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If they come into contact with law n th. that if he se ed the bogai going.’’ bcat on Fgri es it agaiFields, pants, and black and white sneakers. or the record had to be removed by a reporting authority enforcement, as soon as the authorities run their name n, he’ll isalso Gordon-Taylor, of Olympia called su e a ticket foday. Anyone with information is asked to call DC police at after they determined that the record is invalid. and their date of birth, they’re going to locate that missing r ja herself Till’s cousin, but considered herself a surrogate 202-576-6768 or 202-727-9099. person,” she said. daughter to his mother, whom she lived with for a As the National Newspaper Publishers Also, once the report is filed, NAMUS can time. In 2009, Gordon-Taylor named her foundation Association (NNPA) continues to highlight the publish the case in its system and offer forensic and after Till’s mother, calling it the Mamie Till Mobley plight of missing individuals of color. One expert analytical resources. Memorial Foundation. Its mission is to honor her and said the number of those who’ve disappeared “We can help the family get their DNA her only son. overall is alarming. profiles, get fingerprints, dental records, and all of Emmett Till was killed in 1955 while visiting “Over 600,000 people are reported missing the vital metrics that are available. Then we can relatives in Mississippi, his body found weighted down to the National Crime Information Center get into a system where the results are actively in the Tallahatchie River. His mother insisted on an (NCIC) every single year. So, on any given day, we compared and identified just in case the worst-case open-casket funeral in Chicago, where they lived, so the have more in the neighborhood of 85,000 active scenario has happened.” public could see the mutilated corpse. An all-white jury missing person cases on file with law enforcement,” Spamer added that it’s mostly a myth that you acquitted two white men in the killing. stated B.J. Spamer, the executive director of the can’t report a missing person for 24 hours. Till’s death helped energize the civil rights National Missing and Unidentified Persons “You hear that especially on television movement. System (NAMUS), a nationwide information programs, but that’s not an across the board Gordon-Taylor’s work included youth clearinghouse that offers free, secure, and easy-topolicy,” she stated. When it’s a case involving a empowerment, such as teaching young people oratory use technology to help expedite case associations child, it’s mandated that every missing child case be skills, and civil rights issues. Most recently, she advocated and resolutions. entered into NCIC within two hours of receiving in Washington, D.C., for an anti-lynching bill named NAMUS also provides free forensic services, that report from law enforcement. So, I would after Till. investigative support, victim services, and training encourage families to immediately report a missing “Airickca dedicated her life’s work to lifting up and outreach. person, especially if they fear that something has the legacy of her cousin, Emmett Till, and she stood in According to the NCIC, of the 609,275 The 5-feet-8-inch African American female was reported missing happened to their loved one,” she stated. solidarity with other families who had lost loved ones individuals who were reported missing in the from her home in the 2300 block of Good Hope Court in Southeast, Finally, Spamer said that awareness is a to racial violence in our country,” said Kristen Clarke, Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, February 18. Continued on page A2 head of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, which works with the foundation. “She fought for truth and justice, and worked tirelessly to promote racial healing.’’ Family members said they hope to plan a public memorial event in the future.

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“We have to approach this from a community preparedness standpoint to work together and engage our community,” said Nicolette Louissant, PhD., is the executive director of Healthcare Ready, an organization established after Hurricane Katrina.

By Lisa Fitch, Editor in Chief Our Weekly News The NAACP hosted an Emergency Tele Town Hall about coronavirus, COVID-19 and its potential impact on communities of color. “The truth is, there are so many within this nation who are disenfranchised from receiving adequate and

affordable care due to socio-economic circumstances,” said Derrick Johnson, NAACP president and CEO. “This virus will have dire consequences on so many, but specifically African-Americans, who suffer from higher rates of chronic illness.” Johnson prefaced his comments by sharing his experiences as someone who lived through Hurricane

Katrina. “When the administration is not working for communities, those communities can suffer,” he said. “We want to make sure to get the information out to our communities as much as possible.” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) agreed. “We want to make sure we’re not looking at another Katrina-like response from the government,” she said, adding her support for the Coronavirus Response Act passed by the U.S. House of Representatives over the weekend. The House worked late last Friday and into early Saturday to pass—with bipartisan support—a relief bill designed to dull the societal impact of the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump endorsed the bill, first on Twitter Friday night, and again in his press conference on Saturday. H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, includes the priority of paid sick leave, as well as enhanced unemployment insurance, increased funds for Medicaid, and provisions to ensure food security for those affected by the global public health crisis. The act is designed to assist U.S. low-income workers who do not have paid sick leave, should their business owners close shop. Harris said that 40 percent of those persons are either Black or Latino. “We will be pushing this in the Senate and working with our friends in the House to make sure as many people get paid sick leave as possible,” Harris said. “We need to make sure that the Senate does its job and brings this to a vote without delay.” The senator also emphasized that residents need to look out for one another. “We also have to check on our elders. Try giving them a call to brighten their day,” Harris suggested. “Offer to get them groceries.” Harris alluded to the violence that has arisen from Continued on page A2

Census Bureau Delays Decennial Count By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent
 The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it would delay its decennial count by at least two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. In a conference call on Friday, March 20, Tim Olsen, the associated director for field operations at the Census Bureau, noted that the original end date for the 2020 census was in July. However, because of the pandemic and resulting delays, the deadline now extends to the middle of August. Al Fontenot, the Census Bureau’s associated director for decennial programs, added that 18.6 million households have already answered questionnaires, many of them doing so online. Fontenot stated that the bureau’s website went live a week ago, and residents began receiving notices to participate either online or by mail. Fontenot did lament the unforeseeable outbreak of the coronavirus. “Of all of our worst nightmares of things that could have gone wrong with the census, we did not anticipate this set of actions,” Fontenot said. “But our staff has been extremely resilient about looking for solutions.” During the call, bureau officials noted that field operations had been suspended because of measures taken to protect workers and the public during the pandemic. The bureau has received over 2.8 million job applicants for temporary positions to help with the count. More than 600,000 applicants had accepted job offers, and officials said they’re seeking to hire at least another 500,000 people. The census count determines how much money a community gets from the estimated $675 billion in federal funds distributed locally for the programs that protect the

health and overall well-being of citizens. The results of the census directly determine the amount of funding communities will receive for the next ten years for essential services to senior citizens, public education, heating assistance, road improvements, public

transportation, police and fire departments, community block grants, and other services. For every person who is not counted, the municipality must cover the cost of these essential programs without the benefit of federal dollars. 

To respond to the census, visit www.2020Census.gov.  (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

Selma Online Offers Free Civil Rights Lessons Amid Virus By RUSSELL CONTRERAS Associated Press RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) _ The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965, led to police violence against peaceful African American demonstrators. The beatings, known as “Bloody Sunday,’’ generated anger across the nation 55 years ago this month and prompted President Lyndon Johnson to push the Voting Rights Act through Congress. It was one of the most significant moments in U.S. history but remains almost absent from public schools’ social studies lessons. A new online project by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University and a coalition of foundations hopes to change that. The center this month unveiled Selma Online ? _ a free, online teaching platform that seeks to transform how the civil rights movement is taught in middle and high schools across the country. The project uses footage from Ava DuVernay’s 2014 movie “Selma’’ and attempts to show students how events in 1965 shaped voting rights. Harvard scholar and documentary filmmaker Henry Louis Gates Jr. helped create an interactive website with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program and Left Field Labs. Its release comes as schools across the U.S. have closed because of the coronavirus and many students are in need of educational material to learn at home. “It’s perfect timing, unfortunately, because of the crisis we are in,’’ Gates told The Associated Press on Wednesday. “Not only is the timing optimal for teachers who are developing online lesson plans but also for families.’’ Gates said the website can be broken up into quick lessons or over a semester. The idea for it followed the release of DuVernay’s film. William Lewis Jr., co-chairman of investment banking at New York City-based Lazard, and other black business leaders raised money so 500,000 children in 33 cities could see the historical drama for free. The film follows the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., played by David Oyelowo, as he and other civil rights leaders push for voting rights in Selma, Alabama. Marches are soon met with violence by police, which eventually leads to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. After the success of the fundraiser for kids to see the movie, former Time Warner CEO Richard “Dick’’ Parsons reached out to Gates about developing the website using “Selma’’ to teach the history of voting rights and the civil rights movement. “It was such a novel idea, I said “OK,’’’ Gates said. The Rockefeller Foundation soon awarded the project a grant. In 2019, organizers tested the website after years of development with teachers and students in schools in Chicago, Kansas, Kentucky, Alabama and California. Developers incorporated suggestions in time for the 55th anniversary of the violence this month. The website comes as educators in various states push for more lessons in ethnic studies amid demographic changes in public schools. In New Mexico, for example, scholars and teachers are working on getting Chicano studies and Mexican American history into public high schools around Albuquerque. Gates said he sees Selma Online? as a test run for similar projects around African American history, including slavery. “You change the curriculum, you change civic behavior,’’ Gates said.


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Supreme Court Sides with Comcast in Discrimination Dispute Against Byron Allen By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior Correspondent
 In a decision issued online Monday, March 23, over entrepreneur and media mogul Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks in a discrimination lawsuit against Comcast, the Supreme Court’s justices have unanimously decided to send the case back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The lower court will now determine whether or not is should reconsider Allen’s claims in his $20 billion suit. In an Op-Ed for BlackPressUSA.com, Maurita Coley, President and CEO of the Multicultural Media, Telecom, and Internet Council (MMTC) explains, “The lawsuit arose out of Comcast’s decision several years ago not to carry several Allen-owned television channels, such as Pets. TV and Recipe.TV. Comcast has argued its rejection of Allen’s channels was purely a business decision, reflecting what it viewed as the channels’ limited audience appeal. Allen then promptly filed a $20 billion lawsuit against Comcast, alleging that the company’s refusal to contract with Allen’s company was racially motivated, in violation of Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. “District Court Judge Terry Hatter – a well-respected African American judge with an apparently strong record on civil rights  – dismissed the case three times, finding that Allen had not established a plausible argument that Comcast would have contracted with his company ‘but for’ Allen’s race. “Allen appealed to the 9th Circuit, which remanded Judge Hatter’s dismissal with a new guideline to the lower court that a plaintiff can state a viable claim under Section 1981 if discriminatory intent plays any role in a defendant’s decision not to contract, regardless of whether race discrimination was a “but for” cause of that decision. Comcast petitioned the Supreme Court to review the 9th

The Supreme Court’s justices have unanimously decided to send the case back to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

Circuit’s decision, and the Supreme Court agreed.” The Supreme Court filing, Comcast Corp vs. NAAAOM, was the result of an appeal by Comcast of the 9th Circuit’s decision.

Comcast argued that the Section 1981 ban can only be interpreted as requiring “but for” causation. It argued that everyone must have “the same right” as white citizens “to make and enforce contracts.”

Comcast assured the justices that reasons that have nothing to do with race, such as a lack of bandwidth, and its decision to focus on news and sports content, were the basis of their decision not to carry ESN’s channels. Moreover, Comcast noted it had, for many years, carried numerous other African American-owned networks. ESN countered that Comcast’s position would prohibit a plaintiff who alleges that race was a motivating factor for the refusal to contract from conducting factfinding discovery on the claim, no matter how strong the evidence of racism, unless the plaintiff could meet the stringent requirement of plausibly alleging that race was the ‘but-for’ cause of the refusal to contract. That, ESN reasonably insists, is an extremely high and difficult hurdle because “the defendant typically is the only party with access to evidence of the defendant’s motives.” On Monday, Comcast released the following statement, “We are pleased the Supreme Court unanimously restored certainty on the standard to bring and prove civil rights claims. The well-established framework that has protected civil rights for decades continues. The nation’s civil rights laws have not changed with this ruling; they remain the same as before the case was filed. “We now hope that on remand, the 9th Circuit will agree that the District Court properly applied the law in dismissing Mr. Allen’s case three separate times for failing to state any claim. “We are proud of our record on diversity and will not rest on this record. We will continue to look for ways to add even more innovative and diverse programming that appeals to our diverse viewership and continue our diversity and inclusion efforts across the company.” NNPA attempted to contact Byron Allen’s attorneys for a statement. However, at the time of this writing, neither Allen nor his attorneys have provided any comments.

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Enable Corporate America to Overcome Insurmountable Odds By Kimberly Hayes Taylor NNPA Newswire Contributor As an automotive C-suite level executive, Bennie Fowler became a business leader to count on when corporations in crisis were hemorrhaging money and losing loyal customers because of questionable quality. During the 2008 economic crisis, Fowler helped lead Ford Motor Company’s turnaround to profitability when the company was losing billions of dollars per year and facing bankruptcy. As chief operating officer, he had proven his abilities while navigating a successful upswing at the $10 billion British Jaguar & Land Rover operation when it faced stalled production, poor product quality, and was projected to lose $250 million. Fowler believes his business acumen and the assuredness he needed to beat insurmountable odds was sparked by his humble beginnings of selling baskets of eggs door-to-door and working as a janitor while growing up in Augusta, Georgia. It was this early introduction to the work world that motivated him to perform at a high level in education followed by the lessons learned in a variety of career assignments. Now, a supply chain improvement specialist who helps Fortune 500 companies boost product quality, productivity and financial performance, Fowler has a clear focus on what it takes to be successful in the C-suite and says it requires more than a winning attitude and determination. Professionals who see themselves among the C-suite ranks must possess a deep set of business skills and discipline. Fowler’s custom C-suite curriculum is a focused and disciplined program that provides direction and wisdom for professionals who aspire to reach the top tier of companies.

His programs are designed to help professionals understand the fundamentals to become a CEO (chief executive officer), usually the top position at a company or corporation—the person who signs off on most important decisions— and other C-suite roles such as CFO (chief financial officer) who guides business strategy, risk management, and financial analysis and opportunities; CIO (chief information officer) who governs information technology infrastructure and manages the company’s information technology; and COO (chief operating officer) is a senior executive tasked with overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of a business and typically reports directly to the CEO. During the decades he spent in leadership roles at General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford, Fowler established a reputation for developing and executing processes to improve quality and help the companies turnaround their performance. Fowler says that no matter how great his successes, he never achieved a single goal by himself. Each effort required teamwork. “That’s why understanding leadership and teambuilding is critically important at the top,” he says. One of the keys to building a high performing team is to quickly get an understanding of team members’ personal goals and create a specific plan to achieve them. Team members also need to understand the company’s goals to ensure their focus is in alignment. The best leaders realize that they need people, and that people will be willing to go the extra mile for them when they display a genuine interest in helping them achieve their professional and family goals. “One of the best qualities a leader can have is

credibility,” he says. “Credibility comes from sharing experiences and abilities with the team to make them better. It is also the way you share what you’ve learned.” Fowler is known for being a sensei, the Japanese title for a teacher or master, and he possesses the ability to make complex subjects seem simple. Much like the head coach of a professional football team who repeatedly analyzes an opposing team’s defense, noting strengths and weaknesses, Fowler has meticulously studied the skills and capabilities required to become a C-suite leader. He says every CEO must be able to review external and internal environments and understand the performance gap for all key stakeholders, especially shareholders. Then, the CEO must be able to work with teams to craft a compelling vision, comprehensive strategy, and plan, and set up a reliable process to ensure execution. A CEO also must have a strategy to develop talent to ensure success. The talent development strategy is also a critical success factor for winning, he says. So is building an executive team that owns technical excellence, working together with transparency and ethics. Finally, professionals who want to effectively position themselves for the C-Suite position must gain knowledge, experience, and confidence by experiencing successes amid adverse circumstances such as turning around profit losses, correcting major production problems, and improving product quality. Fowler successfully faced those challenges. The CEO position was more volatile than ever in 2019, when a record number of chief executives left their posts, according to a report from career tracking firm

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significant component of getting a missing person home safely. “The media uses certain cases to highlight, and so many other cases don’t get the same amount of attention,” she stated. “The media plays a huge role in making sure that we raise awareness for all missing persons and also be able to raise awareness of the tools that families have available to them that they may not know are available. We have had families sit down at the keyboard to search the database and find their loved one, essentially resolving their own case,” Spamer added. She continued: “It’s an empowering thing to have families to be able to participate in the search using certain tools that we make publicly available. There are so many resources available today that didn’t exist 20 or 30 years ago when their loved one may have gone missing. “We would love to see those families come forward today and provide whatever information they still have on their loved one because we are routinely seeing identifications on cases that are 20, 30, or 40 years old. And so as long as there’s a searching family member, it is never too late to file a report, get that case in NAMUS and potentially find a match and bring resolution to that family.”

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some panicked residents toward “our Asian brothers and sisters.” “We have to push back against any racism wherever it exists,” she said. “Kindness and patience will be required a lot from us.” U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams agreed. “People need to make attempts to connect more deeply and more often,” Adams said, suggesting a buddy system. “People want to still feel like someone out there still cares about them.” Adams said that (then) current coronavirus numbers in the U.S. matched numbers Italy saw two weeks ago. “The next few weeks are going to be critical,” Adams said, adding that he realizes the African American community does not have a lot of trust in the current administration. “I know what it’s like growing up poor, Black and with limited healthcare. I will keep fighting for people of color and I hope I can earn your trust.” Adams has held the surgeon general post since

2017 and stressed that he is not a politician. The former anesthesiologist and Indiana State Health Commissioner began a campaign in September 2018 along with other public health officials to promote seasonal flu vaccinations because the previous year’s flu epidemic resulted in the deaths of an estimated 80,000 Americans. “Testing has not gone the way we would have liked it to have gone so far,” Adams said regarding the coronavirus. He noted that the country is at a turning point now, as over 83 state and local labs are now working on developing and providing tests. “We’re prioritizing testing for healthcare workers and those most vulnerable, those over 65 with medical conditions.” In addition to the CDC guidelines for limiting the impact of the disease, which include social distancing and hand washing, Adams also mentioned that the President had authorized more than $50 billion in funding for states and localities to work against the spread of coronavirus. “I promise you I’m in there fighting for your priorities,”

Adams said. “It’s going to be a tough several weeks ahead. We need to lean into it now and we’ll see the positive effects down the line.” Nicolette Louissant, PhD., is the executive director of Healthcare Ready, an organization established after Hurricane Katrina. It works with the public and private sectors to strengthen healthcare systems before, during, and after disasters. “We have to approach this from a community preparedness standpoint to work together and engage our community,” said Louissaint, who also suggested one-onone support like making “old-school phone calls” and delivering prescription medications to those who need them. “This is a sustained event,” she said. “Over the long haul, we’re going to radically change our lifestyles. Equity issues are at play here. Eighty-five percent of people of color have to rely on more prescription drugs. They have medical needs. Access is incredibly important.”

Challenger, Gray and Christmas. Nearly 1,500 CEOs left their posts between January and November 2019, a 12% increase from the same time period in 2018. That’s also significantly more than the 1,100 executives who left their posts in 2008, the height of the Great Recession. It means an unprecedented opportunity for professionals who want to reach the executive levels of leadership in companies and corporations. Fowler says, given the opportunity, he would take on another corporate turnaround mission. With his consulting firm, Bennie Fowler LLC, he helps companies improve supply chain management. As a turnaround leader, Fowler was able to come in, pick up pieces and make things right when his companies were failing to perform. As a change agent, he was trusted to solve problems when there was no obvious solution. As a stabilizer, he understood what to preserve during troubled times and what to eliminate. He says people who want into C-suite ranks should have the ability to quickly assess the current business situation and demonstrate that they can get results in highstakes environments. African Americans need to be overly prepared with unmatched qualifications. Fowler concluded, “I always thought if there was a job that had to be done, and there were 10 people [competing for the job], why shouldn’t it be me? God has blessed me with the talents that I have, I try to use them for the benefit of myself, my family and everybody around me.” Kimberly Hayes Taylor is a freelance journalist in Detroit.

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1222 Doing business as: UPTICK at 8401 Laborough Dr Apt D, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARVEON DARNELL TUGGLE, 8401 Laborough Dr Apt D, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARVEON DARNELL TUGGLE 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 13, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 13, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020

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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 26, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 �������������������������������

CFO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 26, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R EDMIASTON, 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 26, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020

FILE NO: 2020-B1478 Doing business as: GASKILL ROSE LUXURY HOME BUILDERS at 13524 Faringford Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GASKILL ROSE FAMILY HOMES, INC., CA, 13524 Faringford Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: AMY S ROSE, PRESIDENT The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 03/05/2013 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 25, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R EDMIASTON, 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 25, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020

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������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1488 Doing business as: MATRIARCH BEAUTY at 4200 Stine Rd. Suite D, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: 909 Watts Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Full name of registrant: LYNNETTE CORINTH GARRETT, 909 Watts Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: LYNNETTE CORINTH GARRETT The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 03/01/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 26, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A)

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1524 Doing business as: CHRISTIAN LABOR SERVICES at 148 Anna Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JAY CARROLL RUNYAN, 148 Anna Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JAY CARROLL RUNYAN 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 26, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 26, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1521 Doing business as: CHESTER LIQUOR & MARKET at 3401 S Chester Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: 501 W Glenoaks Blvd # 506, Glendale, Ca. 91202 County: Kern Full name of registrant: EAGLE FUEL, CA, 3401 S Chester Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: MUSHEGH SARGSYAN, PRESIDENT The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/27/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 26, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1515 Doing business as: AMERICAN CATTLE HAULING at 696 Renfro Rd., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANDREA ACOSTA, 696 Renfro Rd., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ANDREA ACOSTA 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 26, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 26, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1490 Doing business as: DON’T REPLACE REGLAZE at 1523 Panama Ln E-100, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: AVANT GARDE GROUP, CA, 1523 Panama Ln E-100, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: ULICES BLADMIR MELENDEZ,

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1027 Doing business as: PULSE POSITIVE P.E.M.F. at 11503 Silver Crown Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: KARLEE SUE MCNEW, 11503 Silver Crown Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: KARLEE SUE MCNEW 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 6, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, 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 6, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1430 Doing business as: LUXOR CBD at 4420 Coffee Rd Unit 4560C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LUXOR CBD, INC., CA, 4420 Coffee Rd Unit 4560C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: REMON HANNA, PRESIDENT The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/20/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 24, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows

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������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1447 Doing business as: MACIAS JUMPERS at 15201 Aldridge Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW MACIAS, 15201 Aldridge Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CHRISTOPHER MATTHEW MACIAS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 06/13/2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 24, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 24, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1446 Doing business as: THE GYPSY’S GARDEN at 1037 H Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 80852, Bakersfield, Ca. 93380 County: Kern Full name of registrant: E CHRYSTINE WHARTON MORRIS, 7801 Hooper Avenue, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: E CHRYSTINE WHARTON MORRIS 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 24, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 24, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1417 Doing business as: CENTRAL COAST BIOMEDIX at 3629 Rockcrest Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ROBERT JOHN HUTCHINGS III, 3629 Rockcrest Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Full name of registrant: ANN ELIZABETH HUTCHINGS, 3629 Rockcrest Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: ROBERT JOHN HUTCHINGS III The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 09/11/2004 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 24, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R EDMIASTON, 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 24, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 �������������������������������

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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1366 2020-B1367 Doing business as: COLD WITH DA FIRE ‘N / CWDFN at 1620 Oak St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BRANDON ANTHONY WILLIAMS, 1620 Oak St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: BRANDON ANTHONY WILLIAMS 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, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, 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, 2025

PUBLIC NOTICE BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1535 Doing business as: LA CASA DEL PADRE at 215 Niles Pl., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: 3501 Mall View Rd. #115-272, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 County: Kern Full name of registrant: 2 SAINTS, INC, CA, 3501 Mall View Rd. #115-272, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: MIGUEL R. FLORES, PRESIDENT The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 27, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 27, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B6331 Business Name you wish to abandon: CHESTER LIQUOR & MARKET Street address of business: 3401 S. Chester Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 County: Kern Mailing address of business: 501 W. Glen Oaks Blvd #506, Glendale, Ca. 91202 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: NHN EXPRESS, INC., CA, 501 W. Glen Oaks Blvd #506, Glendale, Ca. 91202 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: Corporation SIGNED: MUSHEGH SARGSYAN, OWNER/ PRESIDENT This statement of abandonment filed on: February 26, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B0991 Doing business as: KLUVVV GOODIES at 1725 Cypress Circle, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: 1220 Waterfront Dr., Virginia Beach, Va. 23451 County: Kern Full name of registrant: MECKALA EUGENIA PHILLIPS-SMITH, 1220 Waterfront Dr., Virginia Beach, Va. 23451 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MECKALA EUGENIA PHILLIPSSMITH 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 5, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 5, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF RODRIGO T. MARTINEZ aka RODRIGO TAMAYO MARTINEZ CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002798 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of RODRIGO T. MARTINEZ aka RODRIGO TAMAYO MARTINEZ A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MARIA MAGDALENA FLORES in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: METROPOLITAN DIVISION THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that MARIA MAGDALENA FLORES be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Apr 23, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301

PUBLIC NOTICE IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: MARIA MAGDALENA FLORES 30786 Burbank St. Shafter, Ca. 93263 Telephone: (661) 859-3221 Fax: E-Mail: Petitioner In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 4, 11, 18, 2020

������������������������������� SUMMONS (Parentage-Custody and Support) CITACION (Paternidad-Custodia y Manutencion) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: SERGIO BARRERA REYES AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre): You are being sued. Read the information below and on the next page. Lo han demandado. Lea la informacion a continuacion y en la pagina siguiente. PETITIONER’S NAME: SUSANA PASCACIO SANCHEZ EL NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) BPT-19-002631 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petitions are served on you to file a Response (form FL-220 or FL-270) at the court and a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, or phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your right to custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay child support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www. lawhelpca. Org), or by contacting your local bar association NOTICE: The restraining order on page 2 remains in effect against each parent until the petition is dismissed, a judgement is entered, or the court makes further orders. This order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of it. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de habir recibido la entrega legal de esta Ciracion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-220 o FL-270) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerlo. Si no oresebta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion de los hijos, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado, Puede obtener informacion para encontrar un abogado en el Centri de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org), o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogasos de su condado. AVISO: La orden de proteccion que aparecen en la pagina 2 continuara en vigencia en cuanto a cada parte hasta que se emita un fallo final, se despida la peticion o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas orden puede hacerla acatar en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puedeordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o del la otra parte. The name and address of the Court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte son:) KERN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney, are (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son:) SUSANA PASCACIO SANCHEZ 1617 Flower St. Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Telephone: 661-437-8593 PREPARED BY: LUIS M SOLORZANO LDA#111 933 Niles St. Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 661-323-0333 Date (Fecha): Nov 27, 2019 (SEAL) Clerk, By: (Acturio), P. ALLISON, Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1703 Doing business as: CORNERSTONE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY at 801 Brundage Ln. Ste R, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 71232, Bakersfield, Ca. 93387 County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARCUS ANDRE TOMLIN, 127 So Kincaid St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARCUS ANDRE TOMLIN The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 05/04/2006


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This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 5, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 5, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 �������������������������������

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 4, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 �������������������������������

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, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1659 Doing business as: CB TRUCKING at 816 25th St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSE DE JESUS CHAVEZ BELTRAN, 816 25th St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JOSE DE JESUS CHAVEZ BELTRAN The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 03/04/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 4, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 4, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1597 Doing business as: PLUGGED IN at 9303 Vistoso Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JAMES CHESTER, 9303 Vistoso Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MECKALA EUGENIA PHILLIPSSMITH 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, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 28, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1653 Doing business as: RIOSAN FREIGHT TRANSPORTER at 5824 Quebec Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 42253, Bakersfield, Ca. 93384 County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARIO SANCHEZ, 5824 Quebec Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARIO SANCHEZ 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 4, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1662 2020-B1663 Doing business as: BPM REAL ESTATE / BP REAL ESTATE at 5405 Stockdale Hwy Suite 107, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: OMID DARAGAHI, 5405 Stockdale Hwy Suite 107, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: OMID DARAGAHI 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 4, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 4, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1681 Doing business as: FACES BY CHERISH WILSON at 6001 Truxtun Ave Unit C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 9417 Max Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHERISH KAYLENE WILSON, 9417 Max Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARCUS ANDRE TOMLIN The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 01/15/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 4, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, 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 4, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1559 Doing business as: PURO CLEAN CERTIFIED RESTORATION SPECIALIST at 1901 N. Chester Aveenue, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MCMURTREY SERVICES, INC., CA, 1901 N. Chester Aveenue, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: JOHN MCMURTREY, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 03/15/2015 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 27, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1661 Doing business as: KUN ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL MEDICINE at 4949 Buckley Way #104, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: KUN DONG PARK, 9505 Durand Oak Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: KUN DONG PARK 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 4, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 4, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1631 Doing business as: ARISTON PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS at 12115 Fairburn Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ADRIAN MOSES CHACON, 12115 Fairburn Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ADRIAN MOSES CHACON 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, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 2, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1398 Doing business as: TRANLOGIX INC at 440 19th Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TRANLOGIX INC, CA, 440 19th Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: JAKE TRAN, SECRETARY The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/05/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 21, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ.,

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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, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1613 Doing business as: GILL XPRESS LOGISTICS at 11801 Campus Park Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: IQWINDERJIT SINGH GILL, 11801 Campus Park Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: IQWINDERJIT SINGH GILL 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, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 2, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1636 Doing business as: THE BELLEZZA BEAUTY BAR at 4324 McCray St. Apt. C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: FLOR DENISE MEDRANO, 4324 McCray St. Apt. C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: FLOR DENISE MEDRANO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 03/02/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 2, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 2, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1584 2020-B1585 2020-B1586 2020-B1587 2020-B1588 2020-B1589 2020-B1590 2020-B1591 Doing business as: GREAT INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN MISSION, THE / RING OF FIRE, THE / “I AM” ONE BODY ENGAGED IN GOD’S WILL / CAR WASH FOR LIFE / GOD’S WILL STORES / STEWARDS OF THE EARTH RECYCLING / GRACE RANCH / D.A.D. DADS AGAINST DRUGS at 148 Anna Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL AMERICAN MISSION, INC., CA, 148 Anna Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: JAY RUNYAN, PRESIDENT The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/31/2009 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 28, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, 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

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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, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 �������������������������������

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, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020

PALACE, LLC., CA, 5498 California Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: JUNBAE KIM, MEMBER This statement of abandonment filed on: February 27, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020

as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: MICHAEL R. YOUNG THE LAW OFFICES OF YOUNG & NICHOLS 1901 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Telephone: (661) 861-7911 Fax: (661) 861-7932 E-Mail: myoung@youngnichols. com

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1568 Doing business as: KOZA BELLA at 14702 Beach Aster Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: KEREN ISABEL MARTIN SALAS, 14702 Beach Aster Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: KEREN ISABEL MARTIN SALAS 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, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 28, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1539 Doing business as: JP’S HANDYMAN SERVICES at 9501 Tahiti Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JUAN PABLO MARCIAL, 9501 Tahiti Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JUAN PABLO MARCIAL 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, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 27, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1552 Doing business as: SHOGUN PALACE at 5498 California Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 9401 Seager Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 County: Kern Full name of registrant: PBN3 LLC., CA, 9401 Seager Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: NELSON SOMANO, MEMBER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Feb 27, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1551 Doing business as: BAKERSFIELD PARTY CHARACTERS at 6009 Hartman Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JULIEN ANDRE VEGA, 6009 Hartman Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JULIEN ANDRE VEGA 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, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Feb 27, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B1625 Business Name you wish to abandon: KUN ACUPUNCTURE & HERBS MEDICINE Street address of business: 4949 Buckley Way. #104, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: KUN DONG PARK, 9505 Durand Oak Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 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: KUN DONG PARK, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: March 4, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B1325 Business Name you wish to abandon: TRAN LOGIX Street address of business: 440 19th Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: JOE XUAN TRAN, 2707 Wharncliff Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: JAKE PHAM TRAN, 2707 Wharncliff Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 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: General Partnership SIGNED: JAKE PHAM TRAN, SECRETARY This statement of abandonment filed on: February 21, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B0267 Business Name you wish to abandon: SHOGUN PALACE Street address of business: 5498 California Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: THE SHOGUN

������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B1654 Business Name you wish to abandon: CONERSTONE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Street address of business: 801 Brundage Ln. Ste R, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 County: Kern Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 71232, Bakersfield, Ca. 93387 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: MARCUS ANDRE TOMLIN, 127 So Kincaid St., 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: MARCUS ANDRE TOMLIN, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: March 5, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 11, 18, 25, Apr 1, 2020 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CARL HOWELL CASE NUMBER: BPB-20-002080 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CARL HOWELL A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BARBARA HOWELL in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: METRO DIVISION THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BARBARA HOWELL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Mar 12, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-20-100448 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 PETITION OF: LAUREN BAILEY BOLLER FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: LAUREN BAILEY BOLLER for a decree changing names as follows: Present name LAUREN BAILEY BOLLER Filed a petition with this court Proposed name LAUREN BAILEY RUIBAL THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted if no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: May 11, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: Feb 28, 2020 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY LAUREN BAILEY BOLLER 4209 Akers Road Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Phone: (661) 489-9808 E-Mail Address: lboller2001@gmail.com BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1862 2020-B1863 2020-B1864 2020-B1865 Doing business as: CENTRAL VALLEY APARTMENT ADVISORS / CVAA / CENTRAL VALLEY HOME ADVISORS / CVHA at 900 Truxtun Ave. Ste 230, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ESTEBAN CONTRERAS, 900 Truxtun Ave. Ste 230, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ESTEBAN CONTRERAS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 02/22/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 11, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R EDMIASTON, 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 11, 2025

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PUBLIC NOTICE BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1869 Doing business as: BAKERSFIELD CHOICE MITIGATION at 200 Crimson Creek Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DCZ CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, LLC, CA, 200 Crimson Creek Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: STEPHANIE DAIGLE, MANAGING MEMBER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 11, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 11, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1851 Doing business as: BACK YARD PROS at 3601 Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ROBERTO ANDRADE, 3601 Belle Terrace, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ROBERTO ANDRADE The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 03/09/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 10, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 10, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1847 Doing business as: LENTIL LOVE at 4109 Chardonnay Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: 3501 Mall view Road #115-333, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 County: Kern Full name of registrant: PORTIA SUNG SOOK CHOI, 4109 Chardonnay Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: PORTIA SUNG SOOK CHOI The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 11/20/2014 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 10, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 10, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1854 Doing business as: EL TEMERARIO TRUCKING LLC at 4111 Trallrock Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: EL TEMERARIO TRUCKING LLC, CA, 4111 Trallrock Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: FRANCO C, MANGER 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 10, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 10, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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FILE NO: 2020-B1852 Doing business as: JOHN CARRIER at 5511 Transparent Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JAGROOP SINGH, 5511 Transparent Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JAGROOP SINGH The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 10, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 10, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020

SINGH, 1925 Planz Road, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: GAGANDEEP SINGH The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 9, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R EDMIASTON, 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 9, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1848 2020-B1849 2020-B1850 Doing business as: HALO HEALING / KERN POETRY FOUNDATION / KERN POETRY at 4109 Chardonnay Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: 3501 Mall view Road #115-333, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 County: Kern Full name of registrant: PORTIA SUNG SOOK CHOI, 4109 Chardonnay Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: PORTIA SUNG SOOK CHOI The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 07/01/2014 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 10, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 10, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1774 Doing business as: SMOKE SCENE at 2630 River Blvd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ALI AHMED YAFAI, 2630 River Blvd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ALI AHMED YAFAI 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 9, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, 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 9, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1819 2020-B1820 Doing business as: SLS THE LABEL / SSLUXE at 3812 Meadowlane Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SHADAE LEEAHANA SIMS, 3812 Meadowlane Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SHADAE LEEAHANA SIMS 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 9, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 9, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1760 Doing business as: GSINGH EXPRESS at 1925 Planz Road, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GAGANDEEP

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1720 Doing business as: EJUICEOVERSTOCK.COM at 3807 Patton Way Unit 103, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SAMER GHASSAN ALNIMRI, 12213 Great Country Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: SAMER GHASSAN ALNIMRI The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 09/25/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 6, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 6, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1708 Doing business as: HAPPY HOME CLEANING SOLUTIONS at 8905 Gascony Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ADAM RICH CROWELL, 8905 Gascony Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Full name of registrant: ERIC JAMES CROWELL, 5719 Stacey St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: ERIC JAMES CROWELL 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, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 5, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1652 Doing business as: LIP’S SNOW CONES at 2417 January Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANDREA MIESHA MURPHY, 2417 January Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Individial SIGNED: ANDREA MIESHA MURPHY 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 4, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 4, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B7344 Business Name you wish to abandon: JOHN CARRIER Street address of business: 5511 Transparent Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: JAGROOP SINGH, 5511 Transparent Ct., 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: JAGROOP SINGH, OWNER

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This statement of abandonment filed on: March 10, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B7287 Business Name you wish to abandon: GSINGH EXPRESS Street address of business: 1925 Planz Road, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: GAGANDEEP SINGH, 1925 Planz Road, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 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: GAGANDEEP SINGH, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: March 9, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R EDMIASTON Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 18, 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020 ������������������������������� SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCL-19-017734 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): ANGELICA M MARQUEZ, an individual; and DOES 1-100, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): CROWN ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): KERN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1415 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): Michael Raichelson/SBN-174607, Sarah Jane Reynolds/SBN 299510; Luis Duenas/SBN 271873 PERSOLVE LEGAL GROUP, LLP 9301 Corbin Ave Ste 1600 Northridge, CA 91324 Telephone: (818) 534-3100 Fax: DATE (Fecha): October 15, 2019 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS, Clerk (Secretario), by Layton Johnson, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served. BAKERSFIELD

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NEWS OBSERVER (PLG) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 Order to Show Cause Hearing is set for 4/15/2020 at 8:30 A.M. in Department 12. BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (PLG) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-20-100573 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 Branch: Superior Division PETITION OF: JO G. FLANNIGON FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JO G. FLANNIGON for a decree changing names as follows: Present name JO G. FLANNIGON Filed a petition with this court Proposed name JO G. BARRICK THE COURT ORDERS: that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted if no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: May 12, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: Feb 28, 2020 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY Jo G. Flannigon 13809 Via La Maders Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Phone: (661) 319-6570 E-Mail Address: mobilemejo@gmail.com BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF ANNIE DELATORRE aka ANNIE DE LA TORRE aka ANITA DE LA TORRE CASE NUMBER: BPB-20-002080 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of ANNIE DELATORRE aka ANNIE DE LA TORRE aka ANITA DE LA TORRE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by DOLLY L. MUNOZ in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: METROPOLITAN DIVISION THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that DOLLY L. MUNOZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: Apr 16, 2020 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: DOLLY L. MUNOZ 2515 Berkshire Rd. Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Telephone: (562) 964-8607 PETITIONER IN PRO PER BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 2020

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PUBLIC NOTICE SUMMONS (Family Law) CITACION (Derecho familiar) NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name): AVISO AL DEMANDADO (Nombre) ARCENIO JIMENEZ MEZA You are being sued. Read the information below and on the next page. Lo han demandado. Lea la informacion a continuacion y en la pagina siguiente. PETITIONER’S NAME: EL NOMBRE DEL DEMANDANTE: SANDRA C. SANCHEZ RUIZ CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) BFL-20-001494 You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and Petitions are served on you to file a Response (form FL120) at the court and a copy served on the petitioner. A letter, or phone call, or court appearance will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your right to custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay child support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. Get help finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courts. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services website (www. lawhelpca. Org), or by contacting your local bar association NOTICE-RESTRAINING ORDERS ARE ON PAGE 2: remains in effect against each parent until the petition is dismissed, a judgement is entered, or the court makes further orders. This order is enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of it. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Tiene 30 dias de calendario despues de habir recibido la entrega legal de esta Ciracion y Peticion para presentar una Respuesta (formulario FL-120) ante la corte y efectuar la entrega legal de una copia al demandante. Una carta o llamada telefonica o una audiencia de la corte no basta para protegerlo. Si no oresebta su Respuesta a tiempo, la corte puede dar ordenes que afecten la custodia de sus hijos. La corte tambien le puede ordenar que pague manutencion de los hijos, y honorarios y costos legales. Para asesoramiento legal, pongase en contacto de inmediato con un abogado, Puede obtener informacion para encontrar un abogado en el Centri de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.sucorte.ca.gov), en el sitio web de los Servicios Legales de California (www.lawhelpca.org), o poniendose en contacto con el colegio de abogasos de su condado. AVISO-LAS ORDENES DE RESTRICCION SE ENCUENTRAN EN LA PAGINA 2: Las ordenes de restriccion estan en vigencia en cuanto a ambos conyuges o miembros de la pareja de hecho hasta que se despida la peticion, se emita un fallo o la corte de otras ordenes. Cualquier agencia del orden publico que haya recibido o visto una copia de estas orden puede hacerla acatar en cualquier lugar de California. EXENCION DE CUOTAS: Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario un formulario de exencion de cuotas. La corte puedeordenar que usted pague, ya sea en parte o por completo, las cuotas y costos de la corte previamente exentos a peticion de usted o del la otra parte. 1. The name and address of the Court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte son:) KERN COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1215 Truxtun Ave. Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 2. The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or petitioner without an attorney, are (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante si no tiene abogado, son:) SANDRA C. SANCHEZ RUIZ 623 WELCH AVE. BAKERSFIELD, CA. 93307 Telephone: (661) 348-6433 TOTAL SOLUTIONS ESTHER AGUIRRE, LDA #110, Exp: 7/16/20 PO Box 2261 BAKERSFIELD, CA. 93303 Telephone: (661) 324-4492 Date (Fecha): February 19, 2020 (SEAL) Clerk, By: (Acturio), P. ALLISON, Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (LHC) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1906 2020-B1907 2020-B1908 Doing business as: FLAME & FIRE BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE / FLAME & FIRE CHURRASCARIA BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE / FLAME & FIRE at 12814 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: PO Box 60214, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHAMAS E FOGO BAKERSFIELD LLC., CA, 7920 Honeysuckle Drive, Anchorage, AK. 99502 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: CHRISTOPHE DOLOMBA, MANAGING MEMBER The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 12, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R EDMIASTON, 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 12, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1902 Doing business as: SMALL TOWN XOTICS at 527 Shady Meadow Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SHANE LLOYD KELLEY, 527 Shady Meadow Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual

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SIGNED: JULIEN ANDRE VEGA The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 04/01/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 12, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 12, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020

above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 16, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, 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 16, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1972 Doing business as: GOD POWER TRUCKING at 400 White Lane Apt #79, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: PO Box 78154, Bakersfield, Ca. 93383 County: Kern Full name of registrant: GURWINDER SINGH, 400 White Lane Apt #79, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: GURWINDER SINGH The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 16, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 16, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1957 Doing business as: OUR REEFER at 6200 Straub Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DAVID LYNN MAURER, 6200 Straub Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DAVID LYNN MAURER 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 16, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 16, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1959 2020-B1960 Doing business as: ROAD WARRIOR XPRESS / RWX at 414 El Fuerte Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ROAD WARRIOR XPRESS LLC, CA, 414 El Fuerte Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: HECTOR TORRES, PRESIDENT The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Mar 16, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 16, 2025 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2020-B1951 Doing business as: RUBI BEAUTY WIRELESS at 1400 Niles St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RUBI VALDES GALLARDO, 1413 Palm Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: RUBI VALDES GALLARDO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed

STATEMENT OF ABAND ������������������������������� ONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B1907 Business Name you wish to abandon: FLAME & FIRE BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE Street address of business: 12814 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 County: Kern Mailing address of business: PO Box 60214, Bakersfield, Ca., 93311 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: CHAMAS E FOGO BAKERSFIELD, LLC., CA, 7920 Honeysuckle Drive, Anchorage, AK. 99502 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: CHRISTOPHE DOLOMBA, MANAGING MEMBER This statement of abandonment filed on: March 16, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B1908 Business Name you wish to abandon: FLAME & FIRE Street address of business: 12814 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 County: Kern Mailing address of business: PO Box 60214, Bakersfield, Ca., 93311 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: CHAMAS E FOGO BAKERSFIELD, LLC., CA, 7920 Honeysuckle Drive, Anchorage, AK. 99502 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: CHRISTOPHE DOLOMBA, MANAGING MEMBER This statement of abandonment filed on: March 16, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B0606 Business Name you wish to abandon: RUBI BEAUTY WIRELESS Street address of business: 1413 Palm Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: RUBI VALDES GALLARDO, 1413 Palm Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 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: RUBI VALDES GALLARDO, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: March 16, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B5781 Business Name you wish to abandon: SMALL TOWN XOTICS Street address of business: 527 Shady Meadow Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: SHANE LLOYD KELLEY, 527 Shady Meadow Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: KELLY COLLEEN KELLEY, 527 Shady Meadow Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 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: Married Couple SIGNED: SHANE LLOYD KELLEY, OWNER This statement of abandonment filed on: March 12, 2020 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N FRANCO Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 2020


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Netflix’s

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Entertainment

Self Made Madam C.J. Walker tackled the politics of black hair. More than a century later, the battle still rages on. Octavia Spencer as Madam C.J. Walker in the Netflix limited series “Self Made.” (David Lee/Netflix)

By Helena Andrews-Dyer “Hair can be freedom or bondage. The choice is yours,” Sarah Breedlove shouts to a growing crowd of black women as she shows off her homemade “hair grower” — palm-sized tins of hope — in the Netflix limited series “Self Made.” In the scene, Sarah isn’t yet Madam C.J. Walker: the first female African American millionaire who employed nearly 10,000 workers, owned bustling factories run by women and built a mansion next to John D. Rockefeller’s. But even without the fancy name, Sarah has vision and quickly emerges as the loudest voice in what we now know as the Great Conversation about black hair. Should it be straight? Natural? Judged? Touched? Left alone? A century later, society is still trying to answer those questions. And “Self Made,” an earnest zip through Walker’s extraordinary life told in four episodes released Friday, is part of a cultural groundswell about African American women’s hair that has been growing — like the Madam’s first miracle product — for some time. “This conversation about hair has been going on five years, 10 years, 20,” said Jamyla Bennu, co-founder of Oyin Handmade, an organic product line for highly textured hair. “We’ve been having this conversation.” What makes this moment feel different, she said, is that the world — made smaller through the Internet — might finally be catching on. In February, the animated short “Hair Love,” about a little black girl and her father learning how to care for her textured curls, won an Oscar. The CROWN Act, a bill banning natural hair discrimination, became law in California in January. That same month, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), one-fourth of “the squad” who regularly showcased natural hairstyles on the national stage, revealed

she has alopecia, an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss. “You are not your hair. And that’s true,” Pressley explained in an emotional video. “But I still want it.” Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s honest conversation about alopecia and hair loss praised as ‘liberating’ “Lots of stories are being made about hair now, but it’s not really about hair. Not to me, at least,” actress Octavia Spencer, who portrays Walker in the Netflix series, told the Boston Globe in an interview. That’s the thing: It’s all about hair. But it’s never actually about hair. Madam Walker’s great-great-granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, on whose book the show is based, agreed: “This is about power,” she said. “The story has been on the desk of Hollywood executives for many, many years,” said Bundles, author of “On Her Own Ground: The Life And Times of Madam C.J. Walker.” Her relative’s great American tale — born four years after the Emancipation Proclamation, then journeying from washerwoman to head of her own cosmetics empire — has been on its way to a screen since the late ’80s. That’s when Alex Haley, author of the seminal saga “Roots,” first floated the idea. That fell through. Then in 2001, Columbia TriStar (now Sony Pictures Television) optioned Bundles’s book. Then that deal fell through. Next came HBO. And well … What has changed recently seems to be Hollywood’s attitude toward movies centered on black characters. “The Butler,” “12 Years a Slave” and other films proved that they could be sold domestically and overseas. “At that point,” Bundles said, “I started to get a lot of calls.” But there’s something bigger going on, too. Bundles thinks “we are in a moment” — a moment in which the discourse around black hair has shifted (again) in such a

84 million Americans

way that perhaps this might be the last time we talk about it. “This does feel different to me,” Bundles said. “When I was a senior in high school in 1969 going from a perm to an Afro, I thought we had won this battle. But that pendulum swung back with societal pressure. Now there are laws preventing people from sanctioning us and policing us.” Laws such as the aforementioned CROWN (Creating a Respectful Open Workplace for Natural hair) Act. First introduced by California state Sen. Holly Mitchell (D), who has been wearing her own hair in locs for decades, it bans discrimination against natural hairstyles associated with race. Its passage was personal. For years, Mitchell had been answering letters from little girls who were bullied about their natural hair. She regularly sent them her official California State House photo in response, in which she is “in a suit looking all senatorial with my locs,” she said. She remembered those little girls and that image while drafting the very legislation that would protect them. “This is deeper than hair,” Mitchell said. “This is an issue of culture, choice, perception and how we redefine the concept of what’s acceptable and what’s attractive.” Tiffany Gill, author of the book “Beauty Shop Politics,” echoed Bundle and Mitchell. “It’s hair as a means of mobility, hair as a means of black women claiming modern identity. That’s something that is often missed in conversations,” she said. Black hair is personal, persistent and political. It always has been. Walker encouraged all of her sales agents to be politically active — so much so it was practically a job requirement. At the close of one of her company conventions in the early 20th century, she gathered her employees

together to write a telegram to President Woodrow Wilson urging him to sign anti-lynching legislation. She donated. She marched. She lobbied. Whether black women’s hair was bone-straight enough to simulate white hair wasn’t Madam Walker’s real concern, but whether black women had access to income, education and independence was. There’s a throughline then between Walker’s first hair products — meant to provide for black women just one or two generations out of slavery — and the cultural hair acceptance now being codified into law. However, pushback still remains. Yes, “Hair Love” won an Oscar, but remember teenager DeAndre Arnold, who was invited to attend the ceremony alongside the producers after he made headlines because his high school demanded he cut off his locs to walk at commencement. How ‘Hair Love’ went from a beloved Kickstarter project to an Oscar-winning animated short Though it’s been nearly 101 years since Walker died, here we are, still grappling with the stuff that grows out of our heads. In 2020, is the power dynamic finally, irrevocably shifting? “This is a moment, not the first moment, where there is a push to be unapologetic about blackness,” Gill said. “Things we use to only talk about in the beauty shops are now being talked about in the broader public.” For black women in particular, beauty shops — like the ones pioneered by Walker — have always been spaces where they feel safe, centered and, most importantly, seen. Walker was one of the first to hold up that mirror, and now it’s up to the culture writ large to finally take a good long look.

RIHANNA OPENS HER WALLET Rihanna`s Clara Lionel Foundation is giving $5 million to the response efforts against the coronavirus. The money will support “on-the-ground partners working on the frontlines of disaster response especially those focused on protecting and serving marginalized communities _ helping the most vulnerable in the United States, the Caribbean and in Africa prepare for what is to come,'' the foundation said in a statement. The funding will be channeled through Direct Relief,

Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee, the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and others. “Never has it been more important or urgent to protect and prepare marginalized and underserved communities -those who will be hit hardest by this pandemic,'' CLF's executive director Justine Lucas said in the statement. The money will go to food banks, testing, healthcare worker training, virus prevention and distribution of critical respiratory supplies.

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Top Row:  Bishop Charles E. Blake West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles, Rev. Jacqueline Thompson, pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, Pastor “J” Edgar Boyd of First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles Bottom Row: Rev. Kenneth C. Curry, Jr., of Friendship Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, Pastor Amos Brown Third Baptist Church in San Francisco and Pastor Touré Roberts of The Potter’s House at One L.A.

Bedside Baptist has Taken on a Whole New Meaning Due to the Coronavirus Crisis Worship houses from Southern California to beyond the Bay Area have been instructed not to hold inhouse services for some time due to the novel coronavirus outbreak making its way around the globe. McKenzie Jackson California Black Media Usually it’s come as you are, but this past Sunday the message to parishioners of African-American churches across the Golden State was tune in online. Worship houses from Southern California to beyond the Bay Area have been instructed not to hold in-house services for some time due to the novel coronavirus outbreak making its way around the globe. “We may not be able to touch in the natural but we are connected in the spirit,” the Rev. Jacqueline Thompson, pastor of Allen Temple Baptist Church in Oakland, told her parishioners via video stream last Sunday. The 100-year-old congregation is one of the oldest Black churches in the Bay Area. For Clint Thompson of Santa Monica the governor’s shelter in place order meant abandoning his weekly jaunt to West Angeles Church of God in Christ in Los Angeles for Sunday service. The popular South Los Angeles church canceled its service and instead live-streamed Bishop Charles E. Blake’s message online. Thompson, a 37-yearold actor, said he watched the service for his weekly inspiration, but noted that he missed sitting in the pews. “The service is good and its theatrical,” he said. “The music is good, the praise dancing. It feels like a live music festival.” Thompson isn’t the lone California worshipper who will be catching the gospel online during this time. Churchgoers across the state are tuning into worship services online via video streaming on their websites or social media pages in response to government officials across the state requesting that church services not convene anytime in the foreseeable future to slow the rapid spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes.

Sermons, choir performances, praise and worship, and other church service mainstays go on as usual. But they happen in front of a handful of worshippers, camera crews and technicians responsible for posting the services online — instead of the dozens to hundreds of people who usually pack California Black church benches on Sunday mornings. The Rev. Kenneth C. Curry, Jr., pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, said not preaching in front of hundreds of familiar faces is a strange feeling, but it is an essential one because of the health risks that come with the rapidly spreading respiratory illness. Curry said when Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a health emergency that put restrictions on public gatherings larger than 250 people, his church’s services were immediately cancelled. They began taping them for the internet. “I’ve preached in small groups, but its hard when you are standing in a sanctuary that you know holds 700 people, and you might be preaching to ten, and you are trying to make it feel like Sunday morning, and you’re far from Sunday morning,” he said. “It’s different, but it’s a service that is needed, so I make it happen for my people to the best of my ability.” Last Sunday, was men’s Sunday at Allen Temple Baptist in Oakland. The members of the men’s chorus performed on stage in a formation that allowed six feet of social distance among them. Each man had his own mic. “We’re scared right now, lord. We don’t understand what you are doing and we don’t like it,” Thompson, the pastor at Allen Temple, prayed during her Oakland church’s live stream that was broadcast on Facebook and on the church’s website. “But remind us that you are gracious. Even in the midst of this, thank you for slowing us down and connecting

us with family and what is important in this world,” she added. The spread of the coronavirus, officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, has sickened more than 329,000 people on six continents according to official tallies by governments and health organizations. It has caused the deaths of at least 14,522 people, as of Monday morning. In the United States, there have been 428 deaths and 33,018 health cases attributed to the illness. In California, so far, there have been 33 deaths related to COVID-19 and an estimated 1,849 people have tested positive. The high infection rate of the untreatable virus has changed life across the globe, shuttering businesses, schools, offices, restaurants, sports and entertainment venues and any other places groups of people might gather. Governments have urged people to stay indoors. California’s Black churches say they are taking the pandemic seriously by vigorously cleaning their worship houses and closing their doors to the public for regular church activities. Pastor “J” Edgar Boyd of First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles said in an online statement his church is working on ways for the church body to stay connected through video chats and conference calls. “Please know that we are praying for the safety, physical wellbeing and spiritual strength for you, your household, and for your entire family,” Boyd wrote. Curry said no services have taken place at his church since March 15. The church has been streaming its 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, and Sunday was the first time they broadcast their Sunday school service, which had about

130 viewers. He said churchgoers watch online messages. “I don’t care what a church does, even if it is in a minimized form, I think every church has to have some type of online presence,” Curry said. “They will figure out how to watch it. Even if they have to bring their grandkids over to get them online. They will figure out how to access it.” The pastor hinted at a question some churches will have: How to deal with deaths in church families? One of Curry’s congregants recently died, and another expected to pass soon. “We have to find a way to figure out how to celebrate that individual’s life,” he said. Pastor Touré Roberts of The Potter’s House at One L.A. said in his Sunday morning sermon, that it seems like the world has been flipped on its head during the coronavirus emergency, but he saw a silver lining “There are sometimes it feels like the world wasn’t turned upside down, but it was turned right-side up,” he said. “People are spending more time with their families. People are texting one another and checking on one another. In the midst of all this craziness, it seems we are getting our priorities straight, and I have just come to suspect that God is somewhere in it.” At Third Baptist Church in San Francisco, a 168year old African-American congregation, pastor Amos Brown prayed a solemn prayer for those affected by the Coronavirus crisis. “We pray for those on hospital bed waiting for healing, waiting for medical supplies desperately needed in this time of a pandemic worldwide,” he said.


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Few Homeless Off California’s Streets as Virus Spreads By STEFANIE DAZIO and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Homeless people in California congregated in parks, popped into each other's tents on sidewalks and packed closely together to get food Friday, routine scenes that took on different and dangerous significance as state officials try to contain spread of the coronavirus. California is under a statewide stay-at-home order and residents have been told not to gather in groups greater than 10 and when outside to maintain a safe distance from others. The state's homeless population, estimated at at least 150,000, is seen as especially vulnerable to a disease that is spread by coughing and sneezing. State and local officials have committed to moving quickly to get large numbers into safe indoor spaces. But there was little evidence that was happening. Nor was it apparent that testing of the homeless was ramping up. The state has reported only one coronavirus-related death of a homeless person, in Santa Clara County. It's not known if any of the state's more than 1,000 confirmed cases of the virus include homeless people, nor is it known how many have been tested for the disease. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order this week committing $150 million in emergency funding to help the homeless. The state has purchased 1,300 trailers and Newsom said Wednesday the state was negotiating with more than 900 hotels to provide housing for homeless and others who need to be isolated because they are symptomatic or infected. He said efforts to find those rooms would advance ``very, very quickly.'' But the ramp-up seemed to be moving slowly. Los Angeles County, which recorded nearly 60,000 homeless in a 2019 count, announced Friday it had signed an agreement with its first hotel, a 244-room Sheraton. However, the rooms wouldn't be available until Monday. Lynn Mohrfeld, president of the California Hotel and Lodging Association, said many hotel owners are apprehensive. ``I think the counties are having a hard time trying to figure out how to do this. They've never done this before and there are just so many millions of questions,'' Mohrfeld said. Some hotels that had initial interest in helping the state house cruise ship passengers or other populations are less interested in housing the homeless because of their complex needs. He said those hotels may ultimately still participate, but all of the questions grind things to a halt. Newsom said the state has executed leases for nearly 400 rooms in Oakland but his office has provided no additional details about the effort to partner with hotels beyond his comments in his press conferences. The order to shelter at home is impossible for people who have no homes, and advocates for the population say life has gotten rougher as public libraries and other places that once provided bathrooms, drinking water and a dry place to rest have evaporated with mandatory shut-downs. They also want the hotels open for people before they get sick.

``We know we're going to get it, and there's nothing we can do to fight it,`` said Shelby Wildeman, 53, a homeless resident of San Francisco. ``The closest we'll get to shelter is if they take us to jail.`` In the meantime, cities and counties are busy installing hand-washing stations and portable toilets and handing out sanitizer. The San Francisco chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America planned to hand out tents and bedding this weekend while other advocacy groups are calling on the governor for a statewide moratorium on unnecessary vehicle tows. A growing number of homeless are living in cars, unable to afford the state's high cost of living. In San Francisco's Tenderloin district, people gathered in groups outside single-occupancy rentals, sitting on portable chairs. Others laid out goods on blankets to sell to passers-by. Several San Francisco Sheriff's officers stood close to one another as they handcuffed a man. None wore masks. Trent Rhorer, San Francisco's Department of Human Services director, said they have leased 30 RVs through June, but there is no one in them yet. They're also looking to set up extra beds in auditoriums, hotels and other buildings to space out people in a city that recorded more than 8,000 homeless in its one-night count. He did not say whether the city had acquired any hotel leases. The slow search for indoor space has infuriated San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney, who represents the Tenderloin. ``Our shelters are short on everything. They're short on hand sanitizer, toilet paper and soap. It's a triage situation with stakes that could not be higher,`` he said. In Sacramento, Crystal Rose Sanchez was among several advocates who said there was scant outreach to the homeless, much less any immediate plans to offer additional shelter. ``There's all this money being handed out . but at this point the information that the coronavirus is here isn't even being processed out to this people,`` she said in a phone call from a homeless encampment that she said had nearly 200 people. She said local officials and the police should announce warnings to the homeless about the spread of the coronavirus. The streets of Los Angeles' Skid Row were packed Friday afternoon, with people lining the sidewalks in groups of more than 10, against public health orders. More than 3,000 homeless people live within a few blocks. They wedged together with hands outstretched as someone unloaded a van of produce, juice and prepackaged food. Shelters were erected side-by-side as people wandered around and into each others' tents to chat. Los Angeles homeless advocate Mel Tillekeratne said many homeless people he's spoken to were not aware of the pandemic or the social distancing rules they should be following. Others don't want to go into a crowded shelter. ``There's a lot of people who are scared that by going into a dense facility like that, they are more likely to contract the disease than by staying outside,'' he said.

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