lips moist with a pop of color. What if your balm could also make your lips look as beautiful as they feel? New Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm combines lip color and care in one. With 10 beautiful shades of color to choose from, this liquid formula melts onto lips, instantly drenching them with twice the hydration of bare lips, making them softer, smoother and healthier looking over time. 3.) Get glam this holiday season. EcoTools Naturally Beautiful Lash System comes in five on trend, beautiful faux lash styles. Each pair of lashes is cruelty-free, hypo-allergenic and dermatologist tested, making them safe for even the most sensitive eyes. The lashes come equipped with adhesive that is free of formaldehyde, parabens, phthalate and latex.

our time together. We’re both busy people but we try to make time for ourselves when we get the chance. But that’s beside the point.

4.) Protect your face. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil FACE is a multipurpose, skin-perfecting oil that delivers anti-aging skin care benefits, while rejuvenating and brightening skin tone and texture. The product combines Pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Retinol, Vitamin C and 10 natural oils to provide the anti-aging nutrition your face needs for healthier, younger-looking skin. 5.) A better way to clean. Dermatologist-tested True Glow,

at some of those rappers and athletes closets? And, lets get something clear here, not all addictions are bad.

When I finally make a decision, I find myself no longer feeling that same attraction I felt for that pair when I first laid eyes on them, and I wonder. Do shoes evoke the same attraction and desire we feel when we first encounter an attractive person? And if so, are shoeaholics really shoe whores looking for their next fling?

Having a shoe attraction does not always mean you have a problem--unless you start using your rent money to pay for an extra pair or two. Wanting the latest style in shoes, and having the means to pay for it without compromising your well being and that of your family, does not necessarily mean you have a problem. But, where do you draw the line?

One hundred and something pairs of shoes later, I can tell you that women are definitely not the only ones with a shoe addiction. Do you remember the TV show cribs? Do you remember peeking

There comes a time in life when you must ponder whether or not you can live without that extra style of boots, when you already have four others. When you must account for all the money

by Conair sonic skincare cleansing brush makes your cleanser twice as effective and reduces pore appearance by 30 percent. Sonic technology powers this high-performance brush at 300 oscillations per second. Without irritation, it unclogs pores and washes away dirt and oil that can cause breakouts and dull, patchy, tiredlooking skin. This prepares skin to absorb moisturizers better -- and fully moisturized skin is radiant skin.

you have spent over the years buying shoes you hardly ever wear; because you work so damn much that you hardly ever have the time to go out. There will come a time when you will realize that shoes don’t complete that fabulous outfit you put together, but what makes that outfit fabulous its you and nothing else. Well, that time is not yet my time, but good luck finding yours. I will definitely happily let you know when my time comes, because right now I am enjoying being a shoewhore. Hey, I work hard for my money! But remember, accepting your flaws is the first step to loving yourself and shoes don’t make the person, but they sure do make you walk with a little more sass.

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EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com put into the environment by burning coal.” China now has 17 nuclear plants in operation and another 29 underway. India has 20 plants running and seven more being built. And the Russian Federation operates 33 and has another 11 in the works. So while it might be premature to call it a “nuclear renaissance,” much of the world doesn’t seem too worried about what happened at Fukushima. Indeed, nuclear power looks like it could be around for a long time. According to MIT’s Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, the real impact of Fuku-

FEBRUARY 14-20, 2014 shima has been to remind us all to take safety much more seriously: “While the international nuclear industry appears so far to have dodged being hit square in the head by a bullet from Fukushima, it should not expect that it will get another chance if there is another serious nuclear accident anywhere in the world.” The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster did cause many nations to reconsider their nuclear commitments, but many countries are still looking to nuclear power as a way to increase energy production without adding to greenhouse gas emissions.

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EARTHTALK The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster did cause many nations to reconsider their nuclear committments, though many European countries—Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden—had already begun phasing out nuclear power decades earlier. After Fukushima, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland all moved to decommission their nuclear facilities altogether by 2022, 2025 and 2034 respectively. Japan’s nuclear program, which provided 30 percent of the country’s electricity needs before the March 2011 disaster, is now essentially non-operational due to public safety concerns. Furthermore, Japan announced in November 2013 that, due to the shuttering of Fukushima and other nuclear facilities, it was backpedaling its on prior commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent from 1990 levels. Here in the U.S., Fukushima has not had any major effect on our nuclear industry. No nuclear plants have been closed, license extensions for existing facilities continue to proceed, and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has even greenlighted construction

Credit: Kawamoto Takuo of two new reactors at a nuclear power plant in Georgia. But public concerns over the safety of nuclear power and what CLASSIFIEDS to do with spent fuel indicate that nukes will likely become a smaller and smaller slice of the U.S. energy pie moving forward. Elsewhere, however, many countries are looking to nuclear power as a way to increase energy production without adding to greenhouse gas emissions. Casey Research reports that developing countries are increasingly relying on it to supplement coal and other fossil fuels. The International Energy Agency predicts global electricity demand will grow 70 percent by 2035, with the majority of the increase coming from developing countries—China and India combined will account for half of the projected growth. “Serious pollution problems mean that those developing countries cannot produce all that electricity by burning coal,” says Amir Adnani, CEO of Uranium Energy Corporation, a uranium mining company. “The plans to develop nuclear power in China and other countries are very much driven by a set of realities that is very different and very acute. People are dying every year in China, literally choking to death, because of all the toxins that are being

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(408) 803-1546 Notificación pública: Plan para el año fiscal 2015

 El 26 de febrero de 2008, el Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD, Departamento de Vivienda y

Desarrollo Urbano) firmó Acuerdos Moving to Work (MTW, Mudarse al trabajo) (en adelante “Acuerdos”) de diez años con la Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara (HACSC, Autoridad de Vivienda del Condado de Santa Clara) y la Housing Authority of the City of San Jose (HASJ, Autoridad de Vivienda de la Ciudad de San José). La demostración de MTW le brinda a la HACSC cierta flexibilidad para desarrollar políticas que pueden aplicarse a ambas agencias y se encuentran fuera del alcance de las limitaciones de algunas leyes de viviendas públicas y los bonos de la Sección 8, para mejorar su capacidad de satisfacer los requisitos de viviendas de comunidades y personas de bajos ingresos en el condado de Santa Clara. Cada año, la HACSC crea un MTW Plan (Plan MTW) anual para el próximo año fiscal. El borrador de este plan anual para 2015, con vigencia del 1 de julio de 2014 al 30 de junio de 2015, permitirá que la a la HACSC desarrolle más programas y actividades, sujetos a la aprobación del HUD, que difieran de los programas de viviendas públicas y bonos de la Sección 8, pero que se ocupan de las necesidades de viviendas accesibles de forma coherente con los objetivos y requisitos de la demostración de MTW. El borrador del MTW Plan anual para 2015 estará disponible para su revisión en la siguiente ubicación desde el 19 de febrero de 2014 hasta el 21 de marzo de 2014: Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara 505 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA 95110 Horario de atención: de lunes a viernes de 7:30 a. m. a 5:00 p .m. (cerrado el 28 de febrero de 2014 y el 14 de marzo de 2014). Se realizará una audiencia pública el viernes, 21 de marzo de 2014, a la 1:00 p. m. en esta misma ubicación. El borrador del MTW Plan anual para el año fiscal 2015 también estará disponible en el sitio web de la HACSC en www.hacsc.org, a partir del 19 de febrero de 2014. Podrán enviarse comentarios del público por escrito hasta el 21 de marzo de 2014 por correo electrónico o correo postal estadounidense, a las siguientes direcciones: Correo electrónico: MTWPlan@hacsc.org o bien Ron Marsh, Housing Programs Department Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara 505 W. Julian Street San Jose, CA 95110 De acuerdo con la Rehabilitation Act (Ley de Rehabilitación) de 1973, la Housing Authority hará esfuerzos razonables para dar lugar a personas con discapacidades. Llame al (408) 275-8770 al menos tres días antes de la audiencia pública si necesita ajustes especiales. Los usuarios que necesiten servicio de teléfono de texto (TDD/TTY) deben llamar al 408-993-3041.

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 588097 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Bridgepath Venture, 1158 Turtlerock Drive, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Brandon Mai, 1158 Turtlerock Drive, San Jose, CA 95122. 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.) Brandon Mai Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/10/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 588149 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Youth Outreach and Learning Institute, 15240 La Alameda Drive. Apt. C, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, Santa Clara Co. Robert Castillo, 15240 La Alameda Drive, Apt. C, Morgan Hill, CA 95037. 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.) Robert Castillo Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/12/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 587863 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Silicon Valley Pain Management, 217 Beethoven Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032, Santa Clara Co. Asmina Khan, Medical Corporation, 217 Beethoven Lane, Los Gatos, CA 95032. 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.) Asmina Khan Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/04/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 587821 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Rendezvous Wine Bar, 394 East Campbell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008, Santa Clara Co. Larry E. Schaadt, Regale, LLC 100 S Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos, CA 95030. 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.) Larry E. Schaadt Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/03/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 586559 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Friends of San Jose Beautiful, 144 S. 3rd St., Suite 509, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Jose Posadas, 144 S. 3rd St., Suite 509, San Jose, CA 95112. This


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FEBRUARY 14-20, 2014 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 Posadas Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/06/14. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 587938 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Lundy Construction & Solar Company, 209 E. Java Dr. #61611, Sunnyvale, CA 94088, Santa Clara Co. Wyndon Trinidad, 1902 Lily LN, Manteca, CA 95336. 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.) Wyndon Trinidad Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/5/14. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV260205 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Oanh Phan, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Oanh Phan has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Haley Phan Nguyen to b. Haley Phan Nguyen Tranhoang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/29/14 at 8:45 am, room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb.6, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259490 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anna Lee, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Anna Lee has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Anna Lee to b. Leeanna St.James. 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.23, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV260194

Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sumaya Shakir Kaleem, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sumaya Shakir Kaleem has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sumaya Shakir Kaleem to b.Sumaya Shakir. 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 4/27/14 at 8:45 am, Probate Dept.: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb.6, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV260330 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Henok Gebre, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Henok Gebre has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Eyouel Tekest to b. Eyouel Gebre. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/29/14 at 8:45 am, room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb.10, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 14, 21, 28; Mar. 7, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV260004 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Amber Lea Mountford, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Amber Lea Mountford has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Amber Lea Mountford toAmber Shay Mountford. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted on 4/29/14 at 8:45 am, Dept. 12, Probate room: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb.4, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 07, 14, 21, 28, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259941 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dechen Zangmo and David Anthony Martinez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Dechen Zangmo and David Anthony Marti-

nez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dechen Zangmo to Zhiwa Lhatshok Martinez and b. Karma Yeshey Martinez to Kalden Lodrel Shenphen Martinez. 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, Probate room: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb.3, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 07, 14, 21, 28, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259931 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Johanna Cortez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Johanna Cortez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Samaria Adelin Raygoza to Samaria Adelin Cortez. 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, Dept. 12, Probate room: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb.3, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 07, 14, 21, 28, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 113CV258142 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Leonela Karina Valdovinos, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Leonela Karina Valdovinos has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Leonela Sriyani Deen to Leonela Sriyani Valdovinos. 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 Feb. 07, 14, 21, 28, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259919 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Neiyee Lee, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Neiyee Lee has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Neiyee Lee to Mia Lee. 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.31, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 07, 14, 21, 28, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV228883 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Adrian Mauro-Ortiz and Cecilia Perez Morales, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Adrian Mauro-Ortiz and Cecilia Perez Morales has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ana Cecilia Mauro Perez to Ana Cecilia Mauro-Perez. 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, Probate room: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Jan.30, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 07, 14, 21, 28, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259930 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Petrita Gonzalez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Petrita Gonzalez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Rogelio Julian Yon to Rogelio Julian Gonzalez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of 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. Feb.3, 2014 Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Feb. 07, 14, 21, 28, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 587797 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, European Wax Center, 5638 Cottle Road, San Jose, CA 95123, Santa Clara Co. Starry Skyes LLC-Cottle, 19482 Roble Ct., Saratoga, CA 95070. 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.) Starry Skyes

Feb. 07, 14, 21, 28, 2014. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 2/3/14. STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO.587631 The following person(s) has/have abandoned the use of the fictitious business name(s). The information given below is as it appeared on the fictitious business name statement that was filed at the County ClerkRecorder’s office. Terapia Familiar Hispana, 3263 Brookdale Dr. Apt.B, Santa Clara, CA 9505. Filed in Santa Clara County on 1/30/2014 under file no. 587631.Maria Estela Calapiz, 3263 Brookdale Dr. Santa Clara, CA 95051. This business was conducted by an individual. I declare that all the 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.) Laura Luna Feb.7,14, 21, 28, 2014 This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 1/30/2014 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 Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 31; Feb. 07, 14, 21, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259724 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Mary Ramirez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Mary Ramirez has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Francisco Noel Cruz to Francisco Cruz Reyes. 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 Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 31; Feb. 07, 14, 21, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259708 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Paulo Alviz Regala, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Paulo Alviz Regala has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Paulo Alviz Regala to Paulo Regala Roman. 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. 28, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 31; Feb. 07, 14, 21, 2014. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 114CV259491 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the

LEGAL CLASSIFIEDS application of: Huang Hong Chun & Hsu Li Chen, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Huang Hong Chun & Hsu Li Chen have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a.Huang Hong Chun to Huang Anthony b. Hsu Li Chen to Hsu Jennifer. 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. 23, 2014. Aaron Persky Judge of the Superior Court Jan. 31; Feb. 07, 14, 21, 2014. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 587291 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, The Think Tank, 461 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.

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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.


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Acuario:

Eres impredecible y compleja en el amor. Adoras que tu pareja sea tu mejor amiga y que te de consejos sin atormentarte ni decirte lo que tienes que hacer. Te encanta la aventura y recibir regalos originales así que un viaje sorpresa, aunque sea a una ciudad cercana, es el regalo perfecto para ti.

Piscis:

De las más soñadoras de todos los signos, y las típicas que ‘viven en las nubes’. Te gusta disfrutar de tu soledad y eres amante de la poesía, el arte y la música. Como sueles ser callada necesitas la compañía de una persona que respete tu mundo interior. Unas entradas para ir a un concierto o para ver una muestra de arte son regalos que te encantan.

Aries:

Te gusta liderar y estar al mando de una situación. Eres muy emocional y

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a veces no mides las consecuencias de lo que dices. Así que necesitas a alguien que no se te enfrente y que busque el diálogo. Como eres amante de los desafíos, en general te gusta mantenerte activa físicamente y siempre buscas algo nuevo para hacer. Correr una maratón con él sería una experiencia inolvidable y original.

Tauro:

De todos los signos de tierra eres la más paciente. Usualmente esa tranquilidad se traduce en lentitud cuando se trata de reaccionar ante un problema pero cuando reaccionas, eres firme y constante. Un compañero paciente y que sepa apreciar tu actitud, es lo mejor para una taurina. Como disfrutas una tarde leyendo o mirando películas, un buen regalo para darte es un libro o la colección de capítulos de tu serie favorita. No falla.

Géminis: Tienes una

dualidad emocional muy marcada. Por un lado eres muy sentimental y por otro conservas una actitud práctica ante la vida que te hace ser extremadamente realista. Contigo el factor sorpresa es clave cuando se trata de conquistarte, por eso necesitas una relación con poca rutina y mucha diversión. Una experiencia exótica, desde tirarte en paracaídas hasta escalar una montaña son regalos hechos para una geminiana.

Cáncer: Amante del

hogar y la familia, necesitas a tu lado un verdadero hombre de familia para el que la casa sea el eje central en su vida. Como eres un poco tímida, romántica y posesiva, eso de verse día y noche te funciona muy bien. A la hora de regalarte algo, una cenita y una película en casa te hacen la mujer más feliz de la tierra.

Leo:

Eres carismática, generosa y con una sonrisa

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El amor es uno de los motores y motivos principales para realizarse en la vida y ser feliz, aunque claro ¡no es nada fácil! Encontrar, ese “amor verdadero” que nos haga sentir plenos y dichosos, sin embargo, existe un Santo encargado de unir a las parejas y bendecir sus existencias con el sentimiento más hermoso y gallardo del mundo. Por eso se celebra el día de San Valentín, el patrón del amor y la amistad. La conmemoración a San Valentín data del año 400 después de Cristo y se ha venido celebrando religiosamente año con año desde ese entonces. San Valentín fue un sacerdote que vivió en Roma en el siglo III, en esa época el Emperador Claudio II, había prohibido la práctica del cristianismo y se condenaba a muerte a quien desobedeciera esa ley insensata. San Valentín desobedecía la ley

puedes comprar a cualquiera. Pero también eres tremendamente egocéntrica. Contigo los tímidos no llegan lejos, pero te derrites ante una actitud fuerte, cálida y optimista hacia la vida. ¿El mejor regalo que te pueden hacer? Una noche divertida, con rica comida, baile y mucha pasión.

Virgo:

Limpieza, orden y organización forman tu dogma en la vida. Pareces desconfiada y difícil si no te conocen, pero una vez que se ganan tu amor, te abres sin reparos. Como sueles planear cada mínimo detalle, necesitas una pareja espontánea y apasionada, que te ayude a encontrar el balance emocional que necesitas. Una buena prenda de ropa es esencial para ti, ya que te encanta ir bien vestida. Este es tu regalo ideal.

Libra:

Tienes un balance casi perfecto de refina-

romana, consolaba a mártires, a hombres y mujeres que eran perseguidos y casó a muchas parejas cristianas. Cuando el Santo fue arrestado, fue encarcelado, y enfureció al Emperador, porque rechazó frente a él, a los dioses paganos de Roma, entonces Claudio II, lo mandó a encarcelar por un magistrado cuya hija estaba ciega. San Valentín le devolvió la vista a la joven, y la convirtió al cristianismo a ella y a toda su familia. El Emperador enfurecido le mandó a apedrear y decapitar. Una día antes que se llevara a cabo la sentencia, el Santo le envió una nota a la muchacha, diciéndole que por todos los años que había sufrido sin poder ver, él le prometía ayudarle desde el mundo espiritual para que encontrara un gran amor que la hiciera inmensamente feliz por el resto de su vida, en la firma al final de la nota se leía: “Tu Valentín”. A las pocas semanas de su muerte, un joven noble escandinavo, conoció a la muchacha, se enamoró y se casó con ella.

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miento y capacidad analítica. Pero así como puedes descomponer un problema en cientos de partes, te cuesta tomar decisiones. Por eso te llevas de maravilla con un ariano o escorpiano, ya que te aporta la determinación que a ti te falta. Por último, no importa el regalo que te den, lo que sea debe tener buen gusto, ya que amas la elegancia en todos los aspectos de la vida.

Escorpio:

Cuando de amor se trata, eres desconfiada y te cuesta ser fiel si en él no encuentras la dosis de pasión, diversión y fuerza interior que necesitas para vivir la vida al máximo. La mejor compañía que puedes tener a tu lado es un hombre tranquilo, alegre y con una personalidad fuerte. Si lo consigues, te entregarás a él incondicionalmente. Tu regalo perfecto es una noche a la luz de las velas llena de romanticismo.

La iglesia cambió un antiguo festival pagano del amor, en honor de la diosa de la fertilidad Februata Juno, que se celebraba a mediados de febrero por la celebración a “San Valentín”, un Santo Católico. Ritual para ser feliz en el “ AMOR” El día 14 de febrero antes del mediodía, encienda tres velas rosadas, en nombre de San Valentín, rece la oración que adjunto tres veces y pídale con fe para que llegue un buen amor a su vida, si es que está solo(a.) Si tiene problemas con su pareja, pídale al Santo que endulce sus vidas y que les una nuevamente. Si es divorciado, separado o viudo, ofréndele 14 flores de color rosa y 2 velas amarillas enlazadas con un listón dorado, para que encuentre un nuevo y verdadero amor. Hágalo con verdadera fe. San Valentín es un Santo muy milagroso. Porte una estampita de él en su billetera y récele con frecuencia, para que

Sagitario:

Te caracterizas por ser confiada, alegre y fiel. La mejor carta que pueden jugarse contigo es hablarte siempre con la verdad y sin dar vueltas. Tu esencia flexible y sincera se lo agradecerá y lo hará sentirse más cerca de ti. Como te encanta la naturaleza y el aire libre, un viaje al campo, un picnic o un día en la playa son los mejores regalos que alguien puede compartir contigo.

Capricornio:

Eres ambiciosa por naturaleza y tienes una visión de la vida muy seria. Para ti la seguridad material es importante, así que una forma de llevarse bien contigo es ayudándote a conseguir esa estabilidad que buscas. ¿Tu regalo ideal? Una colección de vinos de tu bodega favorita o un regalo relacionado con tecnología, ya que eras práctica y a todo debes darle buen uso.

de ese modo nunca falte el amor en su vida. Nadie puede vivir sin amor, el amor nos hace rejuvenecer e inspira en nosotros los más sublimes sentimientos. Ser feliz en el amor es el tesoro más grande que podemos encontrar en este mundo. Les deseo un feliz día de San Valentín.

Oración a San Valentín Venerado San Valentín, Santo patrón del amor y la nobleza en el mundo entero. Acudo a tu magna presencia para pedirte que conduzcas mi vida por el camino de la fe, la amistad sincera, el cariño y la confianza divina. Ilumina, sustenta y defiende los más puros sentimientos humanos y reconforta el espíritu de aquellos que claman y buscan tu sagrado auspicio y así puedan encontrar el amor verdadero. Amén.


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México (NOTIMEX) La banda estadunidense Big Time Rush llenó de adrenalina a sus fans la noche del martes, durante el concierto que ofrecieron en la Arena Ciudad de México, en donde no perdieron la oportunidad de dar rienda suelta a su coquetería. La cantante Olivia Somerlyn fue la encargada de abrir este espectáculo en donde calentó los ánimos de las ‘rushers’ por casi veinte minutos. “¿Están listos para cantar con Big Time Rush?”, a lo que las fanáticas respondieron con miles de alaridos. Antes de que una manta, con el nombre del grupo anfitrión, se desvaneciera para mostrar al cuarteto en un

Berlin (Notimex) El cineasta mexicano Diego Luna, quien dirigió la película “César Chávez”, que se proyectó en Berlín en la Sección Oficial del festival internacional de cine, dijo que la situación actual de los mexicanos y mexicanos-americanos en el campo de Estados Unidos es todavía más complicada que hace 50 años, cuando se desarrolló la historia de ese personaje. La película de Diego Luna fue la que estuvo mejor posicionada en relación a los otros largometraje mexicanos que se presentan en diferentes secciones de la edición 64 de la Berlinale, en la capital alemana. Se proyectó en la sección oficial aunque fuera de competencia; sin embargo, es un posiciona-

escenario piramidal, se escuchó la voz de Carlos (un participante de la banda) decir “¿Qué onda México, quieren bailar? Pongan sus manos arriba, ¿quieren a Big Time Rush en el escenario? Vamos a bailar, vamos a cantar”.

“Ciudad de México ¿quieren más?” gritó James, quien interpretó la melodía “A shot in the dark” en solitario acompañado de un teclado portando una playera negra sin mangas.

Después siguieron los éxitos “Windows down”, “24/seven” y “Amazing”, temas en donde los cantantes se movieron al ritmo de sus coreografías, saltaron en un trampolín ubicado al centro del escenario y se acercaron a saludar a sus fans más cercanos.

En la siguiente canción “The art of moving on” se unió a Maslow, su compañero Kendall, quien tocó una guitarra acústica, después dijo “¿cómo se sienten, están pasando un buen momento?”, para seguir el repertorio con “Like nobody´s around”.

miento muy sobresaliente para una película invitada a ese festival.

la luminaria del cine internacional que actuó durante dos semanas en su película, John Malkovich. “Te queda claro porqué es quien es”, dijo Diego Luna.“Su riguroso profesionalismo y su sencillez dejó una atmósfera y una huella en los sets del rodaje”, agregó.

El cineasta mexicano de 34 años se expresó de manera sobresaliente respecto al profesionalismo y la vocación de

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La euforia de las niñas y jóvenes continúo con “Get up”, tiempo en donde Kendall Schmidt, James Maslow, Logan Henderson y Carlos Pena regalaron sonrisas; algunos dejaron al descubierto sus brazos para mostrar sus tatuajes.

Con la primera canción de esta fiesta “Music sounds better with u” los también actores lanzaron el anzuelo para que las 16 mil seguidoras (cifra según organizadores) no dejaran de bailar, gritar y cantar cada rola.

“Hay un debate urgente – dijo el director mexicano hoy en conferencia de prensaque es la reforma migratoria, es necesaria en Estados Unidos y es una paradoja enorme que algo así haya pasado y que hoy el campo otra vez esté tan en el olvido y que siga siendo un tema tan difícil de confrontar para tantos “Uno no entiende cómo puede ser que haya una comunidad tan grande viviendo una realidad tan injusta y a la vez siendo tan importantes. El mensaje de esta película es que si tú no generas el cambio, el cambio no va a llegar nunca”, dijo.

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Comentó que “un estudio nos preguntó si Antonio Banderas podía hacer el personaje (de César Chávez). Yo me moría de la risa y eso deja claro porqué no se había hecho hasta el momento una película sobre César Chávez. No les parece sexy la historia de este méxicano-americano. Si parece europeo igual y funciona mejor”, dijo en sentido humorístico. Consideró que si en verdad se quería hacer una película en la que se mostrara cómo fueron de verdad las cosas,

Tiempo después, cuando este grupo terminó de cortarle parte del bigote a uno de sus guitarristas con una rasuradora eléctrica, llegó una sorpresa para el público. “Necesitamos a cuatro chicas ¿dónde están las chicas que quieren cantar con Big Time Rush? Sólo podemos tomar a cuatro, pero las amamos a todas” dijeron, momento en el que las chavas gritaron con más intensidad.

Con las fans seleccionadas interpretaron “Worldwide”. Enseguida Carlos cantó por primera vez: “Eléctrico”, su tema como solista. “México, estoy muy contento por compartir algo especial con ustedes, quiero que sepan que estoy muy orgulloso de mis raíces latinas, es una parte importante de mi vida”. “Y por eso adoro cantarle a los fans latinos en especial a

los de México” añadió el intérprete, quien junto con sus compañeros, viajará a Guadalajara, Monterrey y Sudamérica para seguir con esta gira. Las admiradoras continuaron regocijándose con temas como “Boyfriend“, “Elevate”, “Confetti falling”, “Big Time Rush” y “City is ours”, en donde se acompañó de pirotecnia con globos rojos y blancos.

“ellos son la llave para eso. Yo, por mi parte, no me hubiera metido en esto si no hubiera sentido que ellos estaban listos para exponer su historia”. Puso de relieve que el punto fue “festejar la existencia de esta comunidad, ponerla en la pantalla y hacer una película que los represente”. Michael Peña –el actor que personifica a César Chávez en la película- “entiende al personaje perfectamente”, afirmó. “Él es primera generación. Su padre es de Purificación, Jalisco, él ya nació en Chicago, le tocó esta vida de sentir que vienes de otro lado, que donde estás no te pertenece, pero a la vez querer pertenecer, y hacer un esfuerzo enorme por pertenecer a un lugar que no te recibe de manera cálida”.

* El filme de Diego Luna tuvo un destacado posicionamiento para una película invitada a ese festival


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Peter Lake (Farrell) is a master thief, who never expected to have his own heart stolen by the beautiful Beverly Penn (Brown Findlay). But their love is star-crossed: she burns with a deadly form of consumption, and Peter has been marked for a much more violent death by his one-time mentor, the demonic Pearly Soames (Crowe). Peter desperately tries to save his one true love, across time, against the forces of darkness, even as Pearly does everything in his power to take him down—winner take all and loser be damned. What Peter needs is a miracle, but only time will tell if he can find one.

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In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine.

Nuestros amigos tienen que conseguir un regalo sorpresa para Minnie, así que la mantienen ocupada con un montón de quehaceres en Clubhouse. Cansada de tanto trabajo, Minnie se queda dormida ¡y sueña que es MINNIE-RELLA! La historia de Minnie-rella, inspirada en el cuento de Cenicienta (Cinderella), rebosa de música y diversión, y en ella reconocemos a nuestros personajes favoritos de Clubhouse en papeles muy familiares.


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con 215.78. Ya en las otras finales de esta jornada, fue en el descenso alpino femenil en donde la eslovena Tina Maze y la suiza Dominique Gizin compartieron el podio con la medalla de oro al detener el crono en 1:41.57 minutos; es la primera vez en estos juegos en donde se ve un metal compartido y desechar la medalla de plata.Mientras, el bronce fue para la suiza Lara Gut a 0.1 segundo más tarde.

Alemania y Rusia tuvieron una destacada actuación en lo que fue la sexta jornada de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno (JOI) de Sochi 2014, en donde se agenció dos títulos; en tanto que Rusia hizo el 1-2 en el patinaje artístico de parejas. En el combinado nórdico (rampa normal), el alemán Erik Frezel se llevó el título de la especialidad con un crono de 23.50.2 segundos, para dejar con la plata y bronce al japonés Akito Watabe (23.54) y al noruego Magnus Krog (23.58). Mientras que en el Luge dobles (trineo sencillo), de nuevo la pareja alemana de Tobias Wendl y Tobias Arlt dio muestra de que son los dominadores en este tipo de pruebas al quedarse con el oro con un crono de 1:38.933 minutos, y dejar con la plata a la pareja austriaca de los hermanos An-

Dmitry Lobkov de Rusia y Samuel Schwarz de Alemania, durante la prueba de patinaje de velocidad sobre hielo para hombres, en la distancia de mil metros, en el marco de los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno Sochi 2014.

dreas y Wolfgang Linger con 1:39.455. La presea de bronce en esta prueba fue para la dupla de Latvia de los también hermanos Andris y Juris Sics con 1:30.790.Con estas dos medallas de oro, Alemania subió al sitio de honor del cuadro de medallas, en espera de que este jueves siga en esa posición. Mientras que en el patina-

je artístico de parejas, Rusia hizo el 1-2 gracias a la dupla de Tatiana Volosozhar y Maxim Trankov que obtuvo la presea de oro con 236.86 unidades. La plata fue para la también pareja rusa de Ksenia Stolbova y Fedor Kilomov con 218.68 unidades, y el bronce fue para el conjunto alemán de Aliona Savchenko y Robin Szolkowy

Mexico (NOTIMEX) En el campamento del líder general, Cruz Azul, reconocen la calidad como estratega del argentino Rubén Omar Romano, actual timonel del Puebla, y aguardan una sorpresa en el plano táctico para el juego del sábado próximo. En el seno celeste valoran a Romano, sin confiarse de la ventaja que tienen sobre la escuadra de La Franja, que ha rescatado apenas media docena de unidades en los primeros seis encuentros del Torneo Clausura 2014 de la Liga MX, por 16 de la “Máquina”, ni de la condición de anfitriones que tendrán para su juego de la fecha siete. “Conozco muy bien a Rubén Romano de hace años, sé que es un gran estratega y que nos estará preparando algo, y

en eso también tenemos que pensar, que nos va a ser complicado llegar al arco de ellos y que tendremos que tener cuidado de los contragolpes de ellos”, advirtió hoy el técnico de “cementero”, Luis Fernando Tena. El “Flaco” valoró la calidad como táctico de su homólogo, por lo cual sabe que su equipo no tendrá una tarde sencilla el próximo sábado, en busca de alargar a seis la racha de victorias en el cer-

tamen, mantener el invicto y seguir como líderes generales. “Rubén (Omar Romano) es un técnico muy capaz, desde el principio lo mostró, es un gran estratega, sus equipos siempre han jugado bien al futbol y han tratado muy bien la pelota, siempre tiene a equipos que tienen la salida muy clara y llegan muy bien al arco rival”. “Por eso estamos preocupados, porque algo nos está preparando y nos espera un

En tanto, en el patinaje de velocidad los holandeses Stefan Groothuis y Michel Mulder hicieron el 1-3, mientras que el bronce quedó en poder del canadiense Denny Morrison. Además, en el snowboarding femenil las estadunidenses Kaitlyn Farrington y Kelly Clark acapararon la medalla de oro y bronce, por lo que la australiana Torah Brigth logró colarse en el podio para la presea de plata.

juego muy difícil”, juzgó el actual entrenador cruzazulino. Con la complicada situación que atraviesan los “camoteros” en la lucha por el no descenso, donde ocupan el antepenúltimo sitio con 1.0769 de porcentaje, y la baja producción que llevan en la actual campaña (seis), tampoco se descartaría que un tropiezo en el Azul podría costarle el cargo al ex técnico cruzazulino. Para el actual entrenador celeste, a su vez, la clave del juego estará en sumar gran cantidad de elementos al ataque para desconcertar a los poblanos.“Habrá que atacar lo más que podamos, tener el mayor tiempo posible el balón, agradar a nuestra gente, que esperemos se dé otro lleno como el que se dio contra Veracruz. Ningún partido se puede pensar que va ser fácil”, indicó en rueda de prensa.

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issues. Limit entertainment screen time to less than one or two hours per day.

From TV to smart phones to social media, our lives are dominated by 24/7 media exposure. Despite this, many children and teens have few rules around their media use.

• For children under 2, substitute unstructured play and human interaction for screen time. The opportunity to think creatively, problem solve and develop reasoning and motor skills is more valuable for the developing brain than passive media intake.

While media consumption by itself is not the leading cause of any health problem in the U.S., it can contribute to numerous health risks, say experts. At the same time, kids can learn many positive things from “pro-social” media. The key is to teach children to make healthy media choices. “It is time for a renewed commitment to change the way we address media use,” says Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). “In the same way you may need to guide children on how to eat nutritiously,

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PHOTO SOURCE: (c) apops - Fotolia.com you can foster a healthy media diet.” In a digital world ever in flux, the AAP is offering some key tips for families looking to make smarter media choices:

• Make a media use plan, including mealtime and bedtime “curfews” for media devices. Media use plans take into account not only the quantity, but the quality and location of media use. Screens

should be kept out of kids’ bedrooms. • Excessive media use has been associated with obesity, lack of sleep, school problems, aggression and other behavior

• Take an active role in your children’s media education by co-viewing programs with them and discussing values. You may consider having your own profile on the social media sites your children use. By “friending” your kids, you can monitor their online presence. • Keep the computer in a public part of your home, so you can check on what your kids are doing online and how much time they are spending there.

• Look for media choices that are educational, or teach good values -- such as empathy, racial and ethnic tolerance -and interpersonal skills. • If you’re unsure of the quality of the “media diet” in your household, consult with your children’s pediatrician on what your kids are viewing, how much time they are spending with media, and privacy and safety issues associated with social media and Internet use . More healthy media tips for families can be found at www. healthychildren.org. A healthy media diet balances the risks of too much media on your child’s growth and progress with some of the pro-social benefits media offer. Be mindful of how your children interact with media and take steps for healthful choices.


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