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Daughters of Malcolm X Reveal Officer’s ‘Death Bed’ Confession of a NYPD and FBI Conspiracy

Wood’s purported death bed letter was delivered to three of Malcolm’s daughters – Qubiliah, Ilyasah, and Gamilah, pictured here with Attorneys Benjamin Crump, Ray Hamlin and Paul Napoli along with Reggie Wood, whose relative, NYPD Officer Ray Wood, allegedly confessed in a deathbed declaration letter.

Former NYPD officer Ray Wood was, “tasked with ensuring that Malcolm X’s security detail was arrested days prior to the assassination, guaranteeing Malcolm X didn’t have door security while at the Audubon Ballroom, where he was killed on Feb. 21, 1965,” says Attorney Benjamin Crump during a press conference at the former at the old Audubon, the site where Malcolm X was assassinated. The venue has since been renamed The Shabazz Center.

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
 Almost 56 years to the Feb. 21, 1965, assassination of Malcolm X, the slain leader’s daughters and a noted civil rights attorney are shining a light on those whom they believe are responsible for the heartless murder. The group gathered on Saturday, Feb. 20, at the old Audubon Ballroom – since renamed The Shabazz Center – with lawyers Ray Hamlin and Paul Napoli and Reggie Wood, whose relative, NYPD Officer Ray Wood, allegedly confessed in a deathbed declaration letter. The gathering occurred in the same venue as the assassination and just one day before the heinous crime’s

anniversary. The new allegations focus on Officer Wood and a conspiracy against organized civil rights groups that he said had been perpetrated by the New York City Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Reggie Wood alleges that authorities conspired to assassinate Malcolm X in Harlem. “Ray Wood, an undercover police officer at the time, confessed in a deathbed declaration letter that the NYPD and the FBI conspired to undermine the legitimacy of the civil rights movement and its leaders,” Crump stated. “Without any training, Wood’s job was to infiltrate civil rights organizations and encourage leaders and members to commit felonious acts,” Crump noted in a news release before the gathering. “He was also tasked with ensuring that Malcolm X’s security detail was arrested days prior to the assassination, guaranteeing Malcolm X didn’t have door security while at the Audubon Ballroom, where he was killed on Feb. 21, 1965.” Wood’s purported death bed letter was delivered to three of Malcolm’s daughters – Qubiliah, Ilyasah, and Gamilah. Reggie Wood, the administrator of Ray Wood’s estate, read the letter to Malcolm’s daughters. Ray Wood served as an undercover New York City police officer with the Bureau of Special Services and Investigation (BOSSI). Reportedly, he earned a reputation for infiltrating the Bronx Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) chapter under the name Ray Woodall in 1964.  According to a report in The Guardian, Wood posed as a 27-year-old graduate of Manhattan College studying law at Fordham University.  “He was soon named CORE’s housing chairman and oversaw a voter registration project,” The Guardian reported. “Wood earned his activist bonafides by getting arrested with two others at city hall while attempting a citizen’s arrest of Mayor Wagner for allowing racial discrimination on a public construction project,” the U.K.-based newspaper published.  By 1965, Wood had been reassigned to infiltrate a Continued on page A2

CA Bill Would Require State to Contract More With Black-Owned Businesses Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Last week, Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco) introduced the Economic Equity First Act of 2021, also known as Assembly Bill 915. The legislation is proposing measures to ensure fair opportunities for minority-owned small businesses in state contracting and procurement. Under AB 915, all state agencies, departments, boards, and commissions would be mandated to achieve a minimum goal of 25% participation for minority businesses, which include Blackowned, women-owned and disabled veteran-owned firms in state procurement and contracts. “Our small businesses, particularly minority-owned small businesses, have been hit especially hard by the pandemic,” said Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco). “This bill uses the state’s enormous purchasing power to help uplift our small businesses when they need it most.” The legislation is based on the recognition that small businesses makeup 99.8% of all California private sector companies, and they make a significant contribution to the economy, accounting for 7 million employees across the State. Black businesses in California hire nearly 11,000 employees. The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian Chamber) worked closely with the Assemblymember’s office to develop this legislation, which increases access to procurement opportunities for small, minority, women-owned and disabled veteran-owned businesses. The CalAsian Chamber is joined by the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce and the California African American Chamber of Commerce (CAACC) in co-sponsoring and supporting this landmark legislation. Of California’s 4.1 million small businesses, 1.2 million (29%) are minority owned. The CalAsian Chamber alone represents the voice of over 600,000 Asian and Asian Pacific Continued on page A6

Trez V.  Pugh, III,  owner of Sip and Savor coffee house puts up businesswoman Keeana Barber’s “Black Owned Business” sign at his Bronzeville location. (Photo: Amber Marie Green/Provided)

California Black Women Leaders Organize to Open Paths for Others Quinci LeGardye California Black Media After launching a campaign last year to push for another Black woman to replace Vice President Kamala Harris in the United States Senate, a coalition of California Black women leaders say they are not defeated. They are organizing. Many of the women – federal or state legislators, other elected officials and political leaders –have made history in California and across the nation. Now, they have come together to organize, launching an effort to ensure that more Black women are voted into elected office in California. On Feb. 15, the California Black Women’s Collective (CBWC) hosted “Conversation with Congresswomen Karen Bass, Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters.” Melanie

Campbell, President and CEO of the National Coalition of Black Civic Participation and convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, moderated the virtual event. “After we were disappointed that we were not able to keep the seat for the United States Congress, we wanted to make sure that we did not lose our momentum, so we brought together this collective of Black women across California to make sure that we stay visible and active and engaged,” said LaNiece Jones, Executive Director of Peralta Colleges Foundation and Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA). According to the event’s organizers, the goal of CBWC is to amplify the priorities of Black women and organize with the goal of securing adequate representation for Black women in government. They also work in solidarity with the #WinWithBlackWomen initiative, which advocates for

Black women lawmakers nationally. The congresswomen spoke about how they ended up serving in the state legislature and later Congress, with all of them mentioning that they were ushered in by other Black legislators who called them to serve. Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-CA-37) said she entered the race for the California Assembly because other Black legislators were going to Congress and there weren’t going to be any African American women serving in the state legislature had she not run and won. “That was very motivating to me because all of the issues that we had worked on in the community. When people leave, everything that you’ve worked on can be reversed. So, that’s what led me to run for office,” said Bass. When asked who had been critical to their success in Continued on page A4

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Murder Charge Dropped Against Al Sharpton’s Half-Brother

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Rev. Al Sharpton’s half-brother has been cleared of a capital murder charge after a grand jury refused to indict him over a 2018 fatal shooting that police said was committed by a man he was driving. The Rev. Kenneth Glasgow, a voting rights activist, was arrested after a passenger in his car was accused of fatally shooting a woman who the passenger believed had stolen his car. Court records made public Thursday show that an 18-member grand jury refused to indict Glasgow, meaning they did not think there was probable cause to hold him responsible for the shooting. Dothan police had said Glasgow drove Jamie Townes to look for his stolen car before Townes shot 23-year-old Breunia Jennings. Alabama law says a person does not have to be the triggerman to be indicted on capital murder charges but that a person aiding or abetting a criminal act is equally liable. Glasgow had said he had only offered Townes a ride. Police arrested Glasgow in 2018. The grand jury returned the “no bill” three years later. Glasgow said in a statement that he was thankful that grand jurors, “saw the truth and not the picture that was painted against me and my character.” “It isn’t easy to express how I feel at this moment, knowing the charges imposed upon me should not have ever happened. The weight of this charge has caused deep turmoil and increased anxiety levels to my family, friends, colleagues, and supporters,” Glasgow said. Glasgow, the founder of The Ordinary People Society, is a well-known Alabama activist who has worked on voting rights restoration for former felons, prison reform and other issues. Glasgow has been free on bond but has had his location monitored since his release. Court records indicate that the case against Townes is going forward. District Attorney Pat Jones did not immediately return an email seeking comment. Glasgow’s attorney, Derek Yarbrough, said Glasgow’s family is thankful that his client has been cleared. “It has been hanging over his head for this long,” he said. Glasgow still faces an unrelated drug charge.

Deputies Who Shot Black Man Debated Whether to Stop Him By ROBERT JABLON Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – Orange County sheriff’s deputies debated whether to stop a homeless man with mental health issues for jaywalking last year before shooting and killing him during a struggle, according to newly released video footage. The Sept. 23 death of 42-year-old Kurt Reinhold, who was Black, touched off protests and a lawsuit alleging that his race played a role in the confrontation. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday released a “critical incident” briefing video that included footage from a patrol car camera and a motel security camera along with previously released video from a witness’s cellphone. Reinhold was stopped in San Clemente by two deputies assigned to homeless outreach. They spotted Reinhold while sitting in their patrol car. He apparently spotted them and began walking. In audio from microphones worn by the deputies, one tells the other: “Okey-doke. He’s seen ya. He’s seen ya, copper.” A moment later, one deputy says: “Watch this. He’s going to jaywalk” and adds: “There we go.” ‘It’s controlled, man,” the deputy says, meaning the crossing has traffic signs or signals. “I don’t know, dude,” the other deputy replies doubtfully. “It is,” his partner insists and a moment later tells him: “Don’t make case law.” “It’s not case law,” the deputy replies. The cruiser then pulls up to Reinhold, whom the deputies want to identify, as he stands on the sidewalk. He apparently begins to walk away, and the deputies order him to stop. “Are you going to stop or are we going to have to make you stop?” one deputy says. “For what? For what?” Reinhold replies. When Reinhold is told he is being stopped for jaywalking and resisting arrest, he replies: “That’s ridiculous.” The confrontation escalates with the agitated Reinhold repeatedly telling a deputy who puts out a hand to stop him: “Stop touching me.” The witness cellphone video shows Reinhold trying to walk as a deputy tries to halt him and push him back to the sidewalk. Reinhold shoves back, and the deputies grab him. All three fall to the ground, struggling. On the witness video, a deputy is heard yelling several times: “He’s got my gun!” Two shots are then heard. In a close-up of footage from one video, Reinhold appears to grab at a deputy’s gun or holster, but his family has said he was simply flailing. Although a deputy performed CPR, Reinhold died at the scene. Reinhold’s family is suing the county for wrongful death. A statement from the family released through their attorney Thursday said the new video confirmed that the deputies “had no reason” to stop Reinhold and said the officers are heard disagreeing about whether he had jaywalked. The deputies “created and escalated” the confrontation, attorney John Taylor said in the statement. “Mr. Reinhold wasn’t in distress and didn’t pose any danger to himself or anyone else,” Taylor said. “If he wasn’t a Black man, this stop never would’ve happened, let alone the shooting that takes his life.” The shooting remained under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department and the county district attorney’s office.


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President Biden Taps Meharry Medical College President for COVID Task Force

Meharry Medical College President and CEO Dr. James Hildreth.

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
 Meharry Medical College President and CEO Dr. James Hildreth has been named by President Joe Biden as a member of his COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Dr. Hildreth, the renowned immunologist and academic administrator and Meharry’s 12th president, sat on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration board that approved the first U.S. coronavirus vaccines. “I am honored to be chosen by President Biden as a member of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. We are facing one of the largest challenges in the history of our nation,” Dr. Hildreth wrote in a statement. “COVID-19 has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, and if adequate steps are not taken, this number will continue to grow. As we have seen, COVID-19 does not discriminate, it does not respect borders, and it does not behave according to our timelines,” Dr. Hildreth added. The United States has reported more than 27.2 million cases of the virus, and the death toll is nearing 470,000. Immediately following his Jan. 21 swearingin, President Biden issued a national strategy for the COVID-19 response and pandemic preparedness. “For the past year, we could not turn to the federal government for a national plan to answer prayers with action – until today,” President Biden stated. He then issued a 200-page report outlining a national strategy to beat the pandemic. The President called it a comprehensive plan that starts with restoring public trust and mounting an aggressive, safe, and effective vaccination campaign. “It continues with the steps we know that stop the spread like expanded masking, testing, and social distancing. It’s a plan where the federal government works with states, cities, Tribal communities, and private industry to increase supply and administer testing and the vaccines that will help reopen schools and businesses safely,”

President Biden remarked. “Equity will also be central to our strategy so that the communities and people being disproportionately infected and killed by the pandemic receive the care they need and deserve.” The President further noted that defeating the pandemic would take Congress providing the necessary funding, and families and neighbors continuing to look out for one another. He said the country would need health care providers, businesses, civic, religious and civil rights organizations, and unions all rallying together in common purpose and with urgency, purpose, and resolve. “We will need to reassert America’s leadership in the world in the fight against this and future public health threats,” President Biden asserted. Dr. Hildreth noted that the virus has had the largest impact on communities of color, among Black and brown Americans with underlying health conditions. “Without our immediate attention and a national, organized effort to fight this virus, we will be dealing with its impact for years to come,” Dr. Hildreth remarked. “As the President of a historically Black medical school that was founded to eradicate health disparities between majority and minority communities, this work is a focus for me and my institution. I am committed to working with our national leadership to develop cohesive plans that will address these silent killers - illnesses like COVID-19 that impact our most vulnerable populations at alarming rates,” Dr. Hildreth stated further.  “We must address the pandemic together. I am confident that President Biden’s heightened focus on the pandemic will accelerate testing, treatment and vaccinations nationwide – proven strategies that will work to mitigate the virus and protect our people. “I look forward to working with my esteemed colleagues on the Task Force to restore health, wellbeing and stability to all of America.”

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group calling itself the Black Liberation Movement (BLM) and received credit for defusing a plot to bomb the Statue of Liberty. Three men were convicted of Malcolm X’s 1965 murder. Talmadge Hayer, who later changed his name to Mujahid Abdul Halim, was the only one to admit guilt in the assassination.

Norman Butler, who later changed his name to Muhammad Abdul Aziz, and Thomas Johnson, later named Khalil Islam, maintained their innocence.  Aziz won parole in 1985; Islam was released in 1987, and Halim was released in 2010.  Islam died in 2009. A  Netflix documentary, “Who Killed Malcolm X?,”  was released last year and featured interviews

conducted by Abdur-Rahman Muhammad, an activist and investigator who said he dedicated his life to solving Malcolm’s murder.  Following the documentary’s release, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office announced it would review the case and reopen it if they found new evidence. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Entertainment An American Adventure’ Exhibit at The American Adventure Pavilion

EPCOT Unveils ‘The Soul of Jazz: New experience at Walt Disney World Resort takes guests on a musical tour across America with Joe Gardner from Disney and Pixar’s ‘Soul’


“The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” debuted Feb. 1, 2021, at The American Adventure inside EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This new exhibit features Joe Gardner, the musician, mentor and teacher from “Soul,” as he shares the rich and surprising history of jazz from several influential cities. (Kent Phillips, photographer) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Originated by African Americans and fusing the influences of many different cultures, jazz is a distinctly American art form. This living, breathing music is the basis for the new Disney and Pixar film “Soul,” and now the focus of a new exhibit inside EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort. “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” debuts today at The American Adventure, inviting guests on a musical tour of the United States to learn more about this colorful, inspiring and constantly evolving genre of music. This new exhibit features Joe Gardner, the musician, mentor and teacher from “Soul,” as he shares the rich and surprising history of jazz from several influential cities: New Orleans, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles and San Juan, Puerto Rico. “Walt Disney Imagineering is thrilled to bring the compelling story of jazz to EPCOT,” said Carmen Smith, Executive, Creative Development and Inclusion Strategies, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Our team was honored to work with jazz experts and institutions across the country to explore the rich history and influence of this truly American musical art form. We hope guests are as inspired by ‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’ as our Imagineers were bringing this exhibit to life.” In creating the exhibit, Walt Disney Imagineering collaborated with historians and curators from top jazz institutions, including the Historic New Orleans Collection and the New Orleans Jazz Museum in Louisiana, as well as the Louis Armstrong House Museum in New York. The exhibit showcases historic artifacts from world-renowned jazz musicians, including: • Jazz legend Louis Armstrong’s Selmer trumpet • “Jazz Jubilee” sheet music, handwritten by Jelly Roll Morton, one of the genre’s original performers and composers • “Skin Deep” percussion sheet music of Duke Ellington drummer Louie Bellson

• Cornet belonging to Bix Beiderbecke, an early jazz soloist from the 1920s • Drumsticks of Gene Krupa, member of influential jazz groups such as the Benny Goodman Orchestra and Tommy Dorsey’s band Guests will also soon be able to use the Play Disney Parks mobile app to interact with the exhibit and test their knowledge of jazz.* This new experience is part of the continuing and historic transformation of EPCOT, as the park celebrates curiosity, discovery and the magic of possibility. For more on EPCOT and Walt Disney World Resort, visit WDWNews.com and DisneyParksBlog.com. What Collaborators Say About ‘The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure’ “Louis Armstrong, affectionately called ‘Pops,’ ushered in a new era of musical innovation that has influenced musicians of all genres performing today. The Louis Armstrong House Museum is thankful to Walt Disney Imagineering for giving light to the impact of jazz as a uniquely American art form.” – Regina Bain, Executive Director, Louis Armstrong House Museum “At the New Orleans Jazz Museum, we work from the idea that jazz is one of the foundations for all American music. We are overjoyed to see a movie that recognizes its importance and are even more happy to participate in an exhibit that celebrates jazz at EPCOT.” – David Kunian, Curator, New Orleans Jazz Museum “Jelly Roll Morton’s manuscript music, part of the William Russell Jazz Collection at The Historic New Orleans Collection, stands as testament to the genius of one of the originators and unique voices in traditional jazz. More than a performer, Morton was one of the first jazz composers, and his hand-written scores – including  ‘Jazz Jubilee’  – are tangible reminders of his legacy.” –  Eric Seiferth, Curator/Historian, The Historic New Orleans Collection

New experience at Walt Disney World Resort takes guests on a musical tour across America with Joe Gardner from Disney and Pixar’s ‘Soul.’ “The Soul of Jazz: An American Adventure” debuted Feb. 1, 2021, at The American Adventure inside EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. This new exhibit features artifacts from renowned jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong’s trumpet (pictured). (Kent Phillips, photographer)

About Disney and Pixar’s ‘Soul’ What is it that makes you … YOU? Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new feature film “Soul” introduces Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) – a middle-school band teacher who gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep takes him from the streets of New York City to  The Great Before – a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Determined to return to his life, Joe teams up with a  precocious soul, 22 (voice of Tina Fey), who has never understood the appeal of the human experience. As Joe desperately tries to show 22 what’s great about living, he may just discover the answers to some of

life’s most important questions. Directed by Academy Award® winner Pete Docter (“Inside Out,” “Up”), co-directed by Kemp Powers (“One Night in Miami”) and produced by Academy Award nominee Dana Murray, p.g.a. (Pixar short “Lou”), Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” is now streaming on Disney+ (where Disney+ is available). *Message, data and roaming rates may apply. Availability subject to handset limitations, and features may vary by handset, service provider or otherwise. Coverage and app stores not available everywhere. If you’re under 18, get your parents’ permission first.

By MATT WICKSTROM The Herald Leader LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – “Basketball’s an art, Dame’s a masterful portrait. Stats is important but his impact’s enormous.” Those are just a couple bars from Devine Carama’s latest rap, a collaboration with the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers that came about after the team slid into the artist’s Instagram DMs in early February asking him to create a short four-bar rap and video hyping up star point guard Damian “Dame” Lillard ahead of the deadline for the league’s All-Star voting, not that he needed much help. Jumping at the chance, Carama accepted the invitation and immediately contacted long-time collaborators Brandon Turner, a videographer at KET and the owner of Unsung Hero Media, and Jaysyn “JK-47” Wyche, studio engineer and producer, to help craft a video of the artist rapping his bars at Charles Young Park on the city’s east end. Within 48 hours Carama and Turner had the project filmed, edited and ready to go, even adding in a last minute clip of Lillard’s game-winning shot against the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 30 to further enhance the push for the point guard’s All-Star bid. “I wasn’t about to do just another cell phone video like I normally would for (hash)4BarFriday,” said Carama. “I wanted to take this seriously and put together a high quality production . I guess we hit a clutch shot with time until our deadline winding down, just like Dame hitting a buzzer beater. Since then, Lillard’s late-game heroics have only continued to mount. On Wednesday night he scored 43 points, including a go-ahead three-point play with 16.5 seconds left, to lead the Trail Blazers to their sixth consecutive win over the New Orleans Pelicans. The highlight reel performance proved that he’s not just a worthy NBA All-Star, but one of the likely favorites for league MVP as well. Now a six-time All-Star (although he narrowly missed out on the starting lineup this year following a tiebreaker with the Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic), as of Thursday night Lillard sits at fourth in the NBA in scoring at 29.3 points per game, third in threepointers made with 105 and tenth in assists per game with 7.4. The All-Star collaboration came about through Lillard’s (hash)4BarFriday weekly rap series on Instagram, first started in 2013 as a way to showcase and build up his own rap career, where he’s known as Dame D.O.L.L.A.

The series now has over 62,000 followers and Lillard uses it to showcase other up-and-coming artists from around the country and world. One of those frequently featured artists has been Carama, who has submitted 105 verses since his first contribution May 2017. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Lillard teamed up with Genius.com to host nine weekly rap cyphers broadcast live on Instagram pitting top members of the (hash)4BarFriday community against one another. One of those select few was Carama, who came out victorious in two of the three cyphers he participated in, falling short in the other due to technical issues with his phone. He was the only two-time winner during the series’ limited run thus far that has been judged by hip-hop heavyweights like Benny The Butcher, Lil’ Cease, Common, Fabolous and Genius’ Vice President of Content Strategy, Rob Markman. Since starting to engage with the (hash)4BarFriday community Carama has seen his Instagram followers nearly double to just north of 7,200, including follows from the likes of Lillard, Lil’ Cease and Markman, among others., helping to give his music a platform like never before. “To have people like Little Cease follow me on Instagram and have Fabolous, an artist I’ve been a fan of for years, quote one of my bars is incredibly surreal,” said Carama. “However, it’s opened up a lot of doors not just for my music but most importantly for my youth mentorship programming and other projects related to my business Believe in Forever Inc.” Since the video was shared by the Trail Blazers’ official Instagram on Feb. 9 Carama says he’s received calls, emails and DM’s from youth mentors and teachers nationwide inquiring about mentoring and Black History Month programming. And the young people he works with have been full of excitement about seeing his rap about one of the NBA’s biggest stars getting shared around, with over 28,000 views. “To be even more validated by the young people that I serve is what’s most rewarding out of all this as it creates more of an opportunity for me to impart my wisdom on them due to the momentum and clout gained through my rapping,” said Carama. “I’m not really in this to become a big star. The most gratifying part to me is being able to use this notoriety and funnel it back into my work in the community here.”

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Our Native Daughters Bring Black Women’s Voices to Forefront By KRISTIN M. HALL AP Entertainment Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Playing a banjo as a Black female artist is a form of activism for the four members of Our Native Daughters. Their story, appearing in a new documentary called “Reclaiming History: Our Native Daughters” airing Monday on the Smithsonian Channel, is both personal and ancestral, connecting the stories of Black enslaved women to their own experiences dealing with constructs of genre, race and class. Documented on video, Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCalla, Allison Russell and Amythyst Kiah wrote together in 2018 in a tiny Louisiana studio and recorded the music in just 12 days. All of them play the banjo and have worked primarily in acoustical, roots music. “We wouldn't be here doing this, having this talk if it wasn't for the strength and the resilience and tremendous wealth of that lineage that's carried forward in us,” said

Russell. “It was a healing experience to make this music together.” Giddens has won a Grammy Award and a McArthur Fellowship for her exploration of Black musical history that has largely been whitewashed. But all of them have experienced dismissals of their interest in acoustic and folk music. “Why, if you pick up a banjo, does someone assume it's a white Appalachian thing? Why does someone assume if you're Black, you must be doing urban music, whatever that means?” said Russell. “I am an urban Black country woman playing the banjo.” “There is stigma, and there's a lot of pain and there's a lot of reasons why that is,” said McCalla. “Songs of Our Native Daughters” which came out on the Smithsonian Folkways record label in 2019, focused on the stories of women during the transatlantic slave trade, but also the triumphs of Black women. One song focuses on Polly Ann, the wife of the steel driving folk hero John

Henry, while “Quasheba, Quasheba” is about Russell's African ancestor who was bought as a slave. “People are ready to sit with this history and I think doing it with music, it's like the best way to disarm a person,” said Kiah. Kiah earned a Grammy nomination for her song “Black Myself ” from this record, which she has re-recorded into a new version released on Friday. The song addresses the intra-racial discrimination that focuses on the darkness of a person's skin, inspired by experiences she had seen in her own life as well as historical accounts. “There's this idea of the lighter that you can get, the more you'll be respected by the white supremacist society that they were living in, that we are still living in,” said Kiah. The documentary shows them on tour playing to largely white audiences, an issue that has prompted a lot internal discussions among the group. They aren't responsible for how their music is marketed in a commercial music

industry, but what does it mean if they aren't reaching some Black audiences? “We each have had frustrations with the way that American music is segregated,” said Giddens. “What we're trying to do is dismantle the thing that is keeping the Black audiences from the show.” Throughout the documentary, the artists explain the history of Black music and instruments that created the roots of so many different styles of modern American music. As Russell explains it, the music is global, mixing and traveling across continents through the African diaspora. “As much as we need to face the pain of the past, we also have to bring forward the joy and the innovation. And I think that's what we tried to do on this record,” said Russell.


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their career, the congresswomen spoke about Black women community leaders and local government leaders who have worked with and inspired them, including Mary Henry, Opal Jones and Lillian Mobley in South Los Angeles, Maudelle Shirek in Berkeley, Nolice Edwards and Kellie Todd Griffin in Sacramento, and Edith Austin in Oakland. “What I liked most about them was the courage that they had. If you could’ve seen them operate, you would’ve been instilled with the kind of strength that they helped to generate for me. I’ve been out of place, outspoken,

confrontational, all of that, because of all these women, and I love it, and I’m so pleased I knew them and embraced me,” said Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA-43). Speaking about their legacy, the congresswomen all say they hope they will be recognized for the fights they have led on behalf of their communities, and for delivering for their constituents. Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA13) emphasized the importance of changing systematically oppressive systems. “Like Shirley Chisholm said, when you get inside it’s not about playing by the rules, it’s about changing those rules because they weren’t made for you and me. So, I hope that my legacy will be, I didn’t go along to get along and I

tried to change the systems and structures that are creating such oppression for so many marginalized people,” said Lee. State and local Black women legislators also spoke about the legacies they want to leave, and what they want to accomplish for both their constituents and the women who will follow in their footsteps in various roles. They also touched on the importance of creating a better future of Black Californians. “I wanted to demonstrate to people from San Diego and for African Americans across the state, that we can actually fight this battle and win,” said California Secretary of State Shirley Weber. “That was something that was so

important because so many of our communities settle for little or nothing in terms of representation. So, my goal was to basically demonstrate that we can get police reform, that we can get a reparations bill passed, that we can do things in California that others think that we couldn’t do.” State Board of Equalization Member Malia Cohen said, “This country has done dubious things in terms of passing policies that have shaken the bedrock of our financial stability. When I think about my legacy at least, as I serve on the Board of Equalization, I really want to begin to elevate the conversation. There are very few women – let alone Black women that are in this space that are paying attention to taxes and fees and they’re paying attention to budget. That is the legacy that I hope to leave behind.” Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles), whose district includes Crenshaw, Ladera Heights, Baldwin Hills and Culver City, says Black politicians have to press their colleagues holding elected office to push for the changes they would like to see. “We are at the bottom of just about every statistic when it comes to talking about Black futures, and what our Black babies are going to grow into. At the end of the day, we have got to be riding every single fellow colleague and the administration on budget decisions that are coupled with policy decisions,” said Kamlager-Dove. Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Holly Mitchell emphasized that courage is required to succeed. “I want people to be clear about my why and understand that I was not afraid because fear is the only thing that can stop us as black women from being overwhelmingly successful. Don’t be afraid. If others are afraid of you that is their problem, not yours,” Mitchell said. Assemblymember Autumn Burke spoke about her mother, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, who also served in the state legislature. Burke said she now feels it’s her responsibility to bring Black women into the legislature as her mother did. “Creating a bench is incredibly important to me now. It was one of my mom’s legacies. So many of her staff became speakers and supervisors and city council members. It’s something she’s really proud of. And as I look now, as I’m getting a little bit older, I’ve realized how important that really is. When I look around that room, knowing that I’m going to be the only one there, and what a disservice that is to our communities,” said Burke. San Francisco Mayor London Breed spoke on her motivation for getting into politics, after growing up in poverty. Now she wonders why she was one of the only members of her neighborhood to go to college and get out of poverty. “All the people I grew up with, I now see them in the Tenderloin, sometimes strung out. I’ve gone to more funerals and I can count. The only reason why I decided to do work as a public servant is because I wanted to change things from a perspective of someone who’s was forced to live in it for most of my life. So what I want my legacy to be is I want to look back, and I want to feel and see a difference in people’s lives,” said Breed.

NBA Legend Isiah Thomas Sets Up to Dominate the Pan-American Cannabis Space Superstar and NBA Icon Isiah Thomas, whose Cheurlin Champagne is one of the best-selling in the world, announced that his company, ISIAH International, LLC, will invest $3 million into One World Pharma, Inc., a U.S. based, fully licensed, pure-play hemp and cannabis ingredient producer in Columbia. Stacy M. Brown NNPA Senior Correspondent NBA Icon Isiah Thomas continues to make history in a post-playing career that’s fast becoming as legendary as years on the hardwood. The superstar, whose Cheurlin Champagne is one of the best-selling in the world, announced that his company, ISIAH International, LLC, will invest $3 million into One World Pharma, Inc., a U.S.-based, fully licensed, pure-play hemp and cannabis ingredient producer in Columbia. Thomas’ ISIAH International is a holding company “Let it be known,” Thomas, using his favorite hashtag, with interests in a diversified portfolio of companies.

tweeted about the deal. “There are few, if any, reliable, industrial scale, global supply chain companies in this space and we intend to be one. I am pleased to initiate this next chapter of growth,” Thomas added. According to a news release, the $3 million investment will fund the expansion of farm operations, additional certifications for THC seeds already approved by the government of Colombia, Global GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) certification and the build-out of a GMP certified state-of-the-art THC/CBD extraction facility. The investment will be made in installments over six months, with the first tranche of $250,000 having already been funded. The farm expansion through this funding is expected to allow One World Pharma to significantly increase revenue in the second quarter of 2021 through the increased sale of seeds, newly approved cuttings, and extracted oil.  Thomas made the substantial financial commitment through ISIAH International reportedly because of his belief in the bright future of the global cannabis market, which leading research firms assert will reach $47 billion in annual sales by 2025. ISIAH International is a holding company with interests in a diversified portfolio of companies.

Wholly owned Thomas, ISIAH International invests in companies with strong market positions and growth potential. With this investment, Thomas becomes one of the largest minority business owners in the Pan-American cannabis space.   “We could not be more thrilled. When Isiah Thomas assumed the role of CEO, he lent us his good name and his world-renowned leadership and business acumen. Today, he provides the funding for the Company to truly execute on its plan to become a leading international supplier of the finest cannabis ingredients,”  Dr. Kenneth Perego, OWP’s Executive Chairman, noted in the news release.  “After extensive analysis of Colombia, the world market and these most recent developments at the Company, I passionately believe there is a tremendous opportunity to build a world class, valuable, environmentally and socially conscious company that is a significant player in the global cannabis and industrial hemp industries,” stated Isiah Thomas, on behalf of ISIAH International. “There are few, if any, reliable, industrial scale, global supply chain companies in this space and intend to be one.  I am pleased to initiate this next chapter of growth.”

relationships to figure it out. “This is too critical and too important for us to let this get out of our hands,” Richardson said. In addition to Fresno and Kern, other counties in the initial group include Riverside, Kings, Imperial, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin and Stanislaus. Starting March 3, another group that includes Los Angeles, which has 10 million of California's nearly 40 million residents, will be added. San Francisco is among the counties being added in mid-March, though the dates and counties in each group are subject to change. Joe Prado, community health division manager in Fresno County, said his team had a good talk with Blue Shield representatives and does not get the sense the insurer will hijack the county's system. But there will be new management metrics in place, including the county's ability to administer doses within a week, which Prado says will be easier once they get the anticipated three-week notice for how many shots to expect. “Right now, without any direction or a plan from Blue Shield, nothing will change on Sunday,” he said. The fast-tracked, no-bid $15 million contract charges Blue Shield with creating a “statewide vaccine network” to ensure the rapid delivery of vaccines. Among the requirements: Rural Californians should be able to reach a vaccine site within 60 minutes and urban residents within 30 minutes. Homebound people must receive the vaccine at their residences. The state must be able to administer 3 million vaccines per week by March 1, dependent on supply. Now it is doing about 1.4 million. Blue Shield must work with the state to develop an algorithm to determine how vaccines are allocated

and set incentive payments and performance aimed at getting providers to give doses out more quickly and to the right populations. The state also will set goals for what percentage of vaccines go to people in low-income or otherwise disadvantaged areas. Some counties and providers wonder how Blue Shield and the health care network Kaiser Permanente, which has also been tapped to help out, will cultivate the trusted relationships needed to vaccinate the underserved populations Newsom hopes to reach. St. John's Well Child & Family Center, a community health center whose clinics serve Black and Latino residents in south and central Los Angeles, plans to open three new vaccination sites and start inoculating worshippers at churches. “It seems like we've got our groove on now, the counties are getting vaccine, particularly in the bigger counties, they're getting it into the low-income communities of color,” CEO Jim Mangia said. However, he said “the incredible power that a non-elected body” like Blue Shield has over vaccine distribution is disconcerting. Carrigan said there are currently more than 90 vaccination providers in her county of 900,000 people, and her office doesn't have a say which ones will remain under Blue Shield. The county has been using spreadsheets to keep track of vaccinations and will continue to do so for people who already have appointments and for those who have received first doses and are awaiting a second, she said. “We feel like in Kern County we have this system dialed in. We're ready. We just need more supply,” she said. “So making changes without a lot of explanation, without a lot of details, is a little bit scary for us, to be frank.”

New Vaccine Delivery System Starts in Kern County and California By JANIE HAR, AMY TAXIN and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ California's new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties, a first step in Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout hampered by limited national supply. Newsom announced last month that his administration had tapped insurer Blue Shield to design and manage a centralized system to get doses out quickly and equitably. He said the state also needs robust data to ensure vaccines are distributed equitably and reach low-income communities, largely Latino and Black, disproportionately affected by the pandemic. An initial list provided by the state showed 10 counties in the inland sections of central and Southern California chosen to be the first to make the transition to the Blue Shield system this week, although one county said Friday it would shift later. While the counties understand the goals, there's confusion about what changes will occur. Brynn Carrigan, Kern County's director of public health, said she was told that starting Sunday everyone must make appointments through the state's vaccine signup system, called My Turn. In neighboring Fresno County, a spokeswoman for St. Agnes Medical Center said it had no plans to switch its scheduling system. “It's scary to give up control of a system that we've spent a lot of time on, that's working really well right now,” Carrigan said. “Our hope is there's not a lot of hiccups and this goes smoothly.” Darrel Ng, vaccine spokesman for the state's public

health agency, declined to answer questions about what to expect during the transition. But he said the state and Blue Shield “have worked tirelessly to plan and implement phased changes to more efficiently and equitably administer vaccines.” He said they will share more information next week. Blue Shield spokesman Matthew Yi also declined to provide more detail, saying in a statement Saturday they are working “closely with state public health officials, local health jurisdictions, healthcare providers and others” to overcome the pandemic. California has used stadiums, arenas, fairgrounds _ even Disneyland _ to build a large capacity to administer shots, but much has gone unused because of the limited availability of vaccines. Residents were frustrated when the state first started vaccinating the general population in January, with 58 counties and individual hospital systems setting their own rules for who could make an appointment and how. While state officials have been clear on what they want the new system to accomplish, they have provided little information on how counties and other providers are expected to get there. And officials are upfront that they don't have answers yet to critical questions, including how they will measure equity, what the monthly equity target is or even the complete network of providers. What is sure is that counties will not be allowed to add any more vaccine providers, because the state through Blue Shield will decide who administers shots. Yolanda Richardson, the state official in charge of implementing the change, faced a barrage of questions and concerns at a community advisory committee meeting last week. She said the state has the expertise and the


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PUBLIC NOTICE SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCV-19-102355 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): GAIL ELLEN MARTIN, a business owner. et al YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): JUDGE A. ROBERTSON NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF KERN, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Judge A. Robertson, 1200 First Street, Bakersfield, CA 93394 DATE (Fecha): 11/19/2020 (no signature), Clerk (Secretario), by (no signature), Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0228 2021-B0229 2021-B0230 Doing business as: NANOKNEE INSTITUTE / NANO CLINIC / BONE & JOINT CENTER at 620 California Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 860 Oak Park Blvd., Ste. 101, Arroyo Grande, Ca. 93420 County: Kern Full name of registrant: THOMAS D. FERRO, M.D., A MEDICAL CORPORATION, CA, 248 Candice Court, Arroyo Grande, Ca. 93420 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: THOMAS D. FERRO, M.D. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/01/1991 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 20, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 January 20, 2026 BAKERSFIELD

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PUBLIC NOTICE NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0225 Doing business as: HEIGHTEN DISPATCHING at 4900 California Ave., Suite 210-B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 3413 Rio Grande Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Full name of registrant: H E I G H T E N MANAGEMENT LLC, CA, 4900 California Ave., Suite 210-B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: DANIEL LUNA 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: January 20, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, 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 January 20, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0284 Doing business as: RESILIENT FLOWERS at 6202 Estavez Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: NANCY MOSQUEDA RODRIDGUEZ, 6202 Estavez Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Full name of registrant: DAISY FLORES, 5419 Tyner Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: CoPartners SIGNED: NANCY MOSQUEDA RODRIDGUEZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/31/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 21, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 January 21, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0253 Doing business as: REAL STEEL CLASSIC CARS at 10416 Sterling Silver St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GALON WESLEY GORDON, 10416 Sterling Silver St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: GALON WESLEY GORDON The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/07/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 21, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 January 21, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0222 Doing business as: ROYAL TRUCK WASH at 8247 Kimber Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GURJIT BASSI, 4024 Flintridge Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Full name of registrant: ANANT PAL SINGH, 204 Somerford Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: ANANT PAL SINGH The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/01/2004 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 20, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, 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 January 20, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021

������������������������������� ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0171 Doing business as: GORDON OIL & GAS CONSULTING SERVICES at 10416 Sterling Silver St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GALON WESLEY GORDON, 10416 Sterling Silver St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: GALON WESLEY GORDON The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/05/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 15, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 January 15, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0252 Doing business as: GORDON MOTORSPORTS at 10416 Sterling Silver St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GALON WESLEY GORDON, 10416 Sterling Silver St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: GALON WESLEY GORDON The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/07/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 21, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 January 21, 2026 BAKERSFIELD

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-20-103010 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 PETITION OF: ANNTOINETTE EBONEE AGUILAR FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ANNTOINETTE EBONEE AGUILAR for a decree changing names as follows: Present name DONTE DAVID-CAMERON AGUILAR JR Filed a petition with this court Proposed name CAMRYN EZEKIEL AGUILAR 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 16, 2021 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 Other: Non-petitioning parent to be served as required by CCP Sec. 1277 Date: January 8, 2021 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY Petitioner: Anntoinette Ebonee Aguilar 6408 Monitor Street Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Phone: (661) 778-7280 E-Mail Address: Anntoinette16@ gmail.com BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 ������������������������������� SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCV-20-102174 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO

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AL DEMANDADO): CALEB SCOTT HANSON; DOES 1 throught 10, inclusive; YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): AMCO INSURANCE COMPANY, an Iowa corporation NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF KERN, 1415 Truxton Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Law Offices of Jay W. Smith Esq. Sbn: 150113 and Nancy A. Young, Esq. Sbn: 183328 6644 Valjean Avenue #200 Van Nuys, Ca 91406 (T) 818-709-2556 (F) 818-709-2513 DATE (Fecha): 9/17/2020 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS, Clerk (Secretario), by Candice Rocha, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ELIZABETH R. BIDDULPH CASE NUMBER: BPB-20-003083

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ELIZABETH R. BIDDULPH A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by HEATHER ANN BIDDULPH in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: BAKERSFIELD COURTHOUSE THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that HEATHER ANN BIDDULPH be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to pprobate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed

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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: Mar 19, 2021 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: 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 on 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. Attorney for Petitioner: Brandon B. Holladay 1901 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Telephone: (661) 861-7911 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (Y&N) PUB: Feb 10, 17, 24, 2021

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0330 2021-B0331 2021-B0332 Doing business as: MATRIMONIOS ETC / MATRIMONIOS BAKERSFIELD / MATRIMONIOS CALIFORNIA at 5913 Niles St. Ste 4, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TRIMITES CALIFORNIA INC, CA, 5913 Niles St. Ste 4, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: MARIBEL GONZALEZ ROLON, CFO 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: January 26, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 January 26, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0376 Doing business as: ALOHA BAKERY at 2709 Ricki Jeanne Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JENNIFER FLORES, 2709 Ricki Jeanne Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JENNIFER FLORES 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: January 27, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 January 27, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0312 Doing business as: MYKAL’S NOTARY SERVICE at 7120 Hanover Circle, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 12194, Bakersfield, Ca. 93389 County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANGELA LOCKHART, 7120 Hanover Circle, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ANGELA LOCKHART The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 02/11/2016 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 25, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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.,

PUBLIC NOTICE 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 January 25, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 2021 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-21-100166 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 PETITION OF: DIANE LUCCI CAMPOS FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: DIANE LUCCI CAMPOS for a decree changing names as follows: Present name DIANE LUCCI CAMPOS Filed a petition with this court Proposed name DIANE LUCCI AGUIRRE 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: April 5, 2021 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: January 27, 2021 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY Petitioner: Diane Lucci Campos 6711 Valleyview Dr Apt 1 Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Phone: (661) 567-4429 E-Mail Address: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 2021 ������������������������������� ORDER TO CONTINUE INITIAL SEVERANCE HEARING CASE NO.: JS519660 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE STATE OF ARIZONA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF MARICOPA In re the Matter of: TA’ANI R.A. QUIDACHAY, A Minor Child. Petitioner having submitted her Motion to Continue Initial Severance Hearing Currently Scheduled for December 4, 2020 at 9:30 A.M., and GOOD CAUSE having been shown. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED continuing the Continue Initial Serervance Hearing Currently Scheduled for December 4, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED continuing the Continue Initial Severance Hearing to the 29th of March, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. Dated 12/8/2020 Signed By: Commissioner Nicole D. Stoutner BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 2021 CITATION Freedom From Parental Custody and Control (ABANDONMENT) Re: ADOPTION) Case Number BAT-21-003004 Superior Court of California, Count of Kern, 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 In the Matter of MEMPHIS LEON KIMBALL, Minor A person who should be declared free from the custody and control of his parent or parents. To TYLER SETH KIMBALL and to all persons claiming to be the father or mother of said minor person(s) above named. By order of this Court you are hereby cited and required to appear before the Judge Presiding in Department B of the above entitled court on March 19, 2021, at 8:30 a.m. of that day, then and there to show cause, if any you have, why said person should not be declared free from the control of his parents according to the petition on file herein. For failure to attend, you will be deemed guilty of a contempt of court. You are hereby notified of the provisions of Civil Code Section 237.5 which provide: “the judge shall advise the minor and the parents, if present, of the right to have counsel present. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel, and if they are unable to afford counsel, shall appoint counsel to represent the parents. Date: January 22, 2021 (SEAL) TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: R. GARCIA, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED. The time when a citation is deemed served on a party may vary depending on the method of service. For example, see Code of Civil Procedure Section 413.10 through 415.40 PARTY WITHOUT ATTORNEY: Lindsey Impagliazzo Kimball 6308 Devon Drive Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Telephone: (661) 858-9703 E-mail: lindseykimb@gmail.com ATTORNEY FOR: IN PRO PER BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0140 Doing business as: JAMES AIR CONDITIONING 7 HEATING, INC. at 2100 Deerfield St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314

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Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JAMES AIR CONDITIONING 7 HEATING, INC., CA, 2100 Deerfield St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: PAUL JAMES, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 09/09/2005 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 15, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 January 15, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 10, 17, 24, Mar 3, 2021

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 January 27, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 2021

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0293 Doing business as: KABAYAN REMITTANCE at 1609 S H St. Ste. B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LORELIE F WHITLOCK, 3801 Kennedy Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: LORELIE F WHITLOCK The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 06/03/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 22, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 January 22, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 2021

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B2978 Business Name you wish to abandon: KABAYAN REMITTANCE Street address of business: 1609 S H St. Ste. B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: LORELIE F WHITLOCK, 3801 Kennedy Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 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: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: LORELIE F WHITLOCK, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: January 22, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0249 Doing business as: FIRST CHOICE CARPET CARE at 1303 Shasta St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHRISTOPHER MULCAHY, 1303 Shasta St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CHRISTOPHER MULCAHY 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: January 20, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, 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 January 20, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0367 Doing business as: WIRELESS FINANCING AND REPAIRS at 3699 Ming Ave. Ste F, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: WIRELESS PLANET LLC, CA, 1463 White Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: AYAD ABDO ALI NAHSHAL 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: January 27, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0263 Doing business as: TORRES TIRES at 6215 Windy River Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: EFRAIN ALEXANDER TORRES, 6215 Windy River Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: EFRAIN ALEXANDER TORRES The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/11/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: January 21, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, 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 January 21, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 2021

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0444 Doing business as: GCS TRANSPORTATION at 2436 Torino Ct., Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SANTIAGO ESPINOZA, 2436 Torino Ct., Delano, Ca. 93215 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SANTIAGO ESPINOZA 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: February 1, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 February 1, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 2021

������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-21-100248 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 PETITION OF: RUBY VENTURA AND ESTEBAN VENTURA FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: RUBY VENTURA AND ESTEBAN VENTURA for a decree changing names as follows: Present name NATHAN FRANCISCO GARCIA Filed a petition with this court Proposed name NATHAN FRANCISCO VENTURA 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: Apr 8, 2021 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: February 4, 2021 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY Petitioner: RUBY VENTURA AND ESTEBAN VENTURA 2400 La Siesta Drive Bakersfield, Ca. 93305


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Phone: (661) 302-8501 E-Mail Address: ruby.ventura@ yahoo.com BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 10, 2021

(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: Mar 12, 2021 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: Room: 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 on 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. Attorney for Petitioner: Brandon B. Holladay, SBN 217788 The Law Offices of Young & Nichols 1901 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Telephone: (661) 861-7911 Fax: (661) 861-7932

information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on February 3, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 2021

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MICHAEL ALEX GIBSON CASE NUMBER: BPB-21-002088

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MICHAEL ALEX GIBSON

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by RICKY MIKE GIBSON in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: Metro Justice Building THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that RICKY MIKE GIBSON be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to pprobate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Mar 18, 2021 Time: 10:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: 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 on 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. Attorney for Petitioner: Joseph Lechman 1200 Pasco Camarillo, Suite 295 Camarillo, Ca. 93010 Telephone: (805) 389-7374 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (JL) PUB: Feb 17, 24, Mar 3, 2021

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LARAE JANETTE SMITH CASE NUMBER: BPB-21-002091

To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LARAE JANETTE SMITH

A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by KARI MCCASLIN in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: Metro Division THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that KARI MCCASLIN 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.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: This is to notify the following persons that his/her personal household and/ or miscellaneous goods will be sold at public auction or private sale. Stor It Self Storage 4200 Patton Way Bakersfield, CA 93308. The sale will take place online at www.storagetreasures.com; the bidding will end (March, 10 2021) at 6:00 pm. K021 Joy Lasserre – Misc., Victoria Erwinschiskie – Misc., BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 2021

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0498 2021-B0499 2021-B0500 2021-B0501 Doing business as: ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE / ADVANTAGE REAL ESTATE GROUP / ADVANTAGE REALTY / ADVANTAGE REAL HOME SERVICES at 1121 W Valley Blvd. Ste I-319, Tehachapi, Ca. 93561 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SARA E LAWRENCE, 22651 Jerry Dr., Tehachapi, Ca. 93561 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SARA E LAWRENCE The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 09/12/2016 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: February 3, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, 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

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0551 Doing business as: 45 LIFE at 4900 California Ave Ste 210B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BOYER BRANDS LLC, CA, 1463 White Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: GREGORY R BOYER, CEO 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: February 8, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 February 8, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 2021 �������������������������������

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B5373 Business Name you wish to abandon: LEGACY HEARTH Street address of business: 708 Elsey St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: TMMR, INC., 708 Elsey St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 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: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: MARISA BANKS, Managing Member This statement of abandonment filed on: February 2, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 2021

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0601 Doing business as: REHNA RAIYA at 10807 Gainsborough Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RR GROUP LLC, CA, 10807 Gainsborough Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: PARNEET D. JHAH, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 07/29/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: February 9, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 February 9, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 2021

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0785 2021-B0786 2021-B0787 Doing business as: ARCVIEW SERVICES / ARCVIEW TAX CONSULTING / ARCVIEW CONSULTING at 9208 Lacroix Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MICHAEL D. ORLOFF, 9208 Lacroix Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MICHAEL D. ORLOFF The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 07/11/2010 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: February 18, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 February 18, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B0743 Doing business as: THE LIGHT TOWER at 3402 Amazon Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JENNIFER LUCHIEN, 3402 Amazon Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JENNIFER LUCHIEN 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: February 17, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M 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 February 17, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 2021

������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-21-100265 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 PETITION OF: JAIME CASTILLO & JOAHNA BOTELLO FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JAIME CASTILLO & JOAHNA BOTELLO for a decree changing names as follows: Present name JAIME JEREMIAS CASTILLO JAIME CASTILLO ZABALA Filed a petition with this court Proposed name JEREMIAH JAMES CASTILLO JAMES CASTILLO 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

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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: Apr 13, 2021 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: February 9, 2021 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY Petitioner: Jaime Castillo & Joahna Botello 10800 Montemar Dr Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Phone: (805) 539-8767 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 2021 ������������������������������� SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCL-20-013237 NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ANTONIO J TORRES LARA, an individual; DANA EMARICELA TORRES MORALES, an individual; and DOES 1 to 5, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): SUNSTREET ENERGY GROUP, LLC, a limited liability company NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por

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incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF KERN, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): THE DUNNING LAW FIRM APC Donald T. Dunning (144665) James MacLeod (249145) 4545 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 200 San Diego, Ca 92123 DATE (Fecha): 07/30/2020 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS, Clerk (Secretario), by EVAN MORAN, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 2021 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-21-100235 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 PETITION OF: SYRIA TINAJERO FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: SYRIA TINAJERO for a decree changing names as follows: Present name SALVADOR SAMUEL TINAJERO Filed a petition with this court Proposed name SAMUEL TINAJERO 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: Apr 8, 2021 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 Other: Non-petitioning parent to be served as required by CCP Sec. 1277 Date: February 3, 2021 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY Petitioner: Syria Tinajero 2701 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Phone: (661) 447-6655 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17, 2021

Hip Hop Hall of Fame Café & Museum NEW YORK — (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Hip Hop Hall of Fame™ is proud to announce that it will open its flagship Hip Hop Hall of Fame Café ™ & Hip Hop Museum Gallery in Harlem, NYC in 2021 post Covid

The HHHOF is presently in the venue vaccine. The Official ‘Hip Hop Cafe’process  hopes toofserve as architectural, / exhibits design Build an inspirationaland andcafe valuable partner in thephase. Restaurant, out construction will thenand take 4-6Business monthseconomic to open Retail, Arts, Entertainment, Small post-Covid vaccine. provided by Hip recovery, creating jobs,(Photos and revitalization of the Harlem Hop Hall of Fame)

and New York City in association with our decade long partnership with the Annual Harlem Week Celebration and Harlem Hip Hop Festival™ with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. The Hip Hop Café & Lounge Experience The co-branded themed Café’ is the hip-hop version of the Hard Rock Café and Madame Tussaud’s. The venue includes the Café, Sports Bar, Concert Lounge featuring Live Events, Retail Gift Store, Museum Gallery, and Educational STEAM programs for youth cultivating jobtraining, and career preparation. The menu will honor past and present Hip Hop Legends & Icons and celebrities as we celebrate their legacies with memorabilia and interactive exhibits. The Museum Gallery The Gallery will open with a themed ‘Hip Hop Activism & Black Lives Matter’ Visual Arts and Music Exhibition that will engage visitors with a series of impactful presentations on hip-hop music & culture artists, celebrities, athletes, and activists who have been at the forefront of the new Civil Rights and Community Socio-Economic Empowerment movement. The Gallery will feature other Hip Hop History Interactive exhibits and collections. The Educational Programming & Outreach The Hip Hop Education programs will feature ‘Culinary Chef, Hospitality, and TV/Film Production’ training programs to accelerate our push for Diversity & Inclusion in the restaurant, retail, and multi-media entertainment industries in-conjunction with our NYC Schools Arts and Media programming with our Thrive

Collective partners. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame and Museum & Hotel Residential Retail Entertainment Complex The main Official Hip Hop Hall of Fame + Museum & Hotel Mega-Entertainment Complex development project in Manhattan, NYC is making steady progress and is on track to break ground with site demolition later this year to open in Manhattan in 2023. The private stock offering IPO fund will provide a ‘co-ownership’ opportunity for private investors, fans, artists, celebrities, athletes, executives, and Wall Street firms to buy ‘equity stock’ in this historical real estate development project that will be ‘owned and operated’ by hip hop culture with our partners. This historical project can become a galvanizing force of unity across all economic, educational, religious, and geographical barriers to unify our multi-generational audiences nationally and internationally to accelerate growth and opportunities in America growing with the protest stages to an actionable community ‘socio-economic empowerment and ownership’ stage leading by example by “owning our development project.” The Hip Hop Hall of Fame is a Chartered Non-Profit organization whose mission is to preserve, promote and showcase the past, present and future of hip-hop music and cultural arts, founded by Sir JT Thompson, the creator and executive producer of the Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards TV Show that premiered on BET Network in the 1990s. For information follow the Hip Hop Hall of Fame on Twitter @HipHopHoF , Facebook @HipHopHallofFame , Instagram @OfficialHipHopHoF, Website http:// hiphophof.org.

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Islander (AAPI)-owned businesses that generate more than $181 billion in annual revenue. The Asian entities also employ over 910,135 Californians with an annual payroll of over $26 billion. AB 915, if it becomes law, could enhance African American businesses’ status in the state, supporters say. According to a June 2020 report by ZIPPIA, titled the “Most Supportive States for Black Businesses,” California ranked No. 4. ZIPPIA, an online career support company, reported that there are 10, 287 Black-owned businesses operating in the state. They employ 81, 530 employees. ZIPPIA also examined the number of Black-owned businesses per capita, using data from the United States Census’ Annual Business Survey. The top three states in the country that support Blackowned businesses are Maryland, Georgia, and New York. “It’s shocking that only 7% of the country’s businesses are Black-owned. Recent events have led to a nationwide push to support black-owned businesses. So, we wanted to find out what states support a thriving environment for Black-owned businesses,” ZIPPIA stated in the 2020 report. AB 915 updates and seeks to enact Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2006 executive order (EO S-02-06), which required the same minimum goal of 25% minority participation in government contracting. It also expands on AB 657, passed in 2017, which initiated steps to establish a “small business liaison-advocate” for each agency that regularly interacts with small businesses. This office would primarily be responsible for meeting the 25% goal. “I am proud of this piece of legislation which will not only raise the priority of all small businesses seeking contracts with the State but elevate the importance of minority-owned businesses in the State’s procurement process,” Pat Fong Kushida, President and Chief Executive Officer of the CalAsian Chamber. “It is my hope that this bill will be the first of many which proactively offer real-life solutions for the millions of business owners across California.” Also, more help is on the way for businesses suffering the most significant economic hardship from the COVID-19 recession. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins. (D-San Diego) and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced that they have reached an agreement on a package of immediate actions that will ramp up relief to individuals, families and businesses. The compromise builds on the initiatives in the governor’s state budget proposal to provide cash relief to lower-income Californians, increase aid to small businesses, and provide license renewal fee waivers to businesses impacted by the pandemic. In addition to these measures, the agreement provides tax relief for businesses, commits additional resources for critical childcare services, and funds emergency financial aid for community college students. “As we continue to fight the pandemic and recover, I’m grateful for the Legislature’s partnership to provide urgent relief and support for California families and small businesses where it’s needed most,” Newsom said. “From child care, relief for small business owners, direct cash support to individuals, financial aid for community college students, and more, these actions are critical for millions of Californians who embody the resilience of the California spirit.”

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Governor Newsom Promises More Vaccines for Vulnerable Populations in Kern County By Elizabeth Sanchez South Kern Sol Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday during a visit to Arvin that 11 new COVID-19 mobile vaccines sites will go live in the Central Valley this week, including one in Arvin. This will be Arvin’s first vaccination site, according to the Kern Public Health’s Department’s interactive map. The purpose of these sites is to provide vaccines to the most “vulnerable and valuable” populations. “The issue of equity needs to be front and center,” he said at the press conference. “These are the folks that never took the day off and never complained.” Arvin Mayor Olivia Trujillo and Supervisor Leticia Perez thanked Newsom for visiting Arvin, a farmworking town. “I am truly honored to have you here in our beautiful city of Arvin,” said Trujillo. “I have prayed for this for our community because of our farmworkers.” To help distribute more vaccines, Newsom announced Kern County, along with the rest of the Central Valley, will

receive an increase in vaccines beginning this week. Kern County will see an increase in vaccine allocation by 78 percent and the Central Valley by 58 percent. This week alone, Kern will receive 15,000 vaccines, according to the Governor. Newsom said the state is also redirecting 34,000 doses of the vaccine to the Central Valley. Although Newsom stressed equity and administering vaccines to farmworkers, he did not discuss how the state will ensure farmworkers receive vaccines. Last week, the State announced it will set aside 10 percent of vaccines for educators, but it made no mention of setting aside vaccines for farmworkers, another group eligible for vaccines. According to Newsom, the State has administered 7.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Newsom said the State’s case rate, positivity rate, death rate and hospitalization rate are all decreasing. The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Monday 111 new COVID-19 cases in Kern and 10 new COVID-19 related deaths. This brings the total number of cases to 101,849 and 783 deaths.

light fixture. I always wanted to swap out as if it was a billboard space.” He started taking art seriously in 2009 when in Virginia. A friend encouraged him to take his hobby of spray painting logos and turn it into a career. Thompson taught himself how to develop and do different painting techniques through trial and error and YouTube. “I always wanted to see the world in different colors and different styles,” explained Thompson about his artistic looks at the world. “Like take something that’s a graffiti style that’s really aggressive but take the subject that’s really soft and mash those two together.” His favorite form of art is doing graffiti style paintings. He gets a poster board and then hand cuts things out like stenciling with an exacto knife then uses graffiti cans. He enjoys making this and doing timelapse videos of the

process. “Graffiti to me is an interesting medium and spray paint because you can get down a lot of color really fast,” Thompson said. “So that’s really one of my favorite styles that I’ve developed over the years.”   To other young artists around Kern County, Thompson encourages them to explore and travel the world. Take advantage of opportunities, see what they are good at, and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. “I am an example of someone that came from Kern County. I went and did something positive, successful, and I’m still going,” he said. “I’m not even 40 years old yet, and I hope this is just the beginning. I had some people inspire me when growing up even in my young early ages, and I hope I can be that inspiration for others.”

Local Artist Transforms Community With One Mural At A Time By Janell Gore South Kern Sol Brandon Thompson, a local artist and Bakersfield native, is transforming his community with one art project at a time. His most recent project turned one East Bakersfield underpass from a drug and violent-stricken spot to a beautiful symbol of hope for the young people living in the community. The “Bloom’ mural — off of Kentucky and Beale streets — incorporates young girls from the neighborhood and served to offer hope to the community. This was the first time he incorporated the community in his art, but after the responses from the mural, he plans to do more. “The responses really hit home for me,” said Thompson. “I grew up in the central part of Bakersfield, where I had to walk to and from school a lot just because of the situation or whatever. I saw some pretty raggedy things growing up. I just felt that location over there where we were, it just is an area where it hasn’t been given any attention for some time.”  Thompson recalls this location growing up and how it

took the community to look out for each other. This is why Thompson was so moved by the community’s appreciation for him and his art in this location. Prior to pursuing his career in art, Thompson, a Bakersfield High graduate, went to the Air Force for 14 years. “I traveled all over the world. It was probably the best experience of my life,” Thompson said of the Air Force. “Probably the best thing I could have done coming right out of high school.” Thompson lived in Hawaii after the Air Force and started going to school to get his degree in Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He then returned to Bakersfield in 2017.  Art has always been fascinating to Thompson. He said it was a great way to fill space for Thompson since he was a child. He recalls kids in his neighborhood coming over to enjoy the way his room was set up. He had art and people that inspired him like Air Jordans and Mahammad Ali. “When I was a kid growing up, I had my bedroom walls decorated — head to toe — even the ceiling,” said Thompson. “The only thing that wasn’t covered was my

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Celebrating BLACK HISTORY Month

Plans to Unveil a Bust of Marcus Garvey in Ethiopia Revealed Now, 81 years after his death, officials in Ethiopia plan to unveil a Bronze Sculpture in Addis Ababa to honor the legacy of the Pan African independence movement architect. According to a news release, the sculpture highlights Ethiopia as a focal point for Pan-Africanists to engage in constructing a unifying African heritage and destiny. “Our history began, in a sense, with Ethiopia,” Dr. Julius Garvey, Marcus Garvey’s youngest son, told NNPA Newswire. By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once called Marcus Garvey the first “man on a mass scale and level to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny.” The founder of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), a fraternal order of Black nationalists, Garvey implored Black people to pride themselves in their race and return to Africa. But, through his many travels, Garvey never traversed African soil. Now, 81 years after his death, officials in Ethiopia plan to unveil a Bronze Sculpture in Addis Ababa to honor the legacy of the Pan African independence movement architect. According to a news release, the sculpture highlights Ethiopia as a focal point for Pan-Africanists to engage in constructing a unifying African heritage and destiny. “Our history began, in a sense, with Ethiopia,” Dr. Julius Garvey, Marcus Garvey’s youngest son, told NNPA Newswire. “Its history goes back to the beginning of civilization. Ethiopian history is fundamental, and it began before Egyptian history, and that’s important when you consider the true history of [man],” Dr. Garvey remarked.  “But, of course, the history has been distorted in

terms of European history, rewritten in the 17th and 18th centuries. We have to know our Black history and understand our history because we’re still making history built on what went on before.” In commissioning the sculpture, Dr. Garvey joined with the Pan African Technical Association, Strictly Roots, and the renowned Los Angeles artist  Mr. Nijel Binns  to create the Marcus Garvey Bronze.  Plans are to unveil the sculpture during a public ceremony on Aug. 17. Dr. Julius Garvey, Ambassador Yaw Davis, the founding director of the Pan African Technical Association, and renowned sculptor MNijel Lloyd Binns, plan to speak at the event that viewers can witness via  www.iaafestival. org.  Marcus Garvey earned recognition as Jamaica’s first national hero, and his bust stands in the Hall of Heroes of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. He is considered one of the central pillars of the PanAfrica movement. Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League boasted more than 6 million members and over 1,000 branches in 42 countries in Africa and the Americas. “My father was a major proponent of the redemption of Africa, but he was never allowed to go to Africa because of the colonial policies,” Dr. Julius Garvey remarked.

Marcus Garvey (Photo: A&E Television Networks / Wikimedia Commons)

“So, taking a bust of him back to Africa is significant and historical from that perspective as well,” he said. Dr. Julius Garvey again offered a reminder of the significance of knowing and understanding Black history. He pointed to the New York Times’ acclaimed 1619 series in which it detailed how the transatlantic slave trade began 400 hundred years earlier. However, the United Nations, the National Newspaper Publishers Association, and others have recognized the 500

years of the transatlantic slave trade. “You know, they say it was 400 years ago when the first African slaves landed in the United States, but people were brought to the Americas, meaning Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, before that,” Dr. Garvey exclaimed. “So, 400 years is just a convenient date, and it shows how much we need to know our history.”

In The Spotlight: Attorney Adeyinka Glover By Darlene L. Williams Contributing Writer BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—Showcasing the accomplishments, contributions, and stories of local African Americans have been the focus of the February issues in the Bakersfield News Observer (BNO). The BNO celebrates Adeyinka Glover, a Clients’ Rights Advocate and Attorney at Disability Rights California in the Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy. The 32-year old attorney advocates for the civil rights of people with developmental disabilities. Previously, Adeyinka worked as an attorney at two legal nonprofit organizations in the Central Valley; Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Inc., 2014-2017; Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability, 2017-April 2020— where she assisted clients and communities with housing, domestic violence, guardianships, and environmental justice priorities. Adeyinka believes it is important to provide high quality legal advocacy to underserved populations to ensure their needs are met so that individual, families, and communities can thrive. Glover holds a J.D. (Juris Doctor Degree) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Africana Studies at San Diego State University. Bakersfield News Observer (BNO) spoke with Adeyinka for a Q & A. Glover stated that she would much rather let her works speak for her than to be given accolades. Glover’s extraordinary achievements and biography is praiseworthy and “we give honor where honor is due.”

Q: What is your passion? A: My passion is helping people. I know it may sound cliché, but I really want to live a life of service to help those around me and advance my community. Q: What is your greatest accomplishment? A: Yet to come! Q: What is your favorite place to visit? A: My favorite place to visit is London. I have family there and it feels like another home. Q: What are your hobbies/favorite movies/favorite books? A: My favorite thing to do is travel. There is so much of the world I want to see and I am making my way across the globe. I’ve been to England (numerous times), Nigeria, South Africa, Cuba, Spain, Jamaica, among other countries. I enjoy learning about different cultures/customs and the experiences of 
Black people around the world. I enjoy experiencing art in various forms. I typically take about 1-2 trips out of the country annually. In 2019, I went to London and Belize. At the time I didn’t know that Belize would be my last trip out of the country due to the pandemic. I am glad I can say there is nothing I would have changed about my Belize trip had I known. I am so relaxed and free when I am abroad and I had the best trip—I even tried snorkeling for the first time! Despite how much I enjoy traveling, the pandemic is serious and I would not want to risk my life or my family’s life traveling unnecessarily. My love of traveling can wait. My love for traveling is not exclusive to other countries, I think it’s important to explore one’s own “backyard” and I’ve tried to do that more in recent years. I grew up in the Central Valley so I enjoy trips to Yosemite and to Colonel

Allensworth Q: Do you have a favorite quote? A: I love quotes. I typically have quotes posted everywhere for inspiration. On any given day my favorite quotes changes. A few quotes that I enjoy right now are: “We come in peace, but we mean business.”— Janelle Monae “The most common way we give our power away is by thinking we don’t have it.”—Alice Walker “Everything you do plants a seed that will produce a harvest. What are you harvesting right now? Have you planted good seeds?”—Iyanla Vanzant Q: If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be? A: There are so many things that I want to change about the world, so it would be challenging to pick one. I firmly believe change requires action so I prefer not to speak about the changes I want to see—I’d rather act to see the changes. Many of the changes I want to see will not happen overnight, but I am proud to say I am doing my part to make those changes happen. That will bring peace to my journey. Q: Who inspires you? A: I am inspired by so many people and things. I am inspired by art in all of its forms (paintings, films, books, poems). I am also inspired by the people I love and the people I encounter. More than anything else I am inspired to become more of myself. No one in the world can be a better me than me. That goes for all of us. No one can do you, better than you. So I am inspired to be the best me possible. Adeyinka Glover (Courtesy Photo)

She Bought Freedom for Herself and Other Slaves Today a Park is Named in Her Honor Alethia Browning Tanner saved enough money to purchase her freedom in 1810. “The total amount, thought to have been paid in installments, was $1,400. In 1810, $1,400 was a significant amount; about the equivalent of three years’ earnings for an average skilled tradesperson,” attucksadams.com researchers surmised.

Alethia Browning Tanner worked to purchase the freedom of more than 20 of her relatives and neighbors, mostly the family of her older sister Laurana including Laurana herself, her children, and her grandchildren.

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
 In her early years, Alethia Browning Tanner sold vegetables in a produce stall near President’s Square – now known as Lafayette Square – in what is now Northwest Washington, D.C. According to the D.C. Genealogy Research, Resources, and Records, Tanner bought her freedom in 1810 and later purchased several relatives’ release.  She was the first woman on the Roll of Members of the Union Bethel AME Church (now Metropolitan AME Church on M Street), and Turner owned land and a store at 14th and H Streets, which she left to her nephews – one of whom later sold the property for $100,000. Named in her honor, the Alethia Tanner Park is located at 227 Harry Thomas Way in Northeast DC. The park sits near the corner of Harry Thomas Way and Q Street and is accessible by foot or bike via the Metropolitan Branch Trail, just north of the Florida Ave entrances. “The first Council legislative meeting of Black History Month, the Council took a second and final vote on naming the new park for Alethia Tanner, an amazing woman who is more than worthy of this long-delayed recognition,” Ward 5 Councilman Kenyan McDuffie said in 2020 ahead of the park’s naming ceremony. “[Her upbringing] itself would be a remarkable legacy, but Ms. Tanner was also active in founding and supporting many educational, religious, and civic institutions,” McDuffie remarked. 

“She contributed funds to start the first school for free Black children in Washington, the Bell School. Feeling unwelcome at her predominately segregated church, she & other church members founded the Israel Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. When the church fell on hard times and was sold at auction by creditors, she and her family stepped in and repurchased the church.” Born in 1781 on a plantation owned by Tobias and Mary Belt in Prince George’s County, Maryland, historians noted that Tanner had two sisters, Sophia Bell and Laurena Cook. “Upon the death of Mary Pratt (Tobias had predeceased his wife) in 1795, the plantation, known as Chelsea Plantation, was inherited by their daughter Rachel Belt Pratt,” historians wrote.  “Mary Belt’s will stipulated that Laurena be sent to live with a sibling of Rachel Pratt’s while Sophia and Alethia were to stay at the Chelsea Plantation.” Tanner sold vegetables at the well-known market just north of the White House in Presidents Park. It is possible – and probable – she met Thomas Jefferson there as he was known to frequent the vegetable markets there along with other prominent early Washingtonians, according to historians at attacksadams.com.  “There are also White House records suggesting she worked for Thomas Jefferson in some capacity, likely doing various housework tasks,” the researchers determined. Tanner saved enough money to purchase her freedom in 1810. “The total amount, thought to have been paid in installments, was $1,400. In 1810, $1,400 was a significant

amount; about the equivalent of three years’ earnings for an average skilled tradesperson,” attucksadams.com researchers surmised. “Self-emancipation was not an option for all enslaved peoples, but both Alethia and her sister Sophia were able to accomplish this, almost entirely through selling vegetables at the market,” the researchers continued.  “Alethia Tanner moved to D.C. and became one of a significant and growing number of free Black people in the District. In 1800, 793 free Black people were living in D.C.  By 1810, there were 2,549, and by 1860, 11,131 free Black people lived in D.C., more than the number of enslaved peoples.” Historians wrote that beginning at about 15 years after securing her manumission, Alethia Tanner worked to purchase the freedom of more than 20 of her relatives and neighbors, mostly the family of her older sister Laurana including Laurana herself, her children, and her grandchildren. All in all, Tanner would have paid the Pratt family well over $5,000. All accomplished with proceeds from her own vegetable market business, they concluded. “Alethia Tanner, it’s an amazing story of resilience, hard work, and perseverance,” D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Director Delano Hunter said at the park’s dedication.  “I just learned about this history through this, so it shows how when you name a park, you really educate people on the historical significance.”

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