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Barbershop Study Trimmed Black Men’s Hair and Blood Pressure

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News Observer Bakersfield

Volume 44 Number 28

Serving Kern County for Over 40 Years

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Delayed High Speed Rail Costs Soar to $77Billion While $77 billion is the baseline cost estimate, the plan estimates total costs could be as low as $63.2 billion or as high as $98.1 billion.

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The costs are up, the timeline is longer and major unanswered questions remain in the latest business plan for California’s proposed bullet train. Here’s a look at what’s changed since the last time the California High Speed Rail Authority updated its business plan in 2016: ROUTE - Officials now plan to build the first operating line between downtown San Francisco and Bakersfield. The prior plan called for tracks that begin in San Jose and terminate north of Bakersfield. Officials hope the slightly longer route between cities _ with stops

throughout the Central Valley _ will drive more commuters and other riders to the train once it opens. Crews then plan to extend south from Bakersfield to downtown Los Angeles and Anaheim. COSTS - The total cost to link Anaheim and San Francisco is now pegged at $77.3 billion, up 20 percent from two years ago. The business plan notes the cost could be as low as $63.2 billion or as high as $98.1 billion. Factors driving the higher costs include construction delays, unexpected costs and larger contingency funds. For now, though, the focus is on building the Silicon Valley to Central Valley link at an estimated cost of $25.1 billion to $36.8 billion. TIMELINE - Voters were told in 2008 that the full

San Francisco to Anaheim line could be running by 2020. Officials are now aiming for 2029, and only to Bakersfield. They offer vague hopes of finishing the whole system by 2033. CHALLENGES - Money and mountains present the biggest hurdles. Rail officials plan to build two lines _ one linking San Francisco and Gilroy on the west side of the coastal range and another from Bakersfield to Madera east of the mountains. That alone will require a tough vote in the Legislature to guarantee decades of funding for high-speed rail. And officials concede that there’s no firm plan for how to pay for a tunnel through the mountains to link those two lines.

Barbershop Study Trimmed Black Men’s Hair and Blood Pressure

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health. The project had pharmacists work with dozens of Los Angeles barbershops to test and treat clients. The results, reported Monday at a cardiology conference, have doctors planning to expand the project to more cities nationwide. “There's open communication in a barbershop. There's a relationship, a trust,” said Eric Muhammad, owner of A New You Barbershop, one of the barbers who participated. “We have a lot more influence than just the doctor walking in the door.” Black men have high rates of high blood pressure _ a top reading over 130 or a bottom one over 80 _ and the problems it can cause, such as strokes and heart attacks. Only half of Americans with high pressure have it under control; many don't even know they have the condition. Churches, beauty salons and other community spots have been used to reach groups that often lack access to doctors, to promote cancer screenings and other services. Dr. Ronald Victor, a cardiologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, wanted to reach black men. “Barbershops are a uniquely popular meeting place for African-American men,” and many have gone every other week to the same barber for many years, he said. “It almost has a social club feel to it, a delightful, friendly environment” that makes it ideal for improving health. Victor did a study in 17 Dallas barbershops a few years ago. In that one, barbers tested patrons and referred them to doctors. Improvements were modest. In the new study, “we added a pharmacist into the mix” so medicines could be prescribed on the spot, he said. The new work involved 303 men and 52 barbershops. One group of customers just got pamphlets and blood pressure tips while they were getting haircuts. Another group met with pharmacists in the barbershops and could get treatment if their blood pressure was high. Continued on page A2

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Kern Community Foundation Seeks Scholarship Evaluators

Thanks to many community and media partners that helped get the word out, Kern Community Foundation has received more than 600 applications (a record!) from graduating high school seniors, for its Kern Futures Scholarships for 2018-19. That represents a 40 percent increase over the 430 applications received in 2017-18. Such an overwhelming response from college-bound youth from all over Kern County means KCF needs lots of community volunteers to help with scholarship application evaluations. “Our Kern Futures Scholarship program supports deserving students on their path to postsecondary success,” said Foundation President and CEO Kristen Beall. “By assisting in the scholarship application evaluation effort, community members can help make students’ futures brighter, and do their part to raise Kern County’s educational attainment rates. This is key to the development of a thriving community and something we can all embrace.” Questions? Contact Kern Community Foundation’s Scholarship Coordinator Joe Brown at joe@kern2foundation.org, or 661.616.2605.

Porterville Man Arrested After 3-Year-Old Picks Up Handgun PORTERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Police say a man was arrested after a 3-year-old picked up an unattended handgun and pointed it at a family member at a home in central California. Officials in Porterville say the gun was quickly taken away from the child and nobody was hurt. The Fresno Bee reported Saturday that officers responded after authorities got a call that a child had access to an unattended handgun. Police say the man left the gun on a couch when he went into another room and the child picked it up. The 38-year-old suspect fled the scene with the weapon but officers found him and the gun at his residence the next day.

Indicted Attorney Dismissed from Suge Knight’s Murder Case

A recent Economic Policy Institute study revealed that Blacks haven’t made any progress in homeownership, unemployment or incarceration in 50 years. (Pixabay)

No Black Progress in 50 Years By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor Late last year, “The Washington Post” wrote that African Americans were the only group that showed no economic improvement since 2000. They based their conclusions on Census data. This year, there was even more sobering news in a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). The new study issued found “no progress” for African Americans on homeownership, unemployment and incarceration in 50 years.   Much of what was included in the EPI study was stunning data on African American economic progress. Fifty years after the famous and controversial Kerner Commission Report that identified “white racism” as the driver of “pervasive discrimination in employment and education” for African Americans, EPI concluded that not much has changed. The EPI study stated the obvious and pointed to glaring statistics. Regarding the justice system, the share of incarcerated African Americans has close to tripled between 1968 and 2016, as Blacks are 6.4 times more likely than Whites to be jailed or imprisoned. Homeownership rates have remained unchanged for African Americans, over the last 50 years. Black homeownership is about 40 percent, which is 30 percent behind the rate for Whites. Regarding income, perhaps the most important economic metric, the average income for an African American household was $39,490 in 2017, a decrease from $41,363 in 2000.

A press release about the report said that, “Black workers still make only 82.5 cents on every dollar earned by white workers, African Americans are 2.5 times more likely to be in poverty than Whites, and the median White family has almost ten times as much wealth as the median Black family.” In 2017, the Black unemployment rate was 7.5 percent, up from 6.7 percent in 1968, and still roughly twice the White unemployment rate. In 2015, the Black homeownership rate was just over 40 percent, virtually unchanged since 1968 and trailing a full 30 points behind the White homeownership rate, which saw modest gains over the same period. President Trump has bragged about the Black unemployment rate has reached record lows and homeownership has reached record highs under his presidency. What Trump leaves out is the overall statistical data over many years. Much of what the data shows is connected to systemic policy problems that have been persistent for decades. In the press release about the EPI report, EPI economic analyst Janelle Jones said that it’s clear that structural racism is the root cause of the economic inequality between Blacks and Whites. “Solutions must be bold and to scale, which means we need structural change that eliminates the barriers that have stymied economic progress for generations of African American workers,” said Jones.

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ An attorney who was indicted on witness-tampering charges was dismissed Monday from the murder case of rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight. Knight previously gave up his right to having a lawyer without potential conflicts of interest so he could keep Thaddeus Culpepper on his defense team. That decision came last month when Culpepper was under investigation but had not yet been indicted. Los Angeles County Judge Ronald S. Coen overrode Knight’s decision and removed Culpepper. Knight, 52, the co-founder of Death Row Records, has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder after he ran over two men outside a Compton burger stand in January 2015. Culpepper and another former Knight attorney, Matthew Fletcher, were both indicted a week ago on charges of conspiring to influence potential witnesses in Knight’s murder case. Both have denied any wrongdoing. The indictment accused Culpepper of arranging with a potential witness, who turned out to be a confidential informant, to provide false testimony at trial _ saying he saw weapons at the crime scene. That could bolster defense claims that Knight acted in self-defense. Culpepper said he committed no crimes and was doing his job as Knight’s defense attorney and looks forward to exonerating himself.

Man Charged with False Threat on Airplane

CHICAGO (AP) _ Authorities say a man has been charged with making a false bomb threat after telling a fellow passenger on a plane preparing to depart Chicago that it was going to explode. Court documents say 28-year-old Michael Bielinski of Chicago told a woman sitting next to him “we’re all going to die’’ Friday evening as the American Airlines flight was getting ready to leave O’Hare International Airport for Sacramento, California. Prosecutors say the woman reported Bielinski smelled of gasoline and took out a pipe containing liquid that turned out to be an electronic cigarette. The plane returned to the gate and Bielinski was arrested. He was charged Sunday and ordered held on $5,000 bail.


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Black Women You Should Know lift up it is, indeed, a tributary, a stream that flows into the larger stream of an unbounded future. The future must always be greater than the present, or there has been no progress. And, in the words of Frederick Douglas, “progress concedes nothing without a demand.” I spend much of Women’s History Month thinking of those who have come before me; I stand on their shoulders. I claim Women’s History Month for Black Women and love to call our roll of luminaries that, for me, includes Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, the first Black woman to get a Ph.D. in economics, Dr. Phyllis Ann Wallace, the first Black woman to get a Ph.D. in economics from Yale, and the first to attain tenure at MIT. There are more, but I also want to speculate about the future role of luminaries and reflect on that fact that many Black women have made it possible for us to bask in a new generation of leadership. The past has laid a foundation, but the future is far more important than the past. Thus, Leah Daughtry (who managed the 2016 Democratic National Convention), Minyon Moore (who had a key role in the Clinton campaign), and Yolanda Caraway (an amazing political operative who has worked for Rev. Jesse Jackson, President Bill Clinton, and candidate Hillary Clinton), put a footprint in the sand for future leadership with their HYPERLINK “http://www.powerrising. org/” Power Rising conference in Atlanta, last month. They gathered more than a thousand Black women from around the country to develop a “Black Women’s Agenda,” deliberately mixing up the seasoned with the sassy, established leaders with those who are eager to make their mark. Symone Sanders, the CNN commentator who made her mark supporting Bernie Sanders, and who does not back down from a fight around principles and issues, led a panel of young women who spoke of the challenges in their work. Amanda Brown Lierman, a new mom and the political director of the Democratic National Committee, was among those on another panel about life in politics. Others on that panel included LaDavia Drane, who led Black outreach for Hillary Clinton and is now chief of staff for Congresswoman Yvette Clark (D-N.Y.) and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, who is now running for Congress. These young women aren’t playing! They are calling

out their elders, but also calling out the rules. They aren’t trying to toe a line, they are trying to make a difference. Ayanna Pressley, as an example, is challenging an incumbent Democrat in a Congressional primary. Tired of being told to “wait her turn”, she has decided that now is her time. Even though she has always garnered support from Emily’s List, the fact that she is challenging a prochoice Democratic man in Boston has not won her support from the political establishment. Yet the 42-year-old sister says she will not be constrained by tradition. The Power Rising conference represented an example of that unfettered and passionate energy. One of the most promising young leaders is Tamika Mallory, one of the four co-leaders of the Women’s March. Tamika is a protégé of Rev. Al Sharpton (her parents were among the founders of the National Action Network, and she served as its Executive Director for several years). Because of her amazing work, Mallory earned a Phoenix Award from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in 2017. With appropriate humility, she accepted her award “for the people,” and the most important thing that one gets from Tamika Mallory is that she loves humanity, loves Black people, and especially Black women. She, like the others mentioned, is a leader for our future. She is the future of Black Women’s History. We all know that because she is a leader, she will attract negative energy and still, she rises, walking through life with her shoulders back, head held high, an unapologetic lover of her people. The Akan (Ghanaian) word SANKOFA translates as “go back and get it”. It is associated with the proverb “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi,” which means “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” The Adinkra symbol for Sankofa is either that of a bird with its head turned backward carrying a precious egg in its mouth, or a stylized heart shape. The precious egg is the history of our leadership, the women like Mary McLeod Bethune and Dorothy Height and Sadie Alexander and Phyllis Wallace. Even while looking backward, though, the Sankofa bird is moving forward, just like Tamika Mallory, LaDavia Drane, Amanda Brown Lierman, and so many others. In the paraphrased words of the poet Mari Evans, “Look on them and be renewed.”

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Julianne Malveaux says that the past has laid a foundation, but the future is far more important than the past.

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Newswire Columnist All too often, our “history” month turns into a tribute to the past. And while the past is an important place to

Trimming Hair and Blood Pressure Continued from page A1

At the start of the study, their top pressure number averaged 154. After six months, it fell by 9 points for customers just given advice and by 27 points for those who saw pharmacists. Nearly two-thirds of the men who saw pharmacists lowered their pressure to under 130 over 80 _ the threshold for high blood pressure under new guidelines adopted last fall. Only 12 percent of the men who just got advice dropped to that level. “This is a home run ... high-touch medicine,” said one independent expert, Eileen Handberg, a heart researcher at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Most drug trials only dream about such good results, yet they

were achieved in a regular community setting, she said. Nineteen of Muhammad's customers finished the program, and “all their blood pressures were down, every single one of them,” he said. Marc Sims, a 43-year-old records clerk at a law firm, is one. He didn't know he had high pressure _ 175 over 125 _ and the pharmacist said he was at risk of having a stroke. “It woke me up,” said Sims, who has a young son. “All I could think about was me having a stroke and not being here for him. It was time to get my health right.” Medicines lowered his pressure to 125 over 95. Treatment doesn't always mean medicines; healthier lifestyles can do a lot. Poor diets, lack of exercise and other

bad habits cause most high blood pressure. The National Institutes of Health paid for the study. Results were discussed at an American College of Cardiology conference in Orlando and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. The cost of doing this isn't really known. Victor now aims to do a study of 3,000 men in many cities around the country that will include a look at that. He also hopes to tackle high cholesterol with a similar approach. The results show that “you don't need cardiologists” to improve things, said Dr. Willie Lawrence, an American Heart Association spokesman and blood pressure specialist in Kansas City, Missouri. “We can partner with others in the community and get this epidemic under control.”

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PUBLIC NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1096 Doing business as: BRAYCO INSULTION at 429 19th St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Newlin Ray Bray, 2300 Lester St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Newlin Ray Bray The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 1, 1992 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 14, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 14, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (K) PUB: Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0991 2018-B0992 Doing business as: MASSAGE ENVY / MASSAGE ENVY SPA at 9000 Ming Ave #D1 Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: 59 Damonte Ranch Pkwy #488 Reno VN, 89521 County: Kern Full name of registrant: CSG HOLDING CA,LLC DE 59 Damonte Ranch Pkwy #488 Reno NV 89521 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: Matt Perelman, Co-President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Nov 13. 2017 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 8, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia,

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE COUNTY OF KERN’S ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEARS (FY) 2013-2014, 2015-2016, AND 2017-2018 EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS PROGRAM On April 17, 2018, the Board of Supervisors will conduct a public hearing to provide the opportunity for public comment regarding a proposed amendment to the County of Kern’s FY 2013-14, FY 2015-16 and FY 2017-18 Annual Action Plans for Community Development Programs. The Board of Supervisors will consider the following proposed substantial amendments pursuant to Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and the County’s Citizen Participation Plan. Subsequent to the public hearing, the Board of Supervisors may authorize the Department to amend the existing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded activities as follows: Amend the FY 2013-14 Action Plan and Terminate Agreement No. 246-2017 Cancel CD Project No. 44.13.2 – Alliance Against Family Violence (Alliance) Shelter Improvements Due to changes in shelter service planning and facility needs, the applicants determined the County should cancel funding of this project. In conjunction with the action plan amendment, the Board may consider termination of Agreement No. 2462017 with Alliance that provides $326,571 in CDBG dollars for the design and construction of planned shelter improvements. Amend the FY 2015-16 Action Plan Cancel CD Project No. 17.15.1 – City of Ridgecrest – Senior Center Parking Lot Rehabilitation On June 21, 2017, the Ridgecrest City Council approved a minute motion to complete $180,000 of project related activities with City funds. Consequently, previously allocated CDBG funds are no longer required for activity implementation. The City has requested cancellation of the project and available funds be reprogrammed toward the completion of another City project. The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Amendment is needed to allocate funding among allowable activities and subrecipient providers as detailed below. Since the majority of service providers to the homeless within the Plan Jurisdiction are located in the City of Bakersfield, up to 95% of funding may be awarded to subrecipients operating within the County or providing assistance to those who wish to live in the County but do not have operations located within the HUD-designated urban county jurisdiction. For this grant period, the urban county jurisdiction includes the unincorporated area of the County plus the cities of California City, Ridgecrest, Shafter, and Tehachapi. With the exception of one service provider, all of the listed service providers are located within the City of Bakersfield, a separate jurisdiction for HUD grant purposes. However, because Bakersfield is the largest population center in the County, these providers are well located to provide services to County residents. Funding provided to service providers located in the City of Bakersfield will be allocated to residents who either come from the urban county jurisdiction or receive assistance within the jurisdiction. Following the public hearing, the Board will be asked to approve the following amendment to the Action Plan: Amend the FY 2017-18 Action Plan This amendment proposes allocation of FY 2017-18 ESG funds in the amount of $355,936 as follows: Emergency Shelter - Alliance, $18,838 for shelter operations, est. 60 persons served; Bakersfield Rescue Mission, $81,718 for shelter operations, est. 890 persons served; Bethany Services, Inc., DBA Bakersfield Homeless Center (Bethany Services), $81,718 for shelter operations, est. 280 persons served; Women’s Center - High Desert, $23,965 for shelter operations, est. 205 persons served; Homelessness Prevention - Bethany Services, Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services, $4,506, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, $11,593, Financial Assistance, $23,550, est. 60 persons served; Rapid Re-Housing - Bethany Services, Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services, $13,056, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, $45,481, Financial Assistance, $16,477, HMIS, $1,026, est. 80 persons served; Street Outreach - Flood Bakersfield Ministries, Inc., Essential Services, $7,313, est. 100 persons served; Administration - County of Kern, $26,695. Immediately after the public hearing, the Board will consider the following actions: a. Approval of amendment to the County’s FY 2013-14, 2015-16, and 2017-2018 Annual Action Plans as provided herein;

b. Authorization for the County Planning and Natural Resources Department to submit all documentation related to the amendment to HUD. The public hearing is scheduled for: Location: Board of Supervisors Chambers County Administrative Center 1115 Truxtun Avenue, First Floor Bakersfield, California 93301 Date: April 17, 2018 Time: 2:00 P. M. or thereafter Comments and/or questions prior to the public hearing concerning the proposed amendments can be directed to David Press, Housing Programs Manager or James Golden, Planner III at: Planning and Natural Resources Department 2700 “M” Street, Suite 250 Bakersfield, California 93301 Phone: (661) 862-5050 Facsimile: (661) 862-5052 TTY Relay: (800) 732-2929 The Board of Supervisors Chamber is accessible to persons with disabilities. Disabled individuals who need special assistance to attend or participate in a meeting of the Board of Supervisors may request assistance at the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, Fifth Floor, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California, or by calling (661) 868-3585, or via TTY Relay: (800) 732-2929. Every effort will be made to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities by making meeting material available in alternative formats. Requests for assistance should be made five (5) working days in advance of a meeting whenever possible. BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 2018

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authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 31, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0714 Doing business as: AJS PARADISE HOME CARE FOR THE ELDERLY at 13002 Lake Pueblo Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Eva Pascua Arellano, 2237 Via Galleno Ct, Delano, Ca 93215 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Eva Pascua Arellano The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 30, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 30, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018

Doing business as: D.V.M. TRUCKING at 4525 Randy Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Danny V Medina, 4525 Randy Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Danny V Medina The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 28, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 28, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1158 Doing business as: AESTHETIC ROOM, THE at 9730 Brimhall Rd, #1 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: YU & DRAKE, INC CA 9730 Brimhall Rd #1 Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Brandy Drake, Vice President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 15, 2016 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 16, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 16, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0888 Doing business as: IGLESIA CRISTIANA BAKERSFIELD CHRISTIAN CHURCH at 3200 Bernard St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BAKERSFIELD HISPANIC CHURCH ASSEMBLIES OF GOD CA 3200 Bernard St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Leticia Stepp CEO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 2, 2001 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 5, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 5, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0752 Doing business as: AMERICAN MUSCLE SPORTS NUTRITION at 10530 Rosedale Hwy #8 Bakersfield, 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Luciano Christopher Medrano, 9407 Metropolitan Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 39911 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Luciano Christopher Medrano The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 31, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 31, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 31, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2014-B5994 Business Name you wish to abandon: AMERICAN MUSCLE Street address of business: 10530 Rosedale Hwy #108 Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Aunter Riad Haddad, 600 Hosking Ave 45C Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Aunter Riad Haddad, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Jan 31, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0672 Doing business as: DEEP WATER TACTICS at 10313 Revere Beach Dr Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Alfred Drake Jr, 10313 Revere Beach Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Alfred Drake Jr The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 29, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Jan 29, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1168 Doing business as: MONEY TEAM CHAUFFEUR SERVICES at 1313 Brea St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Mauricio Trujillo, 1313 Brea St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Mauricio Trujillo The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 16, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 16, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B0766 Doing business as: CK TOW & ASSET at 1319 Ogden St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1146 Bakersfield, Ca. 93302 County: Kern Full name of registrant: CK TOW & ASSET INC. CA 1319 Ogden St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Kalpesh Patel, Treasure The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 3, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Jan 31, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2017-B5400 Business Name you wish to abandon: O & A GARDENING SERVICE Street address of business: 3800 Phaffle Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Over Phil Ayllon, 3800 Phaffle Dr, 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: Individual SIGNED: Over Phil Ayllon, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Feb 12, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2017-B5202 Business Name you wish to abandon: COMPAS TACOS Street address of business: 7103 Firebaugh St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Salvador Flores, 7103 Firebaugh St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Salvador Flores This statement of abandonment filed on: Feb 15, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Feb 28, Mar 7, 14, 21, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1263 Doing business as: NICKY’S NAILS & SPA at 6515 Panama Ln #103 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Nguyet Thi Anh Nguyen, 6515 Panama Ln #103 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Nguyet Thi Anhy Nguyen The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 21, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 21, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1392 Doing business as: SCALES ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS at 3813 Mckenna St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SCALES ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS 3813 Mckenna St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Arron Scales, Vice President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 19, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 27, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 27, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1424

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1420 Doing business as: QUALITY CLEANING SERVICES at 10210 Hillgate Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Jacklyn Gonzalez Mora, 10210 Hillgate Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Jacklyn Gonzalez Mora The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 28, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 28, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1415 Doing business as: SUPER TOMS BURGERS at 9531 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, Ca 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: George Shinas, 9531 Rosedale Hwy Bakersfield, Ca. 93312-2147 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: George Shinas The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 28, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 28, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1369 Doing business as: MODERN MODESTY & CO at 11902 Aurora Valley Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Savannah Kaitlyn Johnson, 11902 Aurora Valley Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Savannah Kaitlyn Johnson The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 27, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and


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PUBLIC NOTICE 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 Feb 27, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 SUMMONS CITACION JUDICIAL NOTICE TO DEFENDANT AVISO AL DEMANDADO) GLENN C. HOLLAND; and DOES 1-50 inclusive You are being sued by plaintiff (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso BCV-17-102015 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 no 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.courtinfor.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 fee legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or be contacting your local or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entregue esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copla al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica 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 mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfthelp/ espanol). En la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede ms cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede preder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que liame a un abogado inmedialamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede liamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, esposible 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.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. The name and address of the court isLEl nombre y direccion de la corte es): Superior Court of the State 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 direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) ASHLEY B. HENNESSEE; MCCARTHY & HOLTHUS, LLP, 1770 Fourth Ave, San Diego, Ca 92101 Telephone: (619) 685-4800 Date: (Fecha) Aug 29, 2017 Clerk (Secretario) Geena Taylor, Deputy (Adjunto NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: you are served BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 7, 14, 21, 28, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1553 2018-B1554 2018-B1555 Doing business as: KRONICLY CONNECTED ENT. / KALIFA CHIEF / YOUNG SPANKS at 344 8th St, McFarland, Ca. 93250

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Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Jessica Marie Gonzalez, 344 8th St, McFarland, Ca. 93250 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Jessica Marie Gonzalez The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 17, 1982 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Mar 5, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 5, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2018

Full name of registrant: Mukesh Chhotalal Shah, 9311 Camargo Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Mukesh Chhotalal Shah The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Aug 31, 2013 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Mar 5, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 5, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2018

Bakersfield, Ca. 93387-0452 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Bevellie Jewel De Loney Harris, 2003 Hendricks Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Bevellie Jewel De Loney Harris The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2000 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Mar 2, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 2, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1567 Doing business as: I.I. SIR at 3313 Kapral Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Edward Leon Harris, 3313 Kapral Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Edward Leon Harris 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: Mar 5, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 5, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1450 Doing business as: ACE APPLIANCE & ELECTRONICS REPAIR at 169 Clemson St, Shafter, Ca. 93263 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Rosalio Perez Jr, 169 Clemson St, Shafter, Ca. 93263 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Rosalio Perez Jr The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: June 1, 2016 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Mar 1, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: C Valdez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 1, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1531 Doing business as: VIDESH IMPEX at 9311 Camargo Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1519 Doing business as: CANTU TRANSPORTATION at 5920 Warren Ridge Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Juan Mario Cantu Martinez, 5920 Warren Ridge Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Juan Mario Cantu Martinez 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: Mar 2, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, 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 Mar 2, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1562 2018-B1563 Doing business as: FRENCHIE FARM, THE / ROTTIE RANCH, THE at 5549 Banning St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Karla Violeta Felix, 5549 Banning St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Karla Violeta Felix The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 1, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Mar 5, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 5, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1502 Doing business as: BJ’S UNIQUE CARPET CLEANING at 1330 E Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 70452

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1482 Doing business as: BLACK RIFLE DEPOT at 4725 Panama Ln #D3-329 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Travis Alan Hamlin, 4308 Rio Viejo Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Travis Alan Hamlin 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: Mar 2, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 2, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B1193 2018-B1194 Doing business as: MOHANA HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES / MOHANA HR at 11702 Crockett Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: 8200 Stockdale Hwy, Suite M10-143 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Martin Moreno 11702 Crockett Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Martin Moreno The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Feb 20, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J GARCIA, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 20, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 14, 21, 28, Apr 4, 2018

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(NAPSI)—If your brakes are trying to tell you something, you should pay attention. A properly operating brake system helps ensure safe vehicle control and operation and it should be checked immediately if you suspect any problems. “While an annual brake inspection is a good way to ensure brake safety, motorists should not ignore signs that their brakes need attention,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way toward keeping you and others safe on the road.” What To Watch Out For Motorists should look for the following warning signs that their brakes need to be inspected: • Noise: screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes. • Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking. • Low Pedal: brake pedal nearly touches the floor before engaging. • Hard Pedal: you must apply extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage. • Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal. • Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses, even under

normal braking conditions. • Light: brake light is illuminated on your vehicle’s dashboard. Because brakes are a normal wear item on any vehicle, they will eventually need to be replaced. Factors that can affect brake wear include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type and the quality of the brake lining material. Be sure to avoid letting brakes get to the metal-to-metal point as that can mean expensive rotor or drum replacement. The Car Care Council offers a free custom service schedule and e-mail reminder service to help car owners remember to have their brakes inspected and take good care of their vehicles. It’s an easy-to-use resource designed to help motorists drive smart, save money and make informed decisions. The Car Care Council is also the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. Learn More For a copy of the council’s “Car Care Guide” or for further information, visit www.carcare.org.

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Bakersfield News Observer Contributing Writer Bakersfield, CA.- President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Soraya Coley spoke to a crowd of some Letter of recipi225 people, including 9 high school scholarship ion from Correct ents, about overcoming life’s many obstacles, disappointor Edit ments, and failures to achieve their goals the and dreams in a speech titled, “Through It All, I Still Rise.” Hurt ody Nob Bakersfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Thetaails n Train Der whe api Sorority, Inc. hosted its annual Love Luncheon ScholNear Tehach arship Program, Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11:00a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Stockdale Country Club. Tickets sold for $50.00 per person with proceeds benefitting the chapters’ scholarship fund. Dr. Coley has over 26 years of academic and administrative experience. She’s USC Women er: OR is the sixth President of California State Polytechnic UniHoops Play s Used e Fanrole. versity, Pomona-and the first woman to serveStat in that Slurs Racial Coley began the 30 minute speech with excerpts ota Tech Firm nes Min with poem “And, Still I Rise” by Maya from sthe powerful Find Success urAngelou. ene repr ‘You may write me down in history with your Black Ent bitter twisted lies, you may tread me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.’

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Some 225 people, including 9 high school scholarship recipients, this past Saturday at Stockdale Country Club. (Carrington Prichett/ Bakersfield News Observer)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The founder of a thriving Twin Cities startup company is providing guidance to other black tech entrepreneurs in overcoming a dysfunctional home life on the path to success. Clarence Bethea founded Upsie, a technology company that sells warranties that undercut retailers’ prices. Founded in 2016, Upsie now has more than 14,000 users, Minnesota Public Radio reported . Bethea grew up in a dysfunctional home. His father abused his mother, and he had to overcome homelessness and drug dealing. “It was a lot of work, but I met the right people at the right time who changed the trajectory of my life,’’ said Bethea, 37. “I received guidance and support from

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Dr. Soraya Coley, President of California State Polytechnic University, Pamona. (Carrington Pricett/ Bakersfield News Observer Photo)

Malcolm Francisco, senior at South High School, scored in the 99th percentile for US high school students on the SAT, active member of project of BEST, and has remained on the honor roll throughout his entire school career. He is enrolled in SHS prestigious Math Science Engineering Academy. Malcolm plans to attend UCLA and earn a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Bryce Jackson, senior at Stockdale High School, is a scholar athlete of the Varsity Basketball Team, represents the community by being a part of a large-scale community service project. He is currently working on a Human Trafficking Awareness Video that will be seen in all Kern County Health classes, he’s an active leader in the BSU, and is Associate Student Body Commissioner of Athletics. Bryce plans to attend UCLA or UCSB and major in Engineering or Economics. Jade Johnson, senior at Stockdale High School, She is the President of Black Student Union, serves as the Associated Student Body Commissioner of Athletics, and has volunteered numerous hours in her community. Jade

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Black Entrepreneur Finds Success with Minnesota Tech Firm ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The founder of a thriving Twin Cities startup company is providing guidance to other black tech entrepreneurs in overcoming a dysfunctional home life on the path to success. Clarence Bethea founded Upsie, a technology company that sells warranties that undercut retailers’ prices. Founded in 2016, Upsie now has more than 14,000 users, Minnesota Public Radio reported . Bethea grew up in a dysfunctional home. His father abused his mother, and he had to overcome homelessness and drug dealing. “It was a lot of work, but I met the right people at the right time who changed the trajectory of my life,’’ said Bethea, 37. “I received guidance and support from

them along the way.’’ He went to Bemidji State University in 2002 on a basketball scholarship but dropped out of college to pursue entrepreneurship. Bethea said his acceptance into Techstars Retail, an international startup accelerator, played an important role in his success. The accelerator offerings funding and mentorship for a three-month period. Upsie was one of 10 startups selected in 2017. “It took away the black or white thing,’’ he said. “It made people judge me on who I am, how I am as a founder, what our team is doing every day and the business.’’ Entrepreneurs of color have a more difficult time

them along the way.’’ He went to Bemidji State University in 2002 on a basketball scholarship but dropped out of college to pursue entrepreneurship. Bethea said his acceptance into Techstars Retail, an international startup accelerator, played an important role in his success. The accelerator offerings funding and mentorship for a three-month period. Upsie was one of 10 startups selected in 2017. “It took away the black or white thing,’’ he said. “It made people judge me on who I am, how I am as a founder, what our team is doing every day and the business.’’ Entrepreneurs of color have a more difficult time

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“We must accept finite disappointment with infinite hope, Coley said. I want, for the sake of the youth, to pose the question; how do we rise?” “Self perception, faith, hope, and access and opportunity provided by society, are four key elements which enables one to rise above frustrations and disappointments, she said. For even in the midst of closed doors or rejections, we rise through it. Through our faith, we are trusting the unseen and knowing without evidence.” Criterion for the nine scholarship recipients was based on GPA, extracurricular, or community involvement. Each of the nine chosen students have maintained outstanding GPAs, ranging from 3.5- 4.5, while taking challenging Advanced Placement and Honors Classes. The recipients are: Terrance De’Louth, outstanding senior at East Bakersfield High School, serves as Vice President of EB’s BSU, is an active member of Project BEST (Black Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching) and a member of EBH Varsity Swim, Basketball, and Football Teams. His future plans include attending CSU and major in Accounting.

Malcolm Francisco, senior at South High School, scored in the 99th percentile for US high school students on the SAT, active member of project of BEST, and has remained on the honor roll throughout his entire school career. He is enrolled in SHS prestigious Math Science Engineering Academy. Malcolm plans to attend UCLA and earn a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Bryce Jackson, senior at Stockdale High School, is a scholar athlete of the Varsity Basketball Team, represents the community by being a part of a large-scale community service project. He is currently working on a Human Trafficking Awareness Video that will be seen in all Kern County Health classes, he’s an active leader in the BSU, and is Associate Student Body Commissioner of Athletics. Bryce plans to attend UCLA or UCSB and major in Engineering or Economics. Jade Johnson, senior at Stockdale High School, She is the President of Black Student Union, serves as the Associated Student Body Commissioner of Athletics, and has volunteered numerous hours in her community. Jade

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“We must accept finite disappointment with infinite hope, Coley said. I want, for the sake of the youth, to pose the question; how do we rise?” “Self perception, faith, hope, and access and opportunity provided by society, are four key elements which enables one to rise above frustrations and disappointments, she said. For even in the midst of closed doors or rejections, we rise through it. Through our faith, we are trusting the unseen and knowing without evidence.” Criterion for the nine scholarship recipients was based on GPA, extracurricular, or community involvement. Each of the nine chosen students have maintained outstanding GPAs, ranging from 3.5- 4.5, while taking challenging Advanced Placement and Honors Classes. The recipients are: Terrance De’Louth, outstanding senior at East Bakersfield High School, serves as Vice President of EB’s BSU, is an active member of Project BEST (Black Excellence in Scholarship and Teaching) and a member of EBH Varsity Swim, Basketball, and Football Teams. His future plans include attending CSU and major in Accounting.

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By Darlene L. Williams Bakersfield News Observer Contributing Writer Bakersfield, CA.- President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) and Keynote Speaker, Dr. Soraya Coley spoke to a crowd of some 225 people, including 9 high school scholarship recipients, about overcoming life’s many obstacles, disappointments, and failures to achieve their goals and dreams in a speech titled, “Through It All, I Still Rise.” Bakersfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosted its annual Love Luncheon Scholarship Program, Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 11:00a.m. -2:00 p.m. at the Stockdale Country Club. Tickets sold for $50.00 per person with proceeds benefitting the chapters’ scholarship fund. Dr. Coley has over 26 years of academic and administrative experience. She is the sixth President of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona-and the first woman to serve in that role. Coley began the 30 minute speech with excerpts from the powerful poem “And, Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou. ‘You may write me down in history with your bitter twisted lies, you may tread me in the very dirt, but still, like dust, I’ll rise.’

s say _ Authoritie , Calif. (AP)train cars derailed SANTA BARBARA six freight hurt when mountain town. the nobody was California says most of near a Southern Railway Company were carrying wine others The BNSF near Tehachapi empty and the train cars were off the tracks Saturday on when they came . some lanes east of Bakersfield t briefly shut downwas cleared after The derailmen58 but the debris Route rural State investigation. several hours. says the cause is under KBAK-TV

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securing funding, said Sharon Kennedy Vickers, founder of the Twin Cities chapter of Blacks in Technology. “The numbers are small for black tech founders because they don’t have the access to resources and capital to take their ideas to market,’’ she said. “There still exists a lot of preconceived ideas of what a tech founder looks like.’’ Bethea recently raised $1.7 million in nine weeks for the business, which will be used to hire more employees this year. “For that next African-American founder who is like, ‘Can I do this?’ and is at a crossroads... hopefully this says that they can because I’m not anything special,’’ Bethea said.

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securing funding, said Sharon Kennedy Vickers, founder of the Twin Cities chapter of Blacks in Technology. “The numbers are small for black tech founders because they don’t have the access to resources and capital to take their ideas to market,’’ she said. “There still exists a lot of preconceived ideas of what a tech founder looks like.’’ Bethea recently raised $1.7 million in nine weeks for the business, which will be used to hire more employees this year. “For that next African-American founder who is like, ‘Can I do this?’ and is at a crossroads... hopefully this says that they can because I’m not anything special,’’ Bethea said.

“Black Panther” raked in nearly $200 million over its first weekend. Lupita Nyong’o (left) and Letitia Wright star in “Black Panther.” (Marvel)

at the Box Office By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor “Black Panther” starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan, surpassed box office expectations during its opening weekend. With $192 million in ticket sales so far, the film is expected to take in $218 million over the four-day President’s Day weekend and an incredible $361 million worldwide. According to ComScore, global ticket sales were set to reach $387 million over the weekend. According to Entertainment magazine, “Black Panther” is already the eighth-largest single-day gross for the film industry ever and the third-biggest opening for a superhero movie. “Black Panther” scored a $75.8 million opening day. “The Avengers”  opened with $80 million and  “Avengers: Age of Ultron” opened with $84 million. The film also became the highest-grossing title in history at 33 AMC Theaters across the country, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.  “Black Panther  earned more at those cinemas  on Thursday evening and Friday—along with advance ticket sales for other times during the weekend—than any other

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) _ Officials say cell locks failed during a brawl involving 120 prisoners at a central California jail that left four inmates injured last week. Tyson Davis, the chief deputy who oversees the Lerdo Pre-Trial Facility, told KBAK-TV Wednesday that the locks are old and inmates have begun to tamper with them, with some success. The Kern County Sheriff’s Office said several inmates became disruptive Feb. 6 and refused to comply with the night’s lockdown. The violence sent four inmates to hospitals and left housing units damaged. The labor union representing the guards says low staffing also contributed to the problem. The Lerdo lockup North of Bakersfield is being improved and expanded and a new facility is expected to begin housing inmates by May.\

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Last weeks headline contained a mistake incorrectly noting Dr. Dyson’s name as Eric Michael Dyson, it should have been Michael Eric Dyson. We sincerely apologize to Dr. Dyson and Bakersfield College.

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Authorities say nobody was hurt when six freight train cars derailed near a Southern California mountain town. The BNSF Railway Company says most of the train cars were empty and the others were carrying wine when they came off the tracks Saturday near Tehachapi east of Bakersfield. The derailment briefly shut down some lanes on rural State Route 58 but the debris was cleared after several hours. KBAK-TV says the cause is under investigation.

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ A Southern California women’s basketball player says fans directed racial slurs at her and her black teammates as they left the court following a loss at Oregon State on Sunday night. USC player Minyon Moore sent tweets about the derogatory remarks after the game, though she quickly deleted them. Both schools say they are investigating. ``There is no place at Oregon State University _ nor do we believe in intercollegiate athletics _ for racially derogatory actions or statements that are directed at student-athletes, coaches, officials or fans in attendance,’’ Oregon State spokesman Steve Clark said in a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday night. Clark said that Oregon State was in contact with USC officials and ``have communicated our efforts to investigate this matter immediately.’’ ``Both schools strongly agree that there is no place for such racially insensitive language in sports,’’ USC senior woman administrator Donna Heinel said in a statement provided to the AP. ``And we appreciate Oregon State and the Pac-12’s immediate dedication to investigating this incident and their efforts to ensure that our collective values of respect and inclusion are upheld.’’ Oregon State won 69-63.

Woman Burned as Gas is Pumped into Garbage Can in Her Backseat

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) _ Authorities say a Washington woman suffered severe burns after gasoline fumes ignited when gas was being pumped into a garbage can in a car’s backseat. KOMO-TV reports the Grant County Sheriff’s Office says the woman, who was a passenger early Saturday morning at a Cascade Valley Grocery convenience store, was smoking a cigarette, which ignited the flames. Deputies later found a large amount of marijuana in the car’s trunk. A bystander took the woman to Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake. The male driver who was pumping the gas ran away.

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) _ Authorities say nobody was hurt when six freight train cars derailed near a Southern California mountain town. The BNSF Railway Company says most of the train cars were empty and the others were carrying wine when they came off the tracks Saturday near Tehachapi east of Bakersfield. The derailment briefly shut down some lanes on rural State Route 58 but the debris was cleared after several hours. KBAK-TV says the cause is under investigation.

USC Women’s Hoops Player: OR State Fans Used Racial Slurs

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) _ A Southern California women’s basketball player says fans directed racial slurs at her and her black teammates as they left the court following a loss at Oregon State on Sunday night. USC player Minyon Moore sent tweets about the derogatory remarks after the game, though she quickly deleted them. Both schools say they are investigating. ``There is no place at Oregon State University _ nor do we believe in intercollegiate athletics _ for racially derogatory actions or statements that are directed at student-athletes, coaches, officials or fans in attendance,’’ Oregon State spokesman Steve Clark said in a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday night. Clark said that Oregon State was in contact with USC officials and ``have communicated our efforts to investigate this matter immediately.’’ ``Both schools strongly agree that there is no place for such racially insensitive language in sports,’’ USC senior woman administrator Donna Heinel said in a statement provided to the AP. ``And we appreciate Oregon State and the Pac-12’s immediate dedication to investigating this incident and their efforts to ensure that our collective values of respect and inclusion are upheld.’’ Oregon State won 69-63.

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By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor “Black Panther” starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael B. Jordan, surpassed box office expectations during its opening weekend. With $192 million in ticket sales so far, the film is expected to take in $218 million over the four-day President’s Day weekend and an incredible $361 million worldwide. According to ComScore, global ticket sales were set to reach $387 million over the weekend. According to Entertainment magazine, “Black Pan-

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Sports CSUB To Host Fresno State In WBI Wednesday Night BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – CSU Bakersfield (18-13) has been selected to play in the Women’s Basketball Invitational beginning Wednesday night when the Roadrunners host Fresno State (16-14) at 7 p.m. Fresno State finished fifth in the Mountain West Conference regular season standings and were knocked out of the conference tournament in the first round after a 7155 loss to Colorado State. Junior Candice White earned Mountain West All-Conference Team honors, while teammates Aly Gamez and Maddi Utti were named to the All-Freshman Team. The ‘Runners are led by senior guard Aja Williams’ 12.1 points per game. Junior point guard Alexxus Gilbert is second in scoring (9.5) with classmate Jazmine Johnson right behind her with 9.4 points per game. Jazmyne Bartee paces Bakersfield on the glass, averaging 6.6 rebounds per contest. This is the third-time CSUB will be playing in the WBI and the third postseason appearance in the last five seasons (WNIT 2014, 2015). The program currently holds a 3-2 record in the invitational, advancing to the championship in its last appearance (2010-2011). The winner of the CSU Bakersfield-Fresno State game will face the winner of the Mar. 15 game between the Nevada and UC Irvine in Reno, Nev. The remaining portion of the West bracket sees Texas Southern play Weber State at the Health and Physical Education Arena in Houston. Game time is set for 7 p.m. on Mar. 15. SIUE will travel to Central Arkansas on 15 for a 7 p.m. start time.  In the East bracket, Youngstown State will host Binghamton Mar. 14 at 7 p.m. ET, while No. Northeastern and

Yale face one another in Boston, Mass. on Mar. 15 at 7 p.m. ET. UNC Asheville headlines the bottom half of the East region and will welcome Furman, on Mar. 15. The final first round contest features South Alabama hosting Stetson. The Jaguars (19-12) and the Hatters (17-14) will play at 7 p.m. ET on Mar. 15. For up-to-the-minute infor-

mation in dates, times, opponents, tickets, and more, visit the CSUB Tournament Central page. Single-game tickets and group discounts are available by calling (661) 654-BLUE or emailing tickets@csub.edu. Tickets will also be available on a walk-up basis at the box office. Single game prices are $12 for Adult general admis-

sion, $8 for Senior (60+) or Youth (6-17) and $4 for Super Youth. Additional discounts are available to CSUB  Faculty/Staff, CSUB Alumni, or members of Police, Fire, or Rescue. The second round WBI games will be held Saturday or Sunday, Mar. 17 or 18 with the semifinals set for Mar. 20 or 21. All games are hosted by the higher seed unless hosting conflicts arise. All game times are local to the site. WEST REGION Wednesday, Mar. 14 Fresno State at CSU Bakersfield 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 15 UC Irvine at Nevada 6:30 p.m. Weber State at Texas Southern 7 p.m. SIUE at Central Arkansas 7 p.m. EAST REGION Wednesday, Mar. 14 Binghamton at Youngstown State 7 p.m.  Thursday, Mar. 15 Yale at Northeastern 7 p.m. Furman at UNC Asheville 7 p.m. Stetson at South Alabama 7 p.m. All times local to site

Men’s Basketball Season Ends with Loss in WAC Tournament LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A spirited, second-half defensive effort was not enough for the Roadrunners to overcome a 12-point halftime deficit, as CSU Bakersfield fell to Utah Valley, 81-71, in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinals.  Trailing 43-31 at the break, senior Brent Wrapp gathered the young team together before taking the court for the second half and delivered a strong message to the `Runners, who at times were playing with four freshmen on the floor. “As we played these guys (Utah Valley) earlier in the regular season, when they made runs we sort of quit,” said Wrapp.  “I felt on some possessions we were doing that in the first half.  Things weren’t going our way and when they hit a three we were looking defeated and I just told the guys that it’s a long game and you’ve got to keep fighting, and anything can happen in these type of tournaments.”  Wrapp, Damiyne Durham and Rickey Holden led the second half charge for seventh-seeded CSUB.  Playing primarily a zone defense, the `Runners held Utah Valley to just two field goals over the course of the first nine minutes of the second half.  CSUB held the Wolverines to just 33.3 percent shooting in the second half and whittled the lead down to just two points on a pair of free throws by Holden with 12:55 remaining.  A quick 13-4 spurt by the Wolverines pushed the lead back to 11, but just as Wrapp implored, the `Runners kept coming.  With just over three minutes remaining, Holden cut the Utah Valley lead to just four.  After an uphill battle, CSUB ran out of time and was unable to complete the comeback.  The Wolverines shot 16-for-20 on free throws in the second half to clinch the victory.    “I think in the second half we did a good job of answering the call and guys stepped up,” said Wrapp.  Head Coach Rod Barnes also acknowledged the `Runner effort in the quarterfinal loss. “Our guys came out tonight and laid everything on the line for us.” 

With his 520th and final assist of his career, Wrapp tied the CSUB all-time record for that category.   “I’m just really humbled to have a record like that,” said Wrapp. “I always pride myself on making my teammates better and I think an assist is a great way to do it.” Head Coach  Rod Barnes  has seen Wrapp grow into one of the top players in the history of the program and had glowing remarks about the departing senior leader. “I can’t say enough about [Wrapp],” said Barnes.  “The young man came into our program as a walk-on.  [He] took a dream and a vision that I had in our program and joined me as only family can, at the hip.  He trusted me through the process and is now the all-time assists guy and one of the cornerstones of our program.” Durham made more field goals (12) than any other player attempted shots and poured in a game-high 29 points, just one short of the guard’s career-high.  From the 3:03 mark in the first half to the 6:50 mark in the second half, Durham scored 23 of the 29 `Runner points to power the comeback.  The redshirt junior also spearheaded the defensive effort at the point of the CSUB full-court press.  Durham set a new career-high with six steals and had a number of tipped passes.  “He has been as good as anybody in the last 8-10 games as anyone in our league,” said Barnes.  “We expect that when we get here, that we raise our level of play and [Durham] has been, along with Brent Wrapp, our leadership for our team this season.”  After a scoreless first half, Holden scored 13 points in the second stanza.  Wrapp was not the only `Runner setting records on Thursday.  Moataz Aly recorded three blocks to break the CSUB all-time record and finished his career with 109.     “We have a program.  We don’t have a team.  We have a program,” said Barnes following the loss.  “We will return next year and a few of the names will change on the back, but the name on the front will be the same and the way we play, the effort we play will be a little bit older. As we say in Bakersfield ‘we will go back to work’ and we will be back.”  

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U Past CSUB In WAC FinalsFourth Quarter Edge Sends Seattle U Past CSUB In WAC Finals LAS VEGAS – An 18-14 fourth quarter edge led Seattle U past CSU Bakersfield 57-54 in the championship game of the Western Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Orleans Arena. It was a game of runs, with 11 ties and 19 lead changes. The Redhawks took a 14-12 lead through the first 10 minutes of play, but the ‘Runners would take both the second (13-11) and third (15-14) quarters to take a 40-39 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Down 55-47 with 3:33 left in the fourth quarter, the Roadrunners went on a 7-0 run to cut the deficit to one (55-54). Seattle U capitalized on two free-throws with 0.22

seconds left in the game to lift the Redhawks 57-54. The ‘Runners were able to create two great scoring opportunities to send the game into overtime, but came up short which resulted in the final 57-54 score. Kamira Sanders, the tournament MVP, scored a gamehigh 20-points. Alexis Montgomery added 15 points to earn a spot on the WAC All-Tournament team. Jazmyne Bartee  led the ‘Runners with 15 points, while  Malayasia McHenry  grabbed a team-best seven rebounds.  Jazmine Johnson chipped in 12 points to round out the ‘Runners double-digit scoring as she and McHenry were named to the All-Tournament team.  


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First Feature Novel About Marvel’s Black Panther

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By Freddie Allen Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire and BlackPressUSA.com In the first novel commissioned by Marvel about the Wakandan superhero, award-winning journalist and author Jesse Holland takes a deep dive into the mythology of the Black Panther and the lives of the characters depicted in the groundbreaking feature film. Marvel’s “Black Panther” has earned $922 million worldwide and $512.6 million domestically. The film is on its way to becoming, “the second-biggest comic book superhero flick in North America behind “The Avengers” ($623m in 2012),” according to Forbes.com. Before “Black Panther” smashed box office records, Holland had written a nonfiction book titled “The Invisibles: The Untold Story about Slaves in the White House.” A description of the “The Invisibles” on Amazon.com says, that the book chronicles “the African American presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that granted slaves their freedom.” An editor from Lucas Films read “The Invisibles” and loved it, Holland said, and reached out to him to write a history for Finn, the African American character in “Stars Wars: The Force Awakens.” Those conversations led to Holland’s novel “Star Wars: The Force Awakens-Finn’s Story.” Holland said that “Finn’s Story” landed him on Marvel’s radar. “[Marvel Studios] was making a movie about the Black Panther and wanted to know if I would be interested in writing the first novel about the iconic Marvel character,” said Holland. The author said, “Yes,” immediately. Holland said that there was just one catch: The entire novel had to be written in six months. Luckily, Holland had been a Black Panther fan since he was a child. When Marvel offered to send him some Black Panther comic books for background material, he told them, “You don’t have to, because I already own them.” Holland went back and read Black Panther comic books written by Reginald Hudlin and Christopher Priest; he even went back to the very beginning with Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Marvel’s Black Panther character has existed since the 1960s and preceded the launch of the Black Panther political party, by just a few months. According to History.com, in a 1990 interview  with  “The Comics Journal,” co-creator Jack Kirby said that he came up with the Black Panther when he realized that he didn’t have any Black characters in his growing Marvel Universe.

“I had a lot of Black readers. My first friend was… Black,” Kirby said in the interview. “And here I was ignoring them, because I was associating with everybody else.” Holland said that Marvel asked him to develop a mythology around the character that would be relatable to modern audiences. Holland started with the classic Black Panther origin story written by Reginald Hudlin and fleshed it out. “I had to go from a six-issue comic book to 90,000 words,” said Holland. “So, I had to flesh out the story a little bit and add a few more themes to it.” Still, Holland said that a lot of the themes that are weaved into Ryan Coogler’s film adaptation are the same themes that he used in his novel, “Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?” “Themes of family, the connection between the T’Challa and his mother and his sister…the themes of honor and duty, you can see those themes with T’Challa trying to figure out how he is going to fit in as the new monarch of Wakanda,” said Holland. “You can see the same themes in his relationships with his bodyguards, the Dora Milaje, and how they fit into this new society.” Holland continued: “So, if you really want to know who W’Kabi is—the Black Panther’s adviser—he has a major story line in the novel. If you want to know more about Shuri, the Panther’s sister…she has a whole story line in my book, too. If you want to know about the history of the Panther and his mother, Ramonda...if you want to know the motivations behind what the screenwriters wrote in the movie, my novel goes through all of that.” Holland said that in addition to the record-breaking movie, his novel is the very first time a major piece of literature was written about the Black Panther. The fact that Marvel not only created a comic book for the Black Panther character, but also a movie and a major novel shows how important and groundbreaking this character is, Holland said. “The success of the Black Panther and the cultural phenomenon that the film has become shows Hollywood that if you can tell a good story, the Black community will support these ventures and everyone else will, too,” Holland added. Holland said that his “Black Panther” novel is the perfect stepping stone for people who want to know more about the Wakandan superhero and his family depicted on screen. “The novel tells the story that people can relate to: about fathers and sons, about mothers and daughters, about honor, duty and sacrifice,” said Holland. “It tells the story that helps reflect not only who the Black Panther is, but who we are, as the African American community.”

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ The 90th annual Academy Awards were, by any definition, a moment of triumph for Latinos Guillermo del Toro became the third Mexican-born filmmaker to win best director, and it was his lavish Cold War fantasy “The Shape of Water” that was crowned best picture. Pixar's box-office smash “Coco,” the biggest budget studio release to feature a largely Hispanic cast, won best animated feature and best song. Lin-Manuel Miranda reminded viewers of Puerto Rico, rebuilding from Hurricane Maria. Lupita Nyong'o advocated for the Dreamers. Rita Moreno returned, resplendently, in the dress she wore to the Oscars in 1962. And Chile's “A Fantastic Woman” won best foreign language film. But the Oscars were also, by any measure, an aberration. As much as Hispanics had the spotlight at Sunday's ceremony, they are seldom granted center stage by Hollywood the rest of the year. “It was kind of ironic,” said Alex Nogales, president of the National Hispanic Media Coalition. “By having so many presenters, you're presenting that this is a very diversified business when it's not. You can appreciate that they're there. But then you can ask yourself: Is this really the way Hollywood is? And the answer is no.” Despite accounting for 18 percent of the U.S. population, and 23 percent of frequent moviegoers, according to the Motion Picture Association's 2017 statistics, Hispanics are chronically underrepresented in the movies. A study by the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism found that only 3 percent of speaking characters in the top 100 movies of 2016 were Latinos. There were no Latinos among the acting nominees this year, nor are there most years. Demian Bichir ("A Better Life”) was the last Latin American nominated, six years ago. Only a handful of Latino actors have ever won an Oscar, including Moreno, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quinn and Benicio del Toro America Ferrera, in a Deadline column in 2016, wrote: “All audiences want to see the world they live in reflected on screens big and small. At a certain point, it becomes unavoidable to notice that we're being ignored.” Chris Rock, in a 2014 column for The Hollywood Reporter wrote: “Forget whether Hollywood is black enough. A better question is: Is Hollywood Mexican enough?' But while (hash)OscarSoWhite brought renewed focus on the industry's poor track record in diversity, Latinos have often been left out of the discussion

The National Hispanic Media Coalition held two protests ahead the Oscars, one outside the annual academy luncheon and another in Hollywood on Saturday. But Nogales believes stronger action is necessary. He says that he's asked each of the six major studios to meet with the watchdog group within the next ten days or the coalition will begin boycotting one studio at a time “It's a take-it or leave-it proposition,” said Nogales, who advocates for more American-born Latinos in media. “We’re 50 million strong so we can hurt people's bottom line.” That box-office power has been especially obvious with “Coco,” a film that Pixar shifted during development to tell a more indigenously Mexican story. Adrian Molina was also added as co-director. It's made $745 million worldwide and set new box-office records in Mexico “We started making `Coco' six years ago and it was a very different political climate, of course, than we find ourselves in now,” director Lee Unkrich told reporters backstage Sunday. “While we were making the film, we had a change of presidency and a lot of things started to be said about Mexico and about Mexican-Americans that was unacceptable “We began to feel a new urgency to get the movie out into the world,” he said. “We knew how important it was.' President Donald Trump, whose immigration policies and pledge to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico has been deeply unpopular among Latinos, followed up the Oscar broadcast by tweeting Monday that Mexico had to do “much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S.” Del Toro, though, spoke on the Dolby Theatre stage about the power of art to “erase the lines in the sand.” The 53-year-old filmmaker, born in Guadalajara, began his first speech by saying, “I am an immigrant.”\ His win joins him with his countrymen, Alejandro Inarritu ("Birdman,” “The Revenant”) and Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity”) _ who are together known as the “Three Amigos” _ as the three Mexican-born filmmakers to win best director, and all in the last five years. Long friends who share their scripts with one another and rely on each other for advice, they have together dominated the Oscars for half a decade like few before them. “Every time we can demonstrate in any forum, be it sports, science, art, culture, anywhere, what we have to bring to the world discourse, to the world conversation, is extremely important,” del Toro said backstage. “And it's extremely important when we do it to remember where we're from, because it's honoring your roots, honoring your country.

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California Lawmaker Banned from Hugging By DON THOMPSON AND KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A California state senator has been told to stop hugging people after an investigation concluded that his trademark embraces made multiple female colleagues uncomfortable. However, the investigation released Thursday found Sen. Bob Hertzberg's frequent hugs are not intended to be sexual and more often than not are not unwelcome. Hertzberg, a Democrat from the Los Angeles area, has earned nicknames such as ``Hugsberg'' and ``Huggy Bear'' for greeting men and women alike with giant hugs. The Senate Rules Committee formally reprimanded him on Tuesday and told him not to hug people anymore, but he will not otherwise face discipline. Hertzberg released a letter apologizing to anyone who felt his frequent embraces were unwelcome. The 63-yearold said he has greeted people with hugs all his life and they were intended as ``a gesture of warmth and kindness and a reflection of my exuberance.'' ``I understand that I cannot control how a hug is received, and that not everyone has the ability to speak up about unwelcome behavior,'' Hertzberg wrote. ``It is my responsibility to be mindful of this.'' Three California lawmakers have resigned over allegations of sexually explicit misconduct, with one stepping down while facing the threat of expulsion. The investigation into Hertzberg covered four complaints dating back to 2010, involving three female lawmakers and a male sergeant at arms. It found he hugged two current and one former lawmaker in ways that made them uncomfortable and made the sergeant uncomfortable by ``dancing briefly with his backside'' against him. None of the accusers are named, but former Republican Assemblywoman Linda Halderman has previously spoken to reporters about her accusations against Hertzberg. She said Hertzberg repeatedly hugged her for prolonged periods of time during her term from 2010 to 2012 and at one point thrust into her after she told him to stop. Halderman declined to speak with the investigators from an outside law firm hired by the state Senate. The investigators concluded Hertzberg made her uncomfortable but couldn't find any evidence supporting that he contin-

ued to hug her after she asked him to stop. Investigators found Hertzberg stopped hugging the second accuser in 2015 after she told him to stop, and that he was unaware that his hugs of another assemblywoman were unwelcome. Republican Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine said it's concerning that none of the accusers are named because it shows the Legislature doesn't have enough protections for people filing claims. ``If they don't feel comfortable, then how does the rank and file employee feel comfortable? How does that person in the public feel comfortable?'' Anderson said. He also said it's difficult to be fair to everyone involved if names are withheld. Hertzberg said the allegations against him were exploited by opponents as he proposed overhauling California's money bail system for offenders awaiting trial. Hertzberg also said the Legislature should do a better job of keeping harassment complaints confidential during investigations. Investigators noted Hertzberg has been warned about uncomfortable hugs in the past, including of a 2015 complaint from a staff member who said he held her close and began dancing with her. They faulted Hertzberg for not taking past complaints more seriously, but also criticized the Senate for not giving him enough information about the complaints against him. ``He missed opportunities to understand that some people were genuinely troubled by his hugging,'' investigators wrote, later adding, ``more information may have resulted in Hertzberg correcting his conduct with respect to unwanted hugs earlier.'' Hertzberg was elected to the state Senate in 2014 after serving six years in the Assembly. Democratic Sen. Ben Allen of Santa Monica said he couldn't say if the investigation or reprimand were appropriate because senators not sitting on the Rules Committee were only given a summary. ``It's a sensitive investigation and I've got a lot of sympathy for everybody involved,'' he said.

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Trump Gets Invite to See CA High-Speed Rail Projects By JULIE WATSON and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) _ California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday invited President Donald Trump to visit the state's high-speed rail construction projects while he is in the state this week to examine prototypes of the wall he wants to build along the U.S.-Mexico border. “You see, in California we are focusing on bridges, not walls. And that's more than just a figure of speech,” Brown said in a letter sent to Trump, who is scheduled to arrive Tuesday on his first visit to California as president. Activists on immigration and environmental causes planned protests late Monday morning at San Diego's Chicano Park and in the evening at a federal building. Similar protests were being organized for Tuesday on the U.S. and Mexican sides of the border. Trump's visit comes just days after his Justice Department sued to block California laws designed to protect people living in the U.S. illegally and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions followed up with a speech in Sacramento that was immediately denounced by Brown, who accused the Trump administration of being “full of liars.” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who has sued the Trump administration more than two dozen times within the past year, said he hopes the president will take away lessons about the state's economic prowess, its strict

gun laws and its environmental focus from his visit. And he vowed to keep fighting to against effort to “send us backward.” “By the time he leaves California, he'll find that where California has been the nation will go, that California is a trailblazer, a pace setter and an innovator,” he told reporters Monday. Brown, a Democrat, made no mention of the immigration dispute in his invitation letter, which noted past presidential visits to California by George W. Bush, Harry S. Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson and emphasized the strength of California's economy and its job growth. “After you've examined your wall prototypes on the border, I invite you to head north to the Central Valley _ the heart of California. Here in cities like Fresno and Madera more than a dozen bridges are being built for the nation's first and only High-Speed Rail line,” Brown wrote. He said California thrives “because we welcome immigrants and innovators from across the globe.” The high-speed rail project has put 1,700 people to work, Brown wrote. “We have a world-class train system under construction. We invite you to come aboard and truly `Make America Great Again,”' the letter said.

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Brand New Day to Open New Office in Bakersfield Established in 1983, Universal Care, Inc. is owned and operated by an experienced group of managed care executives and physicians.    Brand New Day, a Medicare Advantage health plan that offers those eligible Medicare with several benefit options designed to meet their special needs, has opened a new office in Kern County to accommodate the growing number of new members.  The new office is located at 5201 California Avenue Ste. 250 Bakersfield, CA 93309and can be reached at 1-866-255-4795; and for those hearing impaired: 1-866-321-5955. The program launched in Kern County in late 2017 and has since become one of Brand New Day’s fastest growing regions in the state. According to Executive Vice President Jay B. Davis, Brand New Day allows those eligible to gain access to programs and services beyond original Medicare.  In fact, many Brand New Day plans are available at no cost premiums and copayments for primary care doctor visits.  For qualifying beneficiaries, the plan covers unlimited transportation to and from medical appointments; vision, dental and acupuncture services; 24-hour/ day nurse line; and health and life coaches. Brand New Day is contracting with a number of primary care and specialty doctors as well as physician’s groups

like QualCare IPA all located in Kern County. “The residents of Kern County have enthusiastically embraced Brand New Day ever since we introduced the program here,” said Davis. “Much of our success is due to our partnerships with some of the region’s most desirable medical groups, which allows members to select from a large network of physicians while enjoying additional benefits offered by Brand New Day.” Davis said the company representatives are on hand to help those on Medicare and their family members navigate the complex healthcare system so they can achieve optimal health.  For more information about Brand New Day, call 1-866-255-4795; TTY: 1-866-321-5955 or visit BNDHMO.com Brand New Day is the Medicare product name of Universal Care, Inc., a privately held California KnoxKeene Healthcare Service Plan licensed by the California Department of Managed Health Care and contracted with the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services as a Medicare Advantage contractor. Established in 1983, Universal Care, Inc. is owned and operated by an experienced group of managed care executives and physicians.  For more information, visit BNDHMO.com

Recipe of the weekIngredients:1 bag of frozen cauliflower rice or you can use one cauliflower (you will need to pulse one food processor) I used the frozen because it saves me time and it’s much easier. 1 or 2 slices of cheese of your choice I used provolone 1 egg 1tsp. Italian herb Parsley Oregano Basil add pinch of cayenne pepper  Once your cauliflower has cooked place on paper towel and drain the excess water it is important for the cauliflower to be completely dry before adding the egg. 1.) In a small bowl add egg and herbs to the cauliflower and mix together. You can also add a pinch of salt.  2.) Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet or pizza pan with parchment paper. 3.) Pour mixture onto the prepared baking; press and shape into a pizza crust. 4.) Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until slightly browned and crispy around

the edges. 5.) Now that your crust is ready toucan start piling on your toppings. 6.) Spoon on marinara or pizza sauce, cheese slices, purple onions, spinach, spicy turkey meat, artichokes hearts, mushrooms, green or red peppers, banana peppers, pineapples and black olives. Place back into the oven for ten minutes so cheese can melt. Once melted take out of the oven and sprinkle s little red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese for additional flavor!  Of course you can make your pizza anyway you like I just shared with you the way I made mines. Wow! Cauliflower pizza who knew something like this could be so delicious! I hope you try this recipe it’s easy, delicious, and healthy! (Let me know how you like it! The Creative Kitchen!

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