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Volume 47 Number 40

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Black Educators Discuss Ahead of School Re-Opening This Fall

Education Equity Joe W. Bowers Jr. California Black Media The California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) held their 13th annual professional development summit May 26 – 28th in San Diego. The theme for this year’s conference was, “Achieving an Equity Driven Education.” Co-hosted by the San Diego County Office of Education and Moreno Valley Unified School District, the conference was held in-person and virtually. For their safety, in-person participants were required to have been vaccinated or to have tested negative for COVID-19. According to Dr. Daryl Camp, President, CAAASA and Superintendent, San Lorenzo Unified School District, “CAAASA was one of the last organizations to host an inperson conference in 2020 and will be the first organization to host an in-person conference in 2021.” CAAASA welcomed about 150 in-person attendees. About 600 other participants joined the conference online. Those attending were education practitioners, including school administrators, teachers, and staff; education researchers; policymakers; and community members inspired and motivated to learn ways to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for African American and other students of color by promoting equity and social justice and improved school climates. The conference theme, “Achieving an Equity Driven Education” acknowledges the need, “to ensure the next normal will achieve an equity driven education for students,” says Camp. “While the pandemic has presented many challenges, it has also provided an opportunity to re-envision what an equity driven education may look like for underserved students.” The conference was organized around seven goals: Align strategies that promote access to excellence for boys and girls of color; Utilize Social Emotional Learning (SEL) supports to address the impact of trauma and poverty on

Gerald Dessus teaches a social justice course at Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus in Philadelphia. (Photos Courtesy of the Mighty Engine / Rashiid Coleman)

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VP Harris to Head Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent President Joe Biden is establishing the White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment with a mission to mobilize the federal government’s policies, programs, and practices to empower workers to organize

and successfully bargain with their employers. Headed by Vice President Kamala Harris, the mission includes looking for ways to increase worker power in areas of the country with restrictive labor laws, for marginalized workers, including women and people of color, and for workers in industries that are difficult to organize and lack

VP Kamala Harris will lead a White House Task Force on Worker Organizing and Empowerment (Courtesy Photo)

labor protections. The White House said the Task Force would comprise more than twenty cabinet members and heads of other federal agencies with powerful levers to help the Task Force carry out its mission. The Task Force will engage with a diverse set of leaders in the labor movement, academia, advocacy groups, and beyond to seek ideas for potential federal action and feedback on initiatives under consideration. In an executive order issued Monday, April 26, President Biden directed the Task Force to make a set of recommendations within 180 days addressing two key issues. The first issue is how can existing policies, programs, and practices promote worker organizing and collective bargaining in the federal government? The second issue is, where are new policies needed to achieve the Task Force’s mission, and what are the associated regulatory and statutory changes needed? “The Task Force will be a historic effort to put the federal government’s policy of encouraging worker organizing and collective bargaining into action,” the White House noted in a briefing. The Task Force will endeavor to achieve the following four goals: 1. Lead by example by ensuring that the federal government is a model employer concerning encouraging worker organizing and collective bargaining among its workforce. 2. Facilitate worker organizing across the country by taking an all-of-government approach to mobilize the federal government’s policies, programs, and practices to provide workers the opportunity to organize and bargain collectively. 3. Increase worker power in underserved communities by examining and seeking to address the particular challenges to worker organizing in jurisdictions with restrictive labor laws; the added challenges that marginalized workers in many communities encounter, including women and people of color; and the high barriers to organizing workers in specific industries. 4. Increase union membership across the United States to grow a more inclusive middle class and provide workers the opportunity to come together for mutual advancement, the dignity of workers, respect, and the fair compensation they deserve.

Racial Disparities Are a Public Health Crisis Bo Tefu California Black Media Some health advocates are calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to treat health inequity in California as a public health crisis – one that is complicated by racism. Their appeal to the governor comes as California state officials propose a $115 million investment in the state’s budget for the next fiscal year to address health disparities. If approved, some of the money would fund programs administered by community-based organizations. “The biggest hardship that we’re facing right now is really getting the governor to support investments to community-based organizations to focus on health equity and racial justice interventions within healthcare,” said Ron Coleman, the managing director of policy for the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN). Coleman said the state needs to make new investments in public health that will remedy the social determinants

that worsen health disparities in the healthcare system. In the revised May budget, Newsom proposed a $115 million annual grant program for health equity and $200 million for local health infrastructure. He also included $15 million in funds to support underprivileged lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Despite the plan to increase spending on leveling the playing field in health care, a dozen community-based organizations want Gov. Newsom to do more. In addition to CPENH, other organizations include the Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), Black Women for Wellness Action Project, California Black Health Network, California Black Women’s Health Project, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, Public Health Advocates, Public Health Institute, Roots Community Health Center, and Roots of Change. The leaders of these organizations are asking the state

to expand support for health programs with funds from California’s budget surplus that are targeted to addressing health disparities that impact vulnerable populations, including low-income Black and Brown families. In the May budget revisions, “There was absolutely no new investment in the budget for public health, whether it’s the infrastructure, workforce, health equity racial justice, or prevention,” said Coleman. Coleman specified that the money Newsom is allotting for health equity should go to community-based organizations, particularly for racial justice interventions in the healthcare system. “We need Governor Newsom to begin treating racism as a public health crisis and make the investments in the community that will help us reduce healthcare disparities and improve health outcomes,” said Coleman. Gov. Newsom said that the state has partnered with multiple community-based organizations for public Continued on page A2

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California to Pay $2M Church Legal Fees Over Virus Closures

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – The state of California has agreed not to impose greater coronavirus restrictions on church gatherings than it does on retail establishments in a pair of settlements that provide more than $2 million in fees to lawyers who challenged the rules as a violation of religious freedom. A deal approved Tuesday by a federal judge comes after lawyers for a San Diego-area Pentecostal church took their challenge against the state to the U.S. Supreme Court three times and won. The settlement includes a permanent injunction in line with Supreme Court rulings that found restrictions on houses of worship cannot exceed those on retail businesses, attorney Paul Jonna said. “If they’re gonna restrict Costco to 50%, then they can do the same thing to churches,’’ Jonna said. “But what they were doing before, as you may remember, is they were keeping those places open and they were shutting down churches – at least in California – completely.’’ The settlement has little practical impact after a Supreme Court ruling led the state in April to lift limits on indoor worship. As the state’s case rate of COVID-19 has plummeted since a deadly winter surge and vaccination rates rise, Gov. Gavin Newsom is poised to lift all restrictions on June 15. Newsom’s office issued a statement saying he put the health of Californians first when he imposed closure orders. It said the settlements provide clarity on how public health standards can be applied to churches. Newsom was the first governor to issue a statewide stay-home order at the start of the pandemic in March 2020. His various closure orders and modifications that allowed certain businesses to open at different capacities were challenged in state and federal courts. The public health orders were generally upheld until religious groups won a string of victories after a change in the Supreme Court makeup last year when liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died and was replaced by conservative Justice Amy Coney Barrett. While the settlements only apply to restrictions issued for the COVID-19 pandemic, Jonna said he does not believe the state would impose harsher restrictions on churches in the future because of the Supreme Court rulings. The settlements involve a federal lawsuits brought by South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista and Father Trevor Burfitt, a Catholic priest in Bakersfield, who sued in Kern County Superior Court. Lawyers for the Thomas More Society, a conservative public interest law firm, will receive $1.6 million in legal fees in the South Bay case and $550,000 in the Burfitt case.

Meghan and Harry Welcome Second Child, Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) – The second baby for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is officially here: Meghan gave birth to a healthy girl on Friday. A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan said Sunday the couple welcomed their child Lilibet “Lili’’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Their daughter weighed in at 7 lbs, 11 oz. Her first name, Lilibet, is a nod to Her Majesty The Queen’s nickname. Her middle name is in honor of her grandmother and Harry’s mother. The baby is the eighth in line to the British throne. No photos of the newborn or the Sussexes accompanied the announcement. The birth comes after the Harry and Meghan’s explosive TV interview with Oprah Winfrey in March. The couple described painful discussions about the color of their first child’s skin, losing royal protection and the intense pressures that led her to contemplate suicide. Buckingham Palace said the allegations of racism made by the couple were “concerning.’’ The royal family said the issue would be addressed privately. Winfrey and Harry on mental illness have recently collaborated on the Apple TV+ mental health series “The Me You Can’t See.’’ Harry and American actor Meghan Markle married at Windsor Castle in May 2018. Their son Archie was born a year later. In early 2020, Meghan and Harry announced they were quitting royal duties and moving to North America, citing what they said were the unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media. They live in Montecito, a posh area near Santa Barbara, California. Last year, Meghan revealed that she had a miscarriage in July 2020, giving a personal account of the traumatic experience in hope of helping others. Months before the miscarriage, Harry said the royal family cut him off financially at the start of 2020 after announcing plans to step back from his roles. But he was able to afford security for his family because of the money his mother, Princess Diana, left behind. In the interview with Winfrey, Meghan said she grew concerned about her son not having a royal title because it meant he wouldn’t be provided security. said digesting everything during while pregnant was “very hard.’’ More than the “prince’’ title, she was the most concerned about her son’s safety and protection. Meghan said it was hard for her to understand why there were concerns within the royal family about her son’s skin color. She said it was hard for her to “compartmentalize’’ those conversations. Harry, too, said there are lasting impacts about Meghan’s treatment and his relationship with his family. Harry and Meghan’s departure from royal duties began in March 2020 over what they described as the intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media toward the duchess.


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Wednesday, June 9, 2021

President Biden Directs $1 Billon to FEMA for Extreme Weather Preparation

Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard move through flooded Houston streets as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey rose in 2017. More than 12,000 members of the Texas National Guard were called out to support local authorities in response to the storm. (1st Lt. Zachary West/ U.S. Army/Wikimedia Commons)

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent After substantial increases in significant hurricanes in 2020, President Joe Biden wants America prepared for the 2021 Hurricane Season. The President announced his administration would direct $1 billion toward the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) fund for extreme weather preparation. The commitment marks a 100 percent increase over existing funding levels. The budget increase will go to the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) program, which provides support for local, state, and tribal government preparation efforts. Administration officials said bolstering the funds helps to “categorically shift the federal focus from responding to individual disasters on a case-by-case basis to researchsupported, proactive investment in community resilience.” “As climate change threatens to bring more extreme events like increased floods, sea-level rise, and intensifying droughts and wildfires, it is our responsibility to better prepare and support communities, families, and businesses before the disaster – not just after,” administration officials wrote.

“This includes investing in climate research to improve our understanding of these extreme weather events and our decision-making on climate resilience, adaptation, and mitigation. It also means ensuring that communities have the resources they need to build resilience prior to these crises.” In 2020, the U.S. recorded a record 30 named storms and at least 12 hurricanes or tropical storms. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration project the 2021 season will produce more hurricanes and tropical storms. “Now is the time for communities along the coastline as well as inland to get prepared for the dangers that hurricanes can bring,” U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said in a statement. Administration officials said the costs of extreme weather events, in lives and economic damage, have been staggering. “Last year alone, communities across the United States suffered through 22 separate weather and climate-related disasters with losses exceeding $1 billion each, shattering previous records, at a cumulative price tag of nearly $100 billion. This year has already wrought devastation, as unusual winter storms crossed Texas and the south,” officials continued.

Biden Revokes Trump Report Promoting ‘Patriotic Education’ By COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer President Joe Biden revoked a recent Trump administration report that aimed to promote “patriotic education'' in schools but that historians mocked and rejected as political propaganda. In an executive order signed on Wednesday in his first day in office, Biden disbanded Donald Trump's presidential 1776 Commission and withdrew a report it released Monday. Trump established the group in September to rally support from white voters and as a response to The New York Times' “1619 Project,” which highlights the lasting consequences of slavery in America. In its report, which Trump hoped would be used in classrooms across the nation, the commission glorifies the country's founders, plays down America's role in slavery, condemns the rise of progressive politics and argues that the civil rights movement ran afoul of the “lofty ideals'' espoused by the Founding Fathers. The panel, which included no professional historians of the United States, complained of “false and fashionable ideologies'' that depict the country's story as one of “oppression and victimhood.'' Instead, it called for renewed efforts to foster “a brave and honest love for our country.'' Historians widely panned the report, saying it offers a false and outdated version of American history that ignores decades of research. “It's an insult to the whole enterprise of education. Education is supposed to help young people learn to think critically,'' said David Blight, a Civil War historian at Yale University. “That report is a piece of right-wing propaganda.'' Trump officials heralded the report as “a definitive

chronicle of the American founding,'' but scholars say it disregards the most basic rules of scholarship. It offers no citations, for example, or a list of its source materials. It also includes several passages copied directly from other writings by members of the panel, as one professor found after running the report through software that's used to detect plagiarism. Matthew Spalding, the panel's executive director and a vice president at the conservative Hillsdale College, defended the report, saying it calls for “a return to the unifying ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence.'' He said in a statement that the report “wasn't written for academic historians but for the American people, and I encourage them to read it for themselves.” One of the group's chairs, Carol Swain, a former law and political science professor at Vanderbilt University, said that if the commission had been allowed to continue its work, it would have added more members and issued a report with more than just “the highlights.'' “Professional historians take themselves too seriously,'' she said in an interview. “I see the criticism as being ideologically driven.'' In documents announcing Biden's executive order, administration officials said the panel “sought to erase America's history of racial injustice.'' The American Historical Association condemned the report, saying it glorifies the founders while ignoring the histories and contributions of enslaved people, Indigenous communities and women. In a statement also signed by 13 other academic groups, the organization said the report seeks “government indoctrination of American students.'' The sharpest criticism of the report was directed at its presentation of slavery and race. The report attempts

to undermine allegations of hypocrisy against Founding Fathers who owned slaves even as they espoused equality. It also attempts to soften America's role in slavery and explain it as a product of the times. “Many Americans labor under the illusion that slavery was somehow a uniquely American evil,'' the panel wrote in the 20-page report. “The unfortunate fact is that the institution of slavery has been more the rule than the exception throughout human history.'' Blight, at Yale, compared it to “a sixth- or seventhgrade kind of approach to history _ to make the children feel good.'' He added: “But it's worse than that, because it comes out of an agenda of political propaganda.'' The authors argue that the civil rights movement was distorted to advance programs promoting inequality and “group privilege.'' It complains, for example, about affirmative action and other forms of “preferential treatment.” Ibram X. Kendi, a scholar and historian of racism at Boston University, called the report “the last great lie from a Trump administration of great lies.'' “If we have commonly been given preferential treatment, then why do Black people remain on the lower and dying end of nearly every racial disparity?'' Kendi said on Twitter. “Whenever they answer this question, they express racist ideas of Black inferiority while claiming they are ‘not racist.’” Other scholars underscored what was left out. The report includes nothing of Native American history, and its only reference to Indigenous people is a racial slur quoted from the Declaration of Independence. In one passage jeered by historians, the authors draw a comparison between the progressive movement in America

and fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. James Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association, said the report is intended to discredit contemporary public policies rooted in America's progressive reform movement. He worries that, even after Biden dissolved the commission, its report could end up in some classrooms. “Historians need to be paying attention to curriculum conversations in localities and at the state level,'' Grossman said. “The nonsense that's in this report will be used to legitimate similar nonsense.'' In a public meeting of the commission this month, some members held out hope that Biden would keep the commission alive. But others said they needed to push the report to state and local education officials. “It's really going to be up to governors and state legislators and school board members and parents and higher education commissioners even students to take this charge and carry this work forward,'' said Doug Hoelscher, a White House assistant under Trump. After the report was removed from a White House website, some of its authors moved to make it available on conservative websites. In an opinion piece published by the Heritage Foundation, one of the commissioners, Mike Gonzalez, said the members “intend to continue meeting and fulfilling the charges of our two-year remit.'' The report ultimately demands a shift in teaching at schools and at U.S. universities, which the panel describes as “hotbeds of anti-Americanism.'' It denounces any teaching that breeds contempt for American ideals, blaming that kind of “destructive scholarship'' for the nation's divisions and for “so much of the violence in our cities.''

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outreach and vaccine pop-up sites. The state has also collaborated with “influencers” to implement earned and paid media strategies to counter misinformation related to COVID-19. “This has been a historic year advancing our collective goals and values. In real-time, we’ve been making historic investments in the budget process,” said Newsom. The state’s partnerships are important in, “advancing to address real vaccine issues in the state,” he said. The state has also expanded public messaging to local clinics in ethnic communities to encourage people to get vaccinated. “We’ve been significantly increasing those efforts with community-based organizations in language outreach and more pop-up sites,” said Newsom. The state also set up information sites and phone operations with people “answering those stubborn questions that people have about the safety and efficacy of our vaccine efforts,” he continued. However, health advocates are wary about the efficacy of the state’s public health messaging campaigns as a means to reduce health disparities in ethnic communities that were the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coleman said that public health messaging is a promising start. But ethnic communities still need better access to health care. “It’s great that they’re utilizing trusted messengers to disseminate information, but the state should actually be making an investment to support these organizations in helping to advance the improvements of health outcomes,” said Coleman. Community-based organizations have been trusted messengers for the government through the pandemic. Although COVID-19 exposed health inequity, health disparities existed in ethnic communities prior to the pandemic. A public proposal to the governor health advocates from a dozen community-based organizations stated that receiving government funds is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can dismantle structural racism in California’s healthcare system. Health advocates stressed that social determinants are major contributors to health disparities that widen the gap of inequality in healthcare. The advocates encouraged the state to prioritize social determinants including, food and housing security, childcare, and environmental justice, as

defined by the California Department of Public Health. According to the recommendations provided by the dozen organizations, the state should implement innovative approaches to achieving health inequity. They include: 1. Partnerships between cities and community advocates to develop community participatory budgeting processes. 2. Disaggregation of data on race/ethnicity to better understand variation in health risks and outcomes. 3. Creating and cultivating racial justice training for government leaders and policy makers so that decisions and program implementation reflect community priorities and advance racial equity. The recommendations proposed by leaders of the dozen organizations, aim to secure adequate funding for initiatives led by community-based organizations, local clinics, and tribal organizations. The leaders say they plan to use the funds to implement, monitor, and evaluate programs that promote racial justice and health. California Black Media’s coverage of COVID-19 is supported by the California Health Care Foundation.

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learning and academic achievement; Use assessment data (Single Plan for Student Achievement - SPSAs) and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) as strategic and equity-driven tools to positively impact academic achievement; Increase meaningful family engagement and identify strategies and resources to improve graduation rates and increase college readiness and access for students of color; Provide strategies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of youth in school and the community, including issues such as violence, social justice concerns, bullying and human trafficking; Address school climate, including student discipline, suspension, expulsion, truancy and chronic absenteeism; and increase awareness about the advantages and values of early childhood education. The three-day conference was divided into morning and afternoon plenary lectures followed by seminars and workshops. There were six plenary lectures and attendees had access to their choice of fifty-five seminars and workshops that supported the conference goals. The opening plenary was titled “National Health & Educational Concerns Due to the Impact of COVID-19.” The speakers were Dr. Robert Ross, President and CEO, The California Endowment; Dr. Theopia Jackson, President, Association of Black Psychologists; and Dr. Nana Efua B. Afoh-Manin, founder of myCovidMD. They spoke about depression, anxiety, stress, isolation and the increasing number of Black students contemplating and committing suicide due to impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, among other factors. The afternoon plenary was “Black Girls Institute: Challenges & Crises Faced by Black Girls in Public Schools & Society.” Participating in an all-female panel were Cara McClellan, Assistant Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense

Fund; Dr. Angela Clark Louque, Professor, California State University San Bernardino; and Dr. Kimberly HendricksBrown, Principal On Special Assignment, Fresno Unified School District. They addressed issues related to how girls of color are bearing the brunt of policies and practices that diminish their opportunities and harm their potential. The panel was moderated by Dr. Sonjhia Lowery, Superintendent, Old Adobe Union School District. On day two, the morning plenary was “Addressing Education and Economic Empowerment for African Americans and Other Communities of Color.” Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA-13); Marc Morial, President and CEO National Urban League; and Dr. Michael Drake, President, University of California; spoke about the financial wealth gap and the resultant challenges to education and life in the African American and other communities of color. Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, President, California State Board of Education, spoke on the state of education in California, representing Gov. Gavin Newsom. The afternoon of day two plenary was the “Research Institute Panel Discussion: Achieving An Equity-Driven Education - Post COVID.” This is CAAASA’s annual research institute panel and it was led by Darling-Hammond and Dr. Travis Bristol, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley. The panel provided views on what an equity-driven education looks like once the COVID pandemic ends. Also speaking were Dr. Justin A. Coles, Assistant Professor, Fordham University; Dr. Maria E. Hyler, Director of the Learning Policy Institute’s Washington, DC Office and Ms. Kimberly Young, Ethnic Studies Teacher, Culver City High School. On day three, the morning plenary session was titled “Shared Educational Inequities, Discrimination,

Disparities and Commonalities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color).” This panel featured members of the BIPOC community, and it addressed common disparities that each community has faced within the educational system. Topics discussed included inequity and discrimination within the school systems. The Closing Plenary was called “Ensuring, Increasing and Providing Digital Equity in Schools, Homes and Communities.” This panel discussed ways to enhance capabilities to close the divide and ensure that African American and other students of color are able to stay connected and up-to-date. The Digital Divide was brought to the spotlight due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Panelist included Tony Thurmond, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Paul Gothold, Superintendent, San Diego County Office of Education; Toby Boyd, President, California Teacher Association; and Dr. Martinrex Kedziora, Superintendent, Moreno Valley Unified School District. The panel was moderated by Superintendent L. K. Monroe, Alameda County Office of Education. CAAASA was founded in 1993 but was called the California Association of African American Superintendents. In 2007, it was reorganized and took on its current name. When CAAASA started, there were just 13 African- American school district superintendents out of approximately 1,100 statewide. Today there are 35 district and county superintendents. CAAASA is committed to identifying and addressing the critical issues in education through public policy relative to the status and performance of African-American students in California. A complete description of the conference workshops and list of presenters can be found at https://www.caaasa. org/


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FILM REVIEW: City of Ali By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic Can we ever get enough of Muhammad Ali? No! And so, another documentary about him is automatically good news on some level. Particularly during these troubled times when stirring up memories of “The Greatest” can connect us back to the best in humanity. First-time director Graham Shelby and producer Jonathan McHugh largely focus their efforts on the last chapter of the boxing legend’s life, as his death, memorial service and weeklong celebration are recounted. During the days around Friday June 10th, 2016, 100,000 people gathered in Ali’s hometown of Louisville, KY to honor him while one billion people worldwide watched the observances on live TV. Through conversations and recollections, the preparations and behind-the-scenes maneuvering are revealed. Family, friends, the police, politicians, clergy and even a thoughtful florist who had strewn rose pedals on the road to Ali’s grave were united in their sole purpose of showing the champ love and reverence. Their personal experiences and the way this varied group worked collectively in Louisville—on a world stage—is inspirational. Also, details of Ali’s storied life are amassed in photos and clips of the champ sharing personal stories, ruling over press conferences, interacting with famous folks and everyday people. All of that, is augmented by interviews with the patriarch’s family (wife Lonnnie, son Assad, daughter Rasheda) and admirers (Evander Holyfield, Pres. Bill Clinton, Dick Cavett) who substantiate that this international hero was more than worthy of a king’s farewell. The film’s most poignant moments are Ali telling stories about the indignities he encountered as a Black man and the challenges he faced for his convictions. An incident in a racist restaurant turned into a favorite anecdote: Wait staff: “We don’t serve Negroes!” Ali: “I don’t eat them. So,

serve me some food.” His position on the war in Vietnam, which cost him his title and boxing licenses and caused him to serve jail time, was summed up succinctly: “You want me to go somewhere and fight, and you won’t even stand up for me at home,” Ali raged to a room full of reporters. From a technical standpoint there really isn’t anything innovative or extraordinary about the way this doc was shot or assembled. The format is fairly routine. Sometimes the lighting is glaringly bright on interviewees’ faces. A segue between Ali’s fight against social injustice and today’s Black Lives Matter movement is oddly clunky when it should have been a smooth transition. But basically, the filmmakers get the job done. There are many life lessons in this inspiring documentary. One of the most touching is the relationship 12-year-old Ali had with an older White policeman. His new red Schwinn bike had been stolen and Ali, then Cassius Clay, told the investigating officer that he was going to find the thief and whoop his ass. The cop, Joe E. Martin, asked Ali if he knew how to fight. Ali responded that he didn’t’ but he’d whoop the thief ’s ass anyway. Martin, also a boxing coach, invited Ali to train at Louisville’s Columbia Gym, the city’s only integrated gymnasium. Their fated meeting gave a brash kid a vocation that would win him an Olympic gold medal, make him a three-time world heavyweight champion and help him garner legions of fans. In this age of police malfeasance and defunding the police movements, hearing a story like this sends a ray of hope. That’s what the boxer was noted for, bridging divides, bringing people together and sharing his generous spirit wherever he went. One friend warned another about paying the champ: Friend: “Don’t let Muhammad Ali get paid with cash.” Another friend: “Why?” Friend: “Because he will give it all away before he gets home.” Louisville’s adulation for their native son has been thoroughly documented by this soul-lifting film. As has Ali’s sense of duty to humanity. As the champ put it: “Service is the rent you pay here for your place in heaven.”

There are many life lessons in this inspiring documentary.

Iconic Actor Clarence Williams III Dead at 81 His role as “Linc” on “The Mod Squad” in the 1970s, catapulted Williams into the mainstream. But some of his best work came on the big screen, particularly as Prince’s father in the 1984 hit, “Purple Rain,” and nine years later in the Wesley Snipes drama, “Sugar Hill.”

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Gloria Foster and Clarence Williams Mod Squad in 1970. (Courtesy Photo)

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent Actor Clarence Williams III, who starred as Lincoln Hayes on the countercultural ABC drama, “The Mod Squad” and as superstar Prince’s father in “Purple Rain,” has died. He was 81. Williams’ management team said the celebrated actor died of colon cancer. “RIP Clarence Williams III. He was AMAZING IN EVERYTHING! Please watch him in Sugar Hill, Half Baked, and Purple Rain!” tweeted actor Reggie Watkins Jr. “RIP Clarence Williams…” tweeted the Prince Museum with a photo of the actor appearing in the film

“Purple Rain.” Williams career started on the Broadway stage where he earned a Tony nomination for his acting in the threeperson drama, “Slow Dance.” Comedian Bill Cosby recommended Williams to producer big-wig Aaron Spelling, who immediately took to the actor. Williams returned to Broadway in 1979’s “Night and Day.” His co-starring role as Linc on “The Mod Squad” in the 1970s, catapulted Williams into the mainstream. However, some of his best work came on the big screen, particularly as Prince’s father in the 1984 hit,

By Dwight Brown NNPA Newswire Film Critic Decades ago, long before BLM protestors marched and chanted “George Floyd—I can’t breathe,” demonstrators shouted “Yusuf. Yusuf. Yusuf. No justice, no peace.” Racially motivated crimes that ignite outrage have a long history. One of the most heinous felonies provides a back story to today’s struggles. On August 23, 1989, Yusuf Hawkins, a 16-yearold Brooklynite from East New York, traveled to the unfamiliar Brooklyn neighborhood of Bensonhurst with friends contemplating the purchase of used 1982 Pontiac. Unbeknownst to him, the largely Italian/American community was hostile to Blacks. Some male teenagers misidentified him as an interloper there to meet a White homegirl, Gina Feliciano, and attend her birthday party. Gina’s acquaintance, Keith Mondello, angered by the invitation she supposedly extended to Blacks and Latinos, formed a mob equipped with baseball bats. They surrounded and attacked Yusuf and his buddies. Two gunshots rang out. Two bullets hit Yusuf in his chest just inches above his heart. They cost him his life. At the time, New Yorkers were weary and stressed by similar racially motivated deaths: MTA worker Willie Turks in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn in 1982; Michael Griffith in Howard Beach, Queens in ’86. Hawkins’ murder was a last straw. New York viewers who lived through this tragedy and its aftermath, will have their memories refreshed by flashbacks of a divided city, a divisive mayor, an insular predominately White neighborhood and a Black community in the hunt for answers and convictions. Those unfamiliar with the case will be shocked by the eerie similarities between protests of yesteryear and now. Filmmaker Muta’Ali Muhammad’s (Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee) documentary focusses on a pivotal time in New York City’s history and includes an impressive set of interviews with many of those connected to the event, its consequences and Hawkins’ legacy. Footage is split between ’89-‘91 around the time of the murder and trial, and 30 years later when those involved reflect on their mission. The time capsule captures the height of the turbulent ‘80s, from the dubious posturing of Mayor Ed Koch to the volatile atmosphere surrounding the Central Park Jogger incident in April of 1989. NYC is boiling over

with Black Vs. White tension. Add in four Black youths being victimized by a White mob in an outer borough, and the summer of ’89 was ripe for drama of Shakespearean proportions. Muta’Ali Muhammad’s approach to reconstructing the time and era is so thorough it makes up for his very traditional documentary style: New and old interviews, newspaper clippings, archival newsreels, family photos... Visually, his saving grace is a fairly eye-catching series of overhead shots of the Bensonhurst neighborhood, the corner where the murder took place and the Snack & Candy store involved. The effect looks either computer generated or like aerial drone footage tricked out. Cars seem like toys driving around fake buildings. The arresting images become increasingly powerful as they are repeated, sometimes with red dots tracking the movement of the adversaries as they attack the unsuspecting victims. Equally impressive are the people who define their roles in Yusuf ’s life, the incident  and its aftermath.  His  mom Diane, brothers Amir and Freddy, sister and friends describe what it was like to be pulled into a firestorm, particularly as they marched through  the riled  enemy territory of Bensonhurst and were bombarded by racial slurs and death threats. The thin nattily dressed and astute Al Sharpton of 2020 compared to the overweight, showy and not always prudent Sharpton back in the day is a bit startling. Sharpton: “Every time a black man comes to the bar of justice, there’s no justice.” Hearing from 90-year-old Mayor David Dinkins on how he handled NYC’s racial tension versus the very rambunctious Koch is enlightening. An interview with Russell Gibbons, a young black man who lived in Bensonhurst and hung out with the White gang the night of the homicide, will surprise many. What’s it like to be in his shoes? Perhaps the most impressive persona is that of Yusuf ’s father, Moses Stewart. Only months before the incident, the estranged dad had reemerged. It’s as if fate sent Yusuf a guardian, not so much for his life, but for reparations. Hastily, Moses transitions from a crestfallen father to an increasingly savvy activist learning how to work the press and give fiery speeches. If you’ve ever wondered how “everyday” people thrown into the midst of public tragedies compose themselves, adapt and navigate through media storms, Moses is the

“Purple Rain,” and nine years later, in the Wesley Snipesled, “Sugar Hill.” In 1998, Williams portrayed jazz legend Jelly Roll Morton on the big screen, and he also worked in hits like “Reindeer Games” and “Against the Wall.” He was a favorite of comedian Dave Chappelle who worked with him on several features. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Williams was born on Aug. 21, 1939. The son of professional musician Clay Williams, he was raised by his grandparents, composer-pianist Clarence Williams, a frequent collaborator of blues legend Bessie Smith, whose songs were used years later in “Ain’t

Misbehavin,’” and Eva Taylor, a singer and actress. Williams became exposed to acting as a teenager when he stumbled upon a rehearsal for “Dark of the Moon” at the Harlem YMCA — Cicely Tyson was starring in it — and the director gave him a couple of lines in the play. His work included “The Cool World” (1963), “Deep Cover” (1992), “Hoodlum” (1997), “Imposter” (2001), and “The Butler” (2013). Williams also appeared on television’s “Hill Street Blues,” “Miami Vice,” “Law & Order,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” and “Empire.”

Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn Film Review

Mural dedicated to Yusuf Hawkins in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. (Photo by Hawkins family/HBO)

archetype. Moses: “You don’t know what you’ll do until something happens to you.” Which is why watching this film is so haunting. It’s like eyewitnessing a car crash, going into shock and living through the outcome. And if you are an African American viewer, some part of you has to acknowledge that the tempest that struck the Hawkins family could strike you too. Just as it did the families of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner and now George Floyd. Why did the NYPD ask the Hawkins family not to publicize their son’s death? How did Bensonhurst’s Mafia ecosystem influence an arrest? What happened to Mondello, the bat-wielding mob and the killer? Who attempted to assassinate Sharpton? The film answers questions you couldn’t conceive.

Yusuf Hawkins walked into a nightmare. This is what happened to him and those around him. His innocence and tragic  murder  made him a martyr who was  eulogized  at his funeral: “God takes the life of one who is pure to save those who are not pure.” For that to be true, lessons and principles have to be learned by those left behind. Has that happened? Thanks to Muta’Ali Muhammad’s thought-provoking documentary, Yusuf ’s family, friends and supporters are no longer defined by the tragedy they experienced but by their successful fight for justice. It’s a message that should encourage BLM activists.


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������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2894 Doing business as: WOODLAND MOULDING at 3740 N Sillect Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: 3207 Aries Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSE ALBERTO MUNOZ, 3207 Aries Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Full name of registrant: ELIZABETH MUNOZ, 3207 Aries Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: JOSE ALBERTO MUNOZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 5/1/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 10, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2623 Doing business as: QUEENS CLEANING at 2401 Kenwood Road, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: REGANAE BLINKS, 2401 Kenwood Road, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: REGANAE BLINKS 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, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 3, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2838 Doing business as: PETRO’S at 6512 Plaquemines Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: PETRONILO JIMENEZ, 6512 Plaquemines Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: PETRONILO JIMENEZ 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 7, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 7, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT

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business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 11, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 11, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021

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 April 28, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3024 Doing business as: DAD’S KITCHEN & BATH at 100 Old Drovers Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DAVID EMANUEL PEREZ, 100 Old Drovers Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DAVID EMANUEL PEREZ 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 13, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 13, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3093 Doing business as: ISLAND GLOW at 316 17th St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ALEXANDRA REANNA CRUZ, 316 17th St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ALEXANDRA REANNA CRUZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 10/1/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 14, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 14, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B4269 Business Name you wish to abandon: ISLAND GLOW Street address of business: 316 17th St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: ALEXANDRA REANNA CRUZ, 316 17th 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.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ALEXANDRA REANNA CRUZ, Self This statement of abandonment filed on: May 14, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2404 2021-B2405 2021-B2406 Doing business as: THE DUB CLUB / SWEET NATES DESSERTS / LOCAL HITTERS at 9500 Ceres St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: VALLEY KID PRODUCTIONS, INC, CA, 9500 Ceres St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: OSCAR MIRANDA, CEO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: April 28, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ.,

������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-21-100932 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 PETITION OF: SUNDAE DOMINIQUE WORTHY FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: SUNDAE DOMINIQUE WORTHY for a decree changing names as follows: Present name SUNDAE DOMINIQUE WORTHY Filed a petition with this court Proposed name SUNDAE DOMINIQUE HILL 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 7, 2021 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: May 3, 2021 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY Petitioner: Sundae Dominique Worthy 907 1/2 4th Street Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Phone: (661) 447-1732 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 2021 �������������������������������

PUBLIC NOTICE Public Notice: This is to notify the following persons that his/her personal household and/or miscellaneous goods will be sold at public auction or private sale. Stor It Self Storage 4200 Patton Way Bakersfield, CA 93308. The sale will take place online at www.storagetreasures.com; the bidding will end (June 9, 2021) at 6:00 pm. A046 Felicia Gage – Misc., H048 Ashley Young – Misc., J012 Jaime Mechaley – Misc., BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 2021 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF GULRAJ SINGH GILL CASE NUMBER: BPB-21-002456 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of GULRAJ SINGH GILL A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by PRIYA GILL, GURPREET GILL, GURSHAN GILL in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: Metro THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that PRIYA GILL, GURPREET GILL, GURSHAN GILL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: June 11, 2021 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Priya Gill, Gurpreet, Gurshan Gill 12330 Hemmerling Lane

PUBLIC NOTICE Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Telephone: (661) 809-2613

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF PETER CLARENCE ADAMS CASE NUMBER: BPB-21-002455 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of PETER CLARENCE ADAMS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CARRIE YOUNG in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: Metro THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CARRIE YOUNG be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: June 11, 2021 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: Carrie Young 400 Balsam Ave. Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Telephone: (661) 865-6906 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (CCA) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 2021

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF LUTHDIVINA FLORES CASE NUMBER: BPB-21-002472 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of LUTHDIVINA FLORES A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by CLARISSA VALDEZ in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: Metro Division THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that CLARISSA VALDEZ be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: July 18, 2021 Time: 10:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Michael R. Young, Esq. SBG 39491 1901 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Telephone: (661) 861-7911 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (Y&N) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2546 Doing business as: KEENE CAFE at 29700 Woodford Tehachapi Road, Keene, Ca. 93531 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: KEENE STORE, INC., CA, 29700 Woodford Tehachapi Road, Keene, Ca. 93531 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: PAUL S. PARK, Secretary The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 5/1/2004 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 1, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 1, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3062 Doing business as: CJS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES at 7850 White Lane, Suite E238, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CRYSTAL NICOLE JENKINS, 7850 White Lane, Suite E238, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CRYSTAL NICOLE JENKINS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/1/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 13, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 13, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3180 Doing business as: 661 SOLAR CLEANING at 1301 Beale Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BRIAN SCOTT FISH, 118 Wilson Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Full name of registrant: RECARDO SALAZAR, 1301 Beale Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93305 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: BRIAN SCOTT FISH 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 18, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 18, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3159 Doing business as: LITTLE GIGI’S THRIFT STORE at 1100 1St Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304-3126 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: WESSIE TABIA LEWIS III, 1100 1St Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304-3126 Full name of registrant: GENETRA RICHARDSON, 1100 1St Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304-3126 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: WESSIE TABIA LEWIS III The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 9/24/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 18, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 18, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 �������������������������������


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PUBLIC NOTICE FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3086 Doing business as: MLH CONSULTING at 9010 Centennial Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MATTHEW LEE HAYES, 9010 Centennial Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Full name of registrant: TERESA ANN HAYES, 9010 Centennial Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: MATTHEW LEE HAYES 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 14, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 14, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3228 Doing business as: ALL HAULING at 20125 81st Street, California City, Ca. 93505 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: DARRYL ROBERT BROWN, 20125 81st Street, California City, Ca. 93505 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DARRYL ROBERT BROWN 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 18, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 18, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3252 Doing business as: EVISION at 5905 Hughes Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: EDDIE VILLARREAL, 5905 Hughes Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: EDDIE VILLARREAL 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 19, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 19, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3251 Doing business as: MVUS BEAUTY at 3912 La Tonia Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JASMIN MONIQUE MOORE, 3912 La Tonia Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JASMIN MONIQUE MOORE 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 19, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 19, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3260 Doing business as: JT GARDENING SERVICE at 266 Teakwood Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same

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County: Kern Full name of registrant: JONEL JAVIER TACURI RAMOS, 266 Teakwood Ln., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JONEL JAVIER TACURI RAMOS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 19, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 19, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021

SIGNED: CHIN KIM, CFO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/1/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 18, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 18, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3301 Doing business as: LOVED BY DEMI at 1103 O St. Apt 1, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: 1201 24th St. St B110-384, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Full name of registrant: DEMI DENISE PEREZ, 1103 O St. Apt 1, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DEMI DENISE PEREZ 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 20, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 20, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2630 2021-B2631 2021-B2632 Doing business as: CF INDUSTRIAL / CFI MOBILE OIL SERVICES / CFI at 1104 Dorian Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: PO Box 896, Richgrove, Ca. 93261 County: Kern Full name of registrant: NANCY NOHEMY CHAVEZ, 1104 Dorian Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: NANCY NOHEMY CHAVEZ The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 4, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 4, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2978 Doing business as: ESQUIVEL TRUCKING at 524 Sequoia Dr. Apt #C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSHUA ESQUIVEL, 524 Sequoia Dr. Apt #C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JOSHUA ESQUIVEL The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/1/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 11, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 11, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3176 Doing business as: MENTAL HEALTH US at 5300 California Avenue Ste 110, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 420 Exchange Ste 250, Irvine, Ca. 92602 County: Kern Full name of registrant: PACIFIC HEALTH EDUCATION COGNITIVE CENTER, INC, CA, 5300 California Avenue Ste 110, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Corporation

������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B3792 Business Name you wish to abandon: GALAXY TRUCKING Street address of business: 9727 Biscayne Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: AMARDIP SINGH, 9727 Biscayne Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: AMARDIP SINGH, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 7, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCL-20-014365 NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): JUAN ZAMORA; an individual; and DOES 1 to 5, inclusive YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): SUNSTREET ENERGY GROUP, LLC, a limited liability company NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): Superior Court of California, County of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California 93301

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The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): THE DUNNING LAW FIRM APC Donald T. Dunning (144665) James MacLeod (249145) 9619 Chesapeake Drive, Suite 210 San Diego, Ca. 92123 Telephone: (858) 974-7600 DATE (Fecha): 10/22/2020 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS, Clerk (Secretario), SOPHIA MUNOZ ALVAREZ, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (DLF) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 ������������������������������� SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) CASE NUMBER (Número del Caso): BCL-20-014838 NOTICE TO DEFENDANTS (AVISO AL DEMANDADO): CHERAMI BOLDEN AND DOES 1 TO 10 YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF (LO ESTÁ DEMANDANDO EL DEMANDANTE): STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without your being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. ¡AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 días, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su versión. Lea la información a continuación. Tiene 30 DÍAS DE CALENDARIO después de que le entreguen esta citación y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefónica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y más información en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www. sucorte.ca.gov), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede más cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentación, pida al secretario de la corte que le dé un formulario de exención de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podrá quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin más advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remisión a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniéndose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley, la corte tiene derecho a reclamar las cuotas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperación de $10,000 ó más de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesión de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. The name and address of the court is (El nombre y dirección de la corte es): Superior Court of California, County of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, California 93301 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is (El nombre, la dirección y el número de teléfono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): REESE LAW GROUP, Harlan M. Reese, 118226, Joseph M. Pleasant, 179571, Dana N. Meyers, 272640, James E. Delaney, 292600, 3168 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010; 760/842-5850 (File No. 288312) DATE (Fecha): 11/17/2020 TAMARAH HARBER-PICKENS, Clerk (Secretario), by Gina Sala, Deputy (Adjunto) (SEAL) 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16/21 CNS-3474424# BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (DJ) PUB: May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 2021 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF KENNY C. LAWRENCE CASE NUMBER: 56-2021-00554528-PR-PW-OXN To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of KENNY LAWRENCE, KEN LAWRENCE, KEN C. LAWRENCE, KENNY LAWRENCE A PETITION FOR PROBATE

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has been filed by ANITA L. LAWRENCE in the Superior Court of California, County of VENTURA 4353 Vineyard Avenue., Oxnard, Ca. 93036 Branch Name: Juvenile Courthouse THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ANITA L. LAWRENCE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: July 8, 2021 Time: 10:30 a.m. Dept: J6 Room: located at 4353 Vineyard Avenue., Oxnard, Ca. 93036 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: LYnn A. Smiley 840 County Square Drive Ventura, Ca. 93003 Telephone: (805) 639-0428 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (LS) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 2021

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NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF CHARLES BARTON HILL CASE NUMBER: BPB-21-002502 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of CHARLES BARTON HILL A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by THOMAS RAYMOND HILL in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: Metro THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that THOMAS RAYMOND HILL be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: July 8, 2021 Time: 10:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: BRANDON B. HOLLADAY, Esq. 1901 Truxtun Avenue Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Telephone: (661) 861-7911 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (Y&N) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 2021

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3350 Doing business as: ALFARO TRANSPORT at 2036 Norwalk St., Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: Same

PUBLIC NOTICE County: Kern Full name of registrant: JORGE A ALFARO, 2036 Norwalk St., Delano, Ca. 93215 Full name of registrant: GABRIELA ALFARO, 2036 Norwalk St., Delano, Ca. 93215 The business is conducted by: Married Couple SIGNED: JORGE A ALFARO 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 21, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 21, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3357 Doing business as: H.M.A TRANSPORTATION at 1810 Vinca Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: HEDAR FRANCISCO MEJIA CASTRO, 1810 Vinca Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: HEDAR FRANCISCO MEJIA CASTRO 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 24, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 24, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3378 Doing business as: S&M DETAILING AND SERVICES at 12630 Valentano Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SANDRA RODRIGUEZ, 12630 Valentano Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SANDRA RODRIGUEZ 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 24, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 24, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3379 Doing business as: SWEET HONEY’S BOUTIQUE at 7000 College Ave Apt 110, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: LINDSAY MARIE LARSON, 7000 College Ave Apt 110, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: LINDSAY MARIE LARSON 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 24, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 24, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3344 Doing business as: IT’S BECAUSE OF LOVE LLC at 9225 Lanneau Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 21303, Bakersfield, Ca. 93390 County: Kern

PUBLIC NOTICE Full name of registrant: IT’S BECAUSE OF LOVE LLC, CA, 9225 Lanneau Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Limited Liability Company SIGNED: GENORA EMcCLANAHAN, CEO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/30/2013 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 21, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 21, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3341 Doing business as: TOP-TIER SOLAR CLEANING at 12008 Aurora Valley Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JARED MATTHEW CECCATO, 12008 Aurora Valley Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JARED MATTHEW CECCATO 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 21, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 21, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3391 Doing business as: JB PAINT SERVICES at 5725 Brookdale Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: JACOB RYAN BRUMLEY, 5725 Brookdale Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JACOB RYAN BRUMLEY The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/23/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 24, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 24, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3479 Doing business as: TOP FLIGHT TACO at 3900 Niles St. Unit 108, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: 8318 Verona Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARBELLA C SANDOVAL, 8318 Verona Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARBELLA C SANDOVAL 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 25, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 25, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2021-B1660 Business Name you wish to abandon: TOP FLIGHT TACO Street address of business: 3900 Niles St. Unit 108, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 County: Kern Mailing address of business: 8318 Verona Dr., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: MARBELLA C SANDOVAL, 8318 Verona Dr.,

PUBLIC NOTICE Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARBELLA C SANDOVAL, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 25, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3333 Doing business as: OH MY GNARS at 3104 Corvallis Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 5511 Carrotwood Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Full name of registrant: ESTHER MARY CORTINAS, 5511 Carrotwood Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ESTHER MARY CORTINAS 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 21, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 21, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3493 2021-B3494 Doing business as: LUCKEY VENDING INC. / LUCKEY VENDING at 10443 Hronis Road, Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: PO Box 2051, Bakersfield, Ca. 93303 County: Kern Full name of registrant: LUCKEY VENDING INC., 6060 Center Drive Fl 10, Los Angeles, Ca. 90045 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: JAMES CALVIN LUCKEY, JR., President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 4/30/2018 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 26, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 26, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B4245 Business Name you wish to abandon: LUCKEY VENDING Street address of business: 2030 Wheelan Ct. #D, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: PO Box 2051, Bakersfield, Ca. 93303 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: LUCKEY VENDING INC., 12655 W Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca. 90066 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: Corperation SIGNED: JAMES LUCKEY JR, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 26, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2989 Doing business as: ALL PROFESSIONAL LIMOSINE at 5301 Nicholas Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: TYRONE POWELL JOHNSON, 5301 Nicholas Street, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: TYRONE POWELL JOHNSON The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 11, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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


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This statement expires on May 11, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021

Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: KALA LEIGH KNOX The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 27, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 27, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021

Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SUZANNA GONZALEZ, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 4, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021

MARILYN KAY EVANS A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by ANDREA DAWN EVANS in the Superior Court of California, County of KERN 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Branch Name: Metro THE PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that ANDREA DAWN EVANS be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: July 2, 2021 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: P Room: located at 1215 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided on Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the hearing date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (for DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Petitioner: ADREA DAWN EVANS 3416 Elcia Dr. Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Telephone: (661) 863-8860

petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: Aug 3, 2021 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: June 2, 2021 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY Attorney for Petitioner: Leonard C. Herr & Monica A. Rast SBN: 081896 & 333183 HERR PEDERSEN & BERGLUND LLP 100 Willow Plaza, Ste. 300 Visalia, Ca. 93291 Phone: (559) 636-0200 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021

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transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/1/2019 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: June 2, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 2, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3496 Doing business as: TAX CRISIS INSTITUTE at 5401 Business Park South, #107, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: 17011 Beach Blvd., Ninth Floor, Hunnington Beach, Ca. 92647 County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARONDA, INC., 5401 Business Park South, #107, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: (SIGNATURE UNREADABLE), President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/29/2010 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 26, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 26, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3506 Doing business as: WELLSPRING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT at 1600 F Street #100, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: WELLSPRING KINGDOM ENRICHMENT, INC, CA, at 1600 F Street #100, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: SHERRYL L ROSE, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 12/12/2011 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 26, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 26, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B1153 Business Name you wish to abandon: WELLSPRING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Street address of business: 900 Mohawk #150, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: WELLSPRING PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT INC., CA, 900 Mohawk #150, 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: Corperation SIGNED: SHERRY L ROSE, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 26, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: R ROBERTS-MARTIN Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3413 Doing business as: LEVITY BARBERSHOP at 2005 Eye St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MIGUEL ANGEL ROCHA, 922 Elm St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MIGUEL ANGEL ROCHA 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 25, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 25, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3557 Doing business as: PROMPT PROCESS SERVICE at 1430 Truxtun Ave Suite 500, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: KALA LEIGH KNOX, 7124 Bandolero Way,

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3405 Doing business as: VICKI’S SWEET TREATS at 6403 Bama Rose Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: VICKI RENEA SLATER, 6403 Bama Rose Court, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: VICKI RENEA SLATER 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 24, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 24, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3527 Doing business as: SOCAL OPERATIONS at 8704 River Springs Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ABEL LOPEZ JUNIOR, 5709 Biddeford St., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Full name of registrant: GABRIELA ALFARO, 8704 River Springs Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: General Partnership SIGNED: ABEL LOPEZ JUNIOR 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 27, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 27, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2654 Doing business as: BEAUTY LAB at 3401 Pacheco Rd. Suite C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: 3301 De Ette Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Full name of registrant: JOSE GONZALEZ, 3401 Pacheco Rd. Suite C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: JOSE GONZALEZ 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, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2017-B0053 Business Name you wish to abandon: HAIRCUTS MY HEART FAMILY SALON AND SUPPLY Street address of business: 3401 Pacheco Rd. Suite C, Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 County: Kern Mailing address of business: 3301 De Ette Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: SUZANNA GONZALEZ, 3301 De Ette Ct.,

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3576 Doing business as: BPM SERVICES at 7405 Senalda Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BRENDA MENDOZA, 7405 Senalda Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93313 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: BRENDA MENDOZA 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 28, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 28, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2021-B2499 Business Name you wish to abandon: THE SUITE ESCAPE Street address of business: 12623 Willowdale Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: ANGELICA MARIA CALVILLO, 12623 Willowdale Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: CHANEL LEE PALMER, 13715 Pemberley Passage Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Copartners SIGNED: CHANEL LEE PALMER, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 4, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2019-B3726 Business Name you wish to abandon: ROCK YOUR SOCIAL Street address of business: 13715 Pemberley Passage Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: CHANEL LEE PALMER, 13715 Pemberley Passage Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information, which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Business was conducted by: Individual SIGNED: CHANEL LEE PALMER, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 4, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B2766 Doing business as: PANKY’S CHICKEN FISH AND SHRIMP SHACK at 2731 Bernard St. Apt 13, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: SAHENETTE RENEE BROOKS, 2731 Bernard St. Apt 13, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: SAHENETTE RENEE BROOKS 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 6, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: J LUNA, 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 6, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 �������������������������������

NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE OF MARILYN KAY EVANS CASE NUMBER: BPB-21-002478 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of

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ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-21-100890 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 PETITION OF: IVETTE GRICELDA DIAZ HERNANDEZ FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: IVETTE GRICELDA DIAZ HERNANDEZ for a decree changing names as follows: Present name IVETTE GRICELDA DIAZ HERNANDEZ Filed a petition with this court Proposed name IVETTE GRICELDA HERNANDEZ DIAZ 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 6, 2021 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: 12 The address of the court is: Same as noted above. A copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER Date: April 29, 2021 Linda S Etienne COURT COMMISSIONER Andrea Sanders DEPUTY Petitioner: Ivette Gricelda Diaz Hernandez 632 E 4th St. Apt B Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Phone: (661) 371-6692 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CASE NUMBER BCV-21-101218 Superior Court of the State of California, for the county of Kern, 1415 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93301 PETITION OF: JOHN THAYOFEEN NELLIPARAMBIL ANTONY FOR CHANGE OF NAME TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: JOHN THAYOFEEN NELLIPARAMBIL ANTONY for a decree changing names as follows: Present name JOHN THAYOFEEN NELLIPARAMBIL ANTONY Filed a petition with this court Proposed name THEOPHANE NELLIPARAMBIL ANTONY 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

������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2020-B3722 Business Name you wish to abandon: BAJWA TRANSPORT Street address of business: 4600 Beachwood St Apt 97, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: GURPREET SINGH, 4600 Beachwood St Apt 97, 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: GURPREET SINGH, Owner This statement of abandonment filed on: May 7, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3617 Doing business as: MACDADDY’S at 300 Trinity Ave Apt B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: AARON JOSEPH PARKER, 300 Trinity Ave Apt B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: AARON JOSEPH PARKER 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: June 1, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 June 1, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3620 Doing business as: RIVAS TRANSPORT at 2005 Kelso Peak Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ULISES ARTURO RIVAS TORRES, 2005 Kelso Peak Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93304 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ULISES ARTURO RIVAS TORRES The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/22/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: June 1, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 1, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3501 Doing business as: MAGIC NAIL & SPA at 5478 California Ave Suite A, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: THUC VY DUONG, 10326 Willow Bend Ct., Bakersfield, Ca. 93312 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: THUC VY DUONG 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 26, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3241 2021-B3242 Doing business as: CAITKLAIRE ENERGY SYSTEMS CORP / TEKTON POWER AND TECHNOLOGY at 1328 34th Street Suite B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: CAITKLAIRE ENERGY SYSTEMS CORP, 1328 34th Street Suite B, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: BAILEY ARBOLANTE, Secretary The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/1/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 18, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 18, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3578 Doing business as: SANDERS MOTORSPORTS at 7217 Cranbrook Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: BRITTANY MARIE SANDERS, 7217 Cranbrook Ave, Bakersfield, Ca. 93308 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: BRITTANY MARIE SANDERS 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 28, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 28, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 �������������������������������

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3639 Doing business as: SPEAKEAZY CIGAR STORE at 9900 San Emidio St., Lamont, Ca. 93241 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: ERI GARIBALDO, 9900 San Emidio St., Lamont, Ca. 93241 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ERI GARIBALDO 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: June 1, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: P DEL VILLAR, 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 June 1, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3669 Doing business as: CITY QUEENZ COLLECTION at 1050 E Panama Lane Apt 70, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: VALENCIA JEWELINE SANDERS, 1050 E Panama Lane Apt 70, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: VALENCIA JEWELINE SANDERS The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/2/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: June 2, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 2, 2026 BAKERSFIELD

������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3683 Doing business as: CELIA’S BOUTIQUE at 12603 Woodson Bridge Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: MARIA CELIA ARELLANO, 12603 Woodson Bridge Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93311 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: MARIA CELIA ARELLANO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 6/2/2021 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: June 2, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 2, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3567 Doing business as: AASTA HOSPICE at 2920 F St., Suite I-10, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: KERN HOSPICE CARE, INC., 20700 Northridge Road, Chatsworth, Ca. 91311 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: NARINDER KUMAR, CEO The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 3/19/2020 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: May 27, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on May 27, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2021-B1701 Business Name you wish to abandon: AASTA HOSPICE Street address of business: 2920 F St., Suite I-10, Bakersfield, Ca. 93301 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: KERN HOSPICE CARE, INC., 20700 Northridge Road, Chatsworth, Ca. 91311 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: Corperation SIGNED: NARINDER KUMAR, CEO This statement of abandonment filed on: May 27, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3697 Doing business as: TC TRUCKING at 737 South Belmont St Apt #12, Delano, Ca. 93215 Mailing Address: PO Box 104, Delano, Ca. 93216 County: Kern Full name of registrant: DAVID TALAVERA MELGOZA, 737 South Belmont St Apt #12, Delano, Ca. 93215 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: DAVID TALAVERA MELGOZA 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: June 3, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 3, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3685 Doing business as: EASTHILLS SPEECH-LANGUAGE SERVICES, PC at 3939 Bernard St., Suite 5, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: EASTHILLS SPEECH-LANGUAGE SERVICES, PC, CA, 10304 Barbeau Peak Drive, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: MAXINE RODRIGUEZ, President The registrant commenced to

������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2021-B0584 Business Name you wish to abandon: EASTHILLS SPEECHLANGUAGE SERVICES, PC Street address of business: 3939 Bernard St., Suite 5, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: EASTHILLS SPEECH-LANGUAGE SERVICES, PC, CA, 3939 Bernard St., Suite 5, Bakersfield, Ca. 93306 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: Corperation SIGNED: MAXINE RODRIGUEZ, President This statement of abandonment filed on: June 2, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3732 Doing business as: LAS BONITA’S BOUTIQUE at 1505 Pacheco Rd Apart 3, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 Mailing Address: PO Box 556, Wasco, Ca. 93280 County: Kern Full name of registrant: ANA MARIA LOPEZ JUAREZ, 1505 Pacheco Rd Apart 3, Bakersfield, Ca. 93307 The business is conducted by: Individual SIGNED: ANA MARIA LOPEZ JUAREZ 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: June 4, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 4, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO: 2021-B3727 Doing business as: LA CABANA RESTAURANT at 6725 White Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 Mailing Address: Same County: Kern Full name of registrant: 4 G B RESTAURANTS, INC, CA, 6725 White Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 The business is conducted by: Corporation SIGNED: PASCUAL GARCIA, President The registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: 1/2/2001 This statement filed with the County Clerk of Kern County on: June 4, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ, Deputy This fictitious Business Name Statement expires five years from the date it was filed in the County Clerk’s Office. A new fictitious business name statement must be filed before that time. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another to a trademark or trade name under federal, state, or common law (see section 14411 ET SEQ., business and professions code). I declare that all information in this Statement is true and correct. (A) Registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false, is guilty of a crime This statement expires on June 4, 2026 BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 ������������������������������� STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT OF USE OF FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME FILE NO: 2021-B1511 Business Name you wish to abandon: LA CABANA RESTAURANT Street address of business: 6725 White Lane, Bakersfield, Ca. 93309 County: Kern Mailing address of business: Same Registrant(s) whose wish to abandon the business name: 4 G B RESTAURANTS, INC, CA, 6725 White Lane, 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: Corperation SIGNED: PASCUAL GARCIA, President This statement of abandonment filed on: June 4, 2021 MARY B BEDARD County Clerk By: M HERNANDEZ Deputy BAKERSFIELD NEWS OBSERVER (E) PUB: June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 �������������������������������


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Migraine is a Health Disparity for People of Color PUBLIC NOTICE

The Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP) and its partners realized that meaningful change was required. They created the Disparities in Headache Advisory Council that has held numerous training sessions and provided seed-funding for new initiatives that promote diversity and equality in headache medicine. (Photo: iStockphoto / NNPA)

By Jaime M. Sanders Co-Lead of the Disparities in Headache Advisory Council Migraine is a neurological disease that affects 60 million Americans and is the 2nd leading cause of disability worldwide. It is an underestimated, underdiagnosed, and undertreated disease despite its heavy burden. However, communities of color, which have been historically, socially, and economically disenfranchised from research studies and treatment are bearing the brunt of this burden. The American healthcare system is riddled with flaws, and headache medicine is no different.  The racial inequities in headache diagnosis and patient care have been brought to light by the recent increased focus on systematic racism that impacts health equity. Numerous studies have shown that the rates of migraine diagnosis and treatment vary significantly between Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites. Although prevalence of migraine is similar (14.5%, 14.5%, and 15.5% respectively), Blacks and Hispanics utilize healthcare at a disproportionate rate compared to Whites.  When seeking treatment, Hispanics had a lower total number of visits that result in a migraine diagnosis. Blacks with severe headaches are more likely to get a diagnosis of probable migraine, while Whites get a more definitive diagnosis. Because of disparities in the U.S. health care system, migraine is more severe and more likely to become chronic among Blacks and African Americans. This chronification is unfortunately linked with increased depression and disability, and a lower quality of life. Black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC) experience stress and adverse health outcomes due to the

exposure to racism and racial trauma. A theory, known as race-based traumatic stress, indicates that some individuals experience racial prejudice as psychological trauma. This PTSD-like reaction leads to increased severe headaches and migraine attacks. Research confirms all of these inequities - but an ongoing lack of quality research on BIPOC with migraine means there is still much that is unknown or poorly understood. The Coalition for Headache and Migraine Patients (CHAMP) and its partners realized that meaningful change was required. They created the Disparities in Headache Advisory Council that has held numerous training sessions and provided seed-funding for new initiatives that promote diversity and equality in headache medicine.  CHAMP is one of many patient advocacy organizations participating in National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Every June, we spend the month raising awareness and educating the public via a variety of programs and projects held around the country. The theme for this year is “A New Era of Care,” which reflects the surge of innovation in headache and migraine treatments that are dramatically improving lives.  June 16th is  our first Advocacy Day of Action, supporting a U.S. House Resolution designating June as Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, led by Representative Madeleine Dean (D-PA-4th). This resolution addresses the inequities that BIPOC communities face in health access and quality of care. You can show your support by contacting your Representative in Congress and asking them to co-sign the resolution. Take action by visiting: headachemigraine.org/policy-partners/.

Five Facts About the Tulsa Race Massacre There was an effort by the Tulsa Tribune and the government to suppress the story. The Tulsa Tribune ran the false Dick Rowland “assault” story on the front page but then made the story vanish from bound volumes of the newspaper. Stories of the massacre were removed from police archives no public memorials of the event were held until over 70 years later — in 1997.  By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor In 1921, a White mob entered the Greenwood District and destroyed Tulsa’s Black community. During Memorial Day weekend, the centennial remembrance of the Tulsa Race Massacre was commemorated. The massacre began when White townspeople heard a false rumors that 19-year-old Dick Rowland, a Black shoe shiner, assaulted a White elevator operator named Sarah Page. Below are five interesting facts about the Tulsa Race Massacre.  • Tulsa Police May Have Encouraged Violence —Eyewitness accounts create the impression that police deputized White members  of the violent Tulsa mob and police used racial slurs as they focused their violence on Black citizens in Tulsa.  • There was an effort by the Tulsa Tribune and the government to suppress the story. The  Tulsa Tribune  ran the false Dick Rowland “assault” story on the front page but then made the story vanish from bound volumes of the newspaper. Stories of the massacre were removed from police archives and no public memorials of the event were

held until over 70 years later — in 1997. • Hospital Records Reveal the Truth. Over 800 people were admitted to local hospitals, yet the Oklahoma Bureau of Vital Statistics officially recorded only 36 dead. A 2001 state commission examining the massacre estimated that as many as 300 Black people were murdered based on autopsy and funeral records.  • An estimated 10,000 Black people were left homeless after the massacre. An estimated $2 million in property damage resulted from the Tulsa Race Massacre. The damage to Tulsa’s Black community in today’s dollars is over $130 million.  • The  false rumor that Dick Rowland assaulted a White girl, led to a White mob surrounding the jail where Rowland was kept in preparation for a lynching. But a group of about 75 Black men, many of whom were armed, also arrived at the jail to prevent the lynching of Rowland. This example of armed Black resistance is what is believed to be the start of the massacre and hundreds of Black murders during the massacre. 

The false rumor that Dick Rowland assaulted a White girl led to a White mob surround the jail where Rowland was kept in preparation for a lynching.


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Artists Partner with the State for “Your Actions Save Lives” Campaign Bo Tefu California Black Media More than 20 California artists partnered with the

state for the “Your Actions Save Lives” campaign. The effort was created to uplift and celebrate the resilience of communities and encourage safe practices that stop the

spread of COVID-19 as Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plans to reopen the state on June 15. The 14 original art projects included in the campaign range from murals, interactive exhibits, and live performances from artists based in communities highly impacted by the COVID-19, including Oakland, Sacramento, Stockton and San Diego. “The arts have an opportunity to be uplifting and healing to your emotions,” said Jessica Wimbley, an African American digital artist who collaborated with the state for an advertisement on an Oak Park billboard in Sacramento and a digital art display at Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento. “It’s been a breath of fresh air to work on this campaign. There’s been so much negativity and divisiveness that’s happening in the world that is heavy on the spirit,” said Wimbley. “It’s been transformative to work on this project,” she added. The campaign shows us that, “we can move forward, and we are moving forward. We all have things to live for,” she said. The state partnered with the Center at Sierra Health Foundation in Sacramento for the project which relies on the power of art to communicate the importance of health awareness in addition to getting vaccinated. “These accomplished artists are tapping into their culture and creativity to share empowering messages with communities that have been hard hit by COVID-19,” said Chet P. Hewitt, president and CEO of the Sierra Health Foundation. “Art has incredible power, and we believe these works will spark important conversations, connections, and inspiration throughout the state,” he said. Four female artists, including Wimbley, have used

the project to tap into their respective cultures to create powerful visual artworks that empower and inform their diverse communities. Sunroop Kaur, a classical artist, whose Spring mural is located in Stockton was inspired by her Punjabi-Sikh heritage. The interactive installation, ‘Benevolent Animals, Dangerous Animals,’ by Masako Miki located in Oakland’s Chinatown was inspired by Japanese folklore. In San Diego, the mural ‘Stop the Spread’ by Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio honors her Mexican heritage. In addition to the art campaign, Newsom recently announced a $116.5 million incentive program that will reward people in California for getting vaccinated. The state allotted $100 million in grocery gift cards worth $50 each for the next two million people who get vaccinated. The remaining $16.5 million will be awarded as cash prizes to people who have been vaccinated across the state. More than 17 million people in California are fully vaccinated which is about 44 % of the state’s population. The incentive program aims to encourage everyone in California to get vaccinated with a goal to reopen the state by mid-June this year. State officials say they are determined to fully reopen California schools and businesses in efforts to help the economy recover. Black and Brown families continue to experience the brunt of the economic blow caused by COVID-19 despite the state’s efforts for community outreach to minimize hardship in their respective communities. The artists featured in the state’s “Your Actions Save Lives” campaign hope to communicate messages of unity and solidarity through art influenced by their different cultures.

Upbeat News for Black Businesses Still Reeling From Pandemic Losses Antonio Ray Harvey California Black Media Next week, after more than a year, California is expected to lift the majority of its COVID-19 related restrictions and reopen its economy at almost-full capacity. But as the state prepares for a long-anticipated comeback, many Black businessowners say enterprises across the state that African Americans own face an uphill road to recovery. “It’s a state of disrepair. They need significant support,” said Tara Lynn Gray, director of the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. Black-owned business operators who are struggling will need all the financial support available to them, Gray told California Black Media (CBM) at a luncheon hosted by the California Black Chamber of Commerce in Sacramento. “(Black businesses) have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19,” Gray said. “Fortunately, the governor has stepped up and provided $2.5 billion dollars in relief funds to all small businesses with priority to the disadvantaged communities of color.” In February 2020, there were 1 million Black-owned businesses in operation around the United States, according to a University of California at Santa Cruz report. About six weeks later, after the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Black business owners had dropped to 440,000, a 41%, reduction. Many of them had to shut down their businesses for good. During the same time, only 17% of White proprietors had to shut down their businesses, UC Santa Cruz research shows. Overall, nearly four million minority-owned U.S. firms, whose annual sales total close to $700 billion, shuttered because of COVID-19. But despite the grim statistics, a number of small business advocates say there is financial help available both at the state and federal levels for most businessowners. During a news briefing hosted by Ethnic Media Services last month, speakers discussed how small businesses in California and around the country can emerge from this crisis, catch the wave of what seems to be a gathering economic boom, or continue to tread water to stay afloat.

The main objective of the briefing was helping small businesses, particularly minority owned ones, connect to various sources of funding created to help them recover from the pandemic. The key is to apply for the money, said Everett Sands, Chief Executive Officer of Lendistry, a leading, Black-led Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and Community Development Entity (CDE) that is also a small business and commercial real estate lender. “Let’s make an assumption. If you are allowed to open, and you can open, then therefore you should be able to receive some type of revenue,” Sands said. “What we’ve learned about the pandemic is that most opportunities are coming a second time. If you look at the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), it came a third time. But it is important for businesses to apply.” The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a federal revenue replacement program designed to sustain small business jobs during the ongoing public health and economic crisis. May 31 was the last day for small business owners operating in low-income neighborhoods to apply for the third round of PPP loans. In California, Lendistry helped thousands of small businesses secure loans and grants during the pandemic. Funded by the State of California through the California Office of the Small Business Advocate, Lendistry, was the state-contracted administrator of the program that administered six rounds of grant funding for non-profits and underserved businesses. Sands was one of the guest speakers along with U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA-17), a member of the Congressional Small Business Caucus, and Virginia Ali. Ali owns the nationally renowned restaurant and Black-owned small business Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington, D.C. Sands said before the virus surfaced, minority businesses were already in a “financially precarious position” with strained resources. Small businesses had limited access to capital, he said, and they lacked the infrastructure to apply for loans or contracts and many of them couldn’t self-finance in the long term. But on the cusp of the state and U.S. economies reopening, Sands says it is not too late for businesses to get

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their financial footing. “As a result of the American Rescue Plan, most states received roughly a billion dollars to help these small businesses increase their revenues” he said. Of California’s 4.1 million small businesses, 1.2

million (29 %) are minority owned. ZIPPIA, an online career support company, calculated that 10,287 Blackowned businesses operate in California. According to the June 2020 report by ZIPPIA, titled the “Most Supportive States for Black Businesses,” California ranked No. 4 before the pandemic. Based on data compiled by the United States Census’ Annual Business Survey, California’s Black businesses employ roughly 81,530 people. Gray said restaurants, barbershops, nail salons, hair salons, hospitality, and personal grooming services have been “inexplicably hurt” due to social-distancing restrictions in the state. Those businesses, owned by many African Americans, were not deemed as essential when a shelter-in-place order was mandated. Now those are the businesses that Newsom intends to help, Gray stated. “Our governor had a tough choice to make,” Gray said. “You close things down to make sure people are safe. Public health is a serious issue. I applaud him for doing that. Yes, there are consequences to our small businesses. But in the end, look at us now. We have the lowest positivity rate in the nation. Also, it looks like our economy is coming back.” A survey conducted by H&R Block found that out of 3,000 small businesses, 53% of Black business operators saw their revenues cut in half due to the pandemic as compared to 37% of White owners. Black-owned small businesses continue to experience disproportionate difficulties, with 35% of Black entrepreneurs reporting that business conditions are worsening. Many say they may not survive the next three months. While the reopening of the economy signals progress, Sands is encouraging Black businesses to pay attention to Small Business Administration programs (SBA) that include loans, a restaurant relief fund and venture capital investments. To apply for federal small business funding, Sands says, a company only has to show the sole business’s gross revenue. Applicants won’t be excluded if the proprietor has been a borrower on a defaulted student loan or has a criminal history. “For amounts less than $150,000, most of the red tape or the bureaucratic process of a loan has been cleared away,” Sands said. Khanna said more funding is expected to be distributed through the Saving Our Street Act, which would allocate loans of up to $250,000 to businesses with fewer than 10 employees. Distribution of the money will be based on the racial and gender diversity of the business owners, he said, and it should help the economy get stronger and financially stabilize the country. “In this next quarter, we’re going to have a pretty good recovery,” he said. “Consumer spending is at 10% growth. I think small businesses are going to come back strong. The problem is a lot of businesses that have had to close may not be able to reopen. And that’s where we have to focus: assisting with debt forgiveness and capital for those businesses that would not survive.”


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By Janell Gore South Kern Sol NaTesha Johnson is a wife, mother, business owner, and avid community leader with a passion for change. She was born and raised in Bakersfield. Johnson grew up singing in the church choir with her sisters along with any other activities her mother encouraged to keep her busy. She attended Bakersfield High, Bakersfield College, and Cal State Bakersfield, where she got her Masters in Public administration.  “Although I’m accountable, I don’t apologize for who I am,” said Johnson describing her personality. “I’m a strong, outspoken, beautiful, black queen who will fight for her community — who will lend her voice when needed.” Upside Productions was founded by Johnson in 2011 as a production company. She explained that they booked

talents, commercials, and hosted events. They did anything entertainment wise until Covid hit. “I had to for a couple of months put everything on pause to reassess what is it I want to do, and what is it I’m trying to do,” Johnson said. “I was affected like many other thousands of businesses, and you have to recess your mission in doing so I pivoted.” While deciding what way to take her business, she decided the right thing to do was strategic partnerships. Upside Productions uses their reach in all communities to connect other companies and organizations with necessary tools to reach their goals to target socially and economically disadvantaged groups. They help companies find the best way to reach groups in the population they may have a hard time reaching. One way this works is a

marketing team from a medical foundation asking Upside productions how to reach black women specifically. Upside Productions will then provide them with the best way to achieve that goal. “We are really invested in diversity equity inclusion. We are able to identify those groups for that organization and logistically structure a connection for them,” said Johnson.  Johnson defines diversity equity inclusion as improving cultural competency, identifying unconscious biases and providing different ways to provide belonging. Johnson sees that as important because organizations, councils, and committees should represent the populations they are a part of so everyone can economically flourish.  Since the murder of George Floyd organizations have been trying learn more and some have asked Johnson to educate them on diversity equity inclusion. Johnson makes sure people realize this is not the same as affirmative action. It is recognizing that there are candidates and organizations that they may not have connections to.  “One, I’m excited, I’m optimistic, I’m encouraged, I’m eager, I’m like yes people are being intentional,” said Johnson explaining how she feels when she’s asked to educate groups. “But at the same time I’m torn. I’m torn because I’m still a business, and I think people have this perception that if it resonates with you as it affects the black community, it is your obligation to do it at no cost.” Along with her business, Johnson is also a part of several committees in Bakersfield. She is the first African American female president of the Fox Theater, Board of Directors for the Kern County Fairgrounds, Vice Chair for the Business Women’s Conference, President of Upside Non-Profit Inc, a member of the Citizens Bond Committee for Bakersfield City School District, Communication and Community Outreach Chair for the BPD Community Collaborative, member of the FBI citizens academy alumni, Board of Directors for the Bakersfield College Alumni Foundation, ambassador for the Beautiful Bakersfield Awards, treasure for the Centric Health Foundation, and has hosted the Women’s March the last three years.  “I think it’s important to fight for your community in so many different ways. One, it is your duty and your obligation. It’s a representation of who you are,” explained Johnson about why it is important to fight for her

community. “Another reason to fight for your community is we are a small population, and if you don’t fight and understand your past, you’re not going to understand where you’re going in the future.” The love she has for her community is recognized through her actions and hard work from those around her. “She has a heart of gold. She genuinely cares about every single person in this community. Even people who don’t frankly either like her or respect her or follow her leadership,” said Traco Mathews, a colleague of Johnson’s and the Chief Program Officers at CAPK, about Johnson,  “She continues to care about them, to work on their behalf and ultimately to get results that will support their safety, their livelihood despite adversity. I want people to know that she’s got character of a saint and a heart of gold.”  Being a part of so many groups can be hard to handle so Johnson makes sure to put everything in her calendar and focus on time management.  “When I wake up, I say, ‘Lord thank you Jesus,’ and I place my feet on the ground and stomp the devil then I go straight to my calendar,” said Johnson To keep herself from getting overwhelmed, she balances her time with work and family. After 7:00 pm she does not work because that is her family time. Her family sits down and has dinner every night and talks about their day.  During the pandemic she also started a garden where she likes to spend her time thinking about ways to improve and reflecting. She has tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, green peppers, strawberries, and corn.  “It’s very spiritual for me… It’s very calming. It’s very relaxing. I can tell my plant’s anything, it’s free therapy,” said Johnson explaining her gardening, “It’s just me, myself, and God.”  Johnson advises young black women to stay true to themselves and to embrace sisterhood.  “Be authentically you. Never apologize for being beautifully black. Never apologize for using your voice, God gave you that voice,” said Johnson giving advice to young black women. “Understand that sisterhood is so important, and sisterhood means a spiritual divine connection with women who will uplift you, support you, tell you when your slip is showing but straighten your crown at the same time.”

The 2021 Kern County Fair Is Back Bakersfield, California – The Kern County Fair announced today that this year’s Kern County Fair is back! The 2021 Kern County Fair will take place Wednesday, September 22 – Sunday, October 3. This year’s theme “The Fun Starts Here” perfectly celebrates the start to getting back to our annual traditions and fun. Kern County Fair officials have been actively working with the County of Kern, Kern County Public Health, and California Department of Food and Agriculture as planning continues throughout

the coming months. “The Board, fair staff, and I are thrilled to once again be planning the 2021 Kern County Fair for our community,” said Michael Olcott, CEO of the Kern County Fair. “Like other fairs and venues that have safely reopened throughout California and around the country, we are developing best practices and safety guidelines that align with the CDC and CDPH.” This year the Kern County Fair will be closed Monday,

September 27 and Tuesday, September 28 to allow for sanitation and health and safety protocols. “I would like to thank the County’s Board of Supervisors and the County Administrative Officer for all the support they have given the Fair over the past 12 months” said Michael Olcott, CEO of the Kern County Fair. “We look forward to working with the County of Kern so that free testing and vaccinations are available to fairgoers.”

The Fair is looking forward to bringing back all your favorites including the carnival, fair food, 4H and FFA competitions, FREE entertainment, and much more. Additional details surrounding the 2021 Kern County Fair and its health and safety guidelines will be shared over the coming months. The Fun Starts Here, at the 2021 Kern County Fair September 22 – October 3.


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