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Tyrone Wallace

During a timeout at Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bulls, Tyrone Wallace was recognized for being named to the Western Conference midseason All-NBA G League Team. (Bakersfield News Observer Photo) Tyrone going up for a score against Karl Anthony-Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves. (LA Clippers courtesy photo)

By Cam Buford LA News Observer Contributing Sports Writer This left handed guard is a Bakersfield native and became the Bakersfield Drillers All-Time leading scorer in high school. Tyrone is the Cal Golden Bears only player

to rank in the Top 10 in scoring, assists, and steals by the time he left. He is also in the Top 15 in rebounding for the Bears. Wallace was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the 2016 NBA Draft. After being drafted by the Utah Jazz, he was shortly acquired by the Salt Lake City Stars, which is the Jazz’s NBA Development League affiliate. In September of 2017, Wallace was acquired by the Los Angeles Clippers. Shortly thereafter he was signed to the Clippers G League affiliate the Agua Caliente Clippers and subsequently signed to a

“two-way contract” to play for the Los Angeles Clippers in January 2018. Since being ac- Tyrone shooting a jumpshot in quired by the Los Ange- a game earlier this season. (LA les Clippers, Tyrone has Clippers courtesy photo) become an integral part of the Clippers rotation. When Head Coach Doc Rivers Continued on page A7

Superbowl Using MLK to Sell Trucks By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor There were ads with Morgan Freeman rapping and ads with babies from around the world and fast cars with singer Steven Tyler. There were ads with medieval themes, magic and song. Then there was the ad using the words and voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to sell Dodge Ram sell trucks.  “Everybody can be great,” Dr. King said in a speech in 1968, two months before he was murdered. “You only need a heart full of grace; soul generated by love.” The advertisement featured images of football players, cowboys, U.S. troops and first responders as a backdrop to King’s voiceover. The advertisement ended with an image of a soldier, a Dodge truck, and the words “Built to Serve.” The commercial for Dodge trucks provoked protest on social media shortly after it aired from many Super Bowl LII viewers. It also induced a reaction tweet from the The

King Center and Bernice King, the daughter of the late civil rights leader.   “Neither  @TheKingCenter  nor  @BerniceKing  is the entity that approves the use of  #MLK’s words or imagery for use in merchandise, entertainment (movies, music, artwork, etc) or advertisement, including tonight’s @ Dodge #SuperBowl commercial,” The King Center tweet stated not long after the ad was broadcast.  April 4, 2018 was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, at the hands of James Earl Ray. “The worst commercials are those that use icons like Martin Luther King Jr to sell things like a Dodge Ram truck,” tweeted Boston Globe Deputy Bureau Chief Matt Viser.  He wasn’t the only one who noticed.  “So, Ram Truck appropriated Martin Luther King Jr. and used an all white cast + 1 token black to sell trucks to Trump supporters as if we’re back in the 1950s.  #Super-

Bowl,” stated Lucy Amato on Twitter. “Using a “Martin Luther King” speech and completely taking it OUT OF CONTEXT for a truck commercial is a disgrace,” another Twitter user reacted in a typical statement. Super Bowl advertisements have become an annual obsession as the expensive and targeted marketing to a huge audience has become a place where products are debuted for the first time. Super Bowl ads have also become an annual time to analyze and study the many marketing strategy, as well as the “hits and misses” of the ads seen during the game.  It’s likely that the ad featuring King’s voice and words will likely be the source of analysis over the coming days. The ad might also reignite discussion on some of the decisions being made by Dexter King and Martin Luther King III regarding the use of their father’s image and words.  

Black Chamber of Commerce Names New President By Darlene L. Williams Bakersfield News Observer Contributing Writer Bakersfield, CA- The Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced its new President/CEO Richard (Richie) Heath-Soberanis on February 1, 2018. After serving the chamber in a number of capacities, including interim President/CEO, intern marketing director, and public relations manager, Heath-Soberanis shifted into the role of President/CEO of the KCBCC with new vision, strategy, and optimism for the future. According to a recent press release, as President/CEO, Mr. Heath-Soberanis will oversee the Chamber’s day-today operations as well as work with staff, ambassadors, directors and the advisory council to ensure Chamber programs and services run with the high degree of excellent members and share holders have come to expect. “The Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce has been my home for quite some time. I can personally attest to how important and valuable a resource it is to the communities of Kern County. Economic development is the key to the success of this community and a necessity, not only within the black community, but in all communities of Kern County. With myself as your President/CEO, serving alongside a new board and staff, get ready to experience a NEW Kern County Black Chamber of Commerce!” In an interview with The Bakersfield News Observer, Mr. Heath-Soberanis spoke on the idea of his first day in office, coincidentally, also being the first day of “Black History Month.” “KCBCC is starting afresh; it’s not a coincidence. I think everything happens for a reason, not only is it the beginning of February, it’s the beginning of the year for me. It’s a lot easier to be in front of the desk than behind it, but this organization is important to the community,” contended Heath-Soberanis. Nick Hill of NH Consulting spoke in favor of the humble-spirited Heath-Soberanis. “He’s not a man to ‘toot

Richard pictured with past presidents of KCBC. From left to right: Nick Hill III, Tamika Powell, Richard, and Ali Morris (Founder of KCBC) (Carrington Prichett/Bakersfield News Observer Photo)

his own horn’, but he has extensive knowledge in various educational fields, including communication, graphic design, web design and green-screen technology. He’s a man that’s not afraid to have people around,” Hill said. “He has so many connections with people. It’s a good path, he’s friendly, he’s open and I think that’s good for the community,” former KCBCC President, Tameka Powell said. Amid the many misconceptions of the KCBCC and its role in the community, Ali Morris- Co-founder of The

Black Chamber of Commerce (2002), stated “We do all the things a chamber does, but we target the black community and people of color. The problems we solved were the issues black business owners have. We understand the challenges of institutional racism black business owners have faced; we give our businesses the tools to be able to overcome the challenges we may face out there.” Heath-Soberanis seems to be mentally and physically ready for the challenges he will face as President/CEO. Continued on page A7

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CSUB Celebrates Black History Month with 2nd Annual Gospel Fest & Other Events in February

February 7, 2018 — Each February, the nation celebrates the importance of Black History Month. This year, California State University, Bakersfield continues the tradition with many activities taking place for students, faculty, staff and community members.   The second annual Gospel Fest will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the Icardo Center and will bring churches from Kern County together with choirs and music throughout the night. Performers will include Ebenezer Baptist Church, Greater Harvest Christian Center, Mike Jennings, The People’s Missionary Baptist Church, Pleasant View Baptist Church, St. John Missionary Baptist Church, St. Peter Restoration Community Christian Ministries, Southwest Christian Center, and more. The event is free and open to the public. Albert “Al” J. Williams, vice president of the San Joaquin Valley Business Unit for Chevron’s North America Exploration and Production Company, will be the featured speaker at CSUB’s Unity Breakfast at 6:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Housing and Residence Life Multipurpose Room. During the breakfast celebration, a member of the campus community will be recognized for outstanding contributions in promoting diversity and collaborations. CSUB Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Thomas Wallace will speak at a Brown Bag Discussion at noon Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Stockdale Room on the CSUB campus. Dr. Wallace will present on the Tut Language, a secret reading and spoken language created by black American slaves using English alphabet phonics. The discussion also will include an interactive session, so students, faculty and staff can join in and learn to speak the language as well.  Throughout the month of February, student clubs and organizations will host various activities on campus, including tabling for the African Student Association, Expression Night, The History of The Black Panthers Social with Dr. Tracey Salisbury, among others.

5-year-Old Girl Burned in Voodoo Ritual 2 Charged EAST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) - Two sisters tied down and burned a 5-year-old girl, permanently disfiguring her, in a voodoo ritual meant to rid her of a demon causing her to misbehave, police said. The women also threatened to cut off the head of the girl’s 8-yearold brother with a machete, authorities said. The boy said his sister was tied down on at least two occasions while the sisters blew fire over her face and cut her on the arm and in the collar area with a needle-like object, drawing blood, according to police. The girl said the women also poured over her eyes a substance that stung. Peggy LaBossiere, 51, and Rachel Hilaire, 40, of East Bridgewater, denied injuring the girl and threatening the boy, the Brockton Enterprise reported . They pleaded not guilty on Jan. 29 to mayhem, assault and other charges. A public defender for the women didn’t return a call seeking comment on Saturday. Police say the girl’s mother is a hair stylist of Haitian descent who has LaBossiere as a client and requested the ritual. She has not been charged but is receiving mental health treatment. The sisters will be back in Brockton Superior Court on Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether they’re too dangerous to be released. The sisters told police that they have performed “cleansing baths”for family and friends in the past, something that involves chanting prayers, rubbing frankincense and eucalyptus oils and sea salt on their bodies, and burning myrrh, the newspaper reported. Children sometimes get burned as spirits leave the body, they said. The girl suffered a third-degree burn across her face that will leave her permanently disfigured, police said. She was treated at a hospital and taken into custody by state welfare authorities, along with her brother, who described to police what happened at the sisters’ house over multiple days. Voodoo refers to religious practices developed centuries ago by enslaved Africans in the Caribbean, primarily in Haiti, where the practices are sometimes spelled “vodou.”


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OVERVIEW OF THE PAST 190 YEARS OF THE BLACK PRESS By Dr. Clint C. Wilson II Department of Journalism– Howard University 
In 1827 a group of prominent free African American citizens from states along the Eastern seaboard met in the New York City home of Bostin Crummell to discuss means to communicate their views on the various social, political and economic issues that commonly confronted them and their respective communities. Although Black citizens utilized the church and social and fraternal organizations as a means of collective expression and dialogue, the usual channels of public media — particularly newspapers — were denied to them. Exacerbating the problem was the fact that elements of the established press routinely denigrated African Americans in print, even to the extent of questioning both the integrity and morality of the entire race.


The most significant outcome of the meeting at Mr. Crummell’s house in the winter of 1827 was the decision to begin publication of the first newspaper produced by Black Americans, Freedom’s Journal. Two attendees at the meeting, Rev. Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm, became the paper’s editors. Although well intentioned white citizens sometimes defended the honor of African Americans in public forums, the editors of Freedom’s Journal proclaimed in the first issue, “Too long have others spoken for us .. . We wish to plead our own cause.” During the 180 years since the appearance of  Freedom’s Journal, the Black Press has chronicled and commented upon events as they have occurred and impacted upon African Americans. Throughout that time the Black Press has given voice to the struggles of African Americans as they have sought to overcome the effects of enslavement

and discrimination to attain social equality — it has continued to “plead the cause.” Over the years the list of contributors to the Black Press who have lent their talents as publishers, editors, journalists, columnists and cartoonists has included the greatest names in American history. Among them are Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells Barnett, Langston Hughes, Romare Bearden, James Weldon Johnson, Mary McLeod Bethune and Daisy Bates. 
In 1941, under the urging of  John Sengstacke  of the  Chicago Defender, a meeting of leading Black publishers from across the nation was called in Chicago. Sengstacke said the meeting was designed for “harmonizing our energies in a common purpose for the benefit of Negro journalism.” At least one representative from 22 publica-

tions attended the meeting and the group decided to form the National Negro Publishers Association. In 1956, the trade association of the nation’s Black Press was renamed the National Newspaper Publishers Association. 
Today the NNPA is comprised of more than 200 Black newspapers in the U.S. and the Virgin Islands. NNPA newspapers have a combined readership of 15 million and the organization has forged ahead into the digital age with the creation of an electronic news service and the BlackPressUSA.com web site that enables the Black Press to provide real-time news and information to its national constituency. 
Thus, into the communication age of the new millennium NNPA – the Black Press of America — continues to fulfill the declaration set forth by Cornish and Russwurm: “We wish to plead our own cause.”

MU Honors Carter G. Woodson for Black History Month By JOSHUA QUALLS HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - When a man moved his family hundreds of miles to Huntington in 1892 because it had a high school for black people, he likely didn't realize his own son would eventually become the “Father of Black History.” Although Carter G. Woodson's pursuit of higher education led him elsewhere after he graduated in 1896 from the segregated, all-black Douglass High School, named for renowned activist and former slave Frederick Douglass, Marshall University now celebrates his legacy as a West Virginia coal miner and a son of former slaves who became a leading scholar of the 20th century and actively fought to promote black history. Promoting Woodson's important contributions to academia and American culture is central to Burnis R. Morris' work at Marshall. February might already be a special time of the year as Black History Month, but Morris' roles as the Carter G. Woodson Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications and the director of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum give it even more significance. “This is what I live for now,” Morris said Wednesday

after an event announcing Marshall's programming for Black History Month. “It's everything.” Having worked as Douglass High School's principal for a few years after graduation, Woodson continued his education in the late 1890s and earned a degree from Berea College in 1903, as well as both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Chicago in 1908. Following W.E.B. Du Bois, Woodson became in 1912 only the second African-American to receive a doctorate degree from Harvard University - as well as the first person whose parents were former slaves to receive a doctorate in history from any institution. Morris said Woodson, well regarded among scholars as the author of “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” realized most slaves could not read or write and their families wouldn't have saved many records, so he encouraged other black people to find whatever information they could find and send it to either him or the Library of Congress. Woodson is now considered the “Father of Black History” because of those efforts, as well as the lengths he went

at the time to correct misrepresentations of black people to predominantly white scholars. “When you consider today's situation, you see all kinds of ads on television about ancestry and family history,” Morris said, noting Woodson's endeavor was a massive undertaking. “That would have been unheard of in Woodson's day.” In its second year, the lyceum, named in Woodson's honor, now focuses on educating West Virginians about critical issues surrounding education and freedom of expression, especially pertaining to minorities of color and of

different ethnicities, and the Black History Month events largely reflect its mission. The programming features a speech re-enactment, a round-table discussion about “The Mis-Education of the Negro” and several lectures ranging from race relations to African-American impact on pop culture. “If you listen attentively over the next several days, you will hear all kinds of stuff about black history and very little about Woodson,” Morris said. “We are geared to making our community understand that (the celebration of Black History Month) begins with Woodson.”


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Black AIDS Institute Launches New Programs As Phill Wilson Retires,

Black AIDS Institute President and CEO Phill Wilson leaves the Institute well positioned to take on the challenges of future. (Black AIDS Institute)

Black AIDS Institute Launches Bold Vision for the Future:
Announces Retirement of President and CEO Phill Wilson, New Board Members, New Staff, New Partnerships, New Programs As part of a new strategic plan to prepare for the next generation of Black HIV/AIDS response, the Black AIDS Institute announced several organizational changes, including the retirement of long-time president and CEO Phill Wilson. Wilson launched the Black AIDS Institute in 1999 with a clear mantra (“Our People, Our Problem, Our Solution”) and mission, “to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black leaders, institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV from a uniquely and unapologetically Black point of view. “In order for a movement to endure, there must be a plan for the future,” said Wilson, in a statement. “Stepping down as the President and CEO of the Institute, where I have had the privilege of serving for the last 19 years, is bittersweet for me. I have been involved in this fight for almost my entire adult life.” The statement continued: “In 1983, when I started doing this work, none of us could have imagined this mysterious new disease, first identified at U.C.L.A. Medical Center, would become the defining health issue of our generation. We are at a turning point. Are we are going to build on the remarkable advances we have made over the last decade and continue to push forward and finally end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic or are we going to go back to the dark days of despair and death?” In the statement, Wilson said that the Institute is committed to doing everything in its power to end the HIV/ AIDS epidemic, especially in Black communities. “The time is right. The organization has the infrastructure and capacity to do the changes set forth by the Board to prepare for a new generation of capacity building, advocacy, mobilization and service delivery,” said Wilson. “I am very proud of the work we have done over the last 19 years and of the organization’s commitment to new leadership. That commitment is more important now than ever before.” Pursuing new executive leadership is a part of a larger effort on the part of the Institute to prepare for the next generation of HIV/AIDS response in Black communities. Ahead of the Curve From the African American HIV University (AAHU) and Black Treatment Advocates Network, to the ground-breaking State of AIDS in Black America reports and acknowledgements of Black excellence at the annual Heroes in The Struggle Awards Gala, the Institute has been relentless in its focus on Black communities. The organization enlisted Traditional Black Institutions, such as the NAACP, Black fraternities and sororities, Black journalists in mainstream media and Black-owned publications, and others, to commit to raising awareness, fighting stigma, increasing HIV/AIDS literacy and mobilizing Black people. It launched the Black Hollywood Task

New Jersey Could Be First State to Ban Menthol Cigarettes By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ New Jersey could soon become the first state to outlaw the sale of menthol cigarettes. Legislation banning the cigarettes was approved Monday by the state Assembly's Health and Senior Services

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Committee and now heads to the Appropriations Committee for further consideration. Similar legislation has not yet been introduced in the state Senate. The measure would amend existing state law by adding menthol-flavored cigarettes to the state's list of prohibited flavored cigarettes. It also would update that list to include clove cigarettes. A look at the issue: PROPOSED BAN Democratic Assemblyman Herb Conaway, who is also a physician, is the bill's sponsor. He argues that menthol cigarettes should have been outlawed in 2009, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration forced tobacco companies to do away with other flavored brands, partly because of their allure to youths. Last summer, San Francisco became the first city to approve a ban on menthol cigarettes. The European Union has also implemented a ban that is due to take full effect in May 2020. PROPONENTS Conaway describes menthol cigarettes as “enemy No. 1” when it comes to lung diseases. The cooling effect of menthol allows smokers to draw more toxic substances into their lungs and hold them there, he said. “Science supports the fact that it promotes cancer,” Conaway said. “That's why the other flavors and cooling agents have been removed.” The lawmaker and others have also argued that marketing for menthol cigarettes targets blacks and low-income communities. They note studies have shown advertisements for menthol cigarettes are more likely to appear in publications with high black readership. While acknowledging potential revenue losses for businesses and the state, Conway has said that would more than matched by the “gain in lives.” OPPONENTS A group that represents hundreds of food retailers in New Jersey has rallied against the bill, citing the economic impact it would have on convenience stores, small businesses and the state. The New Jersey Food Council says its members report that menthol cigarettes account for 35 percent to 40 percent of their total sales. They also say convenience stores and other establishments will lose out on ancillary sales _ such as sandwiches, snacks and cups of coffee _ if customers stop frequenting those businesses because they can't get menthol cigarettes. The group also warns the state would take a hit in tax revenue. The legislation does not contain an estimate of how much the state would lose in sales, but Conaway says any revenue loss is more than matched by the “gain in lives.” State officials have estimated that roughly $750 million in tax revenue is generated annually from tobacco sales. Lawmakers opposed to the bill expressed similar concerns. They also note that smokers seeking menthol cigarettes could simply buy them in neighboring states. MEDICAL COMMUNITY Medical and public health groups have not taken a public stance so far on the bill but say they are reviewing it and considering its potential impact. “We support efforts to reduce tobacco use and the availability of deadly tobacco products, as tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death,” said Marc Kaplan, a spokesman for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society says on its website that while specific dangers of menthol cigarettes are an active area of research, they are not safer than unflavored cigarettes and could be even more dangerous. It says the cooling sensation of menthol cigarettes lessens the cough reflex and covers the dry feeling in the throat that smokers often have, and as a result, people who smoke menthol cigarettes can inhale deeper and hold the smoke in longer _ something the sponsor, Conaway, noted.

Force on HIV, currently co-chaired by Jussie Smollett, star of the FOX musical drama “Empire,” and veteran actress and humanitarian Vanessa Williams, to leverage the power of celebrity to amplify messages about prevention, testing, treatment and ending stigma. “We have always been ahead of the curve in understanding HIV/AIDS and how it relates to the Black community,” says Institute Board Chair, Grazell Howard. “This change is a continuation of that legacy. The search for new executive leadership is a part of a new strategic plan. We have brought on new Board members like Representative Donna M. Christensen (retired), Dr. David Cook, David Munar and Gina Brown to help us with expand our policy work, our clinical services and add Black-women programs, respectively. We’ve also re-energized our Black Hollywood Task Force on AIDS with new ambassadors and supporters like Ledisi, Karamo Brown, Taraji P. Henson, Alfre Woodard and Van Jones.” Board member David Munar, the president and CEO of the Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago, says “almost every milestone in the fight against AIDS domestically, and in some cases internationally, has been paved by the Black AIDS Institute, and that’s a credit to the Institution and its many supporters and affiliates across the country.” Codifying Wilson’s Vision Wilson leaves the Institute well positioned to take on the challenges of future. The organization is staffed by the next generation of HIV/AIDS activists and organizers, whose work embodies the Institute’s commitment to helping Black communities save themselves through their lived experience. “Every day is Black AIDS Awareness day at the Black AIDS Institute’” says Raniyah Copeland, the Institute’s Director of Programs. “Our staff are of the communities we serve. We are Black men and women. We are Black people living with HIV/AIDS or at high risk of infection. We live, work, pray and play in the communities we serve. We don’t need to do ‘outreach’ because we are there 24/7.” The Institute recently brought on new staff to strengthen their capacity, like Maxx Boykin (previously with AIDS Foundation of Chicago) to work on a new advocacy and policy initiative, Maya Merriweather to work on mobilization, and Saron Selassie to strengthen the Institute’s monitoring and evaluation work. On World AIDS Day, the Institute launched a new website and a redesigned Black AIDS Weekly, the organization’s electronic newsletter, to more effectively reach people who use smartphones to access health information. Jesse Milan, president and CEO of AIDS United and chair emeritus of the Institute’s Board, notes that the Institute has also been developing programs to help end the epidemic through its Los Angeles-based direct service efforts. On this February 7, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the Institute, in partnership with St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, a federally-qualified, community health center in Los Angeles, will launch the first Black PrEP clinic in Los Angeles. Later this spring, the partnership will open a Black men’s primary care clinic in the Leimert Park area of L.A. A Black gay men’s drop-in center will launch in Compton during the fall. “The PrEP clinic, the men’s primary care clinic and the Black gay men’s drop-in center will help us achieve a new dimension of our mission,” Milan says. “We are proud to build on Phill’s bold and unapologetic legacy through direct service, new policy, initiatives to address Black women and HIV, and other efforts that will codify Phill’s vision of ending AIDS,” says Copeland. Rather than resting on past successes, the Black AIDS Institute is “going where the epidemic’s trajectory is calling it to go,” says Munar, who calls the new initiatives “excellent examples” of how the organization is transforming in ways that will allow it to thrive without Wilson at the helm. “It’s exactly what every community needs to be do-

ing. BAI wants to do it first in its own backyard, then help others across the country replicate similar strategies.” “Such approaches are particularly important in the South,” National Capacity Building manager Leisha McKinley-Beach says. “The Institute has become one of the driving forces for ending the AIDS epidemic in America due in part to its work in southern states, where most Blacks live, and awareness-raising about what’s happening there. We have been on the frontline of training and capacity building in the South. I am particularly excited that we are going to be housing our policy and advocacy work in the South and looking forward to having Max join me in Atlanta.” “We can’t achieve our goals in the HIV/AIDS epidemic nationally unless we work harder in the South to reduce new infections, bring more people into care and eliminate stigma and discrimination,” said Milan. “The statistics and reality in the South are dire, especially for African Americans and we must focus on them now.” Passing the Mantle “For those of us who have been doing the work and standing with Phill shoulder-to-shoulder for many years, it will be hard to imagine this work without him,” said Munar. “But this transition is not about Phill Wilson, it’s really about a mission, a vision, a commitment to mobilize a community, to leverage influence wherever we can, to eliminate AIDS and make this world a better place for people who are affected by HIV.” “It is with great pride and role modeling that the Black AIDS Institute shows that you can have an organization that can grow a budget, have a vibrant and fully-engaged board of directors and be founded by a brilliant, courageous, creative man who knows when it is time to pass the mantle,” says Howard. “This is an important moment,” says Munar. “Phill is passing the baton onto a newer generation. He’s leaving the organization on a strong footing so that it can continue to march forward.” Call Me

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0022 Doing business as: BEVY BUNDLES at 4204 Cyclone Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Laderricka Mackey, 4204 Cyclone Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Full name of registrant: Lashonda Brown, 4204 Cyclone Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Full name of registrant: Jasmine Mackey, 4204 Cyclone Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Full name of registrant: Shaquia Mackey, 4204 Cyclone Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: Laderricka Mackey The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 2, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 2, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0224 Doing business as: GIL’S GARDEN LANDSCAPE at 1737 Country Club Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Gilberto Sanchez Buenrostro, 1737 Country Club Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Full name of registrant: Rosa Aura Ochoa, 1737 Country Club Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: Rosa A Ochoa The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A

PUBLIC NOTICE This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 9, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 9, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0101 Doing business as: Z’S SMOG at 3621 Stockdale Hwy #A Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Hazqial

01-NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CALLING FOR BIDS

Legal Notices BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER 

1. OWNER: BEARDSLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT 2. PROJECT IDENTIFICATION NAME: ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AND LEAD STABILIZATION; CLASSROOMS J2 AND J3; BEARDSLEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. 3. PROJECT LOCATION: Beardsley Junior High School, 1001 Roberts Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93308 4. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: [attach extra page(s) if necessary] ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AND LEAD STABILIZATION; CLASSROOMS J2 AND J3; BEARDSLEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 1001 Roberts Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93308.

This project is anticipated to start on approximately June 1, 2018 [date] and is anticipated to have a duration of 30 calendar days for completion. 5. BID DEADLINE: Bids are due on Feburary 13, 2018 [date] at 3:00pm [time] or at any other date or time as set by Addendum. 6. PLACE OF BID RECEIPT: Beardsley School District office board room, 1001 Roberts Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93308 7. METHOD OF BID RECEIPT: Personal delivery, courier, or mailed via United States Postal Service to above address.

8. PLACE PLANS ARE ON FILE: Beardsley School District office, 1001 Roberts Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93308 9. SEALED BID MARKING: ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AND LEAD STABILIZATION; CLASSROOMS J2 AND J3; BEARDSLEY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL.

consideration of the prices on the additive or deductive items.

 (b) The lowest bid shall be the lowest total of the combined bid prices on the base

contract and alternates [specify].

 (c) The lowest bid shall be the lowest total of the bid prices on the base contract and alternates       , taken in order, up to a maximum amount to be publicly disclosed before the first bid is opened.

 (d) The lowest bid shall be determined in a manner that prevents any information that would identify any of the bidders or proposed subcontractors or suppliers from being revealed to the public entity before the ranking of all bidders from lowest to highest has been determined.

 (e) Not applicable to this project, as no alternates are requested.

     

11. MANDATORY JOB WALK: Meet at:

10. ALTERNATES: If alternate bids are called for, the contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder on the basis indicated below: [check only one]  (a) The lowest bid shall be the lowest bid price on the base contract without

Beardsley School flagpole

Date: NO WALK IS SCHEDULED Time: 9:00 am Location: 1001 Roberts Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93308      

If a job walk is required on this project, attendance at the entire job walk is mandatory and failure to attend the entire job walk may result in your bid being rejected as non responsive. Contact OWNER for details on required job walks and related documentation. 12. PLAN DEPOSIT REQUIRED: $0.00

13. This is a prevailing wage project. OWNER has ascertained the general prevailing rate of per diem wages in the locality in which this work is to be performed for each craft or type of worker needed to execute this contract. These rates are on file at OWNER’s office, and a copy may be obtained upon request, or at www.dir.ca.gov. Contractor shall post a copy of these rates at the job site. ALL PROJECTS OVER $1,000 ARE SUBJECT TO PREVAILING WAGE MONITORING AND ENFORCEMENT BY THE LABOR COMMISSIONER.

14. A Payment Bond for contracts over $25,000 and a Performance Bond for all contracts will be required prior to commencement of work. These bonds shall be in the amounts and form called for in the Contract Documents.

SCHOOLS LEGAL SERVICE NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS CALLING FOR BIDS PUBLIC WORKS BID PACKET 1215 PAGE 3 of 4 deposit accounts, standby letters of credit, or any other security mutually agreed to by CONTRACTOR and OWNER. CONTRACTOR shall be the beneficial owner of any securities substituted for funds withheld and shall receive any interest on them. The escrow agreement shall be in the form indicated in the Contract Documents.

18. [check only one]

 (b) OWNER will retain 10% of the amount of any progress payments because the project has been found to be substantially complex on the basis of       .

19. This Project  requires  does not require prequalification pursuant to AB 1565 of all general contractors and all mechanical, electrical and plumbing subcontractors. If required, a Prequalification package may be obtained by downloading the necessary forms from       . A bid package will not be accepted from any bidder that is required to submit a completed questionnaire and supporting documents pursuant to AB 1565, but has not done so at least ten (10) business days prior to the date fixed for the public opening of sealed bids or that has not been prequalified for at least five (5) business days prior to that date.

It shall be mandatory upon the contractor to whom the contract is awarded (CONTRACTOR), and upon any SUBCONTRACTOR, to pay not less than the specified rates to all workers employed by them in the execution of the contract.

15. Pursuant to the provisions of Public Contract Code Section 22300, CONTRACTOR may substitute certain securities for any funds withheld by OWNER to ensure CONTRACTOR’s performance under the contract. At the request and expense of CONTRACTOR, securities equivalent to any amount withheld shall be deposited, at the discretion of OWNER, with either OWNER or a state or federally chartered bank as the escrow agent, who shall then pay any funds otherwise subject to retention to CONTRACTOR. Upon satisfactory completion of the contract, the securities shall be returned to CONTRACTOR. Securities eligible for investment shall include those listed in Government Code Section 16430, bank and savings and loan certificates of deposit, interest bearing demand

16. To bid on or perform the work stated in this Notice, CONTRACTOR must possess a valid and active contractor's license of the following classification(s)       . No CONTRACTOR or subcontractor shall be qualified to bid on, be listed in a bid proposal, subject to the requirements of § 4104 of the Public Contract Code, for a public works project (submitted on or after March 1, 2015) unless currently registered with the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and qualified to perform public work pursuant to Labor Code § 1725.5. No CONTRACTOR or subcontractor may be awarded a contract for public work on a public works project (awarded after April 1, 2015) unless registered with the DIR. DIR’s web registration portal is: www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/Contractors.html 17. CONTRACTOR and all subcontractors must furnish electronic certified payroll records (eCPR) to the Labor Commissioner [specify weekly, bi-weekly or monthly] in PDF format. Registration at www.dir.ca.gov/Public-Works/Certified- Payroll-Reporting.html is required to use the eCPR system. The following notice is given as required by Labor Code Section 1771.5(b)(1): CONTRACTOR and any subcontractors are required to review and comply with the provisions of the California Labor Code, Part 7, Chapter 1, beginning with Section 1720, as more fully discussed in the Contract Documents. These sections contain specific requirements concerning, for example, determination and payment of prevailing wages, retention, inspection, and auditing payroll records, use of apprentices, payment of overtime compensation, securing workers’ compensation insurance, and various criminal penalties or fines which may be imposed for violations of the requirements of the chapter. Submission of a bid constitutes CONTRACTOR’s representation that CONTRACTOR has thoroughly reviewed these requirements.

 (a) OWNER will retain 5% of the amount of any progress payments.

BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 31, Feb 7, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

Nasser Haddad, 1311 Beckenham Pkwy, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Hazqial Nasser Haddad The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 4, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 4, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0269 Doing business as: DIVINE MERCY HOMECARE II at 10311 Rio Del Mar Dr Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Nemia C. Ong, 10239 Lanesborough Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Nemia C. Ong The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 10, 2017 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 10, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M Gutierrez-Hernandez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 10, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0228 2018-B0229 Doing business as: KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY TEHACHAPI / KELLER WILLIAMS TEHACHAPI at 1100 W Tehachapi Blvd #C Tehachapi, Ca. 93561 Mailing Address: 5601 Truxtun Ave #150 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Full name of registrant: SRPM MANAGEMENT IN CA 5601 Truxtun Ave #150 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Arleigh Cortez, CFO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2012 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 9, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 9, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-17-102851 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DIVISION PETITION OF: RICHARD NEIL SAVAGE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: RICHARD NEIL SAVAGE for a decree changing names as follows: Present name RICHARD NEIL SAVAGE Filed a petition with this court Proposed name RICHARD NEIL McDONALD 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 Date: Mar 6, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12

PUBLIC NOTICE

The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: Jan 5, 2018 JUDEL COURT COMMISSIONER RICHARD NEIL SAVAGE, 410 Eastern Ave, Taft Ca. 93268 Phone: (661) 342-2359 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-17-102958 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DIVISION PETITION OF: KENNETH BRADLEY OLIVER FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: KENNETH BRADLEY OLIVER for a decree changing names as follows: Present name KENNETH BRADLEY OLIVER Filed a petition with this court Proposed name BRADLEY OLILVER EAST 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 Date: Mar 7, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: Jan 5, 2018 JUDEL COURT COMMISSIONER KENNETH BRADLEY OLIVER, 12614 Trackside Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Phone: (661) 900-8754 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-17-102878 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: ARLYNDA KAY BLACKBURN FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ARLYNDA KAY BLACKBURN for a decree changing names as follows: Present name ARLYNDA KAY BLACKBURN Filed a petition with this court Proposed name ARLYNDA KAY MULDER 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 Date: Mar 6, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: Jan 5, 2018 JUDEL COURT COMMISSIONER ARLYNDA KAY BLACKBURN, 3000 S. Chester Ave #25 Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Phone: (661) 301-1236 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER(wtp) PUB: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0292 Doing business as: OSOFIT at 15 Emerald Isle Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Christian Sarah Osorio, 15 Emerald Isle Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Christian Sarah Osorio The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 11, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code).

Wednesday February 7, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 11, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0344 Doing business as: BEAST EVOLUTION at 8200 N Laurelglen Blvd #1308 Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Damascus Lang, 8200 N Laurelglen Blvd #1308 Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Damascus Lang The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 16, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 16, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0331 Doing business as: TOSCANOS AUTO DETAIL at 4306 Wible Rd, #B Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Eletuerio Hernandez, 1809 Wade Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Eleuterio Hernandez The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 16, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 16, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0303 Doing business as: PROTOCOMP at 17329 Roper St #990 Mojave, Ca. 93501 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Matthew Wayne Stinemetze, 19501 Adalante Ct, Tehachapi, Ca. 93561 Full name of registrant: Kathlene Kirsten Bowman, 19501 Adalante Ct, Tehachapi, Ca. 93561 This business is conducted by: Co-Partners SIGNED: Matthew Wayne Stinemetze The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 12, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: D Chavez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 12, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0136 Doing business as: PRUDENTIAL CARE COUNSELING at 3200 21st #101 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 60495 Bakersfield, Ca. 93386 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Diana Kathleen Najera, 3917 Riviera Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Diana Kathleen Jajera The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Dec 1, 2017 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 5, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 5, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0314 Doing business as: JOHNSON AIRCRAFT ACCESSORIES at 211 Aviation St Hgr. 104 Shafter, Ca. 93263 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: William Richard Johnson, 11709 Palm Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: William Richard Johnson The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 12, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: D Chavez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 12, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2017-B8084 Doing business as: EZ RECYCLING LLC at 1638 Glenwood St, Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: EZ RECYCLING LLC CA 1638 Glenwood St Delano, Ca 93215 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: Jimmy Villegos Managing Member The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Dec 06, 2017 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M Gutierrez-Hernandez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Dec 06, 2022 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Dec 27, 2017 Jan 3, 10, 17, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0550 2018-B0551 Doing business as: RIVERLAKES PROFESSIONAL PLAZA / RIVERLAKES PROFESSIONAL PLAZA LLC at 216 Edgerton St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RIVERLAKES PROFESSIONAL PLAZA, LLC CA 216 Edgerton St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: Paul J Andre, Manager The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Mar 26, 2003 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 23, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 23, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0614 Doing business as: WESTERN SECURITY at 7908 Calle Espada Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same

PUBLIC NOTICE County: Kern Full name of registrant John Dean Dunham, Jr. 7908 Calle Espada Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: John Dean Dunham, Jr. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2000 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 25, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 25, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0525 Doing business as: BAKERSFIELD MOBILE LOCKSMITH at 1107 Coyote Springs Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant Heath Bourne Gallon, 1107 Coyote Springs Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Heath Bourne Gallon The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 22, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 22, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2016-B0932 Business Name you wish to abandon: FILP & INVEST Street address of business: 16218 Mil Potrero Hwy, Pine Mountain, Ca. 93222 County: Kern Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 5384 Pine Mountain Ca. 932225384 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Lurdes Alvarez, 2304 Cedarwood Dr, Pine Mountain Club Ca. 93222 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Lurdes Alvarez, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Jan 22, 2018MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 2018 SUMMONS FAMILY LAW CITACION DERECHO FAMILIAR CASE # BFL-17-004561 NOTICE TO RESPONSENT: AVISO AL DEMANDADO MAURICIO CUBIAS You have been sued. Read the information below and on the next page. Lo han demandado. Lea la informacion a continuacion y en la pagina siguiente. PETITIONER’S NAME IS: NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: ALICIA CUELLAR You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www. lawhelpca.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de haber recibido la entrega legal de esta Citacion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar laentrega legal de na copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerio. Si no presenta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten su martrimonio o pareja de hecho, sus bienes y la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado. Puede obtener informacion para encontraer un abogado en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de


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California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org) o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogados de su condado. NOTICE-RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who had received or seen a copy of them. AVISO-LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: Las ordenes de restriccion estan en vigencia en cuanto a ambos conyuges o miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo a la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas ordenes puede hacerlas acatar en cualquier lugar de California FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puede ordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o de la otra parte. The name and address of the Court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte son) SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA 1215 Tuxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney, is (El nombre, direccion y numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son): ALICIA CUELLAR, 6605 Pine View Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. Telephone: (661) 805-7121 Date (Fecha): Nov 14, 2017 (SEAL) TERRY McNALLY Clerk (Actuario), B Brand, Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (asd) Pub: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 2018

The best way to verify postponement information is to attend the scheduled sale. Said sale will be made, but without covenant or warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances, to pay the unpaid balance of the note secured by said Deed of Trust with interest thereon, as provided in said note under the terms of the deed of trust, to-wit: $132,565.00 (estimated), including as provided in said note, advances, if any, under the terms of said Deed of Trust, fees, charges and expenses of the Trustee, if any, will increase this figure prior to sale. A notice of default was recorded August 9, 2011, in Kern County, California, as Inst. No. 0211100974, as was served on F. Oliver Bondswell Cooper, and all parties having an interest in said property, in compliance with the requirements of Civil Code section 2924 et seq. This notice is given in compliance with a written request made to the trustee by the beneficiary. The undersigned was appointed and substituted as trustee under the trust deed by a substitution recorded in Kern County, California on April 13, 2012, as Inst. No. 212049681.

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE You are in default under a deed of trust dated January 31, 1996. 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 March 2, 2018, at 2:00 P.M., LeBeau Thelen, LLP, as Substituted Trustee under and pursuant to Deed of Trust recorded on March 12, 1996, as Inst. No. 0196031318, of Official Records in the office of the County Recorder of Kern County, California, executed by F. Oliver Bondswell Cooper, a single man as Trustor in fabor of James Stoklen Moore, original beneficiary. WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION TO HIGHEST BIDDER FOR CASH OR CASHIER’S CHECK OR OTHER INSTITUTIONAL CHECK ACCEPTABLE TO THE TRUSTEE, (payable at time of sale in lawful money of the United States) at the front entrance to the City Hall, located at 1501 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301all 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: Parcels 3 and 4 of Parcel Map No. 3711, in the unincorporated area, County of Kern, State of California, According to the map filed October 22, 1976 in Book 16, Page 200 of Parcel Maps, in the office of the county recorder of said County. APN 397-140-11; APN 397-140-12 described above is purported to be: 20985 Walker Basin Road, Caliente CA. The undersigned Trustee disclaims any liability for any incorrectness of the street address or other common designation, if any, shown herein. Present Beneficiary: Kathy Watson, Trustee of the James S. Moore Family Trust dated January 27, 1999 – (661) 979-2108 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 awre 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 OF 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 Andrew Sheffield at (661) 325-8962 for information regarding the trustee’s sale.

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LOUIISE CUNNINGHAM CASE NUMBER: BPB-17-003212 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LOUISE CUNNINGHAM A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by VINCENT MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM in the Superior Court of California, County of BAKERSFIELD THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that VINCENT MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM 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: Date: Feb 15, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 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 deceased, 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 of 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 (for 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. petitioner: VINCENT MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM, 2912 University Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Telephone: (651) 424-1414 Fax: (831) 529-3023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0785 2018-B0786 Doing business as: CAL TRUCK / CTE at 4550 Buck Owens Blvd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: 214 H St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 County: Kern Full name of registrant: CAL TRUCK AND EQUIPMENT, LLC CA 4550 Buck Owens Blvd Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: Charles Williams, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 1, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A)

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PUBLIC NOTICE Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 1, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0621 Doing business as: MAKING MEMORIES at 10824 Shellabarger Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Megan Jeanae Marley Soto, 10824 Shellabarger Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Megan Jeanae Marley Soto The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 25, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 25, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2014-B2340 Business Name you wish to abandon: FROSTY KING Street address of business: 1505 S

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Fairfax Rd Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Motya Hezam Alzokari, 401 Haven Dr Arvin, Ca 93203 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Motya Hezam Alzokari, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Jan 26, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0690 Doing business as: SPORTSWEAR MART at 4440 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SPORTSWEAR MART, INC. CA 4440 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 This business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Jeong S Ahn, Secretary The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 1, 1993 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 29, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this

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Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 29, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0691 Doing business as: SM93 STREETWEAR at 1015 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: 4440 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Full name of registrant: SPORTSWEAR MART, INC. CA 4440 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 This business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Jeong S Ahn, Secretary The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 29, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 29, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0692 Doing business as: ANGEL UNIFORMS at 4440 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309

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Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SPORTSWEAR MART, INC. CA 4440 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 This business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Jeong S Ahn, Secretary The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Mar 1, 2004 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 29, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 29, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0689 Doing business as: DATA3 at 620 Montalvo Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Robert Glen O’Bannon, 620 Montalvo Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Robert Glen O’Bannon The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 29, 2018 MARY B BEDARD

PUBLIC NOTICE County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 29, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0719 Doing business as: LOYLE LANDSCAPING at 619 Charlana Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Richard Michael Doyle Chambers, 619 Charlana Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Richard Michael Doyle Chambers The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 30, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal,

PUBLIC NOTICE state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 30, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0618 Doing business as: GGORAYA TRUCKING at 4930 Gosford Rd #1105 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Garbhinder Singh, 4930 Gosford Rd #1105 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Gurbhinder Singh The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 25, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. 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 to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 25, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018

California Reducing & Dropping Pot Convictions By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - With pot now legal in California, prosecutors in San Francisco and San Diego are moving to erase thousands of marijuana convictions en masse, a step that could prove life-changing for some and could especially help minorities, who were more likely than whites to be arrested for such crimes. “We want to address the wrongs that were caused by the failures of the war on drugs for many years in this country and begin to fix the harm that was done not only to the entire nation but specifically to communities of color,”San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said. Advocates are calling on more counties to do the same. Gascon's office said Thursday that other California district attorneys have called San Francisco for advice on handling marijuana cases. Gascon said he hopes to spark a trend in California. “That's awesome. It's wonderful and appropriate,”said Josh Freeman, a marijuana farmer who recently had his felony conviction for selling small bags of weed at a reggae concert reduced to a misdemeanor. Freeman can now obtain permits to grow marijuana legally, something he couldn't do with a felony record. He can also legally buy a gun and take up hunting again, he said. In addition to being barred from owning guns, felons cannot vote and are disqualified from holding many professional licenses. Also, people with felony convictions often have difficulty finding work and housing.

Californians voted in November 2016 to legalize recreational marijuana and abolish a host of pot-related crimes. California is among eight states that allow adults to use pot recreationally. The federal government still considers marijuana illegal. California's measure applied retroactively to hundreds of thousands of cases, but people who wanted to get their convictions erased or reduced had to petition the courts themselves. And fewer than 5,000 people have gone through the time and expense involved. Freeman, for example, hired an attorney to get his Monterey County conviction reduced, and it took several months and repeated visits to the court. As a result, Gascon announced on Wednesday that his office will review nearly 8,000 cases dating to 1975 and that prosecutors will seek mass dismissals and reductions. Gascon said just 23 people filed petitions in San Francisco last year. The National Conference of State Legislatures said nine states have marijuana laws that let people clear or modify their records. African-Americans and other minorities have been arrested for marijuana crimes at far higher rates than whites, and as legalization spreads, states and cities are trying to redress that inequity. Across the San Francisco Bay, Oakland has set aside a number of marijuana sales permits for minorities convicted of specific pot-related crimes and requires some stores to be opened in low-income neighborhoods hard hit by arrests.

“It was a huge relief,”said Ingrid Archie, a 37-yearold black woman who may have been the first person in the state to petition a court to reduce a felony marijuana conviction. Archie was sentenced to three years in prison after police seized a pound of pot from her home. Four hours after the polls closed on election night in 2016, Archie said, she emailed her petition to a judge. Three months later, her marijuana conviction was turned into a misdemeanor. She now works for the Los Angeles nonprofit group A New Way of Life, which campaigned for legalization and helps those released from prison resettle in the community. Archie said more counties should follow the lead of San Francisco and San Diego and take it upon themselves to throw out or reduce convictions. San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan said prosecutors in her office immediately reviewed all pending marijuana-related cases after the ballot measure passed. Soon, 55 people were released from jail and hundreds more removed from probation. So far, 680 cases in all have been dismissed or reduced in San Diego, Stephan said. Groups like the Drug Policy Alliance, which advocates broad marijuana legalization, and county public defenders have organized legal clinics throughout the state to encourage people found guilty of pot offenses to petition the courts. They have had limited success.

Lifetime Achievement Award By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor For 50 years, Rod Doss has remained dedicated to the New Pittsburgh Courier and his success has been among the more celebrated of Black Press publishers. Doss received the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s 2018 NNPA Publisher Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in Las Vegas. “There is no greater honor than to be recognized by your peers,” said Doss. NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell, NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., and Real Times Media CEO Hiram Jackson were on hand to present Doss the award. Doss was joined on the podium at the ceremony by his sister, Marilyn Harvey, who he called his biggest booster and biggest fan. “His integrity as a journalist is impeccable,” said Leavell. “He’s contributed a lot and he’s really deserving of this honor. [Rod Doss] put the ‘I’ in the word ‘integrity.’” Chavis said that Doss not only continues to manifest a distinguished career as a publisher of a Black-owned newspaper in America, but also that his work ethic embodies the high standards of journalism; Chavis added that Doss is committed to freedom, justice and equality for all humanity. Robert W. Bogle, the chairman, president and CEO of “The Philadelphia Tribune,” agreed. “He worked his way up and made a real difference,” Bogle said. “He’s provided leadership to the New Pittsburgh Courier that’s led to the success of the newspaper.” Doss joined the Courier in 1967 as an advertising sales representative. He climbed the ladder at the paper for years and, in 1983, he began running the publication as vice president and general manager. In 1997, after the death of legendary publisher and Doss mentor John H. Sengstacke, Doss was named editor and publisher. Under Doss’ leadership, the New Pittsburgh Courier has earned more than 100 NNPA Merit Awards, including the coveted John B. Russwurm Trophy and A. Philip Randolph Messenger Award. “I went to the ‘University of The New Pittsburgh Courier’ and it was there that seasoned professionals took me in and taught me everything I needed to know about the newspaper business,” Doss said. “When I came into the operation, I knew nothing and they taught me sales, layout and design; they taught me how to write headlines, write articles and they taught me everything that I needed to know on a one-on-one personal basis.” Doss continued: “I was so pleased with that, that I shared it and passed it along and today I have a staff of

(Left-right) Dorothy Leavell, the chairman of the NNPA; Rod Doss, the publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier; Marilyn Harvey, Rod Doss’ sister; Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., the president and CEO of the NNPA; and Hiram Jackson, the CEO of Real Times Media, celebrate Doss’ career achievements, during the 2018 NNPA Mid-Winter Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

people who are the most stable in the entire organization. They lift me up and I lift them up. They celebrate me and I celebrate them.” Doss said his “graduate studies” began at NNPA. “Right here, attending many informative sessions, year after year, and receiving invaluable training, meeting people and learning from established professionals all of the ins and outs,” he said. Along with receiving many accolades, Doss is known for giving his time through serving on numerous boards and by participating in community events. He currently serves as chairman of the Rivers Club Board of Governors, a position he’s held for just over one year. Doss credited much of his success to his own father, Eli Doss, and John H. Sengstacke, the famed publisher and civil rights activist. “There were a couple of people in my life who really made a difference,” he said, remembering Sengstacke as a “walking legend in the publishing industry,” and his father as the person who taught him how to be a man. Doss continued: “I can say that I am my father’s son.”

Rod Doss, the publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, received the NNPA Publisher Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2018 NNPA Mid-Winter Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)


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`Runners Post Second-Straight 20+ Point Victory BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – CSU Bakersfield’s men’s basketball team opened Thursday night’s contest with its best half of play all season and the Roadrunners cruised to an impressive victory in front of 3,204 Rowdy fans. Bakersfield enjoyed a 24-point lead at halftime and finished off an 81-58 victory over Kansas City in the Icardo Center. “I thought that looked a little bit more like Roadrunner basketball,” said Rod Barnes, Head Coach of the `Runners, after the game. “I thought our guys really competed. We played extremely hard. We played together. I thought we were really aggressive on both ends of the court.” UMKC stormed out to an 8-0 lead to open the game, but the `Runners responded to take a 12-11 lead and force the Roos to call a timeout. A 28-5 run helped CSUB take control of the game and the `Runners continued on to most one of their most dominant halves of the season. Bakersfield converted 57% of their field goals and were 5-of-10 from distance while UMKC managed just 30% from the field and 25% from three-point range. With a 44-20 lead at the break, freshman  Jarkel Joiner paced all players with 13 points while redshirt senior  Brent Wrapp  ran the floor, posting four points, four rebounds, and two assists. Redshirt freshman  Justin Davis chipped in seven points, four rebounds, and two assists. In the first eight minutes of the second half, Kansas City went on an 18-6 run, cutting the `Runner lead to just 14 points. After a timeout and a pep talk from Coach Barnes, the `Runners surged back out to a 22-point lead over the next three minutes and coasted the rest of the way. CSUB led by as many as 26 points en route to an 81-58 victory, the team’s second win of the week by more than 20 points.

Joiner added another eight points in the second half to post a game-high 21. In his fifth 20+-point performance of the season, Bakersfield’s freshman guard also added five rebounds, two assists, and a steal. Wrapp, a native of Boulder, Colo., finished with five points, five assists, and seven rebounds. The redshirt senior point guard is just 13 assists shy of becoming only the second `Runner in school history to record 500 career points and assists. Redshirt junior Damiyne Durham converted on 6-of10 shots for a total of 16 points while adding four steals against the Roos. Davis, who had seven rebounds, and senior Moataz Aly both ended up with 10 points on the night. Aly, a 6-foot-10 center, added two blocks and is now just three away from being second all-time in a CSUB career at 95 blocks. As a team, the `Runners continued shooting the lights out, finishing the game with .554 field goal percentage. CSUB outrebounded UMKC 41-23 and the 15 `Runner assists trumped the Roos’ eight. Bakersfield outscored its opponents 38-14 in the paint on Thursday and CSUB’s bench contributed 25 points compared to Kansas City’s nine points. “The shots are starting to fall and we’re playing with a whole lot more enthusiasm and excitement,” Barnes said of his team’s offensive revival this week. “Guys are making plays for each other. It was a great win for us.” CSUB (10-13, 3-5 WAC) will hit the road again for a pair of WAC games next week. The `Runners will take on league-leader New Mexico State on Thursday, Feb. 8, before heading to the southern border of Texas on Saturday for a clash with UTRGV.

CSUB Freshman guard Jarkel Joiner makes a move on the way to the basket in Saturday’s win versus UMKC. Jarkel lead the Runners with with 21 points. (David Dennis/All-Star Sports Photography Photo)

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Lofton’s Career High 18 Leads ‘Runners to Win at UMKC KANSAS CITY, MO – The CSU Bakersfield women’s basketball team was looking for their fourth win in a row and at the same time, looking for revenge against a UMKC team that came to the Icardo Center a couple weeks ago and defeated the `Runners 60-58. The `Runners would get revenge behind senior  Alize’ Lofton’s career high 18 points and CSUB’s Head Coach Greg McCall would get his 100th career victory in the 76-62 win. UMKC would open the game with a quick bucket, but the `Runners would go on a 9-0 run to take a 9-2 lead in to the first media timeout halfway through the first quarter.  The `Runners would hold the Roos scoreless for nearly eight minutes after UMKC’s game-opening bucket, but the Roos would finish with a flourish and score on their four final possessions.  But the `Runners would lead 21-11 after the first ten minutes behind  Vanessa Austin’s game leading eight points. The `Runners would add to their lead by winning the second quarter 20-16.  Junior Alexxus Gilbert would drain a three to end the half for the `Runners and CSUB would take a 41-27 lead at the break and it may have been their best half of basketball all season.  Gilbert would lead all scorers with 13 points at the half on 5-8 shooting, including 3-5 from behind the arc.   The `Runners would hold the Roos to 39% (9-23) shooting in the first half and CSUB would force UMKC to

turn the ball over 13 times after 20 minutes. The `Runners would dominate the paint in the first half outrebounding UMKC 18-13 and CSUB would also outscore the Roos in the paint 20-6. UMKC would win the third quarter 22-21, but the `Runners would have a 62-49 lead heading into the fourth quarter.  Both teams were on fire from behind the arc, shooting 7-15 (47%) through the first 30 minutes of play. The `Runners would turn up the D to open the fourth quarter and CSUB would go on a 7-1 run in the first six minutes to really put the game out of reach and they would get the 76-62 victory.  Lofton and Aja Williams would finish with 18 points each and Gilbert would have 16 points, five assists and three rebounds.  CSUB would shoot 51% (29-57) from the field and 8-18 (44%) from behind the arc.  The `Runners would also get 26 points from the bench and outscore UMKC 36-14 with points in the paint. The `Runners have now won four in a row, improve to 12-10 overall on the season and 6-2 in the Western Athletic Conference, which puts them in second place in the WAC.  UMKC falls to 8-15 overall and 4-4 in the WAC.= CSUB’s win sets up a huge matchup on Thursday at the Icardo Center.  First place New Mexico State will come to town and a `Runners win would have them tied for first place in the WAC. 

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By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s influence on the Civil Rights Movement is indisputable, but his fight for equity in education remains a mystery to some. That fight began with his own education. “He clearly had an advanced, refined educational foundation from Booker T. Washington High School, Morehouse College, Crozer Theological Seminary, and Boston University,” said Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., the founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. “His education in his speeches and sermons and writings were apparent and he wanted us all to have that type of education.”

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was asked specifically about Wallace’s development he emphatically stated, “I love him!” He continued on by stating, “Ty’s going to be an NBA Players for a long time. He’s got a chance to be a better than good NBA Player for a long time. He’s got a lot of skill to him and confidence. The run they made was with him on the floor, I don’t think that was a coincidence.” Having been a scorer throughout the various stages of his career, he has proved to have the tools needed to excel in the role Doc Rivers has given him on the Clippers. “We have bunch of guys who can put the ball in the hole, my

role is to be aggressive, score when needed and create for my teammates.” Wallace says about his role with the Clippers. He went on to say, “Doc, wants us to score as quickly as we can!” When asked about a specific “ah, ha” moment Wallace modestly says, “It’s still basketball!” “The games doesn’t change; it’s always nice to see the ball go into the hole.” This attitude severed him well when he debuted for the Clippers last month and scored a career-high 22 points off the bench in their 125-106 win vs the defending NBA Champions.

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KCBC President/CEO, Richard Heath-Soberanis. (Carrington Prichett/Bakersfield News Observer Photo)

His office walls are strategically designed white boards and calendars filled with ‘things to do, people to see, and places to go’. “I come from a very structured environment; my goal is to organize. I’m not taking this on alone. Without these wonderful people (Hill, Morris, and Powell) I would not be able to do this. They made my job a bit easier. They will still heavily be a part of the chamber,” contended Heath-Soberanis who insisted that the former presidents to be a part of his interview with the BNO. The 38-year old Netherlands native knows the language of leadership, organization and commitment. Some of his accomplishments include: · Joined the United States Army at age 17 and is currently on active reserve duty · Served three tours in Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and recently in Guantanamo Bay. · Attended Bakersfield College · Sat on multiple Student Government Boards · Helped to educate students about Proposition 30, Smoke-Free Campuses and Healthier eating · Played key roles in such on-campus organizations as Mentoring and Peer Servic--es(MAPS) and African American Mentoring Program(AAMP) · Involved with multiple organizations within the community including Links For Life, GM Community Outreach Center, DHF and others · Organized major fundraising events for non-profit charity organizations · Encouraged established organizations to donate proceeded of their earnings back into the community “We have new visions; we are stepping into a new era of business with social media and keeping up with the new trends in business to keep business current. I’m here to stay and bring a lot of people with me,” Heath-Soberanis said.

His message for the young hoopers coming out of Bakersfield is similar to the universal message for overcoming life’s obstacles. Though he doesn’t use Facebook much he does see that, “the city tags him on certain pages and shows him a lot of love!” When talking about growing in Bakersfield, “We’re underdogs in Bakersfield!” For Tyrone, he “represents the grind” of those from the area North of Los Angeles. It wasn’t until he got a chance to play AAU that “allowed him to get his name out there and play against top guys to show that he can play!” Tyrone was adamant when asked about his message for the youth of his hometown of Bakersfield by continuing with, ”Keep grinding; Dreams come true! Don’t let nobody tell what you can’t do!” “I’ve had people knock me at every level. I keep fighting and I keep my head forward, and keep praying. If you work hard, take care of your business in the classroom and stay on the right path you should be good!” Tyrone Wallace is a prime example of hard work paying off! His message of fighting to overcome circumstances is one all of us can learn from. Congratulations to Mr. Wallace for reaching this level and per Doc, we should enjoy watching his growth in the NBA for years to come. Please let me know What’s Good, by sharing your feedback, in the comment section below this article at  whatsgoodinsports.com.

Bakersfield native Tyron Wallace Saturday against the Chicago Bulls. (LA Clippers courtesy photo)

Tyrone Wallace Named to Western Conference MidSeason All-NBA G League Team The NBA G League today announced that Clippers two-way guard Tyrone Wallace has been named to the Western Conference Midseason All-NBA G League team. Wallace, 23, has appeared in 23 games (all starts) for the Agua Caliente Clippers, averaging 22.8 points, 6.0 re-

bounds and 5.4 assists in 33.2 minutes. He has appeared in 13 games for the L.A. Clippers, averaging 12.1 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 32.7 minutes. With the first-ever NBA G League International Challenge replacing the traditional NBA G League All-Star Game this year, the NBA’s official minor league is recognizing its top performers by naming the Midseason All-NBA G League Teams. NBA G League coaches, general managers and players voted on the top performers from the first half of the season from their respective conferences, based on the performance of players in games through January 21, 2018. Eligibility for players to be selected for recognition is based on having played in 50 percent of their team’s games through January 21st and being on an Active Roster. Two-Way players and players on assignment from the NBA are eligible to both vote for and receive Midseason All-NBA G League recognition.

Recipe of the Week Tuna Salad w/ Green Yogurt

In honor of Women’s health month I wanted to share a delicious heart- friendly recipe that is only delicious but healthy at the same time! Instead of mayonnaise I modified it with plain Greek yogurt, and let me tell you all you’re missing are the fat and the calories.

Lawmakers Seek Bullet Train Audit as Cost Rises By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A bipartisan team of lawmakers is expected to request a formal audit of California’s high-speed rail project after the projected cost of one segment rose by nearly $3 billion. Democratic Sen. Jim Beall of San Jose and Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson of Fresno will make their pitch for the audit Tuesday to a joint committee, which

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will choose whether to authorize it. A representative from the California High-Speed Rail Authority has been asked to testify. “As a vital partner in the delivery of the high-speed rail system, it is incumbent upon us as a legislative body to provide strong oversight and guidance to ensure that the project is on an effective path toward successful completion,”the lawmakers wrote in their audit request. California’s plan to build high-speed rail from Los Angeles to San Francisco is now estimated to cost more than $65 billion, up substantially from a decade ago. Earlier in January, the project’s board announced a $3 billion hike in the costs for a segment of track in the Central Valley, the project’s first phase. A segment from San Francisco to Bakersfield is slated to be open by 2025, with the tracks to Los Angeles open by 2029, but that timeline could face delays. Despite those challenges, Gov. Jerry Brown forcefully defended the project last week in his State of the State address. It would be the nation’s first high-speed train if completed. He noted the project has created 1,500 construction jobs in the Central Valley. The audit would examine ideas for accelerating the project’s timeline and reducing its costs. It would also evaluate the authority’s contract management and the community and economic impacts. The lawmakers’ audit request comes as the authority brings on a new chief executive officer, Brian Kelly, most recently the head of California’s state transportation agency. The lawmakers said an audit would help ensure “effective management”of the project. “Without question, the high-speed rail program is the largest, most complex and, in some ways, most far-reaching public infrastructure project in the nation,”they wrote. The High-Speed Rail Authority is also preparing to release its biennial business plan. It’s typically due by May 1, but the board requested a month-long extension, prompting criticism from Democratic Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Lawmakers must pass a budget by June 15, and the rail project is paid for in part through revenue from the cap-and-trade program.

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