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SITF normally travels to different courses throughout to do se to, w cation a soSupr sheriff’s r d M T AD e a BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) _ Kern County e n t APP ’ll co eme h “an me so.” d 2. L Central Pennsylvania in each outing.  Some also play in other H n C E t o i O deputies are investigating the shooting of a man who had been STO nurt’s atom states and in other countries, when they travel.  As individuals, LOG OK F rulin RE attending a large party in a field southeast of Bakersfield MuO g O R TH we occasionally played at Grandview, which was now under new nicipal Airport. IS ownership. Authorities say 30-year-old Anthony Chaver was found in On this day, there was a slight wind and I took selfies on my a parked car shortly before 11 p.m. Friday. 3. golf way to the course. All five of us appeared at our scheduled tee SCA Chaver had a wound in the back of his neck that is betimes. ISwas permission to play as a fifth member. N MAgiven LO lieved to have been caused by a gunshot. The Sheriff’s Office We were R the only group of African American women playG TP O WGrandview had an hour delay. says the victim was taken to Kern Medical Center and is expectHON ing. It began great, even though ITH ed to survive. L E. elated We did not complain. We were to Y seeOeach other since we OS cer i was A firearm U AN at the scene, but investigators do not had not all been together since the past season.  R WeTtook selfies, s sui found BlooGrace J have a suspect. b ng th GELES A o a d ligh nesenjoying b B as we anticipated anticipating each other’s company, the y : t L whi e st Film and (A ET O w Rev Bam day, and golf. Ba iew i R Tuas pregnle responadte prisonP) _ A Ca kersf “hitting Bak letting them fly.”  We hit great drives them high and s li esda ant. S ing t ers ield y in o a fi ystem af fornia c arah Nat We played “ready golf.” We were excited. FresnofiSetld B t g Bas ate M ive Na C C a h k ketb en’s meforersfie oogle t betw er she sa orrectio Our excitement did not last. On just the second aske oogle d all hole, H no oac ead ys l d ee filed s a f h mer York County Commissioner Steve Chronister wasCpushy and y o tiona r a le s she d. a dis n inmat she lost ffi or We s l s aggressive, falsely accusing us of slowing down the other players. t e crim h will R wasn Institu strenu old offi FREE! the said inati s when s e ewas ap refunding our membership, so we would leave. We Consehe He ’t po ous p tion cials h o a quenc n s n i s o laws e n othe i reminded him es that we paid and wanted to play. uit r pos ble and Tehach sition at she was Our group was in shock. Despite the distractions, we made s a Env i t he’d pi. S he C pregn Whe tion iron Justhours men as required. wh h w h a a n a up time and finished the first half in about two lifor e sa nt ith ve ile sh Facinice Issu tal eaffected. s K Res gwas But the stress was too much. Our game We “lost runnin e was a lower to eithe ys she w nia Co and iden ern C o. rrec s r g h ts e s a t a v s ake l to st en m lary. were upset—wondering whether Chronister was going to ap- Dep er ba eave told tha proach us again and dismayed that he wanted to refund our mem-tio artmen by due op a fig onths or ac t n did Opinion to t of p eg ht b cept arbu we and our money were berships, asStthough : nbook Poli worthless—so three etwe _rA Corr a placCalif. nSAN a o t ce R c n o t k FRANCISCO, (AP) nearly five det e C s , e 2 imm nta egame. ectio hathe women in ourBgroup co n in Co r EOhalfway through lack Cleft in ging IC mmen ehas nreturned maFrancisco uptthe diatbeen cades overdue San d s an l rto EA M tal Ccontinue When we, the remaining triedFato tes a oglePublic en AApolotwo, u e rash gents playing to r d l e g y . i ” r C nd l fell com Library. es este zmen, salvage the day, five large rWhite including Steve and his e COn atewas men om mun Th d r The copy of Eldridge Cleaver’s “Soul a t onmemoir l son, Jordan Chronister, approached us and told us to get off their ity R ifoIce’’ r n t h due back at the Eureka Valley branch Dec. 9, 1970, making e e habi ia it property. I became tongue-tied trying to ask why they were kickl a w lilate ta- fee 47 years, four months and 29 days late. Thesulibrary’s it. iff Y membership and also ing us off the property when we hadSSahayesrpaid ou would’ve been $1,731.70 if it didn’t cap the fine at $10.01. e W ngblooeach one proving Urg Hreasons, paid for the day. They gave us multiple a d in Kill g Any s Not Inm The San Francisco Chronicle reports the paperback’s cover to be false. ates one to is detached from its spine and there’s a hole in the title page. “Meet C EO & Branch manager Anne Vannucchi told the Chronicle last Because weFoquestioned why we could not enjoy our memunde week she’d like to know who the library patron is so she can get r of police were called. I was bewildered. We bership and play golf, the the story behind the returned book. had done nothing wrong. I “wasRaalso embarrassed and humiliated m A man at another branch last year returned his great-grandNum pagas having been made into a spectacle White men exited the golf e T A Q ber On akes mother’s book titled “Forty Minutes Late’’ _ but it was more u restaurant area and watched the events iet P e funfold. r o la e m than 100 years late. We waited for the police. I was cfearful and apprehensive as Sandra Thompson, the president of the York County, Pa. branch of the NAACP, says that police must enforce laws against to what would occur when police arrived. What would be the these businesses and their owners who file false complaints. From left, Carolyn Dow, Sandra Harrison, Karen Crosby, Bey Sandra Thompson and Myneca Ojo. The five women were golfing at Grandview Golf Club in York County, Pa., when they officer’s attitude? on 00,0ce G iv have charges filed against me But I did not want toH$is1leave and were asked to leave. (Sandra Thompson) 00 t es t o Sch oricallygave in the mail, because Grandview a false statement that I had ools Blac k By Sandra Thompson, Esq. hood of ladies who golfed with their husbands, many of whom no opportunity to answer.  When police arrived, they heard my name and recognized President, NAACP York County, Pa. Branch were members of the York County Black Golfers Association. On Saturday, April 21, 2018, I woke up excited, anticipatWe appreciate the challenge that golf presents and the con- me.  The police were professional and went back and forth being a round of golf at Grandview Golf Club in York, Pa. I was go- trol that golf requires.  Golf lessons are required. We know and tween Grandview Golf Club and us, advising us that Grandview wanted to refund the memberships of the entire group, even those ing to play with four ladies from “Sisters in the Fairway” (SITF), a respect golf etiquette and rules. group of about 15 professional, predominantly African American As a single mother, I prioritized raising two children, build- who left early. The officers interviewed the group behind us and concluded women in York County, Pa., who golf.  ing my business and working in the community. In 2010, when By ANDREW DALTON SITF are women of various levels of expertise from beginner my youngest child left for college, she suggested I “get some that we were not playing slowly and maintained pace, even with AP Entertainment Writer to advanced golfers. The group was formed in 2008 as a sister- friends.” So, as an empty-nester, I took her suggestion. I was in- Continued on page A2 LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Oprah Winfrey paused before talking politics Friday as she stood in front of a crowd of graduates at the University of Southern California. Then she decided it was safe. “The rumors from my last big speech have finally died down,’’ she said to laughter and applause. That speech at the Golden Globe Awards in January, full of fiery rhetoric on the fight for justice and the (hash)MeToo movement, brought weeks of chatter about a presidential run for the 64-year-old media magnate and movie star that she has since dismissed. By Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. “The misogyny needs to stop!’’ she shouted at one similar Yet, for more than 47 million Black Americans the reality of (NNPA) is pleased with the continued partnership between the President and CEO, NNPA moment during Friday’s commencement address to graduates life’s multiple challenges and opportunities are not the primary General Motor’s Chevrolet Division and the NNPA to sponsor There is an old African proverb that says, “What you seek, concerns and focus of what is popularly known as “mainstream the 2018 Discover the Unexpected (DTU) Journalism Scholarof USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalyou will surely find.” We live in a world where the news cycle media.” Thus, the value and mission of the Black Press of America ship and Fellowship Program. We are identifying and mentoring ism. She also mentioned electoral activism, gun control and clicontinues to decrease, because of innovations in communications today is more strategically important than ever before, for Black the next generation of young, gifted, talented and committed mate change, but kept it far more casual and apolitical than at technology. Yes, we are living in the fast-paced digital age. The Americans and others who embrace the trend-setting cultural, ac- journalists and publishers who will rise to take their rightful place the Golden Globes, mostly sticking with more standard inspihigh-velocity delivery and transmission of news and information, ademic, technological and game-changing achievements that are as our future community leaders and business owners. rational fare. She emphasized the importance of public service however, may or may not produce authentic or accurate facts or accomplished daily in Black America. and asked the future journalists and public communicators to simply the truth. be warriors for truth in a time of rampant misinformation. “The This is why the National Newspaper Publishers Association Continued on page A2 truth exonerates, and it convicts,’’ she said. “It disinfects, and it galvanizes. The truth has always been and will always be our shield against corruption, our shield against greed and despair. The truth is our saving grace.’’ Winfrey had an answer for those who wondered why she was speaking at this smaller, satellite commencement ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium instead of the school’s main ceremony, where stars of her caliber usually speak. “I was going to be here anyway,’’ she said. Thando Dlomo, one of Winfrey’s bucks turned to themselves and created a program for diversity “daughter-girls,’’ whom Winfrey has mentored and sponsored training that includes closing their stores for one day and hiring since meeting her on a trip to South Africa when she the girl the highest-priced diversity trainers money can buy. was in seventh grade, was in the crowd getting a master’s degree The Black community wanted to know, “How will we, the in journalism. Black community--aggrieved by this incident and aggrieved every “I was looking for smart, bright, giving, resilient, kind, day--how will we be better because of your “diversity training”? open-hearted, girls who had `it,’ that factor that means you The only answer Starbucks could give was, after the training “You keep going no matter what,’’ Winfrey said. “She came in and will be better because we will be better.” Sorry! Not good enough! recited a poem about her teacher, and when she left I said `she’s Numerous studies by Harvard University, MIT, Tel Aviv got it.’’’ Winfrey wound down with some ordinary life tips, inUniversity and others show that diversity training doesn’t work cluding: - “Eat a good breakfast. It really pays off.’’ and can produce the opposite of intended outcomes. These stud- “Put your phone down at the dinner table.’’ ies conclude that decades of cultural, racial and environmental - “Know that what you tweet, post and Instagram today bias and prejudice cannot be eradicated with one or 50 or 100 might be asked about in a job interview tomorrow or 20 years “diversity trainings.” In fact, such “trainings” can cause from tomorrow.’’ those hard-wired feelings to become more deeply entrenched thus - “Invest in a quality mattress.’’ resulting in the opposite of the sought-after effect. - “Don’t cheap out on your shoes.’’ Wearing black gown and bright red hood, Winfrey led The Chicago Boycott – Case Study the graduates into the auditorium along with the school’s dean, In Chicago, The Black Star Project organized a 12-store boyWillow Bay, as the USC marching band played its fight songs. cott of Starbucks. During the boycott, no anger was displayed. Those on the dais with her included Bay’s husband, Disney No one was arrested. No windows were broken. No stores were CEO Robert Iger, who in Winfrey’s presence had a rare mofirebombed. Instead, there was plenty of dialogue. Dialogue is ment where he wasn’t the richest person in the room. the Starbucks way. There were reports of Starbucks’ employees offering the boycotters free coffee and standing with the protesters. Protesters held doors open for elderly customers who did not honor the boycott. One protester even offered to buy a Starbucks coffee for the sick father of a man who expressed guilt about violating the boycott, but explained that his dad could only drink one kind of coffee—only available at Starbucks. It seemed as though boycotters and boycottees had reached a human accord -- The Starbucks Way. By Phillip Jackson The Chicago boycott organizers are now planning commuFounder and Chairman, Board of Directors nity forums at more than 300 Black-owned or managed coffee The Black Star Project NEW YORK (AP) _ Music fans looking for a piece of houses, as well as at faith-based and community-based organizaIf Howard Shultz wasn’t the founder of Starbucks, he would tions across the U.S., especially near the 12 Starbucks stores prehistory are going to get a chance to own guitars, outfits and have been one of the boycott protesters with us. He said he was viously boycotted. These community forums will serve as “Black other memorabilia from the likes of Prince, Bob Dylan, George “embarrassed” and “ashamed” by the arrest of two Black men in Economic Empowerment Forums”, where attendees will develop Harrison and others. a Starbucks Store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who were taken plans to improve the economic vitality of their communities. Julien’s Auctions is hosting two days of auctions focused away by police and subsequently held for 9 hours in a Philadelon musical artists at the Hard Rock Cafe New York and online. We wanted Starbucks to be part of this initiative. So far, phia jail for the crime of sitting in a Starbucks store and not or- they have said no. Starbucks is really one of the “good guys” in A public preview of the items opened on Monday. The dering coffee. auction days are Friday and Saturday. corporate America but working with the community will only Starbucks is widely known as a good operator and an overall make them better. It’s important to understand that even with The first auction day is dedicated to Prince, the musical good guy in American business circles with its clean stores, open over 9,000 stores throughout America, Starbucks shops are really legend who died in April 2016. The items include a guitar the meeting spaces, free Wi-Fi; strong community relations, and its only guests in these communities. artist had commissioned, as well as a number of outfits he wore great business model consisting of good jobs with fair benefits. Meet Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of the Board at different performances, and handwritten lyrics. But the Starbucks decision to fix this public relations probThe second day’s items include guitars played by Bob lem with “diversity training” is not the Howard Schultz or even of Directors Dylan and George Harrison, as well as costumes and jewelry. Howard Schultz, Founder and Executive Chairman of the the Starbucks way. Rather than work with the Black community towards a solution to this potentially international issue, Star- Starbucks Board of Directors does understand Starbucks culture \

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This is Robin Roberson, a former star basketball player at Berkeley High School and the University of Arizona. She’s in a current PowerPathway cohort that’s ending this week. She’s getting ready to climb an electric tower at PG&E’s Livermore training facility. (CBM courtesy photo)

Partnership Powers Up Career By Genoa Barrow California Black Media Buie, a mental health worker, was tired of toiling away at low-end, minimum wage jobs and was going through a “rough patch” after losing her home in Alameda to a fire. “One of the first questions they asked me during the interview (for both Cypress Mandela and PowerPathway™) was, ‘Why do you think you belong in this program?’ I told them, ‘If this training program is serious about changing lives, put me in it and watch a life be changed’ and that’s exactly what it’s done for me,” said the 2016 graduate. Shimia Buie’s path to full-time employment with PG&E has been as curved as Tate’s, having initially failed a test for entry-level work, but later passing it with the help of fellow PowerPathway™ students and staffers, landing a paid internship with the company and then being hired as a utility worker on its electric side. Today, she works at a facility that provides electricity to parts of San Francisco and Daly City. From 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. she’s digging ditches and running underground cables. It is physical work, but Buie is reaping the rewards. “I’ve come a long way from that hotel room,” she said. “I was able to establish credit. I was able to basically live comfortably without wondering where our next meal was coming from and how the bills were going to get paid. My son is now 20 years old; I was able to put money away for him to be in college and invest in my future,” Buie continued. She plans to reach electrician status and then promote to supervisor. Buie calls PowerPathway™ “one of the best programs in Oakland right now.”

According to PG&E spokesperson Tony Khing, nearly 95 percent Cypress Mandela’s 148 graduates have been hired by PG&E and other utilities and companies such as East Bay Municipal Utility District, AT&T, Comcast, BART and CalTrans. The PowerPathway Program boasts an overall diversity rate of 88 percent. PG&E Senior Program Manager, Justin Real, says it is having a real impact on improving the job outlook for minorities in Oakland. “Typically our students go on to make an average salary of about $92,000 a year. These are some of the last middle class jobs, for someone to come in, they don’t need a college degree or education, and are still able to make upwards of $100,000 a year. Most importantly, they are able to work in their local community. When you think about it in terms, it is much bigger than PG&E, the commerce that is able to spread and, frankly put, in the Oakland program for instance, Oakland gets a huge benefit in having one of their own residents making a salary much above minimum wage and being able to invest back in the community.” “From PG&E’s side, we have always been a very diverse company, but we are really able to make sure that our students that now become PG&E employees are reflective of their community. They are the best ambassadors that our company can ever have, they know what the work is like in their local communities,” Real said. PowerPathway™ debuted in 2008 and came to Oakland in 2012. There are also locations in Fresno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and San Jose.

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five people. The group told the police we did not hold them up, and were pleasant to them. It was obvious that the police were called, because of Grandview’s owners reaction to the us, and not because the group behind us had complained. A few days after the incident, I was still anxious, because I did not know if they were going to file charges. I knew charges could be sent in the mail. It was not until the police chief issued a statement that no charges were warranted could I sigh in relief. Nevertheless, I developed headaches for a few days.  I have been an attorney in Pennsylvania for over 18 years. I ran for judge in York County, Pa. in 2009 and 2017. I am the President of the York County, Pa., NAACP branch, Pennsylvania NAACP Legal Redress chair and former first vice president. I am

also the vice chair of the York County Democratic Party. I advocate for criminal justice reform, voting rights, equal access to fair wages, employment, and quality housing and education. But, who cares about my titles? Everyone who pays their fee should be allowed to play golf, if they desire, without interruption, without false accusations, without intimidation, and without the threat of police, especially when they have committed no crime or disruption. I kept wondering whether the police were professional, because they knew me and what would have occurred had they not known me. While we waited, I texted the other three ladies who had left. I let them know that the police were called, and they became so upset they wanted to return for fear of what could

Seeking out the best of Black America, not only in the field of journalism, but also in the overall context of the long-protracted struggle for freedom, justice, equality and empowerment is of the utmost importance. This summer in Georgia, Virginia, New York and in Washington, D.C., six NNPA journalism scholars selected from Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located across the nation will have the opportunity to work in Black-owned newspapers. These outstanding NNPA DTU Fellows will also journey together to highlight and file news reports about real life stories that are occurring in our communities. In the current national media climate where allegations of “fake news” are routinely propagated, we will welcome receipt of the news and inspirations from the writings, videos and social media postings of our young, aspiring journalists. We are also grateful to the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) for assisting Chevrolet and the NNPA to notify and reach HBCU students attending 120 HBCUs across the nation about the DTU fellowship opportunities. In fact, over 23,000 online responses were made by students who were interested in the DTU program. Reviewing and evaluating the numerous applications that were submitted revealed the tremendous academic achievements and commitments of HBCU students, who fervently desire to serve the empowerment interests of Black communities via their respective journalism skills and talents. This, in itself, is a good news story. Too often we only learn or hear about the tragic injustices and systematic racial discriminations that are in fact facets of the realities that are all too prevalent in Black America. We need, however, more balance and truth-telling in the media when it comes to the struggles and plight as well as the resilience and transformation of Black America. For more than 191 years, since the first publication of “Freedom Journal” in March 1827, the Black Press of America has continued to be on the frontlines reporting our triumphs, defeats and our successful resistance to oppression, injustice and inequality. Each generation has a responsibility to help prepare the next generation to take the baton of history and to run to win by breaking and setting new records of achievement and excellence of all fields of endeavor. Again, we publicly thank General Motors – Chevrolet for enabling the NNPA to award this group of young, freedom-fighting scholars to sharpen their pens and commitments to become champions of the freedom and responsibilities of the press. The Black community will benefit. All of America will benefit. The DTU Fellows will seek and they will find. They will also exemplify the good news.

happen. With the long history of how police interact with African Americans, businesses know, or should know, that when they call the police they are inviting them to arrest the person, which could also lead to injury or death. This situation was not as bad as the recent arrest of two Black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, because we were not arrested nor was it as bad as the incident involving a 25-year-old Black woman at a Waffle House in Saraland, Ala., because police did not assault us. However, it is similar to them in that businesses are using the police as their personal complaint department and as enforcers without repercussion or accountability. Police must turn away once they learn that the matter is not criminal, but civil. Law enforcement policies and practices must change. Police must enforce laws against these businesses and their owners who file false complaints. Legislators must act to hold businesses accountable. Patrons and the community must stand up in the midst of these situations, instead of being passive observers or actively trying to concoct legitimate reasons for the mistreatment

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of Black patrons, when they are nonexistent. See something, say something. I commend the men who publicly spoke out for us. I am thankful for the public outcry of support. We, as African Americans, just want to live. Some wanted a place to meet, others wanted utensils for their meal, others wanted to exercise, and we simply wanted to golf. We demand the freedom to frequent businesses, to use services, to ask questions, and, yes, to even complain without the fear of being arrested, beaten or shot. The irrational fears of some White people should not be our problem and should not interfere with our quality of life. We will not stand idle or remain silent while our freedoms and lives are devalued and threatened. Despite the attempted movement to take us back to a time of second-class citizenry, we will not return. We will maintain the shout, “Forward Ever, Backward Never!” for ourselves and our brethren of other races, colors, nationalities, religion and of other protected classes. Only together will we make positive change.

Antonio Villaraigosa understands that affordable housing gives more families the opportunity to reach for their dreams.” – Former Assembly Speaker and Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson, Jr.

Antonio Villaraigosa is the only candidate for governor with a proven record in increasing access to affordable housing. During his time as Mayor of Los Angeles, Villaraigosa invested more than $1 billion to build over 21,000 affordable homes and over 2,600 homes for people that had been homeless. During the Great Recession, Villaraigosa enacted policies to rebuild the local economy and get people back to work. With homelessness at a high and the middle class struggling, California needs a Governor who is a proven leader and committed to our community.

Affordable housing. More opportunity. A Governor for us.

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PUBLIC NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2944 2018-B2945 Doing business as: GARRISON’S SEAFOOD EXPRESS / GSE at 6509 panama Ln #102 Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: GARRISON’S SEAFOOD EXPRESS LLC CA. 11901 Indianapolis Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: James Ray, President & CFO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 19, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 19, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M Montoya, 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, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2914 Doing business as: ILL CRAFTY’S HAWAIIAN SHAVE ICE at 1508 El Portal Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Ronnie Clarence Mitchell, 1508 El Portal Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309-2748 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Ronnie Clarence Mitchell 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 17, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 17, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2018-B1533 Business Name you wish to abandon: EYE – EYE SIR Street address of business: 3313 Kapral Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Edward Leon Harris, 3313 Kapral Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Edward L Harris This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 17, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: E Delhillar Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2017-B7786 Business Name you wish to abandon: DULCERIA Y ACSESORIOS VICTORIA Street address of business: 519 Bear Mt. Blvd Arvin, Ca. 93203 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Lucia Victoria-Medina, 519 Bear Mt. Blvd, Arvin, Ca. 93203 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Lucia Victoria-Medina, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 16, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2754 Doing business as: KC SMOKE SHOP & MINI MART at 801 South H St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Bakil Saleh Alhakm, 4812 La Posta St #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Bakil Saleh Alhakm The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County

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PUBLIC NOTICE Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 10, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 10, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2852 Doing business as: EVERLASTING CABINETRY at 22150 Arnds Rd, Tehachapi, Ca. 93561 Mailing Address: 1121 West Valley Blvd #273 Tehachapi, Ca. 93561 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Nuria Peters Langan, 22150 Arnds Rd, Tehachap0i, Ca. 93561 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Nuria Peters Langan 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 13, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 13, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2814 Doing business as: ULTIMATE DRIVE, THE at 5101 Stine Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: 13405 Coco Palm Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 County: Kern Full name of registrant: HARDROCK ALPHA ENTERPRISES, LLC CA, 13405 coco Palm Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: James Swafford, 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 12, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 12, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-18-100786 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: NANCY CLAUDINA URREA FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: NANCY CLAUDINA URREA for a decree changing names as follows: Present name NANCY CLAUDINA URREA Filed a petition with this court Proposed name ELEANOR SYLVIA MEDINA 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 13, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: Apr 13, 2018

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JUDEL COMMISSIONER NANCY CLAUDINA URREA, aka ELEANOR SYLVIA MEDINA, 3009 Sterling Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Phone: (661) 871-1336 Attorney for In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018

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 20, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-18-100795 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: ORMOND APODOCA OCHOA FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ORMOND APODOCA OCHOA for a decree changing names as follows: Present name ORMOND APODOCA OCHOA Filed a petition with this court Proposed name WILLIE OCHOA FLORES 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 13, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: Apr 13, 2018 JUDEL COMMISSIONER ORMOND APODOCA OCHOA, 6304 Ringwood St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Phone: (661) 333-2921 Attorney for In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3084 Doing business as: RELAXING ROACH, THE at 4312 Coronado Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BIANCHA RAE AGUILAR, 4312 Coronado Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Biancha Rae Aguilar 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, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 24, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 12, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 12, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER SCV-18-000007 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 325 Central Valley Hwy, Shafter Ca. 93263 SHAFTER BRANCH PETITION OF: CISCRO HARIL HURST FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: CISCRO HARIL HURST for a decree changing names as follows: Present name CISCRO HARIL HURST Filed a petition with this court Proposed name WAYNE HURST 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 18, 2018 Time: 9:00 a.m. Dept: 13 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 13, 2018 STEVEN SHAYER COMMISSIONER of the Superior Court CISCRO HARIL HURST, 301 Los Angles St, Shafter, Ca. 93263 Phone: (661) 746-4426 Attorney for In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2979 Doing business as: CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF BAKERSFIELD A DENTAL OFFICE OF STEVEN O’HARA DDS, JORDAN PRIETO DDS, JEFFREY EVANS DDD, AND JEFFREY KUNKEL DDS INC. at 3807 San Dimas St #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CHILDREN’S DENTISTRY OF BAKERSFIELD A DENTAL OFFICE OF STEVEN O’HARA DDS, JORDAN PRIETO DDS, JEFFREY EVANS DDD, AND JEFFREY KUNKEL DDS INC. CA 6246 N. Fresno St #103 Fresno, Ca. 93710 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Steve O’Hara, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 20, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3072 Doing business as: INTECH CONSTRUCTION at 12308 Clementa Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: 13061 Rosedale Hwy #G353 Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 County: Kern Full name of registrant: INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. CA 12308 Clementa Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Ted Harvey, Secretary The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Jan 17, 2012 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 24, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 24, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2994 Doing business as: GIMME GREEN AUTOMOTIVE at 6708 Ona Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Maurice Allen Blackmon, 6708 Ona Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Maurice Allen Blackmon 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 20, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: V Zuniga, 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 20, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2807 Doing business as: UNCLES GOOD BBQ at 400 Garsney Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 43141 Bakersfield, Ca. 93384 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Cameron Noel Roberts Frink, 3711 Rancho Santa Fe St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Cameron Noel Roberts Frink The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3010 Doing business as: GOT SAFETY PROVISION FIRST AID at 4115 Buck Owens Blvd #A Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Justin Warren Wilson, 326 Longhurst Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Full name of registrant: Dennis Joe Wilson, 15518 Sammie Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: Cannot Read Signiture 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, 2018 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, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2016-B4759 Business Name you wish to abandon: OGA SECURITY SERVICES Street address of business: 427 Ferguson Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Hanna Pauline Williamson, 427 Ferguson Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: Hannah Pauline Williams This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 20, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: V Zuniga Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2015-B6605 Business Name you wish to abandon: GOT SAFETY PROVISION FIRST AID Street address of business: 4115 Buck Owens Blvd #A Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Mailing address of business: 2015 24th St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Vincent B Calaustro, 2426 Bay St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 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.) SIGNED: Vincent B Calaustro This statement of abandonment filed on: Apr 19, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018 SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): BAKERSFIELD HEART HOSPITAL; JOHN FOSBINDER, D.O.; ARTHUR FONTAINE, M.D.; BENJAMIN SERXNER, M.D.; BAKERSFIELD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL; STEPHEN SHELLANS, M.D., and DOES 1 through 100, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): DON NICKELL and PATRICIA NICKELL CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCV-17-102158 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.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you

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cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help 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 decider 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 extenos 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, Kern County 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): MARSHA E. BARR-FERNANDEZ, Esq. (SBN 200896) Heimberg Barr, LLP 800 West Sixth Street, Suite 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90017 Telephone: (213) 213-1500 (213) 213-1520 Date (Fecha): Sept 15, 2017 Clerk (Secretario) Geena Taylor, Deputy (Adjunto) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

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) E. WARREN GUBLER, #109317 Gubler & Abbott LLP 1110 N Chinowth St, Visalia, Ca. 93291 Telephone: (559) 9600 Date: (Fecha) Dec 5, 2017 Clerk (Secretario) V Cofield, Deputy (Adjunto NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: you are served BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT AVISO AL DEMANDADO): HUMBERTO VILLARREAL dba HAM TRANSPORTATION and dba HUMBERTO VILLARREAL TRANSPORTATION, and Does 1 to 50 You are being sued by plaintiff (Lo Esta Demandando El Demandante) CIRCLE M TRUCK REPAIR, INC. CASE NUMBER (Numero del caso BCL-17-017143 NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days, Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this Summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will no protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfor.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for fee legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org). the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or be contacting your local or county bar association. Tiene 30 DIAS DE CALENDARIOS despues de que le entregue esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copla al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal

ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-18-100905 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: EUGENE CLIFFORD RICE FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: EUGENE CLIFFORD RICE for a decree changing names as follows: Present name EUGENE CLIFFORD RICE Filed a petition with this court Proposed name EUGENE CLIFFORD MAUPIN 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 25, 2018 Time: 8:00 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 24, 2018 STEPHEN D. SCHUETT Judge of the Superior Court EUGENE CLIFFORD RICE, 2813 Edmonton St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Phone: (661) 599-3122 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (asd) PUB: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2941 Doing business as: SADITYME. INC. at 4900 California Ave Tower B, 2nd Floor Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SADITYME., INC. CA 4900 California Ave Tower B, 2nd Floor Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Steve O’Hara, 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 18, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 18, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3244 Doing business as: CHULO & JUDY TRUCKING at 4201 California Ave #8 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 623 Delano, Ca. 93216 County: Kern

PUBLIC NOTICE Full name of registrant: Mario Martinez Zavala, 4201 California Ave #8 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Mario Martinez Zavala 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, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 30, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3226 Doing business as: JEM TRUCKING at 4201 California Ave #8 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 623 Delano, Ca. 93216 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Mario Martinez, 4201 California Ave #8 Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Mario Martinez The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 30, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, 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, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3246 Doing business as: LUCKEY VENDING at 2030 Wheelan Ct. #D Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2051 Bakersfield, Ca. 93303 County: Kern Full name of registrant: James Calvin Luckey, Jr. 2030 Wheelan Ct. #D Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: James Calvin Luckey, Jr. The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 30, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, 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, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3088 Doing business as: BLUE WATER ENTERPRISE at 2160 Quincy St. Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1125 Delano, Ca. 93215 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Joseph Anthony Guiterrez, 2160 Quincy St. Delano, Ca. 93215 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Joseph Anthony Gutierrez 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, 2018 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


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PUBLIC NOTICE to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 24, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3014 Doing business as: MOTIVATED EXPRESS at 520 bates Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Doraine Lynn Jones, 520 Bates Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Doraine Lynn Jones The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: Apr 23, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: Apr 23, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 23, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2723 Doing business as: TAQUERIA LA BONITA at 1150 E Lerdo Hwy Build A, #E Shafter, Ca. 93263 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Juan Manuel Gonzalez, 16768 3rd St, Huron, Ca 93234 Full name of registrant: Ma Esther Avina, 16768 3rd St Huron, Ca. 93234 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: Maria Avina 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 9, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 9, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3389 2018-B3390 2018-B3391 Doing business as: BETHEL APOSTOLIC ACADEMY / BETHEL KIDDIE KORRAL / GREATER BAKERSFIELD FIRST PENTNCOSTAL CHURCH at 1418 West Columbus Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: FIRST PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, CA 1418 West Columbus Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: Leon Frost, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 6, 1943 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 7, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 7, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3067 Doing business as: LET’S TALK ABOUT IT LIFE COACHING AND CONSULTING at 617 Jumbuck Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Shonna Lynn Strother, 617 Jumbuck Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Shonna Lynn Strother 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, 2018

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PUBLIC NOTICE MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 24, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3480 Doing business as: VIRK TRUCKING at 5413 Ming Ave #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Harpreet Singh, 5413 Ming Ave #C Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Harpreet Singh The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 9, 2018 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 May 9, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3339 Doing business as: FEARLESS WOMEN WHO SOAR at 6412 Monitor St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Phyllis Luckey, 6412 Monitor St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Phyllis Luckey 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: May 3, 2018 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 May 3, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B2892 Doing business as: MIKE D’S BARBER STUDIO at 5701 Young St D13 Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Michael Anthony Dodd, 8921 Duncanson Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Michael Anthony Dodd 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 17, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on Apr 17, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3463 Doing business as: PRESTIGE PLASTERING at 1007 Helen Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same

PUBLIC NOTICE County: Kern Full name of registrant: Miguel Martinez Carrillo, 1007 Helen Way Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Miguel Martinez Carrillo 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: May 9, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 9, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3152 Doing business as: LOOK BEAUTY LOUNGE at 9815 Hageman Rd B-600 Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Luis Pena, 13803 Star Shine Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 Full name of registrant: Evangelina Pena, 13803 Star Shine Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93314 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: Evangelina Pena 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, 2018 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 26, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3494 2018-B3495 Doing business as: HYPIST / HYPIST, THE at 2005 Eye St 4-#110 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 22703 Bakersfield, Ca. 93390 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Mandy Wallace, 2005 eye St 4-#110 Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Mandy Wallace 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: May 10, 2018 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 May 10, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3503 Doing business as: CHEF’S DOGGIE DELIGHTS at 205 Jardin Ct #D Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Kelan Scott Rockholt, 205 Jardin Ct #D Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Full name of registrant: Maria Elena Rockholt, 205 Jardin Ct #D Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: Maria Elena Rockholt 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: May 10, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J Bojorquez, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself

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PUBLIC NOTICE 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 May 10, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3362 Doing business as: CHEF’S DOGGIE DELIGHTS at 6001 Mohawk St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: Kelan Scott Rockholt, 6001 Mohawk St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Full name of registrant: Maria Elena Rockholt, 6001 Mohawk St, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: Maria Elena Rockholt 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: May 4, 2018 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 May 4, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2018-B3460 Doing business as: ROYAL MANGEMENT & REMODELING at 11811 Peninsula Park Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: 11000 Brimhall Rd, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 County: Kern Full name of registrant: Pratapbhai Ramniklal Patel, 11811 Peninsula Park Dr, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Pratapbhai Ramniklal Patel The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: May 1, 2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern county on: May 8, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 8, 2023 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018

STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2016-B4849 Business Name you wish to abandon: DESIRED IMAGE Street address of business: 816 Roberts Ln, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Laura Lynn Early, 663 Mountain Mist Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Laura Lynn Early, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 4, 2018

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STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2014-B5101 Business Name you wish to abandon: AFFORDABLE JANITORIAL SERVICE Street address of business: 663 Mountain Mist Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 80682 Bakersfield, Ca. 93380 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Laura Lynn Early, 663 Mountain Mist Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Laura Lynn Early, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 4, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2014-B5102 Business Name you wish to abandon: AFFORDABLE CLEANING SERVICE Street address of business: 663 Mountain Mist Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Mailing address of business: P.O. Box 80682 Bakersfield, Ca. 93380 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: Laura Lynn Early, 663 Mountain Mist Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Laura Lynn Early, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 4, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2016-B4022 Business Name you wish to abandon: EARLY TRANSPORT LLC Street address of business: 663 Mountain Mist Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: EARLY TRANSPORT LLC, 663 Mountain Mist Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: Laura Early, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 4, 2018 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: K Barragan Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-18-100895 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: ZOE ORIANNA FINSTER-ELKINS FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ZOE ORIANNA FINSTER-ELKINS for a decree changing names as follows: Present name ZOE ORIANNA FINSTER-ELKINS Filed a petition with this court Proposed name ZOE ORIANNA ELKINS-BILIK 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.

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NOTICE OF HEARING Date: July 2, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: May 3, 2018 JUDEL Commissioner of the Superior Court Zoe Orianna Finster-Elkins, 9409 Birch Creek Ct, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Phone: (209) 500-9709 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018 ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-18-100967 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 METROPOLITAN DISTRICT PETITION OF: LA SHEENA MORAY TARVER FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: LA SHEENA MORAY TARVER for a decree changing names as follows: Present name LA SHEENA MORAY TARVER Filed a petition with this court Proposed name LA SHEENA MORAY TARVER BRIGGS 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: July 2, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: May 3, 2018 JUDEL Commissioner of the Superior Court LA SHEENA MORAY TARVER, P.O. Box 70452 Phone: (661) 817-8403 In Pro Per BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2018

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF PETER GRUEN CASE NUMBER: BPB – 18-002229 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of PETER GRUEN A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by MELISSA JOANNE HIATT in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN THE PETITION FOR PROBATE REQUESTS THAT: MELISSA JOANNE HIATT be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decendent. 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 on Nov 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. in 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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Kern County Planning Commission will meet and will hear the following request on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, First Floor, Kern County Administrative Center, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 1. A Conditional Use Permit to allow a 150-foot-tall lattice tower wireless communication facility with an accessory structure (Section 19.12.030.F) in an A (Exclusive Agriculture) District; 9158 South Fairfax Road, Bakersfield; Categorically Exempt, Section 15303; SAC Wireless (PP18175), applicant; Staff Planner James Bergantino, Planner 1 ((661) 862-8787) The application(s), environmental document(s), and complete legal description(s) for the request(s) are on file in the office of the Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department and are available for public review. Anyone wishing to give testimony on this request will be heard. If you challenge the action taken on this request in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning and Natural Resources Department at, or prior to, the public hearing. If you cannot be present and you have questions regarding this project, you may telephone the Planning and Natural Resources Department and speak to the Staff planner (listed above) assigned to this case. We encourage the submittal of written comments by May 29, 2018, so that those comments may be considered when Staff formulates its recommendation; however, written comments may be submitted anytime prior to, or at, the public hearing. Correspondence should be sent to the Planning and Natural Resources Department, 2700 “M” Street, Suite 100, Bakersfield, CA 93301 KERN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION 2700 “M” Street, Suite 100 Bakersfield, CA 93301 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 2018

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PUBLIC NOTICE the date of first issuance of letters as provided in 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: RANDOLF KRBECHEK SBN 143120 Law Offices of Randolf Krbechek, 9477 N Fort Washington Rd, #104 Fresno, Ca. 93730 Phone: (559) 434-4500 Fax (559) 434-4554 E Mial randy@rk-legal.com Attorney for Melissa Joanne Hiatt BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 16, 23, 30, 2018

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and he understands America. He knows that the Starbucks success is tied to communities’ success. He is unafraid to try new ideas even though those ideas might fail. However, this seems not to be the Starbucks way today. In 2015, Starbucks tried to convene a ‘Race Together” dialogue through its stores. America was not ready then. In 2018, America is coming apart racially, socially and religiously. America is now ready for Howard Schultz’ ideas. But this effort cannot be owned by Starbucks alone. Other corporations, government agencies at all levels, foundations, faith-based and civic organizations along with social institutions and others must partner with Starbucks to make America and the world better. Mr. Schultz’ leadership style has been described as transformational. He does not think like a businessperson. He thinks like a person wanting to make the world a better place. But even he, super-rich, powerful, and well-intentioned, needs the help of the world to achieve this transformational vision and reality. Starbucks, well established in business history, now has a chance to establish itself in human history. In the words of Mr. Schultz: “…if we think about the country today — and I’m not talking about politics — I think the country needs to become more compassionate, more empathic. And we can’t speak about the promise of America and the American Dream and leave millions of people behind. And it’s my view that — leave Washington aside and all the politics aside — businesses and business leaders need to do a lot more for the people we employ, the communities we serve, and we can make a significant difference.”

So where does Starbucks go from here?

Schultz says that he knows the Starbucks chain “won’t bridge

the racial divide on its own” and that a coffee company “can only do so much.” However, he hopes to keep pushing forward and pursue initiatives that matter to him with the “same vigor he pursues corporate profits.” The Montgomery Bus Boycott that changed America forever lasted 381 days. The Starbucks Boycott is only 33 days old. Only 348 days to go.

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Relief from Housing Crisis Expand Renter’s Tax Credit Board of Equalization Member Jerome E. Horton is working with Assemblyman Miguel Santiago to introduce legislation that will reduce the housing cost for renters. Board of Equalization Member Jerome E. Horton is working with Assemblyman Miguel Santiago to introduce legislation that will reduce the housing cost for renters. A full-fledged housing crisis has gripped California, marked by a severe lack of affordable homes and apartments for seniors and middle-class families – as a result of property values climbing to pre-recession levels.  The median cost of a home in California is now a staggering $500,000, twice the national median cost. “Living in decent, affordable, and reasonably located housing is one of the most important determinants of well–being for every Californian. More than just basic shelter, housing affects our lives in other important ways, determining our access to work, education, recreation, shopping, and quality health care.” said Horton.  “If we don’t fix this, seniors and poor to middle income families will be forced to leave California.” As the Making Home Affordable Program, (HARP), signed into law by President Obama, is set to expire on December 31, 2018, now is the time for this type of legislation.  HARP helped homeowners refinance their mortgage with an average rate reduction of 2.1 percentage points, saving an average of more than $4,100 in interest during their first 12 months, or about $345 every month. Additionally, homeowners who refinance from 30 year fixed mortgages to 15 year fixed mortgages can save up to $145,000. For more information, scan over. California has the third-lowest home ownership rate and the fourth highest rent in the country.  The decline in home purchases is generally related to higher rents as it becomes a challenge to save enough for a down payment.   There is a direct relationship between high rents and high home prices.  Additionally, studies find that housing costs are a burden on one’s finances when they surpass 30% of income.  According to a Public Policy Institute of California study, nearly one in three California renter households spends at least half of their income on rent.  While incomes have remained stagnant, rents in California continue to soar, resulting in many low- and middle-income workers cutting essential spending, which also hurts the State’s overall economy. Jerome Edgar Horton (Wikipedia courtesy photo) Even with rent control in cities like Santa Monica and Los Angeles, as of March 2018, the average rent for an apartment in Los Angeles is $2554, which is a 0.16% decrease from last year when the average rent was $2558, and a 1.64% increase from last month when the average rent was $2512. “The cost of renting an apartment or home in California is as high as it’s ever been.   In fact, many millennials are moving from California because the dream of affordable housing seems so unlikely.  It’s necessary we do something to lower the cost of renting one’s residence in this state,” Horton said. The average rent in California has increased 60% over the past 20 years.   The flat “renter’s credit” amount has not been adjusted since it was enacted in 1972. Assembly Member Santiago testified at the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation:  “With the rising cost of rental housing in California, the expansion of the renter’s credit can increase access to housing for low-income families.”   The legislation passed out of the committee with a 9-0 bipartisan vote.  The bill now moves to the Assembly Standing Committee on Appropriations. This bill will increase the nonrefundable renter’s credit to the greater of $60 allowed under current law or 10 percent of the median rent in the county where the property is occupied for individuals and $120 under current law, or 20 percent of the median rent in the county where the property is occupied for joint filers, heads of households, and surviving spouses. Member Horton encourages you to call your Congressional representatives and ask that they legislate to Made possible by a grant from the renew the HARP program, and the Assembly Standing Committee on Appropriations at  (916) 651-4101 to support AB 2833 (Santiago) to increase the renter’s credit. © 2018 National Newspaper Publishers Association. All rights reserved

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“Black Panther” Salutes Grads By Lauren Poteat NNPA Newswire Contributor After celebrating the success of back-to-back, global box office hits, Marvel’s “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman, returned to his alma mater, Howard University, to deliver the school’s 2018 commencement convocation address. In March, Marvel’s “Black Panther” became the highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time in the United States (not adjusted for inflation), when it surpassed the $623 million mark set by “The Avengers” in 2012, according to Variety.com. Then, Boseman reprised his “Black Panther” role for “Avengers: Infinity War,” which is currently the fifth highest grossing movie of alltime. Championing his own personal experiences during his time studying at the prestigious, historically Black university, Boseman urged proud degree recipients, to press forward, to hold up their heads and to never fear rejection. “I can think of no better place to be right now, after the ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Avengers’ campaigns, then to return and participate in these graduation ceremonies with you,” Boseman told the graduates. “It is a great privilege, graduates, to address you on your day, a day that will be one of the most important accomplishments of your life to date.” Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick recalled “how Boseman and his classmates advocated and participated in a three-day protest against the university to dismiss an initiative to transition the College of Fine Arts into the Department of Fine Arts. The protest was unsuccessful in stopping the transition,” a press release about the president’s speech said. With Boseman by his side, Dr. Frederick, “announced a campaign to re-establish the College of Fine Arts and launch an Endowed College of Fine Arts Award,” the press release said. Dr. Frederick encouraged the graduates to “take risks” and “learn how to be wrong.” “It is the best way to learn and grow,” Dr. Frederick said. “Build a culture of generous listening so that others may be emboldened to take risks, too.” According to school officials, during the 2018 commencement convocation, Howard University awarded 2,217 degrees, including 343 master’s degrees, and 90 Ph.Ds. Boseman called Howard University “a magical place” as he

recalled the day that he met Muhammad Ali, as he walked across “The Yard.” “I remember walking across this yard on what seemed to be a random day, my head down, lost in my own world of issues like many of you do, daily. And I raise my head…Muhammad Ali is walking towards me,” Boseman said. “Time seemed to slow down, as his eyes locked on mine. He then raised his fist into a quintessential guard and I was game to play along with him, to act as if I was a worthy opponent. What an honor to be challenged by ‘The Greatest of All-Time.’” Boseman continued: “I walked away floating like a butterfly. I walked away, at that moment, amused at life, amused that no one would be able to believe that story, but me. That is the magic of this place [Howard University]. “Almost anything can happen here,” Boseman said before giving the crowd the official Howard salute (“H-U! U-Know!”). Boseman also praised the students for their drive and perserverance in organizing the longest sit-in protest at Howard University’s administration building in the school’s history. Allegations of mismanagement in the school’s financial aid office sparked the protest, which lasted nearly two weeks in April. “Everyday that you fou ght for, was not for yourself, but for those that come after you,” Boseman said. Overcome with gratitude and excitement, Howard graduate Kyla Maupin, who received her degree in French, expressed her sentiments about Boseman’s speech. “Hearing Chadwick speak was really inspiring,” Maupin said. “I really appreciated hearing about his struggles in the beginning of his career; that was really inspiring for me. Maupin added that she was proud to see a fellow Bison deliver the commencement address. Closing out the high-energy ceremony, Boseman offered one last nugget of wisdom, urging graduates to find their purpose. “Purpose is the essential element of you,” Boseman said. “It is the reason you are on the planet at this particular time in history. Your very existence is wrapped up in the things you are here to fulfill.” Boseman continued: “Whatever you choose for a career path, remember the struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.”

“Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman delivered the commencement address during Howard University’s 150th Commencement Ceremony in Washington, D.C. (Freddie Allen/AMG/NNPA)

Spice Island Beach Resort (Grand Anse, Grenada)

Negril Treehouse Resort Negril, Jamaica (courtesy photo)

Salamander Resort and Spa Middleburg, VA (courtesy photo)

Top 10 Most Beautiful Black-Owned Hotels and Resorts Around The World When traveling, accommodation is one of the first things to consider. There are thousands of hotels to choose from in every destination for every type of experience. In a Black-owned hotel, you get to explore a new destination, experience great service, while patronizing a Black hospitality business as well! Here are the top 10 most beautiful Black-owned hotels around the world: #1 - Spice Island Beach Resort (Grand Anse, Grenada): Set in the stunning Grand Anse Beach, considered one of the best beaches in the Carribean, this family-owned, all-inclusive resort is such a luxurious treat. Staying in one of its 64 elegant suites would surely be worth every penny. #2 -  Soweto Hotel and Conference Center (Soweto, South Africa): A four-star luxury hotel owned by a Black woman, this has the combination of stylish designs and the dark past of South Africa’s apartheid. It is where Michelle Obama stayed during her visit to the township of Soweto. #3 -  Salamander Resort and Spa (Middleburg, VA):  Ultimate relaxation awaits in this hotel owned and personally designed by BET co-founder Sheila C. Johnson. It boasts of 168 spacious rooms and suites, an enormous spa, equestrian area, fishing pond, and a Tree Top Zip tour. #4 - Jnane Tamsna (Marrakech, Morocco): Also woman-owned, this resort exudes a fabulous appeal from its 24 guest rooms to five pools and nine acres of gardens. Meryanne Loum-Martin, the  owner, personally sees to it that every guest receives exceptional service. #5 - The Ivy Hotel (Baltimore, MD): Built in the 19th century, this hotel co-owned by the Brown and Azola family, opened its door in 2015. Each of its nine suites and nine bedrooms has a charm and character of its own. It also offers a highly inclusive policy that would make you feel like a royalty. #6 - La Créole Beach Hotel & Spa (Guadeloupe): Taste authentic Creole dining and hospitality in this hotel with 211 rooms nestled in a tropical garden by the sea. Though it may not be very easy to get to the island where it is located, the experience is definitely one for the books. #7 -  Villa La Maison Michelle (St. James. Barbados):  Found in the romantic splendor of the Platinum Coast of Barbados, this picturesque five-star hotel has only seven suites perfect for a private escape. This luxury boutique hotel is owned by husband and wife Michelle and Guy Jenkins.

The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore, MD. (courtesy photo)

#8 - Negril Treehouse Resort (Negril, Jamaica): Though born in America, Gail Johnson went to Jamaica after studying civil engineering to build a resort with her husband. After almost 40 years, tourists still love the place for its homey feel. #9 - Primate Lodge (Uganda): Live in the wild and experience warm hospitality in the heart of the Kibale Rainforest National Park, a home to over 13 species of primates

and other animals. Adventurous travelers love staying here for its ‘live in the nature’ feel. #10 - iKhaya Lodge (Cape Town, South Africa): Witness the wonders of combined modern and traditional South African designs in this property next to the Table Mountain. The word ‘ikhaya’ literally means ‘home’ in Bantu language of Xhosa, so expect to feel at home throughout your stay.

La Créole Beach Hotel & Spa Guadeloupe (courtesy photo)

The Ivy Hotel in Baltimore, MD. (courtesy photo)

Cosby Jurors Shopped Book Deal By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Contributor Before they convicted Bill Cosby on three counts of aggravated indecent assault last month, some of the jurors were already plotting on how they could cash in on the case. People familiar with three of the jurors on the case said they had a book deal on their minds, long before evidence was presented in the courtroom. “The 80-year-old comedian faces up to 10 years in prison on each count, but Cosby is likely to serve them concurrently,” CNN.com reported. “A sentencing hearing with Judge Steven O’Neill has not yet been scheduled, and Cosby remains out on bail.” Juror No. 11 and juror No. 12, two White males, “specifically talked about how much they could make after they send that old man to prison,” said a Norristown resident, who goes by the nickname, “Deacon Stone.” Stone declined to provide his given name, because he said he feared for his safety, but he was visibly present throughout the trial. According to Stone, another juror was told, “Dude, do the right thing, get that book deal,” by a close family member. Asked how he came across the information, Stone and another man, who didn’t want to give his name, said they are “closer than cousins” to one of the jurors. During the trial, juror No. 12 appeared to talk to Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele’s spokeswoman Kate Delano in a flirtatious manner. At least three individuals regularly complained of the juror raising his eyebrows and winking at Delano, who may have not been aware of the juror’s actions. Juror No.12 was also observed smiling “almost uncontrollable” at attorney Lisa Bloom, who’s client Janice Dickerson testified against Cosby. “If jurors in the Cosby trial were motivated by the possibility of getting a book deal, then they would have had incentive to find him guilty, guilty, guilty—just like they did,” said famed forensic psychiatrist and expert witness, Carole Lieberman. “Finding him ‘guilty’ made it a landmark victory of sorts, because of the #MeToo [movement] and because it brought down a once-powerful celebrity. If they had found him ‘not guilty,’ there wouldn’t be much of a story there, so people wouldn’t be as interested in reading about it in a book.” Eleven of the 12 jurors have already joined to hire a publicist. Juror No. 1, who was observed sleeping throughout the trial, appeared alone on ABC’s Good Morning America after the verdict and said Cosby’s 2006 deposition hurt the comedian.

However, former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor made a deal with Cosby in which Castor agreed that if the comedian sat for the deposition, his words could never be used against him in any current or future criminal prosecution. Castor blasted O’Neill in an email last month. “A judge with an enormous potential bias did not disclose that possible bias to the lawyers to give them the option to seek a new judge,” Castor said. In explaining why he made the deal with Cosby, Castor said: “I thought making Mr. Cosby pay money was the best I was going to be able to set the stage for. I was hopeful that I had made Andrea Constand a millionaire.” Constand did reach an out-of-court civil settlement with Cosby worth $3.4 million. Castor reiterated that he granted Cosby immunity from prosecution and that future prosecutors were bound to honor that deal. Castor also blasted Steele. “A sitting prosecutor spent $1 million proving Cosby is guilty in campaign ads, before charges were ever brought,” Castor said. “That’s in direct contravention of written ethics rules which says prosecutors cannot do that. What is happening to Cosby, as bad a man as he undoubtedly is, should never happen to anyone in America.  I’m 36 years in the justice system, much of it at a pretty high level and I’m disgusted that any citizen entitled to the presumption of innocence has been treated this way.” Castor continued: “I didn’t say anything, because it is up to the judge and the lawyers to police their own conduct. I kept waiting for someone to ask me, but it never happened.” Matt Pinsker, a former prosecutor and magistrate who is now a criminal defense attorney and adjunct professor of criminal justice at Virginia Commonwealth University, said he was appalled when he heard about the jurors in the Cosby case. “It’s completely inappropriate for jurors to be planning a book deal, and it could result in a mistrial,” Pinsker said. “Jurors should be focused on doing justice, and not profiting from their public service. A prospective book deal is legally and morally problematic because it gives jurors a profit incentive.” Kimberly Bathgate, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County Court, said the judge and district attorney would have no comment. Cosby’s spokesman Andrew Wyatt could not immediately be reached for comment. In April, Cosby, 80, was found guilty on three counts of aggravated sexual assault stemming from a 2003 or 2004 incident involving Andrea Constand at his Elkins Park home.

Jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa. talked about shopping a book deal based on their experiences with the case. (POOL PHOTO)

He’s scheduled to be sentenced later this summer and faces up to 30 years in prison. Ryan Babcock, a trial lawyer who owns a firm in Brunswick, Ga., said juror misconduct can be a serious problem at trial, particularly with technological advances made in the last decade. “The parties are entitled to jurors who don’t have their minds made up about a verdict before the trial starts, and jurors who are not influenced by third parties outside of the courtroom trial,” Babcock said. “That can be especially challenging in a high-profile case like Bill Cosby’s. The comment about [the book deal] alone would not amount to juror misconduct. In any event, juror misconduct could result in a new trial or reversal on appeal, but should not impact the sentence itself.”


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Building Your Business with

Local, State or Federal Contracts A one day workshop introducing (or re-introducing) the regional business community to business assistance available to help land public works contracts to transition your business to the next level. Presentations by Representatives of: Monterey Bay Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) - providing an overview of the organization and its materials, resources and assistance programs available. California Department of General Services (DGS) - providing an overview of the programs at DGS and certification process for accessing the programs. Fresno Small Business Administration (SBA) - providing an overview of programs and resources available through the SBA to assist in all phases of business operations.

DOUBLE RAINBOW IS A TOBACCO FLAVOR.

Location: Elks Lodge, 1616 30th St. Bakersfield, CA 93301 Date: Thursday, May 24th

4 out of 5 kids who have used tobacco started with a flavored product. Learn the tobacco industry’s latest tricks and how to fight back.

Time: 8:00 am—11:00 am Limit Registrations: (On Eventbrite at “Building Your Business with Local, State or Federal Contracts”) Contact: Ali Morris 888-607-0307 ext. 2 Sponsored by:

Hosted by:

The Monterey Bay PTAC

3C Coalition

3180 Imjin Road, Suite 102

4420 Easton Dr., Suite 201

Marina, CA 93933

Bakersfield, CA 93309

ptac@mcbc.biz

info@3ccoalition.com

ADDICTION IS NOT A PHASE.

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OUR SCHOOLS ARE ONLY AS GREAT

AS THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE The Local Control Funding Formula is an opportunity to support students in need, including schools that hold the highest percentage of foster youth, English-language learners, and students with low socioeconomic status. It’s time to embrace unity throughout schools. By prioritizing social, emotional and mental health in an equitable and inclusive school community, we can better serve students who are most in need. Students today, leaders tomorrow.   A #HealthyKernCounty benefits us all.

#LCFFAccountability #HealthyKernCounty

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