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sum, the Gilroy Dispatch has learned. “We would be the perfect purchaser, from our perspective,” County Executive Jeff Smith said in an interview Tuesday, July 31. “So we are moving ahead” with the offer to buy the two private nonprofit hospitals in Santa Clara County, he said. “We have been doing our due diligence with
the appropriate consultants to come up with what we think will be a fair offer” to Verity Health System, the nonprofit that owns the two Santa Clara County hospitals and four others in the Bay Area and Southern California, said Smith. “We’ve been trying to keep in touch with Verity group to keep up with their timeline.”
Smith said he expected the county’s letter of intent to go to Verity Health Systems by Aug. 3. The letter will include a purchase offer, plus a list of terms and conditions relating to medical services offered by the two acute care hospitals. One condition would be that “we should operate both O’Connor and Saint Louise pretty much
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as they are operating right now, in terms of the availability of medical services,” he said. “We would keep the hospitals running as hospitals,” Smith added. “They fit into our strategic plan very well.” The acquisition would increase the number of county-run hospital beds ➝ Saint Louise, 14
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After five months of negotiations, the City of Gilroy and the Gilroy Police Officers Association have reached a tentative fouryear labor agreement that gives officers an annual 4 percent raise. “Our members are pleased with the successful outcome, and we appreciate the mayor and city council’s continued support to our officers,” Gilroy POA President Brian Dutton said in a statement. The agreement, if approved, will cover about 60 unionized Gilroy police officers’ employment conditions retroactively from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. The four-year length of the contract is one aspect of the agreement that makes it different recent previous POA contracts, which have only covered two-year periods, according to Gilroy Human Resources Director LeeAnn McPhillips. This and other aspects of the contract are intended to make the Gilroy Police Department more ➝ Police Union, 2 Robert Eliason t
EMBERS AND ASHES Jayme and Jeremy Simmons stand in the rubble of what used to be their home destroyed by a July 25 fire that ravaged 20 acres, burned several homes and outbuildings, and displaced 21 people.
Couple returns to ashes CALIFORNIA FIRES HIT HOME WHEN COUPLE RETURNS TO SOUTH VALLEY By Debra Eskinazi Magazine and Features Editor
Jayme and Jeremy Simmons were just about to head out on the Rubicon Trail, a 22-mile route through the Sierra Nevada, when they got the message from Jayme’s mom. They had made the trip annually for the last 13 years and were about to be out of cell range for
the next four days; this would be the last call they made before they hit the trail. “She would have never usually called me at the start of my trip,” said Jayme, 41. “When I called her back she was hysterical, crying, ‘Your house is on fire and I cannot save your animals, and I think they’re all going to die. I got your dogs, but I think the livestock isn’t going to make it. I don’t think anything is going to make it.’” The blaze, the Simmons would soon learn, started as a vegetation fire at 4:15pm July 25 in the
12100 block of Church Avenue. Before being contained by a firefighting blitz of ground crews and a helicopter, it would burn 20 acres and multiple homes, displacing 21 residents in the area, CalFire would later report. Unsure what they’d find when they arrived home, the Simmons headed back to San Martin—an agonizing four-hour-drive. The Simmons arrived to their home on Lena Avenue after nightfall. “You could see flames,” said Jeremy, 41. “We were able to walk up as close as the neighbor’s fence
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over here, and we could see low embers and little flames. And, we could see the freeway behind the house, which you shouldn't be able to see the freeway because the barn should be there.” The main house on nearly 2.5 acres and owned by Jeremy’s parents Judy and Chuck Simmons was mostly unharmed by the fire, but the barn with a loft—which Jeremy and Jayme had converted into an apartment—along with Chuck’s workshop and the original cottage from the early 1900s, ➝ Fire Victim, 5
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make the Gilroy Police Department more competitive among the region’s law enforcement agencies in attracting “top-quality people” who want to spend their careers with the department. The tentative agreement is posted on the city’s website, at cityofgilroy.org. The Gilroy City Council is scheduled to be considered for approval at the Aug. 6 meeting. The tentative contract provides officers with an annual 3 percent salary raise for the life of the agreement. It also adds an annual 1 percent “equity adjustment” to the officers’ salaries, bringing their total annual raise to 4 percent. A salary schedule included in the contract lists a starting Gilroy police officer’s base salary at $90,001 annually, as of July 1, 2018. A police corporal’s firstyear salary at Gilroy PD would be $96,338 if the council approves the new contract, and a starting police sergeant will be paid a $106,803 annual salary. This schedule reflects the proposed 4 percent raise from 2017 salaries. Bilingual officers receive a 5 percent addition to their base pay, and canine and mounted unit officers receive an additional $421.38 per month, according to the
proposed new salary schedule. The purpose of the 1 percent equity adjustment in the new contract is an acknowledgment on the city’s behalf that compensation at Gilroy PD is “behind market, compared to our region’s agencies,” McPhillips said. “The 1 percent (equity adjustment) is to bring us up to market, so we can be effective in recruiting and retaining officers,” McPhillips added. The city—represented in the negotiation process by McPhillips, Police Capt. Kurt Svardal and the city’s labor attorney—agreed to a four-year contract (as opposed to the string of recent two-year contracts) as a response to the stabilized economy. In the years following the 2009 recession, city employees were subjected to pay cuts, furloughs and other compensation reductions, McPhillips explained. Shorter, two-year agreements between the city and POA have been commonplace due to the uncertainty of the economy. Hiring qualified officers to Gilroy PD has been a challenge in the years since the recession, due to the lag in compensation and economic instability, McPhillips added. The city hopes that with the updated compensation package
in the tentative agreement, the Gilroy Police Department will be able to recruit experienced “lateral” officers from other agencies who can handle the growing workload of public safety calls within the city limits. “We’re hoping with this longer-term agreement and stability, it will look attractive for some officers who might want to move over here and bring their experience, and be deployable as soon as they (arrive),” McPhillips said. The four-year agreement also updates the city’s and individual officer’s contributions to CALPERS retirement, long-term disability coverage and uniform allowances. The contract also offers a new tuition reimbursement program for eligible officers who undertake higher education opportunities while employed by Gilroy Police Department. “The City Council and I are pleased that the city was able to reach an agreement which will keep us as a competitive employer in the region,” Gilroy Mayor Roland Velasco said. “Public safety is one of the City Council’s top priorities, and this new agreement should help with our recruitment and retention efforts. The City Council recognizes that our officers work hard to keep the community safe.”
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At the end of July and with the new school term less than three weeks away, Gilroy teachers were no closer than they were months ago reaching a contract agreement with the school district, according to Gilroy Teachers Association President Jonathan Bass. “The only update is that there is a (tentative) fact-finding hearing date set for Sept. 14,” said Bass. “Until then, unless something changes, everything is on hold.”
This news comes three weeks after Gilroy Unified School District Superintendent Deborah Flores said she was “confident” that a deal would get done prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year. GTA members have been working without a contract since the previous three-year deal expired in June 2017. In June 2018, 84 percent of GTA members voted in favor of a strike authorization if an “acceptable agreement” is not reached. According to GTA’s June 11 announcement, a teacher strike “will likely take place shortly after the start of the 2018-19 school year.” The first day
of student instruction is scheduled for Aug. 16 at the eight elementary, three middle and four high schools. Prior to both sides calling an impasse in negotiations back in March, the union’s request was for a 6 percent pay raise and 5 percent bump in district contributions to health care benefits. The district’s offer was a 2 percent pay increase and no additional health benefit contributions. The “fact-finding process” is being conducted through the state’s Public Employee Relations Board. Both sides will present their case to a fact-finding panel.
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relieved that their pigs had survived along with the majority of their goats, all Nigerian Dwarves. "This guy next door came over and saved their lives; he sprayed water on them the whole time," said Jayme pointing to their neighbors, the Bettencourts. “You can’t possibly get them to go where they don’t want to go,” said Jayme’s mom Gayle Ng of the seven pigs— a mixture of Yorkshires, Hampshires and Glaucester Old Spots—each weighing hundreds of pounds. “They had the fence ripped up and were trying to get out,” said Jayme. Touring the aftermath, the Simmons walked through the ashes. “That’s our storage unit, that had everything in it,” said Jayme. “All my pictures from my childhood. All of that.” Jamye was still searching the ashes for a ring and a broach that were given to her when her grandmother passed away. She did find a piece of her baby blanket, which she hopes her mom will make into a quilt—a “replacement” for the one she had just received from her mom. “She's drawn me a lot of pictures,” Jeremy said as his eyes welled up. “Just for a lot of years now on anniversaries and birthdays she just would draw me some memorable part of our trip. It just made me realize how fleeting my memory is.” “Here’s my chop saw,” said Jeremy, picking up a melted circular blade—the only recognizable part that remained of the tool. “My ’77 J20,” said Jeremy pointing to a green
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the early 1900s had been leveled. Fifteen years earlier the Simmons had moved in with Jeremy’s parents. The young couple had lived in Murphys and his parents had a home in nearby Arnold. Both couples sold their land and headed for the South Valley, where Jayme and Jeremy searched for a place to buy. They didn’t find what they were looking for and stayed on the Lena Avenue property, where they taught themselves to farm and decided to return to school. Jayme, now a ranger at Pinnacles National Monument, studied environmental geology while Jeremy earned his degree in environmental studies with economics and now does trail repairs and finish carpentry at Pinnacles. Having previously been evacuated from their mountain home in Murphys, the Simmons thought they’d be safe from the same fire risks in South Valley. They didn’t expect to lose everything. When they arrived, they couldn’t access the property. “Last night we put up the hammock stretched between the Jeep and one of the trees out there.” said Jeremy. Jayme said they just wanted to be sure the animals were OK and see if anything could be done to help them. “All the chickens are dead,” said Jayme. They had lost about two dozen chickens—mostly rare-breeds like silkies and small millefleurs. The Simmons were
GUTTED Jayme and Jeremy Simmons lost their daily drivers, a Mitsubishi Eclipse and Dodge Durango, which were both destroyed in a blaze that took their home and several others on July 25. J20 Jeep Gladiator, they fondly called, “The Beast.” “You need a truck on a farm,” said Ng. But the Simmons only had their Jeep; the top and sides that were left behind destroyed. They lost several cars and motorcycles, including both of their daily drivers, which they needed to get to work on separate sides of the Pinnacles. In addition to the vehicles and the chickens, their barn, the Simmons lost a breeding buck, named Jack. Also lost on their property were several outbuildings including their storage, a welding shop and the original cottage. “They lost everything,” Jayme said about the welders. “All their vehicles are here.”
Without the welders, Jeremy’s parents may not make their mortgage payments. Mireya Mora, 31, had about 10 minutes to get out. She and Felipe Zamora, 30, had lived in the cottage for about a year. Mora had only enough time to grab her dog, her purse and some clothes for the couple. “His mom and his brother came here to help me, but the fire was here already,” said Mora. “Everything is gone. Jewelry. Money. Everything.” The water was still bubbling out of the pipes into the ashes. “She had a couple things like her grandfather’s little wooden box
that had been in her family for 200 years,” Zamora said about Mora’s precious family heirloom passed down from generation to generation from her family who had come from a town near Guadalajara. “For now we’ll spend a couple of nights with my mom,” said Zamora. “I didn’t have any renter’s insurance.” The Simmons also were without coverage and were not named in Jeremy’s parents’ policy. “Having studied geology,” Jeremy said, "we were really prepared for an earthquake. It's hard to prepare for fire because everything is gone—all your possessions are up in smoke.” Jayme cautions readers,
“Have an exit strategy, a way to contact your loved ones.” The Simmons have been staying with Jayme’s parents and will be looking for housing. Through the devastation, an experience of recovery that is just beginning, Jayme is still grateful. “For my life, my husband's life,” she said. “My family. Everybody is OK. My dogs. My goats were saved by a number of people—that helps.” Jeremy is also grateful for the firefighters. “They kept it wet,” he said. “They tried.” To donate to the Simmons relief fund, visit https:// bit.ly/2OsKY4a.
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alifornia’s 114 community colleges are the Rodney Dangerfields of higher education, overshadowed by the state’s four-year universities and not getting much respect. That’s true even though the community colleges’ 2.1 million full- and part-time students represent more than three times the combined enrollments of the University of California and the California State University System. More importantly, low-cost, conveniently located community colleges are the primary gateway into post-high school job training and four-year degrees for those who would otherwise be stuck on the lower rungs of the socioeconomic ladder. Some big changes are coming to the system, some of them from Gov. Jerry Brown, who began his political career a half-century ago as a community college trustee in Los Angeles and will end it this year. Under his prodding, the Legislature has approved a new state-operated online community college that he says will give workers displaced by technology or other circumstances new opportunities to acquire marketable skills. “I want people to be able to open their own imaginations whether they are 15 or 50. Now (students) have a real opportunity to not only learn but to get a certificate and get skills to earn more money, advance and pursue their
dreams,” Brown told the state community college board after signing legislation for the online college. Brown and the Legislature are also overhauling how the colleges are financed, giving them more state aid but conditioning some money on how well colleges are preparing students for jobs or transfer to fouryear institutions. It’s meant to be a carrot to encourage better performances by local colleges, which previously had been given allocations based on enrollment— but it’s also something of an anomaly. The governor has stoutly resisted performance measures for K-12 schools, even for his program of directing more state aid to help poor and “English-learner” students raise their academic skills. He calls that reluctance “subsidiarity,” meaning he’s trusting local education officials to do the right thing, and has rejected pleas of education reformers for more accountability. It’s a little odd that he would reject such accountability for K-12 schools but insist on it for community colleges. Still another Brown-backed change is called “California College Promise.” Participating community colleges may provide financial incentives and guaranteed transfers to four-year colleges for community college students meeting certain criteria. The program also envisions community colleges
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partnering with K-12 schools to improve college preparation. Brown, however, is not the only source of change for the community colleges. In July, the state community college board approved an agreement that allows students who have completed required lower-division work in some majors to transfer as juniors to private, nonprofit colleges and universities. While students have sought such transfers in the past, the new agreement provides a more direct pathway for admission. But perhaps the biggest change coming, albeit slowly, to the state’s community colleges is allowing some of them to offer four-year “baccalaureate” degrees in some fields. Nine community colleges awarded 135 such degrees this year under a pilot program, involving such fields as dental hygiene, mortuary science and ranch management. The state Senate has passed a bill to extend the pilot program, but it faces stiff opposition from faculty unions, and the Assembly has killed extension legislation in the past. California has a looming shortage of college-educated workers and if the gap is to be closed, community colleges must be full partners and not merely academic stepchildren. Dan Walters is a writer with CALmatters, a Sacramento-based, nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture.
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Tunnel Backers seek $1.6B By Ryan Sabalow and Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee
ritical permits and legal challenges are still pending, and some farming groups still haven’t committed to paying for part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s controversial $17 billion Delta tunnels project.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Thursday, August 9, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Join us for a Networking Mixer hosted by the Gilroy Foundation and then walk downtown to enjoy the Thursday Night Music Series. 60 4th Street, Gilroy. Friday, August 10 – Government Relations Committee Meeting (GRC) Canceled. Saturday, August 11 & 12 – Gilroy Rodeo. For more information and to purchase tickets go to GilroyRodeo.com Wednesday, August 15, 6:45 – 8:00 a.m. – Chamber Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn. Breakfast sponsor is Leadership Gilroy. Early registration is $15 at gilroy.org. Wednesday, August 15, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Show and Shine car event, free of charge, at the Stomping Grounds, 6500 Brem Lane. Thursday, August 16 – Parade of Cars will arrive at the Downtown Live music series by 6:30pm Saturday, August 18, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. – 17th Annual Garlic City Car Show. See more than 225 cars on display, 12 food vendors and 35 specialty vendors, 3 music stages and a Family Zone with pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses and face painting.
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But even with the uncertainty, backers of the project are poised to ask the Trump administration for a $1.6 billion federal loan that millions of Californians ultimately would have to repay through increases in their water bills. On July 12, the just-formed Delta Conveyance Finance Authority, led by the regional water agencies backing the tunnels project, is expected to start the application process for a $1.6 billion federal water infrastructure loan administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The loan would represent a significant milestone for the project, which has been in the planning phase for nearly a decade, said Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which delivers Delta water to 19 million people in the south state. “We’re going to be issuing contracts in the next few months, and we’re going to be spending some real money,” Kightlinger said. “If we get this loan now, we’re moving from millions into billions (of dollars). That’s real.” Metropolitan and other agencies have spent a combined $200 million planning the tunnels. Earlier this year, Metropolitan’s board breathed life into the struggling project by approving a $10.8 billion investment in California WaterFix, the name Brown’s administration gave the tunnels. Other hurdles remain before machines can start boring the 30-mile path under the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
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construction; dozens of lawsuits against the tunnels are pending. Brown’s office says WaterFix will shore up deliveries of Northern California river water to the south state while reducing the environmental harm done to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the hub of the state’s waterdelivery network. The project is fiercely opposed by Sacramento area politicians, Delta farmers and fishing and environmental groups. Tunnels opponent Barbara BarriganParrilla of Restore the Delta said she was troubled that the repayment plan under the loan doesn’t start for at least five years after the project is finished. “Our grandchildren and greatgrandchildren will be footing the bill for dry tunnels when investments should have been made in sustainable water projects for their communities,” she said. Meanwhile, Brown’s office said it has tweaked the design of the tunnels to reduce environmental impacts to Delta communities, wetlands and fish. Under the new design, revealed in an environmental impact report, the state Department of Water Resources said the twin 40-footwide tunnels will be realigned to avoid the town of Hood and municipal water wells. The town sits at the north end of the Delta, near the spot where water will be diverted from the Sacramento River and drawn into the tunnels. At the south end of the Delta, the state said it will create a new reservoir near the town of Byron, eliminating the need to expand the two-mile wide holding pond known as Clifton Court Forebay that sits below the state’s massive Delta pumping plant. The state said the change will reduce harms to wetlands and endangered salmon and Delta smelt. U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, an opponent of the project, said the state had merely put “lipstick on this pig by making cosmetic modifications.”
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San Martin fire victims begin rebuilding FAMILIES LEFT HOMELESS BY WILDFIRE FIND ASSISTANCE Nathan Mixter & Michael Moore Times staff
More than 20 residents displaced by the July 25 fire that rapidly spread through a San Martin neighborhood have a variety of local resources from which to obtain long-term and immediate assistance until they are able to start rebuilding or find new permanent homes. Members of several families whose homes burned in the blaze, which started as a vegetation fire, attended a July 26 community meeting at the San Martin Lions Club to get more information about such resources. The leaders of Santa Clara County organizations in attendance—including CalFire, Social Services Agency, the Office of Emergency Services and the American Red Cross—urged the impacted residents at the meeting to spread information about available help to their neighbors through word of mouth. In the immediate aftermath of the fire—which destroyed a residential duplex, a mobile home, 16 vehicles and three barns—displaced residents are eligible for preloaded $100 gift or debit
cards to purchase essential items. These cards are funded and provided by the American Red Cross and the California Fire Foundation. Two other homes were damaged but not fully destroyed by the fire, CalFire Santa Clara Unit Fire Chief Derek Witmer said at the meeting. A total of 21 residents were displaced from the damaged and destroyed homes. Longer-term assistance is available from local nonprofits the Gilroy Compassion Center and St. Joseph’s Family Center, as well as the Red Cross. Displaced fire victims who are citizens of Mexico can contact the Mexican Consulate’s office in San Jose. Insured renters and property owners can obtain CalFire’s “fire report” to provide to their insurance companies starting about 10 days after the incident, Witmer said. The July 25 fire began about 4:15pm in the 12100 block of Church Avenue in south San Martin. Due to the dry conditions and sustained winds of 20mph, fire officials said, the blaze quickly spread through about 20 acres of vegetation and onto a ranch on Lena Avenue. While numerous horses, goats, pets and livestock were saved from the fire, at least one goat died in the flames, Witmer said. Other displaced
residents said they have been unable to locate some of their animals since the fire was extinguished. A firefighter at the scene suffered heat exhaustion, Witmer said. No other injuries were reported. Mirna Arriaga, a resident of Lena Avenue whose home was one of those damaged by the blaze, said when the fire started it looked like a “brush fire.” She called 911, then went back inside her home to watch television. Just a couple minutes later, Arriaga received a phone call saying her neighbor’s house was on fire. “We went back out and couldn’t see three feet in front of us,” due to the smoke, she said. Arriaga and her family had to jump in their car and retreat; they didn’t have time to gather any clothing or other possessions from inside the home. Arriaga lived in the home with her husband, Jose Orozco, and their four children, who range in age from 6 to 22. Arriaga’s father, Raul Arriaga, owns and lives on the property as well. Orozco said while the home was not completely destroyed by the fire, it is “not repairable.” Arriaga said she entered the heavily smoke-damaged residence the next day, but the odor made her nauseous. The family spent the night of July 25 in their RV, parked in a nearby commercial parking lot.
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Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the July 25 fire, Witmer said. He noted the windy conditions were the key factor in the blaze’s quick spread. The first CalFire units on the scene ordered five engines “right off the bat.” A CalFire helicopter—which doused the blaze with water pulled from a nearby reservoir—and airplane appeared within minutes. Several bulldozers also responded, Witmer said. Units from Gilroy and San Jose fire departments assisted. A resident at the July 26 meeting asked Witmer if a locked fence surrounding a property owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District impeded firefighters’ response when they arrived to the emergency. Witmer said fire crews carry enough tools to break down or cut through almost any kind of barrier. With the water district property, which is adjacent to the Lena Avenue ranch to the north, Witmer said it took firefighters about one minute to use tools to cut through the locked fence and proceed along the service road. He said the delay wasn’t enough to make a significant difference in the amount of property damage.
Chaotic, windy scene
The rapidly spreading fire created a chaotic scene for those who lived in the area
• St. Joseph’s Family Center, 7950 Church St., Suite A, Gilroy, (408) 842-6662. • Gilroy Compassion Center, 370 Tompkins court, Gilroy, (408) 763-7120. • Mexican Consulate, 301 Enzo Suite #200, San Jose, (408) 294-3415. • American Red Cross, (408) 577-2054. • Residents who need a fire report for insurance purposes can call CalFire at (408) 779-2121. Fire reports are typically available from the firefighting agency starting 10 days after the fire.
of the blaze the afternoon of July 25. Mike Sibley, 71, who rents a trailer on the Lena Avenue property, said he received a call from the owner of the house warning him of the fire. Sibley rushed back from a bar in Morgan Hill, where he had been hanging out with friends. He said he at times drove on the wrong side of the road to get to the fire several miles south. Sibley said he arrived in time to rush into the mobile home he has been renting for about eight years and save his 20-year-old dog, Oddie, and some valuables. He left his vehicle in front and headed to the scene of chaos. “There was three or four cars on fire, and I probably would have lost mine if I went back there,” Sibley said. He also managed to lead out a kid goat.
“There were about 30 goats in there, and that was the only one who wanted to follow me out,” he said. “The firefighters out here are doing an amazing job.” Sibley did lose several personal items when another of the buildings on the property burned. About 7pm, Santa Clara County Sheriff 's deputies cleared onlooking pedestrians away from in front of the house on Lena Avenue and moved them back to Manna Way after an electric pole caught on fire and threatened their safety. A gray pit bull was picked up by animal control in the area, firefighters said. The fire was mostly contained before dusk July 25, but crews remained in the area through the following evening to mop up and keep an eye on any potential hotspots.
Due to the dry conditions, and 20 mph winds, fire officials said the blaze quickly spread through about 20 acres of vegetation and into a ranch.
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Garlic Fest volunteers enjoy hot jobs 4,000 PITCH IN TO HELP BIG COMMUNITY NON-PROFITS IN GILROY Bryce Stoepfel Reporter
BIG FLAME UP Volunteers and celebrity chefs at the spectacular, fiery “flame up” grill at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. everyone. Carlos Pineda, chef at Rebekah Children’s Services Culinary Academy, became a two-time winner at the Garlic Showdown. With help from Sous Chef Andrew Briggs, Pineda’s Shrimp Chimichurri with Prunes and Plum won the approval of Iron Chef Michael Symon. Pineda and Briggs donated their $3,000 prize back to Rebekah Children’s Services. “It was really fun, but it was nerve-wracking,” Pineda said about performing on the main stage at the Garlic Showdown. “It’s been a long weekend working, from pouring beer or putting up tents for other charities.
That’s what it’s about: giving back to the community. Give where you live.” Symon, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, who sported a Cleveland Browns orange-collared shirt and sandals, took questions from a packed house toward the end of his appearance. The crowd seemed particularly interested to hear tidbits about Symon’s time on Food Network’s Iron Chef. “I beat Bobby Flay in a foot race once before,” Symon told the crowd. "I told him I’d smoke him; he said no way. I ended up beating him by 10 yards. He’s from the Upper West Side, I’m from Cleveland.
When we hear a gun go off, we get going fast.” One family from Fresno made fast friends as dad Joe Guevara took shade to another level with a fullsized patio umbrella that easily kept his family and those around him out of the sun. “I brought my umbrella; now I’m the talk of the town,” said a laughing Guevara, whose family made its third trip to the Garlic Festival. What’s gone is not always forgotten, and if you missed it, don’t stress out too much. Next July, the Gilroy Garlic Festival will return for its 41st go-around.
That’s all, folks. It’s a wrap for the 40th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. After the last pepper steak had been served, the final beer poured, and as folks lingered in traffic driving home, all that remained, save for a Monday full of teardown work for volunteers, were memories and garlicky breath. Volunteering is the lifeblood of the Garlic Festival and on Sunday several notable Gilroyans joined nearly 4,000 volunteers working at jobs like pouring beers and serving as festival guides. “It’s been great; the crowd is really happy,” Gilroy Councilman Dan Harney said as a band played on the main stage behind him. “My daughter, Frances Harney, won third place in the Junior Cook Off.” A short walk away from the main stage, the Gavilan College football team, with head coach John Lango, sold cups of wine margaritas for $5 to support the football team. “We sold over 1,500 yesterday, and we’re hoping to sell 1,000 today and break some records,” Lango said. Over at the wine garden, wine lovers kept cool under the shade of tents and tree limbs. A gentle cool mist of cooling water from little overhead sprinklers helped to stave off the heat. One
Morgan Hill resident far too young for wine, 18-monthold Fiona Azzarello, was held up in the mist by her mom Kelly Azzarello to keep cool. “We didn’t hit any traffic; we took Watsonville Road and Santa Teresa,” said Kelly Azzarello. “The wine is the best part for me, but the kids love the kid’s area. My son found a bubble machine that made him very happy, and Fiona loves the food.” It’s likely that most at the wine garden didn’t realize that the smiling, tall gentleman in a tiedyed shirt was Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee. Smithee was there selling wine tickets, $9 for a glass or for three samples. “The Garlic Festival is a beautiful event because we have over 100,000 people come from all over, which helps us to show off what we do," Smithee said. “All the people around town who volunteer to make this happen is fantastic." Gilroy was well-represented in the volunteer ranks. Mark Turner of the Chamber of Commerce, along with Gilroy Economic Development Corporation President/CEO Tammy Brownlow, and Richie Chavarria poured beers in one of the beer tents. Mike Galvin with Sportsmen Chefs cooked up peppers and onions in a 10-pound cast iron pan over an open flame. Gilroyan Ron Kirkish worked toward the end of his volunteer shift to answer any questions from attendees, and Susan Mister took tickets at the beer tent near the Miller Red Barn. The weekend wasn’t all fun and chilling out for
CELEBRITY Celebrity chef Michael Symon of Cleveland entertains garlicky crowd.
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Eighth-grade chef has a master chef palate
Mix-up at Garlic Festival contest causes a stink
ALEXIS HIGGINS IS JUDGE, MENTOR, PRESENTER AT GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL
WRONG AMATEUR CHEF BRIEFLY— INCORRECTLY— CROWNED WINNER
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By Jaqueline McCool Reporter
Alexis Higgins the arena, 70-year-old Greg Baughn twirled one end of his 18-inch white mustache, to the delight of festival fans. This was his second festival; he drove to Gilroy from near Riverside, Calif. One of Alexis’ fans bounced around backstage, eager to begin the Great Garlic Chef Jr competition. Six-yearold Addyson Dell of Gilroy was the youngest competitor and possibly the most enthusiastic. Her favorite dish to cook? “Macaroni!” Her favorite dish to eat? “Macaroni!” With garlic, of course. Later in the afternoon, crowd favorite Addyson won it all, with a $500 prize, much to the delight of her mom, Leslie Aponte-Dell. Addyson served up—you guessed it— garlic macaroni and cheese, with garlic chicken tenders and asparagus.
When The Great Garlic Cook Off started on July 28, the second day of the Gilroy Garlic Festival, Todd Antepenko was ready for the judges to taste his creation. Antepenko’s Gilroy garlic Asian-inspired baby back ribs was a recipe 10 years in the making. Celebrity chef and former Olympian Brian Boitano took the stage to announce the winner of the amateur cook off. He opened the envelope, looked down and promptly said, “And the winner is... the ribs!” Antepenko was crowned, but as his friends and family cheered from the stands, those on stage quickly realized there had been a mistake. “Oh my God, I can’t believe I did this,” Boitano said during his selfdescribed “Steve Harvey moment.” The crown was taken off Antepenko’s head and given to Will Simbol, the true winner of the cook-off. Shannon Antepenko started to cry, first when she thought her husband won the $5,000 prize and then when she realized he hadn’t. “It was a complete cluster,” she said. As Simbol celebrated his win for his “savory, crunchy, freshy, tangy, shrimpy, herby, garlic lumpia wrap,” the
All eyes turned to the judge—several hundred in the audience, three other judges, the announcer, a two-camera video crew, and two very nervous amateur chefs. The celebrity judge put down her fork politely, and said, calmly and seriously, to a hushed audience: “It had a nice texture, and the garlic gave it just the right bite.” This brought sudden sighs of relief from the anxious contestants. Alexis Higgins, the judge, is a 13-year-old eighth-grader at St. Mary’s School in Gilroy. The bright-faced girl with neatly done braids, braces and a soft, confident voice held her own on Friday at the Challenge Butter main stage at the 40th Annual Gilroy Garlic Festival. She has held her own on similar stages for several years, beginning in 2013, when she made it to the second round of Gordon Ramsey’s Master Chef Jr. as an 8-year-old. The festival competition was a charity cookoff for first responders, which the AMR Ambulance EMT crew would go on to win for the second year in a row. The team won
a $3,000 check for the Alzheimer’s Association. As the chefs from local fire agencies and the U.S. Army worked feverishly chopping, blending and sauteing their dishes, Alexis sauntered around the cutting boards and stovetops, examining ingredients and techniques with a professional’s eye—and nose. The daughter of Jill and Scott Higgins of Gilroy said her culinary inspiration has been her grandmother, Carol Higgins. She said her favorite dishes to cook—and eat—are her grandma’s Italian and Portuguese recipes. After serving as judge, Alexis eased into a different role, as a backstage mentor to the contestants in the festival’s first-ever Great Garlic Chef Jr. competition. On Sunday she would be making her own center-stage presentation of one her favorite recipes, chicken piccata—with lots of garlic, of course. In the cook-off audience on the festival’s steamy first day sat David Newman, sporting a festival garlic chef ’s hat. He had driven to Gilroy with his son-in-law, Gregg Cornell, and granddaughter, Alexandra, 14, all the way from Las Vegas, just to see his first-ever Gilroy Garlic Festival. “I did it for my granddaughter,” he said. “She’s a garlic nut!” On the other side of
THE WINNER New York amateur chef Will Simbol
wins Cook Off.
Antepenko family became frustrated. “We’re not sore losers,” said Shannon Antepenko, “but you don’t just announce that and then take it away.” Todd Antepenko said that overall the competition experience had been great, but that he couldn’t hide his disappointment from what happened. “It’s like Miss America,” he said. “One second I’m the winner, the next second I’m not.” Simbol wasn’t upset by the momentary mixup and said it was fixed quickly. Simbol’s fiancée had encouraged him to enter the competition, and he flew from New York to participate. “I thought, hey, what have I got to lose?” he said.
Asked what he will do with his prize money, Simbol said, “I’m going to have a nice dinner with it, and then I’m going to put it away.” For Shannon Antepenko it didn’t matter how quickly the mix-up was fixed. “We have people who flew in for this,” she said. Her brother, Chris Butler, caught the moment on video. As the confusion ensues, Butler can be heard saying, “Come on Brian, you’re killin’ me.” Event staff explained to the Antepenko family that Boitano had accidentally read the recipes listed as opposed to the winner, which was written on another slip of paper. Todd Antepenko was given several passes to various festival vendors. All event finalists who did not place received a $100 prize.
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County wants to operate St. Louise Saint Louise, 1 by more than 80 percent, adding the 93 beds at Saint Louise and O’Connor’s 358 beds to the 563-bed Valley Medical Center. Smith is well-positioned to manage the negotiations for the hospital deal: He has both medical and law degrees. The county executive said that since the Verity announcement, the county has been working with three consultants— a law firm and business firm that specialize in large mergers and acquisitions, and a consultant that specializes in operational mergers of health care systems—to develop the offer letter. Currently, the county operates one acute care hospital, Valley Medical Center, plus 10 healthcare clinics around the county. The Santa Clara County offer will be for just two of the six hospitals owned by Verity Health. Verity Health System announced in July that it was “exploring strategic options to alleviate financial and operational pressures on its six hospitals.” Whether Verity will agree to sell off two of its six properties remains to be seen, and could depend on whether there are buyers for the other four hospitals: Seton Medical Center and Seton Seaside in San Mateo County, plus St. Francis and St. Vincent medical centers in Los Angeles. “At this time, a range of options is being considered, including the potential sale of some or all of the locations, among other possible transactions,”
LOCAL CARE Saint Louise Regional Hospital, located at 9400 No Name Uno, could have a new owner in the coming months. Verity Health said in a July 9 statement. "The top priority of Verity's board and management team is to establish a long-term, sustainable path forward for our hospitals, which are of critical importance to the communities they serve," said Rich Adcock, CEO of Verity Health. "Pursuant to Verity's strategic plan, we are exploring a number of options to deleverage our balance sheet and address challenges our hospitals face after a decade of deferred maintenance, poor payor contracts, and increasing costs. As the board and management team work together to evaluate these options, the interests of our patients, employees and communities remain paramount."
Verity Health declined to elaborate this week. Smith said a purchase by the county would be financed with revenue bonds in a lease-purchase arrangement with the county’s own financing agency. He declined to state the amount of the purchase offer, or to identify the consultants. The consultants will be identified in agenda materials for the Aug. 14 meeting of the county Board of Supervisors, he said. The announcement that the six hospitals are up for sale or for new partnerships was a stunning reversal of the optimism that Verity Health had expressed early this year. The Redwood Citybased system named a new CEO in January, Rich Adcock, and in March
promoted John Hennelly to that post at Saint Louise Regional Hospital, a 93-bed facility in northeast Gilroy. Just eight months ago, at the time of Adcock’s appointment, Verity chair Jack Krouskup said Adcock “is the person to lead the health system through this time of tremendous growth and expansion to provide state-of-the-art healthcare to the communities Verity serves.” Also at the time, Adcock said, “There is an amazing opportunity to transform health care delivery for our patients and communities throughout California. We are recruiting physicians and healthcare professionals from across the country to join our team
to lead the nation in driving medical research and innovation.” Before being named Saint Louise CEO in March, Hennelly had been chief administrative officer for Saint Louise for 18 months, when he was reported to have worked on a financial turnaround to put the hospital on more financially stable ground. In that period, the hospital opened two new breast care centers, increased emergency room volume, renewed the volunteer program and engaged the community, bringing more patients to the hospital. Hennelly and the hospital are active in Gilroy and Morgan Hill. He is on the board of directors for the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Morgan Hill
Chamber of Commerce and Gilroy Rotary Club. Verity Health System, created in late 2015, is a nonprofit healthcare system employing more than 6,000 staff statewide. The hospitals include 1,650 inpatient beds, six active emergency rooms, a trauma center and a host of medical specialties including tertiary and quaternary care. In 2015, the Catholic Daughters of Charity sold the six hospitals to BlueMountain Capital Management, which had owned Verity Health. Last year, a company owned by billionaire entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who also owns the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, bought the hedge fund’s healthcare division that owns Verity.
Incumbents seek return to council THREE 4-YEAR SPOTS, ONE 2-YEAR SEAT WILL BE ON NOV. BALLOT Jaqueline McCool Reporter
If all incumbent City Council members choose to run for a four-year term, one will definitely not return to the council. That’s because of the four seats available on the Nov. 6 ballot,
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Rodriguez counts cheerleading, wheelchair basketball and track and field as her favorite sports. Rodriguez has come on strong lately in wheelchair basketball, as she plays on the Berkeley-based Junior Road Warriors varsity team coached by Trooper Johnson. Rodriguez met Johnson through the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program, which provides people with disabilities to play team sports. “She’s going to be incredibly good down the road,” Johnson said. “She’s really good now, but she has the potential to be really good as she gets older.”
Although Rodriguez is physically talented, Johnson said it’s the intangibles Rodriguez possesses that make her a true difference-maker. “What really stands out is her athletic ability and the way she uses that and her leadership skills,” Johnson said. “She makes others around her better, and she works hard. She’s one of those kids whose personality is really dynamic.” Rodriguez’s mom, Sue, said her daughter’s charisma and personality is infectious in a truly positive way. “I’m most proud of her for making friends everywhere she goes,” Sue said. “People are drawn to her and a lot of times they’re staring at her. They’re curious and that used to bother her, but now she smiles because she understands it’s one more person she can have an impact
Ella Rodriguez vividly remembers walking into a gymnasium at age 9 and watching a wheelchair basketball game. The moment forever changed her life. “I saw how happy everyone looked, and I wanted to be like that,” said Rodriguez, an incoming Christopher High freshman. “I had never seen other athletes like me, and that completely changed my outlook. I saw how efficient they were playing a sport, and I wanted to get that efficient in whatever sport I played.” Rodriguez, who was born with a congenital limb deficiency that led to the amputation of her right foot when she was 9 months old, has never backed down from a challenge. Rather than viewing her condition as a hindrance, the 14-yearold Rodriguez has developed an almost maniacal drive to achieve at a high level in the sporting arena and in the classroom. As an eighth grader at Brownell Middle School last year, Rodriguez maintained straight A’s, served as ASB President and competed on
the cross country and track and field teams. At Christopher High, she will be no less busy. Rodriguez has already begun cheerleading practice and will no doubt get involved in a number of different clubs on campus. “I can’t wait for school to start,” she said. Rodriguez hit the highest point of her burgeoning athletic career thus far when she competed in the Desert Challenge Games in Arizona in June. The event is the only one in North and Central America that is part of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix. A total of 400 athletes ages 6 to 75—all with physical or visual disabilities—from 16 different countries competed in swimming, air rifle, archery and track and field. Rodriguez took home a pair of gold medals in the shot put and javelin throw and a bronze medal in the discus in the Desert Challenge Games, setting a personal-record (PR) in all three events. She is currently ranked No. 2 in the world in the javelin, No. 5 in the shot put and No. 6 in the discus in the 16-and-under classification. “This was my first national track and field meet, and it gave me an opportunity to step up my game and compete against other athletes like me,” she said. “I’ll remember a lot of things, but the one that sticks out the most is when I did the discus. I was able to throw it really far, beat my personal-record and do it as my family cheered me on.” In no particular order,
HOOP IT UP Ella Rodriguez, 14, continues to inspire through her academic and athletic achievements along with her character. on. She has a gift in that people gravitate toward her.” Knowing that, Rodriguez feels she has a responsibility to raise awareness and help change perception about people with physical challenges who play sports. “I want to continue to stay
positive and set a good example,” she said. “My mindset is no matter who you are, you can accomplish anything you put your mind to.” Go to gilroydispatch.com to view the full version of this story.
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OBITUARIES IN LOVING MEMORY OF JOHN L. SACCULLO
ROY TATSUSHI June 17, 1925 - June 10, 2018
oy lived in this area since 1964. He left us due to pancreatic cancer, one week before turning 93. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughter, Yvonne Au, sons, Howard, Leonard, Vernon and four grandchildren; brother Satoshi.
issing from our lives since August 4, 2008, but always on our thoughts and in our hearts forever.
He was in the Military Intelligence Service that received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor. Private services were held on July 20, 2018 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, with Taps and a New Orleans style of send-off.
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MARILYN ANN CASTRO January 6, 1959 - July 23, 2018
arilyn Ann Castro passed away at her Hollister residence surrounded by her loving family on July 23, 2018 at the age of 69.
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Control No.: XXXXXX1491 ATTENTION RECORDER: THE FOLLOWING REFERENCE TO AN ATTACHED SUMMARY IS APPLICABLE TO THE NOTICE PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTORS ONLY • NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 12-07-2007 UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A PUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THE NATURE OF THE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 08-17-2018 at 10:00 A.M., TITLE TRUST DEED SERVICE COMPANY, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 12-18-2007, as Instrument No. 19685613, in book XXX, page XXX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of SANTA CLARA County, State of CALIFORNIA, executed by IGANTIUS PANZICA AND KATHY PANZICA, HUSBAND AND WIFE WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at tune of sale in lawful money of the United States) at AT THE GATED NORTH MARKET STREET ENTRANCE OF THE SUPERIOR COURTHOUSE, 191 N. FIRST STREET, SAN JOSE, CA 95113 All right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, and State described as: APN No.: 779-24-012 The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2805 DAY ROAD GILROY CA 95020 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale of property will be made in “as is” condition, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest thereon, as provided in said note(s), advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of the unpaid balance of the obligation secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $836,961.98 The beneficiary under said Deed of Trust heretofore executed and delivered to the undersigned a written Declaration of Default and Demand for Sale, and a written Notice of Default and Election to Sell. The undersigned caused said Notice of Default and Election to Sell to be recorded in the county where the real property is located. NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS: If you are considering bidding on this property lien, you should understand that there are risks involved in bidding at a trustee auction. You will be bidding on a lien, not on the property itself. Placing the highest bid at a trustee auction does not automatically entitle you to free and clear ownership of the property. You should also be aware that the lien being auctioned off may be a junior lien. If you are the highest bidder at the auction, you are or may be responsible for paying off all liens senior to the lien being auctioned off, before you can receive clear title to the property. You are encouraged to investigate the existence, priority, and size of outstanding liens that may exist on this property by contacting the county recorder’s office or a title insurance company, either of which may charge you a fee for this information. If you consult either of these resources, you should be aware that the same lender may hold more than one mortgage or deed of trust on the property. NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: The sale date shown on this notice of sale may be postponed one or more times by the mortgagee, beneficiary, trustee, or a court, pursuant to Section 2924g of the California Civil Code. The law requires that information about trustee sale postponements be made available to you and to the public, as a courtesy to those not present at the sale. If you wish to learn whether your sale date has been postponed, and, if applicable, the rescheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 714-7302727 or 916-939-0772 for information regarding the trustee’s sale, or visit this Internet Web site www.servicelinkasap.com or www.nationwideposting.com for information regarding the sale of mis property, using the file number assigned to this case 171081168900-2. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not immediately be reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Date: 07-18-2018 TITLE TRUST DEED SERVICE COMPANY, As Trustee BRIDGET REGAN, Trustee Sale Officer TITLE TRUST DEED SERVICE COMPANY 26540 Agoura Road Suite 102 Calabasas CA 91302 Sale Line: 714-730-2727 or Login to: www.servicelinkasap.com or Sale Line: 916-939-0772 or Login to: www.nationwideposting.com If the Trustee is unable to convey title for any reason, the successful bidder’s sole and exclusive remedy shall be the return of monies paid to the Trustee, and the successful bidder shall have no further recourse. We are assisting the Beneficiary to collect a debt and any information we obtain will be used for that purpose whether received orally or in writing. A-4664609 Publish: 07/27/2018, 08/03/2018, 08/10/2018
CHLOE'S VINTAGE RENTALS 472 Hadley Ct. Gilroy, CA 95020 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: HIDANIA URTIZ 472 Hadley Ct. Gilroy, CA 95020 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA and 06/28/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Gilroy Dispatch: July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 2018
910 GIL - FBNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number: 643848 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as LEARN SPEECH THERAPY 700 West 6th Street, Suite I Gilroy, CA 95020 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: DAWN LAUREEN HANSEN 662 Hazel Dell Road Corralitos, CA 95076 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 10/01/1987 and 06/28/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Gilroy Dispatch: July 13, 20, 27, and August 3, 2018
910 GIL - FBNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number: 644117 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as AV TIRES 7595 Railroad St Gilroy, CA 95020 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: CARLOS RAFAEL VAZQUEZ PEREZ 7595 Railroad St Gilroy, CA 95020 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA
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910 GIL - FBNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number: 643900 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as ANABELSKYE CREATIONS 8300 Kern Ave. #Q-154 Gilroy, CA 95020 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: TANESHA SANTOS 8300 Kern Ave. #Q-154 Gilroy, CA 95020 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA and 06/29/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Gilroy Dispatch: July 20, 27, and August 3, 10, 2018
910 GIL - FBNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number: 644473 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as JIMENEZ HAULING 130 Bennett Street Gilroy, CA 95020 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: JESUS JIMENEZ 130 Bennett Street Gilroy, CA 95020 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/17/2018 and 07/17/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Gilroy Dispatch: July 20, 27, and August 3, 10, 2018
910 GIL - FBNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number: 644590 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as FC FRAMING 4450 Monterey Highway Gilroy, CA 95020 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: FRAMECOM, INC.
names listed above on 02/01/2011 and 07/20/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Gilroy Dispatch: July 27, and August 3, 10, 17, 2018
910 GIL - FBNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number: 644487 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as LA MORENITA PRODUCE 575 1ST ST Gilroy, CA 95020 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: RUTH MAYRA RUIZ 20 Russell Rd Spc 94 Salinas, CA 93906 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/17/2018 and 07/17/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Gilroy Dispatch: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
949 MOR - FBNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number:644700 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as REYNOLDS & ASSOCIATES 1980 Spanish Bay Court San Jose, CA 95138 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: DANIEL R REYNOLDS 1980 Spanish Bay Court San Jose, CA 95138 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A and 07/25/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Morgan Hill Times: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
ZAYYAT INTERNATIONAL 17166 Creekbed Crt Morgan Hill, CA 95037 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: ZIAD JOHNY ZAYYAT 17166 Creekbed Court Morgan Hill, CA 95037 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/26/2018 and 07/26/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Morgan Hill Times: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
949 MOR - FBNS FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number:644564 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as ORDER FRAGRANCES. COM 205 Cox Avenue San Martin, CAL 95046 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: GURMEET S GILL 205 Cox Avenue San Martin, CAL 95046 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 07/01/2018 and 07/19/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Morgan Hill Times: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
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This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 06/25/2018 and 07/09/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara Regina Alcomendras County Clerk 70 W. Hedding St. San Jose, CA 95110 Publish Gilroy Dispatch: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number: 644846 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as THE NEON EXCHANGE 7371 Monterey Street Gilroy, CA 95020 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: ANTONIA M BOWLES 150 Dry Creek Road Hollister, CA 95023 This business is conducted by: AN INDIVIDUAL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/01/2018 and 07/30/2018 is the file date. Statement filed with the County Clerk of Santa Clara
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PUBLIC NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT filed with the Clerk-Recorder’s Office of San Benito COUNTY File Number:2016-0000043 Owners names: THE CANDY STOP LLC 671 Gabriele Ct Hollister, CA 95023 by this: LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Business names and location LA STMA. TRINIDAD 193 Mccray St Ste #301 Hollister, CA 95023 COUNTY OF SAN BENITO: The Original file date 02/09/2016 for this business name that was abandoned on 07/24/2018 Statement filed with the County Clerk of San Benito Joe Paul Gonsalez County Clerk 440 Fifth Street, Room 206 Hollister, CA 95023 Publish Hollister Free Lance: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018
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PUBLIC NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File Number: 644236 The following person (persons) is (are) doing business as TRIFECTA MANAGEMENT 1165 Hazel Avenue Campbell, CA 95008 COUNTY OF Santa Clara: STEVEN C THOMPSON 1165 Hazel Avenue Campbell, CA 95008
Notice is hereby given that a public lien sale of the following described personal property will be held at 10:30am On August 21, 2018. The property is stored at Hannigan’s Mini Storage, 180 San Felipe Road, Hollister CA 95023. The items to be sold are described generally as follows: NAME OF TENANT: GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF GOODS Shawn Evan Antonio - Pictures, Golf Clubs, T.V., misc. totes, misc. boxes, ball caps, NFL items Steven Stacy - BBQ grill, misc. boxes, tools, power tools, chairs, misc. furniture Jessica Espinoza - Bicycles, end table, folding chair, mattress, electrical cord Manuel Velazquez - Plastic shelving, misc. bags, misc. clothes This notice is given in accordance with the provisions of Section 21700, et seq., of the Business & Professions Code of the State of California. Nor Cal Storage Auctions, Inc. Bond #7900390179 Published: Hollister Free Lance, August 3, and 10, 2018 Lien Sale Auction Advertisement
PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 21700-21716 of the Business & Professional Code, State of California, contents of the following units will sell at public auction by competitive bid on (DATE 8-21-2018) @ (TIME 9:00AM) to satisfy the storage lien. At MINI MAX STORAGE, 2450 SAN JUAN RD. IN THE CITY OF HOLLISTER, STATE OF CALIFORNIA. The contents of the storage spaces are believed to consist of misc. misc. boxes (contents unknown), misc. clothing, furniture, tools auto parts and household items. TENANT NAME
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PENNY ORABUENA VICTOR SIFUENTES LISA SANCHEZ MARIA S SOTO THERESA TREVINO LOREN TURNER MICHAEL CHIERO PURCHASED goods are sold as is and must be removed within one day of purchase. Payment is to be with cash only and made at the time of purchase. The sale is subject to cancellation without notice in the event of settlement between the owner and the obligated party. Auctioneer: Joe Ward MINI MAX STORAGE License Number: 758 09 52 2450 SAN JUAN RD. 408.891.6108 HOLLISTER, CA 95023 Publish: Hollister Free Lance, 831.637-0368 August 3, and 10, 2018 FRANCISCO RUEDAS LOPEZ DAVID GENT CRYSELDA M RAMOS MELISSA SALAZAR DONALD GEMETTE JR SUSAN CUCINOTTA
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