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She turned oyfriend wd with bloody clothoin Animal Cobigger than a house en rcemoen Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal is case woel • Shall not recognizetoananindividual d the blood the eviden  Even thoth ntrol office t cat. uld come fo so lv e cr It meant that for the first time, three black women are the ied destroyed it.  ugh Newso an ce over toho was a violent crimg is bold im rs rushed at no co•stShall imallocation, es, consideration take into community, and h o sp th , m to it h e tr ’s al e th au p A , d is o w ec fr e m li trea here it was the ble ican Americ reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America. state.” is ce, but they issue th a. d ans, Hispan at Californding carefully on aiopn in thelocal Coopheritage D er The North Carolina lawyer completed the historic r. ca K • Committee review of submitted school names williagnose ia se ics and oth w ri o voters across tentially po atching. H sti Krause, sh er minoriti e a e ex la v th triple Thursday with pageant winners 2019 Miss America is ri p et ec zi e k also be subject to District guidelines for the naming er n p ts the 11-p eeping his inar of g bac es liv- Con ectrumthat ounmandate—that focus on ofalitical sp k into the w tinued on d (5-kilogiaran, tells th Nia Franklin and recently crowned 2019 Miss Teen USA schools recommend—but do not ar e ir n p il essschool age A2 and junames: McGuire v d after it regains st m) cat to Kaliegh Garris. stice isitthe rength. ed name at iffirst th • Not begin with th the of another “The three young women who have focused their enerhe letter sees it in again, he’ell bobcat on Friday. KHSD school gy on demonstrating how standards of black beauty speak issue a tick et for j • Not limit mascot selection for American standards of beauty are to be commended,” • Not yet be the name of a high school elsewhere in the said Thomas DeFrantz, a professor in the Department of San Joaquin Valley African and African American Studies at Duke University. • Be of appropriate length. “These three standard-bearers prove that black beauty Individuals who submit the school name approved by is at the heart of a 21st century American ideal,” he added. the KHSD Board of Trustees, will receive a school cap and Franklin, from New York, won her title in Septemsweatshirt after they are developed by the school. ber in Atlantic City, New Jersey, becoming the first woman The online entry form is available on the KHSD webalso to win the Miss America crown without having to don site and at: Name Our Next School Contest Paper forums a swimsuit. Garris, from New Haven, Connecticut, won are also available at the KHSD office located at 5801 Sunher crown in April, and hopes to become a trauma nurse. dale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309 and can be completed Kryst, a former Division I athlete and attorney at Poyand returned to Noelle Martin in the Public Information ner Spruill LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina, won her Office. crown in Reno, Nevada. She holds an MBA from Wake Construction on the school, currently known as Forest University. School #19, is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2020 at the “Mine is the first generation to have that forward-lookcorner of E. Panama Lane and Cottonwood Road. For more information, please contact KHSD Public ing mindset that has inclusivity, diversity, strength and Information Officer Erin Briscoe-Clarke at (661) 827empowered women. I’m looking forward to continued 3171 or Erin_Briscoe@KernHigh.org. progress in my generation,” said Kryst, after accepting her crown. She now advances to the Miss Universe competi- The winners crowned 2019’s Miss America, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA are all black women for the first time in pageant history. Cheslie Kryst, a lawyer from North Carolina, completed the historic triple on tion. The oldest of the three is the Miss America pageant, Thursday after she won the Miss USA title. Kaliegh Garris, a high school senior from Connecticut who is which began in 1921 but women of color were barred from planning to pursue a career in nursing, was crowned Miss Teen USA on Sunday. And Nia Franklin, the Miss participating until the 1940s by a rule that said contestants America 2019 from New York, won her title in a September competition. must be of “the white race.” Frustration led to the creation of Miss Black America contest. more than a dozen black women have been named either crowned the first African American contestant — Carole In 1970, Cheryl Browne became the first black wom- Miss America or Miss USA, including actress Vanessa Wil- Anne-Marie Gist — in 1990. A year later, Janel Bishop an to participate in the Miss America pageant. Since then, liams, the first-ever black Miss America in 1983. won the Miss Teen USA title, becoming the first African The Miss USA contest was created in 1952 and American winner. LOS ANGELES (AP) – A stretch of road in Los Angeles has been renamed after former President Barack Obama. A concert and ceremony Saturday unveiled Obama Boulevard. The street replaced Rodeo Road, a 3 1/2-mile street that runs across the city’s historic black neighborhood. It also intersects with Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and further establishes a “presidential row’’ that includes Washington, Adams and Jefferson boulevards. “I get to live in a lifetime where we elected our first By Stacy M. Brown black president,’’ The Rev. Russell Thornhill of South NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 told KABC TV. “I get to share that with my At 17, Juan Rayford Jr. was like so many other teens with big dreams – “The friend and the other guy had a long-standing beef Los Angeles who’s 92 years old who voted and actually went to he wanted to escape his hardscrabble neighborhood and play college foot- and it spilled over to a fight and Juan and everybody came mother, the inauguration. I called her before I came here to let her ball and perhaps make it into the NFL. running,” said Juan Sr., who lived in Virginia at the time know what I was doing, and she was just in tears because But a fateful 2004 night in the northern Los Angeles County city of of the incident and now lives in Texas. “Shots were fired, she was seeing in her lifetime ... the naming of a street of Lancaster, quickly turned those dreams into a lifelong nightmare. and when the police came, they took names and wanted to the first black president in this community.’’ Rayford had just returned to school to complete credits toward his know who did what.” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti noted at Saturday’s diploma and what he’d hoped would be a shot at playing football, or, “My son did nothing wrong, he had no gun and there ceremony that Obama Boulevard is in a section of the city at minimum, a shot at getting out of the city that sits north of Los were some shots fired but nobody was hit, nobody was that has a number of other streets named after presidents, Angeles and the crossroads of the steamy hot and dry Antelope hurt,” he said. the Los Angeles Times reported. and Mojave deserts. “As we drive through this city and we see past presiAfter questioning everyone there, prosecutors apRayford’s mother moved him to Lancaster to keep her peared to hone in on Rayford Jr. and another teen, Dupree dents on Adams, on Washington, on Jefferson, now we’ll have one that was in our lifetime, who was a president for son away from the influence of the gangs and violence that Glass. have led to as much bloodshed as Rayford’s dad, Juan RayAlthough no one was shot or injured and the home everybody: Barack Hussein Obama,’’ Garcetti said. A couple who proposed the name change told the ford Sr., saw in all of his years in the military. owner and other witnesses initially said the teens weren’t Rayford’s parents were divorced, but both pushed for involved, or at least did not possess a gun, Rayford Jr. and Times they wanted to raise the profile of the road, attract more funding for the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighbortheir child to succeed. Glass were charged with 11 counts of attempted murder. and honor the 44th president. However, they were both aware that the Antelope ValAt trial, both Rayford and Glass were forced to de- hood“With this change, we are publicly documenting ley wasn’t immune to gangs and the related complications pend upon overworked public defenders. They were of- what Obama’s legacy as our nation’s first black President that are too often visited upon young African Americans, fered a deal: 15 years in prison. means to our city and our South Los Angeles community,’’ especially where law enforcement and (ultimately) Ameri“I’m not guilty,” Rayford Jr. pled to his father and all City Council President Herb Wesson said in a statement. ca’s system of justice are involved. who would listen. “For every child who will drive down this street and While at a house party with some friends, Juan Jr. His plea, however, fell on deaf ears. see the President’s name, this will serve as a physical reducked into the back of the hosts’ home to play video Zealous prosecutors, who successfully requested bail minder that no goal is out of reach and that no dream is Now, 32 years old, having been incarcerated for 15 games. While there, he said he heard the commotion be- set at $11 million, piled on. too big.’’ years, Juan Rayford Jr. remains in a San Diego-area tween a friend and another individual. For decades, discriminatory practices, including the Continued on page A5 prison with freedom now his primary dream. use of racially restrictive covenants on deeds to keep people of color from buying homes, kept the area off-limits to non-whites. After the U.S. Supreme Court banned housing discrimination, and segregation was scaled back, black residents moved into the formerly white enclave of Baldwin Hills and established the first of L.A.’s black middle- and upper-class neighborhoods. Black-owned businesses and cultural activities once thrived on Crenshaw Boulevard. But over the years, they struggled and there are ongoing efforts to revitalize the commercial corridor. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a political analyst and author who has lived in the area for 50 years, said he hopes the name change will lead to more investments in the neighborhood. “The area needs not just street name change, but also fresh programs, initiatives and spending on jobs, education, and housing programs for the mostly black and Hispanic low-income residents that live on or near Obama Boulevard,’’ Hutchinson said. “This will truly be the greatest way to pay tribute to Obama.’’

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Black Girls Disappear

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 The epidemic of missing and mostly forgotten African American girls continues to spread throughout the United States. While the names change, the stories remain similar. Miah Gourdine, just 16-years-old, was headed to school on Tuesday, April 23, but when attendance was taken at Carolina Forest High School in Horry, South Carolina, Miah was marked absent.

What’s worse, she never returned home. While authorities have speculated that because Miah is new to the area, she may have tried to return to her native New Jersey. However, that’s no consolation for her family who haven’t a clue as to her whereabouts. When last seen, Miah was wearing blue jeans, a black and yellow shirt, black Puma sneakers and a clear fanny pack – certainly not the sign of a runaway. Horry police have asked those with information to call

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but Few Eyebrows are Raised 843-248-1520. One week earlier on Friday, April 12, in Washington, D.C., 15-year-old Aniyah Flythe was seen walking along the 300 block of Anacostia Road in the Southeast section of the city. Aniyah hasn’t been seen since. Described by the Metropolitan Police Department as 5-feet-5-inches tall and 160 pounds, Aniyah has black hair Continued on page A5

Bakersfield Settles Lawsuit over Traffic Stop Arrest

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) – The city of Bakersfield has agreed to $60,000 settlement of a lawsuit by a black man who was arrested after refusing to answer questions when the vehicle he was riding in was pulled over by police. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Bakersfield resident Robert Mitchell by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundations of Southern and Northern California. The suit claimed that in March 2017, Mitchell was riding in a car with three other black people when police used trivial reasons including air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror as a pretext for a traffic stop. The suit said Mitchell was jailed for 12 hours but was never charged with a crime. City Attorney Ginny Gennaro told The Bakersfield Californian on Monday there was no admission of liability.


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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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National GirlTech Town Hall By Lauren Poteat NNPA Newswire Washington Correspondent As the U.S. continues to push towards a more information-based economy, job opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have become more lucrative and necessary than ever. However, according to the Pew Research Center, Black American workers still remain largely underrepresented in the STEM workforce, accounting for only nine percent of all STEM jobs—with Black females representing the lowest percentage of these statistics. With a vision to drive more Black females into the fields of STEM, Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, the newly-elected president and CEO of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), recently lead a major National Town Hall with a special focus on Black millennial women and career development at the NCNW headquarters, located in Washington, D.C. “Our goal [with this meeting] is to further lead, advocate for and empower women of African descent and to provide our priceless and powerful young people an opportunity of inspiration, information and assurance as they go forward in life and do what it is that they know they need to, particularly in the fields of STEM, often underrepresented by African Americans,” Dr. Cole said. “On the question of technology… I am not that woke,” Dr. Cole jokingly continued. “That is the question

that my generation should be reaching out to the younger generations for, as we [the elders] begin to reach back and push the next generations forward.” Creatively coined “GirlTech,” and deemed a necessary space for the “opportunity to meet education” by NCNW Executive Director Janis Mathis, the April 30th event brought together over a dozen Black female leaders in the fields STEM and welcomed keynote speaker, Natalie Madeira Cofield, founder and CEO of Walker’s Legacy and Foundation, a global platform for the professional and entrepreneurial multicultural woman. “We are here to talk about women in tech, women in science, women in STEM, and so I thought about Madame CJ Walker, who was also a scientist,” Cofield said, of the first Black female self-made millionaire in the U.S., who specialized in Black haircare products. “But often times when we think about who she was, we don’t think about her being a chemist and a business scientist. We would be remiss to not think of her as being one of the top innovators of our time.” “And so, I think it is important for us to begin the conversation with our real contributions, because that is our beginning and strength and not a beginning and weakness,” Cofield continued. “I think it’s very easy for people to begin ‘us’ at a point of ‘disadvantage,’ even though we have been innovators for so long.” Following the keynote address, attendees were also al-

lowed to partake in two specialized breakout discussions focused on telehealth/telemedicine, cybersecurity and data privacy. Some of the speakers for these sessions included Global Health Access Institute Director, Dr. Clishia Taylor; Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Assistant Professor, Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah; and National Cybersecurity Institute Program Director, Dr. Amelia Estwick, who helped segue guests into the National Town Hall. With a theme of ‘inclusion and diversity’ in the STEM workforce, the National Town Hall featured guest speakers, including National Action Network Washington D.C. Bureau Chief, Ebonie Riley; U.S. House of Representatives Technology Counsel, Meagan Sunn; and Black Women’s Roundtable Senior Technology Policy Advisor, Joycelyn Tate, who ended the event with a nationwide call to action and awareness. “Diversity is what I call being invited to the dance and inclusion is being asked to actually dance,” Tate said. “The reason diversity and inclusion are both important is because we have to be in the room as women and minorities in order to be able to see what’s going on, and we have to feel that inclusion, in order to make technology relevant. As it stands now, most technology is created by white men and is thus, often times not relevant to us. So, we must be in the room.”

Virginia Educator Wins National Teacher of the Year

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Rodney Robinson, who teaches at Virgie Binford Education Center which is a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Justice Center, was commended by CCSSO for creating “a positive school culture by empowering his students – many of whom have experienced trauma – to become civically-minded social advocates who use their skills and voices to affect physical and policy changes at their school and in their communities.” By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent
 Rodney Robinson, a 19-year teaching veteran who be-

came a teacher to honor his mother and who struggled to receive an education after being denied one as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia, was named the 2019 National Teacher of the Year by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Robinson, who teaches at Virgie Binford Education Center which is a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Justice Center, was commended by CCSSO for creating “a positive school culture by empowering his students – many of whom have experienced trauma – to become civically-minded social advocates who use their skills and voices to affect physical and policy changes at their school and in their communities.” Robinson told the National Education Association that he looks forward to helping lead a conversation about the students whom he calls “the most vulnerable in society”

and how the nation can address the school-to-prison-pipeline that has pushed too many kids out of school. “This year, I hope to be the voice for my students and all students who feel unseen, unheard, unappreciated and undervalued in America,” Robinson said. In 2015, Robinson started teaching at Virgie Binford Education Center  in an  effort to  better understand  the school-to-prison pipeline.   His classroom is a collaborative partnership between  himself and his  students  and is anchored in him providing  a civic centered education that promotes social-emotional growth, Robinson said. He uses the knowledge he has gained from his students to develop alternative programs to prevent students from entering the school-to-prison pipeline.  Published three times by Yale University, Robinson has received numerous awards for his accomplishments in and out of the classroom, most notably the R.E.B. Award for Teaching Excellence.  He is a member of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s Education Compact Team, which includes politicians, educators, business leaders, and community leaders,  and  is working with city leaders and local colleges to recruit underrepresented male teachers into the field of education.  Robinson has  also  worked with Pulitzer  Award  winning author James Foreman on developing curriculum units on race, class, and punishment as a part of the Yale Teacher’s Institute.   Robinson, who earned a  Bachelor of  arts in  history from Virginia State University and a master’s in educational administration and supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University, has focused a great deal of his efforts on the need for mental health services in schools and singles out the stigma surrounding treatment. As teacher of the year, CCSO officials said Robinson will have a heightened platform to advocate for the students who are being left behind by budget cuts and a system that emphasizes punitive discipline over preventative and rehabilitative measures. “I want school counselors, I want conflict mediators, I want restorative justice, I want people to come in and actually work with the kids and not just put a kid in handcuffs whenever there is a minor disagreement,” Robinson said.

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FedEx is Growing Black Businesses By Dena L. Owens, Special to The New Tri-State Defender “Grow or die,” says Richard Smith referring to future economic growth in Memphis. Smith, president and CEO of FedEx Logistics and board chairman for the Greater Memphis Chamber, revealed plans to identify and support 75 black entrepreneurs wanting to grow their small businesses through a public/ private partnership. The announcement came last Thursday (April 18) as partner executives, minority business owners, Mayor Jim Strickland and other officials gathered for a breakfast meeting. Smith explained the rationale for the effort as concerns mount about the need for investment in underserved areas of the city. While large-scale developments enjoy extensive tax incentives in Downtown, Midtown and East Memphis, disadvantaged African-American communities such as New Chicago in North Memphis and others could use more capital support for small business growth. Investment in these areas can create jobs where needed and build a stronger Memphis economy, inclusively. “Our new-found momentum can be easily derailed,” said Smith, referring to the economic momentum often touted by Strickland. “We ‘must be intentional’ as we expand (opportunities) to more minorities and disenfranchised groups,” Smith added. “We have to do better.” The capacity-building plan is the result of an alliance between FedEx, Regions Bank, City of Memphis and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a national driver of urban economic prosperity. ICIC began its Memphis work in 2014 with Regions Bank providing capital coaching. In 2015, the partnership expanded to include FedEx. This year, Memphis will participate in ICIC’s tuition-free leadership program called Inner City Capital Connection (ICCC) to prepare entrepreneurs for lasting, sustainable growth. ICCC provides instruction to minority and women owned business enterprise (MWBE) owners with a focus on: (1) capacity training, (2) one-on-one coaching and (3) connections to capital providers. Continued on page A5

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PUBLIC NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2209 2019-B2210 Doing business as: CENTRAL VALLEY LABOR CONTRACTING / CENTRAL VALLEY LABOR at 2416 N St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CENTRAL VALLEY LABOR CONTRACTING, INC CA. 2416 N St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 This business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: GABRIEL KAEHR, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Sept 20, 2017 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Mar 29, 2019 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 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2513 Doing business as: BULLIES TEAR DOWN FRIENDS BUILD UP at 1201 40th St, #31 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: AMBER MONIQUE GRIFFIN, 1201 40th St #31, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: AMBER MONIQUE GRIFFIN 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: Apr 11, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 11, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2364 Doing business as: DESERT OASIS MOBILE ESTATES at 3300 15th St West Rosamond, Ca. 93560 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DESERT OASIS MOBILE ESTATES, LLC, 3300 15th St West, SPC#1 Rosamond, Ca 93560 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: SCOTT EHRLICH, Co-LLC Manager The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 8, 2004 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 4, 2019 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 Apr 4, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B7258 Business Name you wish to abandon: DESERT OASIS MOBILE ESTATES(2018B7258) Street address of business: 3300 15th St West Rosamond, Ca. 93560 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: DESERT OASIS MOBILE ESTAES, LLC, 3300 15th St West Rosamond, Ca. 93560 A California Limited Liability Company 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: SCOTT EHRLICH, Co-LLC Manager This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 9, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B1812 Business Name you wish to abandon: DESERT OASIS MOBILE ESTATES, LLC (2019B1812) Street address of business: 3300 15th St West Rosamond, Ca. 93560 County: Kern

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PUBLIC NOTICE Mailing address of business: 3300 15th St West, SPC #1, Rosamond, Ca. 93560 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: DESERT OASIS MOBILE ESTAES, LLC, 3300 15th St West SPC #1 Rosamond, Ca. 93560 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: SCOTT EHRLICH, Co-LLC Manager This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 9, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2343 Doing business as: IRONSIDE TRUCK BODIES MFG & SA at 605 Williams St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MINH LAI, 3700 Essendon Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MINH LAI The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 1, 1994 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 4, 2019 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 Apr 4, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2360 Doing business as: CASA LOMA FOOD at 602 East Casa Loma Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SALEH ALI ALDAYLAM, 1601 Lotus Ln #233 Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SALEH ALI ALDAYLAM 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: Apr 4, 2019 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 Apr 4, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2169 Doing business as: LOTESS FASH at 313 Marcus St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MACIAS AND PINEDA FASHION LLC CA, 313 Marcus St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: JESSICA PINEDA, 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 27, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Mar 27, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2426 Doing business as: AMAZING GRACE SHALOM HOME CARE at 3501 mall View Rd, STE 115-239 Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MANISH AMIN DO A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION CA, 3501 Mall View Rd STE 115-239 Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 This business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: MANISH AMIN, 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: Apr 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD

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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 Apr 8, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 �������������������������������

authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: May 8, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided om Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: ANGELINA L. HAMILTON, 21150 S. Charlene Place, California City, CA 93505 Telephone: (760) 373-2690 Fax: In Pro Per

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER DCV-19-000003 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of SUPERIOR COURT-NORTH DIV. 1122 Jefferson St, Delano, CA 93215 PETITION OF: KEVIN MADRID FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: KEVIN MADRID / FABIOLA RAMIREZ for a decree changing names as follows: Present name KEVIN JR ALEJANDRO MADRID Filed a petition with this court Proposed name KEVIN ALEJANDRO MADRID JR 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 10, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: A 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: Mar 4, 2019 ROBERT S. TAFOYA Judge of the Superior Court KEVIN MADRID, FAVIOLA RAMIREZ, 2042 Gard St #153, Delano, CA 93215 Phone: (661) 370-7122 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER DCV-19-000003 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of SUPERIOR COURT-NORTH DIV. 1122 Jefferson St, Delano, CA 93215 PETITION OF: KEVIN MADRID FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: KEVIN MADRID / FABIOLA RAMIREZ for a decree changing names as follows: Present name KEVIN JR ALEJANDRO MADRID Filed a petition with this court Proposed name KEVIN ALEJANDRO MADRID JR 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 10, 2019 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: A 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: Mar 4, 2019 ROBERT S. TAFOYA Judge of the Superior Court KEVIN MADRID, FAVIOLA RAMIREZ, 2042 Gard St #153, Delano, CA 93215 Phone: (661) 370-7122 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MICHEAL D. HAMILTON CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002223 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of MICHAEL D. HAMILTON A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ANGELINA L. HAMILTON in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ANGELINA L. HAMILTON 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

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SUMMONS CITACION JUDICIAL NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) JERALD BRANDON HOLMAN; TODESHA LEWIS; and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, You are being sued by plaintiff (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) FIONNA PYNE, a minor by and through her Guardian Ad Litem, AARON A. PYNE; AIDEN PYNE, a minor by and through his CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) BCV-18-101770 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days, Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will no protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfor.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for fee legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or be contacting your local or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entregue esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copla al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfthelp/ espanol). En la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede ms cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede preder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que liame a un abogado inmedialamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede liamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, esposible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. The name and address of the court is El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Superior Court of the State of California County of Kern 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) Andrew J. Knez, Knez Law Group, LLP, 6780 Indiana Ave., Suite 150, Riverside, CA 92506 Telephone: (951) 742-7681 Date: (Fecha) July 23, 2018 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: (Secretario) Erima Delgado, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: TODESHA LEWIS BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCL-18-019664 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): BRENDA VILLAPINEDA, YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO

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DEMANDANTE): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at EL the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF KERN, 1415 Truxtun Avenue, 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): REESE LAW GROUP, Joseph M. Pleasant, 179571, Michael D. Schoeck, 277945, James E. Delaney, 292600, 3168 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010; 760/842-5850 (File No. 284611) DATE (Fecha): 12/20/2018 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS, Clerk (Secretario), by Christina Vasquez, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served 1. as an individual defendant. 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15/19 CNS-3245221# BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� SUMMONS CASE NO. BCL-18-018339 NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): Gilbert Soto, an individual; and DOES 1 through 100, Inclusive. YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTA 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.lawhelp

PUBLIC NOTICE california.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 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 Dias De Calendario despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papales legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su repuesta 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 repuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion 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 mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas 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 remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpia con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encountrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalif ornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov ) o poniendose 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 recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion 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. NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): OSC Hearing is set for 05/06/2019 at 08:30 am in Department 12. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURTS BUILDING – BAKERSFIELD 1415 TRUXTUN AVE, BAKERSFIELD, CA 93301. The name, address and telephone number of plaintiff's attorney or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): RASHID SHAKIROV/ SBN 318108, Persolve Legal Group, LLP, 9301 Corbin Ave., Ste. 1600, Northridge, CA 91324 (818) 534-3100. Date: 11/5/2019 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS, Clerk REBECCA POLSON, Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 Order to Show Cause Hearing is set for 05/06/2019 at 8:30 A.M. in department 12. BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 �������������������������������  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2646 Doing business as: GID MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING LLC at 7850 White Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GID MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING LLC CA, 7850 white Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 This business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: ERIC ROSS, 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: Apr 16, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 16, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2424 Doing business as: HIGHER PURPOSE PRODUCTS at 9908 Evansburg Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: EMMANUEL ADAM VALDEZ, 9908 Evansburg Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: EMMANUEL ADAM VALDEZ 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: Apr 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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

PUBLIC NOTICE 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 Apr 8, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2603 Doing business as: DISCOUNT RADIATOR CENTER at 2101 White Ln #B Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: RANDY RYAN BLOOMFIELD, 2101 White Ln #B Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: RANDY RYAN BLOOMFIELD The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Sept 7, 2004 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 15, 2019 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 Apr 15, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2412 Doing business as: J&B INDUSTRIAL PRESSURE WASHING at 243 Dani Rose Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BRANDON LEE BROWNEN, 243 Dani Rose Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Full name of registrant: JOHN PAUL GRILLO, 6406 New Dawn Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 This business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: JOHN PAUL GRILLO 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: Apr 8, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 8, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2512 Doing business as: TIME 2 EAT at 12318 Maclure Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHRISTOPHER JAMES SCOTT, 12318 Maclure Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CHRISTOPHER JAMES SCOTT 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: Apr 11, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 11, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2547 Doing business as: HUMAN RESOURCE ADVOCACY at 3102 Gage St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: 9113 Viola St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Full name of registrant: MATTHEW E STUBBLEFIELD, 3102 Gage St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MATTHEW E STUBBLEFIELD 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: Apr 12, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco, Deputy

PUBLIC NOTICE 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 Apr 12, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2425 Doing business as: MULTICRAFT ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION at 9202 Claro De Luna Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MULTICRAFT WELDING, INC. CA, 9202 Claro De Luna Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 This business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: DUSTIN TERRY, 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: Apr 8, 2019 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 Apr 8, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2528 Doing business as: BLACKSMITH LOCK & KEY at 204 Wilson Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: THOMAS RAY BLACKMAN, 204 Wilson Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307-4118 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: THOMAS RAY BLACKMAN 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: Apr 12, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, 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 Apr 12, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2524 Doing business as: MASTER GROOMING MOBILE PET SPA at 1800 Bank St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LINDSEY LOUISE HESTER, 1800 Bank St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: LINDSEY LOUISE HESTER 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: Apr 11, 2019 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 Apr 11, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2640 Doing business as: REIMER’S HORTICULTURE RESEARCH COMPANY at 9305 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DAVID LYNN REIMER, 9317 Norris Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 This business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DAVID LYNN REIMER 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: Apr 16, 2019


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MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 16, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 �������������������������������

representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided om Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: BRANDON B. HOLLADAY, SBN 217788 Law Offices of Young & Nichols 1901 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. Telephone: (661) 861-7911 Fax: (661) 861-7932 E-Mail: bholladay@ youngnichols.com

selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for fee legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or be contacting your local or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entregue esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copla al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfthelp/ espanol). En la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede ms cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede preder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que liame a un abogado inmedialamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede liamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, esposible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. The name and address of the court is El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Superior Court of the State of California County of Kern 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) KNEZ LAW GROUP, LLP, ANDREW J. KNEZ, 6780 Indiana Ave, #150, Riverside, CA 92506 Telephone: (951) 742-7681 Date: (Fecha) July 23, 2018 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: (Secretario)R. Saldivar, Deputy (Adjunto NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SIBYL H. PERKINS CASE NUMBER: S-1500-PB-53354 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SIBYL H. PERKINS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BILL J. MAYFIELD in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 METRO THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BILL J. MAYFIELD 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: May 8, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided om Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: BRANDON B. HOLLADAY, SBN 217788 Law Offices of Young & Nichols 1901 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. Telephone: (661) 861-7911 Fax: (661) 861-7932 E-Mail: bholladay@ youngnichols.com BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF SIBYL H. PERKINS CASE NUMBER: S-1500-PB-53354 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of SIBYL H. PERKINS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by BILL J. MAYFIELD in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 METRO THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that BILL J. MAYFIELD 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: May 8, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-100888 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of SUPERIOR COURT, County of Kern Metropolitan Division 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 PETITION OF: JACKELINE ALVAREZ FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JACKELINE ALVAREZ for a decree changing names as follows: Present name VIANEY ANAHLEAN ALVAREZ Filed a petition with this court Proposed name VIANEY ANAHLEAN ALVAREZ 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: June 17, 2019 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: Apr 5, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE Commissioner of the Superior Court JACKELINE ALVAREZ, 1030 Kendra St #B31, McFarland, Ca. 93250 Phone: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-100888 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of SUPERIOR COURT, County of Kern Metropolitan Division 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 PETITION OF: JACKELINE ALVAREZ FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JACKELINE ALVAREZ for a decree changing names as follows: Present name VIANEY ANAHLEAN ALVAREZ Filed a petition with this court Proposed name VIANEY ANAHLEAN ALVAREZ 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: June 17, 2019 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: Apr 5, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE Commissioner of the Superior Court JACKELINE ALVAREZ, 1030 Kendra St #B31, McFarland, Ca. 93250 Phone: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� SUMMONS CITACION JUDICIAL NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) JERALD BRANDON HOLMAN; TODESHA LEWIS; and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, You are being sued by plaintiff (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) FIONNA PYNE, a minor by and through her Guardian Ad Litem, AARON A. PYNE; AIDEN PYNE, a minor by and through his CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) BCV-18-101770 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days, Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will no protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfor.ca.gov/

������������������������������� SUMMONS CITACION JUDICIAL NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO) JERALD BRANDON HOLMAN; TODESHA LEWIS; and DOES 1 through 10, inclusive, You are being sued by plaintiff (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) FIONNA PYNE, a minor by and through her Guardian Ad Litem, AARON A. PYNE; AIDEN PYNE, a minor by and through his CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso) BCV-18-101770 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days, Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will no protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfor.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for fee legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or be contacting your local or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entregue esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copla al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfthelp/ espanol). En la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede ms cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede preder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su dueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que liame a un abogado inmedialamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede liamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, esposible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio

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web de California Legal Services (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de obogados locales. The name and address of the court is El nombre y direccion de la corte es): Superior Court of the State of California County of Kern 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es) KNEZ LAW GROUP, LLP, ANDREW J. KNEZ, 6780 Indiana Ave, #150, Riverside, CA 92506 Telephone: (951) 742-7681 Date: (Fecha) July 23, 2018 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: (Secretario)R. Saldivar, Deputy (Adjunto NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2019 ������������������������������� CITATION Freedom From Parental Custody and Control (ABANDONMENT) Re: ADOPTION) Case Number BAT-18-003110 Superior Court of California, Count of Kern, 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 In the Mater of Adoption Petition of NAHUN MISAEL MUJIA A person who should be declared free from the custody and control of (his) (her) parent or parents. To OSCAR ALFREDO MEJIA and to all person claiming to be the father or mother of said minor person above named. By order of this Court you are hereby cited and required to appear before the Judge Presiding in Department 8 of the above entitled court on,

MAY 31, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. of that day, then and

there to show cause, if any you have, why said person should not be declared free from the control of (his) (her) parents according to the petition on file herein. For failure to attend, you will be deemed guilty of a contempt of court. You are hereby notified of the provisions of Civil Code Section 237.5 which provide: “the judge shall advise the minor and the parents, if present, of the right to have counsel present. The court may appoint counsel to represent the minor whether or not the minor is able to afford counsel, and if they are unable to afford counsel, shall appoint counsel to represent the parents. Date: APR 22, 2019 (SEAL) TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS Clerk, By: A. Rodriguez, Deputy NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED. You are served as an individual cite C.C.P. S416.90 (Individual) The time when a citation is deemed served on a party may vary depending on the method of service. For example, see Code of Civil Procedure Section 413.10 through 415.40 SANTOS ROSIBEL REYES, 3015 Potomac Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Telephone: (661) 493-7619 IN PRO PER BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (ts) PUB: Apr 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2814 2019-B2815 2019-B2816 2019-B2817 2019-B2818 Doing business as: SOURCE ONE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC. / MERIDIAN WEB SERVICES / TIMELESS TRUCKING / FUNDTHEFAM.COM / MERIDIAN PHONE SYSTEMS at 1701 Westwind Dr #210 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SOURCE ONE BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC. CA, 1701 Westwind Dr #210 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: THOMAS MCGILL, CEO / President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Mar 4, 2015 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 23, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2846 Doing business as: SWEET TABLE CANDY BAR at 11131 Dawson Falls Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DEINALLIE MAGANA, 11131 Dawson Falls Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DEINALLIE MAGANA 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: Apr 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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

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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 Apr 24, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 �������������������������������

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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 Apr 23, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 �������������������������������

Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: ALBERT WILLIAMS, 1652 Casitas Ave, Pasadena, Ca. 91103 Telephone: (661) 878-3236 Fax: In Pro Per

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2840 Doing business as: J.A.M.C TRUCKING at 1918 Spring Ave, Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSE AMADEO MUNOZ VILLAGOMEZ, 1918 Spring Ave, Delano, Ca. 93215 Full name of registrant: MARIA EUGENIA MUNOZ, 1918 Spring Ave, Delano, Ca. 93215 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: MARIA EUGENIA MUNOZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Mar 12, 1999 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 24, 2019 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 Apr 24, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B0385 Business Name you wish to abandon: J.A.M.C. TRUCKING Street address of business: 1918 Spring Ave, Delano, Ca. 93215 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: JOSE AMADEO MUNOZ VILLAGOMEZ, 1918 Spring Ave, Delano, Ca. 93215 MARIA EUGENIA MUNOZ, 1918 Spring Ave, Delano, Ca. 93215 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: MARIA EUGENIA MUNOZ, Wife This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2781 Doing business as: BAKERSFIELD COURIER SERVICE at 11311 Yarborough Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TROY DUTCH GOODVIN, 11311 Yarborough Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Full name of registrant: KAREN GOODVIN-WALLS, 11311 Yarbourough Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: TROY D. GOODVIN The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Mar 1, 1994 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 22, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, 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 Apr 22, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2774 Doing business as: PINEDA TRANSPORT at 5801 El Camino Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Full name of registrant: ROBERTO PINEDA, 5801 El Camino Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ROBERTO PINEDA The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Dec 15, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 22, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2787 Doing business as: MOBILE CAR WASH at 217 Jefferson St Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DARWIN S DEL VALLE FIGUEROA, 217 Jefferson St Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DARWIN S DEL VALLE FIGUEROA 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: Apr 22, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, 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 Apr 22, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2784 Doing business as: GOLDEN STATE TRUCK WASH at 8324 E. Brundage Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANANT PAL SINGH, 204 Somerford Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ANANT PAL SINGH The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 21, 1998 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 22, 2019 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 Apr 22, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2775 Doing business as: HERNANDEZ FURNITURE AND ACCESS at 1209 Beale Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: 3509 Jade Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 County: Kern Full name of registrant: NOEMI REYNA HERNANDEZ, 3509 Jade Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: NOEMI REYNA HERNANDEZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 22, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 22, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2791 Doing business as: PAMPERED POOCH, THE at 7124 Bandolero Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: KALA LEIGH KNOX, 7124 Bandolero Way, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: KALA LEIGH KNOX 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: Apr 23, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2548 Doing business as: SPOKENWORD CLOTHING at 2330 A St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TONY RENE OBRIEN, 2330 A St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TONY RENE OBRIEN The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 31, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 12, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 12, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 �������������������������������  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2754 Doing business as: Y RUBIO TRUCKING at 46 Clyde St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANDRES CASTRO RUBIO, 46 Clyde St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ANDRES CASTRO RUBIO 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: Apr 19, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Garcia, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 19, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JERRY LEE WILLIAMS, SR. CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002337 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JERRY LEE WILLIAMS, SR. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ALBERT WILLIAMS in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ALBERT WILLIAMS 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: May 23, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided om 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

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF JERRY LEE WILLIAMS, SR. CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002337 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of JERRY LEE WILLIAMS, SR. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ALBERT WILLIAMS in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ALBERT WILLIAMS 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: May 23, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided om Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. IF you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: ALBERT WILLIAMS, 1652 Casitas Ave, Pasadena, Ca. 91103 Telephone: (661) 878-3236 Fax: In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 2019 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CHARLES REESE ALSO KNOWN AS CHARLIE FRANK REESE CASE NUMBER: BPB-19-002167 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CHARLES REESE ALSO KNOWN AS CHARLIE FRANK REESE A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by LATONIA GREENE in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that LATONIA GREENE 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: June 6, 2019 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided om 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


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court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for petitioner: Karen A. Lapinski 249803, 111 N. Market Street, 300, San Jose, Ca. 95113-1116 Telephone: (408) 500-5001 Fax: (800) 500-1057 In Pro Per

Metropolitan way Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: THE GRIND BODYSHOP, INC CA, 9927 Metropolitan Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: ALEXADREA GARZARO, CEO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Feb 26, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 30, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 30, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

Street address of business: 349 Union Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Mailing address of business: 2212 Springfield Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: FRANCISCO ZIRANGUA DOMINGUEZ, 2212 Springfield 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: FRANCISCO ZIRANGUA DOMINGUEZ This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

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������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2257 2019-B2258 Doing business as: JAZZ BUKKUARDS / JAZZ SHEET METAL at 2909 Balance Rock Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JASBIR SINGH SEHMBEY, 2909 Balance Rock Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JASBIR SINGH SEHMBEY 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: Apr 1, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 1, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2019 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-19-100820 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of KERN 1415 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 METROPOLITAN DIVISION PETITION OF: MARIA SILVIA SILVA BAUTISTA FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: MARIA SILVIA SILVA BAUTISTA for a decree changing names as follows: Present name SANTIAGO LOPEZ SILVA Filed a petition with this court Proposed name ALEXANDER SILVA-BAUTISTA 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: June 10, 2019 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: Mar 29, 2019 LINDA S ETIENNE Commissioner of the Superior Court MARIA SILVIA SILVA BAUTISTA, 400 Adams St #C Taft, Ca. 93268 Phone: (805) 554-8542 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (ts) PUB: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2956 Doing business as: HART HOTEL at 1125 ½ 19th St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: INDRAJITSINH GULAB ZALA, 700 Truxtun Ave #239 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Full name of registrant: NAYANABA INDRAJITS ZALA, 700 Truxtun Ave #239 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: NAYANABA ZALA 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: Apr 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2962 Doing business as: GRIND BODYSHOP, INC., THE at 9927

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������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2017-B4949 Business Name you wish to abandon: GRIND BODYSHOP – FUNCTIONAL ATHLETIC STRENGTH TRAINING, THE Street address of business: 9927 Metropolitan Way Bakersfield, Ca 93311 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: ALEXANDREA GARZARO, 9927 Metropolitan Way 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: ALEXANDREA GARZARO, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 30, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2964 Doing business as: CREATIVE KLAWS STUDIO at 8301 Brimhall Rd Studio 1 Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: 6401 Chukkar Ln Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Full name of registrant: KAYLA NICHOLE WOODY, 6401 Chukkar Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: KAYLA NICHOLE WOODY 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: Apr 30, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, 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 Apr 30, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2955 Doing business as: EL SABROSO at 349 Union Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: 2212 Springfield, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 County: Kern Full name of registrant: FRANCISCO ZIRANGUA DOMINGUEZ, 2212 Springfield, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: FRANCISCO ZIRANGUA DOMINGUEZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 29, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 29, 2019 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 Apr 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B1978 Business Name you wish to abandon: EL SABROSA

 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2831 Doing business as: PROTEC ROOF SAVERS at 4259 Judd St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: PROTEC ROOFING, INC. CA, 4259 Judd St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: JERRY CHANEY, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Mar 3, 2015 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 24, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2931 Doing business as: PALLETS FOR DAYS at 2006 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANDREW JULIAN AQUINO, 3039 Cedarwood Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ANDREW JULIAN AQUINO 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: Apr 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, 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 Apr 29, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2476 Doing business as: A V MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING at 9009 Wheat Grass Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: AHMAD RAASAAN MOYA, 9009 Wheat Grass Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: AHMAD RAASAAN MOYA 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: Apr 10, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A Zubeldia, 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 Apr 10, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

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������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2590 Doing business as: A V MED TRAINING at 9009 Wheat Grass Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: VONTAY LASHAWN MOYA, 9009 Wheat Grass Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: VONTAY LASHAWN MOYA 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: Apr 15, 2019 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 Apr 15, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2839 Doing business as: BOMBSHELL BEAUTY at 1116 Oregon St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CRISTAL REYES, 1116 Oregon St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CRISTAL REYES 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: Apr 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, 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 Apr 24, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2850 Doing business as: XOMAXIBOUTIQUE at 9513 Dusty Wheat Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TERESA DE JESUS RUIZ, 9513 Dusty Wheat Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TERESA DE JESUS RUIZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 15, 2013 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, 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 Apr 24, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2850 Doing business as: XOMAXIBOUTIQUE at 9513 Dusty Wheat Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TERESA DE JESUS RUIZ, 9513 Dusty Wheat Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TERESA DE JESUS RUIZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: July 15, 2013 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 24, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, 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

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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 Apr 24, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: ANTHONY MACIAS, 1632 Abrazo 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: ANTHONY MACIAS, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 29, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2885 Doing business as: AMAZING GRACE CLEANING SERVICES at 8405 Monza Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Mailing Address: P.O. box 10235 Bakersfield, Ca. 93389 County: Kern Full name of registrant: GRACE SANCHEZ, 8405 Monza Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Full name of registrant: CANDICE M. ROACH, 8405 Monza Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: GRACE 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: Apr 26, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Lostaunau, 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 Apr 26, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 �������������������������������  FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2780 Doing business as: CRUSADER BREWING CO. at 5880 District Blvd #18, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: STAG AND ARROW, CA. 5500 Winter Wheat Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: BAILEY HALE, Vice President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Feb 23, 2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 22, 2019 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 Apr 22, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B1376 Business Name you wish to abandon: CRUSADER BREWING COMPANY Street address of business: 731 17th St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Mailing address of business: 6500 Clearwater Creek Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: STAG AND ARROW, 6500 Clearwater Creek Way 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: Corporation SIGNED: BAILEY HALE, Vice President This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 22, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B0532 Business Name you wish to abandon: ANTS TRANSPORTATION Street address of business: 1632 Abrazo St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same

�������������������������������  STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2015-B3151 Business Name you wish to abandon: FRANCO’S AUTO SALES Street address of business: 2401 E California Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: KARLA MICHELLE FRANCO, 334 S Catalina St #201 Los Angeles, Ca. 90020 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: KARLA MICHELLE FRANCO, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 25, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: N Franco Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2497 Doing business as: HEART TO HEART HOME CARE at 2780 Gibson St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: 611 Ohanneson Ave. Shafter, Ca. 93263 County: Kern Full name of registrant: PRINCESSES OF HOPE, 611 Ohanneson Ave. Shafter, Ca. 93263 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: EGRICELDA SANCHEZ, 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: Apr 10, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: A ZUBELDIA, 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 Apr 10, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2019-B2619 Doing business as: ENRICHING LIVES at 5001 California Ave, Suite100, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: AMP INC., 334 W. Lester, Clovis, Ca. 93619 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: AMBER STICKELS, Executive Director The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Sept 1, 2011 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: Apr 16, 2019 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E LOSTAUNAU, 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 Apr 16, 2024 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019

EMPLOYMENT Business Development Specialist: HighSchool + 2 yrs exp. Develop project plan to build up chain restaurants. Job Location: Bakersfield. Resume to: (Job Code: BDM-R19547) S. Mansour, M Bros Restaurant Inc. 2334 Perseus Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93308 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 8, 2019

Now, 32 years old, having been incarcerated for 15 years, Juan Rayford Jr. remains in a San Diego-area prison with freedom now his primary dream.

Black Teen Receives 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt

A 2012 Human Rights Watch report noted that the state of California had de facto sentenced 301 people to die in its prisons for crimes they committed when they were under the age of 18. Continued from page A1

On October 25, 2004, Juan Rayford Jr. was sentenced to 220 years, plus — 11 life terms. Glass received a similar sentence. The sentences appear to violate the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. “My son’s sentence is manifestly excessive, which constitutes, in effect, cruel and unusual punishment,” Rayford Sr. said. “The only witnesses for the prosecution were the owner of the house and her 15-year old daughter,” Rayford Sr. said. “The mother and the daughter gave statements to the police the night the incident occurred, which stated that Juan Jr. was there, but he was not one of the shooters. “At the trial their statements changed, and Juan Jr. had a court appointed attorney who called no witnesses on his behalf,” he said. Legal experts said it defies reason and proportionality as the Eighth Amendment forbids extreme sentences that are ‘grossly disproportionate’ to the crime and directs judges to exercise their wise judgment in assessing the proportionality of all forms of punishment. Now, 32 years old, having been incarcerated for 15 years, Rayford Jr. remains in a San Diego-area prison with freedom now his primary dream. Meanwhile, his father fights daily for him. In 2012, Rayford Sr. wrote a letter to then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder seeking relief, but there was no response. Most recently, he’s written to California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, an outspoken proponent of Criminal Justice Reform. Becerra’s spokesman told NNPA Newswire that the case is headed toward the state Supreme Court and, therefore, he couldn’t comment. A 2012 Human Rights Watch report noted that the state of California had de facto sentenced 301 people to die in its prisons for crimes they committed when they were under the age of 18. They could not be legally sentenced to death — in 2005, the Supreme Court found the death penalty unconstitutional for juveniles. However, theirs is literally a “life” sentence, having been sentenced to prison for the rest of their lives with no chance of parole or opportunity for release. Sentences like these underscore how the state of California spends $12 billion annually on its prisons. Further, Human Rights Watch noted that the United States is now the only country in the world that imposes life sentences on youth for crimes committed when they were under the age of 18, and that the number of youth given that sentence has continued to increase. Eighty-Five percent of those sentenced to life terms are individuals of color. In 2017, then-California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that allows judges to decide against imposing prison-sentence enhancements of 10 or more years in cases where firearms are used to commit a felony. The state boasts some of the most severe sentence enhancements in the country with more than 100 separate code sections that add years to a person’s prison or jail sentence, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. One of the most commonly used sentence enhancements was the five year enhancement that comes with the use of a firearm. Using the five year enhancement, nearly 100,000 years have been added to the sentences of people currently in custody. “I hope this bill will lead to more fair and equitable sentencing in cases involving guns where no one is hurt,” said Democratic Sen. Steven Bradford of Gardena, Calif. “Longer sentences do not deter crime, but instead disproportionately increase racial disparities in prison populations and they greatly increase the population of incarcerated persons,” Bradford said. For Rayford Jr. and Dupree Glass, there could finally be some hope. In 2014, the nonprofit legal entity, the group, Innocence Rights of Orange County, filed writs of habeas corpus on their behalf. In a statement posted on their website, Innocence Rights of Orange County noted that Rayford and Dupree were sentenced to eleven consecutive life sentences for “allegedly shooting at a house where eleven people lived. “No one was injured, and Juan has maintained his innocence since day one. “Nevertheless, he was prosecuted under the Kill Zone Theory which eliminates the need for the prosecutor to prove the element of specific intent when charging attempted murder as long as the individuals are standing within a ‘kill zone.’” The kill zone is an ambiguous area defined by the prosecutor which results in excessive attempted murder charges. The petition by Innocence Rights of Orange County was granted by the California Supreme Court in December 2016 and they’re currently waiting for the Court to hear the case. “Juan isn’t bitter, he isn’t angry,” Rayford Sr., said. “He prays every day and he does what he’s supposed to do and we are hopeful that the Court will soon hear the case and grant his freedom.”


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Entertainment

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER

The Intruder Yes, The Intruder sticks to a recipe, but still, the stalking is creepy. The wife’s willingness to coddle a guy who has obvious emotional problems is unlikely, but intriguing. As the previous owner from hell acts out his worst intentions, you do feel sorry for the couple and want them to prevail. Fights, stabbings, falls and chases ensue. It all leads up to the do-or-die climax.

By Dwight Brown NNPA News Wire Film Critic This formulaic suspense/thriller with its toxic mix of obsession, anger and fear covers no new ground. What could happen that you haven’t seen before? Not much. Not anything. Scott Russell (Michael Ealy, Sleeper Cell and Barbershop) is an ultra-successful marketing executive. How rich is he? He can afford to buy his wife Annie (Meagan Good, Think Like a Man) a $3.2M country home in pricey Napa Valley, a stone’s throw from San Francisco. The place, dubbed Foxglove after a poisonous flower, has countless bedrooms, is surrounded by trees and if you’re going to start a family, this is the ideal home. The couple bargains the current owner, widower Charlie Peck (Dennis Quaid, Far from Heaven and those pesky Esurance commercials), down a bit on the price. He seems happy to sell it, to them. Seemingly. Oddly, from the git-go, there is strange tension between Scott and Charlie. Male posturing. Pissing in the sand over invisible territory. Something. The Russells settle in. They’re ready to be country folk. There’s just one nagging problem. Charlie keeps visiting them unannounced. And no amount of polite hints, or straightforward talk can convince him to stop. Scott admonishes him: “Call or text. You just don’t show up.” Uhoh! Several movies come to mind: Beyoncé in Obsessed (her husband’s temp secretary comes after them); Sanaa Latham in The Perfect Guy (actor Michael Ealy is demonic); Taraji P. Henson in No Good Deed (a convict terrorizes a woman and her kids). All are decent, watchable and

mildly engaging for fans of the cast or the genre. But unremarkable. Director Deon Taylor is known for 2018’s Traffik, which featured a couple (Paula Patton, Omar Epps) away for a weekend in a plush mountain home who are accosted by bikers. They’re under siege. If that premise sounds familiar it’s because it’s a favorite for suspense/thriller writers and filmmakers who prefer the obvious and don’t think out of the box. Screenwriter David Loughery has a filmography that lacks depth: Obsessed and Lakeview Terrace come to mind. He has also won a Worst Screenplay Razzie Award for Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. The Razzie might be a tad harsh, but it does indicate that he does not aim very high. If his surface-deep script had added some suspicious characters or dead-end plot twists, it might have thrown viewers off the scent and down some wrong paths. It doesn’t. Predictability cuts the suspense in half. That means the thriller aspects have to pick up the slack. Yes, The Intruder sticks to a recipe, but still, the stalking is creepy. The wife’s willingness to coddle a guy who has obvious emotional problems is unlikely, but intriguing. As the previous owner from hell acts out his worst intentions, you do feel sorry for the couple and want them to prevail. Fights, stabbings, falls and chases ensue. It all leads up to the do-or-die climax. There is something so wholesome about Meagan Good, that she reminds you of all the best teachers you’ve ever had. You wouldn’t want to see harm come her way. Michael Ealy is a little less accessible and somewhat off-putting. He does little to nothing to warm up the Scott

Film Review: Michael Ealy, Meagan Good and Dennis Quaid in the-intruder. (courtesy photo)

character and make you like him. And, if you close your eyes, his voice sounds like that of Terrence Howard, who might have been a better casting choice. Dennis Quaid chews up the scenery as the pest from hell. He has such an affable face, it’s hard to imagine him as a villain, but you must. The only other actor to get any screen time worth mentioning is Joseph Sikora (TV’s Power), who plays Mike, Scott’s pal and work colleague. A cynical person would assume the nice white friend helps counter-balance the evil white antagonist. Music video/short film cinematographer Daniel Pearl (Ed Sheeran: “Thinking Out Loud”) gives the footage a nice glossy look with rich colors, perfect lighting and the right angles. Costume designer Seth Chernoff dresses the couple in hip, upwardly mobile fashion. The house (production

design Andrew Neskoromny, set design Ingrid Burgstaller) is perfect, as if renovated by HGTV’s Property Brothers. Can’t fault the pacing either (editor Melissa Kent). The musical score (Geoff Zanelli) blares too loudly at times, to the point of distraction. However, the film’s steamy playlist includes the bed-burner song by Tank called “When We,” which includes the repetitive line “When we f---.” Is this contrived suspense/thriller worth $15 bucks on a Saturday night at the movies? Good question. Young adult couples might think so, others might not. Would you watch it on Netflix if you’d exhausted all other possibilities? That’s a distinct possibility. Visit NNPA News Wire Film Critic Dwight Brown at DwightBrownInk.com and BlackPressUSA.com.

VH1’S T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle 
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle returned with a new season on April 15. In promotion to launch season two of the VH1 reality show hit, I invited Antonia “Toya” Wright and her daughter Reginae Carter to give a peek into season two. Toya is a rapper, businesswoman, and best-selling author of several books: Priceless Inspirations: The Memoir In My Own Words. By Valder Beebe Texas Metro News Columnist Texas Metro News: Every day is a new day so make it your best day. Enjoy the joys of life, make wise use of your time and embrace as much love as you can by giving and receiving love of family, friends and new people into your life. T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle returned with a new season on April 15. In promotion to launch season two of the VH1 reality show hit, I invited Antonia “Toya” Wright and her daughter Reginae Carter to give a peek into season two. Toya is a rapper, businesswoman, and best-selling author of several books: Priceless Inspirations: The memoir, “In My Own Words: My Real Reality,” “How to Lose A Husband,” and “You Just Don’t Get It,” with her daughter, Reginae Carter. Reginae, like her superstar rapper dad, Li’l Wayne, has a knack for music. Wayne’s oldest child was a member of Tamecka “Tiny” Cottle’s teen group, OMG Girlz 2010. Since leaving the group, Reginae has spent time in the studio with her dad — a move which leaves her strong fan base excited to see what’s next. T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, with exciting lives and high stakes careers, this group of loyal friends will continue to support each other as they navigate the complex terrain of balancing family, fame and the hustle. The VH1 series features Grammy® Award-winning, multiplatinum artists Tip “T.I.” Harris and Tameka “Tiny” Harris and their children Zonnique, Messiah, Domani, Deyjah, King, Major and Heiress. Joining them again is multi-platinum, Grammy® award winning artist Monica Brown, New York Times best-selling author Antonia “Toya” Wright with her daughter Reginae Carter, and actress and Grammy® Award winning singer-songwriter Le-

That Celebrity Interview T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, with exciting lives and high stakes careers, this group of loyal friends will continue to support each other as they navigate the complex terrain of balancing family, fame and the hustle.

toya Luckett. - provided by T.I. & Tiny’s publicity team. VBS: Welcome ladies and congratulations on being renewed for season 2 of VH1’s T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle. Toya, you have your own persona; rapper, businesswoman, and bestselling author. What brought you to be a part of the success of T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle? AW: I’ve worked with Tiny and Letoya in the past. I know these girls from back in the day. We feel comfortable with each other. VBS: Reginae, you are young, starting out in your ca-

What a Time to Bey By Chelle Wilson Texas Metro News Columnist I notice that it is only when my mother is working in her flowers that she is radiant, almost to the point of being invisible—except as Creator: hand and eye. She is involved in work her soul must have. Ordering the universe in the image of her personal conception of Beauty. It is a magnificent time to be alive in this, the Beyoncé

Era. Yes, she breaks records…all the records. Yes, she took command of Vogue hiring the first Black photographer to shoot a cover—ever. Yes, the first Black woman to headline Coachella dedicated her performance to us through an epic celebration of our culture and beloved HBCUs. Yes, when choosing a partner to relaunch Ivy Park her decision is said

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When the trailer for ‘Homecoming,’ her Netflix documentary dropped, the first thing I heard was Dr. Maya Angelou saying: “What I really want to do is be a representative of my race.” As if Queen Bey didn’t already have my heart. (Screen Capture from ‘Homecoming: A Film By Beyoncé,’ Netflix/YouTube)

reer, standing in the shadow of your multi-accomplished mother. What are we going to see from you this season? RC: It’s great to have my mom and my dad to look up to. The audience is going to see me going through a relationship, working on my career. I’m young and still learning. VBS: Toya, how comfortable are you showing your daughter’s evolution on T.I. & Tiny? AW: I’m comfortable because her life would be on reality TV or a blog either way and she gets to control the

narrative. VBS: What’s coming for the new season Toya? AW: This season a lot of has changed; we’ve got new babies, T.I. lost his sister, my relationship, the talks about marriage… With Valder Beebe find more THAT CELEBRITY INTERVIEW; ValderBeebeShow.com, Youtube.com/ valderbeebeshow, SoundCloud.com/valderbeebeshow, Soundcloud.com/kkvidfw, 411RadioNetwork.com, PChatman Network and VBS affiliate broadcasters.

“It is a magnificent time to be alive in this, the Beyoncé Era. Yes, she breaks records…all the records. Yes, she took command of Vogue hiring the first Black photographer to shoot a cover— ever. Yes, the first Black woman to headline Coachella dedicated her performance to us through an epic celebration of our culture and beloved HBCUs. Yes, she is all of that and a bag of spicy chips, but when I look at Beyoncé, I see so much more.” to have been made based on corporate diversity, representation, and seats at the decision-making table. Yes, she is all of that and a bag of spicy chips, but when I look at Beyoncé, I see so much more. She is the manifestation of generations of Black women’s hopes and dreams, the flower planted centuries ago that is finally free to bloom. When the trailer for ‘Homecoming,’ her Netflix documentary dropped, the first thing I heard was Dr. Maya Angelou saying: “What I really want to do is be a representative of my race.” As if Queen Bey didn’t already have my heart. Throughout the documentary, Beyoncé gives us Toni Morrison, W.E.B. DuBois, Audre Lorde, Reginald Lewis and other intellectual, activist, representations of Black excellence, hopefully opening up their bodies of work and inspiring future generations. Foregoing traditional music festival imagery, Beyoncé said it was more important to bring the culture. Now, she may have foregone the flower crown, but she still led us to the ancestral garden. In between scenes in Homecoming these words appear on the screen, “Our Mothers And Grandmothers... Moving To Music Not Yet Written…And they waited.” These lines are from Alice Walker’s 1972 essay, “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens.” The essay describes the pain of Black women who for generations had to bury their creativity within the depths of their very souls. The joy and freedom that arise from song, dance, poetry and other forms of artistic expression were shackled by the institution of slavery that thrived on a zombified type of human, void of spirit and soul.

In her essay, Walker describes many of our foremothers as artists “driven to a numb and bleeding madness by the springs of creativity in them for which there was no release…the strain of enduring their unused and unwanted talent drove them insane.” So, when we see Beyoncé in the documentary trying to garner the same level of passion and excitement for the performance of her encouraging her team to perform as if they are “thankful for [their] freedom,” she was speaking through and for those Black women who existed in a time when “the freedom to paint, to sculpt, to expand the mind with action did not exist.” Beyoncé had the freedom and luxury to take the time to nurture her body, pre and post pregnancy, but not one to idle, she began researching her ancestry. According to her Vogue interview, she discovered her roots include a slave owner that “fell in love with” and “married” an enslaved woman. “I questioned what it meant and tried to put it into perspective,” she wrote. How did her foremother define love? Was it forced? Passion? Perhaps, it was simply a means to survive because deep down in her spirit she knew she had to live. I envision Beyoncé’s ancestor to be a woman in waiting who, as Walker wrote, “moved to music not yet written.” She moved to a silent melody that would increase in volume as her spirit flowed deep and fast like a river through generational bloodlines. Beyoncé’s vision was clear, “I was so specific because I’d seen it. I’d heard it, and it was already written inside of me.” I believe; however, the true Coachella choreographers were the ancestral women who waited, sitting patiently for centuries until finally, it was their time to Bey.


Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Features

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Waters: Buying A Car Should Be Fair, Transparent and Free of Discrimination WASHINGTON –  Today, at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled, “Examining Discrimination in the Auto Loan and Insurance Industries,”  Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee gave the following opening statement.  “Thank you, Mr. Chairman.   “Buying a car is a significant purchase for many Americans and should be a fair and transparent transaction, free of discrimination. Unfortunately, this is not the case for persons of color. The National Fair Housing Alliance, in a test of auto lending discrimination, found that nearly two-thirds of minority loan applicants received higher cost financing options from automobile dealers than less qualified white applicants. “Last Congress, Republicans impeded enforcement of fair lending laws, making discrimination potentially worse. They used the Congressional Review Act to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s much needed guidance to indirect auto lenders on how to comply with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. “Discrimination also exists in the auto insurance industry. For example, the Consumer Federation of America found that auto insurers charge women and persons living in predominantly African American communities disproportionately higher premiums.  “These types of practices warrant Congressional scrutiny, analysis, and ultimately legislation.  “With that, Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.”

“Buying a car is a significant purchase for many Americans and should be a fair and transparent transaction, free of discrimination. Unfortunately, this is not the case for persons of color. The National Fair Housing Alliance, in a test of auto lending discrimination, found that nearly two-thirds of minority loan applicants received higher cost financing options from automobile dealers than less qualified white applicants.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. (courtesy photo)

Black Girls Disappear but Few Eyebrows are Raised

“If you’re classified as a runaway, you do not receive the Amber Alert or any type of media coverage. Even if they did run away, we need to help them within 24 to 48 hours, because many of them are lured into sex trafficking,” said Natalie Wilson, who co-founded the Black and Missing Foundation in 2008. Continued from page A1

and brown eyes and she was last seen wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and white glittery sneakers. Aniyah is now listed on the District of Columbia’s critical missing person’s list and authorities are asking anyone with information to call 202-727-9099 or text 50411. Though they live hundreds of miles apart, Miah and Aniyah have joined the heartbreaking list of more than 75,000 African American girls who’ve gone missing. Officials at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children said their CyperTipline has received more than 18.4 million reports, most of which led to apparent child sexual abuse images: online enticement (including “sextortion”), child sex trafficking and child sexual molestation. Recently, the nonprofit Black & Missing Foundation compiled statistics from the FBI which noted that in 2016 alone, 242,295 individuals of color were reported missing in the United States. A stunning 36.7 percent of those missing were Black teens under the age of 18. Daunting in the quest to find the girls is the continued lack of attention the missing receive – particularly those who are black and missing. While mainstream media mostly ignores their plight, social media remains a buzz. In one of the many efforts to use the internet and social media to help locate the missing, the website blackgirlslost.com introduced another teen who disappeared: “Hi, my name is Zaria Mccier and I’m 17 years old. Have you seen me around the Conyers, Georgia area? I have been missing since April 3. Can you help?”

Authorities are asking anyone who might have information regarding Zaria’s disappearance to call 770-4832200. As NNPA Newswire continues to report on the missing, readers and social media commenters have weighed in. “The fact that there is such an imbalance in the media is horrible, I admit I was ignorant there was such an imbalance because the media is obviously biased,” said Margaret Clark Turnbow in response to an early story in the missing girls series. “Young people of any color should be regarded as our country’s most valuable resource,” Turnbow said. Said another reader, James Stallworth: “This is a major crisis for our communities, let’s stay aware everybody.” “Please God, give us a clue as to where these babies are,” said Annette Ross. Natalie Wilson, who co-founded the Black and Missing Foundation in 2008, said in a recent interview that many times when children of color are reported missing, they’re reported missing as a runaway. “If you’re classified as a runaway, you do not receive the Amber Alert or any type of media coverage. Even if they did run away, we need to help them within 24 to 48 hours, because many of them are lured into sex trafficking,” Wilson said. “We need to understand what are they running away from, and ultimately what are they running to. We’re also finding that when people of color — men and women — are reported missing, they’re deemed to be involved with some type of criminal act, they’re stereotyped and their cases aren’t taken seriously,” she said.

FedEx Growing Black Business The capacity-building plan is the result of an alliance between FedEx, Regions Bank, City of Memphis and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a national driver of urban economic prosperity. ICIC began its Memphis work in 2014 with Regions Bank providing capital coaching. In 2015, the partnership expanded to include FedEx. Continued from page A2

Approved applicants must complete 40 flexible training hours in three to six months. Instruction includes a day-long opening seminar, webinars and a national conference. To qualify for ICCC, an MWBE must have five or more employees, be two or more years operational in low-income neighborhoods across Memphis, and satisfy other criteria as required. Revenue of at least $500,000 annually is preferred. However, ICCC officials say this condition is negotiable. MWBE owners may nominate themselves or to six other MWBE owners, or be nominated through a small business developer, such as the City of Memphis Office of Business Diversity and Compliance. Jiljuana Coleman, a certified MWBE owner and head of Jamerson Strategic Consulting in Memphis, is one of 4,000 ICCC alumni nationwide. Coleman, who once held a career in banking, decided in 2017 to open her own company assisting MWBE owners with financial strategy and training. After only two years, Coleman is poised to move her company from serving local and national clients to pursuing global customers. She gives ICCC credit for her growth. Memphis, a city that is more than 60 percent African American, has faced decades of stagnant economic growth with only 1 percent of local revenue going to minority owned businesses, according to a 2015 census. Currently, several public/private partnerships are working side-by-side to address the issue. For example, FedEx, an ICIC partner, is also aligned with the 800 Initiative, a program led by the City of Memphis to grow minority business revenues by $50 million in five years. Participation in ICCC could in fact support the goals of the 800 Initiative, which is backed by a $1 million investment from FedEx and $500,000 in funding from the City. Simultaneously, FedEx, which spent $9.5 billion with minority suppliers across the U.S. in 2018, is seeking to

expand local minority supplier contracts since Memphis is home to FedEx headquarters and the expanding FedEx Logistics operation. Pat Hopper, managing director of Sourcing and Supplier Diversity for FedEx, encourages local MWBE owners to “get prepared” to fill large-scale needs that companies like FedEx might require. ICCC can help MWBE owners move into greater levels of service in order to bid on larger, sought-after contracts. To learn more about ICCC, visit http://icic.org/urban-business-initiatives/inner-city-capital-connections/ memphis/. Follow the prompts to apply for ICCC training or to nominate MWBE owners for the free program. The deadline for nominations is July 26. To learn how to become a FedEx supplier, visit https:// suppliers.sourcing.fedex.com/.
Save-the-Dates … June 27 – The “We Mean Business” Symposium and Luncheon will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. The event is sponsored by FedEx and will focus on business development in Memphis. August 22 – The ICCC Opening Seminar for MWBE owners accepted into the program will be held at the FedEx Institute of Technology on the University of Memphis Campus (time TBD).

FedEx, which spent $9.5 billion with minority suppliers across the U.S. in 2018, is seeking to expand local minority supplier contracts since Memphis is home to FedEx headquarters and the expanding FedEx Logistics operation.

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New California Rail Plan Pegs Central Valley Line at $18.3B By KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ California's reworked plan for a high-speed train estimates an $18.3 billion price tag to complete 171 miles (275 kilometers) of track in the Central Valley by 2028, nearly a decade later than the initial estimate for a much longer Los Angeles-to-San Francisco line. State rail officials issued an update to the delay-plagued project Wednesday, offering the first formal look at changes suggested in February by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. Officials had been focused on building a segment from the Central Valley to San Francisco, but had not yet come up with enough money to tunnel through a mountain pass. Now the focus is shifting to first building a line from Bakersfield to Merced. The update stresses completing the full line is still the ultimate goal, something Newsom wants. “This policy recommendation is not a Central Valley line instead of Silicon Valley to Central Valley line,'' it reads. “It is a Central Valley line first.'' The report does not offer a revised analysis of the timeline and cost for the entire project, slated last year to cost $77 billion and be completed by 2033. However, it does show a cost increase of $1.8 billion to construction that's already underway to a total of $12.4 billion, roughly double initial projections. It's been more than a decade since California voters approved nearly $10 billion in bond funding for the project. Its cost has steadily climbed since. The update also reveals a train through the Central Valley won't generate enough money to cover the operations and maintenance costs. That's a problem for the state, which is bound by the ballot measure to operate a rail line without a subsidy. Russ Fong, the project's outgoing chief financial officer, said the state will hire an outside train operator to

avoid running afoul of the bond measure. Such a move is likely to prompt lawsuits. Republican Assemblyman Jim Patterson of Fresno, a critic of the project, said he has lost trust in commitments by rail officials. “They're making it up as they go along. That's what I've concluded,'' he said. “How can we have confidence in what they are going to do in the next 10 years when they have failed to meet every single benchmark over the last 10 years?'' Newsom addressed the project's longstanding problems earlier this year. “Right now, there simply isn't a path to get from Sacramento to San Diego, let alone from San Francisco to LA. I wish there were,'' he said. “However, we do have the capacity to complete a high-speed rail link between Merced and Bakersfield.'' Money for the project comes from the bond, the federal government and revenue from a state program that charges polluters to emit greenhouse gases. The Trump administration has threatened to revoke the $3.5 billion in federal money because of the project's delays, but a final decision has not been made. Rail officials say they have enough money to complete the line if the state keeps that federal money and if roughly $4 billion left in bond money is released. Brian Kelly, the project's chief executive officer, said the report demonstrates a clear path forward. “This approach will help us ultimately connect a revitalized Central Valley to the Bay Area and Southern California,'' he said in a statement. There are still questions for rail officials to answer about the new Merced to Bakersfield line, such as where the station will be located in Merced, how many people are expected to ride the train and how it will work alongside existing bus and train services. The costs and timeline of the project could change again in the next business plan.

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Bakersfield, California – Through Leadership Bakersfield (LB) a program of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Team 1’s goal was to bring awareness to gang violence in our community and memorialize innocent lives lost to gang violence. Since 2000, Bakersfield has experienced over 1000 shootings and nearly 200 murders. Victims of gang violence have included children, police officers, and innocent bystanders. Team 1 worked to create awareness to the problem of gang violence in the Bakersfield community, worked in

support of community organizations that work to prevent and intervene individuals at risk of joining illegal gangs, and lastly to support law enforcement in their efforts to suppress gang violence. Team 1 worked with organizations that comprised Project 180 to help them improve their problem-solving approach to help them become more effective in their combined efforts to prevent and intervene in gang violence. Project 180 members that Team 1 worked with include Garden Pathways, Stay Focused Ministries/Reach 4 Greatness, Clinica Sierra Vista, New Life Recovery, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK), Teen Challenge, and Kern County Superintendent of Schools- Youth and Family Services. On May 11, 2019, Team 1 will host a community resource fair at Lowell Park from 10 am - 1 pm There will be over 20 booths, free food, activities for children, and entertainment. We will have a canvas available for the community to sign so they can recognize the lives they have lost to gang violence. The event is free to the public. At 11a, Team 1 will present to the community a Memorial Bench dedicated to Innocent Victims of Gang Violence. The community’s generous donations helped accomplish the goals of working with these deserving organizations and bring awareness to Gang Violence in our community and we are very excited to share these efforts with the community. We would personally like to acknowledge and thank the following organizations for their generous donations and assistance with this project: Valley Republic Bank Aera Energy Bakersfield Police Benefit Association –Administration Dignity Health Tubular Inspection

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