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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Xi Kappa Omega Chapter Holds Annual Christmas Party See Lifestyle - Pages 14A & 15A

L. A. Sues Three Large Banks for Predatory Lending in Black Neighborhoods

By Frederick H. Lowe Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney, has sued three of the nation's largest banks, charging that their mortgage-lending practices discriminated against African-Americans by steering them into high-interest subprime loans they eventually could not pay.

Feuer filed the lawsuits in U.S. District Court in California against Wells Fargo & Co. and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Bank of America Corporation, Bank of America, N.A., Countrywide Financial Corp., Countrywide Home Loans, Countrywide Bank BANKS, See page 12A

Controller Chiang Updates Pay Site with More City, County Figures

SACRAMENTO State Controller John Chiang has updated his public employee compensation website with the latest wage and benefit data for California city and county employees. The site – publicpay.ca.gov – offers maps, search functions, and custom report-building tools. It also allows users to download raw data for their own research. This update covers calendar year 2012, the fourth full year of data for city and county employees available on the site. "Making compensation of public employees transparent provides taxpayers with the ability to be more informed and active in local government decisions," Chiang said. "I'm especially encouraged with the cooperation that cities and counties have provided in helping us make all government more accountable to Californians." Today's update adds wage and benefit data for 637,435 positions, with more than $38.86 billion in wages paid in 2012.

Since the site's launch in 2010, it has registered more than 6.9 million page views online. The Controller completed an overhaul of the public website in late 2012, adding additional search, browse, and mapping functions. Special district information will be updated this coming spring, and data from the University of California is expected later in the year. The 2012 figures for State and California State University employees were updated earlier this year. Those visiting publicpay.ca.gov can: • View compensation levels on map graphics, and search for compensation by region • Develop charts, trendline and trend graphs • Quickly see lists of top earners at cities, counties, and other local governments • Generate side-by-side comparisons of local government payrolls • Create local agency summaries CHIANG, See page 6A

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Clinton Jackson at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club See Community Calendar - Page 12B

CLU Hosts Kwanzaa Celebration

Harambee, a Swahili term that means “let’s all pull together”, was the theme for this year’s Kwanzaa celebration hosted by Cal Lutheran University (CLU). A number of people from diverse backgrounds gathered at CLU’s Gilbert Center last Saturday, December 14 for an early celebration of Kwanzaa. The program was sponsored by CLU Multicultural Programs and International Student Services, CLU Black Student Union (BSU), NAACP Saturday School and Afro-Centric Committee of Ventura County. The seven day event is observed annually from December 26 through January 1 by African-American families who want to stress moral values and honor ancestral traditions, family, unity, community and culture. The program included certificate presentations, singing, dancing, food, shopping and live music from one of the hottest bands in Ventura County, Cosolive.

Members of California Lutheran University’s Black Student Union attended the 2013 Kwanzaa Celebration. Dr. Juanita Hall, Senior Director of Multicultural and International Programs said, "I really like the principals of Kwanzaa and I want our students to grasp hold of the principals before they leave the university. We are educating leaders for a global society and part of that is being a community leader.”

Dr. Hall, who is also Assistant to the CLU President for Diversity continued, “The principles of Kwanzaa really embrace what we want to be as a people; they are so aspirational. It’s a good thing for our students to learn and we want to share that with the community." The seven days of

Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles, as follows: • Umoja (Unity): To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. • Kujichagulia (SelfDetermination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and CLU, See page 1B

Past and Present Converge at Mandela’s Burial

By George E. Curry QUNU, South Africa (NNPA) – With a rich mixture of ceremonial military pomp and ancient tribal customs, Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first democratically elected president, was buried here Sunday in the village of his youth, culminating 10 days of national mourning. The former Nobel Prize-winner, in accordance with his wishes, was buried in a family graveyard high in rolling green hills where other close relatives are buried, including his father, Makgatho Mandela, who died in 2005; his eldest son, Madiba Thembekile, who died in an automobile accident in 1969; and Makaziwe Mandela, his first daughter who died as an infant in 1948. In his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela described Qunu as a place where “I spent the happiest years of my boyhood and whence I trace my earliest memories.” To pay tribute to Mandela, leaders and celebrities from around the world made their way to this bu-

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at the memorial service for former South African president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, South Africa, Tuesday, December 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) colic community in the eastern section of the country to share their memories of the global icon. Among those attending were Britain’s Prince Charles; media

mogul Oprah Winfrey, who was escorted by longtime beau Stedman Graham; civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Virgin

Airlines founder Richard Branson and British actor Idris Elba, who plays Mandela in the movie, “Long Walk to Freedom.” MANDELA, See page 3A


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Around the Tri-Counties Don’t Listen to Dream killers. Guardian Scholars Endowment Supports Words to Live by

Dr. Lonnie G. McCowan, pastor of Miracle Center of Ventura

By Pastor Lonnie G. McCowan What the heck is a dream killer? A dream killer is somebody who tells you that “you can’t” or that “It’s not possible.” It’s that nagging person or voice that says over and over again...... “You can’t or you won’t there are two kind of dream killers. 1. People who have no dreams 2. People who are jealousy of your dreams Here is a tip when trying to decide who and what to listen to in regards to birthing your dreams. If the person giving you the advice has not accomplished their dream or is not at-

tempting to birth their dream or is not living the life of their dreams, don’t listen to them tell you about your dream. Your family and friends mean well, but the truth is, those who are saying this to you are nowhere near achieving their goal for their life.....so why should you listen to them? They don’t really want you to accomplish your dream anyway, because it will make them look bad, because they have not accomplished their own dream yet. If Michael Jordan had told his friends and family in high school that he would be the greatest basketball player of all time....most would have said, “Dream on.” Some of them would have supported him but they would have had serious doubts that he could be the greatest ever. After all, he did get cut from his high school team. But he had goals and worked his tail off to reach them. And he did it. My whole point is this: You’ve heard the Paid Advertisement

statement a thousand times that....”It can’t be done” or that you can’t do it! If you buy into that, you...will...never...be... successful. Those that are most successful in life have bigger dreams than most people to start. The other thing you need to consider is the source of the comment. If those that are making that comment are wildly successful and living the life of their dreams, listen to them if they are not, why are you even bothering to listen? If I listened to those that told me I would never make it….you would not be reading this today but I would of done like so many… just settling for a boring crappy life. What do you really want maybe you are just wishing you could be at the park on a Monday morning with your kids? As it turns out, I had bigger dreams then I thought and I knew what the possibilities were. The result is that I am DREAM, See page 12A

Former Foster Youth at UCSB

By Andrea Estrada With the holidays only weeks away, most university students already know how they’ll be spending their winter break. For them, going home to their families and celebrating the traditions that have been a part of their lives for as long as they can remember is simply a given. However, 55 students in this year’s freshman class at UC Santa Barbara are silently wondering what they will do — where they will go — when the residence halls close at the end of finals week. These students are former foster children, and many have no families to visit and no permanent place they can call home. In fact, for some of them, the four years they spend at UCSB will mark the longest period of time they will have lived in any one place. So moved by this reality were UC Regent Hadi Makarechian and his wife, Barbara, they made a $100,000 contribution in

Guardian Scholar Adeola Adeife 2012 and 2013 to support the work of the UCSB students and staff volunteers from departments across campus who serve as a network of resources for all 150 of the UCSB students who have aged out of the foster care system and are, quite literally, on their own. At UCSB and campuses throughout the country, these students are called Guardian Scholars. “We are delighted to

Guardian Scholar Joscelynn Murdoch (Photo Credit: Spencer Bruttig) provide a small help to this huge cause, helping bright students that have overcome adversity in their lifetime and are at a prestigious school such as UCSB,” said Hadi Makarechian. For former foster youths Adeola Adeife, Alana Osaki and Joscelynn Murdoch, the holidays can be a reminder of how alone they are. Or would be, were it UCSB, See page 12A


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The People’s Throb What Was Your Favorite Christmas Memory?

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By Gary L. Harbour

Donya Holmes, 37 Oxnard, CA

Tiffanie Parker, 25 Winona, MN

Martinez A. Blackwell, 34 Kansas City, MO

Sonia Velasco, 26 Oxnard, CA

Maria Velasco, 52 Oxnard, CA

Jennifer Lehman, 36 Port Hueneme, CA

“One year my family was struggling really bad. We didn’t even have food to eat. My brother and I were so good that year and we were also so excited. Christmas Eve we were talking about what Santa was going to give us. We went to bed and woke up to nothing. Our stockings were empty and there were no presents. My brother and I went outside and we were crying so hard. One of our neighbors found out, he came up to my brother, and I and he gave me a doll and my brother a fire truck. I am 37 years old and I believe in Santa.”

“My nephew was readily preparing himself for Christmas morning when his sister began complaining that she didn’t have enough room for Santa’s gifts. It warmed my heart when my nephew started to fill one of his empty toy trunks, encouraging his sister to do the same. When asked the reason behind this action, my nephew replied with a small grin, “These are for the kids that need them more.” To this day, that was my best Christmas memory.”

“Home from military leave, and all my family was home to visit. My younger sister was home from the army, and I was home from the Navy. It was a good time, with her husband and all of my family being under one roof. One of the last times I saw all of my family together.”

“My favorite Christmas memory that I have is of my whole family gathering at my grandma’s house and giving gifts to everyone. Now, everyone has their own families to hang out with and it’s so lonely now.”

“My favorite Christmas memory was when I was a little girl, I received a doll that I wanted so bad, and that was the first and last doll that I ever received. It was a small, but in my eyes it was the biggest doll I had ever seen.”

“That year Cabbage Patch dolls came out and I had to have one. My parents went to a Cabbage Patch drawing for 5 nights just before Christmas. On the 5th night, my dad won the drawing and I got my Cabbage Patch doll. The sacrifice of my parents, going to the drawing on work nights to get their daughter what she wanted so bad for Christmas, made me feel so loved and special. It filled my heart with gladness when I opened my present to find my Cabbage Patch doll.”

Past and Present Converge at Mandela’s Burial

President Barack Obama, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt took a selfie at the memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela. at the Union Buildings in From page 1A Guests attending the Pretoria, where his body funeral were transported was viewed by more than from a park-and-ride fa- 100,000 people. Because cility at Walter Sisulu of long lines and hours University to a makeshift too short for the occasion, white dome-like audi- at least twice as many torium covered in white people might have viewed sheathing. Because seating the body through Friday was restricted to 4,500 ac- if they had been given the credited guests, many lo- opportunity. After a final ceremony cal residents complained that they were relegated to Saturday morning at the the background, forced to Union Buildings in Pretowatch the funeral of their ria, Mandela’s coffin was most celebrated son on flown to Mthatha where it was met by a military television. To ease complaints escort and greeted by loabout exclusion, the gov- cals with three shouts of ernment set up 16 broad- “Aaah! Dalibhung,” a refcast viewing areas across erence to Dalibhunga, the the country for viewing name given to Mandela and collective mourning. at 16 upon being initiated The state funeral and parts into adulthood. His remains were transof the burial were broadcast live in South Africa ported to Quna, 37 miles away. There, military ofand around the world. The funeral followed ficials handed over his rea memorial service last mains to village elders in Monday and three days his old home. The South of Mandela lying in state African flag that draped

First Lady Michelle Obama does not look amused. his coffin was replaced with a lion skin, a traditional symbol of the Xhosa people. Tribal leaders and men in his family held a private vigil at dusk in keeping with traditions of Mandela’s Thembu clan. His remains stayed in his bedroom throughout the night, overlooking his future grave site. Unlike Saturday’s final public ceremony in Pretoria, in which tributes were paid by personalities from around the world before Mandela’s remains were Former South African Presflown here, Sunday’s funer- ident Thabo Mbeki leaves funeral of his former ANC al was an all Africa affair. President Zuma deliv- colleague. ered the eulogy with Man- elected with the participadela’s flag-draped casket tion of Black voters, Manresting in front of him. dela is considered the faZuma said, “As your jour- ther of the country. Hence, ney ends today, ours must the numerous references to continue in earnest. One “Tata,” which means fathing we can assure you ther. He is also referred to today, Tata, as you take as Madiba, his clan name. your final steps, is that Malawian President South Africa will continue Joyce Banda praised Manto rise. We pledge to take dela at the funeral as an your vision forward.” ideal leader. As the first president MANDELA, See page 12A

Michelle Obama gives Helle Thorning Schmidt the cold shoulder.

Bishop Desmond Tutu attends a private luncheon reception after Mandela’s funeral.

Jesse Jackson attends funeral and burial of Nelson Mandela.

Locals complained that they were shut out of funeral for (NNPA Photo by George E. Curry) their famous son.


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Sports News Zach Johnson Stuns Tiger Woods in Star Outfielder Curtis Granderson Playoff to Win World Challenge Leaving Yankees for Mets

By Doug Ferguson THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Zach Johnson put together the storybook finish at Sherwood that for the longest time belonged to Tiger Woods. Johnson rallied from four shots behind with eight holes to play, holed out from a drop area for par on the last hole to force a playoff, and beat the No. 1 player in golf at the World Challenge when Woods missed a 5-foot par putt on the first extra hole. "Pretty impressive what he did," Woods said. "He got me." It was an extraordinary sendoff at Sherwood, which hosted the World Challenge for the 14th and final time before it moves to Florida next year. The big surprise was the winner in so many ways. "I feel very fortunate, and a bit lucky," said Johnson, who moved into the top 10 in the world ranking for the first time in his career. For Woods, it was only the fourth time in his career that he lost a lead of at least two shots going into the final round, the second time at Sherwood. Graeme McDowell overcame a fourshot deficit in 2010 and beat Woods in a playoff. They were tied after Johnson hit his tee shot to 4 feet for birdie on the 17th hole. Playing from the left rough,

Tiger Woods (L) and Zach Johnson cross paths on the green at the seventh hole during the final round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge golf tournament at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks. (Photo Credit: Frederick J. Brown) Woods came up just short and watched his approach tumble down the elevated green and into the bunker. Johnson followed with his worst shot of the week, an 8-iron so weak that it came up well short and into the hazard. Johnson knew Woods had a difficult bunker shot, and if he figured if he could stick his wedge close from 58 yards away in the drop zone, a bogey might be enough to get into a playoff. The ball bounced three times and then spun back a few inches into the cup for an unlikely par and a 4-under 68. "A little too dramatic for me," Johnson said. Woods' hit a superb bunker shot to 2 feet and matched his par for a 70. They finished

on 13-under 275. Woods was between clubs from the 18th fairway in the playoff and tried a smooth 7-iron that he lost enough to the right that it again found the bunker. He hit an exquisite sand shot, this one sliding 5 feet by the hole, and the par putt spun out of the left side. Johnson won $1 million and should go to No. 9 in the world. Woods ended what he called a "damn good year" — five wins, the most of anyone in the world — with a shocking loss to Johnson. Two years ago, Woods ended the longest drought of his career when he went birdiebirdie at Sherwood to beat Johnson by one shot.

Lamar Odom Gets a Second Chance

LOS ANGELES — Former NBA player Lamar Odom pleaded no contest Monday to a drunken driving charge and accepted

a sentence of three years’ probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment. In a deal with prosecutors, Odom entered the

By Mike Fitzpatrick NEW YORK — A person familiar with the situation says free-agent outfielder Curtis Granderson and the New York Mets have agreed to a $60 million, four-year contract. The agreement was first reported by the New York Post. The 32-year-old Granderson comes over from the crosstown Yankees, giving the Mets much-needed power in their punchless outfield. He batted .229 with seven homers and 15 RBIs this year, when injuries limited him to 61 games. But he surpassed 40 homers in each of the previous two seasons. The move marks gen-

New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon (left) and general manager Sandy Alderson stand with outfielder Curtis Granderson at baseball’s winter meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. eral manager Sandy Al- far — after three years of derson's most expensive bargain shopping as the free-agent signing — by Mets were rebuilding.

HOUSTON — Some speedy children in Houston have received more than $17,000 worth of toys and other Christmas gifts thanks to Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson. A dozen at-risk youngsters had 80 seconds to dash through a toy store and grab what they could — to be paid for by Johnson. His jersey is No. 80. Some of the NFL team’s cheerleaders helped the needy children push shopping baskets that quickly filled with dolls, electronic toys, iPads and other holiday treats. Each child also received an entertainment

Andre Johnson game system. enth year hosted the charity The tab topped $17,300. event, says it’s fun for the Johnson, who for a sev- children and for him, too.

By Cara Anna UNITED NATIONS — Ex-NBA player Jason Collins and tennis great Martina Navratilova urged the International Olympic Committee to do more to support gay athletes at a special event for International Human Rights Day. The two openly gay athletes appeared at the United Nations, along with human rights activists. This year's events and comments are largely focused on the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, where a law passed this summer banning homosexual "propaganda" has drawn international condemnation. In a related event, U.S.

Jason Collins ambassador to the U.N. from around the world. Samantha Power called Power says 78 countries the Russian law "as outra- still have laws that crimigeous as it is dangerous." nalize consensual sex beShe was meeting with tween adults. dozens of LGBT activists

LONDON — Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has scrapped promotional appearances in London because previous convictions bar him from entering Britain. Tyson, 47, was due in London this week as part of a promotional tour for his autobiography "Undisputed Truth." His publisher, HarperCollins U.K., said in a statement Tuesday that it had been "unaware" of recent changes to U.K. im-

migration law and for that reason Tyson had to reroute to Paris. Under Britain's immigration rules, anyone sentenced to more than four years in prison is barred from entering the country. Tyson served three years of a six-year sentence in the 1990s for raping a teenage beauty-pageant contestant. He also has been convicted of assault and cocaine possession. Britain's Home Office declined to comment on Tyson.

Andre Johnson Spends $17,000 on Gifts for Needy Kids

Gay Athletes Jason Collins, Martina Navratilova Urge Olympic Support at the UN

Lamar Odom plea to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties, Los Angeles city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said. Odom had faced a maximum sentence of six months in jail. The status of his suspended driver’s license will be determined at a separate hearing in front of the Department of Motor Vehicles. Odom’s attorney, Richard Hutton, appeared in court to enter the plea for him. A phone message left with Hutton was not immediately returned. The 34-year-old power forward and husband of reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is currently out of the NBA, going unsigned as a free-agent after averaging a career-low 4 points and 5.9 rebounds last season with the Los Angeles Clippers. Odom was arrested Aug. 30 after his Mercedes-Benz SUV was spotted weaving on a freeway in the Studio City section of Los Angeles.

Mike Tyson Banned from Entering UK

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News On Education Word-Finds

Find and circle the words in the puzzle. The words read forward, backwards, up, down and diagonally. Inflammation Madness Mildew Noon Day Pass Pestilence Powder Rebuke Scab Statutes Store Vexation Wickedness Disobey Cursed Voice

Answers on page 12A

To solve a Sudoku puzzle, place a number into each box so that each row across, each column down, and each small 3 x 3 square with the larger diagram (there are 9 of these) will contain every number from 1 through 9. In other words, no number will appear more than once in any row, column, or smaller 3 x 3 square. Working with the number already given as a guide complete each diagram with the missing numbers that will lead to the correct solution. Answers on page 12A

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Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Dream Academy was excited to be recognized in new legislation recently introduced by Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), who unveiled America's FOCUS (Fund for Future Opportunities and Outcomes in the United States) Act, that directs billions of dollars towards programs that will improve health, education and development, and public safety outcomes for all Americans. The U.S. Dream Academy was recognized in the bill along with 13 other nonprofits and national groups doing great work in the youth mentoring and STEM fields. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Fattah at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia during a press conference at which U.S. Dream Academy founder and President, Wintley Phipps, introduced Congressman Fattah. Without using taxpayer money or increasing government spending, the bill will offer an opportunity

Rep. Fattah and Wintley Phipps with Science Leadership Academy Students. to intentionally and sig- a special fund called the nificantly boost grant sup- America's FOCUS Fund, port to three areas that will including; increase the United States' • Reserves 33% of reveconomic competitive- enue in the America's FOness: youth mentoring and CUS Fund for investments STEM education; medical in each of the following arresearch and innovation; eas: STEM education and and justice reinvestment. youth mentoring; justice The specific goals of the reinvestment efforts; and America's FOCUS (Fund innovations in medical refor Future Opportunities search and development. and Outcomes in the Unit• Uses the remaining ed States) Act of 2013 leg- revenue to reduce the naislation are to authorize the tional debt. Secretary of the Treasury Through these investto deposit all fines, penal- ments, the United States ties, and settlements into DREAM, See page 12A

(NewsUSA) - With the holiday season upon us, the latest cell phones and tablets are sure to be at the top of most kids' gift lists. Let's face it: they'll use these gifts to keep up and connect with their friends on sites like Instagram, Twitter and SnapChat. While these devices make it easier for parents to stay connected with their children wherever they go, they can also make it easier for children and teens to be exposed to serious issues like sexting and cyberbullying. According to the i-SAFE foundation, more than 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet. Parents need to make sure they're staying informed about what apps their children are using and set guidelines on how the devices will be used. As parents brave the shopping crowds, there are a few important tips to keep in mind: • Establish ground rules for phone access and use,

Is your child prepared to handle the responsibilities of owning the latest gadget? including location and time restraints. (Example: use only in common household areas, like the kitchen.) • Discuss what apps and in-app purchases are appropriate upon gifting the phone. • Stay educated about sites like Instagram, Twitter and Ask.fm, where cyberbullying is becoming more commonplace. • Make sure your kids have privacy settings enabled on all of their devices and social media sites.

• Know your resources: You don't have to keep your kids in the Stone Age to keep them safe from dangers in the digital world. "As a parent, I know how important it is to get your child the devices they want this holiday season," says Paul Adkison, founder of ZABRA (www.zabra. com), a social media parenting tool that monitors the most common issues in cyberspace today. "Even with guidelines and ground rules, there is always the possibility for your child to become involved in potentially dangerous online activity," says Adkison. "But having candid conversations with your kids about what they do online and using a safety tool like ZABRA is a great way to find a middle ground." Parents can initiate the conversation about using these devices responsibly by including the Good Cyber Citizen Pledge with the gift or as a stocking stuffer. DEVICES, See page 12A

By Tyler Kingkade Legislation introduced in Congress could make buying expensive textbooks a thing of the past. The bill sponsored by by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) would create a grant program for colleges and universities to "create and expand the use of textbooks that can be made available online" and offered with free access to the public. Students -- and anyone else for that matter -- would have access to digital textbooks and not be bound to buying the latest edition stocked in a campus bookstore.

The went up 82 percent in just the past 10 years. As a result, seven out of 10 undergraduates admit to skimping out on purchasing at least one textbook, according to a 2011 survey by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The legislation also calls for a report from the U.S. Department of Education to the Senate's education committee by mid2016 detailing adoption of open textbooks and how much it saves students. By July 2017, the Comptroller General of the United States would have to submit a report on what has

caused changes to price of college textbooks and the impact open textbooks would have on the cost of regular, traditional ones. "The dirty secret about textbooks is that they don't have to be so expensive given the rise of technology," said Matthew Segal, co-founder of OurTime. org, which endorses the bill. "Even worse, if you put textbook debt in larger context with student debt, the affordability of college is becoming less and less tenable, and, as a result, the American dream is becoming more difficult for the next generation to attain."

Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on New Mobile Devices This Holiday Season

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U.S. Dream Academy Recognized for Their Important Work in Education

2. Bus Stop waitress 3. The ______ McCoys 4. The Trials of Rosie O’Neill actor Harewood 5. Sofia of CSI: Miami 6. Egyptian solar deity 7. Taylor of According to Jim 8. Brian Keith detective series 9. The ______ Show 10. On the “Pacific Princess” 11. As ____ On... 19. Na Na preceder 20. Wyatt of Bordertown 23. The Bernie _____ Show 24. Frank’s assistant on Bring ‘Em Back Alive 25. Gangster’s gun 26. A Seaver son 27. Port Charles role for Julie Pinson 28. George Hamilton’s

trademark 29. Cable channel with ER reruns 31. Smallville star Tom 34. Dora the Explorer’s Isa, e.g. 35. “X, Y and _____” 36. Gas (prefix) 37. Baywatch’s _____ Ellerbee 39. Credo 40. Alma Beltran, on Berrenger’s 41. Sopranos actor Robert 42. ‘70s musical genre: _____ rock 43. Dunaway of The Starlet 44. Comfort 45. Nothing Sacred event 49. Guided Answers on page 12A

College Textbooks Could Be Free Under Legislation Introduced in Congress


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State News Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Jackson Praises Progress Made Toward More Women in Top Company Posts Releases Hate Crime Data

SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that the number of reported hate crimes in California decreased 12.8 percent in 2012. There were 930 hate crime events reported statewide in 2012, a decrease from the 1,060 hate crimes reported in 2011. Since 2003, the total number of hate crime events in California has decreased 37.6 percent from 1,491 to 930. “While overall numbers are down this year, any hate crime hurts the people and values of California,” said Attorney General Harris. “I am confident that California law enforcement will monitor and prosecute these cases to ensure severe consequence and accountability.” Hate crimes with a race/ ethnicity/national origin bias decreased 10.1 percent from 2011 to 2012 but still

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris accounted for 56.8 percent of all hate crime events in 2012. Over the past ten years, these have consistently been the most common type of hate crime. Hate crime events involving a sexual orientation bias decreased 3.7 percent and events involving a religious bias decreased 27.9 percent from 2011 to 2012. All police agencies and

district attorney’s offices in California submitted hate crime statistics to the state Department of Justice for this report. Hate crime categories are established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Next year, three changes will be made to the Hate Crime Event Report form distributed by the California Department of Justice to local law enforcement agencies in the state. In accordance with a change made by the FBI, the category ‘gender non-conforming’ will be added to the ‘gender’ category and ‘community centers’ will be added to the ‘location’ category. Additionally, California will add the category ‘anti-Sikh’ to the ‘religious’ category. Statistics that reflect these changes will appear in the Attorney General’s 2014 Hate Crime Report, which will be released in 2015. HARRIS, See page 12A

ROSEMEAD, CA — As families decorate for the holidays, Southern California Edison (SCE) urges its customers to ensure the experience is joyous by always being aware of power lines when adorning outdoors. They also are encouraged to avoid shock and fire hazards such as frayed electrical cords and overloaded outlets. With people decorating their homes for the holidays, it is imperative to practice electrical safety, such as not throwing light strands or electrical cords into trees near power lines or on utility poles, not using decorative lighting with broken fuses or lightbulbs and keeping electrical connections away from moisture. “The joy that festive decorations bring can lead people to overlook their potential dangers,” said Bill Messner, principal manager of Health and Safety at

SCE. “It is vital that families follow instructions, inspect decorations and practice safety to minimize the risk of electric shock, fires or injuries.” U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 230 home fires annually that start with Christmas trees, resulting in an average of six deaths, 22 injuries and $18.3 million in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association. About 5,800 people annually also are treated in hospital emergency rooms for falls associated with holiday decorations, with more than half of them coming from ladders or roofs while decorating outdoors, the fire association said. SCE recommends some other safety tips for the holidays: • Never place lights closer than 10 feet to power lines and always be aware of power lines.

• Use wooden or fiberglass ladders when decorating outdoors. Metal ladders conduct electricity. • Always inspect your ladder before using it to ensure that it is safe. If the ladder is damaged, buy a new one that is safe to use. • Be sure electrical cords are not placed at an angle or position that pinches them, like in windows. • Use plastic zip cords when hanging lights instead of staples, tacks or nails. • Use no more than three strands of light per extension cord. Overloads can cause fires or lines to short circuit. • Keep lights directly away from carpeting, furniture, drapes and other flammable materials. • Use only decorations bearing the Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA) or Intertek (ETL) labels. HOLIDAYS, See page 12A

Give the Gift of Safety During the Holidays

SACRAMENTO – The UC Davis Graduate School of Management released its annual study of California Women Business Leaders. In response, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), the author of Senate Concurrent Resolution 62, the first-inthe-nation resolution urging more women on corporate boards, released the following statement: “I am pleased that UC Davis has again released this report, which shines an important spotlight on the presence of women in the boardroom and in highlevel positions in California companies. I am also encouraged that the report used the standards for the number of women in corporate board seats established in my Senate Concurrent Resolution 62 as part of their ranking process. The good news is that California companies have made progress. The percentage of women in board seats and the highest-paid executive positions in California’s 400 largest publically held corporations has increased over last year. But it clear we have so much more work still to do for women to achieve parity. Women hold just 10.9% of the top executive posi-

Position

Total Wages

Buena Park

City Manager

$545,394

South Gate

Police Sergeant

$486,044

Pleasant Hill

City Attorney

$465,209

Milpitas

Fire Battalion Chief - 40 hr

$461,212

Carlsbad

City Manager

$459,222

Fountain Valley City Manager

$459,144

Menifee

City Manager

$440,415

Temecula

City Manager

$416,994

Millbrae

Fire Chief

$416,931

Vernon

Fire Chief

$400,839

Here are the top 10 highest paid city positions in 2012 From page 1A • Export custom reports or raw data from the site Only the cities of San Mateo, Compton and Calimesa failed to file reports for today’s update. All counties filed complete reports on-time with the Controller’s Office. See lists of delinquent local government compensation reports here. A series of video tutorials also are available to

guide users through the site’s interface. The site currently includes annual compensation data for positions at cities, counties, higher education institutions, special districts and state departments. For more news, please follow the Controller on Twitter at @CAController, and on Facebook at California State Controller’s Office.

County

SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown’s plan to submit a proposal to Boeing on Tuesday night: “I am pleased to learn that Governor Brown has confirmed California’s participation in the bidding process for Boeing’s new 777X project. His decision comes at a critical time when the unemployment rate in our state, and espe-

Position

Orthopedic SurgeonContract Faculty Physician-ConKern tract Chairman, Department Kern Of Surgery Santa Clara Physician - Valley Medical Center Los Angeles Chief Physician I Int Med-General/Endocrinology Kern Core Physician-Contract San Joaquin Physician Santa Clara Physician - Valley Medical Center Santa Clara Physician - Valley Medical Center San Joaquin Physician Kern

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown cially in the 47th Assembly District, remains one of the highest in the nation. The Boeing project has the potential to create thousands of good paying jobs and promote economic vitality

throughout our state. As chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Small Business Financing and Development Opportunities, it’s been my goal to introduce legislation and support policies that will help create jobs and stimulate economic growth. And in keeping with my goal, I fully support our governor’s decision to compete for this project, and I look forward to the outcome of Boeing’s decision.” Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Rialto, the southwest parts of San Bernardino, and the unincorporated communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson

Assemblymember Brown’s Statement on California’s Bid for Boeing 777X

Controller Chiang Updates Pay Site with More City, County Figures City

tions and boards seats. For every eight men that hold these same positions, there is only one woman. And only 12.3 percent of California’s largest public companies meet SCR 62’s goals for the number of women on their boards of directors. At the same time, I am delighted that companies like Deckers Outdoor Corporation in Goleta are leading the way and showing that the goals of SCR 62 are reasonable and achievable. For the last six years in row, Deckers Outdoor Corporation has been among the top 25 most gender diverse large public companies in California. California is an economic powerhouse, and

we have an opportunity to take the lead on this. Studies consistently show that having women serve in the board room and in top leadership positions is not only good for women, it’s good for business and the economy.” SCR 62, authored by Jackson and passed by the Legislature this year, encourages publicly held companies with corporate boards of nine or more to fill at least three of those seats with women within the next three years; for boards with five to eight seats to have a minimum of two women on its board; and boards with fewer than five director seats to have a minimum of one woman on its board. The resolution, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, while encouraging these goals, is non-binding. According to the study, Deckers Outdoor Corporation has three women on its nine-member board, and one woman among its five highest-paid executives. Jackson represents the 19th Senate District, which includes all of Santa Barbara County and western Ventura County. She is vice-chair of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Total Wages $1,040,651 $828,287 $753,465 $658,521 $600,258 $574,530 $557,921 $549,516 $546,830 $546,292

Here are the top 10 highest paid county positions in 2012 Ventura County • $61,202 average wages • 835,436 residents for this county’s employees • 9,249 employees • $23,466 average re• 90 residents per coun- tirement & health cost for ty employee county’s employees • $678 amount spent on • $566,055,033 total total wages per resident wages paid by this county • $260 amount spent on • $217,041,549 total retotal ret. & health cost per tirement & health cost paid resident by this county

Congresswoman Barbara Lee Hosts Immigration and Citizenship Fair

Oakland, CA – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) joined the East Bay community organizations at an Immigration and Citizenship Fair on Saturday December 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM at Saint Anthony's Church, located at 1500 E. 15th St., Oakland. Congresswoman Lee provided an update on federal immigration reform efforts in Washington DC. Following the legislative update, the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative legal service organizations provided free legal consultations and application assistance for low income applicants of citizenship. Referrals to community legal service agencies and attorneys were be provided.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee This event has been organized in coordination with Catholic Charities of the East Bay, Oakland Community Organization, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach, International Institute of the Bay Area, Centro Legal de La Raza, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, and the Korean Community Center.


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National News Senate Confirms Obama Nominee Retail Task Force Sets Roadmap to Address Racial Profiling Under New Filibuster Rules

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans warned Democrats of the grave consequences of going "nuclear" with filibuster rules, saying it would destroy comity and come back to haunt them when they're in the minority. But Democrats went ahead and changed the rules anyway, and now we're seeing what a nuclear explosion looks like in the Senate: a noncontroversial judge was approved by a majority vote, 56-38. Patricia Millett's confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit makes her the first nominee to move forward in a post-filibuster reform world. Democrats have plenty of other nominees lined up behind her now that it only takes 51 votes to advance executive and judicial nominees (except for Supreme Court nominees, who still require 60 votes). A senior Democratic aide said the Senate will

President Obama introduces Patricia Millett in June. vote on about a dozen nominees before adjourning for the year, including some, like Millett, who Republicans previously filibustered for reasons that have nothing to do with their credentials. They include two other D.C. Circuit nominees, Janet Yellen for the Federal Reserve and Mel Watt for the Federal Hous-

ing Finance Agency. All are expected to get confirmed this time around, many with GOP support. President Barack Obama praised the Senate's action and noted that Millett's vote passed with some GOP support. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) OBAMA, See page 12A

BPAllegedly Fires Black Executive Because of Her Hair and Ethnic Clothing

the claims and will vigorously defend the suit.” Unfortunately these type of discrimination stories have been popping up quite frequently over the past year. There was that Meteorologist who got fired for her natural hair, the Hooter's waitress that got canned for her blond highlights, and the little girl who almost got expelled from her school for rocking an afro.

By Julee Wilson Melphine Evans, A black former executive at BP (British Petroleum Oil Co.), is suing the oil company for allegedly firing her because of her braided hair and "ethnic" attire. The 24-page lawsuit, which was filed in California’s Orange County Superior Court, details Evans' complaints in which she seeks unspecified damages for race and gender discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination. Several of the outrageous racially charged remarks aimed at Evans are outlined in the document, including the following: "'You intimidate and make your colleagues uncomfortable by wearing ethnic clothing and ethnic hairstyles (Dashikis, twists, braids/cornrows)." "If you insist on wearing ethnic clothing/hairstylesyou should only do so during 'culture day,' black history month or special diversity events/days.'" "If you are going to wear ethnic clothing, you should alert people in advance that you will be wearing something ethnic ..." BP executives claim that Evans, who worked at BP for nearly 10 years, was dismissed because she "did

not get along well with her teammates and colleagues" and that she regularly engaged in "bullying and overly aggressive behavior." However, Evans' was given her yearly evaluation that stated: "Melphine is a people person. She engages her entire organization and is sincere in her desire to ensure all are valued and heard." Something just doesn't add up. And BP has been tight-lipped on the matter thus far. “Generally, BP does not publicly discuss personnel issues,” BP spokesman Scott Dean told Courthouse News Service. “However, BP treats all employees fairly. BP disagrees with

WASHINGTON -- Support for stronger gun laws has dropped from highs in the weeks after last year's elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., even though other mass shootings have kept guns in the news, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll and others conducted over the past year. Still, support for universal background checks for all gun buyers, including those at gun shows and in private sales, remains near its peak since the

shooting. Seventy-seven percent of poll respondents said they favored such a requirement, while 16 percent were opposed. Americans were more divided over banning high-capacity magazines for semiautomatic weapons, with 48 percent in favor and 38 percent opposed. According to the latest poll, 49 percent of Americans now want generally stricter gun laws, while 22 percent say they should be less strict and 23 percent want no change.

Melphine Evans

Poll Finds Support for Tougher Gun Laws Fades

By Lisa Lockwood NEW YORK — Rev. Al Sharpton outlined concrete steps for dealing with racial profiling and “shop and frisk” at stores in New York City at a press briefing Monday morning that followed a retail task force meeting. Sharpton said retailers and civil rights groups hammered out a Customers’ Bill of Rights, listing what consumers can and cannot expect when they shop in stores here. The Bill of Rights is expected to be posted this week in major retail stores, as well as on retailers’ and the Retail Council of New York’s Web sites.

The Rev. Al Sharpton, standing with Mark Lee, top center left, CEO of Barneys New York, addresses member of the media at the National Action Headquarters in New York. Sharpton said the task force is also calling for incoming New York Police

Commissioner William Bratton’s involvement.

Judge Backs Snyder, Orr in Bankruptcy

By T. Kelly and Zenobia Jeffries DETROIT — Gov. Rick Snyder’s determination to have Detroit under emergency management; Mayor Dave Bing’s years of deliberate inaction; a reduced tax base; and questionable financial deals with banks brought the city under Chapter 9 bankruptcy with Judge Steven Rhodes historic ruling Dec. 3 the city was eligible. Rhodes, who had stayed all lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of Emergency Manager law PA 436, determined the city’s eligibility. The ruling makes Detroit the largest municipality in the country to meet the legal criteria. In his 140-page opinion, Judge Rhodes stated PA436 is not unconstitutional as some have

Detroit retirees and residents protests outside federal courthouse Dec. 3, during bankruptcy ruling. (Photo Credit: Dale Rich) claimed. During the trial to determine eligibility he held no hearings on the issues raised by citizens in the lawsuits he put on hold. Standing at the center of this moment are retirees, city workers and the banks. Rhodes ruled retirees’ pensions are not protected by the state con-

stitution. While he did request a plan of adjustment for pensions separate from other restructuring proposals, he was clear “pensions are not protected.” Workers who deferred cash from their paychecks for years to save for retirement responded. A joint JUDGE, See page 12A


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Five Things You Must Do to Have a Profitable Bodacious Business

New York, NY -- According to TheRoot.com African Americans starting a business grew 3 times the national rate, however, the challenge was staying in business longer than a year. Entrepreneur magazine says, "Karen Taylor Bass, PR Expert, can take a brand from a whisper to a scream." "Most of us prepare to launch a business however we don't create a plan to stay in business and compete. It's my passion to teach a client the magic of gaining media exposure and growing their brand on a shoestring budget," says Karen Taylor Bass, PR Expert. Taylor Bass has created media campaigns for Stevie Wonder, Jill Scott, Mariah Carey, D'Angelo, NBA stars Ray Allen and Chris Webber to name a few. Jill Scott says, "KTB has taken me from relative obscurity to notoriety starting with my first album, Who Is Jill Scott? Also, Taylor-Bass' best-selling book, You Want Caviar But Have Money for Chitlins: A Smart Do-It-Yourself PR Guide for Those on A Budget ($15.95, Amazon) offers public relations and branding tips from writing a press release to pitching the media on a budget. Karen Taylor Bass' signature strategic PR coaching session to analyze one's business, devise a plan, and stay accountable for 90 days is her most requested service. A coaching ses-

By Jason Alderman

PR expert Karen Taylor Bass (right) was recently featured on ABC-7 to talk about marketing and PR sion with Taylor-Bass is $250, 1 hour via phone. Her clientele include small businesses, entrepreneurs, and corporations. EmmyAward winning journalist, Sherrie Johnson, CEO of SAJ Media, says, "I really enjoyed my coaching session with Karen. She opened my eyes to new things for my company, SAJ Media LLC. Another client, Al Johnson, commented, "If you want to take your brand to the next-level, give her one hour on the phone." To reserve a coaching session - visit www.thebrandnewmommy.com/blog/293-2/. Karen Taylor Bass, PR Expert, has been featured and quoted in numerous media outlets: Entrepreneur magazine; NBC Today New York; BET; ABC-TV; CNN.com; Fox; Black En-

terprise; Essence; Ebony; The Grio.com; Philadelphia Daily News; Madamenoire; New York Daily News; and countless others. Here are some sure-fire ways to get your brand noticed and market one's business to STANDOUT: 1) Create a plan. When you think big, you get big. 2) Know your niche. Understand what makes you different and sell it. 3) Talk the talk. Devise a winning elevator pitch and practice it until it sticks. 4) Set your price and get paid what you deserve. No explanation needed. 5) Hire a PR Coach. Reserve a 1- hour coaching session with Karen Taylor Bass, PR Expert and watch your brand grow in 90 days. BUSINESS, See page 12A

Teen Finance Prodigy Promotes Business Literacy to Peers with New Book

Voorhees, NJ -- Evan White is a teen finance wizard. At the tender age seven, he began looking into all things business after earning his first dollar doing household chores.

Who’s Afraid of the Alternative Minimum Tax?

At age 10, he began watching Bloomberg TV and got interested in the stock market. A year later, he asked his father for a proxy online stock trading account and started investing. Now,

In "Common Anomaly," 16-yearold Evan White gives timely practical financial advice. at age 16, White teaches teens the basic and fundamental concepts about business construction and business finance in his newly published book, titled Common Anomaly. Today, with society's thrust toward financial literacy, parents and educators are deeply interested in teaching children about personal finance and business early in the educational learning process and in the home. However, most books about basic finance and business are too complicated for most teens - many are written by adults, for adults. Hence, White felt the need to publish Common Anomaly with the goal to create a quick read to help teens better understand the basic and fundamental concepts about business and finance. White asserts that "the business world is very dynamic today and welcoming to all business ideas; teens can be a part of that business growth." He has proven that getting involved BOOK, See page 12A

Year after year, Congress keeps kicking meaningful income tax reform down the road. Consequently, taxpayers continue to be stuck with an archaic, overly complicated mess that pleases no one – except perhaps some tax accountants who charge by the hour. A prime example is the dreaded alternative minimum tax (AMT). Enacted in 1969 to close loopholes that allowed wealthy taxpayers to avoid paying income taxes, the AMT has been tinkered with so much over the years that millions of middle-income taxpayers now get snared as well. Historically, the biggest issue has been that while regular tax brackets, exemptions and standard deductions were adjusted annually for inflation, those used to calculate the AMT were not. Some years,

Congress approved onetime "patches" to the AMT income exemption amount so fewer people had to pay AMT – usually at the last minute. The Tax Payer Relief Act of 2012 finally made the inflation patch permanent. Many people never realize they're subject to the AMT until they get a letter from the IRS saying they owe additional tax – plus interest and penalties. So it pays to know how the AMT works: Each year, taxpayers must determine their AMT status. The IRS' AMT Assistant at www.irs.gov can help you quickly calculate whether you're likely to owe AMT. If you're a likely candidate, you must fill out IRS Form 6251 along with your regular tax form. In a nutshell, the difference between your regular tax calculation and the AMT

amount gets added to your return as additional tax. Lower-income taxpayers typically escape having to pay AMT, but middleincome people with largerthan-average deductions or certain other tax circumstances sometimes fall prey. Here's why: Under the regular tax calculation, you subtract allowable credits and deductions from your gross income to determine the amount of tax owed. When calculating the AMT, however, many usual deductions and exemptions are adjusted downward or completely disallowed, resulting in a higher taxable income. TAX, See page 12A

Phoebe Chongchua you're ready to buy when the time is right for you, here are a few tips to help you pave the way to successful home-buying. Tally your debt-to-income ratio. Know how much you owe and how much of your income is going toward paying your bills. The higher the debt-to-income ratio, the lower the chance of getting a mortgage. Of course other factors such as your credit history and how much money you'll put down matter but if your debt is too high, you won't qualify.

To understand the exact formula used to calculate your debt-to-income ratio and to learn what is acceptable, contact an experienced mortgage professional. Your real estate agent may have a list of professionals for you to contact. They'll also talk to you about reviewing your credit history and getting pre-approved so you know how much home you can afford. It's always best to do this before you go house hunting. Keep a budget. Very often, when the money is rolling in and the economy is good, people neglect to plan ahead. Keeping a budget will allow you to understand where your money is going. Find areas where you see unnecessary spending patterns and work to eliminate or cutback. If you're renting now, crafting a budget that builds in a small amount each month for household maintenance will greatly help when you own your home. Inevitably, repairs HOME, See page 12A

Blanche Evans that the first five years' worth of payments go more toward paying interest to the lender than reducing your principal obligation. That said, there are four ways you can build enough equity so you can sell at break-even or better: 1. Put more money down. If you put 20 percent down, you're covered. If you put down 3.5, 5, or 10 percent, you'll have a little equity, but not enough to sell your home anytime soon. 2. Pay your mortgage

on time and in full. Some of your principal will be reduced along with interest. The longer you pay, the more principal you'll reduce. 3. Make additional payments toward reducing your principal. You can add an extra $50, $100 a month, $500 or whatever you want as extra payment. 4. Let the housing market raise the value of your home. The housing market typically rises one to two percentage points above inflation annually, but for nearly a decade, the market has been volatile. Many homes gained and lost significant value. As the market stabilized, home prices have risen again, replacing lost equity and adding more value in most markets. Putting money into your home is the most reliable way to build equity. Equity gives you freedom to sell whenever you want. If you don't have much equity, you're better off following the five-year rule before you sell.

Tips to Be Ready to Buy a Home

By Phoebe Chongchua For the first time in seven years, Black Friday sales fell, according to the National Retail Federation. It seems consumers are watching their spending and making careful adjustments to de-leverage by paying down their mortgages and other debts. Housingwire.com reported that "Our findings suggest that the consumer de-leveraging experienced since the financial crisis will trough in the next year or two, driven by improved mortgage credit availability and better consumer demand," said Paul Miller, a managing director at FBR Capital Markets. While some experts say this means that consumers will sit on the sidelines for a bit, they point out that the de-leveraging is a good thing which will in the not-too-distant future lead to buyers leveraging and buying homes and other big ticket purchases again in the future as the economy improves. If you're a buyer who is wanting to make sure

Home Equity and the Five-year Rule

By Blanche Evans When you buy a home, you should plan on staying in your home at least five years. Why? You'll need equity in order to sell the home without bringing cash to the closing table. Equity means ownership. Building equity takes time, usually about five years for typical households to be able to sell at a profit, break-even, or without losing money. This five-year rule can change depending on what state you live in, how much you put down to reduce the size of your loan, and how healthy the housing market is in your area. In some states, you could pay as much as 14% in closing costs and fees to buy and sell a home. These include the fees to close your original loan, Realtor fees when you sell, title and/or abstract company fees, attorneys fees, surveys, home inspections, and so on. Building equity can be challenging. With any mortgage loan, you'll find


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Spotlight on Health:

Discussing End-of-Life Issues Over Dinner One in Ten People Will Have Diabetes by 2035 By Carole Fleck So you've gotten an invitation to a dinner party. Should you bring a hearty California cabernet, a decadent dessert or a fresh copy of your living will, complete with step-by-step instructions? In an odd trend, boomers are hosting so-called death dinners to talk with friends and relatives about the issues no one wants to talk about — death, dying and end-of-life decisions. The objective is to head off family conflicts over medical care and to share concerns about quality-oflife issues. Among the conversation starters: Would you want a feeding tube or ventilator to keep you alive if you slipped into a permanent coma? Is palliative care an option? When is it time to call it quits? And can you pass the potatoes, please? "Increasingly, we've heard of efforts just like this. Conversations are happening nationwide through a variety of channels," says Ashley Carson

Trend shows boomers are discussing these serious topics in informal settings known as ‘Death Dinners’ Cottingham, director of policy and advocacy for the nonprofit Compassion & Choices, a Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group. "Boomers who are a part of the caregiving for their parents are identifying situations that they don't want at their end of life," she says. "They constitute a powerful wave of change that will make their end-of-life situation different and better." Carole Fisher, 55, of Las Vegas, hosted one such dinner party. She invited 17 relatives and

friends, passed around adhesive mustaches, and initiated the discussion of dying as everyone munched on pizza with a furry upper lip. "It lightened the mood," says Fisher, who's no stranger to these issues. She's president and CEO of Nathan Adelson Hospice in Nevada. And even she found the table talk awkward at times. "Our society doesn't like to talk about death," she says. "But someone has to take a risk and start the conversation." A growing number of ISSUES, See page 12A

By Violet Smith Do you weigh more than you did ten years ago, or even five years ago? The extra pounds snuck up on you, accumulated gradually before you even realized it, and now you’re looking at some serious extra poundage. But that’s to be expected as you get older, right? Wrong. Putting on excess weight is very common for a number of reasons, but it’s not necessarily an inevitable part of the aging process — as it could put your health at risk. If you understand why you tend to gain weight more easily as you get older, you can do something about it before it becomes a problem for your health. You can blame a lot of your weight gain on your metabolism. Beginning as early as your mid-twenties, body fat begins to increase while muscle mass decreases. And less muscle mass translates into a slower metabolic rate. Muscle mass decreases from about 45 percent of your total body weight in your youth

to about 27 percent by the time you reach age 70. And the drop in hormones that accompanies menopause also precipitates a decrease in muscle mass, triggering even more weight gain for women. Your body fat, meanwhile, can double, even if your weight remains the same. The bottom line is that you burn fewer calories in your 50s, 60s, or 70s doing the same activities, and the same number of them, that you did in your 20s, 30s, or 40s. The key to preventing weight gain is to compensate by adjusting your food

intake, exercising, and generally becoming more physically active. Now that you have made the decision to lose weight, it’s time to figure how much weight you need to lose. Assessing Your Weight As You Get Older Knowing how many calories you need each day is another important piece of information that will help you manage your weight. Most experts say that 2,000 to 2,600 calories a day should meet the energy needs of men older than 50 who are lightly to moderately active. For women over 50 who are lightly to moderately active, 1,600 to 1,800 calories a day should do it. However, these are just ballpark figures. Individual calorie needs can differ greatly depending on muscle mass, physical activity, and genetic differences. While it’s true that the more calories you cut, the quicker you’ll lose, don’t make the mistake of cutting back too much. If you SCALE, See page 12A

By Steve Mencher There are 35 million drivers over age 65 on the road today, an increase of more than 20 percent over the past 10 years. That number will continue to increase. And the number of traffic-related injuries and fatalities in that group will likely increase as well, as they did in 2012 (injuries up 16 percent, fatalities up 3 percent). Spurred by the numbers, and in the spirit of Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (Dec. 2-6), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a five-year traffic safety plan for older drivers, passengers and pedestrians. It’s accompanied by Older Driver Highway Safety Program Guidelines for states to implement that “keep older people safely mobile.”

The plan includes discussions of frailty and fragility among older drivers and passengers, but perhaps doesn’t emphasize this point enough: injuries and fatalities are closely connected with the greater vulnerability of older bodies; we shouldn’t infer that older drivers are at fault in crashes. Perhaps the most interesting part of the exercise is NHTSA’s resolve to sharpen the definition of “older drivers.” With more people in their 60s, 70s, 80s and beyond on the road, aging itself needs to be better understood, so that functional changes in “vision, strength, flexibility and cognition” can inform policies on driving. Lumping all “older drivers” together is increasingly unhelpful. The new plan will explore “ways to identify risky drivers and either provide training or other

support so that they can continue to drive safely despite their limitations or get them to stop driving while addressing their mobility needs and quality of life.” The plan lays out the need to provide driver safety information “to older adults, their family members, medical professionals, licensing agencies, and others who can promote safety in this population.” The emphasis of NHTSA’s plan is on improving vehicle safety, and it contemplates a possible “Silver Car” rating system, which would tell consumers how well a car protects older drivers and passengers. The technologies on the horizon to improve driving for everyone — from crash avoidance systems to selfdriving cars — will be especially useful in helping older drivers, the report suggests.

How to Anti-Age Your Scale

New Ways to Keep You Safer on the Road

By Ellis Moore One in 10 people globally will have diabetes by 2035, according to a concerning new report. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recently released its sixth edition of the Diabetes Atlas. The report estimates how many adults between the ages of 20 to 79 will be affected by the disease in the future. By the end of this year, the IDF estimates that 382 million people will have diabetes around the world. By 2035, that number will skyrocket to 592 million. For comparison, about 285 million people had the disease just four years ago. Eighty percent of people with the disease live in lowand middle-income countries, and most of them are between 40 and 59 years old. The organization also said that one person dies from diabetes every six seconds, or about 5.1 million deaths annually. “Diabetes is a disease of development. The misconception that diabetes is ‘a disease of the wealthy’ is still held, to the detriment of desperately needed funding to combat the pandemic. In coming years we have much to do in making the case for those who have diabetes now and will have in the future,” Michael Hirst, president of the IDF, said in a statement. When it comes to the

U.S., the IDF estimates that 9.2 percent of the population will have a form of diabetes by the end of this year. That’s about 24.4 million people who will have it by the end of 2013 — 6.8 million of whom will go undiagnosed. About 192,725 Americans will die from the disease this year.. The IDF estimates that the percentage of U.S. residents affected by diabetes will increase to 11.6 by 2035, which will be 29.7 million people. About 8.3 percent of the U.S. population had a form of diabetes in 2011, according to the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes is a disease that causes people to have higher blood glucose, or sugar, levels than normal. The vast majority of people with diabetes have Type 2 diabetes, a problem in which the person is not sufficiently using a hormone called insulin. Insulin is responsible for breaking

down sugars and using energy derived from them. Patients have to control their diets and may have to take additional insulin and other medications to balance out their blood sugar levels. If left untreated, diabetes can cause complications including glaucoma, cataracts, other eye problems, neuropathy (nerve damage) that leads to numbness in the feet, skin infections, high blood pressure, depression, hearing loss and oral health problems. IDF points out that the number of people with diabetes, especially the Type 2 form, has increased in every country. The number of total diabetes cases have increased 4.4 percent over the last two years, now affecting more than 5 percent of the global population. According to the report, despite better treatments and improving education strategies, the battle to protect people from diabetes and its complications “is being lost.”

terranean diet include fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, legumes, seafood, yogurt, olive oil, and small amounts of wine. Food should be eaten in season and locally grown, and Mediterranean dieters avoid processed food. The Mediterranean diet focuses

on small portions of highquality food. When food tastes delicious, a little is enough because your senses have been satisfied. And healthy fats like olive oil and nuts, which are staples of the Mediterranean diet, keep you feeling fuller longer than diets that restrict fat or forbid it altogether.

This Diet May Help Women Live Longer

By Ellis Moore What is the Mediterranean Diet? Why does it have a history of promoting weight loss, heart and brain health, cancer prevention, and diabetes prevention and control? Middle-aged women who follow a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet may live a healthier, longer life, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers evaluated the diet and medical records of more than 10,000 women.. The women were in their late 50s or early 60s between 1984 and 1986, and were free of major chronic diseases. About 15 years later, they again provided information on their diet and their health. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by greater intake of [fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains] and fish; lower intake of red and processed meats; moderate intake of alcohol; higher amounts of [monounsaturated fats, mostly provided by olive oil from Mediterranean countries]; and lower amounts of [saturated fats]. Saturated fats are found in baked goods, fatty meats and other foods. So what is the Mediterranean diet? Fresh, healthy food. The staples of the Medi-

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Free mammograms St. John's Medical Center 1-800-511-2300 Free mammograms for low income, uninsured and under-insured Conejo Free Clinic 805-497-3575 Low income uninsured or under-insured women age 40+ mammograms Every Woman Counts Screening and Referral 805-981-5221 Low cost to no cost mammograms Ventura County Public Health 1-888-2855012 Sliding fee scale, state funded, Medi-Cal mammograms Planned Parenthood 1888-898-3806 Free, Sliding scale, Medi-Cal, no one turned away due to inability to pay mammograms Clinicas Clinics: El Rio Office 805-436-3444 Fillmore Office 805-524-1263 Maravilla Office 805-488-0210 Newbury Park Office 805-498-3640 North Oxnard Office 805-988-0053 Ocean View Office 805-986-5551 Oxnard Office 805-487-5351 Santa Paula Office 805-933-0895 Simi Valley Office 805-522-5722 Ventura Office 805-659-0560 Ojai Valley Office 805-640-8293


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Tech News Google Wants to Build an Army of Robots to Replace Factory Workers

Fantasy Sports Scores with Mobile and Online Users By Cheryl Pearson-McNeil When it comes to defining that which is “typically American,” I think we’re going to have to add “sports” to the old expression, “As American as Mom and apple pie.” We are a country full of sports fanatics. (While I might not exactly fall into that category, I am the mother of an extraordinary 17-year-old athlete and lover of all things sports. So, I have to admit, that I need to step up and try to keep up)! Nielsen numbers bear this out. Sports programs are among the top watched in AfricanAmerican households as well as those of the general population, with the Super Bowl consistently ranking as the most-watched program across the board. In fact, Super Bowl XLVII drew 108 million viewers nationally. African – Americans made up a whopping 12.5 million of those viewers. (Personally, I enjoy the parties and the commercials, the game? Not so much.) With football and basketball season in full swing, Nielsen has identified and

measured a phenomenal, growing niche industry, Fantasy Sports. Now, for those of you who, like me, were not familiar with this popular trend – Fantasy Leagues are places where you can use the web, smartphones and/or tablets, act as sports general managers, to draft professional athletes from your favorite pro teams to make up the roster how you see it in your own personal league. Fantasy points are awarded to the players, based on their performance in the actual games being played. You and your friends can compete or bet against each other while watching the real game. While you can organize a fantasy team in any sport, football is the most popular, with more than 10 million Americans using fantasy football apps on their smartphones. So, who’s playing all of these Fantasy Sports? African-Americans are the second largest group who engage in this cultural phenomenon and make up 12% of fantasy sports players. And, there’s no shocker here, but 67% of fantasy

LOS ANGELES — Spotify, the Swedish music streaming service, is set to announce a new feature that will allow users to pick specific tracks and listen to them on mobile

devices for free. That's according to a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak about the feature. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier on the

players are male, which accounts for most of those who participate in fantasy sports. The average fantasy player is between the ages of 25-34. But, hold on fellas! What was a surprise to me, though, is that so many women are getting in on the action. Our insights show that 32% of adult fantasy sports players online are female. That’s every man’s dream, right? A woman who loves her sports. And of course, advertisers are hip to this trend as well. In 2012, $13.3 billion was spent on sporting event programming all in an effort to capture the eyes and win the hearts of fantasy sports players. Fantasy sports players are: • 12% more likely to have children • More likely to earn $50,000 - $75,000 a year • 84% more likely than the average U.S. adult to buy movie tickets online SPORTS, See page 12A

Spotify is Reportedly Launching Free Mobile Streaming

free feature, saying it will mostly serve up music based on the user's input. The person went further, saying users can pick tracks and put them in a playlist. If the playlist is long enough, Spotify will shuffle the songs and play them back a limited number of times, interspersed with ads. If there are not enough songs in the selection, Spotify will fill in the gaps with other songs, the person said. Currently, Spotify offers free mobile listening of randomized songs along genres in the U.S. but doesn't allow users to pick specific tracks without paying. Free ad-supported listening with track selection is available on computers. As more listening occurs on the go, the company sought a way to adapt its "freemium" model, where it hooks people with the free version and entices them to upgrade to a paid premium plan, the person said. A premium subscription, which costs $10 a month in the U.S., allows customers to listen to any songs or albums they choose, without ads. The premium plan also allows users to save music to their mobile devices. The free version of Spotify won't allow that, meaning subway commuters might face some interruptions while streaming.

By Dino Grandoni We have some disheartening news for those who fear one day losing their job to a hunk of metal. The New York Times reported that Andy Rubin, the boss behind Google's Android operating system, is manning the company's next "moonshot" effort: A division building and experimenting with robots. The project is similar to Google's initiatives to develop computerized glasses and driverless cars, but with one notable difference: The robots won't be sold to regular folks, but to businesses looking to streamline manufacturing. "The company’s expected targets are in manufacturing — like electronics assembly, which is now largely manual — and competing with companies like Amazon in retailing," writes John Markoff, citing people familiar with the project. Google isn't saying much about what it's got planned. Google's decision to disclose its robotics pro-

gram comes on the heels of Amazon's announcement that it's developing drones that can deliver packages. The one-upmanship is unsurprising. Tech companies like Google and Amazon need to convince the public and their shareholders that they are on the cutting edge of innovation. But both initiatives promise one thing the companies probably don't wish to emphasize: These hot, new technologies will probably replace jobs done now by blue-collar delivery personnel and factory workers.

While invention often displaces workers to the overall benefit of society -- few miss the horse-andbuggy days that drove carriage drivers out of business -- the coming wave of robotics stands to put a lot of people out of work. An Oxford University study from last year predicted that 45 percent of U.S. jobs were "at high risk" of being lost to computerized machines. Some of the fields most most vulnerable, according to the researchers, including transportation and production.

ton that would accompany gloomier status updates, according to Dan Muriello, a different Facebook engineer who described the hackathon experiment at a company event. If someone selected a negative emotion like "sad" or "depressed" from Facebook's fixed list of feelings, the "like" button would be relabeled "sympathize." Playing around with a "sympathize" button at a

hackathon -- a chance for staffers to brainstorm new ideas for site features -hardly guarantees it'll pop up in feeds soon. The social network relies on its hackathons to explore outof-the-box ideas, many of which never materialize. Muriello said his colleague's creation was wellreceived by fellow Facebookers, but isn't making its way to the site. For now. "It would be, 'five people sympathize with this,' instead of 'five people ‘like’ this,'" said Muriello. "Which of course a lot of people were -- and still are -- very excited about. But we made a decision that it was not exactly the right time to launch that product. Yet."

The Alternative to 'Like' That Facebook Never Let You See

By Bianca Bosker The long-coveted "dislike" button may never make its way Facebook. But a Facebook engineer said that the social network has informally experimented with an alternative to "like": specifically, the "sympathize" button. Facebook's members have for years demanded a less cheery way to quickly respond to friends' posts, pointing out that "liking" becomes awkward and inappropriate when someone posts about a breakup, a death or even just a bad day. The social network evidently hears their complaints: During a Facebook hackathon held "a little while back," an engineer devised a "sympathize" but-

Digital Book Options for Any Stage of Life

(NewsUSA) - With the holiday season ramping up, there's no better time to take a break, relax and recharge. Why not unwind by catching up on all your favorite books? Whether you are looking to read by the fireplace or while traveling to your holiday destination, or spending time with friends and family, companies such as Kobo have a wide range of options to keep you reading on the go. No matter what stage of life you may find yourself in, there's something to suit any taste or preference. Going through your 20s can be trying. You have just left Mom and Dad's -- what do you do now? Why not consider books that will help you carve out your own path? There is "How to Be Interesting" by Jessica Hagy and "The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter -- And How to Make the Most of Them Now" by Meg Jay. The 30s might have people thinking about starting a family, in which case,

People of all ages can enjoy their favorite books with eBooks and eReaders. "Smart Parenting for Smart Kids: Nurturing Your Child's True Potential" by Eileen Kennedy-Moore and Mark S. Lowenthal is an informative and invaluable read. And for a bit of fun, "Bridget Jones's Diary" by Helen Fielding is sure to entertain. Oftentimes, by their 40s, people are looking for a little romance or a thrill. Books such as "Inferno" by Dan Brown or "Committed" by Elizabeth Gilbert may have just this appeal. When your 50s arrive,

the kids are (hopefully) out of the house, and there is more time to read and travel. To that end, "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova or "Live By Night'" by Dennis Lehane could be the perfect titles. The 60s, or Golden Years, bring retirement and the ability to enjoy the things you love most. Whether it's spending time with family, keeping fit or curling up with a good book, there is "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter or "Paris" by Edward Rutherfurd. In addition to offering instant access to millions of titles online, digital reading companies offer a plethora of eReading device options and free reading apps for most smartphones and tablets, making it simple to expand on your reading adventure. Whatever your age -- young or old, married or single -- books are a source of entertainment, escape, inspiration, but most of all, enjoyment. To learn more, visit www.kobo.com.


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Commentary Mandela Opponents Trying to Re-write History

The RNC Twitter “Mistake” Wasn’t a Mistake

George E. Curry

Lee A. Daniels

Many conservatives who actively opposed Nelson Mandela’s protracted struggle to establish democracy in White minority-ruled South Africa are trying to rationalize their past criticism by either ignoring their earlier public statements or trying to place the struggle for a democratic society in South Africa in a Cold War context. Leading the way, not surprisingly, is radio commentator Rush Limbaugh. In a 1972 broadcast, Limbaugh said, “When Nelson Mandela or one of these terrorists sees America, they ask, ‘How did they do this in less than 230 years? We’ve been around here for centuries, and we still can barely muster working toilets.’ It is this that the terrorists see, folks ? and it makes them envious.” That same year, he accused Mandela of having a “Black and White” world view and viewed Americans as “a bunch of White racists who hate people of color.” In an article, titled, “Limbaugh Whitewashes His Past Attacks on Mandela To Claim He’s Conservative,” Media Matters observed that Limbaugh is trying to recast Mandela as a Black conservative.

The watchdog ground stated, “On the December 6 edition of his radio show, host Limbaugh argued that Mandela ‘had more in common with Clarence Thomas than he does with Barack Obama,’ claiming that he was more like American conservatives because he ‘insisted on compliance with his country’s constitution,’ whereas liberals, Limbaugh asserted, only care about ‘skin color and oppression’ and view the U.S. constitution as an obstacle.” Conservatives can’t run away from their record. Former Vice President Dick Chaney can’t run away from the fact that as a Congressman, he voted against a bill that would have imposed sanctions on South Africa until it met five conditions, including the release of Nelson Mandela. Right-ringers who try to elevate Ronald Reagan to sainthood can’t run away from the fact that he vetoed a bill that would have imposed sanctions on the minority-ruled country. His veto, the only one of his administration, was overridden by Congress. Reagan had Mandela placed on the U.S. international terrorist list, where he remained until 2008. In addition, the U.S. vetoed

a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have imposed sanctions on South Africa. Columnist William F. Buckley, Jr. can’t run away from his words, either. He wrote, in 1985: “Clearly some of the current campaigning against South Africa is a fad, a moral Hula Hoop, fun for a while.” Conservatives enjoyed trying to taint Mandela with the C-word. Conservative David Swindle wrote an article under the headline, “Communist icon Nelson Mandela Dead a 75.” In his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela made it clear that he accepted help from wherever he could get it at the time. And while the United States steadfastly supported the White minority-controlled South Africa, others –including PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, Cuban President Fidel Castro and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi – stood with Mandela. HISTORY, See page 12A

Simeon Booker Deserves a Presidential Honor

The Republican Party’s inability to prevent some of its elected officials and party operatives alike from making racist and sexist remarks and tamp down others’ penchant for cringeworthy gaffes along those lines necessitates a slight revising of that old saying: It’s always like déjà vu all over again. Last week, it was – actually for just a moment – the Republican National Committee’s sole turn in the spotlight. On December 1, it sought via a tweet to mark the anniversary of the 1955 arrest of Rosa Parks, the legendary incident that provoked the famous Montgomery (Ala.) Bus Boycott and the start of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s: “Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in ending racism,” it said. The blogosphere and Twitterverse immediately exploded with derisive reminders that racism and racial segregation continued long after the victory of the bus boycott movement in overturning segregation on the Montgomery buses. Not until the next day did the RNC issue a corrective tweet – implicitly acknowledging it’s worth-

tiate a 1947 Freedom Ride on interstate busing. Eighty-two-year-old Ernie Banks is known to many as “Mr. Cub.” One of the greatest baseball players of all time, Banks played 19 seasons with the Chicago Cubs. He played in 11 All-Star Games, hit more than 500 home runs, and became the first National League player to win Most Valuable Player honors in consecutive years. Cordy Tindell or “C.T.” Vivian, is a distinguished minister, author, and organizer. A leader in the Civil Rights Movement and friend to King, he participated in Freedom Rides and sit-ins across our country. He Vivian also helped to establish numerous civil rights organizations. Oprah Gail Winfrey was honored as one of the world’s most successful broadcast journalists. Winfrey, 59, is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century and the greatest Black

ally implanted in the minds of Republicans these days that goes ringgggggg— your turn! compelling someone somewhere in its elective-office or operational structure to make particularly outlandish remarks or claims that underscore the breadth of the backward attitudes that rule the Party. If it’s not a Todd Akin, the failed Missouri 2012 Senate candidate, revealing his crackpot “legitimate rape” notions of female physiology, it’s Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum rushing during the GOP presidential primary skirmishing to pledge allegiance to the “marriage vow” declaration of the right-wing FAMILY Leader organization. In doing so, they overlooked its despicable assertion that Black children born into slavery before the Civil War, and their parents, were better off than those Black children born outside of marriage today. If it’s not Kentucky Senator Rand Paul earlier RNC, See page 10B

Beyond the Rhetoric:

Notes from the DR

William Reed At the White House, President Barack Obama recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 luminary recipients. Along with the Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is considered the highest civilian award in the United States. The award recognizes those individuals who have made “an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, culture or other significant public or private endeavors.” Since its establishment by President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago, “more than 500 exceptional individuals from all corners of society” have been Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients. Four African Americans counted among this year’s list or recipients: Bayard Rustin received the distinguished medal posthumously for his work in civil rights. Rustin is recognized for his leadership in social movements for civil rights, socialism, pacifism and non-violence. Rustin promoted and accomplished non-violent protest success alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He was a leader of the early 1947–1955 Civil Rights movement and helped ini-

while getting the facts and consequences of history exactly right: “Previous tweet, should have read ‘Today we remember Rosa Parks’ bold stand and her role in fighting to end racism.’” Unfortunately, GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter, of California, soon added to the GOP’s reputation for offensiveness when, in a December 2 interview on CSPAN, he declared that lying “is part of Middle Eastern culture.” Hunter added for good measure that “In the Middle Eastern culture it is looked upon with very high regard to get the best deal possible, no matter what it takes, and that includes lying.” Later, Hunter’s spokesman made a weak stab at damage control, claiming he was only referring to the leaders of Middle Eastern countries, not their entire populations. Has there been a week in the last five years – since Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States – in which some Republican politico in a low or high position has not been exposed as the author of a racist, sexist and/or homophobic e-mail, video, tweet, or remark? There must be some kind of mechanism virtu-

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philanthropist in American history. She is currently North America’s only Black billionaire. Again in 2013, President Obama has neglected to award a Presidential Medal of Freedom to 95-year-old Simeon Saunders Booker, Jr. A legendary journalist who chronicled “Black Life in America” for 65 years, “Mister Booker” is steeped in Black culture and race issues. Booker deserves recognition for the attentiveness he has provided Blacks over the years. Booker was born in Baltimore, Md. in 1918. The issue of paying honor to Booker for his work in a timely manner will require all of our efforts. JET magazine continues as the No. 1 AfricanAmerican newsweekly, even though it does not come out weekly anymore. The publication has been a staple in Black Americans’ homes and businesses since 1951, when it was founded by the late great entrepreneur John H. Johnson. Booker is a writer of BOOKER, See page 10B

The weather was perfect. The facilities were clean and professionally run. All participants wore smiles and had no complaints. The cuisine was abundant and was presented as an All-Inclusive Plan. Such was Punta Cana, Dominican Republic in the heart of the Caribbean Ocean. It was the venue of our 2nd PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference, an international extension of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC). Last year’s conference was in Houston, which was mainly organizational. This one was about action and making serious plans for progress during 2014. A major highlight of the conference was the growing affinity between the NBCC and the people of Colombia. We, hereby, introduce to the world the African American Chamber of Commerce of Colombia. It is a charter member of the NBCC and has the leadership of Luis Carlos G. Playonero as general director. It has a documented 650 bona fide members and has received the recognition of the Colombia government. Juan Camilio Cabezas is the assigned Project Manager representing the president of Colombia to work with this new cham-

ber and to assist in our collaboration. This is unique in the world. Most of our international chambers are extensions of the ruling party of Parliament and do nothing without orders and the blessings of the prime minister or president. This chamber in Colombia is free standing and self-governing just like the NBCC. Our first mutual project will be a full fledge Trade Mission to Colombia during April. The majority of the Black population of Colombia is along the Pacific Coastline with the city of Cali being the center point. The Trade Mission will be held there. We will identify projects in both nations and start to encourage joint ventures between the members of both chambers. A major match making event (between companies and live projects) will occur during a week in April, 2014 in the lovely town of Cali, Colombia. This is going to be historical. Colombia has the highest percentage (16 percent) of Blacks in any Spanish-speaking nation which makes this a natural in terms of potential and selection. There are 187 Black mayors in Colombia right now. Also, the United States now has a Free Trade Agreement with Co-

lombia that makes all business activity duty and tariff free. Things will never be the same. Last week, we heard Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos give a very encouraging speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. We also found opportunities in the Dominican Republic which is part of the CAFTA-DR free trade agreement. The United States has a sizeable network of Dominican American owned grocery stores, especially along our East Coast. It makes perfect sense to provide value added processes to the Agri-Business products of Dominican farms and ship them to the Dominican American stores for consumption mainly from Dominican Americans. For example, there is a desirable cheese product in the Dominican Republic that just needs to have approved wrapping for importation to the United States. The entrepreneur who satisfies that need will be making a sizeable amount of profit. Madam Yahaira Sosa Machado, Vice Minister of Exterior DR, See page 10B


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BANKS From page 1A FSB, Citigroup Inc., Citibank, N.A., Citimortgage, Inc., Citicorp Trust Bank, FSB, and Citi Holdings Inc. The lawsuits charged that the wave of foreclosures in Los Angeles’ nonwhite neighborhoods diminished the city’s property tax revenues and increased the need for and the cost of, city services. In the addition, the legal action charges that complaints violate the Federal Fair Housing Act. Feuer cited a report by the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and the California Reinvestment Coalition. The two groups estimated that the mortgage crisis resulted in more than 200,000 foreclosures and an estimated $78 million in decreased home values from 2008 to 2012. Property tax revenue losses during that period were estimated at $481 million. The report also found foreclosures increase costs for local safely inspection, police, fire, trash removal and property maintenance. In Los Angeles, the estimated cost is of these services is $1.2 billion. Both Wells Fargo and Citigroup claimed the lawsuits lacked merit. Bank of America said it has strong ties to the community. “We have a firm commitment and strong track record for fair lending,” a Bank of America spokesperson wrote in an email to The NorthStar News & Analysis. “We responded with urgency to rising mortgage defaults that resulted from the country’s severe economic downturn and the personal financial hardships -- unemployment and underemployment, divorce, and medical disability, chief among them – that resulted for so many Americans. Our record demonstrates there is no basis for the city’s claims.” Wells Fargo, which is based in San Francisco, frequently sends a bank official to attend the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s conventions. NNPA is an organization of black-newspaper publishers. Wells Fargo also advertises in black publications. In addition, Wells Fargo, the nation’s largest mortgage lender, frequently marketed its mortgage-lending services through minority or black churches. In 2010, the NAACP and Wells Fargo reached an agreement over the bank’s lending practices. The agreement did not require Wells Fargo to pay monetary damages, but Wells Fargo agreed to allow the NAACP to monitor its lending practices. Feuer’s lawsuit charges that although Wells Fargo approved mortgages in mostly white neighborhoods, a loan in a predominantly minority neighborhood was 4.982 times more likely to result in foreclosure than a loan made in a predominantly white neighborhood. The lawsuit charges that African-American mortgage borrowers with FICO credit scores over 660 were 2.124 times more likely to receive higher interest, predatory Wells Fargo loans than a white borrower, the lawsuit claims. At Citigroup, it was a similar story. When a borrower learned that he received a predatory loan from Citibank, he would seek to refinance it, but Citibank officials refused to allow the transaction. “The inevitable result of the combination of issuing a predatory loan and refusing to refinance it was foreclosure,” the lawsuit charged. Like Wells Fargo, Bank of America also marketed subprime loans through AfricanAmerican churches. One former BofA employee testified in the lawsuit that she would set up kiosks in churches in West Los Angeles to promote predatory mortgage loans. “They were all in very depressed neighborhoods,” the former BofA employee said. “We were doing this huge push, where we were targeting lowerincome areas, and we actually were having seminars and expos, where we would actually go to various churches, including Faithful Central and City of Refuge. They were all in Los Angeles and were predominantly African-American.” DREAM From page 2A living the life that I want and that I choose. And you can, too. It’s simply a choice. Freedom is completely indescribable. I get issue brought up too often and it’s very disturbing to me. People let comments and attitudes get in the way of their dreams all the time. When they could have realized them so many times by actually listening to those that were living their dreams and not just wishing for them to happen. Do you have big dreams? Life’s a choice. Choose well! Here’s the secret: Focus attention on the tasks that will lead to success. Before you make your coffee... Before you butter your toast... Before you drop the kids off at school or complete any part of your morning ritual, ask yourself this question about your trading day: What am I trying to accomplish today? And in the end what will it be

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worth? It’s a short question, but it packs a big punch. If you can’t address the question: What am I really trying to accomplish? Then you need to spend some quality time figuring out what your objective is and how you need to focus your attention to accomplish and exceed that objective. Whatever your goals, whatever your talents, you have to give your dream your full attention. Anything less will lead you in the wrong direction - closer to frustration and further from your dream. So, ask yourself again: What am I trying to accomplish today? And continue to ask this question every day, several times a day, to maintain your focus on achievement. Don’t forget to put God first in everything you do live your life with passion, keep your heart in peace, and I will see you at the TOP! Lonnie G. McCowan is pastor at The Miracle Center of Ventura, in Ventura, CA. He can be contacted through email at lonnie100@msn.com or by visiting www.miraclecenterventura.com. UCSB From page 2A not for UCSB’s Guardian Scholars Program. Last year, in collaboration with the program, the Makarechians hosted a holiday party for the UCSB and Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) Guardian Scholars who, having no families of their own, might have received few — if any — holiday gifts. With several friends of the Makarechians serving as the students’ families for the evening, the event was a tremendous boost to the UCSB Guardian Scholars Program. Following the overwhelming success of last year’s Guardian Scholars Holiday Party, the Makarechians hosted a similar event on Friday, Dec. 6. It marked the beginning of a new annual tradition of bringing their friends together with the Guardian Scholars from UCSB and SBCC. Recently, the Guardian Scholars Program at UCSB received another huge boost from a generous $500,000 challenge pledge from the Makarechians and a matching gift of $530,000 from the Conrad H. Hilton Foundation. The funds will establish an endowment for the ongoing support of staff to oversee day-to-day operations and take a more proactive approach than the volunteers are able to provide. “Guardian Scholars are unlike any individuals I’ve met,” said Osaki, a senior who is completing a Bachelor of Science degree in aquatic biology with a minor in geography. “They have passion, they have hope and they have perseverance. They’re dedicated and determined, and they face adversity and overcome it. And that’s really important because it brings out some true character values that I haven’t seen in any other situations.” Said Murdoch, who graduated this summer with a degree in sociology: “The most beneficial thing Guardian Scholars has given me is the opportunity to have one designated person, for example, in financial aid, who I can go to for help without having to repeat my long, drawnout, I’m-looking-for-sympathy story. I don’t have to explain myself, which is awesome.” For Adeife, who is majoring in global studies with a minor in applied psychology, the Guardian Scholars Program enabled her to reframe her experience with the foster care system. “Being in Guardian Scholars really helped me, even from that negativity, bring something good out of it, and be proud of who I was and who I am still. Being put into foster care was something that happened to me, but it’s not who I am. It doesn’t define me. And I can say the experiences I got from Guardian Scholars molded me into who I am now.” MANDELA From page 3A “Leadership is about falling in love with the people you serve and about people falling in love with you. It is about serving the people selflessly with sacrifice and a need to put good ahead of personal interest.” Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s first post-colonial president, praised Mandela as “South Africa’s greatest son.” When African National Congress (ANC) Deputy President Cryil Ramaphosa tried to shorten Kaunda’s speech by slipping him a note, the former president told the audience, “This boy is trying to control me. He doesn’t know that I fought the boers.” Uncontrolled, Kaunda continued, “As we go on without Madiba, he’s no more in terms of his life, but he is still with our leaders. His lessons remain with us, to guide us. Remember, Madiba also told us to love our neighbors as you love yourself.” Following the Thembu custom of an elder’s funeral, an ox was slaughtered on the day of the burial to accompany the spirit of Mandela to his ancestors. After the funeral, soldiers in their dress uniforms placed the casket on a gun carriage and marched with it several hundred yards up a steep hill to the burial site. Only 450 people, most of

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them international leaders and high-ranking ANC officials, were allowed to attend the burial. Helicopters adorned with South African flags hovered above. About a dozen Pilatus PC-7 aircrafts streaked across the clear skies in formation. Mandela’s coffin was placed over his grave and soldiers folded the South African flag that had rested on the casket. South African National Defense Force Chaplain Rev. Monwabisi Jamangile prayed before Mandela’s coffin was lowered into the grave. “We will remember Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,” he said. “Rest in peace. Yours was truly a long walk to freedom and now you have achieved the ultimate freedom in the bosom of your leader, God Almighty.” A fly-over was accompanied by a 21-gun salute. A trumpeter softly played the “Last Post” as the body was being lowered into the ground Over 10 days of public mourning, Mandela was repeatedly praised for his spirit of forgiveness and his unique ability to unify people with opposing views. It was a lesson warring relatives were able to put into practice only after Mandela died on Dec. 5 at the age of 95. Like the children of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., certain family members had been feuding with one another. The rift spilled over into public view while Mandela was seriously ill. In 2011, Mandla Mandela, the former president’s oldest grandson and the nephew of Makaziwe, one of Mandela’s daughters, had the remains of his father, an uncle and an aunt exhumed without the family’s permission and moved from Qunu to Mvezo, where he is a chief and President Mandela was born. His mother, Makaziwe, then obtained a court order to have the remains returned to Qunu, where Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday. In addition, Makaziwe and Zenani Mandela, her stepsister and daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, teamed up to sue Attorney George Bizos for allegedly misusing funds from Nelson Mandela’s trust. The complaint was eventually withdrawn. Unlike the King siblings, the Mandelas have been able to put their differences aside, thanks to the prodding of Nelson Mandela’s widow, Graca Machel. In a television interview with SABC, Makaziwe said: “You know Tata always talked about forgiveness, and that’s the spirit that I have to try to cultivate in this family. During this sad period, we all have to pull together and hold each other’s hands and we have to be united and be able to forgive each other.” DREAM From page 5A will ensure that our young people receive the skills and development they need to compete on the international stage and succeed in American public life, that our citizens live longer, more productive lives, and that our communities are safer through cost-effective, evidence-based criminal justice reform efforts. For more information about the U.S. Dream Academy, visit www.usdreamacademy.org. DEVICES From page 5A This provides parents peace of mind that their kids are committed to developing good online behavior; and the kids get what they want for the holidays. For more information on ZABRA and to download the Good Cyber Citizen Pledge, visit www.zabra.com. HARRIS From page 6A The California Attorney General’s Office published its first hate crimes report in 1995. All previous reports can be found at: http://oag.ca.gov/cjsc/pubs A complete copy of the Hate Crime in California 2012 report is available here: https:// oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/ pdfs/cjsc/publications/hatecrimes/hc12/preface12.pdf? HOLIDAYS From page 6A • Always unplug decorative lights when leaving home or before going to bed. More safety tips are available at www.sce.com/holidaylighting. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. OBAMA From page 7A voted for her confirmation. “I’m pleased that in a bipartisan vote, the Senate has confirmed Patricia Millett to be a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, filling a vacancy that has been open since 2005,” Obama said in a statement. “She has served in the Department of Justice for both Democratic and Republican Presidents. I’m confident she will serve with distinction on the federal bench.” JUDGE From page 7A statement issued by the Boards of the General Retirement Sys-

tem of the City of Detroit and the Police and Fire Retirement System of the City of Detroit said, “The Pensions Clause of the Michigan Constitution absolutely bars any attempt by the City to cut or impair accrued pensions, no matter the reason. “The State Constitution represents the people’s will. That will cannot be ignored or subverted because it’s financially convenient to do so, or because slashing pensions allows for a city to escape from its constitutionally protected pension benefit obligations. “We submit that the Pensions Clause requires that the Court has two options. The first option is that it follows the earlier State Court ruling and finds the Emergency Manager Act — or Public Act 436 — unconstitutional, which means the City can’t be a debtor under Chapter 9 under these circumstances. The second option is that it determines that the law is limited by the Pensions Clause of the Michigan Constitution, which requires that as the City works through bankruptcy its pension obligations will be fully respected and upheld.” Attorney Herb Sanders, who filed the lawsuit against the EM law on behalf of Stand Up for Democracy, said, “My understanding is that the proposal from (EM Orr) is a proposal in which individuals will get 10 cent on the dollar and those who are not will never receive a dime,” Sanders told the Michigan Citizen. “There are people who have invested in the pension system, who have relied upon that money being available when they do retire and the city at this juncture is not offering them anything.” BUSINESS From page 8A To learn more about Karen Taylor Bass, PR Expert and schedule a coaching session to take your brand to the next level, contact TaylorMade Media, 516-537-8591, prexpert@ taylormademediapr.com; visit www.thebrandnewmommy. com/blog/293-2/ to book your session today! Visit www.karentaylorbass. com and www.taylormademediapr.com. BOOK From page 8A in business today is no longer an opportunity just for adults. Much younger entrepreneurs are interested in starting businesses and getting out there early, with crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. Hence, his book addresses new crowdsourcing options for funding new businesses, as well as a general overview on starting businesses, managing general finances, interfacing with the stock market, and understanding new virtual currencies surfacing in the financial space. With a financial book “written by a teen, for teens,” Common Anomaly makes the complex topics of finance, business and entrepreneurship just a little more comprehensible for young readers. This work introduces both teens and adults to a book that tries to tone down the financial jargons and explain general business and finance in simpler terms, thus, making it “feel” more acceptable as a teaching tool for young people in the digital age. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.commonanomalybook.com. TAX From page 8A Deductions that aren’t allowed in the AMT calculation include: • Personal exemptions for yourself, spouse and dependents. • The standard deduction (claimed by those who don’t itemize deductions). • State and local income, sales and property taxes. • Miscellaneous itemized deductions. • Interest on second mortgages; however, primary mortgage interest can be deducted. • (Note: The medical/dental expense deduction is more limited than under regular income tax.) Other items that may trigger the AMT include exercising large stock options (unless you sell the stock within the same year) and large, long-term capital gains. Usually no single item triggers the AMT, but the right combination of factors often will – for example, if you pay high state and local taxes, claim numerous personal exemptions for dependents and have unusually large itemized deductions. Back to Form 6251: You’ll be asked to perform a series of calculations to determine your AMT income. From that amount you subtract the AMT exemption. For 2013, the AMT exemption amounts are: • $51,900 for single and head of household filers • $80,800 for married couples filing jointly • $40,400 for married filing separately After several additional calculations, you finally arrive at how much, if any, AMT you owe. Many of people hire a tax professional to help. Alternatively, most tax-preparation software will also calculate

AMT. Just make sure that if you had an AMT capital loss in a previous year’s return that you carry the loss forward for this year’s calculation to offset any capital gains subject to AMT – the software may not know to do that if it doesn’t have access to previous returns. HOME From page 8A pop up at the most inappropriate times such as the holidays and end of the year when you’re spending more money on gifts for loved ones. Having that money set aside will come in handy. Consider downsizing. Saving for a downpayment is very critical these days. It’s not easy to save the funds if you’re spending to the maximum. If you’re renting a place currently, perhaps you can downsize to a smaller less expensive apartment for your next lease term to save some extra cash each month. You’ll be glad when you have the extra money to put toward your new home. Build your education. Buying a home has many movable parts to the process. Start meeting with experts in the industry and asking questions. Read as much as possible about real estate. Use free online apps to help you save articles, videos, and photos of homes you like. The more you research and prepare yourself, the smoother the process will be for you. ISSUES From page 9A online resources have popped up to get adults talking in a relaxed atmosphere centered on an inviting meal. One site, Death Over Dinner, offers directions on how to moderate these dinners and suggests conversational prompts to get the discussions flowing. They even provide language to use for dinner invitations. Perhaps more than any other generation, boomers have a particular aversion to growing older. The generation that fueled the sexual revolution has also transformed just about every stage of life, including reinventing retirement. Now, as boomers watch their parents, and in some cases their friends, pass away, they’re turning their attention to redefining death. SCALE From page 9A go too low (below 1,600 calories a day), you won’t get enough nutrients, you’ll be fatigued, and your body will simply compensate by slowing its metabolic rate even further so that each calorie is used as efficiently as possible. A slower metabolic rate means that your food sacrifices won’t amount to the weight loss you expected: You’ll have sacrificed for little reward. For women: Multiply your goal or ideal weight by 13.2 to get your daily calorie needs. For men: Multiply your goal or ideal weight by 13.5 to get your daily calorie needs. Triad of Physical Activity Recent research has found that when it comes to exercise, you need a combination of three types to reap the most health benefits — weight training for strength, aerobic exercise for strength and endurance, and calisthenics (stretching, bending, and twisting exercises) for flexibility. Studies have found that extreme physical exertion is no more useful to gaining and maintaining fitness than is moderate exercise. What’s more, you place yourself at risk for injury or a heart attack if you’re not already in good physical shape. So start off slowly and increase your activity gradually. Get your doctor’s okay before beginning a new physical activity if you haven’t exercised in years or have a medical condition. SPORTS From page 10A • 67% more likely to purchase credit cards online • 66% more likely to purchase insurance online • 60% more likely to purchase home electronics online • 58% more likely to purchase event tickets online So, how is all of this fantasy playing going on? According to research, more than 87 million Americans visited sports websites from April-June this year. In addition, 36 million smartphone owners use sports apps. Fantasy football apps are by far the most popular of the fantasy sports apps, with more than 10 million Americans using them and that number is up 15 percent from last year. The two most popular football apps used are Yahoo! and ESPN, with about 5 million users each during a one month period in 2013. That period also showed that fantasy players spend an average of two hours and 14 minutes per person using these apps. And, the average person opened these apps 27 times. That’s some serious dedication! Here’s a look at the top five sports websites among fantasy sports players from April – June this year based on the number of site visitors: • Yahoo! Sports: 1.3 million • ESPN Digital Network: 1 million • FOXSports.com on MSN: 957,000

• MLB.com : 614,000 • Big Lead Sports by FSV Network: 609,000 So with all these insights on fantasy sports, it shows that Americans are die hard sports fans. I mean truly die hard. But, even though it’s “fantasy” remember you are still flexing your consumer muscles. You have the power to choose, so make those picks wisely and strategically. That’s one bit of advice that I can offer. Good luck with your teams! Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is senior vice president of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Nielsen. For more information and studies go to www.nielsen.com. HISTORY From page 11A When Ted Koppel tried to get Mandela to denounce those unpopular figures during an interview, he refused, saying he supported people who supported South Africa’s Black majority. Instead of supporting majority rule in South Africa, President Ronald Regan said in 1981 that as long as White South African leaders were making a “sincere and honest” effort to bring about racial progress, the United States should not be critical. He asked, rhetorically: “Can we abandon a country that has stood by us in every war we have ever fought, a country that is strategically essential to the free world in its production of minerals that we all must have?” Describing Mandela as a communist – and using that as an excuse to support minority rule – was a red herring. The United States has supported communist and socialist leaders of other countries – as long as they were perceived as serving the interests of the U.S. Mandela noted our country’s hypocrisy. “American conservatives of the era recognized the brutal repression of black South Africans by the whites, but ultimately determined that ending that system was less important that preserving South Africa as an ally in the Cold War,” Media Matters stated. “They pointed to Mandela’s ties to South Africa’s Communist Party and his history of violent activism and warned of dire results if he were freed and the apartheid government overthrown. (In his statement at the opening of the 1964 trial that ended in his imprisonment, Mandela explained that his African National Congress worked with communists toward the common goal of ‘the removal of white supremacy.’ He compared this to the United States and Great Britain allying with the Soviet Union during World War II).” Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum even tried to equate Republicans’ opposition to the Affordable Care Act to Mandela’s struggle in South Africa. Appearing Dec. 5 on The O’Reilly Factor, Santorum said, Mandela “was fighting against some great injustice, and I would make the argument that we have a great injustice going on right now in this country with an everincreasing size of government that is taking over and controlling people’s lives, and Obamacare is front and center in that.” Some politicians have no shame. George E. Curry is editor-inchief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.) Curry can be reached through his Web site, www.georgecurry.com. You can also follow him at www.twitter. com/currygeorge and George E. Curry Fan Page on Facebook. WORD-FINDS, From page 5A

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Entertainment News Stars of Critically-Acclaimed Documentary Score Major Gig

By Mike Cidoni Lennox LOS ANGELES — On New Year's Day, they'll finally travel that last 20 feet. Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill and Darlene Love — the principal subjects of the documentary film "20 Feet from Stardom" — are set to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the 100th Rose Bowl game in Pasadena. Individually, the four have provided background vocals for such superstars as Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger. In a field of 147 qualifying films, "20 Feet" is one of 15 to advance in voting for best documentary feature at the upcoming Academy Awards. Rose Bowl media direc-

(From left) Judith Hill, Merry Clayton, Darlene Love, Tata Vega and Lisa Fischer from the film "20 Feet from Stardom." (Photo Credit: Victoria Will) tor Gina Chappin said it's will be performed at a Rose the only time in memory Bowl game by musicians that the national anthem other than a team band.

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel Separate After Ten Years of Marriage

Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel have called it quits after 10 years of marriage, People confirms. “Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs have jointly decided to separate at this time,” reps for the couple tell People. “Their primary focus and concern is for their son. We ask that you respect their privacy during this time.” The pair, who met while co-starring in the original Broadway production of “Rent” in the mid 1990s, tied the knot on Jan. 2003. They welcomed their son, Walker, in 2009. Diggs and Menzel, both 42, have been open about their marriage, with Menzel telling People earlier this year, “We work at it. I’m not going to glamorize it or glorify it -- we go through tough times like everybody else, but we love each other very much. We try not to be away from each other for more than two weeks at a time, and

Earth Wind & Fire Bassist:

Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' Doesn't Sound Like Marvin Gaye

By Shirley Halperin Earth Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White, a contemporary of late singer Marvin Gaye, says he doesn't think Robin Thicke's summer smash "Blurred Lines" borrows from Gaye's repertoire, including, most notably, the 1977 song "Got to Give It Up." Since October, Thicke and the Gaye estate have been trading legal barbs, with the former launching a preemptive suit insisting that "Blurred Lines" is entirely original, while the latter has increasingly taken the offensive, claiming Thicke may have copied as many as four songs from the R&B singer, who died in 1984. In fact, the Gaye estate contends that Thicke has a "Marvin Gaye Fixation" that informs much of his music. For his part, White, who performed the song with Thicke and rapper T.I. at the Grammy nomi-

Verdine White and Robin Thicke perform onstage during The Grammy Nominations Concert. (Photo Credit: Frederick M. Brown) nations concert (broadcast on CBS), disagrees with the family's claim, telling The Hollywood Reporter he didn't think much of it. "If you listen to it, it's in a totally different key," he said following the CBS special. "I think the fact that the public liked it a lot it maybe started a little controversy but it went away as fast as it came."

Digging further into its cultural relevance, White added that its success signals a return to the dance floor. "It reflects the fact that people are ready to dance, because we haven't danced in a while," White said, adding: "It's also bringing in a wave of good soul music that we haven't had in a long time."

Kerry Washington

Washington was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in 2013. Her co-star Dan Bucatinsky won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series last year for his role as James, Cyrus Beene’s husband. Tune into the 2014 Golden Globes on Jan. 12, 2014. “Scandal” airs Thursdays, 10 p.m. EST on ABC.

Kerry Washington Nabs a Golden Globe Nod

The 2014 Golden Globe nominations are in, and Kerry Washington came up big. The “Scandal” star, who plays Washington, D.C. fixer Olivia Pope, was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Drama Series. This is Washington’s first first Golden Globe nomination. Shonda Rhimes’ “Scandal” has never been nominated for a Golden Globe, but lead actress Kerry Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs we try to find new ways to communicate.” Diggs also spoke about their relationship, admitting to Good Housekeeping that the best thing

about being married is “having your best friend by your side constantly [and] knowing that someone has your back.”

Jay Z Leads All Grammy Nominees

Terrence Howard Reportedly Weds Girlfriend of One Month

Actor Terrence Howard has allegedly secretly wed his girlfriend after just one month of dating. RadarOnline.com reported Howard, 44, got married for the fourth time recently to a Canadian woman named Miranda. A source close to the actor said the quickie wedding is "not out of character" for him. “It’s another one of his outlandish moves … he only knew and/or dated her for about a month!” the source added. Howard and his supposed new wife were spotted at the premiere of "The Best Man Holiday" in Los Angeles Nov. 5. They both were photographed wearing gold bands around their left ring fingers. In May, Howard finalized his divorce from exwife Michelle Ghent. She filed for divorce in February 2011, just over a year after they married. In December 2011, she claimed the actor had physically abused her during their relationship, Us Weekly

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Actor Terrence Howard and new wife noted. Ghent claimed Howard "sucker punched" her in the face, "grabbed" her neck and attempted to choke her multiple times during an argument in July in Costa Rica, the New York Daily News reported. “While I was on the ground, [Howard] kicked me repeatedly in the head and shoulders

with strong blows,” she said. “I knew I had to get away from [Howard] or he would try to kill me." In August, a judge ordered the actor stay away from his ex. He vehemently denied the charges and said she was trying to “ruin [his] reputation and career with baseless allegations.”

Jay Z By Chris Talbott Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations with nine, but left-of-center hip-hop stars Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among a group of young performers who took many of the major nominations. Macklemore and Lewis' gay marriage anthem "Same Love" was among song of the year nominees. Pharrell Williams had four major nominations among his seven and Justin Timberlake also had seven. But like Jay Z, Timberlake was mostly relegated to the genre categories in a year he was expected to contend for major awards. He and Jay Z teamed up for two nominations apiece, but they only had one major nod between them.


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Community Calendar Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 The 37th Annual Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights at Ventura Harbor Village. The theme is “Seaside Tinseltown.” The parade begins at 7 p.m. each night and concludes with fireworks. The Ventura Harbor Village is located at Spinnaker Drive and Harbor Blvd., in Ventura. For more information, call (805) 477-0470 or visit www. venturaharborvillage.com. Saturday, December 21 Winter Wonderland & Holiday Marketplace at the Ventura Harbor Village. There will be visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live baby reindeer, fake snow, carolers, a strolling band of toy soldiers, kids’ crafts and boutique venders. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The Ventura Harbor Village is located at Spinnaker Drive and Harbor Blvd., in Ventura. For more information, call (805) 477-0470 or visit www.venturaharborvillage.com. Saturday, December 21 through Thursday, December 26 Christmas Tree Lane will be along F and G Streets between Fifth St. and Palm Dr., in Oxnard. Look for appearances from Santa or the holiday carolers! The event will be from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For more information, call (805) 988-0717 or visit www.visitoxnard.com. Saturday, December 21 through Tuesday, December 31 California Sleigh Rides at the Ventura Harbor Village. Ventura Boat Rentals will take guests on an hour and a half “sleigh ride.” The rides will be at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Tickets are $20 for the general public and $10 for children. The Ventura Harbor Village is located at 1583 Spinnaker Dr., in Ventura. For more information, call (805) 642-7753 or visit www.californiasleighrides.com. Saturday, December 21 through Wednesday, January 1 Winter Fantasy Music and Light Show at Plaza Park. The show will be held every 15 minutes from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily and is free to the public. The park is located at 500 South C Street, in Oxnard. For more information, call (805) 247-0197 or visit www.downtownoxnard.com. Thursday, December 26 through Monday, December 30 Hope First Inc. presents the “Tenth Anniversary Youth Convocation” at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine. The event is for ages 5-25. Saturday, December 28 New Trinity Community Church’s NEX-GEN (Next Generation/Youth Department) will be having a Skating Party Fundraiser at Skating Plus. Come out & support our young people. They are working hard on bringing a positive, fun-filled & Christ-centered event to our community. All proceeds from this event will go to Catch the Fire Faith Explosion. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is $8. Quad skate rental is $2.50 each and rollerblade rental is $4 each. Skating Plus is located at 1720 Mesa Verde Ave., in Ventura. For more information, call New Trinity Community Church at (805) 483-2819 or Skating Plus at (805) 644-2121. Tuesday, December 31 New Year’s Eve Celebration with Cafe R&B at SOhO Restaurant and Music Club. Cafe R&B have been wowing audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe for 15 years. Show time is 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100. Tickets include a four-course meal (including tax & gratuity), show admission, champagne toast, midnight festivities and dancing all night long. This event is 21 and over. SOhO Restaurant and Music Club is located at 1221 State St., in Santa Barbara. or more information, call (805) 962-7776. Sunday, January 5 through Sunday, January 19 New Trinity Community Church will hold a Pastoral Appreciation Service for Carlos D. Speights, Senior Pastor. The service will begin at 3:30 p.m. on January 5 and January 12 and 4 p.m. on January 19. The church is located at 315 N. Anita Ave., in Oxnard. For more information, call (805) 483-2819 or email ntccfamily@ gmail.com. Tuesday, January 7 through Tuesday, January 28 Oxnard Stars 2014 Track Sign-ups at the Oxnard High School cafeteria. Athletes from ages 6-15 years old are invited to be a part of the 2014 Oxnard Stars Youth Track Season. We are a non-profit youth track club servicing our local youth in Oxnard. Sign-ups will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. Registration fees are $105 per athlete, for three or more is $95 per athlete, and *$75 for volunteer deposit per family. (*Refundable upon completion of your volunteer hours.) After January 28, fees are $115 per athlete. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and fees. For more information, visit www. oxnardstars.org. Friday, January 17 New Trinity Community Church’s NEX-GEN (Next Generation/Youth Department) will be hosting Catch the Fire Faith Explosion. They will be bringing in the Christian Hip Hop Group The Flamin Souljaz & Comedian Elijah Tindall. The Agape Mime team will also be ministering. We will also be blessed with a Special Performance by 2nd Chance! The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 315 N. Anita Ave., in Oxnard. For more information, call (805) 483-2819. Ongoing Meetings BAPAC, a political action group, meets on the third Monday of each month at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 855 South “F” Street in Oxnard at 7 pm. The Ventura County Chapter of the NAACP meets on the fourth Friday of every month at the Performing Arts Center. Meetings begin at 8 p.m. For more information call (805) 485-0449.

The Tri-County Sentry will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Thursday, December 26 at 9 a.m.

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Saturday December 7th & 21st 2013 at 10:00am At the Boys and Girls Club 1900 W. 5th St, Oxnard Musicians Only Rehearsal!!! Singers will be notified of their upcoming rehearsal dates. Si le gustaría hacer una donación al programa de Música de BGCOP Voces de la Esperanza favor de escribir su donativo a THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER OXNARD AND PORT HUENEME

If you would like to make a donation to the BGCOP Voices of Hope Music Pro-gram please make your checks payable to THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER OXNARD AND PORT HUENEME

Dr. Kings Legacy

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For any questions or concerns contact Mary Ann Woodard: mwoodard@bgcop.org (805) 236-5519

Pinkard Innovative Enterprises Sponsors

25th Annual Black College Tour April 12 - April 19, 2014

(Tentative list of colleges to be visited) Texas Southern University, Dillard University, Southern University, Grambling State University, Louisiana State University, Xavier University, Paul Quinn College, Southwestern Christian College, Prairie View A & M University and more! Cost: $900 (Includes Air Fare, Lodging, Ground Transportation) $200 Non-Refundable Deposit required by February 1, 2014 Tour allows young people an opportunity to make educated choices regarding the college that have offerings best suited for their needs. They will also learn how and why Black Colleges and Universities were started. The tour includes visits to historical sites within the states visited. Checks Payable To: PINKARD INNOVATIVE ENTERPRISE P. O. Box 52211 Oxnard, CA 93031 www.blackcollegetour-pie.com Black College Tours by PIE Call Dr. Irene Pinkard (805) 988-2426 or Mrs. Bobbie Richards at (805) 320-2871 for Details

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

God Our Father-Christ Our Redeemer-Man Our Brother

Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School Class: 9:00 a.m. Youth Sunday School: 9:00 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. Women’s Thursday Night Bible Study: 6:00 p.m. Helen Kelly Adult Day Care Center: Mon.-Wed. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

855 South “F” Street Oxnard, CA 93030 805-486-6477

Rev. Robert L. Cox, Pastor

Park Avenue Church of Christ Sunday Bible Study: 10:00 a.m. Worship: 11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 11:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Leander Jackson Minister

630 So. “A” Street Oxnard, CA 93030 (805) 486-7667

Galatians 4:16 - Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?

St. Paul AME Church Are you in a spiritual rut? What do you need to let go of? What do you need to move on to? Reverend Jeffery Clark PASTOR

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Bible Study Thursday Evening at 7:00 p.m.

502 Olive Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 962-1189

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News from the D.A. District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that for the third consecutive year, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office was awarded a grant for "The Vertical Prosecution of Drug and Alcohol DUI Offenders and Repeat Offenders." This grant totaling $362,065 funds the Drug and Alcohol DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Vertical Prosecution Team, comprised of two full-time deputy district attorneys devoted solely to drug and alcohol DUI prevention and prosecution. The Drug and Alcohol DUI Vertical Prosecution Team is designed to aggressively prosecute impaired drivers within Ventura County, while simultaneously raising public awareness of the fatal consequences caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs, both illegal and prescription. The team will review, file, prosecute, and litigate DUI cases from beginning to end. These cases range from misdemeanor DUI to felony DUI, vehicular homicide, and second degree murder. The team targets repeat offenders and those in violation of probation, and works hand in hand with local law enforcement to apprehend defendants who have failed to appear in court.

Get the Scoop on Crime! A suspicious package was found by an employee of the Mission Bargain Center Thrift Store, located at 125 South Harrison Avenue. For precautionary reasons, approximately 40 people were evacuated from the business. There were no injuries during the evacuation. The Ventura Sheriff’s Bomb Unit responded to the scene to assist with the investigation. The suspicious package was not an explosive device. Oxnard police detectives are investigating the incident. If anyone has information about this incident, they are encouraged to call Sergeant Alex Arnett at (805) 486-6211. If you wish to remain anonymous you may call the violent crimes hotline at (805) 982-7070 or Ventura County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also visit this site http://www. venturacountycrimestoppers.org/contactus.aspx to submit a tip via text or email.


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California Lutheran University Hosts Kwanzaa Celebration

Andrew Aatakpo, BSU President

Daniel Lawrence, BSU Co-Advisor

Dr. Juanita Hall

Russell Stockard, Jr., Ph.D.

Greg Branch

Delton Davis

Cassandria Slay, Mardy Coates, Constance Harkness and Ruby Knight

Attendees lined up for Kwanzaa potlock

Michael Phelps

Astrid Icaza

Adeyemi Chaka

Beautiful artwork sold by Michael Phelps From page 1A speak for ourselves. • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers’ and sisters’ problems our problems, and to solve them together. • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics): To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together. • Nia (Purpose): To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

Kecia Bouldware and Yasmin • Kuumba (Creativity): To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

Praise Dancers

• Imani (Faith): To believe with all our hearts in God, our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Cosolive Band

Lexi Hahn and Morgan West

Corey Franklin, Cosolive

Cosolive Band Keyboardist

Guests were served delicious soul food.


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-11453878-CT Order No.: 878773 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 8/11/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): SCOTT JOHNSON AND AUDREY JOHNSON HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY Recorded: 8/22/2006 as Instrument No. 20060822-0177099 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/16/2014 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001, in the Auction. com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $606,310.62 The purported property address is: 2108 DORAL COURT, OXNARD, CA 93030 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 179-0-152-875 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 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-11453878-CT . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common

designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA11-453878-CT IDSPub #0059564 12/20/2013 12/27/2013 1/3/2014 TCS13-0554TS(2) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-12536732-AB Order No.: 7535775 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/30/2005. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DAVID E. HEIDEL AND HSIU HWA HEIDEL, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 10/7/2005 as Instrument No. 20051007-0250511 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 8/1/2011 as Instrument No. 20110801-001120000 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 8/12/2009 as Instrument No. 20090812-00136572-0 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/10/2014 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,150,092.87 The purported property address is: 3041 HEAVENLY RIDGE STREET, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 597-0-050-135 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

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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 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12536732-AB . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA12-536732-AB IDSPub #0059673 12/20/2013 12/27/2013 1/3/2014 TCS13-0554TS(3) Trustee Sale No. 1325 Loan No. PALM AV Title Order No. 111310992 APN 103-0-044-115 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10/17/2007. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD AT A APUBLIC SALE. IF YOU NEED AN EXPLANATION OF THENATURE OF THE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01/10/2014 at 11:00AM, Parker Foreclosure Services, LLC as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded on 11/07/07 as document number

20071107-00206818 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by: Akop Bogaryan and Mary Semergyan, Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants as to an Undivided 50% Interest, Sos Arutyunyan, an Unmarried Man, as to and Undivided 25% Interest, and Ella Rashoyan, a Married Woman as her Sole and Separate Property, as to an Undivided 25% interest, all as Tenants in Common, as Trustor, Jimmy Lee Grand McCoy and Myrtle Marie McCoy, Husband and Wife as Joint Tenants, as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States, by cash, a cashiers check drawn by a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state). At: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it under said Deed of Trust in the property situated in said County, California describing the land therein: Parcel 1: Lot 2 in Block C Hardison and Irwin Tract, in the City of Santa Paula, County of Ventura, state of California, as per map recorded in Book 3, Page 25 of Maps, in the office of the County Recorder of said County. Except the North 5 feet thereof. Also except the oil, minerals and other rights granted to Edward W. Haskell, by deed dated December 24, 1864, recorded in Book B”, Page 153 of Deeds. Parcel 2: That certain tract of land in the Rancho Santa Paula y Saticoy, in the City of Santa Paula, County of Ventura, State of California, marked “NW. Blanchard, in Block “C” of Hardison and Irwin Tract, lying Southeasterly of and adjacent to Lot 2 in said Block “C”, as per map recorded in Book 3, Page 25 of Maps, in the office of the County Recorder of said County. Except therefrom a strip of land 5.50 feet wide situate, lying and being in the City of Santa Paula, County of Ventura, State of California, lying Northwesterly of and contiguous to the following described line: Beginning at the point of intersection of the Westerly line of Palm street (80 feet wide) with the Northerly line of land (28 feet wide) of Southern Pacific Company, as described in deed dated October 19, 1926, in deed Book 131 of Official Records, Page 369, records of Ventura County; thence Westerly along said Northerly line also the Southerly line of land described as Parcel 2 in deed dated March 7, 1961 to J. Nathan Morrill, et ux., recorded of Ventura County, 156.82 feet to the Southwesterly corner of last said land. The side lines of the above 5.50 foot wide strip land terminate in said Westerly line of Palm Street and in the Westerly line of said land described as Parcel 2. Except the oil, minerals and other rights granted to Edward W. Haskell, by deed dated December 24, 1864, recorded in Book “B, Page 153 of Deeds. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 104 N. Palm Avenue, Santa Paula, CA 93060. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to-wit: $897,438.73 (Estimated) Accrued interest and additional advances, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. 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 and more than three months have elapsed since such recordation. 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 714 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site, priorityposting.com, using the file number assigned to this case 1325. 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: 12/11/13 Parker Foreclosure Services, LLC PD Box 2940 Ventura, CA 93002-2940 (714) 5731965 Donald D. Parker, President P1073970 12/20, 12/27, 01/03/2014 TCS13-0554TS(4) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA12-534309-VF Order No.: 120367616-CAMAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/10/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DAVID JUKES, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 2/21/2006 as Instrument No. 20060221-0034517 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/10/2014 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $472,427.36 The purported property address is: 4347 LOU DRIVE, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063

Assessor’s Parcel No.: 626-0-081-175 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 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-12534309-VF . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA12-534309-VF IDSPub #0059816 12/20/2013 12/27/2013 1/3/2014 TCS13-0554TS(5) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SUSAN ST. GERMAIN CASE NO. 56-201300445208-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SUSAN ST. GERMAIN. A Petition for Probate has been filed by RACHEL MARTINEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of VEN-

TURA. The Petition for Probate requests that RACHEL MARTINEZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: 01/16/2014 at Time: 9:00 AM in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Division. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Jennifer Felten, Esq. (CSB #249347) HERSHORIN & HENRY, LLP 699 Hampshire Road, Suite 105 Westlake Village, CA 91361 (805) 265-1031 Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 3T TCS13-0554P(6)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARY REGINA BURKE CASE NO. 56-201300445602-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MARY REGINA BURKE, MARY BURKE. A Petition for Probate has been filed by THERESA LEE in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that THERESA LEE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: January 15, 2014 at Time: 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Ave, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Justice Center. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Stuart A. Comis (CSB #084050) NELSON COMIS KETTLE & KINNEY LLP 300 Esplanade Dr., Suite 1170 Oxnard, CA 93036 (805) 604-4100 Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 3T TCS13-0554P(7) File No.: 20131126-10017827-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: NORTH RANCH CLEANERS II 2060-D E. AVENIDA DE LOS ARBOLES, SUITE 343 THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: CA Return Mailing Address: MyUSAcorporation.com - c/o Julia Greenberg-Aguilar, 40

Exchange Place, Suite 1301, New York, NY 10005 Full Name of Registrant MGADLER, INC. 2060-D E. Avenida de los Arboles, Suite 343 Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Mark Adler NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/26/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 10, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0554 File No.: 20131203-10018060-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: PACIFIC COAST HEATING AND AIR 1738 EMPTY SADDLE AVE SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Stephen A. Medeiros, P.O. Box 940976, Simi Valley, Ca 93094 Full Name of Registrant Stephen A. Medeiros 1738 Empty Saddle Ave Simi Valley, Ca 93063 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Stephen A. Medeiros NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 12/03/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: BR Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 10, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0555 File No.: 20131211-10018490-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: SESPE COMPANY 350 PASEO DE PLAYA UNIT 327 VENTURA, CA 93001 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: George Pence, 350 Paseo De Playa Unit 327, Ventura, CA 93001 Full Name of Registrant George Pence 350 Paseo De Playa Unit 327 Ventura, CA 93001 Debra Pence 350 Paseo De Playa Unit 327 Ventura, CA 93001 This Business is conducted by: Married Couple The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12-9-13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Debra Pence NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 12/11/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 10, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0556


TRI-COUNTY SENTRY NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13546217-CL Order No.: 130056219-CA-GTI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 2/16/2007. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): TIMOTHY T WILLIAMS, BRANDEE K JAMMA, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS. Recorded: 2/26/2007 as Instrument No. 2007022600037923-0 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2014 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $184,333.16 The purported property address is: 1415 CREST CT, OXNARD, CA 93035 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 187-0-034-245 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 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13546217-CL . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common

designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-546217-CL IDSPub #0059359 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 12/27/2013 TCS13-0544TS(1) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13565553-JB Order No.: 130135708-CA-API YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 6/22/2007. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): JASON L. WHITTENTON, A SINGLE PERSON AND KRISTYN M. HERNANDEZ, A SINGLE PERSON Recorded: 7/3/2007 as Instrument No. 20070703-00131987-0 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2014 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $460,666.17 The purported property address is: 246 BAKER AVENUE, VENTURA, CA 93004 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 088-0-183-150 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 responsi-

ble 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 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13565553-JB . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-565553-JB IDSPub #0059501 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 12/27/2013 TCS13-0544TS(2) APN: 131-0-074-115 T.S. No. 001078-CA NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 1/4/2011. 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 1/3/2014 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 1/18/2011, as Instrument No. 20110118-000089720, in Book XX, Page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: DICK L. FORD AND SAMANTHA L. FORD WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER

FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: IN THE AREA IN THE FRONT OF At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 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: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2208 AIREDALE AVE VENTURA, CALIFORNIA 93003-7005 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $315,013.11 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. 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) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.PRIORITYPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 001078-CA. 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. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (714) 5731965 Date: 12/2/2013 CLEAR RECON CORP.

,Authorized Signature CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117 P1073300 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2013 TCS13-0544TS(3) APN: 633-0-032-055 TS No: CA08000225-11-2 TO No: 8298563 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED March 6, 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On January 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM, at the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003, MTC Financial Inc. dba Trustee Corps, as the duly Appointed Trustee, under and pursuant to the power of sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust Recorded on March 13, 2007 as Instrument No. 20070313-00052848-0 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by DANIELLE D OLSEN, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, as Trustor(s), in favor of MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. as nominee for SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. as Beneficiary, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, in lawful money of the United States, all payable at the time of sale, that certain property situated in said County, California describing the land therein as: AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2704 GALENA AVE, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made without covenant or warranty, express 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 the Deed of Trust, estimated 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 obligations secured by the property to be sold and reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is estimated to be $532,430.37 (Estimated). However, prepayment premiums, accrued interest and advances will increase this figure prior to sale. Beneficiary’s bid at said sale may include all or part of said amount. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the California Financial Code and authorized to do business in California, or other such funds as may be acceptable to the Trustee. In the event tender other than cash is accepted, the Trustee may withhold the issuance of the Trustee’s Deed Upon Sale until funds become available to the payee or endorsee as a matter of right. The property offered for sale excludes all funds held on account by the property receiver, if applicable. 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. 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,

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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 Priority Posting and Publishing at 714573-1965 for information regarding the Trustee’s Sale or visit the Internet Web site address listed below for information regarding the sale of this property, using the file number assigned to this case, CA08000225-11-2. 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: December 4, 2013 TRUSTEE CORPS TS No. CA08000225-11-2 17100 Gillette Ave Irvine, CA 92614 949-252-8300 Lupe Tabita, Authorized Signatory SALE INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED ON LINE AT www.priorityposting. com FOR AUTOMATED SALES INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: Priority Posting and Publishing at 714-573-1965 TRUSTEE CORPS MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED MAY BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1073583 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2013 TCS13-0544TS(5) File No.: 20131113-10017222-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: AFFORDABLE CARPET CLEANING 1430 W IRIS ST OXNARD, CA 93033 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Miguel Godinez, 285 Riverpark #203, Oxnard, CA 93036 Full Name of Registrant Miguel Godinez 285 Riverpark #203 Oxnard Oxnard, CA 93036 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 08/31/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Miguel Godinez NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/13/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0544

1ST AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300442490-CL-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner JEANNETTE GARCIA FOR GENESIS GARCIA RUIZ, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. GENESIS GARCIA RUIZ Proposed Name: to GENESIS RUIZ 2. THE COURT OR-

DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: January 15, 2014, Time: 8:30 a.m., in Dept.: 20 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 22, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. AKUNA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014-4T TCS130544CofN(7) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445500-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner ABBY PINNER FOR CADEN JOSHUA WILLETT, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. CADEN JOSHUA WILLETT Proposed Name: to CADEN JOSHUA MORRIS 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: Jan 30, 2014, Time: 8:20am, in Dept.: 41 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: DEC 05, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. MIJARES Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014-4T TCS130544CofN(8) File No.: 20131126-10017796-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: STUDIO BIJOUX 717 LAKEFIELD RD, SUITE E WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA 91361 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Charles Sisson, 717 Lakefield Rd., Suite E, Westlake Villag, CA 91361 Full Name of Registrant Charles S. Sisson 201 Triunfo Canyon Rd, #152 Westlake Village, CA 91361 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Oct. 1, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Charles S. Sisson NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name

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statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/26/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0545

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RICHARD BUERLI CASE NO. 56-201300445330-PR-PW-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of RICHARD BUERLI. A Petition for Probate has been filed by MICHAEL BUERLI AND ROBERT RICKENBACH in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that MICHAEL BUERLI AND ROBERT RICKENBACH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: January 9, 2014 at Time: 9:00 am in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 E. Vineyard Ave., Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Justice Center. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Martha R. Farwell (CSB #89769) 501-i So. Reino Rd. #398 Newbury Park, CA 91320 (805) 497-4358 Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0545P(1) File No.: 20131202-10017990-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: OXNARD SURPLUS EQUIPMENT 1544 PINE ST. OXNARD, CA 93030 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Margaret Innocenti, 205 W. Brucker Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033 Full Name of Registrant Margaret Mary Innocenti 205 W. Brucker Rd Oxnard, CA 93033 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1989. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Margaret Mary Innocenti NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13587124-JB Order No.: 130147073-CA-API YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/19/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier's check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): PAMELA GREEN, A MARRIED WOMAN. Recorded: 12/28/2006 as Instrument No. 20061228-002718980 and modified as per Modification Agreement recorded 8/14/2009 as Instrument No. 2009081400137893-0 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2014 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $467,297.05 The purported property address is: 4221 HIGHLAND AVENUE, OXNARD, CA 93033 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 221-0-074-015 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 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13587124-JB . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other com-

mon designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-587124-JB IDSPub #0058585 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(1) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13588380-BF Order No.: 1491762 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/18/2011. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MATTHEW DAVID CARLSON, A SINGLE PERSON Recorded: 11/29/2011 as Instrument No. 2011112900180563-0 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/2/2014 at 9:00 AM Place of Sale: At the Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort, 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001, in the Auction.com Room Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $315,077.54 The purported property address is: 631 OAK RUN TRAIL #406, OAK PARK, CA 91377 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 801-0-210-475 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 responsi-

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ble 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 800-280-2832 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13588380-BF . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 800280-2832 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-588380-BF IDSPub #0058779 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(2) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13561968-JP Order No.: 130108609-CA-MAI YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 1/5/2007. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): PARVIZ NAZERIAN, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE & SEPARATE PROPERTY Recorded: 1/18/2007 as Instrument No. 20070118-000117240 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/27/2013 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to the Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $649,006.39 The purported property address is: 4916 LAZIO WAY, OAK PARK, CA 91377 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 800-0-270-035 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 714-730-2727 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13561968-JP . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s

against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714730-2727 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-561968-JP IDSPub #0059206 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(3) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13588646-JB Order No.: 130163434-CA-API YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 3/18/2005. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): MILAN D. BOYANICH SR. AND SANDRA M. BOYANICH, HUSBAND AND WIFE Recorded: 3/28/2005 as Instrument No. 20050328-0074027 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/3/2014 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $690,061.12 The purported property address is: 2324 VALLEY TERRANCE DRIVE, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 612-0-180-025 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 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13588646-JB . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-588646-JB IDSPub #0059234 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(4) APN: 514-0-102-325 T.S. No. 004908-CA NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER: YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/6/2004. 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 12/27/2013 at 11:00 AM, CLEAR RECON CORP., as duly appointed trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded 8/23/2004, as Instrument No. 20040823-0231635, in Book XX, Page XX, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of CALIFORNIA executed by: *SCOTT C. ALLAN*, A SINGLE MAN WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, CASHIER’S CHECK DRAWN ON A STATE OR NATIONAL BANK, A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, OR A CHECK DRAWN BY A STATE OR FEDERAL SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION, SAVINGS ASSOCIATION, OR SAVINGS BANK SPECIFIED IN SECTION 5102 OF THE FINANCIAL CODE AND AUTHORIZED TO DO BUSINESS IN THIS STATE: IN THE AREA IN THE FRONT OF At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 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: COMPLETELY DESCRIBED IN SAID DEED OF TRUST The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is pur-

ported to be: 6488 MARQUETTE STREET #C MOORPARK, CALIFORNIA 93021 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be held, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, condition, or encumbrances, including fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust, to pay the remaining principal sums of the note(s) secured 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: $171,411.67 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. 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) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site WWW.PRIORITYPOSTING.COM, using the file number assigned to this case 004908-CA. 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. FOR SALES INFORMATION: (714) 5731965 Date: 11/22/2013 CLEAR RECON CORP. ,Authorized Signature CLEAR RECON CORP. 4375 Jutland Drive Suite 200 San Diego, California 92117 P1071960 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/2013 TCS13-0541TS(5) NOTICE OF INTENTION TO SELL REAL PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE [Prob. Code, § 10300, 10304] SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA In re the Matter of the Conservatorship of the Person and Estate of: MICHAEL GATES, Conservatee. No. 56-2011-00391691PR-CP-OXN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, subject to confirmation by this court, on December 23, 2013, at 4:00 p.m., or thereafter within the time allowed by law, Barry L. Zimmerman, Public Guardian of Ventura County, as the conservator of the person and estate of Michael Gates, conservatee, will sell at

private sale to the highest and best net bidder, on the terms and conditions set forth below, all right, title, and interest of the conservatee in the mobile home located in the County of Ventura, State of California, located at 1550 Rory Lane, Space 153, Simi Valley, more fully described as: “1975 Golden West Mobile home; Serial Number S23899U; S23899X; Length 50’ by Width 12’; 2 bedrooms.” The property will be sold subject to current taxes, covenants, conditions, restrictions, reservations, rights, rights of way and easements of record, with any encumbrances of record to be satisfied from the purchase price. LISTING PRICE OF $35,000. The property is to be sold on an “as is” basis, except for title. The Public Guardian has given an exclusive listing to Kay Wilson-Bolton, agent for Century 21 Buena Vista. Open Houses will be held on December 7th, 2013, and December 14th, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bids or offers for this property must be in writing and must be received at the office of Kay Wilson-Bolton of Century 21 Buena Vista, at 848 East Main Street, Santa Paula, California 93060 (Tel: (805) 340-5025) prior to the sale. THE SELLER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY AND ALL BIDS. A deposit in the form of a cashier’s check and in the amount of at least ten percent (10%) of the bid must accompany all bids. Bids must be sealed and will be opened at the office of the Ventura County Public Guardian, 1001 Partridge Dr., #360, Ventura, California 93003 (Tel: (805) 654-3141). The terms of the sale are: cash, or part cash and part credit, the terms of such credit to be acceptable to the undersigned and to the court. The balance, after subtracting the bid deposits, to be paid after confirmation of the winning bid by the Ventura County Superior Court. Escrow fees shall be paid one-half by the seller and one-half by the purchaser. Real estate commissions, if any, shall be fixed and allowed by the superior court at the time of confirmation of sale. Taxes, rents, operating and maintenance expenses, and premiums on insurance acceptable to the purchaser shall be prorated as of the date of recording the document of conveyance. Examination of title, recording of conveyance, transfer taxes, and title insurance policies shall be at the expense of the purchaser. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. LEROY SMITH (CSB #107702) County Counsel, County of Ventura Dated: NOV 25, 2013 By MITCHELL B. DAVIS (CSB #212721) Assistant County Counsel Attorneys for Public Guardian of Ventura County 800 South Victoria Avenue, L/C #1830 Ventura, California 93009 (805) 654-2950 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS130541RP(6)CR T.S. No.: 1306466CA Loan No.: 661043 A.P.N.: 614-0-190-355 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERENCED BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/7/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state of national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The


TRI-COUNTY SENTRY File No.: 20131202-10017990-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: OXNARD SURPLUS EQUIPMENT 1544 PINE ST. OXNARD, CA 93030 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Margaret Innocenti, 205 W. Brucker Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033 Full Name of Registrant Margaret Mary Innocenti 205 W. Brucker Rd Oxnard, CA 93033 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1989. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Margaret Mary Innocenti NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 12/02/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: VI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0546

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF: ANTONIO ALFARO CASE NO. 56-2013-00444086-PRLA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the WILL or estate, or both of ANTONIO ALFARO. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CONCEPCION ALFARO in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CONCEPCION ALFARO be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act . (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: 01/02/14 at 9:00AM in Dept. J6 located at 4353 VINEYARD AVENUE, OXNARD, CA 93036 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner KC MARIE KNOX, ESQ. ANKER, HYMES & SCHREIBER LLP 21333 OXNARD ST., FIRST FLOOR WOODLAND HILLS CA 91367-5091 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/13 CNS-2565790# TRI-COUNTY SENTRY TCS13-0546P(1)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445507-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner MINA JOYCE filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MINA JOYCE Proposed Name: to MINA SILVERSTONE 2. THE COURT OR-

DERS 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: Jan. 29, 2014, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 20 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: DEC 5, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By DEBRA RAMOS Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014-4T TCS130546CofN(2) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445303-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner SHANNON O’CONNELL FOR CLAUDIA JEAN GODSEY, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. CLAUDIA JEAN GODSEY Proposed Name: to CLAUDIA JEAN PORTEOUS 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/27/2014, Time: 8:30, in Dept.: 20 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 18, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By INA MUCKEY Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014-4T TCS130546CofN(3) Title No. 5784357 ALS No. 2011-6092 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT OF A LIEN, DATED AUGUST 11, 2011. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On 1/8/2014, at 11:00 AM, ASSOCIATION LIEN SERVICES, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to a certain lien, recorded on August 15, 2011, as instrument number 2011081500118947-0, of the official records of Ventura County, California. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR LAWFUL MONEY OF THE UNITED STATES, OR A CASHIERS CHECK at: At the main front entrance to the County Govern-

ment Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003. The street address and other common designations, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 2082 Calle La Sombra #4 Simi Valley, California 93063 aka 2082-4 Calle La Sombra, Simi Valley, CA 93063 Assessor’s Parcel No. 650-0-191-355 The owner(s) of the real property is purported to be: George W. Duncan III, an unmarried man The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designations, if any, shown herein. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of a note, homeowner’s assessment or other obligation secured by this lien, with interest and other sum as provided therein: plus advances, if any, under the terms thereof and interest on such advances, plus fees, charges, expenses of the Trustee and trust created by said lien. 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 $16,132.25. Payment must be in cash, a cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state bank or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings & loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The real property described above is being sold subject to the right of redemption. The redemption period within which real property may be redeemed ends 90 days after the sale. 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 contact Priority Posting & Publishing for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit its website www.priorityposting.com for information regarding the sale of this property. 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 website. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The beneficiary of said Lien hereto 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. Date: 12/5/2013 Association Lien Services, as Trustee P.O. Box 64750, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (310) 207-2027 By: Carter Hall, Trustee Officer P1073757 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2013 TCS13-0546TS(4)

File No.: 20131205-10018133-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: QUANTITEA 2650 WEST KELLY ROAD NEWBURY PARK, CA 91320 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Chris Kornblatt, 816 Guerrero St, San Francisco, CA 94110 Full Name of Registrant Chris Kornblatt 816 Guerrero St San Francisco, CA 94110 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 0501-13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Chris Kornblatt NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 12/05/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: BR Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0547

Trustee Sale No. 27386CA Title Order No. 1506712 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 7/20/2007. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 1/7/2014 at 11:00 AM, MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 07/31/2007, Book , Page , Instrument 20070731-00150265-0 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of Ventura County, California, executed by: STEVEN H STONE AND SAMANTHA E STONE HUSBAND AND WIFE AS COMMUNITY PROPERTY as Trustor, 3MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., A FEDERALLY CHARTERED SAVINGS BANK, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, but without convenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possesssion, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the notes (s) secured by the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA Legal Description: As more fully described in said Deed of Trust The street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 3179 PROVENCE PLACE , THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 APN Number: 570-0-410-245 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges:$795,176.28 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 the property itself. Placing the highest bid at 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 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) 573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www. Priorityposting. com, using the file number assigned to this case 27386CA. 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. In addition, the borrower on the loan shall be sent a written notice if the sale has been postponed for at least ten (10) business days. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. DATE: 12/12/2013 MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE f/k/a MTDS, INC., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION DBA MERIDIAN TRUST DEED SERVICE 3 SAN JOAQUIN PLAZA, SUITE 215, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660 Sales Line: (714) 573-1965 OR (702) 586-4500 JESSE J. FERNANDEZ, PUBLICATION LEAD MERIDIAN FORECLOSURE SERVICE IS ASSISTING THE BENEFICIARY TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1073835 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2013 TCS130547TS(2) Loan No. H-6576/FONTANA RESS Order No. 75214 A.P. NUMBER 700-0-200-275 NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注:本文件 包含一个信息摘要 참고 사항: 본 첨부 문서에 정 보 요약서가 있습니다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY [PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO ABOVE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR.] NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE UNDER DEED OF TRUST YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 8/1/2012, 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. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on 1/3/2014, at 11:00 AM of said day, At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003, Val-Chris Investments, Inc., a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to the power of sale conferred in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Heidi Fontana, an unmarried woman recorded

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on 08/30/2012, in Book n/a of Official Records of Ventura County, at page n/a, Recorder’s Instrument No. 2012083000153722-0, by reason of a breach or default in payment or performance of the obligations secured thereby, including that breach or default, Notice of which was recorded 9/4/2013 as Recorder’s Instrument No. 2 0 1 3 0 9 0 4 -0 0 1 5 3 1 0 0 0, in Book n/a, at page n/a, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH, lawful money of the United States, evidenced by a Cashier’s Check drawn on a state or national bank, or the equivalent thereof drawn on any other financial institution specified in section 5102 of the California Financial Code, authorized to do business in the State of California, ALL PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF SALE, all right, title and interest held by it as Trustee, in that real property situated in said County and State, described as follows: Portion Parcel 2, per Book 2, page 91, of Parcel Maps The street address or other common designation of the real property hereinabove described is purported to be: 11770 Pacific Coast Highway #DD , Malibu, CA 90265 . The undersigned disclaims all liability for any incorrectness in said street address or other common designation. Said sale will be made without warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, or other encumbrances, to satisfy the unpaid obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, with interest and other sums as provided therein; plus advances, if any, thereunder and interest thereon; and plus fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. The total amount of said obligations at the time of initial publication of this Notice is $697,729.80. In the event that the deed of trust described in this Notice of Trustee’s Sale is secured by real property containing from one to four single-family residences, the following notices are provided pursuant to the provisions of Civil Code section 2924f: 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’s 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 714-573-1965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting. com, using the file number assigned to this case 75214. Information about postponements that are very short in duration or that occur close in time to the scheduled sale may not be immediately reflected in the telephone information or on the Internet Web site. The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Dated: 12/5/2013 ValChris Investments, Inc a California corporation, as Trustee By: RESS Financial Corporation, a California corporation, Its Agent 1780 Town and Country Drive, Suite 105, Norco, CA 92860-3618 (SEAL) Tel.: (951) 2700164 or (800) 343-7377 FAX: (951) 270-2673 Trustee’s Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 www.priorityposting.com

P1073851 12/13, 12/20, 12/27/2013 TCS130547TS(3) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445615-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner EMMA WINSOR HARTLEY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. EMMA WINSOR HARTLEY Proposed Name: to EMMA DRAKE ALEXANDRIA WINSOR 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: February 3, 2014, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 42 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 S Victoria Ave, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: DEC 9, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By DEBRA RAMOS Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014-4T TCS130547CofN(4) File No.: 20131203-10018096-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) CHELLA; (2) CHELLA SKIN CARE; 3) CHELLA BROW BAR 507 CALLE SAN PABLO CAMARILLO, CA 93012 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: CA Return Mailing Address: Mosaic Distributors, LLC, 507 Calle San Pablo, Camarillo, CA 93012 Full Name of Registrant Mosaic Distributors, LLC 507 Calle San Pablo Camarillo, CA 93012 This Business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on (1-2) 12/3/13; (3) 12/02/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Lola Ferrer NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 12/03/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: BR Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0548 File No.: 20131205-10018157-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: V I P DISTRIBUTION 4464 MCGRATH ST. VENTURA, CA 93003 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: Ca. Return Mailing Address: West Coast Good’s LLC, 6245 Muirfield Dr, Goleta, CA 93117 Full Name of Registrant West Coast Good’s LLC 6245 Muirfield Dr Goleta, CA 93117 This Business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Oct. 15-13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares informa-

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tion as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/José Alvarez NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 12/05/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: VI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0549 File No.: 20131125-10017691-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: FINS TROPICAL FISH 2175 PICKWICK DR CAMARILLO, CA 93010 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Jill Lopez, 2175 Pickwick Dr, Camarillo, CA 93010 Full Name of Registrant Jill A. Lopez 156 Palm Dr Camarillo, CA 93010 Angel R. Lopez 156 Palm Drive Camarillo, CA 93010 This Business is conducted by: Married Couple The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 8/28/2001. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Jill A. Lopez NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/25/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0550 File No.: 20131129-10017950-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: SEED SAVING SUPPLY 963 FAIRVIEW RD OJAI, CA 93023 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Justin Huhn, 963 Fairview Rd, Ojai, CA 93023 Full Name of Registrant Justin Huhn 963 Fairview Rd Ojai, CA 93023 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/18/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Justin Huhn NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/29/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: CA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0551

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7777.19486 Title Order No. NXCA-0113194 MIN No. APN 521-0-271135 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/09/03. UNLESS YOU TAKE ACTION TO PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY, IT MAY BE SOLD


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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7777.19486 Title Order No. NXCA-0113194 MIN No. APN 521-0271-135 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/09/03. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): Pedro Chavez and Nora L Chavez, husband and wife, as community property, with right of survivorship Recorded: 02/11/03, as Instrument No. 2003-0044697-00,of Official Records of Ventura County, California. Date of Sale: 01/06/14 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA The purported property address is: 2637 TENNYSON STREET, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 Assessors Parcel No. 521-0-271-135 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 $65,338.67. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. 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 877-484-9942 or 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www. USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7777.19486. 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: December 10, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Melissa

Myers, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866-387-6987 Sale Info website: www. USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877484-9942 or 800-2802832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE ORDER # 7777.19486: 12/13/2013 ,12/20/2013,12/27/2013 TCS13-0551TS(1) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARJORIE ELIZABETH DICKSON CASE NO. 56-201300443712-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MARJORIE E. DICKSON, MARJORIE DICKSON, MARJORIE ELIZABETH HUNTINGTON, MARJORIE ELIZABETH DURANT. A Petition for Probate has been filed by HOLLY DICKSON in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that HOLLY DICKSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: 1-15-2014 at Time: 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, California 93036, Juvenile Courthouse. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Robert P. Wright, Esq. (CSB #200957) LAW OFFICES OF ROBERT P. WRIGHT 290 Maple Court #118 Ventura, CA 93003 (805) 654-0628 Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0551P(2) File No.: 20131127-10017865-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: BRIX WINES 5449 ENDEAVOUR CT MOORPARK, CA 93021 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: California Return Mailing Address: Brix Wines, C/O Kretek International Inc., 5449 Endeavour Ct, Moorpark, CA 93021 Full Name of Registrant Kretek International Inc. 5449 Endeavour Ct Moorpark, CA 93021 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 4-222010. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Donald J. Gormley NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code).

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THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/27/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: BR Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 13, 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0552 FILE NO. 20131210-10018373-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: EXCELLENT BUILDING MAINTENANCE, 516 PENNSFIELD PL, STE 109, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 county of: VENTURA. The full name of registrant(s) is/are: EXECUTIVE FACILITIES SERVICES, INC, [CALIFORNIA], 9980 INDIANA AVE, STE 8, RIVERSIDE, CA 92503. This Business is being conducted by a/an: CORPORATION. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name/ names listed above on: N/A. I declare that all the information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares true, information which he knows to be false, is guilty of a crime). /s/ EXECUTIVE FACILITIES SERVICES, INC BY: JIM FERRARO, PRESIDENT This statement was filed with the County Clerk of VENTURA County on 12/10/13 indicated by file stamp above. NOTICE-THIS FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT EXPIRES FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED PRIOR TO THAT DATE. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name statement in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). LA1366605 TRI-COUNTY SENTRY 12/13, 20, 27, 2013, 1/3, 2014 TCS130553

T.S. No.: 1306466CA Loan No.: 661043 A.P.N.: 614-0-190-355 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERENCED BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 11/7/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state of national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: BRIAN PIERE, AN UNMARRIED MAN, Duly Appointed Trustee: Seaside Trustee Inc., Recorded 11/10/2006, as Instrument No. 2006111000238874-0, in book XX, page, XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California. Date of Sale: 12/27/2013 Time: 11:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE, 800 SOUTH VICTORIA AVENUE, VENTURA, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $1,028,482.07. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 5078 CORRAL ST, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063. A.P.N.: 614-0190-355. As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5, the current beneficiary has declared to Seaside Trustee Inc, the original trustee, the duly appointed substituted trustee, or acting as agent for the trustee, that the requirements of

said section has been met by one or more of the following: 1. Borrower was contacted to assess their financial situation and to explore the options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. 2. The borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. 3. Due diligence to contact the borrower was made as required by said Section 2923.5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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 (855)986-9342, or visit this Internet Web site www.superiordefault. com using the file number assigned to this case 1306466CA . 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: 11/26/2013. Trustee Sales Information: 855-986-9342, www. superiordefault.com Seaside Trustee Inc., P.O. Box 2676, Ventura, CA 93014. By: Carlos M. Olmos, Office Clerk. (12/06/13, 12/13/13, 12/20/13, SDI-6576) TCS13-0541TS(7) T.S. No.: 1306572CA Loan No.: 593964 A.P.N.: 673-0-440-270 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE SECTION 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERENCED BELOW IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPY PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR. NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED. YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 9/2/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state of national bank, check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described

property under and pursuant to a Deed of Trust described below. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the remaining principal sum of the note(s) secured by the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges, and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Trustor: GERMAN DIAZGRANADOS AND LUCERO DIAZGRANADOS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, Duly Appointed Trustee: Seaside Trustee Inc., Recorded 9/8/2006, as Instrument No. 20060908-0190187, in book XX, page, XX of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California. Date of Sale: 12/27/2013 Time: 11:00 AM Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE, 800 SOUTH VICTORIA AVENUE, VENTURA, CA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $547,981.36. Street Address or other common designation of real property: 194 MAPLE RD, NEWBURY PARK, CA 91320-4718. A.P.N.: 6730-440-270. As required by California Civil Code Section 2923.5, the current beneficiary has declared to Seaside Trustee Inc, the original trustee, the duly appointed substituted trustee, or acting as agent for the trustee, that the requirements of said section has been met by one or more of the following: 1. Borrower was contacted to assess their financial situation and to explore the options for the borrower to avoid foreclosure. 2. The borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary or authorized agent. 3. Due diligence to contact the borrower was made as required by said Section 2923.5 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown above. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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 (855)986-9342, or visit this Internet Web site www.superiordefault. com using the file number assigned to this case 1306572CA . 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: 11/26/2013. Trustee Sales Information: 855-986-9342, www. superiordefault.com Seaside Trustee Inc., P.O. Box 2676, Ventura, CA 93014. By: Carlos M. Olmos, Office Clerk. (12/06/13, 12/13/13, 12/20/13, SDI-6580) TCS13-0541TS(8) File No.: 20131119-10017427-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: UNITED POOL SERVICE 2443 SAPRA ST THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91362 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Paul & Cathy Mederios, 2443 Sapra St, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 Full Name of Registrant Paul Medeiros 2443 Sapra St Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 Cathy Medeiros 2443 Sapra St Thousand Oaks, CA 91362 This Business is conducted by: Married Couple The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/01/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Paul Medeiros NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/19/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: RO Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0541 File No.: 20131122-10017648-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: INDISCRETION FILMS 1339 JOHNSON DRIVE VENTURA, CA 93003 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: John B Bennett, 1339 Johnson Drive, Ventura, CA 93003 Full Name of Registrant John B Bennett 1339 Johnson Drive Ventura, CA 93003 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on April, 2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/John B Bennett NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/22/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0542

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF STEVEN RANGER CASE NO. 56-201300445260-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of STEVEN RANGER. A Petition for Probate has been filed by PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF VENTURA COUNTY in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF VENTURA COUNTY be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should

not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: January 8, 2014 at Time: 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Justice Center. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Mitchell B. Davis, Assist. County Counsel (CSB #212721) Leroy Smith, County Counsel (CSB #107702) COUNTY COUNSEL’S OFFICE 800 South Victoria Avenue Ventura, CA 93009-1830 (805) 654-2950 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0542P(3)

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444527-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner FRANK NILSEN filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. FRANK NILSEN Proposed Name: to FRANK JAN-IVAR NILSEN 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-3-14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 40 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 07, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013-4T TCS13-0542CofN(6) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445107-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner NIKOLAI PETKOV PETKOV filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. NIKOLAI PETKOV PETKOV Proposed Name: to NIK PETCOV 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant

the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/13/14, Time: 8:30, in Dept.: 41 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 25, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By DEBRA HEBERT Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013-4T TCS13-0542CofN(7) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445157-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner RYAN KEITH GUTIERREZ AND JOANN MARIE GUTIERREZ FOR KYRON KEITH GUTIERREZ AND MARCUS RYAN GUTIERREZ, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. RYAN KEITH GUTIERREZ b. JOANN MARIE GUTIERREZ (SPOUSE) c. KYRON KEITH GUTIERREZ (SON) d. MARCUS RYAN GUTIERREZ (SON) Proposed Name: to RYAN KEITH PITTS to MARIE JOANN PITTS to KYRON KEITH PITTS to MARCUS RYAN PITTS 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-17-14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 40 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 26, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013-4T TCS13-0542CofN(8) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DORIANA NAEGELI CASE NO. 56-201300445348-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DORIANA NAEGELI. A Petition for Probate has been filed by DAVID J. NAEGELI in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that DAVID J. NAEGELI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: JAN 02, 2014 at Time: 9:00AM in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Courthouse. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file writ-


TRI-COUNTY SENTRY NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF DORIANA NAEGELI CASE NO. 56-201300445348-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of DORIANA NAEGELI. A Petition for Probate has been filed by DAVID J. NAEGELI in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that DAVID J. NAEGELI be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: JAN 02, 2014 at Time: 9:00AM in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Courthouse. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Lynn A. Smiley (CSB #243039) LAW OFFICE OF LYNN A. SMILEY 840 County Square Drive 3rd Floor Ventura, California 93003 (805) 639-0428 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0542P(9)

APN# 677-0-093-015 Address 1130 WAVERLY HEIGHTS DRIVE Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5055 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA128194 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2007. 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 1/3/2014, at 11:00 AM, At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., in the City of VENTURA, County of Ventura, State of CALIFORNIA, REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, a California corporation, as duly appointed Trustee under that certain Deed of Trust executed by CAROLINE M. MUTART, A MARRIED WOMAN, as Trustors, recorded on 05/15/2007, as Instrument No. 20070515-00098881-0, of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of Ventura County, State of CALIFORNIA, under the power of sale therein contained, WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, for cash, or cashier’s check (payable at the time of sale in lawful money of the United States) without warranty express or implied as to title, use, possession or encumbrances, all right, title and interest conveyed to and now held by it as such Trustee, in and to the following described property situated in the aforesaid County and State, to-wit: TAX PARCEL NO. 677-0-093-015 From information which the Trustee deems reliable, but for which Trustee makes no representation or warranty, the street address or other common designation of the above described property is purported to be 1130 WAVERLY HEIGHTS DRIVE , Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5055. Said property is being sold for the purpose of paying the obligations secured by said Deed of Trust, including fees and expenses of sale. The total amount of the unpaid principal balance, interest thereon, together with reasonably estimated costs, expens-

es and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Trustee’s Sale is $640,642.05. 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 800-542-2550 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site www. rtrustee.com. using the file number assigned to this case. 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. In compliance with California Civil Code 2923.5(c), the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent declares: that it has contacted the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure; or that it has made efforts to contact the borrower(s) to assess their financial situation and to explore options to avoid foreclosure by one or more of the following methods: by telephone, by United States mail; either 1st class or certified; by overnight delivery; by personal delivery; by e-mail; by face to face meeting or the borrower has surrendered the property to the mortgagee, trustee, beneficiary, or authorized agent and that the compliance with Civil Code Section 2923.5 was made at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of this Notice of Sale. Dated: 11/27/2013 REGIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, Trustee By MARILEE HAKKINEN, AUTHORIZED AGENT Agent for Trustee: PRIORITY POSTING & PUBLISHING 17501 IRVINE BLVD, SUITE #1 TUSTIN, CA92780 Telephone Number: (800) 542-2550 Sale Information: (714) 573-1965 or http://www. rtrustee.com P1073244 12/6, 12/13, 12/20/2013 TCS13-0542TS(10) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13545613-AB Order No.: 7981428 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 12/4/2002. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and

late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): DAVID MOAK AND DAWN MOAK Recorded: 12/19/2002 as Instrument No. 2002-0322882-00 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 12/27/2013 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $198,514.62 The purported property address is: 2707 GALINDO AVE, SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 642-0-222-055 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 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13545613-AB . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit

obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-545613-AB IDSPub #0059444 12/6/2013 12/13/2013 12/20/2013 TCS13-0542TS(11) NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES If an application for a premises to premises transfer or original license at a premises located in a census tract with undue concentration of licenses, the following notice must be published once a week for three consecutive weeks pursuant to Government Code Section 6063, in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication. The publication must be in the city in which such premises are situated, or if such premises are not in a city, then publication shall be made in a newspaper of general circulation other than a legal or professional trade publication nearest the premises. Affidavit of publication shall be filed with the following office: Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 1000 SOUTH HILL ROAD, SUITE 310 VENTURA, CA 93003 (805) 289-0100 Date of Filing Application: November 14, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: LAZY DOG RESTAURANTS LLC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 598 TOWN CENTER DR OXNARD, CA 93036-1140 Type of license(s) applied for: 47 - On-Sale General Eating Place Published No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-3T TCS130542ABC(12) File No.: 20131126-10017759-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) JG PROPERTY CONSULTANTS; (2) JG HOME INSPECTIONS 117 LAUREL WOOD CT SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: JG Home Inspections, PO Box 941314, Simi Valley, CA 93094 Full Name of Registrant James Gonzales 117 Laurel Wood Ct Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on (1-2) 11/20/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/James C Gonzales NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/26/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: WI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2013 - 4T TCS13-0543

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SUSAN ST. GERMAINE CASE NO. 56-201300445208-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SUSAN ST. GERMAINE. A Petition for Probate has been filed by BEATRICE BAEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that BEATRICE BAEZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice

to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: 1/08/14 at Time: 9:00 AM in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 East Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Division. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Cristian R. Arrieta (CSB #236837) LOWTHORP RICHARDS McMILLAN MILLER & TEMPLEMAN 300 Esplanade Drive, Suite 850 Oxnard, CA 93036 (805) 981-8555 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0543P(1)CR

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF THEODORE HILGENSTUHLER aka TED HILGENSTUHLER Case No. 56-2013-00445119-PRPW-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of THEODORE HILGENSTUHLER aka TED HILGENSTUHLER A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Gary Guenot in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Gary Guenot be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on January 2, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Dept. No. J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard, Oxnard, CA 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: STEPHANIE F BEZNER ESQ SBN 246414 6411 SEABRYN DR RANCHO PALOS VERDES CA 90275 CN893059 Publish No.: Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 3T TCS13-0543P(3)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120046997 Title Order No. 12-0085538 APN No. 179-0-062-405 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 11/02/2006. 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

Friday DECEMBER 20, 2013

YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by RAUL C MENDOZA, A MARRIED MAN AS HIS SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY, dated 11/02/2006 and recorded 11/10/2006, as Instrument No. 2006111000239003-0, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of VENTURA County, State of California, will sell on 01/02/2014 at 09:00 AM, Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort 1050 Schooner Drive, Ventura, CA 93001 Grand Ballroom at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, 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 and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 1930 RHONDA STREET, OXNARD, CA, 93036. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $630,743.12. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an “AS IS” condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 a 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 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 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0046997. 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. RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.16745612/06/2013, 12/13/2013, 12/20/2013 TCS13-0547TS(6)CR NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120046526 Title Order No. 12-0084163 APN No. 065-0-202-215 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 01/17/2007. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by NORMA JEAN NAVARRO, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, dated 01/17/2007 and recorded 1/26/2007, as Instrument No. 2007012600017663-0, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of California, will sell on 12/31/2013 at 11:00AM, At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, Ventura County, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, 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 and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 157 SUNSET VIEW COURT, VENTURA, CA, 93003. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $841,500.79. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 a 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 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,

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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 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0046526. 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. DATED: 08/24/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.246709 12/06, 12/13, 12/20/2013 TCS13-0543TS(7) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120048156 Title Order No. 12-0086648 APN No. 202-0-045-010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/18/2005. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JESUS VARGAS, AND MARIA VARGAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/18/2005 and recorded 4/26/2005, as Instrument No. 20050426-0101041, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of California, will sell on 12/31/2013 at 11:00AM, At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, Ventura County, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, 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 and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 444 MAGNOLIA AVENUE & 130, NORTH D STREET, OXNARD, CA, 930305310. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $548,106.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 a property itself.


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TRI-COUNTY SENTRY

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. 120048156 Title Order No. 12-0086648 APN No. 202-0-045-010 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/18/2005. 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. Notice is hereby given that RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A., as duly appointed trustee pursuant to the Deed of Trust executed by JESUS VARGAS, AND MARIA VARGAS, HUSBAND AND WIFE AS JOINT TENANTS, dated 04/18/2005 and recorded 4/26/2005, as Instrument No. 20050426-0101041, in Book N/A, Page N/A, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Ventura County, State of California, will sell on 12/31/2013 at 11:00AM, At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, Ventura County, CA at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash or check as described below, payable in full at time of sale, 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 and as more fully described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. The street address and other common designation, if any, of the real property described above is purported to be: 444 MAGNOLIA AVENUE & 130, NORTH D STREET, OXNARD, CA, 930305310. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The total amount of the unpaid balance with interest thereon of the obligation secured by the property to be sold plus reasonable estimated costs, expenses and advances at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale is $548,106.70. It is possible that at the time of sale the opening bid may be less than the total indebtedness due. In addition to cash, the Trustee will accept cashier’s checks drawn on a state or national bank, a check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. Said sale will be made, in an ‘’AS IS’’ condition, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances, to satisfy the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, advances thereunder, with interest as provided, and the unpaid principal of the Note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon as provided in said Note, plus fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee and of the trusts created by said Deed of Trust. 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 a 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 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 re-

scheduled time and date for the sale of this property, you may call 1-800281-8219 or visit this Internet Web site www. recontrustco.com, using the file number assigned to this case 12-0048156. 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. DATED: 09/13/2012 RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. 1800 Tapo Canyon Rd., CA6-914-01-94 SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 Phone/Sale Information: (800) 281-8219 By: Trustee’s Sale Officer RECONTRUST COMPANY, N.A. is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. FEI # 1006.246710 12/06, 12/13, 12/20/2013 TCS13-0543TS(8) File No.: 20131107-10016972-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ARTISAN CUSTOM RESUMES 1176 AZALEA WAY SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Stephanie Norberg, 2470 Stearns St., #116, Simi Valley, CA 93063 Full Name of Registrant Stephanie Norberg 1176 Azalea Way Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 111-13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Stephanie Norberg NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/07/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: WI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130528 File No.: 20131107-10016956-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: J&J TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL 6428 VASSAR CIR MOORPARK, CA 93021 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: California Return Mailing Address: J&J Pest Control, Inc., 6428 Vassar Cir, Moorpark, CA 93021 Full Name of Registrant J&J Pest Control, Inc. 6428 Vassar Cir Moorpark, CA 93021 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/4/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/James Smith NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/07/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: WI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130529

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444976-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner JEREMY BRANDEN NEAL filed a petition with this court

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for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. JEREMY BRANDEN NEAL Proposed Name: to JEREMY BRANDEN HEART 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: Jan 13, 2014, Time: 8:30 a.m., in Dept.: 42 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 21, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. AKUNA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0529CofN(1) File No.: 20131115-10017352-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: SOUTHWEST MARKET & LIQUOR 359 E AVENIDA DE LOS ARBOLES THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91360 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: California Return Mailing Address: Southwest Market & Liquor, 359 E Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 Full Name of Registrant Southwest Liquor, Inc. 1180 Patricia St Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 01/01/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/William S Darghali NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/15/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130530

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER CHA13CB0572

NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: Sylvia M Abeskharoun, an individual; and Does 1-100, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: Persolve, LLC, a limited liability company, dba, Account Resolution Associates Order to Show Cause hearing is set for 3/2/2016 at 8:30 a.m. in department F43. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may

lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. IT IS ORDERED that the service of the summons, citation, notice of hearing in this action be made upon defendant, respondent, or citee Sylvia M Abeskharoun, an individual by publication thereof in the Tri County Sentry, a newspaper of general circulation published at Ventura, California, and that said publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks. Section 415.50 CCP. The name and address of the court is: WEST DISTRICT - BEVERLY HILLS COURTHOUSE 9355 Burton Way Beverly Hills, CA 90210 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: Edit Alexandryan (CSB #249323) Daniel Bass (CSB #287466) PERSOLVE, LLC, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, DBA ACCOUNT RESOLUTION ASSOCIATES 9301 Winnetka Avenue, Ste B Chatsworth, CA 91311 (818) 534-3100 Date: FEB 26, 2013 Clerk: JOHN A. CLARKE Deputy: J. THOMAS Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130530S(2) File No.: 20131120-10017483-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: KAPS MADE 2547 SCOTER AVENUE VENTURA, CA 93003 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Katie Spalluto, 2547 Scoter Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003 Full Name of Registrant Katie Ann Paula Spalluto 2547 Scoter Avenue Ventura, CA 93003 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Katie Spalluto NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/20/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: MO Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130531 File No.: 20131105-10016806-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: POSTAL MAGIC 5235 MISSION OAKS BLVD. CAMARILLO, CA 93012 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Postal Magic, 5235 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo, CA 93012 Full Name of Registrant John M. Baccus 190 Via Lara Newbury Park, CA 91302 Elizabeth Baccus 190 Via Lara Newbury Park, CA 91302 This Business is conducted by: Married Couple The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/John M. Baccus NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not

of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/05/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: MO Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130532 File No.: 20131112-10017150-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: BASS 740 VENTURA BOULEVARD CAMARILLO, CA 93010 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: Delaware Return Mailing Address: AM Retail Group, Inc., Attn: Tax Dept (4457), 7401 Boone Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 Full Name of Registrant AM Retail Group, Inc 7401 Boone Ave N Brooklyn Park, MN 55428 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 11/04/2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Randon Q. Roland NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/12/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130533 File No.: 20131125-10017704-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: TRY SURF 2655 FIRST ST. SUITE 150 SIMI VALLEY, CA. 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Try Surf, 2655 First St. Suite 150, Simi Valley, Ca. 93065 Full Name of Registrant Arthur Pascual 2655 First St. Suite 150 Simi Valley, Ca. 93065 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 9/2004. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Arthur Pascual NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/25/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: VI Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130534 File No.: 20131107-10017010-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) ALTERNATIVE SERVICE AND PROMPT TRANSPORT; (2) BUY USED AND SAVE 57 MAGNOLIA DR VENTURA, CA 93001 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Francisco Escorcia, 57 Magnolia Dr., Ventura, CA 93001 Full Name of Registrant Francisco Escorcia 57 Magnolia Dr Ventura, CA 93001 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Francisco Escorcia NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name

statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/07/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: CA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130535

Case Number 56-2013-00442086-CUPT-VTA ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 PETITION OF MAYRA VIOLETA MEJIA for change of name TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner: MAYRA VIOLETA MEJIA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: MAYRA VIOLETA MEJIA Proposed name: MAYA VIOLETA SMIDT 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: JAN 9, 2014 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept.: 20 b. The address of the court is same as noted above. 3. a. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: TRI COUNTY SENTRY Date: SEP 16, 2013 MICHAEL D. PLANET, Judge of the Superior Court CN890096 Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130535CofN(3) AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300443989-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner MACKENZIE AIMEE BAKER filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MACKENZIE AIMEE BAKER Proposed Name: to MACKENZIE AIMEE ECCLES 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-16-14, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 20 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 S Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 25, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk

In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0535CofN(4) File No.: 20131105-10016820-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ADOLMI 4010 BRINDISI PL. MOORPARK, CA 93021 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Robert Thompson, 4010 Brindisi Pl., Moorpark, CA 93021 Full Name of Registrant Robert Thompson 4010 Brindisi Pl. Moorpark, CA 93021 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. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Robert Thompson NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/05/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130536

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300445085-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner STEPHANIE WILLIAMS FOR CAMERON IMAGO DEI RILEY, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. CAMERON IMAGO DEI RILEY Proposed Name: to CAMERON IMAGO DEI WILLIAMS 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1-14-14, Time: 8:30 am, in Dept.: 20 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 25, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDING JUDGE, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. OCHOA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0536CofN(1) File No.: 20131126-10017747-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: THE CITY CENTER 43 E. VINCE ST. VENTURA, CA 93001 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: C0820927 CA Return Mailing Address: Project Understanding at San Buenaventura, 43 E. Vince St., Ventura, CA 93001 Full Name of Registrant Project Understanding at San Buenaventura 43 E. Vince St. Ventura, CA 93001 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public re-

cord upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/James E. Perero NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/26/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130537 MYERS File No.: 20131126-10017742-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: ROCKET TEAM 2230 STATHAM BLVD OXNARD, CA 93033 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Rocket Team Sales, 716 N Ventura Rd #118, Oxnard, Cal 93030 Full Name of Registrant Jacqueline Laube 537 Calle Yucca Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 1003-01. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Jacqueline Laube NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/26/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: HA Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130538 File No.: 20131121-10017600-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) BLISS BRIDAL BEAUTY; (2) BLISS MAKEUP ARTISTRY 440 HUYLER LN UNIT B SIMI VALLEY, CA 93065 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Marissa Garcia, 440 Huyler Ln Unit B, Simi Valley, CA 93065 Full Name of Registrant Marissa Michelle Garcia 440 Huyler Ln Unit B Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on Jan 2010. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Marissa Garcia NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/21/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130539

2ND AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201100400282-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner SARA RACHEL GUTIERREZ FOR AVA JOLENE LINSON, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as


TRI-COUNTY SENTRY 2ND AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201100400282-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner SARA RACHEL GUTIERREZ FOR AVA JOLENE LINSON, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. AVA JOLENE LINSON Proposed Name: to AVA LOVE GUTIERREZ 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: Jan. 9, 2014, Time: 8:30am, in Dept.: 40 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: 11-15-13 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By DEBRA HEBERT Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0539CofN(1) ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-201300444920-CU-PT-VTA TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner JEWELLE ANN JERAE SAIN FOR RYLEE SCOTT SCHROEDER, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. RYLEE SCOTT SCHROEDER Proposed Name: to RYLEE KNIGHT HAMSON 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: JAN 14, 2014, Time: 8:30 a.m., in Dept.: 42 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 800 South Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA 93009 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: NOV 20, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By M. AKUNA Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013-4T TCS13-0539CofN(2) File No.: 20131101-10016679-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: FUZION FITNESS 202 CORSICANA DR OXNARD, CA 93036 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Ana Moreno, 202 Corsicana Dr, Oxnard, Ca 93036 Full Name of Registrant Ana Maria Moreno 202 Corsicana Dr Oxnard, Ca 93036 This Business is conduct-

ed by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 111-2013. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Ana Maria Moreno NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/01/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: MO Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 2013 - 4T TCS130540

December 20, 2012 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 7037.104051 Title Order No. NXCA0114394 MIN No. 100386100002649655 APN 055-0-201-060 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 02/01/07. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): STEVEN ALCOCER, AN UNMARRIED MAN Recorded: 02/09/07, as Instrument No. 2007020900027869-0, of Official Records of VENTURA County, California. Date of Sale: 01/09/14 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA The purported property address is: 4267 & 4271 EAST CENTER STREET, PIRU, CA 93040 Assessors Parcel No. 055-0-201-060 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 $332,381.99. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. 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 877-484-9942 or 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www. USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 7037.104051. 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: December 11, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Bonita Salazar, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866-3876987 Sale Info website: www.USA-Foreclosure. com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877-484-9942 or 800280-2832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866-387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ORDER # 7037.104051: 12/20/2013,12/27/2013 ,01/03/2014 TCS130556TS(1) NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No. 8410.20087 Title Order No. NXCA-0104845 MIN No. 10005950070005759-6 APN 0340-141-155 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST, DATED 04/22/05. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in §5102 to the Financial code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to satisfy the obligation secured by said Deed of Trust. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Trustor(s): LORRI LYNNE HERR, A SINGLE WOMAN AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST AND SUZANNE MARIE RIOS, A MARRIED WOMAN AS HER SOLE AND SEPARATE PROPERTY AS TO AN UNDIVIDED 50% INTEREST Recorded: 04/29/05, as Instrument No. 20050429-0104272, of Official Records of VENTURA County, California. Date of Sale: 01/09/14 at 11:00 AM Place of Sale: At the main entrance to County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 South Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA The purported property address is: 57-59 PORTAL STREET, OAK VIEW, CA 93022 Assessors Parcel No. 034-0-141-155 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 $330,113.36. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid, plus interest. The purchaser shall have no further recourse against the beneficiary, the Trustor or the trustee. 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 877-484-9942 or 800-280-2832 or visit this Internet Web site www. USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com using the file number assigned to this case 8410.20087. 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: December 13, 2013 NORTHWEST TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC., as Trustee Melissa Myers, Authorized Signatory 1241 E. Dyer Road, Suite 250, Santa Ana, CA 92705 866-387-6987 Sale Info website: www. USA-Foreclosure.com or www.Auction.com Automated Sales Line: 877484-9942 or 800-2802832 Reinstatement and Pay-Off Requests: 866387-NWTS THIS OFFICE IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. ORDER # 8410.20087: 12/20/2013 ,12/27/2013,01/03/2014 TCS13-0556TS(2) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CARL EUGENE BROWN aka CARL E. BROWN aka CARL BROWN Case No. 56-2013-00445730-PRPW-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CARL EUGENE BROWN aka CARL E. BROWN aka CARL BROWN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Virginia M. Toth-Brown in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Virginia M. Toth-Brown be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on January 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Dept. No. J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard, Oxnard, CA 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an

attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: RICHARD M HOEFFLIN ESQ SBN 61519 HOEFFLIN BURROWS ALC 2659 TOWNSGATE RD STE 232 WESTLAKE VILLAGE CA 91361-2756 CN893715 Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 3T TCS13-0556P(3) File No.: 20131216-10018662-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: POMEGRANATE PAPER CO. 2756 GOLDFIELD PLACE SIMI VALLEY, CA 93063 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: The Pomegranate Basket, 2756 Goldfield Pl., Simi Valley, CA 93063 Full Name of Registrant Rachelle Beaty 2756 Goldfield Place Simi Valley, CA 93063 Tamara Durso 2807 Waterfall Ln. Simi Valley, CA 93065 This Business is conducted by: A General Partnership The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 12/11/13. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Tamara Durso NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 12/16/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: MC Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 10, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0557

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF GRETCHEN L. SOMMERS Case No. 56-2013-00445613-PRPW-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of GRETCHEN L. SOMMERS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Eleanor Sommers in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Eleanor Sommers be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on January 22, 2014 at 9:00 AM in Dept. No. J6 located at 4353 E. Vineyard, Oxnard, CA 93036. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk.

Friday DECEMBER 20, 2013

Attorney for petitioner: JACK C GLANTZ ESQ SBN 32146 LAW OFFICES OF JACK C GLANTZ APLC 15760 VENTURA BLVD STE 1520 ENCINO CA 91436-3026 CN893738 Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 3T TCS13-0557P(1)

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF TERESA L. SCHMITT AKA TERESA LYN SCHMITT CASE NO. 56-201300445886-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of TERESA L. SCHMITT AKA TERESA LYN SCHMITT. A Petition for Probate has been filed by JANET E. SCHMITT in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that JANET E. SCHMITT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: January 22, 2014 at Time: 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Justice Center. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Martina Kang Ravicz (CSB #207217) A PROFESSIONAL LAW CORPORATION 165 S. Civic Drive, Suite 7 Palm Springs, CA 92262 (760) 327-4900 Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 3T TCS13-0557P(2)

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE TS No. CA-13560919-AB Order No.: 8225394 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 4/7/2006. 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. A public auction sale to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn on a state or national bank, check drawn by state or federal credit union, or a check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, or savings association, or savings bank specified in Section 5102 to the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state, will be held by duly appointed trustee. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, with interest and late charges thereon, as provided in the note(s), advances, under the terms of the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. BENEFICIARY MAY ELECT TO BID LESS THAN THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE. Trustor(s): BABETTE BOREN AND MORGAN BOREN, WIFE AND HUSBAND AS JOINT TENANTS Recorded: 4/13/2006 as Instrument No. 20060413-0079637 of Official Records in the office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California; Date of Sale: 1/10/2014 at 11:00:00 AM Place of Sale: At

the main front entrance to the County Government Center Hall of Justice, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $653,036.61 The purported property address is: 4034 CALLE MIRA MONTE, THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 Assessor’s Parcel No.: 2350-181-055 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 714-573-1965 for information regarding the trustee’s sale or visit this Internet Web site http:// www.qualityloan.com , using the file number assigned to this foreclosure by the Trustee: CA-13560919-AB . 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. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the property address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. If no street address or other common designation is shown, directions to the location of the property may be obtained by sending a written request to the beneficiary within 10 days of the date of first publication of this Notice of Sale. 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. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, or the Mortgagee’s Attorney. If you have previously been discharged through bankruptcy, you may have been released of personal liability for this loan in which case this letter is intended to exercise the note holders right’s against the real property only. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit report agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. QUALITY MAY BE CONSIDERED A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Date: Quality Loan Service Corporation 2141 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 619-645-7711 For NON SALE information only Sale Line: 714573-1965 Or Login to: http://www.qualityloan. com Reinstatement Line: (866) 645-7711 Ext 5318 Quality Loan Service Corp. TS No.: CA13-560919-AB IDSPub #0060172 12/20/2013 12/27/2013 1/3/2014 TCS13-0557TS(3)

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Trustee Sale No. 812W065583 Loan No. 0292106893 Title Order No. 8347246 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注: 本文件包含一个 信 息 摘 要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서 에 정보 요약서가 있습니 다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY [PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO ABOVE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED OR PUBLISHED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR.] YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-12-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-10-2014 at 11:00 AM, PLM LOAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-20-2006, Instrument 2006102000221769-0, and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 06-13-2011, Instrument 2011061300088125-0 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California, executed by: MARIA A. CERVANTES, A WIDOW, as Trustor, ‘’MERS’’ MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, WAS THE ORIGINAL BENEFICIARY, ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC., , ITS SUCCESSOR AND OR ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE, 800 SOUTH VICTORIA AVE., VENTURA, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $364,076.80 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 2027 ISABELLA STREET , OXNARD, CA 93036 APN Number: 142-0-134-055 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The following statements; NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS and NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER are statutory notices for all one to four single family residences and a courtesy notice for all other types of properties. 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


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Trustee Sale No. 812W065583 Loan No. 0292106893 Title Order No. 8347246 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE NOTE: THERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT ATTACHED 注: 本文件包含一个 信 息 摘 要 참고사항: 본 첨부 문서 에 정보 요약서가 있습니 다 NOTA: SE ADJUNTA UN RESUMEN DE LA INFORMACIÓN DE ESTE DOCUMENTO TALA: MAYROONG BUOD NG IMPORMASYON SA DOKUMENTONG ITO NA NAKALAKIP LƯU Ý: KÈM THEO ĐÂY LÀ BẢN TRÌNH BÀY TÓM LƯỢC VỀ THÔNG TIN TRONG TÀI LIỆU NÀY [PURSUANT TO CIVIL CODE § 2923.3(a), THE SUMMARY OF INFORMATION REFERRED TO ABOVE IS NOT ATTACHED TO THE RECORDED OR PUBLISHED COPY OF THIS DOCUMENT BUT ONLY TO THE COPIES PROVIDED TO THE TRUSTOR.] YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 10-12-2006. 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 PROCEEDINGS AGAINST YOU, YOU SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER. On 01-10-2014 at 11:00 AM, PLM LOAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC as the duly appointed Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust Recorded 10-20-2006, Instrument 2006102000221769-0, and as modified by the Modification of Deed of Trust recorded on 06-13-2011, Instrument 2011061300088125-0 of official records in the Office of the Recorder of VENTURA County, California, executed by: MARIA A. CERVANTES, A WIDOW, as Trustor, ‘’MERS’’ MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC, WAS THE ORIGINAL BENEFICIARY, ACTING SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR LENDER, AMERICAN MORTGAGE NETWORK, INC., , ITS SUCCESSOR AND OR ASSIGNS, as Beneficiary, will sell at public auction the trustor’s interest in the property described below, to the highest bidder for cash, cashier’s check drawn by a state or national bank, a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal credit union, or a cashier’s check drawn by a state or federal savings and loan association, savings association, or savings bank specified in section 5102 of the Financial Code and authorized to do business in this state. The sale will be held by the duly appointed trustee as shown below, of all right, title, and interest conveyed to and now held by the trustee in the hereinafter described property under and pursuant to the Deed of Trust. The sale will be made, 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 the Deed of Trust, interest thereon, estimated fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee for the total amount (at the time of the initial publication of the Notice of Sale) reasonably estimated to be set forth below. The amount may be greater on the day of sale. Place of Sale: AT THE MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER HALL OF JUSTICE, 800 SOUTH VICTORIA AVE., VENTURA, CALIFORNIA Amount of unpaid balance and other charges: $364,076.80 (estimated) Street address and other common designation of the real property purported as: 2027 ISABELLA STREET , OXNARD, CA 93036 APN Number: 142-0-134-055 The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address and other common designation, if any, shown herein. The property heretofore described is being sold “as is”. The following statements; NOTICE TO POTENTIAL BIDDERS and NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNER are statutory notices for all one to four single family residences and a courtesy notice for all other types of properties. 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 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 Priority Posting & Publishing at (714) 5731965 or visit this Internet Web site www.priorityposting.com using the file number assigned to this case 812W-065583. 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: 12-16-2013 FOR TRUSTEE’S SALES INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (714) 573-1965, OR VISIT WEBSITE: www.priorityposting.com PLM LOAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC, AS TRUSTEE 46 N. Second Street Campbell, CA 95008 (408)-370-4030 ELIZABETH GODBEY, VICE PRESIDENT PLM LOAN MANAGEMENT SERVICES, INC IS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. P1075161 12/20, 12/27, 01/03/2014 TCS130557TS(4) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF VIRGINIA S. JOHNSON CASE NO. 56-201300445864-PR-PW-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of VIRGINIA S. JOHNSON, VIRGINA SCOLLAN JOHNSON. A Petition for Probate has been filed by DEBORAH J. STEVENSON in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that DEBORAH J. STEVENSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: January 16, 2014 at Time: 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile and Probate Courthouse. If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner:

Friday DECEMBER 20, 2013

/S/Cristian R. Arrieta, Esq. (CSB #236837) LOWTHORP, RICHARDS, McMILLAN, MILLER & TEMPLEMAN, A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION 300 Esplanade Drive, Suite 850 Oxnard, CA 93036 (805) 981-8555 Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 3T TCS13-0557P(5)

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO SELL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Date of Filing Application: DECEMBER 13, 2013 To Whom It May Concern: The Name(s) of the Applicant(s) is/are: WAL MART STORES INC The applicants listed above are applying to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to sell alcoholic beverages at: 512 N VENTU PARK RD THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320 Type of License(s) Applied for: 21 - OFF-SALE GENERAL Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control 1000 S HILL RD, STE 310, VENTURA, CA 93003 (805) 289-0100 LA1368827 TRI-COUNTY SENTRY 12/20,27 2013 1/3 2014 TCS130557ABC(6) File No.: 20131122-10017649-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) SPECIALIZED WATER SYSTEMS; (2) DIAMOND PURE WATER SYSTEMS 1660 HOBART DR. CAMARILLO, CA 93010 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Marc Stenzel, 1660 Hobart Dr., Camarillo, CA 93010 Full Name of Registrant Marc O Stenzel 1660 Hobart Dr. Camarillo, CA 93010 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on (1-2) 2/1/1999. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Marc O Stenzel NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 11/22/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: MO Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 10, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0558

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR THE COUNTY OF VENTURA CASE NO.: 56-200900349799-PR-GP-OXN TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: 1. Petitioner BEVERLY MACINTYRE FOR MITCHELL GLENN TORRES, A MINOR filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present Name: a. MITCHELL GLENN TORRES Proposed Name: to MITCHELL GLENN MACINTYRE 2. 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. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING a. Date: 1/30/14, Time: 8:30 am, in Dept.: J1 b. The address of the court is Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, 4353 E. Vineyard Ave., Room 122, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Courthouse 3. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: Tri-County Sentry. Date: DEC 12, 2013 BY ORDER OF THE

COURT, MICHAEL D. PLANET, Ventura Superior Court, Executive Officer and Clerk, By FARIDA LEMUS Deputy Clerk In Pro Per Published No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 10, 2014-4T TCS130558CofN(1) File No.: 20131210-10018374-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: LEGACY LENDING 3439 TELEGRAPH RD VENTURA, CA 93003 VENTURA COUNTY State of Incorporation/Organization: CA Return Mailing Address: Diana Castro, 3439 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, CA 93003 Full Name of Registrant Legacy Lending Services, Inc 3439 Telegraph Rd Ventura, CA 93003 This Business is conducted by: A Corporation The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on 2/12/2009. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Diana V. Castro NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 12/10/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: QU Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 10, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0559

Escrow No. 13236-DJ NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE (UCC Sec. 6105) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a bulk sale is about to be made. The name(s) and business address(es) to the seller(s) are: GAS DEPOT INC., 5601 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 Doing business as: GAS DEPOT, INC. (Type Corporation) All other business name(s) and address(es) used by the seller(s) within the past three years as stated by the seller(s), is/ are: DBA: SIMI VALLEY ARCO, SIMI VALLEY AM/ PM, THOUSAND OAKS ARCO, 76 Express Mart, and RED CARPET CAR WASH The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller(s) is: 5601 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367 The name(s) and address of the buyer(s) is/ are: R.J.R. ENTERPRISES, 20265 Via Cellini, Northridge, CA 91326 The assets to be sold are described in general as: fixtures and equipment, leasehold improvements, stock in trade, and trade name. and are located at: 25 W. Tierra Rejada Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065 The bulk sale is intended to be consummated at the office of CONSUMER’S TITLE COMPANY, 4035 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite #260, Westlake Village, CA 91362 and the anticipated sale date is January 8, 2014 The bulk sale is subject to California Uniform Commercial Code Section 6106.2. The name and address of the person with whom claims may be filed is CONSUMER’S TITLE COMPANY, 4035 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite #260, Westlake Village, CA 91362 and the last date for filing claims shall be January 7, 2014, which is the business day before the sale date specified above. R.J.R. ENTERPRISES, By: Arbind Rai, President, Buyer(s) CN893611 Publish No.: Dec. 20, 2013 - 1T TCS13-0559BS(1) NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF NANETTE ADELE CASO CASE NO. 56-201300445907-PR-PW-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of NANETTE ADELE CASO. A Petition for Probate has been filed by MICHELLE M. LECAVALIER in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that MICHELLE M. LECAVALIER be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the de-

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF BARRY ANTHONY ARMSTRONG CASE NO. 56-201300445974-PR-LA-OXN

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of BARRY ANTHONY ARMSTRONG. A Petition for Probate has been filed by GEORGE OSCAR ARMSTRONG in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA. The Petition for Probate requests that GEORGE OSCAR ARMSTRONG be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held on Date: January 29, 2014 at Time: 9:00 a.m. in Dept.: J6 located at SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF VENTURA, 4353 E. Vineyard Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93036, Juvenile Justice Center. If you object to the granting

of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: /S/Robert M. Baskin (CSB #65149) LAW OFFICE OF ROBERT M. BASKIN 1849 Knoll Drive Ventura, California 93003 (805) 658-1000 Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 2014 - 3T TCS13-0559P(3) File No.: 20131218-10018770-0 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT THE FOLLOWING PERSON(S) IS (ARE) DOING BUSINESS AS: (1) ENTERTAINMENT PARTY PLANNERS; (2) EPP 1951 DEVONSHIRE DR. OXNARD, CA 93030 VENTURA COUNTY Return Mailing Address: Baubak Bagherpour, 1951 Devonshire Dr., Oxnard, CA 93030 Full Name of Registrant Baubak Bagherpour 1951 Devonshire Dr. Oxnard, CA 93030 This Business is conducted by: An Individual The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares information as true which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) I am also aware that all information on this statement becomes public record upon filing pursuant to California Public Records Act (G.C. 6250-6277) /S/Baubak Bagherpour NOTICE - In accordance with subdivision (a) of Section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the county clerk, except, as provided in subdivision of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in residence address or registered owner. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or Common Law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., Business and Professions Code). THIS STATEMENT WAS FILED WITH THE COUNTY CLERK OF VENTURA ON 12/18/2013. MARK A. LUNN By: MC Deputy County Clerk Publish No.: Dec. 20, 27, 2013, Jan. 3, 10, 2014 - 4T TCS13-0560

xxxxAPN# 677-0-093015 Address 1130 WAVERLY HEIGHTS DRIVE Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-5055 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Trustee’s Sale No. 05-FWA128194 YOU ARE IN DEFAULT UNDER A DEED OF TRUST DATED 5/3/2007. 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

BOOKER From page 11A stature in African-American literature. As Washington Bureau Chief for JET, Booker has a long and legendary history of recording movements for Civil Rights. In the 1950s, he covered many of the major events that affected the lives of Black Americans, such as the desegregation of Little Rock’s Central High School and administrations of 10 U.S. presidents. Booker made his mark in 1955 with coverage of Emmett Till’s murder and trial. Booker rode with the Congress on Racial Equality’s Freedom Riders in 1961. Booker is well regarded for the weekly “Ticker Tape” columns he penned that gave note to Blacks’ achievements. The hordes of Black Americans who swept Obama into the Oval Office, twice, are asked to lobby the president on behalf of getting the Medal of Freedom to Booker in 2014. Let’s persuade Obama to show Booker similar support as have his peers. During Black Press Week 2007, Booker was honored with the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s News Maker of the Year Award. In 2013, Booker was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists’ Hall of Fame. He’s been honored by the National, and Capital, Press clubs as well. William Reed is head of the Business Exchange Network and available for speaking/ seminar projects through the BaileyGroup.org. RNC From page 11A this year wrongly lecturing students at predominantly Black Howard University on some elementary facts of Black American history, it’s Iowa Rep. Steve King weirdly asserting last July that many undocumented immigrants who had come to the U.S. as children had actually been ferrying drugs – producing in them “calves the size of cantaloupes because they’ve been hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.” There are many, many more examples one could cite, ranging from the picayune to the deeply disgusting. And they themselves are just a portion of the voluminous evidence that bigotry itself has become a more and more powerful congenital virus within the GOP. These “gaffes” and “mistakes” GOP officials keep making aren’t gaffes or mistakes. They are at this stage of its existence markers of what the GOP is: the party where bigotry thrives. Indeed, earlier this year the Republican National Committee itself was victimized by that sickness. It had moved quickly after the November 2012 “shellacking” the Obama campaign machine had given the Republican Romney-Ryan ticket to develop a “Growth and Opportunity” agenda that it said would enable the Party to win back the White House in 2016. Making concerted efforts to appeal to voters of color and other key groups of the winning Democratic coalition was high on the report’s list of recommendations. The response of the Republican Party leadership? They in effect looked the other way as conservative think-tankers and the GOP-allied punditocracy savaged the document – and immediately began suggesting the GOP could win the White House in 2016 just by doubling down on its appeal to White voters only. No doubt the large majority of copies of the RNC report are resting comfortably at the bottom of the Potomac River. And by the time this column will be read, there’ll be one, or two, or three or more similar Republican Party “mistakes” and “gaffes” to add to the list. Lee A. Daniels is a longtime journalist based in New York City. His latest book is Last Chance: The Political Threat to Black America. DR From page 11A Commerce, gave a very thorough presentation to our conference participants and we will be following up with her in a major way. Our members in Surinam, South America were present and gave an impressive proposal. They have ownership of 21,000 square acres of land that is farmable and possesses gold and other minerals. They have the land and we have the expertise. They propose a formal partnership. Our office has made two trips to the nation already. We will begin implementation of a strategic plan beginning in May, 2014. Our 22nd Annual Conference for the National Black Chamber of Commerce will be held in downtown Chicago during the week of July 10 – 14, 2014. That will give us an opportunity to report on the progress of the above and to further gather more resources in our worldwide endeavors. We expect this to be our largest event ever. Stay tuned for details. The remainder of 2014 will involve two other major venues. We have established a “beach head” in Senegal. A formal Trade Mission will be planned for this nation shortly. It will have a focus on the Fashion Industry but not exclusive from general trade and infrastructure. The other venue will be Havana, Cuba. Yes, we are going back at last. Currently, we are screening licensed travel agents and will decide on an exact date within the next 30 days. Cuba is allowing small business activity and land ownership now and that makes the timing just great. All national business organizations, including us, want the doors to Cuba to open wide. The timing is right and capitalism is going to win in the end. As you can see, our 2014 is going to be our most productive year ever. To God be the glory! Harry C. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org.


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Nutrition information per serving: Calories

Nutrition information per serving: Calories

296

127.7

Protein

Protein

11 g

7.3 g

Carbohydrate

Carbohydrate

37 g

6.4 g

Fiber

Fiber

6g

1.5 g

Total Fat

Sugars

12 g

4.2 g

Saturated Fat

Total Fat

4g

8.5 g

Sodium

Saturated Fat

684 mg

2.1 g Sodium

149 mg

Southwestern Frittata

Prep: 10 min.; Cook: 20 min.; Serves: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 sweet onion, diced 4 roma tomatoes, diced 4 eggs, lightly beaten salt ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. In a medium, ovensafe, nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the pepper and onion, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Add the tomatoes and eggs. Stir constantly until the egg is distributed all over the

bottom of the pan. Cook for 1 or 2 minutes, or until the eggs begin to set. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 3. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked and the mixture has puffed slightly. Let the frittata cool slightly and cut it into wedges for serving.

Mediterranean Salad Wraps

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Serves: 4 1/2 cup prepared olive tapenade 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 lemon) 4 cup salad greens (4 oz) 1/2 cup leftover chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup drained and

sliced jarred roasted red peppers 1/4 medium seedless cucumber, halved and thinly sliced (1/2 cup) 1/2 small red or sweet onion, thinly sliced (1/4 cup) 2 oz crumbled goat cheese 4 whole-wheat wraps or tortillas (8” diameter) 1. Mix tapenade and

lemon juice in large bowl with fork. Add greens, chickpeas, peppers, cucumber, and onion, and toss to mix well. Add cheese and toss gently. 2. Warm wraps or tortillas per package directions. Arrange one-quarter of the salad mixture onto the bottom of a wrap and roll up. Cut in half on an angle, placing a wooden pick in each half. Repeat with remaining wraps.

Nutrition information per serving: Calories

185

Protein

4g

Nutrition information per serving: Calories

0.5 g

Protein

26 g

Carbohydrate Fiber

150

Total Fat

2g

Saturated Fat

25 g

Sodium

3g

6g

Carbohydrate

2g

Fiber

210 mg

Total Fat

6g

Saturated Fat

3.5 g Sodium

Prep Time: 10 min. Total Time: 3 hours 10 min. Serves: 6 1 1/2 lbs lean cubed beef stew meat 1/2 cup sliced onion 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp minced garlic 1/2 tsp ground chipotle 1/4 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp oregano 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee 1/2 cup canned diced

Beef Stew

tomatoes with juice chopped cilantro (optional) 1. In a 4-quart or larger slow-cooker pot, combine the beef, onion, flour, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon chipotle, cumin, oregano, and salt. With a spoon or clean hands, toss to coat the meat evenly with the other ingredients. Add the coffee and tomatoes. Stir to blend. 2. Cover and cook on the high setting for 3 hours, or until the meat is

85 mg fork-tender. 3. Taste and add up to 1/4 teaspoon chipotle, if desired. Garnish with cilantro, if using. Recipe Tip: Look for chipotle chile powderground smoked dried jalapeno chile peppers-in the spice section of the supermarket. Ground red pepper can be used if chipotle is not available. The stew can be cooked in the slow cooker on the low setting for 6 hours.

Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 40-45 min Serves: 6 Topping: 1/4 cup Splenda 3 graham crackers 1/4 cup light butter 1 tsp ground cinna mon 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour Filling: 3 cup peeled and sliced Bartlett

Pear Crisp pears 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1/4 cup Splenda 1 Tbsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp water 1/2 tsp ground cinna mon 1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat an 8” x 8” baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. 2. To make topping: Place Splenda, graham

crackers, butter, cinnamon, and flour in food processor. Blend until crumbly. Set aside. 3. To make filling: In large bowl, gently toss together pears, flour, Splenda, lemon juice, water, and cinnamon. Place in prepared baking dish. Cover with topping. 4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until bubbling around edges. Serve warm.


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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Clinton Jackson at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club

DECEMBER 20, 2013

lows Estella Scrooge, a cool and calculating Wall Street whiz (and a direct descendent of Ebenezer), who goes to Pickwick, Ohio on Christmas Eve to shut down the Harthouse Hotel, a haven for the lost, lonely and dispossessed. Estella’s intentions to foreclose, however, are forestalled by her history with the attractive proprietor Phillip (Pip) Nickleby, and by the arrival of a snowstorm. Trapped for the night, Estella is visited by three eccentric ghosts representing the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future who, well…give her the Dickens. Part love story, part ghost story – Little Miss Scrooge is a testament to Charles Dickens’ passionate commitment to social reform and his belief in the power of human kindness and generosity. Show time is 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, and 7 p.m. on Monday. All performance are in Helen Yunker Hall. Tickets are $35-$59 for the general public and $20 for students/active military with ID. Tickets may be purchased through the Rubicon Box Office at (805) 667-2900 or online at www.rubicontheatre.org.

sicians. As Basie allowed for a certain measure of change and for a variety of voices to emerge on the platform he created, his remained the ultimate sensibility. For more information, call (323) 850-2000.

Santa Barbara Jazz Collective at the SOhO Restaurant and Music Club

STOMP at the Saban Theatre

Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m. at 1559 Spinnaker Dr., Suite 205, in Ventura Clinton Jackson has appeared on many stand-up comedy television shows including his own half hour special on Comedy Central and most recently The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. When not headlining his own shows Clinton has been the opening act for such notable artist as Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Dennis Miller, Chris Rock, and Steven Wright. Clinton has also recorded and released two full length comedy CDs, both of which are regularly featured on satellite radio comedy channels. Tickets are $15 for the show only and $29 for dinner & show special. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and we have one of the best views in the Harbor to watch the Parade of Lights. The show is for ages 21 and over. There is a two drink minimum per person. For more information, call (805) 644-1500.

Stevie Wonder’s 18th Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert at the Nokia Theatre

Saturday, December 21 through Sunday, January 5 at 8440 Wilshire Blvd., in Beverly Hills Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. Tickets are $38 with applicable fees. Under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult For more information, call (888) 645-5006 or visit www.sabantheatre.org.

Sunday, December 29 at 7 p.m. at 1221 State St., in Santa Barbara The Santa Barbara Jazz Collective is a group of young jazz musicians who hail from Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Ventura, California. Formed in the fall of 2010 through jam sessions on State Street, the group has performed at a variety of venues in Southern California including SoHo Restaurant and Music Club, Jitters Coffee, and Arnoldi’s Cafe. In addition, the Santa Barbara Jazz Collective has played at multiple private events, parties, and weddings. Members of the group have attended or are attending well-respected universities and colleges throughout the United States including Berklee College of Music, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, USC, UCSB, and SBCC. Tickets are $12. This event is all ages. For more information, call (805) 962-7776.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at the Fred Kavli Theatre

ASwingin’Christmas: The Count Basie Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m. at 777 Chick Hearn Ct., in Los Angeles The legendary Stevie Wonder announced, for the 18th Annual House Full of Toys Benefit Concert, he will be presenting in its entirety the “Songs in the Key of Life” performance. It will feature some of the original singers/musicians as well as contributions from some of today’s contemporary artists and musicians. Each year the event collects and distributes unwrapped toys and gifts of joy for people in need. Tickets are $49.50, $69.50, $89.50, and $149.40. For more information, call (213) 763-6030 or visit http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/.

The Ventura County Ballet Company at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center

Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22 at 4700 Loma Vista Rd., in Ventura Ventura County Ballet Company (VCBC), a community staple renowned for producing unforgettable showcases, working with world-class professional dancers and choreographers, and training ballerinas to be accomplished dancers, will celebrate its milestone 15th anniversary with another extraordinary production of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s treasured holiday classic “The Nutcracker.”Show time is 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are limited and advanced purchase is strongly recommended. For more information, please visit http://www.venturacountyballet.com/ Performances.html or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Little Miss Scrooge at the Rubicon Theatre Company

Saturday, December 21 through Monday, December 23 at 1006 E. Main St., in Ventura Little Miss Scrooge combines the love story from “Great Expectations” with the ghost story from “A Christmas Carol.” The plot fol-

Monday, December 23 at 8 p.m. at 111 South Grand Avenue, in Los Angeles The Basie orchestra evolved into one of the most venerable and viable enterprises in American music, as meaningful in its legacy and continuing productivity as any musical organization of the 20th (and 21st) century. In the early 1950s, the “New Testament” Basie Orchestra rose, phoenix-like, from the ashes of the big-band era. For the last 50+ years, the Basie Orchestra has been an arranger’s palette. Thad Jones, Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, and Frank Foster, to name a few of the more prominent of Basie’s penmen, have added volumes to the Basie Orchestra library. Through them, the Basie repertoire has continued to broaden harmonically and rhythmically, making it more than hospitable to the talents of successive generations of mu-

Tuesday, December 31 from noon to 8 p.m. at the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., in Thousand Oaks In it’s first years, having secured their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world that it was still cool to swing, big band style. Today the high-energy nine-piece ensemble continues the party. Tickets are $156 for the VIP package, and $61, $51, and $41 for general admission. The VIP package includes premium seating for the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy concert in the Kavli Theatre and a VIP New Years Eve After-Party in the Scherr Forum Theatre featuring a buffet, cash bar, champagne at mid-night, and dancing. Ticket prices include a facility charge. For more information, call (805) 449-ARTS or visit www.civicartsplaza.com. All events are subject to change. To have your event listed in the Community Calendar, please fax to (805) 983-0018 or email sentry1234@aol.com. Deadline for submission is Friday by 5 p.m.

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